I’m just talking simple arithmetic: We are Too many! – Sadhguru about Overpopulation

I’m just talking simple arithmetic: We are Too many! –  Sadhguru about Overpopulation


Questioner: For a woman who chooses
not to be a mother who doesn’t want…. Sadhguru: Oh I will give you award (Laughter). Questioner 1: So she has chosen you as an
advocate for a case and you have to fight her case. So what are the…. Sadhguru: I am sorry. I didn’t get that. Questioner 1: So there’s a woman….
who doesn’t want to be a mother, Sadhguru: Yeah, she doesn’t want to have
a child. Questioner 1: And she has chosen you as an
advocate for her case and you have to fight her case. So what are the arguments that you would give
for a woman who doesn’t want to bear a child. Sadhguru: I said she needs to be awarded. I have already announced in India. Young women who are capable of child bearing,
chose not to do it, we will institute an award for them because right now the greatest
serviceyou can do in the world is you are not extra populating this planet,
okay (Laughter/Applause)? If…. Suppose you were a tiger woman, I mean to say a female tiger, then I would have encouraged you
please breed, please breed (Laughs) because it’s an endangered species. Well you know see we are not endangered (Laughter). Wherever you go there is a crowd. Well, to protect a nation you have to build
a wall otherwise people are coming. Obviously there’s too much (Laughter/Applause). Obviously there is too much
population everywhere, isn’t it? So this is something we need to
look at in a very fundamental way. This is happening because the need, the need
is inbuilt. The reproductive need is a very inbuilt need. Whatever arguments they have
at one point the body dictates. Fortunately there’s a lot of pain and stuff
involved. Otherwise I don’t know what would have happened. So this need if one has to transcend
instead of forcefully putting it down, if your identity naturally shifts beyond your
biological self, you will see these needs will completely disappear. Right now I want people to understand
what you’re looking for is not a child. What you’re looking for is involvement. Right now your problem is you simply cannot
involve with people unless they came out of your body. Your identity of biology is so strong
you can’t simply include this people as yours. Oh this one came from my body, this is mine,
this (Gestures). This is because you’re trapped in your own
biology. That’s all it is. Why should it fall out of your body, not necessary? Human being has the ability. This is a animal
instinct. This instinct is needed for the
survival of the race of course but now the survival of the race depends
on consciously controlling the population a little bit. From the beginning of 20th century, in 1910
our population was just 1.58 billion. Lets Say 1.6 billion. Today we are 7.6 billion. By 2050, they’re estimating we will be 10.3
billion. When it’s 10.3 billion,
I don’t want to be around (Laughter). Hello? I wanted you just to imagine,
another rise in the world’s population. You can imagine what all problems you will
face. We’re ensuring that our children cannot live
well on this planet by producing more children. It is very, very important. We must understand why this has happened is
not just because of unbridled reproduction. No that it is not true, it’s controlled. It is simply because our life expectancy
is extending itself. It’s fantastic. For example in India, when the British left
India our life expectancy was twenty eight years. How many of you are over
twenty five, twenty eight I’m sorry. So you are all dead (Laughter). That’s what it meant. I want you to understand, twenty eight years. Today it has reached seventy which is a phenomenal achievement
in seventy years of independence. (Applause) So when we take death into our hands,
should we not take birth into our hands? I’m not propounding any philosophy.
I’m just talking simple arithmetic. Hello? When we take death into our hands,
should we not take birth into our hands? If we don’t do that, if we do not consciously
contain our population, nature we will do it to us in
a very cruel way. You want to wait for that day? You can but being human beings it
will be nice if we do it consciously isn’t it? Having been to various International Forums
and met many great leaders, where do you see the world heading,
for the better or the worst? Sadhguru: Let me correct that question a bit. Yes, I’ve been in international forums, met many leaders. You added “great” leaders (Few laugh). So, many leaders – not always so great. Yes, there are a few great leaders,
no question about that. Where is the world heading? (Laughs) There are many possibilities because we have capabilities and technologies, which no other generation could ever dream
of. Will our capabilities turn against us, or will they work for us is the big question. If all the human capabilities, which are so
hugely enhanced because of technology, everything that an individual human being
could do has expanded manifold, in this enhanced state – and our numbers have increased tremendously. In the beginning of twentieth century,
we were just about 1.5 billion people, today we are 7.3 billion people. The United Nations making predictions that
by 2050, we will be 9.7 billion people. If all these people get educated,
get technologically empowered, 9.7 billion people or nearly 10 billion people
on this planet is for sure going to be a disaster. Yes. We can make arrangements and arrangements, we can improve the arrangements,
we can make more energy-saving machines, we can recycle the shit (Laughter). Yes (Laughs). We can do all this, but if we don’t come to our senses with
human populations, there’s going to be… I want you to just imagine, how the world
will be if the population almost goes up by fifty percent tomorrow. Just imagine your town, how it will be if
fifty percent population increases tomorrow morning. Or in other words, no matter what we create, no matter how much we strive, whether… whatever we build, everything is going to be insufficient because the planet is going to be insufficient. Of course, we are looking at planets which
could sustain life outside of this solar system. We’ve found two, three very promising planets, it’s just a little, you know,
not in the walking distance (Laughter) – a few thousand or a million light years away. Great planets, I believe. But this is the thing… but nobody wants to address this issue. Everybody wants to talk about cosmetic solutions, not address the basic problem
of expanding human population. I was in a conference and I said, “See,
unless you (Laughs)… Unless you reduce the human footprint on the
planet, there is no solution for anything.” Then they asked me a brilliant question,
“How do you reduce the human footprint?” I said, “You have to reduce the number of
feet (Laughter). That’s the only way.” (Laughs) So right now, it doesn’t matter what others think, all
of you who are here and those of you who’re hanging out with me, we can take it upon ourselves that
we will not push the human population. You can have a dog. A husband and wife were having a debate – whether to have a child or not. The husband wanted a child, the wife hesitating
because she will lose the shape of her body,
and you know (Laughter)… For a husband, having a baby is simple (Laughter). But for the woman, it’s too many things
involved. So, debate was going on and then they came
and the debate moved into an area where, “Should we have a baby or should
we get a dog” (Laughter)? Then they could not decide, they went to a
counselor, they put their problem in front of him. So, he said, “You got to just make up your
mind, whether you want to ruin the carpets, or your
life.” (Laughter/Applause) I am not saying children are bad, they are
wonderful, but it’s just too many. We as human beings, we are wonderful
but we are too many. We’re so many, that the insect population
is going down (Laughter). No, no, it’s not a joke, it’s very… it’s very threatening. If the insect population
disappears, the planet will be destroyed. Yes. The worms disappear, the planet will be destroyed. If you and me disappear, planet will flourish
(Laughter/Applause). So, leave the leaders alone,
because in every conference that you meet, very cosmetic solutions are being talked about
– how to adjust the market place, okay (Laughs)? How to do this, how to do that. I… On immediate scale, yes, those things
are necessary. But you’re talking about what is the future
of this world. If that is so, if we want a future for this
world, if we want our children and their
children to live well on this planet, the only way is to bring down human population. Not by doing some horrible acts, but if we have – see, our life expectancy
has improved. This means we have taken death into our hands. When we take death into our hands, it is our business to take birth also into
our hands, isn’t it (Applause)? If we convince the population of this one
thing, future is very bright, because tomorrow morning
the sun will come up, what’s the problem (Laughs)?

