During a conversation between Juhi Chawla and Sadhguru, the actress asks for advice on the best way to live blissfully and consciously. The key, Sadhguru responds, lies in one’s awareness that life is just a brief happening.
Juhi Chawla: So Sadhguruji then what is it, okay so for all of us, how do we live our days? What is the best way to just go about it? give us in clear simple, simple sentences – do this and you will be at least on the way to be blissful or happy or aware or living in a nice conscious way (Laughs). Sadhguru: See if you… if you just observe, if everybody makes an(a?) little effort, everybody take a little time for this piece of life, okay. Not for your family, not for your career, not for something else, something else, just for this piece of life give it little time because this is the most important piece of life in your life, isn’t it? Yes or no?
Sadhguru: Even if you’re in love with somebody (Laughs), still this is the most important piece of life, isn’t it? So pay some attention to this, how does it happen, why have you taken it for granted? Believe me you’re not going to be here for an…ever. I’ll bless you with a long life but you’re going to fall dead one day (Laughter). Yes or no? Participants: Yes.
Sadhguru: So do not take this for granted. If you wake up in the morning tomorrow if you wake up in the morning (Laughter) - no this is not my wish but I want you to know of all that people who go to bed tonight, over a million people will not wake up tomorrow morning and tomorrow if you and me wake up tomorrow morning, is it not a fantastic thing? A million people did not wake up. You woke up, is it not a great thing? Participants: Yes.
Sadhguru: Just look at the ceiling and smile, you are still awake (Laughter & Applause), you’re still there. A million people did not get up in the morning and you woke up and for many, many millions of people somebody, who is dear to them did not wake up. So just check those five, six people around you they all woke up – WOW! It’s a fantastic day (Laughter). You woke up and everybody who matters to you around you woke up, is it not fantastic day?
Juhi Chawla: Yes.
Sadhguru: You don’t think so?
Participants: Yes (Laughter)
Juhi Chawla: Yes, yes.
Sadhguru: You don’t seem to think so because the problem is just this you are living with an idea that you are immortal. When I say you’re immortal, you’re not actually thinking you’re immortal but you’re not conscious of your morali… mortality. If you’re not conscious of your mortality, somewhere you think you’re immortal, isn’t it? How many moments in a day are you conscious that you’re mortal? If you were conscious would you have time to crib, would you have time to fight with somebody, would you have time to do some rubbish with your life? If you knew… if you’re conscious that you are mortal you would do nothing other than what is absolutely needed for you and everybody around you. This one thing if you do if you just remind yourself you… don’t think this is a negative thing, death is not a negative thing; it’s the only thing which has added value to your life. If you’re here forever you would be unbearable (Laughter).
Juhi Chawla: Yeah (Laughs), yes, yes.
Sadhguru: Isn’t it? Aren’t we glad everybody dies one day (Laughs)? If you just become conscious of this one thing that always you’re conscious that “I’m mortal,” you don’t have to think “I will die today.” We don’t intend, we want to live as far as possible, just you know “One day I will die.” If you’re just conscious of this one thing you will naturally become spiritual. every day, every moment if you remind yourself this is a brief life “I am mortal, one day I will end,” Just do this for two days and see you will become something truly fantastic within yourself just this is all Juhi Chawla: That was… that was simply beautiful.