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
Once a profound relationship is developed with Lord Muruga, then with the guru's permission and guidance, true yoga may commence. Otherwise, no matter how long one sits in meditation, no matter how hard one tries, it is just sitting, it is just trying.
—Gurudeva