What Does it Mean to Be Human, What is the Significance | Sadhguru


Welcome to Sync Mind. Please Use Headphones! Once we are born as human beings life got complicated if we had come here like any other creature on the planet stomach full, life settled. Once we come as human beings, stomach empty… only one problem, stomach full – one hundred problems; because what we refer to as human really begins only after
survival is taken care of. Only when survival is fulfilled, the traits of being human will find expression. Till… as long as we are struggling for survival, we are also just another biological
entity like any other creature. So what does it mean to be human, what is the significance? Because every other creature can fulfill almost everything that
most human beings are doing without so much fuss. We are born, they are also born just like us. We grow up with lot of fuss, they grow up with… without much fuss. For us earning a living is a very big thing, all of them earn their own living. We may reproduce, they reproduce. We die, they die. All this with… we do with enormous fuss, they do it without much fuss – in a ecofriendly manner they conduct their life. Everything is a big fuss. Why it is so is human life is not fulfilled by fulfilling the basic
requirements of survival. If we could eat well and
everything would be okay, then it would be very
simple to feed the world. But that’s not how it is because for every other creature nature has drawn two lines, within which they live and die. For a human being there
is only a bottom line, there is no top line. He can aspire for anything. Because there is no top line, people are struggling. Or in other words what we are struggling with is not our bondage as usually
popularly it is said we are truly struggling
with our freedom. We can be whichever way we
want, that’s our struggle. If our lives were fixed like
every other creature’s life we would also be… stomach full,
we would sit peacefully, isn’t it? Do you see… that… if our lives were contained like
that of an earthworm or a grasshopper or a cat or a dog we would have no issues stomach full, everything fine. Because our lives
are not contained or because there is no top line we can aspire for just about anything, that’s our struggle. This is an evolutionary problem, in the sense, what we are struggling with actually is our intelligence and awareness. Probably some scientists
have been suggesting this that… serious I know so called serious scientists
who’ve suggested this it’s appalling and shocking that
they actually suggested this they said, “When a child is born if we do a small brain surgery, we can take away most of
the crime on the planet, everybody would be peaceful.” Actually if you take away half
the brain nobody would be unhappy, you could feed them with a tube and everybody would sit here peacefully. You won’t need any yoga, meditation, nothing, if you remove half the brain. If you take away the possibilities, the problems will go away,
everybody knows that. Yes? If you keep all the possibilities open and still you are not a problem,
that’s a wonderful way to be. No possibilities,
no problems that’s not life, that’s death. So what is this solution for the human predicament because no matter what happens seems to be unfulfilled? Right now living in this town whatever aspirations you have, the moment it is fulfilled you have a next aspiration. Isn’t it so? No matter where you are in your life, whether you are the king of this town or you are down there you want something to
happen in your life. If that happens you want the next
thing to happen, if that happens you want
the next thing to happen. So why are you going in
installments like this? Suppose I make you the king
or queen of this planet maa, don’t look at me hopefully… will I commit such a blunder (Laughs)? Suppose we make the king… make you the king or queen of this planet, would you be fulfilled, I’m asking you? Would you be fulfilled? No, you would want the other planets
and the stars and the galaxies because there is something
within a human being which is not willing to
settle for any boundaries. It is aspiring for a boundless possibility. If you’re seeking boundlessness, seeking it through physical
means is a hopeless case. You aspiration is fantastic because if you really look at it sitting here if you really look at it suppose right now you become
the king of this planet you were not satisfied, we made you the king of the
solar system not satisfied, we made you the king of the universe not satisfied if you really look at this what you are aspiring for is infinite nature. Your aspiration is fantastic but the means is miserable, in the sense suppose you’re driving your
car today and you saw the moon and you felt like going there. Sometimes the advertisements
are so exaggerated, they told you, floor the accelerator it will go to the moon.” If you try very hard you may go beyond the moon but you will not go to the moon. Yes or no? Because a car is not a suitable
vehicle to go to the moon, you need another kind of
vehicle to go to the moon. So similarly here, through physical means we are
trying to become infinite. It’s… Aspiration is wonderful but the vehicle is miserable because the nature of physicality is like this physical means it comes with a defined boundary. Only because there is a defined boundary we can call this a physical body. If I take away all boundaries of this, can you call this a physical
body if it is everywhere? Physicality means The fundamental nature of
physicality is a defined boundary. Without a boundary there is no physical nature but right now there is
something within you which is constantly aspiring to break the boundaries. Just look at yourself and see, suppose we imprisoned you in a 5×5 cubicle, you will be very miserable. Tomorrow we announce your liberation and release you into a 10×10 cubicle, it will be wonderful for a day but again you will feel miserable. Then day after tomorrow we’ll
release you into a 100×100 cubicle, you will feel great for three days, What I’m asking you is it doesn’t matter how big the boundary is, the moment you realize there is
a boundary you want to break it. Yes or no? This is the nature
of the human being. It doesn’t matter all kinds of pacifist,
philosophies have been taught, “Be content with what you have, don’t aspire for more
than what…” you know, “do not…” (Laughs)
all kinds of things. It’s not worked for
a single human being it only works when you are
sick or when you are dying. You are sick and down today, today if I tell you,
“You should not aspire for anything, be satisfied with what you have,” you will say, “Yes, anything is
okay, just get me well.” Tomorrow you are once again the energy is back, hmm… ready… for something more. Yes or no? Only when you are beaten and down, then these philosophies will work. For a… For a healthy living human being these philosophies of “Be happy
with what you have”, doesn’t work. Now does it mean to say a human being has to be
eternally in turmoil, eternally in struggle? No. What we do in terms of our aspiration is just this essentially nothing
is going to fulfill us unless we touch a
boundless state. And boundlessness is
not going to happen within the limitations
of the physical. When I say within the
limitations of the physical, right now your whole experience of
life is limited to the physical. See your experience of
life right now is happening because you can see, you can hear, you can smell, you can taste and you can touch. This is the only way you know
that you are here, isn’t it? It is through five sense organs that
you are experiencing everything. These five sense organs cannot perceive anything other than physical. You can only see the physical, you can only hear the physical, you can only smell,
taste and touch the physical. That which is not physical is not within the ambit of these five sense organs. So if you do not
transcend the five senses, there is no possibility of
experiencing anything beyond… physicality. If you do not experience
anything beyond physicality, this longing of wanting
to be something more, something more
endlessly going on you are not looking for
more, you are looking for all and all is not possible
through physical means.

13 thoughts on “What Does it Mean to Be Human, What is the Significance | Sadhguru

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  2. Thank you for this. Understanding this correctly helps me realize that the best time I have is Right now to live and enjoy my life with what I have already and appreciate it .

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