Sadhguru at SRCC, New Delhi – Youth and Truth [Full Talk]

Sadhguru at SRCC, New Delhi – Youth and Truth [Full Talk]


(Music) Sadhguru: Namaskaram and Good morning to everyone
(Cheers). So this endeavor called “Youth and Truth”
is going to last for some time. And it’s our privilege that… – and your privilege -, that SRCC is the first institution where we are starting (Applause). How this came about is – in this many years I’ve been with people one constant question that keeps or regret that
keeps coming to me is, “Sadhguru, where were you all these days? Why didn’t we meet you
when we were young? Where were you twenty years ago?” Why they’re saying this is, the nature of life is such when we’re youthful there’s lot of energy
but no clarity and balance. When they’re old, we don’t know whether
they’ll get clarity but at least they’re reasonably balanced, but no energy. What do you do with balance
without energy? You know how to balance on the bicycle but you don’t have the energy to pedal, what’s the point? Or you know how to pedal but you don’t have the balance
to stay on the seat, what is the point? So, here I am so that you don’t ask me after
twenty-five years “Where were you, Sadhguru?” Just to fix that one question
(Cheers/Applause). Moderator (Shriram): Namaskaram, Sadhguru. There is no need of much elaboration as to how much privileged we are, to have you among st us. Sadhguru: You can introduce yourself. Moderator (Shriram): So I’m Shriram. Sadhguru: You were born here
(Laughs)? Moderator (Shriram): It so happens
(Laughs). I’m Shriram. I’m a third year B.Com
honors’ student. Moderator (Praneet): Namaskaram, Sadhguru. I’m Praneet from Ludhiana and
I’m a second year B.Com student. Moderator (Ria): Namaskaram, Sadhguru. I’m Ria, I’m a first year B.A Economics
honors’ student. Moderator (Shriram): We all are fortunate
to have gotten this opportunity to mediate this event. when we say mediate we are actually…
Sadhguru: No.Mediation comes in only when we have a fight (Few Laugh). Hello? We don’t have a fight so… Moderator (Shriram): So a lot of people had
a lot of questions to ask and we have tried our best, you know, to kind of shortlist them and, you know, put forward
whatever is relevant. Sadhguru, all of us sitting in this hall have some goals and as most of us are students, our goals are at the maximum level. We would like to know…,
we are very eager to know, when you were of our age, what did… what was that thing which
you wanted to become? What was your goal? Sadhguru: Oh (Laughs), this is beginning like
an interrogation (Laughter). Well, frankly I had no goal of any kind. to such a point that my father used to (Gestures)… “What will this boy do? He’s not interested in anything.” Well, it was completely wrong because I was interested in so many things. I was not interested in the things that
he was interested (Laughs). I was absolutely interested in
many, many things. See when we say goals, we must understand this, from where you are if you set a goal for your life, you can only set a goal according to you present level of understanding
and knowledge, isn’t it? You think you’ve reached a point where you
know everything in the universe? So if you set a goal, what kind of goal will you set? A very meager goal. And if you grow rapidly, you will be terribly disappointed
with your own goal. But this has been taught to you
in the recent years that you must be “goal -oriented.” If you… Let’s say you want mangoes in your house – if you want mangoes, you don’t have to think of mangoes. You have to think of soil, you have to think of manure, you have to think of water, you have to think of sunlight. None of them look or taste like mangoes. But if you take care of those things,
mangoes will come. But suppose you have a strong desire for mango, but you did nothing about growing a mango tree
in your home, you will want to steal it from him,
if he has (Laughs). Yes or no? So if you have goals – what you’re calling as “goals” is just your desires, and your desires are just an outcome
of the kind of thought process that you have right now. The kind of thought process that you have right now is only dependent upon the sort of data
that you have collected right now. In twenty years’ time of life what kind of data do you believe you have gathered
to set a goal for life? Not necessary. So this is something that I’m bringing about. Recently, every year we have this business… we have a business event in the month of November. Many business leaders come… All the top business leaders have been there. Two-hundred CEOs come every year to train
with us for four days. So last year one of them was asking me, who is running a major multi-national company, “Sadhguru, we pick the best from the IIT’s and the IIM’s, and we keep paying them more and more and they keep asking for more and more. But when I look at your organization, you pay nothing to any of them and it seems to function many times better than our corporation. What is the secret?” I said, “See, this is all it is – we are devoted to the process, we are not concerned about the goal.” We are absolutely devoted to the process. Because our devotion to the process of what
we’re doing right now… If you do not do what you’re doing right now well, your goal is just going to be a fancy desire, isn’t it? Hello? Yes or no? Hello? Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: Your goal is going to be just a
fanciful desire that you’ve made up in your mind, and that is not even yours, – your goals are all borrowed
from ten other people. Whatever is the trend today, that is your goal, isn’t it? I would tell the young people,
“don’t set a goal”. If you have absolute devotion to what you’re doing right now, depending upon the times and the opportunities, we will go as far as we go. But if you’re always concerned
about the finish line, and not the step that you’re taking right now, you will fall flat on your face most probably. If you get to the goal you will be disappointed, if you don’t get there, you will be broken. Most successful people on the planet… I want you to just look at it, don’t just go by what I say, just go on the street and watch people. Leave the people who are driving bullock cart and this and that. Just watch those people who are driving BMW’s, Mercedes and whatever else, okay? Successful people –just carefully watch them. How many of them are joyfully
driving their BMW? Hello? How many of them are joyfully driving their
dream car that they worked for? You will see hardly anybody, hardly anybody,
unless it’s a stolen car (Laughter/Applause). So those who have gotten to their goals are disappointed, those who could not get there are
broken and frustrated. What’s the point of a life like this? Your ability to do things is enhanced only when you’re absolutely, absolutely devoted to the process in which you’re involved. I’m using the word devotion intentionally because people think devotion means
going to the temple. You tell me, in any field, any arena of life – sport, art, music, politics, spirituality, you name it whatever you want, academics – has anybody reached any significant levels of achievement without being devoted to what they’re doing? Hello? Participants: No. Sadhguru: Has anybody reached? Mediocre things they have done, only those who are absolutely devoted to
what they’re doing they have done significant things on this planet, and that’s what you must do (Applause). Moderator (Praneet): Sadhguru, so as you told us that goals… like those who achieve the goals (Sadhguru Gestures) aren’t that happy and those who don’t have goals… Sadhguru: I thought I’ll just scare you
a little bit (Laughter). Moderator (Praneet): And those who don’t have goals
are also not happy but goals are the starting point but a lot of…
Sadhguru: No, no, no. Please let me correct this. Is goal a starting point or a finishing line? Please (Laughter). Which is it? Moderator (Praneet): It’s both ways (Laughs). Sadhguru: How is that? How is goal a starting point? Is goal a finishing line or a starting point? Please, please you must tell me. All of you, is goal a starting line or a finishing line? Participants: Finishing Line.
Sadhguru: What is this? Moderator (Praneet): But like if… goal is something that motivates us to like… once we think of a goal in mind…
Sadhguru: Ahh, you’re coming to the point now. So, you have been trained like a circus monkey
(Laughter), you know? Circus monkeys are like this, if you want them to do a trick, you have to give them a sweet
(Gestures like circus monkey) (Laughter). Otherwise (Gestures) “I won’t do it.” One more little sweet (Gestures). Don’t be a circus monkey. I thought we evolved out of being monkeys long time ago. Hello? So you’re only working – “What will I get? What will I get? What will I get?” What the hell will you get? You’ll die one day, that’s all. (Laughter/Applause). You think you’re going to get
something in the end? No, you’re just going to die one day. The question is only how beautiful, and significant, and intense of a life that you lived. That’s all there is. What will you get in the end? Goal is a end point, isn’t it? What do you think you’ll get
at the end of your life? I want you to visit old age homes, hospices, where people are reaching
the end of their life. Just look at them and see what do you think they have gotten? Nothing. Either they lived a profound life or they did not, that’s all there is
(Applause). Moderator (Praneet): Sadhguru, as a humans and as especially youngsters have
a lot of desires in their lives but many a times we all are told that
“Be content with what you have.” But… like it comes to my mind that if we’re satisfied… if we’re satisfied, won’t that lead to an end to progress? Sadhguru: Whoever told you about “be content,”, I don’t know. I don’t know what kind of (Laughs) teachers
you have met who told you “be content.” Well the word “contentment” comes
from the word containment. If you think containing your life is an answer, this is simply because you’re just shit scared of life. That’s all it is. See, if you step out into the world, something may happen to you – possible? Possible? Hey, are we on talking terms or no? What’s the problem here?
Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: If you step out the house, something may happen.
Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: Anything may happen –, life may happen, death may happen, injury may happen, terrible things may happen, wonderful things may happen,
yes or no? Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: So one day something little terrible
happened to you. So now, you come to your philosophy, “Don’t step out of your house. Something terrible may happen to you.” Yes, it may happen. But something absolutely wonderful
can happen to you. So if you contain yourself, you can avoid both. Essentially you’re trying to insulate yourself
against life. People come to me and say, “Sadhguru, please bless us,
nothing should happen to us.” I say “What kind of blessing is this? My blessing is let everything happen to you
(Laughter/Applause)! Let everything that’s life happen to you!” (Applause)! Everything that’s life must happen to you. First thing you must decide is have you come here to avoid life or have you come here
to experience life? This is something you must decide. Make up your mind, hmm? Please make up your mind right now. Have you come here to avoid life or have you come here
to experience life? Participants: Experience! Sadhguru: Well, if you want to experience your life, this doesn’t mean you must get intoxicated. If you want to experience of your life, that doesn’t mean every evening you have to party. If you want to experience your life, you must bring this (Refers to Oneself) one instrument that you have to experience life, to its highest possible sensitivity. If this (Refers to Oneself) becomes
super sensitive, this will experience everything in the universe. If you keep it dull and lethargic, you will be right here, you won’t know what the hell is happening around you. Yes? So right now, because people are heavily goal-oriented, they don’t know what’s happening
around them,. They are only interested
in the finish line. Finish line comes as a consequence of a
certain efficient process. Finish line does not come because you desire it, success does not come because
you desire it. – Success comes because
you do the right things. It will not happen to those
who are just desiring it, it will only happen to those who are doing the right things right now
(Applause). Moderator (Ria): So Sadhguru, you have always emphasized on how important clarity is in comparison
to confidence or courage. But for people of our generation, confidence is something that’s
at a different level. Even when my nerves were racking to be here
on the stage with you… Sadhguru: Really?
Moderator (Ria): Yes (Laughs). Sadhguru: Do I look so dangerous?
Moderator (Ria): No (Sadhguru Laughs). Sadhguru: No, you’re safe, don’t worry, I was only trying to scare him
(Gestures to Moderator, Praneet), not you (Laughter). Moderator (Ria): So each of my friends emphasize
on how confident I should be. So do you think that over-ration of confidence has led to
undermining the importance of clarity? Sadhguru: Very much. See confidence means this. Tell me, now the hall is reasonably well-lit,. if I ask you to walk from (Gestures) there
to there, do you need confidence? No. No, no. Do you need confidence? Moderator (Ria): No.
Sadhguru: No. Why?, because you can see things clearly. If we turn off the lights, make it pitch dark, if I ask you to walk from (Gestures) there to there,
do you need confidence? Moderator (Ria): No.
Sadhguru: You do. If I ask you to walk in total darkness on
the street, don’t you need confidence? Moderator (Ria): Yeah. Sadhguru: You do. Why? No clarity. So somebody thought confidence is
a substitute for clarity. You do one thing. Let’s say you can’t see clearly. One of the main streets in Delhi you want
to cross, how to build confidence? Well, you can say “Jai Shri Ram,” and
run across the street. Or you can say “Allah-hu-Akbar” or you can say “Hail Mary” and
run across the street. You may make it. You may make it just by sheer chance or because of the compassion of some driver
(Laughter). But if you try every day
we know where to pick you up. Hello (Applause)? So I’m asking is confidence really a substitute for clarity? The problem is like this. Confidence means like this. You take a coin, flip it, “Heads – “I will do it,”
tails – “I will not do it.” There’re whole lot of people in the world
who are doing this. The problem with the coin is it can… it has only two faces; – the problem with life is,
it has a million faces. So if heads means “I do it,”
tails means, “I don’t do it.” It looks like it solves your problem but those who are right only fifty percent of the time
in their life, there are only two professions
left for them. They can either become a weather person – predicts weather, – or you can become an astrologer (Few Laugh). In any other profession you’re fired
(Applause). In any other profession if you’re right only fifty percent of the time, you are fired, isn’t it so? Hello? Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: So, unfortunately, we think… See, it happens many times, if you just run across the street,
you make it. That’s the whole problem!. There is an element of chance in life through
which you can make it. But this is something
young people must decide. Do you want to build your life on chance
or on your competence? This is something you must decide
– very important. You didn’t say anything
(Applause) Hmm? On competence or chance? Participants: Competence! Sadhguru: If you even make it by chance… Suppose you’re successful by chance, you’re always insecure and fearful,
isn’t it? Sadhguru: If you made it by your competence, then it’s a different matter. If this doesn’t work, we’ll do something else, if that doesn’t work, we’ll do something else, because we built a competence. But if you’re living by chance, then if you make it, you’re fearful you’ll lose the position, if you don’t make it, of course
you know the pain (Applause). Moderator (Praneet): So Sadhguru, nowadays we see a lot of young people
