“Will, not intellect or understanding.”

It can be said that four things are essential to the worldview of Marghdeen:

  • The essential nature of human being consists in will. It does not consist in intellect or understanding.
  • The ethical nature of human being is good. It is neither evil, nor a mix of good and evil, nor tainted with sin.
  • The salvation lies in absolute freedom from fear and grief. It does not require the annihilation of the self, nor are we doomed to participate in a conflict between good and evil that is never going to end, nor do we need a Divinely appointed redeemer.
  • All vices are essentially rooted in fear – often accompanied with despair.

The gradual evolution of this worldview through the collective experiences of humanity will be discussed elsewhere. It may be suggested here that those who are being mentioned as the ‘pioneers‘ of Marghdeen either shared all four beliefs or contributed significantly to their gradual evolution. These four ideas also help us understand the unity of the social process, and can be implemented through the ‘ten commandments for the state‘.