Don’t Believe Your Five Senses! | Sadhguru Explains

Don’t Believe Your Five Senses! | Sadhguru Explains

Welcome to Sync Mind. For a Better Experience,
Please Use Headphones. When we look at our experience of life, when we look at individual experience, everything that human
beings experience here is coming from what
they see, what they hear, what they smell, taste
and touch. Or in other words through the five sense organs. Five sense organs, in
the very nature of things, can perceive only that which is physical. You can see only that which is physical. That which is not physical, you cannot see. Similarly, to touch, smell, hear, everything has to be physical. So what is the basis of physicality? Physicality means a defined boundary. If there is no boundary, there is no possibility of physicality. We can call this a physical body, because there’s a defined boundary. If there was no definition to this, this would not be physical. So everything physical has
to have a defined boundary. Entire human experience, right now,
is coming from this defined boundary. Whatever structures you try to create, whatever good intentions you have, once again it ends up as one… one more boundary, one more division, one more segment in the world, one more caste or creed in its own way. Every one of these things which have become
terrible divisions in humanity, I believe they all started
with good intention. I don’t think they started with a negative intention, but how many divisions have happened, how we have exploited each other. Talking about poverty, do we have the resource? Well, people are… I mean if
you look at the numbers, you said without a spreadsheet
you can’t make decisions, if you look at the spreadsheet of the differentiation between what
is poor, what is rich in this world, it’s obscene, to say the least. I’m saying, people are saying the amount of money spent on… Pet food in Europe and America is enough… to take care of basic health
care for the entire humanity. I mean, it’s obscene, to say the least. So this has happened
not with bad intention. This has all happened with good intention, but because human experience
is limited to their physical nature they’re trying to think beyond that, but you cannot think
beyond your experience. You can think, and again, you’ll end up
in another cubicle, and another cubicle. So we’re talking about consciousness. When we say consciousness, we’re talking about a dimension
beyond physical nature. When I say dimension
beyond physical nature, what is physical to us, is all accumulated. This body is an accumulation
of the food that we’ve eaten. What we call as the mind, the content of
the mind is something that we accumulated by our impressions and experiences. What you accumulate can only be limited. You cannot accumulate unlimited. You cannot accumulate
that which is boundless. So now we’re talking about
solutions in a boundless way. When we talk about… solving problems seamlessly, without thinking who is you and who is me, we need an inner experience
which is beyond our physical nature. Only then, we will identify
beyond this, because human mind functions from
the identities we have taken. Once we identify ourselves as something, knowingly, unknowingly we are always trying
to protect that identity. So to bring a human being to
that dimension of experience that he or she can function beyond identifications, is what needs to happen. So when we say well-being, from the imperial times,
you know, well-being meant taking whatever is there everywhere
and bringing it to one place, and creating well-beings
in certain people. We kind of evolved out of that. Now we are saying well-being means this continent or that continent. Some people… you are a World
Bank, you are thinking of the entire world but we’re still leaving
out a whole lot of things which are part of our well-being, the well-being of every creature on this planet, the well-being
of every tree and plant, the well-being of every microorganism is connected with our well-being. This is not ecological awareness, this is consciousness. If your experience of life was beyond the limitations of your physicality, you would just know this by experience. When you know this by experience, you don’t have to generate intention, you will just do the right thing. We have to bring the world
to that place, that’s a long way, but at least we have to bring the
leadership in the world to that place. When I say leadership, it is only a question of maybe
5000 people on the planet. You know, when I was at the
economic forum they asked me, “Sadhguru, if there’s one
think we can do for you which will change
the world, what is it?” I said, “I will name twenty-five people. You give them to me for five days, you will see… in three years, you will
see a significant change on the planet.” They asked, “Who are these people?” I named the twenty-five heads of states of the major nations on the planet.
“Give them to me for five days. You will see everything
will change” (Laughter), because there is money, there
is resource, there is technology. Only the intent is missing. But the intent is missing
not because of bad intentions, not because of some evil in their minds, intent is missing because there is no
larger experience within themselves. Those of you, who are young, you don’t understand what
I’m talking right now (Laughs), because youth means it comes with enormous energy. Slowly, it doesn’t matter
how well you keep yourself, I think I kept myself pretty well, but still you don’t have the same energy. Well, I’m doing better than
most youth but (Laughs), but still you don’t have the
same energy after some time. So this moment of enormous energy is the time when we can make
tremendous things happen. But unfortunately (Laughs), your intelligence may get
