“This is what I have taught you.
“The best possible life is where you have gone beyond your normal human existence, to the next level, as best as someone born as a human being can.
“There are three central techniques for going beyond: Perspective, Evolution and Creativity.
“Perspective is expanding your thinking to cover the whole of the universe, all of time and beyond. It can make it seem as if you were seeing with a kind of ‘God’s-eye view,’ as if you were no longer just one tiny human being existing briefly in the eons of time.
“Evolution is imagining the beings that are to come, even up to the ultimate being that will be created one day. By thinking about the next stages in Evolution you will transform your current feelings into a higher state. It will be as if you had really evolved into a higher being, as much as that is possible.
“Creativity is imagining what is outside the box and changing the things inside the box to see what new ideas may come. When you use Creativity it will be as if you had a more powerful mind than what you really have. Your limited human intellect will leapfrog over itself.
“There are also lesser techniques that you can use, as you see fit. These include Setting Life Goals, Making Plans and Acting on Them, Seeing the Panorama, and Living in the Present.
“Your number one Life Goal is to be more than human, it is to go to the next stage in Evolution and become your higher self. All other life goals come after that.
“Make plans, if you wish to, because they can help you to get to your goals, then schedule the required work to make sure you carry it out. By making plans and following a schedule for acting on them you will progress towards your goals, as much as they are achievable.
“The Panorama is everything that is in a situation. In front of you are many elements; try to take in as many as you can in the time available. What do all these extra pieces of information tell you? How do they change your conclusions? When you look at the Panorama your understanding will go beyond the narrow focus your mind normally applies.
“Living in the Present is achieved by filling your mind with everything that is happening right now. Fill your mind with your perceptions of the current time – everything you can see, everything you can hear, everything you can feel through your body, and so on – until you are basically unable to think about anything else. Living in the present is a turning off of your self, it is letting your ego go. Use it as an additional technique to Perspective, Evolution and Creativity, if you want to.
“Apply Perspective, Evolution and Creativity as often as you are able to and you will live as perfect a life as anyone born as a human being can. Sometimes you will forget and slip back into a level of unconsciousness, but simply apply the techniques again and you will return to full awareness. Keep doing this and in time the techniques will become automatic for you and you will be living the best possible life that anyone born as a human being can.”
The disciples all thanked The Enlightened One for his wise advice. Most of them left and went on their way, but a few stayed with him as his friends. All of them, wherever they went, remembered the advice The Enlightened One had given them and they lived as perfect a life as anyone born as a human being can.