The World As a Dream

If you look at any newspaper you can see the world is in a precarious condition, but we find various escapes to deal with the problems of the world.

Stastistic say that According to the A.C. Nielsen Co., the average American watches 3 hours and 46 minutes of TV each day (more than 52 days of nonstop TV-watching per year). By age 65 the average American will have spent nearly 9 years glued to the tube

We bide our time with things that concern us and our immediate surroundings, but there are another class of people who are not concerned with such things. They are the messenger, the reformers, and the visionaries and mystics.

2 Kinds of People in this World

1. People are concered with 2 primary things:

a. The Self – body, mind, plans, etc.
b. The place where we live, world at large, and its paraphernalia

2.People who are concerned with not only the 2 but the transcendental subject above the body and mind.

a. Concerned with Absolute Truth
b. Unconcered about relative truths.

The Srimad Bhagavatam, an ancient Sanskrit spiritual text, describes this world as a dream…

arthe hy avidyamane ‘pi
samsrtir na nivartate
dhyayato visayan asya
svapne ‘narthagamo yatha

“Actually a living entity is transcendental to material existence, but because of his mentality of lording it over material nature, his material existential condition does not cease, and just as in a dream, he is affected by all sorts of disadvantages.”Srimad Bhagavatam 3.27.4


Almost all people today all sleepwalkers concerned with relative truths.
They are concered with basic animistic desires. No time for trying to understand the absolute cause of life itself.

We live completely artificial lifestyles. Its all meant for satisfying basic bodily pleasures.


The problem lies in that that we are complex beings. We have different layers of the self. But modern society insists on pleasing our bodily senses as the primary goal.

The human is meant for more than just eating, sleeping, and mating.
We are spiritual beings and the platform of spiritual existence is relationships.

When we understand our relationship to the whole, we become happy.

Why we are here and how to expand our love for existence.

The problem is that as spiritual beings we are trying to expand our love and pleasure through these material senses. We don’t have the room to grow the pleasure, because the body has limitations.

We want unlimited pleasure and love, but people are frustrated trying to achieve it through the material body.

Divorce rate is 50% now. People are frustrated, but ultimately we are all made to love.

So that is what the other awake people come to tell us . How to fulfill to love propensity.

All such messengers have come to tell us to direct the love toward the source of life, Krishna.
Then we will get the reprocation we need.

Krishna is the source of love, the source of life, so we are an expansion of that love.

Life is meant to be a celebration of that love.

There are countless stories of how powerful that love is. How it has transformed the lives of others. Beyong religion and history. It speaks to the heart. It is not gained by conversion of religious designation. It is simply realization, a vision one acquires.

The sleepwalkers on this planet if they are fortune they get awakened by the saints. The holy man. Those visionary who have no other purpose than to serve the universe by showing the path back home, back to Godhead.

Giriraja is a regular contributor to “16ROUNDS to Samadhi” and a co-conspirator of the "Krishna Lounge". He is working artist at his company Star Family, aspires for success on the path of bhakti-yoga, and would like to contribute to making the world a (somewhat) better place.

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