Questions for the Seer from Rogier
Q. What is the most significant benefit of being involved in physical life?
A. I appreciate your choice of words, because just to be physical is the same as being involved in physical life. The short answer is: compassionate understanding. (Compassionate understanding is the evolved form of love.)
Q. Why do we have to be involved in physical life to have compassion?
A. Involvement in physical life requires a contracted vision. Contracted vision is the opposite of expanded vision – which we have when in a meditative state. (Mystics call being in a meditative state "awake dreaming".) Our vision is ideally a balance between contracted and expanded vision — hence the need for the physical involvement to provide the necessary contacted perspective.
Q. This is contrary to what yogis and lightseekers strive for. They strive to be in a constant expanded or meditative state.
A. They have a flawed perception; which is why they age. They don't have the necessary energy to sustain perpetual regeneration.
Q. Please explain, how does this relate to having compassion?
A. The collective, or average (meaning a combination of the expanded and contracted perspectives) vision, the electrical component, we have, is the opposite pole to the feeling, magnetic, component. As in all opposites, an increase of one pole reduces the other pole. If we have a dominance of expanded vision, we have a decrease in feelings such as love or empathy or compassion.
Q. Is that why yogis or other traditions where meditation is dominant, seem unmoved by the abject poverty around them?
A. That is the primary reason, yes. They use the scapegoat of karma to avoid improving life for others; that is the core reason. By valuing only expanded vision, they become beings without compassion (in fact, they feel sullied by everyday concerns).