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10 manifestations of Prana in the human system

Transcript: The word prana, there is no equivalent word in English. But we can say it's a vital energy. That which we call as the life energy is Prana. Prana has ten different manifestations in the body. But for the sake of understanding we'll bring it down to five. These five are referred to as five vayus or panchavayus. This is pranavayu, samanavayu, udhanavayu, apana, and vyana. They're in charge of different...

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... dimensions of what happens in this human mechanism. This is an endless subject if I speak like this. I'm just trying to abridge it in a sensible manner. Taking charge of this, yama means to control or to take charge. Pranayama means a method with which you want to take charge this bunch of vayus. Because how your body functions, how your mind functions, how the whole physiological framework. This human mechanism, how it functions is determined by this energy. This is an energy. It is an intelligent energy. In the sense, it carries a certain amount of memory. The karmic memory of the individual person is imprinted on this energy. So in each person, the prana functions in a different manner. It is unique to each individual. It is not like, it's like electricity. Electricity is not smart. It can light up the, you know, the light bulb, it can run the camera, it can, you know, run the air conditioning, it can do million things but not because of its intelligence. It does the same thing always. Because of a particular device, a certain thing happens. But now I am talking about, this will happen in future that you may have smart electricity. It is not far away. In the next 50 years you may have smart energy that the energy behaves in a particular way, you can make it behave in a certain way because you can imprint certain memory upon it. So this is an intelligent energy where a certain amount of imprint is there because of that it functions in a specific manner in an individual person. That is, going into an extremely refined form of pranayama where we particularly design something for an individual person because he's in a certain way. For that to come to that level, it will need a general level of pranayam where it takes care of these five vayus. If one has a certain mastery over these five vayus, there is no such thing as physical ailment or, particularly psychological ailment is out of question. If somebody takes charge of their prana, whatever may be the external atmosphere, whatever influences in terms of reverberations, waves, emotions, other kinds of pressures, doesn't matter what. Psychological balance is 100% guaranteed for a person who takes charge of his prana. Always.

Transcript: The word prana, there is no equivalent word in English. But we can say it's a vital energy. That which...

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... we call as the life energy is Prana. Prana has ten different manifestations in the body. But for the sake of understanding we'll bring it down to five. These five are referred to as five vayus or panchavayus. This is pranavayu, samanavayu, udhanavayu, apana, and vyana. They're in charge of different dimensions of what happens in this human mechanism. This is an endless subject if I speak like this. I'm just trying to abridge it in a sensible manner. Taking charge of this, yama means to control or to take charge. Pranayama means a method with which you want to take charge this bunch of vayus. Because how your body functions, how your mind functions, how the whole physiological framework. This human mechanism, how it functions is determined by this energy. This is an energy. It is an intelligent energy. In the sense, it carries a certain amount of memory. The karmic memory of the individual person is imprinted on this energy. So in each person, the prana functions in a different manner. It is unique to each individual. It is not like, it's like electricity. Electricity is not smart. It can light up the, you know, the light bulb, it can run the camera, it can, you know, run the air conditioning, it can do million things but not because of its intelligence. It does the same thing always. Because of a particular device, a certain thing happens. But now I am talking about, this will happen in future that you may have smart electricity. It is not far away. In the next 50 years you may have smart energy that the energy behaves in a particular way, you can make it behave in a certain way because you can imprint certain memory upon it. So this is an intelligent energy where a certain amount of imprint is there because of that it functions in a specific manner in an individual person. That is, going into an extremely refined form of pranayama where we particularly design something for an individual person because he's in a certain way. For that to come to that level, it will need a general level of pranayam where it takes care of these five vayus. If one has a certain mastery over these five vayus, there is no such thing as physical ailment or, particularly psychological ailment is out of question. If somebody takes charge of their prana, whatever may be the external atmosphere, whatever influences in terms of reverberations, waves, emotions, other kinds of pressures, doesn't matter what. Psychological balance is 100% guaranteed for a person who takes charge of his prana. Always.

June 12, 2021

3:59

Try this experiment to understand your mind

Transcript: People come to me, like right now you're all saying IIT is the problem, so I'm inviting you to IYC Isha Yoga Center. A lot of people come to me and say, Sadhguru, these are people who passed out okay? Sadhguru, my mother-in-law she's another, you know, from somewhere else she is. I just don't know how to live with this person. And my husband, after all he is her son. My wife, impossible. My boss is...

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... not even human. Like this it goes on. Then I tell them, see don't worry. Your husband, wife, mother-in-law, boss nobody will come here, you're protected. Like IIT, IYC also well protected. Nobody will come here. You just come and stay, I'll give you a nice place to stay, food is good. You don't have to do anything, just be joyful that's all. None of these tormentors are there. Just be joyful. 24 hours you leave them in the one room, you must see in how many ways they twist themselves out. When you are alone if you are miserable, you are obviously in bad company isn't it? So all the young people should do this to yourself. At least for three days, one week. I will provide you the atmosphere, otherwise you can walk into the Himalayas. But there there is no food and supply, you know you will have to go searching. I will provide you food, everything. Just come, spend some time. Not with any purpose, simply. If you sit alone for three days, no television, no book, no texting. Simply by yourself, let's see what happens. You must know the nature of who you are. You should not go on dodging yourself and one day you will explode into something. You must know what is the level of madness you are suffering. When I say madness, if your mind is out of your control, is that called madness in definition? Hello? If your mind does not take instructions from you, it's out of control, is that called madness? Just try. Just today, after this event, just go sit quietly in your room. Just see what all your mind does. You decide, don't tell anybody. You decide what is the level of madness you're going through.

Transcript: People come to me, like right now you're all saying IIT is the problem, so I'm inviting you to IYC Isha...

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... Yoga Center. A lot of people come to me and say, Sadhguru, these are people who passed out okay? Sadhguru, my mother-in-law she's another, you know, from somewhere else she is. I just don't know how to live with this person. And my husband, after all he is her son. My wife, impossible. My boss is not even human. Like this it goes on. Then I tell them, see don't worry. Your husband, wife, mother-in-law, boss nobody will come here, you're protected. Like IIT, IYC also well protected. Nobody will come here. You just come and stay, I'll give you a nice place to stay, food is good. You don't have to do anything, just be joyful that's all. None of these tormentors are there. Just be joyful. 24 hours you leave them in the one room, you must see in how many ways they twist themselves out. When you are alone if you are miserable, you are obviously in bad company isn't it? So all the young people should do this to yourself. At least for three days, one week. I will provide you the atmosphere, otherwise you can walk into the Himalayas. But there there is no food and supply, you know you will have to go searching. I will provide you food, everything. Just come, spend some time. Not with any purpose, simply. If you sit alone for three days, no television, no book, no texting. Simply by yourself, let's see what happens. You must know the nature of who you are. You should not go on dodging yourself and one day you will explode into something. You must know what is the level of madness you are suffering. When I say madness, if your mind is out of your control, is that called madness in definition? Hello? If your mind does not take instructions from you, it's out of control, is that called madness? Just try. Just today, after this event, just go sit quietly in your room. Just see what all your mind does. You decide, don't tell anybody. You decide what is the level of madness you're going through.

June 11, 2021

3:07

Why you must engineer yourself

Transcript: We must understand this. Engineering means, essentially to make things happen the way we want it. That's engineering, isn't it? To engineer this building means what? We want it the way we want it. We could have sat under a tree, but we choose to build this building because we want to sit under something engineered the way we want it. As suitable for us. We have conditioned the place because we want...

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... the temperature in a certain way. All this we did, but is it not important that you engineer this the way you want it? Hello? Outside is air conditioned, inside is boiling, what's the point? I'm saying power is being wasted on you. In the last 100-150 years, with the advent of science and technology, we have more comforts and conveniences than any generation ever could imagine, isn't it? Yes or no? You have more comforts and conveniences than any generation could ever imagine, we are the most comfortable generation ever. Physically, materially. But can you say, are you the most peaceful generation? Joyful? Loving? No. Or can you even say you're the most intelligent generation? That'll be a wrong thing to say. Anybody who claims he's intelligent, amounts to foolishness, isn't it? Because the significance of intelligence is, it shows you how many loopholes are there in your intelligence. This means we have to engineer ourselves to fit in such a way. See a well-engineered machine means, least amount of friction, isn't it so? Yes? A well-engineered machine means what? Least amount of friction. Heavy friction means badly engineered, isn't it? Isn't that the understanding? So the fundamentals of yoga is this. The fundamentals of yoga is in the geometry of physical existence. If you understand the geometry of what this human mechanism is, the body is, the psychological structure is, the chemical processes are, the energy structures are, if you understand the geometry of this and become capable of observing the cosmic geometry. If these two things are well aligned, suddenly your life hits off like a magic. Your life is no more a miserable drag but it's magical simply because you have gotten the right geometry of things. Anything that is geometrically perfect will function absolutely smoothly and for a very long time. This is something that you must do to yourself when you're young. It doesn't matter what you want to do in your life. One thing must happen, your body and your brain should not come in your way. They must work for you. Yes or no? Hello?

Transcript: We must understand this. Engineering means, essentially to make things happen the way we want it. That's...

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... engineering, isn't it? To engineer this building means what? We want it the way we want it. We could have sat under a tree, but we choose to build this building because we want to sit under something engineered the way we want it. As suitable for us. We have conditioned the place because we want the temperature in a certain way. All this we did, but is it not important that you engineer this the way you want it? Hello? Outside is air conditioned, inside is boiling, what's the point? I'm saying power is being wasted on you. In the last 100-150 years, with the advent of science and technology, we have more comforts and conveniences than any generation ever could imagine, isn't it? Yes or no? You have more comforts and conveniences than any generation could ever imagine, we are the most comfortable generation ever. Physically, materially. But can you say, are you the most peaceful generation? Joyful? Loving? No. Or can you even say you're the most intelligent generation? That'll be a wrong thing to say. Anybody who claims he's intelligent, amounts to foolishness, isn't it? Because the significance of intelligence is, it shows you how many loopholes are there in your intelligence. This means we have to engineer ourselves to fit in such a way. See a well-engineered machine means, least amount of friction, isn't it so? Yes? A well-engineered machine means what? Least amount of friction. Heavy friction means badly engineered, isn't it? Isn't that the understanding? So the fundamentals of yoga is this. The fundamentals of yoga is in the geometry of physical existence. If you understand the geometry of what this human mechanism is, the body is, the psychological structure is, the chemical processes are, the energy structures are, if you understand the geometry of this and become capable of observing the cosmic geometry. If these two things are well aligned, suddenly your life hits off like a magic. Your life is no more a miserable drag but it's magical simply because you have gotten the right geometry of things. Anything that is geometrically perfect will function absolutely smoothly and for a very long time. This is something that you must do to yourself when you're young. It doesn't matter what you want to do in your life. One thing must happen, your body and your brain should not come in your way. They must work for you. Yes or no? Hello?

June 10, 2021

3:43

How does one feel just before dying?

Transcript: Right now there is no experience of life. Largely you're just a bundle of thought, emotion, ideas, opinions, and prejudices. Your psychological drama is being mistaken for life. You must see how people die. It's very important. If you watch people die, over 80% of the people on this planet, when the moment of death comes, there is no pain, there is not even fear but you will see bewilderment on their...

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... face. Like this they go. Because it's like you went to the cinema, you bought the ticket, went to the cinema. You sat there, during the trailer itself you fell asleep. And when they turn on the lights after the movie, you woke up. What! It's already over? This is how most people are dying. This is the most unfortunate way to die. Because before you open your account, it's over. Your own thought and emotion kept you so busy, you thought this is life. But when the moment of death comes, suddenly you know, the drama that you were turning on within you looks so real but the moment lights are going off, then you know this is not it. Your psychological drama. We can all sit in the same place and each one of us can have something different going in our minds right now. Yes or no? So obviously what's happening in your mind is your psychological reality, it's not existential. It has no existential basis. It is in this sense, people are telling you be in the moment. Because there is no basis to your psychological reality, you can make up whatever you want. Or in other words, your creation, your petty creation has become larger than the magnificent creation of the creator. So spiritual process means, you set this anomaly right. You understand your psychological reality is something that you're making up. I'm not saying you should not make it up, you can. But you must be able to switch it off when you don't want. The problem is it's just on 24 hours so it looks like that is the reality. It is not the reality, you're just making it up. Yes or no? The made up world has become larger than the real world. Just to correct this, is spiritual process. You understand what is real and what is made up. This means you are spiritual. If you can identify what is existentially true and what is not true, you will navigate navigate your way through life effortlessly, isn't it? If your mind, your body takes instructions from you, being peaceful and joyful is not even an issue. Is it an issue? If your body and mind is taking instructions from you, is it an issue? Is it even a consideration? Do you have to even bother about it? How to be peaceful, how to be joyful? There's no such thing. This is coming from a very unnatural situation because made up world has become larger than the real world. What's happening on your phone has become bigger than the cosmos, isn't it?

Transcript: Right now there is no experience of life. Largely you're just a bundle of thought, emotion, ideas, opinions,...

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... and prejudices. Your psychological drama is being mistaken for life. You must see how people die. It's very important. If you watch people die, over 80% of the people on this planet, when the moment of death comes, there is no pain, there is not even fear but you will see bewilderment on their face. Like this they go. Because it's like you went to the cinema, you bought the ticket, went to the cinema. You sat there, during the trailer itself you fell asleep. And when they turn on the lights after the movie, you woke up. What! It's already over? This is how most people are dying. This is the most unfortunate way to die. Because before you open your account, it's over. Your own thought and emotion kept you so busy, you thought this is life. But when the moment of death comes, suddenly you know, the drama that you were turning on within you looks so real but the moment lights are going off, then you know this is not it. Your psychological drama. We can all sit in the same place and each one of us can have something different going in our minds right now. Yes or no? So obviously what's happening in your mind is your psychological reality, it's not existential. It has no existential basis. It is in this sense, people are telling you be in the moment. Because there is no basis to your psychological reality, you can make up whatever you want. Or in other words, your creation, your petty creation has become larger than the magnificent creation of the creator. So spiritual process means, you set this anomaly right. You understand your psychological reality is something that you're making up. I'm not saying you should not make it up, you can. But you must be able to switch it off when you don't want. The problem is it's just on 24 hours so it looks like that is the reality. It is not the reality, you're just making it up. Yes or no? The made up world has become larger than the real world. Just to correct this, is spiritual process. You understand what is real and what is made up. This means you are spiritual. If you can identify what is existentially true and what is not true, you will navigate navigate your way through life effortlessly, isn't it? If your mind, your body takes instructions from you, being peaceful and joyful is not even an issue. Is it an issue? If your body and mind is taking instructions from you, is it an issue? Is it even a consideration? Do you have to even bother about it? How to be peaceful, how to be joyful? There's no such thing. This is coming from a very unnatural situation because made up world has become larger than the real world. What's happening on your phone has become bigger than the cosmos, isn't it?

June 9, 2021

3:55

Can I be on a spiritual path while living in the society?

Transcript: So we are always weaving philosophies as to how to cripple ourselves. Because a whole lot of people understand. They think spirituality is a certain kind of disability. Yes? Because if you say I'm spiritual, the first thing they'll ask you is what are all the things you don't do? Or cannot do? Spiritual process, if it's a disability, we must banish it isn't it? If spiritual process is a disability,...

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... we must ban it in this country or no? If it's an empowerment, then everybody must have it. If it's a disability, we must get rid of it. But unfortunately, it's been seen as a disability for a long time. To such an extent, all kinds of things. You know a few months ago, I was in Chennai. There was an important event and traffic in every city in India is becoming undrivable, you can't plan in how many minutes or hours you can reach from one place to another. There's no sense to it. It can go anyway. You may land up there in 15 minutes or you may take two hours. So I find I'm running out of time, I'm stuck in the road. Then I'll do some forceful driving. It's the way to drive in this country, okay? Forcefully. And this is in some hotel so I have somebody clear the security gate of the hotel and I drive in nearly 80-100 kilometers per hour into the portigo, stop and I get out of the car and I run in because I have a reputation that in the last 35 years, I have not been late to a single event in my life. So I don't want to break it today so I run in. Then after the event, this journalist comes and says, I saw you coming into the hotel, how you came. In ancient times yogis used to walk. You drive your own car. And I said, you idiot, in ancient times everybody was walking. Not just the yogi. Everyone was walking. You think others were driving cars? Everybody was walking, yogi also was walking. So we have these ideas that if you're spiritual, you must be incapable of living in this world. You must just talk about that la la land that you have not seen. Spirituality or spiritual process is the highest level of empowerment that a human being can have.

Transcript: So we are always weaving philosophies as to how to cripple ourselves. Because a whole lot of people understand....

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... They think spirituality is a certain kind of disability. Yes? Because if you say I'm spiritual, the first thing they'll ask you is what are all the things you don't do? Or cannot do? Spiritual process, if it's a disability, we must banish it isn't it? If spiritual process is a disability, we must ban it in this country or no? If it's an empowerment, then everybody must have it. If it's a disability, we must get rid of it. But unfortunately, it's been seen as a disability for a long time. To such an extent, all kinds of things. You know a few months ago, I was in Chennai. There was an important event and traffic in every city in India is becoming undrivable, you can't plan in how many minutes or hours you can reach from one place to another. There's no sense to it. It can go anyway. You may land up there in 15 minutes or you may take two hours. So I find I'm running out of time, I'm stuck in the road. Then I'll do some forceful driving. It's the way to drive in this country, okay? Forcefully. And this is in some hotel so I have somebody clear the security gate of the hotel and I drive in nearly 80-100 kilometers per hour into the portigo, stop and I get out of the car and I run in because I have a reputation that in the last 35 years, I have not been late to a single event in my life. So I don't want to break it today so I run in. Then after the event, this journalist comes and says, I saw you coming into the hotel, how you came. In ancient times yogis used to walk. You drive your own car. And I said, you idiot, in ancient times everybody was walking. Not just the yogi. Everyone was walking. You think others were driving cars? Everybody was walking, yogi also was walking. So we have these ideas that if you're spiritual, you must be incapable of living in this world. You must just talk about that la la land that you have not seen. Spirituality or spiritual process is the highest level of empowerment that a human being can have.

June 8, 2021

3:19

Do we really need to control our mind?

Transcript: This has happened because people have become capable of suffering something that happened 10 years ago. Yes? You can suffer something that happened 10 years ago and you can suffer what may happen day after tomorrow. Already. So you are not suffering life, you're just suffering your memory and imagination because it's gone berserk. Because you did not take charge of it. Or in other words, the greatest...

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... faculty of what makes us human has become the problem. The best thing we have here for ourselves, as human beings, is this cerebral capability. Otherwise, as a body, you are nothing much, you're really nothing much compared to a tiger, or an elephant, or so many other creatures. Yes or no? As a physical body you are nothing much compared to many creatures, isn't it so? But because we got this, we can remember our experience of life, from that we can create an imagination, from that we can create or manage to plan and manifest what we want in our lives. Now such a great faculty has become a problem for a lot of people. Because the only thing, the only and only thing, that they are suffering is life is not happening the way I think it should happen. Is there any other suffering? Is there any other suffering for a human being? It's not happening the way I think it should happen, that's all there is isn't it? Nobody has to tell you, be in the moment, because you cannot be anywhere else. Yes? You just cannot be anywhere else. Can you be? If you live, you live in this moment. If you die, you die in this moment isn't it so? So there is no danger that you may slip away from this moment. That I have to teach you, please be in this moment, don't go away. There is no way to go. There is no way to go. Try. No, no mentally I'm going. Mentally you're not going anywhere. Mentally you can create images of anything. Your mind is a drawing board on which you can write anything. You're in Pune, you can write Mumbai in your mind. Should I take away this capability from you? Should I take away? This is the most beautiful aspect of being human, isn't it? That we can be here but we can imagine that, that, and that, and even things that we have not seen. Yes or no?

Transcript: This has happened because people have become capable of suffering something that happened 10 years ago....

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... Yes? You can suffer something that happened 10 years ago and you can suffer what may happen day after tomorrow. Already. So you are not suffering life, you're just suffering your memory and imagination because it's gone berserk. Because you did not take charge of it. Or in other words, the greatest faculty of what makes us human has become the problem. The best thing we have here for ourselves, as human beings, is this cerebral capability. Otherwise, as a body, you are nothing much, you're really nothing much compared to a tiger, or an elephant, or so many other creatures. Yes or no? As a physical body you are nothing much compared to many creatures, isn't it so? But because we got this, we can remember our experience of life, from that we can create an imagination, from that we can create or manage to plan and manifest what we want in our lives. Now such a great faculty has become a problem for a lot of people. Because the only thing, the only and only thing, that they are suffering is life is not happening the way I think it should happen. Is there any other suffering? Is there any other suffering for a human being? It's not happening the way I think it should happen, that's all there is isn't it? Nobody has to tell you, be in the moment, because you cannot be anywhere else. Yes? You just cannot be anywhere else. Can you be? If you live, you live in this moment. If you die, you die in this moment isn't it so? So there is no danger that you may slip away from this moment. That I have to teach you, please be in this moment, don't go away. There is no way to go. There is no way to go. Try. No, no mentally I'm going. Mentally you're not going anywhere. Mentally you can create images of anything. Your mind is a drawing board on which you can write anything. You're in Pune, you can write Mumbai in your mind. Should I take away this capability from you? Should I take away? This is the most beautiful aspect of being human, isn't it? That we can be here but we can imagine that, that, and that, and even things that we have not seen. Yes or no?

June 7, 2021

3:24

Did you notice this today?

Transcript: Today morning sun came up on time. Hello? Now you're looking, okay so what? You're not understanding what I'm saying.You know this happened a little while ago. I was in the United States and we were to fly a helicopter. It was a nice day, weather-wise. So we decided to take off the doors of the helicopter and fly an open helicopter because the weather was good. Every aviator knows that for every...

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... thousand kilometers, I mean thousand meters that you rise, what is the temperature drop and what are the situations to expect. This is something that everybody knows. So based on that we took off. But after some time we hit a cold front. A cloud cover came and it became very, very cold. So cold that you couldn't really hold the controls properly. So we decided we'll come down. We were coming down, and just a casual discussion, okay tomorrow if sun doesn't come up, what will happen? So we're making a guess, maybe in six months this will happen, in three months that will happen, these kind of wild guesses. After I came down, I did a bit of research. And I found, if the sun disappears right now, in 18 hours time almost everything that you know as life will be gone. Except a few microbial life which is deep down in the earth, except that, almost everything that you know as life, human, animal, plant life will be totally gone. In 18 hours time. So I just now gave you a very great news but you just ignored and just stared at me. I said sun came up on time, you thought, okay what about it? I'm telling you again, sun came up on time. I want to hear appropriate noises. See. And planets are going around the sun perfectly well today. Planet is spinning on time. Everything in the universe is going perfectly well today. Entire cosmos, not a single accident. But one nasty little thought is crawling in your head and it's a bad day. Yes? Just one silly thought is going on in your head and it's a bad day. Everything is perfect in the cosmos. So what this means is your psychological reality has become larger than the existential reality. What's happening in your head has become bigger than the cosmos. This is a loss of perspective.

Transcript: Today morning sun came up on time. Hello? Now you're looking, okay so what? You're not understanding...

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... what I'm saying.You know this happened a little while ago. I was in the United States and we were to fly a helicopter. It was a nice day, weather-wise. So we decided to take off the doors of the helicopter and fly an open helicopter because the weather was good. Every aviator knows that for every thousand kilometers, I mean thousand meters that you rise, what is the temperature drop and what are the situations to expect. This is something that everybody knows. So based on that we took off. But after some time we hit a cold front. A cloud cover came and it became very, very cold. So cold that you couldn't really hold the controls properly. So we decided we'll come down. We were coming down, and just a casual discussion, okay tomorrow if sun doesn't come up, what will happen? So we're making a guess, maybe in six months this will happen, in three months that will happen, these kind of wild guesses. After I came down, I did a bit of research. And I found, if the sun disappears right now, in 18 hours time almost everything that you know as life will be gone. Except a few microbial life which is deep down in the earth, except that, almost everything that you know as life, human, animal, plant life will be totally gone. In 18 hours time. So I just now gave you a very great news but you just ignored and just stared at me. I said sun came up on time, you thought, okay what about it? I'm telling you again, sun came up on time. I want to hear appropriate noises. See. And planets are going around the sun perfectly well today. Planet is spinning on time. Everything in the universe is going perfectly well today. Entire cosmos, not a single accident. But one nasty little thought is crawling in your head and it's a bad day. Yes? Just one silly thought is going on in your head and it's a bad day. Everything is perfect in the cosmos. So what this means is your psychological reality has become larger than the existential reality. What's happening in your head has become bigger than the cosmos. This is a loss of perspective.

June 6, 2021

3:38

How to live in the moment?

Transcript: This is going on everywhere in the world. It's a big fad in the west, particularly United States and of course it's infected India a bit. Be in the moment. I'll ask you a simple question, be somewhere else and show me. Hello? Can you be somewhere else? But that's the reason why you have a mind. You can sit here and think about Mumbai. You can think about yesterday, you can think about tomorrow, you...

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... can think about what was 10 years ago, you can think about what is 10 years later. But you still live in the moment, isn't it? So essentially, what is being said is, do not think about yesterday, do not think about tomorrow. Just be with what is here right now. See, it took millions of years of evolution to get this much cerebral capability that we can vividly remember every experience of our life. And we have a fabulous sense of imagination, that we can project and create a tomorrow in our mind and make efforts to manifest that. Now the reason why somebody's telling you be in the moment is because for many people these two faculties of memory and imagination, which set us apart from every other creature on this planet, no other creature on this planet has as vivid a sense of memory and imagination as we have. It's taken millions of years of evolution to get us here. But now, because people don't know how to handle it, they're saying get rid of it. Don't remember yesterday, do not think about tomorrow, just be with what is here right now. In a way, we're talking about how to become an earthworm once again. Is it important to learn how we can put this memory and imagination to the highest possible usage? Or is it best to erase it so that you can simply be here with little peace, maybe peaceful? It's very easy to do this. If we take away half your brain, you will be very peaceful and always in the now. Yes? Is that what we are seeking is the question.

Transcript: This is going on everywhere in the world. It's a big fad in the west, particularly United States and...

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... of course it's infected India a bit. Be in the moment. I'll ask you a simple question, be somewhere else and show me. Hello? Can you be somewhere else? But that's the reason why you have a mind. You can sit here and think about Mumbai. You can think about yesterday, you can think about tomorrow, you can think about what was 10 years ago, you can think about what is 10 years later. But you still live in the moment, isn't it? So essentially, what is being said is, do not think about yesterday, do not think about tomorrow. Just be with what is here right now. See, it took millions of years of evolution to get this much cerebral capability that we can vividly remember every experience of our life. And we have a fabulous sense of imagination, that we can project and create a tomorrow in our mind and make efforts to manifest that. Now the reason why somebody's telling you be in the moment is because for many people these two faculties of memory and imagination, which set us apart from every other creature on this planet, no other creature on this planet has as vivid a sense of memory and imagination as we have. It's taken millions of years of evolution to get us here. But now, because people don't know how to handle it, they're saying get rid of it. Don't remember yesterday, do not think about tomorrow, just be with what is here right now. In a way, we're talking about how to become an earthworm once again. Is it important to learn how we can put this memory and imagination to the highest possible usage? Or is it best to erase it so that you can simply be here with little peace, maybe peaceful? It's very easy to do this. If we take away half your brain, you will be very peaceful and always in the now. Yes? Is that what we are seeking is the question.

June 5, 2021

3:38

How to minimize the negative impact of living in a city?

Transcript: Wherever you may be, whether you're in Mumbai or New York or London, wherever. Just look at the situation in which you're working. Maybe socially you've got used to those things. But look at the kind of atmosphere you're working in, the number of things that are happening. None of them are conducive for this life. You might have gotten adjusted to it. Maybe now you can't live out of those cities, that's...

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... another matter. But, the life that you are is not seeking that kind of atmosphere. So the number of variations that are happening within you, are not in your favour. Glandular disfunction is just one manifestation. A very highly calibrated function. Another dimension is, what's the disturbance that's happening within you? Your own psychological patterns. Another dimension of disturbance is, what kind of food is getting into you? There is no way you can eat anything today, which is not chemically infested. You're eating very organic food, little organic chemicals they're using. It's come to that place. It's very difficult to eat something that's just grown in the wild forest, you can pluck out something and eat. That's very, very little. Not even a small percentage of people are capable of eating that anymore. It's all from the market place. Well, you can't leave your city and go and live in the jungle. You can't leave the atmospheres and go away. At least you must equip yourself so that those things don't have too much impact on you. It'll anyway have impact, but how much is the question. How much impact? At least within your home, surround yourself with some plants. If there is no space, fill your room. This is going to have some freaky bedrooms. Open up half the roof. Oh but there's another floor above, Sadhguru. Okay, open up the damn walls so that some sunlight comes into you. Yes? Not everything is closed and just one air conditioner is going brrr all the time. This is one thing, the reverberations around you are freaking this body completely. All the time. Particularly when I'm outside the country, particularly in United States. Even in Europe it's a little better. In United States, all the time something is buzzing. Endlessly. When I come here, it's like. Just. Which makes you alive. Everything is buzzing, you're like. Most people are not conscious of it but it's happening to them. The very fact that they're sleeping 8 hours a day is just that. So if this has to happen, you can, I know you may look freaky, even I will think you're freaky. But you can bring some plant-life into the place where you sleep. When you walk, you must always be conscious of the life other than human life. Most people are not even conscious of human beings, so I'm reminding you. You must be conscious of everything that is alive. A tree, a plant, a blade of grass, a grasshopper hopping. And the people that you don't like are passing by.

Transcript: Wherever you may be, whether you're in Mumbai or New York or London, wherever. Just look at the situation...

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... in which you're working. Maybe socially you've got used to those things. But look at the kind of atmosphere you're working in, the number of things that are happening. None of them are conducive for this life. You might have gotten adjusted to it. Maybe now you can't live out of those cities, that's another matter. But, the life that you are is not seeking that kind of atmosphere. So the number of variations that are happening within you, are not in your favour. Glandular disfunction is just one manifestation. A very highly calibrated function. Another dimension is, what's the disturbance that's happening within you? Your own psychological patterns. Another dimension of disturbance is, what kind of food is getting into you? There is no way you can eat anything today, which is not chemically infested. You're eating very organic food, little organic chemicals they're using. It's come to that place. It's very difficult to eat something that's just grown in the wild forest, you can pluck out something and eat. That's very, very little. Not even a small percentage of people are capable of eating that anymore. It's all from the market place. Well, you can't leave your city and go and live in the jungle. You can't leave the atmospheres and go away. At least you must equip yourself so that those things don't have too much impact on you. It'll anyway have impact, but how much is the question. How much impact? At least within your home, surround yourself with some plants. If there is no space, fill your room. This is going to have some freaky bedrooms. Open up half the roof. Oh but there's another floor above, Sadhguru. Okay, open up the damn walls so that some sunlight comes into you. Yes? Not everything is closed and just one air conditioner is going brrr all the time. This is one thing, the reverberations around you are freaking this body completely. All the time. Particularly when I'm outside the country, particularly in United States. Even in Europe it's a little better. In United States, all the time something is buzzing. Endlessly. When I come here, it's like. Just. Which makes you alive. Everything is buzzing, you're like. Most people are not conscious of it but it's happening to them. The very fact that they're sleeping 8 hours a day is just that. So if this has to happen, you can, I know you may look freaky, even I will think you're freaky. But you can bring some plant-life into the place where you sleep. When you walk, you must always be conscious of the life other than human life. Most people are not even conscious of human beings, so I'm reminding you. You must be conscious of everything that is alive. A tree, a plant, a blade of grass, a grasshopper hopping. And the people that you don't like are passing by.

June 4, 2021

3:47

Why are Thyroid problems on the rise?

Transcript: Sadhguru, these days many people are diagnosed with thyroid problems, hyper or hypothyroidism. Even though we are consuming iodized salt, still thyroid problems are occurring. What is the cause of the increase in these problems? Stress related, like diabetes or hypertension? There's pretty, pretty widespread manifestation of thyroid imbalance. See we must understand this. What you're calling as thyroid,...

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... in yoga we don't look at the glands like that. But medically what you're calling as thyroid is that secretion within you which is trying to calibrate your system on a daily basis. It's just calibrating. How much digestion should happen, how much energy should be produced, how much fat should be produced, how much muscle should be built, everything. It's trying to calibrate your physical structure. Your physical structure is very closely related to your psychological structure. Today there is substantial evidence to show you that if you sit here and think of the mountain, your glandular function will happen in a certain way. If you think about a tiger, it will happen another way. You think about an ocean, it will happen another way. You think of a man or a woman, it will happen another way. Just a thought. Nothing. No contact with mountain, no contact with tiger, no contact with man, woman or ocean. Just a thought will fluctuate the glandular function. I'm saying that is how fine the system is that it is trying to calibrate everything to keep you in a good place. The thyroid, it's easily noticeable. The first thing your physiological and psychological parameters get thrown off a bit simply because disturbance. And another dimension is, what's the disturbance that's happening from within you? Your own psychological patterns. Another dimension of disturbance is, what kind of food is getting into you? There is no way you can eat anything today, which is not chemically infested. If you're eating very organic food, little organic chemicals they're using. It's come to that place. It's very difficult to eat something that's just grown in the wild forest, you can pluck out something and eat. That's very, very little not even a small percentage of people are capable of eating that anymore. It's all from the marketplace. One of the main reasons is, human beings are becoming less and less active as technology grows. In a day, on an average, average human being, how much activity, physical activity, they used to perform in the past, previous generations of people and how much physical activity all of us are performing right now is abysmally low. With such a low level of activity, keeping the balance in the system is difficult.

Transcript: Sadhguru, these days many people are diagnosed with thyroid problems, hyper or hypothyroidism. Even though...

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... we are consuming iodized salt, still thyroid problems are occurring. What is the cause of the increase in these problems? Stress related, like diabetes or hypertension? There's pretty, pretty widespread manifestation of thyroid imbalance. See we must understand this. What you're calling as thyroid, in yoga we don't look at the glands like that. But medically what you're calling as thyroid is that secretion within you which is trying to calibrate your system on a daily basis. It's just calibrating. How much digestion should happen, how much energy should be produced, how much fat should be produced, how much muscle should be built, everything. It's trying to calibrate your physical structure. Your physical structure is very closely related to your psychological structure. Today there is substantial evidence to show you that if you sit here and think of the mountain, your glandular function will happen in a certain way. If you think about a tiger, it will happen another way. You think about an ocean, it will happen another way. You think of a man or a woman, it will happen another way. Just a thought. Nothing. No contact with mountain, no contact with tiger, no contact with man, woman or ocean. Just a thought will fluctuate the glandular function. I'm saying that is how fine the system is that it is trying to calibrate everything to keep you in a good place. The thyroid, it's easily noticeable. The first thing your physiological and psychological parameters get thrown off a bit simply because disturbance. And another dimension is, what's the disturbance that's happening from within you? Your own psychological patterns. Another dimension of disturbance is, what kind of food is getting into you? There is no way you can eat anything today, which is not chemically infested. If you're eating very organic food, little organic chemicals they're using. It's come to that place. It's very difficult to eat something that's just grown in the wild forest, you can pluck out something and eat. That's very, very little not even a small percentage of people are capable of eating that anymore. It's all from the marketplace. One of the main reasons is, human beings are becoming less and less active as technology grows. In a day, on an average, average human being, how much activity, physical activity, they used to perform in the past, previous generations of people and how much physical activity all of us are performing right now is abysmally low. With such a low level of activity, keeping the balance in the system is difficult.

June 3, 2021

3:55

A heavenly joke!

Transcript: This happened. It's okay if I tell you a joke? I know it's a serious question, very spiritual. A husband and wife, who are over 70 years of age, were celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary. So they decided they will go through everything just the way it happened on the wedding day. So wedding got over, they went to the church where they got married, they came out of it at the same time, then, as...

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... they did on that day, they went to a romantic Italian movie. Then after that they went for a dinner in a particular restaurant, they had the same kind of food and the same kind of wine and they started driving. Then the wife said, John, what's happened with you? Do you remember 45 years ago, when we were driving, how passionately you kissed me? So he said, okay. Don't laugh, you don't know what is 45 years later. That's a different world, okay? So he tried to kiss her and unfortunately, 45 years later your body is not the same, and the cars are faster, and boom they went into the bridge. So they were at the gates of heaven. Then they got checked in together. And because both of them were golfers, they asked, is there a golf course in heaven? Saint Peter said, yes, the best! The best golf course you would have ever seen. So can we see? He said, fine. They saw, it was an immaculate course. They asked, can we tee of? Is there a tee time? Any time is tea time in heaven. Day or night. But we don't have our clubs. No problem, just for you, fitted for you, golden clubs. So the man teed off splitting the fairway straight and long. The lady walked up to the lady's tee and teed off, again straight. Then they were walking towards the ball for the second shot. Suddenly the husband became depressed, as it usually, many times happens to the husbands. She looked at him and said, John what's the problem? We're in heaven. We're on the best golf course. You had a great shot, I had a great shot. Why are you so depressed? He said, if it was not for your stupid health food, we could have come here long time ago. So this is the nature of human intellect because it gets only one face of everything. It is always thinking everything is a problem.

Transcript: This happened. It's okay if I tell you a joke? I know it's a serious question, very spiritual. A husband...

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... and wife, who are over 70 years of age, were celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary. So they decided they will go through everything just the way it happened on the wedding day. So wedding got over, they went to the church where they got married, they came out of it at the same time, then, as they did on that day, they went to a romantic Italian movie. Then after that they went for a dinner in a particular restaurant, they had the same kind of food and the same kind of wine and they started driving. Then the wife said, John, what's happened with you? Do you remember 45 years ago, when we were driving, how passionately you kissed me? So he said, okay. Don't laugh, you don't know what is 45 years later. That's a different world, okay? So he tried to kiss her and unfortunately, 45 years later your body is not the same, and the cars are faster, and boom they went into the bridge. So they were at the gates of heaven. Then they got checked in together. And because both of them were golfers, they asked, is there a golf course in heaven? Saint Peter said, yes, the best! The best golf course you would have ever seen. So can we see? He said, fine. They saw, it was an immaculate course. They asked, can we tee of? Is there a tee time? Any time is tea time in heaven. Day or night. But we don't have our clubs. No problem, just for you, fitted for you, golden clubs. So the man teed off splitting the fairway straight and long. The lady walked up to the lady's tee and teed off, again straight. Then they were walking towards the ball for the second shot. Suddenly the husband became depressed, as it usually, many times happens to the husbands. She looked at him and said, John what's the problem? We're in heaven. We're on the best golf course. You had a great shot, I had a great shot. Why are you so depressed? He said, if it was not for your stupid health food, we could have come here long time ago. So this is the nature of human intellect because it gets only one face of everything. It is always thinking everything is a problem.

June 2, 2021

3:29

How can I dissolve myself into you?

Transcript: Q: I read this in your book. So how can we dissolve ourselves into you? Sadhguru: I am not sulfuric acid. Let's understand this. What is dissolution? I don't know how you got this, that's not what has been said anywhere. It's a little off but let me correct that. See whether people are conscious of it or not conscious of it, every human being, knowingly or unknowingly,...

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... is seeking solutions to wherever they are. Isn't it so? Or in other words, the nature of human intelligence is such, that wherever you are there is a problem. So this is the nature of human intellect because it gets only one face of everything. It is always thinking everything is a problem. When you don't have a problem, you're dissolved. Please say this because you are not a problem, you're a possibility. So dissolution does not mean destruction. Dissolution means you broke the boundaries of your individuality because your individual existence is a myth that you have created. You are very much individual. You don't like the person who's sitting next to you right now, so don't breathe the air that they are breathing. Do one thing just close your nose like this, hold it like this for two minutes, you know that without communication you won't last for a moment. This is not just with respiration, this is with every particle in this body. Without being in communication with the entire existence, this cannot exist for a moment. So dissolution is not something that you have to do. If you drop the conclusions that you have made about yourself, this is already dissolved. Modern physics is telling you this, isn't it? You are already dissolve, you don't have to dissolve. It is just that you have a fancy idea in your head. To get that idea out is the spiritual process. Spiritual process is not a real process. Spiritual process is just helping you to distance yourself from your physiological and psychological process so that you see life just the way it is.

Transcript: Q: I read this in your book. So how can we dissolve ourselves into you? Sadhguru:...

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... I am not sulfuric acid. Let's understand this. What is dissolution? I don't know how you got this, that's not what has been said anywhere. It's a little off but let me correct that. See whether people are conscious of it or not conscious of it, every human being, knowingly or unknowingly, is seeking solutions to wherever they are. Isn't it so? Or in other words, the nature of human intelligence is such, that wherever you are there is a problem. So this is the nature of human intellect because it gets only one face of everything. It is always thinking everything is a problem. When you don't have a problem, you're dissolved. Please say this because you are not a problem, you're a possibility. So dissolution does not mean destruction. Dissolution means you broke the boundaries of your individuality because your individual existence is a myth that you have created. You are very much individual. You don't like the person who's sitting next to you right now, so don't breathe the air that they are breathing. Do one thing just close your nose like this, hold it like this for two minutes, you know that without communication you won't last for a moment. This is not just with respiration, this is with every particle in this body. Without being in communication with the entire existence, this cannot exist for a moment. So dissolution is not something that you have to do. If you drop the conclusions that you have made about yourself, this is already dissolved. Modern physics is telling you this, isn't it? You are already dissolve, you don't have to dissolve. It is just that you have a fancy idea in your head. To get that idea out is the spiritual process. Spiritual process is not a real process. Spiritual process is just helping you to distance yourself from your physiological and psychological process so that you see life just the way it is.

