In the Saiyasart a conflict of existence or a conflict of ideas is called a “what if?” -question on the non-physical level, which is attached to the questioner until he has reached a solution to the conflict.

It is important to understand that the presence of a conflict of existence in the understanding has neither a positive nor a negative connotation. Rather, it is about perceiving and understanding such conflicts for the purposes of self-knowledge.

Origin of existential conflicts

A simple example of the emergence of a conflict of existence would be the question of what would have happened if one had eaten a vanilla ice cream instead of a chocolate ice cream. The solution to this conflict is obvious. Either you buy a chocolate ice cream and experience the effect that a different taste selection would have brought (associated) or you decide that you don’t care and you prefer to focus on the already existing vanilla ice cream (dissociated).

Problems occur if you suddenly decide to taste a chocolate ice cream and then find out that the ice cream parlour is closed. In this case, you have to wait until the shop reopens to experience the taste of a chocolate ice cream.

It becomes more difficult when existential conflicts arise, for example in relation to careers or relationships (i.e. life, survival and reproduction). One wonders: what would have been if one had chosen another profession or partner? Would one’s own life then have gone in a different direction? Would it have been “better”? Would you have become “happier” or “more satisfied”? What else would have happened in this case?

As with the ice cream example, these conflicts can also be resolved by experiencing the state in question (for example, by changing jobs or partners) during your lifetime. However, it may also happen that the possibility of a conflict resolution no longer exists for you, because you die. The conflict thus remains unresolved at the level of non-being, because the body necessary to experience the state in question is no longer given as an “experience vehicle”.

As with chocolate ice cream, it is necessary to wait until the proverbial ice cream parlour reopens. This process is referred to in various teachings as waiting for rebirth (reincarnation).

Background of existential conflicts

In the model of the Saiyasart it is assumed that the origin of all beings originated from a division of nothingness into nothingness and non-nothingness (see original text) for the purposes of self-perception. From the question of one’s own existence and its properties arose or arises an infinite number of possible viewing angles (aspect) from which new questions and sub-questions nested in them arise in the form of existential conflicts.

Accordingly, in the Saiyasart one does not assume a certain soul, which waits after death for an opportunity necessary for consideration by reincarnation. Instead, the individual (see definition unit) is described as a unique collection of existential conflicts to be dealt with, which perform a partial aspect of self-perception within a certain existence coordinate.

If this is not successful (e.g. due to premature death), this can lead to the emergence of a magical figure or to a new attempt at consideration to resolve the remaining partial conflict under similar conditions. This process is called reincarnation.

Solving existential conflicts

Many teachings seek to break the wheel of reincarnation through enlightenment or similar methods. In the understanding of the Saiyasart this is more or less automatically done by a successful processing of the respective existential conflict questions through perception and experience in the present (experiencing in the here and now).

The emergence of new existential conflicts (see subroutines in computer programs) is again caused by an active creation of desire (bein associated) in relation to the past or the future (“What if I had taken a chocolate ice cream?” or “What if I eat a chocolate ice cream next time?”).

The desire to avoid conflict-based causes led in various teachings,, to silent meditations (if one thinks nothing, one can not create new conflicts) or to the recommendation to renounce worldly things or to practice letting go.

Conflicts of existence in naturopathy

In traditional Free-Warrior medicine, existential conflicts are considered to be disease-causing. The conscious or subconscious preoccupation with mental conflicts inevitably affects the central nervous system. The impulses emitted by the CNS can in turn lead to various diseases throughout the body.