PASADENA, CA - “To pee or not to pee,” is the question we ask ourselves first thing in the morning instead of “To be or not to be.” Bringing to light significant points with statements such as these to enlighten the audience, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, had the complete attention of the SoCal audience that had gathered...
Right before Sadhguru was about to begin his talk for the day he heard a child crying in the audience to which he said, “do not torture the children.” Audiences from various backgrounds laughed. Speaking mainly in English, Sadhguru addressed a variety of essential facts of life which matters and continues to be relevant. One of his most important points was the fact that we should resolve what we can and not worry about the things that are out of our hands. “Go inward first, fix you, what you can control, then gradually fix more,” said Sadhguru. In order to amend others and the world around us, we must fix ourselves first. We should only worry about what is in our control rather than anything else. If we attempted to fix the outer before the inner, it will take too long. To properly fix ourselves, we must take out the parts of us that are scared. “Only when fear is removed will everything be in full stride,” he said
With that he continued to further explain that everyone has their own perspective on things. There are no two point of views that are the same. “All of us are equally capable in looking inward and no two people are capable of looking outward the same,” he averred.
Continuing the discussion, Sadhguru mentioned that the United States of America is looked on as a role model nation; therefore, it is the US’s responsibility to behave sensibly and set a better example for the rest of the world. “America means a stabilized life which is a privilege. Every action should positively touch another life,” said Sadhguru. The entire audience completely agreed and clapped loudly to demonstrate their agreement.
Throughout the event, the crowd was completely engaged laughing at his jokes and listening quietly when he was serious. When asked a question, the collective response with a ‘yes’ or a ‘no’ too was quick.
The mystic also made the universal point: “Every human being is in pursuit of happiness.” The two points that garnered the most appreciation were: asking questions is good; and truth is the only authority. Not only did Jaggi Vasudev come to Pasadena to meet, mingle, and meditate with the audience; he also came to promote his new book, “Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy.” The book explores ways to help one turn inward. After a meditation session, the event came to a close with Sadhguru signing copies of his book, purchased by individuals who attended the event. In an interesting move, Isha Foundation, which had allowed cameras into the hall, then took the time to review the images taken at the event by the press.