Sadhguru at NEHU Shillong – Youth and Truth [Full Talk]


Participants: Sadhguru Namaskarm ! Namaskaram to Everyone!!
(In Shilong Language Kashi!!) Sadhguru: Namaskaram and
Good afternoon to everyone!! Sadhguru: Well, why this Youth and Truth, how did it come about. Well, in the last thirty-six years that I have been active with people, it’s been a constant refrain like this, thousands of people asking me this question, “Sadhguru, when I was twenty, where were you? You came when I am sixty, what is the point?” These sort of questions have been a
continuous thing that I am hearing. So we thought we will step out and meet all those people who are below twenty-five in this country. So this will… Right now, as a part of this in this month we are doing eighteen universities. You are number sixteen, right now (Laughs), but we will continue this process
for another three years. One thing is to speak to the youth. Another thing is to create a repository of questions and sensible answers for that so that the next generation that comes at least they will invent a new problem (Few laugh). Because every generation is asking
the same dumb questions, but it’s not getting resolved. See, if we had one kind of problem, the next generation should at least have a new problem, isn’t it? If they have the same problem as I had as a youth, this means we are not evolving into anything better, isn’t it? So whatever problems they have now, at least they must come up with a new problem in the next generation. They shouldn’t be asking the same stuff. So we will create a repository and make it available for always, for all youth across the world. So this process will continue for three years to get every kind of questions that a question -that an young person can ask and we will put out these answers, make it available both online and in the form of a book. So that anywhere in the world, youth when they have these questions, they have a… a sensible solution for this. Another dimension of this is little things…small things keep people busy for their entire life. In the sense, most human beings are just struggling with their own thought and emotion for their entire life. Our ability to think and our ability to emote are two most beautiful aspects of being human. But these two wonderful things that we have, most human beings suffer immensely. If your thought and emotion happened just the way you want it, would you ever be miserable, I am asking? Hello? No! You would make yourself blissful, isn’t it? So, essentially most people do not know how to handle their own thought and emotion and this just goes on for an entire life. Fifty, sixty years of age, still don’t know how to handle your thought, when are you going to learn, I am asking? When is it that it’s going to happen, that you will know how to conduct your body, how to conduct your thought process, how to conduct your emotion? It should happen at the earliest part
of our life, isn’t it so? (Gestures falling asleep) Participants: Yes, Yes (delayed response)
Sadhguru: Is… Is this usually a nap time in the university
(Laughter), hmm? Should we (Laughs)… How to use this body, how to use this mind, how to use these emotions and energy, should we learn at the earliest part of our life or towards the end of our life? Participants: Early… Sadhguru: So, it amazes me how for most human beings life passes, without they ever figuring out how to handle their thought and emotion even towards the end of their life. Well, if you have to produce a great society, if you have to produce a great nation, if you have to live in a great world, there is no such thing as creating a great society or a nation, or a world. Actually we can only create great human beings. There is simply nothing else we can do. When we say great human beings, in some way their genius unfolded in their life and suddenly they stood out among many other people. Right now in my estimate, if my percentages are wrong for Shillong you must tell me, but generally in the world looking at people I think not even one percent of humanity manages to unfold or blossom their genius within them. Every human being has a certain genius, but unless it finds an internal and an external ambiance, it will not unfold. Just the concerns of livelihood, concerns of sexuality, relationships, family, some problems, they keep them busy. Their genius will never unfold. In my estimate, I am thinking it’s well below one percent. If we can make this ten percent in this generation, if ten percent of the humanity managed to
unfold their genius, oh, we will have a miraculous world. Not a simple world, we will have a tremendously miraculous world. So one thing that’s happened, why we are more competent to do that right now is, never before our survival has been as well organized as it is today. Suppose you were in Shillong a thousand years ago, morning if you want water go to the river get one bucket of water. Most people today are not even fit to carry
a bucket of water for a mile, yes or no? I mean just survival kept us so busy, all these thousands of years, just the simple survival of getting water, food, shelter has kept us full on. This is the first time, if you have the needed money, you can go to a shop and buy everything that you want for the next one month and not step out of your house. It’s possible, isn’t it? Food and shelter and other things are better organized than ever, ever before in the history of humanity. I think this is the best time to make an attempt to really help human beings to unleash their genius. And if we do this in this generation, we can become the greatest generation ever on this planet. The possibility is there, do we have the commitment and the courage to walk the distance? Because between a possibility and reality
there is a distance. Do you have the commitment and courage to walk the distance? This is all it takes. So we are seeing how we can take youth in this direction, because every human being has untapped genius, which comes in a package and goes in the same package without ever being explored. We don’t want to bury your genius one day. We want it to flourish in the world. This is why we are here. On to you (Laughs) (Applause). Moderator (Sunita): Hello. A very good afternoon everyone. Namaskaram, Sadhguru. At the very onset, I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to you, Sadhguru, for sharing this wonderful day with us. It is indeed a blessing to us to have you here. Let we start introducing ourselves to you. We have Ria, student from Commerce department
(Sadhguru acknowledges). We have Abhijeet, student from Engineering department and myself Sunita, student from Botany department. Sadhguru, you just landed to Shillong, I am sure you must have enjoyed your journey. How do you like Shillong? Sadhguru: Well, it looks like a beautiful place, but I haven’t seen much of it (Laughs). Moderator (Sunita): Indeed Shillong is a beautiful city, but I must say that the beauty of this place
has enhanced much more with your presence here. Moderator (Ria): I second that, Sunita. Sadhguru: No, no. Moderator (Ria): It is indeed true, the air itself has changed, it looks more charismatic. Thank you so much (Sadhguru laughs) for being here with us, Sadhguru. NEHU has been brimming with questions. We received so many questions, that it was so difficult for us to come to a few. We’ve chosen a few or we’ve compiled some of the questions asked by you (Gestures to audience). We will be discussing those questions, Sadhguru. But before that I would like to brief the audience
about today’s schedule. So we will be discussing the questions as I said, asked by you and then we will have some questions that we received from social media, from those who have not been able to make it here today and then we will leave the floor open to the audience. So if you have any questions you might as well get them ready. Without further ado I would request my friend, Abhijeet to begin with the question. Abhijeet. Moderator (Abhijeet): Namaskaram, Sadhguruji. The first question that I want to
ask is actually related to me. I am in the last year of engineering, so now there is a very big decision that I have to make now and people have told me that if I take decisions from my heart I’ll be successful in life. So… but there lies a problem. The problem is that I am… I don’t know which thought is coming from my heart and which thought is coming from my brain. So how can I figure out like which thought is from my heart and which is coming from my brain (Cheers/Laughter/Applause)? Sadhguru: (Laughs) The heart makes only two sounds lub dub (Laughter). Unless the local girls are disturbing it and it’s going little (Laughter) crazy, otherwise it makes only two sounds. Rest of the noise is all coming from your head. This idea that something comes from the heart, something comes from the brain is a.. it’s metaphoric. But unfortunately a whole lot of people are taking it literally. There was a time in many parts of the world, particularly in Arabia, the medical science in Arabia believed the blood is pumped from the liver. You might have heard Urdu sayings about kaleja (Referring to Urdu word meaning liver), you know? Have you (Laughs)? Because they believed blood is being pumped from the liver because liver is a far more complicated organ, than the heart. Heart is a simple pump. So, do not give it anymore responsibilities other than continuously pumping the blood and keeping you alive. Unless somebody here breaks it (Laughter). So about the “last year of engineering”, tch, I want you to change that language because this happened… Can I tell you a joke? Okay? You are pretty serious about this, that’s why I’m asking. This happened, a very celebrated scientist was at a dinner and he was not grandly dressed or anything. He was looking very ordinary. So the lady who was, you know (Laughs), sitting next to him didn’t pay much attention to him. She doesn’t know who he is. But after sometime just to be polite, to make some conversation, “May I know what do you do?” He said, “I am studying science.” She said, “Oh, I finished that
in my tenth class” (Laughter). So you are not going to… you know, you are not in the last year of engineering, maybe the course. But not the last year of engineering, because for your entire life if you learn engineering, when you are dying after hundred years, okay? I am not preponing it. After…
Moderator (Abhijeet): I hope so Sadhguru: (Laughs) After hundred years when you are dying, you would still know… if you are a constant learning process, you would still know you know very little about engineering. With that little, many things happen, that’s different. So don’t be in the last year of engineering. I know the program may be closing. But not the last year of engineering, okay? So… And engineering, essentially engineering means to have things the way we want, yes? When we say this building is well engineered – I am not saying that (Laughter) – if we say this building is well engineered or an automobile is well engineered, what it means is its functioning the way we want, yes? Of all the pieces of engineering on this planet, of many pieces of engineering, a tree is a fantastic engineering. Even a mountain is fantastic engineering. Because it stood there for a million years, that means it must be a good engineering, isn’t it? Yes? Something that stands there for a million years must be well engineered. Of all this, the most sophisticated piece of engineering is
human mechanism, isn’t it so? Hello? Most sophisticated of all the pieces of engineering. Now because it’s a sophisticated piece of engineering, it needs a certain level of attention. Otherwise you don’t figure it. Now that we gave you such a highly… no, hi-tech piece of engineering, I am asking you, did you read the user’s manual? Moderator (Abhijeet): I think there is no user manual or no (Laughs)? Sadhguru: How can they make such a fantastic engineering without a user’s manual? Maybe it doesn’t come with a booklet attached to your neck
when you were born (Laughter). But indications must be there, isn’t it, how to use it, hmm? Is it true, somebody who is an athlete or a gymnast or someone else like that, learns to use their body than a whole lot of other people, yes? Obviously, at least one aspect of the physical engineering of the body, they seem to have read the user’s manual about the physical aspects. Is it true, certain people are able to use their mind better than others? Maybe they read another part of the user’s manual. So now, this heart manual and the brain manual… See the problem is, most people are prejudiced
against the brain. But this is a question that always comes to me, “Sadhguru, I want to meditate, but thoughts are coming.” The common question everywhere. I ask them, “See, I will make you meditate, we will stop the liver, we’ll stop the kidney, we’ll stop the heart. We will stop everything, okay?” “Hmm? No, Sadhguru” (Laughter). So you want the liver to function
when you are meditating, you want the kidneys to function, you want even the spleen to function, you want the heart to function, but you don’t want your brain to function
for some reason. This is simply because brain is a new equipment that you got in the evolutionary process. This level of cerebral development
happened more recently compared to the other systems. If you cut open any mammal, they all have all these parts, isn’t it? Every part that you have here, all of them have. Even if you open a frog, most of you are Biology department (Laughter)? Even if you open a frog, almost everything that you have he also has, isn’t it? It is only… the big difference is only the cerebral development which is a more recent happening. Because it’s a more recent happening, most people have not figured how to handle it. So user’s manual is very important. You don’t read a user’s manual just before you discard the machine. You read it in the first few days, isn’t it? Hello? If you buy a phone do you want to read the user’s manual in the first three days or after three years when you are throwing it away? First three days, isn’t it? So, knowing how this (Referring to oneself) functions
is very important. Never did ever heart generate any thought or intention. Tch, well, when you looked at the young girl heart beat more, that doesn’t mean it’s saying anything. It’s just trying to compensate for the other levels of excitement that’s happening (Laughter/Applause). The heart is not trying to say anything. It is only compensating, you need more blood so it’s pumping little harder (Laughs). That will happen even if you run up the staircase, yes? What happens to you, little panting, when you fall in love, also happens physiologically when you run up a staircase, yes or no? Fear also does that to a whole lot of people. So heart is not trying to say anything. It is just trying to make sure every part of the body gets the nourishment
of blood flow. So it’s your brain speaking in different tongues. What’s your native language? What’s your mother tongue? Moderator (Abhijeet): Assamese. Sadhguru: So, because when you know two, three languages, sometimes it gets confused, sometimes it speaks in English, sometimes in Assamese, sometimes in something else. So you are thinking different people are speaking, heart is speaking, mind is speaking, no. There is thought and there is emotion, people think these two things are saying different things. They are not saying different things, the way you think is the way you emote, isn’t it so? Right now if I think, “Oh, she is the most wonderful person on the planet,” I just have to think. Then my emotions become sweet towards her. Now I think “she is the most horrible creature on the planet,” now my emotions become nasty, yes or no? I cannot think she is horrible and have sweet emotions. I cannot think she is wonderful and have nasty emotions. Isn’t it so? But today I thought she is the most wonderful person and my sweetness was flowing, suddenly she did something tomorrow
