Q: Everyone seems obsessed with the end of the world. In mythology and current events, people seem to actually look forward to some final destruction. I want to avoid it. What can I do?
A: We human beings put ourselves in such horrible danger because we:
We believe that destruction will work. We believe it will work despite the fact that the terrible, hate-and-fear-based, miserable end of societies has occurred many times and such an act has never once resulted in a purified, peaceful society. We believe that despite the fact that people accept suffering every day and such an act invariably results in purification and peace within the society of those people and their acquaintances.
We must learn this lesson often and completely. In my opinion, we have learned it completely when we see that to accept suffering and to resolve suffering are the same thing. We realize that we cannot take actions that fully resolve suffering unless we accept it. We realize that we cannot fully accept suffering unless we take action to resolve it.
This is the way to save the world.