June 1, 2021

2:51

Why does Sadhguru wear a turban?

Transcript: If somebody reaches a state where his energies are really bursting out of his head, if you activate the two chakras which are above the physical body, if those two chakras become active in someone, then we will not shave. In fact, we would like to grow it and tie it up just above that so that it is protected and nurtured. If you don't have enough hair, we will use cloth. You think I'm bandaged or something?...

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... Just in my leg, but. So if there is not enough hair, then you have to use something else. But you will need that, otherwise there will be. Once the two chakras above the physical body are on, it's a phenomenal possibility but it also makes your physical body little fragile. It tends to draw more than it should and this is the reason a lot of yogis die before they're 35. Because once they attain to a certain level of energy, if they don't know all the different aspects of the body, if they do not understand the mechanics of how the human system functions, if you do not understand all the tricks of the creator. In how many ways he's made this so complex and sophisticated. Because sophistication is not just to make it complicated. Sophistication means there are more possibilities than simplistic machine. This is a highly sophisticated machine. So once the energies have topped off, then it needs to be protected. If you have thick long hair, that could be made use of, it's a natural garment. If you don't have or if you're afraid you will lose your hair, then you dreadlock it. You know the dreadlocks? You've seen in saadhu, sanyasis it can be done. I won't tell you how because if you start going around with dreadlocks, that will not be good. There is a way to get your hair into a dreadlock. So you do that. Or, if you don't have that much hair, then you use something else. Garment or a cloth comes in handy.

Transcript: If somebody reaches a state where his energies are really bursting out of his head, if you activate the...

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... two chakras which are above the physical body, if those two chakras become active in someone, then we will not shave. In fact, we would like to grow it and tie it up just above that so that it is protected and nurtured. If you don't have enough hair, we will use cloth. You think I'm bandaged or something? Just in my leg, but. So if there is not enough hair, then you have to use something else. But you will need that, otherwise there will be. Once the two chakras above the physical body are on, it's a phenomenal possibility but it also makes your physical body little fragile. It tends to draw more than it should and this is the reason a lot of yogis die before they're 35. Because once they attain to a certain level of energy, if they don't know all the different aspects of the body, if they do not understand the mechanics of how the human system functions, if you do not understand all the tricks of the creator. In how many ways he's made this so complex and sophisticated. Because sophistication is not just to make it complicated. Sophistication means there are more possibilities than simplistic machine. This is a highly sophisticated machine. So once the energies have topped off, then it needs to be protected. If you have thick long hair, that could be made use of, it's a natural garment. If you don't have or if you're afraid you will lose your hair, then you dreadlock it. You know the dreadlocks? You've seen in saadhu, sanyasis it can be done. I won't tell you how because if you start going around with dreadlocks, that will not be good. There is a way to get your hair into a dreadlock. So you do that. Or, if you don't have that much hair, then you use something else. Garment or a cloth comes in handy.

May 30, 2021

3:16

A simple method to experience the entire universe as a part of you

Transcript: We need to understand this. To simply sit here and to know, experientially, that this entire universe is actually a part of me, will not happen to most people. They'll hallucinate for a few moments after that they will get distracted by something. If you invest your life to create something, which got nothing to do with you and something to do with everything, then slowly it will seep into you, into...

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... every cell in your body, that everything is actually a part of you. To simply sit here and get it, we don't know, you may take many lifetimes. Most people won't get it. They may get one thought and tomorrow morning it'll be out. But if you invest your time, energy, and life into creating something which is not about you at all, then slowly it sinks into you. Every cell, every atom in the body will soak it up and make you understand that your life, the way you are is actually all-inclusive. Otherwise it's just a talk. A whole lot of people, it's become a fad in the world. I keep hearing this, particularly in United States. People say we love the universe, wow. That is the easiest bloody thing to do because it's not here. If you have to love somebody who's next to you right now, it takes life, it costs life you know. You may have to give something. If you have a mango in your hand, if you love somebody, you may have to give it away. But if you love the universe, you can eat the mango and love the universe. It's a wonderful trick. It's a very wonderful trick. It is like making all the offerings, jalebi, pakodi, this, that, everything to god, knowing well he will not eat. Of course you're the one who gets to eat it in the end. Knowing very well that you are the one who will get to eat it. Children wanting to eat jalebi is perfectly fine. God wanting to eat jalebi is not okay. Because there is a huge deception in god wanting to eat jalebi. Children want to eat jalebi, it's a simple desire.

Transcript: We need to understand this. To simply sit here and to know, experientially, that this entire universe...

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... is actually a part of me, will not happen to most people. They'll hallucinate for a few moments after that they will get distracted by something. If you invest your life to create something, which got nothing to do with you and something to do with everything, then slowly it will seep into you, into every cell in your body, that everything is actually a part of you. To simply sit here and get it, we don't know, you may take many lifetimes. Most people won't get it. They may get one thought and tomorrow morning it'll be out. But if you invest your time, energy, and life into creating something which is not about you at all, then slowly it sinks into you. Every cell, every atom in the body will soak it up and make you understand that your life, the way you are is actually all-inclusive. Otherwise it's just a talk. A whole lot of people, it's become a fad in the world. I keep hearing this, particularly in United States. People say we love the universe, wow. That is the easiest bloody thing to do because it's not here. If you have to love somebody who's next to you right now, it takes life, it costs life you know. You may have to give something. If you have a mango in your hand, if you love somebody, you may have to give it away. But if you love the universe, you can eat the mango and love the universe. It's a wonderful trick. It's a very wonderful trick. It is like making all the offerings, jalebi, pakodi, this, that, everything to god, knowing well he will not eat. Of course you're the one who gets to eat it in the end. Knowing very well that you are the one who will get to eat it. Children wanting to eat jalebi is perfectly fine. God wanting to eat jalebi is not okay. Because there is a huge deception in god wanting to eat jalebi. Children want to eat jalebi, it's a simple desire.

May 30, 2021

3:29

The benefits and dangers of shaving your head

Transcript: If you prune this tree today, the tree will focus its energy towards the area that's been pruned. And you will see, suppose you prune this part of the tree and don't ruin that, you will see in this part of the tree, the number of leaves that will come out in the next 15 days or a month is much, much more than in the other part of the tree. Have you noticed this? Yes or no? Because now that this is...

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... pruned, the tree directs its energy in that direction. The others, it will leave and direct this way because here the leaf must come back. The same happens in your body. If you suddenly remove this hair, then you will see the energies will move in that direction. So people who are doing certain type of sadhana, want that to happen. So people don't just shave their head whenever they feel like it. On the darkest night of the month, which is called the shivaratri, the fourteenth day of the moon's faces, one day before amavasya. On that day they shave because on that day, and the amavasya day, and the next day, when energies are, naturally there is an upsurge of energy in the human system, we want to accelerate that a little more. So on that day it is taken off. Because there is sadhana attached to that. If there is no sadhana, it won't make much of a difference. Some of you may know that, particularly ladies who have never shaved their head in their life, suddenly one day if they go and shave their hair, they will become mentally imbalanced. Because excessive energy in the direction, they are not able to handle. If already there is a small imbalance, it will exaggerate itself. Because there is an excess energy moment in that direction. But if it's calibrated properly and there is a necessary sadhana to support it, it works to your benefit. The nature of the body is such, the volume of energy that one neuron consumes in the body, in the in the brain, is many, many, many fold more than what one cell in the body consumes. So in terms of the physical structure, how the energy consumption is distributed. You can see this yourself, if somebody worries about something, they will lose weight. The best ways to lose weight is worry about something. You know that, isn't it? Yes or no? Because more activity means, more stressful activity in the brain means, it'll consume a lot of energy and it will bring down the body's weight.

Transcript: If you prune this tree today, the tree will focus its energy towards the area that's been pruned. And...

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... you will see, suppose you prune this part of the tree and don't ruin that, you will see in this part of the tree, the number of leaves that will come out in the next 15 days or a month is much, much more than in the other part of the tree. Have you noticed this? Yes or no? Because now that this is pruned, the tree directs its energy in that direction. The others, it will leave and direct this way because here the leaf must come back. The same happens in your body. If you suddenly remove this hair, then you will see the energies will move in that direction. So people who are doing certain type of sadhana, want that to happen. So people don't just shave their head whenever they feel like it. On the darkest night of the month, which is called the shivaratri, the fourteenth day of the moon's faces, one day before amavasya. On that day they shave because on that day, and the amavasya day, and the next day, when energies are, naturally there is an upsurge of energy in the human system, we want to accelerate that a little more. So on that day it is taken off. Because there is sadhana attached to that. If there is no sadhana, it won't make much of a difference. Some of you may know that, particularly ladies who have never shaved their head in their life, suddenly one day if they go and shave their hair, they will become mentally imbalanced. Because excessive energy in the direction, they are not able to handle. If already there is a small imbalance, it will exaggerate itself. Because there is an excess energy moment in that direction. But if it's calibrated properly and there is a necessary sadhana to support it, it works to your benefit. The nature of the body is such, the volume of energy that one neuron consumes in the body, in the in the brain, is many, many, many fold more than what one cell in the body consumes. So in terms of the physical structure, how the energy consumption is distributed. You can see this yourself, if somebody worries about something, they will lose weight. The best ways to lose weight is worry about something. You know that, isn't it? Yes or no? Because more activity means, more stressful activity in the brain means, it'll consume a lot of energy and it will bring down the body's weight.

May 29, 2021

3:24

Who keeps the accounts of karma – where are they kept?

Transcript: So karma is not about punishment and reward. Karma is not a book written somewhere, some ledger that somebody is looking at and punishing you or rewarding you. This gift culture from heaven must go because for all the things that you do very easily, you can pass this off as god's will. Many terrible things men have done, have always been passed off as divine will, all right? So it's very important...

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... that we move people from religious beliefs to a responsible existence here because this is a brief life. If we want to make something out of this, this must be our making. This is our karma. This is what karma means. Karma means, when I say my life is my karma, it means that my life is my making. If I am doing well, it's me. If I'm not doing well, it's me. If I have a fantastic experience here, it's me. If I have a miserable experience, it's me. This much straightness of life everybody must get, that you're straight enough to admit that both your success and failure, your joy and misery, especially the inner things of joy and misery, peacefulness and turmoil, these things are 100% your making. This is what karma means. Karma is not a ledger up there. This body, this mind, this energy, is our ledger. Here it is and it plays out in so many ways. Internally, in terms of human experience, how joyful you are, how peaceful you are, how loving you are, how wonderful is your experience of life, this is entirely your karma. Because the pleasantness of the body, the pleasantness of the mind, the pleasantness of our life energies and our emotions, are 100% in our hands. Human experience happens from within. That means it's entirely our karma. We can make it the way we want. If we make our human experience very pleasant on all these four levels, in body we're healthy and exuberant, in mind we are peaceful and joyful, in emotion we are loving and compassionate, in our life energies we are blissful and edging on ecstasy. Now outside situations will not determine the nature of our experience. Outside situations, we can strive to improve, we can try strive to change. But as I said, in the outside situation there are many pieces, all those pieces don't belong to us. We also are one piece depending upon one skill, intelligence, capability and willingness to strive. That piece can be enhanced but it is never 100% yours or mine, the outside situation. It is also the times in which we exist which determines what kind of situations we are in. But human experience is entirely our karma and we must take charge of that first. If we take charge of this, our ability to create external situations also the way we want it, is greatly, greatly enhanced.

Transcript: So karma is not about punishment and reward. Karma is not a book written somewhere, some ledger that...

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... somebody is looking at and punishing you or rewarding you. This gift culture from heaven must go because for all the things that you do very easily, you can pass this off as god's will. Many terrible things men have done, have always been passed off as divine will, all right? So it's very important that we move people from religious beliefs to a responsible existence here because this is a brief life. If we want to make something out of this, this must be our making. This is our karma. This is what karma means. Karma means, when I say my life is my karma, it means that my life is my making. If I am doing well, it's me. If I'm not doing well, it's me. If I have a fantastic experience here, it's me. If I have a miserable experience, it's me. This much straightness of life everybody must get, that you're straight enough to admit that both your success and failure, your joy and misery, especially the inner things of joy and misery, peacefulness and turmoil, these things are 100% your making. This is what karma means. Karma is not a ledger up there. This body, this mind, this energy, is our ledger. Here it is and it plays out in so many ways. Internally, in terms of human experience, how joyful you are, how peaceful you are, how loving you are, how wonderful is your experience of life, this is entirely your karma. Because the pleasantness of the body, the pleasantness of the mind, the pleasantness of our life energies and our emotions, are 100% in our hands. Human experience happens from within. That means it's entirely our karma. We can make it the way we want. If we make our human experience very pleasant on all these four levels, in body we're healthy and exuberant, in mind we are peaceful and joyful, in emotion we are loving and compassionate, in our life energies we are blissful and edging on ecstasy. Now outside situations will not determine the nature of our experience. Outside situations, we can strive to improve, we can try strive to change. But as I said, in the outside situation there are many pieces, all those pieces don't belong to us. We also are one piece depending upon one skill, intelligence, capability and willingness to strive. That piece can be enhanced but it is never 100% yours or mine, the outside situation. It is also the times in which we exist which determines what kind of situations we are in. But human experience is entirely our karma and we must take charge of that first. If we take charge of this, our ability to create external situations also the way we want it, is greatly, greatly enhanced.

May 28, 2021

3:37

How does synchronicity happen in people who are close to each other?

Transcript: If there are two people close to each other, let's say there are two people who love each other. Now, it may so happen, at a given moment if one person is thinking of a certain thought the other person is also thinking of the same thought. See one person is picking a number which is three, the other person is also picking number three because certain cohesiveness can easily happen with life. Not only...

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... with human beings, it can even happen with other creatures. It can happen with trees, it can happen with other animals. Among trees and animals also this is very much there, much more than human beings. It is very little among human beings because there is too much of intellectual thought in the human being. In the other animals, there is not so much thought so their synchronicity is way better than that of human beings. Because they experience life chemically, or by smell. So because of that there is a much more cohesive synchronicity among other creatures. For example, if a group of wild elephants come and start grazing on a particular species of trees. Within 20 minutes, all the other trees in that region belonging to that species, their leaf will go bitter and they'll turn mildly poisonous. Because they've communicated, we're being eaten up, you do something. They will all turn bitter. The elephants know about it. So because the elephants know about it, they will graze quickly in one place and then they will not even bother to graze the next tree and the next tree because they know they would have turned bitter and they will go far away and again start eating. So, even among trees, there is such synchronicity. If human beings hit a pitch among themselves, good for them. But don't give too much significance to it because then you will start imagining a whole lot of things, which are unnecessary. But is their synchronicity with life? Of course. Otherwise so many things wouldn't happen. There are lots of studies which clearly show this. And in the yogic system we call this Samskriti. What Samskriti means is, there is something called as, you know, learning because of the atmosphere. You're not being actually taught anything. Just because a certain family has certain skills, even the children born in that family just, almost like they're born with those skills, they just adapt. It is just in the air somewhere, the skill. They just pick it up. They have made studies of various people and animals, mice. They have noticed that this is possible that learning can just happen out of contact. So there is synchronicity with life otherwise life would not exist. But it should not be overdone in our minds, that's all.

Transcript: If there are two people close to each other, let's say there are two people who love each other. Now,...

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... it may so happen, at a given moment if one person is thinking of a certain thought the other person is also thinking of the same thought. See one person is picking a number which is three, the other person is also picking number three because certain cohesiveness can easily happen with life. Not only with human beings, it can even happen with other creatures. It can happen with trees, it can happen with other animals. Among trees and animals also this is very much there, much more than human beings. It is very little among human beings because there is too much of intellectual thought in the human being. In the other animals, there is not so much thought so their synchronicity is way better than that of human beings. Because they experience life chemically, or by smell. So because of that there is a much more cohesive synchronicity among other creatures. For example, if a group of wild elephants come and start grazing on a particular species of trees. Within 20 minutes, all the other trees in that region belonging to that species, their leaf will go bitter and they'll turn mildly poisonous. Because they've communicated, we're being eaten up, you do something. They will all turn bitter. The elephants know about it. So because the elephants know about it, they will graze quickly in one place and then they will not even bother to graze the next tree and the next tree because they know they would have turned bitter and they will go far away and again start eating. So, even among trees, there is such synchronicity. If human beings hit a pitch among themselves, good for them. But don't give too much significance to it because then you will start imagining a whole lot of things, which are unnecessary. But is their synchronicity with life? Of course. Otherwise so many things wouldn't happen. There are lots of studies which clearly show this. And in the yogic system we call this Samskriti. What Samskriti means is, there is something called as, you know, learning because of the atmosphere. You're not being actually taught anything. Just because a certain family has certain skills, even the children born in that family just, almost like they're born with those skills, they just adapt. It is just in the air somewhere, the skill. They just pick it up. They have made studies of various people and animals, mice. They have noticed that this is possible that learning can just happen out of contact. So there is synchronicity with life otherwise life would not exist. But it should not be overdone in our minds, that's all.

May 27, 2021

3:09

This is the key to knowing the ultimate reality

Transcript: You're living in a certain prison. Let's say, there's a fort around you. Initially, if the wall is big enough, it all seems to be okay. Yes? Let's say this is a 50 acre land, big wall. You lived in this only all the time. You felt quite all right. But then, suddenly you see up and the birds seem to be going beyond 50 acres. The wind seems to be blowing beyond 50 acres. There is something within you...

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... which gets into the madness. People around you pretend to be sane, they all tell you stop that nonsense, just do what you have to do here. Don't have such fancy dreams, you know. Aren't they telling you? The so-called worldly wise people, they're always telling you. But you cannot suppress this. If you suppress this, you will suffer. If it doesn't find expression, you will suffer. But if it seeks expression, you'll suffer even more. A seeker suffers much more than others because now he knows the pain of ignorance. Most people in the world do not know the pain of ignorance. If you do not know the pain of ignorance, you have no real longing within you, isn't it? You are the kind, if you eat a pizza you are happy. I'm not saying you should not enjoy your pizza. It's just that if you eat a pizza, you think life is fulfilled. Now you still don't know the pain of ignorance. You think by eating, sleeping, or indulging in this pleasure or that pleasure, life is complete. You still do not know the pain of ignorance. The pain of ignorance should tear you apart. Then the longing to know becomes intense. If the longing to know becomes intense, it is just one moment. The reason why it seems to be so far away is simply because the necessary longing has not come. It is just off and on longing. Accordingly, off and on experience. If the longing becomes so intense that, till I know I cannot sleep, I cannot eat, I cannot breathe. If it becomes like that, just in one moment you will know. Because what you are seeking is not sitting on the mountain or floating on the clouds. It is within you. You know Jesus told you, though he did his initial marketing about taking you to kingdom of god, the moment enough people gathered, he turned around and said kingdom of god is within you. If kingdom of god is somewhere, I don't care to go there, it's okay. If it's within you and you missed it, that's tragedy, isn't it? Isn't it so? If it is somewhere up in the heaven, I don't want to go there, I'm happy in Ohio. That's different. But if it's within you and you missed it, that's true tragedy isn't it? Right now that's the tragedy. It's right here and people are missing it.

Transcript: You're living in a certain prison. Let's say, there's a fort around you. Initially, if the wall is big...

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... enough, it all seems to be okay. Yes? Let's say this is a 50 acre land, big wall. You lived in this only all the time. You felt quite all right. But then, suddenly you see up and the birds seem to be going beyond 50 acres. The wind seems to be blowing beyond 50 acres. There is something within you which gets into the madness. People around you pretend to be sane, they all tell you stop that nonsense, just do what you have to do here. Don't have such fancy dreams, you know. Aren't they telling you? The so-called worldly wise people, they're always telling you. But you cannot suppress this. If you suppress this, you will suffer. If it doesn't find expression, you will suffer. But if it seeks expression, you'll suffer even more. A seeker suffers much more than others because now he knows the pain of ignorance. Most people in the world do not know the pain of ignorance. If you do not know the pain of ignorance, you have no real longing within you, isn't it? You are the kind, if you eat a pizza you are happy. I'm not saying you should not enjoy your pizza. It's just that if you eat a pizza, you think life is fulfilled. Now you still don't know the pain of ignorance. You think by eating, sleeping, or indulging in this pleasure or that pleasure, life is complete. You still do not know the pain of ignorance. The pain of ignorance should tear you apart. Then the longing to know becomes intense. If the longing to know becomes intense, it is just one moment. The reason why it seems to be so far away is simply because the necessary longing has not come. It is just off and on longing. Accordingly, off and on experience. If the longing becomes so intense that, till I know I cannot sleep, I cannot eat, I cannot breathe. If it becomes like that, just in one moment you will know. Because what you are seeking is not sitting on the mountain or floating on the clouds. It is within you. You know Jesus told you, though he did his initial marketing about taking you to kingdom of god, the moment enough people gathered, he turned around and said kingdom of god is within you. If kingdom of god is somewhere, I don't care to go there, it's okay. If it's within you and you missed it, that's tragedy, isn't it? Isn't it so? If it is somewhere up in the heaven, I don't want to go there, I'm happy in Ohio. That's different. But if it's within you and you missed it, that's true tragedy isn't it? Right now that's the tragedy. It's right here and people are missing it.

May 26, 2021

3:35

Can I have two Gurus?

Transcript: This question is from Richa. Can a disciple have two masters? In case one is initiated by two spiritual masters, is it advised to stick to one way and one master? Or practice what is taught by both of them? If I follow one master, then does it mean that I am being disrespectful to the other one, who chose to initiate me on the path? Well, being with a guru or a spiritual master is not a question of...

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... loyalty. But it's a question of integrity. What is the difference between loyalty and integrity? Loyalty is coming from certain emotions that you have. Integrity means that you are dedicated to the purpose for which you are there. Any place. You are in some place, what is the purpose of that place? You are absolutely dedicated to that, you will not do something else there. Loyalty is a different thing. Loyalty is not needed in this affair. So, whoever you are, if you are here and you've gone somewhere and you're struggling, please don't struggle, just dump me. And wherever you are, just do that. Because the very fact you've gone somewhere is in some way, for whatever reason, it did not work here. So you go on somewhere. At least there you do well, as long as you grow. What's my problem? Or if you were somewhere and now you're here and you're struggling here, dump the nonsense that you carried from elsewhere and do what you require to do here. Because this is like, you know, coconut gardens and mango gardens. You don't go into a coconut grove, take one of these trees and plant it on top of the mountain. It won't last for a month. That's not where it works. It can only work here. Nor will you take a mango tree and plant it in a desert. Not going to work. So the very fact you move from one place to other, either by your own choice, or some other compulsion, or maybe that master is dead, or I'm dead, when it happens. Well once you find the need to go somewhere, give yourself absolutely there, wherever that is. Because you can't be in this place and dig in that place, it doesn't work like that. Does it mean you're disrespectful to somebody? No.

Transcript: This question is from Richa. Can a disciple have two masters? In case one is initiated by two spiritual...

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... masters, is it advised to stick to one way and one master? Or practice what is taught by both of them? If I follow one master, then does it mean that I am being disrespectful to the other one, who chose to initiate me on the path? Well, being with a guru or a spiritual master is not a question of loyalty. But it's a question of integrity. What is the difference between loyalty and integrity? Loyalty is coming from certain emotions that you have. Integrity means that you are dedicated to the purpose for which you are there. Any place. You are in some place, what is the purpose of that place? You are absolutely dedicated to that, you will not do something else there. Loyalty is a different thing. Loyalty is not needed in this affair. So, whoever you are, if you are here and you've gone somewhere and you're struggling, please don't struggle, just dump me. And wherever you are, just do that. Because the very fact you've gone somewhere is in some way, for whatever reason, it did not work here. So you go on somewhere. At least there you do well, as long as you grow. What's my problem? Or if you were somewhere and now you're here and you're struggling here, dump the nonsense that you carried from elsewhere and do what you require to do here. Because this is like, you know, coconut gardens and mango gardens. You don't go into a coconut grove, take one of these trees and plant it on top of the mountain. It won't last for a month. That's not where it works. It can only work here. Nor will you take a mango tree and plant it in a desert. Not going to work. So the very fact you move from one place to other, either by your own choice, or some other compulsion, or maybe that master is dead, or I'm dead, when it happens. Well once you find the need to go somewhere, give yourself absolutely there, wherever that is. Because you can't be in this place and dig in that place, it doesn't work like that. Does it mean you're disrespectful to somebody? No.

May 25, 2021

3:28

Did you know – Your mind records everything – even in sleep

Transcript: See, you may be sleeping. There are many experiments like this, I won't go into the detail. Even when you're sleeping, you're fast asleep you don't know. I will speak in a language that you do not know, one or ten sentences. Actually we can hypnotize you. After many months or years, we can make you say those sentences in a language that you do not know. You perceive it at a time when you are fast asleep,...

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... it is possible to do that. So I am saying if you walk from this place to that place, there may be 25 different kinds of smells. You may not notice it consciously, only if it's very acute either it is very bad or very good, you may notice it. Otherwise you don't notice it. But, in the sensory system all that is recorded. So without knowing why, without actually mentally or intellectually articulating it, you just don't like to go to certain places. Maybe it's the smell, maybe it's the vision, maybe it's the sounds, maybe it's just the energy there. Whatever it is, your four dimensions of karma - physical, mental, emotional, and energetic karma - is always building an elaborate and spectacular web for you. This web is not to trap you. This web is to make life automatic. So that many things you don't have to think, just like that you can do it because it's in your karmic memory. But unfortunately, because people are getting so identified with many things that they do and they start choosing what is good and what is bad. The moment you say this is good, you will develop certain affinity for it. The moment you say this is bad, you will develop certain aversion for it. Both in affinity and aversion, you will get stuck. Now you built an elaborate web but you got stuck in your own web, this is the fate of karma for most people. Karma is the most dynamic way to exist. It simply, literally means you are the maker of your life. For you to be the maker of your life, without your neurological system functioning to your commands, you will never be the maker of your life. You will always be an accidental life. So if you move away from being an accidental life, the people who are experiencing unnecessary levels of anxiety and fear and things on a daily basis. A whole lot of medical professionals are going about saying, these are normal things, you're anxious it's normal. Even I am also anxious. This is not the way to make a human being. A human being is capable of being above this. We are considered as human beings. We did not use the word being for any other creature. We don't call an elephant an elephant being, a tiger a tiger being, an ant an ant being or something like this. We only called humans as beings because you are capable of being. That means, you are capable of conscious existence. That means you are capable of using every faculty that you have the way you want, not in reaction to what happens around you, but by conscious response.

Transcript: See, you may be sleeping. There are many experiments like this, I won't go into the detail. Even when...

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... you're sleeping, you're fast asleep you don't know. I will speak in a language that you do not know, one or ten sentences. Actually we can hypnotize you. After many months or years, we can make you say those sentences in a language that you do not know. You perceive it at a time when you are fast asleep, it is possible to do that. So I am saying if you walk from this place to that place, there may be 25 different kinds of smells. You may not notice it consciously, only if it's very acute either it is very bad or very good, you may notice it. Otherwise you don't notice it. But, in the sensory system all that is recorded. So without knowing why, without actually mentally or intellectually articulating it, you just don't like to go to certain places. Maybe it's the smell, maybe it's the vision, maybe it's the sounds, maybe it's just the energy there. Whatever it is, your four dimensions of karma - physical, mental, emotional, and energetic karma - is always building an elaborate and spectacular web for you. This web is not to trap you. This web is to make life automatic. So that many things you don't have to think, just like that you can do it because it's in your karmic memory. But unfortunately, because people are getting so identified with many things that they do and they start choosing what is good and what is bad. The moment you say this is good, you will develop certain affinity for it. The moment you say this is bad, you will develop certain aversion for it. Both in affinity and aversion, you will get stuck. Now you built an elaborate web but you got stuck in your own web, this is the fate of karma for most people. Karma is the most dynamic way to exist. It simply, literally means you are the maker of your life. For you to be the maker of your life, without your neurological system functioning to your commands, you will never be the maker of your life. You will always be an accidental life. So if you move away from being an accidental life, the people who are experiencing unnecessary levels of anxiety and fear and things on a daily basis. A whole lot of medical professionals are going about saying, these are normal things, you're anxious it's normal. Even I am also anxious. This is not the way to make a human being. A human being is capable of being above this. We are considered as human beings. We did not use the word being for any other creature. We don't call an elephant an elephant being, a tiger a tiger being, an ant an ant being or something like this. We only called humans as beings because you are capable of being. That means, you are capable of conscious existence. That means you are capable of using every faculty that you have the way you want, not in reaction to what happens around you, but by conscious response.

May 24, 2021

3:21

The scientific reason to be a vegetarian

Transcript: Food is not to be made into a philosophy or a kind of a religious process. Food is the requirement of the body. If we watch the body, with what sort of food the body is most happy. Body is most at ease. You will naturally notice vegetarian, or plant-based food, body is most comfortable and is at ease. It is flexible, it is at ease. It has les to process on a daily basis. So naturally, those who observed...

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... the nature of their own bodies, naturally became vegetarian. When survival was a question, hunting and eating whatever you kill was a natural process. But once society has settled down, they could grow what they want. As they observed themselves more and more, and life became not about survival but about enhancing one's life to higher levels of perception and experience, then turning vegetarian will naturally become, it's a natural process. It's bound to happen everywhere. If you just want to be all beefy brawn, then you can eat lot of meat and just grow muscles and fight with each other. But if you're looking at how to become sensitive to life, how to become perceptive, how to be able to perceive things beyond what is considered normal perception, then what you put into the system becomes very important. So what is it that passes through the system with least amount of resistance, with least amount of, you know, struggle in the body. So to put this into perspective, let me put it this way. See if you eat raw meat, for example, in the human system compared to carnivorous animals. In all the carnivorous animals, the length of the elementary canal is only three times the length of its body, approximately. In all the herbivores, the length of the elementary canal is five to six times the length of the body. So in a human being it could be anywhere between 24-28 or 30 feet, which is nearly five to six times the length of our body, approximately. In this kind of elementary canal if you put meat, it will travel through this very, very slowly. Approximately, raw meat would take 70-72 hours to pass through the system. If you put cooked meat, it will take 50-52 hours to pass through the system. If you put cooked vegetable meals, it will take anywhere between 24-30 hours to pass through the system. If you put raw vegetables into the system, it will take 12-15 hours to pass through the system. If you put fruit into the system, it will take 1.5-3 hours to pass through the system. So we started recognizing, what is that food which happens in the body with least amount of residue, least amount of impurities and passes through the system very quickly. Because in yoga this is an important thing. We all manage this even now. If we eat anything, within 2.5 hours we must be hungry, or stomach must be empty. But we won't eat. Stomach is empty but we're energetic so we don't eat. So generally, here in the yoga center, everybody does only two meals. One 10 in the morning, 7 in the evening. That's it. I do only one meal most of the days. If I'm traveling, I may do something else a little bit. But otherwise, generally if I'm home, I do only one meal.

Transcript: Food is not to be made into a philosophy or a kind of a religious process. Food is the requirement of...

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... the body. If we watch the body, with what sort of food the body is most happy. Body is most at ease. You will naturally notice vegetarian, or plant-based food, body is most comfortable and is at ease. It is flexible, it is at ease. It has les to process on a daily basis. So naturally, those who observed the nature of their own bodies, naturally became vegetarian. When survival was a question, hunting and eating whatever you kill was a natural process. But once society has settled down, they could grow what they want. As they observed themselves more and more, and life became not about survival but about enhancing one's life to higher levels of perception and experience, then turning vegetarian will naturally become, it's a natural process. It's bound to happen everywhere. If you just want to be all beefy brawn, then you can eat lot of meat and just grow muscles and fight with each other. But if you're looking at how to become sensitive to life, how to become perceptive, how to be able to perceive things beyond what is considered normal perception, then what you put into the system becomes very important. So what is it that passes through the system with least amount of resistance, with least amount of, you know, struggle in the body. So to put this into perspective, let me put it this way. See if you eat raw meat, for example, in the human system compared to carnivorous animals. In all the carnivorous animals, the length of the elementary canal is only three times the length of its body, approximately. In all the herbivores, the length of the elementary canal is five to six times the length of the body. So in a human being it could be anywhere between 24-28 or 30 feet, which is nearly five to six times the length of our body, approximately. In this kind of elementary canal if you put meat, it will travel through this very, very slowly. Approximately, raw meat would take 70-72 hours to pass through the system. If you put cooked meat, it will take 50-52 hours to pass through the system. If you put cooked vegetable meals, it will take anywhere between 24-30 hours to pass through the system. If you put raw vegetables into the system, it will take 12-15 hours to pass through the system. If you put fruit into the system, it will take 1.5-3 hours to pass through the system. So we started recognizing, what is that food which happens in the body with least amount of residue, least amount of impurities and passes through the system very quickly. Because in yoga this is an important thing. We all manage this even now. If we eat anything, within 2.5 hours we must be hungry, or stomach must be empty. But we won't eat. Stomach is empty but we're energetic so we don't eat. So generally, here in the yoga center, everybody does only two meals. One 10 in the morning, 7 in the evening. That's it. I do only one meal most of the days. If I'm traveling, I may do something else a little bit. But otherwise, generally if I'm home, I do only one meal.

May 23, 2021

3:38

Your Karma changes when you turn 21

Transcript: Well, the genetic memory has a certain level of significance till you're 21 years of age. At 21 years of age, something very fundamental changes in the system. That, the genetic memory becomes less dominant. It just starts playing minimal role. Many, many parents are surprised, how the children who are so attached to them just some time ago, suddenly they crossed 21 years of age, suddenly they cannot...

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... relate the same way with their parents simply because their genetic memory becomes at a lower scale of function once 21 years of age is over. This is nature's way of building up a kind of a safety mechanism for our growth because a human child doesn't come like other animals. The other animals, 90% of what they should be is already fixed by their genetics. Only 10% of evolution in their lifetime. That too they can either exploit it or not. But with a human being, only 10% is fixed, 90% is left to individual human being. Because of this, the early stage of development for a human child is much more fragile, needs much more atmosphere, needs much more nurture, because 90% has to be created. Only 10% is already there as a standard. So by 21 years of age, your genetic influence would have come down significantly unless you're very unnaturally attached to your parentage. Either because they have too much wealth, or because they are very dominant, or because you admire them too much. Whatever. Otherwise the genetic influence will come down naturally. So after that the karmic influence is a much bigger influence than the genetic influence. When we say karmic influence, we should not, because there is this wrong perception that karma means, it is only talking about something that comes from elsewhere, elsewhere from another life or whatever. It's not like that. From this morning, from the time you got up to this moment, your body is doing its own physical karma. Mind is doing its mental karma. Emotion is doing its emotional karma. Energy is doing its energetic karma. Every moment, in wakefulness and sleep, it's happening. But let us take into account only the wakefulness. From the moment you got up till now, how much of these four aspects of karma have you performed consciously if you look at it? I don't want to ask you the question, I would normally ask but with you, you are all doctors I won't ask you the question. I will just say this, you please analyze this yourself. Not even 1%. Way below 1% is what you're conscious of. Everything else is happening unconsciously. Or in other words, instead of using the unconscious word which is a kind of a negative word, let's say you're happening automatically. You're happening automatically because of the karmic memory. You have so much memory that you don't have to really think. You don't have to think how to eat. See when the first time, as a child, eating was such a big thing, you know. Especially Indian food, it was falling all over you. But today, very efficiently you eat, but you don't think exactly how to hold the food, what to do because this memory has been built up with your karma. Karma means action. These four dimensions of action are always building things up to make life easier for you, not to entangle you. So it's a web of karma that you create. But when you create a web, you must have a certain, you know, you must have some kind of a solvent that you don't get stuck in it.

Transcript: Well, the genetic memory has a certain level of significance till you're 21 years of age. At 21 years...

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... of age, something very fundamental changes in the system. That, the genetic memory becomes less dominant. It just starts playing minimal role. Many, many parents are surprised, how the children who are so attached to them just some time ago, suddenly they crossed 21 years of age, suddenly they cannot relate the same way with their parents simply because their genetic memory becomes at a lower scale of function once 21 years of age is over. This is nature's way of building up a kind of a safety mechanism for our growth because a human child doesn't come like other animals. The other animals, 90% of what they should be is already fixed by their genetics. Only 10% of evolution in their lifetime. That too they can either exploit it or not. But with a human being, only 10% is fixed, 90% is left to individual human being. Because of this, the early stage of development for a human child is much more fragile, needs much more atmosphere, needs much more nurture, because 90% has to be created. Only 10% is already there as a standard. So by 21 years of age, your genetic influence would have come down significantly unless you're very unnaturally attached to your parentage. Either because they have too much wealth, or because they are very dominant, or because you admire them too much. Whatever. Otherwise the genetic influence will come down naturally. So after that the karmic influence is a much bigger influence than the genetic influence. When we say karmic influence, we should not, because there is this wrong perception that karma means, it is only talking about something that comes from elsewhere, elsewhere from another life or whatever. It's not like that. From this morning, from the time you got up to this moment, your body is doing its own physical karma. Mind is doing its mental karma. Emotion is doing its emotional karma. Energy is doing its energetic karma. Every moment, in wakefulness and sleep, it's happening. But let us take into account only the wakefulness. From the moment you got up till now, how much of these four aspects of karma have you performed consciously if you look at it? I don't want to ask you the question, I would normally ask but with you, you are all doctors I won't ask you the question. I will just say this, you please analyze this yourself. Not even 1%. Way below 1% is what you're conscious of. Everything else is happening unconsciously. Or in other words, instead of using the unconscious word which is a kind of a negative word, let's say you're happening automatically. You're happening automatically because of the karmic memory. You have so much memory that you don't have to really think. You don't have to think how to eat. See when the first time, as a child, eating was such a big thing, you know. Especially Indian food, it was falling all over you. But today, very efficiently you eat, but you don't think exactly how to hold the food, what to do because this memory has been built up with your karma. Karma means action. These four dimensions of action are always building things up to make life easier for you, not to entangle you. So it's a web of karma that you create. But when you create a web, you must have a certain, you know, you must have some kind of a solvent that you don't get stuck in it.

May 22, 2021

3:59

What is the purpose of meditation?

Transcript: So what is meditation? The purpose of, if we have to look at the purpose. If you sit in meditation slowly it will become like this, your body is here, your mind is out there, what is you is somewhere else. Once these three things are happening separately, once there is a space between you and the body, between you and the mind, this is the end of suffering. Once the fear of suffering is taken away,...

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... only then you will keep your instinct of self-preservation down. Otherwise you won't keep it down. As long as the fear of suffering is there, you will not keep the instinct of self-preservation down. The only reason why you are naturally not spiritual is because you have empowered your instinct of self-preservation too much. All the time it is trying to make you like a bubble in the world, separate bubble, not willing to mix with anything. So unless you keep your instinct of self preservation down, you will not become spiritual in any way. You will not know life as one happening, you will always be an individual. Trapped. Have you noticed, even in your general life, when you are very happy you keep your guards down? Isn't it so? When you're unhappy, fully shielded. When you're happy, little down, isn't it? When you're very happy, it's all down. Have you noticed this? So this is the reason why you're willing to be happy only among certain people. Because you don't know how to be just happy and still know where to stop life when it has to be stopped. You are willing to be happy only with five people in your life because you think that is only safe atmosphere where you can be happy because you have always understood happiness as a certain vulnerability. See, just see, you walk on the street and you smile at anybody, they look like this. Why? What's their problem smiling back at you? What are they going to lose? They think if I smile, he may exploit me. How will he exploit you? If he comes to pick your pocket, you can stop him. If he smiles, even a pickpocket smiles at you, why can't you smile at him? What is the problem? Just try today and see. Just go out and smile. People who look like this, they're surprised somebody's making me vulnerable to life. They want to go on the street like rocks. They want to go home and become life. Doesn't work. After some time, you become a rock there also. If you want to be life, you must practice it everywhere isn't it? So meditation gives you that space between you and your body, between you and your mind. Whatever suffering human beings have known, it has either entered them through the body or through the mind. Do you know any other kind of suffering? The only two kinds of suffering, isn't it? Once you have a distance from these two things, this is the end of suffering. Once the fear of suffering is taken away, only then you are willing to venture into other dimensions of life. Otherwise, no matter what I tell you, you're only looking for safety.

Transcript: So what is meditation? The purpose of, if we have to look at the purpose. If you sit in meditation slowly...

