Once the Guru Leaves…
Sadhguru answers a question on what happens to a disciple once the Guru leaves, and explains the technology of “auto-piloting”!
 
Once the Guru Leaves
 

Questioner: Sadhguru, we are all on this bus journey with you as the driver. At some point, you may decide to hop off the bus. You have two types of passengers. Those who are focused on the destination – even if you put the bus on auto pilot, they should be okay. But you also have passengers who are focused on the driver – the destination doesn’t matter to them. What happens to them if you put it on auto pilot?

Sadhguru: People have gotten interested in the driver only because of the destination that he represents. If you have a dream about going to a certain destination, the man who drives the bus becomes a part of your dream. You may be thinking “Sadhguru” with tears in your eyes, but if I go to the next village, they are not even bothered who I am, because they are not interested in going anywhere. They have not even thought about it, so what I represent does not mean anything to them.

The question is, “When are you going to go – before me or after me?”

Your interest is the destination, but the destination is abstract, while the driver is something that you can relate to. Therefore, in your understanding, the driver has become important. But actually, the important thing for you is the destination. The way the mind understands, knows, and perceives things is like this: “If the driver is not there, will we really get to the destination?” You have no trust in the technology of auto-piloting. You think if it is put on auto pilot, it will not happen, which is not true.

The question is, “When are you going to go – before me or after me?” Maybe I will outlive you – I have not made up my mind when to go. Does this mean I have an unbounded amount of time? Right now, no. If one wishes, one can earn that. But it needs a lot of hard work, just to drag on for a few more years, and I am not the kind to do that. Suppose I leave tomorrow, is your spiritual journey going to end? Definitely not. Instead of piloting it from outside, it could be piloted from inside. The initiations that you have gone through, whether it is shoonya or anything else, are not empty procedures or a bundle of instructions – they are a huge investment of life energy. If you keep it as a seed in your belly, you do not feel its presence. You have to create the necessary atmosphere for it to become a big tree, then there is no way you cannot feel its presence.

The unfortunate reality for most masters in the past has been that the spiritual processes that they started gathered much more momentum after they left. The physical absence makes the other presence very powerful – it always greatly enhances the other dimension. If I went tomorrow, it would also be to your benefit, so there is no need to be concerned. But it will not happen tomorrow – sorry to disappoint you.

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3 years 11 months ago

You heal in every direction..

3 years 11 months ago

The last line gave me a good laugh :D

3 years 11 months ago

Dont Go Early Sadguru Ji, We can wait little more time with same speed to achieve.........

3 years 11 months ago

grateful for the clarity Sadhguru. Pranams

3 years 11 months ago

no words sadhguru

3 years 11 months ago

Hey sadhguru , the question of "what about me doesnt exist" in you ................................

3 years 11 months ago

You are my Pilot now, Pranams Sadhguru.

3 years 11 months ago

So, the Journey and destination is too long...

3 years 11 months ago

Sweet Sadhguru, Ever since I physically knew you, I keep saying to myself that all these years I have been preparing for my mother's passing (from an emotional perspective) and then you too got included in this list. The way it is right now, I don't know Sadhguru how I can handle. Pranam

3 years 11 months ago

Thankyou, sadhguru!

3 years 10 months ago

I've seen you once.. I feel your presence every day.. I talk to you.. walk with you.. M i a fool.. Is it mere imagination or is it you really.. if this question comes to my mind i don't know what to say.. Can we talk directly in this dimension?? i really want to .. again a wanting.. sadhguru we all are sooooo selfish.. you said it right in one of your talks.. if you are a solution everybody wants you.. if you are a problem.. no body wants you.. I thank you for being.. i see you as the first deciple of aadiyogi.. you are shaktiswaroopam.. its because of you that the knowledge of yoga is here by aadiyogi.. thank you.. i know you both are one.. but i don't know.. sometimes this seems to be utter nonsense.. sometimes its simply sense.. again.. i don't know..

3 years 11 months ago

Pranams Sadhguru ! Please don't leave anytime soon, It's hard to find a Yogi like you.

3 years 10 months ago

I should not exist when you are about to go...just take me with you...Sadhguru....!!!

3 years 11 months ago

It should never happen sadhguru!!

3 years 3 months ago

Guru please wait some more people are coming for initiation

3 years 11 months ago

Will the driver jump of a running bus ?
With Sadhguru I can not hazard a guess
But this I know for sure crystal clear
As passengers to Him we are dear
And we will reach the destination cool
After the bumpy ride with this "Driver", shrewd .......

Fasten your seat belts (Sadhana) and stay put. He is not going anywhere without us....and will ensure we join Him some day in perhaps some life time...

Humble Pranams to Sadhguru

3 years 11 months ago

He has to shed his body one day...n he has said things are gonna be very different n energetic after he leaves....!!

3 years 11 months ago

Guruve, you are the best thing which happened to me. And I just got reminded of mortality, I am a little scared now. Will be in a hurry with my spiritual growth...