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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

2:51

How to find and energize negative energy spaces in your house

Transcript: Any number of people will find. If they're feeling sick, particularly if they're feeling psychologically, you know, kind of oppressed. You will see if they just walk out of that space, they will feel great. If they move to another place, they will almost become healthy. Many times. Many, many times for most people. Not everybody who is having psychological problems are pathologically ill. Most of them...

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... are victims of the situations in which they exist. Various type of situations. Energy situation is one of them. And an important one. Today you have built homes which are so large, it's very difficult to make them alive just by living. If you just had a one room house, and you lived in great sense of love and joy, you can easily keep it very alive. But today your house has 10-15 enclosures, it's very difficult for any human being to keep it alive. Once in a way if you do not enliven it, slowly if you enter certain parts of your home, you will see it feels like a coffin. I want all of you, today, you know your house well enough, where you need to open your eyes, you open. But just walk with your eyes closed, with your left hand outstretched a little bit and just walk, just feel and walk around the house. You will see many parts of your house will feel like a coffin. Some parts may be alive. Usually I find kitchens are alive. Because it's the only place something is happening. Everywhere else. If you live in a very, very alive way, you can enliven something. But when you have 12, 15, 20 enclosures in your house, it's very, very difficult for anybody to enliven all that. And another thing is, it's recirculated air. Nobody opens a window or a door, it's all the time same air being recirculated or very minimal amount of movement of aliveness. If you have a lot of plants around you, trees around you, and if you keep the windows open, they will take care of the poornan puja for you to quite some extent. They can. But most of the houses are shut off and recirculated air is going on all the time. People are not moving about joyfully. Either they're staring at their computer screen, or they're depressed, or they're sleeping. Inertia of various levels. And various levels of stresses and tensions. It slowly builds up in the space and it can overwhelm a person.

Transcript: Any number of people will find. If they're feeling sick, particularly if they're feeling psychologically,...

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... you know, kind of oppressed. You will see if they just walk out of that space, they will feel great. If they move to another place, they will almost become healthy. Many times. Many, many times for most people. Not everybody who is having psychological problems are pathologically ill. Most of them are victims of the situations in which they exist. Various type of situations. Energy situation is one of them. And an important one. Today you have built homes which are so large, it's very difficult to make them alive just by living. If you just had a one room house, and you lived in great sense of love and joy, you can easily keep it very alive. But today your house has 10-15 enclosures, it's very difficult for any human being to keep it alive. Once in a way if you do not enliven it, slowly if you enter certain parts of your home, you will see it feels like a coffin. I want all of you, today, you know your house well enough, where you need to open your eyes, you open. But just walk with your eyes closed, with your left hand outstretched a little bit and just walk, just feel and walk around the house. You will see many parts of your house will feel like a coffin. Some parts may be alive. Usually I find kitchens are alive. Because it's the only place something is happening. Everywhere else. If you live in a very, very alive way, you can enliven something. But when you have 12, 15, 20 enclosures in your house, it's very, very difficult for anybody to enliven all that. And another thing is, it's recirculated air. Nobody opens a window or a door, it's all the time same air being recirculated or very minimal amount of movement of aliveness. If you have a lot of plants around you, trees around you, and if you keep the windows open, they will take care of the poornan puja for you to quite some extent. They can. But most of the houses are shut off and recirculated air is going on all the time. People are not moving about joyfully. Either they're staring at their computer screen, or they're depressed, or they're sleeping. Inertia of various levels. And various levels of stresses and tensions. It slowly builds up in the space and it can overwhelm a person.

February 14, 2021

2:56

Every cell in your body is sensitive

Transcript: Because the entire body is capable of this, I must tell you my experience. Once I, you know, like we had a major success in some business venture when I was doing this. So I was always exposed to nature wherever possible. I've been trekking, motorcycling, all this. But my partner is a nice city boy so we decided that we will go to a place where there was a reservoir, like a dam and there's a big lake...

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... and there are small, reasonable-sized hills. We went there and we were all swimming. After swimming I was still in my swimming trunks, I thought let me climb the hill. The summer month's pretty dry so I went up the hill. Now I'm, sometimes I wonder these days wherever I go, somebody's carrying a bottle of water. At that time I rode through the day and night, I never had a water bottle with me. We just managed just like that. So I went up the hill. As I went in the summer heat, bare bodied, I was sweating heavily. But, you know I have a problem of turning back halfway. So I want to go all the way up and then come down. I went up and as I was beginning to come down, I started feeling that I was suffocating with my tongue kind of bloating up. I was dehydrating so much that my tongue was becoming like a block in my breathing and I really started struggling. I badly needed at least a few drops of water. I tried to lick my own sweat but it didn't help. When I thought I'm going to kind of literally lose my consciousness, like I'm going to faint. Then I just sat there with my eyes closed for some time. Then I realized my entire body, you know like all the hair on my hands and legs are all going this way. It's not like goosebumps. Goosebumps means this will rise this way, this will rise this way. I just saw that all the hair pointing this way and I just knew there's water somewhere here and I just went in search of it. I went into a small, beneath a rock outcrop, like a small cave. A cave not for a human being, maybe rabbits and rats and those kind of animals could go and stay there, that kind of cave. Just about that much. There was a small pool of water. Maybe it was a rabbit's urine, or it was rain water. I don't know what the hell it was, it didn't matter. I just put my face into it and drank up the whole thing including the mud and everything. I sat there for a while recovered from that and came down. Why I'm saying this is, when you really need something like food or water, you will see every cell in the body will long for it. If you pay attention, you will see thirst is not just in your mouth it's everywhere.

Transcript: Because the entire body is capable of this, I must tell you my experience. Once I, you know, like we...

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... had a major success in some business venture when I was doing this. So I was always exposed to nature wherever possible. I've been trekking, motorcycling, all this. But my partner is a nice city boy so we decided that we will go to a place where there was a reservoir, like a dam and there's a big lake and there are small, reasonable-sized hills. We went there and we were all swimming. After swimming I was still in my swimming trunks, I thought let me climb the hill. The summer month's pretty dry so I went up the hill. Now I'm, sometimes I wonder these days wherever I go, somebody's carrying a bottle of water. At that time I rode through the day and night, I never had a water bottle with me. We just managed just like that. So I went up the hill. As I went in the summer heat, bare bodied, I was sweating heavily. But, you know I have a problem of turning back halfway. So I want to go all the way up and then come down. I went up and as I was beginning to come down, I started feeling that I was suffocating with my tongue kind of bloating up. I was dehydrating so much that my tongue was becoming like a block in my breathing and I really started struggling. I badly needed at least a few drops of water. I tried to lick my own sweat but it didn't help. When I thought I'm going to kind of literally lose my consciousness, like I'm going to faint. Then I just sat there with my eyes closed for some time. Then I realized my entire body, you know like all the hair on my hands and legs are all going this way. It's not like goosebumps. Goosebumps means this will rise this way, this will rise this way. I just saw that all the hair pointing this way and I just knew there's water somewhere here and I just went in search of it. I went into a small, beneath a rock outcrop, like a small cave. A cave not for a human being, maybe rabbits and rats and those kind of animals could go and stay there, that kind of cave. Just about that much. There was a small pool of water. Maybe it was a rabbit's urine, or it was rain water. I don't know what the hell it was, it didn't matter. I just put my face into it and drank up the whole thing including the mud and everything. I sat there for a while recovered from that and came down. Why I'm saying this is, when you really need something like food or water, you will see every cell in the body will long for it. If you pay attention, you will see thirst is not just in your mouth it's everywhere.

February 13, 2021

4:01

The science behind bowing down & a crash course on 7 Chakras

Transcript: Essentially because, you can receive anything that comes towards you in many different ways. The yogic intention, always, is to receive it from the higher aspects of your life. You know there is anahata, which is the meeting of two triangles. Below that, is manipuraka, swadisthana, and muladhara. Which are all chakras representing different aspects of survival process. Survival, basic survival, reproductive...

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... process, maintenance process, all survival related. Here it comes. And there are two triangles intersecting each other because this is ultimate ecstacy, this is realisation, this is power, this is love. And these sections, these triangles intersecting. When there is a consecrated space, what it means is, there is a powerful energy which has the possibility of transforming you. That energy must come to you always from the highest possibility that you can receive. You can receive from your sahasrar, it would be too fantastic. That is the reason, the moment any Indian person goes into temple, first thing is they want to expose this. They keep it wet. In a proper temple they're told, even in the Dhyanalinga temple people go, wet themselves. A wet head, because they're hoping this energy will enter hear. It didn't work, so hoping here. Didn't work, then they will take, hoping this will work. Nothing worked. Then they will say this. But they don't want to go here. Because these are survival processes. We don't want to enhance them. We want to enhance other dimensions of life which will enhance our life because if you survive better. If you survive, it's good. It's very essential we survive. But, surviving better than somebody is not a life goal. It's a waste of time because whatever you do, you're not going to survive forever. So because of this, the whole culture, understanding this dimension, they created the societies in a certain way. That when you go to any consecrated space, you're like this because you want it to enter here, you want to become blissful. Ecstatic. Doesn't work. At least peacefulness and realisation. Balance and free from all kinds of poisons that are there in the world should not enter you. So essentially, you want the upper part of your body, above anahata, to be exposed to this.

Transcript: Essentially because, you can receive anything that comes towards you in many different ways. The yogic...

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... intention, always, is to receive it from the higher aspects of your life. You know there is anahata, which is the meeting of two triangles. Below that, is manipuraka, swadisthana, and muladhara. Which are all chakras representing different aspects of survival process. Survival, basic survival, reproductive process, maintenance process, all survival related. Here it comes. And there are two triangles intersecting each other because this is ultimate ecstacy, this is realisation, this is power, this is love. And these sections, these triangles intersecting. When there is a consecrated space, what it means is, there is a powerful energy which has the possibility of transforming you. That energy must come to you always from the highest possibility that you can receive. You can receive from your sahasrar, it would be too fantastic. That is the reason, the moment any Indian person goes into temple, first thing is they want to expose this. They keep it wet. In a proper temple they're told, even in the Dhyanalinga temple people go, wet themselves. A wet head, because they're hoping this energy will enter hear. It didn't work, so hoping here. Didn't work, then they will take, hoping this will work. Nothing worked. Then they will say this. But they don't want to go here. Because these are survival processes. We don't want to enhance them. We want to enhance other dimensions of life which will enhance our life because if you survive better. If you survive, it's good. It's very essential we survive. But, surviving better than somebody is not a life goal. It's a waste of time because whatever you do, you're not going to survive forever. So because of this, the whole culture, understanding this dimension, they created the societies in a certain way. That when you go to any consecrated space, you're like this because you want it to enter here, you want to become blissful. Ecstatic. Doesn't work. At least peacefulness and realisation. Balance and free from all kinds of poisons that are there in the world should not enter you. So essentially, you want the upper part of your body, above anahata, to be exposed to this.

