How Do You Recognize An Enlightened Being? – Sadhguru


In a way enlightenment means
you are an unblemished life, no branding. Once you mistake memory for intelligence,
then you’re messed up. there are only two kinds of people,
mystics and mistakes. If you see things just the way they are,
people will label you as a mystic. Superscript: How do you recognize
an enlightened person? Sadhguru: People even believed this
that there will be some signs in the body and they burnt trishul in their back, on the forehead.
“See this just appeared”. In the West, people show their hands and there are
marks here and say “See, I have the crucifixion marks. So Jesus has appeared for me.” In India sankhu will appear on the shoulder. You just how to burn yourself. You can brand yourself with sankhu, chakra or with
crucifixion marks or whatever nonsense you want. In a way enlightenment means
you are an unblemished life, no branding. So you brand yourself and
you think you’re enlightened, very sorry. So, if there is no brandings, how do you recognize?
You cannot recognize. You cannot recognize. How does anybody here know I am enlightened or not? I never made a statement on that. So how do they know? They are just assuming? Yes. See, you go and sit in front of your kindergarten teacher. Do you know how knowledgeable he or she is? No, but that he or she knows ABC. You do not know, so you sit. So right now, we’re talking XYZ. You do not know, so you sit. So what does it matter whether I got
acknowledgement from somewhere else or not? You want to learn XYZ, you sit here. You don’t want, you go. So what is it that is being referred to as enlightenment? You know there’s something called as daybreak.
It’s a good word. I like that. It’s called sunrise. But it’s a day break. The day broke. Is it? No, it’s a night that broke. Hello? The day broke or the night broke? Participants: Night broke. Sadhguru: Night broke. Night means what in our perception? Participants: Darkness. Sadhguru: Darkness. If you were an owl, it would be different. In your perception night means
uncomfortable because dark. Your visual apparatus are not comfortable in darkness. That’s why we invented all
these lights and this and that. Why? Because we’re not comfortable when it’s dark
because we don’t know what is what. In light, we see things clearly. So, if night broke, that means clarity appeared
– this is all sunrise is doing to you. You could not see, you were struggling, sun came up, suddenly confidence – you know where to go,
where not to go, what to step into, what not to step into. This is all enlightenment is. (Applause) Clarity came where you see everything clearly. You know there was a book that we were publishing, this is a series of talks and something came to give a title. So, I looked at the content a little bit and
then I said, “Of mystics and mistakes.” Our English Department said, “Sadhguru, this is
too up in the face. Say something little more gentle.” People are always asking me
“Sadhguru, say something little more gently.” You’re capable of that. Come on! I am capable, but I don’t want to say because
people will twist it and turn it in so many ways. If you say it in a face slapping way,
they don’t meddle with it too much. So, I said, “Of mystics and mistakes.” What it means is there are only two kinds
of people, mystics and mistakes. If you see things just the way they are,
people will label you as a mystic. So what are they? They are a mistake. They’re making mistakes about perceiving
basic aspects of life, that’s all. Yes, making mistakes about perception. Why they’re making mistakes about perception? Their one hand is always dipped in their memory. This is why we say karma. They are mistaking memory for intelligence,
that’s all the mistake they have done. Once you mistake memory for intelligence,
ah, then you’re messed up. If you have some memory about something that
other people do not know, you look like scholarly. See, people read ten books and they become scholars. People just read one book and they become religious. Just one book, how come it qualifies you
to become a representative of God? If you read more than one book,
then you cannot be, isn’t it? You just have to read only one book. So, this is mistaking memory for intelligence. Our entire education system is just this rubbish
– mistaking memory for intelligence. If you mistake memory for intelligence,
we call you a karma case. You’re a karma case, because you live out
of your memory, not out of your intelligence. If you live out of your intelligence absolutely, without getting your memory and intelligence
mixed up, then people say, “Oh, he’s enlightened”. Because whatever you bring it in front of him,
he’ll look at it and say this is what it is. Simply because he doesn’t mix up
memory and intelligence, that’s all. As simple as it seems. Everything that you are right now is memory. You’re a man or a woman – this is memory. Not memory means just
conscious memory in your head. Your body remembers, isn’t it? Hello? Participants: Yes. Sadhguru: If you and me eat the same food,
I will not become a woman, you will not become a man. The same food goes into me and becomes a man,
the same food goes into you and becomes a woman, this is by memory, isn’t it? The body remembers. The body remembers, if you and the monkey eat the same food,
he will not become you, you will not become him. Because the body remembers. There is evolutionary memory, genetic memory,
elemental memory, atomic memory, conscious, unconscious levels of memory, articulate and inarticulate levels of memory, who you are itself is memory. So if your intelligence has to be free from memory,
that means you’re free from yourself. That’s all.


