Which is more important for a spiritual seeker, effort or grace? Sadhguru explains that, like baking bread, a combination of doing things and allowing things to happen is needed. The sadhana offered as Isha Yoga, he says, is a phenomenal tool to keep one’s system open to new possibilities.
Don’t try to surrender, says Sadhguru, as it is only out of a certain realization that surrender happens. Going beyond striving for confidence and self-worth, when a person transcends his longing for self-preservation, then there is a possibility of surrender.
For one who is seeking peace and blissfulness, Sadhguru explains, when you are able to take charge and determine the nature of your experience, you will naturally create pleasantness for yourself and others. He explains that Grace is like a lubricant for life to happen smoothly.
Though nearly every individual has the necessary brain power to conduct their life, why does one sparkle with genius while another suffers from stress and anxiety? Sadhguru explains that the most important aspect is balance. Only when balance comes, then anything can be built. To bring this balance, he says, you must understand that your life and the experience of your life are entirely your making.
Using the example of a mango tree, Sadhguru explains the nature of the spiritual process and the ultimate flowering of a human being, which is known as enlightenment.
Without human memory, there would be no civilization. And yet, as Sadhguru points out, human memory is also the source of bondage, for all too often it runs the risk of preventing us from seeing life as it is.