This simple yet powerful quote by Pierre Teilhard de Chardin describes both - the human predicament as well as the solution that is in everyone's reach.


The human predicament is to believe that we are human beings needing to strive to become spiritual. It implies that we are confined to a human form and the limited understanding of the mind, and that we somehow need to become something more or something better. The widespread affliction of feeling that we are "not good enough" has its roots in this misunderstanding.



The solution is to be found in the second part of the statement: "we are Spiritual Beings having a human experience". Our true nature is Divine. Just like a wave is always water, our divine essence is never separate from who we are. Whether we know it or not, we are and always have been Spiritual Beings living, for a time, in a human form. The recognition of this Truth transforms our life profoundly and completely.


It takes a definite practice as well as specific instruction to shift from our everyday human awareness to trusting and recognizing the truth of our Divine Nature. The practice of Meditation and the study of the ancient science of Oneness allow for the recognition to dawn in each and every being who wants to know this eternal Truth for her/himself.


Our year-long Meditation Teacher Training gives you a chance to deeply recognize your own Truth as the Spiritual Being that you are, and to learn how to share this vision skilfully. There is no more fulfilling way of connecting with people, then to guide them to recognize their own True Nature.


A new Meditation Teacher Training starts on November 14. If your inner voice is guiding you towards the depth of your own Divine Nature, we have a couple of spots open and the early bird rebate still applies. If you inspire a friend to sign up I am happy to offer you a free 1 hour Meditation Mentoring session as a thank you. For all details check this link: https://www.sampriyameditation.com/online-meditation-teacher-training, or send me an e-mail with your questions: sampriya@sampriyameditation.com.


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  • Sampriya

As human beings we don't want to suffer. From an early age we are told that life should be easy and that the pursuit of our wants and desires should yield the results we are expecting. Thus, when suffering occurs, we want to get away from it as quickly as possible.


Krishna Temple in Naggar

And yet suffering is a constant in a human life. We suffer, when the circumstances and encounters in our life are different from our expectations and preferences. That is true for things as trivial as traffic jam that keeps us from an appointment as well as for dramatic situations of loss - of a job, a home, of our health or of a loved one.


In every situation unfolding in our life we think that we know what should happen and what the outcome should look like. When we are confronted with the fact that life has other plans, and that these plans don't bend to our preferences, we suffer.


For suffering to occur, there needs to be an individual person, an ego that says "I exist and I want things to be this way". This I-sense is the human mechanism, the instrument that moves the body and determines what we think, what we believe and how we act. Unless we are led to awaken to a higher reality, we believe this I-sense to be our identity,


Through Meditation and the study of the science of Oneness, we discover that there is much more to us than this individual I-sense. We tune in to the fact that we are the all-encompassing, infinite Self that experiences a human incarnation for a time, yet we are no longer bound or limited by that individual I-sense.


When our identity has shifted from the individual I to the Self, suffering is no longer part of our experience. As the Self we are aware of life and its circumstances, but we are not affected by it. Without an individual I-sense with an agenda and expectations, there is just the flow of life as it presents itself. As the Self, we act freely, generously and with compassion, always in the best interest of all involved. For the Self there is no sense of suffering, because whatever happens is simply life unfolding as its own creation.


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  • Sampriya

One of the most impactful things my teacher told me when I first met him was: "You have never done anything wrong". Upon hearing these words, something in me released. A weight I didn't know I was carrying fell off my shoulders.

"You have never done anything wrong" applies to all of us. But what is the Sage truly saying, and which aspect of our being is he addressing with these words? Our ego/mind will most likely have an immediate reaction to hearing them. It will refute these words as incorrect, and it will point out all the situations in which it believes that we did or said the wrong thing.


This happens because the ego/mind owns all its actions as "mine". It is certain that "if I do things right, the good outcome is due to me and if I do the wrong thing, the ensuing failure is my fault". It has forgotten that without the Self, the Source, it is not even able to breathe, let alone to act, speak and think. Without the Self, there is no world, no story and no person saying: "I exist, and it is me doing this right, or doing that wrong".


Only because we believe to exist as an individual, separate from the Self, do we assume that our actions and words are ours and that they can be wrong.


We need to remember that the Self is the Indweller, who appears to live in this body and use the instrument of the mind and senses to experience this world. The part of the Self that we call our ego/mind does not exist by itself as a separate or individual existence. It can therefore never "do" anything wrong, as if, independently from the Self. It only exists as the "hands and feet of the Self", moving and acting as the Self.


So let's no longer forget that as that Self, we are Pure Free Forever. There is no part of what we call "me" that could ever be anything other than the Self. Amaram Hum Madhuram Hum.


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