To understand the behaviour of human beings it is important not to forget that they carry in their subconscious a distant animal past
"To understand the behaviour of human beings it is important not to forget that they carry in their subconscious a distant animal past, which reveals itself in cunning, brutality, cruelty, voracity, sensuality and so on. Therefore, whatever human being you meet, whoever they are, even the most civilized, always be aware they carry the baggage of the animal kingdom with them. And this animal nature is powerful; it has had thousands of years to strengthen and intensify because it has lived in very difficult conditions. Just look at all the difficulties animals have to contend with to survive, find food, find shelter and retain it. After having lived in such conditions, how can you now expect our instinctive nature to be gentle, good and lenient? But what you should also realize is that we can work on our psychic and spiritual qualities, so that we come to stand up to these instinctive tendencies. That is the issue we all have to resolve."