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... it will become like this, your body is here, your mind is out there, what is you is somewhere else. Once these three things are happening separately, once there is a space between you and the body, between you and the mind, this is the end of suffering. Once the fear of suffering is taken away, only then you will keep your instinct of self-preservation down. Otherwise you won't keep it down. As long as the fear of suffering is there, you will not keep the instinct of self-preservation down. The only reason why you are naturally not spiritual is because you have empowered your instinct of self-preservation too much. All the time it is trying to make you like a bubble in the world, separate bubble, not willing to mix with anything. So unless you keep your instinct of self preservation down, you will not become spiritual in any way. You will not know life as one happening, you will always be an individual. Trapped. Have you noticed, even in your general life, when you are very happy you keep your guards down? Isn't it so? When you're unhappy, fully shielded. When you're happy, little down, isn't it? When you're very happy, it's all down. Have you noticed this? So this is the reason why you're willing to be happy only among certain people. Because you don't know how to be just happy and still know where to stop life when it has to be stopped. You are willing to be happy only with five people in your life because you think that is only safe atmosphere where you can be happy because you have always understood happiness as a certain vulnerability. See, just see, you walk on the street and you smile at anybody, they look like this. Why? What's their problem smiling back at you? What are they going to lose? They think if I smile, he may exploit me. How will he exploit you? If he comes to pick your pocket, you can stop him. If he smiles, even a pickpocket smiles at you, why can't you smile at him? What is the problem? Just try today and see. Just go out and smile. People who look like this, they're surprised somebody's making me vulnerable to life. They want to go on the street like rocks. They want to go home and become life. Doesn't work. After some time, you become a rock there also. If you want to be life, you must practice it everywhere isn't it? So meditation gives you that space between you and your body, between you and your mind. Whatever suffering human beings have known, it has either entered them through the body or through the mind. Do you know any other kind of suffering? The only two kinds of suffering, isn't it? Once you have a distance from these two things, this is the end of suffering. Once the fear of suffering is taken away, only then you are willing to venture into other dimensions of life. Otherwise, no matter what I tell you, you're only looking for safety.

May 21, 2021

3:43

How to do open eye meditation?

Transcript: Q: You said that sleep means, close your eyes and unaware. And meditation means, okay close your eyes but be aware. Can we do, with regard to this, can we do the meditation with open eye? Sadhguru: Once there was a sufi master. His name was Ibrahim. In Ibrahim's ashram there were many people. One day, two disciples met in his garden, in the garden of the ashram....

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... Both were little frustrated and both of them said, I wish we could smoke. They want to smoke, but they're in an ashram. So then they talked about it for some time and said, why don't we go and ask the master. Can we smoke? They decided to go and ask him separately. Then next evening, one man was again sitting in the same spot frustrated. Another man came smoking. Hey, you're smoking. How can you smoke? Master told me not to smoke. What did you ask him? He said, I asked him, can I smoke when I'm meditating? He said, no. How are you smoking? He said, that's your problem. I asked him, can I meditate when I'm smoking? He said okay. So right now, can I meditate with my eyes open? No. With eyes open, can I be meditative? Yes. But in my meditation, can I open my eyes? No. Okay? In fact the samyama we are talking about, you know we mentioned something about samyama. . The samyama meditations are basically to train you to meditate with eyes open. So that 24 hours, no matter what you're doing, you're constantly meditating, actively. With eyes open, in all the activity that you perform, you can become active meditation. Then it's a different world by itself. So samyama meditations are for that purpose, to train you to open eyes and meditate. But don't attempt shoonya with eyes open. With eyes closed, staying aware, you know how many problems you have. You open your eyes, where all you will go.

Transcript: Q: You said that sleep means, close your eyes and unaware. And meditation means, okay...

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... close your eyes but be aware. Can we do, with regard to this, can we do the meditation with open eye? Sadhguru: Once there was a sufi master. His name was Ibrahim. In Ibrahim's ashram there were many people. One day, two disciples met in his garden, in the garden of the ashram. Both were little frustrated and both of them said, I wish we could smoke. They want to smoke, but they're in an ashram. So then they talked about it for some time and said, why don't we go and ask the master. Can we smoke? They decided to go and ask him separately. Then next evening, one man was again sitting in the same spot frustrated. Another man came smoking. Hey, you're smoking. How can you smoke? Master told me not to smoke. What did you ask him? He said, I asked him, can I smoke when I'm meditating? He said, no. How are you smoking? He said, that's your problem. I asked him, can I meditate when I'm smoking? He said okay. So right now, can I meditate with my eyes open? No. With eyes open, can I be meditative? Yes. But in my meditation, can I open my eyes? No. Okay? In fact the samyama we are talking about, you know we mentioned something about samyama. . The samyama meditations are basically to train you to meditate with eyes open. So that 24 hours, no matter what you're doing, you're constantly meditating, actively. With eyes open, in all the activity that you perform, you can become active meditation. Then it's a different world by itself. So samyama meditations are for that purpose, to train you to open eyes and meditate. But don't attempt shoonya with eyes open. With eyes closed, staying aware, you know how many problems you have. You open your eyes, where all you will go.

May 20, 2021

3:01

What is Yoga? Yoga is not body twisting postures

Transcript: Now what yoga means is, the boundaries that we have drawn with the instrument of body and mind, you consciously obliterate. So that when you sit here, your experience of life is not contained just to the limitations of your body, or your thinking process, or your emotional process. Your ability to experience life as a life, not as a body. Because if you experience this life as a body, this is me, that...

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... is you, there is no way to mix this. If you go as a mind or a thought process, this is me, that is you, no way to mix it up. But if you go as a life, fundamental life process, there is no distinction between this and that. Not just between two human beings, between everything and everything. There is no distinction. So the word yoga means union. That you consciously obliterated the boundaries of your individuality. That is why you know a sense of union. We are anyway in union with the existence. The problem is, it's not in our experience because we are too caught up with our individual experience. What yoga means is, you stretch the boundaries of your sensations. As there is a physical body, there is a sensory body. If your sensory body expands, let us say your sensory body became as large as this hall, then you will experience all these people as a part of yourself. As you experience the five fingers as yourself, you will experience all these people as yourself. Even for a moment, if you experience all these people as a part of yourself, after that do I have to teach you morals, ethics, be good to this person, don't kill this person, don't harm this person. Would you need teachings, I'm asking? This is what yoga means. It is not a teaching, it is not a philosophy, it is not an ideology. It is a technology of obliterating the boundaries of your individuality.

Transcript: Now what yoga means is, the boundaries that we have drawn with the instrument of body and mind, you consciously...

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... obliterate. So that when you sit here, your experience of life is not contained just to the limitations of your body, or your thinking process, or your emotional process. Your ability to experience life as a life, not as a body. Because if you experience this life as a body, this is me, that is you, there is no way to mix this. If you go as a mind or a thought process, this is me, that is you, no way to mix it up. But if you go as a life, fundamental life process, there is no distinction between this and that. Not just between two human beings, between everything and everything. There is no distinction. So the word yoga means union. That you consciously obliterated the boundaries of your individuality. That is why you know a sense of union. We are anyway in union with the existence. The problem is, it's not in our experience because we are too caught up with our individual experience. What yoga means is, you stretch the boundaries of your sensations. As there is a physical body, there is a sensory body. If your sensory body expands, let us say your sensory body became as large as this hall, then you will experience all these people as a part of yourself. As you experience the five fingers as yourself, you will experience all these people as yourself. Even for a moment, if you experience all these people as a part of yourself, after that do I have to teach you morals, ethics, be good to this person, don't kill this person, don't harm this person. Would you need teachings, I'm asking? This is what yoga means. It is not a teaching, it is not a philosophy, it is not an ideology. It is a technology of obliterating the boundaries of your individuality.

May 19, 2021

2:42

How to energetically connect with Sadhguru

Transcript: Q: I have read in a book that those who are sitting with you, you will give liberation or good life. I see that it kills self-striving, it creates dependency. Why you should decide about me or anything? I should decide everything about me. So I read in your book that, so it means if I'm sitting with you means, I have to follow you. Sadhguru: No. I said, only if...

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... you sit with me. So it creates dependency, it means I'm dependent, I'm not striving. You'll pay for it. If you're not striving, you'll pay for it. There's a fee. If you don't strive, one will pay, isn't it? In anything, in any aspect. Whether you're studying for an examination, or you're striving to improve your career, or you're doing business, or you're pursuing spiritual process. If there is no striving, there is a fee for it, isn't it? No? Is there or is there not? There is, always. Even if you get married, you have to strive every day to make it work otherwise it won't work. I'm saying it doesn't matter which aspect of life, if there is no striving, you pay. I understand what you're trying to ask but that's a very simplistic process. I'm saying if you really sit with me, I didn't mean if you sit on the grass out there, this will happen. I said, when you really sit with me. The very fact that you're asking the question, obviously you're not sitting with me, you're sitting by yourself. Sitting with me is a different aspect. If you really sit with me, yes after that no striving. But you will not become lethargic, for sure. It will just become a natural process for you to be like that. There are many people here for whom getting up in the morning and doing morning 5:30 sadhana is not a striving. There are some who are struggling and striving. For others it's just like that, like all the birds wake up in the morning, they also wake up and do what they have to do. They're just here living, breathing, eating, and doing whatever they can. There is no striving, okay? That is only, when you don't really want to go somewhere, you want to go but you want to go somewhere else also, then there is striving. When this is the only place you want to go, there is no striving. Simply you go, you know. There's no struggle and striving in that. That's why I said, it's up to you. Whether you want to go to your destination joyfully or kicking and crying, it's up to you. You can decide, but if you really sit with me, if you really sit with me means you got connected with me in some way energetically. Then you can't go anywhere, you'll only go in one direction. You do this, that, whatever you do, you do circus and go or you go without circus, it's up to you. But that's if you really sit with me, not if you sit with the grasshopper there.

Transcript: Q: I have read in a book that those who are sitting with you, you will give liberation...

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... or good life. I see that it kills self-striving, it creates dependency. Why you should decide about me or anything? I should decide everything about me. So I read in your book that, so it means if I'm sitting with you means, I have to follow you. Sadhguru: No. I said, only if you sit with me. So it creates dependency, it means I'm dependent, I'm not striving. You'll pay for it. If you're not striving, you'll pay for it. There's a fee. If you don't strive, one will pay, isn't it? In anything, in any aspect. Whether you're studying for an examination, or you're striving to improve your career, or you're doing business, or you're pursuing spiritual process. If there is no striving, there is a fee for it, isn't it? No? Is there or is there not? There is, always. Even if you get married, you have to strive every day to make it work otherwise it won't work. I'm saying it doesn't matter which aspect of life, if there is no striving, you pay. I understand what you're trying to ask but that's a very simplistic process. I'm saying if you really sit with me, I didn't mean if you sit on the grass out there, this will happen. I said, when you really sit with me. The very fact that you're asking the question, obviously you're not sitting with me, you're sitting by yourself. Sitting with me is a different aspect. If you really sit with me, yes after that no striving. But you will not become lethargic, for sure. It will just become a natural process for you to be like that. There are many people here for whom getting up in the morning and doing morning 5:30 sadhana is not a striving. There are some who are struggling and striving. For others it's just like that, like all the birds wake up in the morning, they also wake up and do what they have to do. They're just here living, breathing, eating, and doing whatever they can. There is no striving, okay? That is only, when you don't really want to go somewhere, you want to go but you want to go somewhere else also, then there is striving. When this is the only place you want to go, there is no striving. Simply you go, you know. There's no struggle and striving in that. That's why I said, it's up to you. Whether you want to go to your destination joyfully or kicking and crying, it's up to you. You can decide, but if you really sit with me, if you really sit with me means you got connected with me in some way energetically. Then you can't go anywhere, you'll only go in one direction. You do this, that, whatever you do, you do circus and go or you go without circus, it's up to you. But that's if you really sit with me, not if you sit with the grasshopper there.

May 18, 2021

3:46

Is my life just a dream?

Transcript: When I'm dreaming at night, it seems real to me. I couldn't differentiate if the people that exist in my dream, they seem very real. And I can talk to them, I can touch them, and events seem to happen too. So when I wake, I know that it's illusions. So is that the same thing for my life right now? How real is this life? Would it be possible, one day when I'm awake, all these are just illusions to me?...

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... All people are going to be gone. The problem is you're reading bits and pieces of zen. Okay? Bits and pieces of zen are dangerous. Bits and pieces of anything is dangerous. Now what you're saying is true, in a way, because 99% of your life is just thought and emotion. Thought and emotion is just a projection of life, not life isn't it? When 99% of the time you're only thinking about life, emotion is also a kind of thought, a juicier thought isn't it? Thought is dry, emotion is juicy, but still a thought, isn't it? The way you think is the way you feel, isn't it so? Yes? Isn't it so? Now if you think, oh this is a wonderful person, you'll have sweet emotions towards that person. Oh this is a horrible person, you'll have nasty emotions towards that person. You can't think this is a wonderful person and have nasty emotions. You can't think this is a horrible person and have sweet emotions, isn't it so? They are same, it is just thought. One is dry, another is juicy. So your whole life is just thought and emotion. So it is very much like a dream. It is. So now that you were on to zen, you must know about Chang Su, who went about doing this. Chang Su was a great zen master. In his monastery he had many monks and he is a recognized master. One day, morning, suddenly he is in great state of misery. So when they saw the master in misery, everybody got terrified. If the master is in misery, something really bad must have happened because always he's joyful and nice. So senior most monks slowly approached him and asked, master what is happening? He said, don't you disturb me, I'm in a deep distress. Get away. They said, if you are in distress, that should be death for us. Please tell us what is causing distress to you. Then Chang Su said, oh yesterday night in my dream, I was a butterfly. Then the monks said, what is wrong in being a butterfly? We've been many things. Sometimes we've been pigs, we've been birds, we've been many things. That is no problem, butterfly is quite good. What's wrong with the butterfly? He said, you idiots, you don't understand. When I was a butterfly, I actually flew. I went and sat on the flower. I could feel the flower, I could smell the flower, I could taste the flower. It was all real. Now I don't know whether I am Chang Su dreaming to be a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming to be a Chang Su? Which is true? Because both look equally vivid and real. When you live just on the thought process, this is how it is. If you're experiencing life, life not thought, not emotion, life. If you're experiencing life as such, such a question will not come.

Transcript: When I'm dreaming at night, it seems real to me. I couldn't differentiate if the people that exist in...

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... my dream, they seem very real. And I can talk to them, I can touch them, and events seem to happen too. So when I wake, I know that it's illusions. So is that the same thing for my life right now? How real is this life? Would it be possible, one day when I'm awake, all these are just illusions to me? All people are going to be gone. The problem is you're reading bits and pieces of zen. Okay? Bits and pieces of zen are dangerous. Bits and pieces of anything is dangerous. Now what you're saying is true, in a way, because 99% of your life is just thought and emotion. Thought and emotion is just a projection of life, not life isn't it? When 99% of the time you're only thinking about life, emotion is also a kind of thought, a juicier thought isn't it? Thought is dry, emotion is juicy, but still a thought, isn't it? The way you think is the way you feel, isn't it so? Yes? Isn't it so? Now if you think, oh this is a wonderful person, you'll have sweet emotions towards that person. Oh this is a horrible person, you'll have nasty emotions towards that person. You can't think this is a wonderful person and have nasty emotions. You can't think this is a horrible person and have sweet emotions, isn't it so? They are same, it is just thought. One is dry, another is juicy. So your whole life is just thought and emotion. So it is very much like a dream. It is. So now that you were on to zen, you must know about Chang Su, who went about doing this. Chang Su was a great zen master. In his monastery he had many monks and he is a recognized master. One day, morning, suddenly he is in great state of misery. So when they saw the master in misery, everybody got terrified. If the master is in misery, something really bad must have happened because always he's joyful and nice. So senior most monks slowly approached him and asked, master what is happening? He said, don't you disturb me, I'm in a deep distress. Get away. They said, if you are in distress, that should be death for us. Please tell us what is causing distress to you. Then Chang Su said, oh yesterday night in my dream, I was a butterfly. Then the monks said, what is wrong in being a butterfly? We've been many things. Sometimes we've been pigs, we've been birds, we've been many things. That is no problem, butterfly is quite good. What's wrong with the butterfly? He said, you idiots, you don't understand. When I was a butterfly, I actually flew. I went and sat on the flower. I could feel the flower, I could smell the flower, I could taste the flower. It was all real. Now I don't know whether I am Chang Su dreaming to be a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming to be a Chang Su? Which is true? Because both look equally vivid and real. When you live just on the thought process, this is how it is. If you're experiencing life, life not thought, not emotion, life. If you're experiencing life as such, such a question will not come.

May 17, 2021

3:49

How does initiation happen?

Transcript: When you ask, how can it happen without the physical presence of a guru? The physical presence of the guru is actually a hindrance because right now you look at me and no matter what, because the very nature of the mind is such, it is making a thousand judgments as it sits here, isn't it? Not all of it is conscious. But a whole lot of judgments are going on within you. Because there is a person. A...

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... person means, you can like him, you can dislike him, you want him, you don't want him, so many things. If I say something nice, wow. If I say something nasty. All this will happen, isn't it? Because a person is sitting. How he sits, how he stands, what he says, what he does not say, all this becomes important. The physical presence is not of any consequence actually. If physical presence is everything, that's called karishma, not grace. This is not karishma, this is grace. But I sit here, I don't sit here, I can run the satsang the same way. Only problem is you cannot remain focused, that is your problem. If you're willing to sit here simply focused as you are right now, no video, no audio, no nothing. We'll still run the satsang. Wonderfully well, okay? It's just that, nobody. What are we doing? Because you have that problem. Either I have to sit here, or a video has to play, audio has to come. I'll tell you, no video, audio, nothing. We can still initiate people if you're just willing to sit. It is just that the necessary attention is needed, that's all. Even without attention, in your sleep we can initiate you. But benefit may happen but you don't know why it's happening. You think you just got lucky.

Transcript: When you ask, how can it happen without the physical presence of a guru? The physical presence of the...

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... guru is actually a hindrance because right now you look at me and no matter what, because the very nature of the mind is such, it is making a thousand judgments as it sits here, isn't it? Not all of it is conscious. But a whole lot of judgments are going on within you. Because there is a person. A person means, you can like him, you can dislike him, you want him, you don't want him, so many things. If I say something nice, wow. If I say something nasty. All this will happen, isn't it? Because a person is sitting. How he sits, how he stands, what he says, what he does not say, all this becomes important. The physical presence is not of any consequence actually. If physical presence is everything, that's called karishma, not grace. This is not karishma, this is grace. But I sit here, I don't sit here, I can run the satsang the same way. Only problem is you cannot remain focused, that is your problem. If you're willing to sit here simply focused as you are right now, no video, no audio, no nothing. We'll still run the satsang. Wonderfully well, okay? It's just that, nobody. What are we doing? Because you have that problem. Either I have to sit here, or a video has to play, audio has to come. I'll tell you, no video, audio, nothing. We can still initiate people if you're just willing to sit. It is just that the necessary attention is needed, that's all. Even without attention, in your sleep we can initiate you. But benefit may happen but you don't know why it's happening. You think you just got lucky.

May 16, 2021

2:48

How can I get Enlightened?

Transcript: In some way, not the real thing, at least what happens around, what are the benefits if one reaches a certain state of consciousness. There is nobody in the world who doesn't want it. There's nobody. Everybody will want it. But the thing is, nobody wants to walk the path. Nobody wants to do what is needed to be done, but they want to be there. When I say you have to walk the path, is it so far away,...

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... is it so hard that you have to get there with great difficulty? No. For what is within, where is the path? It's right here. But to turn you around there is a method, there is a process. What is working against you is just things that work for your well-being actually. Your own mind, your own body, this is what turns against you when you seek something beyond it. From inside they'll turn against you in so many ways. So is it difficult? Is it easy? It is not that. It is just a priority. How important is it? If you become like that, without knowing this, I cannot live. If that is how important it becomes, then it's not difficult, it's very close. Because people are off and on, off and on, off and on, it seems to be a long way. Anything is like this. Suppose, let's say you have to cook something, let's say you have to bake a cake or you want to cook some rice. You turn on the stove, turn off the stove, turn on the stove, turn off the stove. It's a long process. And of course dinner won't happen. So this is the story of majority of the spiritual seekers. They're off and on, and off and on, and off and on. Oh does it mean to say I must be only here, there? That's not it. The priority should not shift. The priority is set, slowly everything within you will slowly organize itself in that direction. Because the priority is shifting, this life does not know which way to go. It's just confused. Every two minutes if you change the destination on the GPS, for sure it does not know where to go, isn't it? So this is what is happening for most people. This is why spiritual path seems to be orders, long, impossible, unattainable. All these things simply because people are shifting priorities all the time.

Transcript: In some way, not the real thing, at least what happens around, what are the benefits if one reaches a...

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... certain state of consciousness. There is nobody in the world who doesn't want it. There's nobody. Everybody will want it. But the thing is, nobody wants to walk the path. Nobody wants to do what is needed to be done, but they want to be there. When I say you have to walk the path, is it so far away, is it so hard that you have to get there with great difficulty? No. For what is within, where is the path? It's right here. But to turn you around there is a method, there is a process. What is working against you is just things that work for your well-being actually. Your own mind, your own body, this is what turns against you when you seek something beyond it. From inside they'll turn against you in so many ways. So is it difficult? Is it easy? It is not that. It is just a priority. How important is it? If you become like that, without knowing this, I cannot live. If that is how important it becomes, then it's not difficult, it's very close. Because people are off and on, off and on, off and on, it seems to be a long way. Anything is like this. Suppose, let's say you have to cook something, let's say you have to bake a cake or you want to cook some rice. You turn on the stove, turn off the stove, turn on the stove, turn off the stove. It's a long process. And of course dinner won't happen. So this is the story of majority of the spiritual seekers. They're off and on, and off and on, and off and on. Oh does it mean to say I must be only here, there? That's not it. The priority should not shift. The priority is set, slowly everything within you will slowly organize itself in that direction. Because the priority is shifting, this life does not know which way to go. It's just confused. Every two minutes if you change the destination on the GPS, for sure it does not know where to go, isn't it? So this is what is happening for most people. This is why spiritual path seems to be orders, long, impossible, unattainable. All these things simply because people are shifting priorities all the time.

May 15, 2021

3:05

Anything wrong with having multiple partners?

Transcript: Sadhguru, my next question for you is, why can't one husband be with multiple women? And one woman, or a wife, can be with multiple husbands in today's society among consenting adults. And what impact do these people have when they're involved in such relationships? See, this is a certain framework of, not just of bone and muscle and flesh, there is a certain energy framework. Only because of that...

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... it takes in a certain form. See, if you eat mangoes everyday, and let's say a cow eats mangoes everyday. At some point, will you or the cow get confused whether you're a cow or a human being? Or will the cow get confused? Such a thing never happens because there is a clear-cut inner framework, to which flesh and blood is added. But there is a framework, an evolutionary memory framework is there. It never gets broken, isn't it? So in this framework, how strong you keep this framework, how much integrity is there to this energy framework will determine many things about your life. Many aspects of your life. Especially if you want to raise this life to another level of function, it's very important you maintain this integrity. This is why, irrespective of which religion, which spiritual process, if people want to raise themselves to a certain point, first thing they will talk about is becoming monks or brahmacharis or sanyasis. Because the idea is to create such a level of integrity that this is a whole life by itself. That is doesn't lean on anything else for support. Either for physical wellbeing, or emotion wellbeing, or psychological companionship, it doesn't lean on anything. It stands by itself because you want to take it somewhere else. If you want normal function, these things are not necessary. Now you want to become a rocket which breaks through a certain dimension of space, now you need to be in a different level of force and integrity otherwise it'll crack up. So you don't want to open your body to anything. And especially opening to multiple partners has its own negativity in that context. How much pain. You look at Draupadi's life, how much volatility, how much pain, how much suffering she went through in her life. And how much pain and suffering she caused because of her anger and jealousy and whatever else. So these things happen for variety of reasons, you can't blame everything on that aspect. But that aspect also has a say in these aspects because you're opening up your memory body, your energetic body which is essentially ruled by memory, to variety of memories. This will cause a whole lot of turmoil within the system which could affect that life and many other lives. So Draupadi's life is in a way a sample for that. See, body is the front-end for every other creature on this planet. The only reason this creature is dominating this planet is not because we have the best body. You're not comparable to an elephant, or a tiger, or anything for that matter. You're not even as good as a buffalo. Yes. In terms of strength and physical prowess, you're nowehre comparable. This is dominant because of its intelligence, this is dominant because of its consciousness. But right now, we're creating a world where your biology is the front-end of your life.

Transcript: Sadhguru, my next question for you is, why can't one husband be with multiple women? And one woman, or...

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... a wife, can be with multiple husbands in today's society among consenting adults. And what impact do these people have when they're involved in such relationships? See, this is a certain framework of, not just of bone and muscle and flesh, there is a certain energy framework. Only because of that it takes in a certain form. See, if you eat mangoes everyday, and let's say a cow eats mangoes everyday. At some point, will you or the cow get confused whether you're a cow or a human being? Or will the cow get confused? Such a thing never happens because there is a clear-cut inner framework, to which flesh and blood is added. But there is a framework, an evolutionary memory framework is there. It never gets broken, isn't it? So in this framework, how strong you keep this framework, how much integrity is there to this energy framework will determine many things about your life. Many aspects of your life. Especially if you want to raise this life to another level of function, it's very important you maintain this integrity. This is why, irrespective of which religion, which spiritual process, if people want to raise themselves to a certain point, first thing they will talk about is becoming monks or brahmacharis or sanyasis. Because the idea is to create such a level of integrity that this is a whole life by itself. That is doesn't lean on anything else for support. Either for physical wellbeing, or emotion wellbeing, or psychological companionship, it doesn't lean on anything. It stands by itself because you want to take it somewhere else. If you want normal function, these things are not necessary. Now you want to become a rocket which breaks through a certain dimension of space, now you need to be in a different level of force and integrity otherwise it'll crack up. So you don't want to open your body to anything. And especially opening to multiple partners has its own negativity in that context. How much pain. You look at Draupadi's life, how much volatility, how much pain, how much suffering she went through in her life. And how much pain and suffering she caused because of her anger and jealousy and whatever else. So these things happen for variety of reasons, you can't blame everything on that aspect. But that aspect also has a say in these aspects because you're opening up your memory body, your energetic body which is essentially ruled by memory, to variety of memories. This will cause a whole lot of turmoil within the system which could affect that life and many other lives. So Draupadi's life is in a way a sample for that. See, body is the front-end for every other creature on this planet. The only reason this creature is dominating this planet is not because we have the best body. You're not comparable to an elephant, or a tiger, or anything for that matter. You're not even as good as a buffalo. Yes. In terms of strength and physical prowess, you're nowehre comparable. This is dominant because of its intelligence, this is dominant because of its consciousness. But right now, we're creating a world where your biology is the front-end of your life.

May 12, 2021

3:55

Why do we offer milk and water to a linga?

Transcript: About rituals, Sadhguru. On Shivaratri we offer honey, milk on Shivalinga. Is there a scientific reason behind why we do that? Milk and honey is offered because most of the lingas that you're offering to are stone lingas. Alright? A stone linga, which is kept for worship or whatever else it may be, if you don't feed it with some kind of fat or oily material, either ghee or milk or something like this,...

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... it will crack. It will become brittle and crack over a period of time. So, periodically, you have to apply either oil, or ghee, or milk, or whatever you like. Something through which the stone can absorb fatty material so that there is integrity to the stone. So once you're worshipping something, you don't want it to crack up. It's more like the maintenance. It is a certain maintenance. And also, it makes the linga, if it is properly consecrated, it'll reverberate better if it remins wet. See, if you apply oil or ghee, or even milk, the fat of the milk, the linga remains wet all the time. As I said earlier, you have to keep your body wet to receive. And similarly linga has to be wet for it to exude this. So one simple way of keeping it wet is, soak it in oil, or ghee, or honey, or milk. All these things which will keep it wet for a long period of time. If I pour water, that also is being done, it will remain for ten minutes and then it'll dry up. But if I pour milk, it stays wet for months on end. Because the fat has entered the pores in the rock. Is this the reason why even rudraksh in soaked in ghee? Of course. Otherwise, rudraksh will become brittle and crack up. You just put rudraksh on your body, because they share body heat and other things, in six to eight months it'll crack up. But if you periodically put it in ghee and milk, it will last for a lifetime and more.

Transcript: About rituals, Sadhguru. On Shivaratri we offer honey, milk on Shivalinga. Is there a scientific reason...

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... behind why we do that? Milk and honey is offered because most of the lingas that you're offering to are stone lingas. Alright? A stone linga, which is kept for worship or whatever else it may be, if you don't feed it with some kind of fat or oily material, either ghee or milk or something like this, it will crack. It will become brittle and crack over a period of time. So, periodically, you have to apply either oil, or ghee, or milk, or whatever you like. Something through which the stone can absorb fatty material so that there is integrity to the stone. So once you're worshipping something, you don't want it to crack up. It's more like the maintenance. It is a certain maintenance. And also, it makes the linga, if it is properly consecrated, it'll reverberate better if it remins wet. See, if you apply oil or ghee, or even milk, the fat of the milk, the linga remains wet all the time. As I said earlier, you have to keep your body wet to receive. And similarly linga has to be wet for it to exude this. So one simple way of keeping it wet is, soak it in oil, or ghee, or honey, or milk. All these things which will keep it wet for a long period of time. If I pour water, that also is being done, it will remain for ten minutes and then it'll dry up. But if I pour milk, it stays wet for months on end. Because the fat has entered the pores in the rock. Is this the reason why even rudraksh in soaked in ghee? Of course. Otherwise, rudraksh will become brittle and crack up. You just put rudraksh on your body, because they share body heat and other things, in six to eight months it'll crack up. But if you periodically put it in ghee and milk, it will last for a lifetime and more.

May 11, 2021

2:18

What if you lived forever!

Transcript: Human being means, you know how to be. That's one thing you don't know unfortunately, right now. Now if you have to be, we have to come down to a few fundamentals. Are you mortal or immortal? No, no, no look at it and tell me. Are you mortal or immortal, genuinely tell me. Oh that means you're saying you'll die one day. It's okay, it's okay you will die one day. I'll bless you with a long life, but...

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... you will die anyway with the blessing. Because this is the nature of life. It has to die, isn't it? And how glad I am that you will die. Because if you lived forever, it would be a lot of trouble, isn't it? With a brief amount of time, what a mess we're making. Suppose you would not die, total mess, isn't it? It's good to die. Hello? Is it good to die? At an appropriate time, not today. At an appropriate time, is it good for all of us to die? I want you to understand this. This is one thing that human beings have not come to terms with. If they just learn to handle their mortality gracefully, life opens up in tremendous ways. Right now, yes Sadhguru, but my horoscope says I will live till 90. Your horoscope may say whatever, even the man who wrote your horoscope could have died before his horoscope said so. The only reason, the only reason you behave reasonably sensibly is because you're mortal. Yes or no? If you're immortal, what all you would do, oh my god. When you're driving in Kolkata, there are some immortal people crossing the street. You've seen them right? Immortal, they are. If an automobile touches them, there is an enormous amount of pain involved and there could be death. In spite of that, many people are going about the way they're going. Just imagine, if you made that person immortal, the level of atrocity that would happen in this world. So the only reason why a lot of people are behaving reasonably sensibly is because of mortality. Have you seen some friend or maybe it's just you, going on totally, valiantly. Suddenly your doctor told you, it looks like your kidney, or your heart going down. Maybe you have, if you don't correct this, maybe in six months you will die. Suddenly did you see how disciplined they became? They got up in the morning, did their yoga, ate right, did everything right. Have you seen these people? Entire life transformed simply because they were reminded of mortality.

Transcript: Human being means, you know how to be. That's one thing you don't know unfortunately, right now. Now...

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... if you have to be, we have to come down to a few fundamentals. Are you mortal or immortal? No, no, no look at it and tell me. Are you mortal or immortal, genuinely tell me. Oh that means you're saying you'll die one day. It's okay, it's okay you will die one day. I'll bless you with a long life, but you will die anyway with the blessing. Because this is the nature of life. It has to die, isn't it? And how glad I am that you will die. Because if you lived forever, it would be a lot of trouble, isn't it? With a brief amount of time, what a mess we're making. Suppose you would not die, total mess, isn't it? It's good to die. Hello? Is it good to die? At an appropriate time, not today. At an appropriate time, is it good for all of us to die? I want you to understand this. This is one thing that human beings have not come to terms with. If they just learn to handle their mortality gracefully, life opens up in tremendous ways. Right now, yes Sadhguru, but my horoscope says I will live till 90. Your horoscope may say whatever, even the man who wrote your horoscope could have died before his horoscope said so. The only reason, the only reason you behave reasonably sensibly is because you're mortal. Yes or no? If you're immortal, what all you would do, oh my god. When you're driving in Kolkata, there are some immortal people crossing the street. You've seen them right? Immortal, they are. If an automobile touches them, there is an enormous amount of pain involved and there could be death. In spite of that, many people are going about the way they're going. Just imagine, if you made that person immortal, the level of atrocity that would happen in this world. So the only reason why a lot of people are behaving reasonably sensibly is because of mortality. Have you seen some friend or maybe it's just you, going on totally, valiantly. Suddenly your doctor told you, it looks like your kidney, or your heart going down. Maybe you have, if you don't correct this, maybe in six months you will die. Suddenly did you see how disciplined they became? They got up in the morning, did their yoga, ate right, did everything right. Have you seen these people? Entire life transformed simply because they were reminded of mortality.

May 9, 2021

3:51

Storytelling – The enlightened vegetable vendor

Transcript: So like this, one day I'm in the vegetable market in Bangalore city. Then I see a man sitting there selling vegetables, who is shining. I just look at him, my god, what the hell is he doing in the vegetable market? He just looks at me. Our eyes lock up with each other. Then he bursts out laughing and I also laugh. Then I walk up to him and say, what the hell are you doing here? And he said, come, come....

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... He opened up his little vegetable shop and asked me to sit down. So both of us sat in the shop. Then he's telling me his story. He was doing his normal life, wife and two, three children and whatever. One day he fell ill. So ill that they admitted him into a government hospital, a general ward. They put him there. Every day they thought he will die, but he did not die. Every day they thought he will die, he did not die. Two, three months went on. Then there was no space so they put him in the corridor outside because this guy doesn't live, doesn't die. So after about three months his wife stopped coming, she lost her patience. How long to come and sit with him? This fellow doesn't live or die. Four months, or little more than four months, he was lying down there in the hospital corridor. Somebody was throwing some scraps at him and he did not know. Every day he thought he will die today, but he would recover the next day morning. Again he thinks he will die, it went on like this. After four months, slowly, he recovered. But in the meantime something fantastic happened to him. Everything just blew. Every day he thought, today is the last day and then he opened up. Shining, blissful human being. Again back to vegetable selling. Wife gone, children gone, everything gone. Above all, he is gone. Just staying in contact with mortality for four months did this to him. This is important. You must stay in touch with the mortal nature of who you are. This looks like a bizarre thing, oh why is he talking about death, we want to live. What you don't understand is, I can say right now that you're living. Or I can also say you're dying, you're actually dying. One day the process will be complete. Yes or no? Hello? They're just two words for the same thing, isn't it? Right now we are dying slowly. One day it will be complete. Today it's on. Is it on or no? Today the death is on or no? It is on. So what you call as life and what you call as death are not two separate things, it is one thing happening. If you become conscious of this, all the tremendous possibilities of being alive will become yours.

Transcript: So like this, one day I'm in the vegetable market in Bangalore city. Then I see a man sitting there selling...

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... vegetables, who is shining. I just look at him, my god, what the hell is he doing in the vegetable market? He just looks at me. Our eyes lock up with each other. Then he bursts out laughing and I also laugh. Then I walk up to him and say, what the hell are you doing here? And he said, come, come. He opened up his little vegetable shop and asked me to sit down. So both of us sat in the shop. Then he's telling me his story. He was doing his normal life, wife and two, three children and whatever. One day he fell ill. So ill that they admitted him into a government hospital, a general ward. They put him there. Every day they thought he will die, but he did not die. Every day they thought he will die, he did not die. Two, three months went on. Then there was no space so they put him in the corridor outside because this guy doesn't live, doesn't die. So after about three months his wife stopped coming, she lost her patience. How long to come and sit with him? This fellow doesn't live or die. Four months, or little more than four months, he was lying down there in the hospital corridor. Somebody was throwing some scraps at him and he did not know. Every day he thought he will die today, but he would recover the next day morning. Again he thinks he will die, it went on like this. After four months, slowly, he recovered. But in the meantime something fantastic happened to him. Everything just blew. Every day he thought, today is the last day and then he opened up. Shining, blissful human being. Again back to vegetable selling. Wife gone, children gone, everything gone. Above all, he is gone. Just staying in contact with mortality for four months did this to him. This is important. You must stay in touch with the mortal nature of who you are. This looks like a bizarre thing, oh why is he talking about death, we want to live. What you don't understand is, I can say right now that you're living. Or I can also say you're dying, you're actually dying. One day the process will be complete. Yes or no? Hello? They're just two words for the same thing, isn't it? Right now we are dying slowly. One day it will be complete. Today it's on. Is it on or no? Today the death is on or no? It is on. So what you call as life and what you call as death are not two separate things, it is one thing happening. If you become conscious of this, all the tremendous possibilities of being alive will become yours.

May 8, 2021

3:36

Don’t eat these if you have Asthma or excess mucus l asthma diet l asthma food

Transcript: If you take off dairy, you will see, for many people we have seen, 100% of their asthma is only in their dairy product consumption. They take away dairy, asthma is gone. For a large number of people, at least 50% of their problem is in the dairy produce. If you take away that, 50% will come down. Remaining 50% could be easily handled. Milk and milk products and mucus related problems cannot go together....

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... It highly aggravates these things. Such people should avoid bananas, jackfruits, cooked beetroot. You can eat raw beetroot, but cooked beetroot are highly mucus forming. One more substance which could be very good for you in daily consumption is honey. Honey is the only substance found on the planet whose chemical composition is very close to that of human blood. If you change a few things, it's almost like blood. Daily consumption of honey can do a lot for your health. Especially people who have excess mucus problems.

Transcript: If you take off dairy, you will see, for many people we have seen, 100% of their asthma is only in their...

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... dairy product consumption. They take away dairy, asthma is gone. For a large number of people, at least 50% of their problem is in the dairy produce. If you take away that, 50% will come down. Remaining 50% could be easily handled. Milk and milk products and mucus related problems cannot go together. It highly aggravates these things. Such people should avoid bananas, jackfruits, cooked beetroot. You can eat raw beetroot, but cooked beetroot are highly mucus forming. One more substance which could be very good for you in daily consumption is honey. Honey is the only substance found on the planet whose chemical composition is very close to that of human blood. If you change a few things, it's almost like blood. Daily consumption of honey can do a lot for your health. Especially people who have excess mucus problems.

May 6, 2021

1:22

How to use Karma for your well-being?

Transcript: Ultimately, life is neither suffering nor bliss. It is what you make it. It's of utmost significance in human life to have this fundamental understanding that human experience is generated from within us. So if what is generated from within us happens to be either pleasant or unpleasant, but we are attributing it to various other life situations. This simply means we are conducting our life unconsciously...

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... to a point we do not know what we are creating. We are not aware of the very experiences that we are creating from within. Being blissful or in a state of suffering is not a natural consequence of your birth or, life situations in which you have landed. It is a consequence of the way you respond and experience these situations. This is why karma is very important. To understand the nature of karma, how it is stored within us, and how we can use this to our well-being, to make our life into a beautiful experience irrespective of what sort of situations we are placed in. This is what karma means. That means, you determine the nature of your response and experience to all that happens to you.

Transcript: Ultimately, life is neither suffering nor bliss. It is what you make it. It's of utmost significance...

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... in human life to have this fundamental understanding that human experience is generated from within us. So if what is generated from within us happens to be either pleasant or unpleasant, but we are attributing it to various other life situations. This simply means we are conducting our life unconsciously to a point we do not know what we are creating. We are not aware of the very experiences that we are creating from within. Being blissful or in a state of suffering is not a natural consequence of your birth or, life situations in which you have landed. It is a consequence of the way you respond and experience these situations. This is why karma is very important. To understand the nature of karma, how it is stored within us, and how we can use this to our well-being, to make our life into a beautiful experience irrespective of what sort of situations we are placed in. This is what karma means. That means, you determine the nature of your response and experience to all that happens to you.

May 5, 2021

1:55

Sadhgurus mystical experience in the Himalayas

Transcript: Let me try to bring a little experience to you. This was many years ago. At that time I used to travel alone in Himalayas. But now traveling alone is impossible. If I go, I have a full 10 bus loads of people with me. So I went to Kedar. Beyond Kedar there's a place called Kanti Sarovar. Anybody been to Kedar? Nobody. Okay, that's good. Beyond Kedar there's a place called Kanti Sarovar. The legend goes...