that I don’t like, I think she is horrible. Thought is agile. It changes direction just like that. Emotion is little sappy, it takes time to turn around. So that period, you struggle as if there are two dimensions of thing happening. Because thought is saying one thing, emotion is still going sweet. Because it takes time to become nasty, tch. Everybody struggles, but it catches up or no after sometime, hello? Today you thought she is wonderful, sweetness was flowing. Tomorrow she did something you don’t like, you thought she is horrible. Mind… thought is clearly saying she’s horrible. But emotions are struggling because they can’t turn quickly. They take time to turn. But after a week or ten days or two months, depending on how deeply you are engaged (Laughs), after sometime, emotion catches up with the thought. Emotion also says, yes she is horrible, so we’ll… let’s be nasty to her. So they are not speaking different languages. One is agile, another is little slow in its corners. So it looks like they are speaking different languages. When it comes to what you want to do, you must think clearly, it’s very important. Thinking clearly means, the question is not about “what will get me this, what will get me that?” Are you , Is your life precious to you? All of you, I’m asking – your life, is it precious to you? So before you invest this life into something, you must look whether today if I invest my life into this, after twenty-five years will it still mean a lot to me? After fifty years will it still mean a lot to me? At the end of my life, if I turn back and I look, will I be proud of this, or will I be ashamed of what I am doing right now? It doesn’t matter what other people say. But you should not do anything that you will feel ashamed of. Isn’t it so? Hmm? It doesn’t matter people say so many things. Everybody has a opinion, it’s their business. But you don’t do something that you will feel ashamed of, isn’t it? Then you are turning against yourself. Somebody turns against you, you can leave them and go somewhere else. If you turn against yourself, you will have to live with it forever. So this is all you have to look at it. Somebody… Something will get you money, something will get you comfort, that’s not the point. What you choose to do, will it give you a life? When I say “give you a life”, are you just trying to make a living or are you trying to make a life out of this? It is important. Making a living is not a issue. A worm, a insect, a bird, an animal, all of them are making their life… making a living. Isn’t it so? They are even making a life out of it, but definitely they’re making a living. So making a living with such a big brain is not a issue, earning your food is not a issue, making a living is not a issue. Only problem is, you want to live like somebody else. That’s an endless problem. “I want to live” is not a problem. “I want to live like you,” this is a problem. So it is important, if you consider your life as a precious life, you must make sure you make a wonderful life out of this, hmm? Whatever opens up in that direction, that is the thing you should do. But when you are under the pressure of peers, somebody is saying “I am going to America,” somebody says “I am going to the government job,” somebody says “I am doing this,” so one thing that all of you should do before you make big decisions in your life is, withdraw from these pressures of peers, professors, parents, everybody. Just spend three days to one week by yourself. Look at it, what is it that you really want to do? Not under pressure from other people. What does this life want to do, do that! It doesn’t matter what other people think about it (Applause). Moderator (Ria): Thank you, Sadhguru. Sadhguru, this is another question I have. You have mentioned on a number of occasions that we cannot ignore the materialistic body that we have been given and that we have to live with it. But how do we find a balance between the materialistic world and the spiritual world, where exactly do we draw the line, Sadhguru? Sadhguru: (Laughs) See, first of all there is no imbalance. The imbalance has come simply because of ridiculous teachings. First of all, there is no such thing as material and spiritual. Even if you are spiritual, you are walking on this planet, isn’t it so? Is that material? Or will you go in space? Is this material? So how do you separate these two things? These sort of teachings and these kind of sayings, these kind of confusions have been generated by people who are not spiritual in their experience. They are spiritual because it is – what to say – it’s the… it’s a cultural fad. Somebody read something and they think they’re spiritual. You’re reading something – you reading a book is called literacy, not spirituality, isn’t it? Oh, I read this book so I have become spiritual – there’s no such thing. All I am asking is… Let us take off this word because it is the most corrupted word (Laughs). If you say spirituality somebody is thinking of heaven, somebody is thinking of God, somebody is thinking of a
egg-shaped something floating. Leave that word. You have a body for sure – visible. You have mind, yes? You have emotions. But there is also life energy behind this, isn’t it? There is a life! Are you a life? It’s a question (Laughs). You are a life. So let’s not give it any other name, there is life. All physical material that you gathered, you gathered from outside, isn’t it so? This (Referring to oneself) is just the food that you’ve eaten. Yes or no? What you call as my body is just the food that you have eaten or it’s just a piece of the planet. What was soil became food, what was food became flesh and bone. Now we’re sitting here. We gathered this body over a period of time. You were not born like this, you gathered it slowly piece by piece, isn’t it? Little by little. Similarly whatever is in the content of your mind, whatever the content of your mind, also you gathered from outside, isn’t it so? So this (Gestures) is a heap of food, this (Referring to mind) is a heap of impressions. Anything that you gather, anything that you ever gather, you can claim it is yours. But you can never say “it is me”, isn’t it so? Hello? Right now as I am speaking, I’ll take this vessel. It’s become very famous, this vessel
(Few Laugh). This is my vessel. If I say “This is my vessel,” you will think, “Oh, Sadhguru’s got some problem, but let’s listen everybody says he is wise.” After sometime I say “This is me.” Then you say “Let’s go home” (Laughter). I did not say it, ma’am. I was only suggesting. I was not saying (Laughter/Applause). Because the moment I say “This is me” you know this is a nutcase. Yes or no? The moment I say “I am the vessel,” you know this is a lost case, isn’t it so? So this is happening to you every day. Food appears on your plate. You say “this is my food”, you eat it, then you say “this is me” (Referring to oneself). Case or no? Hello? You have a psychiatric department also
in the university? No, no medicine? VC is saying it will come soon (Laughter). So definitely you understand, what you gather can be yours at the most but never ever can be your… you. Isn’t it so? Is this understood? So everything that’s material about you
is gathered from outside, isn’t it? But to gather all this, there must be something fundamental which gathers all this. Let’s not give it a name. We’ll just call it life for now. You are a life but you gathered a body, you gathered information and became like this. Now if you are only experiencing what you have gathered – that is your physiology and your psychological structure – that means you are going through life… life process without touching life ever. Just the surface aspects that you gathered, you are only experiencing the accessories of life. See today when people use the word life, you … you have to sift through that, because they may be talking about their job, they may be talking about their family, they may be talking about their dog, they may be talking about their wealth or business. When they say “my life” you are supposed to understand (Laughs), what the hell they’re talking about. They are not talking about life. Yes? They are talking about many things – accessories. Accessories don’t make the real thing, isn’t it? This is like, for the sake of aesthetics, if you have a skirt, you will add frill to it. Now many times it’s happened in societies, it happened to many, many people, they went on adding frills. Frills became so much of their attention they forgot to wear the skirt (Laughter). That’s an embarrassing way to live, isn’t it? That’s all that’s happening to humanity right now. They gathered so many things, now they’ve forgotten what is the basis. Only to facilitate this life to happen better we gathered all these things, isn’t it? Yes or no? Everything that we gathered, including our education. You are educating yourself, because you believe “If I am well educated, my life will be good.” You will get married, why? Because you think “If I am with somebody that I like, my life will be good.” You have children, why? Because somebody convinces you, if you have children life will get better. You have a dog, why? Because you understand, if you have a dog maybe life will be better – when nobody else is reliable, dog will be there (Laughter). Yes! It’s not only man’s best friend, it is a woman’s best friend also these days. So we gathered all these things only to enhance this (Referring to oneself) life, but this has been totally forgotten. So if this comes into your attention, then we use this most corrupt word called “spirituality.” That means you started experiencing something
more than the physical. Why I am saying this is, right now your entire experience of life
is limited to seeing, hearing, smelling tasting and touching. This is the way you know there is a world, this is the way you know that you are existing right now. Hmmhmm (Gestures)… If you… If you just doze a little bit, first thing is I will disappear
in your experience, yes or no? A little more (Gestures) means everybody will disappear. Then you also disappear, isn’t it? Yes or no? See, you are alive. Heart is beating, even brain is functioning. Everything is functioning but in your experience there is no you, there is no world, there is nobody, isn’t it? All that’s happened is the five sense organs
shut down, that’s all. So right now your whole experience of life is
only through these five senses. So these five senses in the very nature of things
can only experience that which is physical. See you can see only those things
which actually stop light. They must be opaque not only physical. Even the air is physical, but you don’t see it simply because, only if it’s opaque, if it stops light only then you see this. Suppose my hand doesn’t stop light, you don’t see it, isn’t it? Do you see my other two hands? No, because they don’t stop light (Laughter). Anything that does not stop light
you don’t see. But isn’t air vital to your life, hello? Just because you don’t see it can we dismiss it? Is it very important? Vital. Similarly, the life that you are is not visible
to these two eyes but it is the most vital thing, isn’t it? So, there is no need to balance. They are all perfectly balanced, that’s why you are alive. Spiritual process does not mean you are going to invent something. Always spirituality was referred to as realization. Realization means what? Something that has always been there and I was stupid enough not to see it, today I saw it. I did not invent anything, I did not create anything – something that was always there, I saw today. Though it was all the time here, I did not see it, only today I saw – this is realization. This is not an attainment, this is not an
acquisition, this is not something else. This is just realization. So realization does not change
any dynamics of life. It’s just the way it is. But because you realized, suddenly you are empowered. Just because we realize the planet is round at one time, it has empowered us in so many ways. Isn’t it so? If we thought it’s flat, which as we did some time ago – no but we just realized we didn’t make it round. It was always round, but we thought it’s flat. But one day we realized its round. How it’s changed our life, isn’t it? Similarly spiritual process means just this – you are not doing anything, you just started seeing everything the way it is, rather than imagining it some other way. And seeing things the way they are, is
the biggest empowerment you can have, isn’t it? In your life whether you want to engineer, or you want to run commerce, or you want to do biology, first and foremost thing is you
see it the way it is, isn’t it? If you don’t see it way it is, everything that you do will be wrong – not one thing, everything that you do will be wrong. Suppose we thought the earth is flat and made a thousand calculations about this planet, everything, not one thing, everything will be wrong. Isn’t it so? So without realization not one thing, everything is wrong with life (Applause). Moderator (Sunita): Thank you, Sadhguru. Sadhguru, I am so lost in your words that I don’t want to ask any question, I just want to listen to you but this is a part of my job…
Sadhguru: But that is why… No, that is why you ask a question (Laughter). Moderator (Sunita): …and this is a part of my job too… I am put here to ask question to you. So I will put up an intense question to you now. Sadhguru: Mhmm (Indicating agreement).
Moderator (Sunita): Sadhguru, in context to space and food, should human race especially in India, now stop reproducing and start adopting children instead and… Sadhguru: But to adopt somebody must be reproducing right (Cheers/Laughter/Applause)? You, you mean to say… Moderator (Sunita): …but there are…
Sadhguru: You mean to say robotic? Moderator (Sunita): No, no sadhguru. I think there are many, many children in the street that need parents and home. So, why don’t we bring them to our home rather than reproducing by our own? Why don’t we parent them but in… in the process of doing so are we losing the various sense of motherhood? And what is the meaning of motherhood according to Sadhguru, that is my question? Sadhguru: (Laughs) See, suppose your mother delivered you and did not show any sense of inclusion, she just left you there. Is it possible that she could become your worst enemy? Yes or no? Moderator (Sunita): Yes.
Sadhguru: Very much, isn’t it? So your mother is your mother not because she biologically delivered you, your mother is your mother because in various ways she showed you, that she is holding you as a part of herself. Just biological delivery did not
make her mother. Biologically yes, because you are from the biology department
(Few Laugh). But in your experience she is your mother, only because of the level of inclusiveness that she has displayed in her life, isn’t it? If she excluded you, she will become your worst enemy, isn’t it? Moderator (Sunita): Yes. Sadhguru: So for this inclusiveness, for you to include somebody, all it takes is willingness, yes? All it takes is willingness, not biological capacity to get pregnant and deliver. All it takes is willingness. Right now if you are willing, can you just look at these people and really see them as your own children, possible? Possible or no? Maybe you have some issues with some of them, that’s okay (Laughter). I am leaving those two people (Laughter). She is just identifying, “Oh, but these two” (Laughter)? Moderator (Sunita): I am trying to figure out who do I know in the audience. I’m trying to figure out… Sadhguru: You don’t have to know anybody, you don’t know anybody. But, can you sit here like a mother to all of them, if you are willing? Because it’s only a question of willingness, isn’t it? So the problem is just this, for most people their willingness is coming in installments. “I will accept you, but I can’t stand this guy. I can’t stand this guy, but I hate this person,” like this. Now he has to do many things to me, for me to accept him slowly. But if you really look at it, the nature (Laughs) of human beings is such, take the example of somebody who is closest to you in your life (Laughs), sincerely – don’t tell me anything (Laughs) – sincerely you look into it and see how many layers of resistance you have for that person who is dearest to you in your life. Yes or no? Many, many layers of resistance. Because of that, we have become like this unless something falls out of my body it is not mine. Even what comes out of your own body
is not yours. Children will make you realize as you grow old (Laughs). Enlightenment from the next generation! Because biology will bind you only to a certain point. Beyond that there is human intelligence, and
emotion, and consciousness. If there is no inclusiveness, you will not feel like one. You may be biologically connected but you may hate each other intensely, possible, isn’t it? But people will fall back on biology because for them only their blood is functioning, their brain is yet to function. For most human beings their blood is functioning, genetics are there, stuff is there. But their brain is yet to function. As I told you, it’s new, they’ve not learnt how to use it. Generally they are using it against themselves. They call this stress, they call this anxiety, they call this depression, misery whatever. Essentially your intelligence has turned against you, that’s all. Isn’t it so? Hello? You can give it many, many names. When the psychiatry department comes, they will give you many labels. They have identified some seventy-two or seventy-four
varieties of mental ailments now. So they will give you one of those titles, but essentially your intelligence has turned against you. So can I tell you a joke, okay? Because you said it’s a very intense and serious question. The biggest problem with human life is
we have taken ourselves too seriously. This is the biggest problem. See on this planet, you are just a popup. Have you seen those popups
on the computer screen? They come pup and pup. You are just that on this planet, in the life of this planet, you are just a popup for two seconds and out. Countless number of people, who thought they were bigger and smarter than you,
have been here before you and me, isn’t it? Where are they? All topsoil. Yes or no? This (Referring to oneself) one also become…will
become topsoil after sometime, unless your friends choose to bury you real deep (Laughter), fearing you may raise from the dead. You know there have been such…? This happened. This happened – there was a couple in Texas,
United States. They were over seventy-five years of age. It was their life’s dream to go to the holyland Jerusalem, tch. But you know marriage, children, children growing up, university, marriage and grandchildren, da da da. Once you start one thing it’s a avalanche, you know (Laughs)? Many things will happen. Now they are over seventy-five. Now they got a opportunity, so they went to
Jerusalem. Tch, Jerusalem is a place where every cobblestone is bleeding with history. So they walked that street where Jesus is supposed to have walked – felt overwhelmed. Went to that place where Jesus is supposed to
