Nice to know that you are interested in Spirituality.
I request you to visit my Blog page when you have time , see the PPts, and some of the past posts (particularly my posts in June-July 2009 re: Neuronal correlates of a Jivanmukta). Jivanmukta is one whose individuating ego (self) has collapsed and he/she finds a Oneness (Non-duality). Non-duality is the ultimate solution from ancient India for alleviation of grief/sorrow/misery .
I invite you to comment/contribute/question.
Link to my Blog page: http://beyond-advaita.blogspot.com/