17 thoughts on “I’m just talking simple arithmetic: We are Too many! – Sadhguru about Overpopulation

  • December 2, 2019 at 4:04 pm
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    after long time I am in this chanal Thanks 2 Dic 2019 from Italy

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  • December 2, 2019 at 4:18 pm
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    You need a license to drive but people can make babies all day long. The population is already unsustainable! Humans are the only animals that don't live in harmony with nature.

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  • December 2, 2019 at 4:27 pm
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    again I try to lissen / ascoltare

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  • December 2, 2019 at 4:31 pm
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    I am 63 years old / no merrid and no my childe ( for many reasons but also when I was young no situation ok to have childen )

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  • December 2, 2019 at 4:33 pm
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    भारतिय जनसंख्या नियंत्रण विधेयक(Indian Population Control Bill)
    01) यह विधेयक सभी भारतिय नागरिकोंके लिए,वह चाहे किसी भी धर्म,पंथ का हो,सबके लिए समान रूप से लागू हो।
    02) दो अपत्य कानूनन ग्राह्य हो।
    03)अगर एक या दोनों अपत्य मर गये हो या कोई एक अपत्य पागल(psychotic)हो या असाध्य बिमार हो,तो तिसरे के लिए(चाहे वह लडका हो या लडकी)कानूनन अनुमति हो।
    04) किसी भी अवस्था में(under any circumstance,at any cost )तिसरा अपत्य हो जाने के तुरन्त बाद महिला को गर्भनिरोध शस्त्रक्रिया(Tubectomy) अनिवार्य हो(सरकारी खर्च से)।
    05)अगर दूसरी डिलीव्हरी में अपत्य जुडवा पैदा हुए तो उस परिस्थिती में उन जन्मे हुए बच्चों को अपवाद के तौर पर कानूनन ग्राह्य माना जाएगा।
    06)तलाक और पुनर्विवाह के संदर्भ में- पहले विवाह से दो(या अपवादात्मक परिस्थिती में तीन)बच्चे होते हुए भी पहले पुनर्विवाह से एक बच्चा कानूनन ग्राह्य माना जायेगा।
    अगर पहले विवाह से एक ही या कोई संतान ना हो तो (पहले) पुनर्विवाह से दो बच्चे कानूनन ग्राह्य होंगे।
    07) जो अविवाहित और अपत्यहिन रहकर देश और समाजसेवा में अपना योगदान दे रहे है उन्हें हर माह सरकार की ओर से मानधन दिया जायेगा।
    08) स्वेच्छा से कभी भी अपत्य ना चाहनेवाले दांपत्यों को हर माह सरकार की ओर से मानधन दिया जायेगा।अर्थात इस विषय में संबंधित स्त्री की Tubectomy उसकी इच्छा से हो।
    09)राशन कार्ड और वोटिंग राईट निकालने से कुछ नहीं होगा।क्योंकी राशन कार्डवाले राशन पर निर्भर नहीं है(80%लोग तो राशन दो रूपया किलो लेकर पंधरा रूपये से बेचते है)और जब करोडों की संख्या में ऐसे लोग पैदा हो और असहकार और देशद्रोह पर उतर आये,तो इतने जेल और पुलिस कहाँ से लाओगे?!तब अराजकता का माहौल फैल जायेगा।
    ऐसे दो-तीन करोड लोगों का वोटींग राईट भी निकाल लिया और दस साल बाद जब इनके बच्चों समेत यह लोग दस-बारा करोड हो गये,तो उनकी तरफदारी करने के लिए तथाकथित लिबेरल्स,सिक्यूलर्स,ह्यूमन राईट्स वाले आ टपकेंगे,BBC वाले डाॅक्यूमेंटरीज बनायेंगे और दूनियाभर में चिल्लाकर भारत को बदनाम करेंगे कि देखिए इतने लोगोंका Right of Franchise भारत सरकार ने छीन लिया है! और बडा अन्याय हो रहा है!!और तब बहुसंख्या के बल पर अगर करोडों लोग रास्तेपर आकर पत्थर फेंकने लगें तो सरकार असहाय हो जायेगी।और इस अवस्था में अराजकता फैलकर यह लोग जबरदस्ती अपनी सत्ता स्थापित करेंगे।छोटे-बडे गुट एक दूसरे से लडेंगे और भारत के दूश्मन जंग लडे बीना ही जीत जायेंगे। अअंतत: भारतदेश जनसंख्या विस्फोट से टूट जायेगा,बिखर जायेगा।इसलिए 'prevention is better than cure'इस कहावत के चलते 'to nib the disease in the bud' यहीं होना चाहिए,अर्थात उपरोल्लेखित नियमों के आधार पर दो बच्चों के बाद औरत की Tubectomy की जाये।
    सूचना:कृपया इसे राष्ट्रहित में शेअर करें।

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  • December 2, 2019 at 4:41 pm
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    Grazie !

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  • December 2, 2019 at 5:25 pm
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    Wow it so wisdom and important speech!!!you touched the root of the global planet solution!!!I realy didn't understand why religious ideologies advocate giving birth as much as possible without taking responsibility for the well-being of future generations and of course,the state of the Planet doesn't bother them!