have walked upon the water, like this they went all over the place, very excited. Unfortunately, the lady had a heart attack and she died. So the man was preparing to
take the body back to Texas but then the local people came. They said, “This is the holy land, this is the right place to die. Your wife has done the right thing. There is no point taking this body to Texas. And taking the body to Texas, the flight charges are 18,000 dollars plus local charges out there for rituals and stuff. Here because you have lost your wife and you come from America, just 20,000 dollars we will finish everything.” The man looked that them and then he said, “No, I will take her back to Texas.” then they said, “Okay, it’s all right, because you are from Texas we’ll give you a super discount. 12,000 dollars, let’s do it. This is the place, you know, the holy land.” The man thought about it and then he said, “No, I am taking her back to Texas.” Then they said, “See, you’ve lost your wife
of forty-five years, you are not thinking straight, tch. You are distressed. Don’t do this, this is the place to die, you know? The right place! Because you are distressed, we will give you super, super discount. We’ll make it 8,000 dollars, let’s do it now. Come on, come on!” The man thought about it and said, “No, I am taking her back to Texas.” They said, “Why? What’s the point?” He said, “In Texas, dead stay dead” (Laughter). Ah, you are not getting it, not getting it, tch. So our biological connections are important, I am not saying no. But we have overly exaggerated this. This is… This I am calling as “Dhritharashtra syndrome.” You know Dhritharashtra? At any cost, my son! He is a bloody idiot, it doesn’t matter, at any cost my son. Unfortunately after 5-6000 years, still going on. I get down in Chennai there… You know if you get down at the Chennai airport, first neon sign advertisement is a “fertility clinic.” I say, “My God! In India you need a fertility clinic?” What you need is a infertility bomb (Laughter/Applause). I am not propounding any kind of philosophy or ideology for you. See in 1947, when we got our independence for this country, the average life expectancy of an average Indian was twenty-eight years. Twenty-eight! Since then, today the average life expectancy is around
sixty-six or sixty-seven, which is a phenomenal achievement for the nation. When we postpone our death, should we not postpone our birth? I am not talking any philosophy, any ideology, or any kind of religion. I am talking simple arithmetic. You postponed your death, should you not postpone the birth, hello? So right now, it is not that too much reproduction
is happening, yes it’s happened. But it is not that excessive reproduction
has happened, it’s not true. We’ve managed that. But people are beginning to live little longer
which is a wonderful thing, yes? People are beginning to live longer. Everywhere you go… I was at the World Economic Forum, there were…at that time in 2008, there were four Union Ministers gloating
to the foreign media, “We are the youngest nation in the world, we are the youngest nation in the world. Our demographic dividend is like this, like that.” I thought okay, once twice you say it, it’s all right but they said it half a dozen times. Then I asked, “What happened to the old people?” They said “No, no, no, we are the youngest nation in the world.” “All right, but what happened to the old people?” “No, no, we don’t have old people, we are the youngest nation.” “All right, but why?” “Because nobody got old, everybody died young” (Laughter). See, is it not unnatural that you don’t have old people in a society? Is it not unnatural? Only young people are there means what? Nobody got old. It’s a dangerous situation. Yes, well now people are getting little older, wonderful! So now we must also graduate our reproduction a little bit, calibrate a little bit. In this culture, largely in the Indian subcontinent, at certain times of history we had it like this, seventy percent of the population was
in family ways of life. Thirty percent was ascetic. They were sanyas… taking sanyas or whatever. They never getting into that aspect. Just this managed the population very well. Just this one thing. Thirty percent never engaged in
sexual activity or marriage or anything. They did not produce children. So the remaining seventy percent even if they had five children, by the time the child becomes fifteen, normally nature made it into
two or three, always. And there were… periodically there were wars (Laughs) and people died more easily in the past, because there was no such medical thing. Those who are not fit to live, they died. Today we have many things, all great, that we have done certain things for the human well-being. But we must also understand the land that we live upon, also has a life. It’s a life by itself. You can’t just be occupying every square inch of it and thinking we are doing something fantastic. Just stupid! Because today, there’re some studies which say, if all the insects on the planet die today, let’s say all insects die today, in about four-and-a-half to six years’ time, all life on the planet will disappear simply because there are no insects. Except deep down in the earth, there are certain microbes which may survive. If all the worms die today, in eighteen to twenty-four months, all life on this planet will disappear, including you and me. If all the microbes disappear right now, all of us will be dead within
one-and-a-half hours. But if all of us disappear, planet will flourish
(Laughter). Yes or no (Applause)? So, one… one wrong perception that’s happened, religions have spread these messages, saying that “we were made in the image of God.” So, all other creatures are here to serve us. No, please just go and look at the movement of ants, an ant doesn’t think he is there to serve you, he’s got a life of his own. Yes or no? You interfere with that, he will do what he has to do to you (Laughter), isn’t it? Does he think he is there to serve the human being? Because you went there, all of them put up their front legs
and did this (Gestures) to you. Hmm? He’s got a complete life of his own. His life is important for him, isn’t it? So these ideas that the planet and all the life was made to serve humanity, is a very long idea. First of all this idea that the creation is human-centric is
the most dumbest idea we have on the planet. This creation was not made for human beings. We are just one consequence of the creation. On this… The biggest problem right now humanity has, why we are doing what we are doing whether it’s reproduction or construction or whatever else we are doing, why we are like this is – see in this cosmos – nobody knows where it begins where it ends – in this cosmos, this solar system – this sun and these few planets, twelve, fourteen planets – it is a tiny speck. Tomorrow morning if this speck of a solar system just evaporates, nobody will notice it, it’s that small. In this tiny speck, planet earth is a micro speck. In that micro speck, Shillong is a super, super micro speck. In that, you are a big man (Laughter/Applause). This is not a small problem, this is not a small problem,
this is a very big problem. So everybody wants to leave their footprint. Reproduction largely is a footprint. People want to leave a footprint. I am not saying nobody should have a children… nobody should have children. But once you’ve become human, the difference between us and other creatures is, whatever they do, we also do. They eat, we eat. They sleep, we sleep. They reproduce, we reproduce. They die, we die, all right? We are doing the same things. But, the significance of being human is, we can do it consciously. Reproduction also must happen consciously, isn’t it? Hello (Applause)? Moderator (Ria): Thank you, Sadhguru. Sadhguru, how can a person stay committed
to someone in a relationship? Is it natural to love someone and yet be sexually
attracted to others? What should be the proper course of action that should follow or how does one handle this? Sadhguru: See, there is a psychological integrity, there is emotional integrity, but there is a biological integrity also. Integrity does not mean morality. Integrity means you create a situation where
it works best for you. So when we say integrity, suppose I say there is a certain integrity to my body, this means it’s strong and resistant to a whole lot of things, isn’t it? It doesn’t mean I am morally stuck in something. So I am talking about… I want you to understand the word integrity in that context. We are talking about integrity in terms of
strength of this life. So if that is the thing, is it true… Do you remember? how your great-great-great-great-great-grandmother, ten generations ago looked like? Do you remember? No! But her nose is sitting on your face (Laughter). Yes or no? Body remembers, isn’t it? Body remembers your forefathers a million years ago, yes or no? So what you’re calling as my body is a heap of memory, isn’t it so? Hmm? Sadhguru: Memory or no? See, now from Nepal you came to Shillong, you eat a lot of this Meghalaya food, your features won’t change. Because your body remembers what is your genetics,
no matter what. Or you start eating let’s say cow’s food or dog’s food, your body will not get confused and become a dog or a cow, because there is evolutionary memory in this. Do what you want, it never gets confused, isn’t it? You start thinking “I am a dog” and start barking like one, still the body won’t change, yes or no? Mentally you can, but body has such a deep rooted memory. So this entire body what you have is essentially a certain integrity of memory. If that loses that memory integrity, then you will see it will become vulnerable to so many things. Now the nature of the body is such that anything that you touch with a certain level of involvement will naturally absorb that memory, not mentally, physically it will absorb that memory. In… Traditionally in this culture we call this runanubandha, you’ve heard of such a word? Hmm? Runanubandha. What this means is, physical memory that you gather. Why people… You know, you will see this with people. Let’s say in their home, they will go and sit in one place. This will… Usually the older people you will see, they want to go and sit in the same place. They won’t sit in another place, have you noticed this? Moderator (Ria): Yes. Sadhguru: Even your dog, he comes if he wants to sit here, he’ll smell this, he’ll smell that, he’ll smell that, he’ll smell that and after much searching he will settle down in that particular place. Next time you chase him somewhere, he comes, he goes and sits in the same place. Because there is memory. Today there is forensic equipment, where you are sitting here right now, you went away, after two, three, eight hours if they come – not with a dog, a dog can easily do it – but with forensic equipment we come here and just check this chair and we know it was you who was sitting here, not somebody else. So there is memory. Wherever you sit, stand, whatever you touch, there is memory and transaction happening all the time. Well, you come from Nepal, in India also it’s very much there, in South it’s very strongly there, North maybe it’s become weakened – we… people never give salt to another person, do you know this? Here also? If somebody gives you salt, you say “Please keep it there,” because there are certain materials which transmit memory much better than others. Salt, sesame seeds, lemons, like this if you give, traditional people they’ll say “Keep it there, I will take it.” Because they don’t want to develop
Runanubandhato you… with you. Now, in India if you see older generation of people, if you try to shake their hands, they’ll do like this (Gestures namaskaram) because they don’t want to get
runanubandha with you. Because the idea is to keep the integrity of your body’s memory in such a way that it doesn’t become vulnerable to other things, that you become a very integrated life. If you want to nurture yourself to be a certain possibility, then you have to maintain the memory integrity This is what runanubandha means, you keep your physical memory to the minimal. A sexual interaction is something where a huge amount of memory is taken
from one to the other. So, always, not in this society, everywhere else, forever people saw the advantage of keeping that memory to the minimal. If you If you make that memory very complex, you will see to be at ease will become very difficult, after sometime. There will be pleasure but there’ll be no joy in your life. You can… You can observe people, don’t go by what I am saying. You can observe people, they will have pleasure, they will giggle all the time but you look at them, there is no joy in them, there is no ease. Because the ease will go away with excessive memory. This is not only with sexuality, there are many other things that you do like this. Right now you see this very much
in the western societies. Wherever I go, especially in America, people will come, “Sadhguru, where is my hug?” I say, “It must be with you (Laughter), why is it with me, hmm (Laughs)?” It is not like at a certain moment when you feel close to somebody you hug them. It’s like all the time, you have to touch people because today’s psychiatrists are analyzing these things and saying that is because they’ve not been sufficiently touched by their mothers and parents at an early age. When they grow up, they desperately longing to touch somebody all the time. All these things have a serious impact on one’s life, how much physical contact when the child is born. This will determine how much physical contact
they will long for later on. And the memory of what an infant picks up from the mother at that time, because till a child becomes
four-and-a-half years of age, in many ways energy wise it’s not a separate life. It’s still attached to the mother’s body. Actually, if by nature if people go, till then they must be drinking the mother’s milk and connected up to four-and-a-half years, that’s how naturally it was. So the energy doesn’t mature; at that time more and more memory that you come… get from the mother is better and better to strengthen this. But once the child begins to move out and becomes an individual, life is organizing itself. People come to me and say, “Sadhguru, can you bless my daughter, can you bless my son?” First thing I ask is, “How old?” If they say fifteen, sixteen, eighteen, all right. If they are over twenty-one, I say “no.” Because me blessing you, blessing will not go to your child, you may still think emotionally “that’s my child” but as far as life is concerned, it’s become fully separate. Generally the course of life is considered to be approximately eighty-four years or 1008 cycles of the moon. The cycles of the moon and our body
is very directly connected. Only because our mothers’ bodies were in sync
with the cycles of the moon, we are born. Otherwise we wouldn’t be born, isn’t it? Hello? So, a full life is considered 1008 cycles of the moon, which will approximately considered as eighty-three to eighty-four years. So if one crosses eighty-four, it is considered a full life. In this the first quarter is the only time
when it is connected to parentage. After that the child must move. Because energy wise you cannot connect those
two lives anymore. So that is when the longing, if you’ve not created enough integrity within yourself, the longing for another body multiplies. Even though the hormonal phase may be higher between fifteen to twenty, the longing to bind and bond with somebody increases after twenty-one years of age because unknowingly you have… you are like a satellite who fell
off the main mother. You come off the motherboard. Now you want to attach to something, unless you find some integrity. This is why between twelve and eighteen, one must do lot of sadhana to strengthen the body, so that you don’t desperately bind yourself
to something or somebody. You must consciously, if you wish to take a partner, it must be a conscious process. If it’s a compulsive process then you will pay the price for it. This is not a question of morality. It is not that this is sin that is sin. The question is what is your priority in your life. If your priority is to make this life rise to a higher possibility, then you must be conscious. If you want to somehow live and go, it’s okay (Laughs) (Applause). Moderator (Ria): Thank you, Sadhguru. Sadhguru: I am sorry if I discouraged (Laughter). Moderator (Ria): You just answered my question, Sadhguru (Sadhguru Laughs),
thank you so much for that (Laughs). Moderator (Sunita): Sadhguru, we all believe our life is precious and I believe that our body is equally precious after we die. When we die, should i… should we allow our body to be burned or buried or to utilize by someone else who is in the need of organ? Is this against the law of nature? What are your views on organ donation? Sadhguru: Well, this question will not be relevant in another four to five years because everybody will have stem cell organs growing, whatever they need. You can have a spare heart growing in case somebody breaks it (Laughter) … or a liver or a kidney or whatever you need. Even… They are saying you can even grow joints at some point, that you have spare knees ready. In case these wear out, immediately chook
(Gestures). So, if you do not know this, in most, you know, big hospitals, in the last ten, twelve years’ time, for most children they are preserving a piece of the umbilical cord as a part of the stem cell thing,
