• Sampriya

Question: Even though I have been on the path of Meditation for a while, I am still suffering. Unease and worries are always in the background. They make coping with daily life a challenge. Will that ever change?

Sampriya:

As human beings we don't want to suffer. From an early age we are told that we should have a good life; a life that is supposed to be easy and free from worries. Society tells us that in pursuing our wants and desires we can rightfully expect the results to be happiness and ease. Thus, when suffering does occur, as it inevitably will, we want to get away from it as quickly as possible.




Suffering comes and goes in a human life, whether our minds consider it fair or not, whether we try to avoid it or not. We suffer, when our circumstances and relationships don't meet our expectations and preferences. That is true for things as trivial as a 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 most situations in life we think that we know what should happen and we have a precise idea of what the outcome should be. When we are confronted with the fact that life has different 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 believes that: "I move the body and I determine what I think, what I believe and how I act." Unless we awaken to a higher reality, we believe this I-sense or ego 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. When we close our eyes, we develop the ability to watch the movement of our thoughts, beliefs and feelings as the Observer or Knower. We tune in to the fact that the Knower who is perceiving the ever-changing comings and goings of the thoughts is unchanging. It is in fact the all-encompassing, infinite Self, the Eternal Presence or Pure I that is our true identity.


When our identity shifts from the individual I to the Self, thoughts, beliefs and feelings are no longer seen as belonging to me. As the Self, suffering is no longer part of our experience. As the Self we are aware of life and all 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.


If you want to learn how to know your own Infinite Self and identify with it rather than with the individual I, contact Sampriya for a free 20 min. introduction to private Online Meditation Mentoring or e-mail her to be included on the invite list for one of our Online Satsang groups. The first Satsang is free and allows you to find out if our meetings suit you.

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Pure Love is infinite and omnipresent. It has no beginning and no end. Pure Love is all-encompassing and all-permeating, free from need, want or expectation - it is Freedom itself. Pure Love is the Source of everything in manifestation, for it is the essence, the power and the expression of the Divine. Without Pure Love there is no world and no breath to give life to all the manifested beings.


Love is who you are - new blogpost by Sampriya

Pure Love is the power that creates and animates every form, thought and movement. Through its power of creation, It gives life to all of manifestation yet it never becomes anything other than Pure Love.


To the human eye that which is Pure Love appears as a form. When we perceive the world, people and our own bodies through our eyes and senses, we only see the form, not the Pure Love that is its Source.


Because of this mechanism inherent to the human instrument, the division between Pure Love and who we perceive ourselves to be appears to be real. This is why we think that we are individual human beings, separate from the Source or Pure Love.


Knowingly or unknowingly, we spend our life attempting to undo the division and to regain our sense of wholeness. Having lost the knowledge that Pure Love is our very essence, we turn to ideas of romantic love that all of society, especially the entertainment industry, have been promoting incessantly. The myth that the perfect partner will fill our inner emptiness keeps us in an endless loop of hope and disappointment. We continually postpone being happy and fulfilled unless the perfect prince/ess charming appears. In doing so, we miss the opportunity to realize that wholeness and Pure Love is not something we receive from another person, it is who we are and always have been.


Meditation is the gift that allows us to remember that we truly are Pure Love. When we close our eyes, we have a chance to dissolve into the infinity of Pure Love and recognize it as our very of Being. When all the sensory perceptions, the thoughts and conclusions about our individual existence are absorbed in the space of Meditation, we remain as the wholeness of Pure Love that is our True Nature.



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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.