In conversation with

College of Defence

College of Defence

10 Questions


This is an 'in conversation' with the officers of College of Defence Management, Secunderabad, where Sadhguru shares insights into a wide range of questions: Karma, Integrity and Success.   What are the consequences of 'Karma' for a soldier who kills? Can one be humble and ambitious at the same time? Why medical interventions should be stopped ...


4:20 min

How do I control my emotions and thoughts?


When I face an adverse situation, whether at work, or in a relationship, I realize that I'm aware of 'what is right', or 'what should be done', but I'm not able to do it. At the same time, I'm aware of 'what is wrong', but can not desist from doing it. How do I overcome this constant challenge, and how do I control my emotions and thoughts?

8:28 min

Are human beings suffering because of their past Karma?


Back to Karma theory Sadhguru. With the progress in medical science, the life's expectancy of every individual is increasing, but the pain, diseases and medical sufferings are also increasing day by day. Do we call this Karma, that we have to suffer in human life. Why do some small infants suffer from such dreaded diseases? Or, is it punishment of my past Karma? Why should one stay on even after completing one's responsibilities, which usually ends when children find their jobs and settle down.

5:42 min

What are the consequences of ‘Karma’ for a soldier who kills?


As per the Karma theory, Karma is accumulated impression of past activity, either of thought, emotion or physical action. During operations, as a professional soldier, I am expected to obey the orders of my superior authority, as also resort to actions which may result in injury or death of another human being. Which Karma account ...

8:23 min

Can one be humble and ambitious at the same time?


As we grow up in armed forces, sometimes the circumstances around us compel us to take autocratic decisions. Over a period of time, these become rigid habits which some of us unknowingly display in form of arrogant behavior... Could you please highlight the importance of humility for any leader and how do we develop this essential skill?

3:57 min

Why medical interventions should be stopped after a point?


In your book, 'Death an inside story', you mentioned there is no use abusing a body through medical interventions when doctor's have left no hope. But, what I have been taught as a leader is to constantly struggle even when defeat is inevitable, without bothering about results...

2:28 min

Can you share some Golf tips?


Moving to greener pastures Sadhguru. Having read your thoughts about Golf, can you share your 'inner engineering tips' for combating adversaries on the Golf course?

6:29 min

How to deal with suffering in difficult situations?


While we deal with difficult relationships, where one can not avoid the other person, be it the boss or your wife. More often than not, I feel out of control and the whole environment seems to be conniving against me. Can I deal with this situation on my own? Is it ok to blame somebody else? What is the way you suggest is the way to get back to life in a positive way?

6:04 min

What is the ‘right’ way of doing things?


Sometimes life puts you in a situation where you can't help being in a certain way, leave aside being 'right' or 'wrong'. The way I think and perceive is my way of doing things, but it may not be 'right' for others. Who decides then 'what is the right way', and if there is one, what is the right way?

4:04 min

How do we teach our children to accept failure?


Sadhguru, today's children are very smart, aware and extremely competitive. Most of them are self driven and are keen to deliver in an extremely competitive world... How do we teach our children to accept failure, and learn from them?

5:45 min

How are Shiva and Yoga related?


Sadhguru, how do you relate the concept of Shiva and Yoga