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Mystics and Mistakes

Mystics and Mistakes

“In the last 100 years, in our excitement over the large number of people being able to do things that we have never been able to do before, we have gone berserk.”

—Sadhguru

What is a mystic? There are only two kinds of people in the world – mystics and mistakes. To put it very simply, if you are seeing life just the way it is, you are a "mystic" in the world's eyes. If there are large mistakes in your perception, you are a "mistake" considering yourself to be normal. This may sound cruel, but if you genuinely want to know life the way it is, the sooner you do away with all the nonsense in you the better. Your perception is changing at different times of your life. What you did yesterday or how you saw life yesterday seems to be a mistake. What you are doing now seems to be the right thing to you, but this can change anytime. What you have done today may seem like a mistake to you tomorrow, and what you do tomorrow will then seem to be the right thing. Isn't this happening all the time? So, there is a big mistake about the way we are perceiving life. When this gets corrected, people think you are a mystic because you are beginning to perceive life in such a way that you cannot fit it into logic; it is way beyond logic. Logic is just a small part of your life – you can never fit life into it. You can fit logic into your life, but never life into logic.

If your experience of life transcends the limitations of sense perception – seeing, hearing, tasting, touching and smelling – you are known as a mystic. You experience life in a way that others do not know. You make things happen in a way that others cannot understand, so they call you a mystic, which means they are also admitting that they are mistakes. There is nothing wrong with being a mistake, but not realizing the mistake is the biggest mistake.
 

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