February 12, 2021

3:34

Don’t stand and eat – it is very bad for your health

Transcript: Even food, I'm telling you. If you sit in front of food, one advantage you have is there is a table between you and the lower parts of your body. But if you sit with food, but with legs open, like many people are standing and eating. If you stand and eat, there are many negativities to this because you must understand the longing for food is not just in your mouth. Entire body is longing for it. Entire...

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... body. Well people will say, oh there is nothing scientific about it. Is my navel longing for food? Is my genitals longing for food? Yes it is. You may not understand every part of the body is longing for food but it must go through this root, isn't it? Hello? Similarly there are other kinds of longings in our body. They must go through the right route. Then only life works out in a certain way. Otherwise you will distort life. So keeping your legs crossed whenever you see a powerful form is a very important thing. And also food. Food is a very powerful thing. Hello? If you're not eating for three days, you understand it's a very powerful thing, isn't it? Hello? It is a very powerful thing and you will see if you're not eating for three to five days, every cell in the body will long for foo. Now if you place food here, it's not just here. Mouth waters. Everything works. So it's important that your legs are crossed when food comes in front of you. But you have found another way, shielding yourself with the table. All right, if that is working for you. But if you're having food, you're very hungry, and food is exposed to the entire body, this is not good for you. This goes for food because we consider food as a very powerful instrument. Consecrated objects and human beings who are of a certain power within themselves, you never open your legs and sit like this in front of them because that will bring a wrong kind of energy into your system.

Transcript: Even food, I'm telling you. If you sit in front of food, one advantage you have is there is a table between...

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... you and the lower parts of your body. But if you sit with food, but with legs open, like many people are standing and eating. If you stand and eat, there are many negativities to this because you must understand the longing for food is not just in your mouth. Entire body is longing for it. Entire body. Well people will say, oh there is nothing scientific about it. Is my navel longing for food? Is my genitals longing for food? Yes it is. You may not understand every part of the body is longing for food but it must go through this root, isn't it? Hello? Similarly there are other kinds of longings in our body. They must go through the right route. Then only life works out in a certain way. Otherwise you will distort life. So keeping your legs crossed whenever you see a powerful form is a very important thing. And also food. Food is a very powerful thing. Hello? If you're not eating for three days, you understand it's a very powerful thing, isn't it? Hello? It is a very powerful thing and you will see if you're not eating for three to five days, every cell in the body will long for foo. Now if you place food here, it's not just here. Mouth waters. Everything works. So it's important that your legs are crossed when food comes in front of you. But you have found another way, shielding yourself with the table. All right, if that is working for you. But if you're having food, you're very hungry, and food is exposed to the entire body, this is not good for you. This goes for food because we consider food as a very powerful instrument. Consecrated objects and human beings who are of a certain power within themselves, you never open your legs and sit like this in front of them because that will bring a wrong kind of energy into your system.

February 11, 2021

2:35

Simple process to cleanse your Aura and access Akashik intelligence

Transcript: Fire accounts for 4% of your elemental makeup. If you wish to use fire, you can light a fire with an organic substance like straw, or fire root without any oil and stand facing the fire with your hands open and keep your eyes open for three minutes. Then stand with your back to it, exposing your spine for three minutes. This will cleanse your aura and bring about a new sense of resurgence in the system....

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... This is to rekindle and reconnect the fire within, with the fires outside. This is the basis of all fire based rituals in the east. If having a fire is not very practical for you, at least a lamp with vegetable oil or ghee. You light a lamp and be around this lamp. First face the lamp and sit and then turn around and sit. So that the fire element within you gets rekindled. The fifth and the most expansive dimension of the elemental composition is akash, or etheric space. This has a certain intelligence. The nature, quality and the power of your life essentially is determined by how much excess can you find into the akashic intelligence. As I said, this is an expansive part of the elemental composition. That means there is no limit. There is only that much water, there is only that much air, that much earth, and that much fire. But the akashic dimension is a limitless possibility. If you find excess in a limitless manner, both your perception and intelligence can grow. One simple process you can do to find more access to akash, or the akashic intelligence is, after sunrise, before the sun crosses a 30 degree angle, look up at the sky once and bow down to akash for holding you and this planet in place. After the sun crosses 30 degrees, sometime during the day, any time, look up and bow down again. After the sunset, within the 40 minutes after sunset, look up at the sky and once again bow down. You are not bowing to any imaginary gods up there, just to the etheric space around us which is holding everything that we are in place. If you get the akash to cooperate with your life energies, life will happen in magical ways. An intelligence that you have never thought possible, will become yours.

Transcript: Fire accounts for 4% of your elemental makeup. If you wish to use fire, you can light a fire with an...

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... organic substance like straw, or fire root without any oil and stand facing the fire with your hands open and keep your eyes open for three minutes. Then stand with your back to it, exposing your spine for three minutes. This will cleanse your aura and bring about a new sense of resurgence in the system. This is to rekindle and reconnect the fire within, with the fires outside. This is the basis of all fire based rituals in the east. If having a fire is not very practical for you, at least a lamp with vegetable oil or ghee. You light a lamp and be around this lamp. First face the lamp and sit and then turn around and sit. So that the fire element within you gets rekindled. The fifth and the most expansive dimension of the elemental composition is akash, or etheric space. This has a certain intelligence. The nature, quality and the power of your life essentially is determined by how much excess can you find into the akashic intelligence. As I said, this is an expansive part of the elemental composition. That means there is no limit. There is only that much water, there is only that much air, that much earth, and that much fire. But the akashic dimension is a limitless possibility. If you find excess in a limitless manner, both your perception and intelligence can grow. One simple process you can do to find more access to akash, or the akashic intelligence is, after sunrise, before the sun crosses a 30 degree angle, look up at the sky once and bow down to akash for holding you and this planet in place. After the sun crosses 30 degrees, sometime during the day, any time, look up and bow down again. After the sunset, within the 40 minutes after sunset, look up at the sky and once again bow down. You are not bowing to any imaginary gods up there, just to the etheric space around us which is holding everything that we are in place. If you get the akash to cooperate with your life energies, life will happen in magical ways. An intelligence that you have never thought possible, will become yours.

February 10, 2021

3:08

Don’t drink water like this – it can become poison

Transcript: Water is 72%. So maximum care should be taken about the water. Because it's 72%. You must take enormous care about the water because it's 72%. And it has tremendous memory. If I open this water, even without opening if I say something to this water, it remembers. There has been a lot of experiments in this direction. So, if you take this water from wherever the waterworks is, and pump it to your house....

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... Let's say it went through 50 bends, pumped forcefully, with a certain force. Which naturally is done. And you're living on 12th floor of the apartment. So further forced up. Now they're saying, if it goes through 50 bends, about 60% of the water has turned poisonous. Immediately when it comes to the tap, immediately if it comes and you drink it, it will work as poison in your system. If you take it and hold it for some time, it will undo itself again. Because the poisoning is not chemical, it is molecular. Molecular changes are happening. No chemical changes happen. This is why, traditionally, your grandmother always told you, always you must gather the water, keep it overnight in your house in a properly cleaned vessel with vibhuti and kumkum on it and one flower on it. Yes or no? Traditional homes? Only tomorrow morning you drink it. Not as soon as it comes inside your house, you don't drink it because it carries all kinds of memories. In very traditional homes, people everyday to puja to the pot. Yes? And you never drink the water as soon as it comes. You keep it, give it enough time to undo itself from whatever nonsense it has gathered. So that it is suitable for you when you drink it. Water you must take care. Because it's 72%.

Transcript: Water is 72%. So maximum care should be taken about the water. Because it's 72%. You must take enormous...

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... care about the water because it's 72%. And it has tremendous memory. If I open this water, even without opening if I say something to this water, it remembers. There has been a lot of experiments in this direction. So, if you take this water from wherever the waterworks is, and pump it to your house. Let's say it went through 50 bends, pumped forcefully, with a certain force. Which naturally is done. And you're living on 12th floor of the apartment. So further forced up. Now they're saying, if it goes through 50 bends, about 60% of the water has turned poisonous. Immediately when it comes to the tap, immediately if it comes and you drink it, it will work as poison in your system. If you take it and hold it for some time, it will undo itself again. Because the poisoning is not chemical, it is molecular. Molecular changes are happening. No chemical changes happen. This is why, traditionally, your grandmother always told you, always you must gather the water, keep it overnight in your house in a properly cleaned vessel with vibhuti and kumkum on it and one flower on it. Yes or no? Traditional homes? Only tomorrow morning you drink it. Not as soon as it comes inside your house, you don't drink it because it carries all kinds of memories. In very traditional homes, people everyday to puja to the pot. Yes? And you never drink the water as soon as it comes. You keep it, give it enough time to undo itself from whatever nonsense it has gathered. So that it is suitable for you when you drink it. Water you must take care. Because it's 72%.

February 9, 2021

2:34

How to find love?

Transcript: See what is this need for love in a human being? Constantly a human being is longing to be something more than what they are right now. The thing is, you want to include something which is not a part of you as yourself. That is a whole effort. If it happens emotionally, on the emotional level if you try this, we call this a love affair. You're trying to make somebody who is not a part of you, a part...

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... of yourself emotionally. This is a love affair. If you do it consciously, we call this yoga. Yoga means union. Love is not a relationship, love is a certain sweetness of your emotion. Whether you look at a tree, or a dog, or a man, or a woman, or a child, or just at the sky. Why can't you look at it lovingly? Because it's not about loving the sky, it's about the sweetness of your emotion. If you're willing, you can become love. You can make your emotion into a very sweet space. Love is not something that you do, it is something that you can become. For five minutes, every day, go sit with something that does not mean anything to you. Maybe a tree, or a pebble, or worm, or an insect. After some time you will find you can look upon it with as much love as you hold for your wife, husband, mother, child, or dog. Maybe the worm does not know this, the insect does not know this. That does not matter. If you can look at everything lovingly, the whole world explodes into a beautiful phenomena for you. You realize love is not something that you do, it is the way you are.

Transcript: See what is this need for love in a human being? Constantly a human being is longing to be something...

