Human suffering

See, people suffer that which is not happening. That means people are suffering that which does not exist. So, obviously suffering is your creation.

Physical suffering can come from outside, but suffering is always self-created, because, it's just your psychological process. And your psychological process is something that you can make anything out of.

If your psychological process is happening consciously, you would have kept it pleasant, irrespective of what's happening around you. Because it's happening compulsively, if a train doesn’t come on time, it will cause misery.

If a train comes early it will cause misery. If it comes on time and you didn’t come on time, it will cause misery.

So the question is not about what is happening and what's not happening, it's the way you experience it.

If we understand the psychological process, whatever is happening in your mind, you can make it happen the way you want it if you are conscious. If you are conscious, definitely you would make it happen the way you want it.

If you made it happen the way you want it, you would definitely make sure it is pleasant, whatever happened. Then you wouldn’t see any situation as positive or negative. Some situations happen the way you expect them and some don’t happen the way you expect them. It is the unexpected which brings adventure, challenge, excitement into one's life.
If everything goes as you planned, you would want to commit suicide; but if things don’t go the way you want it, you become unhappy. The only  reason anybody is unhappy is: things are not happening the way they think it should happen.

So, after all it's the way you think, you can think any way you want. Every situation that happens has its consequences, but even the consequence is a situation.

If you know how to create your psychological situation the way you want it, then outside situations you can manage it to the best of your ability.

What happens happens, what doesn't happen doesn't happen, but you can manage to the best of your ability and that’s all any human being can do - that he is doing the best about where he lives, in whatever conditions he lives in.

If a person, irrespective of his external situations, knows how to be pleasant within himself, then he’s surely on the spiritual path.

He need not do any mantra, he need not go to any temple, he need not pray to any God. If he knows how to maintain himself, within himself in a pleasant way, irrespective of what's happening around him, he is definitely on the spiritual path.

Ultimate liberation cannot be denied to him.

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