The country is reeling under corruption because people want a lot, according to spiritual guru Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev.
At an interative session, Gnaniyin Paarvaiyil, with well-known journalist V Narayanan (Maalan) in the city on Saturday, Sadhguru had an interesting observation on the reasons for corruption.
He said, “It is because they don’t wish for everything in this universe. That is why it should be Aththanaikum Aasai padu (we should wish for everything) and not Adhigama Aasai padu (wish for more things). There is a difference.” The session was an eye-opener for many, especially youngsters who assumed that such interactions could only be ‘intellectual’ and ‘out of reach’, as they were taken aback by the human level at which the interaction took place.
On one side, Maalan’s questions reflected the minds of a lay person, while Sadhguru’s spontaneous reply was too straightforward and lucid for anybody to interpret. “I am almost in tears, he never ceases to surprise me every time I listen to him. Be it the speech on karma or the speech on realising ourselves, it all makes sense when he says because he conveys things in a fashion that anybody can understand,” said Karpagameena, a housewife, who was deeply involved in a discussion with her 15-year-old daughter, after the interaction. One cannot think of topics that were not covered. Everything from climate changes, existence of god, lifestyle of people in this generation to democracy and politics were discussed. The hall with more than 1,500 spectators, echoed with laughter and claps when Maalan asked about his views on politics.
“Politics is a hot topic now, even if people don’t know about it, they talk. But on a serious note I won’t say whom I will vote for, if I reveal and people vote for that just because I say, then it is not democracy at all. Already India is losing its definition of democracy,” replied Sadhguru.