are in relationships. So our public display of affection,
(PDA,) is quite common and popular among the young generation and it’s very normal for all of us to, you know, hug our friends or kiss our partners openly in front of others. But if we say our previous generation, they consider PDA as something vulgar. So it’s very strange that…
how love offends someone. So my question is that whose outlook do you support? Is it the young generation or your own generation
(Laughter)? Sadhguru: What makes you think you’re younger than
me, hmm? (Cheers/Laughter). No, no, I don’t agree that
you’re younger than me (Laughs). So, there are many aspects to this question. You said today young people have relationships. Unfortunately, you have come to a place, where you think that a relationship means it must be body-based, there must be something biological involved. Biology is a part of our life. But the significance of becoming human compared to other creatures is, they’re complete biology, we are only part biology, we have other dimensions to us. We have an intelligence, we have an emotion, we have a consciousness which is of another dimension. Biology is only one part of us. If an earthworm says “I have a relationship” and it… both of them tangle each other, I understand. If when a human being says “I have a relationship”
it could be a friend, it could be a brother, it could be a sister, it could be variety of relationships, and also body-based relationships. So this thing about using the word “relationship”
only with biological stuff, is essentially because somewhere unknowingly,… unknowingly maybe because of internet, you’ve gotten enslaved to America. It all started in United States. Relationships means, it has to be opposite sex or
something sexual. Why, can’t you hold relationships
of other kind? Hello? Are we not capable? I’m asking? Can’t we have every intimate, profound relationships with people, without fondling their bodies? I’m asking, possible or no? Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: Biology is not the most prominent
aspect of being human – it is there. It’s not something that you can, you know, put it under the carpet. It is very much there. But it is not the dominant aspect
of being human. With other creatures it is so. With a human being, the most significant aspect of
who we are is our intelligence, … our emotion, our consciousness
– these are big things. Body is just one part of it. I’m not saying you must ignore the body, body is there. Now when you say “young people” (Laughs), you’re talking about those people whose intelligence has been hijacked
by hormones. You were… (Laughter/Applause). When you were ten years of age, you looked at people, everybody was fine, they’’re quite okay. You became fourteen, fifteen, you looked at them, every little bump on their body suddenly, it became a world by itself (Laughter). Yes or no? You have to wait for some more time when the hormonal thing goes down, then you look at people, again they’re all looking normal
(Laughter/Applause). So, it’s not a question of right and wrong, it’s not a question of morality, it is just a question of priority – what kind of priority do you want to give to your own bodily compulsions. Now, you will see… In Delhi I’ve been… last three days I’ve been seeing, just now when I was coming
to your college, somebody in a main street was
standing there and urinating. When he feels like it, he does it. What’s the problem? Hello? Any problem? No problem! Because when you feel like it, you do whatever you want, and you think it’s your right. He also thinks it’s his right – when he feels like it, he urinates on the street. What’s wrong? Dogs are doing it, donkeys are doing it, cattle are doing it, everybody is doing it
(Laughter/Applause). “Be natural,” this is the philosophy
you are talking about. I’m saying, there is a certain sanctity to relationships, especially body-based relationships, if you don’t maintain that sanctity, it’ll become after some time,
vulgarity definitely. So somebody is seeing it before you, that if you go like this tomorrow, it’ll lead to something else. This does not mean being a moral prude, no! But if you don’t maintain that sanctity, you will regret that how relationships will become, how much pain they can bring in your life
later on, you will see. So one… this… you’re talking about previous generation, I don’t belong to that, nor do I belong to your generation, – I belong to the future generations, that’s why I’m like this
(Gestures) (Laughs) (Applause). The previous generation that you’re talking about,
was a generation which came just post-independence. You must understand their reality. They lived as an occupied nation for a period of time. Some of them fought, others slinked around. Whichever way, their ideas of morality, essentially was of their masters. It is British prudery that they carried within themselves. Their idea of being right, is that they must be in a straight jacket
all the time. You don’t have to go by that. Nor do you have to something stupid
in reaction to that. You must conduct your life sensibly. You must conduct your life in such a way, that this will work for you
for your entire life, in some sense. You do something wacky today, and there may be a payment tomorrow. So, why don’t you think it through – what is the best thing to do? How much of what to do? Hmm? Isn’t it? How much of what should I do, how much of body, how much of intelligence, how much of emotion, how much of consciousness – in your life you must decide, which should dominate your life, accordingly you conduct it, it’s fine. Somebody doesn’t like it, they need not see it (Applause). Moderator (Shriram): Sadhguru, now I want to ask you something
out of the context. So when we all sat for deciding
on the questions which we want to ask, a girl came up with something very, very unique
which she noticed in you, and we felt it is relevant. Why is that wherever you go, to, you know, kind of preach or talk about stuff, you sit in a particular position? You know, with sandals removed from your left leg, left leg up and right leg
on the ground intact. Is it your style or is it a way that one person should sit? Sadhguru: Do you still use the Indian toilet
(Laughter)? Moderator (Shriram): Yeah. I Sadhguru: Yes. Do you sit in a particular way
(Laughter/Applause)? Asking you (Laughs). I am just asking you, do you? Why, because the body is made like that. Today in, I forget the name of the university – some university in United States made a study
and they said, “This is the best way to shit!” (Laughter), because your thighs will go
into your abdomen and press it out, and everything
that needs to come out will come out. If what needs to come out doesn’t come out, it will slowly raise to your head (Laughter). Yes! So, to perform different types of activity, in the yogic sciences, we observed that certain types of body positions will support
certain activity to its best. Or in other words, what is called as yoga, what is called as yoga is
another different thing… What is called as Hatha yoga, the physical postures is, it is about manipulating the body in such a way that you get to a certain geometric perfection, that your geometry is aligned with
the larger geometry of creation, so that you are always in sync, you are never off. And how balanced you are, how clearly you see things, and how well you do things, simply depends on how much you are in sync
with everything else around you. Whether it’s people, or trees, or life, or just space, are you in sync with it or not,
will decide how smoothly, how friction-free is your function in the world. Now, I don’t sit like this all the time
– only when I speak. How I am sitting,
if I have to explain… There is something called
as Siddhasana. That means… There are many aspects to it. One simple aspect is, the left heel…, the left heel is… there is a point on the left heel, that today the medical sciences are
calling it as the “Achilles”, you’ve heard of that? You’ve heard of the man?“Achilles”, You heard of the man,
you saw the movie? You didn’t see the movie? Troy? You didn’t see? Tch, a innocent boy So, you put your Achilles to what is called
as Mooladhara or the perineum in your body. If these two things touch, many aspects are cleared out in you,
for that period of time. Many aspects means, your thoughts are clear,
your emotions are out, and there is a very clear perception of
what’s happening around you. You’ve heard that Achilles was killed because
an arrow was shot to his heel. You don’t believe if somebody hurts your heel,
you will die, isn’t it so? But Achilles died that way. And there is another person who died that way in India,
way before him. Sadhguru: Yesterday was his birthday – Krishna Janmastami – he also died this way. What this is trying to tell you is, they were killed in an expert way. Not just slitting your throat or
breaking your head, but just putting a point at the Achilles, so they had to die. So, there is a certain system,
energy system in the body. If that point of Achilles is in touch
with your Mooladhara, when you sit like this, there is a certain balance, that you don’t take any sides. See, all of us have our own opinions, ideas, ideologies, stuff – Our own experiences of life. Your own experiences of life and imprints
that you have taken in your mind, influences everything that you see. You like this, you don’t like this person, you love that person, you hate this person – all this is because you are constantly taking
positions of your own. But, if you really want to know life, the most important thing is, you don’t take any position. You’re willing to look at everything fresh
every moment of your life. Absolutely fresh, every moment of your life. This is very difficult for people to understand –People who have been with me
for thirty, thirty-five years, every day, they are with me, working with me, doing so many things, I still don’t have a single opinion about them. Only when I need to do some work, I may look at their competence and stuff. But I don’t have a single opinion about anybody who is around me for such a long time. By now you should have formed your opinions, but I don’t, because that is the essence of spiritual process, that we constantly looking
at every life as a possibility. There is of course a distance between
possibility and reality. Some will have the courage and commitment to travel that distance. Some will not have the courage and commitment to travel that distance. But, every life is a possibility. If you want to keep that possibility open, you never ever form an opinion about
anybody of any sort. Good, bad, ugly – you don’t form these opinions, you simply look at them right now. How are they right now, this moment, that’s all that matters to me. How you were yesterday is not my business. How you may be tomorrow, let’s see. Tomorrow must be created, not concretized right now, isn’t it (Applause)? It’s a certain geometry of the body, if you manage the geometry of the body well, you must… I’m telling you, right now, people… the western cultures are going about propagating, “Yoga is another stretching exercise, instead
of that, you can do Pilates, instead of that you can do boxing, instead of that you can play tennis.” See, if you want to be just fit, go run somewhere, climb a mountain, play tennis, do something. Yoga is not about fitness. Fitness is just one consequence. The important thing is, to get the right geometry of life. Because physical universe is all geometry. Now, this building is standing here. Whether… How long it will stand, whether it will fall on our head today or will it stand for a long time, essentially depends on how geometrically perfect it is. The same goes for the body, the same goes for the planetary system, the same goes for the universe, the same goes with for everything. Planets… Planet earth is going around the sun, not with a steel cable attached to it. Just perfection of geometry, isn’t it? If little off-geometry if it happens, it’s gone forever, and that’s true with you also –. If you go off your fundamental geometry,
you are gone. It’s very important at an early age, you do the right things to
bring a right sense of geometry. Now, you become competent
to go through life. Those people who are thinking only good things
should happen to them, obviously they are unfit for life. Because, if you do not know how to go through harsh situations well, joyfully, then you will avoid all possibilities, isn’t it? You will avoid all great possibilities of life, simply because you want to avoid
little bit of difficulty. Only when you are geometrically
in a certain state of congruence, then you are willing to go through any situation no matter what it is
(Applause). Moderator (Ria): Sadhguru, Jealousy is always considered as a really cynical emotion. But to be honest, for me, it has worked so well
(Sadhguru laughs)… Sadhguru: What did you get to do, hmm?
Moderator (Ria): It motivates me. (Sadhguru Laughs) So, every time my friend
learns something new, I just get this innate urge
to perform better. And it’s probably why I have landed up in
my dream college. So, do you think that jealousy is actually
a negative emotion, or does it motivate you
to do better? Sadhguru: See, these days, fortunately it’s gone. When we were growing up, especially Diwali is coming, when Diwali comes, in small towns, one of the fun that people have is, they will make a can full of what to say… the firecrackers and tie it to a donkey’s tail. When it goes dum dum dum, poor donkey runs all over the place
faster than a horse. You think that’s the way to motivate life
(Laughter/Applause)? There are better and more intelligent ways of doing things. Well, when you feel like your tail is burning,
you may run. People always use this thing, if a dog is chasing you, you will run really fastest. But Mr. Bolt – you know Mr. Bolt? – He did not run because his tail is on fire. He runs because he prepared his legs and lungs in such a way, whichever way he runs, he is faster than everybody. Hello? Isn’t that the way to run (Applause)? Sadhguru: You want to run
because a dog is chasing you, you want to run because your tail is on fire – is that the way you want to run? No, that’s not a pleasant way to run. See, one thing is, important
that you run fast. Another thing is, that your experience of
running is fantastic! Isn’t that important? Hello? Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: Well you got into your dream college, but it could be hell, three years… three years of hell, who knows? Is it not important that these three years
are a fantastic experience for you? Hmm? Not important (Applause)? Running is not the only important thing. How you experience it, what comes out of it tomorrow! Suppose we ran because our tail is on fire, now we understand, the only way to make people run is
to set their tails on fire. How much damage we will cause
to everybody! And I’ve seen these donkeys running faster
than a race horse, because they’re terrified! That’s not the way to run. Please don’t do that to yourself. Not anymore, okay? Now the dream has come true
(Laughs) (Applause). Moderator (Ria): Yeah. Moderator (Shriram): Sadhguru, now that we talked about her dream college, I take the leverage of
putting you in a situation… Sadhguru: Hey, it’s okay. You were born here, so it’s all right
(Laughter). Moderator (Shriram): Suppose you are a third
year student at SRCC, so most of the third years who’d joined me in the mindset that, this is the time, you know, where we have a lot of options – we can opt for placements, or we can do higher studies, or we can do… we pursue CA, etc, etc. But at times, it happens that our vision or our goal about life is different from that of our parents. Have you ever come across such situation where your goals are not in line
with your parents, and is it okay to, you know, kind of go against them? Sadhguru: See, they had goals and goals, I had none. So I never came across such a thing
