Bliss Beyond Intoxication | Sadhguru

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Questioner : We escape from reality by intoxicating ourselves. Is that an acceptable form of living ? When we say is it right or wrong, you are asking the question in a moral way. I don’t look at life, as, from the angle of morality. For me, the question is only does it work or doesn’t it not work. Because, once we have come here as life, every life not just human life. Every life is aspiring to become a full fledge life, yes ? A worm wants to be a full-fledged worm, an insect once wants to be a full-fledged insect, a tree wants to be a full-fledged tree and of course, a human being is aspiring to be a full-fledged human being. But we clearly know what is a full
fledge worm, what is a full-fledged insect, what is a full-fledged tree but
we do not know what is a full-fledged human being? Whatever you have become, still there is a longing within you to become something more, isn’t it ? So obviously you don’t know what is a full-fledged human being, So when you do not even know what is a full-fledged human being, where is the time for you, to put yourself to sleep ? See.. Any kind of intoxicant means, in someway you are putting down life. One who knows how to manage his own thoughts and emotions, if you knew how to keep your thought and emotion the way you want it, Would you keep yourself blissful or tensed or miserable or what ? I’m asking, its a question ? If your thoughts and emotion took instructions from you, Would you naturally keep yourself in the highest level of pleasantness and experience? You would right. So, if you were at the highest level of experience within you, would you want to put it down with alcohol or drug ? No. So right now, our minds are in a state, where it is causing enormous amount of
stress and misery. You want relief at least at the end of the day. If you drink through the day you will get labeled. so at least when you go home, (Laughs with crowd) A month ago, I was in New York City, the large group of people, I asked them, What do you think is the percentage of people in New York City , who can sit in the evening, peacefully, not even ecstatic, just peacefully, without even a glass of wine, I am treating glass of wine as the minimum dosage ? They went into a debate and they said five percent. Five percent of the people can sit, peacefully, in the evening, without even a glass of wine. I was in London, among a very prominent group of people. I asked them what percentage of people in London can sit peacefully without even agreeing a glass of wine ? Is it less than one percent ? I’m saying the entire world is getting there. you know why ? Simply because, human intellect is active like never before. Never before, in the history of humanity,
this many people could think for themselves. Earlier your priests, your pundit, your scripture, your guru, somebody thought for you. You are not supposed to think. In many cultures, if you thought, they took off your head. If you thought for yourself beyond the book that was there, they usually took off your head, because, you are a nuisance, yes or no ? But for the first time, in the history of humanity, more people are thinking for themselves than ever before. Once you start thinking for yourself, unless something is logically correct, you cannot swallow it, is’n it ? Something comes to you, unless it makes
sense to you, you can’t swallow it and digest it isn’t it ? Even the worst kind of argument that is happening between people, you’re watching the presidential debate and all this, worst kind of argument that’s happening, for that person it makes sense. yes or no ? At home husband and wife, there’s an argument, both of them thinks, the other is absurd, but, within themselves it’s making sense to them what they’re talking isn’t it ? So unless it’s logically correct, you cannot swallow it. So once this happens to you, what is
happening in the world is, which is already happened to you and it’s happening to younger generation in a bigger way is, Heavens will collapse. Not a small accident. Heavens are collapsing. This generation of people, though, it is collapsed, they are somehow trying to keep it up, but I am telling you, your children will pull down the heaven if it doesn’t come down, because.. It’s like this – what is there in heaven, let’s look at this. See, in Hindu heaven,
food is very good. There is also drink. So if you like food
and drink, you must go to Hindu heaven. Its the best place to eat. Nala himself cooks for you. (laughs) In another heaven, there are white gown ladies floating in the clouds. If you like that kind of ambiance, you must go there. If you go to another heaven, you will encounter virgin problems. (crowd laughs) No drink though there. (laughs with crowd) So, if you like that you go there, but, how do you go there ? What is the GPS to get to heaven? This happened in a Sunday school in Alabama. Sunday school teacher was on full fire. The audience was not adults, tiny tots, but full on going. So, in the middle of this, in full this thing, he asked ‘what do you have to do to go to heaven’? Little Mary stands up and says if I
scrub the church floor every Sunday I will go to heaven. He said ‘absolutely’. Another little girl stands up and says- ‘if I share 50% of my pocket money with
my less privileged friend, I will go to heaven. ‘Correct’ And the little boy stands up and says, if I help people who are in need, I will go to heaven. “Correct” Little Tommy in the back stood up and
said you got to die first (Crowd laughs) That’s the qualification, you know you
got to die first. When you die, depending upon what culture you belong to we will either burn you, bury you or throw you to the birds, one of these things we will do. What you call as my body is just a piece of this planet. It’s best to put it back there, when it’s done. When you are done with this body, you must put it back into the earth, it’s the most eco-friendly thing to do. So when you go to heaven,
obviously, you don’t have a body. When you don’t have a body what will you do with good food and virgins ? I think doesn’t make any sense. so I am saying, in the next 25-30 years, all heavens will collapse. Already its collapsed in most people’s minds. Probably, the previous generation was actively thinking about going to heaven. You guys are like, little, you know we are
