Do you want a sign that you are asleep? - Life School
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Do you want a sign that you are asleep?

Dear Darling Friends,

Here it is – you are suffering.

Think of a flabby person covered with layers of fat. That is what your mind can become, flabby and covered with layers of fat.

It can become too dull and lazy to think, to observe, to explore, to discover, to be wakeful. This is it! You are sleeping, you are suffering.

Suffering is a sign that you are not ‘seeing’ the obvious. Hence when you are suffering, it is said, ‘You are asleep’.

Suffering is given to you so that you might understand there are wrong expectations somewhere. Change those expectations and suffering will stop.

Suffering is given to you like physical pain so that you understand that there is disease or illness somewhere. Work on the cause of the disease and your suffering will stop.

Suffering occurs when illusions clash with reality. When illusions clash with reality, when falsehoods clash with truth, then we have suffering.

Otherwise, there is no suffering.

Finally, if you want to stop suffering, seek to change yourself, not other people. It is easier to protect your feet with slippers than to carpet the whole of the earth.

With love, prayers and exceptional wishes,

naren

Change your thoughts. Change your life.

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