Get It Right

In this week's Spot, Sadhguru nudges us to hasten our growth by diving into life. "It takes a lot of life’s experience to realize that what you thought was great, is not so great actually. When Krishna was asked, ‘What is the nature of truth?’ he said, ‘What seems to be like poison is amritha, what tastes like amritha is poison.’
 
 
 
 

It takes a lot of life’s experience to realize that what you thought was great, is not so great actually. When Krishna was asked, ‘What is the nature of truth?’ he said, ‘What seems to be like poison is amritha*, what tastes like amritha is poison.’ It takes a lot of life’s experience to realize this. Very few arrive at this without too much pain. Most people arrive at it with much pain. For most, when they arrive at it, it’s too late; so it makes no difference anyway.

Has this happened to you? What you thought was really great when you were sixteen, was not so great when you were thirty? If you don’t let it happen at thirty, it’ll happen to you at sixty. That’s a loss of life, a terrible waste of life. The more you hasten the experience of life, the better it is.

There’s a saying, ‘Experience is like a comb that you find when you have lost all your hair.’ There is also a vernacular saying, ‘You find nuts to eat when all your teeth are gone.’ So nuggets of wisdom will fall upon you when you’re digging the grave. No, they must fall now. When you are young and healthy, when life is ahead of you. And not nuggets, a torrent of wisdom should fall upon you. If this has to happen, there is no other way than to bring clarity to your perception.

If you don’t do enough work to bring clarity of perception, wisdom is an accident. If there is no clarity of perception you will see things in the way they are not. Once you see things in the way they are not, you will live a ridiculous life unknowingly. Maybe ten people have joined your party and ten of you are doing the same stupid things, and you feel it’s the right thing, but you will know one day what the right thing is. I only hope that day is not the last day of your life.

Shankaran Pillai woke up his wife at 2:30 AM and said, ‘Something really spooky is happening in our house. It’s been happening every night. I thought I wouldn’t bother you but this is too much and just now it really scared me.’ She asked, ‘Okay, what’s happening?’ He said, ‘When I go to the bathroom to pee at night, if I open the door, the light comes on by itself.’ She scratched his face and said, ‘You idiot! It’s you who’s been peeing in the refrigerator!’

Please get it right. Get it right as quickly as possible.

* nectar

Love & Grace

 
 
 
 
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7 years 11 months ago

ITS DIFFICULT TO PROVE WRONG.. RIGHT, BUT LAWYERS DO IT AND CHARGE HEFTY FEE FOR IT... SIMILARLY EVERYONE TRIES TO PROVE RIGHT WRONG AND SAY ITS 'EXPERIENCE' BUT CHILDREN DONOT LISTEN.. UNLESS THEY THEMSELVES EXPERIENCE THE SAME.. AFTER PAYING A HEFTY PRICE.. THE MASTER AND THE STUDENT HAVE A SIMILAR RELATIONSHIP, HUSBAND WIFE HAVE SIMILAR DICHOTOMY. ULTIMATELY, ITS JUST FINDING YOUR OWN TRUTH, YOUR WAY AND AT YOUR TIME.. KEEP WALKING TOWARDS IT AND YOU WILL FIND.. SOME WILL FIND IT AFTER GOING THRU A LOT OF PAIN AND SOME FIND IT OTHERWISE.. FIND THE RIGHT GURU AND SURRENDER.. U WILL FIND IT WITH SMILES AND HAPPINESS.

7 years 11 months ago

so true, sadhguru. thankyou for being there.

7 years 11 months ago

Namaskaaram,
At present, we are able to find the translations in Hindi. It will be good if we have Sadhguru Spot get translated into Tamil, as well. After 13 Jul 2011 edition of "Sadhguru Spot", we are not getting translations in Tamil.

Pranams,
Pradeep B

7 years 11 months ago

Absolutely Right!! But not able to correct or come out this present state

7 years 11 months ago

So true. Sadhguru. thankyou for being there.

7 years 6 months ago

IDHUVUM KADANDHU POGUM.......... MY DEAR......

7 years 11 months ago

We had been to the Book Launch in Mumbai and were spellbound with the answers that Sadhguru gave to the various questions posed by Anupam Kher. Shanmukhananda hall, where the function was held reverberated with so much joy and laughter.

7 years 11 months ago

One of the best bits of advice that has ever helped me in regards to this is "Shut up and do your sadhana." Sounds harsh, but like he said "What seems to be like poison is amritha, what tastes like amritha is poison." Try it. It works.

6 years 10 months ago

Every seeker knows that but very often we let ignorance falls upon us, only this time ....reminder... reminder .... reminder... it's a wake up call. Don't ever again pees in the refrigerator!!!!

7 years 11 months ago

Wonderful reminder! 

7 years 11 months ago

What I thought was really great at twenty-two was not so great when I was twenty-five and I was very very upset. But now it looks like it is a great thing! :)

6 years 1 month ago

i have been committing mistakes again and again.sometimes i realize but i m not being able to correct them.how long should i drink nectar tasting poison and suffer?
sadhguru, help me empty and receive your grace.

7 years 11 months ago

 best spot ever.

7 years 11 months ago

It keeps me wondering and i am proud that i live here with Sadhguru

6 years ago

It (the wisdome to fall upon when one is young) really needs longing, search, sadhana and blessings to happen.

7 years 11 months ago

Has this happened to you? What you thought was really great when you were sixteen, was not so great when you were thirty? Yes, Sadhguru it's happening to me! Exactly the same!!!

7 years 11 months ago

sadhguru
i got miraculas experiiance at fourty from which i think greate at sixteen

7 years 11 months ago

answered me right way sadguru, only to feel more emptiness, n more questions.. how long will it go on like this

7 years 11 months ago

Really enchanting video.....Finally Anupam Kher accepted the real LOVE & SHARING with in ISHA and the benefits of all kind of people given by ISHA.Most of the people at Mumbai will be changed here after..atleast those who attended and watched the LIVE program.

7 years 11 months ago

On Sep 20th Mumbai Shanmukhananda Hall was overflowing and people were sitting in aisles to see and hear Sadhguru. At last Mumbai is waking up to the phenomenon that Sadhguru is. 
All the tools and sadhana given by Sadhguru are to enhance one's perception. It will be a travesty if we do not make much of the same

7 years 11 months ago

Dear Sadhguru-When Krishna was asked, ‘What is the nature of truth?’ he said, ‘What seems to be like poison is amritha*, what tastes like amritha is poison.’ How should one comprehend this-Some of the perceptions has changed at 30 some are still the same. Also, how can one develop clarity of perception. Please guide.

7 years 11 months ago

oh!dear sathguru...i read so many books on spirituality.each one has a different perception.in my personal life when i experience christ...u say shiva,when i experience shiva ...u say there's a source of creation and we have given god a form.u r not helping me grow...u just leave me hanging in midair with the big"i don't know"."do i know "or" do i not know".please help me  know.

7 years 11 months ago

Subramaniam:
Recently I visited Isha Ashramam  and found that the Board for Isha MEGA  PROJECT is displayed everywhere in and around Ashramam only in ENGLISH. I did not see a Tamil Board even in one place. Most of the visitors to the Ashramam are Tamil speaking people.So,  if the Board is  put up in TAMIL also in a visible place, every Tamil speaking person can know about the Mega Project and can donate liberally.                                                             

7 years 11 months ago

Unfortunately we realize that we are wrong only when life hits us very hard, or when someone else points it out to us. How wonderful it would be if we had the right kind of perception from our very childhood!

7 years 11 months ago

sathguru is amazing..........!
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7 years 11 months ago

Sadhguru, Awesome!