Mobs lynching people because of rumoured cow killings , people banning plays because they ‘hurt their religious sentiments’ and fatwas issued against Oscar winning singers. I don’t know about you guys, but it seems to me that we’re living in highly intolerant times.

Not a day goes by when we’re not exposed to some story of violence due to religious intolerance. Whatever your leanings may be, it’s hard not to be disheartened by this. All of which according to Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev goes against the very thread of our culture.

In a video uploaded on Reddit , Sadhguru makes some points that are very relevant especially today.

“The beauty of this culture is this,” says Sadhguru. “It means that you’re supposed to be a natural seeker. It means you’re seeking truth.”

“Though all the religious texts have said (the truth), the individual has the right to seek. We need not accept anything anyone has said.”

While we can and should respect everyone’s beliefs, no one has the right to impose them on each other. And originally, this was what our culture was all about. But somewhere along the line, we as a people have lost the ability to accept differing views.

Check out the whole video here (ignoring the weird camera work in the beginning though):

Ultimately, we all need to be seekers and this holds true for every religion.