It once happened that Shankaran Pillai joined The United States navy. And quickly he rose through the ranks, and became an admiral. And he was captaining a large battleship. So, you know, once you are captain of a battleship, you can not simply be like… [You have to be like…looking sternly around]. He was also like that. He was playing his part well. Then he saw, on a very foggy night, he saw a dim light. Then he radioed out loud, and said – whoever you are, moved 10 degrees east. Then the reply came back – whoever you maybe, please move 10 degrees west.
Then Shankaran Pillai […] up – how dare you! Move 10 degrees east, now. From the other side, a gentle voice came and said – please move 10 degrees west, right now. Then Shankaran Pillai screamed into the microphone – do you know who I am? I am a battleship! From the other side the voice came – I am a lighthouse, it’s your call.
It’s time to understand, all the problems of individual nature are generated from within
When you die – you die here [at the ashram], we’ll just plant a tree. We are not going to build a monument for you. We’ll just plant a tree. But somewhere else you die, they may put a monument for you. It’s all right, but when you are alive, you should not act like a fixed monument. You must be flexible, willing to dissolve, malleable. Malleability is important. Otherwise, how to work with monuments! You can change the shape of the monument, but still it is a fixed shape. You may be like ‘this’, I’ll make you like ‘this’ – but what’s the point? Instead of ‘this’, you become ‘this’ – same thing, in a different way.
So, it’s time – It’s time to understand, all the problems of individual nature are generated from within. And we don’t have to solve problems that we create. We just have to dissolve. Problems that you create, you don’t have to solve. If there’s a problem in the situation – yes, we have to solve. But you have a problem within you, solution is not what you need. Solution is madness. Solution means, for an illusion you’re creating an illusory solution. Something that you make up, for that you create one more solution that you made up, once again. No. You just have to turn off the problems.
You’re going through a certain drama, only thing is, you’re a lousy director. That’s all there is. Instead of improving your direction, now you’re trying to find a solution for a situation in a drama. It’s like people watch a cinema and come home and they have big arguments about what happened there. So, the thoughts and emotions that you create, you don’t have to find any solution for it. You should just turn it off, it’s gone. If you find solution, you’re moving towards insanity, because you create a ghost and you create a ghostbuster.
The ghost that you create, you must learn to play with them. Hello? I’m saying if nobody’s willing to play with you, you have to play with somebody, right? So the ghost you create, if you like them, you play with them. If you don’t like them, turn them off. But Sadhguru, they keep coming. You don’t play. Don’t like to play with them, don’t play. They’ll come and go. Never it ever happened that one thought remained for more than a moment, isn’t it? It comes and goes, comes and goes. Let it come and go. If you try to find a solution for that, you will head towards insanity. And, you will start thinking you’re Sigmund Freud’s progeny.