Life’s Essentials with Prem Rawat
The Grand Illusion and You - Are you just an actor, or is there more to life?
Tue Jul 13 2021
The Deeper Meaning of Life
- The podcast explores the deeper meaning of our lives and how we become confused actors in this theatre of existence.
- Prem explains that there is a way to find clarity in this confusing world.
Power, Energy, and the World We Have Created
- The three things discussed are power, energy, and the world we have created for ourselves.
- Power is described as everything that was, is, and will be with no end.
- Energy is the quintessential merging of the creator, sustainer, and destroyer powers.
- The world we have created includes bridges, roads, systems, farming systems, relationships, cars, bicycles, motorcycles, trains, ships, airplanes and other fantasies we try to make come true.
- There are debates about whether this world is the only reality or if there wasn't isn't and won't be.
Life as a Play
- The world we live in is the only reality and produces high levels of anxiety.
- Life is like a play, and we are actors on a stage called Earth.
- It's important to remember that it's just a play and not get confused with our role playing as an actor.
- If we know who we truly are, becoming rich or poor in the play won't affect our real riches.
- Understanding ourselves is crucial to not getting dragged into the grand illusion of the play.
- Knowing oneself is crucial to avoid confusion.
- Answering questions often requires a dialogue and asking further questions.
- Physical health impacts one's life situation.
Metaphor of Being an Actor
- The speaker discusses the importance of knowing oneself, especially in distinguishing between one's role and reality.
- They use the metaphor of being an actor playing a role to emphasize this point.
- The speaker notes that scripts (i.e. life circumstances) will constantly change, but one's true self remains constant.
- They admire doctors who focus on working with patients beyond their script or diagnosis.
- The speaker encourages listeners to focus on their own aliveness and true selves rather than getting caught up in external scripts or circumstances.
Consciousness and Personal Fulfillment
- The speaker emphasizes the importance of being conscious and aware of one's reality beyond acting, scripts, and applause.
- He encourages listeners to focus on their own personal fulfillment and gratitude rather than seeking validation from others.
- The speaker offers an online course called Peak to help people experience personal peace.
- He has a new book called Hear Yourself: How to Find Peace in a Noisy World available for pre-order.