Koffee, Cricket & Youth Icons – Sadhguru’s Take


A certain segment of society. on one level they’re talking about gender equality, on another level constantly denigrating the female form … when your very presence has
influence over people, how you keep yourself is very important, Text on Screen:
Koffee, Cricket & Youth Icons – Sadhguru’s Take The first question is from Ritika. She asks about a recent issue where cricketers made a statement about
women on a popular TV show. What do you see as a source of the problem? Is it success or the parenting or just josh? And what is the solution to it? Sadhguru: Well, I don’t know the full detail
of what they said, but they showed me one
part of the conversation. Definitely there seems to be a problem
with the parenting a bit (Laughter). Apart from that, I think it’s also a certain type of what to say… a certain segment of society. I don’t have a proper vocabulary. Probably we can say that page
three or what page? I don’t know they have moved
to some other page now. That kind of society is in this kind of bravado where on one level they’re talking
about gender equality, on another level they constantly denigrating the human
the female form in many, many ways in many ways. So probably these young boys are little carried away
with that kind of thing, and they thought they will look a little more… Moderator: Cool. Sadhguru: Yeah, snazzy in front of the society by saying such things. Well, I think they must be penalized to some extent. At the same time, you should not destroy their careers, because they still are young men. One of them, I think, came out and said,
“I will never again do this.” Some penalty has happened, shaming has happened,
I think it’s enough. There’s no need to hang them for that. It’s not necessary to do that. But at the same time, creating a culture around us where we must create a culture where gender matters only
in certain places. Rest of the time, what do I care what is your gender? Hmm? No, no, why do I care whether you are a man
or a woman? What is my business with you? Well, if you want to go to the bathroom, you must know what gender you are
(Few Laugh). If you want to be in the bedroom, you must know what gender you are. Rest of the places, why should you know whose
gender is what? You value them for what they can do and cannot do? Isn’t it? You’re a journalist. My trouble with you will be, what kind of journalism will you do? Why do I care whether you are a man
or a woman? Isn’t… should it not be so? Only then, gender equality will happen
(Applause). Gender is a small thing. We have made it too big. We have made it so big, simply because this gotten into our heads, it’s not staying in our bodies. Gender is a bodily thing, it must stay with our bodies, isn’t it? If it gets into your head, it becomes a perversion
of all kinds. Moderator 3: So, Sir Prashanti wants to know, there are many people who are considered youth icons who have touched my life in a big way, but I see that they themselves are miserable in their personal life
(Sadhguru Laughs). Why would you like to… what would you like to tell those icons and how can you help? Sadhguru: See, what I say maybe
a bit extreme for you. But I’m saying this because if we don’t make these corrections
now in our societies, we will simply go away like this. Going away this way means, for example, right now, thirty-eight percent of the European population
is on psychiatric medication. Thirty-eight percent! Not a small number. Why I’m taking Europe as an example is, this is a society which has enjoyed a longest period of material well-being. How that well-being came is another matter,
okay (Laughter)? But whichever way it came, people have enjoyed such a
long period of material well-being, but thirty-eight percent is
psychologically ill. If you want half of Europe to go crazy, you just pull out a few
pharmaceutical formulations from the market, thirty-eight percent will go crazy, totally out of control. Seventy percent of American population is
on prescription medication, not just psychological but all kinds – prescription medication. So to be healthful, you need chemicals. To be peaceful and balanced,
you need chemicals. You are going this way simply because you have not handled a few
fundamental things right. Because you’re trying to adjust your inner way of being using
external circumstances – to fix this
(Referring to Oneself), you want to fix the whole world. You can never fix the whole world,
believe me. It doesn’t matter who you think you are. You cannot fix the outside situation hundred
percent the way you want. Yes or no? No one more human being will ever happen hundred percent the way you want them. Does anybody happen? No. There is only this
(Referring to Oneself) person. This (Referring to Oneself) person must happen
hundred percent your way. This one person. If this (Referring to Oneself) person doesn’t
happen your way, you’re gone. Now you’ve become an icon or whatever you call them – they may be sports people,
they may be musicians, they may be actors, they may be dancers, whatever. In some way they became that, it’s fine. But it’s very, very important, we must understand, when your very presence has influence over people, how you keep yourself is very important,
isn’t it? It’s a tremendous privilege that by your very presence, people’s lives are being transformed either positively or negatively. When you have such a responsibility and such
a privilege that you can touch so many lives because whatever physical activity we do, we may think on the surface many things but actually the only thing that matters is whether our activity touches another life or not. Yes or no? Do you want to write something
that nobody reads? No. Do you want to build a building that
nobody wants to live in? Do you want to sing a song that
nobody wants to listen to? Because the need for human being to expand
and touch another life means somehow, you kindle life in other person. This is important. It is because of that, somebody has become an icon. When such a privilege has come to you, that you can actually make things happen
in another person’s life through your very presence, or song or dance or talk or whatever, it’s extremely important that you keep yourself in such a way that you will lead to a positive result for everybody
who’s in touch with you. But this responsibility has not been
exercised properly. And, you know, like… I’ve been active in United States for the
last almost twenty years now. For some reason, for whatever reason, there’re many aspects, United States has acquired a
leadership position – it’s become iconic in its own way. Whatever they do, everybody else wants to do, now. See today, I’m not… I’m not somebody who makes comments on your
clothing or something, because well I was like that when you’re your age, that’s a different matter. But today, if you look at any Indian city, or anywhere in the world for that matter, below the knees, what are they wearing? Almost sixty percent are wearing American
workmen’s clothes. Whatever they wear, everybody wants to wear. Whatever they eat or drink, everybody wants to eat and drink. Well, India has phenomenal
amount of cuisine, all right? No other culture has the variety of cuisine
that India has. If you want to experience this, you must come South. North is become all little just one kind of masala everywhere
(Laughter). But now you want to eat a burger. This was made for a hippopotamus
(Gestures) (Laughter). How do you eat like that? But that’s become our way. Because why? Because Americans are doing it. Well, even a kindergarten child knows, this body needs oxygen. You also know, right? Even though you’re a journalist,
you still know (Laughter/Applause). But they put carbon dioxide in a bottle and
they say, “This is the real thing,” and the whole world drinks it, all right? This means America has become an icon – whatever they do, everybody does. So I said, “If America meditates,
the whole world will meditate.” That’s why I’m revving it up in America. So let’s say, for example, somebody like Michael Jackson, suppose he meditated, believe me, twenty million people would be meditating
tomorrow morning (Few Laugh). If I have to get twenty million people to meditate,
I have to work for years (Laughs). So icon means – other people have started
investing in your life. Now it’s very important you behave responsibly,
extremely important. It’s a privilege that you should not exploit.

