War and Peace

By Sadhguru | THE HANS INDIA |   Jun 25,2017 , 12:51 AM IST

(Sadhguru is a yogi, mystic and visionary, and a prominent spiritual leader)
(Sadhguru is a yogi, mystic and visionary, and a prominent spiritual leader)

Forces of love-compassion and anger-hate are always functioning in the world. It is a seesaw game. The question is, which end of the seesaw do you want loaded? If we are really on the brink of a terrible situation, it is all the more important that the spiritual process is applied more vigorously as ultimately, that is the only thing that will maintain sanity in the world.

The moment you start believing in things that are not a living experience for you, you are naturally in conflict. Please see this. You are a peaceful person today, but tomorrow when somebody really confronts your belief system you will stand up and fight. 

What is the benefit of moving into belief? The only thing is your ego feels comfortable. “I don’t know” is a big loss for the ego. “I know” is the only way you can make the ego grow. In any given situation, when you say “I don’t know” you are incapable of fighting with anybody, you are incapable of conflict. You are a very humble and wonderful human being. 

Without being capable of bringing peace into your own being, there is no way you are going to be capable of bringing peace to the world. If this little mind, you cannot make it peaceful, are you going to make the world peaceful? Whatever you are seeing in the world is just a projection of your little mind, an enlarged projection of your mind. 

The science of yoga is a way to look inward. To look inward not from any standpoint, simply to look inward. You cannot look inward if you are identified with something. The moment you are identified, all doors are closed to you. Please see, the very way you think and feel depends on what you are identified with right now. 

Let’s say, for example, you identify yourself as an Indian. Now when a situation happens, the very way you feel and respond to it is in a certain way. At that moment in the national interest, maybe it is a good thing, but still, instead of reacting to it you can respond to it more intelligently. When you are identified, you just become a reaction. 

You have no choice to think any other way. You have no capability of seeing the other person’s point of view. You have no capability of seeing from where the problem is springing. 

You will just react.  It is better that you come from your intelligence, not from your reaction. To come from intelligence, the first thing is you must be able to look at things just the way they are, not from an identity. The moment you look at anything from an identity, you are prejudiced about it. 

Meditation is a way to help you drop your identity and experience true peace. At least when you sit and meditate, nothing else exists. There is just being, nothing else is there. 

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