(Laughter/Applause). They had many goals., so… my father being physician – he’s a very good man, and academically all his life he’s been at the top, and he’s a physician. In India, we have a malice that, first thing is you become a doctor. If you cannot, you become an engineer. If you cannot, that… then only you end up in commerce
(Laughter/Applause). At least in the previous generation
(Laughs). In the… When we are growing up, that is the thing. So obviously, his dream is
I should become a doctor. Tch! I hope he is not on the web, listening to me
(Laughs). Because he studied in such a way, that he didn’t study… because for him,
it was a passion. He lost his mother when
he was four years of age, and she died of tuberculosis. So though he is from a
very large business family, he committed that
he will become a doctor. Because somewhere, a four-year-old boy felt that if there was a good doctor, the mother would have lived. So he committed that
he wants to become a doctor. For him being a doctor was not a profession, it was like his religion. He lived like that. So naturally, he wanted all the four siblings – or his four children, rather – to become doctors. First one didn’t become, second one didn’t become, third one didn’t become, I got caught
(Few Audience Laughs). At the age of ten or eleven I clearly told him, “See, one thing is, I’m never going to be a doctor
(Few laugh). Please don’t pin your hopes on me.” He showed me all his notes, piles of notes that he’s kept
about his studies. He said,, “I’ve kept all this, so that one of you will become a doctor.” Well, all three went different ways, and me going nowhere
(Laughter). I am only interested in biology, means I’m interested in the jungle, not in dissecting something, just in looking and absorbing things. So a time came, when I finished my… this is not a good example. You are asking me questions, okay? I finished my… what is today called as plus two, is it? Twelfth. At that time, it was called as
“pre-university course”. I finished my twelfth standard and I decided, I will not go to the university. By then I had cycled across Southern India, I had seen more life than
most people would have seen, I had done some small tradings
of this and that, and earned a lot of money. Lot means, in those days,
a few thousand rupees. Maybe I had 50-60,000 rupees when I was seventeen
years of age. All rolled up, I didn’t know what’s banking, so rolled it up and put rubber bands and hid it all over so that my brother doesn’t steal
(Laughs). So, I have lot of money, and I have a bicycle,
and I want to go to Moscow on my bicycle. I’m preparing for that. So I’m not going to the university, for sure. In this family, you… if you fail, there’s an advantage – you don’t go to the university. If I knew that, I would’ve just failed. But the problem is, I’d passed. So I said, “I won’t go to the university. I will educate myself.” He said, “What? Not going to the University?”
I said, “No.” Then once I said I’m not going to the University, suddenly, I became such an evil in the family, everybody started looking me,
“What is wrong with you?” I said, “Well, I want to educate myself.” “How are you going to do it?” I said, “I think I am doing it pretty well. But if you insist that I must read and study…” Then I decided that one year – I did something very unique (Laughs) and uncharacteristic of me – that one whole year… just to handle the reaction I got… I wanted… I couldn’t understand,
what are they reacting to? I don’t want to go to the university, what is their problem? First of all, I never understood why I should go to the university. Nobody ever told me why
I should go to the school. So I went to the Mysore University library every day, when the library opens at 09:00 o’clock,
I was there. I was the first customer. When it closed at 8:00 o’clock, I was the last one to get out. Those days – these days, many of you are well -fed and like that – we were also well-fed, but our activity was such,… the level of activity was such, I’m always hungry. I would actually eat at that time, at least ten times more than
what I’m eating today. At least, or much more. So I am always hungry. It doesn’t matter how much I eat,
I’m always hungry. Because my activity levels are such. This one year, I went without a lunch. Tch! It’s not small thing. For you, you can easily go without a lunch
(Laughter). But for me, who was scrawny and a concave
stomach all the time, going without lunch for one year was
like a big feat. I just read anything to anything. You know, from Kalidasa to Homer, to popular mechanics, to a whole, many, many years of National Geographic, and all kinds of books – of physics, of mathematics and astronomy, and you take whatever. One whole year, every day, eleven hours a day, I read and read and read. That’s the only reading I did. After that, me and books don’t go (Laughs). Then after one year, I realized that just gathering all this information,
is just waste of time for me. And when the next academic year came, there was drama at home. My mother was crying and said, “What are you wasting your life for? We thought you will become this, you will become that,” I said, “I don’t l know what I’ll become,” but she put so much pressure, “Just get into some college. Whether you go there or not, I will not ask, just get into some college.” Then I thought through this, and I said, “Okay I’ll do literature, English literature,” because in this one year, I had developed some appetite for
reading literature and poetry. And I myself was writing many, many poems
about just about anything. So I joined literature. I went to college. First day, a teacher comes and reads a book. Everybody is writing down – karrah karrah – these days it doesn’t make noise, those days, fountain pens – karrah karrah Karrah karrah – fifty people are writing karrah karrah
(Laughter)… I don’t like this. I said, “See…” I just looked into the teacher’s book, then I saw, it is hand-written book, that it’s her notes. I said, “Ma’am, if you give that book to me, I’ll make photocopies of this and
give it to everybody. You don’t have to come, we don’t have to come”
(Laughter/Applause). “But if you want me to come here, I have a thousand questions, not thousand, I have millions of questions, like a dark cloud, it’s hanging around my head. I’m going to ask these questions. If you cannot answer these questions,
I cannot sit here.” Then, I made a deal with all the teachers that they give me attendance, and I won’t bother them with their questions
(Laughter/Applause). This deal worked pretty well for three years and I got out. Is this what my father wanted? Definitely not. Why I’m saying this to you is, not to simply go against your parents, that’s not the point. The point is, this life is precious. Now when you’re talking about, “What shall I do? Shall I do this, shall I do that?” Is it only about … how to earn a living? You must get off that. This is not about… Education is not about
earning a living. When an earthworm can earn a living, a grasshopper can earn a living, every damn insect, bird, and animal can earn a living, a street dog can earn a living, what is the big deal about survival? With such a big brain? Survival is not the big thing
about the human being. Survival has become a problem because you want to survive like somebody else, that’s the whole problem. If you want to survive,
it’s not a problem. My father would ask, “How will you make a living? How will you live? What will you earn?” I said, “If I… If nobody wants to feed me, I’ll go into the jungle.” And I went into the jungle
for weeks and survived very well by myself. Many times, I went off into the forest, and I just survived off the forest, without any food support
from anywhere else. So survival is not the issue. What are we going to do
with this life? Are we going to take this life to full-potential, or are we going to be those people who are just shit scared of life itself – “And what will happen to my food, what will happen to my food?” What is this? When a street dog is not bothered, happily he’s wagging his tail and going tuk tuk tuk, what is your problem with such a big brain, I’m asking?. You don’t educate for survival. You educate because you want
to expand your horizons. You want to make this life
into a worthwhile life. That’s what that matters
(Applause). So will it be in conflict
with many people? Of course it will be. Because they think you won’t make it. I must tell you this, now that you ask this question. This was almost thirty-four years ago. There was a person who was like a god-father
to my wife, at that time. She was still working in a bank. I was living on my motor cycle, traveling all over the place. I would teach here and there,
once in three to four months. But rest of the time I’m just riding –. simply riding across the country
for no purpose. So one day I came to Bangalore, and I went to their home because of that entire night
I’ve been riding. I went to their home, and I wanted to shower and have some food and then go pick up my wife
from the bank. Then I showered and ate well and then this man sat in front of me, and said, “See, I know somebody in the
Bangalore Development Authority. In this particular extension, there are some house sites available. You must get yourself a house site.” I said, “What? Me, buy a house-site, for what? I live on the motorcycle. Why will I buy a house-site?” He said, “No, you’re married, you can’t be like this. You need to have a house, someday. You must buy a house-site.” I said, “Don’t you tell me this… That if I wanted to buy real estate, I wouldn’t buy a house site,
I will buy a town. Okay (Laughs)? So that’s not my interest at all, I’m not going to buy a house-site, please don’t try to push me. Thank you for the meal and the shower, but…” Then he looked at me hopelessly, and asked, “How long will you go on like this?” I said,“ As long as my marbles roll,” that’s about it. That’s how… That’s how long everybody goes about in their life. Then I went out, and I didn’t see and I met him here and there. For about eighteen years, I had not met. In 2017 (Laughs), see the problem is just this – people value something only because it’s recognized by somebody, that means they’re blind, isn’t it? If you look at this (Gestures), you must know this is light. You look at this and you don’t know what it is, and I said, “See, see that is light.” That means what? You’re blind, isn’t it? Yes or no? So after eighteen years of no contact, he called me in 2017. Because the Central Government gave me
this Padma Vibhushan, he called me and said, “I never thought your marbles will
roll this far (Laughter/Applause)!” Okay? So, unfortunately, a whole lot of people can see light only when you say it is light, otherwise they can’t see it. Don’t go by such people, whoever they may be,
doesn’t matter who they are (Applause). Moderator (Praneet): So expression of opinion and expressing yourself out, is a fundamental right given to all the citizens of the country, and we youngsters born
in the era of social media, are not at all hesitant about expressing our opinions
on social platforms, or with anyone. But there are times, when, you know, because of we expressing our opinion, we might hurt someone’s sentiments or other people might get offended by
what we say. So in such a situation, how a youngster should use the tool of social media and expresses his opinion so that… in a very balanced way,
so that no one is hurt? Sadhguru: one important thing I was also telling the Twitter people – and yesterday I think they tweeted about it (Laughs), because I spoke about it day
before yesterday, – is this (Laughs). See today, – it’s now two-hundred-and-eighty characters, not one-forty – in two-hundred-and-eighty characters, some of the world leaders are expressing
the policy of the nation (Laughs), all right? They’re even setting foreign policy agenda of the nation, major nations, in two-hundred-and-eighty
characters, Twitter. So I was telling these Twitter people, “See, what you guys are missing
just for the numbers, you’re missing something tremendous. Tomorrow the entire world may set its agenda and policy on the Twitter, but that will not happen, simply because, for seven billion people, you have fifteen billion accounts. Because most of them are fake.” People who don’t have the courage to
put their name out and say, “This is what I want to say,” such people are slinks, this is not opinion, isn’t it? This young people must do. You can say what you want, but you must have the courage
to stand up and say, “Okay, this is what I will say.” Not hide under the chair and say something loudly. What is the point of such a life? What is the point of such an existence? Is it not important that whatever you say,
you’re accountable for it? Hello? Participant: Yes! Sadhguru: Hmm? Is it not very important? All of you who are managing face… false fake… Facebook accounts, Twitter accounts, take it away, put your name out there, “This is me and this is what I say.” You like it, you don’t like it… If you don’t like it, please tell me,. I will look at it. Yes? If you don’t like it, you explain to me
why you don’t like it, then I will consider., but you don’t even want
to put your name on it, but you want to express your opinion all over the world – no, you have no right to do such things just because you have technological tools. Okay? I can’t stand behind this board and shout something at you –if I want to say something, I must be able to say it to you, isn’t it? Unless people are responsible… Without responsibility you should not claim an authority
over everybody’s life. I don’t have authority over your life, to just say whatever I want
about your life and what you do. If I want to say, I must take some responsibility for that, isn’t it? If this is brought about, everybody can say
what they want to say. Only thing is, you’re talking about, if it hurts somebody. See, let’s understand this. Speech – communication. Speech is communication? Communication between who? Two people. Isn’t it so? Two groups of people, or two individuals or whatever. When I’m speaking to you, is it not important whatever I wish to say I can say? Is it not important, I respect your position, and I’m willing to listen to what you say, and then I will say strongly
whatever I want to say? I will say it very strongly. See, look at me! What I say, I will say it very strongly, but, “I’m not even willing to listen to you,” that is not acceptable. That is not at all acceptable, but right now, that is the instrument social media has given to people, that they can say what they want, and they don’t have to listen to anybody. If you say something, they will abuse you. Abuse is also language, isn’t it so? Shall I use it, right now, on you? Do you want it? Do you want to be abused by anybody? So if you don’t want to be abused by anybody, you must understand, nobody else wants to be abused too, it’s just that (Applause). Moderator (Shriram): Sadhguru, so you have built such a huge Adiyogi statue
at your ashram, and whoever visits that place are in awe of
that particular statue. So do you think nowadays, in the current scenario, things has to be done in a,… you know, mass scale to get noticed? Sadhguru: There’s only one,
how is it mass? There’s only one statue
how is it a mass? Moderator (Ria): It’s huge…
Moderator (Shriram): So… it is built in such huge form. Sadhguru: The size?
Moderator (Shriram): Yeah. Sadhguru: what is big and small is
according to people’s perceptions. All the people in the yoga center, they say Sadhguru, “We should have made it little bigger, it’s looking so small compared to
the mountain behind” (Few laugh). So what is small and big is always
people’s perception, but there is something called as
visual impact. Of all the five sensory organs that you have, of seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching – tell me, if I tell you, suppose, “I’m going to take four of these
away from you, right now,” which one would you like to keep? Just the nose, or just the tongue? What would you like to keep, this is an option. Four you have to lose, one you can keep. Which one will you keep? Moderator (Shriram): Everything is important.
Sadhguru: Everything is important, but you’re going to lose four. You must learn to… you must learn to exercise those options,
