Sadhguru - Yoga as a process from person to presence
Of. All the things in the world. Of. All the things that a human being can, do. Why. Yoga. Everything. That human beings can do is. Essentially. An expression. Of. Who. They are. Somebody. Sings a song, somebody. Dances, somewhere, that's a book. Somebody. Paints, a picture. Whatever. Else we do. It's. An expression, of. Who you are. You. May be conscious, of it you. May be unconscious, of it, but. Still everything, that you say everything. That you do, everything. That, comes. Out of here. Is. Essentially, an expression, of who you are. So, yoga. In. That way is. Diametrically. Opposite, to this. Because. It's not an expression of who you are. It's. About determining. As to who you are. It's. About determining. As. To what you, want to be. Changing. The very fundamentals, of one's existence. Today. There is substantial. Medical. And scientific. Evidence. To. Show. That. The. Very fundamentals. Of. The, activity, of your brain. Your. Chemistry. Even. Your genetic, content. Can, be changed, by. Practicing, different systems, of yoga. This. Needed, no, confirmation. Because. We're. Always witness this. But. Today there is scientific. Data to. Prove this. So. This is not an expression of who you are this, is about. Determining. The nature of you, wish to who you wish to be. Changing. The. Fundamental ingredients which, has made you who you are. So. Yoga is a system. Needs. Much. More involvement. Than. Any other things, that one. Any. Other other, forms, of things that we do. Which. Are merely an expression of who we are. If. You find full expression. Through. Any particular activity. It. May also leave, you somewhat. Transformed. If. You cook with all your heart, sometimes. Remission, may happen. Yes. Taking. Care of a cow can change your life you know. If. You sing with all your heart sometimes. Formation may happen if. You dance with all your heart sometimes formation, may happen. But. That is only a. Certain. Impact. That, is happening, because. Of absolutely. Involvement. In. A particular activity, but. Essentially, that activity, by nature, is an expression, of who you are it. Is not determining. The nature of who you are so. When, we transform our activity. Not. As an expression, of who we are because. Who. Wants to find expression, like this in, the morning. Definitely. Not isn't, it. So. It. Is not an expression. It. Is a method it is a means it's, a technology, through which you. Can change the shape of who you are. Literally. Also, otherwise, also, you. Can change the very shape of who, you really are right now that can, be transformed. Because, who you are right. Now as a person. Is. A. Combination. Of things. Genetic. Material. Before. That the, karmic, substance, that you carry. Because. Of that use chose, at certain home so. The genetic material, and since. The moment you were born, whatever. Kind of impressions, that have gone into you in, the form of variety, of experiences. Situations. Thoughts. Emotions. Relationships. Associations. Whatever. Else you have embarked. All. These things make, you a certain. Kind of person. When. You say I am a certain kind of person what. You're saying is I have this. Kind of compulsions. When. You say I'm this kind of person what. You're saying is this, is the kind of compulsions, that I identify, myself with so. I am this kind of a person. People. You. Know it's a very Western, thing but it's very much there in India today. Get, a lot of Indians in far more Western. Than West. If. You go all the way west you come back to India so.
