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Is our Existence Created by What we Think? Sadhguru

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so how you think? In these cultures, definitely, you have given too much significance to your thought process.. too much see Western philosophers who went to this extreme you know one of the I think the Renaissance philosophers said I think so I exist so that is the level of significance you've given for thought but you tell me from your own simple sense, you tell me which is true? is it because you exist you think, or is it because you think you exist? because you exist you think. Isn't it? because you have not known life any other way except thinking now you've made it all important now for me there is no thought If I simply sit here I will sit here without a single thought in my mind does it mean i'm not existing? I'm existing absolutely existing because I'm existing in such a powerful way thought is just a small happening for me My thought is just a small happening for me in my life I can think it's not that I'm incapable of thinking I can think...but still it is a very small happening because my existence is far far bigger than my thought now people are trying to make their thought far bigger than their existence this whole positive thinking in the sixties seventies..a few people made it very popular.. you know big names almost all of them either they went neurotic they broke up mentally and ended up in mental asylums or they committed suicide because it is bound to happen. If you stretch the intellect beyond a certain point you'll crack up you'll definitely crack up so thought being so important is a very unhealthy way to approach life. Initially it'll give you the thrill because you can create a few things with your thought see..if you generate a powerful thought you can make certain things happen you can have a certain power over other people and situations this will give you a high but it is not an ultimate solution to life you may be effective in the world but within yourself you are still a mess. what's the point? what is the point? right now that's what you're doing with see with education and other things, your thought is developed to some extent you are effective in the world. You can do things efficiently you can earn money; you can be successful; everybody thinks you are great but you are a mess within yourself this is happening to lots of so called successful people, isn't it so?...yes? you see all the stars in the world the whole world worships them and they think they're great but most of them are just breaking down isn't it? looking good you want to look good in ten people's eyes that's not going to change the experience of your life If you sit here you are absolutely blissful...this is what changes the experience of your life what somebody else thinks about you.. why is it so important?...or what you think about yourself, why is it so important? whatever you think about yourself whatever the whole world thinks about you has no existential relevance. whatever you are thinking right now has no existential relevance. it is only psychological relevance, maybe social relevance but no existential relevance, isn�t it so? can I tell you a joke? are you okay? any kind of joke? once it happened Pope died not this one previous one Pope died and naturally he went to heaven he came to the Gates of heaven There Saint Peter sitting on a tall security stool smoking a Cuban cigar it's not banned there looked at this man who came with a strange cap and all that he looked at him and.. who are you? he blew a plume of smoke into Pope's face and asked who are you? Pope was aghast how dare you talk to me like this? you don't know who I am? I'm the Pope okay man...everyday all kinds of people come with tall stories you have a tall cap too. it's alright tell me who are you? He said I'm the Pope! how dare you talk to me like this. I'm God's representative on the planet Peter looked at him okay Move on...not this way not into the gate. He said move on. He said, How dare you say this to me? I'm God's representative. You ask him if you want Peter said Alright He raised his voice He raised his voice and said Hey Boss! there is somebody here who claims to be your representative on the planet. His name is Pope. Do you know him? A grave voice from inside said I do not know anyone like that Boss doesn't know you... Move on! Pope was...what is this? He was distraught How can this be? How can the old man say he doesn't know me..oh..it must be alzheimer's okay you do one thing you ask Jesus. he knows he knows. I'm his representative on the planet Peter said okay and he raised his voice and said hey sonny! there is somebody here who claims to be your representative on the planet; his name is Pope. Do you know him? A gentle voice from inside said I do not know anyone like that. Sonny doesn't know you.. Enough man..Move on! I heard enough from you By now Pope was totally! how can this be? they're not letting him enter the heaven after being a Pope he said well you ask the holy ghost he knows me. I�m his representative on the planet Peter once again raised his voice and said hey Spooky there is somebody here who claims to be your representative on the planet. His name is Pope. Do you know him? A mischievous voice from inside said..Hah..Pope Is he here he's the one who spread all those malicious stories about me and Mary. Don't you let him in what you think.. you can think whatever you want; I can think whatever I want The whole world can think something about me it has no existential relevance it has only psychological and social relevance so when we say a spiritual process we are talking about an existential dimension not a psychological dimension. not a social dimension so with thought if you generate a certain amount of powerful thought, you can create certain life situations around you but with that you cannot know the ultimate but there is something within you which wants to expand and know, isn't it? how much ever comfort you provide how much ever wellbeing you provide from outside there is something within you which will not settle there's something within you which will not settle it is just..you may avoid it you may avoid it by watching the television you may avoid it by going to the movies, you may avoid it by reading a book you may avoid it in conversation with somebody. that's why you keep yourself so busy just to avoid it but if you sit down for some time and just look at your life you will see everything feels empty and you want to do something else It's always there. Either you address it or you don't address it, but it's always there you can use your thought to create physical situations but you cannot existentially move on by using thought because it has only psychological and social relevance to life

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Duration: 10 minutes and 46 seconds
Country: India
Language: English
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Producer: Isha Foundation
Director: Isha Foundation
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Posted by: ishafoundation on Jul 11, 2010

http://www.ishafoundation.org/ A seeker inquires about the thinking process and if we create what we think. Sadhguru replies that applying too much importance on thought is an unhealthy way to approach life. (AO69)

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