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
Attachment, for instance, holds our cells together; it is also the root of much suffering, for attachment to material objects or people keeps man's awareness externalized, incapable of expressing itself in full freedom.
—Gurudeva