because life is like that, it won’t let you keep everything, something you have to lose
(Laughs). So four you have to lose, which four will you want to lose, and which one thing
you want to keep? Moderator (Shriram): Can you just tell the five? Sadhguru: Either I’ll take off your eyes, or your eardrums, or your tongue, or your sensation or your nose. Which one thing you want to keep, tell me
(Laughs)? Participants: Eyes!
Sadhguru: Eyes of course. Because of the five sensory impacts
that you have upon you, visual impact is the largest impact for you, right now. But let us say, you were a dog – I’m not saying (Few laugh), I don’t think dog is anything derogatory, I think it’s a great animal – if you were a dog, if I asked you this question,
you would say “nose.” Because his food, his survival happens because of his nose. But for a human being, the visual impact is the largest impact. So, in that sense, it is not about the size of the Adiyogi, it is about the geometry. To get the geometry perfect in a small size is extremely difficult,… extremely difficult. So we needed a certain amount of size to get the geometry easily in place. The geometry of Adiyogi, now that you asked this question,
is to exude. See when I say “geometry of Adiyogi will exude something,” – is it true you went home today and your father was sitting in
a certain way (Gestures), just by looking at his posture, you know whether he’s angry or happy, unhappy, disturbed, do you know or no? Participants: Yes….yes. Sadhguru: So, the geometry of Adiyogi is… we wanted this to exude three aspects – one is exuberance of life, another is stillness of life, another is intoxication. I worked for two-and-a-half years to get this face right. Many, many, many faces were made. Then we decided we need a certain size, and that size
became over eighty feet. When it became over eighty feet, then we thought, the number also has to have
some significance, so we went for hundred-and-twelve feet, because Adiyogi, when he propounded the ways… the different ways in which a human being can
attain to their highest possibility, he gave one-hundred-and-twelve ways. So we made it one-hundred-and-twelve feet. It could have been eighty-seven feet. But I thought if we are going eighty-seven,
what is the problem, we’ll get it to a place… a number that he likes. So it became hundred-and-twelve feet, but we wouldn’t have been able to achieve the geometry of what we wanted in less than eighty-eight…
eighty to ninety feet, it wouldn’t be possible, that’s why it’s hundred-and-twelve feet
(Applause). Moderator (Ria): So Sadhguru, you are so reverend and you are so cherished, do you ever get a superiority complex? Sadhguru: Right now, yes
(Gestures) (Laughter). See, the question is not about superiority complex,
inferiority complex, poverty complex or wealthy complex. That you have a complex, is a serious problem, isn’t it? Whatever kind it is! What a complex means is, you have assumed something about yourself and you have concertized that assumption in such a way, you make a bloody fool of yourself,
wherever you go. Do I look like that? Hello? Do I look like I’m making a bloody fool
of myself with you (Few laugh)? Moderator (Ria): No.
Sadhguru: No (Laughs). So (Laughs), no complex of any kind. But then our confidence fluctuates every day, so what do you have to say about that? Sadhguru: Because I don’t have any confidence
about anything. I just have clarity. People think I have knowledge. No, my head is empty. That’s why to make it little look… look little substantial, I have a turban
(Laughter/Applause). It’s totally empty always, but I have clarity. Clarity means what? You see things the way they are. Knowledge means what? You have fixed information about everything,. if things have changed, you will not see it the way it is. That’s as good as being blind. See, people think owls are blind. It’s not true. Their vision is far more sensitive than yours, but because of sunlight they’re blinded, because it’s too much. Suppose… What is the power of your glasses? Moderator (Ria): Around 3.4.
Sadhguru: Three. Let’s say we will put ten! If we put ten, if you look at these lights,
you’ll feel dazzled. That’s what is happening
to an owl in the day. When light goes down,
he sees very clearly, not because he’s blind, because his eyes are super sensitive. So, it’s important that
you bring clarity to your life, not knowledge, because knowledge is conclusions
that you gather. Knowledge is okay when you’re trying to do something physical, material in the world, but not with life. Is it true what you thought was absolute at the age of twelve, today is not true? Yes or no? Are you sure that whatever you think is “this is it” right now, will be “this is it” in another three years’ time?
Moderator (Ria): Of course not. Sadhguru: You know that.
So you know you’re wrong (Laughs). Sadhguru: Yes or no?
Moderator (Ria): Yes. Sadhguru: So you know anyway you’re wrong. So why assert the wrong things? Well, right now we are wrong, at least let’s manage with little… little more conscious. If you know you’re wrong, you will walk carefully, isn’t it? Hello? But you think you’re absolutely correct, then you will do stupid things and you blunder around the world. If you know you are not seeing properly, will you walk carefully or no? If I asked you to walk through a dark room, suppose we turn off all the lights and close it down, everything, pitch dark. If I ask you to walk, suddenly will you become
super alert and conscious as to how you walk? But when the lights are on
(Gestures) (Few laugh), you’re just going unconsciously, bumping into everybody. So, if you learn to walk every moment like there are no lights, and you’re looking at everything
absolutely carefully, then what you see clearly,
you go through it, what you don’t see… see clearly, you hesitate. Some places you take a little bit of chance. But if you are just confident, you will blunder through life, we don’t know where you will get in, and what you will get trapped into. Most people are trapped into their professions, their family situations, their social situations in such a way, they all became like this
(Gestures). Yes? Already I’m seeing, not just older people, youth have become like this, Tch!
(Gestures). “What will happen to me
at the end of my life? What will happen to me
at the end of my life?” I’m… already revealed the secret, you will die (Laughter). Hello? “But Sadhguru if this happens what to do, if that happens what to do?” All those things will happen. It’s not that everything will happen in
your life the way you like it. Things will happen in the way
you don’t like it. It once happened. Shankaran Pillai got fired from his job
(Few laugh), simply because he asked a question – “Smoking or non-smoking?” How can you get fired for asking
such a simple question? “Smoking or non-smoking,”
he asked and he got fired. Because what he was supposed to ask was, “Cremation or burial” (Few Laugh)? You’re not getting it
(Laughter/Applause)? So, many times what you do thinking, “I’m right,” may be irrelevant to the situation in which you exist. So the most important aspect of your life
is you’ are relevant. Not right, you’re just relevant. To the existing situation, you are relevant. “I’m right, I’m right, I’m right!” This is confidence. You being right, nobody cares. All the idiots who think they are right, nobody wants to listen to them, nobody wants to be around them,
isn’t it? People who always think
“I’m right, I’m right,” you want to be around them? No, the important thing is you are relevant to the situation
in which you exist. If you have to bring relevance
into your life, you must extinguish your confidence and bring clarity. To develop clarity there are many systems. See, to develop your muscle, there are systems, isn’t it? Similarly to develop clarity, there are many systems. Unfortunately, our education system is dulling
clarity in so many ways. Some of the research studies in the university shows that, if a child goes to kindergarten and goes through twenty years of education – I’m sorry I’m saying this is an educational institution
(Few laugh) – twenty years of education and comes out, let’s say, with a Ph.D, they are saying, seventy percent of their intelligence is
irrevocably destroyed (Few laugh). So you have a knowledgeable idiot. What do you do with this? Well, you can… you can impress people
by throwing information, but this whole game of
impressing people, throwing this information and that information around is all going to go, because that Google lady is better than
any of these idiots (Laughter/Applause). Hello? It’s really amazing, I’m just traveling to wherever., let’s say I’m flying to United States
or Africa or somewhere,. I just ask, you know, “What is the morning
temperature in Entebbe? I’m landing there.” Without batting an eyelid, in two seconds, she tells me, it’s fourteen degree centigrade and by afternoon it’s eighteen degree centigrade, by evening it’s again twelve degree centigrade. Who could ever say this (Laughs)? Hello? She may not be perfectly right, but she’s almost there. So, people who are carrying a basket of information
on their head and feeling superior, I want you to understand this. In this country, and everywhere else in the world, in the not the previous,
but the previous generation – somebody who could read a book
was seen god-like, because everybody else was illiterate. And people thrived simply because they can
read the Gita or the Bible or something else. They thrived simply because they can read. But once everybody can read, we are ignoring those people completely,
yes or no? Hello? Sadhguru: Tch. You are falling asleep, I think
(Few laugh). Hey, this is not a commerce class
(Laughter). So, people who are carrying information
and feeling superior, they will all be made into nothing, in the next fifteen to twenty years’ time. Once artificial intelligence becomes all over
the place, information will mean nothing. Because it will be available everywhere. By then, you must be competent to do something
beyond information. This is why I’m with you
(Applause/Laughter). Moderator (Ria): All right. So now before we open the session for our
audience to ask you questions, we have some really popular questions from various social media platforms.
Sadhguru: Whoa! Moderator (Ria): Now… Moderator (Praneet): So the people
who could not join here, so they’ve sent us the questions through various social media platforms, and the first question, I’ll read it out – “Sadhguru, you mentioned that…” Sadhguru: Who is this? Who is this? Anonymous question or… I will not answer anonymous questions. They must tell… at least say “this is my name.” Moderator (Ria): We didn’t have their names. Sadhguru: Okay, okay, okay. Moderator (Praneet): But we will definitely
get back to you… Sadhguru: I believe you made up the question and… It’s okay (Laughter). No, that’s what I’ll assume because you
are not telling me the name (Laughs). Please. Moderator (Praneet)Questioner 3: Sadhguru, you mentioned that you can do fourteen different
activities at a given moment. So, we all are very curious to know, how can we achieve such prowess
over both body and mind? Sadhguru: Oh! Whoever said this? I didn’t say anything like that.
But anyway, do you have a liver? Moderator (Praneet): Yes I do. Sadhguru: Functioning?
Moderator (Praneet): Yes (Laughs). Sadhguru: Do you know how many levels of activity
it’s doing right now? What the liver is doing is far more complex
than what your brains are doing right now. Do you know this? Yes or no? A brainless liver, if it can do so many things, a brained Praneet or
whatever Praneet? Praneet, how many things? No I was only talking about… not activity per say yes, activity is also possible. See you must understand this. On a round planet which is spinning
right now… hello? Is it? Are you on a round planet? Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: Spinning? Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: Most people don’t understand this, unless you know, they get sozzled out with something, or they get some ailment that… either a few drops more or a few drops less between the ears. Suddenly you see planet is round
(Few laugh). Do you know how complex an activity it is, for a human being to walk at a certain latitude on a round planet which is spinning and which has magnetic forces
working upon you all the time? It’s an extremely complex process. You ask a child, who is, let’s say,
one year of age, he knows how complex it is. Have you seen? But the moment you learn to walk, you assume that it’s nothing. Walking is nothing, and you are sick of walking, you want to drive a car, you want to ride a motorcycle, but walking is such a complex process. Not fourteen – a thousand different functions, your knees and your brains and the fluids in your body, all of them are doing all the time. If only you could conduct
these things consciously, you would be… you would be doing a thousand things. Anyway you’re doing it. But if you could conduct this
(Referring to Oneself) consciously, you would do a thousand things
at a time, isn’t it? So I was only talking about
different channels of mind, which you don’t have to actually conduct, you just have to initiate and leave,
it will go on. For you to think about
your neighborhood girl, do you have to initiate action every time (Few laugh)? No! If she’s pretty, I’m saying. Once you look at her, it just goes on by itself, isn’t it? Why, because you are drawn to it. If you are drawn to ten different things
at the same time, mind is capable of creating
ten different channels and keep it running. So, there is an entire process… Right now I think one Jain monk, somebody a sixteen, seventeen-year-old boy, you’ve heard of him?
He’s in the newspapers. Participants: Yes! Sadhguru: How many things can he do? Anyway there are people in small towns in Tamil Nadu who are called shatavadanis – that means, they can do one-hundred things at the same time –. a complex mathematical problem, a sensation, a music, some raga, this, that, hundred things at the same time, because that is how complex human mind is. This complexity, you can use either to drive yourself crazy
with unbridled thought and emotion. Or if you harness it, it can do things that nobody has imagined possible. It can do things in a miraculous way. You can manifest things in a phenomenal way, if the necessary training goes. See, is it not very clear to you, if somebody is walking there, if you just look at them, how they are walking, you can make out whether
they are physically fit or not. Yes or no? Body has been worked upon, you can see it or no? Just by the walk. Similarly, whether the mind has been worked upon or not, whether your energies have been worked upon or not, is something that’s visible, most people may not see. But if you pay attention, you will see. Right now, most human beings… the problem is, we gave you a super, super, super computer. The most sophisticated machine on this planet
is this human mechanism. Isn’t it so? Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: I’m asking you, have you read
the user’s manual (Few laugh)? Hello? Participants: No.
Sadhguru: No? When you’re going to read it,? on the last day? When (Laughs) I see this ridiculous stuff, people reading Gita when people are dying, I say, “You are reading the user’s manual
on the last day, what’s the point” (Laughs) (Applause)? If you buy a phone, should you read the user’s manual
in the first three days, or after three years when you want to get rid of the phone? Hmm? Sadhguru: You must read it
in the first three days. So, I’m not to asking you
to read a scripture. Well, this (Referring to Oneself) is a
living scripture. Should you not become competent
to read this scripture, understand what is the nature of this, what is the full potential of it
and explore this? Because this life is not about this or that – this life is about this (Referring to Oneself). Yes or no? There is no choice about this. It is just that, you can enslave this life to something else and think it’s about that. But actually, it’s about this,
isn’t it so? Are you okay with this? You think right now your life is about education, no! Your life is about this