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... more than what they are right now. The thing is, you want to include something which is not a part of you as yourself. That is a whole effort. If it happens emotionally, on the emotional level if you try this, we call this a love affair. You're trying to make somebody who is not a part of you, a part of yourself emotionally. This is a love affair. If you do it consciously, we call this yoga. Yoga means union. Love is not a relationship, love is a certain sweetness of your emotion. Whether you look at a tree, or a dog, or a man, or a woman, or a child, or just at the sky. Why can't you look at it lovingly? Because it's not about loving the sky, it's about the sweetness of your emotion. If you're willing, you can become love. You can make your emotion into a very sweet space. Love is not something that you do, it is something that you can become. For five minutes, every day, go sit with something that does not mean anything to you. Maybe a tree, or a pebble, or worm, or an insect. After some time you will find you can look upon it with as much love as you hold for your wife, husband, mother, child, or dog. Maybe the worm does not know this, the insect does not know this. That does not matter. If you can look at everything lovingly, the whole world explodes into a beautiful phenomena for you. You realize love is not something that you do, it is the way you are.

February 8, 2021

2:29

How to be in perfect health? When to take medicine?

Transcript: See, health does not mean that just the medical parameters are okay. Health means you must feel a certain sense of wholeness. The word health itself comes from the word whole, a certain sense of wholeness. When you wake up in the morning, you are more alive than you were when you went to bed, you feel 10 years younger than the time when you went to bed. If you feel like that, that means you're healthy....

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... There is something called as a psychological reality and there is an existential reality. By controlling or handling the psychological reality well, a lot of people can become healthy. A lot. Because for a lot of them that is the cause of their ailment. But there's an existential dimension to this. Existentially, what are you made of, what is the world made of. If you look at it, this is the most fundamental aspect of yoga. This is called as Bhutashuddhi. This means elemental, cleansing of the elemental nature. The whole universe is a manifestation of five elements. So is this body. Out of these five, there are only four that you can really handle. Another one you just experience. It's the ambiance for the other four. So the earth, water, fire, air, and the space. So you only have to handle really four. Four ingredients if they're functioning the way you want them, then everything about you will be great. Out of this four, 72% of your water, I mean your body is actually water. So is the planet. The same composition of the planet you have in your body. About 12% is earth, about 6% is air, 4% is fire, the remaining is space. This is how it is looked at. If you master these four, even if you have a bit of control over these four, you will see miraculously you will generate health within the system. If you fail on this, then the next level of handling this is, nature has evolved certain things in the form of herbs and many things which are helpful to us. So we can learn to use them. If you fail in that, then you can create a psychological structure which will create health for you. If you fail in that, then you go for the chemical treatment. If you fail in that, then you go for a surgery.

Transcript: See, health does not mean that just the medical parameters are okay. Health means you must feel a certain...

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... sense of wholeness. The word health itself comes from the word whole, a certain sense of wholeness. When you wake up in the morning, you are more alive than you were when you went to bed, you feel 10 years younger than the time when you went to bed. If you feel like that, that means you're healthy. There is something called as a psychological reality and there is an existential reality. By controlling or handling the psychological reality well, a lot of people can become healthy. A lot. Because for a lot of them that is the cause of their ailment. But there's an existential dimension to this. Existentially, what are you made of, what is the world made of. If you look at it, this is the most fundamental aspect of yoga. This is called as Bhutashuddhi. This means elemental, cleansing of the elemental nature. The whole universe is a manifestation of five elements. So is this body. Out of these five, there are only four that you can really handle. Another one you just experience. It's the ambiance for the other four. So the earth, water, fire, air, and the space. So you only have to handle really four. Four ingredients if they're functioning the way you want them, then everything about you will be great. Out of this four, 72% of your water, I mean your body is actually water. So is the planet. The same composition of the planet you have in your body. About 12% is earth, about 6% is air, 4% is fire, the remaining is space. This is how it is looked at. If you master these four, even if you have a bit of control over these four, you will see miraculously you will generate health within the system. If you fail on this, then the next level of handling this is, nature has evolved certain things in the form of herbs and many things which are helpful to us. So we can learn to use them. If you fail in that, then you can create a psychological structure which will create health for you. If you fail in that, then you go for the chemical treatment. If you fail in that, then you go for a surgery.

February 7, 2021

2:43

Why is the number 108 so important and significant in eastern (Hinduism) cultures

Transcript: This 108 number is significant and you will see it. In the east everything is 108 because the diameter of the sun and the distance between the earth and the sun is 108 times. The diameter of the moon and the distance between the moon and the earth is 108 times. The diameter of the earth and the diameter of the sun is 108 times. Yoga is essentially understanding, aligning your system with the cosmic...

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... geometry. See, in the yogic system we see the body as 114 chakras. 72,000 nadis meeting in 114 junctions, which are called as chakras. Out of these, 2 are outside your body, 112 inside the body. Of this 112, there are 4 about which you don't have to do anything. They are like that. If other things work, they will flower by themselves. So there are only 108 with which you can work. So 108 has become significant. If you wear any beads, people wear 108 beads. If they say a mantra, 108. Because these are the 108 chakras that you need to work with. And in this body there are 108 chakras that you can work upon. So the cosmic geometry. I can go into a lot of arithmetic which will match with your human system, and these things we have been conscious of and that is how we came up with 84 basic asanas. Out of this 84, if you do 21 of them properly and you just master one, your system will get aligned with the cosmic system. Once it's aligned, everything that you need to know about the cosmos is right here.

Transcript: This 108 number is significant and you will see it. In the east everything is 108 because the diameter...

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... of the sun and the distance between the earth and the sun is 108 times. The diameter of the moon and the distance between the moon and the earth is 108 times. The diameter of the earth and the diameter of the sun is 108 times. Yoga is essentially understanding, aligning your system with the cosmic geometry. See, in the yogic system we see the body as 114 chakras. 72,000 nadis meeting in 114 junctions, which are called as chakras. Out of these, 2 are outside your body, 112 inside the body. Of this 112, there are 4 about which you don't have to do anything. They are like that. If other things work, they will flower by themselves. So there are only 108 with which you can work. So 108 has become significant. If you wear any beads, people wear 108 beads. If they say a mantra, 108. Because these are the 108 chakras that you need to work with. And in this body there are 108 chakras that you can work upon. So the cosmic geometry. I can go into a lot of arithmetic which will match with your human system, and these things we have been conscious of and that is how we came up with 84 basic asanas. Out of this 84, if you do 21 of them properly and you just master one, your system will get aligned with the cosmic system. Once it's aligned, everything that you need to know about the cosmos is right here.

February 6, 2021

2:06

If you do this few days in a week, you will stop aging

Transcript: If you can transition from wakefulness to sleep consciously, you will also be able to transition from life to death consciously. It is important that one crosses this line from physical to non-physical dimension in a conscious manner. There are many dimensions attached to it, many possibilities attached to it. But at a moment when you're about to lose almost everything that you know as yourself, in...

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... the form of your body and mind and everything else around you, you being conscious will become a questionable thing. So the best way is that you're conscious every moment of your life. Well, you can fool yourself to think you're conscious every moment of your life. So a simple check on a daily basis is just this, can you stay conscious till the last moment till you fall asleep? Can you fall asleep consciously? Well you don't have to try to be conscious during sleep, but that moment when you pass from wakefulness to sleep being conscious will do wonders to you in terms of your awareness, in terms of your health, above all in terms of revitalizing your body and your mind in a huge way. If not every day, at least a few days in a week if you are moving from wakefulness to sleep consciously, there will be no aging process within you. That is, your cellular age will stay the same for a long period of time. It will not age with the chronological age of who you are.

Transcript: If you can transition from wakefulness to sleep consciously, you will also be able to transition from...

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... life to death consciously. It is important that one crosses this line from physical to non-physical dimension in a conscious manner. There are many dimensions attached to it, many possibilities attached to it. But at a moment when you're about to lose almost everything that you know as yourself, in the form of your body and mind and everything else around you, you being conscious will become a questionable thing. So the best way is that you're conscious every moment of your life. Well, you can fool yourself to think you're conscious every moment of your life. So a simple check on a daily basis is just this, can you stay conscious till the last moment till you fall asleep? Can you fall asleep consciously? Well you don't have to try to be conscious during sleep, but that moment when you pass from wakefulness to sleep being conscious will do wonders to you in terms of your awareness, in terms of your health, above all in terms of revitalizing your body and your mind in a huge way. If not every day, at least a few days in a week if you are moving from wakefulness to sleep consciously, there will be no aging process within you. That is, your cellular age will stay the same for a long period of time. It will not age with the chronological age of who you are.

February 5, 2021

2:18

Horsegram Lentil – Yogic Superfood – High power protein (how to cool down the body)

Transcript: The horse gram is one, among the lentils it is the most protein rich lentil found on the planet. It's very high powered. So that's why race horses are fed with this gram which is called as horse gram today. In the market it's unfortunately called horse gram. It's called kulu in Tamil and hurilli in other languages, huluhulu in Telugu. So this is a very good thing. It's good to sprout it. If you sprout...

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... it, you digest this much more easily. You can keep it in a bowl in your room, get one white cloth, put it in that, soak it in the water for about six to eight hours, then tie it in a cloth and keep it closed. In about three days it'll sprout. If it's sprouted, you can just eat it raw. If it's come out about half an inch out of the seed, you can eat it raw. It takes a lot of chewing and eating. You chew it and eat it, it's very good. Now this will increase heat in the body. Consuming this horse gram will generate heat in the body. If you find it's causing excessive heat. How do you know excessive heat is, you will notice your eyeballs are hot, or you want to go and pee. You want to pee, it's full, but it won't come out, it hurts. That means there is excess heat. Such a thing happens, you just drink some ash gourd juice, or eat some green gram, or take some castor oil and apply it on, you know, either inside the navel, or the anahata, the vishuddhi. This place and these two spots behind the ears. If you apply, instantly within five minutes, the system will cool down. Go to the bathroom, everything will happen without effort. Oh why is this all so complicated, can't I just eat my meal? I'm only asking you to just eat it. I am not asking you to perform any ritual. But right now you are just performing the ritual of eating, you are not eating as a human being should eat. If you just go and watch any of the wild animals, they're just chopping. Chomp, chomp, chomp, they're eating. But they're not eating indiscriminately. Just like that they're rejecting what they don't want, they're eating what they want. Just observe a spotted deer, you can see it, it will be grazing. You'll just see what it eats, what it does not eat. It just knows, just like that by the feel of it. It knows what to eat, what not to eat for today. Tomorrow it may be eating a leaf that he does not eat today, but today it knows what to eat for its body and for the atmosphere around it. So you also need to develop that a little bit because this is the intelligence of the body.

Transcript: The horse gram is one, among the lentils it is the most protein rich lentil found on the planet. It's...