hijacked by the hormones, that you can’t think straight (Laughs). It just gets entangled
into this and that. So this energy largely goes waste… in anger, in compulsions of various kind, this and that. If only youth invest a little bit in stabilizing themselves, if you bring stability
to your way of being, this energy can become a tremendous force. This energy is a real solution to
the world for everything. For every problem that you have, the energy that the youth carries, if it had stability, it would become a solution for every
problem that we have on the planet, because that human energy is
needed to make things happen. So as a part of this, we
are going into schools this yoga day, as I was telling you, 18,632 schools across India, we’re bringing a simple yogic practice, that we’re training teachers so that
they will sustain it for the children. To bring this balance, I’ll
tell you how this balance is. When we opened our Isha Home School of… you know, a decade ago, one day I went in the
morning to the assembly, where all the tiny tots were
sitting, all seven year olds are sitting. Then I said, why these
kids have become like this? They are like broken tops. So I just said, twelve minutes a day,
we just brought some simple sounds. Seven notes of the Indian classical music. Every day twelve minutes they do. After two months I go, they are sitting like this
(Gestures – indicates sitting still). That’s all it takes, I’m saying. The simple methodology of what
brings stability into a human being unfortunately is missing
in our education systems. Our education system is all about
how to exploit everything in the universe. Our idea of science is just this. How to use everything in the
world, including human beings. Yes. How to use an invisible atom, how to use an invisible microbe, how to get protein out of bacteria… why? I mean, we are looking at the world as a killing field. We are looking at the
world as a way to squeeze it. This is fundamentally because
we’re in pursuit of happiness. This is the biggest problem. If you pursue happiness, you will endlessly run,
without ever finding it, because it’s not out there. Every human experience, joy or misery, both are
generated from within us. If you know how to manage
this, (Referring to oneself) if your mind and your body
took instructions from you keeping this healthy and joyful
would be a natural consequence. Now your body is compulsive, your mind is in a compulsive mode, and now you are in pursuit of happiness, this is a mad humanity, just ravaging through the world. The more empowered humanity
becomes, the more damage they will cause. Let us admit this much, it’s the educated on the planet, who have
caused the maximum damage to this planet. Isn’t it so? The uneducated don’t cause so much damage. So our education has
not brought sense to us. Our education has not
brought life sense to us, it has only given us empowerment as to how to squeeze life out of
every damn thing in the universe. So our mode of education has to change. Fundamentally, how to live, how to manage this one
(Referring to oneself) is not there. We know how to manage the entire universe, but we don’t know how to
manage this (Referring to oneself). What is it that human
beings are struggling with? Their thought and their emotion, entire life. They spend an entire lifetime still not knowing how to manage their
own thought and their own emotion. Something as simple as, let’s say anger… from the caveman till now, you’re getting angry the same way, isn’t it? There’s no hi-tech way to get angry. Maybe today if you get angry, you don’t pick up a stick,
you pick up a nuclear weapon, but… the same anger, nothing has changed.
I’m saying such a simple emotion, we can’t handle it. Why? Because the education systems have not given a moment to the quality of what this is. We’re trying to teach discipline,
we’re trying to teach morality. People know how to subvert those things. Only if you create an inclusive experience, then there is no subversion of that, because it is life enhancing in every way. Every moment, whatever
every human being is trying is just this in some way, to expand their experience of life. Somebody may think money will do it, somebody may think wealth will do it, somebody may think… knowledge will do it, or love will do it, basically what you’re thinking is to be little larger than
who you are right now. But if that happens, you
want to be little larger than that, if that happens, little larger than that. So you’re going in
installments towards what? Fundamentally, you
want to become boundless, but you’re approaching boundlessness or infinite nature, in installments. Infinity in installments
is a hopeless case. It’s a hopeless case. Even if you become the
king or queen of this planet, it’s not going to stop.
You’ll look at the stars. Already we are, isn’t it? If you conquer five galaxies, you think you will stop? Let’s understand the fundamental
nature of a human being. We don’t know how
to manage our minds, but we want to manage thousand people, obviously you’ll go bonkers. So fundamentally, if your
mind took instructions from you, would you keep yourself
blissful or miserable? It’s a question. Blissful, isn’t it? So, the fundamental thing is just this nobody ever taught you from your kindergarten to your Ph.D. how to manage this
(Referring to oneself). So this is what needs
to happen to humanity. They must know how to keep their body, how to keep their mind, how to manage this. If you know how to keep this
joyful… (Referring to oneself) When you’re joyful… let me ask you this question, If I meet you when you’re very joyful, I’m sure you’re a wonderful human being. Yes or no? But if I happen to meet
you when you’re angry, when you’re frustrated,
when you’re miserable about something, you’re depressed, you could be nasty. Yes or no? This is true with every human being. So, we have not taken care
