32 On the Levels of Awareness III
This realm belongs to beings who operate wholly on instinct.
People trapped on this level of being are completely the victims of the
material circumstances that surround them.
They cannot be expected to demonstrate awareness, or communication at
People can only rise from this realm when they encounter some kind of
massive transformative event.
Everyday people, and even meditators, will end up touching this realm at moments when they allow the basest of emotions to dominate them; when they are overly afraid, and as a way to ignore the reality of death.
It is important when this situation occurs to be able to meditate, to overcome fear, and realize that in reality both the instincts for self-preservation and procreation are false, a product of the fear of death, and therefore can be overcome without difficulty.