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  • December 2, 2019 at 5:36 pm
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    Is it true that we all are on the same path in life

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  • December 2, 2019 at 5:53 pm
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    Sita Ram the difference between the then and now is simple remembering hearing from the older people asking why you all make so many children they say children is their wealth for old age those were the days we get disciplined thinking our parents were mean to us every time I look and listening to the now children give us something to be grateful and thankful to appreciate each other values communicating is the key to understanding and misunderstanding we have too many unwanted pregnancy cause when thinking love is the air make the unthinkable happened instead taking responsibility then she is an easy lay becoming targeted for insult to injury listen up mothers be very straightforward children want the truth and honesty explaining in simple terms the do and don't cause common sense was made before book our mistakes we think they need us it is time to let go and answer when you are asking for advice children following your heart cause you all are the future to controlling the population growth no,if,but or maybe. Blessing to you all

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  • December 2, 2019 at 7:03 pm
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    Good way of awarnesss👍🏻

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  • December 2, 2019 at 9:40 pm
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    dumb people are having the Children that's the real problem

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  • December 3, 2019 at 2:07 am
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    Overpopulation has always been my concern. If the population keeps growing at this rate this planet will no longer be sustainable. Shortage of drinking water, shortage of food, etc. Wars will break out, famine will be widespread, bubonic plague will breakout. Not a pretty picture, is it? China and India will have to take the initiative to contain this population explosion.

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  • December 3, 2019 at 4:52 am
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    Global warning is a function of WORLD OVERPOPULATION. You have to have more people to burn more oil. You have to have more people to burn more coal, consume supplies to build more homes, produce clothing and food. Etc.
    No, you should not overconsume or waste. Yes, people with higher incomes will always use more resources. But… seven billion people? Really?
    Replace yourself,
    T H E N. S T O P.

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  • December 3, 2019 at 8:33 am
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    Sadguru thank you…
    Please award me.
    I chose…

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  • December 3, 2019 at 8:43 am
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    Complete concordance

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  • December 3, 2019 at 9:21 am
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    Coz somewhere in the world.. Wars reduced the population.. But in this land bharath.. Yoga and meditation and brahma charya was a way for it was managed for 1000 of years..

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  • December 3, 2019 at 11:22 am
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    Sadhguru, this is not a good advice as most people now are not having more than one or two children except few certain religious people.
    So, the danger is some culture could disappear for this kind of idea.
    Unless every religion and culture take this advice how will it work 🤔
    Isn't it time that Indian govt introduce one or two children policy like China.
    Indian people must now demand the govt. to bring this law.

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