Given your willingness to comment on multiple worldly topics, why have you refused to address the injustice faced by the Palestinian people under Israeli apartheid? Why have you never commented on issues related to global U.S. economic hegemony and their war mongering? Why have you steadfastly sung the praises of Israel’s achievements while advising a Palestinian to: “Get out or you will be bombed.”
This insensitive response, as well as your fobbing off of the Gaza question in multiple interviews, seems to directly contradict your claim to move people “from religion to responsibility”.
Surely your vast movement, that you proclaim is premised on compassionate yogic ethos, would provide a platform to promote understanding, empathy, and meaningful dialogue around the topic of the opressor and the opressed? It would definitely allow for a holistic exploration of spirituality in the context of social justice and geopolitical concerns, contributing to a more comprehensive and balanced perspective for your audience.
Engaging in dialogues about the plight of Palestinians, particularly in light of the genociding of thousands of children by the Israeli Defence Force, aligns with the principles of compassion and justice that you advocate. Addressing the humanitarian aspect of geopolitical conflicts, such as the one involving Israel’s unlawful occupation of Palestine, would contribute to raising awareness and fostering empathy. Sharing insights on how spirituality intersects with real-world challenges may inspire positive actions and a deeper understanding of the interconnectedness of all humanity.
Exploring and commenting on how multinationals and governments exploit and involve citizens in conflicts would shed light on the broader dynamics of Western hegemony at play. It provides an opportunity to discuss the responsibility of powerful entities in shaping global events and the ethical considerations surrounding citizens’ involvement. By addressing these aspects, there’s a chance to inspire reflection on the role of individuals in promoting peace, justice, and ethical governance.
Why then, have you refused to speak against this wholesale slaughter of Gaza’s rightful citizens? You are raising millons to ‘save the soil’ and willingly engage in other wordly projects to enlighten humanity. Why won’t you lend your considerable influence to call Israel and the US to account? Why not call for a ceasefire?
I have observed that your wisdom has been a guiding light in many a world citizens’ quest for understanding and self-discovery. Many appreciate your openness to diverse discussions. Your Yogic perspective holds immense value for multitudes. In light of the inspiration you provide to so many, I eagerly anticipate a straight answer to the question of the Israeli, US backed genociding of over 20 000 Gazians in the last months of 2023. Where is your empathy and compassion for Palestinians who have had the soil of their ancestors soaked with the blood of of their children, mothers, fathers, friends in an ongoing violent colonial war?
Sadhguru being a ‘spiritual guru’ has never stopped you from engaging with political issues. It should not exempt you from commenting on this urgent humanitarian issue either, especially when it so blatantly intersects with broader concerns such as justice and life and death, the very premise you use for raising millions to stop the war on soil.