Transformation – Embracing the Universe
Sadhguru: It does not matter what kind of spiritual experiences you have had, it is of no consequence. What transformation the experience brings is what matters. Unless it brings about a transformation in you, experiences are of no consequence, whatever is your experience. It is not that you have to aspire to transform yourself. If you imbibe, transformation happens. Not everyone is able to get the same amount of nourishment though they eat the same food. It is a medical fact. Similarly, not everyone imbibes the same volume of anything that is given to them in the same atmosphere. Two children grow up in the same family in divergent ways. One goes this way, another goes that way, with the same inputs.
Is Renunciation The Way To Transformation?
A spiritual process if it has to become alive, is not about renunciation but about living sensibly. Wrong words have been used by scholars from outside this culture.
There is no such word as “renunciation” in any of the Indian languages. It is the scholars from outside who came and said, “This man has renounced.” No, he has embraced the whole universe but you think he has renounced.
That is your understanding because you cannot think of life without possessing something: “one part of the planet is mine.” Someone has embraced the whole universe. All the stars belong to him. The whole galaxy belongs to him. He did not think it is necessary for him to gather something and keep it in his bag or in his bank. This is not renunciation.
Life must be understood from an inner perspective, not from an objective sense because whatever you perceive objectively is only good enough for survival. You need a subjective perception for life.
You can make every experience in life into an enriching process or you can use it to become more resistant towards life. You must choose.