Questioner: Yes, “everything just is” and pain and suffering is an aspect of that, now and forever.
Answer: Pain and suffering are human experiences, mind stuff.
While there is no scientific evidence “mind” with all its human memories, including pain and suffering, even exists scientifically, there is a Sufi tradition that mind is the cause of all human ills and exists largely in default, generally without human intervention, and even survives human death but in its unregenerative state does not achieve Reality.
However, mystic experience is that pain and suffering disappear incrementally as humanity evolves.
Pain and suffering don’t exist in the MER (Mystic Experience of Reality), not in my experiences or anyone else’s so far as I know.
Questioner: The statement is that “mystical experience of reality” imparts the knowledge of Reality’s perfection and that it is only the mind “on the human level” that generates negativity.
Questioner: Then radical duality is posited here: the human level and the spiritual. This is the same divisive duality that religion has insisted upon for millennia.
Answer: The topic is Ultimate Reality, of which the human race and all its comparative inconsequences like religion and it’s primitive, evolutionary mythomanias are a present part, but only an insignificant and passing part in humanity’s present form.
From my MER perspective, Reality encompasses everything, even the lesser realities of humanity. But humanity’s destiny is in Reality, not the other way round.
Questioner: If everything is perfect and the mind is part of everything (how could it not be?), then it would follow that negativity is perfect. Wars, birth defects, painful and disfiguring disease, torture camps, etc are all a part of everything. Calling them perfect is obviously ludicrous, wherein the term “perfect” loses all of its meaning.
Answer: To a mystic everything known and unknown, everything not manifest, everything understood or not, is as it should be.
If you are speaking from a human perspective you are off topic again. This Blog is about MER and its revelations.
The experience of Reality extinguishes human reality, which is temporary anyhow, evolving, ever changing.
Human problems dissolve in Reality. Evidently, humanity has a long way to go – as theoretical physicist and author Dr. Michio Kaku infers when he says humanity is at zero in its evolution.
All is well, whether humanity understands that yet or not, or ever …
The human word “perfect” used above is an inadequate description of the ineffable perfection of Reality.