Sadhguru answers a question on cloning and looks at how the process of pregnancy and birth play a big role in shaping more than just the child’s body. He points out that just because we are able to do something with science, it doesn’t necessarily mean we have do it.
Questioner: Namaskaram Sadhguru. Can the hu… human clone become a spiritual?
Sadhguru: (Laughs) Now whatever you want to call it – it doesn’t matter what you call it, you’re just producing a human body which is alive – means the life process is there with all the ingredients. I am only talking about when still women are able to bear children I don’t see why you’re wasting billions of dollars in a laboratory. There is a pleasurable way of creating children (Laughter/Applause). You don’t have to make it so obscene and ugly in test-tubes and this and that and you come out of that – no. And above all a woman does not just give body to the child, she molds the child, and how she molds the child depends entirely on how she is. You must see the elaborate care that they used to take in this country. Once a woman conceives every step how she should do, what she should do, what she should not do, whose face she should see, whose face she should not see because everything has an influence. You’re not only giving it a body, you’re also molding the consciousness of the person that you’re bringing up and this is… Do not think in terms of reproduction.
You must understand you’re manufacturing the next generation of people. How the world will be tomorrow is determined right now in your body. It’s a tremendous responsibility. It needs to be handled that way. Because we know how to do a few fanciful things, everything that we learn to do, we don’t have to do. This is the source of destruction on this planet. Everything we are capable of do… doing we must do because we are still juvenile. As a humanity we’ve not matured in our minds. “Everything I can do I must do” – not necessary. We must be able to take a decision what to do, what not to do, what is needed and what’s not needed, isn’t it? (Applause) Are you a clone by the way? (Laughter) One is bad enough, don’t make two (Laughter). Please you must wait for the microphone, please.
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