One may easily wonder: if reality is truly different to how it appears in the standard perspective, and if it really is how it is expressed through past or contemporary non-standard perspectives, why does this state of affairs not make a larger impact upon the daily life of humanity? Why is it not the main headline of the day? Why isn’t the world more interested in discovering what is actually the case? Why does life lead us only to acquire the standard perspective, in which non-standard perspectives seem far-fetched, imaginary, naïve?
As ever, there are long, long answers to the more profound questions in this vein, some of which cannot be satisfactorily answered. To provide a very crude and short response, however, one may say this: it is because the fundamental desire of the human being is not actually strong enough to motivate anything other than the acquisition of the standard perspective. The effects and implications of this are immense. Not least, it is revealed that deep in the heart of humanity there lies a fundamental desire for the kind, form and manner of life that manifests as seen and experienced in the world we live in; this also means, of course, that there lies in that heart a fundamental desire for those realities known as death and suffering.
This desire is fundamental; human beings are not necessarily aware of it within themselves. The desire lies within the eternal essence of the individual, which is, in truth, at a stage of its existence in which it seeks the death experience. The eternal essence cannot actually die, being eternal, and yet it can apparently die. Through the constant changing of its multidimensional manifestation, the eternal essence experiences death; it experiences the phenomenal consciousness’s experience of death. This death is a dream, but it is real enough; enough to convince the essence it is not a dream! The desire to awaken from the dream, and realize the illusory nature of the life-death cycle, along with the ability to awaken, is not stronger than the desire to remain in the dream or experience all of the sensations and experiences that are possible in it: the sensations and experiences that are normally attributed, in the standard perspective, to “real life”, including death and suffering.
For thousands of years, the situation of humanity has been likened to one of being asleep, and life likened to a dream. In many languages and cultures, the ordinary, daily life has been expressed as being illusory. To “wake up” is never a question of personal will; the fact is, humanity is not really in a position to wake up, for it is in the middle to latter part of its evening sleep. Yet, it will wake up when the “morning” comes, as it were. Some people, of course, wake earlier: perhaps they were light sleepers, or were woken up by a nightmare, or the sounds of birds… The expressions pertaining to sleep and wakefulness have served human kind for thousands of years already, and will continue to play their part for future generations. In truth, as even the children’s song would state it, “life is but a dream”. The new disclosure will bring new facts and information about that to those who will receive it.
It is difficult for many to see how it is even possible that the human being desires death and suffering; everything in life would seem to confirm that, if anything, it is the avoidance of death, and the will to live, that motivates human experience. However, such things as these, and even the understanding of death and life, are but superficial concepts that exist as reality only in the personal consciousness of the individual, and thus collectively as standard human understanding, and bear no significant relation to things as they are, resulting instead from observations within the dream. They are only relatively real, like everything in dreams. When the human being, and the human society at large, has generally traversed its night of sleep and has fundamentally become tired of it, and instead desires once again to not remain in dreams but to get up and start the day, then the facts about reality will make begin to make their impact on daily life. Until then, the stark, brute fact is that individuals and societies will continue to experience all kinds and forms of death and suffering; is there anything else that could better rouse one from slumber?