How is it possible for God to allow so much suffering in the world?
Oh my God! For how long do I have to endure this experience?
There is so much injustice in this world. “Good” people get to suffer and “bad” people get to enjoy life!
The above phrases are very common nowadays. Atheists usually like phrase #1.
Unconscious people number 2.
The last one, is usually uttered by “moralists in pain.” 🙂
When the perception we have about the world is of continuous suffering and pain, then our minds become sick and mental diseases will arrive at one point of another.
Too much emotional pain is unbearable and the mind protects itself by disconnecting from a painful “reality.”
That is why it is important to learn the art of “enjoyment.” 🙂 That is the medicine.
The location of your consciousness will bring you an experience.
Please take note of the above sentence.
For example, if my consciousness is located in anger, then the experiences which are simple consequences of my deeds, will be perceived as “bad.” Anger brings further animosity. Anger cannot bring love as a consequence.
John was angry with his son Paul. John went into a fight with his son and decided to expel Paul from his house.
The consequence of that was that Mary (Paul’s mother) became upset with John and because she missed Paul so much, she became very ill.
John felt guilty. Even though he knew that his son didn’t act correctly in his house. John felt bad because he thought that he was the cause of Mary’s disease.
Paul developed greater animosity towards his father. He did not want to see John ever again.
Do you see the consequences of the location of John’s consciousness?
Is this consequence “good or bad”? 🙂
It is neither. It is just a consequence, which will bring a different set of consequences to different beings. Those consequences will return to the ones involved. There are no victims.
I can hear you saying: This is known as the law of karma, avyakt7. You are not telling me anything new!
There is neither “bad” karma nor “good” karma. Just consequences. Isn’t this new? 🙂
Come on, Avyakt7…Isn’t this consequence “bad” for John?
No, if he learns about his anger from this experience. Otherwise, how is he going to learn?
By reading a book? Or by listening to the talk of a guru?
Not a chance.
But… What about Mary? You may ask. She is innocent but yet suffering the consequences…
Well… Mary had to go through that experience to learn about attachment. How is she going to learn that?
By listening to a class on attachment? Or by praying to God?
She learns by being aware, conscious of her own actions/ feelings/ emotions.
Now, we could attempt to answer the questions from above:
Q: How is it possible for God to allow so much suffering in the world?
A: 🙂 Do you want for God to stop you from doing something that you want to do? You have the consequences to deal with. Do you think that God has to bail you out? How are you going to learn then? 🙂
And because many people in many places do not care about what they do in life… then you have the consequence, that is what you perceive as suffering now. Simple math. It has nothing to do with God.
Q: Oh my God! For how long do I have to endure this experience?
A: As long as it takes you to give up your stubbornness of operating in the same way in life… It will be the same experience until you get tired of it, until you relinquish your old ways. Then obviously, the consequence will change.
Q: There is so much injustice in this world. “Good” people get to suffer and “bad” people get to enjoy life!
There is neither “good people” nor “bad people.” There are merely consequences of our own actions. A so-called “good person” now could have been a tyrant before. When he decided to turn into “good” then obviously, he had some debts to pay from previous deeds which are neither “good nor bad.” Just consequences.
“Nothing personal. Just business as usual….” 🙂
When the consciousness of a person is located very close to a picture in the wall; that person does not have the perspective to see things from a different point of reference.
Mary may have chosen to be that close to a picture in her living room (Or it may be her son, Paul or a cat or a dog, etc.) due to some sort of attachment. All Mary sees is that picture. That is her world.
If Mary could have the courage to step away and see the picture from a different perspective, then her experiences will be different as well.
The experience of the consequences of our actions, will give a clue about our location of consciousness. Different location means a different experience.
To wake up in life means to be aware of our own location of consciousness, as my friend Mathias told me one time.
Thank you for your question.
Let me ask you to please use regular case letters to write your questions. As it is, I do not have the time to go back and re-write questions. Thank you 🙂
It was shared in other posts about the soul world (parandham) as a “dimension” rather than a “place.” Therefore, location, distance, etc. do not apply.
Our language cannot explain something like that just because our language has been created in a particular consciousness greatly influenced by the physical “reality.”
To put it in simple words, what you are asking is similar to:
IS THERE A PHYSICAL EXISTENCE OF A SUNSET? WHERE AND HOW FAR? 🙂
A sunset does not exist. The Sun exists. The Earth exists. But a sunset? The Sun is much bigger than the Earth… is illogical!! A sunset is an experience. Can you see that paradox? Even though the sunset does not exist, because it is an experience, it exists. However a “black or white” language cannot respond as “WHERE” the sunset is neither “HOW FAR.” can you see that?
A better answer would be, it is “THERE,” “RIGHT HERE.”
You are asking to explain about an ocean in terms of its”dryness.”
A reader asked:
“Soul is a point of energy / power. Soul has a location or not?”
Answer: If the soul is non-material, then the word “location” as a physical location does not pertain to the soul. The soul may have a “non-physical” location (if the exists, I don’t know.)
For example, Baba speaks about ”disembodied souls,” where are they located? There is no physical space to point out. They are simply “there,” but that “there” cannot be accessed physically.
Another example: The subtle bodies. Is your subtle body “here” or “there” (the subtle region)?
Baba says to bring my subtle costume and to wear it. Is my subtle body is in the subtle region? How can I bring it? He is talking about consciousness.
We have physical consciousness, subtle consciousness and soul world consciousness. We perceive that consciousness of the soul through a physical manifestation. The forehead is for most. The heart is for others. Both (heart and forehead/eyes) is for yet others.
“A Christian soul taking BK classes mentioned that she didn’t feel comfortable with BK meditation because she was required to concentrate on the “middle of the forehead,” when she actually felt the soul, the being, in the heart .”
“As I was sleeping, I saw my body resting in my bed from above. “ Who was looking?
If the soul is in the middle of the forehead, how is then possible to practice “drishti” through the eyes? That energy flows through the eyes. The eyes are a channel for that energy. We can feel the existence of the soul through Drishti.
My point here, to avoid confusion is: We can only feel the manifestation of the soul, just as when we feel the manifestation of the subtle body. Their “location” is unknown to us when merely looking at it from a physical perspective.
What is the distance between Parandham and the physical world?
For that we will need to know the “location” of Parandham. However, it only takes Baba “one second” to travel from both dimensions. (it must be very close… 😉 )
For teaching purposes and to simplify something complex, to select a location using the souls’ manifestation (eyes) is convenient.
The “eyebrow chakra” is the source of divine vision, the third eye and the heart is the center of love. The eyes are the strongest point of vibrational energy in the whole body. The soul feels love, because the soul is love itself.
Again, the “location” of the soul is not important at all, but to feel it consciously. That consciousness is the one who “sees.” In body consciousness, we need “location.” In soul consciousness, location is needed only when dealing with physical objects…. The soul is not a physical entity.