Sadhguru: “Developing an Inclusive Consciousness” | Talks At Google

afternoon, everyone. My name is Jonathan Berent,
and I’ll be your host today. Thank you so much for coming. Thanks to those that are on
the livestream today as well. We live in dynamic times. Never before has a generation
been so assaulted by the images from the media, stories
from the internet that seem to touch a
nerve in us personally. Seems like every week, whether
you are black or white, straight or gay, from
a rich background or a poor background,
there’s a story that elicits a reaction in us. But there is hope. As long as the human spirit
is alive on this planet, there will always be hope. We only have to think of names
like Mahatma Gandhi or Mother Teresa, now Saint Teresa, Anne
Frank or Martin Luther King, to know that it just takes a
single, passionate individual who has the courage to
risk it all to bring the light into this world. If you would, picture one of
their iconic faces in your mind right now. Just take a moment. Bring one to mind. What do you notice inside? Is it courage,
inspiration, love? Before them, there had been
numerous beacons of change that have walked from
all walks of life. Milarepa was a Tibetan monk
who was very revengeful in his youth, but
then he became one of Tibet’s most loved and
cherished figures of history. Saint Francis of Assisi was
a rich, disillusion young man who left it all to pursue a life
of compassion and generosity towards everyone. The prophet Muhammad was
also born into a noble family and grew up to be rich but
then turned contemplative. What these three individuals
have in common is they all had the courage to
do the inner work first before they brought
outer change. Let’s stop there for a minute. Speaking of inner
work, how many of you might have had a little
twinge of emotion when I said one of these names? Why? Well, these names,
these last three ones, are associated with
world religions. And some of these religions have
been associated with violence. We’re not talking
about religion today. We’re not talking about
spirituality today. You can all breathe
a sigh of relief. We are talking about taking a
moment to reflect on the times that we live in and what
they require of us, what they require of us as an individuals
and what they require of us as a company, one of
the most influential companies on the planet. If you felt a twinge
of emotion when I mentioned one of these names
or even the word “religion,” that’s normal. If you feel outraged by
the things you see on TV or read in the
newspaper, that’s normal. If you have passionate feelings
about the election that’s coming up in a
month, that’s normal. In fact, if you don’t have some
of those passionate feelings, I’d say that’s not normal. [LAUGHTER] However, we have to learn
to deal with these emotions. We have to learn
to find ways that integrate our thoughts and our
emotions more constructively so we can more skillfully
navigate these dynamic times so we can have impact. Today we hope to give you both
the permission and the tools to do just that. Sadhguru is a realized
yogi and mystic. He’s a man whose passion spills
into everything he touches, including, I learned
yesterday, golf. With a keen mind and
an unbounded heart, his presence alone
gives you a taste of what the natural
state of the mind can experience in terms of
love and joy and freedom. Sadhguru’s vision to
transform the world has been unfolding
over the last 30 years. The Isha Foundation,
which he started, has numerous programs to
promote inclusive culture and establish global harmony. Named one of India’s 50 most
influential individuals, he has deeply touched the
lives of millions worldwide. He has spoken at forums
like the United Nations and humble villages
throughout India. He’s equally known for his
transformational yoga programs, as well as his large-scale
social projects. The projects address things
like quality education for the poor, environmental
stewardship, holistic health, peace, and well-being. Sadhguru says joy is our
nature, misery our own making. This is a provocative
statement that he addresses in his new book, “Inner
Engineering, a Yogi’s Guide to Joy,” which there will
be a few copies for sale in the back. Sadhguru. [APPLAUSE] SADHGURU: You don’t
mind if I cross my legs? JONATHAN BERENT: No, please. SADHGURU: My brains don’t
work if I don’t cross my legs. JONATHAN BERENT: Your
brain doesn’t work? SADHGURU: Yeah. [CHUCKLING] JONATHAN BERENT:
so much for joining us today, Sadhguru. I think the audience is
very interested in what you have to say. I guess to start, they define
inclusive consciousness. I’d love to hear
your thoughts on– SADHGURU: They
did not define it. JONATHAN BERENT: They did not. OK, well I was just going
to ask you what’s missing. [LAUGHTER] So you can start. SADHGURU: With all due respect,
they spoke about intent, right intent. They spoke about the
right kind of thoughts, Emotions, attitudes, and
to some extent actions. There is no
consciousness in this. If we are understanding
that the way we think, feel, and act is of
a consciousness, no. It is lie. We are mistaking a plant. We are mistaking the
flower for the soil. We are mistaking
expressions for the source. This is something that’s
happening everywhere, not just here. People think by
changing attitudes, their consciousness will change. No. By changing attitudes,
certain actions will change– yes,
positive, beneficial. But it is not truly
transformative. Change will happen. Transformation will not happen. If I have to define a
distinction between change and transformation, change
means the residue of the past will still remain. A transformation means
nothing of the past will remain, which is
what is needed today if you want to
create a new world, if you want a new generation
to have a fresh life. It’s been expressed
in so many ways. Being in this part of the world,
what their family are with, generally, someone said,
leave the dead to the dead. It’s very significant. This is not coming
out of recklessness. This is not coming
out of unconcern. But this is coming
with the concern that you must be a fresh life. You can learn many
things from the past about how to conduct yourself. But there is nothing to learn
from the past about how to be. Because you are a
complete life by yourself. You don’t have to learn how
to be a life from the past. Maybe you have to learn
how to be a good engineer. Maybe you have to learn
how to be something else in the society from the past. But you don’t have to learn
how to be a life from the past, because past has
nothing to do with this. This is a fresh life, and
this is a complete life. Consciousness is that
dimension, which is the very source of who we are. Our intentions, our actions,
our thoughts, and our attitudes are a consequence of that. Or in other words, we are
trying to fix the consequence without fixing the source. Now all these distinctions
of variety of things that they said, gender
discriminations, racial discriminations,
every kind, OK? Somebody is Hindu,
somebody is a Muslim, somebody is a Googler–
it becomes a religion after some time, believe me. [LAUGHTER] Second generation, they
will become a religion by themselves. Yes. I’m saying you will see a
football match going on. It’s like a religion,
two different clubs. They’re willing to fight
and kill each other. Just a game. [CHUCKLING] So
where does this come from? See, the nature of
being human is this. If you give me two minutes. There are four
dimensions of our mind. In modern societies, the
nature of our education has constipated our
mind in such a way because we are just largely
using just one dimension, which we call as the intellect. The other dimensions
of mind, if I have to use Indian
terminology, it means buddhi, ahankara,
manas, and chitta. What buddhi means
is the intellect. You do what you want. The nature of the intellect is
to slice things open and see. If you leave the world in
the hands of your intellect, your intellect will chop
it into a million pieces and will want to chop it
into further micro pieces and want to chop it into
further micro-micro pieces, depending upon how
sharp your intellect is. The sharper your intellect,
the more you dissect the world. You cannot stop it, because that
is the nature of the intellect. And it’s good. So you must apply
intellect only to know the material aspects of life. You can’t know life this way. If I want to know you,
can I dissect you? JONATHAN BERENT: No. [LAUGHTER] SADHGURU: But if a doctor wants
to know some aspect of you, materially what’s wrong with
you, he will take a biopsy. And in a way, he opens
it up and looks at it. It’s OK on that level. But I can’t know you as a
person by dissecting you. I can’t know you as a
life by dissecting you. I can know a part
of your body maybe. Similarly, I can know parts of
the world to make use of it. But I can’t know life as such. So intellect has
been over-energized in the last 100, 150 years. This is a European impact on
the rest of the world, where we think our thought is supreme. Someone went to the extent