(Referring to Oneself). You want this (Referring to Oneself)
one educated. You want this (Referring to Oneself) one
to do well. You want this (Referring to Oneself) one
to experience love. You want this (Referring to Oneself) one
to experience pleasure. You want this (Referring to Oneself) one
to do all this. All the other things are only attendant things –this (Referring to Oneself) is the real thing, isn’t it? So if this is the real thing, does this deserve
some amount of attention? “Some amount of attention” means not standing in front of the mirror and attending to your skin endlessly. Should you not pay attention to every dimension
of what this human being is made of? What makes this life tick and how? If you understand what makes it tick, you can make it roar. If you can make it roar,
why fourteen things? You can do many more (Applause)! Moderator (Shriram): Sadhguru, the next question which we have, I’ll just read it out for you. “It is believed that Srinivasa Ramanujam, who’d write mathematical equation as if he had access to the whole universe. He also says that …” “Goddess dictates him those mathematical ideas. How can I reach to that state? That is the question. Sadhguru: First you must find a Goddess, hmm
(Laughs). You interested in this question? Hello? Participants: Yes…Yes…Yes…No…Yes…Yes… Sadhguru: I want to hear whatever I hear loudly, I’ll go by that. Participants: (Crowd yelling Yes and No)Yes…Yes…
Yes…No… Sadhguru: “No” is coming late. “Yes” came strong (Laughs) (Crowd yells Yes and No)
(Cheers/Applause). All of you, do you use a phone? Participants: Yes.Yes.
Sadhguru: Why? Why do you use a phone? Why did we first of all make a telephone? Because we can speak. If we had no ability to speak, would we manufacture a microphone,
a telephone, any of these things? Hello? Why did we come up with a bicycle? Because we can walk, but we wanted to walk faster, so we ran. We ran and we knew there is a limit. We wanted to go faster than that, so we came up with a bicycle. Suppose we were made like a tree, rooted to one place, would we have invented a bicycle? No. So a telephone, a telescope, a microscope, bicycle, automobiles, airplanes, everything what? What faculties we already have, we want to enhance that. We have not come up with any machine for which we had no faculty and suddenly we came up with something, because we don’t even know
what those things are. Yes? The faculties that we do not have, we have no way to perceive that whether it exists or it doesn’t exist. Only faculties that we have, we are trying to take it far. So in this effort, we came up with many machines. All machines here are only enhancing
our existing faculties. They have not come up with
any absolutely new faculty. In the same context, right from ancient times in this culture, we came up with machines not made of material, not made of mechanical process but an energetic process. What does a machine with
an energetic process mean? See, suppose somebody is dead. You’ have seen any dead people? Hello? Sadhguru: Where did you see?
I never saw. You saw dead people or dead bodies? Participants: Dead bodies. Sadhguru: Hmm. Dead body means what? Let us say no accident happened, no murder happened, no nothing happened or let’s say, somebody just suffocated and died. If somebody suffocated and died, heart is in the right… heart is doing well, maybe not beating but it’s fit. Liver, kidney, damn
everything is all okay. Only thing is, the person is not alive. All the mechanical parts are okay. Only thing is that life energy is missing. So this (Referring to oneself) is also an
energy machine on one level, isn’t it so? Yes or no?
Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: This is also an energy machine, on top of it we have put mechanical parts to it. Even if all the mechanical parts are intact, if there is no energy, this will not function. So from looking deep inside, we understood we could create an
energetic machine without mechanical parts, because if mechanical parts come, they need a certain level of maintenance, and servicing and works. But if you just create an energy machine, it will simply function day and night. Suppose your motorcycle or your car
or whatever you use, let’s say your phone was just an energy machine
without mechanical parts, see it’s happening from such a big phone, it’s slowly becoming smaller, smaller. With less and less mechanical parts, it’s becoming more and more efficient. Why, do you think? Slowly it is moving towards a space, where it is becoming more energetic
than mechanical, isn’t it so? Do you remember old James Bond movies? Such a big phone! Ah, it was looking like
a just born baby (Laughs). But today it’s become this
(Gestures) much.. As they are expecting in another probably
ten, fifteen years, your phone can be just imprinted on your hand. Simply like this you can speak. Or you don’t even have to do this. If you simply do that, it will say what you
want it to say. So from being mechanical, now we are going towards
energy-based machine. From a huge earthmover to a computer, this is the big difference that
it’s more energetic and less mechanical. So we created energy machines which in this culture we called as deities… or the English word is deity. Generally we called them as murtis . – that means a form. A form which has a certain ability to do
certain things, energetic forms. So some different forms are like
windows to the existence, you could open up different dimensions. All this is forgotten, made into absolute
nonsense today in the form of superstitions. But otherwise it was clearly prescribed. Because today people get identified with this or that,. They think their Gods are about
belonging to them. No, these deities – God is a wrong word for this, these are deities or murtis – these were created with a specific purpose. If you want intelligence, you go to one kind of deity. If you have fear problems, you go to another kind of deity. You have love issues, you go to another kind of deity. You have prosperity issues, you go to another kind of deity. Like this they made energetic forms which you must learn to use. These are not places of prayer. These are not places of worship. These are places where you learn how to use the machine for your benefit. They were built in various forms and various capacities. They were also connected to people’s genetic
information, which we called as Kula Deivas, where only for that genetic pool it will work. This is a very complex process. So Ramanujam comes from the south. Why I am specially mentioning the south is, these things were there everywhere in the country. But the northern belt of this nation has taken
too many invasions, too much disruption. South (Laughs) oh, you know south of Vindhyas, we have been very well protected. Even today we maintain many things. We never had major disruptions
as the north had. Because of this, certain sciences are still alive and active, which could produce a Ramanujam. Ramanujam spoke about black holes nearly a hundred years ago or more than hundred years ago, when there was no concept of black holes. He made mathematics for black holes when there was no concept of black holes. Science always progresses like this. First the concept, then the theory and then the mathematics. But he made the mathematics first, before there was a concept, before there was a theory. And when they asked him… He was sitting on his death bed and simply pouring out mathematics –, notebooks and notebooks of mathematics, simply pouring out. People asked, “Where is this coming from? What is this?” He said, “My Devi bleeds mathematics”
(Laughs) (Applause). Moderator (Praneet): So now we open the floor to the audience for asking the questions and the first will ask questions from this (Gestures) side of the floor. Questioner 1: Namaskaram, Sadhguru. Sadhguru: Hey, how come you got a better microphone
than me, hmm (Laughter)? Questioner 1 (Azeem): My name is Azeem. I am a first year student pursuing B.Com (Honors). So basically we all know that at this age we get into a relationship, then we broke up. So there was one of my friend recently who broke up, and he was like he asked me to give him some advice, on how to move on and how to cope up with things. So being of the same age, I cannot advise him because I don’t know how to move on. So my question is that how to move on after
that situation (Applause)? Sadhguru: Well, somebody else has moved on
(Few laugh). Even if you stay in the same place, distance will happen
(Laughs). See let us understand this, in terms of life, not in terms of trend, not in terms of morality, not in terms of right and wrong, but in terms of life… When I say in terms of life, Azeem, do you remember how your great-great-great-great-great-great-great -ten generations ago, how your grandfather looked like? Questioner 1 (Azeem): No. But his nose is sitting on your face. Yes or no?
Questioner 1 (Azeem): Yes. Sadhguru: So is it true that your body has
a tremendous amount of memory? Hmm? Questioner 1 (Azeem): Yes. Sadhguru: This memory is on
many different levels. – there is an evolutionary memory, there is a genetic memory, there is a karmic memory, there are conscious levels of memory and unconscious levels of memories, articulate and inarticulate levels of memories. But, if your great-grandfather’s nose has
to sit on your face, obviously your body is carrying a very complex
mechanism of memory, isn’t it? Questioner 1 (Azeem): Yes. Sadhguru: So this body if it is capable of
such a complex sense of memory, you think it is not gathering memory with whatever you
touch and feel and relate with? You think so or no? Questioner 1 (Azeem): Yes.
Sadhguru: It does. So it is gathering an enormous amount of memory. This is how you know. See, how to go up the steps, how to go down the steps – it looks very simple
but it’s not simple. It’s very complex. Your body has to remember. Otherwise it cannot go up
and go down so simply. Well, today the sports people are talking
about muscle memory – building memory into their system so that the sport can be executed
at a certain level of efficiency. So this is not only for sport, this is not only for specific activity, every day you are imbibing so much memory. And this memory, if there is a certain kind of congruence to this memory, if there is a certain kind of cohesiveness
to this memory, this memory will become productive. If there is a certain sense of chaos
to this memory, if there is a certain level of chaos to this memory, then you may know everything, but this memory will work against you because it’s contradictory and
conflicting within itself. When you say a relationship and when your friend asked you this question, the question itself is coming
because it matters, isn’t it? If it didn’t matter, you could have just forgotten about it and gone on like old pair of shoes. But it matters, because you invested your thought, your emotion
and maybe even your body. Once you invested these three things, there is a profound sense of memory about that. If you create lot of contradictory memory
in your system, you will see life will tell later that you will have everything, but you feel like you have nothing because it’s confused and it’s joyless, it doesn’t have exuberance. It’s very important young people understand the mechanism
of what you have been given. If this was just a lump of flesh, you could have done whatever the hell
you want with it. But this is a very sophisticated machine. If you treat it sensitively, it can do things in a phenomenal way. Otherwise it will do mediocre things. Suppose I gave you… Let’s say you know nothing about computers. I gave you let’s say Apple Air. Have you seen this model? Questioner 1 (Azeem): Yeah. Sadhguru: Tch, very thin and sharp. I gave you this but
you don’t know what it is. You took it home and started chopping cucumbers
(Few laugh). It works very well. It works very well. But isn’t it a tragedy that you are using a computer
to chop cucumber? Nothing wrong with the cucumber but something definitely wrong with you, isn’t it? Hello? Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: Something very fundamentally wrong with you when you do not understand the significance of what you have on your hands. All significant things will go waste. So before – not just other human beings, I am saying – before you touch, involve yourself in anything –you must see what is the level of involvement you wish, you must see where do you want to take this, you must also see what are the different impacts it will have upon you. – whether this will work well for this life or work against this life, you must consider. Otherwise you will become a loose life. Loose, I am not using the word “loose”
in terms of morality. I am just talking about loose in terms of not able to fulfill the direction in which you wish to go in your life. Bringing some integrity to this, intellectual integrity, emotional integrity and physical integrity to your life is very, very, important. Well, beyond that if something goes wrong, you just have to understand when you came alone… when you were born you came alone,
and when you die you will go alone. Questioner 1 (Azeem): Thank you so much
(Applause). Sadhguru: Hey this girl, she can’t live
without asking the question. Please give it to her. Questioner: Namaskaram. I am Shraddha, Sadhguru. My question is I am pursuing science and when I talk about yoga and doing Shambhavi in my college, people look kind of look down upon me saying, “You are a science student, how can you talk about these things?” Sadhguru: How can you live sensibly
(Gestures)(Laughter)? Questioner 2 (Shraddha): And So I… in my first year I used to feel
very bad about it but then I just left it. Now I have a question as to why there is such
resistance in the youth about our own sciences. I mean Indian sciences have been established
by a deep understanding of everything. Why is there a resistance? And is if I mean is it important that we convert this resistance into acceptance or at least, you know, tell them not to disregard it without having explored it in its complete sense. And if so how do we integrate inner sciences into the current education system that is in place. Thank you so much (Applause). See we have a… unfortunately today, we have a very a constipated perception of what is science or what is scientific. Essentially the way the science or the scientific process is defined is, something is considered as a science if there is a systematic approach to it. And the approach should be repeatable and the approach should work
not just for me, it should work for many people, then it is considered a science. So science is fundamentally physics but there are other sciences which have evolved out of it. Biological studies are there, psychological studies are there, social sciences are there. So anything, which has a systematic approach and is applicable not just to one person but to a larger number of people, becomes a science
or a scientific approach. In that sense, there is no science which has a larger application except physics. There is no other science… or even physics. There is no other science which is as largely
applicable as yogic sciences. It is just that the yoga that people have heard about today is a rebound from the American coast. So they think yoga means wearing Llulu pants and going around. It’s a kind of a fashion. No. Yoga means this. I want you to listen to this carefully because this is not something that you can explore in a
casual atmosphere like this. Yoga means literally means union. What does union mean? The very body that you carry right now, one day somebody is going to
bury you or burn you. – smoking or non-smoking we will do it. Yes or no? Either we do this or that – will you become part of the earth? Hello? Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: How come now you are not part of it, I am asking? Even now you are part of it, isn’t it? You’re just a small outcrop of this earth. Only because you were given the ability to
