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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Untethered Soul

Pain and suffering were the influencing teachers of the old races, and humanity learned much from them… but in the aquarian race, pain and suffering will be replaced by joy and striving.

The new age people prefer education over punishment . they prefer freedom over imposition.

It is amazing that those who are salves of the old age like to suffer and to cause suffering. Aquarian age children consciously suffer to alleviate the sufferings of others, but they are extremely cautious not to cause suffering.

For each great cycle we need different principles, and the aquarian age the principle is joy and striving. Joy gives greater wisdom than suffering. Suffering takes you to the portal of intuition, but joy carries you into Nirvanic consciousness.

Pain and suffering develop heart quality and purity. They develop thinking and shorten the path. Joy radiates the heart quality in selfless and sacrificial service.

Pain and suffering purify the vehicles, joy purifies the motives. Pain and suffering makes us think, find causes, and eliminate them, joy puts into action those causes which eliminate pain and suffering.

Suffering and pain are the teachers of average people. Joy and striving are the teachers of initiates and masters.

Due to the principle of suffering , many philosophies and religions put great emphasis on suffering.

We must realize that when joy and striving are not accompanied then there is the danger of calling activity the principle of suffering and pain.for a long time man will suffer and have pain, but it will decrease gradually as his joy increases and his striving becomes purer and more spiritual.

We must start to realize that man does not need to suffer in order to think and know. Essentially man is divine , joy and peace. Once this principle is activated in him, he will not need suffering. He will consciously pay his debts, he will tune himself with the energies of new age, he will work for the future and develop his pure reason and direct knowledge.

Man suffers because:
  • He violates the laws of nature due to his ignorance. 
  • He does not live according to what he essentially is but, rather , according to what he is not. 
  • He does not keep pace with the development of human affairs. 
  • He depends on his mental deductions instead of intuitional insight. 
  • He is identified with his lower vehicles. 
  • He participates in the karma of a greater whole. 
There are many levels and ways to learn, and the principle of pain awakens us to create understanding of life. we learn through conscious suffering.

Suffering is identification with the three lower vehicles of personality. Pain is registration of outer conditions. When a person is able not to identify with the conditions of his lower vehicles , te pain can turn into joy. If that pain is consciously invited and for greater goals. The pain of a mother while delivering her baby is a great joy. The pain of a hero while he sacrifices himself for his friends is a great joy.


There are three kinds of suffering and pain:

Self – imposed , conscious suffering
Natural calamities
Man made pain and suffering such as wars, punitive methods, and crimes of all colors.
Self – imposed , conscious suffering is conscious striving and a process of mastery of life in the three worlds. Natural calamities and accidents are the results of our karma, through which the principle of pain and suffering works. Man made pain and suffering must be the first to be eliminated. This means the elimination of slavery of any kind, the elimination of fear, the elimination of exploitation, tyranny, and the elimination of ignorance.

We can work now for the elimination of these sources of suffering and pain because of for long ages we have learnt by pain and suffering and have developed a degree of heart quality which relates us with others. We have developed a certain degree of purity which makes us free from glamours and illusions.

It is very interesting to note that sometimes we know the right thing to do, but we do not want to do it. The mental realization is one thing, but the readiness to do the right thing is a totally different matter. Doing the right thing requires transformation of the vehicles and will power. Learning through humanly imposed suffering is an old age method. This kind of learning is like creating mechanical responses in the human mechanism to scare it from certain things that we do not want it to touch.

Learning should never be associated with physical pain and emotional or mental suffering. It is only these factors that create rejection of learning and consequent failure.

The new method is the method of deeper understanding and purer joy and scientific methods to improve the intelligence and heart quality of the students. We must teach not only how to stand above their suffering and pain as a detached observer-does, but also how not cause suffering to any other creature.

Hardships must not be confused with suffering. Hardships not only develop our physical muscles but also release the will power and prepare us for greater breakthroughs. However, when a hardship is not faced with the spirit of challenge and expectation and is not used as a means to keep you awake, alert, and in continuous motion you fall into self pity and suffer.

Striving and joy will first eliminate the man made causes of suffering, then they will create harmony with nature, and pain and suffering will come to an end.


There are twenty difficult things to attain or accomplish in this world:

1. It is difficult for the poor to practice charity.
2. It is difficult for the strong and rich to observe the way.
3. It is difficult to disregard life and got to certain death.
4. It is only a favored few that get acquainted with a Buddhist sutra.
5. it is by rare opportunity that a person is born in the age of a Buddha.
6. it is difficult to conquer the passions, to suppress selfish desires.
7. It is difficult not to hanker after that which is agreeable.
8. It is difficult not to get into a passion when slighted.
9. It is difficult not to abuse one’s authority.
10. It is difficult to be even-minded and simple-hearted in all one’s dealings with others.
11. It is difficult to be thorough in learning and exhaustive in investigation.
12. It is difficult to subdue selfish pride.
13. It is difficult not to fell contempt toward the unlearned.
14. It is difficult to be one in knowledge and practice.
15. It is difficult not to express an opinion about others.
16. it is by rare opportunity that one is introduced to a true spiritual teacher.
17. It is difficult to gain an insight into the nature of being, and to practice the way.
18. It is difficult to follow the steps of a savior.
19. It is difficult to be always the master of oneself.
20. It is difficult to understand thoroughly the ways of Buddha.

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