of saying, I think so I exist or whatever. [LAUGHTER] I want to ask all of
you a simple question. Tell me, is it because
we exist we may think? Or is it because
we think we exist? Which way is it? Hello? Because we exist, we may
think, because people are in such a state of
mental diarrhea all the time. Nonstop it’s going on. They think it’s more of an
existence than existence. But my head is
all the time empty unless I want to
think about something. So I know a thought
is not necessary. I can just live here
without a thought. When I want, I will think. Otherwise, I’ll keep quiet. Just like my hand–
if I want to use it, otherwise I keep it here. Similarly, you must be able
to do this with your mind. Just because you lost control
over your mind and you think it’s everything
because it’s entering into every aspect of your
life where it has no business. Thought has been
over-energized by people. And the very nature of the
thought is such that if you think it must be logical,
it cannot be any other way. Well, what somebody is thinking
may look illogical to you, but they have found
their own logic. The most extreme person
that you have met, within himself or herself,
they have their own logic. Isn’t it so? They’re not speaking illogically
as far as they’re concerned. They have found their
own kind of logic. Logic means it needs two. Logic means it needs division. Now logically you’re
trying to arrive at inclusive consciousness. It’s not going to happen. Because you’re using
a knife to stitch. This is not going to work. If you use a knife to
cut, it’s efficient. You use a knife to
stitch things together, you will only tear
it up further. So my thought and
your thought, I am telling you, whatever
great meetings you have– I’ve been to every kind of peace
conference on the planet. What happens there? [LAUGHTER] It’s just short of war. [LAUGHTER] After some time, it heats up. But on the second day
anyway, it’s all over. They all get drunk in the
evening, and they go home. [LAUGHTER] If you make them stay
there for a week, I’m telling you right there,
there will be a battle. Yes, it is true. I’m not saying this
with any disdain. I made a sincere
effort to participate in all these
conferences at one time, believing they’re
going to lead to peace. But eight years ago, I decided
I will again go to these events, because people are professional
conference attendees. [LAUGHTER] They’re making a
living out of it. It’s not about peace. So the next dimension
of intelligence is called as ahankara. Ahankara means identity. This is important. In modern societies, we have
not cultured our children to culture their identity. When I say identity, the
fundamental identity for you is always your body. There’s a racial thing that
concerns him and concerns all of us. I’m darker than him, you know. I face it all the
time, joyfully. But I face it everywhere I go. I have extra features which
make me further discriminated. [LAUGHTER] But our first identity
is with the body. When we identify with the
body, the color of the skin also becomes part of it. Why do we identify
with the body? Because our experience
is limited to this. If you say me, you
mean this, isn’t it? Because you experience of
life is limited to this, naturally you are identified
with this, and this is you, and this is how you look. Somebody looks so
different, whether in gender or because of race or because of
maybe just fashion– who knows what makes them different? But suddenly, this
is me, that’s you. It’s established. But we sit here in this hall. Whatever the color of our
skin, whatever our religion, whatever our agenda, we
are inhaling and exhaling the same air. But we have no issue. Body has no problem. But the identity has a problem. You are identified
with something. We have not cultured
our children right from an early
age that your identity should be universal. This is something in
India traditionally. Before you start
education for a child, there is something
called [INAUDIBLE], where the first chant
that they must do is that my identification
is with the entire cosmos. Without this, you should not
give education to a child. That is the understanding. Because education is
seen as an empowerment. You should not
empower a person who has limited identifications. Because it doesn’t
matter whether it’s of individual nature or
of family or of community or race, religion, nation. It doesn’t matter. Once you have limited identity,
you will cause disharmony. You will cause cruel
things thinking you’re doing the right thing. I know the debate always goes
to ISIS and things like this. I want you to understand this. These people, looking
at their actions, you may be sitting here– I know
I’m getting into a minefield. Sitting here, all of us think,
these are horrible people. But you must understand this. They believe they’re
doing the greatest thing that a human being can do. They’re working for God. There can be no better employer. [LAUGHTER] Not Google– God. [LAUGHTER] JONATHAN BERENT: Who
you’ve never prayed to. SADHGURU: [CHUCKLING]
That’s my problem. [LAUGHTER] What I’m saying, you
should have seen this. I’m sure you guys
can Google anything. You must see there is a press
meet that the Afghan Taliban is conducting with the
international media just before the United
States invaded Afghanistan. All these young guys with long
beards and big, big turbans, they’re all sitting like this. And they’re asking questions. Just then they bomb
that Buddha statue, and they made this thing
that girls should not go to school and
many other things. So these kind of
questions are coming. Whatever you ask them, they say,
in our holy book, our prophet, our God said this, this, this. We’re just doing that. I was just watching those
guys, I had tears in my eyes. These are wonderful guys. These are guys who
are willing to die for what they believe in. But they’ve been screwed
up by the scriptures. Yes, these are
wonderful people who are willing to die for what they
think is that right, all right? A man who is willing to
die for what he thinks is right is a great man. But look at the
consequence, simply because of limited identity. So there’s ahankara. This identity is what
wills the intellect. If you hold the right
identity, from an early age if it’s brought into us
that your identity is with the entire
cosmos– because nothing happens here without
everything’s involvement in you. We are sitting on this
round planet, which is spinning and moving
at a great speed in the middle of nowhere. You don’t know where it begins,
where it ends, this thing. And look at us sitting
here and talking. How many forces– how many
forces in the existence are keeping you and me
in place on this chair? So there is no way we can exist
without the involvement of all this. But talking about
this intellectually is not going to
help, because you try to understand
intellectually, you’re using a knife. Further you will divide. So there is another dimension
of intelligence within you, which can make you come
to an experience of this. The next dimension
of intelligence is called as manas. Manas means a huge
silo of memory. There are eight types
of memory in this. I will just name them. I’m not going through this. There’s eight types
of memory are referred to as elemental memory, atomic
memory, evolutionary memory, karmic memory, sensory memory,
and in the karmic memory there are two types. One is called [INAUDIBLE]. That is a bank of memory,
which determines the very shape and size of your body. There’s another one which
is right now in play, so two dimensions of karmic memory. Inarticulate memory,
that there is a memory but you
can never articulate but it’s finding expression. When you see a chair,
you know this is where you should sit, not there. You didn’t think about
it, because there is a memory in you that
this is where you must sit. When you see a glass, you know
this is how you must hold. This is not simple. Without this knowledge,
you cannot build this. There is an enormous
memory which allows you to do almost
everything automatically. Because an inarticulate memory
is constantly in action. And that is articulate
memory, which is a very minuscule
part of your memory. The next dimension of
intelligence is most important. This is called as chitta. This is an intelligence
without an iota of memory in it, unsullied by memory. See, memory means a boundary. You guys are always
dealing with information. Today you’re in technology. I think memory does
not mean what’s here. Memory means– chh–
all over the place. Memory is a boundary. What I know is
always a boundary. What I do not know is a
limitless possibility, isn’t it? We have misunderstood
the power of ignorance. [CHUCKLING] Our knowledge is always
bound within boundaries. Our ignorance is boundless. So always in the
yogic system, we identify with our ignorance,
never with our knowledge. This is something we must
do in a technology company. Because that’s where
the possibility is. That is where the new terrain
is, in your ignorance, not in your knowledge. So chitta is
