Questioner: There is so much effort and struggle to design and shape human mind while we are out of womb. Is there any way you know to design human mind when we are inside womb?
Sadhguru: At home, that is what you are asking?
Questioner: Inside womb!
Sadhguru: Who is pregnant? If you do not know this – maybe northern part of the country it’s largely, almost gone totally. In south it’s still little alive in the villages, but there also it’s wiped out quite a bit.
If you do not know this, from preconception to conception to various stages of pregnancy, and delivering, and as long as the mother is feeding the child, there’s an entire established process in this country. As to how a woman should eat, what should she do, what kind of people she should interact with, what kind of forms she should look at, what kind of forms she should not look at, what kind of sounds she should hear, what kind of sounds she should not hear – all this was very much there.
But, we must also understand, life has changed. Today women are going to work. They have to get into that horrible bus, where they’re pushed around. It doesn’t matter she’s pregnant. And all kinds of things – all kinds of fumes, all kinds of sounds, all kinds of noises, all kinds of abuse – every kind of thing is happening to her. In some way, we’re doing that to the child also. There is no job in the country, or in the world, where you can take off for one and a half years and get back to the job, to fulfil this.
We are not taking the business of manufacturing the next generation of people with sufficient care
For various reasons, we are not taking the business of manufacturing the next generation of people with sufficient care. We are not paying enough attention to it. For which we will pay a price. Over a period of time we will pay an immense price for that. But, we’re definitely not taking enough care about it in the entire world, not just in this country. Because, we have got all kinds of social situations which does not allow that space for a woman to dedicate that kind of time and attention.
See, being pregnant is not just about reproduction. We’re literally manufacturing the next generation of people, isn’t it? Is it not important, of all the products that you produce on this planet, is it not most important that we produce wonderful human beings for the future generation? Is it not the most important? But, we have created a social situation, and an economic situation, where there is no such possibility to take care of these things. To whatever extent individual women, or individual families can take care of it, they can take care of it. But for the larger society, it is out of question because things have changed. You can’t turn it back just like that.
Being pregnant is not just about reproduction. We’re literally manufacturing the next generation of people
The intelligence of the body is such – if you already do not know this – if a woman delivers a male child, the quality of the milk that she produces is in a certain way. If she delivers a female child, the quality of the milk is totally different. If she delivers twins, one male and one female, one breast will ooze certain type of milk, another breast will ooze another kind of milk. This is the level of intelligence invested in this body. We have to treat it with that much care. This is not some crude machinery. This is the finest piece of technology on the planet, isn’t it? Yes or no? This is the finest thing in the entire evolutionary scale, these millions of years of work that nature did to produce this. But, in our desperation for economic well-being, I think we are not paying the kind of attention that this needs. The kind of care that this needs so that this can function at the highest level. And, can also produce human beings for the future, who are of a certain kind.
So how to develop the brain when they’re in the womb? It’s very important that the atmosphere in which the child is growing up is kept in a certain way. With least amount of disturbance, with right kind of reverberations, right kind of sounds, right kind of food, everything. Today, they’re barely nourished. The pregnant women in most part of the country, they’re barely nourished. Where is the question of right kind of vibrations, right kind of atmospheres?
One thing we can do for this is, every home, if possible, every working place, we can have a consecrated space. Today, slowly they’re coming up with instruments which can measure the reverberations of certain objects. We can create consecrated spaces, or we can create consecrated objects – which, at least at that time, she can carry upon her body. So that, kind of, to some extent, it’s not the best solution, to some extent it neutralises the outside impact, to whatever extent possible. Or if she lives in a home, the place where she sleeps and other things are taken care of. Some amount of respite can be there, for that new life which is blossoming within the womb.