4th June 2017, Mumbai: Over 7000 people participated in a unique and insightful conversation between Karan Johar and Sadhguru, that brought forth a blend of love, life, spirituality and wisdom, on Sunday morning at NSCI dome in Mumbai. The theme of the conversation was ‘Of Love and Life’.
Among applauses and laughter, Johar explored a wide range of subjects including a rapid fire session with Sadhguru. Johar probed if there should be a limit to one’s love and emotions to which Sadhguru said, “In your life, there should be only throttle, because brakes will happen when you die. At least in love, you must have some abandon that is without brakes. Love is a certain quality not quantity. Love is not something that will get over. The more you experience it, the more it’s available to you.”
We are listing down some interesting take away’s from Sadhguru’s talk:
Spiritual process does not demand believe, because spriritual process and believe cannot go together. Spiritual process if a process of constant inquiry.
If body becomes pleasant we call it “Health“, if it becomes very pleasant we call it ” Pleasure“. If if your mind becomes pleasant we call it ” Peace“, if it becomes very pleasant we call it ” Joy“. If your emotions becomes pleasant we call it “love”, if it becomes very pleasant we call it ” Compassion” If your energies becomes pleasant we call it “bliss”, if it becomes very pleasant we call it ” Ecstasy” If your surroundings become pleasant we call it “Success“
In your life there should not be any other paddle but only “throttle” because break will happen only when you die. Its not for you to break everyday.
If you are an intelligent person you will try to do what you love the most, but if you are a genius you will do just what is needed.
When asked what inspired him for a conversation with Sadhguru, Karan Johar said, “There are many questions that I constantly seek answers for. I find myself in a dilemma between my emotions, between my fears and my anxieties. My tussle internally between my letting go of religion and holding on to what I understand as spirituality. I haven’t been able to seek too many answers through the books I have read or the people I have heard. To me, Sadhguru has been a revelation in more ways than one because he made many of my answers that I was looking for, resonate with my life. That’s why I was very interested and excited to be part of this conversation.”
Johar also asked the common question about whether there is an end to human needs to which Sadhguru responded, “If you have realized that, then you are ready for yoga. Your longing to expand is not for more; it is for all. Your longing is for infinite expansion. Right now it is finding unconscious expression. If it finds physical expression, we call this sexuality. If you try this emotionally, we call it love. If you do this mentally, it gets labeled as greed, conquest or shopping. When you do this consciously, we call this yoga.”
The event also saw Johar launching Sadhguru’s latest Hindi cookbook ‘Sukh Aur Sehat Ka Swad (A Taste of Wellbeing)’ and Mahabharata DVD, an eight-part series of Sadhguru’s discourses on the legendary Indian epic.
Among the audience were Karan Johar’s mother Hiroo Johar, actors Sidharth Malhotra, Juhi Chawla, Kajal Aggarwal, Sumona Chakravarti, choreographer Terence Lewis, Chef Sanjeev Kapoor, Prahlad Kakkar, Lali Dhawan, Additional Director General of Police Vinay Kargaonkar & VV Laxminarayan, Special Inspector General Anup Kumar Singh among others.
You can watch the conversation between Sadhguru and Karan Johah and the Karan Johan rapid fire question round here:
Ranked amongst the fifty most influential people in India by India Today, Sadhguru is a yogi, mystic, visionary and bestselling author. Sadhguru was conferred the Padma Vibhushan by President of India on 13thApril, the highest annual civilian award this year, accorded for exceptional and distinguished service.
Probing and passionate, insightful, logical and unfailingly witty, Sadhguru’s talks have earned him the reputation of a speaker and opinion-maker of renown. With his astute and incisive grasp of current issues and world affairs, as well as his unerringly scientific approach to the question of human well-being, he has been a primary speaker at the United Nations World Headquarters, a regular at the World Economic Forum, and a special invitee at the Hindustan Leadership Summit, Australian Leadership Retreat, Indian Economic Summit and TED. He has also been invited to speak at leading educational institutions, including Oxford, Stanford, Harvard, Yale, Wharton and MIT among others. With a celebratory engagement with life on all levels, Sadhguru’s areas of active involvement encompass fields as diverse as architecture and visual design, poetry and painting, ecology and horticulture, sports, music and aviation. Three decades ago, he founded Isha Foundation, a non-profit organization with human well-being at its core commitment, supported by over seven million volunteers in over 250 centers worldwide.