How does your belief system control you? (17 Thoughts of Sadhguru)

How does your belief system control you? (17 Thoughts of Sadhguru)

How does the belief system work & how does your belief system control you? Sadhguru has explained how our belief system works, what is the difference between truth and assumption, and how it affects our belief system. Also, you will know how will you believe something to be true, how will you research the truth, and what compels you to believe in something. Let’s read the answer given by Sadhguru with 17 collective inspiring thoughts from it.

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Sadhguru on How Does Your Belief System Control You

You are believing lots of things. You believe before you were born, you were somewhere. After you are dead, you are going to be somewhere else. Everything you believe. Too many assumptions. When you have so many assumptions, no way to approach truth. If you want to approach the truth, the first thing is don’t assume anything.

If you are interested in truth, if you are searching for truth, that means you have not assumed anything. If you’ve already made your assumption, you’re just trying to find the confirmation for your assumption, which is not seeking truth. A true seeker of truth has no assumptions, he is just looking. If I tell you, your beliefs are right, does it get you any closer to the truth? You’ll feel better that “I have been right,” but nothing gets solved. Life doesn’t get solved.

So, confirming your belief systems doesn’t mean anything. This is a big problem with human beings: they want to be right all the time. It’s the biggest problem. In fact, it is the basis of all conflict in the world.

“I am right, you are wrong” – this is the problem. “What I believe is right, what you believe is wrong” isn’t this the basis of all problems in the world? Whether it’s within the family or in the community or in the world, or wherever. Shall we eliminate the problem a little bit?

The first thing you need to do is, after all, they are your beliefs and your beliefs are not original – Picked up from somebody. Somebody put it into you. It depends on how powerfully they worked on you. And they worked pretty powerfully. Because the business is at stake otherwise. So, what you assume may have nothing to do with reality.

Now, you are trying to understand something which is beyond the physical context, it won’t happen. You are trying to perceive something which is beyond physical through sense perception. Such a thing cannot happen.

You want to measure the depth of the ocean but you went with a foot scale. You will obviously come to the wrong conclusions. If you want to measure the depth of the ocean, your first business is to get the right kind of instrument. That’s all I am saying. You want to know something beyond the physical.

The first thing that you need to do is to have a perception that is beyond the five senses, which can perceive that which is not physical. Only then you perceive, otherwise, you can only believe or disbelieve. If I tell you God is actually in my pocket, these many people can believe me. I can tell you a more elaborate story if you want, which we can work on and make you believe in.

Have these people gotten any closer to God than they were before, or have these people gone any further away? Nothing changes. So, why are we wasting our time trying to confirm our assumptions? You must enhance your perception because only by perceiving you will know. There is no other way to know. If you are just trying to pass the social test, belief is a good way to do it. But you want to really know, then belief is not a good way to do it.

Belief gives you confidence and fools getting confidence is dangerous. When idiots become very confident, it’s very, very dangerous. Stupids are confident. When you simply believe something you will have great confidence. You will have no doubt about anything because you don’t apply yourself to anything.

17 Collective Thoughts of Sadhguru from the answer

1. “If you are searching for truth, that means you have not assumed anything.” ― Sadhguru

2. “If you’ve already made your assumption, you’re just trying to find the confirmation for your assumption, that is not seeking truth.” ― Sadhguru

3. “A true seeker of truth has no assumptions, he is just looking.” ― Sadhguru

4. “If I tell you, your beliefs are right, does it get you any closer to the truth? You’ll feel better. but nothing gets solved. Life doesn’t get solved.” ― Sadhguru

5. “Confirming your belief systems doesn’t mean anything. This is a big problem with human beings: they want to be right all the time. It’s the biggest problem.” ― Sadhguru

6. “It is the basis of all conflict in the world. “I am right, you are wrong” – this is the problem. “What I believe is right, what you believe is wrong”.” ― Sadhguru

7. “You are trying to understand something which is beyond the physical with physical context, it won’t happen.” ― Sadhguru

8. “You are trying to perceive something which is beyond physical through sense perception. Such a thing cannot happen.” ― Sadhguru

9. “You want to measure the depth of the ocean but you went with a foot scale. You will obviously come with wrong conclusions.” ― Sadhguru

10. “If you want to measure the depth of the ocean, your first business is to get the right kind of instrument. You want to know something beyond the physical.” ― Sadhguru

11. “Why are we wasting our time trying to confirm our assumptions. You must enhance your perception because only by perceiving you will know. There is no other way to know.” ― Sadhguru

12. “You will know anything only when you perceive it, till then you do not know it.” ― Sadhguru

13. “If you perceive, you know. If you do not perceive, you do not know.” ― Sadhguru

14. “If you are unwilling to admit “I do not know,” so you believe.” ― Sadhguru

15. “Belief gives you confidence and fools getting confidence is dangerous.” ― Sadhguru

16. “When idiots become very confident, it’s very, very dangerous.” ― Sadhguru

17. “When you simply believe something, you will have great confidence. You will have no doubt about anything because you don’t apply yourself to anything. You’re 100% sure.” ― Sadhguru

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