Questioner: My question is, are we alone in
this universe? Sadhguru: It’s extremely obnoxious for human
beings to think that the cosmos is human-centric. It is from this obnoxious nature that…
this one mistake that they made about telling you ‘God made you in his own image’ has made
human beings so stupid and wanton about everything. Why can’t God look like a grasshopper? I’m asking.
Why not? No, ‘He. looks like me.’ See No, maybe he looks like a bug, maybe he looks like
a buffalo, maybe he looks like a tiger, maybe he looks like an elephant.Or maybe he does not look like
any life on this planet, he looks some other way. Or maybe he doesn’t look like anything. That’s not
something that human beings are willing to face. They have to believe God is a big man or a
big woman. More hands, more legs but like us. So this idea that certain religions have put into people’s
minds made people believe that the whole cosmos is human-centric, that everything is here
for us. This wanton idea has destroyed the planet. Every creature – our modern science has cooperated
with this – our idea of science today is research and research. What is it all about? It’s all about how can we
use everything in the universe for our well-being. If we see a tree we want to know how to use
it. If we see a bird we want to know how to use it. If we see a flower we want to know how to use it.
A bug, a beetle, an atom – it doesn’t matter what, everything we should know how to use it for our well-being. We’ve learned to use most of the things but still wellbeing has not come, isn’t it? We’ve learned to
use everything, including human beings but wellbeing has not come. If you just have the patience
to sit down and observe either groups of ants or bees or birds or any other animals, they have a
full-fledged life and their own social interactions of their own, one hundred percent. Far more active
and vigorous lives than humanbeings, actually. It is just that we think all these things are there.
If somebody finds out tomorrow how to extract protein from ants finished, all the ants are gone.
We think this is science. This is madness, hello? this is sheer madness. Everything has its place.
If we don’t see that then we’ve lost it. So about, ‘Is this cosmos human-centric, are we
the only life?’ Just now I was priding myself that I’m very logical, if I talk about my experiences
you will think I’ve gone crazy. So I will leave it at this. But it can’t be human-centric, it’s too big.
It can’t be just human-centric. It is not. For me it’s a living experience that it is not.
It is just that I don’t want to lose my reputation as being very logical.
Because of that I refuse to talk about a few things.