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Interviewer: I want to ask you a very simplistic question (Laughs) but its … it’s something that evades everybody.
How does one manage to find happiness?
Sadhguru: Oh (Laughs)!
Interviewer: (Laughs) It’s a really simple question, but no one today is happy.
Sadhguru: Why do you say that (Laughs)? Interviewer: Yea, every…
Sadhguru: Do I look unhappy (Laughs)?
Interviewer: You don’t (Both laugh) but so many people around us are just not,
or they’re not be able to be happy for other people or just with what they have necessarily,
they’re always looking for the next goal, purpose, something.
It could be material vindication, it could be experiential, anything…
Sadhguru: One simple thing is every human experience has a chemical basis to it.
What you call as peace is one kind of chemistry, what you call as happiness or joy is another kind of chemistry,
ecstasy is one kind of chemistry, agony is another kind of chemistry,
anxiety, another kind of chemistry, stress, another kind of chemistry.
All levels of pleasantness and unpleasantness is rooted in a certain chemical background within you.
Or in other words, what you call as this (Referring to oneself) is a certain chemical soup.
The question is only, are you a great soup or a lousy soup (Both laugh)?
Now, if I give soup-making ingredients to ten different people – the same ingredients
– ten people will not produce the same soup.
Ten soups will taste in ten different ways, though the ingredients are same.
Similarly, all of us are made with the same ingredients,
but see in how many different ways we’ve made ourselves.
So it’s time to pay attention to soup-making (Interviewer laughs), that this (Referring to oneself) is a great soup,
this (Referring to oneself) is not a lousy soup (Both laugh).
If you establish a chemistry of blissfulness, that’s how you will be.
This is what we’re teaching people.
We are not advising people to be happy or peaceful.
We are teaching them how to engineer your chemistry the way you want it.
You create a chemistry of blissfulness, then why are you bothered about being happy?
That’s how it’ll be.
Interviewer: In fact, Sadhguru, you’ve in fact created an organization, where there is a lot of…
I mean, people are volunteering, they’re happy (Laughs), there’s a positive vibe and culture, for instance.
How have you managed to create such an organization?
Sadhguru: Wonderful people around me (Laughs).
Wherever I go (Interviewer laughs), whichever part of the world I am in,
not a single day passes for me without witnessing tears of joy and love around me.
Every day, somebody will be shedding tears of love and joy.
I don’t think there’s a better way to live, in this world (Laughs).
And… all of us should strive to create our own circles of joyfulness and pleasantness around us,
because if you are not joyful by your own nature, if you’re always going around with the fear of suffering…
As long as fear of suffering is there within you, you will never walk your life with full stride.
It’ll always be half a step.
Most human beings have crippled themselves, simply because of fear of suffering.
‘What will happen to me?’ is always the question.
‘Whatever happens, this is how I will be’
– if this assurance comes to you, only now you will want to scale the peaks of life and see what about it.
If it happens, makes no difference to you, if it doesn’t happen, makes no difference to you
– that’s when you would like to really explore every dimension of life.
So, first and foremost thing is this, that your way of being is not determined by what’s around you.
If you bring this one aspect to you, there is no fear of suffering.
Once there is no fear of suffering, you will traverse the breadth and length of this life, without hesitation.