They're Much more Western, than Westerners, are today. So. People say I'm a morning person, I'm a evening person. So. What the mean is. Morning. I cannot, wake up in the morning that means I'm an evening person, I can't. Stay awake in the evening so I'm a morning. Person, not. Only that people it's. Going far you know some are blackberry people some are Apple people, are. Getting world is getting divided in so many ways, they. Are not just instruments, that you use and keep it down it's you get identified. With it. So. There are chapati people there are rise people, there are those are people there Italy people you. Know. All. Kinds. So. What. Kind you are is. Essentially, a certain, type of compulsions, so. You sit yourself. Into the process, of yoga. Because. You don't want with this kind or that kind. That. You. Will be the kind that you're required to be in a particular moment. If. It's morning you're a morning person is evening evening your own evening, person. If. You're not required to be a person you're not a person that. Is. You become flexible. This. Flexibility. We start working with your body to, start with. Afterwards. It should come to every aspect of your life. Your. Physical structure. Your. Psychological, structure. Your, emotional, structure. Your. Karmic, structure. Everything. Should become flexible. That. It. Can be whatever it is required to be it. Is not stuck being this way or that way. So. Yoga as a process, yoga. As a method, yoga the technology. Yoga, as a science, is essentially. To. Break the limitations, of a. Certain. Concretization. That. Happens. Which. We call as personality. To. Evolve from being a person. To, a presence. If. You're a person that, means. You. Have made a shell out of yourself, you form. The shell within, that shell only you can operate. If. You break the shell you will no more be a person, but simply, a presence, as life. Is, as. God is just. A presence. If. It can be encased, in a shell it. Becomes a person. So. Yoga means. Slowly. You're, working and making the shell thinner and thinner more. And more porous that, one, day you can exist without a shell. - essentially. In. Your experience. Yoga means morning. While, the sadhana the. Way it is if. All. Aspects. Of physicality. Are. Cyclical. In the universe. Planets. Are going around the Sun their, solar system are moving everything. In the galaxy in the cosmos, is cyclical. The. More and more you are identified. With your physical, system the, more and more cyclically. You are also. Your. Experiences. Of cyclic all, the. Process, of life is cyclic, oh if, you watch carefully, enough even. The situations, that you face in your life come. In cycles. So. Yoga means on. One level, to. Break the cycle of life what is the circle right now we. Want to open it up and make it a straight line. Because. If, you are going in circles, if, I say you're going in circles, what does it mean to you you're, not going anywhere. It. Just gives you an, impression that you're going somewhere, but. You're not really going anywhere you're going through the same thing again and again. So. Yoga means to open up the circle and stretch it out like a straight line that, if you follow the line you go somewhere, you're, not going round and round. Many. Of you may, have already experimented. And noticed, if. You have not do not experiment. Because I will give you the results of the experience, experiment. Right now. You. Might have been doing sadhana for two years three years five, years.
Stop. Your sadhana for three months. Suddenly. You will see so. Many compulsions, that you never imagined, were a part of you which were long hand gone. Suddenly. They will all bit more part of you. But. Those who are doing this had Anna properly they eat in the morning they. Don't think of food till evening. It. Doesn't occur. Because. It's no more a compulsion, to eat. It's consciously, you eat otherwise no. You. Stop your southerner for three months and see your, hands will just grab just about anything and put it in the mouth. These. Compulsions, will suddenly come back if. You just break the sadhana because. Nature. Is not going to release you, so. Simply. You. Have to work at it and work at it and work at it otherwise. You must be happy doing the circle a. Circle. Also. Can be described, as a circus. If. You become conscious if. The whole thing looks like a circus. If. You are not conscious you can only see three feet in front of you then, it's all real. If. You can see the whole circle, of your life suddenly. It becomes like a circus, once. You realize it circus, you don't want to go through the circus again like. Only. If your vision is too limited you can see only three. Feet in front of you everything. Is real for. You if. You open up and see the, whole circle, the way you're going it. Looks like a circus, and definitely you don't want it to continue forever you, want to do something about it. So. These cycles, these, repetitive, cycles, of, compulsiveness. Is. Coming, because. There are various, types of memories in the system. Memories. Karmic. Memories, information. Essentially. Means memory isn't it you. Understand what I'm saying. Any, information, means, memory isn't it how do you carry information only, by memory there is no other way either in your head or in a chip or in a computer it doesn't matter you can carry information, only by memory there, is no