"If we make consistent effort, based on proper education, we can change the world" – Dalai Lama
What exactly is “The World”?
Ever since I read this quote I have been inspired to understand this concept of there being a “world”..
What does it mean in the dictionary?
World = world
1. The earth.
2. The universe.
3. The earth with its inhabitants.
4. The inhabitants of the earth; the human race.
a. Humankind considered as social beings; human society: turned her back on the world.
b. People as a whole; the public: The event amazed the world.
6. often World A specified part of the earth: the Western World.
7. A part of the earth and its inhabitants as known at a given period in history: the ancient world.
8. A realm or domain: the animal world; the world of imagination.
a. A sphere of human activity or interest: the world of sports.
b. A class or group of people with common characteristics or pursuits: the scientific world.
10. A particular way of life: the world of the homeless.
11. All that relates to or affects the life of a person: He saw his world collapse about him.
12. Secular life and its concerns: a man of the world.
a. Human existence; life: brought a child into the world.
b. A state of existence: the next world.
14. A large amount; much. Often used in the plural: did her a world of good; candidates that are worlds apart on foreign policy.
15. A celestial body such as a planet: the possibility of life on other worlds.
1. Of or relating to the world: a world champion.
2. Involving or extending throughout the entire world: a world crisis.
When you look at the above – and it strikes me straight away that it is weaving in wordplay giving a sense of unity in the way of a common understanding but..all 15 definitions describe the World in only one way- that is only an objective perspective.. A Tangible thing – something with a shape, size, numbers, sections and categories or what not. But then, why is it that I see, by what I feel like to be the beauty or sadness in the world around me and a person I get along fine with can’t see me eye to eye? Why is dealing with something mentally easier for me than it is for someone else? Why do I think of something being easy when someone else finds the same difficult?
I feel that the “The World” is exactly that! “The” being specific and individualised and pointing to a certain “world”; an experience of it or a perspective at a certain point in time in a specific individual's life.
Mooji a self-realised being, talks about all of life's events being a play unfolding on the stage of our consciousness. Have we really considered this to be “The world” too? What I am saying is – The world, what we perceive it to be and our awareness of our grasp is directly related to our individual abilities to perceive our singular truth at a time. The world’s meaning in the dictionary I am assuming is the generic translation everyone in the (physical earth) world refers to when anyone just like the Dalai Lama or Michael Jackson is talking about it. However I feel unless you really understand the word “World”'s meaning you won’t be able to make any changes to it. First and foremost reason is because literally by the dictionary it is HUGE and impersonal and it is objective not subjective! So how can one single person take responsibility for such a task that is so large in scale?! And why would they want to when there is already such a separation in understanding the world to be an external thing to what is perceived within?!
The World by the dictionary directs our minds naturally to its size – Extra Large multiplied by millions. But when I say understanding the meaning of the "world" I am inferring to a realisation of the world. What is the felt and realised world by you? How can you actually feel and realise something of this magnitude when from childhood you have been taught or mentally registered a tangible and super large meaning of the word "world"? I am saying that one can feel and realise it only through experience and then only can they have a grasp that The World is (also) a manifestation of a perspective of what is larger than us and environs us by the same perspective. So it is a Subjective, non-tangible thing first, which has no precise size (commonly). And experiencing the enormity or scale while finding the individual and singular subjective placement in it, in the play of all things in the subjective manifested world around is, realising it.
For example the world to me is my realisation or felt experience of exactly my life through the years versus another’s experience of their life through years of living realising the world around them. So now what I am going to bring up is perspective. World Views – vary! This is typical and a common factor among all of us simply because we all (yes each one of us even if we are family) have lived and perceived each experience differently. It is a common factor among all, that each of us have a different experience of life in the same physical world however we also all try to have the same world view by forgetting that we actually don’t acknowledge this key factor – that is we do not truly perceive the world exactly the same as another outside of ourselves. This tends to create misalignment to what change is actually needed, if there were any needed by the masses.
So how can one change “the world”? What is this proper education the Dalai Lama is talking about? And why would someone that perceives “the world” to be perfect the way it is want to change “the world” versus the rest that find faults in it? What is this quote really saying?
I really believe that proper education qualifies as proper only once when one can forget their vocational or other or inner education and assimilate their lessons into living life smoothly in harmony with outer world – It’s this ability of assimilation that really defines or validates proper education. It is not about coming up on top or being in first place or superseding because of that education. Assimilation also infers an action such as blending in or really integrating our education into ourselves to make our actions second nature to our psychological behaviour (without interjections of moral or ethical kind) and in this way being of purpose and use to the physical world we live and experience life through. Alongside others in the (per se) community or physical enormous world. So when things cannot be integrated, they cause clashing and create conflict and this is why there are so many misunderstandings of what the actual world view should be among the masses.
Anyhow the proper education’s proof lies in its true application of its techniques and methods being harmonious. Only then can there be a harmonised change from an organic place of all that are able to integrate their technical and methodical being-nesses in being of service in their own world.
This being of service is also another aspect one must understand clearly.The fact that many people receive education and then exploit the ones that do not have a clear understanding of what service really means to them is a gap in specific world’s societies. For example media is so conspiring along with government agendas that the mis-education keeps growing among the masses and that as a result keeps eating away at the physical world's massive’s sense of a common understanding of what they each need or what change is actually necessary or is needed today.
The knowledge of knowing what is of service starts on an individual level. The individual must understand what their needs are in accordance with their perceived world and then can they be the change maker. Individually, interdependently and thus contributing to the levelling of a great world change actioning.
So this changing of the world really does not mean changing the entire physical world outside first but the individual taking responsibility to perceive the truth of what their personal world is, actioning to bringing their personal-world needs and requisites to a balance and then from there experiencing the shift on the level of the massive.
Therefore the God/dess must always keep the gaze within, sift through the egoic (larger scale and external world views) and come to a place of being vigilant of their inner realities play out on the outside on the physical realm. Remember the outer world (the real and actual personal-world events) is always showing what changes need to take place on the inner (realised world) if one should require it to change or experience it differently. The world in numbers is many however in subjectivity it is an individual thing. The Ocean is present in each of its drop yet flows through different paces according to the size of its waves and in accordance to other natural influences.
Make changes to the "world" by re-conditioning "the" world within.
Love & Light