Existence Knows No Right and Wrong
Yogi and mystic Sadhguru tells us a story to illustrate that there is no right and wrong in life. The beauty of existence lies in doing what is appropriate, rather than relying on morals and ethics.
 
Existence Knows No Right and Wrong
 

Sadhguru tells us a story to illustrate that there is no right and wrong in life. The beauty of existence lies in doing what is appropriate, rather than relying on morals and ethics.

Sadhguru: There is a beautiful story. The two wives of Vishnu, Laxmi, the goddess of fortune, and Alaxmi, the goddess of misfortune – both of them believed they were the most beautiful. So, on a certain day, they came and asked Vishnu, “Which one of us is the most beautiful?”

Vishnu said to Laxmi, “When you are coming, you are the most beautiful.” And he told Alaxmi, “When you are going, you are the most beautiful.”

Fortune is coming, misfortune is going – aren’t they most beautiful?

That’s a smart answer, but what is the correct answer? Who is really beautiful?

It is not just about a woman’s beauty, about anything in the existence, there is no correct answer. There is only an appropriate answer. This is an appropriate answer. Life is not about correctness, life is about appropriateness. So then what is the correct thing to do? There is no correct thing to do. What is the appropriate thing to do is the question. Only then you will be able to receive life. If you do correct things, you will make an utter idiot of yourself. If one starts looking for correctness of life, you become barren and empty. Life is essentially in its appropriateness. If you are looking for correctness, you may become a good person.

If you bring your own silly sense of order to life, you will completely miss the magnificent order of the existence.

People who believe they are good have morals, values and ethics. They hang on to this right and wrong, this morality and value systems because they give them a false sense of superiority. People who believe they are good are always looking down at the world. It is a sure way to miss the world. Even the most beautiful woman will not look very beautiful when you look from the top. Because you are continuously looking down, everything looks ugly and black – unless they are bald and shiny. Good people are everywhere. They have their values, they have their principles, they are very ethical, but they could live here for years being completely untouched by what is happening here. It doesn’t matter what you do, they remain untouched in their goodness. They live with the hope that good people go to heaven.

All you are trying to do with your morality and values is to simplify life and find some order in a place where you are not able to figure out what is the beginning, what is the end. The life process seems to be so chaotic and unbearable for you that you are trying to bring some silly sense of order by establishing your own principles, your own morality, your own ethics. If you bring your own silly sense of order to life, you will completely miss the magnificent order of the existence. There is no need to be orderly. Existence is in perfect order.


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3 years 10 months ago

Lord Vishnu, I bow down

3 years 10 months ago

What is the appropitate thing to do?How do we know what is appropriate?........

So you mean dharma, moral, ethics, values are all obsolete? I quite don't get it, could you pls explain it in my toungue?

3 years 10 months ago

Namaskaram Sadhguru, my anger and desire doesnt know "right and wrong". Sadhgru I am sacred while typing this.But please.Shambho

3 years 10 months ago

Your question is already answered in the above blog. Please read it again and again if you cannot get the point

3 years 10 months ago

what is appropriate and what is inappropriate is mainly individualized and depends on time,place and situation. They are not constant.
Truth is constant. From that, values, morals etc.,are generated. They need not be constant. Appropriateness and inappropriateness can be made out from these things. Other wise every thing leads to chaos.

3 years 10 months ago

What is appropriate to me may not be for somebody else.It is relative.But what is theft to me is also theft to anybody else.What is jealousy is also the same to anybody else.Therefore some universal law of morality and ethics are correct and the wrong of them is wrong only.

3 years 9 months ago

Namaskar, Feel Good/Bad Truth/Lie these are just an mere interpretation
created by us when we land in this world & so called society. &
we judge by our own past/present experiences & truth is like a
chemical formula which we cannot change for Instance H2O.

By Sadguru it is beautifully illustrated in form of a story, & culminated by words
"If you bring your own silly sense of order to life, you will completely
miss the magnificent order of the existence. There is no need to be
orderly. Existence is in perfect order"

& It is all levels of
perception each one of us experience at different stages/age,&
that's the reason we bow/respect Sadguru', It's only when we
explore/discover life else a person like Sadguru who can guide us.

3 years 3 months ago

So morality, ethics etc. are mere words? if people abandon their parents and think it is appropriate for whatever reason. As person above Shaikh Mahboob said & I know by my experience, it is true that appropriateness is a relative term, a variable but, truth is constant, truth can not be different for person to person. Truth is truth, self illuminated, "Swayambhu" truth can not be good or bad, wrong or rite, truth is just truth. But if so called good people drag out so called morality and ethics from life, wouldn't that creat a chaos in society. Of course existence has its magnificent order but, aren't things like ethics or morals are the part of that magnificent order?? Or that magnificent order of existence is the only truth? If I feel like abandoning my wife or parents or kids or might feel like killing somebody tomorrow and I reason it myself for being appropriate would it be justified ?? I am really expecting a reply and solution to my query if sadguru gets time to read me and think it's important enough to be answered.
Jai Gurudev !!

3 years 1 month ago

You jeeringly ask me , Who is to say what is right and what is wrong ?
so I say to you, Ask "Who" then ? Evidently, "Who" knows. So clearly "Who" is
the one to ask and "Who" also is the one to tell ! since apparently
"Who" cares !