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Inner Engineering with Sadhguru

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The moment we are born as human beings somehow our lives got complicated If we had come here as any other creature on this planet life would be very simple eating, sleeping reproducing and dying one day now we have to do all those things but after doing all those things, we find somehow its not enough somehow where you are right now, wherever you may be is not enough, you want to be little more than what you right now Isn't it? Isn't it so? If you know only money, may be you are thinking of little more money If you know only pleasure, may be little more pleasure Power, little more power whatever it may be, whatever your currency may be but everybody is wanting to be little more than what they are right now The process of desiring is continuously going on So, this longing of well being because ultimately everything that you are doing is in search of your well-being whether you are going to work or you are going to the bar or you going to the temple or you are getting married or you having children you are studying in an university, everything is fundamentally your well-being Isn't it so?..... Yes Different people may have different ideas about well-being somebody thinks if they can eat twice a day, thats well-being somebody else thats not well-being, Isn't it? Our ideas of well-being may be different but every human being consciously or unconsciously constantly in search of his well-being. Isn't it? So What is well-being? When do you really feel well in your life? When do you truly feel well? when you are very happy, you are well even if you are physically ill, you are still well. Isn't it? even if you are medically diagnosed is ill, you are very happy right now, you are feeling well. Isn't it? So fundamentally well-being means a certain level of joyfulness, certain exuberance of life what is happiness we can say happiness is this that but in terms of life, your life energies are happening in a more exuberant way, what than it normally happens Depression means your life energies are become very low in state Happiness means your life energies are exuberant the many ways of describing happiness but only those who are happy know what it means to be happy there is nobody who is not been happy everybody is been happy but the problem is they are not able to maintain it. Thats all, Isn't it? everybody is been happy In the last 24 hours how many moments of joy have you know? One two three... How many? may be you can count on your fingers many people have nothing to count when you are five years of age a child How many moments of joy did you know in 24 hours lots of them. Isn't it? somebody had to make you unhappy now somebody has to make you happy Isn't it? the whole equation has got on reverse somehow all this effort of life, everything that you did, education, career, business, family, whatever you did everything was pursuit of happiness Is it so? everything that humanity has done on this planet is in pursuit of happiness Is it so? In the last 100 years, we had done too much on this planet with the use of science and technology, we have changed the very face of this planet Today we have the kind of comforts and conveniences that no other generation could ever even imagine Yes what royalty could not afford 100 years ago today average citizen's have Isn't it so? and most of you driving chariots with 100, 200 horses yes.. even kings could not afford this but are we any happy we are definitely the most comfortable generation ever on this planet Is it so? physically but are we also the most joyful generation so its not worked Science and technology has brought enormous amount of comfort and convenience to our lives things that we couldn't even imagine just 25 years ago are just a living reality today Isn't it? but are we anymore joyful? No and all these comforts and conveniences have not come easy, they have come at tremendous cost to every other life on this planet...Yes every creature. from plant to animal to everything including human beings have paid an enormous price to create this comforts and conveniences and we are not even happy What is the point? we are literally making a bonfire of this planet If you were ecstatic its okay burn the planet its alright we were not even happy I think its time to really look at it. Isn't it? why are we burning it up? If we are not even happy Now the problem is you are in pursuit of happiness is enshrined in your constitution also here in pursuit of happiness, what is Pursuit of happiness means? that you want to do so many things to be happy..Yes Yes..thats what it means that you must have the freedom to do many many things to be happy so whenever happiness happen to you whenever you are happy it doesn't matter where the stimulus was where did you become happy, inside or outside inside..Yes. Did you ever experience happiness out here...No such a thing is not happened because the seat of human experiences within you not outside of you people are talking about inner happiness, outer happiness there is no such thing. Happiness and every human experiences is always been internal never been external Isn't it? so happiness is internal, but the starter button is outside in the world some where else in somebody else's hand Now some amount of inner handling is needed which is not been done when I say inner, I am not talking about your body or your mind because your body and your mind comes from outside see when you are a child, your body was so small, now it had become this big. How? How? The food that you ate. Isn't it? so what you call as my body actually is a heap of