Kagiso Rabada: Hey Sadhguru. My question is, so many times in society you are often told what should make you happy and in a way we are followers. I wanted to find out your opinion on what should make a person essentially happy. So what is it or what does it mean to be truly happy?
Sadhguru: Namaskaram KG. I was just telling them this is mango season in India, and maybe in some parts of Africa also. Now when we go near a mango tree, this is a time when all the young boys and girls are looking. Parrots are also here, they’re all looking up for the mangoes. This is the direction we’re looking, because that’s where sweetness is. Suppose you go under the mango tree and start digging, is there any chance of you ever eating a mango, I’m asking? Is it possible?
So what is within you, if you search for it outside, it’s going to be an endless search
So what we need to understand is, human experience is caused from within us. No matter what – joy or misery, agony or ecstasy, pain or pleasure is caused from within us. But, we are trying to fix the world, so that we are happy. Nothing in the world will ever happen 100% your way. This one person [self] must happen your way, 100%. If this one [self] happened 100% your way, would you keep yourself blissful or miserable? That’s all the question is. I know what’s your choice.
You’re asking this question because as you said, people say – this will make you happy, that will make you happy, fix this, fix that, fix that. Fix everything – still it will not happen because you are trying to dig mangoes from the roots. That’s not where it comes, it comes up there.
So what is within you, if you search for it outside, it’s going to be an endless search. This is why we are talking about Inner Engineering. You fix this one [self] – being joyful is assured. Rest of the life, we have to do to the best of our ability. No two human beings can do outside life to the same extent. It’s never possible. No two human beings can ever do it the same way, when it comes to the world. But, if you are joyful you will do your best and that’s all that matters. In this life, are you’re doing your best in every possible way? You can only do that, if you’re happy and joyful by your own nature.