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The Mind Can Only Be Confused | Sadhguru

Jun 15, 2024
Sadhguru: When it comes to these aspects of life, terminology is not a matter of semantics. When you say “I am a

confused

soul,” a soul cannot be

confused

. You are a confused

mind

. Why is it so important to correct this? Because if you don't understand the distinction between one thing and another, suppose you go to the doctor because you have a heart problem and you say, “Doctor, my liver is giving me problems,” he will take care of something else, you know? It is not like this? So it is very important. It's not a matter of semantics, it's just... not just a matter of splitting your hair, it's like this, you have a heart problem but you go to a liver doctor.
the mind can only be confused sadhguru
This is not going to be a solution, there are going to be more problems because, anyway, once you go to him, he has to perform surgery on your liver, whether you have a liver problem or not. That's part of the business, okay? So, it is very important. Your soul cannot be confused and, in the first place, do not talk about a soul because it has not entered into your experience. And if you talk about something you don't know yet, to put it bluntly, it is equivalent to lying. So, this is the first thing you should do, you should stop lying.
the mind can only be confused sadhguru

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Don't talk about anything that isn't already a reality for you. It may be said in the Gita, it may be written in the Vedas, it may be the whole world talking about it, it does not matter. It's not true for you, you don't talk about it. You don't talk about the soul, you don't talk about heaven, you don't talk about God because it is not yet a reality for you. If you do not talk about these things, a certain longing will appear within you that will take you there. If you talk about it, you will be satisfied with gossip, the real thing will never happen to you.
the mind can only be confused sadhguru
You will be full of gossip. Gossip is a very satisfying thing, you know? Yes. Yes, many people avoid reality by simply gossiping. Many people avoid reality by just watching movies. Cinema is someone's gossip, right? Someone's story. I'm not against it, but I say that if you use it to improve your life, that's fine. If you are using it to prevent your life, it is a serious problem, right? And many people use it to avoid life. You know you don't have to do anything in your life. You go, you just sit in a dark room, you buy a bucket of popcorn that someone will love, someone will fight, someone will live, someone will do everything, you just have to eat popcorn and it happens.
the mind can only be confused sadhguru
You can cry, you can laugh and you can leave and that's it and they tell you when it's over. These days they don't… they don't play “The End” anymore. You're supposed to realize it's over. There was a time when they said “The End,” so… in case you don't understand, you can sit down for the next show. So don't fool yourself. This is... The least you can do for yourself is not lie to yourself. If you don't lie to others, your life around you will also improve phenomenally, but I'll leave that to you. Well? That's your decision, but at least with this person be one hundred percent honest, no nonsense.
You should do this because this person deserves it and you owe it to this, that with this one at least I don't know what kind of social and other situations you find yourself in, if you can stop lying to others. If you do that, you too will be able to build a phenomenal life around you. If you can do it with yourself, that's great, you will build something wonderful. If that is not possible at least with this person, don't talk nonsense to this person, at least with this one hundred percent sincere person. This is simply because there was a time when... this culture was a vibrant spiritual atmosphere.
Since those times, it is now a very exhausted condition. That vibrant spiritual vivacity is gone, but the jargon is still floating around. Wherever you go people talk about the soul, atma, paramatma, this, that jargon still floats in the common language and in the common atmospheres even though the fire has been extinguished. Because of this it's... in one sense it could have been a positive influence, but it's also a negative influence because you're talking about the highest things in a worldly way, so all the highest things will just die, just talking about It's like gossip. People will talk about Gita in the tea shop.
People will know that there is nothing wrong with the tea shop, I mean, not with the necessary focus or sanctity it needs. Holiness not in terms of elevating it somewhere, holiness in terms of if you... if you want to put your hand in the milk, you will see that your hands are clean, right? Because otherwise everything will go wrong. This is so. If you want to get your hands on something before that, be a little careful, otherwise you will become a confused soul, which is impossible but you believe it is real. Confused

