A question I received: You’re saying that people shouldn’t correct the world, but only themselves. But what can I do if I see that half the people I know don’t want to correct themselves, wishing only to lead the life of an animal? How can I correct myself?
My Answer: You have to correct yourself until you stop seeing that people lead the life of an animal. Instead of feeling sorry for these people, feel sorry for yourself for seeing them the way that you do. The moment you correct your vision, you will see these people as happy and successful. If you change yourself, you will see them in a completely different way! Someone that appeared unhappy to you will turn out to be joyful and happy. You will see a wealthy man instead of a pauper. You will see that someone whose sole interest in life was beer and football is actually a sage’s student who has attained all the worlds.
You have to grieve and lament over your seeing them as such, because the distorted picture you see is nothing but a result of your own corruption, of you looking at them with uncorrected eyes. The whole world is a reflection of what you have within. Within you are all of the vices of the world. If you see the poor, the sick and the corrupt, it testifies only to your own corruption. Otherwise you would see a world full of goodness.
If the Creator is good and does good, how can there be evil in the world? It’s all because there is no goodness inside you; otherwise you would see a gleaming world. A person doesn’t need to correct the world, but only his vision of it. There’s no one to correct but yourself. As soon as you do, you will see that the world is full of Light. It’s the World of Infinity, abundant and perfect. We can’t see it, however, because we are corrupt. It’s concealed from us behind 125 curtains, which we have to remove.
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