Jac O’Keeffe: Finishing Suffering by Training the Mind Being Content
This interview with Jac was done by Reinhold in April 2013 via Internet.
The nature of suffering; causes for pain becoming bigger or less, role of identification and ownership for intensity of pain; relationship with pain; the recipe for suffering; the recipe for not suffering; role of desire; understanding of the transient nature of all things; suffering is optional and does not help at all; suffering and the ego are in bed together; training the mind being content; attention on being content; sorting out pain for the body not for “me”; contentment is a resting place for mind; mind can quite easily get used to it; what do you need “right now”? Pleasure and pain are not what you seek; pleasure is being desire-less; no need to get caught in anything; suffering is respected – why? Pain happens, but the suffering part? If suffering has to happen to get you somewhere – hey revisit this idea! Being there for persons in pain but suffering is not helpful; stopping the dance with suffering; the juice of the victim role; contentment shuts off the desire; a bundle of conditioning; the nature of evolution; changes related to awakening; illusionary nature of perception; unity consciousness mirroring itself; the essence of all; an echo of none; beyond language; what I am; no need to believe that anything is wrong; no need for suffering; a resting place for mind; just watching the breath without interference; it is that simple; wanting to get something out of the suffering; not burning energy in suffering mind games; not supporting any desire – whatsoever; going with flow and pure perception can happen; just a story; let mind hang out in being content and know you are none of it.