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The Influence of Indian Civilization – Sanjeev Sanyal with Sadhguru


On this episode of “In Dialog With the Mystic”, author and economist Sanjeev Sanyal and Sadhguru focus on India, its historical past and contribution to the world, and what lies forward for the nation.



Sadhguru: Good night. Good night each one.

Sanjeev Sanyal: Good night. Let me start by welcoming you to Singapore on behalf of all of the individuals right here. It’s a actual pleasure, it’s an actual honor to talk to you. After all many people have already seen a lot of your movies on-line and at this time in fact one other one simply earlier than this. Now, as the subject for at this time is: The influence of Indian civilization on the world.

Sadhguru: It’s your matter however you’re placing me in ______(Inaudible).

Sanjeev Sanyal: Ah sure I’m going to place you on the spot for it (Each snicker). And earlier than we transcend that, I’m going to place you on the… attempt to get you to… attempt to outline what we imply by Indian civilization within the sense that… and significantly… what I… what I’m not attempting to get into is in fact this influence of Indian civilization on arithmetic in historic instances, of software program and at this time, however actually the influence of Indian philosophy, our lifestyle on… on the world. And I’m going to begin with asking you, how is the spine of this civilization, whether or not you name it Hinduism or the Dharmic custom, how is that essentially completely different from different methods of eager about civilization?
Sadhguru: (Laughs) You employ the phrase ‘spine’ – that’s the essence of Indian civilization. It doesn’t have a spine, as a result of what a spine means is – the shape is set, your physique takes on this kind as a result of the skeletal system is a hard and fast factor. You possibly can change somewhat bit, you may make it large or small however the skeletal system is a hard and fast factor. No person has modified the form of their bones out right here. They solely can placed on some flesh or cut back some flesh. So spine basically signifies that you change into a vertebrate. Vertebrate means you possibly can solely change your type marginally, not utterly, ever. However the ethos of Indian civilization is it’s like an amebae. It might change, it could possibly combine, it could possibly drop with impunity. So the essence of Indian tradition is it doesn’t have… it’s not a vertebrate, it’s an invertebrate.

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