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Sadhguru on why human is not a resource

Source | www.peoplematters.in | Drishti Pant

Sadhguru’s fundamental vision is to offer the science of inner wellbeing to every human being – a science that helps a person realize the ultimate potential within. From this vision stemmed a multitude of projects, programs, and methods. 

As human potential is most critical for the success of business, the economy and society at large, it becomes important to explore this multitude of projects, programs, and methods and learn what businesses can take away from this philosophy. 

In an exclusive interaction, Indian yogi, mystic, author and founder of Isha Foundation, Sadhguru, talks about his philosophy ‘Human is not a resource’ and shares how businesses can make the shift from looking at human as a resource to human as possibilities.

Since many decades, human beings have been referred to as resources, especially in the business context. However, now the perception is taking a shift and they are being referred to as possibilities. Can you share more about the new perception? Why do you believe that human is not a resource?

A human being is not a resource – a human being is a possibility. It is just that there is always a distance between a possibility and a reality. What an individual human being will become essentially depends upon whether we can unfold this possibility or not. If you consider a human being as a resource, then once we pick up a resource, we already know its qualities. We know what it can and cannot do. In other words, it is a quantity. There is a phenomenal difference between a quantity and a possibility.  

A possibility means it is yet to be. Human beings have essentially come in a seed form. A seed realizes its potential only if it finds fertile soil. With the right kind of soil, one seed can make the entire Earth green. So, when you have a human being on your hands, if you think of them as a resource, you will never unfold their genius. This is like making an auto-rickshaw out of an airplane. What could take you to great heights, now you are using it in a mundane way and you think, “This is it.” 

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