unsullied by memory. It’s just pure intelligence. Right now, if you eat an apple,
it turns into a human being. You cannot do it
with your brains. Even your brains were created
by what you eat, isn’t it? There is an
intelligence here, which is capable of transforming
anything to this, because it is making use of the
memory and the manas and making this happen. But the most important dimension
of your intelligence is chitta. In today’s education systems,
in today’s social conditions, there is no effort
to dip into deeper dimensions of our intelligence. We’re just too enamored
with our own intellect and now using this knife
to stitch everything. JONATHAN BERENT: Well, you
should know that even at Google when we interview people,
we have something called GCA that we look for, which is
General Cognitive Ability. I suppose that that would fall
into that intellect dimension. Most of us weren’t raised where
we were told from an early age to identify with the cosmos. So is there any hope for us? Or are we lost? SADHGURU: See, identifying
with the cosmos is just another thought. As a thought, it
doesn’t do much. It makes people a
little airy brained and they’ll start acting funny. You become New Agey. You know, I love the cosmos. [LAUGHTER] It’s very easy to
love the cosmos because it’s not here with you. [LAUGHTER] If you’ve got to love
somebody next to you, there’s lots of problems. [LAUGHTER] See, this wanting to
set up boundaries, the instinct of wanting to
set up boundaries, is so deep. You see a dog peeing
all over the place not because he has
some urinary problem. He’s building a kingdom. [LAUGHTER] It’s a pee kingdom, but
it’s a kingdom, all right? He’s building a kingdom. Every human being is
also doing the same thing because there are two
dimensions of your intelligence. One is designed to
create self-preservation. One aspect of your
intelligence is designed for self-preservation,
which is your intellect. The chitta, that dimension
of the intelligence is designed to make you expand. Once you have come
as a human being, this is your issue
fundamentally. Whoever you are, whatever you
are right now in your life, you want to be something more. If that something more happens,
you want to be something more. If that something more happens,
you want to be something more. I’m sure you guys want to
set up Google Maps for Mars. Yes, if that happens
for the entire universe if it’s possible. Because this is the
nature of being human. There is one dimension which
always wants to expand. Another dimension always
wants to build walls. You build a wall. You feel safe. After two days, you
feel you understand the walls of
self-preservation are also the walls of self-imprisonment. You want to break
it, you break it, and you put a new wall there,
and you think this is great, this is freedom. After some time, you
feel that’s not it, and you want to expand it. These two dimensions are
not opposing each other. They’re are not diametrically
opposite to each other. They are complementary. There is only one thing about
you which needs preservation. That’s your physicality. This body must be preserved,
because if you break it, you can’t fix it. Everything else
in you right now– suppose I take out all your
thoughts, all your emotions, all your ideas, all your
philosophies, all your belief systems, and trashed them right
here, break them into pieces. You can come up with a
fresh start, fresh emotions, fresh belief systems, fresh
philosophies just like that. So all those must
be every day put into the– what you call
them– the shredder. You must have a pulverizer,
because shredder means they’ll go again,
pick it up, and fix it. You must have a pulverizer for
yourself before you go to bed. Today’s ideas, today’s
thoughts, today’s belief systems,
today’s experiences, you must leave the
dead to the dead. JONATHAN BERENT:
Let me challenge. Let me challenge that. Because I thought something
that [INAUDIBLE] said was very interesting. And she said almost the
wound becomes the healer. Or sometimes you hear the
wounded become the healer. So you can take some
of that, can’t you not transform some of those things
that have been difficult and use that energy,
use your intellect to do something for good. SADHGURU: So the experience
of life can cause two things. All this is nice when
things, small things happen. When really major
things happen to you, the wounds of so big
for people that they don’t heal in a lifetime,
many of them, OK? So the choice is just this. The experience of life,
whatever happens to us, you can either make it into
your wound or into wisdom. You can either become wise
or you can become wounded. If you become wise, you
will become a solution. If you become wounded, you will
also become one more problem. It’s a choice we have. JONATHAN BERENT: So where
does this wisdom come from? How do we access–
if we’re so used to using one of these
four, and probably like most people
in the audience, I wasn’t even aware that there
are these other dimensions, what’s a starting point? What’s a way to access
beyond the intellect? SADHGURU: See, it’s like this. Right now there is
water in this glass. This is definitely not you. Yes? But if you drink
it, it becomes you. What is it that you
did with this water that something that’s
not you became you? When you say inclusiveness, this
is all you’re talking about, something that is not you. You want to make it a part
of you in some way, isn’t it? So this is right now not you. But if you drink
it, it becomes you. So what is it that
happened technically for you, peace, justice? Right now I’m asking you–
you take your right hand, all of you. Take your right hand and
touch your left hand. Is that you? Hello? Touch the chair on
which you’re sitting. Is that you? How do you know this? What is the basis of this? How do you know this is
me and this is not me? Here there are sensations. Here there are no sensations. Or in other words,
what you are saying is, whatever is in the
boundaries of my sensation is me, whatever it is outside
the boundaries of my sensation is not me, isn’t it? Right now this is not me. If I drink it and include
it into the boundaries of my sensation, this
becomes me, isn’t it? Now, the boundaries
of your sensations are such that if you make your
life energies very exuberant, you will see they will expand. If it happened, you suppose–
it should have happened to many of you– there
was a moment in your life when you felt so joyful
tears came to you. Has it happened to you? You were so joyful or
loving tears came to you. At such a moment, if
you take your hand and just put it six to eight
inches away from your body right here, you will
feel sensations. If such things did
not happen to you, I can do something
horrible to you so that you
experience something. [CHUCKLING] We can chop
off your right leg. If you chop off your right
leg, the leg is gone, but still the sense of
the leg may remain intact for a period of time. You’ve heard of
this phantom leg. Leg is physical. Leg is gone. But the sensory
leg is still there. This means sensory body
has a structure of its own. If your energies become
very vibrant and exuberant within you, your
sensory body expands. Suppose my sensory body
became as big as this. Now you’ll become a part
of me and my experience. If it became as
big as this hall, all these people become a
part of me and my experience. Because my sensory
body has stretched. We can do a small experiment. You OK to be a Guinea? Hello? AUDIENCE: Yes. SADHGURU: What we will do
is– with you eyes closed you have to do this, but
right now observe me. What do you do is
with your eyes closed, just rub this briskly like this
for two minutes, let me say, one minute– briskly. OK, keep your eyes closed,
and just hold your thumbs three to four inches away
from each other with your eyes closed. Something happening
between your hands? Hello? AUDIENCE: Yes. SADHGURU: OK, please
open your eyes. So just a little
bit of rubbing– you didn’t do it for a minute,
either, just 20 seconds. You rub it, and suddenly
something happening between these two hands, simply
because of vigorous movement the sensory body has expanded. You can feel something
happening right here. You know why people are rubbing
each other all the time? [LAUGHTER] It’s an effort. It’s an effort to include
someone who is not a part of you as yourself. If this happens–
[LAUGHING] If this happens in a very
basic, physical level, we call this sexuality. If it happens emotionally,
we call this love. If it happens mentally, it gets
labeled as greed and ambition and conquest. If it happens on the level
of your sensory body, we call this yoga. Now, yoga means union. Union does not mean
you cause the union. Anyway, this happening is one. You are allowed yourself
to experience it. That means the walls
of self-preservation you loosened up a
little bit, that’s all. Why you want somebody
close to you, why you want a loud one
in your life is somewhere you want to loosen the
walls of self-preservation where you don’t have to worry
about protecting yourself. Suddenly you feel one with them. And once you feel one