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... very high powered. So that's why race horses are fed with this gram which is called as horse gram today. In the market it's unfortunately called horse gram. It's called kulu in Tamil and hurilli in other languages, huluhulu in Telugu. So this is a very good thing. It's good to sprout it. If you sprout it, you digest this much more easily. You can keep it in a bowl in your room, get one white cloth, put it in that, soak it in the water for about six to eight hours, then tie it in a cloth and keep it closed. In about three days it'll sprout. If it's sprouted, you can just eat it raw. If it's come out about half an inch out of the seed, you can eat it raw. It takes a lot of chewing and eating. You chew it and eat it, it's very good. Now this will increase heat in the body. Consuming this horse gram will generate heat in the body. If you find it's causing excessive heat. How do you know excessive heat is, you will notice your eyeballs are hot, or you want to go and pee. You want to pee, it's full, but it won't come out, it hurts. That means there is excess heat. Such a thing happens, you just drink some ash gourd juice, or eat some green gram, or take some castor oil and apply it on, you know, either inside the navel, or the anahata, the vishuddhi. This place and these two spots behind the ears. If you apply, instantly within five minutes, the system will cool down. Go to the bathroom, everything will happen without effort. Oh why is this all so complicated, can't I just eat my meal? I'm only asking you to just eat it. I am not asking you to perform any ritual. But right now you are just performing the ritual of eating, you are not eating as a human being should eat. If you just go and watch any of the wild animals, they're just chopping. Chomp, chomp, chomp, they're eating. But they're not eating indiscriminately. Just like that they're rejecting what they don't want, they're eating what they want. Just observe a spotted deer, you can see it, it will be grazing. You'll just see what it eats, what it does not eat. It just knows, just like that by the feel of it. It knows what to eat, what not to eat for today. Tomorrow it may be eating a leaf that he does not eat today, but today it knows what to eat for its body and for the atmosphere around it. So you also need to develop that a little bit because this is the intelligence of the body.

February 4, 2021

3:23

Don’t do hard work with your left hand (must watch for left handed people)

Transcript: Right hand was kept for vigorous, difficult, or hard actions. Left hand was kept for gentle, mild actions. This is not a cultural thing. Well, it has become a cultural thing over a period of time. But it is a yogic principle that you do not use your left hand for doing hard things. Why this is so is, because of the cardiac function being on the left side. If you are a left-hander, if you are using...

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... your left hand for all the more physically difficult actions, there is a research which shows that left-handed people on an average live seven years less than right-handed people. Because the left has the responsibility of cardiac function, which is not a small thing. So the left should not be in vigorous action. You must balance the two in terms of strength and balance. But in general usage, it's best to use the right hand for all that that involves a certain physical difficulty or stress. You use the left in a milder fashion. In most actions which need balance, in this culture, they're compelled to use two hands. If you have to receive something, nobody in India stretches out their hand like this, it's always like this. You must use both the hands if you want to offer something, you don't give like this, you give it with both your hands. So anything which needs balance, you use both your hands. Anything that needs physically difficult action, you use the right. For certain other actions, you use the left. This is an understanding which has come by observing the body in a certain way. If you use your left hand, your left brain or right brain does not get active. It doesn't work like that. Otherwise all left-handers should have been boom in their brain. It doesn't necessarily happen like that.

Transcript: Right hand was kept for vigorous, difficult, or hard actions. Left hand was kept for gentle, mild actions....

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... This is not a cultural thing. Well, it has become a cultural thing over a period of time. But it is a yogic principle that you do not use your left hand for doing hard things. Why this is so is, because of the cardiac function being on the left side. If you are a left-hander, if you are using your left hand for all the more physically difficult actions, there is a research which shows that left-handed people on an average live seven years less than right-handed people. Because the left has the responsibility of cardiac function, which is not a small thing. So the left should not be in vigorous action. You must balance the two in terms of strength and balance. But in general usage, it's best to use the right hand for all that that involves a certain physical difficulty or stress. You use the left in a milder fashion. In most actions which need balance, in this culture, they're compelled to use two hands. If you have to receive something, nobody in India stretches out their hand like this, it's always like this. You must use both the hands if you want to offer something, you don't give like this, you give it with both your hands. So anything which needs balance, you use both your hands. Anything that needs physically difficult action, you use the right. For certain other actions, you use the left. This is an understanding which has come by observing the body in a certain way. If you use your left hand, your left brain or right brain does not get active. It doesn't work like that. Otherwise all left-handers should have been boom in their brain. It doesn't necessarily happen like that.

February 3, 2021

3:05

ls it ok to masturbate?

Transcript: Well, you know semen is the basis of your physical existence. Whether you're a man or a woman, you come into existence because that is 50% of the ingredient. Yes? Well we have skin, we have epithelial cells, we have hair, we have many other aspects of body. You know, heart, liver, kidney, so many things. All these cells are of a certain potency in their own way. But semen is of an extraordinary level...

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... of potency, it can just create a whole new life. Well, today you can take an epithelial cell and do a lot of things in the laboratory and maybe we can clone you, all right? So the potential is here also, but it is not in the same dynamics as it is in the cell which you are referring to as semen. So in the yogic culture this is called as virya. Virya also refers to what you call as vajra, which means stability or diamond, which is the hardest thing. So in the human body, virya is considered to be like vajra. That means it is one of the most potent things if you know how to use it. Well how to use it means, you can use it to produce a child. That's one thing. Well if you're, this question is coming because you are using it to spill it on the JNU bed sheets. Okay? If that's how you're using it, well that's your compulsion, you're doing whatever you're doing. And this is not something to be judged morally, that's not the point. It's a question of what is the level of compulsion that one has. But anything in this body, can it be transformed into a different level of function? Absolutely. Not just semen, just everything in this body can be transformed. So this goes for everything, not just for semen. Every dimension of your body and your mind, you can transform it into something tremendous, or you can make it mediocre, or you can make it a serious problem. Every aspect of your life. That goes for this aspect of life also. This same energy. See, people are making it literal translations. But, if you want to produce a certain, let's say epithelial cell, how much energy the body spends on it? And if you want to produce a cell which you call as semen, how much energy body spends is very different. This can be scientifically established. So when you're investing so much energy in that, obviously it has a potency if you know how to explore.

Transcript: Well, you know semen is the basis of your physical existence. Whether you're a man or a woman, you come...

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... into existence because that is 50% of the ingredient. Yes? Well we have skin, we have epithelial cells, we have hair, we have many other aspects of body. You know, heart, liver, kidney, so many things. All these cells are of a certain potency in their own way. But semen is of an extraordinary level of potency, it can just create a whole new life. Well, today you can take an epithelial cell and do a lot of things in the laboratory and maybe we can clone you, all right? So the potential is here also, but it is not in the same dynamics as it is in the cell which you are referring to as semen. So in the yogic culture this is called as virya. Virya also refers to what you call as vajra, which means stability or diamond, which is the hardest thing. So in the human body, virya is considered to be like vajra. That means it is one of the most potent things if you know how to use it. Well how to use it means, you can use it to produce a child. That's one thing. Well if you're, this question is coming because you are using it to spill it on the JNU bed sheets. Okay? If that's how you're using it, well that's your compulsion, you're doing whatever you're doing. And this is not something to be judged morally, that's not the point. It's a question of what is the level of compulsion that one has. But anything in this body, can it be transformed into a different level of function? Absolutely. Not just semen, just everything in this body can be transformed. So this goes for everything, not just for semen. Every dimension of your body and your mind, you can transform it into something tremendous, or you can make it mediocre, or you can make it a serious problem. Every aspect of your life. That goes for this aspect of life also. This same energy. See, people are making it literal translations. But, if you want to produce a certain, let's say epithelial cell, how much energy the body spends on it? And if you want to produce a cell which you call as semen, how much energy body spends is very different. This can be scientifically established. So when you're investing so much energy in that, obviously it has a potency if you know how to explore.

February 2, 2021

3:12

How to manage stress?

Transcript: The first time I came to United States, wherever I went, I heard this term stress management. I could not understand. Because in my understanding we manage things which are precious to us. Our families, our businesses, our money, our property, whatever is precious to us we will manage that. Why would somebody want to manage stress? I couldn't get it for some time. Then I realized people have made a...

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... conclusion that stress is an extra limb that they have in their body, stress is an appendage that they cannot get rid of. Stress is not a part of you. You get stressful because you do not know how to handle your mind . No attention has been paid as to how to handle this mind, how to handle this emotion, how to handle this body, how to handle these energies. Nothing has been done about it. You're managing such a sophisticated system accidentally. So you being stressful is a natural outcome of such unconscious living. There is no other way to be. Don't think your job is stressful. Now you're a student, being a student is stressful. If you don't find employment when you come out of the college, that is stressful. If you get a job, even more stressful. If you don't get married, that is very stressful. If you get married, I don't want to say anything. You don't have children, that is stressful. If you have children, you pull your hair out with stress. So it is not your job or your life situations which are stressful. Stress is happening to you because of your inability to manage your own system. Not knowing how to manage the system is stressfulness. If this happened the way you want it, you wouldn't be stressful.

Transcript: The first time I came to United States, wherever I went, I heard this term stress management. I could...

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... not understand. Because in my understanding we manage things which are precious to us. Our families, our businesses, our money, our property, whatever is precious to us we will manage that. Why would somebody want to manage stress? I couldn't get it for some time. Then I realized people have made a conclusion that stress is an extra limb that they have in their body, stress is an appendage that they cannot get rid of. Stress is not a part of you. You get stressful because you do not know how to handle your mind . No attention has been paid as to how to handle this mind, how to handle this emotion, how to handle this body, how to handle these energies. Nothing has been done about it. You're managing such a sophisticated system accidentally. So you being stressful is a natural outcome of such unconscious living. There is no other way to be. Don't think your job is stressful. Now you're a student, being a student is stressful. If you don't find employment when you come out of the college, that is stressful. If you get a job, even more stressful. If you don't get married, that is very stressful. If you get married, I don't want to say anything. You don't have children, that is stressful. If you have children, you pull your hair out with stress. So it is not your job or your life situations which are stressful. Stress is happening to you because of your inability to manage your own system. Not knowing how to manage the system is stressfulness. If this happened the way you want it, you wouldn't be stressful.

February 1, 2021

3:04

A simple exercise to enhance intelligence and bring clarity

Transcript: If clarity has to come, the most important thing is, your spine should be in a certain condition because your perception is largely handled there. The spine is not just a physical substance, it is a communication network. A serious communication network. If you lose it, or if it becomes insensitive, you don't know what you're losing. You're just losing something phenomenal. So it's not just a physical...

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... substance. It is the basis of communication that's happening in the system, isn't it? The spinal cord is, I mean the spine is not just one single piece, it's many complex assembly. Every day, needs to stretch. If it telescopes into one into another, then the communication capability in the spine is hugely lost. A natural upsurge of energy will happen if you just keep your feet together and sit down in a squat. So the squat is best. If you can put your feet together and squat, which most of you cannot do. Right now very few people can do. We don't want too much energy to happen so the next best chance is to keep your feet in line with your shoulders, just the same width as your shoulders. You can do up to 21. 21 is a good number to do. If you cannot do that, start with seven. Slowly, every two days, one extra if you do, in about 40 days you will be at 21, which is a good number to do. You will see it will make a phenomenal difference in the way you function. If there is some way to gauge your intelligence, the sharpness of your intellect, you will see you can see a difference happening just because you're doing a simple few things to relax and activate the spine.