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... like this, that Shiva and Parvati lived on the banks of Kanti Sarovar. The sages lived in Kedar. So sometimes they came down visiting, that's how the legend goes. So I wanted to see this Kanti Sarovar. I just went there and I just went and sat on a particular rock. See, me as a person, I have always avoided learning Sanskrit language. Though I had an immense liking towards the language, I avoided learning it when I had the opportunities to learn. Because the moment you learn Sanskrit, you will end up reading the scriptures. My own vision has never failed me even for a moment in my life. I didn't want to clutter myself with traditions and scriptures and other things. Right now everything that I do is simply, purely from the source, not cluttered with any tradition, any scripture, any teaching. Simply looking at life. So I didn't want to read scriptures. I consciously avoided Sanskrit language. And that day, I was sitting there alone. In terms of visual beauty, it's the most incredible place that you can think of. You know, snow clad mountain peaks, completely snow clad everything and there's a, you know, like a lake which is about two kilometers, two square kilometers kind of lake. Absolutely still, reflecting the mountains. It's, you know, not even a blade of grass anywhere, everything is white and this patch of water reflecting the mountains. It's indescribable really. Even visually I'm saying. So I was just sitting there, my eyes open. And suddenly everything in my experience, my physical body, the rock on which I'm sitting, the mountains, the lake, everything became sound. What was all form became everything into sound. Now that sounds crazy. When everything becomes sound, we call such a status Ritambhara Prajna. When you're in a Ritambhara state, everything becomes sound. It's based on this Nada Brahma. And in my own voice, this song is going on like full volume. I can clearly feel that my mouth is shut, I am not singing but it's my voice in full volume. The song is just going on.

Transcript: Let me try to bring a little experience to you. This was many years ago. At that time I used to travel...

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... alone in Himalayas. But now traveling alone is impossible. If I go, I have a full 10 bus loads of people with me. So I went to Kedar. Beyond Kedar there's a place called Kanti Sarovar. Anybody been to Kedar? Nobody. Okay, that's good. Beyond Kedar there's a place called Kanti Sarovar. The legend goes like this, that Shiva and Parvati lived on the banks of Kanti Sarovar. The sages lived in Kedar. So sometimes they came down visiting, that's how the legend goes. So I wanted to see this Kanti Sarovar. I just went there and I just went and sat on a particular rock. See, me as a person, I have always avoided learning Sanskrit language. Though I had an immense liking towards the language, I avoided learning it when I had the opportunities to learn. Because the moment you learn Sanskrit, you will end up reading the scriptures. My own vision has never failed me even for a moment in my life. I didn't want to clutter myself with traditions and scriptures and other things. Right now everything that I do is simply, purely from the source, not cluttered with any tradition, any scripture, any teaching. Simply looking at life. So I didn't want to read scriptures. I consciously avoided Sanskrit language. And that day, I was sitting there alone. In terms of visual beauty, it's the most incredible place that you can think of. You know, snow clad mountain peaks, completely snow clad everything and there's a, you know, like a lake which is about two kilometers, two square kilometers kind of lake. Absolutely still, reflecting the mountains. It's, you know, not even a blade of grass anywhere, everything is white and this patch of water reflecting the mountains. It's indescribable really. Even visually I'm saying. So I was just sitting there, my eyes open. And suddenly everything in my experience, my physical body, the rock on which I'm sitting, the mountains, the lake, everything became sound. What was all form became everything into sound. Now that sounds crazy. When everything becomes sound, we call such a status Ritambhara Prajna. When you're in a Ritambhara state, everything becomes sound. It's based on this Nada Brahma. And in my own voice, this song is going on like full volume. I can clearly feel that my mouth is shut, I am not singing but it's my voice in full volume. The song is just going on.

May 4, 2021

3:53

The unbelievable power of imagination

Transcript: Tantra is willing to use the mind in a certain way. Tantric processes need elaborate visualization. Elaborate. Very sophisticated levels of visualization to a point where it manifests. To make mental process just like a physical process is what tantra is trying to do. To make imagination so strong that after some time, it is like physical. You actually create a ghost or you create a god. Both are possible....

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... Both are possible, any kind of form you want, you can actually create it, manifest it, and make it walk. You know, like I was probably at that time, first standard means I was five, six. Six, seven I think. Second, third standard I must have been. And I have a cousin brother who's a no good fellow. So that time, in my mind I'm, you know, like if I'm sitting like this, I can be engaged in my mind for hours on end without any communication with anybody. Because I'm setting up all kinds of things. So I loved Mysore zoos so much, I want to have my own zoo. So I designed my own zoo. I didn't call it a zoo, it was a world by itself where animals were not locked as I wanted them. They were all over the place. Lots of animals and of course, I had a rhinoceros. So this fellow, you know one day something, he was with me and I told him, do you want to see my pet animals? He said, yeah. So I just kind of took him in. I just started talking to him and I sat with him and I told him, see this is it. Can you see this? Can you see this? Can you see this? See this one. Every day he wants to go. A couple of times I allowed because he had something that I wanted. After that he has nothing but he wants to go every day. And every day I have to sit with him and take him in. He got addicted to it. I am saying, it can become so real.

Transcript: Tantra is willing to use the mind in a certain way. Tantric processes need elaborate visualization. Elaborate....

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... Very sophisticated levels of visualization to a point where it manifests. To make mental process just like a physical process is what tantra is trying to do. To make imagination so strong that after some time, it is like physical. You actually create a ghost or you create a god. Both are possible. Both are possible, any kind of form you want, you can actually create it, manifest it, and make it walk. You know, like I was probably at that time, first standard means I was five, six. Six, seven I think. Second, third standard I must have been. And I have a cousin brother who's a no good fellow. So that time, in my mind I'm, you know, like if I'm sitting like this, I can be engaged in my mind for hours on end without any communication with anybody. Because I'm setting up all kinds of things. So I loved Mysore zoos so much, I want to have my own zoo. So I designed my own zoo. I didn't call it a zoo, it was a world by itself where animals were not locked as I wanted them. They were all over the place. Lots of animals and of course, I had a rhinoceros. So this fellow, you know one day something, he was with me and I told him, do you want to see my pet animals? He said, yeah. So I just kind of took him in. I just started talking to him and I sat with him and I told him, see this is it. Can you see this? Can you see this? Can you see this? See this one. Every day he wants to go. A couple of times I allowed because he had something that I wanted. After that he has nothing but he wants to go every day. And every day I have to sit with him and take him in. He got addicted to it. I am saying, it can become so real.

May 3, 2021

3:29

Mastery over the five elements – a key to good health

Transcript: This body is made of five fundamental elements. Earth, water, fire, air, and space. The quality of your life essentially depends on how wonderful these five elements are within you. These five elements being the very basis of creation. The entire cosmos is a mischief of these five elements. Just with five ingredients, how much has been done. This is the brilliance of creation, that with simply five...

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... fundamental ingredients so much variety has been done. Having mastery over these five elements will give you a tremendous sense of command over your own life. Your personal health, your mental well-being, your ability to impact the world and to be able to influence the very atmosphere in which you exist. This is possible for every human being to do this. I am not even talking about the deeper dimensions of your consciousness. I am just talking about the five elements, the fundamental life making material within you. The physical world can be largely mastered with mastery over these five elements and the very basis of yoga, the root of yoga is in the fundamental practice called the Bhuta Shuddhi. Or, how to cleanse the elements in such a way that they will function at their highest. This Bhuta Shuddhi practice is the very core of yogic sciences and every other aspect of yoga, which is called as preparatory in nature. Of yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, all these four aspects of yoga. In the ashtanga yoga, or the eight limb yoga, first four dimensions of yoga are essentially in Bhuta Shuddhi practices. By mastering the five elements, or even having a little control over the five elements, you can feel greatly enhanced both, physically, psychologically, energy wise, and in terms of the world. This is something every youth should start. It is such a crime that in this culture, where almost the entire culture has a yogic basis to it, today we are running schools and parents are bringing up their children without even a scent of yoga in their life, without even any attempt to give them some mastery over the five elements. This is the tragedy that we are seeing right now. It's my vision, my blessing, every parent if you have a child and yourself, you must make sure that some amount of time and energy is dedicated to the enhancement of the life that you are. And the foundations of life, which is your body and mind, must be greatly enhanced. Only then you can craft your own destiny. Otherwise, you are like a dry leaf being thrown around by the wild winds around you.

Transcript: This body is made of five fundamental elements. Earth, water, fire, air, and space. The quality of your...

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... life essentially depends on how wonderful these five elements are within you. These five elements being the very basis of creation. The entire cosmos is a mischief of these five elements. Just with five ingredients, how much has been done. This is the brilliance of creation, that with simply five fundamental ingredients so much variety has been done. Having mastery over these five elements will give you a tremendous sense of command over your own life. Your personal health, your mental well-being, your ability to impact the world and to be able to influence the very atmosphere in which you exist. This is possible for every human being to do this. I am not even talking about the deeper dimensions of your consciousness. I am just talking about the five elements, the fundamental life making material within you. The physical world can be largely mastered with mastery over these five elements and the very basis of yoga, the root of yoga is in the fundamental practice called the Bhuta Shuddhi. Or, how to cleanse the elements in such a way that they will function at their highest. This Bhuta Shuddhi practice is the very core of yogic sciences and every other aspect of yoga, which is called as preparatory in nature. Of yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, all these four aspects of yoga. In the ashtanga yoga, or the eight limb yoga, first four dimensions of yoga are essentially in Bhuta Shuddhi practices. By mastering the five elements, or even having a little control over the five elements, you can feel greatly enhanced both, physically, psychologically, energy wise, and in terms of the world. This is something every youth should start. It is such a crime that in this culture, where almost the entire culture has a yogic basis to it, today we are running schools and parents are bringing up their children without even a scent of yoga in their life, without even any attempt to give them some mastery over the five elements. This is the tragedy that we are seeing right now. It's my vision, my blessing, every parent if you have a child and yourself, you must make sure that some amount of time and energy is dedicated to the enhancement of the life that you are. And the foundations of life, which is your body and mind, must be greatly enhanced. Only then you can craft your own destiny. Otherwise, you are like a dry leaf being thrown around by the wild winds around you.

May 2, 2021

3:37

Is Ganga water really special? Myth or reality?

Transcript: This would have been the argument about 10 years ago, that people would say water is water. How can one water be different from another? If water is cleaned off impurities, all water is same. This would have been the argument 10 years ago, but not anymore. Modern science is clearly saying that depending upon what the water has been in touch with, accordingly it behaves differently. This is an established...

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... fact now because water has memory. Now, when we say Ganga jal, why it's been important is, it is flowing through certain lands. It is flowing through certain terrain which has a certain impact. And it is not for one or two generations, for hundreds of generations people have been doing spiritual sadhana and they have been in touch with this water. The quality of that is there in the water. Sunderlal Bahuguna went about proving this to people. Nothing much happened unfortunately. But his own health got transformed tremendously, just living on the Ganga bank. Now, is this just emotion? No. But at the same time, is the water what it used to be before in Ganga? No, because the water that you're drinking today is held in a dam in two, three different places and one dam which holds it there for a long period of time and then let out. It is not the same thing anymore unfortunately. This is one thing we should have not done. If you want electricity, there are so many other ways to do it. This is one thing we should have not done because Ganga had a special quality. Now we put a dam across this, in Himalayas, which is absolutely unnecessary. So I think it was a sacrilege that we put a dam on Ganga for electricity. We could have generated it in so many different ways. Well it is the necessity of the people. On the planes, we do it. But that one river, which is the consciousness of this country, we could have left it alone. Most of the water that's coming in Ganga river today flows through tunnels, it's going through turbines and then coming. So I cannot assure you that it's the same quality now, but still whether you believe or you don't believe, if you touch the water you will see it's very different. Because I've trekked in Himalayas for 27 years. Continuously, 27 years I tekked, every year I went back. Many times I have seen, just a glass of water I drink, I don't have to eat anything. Whole day I'm walking with just one glass of water. You drink a stomach full of water, it just keeps you going. That won't happen anywhere else. If you go to the upper regions, if you go towards, you know, Gomukh and those areas, the water is definitely special. As it comes down with all these turbines and stuff, it's not the same. But still it is different from what you would find elsewhere. So this is not an emotional aspect, there is a scientific basis to it. Unfortunately, we are not maintaining that atmosphere. We are destroying the atmosphere and expect the water to be same. It won't be after some time.

Transcript: This would have been the argument about 10 years ago, that people would say water is water. How can one...

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... water be different from another? If water is cleaned off impurities, all water is same. This would have been the argument 10 years ago, but not anymore. Modern science is clearly saying that depending upon what the water has been in touch with, accordingly it behaves differently. This is an established fact now because water has memory. Now, when we say Ganga jal, why it's been important is, it is flowing through certain lands. It is flowing through certain terrain which has a certain impact. And it is not for one or two generations, for hundreds of generations people have been doing spiritual sadhana and they have been in touch with this water. The quality of that is there in the water. Sunderlal Bahuguna went about proving this to people. Nothing much happened unfortunately. But his own health got transformed tremendously, just living on the Ganga bank. Now, is this just emotion? No. But at the same time, is the water what it used to be before in Ganga? No, because the water that you're drinking today is held in a dam in two, three different places and one dam which holds it there for a long period of time and then let out. It is not the same thing anymore unfortunately. This is one thing we should have not done. If you want electricity, there are so many other ways to do it. This is one thing we should have not done because Ganga had a special quality. Now we put a dam across this, in Himalayas, which is absolutely unnecessary. So I think it was a sacrilege that we put a dam on Ganga for electricity. We could have generated it in so many different ways. Well it is the necessity of the people. On the planes, we do it. But that one river, which is the consciousness of this country, we could have left it alone. Most of the water that's coming in Ganga river today flows through tunnels, it's going through turbines and then coming. So I cannot assure you that it's the same quality now, but still whether you believe or you don't believe, if you touch the water you will see it's very different. Because I've trekked in Himalayas for 27 years. Continuously, 27 years I tekked, every year I went back. Many times I have seen, just a glass of water I drink, I don't have to eat anything. Whole day I'm walking with just one glass of water. You drink a stomach full of water, it just keeps you going. That won't happen anywhere else. If you go to the upper regions, if you go towards, you know, Gomukh and those areas, the water is definitely special. As it comes down with all these turbines and stuff, it's not the same. But still it is different from what you would find elsewhere. So this is not an emotional aspect, there is a scientific basis to it. Unfortunately, we are not maintaining that atmosphere. We are destroying the atmosphere and expect the water to be same. It won't be after some time.

May 1, 2021

3:37

The mystical Koorma Nadi – key to experience life beyond body

Transcript: So this breath, or what conducts the breath, in yoga we call this the Koorma Nadi. You know what's Koorma? Not kurma. No I saw some tongues. Koorma means a turtle or a tortoise. An amphibious creature, it's in the water but it can also venture out. So you can become an amphibious creature if you master this Koorma Nadi. That means you're in the body but you can be little outside the physical nature...

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... because this is your desire. Your desire is not to leave the physical for good. You want to be rooted in the physical but you want to have a taste of what is beyond. This is human desire, always. So Koorma Nadi, this breath is referred to as Koorma Nadi because if you use it properly, you can become like an amphibious creature. That you can be in the body but you can venture outside. This is like a rope. Let's say we pull out your breath right now. If I take away your breath, what will happen? You and your body will fall apart. Right now in your experience, you are the body sitting here. But this rice and chinta taku and gomakura, everything is gathered up here and sitting here. Yes or no? Yes? It's food that you've eaten. Is this an accumulation? Do you understand this is an accumulation? What you accumulate can be yours, can never ever be you, isn't it? Whatever you accumulate can be yours, can never ever be you. So the moment, if I pull the breath away, then you and what you have gathered will fall apart. You and your body will fall apart. Or in other words it's the breath or the Koorma Nadi which ties you and your body together. When we say Koorma Nadi, we're not just talking about the passage of air. Right now you're incapable of experiencing the breath. In the sense, see right now if you watch, you think you're watching the breath? No. You're only noticing the sensations caused by the passage of breath. You're not capable of knowing the breath itself. So the breath, or what sets up this pattern, what directs this pattern, that we are calling as Koorma Nadi. If you have some mastery over that, you become an amphibious creature. That is, you are rooted in the physical but you can venture out. If this much freedom arises in human life, suddenly you know there is another possibility. That there is something beyond physical nature. Whatever you are going through within this physical cocoon is not everything. You know, on a completely different dimension of life. If this one thing you know, if you have a moment of experience beyond your physicality, death is not an issue, isn't it?

Transcript: So this breath, or what conducts the breath, in yoga we call this the Koorma Nadi. You know what's Koorma?...

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... Not kurma. No I saw some tongues. Koorma means a turtle or a tortoise. An amphibious creature, it's in the water but it can also venture out. So you can become an amphibious creature if you master this Koorma Nadi. That means you're in the body but you can be little outside the physical nature because this is your desire. Your desire is not to leave the physical for good. You want to be rooted in the physical but you want to have a taste of what is beyond. This is human desire, always. So Koorma Nadi, this breath is referred to as Koorma Nadi because if you use it properly, you can become like an amphibious creature. That you can be in the body but you can venture outside. This is like a rope. Let's say we pull out your breath right now. If I take away your breath, what will happen? You and your body will fall apart. Right now in your experience, you are the body sitting here. But this rice and chinta taku and gomakura, everything is gathered up here and sitting here. Yes or no? Yes? It's food that you've eaten. Is this an accumulation? Do you understand this is an accumulation? What you accumulate can be yours, can never ever be you, isn't it? Whatever you accumulate can be yours, can never ever be you. So the moment, if I pull the breath away, then you and what you have gathered will fall apart. You and your body will fall apart. Or in other words it's the breath or the Koorma Nadi which ties you and your body together. When we say Koorma Nadi, we're not just talking about the passage of air. Right now you're incapable of experiencing the breath. In the sense, see right now if you watch, you think you're watching the breath? No. You're only noticing the sensations caused by the passage of breath. You're not capable of knowing the breath itself. So the breath, or what sets up this pattern, what directs this pattern, that we are calling as Koorma Nadi. If you have some mastery over that, you become an amphibious creature. That is, you are rooted in the physical but you can venture out. If this much freedom arises in human life, suddenly you know there is another possibility. That there is something beyond physical nature. Whatever you are going through within this physical cocoon is not everything. You know, on a completely different dimension of life. If this one thing you know, if you have a moment of experience beyond your physicality, death is not an issue, isn't it?

April 30, 2021

3:29

How to have an out of body experience?

Transcript: See, most of the people, I know that a lot of stuff going on here. In United States everybody is doing astral journeys. It's just hallucination. Okay? You lie down and just imagine that you're flying here, flying there. That's not it. See, what is being referred to, unfortunately everything becomes ridiculous when all kinds of people start handling it. What is being referred to as astral is, there...

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... are five kinds of bodies. Physical body, mental body, energy body, etheric body, and bliss body. These are five dimensions of the body. What is being referred to as astral body is, leaving the physical body, mental body, energy body, and the bliss body intact. And just allowing the etheric body to float around. That means you can conduct your activity here because your physical body, mental body, energy body is intact. But just allowing the etheric body to go, that's a certain kind of mastery. You can't just psych yourself into it. It needs enormous sadhana for a person to do that. Now, leaving the body when we say, we are just allowing the pranic body to move out, which is much simpler. It is a much simpler thing to do and it is more concrete thing. Compared to etheric body, pranic body is physical. It's more physical kind of presence. It's energy but it's a physical energy. Etheric is a transitory energy, it is neither physical nor beyond. It is a transition. Bliss body is totally beyond the physical. So getting the pranic body out and putting it back is easy and it's a much stronger experience because a physical part of you goes out and gets back. Etheric body needs much more sadhana because that is not even in your experience, it is not something that you can touch unless you're in a certain level of sadhana and intensity within yourself. But every street corner they are doing astral travel these days. That's just hallucination. See these things were done for a certain purpose. It's called Parakaya Pravesa. There have been schools which have been fundamentally focused towards this in India. Simply for entertainment, it's not worth exploring those things because it takes enormous effort to get mastery of all those things. And in the end what? What do you achieve? It is of no spiritual consequence.

Transcript: See, most of the people, I know that a lot of stuff going on here. In United States everybody is doing...

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... astral journeys. It's just hallucination. Okay? You lie down and just imagine that you're flying here, flying there. That's not it. See, what is being referred to, unfortunately everything becomes ridiculous when all kinds of people start handling it. What is being referred to as astral is, there are five kinds of bodies. Physical body, mental body, energy body, etheric body, and bliss body. These are five dimensions of the body. What is being referred to as astral body is, leaving the physical body, mental body, energy body, and the bliss body intact. And just allowing the etheric body to float around. That means you can conduct your activity here because your physical body, mental body, energy body is intact. But just allowing the etheric body to go, that's a certain kind of mastery. You can't just psych yourself into it. It needs enormous sadhana for a person to do that. Now, leaving the body when we say, we are just allowing the pranic body to move out, which is much simpler. It is a much simpler thing to do and it is more concrete thing. Compared to etheric body, pranic body is physical. It's more physical kind of presence. It's energy but it's a physical energy. Etheric is a transitory energy, it is neither physical nor beyond. It is a transition. Bliss body is totally beyond the physical. So getting the pranic body out and putting it back is easy and it's a much stronger experience because a physical part of you goes out and gets back. Etheric body needs much more sadhana because that is not even in your experience, it is not something that you can touch unless you're in a certain level of sadhana and intensity within yourself. But every street corner they are doing astral travel these days. That's just hallucination. See these things were done for a certain purpose. It's called Parakaya Pravesa. There have been schools which have been fundamentally focused towards this in India. Simply for entertainment, it's not worth exploring those things because it takes enormous effort to get mastery of all those things. And in the end what? What do you achieve? It is of no spiritual consequence.

April 29, 2021

3:21

How to always be alert? Do you feel drowsy through the day?

Transcript: If sleep is invading your life just anytime of the day, one thing is, fundamental thing is to check up your basic health. Just checking if there's something wrong with your system. Physically wrong. That you're going through, as in, you're not well. When you're not well, you sleep much more than normal, isn't it? Because something is happening in the body which does not allow enough energy to do other...

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... things, it wants to rest. First thing is that. The second thing is, the food that you eat. So, if you, you must do, you know, generally for people who are in the yogic path, you know what they say? You should eat only 24 morsels. I'm not saying this to everybody. And if you're noticing that you're tending to fall asleep through the day, you eat only 24 morsels of food, that is, 24 mouthfuls. Why 24? I will not go into that number business now. But there's a science behind it. You only eat 24 mouthfuls. Mouthful does not mean. So, essentially your alertness depends on how keenly you manage your energies. So to assist it, you eat only 24 morsels. Try from dinner. Or you want to do it tomorrow? Shall we try this in dinner or tomorrow? Now if you do eat only 24 morsels, normal sized morsels, you will see in the morning you will wake up at 3:30. Yes. In the Indian way of looking at time, there's something called as a nimisha which has something to do with 24. That's why you eat 24. You eat 24. And still you must take the same time as somebody who is eating a full meal. Whoever, just see whoever eats maximum in the ashram, just see their plate. Till they get up, you must be sitting right there. Not simply sitting, you must chew. To every mouthful, you chew 24 times. 1, 2, 3, 4, chew it 24 times. Now you will see you will take more time than anybody else. But your food is pre-digested in your mouth before it goes in. It will not cause dullness. If you chew your food sufficiently, you will see food will not cause dullness. If it's masticated in the mouth region, then morning you will wake up at 3:30. What do I do Sadhguru? Just what you asked. Meditate.

Transcript: If sleep is invading your life just anytime of the day, one thing is, fundamental thing is to check up...

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... your basic health. Just checking if there's something wrong with your system. Physically wrong. That you're going through, as in, you're not well. When you're not well, you sleep much more than normal, isn't it? Because something is happening in the body which does not allow enough energy to do other things, it wants to rest. First thing is that. The second thing is, the food that you eat. So, if you, you must do, you know, generally for people who are in the yogic path, you know what they say? You should eat only 24 morsels. I'm not saying this to everybody. And if you're noticing that you're tending to fall asleep through the day, you eat only 24 morsels of food, that is, 24 mouthfuls. Why 24? I will not go into that number business now. But there's a science behind it. You only eat 24 mouthfuls. Mouthful does not mean. So, essentially your alertness depends on how keenly you manage your energies. So to assist it, you eat only 24 morsels. Try from dinner. Or you want to do it tomorrow? Shall we try this in dinner or tomorrow? Now if you do eat only 24 morsels, normal sized morsels, you will see in the morning you will wake up at 3:30. Yes. In the Indian way of looking at time, there's something called as a nimisha which has something to do with 24. That's why you eat 24. You eat 24. And still you must take the same time as somebody who is eating a full meal. Whoever, just see whoever eats maximum in the ashram, just see their plate. Till they get up, you must be sitting right there. Not simply sitting, you must chew. To every mouthful, you chew 24 times. 1, 2, 3, 4, chew it 24 times. Now you will see you will take more time than anybody else. But your food is pre-digested in your mouth before it goes in. It will not cause dullness. If you chew your food sufficiently, you will see food will not cause dullness. If it's masticated in the mouth region, then morning you will wake up at 3:30. What do I do Sadhguru? Just what you asked. Meditate.

April 28, 2021

3:35

How to deal with challenging times?

Transcript: Challenging times are an opportunity, both for individuals and the nation, to rise above their comfort zones and enhance life. If we look at life only in terms of social situations, our economic conditions, and other relative experiences of life, then we would see a challenging time as a disaster. But if you see life as life itself, if you see life the way I see it, then you would naturally see every...

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... challenging time is an opportunity for you to enhance your life and the life of the society around you, and the nation. Because challenging times means life is in a flux. When it's a flux, if you know how to ride life, it'll become a great possibility. Of course, there is a lot of difficulty, there is hardship. But hardship is one thing, suffering is another thing. Hardship is a situation in which we exist. Suffering is the psychological situation that we create. Hardship strengthens us, emboldens us. Hardship makes us strong towards a greater possibility. But suffering is an unfortunate consequence that a whole lot of human beings create because they have no control over their psychological space. When situations in the world are against you, your body, your mind, your emotion and your energies should work for you. For this you need a little bit of engineering yourself. An inner engineering needs to happen. This is the whole science of yoga, how to ensure that you are never the problem in your life. Make this one thing happen in your life, that you are never the problem in your life. There are a thousand problems of survival, of wanting to flourish in the world, of people, of enemies, of nations, of social situations. Many, many problems. But you should never be a problem in this world. You must always be a part of the solution.

Transcript: Challenging times are an opportunity, both for individuals and the nation, to rise above their comfort...

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... zones and enhance life. If we look at life only in terms of social situations, our economic conditions, and other relative experiences of life, then we would see a challenging time as a disaster. But if you see life as life itself, if you see life the way I see it, then you would naturally see every challenging time is an opportunity for you to enhance your life and the life of the society around you, and the nation. Because challenging times means life is in a flux. When it's a flux, if you know how to ride life, it'll become a great possibility. Of course, there is a lot of difficulty, there is hardship. But hardship is one thing, suffering is another thing. Hardship is a situation in which we exist. Suffering is the psychological situation that we create. Hardship strengthens us, emboldens us. Hardship makes us strong towards a greater possibility. But suffering is an unfortunate consequence that a whole lot of human beings create because they have no control over their psychological space. When situations in the world are against you, your body, your mind, your emotion and your energies should work for you. For this you need a little bit of engineering yourself. An inner engineering needs to happen. This is the whole science of yoga, how to ensure that you are never the problem in your life. Make this one thing happen in your life, that you are never the problem in your life. There are a thousand problems of survival, of wanting to flourish in the world, of people, of enemies, of nations, of social situations. Many, many problems. But you should never be a problem in this world. You must always be a part of the solution.

April 27, 2021

2:45

Do your genes rule you? Is it possible to break the genetic grip?

Transcript: So the reason why an individual human being may feel trapped in their own limited ways is simply because they are super identified with their memory. So one of the first steps in yoga is always this, that you start identifying with your ignorance never with your knowledge. Because your knowledge, it doesn't matter how vast it is, it is minuscule in this cosmos. But our ignorance is boundless. So to...

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... blow the maximum bubble that you want, first and foremost thing is you do not identify with your knowledge. That means you do not identify with your accumulated memory. Accumulated memory, on a superficial level, may be just what I learnt. But on a deeper level, it is my genetics, it is my evolutionary memory, it is all the different dimensions of memory. So one fundamental thing we do, which is something, which would be very interesting for doctors like you to study is, we do certain things with people so they'll become free from their genetic memory as far as possible. Except for the physiological factors, we want them to be released from their parentage. This is the purpose. The entire Eastern cultures were focused on this. Now it's all messed up, people have forgotten this. Otherwise one thing is, we are always seeing how to distance ourselves from the genetic memory because we saw that if you are identified with your genetic memory, you will just be a replay of your parents life. You will not be a fresh life. If you want to be a genuinely fresh possibility, you have to distance yourself. There are many types of processes through which we distance ourselves from genetic memory. You must see this, it's so dramatic. In the sense, in 24 hours' time, the human being changes completely. The very way they think, feel, understand, and perceive life. With some of them, even their facial features will change. Suddenly they look different within 24 hours' time. The change is so dramatic. So what do you do? Like him, I also delink. For a different purpose but, it's in a way alienating from the genetic memory so that your functionality is not limited to your genetics. That you are not a copy of the parents who produced you. Yes, they have given your body, they have nurtured you to a certain adulthood, after that their business is done. Now your business is to become a totally new potential of life. That's what it is. But this will not happen. You will see this happening with people. When they were 16, 18, they're very rebellious about how they want to be. But you watch the same people after they're 45, they're behaving just like their parents. They walk like them, sit like them, talk like them, everything coming back, catching up with them. Because the genetic memory overpowers the initial desire and exuberance of youth. Once it begins to receive, you will see you start behaving just like your parents. Because the genetic memory overpowers you.

Transcript: So the reason why an individual human being may feel trapped in their own limited ways is simply because...

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... they are super identified with their memory. So one of the first steps in yoga is always this, that you start identifying with your ignorance never with your knowledge. Because your knowledge, it doesn't matter how vast it is, it is minuscule in this cosmos. But our ignorance is boundless. So to blow the maximum bubble that you want, first and foremost thing is you do not identify with your knowledge. That means you do not identify with your accumulated memory. Accumulated memory, on a superficial level, may be just what I learnt. But on a deeper level, it is my genetics, it is my evolutionary memory, it is all the different dimensions of memory. So one fundamental thing we do, which is something, which would be very interesting for doctors like you to study is, we do certain things with people so they'll become free from their genetic memory as far as possible. Except for the physiological factors, we want them to be released from their parentage. This is the purpose. The entire Eastern cultures were focused on this. Now it's all messed up, people have forgotten this. Otherwise one thing is, we are always seeing how to distance ourselves from the genetic memory because we saw that if you are identified with your genetic memory, you will just be a replay of your parents life. You will not be a fresh life. If you want to be a genuinely fresh possibility, you have to distance yourself. There are many types of processes through which we distance ourselves from genetic memory. You must see this, it's so dramatic. In the sense, in 24 hours' time, the human being changes completely. The very way they think, feel, understand, and perceive life. With some of them, even their facial features will change. Suddenly they look different within 24 hours' time. The change is so dramatic. So what do you do? Like him, I also delink. For a different purpose but, it's in a way alienating from the genetic memory so that your functionality is not limited to your genetics. That you are not a copy of the parents who produced you. Yes, they have given your body, they have nurtured you to a certain adulthood, after that their business is done. Now your business is to become a totally new potential of life. That's what it is. But this will not happen. You will see this happening with people. When they were 16, 18, they're very rebellious about how they want to be. But you watch the same people after they're 45, they're behaving just like their parents. They walk like them, sit like them, talk like them, everything coming back, catching up with them. Because the genetic memory overpowers the initial desire and exuberance of youth. Once it begins to receive, you will see you start behaving just like your parents. Because the genetic memory overpowers you.

April 25, 2021

3:48

Is technology modern life slavery?

Transcript: In the era of democratisisation, of technology, innovation, smart phone, internet, social media, we are becoming more and more dependent on all of those tools. I am one of them. They are as important today as food, water, as breath, as air. I'm sorry for the question. Are we human beings becoming stupid? Are we slaves? Is this the modern life, modern life slavery for you? No, I don't see it that way....

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... Even if you are a caveman, you would carry a stick in your hand. You would never keep the stick down because it was necessary. Maybe there was a snake, maybe there was an animaly, maybe there was something else. Always a stick. Today you're carrying a cellphone. I don't see any difference. That stick was useful at that time. This phone is useful now. Now this is technology which has enabled us to do so many things. I remember 25 years ago, 30 years ago when I was building the foundation, you know, I had to go into those booth with a black phone and make 100, 200 calls at a time. Today if I just think about it, my phone calls. Alright? If I say a word, it'll call who I want and it's done. So life has become so much better because of a phone. But now people are in a state of compulsiveness. Anything you give, they're so compulsive, they make it into suffering. Compulsive eating, compulsive drinking, compulsive everything. So the problem is not phone, problem is not something else. Compulsiveness is the problem. The solution is only consciousness, there is no other way. And controlling ourselves. No, not controlling. Becoming conscious. If you become conscious, you're liberated, not controlled.

Transcript: In the era of democratisisation, of technology, innovation, smart phone, internet, social media, we are...

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... becoming more and more dependent on all of those tools. I am one of them. They are as important today as food, water, as breath, as air. I'm sorry for the question. Are we human beings becoming stupid? Are we slaves? Is this the modern life, modern life slavery for you? No, I don't see it that way. Even if you are a caveman, you would carry a stick in your hand. You would never keep the stick down because it was necessary. Maybe there was a snake, maybe there was an animaly, maybe there was something else. Always a stick. Today you're carrying a cellphone. I don't see any difference. That stick was useful at that time. This phone is useful now. Now this is technology which has enabled us to do so many things. I remember 25 years ago, 30 years ago when I was building the foundation, you know, I had to go into those booth with a black phone and make 100, 200 calls at a time. Today if I just think about it, my phone calls. Alright? If I say a word, it'll call who I want and it's done. So life has become so much better because of a phone. But now people are in a state of compulsiveness. Anything you give, they're so compulsive, they make it into suffering. Compulsive eating, compulsive drinking, compulsive everything. So the problem is not phone, problem is not something else. Compulsiveness is the problem. The solution is only consciousness, there is no other way. And controlling ourselves. No, not controlling. Becoming conscious. If you become conscious, you're liberated, not controlled.

April 24, 2021

2:08

Health tip – Walk barefoot on these days of the month

Transcript: Recently, somebody said this, just a week ago or ten days ago. This was published because you know M.F. Husain died. You know this? You know M.F. Husain, the artist died? So one of his most recent interviews, which he did with a famous or a well-known anchor in this country. Husain died in London at the age of 92. 92. He remained very active and energetic till the last day. So what is the secret? I...

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... think this interview was taken just three months before his death. What is the secret of your longevity, energy and health? He said just two things. Eat less, walk barefoot. Do you know this has been an issue with him in many controversies, where he was not allowed into certain very elite clubs barefoot. But he always insisted he walks barefoot. So for him to live long and healthy, this is the recipe he gave. Eat less, walk barefoot. It was very amusing for me to hear him say that. So what is the significance of barefoot? Especially those of you who find your body is not integrated enough, constantly it's troubling you. Such people should walk barefoot. It'll be nice if you can crawl, more contact I mean. This is why you prostrate. What do you think is the purpose of taking a dip in the temple pond and going and prostrating inside? Everything in your body comes in touch. This is what sashtang means, that the key points in your body must be in touch with the earth. For one who is on a spiritual sadhana, particularly on those days, shivaratri, amavasya and the next day after that, those three days. What is available on the planet is phenomenal. And it's also a reminder for you to intensify your sadhana. On that day, not missing the opportunity of what is there. So on that day walking barefoot. Every day there is benefit but on those days there is a particular kind of benefit, which is not only for physical health but also for spiritual well-being, also for creating the necessary momentum in the system for an upward moment.

Transcript: Recently, somebody said this, just a week ago or ten days ago. This was published because you know M.F....

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... Husain died. You know this? You know M.F. Husain, the artist died? So one of his most recent interviews, which he did with a famous or a well-known anchor in this country. Husain died in London at the age of 92. 92. He remained very active and energetic till the last day. So what is the secret? I think this interview was taken just three months before his death. What is the secret of your longevity, energy and health? He said just two things. Eat less, walk barefoot. Do you know this has been an issue with him in many controversies, where he was not allowed into certain very elite clubs barefoot. But he always insisted he walks barefoot. So for him to live long and healthy, this is the recipe he gave. Eat less, walk barefoot. It was very amusing for me to hear him say that. So what is the significance of barefoot? Especially those of you who find your body is not integrated enough, constantly it's troubling you. Such people should walk barefoot. It'll be nice if you can crawl, more contact I mean. This is why you prostrate. What do you think is the purpose of taking a dip in the temple pond and going and prostrating inside? Everything in your body comes in touch. This is what sashtang means, that the key points in your body must be in touch with the earth. For one who is on a spiritual sadhana, particularly on those days, shivaratri, amavasya and the next day after that, those three days. What is available on the planet is phenomenal. And it's also a reminder for you to intensify your sadhana. On that day, not missing the opportunity of what is there. So on that day walking barefoot. Every day there is benefit but on those days there is a particular kind of benefit, which is not only for physical health but also for spiritual well-being, also for creating the necessary momentum in the system for an upward moment.

April 23, 2021

3:51

What every parent must do for their child

Transcript: Q. Sadhguru, I am a mother of a girl child. What is my responsibility as a mother? Actually, I don't know. Sadhguru: Your mother of a what child? Q. Girl child. Sadhguru: Only your neighbor should see whether your daughter or your child is a girl or a boy. You should never see whether this is a girl or a boy. That's the best...

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... thing. Neighborhood boys will see that this is a girl, that's okay. You should not be wondering whether this is a boy or a girl, this is just a child. And the best thing you can do for your child is, if you think the way you are is everything, naturally your aspiration will be they should become like you. Which will be a backward step for next generation of people. What the next generation should be? What you cannot imagine, that's what they should be. If you mould them, how will you mould them? Like yourself? Don't try to mould them. Just, a child needs a stable, pleasant atmosphere to grow. To create a joyful, I'm saying, first joyful. First joyful then loving, do you understand? Otherwise this is just bloody sappy love without any joy and bliss around. It will make people miserable over a period of time. First joyful atmosphere. If you're capable of holding it, then you can add a little bit of your love to it. Children will need your love and attention till they're 5, 6, 7 after that they want to distance themselves, they want to become their own thing. And it's fine. You just, your only business is to keep them in a very joyful and loving incubator. Of course there will be somebody else on the street who will be trying to do something else with them. Those influences are always there, you should not protect them entirely from those things because someday they have to get out. But your business is not to mould them. One thing your child should not become is, they should not become like you. They should become something more than you, what you are, isn't it? Your idea of something more is they must earn more than you, they must have a bigger car, bigger house. This is unfortunate. If you are this joyful, they should become more joyful than you. If you are this intelligent, they should become more intelligent than you. If you're this balanced, they must be far more balanced than you. Yes? If your life is this rich, their life must be much richer. Richness not, the richness of your child's life or your life for that matter, should never never be a contribution from what you have. What you have gathered should never enhance your life. Please get this for yourself and your child. Who you are is who you are. What you have is, to what extent they're useful to us, we'll have those things, everything. But they should not enhance who you are. Who you are should happen from within you. If your child grows into this, whatever he or she becomes, it's fine. They need not be like you. Once you don't have this problem, that they don't have to be like you, then you will see it's such a joy and freedom to raise your child.

Transcript: Q. Sadhguru, I am a mother of a girl child. What is my responsibility as a mother? Actually,...

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... I don't know. Sadhguru: Your mother of a what child? Q. Girl child. Sadhguru: Only your neighbor should see whether your daughter or your child is a girl or a boy. You should never see whether this is a girl or a boy. That's the best thing. Neighborhood boys will see that this is a girl, that's okay. You should not be wondering whether this is a boy or a girl, this is just a child. And the best thing you can do for your child is, if you think the way you are is everything, naturally your aspiration will be they should become like you. Which will be a backward step for next generation of people. What the next generation should be? What you cannot imagine, that's what they should be. If you mould them, how will you mould them? Like yourself? Don't try to mould them. Just, a child needs a stable, pleasant atmosphere to grow. To create a joyful, I'm saying, first joyful. First joyful then loving, do you understand? Otherwise this is just bloody sappy love without any joy and bliss around. It will make people miserable over a period of time. First joyful atmosphere. If you're capable of holding it, then you can add a little bit of your love to it. Children will need your love and attention till they're 5, 6, 7 after that they want to distance themselves, they want to become their own thing. And it's fine. You just, your only business is to keep them in a very joyful and loving incubator. Of course there will be somebody else on the street who will be trying to do something else with them. Those influences are always there, you should not protect them entirely from those things because someday they have to get out. But your business is not to mould them. One thing your child should not become is, they should not become like you. They should become something more than you, what you are, isn't it? Your idea of something more is they must earn more than you, they must have a bigger car, bigger house. This is unfortunate. If you are this joyful, they should become more joyful than you. If you are this intelligent, they should become more intelligent than you. If you're this balanced, they must be far more balanced than you. Yes? If your life is this rich, their life must be much richer. Richness not, the richness of your child's life or your life for that matter, should never never be a contribution from what you have. What you have gathered should never enhance your life. Please get this for yourself and your child. Who you are is who you are. What you have is, to what extent they're useful to us, we'll have those things, everything. But they should not enhance who you are. Who you are should happen from within you. If your child grows into this, whatever he or she becomes, it's fine. They need not be like you. Once you don't have this problem, that they don't have to be like you, then you will see it's such a joy and freedom to raise your child.

