These are three lessons gleaned from Sadhguru’s discourses and lectures in one of his earlier books, “Mystic’s Musings”.
1. Karma is Not What You Think It Is
Many people say “I believe in karma” but mistakenly think karma is about transactions. For example, many think of it as in what you give you’ll receive back. Not a simple law to explain, from what Sadhguru teaches, it is not simply about your actions creating your future comforts in this lifetime. Spiritual work committed in previous lifetimes can assist you to have a comfortable life now. So if you think that making a big donation to charity is going to earn you brownie points in the way of karma in this life, think again. Sadhguru teaches that there is a price for everything including your thoughts and intentions.
2. The Spiritual Process is Like a Game
Sadhguru likens the spiritual process to a game of snakes and ladders. If we are too comfortable and do not strive to grow, we may squander the opportunity, fall down the ladder and regress. This could mean coming back for another few hundred lifetimes! According to his teachings we should always be working towards spiritual evolution in both good times and bad.
3. Past Lives are Real
In “Mystic’s Musings” Sadhguru
shares details of his past lives whilst warning of the serious psychological dangers of unnecessary so called “past life regressions”. By his own choice he reports that this is his third lifetime as an enlightened being. The book says that many of the people around his city in India are the same people he knew or knew of over 370 years ago.