Becoming a Parent? Are You Ready?
How to know whether you’re ready to become a parent? Humanity is struggling with excess population, which is taking its toll around the globe. Sadhguru puts things into perspective when it comes to children and child bearing.
 
 

How to know whether you’re ready to become a parent? Humanity is struggling with excess population, which is taking its toll around the globe. Sadhguru puts things into perspective when it comes to children and child bearing:

Sadhguru:
Reproduction is not just about you and your mate; you are producing the next generation of people. Is it not a tremendous responsibility? How the world will be in the next 25 years is determined by what kind of children you are producing today, isn’t it? So they should not happen accidentally, they should not happen un-lovingly, they should happen consciously. They must happen in utmost pleasantness.

if you want to bring a child you must understand that this is a 20 year project
In today’s world, unlike what it was a few decades ago, you are able to choose when to have a child. It was not so in the past. Children just happened; people did not choose most of the time. So now when there is such a choice, it is very important that parents look at this – whatever their aspirations, whatever their goals – if you want to bring a child you must understand that this is a 20 year project. If your child does well it is a 20 year project. If he does not do well, it is a lifelong project. When you start on a 20 year project, you must have at least a 20 year commitment. Our emotions, our thoughts, our ideas may change as we are moving on. Many discords, disagreements and struggles happen. When two human beings are in a certain level of proximity, certain level of sharing, many things happen, but because we have a 20 year project we must be committed at least for 20 years.

This much maturity and commitment one must have before they decide to bear a child, otherwise it is not needed for you. You are still a child; you can fight and go away today. You can disagree with somebody and leave the house today. If you are in that condition, you are still a child, you don’t need another child. Asking a child to bear another child is not fair, so you don’t have to do it. You will be doing a great service to the world because right now our only problem is excessive human population.

 
 
 
 
 
 
Login / to join the conversation1
 
 
5 years 9 months ago

SADGURU PRANAM
sadguru advises us to become more concious responsible and livly

5 years 7 months ago

This is a really great read. I do hope that young parents get to read this and those who plan to become parents as well.

5 years 7 months ago

Sadhguru, I love you.

But I do not agree with your views on global warming and "excess" population.

First of all, let's try define EXCESS population... it's scientifically proven that mother earth has enough resources to feed and accommodate at least 30 billion people WITH sufficient living standards. The Malthusian catastrophe never occurred and is unlikely to occur anytime soon. People who are of the same school of thought as Thomas Malthus or Darwin have been proven wrong and wrong again.
Politics and austerity measures imposed on all of Earth's peoples by the corrupt governments, the UN (e.g. IMF, WHO) and the extraordinarily CORRUPT global oligarchy orchestrating the coming on antichrist behind the scenes.

- Why are the vaccines provided by Bill and Melinda Gates' foundation for India's children annually killing 70,000+ of them?

- Why do we allow genocide run rampant in third world countries, while we know the elite have planned to destroy the industrialized nations as well?

- Why do I have to pay taxes to Al Gore for the CO2 I put into the air through exhalation? Isn't that CO2 feeding the oxygen cycle by helping plants survive?

- Why does the mainstream media tell me that human babies are a disaster for the Earth, while the same mainstream media reported that radiation from Fukushima is actually good for you?

I am confident in your wisdom and omniscience. I am sure you know EVERYTHING which goes on in the elites' sick satanic world, and the sick genocidal plans that they nurture and cherish so dearly in their minds.

But I cannot accept that you've bought into their world of lies. I know that you haven't.

On a side note, MANY thanks for "I am not the body, I am not even the mind" mantra. It has become my light in the dark.

3 years 2 months ago

Excess population exists when there are people who live on earth who have no regard for life. That is all. The article embraces children and reproduction so long as the care givers are aware of their influence and effect THEY have upon the children's existence and contribution to this world. Ever seeking love and peace, unity and harmony to counter act all the facts that you have covered in your review Iman.