April 22, 2021

3:52

How do I find my Guru?

Transcript: Where will you search? And how will you know who is Sadhguru and who is not Sadhguru. You have no way to judge, isn't it? So how do I seek something? You just seek. You simply seek, I want to know. The more you become I do not know, the deeper your seeking is, isn't it? Seeking does not mean seeking something. Seeking means seeking that which you do not know. If you have to seek, you should not make...

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... any assumptions, isn't it so? You already made an assumption god is sitting up in the heaven, I am seeking him. This is not seeking. This is just hallucination. Seeking means simply seeking. Seeking is possible only when a deep I do not know has happened within you. If a vacuum of I do not know happens within you, Sadhguru will happen to you. You don't have to search. Because you don't know how to search. If you search with your intellect, naturally you will search for that kind of person with whom you are most comfortable, isn't it? See if you seek a friend, what kind of friend do you seek? Do you seek a friend who punctures your ego every day? You seek a friend who nourishes your ego every day, isn't it? Yes or no? If somebody punctures your ego, he becomes your enemy, isn't it? So even if you seek a guru, you will only seek with this context. And that kind of guru who comforts you is no good to you. There's nothing spiritual about giving solace to people. It is just a psychological comfort, which your family can offer, which your dog can offer. Dog is good solace for you, isn't it? Yes or no? You have pets at home? They can be a great source of solace for you, isn't it so? You don't need a god for solace. You seek the beyond, not for solace but for liberation, to become free from everything that you are right now. So if you are seeking a guru for solace, there are many. If you are seeking a guru for liberation, then if you sit with him, you feel threatened, you want to run away from him. But at the same time you don't want to leave him for a moment. If you constantly feel threatened by him, at the same time you want to be with him, that means he's a good guru for you. If you are very comfortable with him, he is a no good guru for you. You must be constantly uncomfortable with him, at the same time you long to be with him, that is a good prescription for you.

Transcript: Where will you search? And how will you know who is Sadhguru and who is not Sadhguru. You have no way...

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... to judge, isn't it? So how do I seek something? You just seek. You simply seek, I want to know. The more you become I do not know, the deeper your seeking is, isn't it? Seeking does not mean seeking something. Seeking means seeking that which you do not know. If you have to seek, you should not make any assumptions, isn't it so? You already made an assumption god is sitting up in the heaven, I am seeking him. This is not seeking. This is just hallucination. Seeking means simply seeking. Seeking is possible only when a deep I do not know has happened within you. If a vacuum of I do not know happens within you, Sadhguru will happen to you. You don't have to search. Because you don't know how to search. If you search with your intellect, naturally you will search for that kind of person with whom you are most comfortable, isn't it? See if you seek a friend, what kind of friend do you seek? Do you seek a friend who punctures your ego every day? You seek a friend who nourishes your ego every day, isn't it? Yes or no? If somebody punctures your ego, he becomes your enemy, isn't it? So even if you seek a guru, you will only seek with this context. And that kind of guru who comforts you is no good to you. There's nothing spiritual about giving solace to people. It is just a psychological comfort, which your family can offer, which your dog can offer. Dog is good solace for you, isn't it? Yes or no? You have pets at home? They can be a great source of solace for you, isn't it so? You don't need a god for solace. You seek the beyond, not for solace but for liberation, to become free from everything that you are right now. So if you are seeking a guru for solace, there are many. If you are seeking a guru for liberation, then if you sit with him, you feel threatened, you want to run away from him. But at the same time you don't want to leave him for a moment. If you constantly feel threatened by him, at the same time you want to be with him, that means he's a good guru for you. If you are very comfortable with him, he is a no good guru for you. You must be constantly uncomfortable with him, at the same time you long to be with him, that is a good prescription for you.

April 21, 2021

3:15

How to cleanse the Aura – 4 types of bath

Transcript: Aura is a certain manifestation of yourself. A subtler manifestation in the physical body. Keeping it clean is good. Aura is a manifestation, it's not a presence by itself. But what you manifested yesterday, or what you manifested 10 years ago, may be still hanging around you and not allowing you to become what you want to be. So that can be cleansed. Have you noticed that when you have a shower, or...

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... a bath as we say in India, which is not a dip but pouring of water over your body. When you let water go over you, you're not just cleaning the physical self, that is you're not just cleaning the skin. Something else also gets cleaned. Let's say you're feeling very angry, agitated, and all kinds of things happening within you. You just go have a shower and come out, you feel. All the nonsense kind of washed off. So a shower is not just about cleaning the skin of your body. You can cleanse the aura to some extent because what you call as body is a manifestation or a play of five elements. So you can give yourself a water bath. You can similarly give yourself a wind bath. You must see this. Suppose there's a gentle breeze flowing, you just went and stood like this. Suppose you wear thin clothes and simply stand like this. After some time you feel. Have you noticed that? Have you noticed this? You feel so clean and you want to feel like transparent and you want to fly away. Wind can do that. It should be just of the right velocity and feel and temperature and everything, if it's right, you will see wind just cleanses you. Wind bath. We can also give you a mud bath. You know if you go to the rejuvenation center, they're giving you a mud bath. Similarly we can give you a fire bath. So what's being done in the temple is a fire bath because, you know she's Bhairavi. You just give yourself a fire bath. Of course you can't pour it over your body. You just touch the aura of your body in a certain way. There are certain patterns running in your aura, along the tracks you run the fire, you will see suddenly you'll feel bright and clear.

Transcript: Aura is a certain manifestation of yourself. A subtler manifestation in the physical body. Keeping it...

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... clean is good. Aura is a manifestation, it's not a presence by itself. But what you manifested yesterday, or what you manifested 10 years ago, may be still hanging around you and not allowing you to become what you want to be. So that can be cleansed. Have you noticed that when you have a shower, or a bath as we say in India, which is not a dip but pouring of water over your body. When you let water go over you, you're not just cleaning the physical self, that is you're not just cleaning the skin. Something else also gets cleaned. Let's say you're feeling very angry, agitated, and all kinds of things happening within you. You just go have a shower and come out, you feel. All the nonsense kind of washed off. So a shower is not just about cleaning the skin of your body. You can cleanse the aura to some extent because what you call as body is a manifestation or a play of five elements. So you can give yourself a water bath. You can similarly give yourself a wind bath. You must see this. Suppose there's a gentle breeze flowing, you just went and stood like this. Suppose you wear thin clothes and simply stand like this. After some time you feel. Have you noticed that? Have you noticed this? You feel so clean and you want to feel like transparent and you want to fly away. Wind can do that. It should be just of the right velocity and feel and temperature and everything, if it's right, you will see wind just cleanses you. Wind bath. We can also give you a mud bath. You know if you go to the rejuvenation center, they're giving you a mud bath. Similarly we can give you a fire bath. So what's being done in the temple is a fire bath because, you know she's Bhairavi. You just give yourself a fire bath. Of course you can't pour it over your body. You just touch the aura of your body in a certain way. There are certain patterns running in your aura, along the tracks you run the fire, you will see suddenly you'll feel bright and clear.

April 16, 2021

3:25

Sadhguru’s experiment with Death

Transcript: This happened to me when I was just 13 years of age. We went for a Dusshera vacation, which was just about 15 days or so, and when we came back, we realized one of our classmates had died. A girl. In the vacation time she died of pneumonia. So her brother, who was one year junior to us, came back and said she died in the vacation. So initially we thought this was fun and we tried to imitate a female...

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... voice and answer our attendance and things, because they were still calling her name in the attendance book. But after some time this just freaked me out. This girl is just our age, she was right here, and she just evaporated. Where the hell is she? I thought she's going to come back after a few days. Do the act and come back. But then I saw this is not an act, it's gone. This just got me up like this and I couldn't go to school for a few days. This is not something emotional or nothing. Okay? I have nothing for that person as such, but just the intrigue that somebody who was real just like me, poof. Search where you want. So I really wanted to know what the hell happens. It just so freaked my mind, I wanted to know. So I thought I'll go and see myself. Because I'm made like this, I want to go and see everything for myself. So I went and researched through my father's medicine cabinet. Then I found a bottle of barbiturates and I took them out. Because it was opened, I counted there were 98 of them. And I just mildly inquired, how many does it take. They said an adult could die with 30. 25-30 tablets, they could die. And I thought I am only 13. 98 is good enough. So I had lots of properties. Many things, you know, I won't tell you what all they are. I distributed all of them among my friends and I told a few of my friends you know I'm going, I want to see what the hell this is. They thought I'm joking, they were happy I'm giving away things. They thought some nut case is talking something. So I went home and I knew if I'm on empty stomach it'll be good and I refused to eat my dinner. I said, I have stomach pain, I don't want to eat. And I swallowed 98 barbiturates and went to sleep. And then I don't know what happened. After three days I sort of opened my eyes and I was not in heaven or hell or anywhere. When I saw the rafters, I knew it was my dad's hospital. I immediately closed my eyes. I thought I knew I was in the wrong place. Three days they gave me some, all kinds of stomach washes and they kept me on drip and they did every kind of possible thing and they didn't let me go. Three days later, after all that, I still did not know anything. All I knew was I blanked out for three days and I was in a hospital bed. Then I knew this is not the way to find out.

Transcript: This happened to me when I was just 13 years of age. We went for a Dusshera vacation, which was just...

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... about 15 days or so, and when we came back, we realized one of our classmates had died. A girl. In the vacation time she died of pneumonia. So her brother, who was one year junior to us, came back and said she died in the vacation. So initially we thought this was fun and we tried to imitate a female voice and answer our attendance and things, because they were still calling her name in the attendance book. But after some time this just freaked me out. This girl is just our age, she was right here, and she just evaporated. Where the hell is she? I thought she's going to come back after a few days. Do the act and come back. But then I saw this is not an act, it's gone. This just got me up like this and I couldn't go to school for a few days. This is not something emotional or nothing. Okay? I have nothing for that person as such, but just the intrigue that somebody who was real just like me, poof. Search where you want. So I really wanted to know what the hell happens. It just so freaked my mind, I wanted to know. So I thought I'll go and see myself. Because I'm made like this, I want to go and see everything for myself. So I went and researched through my father's medicine cabinet. Then I found a bottle of barbiturates and I took them out. Because it was opened, I counted there were 98 of them. And I just mildly inquired, how many does it take. They said an adult could die with 30. 25-30 tablets, they could die. And I thought I am only 13. 98 is good enough. So I had lots of properties. Many things, you know, I won't tell you what all they are. I distributed all of them among my friends and I told a few of my friends you know I'm going, I want to see what the hell this is. They thought I'm joking, they were happy I'm giving away things. They thought some nut case is talking something. So I went home and I knew if I'm on empty stomach it'll be good and I refused to eat my dinner. I said, I have stomach pain, I don't want to eat. And I swallowed 98 barbiturates and went to sleep. And then I don't know what happened. After three days I sort of opened my eyes and I was not in heaven or hell or anywhere. When I saw the rafters, I knew it was my dad's hospital. I immediately closed my eyes. I thought I knew I was in the wrong place. Three days they gave me some, all kinds of stomach washes and they kept me on drip and they did every kind of possible thing and they didn't let me go. Three days later, after all that, I still did not know anything. All I knew was I blanked out for three days and I was in a hospital bed. Then I knew this is not the way to find out.

April 15, 2021

4:00

Benefits of burning incense – what is the right material for incense?

Transcript: Incense burning is about the atmosphere, not about you. Because different spaces, indoors especially. In different spaces there are different kinds of, one thing is smells. There's also different kinds of energy structures which will happen. The shape and size of the room will do this. This is why there is such a attention to the shape and size of the room. In Indian culture, there is a whole attention...

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... to the shape and size of the room in which you live. So, different shapes and sizes kind of create different kinds of energy structures. These energy structures can, if they become very strong, can determine your psychological and emotional state. Which either can be conducive or can become an impediment in who you want to be. So certain substances like sandal in India. There is something called a sambrani which is a very powerful thing, which is used even when people are ill. First thing they do is this and it is now been found it also kills certain types of bacteria in the air and also on the surfaces. So especially if there is a sick person in the house, sambrani everywhere. If they want to do some auspicious event, sambrani all over the place. It's a certain kind of regime, which as a tree drips. This has a powerful impact on the atmosphere. It is not necessarily a fragrance. It is a different kind of thing that it clarifies the air, it just makes the atmosphere feel more lively. Fundamentally it, whatever structures that they are there, it will make indoor like outdoor. If you burn a mild, you shouldn't to put too much then you will sneeze and lose your brains. Just mild sambrani in the house will make it feel like, though you're indoors, the feeling is of outdoors because it's an unstructured space. Especially if death happens in the family, sambrani is burnt for up to 11 to 12 days because they want to clear that air completely. Incense has a certain impact but don't overdo it. Don't think it will determine your spiritual nature. It can change the atmosphere a little bit. It should not be over certified. It has certain impact. These days incense is being made with chemical stuff. Best you don't burn those things. It's very, very important before, you have enough chemical thing happening on the street, in the industry, in the factory floor that you may be working, wherever. There's enough chemicals floating around. At least within your house do not burn chemically made incense because I think that is almost 70% or 80% of what's available in the market today is chemical. You must take it out before you burn it. It's very, very important because within the closed enclosures if you burn chemicals, well the negative impact of that is very, very big. So it must be natural resin or certain other oils, essential oils and things which can make a difference.

Transcript: Incense burning is about the atmosphere, not about you. Because different spaces, indoors especially....

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... In different spaces there are different kinds of, one thing is smells. There's also different kinds of energy structures which will happen. The shape and size of the room will do this. This is why there is such a attention to the shape and size of the room. In Indian culture, there is a whole attention to the shape and size of the room in which you live. So, different shapes and sizes kind of create different kinds of energy structures. These energy structures can, if they become very strong, can determine your psychological and emotional state. Which either can be conducive or can become an impediment in who you want to be. So certain substances like sandal in India. There is something called a sambrani which is a very powerful thing, which is used even when people are ill. First thing they do is this and it is now been found it also kills certain types of bacteria in the air and also on the surfaces. So especially if there is a sick person in the house, sambrani everywhere. If they want to do some auspicious event, sambrani all over the place. It's a certain kind of regime, which as a tree drips. This has a powerful impact on the atmosphere. It is not necessarily a fragrance. It is a different kind of thing that it clarifies the air, it just makes the atmosphere feel more lively. Fundamentally it, whatever structures that they are there, it will make indoor like outdoor. If you burn a mild, you shouldn't to put too much then you will sneeze and lose your brains. Just mild sambrani in the house will make it feel like, though you're indoors, the feeling is of outdoors because it's an unstructured space. Especially if death happens in the family, sambrani is burnt for up to 11 to 12 days because they want to clear that air completely. Incense has a certain impact but don't overdo it. Don't think it will determine your spiritual nature. It can change the atmosphere a little bit. It should not be over certified. It has certain impact. These days incense is being made with chemical stuff. Best you don't burn those things. It's very, very important before, you have enough chemical thing happening on the street, in the industry, in the factory floor that you may be working, wherever. There's enough chemicals floating around. At least within your house do not burn chemically made incense because I think that is almost 70% or 80% of what's available in the market today is chemical. You must take it out before you burn it. It's very, very important because within the closed enclosures if you burn chemicals, well the negative impact of that is very, very big. So it must be natural resin or certain other oils, essential oils and things which can make a difference.

April 14, 2021

4:05

Benefits of applying Vibhuti (sacred ash) – how to prepare and where to apply?

Transcript: Ash is made in different ways. A yogi always uses ash from a cremation ground. For householders, people who are holding on to their houses. For householders we made other kind of ash. We made it from, the next best thing that we did was, cow dung. We burnt it and made ash. This is also good, it does certain things. It opens up your receptivity in a certain way. So we said don't apply it all over your...

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... body, just in certain points. If that is also difficult, then we did rice bran. Otherwise we did sesame seed ash. Like this we produce more and more benign things. But when Adiyogi used, he used cremation ground ashes. Even today many yogis use only that. But you should not do that unless you're properly initiated into the process and you know what to do with it and if certain things happen, you know what to do with it. For you the simple ash, either made out of cow dung or rice bran. When you apply, if you go into a space which is energetically charged in some way, if you apply it between your eyebrows. There is a spot, you must know this exact spot, there is a spot behind your ears, if you apply on those two sides and the pit of your throat and where the rib cage meets, just beneath that. The idea is you want the higher aspects of who you are to become receptive. See right now, to put the example very basic, I want you to understand this, don't react to these things. Now let us say you are a man. A woman came in front of you. It is not just the eyes, the whole body responds, okay. It depends who it is, what it is. Now, if you look at her in a certain way, you may think she's your mother. If you look at her in another way, you may be drawn to her sexually. If you look at her in another way, you may be repelled because it reminds you of something. Reminder need not be necessarily in the mind, it's all over the body. So now you're walking on the street, you don't want to get entangled in all these things. If you see anything, you want to receive this in the highest possible way. So you apply vibhuti to make those spots more sensitive. So that your receptivity is in the higher dimension of life, not on the lower dimension of life. When I say lower, I am not talking in terms of hierarchy, high and low. I'm talking geographically lower in your body, okay. It is not a question of morality, it is not a question of right and wrong. It is a question of entanglement. If you receive from higher dimensions within you, there is no entanglement. If you receive the same thing from lower dimensions, the same thing will become entangling in the process.

Transcript: Ash is made in different ways. A yogi always uses ash from a cremation ground. For householders, people...

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... who are holding on to their houses. For householders we made other kind of ash. We made it from, the next best thing that we did was, cow dung. We burnt it and made ash. This is also good, it does certain things. It opens up your receptivity in a certain way. So we said don't apply it all over your body, just in certain points. If that is also difficult, then we did rice bran. Otherwise we did sesame seed ash. Like this we produce more and more benign things. But when Adiyogi used, he used cremation ground ashes. Even today many yogis use only that. But you should not do that unless you're properly initiated into the process and you know what to do with it and if certain things happen, you know what to do with it. For you the simple ash, either made out of cow dung or rice bran. When you apply, if you go into a space which is energetically charged in some way, if you apply it between your eyebrows. There is a spot, you must know this exact spot, there is a spot behind your ears, if you apply on those two sides and the pit of your throat and where the rib cage meets, just beneath that. The idea is you want the higher aspects of who you are to become receptive. See right now, to put the example very basic, I want you to understand this, don't react to these things. Now let us say you are a man. A woman came in front of you. It is not just the eyes, the whole body responds, okay. It depends who it is, what it is. Now, if you look at her in a certain way, you may think she's your mother. If you look at her in another way, you may be drawn to her sexually. If you look at her in another way, you may be repelled because it reminds you of something. Reminder need not be necessarily in the mind, it's all over the body. So now you're walking on the street, you don't want to get entangled in all these things. If you see anything, you want to receive this in the highest possible way. So you apply vibhuti to make those spots more sensitive. So that your receptivity is in the higher dimension of life, not on the lower dimension of life. When I say lower, I am not talking in terms of hierarchy, high and low. I'm talking geographically lower in your body, okay. It is not a question of morality, it is not a question of right and wrong. It is a question of entanglement. If you receive from higher dimensions within you, there is no entanglement. If you receive the same thing from lower dimensions, the same thing will become entangling in the process.

April 13, 2021

3:33

Wearing black clothes can cause psychological issues

Transcript: Colour as we know it, colour as our visual apparatus know it, is only a certain breakdown of the white light. Something looks red not because it is red. Because, of the entire spectrum of colours which exist in the white light, it holds back everything and reflects only red, or in other words what it rejects becomes its colour. That means the perception is completely wrong. You think something is red,...

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... it's everything except red. And you think it's red because it's reflecting red light only, rest it's holding back. So something is white because it's reflecting everything as it is. So, if you move about in areas and spaces and situations where you have no control over what happens around you. Always white was suggested, if you walked out, white. Because you don't know what's happening, you don't know what's happening in the world around you, you don't know what's happening in whose mind, what thoughts, what emotions people carry. So white gives you a certain protection because it reflects everything. Not just the light, the very energy. Black absorbs everything. If you're in a space where you want to absorb what is around you, you must wear black. But if you wear black in a place where you don't want to absorb, but you wear because you look slimmer, then you will start accumulating all kinds of things. I would. It's a very unpopular thing to say. I would ascribe at least 20 to 25% of psychological struggles that people go through to remaining in black clothes for long periods of time in all kinds of situations where they should not be. People are wearing black for mourning. When somebody's dead, black is one thing you should never wear. If there is death around you, you must always wear white because you don't want to absorb that kind of energy. But I see everybody is wearing black when there is death, complete misunderstanding of life or no awareness at all. You've just arrived at things intellectually. So if there's anything that you don't want to absorb, you must wear white. All the other colours are in between play. But it is between black and white. White means complete reflection, black means no reflection. In between is selective reflection. That's for fun. But where we want to really absorb something, we wear black. Where we want to reflect, then you wear white.

Transcript: Colour as we know it, colour as our visual apparatus know it, is only a certain breakdown of the white...

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... light. Something looks red not because it is red. Because, of the entire spectrum of colours which exist in the white light, it holds back everything and reflects only red, or in other words what it rejects becomes its colour. That means the perception is completely wrong. You think something is red, it's everything except red. And you think it's red because it's reflecting red light only, rest it's holding back. So something is white because it's reflecting everything as it is. So, if you move about in areas and spaces and situations where you have no control over what happens around you. Always white was suggested, if you walked out, white. Because you don't know what's happening, you don't know what's happening in the world around you, you don't know what's happening in whose mind, what thoughts, what emotions people carry. So white gives you a certain protection because it reflects everything. Not just the light, the very energy. Black absorbs everything. If you're in a space where you want to absorb what is around you, you must wear black. But if you wear black in a place where you don't want to absorb, but you wear because you look slimmer, then you will start accumulating all kinds of things. I would. It's a very unpopular thing to say. I would ascribe at least 20 to 25% of psychological struggles that people go through to remaining in black clothes for long periods of time in all kinds of situations where they should not be. People are wearing black for mourning. When somebody's dead, black is one thing you should never wear. If there is death around you, you must always wear white because you don't want to absorb that kind of energy. But I see everybody is wearing black when there is death, complete misunderstanding of life or no awareness at all. You've just arrived at things intellectually. So if there's anything that you don't want to absorb, you must wear white. All the other colours are in between play. But it is between black and white. White means complete reflection, black means no reflection. In between is selective reflection. That's for fun. But where we want to really absorb something, we wear black. Where we want to reflect, then you wear white.

April 10, 2021

3:46

A simple trick to improve self confidence

Transcript: Confidence is not a substitute for clarity. You need clarity to be successful, not confidence. Confidence means, where there is no clarity, you made up something in your mind to feel bullish. That's not the way to success. Well that could succeed sometimes. When, with absolute confidence if you walk through, maybe, maybe you will not sink. But, confidence without clarity is a disastrous process. Unfortunately,...

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... so-called influencers, coaches, people who are training people in management and other things, trying to build confidence. Especially if you're a leader of people, extremely important that you have clarity not confidence. Confidence means you have the courage to step into empty places. Confidence means you have the propensity to step into pitfalls. When you have the position of a leader, you have no business to do that. This whole business of confidence without clarity comes from a religious basis where people believe that if they believe something, it will happen. Well it is like flipping of a coin. If you believe it will be heads, it will be heads 50% of the time. If you're only successful 50% of the time, the only two professions left for you is, you can either become a weatherman or an astrologer. These days something more than 50% is even expected of a weatherman. So there's only one left for you.

Transcript: Confidence is not a substitute for clarity. You need clarity to be successful, not confidence. Confidence...

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... means, where there is no clarity, you made up something in your mind to feel bullish. That's not the way to success. Well that could succeed sometimes. When, with absolute confidence if you walk through, maybe, maybe you will not sink. But, confidence without clarity is a disastrous process. Unfortunately, so-called influencers, coaches, people who are training people in management and other things, trying to build confidence. Especially if you're a leader of people, extremely important that you have clarity not confidence. Confidence means you have the courage to step into empty places. Confidence means you have the propensity to step into pitfalls. When you have the position of a leader, you have no business to do that. This whole business of confidence without clarity comes from a religious basis where people believe that if they believe something, it will happen. Well it is like flipping of a coin. If you believe it will be heads, it will be heads 50% of the time. If you're only successful 50% of the time, the only two professions left for you is, you can either become a weatherman or an astrologer. These days something more than 50% is even expected of a weatherman. So there's only one left for you.

April 9, 2021

2:14

Just take care of these 3 things to always be healthy

Transcript: To create health for yourself, there are three fundamentals that you need to take care of. Food, activity and rest. When it comes to food, one of the most important things that you must be conscious of is, on a certain day when you eat a certain type of food, whatever you eat, you must consciously notice how quickly does it digest and become a part of yourself. Any food that you eat, if it lasts over...

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... three hours, that means you've eaten bad food and that is something to be either avoided or reduced in quantity. If food moves out of your stomach bag within three hours, this means you're eating something that your system can handle efficiently. It may not be the best food, but your system is able to handle it. And between one meal and the next meal, if you create a clear gap of five to six hours and in between if there is no other ingestion, you will see the cleansing process in the system on the cellular level. Cleansing will happen. This cleansing on the cellular level is most important and significant for a healthful life. So between meals there must be at least five to six hours of space. If you're over 30 years of age, two meals a day, two good meals a day will suffice. One in the morning and one in the evening. After the evening meal, before you go to bed, there must be a minimum of three hours. And if there is a certain amount of physical activity, not necessarily very heavy or strenuous activity, just simple walking or maybe a dance or something like this. Create something for yourself where, about at least 20 to 30 minutes there is some physical activity after the evening meal. If you do this, largely, your system will be healthy. If one goes to bed with food still inside the stomach bag, a certain level of inertia is generated in the system. This inertia, physiologically it's like accelerating towards death. Death is ultimate inertia. And if you go to bed with stomach full, one thing is it generates inertia. Another dimension is the stomach bag is full means it will create pressure on other organs in the abdomen region. This will also lead to various kinds of health issues. It's very important when you go to bed, again, food has moved out of the stomach bag. That the bag is not heavy. When it comes to activity, in this brief time I don't want to give you an exercise regimen. The simple thing that we need to understand is, our body is capable of bending forward, bending backward and twisting sideways on either side. This much activity must happen. Whatever we do, in whatever form. If you do classical Hatha Yoga, that is the best way to do it, scientific way of doing it. If that is not yet in your life, you must somehow make sure every day you bend forward, backward and twist both ways and squat. So that stretching of the spinal column will happen. This much activity is a must for everybody on a daily basis if we want to keep the entire system in a healthful state. Particularly your neurological system, which will be an issue as one ages. The volume of rest that an individual needs is determined by various factors. What the body needs is restfulness, not necessarily sleep. Most people understand that sleep is the only way to rest. No. If you are in a lively state of restfulness moment to moment in your life, the volume of sleep you actually require will come down.

Transcript: To create health for yourself, there are three fundamentals that you need to take care of. Food, activity...

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... and rest. When it comes to food, one of the most important things that you must be conscious of is, on a certain day when you eat a certain type of food, whatever you eat, you must consciously notice how quickly does it digest and become a part of yourself. Any food that you eat, if it lasts over three hours, that means you've eaten bad food and that is something to be either avoided or reduced in quantity. If food moves out of your stomach bag within three hours, this means you're eating something that your system can handle efficiently. It may not be the best food, but your system is able to handle it. And between one meal and the next meal, if you create a clear gap of five to six hours and in between if there is no other ingestion, you will see the cleansing process in the system on the cellular level. Cleansing will happen. This cleansing on the cellular level is most important and significant for a healthful life. So between meals there must be at least five to six hours of space. If you're over 30 years of age, two meals a day, two good meals a day will suffice. One in the morning and one in the evening. After the evening meal, before you go to bed, there must be a minimum of three hours. And if there is a certain amount of physical activity, not necessarily very heavy or strenuous activity, just simple walking or maybe a dance or something like this. Create something for yourself where, about at least 20 to 30 minutes there is some physical activity after the evening meal. If you do this, largely, your system will be healthy. If one goes to bed with food still inside the stomach bag, a certain level of inertia is generated in the system. This inertia, physiologically it's like accelerating towards death. Death is ultimate inertia. And if you go to bed with stomach full, one thing is it generates inertia. Another dimension is the stomach bag is full means it will create pressure on other organs in the abdomen region. This will also lead to various kinds of health issues. It's very important when you go to bed, again, food has moved out of the stomach bag. That the bag is not heavy. When it comes to activity, in this brief time I don't want to give you an exercise regimen. The simple thing that we need to understand is, our body is capable of bending forward, bending backward and twisting sideways on either side. This much activity must happen. Whatever we do, in whatever form. If you do classical Hatha Yoga, that is the best way to do it, scientific way of doing it. If that is not yet in your life, you must somehow make sure every day you bend forward, backward and twist both ways and squat. So that stretching of the spinal column will happen. This much activity is a must for everybody on a daily basis if we want to keep the entire system in a healthful state. Particularly your neurological system, which will be an issue as one ages. The volume of rest that an individual needs is determined by various factors. What the body needs is restfulness, not necessarily sleep. Most people understand that sleep is the only way to rest. No. If you are in a lively state of restfulness moment to moment in your life, the volume of sleep you actually require will come down.

April 7, 2021

3:59

What is the right place to meditate?

Transcript: How significant is the place or the location where we do meditation? Well, there's a problem in this question. If I say yes, there will be trouble. If I say no, there will be trouble. So it's yes and no. Yes because of course different places are geared in different ways. Some places are created for certain purposes. If you go sit in the Dhyanalinga, you will see that that's engineered for that. But...

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... another way of looking at it is, either you can go in search of significant places or you can make any place significant. I feel the second option is good. But, for that, your presence should become significant. Your presence being significant means, it's a simple arrangement. You have three dimensions of yourself right now. It can be further divided but basically you have a physical body, you have a psychological structure of thought and emotion, and you have an energy body. All these three dimensions are pervaded by certain karmic content. Depending upon this karmic content, your body behaves in one way, your mind behaves in another way, your energies behave another way. For the same situations, different people behave differently. All dimensions. Body behaves differently, mind behaves differently, energies behave differently. Now, in a way what we are looking at right from the basic Shambhavi Mudra practice, what we are looking at is to rearrange them in such a way. The first thing is always life energy, the most dominant force in your life is not your body. Because if body is a dominant force, it will do its own little compulsive things and that's all it can do. If mind is the most dominant thing, most of the time you don't know what the hell you're doing. All right? You'll always be thinking of freedom and imitating the society in which you live. That's all that will happen. Yes. Either you will be imitating it or you will be reacting to it. Both ways you're a slave to what is around you because this is what the mind will do. So you have to arrange yourself in such a way, your life or your life energy is the first thing in your life. This is the most dominant thing. Your body and your mind are minor things. If this one thing happens, then space doesn't matter. Wherever you sit, it's fine. Wherever you sit, it's a significant place because your life has become significant. Significance of life when I say, I'm not talking in terms of social terms. How significant you are in this world, that's not the point. As a life you become significant. Only when you become significant as a life, then you'll see it doesn't matter what you do. Whatever you do is still worthwhile.

Transcript: How significant is the place or the location where we do meditation? Well, there's a problem in this...

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... question. If I say yes, there will be trouble. If I say no, there will be trouble. So it's yes and no. Yes because of course different places are geared in different ways. Some places are created for certain purposes. If you go sit in the Dhyanalinga, you will see that that's engineered for that. But another way of looking at it is, either you can go in search of significant places or you can make any place significant. I feel the second option is good. But, for that, your presence should become significant. Your presence being significant means, it's a simple arrangement. You have three dimensions of yourself right now. It can be further divided but basically you have a physical body, you have a psychological structure of thought and emotion, and you have an energy body. All these three dimensions are pervaded by certain karmic content. Depending upon this karmic content, your body behaves in one way, your mind behaves in another way, your energies behave another way. For the same situations, different people behave differently. All dimensions. Body behaves differently, mind behaves differently, energies behave differently. Now, in a way what we are looking at right from the basic Shambhavi Mudra practice, what we are looking at is to rearrange them in such a way. The first thing is always life energy, the most dominant force in your life is not your body. Because if body is a dominant force, it will do its own little compulsive things and that's all it can do. If mind is the most dominant thing, most of the time you don't know what the hell you're doing. All right? You'll always be thinking of freedom and imitating the society in which you live. That's all that will happen. Yes. Either you will be imitating it or you will be reacting to it. Both ways you're a slave to what is around you because this is what the mind will do. So you have to arrange yourself in such a way, your life or your life energy is the first thing in your life. This is the most dominant thing. Your body and your mind are minor things. If this one thing happens, then space doesn't matter. Wherever you sit, it's fine. Wherever you sit, it's a significant place because your life has become significant. Significance of life when I say, I'm not talking in terms of social terms. How significant you are in this world, that's not the point. As a life you become significant. Only when you become significant as a life, then you'll see it doesn't matter what you do. Whatever you do is still worthwhile.

April 6, 2021

3:31

Are your clothes killing you?

Transcript: There's substantial studies which show that wearing synthetic fiber causes immense damage to the system and could be the source of various diseases that we are suffering. Unexplained levels of cancer, many things. Some people say, it is still not very well established, but definitely it has impact. They are saying almost there is not a single American citizen, who doesn't have a certain amount of plastic...

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... in their bodies. This may be so everywhere, probably only Americans have been studied. They've been put under the microscope. They say on an average 28 grams of plastic could be in American citizens' body. Both from food consumption and textiles that they use. Especially for children, the level of skin allergies and other things you're finding is mainly because of the type of clothing they're using. And once you use synthetic clothing, it is very flammable. So to make it not so flammable, they're using other kinds of chemicals which are carcinogenic, there's no question about that. So these things need to be reversed now because as it is, it is estimated we are, on an average every human being on the planet has five times more clothing than what our grandparents had. That sum number even sounds low to me. That's among your clients. Yeah. I mean when I see people's closets. On an average, I'm saying. But by 2025, they say that's going to double. That means we'll have 10 times more. So when this kind of phenomenal increase in textile consumption is on the threshold, I think it's very important we bring back natural fiber. The way we dress is destroying the world. Textile has become the third largest polluter on the planet. So one important thing that needs to happen is to shift back to natural fiber as much as possible in the coming few decades. If we don't do that, because everybody's shooting the plastic bag which is visible. The lowly plastic bag is, yes it needs to be handled. But it is not the main thing. It's just visible and flying all over the place. But textile or poly fiber is one of the biggest polluters when it comes to plastic pollution. It's the largest one actually. But it goes unaddressed because it is all microfiber. It's in your body, it's in the food that we eat, it's in the water that we drink, it's everywhere. So shifting back to natural fiber as much as possible is an important thing and this is also, this will also handle variety of other aspects for nations which grow natural fiber and have the capacity and the talent to produce yarn and then to weave it in many different ways. Which is a skill that human beings developed for over thousands of years. You know it took millennia to develop these skills. But we're just killing it just in one or two generations. Simply because we got machine made cloth and we got synthetic fiber. So overall well-being of the human being involves clothing also. So here I am.

Transcript: There's substantial studies which show that wearing synthetic fiber causes immense damage to the system...

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... and could be the source of various diseases that we are suffering. Unexplained levels of cancer, many things. Some people say, it is still not very well established, but definitely it has impact. They are saying almost there is not a single American citizen, who doesn't have a certain amount of plastic in their bodies. This may be so everywhere, probably only Americans have been studied. They've been put under the microscope. They say on an average 28 grams of plastic could be in American citizens' body. Both from food consumption and textiles that they use. Especially for children, the level of skin allergies and other things you're finding is mainly because of the type of clothing they're using. And once you use synthetic clothing, it is very flammable. So to make it not so flammable, they're using other kinds of chemicals which are carcinogenic, there's no question about that. So these things need to be reversed now because as it is, it is estimated we are, on an average every human being on the planet has five times more clothing than what our grandparents had. That sum number even sounds low to me. That's among your clients. Yeah. I mean when I see people's closets. On an average, I'm saying. But by 2025, they say that's going to double. That means we'll have 10 times more. So when this kind of phenomenal increase in textile consumption is on the threshold, I think it's very important we bring back natural fiber. The way we dress is destroying the world. Textile has become the third largest polluter on the planet. So one important thing that needs to happen is to shift back to natural fiber as much as possible in the coming few decades. If we don't do that, because everybody's shooting the plastic bag which is visible. The lowly plastic bag is, yes it needs to be handled. But it is not the main thing. It's just visible and flying all over the place. But textile or poly fiber is one of the biggest polluters when it comes to plastic pollution. It's the largest one actually. But it goes unaddressed because it is all microfiber. It's in your body, it's in the food that we eat, it's in the water that we drink, it's everywhere. So shifting back to natural fiber as much as possible is an important thing and this is also, this will also handle variety of other aspects for nations which grow natural fiber and have the capacity and the talent to produce yarn and then to weave it in many different ways. Which is a skill that human beings developed for over thousands of years. You know it took millennia to develop these skills. But we're just killing it just in one or two generations. Simply because we got machine made cloth and we got synthetic fiber. So overall well-being of the human being involves clothing also. So here I am.

April 5, 2021

3:31

Did you know – We are all time travellers!

Transcript: Q: From yogi's of ancient times to popular movies like interstellar, there have been stories and some seemingly real instances about time travel. Is time travel really possible? If yes, how can I make myself capable of time travel? Sadhguru: See, these things have been misunderstood very badly because science and mysticism is coming to you from hollywood movies...

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... unfortunately. In this culture we've had people whom we refer to as Trikala Gnanis. There are three dimensions of experience in your life. There is something called as past, which is a bank of memory within you. There is something called as present, which is a living experience right now. There is something called as future, which is the power of our imagination. So your life experience is happening between memory, present experience and imagination. The problem with most people is, these three things are not clearly distinguished in most human beings. This is why something that happened 10 years ago you can still suffer, isn't it? Something that may happen day after tomorrow, you already suffer. What happened 10 years ago, or even 10 days ago, does it exist right now? Does it exist right now? What may happen day after tomorrow, does it exist right now? So if you suffer something that does not exist, should we call you sane or insane? It's a question, don't clap. It's a disgrace. If you're suffering something that does not exist, is it sanity or insanity? How many people, that you know including yourself, are insane like this? They suffer things which don't exist. Nearly 99.99% isn't it? Happening all the time? So these are all idiots who are doing time travel.

Transcript: Q: From yogi's of ancient times to popular movies like interstellar, there have been...

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... stories and some seemingly real instances about time travel. Is time travel really possible? If yes, how can I make myself capable of time travel? Sadhguru: See, these things have been misunderstood very badly because science and mysticism is coming to you from hollywood movies unfortunately. In this culture we've had people whom we refer to as Trikala Gnanis. There are three dimensions of experience in your life. There is something called as past, which is a bank of memory within you. There is something called as present, which is a living experience right now. There is something called as future, which is the power of our imagination. So your life experience is happening between memory, present experience and imagination. The problem with most people is, these three things are not clearly distinguished in most human beings. This is why something that happened 10 years ago you can still suffer, isn't it? Something that may happen day after tomorrow, you already suffer. What happened 10 years ago, or even 10 days ago, does it exist right now? Does it exist right now? What may happen day after tomorrow, does it exist right now? So if you suffer something that does not exist, should we call you sane or insane? It's a question, don't clap. It's a disgrace. If you're suffering something that does not exist, is it sanity or insanity? How many people, that you know including yourself, are insane like this? They suffer things which don't exist. Nearly 99.99% isn't it? Happening all the time? So these are all idiots who are doing time travel.

April 4, 2021

3:02

When does the soul enter the body?

Transcript: As life does not engage with the body just like that. It happens as a process. When a woman or a mother conceives, two little cells coming together then become some meatball, literally. But this meatball will become a life. It is somewhere between 40-48 days after conception that the life process enters. I don't know what the medical opinion is. Any doctors here? Okay. Okay. Alright. I'm saying this...

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... from my personal experience. It's 40-48 days, that's the space where you enter. There are some lives which enter later. Suppose, see this is something a woman or a mother would feel if we train her a little bit. If she sees that a life entered beyond 48 days, then you're delivering somebody truly special. Because this life will take time to settle. Some phenomenal is on the way. You have heard, somebody sees you know, Gautama's mother and this man says, you're going to deliver a phenomenal being. Somebody looks at Yashoda and says to the mother, you're delivering a phenomenal being. This is simply because when you notice after 48 days of conception, still life has not entered but enters a little later than that, this means you are expecting a phenomenal being to arrive. Why it is so, if I go into the intricacies, it'll take you somewhere. But normal life enters somewhere between 40-48 days. Now after this, for some reason, after all womb is a manufacturing unit of this body. For some reason, if the body did not form itself appropriately for that life, or for any life, then the life chooses to exit before its delivered. So this is a stillborn baby. Or sometimes, because of whatever compulsions, a mother may choose to abort the child. That is another form of thing. But in these things, the engagement with the body for this life truly begins somewhere approximately between 84-90 days. It is where really life gets engaged. Till then it's foraging. It is looking if this is suitable, if this womb is a right place. This is not a conscious thing. This is an unconscious. Tendency wise, it is seeing if it matches. By tendencies. The appropriate word for this is, traditionally we call this vasanas. Depending upon the vasana, you're looking for an appropriate body. So, though it is partially engaged, it can exit before 90 days. Between 84-90 days, the life gets properly engaged. From then on, it's a proper baby. From then on it's a proper life.

