The ache of pain

If you look at all the pleasures you get in life, they all come with a 'tax'! This tax is sorrow. Every event, however pleasant, causes pain in the end. Greater the joy; greater is the pain. Longing for an event or waiting for a pleasurable event is again pain. Before you want something, the feverishness of wanting it, is painful. When you have it, the fear of losing it is painful. When it is gone, the memory of its joy is painful.

Pain and Love are the two sides of the same coin. Love creates tremendous amount of pain, and so does separation. A wish creates tremendous amount of pressure in the mind.  Trying to please one, to know and understand whether they are pleased or not, also creates pain. You want to know, how the other person's mind is. But that's not possible, because you still don't know your own mind!

To do spiritual practices, one needs to put effort, and that's painful. Not doing it creates even more pain. If you really look from the eyes of the wise, there is nothing in this creation that is devoid of pain. Pain is the tail of everything in this world.

When you realize that everything is pain, then what to do?  The root cause of pain needs to be eliminated. The pain, which has not yet come in life and, which has not sprouted should be nipped off, right at the beginning. How do we do that? Forgetfulness of oneself, as separate from one's environment, is the main cause of pain.

There are three things - the self, the seer and the seeing. Lack of perception causes pain. We keep our life somewhere else; we don't keep our life within us. For some people, there life is in the bank account. If the bank closes, then that person will get a heart failure. Whatever you give more importance to in life that becomes the cause of pain. So when you see the difference, that the seer is separate from its surroundings, it helps in eliminating the pain.

Through meditation, you can experience that you are not the body. But that doesn't mean that you have to run away from this world. This world is here for your enjoyment. However, while enjoying it, don't forget yourself.

To eliminate the root cause of pain, a definite understanding is essential. Body, mind and this whole world are undergoing changes all the time. The entire universe is in the form of fluidity. The definite knowledge is, 'I am not the body, I'm the self, I'm the space, I'm the imperishable, untouched, untainted by this world around me. Every particle in this body and the mind is changing". Only this definite knowledge is the way out of this cycle.

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