with them, in some way you want to be in
touch with them. Because you’re trying to loosen
up your sensory body in such a way that you can experience
that which is not a part of you as a part of yourself. Now, this need not limit it
to be one person or anything like that. This need not be
biologically connected. If you can sit here with your
life at its peak of exuberance, you will experience the
whole universe as yourself. Then we say you are a yogi. JONATHAN BERENT: And you had
that experience 34 years ago. You talked about it a
little bit yesterday. I’m just curious
for those of us that haven’t had a peak
experience where we’ve had this sense of union, what
advice, what step would you take if we are of the place
where we think, all right, I’m willing to try this out. I’m a skeptic. I don’t know what
the sensory body is. I had a little taste of it here. What would be the next step if
we wanted to try for ourselves? SADHGURU: Let’s describe
what is being skeptic. Being a skeptic means you don’t
believe anything unless it truly makes sense to you. Most people are just
downright suspicious. But they think they’re skeptics. They don’t qualify as skeptics. They’re just suspicious
about everything. This comes from a
certain fear within you that everything around
you can be wrong. Suspicion means you made a
conclusion about something that you do not know. Believing something positively
or believing something negatively is not different. They’re the same things. You believe something
that you do not know. Skeptic means whatever I
do not know, I do not know. I don’t assume
things in my life. What I know, I know. I think everybody should
come to this much sense and straightness in our life,
that what I know, I know, what I do not know,
I do not know. It’s perfectly fine. “I do not know” is a
tremendous possibility. Only if you see “I do
not know,” the longing to know, seeking to know, and
the possibility of knowing arises. So if you are a skeptic,
you are an ideal candidate. If you’re a believer,
we have to debrief you. [LAUGHTER] JONATHAN BERENT: Get
the shredder out. SADHGURU: Because you
assume too many things that you do not know. You know the
geography of heaven, though you can’t operate
the local Google map. [LAUGHTER] JONATHAN BERENT: OK, well,
we’ll be taking questions, so be thinking
about the question you might want to have. I think one more
question I want to ask is, how do we– we’ve been
talking about some things that are very big. I think they’re promising. But yet think about the
conversation we had earlier. And how do we tie these
two things together? How do they relate in your mind? SADHGURU: Those of you
who are interested, because right now we
must understand this. Your intellect needs data
to function– yes or no? Hello? AUDIENCE: Yes. Without data, your
intellect is useless. It needs data. That’s why you guys
are in the business. Everybody knows
everything in the universe right now, not because
they went there and saw it. Because they googled it up. Because intellect feels
stupid without data. Now, the nature of the
intellect is like this only, that it feeds upon the data. Where does the data come to you? What you see, what you hear,
what your smell, what you taste, what you touch. In the video nature of things,
these five sense organs, which are the main agents of
gathering information for you, are all outward bound. You can see what’s around you. You can’t roll your eyeballs
inward and scan yourself. You can hear this. So much activity here. You cannot hear this. If an ant crawls upon your
hand, you can feel it. So much blood flowing. You cannot feel it. Because in the very
nature of things, your sense organs
are outward bound. You cannot use these
to turn inward. There is another
dimension of perception, which needs to be activated. Why is it not active in me? Because the sense organs
are instruments of survival. They come on when you’re born. Whatever kind you are. Anyway, it comes on. It comes on for a dog, pig,
cat, elephant– for everybody. Similarly, it comes on for us. Whatever is needed for survival
for any biological creature, it turns on at the time of
birth because it’s needed. Otherwise you wouldn’t survive. But anything beyond
survival process, without striving it would not
have ended your life, isn’t it? Anything that you know from
an alphabet to whatever else you know– I’m sorry. I’m not talking
about your brand. I’m talking of
the real alphabet. Anything that you
know, from reading to writing to using a computer
or singing a song or whatever, you know these things
with certain striving. I want you to remember when you
were three, four years of age, that damn A, how complicated it
was, as if it were not enough, there were two versions of
it, which freaked the hell out of you. Today you can write
with your eyes closed. Still, there are others
in the world who did not strive in that direction. Even today, you
ask them to write, they will struggle [INAUDIBLE]. Without striving,
anything beyond survival would not enter your life
and will not enter your life. So turning inward is
not a survival process. So there are two fundamental
dimensions within you, instinct of self-preservation,
longing to expand limitlessly. Both true for a human being. This is essentially a human
problem on the planet. No other creator wants
to expand limitlessly. They are only
thinking of survival. Their stomach
full, life settled. For you, stomach empty,
only one problem. Stomach full, 100 problems. [LAUGHTER] Yes, so all your trouble
begins after stomach gets full, isn’t it? Because this is longing
to expand limitlessly. In the evolutionary
process, we can say this. But every other creature,
nature has drawn two lines within which they live and die. They’re quite final. But once you become human,
there is only a bottom line. There is no top line. So what humanity is
suffering and confused about is not their bondage. They’re suffering their freedom. What do you do with that? [CHUCKLING] JONATHAN BERENT: Wow. All right, well, I’m
going to invite anyone– SADHGURU: All these identities
of religion, race, caste, creed, nationality
is they’re trying to set their own bondage. Because no bondage has been
given to you by nature. You’re trying to set
your own bondage so that you feel secure somehow. JONATHAN BERENT: And so that’s
part of the motivation that’s driving the attacks. SADHGURU: All these
identities, being identified with the color of your
skin, with whatever nonsense you believe in and nationality–
just a cloth, a flag. People will stand there and
tears will come to them. Just look at that. It really amazes me. And on one level,
it’s beautiful. On another level,
it’s super ugly that you get identified with
all these kind of things. People get identified with
a symbol, with a word, with just about
anything, all right? So you are trying to create
some artificial boundary of your own. Once you create this boundary
and you have another boundary, I have my boundary, when
they meet, we clash. JONATHAN BERENT: So if
you have a question, please go ahead and
come to the mic. And again, we’re trying
to think about this topic of inclusive consciousness. You’ve heard a lot of
things shared from our VPs and also from this conversation. So let’s hear what’s on
your mind based on all this. Over here. AUDIENCE: Hello. So I’m involved in organizing
a peace conference in India. And it’s a very
grassroots-led effort, so no politicians, thank God. And I found it interesting
that you said you stopped attending peace conferences. So I’d love to hear from you
any advice on what we should do or what we should avoid
to make this small effort a success for the people
who are attending. SADHGURU: See, when you say,
no politicians, thank God, you’re just not attending
to the source of problems. [LAUGHTER] Politicians are not
another breed of people. A democratic society
means tomorrow you may become the president
of this nation. That’s what it means, yes? If you’re willing to
stick your neck out, you may become the
president of this country or a prime minister
of another country. So a politician did
not drop from the sky. He is not some other creature. He is just like you and me. He stuck his neck out, which you
and me are not willing to do. Let’s admit this. It’s not an easy thing. It’s easy to sit
down and comment, but it’s not an easy thing
to try to run a nation. It’s complex, believe me. So you must have politicians. But you must have
am atmosphere where it’s not political in
nature, where they will also let their hair down and
talk like common citizens or human beings. But without them, what
are you going to change? So peace conferences, if
it’s just an entertainment, you can gather your friends
and have a peace conference. But if you want peace on the
planet, the most important politicians, the most powerful
politicians in this world must be there. Only then there is a
possibility of peace, isn’t it? Otherwise it’s
just entertainment. I’ll tell you. I was in a very important
peace conference. There were 42 Nobel laureates,
each one of them pulling out 10, 20, one of them 44, 45 pages