of the most fundamental thing, how a human being should
be within himself or herself. We are leaving it to ethics, morality and fixing the world. You fix the world as
much as you want. If you fix it any more,
there’ll be no planet left, we have fixed it that far already. But still we are in pursuit of happiness. From pursuit of happiness to
expression of joy, if you do not shift, there’s really no solution for anything. Youth, this is the time to do it. The first thing before you
step out into the world is, that this (Referring to oneself)
must be in a wonderful state. If this steps out in a wonderful state, it will do only wonderful things. When you are feeling wonderful, are you not
wonderful to everything around you? That’s the only insurance you have. When you’re joyful you will not think of doing anything nasty. That’s true with all of you, isn’t it?
That’s true with every human being. But when you’re feeling nasty, there’s every possibility
you will find good reason to do something nasty. Yes. You’ll find a very good reason to do something nasty. And… to be balanced, to be joyful, if these two things happen, the third thing will
be a consequence, that you will use your body
and your mind to the best. There is substantial medical
and scientific evidence to show that if you’re in a
pleasant state of experience, then your intelligence and your
physiology functions at its best. There is lots of medical
evidence today, to show that for twenty-four hours, which has not happened to most human beings for twenty-four hours if you spend without a moment of anxiety or agitation or irritation
or stress or anything, simply blissed out for twenty-four hours, if you stay like this, they say your intellectual capacity
would increase almost hundred percent, in twenty-four hours’ time! So we could do with little
more sense on the planet, for sure, and we could do with little more joy. Right now, your entire experience of life is being gathered through the five senses of seeing,
hearing, smelling, tasting, touching. Everything that you know,
all judgments that you make, is coming from the information that you’ve gathered through five senses. These five senses gathered information in
a very fragmented way. In the sense, if you see this part of my hand, you cannot see this part of my hand. If I show you this, you can’t see this. This is not just with my hand,
even with a grain of sand it’s true, if you perceive one part
you can’t perceive the other. And you know everything only by comparison. When I say comparison, suppose… suppose you were a tall person, that is, you were six feet tall. Now you stand like a tall person, you walk like a tall person,
you think like a tall person, you feel like a tall person,
you are a tall person. You went to another society where everybody is eight feet tall. Suddenly you stand like a short person, walk like a short person, think like a short person, feel like a short person,
and you are a short person. So what I’m saying is, what you perceive in comparison, is not perception, it’s
a distortion of reality. It is good enough for survival
in a particular situation, but… you don’t know anything about
anything around you, because you perceived everything only as it is
relevant to your survival. To such an extent you do not even know
what is light and darkness. That’s insulting, isn’t it? You’ve seen an owl? The bird, the owl? If you and an owl sat together and started an argument as to
which is light and which is darkness, where would you it go? Endless argument. I’m asking who is right. You or the owl? Who is right? You don’t really know.
That’s the fact of the matter. What you see as light, somebody
else is seeing as darkness. What is day for you is night
for somebody else, isn’t it? And there are more night creatures on
this planet. Just if you hold an election, and… if you gave everybody a franchise, the night creatures will win hands down, because their numbers are huge, all right (Laughs)? So… what I’m saying is, your sense organs are good enough instruments for survival, but once you come as a human being, survival is not good enough, isn’t it? Till it is taken care of, it’s a big issue. Once it’s taken care of,
doesn’t mean anything, because for every other creature, there’s only one issue for them stomach full, life settled for them. But for a human being, stomach empty, only one problem food. Stomach full, one hundred problems. Yes. Who has more
problems? Poor or the rich? The rich have complex problems. Poor have only one problem, food. They truly believe this one thing is
taken care of, everything is settled. Only when it is settled,
they know it is not so, because the nature of
the human being is like this. For every other creature, their life ends with fulfillment
of survival process. For a human being, life begins only after survival
process is taken care of. So, what is beyond, is in many different ways. The simple thing is this, these five sense organs, because they are survival instruments, the moment you were born, they came awake. You could see, you could hear,
you could smell and all this stuff. But anything beyond survival, unless you strive, it’ll
not come into your life. So this striving to know
beyond sense perception has not happened to a
large segment of humanity, because that’s been taken out of our education systems. There was a time when that was an
important part of growing up in the world, but today we’ve completely banished that, because our entire education system is somehow machine you into a right shape and size so that you fit
into the economic engine. It’s a very gross way of running the world. If you’re willing to commit
thirty hours of focused time, we will give you a vehicle through which you touch something which is beyond sense perception.

