Out of Bliss

Anandaddhyeva khalwimani bhutani jayante
anandena jatani jivanti
anandam prayanty abhisamwishanti

Out of bliss these beings are born,
In bliss they are sustained,
And to bliss they go and merge again.

— Taittiriya Upanishad 3.6.1

Why don’t we experience this bliss that sustains our life at all times? The key is in the second line – Jiva. The jiva or soul is sustained in/by bliss. We could also say the flow of love, although that’s a deeper perception.

When we live life from a body-mind, we experience life as a body or emotions or mind experiences it. When we live life from the soul, the perspective is quite different. To say the least. (laughs) Just consider how differently we experience the aches of the body and the thoughts of the mind. Or the different between thoughts and emotions. That may offer some insight.
Davidya

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