Animal nature: the various religions of God tell us, that man has a lower, worldly, animalistic nature.


Humans have a lower, meaner, baser, harsher, more brutal, more callous, insensitive, animalistic nature, that some call an ego; that if we let it, controls our darker earthly nature; veiled, supposedly in our hidden subconscious: There are two natures in man, the higher nature, or the spiritual side of man, and the lower, earthly, animalistic side of man; which lives for the world. The Christian Bible tells us: the cross-5pix 1 Corinthians: 15:44 Paul, “There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.” The spiritual side of man craves light and seeks to know its maker. The lower side, like the animal, craves the things of this life and seeks it’s fulfillment in this world. 1 Corinthians: 2:14 “The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.” Jewish symbols star-8pix JUDAISM: Ecclesiastics: 3:18 “I said in mine (own) heart concerning the estate of the sons of men, that God might manifest them, and that they might see that they themselves are beasts.” Ecclesiastics: 3:19 “For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no (special) preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity.” Ecclesiastics: 3:20 “All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.” Ecclesiastics 3:21 “Who knoweth the spirit of man that goeth upward, and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth.” Worldly. the cross-5pix CHRISTIANITY: Jude: 1:10 “But these speak evil of those things which they know not: but what they know naturally, as brute beasts, in those things they corrupt themselves.” Jude: 1:11 “Woe unto them! For they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error.” 2 Peter: 2:12 “But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;” 2 Peter: 2:13 “And shall receive the reward of unrighteousness, as they that count it pleasure to riot in the day time. Spots they are and blemishes, sporting themselves with their own deceivings while they feast with you;”

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: “May I get blind if, after having passed so many years of my life, I now turn into an animal in human form!

(Islam, Ali b. Abi Taalib, Letters from Nahjul Balaagh)

Islamic symbol-5pix 21. “Nor be like those who say, ‘We hear,’ but listen not: For the worst of beasts in the sight of Allah (God) are the deaf and the dumb, those who understand not. For the worst of beasts in the sight of Allah, are those who reject Him: They will not believe.” The human beasts!

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah   8)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM: Denkard: Zoroaster, “Men themselves incline to two different sides (good or evil); either to the side of the Spiritual (happy) existence, or to that of this (animal) world existence. — The ruler of the former one, is the soul. Moreover it was on account of the exit of the soul from the body that the power of (animal) life and speech died away (from him). So long as the animate organic person of Gayomard lived in purity, his power of life and speech existed. By the Mazdayasnian religion there is exaltation (unto men) from their own base (animal) condition.”

Ahura Mazda symbol-8pix Denkard: Zoroaster, “Those that are evil have no hope of saving their souls in the other world of God. Thus without any thought of spiritual faith they become strong for evil through the power of their latent animal passions.”

Ahura Mazda symbol-8pix “Rectitude, conscience and Godliness are features that distinguish mankind from the animal-world, human beings from nature.” “Mazda (God) is the only Saviour. He redeems man by rectitude and conscience, lifts him up from mere animal existence.” (ZOROASTER, Hymns of Atharvan pp. 64 and 691)

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: 147. “Let him consider that (he received) a (mere animal) existence, when his parents begat him through mutual affection, and when he was born from the womb (of his mother).” “These be my lower Nature; learn the higher, Whereby, thou Valiant One! this Universe Is, by its principle of life, produced;”

(Hindu, Laws of Manu chapter 2 and 7)

Hindu symbol 5-pix “Those who want to study ancient man, must learn to study him as he really was, an animal, with all the strength and weaknesses of an animal, though an animal that was to rise above himself, and in the end discover his true self, after many struggles and many defeats.”

(Hindu, Upanishads vol. 1, Introduction to the Upanishads, vol. 1)

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM: “The Buddha did not teach that Ego-entities hasten through the ocean of rebirth, but merely life-waves, which, according to their nature and activities (good, or evil), manifest themselves here as men, there as animals, and elsewhere as invisible beings.”

((The Eightfold Path), Buddha, the Word (The Eightfold Path))

Dharma wheel Buddhist symbols-5pix 24. “The pleasures of creatures (our hidden, latent animal tendencies) are wide-ranging and extravagant. Embracing those pleasures (of the world) and holding on to them, they undergo birth and decay again and again.”

(Buddhism, Buddhist, Dhammapada, Buddha)

Dharma wheel Buddhist symbols-5pix “Realization itself is within the inner consciousness. It is an inner experience that has no connection with the lower (animal) mind-system.” (Buddha, Lankavatara Sutra)

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM: “Avaunt! flee in fear all (ye) evil, restricting, wrathful spirits! (of the lower animal nature), Flee, begone, be vanquished and brought to naught before the glory and light of Manda-d-Hiia! (God/Savior God).” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 17)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “I assure you, these people become like beasts of prey in their (feral) fanaticism.” “Will you not recognize that neither the beasts of the field nor any moving thing on earth has ever equaled the ferociousness of your acts? How long is your heedlessness to last?

The Bab: (Nabil, The Dawn-Breakers, p. 282 and The Babi  and Baha’i Religions 1844-1944, p. 392)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “In man there are two natures; his spiritual or higher nature and his material or lower (animal) nature.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Paris Talks, p. 60, Bahá’í Faith)

the greatest name 8 pix“As long as man is a captive of habit, pursuing the dictates of self and desire, he is vanquished and defeated. This passionate personal ego takes the reins from his hands, crowds out the qualities of the divine ego and changes him into an animal, a creature unable to judge good from evil, or to distinguish light from darkness.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Divine Philosophy, p. 133)

“Consider how base a nature it reveals in man that, notwithstanding the favors showered upon him by God, he should lower himself into the animal sphere, be wholly occupied with material needs, attached to this mortal realm, imagining that the greatest happiness is to attain wealth in this world. How purposeless! How debased is such a nature!

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 185)