Shah Rukh Khan – Enlighten Mankind

Indian actor Shah Rukh Khan discusses how love is the force that moves humans to achieve our highest state of achievement and enlightenment.


Do I need to fix my fears? Really, I’m an actor, like I told you, a modern expression of human creativity. The land I come from is the source of inexplicable but very simple spirituality, so I believe the future you is an infinite you. It’s called a chakra in India, like a circle. It ends where it begins from, to complete itself. A you that perceives time and space differently understands both your unimaginable and fantastic importance and your complete unimportance in the largest context, in the larger context of the universe. A you that returns back to the original innocence of humanity, which loves from the purity of heart, which sees from the eyes of truth, that neither power nor poverty can make your life more magical or less torturous.

“I’ve learned from the people of my country that the dignity of a life, a human being, a culture, a religion, a country actually resides in its ability for grace and compassion. I’ve learned that whatever moves you, whatever urges you to create, to build, whatever keeps you from failing, whatever helps you survive, is perhaps the oldest and the simplest emotion known to mankind, and that is love. I truly believe the future you has to be a you that loves. Otherwise, it will cease to flourish. If you’re able to understand that and practice it, that itself is enough to enlighten mankind.”