66 thoughts on “Koffee, Cricket & Youth Icons – Sadhguru’s Take

  1. Sadhguru is such a savage man….he can eat these people alive with his words alone. He cheers up my day whenever I listen to him. I hope I become rich one day and donate all my wealth for the greater cause.

    Edit: not all the wealth, only 95% of it.

  2. I wanna say the title of the video is pretty creative ' Koffee,…..' 😀 . But as always insightful and guiding wisdom. Thank you Sadhguru and team. Namaskaram.

  3. They didn't rape anyone.Being characterless,having multiple partners,drugs,hookups are normal these days.
    Priyanka chopra said a similar statement but there was No hue and cry. This controversy is utter nonsense. Judge a cricketer on his game,not on his character.

  4. Being an 'Icon' means – "Other people have started investing in your Life!"
    That's a whole new way of looking at that word! 👌🏻👌🏻

  5. Distinctly understand the differences in gender, but use this knowledge to understand where gender is applicable and importantly where it's not..

  6. I want Sadhguru Ji's insight on the topic if Nathuram Godse was right in killing an Old Defenseless man like Gandhiji. I could not find a video of Sadhguru Ji related to it. If someone can please guide me to it or it would be great to release a video on that

  7. Guruji if 100 schools of America will start day with yoga definitely 1 Indian school will imitate immediately… for 100% sure….😃😃😃😃👍🏻

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