not going anywhere. But, you are little afraid to deny it. Next generation will deny it, actively, yes or no ? Your children will deny it for sure. So heavens will collapse. Heavens may collapse, but human longing to experience something more will not go. When this longing to experience
something more, becomes strong, the way we have managed this longing in human beings is- ‘Don’t worry you are miserable right now. But, if you don’t drink, this evening, when you go to heaven, rivers flow with wine’.(Laughs) Not in small cups, rivers are flowing. So this hope, once it collapses, which is already collapsing in the next 25-30 years, it will vanish. in the world. Once this happens, then, people will move towards chemicals in a big way. Already the moment is huge, across the world. So now this is not a morality issue. This is just this – Look into my eyes and see, I am always stoned never touch the substance. But, I am all the time stoned. All of us sitting here in the same hall. We breathing the same air, probably we eat the same food. But this moment, how I am within myself, I will not exchange this for anything in the universe. You give me the entire world, no deal. Because this is bigger than that, because, human experience is caused from within. If you take charge of it, you create the experience that you want. If you don’t take charge of it, accidentally you become high. If the drink worked well, you become high, otherwise, you become…something else. Now, if you take charge of the basis of your experience, you will naturally cause the most pleasant experience for yourself. so, this is not about drink, this is not about drug. This is about, have you taken charge of your life or are you an accident ? If you are an accident, anxiety is natural isn’t it ? If you’re anxious, you want to somehow put down life at least in the evening. If it doesn’t allow you, at least in the weekend, you want to go down a little bit. If, see the greatest thing that you have,
in your life, We are supposed to be the peak of evolution on this planet. yes ? Compared to any other creature, we are supposed to be the peak of evolution. In this peak of evolution, one thing that’s happened to us is, see physiologically, we are not as robust as other creatures. yes ? The greatest thing that’s happened to us is, our intelligence blossomed. If our intelligence’s blossomed, truly blossomed, then we should at least know, how to make this absolutely beautiful and pleasant isn’t it ? If intelligence has blossomed, if you want to create the world that you want, Is it not important at least you are capable of creating yourself the way you want ? Even what you want doesn’t happen within you, how will it happen in your life ? It is not about, for most people, it is not about their life is not happening the way they want it. Even the mind is not happening the way they want, that’s all their misery is. This happened … On a certain day, a lady went to sleep. A lady went to sleep. In her sleep she had a dream. In her dream, she saw a hunk of a man standing there and staring at her. Then he started coming closer, closer,
closer. He came so close, she could even feel his breath. She trembled, not in fear. And then she asked, what will you do to me ? The man said ‘well lady, it’s your dream.’ (Laughs with crowd) What’s happening in your mind, is your
bloody dream. Even your dream is not happening the way you want it. That’s a problem. If your dream was happening the way you want it, right now, would you want to drink ? Oh my god, this can do so many things to you. You don’t need any external help. If your dream could be just the way you want, could you sit here creating absolute bliss for yourself ? Yes or No ? yes. So even your dream is not happening the way you want it. That’s where it is. Even the dream machine is not taking instructions from you. So the only way is to kill it. (person from crowd suggests) no no kill it With intoxication, you’re trying to kill it. In some way you’re trying to kill it. Isn’t it ? Put it to sleep. This is a, in terms of evolution, it’s a regressive step. When 90% of the population on the planet, drinks and drugs, let us say, you will see this. Unless, we do something significant in the next, Next 15 to 20 years, if we do something significant,this can change. Otherwise, you will see in another 60 to 70 years, where 90 percent of the human population will be in some kind of a chemical, 70 percent of the u.s. population is supposed to be in prescription medication. 30 percent is buying it off the backstreets, alright.(crowd Laughs) The three major industries on the planet are, the top industries are, arms and armaments stand first, pharmaceuticals stand next, alcohol stands third. You’re a beneficiary or a contributor. (Laughs) Alcohol, is the third largest industry. So one…(person in the crowd talking)…see… One, takes you towards death. Another, pretends to get you back. Another is 100% death. These are the three largest industries on the planet, bigger than food, can you beat it ? The food industry on the planet at the end of 2015, was 7.6 trillion dollars. The pharmaceutical industry’s is
7.2 trillion dollars. Now I think they have overtaken. That is we are taking more medicine than food. Have we lost it or no ? for sure we’ve lost it isn’t it ? So probably in another five years, alcohol industry is bigger than food industry. This means, we’ve definitely lost it isn’t it ? So this is not about, why should I not enjoy it ? I am saying, if you want to truly enjoy this life, because you don’t want to enjoy drink, I want you to understand, you want
to enjoy your life, isn’t it ? If you want to enjoy this life, I will teach you a way, where you can be super intoxicated, at the same time super alert. How’s that for
you ? (Questioner comments) Look at me, I’m all the time drunk. But, if you want, I can just go off like
this any moment, I can. You have not seen me I can go totally intoxicated any moment because all the time I am on, all the time fully aware. This is what needs to happen to humanity, isn’t it ? And every human being is capable of this. They’ve just not paid attention in the direction that’s all. They are going for cheap solutions.


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