Each person’s must be of benefit to all

September 9th 2012
Always maintain an ideal of perfection. But do not let your desire to improve yourself be solely for your own evolution: consider that it must also be useful, beneficial, for the whole world. All progress in future should be along those lines. Up until now, all spiritual teachings have to some extent led people along the path of individual salvation, where all spiritual achievements – knowledge, powers, revelations – were for themselves. And so they remained isolated, hidden away in some cave or monastery so as not to be disturbed by the hustle and bustle of the outside world. Well, such a philosophy is to be discarded. The new philosophy teaches that we must improve ourselves, but without ever cutting off from others. On the contrary, we should accept inconveniences, make sacrifices, suffer even, but be useful. True self-improvement means being of use to the collectivity.