Sadhguru and award-winning actor Anupam Kher discuss the sense of wonder that used to be synonymous with childhood, and how this is fast disappearing in today’s youngsters. Wonder does not come from innocence, Sadhguru explains, but from paying substantial attention and realizing the nature of the existence.
During this conversation, actor Anupam Kher asks Sadhguru, “Do you believe in God?” One believes something, explains Sadhguru, because they are not sincere enough to admit that they do not know. It is time, he says, that we establish a certain level of seeking in a human being rather than just pumping him up with belief.
Exploring the fundamentals of human relationships, Sadhguru explains that most people form relationships to fulfill a need. If expectations and needs in a relationship are not fulfilled, then the relationship will sour. But why does an individual feel unfilled when each piece of life is complete by itself?
This session brings together a bouquet of diverse questions – on post-death rituals, women as gurus, cultural policing, the role of a parent and the spiritual paths opened up by Gautama the Buddha and Shiva, the first Yogi. In response, Sadhguru touches upon a wide range of subjects – from prarabdha karma to the degrees of commercialization, from the unique yogic culture of Tamil Nadu to the prodigious contribution of Shiva to the spiritual heritage of that land.
Most of us are so busy with survival, trying to keep death at bay, that we forget to live life. Sadhguru tells us that one who does not embrace death does not know life at all. Shiva – who has been symbolically associated with the Third Eye, the phallus and being ash-smeared – embodies an awareness of the simultaneity of the processes of life and death. The truth, says Sadhguru, lies beyond the easy oppositions of life and death, this and that.
Sadhguru sheds light on the conflict within a human being between the compulsions and limitations of body, mind and emotions, and the longing to go beyond. Deeply rooted in the spiritual dimension, but equally versed in worldly matters, Sadhguru aptly enters into seeker's questions of any kind and clears the confusion about the spiritual quest, past life memories, homosexuality, and energy healing system.
During this conversation between Sadhguru and K. V. Kamath, chief of the New Development Bank of BRICS countries, the discussion topics revolve around the “Business of Business”, from <a href="http://isha.sadhguru.org/blog/lifestyle/success/ambition-to-vision-more-to-all/" target="_blank" title="Ambition to Vision: From “More” to “All"">business expansion by embrace rather than conquest</a>, to India’s position on the threshold of great economic possibility.
When we look to the past, history remembers feats of great construction, but offers no insight into the intelligence and experience of the human beings behind these achievements. Even today, Sadhguru says, instead of seeing how to enhance human experience, we are becoming dazzled by our phones and other distractions. The only purpose of life, he explains, is for one to find his ultimate possibility.
If you want to experience something, understanding it is not required. The important question, Sadhguru explains, is “how badly do you want it?” To transcend from your present dimension to another, you need a certain amount of longing.