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Human Wellbeing is the Only Business _ Sadhguru – Video
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Sadhguru: See the fundamental flaw in this entire process is without enhancing yourself you’re trying to enhance your activity. It’s like You’re from UK hmm? Interviewer: Scotland yes. Sadhguru: Scotland. You take a junk Vauxhall and try to drive it on the F1 track. It’s bound to fall apart. Instead of dreaming of winning an F1 race if you build a machine which is capable of doing whatever your intelligence allows to build whatever kind if you build one then it’ll do whatever it does. Whether it wins or not is subject to what others have done whether you win a race or not simply depends on how good or bad other people are. but when we do something are we functioning from the highest possibility within us or from the lowest possibility or somewhere in between is the big question. And the biggest question in human life is you do not know what is your highest possibility. For every other creature on this planet nature has drawn two lines within that they live and go. For the human being there is only bottom line there’s no top line. So it doesn’t matter what you become you still don’t know whether you have hit the peak or not. Only those people who are only interested in winning races with other crippled people they have hit the peak But any genuine human being who is exploring his own nature you never know if you’ve hit your peak because there is still room do no matter what you have done. So enhancing the machine this human mechanism is most important. Whether you win the race or not whether you did this or not is not important. If you have this enhanced everything that you do will be enhanced. People around you think you are super human simply because everything that you do seems to be of a different nature of a different quality that they can’t imagine. Not because you’re intending to to do things better than other people simply because you have spent time to enhance this one So this is a fundamental flaw in the attitude with which people are entering the world. Instead of building a great mechanism which will whatever it does will be of a great possibility people are trying to do great things which is which is going to kill them. That’s why successful people are miserable. Somehow they have managed to do something and it’s taking such a big toll on them Sadhgur: No confidence. Sadhguru: Yes. So that’s the thing. The only quality is clarity. People think confidence is a substitute for clarity. That’s a biggest disaster. The great disaster in the planet is people who have no clarity have confidence Sadhguru: So that’s why all the loud advertising because there is no clarity but there is confidence See you are who you are only because of whatever you might have perceived. What you’ve. What you have not perceived is not you isn’t it? Simon Kemp: I like that. Sadhguru: You See whether you’re consciously aware of this or not how people experience you right now is – whatever you have perceived in whichever way it’s finding expression that is what people’s experience of you are and that is what your experience of yourself is. Whatever you have perceived that’s all. Instead of enhancing perception we are trying to enhance again expression. You’re You’re in the social s media stuff. Everybody wants to express anything and everything no matter whether they know something or don’t know something everybody wants to express. This is the age of expression without perception. It’s a disaster People are becoming who they are because of what they express not because of what they have perceived. If You are who you are because essentially in life the nature of life is such only what you have perceived is you. But right now because you pick bits and pieces all over the world you can express all kinds of things that you don’t know. See today a twelve-year-old child looks bored Never before it was so it’s only in this generation because he’s seen the cosmos through his phone screen. He knows everything there is nothing he does not know. Simon Kemp: The facts are all there but maybe they have not Sadhguru: They’re not facts They are not facts. You You call them facts. All right you call them facts if you want to but I’m saying me knowing how many million light- years away is a particular galaxy which we call as Z-1-27 is not knowledge. Whether it’s ten million light-years or hundred million light-years makes no difference because in my perception there is no way to experience a light-year first of all. It’s It’s all conceptual. It is not experiential. Unless your perception is experiential it doesn’t enhance you. It is just accumulation. Like people accumulate wealth money useless things all over trinkets people are accumulating knowledge or information trinkets which will make them look smart in a tea party. Only in comparison to somebody else who does not know where galaxy Z-1-27 is. Simon Kemp: Okay. So based on that that concept of Sadhguru: It’s not a concept. Sadhguru: Information. Sadhguru: When you bite so much you will bloat Simon Kemp: This is true. Sadhguru: and get unhealthy . Sadhguru: See in this question there’s a fundamental flaw. Simon Kemp: Okay Sadhguru: In the sense because you belong to a generation which is