Transcript: If clarity has to come, the most important thing is, your spine should be in a certain condition because...

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... your perception is largely handled there. The spine is not just a physical substance, it is a communication network. A serious communication network. If you lose it, or if it becomes insensitive, you don't know what you're losing. You're just losing something phenomenal. So it's not just a physical substance. It is the basis of communication that's happening in the system, isn't it? The spinal cord is, I mean the spine is not just one single piece, it's many complex assembly. Every day, needs to stretch. If it telescopes into one into another, then the communication capability in the spine is hugely lost. A natural upsurge of energy will happen if you just keep your feet together and sit down in a squat. So the squat is best. If you can put your feet together and squat, which most of you cannot do. Right now very few people can do. We don't want too much energy to happen so the next best chance is to keep your feet in line with your shoulders, just the same width as your shoulders. You can do up to 21. 21 is a good number to do. If you cannot do that, start with seven. Slowly, every two days, one extra if you do, in about 40 days you will be at 21, which is a good number to do. You will see it will make a phenomenal difference in the way you function. If there is some way to gauge your intelligence, the sharpness of your intellect, you will see you can see a difference happening just because you're doing a simple few things to relax and activate the spine.

January 31, 2021

2:48

What is the key to success – Confidence or Clarity?

Transcript: Ultimately, whatever, whatever you wish to do in your life, how much clarity do you have is all there is, isn't it? About anything. Yes or no? If you don't have clarity, you will try to make it up with confidence. Confidence is a very poor substitute for clarity. It's like there's a busy highway, vehicles are moving at a fast pace, your vision is not clear, you bring confidence. You can refer to your...

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... horoscope. You know you have a horoscope? You can refer to your horoscope and say my horoscope says, I live for 90 years, nothing is going to happen to me, and just cross. You may make it or use one of your slogans which will bring you confidence. You can say Jai Shri Ram, you can say Love Akhbar, Hail Mary, whatever you want, whatever works for you. Loudly shout the slogan and run across. It may work. Just by sure chance or because of the compassion of some driver. But every day if you try it, we know where to pick you up. One day you can make it with confidence. So confidence is not a substitute for clarity. If you want to do anything successfully, you must have clarity, isn't it?

Transcript: Ultimately, whatever, whatever you wish to do in your life, how much clarity do you have is all there...

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... is, isn't it? About anything. Yes or no? If you don't have clarity, you will try to make it up with confidence. Confidence is a very poor substitute for clarity. It's like there's a busy highway, vehicles are moving at a fast pace, your vision is not clear, you bring confidence. You can refer to your horoscope. You know you have a horoscope? You can refer to your horoscope and say my horoscope says, I live for 90 years, nothing is going to happen to me, and just cross. You may make it or use one of your slogans which will bring you confidence. You can say Jai Shri Ram, you can say Love Akhbar, Hail Mary, whatever you want, whatever works for you. Loudly shout the slogan and run across. It may work. Just by sure chance or because of the compassion of some driver. But every day if you try it, we know where to pick you up. One day you can make it with confidence. So confidence is not a substitute for clarity. If you want to do anything successfully, you must have clarity, isn't it?

January 30, 2021

2:16

This can cause disturbed sleep – the right directions to sleep

Transcript: Suppose you had a little bit of anemia, if you went to your, doctor what does he prescribe for you? It seems to be like it's an important ingredient of your blood. Yes? So if iron is floating around in your blood and if I put a very powerful magnet to the top of your head, it is possible that slowly blood may start moving in that direction, isn't it? Let's say if it's a very, very powerful magnet....

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... It may start slowly pulling it up because there is elements of iron in the blood. Your body is designed like this that your heart, which is the pumping station of the circulatory system, is three-fourths of the way up, not halfway down, because it is difficult to pump against gravity, easier to pump towards gravity. So it's placed here. Generally all the pipes that are flowing down are larger ones. What is going up are much finer ones. As it goes up here, they are almost hair like. So minute that the circulatory system in your brain is such, that if one extra drop enters there, hemorrhages will happen. People have strokes. So now you were like this. Now you went like this. Already there is a little bit of imbalance in the system because heart was pumping, calculating the gravitational resistance. Now suddenly there is no gravitational resistance, you became like this and now you put your head towards the north. Slowly it gets pulled towards your brain. So one thing that could happen to you is, you could have disturbed sleep. If you put your head to the north and sleep, you could have disturbed sleep. All kinds of dreams happening. If you are in your old age, it is possible that you can have a stroke or you could just die in your sleep. It's very much possible. Not that if you sleep one day, you will fall dead. Every day, every day, every day if your bed is arranged that way that every day you're sleeping put your head to the north, you are asking for trouble. Some kind of trouble. We do not know what kind of trouble you will get, that depends on the strength of your system. If it is weak, very weak you may fall dead, or you may get a stroke, or you may just get disturbed sleep, you may just have nightmares, or during the day you act funny. So many things will happen because excess circulation is happening in the brain when it should not be happening, simply because you put your head to the north. So in case you go to South America, then you should not put your head to the south. Oh if you went to Australia, you should not put your head to the south. You can put it to the north out there. In the northern hemisphere, you do not put your head to the north. East is best. North-east is okay. West is all right. South, if you must. North, no.

Transcript: Suppose you had a little bit of anemia, if you went to your, doctor what does he prescribe for you? It...

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... seems to be like it's an important ingredient of your blood. Yes? So if iron is floating around in your blood and if I put a very powerful magnet to the top of your head, it is possible that slowly blood may start moving in that direction, isn't it? Let's say if it's a very, very powerful magnet. It may start slowly pulling it up because there is elements of iron in the blood. Your body is designed like this that your heart, which is the pumping station of the circulatory system, is three-fourths of the way up, not halfway down, because it is difficult to pump against gravity, easier to pump towards gravity. So it's placed here. Generally all the pipes that are flowing down are larger ones. What is going up are much finer ones. As it goes up here, they are almost hair like. So minute that the circulatory system in your brain is such, that if one extra drop enters there, hemorrhages will happen. People have strokes. So now you were like this. Now you went like this. Already there is a little bit of imbalance in the system because heart was pumping, calculating the gravitational resistance. Now suddenly there is no gravitational resistance, you became like this and now you put your head towards the north. Slowly it gets pulled towards your brain. So one thing that could happen to you is, you could have disturbed sleep. If you put your head to the north and sleep, you could have disturbed sleep. All kinds of dreams happening. If you are in your old age, it is possible that you can have a stroke or you could just die in your sleep. It's very much possible. Not that if you sleep one day, you will fall dead. Every day, every day, every day if your bed is arranged that way that every day you're sleeping put your head to the north, you are asking for trouble. Some kind of trouble. We do not know what kind of trouble you will get, that depends on the strength of your system. If it is weak, very weak you may fall dead, or you may get a stroke, or you may just get disturbed sleep, you may just have nightmares, or during the day you act funny. So many things will happen because excess circulation is happening in the brain when it should not be happening, simply because you put your head to the north. So in case you go to South America, then you should not put your head to the south. Oh if you went to Australia, you should not put your head to the south. You can put it to the north out there. In the northern hemisphere, you do not put your head to the north. East is best. North-east is okay. West is all right. South, if you must. North, no.

January 29, 2021

3:59

Is our education system destroying intelligence (with Sir Ken Robinson)

Transcript: As we are looking for an evolution of a human being through the education system, the education system should be always an evolving process by itself. When we think in terms of a perfect school, we're thinking of again fixing it somewhere. That's what needs to change. As one can develop muscle by doing certain things with the body, one can develop intelligence. The fundamental aspect of developing...

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... intelligence is, right now there are some studies. I know, I don't know, you must tell me, I'm not an expert on these things. Which say, if a child goes through 20 years of formal education and comes out with a PhD, they say 70% of intelligence is irrevocably destroyed. I have a PhD, I don't know. I leave that to you. So essentially, what's being said by the studies is, we're mistaking information for education by deadening the brain with too much information definitely the possibility of intelligence is lost. This is why I said, what we accumulate and who we are should remain separate. Who I am should not be influenced by what I have accumulated, whether they're material things, or information, or impressions. This is of the world. I would like to little differ in what was said in terms of child's inner world and external world. What we are mistaking to be in our world is still external in my perception, because a child's fears ambitions aspirations are all external, inspired or infected, I would say, by the outside situation. It is not natural aspiration of life. Natural aspiration of life, if you look at it, if you leave someone uninfluenced from outside, the natural aspiration is always to expand, not to become less. But if you look at today's form of education, because it's purely intellect-based education, there's no other dimension of intelligence in it. And I think, in this part of the world, there is a serious mistake that intellect has been mistaken for intelligence. Intellect, your intellect can function only with the backing of your memory. Or in other words, your intellect functions with accumulated information. If I take away all your memory, your intellect is quite useless by itself. But there are other dimensions of intelligence within you, which does not need the support of memory. If education systems do not focus on activating these dimensions of intelligence, you will find factory workers. You will not find a genius in every home.

Transcript: As we are looking for an evolution of a human being through the education system, the education system...

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... should be always an evolving process by itself. When we think in terms of a perfect school, we're thinking of again fixing it somewhere. That's what needs to change. As one can develop muscle by doing certain things with the body, one can develop intelligence. The fundamental aspect of developing intelligence is, right now there are some studies. I know, I don't know, you must tell me, I'm not an expert on these things. Which say, if a child goes through 20 years of formal education and comes out with a PhD, they say 70% of intelligence is irrevocably destroyed. I have a PhD, I don't know. I leave that to you. So essentially, what's being said by the studies is, we're mistaking information for education by deadening the brain with too much information definitely the possibility of intelligence is lost. This is why I said, what we accumulate and who we are should remain separate. Who I am should not be influenced by what I have accumulated, whether they're material things, or information, or impressions. This is of the world. I would like to little differ in what was said in terms of child's inner world and external world. What we are mistaking to be in our world is still external in my perception, because a child's fears ambitions aspirations are all external, inspired or infected, I would say, by the outside situation. It is not natural aspiration of life. Natural aspiration of life, if you look at it, if you leave someone uninfluenced from outside, the natural aspiration is always to expand, not to become less. But if you look at today's form of education, because it's purely intellect-based education, there's no other dimension of intelligence in it. And I think, in this part of the world, there is a serious mistake that intellect has been mistaken for intelligence. Intellect, your intellect can function only with the backing of your memory. Or in other words, your intellect functions with accumulated information. If I take away all your memory, your intellect is quite useless by itself. But there are other dimensions of intelligence within you, which does not need the support of memory. If education systems do not focus on activating these dimensions of intelligence, you will find factory workers. You will not find a genius in every home.