mind

: possible. The mind can

only

be confused.
If someone has a clear mind, he must be a fanatic. Do you understand? The nature of the mind is confusion, that is its beauty. He is always confused because he can't figure anything out, but he can put it all together and reflect on it endlessly. This is the nature of your logical mind. The mind will always be confused, unless you are a one-track idiot or a fanatic. Otherwise the mind will be confused. A confused mind is good. If you know how to organize your confusion, if you know how to manage your confusion, if you know how to consciously increase the enormity of your confusion, if you can consciously manage your confusion, the mind is a very productive instrument.
If you're looking for a mind that's not confused, you can... you can have brain surgery. You can remove half, there will be no confusion. Clear. The smarter you are, the more you will wonder and the more confused you will be about everything. The deeper you look at life, the more confused you will be and that's a good thing. Only someone who does not look at anything, who has a parallel vision, is completely sure of everything. So you either have to be an idiot or a fanatic to do that and there isn't much difference between the two.
Now your mind is confused, that is the nature of the mind. You have to learn to use confusion to your advantage. If your mind is not confused, that means it is not constantly receiving. It's a blocked mind. Your mind has become a concrete block that is completely sure of everything. Otherwise, constantly, if you are perceiving more and more information, you are always confused because you are always receiving so much more than you can process so much information. Everything you see, if you look a little more closely, right in this room you can see so many things that you never thought possible in your life, you understand?
If you observe

only

one thing, it will happen like this. It's just that people see like that and don't see anything. If you pay enough attention to anything, you will see that a simple ant can keep your attention for the rest of your life, it has a lot of content. So everything around you, if you pay enough attention, there is a lot of information. , there is no way a mind can process it. Only a distracted mind believes it knows everything. An attentive mind is always wondering and getting confused about every little thing in the universe, and so it should be.
You shouldn't suffer your confusion. You must understand that if you are constantly confused, that means you have a functioning intelligence. Yes. So once you have separated your soul and your mind, a non-existent soul in your experience. The mind receives too many things from all directions all the time, without ceasing, in wakefulness and sleep. The five senses are always perceiving without ceasing. Most people are not alert to it, so their life becomes stagnant and boring. The confusion means there is still a possibility. The conclusion means it is death. So don't try to conclude and eliminate the confusion.
Confusion is okay. Right now, don't imagine things that aren't true. The confusion is because never in the history of humanity has anyone imagined the nature of creation, the nature of life in their mind. You can become life and know life, you can never imagine life, just understand this. You will never ever be able to understand life, but if you become an absolute part of life, you will know life as it is. So the only way to know life is to become one. You are one? Are you a soul? Are you alive? Are you life or not?
Are you. So become that. Right now you are not a life. You are a set of thoughts, emotions, ideas, opinions and prejudices. That's more dominant than life in you, isn't it? Yes or no? Your thought and emotion take up more space than the vitality that you are. Then you don't experience yourself as a part of life. You are experiencing yourself as a set of thoughts and emotions and whatever else. This is a misperception. Because you are alive, you can think. Do you understand? Not because you believe you exist. Because you are alive, you can think if you want, but right now the thinking process has become so compulsive that people think that is more dominant or predominant in life.
They're not here. It is not like this. Your thought does not exist before life. Because you are alive, you can think. Thoughts If one's thinking is focused on one thing in his life, nothing else seems to matter, that person is free simply because of his thinking, not some confusing thought process. That thought process will not protect you, but if one's thought is like that, which is absolutely connected to one thing and one thing only, a focused thought, that thought can give you a lot of protection and a lot of purpose and a lot of capability. That's something different.
But right now you are not in that state, it is better to use a simple tool and you don't have to worry that someone will affect you. You must understand that if you protect yourself, you will also protect yourself from well-being. Do you understand? Therefore, the protection should be such that only what is not necessary for you is filtered. You need a filter, not a wall. Yes, if we build a wall around you, it will protect you from life itself. Many people are doing this. They want to protect themselves from death and danger, but what they will achieve is to protect themselves from life, even life will not touch them, they are very safe.
Don't become like that. Life should touch you. Even if life suffocates you, it is better than staying on the sidelines of life.

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