food...Yes not a pleasant way to describe you at all this is actually a heap of food or a piece of this planet. Isn't it? Yes. This is just a piece of the planet, right now you gathered it this way and made it this way see all these countless number of people who existed on this planet before you and me Where are they? All top soil. Isn't it? this will also become top soil unless somebody buries you real deep fearing that you may rise from the dead so this body is something that you accumulated from outside. Yes What you call as mind is a huge heap of impressions that you gathered from outside. Is it so? All the content of your mind is a huge impressions, heap of impressions so between these two is huge of impressions and I wouldn't call this huge, heap of food that you gathered from outside If you have to gather so much there must be something more to gather this. Isn't it? Yes.. but your experience of life is limited to just this your body, your mind and your emotion when I say mind and emotion they are not really different what you call as my emotion is just the juicial part of the thought Thought is dry in state emotion is little juicy without that you will feel too dry and thirsty so because to quench that thirst, you make a certain part of your thought emotion The way you think is a way you feel. Isn't it so? yes right now you think this is a wonderful person you have sweet emotions towards that person right now you think somebody else is horrible person you have ugly emotions towards that person you cannot think he is a horrible person and have a sweet emotions towards that person Isn't it? you cannot think this is a wonderful person and have a ugly emotions towards this person the way you think is a way you feel people think they are different simply because emotion has a certain amount of drag time see today you thought this is a wonderful person tomorrow morning your thought told you this is a horrible person but thought immediately change its direction the moment it saws few things it just immediately change its direction emotion cannot change its direction, it has its own drag time it still continues but after three days emotions will also change maybe three days or three years, how long you take, its different, but it will change. Isn't it? it catch up with your thought or no. It does emotion is more fluid so it has drag time you can't gather it immediately thought you can gather it immediately and re-direct it this way emotion you can't gather it immediately it spills all over the place it takes certain amount of time to gather it So your thought, your emotion, your body, everything has been gathered from outside So what you have from outside you can gain you can loose. Isn't it? you can gather it what can be gathered can be lost. Isn't it so? and it will be lost either in the course of life or in the process of death it will be lost and when you constantly live with something that is going to be lost and that can be lost any moment naturally you will live a very unstable and in-secured life. Isn't it? Just see how much of your life has been structured around your security almost everything that you do is about your security. Isn't it so? Yes, Is it so? Please carefully examine, your education and your career and your family, your children your emotions everything are centered around your securities somehow, Isn't it? When you constantly thinking about security when you constantly concerned about your security, you will not walk full stride of your life every step will only be a half a step you cannot let yourself go completely into the process of life, always the question is what will happen to me, What will happen to me is the question. Isn't it? till this problem is taken away, you will never realize the full potential of who you are? you will never find full expression, either to your body or to your intelligence or to anything till this question of what will happen to me is taken away from your life only when you come to the state nothing can happen to me whatever whichever way the life is this is the way I will be unless this is brought in within you you cannot take full steps in your life, you will take only half steps in your life So this spiritual process means bringing another dimension which is beyond the physical into your living experience so that this problem of security and in security is gone because you are so totally lost in your instinct of survival you think everything is within the range of this It is not so See if you don't mess with your mind right now to be peaceful and joyful is natural. Is it so? Is it So? Do you have to go and conquer the world to be joyful? can you just watch the sunset and be joyful can you close your eyes and be joyful? Yes Can you think about something and be joyful? and not think about anything and still be joyful So, being joyful is not happening because of any particular act in the world Yes. people have might a got on there by doing many things, thats different This is like On a certain day, a bull and a pheasant grazing upon the field the bull was grazing upon the grass and the pheasant the bird was picking ticks off the bull They working some partnership there was a huge tree at the edge of the field the pheasant looked up at the tree and very nostalgically said Oh alas! there was a time when I could fly to the top most branch of the tree but now I do not have enough strength in my wing, even to fly to the first branch of the tree but Bull very non talently said, Oh thats no problem, If you want to get to the top of the tree, everyday you take a certain dose of my dung everyday, eat some of my dung and within a fortnight you will get there very hesitantly the pheasant