'The Big Bang Theory' made Global Indian actor Kunal Nayyar a big Hollywood star, with his adorable character of “Raj” striking a chord the world over. Recently, he took on a whole different kind of role for India Global Week 2020, when he led an enlightening conversation with world-renowned Spiritual Leader Sadhguru on the topic of “Conscious Planet: The Way Forward”, capturing the broad theme of #BeTheRevival.
Nayyar, tuning in from Los Angeles, began by recounting his first meeting with Sadhguru on a golf course before the spiritual leader went on to become a “torch” in his life in some dark times. Here are some key Sadhguru nuggets from the rare in-depth discussion on consciousness and mindfulness, in the coronavirus lockdown and beyond.
With clarity there is no anxiety; consciousness means the dimension untouched by memory. Memory is a wall we create; consciousness can be realised but never understood. What I know is minuscule in this existence, what you do not know is boundless; so, we are always inspired by ignorance. We are trapped by the Internet but we are making good use of it today. Knowledge and intellect is useful as a survival tool. 30 per cent of people are obese on the planet because they are trying to stretch their physical boundaries; we must realise the limits of our physiological and psychological dimensions. We have to take care of the body consciously and also the planet, because our body is also a part of this planet; the health of the planet is directly related to our own health. On #Covid-19 lockdown: Existentially our life is not different even from the virus; our individual experience is a magnanimity of creation; why is this virus working against me is the big question. There can be no limitless consciousness with limited knowledge. Our existence is threatened not just by this virus but is always the case; confidence without clarity is a disastrous process. India is a culture of seekers; a more unprejudiced look at history will take a whole lot of threads back to India. Our economic engine has been roaring but who has the steering wheel, Sadhguru asks humanity to reconsider its pace of living. The most significant dimension to come from India is if you are willing to strive, you can evolve beyond the natural limitations of life. Your life is your Karma so your life is entirely of your making. Intellect is everything illogical taken out from within you. The planet is not in peril, human experience is. We must exercise our capability to create over the capability to destroy: Sadhguru calling on humans to plant more trees.