Date: 2015-09-23 16:11:28
Sadhguru looks at how a human being is capable of employing intelligence, without the intellect. He explains that the human existence is phenomenal intelligence. We can’t make our heart beat or kidney or liver work with the thought process. The thought process is important for certain aspects of life, but it is entirely unsuitable for other aspects of life.
Shekhar: Right. Sadhguru, a lot of what you’ve said, you’ve related it to what modern world is doing to us in the way it’s teaching us, in the way we are behaving…
Sadhguru: No, no, I’m… I’m not really… See, there is no such thing as modern world and ancient world, okay? At every time in society there is a certain set of people who are trapped in their own logic. And they think anything outside that as… that is insane; every generation, okay? Every generation thought somebody was modern, somebody was conservative, somebody was, you know, liberal, somebody was conservative, like this. No generation has not had that division. So I am not truly saying modern in that sense. Every society has that. Okay, let me say prudes and not so prudish people. So being prudery people are thinking in terms of… somebody is restrained in his thought and action. I am saying the moment you employ your intellect, you’re super-restrained. Silly things people think right now, very silly things – socially, internationally people think they’re profound things because you have a constipated intel… intelligence and over-used intellect. When we say intelligence, now this little plant which produces a fragrant flower, you’re discounting that intelligence. There is more intelligence in the air around you than in your brains. Yes. There is more memory in the air around you than in your brains. There is more memory in the epithelial cell of your body than in your brain. This is a fact.
Shekhar: So the question I was going to ask was – I wasn’t born to be trapped by my intellect, because it’s… it’s a tough question for me, it’s like what you’re saying is you’re trapped by your intellect, and I agree with you because a large part of our… our questions to ourselves is just, you know, circus within the mind. The mind asks, the mind answers, the mind doubts, the mind asks, the mind answers – I wasn’t born like that. But what you’re saying that is… Are you saying that is not the natural way to be? And if it’s not the natural way to be – why did I become like that?
Sadhguru: Because there is no such thing as human nature. Being a human being means it’s a flux. For all other creatures on this planet, nature has drawn two lines. Within that band, they must live. For a human being, only one line – the bottom line; there’s no top line. So there’s no description of what is a proper human being; there’s no definition like that. Everybody thinks everybody else is wrong, isn’t it? (Laughs)
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