32 Replies to “Don’t Believe Your Five Senses! | Sadhguru Explains”

  1. Only thing every school should teach children to sit silently in will leads them to explore non physical dimensions..

  2. 🙏😌 I could listen to this man all day long 🧡💚💛 thank u for this channel and thank you Sadhguru

  3. Lets all youth here promise that we will create a blissful and a evolved world out of this earth in our near future

  4. thank you i also didnt go to college it doesnt take intellect it takes love creativity and imagination even einstien said this

  5. Dear Sadghuru, the premise you relate that the world is where it is not through bad intention but through misidentification with material life as being life itself I see as true.  However, the inhumane evil is an ever present presence, the drive toward profit over any basic humanity in the modern world is without parallel in history.  Corporations now have power never dreamt of, they influence (own) all the narratives that the majority of public hear, and, we all know people believe what they are told when they have no fundamental sense of self, which seems the majority.  In consciousness I can relate to life from deep knowing and experience all you relate to as real.  Materially I witness bad intentions every where, sanctions on powerless people, military oppression, forced toxic medical drug systems, ruthless financial exploitation and lobbying based corruption at the highest levels.  I do not see good intention in these things.

    I appreciate your kind guidance, I am following a similar path although nowhere as evolved as you.  I eagerly listen to your wisdom and recognise the deep truths you shine light upon.  Thank you and keep up your life changing, world changing work.

    19. MARCH.2020

  7. 9:08 The pursuit of "happiness"
    11:40 The "achievement" mindset
    14:58 Balanced, Joyful, and Enabling present capacity more fully.

  8. I will never understand why people put up videos of Sadhguru and put music behind it. You should also give him Groucho glasses in that case.

  9. Not true, I've seen ghosts. The senses are linked to instinct. Everything you see, hear, touch or smell can carry a message or and experience for your spiritual development. Example of this absurdity is me listening to Sadhguru. .

  10. How many of you have buy /read sadguru new book on DEATH AN INSIDE STORY, FOR THOSE WHO SHALL DIE – so much in depth and direct starightforward – must read for new way of looking life and death

  11. Lol firstly we cant go beyond means opposite to physical boundary and sense then afterwards Sadhguru is saying yes we can go beyond it. I guess there are two ways of everything in this world. Right or wrong, following either of the pathway will make you enter into another cubical illusion, but if you go beyond right or wrong/ or any thing has two aspects. Right? But the supreme Bharman sits beyond all this right and wrong. Life and death. Black holes and new born galaxy. I hope I am making my point here very clear. Whole universe is Maya the illusion boundary, one can only reach success by rising his consicuoness beyond boundaries. Now I leave it upto Sadhguru how he tells public his views on this text.

  12. There was a commercial before this, the start said: Most people think your spirit is in your body but that's not true, your body is in your spirit.
    It's good I like that 😀

  13. Vedic Rosary has 108 beads , so T+U+I+T+I+O+N (108), with letters as numbers… received through inner 6th sense… connected to human emotional heart… but not to human ego-mind… the seat for 5 senses…

  14. Happiness and every emotions are within us, we just need ourselves to wake up and lead a path blissful path by ourselves and I have faith in his every word.

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