Following the infamous Oscars slap, Will Smith resurfaced in Mumbai, India, Saturday to meet with a spiritual guru.
According to MEAWW News, the 53-year-old actor is visiting the country to attain peaceful advice from spiritual leader Jagadish “Jaggi” Vasudev, popularly known as Sadhguru, who Smith and his family first met in 2020 in Los Angeles.
Smith was seen exiting a car near Kalina University, where Sadhguru’s ashram is located. The actor’s sudden visit shocked many as he was greeted by excited fans, with whom he snapped a few photos
#WillSmith in Mumbai- post the Oscar slapgate. Reason for visit yet unknown – although was seen with a spiritual leader- he has in the past also met Sadhguru and been part of the Ganga Aarti in Benares pic.twitter.com/wCwuyhFiYa
— Griha Atul (@GrihaAtul) April 23, 2022
In 2020, Smith admitted following Sadhguru for quite some time before documenting one of his meetings with the 65-year-old Indian mystic at his Los Angeles residence. The yogi, owner a non-profit spiritual foundation called Isha, offers the science of inner wellbeing to every human being.
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During the 2020 meeting, Smith recalled getting interest in the yogi after reading Sadhguru’s book Inner Engineering. “I wanted my family to meet spiritual people, to start interacting with people who are not hooked on the material world,” he said at the time.
In one of Smith’s vlog-type Instagram clips, Sadhguru is seen pulling up to the Smith’s residence in a motorcycle while the actor and his daughter, Willow, greeting him.
“In any area of life, those who are most successful are always the most miserable people because they get to the top of the world and the top of the world doesn’t feel like the top of the world,” Sadhguru tells the group.
“What happened yesterday they’re suffering today. Are you suffering life or your memory? You’re just suffering your memory,” he tells Smith, adding, “What may happen tomorrow you already suffer. You’re suffering your imagination!”
Meanwhile, Smith’s wife, Jada Pinkett Smith, returned with Red Table Talk on Facebook Watch. She said she will address the Oscars incident sometime in the future.