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Ashutosh the Kewl
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Ashutosh the Kewl

Its when u reach ur inner being.
Sufference may not be necessory but only thing u need is self realisation.

kayneriend
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kayneriend

Suffering and happiness co-exist. We need both to mature in intelligence and wisdom in life. Meditation really can bring us to very high level of awareness where we actually experience true awe, peace and light! On the other hand, suffering, once we understand it, brings the same level of consciousness, as well as happiness. Without either one, we can never experience fully life and higher levels. I don’t mean that suffering is happy, but, it opens up doors that were unknown before, this is a different awakening, yet as wonder!

Tennisguy
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Of course you can grow while you’re happy. Even if it is just learning how to share your hapiness to others (when appropiate). You also have a bigger awareness about yourself and what makes you happy, and how your hapiness affects others around you in certain circumstances. However, because of my life’s experiences of bits of happy and….not so good, to say the least, parts of life, I have to agree that for a majority of things, in order to grow in that kind of perspective and way, you must suffer somewhat. If we never suffered, our conscousness would have… Read more »

path less travelled
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path less travelled

Suffering is but one manifestation of somewhat deeper ensuing in the individual as regards a Dark Night. The Dark Night is but one time and energy range of circumstances that one undergoes to drop heavy causation — what many call karma, though this is not the only dynamic involved with the Dark Night of Soul. There are other outcroppings as well, and there are other means by which this, say, payload is rid; some of these, brimming with light and sound that bring smiles and great breakthroughs. So not proper is it to associate ascension solely with suffering as the… Read more »

Rena
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Rena

Yes I read a book on the “Dark night of the soul”……………..

They say that when you suffer and in your darkness of pain and despair you will reach higher states of consciousness I believe this to be true my soul in the past three years has reached great levels……………

and I think to when you truly love another with a pure heart and nothing to gain………..but compassion and love for anothers well being………………..
it can bring you closer to God as well……………….

Mythological Beast
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Mythological Beast

Unfortunately, yes, we do, for two reasons. The first is that people who never suffer aren’t given reason to move from where they are, psychologically speaking. Or, put another way, if it works for you, why change? The second is because what I think of as higher states of consciousness involve a better understanding of everything, and suffering is part of everything. In fact, suffering is a huge and often defining characteristic of being human. It’s difficult for a blind person to really understand color, and it’s difficult for a chronically happy person to really understand the suffering of others.… Read more »

KISHOR LAL
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KISHOR LAL

I have heard a saying, man learns from two way. Self experience or others’ experiences. Inteligent one learns from the experience of others , whereas dull and stupids learn from exeperience of self.

The suffering makes One’s consciouness sharp and enables one to learn more about consciousness. as far as happiness is concerned, it depends upon persons whether he has attachement with Objects, which ultimately becomes a misery for him, or just enjoys it for the moment and yet remains on the Peaks of consciousness.
Dark Night of soul remains till the Sun shine of consciuosness is seen within.

LORD Z
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LORD Z

Catholicism You will find all the information you require below, but let me try and cut to the quick, assuming you believe in God you may find yourself questioning yourself and the path you are taking to reach God, or as non-Christians may view it a higher plane of enlightenment and peace with the Universe. Suddenly the conventional ways of expressing yourself in your religion no longer suffice and you reach that dark night of the sould where the light of God seems all but invisible and you either find the love within to reconnect with your God or your… Read more »

Ravenfeather
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Ravenfeather

Not necessarily. Suffering comes from being so caught up with the world that you are not in touch with the essential parts of you–which could be called spirit or a higher state of consciousness.

My understanding of “dark night of the soul” is that it is the realization of the meaninglessness of the world and the remorse that the inner world has been neglected.

ommotherlifeforce
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ommotherlifeforce

suffering is in the eyes of the beholder 1. suffering often happens when you need to get past a painful block,and in doing so you cause your self pain by resisting the experience example ….it is terrifying for me to leave my body….so i avoid it at all cost…so this causes me to suffer other people cant stay in there bodies, and they would laugh at my perdiciment ___________________- some can laugh there way through experiences other like me with a lot of fear,its like having your teath puled with out anastasia. _______________________ yes it is possible to be like… Read more »

ascent700
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ascent700

You dont neccessarily have to suffer to reach a higher state of consciousness. Suffering comes when you go against the Laws of Nature or when you follow a wrong path. I have learnt to live everyday as it comes because you really cant determine what the day will bring so I swing with the present and give the best of me as my intuition guides me. When worries come I accept they and seek for the lesson it brings so that I dont entangle myself again by repeating the sama mistake. If you live like this you will become happy… Read more »

spibbles
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spibbles

So…what exactly is a “higher state of consciousness” anyway? I hear that every now and then, and I have absolutely no idea what it’s supposed to mean. Maybe I’m just really dumb. Anyway, can’t help you…

garwy
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garwy

if you want to find out about painting: go to an art gallery (or an artist’s studio if you can).

if you want to find out about france: go to paris (lille or clermont ferrand is even better).

if you want to learn about planets: look at the sky.

suffering will teach you about suffering. despair will teach you about despair.

it is nice to think that some good must come out of suffering.

but adults deal with the truth, not reassuring fantasies.

mighty.macabros
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mighty.macabros

Happiness is an important part of your life. It is one of the main factors that should propel you forward on the road to self-discovery.

“If you aren’t having fun practicing my religion, then you aren’t practicing my religion.” – Mighty Macabros