100 Responses

  1. Company Secretary

    November 13, 2019 3:58 am

    Namaskaram Sadhguru. I find what you say to be really interesting. But I am a little confused about the concept of intelligence. Somebody please help.

  2. Vinay Alex

    November 13, 2019 4:54 am

    Saint padre pio, the man who lived with crucifixion marks for decades..I think sadguru need to fully understand his life before just generalising thinks.

  3. Darush Mike

    November 13, 2019 5:27 am

    Sadguru thought us simplicity way but it's not easy as you think it's beyond your imagination.
    That's Spiritual progress

  4. AngieMusicArt

    November 13, 2019 7:42 am

    I need to go there to his class! “There are two kinds of people, mystics and mistakes.” 😩

  5. * Wondering * Wanderer *

    November 13, 2019 8:01 am

    💋🕉💋🕉💋** L♡VEs☆LIGHT ** 💋🕉💋🕉💋

  6. P kumar

    November 13, 2019 8:46 am

    Very profound that Sadhguru links memory and karma. Memory abides in the substrate of time. No time, no memory. What of one's existence abides in time and not outside of it? Body and mind. Karma affects only these two.
    What of one's existence is not of time? Words like consciousness, awareness can't do justice as words themselves have origin in time. Hence, paradoxical phrases like "Unstruck Sound" (Anahad Nada) are rife in mysticism.

  7. Ibn Yousef

    November 13, 2019 9:03 am

    Listening to Sadghuru people get enthralled and then seek to follow him. But actual fact is that he confuses people and that makes him attractive. He neither enlightens nor clarifies

  8. Zambala Ganesh

    November 13, 2019 10:13 am

    there is no one or 2 we all r himens has been lost for millions years sadguru I have a Kundalini fulllll wakening

  9. Mahathi Pranav

    November 13, 2019 11:27 am

    Fuel is the food for a vehicle. can v ever see the fuel becoming a vehicle. ? If he r she eats a banana, how can it become he r she. ?

  10. Ritu Sharma

    November 13, 2019 12:01 pm

    Pranam Sadhguru 🙏😊😊😊🌺🌱🌹🍃🌸🍃🌼🌱🙏

  11. Steve Huntley

    November 13, 2019 12:47 pm

    Come to the City of Brotherly Love for some brotherly love, brother.

    Much love,
    Your Brother

    – p.s. Somebody left you a lightning stick in the salt marshes of Northern California. Nice, but not my style. Besides, I'm armed to the fucking teeth and have air support so, it's repetitively redundant.
    I won't take you out for a no cheesesteak and not a beer.

  12. The Great Prophesized AntiChrist

    November 13, 2019 1:05 pm

    HOW DOES ANYONE FALL FOR THIS STUPIDITY?! i've been occulting for TEN FUCKING YEARS & CAN'T EVEN MOVE PAPER!… & you people believe in flying through the cosmos? yeah fucking right.


    November 13, 2019 1:38 pm

    Sadhguru the right person to listen to- whoever feel like this press the like button and show you're presence

  14. A.I. Joh-An Gerrison Bot

    November 13, 2019 2:10 pm

    "To be enlighten, you must first sit here every day for twenty years staring at this tree meditating. Then you will know the way, my friend." 👳

  15. gnosis1989

    November 13, 2019 2:22 pm

    In truth, some people will not recognize enlightened beings. Enlightened beings look like normal people, but they have a Presence about them that you CAN see. I always liked the idea that someone is your teacher if you feel peace in their presence. Sadhguru hit the nail on the head with this one.

  16. ashish patel

    November 13, 2019 3:03 pm

    There was a time in India when hundreds of " Enlightened" people were there. There is a genetal definition to identify enlightened beings in our scripture. I forgot the source of that definition but surprisingly Sadhguru fits in that definition.