you should know. Because we can manufacture almost any organ you want. So this question will become irrelevant. Technology is moving. About donating organs, well, see giving away… Actually somebody was asking me a question in Hyderabad, a film personality was asking, “See I don’t love anybody that I am willing
to give my kidney to them (Laughs). For me love means I can take her out and she’s nice and I can take her out for dinner. I can do this and that with her, but I am not willing to give my kidney to her. So is it wrong” (Laughs)? So you are asking “should I give my kidney to somebody?” Not necessarily people whom you love, but just anybody, “let them benefit after I am dead”, – that’s the question. See, there are many aspects to this but first of all, if you already do not know this, there is a sinister business going on in the world. Very sinister business, particularly in Vietnam, Cambodia and some parts of Thailand, organs are being stolen from live people. Once you campaign for
“organ donation, organ donation,” inevitably you will drive the societies there because she’s… you may be biology
but she is in commerce. If you talk about organ donation, she will see how to make a business out of it
(Laughter). Yes, isn’t it? Somebody will look at it as a enterprise. Already it’s become a sinister enterprise. In many African countries this is happening, people are held down and their organs are stolen, this is happening. In a scale which may not be very large scale, but a scale which is of great concern. To that extent it’s gone. So if somebody needs an organ and somebody wants to donate, fantastic! What a wonderful gesture. But at the same time, I am not for… campaigning for organ donation because you cannot control it. Once you create the market, you cannot control the supply, they will somehow find the supply, isn’t it? If you don’t die in time, they’ll help you (Laughter). Yes they will! If not enough kidneys are coming, they will make sure enough people are dying today. You don’t think they’ll do it? They will do it. So it is not good to campaign for organ donation. So many people have come to me saying, “Sadhguru, you must campaign for organ donation.” I said “I won’t do this because I know the consequence.” First of all what you need to understand is, all our body parts, unless they are congenitally something wrong, most of the time all our body parts are designed
for a lifetime. Yes? Designed for a lifetime. Why don’t we teach people to live responsibly in such a way that our organs last for a lifetime? We want people to drink and rot their liver and then we want somebody else’s liver. This… This should not be encouraged I am saying. People should understand “If I rot my liver,
I will die.” Yes or no? This understanding is not there, everybody thinks “It’s okay, my liver is rotting, I’ll get hers.” It’s going in this direction – we should not encourage that if you ask me. So… This happened, you know? Once Shankaran Pillai was supposed to speak
in the Rotary Club in Shillong. You’ve heard of Shankaran Pillai? He is a famous guy (Laughter). He was supposed to speak in Rotary Club. But these Rotary Club meetings are
after 07:00 PM. By by 07:00 PM, usually Shankaran Pillai is fully sloshed (Laughter). So he got fully sloshed, then he came all drunk to the Rotary Club and this meeting was about organ donation, tch. You know Rotary Clubs are usually involved
in these things. So his friend, a local guy who was supposed to introduce Shankaran Pillai to the club said… People said “What is this? This man has come fully drunk!” So he said, “He is not an ordinary drunk. Because he is so committed to organ donation he is preserving his organs in alcohol (Laughter/Applause).” So you want to preserve, hmm (Laughter)? It’s most important that every human being take this responsibility, “the organs that are given to me by nature
will last for a lifetime.” Something happened, some ailment, accident, something else happened. Such a thing happens, always we can seek. But this entire culture of organ donation, organ donation people are looking for a cause, this is the problem. If you campaign too much for this, this will become a sinister possibility. Fortunately the stem cells are coming and that could change everything (Applause). Moderator (Sunita): Thank you. Moderator (Ria): Thank you, Sadhguru. Moderator (Abhijeet): Okay, Sadhguru ji, this is very common in my college and it is true about me and also my friends. So I am in love with a girl and…
Sadhguru: Ah (Laughter)! Moderator (Abhijeet): And what happens is that I don’t have the courage to talk to her and this is like a self-doubt that I have. I think that I don’t deserve her. So what to do on this regards (Laughter)? Sadhguru: You are in love with a girl or you’ve fallen in love with a girl? Moderator (Abhijeet): Actually I’ve fall in love (Laughter).
Sadhguru: Oh. This happened, before he became a drunk, he was at the Shillong University (Laughter), Shankaran Pillai (Laughter/Applause). And he was doing his PhD. So one day he went to his mentor professor and said, “Sir, I need your help on something very important.” So the professor said, “Yes, that’s why
I am here, please tell me.” Then he named the college beauty and he said, “Sir, I am completely in love with her, I need your help on this.” “What do you mean, you need my help? I am not here to help you on
those kind of matters, I am here for academic purposes.” He said, “No sir, I am really fifty percent successful. You just need to help me with the other fifty percent (Laughter).” He asked, “What is fifty percent success anyway?” He said, “I am completely in love with her and she doesn’t know (Laughter), the other fifty percent you must help me (Laughs).” So, just enjoy the love affair because (Laughter)… because now it’s totally in your control. If you also bring her into the picture, now she will take charge of it (Laughter/Applause). And (Laughs), I am not saying you should not fall in love with somebody, but don’t be in a rush to live. At this stage in your life, see how to build yourself up into a worthwhile life, then things will come to you in a certain way. If you rush into life too early, then the… you know other aspects of growth will get… it’ll get stunted. Because you got emotionally entangled, now … immediately the girl says, “I am going to come with you tomorrow morning.” Then immediately you have to find some job, you have not completed your engineering, you will find one auto-rickshaw to drive (Laughter). Arey, all these things will happen. Love does all these things to you. So just… you are having a great love affair, just enjoy it, don’t tell her (Laughter/Applause). Moderator (Ria): Sadhguru, I think he also kind of wanted to know about self-doubt that he has, although the context was that, that he’s primarily asking about self-doubt. Sadhguru: See about… this is not self-doubt, the doubt is about her (Laughter). How she will respond – that is the doubt. Somewhere when it comes to yourself, the question of whether I am good enough for something, not good enough for something – you should not worry about that. You must just see every day how you can be a better human being
than the way you are right now. And then the world, the way it responds, tells you whether you are good enough or not. It’s not for you to think whether… See this is why there’s an examination at the end of the year. Why? Because you may think you are a great engineer, but the examination results tell you poo (Laughter). So this also is like that, you may think I am a hero but well the girl, she has her opinions So instead of that, see how to make yourself better in how many ways, not just the way you look. Because your looks will be ignored after sometime. You have to make yourself better. How to make yourself better? At least you are trying to make yourself into
a good engineer, that’s a good idea. Another thing is well, just see… Better means what? What is it one thing that always draws people? What is it that one thing that makes a person look wonderful is, it is not the shape of your nose or the point of your chin or your hairstyle or something – a joyful face is always a beautiful face, isn’t it so (Applause)? Your nose can be like this (Gestures), it doesn’t matter. Joyful face is always a beautiful face. Do that one thing, maybe she will fall in love with you (Laughter). Just rise and shine. If you rise and shine, everybody will look in that direction, isn’t it? Learn to sing, hmm. Sing a song (Laughter). We can train you if you want (Laughter). Just one song that may make her fall in love
(Gestures) (Laughter/Applause). Moderator (Ria): We should soon join
the school of Isha for singing courses (Sadhguru laughs). Thank you, Sadhguru. Next question is rather controversial and you have also addressed this but we are putting it again here because it is quite relevant. As is known that the majority of population in this state of Meghalaya is that of beef eaters, but the government banning consumption of beef in mainland India, people have an idea that the Government is trying to control the very food habits of the citizens of a democratic nation. If beef is to be banned because of religious reasons, isn’t it against the idea of secularism? And if it is for the environmental point of view, as you said, why not mutton ban or chicken ban, which are also reasons for greenhouse gas emission? Sadhguru: Well, let me change one aspect of the question, nobody ever uses “Mainland India”, that’s only “Mainland China”
(Laughter/Applause). Moderator (Ria): Okay, rest of India. Sadhguru: This is also Mainland India only. It is just that which is being misunderstood now because of certain things that have happened is when Jawaharlal Nehru talked about building roads and bridges and industry across the country including dams, because at that time we thought dams were the biggest things we could do. Now our ideas have evolved into something else. When there were plans for Northeast, he was advised that don’t touch Northeast. It is pristine nature and tribal cultures, do not try to modernize and destroy this. It’s best, it is left like that. So, initially it was a conscious decision not to touch Northeast, because people were beautiful, they were living in their own ecosystems, there was no need to bring simply cars, and trains, and airplanes and make them like the rest of the world. They were doing great by themselves. But later on development started happening in unplanned ways, little bit, little bit. At that time they should have decided but because the same party was in power, they respected the decision that Jawaharlal Nehru made. When he made the decision it was a conscious decision, after that it was just an emotional stuff, for which northeastern region has kind of paid
a little bit of a price. I wouldn’t say it’s a price because living in pristine nature without all the rubbish that you see in the rest of cities, I think it’s a great thing (Applause). But… But today because of connectivity, because everybody is watching on the television, on the internet how big cities are, how New York city is, how London is, how something else is, when you did not see any of those things, I think people here were doing fine by themselves. That way the only country which has made a conscious decision like this, and successfully going with that is probably Bhutan. Everybody else has succumbed to Western ways of life, and they think we also have to become like that, now it’s unstoppable. Everywhere including Northeast. Here if you do not know, some 12-15000 kilometers
of highway is being planned. Once that happens, entire India will be driving
all over northeast, okay? I went to Ladakh and you won’t believe I went to Siachen for the Yoga Day. Thousands of motorcycles, all kinds of people who have no idea how to balance on two wheels also are on motorcycles (Laughter). Everybody renting a motorcycle, getting a license right there. There is a motorcycle rental, next to that we will organize licenses for you. Right there instant license and hundreds and hundreds of motorcycles everywhere. It is no more the Ladakh, pristine Ladakh that it was. Simply tourists and traffic jams on the mountains. Unbelievable! Well, that’s going to happen to you, because you asked for development. Because this is the kind of development that’s happening in the world, unfortunately – everything in excess. And in fifteen, twenty years it will happen. This government has decided to put railways, airways, and roadways and everything. So, we can think it’s development, it is also a certain loss to the country. Because tribal cultures will be totally lost, pristine forests will be lost, everywhere there will be picnickers, okay (Laughs)? Not wildlife enthusiasts or something, picnic people will be all over the place. So, having said that, now the reason why it is banned in many major states in the thing and at the same time they have not touched this here is, in those states there is huge emotion about that. Democracy – you talked about secularism – democracy is always about considering the concerns of the people. When there is such a big emotion, it’s better you take that into thing. And everybody thinks this law came in the last four years. No, this law has been there since 1950. So, this has been the way we have been running the country. We make a law and we don’t have the courage
to implement it. Now some hot-head on the street, he decides to enforce the law. When mob tries to enforce the law, it will happen in cruel ways. It will happen in ridiculous and in archaic ways of doing things. So, this is something we must decide. If we make a law, do we have the courage to
implement the law? Do we have the means to implement the law, otherwise better there is no such law. So, now in the major states, if you do not implement it there will be backlashes, there will be violence. So, implement it, there are some kind of growls happening, a small group of people. It’s better to manage them rather than create on the street battleground, okay? You don’t want that right now, because we are poised for economic development. Everything is being done to see
social unrest doesn’t happen. So, here traditionally… See, even in India the (Laughs)… This is a very gender biased law. You can only not slaughter a female cow – you can slaughter a bull, you can slaughter a buffalo, look at this! Gender discrimination (Laughter). You can slaughter me, but not you (Laughter). Only cow protection, because in this culture… this is a pastoral culture where we have an understanding. Now it’s different, but in the past if there is a bad agricultural year, if there is a famine, we used to have serious famines
in this country. If there is a famine, if I have two cows in my house, my children will live. You don’t have cows your children will die. This is a wisdom stuck in people’s minds. So, when because of my cow my children lived, I worship this cow because this is the source of my life and my progeny. So, there is a very deep engagement with a cow. In the sense, when I was growing up we were never fed milk from multiple cows. That specific cow, it has a name and every day they will take you there and you at least give something, you know one banana, one little grass or something to the cow. And always my grandmother will be saying that “This is the… … like your mother, you are drinking milk from this cow, you must be always grateful to this cow,” this kind of thing. Like there’s a huge emotion between you and that cow because you are drinking its milk biologically, and emotionally you are connected. You are not drinking dairy milk which is million cows, and buffalos, and we don’t know what else. So, this has been the culture. Because of that… Because we have drunk the milk of this cow, if we tomorrow want to eat the cow, that is considered cannibalism. Not cow slaughter. I want you to understand this. It is deep rooted in us because like our mother,
this cow gave us milk. Tomorrow how to kill it and eat it up? This is considered cannibalism, and we said you never kill the cow. But they allowed other big animals to be killed also. And this methane gas you are talking, this is not a problem in India, this is United States problem. All the statistics and stuff we just import it from the West and we think it is like this. In United States how the cows are kept is
a completely different matter. If you go into a cattle thing, it’s something you must go and see, then you will not ask this question again. You must go and see, there will be half a million or one million cattle in one place. There will be not a speck of green because so many animals moving, full of dung and everything. All in shed, sometimes they move them out
for exercise and again back. On the highway side, if they are there a kilometer away, the kind of sounds they are making, it will churn your stomach. Because they are intelligent enough to know that they are going to be slaughtered. You must see the screams of the cows. Once you go there, never again you will touch anything basically it will basically it will churn up something within you. Why I am saying this is, see cow is an animal where I have seen this personally, somebody that I knew – this is a lady, she named this cow as Lakshmi, tch. It always was with her, thirty years that cow has become, it’s very old but still with her. This lady died at eighty-seven. This cow came and just stood
