Manchester City legend Rodney Marsh with Sadhguru: Is Cheating in Sports ok?





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Published on May 4, 2012


Is Cheating in Sports ok?

Rodney Marsh: I believe that cheating is ok. I believe in cheating in sport is ok. I believe if you're not cheating, you're not winning. What am I doing wrong, what's wrong with that?

Sadhguru: I wouldn't think about it in terms of cheating and not cheating. what we need to understand is a game is a game only because of a certain set of rules. A certain set of rules means this is football, another set of rules means this is throw-ball, another set of rules means this is cricket, so it is a set of rules which makes the game. If you want to go onto the football field and carry the ball in your hand and runaway you could play rugby, you shouldn't be playing football.

So the moment you break the rule your breaking the very fundamental of the game, so it's not about winning or losing you're just destroying the game, completely you'll destroy the game. If he can touch it once and its ok, I will touch it all the time, I will carry the ball and put it in the goal (laughter from the audience). Next thing, instead of one I'll carry and extra ball (more laughter from the audience) and I'll put it in the goal (laughter carries on in the audience), then why should we play a game (the audience laughs out loud) because game is happening, a game is created only with a certain set of rules.

When you say I want to break the rule what your saying is I want to destroy the game, such people should have no place in the game at all (a round of applause from the audience). They have no love for the game, they just want to somehow win that's all.

About Sadhguru
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev is a yogi, profound mystic of our times, and visionary humanitarian. Traversing seamlessly from the ancient to the ultramodern, Sadhguru bridges the gap between the known and the unknown. An author, poet, and internationally renowned speaker, Sadhguru's wit and piercing logic provoke and widen our perception of life. His presence creates an extraordinary opportunity to break through limitations into one's natural state of freedom, love and joy.

Sadhguru will be conducting a life-transforming weekend programme in ExCeL London on 9-10 June 2012. For more info visit


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