PARAMAHAMSA SRI NITHYANANDA on Changing the world we live in! OUR true nature is bliss. However, negativity fills much of our lives. This leads to suffering. We then wonder why we are unhappy. We can control anger and depression by meditation. Just by analysing the seven chakras that are in our body, and the individual consciousness, we can remove negativity and control the mind. We are like an onion. A human body is made of many energy layers. Just like we peel an onion layer by layer, we need to explore the emotional and energy layers of our body. Let us peel away all the layers of the onion. What do we find inside? Emptiness. The onion, which looks solid and feels solid, when opened layer-bylayer, reveals its emptiness. It is just empty within. Similarly, we each think that we are our mind and body. But when we begin to peel the layers of individual identity, we find nothing inside. What we’ll find therein is the Collective Consciousness. We term this Divine, God or whatever name we wish to give something that is beyond us and which we do not understand. Remember always that we are much more than our body mind. We are all interconnected and connected to a vast energy source. We are not individual islands but a collective ocean. This truth will help us to prevent the anger or depression. The Collective Consciousness is an experience. It can be taught. This science is unfortunately no longer taught. The education system designed and developed by the ancient sages of the East, called the gurukulam system, is now extinct. It has been replaced by a mindless system of competitive race for self destruction termed as education. That’s why we suffer despite being educated. We suffer through our life. In childhood when we are taught that we’re separate from others. In school, we’re taught that we should be better than others. Then, as adults, we’re taught to compete and destroy others. This is totally wrong. This is completely foolish. The truth is that we are all one. We each mirror the Collective Consciousness. We have lost touch with this truth. That’s why I conduct Life Bliss Programs all over the world. If we re-educate ourselves and change the way we educate our children, different from the way we have educated ourselves, without judgment, without comparison, without competition, with our focus only on learning about the truth, and experiencing the truth, we can learn to live without suffering. We can transform ourselves as well as the world we live in. We can be in bliss, nithyanandam.