Stop Limiting Life’s Possibility | Sadhguru

Stop Limiting Life’s Possibility | Sadhguru


Sadhguru: See this is the nature of a human being, whatever you’re deprived of; you think that is the highest thing. Whatever you don’t have, looks like
at that moment, that is the highest thing. If you’ve not eaten for two days, food will be God. Yes or no? No? Meditators: Yes. Sadhguru: Yes. If you don’t understand this, close your mouth,
hold your nose like this for two minutes (Gestures). Will you ask for air or God? Meditators: Air. Sadhguru: Air. God comes and says, ‘You want me or air?’
you’ll say, ‘Hell with you, I want to breathe’ (Laughter) because whatever at that moment you’re deprived of,
that becomes… takes on a… enlarges itself in such a way, it blocks everything out. Or in other words, when you are in any state of compulsiveness,
you don’t see anything the way it is, it gets exaggerated. If your bladder is full, one minute, I am talking about enlightenment, your bladder is very full, are you interested? ‘I don’t want any enlightenment’ right now, going to the bathroom
feels like ultimate liberation (Laughter). Yes or no? Meditators: Yes. Sadhguru: So just about anything, when you’re in a state of compulsiveness,
you don’t see anything the way it is. You will… life will get distorted to make you think that,
‘that is it’ at that moment. So like this human life passes from one com…
one compulsive state to another, never allowing yourself that little bit of space
where you could see things the way they are. If you do not even see life the way it is,
can you handle it the way it needs to be handled? It doesn’t arise, isn’t it? If you don’t see things the way they are,
you can never handle it, the way it needs to be handled. Because of this in many ways, individual human lives and the whole societies
have become distorted humanity. When I say distorted (Laughs), it’s normal, I mean normal (Laughs). I was talking to a… like a fourteen,
fifteen-year-old kids in a school. And I…I was… I couldn’t believe that – I was talking to about eleven,
twelve of them, young boys and girls. When something came up and I was just asking them what are they going to do next because they were in the tenth standard or something, they are only talking about
finding a job and earning a living. I couldn’t believe this because my whole life,
I never thought of earning a living. My… (Laughs) my dear father used to break his head, ‘This boy has no fear in his heart.
What will happen to him, what will happen to him?’ I said, ‘Not having fear is a problem? I thought fear is a problem’ (Laughter). I never thought, not having fear is a problem (Laughs). So according to the dictates of the divine I was supposed to become a doctor
because my father is a doctor. At the age of ten I told him,
‘No. That’s one thing I am not going to be. I am not going to be a doctor.’ But every day somebody is trying to work on me,
‘You must become a doctor, you must become a doctor.’ You know Indian family, you must become a doctor, if you cannot… of course, now they’ve all shifted to software (Laughter). I was (Laughs)… I was… I was in Chicago just a… you know, eight days…
just two days ago I came to India. So one week ago… eight days ago I was in Chicago and an Indian person came and I asked,
‘Okay, what are you doing?’ (Sadhguru imitates the person’s laugh)
‘What else, Sadhguru?’ That means he’s a software engineer (Laughter). There was a time if you said ‘What else?’
you were a doctor. Now if you say ‘What else?’ it means
you’re a software engineer. It is not because they are phenomenally
interested in human physiology, they became doctors, not because they are… have an electronic this-thing,
they became a software engineer; just to earn a living. Is it not important? I’m not saying it’s not important, all I am saying is, even an ant which has one millionth of your brain,
is capable of earning a living. What’s your problem with such a big brain? Why I am saying this is, this idea… this horribly limiting idea has been
imposed into our youths that you must earn a living, and that’s the biggest thing. With this big brain, earning a living
is actually a problem on this planet? Do you… I know everybody has been conditioned to believe that. It is not so, I am telling you. It is not so. Earning a living is a petty thing for human consciousness but unfortunately whole humanity is investing
all its energies and intelligence in just earning a living. If this one thing does not change in the world, that – I’m not saying one should not – all I am saying is, it need not occupy the
entirety of human consciousness to earn a living. If you put one little finger to work, it’ll earn a living. It’s capable, this is capable of that. All human genius has been smothered to death simply because everybody is thinking,
