Nonduality, Advaita. The end of suffering.



It seems that Spiritual Realization allows us to live comfortably in our own skins...

As an idiomatic language expression that is right on. There is Total Acceptance of who we are as a person, including those defects of character and bad habits that only us know about… 🙂

But to be cautious regarding a possible misunderstanding, I would not use the word “comfortably”.

I would say it allows us to live with a certain tranquility. Whether there is comfort or not.

If you have financial security, health, a home, a support group, and most of the nice things life has the potential of providing, yes, live comfortably is apt. If those things are lacking it can be very uncomfortable indeed.

Spiritual Realization does not solve money, health or relationship problems; and they do not just vanish as if by magic. Seeking a spiritual solution to non-spiritual problems indicates a basic misunderstanding about what kind of suffering subsides upon Spiritual Realization.

The ego continues to need education. Perfection is an uneducated ego’s fantasy. This is a subtle point in the “spiritual ego” that, if resolved, may put an end to seeking and reveal that There is Nothing Wrong.

That misunderstanding is often the final obstacle. The ego must be known in all of its subtle manifestations. No stones can be left unturned.

Nonduality, Advaita. The end of suffering.