发布日期:2017-01-11 15:24

Sadhguru: For the kind of possibilities human beings hold, life is a brief amount of time. Only for people who do not explore the full depth and dimension of who they are, for those who are miserable and depressed, life is long. This is because time is a relative experience. If you keep yourself vibrant, exuberant, and joyful, it is a very brief life. There is no point in dwelling on yesterday, as long as you did the best you could do. The important thing is that what you thought was the best you could do yesterday should not be good enough to you anymore today. What you are doing today should be much better. That means you are growing.



If you act to the best of your ability and intelligence, every day will be an explosion of possibilities. If you are driving fast, there is no time to look back. Only those who are living in a parked car keep looking in the rearview mirror, because they are not going anywhere. There is no point in doing postmortem on yesterday. Crafting tomorrow is what is important. To create an exciting future, you need to be at your best. Growth means to make yourself the way you want to be. And how you want to be may change as you mature. Determine what the highest levels for you are in terms of body, mind, and emotions. That is what you should go for.



You do not have to be better than someone else, but you should not be anything less than what you can be. If you think your life is worthwhile, you must be at your best – anything less than that is wasted life. If you live exuberantly, life is fantastic. If you are half alive, everything is miserable. In a way, it is a preparation for hell. If you make yourself wonderful, wherever the hell you are, you will be fine. Otherwise, you may be in heaven but turn it into hell. If you want to create a future, it is important that you use your past as a stepping stone, not as a load. The more miserable your past was, the wiser and more mature you should become, sooner than others. When things happen to us, either we can become wise or wounded. This is the choice we have. Do not sit in a corner, hoping nothing bad will happen to you – life does not work that way. Whatever happens in your life, you can turn it into a fortune.

你不需要比某个人更好,但你不应该比你所能成为的有一丝的不及。如果你认为你的生命是有价值的,你就必须成为最好的自己——否则就是生命的浪费。如果你精彩地活着,生命很美好。如果你半死不活,一切都是悲惨的。某种意义上讲,那是为地狱做准备。如果你使你自己变得美妙,就算你身处地狱,你都会很好。否则,也许处在天堂却会把它变成地狱。如果你想创造一个未来,重要的是你将过去作为一个踏脚石,而不是一个负荷。你的过去越是悲惨,你越应该变得智慧和成熟起来,比一般人更快。当事情发生时,我们是变得更有智慧或是负伤,这是我们的选择。不要坐在角落里期待着坏事不会发生在你身上—— 生命不是那样的。不管你的生命中发生什么事,你都可以把它变成财富。


When we began establishing the Isha Yoga Center, it created a stir in town. People started gathering around us, and a few influential families did not like it. They met and came up with the plan to come here with a few hundred people and demolish the Yoga Center. But there was a wise old man who said, “You don’t know whom you are dealing with. If you throw stones at him, he will build something out of it. Don’t make that mistake.” What life throws at you, what kind of situations come your way is not always in your hands. But what you make out of it is always yours.



Take charge of this in your life – no matter what someone says, what life does to you, what the world does to you, turn it into wellbeing. For this, you need balance, and you need to function at your highest level. Indiscriminately, whoever it is, whatever you do – always give your best. Learn to look at everyone and everything with the same intensity and the same involvement. Selective involvement means being half alive. To mature into a full-fledged human being, always strive to function at the highest possible level of your capability, in every little thing you do.



Unfortunately, ninety percent of humanity is functioning well below their potential – to some extent because someone else said or did something, or even just because they are afraid someone else may think something. That means you are getting into other people’s mind – what a filthy place to be. Whatever anyone else thinks, says, or does, whatever comes your way, learn to turn it into your wellbeing. If someone throws poison at you, you must know how to use it for your wellbeing. Poisons have been turned into medicines, because people paid attention and realized the source of the problem is also a solution.

不幸的是,百分之九十的人所发挥出的都是远低于自身潜能的——某种程度上这是因为别人说了什么或做了什么,又甚至只是因为他们害怕别人会怎么想。也就是说你进入了别人的脑子里了—— 多么肮脏的地方。无论其他人想什么说什么或做什么,无论什么境遇,学着把它变成你的幸福。如果有人把毒药扔向你,你需要学会如何把它变成幸福。毒药可被转化为药物,因为人们潜心研究,并意识到了,问题的源头也是解决之道。


There is a saying in Kannada that if someone did something wrong, and other people talk about it, the negative effect of it will be greater for the people who talk about it than for the one who committed the act. Let them carry your burden. If someone abuses you, only their mouth gets dirty. That is not your problem. What someone else says, does, or thinks should not affect you. If you are giving your best, all the time, you will be able to look through whatever they say. What is significant, you can take as a suggestion. The rest, you can drop.



If you are giving less than your best and someone says something about you, you will get confused as to who you are. This does not mean you should establish your way of being once and for all. Growth is a constant process. It is about building yourself up to the highest possible level. Most people are volatile, in the sense, one moment, they are wonderful – the next moment, they are nasty. Instead, determine what the highest level for you is at this time and strive to get there. Just bring this into your life – in everything, give nothing less than the best.