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 clean personal environment, wearing clean clothes, bathing often, keeping the room spotless where you meditate, breathing clean air, letting fresh air pass through your house, is all very important in the fulfillment of purity.
—Gurudeva