From Creation to Creator
Oscar award winning film maker Shekhar Kapur asks Sadhguru about the nature of creation and creator, and moving towards the Ultimate.
 
From Creation to Creator
 

Oscar award winning film maker Shekhar Kapur asks Sadhguru about the nature of creation and creator, and moving towards the Ultimate.

Shekhar Kapur: Sadhguru, what is the Ultimate?

Sadhguru: If you look around here, there is mud, stones, trees and plants – this is creation. From the same soil, one tree throws out wonderful, fragrant flowers, from the same soil, a mango tree will throw out mangoes, from the same soil, you have come and you make movies, I have come, and I am a Guru. So, there is something here which can make this mud into a tree, into a fruit, into a filmmaker, into a Guru, and into a billion other things. There is something within you which can transform a rice grain or a banana or a piece of bread into a human being. This is the ultimate source of creation. My work as a Guru is just to give you a taste of that Ultimate, so that your life goes into a tizzy, you go crazy, and you want to go for it. You had a taste; now you can’t stop.

Shekhar Kapur: So your work is to drive people mad.

Sadhguru: Yes. Because if people sleep through their life in the name of comfort and security, they are wasting their life. They must go all the way. This is not my desire – it is their desire also. Today you have a desire to fulfill one thing. If that happens, you want the next one and the next one and the next one. There is something within you which doesn’t like boundaries. There is something within you which is longing for the Ultimate – always. So, this is not my idea or philosophy that you should seek the Ultimate. You are anyway seeking the Ultimate in unconscious ways. But if you seek in unconscious ways, you will always remain frustrated and the chances of finding it are remote. It is better to seek what you want in a conscious, focused way.

Shekhar Kapur: So, what is the Ultimate? I am looking for words.

Sadhguru: Whatever we look at, we can only look at it the way you understand it right now. If I say something which is not in your understanding, I’d be compelling you to believe me or disbelieve me. I’ll never do that to anyone. So let us look at it this way: right now, what you call as “myself,” you actually gathered over a period of time?

Shekhar Kapur: Yeah.

Sadhguru: In terms of your mind, it is a huge heap of impressions. In terms of your body, it is a heap of food that you have eaten. So, you gathered this. What you gather can be yours; can it ever be you?

Shekar Kapur: No. Then what is the “you” beyond “yours?”

Sadhguru: So you are existing here without even knowing “what is me.” This “me” is not a simple me. This “me” is the Ultimate. This same “me” which can make a banana into a human being also created the whole cosmic scape. It is not a different “me.” So, the choice is just this – either you can exist here just as a piece of creation or you can exist here as the very Creator himself.

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3 years 11 months ago

thank you Sadhguru

3 years 11 months ago

Why are we not knowing this? Every being, every thing should know this, but still we are not knowing this, what a pity!.
Why is that only one in a billion,that too in a millennia, after the toil of many lifetimes get to know this.Why Why Why?

So many things are granted for us, but why not this?
Isn't it the right of every being, every thing to know this. Then Why are we not knowing ?

3 years 10 months ago

I choose to exist here, right now, as the Creator Himself as playing and directing as Samsiva.

3 years 11 months ago

Dhyanalinga can never be me

3 years 11 months ago

With Sadhguru as our guiding light, hope we are able to progress in the path of searching for the 'Ultimate me'.

3 years 11 months ago

me too ان شائ الله :D

3 years 11 months ago

At 66 after living normal life and a mild craving for the ultimate for 40years now I am able to understand what sadhgur's words means .But the longing for the ultimate .... Don't know when it will be fulfilled?

3 years 11 months ago

minor spelling mistake : their desire not there desire . .

3 years 11 months ago

ghum gaya dimag... kuch-kuch samajh nhi aya. didn't get this "There is something within you which can transform a rice grain or a banana or a piece of bread into a human being". what i have experienced that something is like some energy foccussed in very deeply in us but the process of conversion of banana or rice to human being is biological if You are taking Human as a body.

Didn't get this too "Whatever we look at, we can only look at it the way you understand it
right now. If I say something which is not in your understanding, I’d be
compelling you to believe me or disbelieve me."

Thank You Sadhguru and Isha Team for the knowledge showering article.

3 years 11 months ago

Good one, Jaya

3 years 11 months ago

Nice but it is not working for me ...

3 years 11 months ago

there is no hope unless you go to ashram and settle there. reading articles even if it is from Sadhguru will not help.