Adyashanti – The Root Cause of Suffering


What would it be like to not be attached to your ideas, beliefs, and opinions? Without dismissing your beliefs, you can take a step back, and not be so limited and restricted by them. Adyashanti looks afresh at attachment, the suffering it creates, and offers up an open stance of being.

Quotes from this Video:

“We all know that in almost every form of spirituality, attachment is seen as an essential difficulty. It’s one of the root causes of not only suffering for our self, but also the way we project the suffering out into the world.”

“We all know what it’s like to be attached to our own ideas, our own opinions, our point of view. To be attached doesn’t mean to simply have a point of view. You can have a point of view, you can have a belief, you can have an opinion–without being attached to it. It’s pretty rare, but it’s possible.”

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Tara Brach: From Head to Heart

 Published on Apr 6, 2018

Tara Brach: From Head to Heart (2018-04-04)

If we are suffering, we are believing an interpretation of reality that is limiting and untrue. At these times we are imprisoned in a painful looping of fear-driven thoughts and feelings. This talk explores the ways our practices of mindfulness, compassion and loving presence can guide us from addictive thinking to perceiving life with a wise heart.

Surfing the Heart of Darkness: Suffering as a Doorway to Liberation by Amoda Maa Jeevan

Amoda Maa Jeevan brings to light the process of opening ourselves to the darkness of suffering in order to awaken from the dream of separation.

 In this talk, Amoda Maa invites you to consider that the darkness we encounter in our personal lives and in the world is an volutionary driver for awakening out of the dream of separation. Very often, awakening or enlightenment is imagined to be a spontaneous transcendent state that leads to eternal bliss and peace. But what is often missed is, that if awakening is to be more than a temporary state, we are called to meet every vestige of inner darkness and that this is an ongoing journey that can happen either before or after awakening. 

It’s an invitation to open to all previously unmet contractive energies based on an erroneous perception of separation. 

Inner darkness is where we hold on to inner division; it’s a blind spot with incredible power: the power to create suffering in ourselves and in the world. 

Amoda invites you to meet this suffering consciously, and then to choose to open wider than this suffering. Conscious suffering is the decision to walk with resolute presence and unadulterated openness through every inner and outer landscape through Heaven and Hell and to recognize what is true beneath and beyond all appearances. 

In conscious suffering, every step is a crucifixion and a resurrection. It’s a death of the archaic mechanism of ego and a rebirth into the light of who you truly are. When this light is seen in and as the heart of everything, a real transformation of consciousness takes place. As the Indian saint Neem Karoli Baba, said: “I love suffering, it brings me closer to God.”

A Mind at Home with Itself: How Asking Four Questions Can Free Your Mind, Open Your Heart, and Turn Your World Around by Byron Katie (Author),‎ Stephen Mitchell (Author)

Internationally acclaimed, bestelling author Byron Katie’s most anticipated work since Loving What Is

We live in difficult times, leaving far too many of us suffering from anxiety and depression, fear and anger. In her new and most anticipated work since Loving What Is, beloved spiritual teacher Byron Katie provides a much-needed beacon of light, and a source of hope and joy.

In A Mind at Home with Itself, Byron Katie illuminates one of the most profound ancient Buddhist texts, The Diamond Sutra (newly translated in these pages by Stephen Mitchell) to reveal the nature of the mind and to liberate us from painful thoughts, using her revolutionary system of self-inquiry called “The Work.” Byron Katie doesn’t merely describe the awakened mind; she empowers us to see it and feel it in action. At once startlingly fresh and powerfully enlightening, A Mind at Home with Itself offers us a transformative new perspective on life and death.

In the midst of a normal American life, Byron Katie became increasingly depressed and over a ten-year period sank further into despair and suicidal thoughts. Then one morning in 1986 she woke up in a state of absolute joy, filled with the realization of how her own suffering had ended. The freedom of that realization has never left her. Its direct result, The Work, has helped millions of people all over the world to question their stressful thoughts and set themselves free from suffering.

Byron Katie Book Signing & Interview | “A Mind at Home with Itself”

Byron answers questions from fans while signing her book “A Mind at Home with Itself”. Get your autographed first edition – http://premierecollectibles.com/a-min…

Suffering Is Contained in a Single Thought- Rupert Spira 

Published on Feb 2, 2018

A man wants Rupert to help him explore his fear.

This Video will Change the Way you Think about SUFFERING! | 

Published on Dec 23, 2017

Why am I suffering? Why do we suffer so much in life? This video will change the way you think about suffering and after watching this video you’ll probably stop complaining about your pain and suffering! Simple and life changing advice from the great enlightened saint Sri Anandamayi Ma.

TaraTalks: A Bridge to Homecoming

Published on Nov 7, 2017

TaraTalks: A Bridge to Homecoming – with Tara Brach

When suffering hits, if – instead of trying to get away – we can take the risk to stay with it; call upon a loving friend in our heart; and offer ourselves some gesture of kindness… a shift can occur that truly changes our life.

