Divine Calling

Sadhguru answers a question on whether it is only a few people who receive a call from the Divine.
Ants, Bird, Pebbles, Elephant - Divine Calling

Questioner: Namaskaram, Sadhguru. They say that only upon divine call, people are able to visit Kailash. Why is this divine call only showered upon a few select people?

Sadhguru: The Divine doesn’t choose. The Divine is just calling. Only some people hear it – that is all. That is so with everything in the universe: Some people don’t hear. Some people hear and ignore it. Some people hear and respond.

There are no chosen ones in the world. The Divine is equally involved with an ant, an elephant, a tree, a bird, a man, a woman, a rock, a plant – with everything.

There are no chosen ones in the world. The Divine is equally involved with an ant, an elephant, a tree, a bird, a man, a woman, a rock, a plant – with everything. Do you think the Divine is less involved in making an ant than in making you? Have you ever paid close attention to an ant and seen how fantastic a creation it is? If you see an ant, you will crush it. If you see an elephant, you will run. That is your problem. The Divine has not paid any less or more attention to one thing than to another. Even a pebble has received the same attention as you. The only question is whether you are able to respond or not.

If you respond, you will consciously know the Divine. But even if you do not respond, still you are breathing, your heart is beating – you are living. You are not doing any of these things. You can call it nature; you can call it the Divine, but everything is being done to you. Whether your life is mundane or magical simply depends on whether you consciously respond to all that is being done to you free of cost, or whether you are ignorant of those things because you are too full of yourself to respond to the Divine. That is all the choice you have, and that determines everything.

Editor's Note: This article is based on an excerpt from the July 2014 issue of Forest Flower. Pay what you want and download. (set ‘0’ for free). Print subscriptions are also available.

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4 years 5 months ago

Hey Nandhi give me the courage to wait till right guru arrives. I bow down.

4 years 5 months ago

Safe locks of knowledge for survival can ever be lowered in present times, being caught up in these little comforts and made limited the unlimited can we ever know, can we ever know I yell and shout. Oh Sadhguru pardon me.

4 years 5 months ago

Lovely Sadhguru. Everything is our responsibility

4 years 5 months ago

keep your urge burning for getting the guru and you will get. As I got in 6 months time.

4 years 5 months ago

Thanks or bow down to you.

3 years ago

Excellent! Sadhguru, I hear and like to respond, and daily responding the way I understand. I am getting ready to go, as I have come to the end of my life time. Can't I have at least one Darshan of you, before leaving this dwelling?

3 years ago

Pranams to Sadguru. We bow to both para and apara nature. Kailash is within and definitely not outside. OM

3 years ago

what do you mean by only some people hear it? Sadhuguru Ji are you referring to Anhad Shabad?

2 years 11 months ago

I believe what he meant here was our consciousness which often interacts with us and whether we respond or ignore it is entirely our choice.