Sunday, October 26, 2014

Q: Gurudev, How do we free ourselves from the pain we have received till now, and what to do so that we do not receive the pain in the future?

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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar:
Yoga and meditation is the only way.
Here everything is painful. Even an overdose of anything pleasant becomes painful.
Wanting something pleasant causes pain. After having gotten what you want, then also there is pain because there is a fear of losing it. And when it is gone, the memory of it gives pain.
Something unpleasant anyways gives pain right away. But the pleasant also gives pain because wanting or craving for something pleasant, is painful. This is what happens many times.
Someone wants to get into a ministerial post. Before getting into it, there is so much pain to get into the post. Once they get into the post, then maintaining it is painful. And then when they leave the post, then also there is pain, because no one respects them. But when you feel completely unattached to it, that is when the pain disappears.
That is why it is said, 'Tena tyak tena bhunji thah'.
Know that all this belongs to the Divine, so just let go of attachment and enjoy!
I am not saying that it is bad to get into a position, or bad to experience pleasantness, no! But you should be detached from it.

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