be mobile, you lost your sense. You thought you are a world by yourself. If you were stuck like a tree, I am sure you would have understood you are a part of the earth, isn’t it? Just because the planet gave you the freedom to move, how stupid we became? It’s not just with body, it is so with the entire universe. It is not just with the physical form, so with every aspect of you. So yoga means union. What it means by saying union is it is a science of how to obliterate the boundaries of your individuality so that you become a much larger
life than what you are right now. Either you can live here as a constipated life… When I say a constipated life, constipation
means it happens little by little. That’s constipation. Hello? Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: Right now for most people, life is happening little by little. You ask them what are the great moments in their life, they say, “When I passed my examination, I felt great,” then, “I was miserable, then I found a job I felt great, but then you know all the people
made me miserable. Then, I got married, it was really wonderful, then my mother-in-law came and pishoow (Gestures)” (Laughter), she did it” (Applause). She didn’t come, she was there before your husband
(Few laugh). She was there all the time, she was there before you and before your man. But like this it goes on. They will count five things where they had great moments in their life – this is a constipated life that every moment of your life is not
an exuberant outburst of life. It is once in a way, something happens to you. Constipated or no? No, you must say yes or no.
Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: Do you want to live a constipated life?
Participants: No. Sadhguru: If you have to live an exuberant life, the boundaries of individuality have to
go to whatever extent. Only then you capture a larger amount of life and you have a larger experience of life, a higher level of exuberance than what you normally see around you. Have you blown soap bubbles when you were at least young?
Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: When you were young.
Participants: Yes… Sadhguru: Did you blow (Laughs)… (Overlapping conversation) Oh! Did you blow soap bubbles at least when you were children?
Participants: Yes! Sadhguru: So you got only this much big bubble. But somebody else got that
(Gestures) big bubble. Same soap, but somebody blows this big bubble,
yours is only this much (Gestures). Why do you think? Hello? You also have a lung full of air, you also have soap but one person gets
this big bubble, (Gestures) another person gets this (Gestures)
big bubble, why do you think it happens? Because if you want to expand boundaries… if you want to expand boundaries, what is important is not the desire, what is important is you need to capture that much air in that limited possibility. Then it becomes this (Gestures) big. Similarly this one (Referring to oneself). See my body and your body are different. This is me, that is you. Till we bury, we don’t understand it’s all the same earth. But right now this is my body that is your body, one-hundred percent clear. This is my mind and that’s your mind, hundred percent clear. This can’t be that, that can’t be this. But, there is no such thing as my life and your life. There is just life. How much life you capture, determines the scope and scale of your life – not how much information you capture. How much life you capture will determine the
scope and scale of your life. So if this has to happen, you have to breach the concretized boundaries of your individuality and push it. When the boundaries are dissolved, then we say you are in “yoga”. If one experiences the dissolution then we refer to that person as a “yogi”. Well, how far each individual is going to
go is subject to various realities. But at least should you not make an effort, a scientific and focused effort as to how to breach these boundaries of individuality
which we ourselves created? Hello?
Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: All your boundaries are created
by you, isn’t it? You create the boundary and you suffer the boundary, what kind of life is that? If nature created the boundary and you’re suffering that,
that’s understandable. You create your own boundary because of self-preservation. In pursuit of self-preservation you build walls. These walls of self-preservation will become
walls of self-imprisonment. If you don’t want that,
you need yoga. “Oh, should I twist, should I turn, should I stand on my head?” No, yoga does not mean twisting, turning. You can breathe and do yoga, you can walk and do yoga, you can talk and do yoga, you can read and do yoga, you can sleep and do yoga, you can stand and do yoga, you can do yoga in whichever way! There is no specific activity, it’s a certain dimension. What is a dimension unfortunately, once it goes to United States, they will reduce it into a specific activity and Lulu lemon pants, you have to wear
(Few laugh), otherwise no yoga. People keep asking me, even (Laughs) yesterday somebody asked me, “Sadhguru, how many hours of yogasanas do you do?” I said, “Twenty seconds!” “What!? Only twenty seconds?” “Yes.” Actually it’s true. I do only twenty seconds of sadhana every… I wake up in the morning, if I sit up, just one twenty seconds, I’m done. Then I don’t do yoga rest of the day? No! I live yoga. Because my entire life is to constantly wipe
away the boundaries within myself and within everybody else. This is yoga. What we are doing here is yoga right now
(Applause). Moderator (Shriram): We’ll be taking
two more questions. Questioner 3 (Shudipto Das): Hello sir, myself Shudipto Das, so I saw one of your videos on… Sadhguru: Where are you?
Questioner 3 (Shudipto Das):what a twenty-year-old should do in life. There you asked us to take a few days off uninfluenced by anybody and think what is needed the most for the universe. But also you added keep aside the compulsions Keep aside the things that are coming due to our immediate compulsions So suppose my immediate compulsions are
food, shelter and… like to get self-sufficiency. So how do I keep them aside and do something as important as say gender equality? Sadhguru: Oh, what is that? What do you do about gender equality? If you don’t do anything, the girls will prove they are equal (Laughs). Questioner 3 (Shudipto Das)Questioner: Oh, I like I feel that there should be gender equality and in this stage of the world such situation is not present. Sadhguru: No, no, what I am saying is you
don’t have to do anything about gender equality. If you don’t mess with the girls they will
prove they are equal (Applause). Unfortunately many times, they will prove they are little more than you
(Few Laughs) (Applause). No, I don’t know how these two things are linked but you are talking about what I said that before you take major steps in your life, you must move to a place, where you are not influenced by your peers, by your elders, by your parents,
by your teachers. Spend some time upon yourself, “What is it that I want to do with this life?” This life (Referring to Oneself). Do not understand life as job, food, profession, this, that, nonsense. This (Refers to oneself) is life, isn’t it? Hello? You are mistaking the accessories of life
as life unfortunately. Today, if people say “my life”, we are supposed to understand they are talking about their car, they are talking about their home, they are talking about their wife or husband, they are talking about their dog. No, this is life. These are all accessories of life. Once the accessories of life become more significant
than life itself, oh, you are finished, okay (Applause)? Whatever you do, you will be messed (Applause). So, I said withdraw from
all the influences that you have. Spend at least a few days upon if you think you are a worthwhile life. If you think you are a worthwhile life, it deserves attention, isn’t it? This life deserves attention. You spend a few days looking at, if all these people were not there telling you a thousand things as to what you should do, what is it that you really want to do?, you must look at it, isn’t it? People come to me and tell me, they’ve been married for thirty-five years, “Sadhguru, I knew I made a mistake with this marriage.” Then I ask, “Really?, then how did you get these three children (Few Laugh)?” Marriage was a mistake, you could have stopped right there. How did three children happen?” “No Sadhguru, you know,”, I know (Laughter) how that happens. But then, how did you build this big house, this nonsense and all the things you are beginning to suffer now, unfortunately. You are not enjoying them, you are suffering them. So, how did you do all this? “No Sadhguru, you know, mistake, mistake,
mistake, mistake.” Why you are a serial mistake? Because you don’t stop and look, what is it that this rea life really cares for, beyond social pressures, beyond teachings, beyond all kinds of diktats that come from everywhere, what is it that this life wants? Every human being must look at it. Every human being must look at it. It’s everybody’s right to look at it beyond
all the pressures (Applause). Moderator: Someone please… that side. This will be the last question. Participant (Lavanya)Lavanya: Namaskaram, Sadhguru. I am Lavanya. I am studying Economics Honors first year, I am from Hyderabad. Despite being surrounded by so many people, we still lack that feeling of belonging to somebody, being accepted by somebody, being loved by somebody. How should we deal with that
discontent and loneliness? Sadhguru: (Speaks in Telugu )
(Laughs). See, you must understand this – right now in these two hours you are speaking two different tongues. On one level many questions are aimed towards “How can I be free from this and that?” Another level, you are asking, “How can I bind myself to something
or somebody?” You must decide, what is the highest value in your life – freedom or bondage? Please, I would like to hear that word.
Participants: Freedom! Sadhguru: Oh, freedom, hmm! But, if you are free, you feel lost. if you go into the mountains and you are totally free – that is, nobody around, nothing around, you are just in the empty space of the mountains, – you don’t feel free, you think you are lost. So, to handle freedom it needs a certain clarity and strength. Most people cannot handle freedom. They are always trying to bind themselves but only talking, mouthing freedom all the time. If you really set them free, they will suffer immensely. So, this is an evolutionary issue, you know. In the sense, human beings are right now like this – a caged bird, if you keep a bird caged for a long period of time and then one day you took off the door of the cage, still the bird won’t fly. From inside it’ll protest that it’s not free but it’ll not fly. Human condition is just that. For all other creatures, nature has drawn two lines within which they have to live and die and that’s what they do. But only for human beings, there is only bottom line, there is no top line and that’s what they a’re suffering. If their life was also fixed like every other
creature’s life, they wouldn’t be stressed, they wouldn’t be anxious, they wouldn’t be struggling how to handle their own intelligence. And that is what you are seeking unknowingly. You may seek it in the form of relationships, you may seek it in the form of profession, you may seek it in the form of nationality, ethnicity, community, god, heaven, hell. All you are trying to do is draw an artificial line which does not exist. Because freedom needs courage, freedom needs a certain madness (Laughs). If you are very sane, you cannot be free because you will go between the two lines of logic. To be free, it takes lot of strength that if you… First of all what needs to happen
if you want to be free is, do you understand that all human experience has a chemical basis to it? Hello? Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: What you call as joy is one kind
of chemistry, misery is another kind of chemistry, stress is one kind of chemistry, anxiety another kind of chemistry, agony one kind of chemistry, ecstasy another kind of chemistry. At least ecstasy you know it’s another kind
of chemistry (Few Laugh), I hear (Laughs). So, your experience of life
has a chemical basis to it. This is the most superficial way of looking
at it, there are other dimensions to it but for your understanding, or in other words, what you call as myself right now, you are a chemical soup. The question is only are you a great soup
or a lousy soup? Yes or no? Right now, if you have a chemistry of blissfulness
(Laughs) if you close your eyes it’s fantastic, if you open your eyes it’s fantastic, if somebody is here it’s fantastic, nobody is here it’s very fantastic, Yes or no? But you have a lousy chemistry. If you look at them, if they smile at you it’s nice, not fantastic. If they look at you like this (Gestures),
suddenly it’s a problem. If these people are happening
just the way you want, your chemistry is reasonably balanced. If they do something that you don’t like,
boom, it goes somewhere else. So, essentially you have not looked at this mechanism, what is the basis of this, how it functions, how I can make it function at
its highest level? Right now, let’s say you’re really blissed out like me, do you care who is around, who is not around? If they are around – it’s fantastic. They’re gone – fantastic. Because (Laughs) your experience of life is
no more determined by what you have and what you don’t have – whether it’s people or things or food or this or that, it is not determined by that. Once your way of being is not determined by
anything outside of you, then there is no such thing as loneliness but you will enjoy your aloneness because whether you like it or you don’t like it – at this young age, it’s a little difficult to understand this – whether you like it or you don’t like it, within this body you are always alone, isn’t it? Whether you do interaction or intercourse
or whatever, whatever, whatever, still you are alone in this body, yes or no? Hello? Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: If you don’t learn how to handle this aloneness, you have not learnt anything about life. This is the most beautiful thing (Applause). The most beautiful thing about life is, nobody can get here, it’s just my space, yes or no? Isn’t this the most beautiful thing? Nobody can invade me. They can capture me, they can torture me,
they can do so many things but they cannot invade me because I have a space which is just my own. Isn’t this the most wonderful
aspect of your life? Don’t suffer that –that is the most beautiful thing. Oh, but you want to pine little romantically and enjoy that what? Tch, what are those songs, popular songs? Pining for somebody, “without you I cannot exist” (Laughter). Moderator (LavanyaRia): Most of the songs are
that way now. Sadhguru: Sing one song (Laughter),
Older ones, older ones. Moderator (Ria)Lavanya: I am horrible at singing.
Sadhguru: Hmm? Moderator (Ria)Lavanya: I am horrible at singing. Sadhguru: Just tell me the words, I will sing. Moderator (Praneet)Participant: हम तेरे
बिन अब रह नहीं सकते, तेरे बिना क्या वजूद
मेरा (Applause)? Sadhguru: You saying it to me (Laughter)? Moderator (Praneet)Participant:
you asked _ Sadhguru: Okay, okay.I got it. Moderator (Praneet)Participant: Sriram is
a singer. Sadhguru: Sriram, that song what he is saying… (Moderator (Shriram):Sriram sings the line
– “हम तेरे बिन अब रह नहीं सकते, तेरे
बिना क्या वजूद मेरा?”) Sadhguru: See all the boys must learn songs
like this otherwise you can’t floor the girls (Laughter/Applause). But the girls should understand the guy has
a need and he is doing this. It’s not really true but let’s enjoy the
game right now (Applause). Because what we do is just a certain… it’s a certain game. Life is, because it comes to an end. But the important thing is
how are you within yourself. If you are here in such a way that you are
only driven by your needs, you will live a very meager life. But if you can sit here without any need but
you will do whatever is needed, then you will live a magnificent life. It’s my wish and my blessing every one of
you must have a fantastic life. Make it happen for yourself (Applause). (Music)