of printed sheets without even looking up at anybody, just went
on reading their paid speeches from morning to evening. And slowly, the hall
was becoming peaceful. [LAUGHTER] In one afternoon, the
second day afternoon, I’m sitting right here in the
front row, and I look around. Literally everybody has fallen
asleep except the security man who was standing there
and me, the idiot, who is sitting up
there and believing there’s going to be world peace
because of this conference and sitting up there, alert,
listening to every word. Then I looked around. Everybody’s become
very peaceful. They’ve been having
late-night parties, and they’re all very peaceful. Then when my turn to
speak came, I said, see, I’ve heard so much
peace [INAUDIBLE] today. I want to ask you, can
all of you or any of you put your hand on
your heart and say you are genuinely
peaceful in your life? They were straight enough. They said, no, we
are not peaceful. I said, if you cannot
make your mind peaceful, how the hell are you going
to make the world peaceful? What’s happening in
the world is just a larger manifestation of
the nonsense that’s happening in our heads, isn’t it? If you and me were truly
peaceful human beings, do we have to worry about
you and me fighting someday? Hello? Whatever the issues, we’ll
sit down and handle it, right? Because there is violence in us,
now we have to have a boundary. Here there’s a barricade
just in case I get violent or you get violent. [LAUGHTER] JONATHAN BERENT: How about
from this side over there. AUDIENCE: Hi. Just a very basic
question– you mentioned that before we start
educational of our children, we should try and make sure that
their identity is the cosmos. But how do you do
that then we ourselves are so hard-wired–
I mean, how do we tell our children that
their identity is more when my own thinking
is so limited, when in my own identity
is so limited? How do I pass something
like that to a child when I am not capable
of doing that myself? SADHGURU: Anyway, whatever
you tell your children, your children don’t
listen to you [INAUDIBLE]. [LAUGHTER] If you have them on the way, I’m
telling you, forewarning you. [LAUGHTER] They don’t listen to a
damn thing that you say. But they observe you. They pick up things from
the way you are behaving. If you don’t show
that in your life, your teachings will be
hated after some time. Yes. See, this is most unfortunate. I just see this happening
to so many people. When they have a
child, these parents, they did everything
possible to the child. They thought this
is their life, not just changing diapers, so many
things, everything possible. They taught they’re
living for this person. As this person becomes bigger
and in their over-concern about how this child
should be, trying to teach him the best things
in the universe, which is not true in their lives, slowly
you will see by the time he becomes a teenager,
he avoids them. If he wants to share
something, if he wants to listen to some
sense, he goes to his friends, never to his parents. Not everybody, I’m saying,
but largely it is happening. Because they don’t make sense. They talk things that
doesn’t make sense. People keep asking me, Sadhguru,
how did you become like this? What is this [INAUDIBLE]? Did you display your life
and you are like this? This is all I did. I strived to remain uneducated. It’s not easy, believe me. From the day you are born,
just everybody around you is trying to teach
you something that did not work in their life. [LAUGHTER] You can clearly see it’s
not worked in their life. Because if it had
worked, they should have been joyful and ecstatic. It’s not worked. They’ve become long-faced. But they’re teaching you
all kinds of best things, louder universe. It’s not going to work. You don’t have to say a word. I will tell you– is it OK
if I can share something? JONATHAN BERENT: Sure. SADHGURU: I brought
up my girl alone. At the age of seven,
she lost her mother. So one rule I put– she’s been
traveling with me since she’s 4 and 1/2 years of age, OK? I’m sorry since she is 4
and 1/2 months, not years. 4 and 1/2, I sent her to school. But as a little infant,
she traveled with me. And I made one rule. Where ever I went, I always
stayed with many, many families all over the country. I always told
everybody, never teach her anything, no ABC, no 1,
2, 3, no rhyme, nor nonsense. I don’t want anybody
to teach her anything. People thought this is
strange or [INAUDIBLE]. And I said, just leave her. By the time she
was 18 months, she was speaking three
languages fluently because nobody messed with her. [LAUGHTER] And she grew up joyfully,
went to school, everything. At the age of 13, something
she was disturbed at school, and she came back home. And one day she said,
you’re teaching everybody so many things. You’re not telling me anything. I said, well, I don’t
do anything unsolicited. [LAUGHTER] I’ve been waiting. It’s all right. Now you come. There’s only one thing
you need to know. I said, never to
look up to anybody. She looked at me,
“what about you?” kind of thing in her face. I said, not even me. Never look up to anybody. Never look down on anybody. That’s how you have
to do with life. Never look up to
anything or anybody. Never look down on
anything or anybody. Suddenly you will see
life just the way it is. Right now, something is
high, something is low, something is God, something
is devil, something is virtue, something is sin. You divided the universe in
a million different ways, and then you’re
trying to fix it. It’s not going to work. The instrument which broke
the world into pieces is your intellect. With that, you’re trying
to fix everything. It’s not going to work. Now, this racism
thing, it’s disastrous that in 21st century, every
day there’s a shooting. I think this has been
happening all the time. Only now because of cell phones
and Facebook it’s out there and everybody knows. I think it’s been happening
right through, all right? At one time, it was
happening legally. Now it’s been
happening illegally. Now, these kind of
things are happening because we’re using our
intellect to fix the problem. You’re using a knife to stitch. This is not going to work. You just live that way. Whichever way you live,
your children will grasp it, and they’ll make a sense out
of that in their own way. And maybe they’ll fall
this way or that way because you are not the
only influence upon them. You better know that. You’re going to be a mother. You must know this. You are not the only influence. There are all kinds of
people, and there’s Google. [LAUGHTER] AUDIENCE: Saghguru, you talked
about identity and inclusive consciousness. So I want to know, let’s
say like you talked about the sensory
body and feeling that everyone is part
of you kind of thing. So where does the role
of action come in? So if I do something, do
I identify myself with it what I did? And let’s say if I
feel that you are or everyone is part of like
me or the whole cosmos, and you do something. Is you doing something,
cosmos doing something, me doing something? Where does the action
come in the picture? SADHGURU: See, this is the
beauty of our existence. In this existence,
in this cosmos, we are not even a speck of dust. That small we are. But still, creation has
given as an individuality, an individual nature that we
can experience these things. But countless number of people
who lived on this planet before you and me came. Where are they? They’re all topsoil. They’ve become part of
the Earth, isn’t it? So if you get it
from me today, you can transform your life,
that really everything is a part of you, and you
are a part of everything, not as a thought,
but experientially. If you can experience
everything around you as you experience the 5,
10 fingers of your hands, then you will see life becomes
tremendously beautiful. Otherwise, anyway one day you
will get it from the maggots. But it will be a
bit too late lesson. But everybody will get
it one day, isn’t it? Hello? When people bury
us, we are going to get the point that we
are part of the Earth. Right now, we forget it. We can live sensibly. So this must come
from an experience. If you come from a
thought, again you’re thinking how is inclusiveness
and individuality existing at the same time? That is the beauty
of this existence. It is the filth which has
become the flower, isn’t it? Yes or no? It is the filth which
has become the flower. In your mind filth is
different, flower is different, but in existence filth
and flower are same. They are not different, just
different ways of existing. For you nose, filth
doesn’t feel good. But if you were a pig,
you would like the filth. Nothing wrong with that. Because it’s the same thing. It’s the same thing or no? Hello? It’s the same thing, isn’t it? It is just that in our mind
and with our intellect, we are breaking everything. This breaking is only a
psychological reality. This is not existentially true. See, we started a huge movement
called Project GreenHands. I think something a little
bit was there in this. This happened like this. When I saw that entire southern