in front of the house, did not move from there, refused to eat, two days later it just fell dead right there. And I have seen cows, if you are very attached to it and you are in some grief, you are not even with cow, cow is somewhere else, but it knows. Tears are flowing from the cow’s eyes. So, because it has human emotions we said you cannot kill this because it is exhibiting human emotion. If you kill it, it amounts to cannibalism. When there is such a sensitivity, if you say in front of my house you will slaughter, obviously there is going to be a problem. So, in this part of the country there is no such sentiment, so they did not pass the law. I think it’s a very sensible thing to do, isn’t it? But every doctor in the world is telling you, red meat is the source of
every goddamn disease you have so you better change(Applause). It is not… It is not a religion, it’s a certain sense of humanity. Humanity finds expression in various kinds
of aesthetics, this is our aesthetic. Moderator (Ria): What about the minorities
living in those areas, Sadhguru? Sadhguru: They can eat whatever else they want. Moderator (Ria): But when it is imposed… the ban is imposed, they cannot. Sadhguru: Suppose I like to eat you (Laughter), you’re denying me my food! I enjoy human flesh, how can you pass a law against it, I’m asking? Hello? Moderator (Ria): There is a law already that
(Laughs) you cannot eat humans Moderator: but the question is
Sadhguru:That is what , There is already a law Moderator: about passing of the law itself.
Sadhguru: that you can’t eat a cow. Sadhguru: No, no. I’m saying… See, you cannot eat a human being, why? Because it’s a human being! Now, we drank the milk of the cow, we have shared emotions with the cow, we don’t see it as separate. Because in the villages, the cow lives in your house. There is no barn somewhere. It lives with you in the same house. So, what has grown up with you, lived with you, shared life with you, you don’t suddenly kill and eat it. Then you can as well eat your mother, what’s the problem? I am saying what’s the problem? It’s good food. So, I have taste for human flesh, how can you stop me from eating it? Don’t start such an argument, it’s not good (Applause). Moderator (Ria): Thank you, Sadhguru. Moderator (Sunita): Thank you, Sadhguru. Moving on to next question, this was the most frequently asked question by the youth of our university. We feel parents today are becoming liberal with their children in many aspects, however when it comes to inter-caste and inter-religion marriage, people are still orthodox, and we draw… people draw a rigid line that children cannot cross. Is it mainly because of the fear of society? As the saying goes “सब से बड़ा रोग, क्या कहेंगा लोग|”
(biggest disease, what people will have) So, as a youth what can we do to convince our parents and bring them out of this social fear? Sadhguru: See, the fear may not be about
just what somebody says. We must understand the caste system for what it is. Well (Laughs), before I say that I want you to understand this, I never ever asked anybody “what is your caste?” because it doesn’t even occur to me in my mind. So, I am against inter-caste marriages because… somebody will take this one sentence and make me into trouble, but I keep doing this always because it’s by intent (Laughs). I am against inter-caste marriages because first of all, why the hell do you identify with a caste and then try to do inter, hmm
(Applause/Cheers)? If… When I was young if I wanted to marry somebody, I won’t even bother what the caste is, I never asked. Actually this happened to me, my wife I never asked what’s her caste? I just came home one day and told my father “I am marrying this girl.” He asked “Who is she?” I said her name. I only knew her pet name, I didn’t know her full name (Laughter), because that’s what I called her. Then he asked “Who is her father?” I said “I don’t know.” He said “What? You don’t know the father’s name, you’ll marry her?” I said “I wish to marry only the girl (Applause), I don’t wish to marry her father, nor his property, nor his khandan or anything. I’m just marrying the girl.” “So, what caste are they?” I said “I don’t know.” “What? You don’t know their caste?” I said “I don’t know. Because except what people have told me even I don’t feel my caste anywhere, I have un-casted myself completely, I am not cast in anything. So, I didn’t check her caste either.” Then somebody came, you know, once this happens in the family all the uncles and aunts and others, you know, they are all warriors (Laughter),
they all get into the act. They came and said “We don’t even drink water in their house, their caste is like that!” I said “Did they invite you (Laughter/Applause/Cheers)? They have not invited you to come home. Only after they invite you whether you want to drink coffee or (Laughs) whatever, we’ll see. Right now, they have not invited you, nor am I planning to take you to their house, nor am I planning to go to their house. I am just marrying the girl.” They couldn’t believe it. I said… “Why… How can we do this? Our families can’t sit together, their caste!” I said “I never said you… I’m inviting you to my wedding either.” So, I just declared to my wife. I said “You are my wife, that’s it.” She said “This is all? No witness, no arrangement, no garland?” I said “See, no bloody witness can ever
hold me to anything. When I say something, that’s it. I will not go back on it! I said I’m married to you, this is it!” So, I just came and announced to everybody “I’m married.” They said “When, where, how (Laughter)?” “That’s not your business, This is my wife. And that’s it!” So I am saying, first of all why do you caste
yourself and then why you inter-caste yourself? Not necessary. But there is a social situation that is, in this country, why this caste system stuck on like this is, this was the only means of
transmitting skills. Suppose your father is the goldsmith, now he will marry you only to a goldsmith… another goldsmith. Because right from your childhood, you have helped the goldsmith, carrying this and that, you know how to handle it. Suppose he puts you… suddenly marries you to a blacksmith, you will feel lost in that house. And you know nothing about it. Because knowledge was transmitted
only through the family tree. Today, we don’t know what his father is, but now he has become an engineer. We don’t know what your parents are, now you are becoming a bio thing because we have institutions
which transmit knowledge. When there were no such institutions, family was the only institution transmitting knowledge, so we didn’t want to corrupt that. So we maintained that. Now that is irrelevant. One part of the caste system has become irrelevant. Another reason why people are sticking to the caste is, because there is no social security in the country. If tomorrow something goes wrong with your life… okay, you married some strange boy and if something went wrong with your life, you fell ill or he fell ill, or accident happened, something happened. Now the only people you can fall upon, is your clan. You go and knock on somebody else’s door, they won’t open their door. You have to go to your caste. If you say “I belong to this caste” they will say “come, we will do something for you.” So, this is the social security you still have. So, in the… in urban areas it may not matter because you have insurance, and this and that. But in rural areas if you just break away from your caste completely, you are completely on your own. If something goes wrong, there is nobody going
to stand up for you. So, this is the social security system. Don’t try to worry about this destroying caste system by inter-caste, all this. If you create a proper universal social security system,
caste will die a natural death. Nobody has to kill it, it will just go (Applause). Moderator (Sunita): Sadhguru, this is the final question of the round. In an interview with Karan Johar, you have defined organized religion as madness, but the matter of fact is that the majority of the people in the planet do identify themselves with one religion or the other. And in the process they create some kind of wall between those of different faiths. So, what can we, as youth, do to break that wall, and help everybody live united? Sadhguru: See, people divide themselves in so many ways. As you just now said, “Mainland India”
(Laughs)… We’ll pardon you because you are from Nepal
(Laughter). “Mainland China,” “Mainland India,” not like that. Just India (Laughs). Now, the thing is… See, for a whole lot of people, they are not in such a level of
consciousness right now. If it comes to me, I am like this (Gestures), I have no struggle within me for anything. So I don’t look up, because I know the planet
is round and its spinning. If I look up I am looking up in the wrong direction. But for somebody else who is fearful, somebody else who has not figured their life, for them just believing there is somebody up there, gives them solace. They are going to open the psychiatry department, but you will see psychiatry is very inefficient, because you can treat only one patient at a time, and you need lot of furniture like this, you need a couch, you know? But now, “God is holding your hand, don’t worry.” A whole lot of people, they are managing their psychological balance, it’s true or false is not your question. The question is whether it is working or not working. It’s working, on one level. Yes or no? A whole lot of people will be cracked up. If they don’t have something that they believe they are holding on to, if that is not there, they will crack up. Because not everybody is on a spiritual path, not everybody is so organized within themselves that they will handle things out of their
own conscious intelligence. They need something to lean on. Why people are leaning on… upon each other? Why people are making… See, freedom is the most valuable thing in the world, but still most people are trying to build bondages
among themselves, why? They need somebody to lean on, isn’t it? So, when all these people fail, they need somebody else to lean on. So, what you call as religion is a certain belief system. Belief is a very inexpensive and efficient psychiatry, it helps people to stay. Most people will lose their mind if there
is nothing to fall back on, isn’t it so? But as a human being evolves from belief to knowing, then it will naturally go away. The entire movement that I am doing right now, is a movement
from religion to responsibility. What this means is, religion means “God’s will”. When is it “God’s will”? When things go wrong, yes? It’s also an insurance for failure. When things don’t work out, tch, “God’s will” (Few Laugh). Otherwise failure will poke you and poke you
and poke you. In case she doesn’t respond – “God’s will”. Yes (Laughs). No, it’s her will (Laughs). Now, if you take away this aspect from people, a whole lot of people will get confused and suffer immensely. You must evolve with society, from religion to responsibility. What this means is that you are willing to see that your destiny is your making. It will take a certain amount of organization for an individual human being to come to that. In this culture forever we have taught that. Because in this culture there is no the God anybody, there’s never been. All the people that you worship in this culture are people
who walked this geography. Whether Rama, Krishna, Shiva, anybody you take, they all walked this land at some time. And they were not even a super success. Nor did they do anything superhuman. They did not drop from the sky, they did not fly in the air, they did not walk upon the water, nothing. Drudgery daily, all kinds of troubles in their life daily, more trouble than any of you will go through. All kinds of things. You look at Rama’s life, he is still having real estate issues (Laughter/Applause). So, even enduring his life he lost his kingdom, went to the jungle, lost his wife, went and got her back, again lost her, almost killed his children, then he never saw his wife. She means a lot to him. If he was that kind that if his wife was kidnapped he found a local girl immediately (Laughter). I mean he is a king, he could have found another wife, all right? Any man could have found. But he walked nearly 3000 kilometers down to get her back. Fought a war, burnt a beautiful city, and got her back and again lost her. This is not a successful life. But the reason why we are bowing down to him is, because no matter what life did to him, he stayed free. He did not become resentful, he did not become hateful, he did not even become reactive to anything. Nor did he become a recluse, he participated, fulfilled all his duties whatever he has to do, all his responsibilities as a king. He has personal grief, but that personal grief never became a
part of his consciousness or his actions in the world. To such an extent, when he came back after killing Ravana, he wanted to go for one year of penance in Himalayas. His brother, Lakshmana, asked “Are you crazy? This man kidnapped your wife and after so much difficulty we got her back, and now you want to do penance for having killed him?” So Rama said, “He had ten qualities, nine are all treacherous qualities. I don’t mind killing them, but one aspect of him was, he was a great devotee. Unfortunately I had to kill the devotee also. For that, I want to do one year of penance.” Because the man is free from all these things. When one is free, in this culture, we say he’s attained to mukti or moksha. The highest value has always been liberation not God, not heaven, always liberation. Freedom has been the highest value because of that we worship him, look up to him. We didn’t say he’s the God. He’s somebody worth emulating because he represents freedom, no matter what! See, this is something you must understand. You cannot decide what life throws at you but what you make out of it is hundred percent yours, isn’t it? So the important thing is that you must grow. If you want to grow with God, please grow with God. If you want to grow without God, you grow without God. But you must grow – that is, you must grow towards your ultimate freedom, that’s important. So what you call as religion
never existed in this land. Various kinds of spiritual processes and anybody who emulated, who was worthy of emulation, we started worshipping all of them. Today lot of people are worshipping Tendulkar as cricketing God. See it’s very appropriate for this culture. If somebody excelled in something, beyond what you consider normally as human, we say he is a Deva. Okay? Arjuna is worshipped as a… You know yesterday I was at the award ceremony. Arjuna award, Arjuna award for everybody. Simply because he excelled in archery
in a certain way, now we are saying he is a Archery Deva, okay? So if you excel in your micro biology, we will say you are a micro biology. This is happening in the world. See, here, we are doing it culturally (Applause) but is it not happening everywhere? People are almost worshipful
about Albert Einstein, aren’t they? People are almost worshipful
about Mahatma Gandhi, aren’t they? People are almost worshipful about
Nelson Mandela, aren’t they? Because when some human being exhibits certain qualities, which is above… above what we consider as a normal human being, then we bow down to that. This is not… Here it is consciously done. But in every culture, people will naturally do it, isn’t it so? So this is a religion-less, Godless land. Here we always told you, your life is your karma. Did we? This means your life your making. There is no uparwala managing you. This is the only culture. Only thing is… Does it mean to say I created the whole universe? Obviously it was here before you and me came. So there is a dimension of intelligence
making this happen. Where is it? What did you… okay (Laughter). What did you have for lunch? I am sorry, breakfast? Participant: Chapatti. See, does she look like a chapatti (Laughter)? She eats a chapatti and she becomes like this. There is an intelligence within you, which can make a chapatti into a human being, yes or no? A simple dough, wheat flour and chapatti into
such a complex machine. Yes or no? Is there an intelligence like that here or not? This is the biggest mistake we made in the world. People went about describing “God means love.” All the people who lack love in their life, they said God is Love. All the people who are fallen, they said, “God is Compassion.” All the people who are hungry, they said,
“God is Food.” But, if you don’t subscribe to any of these things, if you open your eyes and pay attention to everything in this universe, if you look at this flower, if you look at this leaf, if you look at everything, you look at a tiny ant, how it is made, if you pay enough attention, there is a tremendous intelligence, isn’t it? Hello? Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: But nobody said, “God is intelligence” This is the biggest mistake we have made. The reason for human stupidity is just this, we did not identify divine as the
highest level of intelligence. But that’s what it is. If you don’t believe anything, if you just pay attention to creation, do you see an intelligence beyond your brains everywhere in every leaf, every flower, every ant, every microorganism, yes or no? You are looking into the microscope? Yes? Do you see tremendous things right there? Yes. If you pay attention to the universe including your own body, you would see there is a phenomenal intelligence functioning right here, isn’t it? If you identify with that intelligence, if this intelligence which can make chapatti into a full-fledged human being like this, if you even find conscious access to even one drop of that intelligence, you will live magically, isn’t it? Not miserably. So, miserable people are always looking how to fall back on something. They need a fall back. And those who made a misery out of their life, they want to go to heaven. Yes? Those who have made a hell out of themselves, they want to go to heaven. But I am asking you, is it true that all human experience is coming from within or outside? Coming from within. What’s coming from within you, must happen the way you want it. Yes or no? What’s coming from outside, I cannot determine because somebody else, something else throws those things at me. What’s coming from within me must happen