100 thoughts on “Sadhguru at SRCC, New Delhi – Youth and Truth [Full Talk]

  1. 3:47 – When you were at our age, what was your goal ?
    10:56 – People who achieve or don't achieve goals both are not happy. Why ?
    13:27 – If we are satisfied in life, wouldn't that end our progress ?
    17:29 – Are we overrating confidence and undermining clarity ?
    21:57 – Public display of affection(PDA) is common in today's generation while previous generation thinks it is vulgar. Whose outlook do you support ?
    29:35 – Why do you always sit in a particular posture ?
    38:09 – Is jealousy a negative emotion or does it motivate you to do better ?
    41:14 – Is it OK to go against your parents if your goals are different from theirs ?
    56:00 – How to express opinion on social media so that we don't hurt anyone ?
    1:01:00 – Should things have to be done on a mass scale to get noticed in today's times ?
    1:05:45 – Do you ever get a superiority complex over others ?
    1:16:15 – How can we do multiple activities at the same time like you are doing ?
    1:23:31 – Srinivasa Ramanujan can write Mathematics as though his Goddess is dictating him. How can we achieve that same state ?
    1:33:08 – How to move on with life after we broke up with someone ?
    1:40:09 – Why is there so much resistance among youth towards yoga/spirituality ? How do we integrate the yogic sciences into our education system ?
    1:50:36 – How do we keep aside compulsions and do other things that interest us ?
    1:55:18 – We feel loneliness despite being surrounded by so many people. How to overcome this feeling ?

