Stop Suffering Your Freedom
Sadhguru looks at how human beings have the freedom to make themselves whichever they want. Unfortunately, most of humanity is suffering this freedom. If this possibility has to be made use of, there is a whole science and technology, which we refer to as yoga.
… You know, Charles Darwin… You’ve heard of Charles Darwin?
Sadhguru: ______ (Unclear) That’s why I'm asking. (Laughs) Two hundred years ago born but about hundred and fifty years ago he said you were all monkeys – not me, I'm not saying, he said you were all monkeys, your tail fell away, you became… you became human; you know the story. When you were a monkey you did not aspire to be human, nature just pushed you on, you did not choose, but once you’ve become a human, if you want to evolve from here on you have to consciously evolve, otherwise there is no other way. When I say you have to consciously evolve - what you call as human is not an established state, it's a flux. This moment you can be godlike, next moment you can be a brute. You have seen with yourself - this moment you're wonderful, next moment you're nasty, next moment you're beautiful, next moment you're ugly – is this not happening to you? Is this not happening to you? Are we on talking terms or no? (Laughter) Are we on talking terms?
Sadhguru: Then what are you ______ (Unclear)? Don’t… Don’t compete with me in staring, okay? (Laughter) I can just sit like this for the whole day without blinking an eye, (Laughter) don’t try this. Are we on talking terms?
Sadhguru: See, in some societies this (Gestures) is yes, this (Gestures) is no. In certain other societies, this (Gestures) is yes, this (Gestures) is no. I don’t know which one you are. (Laughter) Do you see this? What you call as ‘my…’ whatever you call as ‘myself’ is not an established state, it can be anything any moment of the day? Is that so?
Sadhguru: So a human is not a being, he is a becoming, he is an ongoing process, nothing is fixed. You can be whichever way you want to be. This freedom that you have, that you're not fixed like every other creature on this planet, if you're aware, this is the greatest benediction because you can make yourself whatever you want. If you're unaware, this is the greatest curse. Humanity is right now suffering this freedom. Humanity is not suffering bondage as people are saying. Humanity is suffering its freedom. If your life was also fixed like every other creature, you would have gone about without any stress, you didn’t have to do yoga, isn't it? (Laughter) Isn't it so? If your life was fixed like every other creature on this planet, you wouldn’t be stressed. Only because it is not fixed, you can be anything you want, anything… just about anything can happen in your mind, this is why the stress, isn't it?
Participants: Yes. (Laughter)
Sadhguru: Now, being human means… See, suppose a tiger is born – a tiger is not sitting and worrying how to become a good tiger. (Laughter) Just get enough food, he will become a good tiger. He's not worried, ‘Will I become a good tiger, will I end up as a house cat?’ (Laughter) No such problems. You're born as a human being, but still how many things you have to do to be a good human being and still you don’t know where you belong, isn't it?
Sadhguru: Only in comparison with somebody you can say, ‘Compared to this person I'm little better.’ By yourself you don’t know where you belong. Isn't it so?
Sadhguru: Isn't it so?
Sadhguru: Because what is human is not an established state, it is a possibility. It is not a fixed state. If this possibility has to be made use of, there is a whole system of understanding that needs to happen. Understanding the mechanics of how this life functions and what we can do with it – this mechanics, this technology, this science we are referring to as yoga.