my way, isn’t it so? What’s coming from you, I cannot decide. We don’t know what you will do. But what’s coming from within me
must happen my way. If this one thing is if you take charge, you will live a blissed out life. When you are blissed out, you will not want to go to heaven. Only those who have made a hell out of themselves
want to go to heaven. So religion has come out of these belief systems simply because of the ignorance of how life is made. So the entire movement is to move people from
religion to responsibility. This does not mean we want to destroy some religion, no. A whole lot of people right now need that belief. If you take away that belief, they will be shattered, yes or no? It is like, when you were a child – many of you can say… answer this question. When you were a little girl or a little boy, what did you play with? A toy? No, do you remember any one important thing? Usually in the West it’s all teddy bear
or something like this. You had a teddy bear? You had a teddy bear. When you had the teddy bear and hugged it and walked around, it meant a world to you, isn’t it? At that time, if I came and snatched the teddy bear and took it away, probably you would be scarred for life, isn’t it so? Or always you would remember this man came and took away my teddy bear. Hurt deeply. But since then you have grown up. Do you remember where the teddy bear went? No. Somewhere as you grew up (Gestures), religion should fall off like that. If you take it away, it’s going to shatter people. It’s not good to do that. Because it’s serving a certain purpose, it is serving a very important purpose
in human societies. You can’t just take it away. If people grow out of it, it’s wonderful. But this doesn’t mean you become an atheist. See, there is no difference between
an atheist and a theist. A theist believes something that
he does not know in a positive way. An atheist believes the same thing
in a negative way. Both of them are not sincere enough to admit “we don’t know.” Actually you do not know, hello (Laughter/Applause)? There were two brothers, tch, there were two brothers, little boys, highly energetic boys. When young boys are very energetic they are in constant trouble. So they are always into some mess. Parents are very embarrassed, (Speaks in Hindi) (Gestures) (Laughs). Very embarrassed about their children, because everybody is discussing their children. So they want to fix them. But you know… you know how to reproduce but you don’t know how to fix them. Tch, does anybody know (Few Laugh)? No. If you have the necessary love and commitment, you can wait out their problems. Otherwise it will freak you. Children will freak you. Yes, they do. So they decided to take these boys to
the local parish priest. Because together they are strong, they decided to take the younger boy first separately. So they took the young boy, made him sit in the priest’s office and they left. The boy was sitting there (Gestures). Priest came. See all this needs a certain drama, otherwise it doesn’t work. Long robes and a serious face, a very grave face and he looked at the boy and walked up and down and up and down for effect. The boy sat there doing the ping pong act
(Few Laugh). Then the priest thought up a strategy. If I remind this little fellow that God is within him, all his mischief will go. See, this is the whole problem with the world. People who never raised children they have fantastic ideas (Laughter). Those who have raised children they know none of the damn ideas work (Laughter/Applause). So he thought up this strategy and suddenly with a booming voice he asked, “Where is God?” The boy was bewildered. He looked all over, because he must be somewhere
in the priest’s office (Few Laugh). Then the priest saw he is not getting the point. So he leaned on the table, pointing at the little boy, “Where is God?” He is giving him a clue, God is within you, “Where is God?” The boy looked even more bewildered and looked
under the table (Laughter). Then he saw he is not getting it. So he walked around the table, tapping on the little boy’s chest asked, “Where is God?” He is clearly giving a clue where he is. The boy just got up and bolted out of the room. Ran to the place where his elder brother was (Gestures panting breath), and said, “We are in some deep trouble” The elder brother asked, “Why? What happened?” He said, “They have lost their God and they think we did it” (Laughter/Applause). I am not taking away anything from you. When you say I believe something, you must understand you made up something for a certain convenience. As long as it serves that convenience, it’s fine. But if you are stretching it beyond that point to divide humanity, you better (Laughs) (Applause). Moderator (Ria): Thank you so much, Sadhguru. Now we shall move on to the next session, that is media… social media questions that we have received. The questions will also be displayed on the screen and also Abhijeet will read them out. Moderator (Abhijeet): So as we have very limited time so we’ll be going through only one question. So this question we got it from Red FM campaign. Moderator (Abhijeet): So they came in and they asked some questions to the students and this question was asked by Nangu C. Sary and she asks, “Why do people from Northeast India feels alienated from the Mainland India” (Laughter)? Sadhguru: (Laughs). Sadhguru: Well (Laughs)… As I told you earlier it was a well-intentioned plan, which went bad. It was… Intention was not to disturb the tribal culture, not to disturb the nature. But somewhere after twenty years when we saw people are aspiring for something else we should have changed the plan. But in India changing plan takes a long time. So now it’s changing. I think you will not feel alienated in another five years. You will not feel alienated – you will feel invaded by
all kinds of people, once the highways (Few Laugh) are laid all over, railways are laid all over. So you will not be complaining, you will be reverse complaining. But stop calling India, “Mainland India”
please (Few Laugh) (Applause). Moderator (Ria): Thank you. Moderator (Sunita): Thank you so much, Sadhguru. Thank you, Sadhguru. It was wonderful interacting with you. We now open the floor to the audience. Audience, anyone who has question to Sadhguru can now ask question to him. Questioner 1: Sadhguru को मेरा
नमन. (Greetings!!) Namaskaram सद्गुरु, ये मेरा प्रश्न ये अभीतक जिज्ञासा है.
(“Sadhguru, this is my
The question is still curiosity.”) This is not a question but a curiosity. Okay. I think, you all can hear me? Thing is that we are sitting in the temple of knowledge and we are the striver or seeker of knowledge, we always quest about knowledge. But the question here is, “How much knowledge
should we attain?” I mean, knowledge is not sufficient, whatever quantity that we attain but more important than attaining the knowledge should be understanding and then the implementation of knowledge. In India, basically in our education system, we see the stresses upon the imparting the knowledge. Whether the person understands it
or implements it is invalid. So how can we improve upon that sir? Sadhguru: Well, education, both school and college education as we know it right now, could become absolutely irrelevant in this world in the next ten to fifteen years’ time. Maybe in India it will take twenty to twenty-five years’ time. But all the knowledge that you acquire in a matter of twenty-five years of education normally, twenty years of education or so, even if you come out with a PhD, it’s approximately twenty-five years of education. In these twenty-five years after your PhD, what you know in another ten, fifteen years, a simple gadget which is smaller than your phone
will know more than you. So, this form of education of accumulating information and thinking we are getting somewhere will become irrelevant because once this little machine knows all this, we can program other machines, which know this and it will also implement it. They are looking at right now. There are experiments like this going on. They are looking at how a… a robotic machine… Right now they gotten little fanciful, commercial companies, they are trying to build a man or a woman who… who will fool other people that you cannot make out whether this is real or this is robotic. But it’s not necessary, it can be a square machine which does everything that a human being does. The aesthetics of it is not really important. Right now, they are trying to make it acceptable so it’s taking a long time. But if you just make it like this furniture which does everything that a human being does, now they are looking at how a machine could engineer a whole building and order other ten machines to build the whole building without
a single human being. These experiments are already on and they are quite successful. The Honda company chairperson has promised by 2050, he will have a robotic football team which will win the world-cup football. Everything that the best players
in the world know about football, they will program it into that machine. That machine will move better than any football player, kick the ball, whichever way you want, everything. So the way we are valuing information right now – if I know something, information that you do not know, suddenly I am superior to you. This is how our whole thing about… You know there was a time when everybody was illiterate. There was one man in the village
who could read a book, people would sit there gaping at him because he can read from a paper. He is saying so many things from a paper. People sat there gaping. I have seen such situations. People can’t believe “All this is there in this book?” So just reading a book, people acted divine. People who can read a book, they are acting like they are agents of God. Aren’t they, all over the world, hello? Just because they can read a book. So now it’s becoming irrelevant because everybody can read. Similarly, when the machines can remember… See this process of acquiring information, analyzing and applying, this a machine can do better than you. The Google lady knows much more than
any of you, yes or no? Participants: Yes Sadhguru: Ask her anything, without batting an eyelid, she will say. Yes? Not even taking two seconds to answer. Just like that. And she is nothing. What is now happening, in the next ten years what will happen is such, one cell phone like machine can store information
about everything in the universe if you wish and can act, can process and act. Not just you have to look for it. It can process and act looking at the situation
as you can act. So this dimension of education, of gathering information, analyzing and applying, this will become meaningless
in a short period of time. Well, I have… it’s a strange thing that people have been inviting me in the last one-and-a-half, two years to speak in all kinds of artificial
intelligence conferences. When initially they called me, I said, “Why me? I am not an artificial intelligence. I am a natural intelligence (Laughter). Why, do you think I am robotic person
or something?” They said, “No, no, the problem is we will lose our jobs, what are we supposed to do?” I said, “That means it’s a holiday.” Isn’t it fantastic? Hello? The machine does everything, isn’t it fantastic? Right now just look back and see, hundred years ago, everybody was doing everything
with a crowbar and a pick axe. Now I see earthmover, machines are operating. Now even the menial labor if you withdraw the machine and say, “Use the crowbar” He says, “No, I won’t do it. Ask the machine to do.” Yes or no? Human muscle what all it could do, a man’s muscle, now it’s irrelevant. Because the machine can do what 1000 men can do, it can do alone by itself. Similarly what these 1000 minds can do, intellects can do, if one machine can do, is it not a great relief? Hello? Is it not fantastic? It is. So but people are worried, “What will we do?” Now this is a great possibility because once there is no need to acquire information and process it and act smart in front of other people, all this is gone. Now, very, very important because I will become very significant (Laughter/Applause). Because what can you do beyond the intellect? Other dimensions of intelligence, if you do not explore, you will feel like a dumb idiot in front of that machine. But there are things human being can do, which a machine cannot do. We called you a human being. We did not call an elephant as an elephant being, tiger as a tiger being, an ant as an ant being, a giraffe as a giraffe being. We only called you as a human being. Why do you think? Because you are supposed to know how to be tch… No other creature knows how to be. Nor does any machine knows how to be. This one creature knows how to be (Applause). So, golden era for human societies are coming, if they figure out “what else to do with myself”. When everything that you call as work is done by machines, what is the significance of being human? If you realize this, its golden era, if you don’t, you will go crazy or you will get drunk (Laughter). Yes. When people don’t know how to handle life, one option is get intoxicated, isn’t it? It gives you a pleasant death. Yes, please (Applause). Moderator (Sunita): Thank you, Sadhguru. Sadhguru: Anybody take the microphone. Questioner (Riya): Good evening, Sadhguru. Sadhguru: Where are you? Where are you? Questioner (Riya): My name is Riya. I am a research scholar from the Northeastern Hill University.
Sadhguru: Where are you? Questioner (Riya): You are probably
not being able to see me because I am talking to you from outside the auditorium (Laughter).
Sadhguru: Okay. Okay, okay, okay (Laughs). Questioner (Riya): My question to you is regarding dealing with peer and societal pressure. Since I am a research scholar, I am involved with my study which is going to take a long time to complete but when I look at my friends, from my school and college days, they are already employed and I can see them they are going quite ahead in this fast paced world. What I want to know from you is, how do I deal with this peer pressure and societal pressure, so that there is a peace of mind
at the end of the day? Thank you. Sadhguru: Oh! Peace of mind should not be
at the end of the day. It should be at the beginning of the day. Hello (Applause) (Laughs)? Well I was, I was supposed to speak… Riya, we cannot see you. I am not even able to see the screen. Is she on the screen? No. I was to speak in Tel Aviv. I flew out of Atlanta in United States. I am supposed to land there midafternoon and
speak at 6:30 in the evening. Due to some delays in flight, I ended up there
at 6:00 in the evening. I landed at 6:00. 6:30 is my talk. I have a problem because in these thirty-six years, I have not been late to a single event yet. So today I don’t want to lose my reputation. So I quickly change in the airport and rushing. I am traveling in an American airline. So there is nothing edible on the plane. So I am super hungry. Famished. But there is no time to even grab something. So I just rushed. And when I went to the venue – this doesn’t happen to me at all but on that day, the venue is a fine restaurant. I am speaking in a very fine restaurant. That’s where the meeting is. I thought this is a fantastic place to come to, when you are so hungry (Laughs). Then people have already gathered and people are coming in, some people are greeting me. One man comes to me and says , “Shalom” I ask him, “What does it mean?” He says, “This is the highest way of greeting.” I said, “Well, that’s your opinion. What does it mean?” He said, “No, no, this is really the highest
way of greeting.” “All right, what does the word mean?” “It means ‘peace’” I said, “Why is peace the highest way of greeting unless you are born in Middle East” (Few Laugh)? In South India, if you come up in the morning and say, “Peace” (Few Laugh) I’ll say, “What’s wrong with you today” (Few Laugh)? True with north-east also, isn’t it? Somebody comes and says, “Peace” Say “Are you nut…” (Few Laugh)? “Nut case or something? What’s the matter with you?” But in Middle East “Peace” is the highest level of greeting because all the time… people have been clashing for so long, they have forgotten what is peace, you have to… somebody has to come and greet you “peace”. So peace is not at the end of the day, it should be at the very beginning of the day. Because can you enjoy your breakfast in the
morning, if you are not peaceful. You need not be ecstatic – at least you must be peaceful
to enjoy the breakfast, isn’t it? If you… Can you enjoy your walk along the street,
if you are not peaceful? Hello? Can you enjoy the company of a few people that you know in your life if you are not even peaceful? You may not be in love with them, but at least if you are peaceful you enjoy somebody’s company, isn’t it? So peace is not the final thing in your life. Those people who think peace is the highest value, such people will only rest in peace (Laughter/Applause). So Riya, don’t ever think peace is at the
