Question: So many saints and mystics lived and died. They did not change my world.
Maharaj:How could they? Your world is not theirs, nor is theirs yours.
Question: Surely there is a factual world common to all?
Maharaj: The world of things, of energy, of matter? Even if there were such a common world of things and forces, it is not the world we live in. Ours is a world of feelings and ideas, of attractions and repulsions, of scales of values, of motives and incentives: a mental world altogether. Biologically we need very little; our problems are of a different order. Problems created by desires and fears and wrong ideas can be solved only on the level of the mind. You must conquer your own mind, and for this you must go beyond it.
Source: I Am That by Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
Contributed by: Brother Bryan