Understanding the Human Mind | Sadhguru


Welcome to Sync Mind. This audio session combines Sadhguru’s
speeches with Binaural Beats Technology. Please Use Headphones
and Listen Carefully. This Audio can Enlighten You! In the yogic sciences there
is no such thing as brain. Brain is just body. Like there is a heart, like there is a
liver, there is a brain, it’s just body. I think this overly exaggerated
sense of what is brain is coming because,
as I mentioned it in the morning here, Our education systems have
become purely intellectual. We think intellect is everything. Let me… I mean… I will try to say it in a very brief way. When you say something very
complex in a brief way, there will be holes in it. Please pick the holes if you find
them, otherwise… I’m okay. In the yogic system, we are looking
at the human mind as sixteen parts. These sixteen parts are in four categories. The first one is buddhi. Buddhi means the intellect. Intellect, I am asking you,
do you want your intellect sharp or blunt? All of you must choose,
I’m going to bless you. (Laughs) You want it sharp,
so intellect is essentially like a knife. You use a knife to cut things open. This is the nature of the intellect, whatever you give it it will dissect. The entire modern science is
coming out of human intellect, so everything is by dissection. If you give this flower to the scientists, they will rip it open and see. If you rip it open and see, yes of course there
are many facts you will know about the flower. Only thing is you won’t have the
flower after that. (Laughter/Applause) And now if you really want to know something, let’s say you really want
to get to know your mother, please don’t dissect her. (Laughter) That’s not the way it works because… What you can know by dissection is material aspect of life. You cannot know life by dissection. Only the material and the
physical can be dissected. But now we are using our intellect to
understand the entire gamut of things. Now we try to dissect. We go on talking about unifying the
world and unity and enlightenment everything with intellect, This is like using a knife to stitch something. If you stitch something with
a knife you leave it in tatters. So you are seeing this, the more
knowledge you gather about something, the more misunderstanding and further
away from truth we are becoming. Not because information is bad because
we are trying to stitch with a knife. So intellect is like a knife it must
be sharp, it is a survival instrument. If you did not have a discriminatory intellect, you would not be surviving on this
planet, it’s very very vital. But survival is all that it can do but intellect cannot function unless there is a certain volume of memory. If you wipe out all your memory, it doesn’t matter how…
whatever you IQ is right now, if you take off all your memory you will suddenly look stupid. You may be still intelligent, but you look stupid.
This always happens in India, people are putting rural
children and urban children together and testing them. Just because of the volume of information
that the urban child has he looks smart. A rural child looks stupid,
but you put them in real situations, you will see they will come out so smart because their intelligence is fully on.
(Applause) So… intellect looks smart only when you
back it up with lot of information, and hence you see information technology
and everybody is mad about information. They are not looking into their
phones simply for waste of time, because only with all that
bits and pieces of data, they look smart among their friends, in the society in which they live. It’s only with data they can look
smart, without data they can’t do one thing smart.
I will just tell you an example. We have two different types of schools. One is a modern kind of school where 30% of the
children coming from United States in India. And another is a completely traditional
school where we teach them only yoga, classical dance, classical music, kalaripayattu – the mother of all martial arts – Sanskrit language and english language They don’t go through any academics as such. This is a few years ago… little little ones, they all run to
the place to hand wash, hand washes at this height, many of these six seven
year olds can’t reach. So all this… those who are
going through modern education, they will go and stand there
in a very civilized way, wait… for a teacher or somebody
to come and put a bench they will climb on the
bench and then wash. These other kids ran there, the older ones bent down the younger ones
climb on top of them wash and run away. So, too much orientation towards intellect, and the other dimensions of intelligence are completely uncultivated today, so the next dimension of the
mind is reffered to as ahankara, which we have completely ignored. Ahankara does not mean ego,
as most people are beginning to think, it means identity. What are you identified with? Because intellect is essentially an instrument to protect the identity
that you have taken on. If I say I’m Indian, suddenly my intellect
makes me think that way, makes me willing to
live and die for it. you will see just a piece of cloth if you show… I mean a flag People will have tears in their eyes. Just the identity! If you had put them somewhere else and shown
another flag the same thing would happen. In India Pakistan it’s very very striking because it was one nation and
suddenly somebody drew a line, and the entire emotion the
way it works is amazing, simply because you got
identified with this or that, so intellect is an instrument
which protects the identity. Identity is that instrument which allows the intellect to function in a certain way, when I say a certain way… Suppose you’re identified just
with this “me” as a person, your intellect will do only this, to protecting you all the time. All the time just doing this. Now I say my identity is my family, now your intellect will do
everything to protect that, or you say a community, or race, or a religion, or a nation. In the name of race, religion,
nation how many things we have done which are utterly
idiotic and inhuman, but… we do it with great pride because we are identified,
because this is the nature. If we have to continue that analogy, if intellect is the knife, the hand that holds it is the identity. You tell me… In handling a knife, – knife is important that it must be sharp but whether it becomes destructive
or productive is determined by the hand that
holds it isn’t it? But in today’s society, in today’s
world, there is no cultivation of the hand at all. The smaller and smaller
identities that we are creating will inevitably cause disturbance
