Sadhguru – Living for the weekend..


You said that in Isha Yoga, there is no weekend.. if you tell that to young doctors they think there is no life because sadly due to Whatsapp messages and Facebook
and all the things that come there’s a big problem for the younger generation on work-life balance. so how did you manage to make a weekend less week? I’m just asking it in a selfish way for my
hospital. Sadhguru: See, well, there are different things
to attend to in life probably there is a family and there are friends and there is pleasure and there is picnic and so many things they want to do but I was first time many years ago first time when I was in the United States, they took me to restaurants which was TGIF Sir, what is TGIF? This it Thank God it’s Friday. what ? No no, the thing is Friday afternoon means already they stopped working and they’re thinking of a party so they’re living for the weekend one who suffers the week and lives for the
weekend it’s a very miserly life isn’t it ? how come you don’t enjoy the week only weekend simply because a whole lot of people I am not commenting on your doctor’s I’m saying generally a whole lot of people are doing things which don’t mean a damn to them to themselves it doesn’t mean a damn thing to them they’re just doing it because it’s a way of earning a living yesterday some television channel was misinterpreting what I said long time ago very badly I said when I was 10 years of age I told my father who was a very ardent physician not a simple physician very ardent so all his life academically he’s excelled
in everything and dedicated doctor he became a doctor because he lost his mother when he was four and a half years of age to tuberculosis so there are very touching stories how he used to goes to see his mother and she would put a towel on his face and
kiss him because she was afraid she will infect him and those days there was not much treatment so they just built a house for her on a hillock thinking that fresh air would cure her tuberculosis but she passed away at the age of maybe 21
or so 21 or 22 maybe young woman so at that time she told him this is a very rich merchant family where naturally by the time you’re 12 we are into business so she told him you must become a doctor because she felt if some other kind of doctor had come she would have saved her life we don’t know what turmoil she went through who knows so he committed that he will become a doctor and at the age of twelve when his father tried to force him into business, he left the family, went outside. Leaving a very wealthy family and studying outside on the streets and slowly he became a doctor so the first thing he did was he served in the Mysore sanatorium for tuberculosis For three years, he worked in the sanatorium for fifty rupees a month so he is that kind of a doctor totally dedicated later on he served in the government whatever so his idea of success is you must become a doctor if you are not a doctor you are no good for
anything at least when it came to his children that is the expectation so I didn’t want to disappoint him later so when I was 10 I told him this is one thing that I am NOT going to be Dr.Rajasekaran: did you know that did you know the future of Doctors even then?
or Sadhguru: No so all along my father was always worried that I am NOT getting trained for anything specific that after much struggle within himself when I said no to being a doctor he said okay at least take up engineering then I said say you don’t know what you’re
talking about if I said I don’t want to be a doctor if you told me be a veterinary doctor, be an Ayurvedic doctor, be a witch doctor something I would consider but when I say no doctor you say engineer you yours is a social problem well it’s not an existential issue so what will you do you are not trained for anything I said if I’m not trained for anything I can do whatever I want why I’m saying this is not with any disregard for him he was such a dedicated doctor people literally worshipped him wherever he
went well I looked at his profession with great
respect but not with regard I hope you understand what I’m saying I respected immensely because it made a huge difference for people I saw many times with my own eyes my mother would always complain it doesn’t
matter because we were always in those kind of stations where in the middle of the night any time calls will come and he will just go away any number of times he will be having his
dinner phone rings he will just get up halfway and go away my mother would beg him just three minutes just finish this and go but he would say no and he would just go away and sometime he will come up to
2:00 a.m. or 4:00 a.m. in the morning when I looked at this that was the most impressive thing for me
about him that this man is committed you know about whatever he is doing I don’t care what he’s doing but he’s committed to what he is doing which made me very proud of him for what for that kind of commitment but at the same time he was talking to me in terms of having how to make a living. Become a doctor you will make a living I said I don’t want to make a living like
that then he said become an engineer make a living I said I don’t want to make a living like
that then they said at least go to business make
a living . I said no. I said making a living is never a concern
for me because I traveled across the country on my
motorcycle when I was very young and I lived in the jungles by myself for weeks on end survived in the forest without any outside support I said I I can live anywhere I am not asking for anything specific I don’t know what I was looking for at that
time all I knew is I will not sit behind a table and earn a living that much was 100% clear to me what will I do I didn’t know I just know knew one thing I am here to live everything else here is it here to live isn’t
it why only human beings think they’re here for some other purpose hello all other creatures know they’re here to live it is just that, for them living means eating, sleeping reproducing and dying. their life is complete. Once you come as a human being, you can eat as much as you want, sleep as much as you want, you can reproduce as much as you want somehow life is not complete this is longing for something else if that something else doesn’t happen this feels so incomplete so right now the weekend people those who live on the weekend I mean they’re alive only because there’s not enough spirit in them they put outside spirits (Laughs) I’m I’m so loaded with spirit I didn’t need any outside infusions do you anybody who comes do you put blood infusion into them only when they have lost when they’ve lost blood you do blood infusion isn’t it? so only when you have lost your spirit ,
you do spirit infusion I’m fully drunk all the time so it never occurred to me that
I have to induce something from outside so it doesn’t matter they need a break for some purpose that is perfectly fine but it’s very important that you don’t make this distinction what is work and what is life if what you’re doing is not your life, please don’t do it what you’re doing is life is n’t it? you’re fixing somebody’s bone it must be your life it is your life isn’t it? you spend more time with broken bones than with your family yes or no? so which is life? why this is not life and that is life this is also life this is one dimension of
life that’s another dimension of life how to distribute time the requirement may be different from different
people for an individual person he may need that much break another person needs less break well every weekend if you are at home maybe your family enjoys it, in another family every weekend if you’re home maybe they don’t want you there we don’t know what’s the situation I’m saying it varies from person to person from situation to situation so it’s very important that we understand that from the moment we are
born till we fall dead we’re doing only life life and life alone nothing else but life

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *