Trapped in the Psychological Game – Sadhguru 2017
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Trapped in the Psychological Game – Sadhguru 2017

September 20, 2019

Questioner: I am Anita’s other half. Every day she plays a different video from
things you have said. What comes in to your mind that makes you
say these words of wisdom? How does it come about? Sadhguru: It needs some background. It is a fact that we have the most evolved neurological system compared to a worm, insect, bird, animal anybody, anybody. But we also have a psychological process. Whatever your psychological process,
your thought and emotion is only happening because of a certain amount of information that you gathered, isn’t it? Oh, you think she’s a wonderful person
so certain kind of thought. Oh, you think she is not nice,
another kind of thought. Oh, you think this is somebody else. With all this information, whatever you have gathered,
whether it’s right or wrong it doesn’t matter, the type of information you’ve gathered determines the type of thought and type of emotion that you have, isn’t it? This is one thing, if you teach human beings to understand your psychological process is entirely your drama, it’s got nothing to do with reality. Is it so? Your psychological drama has nothing to do
with the reality here. Hundred people can be sitting here and everybody in their own psychological space and they are in hundred different worlds. They are not in this world. So, I have an empty head, nothing (Laughs). So, I’m in this world. So because I’m only in this world I’m paying
attention to everything. I have nothing going in my head if I sit in one place, you know, once in a way when I take a
break for five days if I close myself up, I don’t have a single thought in my mind. I don’t read, I don’t watch television,
I don’t write, I don’t do anything. I don’t even look out of the window, not a single thought on my mind. Because, psychological process is just a small drama which has gotten magnified simply because
you’ve gotten so identified with it. It’s like this – people always come up to me and say, “Sadhguru, I want to meditate but thoughts are coming.” Tch, I ask them, “See, I will teach you another kind of meditation where your kidney function will stop, your liver function will stop, your heart
function will stop. Are you interested?” “No, no, no” (Laughter). “Then what, you only you want
your brain function to stop? Why?” See, when you sit and meditate, your kidney is functioning, liver is functioning,
heart is functioning, you have no issue. Only if your brain functions you have a problem. Yes (Laughs)? Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: Why is that? Because you are not so identified
with your kidney function but you are super identified with your
thought process and emotion. Because you’re so identified with it, you think it’s you because of that now it has
obliterated your experience of life. Tell me in twenty-four hours’ time how many moments are there beyond
thought you looked at something? For most people there isn’t a single moment
or some people have few moments. I have just a few moments of thought,
rest of the time I’m just (Gestures) (Laughs). Like the sky (Few laugh), simply there, just life. If you’re just… Are you life? Questioner: My life? Sadhguru: Mhmm. Questioner: Yes. Sadhguru: Tell me properly, are you really life? Questioner: Yeah. Sadhguru: Yes. You are life, isn’t it? Because I’m life, I have a body, I have a thought, I have an emotion, I have a home, I have this, this, this and so many things; all accessories. But you are experiencing the accessories,
but is there experience of life on a daily basis? You are misunderstanding your
psychological drama as life, isn’t it? Your psychological drama is your drama,
maybe badly directed but (Laughs)… See, when it’s badly directed people suffer it,
when it’s well directed they enjoy it, isn’t it? Hello? Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: So your psychological drama is yours. You can play it nothing wrong with it. It’s like we start playing a game. We are on a tennis court but somewhere you hit the ball,
you enjoy it, you hit the ball you enjoy it, after sometime you keep it…
the racket down and go, isn’t it? Right now with this game, you are not able to stop. Just imagine, suppose you started playing tennis
and you can’t stop, twenty-four hours, how you would suffer tennis? That’s all that’s happening right now. Your psychological process has become unstoppable. It’s simply on and on and on. So, the simplest solution for this is… don’t try to stop it because you’re not trying to stop kidneys and livers and heart and whatever else that’s happening. You are all fine with that. Only with brain function, you have a problem
because of the identification you have. You have misunderstood your thought to be you, isn’t it? Hmm? Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: Whatever your thought is, you think it’s you but your thought is coming from a certain information that you gathered from outside, isn’t it? If I wipe out all the memory in you,
will you have a thought? No. It is only coming from the type
of information you gathered. What type of information you
gathered is not all by choice. If you walk on the street, everything that you see, hear, smell, taste and touch gets recorded in your mind. You can’t help it. What goes into you as information
is not all in your hands. Isn’t it so? Ninety percent is not in your hands. Simply it’s happening all the time because everything that you sense through five sense organs
is just getting into you and recorded. There is no good, bad, ugly in this, it’s just information. Now, by your recognition you say,
“Oh, this is nice” – and it becomes good. You say, “This is nasty” – and it becomes bad. You say, “This is horrible” – and then
it becomes ugly, this is your doing. But information is simply pouring in and recorded. What you gather, whatever you gather,
it can be yours, it cannot be you, isn’t it? Hello? Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: I can say this is my chair (Gestures) but if I say this is me, you will
think I have gone crazy, isn’t it? Right now that’s all that’s happened. What you gather you start thinking it is you. Let me go a little more basic. The body, this body – were you born like this? Participants: No. Sadhguru: No. You came like this (Gestures) and
now you became this much. How did this happen? Just the food that you’ve eaten, isn’t it? Or it’s just the earth that we are walking
upon which became food and now it’s like this? Countless number of people like you and me
have walked on this planet. They were also smart people. Where are they now? They’re all topsoil. So will this (Referring to oneself) become. Yes or no? Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: Unless your friends bury you real
deep fearing that you may raise from the dead (Few laugh) (Laughs), otherwise this will also become topsoil. Well, we don’t want to go today,
but inevitably we go, isn’t it? So this is just the soil which turned into food. We consumed this food and made it into this body. Or is it true that this body is an
accumulation over a period of time? Hello? Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: It is. What you accumulate can be yours, can it ever be you? Hmm? Participants: No. Sadhguru: Whatever you accumulate
at the most you can claim it is mine. I will not dispute that right now, a day will come
(Few laugh) but you cannot say it’s me, isn’t it? Whatever you accumulate can never ever be you. If this becomes a living experience for you that what you have accumulated in the
form of food and in the form of information, you clearly know this is not me then
you will become like me, simply looking at life as it is, without being influenced by anything, without being identified with anything, simply life. Is that true fundamentally you are just a life? Then you gathered a certain body,
so we called you a man. Then you gathered some kind of stuff in you,
so we called you this, that and everything, but essentially are you just life? And is that the most important thing right
now that you are alive right now is
the most important thing in your life. Is that so? Hello? Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: But unfortunately, that’s not in focus. Today, what I’m thinking has become more important
than me being alive, isn’t it? Hello? Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: My little emotion has become more
important than that I’m alime… alive right now. See, today morning sun came up on time. Hello? Yes? Tch, no you’re thinking it’s a sun… “okay, what about it?” You know, some time ago we were flying a helicopter in Tennessee. It is a nice warm day. So we pulled off the doors and we are flying a
open helicopter because weather is good. We went up there and suddenly hit a cold front. All that happened is sun got really blocked out by cloud
so it became extremely cold. So cold we had no control… you know, our hands are not steady on the control so we decided to come down. As we’re coming down we are just debating
– suppose sun doesn’t come up tomorrow, what will happen? May be in three months this will happen,
six months that will happen, we’re just guessing. Then I just came and did a little bit of research. If sun does not come up tomorrow, in eighteen hours, everything that you know as
life on this planet will be gone, except a few microbial life deep down in the earth, everything else will be gone in eighteen hours’ time. Just now I gave you a fantastic information
– sun came up on time today morning. I want to hear appropriate noises at least. Participants: Yay (Applause)! Sadhguru: It’s fantastic, it came up on time (Laughs)! And planet is spinning on time. Tch. Participant: Yes. Sadhguru: You don’t think it’s good (Applause). No accidents in the solar system. One planet did not clash into the other (Gestures),
all are sticking to their lanes (Laughter). In the entire universe, not a single accident. Everything is going fantastic in the universe
and in the larger cosmos. But one nasty little thought is crawling
in your head and it’s a bad day (Laughter). Everything in the cosmos is going great. One nasty little thought – ah, it’s a bad day, isn’t it? The problem is we have lost
perspective as to who we are. In this cosmos, this solar system is a speck. Hmm? Yes or no? Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: It’s like a speck. Tomorrow morning if the entire solar system
evaporates, nobody will notice it. In that speck, planet earth is a micro speck. In that micro speck, Los Angeles is a super micro speck. In that you are a big man (Laughter). That’s a serious problem. (Laughs) This is your psychological drama, exaggerating things to a point where you think if you have one bad thought the whole world is ruined. Because we have gotten identified with the
thoughts that we generate. With the emotions that we create, not understanding it’s our prerogative to create the kind of thought
we want, the kind of emotion we want. If you created the kind of thought you want
and the kind of emotion you want, would you not do the best sort of thoughts and the
best kind of emotion that a human being is capable of? Yes or no? Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: Then you would function
at the peak of humanity. Right now, our own intelligence has turned against us. We don’t need any external help. We’re just doing fine by ourselves. Yes or no (Laughs)? Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: Simply sitting, standing,
rich, poor, every kind is suffering. You ask them childhood – big problem, diaper problem. Toddler – big problem, lot of mischief. Adolescence – oh my god, too many problems. Middle age – crisis. Old age – terrible. Tell me which time of your life is fantastic
(Laughs) (Laughter)? The problem is not anywhere else. The problem is just that we have lost control
over our psychological drama because the existential drama of life
is not in our experience. Our psychological drama is
like a cloud blocking up the sun. We don’t experience life. We only experience thoughts, emotions, ideas,
prejudices and all the rubbish that we can generate. Instead of living in the creator’s creation, we are living in our own petty creation
that’s the big thing. I didn’t create anything so I’m here,
in this world. (Laughs)

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  1. OMG how i have suffered tennis, i have searched for this information for so many years in all the wrong places. Thank you so much for what you are doing Sadhguru.

