Sadhguru at UN: Yoga, the Power of Inclusiveness (Full Transcript)


SADHGURU: You can bullshit yourself. “I came from heaven. I’m going back to heaven” – if you’re so sure that you’re going back to heaven, why don’t you go today? I’m saying, those who are dead-sure about it are doing such things, isn’t it? Hello?

If you knew that you are going to a better place than here, why don’t you go? This is the greatest crime upon humanity, that we told people, there is a better place than this. This is a crime. Because, this is not allowing human beings to live their life to their full depth and dimension because they think the real life is elsewhere.

Now, do you have any proof that you are not already in heaven, and making a mess out of it? Do you have any proof?


SADHGURU: If you understand…if you pay enough attention to life – if you see on the surface, this is a leaf, this is a flower, this is this, this is that, everything we know but – if you pay enough attention, you don’t know a thing. You really don’t know a thing. Not even about your own existence, isn’t it?

When this really comes home to you, that “I do not know” – you are a natural seeker, you don’t have to join any group. You don’t have to follow anybody. You are a natural seeker – in whichever way your intelligence can seek, it will start seeking. In every possible way it will seek, because this is the nature of human intelligence. Seeking is not a choice. You can stop seeking simply because you make up something and you believe it.

If you don’t believe or disbelieve anything, you simply pay attention to everything, you will become a seeker. Because it is only human attention, which opens the doors of this universe. Without a penetrating attention, nothing will open for you. But once you believe, you don’t have to pay attention to anything, because you know it; you know everything, how it happened and how it’s going to end. It’s already ended.

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FRANCIS GURRY: Thank you so much.

SADHGURU: Thank you.

MOUMITA: Thank you very much, Mr. Francis Gurry. We are grateful to the Permanent Mission of India for its impeccable organization and facilitative support.

I now take this opportunity to invite Mrs. Rajita Bhandari, the counselor of Permanent Mission of India, to the Conference on Disarmament to propose the vote of thanks.

SADHGURU: Hey… hey, why…? But I am not armed, but I am not armed, I mean.

RAJITA BHANDARI: Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen, Namaskar, Good evening, bonjour. As we celebrate the fifth International Day of Yoga at this magnificent setting of the Assembly Hall at the United Nations in Geneva, I, on behalf of the Permanent Mission of India, would like to express a deep appreciation to all those who have contributed towards the success of today’s event.

First and foremost, I would like to thank SadhguruJi for his very inspiring talk, and his words of wisdom, which will continue to motivate us all, long after we have left this hall.

I would also like to thank Mr. Francis Gurry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization and Dr. Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist, World Health Organization for their presence amongst us today. Thank you.

I would also very much like to acknowledge the enthusiastic participation at this event by representatives from diplomatic missions from international organizations, from Geneva based yoga organizations, and the Indian community in Switzerland. Thank you.

We have also been very fortunate to receive the support and cooperation from the entire team of the Isha Foundation and a special mention for their interpreters, who have interpreted Sadhguru’s address in French for the benefit of Geneva’s French speaking community. Thank you.

And last but not least, a note of thanks for the team of the United Nations officers in Geneva, in particular, the technical support staff. Thank you.

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Before I conclude, I would like to invite Mr. Gurry and Dr. Swaminathan to please join Sadhguruji on stage. And I would also like to invite Mrs. Shalini Chander to please present our dignitaries with flowers as a small token of our appreciation.

Thank you very much.

SADHGURU: Thank you.

RAJITA BHANDARI: Thank you all very much indeed. Wish you all a wonderful evening ahead.


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