Have you ever imagined this Earth to be a huge stage – a stage that is hosting a mega drama? The biggest show you could ever imagine? Can you ever imagine this humongous Earth to be nothing more than a platform where a show called “LIFE” is being staged? 8 billion people in one show!
Most of us can’t! We think life is real. Unlike dreams, which we all know are not real, we think that our “waking life” is real. In reality, life is also a myth, a mirage, and an illusion. Just like dreams are unreal, everything that’s happening on Earth is just a drama, a show. Because we are unaware that life is a drama, we suffer.
We come with nothing and we go empty-handed, but we start believing that everything is ours. The one who plays Alexander the Great on the stage called Earth doesn’t realize that he is no better than Alexander the world conqueror on the movie screen. Only here on earth, he, unfortunately, thinks that he is truly a king who owns everything. He doesn’t believe that it is a drama where he is playing the role of Alexander.
Would you go to a movie and be worried about what you see on the screen? Would you fear a tiger chasing the actor on a television screen? Of course you wouldn’t, though some ignorant people do because they think it is real. Most intelligent people know that a movie is just a movie and television is just an entertainment box. It is not real. But unfortunately, most of humanity believes the Cosmic Drama to be real. Thus, we fret and fume. We hurry and worry. We zoom to our tomb, stressed and frustrated. Would we behave negatively if we knew that this was just a drama? Our misunderstanding of the truth is the cause of our tensions.
We should realize that there is a producer–director of this Cosmic Drama called Life. He is the one who has produced the show. He has written the script, chosen the actors, produced and directed everything that happens on the earth stage. We are all actors. We come on this earth stage, perform our part in the Cosmic Drama and we go. We start our role with birth and end it with death. We have to play the part of a son or daughter, a brother or sister and go on to become a father or mother. It is all part of the storyboard. As actors, whatever is our role, we must achieve our goal, doing our best and making the drama a success.
This Cosmic Drama is truly an amazing show! It is beyond human comprehension and so intriguing and engrossing that humanity hasn’t been able to understand it. And, we consider this drama to be real. Although we are just actors, we get attached to our role in the drama. We become emotional with whatever happens on the stage, not realizing that after all, it is just a ‘show’. This show, like any theatrical show, is full of action, fun, suspense, excitement and mystery.
The biggest problem is that we don’t enjoy the show. We find fault with other actors, we question everything that is happening on the stage forgetting that it is just a drama. We don’t enjoy the amazing show that is unfolding before us moment by moment. We don’t realize that our life is a part of this amazing drama and whatever is happening on the earth stage is not real.
There are a few who realize this truth. They live a life of eternal joy and peace. In the theatre called “LIFE”, there is no end. Death is only a bend to transcend. But we don’t realize it. We think life has a start and death is the end. But we don’t realize that after the show is over, we have to continue, playing another role with different costumes and a different name in a different story. If we realize the truth that life is a drama and we are just actors who come and go, we can really enjoy the show called LIFE!
Finally, there are a few who Realize the Truth about the ‘Life Show’. They get liberated and escape from this cycle of coming and going from the earth stage.
“Life is a Drama. We come and we go. But before the curtains are drawn, we must Enjoy the Show!” – AiR
November 15th, 2018