Leave yourself free to acquire the riches that will be yours for all eternity-
Yes, life on earth is an illusion, a dream; reality is something quite different. What is the point of losing eternal life for the sake of an illusion that will soon disappear without a trace? True, you have to eat, clothe yourself, have a roof over your head, and so on, but the intelligent way to behave is to do no more than necessary in this area, and to leave yourself free to acquire the riches that will be yours for all eternity.
Otherwise everything will be taken from you and you will end by being naked and destitute. Even the books you have read and the knowledge you acquired at university will be taken away and wiped from your mind. Next time you come to earth you will have to begin to read and study all over again, because the wealth you possess today is not really yours; it has been given to you by others.
Genius comes from profound personal experience in a past life
If something does not rightfully belong to you, you are going to have to give it back. You will be allowed to keep and bring back with you in your next incarnation only the gifts and qualities that you have explored, experienced and absorbed for yourself. All talents, all gifts of genius, can be explained in this way. A philosopher or musician of genius is someone who comes into the world with knowledge acquired through profound personal experience in a previous incarnation.
How many human beings are willing to put their inner life first
Human beings are in this world in order to proclaim the glory of God and to help others. But instead of doing this the great majority bury themselves away and become like brute beasts because they are always afraid of what the neighbours or their family might think. Of course if everyone is always ruled by fear, nothing new will ever happen in the world.
Where will you find anyone today who is ready to endure privations, anyone who says, ‘That is not important; I have everything I need in myself; my inner life is so intense and rich that I need nothing else’?
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
Complete Works Vol. 26, A New Dawn: Society and Politics in the Light of Initiatic Science