January 28, 2021

3:44

Do this everyday with palms and soles to harmonize your system

Transcript: The soil that you walk upon has a certain sense of intelligence and memory. So even if you happen to live in a concrete jungle, it is important to keep in touch with the earth upon which you live. Create waste for yourself to somehow remain in touch with the soil or the earth upon which you live. That part of the earth, with your bare hands and bare feet. See, particularly the palms and the souls....

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... If they come in touch with the earth on a daily basis, at least for a few minutes, a certain harmonizing of the physiological process will happen. Just being in contact with the earth. If you spend at least a few minutes in your garden barefooted, touching plants or trees. Because this is the basis of your life. All life, yours and every other creature, has come out of this earth. Stay in touch with it and harmonize your system.

Transcript: The soil that you walk upon has a certain sense of intelligence and memory. So even if you happen to...

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... live in a concrete jungle, it is important to keep in touch with the earth upon which you live. Create waste for yourself to somehow remain in touch with the soil or the earth upon which you live. That part of the earth, with your bare hands and bare feet. See, particularly the palms and the souls. If they come in touch with the earth on a daily basis, at least for a few minutes, a certain harmonizing of the physiological process will happen. Just being in contact with the earth. If you spend at least a few minutes in your garden barefooted, touching plants or trees. Because this is the basis of your life. All life, yours and every other creature, has come out of this earth. Stay in touch with it and harmonize your system.

January 27, 2021

1:40

Do this before you sleep and you will wake up like you are just born

Transcript: One thing is, before you go to bed, just sit on your bed, just for two minutes. Two minutes, just see. Suppose you're going to die right now, in two minutes time, how it'll be. And then sleep. You will see tomorrow when you wake up, you will wake up like you were just born. If you go to sleep with this awareness, you will wake up with a completely new dimension of energy within you. Suppose you wake...

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... up tomorrow. No, no, no, no, that's not. See, you think it's, you think it's a joke. That's a problem. Every day, nearly 300,000 people don't wake up tomorrow. So in case you wake up tomorrow, check. Check and see if you're still alive. If you are just do this much for your sake, not my sake. One big smile, you're still alive. Hello? Is your life worth this much? See, do not think every day you will wake up. One day you will not wake up. Yes or no? Tomorrow morning you woke up,. Check if you're still alive. If you're dead, I will pardon you. If you're alive, one big smile. Then if 300,000 people die on the planet, maybe three to five million people would have lost somebody who's dear to them. So just check those four or five people who matter to you in your life. All of them still alive, one more smile. Hello? And you looked at the watch, it's seven o'clock and you're still alive. One more smile. Hello? From now on you must do this every time you look at the time. If you're alive, you must smile because this is the greatest thing happening to you. Not your money, not your profession, not your family, you're alive right now. This is the thing. Very brief, let's make it happen.

Transcript: One thing is, before you go to bed, just sit on your bed, just for two minutes. Two minutes, just see....

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... Suppose you're going to die right now, in two minutes time, how it'll be. And then sleep. You will see tomorrow when you wake up, you will wake up like you were just born. If you go to sleep with this awareness, you will wake up with a completely new dimension of energy within you. Suppose you wake up tomorrow. No, no, no, no, that's not. See, you think it's, you think it's a joke. That's a problem. Every day, nearly 300,000 people don't wake up tomorrow. So in case you wake up tomorrow, check. Check and see if you're still alive. If you are just do this much for your sake, not my sake. One big smile, you're still alive. Hello? Is your life worth this much? See, do not think every day you will wake up. One day you will not wake up. Yes or no? Tomorrow morning you woke up,. Check if you're still alive. If you're dead, I will pardon you. If you're alive, one big smile. Then if 300,000 people die on the planet, maybe three to five million people would have lost somebody who's dear to them. So just check those four or five people who matter to you in your life. All of them still alive, one more smile. Hello? And you looked at the watch, it's seven o'clock and you're still alive. One more smile. Hello? From now on you must do this every time you look at the time. If you're alive, you must smile because this is the greatest thing happening to you. Not your money, not your profession, not your family, you're alive right now. This is the thing. Very brief, let's make it happen.

January 26, 2021

2:35

Meditation is not what you think (you can not do meditation)

Transcript: When we utter the word meditation, people think it's some kind of an act. Meditation is not an act. Meditation is a certain quality. If you prepare your body or if you cultivate your body, your mind, your emotions, and your energy to a certain level of maturity and preparedness, you become meditative. It's like the fragrance of a flower. Now the problem in the world is, people are interested in the...

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... flower but they're not interested in the plant. If you want flowers in your garden, you don't think about flowers. You think about the root, you think about the manure, you think about the water, you think about the sunlight. Instead of that, if you think about the flower, you will only have plastic flowers in your life. You will not have real flowers. So meditation is a certain fragrance, it's a certain flowering that happens within you. It's a certain quality that you acquire if you cultivate the other four dimensions of life to a certain level of maturity.

Transcript: When we utter the word meditation, people think it's some kind of an act. Meditation is not an act. Meditation...

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... is a certain quality. If you prepare your body or if you cultivate your body, your mind, your emotions, and your energy to a certain level of maturity and preparedness, you become meditative. It's like the fragrance of a flower. Now the problem in the world is, people are interested in the flower but they're not interested in the plant. If you want flowers in your garden, you don't think about flowers. You think about the root, you think about the manure, you think about the water, you think about the sunlight. Instead of that, if you think about the flower, you will only have plastic flowers in your life. You will not have real flowers. So meditation is a certain fragrance, it's a certain flowering that happens within you. It's a certain quality that you acquire if you cultivate the other four dimensions of life to a certain level of maturity.

January 25, 2021

1:26

Try this 30 day experiment for better health

Transcript: As you exercise your body. If you just do this a thousand times a day. Just do like this thousand times a day, and after one month just see how well your hand will work. Nothing else. Just sit here and just do this thousand times a day. After 30 days, you will find your hand works wonderfully well. If you do that with your brains, it will work wonderfully well in a month's time. If you do this with...

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... your heart, it will work wonderfully well. If you do that with your life energies, it will work wonderfully well. When all these things work well, that's health. Health is not something that you invent. Health is not your idea. Health is life happening well. The life process is happening well, that's health. It's not your idea or my idea. We are acting as if health is our idea. As if we created health. We didn't create health. If at all, if we have created health, if at all we have created anything, we have created ill health. We have not created health. Health is life's way. If you allow life to function fully, it is healthy. So you just have to use your body, use your head, and use your energies. If these three things are well exercised and balanced, you will be healthy. So because right now we are enjoying the gadgets, but if you build activity into your life, physical, mental and energy. All these things if you build in, health will come. Your body is working well, your mind is working well, and your energy is supporting the tool making sure nothing goes wrong. That's health.

Transcript: As you exercise your body. If you just do this a thousand times a day. Just do like this thousand times...

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... a day, and after one month just see how well your hand will work. Nothing else. Just sit here and just do this thousand times a day. After 30 days, you will find your hand works wonderfully well. If you do that with your brains, it will work wonderfully well in a month's time. If you do this with your heart, it will work wonderfully well. If you do that with your life energies, it will work wonderfully well. When all these things work well, that's health. Health is not something that you invent. Health is not your idea. Health is life happening well. The life process is happening well, that's health. It's not your idea or my idea. We are acting as if health is our idea. As if we created health. We didn't create health. If at all, if we have created health, if at all we have created anything, we have created ill health. We have not created health. Health is life's way. If you allow life to function fully, it is healthy. So you just have to use your body, use your head, and use your energies. If these three things are well exercised and balanced, you will be healthy. So because right now we are enjoying the gadgets, but if you build activity into your life, physical, mental and energy. All these things if you build in, health will come. Your body is working well, your mind is working well, and your energy is supporting the tool making sure nothing goes wrong. That's health.

January 24, 2021

2:50

How to embrace change – If you resist change you will suffer

Transcript: Why is change in life so difficult? When I was younger, I was excited by change. I looked forward to it, I was happy when it happened. As I'm growing older, I try to avoid it as much as possible and I'm not able to cope when it happens. It all depends who is initiating the change. Maybe, but is there something like an appropriate response to change? One reason why change is becoming difficult as you...

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... get older is, you have found cocoons of comfort. There are many comfort zones you created. Any disturbance of that, you're disturbed now. When you were young, you were not looking for comfort, you were looking for life. Now you're not looking for life, you're looking for comfort, safety. See, when you were 16, 18 you had wild dreams as to what you want to do with your life. By the time you became 25, you cut down all the frills and thought this is all not practical, I am becoming practical now. All that happened is you were becoming a coward. But you said, I'm becoming practical and cut down many things and said, if I get a job, if I earn my living, this, this, this is okay. By the time you're 35, you're thinking if I don't get into any trouble that's enough. You're not looking forward to anything great happening. If I don't get into trouble, that's enough. But that's when you start getting into trouble. So you are not looking at life with zest. You're looking at life as safety. The more security oriented you are, the more disturbed you will be with every change that happens in your life. The essence of physical existence is change, isn't it? Isn't it so? Everything is changing. Is there anything that's not changing? Everything in the existence is changing, isn't it? The physical existence is constantly changing. The very essence of physical reality is change. Nothing is constant, even the so-called static states are dynamic in nature. Everything is changing. So if you resist change, you're resisting life. If you want an unchanging life, there's one beautiful place where nothing changes. That's your grave. Either you must go to your grave or you must get enlightened, if you don't want change. Then somewhere inside everything is same. But otherwise, as long as you're a part of the physical process of the existence, everything is change. There is nothing that is not changing. See this moment, you're inhaling. Next moment, you're exhaling. It's change, isn't it? If you don't want change, you stop it. So when you resist change, you must understand you're resisting the very process of life, not just your life. You're resisting the very fundamental process of life.

Transcript: Why is change in life so difficult? When I was younger, I was excited by change. I looked forward to...