end of the day. No. It’s very important you must be blissed out; if that is not possible for you right now, because you… I don’t know what’s your subject of research
(Laughs) but at least you must be peaceful, even if you want to research. Research means something that’s already there you are trying to see it and articulate it.Right? When you are not peaceful, you don’t even see what is in front of you. Yes or no? Have you noticed on a certain day, you are all disturbed, you are looking for your car keys everywhere and the damn thing is in your hands (Laughter)? How will you do research if you don’t even know peace? Peace just means that you are in a certain state of pleasantness of mind. This is needed. There is substantial scientific evidence to show you, that only when you are in a
pleasant state of experience, your body and your mind
functions at its best. But that department is coming (Laughter). It should come, you know (Laughs). But right now people have made peace of mind
the last thing in their life. It’s like this, if your body is pleasant,
we call this health. It’s pleasant, that’s why I am feeling healthy, isn’t it? If it becomes very pleasant, we call it pleasure. If your mind is pleasant, we call this peace. It becomes very pleasant, we call it joy. If your emotions become pleasant, we say you are in love. If it becomes very pleasant, we say you are in compassion. If your very life energies become pleasant, we say you are in bliss. If it becomes very pleasant, we say you are in ecstasy. If your surroundings become pleasant, this means success. Only for making surroundings pleasant you need the cooperation of other people. But body pleasant, mind pleasant, emotion pleasant, energy pleasant is
one hundred percent your business. Yes or no? Now your friends are doing whatever they are doing in cities or wherever else they are. But for you one thing has happened, you are in the refuge or the comfort of a university, surrounding is already pleasant, tch. It’s a big thing, creating a pleasant surrounding! Why people… Why do you think people want to build their own house and populate it with people who love them? They want a pleasant surrounding, isn’t it so? Hello? You don’t want to live with somebody
who hates you. Nothing wrong with that person, it’s just that it’s not pleasant for you, isn’t it? You want somebody who loves you. You want somebody who is pleasant around you and you want an atmosphere that’s pleasant around you. To do this they work for a whole life time. Here the university is providing you
a pleasant surrounding tch, and you already said your research is going to take a long time which is not good, you must finish it as quickly as possible. Hmm? But keeping your body, mind, emotion and energies
pleasant is one hundred percent your business. Only if you do that, your research could become some kind of a worthwhile phenomena. Otherwise, somebody who cannot even harness
peacefulness in their mind, what great things will they do? If you cannot manage your mind, what big things are you going to do in your life I am asking? When you cannot manage your mind, can you manage the world? Please, all the students you must understand, peace is not at the end of your life. It must be the beginning of your life. It’s a most fundamental requirement, isn’t it? If you want to do anything sensible even if you are not blissed out, at least you must be peaceful. Less than that is bad (Applause). Questioner 2: Good afternoon, Sadhguru. Questioner 3: Namaskaram, Sadhguru.
Questioner 1: Good evening, Sadhguru. Sadhguru:Where are you?
Questioner: My name is… Moderator (Ria): Okay. There is just an announcement, this will be the last question. We are so sorry we are running out of time. So this one will be the last question. (Overlapping conversation by the questioners)
Okay, okay the last two questions. Sadhguru: Yes, please yourself, Maa. Moderator (Sunita): Please go ahead with your
question. Questioner 2: My question for you today is, as you just said that… Sadhguru: Can you just hold the microphone like this, you know like…like this (Gestures)? You have seen lady Gaga? Like that (Laughter) hmm. Questioner 2: So you just said that we human should use our organs wisely so that they last us for a lifetime. But on the other hand we are seeing that today’s youth are more inclined towards drinking, weed and smoking. So how do you think should we raise the consciousness towards them or how can an individual like me can help at least one or two to realize that these things are not good for health. Sadhguru: One or two – make up your mind,
hmm (laughs)? Questioner 2: Two, sir. Sadhguru: (Laughs) So, when somebody has tasted some pleasantness either through drug or drink or sexuality or whatever. They tasted some pleasantness. If there is no pleasantness, they wouldn’t have gone that way. But the pleasantness… pleasantness may suck them
into destroying their body. That’s another matter. But the pleasantness is such that even in spite of the threat “Cigarette smoking is you know injurious to you,” and you show some cancerous mouth, all this. But still people are smoking. Because there is a pleasantness attached to it, whatever the consequence may be. If you want to get people out of that pleasantness, if you try this forcefully, well it’s not worked. What’s the point doing something forcefully? Or first of all, what’s the point doing something that doesn’t work? You must offer them a pleasantness which is beyond that. You are a bit too far away but Riya look at my eyes and see, don’t I look stoned (Laughs)? No, just look at me properly, I am always stoned (Laughs). I am always stoned, never touched a substance. I am asking you, is it true that this body is the most sophisticated and complex chemical factory on the planet? Hmm? If you were a good CEO, would you manufacture what you want? When somebody gives you such a complex machinery, would you not manufacture what you want? Right now you are busy manufacturing unpleasantness. You may call it stress, you may call it anxiety. Essentially you are chemically screwed up, yes or no? Because you don’t know how to manage this
(Referring to oneself). If you manage this well (Laughs), you will produce that kind of pleasantness… within you, you wouldn’t want to touch anything else. Because this life is hmmmm… (Gestures) (Laughs). Just being alive is such a fantastic thing but unfortunately, did we teach our youth any other way to know pleasantness? We did not teach, so they are puss, puss, puss (Laughter). It’s time. This is what consciousness means that if you become conscious how this (Referring to oneself) functions, naturally you will create highest level of pleasantness for yourself, isn’t it? If you could sit here and be absolutely blissed out, would you smoke? I am asking you? Would you? You wouldn’t smoke, drink or pop anything because there is more chemistry here than you can get in any of those things. Is there or no? There is more complexity of chemistry here or no? Question is only, have you explored this possibility? That’s the only thing. Unfortunately, we have taken to Western ways whether it comes to health or pleasure, both ways we pop. We pop something to be healthy – chemicals, to be peaceful – chemicals, to be joyful – chemicals, to any experience – chemicals. Even to grow food – chemicals; to filter water, purify water – chemicals. Something that kills all the insects and worms and germs and whatever, you think it’s not killing you in some way? Tch, maybe slowly the dose is not enough,that’s all. Hello? The dosage is not enough. For the small creature – small dose; big creature – big dose, isn’t it? So for everything, chemicals. So this is something, this is a responsibility that’s sitting on our heads, right now. This is! The way the world is going right now, I estimate – unless we do something drastic in the next ten, fifteen years’ time – I estimate in another fifty to seventy-five years’ time almost ninety to ninety-five percent of the humanity
will be on chemicals for everything. To be healthy, to be peaceful, to be joyful. Already consumption of this has gone up 10000
percent in last twenty-five years. Yes or no? Hello? Has it not gone up hundred times? Because other things that people promised
elsewhere are all collapsing. People told you it doesn’t matter you are miserable. When you go to heaven, everything will be wonderful. But slowly in your mind, the hope of heaven is collapsing. Maybe you still don’t dare to utter it but it is collapsing, isn’t it? Yes or no? So you want to do everything here. But nobody taught you how to do it in such a way, you can have the highest level of pleasure and still it’ll enhance your life. This needs a little application, unfortunately we have not explored. If you do not raise human consciousness to a point where a whole lot of human beings know how to do things within themselves, if this does not come in the society, ninety to ninety-five percent of the population in
fifty years or plus, will be on chemicals. Now this is not a moral issue for me. If ninety-five percent of the humanity
goes on chemicals, the next generation that we produce,
will be a generation which is much less than ourselves. See, the purpose of next generation is, somehow at least one notch they must be better than us. If we produce a generation which is worse than us, this is a crime against humanity. We have taken humanity backwards. And once you do that, afterwards we don’t know what the next one will do. See this is not some prediction by looking at astrological stuff. Looking at the human mind, when all these machines come, when this chemical usage goes out of control, you should not be surprised in another sixty to seventy-five years’ time, if a huge percentage of population is
committing suicide, you should not be surprised at all. Because a human being doesn’t need just pleasure, he needs a purpose. But one thing that happens to you
with chemical usage is, you lose a sense of purpose. You’re pleasure but no purpose. So there are various kinds of pleasures. There are intellectual pleasures, there are physical pleasures, there are other dimension of pleasures, there are emotional pleasures, the pleasure of activity. Climbing a mountain can be a great pleasure though there is lot of pain in the body, yes or no? So if we do not explore other dimensions, everybody will fall back on chemicals. When this happens, you will see the suicide rate in the world
will increase enormously. I must tell you this. I grew up in early seventies and whatever. At least twelve, thirteen, if I count little far away friends also,
nearly fourteen people, all my age. We were all like, you know, on motorcycles and trekking and doing crazy things
in the mountains, all kinds. But a whole lot of them at least sixty percent of them, at that time went on drugs and alcohol. A few of us stayed out of it, but rest went on it heavily. We were all together, but they were all half the day they were sozzled out. You have to find a time to wake them up. But we were together. At least fourteen of them died before they reached thirty-five. Either drugged out, or they killed themselves with excessive drinking, or they died on the motorcycles riding crazy on intoxicated conditions. Fourteen of my friends died before
they reached thirty-five. That number is going to increase phenomenally if we go in this direction. This is a backward step in life. It is not a question of morality. It is a fundamental thing about life itself. So whether it’s in agriculture or purification of water or daily consumption of prescription medications, this is rising like crazy, this is not good. And these kind of you know – what do you call them – recreational drugs, if the chemical consumption increases, humanity will take a backward step. We should not let that happen. For this, the only and only solution is we much create a conscious human being. Raising human consciousness is the
most important thing. For this, the important thing is to move everybody from belief systems to responsibility because we have managed humanity
with carrot and stick. “See, if you do all these (Sounds like – things?), if you drink alcohol here, we’ll put you in hell and torture you forever.” So that man stayed away from drink and we told you “Don’t worry, in heaven rivers flow with wine” (Laughter). We have managed humanity like this for a long time, see all of you are laughing but the previous generation genuinely believed it, isn’t it? Yes or no? So now heavens have collapsed in people’s minds, they are trying to do their own little heaven here. You cannot stop them unless you provide a credible alternative. Thank You Moderator (Ria): Thank you very much, Sadhguru. Questioner 3: Pranam, Sadhguru. Just… Sadhguru: You also? Moderator (Ria): This will be the last question. Questioner 3: Sadhguru, on one occasion you mentioned that there is no purpose to life. And the life in itself is a phenomenon
beyond any purpose. Sadhguru, my question is if there is no purpose to life and the eventual destination of every life is death, then why do we need to live consciously? And plus Sadhguru, you carry a magic of your own, I have been smiling for the last four hours, I have never done this before in my life
(Sadhguru Laughs) (Applause). Sadhguru: You are a young man and you never smiled for four hours, what happened? Are you also in love with the same girl (Laughter/Applause)? Because the girl doesn’t know, poor girl. All right (Laughs)? Now (Laughs), see suppose… suppose you sit here right now and you are ecstatic, would you ask “what is the purpose of life?” Hmm? Would you? You experience is so fantastic, would you ask what is the purpose of life? No. Because to be alive is a purpose by itself. Now life has become little burdensome, tch. You are carrying the vegetable bag and going home, “What is the purpose of life?” You are doing things that you don’t like
to do – “what is the purpose of life?” Isn’t it? Somehow it’s become burdensome. When you are just five, six years of age, when you are just bubbling around, did you ask “what is the purpose of life?” You became like this (Gestures), “what is the purpose of life?” So this need for purpose has come simply because most people have not tasted life, except in their childhood. When I say they have not tasted life, right now the only two things they are experiencing is – their physiological structure and psychological structure. As we already went through this process both your physiology and psychological structure
have been gathered from outside, isn’t it? So there is no taste of life, so now you are asking what is the purpose of life because you’ve lost the connect with life. In your mind, in your intellect, logically you ask this question, but the life within never asked the question, isn’t it? Hmm? Even a ant wants to live. Try to hold it and see, does it want to live? Does it do everything possible to live? Yes or no? Because life is a purpose onto itself, it’s a phenomena beyond all silly purposes we can find in our life, in our intellect. Whatever silly purposes we find in our mind are absolutely silly compared to the tremendous phenomena that we call as life. But right now, you are just a bundle of thought,
emotion, ideas, opinions, ideologies, belief systems and prejudices, no life! Life is not happening, only thought is happening, isn’t it? Hello? Because of that you are asking “what is the purpose of life”. And you said that and now you are saying,
what is the point? Eventually I will die. So what do you want to do? You want to die today (Laughter)? No! It will come. If this question becomes very deep, then the next question is, “to be or not to be”. Once the question comes, we just have to provide you with two meters of rope, that’s all and little encouragement, that girl has to disappoint you (Laughter). See, today you lost all your money, let’s say, tch. Then you say “what is the purpose of life, I want to die, no money, what to do?” Check with your life. Close your mouth, hold your nose like this
(Gestures) and see. The life within says, “To hell with your money man, I want to live” (Laughter)! Yes or no (Applause)? This girl, she left and went away, she finished her program she doesn’t know. She went home tch, “My love, gone” (Laughter). What is the point of living, I want to die. Just hold (Gestures) – says, “To hell
with her, let’s live” (Laughter). Yes or no? Whenever you think the purpose of life is lost, just hold your nose for two minutes (Laughter). You will know this (Referring to oneself)
one wants to live, yes or no? So, life does not need a purpose because it’s a phenomena beyond all invented purposes that human beings make up. Thank you very much (Applause). Moderator (Ria): Thank you, Sadhguru. Heart felt gratitude to everybody has been present here. To Sadhguru of course I believe, we have all learned lot more than, but we have learned in all these years of our existence. Thank you so much once again Sadhguru. Thank you to the team!! Thank you to Nehu and everybody who has come here, Thank you so much. I am so sorry all of your questions
could not be addressed we are running out of time, But, do follow his videos, you will get most of your answers and then we hope, Sadhguru, you come to Shillong once again, once or twice or many more times, yet again and again. Sadhguru: If you stop calling me mainland,
I will come here every year (Laughter/Applause). Sounds of Isha music – Youth and Truth Theme song…

