SADHGURU

In conversation with


Matthew Hayden

Matthew Hayden


14 Questions

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7:32 min

What’s the force that strung us all together?

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Is there a specific reason why we’re gathered here in your opinion? What’s the force that strung us all together?  

13:14 min

What is the spirit of collaboration?

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Let’s focus for a second on collaboration, because as an individual, I can take it that the Isha Foundation is something which is now a global movement. So talk to me about the spirit of collaboration. I mean, how you’ve developed, built these organisms like a human body that. You might describe yourself as, maybe a platelet within the human body. You know, there’s this huge, gigantic organism who's walking and talking around the world. So maybe about the foundations of that thought. Where it originated from. And then the spirit of the collaboration.   

13:14 min

Why are we making such dismal decisions?

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Tell me this then, if our strength is only in our intelligence, why are we making such dismal decisions? As a humanity. Why can we honestly say that history does repeat itself? And we’re talking about all sorts of global atrocities. If we’re so intelligent, if that is our strength, which I agree 100% with you on. The fact is we’ve got boundaries in terms of our physicality, I acknowledge that for sure.    

6:30 min

Is there a false expectation?

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Expectation. We were talking about, before we came on the stage, in a cricket context. T20 cricket is, you know, something that people love. They love the sixes, they love the fours. But using that metaphorically, converting that into a conversation around humanity. Is there a false expectation? Is that what’s also setting up humanity for the positive aspects but also those pitfalls within that expectation? Or is it as simple as keeping it to the moment? Because as an athlete, I lived and died by the moment. If I was out of the moment, then I was like you holding that cobra up. I was one second away from being out of play.  

4:04 min

Rapid Fire with Matthew Hayden

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  1. When I say to you what’s an anklebiter, what does that mean? 
  2. Faired income. What does faired income mean?
  3. Okay, we’ll go back to nature. What’s a gala? When I say, you’re nothing but a gala, what does that mean?
  4. When I say hot yaka. As an Australian term, we often refer to something as. I’ll say, yeah we’ll get it over line but she’s hot, real hot yaka, mate. What does that mean?
  5. If I say to you, Sadhguru, we’re just up here on the stage, we’re just going to chew the fat for a while. What does that mean?
   

12:00 min

Sadhguru, what was your first impression of Australia?

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Tell me, you also mentioned that your first visit here, your trip to Australia. And, my first impression of India was that there are a lot of people. And there’s also, in India because there are so many people, there is so much energy. Human energy. Chances are, that if you’re having a bad day, it’s like the whole India is having a bad day. Because there is so much collectivity of humanity. What was your first impression when you started to travel across our vast country? And just sensing the emptiness of a country as well. I’d like to know what your impressions were around that. How many insights did you get out of it? Because out of a lonely existence, there is time only for you in that environment as well.   

17:05 min

Water conservation

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So I can assume that, with that philosophy, you’re extremely cause driven. And that Isha Foundation is obviously a huge vehicle for you to express that. But, I want to talk specifically about water. And what your vision for the conservation of water is. And some of the things that you’re pro-actively doing within the causes. And the relationships as well, with, in particular, your hot lands of Tamil Nadu and also Karnataka.  

17:05 min

What can we do about water wastage?

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My question is, what, on an individual level, can we do about water wastage?  

7:01 min

How to not be affected by our surroundings?

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My question is regarding, because I’ve been following most of your videos. So, you always mention a need for collaboration of other people to be successful. You always mention that, to be successful, that’s the only time that we need the collaboration of other people. For other things, like our energy and our emotions, everything can come from within. My question is that, because the environment and other people in society can have effects on our emotions and our energy. How to manage that and not be affected by the environment? How to be calm and happy and not be affected by our surroundings? So how to separate these things from each other?  

10:49 min

How much time do we really have?

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Sadhguru, my question is about boundlessness. Earlier today you mentioned that there is something within us that is seeking to express in different ways and it comes as different forms. Every morning when I get up, there are always two voices at least, and while I know that, I’m sorry. One of the things that you said is, ultimately you’ll have to come to yoga because you’ve tried everything. Every morning when I get up, I find that there’s these two voices that say you have time, and sometimes it says you don’t have time. So, Sadhguru, I think my question to you after knowing you for a bit, and also you’ve been talking about life continuing in death. The question, I suppose is, how much time do we really have? And, of course, why isn’t it there in my experience? Because every morning when I get up, I’m like ya, I’ve got time and I can get to yoga one day or the other. And still be able to make it. But, the reality seems to be that, you know, there is not much time.  

17:24 min

Is memory a boundary?

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I got a little technical question in terms of boundaries. Memory is one of the biggest boundaries, and you mentioned Patanjali earlier. Patanjali, in a funny way he says, anubhuta vishaya asambha moshaha sutaya. As a part of a chittah. And again, at the same time he says, shraddha veerya smuti samati pratna poorva kaitaray sha. So, he wants for you to have the memory, at the same time it is a boundary we have to come out of. Can you please explain?  

10:07 min

How to think positively?

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How do you think positively in circumstances or, you know, external factors that are very negative?  

8:46 min

How to cope with negativity around you?

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Sometimes, we’re in a situation where we’re surrounded by people who have a very high expectation of us. And when you can’t fulfil their expectation, you start feeling a very terrible feeling of guilt. And, it’s okay when it’s your mother-in-law, I’m kind of cool with that. But, sometimes it’s your parents, for example. Sometimes it’s the people who are very close to you, like your parents, and you can’t really fulfil their expectation because you would like to do, in your life, what you want to do. And obviously it’s not what they want. And, how to cope with that feeling of guilt? And also, what do you think the kind of relationship should be between the parents and the children?   

9:24 min

Sadhguru, what has had the most profound impact on you?

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What event, decision, experience, or period, has had the most profound impact on your life?