  2. This guy claims just by mind and emotional control one can find peace. That is partly truth.but it has goddless neture. ibrahamic religions has better than hindu techniques. . He misses the role of heart. He misses the role of almighty allah. At best it is human centerdness In a new guise and plot of sheitan. All prophets priorities heart work so ones soul become the king and controler of his thought and emotion.

  3. I fully agree and understand what he says… But here is my BUT:
    He most possibly grew up in a loving balanced family. In India they have another way of living, another "life – philosophy".
    People in the west grow up differently. Also, when you experience some psychological drama or even trauma at a very early age as a child it does effect your brain development. You subconsciously develope some sort of coping mechanisms etc. His teachings and wisdom, the way of yoga and meditation can help you to attain a peace of mind and help you towards enlightenment but in many cases a proper psychotherapy is also "needed" to fully let go (and especially realizing) certain mindsets you developed. People from the west have their foccus on the mind. In my opinion it is more difficult for them to get rid of their psychological problems without actively involve the mind in that process… Which can be done with psychotherapy. That combined with Eastern wisdom is a great union.

  4. All the time we are thinking that we are these thoughts and emotions therefore we continously suffer. So deep 💯

  5. it's cute how he doesn't realize that people are so invested in what he's saying that they forget to give him feedback and then he goes "hello"

  6. Waaaaaah, outstanding perspectives way of looking at our microscopic problems which we think that it is a Huge problem! Thank you very much my Sadhguru!

  7. This speech is extremely powerful and seriously, it has a the capacity of saving many lives of desperate people around the globe, please, please share it to everyone you know.

  8. I need to remind myself to listen to this many more times until I could speak unconsciously what he was saying.

  9. If i save myself and start to live my life as human beings should … it would be because of Sadhguru's light and direction.

  10. "You are identified with brain function but not with kidney or heart functions" – It sounds like the identifier (I or You) chooses only brain for identification and not rest of the organs. It is not that way Sadguru. Because brain only pops up or generate thoughts and not other organs. When thought is generated "I" exists inside every thought. No thoughts, No "I" existance, it is pure witness state of the brain without "experiencer". "I" is the bi-product of brain thought and "I" never exist outside thought and "I" or "You" does not get any identification of its own.

  11. This video help me finally understand about what he is saying about our thought process. Thank you sadhguru.

  12. Sadgru then whats gone happend to our position about what is happening to our society if we trying to be toughtless?
    About tiranny and injustice among system and our responsibility??

  13. For start it is not the sun which comes up or go down .. it is our earth which is turning around itself exposing itself to the sun or turn away from the it.. it is not a question about if sun doesn't come up one day.. Secondly where did this outrageous claim is come from that if the sun did not shine for 18 hours the whole life will vanish !!?? This is such a ridiculous thing to say .. The sun is not shining for 12 hours during the day night and nothing happens so what difference is another 6 hours is gonna make to the whole life as we know it?? There are towns and cities around the world like some town in Scotland as well as North pole that there are no sun for 6 months at a time.. I think facts should have proper scientific research b4 making that kind of claims..

  14. Sadhguru is one of the best things that ever happened to humanity. Very peaceful and funny person… I am surprised he didn't bring the shankaran pillai joke

  15. psychiatrist are looting patients in the name depression stress and sickulars are fools to promote this business GADHEEE

  16. If you are a leader of India, the world would be a better place because most leaders are handicapped they cannot think now is the best time before you gone. Most leaders will listen to you except the west because they are the devils in killing buainess. Your spiritual and thinking win the people and people will select right leaders. Its more effective than travel around the world the listeners will forget what you said soon they get to outside world.

  17. Sincerely, I can't stop listening to you! Indeed, Creating the kind of thought and Emotion I want will make me function at the peak of humanity. Experiencing Life is all it takes. Thank you so much and lots of Love. 🙏🏼❤

  18. And wanting ones brain function to stop is NOT the same as wanting ones thoughts to stop running wild and… EMOTION?
    Why emotion? Like, arent there any intelligent people questioning his statements for petes sake? Are there only people saying YES YES YES to everyhtibg he says

  19. For 5 days I can sit and have no thought in my mind. No TV, no writing, no looking out the window. Nothing wow! Yet when my anxiety is out of control I have to reach for the phone to distract myself, I have to blog, I have to think or I have to see if there's someone I can talk to, or create some creative social media posts or even grab a cigarette. Anything but sleeping even though that's just want the best way to not think. This guy has superb inner peace 💫 🧘🏾‍♂️ 💫

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