other way any information, can stay anywhere. So. There's a huge volume, of memory karmic. Memories genetic. Memory. Mental. And psychological memory, every, kind. If. This memory was not there your. Body wouldn't even take a form. Your. Body knows that it has to take this form. When. You are in your mother's home so. Many billions, of people on the planet everybody took this form two. Legs two hands two eyes like this if. The memory was not there we. Do not know what form it would have taken you. Never have a happened, that a woman delivered an elephant, or, a insect. Or. Something. Else it never ever happened, because. There is memory if. The memory is not there, this. Could have taken on any form. So. You have. Retained, your physical, form the way it is only because of memory. Memory. Means, past. Yes. Memory. Means always that which is past, if. Memory, is the only thing if information that you carry which. Is memories the only thing which determines, the nature of who you are right now. That. Means you. Are past. Our, life. Is past you. There. Is no real, life it's just a play of memory. You. Go and watch a cinema. You. Know doesn't. It. If. The cinema happens. It's. So big and so real more, real than the real. It. Becomes a bigger reality than reality. Because. It's so exaggerated. But. All this is just memory being played out, it's. Recorded, in a film or a digital. Format, or whichever way it's, just memory it's, already, over. So. Even in your mind your, thoughts your. Emotions your. Compulsions, as, to what you like what you don't like whom you allow home you don't laugh this. Is all by memory isn't, it it's. Already past. Yesterday. You allowed somebody with. That memory you're living today. Yesterday. You dislike somebody with, that memory you are living today. So. You're trying to live that which is over. If. You. Try to live that which is over, well, that which is will, bypass you. So. Yoga means. To. Liberate, yourself, from, that information which. Determines, Who I am right now. That. Information, which determines, the color of my skin that, information. Which determines, the shape of my body that information.
Should, Not determine, how, I think how I feel how I experience. My life but. Unfortunately it. Is. So. If you become like this that. That information, does not determine. How. You are right now. Then. You are moving into yoga. So. Daily, working. Daily. Morning sadhana, is just. This to, slowly gradually. To. Create the distance, from that information you don't have to lose it people, say. I want to forget if, you forget you will once again do the same idiotic things all over again. Never. Ever forget, the. More unpleasant your life has been the more you should never forget. If. You forget, you, will do the same stupid, things all over, again. This. Is not about forgetfulness. But. Being. Able to carry, she, suppose today. You have memory sticks. If. It's all the time plugged in and all of it playing you'll go crazy you. Can carry it in your pocket no problem. When, you want you stick it in your computer otherwise. You put it in your pocket this is good. No. Problem. Memory. Is still there but. Not. Compulsively. Working, through you when, you want consciously, you can activate it otherwise. It lies there. So. If this becomes like this if you want you can activate, all of it otherwise, you can keep. It aside, then. Once that freedom comes memory, is not a problem. But. Right now memory is a problem, because, it's playing up all the time, yesterday's, loud, yesterday's dislike, it everything. Is determined who, you are today. It. Will not allow you to experience, what is today it, will not allow view any. Possibility. Of life it will just keep on you are like a broken record just. Going on the same thing I. Dislike. This person I, dislike this person I dislike this person only. Yesterday you disliked, him today, it's not necessary, to dislike him. Yesterday. He was doing something with, disliked, him, there. Is no need to. Dislike. Him today but the, memory is playing up and saying I dislike him I dislike him whether. You like him or you dislike him both ways. It. Is an old record claim which, will not allow view any, perception. Unless. You. Begin to perceive life, in. Larger. And larger, doses. There. Is really no experience of life just. Mind playing over, and over. Same. Record. So. Yoga means breaking. The cycle. And. Nature. Will not release you from that. Just. Like that. It. Needs a certain amount of work. If. You want to be just like that released, then. You have to release yourself from the body itself. Staying. In the body which. Is. The. Way it is only because of its memory and, not. Being a part of that memory. It. Is the foundations. Of information. That we carry which. Is constructed, this body the way it is, to. Live in it and not, to be off it. Will. Not come easy. I'm. Not, saying it's difficult but. It needs to be worked at. The. Sadhana is just about this however simple, the sadhana is every. Day if it is worked out slowly. One. Can see a certain, level of freedom happening. Within you step, by step, maybe. Inch, by inch, maybe. Micro. Millimeter by a micro, millimeter, but, nobody. Can say it is not releasing, you it, will slowly release, you. If. You want to go rapidly, a lot. More to do you don't mind going slowly something. To do. So. Tomorrow morning sadhana. Oh. Working. On. Dancer.