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Life in Full Stride – Manisha Koirala in Conversation with Sadhguru – Video
Life in Full Stride – Manisha Koirala in Conversation with Sadhguru – Transcript
Manisha Koirala: Me being an actor and coming from performing arts and creative field how important is meditation in performing arts in direction acting theater? Sadhguru: See I think people go into art and music because unconsciously somewhere they touch moments of meditativeness in what they’re doing. If that element is not there I don’t think music art all these things would be worthwhile. Somewhere there are moments of meditativeness. So let me take away the word meditation because the word meditation in English language doesn’t mean anything. If I sit with my eyes closed I can do japa tapa dharana dhyana samadhi shoonya any number of things (Laughs). But in English language if I sit with my eyes closed they will say ‘He is meditating.’ By closing my eyes I could be doing any one of those things or you might have just mastered the art of sleeping in vertical postures (Laughter) you know. People learn this in conferences (Laughter). That’s why the lighting is kept like this you know (Laughter). Manisha Koirala: Yeah so that they can’t see. Sadhguru: to not to disturb the rear section of the hall (Laughter). So meditativeness means in some way if you sit here your mind is out here (Gestures) your body is here (Gestures) what you experience as myself is little away from these two things. That means you found a little space between yourself and your body between yourself and your mind. There are only two problems There are two kinds of sufferings in your life – physical and mental. Do you know of any other kind of suffering? No. Once there is a space between you and your body between you and your mind this is the end of suffering. Once there is no fear of suffering that ‘No matter what happens this is how I will be’ once that assurance is there within you then you will walk your life full stride. Whether creativity or industry or business or whatever kind of life you will walk full stride. When there is fear of suffering you will take only half-steps and it’s Manisha Koirala: When do How do I become that Guruji (Both laugh)? How? Sadhguru: Start Start a simple process called Inner Engineering. What we need is thirty hours of focused time. We format it in different ways – in seven days in three days three full days and many different ways – but we actually need is thirty hours of focused time. We create a a vehicle for you so that you can turn inward. Why I’m saying you need a vehicle to turn inward is – right now the five sense organs which are the only means of perception you have Seeing hearing smelling tasting touching – this i’s the only way you know life this is the only way you exist right now. You know that you exist only because you can see hear smell taste and touch. Suppose you fell asleep you don’t know whether the world exists or not or you exist or not isn’t it? So these sense organs are essentially outward bound in the sense – you can see what is around you you can never roll your eyeballs inward and scan yourself. You can hear this (Snaps his fingers) so much activity you cannot hear this. If an ant crawls upon this hand you can feel it so much blood flowing you cannot feel it. In the very nature of things sense organs are outward bound. But your experience entirely happens within you. Right now do you see where I am? Manisha Koirala: Guruji I saw you on YouTube. I know the conversation (Both laugh). Sadhguru: No no no do you see me now? Manisha Koirala: I know in my head (Laughs). Sadhguru: You have already seen that yes (Laughs). So this image is a reflection and happening in your mind within yourself. You hear me within you you see me within you you have seen the world within you. You have never seen heard tasted touched anything outside of you. It all happens only within you never happens outside of you. Or in other words the entire experience of life is being generated from within. When entire experience of life is being generated within at least what is happening within you must happen the way you want it isn’t it (Laughs)? The clamor in the world will not happen your way because it’s all of us put together this clamor. Little bit will happen my way little your way little somebody’s way it’s fine. But this calm is my way because this is an internal thing. What happens within you must be hundred percent your way nobody else’s way isn’t it? What happens outside everybody has a stake. Manisha Koirala: But that’s the most difficult part to be able to Sadhguru: It is not difficult. Right now suppose I ask you to unscrew a screw in this furniture with your hands what will happen? You’ll use your nails you will lose them. You’ll use your teeth and you’ll lose them but the screw won’t come. But if I give you a screwdriver effortlessly you will do it isn’t it? So what is needed is a tool. That’s why I said a vehicle to turn inward. There are no tools that’s why people think it’s so difficult. So Inner Engineering is a tool. It’s not a teaching it’s not a philosophy it’s not an ideology or belief system. It’s a tool that you learn to use.
Life in Full Stride – Manisha Koirala in Conversation with Sadhguru – Notes
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