Those who know me know that I am a fan of Rupert Spira. This is an another great talk.
There are many worthwhile parts sprinkled throughout, but these stand out to me:
“The only thing that suffering cannot stand is being seen clearly. The reason for that is that at the root of suffering is an illusion. You can’t do anything to an illusion because there’s nothing there. You can’t do anything to the water in a mirage…” (minute 11:02)
Also note the connection between pain and suffering at minute 14:25, where he notes that “suffering is to the mind what pain is to the body…”, and goes on to explain the purpose of suffering.
Finally, note the analogy at minute 22:34 about the separate self.