Understanding Bliss: A Journey Beyond the Surface

Have you ever wondered what bliss really is? Is it something you should chase, or is it naturally within you? Bentinho offers a profound insight into the nature of bliss and how we can access it.

Bliss is more than just a fleeting feeling; it’s the natural quality of our awareness when free from constraints and limitations. It’s the essence of the Creator, a state of oneness and the initial energy that emerges from self-awareness. However, accessing this state can vary and sometimes be partial or distorted.

Should you pursue bliss? Well, Bentinho suggests that the desire for bliss is a natural longing for our source, our true nature. It’s not about the active pursuit but an inner desire that guides us toward it. Think of it as ‘bliss checking’ your thoughts and aligning them with your true perspective.

There’s a distinction between the bliss we experience as a reaction to freedom and the deeper, more constant state of bliss that is akin to peace. Excitement often accompanies the initial moments of liberation from a bound state, but this is more a reaction of the personality rather than true bliss. True bliss remains with us as a deep, peaceful presence.

But, how do we engage with this bliss? It’s not about pursuing it externally but about aligning our desires and intentions with it. Bliss is more than an emotional state; it’s a transformative experience that aligns us more closely with our source.

Drawing from the teachings of Shri Anamal Swami, a student of Raman Maharshi, Bentinho emphasizes the importance of self-inquiry. It’s not just about experiencing peace and bliss but becoming them. By continuously inquiring into who experiences these states, we move closer to being the embodiment of peace and bliss, transcending temporary experiences and personal narratives.

In closing, bliss is a journey of deep alignment with our true nature, beyond the excitement and reactions of our personalities. It’s a state of peace and completeness that we naturally are, waiting for us to rediscover and embody it fully.


“Bliss is not just a state to be pursued; it’s a deep well of peace, perfection, and completion that we naturally embody. When we align our views with our true being, we open ourselves to the ecstasy of existence.” – Bentinho Massaro

Philippians 4:7 (Bible) – “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”