Sadhguru answers a question on raising human consciousness and Isha’s role in this process.
One tremendous thing today in the world is, for the first time, sitting here, we can talk to the whole world. Never before was such a thing possible. We have the technological capability to do that today. I’m sure the Adiyogi himself will envy me today because even he could not speak to the whole world. He had to send seven of his people. But today we can sit here and talk to the whole world, we can speak to them in their homes–they don’t even have to step out on the street. I can whisper what I want into the whole world’s ears. Technology has reached such a state.
This will not happen if we put too much emphasis on Isha. We don’t want to become like a governmental kind of set-up. I don’t think an organisation should grow. If you have such ambitions, you must keep them aside. We should make Isha into a powerful and effective tool to deliver what we want to deliver, but we have no intentions of making Isha a world-conquering institution or something like that. We are not some Mogambo, you know. Shambho, no Mogambo.
Modern technology and the pleasures and distractions that the 21st century world can offer have been a serious challenge for raising consciousness.
Sadhguru is a yogi, mystic and founder of Isha Foundation, a non-profit organisation dedicated to addressing all aspects of human wellbeing through yoga programmes, and social and environmental initiatives.