Sufferings : Mental, Physical And Externally Induced
(Aadhi = mental suffering. Vyadhi = physical suffering. Upadhi= affliction from external source)
The world is suffering from three afflictions: mental, physical and externally induced. Examples of physical suffering are stomachache, eye pain, hunger pangs etc. Examples of mental suffering are worries, doubts, fear etc. Externally induced affliction is if someone throws a stone at us, while we are sitting here. When someone summons us, it is externally induced suffering.
Whether one is a saint, a monk, a king or a beggar, the whole world suffers from the fire of these three afflictions. Those who have received Gnan from me will constantly experience samadhi (one-ness with Pure Self, undisturbed by any non-self reactions) in every situation, regardless of the type of affliction. This is because they are simply the knower and seer of these afflictions.
Let me give you an example. If you enter someone's home without his permission, would you not be uneasy and nervous? You would be. You would be afraid that someone would get upset with you and throw you out. But if you are in your own home, would you have any worries or tension? You would feel very comfortable and at peace in your own home. Similarly 'Chandulal*' is not 'Your' home. You are the knower and seer but instead with your wrong belief of 'I am Chandulal', you have become what you are not. You have become the owner of something that is not yours and you have been deriving pleasure and pain from it. That is why you are constantly experiencing worries, affliction and agitation. You continue to struggle hopelessly like a fish out of water. The wealthy people have all the material comforts but have sleepless nights because of worries.
Chandulal* = Whenever Dadashri uses the name 'Chandulal' or the name of the person Dadashri is addressing, the reader should insert his or her name for exact understanding.
Book Name: Aptavani 1 (Page #24 - Paragraph #3 to #6; Page #25 - First Paragraph)
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