“Saving the World” Is a Completely Absurd Notion
ADI DA SAMRAJ: Where is that place in dreams? What is its size? The world is exactly of that kind. The difference is that you are associated with it in such a way that it seems much more formidable.
You see the subtle and dream worlds briefly and confusedly, because basically you rest in this one. But when you begin to suffer life, you see that this waking world corresponds exactly to your requirements. Things happen to you, some so-called good and some so-called bad, exactly in accord with your tendencies.
Things in this world are always testing you and not fulfilling you.
When you begin to see the world as a realm rather than as a place or fixed something to which you are attached, then it becomes much more amusing.
What does the notion of saving the world mean? What is the world? That notion is just as absurd as saying that you are going to go back into your dream world tonight and save it!
Because we have a fixed idea of the earth–it has a certain population and so on–we can imagine everybody believing and doing the same thing, belonging to the same organization, and all that nonsense.
It is not necessary to save the world.
Such a notion is completely absurd.
There are infinite numbers of beings,
infinite numbers of possibilities and changes,
and all of them are an illusion.
When you wake up you have no concern for the dream world. Having awakened, you have no inclination to save anybody that you met in dreams, or to be saved yourself!
The gorilla can chase you all night, but when you wake up in the morning, there is no gorilla, no threat. Then who cares?
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From the discourse “The Grace of Suffering”