The World Drama is the story of the rise and fall of human souls during their sojourn in this world. It is about the interplay of souls, matter and God, and of the different stages through which human souls pass in five different epochs or acts of this drama.
The drama begins with the Golden Age, when every soul expresses its original qualities of purity, peace, love and truth, and human relationships are marked by complete harmony. The virtuous nature of these divine beings is mirrored by nature, which is in its pristine state and serves humans with abundance. This is the time remembered as heaven or paradise by humanity.
As time goes by, the souls, who are the actors in this drama, undergo a gradual decline. By Act Two, the number of souls has increased significantly, and though all are still happy and prosperous, the radiance and fullness that characterized their lives is no more.
When Act Three begins, there is a dramatic change in the souls as well as the elements of nature. The actors lose awareness of their true spiritual self, which creates duality within their minds. The first traces of conflict within and of external strife appear in the play. This fall from the grace of soul–consciousness into the illusion of body–consciousness brings with it the loss of mastery. Human beings search for power and possessions in order to compensate for a growing inner void. Even while searching for lost truth and enlightenment they are deceived into believing that accumulating material possessions will bring them security and peace of mind.
This state of ignorance and helplessness, and the resulting uneasiness and strife, get worse, and by Act Four, the world is in a state of total despair. Devoid of their spiritual powers, the souls are acting under the influence of vices, and consequently experiencing pain and sorrow. The human family, divided on the lines of race, religion, language, politics and ideology, is torn by conflicts. The planet itself is groaning under the burden of the human population, which has grown exponentially.
It is at such a time that the director of the drama appears quietly in one corner of the stage, marking the start of Act Five. He begins to unveil the truths inherent in the story of human life: the truth of the immortality of the soul, its true, eternal relationship with God and the true path to fulfillment and liberation. These words of truth stir, in the actors, memories of their long distant past; there is an awakening. Standing at the dawn they can again observe the carousel of life in its entirety – from divinity to duality, from gold to iron – each soul melding with the eternal rhythm until it comes full circle. With love for God in their hearts and truth once again permeating their being, the actors dance their way gradually off the stage, united in their vision of the approaching golden morning. The darkness of the night slowly lightens into the dawn of the new day. As the curtain comes down on Act Five, it rises again to mark the beginning of Act One. Humanity has come full circle: the old journey of life has ended; a new world begins.
Has the script of this drama rung any bells? Have you ever experienced Déjà vu – the feeling that you’ve been here before? What if the story is true – that you really have come to this place in time once again?