SADHGURU 2016: “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall”

Reference: Inner Engineering (Content)

This paper presents the summary of Part two, chapter 2.2, from the book, INNER ENGINEERING By Sadhguru. The contents are from the first edition (2016) of this book published in the United States by Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York.

The summary of the original material (in black) is accompanied by brief comments (in color) based on the present understanding.


“Something there is that doesn’t love a wall”

As a machine, the body is faultless. The only problem is that it just springs out of the earth and falls back into the earth. It does not take us anywhere. What truly makes us who we are is a dimension beyond physicality that has infused itself into this wonderful mechanism. This dimension gives us the consciousness of being more than just physical.

At the level of the physical body there is a longing to root ourselves well on this planet for self-preservation. But in the dimension beyond physicality there is a longing to expand without bounds. The instinct of self-preservation fixates us on the physical body. One doesn’t need to be so fixated.

Spirituality is the dimension beyond the physical. The human desire to transcend the limitations of the physical is a completely natural one. Fixation on self-preservation poses a limitation that is entirely created by us. Yoga is all about unknotting and dismantling such limitations.

Fixation is like gravity that is trying to hold us down. Freedom is like grace that is trying to lift us up. All we to do to get rid of fixation is to stop identifying with the physical dimension and make ourselves receptive to the spiritual dimension.

Our intelligence is struggling against the physical idea of “self-preservation”. It has the goal to evolve until it becomes boundless. 


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