Imagine the whole world burning
Start with small things, because it is difficult to jump to bigger things and you may be a failure. For example: this imagination that the whole world is burning – it cannot go very deep. First, you know it is imagination, and even if in imagination you think that the flames are everywhere, you will feel that the world is not burned, it is there still, because it is only your imagination. You don’t know how imagination can become real. You have to feel it first.
If you can come to imagine and think that your body is burning, it is not difficult to imagine that the whole world is burning – because your body is the world, and through your body you are related to the world. Really, only for your body are you related to the world – the world is extended body.
You can imagine it, but a training of imagination is needed. Our imaginations are not very trained. Intellect is trained, schools and colleges exist and a major part of life is spent in training the intellect. Imagination is not trained. And imagination has a very wonderful dimension of its own. If you can train your imagination, you can do wonders through it.
And the sutra says it is a make-believe world – just because you believe, it is there. The whole world is burning, disappearing. I said start with the toes because they are very far away from the head, from the ego, but you may not even feel like starting from the toes. Then move still further away: start with the world, and then move nearer and nearer towards yourself. Start with the world and then come nearer. And when the whole world is just burning, it will be easy for you to burn in that whole burning world. If you can see the whole world burning, you have gone above human, you have become superhuman. You have come to know a superhuman consciousness.
Those who are very sensitive can imagine anything and it will happen. And once they feel that imagination can become real, then they have a feeling and they can move. Then you can do many things with your imagination. Already you are doing it without knowing it. Already you are doing it, but you are not aware.
A certain disease comes to the city – a flu comes – and you become a victim of it. You can never think that out of one hundred cases, seventy percent are just because of imagination.