within the human being and in the world there is no other way. Right from ancient times in Eastern cultures, always we have been taught to have
a cosmic identity ‘Aham Brahmasmi’ At the age of 12 you must
know ‘Aham Brahmasmi’. This means ‘I am the cosmos’. Without identifying with a limitless identity no education should be given. Only after identity is fixed then education. Because without the right kind of
identity education becomes destructive, because you have a limited identity. We can say whatever we want but essentially all crime, all evil,
all most terrible things that we do is just a question of
limited identity isn’t it? This is… This is my way, that is your way,
this is my country, this is your country, this is my religion, this is your religion,
this is all it is! So without cultivating the identity, we are sharpening the knife. We have an unsteady hand but we are sharpening the knife
and arming it with memory. So the next dimension of
the mind is called ‘manas’ which is a silo of memory. Here there are eight dimensions of memory. This starts from elemental memory, atomic memory, evolutionary memory, karmic memory, and conscious memory, unconscious memory, articulate memory, inarticulate memory,
like this there are many states of memory. As we already looked at this, this body carries the memory of everything that’s happened on this planet. If we pay enough attention, we can know simply by looking at
this how evolution has happened. Only 150 years ago, Charles Darwin talked about evolution by studying life on the planet. But over 15,000 years ago Adiyogi
spoke about how life evolved. He said, first: almost every Indian person knows it but not conscious of it is – the 10 avatars You must be studying much of it. The first one is fish or water
life, next one is amphibious. Next one is a mammal, next
one is half-man, half-animal. Next one is a dwarfed man. Next one is a full grown man but volatile. Next one is a peaceful man,
next one is a loving man. Next one is a meditative man, next one
is supposed to be the mystical man. This is not one man story. This is the evolution of life on this planet. So fifteen thousand years ago, somebody spoke about this by
not looking into the microscope, but looking inward because the entire evolutionary
story is written here. So the yogic system is focused on this, as to how to activate
different dimensions of memory, because without that, with limited amount of memory you
are bound to act in immature ways. So if your intellect becomes super capable, then it’s very very important
your identity is cosmic. Limitless Identity. And, your memory is evolved that all dimensions of memory are active. These three function in a certain way some people have evolved it in certain ways but largely it is happening in a very skewed way, too much of intellect and
other things are very… minimalistic. The fourth dimension of intelligence
is referred to as ‘chitta’. This is a dimension of intelligence which is unsullied by memory. See we must understand this we are who we are only because
of the memory that we carry from the color of our skin, to what we identify with, what we are, whether we are male or female or
everything everything is a question of memory. It is the memory stored in this
which is deciding all these aspects. Whether I am a human being or some
other creature is also question of memory. Memory is a tremendous possibility, but memory is also a limitation and a boundary. What is you and what is me, is right now – the boundary
of this is just memory – what I remember in my system and
what you remember in your system is the boundary. So memory is also a boundary. Memory is the basis of all
forms that have happened. There is a certain memory
which creates patterns which patterns in turn
create physical forms. The way we are,
the kind of form that we have taken is essentially out of the basic memory that is there. Never it got confused in the sense…. suppose you and a cow every
day start eating mangoes. Never it happens that one
day by accident or by… lapse of memory the cow became
human or you became a cow. Both of you is the same food every day, but it will not happen because the
memory is so strongly instilled at various levels. We are recognizing eight
different dimensions of memory. But ‘chitta’ has no memory. No memory means no boundary.
An intelligence beyond bounds. In the yogic culture, there is a mischievous way of expressing
this, we say – if you touch your ‘chitta’, God will become your slave. because your intelligence becomes boundless everything becomes within access. So… it is very important because this is the first time –
we must understand this this is the first time where our survival process is
as organized as it is today. This is the first time that human beings have so much time to look at things. Otherwise just putting the food
together would take 24 hours. Once again in affluent societies,
we are going back to the same thing. as you said in Montana,
somebody has to work three jobs. when so much land is there, why do you need to do a job to make your food? No, because you want to buy it in a Walmart! I’m saying we’ve just kind
of twisted the entire thing! For the first time, our survival… for example today,
you go into your superstore, what you need for next one
year you can buy bring it home, and not step out of your
house for the next one year. It’s possible. Never before it was possible! Today morning’s water if you have to get
means you have to walk down to the river, or the pond or something. For the first time our survival
process is so enormously organized. This is the time for humanity. This is the time for humanity to explore
deeper dimensions of life (Applause).

13 thoughts on “Understanding the Human Mind | Sadhguru

  1. Please, watch this can Be Interest: ☘️ How To Live a Wonderful Life | Sadhguru
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  2. The simplest things are some times the hardest to grasp. Thank you for helping us realize the truth that has always been there πŸ™

  3. Hi, Iβ€˜m a Teacher in Germany and wondering wether they still teach children in India how to build a cosmic identity until the age of 12 ? We would need that here too!!

  4. Sadhguru how to touch this Chita , pls make it possible for me , how to make the inner journey , do i have to come to Isha yoga center in Coimbatore Pranaam

  5. πŸ‘πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ§‘πŸ§‘β˜οΈπŸ’–πŸ’œβ€πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’—πŸ’—πŸ’›πŸ’›πŸ§‘πŸ’–πŸ’–β€πŸ’šπŸ’šπŸ’—πŸ’›πŸ§‘πŸ’–πŸ˜„πŸ€©πŸ€©πŸ’₯πŸ’₯πŸ’₯

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