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... it, I was happy when it happened. As I'm growing older, I try to avoid it as much as possible and I'm not able to cope when it happens. It all depends who is initiating the change. Maybe, but is there something like an appropriate response to change? One reason why change is becoming difficult as you get older is, you have found cocoons of comfort. There are many comfort zones you created. Any disturbance of that, you're disturbed now. When you were young, you were not looking for comfort, you were looking for life. Now you're not looking for life, you're looking for comfort, safety. See, when you were 16, 18 you had wild dreams as to what you want to do with your life. By the time you became 25, you cut down all the frills and thought this is all not practical, I am becoming practical now. All that happened is you were becoming a coward. But you said, I'm becoming practical and cut down many things and said, if I get a job, if I earn my living, this, this, this is okay. By the time you're 35, you're thinking if I don't get into any trouble that's enough. You're not looking forward to anything great happening. If I don't get into trouble, that's enough. But that's when you start getting into trouble. So you are not looking at life with zest. You're looking at life as safety. The more security oriented you are, the more disturbed you will be with every change that happens in your life. The essence of physical existence is change, isn't it? Isn't it so? Everything is changing. Is there anything that's not changing? Everything in the existence is changing, isn't it? The physical existence is constantly changing. The very essence of physical reality is change. Nothing is constant, even the so-called static states are dynamic in nature. Everything is changing. So if you resist change, you're resisting life. If you want an unchanging life, there's one beautiful place where nothing changes. That's your grave. Either you must go to your grave or you must get enlightened, if you don't want change. Then somewhere inside everything is same. But otherwise, as long as you're a part of the physical process of the existence, everything is change. There is nothing that is not changing. See this moment, you're inhaling. Next moment, you're exhaling. It's change, isn't it? If you don't want change, you stop it. So when you resist change, you must understand you're resisting the very process of life, not just your life. You're resisting the very fundamental process of life.

January 23, 2021

3:35

Health tip – A simple way to become healthy

Transcript: Some people are overworked and they have ill health. Most people are underworked and they have ill health today. If you lived here on this planet 200 years ago, physically you would be doing at least 20 times more activity than what you're doing right now. Physically. Definitely, isn't it? You would have walked to this place, you would have done everything with your hands. You would be doing minimum...

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... 20 times more activity. I think I'm wrong, 100 times probably. Some of you 250 times. So if you were doing that much activity, then I would have told you take a break, take some rest. Now the body has not been used. Only by using this body you can keep it well. When you say health, you're talking about physical health. You must use this body. The more you use it, the better it gets. One of the simplest things about health is just to use the body. If you sufficiently use the body, body has everything to create health for itself. Does it mean to say that's the only thing and nothing else will happen to me? I'll be perfect? I would say if we physically used our body as much as we should, I would say 80% of the ailments on this planet would just disappear. 80%. The remaining 20%, in that another 10% is because of the type of foods that people are eating. They change the food habit, another 10% would disappear. That means only 10% ailment would remain. That has happened because of variety of reasons. One is karmic, another could be atmospheric, and there are other aspects that could have happened in the system which can be looked at. Out of all the sick people, if 90% of them become healthy just by using the body and eating the right food, 10% could be easily handled. But now the volume of ailment is so big, because we don't eat properly or we eat very properly and we don't use the body properly.

Transcript: Some people are overworked and they have ill health. Most people are underworked and they have ill health...

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... today. If you lived here on this planet 200 years ago, physically you would be doing at least 20 times more activity than what you're doing right now. Physically. Definitely, isn't it? You would have walked to this place, you would have done everything with your hands. You would be doing minimum 20 times more activity. I think I'm wrong, 100 times probably. Some of you 250 times. So if you were doing that much activity, then I would have told you take a break, take some rest. Now the body has not been used. Only by using this body you can keep it well. When you say health, you're talking about physical health. You must use this body. The more you use it, the better it gets. One of the simplest things about health is just to use the body. If you sufficiently use the body, body has everything to create health for itself. Does it mean to say that's the only thing and nothing else will happen to me? I'll be perfect? I would say if we physically used our body as much as we should, I would say 80% of the ailments on this planet would just disappear. 80%. The remaining 20%, in that another 10% is because of the type of foods that people are eating. They change the food habit, another 10% would disappear. That means only 10% ailment would remain. That has happened because of variety of reasons. One is karmic, another could be atmospheric, and there are other aspects that could have happened in the system which can be looked at. Out of all the sick people, if 90% of them become healthy just by using the body and eating the right food, 10% could be easily handled. But now the volume of ailment is so big, because we don't eat properly or we eat very properly and we don't use the body properly.

January 22, 2021

3:21

Rising intellect will nurture questions (theist or atheist)

Transcript: Human intellect has sparked like never before. No, no don't look so complimented. But anyway, it's true that more people can think for themselves today than ever before in the history of humanity. Whether they're thinking right or not, that's a big question. But at least they're thinking something. So once human intellect fires like this, and it will continue in the coming years, you can't stop it....

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... Then solutions for life in another place is not going to work. Because, I want you to understand, with all due respect to all the great scriptures on the planet. Most of the scriptures on the planet cannot withstand two logical questions. If you ask two questions, it will collapse. It can remain sacred and up there only as long as you prevent it from asking these questions. These two questions only a few rare human beings asked in the past, or till now. If people genuinely start asking few fundamental questions, all fancy solutions up there will collapse and come down to life here. Once that happens, turning inward is an obvious step. There is no other way. Just simple questions, that's all. Answers not needed. Just questions for which there are no answers in any book. So these questions are being raised because it's very natural for human intellect to come up with these questions, unless it's heavily indoctrinated. Initially, intellect will turn you into an atheist. It's a natural consequence, you know. When your logic starts asking questions, you naturally become an atheist. As your logic evolves further, you will understand the childishness of being atheist, or theist, for that matter. Then you will want genuine answers. The evolution of human intellect will naturally lead to solutions from within. Then the methods and technologies that yoga has to offer will become a phenomenal significance.

Transcript: Human intellect has sparked like never before. No, no don't look so complimented. But anyway, it's true...

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... that more people can think for themselves today than ever before in the history of humanity. Whether they're thinking right or not, that's a big question. But at least they're thinking something. So once human intellect fires like this, and it will continue in the coming years, you can't stop it. Then solutions for life in another place is not going to work. Because, I want you to understand, with all due respect to all the great scriptures on the planet. Most of the scriptures on the planet cannot withstand two logical questions. If you ask two questions, it will collapse. It can remain sacred and up there only as long as you prevent it from asking these questions. These two questions only a few rare human beings asked in the past, or till now. If people genuinely start asking few fundamental questions, all fancy solutions up there will collapse and come down to life here. Once that happens, turning inward is an obvious step. There is no other way. Just simple questions, that's all. Answers not needed. Just questions for which there are no answers in any book. So these questions are being raised because it's very natural for human intellect to come up with these questions, unless it's heavily indoctrinated. Initially, intellect will turn you into an atheist. It's a natural consequence, you know. When your logic starts asking questions, you naturally become an atheist. As your logic evolves further, you will understand the childishness of being atheist, or theist, for that matter. Then you will want genuine answers. The evolution of human intellect will naturally lead to solutions from within. Then the methods and technologies that yoga has to offer will become a phenomenal significance.

January 21, 2021

3:13

One day the whole world will do yoga

Transcript: Thousands of years ago, when Adiyogi looked at or, transmitted the tools of transformation, which got labelled as yoga. When this was transmitted, Adiyogi firmly believed that one day the entire world will take to it. There are scraps of information here and there of him talking about how every human being, someday, will evolve to take on to some tools of yoga. When they asked why so many, do we need...

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... so many? One, two, three would be enough. Why do we need so many? He said the entire world will take to it so many are needed. Not everybody will like the same thing. Somebody would like to do it this way, somebody would like to do it that way, so all these are needed. The initial teachers, or the first teachers, of this, of this science. The Sapta Rishis obviously express doubt. We have not even seen those people, we don't know who they are in strange lands, we don't know what kind they are, will they all take to this? He said your business is to plant the seeds. One seed can turn the earth green, entire earth green. It has the potency. Your business is to keep the potency of the seed. When the weather is right, it will turn green. By the end of May, those of you who live through May here, you are beginning to think the end of the world is coming. Yes? It's beginning to feel like everything is going to wilt and die in this heat. See. When the weather changes, everything bursts back into life. Every time the seasons happen, it's like this. In temperate climates it's far more dramatic. In the winter months, if you look out, it looks like end of the world. Looks like, if you don't know seasons change, and if you look around, you think the world is going to come to an end. Not a single leaf, not a spot of green, everything has gone. But as the ice melts and spring comes on, life bursts forth. So Adiyogi said, your business is not to teach yoga to everybody, your business is to keep the potency of the seed. You keep the seed pure and strong. When the weather is right, it will happen.

Transcript: Thousands of years ago, when Adiyogi looked at or, transmitted the tools of transformation, which got...

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... labelled as yoga. When this was transmitted, Adiyogi firmly believed that one day the entire world will take to it. There are scraps of information here and there of him talking about how every human being, someday, will evolve to take on to some tools of yoga. When they asked why so many, do we need so many? One, two, three would be enough. Why do we need so many? He said the entire world will take to it so many are needed. Not everybody will like the same thing. Somebody would like to do it this way, somebody would like to do it that way, so all these are needed. The initial teachers, or the first teachers, of this, of this science. The Sapta Rishis obviously express doubt. We have not even seen those people, we don't know who they are in strange lands, we don't know what kind they are, will they all take to this? He said your business is to plant the seeds. One seed can turn the earth green, entire earth green. It has the potency. Your business is to keep the potency of the seed. When the weather is right, it will turn green. By the end of May, those of you who live through May here, you are beginning to think the end of the world is coming. Yes? It's beginning to feel like everything is going to wilt and die in this heat. See. When the weather changes, everything bursts back into life. Every time the seasons happen, it's like this. In temperate climates it's far more dramatic. In the winter months, if you look out, it looks like end of the world. Looks like, if you don't know seasons change, and if you look around, you think the world is going to come to an end. Not a single leaf, not a spot of green, everything has gone. But as the ice melts and spring comes on, life bursts forth. So Adiyogi said, your business is not to teach yoga to everybody, your business is to keep the potency of the seed. You keep the seed pure and strong. When the weather is right, it will happen.

January 20, 2021

3:42

How to deal with teenagers

Transcript: Now what's happening with the so called teenage is, you got used to your child as a helpless creature. Now if he's finding his own feet, you don't like it. You want to condense him. What you need is a toy or a doll to play with, or maybe a dog. A couple was struggling, not able to make a decision whether to have children or not. The debate between the husband and wife was, the husband wants to have...

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... children, the wife says it's not necessary, we can get a dog instead. Because they couldn't settle it, they went to a marriage counselor. So they said, we are not able to make up our mind whether to have children or to get a dog. What should we do? So marriage counselor said, this is very simple. You want to ruin your carpets or your life, you must decide. Children, when they come, when they're helpless and for everything they look up to you, you think your children are magical because they're helpless. Suppose the baby popped out of you and stood up and said, hey, who the hell are you? You won't like this baby. But he takes 14-15 years to ask that question. In fact that is all a teenager is asking. Okay, who the hell are you? So if you want to be somebody to that new fresh life which has come, you must not have defined boundaries of who you are. Like when the child was infant, when it crawled, you crawled with him. Now your teenager wants to swing, you must be able to swing with him. No, you still want to crawl with him. He's not interested. He's beginning to ask. Parents are looking ridiculous in the eyes of adolescence. Yes or no? Didn't your parents look ridiculous in your eyes? Unless you were old by the time you were 12. If you were young and energetic, your parents look ridiculous because they think still you need to be crawled around. Every day life is changing within you because you're growing rapidly. And the fools around you, not able to grasp that. So don't deal with your teenagers. Please make yourself available to be dealt by them. Make them responsible for everything.