Transcript: As life does not engage with the body just like that. It happens as a process. When a woman or a mother...

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... conceives, two little cells coming together then become some meatball, literally. But this meatball will become a life. It is somewhere between 40-48 days after conception that the life process enters. I don't know what the medical opinion is. Any doctors here? Okay. Okay. Alright. I'm saying this from my personal experience. It's 40-48 days, that's the space where you enter. There are some lives which enter later. Suppose, see this is something a woman or a mother would feel if we train her a little bit. If she sees that a life entered beyond 48 days, then you're delivering somebody truly special. Because this life will take time to settle. Some phenomenal is on the way. You have heard, somebody sees you know, Gautama's mother and this man says, you're going to deliver a phenomenal being. Somebody looks at Yashoda and says to the mother, you're delivering a phenomenal being. This is simply because when you notice after 48 days of conception, still life has not entered but enters a little later than that, this means you are expecting a phenomenal being to arrive. Why it is so, if I go into the intricacies, it'll take you somewhere. But normal life enters somewhere between 40-48 days. Now after this, for some reason, after all womb is a manufacturing unit of this body. For some reason, if the body did not form itself appropriately for that life, or for any life, then the life chooses to exit before its delivered. So this is a stillborn baby. Or sometimes, because of whatever compulsions, a mother may choose to abort the child. That is another form of thing. But in these things, the engagement with the body for this life truly begins somewhere approximately between 84-90 days. It is where really life gets engaged. Till then it's foraging. It is looking if this is suitable, if this womb is a right place. This is not a conscious thing. This is an unconscious. Tendency wise, it is seeing if it matches. By tendencies. The appropriate word for this is, traditionally we call this vasanas. Depending upon the vasana, you're looking for an appropriate body. So, though it is partially engaged, it can exit before 90 days. Between 84-90 days, the life gets properly engaged. From then on, it's a proper baby. From then on it's a proper life.

April 3, 2021

3:36

An experiment to find if the two out of body Chakras are active

Transcript: I don't know if I should say this because if I say this you may start imagining all kinds of things. If you become meditative, now that you are becoming. As you do shambhavi, I shouldn't say this it'll lead to all kinds of things because people have a very wild imagination. I always avoid telling them anything which is not in that experience because they will start imagining all kinds of things. Because...

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... you need to understand this. Wherever you focus your mind, there there will be some twitching. If you want, right now you experiment. Hold your little finger like this and focus at the tip of this little finger. You will see within a minutes time there will be twitching. Any part of the body, if you focus your mind, some twitching you will notice. So that is not to be mistaken as some other great process happening within you. Or of course there are physiological twitches and twists happening here and there. Once in a way it happens to you. You're sleeping, some part of the body little bit of twitch and this and that. Especially if you're very nervous, it could happen to you quite often. If you're at ease, it may not happen. If you're in a little bit of tension or stress, it could happen to you in different parts. So that is not to be mistaken either. Anyway. Don't do this to yourself, it's not necessary. If I hold my hand above my Brahmarandhra, even up to four feet above. If you hold it, you will see a clear feeling in your hand which is always in the form of. Like a, something like an eight. This will be always happening if you keep your energies in a certain way. This can happen to every human being but it is happening within, it doesn't extend itself beyond because the final two chakras. Out of the 114 chakras that are there in the system, two chakras are outside the body. If dimensions beyond the physical become a constantly active process. Some of you might have felt this in your shambhavi. For a few moments, you feel something beyond yourself has become active. So if a dimension beyond your physicality becomes a continuously active process within you, then after some time these two chakras, which are dormant and outside the body, become active. If they become active, there is a, you got an antenna on your head. You've seen a police antenna? You got an antenna on your head which is giving you a certain perspective of life.

Transcript: I don't know if I should say this because if I say this you may start imagining all kinds of things....

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... If you become meditative, now that you are becoming. As you do shambhavi, I shouldn't say this it'll lead to all kinds of things because people have a very wild imagination. I always avoid telling them anything which is not in that experience because they will start imagining all kinds of things. Because you need to understand this. Wherever you focus your mind, there there will be some twitching. If you want, right now you experiment. Hold your little finger like this and focus at the tip of this little finger. You will see within a minutes time there will be twitching. Any part of the body, if you focus your mind, some twitching you will notice. So that is not to be mistaken as some other great process happening within you. Or of course there are physiological twitches and twists happening here and there. Once in a way it happens to you. You're sleeping, some part of the body little bit of twitch and this and that. Especially if you're very nervous, it could happen to you quite often. If you're at ease, it may not happen. If you're in a little bit of tension or stress, it could happen to you in different parts. So that is not to be mistaken either. Anyway. Don't do this to yourself, it's not necessary. If I hold my hand above my Brahmarandhra, even up to four feet above. If you hold it, you will see a clear feeling in your hand which is always in the form of. Like a, something like an eight. This will be always happening if you keep your energies in a certain way. This can happen to every human being but it is happening within, it doesn't extend itself beyond because the final two chakras. Out of the 114 chakras that are there in the system, two chakras are outside the body. If dimensions beyond the physical become a constantly active process. Some of you might have felt this in your shambhavi. For a few moments, you feel something beyond yourself has become active. So if a dimension beyond your physicality becomes a continuously active process within you, then after some time these two chakras, which are dormant and outside the body, become active. If they become active, there is a, you got an antenna on your head. You've seen a police antenna? You got an antenna on your head which is giving you a certain perspective of life.

April 2, 2021

3:02

How does the soul enter the body?

Transcript: If you have a newborn baby in your home, you would see a certain part of the skull is not formed. Have you noticed this? So the child has to be handled gently. That part is just skin, there is no bone. So this part in the yogic terminology is referred to as Brahmarandhra. Randhra means a passage. Like a small hole, or a tunnel, or a passage. So this is known as Brahmarandhra. So this is the space in...

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... the body through which life descends into the fetus. Because life has descended into the fetus and life keeps its options open. Whether this body is capable of sustaining it or not, it keeps the options open. That much awareness is there in the life process. So it keeps that trap door open till the last minute. It wants to keep it open just in case it finds the body unsuitable for its existence, it will leave. And it does not want to leave from any other passage in the body, it wants to leave the way it came. A good guest always comes through the front door and goes out through the front door. If he comes through the front door and goes out through the back door that means your house is swept clean. So he wants to go out to the same door so he keeps it open till the last minute. He wants to keep his choices. There are any number of, probably if there are doctors or obstetricians you would know, there any number of cases where, by all medical parameters the fetus is healthy, everything is fine. But for some reason a stillbirth happens. Simply because a life within is still choosing if it finds the wrong kind of body is happening. Life has its own karmic substance. And the fetus has the karma of the parents. So it has made its choice, 90% of the time it is correct. Or more, it is correct. Sometimes it is conscious that it could make a wrong choice. So if a being enters into this particular fetus and finds it unsuitable as it evolves to become a baby, then it leaves. That is why one door is kept open. So this is the Brahmarandhra.

Transcript: If you have a newborn baby in your home, you would see a certain part of the skull is not formed. Have...

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... you noticed this? So the child has to be handled gently. That part is just skin, there is no bone. So this part in the yogic terminology is referred to as Brahmarandhra. Randhra means a passage. Like a small hole, or a tunnel, or a passage. So this is known as Brahmarandhra. So this is the space in the body through which life descends into the fetus. Because life has descended into the fetus and life keeps its options open. Whether this body is capable of sustaining it or not, it keeps the options open. That much awareness is there in the life process. So it keeps that trap door open till the last minute. It wants to keep it open just in case it finds the body unsuitable for its existence, it will leave. And it does not want to leave from any other passage in the body, it wants to leave the way it came. A good guest always comes through the front door and goes out through the front door. If he comes through the front door and goes out through the back door that means your house is swept clean. So he wants to go out to the same door so he keeps it open till the last minute. He wants to keep his choices. There are any number of, probably if there are doctors or obstetricians you would know, there any number of cases where, by all medical parameters the fetus is healthy, everything is fine. But for some reason a stillbirth happens. Simply because a life within is still choosing if it finds the wrong kind of body is happening. Life has its own karmic substance. And the fetus has the karma of the parents. So it has made its choice, 90% of the time it is correct. Or more, it is correct. Sometimes it is conscious that it could make a wrong choice. So if a being enters into this particular fetus and finds it unsuitable as it evolves to become a baby, then it leaves. That is why one door is kept open. So this is the Brahmarandhra.

April 1, 2021

3:16

Only with this quality you can live a full life

Transcript: Equanimity or lack of equanimity is not a question of what we're doing. It's about how we are. How much control do we have on our own thought process, our emotion, our chemistry, our energies. To what extent is this human mechanism in your hands? It's like this. See let's say you don't know how to ride a bicycle. You just sat on a bicycle which was on a stand and you were just pedalling for fun. But...

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... it came off the stand and started going. Anxiety or no? It started going fast. Fear or no? It started going very fast. Terror or no? Yes. But if you know how to ride the bicycle, the faster it goes. Fun, isn't it? The same thing with this. All my life, I risk my life for nothing. Not for the country. Simply, for the fun of it. Everyday I risk my life for something because otherwise, I can't live without danger. This is my problem. I have to do something where I'm on the edge. So, a whole lot of people are doing adventure sports. Why? Because the more you take it to the edge, there is more fun in it. Question is, are you equanimous to enjoy it? Or are you going to freak? So once you have taken upto a soldier's profession, I think we should equip them to have an equanimity where they don't suffer this on a daily basis. After all they're human beings, there will be issues within them. But bringing equanimity to the minds of our soldiers and officers is very, very important. India being so steeped in this knowledge of how to maintain your interiority. I'm repeatedly going back to this, it is in the war field that the greatest teachings happen in this country because it was needed most there.

Transcript: Equanimity or lack of equanimity is not a question of what we're doing. It's about how we are. How much...

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... control do we have on our own thought process, our emotion, our chemistry, our energies. To what extent is this human mechanism in your hands? It's like this. See let's say you don't know how to ride a bicycle. You just sat on a bicycle which was on a stand and you were just pedalling for fun. But it came off the stand and started going. Anxiety or no? It started going fast. Fear or no? It started going very fast. Terror or no? Yes. But if you know how to ride the bicycle, the faster it goes. Fun, isn't it? The same thing with this. All my life, I risk my life for nothing. Not for the country. Simply, for the fun of it. Everyday I risk my life for something because otherwise, I can't live without danger. This is my problem. I have to do something where I'm on the edge. So, a whole lot of people are doing adventure sports. Why? Because the more you take it to the edge, there is more fun in it. Question is, are you equanimous to enjoy it? Or are you going to freak? So once you have taken upto a soldier's profession, I think we should equip them to have an equanimity where they don't suffer this on a daily basis. After all they're human beings, there will be issues within them. But bringing equanimity to the minds of our soldiers and officers is very, very important. India being so steeped in this knowledge of how to maintain your interiority. I'm repeatedly going back to this, it is in the war field that the greatest teachings happen in this country because it was needed most there.

March 31, 2021

2:14

How can I get liberated (achieve Mukti)?

Transcript: My question is regarding mukti. I'm not understanding what we are taking when we are asked for mukti. Do you drink coffee every morning? Yeah, yes. Suppose, you can wake up in the morning and without coffee you can still be very alive. One level of mukti. Similarly, there are many compulsions. Once you come with a physical form, there are many compulsions. Some have multiplied their compulsions, some...

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... have subtracted their compulsions and brought it to the minimum. Compulsion means just this, compulsion means something else rules you. But, one thing that human being values most is freedom, isn't it? See we, 20% of our time, resource and energies are spent in the prisons, both in Tamil Nadu and United States. If you go into the prison, actually it is a more disciplined society than the society you're seeing outside and more efficient society. Because food comes bang on time, never late. Somebody opens the door for you, closes for you. Somebody turns on the light for you, switches it off for you. It's actually very efficient. Only thing is, if you walk into the prison, there is pain in the air. I've never gone into the prison and come out without tears in my eyes because there is just pain in the air. That's how important human freedom is. Most people may not be going anywhere, even in their house they may not be going. But the simple thing that they are bolting the door, not somebody else. That's how much of a difference it makes, that's how important it is to be free. So this is the highest value. So, you know in this culture everything is built-in. Two days in a month you're not supposed to eat so that the compulsiveness of food will go away. One day, or actually 12 days in a year, you are not supposed to sleep so the compulsiveness sleep will go away. Like this many things have been built-in which we are just throwing it away without understanding anything about it. Today after billion dollar research happens and they come back to us, now they tell us, oh yes, yes, yes, this is a great research. We have looked at life and said this is the way to exist. Various levels of compulsions. Start working one at a time become free, become free, become free. See when you want to become free, toying with the idea of freedom is no good. What is binding you, that's what you need to break, isn't it? Yes. So what is binding you? What is compulsive in your life? That's what you need to attend to. Freedom is a fanciful idea. It will make you lala in your head, it's no good. What is binding you, if you work on that, if you get rid of it, you become free. If there is a next level of binding, let's break that. If there is a next level of binding, we'll break that. If you break all levels, if you go on breaking one at a time, someday you will break all of them, isn't it so? Yes. Or you think it's infinite binding? No. No. Bondage cannot be infinite. Freedom can be infinite, isn't it?

Transcript: My question is regarding mukti. I'm not understanding what we are taking when we are asked for mukti....

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... Do you drink coffee every morning? Yeah, yes. Suppose, you can wake up in the morning and without coffee you can still be very alive. One level of mukti. Similarly, there are many compulsions. Once you come with a physical form, there are many compulsions. Some have multiplied their compulsions, some have subtracted their compulsions and brought it to the minimum. Compulsion means just this, compulsion means something else rules you. But, one thing that human being values most is freedom, isn't it? See we, 20% of our time, resource and energies are spent in the prisons, both in Tamil Nadu and United States. If you go into the prison, actually it is a more disciplined society than the society you're seeing outside and more efficient society. Because food comes bang on time, never late. Somebody opens the door for you, closes for you. Somebody turns on the light for you, switches it off for you. It's actually very efficient. Only thing is, if you walk into the prison, there is pain in the air. I've never gone into the prison and come out without tears in my eyes because there is just pain in the air. That's how important human freedom is. Most people may not be going anywhere, even in their house they may not be going. But the simple thing that they are bolting the door, not somebody else. That's how much of a difference it makes, that's how important it is to be free. So this is the highest value. So, you know in this culture everything is built-in. Two days in a month you're not supposed to eat so that the compulsiveness of food will go away. One day, or actually 12 days in a year, you are not supposed to sleep so the compulsiveness sleep will go away. Like this many things have been built-in which we are just throwing it away without understanding anything about it. Today after billion dollar research happens and they come back to us, now they tell us, oh yes, yes, yes, this is a great research. We have looked at life and said this is the way to exist. Various levels of compulsions. Start working one at a time become free, become free, become free. See when you want to become free, toying with the idea of freedom is no good. What is binding you, that's what you need to break, isn't it? Yes. So what is binding you? What is compulsive in your life? That's what you need to attend to. Freedom is a fanciful idea. It will make you lala in your head, it's no good. What is binding you, if you work on that, if you get rid of it, you become free. If there is a next level of binding, let's break that. If there is a next level of binding, we'll break that. If you break all levels, if you go on breaking one at a time, someday you will break all of them, isn't it so? Yes. Or you think it's infinite binding? No. No. Bondage cannot be infinite. Freedom can be infinite, isn't it?

March 30, 2021

3:46

Which is the best material for yoga mat?

Transcript: Above all, when you're doing yoga, your first relationship of being one is with the earth. To be in touch with the earth is important. A proper yogi means, for Hatha Yoga, if you can afford to do this, you must make a room with packed mud. With packed clay. And on top of it you put either a raw silk cloth or a cotton cloth. A raw, cotton cloth not sanforized. And you do yoga on that for maximum impact...

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... because this body, you might have forgotten, but the body knows that it's just a piece of the planet. Always it knows. When you practice yoga, you want that to become a conscious and a living process for you so that you experience yourself as one with the earth on which you're living. So using rubber mats for yoga, I know there are Isha branded rubber mats. I look at it with great pain. But they say Sadhguru, cotton mats get dirty. Who's going to wash them? In America they don't know how to wash them, so we made the rubber mats. But this is, Sadhguru this is some special material which really insulates you. This is what I'm asking you, when I asked you the first question. Are you here to experience life or torch life? Unknowingly you're doing it in so many ways as to how to insulate yourself from life. If you, you might already know this, it's all over the place these days. 90% of your body is bacteria. You know this? That means you're only 10% occupied of this building. This construction you have, only 10% is yours. 90% is microbes. They're constantly in and out. They're not just here. If you isolate this, that itself is sickness. That itself is sickness. If you insulate this from the rest of the world, you will become, the potential of who you are is being lowered continuously. So if you're a homebound person, that means every day you wake up in the same place. Now largely if it is so, it's best you use a cotton mat for your yoga or a raw silk mat, not a plastic thing. That is for people who roll it up and go and do it in central park because they want everybody to see they're doing yoga. If you're doing proper yoga, Hatha Yoga, you must be connected with earth. Organic material so that there's no break.

Transcript: Above all, when you're doing yoga, your first relationship of being one is with the earth. To be in touch...

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... with the earth is important. A proper yogi means, for Hatha Yoga, if you can afford to do this, you must make a room with packed mud. With packed clay. And on top of it you put either a raw silk cloth or a cotton cloth. A raw, cotton cloth not sanforized. And you do yoga on that for maximum impact because this body, you might have forgotten, but the body knows that it's just a piece of the planet. Always it knows. When you practice yoga, you want that to become a conscious and a living process for you so that you experience yourself as one with the earth on which you're living. So using rubber mats for yoga, I know there are Isha branded rubber mats. I look at it with great pain. But they say Sadhguru, cotton mats get dirty. Who's going to wash them? In America they don't know how to wash them, so we made the rubber mats. But this is, Sadhguru this is some special material which really insulates you. This is what I'm asking you, when I asked you the first question. Are you here to experience life or torch life? Unknowingly you're doing it in so many ways as to how to insulate yourself from life. If you, you might already know this, it's all over the place these days. 90% of your body is bacteria. You know this? That means you're only 10% occupied of this building. This construction you have, only 10% is yours. 90% is microbes. They're constantly in and out. They're not just here. If you isolate this, that itself is sickness. That itself is sickness. If you insulate this from the rest of the world, you will become, the potential of who you are is being lowered continuously. So if you're a homebound person, that means every day you wake up in the same place. Now largely if it is so, it's best you use a cotton mat for your yoga or a raw silk mat, not a plastic thing. That is for people who roll it up and go and do it in central park because they want everybody to see they're doing yoga. If you're doing proper yoga, Hatha Yoga, you must be connected with earth. Organic material so that there's no break.

March 29, 2021

3:24

How can I go to Heaven? Where is heaven?

Transcript: See those who have made a hell out of themselves are always aspiring to go to heaven. Yes. So when this is feeling like hell, we hope that somewhere when we go up there, that everything will be fantastic. So this happened. This happened in Alabama. You know Alabama state? It's a special state. It's a different kind of state, hardcore religious state. So in a Sunday school, a Sunday school teacher was...

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... going all out. Full rhetoric. Full force. And unfortunately, the audience were not like you, they were all tiny tots. It's a catch them young policy. In his full rhetoric he was going and children were sitting like this. Suddenly he stopped for dramatic impact. He stopped and he said, what do you have to do to go to heaven? Little mary in the front bench stood up and said, if I mop the church floor every Sunday morning, I will go to heaven. Absolutely. Another little girl out there said, if I share my pocket money with my less privileged friend, I will go to heaven. Correct. Another boy said, if I help people who are in need, I will go to heaven. Correct. Little tommy in the back bench stood up and said, you got to die first. Well that's a qualification. If you want to go to heaven, you got to die first. So when you die, depending on your culture, we will either bury you or burn you or cut you and throw you to the birds. Yes, one of these things we will do depending on your culture. So one thing is very clear, you will put your body back into the earth and it's a very eco friendly thing to do. So you left your body and went to heaven. So what is in heaven? In Hindu heaven food is very good. If you go to another kind of heaven, white gowned ladies will float around in the clouds. If you like that kind of ambience, you go there. If you go to another heaven, you will have virgin problems. If that's what you're looking for, you go there. But, you went there without the body, what do you do with good food and virgins I'm asking. Hello? This was one simple way. You must understand the managerial skills of the traditional people. This was a way of managing humanity. You're miserable. Don't worry, when you go there everything will be okay. Solace. So if it is a psychologist saying these things, it's okay. But you really made them believe everything is going to be better somewhere you can mess up your life here, that's not good. Somebody is in deep state of suffering, don't worry when you go and sit in god's lap, everything will be okay. It's a psychological tool. It's fine when people are in extreme states.

Transcript: See those who have made a hell out of themselves are always aspiring to go to heaven. Yes. So when this...

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... is feeling like hell, we hope that somewhere when we go up there, that everything will be fantastic. So this happened. This happened in Alabama. You know Alabama state? It's a special state. It's a different kind of state, hardcore religious state. So in a Sunday school, a Sunday school teacher was going all out. Full rhetoric. Full force. And unfortunately, the audience were not like you, they were all tiny tots. It's a catch them young policy. In his full rhetoric he was going and children were sitting like this. Suddenly he stopped for dramatic impact. He stopped and he said, what do you have to do to go to heaven? Little mary in the front bench stood up and said, if I mop the church floor every Sunday morning, I will go to heaven. Absolutely. Another little girl out there said, if I share my pocket money with my less privileged friend, I will go to heaven. Correct. Another boy said, if I help people who are in need, I will go to heaven. Correct. Little tommy in the back bench stood up and said, you got to die first. Well that's a qualification. If you want to go to heaven, you got to die first. So when you die, depending on your culture, we will either bury you or burn you or cut you and throw you to the birds. Yes, one of these things we will do depending on your culture. So one thing is very clear, you will put your body back into the earth and it's a very eco friendly thing to do. So you left your body and went to heaven. So what is in heaven? In Hindu heaven food is very good. If you go to another kind of heaven, white gowned ladies will float around in the clouds. If you like that kind of ambience, you go there. If you go to another heaven, you will have virgin problems. If that's what you're looking for, you go there. But, you went there without the body, what do you do with good food and virgins I'm asking. Hello? This was one simple way. You must understand the managerial skills of the traditional people. This was a way of managing humanity. You're miserable. Don't worry, when you go there everything will be okay. Solace. So if it is a psychologist saying these things, it's okay. But you really made them believe everything is going to be better somewhere you can mess up your life here, that's not good. Somebody is in deep state of suffering, don't worry when you go and sit in god's lap, everything will be okay. It's a psychological tool. It's fine when people are in extreme states.

March 27, 2021

3:51

Do parents unduly worry about their children?

Transcript: Actually many parents in India, they have tension about their child. About fees, one lakh, two lack, how shall I pay this? Then I'll become a beggar. What shall I do? After that we think that how do they live happily because they have these many tensions about the child. How do they still have enjoyment in their life by having tention still for the kid? Some parents manage to forget about their children...

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... for some time. That gives them the respite. You are something. What's your name? Sanjana I want you to observe. Not just your parents, just observe people around you. Just watch them carefully. If you observe people, you will see, today we are creating a world. Toddler means they have you know, the napkin problems. Adolescent means they have puberty problems. Middle age means it's a crisis. Old age, terrible. Tell me one stage of life that people are enjoying. Those who are poor, suffering because they are poor. Those who are rich, they are suffering the taxes. Those who are not educated, they are suffering because they are not educated. Put them to school, enormous suffering. That's what they're saying, tension in the b-school. And those who are not married, they're suffering. Get them married. See I did not say anything. They're saying it. No children, they're suffering. Give them children, constant suffering. Which you are saying. Tell me one damn thing that people are not suffering. So people are not stressed because they have children. They don't have children, they're continuously miserable. Children came, little bit spurts of joy, rest is only crying about it. So this is not because of children, this is not because of marriage, this is not because of b-school, this is not because of employment. This is simply because human beings have not figured how to handle themselves, that's all. Wherever you put them, something. You give them what you want, make them the king they are miserable there also. Yes? Yes or no? People have become, risen into very high positions still miserable or no? So this is not because of any situation, definitely not because of a wonderful girl like you. So don't blame yourself for anybody's suffering. They're like that, they're practiced you know. Just. Many have become veterans in suffering.

Transcript: Actually many parents in India, they have tension about their child. About fees, one lakh, two lack,...

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... how shall I pay this? Then I'll become a beggar. What shall I do? After that we think that how do they live happily because they have these many tensions about the child. How do they still have enjoyment in their life by having tention still for the kid? Some parents manage to forget about their children for some time. That gives them the respite. You are something. What's your name? Sanjana I want you to observe. Not just your parents, just observe people around you. Just watch them carefully. If you observe people, you will see, today we are creating a world. Toddler means they have you know, the napkin problems. Adolescent means they have puberty problems. Middle age means it's a crisis. Old age, terrible. Tell me one stage of life that people are enjoying. Those who are poor, suffering because they are poor. Those who are rich, they are suffering the taxes. Those who are not educated, they are suffering because they are not educated. Put them to school, enormous suffering. That's what they're saying, tension in the b-school. And those who are not married, they're suffering. Get them married. See I did not say anything. They're saying it. No children, they're suffering. Give them children, constant suffering. Which you are saying. Tell me one damn thing that people are not suffering. So people are not stressed because they have children. They don't have children, they're continuously miserable. Children came, little bit spurts of joy, rest is only crying about it. So this is not because of children, this is not because of marriage, this is not because of b-school, this is not because of employment. This is simply because human beings have not figured how to handle themselves, that's all. Wherever you put them, something. You give them what you want, make them the king they are miserable there also. Yes? Yes or no? People have become, risen into very high positions still miserable or no? So this is not because of any situation, definitely not because of a wonderful girl like you. So don't blame yourself for anybody's suffering. They're like that, they're practiced you know. Just. Many have become veterans in suffering.

March 26, 2021

3:53

The significance of geometric perfection – the impact of building design

Transcript: In the physical world, the most important aspect is geometric perfection. So geometry is very important. In the yogic sciences, the entire yogice sciences on the physical level, is just about aligning your geometry, your individual geometry to the cosmic geomtry so that, at some point, there is no difference between you and the cosmos. A machine, let's say an engine, let's say a car engine. If we say...

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... it is well engineered, essentially we are saying it's geometrically perfect. Yes or on? It is geometrically so perfect, there is least amount of friction. The same goes for this. If it is geometrically perfect, there is least amount of friction. If there is least amount of friction, there is very little wear and tear in terms of life. So architecture is dwellings and usable buildings that we build. In some way, in some way they must find their place with the rest of the creation. I think we've lost this completely simply because we answer liberty with material. Once steel and concrete came, we thought we can build like this, we can build like this, we can build like this. Whichever way we want because of the strength of the material. Doing things with just sheer force, is all right sometimes for agility. But if you do everything like that, your life will become ugly. Not only the building, your life will become ugly because you're doing things with force. Life is beautiful when we can do things with minimum force and maximum impact. Yes or no? Anything that we do, we do it with minimum force but with maximum impact, then life feels aesthetic and beautiful. If you exert maximum force and minimum impact, that's a crude way to live. So our architecture has taken to this mode simply because we found material, where the strength of the material is such we can do absurd shapes and still make them stand. Something which has no right to stand up geometrically is standing up simply because of the strength of the material. If we withdraw from that excitement of finding new material, to more sensible geometry in the world, well, you will see world will feel much better. People will be much healthier, physically and mentally if they live in such buildings. There'll be many other benefits. Above all, you will cause minimum disturbance to everything around you.

Transcript: In the physical world, the most important aspect is geometric perfection. So geometry is very important....

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... In the yogic sciences, the entire yogice sciences on the physical level, is just about aligning your geometry, your individual geometry to the cosmic geomtry so that, at some point, there is no difference between you and the cosmos. A machine, let's say an engine, let's say a car engine. If we say it is well engineered, essentially we are saying it's geometrically perfect. Yes or on? It is geometrically so perfect, there is least amount of friction. The same goes for this. If it is geometrically perfect, there is least amount of friction. If there is least amount of friction, there is very little wear and tear in terms of life. So architecture is dwellings and usable buildings that we build. In some way, in some way they must find their place with the rest of the creation. I think we've lost this completely simply because we answer liberty with material. Once steel and concrete came, we thought we can build like this, we can build like this, we can build like this. Whichever way we want because of the strength of the material. Doing things with just sheer force, is all right sometimes for agility. But if you do everything like that, your life will become ugly. Not only the building, your life will become ugly because you're doing things with force. Life is beautiful when we can do things with minimum force and maximum impact. Yes or no? Anything that we do, we do it with minimum force but with maximum impact, then life feels aesthetic and beautiful. If you exert maximum force and minimum impact, that's a crude way to live. So our architecture has taken to this mode simply because we found material, where the strength of the material is such we can do absurd shapes and still make them stand. Something which has no right to stand up geometrically is standing up simply because of the strength of the material. If we withdraw from that excitement of finding new material, to more sensible geometry in the world, well, you will see world will feel much better. People will be much healthier, physically and mentally if they live in such buildings. There'll be many other benefits. Above all, you will cause minimum disturbance to everything around you.

March 25, 2021

3:22

How to prevent cancer?

Transcript: When I say cancer cells, every one of our bodies has cancerous cells. But they're disorganized. They're all over the place. For some reason, if you create certain situations in the body, they will get organized. So from petty crime to organized crime, serious problem, isn't it? There are petty criminals everywhere in every town. Here and there they'll do little pickpocket, this, that, no problem. But...

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... if 50 of them get organized in Coimbatore city, then suddenly the whole atmosphere in the city will change because these 50 guys together can do such things that it'll become dangerous for you to step on the street. So that's all is happening in the body. There are cancerous cells. These are criminal cells. They're running around. If they're loafing around by themselves, no problem. If they all gather in one place, if they meet in one place and they hit it off, then it's a problem. Before they gang up, if you keep breaking them up here and there, killing a few guys. Everyday neem just does that. It just reduces. It keeps the number of cancerous cells in the body within a certain percentage where it doesn't really gang up against the system. So it's a very important thing to consum neem. Only thing about neem is, if you consume it in excess quantity it also kills the sperm cells. That is, we will have the fortune of a reduced population if everybody in the world consumes enough neem. Because it's a spermicide it must be consumed in small quantities because it's not for us to decide what should happen to an individual. And women, when they are pregnant, up to four months of pregnancy or to be safe, up to five months of pregnancy, one should not consume neem because it is a spermicide. When the fetus is developing, the role of the sperm is still there to a certain point. Four months is what is prescribed. I am saying five months. One can start after five months.

Transcript: When I say cancer cells, every one of our bodies has cancerous cells. But they're disorganized. They're...

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... all over the place. For some reason, if you create certain situations in the body, they will get organized. So from petty crime to organized crime, serious problem, isn't it? There are petty criminals everywhere in every town. Here and there they'll do little pickpocket, this, that, no problem. But if 50 of them get organized in Coimbatore city, then suddenly the whole atmosphere in the city will change because these 50 guys together can do such things that it'll become dangerous for you to step on the street. So that's all is happening in the body. There are cancerous cells. These are criminal cells. They're running around. If they're loafing around by themselves, no problem. If they all gather in one place, if they meet in one place and they hit it off, then it's a problem. Before they gang up, if you keep breaking them up here and there, killing a few guys. Everyday neem just does that. It just reduces. It keeps the number of cancerous cells in the body within a certain percentage where it doesn't really gang up against the system. So it's a very important thing to consum neem. Only thing about neem is, if you consume it in excess quantity it also kills the sperm cells. That is, we will have the fortune of a reduced population if everybody in the world consumes enough neem. Because it's a spermicide it must be consumed in small quantities because it's not for us to decide what should happen to an individual. And women, when they are pregnant, up to four months of pregnancy or to be safe, up to five months of pregnancy, one should not consume neem because it is a spermicide. When the fetus is developing, the role of the sperm is still there to a certain point. Four months is what is prescribed. I am saying five months. One can start after five months.

March 24, 2021

2:47

How to overcome fear of death?

Transcript: A very dear friend of mine is completely consumed with cancer and she is very, very, very, ill. Is there anything that I can do, or she can do, to come through this? Come through means? Get cured? Yes. More diapers? Get better. Get better, get better. Now I am not talking with any disregard to your friend, but I want you to understand, people need to die. When and how is the only question, isn't it?...

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... So if death comes to us, yes we will do everything possible to save ourselves. But if it goes beyond that, let us learn to die gracefully. Let's not fight with it and fight with it like endlessly, you know. It's a horrible way to die. The way people are dying in western countries is really a horrible way to die. Even though they're 85-90, staying in a hospital with full of pipes and needles all over them, this is not. It's okay if you die two years early, what's the problem? You die peacefully and gracefully, that's more important, isn't it? See death is the last thing that you do in your life. Shouldn't you do it gracefully? We must learn to accept death as a part of our life. We are not wishing death. But when it comes, let us learn to go through it gracefully, you know. If there is a possibility of saving ourselves, living beyond that, that is fine. But what I see in all the geriatrics homes in United States, many people are living beyond their death just because of medical support. And it's such a torture to themselves and to everybody. You should see the way, in some of the homes, they're being treated. Not because of anything. The people who work there, after some time they get irritated because this dead body is walking around. They don't understand anything, they've forgotten everything, they've like lost all their senses because they've lived beyond their time. If there was no too much medical input, they would have gracefully died at a certain point, isn't it? There is no sense in stretching it one more month, one more month, one more month. It doesn't make any sense. But, life is not understood that way. We are thinking of always stretching it. So if somebody's body is broken beyond redemption, let's learn to die gracefully. Let us make the person understand, it's okay, it's all right, you know. We're all in the queue, aren't we? So you are ahead of me, isn't that great? In any queue, you want to be ahead of everybody, isn't it? So I'm not trying to make fun of somebody's illness, but we should understand where one thing stops and the other thing begins, isn't it?

Transcript: A very dear friend of mine is completely consumed with cancer and she is very, very, very, ill. Is there...

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... anything that I can do, or she can do, to come through this? Come through means? Get cured? Yes. More diapers? Get better. Get better, get better. Now I am not talking with any disregard to your friend, but I want you to understand, people need to die. When and how is the only question, isn't it? So if death comes to us, yes we will do everything possible to save ourselves. But if it goes beyond that, let us learn to die gracefully. Let's not fight with it and fight with it like endlessly, you know. It's a horrible way to die. The way people are dying in western countries is really a horrible way to die. Even though they're 85-90, staying in a hospital with full of pipes and needles all over them, this is not. It's okay if you die two years early, what's the problem? You die peacefully and gracefully, that's more important, isn't it? See death is the last thing that you do in your life. Shouldn't you do it gracefully? We must learn to accept death as a part of our life. We are not wishing death. But when it comes, let us learn to go through it gracefully, you know. If there is a possibility of saving ourselves, living beyond that, that is fine. But what I see in all the geriatrics homes in United States, many people are living beyond their death just because of medical support. And it's such a torture to themselves and to everybody. You should see the way, in some of the homes, they're being treated. Not because of anything. The people who work there, after some time they get irritated because this dead body is walking around. They don't understand anything, they've forgotten everything, they've like lost all their senses because they've lived beyond their time. If there was no too much medical input, they would have gracefully died at a certain point, isn't it? There is no sense in stretching it one more month, one more month, one more month. It doesn't make any sense. But, life is not understood that way. We are thinking of always stretching it. So if somebody's body is broken beyond redemption, let's learn to die gracefully. Let us make the person understand, it's okay, it's all right, you know. We're all in the queue, aren't we? So you are ahead of me, isn't that great? In any queue, you want to be ahead of everybody, isn't it? So I'm not trying to make fun of somebody's illness, but we should understand where one thing stops and the other thing begins, isn't it?

March 23, 2021

3:23

What is Success and how to be successful?

Transcript: If your idea of success is you're doing little better than your neighbour, I call that sickness. That is not success. You are happy that your neighbour is worse than you. Is this sickness or success? It is sickness. But, in some way you feel fulfilled with what you're doing. Let's consider that as success for now. It doesn't matter whether you're better than somebody or worse than somebody. That question...

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... should not even come up in your mind. But in some way you feel you're using yourself fully and there's a certain sense of fulfillment in your activity. It doesn't matter whether somebody thinks you're worthwhile or not, you feel you're a worthwhile life. Good enough for now. World may not recognize, it doesn't matter. But you know you're worthwhile. So what does success look like? What does it take? You must understand, those who made any significant achievements in their life, who've been very successful either in music, sport, art, business, spiritual process, doesn't matter what. Those people never know when they ate, when they slept, when they got afternoon rest. I have not seen such a thing in my life. So, those who are committed to being successful with whatever they are doing, one important aspect of their life is, they're not settling down wherever it's a bit comfortable. This is happening. In your school, maybe later in your university, later in your work, it's happening to people. Maybe not everyone but a whole lot of people. Their commitment to success is weak. They want to succeed, they will take three steps, then something little interesting happens here, they will go away here, they'll go away there, they'll go with it. Hey, I want to live. Their commitment to success is weak. Either situations around them in some way, you know situations can impede you from doing what you're doing very easily. Many times it happens to everyone. But when this happens people weaken their commitment for their success. Maybe physically they'll feel little weak, they will weaken their commitment to success. Maybe their emotions slosh around a little bit, they will weaken their commitment to success. So our commitment to success should not weaken because there is social drama going on, or physiological drama, or psychological drama. Whatever happens your commitment to success should not weaken. That is what gets you across so many lines in our life, so many barriers in our life.

Transcript: If your idea of success is you're doing little better than your neighbour, I call that sickness. That...

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... is not success. You are happy that your neighbour is worse than you. Is this sickness or success? It is sickness. But, in some way you feel fulfilled with what you're doing. Let's consider that as success for now. It doesn't matter whether you're better than somebody or worse than somebody. That question should not even come up in your mind. But in some way you feel you're using yourself fully and there's a certain sense of fulfillment in your activity. It doesn't matter whether somebody thinks you're worthwhile or not, you feel you're a worthwhile life. Good enough for now. World may not recognize, it doesn't matter. But you know you're worthwhile. So what does success look like? What does it take? You must understand, those who made any significant achievements in their life, who've been very successful either in music, sport, art, business, spiritual process, doesn't matter what. Those people never know when they ate, when they slept, when they got afternoon rest. I have not seen such a thing in my life. So, those who are committed to being successful with whatever they are doing, one important aspect of their life is, they're not settling down wherever it's a bit comfortable. This is happening. In your school, maybe later in your university, later in your work, it's happening to people. Maybe not everyone but a whole lot of people. Their commitment to success is weak. They want to succeed, they will take three steps, then something little interesting happens here, they will go away here, they'll go away there, they'll go with it. Hey, I want to live. Their commitment to success is weak. Either situations around them in some way, you know situations can impede you from doing what you're doing very easily. Many times it happens to everyone. But when this happens people weaken their commitment for their success. Maybe physically they'll feel little weak, they will weaken their commitment to success. Maybe their emotions slosh around a little bit, they will weaken their commitment to success. So our commitment to success should not weaken because there is social drama going on, or physiological drama, or psychological drama. Whatever happens your commitment to success should not weaken. That is what gets you across so many lines in our life, so many barriers in our life.

March 22, 2021

3:39

Excess non-veg food causes cancer – What is a proper diet?

Transcript: How you eat is important, you know. Once you're human, you must do everything consciously. Eating also should happen consciously. It is not the question of is this right, is this wrong. What is most suitable for the system that's what you should eat. Do you know some of the top level athletes have shifted to vegetarian diet these days? Most of the martial arts people are all 100% vegetarians. Are you...

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... aware? Bruce Lee was a vegetarian, do you know that? Yes. Because the flexibility of the muscle will be lost with too much non-vegetarian food. Non-vegetarian food is mainly consumed because you need protein. Vegetarian diets, if it's cooked vegetarian meals, generally the protein level is low. That's one big mistake that's happening in India is, too much cooked vegetarian food, protein levels are low. But you need only 3% of your body is actually protein. Almost every vegetable, every fruit, if it's eaten, in its raw condition has the necessary protein that your body wants. But when you cook it, it's not enough. With non-vegetarian food, the protein content is too high. If you consume too much of protein, it causes cancer. Western countries have far more, larger incidents of cancer than in the eastern countries. One main reason is excessive protein through non-vegetarian food. You do one thing, you go on a proper balanced vegetarian diet with at least 40 to 50% of it live food, uncooked condition. You will see you will be so much brighter, livelier. All your diseases will go away. Do you know people go to naturopathic clinics and all their disease goes away? Just because they change the food pattern. That's a proven fact, isn't it? Any number of people have dropped their ailments just by changing their food habits. Today in India, not more than 20% of the population is actually eating properly. Even the reasonably well to do. For example in Madras city. A vegetarian family, well to do means they just eat sambar rice. They are not eating properly, vegetarian meals. They are not eating sufficient vegetables, sufficient fruit, sufficient you know sprouts and nuts and all this. They're just eating sambar, idli, dosa, idli, dosa, idli, dosa. Isn't it? Many homes that just eating idli dosa morning, night, morning, night, isn't it? Whatever they eat, it's all rice. Nothing but rice. With that kind of diet, yes, they won't last very long. But if you eat proper vegetarian meals, then you will see your life gets greatly enhanced.

