Sri Chinmoy spricht über menschliches Leid – nach dem Tsunami 2004

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Aus Anlass der aktuellen Flutkatastrophe haben wir begonnen, über die spirituelle Dimension solcher Katastrophen zu diskutieren. Und wir sind auf einige Kommentare Sri Chinmoys gestoßen, der nach dem verheerenden Tsunami 2004, bei einem Neujahrsaufenthalt unserer Gruppe in China, zu der damaligen Katastrophe interviewt und nach der Bedeutung menschlichen Leids auf der Erde gefragt wurde.

Seine Antworten waren hoch interessant – unter anderm, dass solche Katastrophen die Verbundenheit und das Gefühl des Einsseins unter den Menschen stärken. Auch, dass wir zu einem Teil selbst mitverantwortlich sind für unser Leiden, und dass, wenn wir tief nach innen gehen, das Leid wesentlich schwächer wird. Dass das Mitgefühl, das weltweit zum Ausdruck gebracht wird, der Menschheit tatsächlich hilft, und dass unser letztendliches Ziel tatsächlich Glücklichsein ist.

Hier ein Auszug aus einer seiner tief erhellenden Antworten, die nichts von ihrer Aktualität verloren hat  – auf Englisch: https://www.srichinmoylibrary.com/csc-57

In the case of the tsunami disaster which has taken place, the Chinese Foreign Minister and also many other leaders of various countries, as well as individuals around the world, have brought to the fore their hearts, which are full of sympathy. The sympathy that the entire world has shown has really helped humanity. By exercising its sympathetic heart, the world has considerably decreased the suffering of those affected.

Suffering is there, but we can share it by establishing our oneness with those who are suffering. Always we have to have the feeling of goodwill. If, in your suffering, I go to be of service to you and vice versa, then we decrease the suffering.

A day will come when there will be another way of conquering suffering, and that way will be through light. Human life is composed of darkness and light. Darkness wants to envelop us and destroy light; light wants not to destroy darkness, but to illumine it. In the outer world, there will always be suffering, but there is a way to diminish the suffering and that way is the way of oneness, the establishment of oneness. If we use our sympathetic heart, our feeling of oneness, then the suffering is lessened to a considerable degree.

The ultimate goal of this Mother Earth, this earth-planet, is not suffering; it is joy. We came from Heaven, which is all joy. Now, on this particular planet, we are sad, unhappy, miserable, and for that we have to take the blame to a great extent. But consciously if we can expand and extend our love, goodwill and feeling of oneness, plus if we can go deep within, then there will be much less suffering. The ultimate goal of every human being is happiness. We know that we came from Heaven, which is nectar-happiness, and we are now passing through a longer than the longest tunnel which is dark and unlit. But we feel that at the end of the tunnel, no matter how long it is, light will again be waiting for us, and that light is happiness.