This concept of our mind that I am separate from others and God is the bottom line of all violence and suffering. In a world of seamless interconnectedness, interrelationships, interdependence, how can an ‘individual’ exist? As an ‘individual’ I suffer. In a meditative state the individual dissolves, unity consciousness blossoms, the whole being is flooded with pure bliss. 
Imagine how society has brainwashed us to remain as an ‘individual’ so that violence and injustice can continue to plague the beautiful earth. 
We are One.