started pecking at the dung and know on the very first day he reached the first branch of the tree within a fortnight, he did reached the top most branch of the tree so he went and sat on the top most branch of the tree, just beginning to enjoy the scenery, the old farmer who was rocking on his rocking chair saw a fat old pheasant sitting on top most branch of the tree he pull out his shot gun and shot the bird off the tree the moral of the story is many times even bull sit can get you to the top but never lets you stay there In so many ways you are trying to bull shit yourselves into joyfulness you have gotten there many times but never stay there. Isn't it? Yes you can do this just by running on the beach, by dancing, by singing, by drinking alcohol, by taking the drugs by doing so many things, it all gets you there for a moment but never lets you stay there, Isn't it? Yes or No The more you don't get to stay there, the more and more desperate you becoming with life now I am talking about joyfulness, what it is? There are many many ways to look at this one simple way is lets say right now you lost your peace If you loose your peace, what happens with your life first you today go home and yell at somebody at your home your husband, your children or to your wife or who ever is there If it continues tomorrow morning, you pick a quarrel with your neighbor If it continues then you go to your office and yell at your boss the moment you yell at your boss, everybody knows that you need medical help Yes When you yelled at your husband wife, they thought its normal but the moment you yell in a place where there is going to be serious consequences for you people know you need medical help, Isn't it? So they took you to your doctor initially the doctor tries to take you out of it but you won't bunch, the last thing is he will throw a pill at you this pill is what? just a little bit of chemicals Isn't it? if you threw this pill into you, you do become peaceful may be not forever for a short period of time you do become peaceful, it is working, thats why so many people are popping it, Isn't it? It is definitely working, may be just for a short while, but it is working so just a little bit of chemicals is bringing peace into you or in other words peace is a certain kind of chemistry, Isn't it? If peace is chemistry, isn't turmoil another kind of chemistry Yes Isn't joy another kind of chemistry? Isn't misery another kind of chemistry? agony another kind and ecstasy another kind every human experience has a chemical basis to it now I am talking about creating the right kind of chemistry within you where to be peaceful and blissful is just natural to you you just create the right kind of chemistry now this is the way you are this is not something that you pursue outside we have engineered the world today in many ways, so that it functions better for us, Isn't it? we had done nothing about ourselves Engineering fundamentally means to create situations of the way we want it, Isn't it? we have strived hard to create external situations the way we want it but our inner situations are not the way we want it, whats the point now? we are sitting, the kind of climate that we want in the outside but the inner climate is not good this doesn't work.Isn't it? It doesn't matter where you are you are sitting in a palace or in heaven but your inner situation is good now it doesn't matter, Isn't it? Yes People are wanting to go to heaven, why? because they made a hell out of themselves obviously See, who told you this is not heaven? How do you know? How do you know? that you are not already in heaven and making a hell out of yourself because all the misery that you have ever experienced has happened only in your mind Isn't it so? where is manufacturing unit for all the human miseries thats happening on this planet California, where is it? it is in your mind, Isn't it? This mind could have been a ladder to the divine, this mind could have been a source of ecstasy, but this mind has become a source of misery for most of people, tension, anxiety, depression why? you just don't know how to handle it? Isn't it? Yes, you just don't know how to handle it? this is a miracle which is gone wrong with the humanity, human mind has gone wrong, Isn't it so? This is actually a miracle, you could use this to make anything, this moment if you want, you can make yourself absolutely ecstatic with the same mind, Isn't it so? with the same mind this moment you can become depressed and totally lost both are possible right now if you are willing Yes or No So why has it gone wrong ? This is simply because without understanding the nature of this body. without understanding the nature of this mind without understanding the nature of how this one exist within itself we are just trying to live by accident we are just hoping everything will be okay they have been telling you for 1000's of years, Don't worry God will take care of you everything will be okay, everything will be okay look at the world and tell me, what people are going through? your life within, how joyful you are, how peaceful you are happens to you only to the extent you understand and only to the extent you handle it what extent you capable of handling it only to that extent only to that depth you will know life otherwise not know anything beyond that For example the mind how we are handling it, lets look at this See the nature of the mind is anything and everything your five senses come in touch with your mind collects most of the impressions that you have gathered in your mind are unconscious every waking moment every sleeping moment of your life whatever comes in touch with five sense perceptions is recorded every