Transcript: How you eat is important, you know. Once you're human, you must do everything consciously. Eating also...

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... should happen consciously. It is not the question of is this right, is this wrong. What is most suitable for the system that's what you should eat. Do you know some of the top level athletes have shifted to vegetarian diet these days? Most of the martial arts people are all 100% vegetarians. Are you aware? Bruce Lee was a vegetarian, do you know that? Yes. Because the flexibility of the muscle will be lost with too much non-vegetarian food. Non-vegetarian food is mainly consumed because you need protein. Vegetarian diets, if it's cooked vegetarian meals, generally the protein level is low. That's one big mistake that's happening in India is, too much cooked vegetarian food, protein levels are low. But you need only 3% of your body is actually protein. Almost every vegetable, every fruit, if it's eaten, in its raw condition has the necessary protein that your body wants. But when you cook it, it's not enough. With non-vegetarian food, the protein content is too high. If you consume too much of protein, it causes cancer. Western countries have far more, larger incidents of cancer than in the eastern countries. One main reason is excessive protein through non-vegetarian food. You do one thing, you go on a proper balanced vegetarian diet with at least 40 to 50% of it live food, uncooked condition. You will see you will be so much brighter, livelier. All your diseases will go away. Do you know people go to naturopathic clinics and all their disease goes away? Just because they change the food pattern. That's a proven fact, isn't it? Any number of people have dropped their ailments just by changing their food habits. Today in India, not more than 20% of the population is actually eating properly. Even the reasonably well to do. For example in Madras city. A vegetarian family, well to do means they just eat sambar rice. They are not eating properly, vegetarian meals. They are not eating sufficient vegetables, sufficient fruit, sufficient you know sprouts and nuts and all this. They're just eating sambar, idli, dosa, idli, dosa, idli, dosa. Isn't it? Many homes that just eating idli dosa morning, night, morning, night, isn't it? Whatever they eat, it's all rice. Nothing but rice. With that kind of diet, yes, they won't last very long. But if you eat proper vegetarian meals, then you will see your life gets greatly enhanced.

March 21, 2021

3:30

How to experience dimensions beyond the physical?

Transcript: If you have to enter a dimension beyond the physical, a perception beyond the five senses have to be opened up. These five sense organs open up in you. The moment you crawl out of your mother's womb, five senses open up because they're needed for survival. If you did not have them, you would not know how to survive. Survival process opens up for you naturally. Suppose as a little infant you were lost...

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... in the jungle, if something edible came in front of you, would you take it and shove it into your ears or into your nostrils? You would definitely know where to put it, isn't it? Nobody taught you. Nobody needs to instruct you, this is the way to eat. But it will go right here, isn't it so? So things that are necessary for your survival, it does not need any training. It does not need any striving from your end. It's inbuilt. But would you know how to read, how to write, how to do so many things that you're naturally doing today? No. Because all these things need striving. Anything beyond survival will not enter your life unless you strive for it. But what is needed for survival opens up without any striving. So if a dimension beyond the physical has to enter your living experience, a little striving is needed. But because it's in a completely different direction, all your sense organs are outward bound please see this. You can see what's around you, you can't roll your eyeballs inward and scan yourself. You can hear that. So much activity in this body, can you hear that? No. Even if an ant crawls upon this hand, you can feel it. So much blood flowing, can you feel it? In the very nature of things, sense organs are outward bound. But everything that you experience happens within you. Right now, a simple question, do all of you see me at least? Am I visible to you? Because sometimes I'm invisible, you know. Today am I visible? Today am I visible? Please use your hands and show me where am I. Oh you got it totally wrong. You know I'm a mystic. Now this light is falling upon me, reflecting, going through your lenses, inverted image in the retina, don't you know the whole story? So where do you see me? Where am I right now? Within you. Where do you hear me? Within you. Where have you seen the whole world? Within you, isn't it? Have you ever experienced anything outside of you? Have you? Have you? Right now, you just touch your friend and see you don't feel his hand, you will only feel the way your sensations are. You cannot experience his hand, please know this. You can only know the way your sensations are. You have never experienced anything beyond this. Everything that's happened to you, your joy and misery has happened within you, light and darkness happen within you, just everything happens within you. But do you have a means to look inward? Right now everything that you have is outward bound, but everything that's happening is happening within. So it gives you a completely false perception of what it is. So turning within will take a little bit of striving. If you're willing to give 28 hours of focused time, we can turn you around.

Transcript: If you have to enter a dimension beyond the physical, a perception beyond the five senses have to be...

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... opened up. These five sense organs open up in you. The moment you crawl out of your mother's womb, five senses open up because they're needed for survival. If you did not have them, you would not know how to survive. Survival process opens up for you naturally. Suppose as a little infant you were lost in the jungle, if something edible came in front of you, would you take it and shove it into your ears or into your nostrils? You would definitely know where to put it, isn't it? Nobody taught you. Nobody needs to instruct you, this is the way to eat. But it will go right here, isn't it so? So things that are necessary for your survival, it does not need any training. It does not need any striving from your end. It's inbuilt. But would you know how to read, how to write, how to do so many things that you're naturally doing today? No. Because all these things need striving. Anything beyond survival will not enter your life unless you strive for it. But what is needed for survival opens up without any striving. So if a dimension beyond the physical has to enter your living experience, a little striving is needed. But because it's in a completely different direction, all your sense organs are outward bound please see this. You can see what's around you, you can't roll your eyeballs inward and scan yourself. You can hear that. So much activity in this body, can you hear that? No. Even if an ant crawls upon this hand, you can feel it. So much blood flowing, can you feel it? In the very nature of things, sense organs are outward bound. But everything that you experience happens within you. Right now, a simple question, do all of you see me at least? Am I visible to you? Because sometimes I'm invisible, you know. Today am I visible? Today am I visible? Please use your hands and show me where am I. Oh you got it totally wrong. You know I'm a mystic. Now this light is falling upon me, reflecting, going through your lenses, inverted image in the retina, don't you know the whole story? So where do you see me? Where am I right now? Within you. Where do you hear me? Within you. Where have you seen the whole world? Within you, isn't it? Have you ever experienced anything outside of you? Have you? Have you? Right now, you just touch your friend and see you don't feel his hand, you will only feel the way your sensations are. You cannot experience his hand, please know this. You can only know the way your sensations are. You have never experienced anything beyond this. Everything that's happened to you, your joy and misery has happened within you, light and darkness happen within you, just everything happens within you. But do you have a means to look inward? Right now everything that you have is outward bound, but everything that's happening is happening within. So it gives you a completely false perception of what it is. So turning within will take a little bit of striving. If you're willing to give 28 hours of focused time, we can turn you around.

March 20, 2021

3:50

Can thoughts alter reality? Is mentalism possible?

Transcript: Can human mind do things outside? Of course. Of course it can. Today if I utter this word, I'm sure there's a whole lot of misunderstanding because this comes from elsewhere. This is what tantra means. Tantra does not mean unbridled promiscuity as Americans have projected it. Tantra means technology. Technology means when, those times when we did not have any external instruments of technology, we...

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... realized the highest grade of technology is here. And to exercise this in many different ways. Now if we want to see outside the door, we need a periscope. Now somebody found a way to look beyond without a periscope. Using your mind beyond the realm of your body. Right now mind is functioning within the realm of your body. You want to use it there. It is possible to do that, it's not not possible. It's just that all kinds of wild and absurd things are believed. If you trim those things, in many ways, knowingly or unknowingly, many of you are using this. You create what you want in the world when you really want it. In a way it's simply your focus which makes those things happen. Maybe it is not as tangible as it's in a cinema but every one of you, to some extent you're doing, isn't it? How effectively do you do it depends on, there are many things. If I say things that happen around me, they're too fairy tailish. I wouldn't believe such nonsense if anybody told me, so I won't tell you because I don't want you to believe or disbelieve those things. But every day people around me witness things which they think is nothing short of a miracle, but there's no miracle. See if you use any thought. This is, well he was asking how do we do it in the beginning. Suppose you generate a thought. Have you noticed this? Suppose you generate a thought and then you invest your emotion in this thought, suddenly the thought becomes boom. Yes or no? Right now I generate a thought, oh she's such a wonderful person. But now I invest my emotion into the thought. Now suddenly you are not just another person to me you are something else to me. Is it reality or no? Just because you invested your emotion into your thought, now there is a next thing. If you invest your life energies into it consciously, suddenly this will become something else altogether. Suddenly you become like, life is a play.

Transcript: Can human mind do things outside? Of course. Of course it can. Today if I utter this word, I'm sure there's...

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... a whole lot of misunderstanding because this comes from elsewhere. This is what tantra means. Tantra does not mean unbridled promiscuity as Americans have projected it. Tantra means technology. Technology means when, those times when we did not have any external instruments of technology, we realized the highest grade of technology is here. And to exercise this in many different ways. Now if we want to see outside the door, we need a periscope. Now somebody found a way to look beyond without a periscope. Using your mind beyond the realm of your body. Right now mind is functioning within the realm of your body. You want to use it there. It is possible to do that, it's not not possible. It's just that all kinds of wild and absurd things are believed. If you trim those things, in many ways, knowingly or unknowingly, many of you are using this. You create what you want in the world when you really want it. In a way it's simply your focus which makes those things happen. Maybe it is not as tangible as it's in a cinema but every one of you, to some extent you're doing, isn't it? How effectively do you do it depends on, there are many things. If I say things that happen around me, they're too fairy tailish. I wouldn't believe such nonsense if anybody told me, so I won't tell you because I don't want you to believe or disbelieve those things. But every day people around me witness things which they think is nothing short of a miracle, but there's no miracle. See if you use any thought. This is, well he was asking how do we do it in the beginning. Suppose you generate a thought. Have you noticed this? Suppose you generate a thought and then you invest your emotion in this thought, suddenly the thought becomes boom. Yes or no? Right now I generate a thought, oh she's such a wonderful person. But now I invest my emotion into the thought. Now suddenly you are not just another person to me you are something else to me. Is it reality or no? Just because you invested your emotion into your thought, now there is a next thing. If you invest your life energies into it consciously, suddenly this will become something else altogether. Suddenly you become like, life is a play.

March 19, 2021

3:17

Is your breath balanced? Check with this experiment

Transcript: If you take your forefinger, place it beneath your nostrils and gently exhale. Find out in which nostril the breath is dominant right now. How many of you right? Left? Okay it's either right or left. If you observe yourself through the day, you would have noticed that approximately between 40 to 48 minutes the dominance of the breath will shift from right to left and left to right. Have you ever noticed...

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... this? Have you? Why this is happening is, within the system, the dominance of energy or prana, which is the vital force in the system, is shifting from pingala to eda and eda to pingala every 40 minutes. Once the energy shifts, within the next eight minutes the breath will shift. If you're in a perfect state of health and well-being, it will shift within a few moments. Or we can say instantaneously. This shifting is happening every 40 minutes. But during certain times of the day, which are referred to as the sandhya kalas which means the twilight zones. 20 minutes before sunrise, 20 minutes after sunrise. Oh that's okay Sadhguru, tell me if there are other times. 20 minutes before noon, 20 minutes after noon. 20 minutes before sunset, 20 minutes after sunset. 20 minutes before midnight and 20 minutes after midnight. 40 minutes at a time, four times during the day, there is a certain transition happening. These are called twilight zones or sandhyas. Because at this time the balance between eda and pingala shifts very rapidly. Because it's shifting rapidly within yourself, it's very easy to bring it to a balance at these times. So bringing a balance between eda and pingala is important for a balanced development of a human being.

Transcript: If you take your forefinger, place it beneath your nostrils and gently exhale. Find out in which nostril...

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... the breath is dominant right now. How many of you right? Left? Okay it's either right or left. If you observe yourself through the day, you would have noticed that approximately between 40 to 48 minutes the dominance of the breath will shift from right to left and left to right. Have you ever noticed this? Have you? Why this is happening is, within the system, the dominance of energy or prana, which is the vital force in the system, is shifting from pingala to eda and eda to pingala every 40 minutes. Once the energy shifts, within the next eight minutes the breath will shift. If you're in a perfect state of health and well-being, it will shift within a few moments. Or we can say instantaneously. This shifting is happening every 40 minutes. But during certain times of the day, which are referred to as the sandhya kalas which means the twilight zones. 20 minutes before sunrise, 20 minutes after sunrise. Oh that's okay Sadhguru, tell me if there are other times. 20 minutes before noon, 20 minutes after noon. 20 minutes before sunset, 20 minutes after sunset. 20 minutes before midnight and 20 minutes after midnight. 40 minutes at a time, four times during the day, there is a certain transition happening. These are called twilight zones or sandhyas. Because at this time the balance between eda and pingala shifts very rapidly. Because it's shifting rapidly within yourself, it's very easy to bring it to a balance at these times. So bringing a balance between eda and pingala is important for a balanced development of a human being.

March 18, 2021

2:55

Should I trust my intuition or logic?

Transcript: In the yogic way of looking at things, there is no such thing as body and mind. There is physical body, there is mental body, there is energy body. The energy body comprises of 72,000 nadis. When we say a nadi, it means a channel or a pathway. Nadi does not mean a nerve. If you cut open this body, you will not see the nadis. There is no such thing physically. But experientially if you observe the nature...

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... of the movement of energy in the system, you will see that it always moves along established pathways, never randomly. So there are 72,000 ways in which it moves. 36 on the right, 36 on the left. 36,000 on either side. The right is called as pingala, the left is referred to as eda. These are also referred to as sun and moon. So these two, eda and pingala or the sun and the moon, the right and the left. On the level of your mind signify the logical and the intuitive. When I say intuitive, intuition is not another dimension of perception. But just another dimension of computing. If you have the same amount of information within you, if you go logically, there may be 10 steps to get to a place. Intuition means you don't take the 10 steps, you just jump to the 10th step. But today modern education systems, 100% are stomping on the intuitive dimension. Only the logical is developed. Anything intuitive is dismissed off as mumbo jumbo. For everything you have to think through. What your grandmothers just knew, today you have to do a billion dollar research to find the same thing. So in the yogic system, the significance of the intuition is as important as the logical. So bringing a balance between eda and pingala is a very important part of living a balanced life. Being able to conduct yourself through complex situations with ease comes only when the intuitive dimension of your mind is sufficiently evolved and developed.

Transcript: In the yogic way of looking at things, there is no such thing as body and mind. There is physical body,...

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... there is mental body, there is energy body. The energy body comprises of 72,000 nadis. When we say a nadi, it means a channel or a pathway. Nadi does not mean a nerve. If you cut open this body, you will not see the nadis. There is no such thing physically. But experientially if you observe the nature of the movement of energy in the system, you will see that it always moves along established pathways, never randomly. So there are 72,000 ways in which it moves. 36 on the right, 36 on the left. 36,000 on either side. The right is called as pingala, the left is referred to as eda. These are also referred to as sun and moon. So these two, eda and pingala or the sun and the moon, the right and the left. On the level of your mind signify the logical and the intuitive. When I say intuitive, intuition is not another dimension of perception. But just another dimension of computing. If you have the same amount of information within you, if you go logically, there may be 10 steps to get to a place. Intuition means you don't take the 10 steps, you just jump to the 10th step. But today modern education systems, 100% are stomping on the intuitive dimension. Only the logical is developed. Anything intuitive is dismissed off as mumbo jumbo. For everything you have to think through. What your grandmothers just knew, today you have to do a billion dollar research to find the same thing. So in the yogic system, the significance of the intuition is as important as the logical. So bringing a balance between eda and pingala is a very important part of living a balanced life. Being able to conduct yourself through complex situations with ease comes only when the intuitive dimension of your mind is sufficiently evolved and developed.

March 17, 2021

3:19

How does deja vu happen? Is it real or just imagination

Transcript: So what's deja vu? It feels like you go to some place, or you see somebody, or some situation, it looks like you've already been there, or you've already known this, or known this person, or thing, or experience, or whatever. 90% of the time it could be just a psychological process. Your mind has so many compartments, most of them have not been opened up. Most of them. Do you know people become schizophrenic...

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... and there have been people who have over 30 different personalities. Do you know? Over 30 personalities, who play 30 personalities full scale, with total detail, without any hassle. Not just 30, if you want you can play 3 million. Because the mind is so elaborate. If you open up all, if you want to play 3 million roles, you can play 3 million roles. But it's happening as a disease so it's a problem. If it was happening consciously, there was no problem, isn't it? And many people are playing roles consciously too, isn't it? So there are many, many, many spaces in the head that you don't know. One thing with your mind is, everything that you have perceived, everything. Even if you perceived it unconsciously, it is still there. You're just walking on the street, you're driving through the streets at 70-80 miles per hour. Most of it you think you don't even notice it consciously but everything that the camera of the eye sees, it captures and it's stored forever. It may not be consciously there but it's all there. The same goes for all the five senses. Every sound that you heard, every smell that you smelled, every taste that you've tasted and everything that you have touched and felt, it's all recorded and kept. And a large part of it is unconscious. Because there is so much information inside, it could match up with almost anything that you see in the world. And it could make, if you're gravitating towards something, the mind can create this illusion that you've already been there because it has all the information needed to create a scene like that. It has everything in itself to do it. So I would say 90% of the time it's a psychological process. But there might have been, sometimes, a few people, might have experienced this that they went to a place and it's almost like everything about it they know. That is a real deja vu. But I would like to keep that percentage to 2% of the reality. Another 8% maybe out of control, mental reactions to certain things. But in 2% of the cases it may be true. Is there such a thing? Yes, there is. But most of the time, I would say 98% of the time I would advise, you discount it. You just discount it as a psychological process otherwise you will see, once you start believing in it, you will see it will start happening to you everywhere. That means you're really going off control.

Transcript: So what's deja vu? It feels like you go to some place, or you see somebody, or some situation, it looks...

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... like you've already been there, or you've already known this, or known this person, or thing, or experience, or whatever. 90% of the time it could be just a psychological process. Your mind has so many compartments, most of them have not been opened up. Most of them. Do you know people become schizophrenic and there have been people who have over 30 different personalities. Do you know? Over 30 personalities, who play 30 personalities full scale, with total detail, without any hassle. Not just 30, if you want you can play 3 million. Because the mind is so elaborate. If you open up all, if you want to play 3 million roles, you can play 3 million roles. But it's happening as a disease so it's a problem. If it was happening consciously, there was no problem, isn't it? And many people are playing roles consciously too, isn't it? So there are many, many, many spaces in the head that you don't know. One thing with your mind is, everything that you have perceived, everything. Even if you perceived it unconsciously, it is still there. You're just walking on the street, you're driving through the streets at 70-80 miles per hour. Most of it you think you don't even notice it consciously but everything that the camera of the eye sees, it captures and it's stored forever. It may not be consciously there but it's all there. The same goes for all the five senses. Every sound that you heard, every smell that you smelled, every taste that you've tasted and everything that you have touched and felt, it's all recorded and kept. And a large part of it is unconscious. Because there is so much information inside, it could match up with almost anything that you see in the world. And it could make, if you're gravitating towards something, the mind can create this illusion that you've already been there because it has all the information needed to create a scene like that. It has everything in itself to do it. So I would say 90% of the time it's a psychological process. But there might have been, sometimes, a few people, might have experienced this that they went to a place and it's almost like everything about it they know. That is a real deja vu. But I would like to keep that percentage to 2% of the reality. Another 8% maybe out of control, mental reactions to certain things. But in 2% of the cases it may be true. Is there such a thing? Yes, there is. But most of the time, I would say 98% of the time I would advise, you discount it. You just discount it as a psychological process otherwise you will see, once you start believing in it, you will see it will start happening to you everywhere. That means you're really going off control.

March 16, 2021

3:53

A crash course on Karma

Transcript: So when we utter the word karma, it is not one simple formula. Or it's not, you know people are saying theory of karma. We are not talking about any theory. We are referring to a certain reality. Karma means memory. Action and memory. Past action exists only in the form of memory, isn't it so? Yes? Memory, not just what you carry here. Every cell in the body carries its own memory. Why one atom behaves...

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... differently from another atom, though the same ingredients is, it has a memory. A hydrogen atom has one kind of memory, oxygen atom has another kind of memory. Unless you mix them up, they will continue to behave like that. It is in a small circle. You are in a little larger circle. The universe is in a much larger circle. But the same memory rules all of it. So when we say karma, we are not talking about some concept or philosophy. We are referring to a certain reality which is finding manisfestation as who you are. The very shape of your body is because of memory. If a bird eats a mango, it becomes a bird. If a worm eats a mango, it becomes a worm. If you eat a mango, you become a human being. Same mango, how many things it's doing, depending upon what kind of memory it carries. Isn't it? What you call as a seed. In the same soil if you plant an apple seed and a mango seed, this will only produce apples, this will only produce mangoes because seed is a certain amount of memory, isn't it? Whether it is a seed of a plant or your father's seed which enters your mother's womb, it is just memory, and memory, and memory, isn't it so? This is karma. And this goes right back. Right upto the elemental level, everything is memory. Only the pure element is free from memory. So the idea. When we start, we starting off Bhutesha because that's the most important thing that he mastered the element. That's why we bow down to him. Because he mastered the elements. He has an eye which has no memory. A taintless eye which sees everything just the way it is. So yoga essentially means developing an eye which is not contaminated by memory. Which simply sees. It does not see things the way your memory perverts it. It simply sees everything the way it is. This eye will see those things which do not stop light. Right now these two eyes can only sees what stops light. If you start seeing something that does not stop light, that means another dimension of the eye is beginning to function.

Transcript: So when we utter the word karma, it is not one simple formula. Or it's not, you know people are saying...

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... theory of karma. We are not talking about any theory. We are referring to a certain reality. Karma means memory. Action and memory. Past action exists only in the form of memory, isn't it so? Yes? Memory, not just what you carry here. Every cell in the body carries its own memory. Why one atom behaves differently from another atom, though the same ingredients is, it has a memory. A hydrogen atom has one kind of memory, oxygen atom has another kind of memory. Unless you mix them up, they will continue to behave like that. It is in a small circle. You are in a little larger circle. The universe is in a much larger circle. But the same memory rules all of it. So when we say karma, we are not talking about some concept or philosophy. We are referring to a certain reality which is finding manisfestation as who you are. The very shape of your body is because of memory. If a bird eats a mango, it becomes a bird. If a worm eats a mango, it becomes a worm. If you eat a mango, you become a human being. Same mango, how many things it's doing, depending upon what kind of memory it carries. Isn't it? What you call as a seed. In the same soil if you plant an apple seed and a mango seed, this will only produce apples, this will only produce mangoes because seed is a certain amount of memory, isn't it? Whether it is a seed of a plant or your father's seed which enters your mother's womb, it is just memory, and memory, and memory, isn't it so? This is karma. And this goes right back. Right upto the elemental level, everything is memory. Only the pure element is free from memory. So the idea. When we start, we starting off Bhutesha because that's the most important thing that he mastered the element. That's why we bow down to him. Because he mastered the elements. He has an eye which has no memory. A taintless eye which sees everything just the way it is. So yoga essentially means developing an eye which is not contaminated by memory. Which simply sees. It does not see things the way your memory perverts it. It simply sees everything the way it is. This eye will see those things which do not stop light. Right now these two eyes can only sees what stops light. If you start seeing something that does not stop light, that means another dimension of the eye is beginning to function.

March 15, 2021

3:14

How to use speech to create positive energy

Transcript: Vak Shuddhi means cleansing the sounds that you utter. If you bring the right intention into every single sound that you utter, these sounds will reverberate in a certain way within you. This foundation of the right kind of reverberation is necessary if you want to use this human system as a higher possibility. Otherwise, it will only drag behind you all the time. If you want this to be a bigger possibility,...

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... this must have a foundation of the right kind of reverberation. And Vak Shuddhi, or cleansing the sounds that you utter is an important part of that. See, speech is a special gift to a human being. In terms of the complexity of what a human being can utter, no other creature can do this. The languages were consciously created so that simple utterance of the language will purify the system. Samskrit language was created like this. So most of us, probably, are speaking in English language most of the time. English language has the minimum range of sounds, very minimum. This is why, right from your birth if you're speaking only English language, you find it so difficult to utter some other mantra or some other language. Because you're using a very minimum range of expression. So the more minimalistic the range of sounds that you utter happens, the less Vak Shuddhi you have. So now you have to fix it by a certain active awareness and volition. One is the sound. Another is the intention of the sound. You can say aye out of great love or you can say aye out of something else. Now both of them will not produce the same impact on the system because the volition of the action is, the important or the major part of the karmic process is in the volition, not in action. Similarly, major part of the karma is in the volition, not in the sound. But if the sounds were scientifically structured as in the mantras and in Samskrit language, then even without much awareness if you utter, still you would benefit simply because of the nature of the arrangement of sounds. But now we are speaking languages which are no more made like that. So it is best to handle it with intention.

Transcript: Vak Shuddhi means cleansing the sounds that you utter. If you bring the right intention into every single...

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... sound that you utter, these sounds will reverberate in a certain way within you. This foundation of the right kind of reverberation is necessary if you want to use this human system as a higher possibility. Otherwise, it will only drag behind you all the time. If you want this to be a bigger possibility, this must have a foundation of the right kind of reverberation. And Vak Shuddhi, or cleansing the sounds that you utter is an important part of that. See, speech is a special gift to a human being. In terms of the complexity of what a human being can utter, no other creature can do this. The languages were consciously created so that simple utterance of the language will purify the system. Samskrit language was created like this. So most of us, probably, are speaking in English language most of the time. English language has the minimum range of sounds, very minimum. This is why, right from your birth if you're speaking only English language, you find it so difficult to utter some other mantra or some other language. Because you're using a very minimum range of expression. So the more minimalistic the range of sounds that you utter happens, the less Vak Shuddhi you have. So now you have to fix it by a certain active awareness and volition. One is the sound. Another is the intention of the sound. You can say aye out of great love or you can say aye out of something else. Now both of them will not produce the same impact on the system because the volition of the action is, the important or the major part of the karmic process is in the volition, not in action. Similarly, major part of the karma is in the volition, not in the sound. But if the sounds were scientifically structured as in the mantras and in Samskrit language, then even without much awareness if you utter, still you would benefit simply because of the nature of the arrangement of sounds. But now we are speaking languages which are no more made like that. So it is best to handle it with intention.

March 14, 2021

3:33

The magical last 40 seconds of life – A doorway to liberation

Transcript: Last 40 seconds, many lifetimes of accumulated karma will play out in fast forward. Last 40 seconds of one's life, if one is either conscious or if he is in a consecrated space. This will distinctly happen to every human being. For whatever reason one may be dying. Whether one is dying of old age or disease, the last 40 seconds, many lifetimes of accumulated karma will play out in fast forward. At...

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... that moment, these 40 seconds only. If you lived a life of ignorance, if you lived a life of unawareness, lifetimes of unawareness, these 40 seconds if you can maintain some sense of awareness. He said, all the many accumulated lifetimes of karma, you will drop it. You will go through an intense phase for 40 seconds only and you will be clean and you dissolve. Essentially spirituality means putting your life in fast forward. You may suffer much more because everything is happening at a fast pace. What you would have stretched for 10 years, is happening let's say in one month. So the amount of intensity of suffering that you go through is big. There may be moments of ecstasy and joy but there is so much suffering because things are happening rapidly within you. So at least towards the end of your life you want to hasten the process.

Transcript: Last 40 seconds, many lifetimes of accumulated karma will play out in fast forward. Last 40 seconds of...

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... one's life, if one is either conscious or if he is in a consecrated space. This will distinctly happen to every human being. For whatever reason one may be dying. Whether one is dying of old age or disease, the last 40 seconds, many lifetimes of accumulated karma will play out in fast forward. At that moment, these 40 seconds only. If you lived a life of ignorance, if you lived a life of unawareness, lifetimes of unawareness, these 40 seconds if you can maintain some sense of awareness. He said, all the many accumulated lifetimes of karma, you will drop it. You will go through an intense phase for 40 seconds only and you will be clean and you dissolve. Essentially spirituality means putting your life in fast forward. You may suffer much more because everything is happening at a fast pace. What you would have stretched for 10 years, is happening let's say in one month. So the amount of intensity of suffering that you go through is big. There may be moments of ecstasy and joy but there is so much suffering because things are happening rapidly within you. So at least towards the end of your life you want to hasten the process.

March 6, 2021

2:04

What are good food habits

Transcript: So, about food and stuff. Food must be suitable for the body that we eat for. It is for the body. This is a building material for this body, the food that we eat. What is the appropriate food? Unfortunately is all messed up right now. Traditionally we ate very sensibly in this country. But this thousand years of invasions have brought other kinds of food cultures. And today the national diet is pizza...

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... or pasta. What is it? Which one? I don't know. Both are competing. So we're losing our sense about food. It's definitely time to look at what is the most suitable thing. If I go into that, food, it's a very long process. But, you must experiment with food. Not just by the tongue but by the body. You eat something today and see, just learn to observe. How agile and how active your body feels after eating this food. If it feels like it wants to go to the grave, that's not good food. If it feels like it wants to be alive after eating this, except coffee because that's a stimulant. If you eat food and your body feels very agile and alive, that means it's good food. Body is liking it. If you it something, it feels dull, that means it's not liking it. It's having difficulty with it. That's why it feels dull. Food is about the body. We must eat what is suitable for this body. But right now you're talking about making food into a habit. I want to tell you, there is no such thing as good habit and bad habit. Habit means you're functioning unconsciously. If you're functioning unconsciously, that's a bad thing because the whole thing about being human is being capable of doing things consciously. That is the beauty of being human. That we can do everything consciously. What an animal does unconsciously, we can do the same thing consciously. We can eat unconsciously or we can eat consciously. We can breathe unconsciously or we can breathe consciously. Everything that we can do, we can do consciously. The moment we do something consciously, suddenly that human being looks very refined and wonderful. Just because somebody walks and speaks consciously, doesn't he become a beautiful human being? Yes or no? That's all. So why is it that we're trying to develop habits as if it's a good thing? Habit means fixed reality, where you don't have to think. You get up in the morning and it'll happen to you. No. Don't try to automize your life. That is not efficiency. That is the efficiency of the machine. This one is supposed to function intelligently and consciously. Nobody is expecting it to function like a machine.

Transcript: So, about food and stuff. Food must be suitable for the body that we eat for. It is for the body. This...

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... is a building material for this body, the food that we eat. What is the appropriate food? Unfortunately is all messed up right now. Traditionally we ate very sensibly in this country. But this thousand years of invasions have brought other kinds of food cultures. And today the national diet is pizza or pasta. What is it? Which one? I don't know. Both are competing. So we're losing our sense about food. It's definitely time to look at what is the most suitable thing. If I go into that, food, it's a very long process. But, you must experiment with food. Not just by the tongue but by the body. You eat something today and see, just learn to observe. How agile and how active your body feels after eating this food. If it feels like it wants to go to the grave, that's not good food. If it feels like it wants to be alive after eating this, except coffee because that's a stimulant. If you eat food and your body feels very agile and alive, that means it's good food. Body is liking it. If you it something, it feels dull, that means it's not liking it. It's having difficulty with it. That's why it feels dull. Food is about the body. We must eat what is suitable for this body. But right now you're talking about making food into a habit. I want to tell you, there is no such thing as good habit and bad habit. Habit means you're functioning unconsciously. If you're functioning unconsciously, that's a bad thing because the whole thing about being human is being capable of doing things consciously. That is the beauty of being human. That we can do everything consciously. What an animal does unconsciously, we can do the same thing consciously. We can eat unconsciously or we can eat consciously. We can breathe unconsciously or we can breathe consciously. Everything that we can do, we can do consciously. The moment we do something consciously, suddenly that human being looks very refined and wonderful. Just because somebody walks and speaks consciously, doesn't he become a beautiful human being? Yes or no? That's all. So why is it that we're trying to develop habits as if it's a good thing? Habit means fixed reality, where you don't have to think. You get up in the morning and it'll happen to you. No. Don't try to automize your life. That is not efficiency. That is the efficiency of the machine. This one is supposed to function intelligently and consciously. Nobody is expecting it to function like a machine.

March 5, 2021

2:58

How to activate the Chakras

Transcript: Today this is common scientific knowledge that the whole existence is a reverberation of energy. So the source of all that's physical in the existence today, as for modern science, is a reverbration or a vibration. Among the vibrations that happen in the existence, not all of it is right now available to the human ear. What we refer to as music is a more refined arrangement of the sounds that the creation...

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... is already making. The Indian classical music particularly comes from a very deep understanding of the human system. Every human experience happens only within ourselves, never outside of ourselves. Because we are the basis of our experience. Everything that we do is based upon the nature of the self. Because of this, the music identified certain dimensions of the body which are responsive to the sounds that we generate, or the sounds that come towards us. The human system, being seen as five koshas or five sheets or layers of body. The Annamaya kosha, the Manomaya kosha, Pranamaya kosha, Vigyanamaya koshan, and Anandamaya kosha. Among these five, Pranamaya kosha is the most significant one. Pranamaya kosha is made up of 72,000 nadis which meet and redistribute in 114 significant ways, or there are 114 junction boxes in the human system. Of these, two are outside, the physical nature and 112 are within. Out of these 112, four are dormant to a large extent. So 108 active energy centers in the body are chakras in the body. Based on this, these 108 are divided on the right and the left in the form of Ida and Pingala. They're divided as 54 each. Based on this we formed a sanskrit alphabet of 54 sounds. These 54 sounds in two manifestations are feminine and masculine. We have 108. These 108 sounds has a significance and the whole music system evolved out of these 108. So the Indian classical music, essentially, is about touching these 108 or activating these 108 chakras or points in the body which will lead to a natural evolution of the human being to a higher level of consciousness. So music has never been just a form of entertainment, it has been a way of evolving an individual human being into a universal entity. So this dimension of activating the human system, this dimension of allowing the human system to evolve to its ultimate possibility, by using these 108 sounds, is called as Nada Yoga. So the Indian classical music is an evolution of this fundamental process of Nada Yoga.

Transcript: Today this is common scientific knowledge that the whole existence is a reverberation of energy. So the...

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... source of all that's physical in the existence today, as for modern science, is a reverbration or a vibration. Among the vibrations that happen in the existence, not all of it is right now available to the human ear. What we refer to as music is a more refined arrangement of the sounds that the creation is already making. The Indian classical music particularly comes from a very deep understanding of the human system. Every human experience happens only within ourselves, never outside of ourselves. Because we are the basis of our experience. Everything that we do is based upon the nature of the self. Because of this, the music identified certain dimensions of the body which are responsive to the sounds that we generate, or the sounds that come towards us. The human system, being seen as five koshas or five sheets or layers of body. The Annamaya kosha, the Manomaya kosha, Pranamaya kosha, Vigyanamaya koshan, and Anandamaya kosha. Among these five, Pranamaya kosha is the most significant one. Pranamaya kosha is made up of 72,000 nadis which meet and redistribute in 114 significant ways, or there are 114 junction boxes in the human system. Of these, two are outside, the physical nature and 112 are within. Out of these 112, four are dormant to a large extent. So 108 active energy centers in the body are chakras in the body. Based on this, these 108 are divided on the right and the left in the form of Ida and Pingala. They're divided as 54 each. Based on this we formed a sanskrit alphabet of 54 sounds. These 54 sounds in two manifestations are feminine and masculine. We have 108. These 108 sounds has a significance and the whole music system evolved out of these 108. So the Indian classical music, essentially, is about touching these 108 or activating these 108 chakras or points in the body which will lead to a natural evolution of the human being to a higher level of consciousness. So music has never been just a form of entertainment, it has been a way of evolving an individual human being into a universal entity. So this dimension of activating the human system, this dimension of allowing the human system to evolve to its ultimate possibility, by using these 108 sounds, is called as Nada Yoga. So the Indian classical music is an evolution of this fundamental process of Nada Yoga.

March 4, 2021

3:58

You must do this at least twice a day

Transcript: There's any kind of interaction, any kind of mingling and mixing of whatever kind. If you're in a crowd for too long, when you go home first thing you shower. You must do this. If it takes three, four, five, showers in a day, it doesn't matter. There were times when I used to shower minimum five to seven times a day. Now it's come down to maybe two definitely, sometimes three. Two is a must for you....

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... More is good. Any kind of physical contact happens with somebody, a period of more than let's say six minutes. If you're even holding somebody's hand, before you do yoga, it's best that you have a shower. This is not a cleansing thing. We are not trying to clean the body, that's not the point. It's not because somebody's impure you're trying to clean your body. Yoga is a way of organizing your energies into an individual. So if any kind of transaction happen too much. If I come and sit in a program, I'm not even physically touching anybody, if I sit in a program for two, three hours, first thing is shower. Because just the interaction creates a certain amount of. The integrity of your energy becomes little loose. So at any time, first thing when you go home, shower. Shower need not mean soap, shampoo, this, that. A bucket full of water, boom. Just water flowing over, it purifies. How does water purify without washing and scrubbing? Not like that. You know, in nuclear reactors they're using certain metals, particularly metals like titanium and even platinum and few other things. If they want to purify these metals, they want metals in the purest form. In the normal laboratory process, they can only purify to a certain point beyond that they're not able to purify. So what they do is, you make a rod of this metal and make another ring. Just move it up and down without touching. Just do this, you will see the metals will get purified. So 72% of your body is water. You just throw water over this, there is a certain purification. Not about washing the dirt on your skin. That is anyway there, that's a different thing. But a certain purification on a deeper level happens just allowing water to flow over you. Have you seen, suppose you are very tense on a particular day, when you go and stand under the shower, you don't want to come out. You want to just stay there for some time. Those three minutes or five minutes in the shower hasn't solved any problem in your life but when you come out it looks like it's gone. You're like born fresh, have you noticed this? You feel it's all gone. Because all that's happening is, this is largely two thirds of it is water. If just water flows on this, certain things will change.

Transcript: There's any kind of interaction, any kind of mingling and mixing of whatever kind. If you're in a crowd...

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... for too long, when you go home first thing you shower. You must do this. If it takes three, four, five, showers in a day, it doesn't matter. There were times when I used to shower minimum five to seven times a day. Now it's come down to maybe two definitely, sometimes three. Two is a must for you. More is good. Any kind of physical contact happens with somebody, a period of more than let's say six minutes. If you're even holding somebody's hand, before you do yoga, it's best that you have a shower. This is not a cleansing thing. We are not trying to clean the body, that's not the point. It's not because somebody's impure you're trying to clean your body. Yoga is a way of organizing your energies into an individual. So if any kind of transaction happen too much. If I come and sit in a program, I'm not even physically touching anybody, if I sit in a program for two, three hours, first thing is shower. Because just the interaction creates a certain amount of. The integrity of your energy becomes little loose. So at any time, first thing when you go home, shower. Shower need not mean soap, shampoo, this, that. A bucket full of water, boom. Just water flowing over, it purifies. How does water purify without washing and scrubbing? Not like that. You know, in nuclear reactors they're using certain metals, particularly metals like titanium and even platinum and few other things. If they want to purify these metals, they want metals in the purest form. In the normal laboratory process, they can only purify to a certain point beyond that they're not able to purify. So what they do is, you make a rod of this metal and make another ring. Just move it up and down without touching. Just do this, you will see the metals will get purified. So 72% of your body is water. You just throw water over this, there is a certain purification. Not about washing the dirt on your skin. That is anyway there, that's a different thing. But a certain purification on a deeper level happens just allowing water to flow over you. Have you seen, suppose you are very tense on a particular day, when you go and stand under the shower, you don't want to come out. You want to just stay there for some time. Those three minutes or five minutes in the shower hasn't solved any problem in your life but when you come out it looks like it's gone. You're like born fresh, have you noticed this? You feel it's all gone. Because all that's happening is, this is largely two thirds of it is water. If just water flows on this, certain things will change.

March 2, 2021

3:35

How to cure 70% of ailments

Transcript: Even if you go through a very brief period of illness, you suddenly understand the true value of health. What it means to be healthy. Without health, none of the other dimensions of our life mean anything to us. Our work, family, wealth, possessions will mean nothing if we have no health. Ill health comes to us in two fundamentally different ways. One is, we may acquire infectious diseases that we...

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... contract by living in the world. If you have an infection, you must go to the doctor. Because infection is like an invasion from outside. It has to be handled on war footing. Largely, we do chemical warfare but it is fine because it is a war. But over 70% of the ailments that people suffer from are generally self-help. In the sense, the chronic ailments created from within. Our own system has begun to work against us. The word disease means it's dis-ease. That means you have lost the ability to keep the system at ease, or in other words the system has become frictious. Many dimensions of human mechanism are not able to function in a cohesive manner. There is a certain amount of friction which causes some ailment or the other. No ailment is hereditary by itself. It is just that we may have a certain organ or certain part of the body inherently weak from our parentage and hence we may go through the same ailment if we go through similar lifestyles. But there is ample evidence to show that if we do necessary things consciously with our body, mind, and energies, what ailments our parents might have had need not come to us if we are able to handle our lives little more consciously and the process can be easily reversed.

