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What happens after death? - Sadhguru.

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So what happens after death? What happens if I die unaware? What happens if I die aware? See, once again I want to warn you. If I go into these spaces, I’m going into areas which are not in your experience. So, the only option that’s left to you is - whatever I say, to believe it or to disbelieve it. I don’t like to put people in such a... it’s an obscene situation, compelling you to either believe me or not believe me. I think it’s obscene to, you know, to push people into that situation where you have to believe me or you don’t believe me, you know? It is the same situation as you are with me or against me. I don’t like that, but now that you’ve asked the question, what happens? See, the most important thing for you, if you really want to know, if you just want to listen to a story, that’s different. If you really want to know, the most important thing is that you must know what is happening to life now, isn’t it? You are here. What is happening to this life right now? How is it happening? If you strive to know this and if you know this, you will know everything. If you know just this one, you will know everything that’s worth knowing in the existence. That’s how it is. You just have to know this, that’s all. If you know this piece of life, you will know everything that’s worth knowing in the existence. That’s all you need to know. That is why for ages people have been saying “know thyself” or whatever, hum? People have been saying that, isn’t it? So, how to know yourself? Everything that we are doing is just to set up the necessary fundamentals so that you will be able to know. If I tell you, you are soul, you are beautiful, you are love… you know people are making statements, “God is love.” How do you know? How do you know? ‘No, my Krishna has told me, my priest has told me, somebody else has told me.’ All that is fine but how do you know they know? How do you know that Krishna knows? I’m asking you. See, I’m not saying this with any disrespect or anything towards them. How do you know that Krishna knows or Buddha knows or Jesus knows or anybody knows, how do you know? What parameters do you have to check them out and say, ‘Ok, this guy knows.’ How do you know? Hum? What kind of life did they live? The examples, what they demonstrated in their life and the examples that they set for people. See, Krishna is 3500 years ago. Gautama the Buddha is 2500 years ago. Jesus is 2000 years ago. That’s lot of time. People whether a Jesus or a Buddha or Krishna, these people lived wonderful lives, there’s no question about it. But how do you know what they are saying is the truth? What have you got in you to tell you that? Now, I will tell you, “Love is God.” You feel little love in your heart, you feel wonderful. So, you think, ‘I know God?’ No, it’s a wrong conclusion you are making. Now, people are always saying, “Love is God.” Please look at this sincerely. Love is a human emotion. Human beings are capable of being loving. Isn’t it so? Are they? Are you capable of love? Yes. Why…people who have no love in their heart, they are the people who exported love to heaven. Why are you saying love is God? It’s, it’s very much a human possibility. Isn't it so? Yes or no? Human beings can love immensely, isn’t it? If they are willing, if they are not prejudiced, a human being is capable of tremendous amount of love. Why should it come from heaven? It doesn’t come from heaven even now. You… if you have a dog at home, a dog is extremely loving, isn’t it? Yes? Licks you up, head to toe, isn’t it so, out of his love? Doesn’t he? Dog is love - no question about it. God is love - I don’t know. I’m not saying he’s not, but you don’t know. Isn’t it so? See, this is not in any kind of disrespect or any kind of desecration of what is there, but this is - if you want to grow you must start where you are; Otherwise we’ll believe so many things but if somebody… you meet somebody who believes something totally different, these two wonderful beliefs will clash. Isn’t this happening? Two great religions are all the time clashing and killing? Don’t think these people are killing some extremist and this and that. They are the real religious people because they believe. You should have seen this, I don’t know if any of you saw that. Before United States attacked Afghanistan, all these Taliban leaders, you know, you’ve seen them how they are? They got nice big turbans like this, long beards and - nice guys. Really. There is something very… they are terrible innocence, I’m telling you. Just before that the Buddha statues were blasted, that was the time. So, because the attack was imminent, they called for a press conference, about eight of them, the press conference. All international press asking them all kinds of questions, what are you doing? You blew up this, you know, this Buddha statue, you are treating your women like this, you are torturing these people, that, this, this.’ Whatever you say, those guys are so innocently coming out and saying, ‘See, in our holy book Koran, this chapter, da-da-da-da, this is what it says. So we are just doing that.’ When you look at them, they are genuinely saying it. They are not… they are not pretending people because they’re staking their life. See, these people are not just making up things, because they 100% believe it; otherwise why would they stake their lives? Isn’t it? Isn’t it so? Why would any man stake his life for something that doesn’t mean anything to him? It means a lot to them. They firmly believe, ‘this is it.’ But you think it’s utter nonsense, isn’t it? But it is not so for him. So, what I’m saying is, let’s not go by belief systems, let’s explore life. Whatever, you know, initially… this is also there, at different phases of their life, they said different things and out of context it can mean many things which are completely out. Initially, during the marketing phase of his life, Jesus talked about taking everybody to heaven. He said, ‘My God is in heaven, my father in heaven, I’ll take you there’ and this and that. Once sufficient number of people got interested he said, “The kingdom of God is within you.” Yes, yes or no? He did right. He turned around and he said, " the kingdom of God is within you". Everybody was thinking he is going to take them up somewhere. But he turned around and said, “The kingdom of God is within you.” If it’s within you, all you need is a method and a way to turn inward, isn’t it? Not about going somewhere. So whatever he might have said, it could be totally out of context After 2000 years people might have twisted and turned and put it completely out of context. You take a piece of what somebody has said without taking the whole context of what he could have said. It could be completely meaning something else and it can always happen to everything that everybody has said. So, they lived wonderful lives, no question about that but still in your experience, till you know, it is still a story, isn’t it? Yes? A beautiful story, an inspiring story but still a story. Stories can entertain you. Stories can inspire you. Stories cannot deliver you. Only, only if you turn inward, if you find your kingdom of God, only then it delivers you, not otherwise.

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Duration: 10 minutes and 12 seconds
Country: India
Language: English
License: All rights reserved
Producer: Isha Foundation
Director: Isha Foundation
Views: 155
Posted by: swamit on Jan 2, 2012

A seeker asks Sadhguru what happens after death. Sadhguru discusses various teachings by Jesus and others through out history and explains that the surest way to know death is.

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