Intelligence and Insights into our basic situation are a happening when we awaken to our suffering...They lead to breakthroughs...
June 25, 2008
When we see the world around, we see people reading about Karma Yoga, Gyana Yoga and so many other aspects. These are outcomes, results of Arjuna being in touch with his basic suffering and getting awakened to it.
According to Sri Bhagavan, awakening to one's suffering is the first and last step; being in touch with one's real self. When we come in touch with our fundamental suffering , a sequence of processes leading to various awakenings are triggered in our lives.
But then, how many of us really come in touch with our suffering?
We have an apparent cause of suffering like a financial crisis, a heartbreak etc. We focus on this content and manage our situation. We do not experience this suffering in depth.Suffering causes events in our lives and not the other way around.Suffering is intrinsic to our existence and a constant in our lives.We can only be "liberated", when we manage we are merely altering the apparent cause externally. If a psychological problem suffocates us, it converts into a physical pain very soon. A head ache is easier to handle than a psychological condition. We can pop a pill.
All these years( nearly ages) , we have merely perfected the art of managing our sorrows, not getting liberated from them.
As we see, we will get freed with grace.
Let us awaken to our suffering, other things would follow.....Creation is designed thus...