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Some comments about existence.


I live in a perfect world for it is a world in which things are not perfect.

This imperfect world provides me with the opportunity to make things better. If this was already a perfect world, there would be nothing for me to do to make things better. That certainly would not be a perfect world.

The perfect world is one in which there is imperfection and room for me to have a purpose to make things better. Thus, I certainly do live in a perfect world.

-- Brian William Drisko, 30-Oct-2010 1133 bwd@advaitism.com

Did you know that the first Matrix was designed to be a perfect human world? Where none suffered, where everyone would be happy. It was a disaster. No one would accept the program. Entire crops were lost. Some believed we lacked the programming language to describe your perfect world. But I believe that, as a species, human beings define their reality through suffering and misery. The perfect world was a dream that your primitive cerebrum kept trying to wake up from. Which is why the Matrix was redesigned to this: the peak of your civilization.

-- Agent Smith in The Matrix movie, 1999


I look at the world as being 100% perfect just AS IT IS.

Just assume that everything is always perfect (which it is!). Don't first work on trying to fix what seems wrong with the world. Instead first work on fixing why you don't see the world as perfect. Just assume the problem is with your perception and not with the world itself. You might find it a lot easier to achieve happiness by fixing what is wrong with your perception than by trying to fix everything that you see as wrong with the world.

Once you do understand that existence is, has always been, and will always be 100% perfect just AS IT IS, then feel free to adjust the world to be more how you would like it to be. You won't make it any more perfect, but you will make it more how you like it. Don't worry that your adjustments might make the world any less perfect. They won't. It isn't possible to make existence any less perfect than it is.

Making a change in the world does not make it any more or any less perfect. It just gives it a bit of a push to be more how you'd like it to be. Existence will always be 100% perfect just AS IT IS.

Think of existence as a play, maybe even a famous highly rated play! It could be a commedy, or it could be a tragedy. There are good characters in the play and there are bad characters in the play. There are good actions in the play and there are evil actions in the play. The existence of bad characters and evil actions in the play does not make the play any less perfect. The play can be perfect even with the bad characters and evil actions.

In the same way, existence can still be perfect even with what we perceive to be the bad characters and evil actions. It does not make existence any less perfect.

That does not mean that you should not play your role to right the wrongs in life and to make the world a "better" place. Just don't let the frustrations of achieving your goals deny you the happiness in life that could be yours. Just playing your role in life can be the source of all happiness.

-- Brian William Drisko, 30-Oct-2010 1109 bwd@advaitism.com


Our minds have about the same ability of understanding the true nature of existence
as a red blood cell flowing in our veins has of understanding the true nature of the human body.

A red blood cell is not the human body, but the human body is the red blood cell.
In a similar way, we are not existence, but existence is us.

-- Brian William Drisko, 25-Oct-2008 1216 bwd@advaitism.com


You can't escape the matrix,
for the matrix is everything;
but you can learn to see the matrix,
and watch the role you are playing in it.
Once you can see the matrix,
you may never be the same again.

-- Brian William Drisko, 18-Oct-2008 0000 bwd@advaitism.com


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