India was turning into desert very rapidly, rivers
were drying up, ground water went from
like 100, 150 feet to almost 1,500
feet and palm trees, the crowns were falling off, we
thought we must do something. Then I did this to them. One day I called– I
went to a small village and called for people. About 5,000 people turned up. So I made them– this is around
11 o’clock in the morning. The weather is not like
this in southern India. It’s hot, summer sun. I made them sit there. Close by, there were
about five rain trees, three of them really large ones. You’ve see rain trees? Some of them can be
as large as an acre. It’s shade. So three of them are
really large ones. Two of them were medium-sized
ones, very attractive. I would love to be
under those trees. But I made them sit
here in hot sun. And I went on talking,
stretching the talk, telling them stories,
telling them jokes. They were all very
enthusiastic in the beginning. Slowly– if you’re walking
around, you won’t feel the sun. If you just sit under the
sun, it just really gets you. About 1 and 1/4,
1 and 1/2 hours, they were really going away. They’re thinking, what’s
wrong with this Sadhguru? He’s just frying us in the sun. Then I said, come, and I
took them under the tree. Ah! Everybody. Suddenly, you know
what is a tree. Otherwise you were
thinking of how to make furniture out of this. Now suddenly you
know what’s a tree. I made them sit
down there and read. It’s a certain spiritual
process that I set up, a process for them where I
told them, what you exhale, trees are inhaling. What they exhale,
you are inhaling. Once they experienced
it, now you can’t stop them
from planting trees. They planted over
28 million trees. And you can’t stop them. They changed the entire culture. But when this happened to
me about 9, 10 years ago, I went back to my [INAUDIBLE]
city, which I had not gone and done any work there,
I had never spoken there, I avoided this because
my family lives there. I wanted to be anonymous in
that town, not recognized. But because of the
Google and stuff, I got recognized everywhere. So when I went there, they
insisted I must do something. I called for a program. All kinds of people turned up,
my kindergarten school friends, teachers, my college teachers,
school teachers, everybody. When I spoke and
all this happened, and my English teacher came up
to me from school and she said, now I understand
why you wouldn’t let me teach Robert Frost. I said, ma’am, why would
I not let you teach Frost? I like Frost. I have some poetry
in his own voice. I said I like Frost. Why would I not let you teach? Don’t you remember? You didn’t let me teach Frost. Then I remembered. One day she came up,
and we were always studying English poems
and English literature. Suddenly she introduced
this American poet and said, this is Robert Frost. He’s a great guy. And she started out
the poem. “Woods are lovely, dark and deep.” I said stop. [LAUGHTER] I said, a man who
calls a tree a wood, I’m not going to have
anything to do with this guy. [LAUGHTER] She said, no, no,
Robert Frost is a great– I don’t care
who the hell he is. He calls tree a wood. I’m not going to
listen to that guy. I didn’t let her teach. We chose Longfellow instead of
Frost because I didn’t let her teach Frost that year/ So I’m saying if you call a
tree a wood, it’s a commodity. This water, this Earth
that you walk upon, the people that you see,
these are not commodities. This is life, isn’t it? The air that you breathe,
the water that you drink, the soil that you walk upon,
the trees that you sit under, everything else in this world
is life and life-making material for you. If you forget this, you
will treat it as commodity. If you experience this,
that this is actually what is making
your life, then you will see the most fantastic
thing about this universe. Everything is one,
but everything is separate at the same time. That’s what gives
us an experience. That’s why I can sit
here and talk to you. Otherwise, how to talk to you? JONATHAN BERENT: Maybe
one more question. AUDIENCE: Hi, Sadhguru. Thank you for coming. So for me, one way to
achieve inclusiveness is to see other
people as ourselves. For example, right
now I know for sure that you exist within me,
because your voice happens within my head, your image. SADHGURU: No, no no. If voices are happening
within your head, it means something else. [LAUGHTER] AUDIENCE: So your image
happens within me, because it reflects
through my eyes and– SADHGURU: You mean to say you
have nightmares every day? [LAUGHTER] AUDIENCE: Well, so my point
is, I see you within me. That I know for sure. But I wonder whether you
see me within you as well. And if you answer
yes or no, then that may be a belief, because
how do I know it’s true? SADHGURU: See, there are
two levels of reality here. There is a
psychological reality, and there’s an
existential reality. Existential reality
is not your making. Psychological reality
is entirely your making. But a large part of it
is unconsciously made, so you believe it is real. Whatever is true in your
psychological reality may have some social
relevance but has no existential relevance. Right now, if I say you are
within me, you will feel good. If I say I love you,
you’ll feel good. Maybe it’s true for me. Maybe it’s true for you. But it’s not floating
around anywhere here, OK? It’s just my emotion
and your emotion. Yes, it is nice that
our emotions are sweet, our thoughts are sweet,
our actions are sweet. It’s wonderful if it is so. But it has only psychological
and social relevance. It has no existential relevance. If you want to
know life, you have to step out of this bubble
called psychological reality and step into
existential reality. Then only you have
a taste of life. Otherwise, you are just a bundle
of thoughts, emotions, ideas, opinions, and now I’m there in
there in all that. [CHUCKLING] So what I would tell
all of you is instead of thinking about it,
instead of analyzing it, an experiential
dimension has to happen. If you’re willing to dedicate
28 to 30 hours of focused time, we will give you tools
with which you can make this happen for yourself. This is not some empty talk. This has happened to
millions of people. This has worked. And I must tell you,
first 21 years of my work, as a rule I never
appeared in the media. Of course, I didn’t
have a website. I never put up one poster or
banner or even a brochure. Only by word of mouth
millions of people came. Obviously it must
have worked for them to bring their
family and friends. And now I’m not
promising any miracle. I’m not taking you to heaven. I’m telling you the source
of all your problems is you, not somebody else. I’m saying it’s hard talk. It is not some miraculous
promise of going to heaven, some La-La land is
there and everything will be fine for you. No. In spite of that, people
came, because they saw the transformation
within themselves. And people around
them had to come. There was no other way. So I’m saying this is the
technology of well-being. We are handling our external
well-being in a scientific way through many means
of technology. Why is it that we
are so crippled when it comes to our interiority? We are trying to handle
it through our emotions. We are trying to handle it
through our philosophies. We are trying to handle
it through our ideologies and belief systems. No, it’s time you approach
this human mechanism in a scientific manner,
how to make this into a full-fledged possibility. See, every life in
this world is only trying to become a
full-fledged life, whether it’s a worm
or an insect or a bird or an animal or a tree. All they’re striving for
is to become full-fledged. But we know what is
a full-fledged worm. We know what is a
full-fledged insect. We know what is
full-fledged everything. But we do not know what is
a full-fledged human being. Because even if I make you the
king or queen of this planet tomorrow, still you will ask
[INAUDIBLE] for the stars. Because there is
something within you which is longing to
become in finite. If you are longing
for the infinite, you can’t go about
conquering space. It’s not going to get you there. The finiteness to you has
come to you only because of your identification
with your physicality. Because the nature
of physicality is a defined boundary. Without a defined boundary,
there is no physical nature. But is it true that
this physical body you slowly accumulated? Is it true? Or were you born like this? You accumulated this. What you accumulate
can be yours. It can never, ever be you. Or in other words, you
are living your life without experiencing the life
that you are even for a moment. Your entire involvement is with
your physiology and psychology. It’s time it changes,
that you experience the life that you are. This life that you are
doesn’t come with boundaries. It’s only the body. It is boundaries, and you
must stick to the boundaries. It’s very important. Don’t expand it too much. Thank you very much. JONATHAN BERENT: Thank
you so much, Sadhguru. [APPLAUSE] Thank you. Thank you all.