  2. Confidence substitute for confidence

  3. today i can proudly say that i found my Real Guru , my mentor mah everthing .
    i got most of my answers and i am eagerly waiting to join Isha foundation as soon as possible

  4. sadhguru drops the wisdom of a 1000 microgram LSD on these westernized Indian youths everywhere he goes

  5. Education is expansion of many horizon

  6. 112 ways of possibilities for expansion of our horizon

  7. Relavent now

  8. You can find some new information (not a correct word) from this video. It just means he revealed little more not all…!

  9. Explore life by using the users manual

  10. Best question is by Shraddha at 1:40:05 . Proud of you kido.

  11. Good question by Lavanya from Hyderabad at 1:55:00 ( I am from Hyderabad too) and great answer by SadhGuru.

  12. My Devi bleeds mathematics
    Before black hole concept Ramanujan example experience exploration

  13. Constipated life or exuberant life
    Choice is yours..

  14. You created boundary & suffering
    Whipe away all boundary is YOGA

  15. Sadhguru ji you must also come to panjab university chandigarh

  16. The poor middle guy is lost somewhere else while the other 2 presenters are listening attentively. Sadhguru's talks are always great no matter how many times he says the same thing and one listens.

  17. Quality questions from the students!!

  18. That tricolor dressing though! ♥️🇮🇳

  19. Recently I have been seeing the videos coming up about some negative talks about Sadhguru 🤔 I dint like it because without experience people are speaking which shouldn't happen! 🙄

  20. Satguru ko Koti Koti Pranam हम आपसे जानना चाहते हैं आध्यात्म और ज्योतिष में क्या अंतर है या यह दोनों एक ही सिक्के के दो पहलू

  21. Love sadhguru🧡🙏
    Shouldn't it be trending…or bbkivines

  22. She is looking at camera 1:11:24

  23. @Sadhguru channel mods, please enable community contributed translations so other people can chip in and add subs for various languages that sadhguru speaks in. I could've translated a lot of your videos, to multiple languages, and I can't. There are always people in the comments whining and whinging about their inability to understand a language and I'm annoyed. And I can't even help them – it costs me no time to type out the translation as I watch the video, and it pains me that I can't do anything about this.
    Please remember to enable community translations for every video you upload.

  24. 1:51:23 Virtue-signalling white knight beta spotted

  25. The guy in the middle needs to be scared more.

  26. Joe where are you Joe?

  27. Was it not uploaded before????

  28. Sadhguru ji i wanted to know if doing yoga in polluted city like delhi is beneficial ?

  29. I love u Sadhguru

  30. 2M subscribers. ❤️

  31. Each question is a gem and genuine.. ❤️

  32. Im frying onions and im in intoxicated with alcohol and feel soo powerful and mind is not corrupte and i don't know anything's about and im sensible and sensitive and try anything to avoid being unhealthy but unfortunately i made excuses that tomorrow will bring me anything i dreamed of is that anything i forget what to ask to you next time with full clarity bless you with what you are doing 😍🤩😄

  33. субтитры на русском не судьба поставить?

  34. How does Shadguru define or differentiate Meek and Humble?

  35. I was hearing the video first then voice of middle guy ,I thought it is women ,later in found , it's man….,girlish voice

  36. I observe you Sadhguru! 🙏🏽

  37. LOL Sadhguru is a Troy fan dies what a great surprise!

  38. 1:55:21 Sounds like Priyanka Chopra 😊

  39. What's the name of the intro song?

  40. Namaskaram sadguru…"confidences without clarity is disastrous"…👍👍👍👍👍❤❤❤❤

  41. Last 15 min was pure gold

  42. splendid Sadhguru

  43. Love you Sadhguru ❤❤❤ 😘

  44. phenomenal wisdom Sadhguru pranams. SRCC boys and girls are superb

  45. The man in middle is hybrid

  46. Joe flagged this video as inappropriate.

  47. Why have they restricted this video?

  48. Why is this video being marked by Google as Inappropriate ?…Is this a Christian Conspiracy ?….How Do I Contact YouTube (Google) ?….

  49. Why is it showing "This content has been offensive to some viewers, viewer discretion advised." ! Really surprised to see this in Sadhguru's video. :/

  50. Want to be simply Blissed out like him….

  51. Why is this content being tagged inappropriate??

  52. Someone marked it as inappropriate?? Why☠️☠️???

  53. I was waiting for a long time to this full talk at srcc

  54. You are my Guru..Bless me

  55. I agreed with you!

  56. don't understand how this video is inappropriate as suggested before watching the video. Sadguru's videos cannot at all be inappropriate or offensive. Hope that prompt will be removed soon.

  57. Great video. But we do have come up with many processes which are beyond the senses.
    For example
    1. Quantum events and theirs manipulation through large hadron collider.
    2. Gravitational waves, ripples in the fabric of space time itself. Beyond our senses. At LIGO detector in US.

  58. If you want to be like Ramanujan, do maths first and pray to Devi later. Ramanujan was a life long mathematics enthusiast. He definitely would have had some genetic advantages. Which he could harness due to his life long love for maths. He was not able to pass his pre college exams because of his abandon of other subjects like history and so on. In maths he found a true reflection of reality and a true reflection of the thought communicated by God, Ramanujan's Devi in his case. So, it was certainly due to his life long commitment to mathematics. The fact that he chose to attribute that brilliance to God, out of respect is secondary.

  59. Sadhguru 😍

  60. AI might choose this video to be offinsiv but humanity will not agree. sadhguru's video is treasures for all humanity.

  61. Har Har Mahadev Sadhguru… I'm not eager I'm desperate for meeting with you talking with you and joining Isha foundation. IM DOING THE RIGHT THING RIGHT NOW CONNECTING WITH YOU. PLEASE ACKNOWLEDGE AND EXTEND THAT HAND OF KINDNESS THAT I ANTICIPATE FROM A TRUE GURU.

    Jai Bhairavnath.

  62. we are all so lucky to have sadhguru

  63. It's nice

  64. This content has been identified as inappropriate,,, beware asuras are here….

  65. @You tube – how is this content offensive? Are you nuts?

  66. Awesome Sadhguru.

  67. What the hell! Why content warning?

  68. Namskaram Sadhguru 🙏

  69. I think a few naxals and peaceful religion people and some NGO to save us from hell has reported this video.

  70. Some people who don't like the facts have tagged this video offensive probably.. before you speak anything about Sadhguru, first understand what he is. You will be muted once you really see who he is.. He is superhuman.

  71. Mulla Nehru & his corrupt dynasty, barbaric Marxists & left liberal traitors spoiled our education & ruined young minds of this great nation to keep this nation backward.

  72. Additional accessory is sold in COSTCO & other stores in USA to exactly simulate Indian toilet on western toilet.

  73. Some good people of India had reported this as abusive India is on wrong way

  74. Shraddha, if you are reading the comments, please remember you are awesome. Thank you for putting yourself on the spot to ask the question regarding the mentality that has plagued our society

  75. tq sadhguru…

  76. Love is life

  77. Epitome of wisdom n knowledge we r blessed to have u

  78. 🙏🌺Jai Guru Dev 🔥

  79. #Sadhguru

  80. I am so happy to see and hear this man in my generation. He’s not perfect of course but he’s good at trying to help change how we think so we can make this world a better place.

  81. Totally amazing, the whole interaction had some new questions compared to other previous ones. Everyone must see this, at least in parts. Namaskaram and may you gain some insight out of this video!

  82. I am the 100000 viewer.

  83. 👌👌👌

  84. One question can you ease economics without technology or engineering

  85. Setting a good goal is very important you r right bro

  86. Sadguru is right don't believe in what you will get the difference in my opinion is that think about getting excellence

  87. Contentment in fullfilling responsiblility is not good your studies your excellence building responsibility toward humankind should not be contented you know only one greed is healthy and that is a greed of knowledege and to achieve excellence only thing required is knowledge Right knowledge is everything you can be anybody if you have the right knowledge

  88. The more you get prepared more you be confident

  89. First understand what is Love and lust Love means caring and lust you know kissing hugging etc etc so you are not stopped or hindered in Loving even we all are saying Love every good slave of ALLAH but you lust instead of Love and saying lust as Love is ignorance that is Avidya

  90. Jealousy is not promoting you to propell in your future aspect because when you are jealous you don't think of good or bad instead of jealous be zealous because when you r zealous you choose and when you rjealous you simply copy and follow without paying heed to the situation

  91. Right to freedom or any fundamental right is not absolute there are reasonable restriction on fundamental right and with it fundamental duties so if there is balance you can perform your all activity benificial to the society

  92. Big and small is a perception so believe in doing the righteous deeds because what right you do is always big

  93. Just make one right tariff it is gona to be huge but in scaricity of knowledge you cannot make it so so just thing every thing what is right is huge

  94. Preparedness is the only solution

  95. We do not dp yoga, we live yoga 🧘‍♀️

  96. I hope these 3 ppl r some how toppers in that college. they r teaching us, if u study well, u get glasses 🙂

  97. Two truths I know about life, all of us will die one day, and Joe is Catholic.

  98. Obeying the laws of nature.

  99. 17:57 confidence and clarity

  100. Indian youth seems to be very inteligent kind.

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