This ever-popular satsang from 1999 explains it in a nutshell.
Quotes from this Download:
"Somewhere in the cells of each human being they know that if they stop struggling, then this illusion of a 'me' being in center stage drops away."
"Most spiritual people are trying to transcend their separateness at the same time that they're holding on to it because they're convinced that separateness is where their happiness is, even though theoretically they may be convinced that it lies elsewhere. But emotionally, everything tells them that being unique, special, and different (and therefore separate) is going to make them happy. And they wonder, why can't I go beyond that?"
"Trying to get out of it creates the illusion that there's no way out. The struggle creates the illusion that you're in prison, it creates the illusion of the prison walls. Emotionally you feel it. Intellectually you experience these walls. And because you think they're there and you feel like they're there, you feel like you're caught, you're trapped, you're not free. And you assume that that's actually true. But when you stop struggling against that, when you quit trying to get away from that, you start to see that it's the mere fact that I'm trying to get away that's creating my bondage."
Recorded on April 10, 1999, in Santa Monica, CA. (Originally recorded on cassette and remastered, sound quality varies.)
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