Questioner: Namaskaram, Sadhguru. They say that only upon divine call, people are able to visit Kailash. Why is this divine call only showered upon a few select people?

Sadhguru: The Divine doesn’t choose. The Divine is just calling. Only some people hear it – that is all. That is so with everything in the universe: Some people don’t hear. Some people hear and ignore it. Some people hear and respond.

There are no chosen ones in the world. The Divine is equally involved with an ant, an elephant, a tree, a bird, a man, a woman, a rock, a plant – with everything.

There are no chosen ones in the world. The Divine is equally involved with an ant, an elephant, a tree, a bird, a man, a woman, a rock, a plant – with everything. Do you think the Divine is less involved in making an ant than in making you? Have you ever paid close attention to an ant and seen how fantastic a creation it is? If you see an ant, you will crush it. If you see an elephant, you will run. That is your problem. The Divine has not paid any less or more attention to one thing than to another. Even a pebble has received the same attention as you. The only question is whether you are able to respond or not.

If you respond, you will consciously know the Divine. But even if you do not respond, still you are breathing, your heart is beating – you are living. You are not doing any of these things. You can call it nature; you can call it the Divine, but everything is being done to you. Whether your life is mundane or magical simply depends on whether you consciously respond to all that is being done to you free of cost, or whether you are ignorant of those things because you are too full of yourself to respond to the Divine. That is all the choice you have, and that determines everything.

Editor’s Note: This article is based on an excerpt from the July 2014 issue of Forest Flower. Pay what you want and download. (set ‘0’ for free). Print subscriptions are also available.

Images courtesy: Pebbles by These are my photons
Ants marching by Clicksy
Elephant by Arno Mientjes Wildlife
Blue bird by e_monk