100 thoughts on “Sadhguru: “Developing an Inclusive Consciousness” | Talks At Google

  1. They asking after my death who will continue this program isn't bonded labour duty you don't ask bloody question .suppose books writer for school ,college ,university all books writers are continue their life the books learning to use not for author in the subject you learn all thouse things in the books don't try to meet real authors they may be expired in different timings . After my death who will continue you question it bad question. Two years my service what you give in 60 times fail to give bloody amount no need your bloody amount rich dead body average dead body fired in same place possible no difference between average to rich family limit less eat more thing you fell in sick position you will be fail more times .yshk viswanatham MscBed.

  2. When you sleep morning you see what I see in the morning your cheating I see no evidence in the messages nil but what I see you say in simple .you fail in your life I never fail in my life I am doing now started few more books writing now do it mind future is allways better way going .God provide big house in my house three other family members live in the house from six years continue they live happily less room rent fixed .they will very happy with their realtions . Yshk viswanatham MscBed.

  3. I am a student. But I love listening to sadhguru than reading my textbooks. He makes more sense to me than anyone or any other thing in the world. Love him from the bottom of my heart.

  4. Sadhguru in da house. I love this guy . We need him in charge of schools in America. Make school fun and full of life . Balance the intellect and our true intellegence within. Better balance more possibilities.

  5. Oh, God! Google is India. All the people who have asked are people from India. But this is a compliment. No wonder that India which have delivered Sadghuru can also give birth to people who have dominated Google.

  6. 40:15 suffering our freedom… yup, thats the existential problem in a nutshell. "You're trying to set your own bondage so you feel secure." – And thats why we have made fetishism aka capitalism our religion : D:D 😀 😀 😀 😀

  7. Only those who work intensely will know the profoundness of restfulness. – Sadhguru

  8. Thanks for such a precious Wisdom share, surely seems to be the human basics though incredibly effective words!! Great Gratitudes!!

  9. increase the playback speed to 1.25. as great the talk is , it is too slow to follow at times

  10. This is life…. to experience how we are connected to everything and use that to change ourselves from within. Thank you for your compassion.

