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Meditation and chanting a brain exercise? Sadhguru

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just a few months ago a bunch of scientists I think California had wired some of the, I think it was Buddhist monks and were measuring their brain activity during chanting and medication and they were finding significant gamma waves being emanated from their brain and emotional centers in the brain for peace and love and empathy were lighting up like Christmas trees that they had never seen before outside of drug-induced states so the conclusion they drew was chanting and meditation was a kind of bring exercise I'm curious about what's your opinion of that study was and also what you think the brain's role in any of this is? now some scientists were conducting experiments on frogs and the way the frogs were leaping so once they cut off one of the legs the frogs that were leaping, the tree frogs, which were leaping about twenty feet if you cut off one leg they were leaping only fifteen feet then they cut off two legs and saw they were leaping only ten feet they cut off three legs with one leg, it was leaping only five feet then they cut off all the four legs then they concluded when you cut off all the four legs of the frog it becomes deaf so surface observations are not everything, this is something that you have to know from within brain is just, body yes? brain is body, isn't it? so certain changes are happening in the body as a result of something else that result is not the source of what's happening certain emotions and other things are clearing up and more peace and compassion and love is manifesting it is not about compassion, it's not about love, is not about any of these things see, what you need to understand is, if there is a certain how would you like to keep you body? pleasant or unpleasant? pleasant if your body is feeling very pleasant it'll be healthy and pleasurable if your mind is feeling very pleasant it will be happy if your emotions are feeling very pleasant it will be loving, compassionate if your energies are feeling very pleasant it will be blissful so all this are working towards creating a certain pleasantness in all the dimensions of who you are because of this physical body is changing mind is changing, emotions are changing but the pleasantness is coming not because of that that is just a result right now you have glorified love too much because you have not known anything better people are going about talking as if love is the highest thing isn't it? because probably, that is the most pleasant thing that they have touched in their life love means what a longing to become one with somebody isn't it? this longing to become one with something is what on the emotional level you call it love this longing is always there with love it never finds fulfillment, the longing remains if you intensify the longing, it will become enormous suffering when moments of oneness happens, it will be great pleasure when movements of separation happens it will be great torture is it so? is it so or no? they have known moments of oneness which is so valuable to them, they are willing to go through all the torture that comes with it a few moments of oneness for that they are willing to go through all the torture it's worthwhile so fundamentally what's happening within you is there is something within you whereever you are right now in your life it wants to be a little more than what you are right now is that so? this is the desiring process your desire is not about anything your desire is, it wants to expand where ever you are its not enough, it wants little more, little more so this longing for oneness or this longing for including everything as a part of yourself when it finds a basic physical expression we call this sex what you're trying to do with sex is you are desperately trying to become one with somebody however hard you try, it doesn't happen there are moments when it makes you feel like you are one but the next moment everything is separate if you try this mentally generally it gets labeled as greed, conquest, ambition you're trying to include everything as a part of yourself, you want to conquer the world itself if it finds an emotional expression, we call this love if it finds a conscious expression, we call this yoga it is the same longing to include something as a part of yourself because who you are is not sufficient, isn't it? why is it that you want to include another person as a part of yourself? some how the way you are is not sufficient, isn't it? isn't it so? there is an intense longing to become one with somebody because the way your are is insufficient suppose if you sit here, you are so complete if you sit here, you are so complete within yourself that you are absolutely blissful by your own nature would you be longing to become one with somebody else? because in your longing and being one with somebody for a few moments you have known a little bit of bliss in it that�s what you are going after isn't it so? it's not love that you are going after because of love you found a few moments of blissfulness that's what you are going after, isn't it? yes now it is not ambition that you are pursuing because of ambition when you made certain achievements, when you included something as yours you felt certain amount of bliss, that�s what you are going after isn't it so? it is not sex that you are going after in your sexuality at certain moments you found certain moments of blissfulness that's what you are going after so what your are seeking is blissfulness what you are seeking is not sexuality what you are seeking is not ambition or things what you are seeking is not love all these things have been the different ways of getting there for a moment now for few moments of blissfulness that you have known and you know it's not sufficient so it's time you approached it consciously isn't it time you approached it consciously? that is why Patanjali, I think I told you this on the first day itself when Patanjali wrote Yoga Sutras, he started Yoga Sutras in a strange way first chapter of Yoga Sutra is and now yoga half a sentence such a great document on life starts with half a sentence because you still believe that if you find a new girlfriend everything will be okay in your life, if you still believe, if you get a raise everything will be okay if you still believe you should buy a new house or a new car, everything will be okay it is not yet time for yoga you've seen all those things and you know it doesn't work and now yoga have you come there?

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Duration: 9 minutes and 51 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 comments about a recent study done on brain activity during chanting and meditation and asks Sadhguru his opinion on the subject. (TO20)

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