(Dr. Ivan Marinho)
Fraternity is the universal love which unites all members of the human species. This helps us to foresee harmony, unity, affection, cordiality and the communion of duties and rights.
The meaning of the word Fraternity can really touch deep into our hearts! However the fundamental question persists: - Does that really exist among the beings that make part of the human species?
Like so many other words, this one was also made to touch us emotionally. Now take a close look at what is going on in the World today, and we will find ourselves immersed in a quicksand of false assertions, for the Appearances have never been true and they will never be. All that talk about Likeness has never come to nothing, because people still hold on to their differences.
How equal are we? Before the Law? In quality or quantity? In rights? In duties? In social position? In complete likeness? In identity of conditions between members of the same social class?
It seems weird, though, that we are so alike, and yet we produce insurmountable differences. This World is a world of appearances and appearances are not true – we are all different!
How many nations have tried to level off the differences through force and imposition, stranding in their own concepts of the brute and the rough to keep their mediocre sense of superiority. There you will see the different ones getting out of the pattern for their need to be different.
So many beautiful words are said with the intention of moving and touching the human soul, whilst the Gears of thought get out of control in the command of this World. The minds are connected to the electric and magnetic forces which are never really satisfied with anything at all, and, because of that, are always searching for something else.
The minds lost themselves in this turmoil of ideas, that vary all the time in the heads of the thinkers, who cannot think right anymore, because the phase that gave sustenance to thought has long weathered, intensifying even more the differences between the human beings.
The Thought has weathered and this inequality reflects the need for finding a common a basis, which the experimental and cultural developments have always labeled as pure or impure, sacred or profane, legal or prohibited. This mental development has always been justified as the product of the religious actions; however religions alone could never come up with all that, if it were not for a natural trend in the human mind to pursue its Self-Knowledge. The concept of Salvation has planted deep roots in the human mind.
The Good aimed by everyone in life could never be achieved in a society where the Lord-Servant Relations are predominant with the disheartening of the latter, who has always been submitted to a system which pleases one part and displeases the other part. While this kind of system prevails in the human relations there can never exist a fair society based on equality. That is the reason why the concept of Salvation assumed this aspect of post-life libertation.
The oppressed societies transferred the feeling of sadness, fear and anguish to the external aspects of their lives. The cultural development, the progress of the techniques and positive sciences entailed new social relations and new social structures. People started questioning from where all those creeds came, for they made no sense at all. These people started searching for a better explanation to the World Functions.
And the Fraternity? What place does it occupy in the human realms? It is a fragmented body of concepts which once are picked up here and there, they start giving form to a plan in which Love, Concord and Peace can be nurtured between People. Only then we can talk about fraternity as a designed action and behavior in which all people unite into a sole body or organization.
It is possible? Of course it is! Through the Knowledge of yourself and the Understanding of all corrupted actions perpetrated by our brothers and sisters. Once we see the fabric of energies beneath this reality which involves all the human beings, we will understand why they acted contrary to their true rational nature. The Thou and the I have been part of this organization, in which the I was involved by the invisible and illusory fabric of the Thou. Nevertheless, after reading the books Universe in Disenchantment, one starts to perceive this deception which constituted the human life, and the individual start perceiving his true nature. The transference from the unreal to the real is processed in a natural way, and the ultimate reality from which life sprung becomes attainable and visible for the reader.