HOW CAN I END MY
Suffering is not in the situation, in the fact, but in the perception of the
There is a common belief in the world today that we can transform a situation by
changing it. That is called situation content. We think by transforming the
content that we are going to be happy with it. But in reality the situation has
nothing to do with your happiness or your sadness. It is in the way you look at
the situation--the way you perceive the situation.
Very often when something has happened which you did not expect, which you don't
like or appreciate, the situation has long passed but you still carry the
situation inside of you. You are constantly questioning the situation with,
"Why? Why did this happen to me? What could I have done differently?" And you
try to offer many explanations as to why it happened to you.
You see, the suffering is not caused from the situation itself, but in the way
you are questioning the situation, in your inability to accept the situation,
and all the reasons you think this happened to you. It is impossible in the
current state of the world, and with all the karma, that one can become
completely free of all problems. Problems are bound to be there, for anybody
and everybody--whether they be rich or poor, educated or uneducated, or of any
class or location.
Problems can be there but there is no reason for one to suffer, because the
situation--the problem--intrinsically does not contain any suffering. When you
reach a level of consciousness where you can accept situations in life fully, by
being alive to the situation, no matter what the situation is, you will be
happy. Oneness Experience can help you reach that level.
Jesus Christ felt enormous love and compassion. The Buddha was in the state of immense peace and tranquility
because his brain was wired differently. If you want to feel that peace, if you
want to feel that love, it's possible when the changes happen in the physical,
gray matter of your own brain. Then it's
possible for you to experience that love and peace. That's what oneness experience does.
There is not too much to explain about oneness experience because it is not a technique. It is an act of Grace. When oneness experience is given, there is a
neurobiological transformation which leads to love, peace, bliss--whatever you
are really looking for, including an end to suffering.
Awakening, or whatever you want to call that state, is not a psychological
process. It's a biological process. If it were a psychological process then
surely by practicing a technique it would be possible to achieve. Since it's
not a psychological process, it would be impossible to get there by using a
teaching or a technique.
There is no singular definition of awakening, but the way we understand
awakening is that it is a state where all suffering has ended--all
psychological suffering, and all existential suffering. You live your life
with no more sense of isolation. You feel a part of everything; you feel
everything is a part of you. There is the experience of connectedness, and you
don't feel separated from others. So when we speak of awakening, we talk of
this experience where all division has ended inside, where the sense of separate
existence is gone.
When oneness experience is given, you will find whatever it is that you
have been seeking.