Question: I’ve always been a person who likes to be alone, but it’s even more pronounced now. When I go out in a place where there’s a lot of people and noise, I get a lot of impressions coming in, and it’s overwhelming. I feel like I don’t want to be around a lot of people—it’s painful, it’s almost like a torture for me. What is your impression of this? What does my feeling about people really mean?
Answer: It means they are the mirror to show you that you have pain on the inside. You are hiding this. If you can pick up on everybody’s pain that means you have the same thing.If you pick up on people’s happiness that means you have the same joy and happiness. So your feeling means you are hiding much pain inside, so when you go to a public place, you feel everybody has pain.
What you see is always a problem. Once you see the problem, then you feel the problem, then you see the problem and you hear more problems. Inside you have pain, and you think if you are quiet you won’t have it, but unfortunately, you also see everybody has pain. The more you see the pain, the more pain will come out. Sooner or later, everybody suffers pain, but it also means that inside, you have this kind of pain. If you can see less pain and more joy, that means you can get out of this state. If you continue to see the pain that means you will always suffer the pain.