One sun is enough to give light to the Universe. One awakened person is enough to enlighten the whole humanity.
I was reading about war and some riots happening in different parts of the world. Then I saw two children fighting, calling each other with bad words and then going in their own direction. That was no less than a war. Their teacher came and helped them in understanding the importance of being with each other and they patched up. She further spoke to class also about love and they all were listening to her very carefully. For two days, till the time that small lecture on love was fresh in their young minds, there were no fights in the class. One teacher could do that! If one teacher decided to work with love, she could do that for the class of 40 children, for 2 days, how much powerful she would be if she works with love through out her teaching time? Who knows she has actually been doing that changing so many lives. Buddha was born some 2500 years back but his words are still enlightening us. We did not have 1000 Buddhas to bring the message of love to us. First of all let’s understand, enlightenment is not one day or a moment thing. It is a path and a process in which your soul gets enlightened every day. It removes one more blockage and gets more light in it. One Buddha could do that and still doing even when he does not have a presence in the physical world. He was awakened and he could awaken the whole humanity because we all are connected and we all are a part of one Universal body. Like we have billions of cells in our body, we are one of the billions of cells of Universal body. What happens in one cell starts spreading in entire body. Same way, whatever will be happening in one cell of the Universal body will start spreading into the entire Universal body. So if one small cell of the body gets illuminated, the light from it will start spreading into the next cell and then next cell. One next soul will enlighten another next soul. This way light can spread into the entire body. One soul will help in next soul also rising. That is why when we see one enlightened soul, we also feel change inside us. their light touches us deep down and elevates our soul. However, we need to understand one more thing, whatever we would become, we are already that. The only thing is to realize that we have been that. We just need to remove what we are not. I wonder what we are not?
The straight answer goes to ego which comes from this physical body. We are so attached to the identity of this physical body that we feel we are this. We identify so much with what others think of us and what we think of ourselves. In reality we are neither. The identity is only of physical body not of who we are. In reality we are the spirit and the moment we start living our lives as spirit, the light starts spreading. We cannot blame others for what is happening inside. The positive or negative which we see is our reflection. If we want to change the reflection, we need to change ourselves. If we want to see the humanity to change, we need to change ourselves. If we will fill up our hearts with love, we would see only love. We do not need someone else to come and awaken us, we are already what we want to become. The only thing is we need to remove blockage and we would be able to see light. An intention to walk that path is enough to put us on that path. However, the problem is we are always looking for someone else to walk the path and we may follow the trail. But he would be walking his path and we need to walk own path. So if you want humanity to change, start changing yourself and then you would see everything else also changing. One awakened person would be enough to bring change to the entire humanity like one sun is enough to give light to the entire Universe.