From Ambition to Vision. Sadhguru
Global vision is important for a successful business
“Cognition happens through five sense organs <…> Feelings are good survival tools. However, if you want to learn the nature of life, these five sense organs are useless. <…> Ambition is exclusive, while global vision is inclusive. You include the whole world just by breathing. Exclusivity happens on the intellectual level. The only exclusive thing is your mind, because you forgot how to use it,” Sadhguru, Founder, Isha Foundation.
“Business is not the only thing that matters. Business should be holistic: this vision will give you an understanding so much different from what you normally do in your normal life,” Hemant Kanoria, Chairman, Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited
Human expansion aims at material development instead of spiritual
“You strive to be something bigger than you are now. If you already have power, you want more power. If you have money, you want more money. If you have knowledge, you want more knowledge. Each human being strives to be something bigger. Let’s say I’ll make you the king of this planet. Will this make you happy? You’ll see that you don’t strive for bigger things – you strive for the infinite,” Sadhguru.
Irresponsible use of resources
“Human societies have always been structured around a lack of something – a deficit of food, housing, clothing and other things that have been basic and routine. The whole economy and philosophy of communism appeared only because there were the haves and the have-nots. There’s no need for this kind of philosophy, if there are no have-nots. But going from a deficit to abundance brings the challenge of irresponsible use of resources,” Sadhguru.
Pushing the limits of human nature
“Human beings know how to survive. If we know how to survive, then the tools inside us that push the limits of survival will start functioning. If you know how to survive, your perception goes beyond the five senses. It means you perceive life the way it actually is instead of just the way you need it for your survival,” Sadhguru.
“Everything you know about the world through the five sense organs involves physical ways to learn. But these ways can only be used to reach limited goals. Your desire to be infinite means you want go beyond human nature. Pushing the limits of physical nature is called spirituality, while this word is pretty compromised by now. But it means to go beyond the physical limits within you. If you make that happen, then your desire to expand will go away, because there will be no limits,” Sadhguru.
Going from personal ambition to global vision
“Technology sees no borders. It spreads everywhere: no matter where you come from, you can make a deal with any part of the world. <….> Thanks to online globalization, young people all over the world, especially the ones that are 25 and younger, have lost ambition the way older generations knew it. For example, it’s cool and trendy to wear torn clothes. They don’t think about making their living. They think how to stand out and become special. This is a positive change, which means the world is going from ambition to global vision,” Sadhguru.
Going from philosophy to being responsible to the world
“The whole world is about to start the plastic ban campaign. Of course, it’s a phenomenal material which can be repeatedly reused, but it became our world’s vice. Many companies, including Coca-Cola, can reuse their bottles, but for that to happen their customers need to tear off the tags. That is not always done. Yet, you can use biodegradable paint for writing all the necessary information on the bottle. It will be done, if there’s enough pressure from the society,” Sadhguru.
“Responsibility is the main word of the future. My whole movement is about being responsible. This is a movement from religion to responsibility, from searching for solutions in the sky to searching for solutions within yourself for the world,” Sadhguru.
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