goal-oriented. Simon Kemp: True. Sadhguru: Goal-oriented means you are interested in the mango the sweetness of the mango but you are not interested in the tree. because slowly you are living in a generation where mango comes from a supermarket not from a tree. It may so happen in a laboratory they will make a mango all right. But if you want mangoes in your garden you don’t have to think mangoes you don’t have to meditate upon mangoes. You have to think soil filth manure water sunlight. No mangoes in your mind you have only manure soil water sunlight in your mind mangoes will happen. Or in other words you are too interested in the consequence but not in the process which causes the consequence. This is goal-orientedness. In yoga we say if you have one eye on the goal you have only one eye to find your way – it’s inefficient. If you use both your eyes to find your way according to your capability you will go as far as you can go. That means you are not concerned how far somebody’s going you want to go as far as you can go. That’s what you’re interested in. But right now this goal-orientedness means you’re only interested in going one step further than your neighbor. Or in other words the only joy that you have in your life is somebody is doing worse than you. I think that’s a sick mind. Sadhguru: From digital to divine . Sadhguru: See tell me tell me one thing. You can look at Mr. Bolt you know You could look at Mr. Bolt for the inspiration all right? But if you try to run like him you will break your legs – that’s all that’ll happen. For inspiration you can look at Mr. Bolt – perfectly fine. You can look at Mr. Sachin Tendulkar for inspiration. You try to go and face a ball which is coming at hundred-and-sixty kilometers per hour – a hard ball – you will kill yourself really. Most people know cricket only on television so they think it’s a nice game. Go and stand there – it’s the most violent game. Simon Kemp: It’s terrifying. Sadhguru: Projectiles are coming at you at tremendous speed giving you a fraction of a second to react and hit the ball. Because they see it only on television they think it’s a nice beautiful game. No it’s Among all the games that are popular today in the world it is the most dangerous game. Nowhere else any hard ball is coming at you at that speed. Really it Most of the time coming at your head Simon Kemp: There is a certain degree of animosity the way that this Sadhguru: No no. I’m I’m saying because somebody mastered that with. Well he was talking to you about the level of dedication right from his childhood how he’s involved. So Tendulkar is Tendulkar all right? You can use him as an inspiration but you don’t try to do what he is doing today afternoon because you will be dead. Yes. So you can use a high level of whatever somebody has set a goal as an inspiration. Somebody is running a hundred meters in eight seconds you can use it as a inspiration. Don’t try to do it It’s like a Vauxhall trying to be a Ferrari Sadhguru: Mhmm That’s. That’s the biggest mistake because who knows? Maybe you can hit the ball better than Tendulkar. Right now why do you want to limit yourself to Tendulkar standards? There was a time nobody believed that you will reach hundred in a cricket game only after thirty-five to forty overs. I remember this change that happened. First time Sanath Jayasuriya hit the ball – within the first twenty overs hundred. Now people are hitting it within eight nine overs. Okay Simon Kemp: (Sounds like – The rules have changed?) Sadhguru: Because they’re not thinking about what somebody did. You hit the ball according to your capability. Who knows maybe you will hit it better than Tendulkar we don’t know. The possibility is there. In reality there may be a distance that’s different. But the possibility is there. So if you become goal-oriented your goals are always determined by other people’s capabilities. you will never do what you could have done. Maybe you can’t hit a ball maybe you could do something else way better than anybody else. But you will never do that because you go on trying to hit the ball that you can’t hit Sadhguru: Market people cannot access it Sadhguru: Human Human beings can markets cannot. few times when I was at the Economic Forum the World Economic Forum people keep on referring to India as ’emerging market.’ I said ‘Don’t refer to us as a market. We are not a marketplace.’ Once you think somebody is market how are you going to approach them? You’re going to put some nonsense that you have created try to convince them they must drink this or eat this or buy this or use it or whatever. If I saw you as a human being and I’m concerned about you and your well-being I would see what you need. If I do what I what you need If I manufacture what you need I don’t have to market it. Market-man will go out. Manufacturing is all that’s needed But right now you’re doing something that people don’t need and you have to convince them that they need it. It’s very clear even a kindergarten child knows that this body doesn’t need carbon dioxide it needs oxygen. But somebody is putting carbon dioxide in the bottle and calling it ‘the real thing’ so they need marketing. Marketing department is bigger than the manufacturing because you’re trying to convince somebody carbon dioxide is good for you. Well you may. You may convince a generation. A whole generation was convinced smoking tobacco is the best thing you could do. If you’re a man you must smoke otherwise you’re not a man. Yes or no? A whole generation believed ‘If I don’t smoke and blow the smoke in your face I’m not man enough.’ But now suddenly it’s become no good. So this is what the marketing men will do. They’re trying to sell something that people may not need. Instead of looking at someone as market if you look at them in human beings with some concern you would know what they need. If you manufacture that you don’t have to market it they will stand in a queue Sadhguru: I’m saying largely market-men will get eliminated. Manufacturing and people – in between little marketing. Both you and me are manufacturing something that he wants. But now I’m trying to tell him what I’m manufacturing is really what you want not what this guy is doing. Actually that’s the truth Sadhguru: Not that we are not using it we are using it in a very skewed way. Sadhguru: Gossip gone global Sadhguru: Because food looks prettier than the people who eat them Simon Kemp: Slightly disconcerting concept again Sadhguru: No no if people are taking pictures of the food they eat and putting it on obviously they think it looks prettier than them Sadhguru: See all this is happening I mean leave the jokes apart. This is because people are trying Because now they found a means a technological means to find expression. Expression more than perception means marketing department is bigger than manufacturing. That’s all that’s happening. Sadhguru: Hmm? See what would perception look like? See there are only five instruments of perception right now for you – seeing hearing smelling tasting touching. So what you perceive through these five senses a certain process an amalgamated process of these five senses Right now you’re sitting here. You’re seeing you’re hearing I hope you’re not smelling anything but actually it’s all happening. Smelling sensations heat cold – all these things are happening. You may not be conscious of it unless it becomes acute. Simon Kemp: Right. Sadhguru: Otherwise if you walk from there to there there are twenty-five different kind of smells – minimum I’m saying – but most of the time you are not conscious of it unless something becomes very pleasant or very unpleasant. So every moment all the five senses are recording phenomenal amount of information. Now the process the processing of this information is happening from a certain prejudice. When I say prejudice the identity causes prejudice. If you are functioning from an identity whatever – you are English I’m Indian I’m somebody’s man somebody’s woman – this is all prejudice. People think they’re broadminded. Well it’s a broad prejudice Yes. The moment you’re identified with something there is a certain prejudice attached to it you can’t help it. That’s the way the intellect works because intellect cannot function without identity. If you take away identity your thoughts will become still. That’s all it is. That’s It’s called meditation. If you can sit here without being identified with the physiological or psychological or the worldly process that’s going on you will become meditative. Because you’re not identified with anything your intellect becomes quiet. As long as you’re identified do what you want you cannot stop it. It’s like you’ve eaten bad food then you want to control the gas – it won’t work It’ll anyway happen. So now you’re identified with something that you are not. See you belonging to a certain nation you belonging to this or that is something that we’ve made up all right? What we make up we must manage. But what we made up has gone out of control. You identified to such a point you really think it’s it – you’re willing to live and die for it. So because of that identity what you call as my mind or intellect has become prejudiced in a certain way. From that prejudice it’s working. It’s okay for survival process. This prejudice is good for survival process. But if you’re wanting to look for clarity you want to see things the way they are you want to perceive life just the way it is not the way not as an Englishman not as an Indian not as a man not as a woman but you want to experience life just the way it is then you must have the ability to distance yourself from identity and just look at it. It’s not that you’re not at all doing it. Every human being is becoming released from their identity at some point of involvement with something okay? But it’s not a conscious process it’s not by choice. Once in a way it’s happening. Those moments they produce something significant. Rest of the time they’re just a mess. I’m talking about. If you have a machine every time you touch it it must fire all right? Intermittently it fires once in a way that’s not a great machine. The same goes for the human being. If you have a spark of genius you must be able to make it happen spark all the time twenty-four hours. Otherwise it fires once in a way accidentally then you become astrological. You’re looking for the right position of the planets for you to fire That’s That’s inefficiency. That inefficiency is coming because perception is blocked. Sadhguru: Oh yes. There’s an entire science. As there is a science and technology to create external situations the way we want it there is a whole science and technology