While Kangana has had several experiences of being interviewed by fans, media and even celebrities, this time she wore the host’s cap and interviewed Sadhguru. From his books, to Kangana’s personal thoughts and opinions on certain things, Kangana and Sadhguru exchanged numerous insightful anecdotes to share with the audience.
Kangana was her usual self while interacting with Sadhguru and yearned for answers which she otherwise never got. On the other hand, Sadhguru too, was at his witty best and answered Kangana’s questions keeping in view her way of thinking and his profound and logical reasoning. Kangana shared an anecdote from her recent visit to London, where she revealed how her friends were appreciating the beautiful city but “cursing” India calling it “a piece of garbage”. She said that she went back to her room and cried because she felt extremely disappointed with these comments.
Sadhguru, very casually said, “The city that you’re appreciating of its infrastructure and its wealth and well-being, for two centuries was largely built on stolen money from this country.” And the audience couldn’t stop clapping followed by this statement by the spiritual figure.
The audience too got the chance to ask some of their questions from Sadhguru and he was asked about breaking away from a negative pattern and attract a positive pattern in life. Sadhguru very profoundly answered, “When we say we have patterns, there is a cyclical movement to everything. Our psychological and emotional processes also have become cyclical, largely because of a very strong attachment and involvement with physical process and physical process has to be cyclical, only then we exist. Without cyclical movement there’ll be no physical existence.” He further shed light on yogic doomsday and said, “In yoga, about 3200 years ago, they made a calculation and said every year, the moon is moving away from the planet, approx. about 32mm which is nearly 1.5 inches. The orbit of the moon is going away from the planet, so they made a calculation and said in 28,000 years, the moon will go so far, that its impact on the planet will become minimal. When that happens, the human women will lose their menstrual cycles, once that happens human race will just peter out. You don’t need a bomb, or floods or something, our ability to reproduce will go away and slowly and quietly we peter out. Having said that, our physical existence is here only because of the various cycles going on within us. So if you attach your psychological process too much with your physicality, your psychological process also becomes cyclical and in this your karmic process also becomes cyclical, so your life starts running in cycles. You cannot avoid the cycles absolutely.”
He further shed light on the life’s cycle and how it is impacted by the sun and the moon. He said, “ The longest cycle that can run in your life is 12 and a quarter years, because that is the cycle of the sun, moon cycle happens in 28 days, our physical existence is based in the moon cycles, because unless our mothers’ bodies was in sync with the cycles of the moon, we wouldn’t be born. So our physical existence is a short cycle, but other dimensions of our existence is a longer cycle. Let us say, your life became a 6-year cycle, then you’ll be still fine, you will be productive, but once in a while you’ll freak on somebody, but you will still be doing things successfully. Let us say your cycle became 3 years, then you’ll still be doing reasonable well, but volatile. One dimension of your life will be doing well, whatever you are competent with, the rest will be a mess, it’ll be going like this. If it becomes 18 months cycle, then you will see, everyday waking up in the morning is a problem. So many things will happen, nobody needs to bother you, everybody leaves you alone, still you will torture yourself in many many different ways. Let’s say your cycle becomes 9 months, once you come below 9 months cycle, then you’re in serious trouble. I fit becomes 3 months, you must be in an asylum, you shouldn’t be out. If you get less than 3 months, then your physical existence itself is coming to an end, it will not go beyond that. How to watch these cycles? If you want to watch patterns, don’t watch patterns in terms of what happens around you. You must learn to observe the system, there are clear cut cycles happening, it’s very important that you do the necessary sadhana to bring this cycle to the longest possible cycle within the human body which is 12 and a quarter years. If you keep the cycle at that level, you will see that you are very well balanced, successful with your life and no matter what happens around you, everything works for you, simply because you must understand that your existence is not independent of the sources which create you. Only if you are in sync with that fundamental energy, you will run with certain ease.”
Sadhguru also shed some light on his ‘Youth and Truth’ campaign in association with TOI. He said, “Youth means- it’s life in making. Youth- the most significant aspect of youth is that it’s full of energy. Our life is a combination of a certain amount of energy and a certain amount of time. Time is ticking away for all of us at the same pace, it’s only energy we can manage. But, most of the time the problem with the youth is, they don’t have the necessary clarity or balance. If you could bring 10% more clarity and 10% more balance in their life, then the way they are right now, this energy would translate into something fantastic. Because if individual genius has to unfold, the most important thing is there is balance and clarity.”
He further added, “As a part of this, we are just about on the threshold of this, we are launching a campaign called ‘Youth and Truth’ in the month of September. We are doing events across the country in various universities. More than that the idea is to communicate to the youth of this nation and the world that there is a way to bring clarity to your life, you have energy, if you bring clarity and balance, you will have a wonderful life. But if you have energy and you don’t have the necessary balance and clarity, you could become a disaster right here, both for yourself and world as such. So we will be doing this and we expect you (Kangana) and all your friends in the industry and the media, please be a part of this because this is one thing we need to do, because as a nation we are talking about our demographic dividend, where 50% of our population is below 30 years of age which is a unique situation. And it’s a fantastic situation only if we give the necessary clarity and balance and competence to our youth, otherwise we can be a major disaster. So we are making this effort and I’m giving one full month of my time, travelling across the country, speaking in various universities and causing a buzz among the youth, speaking a very youthful language.”
In the end, Sadhguru encouraged the audience who would be willing to participate in ‘Youth and Truth’ to ask him all sorts of questions whether it is about sex, monthly cycles, drug abuse, just everything as nothing is a taboo.