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Inner Voice

Good world, bad world
Sadhguru, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, January 23, 2013
First Published: 23:36 IST(23/1/2013)
Last Updated: 23:38 IST(23/1/2013)

Many people believe they are good and others bad. That is the only way they can carry on their missions in the world. But who is good and who is bad depends on which side of the border you are on. Is India good or is Pakistan good? You are on this side of the border, so obviously Indians are good. If you were on the other side of the border, you would be arguing for the other side.

Your thinking itself is limited to your identifications which are limited. So your thinking is also limited. With this limitation, why do you get into this nonsense about deciding what is good or bad? The moment you say something is bad, you cannot stop disliking it, which is bad. And you are dividing the world.

When people come to me and say they want to walk the spiritual path, I tell them to give me a list of their likes. They get very serious for a while and then somehow write down half a dozen things they like. And I ask, “What? In this vast existence, you like just about half a dozen of things, and with that, you want to be spiritual?’ Where is the possibility?”

 The moment you create ‘good’ and ‘bad’, you are dividing the world. Once you divide it, where is the question of inclusion? Where is the question of yoga? Where is the question of becoming one with everything? Where is the question of knowing the truth?

Your division is because of your stupidity; it has got nothing to do with the reality. Good and bad are always according to your ego requirements. If you go by this, you enslave yourself to the dualities of life; you divide the existence and the question of turning spiritual will never arise. So, deliberate, actually there is nothing that is bad; it is all because of your limited vision and understanding.


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