sound, every smell, every touch, every sight that you have gathered is all there in your mind some of them you are able to pull back and you use, much of it you are not able to pull back but it is functioning, it is creating impacts on you in so many different ways all this impressions so this massive impressions that come in, you have no discretion about what to take in and what not to take in whoever comes your way will stuff something in your head and go you can't stop it if you say I do not like this person you cannot stop input from that person actually you will take in more from that person from than anybody else. Isn't it? So your mind, in one way its just society's garbage bin Yes you can take garbage bin whatever the content of the garbage bin you can take it and make it wonderful manure for yourself or you can live in the garbage bin and struggle eternally this is the choice that you have so what you receive there is no choice about it, everything that you come in touch with goes inside but you have the discretionary power about what to use and what not to use, Isn't it? that is there, but that discretion has been lost in lot of human beings, thats why they become compulsive human beings just see how much of your life is compulsive how much of your life is conscious, Please look at this Carefully observe yourself and see how much of you is happening consciously how much of you is happening compulsively you will see a large part of you is happening compulsively when you happening compulsively you will not happen the way you want yourself Isn't it? See there is only one problem with your life life is not happening the way you think it should happen, Thats the only problem Is there any other problem? Is there any other problem? this is the only problem? Isn't it? Life is not happening the way you think it should happen in the same breadth you claim you believe in God If you believe in God, if it is not happening your way it must be happening his way He must be even more happy its happening your god's way Thats not the reality so world is not happening your way, its okay but now the problem is you are not happening your way, this is the problem Isn't it?.. Yes Nobody in the world is happening your way, Please see nobody around you will happen 100% your way. Isn't it so? Yes Nobody happens your way, its okay but this one person must happen your way. If this one person doesn't happen your way you will become a tragedy thats the tragedy of humanity the world is not happening your way that is not the problem you are not happening your way, thats the problem, Isn't it? So if things happened your way, you have begun to understanding the world that you have to engineer it so it happens your way now if you engineer your car properly if you turn it here, you want it to go here, it goes right there its the good car, otherwise you do it here it goes and turns there you know there were cars like that before Yes Do you know in 50's and 60's the American cars, if you want to turn them there you have to turn them here not any more. Isn't it? because better engineering the same with you no inner engineering has been done for you, Isn't it? just by accident you are trying to happen so what you gather is not the problem your ability to use what you want is the question. Isn't it? Isn't it good all the shit in the world you gathered in your head is best you collected, if you don't know you will walk into it everyday if you know all this you can see that you don't walk into those things. Isn't it? Yes See being free of something and being ignorant of something is very different Yes your ignorant of the ways of the world you will bump into it today or tomorrow you know all the crooked ways of the world but you don't give into that you consciously not there in it thats the different thing. Isn't it? so suffering is not conscious if you are suffering in some way that means that part of you has become unconscious Isn't it so? Nobody consciously creates suffering for himself. Does he? Does he? If different levels of suffering are happening that simply means different levels of unconsciousness exist within you, Isn't it? What is conscious within you that part of you will keep it the way you want it. Is it so? Is it so? whatever is conscious within you those parts of you, you will keep it the way you want it whatever is unconscious those parts you are not able to keep it the way you want it so all that you have to do with your life is make more and more of you conscious if you strive to make this whole thing absolutely conscious this will be 100% the way you want it this one piece of life will happen exactly the way you want it when that happens I have absolute confidence in you that you will make yourself into an absolutely blissful human being there is no question about that there is no question about that

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Duration: 30 minutes and 7 seconds
Country: India
Language: English
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Producer: Isha Foundation
Director: Isha Foundation
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Posted by: ishafoundation on Jul 19, 2010 Sadhguru's introductory talk for Inner Engineering, which is offered by Isha Foundation as an intensive program for personal growth. The program and its environment establish the possibility to explore the higher dimensions of life and offers tools to re-engineer one's self through the inner science of yoga. "As we have physical science to create external well-being there is a whole inner dimension of science to create inner well being. I call it Inner Engineering." - Sadhguru

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