Soul is to me as like light that gets dim by my own unmindful and unwise thoughts and actions. It is hard to see light when we are in sound sleep of ignorance, Of course such unawakened state causes suffering. I create and sustain my own suffering and effect the lives on people who care about me and love me. I have had such self-and-other suffering actions and experiences, at times small and at times big. during my long life span.What really helped me to reduce and end my suffering is souls searching, self examination-self awareness and regular mindfulness practice. Doing such self work with like minded people and getting support and feed back from them has been very helpful to me.
I fell down, got hurt and got up, saw the light and followed the path. It is a journey, a pilgrimage.My inner being bonds with interbeing and transcends the boundaries and bonds with transbeing
I often remember the song my father used to sing as I was growing up. It is in Hindi. I translate it into English. Oh traveler! Wake up from your slumber. Behold, the dawn is rising. Wake up. One who wakes up, begets blessings, one who sleeps, loses.
I see the value of creating and being a part of the Sangha- a spiritual community.
I feel blessed to be connected with all of you. may we all walk on the right path! Namaste.