before you have dropped your own problems, you cannot have the right perpective to understand the world's problems. your own home is in such a mess, your own inner being is in such a mess - how can you have the perspective to understand vast problems? you have not even understood yourself - start from there, because every other start will be a wrong start.
people who are in a tremendously confused state of mind start helping others, and start proposing solutions - these people have created more trouble in the world than they have solved. these are the real mischief makers; the politicians, the economists, the so - called public servants, missionaries. these are the real mischief makers - they have not solved their owninner consciousness yet, and they are ready to jump on everybody else and solve everybody else's problems. in fact in this waythey are avoiding their own reality - they dont want to face it. they want to remain engaged somewhere else with somebody else. it is a good distraction.
remember; YOU are the world problem. YOU are the problem, and unless YOU are solved, whatever you do is going to make things more complicated. first put your own house in order, create a cosmos there - it is a chaos.
yes, there are problems, i agree. there are great problems. life is such a hell. misery is there, poverty is there, violence is there, all kinds of madnesses are afloat, that's true - but still i insist the problem arises in the individual soul. the problem is there because individuals are in chaos. the overall chaos is nothing but a combined phenomenon: we have all poured our chaos into it.
war is not born out of the blue - we create it. it is our pusthat comes out, it is our chaos that takes the toll. the beginning has to be with you: you are the world problem. so dont avoid the reality of your inner world, that is the first thing.
as you are now, you cannot see the root of a problem, you see only the symptom. find out within yourself where the root is, and try hard to to change that root. poverty is not the root - greed is the root, poverty isthe outcome. you go fighting with poverty and nothing will happen. greed is the root, the greed has to be uprooted. war is not the problem, individual agressiveness is the problem - war is just the sum total of individual agression. you go on making protest marches and war is not going to be stopped. war is not the problem, the problem is individual agression. if you look at these protesters you will see that they are very agressive people, you will not see peace on their faces. they are ready to fight. peace marches can any moment turn into riots. these are aggressive people. inthe name of peace they are showing their aggression. if they had the power, if they had the atom bomb, they would drop the bomb to create peace. that's what all the politicians say - they say they are fighting so that peace can prevail.
there are people who would like to change things in a roundabout way. they want to change the world first then they will come to themselves. start wher you are. you are part of this ugly world and by changing yourself, you are changing the world. what are you?why try to change your neighbor? he may not like it, he may not want it, he may not be interested. if you have become aware that the world needs a great change, then you are the closest world to yourself. start from there.