Sadhguru looks at how if we want to transform ourselves, we need to “take a holiday” from being serious. He tells us to “loosen up your life a little bit, laugh a little more, involve yourself with people around you” and do “things that you think are not so important.”
Questioner: What are the best practices for someone who is dead serious? (Laughter)
Sadhguru: Dead or serious? (Laughter)
Questioner: Well, you referred to this last night.
Sadhguru: Yeah. It once happened… There was a Sufi master in Basra. You know Basra? Basra is a… that place which is famous for pearls today in Iraq or it’s famous for bombing, whichever way. So someone came and said, ‘Please give me a teaching.’ He refused, ‘No teaching.’ Then more and more important people started coming to him and said, ‘Please give us a teaching.’ He said, ‘No teaching.’ Now because he refuses to teach, he became very famous. So one day a great scholar in the area who is well-versed in all the scriptures and everything, he came and insisted, ‘You have to teach; you have something that no scholar can have. I am beginning to realize that. So you have to teach; you cannot keep it to yourself.’
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