Transcript: Even if you go through a very brief period of illness, you suddenly understand the true value of health....

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... What it means to be healthy. Without health, none of the other dimensions of our life mean anything to us. Our work, family, wealth, possessions will mean nothing if we have no health. Ill health comes to us in two fundamentally different ways. One is, we may acquire infectious diseases that we contract by living in the world. If you have an infection, you must go to the doctor. Because infection is like an invasion from outside. It has to be handled on war footing. Largely, we do chemical warfare but it is fine because it is a war. But over 70% of the ailments that people suffer from are generally self-help. In the sense, the chronic ailments created from within. Our own system has begun to work against us. The word disease means it's dis-ease. That means you have lost the ability to keep the system at ease, or in other words the system has become frictious. Many dimensions of human mechanism are not able to function in a cohesive manner. There is a certain amount of friction which causes some ailment or the other. No ailment is hereditary by itself. It is just that we may have a certain organ or certain part of the body inherently weak from our parentage and hence we may go through the same ailment if we go through similar lifestyles. But there is ample evidence to show that if we do necessary things consciously with our body, mind, and energies, what ailments our parents might have had need not come to us if we are able to handle our lives little more consciously and the process can be easily reversed.

March 1, 2021

2:27

Should I listen to my head or my heart

Transcript: So there's a whole lot of enterprise going on in the world by complicating very simple aspects of life. Really. If you complicate something with incomprehensible words and if you have a lot of words to do it, then you will seem profound because anyway nobody can understand what the hell it is. The thing that you're referring to as your heart, is generally the emotional side of you. So you're separating...

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... what is thought and what is emotion. Let me ask you a simple question. If you look at yourself carefully in your day-to-day activity, you will notice this. The way you think is the way you emote. Right now, if I think you are such a wonderful person, I will have sweet emotions towards yo. Which I hope you're thinking. This is not a confession. If I think she's horrible, I'll have nasty emotions towards you. Right. I cannot think you're wonderful and have nasty emotions towards you. I cannot think you're horrible and have sweet emotions towards you. It is impractical and it's not possible. People act those things and it never works. People. I hate her but I'll be nice to her. They will go like this and do like this. Have you seen this happening? Nice things are done in a horrible way. It is happening in families, among friends, whatever. Nice things are done in such a horrible way. If you want to do something horrible, just do something horrible at least. Don't spoil the nice things in a horrible way. So now the question is just this, thought and emotion - are they same or are they two different realms? They're not. Thought is agile. See today I can think. Right now I think you're wonderful. Just next moment you did something I don't like, I think you're horrible. My thought immediately changes because it's agile. But my emotion is happy. It'll take three days, it'll struggle and slowly turn around. It has a larger turning arc but after three days it'll come my way. For some people it's three days, some people three months but they will turn around, isn't it? Yes or no? The way you think is the way you feel, there is no other way. It is also true, the way you feel is the way you think also. It depends which is more dominant in you. In a person if emotion is forefront, the way they feel is the way they think. If thought is forefront, the way they think is the way they feel. You can't think one way and feel another way. That only happens temporarily for some time but emotion will catch up.

Transcript: So there's a whole lot of enterprise going on in the world by complicating very simple aspects of life....

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... Really. If you complicate something with incomprehensible words and if you have a lot of words to do it, then you will seem profound because anyway nobody can understand what the hell it is. The thing that you're referring to as your heart, is generally the emotional side of you. So you're separating what is thought and what is emotion. Let me ask you a simple question. If you look at yourself carefully in your day-to-day activity, you will notice this. The way you think is the way you emote. Right now, if I think you are such a wonderful person, I will have sweet emotions towards yo. Which I hope you're thinking. This is not a confession. If I think she's horrible, I'll have nasty emotions towards you. Right. I cannot think you're wonderful and have nasty emotions towards you. I cannot think you're horrible and have sweet emotions towards you. It is impractical and it's not possible. People act those things and it never works. People. I hate her but I'll be nice to her. They will go like this and do like this. Have you seen this happening? Nice things are done in a horrible way. It is happening in families, among friends, whatever. Nice things are done in such a horrible way. If you want to do something horrible, just do something horrible at least. Don't spoil the nice things in a horrible way. So now the question is just this, thought and emotion - are they same or are they two different realms? They're not. Thought is agile. See today I can think. Right now I think you're wonderful. Just next moment you did something I don't like, I think you're horrible. My thought immediately changes because it's agile. But my emotion is happy. It'll take three days, it'll struggle and slowly turn around. It has a larger turning arc but after three days it'll come my way. For some people it's three days, some people three months but they will turn around, isn't it? Yes or no? The way you think is the way you feel, there is no other way. It is also true, the way you feel is the way you think also. It depends which is more dominant in you. In a person if emotion is forefront, the way they feel is the way they think. If thought is forefront, the way they think is the way they feel. You can't think one way and feel another way. That only happens temporarily for some time but emotion will catch up.

February 28, 2021

3:13

What happens after death? Are there ghosts

Transcript: When somebody dies, we say this person is no more. That's not true. That person is no more the way you know them, but they still very much exist. See when you say I'm a human being, the outermost periphery is the physical body. In yoga, we look at everything as body because it is easier for you to understand that way. So we see the body has five dimensions or five sheets. Physical body is known as...

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... annamay kosha. Annamay kosha means, anna means the food. This is food body. Next one is called manomay kosha. That means it's the mental body. The third one is called pranamay kosha, which means the energy body. Physical body, mental body, energy body, all these three dimensions are physical. They are physical existence. Physical body is very gross, mental body is subtler, energy body is even subtler, but all these three are physical. Now, the next two dimensions are called vignanamay kosha and anandamay kosha. Vignanamay kosha is non-physical but related to the physical. It is like a transient state. Anandamay kosha is completely non-physical. And for all this, the karmic structure is the strings which hold these things together. So when a person dies, obviously the physical body is something that you borrowed from the earth. This body is just earth, isn't it? Physical body will fall apart. The mental body and the pranic body, depending upon the strength of your karma, goes on. If the karmic structure is very intense, unfinished, then it has to finish it. If the karma has become weak because it has run its course, then it very easily finds another body. If it has to find another body, the intensity of the structure should come down, it should become passive. If it is very intense, it cannot find. It has to hang. So this is what you are referring to as ghosts. Somebody is dead, his karmic structure is still intense because it's not over. Now he needs much more time to find another body, he still exists. And the more intense his karmic structure is, the more visible he becomes, are more experientially available to people. There are innumerable such beings all around you. Whether you know it or you don't know it. But most of them you won't feel because their karma is dissipated. They're just waiting for more dissipation before they find another body. Now if you dismantle the karmic structure 100%, now you merge with the existence. This is what is referred to as mukti mahasamadhi. In Hindu tradition it is referred to as mukti. In yogic tradition it is referred to as mahasamadhi. In the Buddhist way it is called as mahaparinirvana. Generally in English we are saying liberation. Liberation means becoming free from the very process of life and birth and death.

Transcript: When somebody dies, we say this person is no more. That's not true. That person is no more the way you...

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... know them, but they still very much exist. See when you say I'm a human being, the outermost periphery is the physical body. In yoga, we look at everything as body because it is easier for you to understand that way. So we see the body has five dimensions or five sheets. Physical body is known as annamay kosha. Annamay kosha means, anna means the food. This is food body. Next one is called manomay kosha. That means it's the mental body. The third one is called pranamay kosha, which means the energy body. Physical body, mental body, energy body, all these three dimensions are physical. They are physical existence. Physical body is very gross, mental body is subtler, energy body is even subtler, but all these three are physical. Now, the next two dimensions are called vignanamay kosha and anandamay kosha. Vignanamay kosha is non-physical but related to the physical. It is like a transient state. Anandamay kosha is completely non-physical. And for all this, the karmic structure is the strings which hold these things together. So when a person dies, obviously the physical body is something that you borrowed from the earth. This body is just earth, isn't it? Physical body will fall apart. The mental body and the pranic body, depending upon the strength of your karma, goes on. If the karmic structure is very intense, unfinished, then it has to finish it. If the karma has become weak because it has run its course, then it very easily finds another body. If it has to find another body, the intensity of the structure should come down, it should become passive. If it is very intense, it cannot find. It has to hang. So this is what you are referring to as ghosts. Somebody is dead, his karmic structure is still intense because it's not over. Now he needs much more time to find another body, he still exists. And the more intense his karmic structure is, the more visible he becomes, are more experientially available to people. There are innumerable such beings all around you. Whether you know it or you don't know it. But most of them you won't feel because their karma is dissipated. They're just waiting for more dissipation before they find another body. Now if you dismantle the karmic structure 100%, now you merge with the existence. This is what is referred to as mukti mahasamadhi. In Hindu tradition it is referred to as mukti. In yogic tradition it is referred to as mahasamadhi. In the Buddhist way it is called as mahaparinirvana. Generally in English we are saying liberation. Liberation means becoming free from the very process of life and birth and death.

February 27, 2021

3:57

Benefits of cold water bath. How to avoid catching cold?

Transcript: It's always best that we use water which is little cooler than the room temperature. Just a certain volume of water to flow over you, or to be immersed in a water which is cooler than room temperature. But if you're in a colder country, if you're in a temperate climate, the water may be too cold. That is not good. The water must be let's say, within five to eight degree centigrade, lower than the room...

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... temperature. Not more than that. So if you have a tendency to catch cold, initially, first couple of weeks you put a spoon of eucalyptus oil in the water, cold water, and pour it over you. You will see your cold will go away. Not because of the eucalyptus oil, just because the cold water. If you have an infection and something else where excess mucus is being generated, that needs to be treated differently. But as I said, the water should be just somewhere five to eight degrees below room temperature. If this happens, one thing that happens on the surface is, the cells, the epithelial cells will contract. When they contract they open up all the pores. The pores between the cells will open up. The cells themselves have pores, we don't want that to open. That will open if you put it in warm water. If you dip your body in a hot water tub, the cells will open up and take in water. That is not always a good thing to do. You put the body in cold water, the cells will contract. The in-between spaces will open and that's important for practicing yoga. Because we want the cellular structure of the body to be charged with a different dimension of energy. If the cells contract and allow space and then you practice your yoga, then the cellular structure in the body is charged. Why one person seems to be far more alive than the other is essentially because of this. And once your cellular structure is charged with energy, it will remain youthful for a very, very long time. When people are thinking why the old bugger is still not dead, you still feeling like you're 25.

Transcript: It's always best that we use water which is little cooler than the room temperature. Just a certain volume...

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... of water to flow over you, or to be immersed in a water which is cooler than room temperature. But if you're in a colder country, if you're in a temperate climate, the water may be too cold. That is not good. The water must be let's say, within five to eight degree centigrade, lower than the room temperature. Not more than that. So if you have a tendency to catch cold, initially, first couple of weeks you put a spoon of eucalyptus oil in the water, cold water, and pour it over you. You will see your cold will go away. Not because of the eucalyptus oil, just because the cold water. If you have an infection and something else where excess mucus is being generated, that needs to be treated differently. But as I said, the water should be just somewhere five to eight degrees below room temperature. If this happens, one thing that happens on the surface is, the cells, the epithelial cells will contract. When they contract they open up all the pores. The pores between the cells will open up. The cells themselves have pores, we don't want that to open. That will open if you put it in warm water. If you dip your body in a hot water tub, the cells will open up and take in water. That is not always a good thing to do. You put the body in cold water, the cells will contract. The in-between spaces will open and that's important for practicing yoga. Because we want the cellular structure of the body to be charged with a different dimension of energy. If the cells contract and allow space and then you practice your yoga, then the cellular structure in the body is charged. Why one person seems to be far more alive than the other is essentially because of this. And once your cellular structure is charged with energy, it will remain youthful for a very, very long time. When people are thinking why the old bugger is still not dead, you still feeling like you're 25.

February 26, 2021

3:15

The solution to travel tiredness and not being able to sleep in a new place

Transcript: Especially in travel, your aura gets frayed. This is the reason why you feel so exhausted with travel. Actually you sit and do nothing. Somebody is driving, you just sit. After 10 hours you find you're so tired. You did nothing. Because your energy gets frayed, your body is moving at a faster speed than it is designed to move. So the first thing that is damaged is your aura. If you go faster, faster,...

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... faster, faster. Let's say you travel 600 miles per hour in an open space, without a windshield. You will see your skin will peel off, isn't it? After that your flesh will fly off. After that your bones will fly off. Yes or no? The first thing that begins to be damaged is your aura. So with movement, with faster and faster movement, aura gets frayed. So if you wear rudraksh, it gives you a certain cocoon, it gives a certain stability to your aura. Travel, movement can be taken well. One who is constantly eating and sleeping in different places, his body goes through a certain level of destabilization. In the sense, many of you might have noticed this, you went to a new place, even if you're very exhausted, somehow in a certain place your body won't settle down and sleep. Have you noticed this? Ever? If you're a traveling person, you would have noticed it in some places. Your body just won't settle down. You're fully exhausted but you cannot sleep. This is because in your own house, in your own bedroom. Today there is something called as, what is it? The forensic people are using this. What? Thermal imaging, is it? See if you sit here now, 24 hours later somebody will come with a machine and find out where Gayatri was sitting. There is a memory in the place which they're able to detect. This person was sitting only here, not there. Well, if you bring your dog, it knows you are sitting here, isn't it? So something is left there, isn't it so? Something is obviously left there that is why a dog or a machine or something can detect it. So you are sleeping in the same bed every day, here, certain aspect of your energy is left here. Here, you're very comfortable. If you go to another place where the energies are very different, your body may not settle. Sometimes it could be damaging to the system. So a person who is constantly traveling wears a rudraksh so that he has a cocoon of his own energy, that the outside energies does not disturb him. He has a, we call this a kavach. You know what's a kavach? Kavach? It's more like a cocoon. It's a cocoon of your own energy. Wherever you go, you have your private bedroom going with you. It travels with you wherever you go.

Transcript: Especially in travel, your aura gets frayed. This is the reason why you feel so exhausted with travel....

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... Actually you sit and do nothing. Somebody is driving, you just sit. After 10 hours you find you're so tired. You did nothing. Because your energy gets frayed, your body is moving at a faster speed than it is designed to move. So the first thing that is damaged is your aura. If you go faster, faster, faster, faster. Let's say you travel 600 miles per hour in an open space, without a windshield. You will see your skin will peel off, isn't it? After that your flesh will fly off. After that your bones will fly off. Yes or no? The first thing that begins to be damaged is your aura. So with movement, with faster and faster movement, aura gets frayed. So if you wear rudraksh, it gives you a certain cocoon, it gives a certain stability to your aura. Travel, movement can be taken well. One who is constantly eating and sleeping in different places, his body goes through a certain level of destabilization. In the sense, many of you might have noticed this, you went to a new place, even if you're very exhausted, somehow in a certain place your body won't settle down and sleep. Have you noticed this? Ever? If you're a traveling person, you would have noticed it in some places. Your body just won't settle down. You're fully exhausted but you cannot sleep. This is because in your own house, in your own bedroom. Today there is something called as, what is it? The forensic people are using this. What? Thermal imaging, is it? See if you sit here now, 24 hours later somebody will come with a machine and find out where Gayatri was sitting. There is a memory in the place which they're able to detect. This person was sitting only here, not there. Well, if you bring your dog, it knows you are sitting here, isn't it? So something is left there, isn't it so? Something is obviously left there that is why a dog or a machine or something can detect it. So you are sleeping in the same bed every day, here, certain aspect of your energy is left here. Here, you're very comfortable. If you go to another place where the energies are very different, your body may not settle. Sometimes it could be damaging to the system. So a person who is constantly traveling wears a rudraksh so that he has a cocoon of his own energy, that the outside energies does not disturb him. He has a, we call this a kavach. You know what's a kavach? Kavach? It's more like a cocoon. It's a cocoon of your own energy. Wherever you go, you have your private bedroom going with you. It travels with you wherever you go.

February 25, 2021

3:23

The right way to take a bath (do this when not taking a head bath)

Transcript: In the yogic culture, a shower, there was no shower. Bath always meant dip in the river. Always went to the river, dipped, come out and do it. If you do this, your muscles will be good. So an alternate way of doing it is, usually in our homes the pail that we use to pour water is this big. At least it has 4 litres of water. If you do this, the whole body. That's it. Always. I mean I'm not going to...

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... insist on this for the ladies, your hairstyles and everything. But always a bath means, the first pail of water is on your head. Always. Putting cold water on your body will shift the heat into your brain very rapidly. It should not happen. So this is why, those who don't want to wet their hair, at least you take a little bit of cold water and put it. You know there's a point here, in line with your ears. Here. At that point you put little cold water, immediately you will see a certain cooling happens in the head region. After that, you can have bath with just the body. But otherwise, always, the first pail of water is over your head, not on your body. So what you do is, you fill the bucket, and. That's the best way to do it in the morning. The body should be immersed in water. You're trying to create a simulated dip in the river. Okay? At the same time, the whole body should be, at least the skin should be covered in water. At the same time, not like this, this, this. Like this, this, this, you know. If you pour water, the whole body, the body should think you're taking it for a dip. So, if you pour like this, there is a certain coolness in the system and muscles become very flexible. Shower can do it too. If the shower is forceful enough, or at least if the vloume of water is good enough, shower can easily do that.

Transcript: In the yogic culture, a shower, there was no shower. Bath always meant dip in the river. Always went...

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... to the river, dipped, come out and do it. If you do this, your muscles will be good. So an alternate way of doing it is, usually in our homes the pail that we use to pour water is this big. At least it has 4 litres of water. If you do this, the whole body. That's it. Always. I mean I'm not going to insist on this for the ladies, your hairstyles and everything. But always a bath means, the first pail of water is on your head. Always. Putting cold water on your body will shift the heat into your brain very rapidly. It should not happen. So this is why, those who don't want to wet their hair, at least you take a little bit of cold water and put it. You know there's a point here, in line with your ears. Here. At that point you put little cold water, immediately you will see a certain cooling happens in the head region. After that, you can have bath with just the body. But otherwise, always, the first pail of water is over your head, not on your body. So what you do is, you fill the bucket, and. That's the best way to do it in the morning. The body should be immersed in water. You're trying to create a simulated dip in the river. Okay? At the same time, the whole body should be, at least the skin should be covered in water. At the same time, not like this, this, this. Like this, this, this, you know. If you pour water, the whole body, the body should think you're taking it for a dip. So, if you pour like this, there is a certain coolness in the system and muscles become very flexible. Shower can do it too. If the shower is forceful enough, or at least if the vloume of water is good enough, shower can easily do that.

February 24, 2021

2:36

How to protect yourself from black magic? Someone can do black magic on you

Transcript: You know people use negative energies to affect other people's lives. You're aware of this? What do you call that here? Yes billy sunyam, the black magic, or whatever you call it. There are various kinds of arts. One veda, out of the four vedas, one veda is dedicated towards this. The Atharvaveda is all about how to manipulate energies to your benefit and somebody's detriment. If you wear rudraksh,...

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... it also protects you against that kind of negative situations. Many times, these things could happen to people even though they are not directed towards them. Right now, let's say somebody is doing some black magic to me. But I am not receptive to it. You are sitting here, you may get it. It is not necessary it must be aimed at you. If you're susceptible at a certain moment, you will get it. So many, many times people may go through bad patches and things like that. Won't describe this, I don't want to create fear in your mind. But many times we have seen people being influenced by certain things not knowing what's happening, blaming all kinds of things. Not knowing what exactly is happening with themselves. Wearing a simple mala gives a certain level of protection for that person.

Transcript: You know people use negative energies to affect other people's lives. You're aware of this? What do you...

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... call that here? Yes billy sunyam, the black magic, or whatever you call it. There are various kinds of arts. One veda, out of the four vedas, one veda is dedicated towards this. The Atharvaveda is all about how to manipulate energies to your benefit and somebody's detriment. If you wear rudraksh, it also protects you against that kind of negative situations. Many times, these things could happen to people even though they are not directed towards them. Right now, let's say somebody is doing some black magic to me. But I am not receptive to it. You are sitting here, you may get it. It is not necessary it must be aimed at you. If you're susceptible at a certain moment, you will get it. So many, many times people may go through bad patches and things like that. Won't describe this, I don't want to create fear in your mind. But many times we have seen people being influenced by certain things not knowing what's happening, blaming all kinds of things. Not knowing what exactly is happening with themselves. Wearing a simple mala gives a certain level of protection for that person.

February 23, 2021

1:36

How to reduce your sleep quota by 2 to 3 hours

Transcript: So you are supposed to chew your food. Why you are supposed to chew your food is that you have enzymes in your saliva. Where, if you take a little bit of raw rice and put it in your mouth just for a minute, you will see it turns sweet right here because right here carbohydrate is being converted into sugar, right here. So if you eat properly, then we say about 30 to 50% of your digestion should happen...

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... in your mouth. So this part of the digestive system is expecting half digested food or partially digested food. But right now the way we're eating is, mostly we're putting not only undigested food, but partially destroyed food. So the amount of food that you need to get the same amount of energy has increased. You are eating much more food than what you should eat to generate that much of energy. Because of that, there is inertia in the body because it has to process so much more food than what it should. There is inertia. Once there is inertia, your sleep quota increases. See, this is not that you must deny yourself sleep, that's not the point. But if you eat right and do a certain things with your body, you see, very effortlessly, within three to four weeks, you can drop your sleep quota anywhere between two to three hours. One and a half to three hours very easily you can drop if you just eat consciously and just learn to sit properly. You know. Just the posture. Your geometry of the body and what goes into the system. If you just manage these two things, you'll see sleep quota will just come down like that. So what kind of food do you eat so there is no inertia in the body. In yogic way of seeing things, we are looking at thamas, rajas, and sattva. Thamas means inertia. Rajas means activity but no balance. Sattva means absolutely balanced kind of energy.

Transcript: So you are supposed to chew your food. Why you are supposed to chew your food is that you have enzymes...

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... in your saliva. Where, if you take a little bit of raw rice and put it in your mouth just for a minute, you will see it turns sweet right here because right here carbohydrate is being converted into sugar, right here. So if you eat properly, then we say about 30 to 50% of your digestion should happen in your mouth. So this part of the digestive system is expecting half digested food or partially digested food. But right now the way we're eating is, mostly we're putting not only undigested food, but partially destroyed food. So the amount of food that you need to get the same amount of energy has increased. You are eating much more food than what you should eat to generate that much of energy. Because of that, there is inertia in the body because it has to process so much more food than what it should. There is inertia. Once there is inertia, your sleep quota increases. See, this is not that you must deny yourself sleep, that's not the point. But if you eat right and do a certain things with your body, you see, very effortlessly, within three to four weeks, you can drop your sleep quota anywhere between two to three hours. One and a half to three hours very easily you can drop if you just eat consciously and just learn to sit properly. You know. Just the posture. Your geometry of the body and what goes into the system. If you just manage these two things, you'll see sleep quota will just come down like that. So what kind of food do you eat so there is no inertia in the body. In yogic way of seeing things, we are looking at thamas, rajas, and sattva. Thamas means inertia. Rajas means activity but no balance. Sattva means absolutely balanced kind of energy.

February 22, 2021

2:14

The amazing healing powers of 100 years old Ghee (clarified butter)

Transcript: I'm going to ask you one thing. Right now in Kerala people are claiming, and we don't know how much of it is true, but I know some of it is true. People have preserved ghee in the earth, they buried it in the earth and kept it for over 100 years. And it seems this ghee has tremendous healing possibilities. Can you say something? Yeah, yeah. So this hundred years old ghee, purana gratam, is the best...

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... medicine for eczema, psoriasis. Even if you take internally, it can heal peptic ulcers, ulcerative colitis, IBS - irritable bowel syndrome. Many disorders. Even autoimmune diseases. So this promotes ojas. That is called shata. Shata means hundred years. Means the ghee is buried in a clay pot into the soil 100 years. Because when ghee is staying in the soil for 100 years, that much long time, some molecular changes happen within the ghee. And that ghee is rich in ojas, it is rich in tejas and it is rich in prana. Because ultimately the pure essence of vata dosha is pran. Pure essence of pitta is tejas and kapha is ojas. And at cellular level, ojas, tejas, pran, they maintain cellular metabolic activity, cellular intelligence and flow of communication. Prana is a flow of communication. So at cellular level, ojas, tejas, prana, they are operating and enhancing the cellular life.

Transcript: I'm going to ask you one thing. Right now in Kerala people are claiming, and we don't know how much of...

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... it is true, but I know some of it is true. People have preserved ghee in the earth, they buried it in the earth and kept it for over 100 years. And it seems this ghee has tremendous healing possibilities. Can you say something? Yeah, yeah. So this hundred years old ghee, purana gratam, is the best medicine for eczema, psoriasis. Even if you take internally, it can heal peptic ulcers, ulcerative colitis, IBS - irritable bowel syndrome. Many disorders. Even autoimmune diseases. So this promotes ojas. That is called shata. Shata means hundred years. Means the ghee is buried in a clay pot into the soil 100 years. Because when ghee is staying in the soil for 100 years, that much long time, some molecular changes happen within the ghee. And that ghee is rich in ojas, it is rich in tejas and it is rich in prana. Because ultimately the pure essence of vata dosha is pran. Pure essence of pitta is tejas and kapha is ojas. And at cellular level, ojas, tejas, pran, they maintain cellular metabolic activity, cellular intelligence and flow of communication. Prana is a flow of communication. So at cellular level, ojas, tejas, prana, they are operating and enhancing the cellular life.

February 21, 2021

1:53

What is AURA? How can I see someone’s Aura

Transcript: Aura is that of many kinds. One can carry from a pitch black aura to a pure white aura. Between these two, there are a million shades. Essentially, the physical, mental, emotional, and energy status of who you are right now, in a certain way, is represented by your aura. Or it's visible through the aura. Every substance on the planet has a certain field of energy around it. Or what you see as substance...

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... on the planet is actually energy. It's a scientific fact. The whole existence is energy. One part of the energy has manifested itself into a certain level of reverberation which makes it a physical form. Another part of the energy does not manifest itself into your physical form but it still has a form. So that form, which is not yet physical or refuses to become physical but still maintains a form, that's an aura. Or that's being called an aura. What you call as aura is even more superficial than the skin because it's even further out. So it may have certain, if one has the necessary insight, may have certain, give you certain access to the nature of the person. But you're only looking at the psychological, emotional, and physical structure of the human being. But aura is not even skin deep. So it's not worth spending time on it. If you become conscious of the core, the surface may be just visible to you. But you trying to see and read people's auras is a stupid thing to do. You'll waste your life trying to do such things. If you're conscious, if your perception is enhanced, you may see things.

Transcript: Aura is that of many kinds. One can carry from a pitch black aura to a pure white aura. Between these...

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... two, there are a million shades. Essentially, the physical, mental, emotional, and energy status of who you are right now, in a certain way, is represented by your aura. Or it's visible through the aura. Every substance on the planet has a certain field of energy around it. Or what you see as substance on the planet is actually energy. It's a scientific fact. The whole existence is energy. One part of the energy has manifested itself into a certain level of reverberation which makes it a physical form. Another part of the energy does not manifest itself into your physical form but it still has a form. So that form, which is not yet physical or refuses to become physical but still maintains a form, that's an aura. Or that's being called an aura. What you call as aura is even more superficial than the skin because it's even further out. So it may have certain, if one has the necessary insight, may have certain, give you certain access to the nature of the person. But you're only looking at the psychological, emotional, and physical structure of the human being. But aura is not even skin deep. So it's not worth spending time on it. If you become conscious of the core, the surface may be just visible to you. But you trying to see and read people's auras is a stupid thing to do. You'll waste your life trying to do such things. If you're conscious, if your perception is enhanced, you may see things.

February 19, 2021

2:59

The four ways of becoming meditative

Transcript: There are four ways to become meditative. So you can use the body to reach your ultimate nature, this is called karma yoga. If you use your intelligence to reach your ultimate nature, we call this naan yoga. If you use your emotion to reach your ultimate nature, we call this bhakti yoga. Yoga of emotion or devotion. If you use or transform your inner energies to reach your ultimate nature, we call...

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... this kriya yoga. On a certain day, these four yogis, all of them are taking a walk together. Usually they can never be together because they can never get along. Because people who follow the path of intelligence or intellect, they have great disdain for others. They think everybody else is a nut case. Devotional people, they have pity for all the other people. They're missing everything. Karma yogis, these are people of action. They think everybody is weaving all kinds of philosophies to hide their laziness. Kriya yogis have absolute disdain for everybody because after all the whole existence is energy. If you do not transform your energies, what? So these four people cannot get along. But today all of them are taking a walk together. Suddenly a thunderstorm broke loose, big rain and wind. They started running, looking for shelter. The man of devotion said, in this direction there's an ancient temple, let's go there. He knows the geography of temples. So they all ran there. Then they saw a temple where the walls had collapsed long ago. Four columns and a roof underneath that, in the center, there was a deity, an image of god. They all ran there to the temple. Then the storm became more and more severe, it started lashing from every direction. To avoid this, they hugged the deity. All four of them hugged the deity, not because they have fallen in love with god, just to escape the rain. And suddenly god appeared. In all their four minds, the same question, oh why now? We did so much yoga, so much devotion, so much worship, you didn't come. Now we are just escaping the rain, why have you come? God said, I have been waiting. At last you four idiots got together. So these four have to get together, then you become meditative. Right now your mind is going in one direction, your body is going another direction, your emotions are going somewhere else, your energies are a different matter altogether. If we can somehow align them for one moment, we will see there will be a different dimension happening within you.

Transcript: There are four ways to become meditative. So you can use the body to reach your ultimate nature, this...

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... is called karma yoga. If you use your intelligence to reach your ultimate nature, we call this naan yoga. If you use your emotion to reach your ultimate nature, we call this bhakti yoga. Yoga of emotion or devotion. If you use or transform your inner energies to reach your ultimate nature, we call this kriya yoga. On a certain day, these four yogis, all of them are taking a walk together. Usually they can never be together because they can never get along. Because people who follow the path of intelligence or intellect, they have great disdain for others. They think everybody else is a nut case. Devotional people, they have pity for all the other people. They're missing everything. Karma yogis, these are people of action. They think everybody is weaving all kinds of philosophies to hide their laziness. Kriya yogis have absolute disdain for everybody because after all the whole existence is energy. If you do not transform your energies, what? So these four people cannot get along. But today all of them are taking a walk together. Suddenly a thunderstorm broke loose, big rain and wind. They started running, looking for shelter. The man of devotion said, in this direction there's an ancient temple, let's go there. He knows the geography of temples. So they all ran there. Then they saw a temple where the walls had collapsed long ago. Four columns and a roof underneath that, in the center, there was a deity, an image of god. They all ran there to the temple. Then the storm became more and more severe, it started lashing from every direction. To avoid this, they hugged the deity. All four of them hugged the deity, not because they have fallen in love with god, just to escape the rain. And suddenly god appeared. In all their four minds, the same question, oh why now? We did so much yoga, so much devotion, so much worship, you didn't come. Now we are just escaping the rain, why have you come? God said, I have been waiting. At last you four idiots got together. So these four have to get together, then you become meditative. Right now your mind is going in one direction, your body is going another direction, your emotions are going somewhere else, your energies are a different matter altogether. If we can somehow align them for one moment, we will see there will be a different dimension happening within you.

February 18, 2021

3:16

Do I have free will or Is my life predestined – A crash course on Karma

Transcript: Q: I want to know about how much of our life is governed by karma and how much is our free will? Can you change what you did yesterday? Sadhguru: You cannot change that. But, what you make out of it today, that you can change. That is always in your hands. Always and always. It's in your hands. It is by your thought, by your emotion, and your action. This is how...

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... you perform your actions, isn't it? So, karma means, till now whatever you did, the residual impact of that is definitely there upon your life. But, this moment's karma is in your hands. Yesterday's karma, you cannot change. But this moment's karma is in your hands. This moment's karma could be a karma of freedom or of bondage. If you handle this moment in a certain way, you will be free from everything that was yesterday. If you do not handle it that way, yesterday will rule you today. This is also your karma. This is also your. See, please do not understand karma as some kind of punishment and reward. It's not like that. It is just that everything that you touch with your mind, with your emotion, with your body, a bit of it sticks to you. The residual action is remaining with you. Yesterday, whatever you did, is it not there in your memory? Is it not there in your memory? Is it not influencing what you do today? Yesterday what you thought, is it there in your memory? Is it not influencing your thought and action today? Yesterday what you felt in your emotions, is it not there in your memory? Memory is not just mental memory, memory is on many different levels. It is in your body, it's in your chemistry, it's in your energy. In many different back up systems are there for your energy. For your memory. So this memory is acting itself out. But, this moment, if you wish to be conscious, this memory, you can use it whichever way you want. You can look back on your life and laugh at all the stupid things that you did. You can look back on your life and cry, why did I do all these stupid things? Or you can look back on your life and learn that, okay, I did all these stupid things yesterday. What is the smart thing that I can do today? Same karma. Yesterday's karma is same karma. But this moment's karma can be different depending upon how consciously you act this moment, isn't it? This moment's karma can be either karma of sweetness or bitterness. Yesterday might have been sweetness or bitterness, you cannot change that. Can you change what you did yesterday? You cannot change that. But, what you make out of it today, that you can change. That is always in your hands. Always and always. It's in your hands.

Transcript: Q: I want to know about how much of our life is governed by karma and how much is our...

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... free will? Can you change what you did yesterday? Sadhguru: You cannot change that. But, what you make out of it today, that you can change. That is always in your hands. Always and always. It's in your hands. It is by your thought, by your emotion, and your action. This is how you perform your actions, isn't it? So, karma means, till now whatever you did, the residual impact of that is definitely there upon your life. But, this moment's karma is in your hands. Yesterday's karma, you cannot change. But this moment's karma is in your hands. This moment's karma could be a karma of freedom or of bondage. If you handle this moment in a certain way, you will be free from everything that was yesterday. If you do not handle it that way, yesterday will rule you today. This is also your karma. This is also your. See, please do not understand karma as some kind of punishment and reward. It's not like that. It is just that everything that you touch with your mind, with your emotion, with your body, a bit of it sticks to you. The residual action is remaining with you. Yesterday, whatever you did, is it not there in your memory? Is it not there in your memory? Is it not influencing what you do today? Yesterday what you thought, is it there in your memory? Is it not influencing your thought and action today? Yesterday what you felt in your emotions, is it not there in your memory? Memory is not just mental memory, memory is on many different levels. It is in your body, it's in your chemistry, it's in your energy. In many different back up systems are there for your energy. For your memory. So this memory is acting itself out. But, this moment, if you wish to be conscious, this memory, you can use it whichever way you want. You can look back on your life and laugh at all the stupid things that you did. You can look back on your life and cry, why did I do all these stupid things? Or you can look back on your life and learn that, okay, I did all these stupid things yesterday. What is the smart thing that I can do today? Same karma. Yesterday's karma is same karma. But this moment's karma can be different depending upon how consciously you act this moment, isn't it? This moment's karma can be either karma of sweetness or bitterness. Yesterday might have been sweetness or bitterness, you cannot change that. Can you change what you did yesterday? You cannot change that. But, what you make out of it today, that you can change. That is always in your hands. Always and always. It's in your hands.

February 17, 2021

3:30

Utter this sound to cure bad and distorted dreams, ADHD and many other benefits

Transcript: Sound aum has innumerable benefits. If you are suffering from excessive fear, distorted dreams, bad dreams, nightmares, unstable mind, unstable body. If your general constitution is weak, you tend to fall sick too often. Particularly children, if they have attention disorders, daily utterance of aum for a few minutes a day will make a enormous difference for you. If you have problems that you are unable...

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... to do anything with a certain resolve in your life, daily utterance of aum will be truly transformational for you. Within a couple of weeks you can notice a phenomenal difference in the way you function. Even today, if anybody comes here with any kind of psychological disturbances, the first prescription is always aum. You do this for a few weeks, you settle down and then we go into other aspects. I can show you hundreds of people for whom, medically it was believed that they have to be in psychiatric medication for the rest of their life, have completely walked out of the need for medication simply by uttering aum. When aum reverberates, it starts from just beneath the navel and ends at the tip of your nose. You open your mouth and say aa, gently close your mouth it becomes oo, you close it it becomes mm. Now these three sounds, aa, oo and mm, are referred to as the basic sounds or the universal sounds. Because these three sounds are the basis of all the other sounds that you cannot tell. Suppose you did not have a tongue, what are the sounds you cannot tell? You can do aa, you can do oo, you can do mm. Try any other sound. Someone who is unable to speak, a mute person who is unable to speak, what are the sounds that he makes? Aa, oo, mm. Because these three sounds do not need the use of your tongue. If you remove your tongue, you're able to make only three sounds. Aa, oo, mm. If you utter these three sounds together, what do you get? It's not oh. So these are the three basic sounds which are the very basis of all the other sounds that you cannot tell. So aum is known as the universal sound or the basic sound in the creation.

Transcript: Sound aum has innumerable benefits. If you are suffering from excessive fear, distorted dreams, bad dreams,...

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... nightmares, unstable mind, unstable body. If your general constitution is weak, you tend to fall sick too often. Particularly children, if they have attention disorders, daily utterance of aum for a few minutes a day will make a enormous difference for you. If you have problems that you are unable to do anything with a certain resolve in your life, daily utterance of aum will be truly transformational for you. Within a couple of weeks you can notice a phenomenal difference in the way you function. Even today, if anybody comes here with any kind of psychological disturbances, the first prescription is always aum. You do this for a few weeks, you settle down and then we go into other aspects. I can show you hundreds of people for whom, medically it was believed that they have to be in psychiatric medication for the rest of their life, have completely walked out of the need for medication simply by uttering aum. When aum reverberates, it starts from just beneath the navel and ends at the tip of your nose. You open your mouth and say aa, gently close your mouth it becomes oo, you close it it becomes mm. Now these three sounds, aa, oo and mm, are referred to as the basic sounds or the universal sounds. Because these three sounds are the basis of all the other sounds that you cannot tell. Suppose you did not have a tongue, what are the sounds you cannot tell? You can do aa, you can do oo, you can do mm. Try any other sound. Someone who is unable to speak, a mute person who is unable to speak, what are the sounds that he makes? Aa, oo, mm. Because these three sounds do not need the use of your tongue. If you remove your tongue, you're able to make only three sounds. Aa, oo, mm. If you utter these three sounds together, what do you get? It's not oh. So these are the three basic sounds which are the very basis of all the other sounds that you cannot tell. So aum is known as the universal sound or the basic sound in the creation.

February 16, 2021

3:59

Is inception possible? Can someone plant thoughts into you?

Transcript: Can somebody plant a thought? Definitely. Definitely, yes. If you're talking about someone consciously wanting to plant a thought in you, is that possible? Very much possible. But you shouldn't get into this mode. Because every time you do something wrong, you will think somebody planted this in my mind. Even if you let somebody plant it in your head, it is still your doing, isn't it? In fact, we can...

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... plant a whole philosophy into you, if you want. Why just a thought? A whole series of thought, a complex series of thought we can plant into your head. But, there are different ways of planting a thought. There are dark ways of doing it. The dark ways of doing it involves various dark arts through which they will plant negative thoughts in your head. Where you will work for your own destruction. So if you're talking about negative thoughts being implanted into you, all you have to do is bring some simple meditation or something where your system gets organized in such a way that these things cannot affect you. Or you must carry something with you which will create a certain cocoon of energies around you where these things cannot affect you. There are various ways of preventing somebody else influencing your thought. There are straight ways of doing it. There are other ways of doing it, where a thought is not planted. You are made to think in a certain way, purely for your well-being. This needs to be done. Otherwise, you will just scatter yourself all over the place and spend your life without any purpose. Without getting anywhere.

Transcript: Can somebody plant a thought? Definitely. Definitely, yes. If you're talking about someone consciously...

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... wanting to plant a thought in you, is that possible? Very much possible. But you shouldn't get into this mode. Because every time you do something wrong, you will think somebody planted this in my mind. Even if you let somebody plant it in your head, it is still your doing, isn't it? In fact, we can plant a whole philosophy into you, if you want. Why just a thought? A whole series of thought, a complex series of thought we can plant into your head. But, there are different ways of planting a thought. There are dark ways of doing it. The dark ways of doing it involves various dark arts through which they will plant negative thoughts in your head. Where you will work for your own destruction. So if you're talking about negative thoughts being implanted into you, all you have to do is bring some simple meditation or something where your system gets organized in such a way that these things cannot affect you. Or you must carry something with you which will create a certain cocoon of energies around you where these things cannot affect you. There are various ways of preventing somebody else influencing your thought. There are straight ways of doing it. There are other ways of doing it, where a thought is not planted. You are made to think in a certain way, purely for your well-being. This needs to be done. Otherwise, you will just scatter yourself all over the place and spend your life without any purpose. Without getting anywhere.

February 15, 2021

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