In this video, yogi and mystic Sadhguru discusses the importance of being in the right company and environment for one’s spiritual growth.
According to the Isha Foundation head, this is not a matter of sheer good fortune, as many believe, but a talent that one has to mature into expressing.
“If you just happen to be in the wrong type of ambience, negative things can hit you. To always end up in the right place in your life is a certain talent. Don’t think it’s luck,” he says.
“In many spiritual traditions, sangha or association or to be in the right kind of company has always been a very important part of one’s growth,” says Sadhguru. “Because rarely are there human beings – just a small percentage – who, irrespective of where they are, they will still stay on course.
“All other human beings need support. If they’re not in the right company, there’s very little chance of them doing the right things.
It is the responsibility of the social fabric to create the right atmosphere to grow towards what is beautiful for the individual and for everyone else around him, he continues. Unfortunately, this rarely happens as societies are too easily influenced by the prevalence of less-than-desirable ideas and behaviour.
“To be conscious enough, to be in the right company, so that filth will not be tolerated, so that you open up to the fragrance within you, not the filth, is an important part of one’s growth,” he says. “Because you don’t have to go looking for a gutter for filth – there is enough in your head.”
To keep physiological cleanliness and psychological cleanliness is the first thing, he continues, otherwise even spirituality will be a battle.
“A lot of people experience their life – particularly their spiritual life – as a battle, because they do not maintain some fundamental discipline about the geography of their body and the geography of their psychological space,” the Isha Foundation leader explains.
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