I am asking you, what is the purpose of your life? Should you have any purpose in your life? In this post Sadhguru is going to answer all these questions. So, stay stuck till the end.
Questioner: What’s for me the purpose of Life, if you can insight that? Thank you.
Sadhguru: Isn’t it fantastic that if there is no purpose, you have nothing to fulfil, you can live? Hmm? No, but you want a purpose and not a simple purpose; you want a God-given purpose. It’s very dangerous.
People who think they have a God-given purpose are doing the brutal things on the planet. Yes or no?
They are doing the most horrible things, and they’ve always been doing the most horrible things because when you have a God-given purpose, Life here becomes less important than your purpose.
No, Life is important. Life is important – when I say Life, I am not talking about your family, work, what you do, what you do not do, your party. I am not talking about that as Life.
This is Life. Is Life within you or around you? The ambience of Life you’re mistaking the ambience of Life for Life.
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Your home, your family, your workspace, your party this is all ambience of Life. This is not Life. Yes or no?
Sadhguru: You’re mistaking the ambience for the real thing. No. Life is important because it’s the only thing you know.
You don’t know anything else. Do you know something else? Rest is all imagined stuff, isn’t it?
The only thing is that this is beating and alive, and that’s all there is. So, is this important? It is of paramount importance. Not you as a person, that’s not important, but you as a piece of Life. It’s critical because that is the basis of everything.
When I say that is the basis of everything, the universe exists for you only because you are, isn’t it? Yes or no?
The world exists for you only because you are. Otherwise, it won’t exist in your experience.
So, in every way, this is important. So, what is the purpose of this? See, if you had a purpose and if you’ve fulfilled it, after that what would you do?
After that, what would you do? Bored, isn’t it? It is just that Life is so intricate and so phenomenally intricate that if you spend 10,000 years looking at it carefully, you still will not know it entirely.
If you spend a million years looking at it with absolute focus, still you will not know it in its entirety. That’s how it is.
Is there a meaning to it? The greatest thing about Life is that there is no meaning to it. This is the greatest aspect of Life that has no meaning to it, and there is no need for it to have a meaning.
It is the pettiness of one’s mind that it’ll seek meaning because psychologically, you will feel unconnected with Life if you don’t have a purpose and a meaning. People are constantly trying to create these fraudulent purposes.
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Now, they were quite fine and happy. Suddenly, they got married. Now the purpose is the other person. Then they have children. Now they become miserable with each other.
Now the whole purpose that you go through all this misery is because of the children. Like this, it goes on.
These are things you’re causing and holding these as life purposes, and is there a God-given purpose? What if God does not know you exist? No, I am just asking, by chance.
I am saying in this huge cosmos, for which God is supposed to be the Creator and the manager of these hundred billion galaxies, in that this tiny little planet and you Suppose he doesn’t know that you exist, what to do?
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Possible or no? I am sorry I am saying such blasphemous things but is it possible or no?
What if God doesn’t know that you exist? What if he doesn’t have a plan for you? Suppose he doesn’t have a plan for an individual plan for you, don’t look for such things.
The thing is the creation is made so that Creation and Creator cannot be separated. Here you are, a piece of creation. At the same time, the source of creation is throbbing within you.
If you pay little attention to this process of Life, you would not need any purpose. It’ll keep you engaged for a million years if you want.
There is happening so much means so many unbelievable things are happening right here. If you pay enough attention, a million years of existence, it’ll keep you busy or more. Right now, the need for the purpose has come because you’re trapped in your psychological structure, not in your life process.
Psychologically your psychological structure functions from the limited data that it has gathered. Within that, it rolls and right now, your thought and emotion have become far more important than your Life. Isn’t it so?
So, because of this, you’re seeking a purpose as an escape from the trap that you have set for yourself. It is a trap set by you. You can easily come out of it. If the trap was set for you by somebody else, difficult to come out because they’ll set the trap in such a way that you cannot come out, isn’t it?
I am talking about Life, not marriage; that’s what I mean. That’s what. So this is a trap set by you. This is easy to come out, but that is the whole thing.
Why it is so difficult is now you’re identified with the trap; you like it. You like it because it gives you a certain sense of safety and security and protection and individual identity.
If you build a cocoon around yourself, it gives you safety, but it also imprisons you. Walls of self-preservation are also walls of self-imprisonment. When it protects you, you like it. When it restricts you, you do not like it. That is why we have doors.
We like the walls because it’s protecting us, but we have doors so that we can open them and get out when we want to.
It doesn’t matter how nice it is; we still want to go out, isn’t it? So that is how it is with every trap that you set. It doesn’t matter how nice it is; you still want to go out.
So, the psychological wall you’ve built gives you some sense of identity, which gives you some sense of being a person and person and gives you security, beginning to experience it like a trap; somewhere you want to break it.
So, one way of not breaking it is to find a purpose. Those who find a purpose in their Life, become so complacent. They will live within their trap forever, thinking that they’re doing the most fantastic thing.
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The first thing you need is balance. If you have balance, then you can climb. If you don’t have balance, it’s better you stay on the ground”, isn’t it?
It’s not safe for somebody who is not balanced to climb high. It’s best you stay close to the ground. You should not climb. So, the first thing is to establish a balance; then you loosen your psychological structure, then it’s a wonderful thing.
If you are loosening your psychological structure without balance, which many people are doing today see, why does somebody want to drink alcohol or take a drug because?
It loosens your psychological structure and makes you feel liberated for a moment, but you have not worked for the balance without the necessary balance, but you got freedom? Freedom without balance is destruction, anarchy, isn’t it?
The first thing is to work for balance, an enormous sense of balance where even if you dismantle your psychological structure, you can live here.
Dismantling your psychological structure is an important process because that is your trap, your security, that is your stability at the same time.
That’s your trap because the walls are set, you feel secure, but that’s also your trap. If you dismantle your trap, you also dismantle your security, isn’t it? You also dismantle your sense of purpose. You also dismantle everything that matters to you.
So, that will need balance. Without balance, if you dismantle, you’ll go crazy. But, don’t look for a purpose because you are seeking madness if you look for a purpose. If you find one, you are sure mad. Yes.
If you think you’ve found a purpose in Life, you still… you’re for sure gone crazy because only the insane people have purpose or people who have a purpose are insane in many ways.
These are things that you create in your mind and believe it’s true, isn’t it? ‘fighting for my country is my purpose’ right now if necessary, I’ll fight knowing fully well it’s an unnecessary bloody fight. Yes. Then you’ll fight only to the extent it’s necessary.
If you think this is your purpose, you would want to destroy the whole world for what nonsense you believe in, isn’t it?
If something is needed, we will do it with absolute involvement. There’s no other purpose.
The purpose of Life is to live and to live totally. To live does not mean to party every night. To live means before you fall dead, every aspect of Life has been explored nothing has been left unexplored. Yes?
Before you fall dead, even if you do not explore the cosmos, at least this piece of Life (Referring to oneself) you must know it in its entirety.
That much you must do to yourself, isn’t it? That’s living totally that you experience the whole of this, all dimensions of what this is. (Gestures) You did not live anything untouched. You do that. That will take a long time. That’s…good enough purpose for you.
1. Is there any meaning to life?
Ans. According to Sadhguru, The greatest thing about Life is that there is no meaning to it. This is the greatest aspect of Life that has no meaning to it, and there is no need for it to have a meaning
2. Is there any purpose of life?
Ans. No, there is no purpose of life. We are here only to live.
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