- A Cognitive dissonance – Bribery shall blind the wise
- Most people are not yet ready to "disconnect"
- Building the will – the question, In order to create an opening for the appearance of the guide.
- No one can free himself from prison – the need for a teacher
- The wisdom of being a disciple (Talmid Hacham)
- Summary – The courage to jump
Sub chapter – Cognitive dissonance – Bribery shall blind the wise
Morpheus: "most people are so hopelessly accustomed and dependent on the system , they will do anything in their power to defend it". Most of the world simply sees reality through their five senses, and if put against another picture, they will feel their lives threatened from the core. A threat against their "right" for unlimited sensory pleasure. Having built their whole existence on the basis of this reality, they will eventually persecute whoever will try to show them this alternative picture.
As long as man is in the illusion, hermetically closing on him from all sides, he has almost no chance at all to see a crack in "reality". His only chance for liberation is not to despair, and not buy the story he is being sold. This nonacceptance is the opening, and through this opening the guide will appear and will eventually lead him out of the illusion.
A man training in this question is called a believer. Trinity explained this to Neo in a most direct way: "The question is what drives us. It is what brought us to this place. The answer is out there and it is looking for us ,and it will find us if we only let it, if we only ask"…
Moses gave us a message from the chief programmer, that not only have we a chance to know, we are obligated to know . And if we are obligated then we also posses the ability.
The truth is that the greatest challenge is to confront the edges of our self definition. For this, one does not need to travel to the end of the world. It is really the end of the world we define ourselves in, and it is here. Trinity tells Neo that "the Matrix cannot tell you who you really are" . Morpheus tells us that our self definition out of the world is only a mental projection of our digital (material) body . The true "Self" lies way beyond this definition. Mostly, the fear of the unknown stops us from growing. The seed is afraid to change because he likes himself as he is. It is only when he is willing to give up his seedy nature that he can change and grow into a huge tree. The biggest challenge is to have the courage to give up who I think I am in order to find the true "Self". To give myself up and jump towards truth .