to create inner situation the way we way you want it. This is what we’re calling as Inner Engineering – to engineer your interiority the way you want. Sadhguru: See this question is coming from a fundamental that you believe that everything can be fixed intellectually. Simon Kemp: Yes. Sadhguru: No it cannot be As I said when I was speaking in the morning the other dimension of intelligence within you if you I think today people are beginning to talk about emotional – what? Emotional intelligence not just IQ EQ and whatever. – This is just rudimentary steps taking at least one small step but a rudimentary step. This is essentially a a very deep-rooted Western malaise which has gotten into everybody today across because all of us are going through Western education. We may be living in India but our education is completely unfortunately English because ‘intellect is supreme’ this is a European idea. In India we have not given much significance to intellect because your intellect always functions from a limited data that you have gathered. Your thought process happens only from the limited data that you have. If you function from your thought process nothing new will ever happen in your life because you’re just r recycling the old all the time. Maybe you can produce permutations and combinations of that. Here our focus has always been how to enhance your perception. Don’t worry about your thought whether it looks smart or dumb it that’s not the issue. How to enhance the perception? If your ability to perceive life is enhanced naturally your ability to act in the world is naturally enhanced without any effort. Sadhguru: We can give you a simple a twelve-minute simple process of meditation. It’s available on the web. We can give you a CD. It’s freely available. Millions of people have practiced this – very simple form. If they do that and if it works they can do something more serious. Simon Kemp: Twelve-minute. Sadhguru: It’s called Isha Kriya. You just go on the net and say Isha Kriya it’ll come up. There’s a phone app. You can put it on your phone. Simon Kemp: Phone app! Sadhguru: Yoga is a technology for well-being okay? Simon Kemp: All right. Sadhguru: Actually our tagline is ‘Inner Engineering Technologies for Well-being.’ You don’t need to believe it. Why I’m insisting it’s a technology is it doesn’t matter who you are whether what gods you believe in or you disbelieve in which part of the geography you come from if you learn to use it it works. That’s the beauty of technology. Here if you learn to use it it works and that’s the nature of yoga. If you learn to use it it’ll work for you. It doesn’t matter who you are where you come from what you believe or disbelieve. So these are technologies for well-being. Making use of outs external technologies to disseminate the same is a natural outcome. It’s a very natural thing to do. So for the first time in the history of humanity our ability to reach human beings on this planet is like never before. The speed and the scope of it is unimaginable just twenty-five years ago or even ten years ago if you ask me. But people tell me – I don’t know if this is factually correct but people tell me sixty percent of the internet space is covered by pornographic material. I don’t know if I’m right on the figure but people tell me so. I think that’s a crime. So I’m making an effort technologies for inner well-being of the human being must dominate the space so that human beings learn how to be well that the tools for well-being must be in the hands of every human being The tools for well-being must be in the hands of individual human beings not in the hands of organizations gurus popes no matter what. I’m saying the tools for your well-being must be in your hands not in my hands. Unfortunately you left it in my hands I’m trying to see put it into your hands. So please give us the digital support. Simon Kemp: Gladly. Sadhguru: to make that happen. Sadhguru: See the basic issue is do you want to look good or feel good or be good within yourself? Simon Kemp: A lot of the Western world sees them as the Sadhguru: It’s about looking good. Looking good is more important than what’s happening within you. Even if you’re a tortured human being within you you just have to look smart and nice and like that. Simon Kemp: Mhmm Sadhguru: This has to be taken away from an early childhood. Looking good is not important. What is your experience of life? Is your experience of life great or not? This is what is important. This value change must happen. It’s not something that you can change overnight in the world but those who suffer immensely will change. I see that suffering coming because suffering is getting younger and younger. There was a time only old people used to be worried. Now you see a twelve-year-old boy is seriously worried. So when that kind of suffering comes looking good is not important. When suffering becomes unbearable people will understand looking good is not important how I experience my life is important. You hear this talk all over isn’t it these days? Still the necessary corrections have not been made but people are beginning to talk. So this is the time technologies for inner well-being are transmitted. The time is right.
Human Wellbeing is the Only Business _ Sadhguru – Notes
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