Who Is the Self at the Heart of Suffering?

Published on Nov 3, 2017

Rupert explores ego, resistance and separate self within the context of non-duality.
From the seven day retreat in Tuscany

Imitation Of Christ! Part-3: How To Transcend Suffering? ~Eckhart Tolle


In this video, Eckhart Tolle tell us how we can transcend suffering!

OM C. Parkin & Igor Kufayev – “Perspectives on Suffering?

Gangaji – The Practice of Desire

Gangaji
Published on Sep 1, 2017
There is so much suffering caused by the practice of desire. If you practice desire, you suffer…it’s as simple as that. Even the desire for happiness can turn your mind away from true freedom, into investigation. To want anything to last for ever is to overlook what is always here.

The End of Suffering – Eckhart Tolle , Sadhguru , Mooji ( Inspirational Video 2017)

Published on Jul 21, 2017

“Escape the prison of the mind and become free from suffering.” JV. 3 

Great Enlightened beings Sadhguru, Mooji and Eckhart Tolle tell us the way to end the suffering. (A must watch)

Transmuting Suffering into Peace – Eckhart Tolle 

Published on Jun 12, 2017

The purpose of this speech is to help you to be present. It’s only when you are present that you can see the conditioned patterns in your own life. Freeing yourself from these conditioned patterns is the fulfillment of your life’s purpose – living from your authentic self. Discover how you can transmute your conditioned patterns, your emotional and psychological pain and suffering, into peace. Lessons contained: healing with emotions and old relationships; transmuting the pain-body; turning resentments and grievances into forgiveness.

The Ultimate Cause of Suffering ~ Rupert Spira


Published on May 12, 2017

A conversation exploring the continual appearance of suffering in spite of the recognition of our true nature.
From the weekend in Amsterdam, March 2017.

Suffering – A Wake Up Call By Frank M. Wanderer, Ph.D

The question may have occurred to many of us: “Why do we need to suffer so much in our life, why is there so much suffering on Earth?”

As if the whole world has conspired against us, almost everything causes suffering to us. We suffer when we are ill, we suffer when things do not work out the way we like or plan. We suffer when we have lost something, we have lost our money or we are left by a loved person. We suffer when we are not loved, not appreciated, when our performance is underestimated. We suffer when we see our loved ones suffer and we are unable to alleviate their suffering.

We could go on a long way, continuing the list of things causing us suffering. On the other hand, there is so little joy in our life. What sense does all this suffering have? Does it have a meaning at all? Or is it just a bad joke of an evil universe?

Our Own Heaven

Let us imagine a life free of any kind of suffering. It is easy to imagine a life in which we do not suffer, where we are healthy, everything we do is successful, when all our wishes are fulfilled, everybody loves and respects us whoever we meet. In this private heaven of ours we could be happy.

But there are 7 billion other people on Earth, who share the Earth with us. Would they also be happy in our imagined heaven? Would they also escape suffering?

We cannot be fully certain about it, as in our isolated existence we are not sure, only guess what makes other people happy. In our isolated state we always use our own experience as a starting point, and assume that what is good for us must be good for others as well, and others suffer from the same thing we suffer from. Extending this logic makes us believe that once we no longer suffer, other people will also have a good time in our imagined heaven. The reality is, however, that the earthly heaven we imagine, and which is free of suffering for us, would cause a lot of suffering for a lot of other people, and would be even a real hell for many.

The seven billion people living on Earth today would create seven billion different and separate earthly heavens if they had a chance to do so. They are in an isolated state of consciousness, and though there would quite a lot of similar heavens, they would still be different. A common feature of all these heavens would be, however, that suffering would be present in every one of them.
The Deeper Sense of Suffering

We must conclude therefore that suffering–no matter how much we would like to avoid it–is a part of the life of every single human being. When we are suffering, we never say that ”my body is suffering,” but we say that ”I am suffering” or ”my heart is broken with sorrow.” Suffering is ours, because we ourselves are the suffering itself. And we suffer because we identify with the suffering.

Our daily sufferings point out to us that suffering us such is the result from our turning away from the Miracle and our identification with the separate state of consciousness.

It is only possible to understand all this when the intensity of our identification with the body and the psychological Self is weakened a little bit, and we are – even only for brief periods–able to step out of the small prison of our thoughts and mind, and enter the endless space of the Consciousness.

Suffering in that sense is the wake-up call that prevents Consciousness from finally sinking into the dream of separateness. Suffering is what actually stops us from finally and irrevocably identify with a body and a personal identity.

When we place our sufferings in the light of Consciousness, we no longer try to run away from them in despair, and no longer dream of a heaven free of suffering. We are now aware that our sufferings are in fact our helpers and they may accelerate the process through which the Consciousness wakes up in the body we formerly and mistakenly considered our own.

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