Let me ask you a question. Have you really been looking for perfection in an imperfect world? Have you? You’re not going to succeed; sorry! You’ve wasted your time. You’re not going to find it. Not outside. The only place you’re going to find it is within you.
Didn’t I tell you that a long time ago? [Audience: Yeah.] So then, why were you looking for perfection in an imperfect world?
What is this? What is this? We stand at the cusp, at the threshold, of such a possibility to truly change people’s lives. And not just change people’s lives who have a comfy living room. But to change people’s life who are in the midst of that hell.
When I go to South Africa – which I really enjoy going to. Because I know I am helping those people who truly are in that burning hell.
There’s one lady in South Africa lives almost homeless. Very bad living conditions. Living in the Soweto ghettoes, and the ghettoes there are horrible. But a heart so pure. And she wants to help others. She wants to take the Peace Education Program to others.
Not complaining about herself. Not complaining about her situation, not complaining about her living conditions. But a heart of gold.
And this? And you know, ah! I know a lot of people, a lot of you don’t do this but some of you do! Nitpick, nitpick, nitpick, nitpick, nitpick, nitpick, nitpick. Why?! You don’t have to.
You know, one time I read this story; I was in India. And somebody went into the temple and took off Krishna’s clothes on the statue, and put jeans on him. Now, of course, I love this story. From everything that I have seen about Krishna, he was cool. So, obviously, he would have worn jeans if he was now.
And people were so upset – and that was, to me, so entertaining. Do you really go and worship Krishna in your temples? Or do you really go and worship his clothes? If you don’t worship his clothes, then what difference does it make what he’s wearing – or if he’s wearing nothing?
What do you worship? Why did you come to Knowledge? So you can become nitpick experts? Well, I guess Knowledge has helped you with that too. Because some of you are experts at it.
And so, yeah. My recommendation? Don’t try to make bread out of the little flour that’s on your clothes. Just brush it off. Move on! Make sure that your objective is very clear to you every single day! And your objective is what? To be in peace.