Return from USA
In this week's Spot, Sadhguru reflects on the need for wellbeing in the US, one of the most affluent countries in the world. "A close observation of the most affluent species of the American population puts me into an urgency mode. Those who have what a large part of humanity is aspiring for are not just in not great shape, but in a state of distress and desperation that does not befit the efforts and accomplishments of their lives."
 
 
 
 

Nearly seven weeks of being in the USA, billed as the greatest nation upon the planet, I am in deep thought on what would be an ideal world. Not that I don’t have a "utopia" of my own that is a hybrid of spiritual perfection and socio-material arrangement. The socio-material part has always been in evolution, as there is no possibility of perfection in the outer world but only that which will lead to maximum wellbeing of the maximum populace. A close observation of the most affluent species of the American population puts me into an urgency mode. Those who have what a large part of humanity is aspiring for are not just in not great shape, but in a state of distress and desperation that does not befit the efforts and accomplishments of their lives.

Considering at what expense individual humans or societies strive for affluence, those who make it don’t make a pretty picture. If economic and material wellbeing is not buffered with spiritual grace, all will go waste -- wastage of not just human lives but of all life-making material of this planet. The current disastrous ecological brink is only the consequence of humans in pursuit of wellbeing. We may rip the planet apart but wellbeing will not happen as it is in the realm of inner nature. Peace and happiness is neither in the silence of the mountains nor in the din of the marketplace. It will only be a permanent station for those who explore the dimensions of inner nature.

Crisscrossing America in the last few weeks with a variety of events, as diverse as World Peace Day celebrations to speaking at the UN to the very first time ever playing in a golf tournament. The tournament was the 25th year in honor of Robert Kennedy. Feisty Ethel Kennedy and the rest of the family were wonderful hosts.

Here I am in our own Air India flight to Mumbai. In 14 hours will be in India, thanks to the Wright brothers.

Love & Blessings

 
 
 
 
 
 
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3 years 8 months ago

Namaskaram Sadhguru,

At an intellectual layer a country which goes for 50% capitalism and 50% communism would make a sensible blend of growth and well being. The developed nations should understand that beyond their national boundaries also, it is living beings only, they have their life on the same planet.

But whenever people grow big they begin a rat race and try to vandalize everything in their way to become the biggest 'big', so it is possible only when they are pulled out of rat race by rare genre of intelligence called 'spirituality'.

Bless us all sadhguru, Pranams.

3 years 8 months ago

Blessed to witness you in deepothsavam held in hyderabad, Shambho i bow down

3 years 8 months ago

Pranam Sadhguru,

How did you fare in the tournament ?

3 years 8 months ago

Thanks to the Wright Brothers!!! :D

3 years 7 months ago

Every affluent person on the planet is Prince Siddhartha. The Ultimate Quest will commence soon, and Buddha will be born.

3 years 7 months ago

The gap between haves and
have-nots has been increasing in America. Due to high GINI coefficient, this
society is simmering in discontent. The problem for India is that it is
following America blindly. How to avoid this?