Sachin Tendulkar's 12 Questions With : Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev , Indian yogi, mystic and author
Updated on: 13 Jun 2016
With his flowing white beard, it would be easy to assume that Jaggi Vasudev is old fashioned. But in a speed date with the mystic, we covered everything from why relationships fail to gadgets to suicide and overpopulation — all in a meditative heartbeat. Oh, and there was lots of yoga talk. For those who didn't know — June 21 is the second International Yoga Day, and the Isha Foundation founder is not only leading a massive teaching drive estimated to reach 1.5 crore Indian students, he's also doing a two day session with the United Nations. Also, hitting 6 continents and 80 countries with this initiative including our neighbours Nepal and China, it wasn't surprising that Vasudev was quickly ushered in a snazzy Ford Endeavour that would take him to the airport en route to his next destination. We did manage to bow down and get his blessings first, and received a delicate flower in return, the perfect end to an unreal date with a mystic.
Let's talk about love. It makes the world go round, it also ends in people committing suicide, and youth suicides are a point of concern
That's only a few people in cities who are falling in love and struggling. How many couples do you know like that? These days, they don't commit suicide, they promptly fall in love on the next street (laughs). On a serious note, we must understand — we seek a relationship for our well-being. That seeking for well-being should not lead to killing ourselves. We get so caught up in our emotions that we forget why we got into this relationship in the first place.
So how does one deal with heartbreak without damage to self?
Human beings seek relationships because they have needs to fulfill — physical, psychological, emotional, social, financial. Accordingly, we form those kinds of relationships with people. If a relationship does not work, it simply means that you must turn inward to fulfill needs. Looking outward may mean you are trying to squeeze happiness, but the person you are with may not be ready to be squeezed.