Question: This may sound like a strange question. But how can we conserve the energies we receive from the Himalayas and from you?
Sadhguru: What are the methods to preserve whatever you obtained, either from the Himalayas or from anywhere?
See, the kriyas that have been taught to you are very foundational. In the twenty-five or thirty minutes that you spend on kriyas, there is no exuberant experience, usually. They are not designed to give you an exuberant experience because they are just there to build your life, block by block, brick by brick. There are other kinds of practices which we could teach you, where in ten minutes, you will be in exuberant states of experience, but they are not this foundational.
When I say ‘foundational’, it means that if you give yourself to it, you are changing the very fundamentals of your life, very slowly, just block by block. No drama, no great changes all of a sudden, nothing that you cannot handle. But if you look at who you were one year ago and who you are today, there’s a huge difference. You never noticed when all this happened. That’s how it should happen. If sudden changes happen, most of you cannot handle it. So the kriyas that you are practicing are an excellent method. To preserve whatever you want to preserve, you need a good foundation, isn’t it? If you don’t have a good foundation, you’ll play around like that for two days and again collapse to the same old state. If you want to get somewhere, it’s very important that you build a solid foundation. An energy foundation for yourself is necessary if something has to be built on top of it which is enduring, which will take you through life and death. If you just want fanciful experiences today, we can create them very easily, but they may not endure.
So the sadhana that you are doing is more than enough. There is no need to bring more and more practices into life. The same practice can be raised into different dimensions of experience and practice.
Question: Apart from doing our practices and having faith in you, is there anything else we can do to increase our receptivity?
Sadhguru: If you just don’t make your thoughts, emotions, opinions, ideas, beliefs and yourself, important, you are absolutely receptive. The only barrier is yourself, nothing else. You just keep your ideas, opinions, thoughts, emotions, aside. Just see them as stupid.
The moment you think you know what is good for you, your ability to receive is crippled. Only if you’re hungry can you eat well. If you’re full of things that you value, you cannot receive much. Only when you have no clue about the immensity of life, you think you are smart. When you see that the way you think and feel is not enough, you become receptive. Once you have an inkling of the immensity of life, once you see how small and stupid you are, you become receptivity itself.