  17. Anup Chapain

    November 13, 2019 5:24 pm

    May unconditional love happens to everyone who have come here, either by choice or accident.
    May good happens to you irrespective of your history.
    May peace and awareness never leave you. 🙏🏻

  18. Ramis Savci

    November 13, 2019 6:52 pm

    As for me you are wrong dear Sadhguru ;

    There are two types of people in our Earth for me :
    a) Organisms : They eats,feeds themselve,do all their physical actions,they don't care others but live only for themselve finally dies.Most of this group people are rich people and misers who doesn't like to help or give a charity to whom needs really.
    b) Real people: Frontiers,engineers,doctors,scientist,politicians( The good ones only ) those are people who are really works day and night to make to life better for all mankinds .
    🙏 May the God blessing all good soul and humanbeing !..

  19. Chill Rex

    November 13, 2019 9:41 pm

    Btw. ,Q'uo from lawofone says the same that , their intelligence doesn't comes from their history but it comes from the present moment and the infinity . They are always connected to all Infinity ..thus they don't need to know in order to remember , they are already that experience/identity .

    All is one , and that one is love …..

  20. ta sa

    November 14, 2019 5:00 am

    Face slapping way! 😂
    Superb! It's true though, seeing things the way they are calling a spade a spade is just a matter-of-factly way is what most people cannot digest! That's the best way though, no lies/manipulative/mind games! Wish everyone was like this!

  21. Satyam

    November 14, 2019 5:37 am

    We can not recognise /find a truly enlightened person because every enlightened person(self proclaimed or by popularity) has been a victim of some kind of delusion /addiction(non physical,though)associated with a strong inability to admit or accept.

  22. prashant kumar

    November 14, 2019 10:08 am

    So how do we remove memory from intelligence?? Is it just by seeing things as it is. Is dat s all needs to be done? With no prejudice we must see things as it is.?? Even if a thing is going wrong..we must just see it as it is? How can we ? We can correct a bad thing based on memory of good..isn't it? If we remove memory of goodness..then we can't differentiate between good n bad. Please reply

  23. Badri Narayan

    November 15, 2019 3:38 am

    If a mystic can see something and say "this is what it is" isn't he simply acting out of memory? What's so special in that? How are you people so convincingly satisfied with this guy?

  24. Jeff Peate

    November 15, 2019 9:46 am

    Wow so good.
    'Mistaken' perceptions, that's exactly what it is that they are based in memories.
    Only unconditionaly loving, blissful percepetion is realised in the moment with no memory, as there is no past-future, no cause-effect, so no karma, no-body is realised again like a child purely aware 💗

  25. Yatindra Sapre

    November 15, 2019 1:10 pm

    Very nicely told,Same told by J Krishnamurti…We can listen the truth from various souses….That is what Indian philosophy telling to world.

  26. Piccolo_sun

    November 15, 2019 1:45 pm

    Sadhguru where dose the clarity come from? it is this that is enlightenment. i know how you become enlighten you have said it many time but many are unable to comprehend it even though it is so simple.

  27. super nova

    November 15, 2019 3:29 pm

    Sadhguru us helping many people to be happy by sacrificing hisvown personal life, it is a great burden for common people.
    So he is great.❤❤

  28. Susan Hopkinson

    November 15, 2019 5:12 pm

    Sadhguru thinks he’s very clever but often misunderstands English expressions then twists them around. Day break implies that the sunlight is breaking out of the darkness, not that the day is being broken. Listen to him but never accept unquestioningly what he says. He is only human.

  29. Original BadGuy

    November 16, 2019 6:16 pm

    I've done that, mistaken memory for intelligence. Because I have read a lot, I know a lot of useless info.

  30. Sophia Hale

    November 17, 2019 8:50 pm

    Blessed Be and Thankfully congratulate this beautiful man for teaching me life can begin at 50💫🌟💫

  31. JJ Stuart on Writing

    November 20, 2019 12:25 am

    I think at 4:03 there is an alien hybrid in the audience. I hope I'm mistaken, but that was a very strong impression. You will know when you see her.

  32. Indian Origin!

    November 20, 2019 8:52 am

    Chapter 2: Contents of the Gita Summarized

    TEXT 54

    arjuna uvaca
    sthita-prajnasya ka bhasa
    samadhi-sthasya kesava
    sthita-dhih kim prabhaseta
    kim asita vrajeta kim


    Arjuna said: What are the symptoms of one whose consciousness is thus merged in Transcendence? How does he speak, and what is his language? How does he sit, and how does he walk?


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