Leela was a special program conducted by Sadhguru in 2006. Around 200 participants journeyed into the mystical realm of Krishna, and explored the Path of the Playful. Leela was an incredible celebration of the multi-hued dimensions of Krishna, as Sadhguru immersed participants in the “blue magic.”
As I come awake to the peacock call
Blue it sounds in my ears
I open my eyes and look at the ceiling
It has become like the open sky all blue
The floor being my choice has always been blue
Oh look at my tongue, blue, blue, blue
If I bleed I’m sure it will be blue
Oh Keshava the White Mountain has turned blue too
Or is it the depth of my passion for you Neelamega that has turned my vision
Is this the result of your blatant invasion of my every pore?
Is this your way of revealing to the world how shamelessly I long for you?
Now that there is no hiding that I am mad with your blue
And I live in you as you live in me my blue
Now that my inner color has leaked into the world
there is no escape for you my blue
Walking Krishna’s Path
Sadhguru: To what extent you are alive, only to that extent you will know life. Right now, if you are only physically alive, you can only know physical life. If you are mentally alive, you can know a little intellectual life. If you are emotionally alive, you can know a little emotional life. Similarly, if you are alive in other dimensions, you can know aliveness or life in that dimension.
The Bhagavad Gita is not true till you become a Krishna within yourself. Just believing in it and appreciating it does not make it true for you.
Till you become alive, if you start believing what somebody – whether it is Krishna or anybody, says – it is just a story. Krishna knew what he was talking about, but you do not because till you experience life the way he did, you will not know what he was talking about. You can use his life only as an inspiration to walk that path. You can never take his words and say this is true, because it is not true. The Bhagavad Gita is not true till you become a Krishna within yourself. Just believing in it and appreciating it does not make it true for you. Only when you become that, it is true.
The Gita, the Bible, the Quran, whatever they wrote are like this – one day a certain man went to the beach and the early morning breeze on the beach was so fantastic, he became blissful. Whenever you experience something really beautiful, you want to share it with somebody, isn’t it? Even if you hear a good joke, you are not going to tell it to yourself, covering yourself with a blanket. You want to tell it to somebody. So this man wanted to share it with somebody he loves in his life. That somebody was sick in a hospital and could not come to the beach. But this man was so eager to share, he brought a big, coffin-sized box, trapped this wonderful breeze, sealed it and sent it to the hospital with a note.
If you walk the path that Krishna walked – oh, how wonderful it would be! But if you carry the Bhagavad Gita on your head, you become stupid.
The box arrived at the hospital. Let’s say you are the person who is in the hospital. Now you can do two things. You can very carefully open the box, get into the box, seal it and experience wonderful breeze. Or you take this message and when you are fit enough, you walk the path that he walked, reach that place, and experience the wonderful breeze. These are the two options that you have.
All the scriptures are just these boxes. Somebody had an immense experience within himself and wanted to share it. In their eagerness to share, they either spoke, wrote or did something. But now you are carrying the book as “holy” on your head and becoming stupider in the name of the book. If you walk the path that Krishna walked – oh, how wonderful it would be! But if you carry the Bhagavad Gita on your head, you become stupid. There are many people who keep the Bhagavad Gita under their pillow and sleep so that “direct osmosis” will happen! If you keep Bhagavad Gita under your pillow, you will get a pain in the neck. You will not become a Krishna.
This is not saying “Krishna is nonsense.” No. You don’t know; he is talking about things which are not true for you as yet. If this much openness is there in you, that “This man is saying so many things, let me see,” the possibility is there.
If you walk the path that he walked, if you create the possibility that he created within himself, then the Gita is a reality. Till then, don’t believe anything that anyone has said. This does not mean you should disbelieve. This is not saying “Krishna is nonsense.” No. You don’t know; he is talking about things which are not true for you as yet. If this much openness is there in you, that “This man is saying so many things, let me see,” the possibility is there.
What does it mean being a Krishna? “Should I romance or start a war?” That is not the point. He did whatever he did in his life because those were the kind of situations he was placed in. The whole Mahabharat is an intense drama with all kinds of extreme situations for people. There are good people and bad people, there are out-and-out evil people and there are extraordinary human beings. All kinds of people are there. It is just a representation of human consciousness from the lowest to the highest – everybody is there. But whenever situations go beyond a certain level of intensity, all of them suffer. The good suffer, the bad suffer. That is Mahabharat. Everybody – bad and good – whatever drama they are put into, they are suffering. But Krishna is the only one who is going through the whole thing without any sense of suffering.
If you romance your neighbor, that is not Krishna’s path; if you start a war with somebody, that is not Krishna’s path. Krishna’s path is to go through any kind of drama untouched.
Walking the path of Krishna means just that. If you can go through your drama without any sense of suffering, now you are on the path of Krishna. If you romance your neighbor, that is not Krishna’s path; if you start a war with somebody, that is not Krishna’s path. Krishna’s path is to go through any kind of drama untouched.