‘How to earn a living, how to earn a living’ you know? The moment they can earn a living,
they will sit down and become fat (Few Laugh). You must be seeing,
‘What can I do with this life?’ isn’t it? Yes…You must be seeing,
‘What is the greatest thing I can do with this life?’ because one day you will fall dead, do you know? Do you know you will fall dead one day (Whispers)? Meditators: Yes… Sadhguru: So before you die, whatever is the
peak possibility for this life should happen, isn’t it? ‘I earn my living. I earn my living’ this is a big pride. Why don’t you see every insect,
every worm, every bird, every animal, every creature on this planet is earning a living. What is such a… what is… what is there
to be so proud of about ‘I earn my own living?’ Everybody is earning their own living, isn’t it? Only human beings are making a big issue out of it, too big a issue. When I look at it, how human intelligence has been
sacrificed at the altar of earning a living, it’s unbelievable. How many things human beings could have done;
how many incredible things they could have done, but instead of that, they are earning a living. So it’s very, very important, I am… I am just thinking, we should start a wave, particularly in schools and colleges that
earning a living is not… is a damn little thing. It is not the prime of your life. With one little finger, you can earn a living. With this big brain? When an ant can earn its living, this big brain (Gestures),
should it struggle to earn a living? That has become a problem because
you want to be like somebody else. Isn’t it? You want to be like somebody else. That enslaves you and once you are into this chakkar, nothing else is possible. It just keeps you going, and going and going endlessly. Now this possibility of this simple thing called yoga is not about twisting your body, is not about getting fit, it’s not about getting healthy. This… all these things nature will do for you,
if only if you live in tune with it. This is about understanding the geometry of
the cosmos through the geometry of your own system. I’m calling this a geometry because cosmos is a geometry, isn’t it? Planet Earth is going around the sun. What is it? A diesel powered? You think a big diesel engine is pushing it? If it was, the roar of that engine would have killed us (Laughs). Just the perfection of geometry,
just keeps going and going and going, isn’t it? You’ve seen those perpetual machines? Have you seen those little ones? If you just do it like this (Gestures),
for years on end it’s going. So this is just that, it’s a perfection of geometry
which keeps it going, and going, and going. The whole Universe is geometrically perfect
that’s why it stays there. Otherwise it wouldn’t. And if you learn to hold your body in a certain way, if the geometry of your body is in alignment
with the geometry of the rest of the creation, suddenly (Claps) you will find there is a rapport, a rapport which will allow you – you can download the whole cosmos into this one. This is not a tiny little… If you simply… like this (Gestures) if you live,
you’re just a piece of flesh and bone. If you just get it right, suddenly this is something else. Probably these days,
you don’t have this experience anymore, because you’ve got all ‘Tata Sky’, ‘Dish Net’
and all that stuff, but if suppose you had a television in your
home in eighties, when first the Doordarshan came, you are watching your favorite cricket match, suddenly your television was bhoop bhoop bhoop, then you climb up the terrace and there, there is one aluminum contraption
(Gestures) (Laughter). If you do like this, nothing will come (Gestures). If you do like this, nothing will come (Gestures). You just get it to the right place, Ah! the world pours into your sitting room. This is just like that. If you learn to just hold it right, the whole cosmos will pour into you. So, this is… engineering yourself does not mean engineering yourself
to breathe little better, to be little more healthy. No. This is about realizing the full potential
of what it means to be human.

81 Replies to “Stop Limiting Life’s Possibility | Sadhguru”

  1. thanks sadguru to make me reliase that it is more important to know yourself than other things….which has less relevance in our life…..

  2. thank you for this. it truly opens my eyes. do you think E.T. 's are real and if so why hid it from the public?

  3. Bless you Sahguru! When even an ant earns its living, why do we spend most of our lives concerned about how to continue earning a living?

  4. His thought process on every day Life is so enlightening, and refreshing. His voice is very calming as well, so that helps.

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