Questioner All the cultures in the world
they have a common thing that they revere human life.
Taking away your own life or somebody else’s life
is not considered proper
but if… if one is really suffering,
one has got a bad deal in this life
then why can’t just one, you know,
start a new game,
end this one and restart the game?
Is there anything wrong with that?
So ‘if I have a bad deal
don’t I have the right
to shut it up
and come back again?’
If you have a bad deal with your job
you could just quit.
If you have a bad deal with your marriage you could just divorce.
If you have a bad deal with the society in which you live
you can come to Isha Yoga Center.
If you have a bad deal in Isha Yoga Center
you can go up the mountain.
So these are not good enough reasons
for you to end the process of life.
First of all you didn’t create it.
So you don’t talk about ending it.
your identity as a separate being
or a separate person has
and you and the source of creation are just the same
if you come to that point
then you can just throw away your body consciously.
Then you are allowed to do it,
not by damaging the body,
not by hanging from a tree.
We don’t mind burying you under the tree
but hanging from a tree is neither good for you
nor for the tree
We already looked at this;
whether it’s a good deal or a bad deal
if you have a larger purpose
everything is a stepping stone.
Everything is a stepping stone for your ultimate well-being
if you have set the larger goal.
Every situation that you get into
you are getting so identified and caught up with it,
now it feels like it’s better to end your life.
Anyway, this is lot of bull
‘cause today if something is going wrong
you want to end your life;
tomorrow morning something is going right you want to live;
you want to have your third baby.
You want to get married once again.
If things are going little better tomorrow morning
you will have plans.
Everything looks bleak – you think of suicide, isn’t it?
So this is just a game that you are playing in your mind.
It once happened,
a salesman decided to go into a new development;
He thought no other salesmen would have still ventured yet
because it’s a new development.
So he wanted to be the first one;
be the early bird.
So he went and knocked on the very first house
that he saw there.
A lady came and opened the door.
Without giving her a chance
he just slipped into her house,
took a lot of cow dung,
fresh cow dung from his bag
and threw it all over the new carpet
and he said,
‘See, I have a wonder vacuum cleaner.
You watch it;
I’ll clean this carpet
without even leaving the slightest of odour.
If I don’t do it
I will eat every piece of this cow dung myself,
I will eat it.’
So the lady asked,
‘Would you like some tomato sauce
because we still do not have electricity in the house.’
What you need is a little bit of tomato sauce.
Tastes a little good
then you suddenly want to live.
Just eating cow dung you feel like dying.
You stood up and said, ‘ …’
If you know what you’re uttering,
such nonsense should not come out of your mouth.
There is no meaning to
when you are wanting to end your life
because it’s not worthwhile sitting here –
that’s what you are telling me,
It’s not worthwhile sitting here;
you are not in grace;
you are somewhere
about how your job is not working,
how your family is freaking you,
how something else is happening;
that’s all you are thinking about.
Just be here;
suddenly it’ll be worthwhile.
I’ll make it worthwhile.