Who wants to suffer? You? You ? Anyone? No? …. Nobody? Yet it seems we all experience it in our daily lives. What is the true nature of suffering and how can we all understand its appearance in our lives better in order to learn from it and Grow, rather than banging our heads onto a wall screaming pointlessly”Why me?!, why me?!” or “Oh, crap…not again!” 😉
While listening abundantly 😉 to video talks from Rupert Spira – spiritual teacher (Theory of Non-Duality), whom I mentioned already in my previous post here: Finding the sense of Completeness and Wholeness within. Healing a Wound of Separation and Discovering Happiness, I came across an amazing video contemplating the nature of suffering in our lives and how to approach it, if experienced. I did write on the matter of pain and suffering before, selectively focusing on advice from some of my favourite spiritual teachers, and would kindly recommend to read my previous post as well : A Way Out of Pain – Advice from my Favourite Spiritual Teachers. 20 Profound Videos on Pain and Suffering, as it brings deep insight into the above topic as well. Thought the subject of suffering is so overwhelmingly common these days wherever we look, that any kind of information that may help you find the way out of suffering through the process of understanding it and recognising it for what it really is, would be of service here. I am very selective in my filtration of philosophical information on emotional/psychological/spiritual issues people might have, so you can be sure it’s not just a random pick out from the crowd of videos from youtube what I present here.
Spira states that – The root of suffering is an illusion. And follows up with some remarkable words of wisdom here:
“Suffering is to the mind what pain is to the body. You put a hand into the fire and you experience pain. The pain is not a mistake here, but the body’s intelligence telling you – “take your hand out of the fire”. So in a way pain is working on behalf of your well-being. Suffering is exactly the same on the level of the mind. It is co-operating with your desire for happiness. It’s telling you – take your hand out of the fire as well. In this case it is telling you – you have mistaken yourself for a separate, limited awareness. Take a Look. (…). It’s just a wae up call. It’s saying You’ve mistaken yourself for an object, a separate self.(…) “