Kapil Gupta: It’s All a Scam – Crazy Wisdom (Part I)

Key Takeaways

  • Most, if not everything, society preaches is completely false
    • For your own transformation – All you need to know is that the voice of society has led you absolutely nowhere
  • You cannot string together temporary satisfactions into permanent satisfaction
  • Find for yourself the things you can’t compromise on – your non-negotiables
    • Those things then become the structure for your life (they create your boundaries)
  • “Your greatest work will be coming face to face with the truth – that all of the things you are chasing are empty, that all the rules you are following are lies”
  • Stop going to conferences – they’re a waste of time

Intro

How does Kapil spend his time?

  • “I spend my time trying to find the truth about the things that truly matter in the lives of human beings”
    • What is “truth”?
      • It’s something that can no longer be indivisible or broken down any further – it’s the bedrock foundation

How does Kapil help his clients?

  • “Most of it involves unlearning and deconditioning”
    • “As human beings, we’ve been exposed to a litany and brigade of prescriptions and information of various types. All of it has had an effect on us. It shapes who we’ve become and how we see the world.”
      • “Fundamentally though, most, if not all of it, is completely false”
  • Kapil pays careful attention to the questions his clients ask
    • The questions you ask serve as a mirror into where you are on the path to the truth

The Cosmetic Human

  • Humans have a tendency to pursue things that “sound nice”
  • “Humans tend to be very cosmetic creatures”
    • “The more societal you become the more cosmetic you become”
    • We never dig deep – we accept what we’re told

Meditation

  • “The idea of trying to teach a human being meditation really is unserious both from the practitioner and the person trying to learn it”
    • “You’re wasting your life talking to a meditation instructor and he’s wasting his life trying to teach someone meditation”
  • Monks meditate for 12-15 hours a day – “You don’t see them becoming Buddha. What’s your measly 20 minutes going to do?”

It’s All a Scam

  • On the road to the truth, you’ll come to experience a complete rejection for everything society has taught you….all the ideas you’ve grown up with – “Even the ideas that no one could possibly reject because they seem to be so sacred”
  • THE TRUTH
    • “We have wasted our lives and we continue to waste our lives in the most egregious way”
  • “Why would someone want to live in lies? The only reason you would want to live in lies, is if you believed the lies were truth.”
    • The fact is – most people on this planet are living in lies

Prescriptions

  • A prescription is essentially a “how to” or a “Do X to get Y”
  • “Anything that arises by way of prescription, no matter how truthful it may be, in the very moment it becomes prescribed, it loses all its value”
  • “Prescriptions lead only to prescriptions and never lead to any form of arrival”

Good Questions to Journal or Think On

  • What is it that drives me?
  • What is my biggest chase?

Great Points and Advice

  • Everyone is looking for permanent satisfaction, but in their search, they attempt to string together temporary satisfactions in the hope that they’ll be able to patchwork them into permanence
    • Very few people actually realize it isn’t possible
  • “I think it’s irrelevant what enlightenment is. I think it’s far more relevant to see truth as your feet touch the ground in your daily life in whatever it is that you do, whatever it is that you’re pursuing”
    • THAT is your enlightenment
    • Tease apart the strands of your pursuits
      • Find out where the “untruths”/lies are 
  • Find for yourself the things you can’t compromise on – your non-negotiables
    • Those things then become the structure for your life – they create your boundaries
  • “The truth always happens by itself. Falseness and untruth require effort and practice.”

Why don’t people search for the truth?

  • Because the only loudspeaker they hear is the voice of society
    • The voice that says – “Be present”, “Meditate”, “Go to conferences”
      • “There is enough there to last a human being 50 lifetimes. When is he going to have the time to exhaust everything and find out none of them work?”
  • For your own transformation – All you need to know is that the voice of society has led you absolutely nowhere
  • “Knowing where ‘it’ isn’t is far more instructive, practical, immediate, acute and powerful than knowing where ‘it’ is”

What You Need to Realize

  • “Your greatest work will be coming face to face with the truth – that all of the things you are chasing are empty, that all the rules you are following are lies”
  • “Everything in society is a scam. It’s all ribbon cutting ceremonies, it’s all wearing the proper dress, having the proper name, saying the proper things, laughing at the proper things, and telling a joke every 2.6 minutes…it’s all a scam. Everything is false.”
    • “Seeing through the scam will lead you to truth”
  • “Have the things that you’ve experiences caused you to transform?” – Then why continue doing them?

Stop Going to Conferences

  • “If something worked it wouldn’t be institutionalized. Only lies are institutionalized.”
  • “If you were in the Gold Rush of Colorado and you found gold, would you have a conference?”
    • The things that are institutionalized are like the left-over meat that you use to make the next day’s soup – that’s what you feed to the dogs
    • “You think the people who speak at conferences, those who are world class in their fields, whatever small truths they may have…you think they’ll reveal those things to you? And do you think even if they do, with one explanation, that piece of information is going to transform you?”

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