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A Ladder to the Divine. Sadhguru

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Now let's look at it through like an analogy you're living in certain prison. let's say there is a fort around you. initially if the wall is big enough, it all seems to be okay...yes? let's say this is fifty acre land big wall. you lived in this only all the time you felt quite all right but then suddenly you see up and the bird seem to be going beyond fifty acres the wind seems to be blowing beyond fifty acres there is something within you which gets into the madness people who are around you who pretend to be sane, they all tell you "stop that nonsense" just do what you have to do here don't have such fancy dreams, you know.. aren't they telling you? the so-called worldly wise people they are always telling you but you cannot suppress this if you suppress this you will suffer if it doesn't find expression, you will suffer but if it seeks expression you will suffer even more a seeker suffers much more than others because now he knows the pain of ignorance most people in the world do not know the pain of ignorance if you do not know the pain of ignorance you have no real longing within you, isn't it? you are the kind if you eat a pizza you are happy I'm not saying you should not enjoy your pizza it's just that if you eat a pizza you think life is fulfilled now you still don't know the pain of ignorance you think by eating, sleeping or indulging in this pleasure or that pleasure, life is complete you still do not know the pain of ignorance the pain of ignorance should tear you apart then the longing to know becomes intense if the longing to know becomes intense it is just one moment the reason why it seems to be so far away is simply because the necessary longing has not come. it is just off and on, longing accordingly off and on experience if the longing becomes so intense that till I know I cannot sleep, I cannot eat, I cannot breathe if it becomes like that just in one moment you will know because what you're seeking is not sitting on the mountain or floating in the clouds it is within you you know jesus told you though he did his initial marketing about taking you to kingdom of God the moment enough people gathered he turned around and said kingdom of God is within you if kingdom of god is somewhere I don't care to go there. it's okay if its within you and you missed it that's tragedy isn't it? isn't it so? if it is somewhere up in the heaven I don't want to go there. I'm happy in Ohio that's different but if it is within you and you missed it, thats true tragedy isn't it? right now that's the tragedy it's right here and people are missing it there was a time when I first came to this, if I just looked at people I would burst into tears just seeing what they are missing right here I am exploding with ecstasy people are walking around with long faces and its there in them also, I can see it right there but they're going about totally unaware of it I would just cry, if I see people tears would come now I got seasoned and I just laugh at them because there's no other way to handle life you know so one of the ways is.. now there is a wall you jump up and fall down you have a glimpse of the outside there are many jumping methods. we can make you jump and have you see a glimpse of it the glimpse is shown to you because that is not the end of it that is the inspiration if you don't have a glimpse then you don't have the momentum to keep it going isn't it? mind becomes hopeless, oh maybe there is nothing beyond this, may be this is all there is, after all eating, sleeping, reproducing, dying, what else is there? this is all there is to life you'll try to convince yourself so a little glimpse is given so that now suddenly everything here becomes stale you want to know something there to glimpse is only an inspiration to give you the necessary momentum to go on with life to go on with the search and seeking now jumping and looking beyond the Wall was good at one time after some time it becomes frustrating because it's just one moment looking and falling back again so what we need to do now jumping is not good enough, we need to build a ladder, isn't it? i have always described yoga as a ladder to the divine because now you are learning how to build a ladder

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Duration: 6 minutes and 52 seconds
Country: India
Language: English
License: All rights reserved
Producer: Isha Foundation
Director: Isha Foundation
Views: 81
Posted by: ishafoundation on Jul 16, 2010 Sadhguru discusses the longing to know, the pain of ignorance and climbing the ladder to the divine. A truly poignant discourse. (SaO53)

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