The Mental Source of Suffering

Today we include the question before Gurudeva's answer, for a change of pace. The question is about learning from our sufferings, especially physical ailments. Gurudeva explains how he views physical problems as resulting from subconscious congestions, attachments and unresolved experiences. He prescribes the vasana daha tantra, subconscious purification through fire, the principle of which even modern science is admitting the benefits of.

Photo of  Gurudeva
A satguru is needed because the mind is so cunning and the ego is a self-perpetuating mechanism. It is he who inspires, assists, guides and impels the shishya toward the Self of himself.
—Gurudeva