Sadhguru explains how a wave of consciousness can be created worldwide and Isha’s role in this process. He emphasizes on how we still need the necessary infrastructure and teams of dedicated people.
“Good intentions are not enough. It takes the right action, performed with the right consciousness, to produce the necessary results.” – Sadhguru
“Consciousness is not an act, not an idea, not even a quality – it is the very basis of creation.” – Sadhguru
“If you become full-blown consciousness, everything that can be known will be known to you.” – Sadhguru
“If we create a wave of consciousness in the world, saving the planet will be a natural consequence.” – Sadhguru
Global Failure to Provide Consciousness
All societies have their own conventional ways of living. Cultures often clash, even if they sometimes can link familiar traditions with one another. Yet there is one thing they have in common: of today’s societies, not one has been able to boast that their entire population is peaceful, blissful, and living a totally conscious life.
Resolving Feelings of Disappointment
Even with all of our modern conveniences and distractions, most people are not happy. They crave something more but aren’t at all sure what that is. After disappointment with the acquisition of things, with relationships, with jobs, where else can a person turn? How can you help yourself and others find a resolution? How can we raise our own and others’ consciousness?
Raising Human Consciousness
Sadhguru: One tremendous thing today in the world is, for the first time, sitting here, we can talk to the whole world. Never before was such a thing possible. We have the technological capability to do that today. I’m sure the Adiyogi himself will envy me today because even he could not speak to the whole world. He had to send seven of his people. But today we can sit here and talk to the whole world, we can speak to them in their homes – they don’t even have to step out on the street. I can whisper what I want into the whole world’s ears. Technology has reached such a state.
This will not happen if we put too much emphasis on Isha. We don’t want to become like a governmental kind of setup. I don’t think an organization should grow. If you have such ambitions, you must keep them aside. We should make Isha into a powerful and effective tool to deliver what we want to deliver, but we have no intentions of making Isha a world-conquering institution or something like that. We are not some Mogambo, you know. Shambho, no Mogambo.
Raising consciousness does not mean teaching people something. Raising consciousness means to make them hungry for something more than food, money, wealth, pleasure, and these kinds of things – to make them hungry to know, to make them hungry to become accessible to something bigger than what they know right now. You just have to make them hungry enough, consciousness will rise by itself.
Modern technology, and the pleasures and distractions that the 21st century world can offer have been a serious challenge for raising consciousness. But at the same time, nations and societies which have seen these kinds of comforts, conveniences, and pleasures for a generation or two are slowly getting sick of it. It’s only the newly affluent societies which are running towards it. Others are trying to slowly run away from it. This is already beginning to happen in the world, we just have to increase the momentum. A lot of people in Western societies that have seen comfort, wellbeing, and pleasure for two generations are just disappointed with the way they are existing. But still there has not been a direction for them, as to which way to go.
Even the hippie movement was actually a spiritual wave, with a bad direction, a bad sense of leadership, bad goals – but the fundamental aspiration was good. They were trying to run away from the conventional way of building one’s life. But not knowing where to run, they ran into a pit, and after that, they are wary of one more wave like that. And it’s good – this is all a learning process for humanity. When such a big wave comes, it is very difficult to direct it. When a tsunami comes, you can’t take your boat on it and go where you want; you would just go and crash into something.
So it is good that with modern technology you can talk to people individually, not in a crowd. This is something people underestimate. We are doing Ananda Alai where I am talking to large crowds. This has a certain power about it, but in societies which are affluent and well-to-do, it is best that we talk to people individually. These are some of the ways to raise human consciousness. Somewhere down the line, when it picks up momentum, I will sleep for some time – and that will be the most powerful phase. Right now, I am on and active. When I sleep, it will become very big. Still we don’t have the necessary infrastructure – human and otherwise – set up in the world for me to go to sleep for some time. We got it all lined up, now we need to execute it. We need to build powerful teams of dedicated people to make this happen. We have to gear ourselves up to a different level of action. A different level need not necessarily mean more action, it simply means more incisive action.
Videos on Consciousness by Sadhguru
Solutions for Global Wellbeing – Annette Dixon at World Bank in Conversation with Sadhguru
In this conversation, Sadhguru and Annette Dixon, World Bank Vice President for the South Asia Region, discuss solutions to bring wellbeing to the world, including issues of poverty, population and education, as well as changing the face of leadership and raising human consciousness.
Creating Infrastructure for Human Consciousness
During a talk at IIT Chennai, Sadhguru looks at how the subcontinent was a place where there was phenomenal infrastructure for inner wellbeing. Today, this infrastructure has largely been dismantled. He looks at why it is important to recreate this infrastructure for human consciousness.
Let Us Make It Happen – Inner Engineering
Through his Inner Engineering program, Sadhguru shows us why raising human consciousness is vital to our survival. In this age of high-powered technology easily available to almost everyone, the one thing humanity is still missing is Inclusive Consciousness.
Sadhguru: Developing Inclusive Consciousness – Talks at Google
Sadhguru who is a world renowned yogi, mystic and visionary humanitarian is addressing the points and concerns around inclusiveness raised by the panel of VPs and Googlers. Sadhguru speaks about how individuals can create a quality of inclusiveness within them. Elaborating on how that can impact our workplaces, homes and communities, he provides practical thoughts and tools on how to create a more inclusive consciousness which he says is the most important aspect that’s needed in the world today.
With many recent tragic events at home and around the world, there is a deep concern and yearning for us to prevent more tragedies and find solutions to problems that appear to be outside what our two hands can do. Sadhguru has established an infrastructure for developing human consciousness and fostering global harmony through individual transformation. He refers to this as “Inner Engineering” and will dive deeper into the mechanics of how one can bring balance to the mind, body, emotions and energy. Millions of people across the globe have been touched by his Inner Engineering programs whereby they experientially feel connected to the people around them in ways they had never felt before.
Tools for Consciousness:
Inner Engineering is an opportunity to raise your consciousness and to engineer an inner transformation that deepens your perception, bringing about a dimensional shift in the very way you look at your life, your work, and the world that you inhabit. It is offered as a program for personal growth and establishes the possibility of exploring the higher dimensions of life, in addition to optimizing health and success. Learn the powerful 21-minute Shambhavi MahaMudra Kriya. Inner Engineering is offered in person with Sadhguru along with teacher-led programs across US and Canada. Click here to learn more.