100 thoughts on “Sadhguru at NEHU Shillong – Youth and Truth [Full Talk]

  1. The best ever moderators I have seen so far..all your questions,manners and attitude are really sensible,logical and amiable..hats off to u..

  2. NE States were left, by Congress, for Christian and Islamic missionaries, for appeasement purposes. Why eating beef is sacred for these students and this was a big question for them? What about pork in other countries? Dogs, cats, horses, other animals?

  3. What a wonderful episode of Youth and Truth, I watched it twice. Love the way they are asking questions and exploring the truth about common issues of today’s Youth. 🙏🏽🙏🏽

  4. Wow, amazing students. Hats off to their maturity and behavior. I think, it is the best College in the series till now.

  5. Wow! The moderators showed so much grace and poise without compromising sharpness in their questioning. They are very respectful and eager to learn. What a great university! Kudos NEHU Shillong.

  6. If it's something that can be controled, please leave the audience laughter in the audio 🙏🏼 It leaves the conversation and atmosphere more lively 👌🏼

  7. The Kongress kept north east isolated. They allowed jezuits to the north east. They had religio political reasons. King of Kohima was billy grahammmm. who passed away after Paying people to live his way, without people knowing it.

  8. My Respect To MY people in the North East. Very Curteous, have warmth in their language, and r true to themselves. All of you r True India. True Bharata. Wishing well to all of you.

  9. I did not like your concept of controlling children. Islam as a religion is using reproduction as one of the means of increasing numbers where there are minority. In India, where having more kids is diffuclt financilly, muslims are still producing many kids with out caring for wellbeing of India. We do not want a situation where muslims are in majority, then all the other religions will be trampled in no time. We have seen what happend in pakistan and bangladesh.

    It's time Hindus increase population, till a parity comes. Or Govt should enforce population control strictly and forcefully for all religions equally.

    Till that time, it's not advisable to ask to have less kids. As Hindus are already having less kids and people following you might have even less kids.

  10. 1:17:37 "The question of whether I am good enough for something, not good enough for something. You should not worry about that, you must just see, everyday, how you can be a better human being than the way you are right now. And then the world, the way it responds tells you whether you are good enough or not. It’s not for you to think…"

    -Sadhguru

  11. 10:43 – How to differentiate between decision making by brain and heart ?
    25:42 – How to find balance between materialistic and spiritual world ?
    37:45 – Adopt or reproduce ?
    56:13 – Is it possible to love someone and be sexually attracted to another ?
    1:06:53 – Should organ donation be encouraged ?
    1:13:56 – How to tell your emotions to a girl ?
    1:19:56 – If beef is banned, why not chicken and mutton ?
    1:21:00 – Why the north-east was neglected ?
    1:32:30 – inter-caste and inter-religion marriages
    1:39:15 – How can the youth break the walls of organized religion ?
    1:58:53 – why north-east people feel alienated with rest of india ?
    2:00:28 – How much knowledge should one attain ?
    2:08:57 – how to deal with peer and societal pressure ?
    2:18:15 – how to convince youth to stop driniking and smoking ?
    2:29:02 – If there is no purpose to life, why do we need to live consciously ?

  12. Sitting with one leg on top of the other in front of someone of stature of Sadhguru…best way to showcase Indian culture ..at least the boy had some sense !!! 😂😂😂

  13. Listening to Sadhguru for quite a time, getting clearer thoughts. But still far away from incorporating them in life.

  14. आप सभी से अनुरोध है कि नार्थ ईस्ट के लोगो को चाइनीस या नेपाली न बोले ये लोग दिखने में चाइनीस लग सकते है पर यह लोग भी भारतीय है और इस नाते हमारे भाई है कुछ लोग नार्थ ईस्ट के लोगो को नेपाली बोल के या चाइनीस बोल के इन पर ताना कसते है जो बहुत बुरा लगता है इन्हें अपने ही देश में सौतेला जैसा व्यवहार सहन करना पड़ता है जो कि बहुत गलत है ।।

    नार्थ ईस्ट इंडिया में
    अरुणाचल प्रदेश ,सिक्किम ,त्रिपुरा,मणिपुर,मिज़ोरम,मेघालय ,असम इत्यादि आते है जो कि भारत का अभिन्न अंग है अनेकता में एकता ही भारत की विशेषता है

  15. Good effort by Sadguru for enlightening the youth. Sadguru is a modern saint who is teaching INCLUSIVENESS, which is the basic need of this modern society. Earlier saints Basavanna, Guru Govind, Buddha, Mahaveer, etc have created exclusive societies. These result was separate caste, religions. Sadguru teaching are self realization as mentioned in GITA. Hope India realizes this inclusiveness and build a great nation.

  16. In one part of the world the population is exploding and at the same time in another area it is decreasing day by day. All happening as per nature’s unknown but perfect rules to attain equilibrium, which is known to those enlightened beings.
    And migration happens from one part to the other and wealth gets shared.
    No individual being can formulate a successful theory to correct nature’s ways.

  17. A genies person from Karnataka(Mysore) whole India is great to having such Sadhguru … once again india proving that they are "VISHWA GURU "

  18. Sadguru is a gift to India and to the world! I salute you guruji and thank god for you. And of course Karan Johar is the best at what he does as always. Thank you Karan . Continue to bring joy to the world always.

  19. Nothing come through heart its emotional qoutient and which come through as you thought is IQ and EQ is a part of IQ so you need both of them values and technology you are already successful if you had both so just be an organic engineer this organic engineering can solve the purpose of your life

  20. What a pleasant experience listening to this wonderful conversation.
    Students of NEHU, you deserve a sincere applaud for showing bunch of jerks in some other parts of India (IIM-Ahmedabad and few others…), how traditional Indians pay respect to someone and still ask questions, respectfully. Very well done and your questions are so relevant today, I hope many people will learn something positive from this conversation.

  21. When Sadhguru started the Jerusalem pilgrimage story, expected a punch. As usual he delivered "in Texas dead stay dead", I fell off chair laughing. Unfortunately the crowd so serious listening, didn't get that.,

    How can a person stay committed to someone in a relationship; is it natural to love someone yet to be sexually attracted to others, what should be the proper cause of action that should follow or how does one handle this? The simple answer is "what being in love means? It's A pity A pretty girl like you had to ask such a question. integrity, morality, what works best for you, mother, baby, etc etc explanations are all bullshit.

  22. The way Sadhguru answers the adultery questions, it's obvious he have had extra marital affairs. Nowadays he is behaving like politicians.

  23. Chicken should be banned. Have lived with Hens and have eaten eggs from them. I have shared emotion with them. So eating chicken is like eating human being.

  24. I can listen to him for hours..still thrive to contain more of his wisdom.. we have too little time.. and his reservoir of knowledge is too deep…. regards sadguru

  25. 0:27–0:33 dat's my dialect thadou-kuki from manipur india😁happy for them for witnessing the live show of Sadhguruji.I feel myself attending the occasion…. Sadhguruji hope u too had a good times..

  26. NALSAR , JNU, Jadhavpur infested with thukde gang members , its time Modi clean up these universities which are breeding grounds for thukde ideology

  27. Hoooohooo
    Tu janta hai sach
    Pehchanta hai sach…
    What a entry…what a music…what a wore…everything touched my heart soooooo deeply
    Love u sadguruji

  28. Blessed Love and Greetings Sadhguru, with honour and gratitude. I chose to know that the Ant Bees and other insects are in some way there to serve us or not just Humanity but all life as we are here to serve observe and preserve life cause as You have said Sadhguru if all the insects on the planet die, all life on this planet would disappear within 4,1/2 -6 years so they're serving us in a very good way I would vibe say, is just up to us to keep the service and Union in a beautiful blissful way Blessed Love and Light Honourable Sadhguru

  29. May Almighty Supreme Creator Brahma bless Riya, Abhijeet and Sunita for their participation in this wonderful opportunity.

  30. I am watching this after Article 370 has been scrapped from Kashmir. Sadhguru's blessings have made many things like this possible in India!!!! Thank you Sadhguru !

  31. After Deepak Chopra and David Eagleman – which both were supreme examples of listeners, and also examples for a partner of discussion, each one for completely different reasons, and beacause of different backgrounds – this Ria (moderator) is by far the least automated zombie, is the first of all them… (including "stars" and "celebrities") that seems to be touched by Sadhguru's words and wisdom.
    It may be a trick… and she is just being herself…, but till you know… she seems to really listen and try to chew…

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