  11. The poison dwarf should not be included, Theresa withheld opiate medication to illicit 'pure suffering' in terminal patients, some distorted concept of Catholic righteousness – never be duped by the party line, religion creates extremism, and zealotry, just because someone is held aloft, does not mean they are above you.

  12. Most people have ,
    " mental diarrhea " – not stop thinking ..

    No University, in the world will teach this.

  13. 19:00 I think that statement is dangerous or at least can be misinterpreted! In contrast to the statement, We need people to be critical of their understanding of the world they sense and feel! And be ready to change their mind based on new evidences and information. And not to be attached to things that they made their mind in their early ages. IMHO, this is essential in human progress.

  14. Christ was preached as a Saviour to the world, what a mistake because is to become identified. . let's not do the same with Sadhguru teachings

  15. "What the tree is exhaling you are breathing and what you are exhaling the tree is breathing". – Sadhguru
    This is so beautiful ❤️

  16. Ir very rare to find this kind of great intellectual in this world 🙂🙂😍
    Paranam Sadguru g ..

  17. This is one of the best talks I've heard because I watched it all in one sitting lol. Thanks Google for uploading and sharing this.
    Maybe Google could bring Sadhguru and JBPeterson together for a talk…what an inclusive consciousness talk that would be!

  18. Why can't he do that only in India? Why does he do it in the West where he is not respected?

  19. Two things:
    1. The interviewer going 'ah-ha' at the end of every sentence like he is nervous is ANNOYING AS FUCK.
    2. "Here at Google" stated all the time, is so condescending. As if everything must fit Googles paradigm.

  20. please Google, translate it in German, pleeeeeeeeease 🙂

  21. Sadhguru is the most important person of Sub continent, yet not everybody knows him because he does not speak in most important Indian languages. In my opinion his videos should be dubbed in Hindi and other languages as south Indian movie makers do. This way his message will reach to millions of people.

  22. can someone tell me how Sadhguru isn’t in prison? He says his wife died willingly just with her mind and left her 7 year old daughter behind. Sounds suspicious as fuck. I really liked Sadhguru’s teachings at first but he is hiding some deep secrets. And I think he got her cremated before her father was able to see her body one last time. Sadhguru is really a suspicious man

  23. Sadhguru i Love ya man and I want to keep listening but the mmm hmmm google guy fucked it all up I can’t take it!! you ruined this talk dude!!

  24. All those names you mentioned would be medicated we medicate R prophets

  25. It’s the science of common sense center brained consciousness

  26. See George Carlin on golf guru ❤️ someone also said take no thought 💭 he was a Jewish carpenters son lol

  27. One intelligent being, since Jacque Fesco. No one will ever surpass Jacque Fresco. It is not about being ‘the wisest, most intelligent’ but having the most EVER-EVOLVING perception on behavior and beliefs systems.

  28. So simple, so much depth and wrapped in funny stories! This man is truly special because everyone will see that every word carries a deeper meaning and makes so much sense! Thank you, Sadhguru! I have been listening to so many wise people but you are the only one that I can listen and watch endlessly and still have new insights. Thank you also for giving us hope for our future in times where nobody believes in a fresh new start on this planet.

  29. Host was in wayyyyy over his head. His reactions were almost comical, like he pretended to 'get it' and tried to seem engaged but appeared lost. Sadhguru was spelling it out in crayon for the google audience and they were very non-responsive. Great content nonetheless in my humble opinion. Thanks for allowing and sharing this Google.

  30. He just changed who I was……
    Sadhguru is incredible…..
    Love you Sadhguru.

  31. In on faith and inner engeerii ng….javed akhtar saab defeated jaagi vasudev (sadguru(.at that time jaggi had no word to answer.reason was defeat is sadguru knows only philosophy which had no use in reality to serve human being.

  32. Mm, mmmm, mm ,,mmmm , mm ,mmmm, mm, mm, mm, mm, mm,mm,mmm , haha , mmm , mm , hm , hm , mm , mm, ,hmmm, haha, hmohmm, m , mm , mm ,mm ,mm ,mmm

  33. Identity politics is what sadhguru is talking about but he has also identified himself with Hinduism, its rituals, its belief in miracles by stone gods, drinking cow urine to lose weight as propagated by his associate Ramdev, defending the lynchings by radical Hindu lynch mobs, speaking negatively about the world's popular religions christianity and islam. He is philosophical and evasive in answering questions and issues raised by audience.. double standard.

  34. Stop being fooled by charlatans of ALL denominations, by understanding what reality actually is, and how it operates.. @t

  35. Politician and scientist need to rub their philosophies on themselves.

  36. Don't really want (false) history lessons or virtue signaling from Silicon Valley.

  37. Why is that, I can only see The CEO there.
    Where are all the other white guys?
    In Mc Donald's ?
    Sport complexes ?
    Parties ?
    Or other useless unimportant events ?
    And you want to change the world for the better ????
    I can see the almost impossible !!!

  38. This man has literally changed my life!

    Literally. 🙏🏾

    Namaskaram guruji

  39. 54:53 my heart cherish every time when sadhuguru seeks acknowledgment from the audience and say a calm “HELLO”

  40. These people at google are usurpers not enlightened. Their only goal is to use us and profit, and to reach that goal they’ll pretend to be anything. I love Sadhguru but this I cannot watch.

  41. I bet with these hmmm that you haven’t been listening to 1% of what he said your mind is completely some where else

  42. Always brilliant hearing sadhguru 👌🏻🙏👏🏻 amazing, no matter how many talks of sadhguru I hear , it always is so informative, sensible and transforming!!!

  43. Sadhguru's words are wise. But I must point out that Sadhguru's interpretation of Descartes' quote "I think, therefore I am" is incorrect. Descartes was not talking about the importance of intelligence or thinking like Sadhguru interpreted, instead it was a result of a thought experiment he performed (based on the school of skepticism) which suggested that the utmost proof that he exists is that he can doubt his own existence by thinking.

  44. I think at 26:51 when Sadhguru mentioned clearing out ideas and thoughts and experiences. Think he's talking about Identity for after he mentioned about boundaries and dog reference. That old identity shouldn't affect new situations. When Johnathan took it, he's talking that we could recall old Memory for the Intellect to function in new situations for better outcome. So i guess the challenge question is not direct?

  45. Sadghuru Jaggi Vasudev. A man who has borrowed ideas from Osho and the Upanishads. The knowledge he is sharing is universal, yet not very well-known in the modern world, especially outside India. He gave no credit to these two sources. Why? I am just curious, not being judgmental. He gave credit to Shiva. But not other sources. Before believing and listening to what someone commented as " hypnotizing" words of his, check your sources. If truly seeking for inner change and exploration, do not blindly follow. Check what he is doing with taking land illegally from the disadvantaged tribals of Coimbatore hills where the Isha Center is built. With much love, open for any comments/discussions.

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