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Greedy search

india Updated: Apr 29, 2010 01:43 IST
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
Hindustan Times
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Suppose you give up your ambition for money and take on an ambition for God. That means earlier you desired a piece of creation, now you start desiring the Creator himself!

Has your ambition come down? No, it's grown to an extraordinary greed! The point always is this: as a human being, wherever you are, you want to be a little more than what you are. When that happens; then a little more …So, fundamentally what you are seeking is expansion, whatever your currency may be.

For one person it may be money, for another person it might be knowledge, or love, or pleasure or whatever. Everyone is constantly seeking expansion through the currency that he knows best. So, if expansion is what you are seeking, how much expansion do you think you will settle for? Generally, it will be boundless expansion. That means your goal is infinite. But you are seeking the infinite through the physical.

Can the physical ever become infinite? No, the physical is finite. Within a finite boundary, it can never be infinite. It's like, you are riding a bullock cart but your destination is the moon and somebody says, ‘Buy yourself a new whip!’ If your destination is the moon, you need an appropriate vehicle. Isn’t it? So, through the physical if you are seeking the infinite, there will only be frustration.

If there is an unfulfilled desire, you will be unhappy, and the very nature of desire you have, is such that you will always have one desire unfulfilled: "I want to give up desire" is also a desire, isn’t it? So you are in a no-win
situation.

I am saying is that the mindset is not just about the outside, but also the business of life. Life is inter-dependence; it is constant collaboration with everything around you. So if you collaborate willingly, you will go through the process of life joyfully. If you collaborate unwillingly, you think life is being taken away from you. I don’t intend to change the content of anybody's life; we just want to change the context of their life.