Transcript: Now what's happening with the so called teenage is, you got used to your child as a helpless creature....

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... Now if he's finding his own feet, you don't like it. You want to condense him. What you need is a toy or a doll to play with, or maybe a dog. A couple was struggling, not able to make a decision whether to have children or not. The debate between the husband and wife was, the husband wants to have children, the wife says it's not necessary, we can get a dog instead. Because they couldn't settle it, they went to a marriage counselor. So they said, we are not able to make up our mind whether to have children or to get a dog. What should we do? So marriage counselor said, this is very simple. You want to ruin your carpets or your life, you must decide. Children, when they come, when they're helpless and for everything they look up to you, you think your children are magical because they're helpless. Suppose the baby popped out of you and stood up and said, hey, who the hell are you? You won't like this baby. But he takes 14-15 years to ask that question. In fact that is all a teenager is asking. Okay, who the hell are you? So if you want to be somebody to that new fresh life which has come, you must not have defined boundaries of who you are. Like when the child was infant, when it crawled, you crawled with him. Now your teenager wants to swing, you must be able to swing with him. No, you still want to crawl with him. He's not interested. He's beginning to ask. Parents are looking ridiculous in the eyes of adolescence. Yes or no? Didn't your parents look ridiculous in your eyes? Unless you were old by the time you were 12. If you were young and energetic, your parents look ridiculous because they think still you need to be crawled around. Every day life is changing within you because you're growing rapidly. And the fools around you, not able to grasp that. So don't deal with your teenagers. Please make yourself available to be dealt by them. Make them responsible for everything.

January 19, 2021

3:42

Why for many people every age is a problem?

Transcript: Every age is a problem. No, no I'm talking about the ages. Stone age was a problem, iron age was a problem, bronze age is a problem, computer age, serious problem. Isn't it so? Middle ages are serious problems, modern age is immense problem, teenage, another problem. I hope you had a normal birth and, you were born normally? So if you were born normally, you were born like this and slowly grew up and...

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... somebody counted your age and you also passed through 13, 14, 15, which you are referring to as teen. This is just a certain developmental stage like an infancy, like childhood, like adult, like adolescence. Adulthood, old age, middle age, whatever. These are all different. We're trying to segment it, but essentially this is a physical journey of a body. Tell me one phase of your life which is not really a problem. Some are suffering infancy problems, some are suffering toddler problems, some are suffering childhood problems, some are suffering teenage problems, some are going through middle age problems, some are going through old age problems, some have transcended all problems. Yes? If you look at it in this context, every phase of life is a problem. Then death is the only solution. If you look at every aspect of life as a problem, what is the solution? Death is the only solution. Now, the moment you identify every phase of life as a problem, unconsciously you start seeking death. Please know this. For yourself and those around you. You do not know this but you are creating an ecosystem in your mind where the solution is to be free from all this. You came here to experience life. Instead of calling these different facets of life, you're calling it different problems that you have.

Transcript: Every age is a problem. No, no I'm talking about the ages. Stone age was a problem, iron age was a problem,...

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... bronze age is a problem, computer age, serious problem. Isn't it so? Middle ages are serious problems, modern age is immense problem, teenage, another problem. I hope you had a normal birth and, you were born normally? So if you were born normally, you were born like this and slowly grew up and somebody counted your age and you also passed through 13, 14, 15, which you are referring to as teen. This is just a certain developmental stage like an infancy, like childhood, like adult, like adolescence. Adulthood, old age, middle age, whatever. These are all different. We're trying to segment it, but essentially this is a physical journey of a body. Tell me one phase of your life which is not really a problem. Some are suffering infancy problems, some are suffering toddler problems, some are suffering childhood problems, some are suffering teenage problems, some are going through middle age problems, some are going through old age problems, some have transcended all problems. Yes? If you look at it in this context, every phase of life is a problem. Then death is the only solution. If you look at every aspect of life as a problem, what is the solution? Death is the only solution. Now, the moment you identify every phase of life as a problem, unconsciously you start seeking death. Please know this. For yourself and those around you. You do not know this but you are creating an ecosystem in your mind where the solution is to be free from all this. You came here to experience life. Instead of calling these different facets of life, you're calling it different problems that you have.

January 18, 2021

3:09

Are you suffering your past? Is your memory and imagination out of control?

Transcript: The difference between you and an earthworm, which is right here, beneath you right now, is just that you can remember almost your entire life. And using that information, you can project and create what you consider as future. What you and almost every human being is suffering is, what is causing pain to them, what is their misery, what is their suffering is just this. These two fundamental faculties,...

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... which set you apart from every other creature, these two faculties are of memory and imagination. So when you say something from the past comes and grabs me and I suffer, past is not suffering. You cannot suffer the past because it does not exist. Nobody can suffer that which does not exist. What you're suffering is your faculty of memory. What happened 10 years ago, you can suffer. What may happen day after tomorrow, you can already suffer. This does not mean that you're suffering a yesterday or a tomorrow, that's out of question. What you're suffering is your memory and your imagination. If we take away half your brain, I think you'll do quite fine. What you're asking for is an evolutionary downgrade. If I made you at least a monkey, if not an earthworm, you would be quite happy. Today you got the mango. Yesterday what happened, you're not bothered. So essentially, you are asking for an evolutionary downgrade. Tell me how much we need to turn you back, accordingly that much of your brain will have remote. We have doctors in the ashram, you know. If we downgrade you in an evolutionary scale, you can't remember what happened yesterday. You have no bother about tomorrow because you can't imagine what is tomorrow. Maybe you will be quite peaceful and happy. But what's the point? You have definitely removed a problem, but you have removed all possibilities. That's a crime.

Transcript: The difference between you and an earthworm, which is right here, beneath you right now, is just that...

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... you can remember almost your entire life. And using that information, you can project and create what you consider as future. What you and almost every human being is suffering is, what is causing pain to them, what is their misery, what is their suffering is just this. These two fundamental faculties, which set you apart from every other creature, these two faculties are of memory and imagination. So when you say something from the past comes and grabs me and I suffer, past is not suffering. You cannot suffer the past because it does not exist. Nobody can suffer that which does not exist. What you're suffering is your faculty of memory. What happened 10 years ago, you can suffer. What may happen day after tomorrow, you can already suffer. This does not mean that you're suffering a yesterday or a tomorrow, that's out of question. What you're suffering is your memory and your imagination. If we take away half your brain, I think you'll do quite fine. What you're asking for is an evolutionary downgrade. If I made you at least a monkey, if not an earthworm, you would be quite happy. Today you got the mango. Yesterday what happened, you're not bothered. So essentially, you are asking for an evolutionary downgrade. Tell me how much we need to turn you back, accordingly that much of your brain will have remote. We have doctors in the ashram, you know. If we downgrade you in an evolutionary scale, you can't remember what happened yesterday. You have no bother about tomorrow because you can't imagine what is tomorrow. Maybe you will be quite peaceful and happy. But what's the point? You have definitely removed a problem, but you have removed all possibilities. That's a crime.

January 17, 2021

3:11

How to control your destiny?

Transcript: Let's understand this. Karma means action. So when you say karma, you're referring to action. The four type of acts, four types of actions that you're performing right now, as you sit here. Your body is doing something, physical action. Your mind is doing something, mental action. Your emotions are doing something, emotional action. Your energies are doing something, energy action. These four dimensions...

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... of activity are happening every moment of your life. Both in wakefulness and sleep, it's happening. Since today morning, since the time you woke up, I will excuse you for the times when you were sleeping. From the time you woke up till this moment, how much of this, what percentage of these four actions are you conscious of? That's a question. How much percentage do you believe you're conscious of from morning to now, these four types of actions? Well below 1%, isn't it? So 99+ of your karma, your action is unconscious. Suppose, unconsciously I am taking something and throwing like this, all over. And this keeps coming and falling on my head. I think it's being dropped from heaven because I'm unconscious that I am throwing all these things. When 99% of your actions, or over 99% of your actions, are unconscious, you always think something is being done to you, isn't it? Why forever people have been talking about being conscious is just this. If you raise it to 2%, suddenly it looks like your destiny is in your hands. If you have mastery over your physical body, 15 - 20% of your life and destiny will be in your hands. If you have mastery over your mind, 50 - 60% of your life and destiny is in your hands. If you have mastery over your life energies, 100% of life and destiny is in your hands.

Transcript: Let's understand this. Karma means action. So when you say karma, you're referring to action. The four...

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... type of acts, four types of actions that you're performing right now, as you sit here. Your body is doing something, physical action. Your mind is doing something, mental action. Your emotions are doing something, emotional action. Your energies are doing something, energy action. These four dimensions of activity are happening every moment of your life. Both in wakefulness and sleep, it's happening. Since today morning, since the time you woke up, I will excuse you for the times when you were sleeping. From the time you woke up till this moment, how much of this, what percentage of these four actions are you conscious of? That's a question. How much percentage do you believe you're conscious of from morning to now, these four types of actions? Well below 1%, isn't it? So 99+ of your karma, your action is unconscious. Suppose, unconsciously I am taking something and throwing like this, all over. And this keeps coming and falling on my head. I think it's being dropped from heaven because I'm unconscious that I am throwing all these things. When 99% of your actions, or over 99% of your actions, are unconscious, you always think something is being done to you, isn't it? Why forever people have been talking about being conscious is just this. If you raise it to 2%, suddenly it looks like your destiny is in your hands. If you have mastery over your physical body, 15 - 20% of your life and destiny will be in your hands. If you have mastery over your mind, 50 - 60% of your life and destiny is in your hands. If you have mastery over your life energies, 100% of life and destiny is in your hands.

January 16, 2021

2:45

A simple 12 min process to end suffering in your life

Transcript: One simple thing is this, first and foremost processes, that's why we put out this process called Isha Kriya. This is to distance yourself from your physiological and psychological process. There is something called as you, which exists. This is not a composite of all your thoughts and emotions and physiological processes. Beyond that, there is you. If you close your eyes, even if you cannot see anything,...

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... you are still there. It is through the window of your eyes that you are looking out, but if you close your eyes it doesn't mean that you don't exist. You still exist. So beyond your thought, you still exist. Beyond your emotion, you still exist. So that you, the life that you are, this has to come into your experience. Why is it that you're not allowing that to come into your experience, which is the most significant aspect of who you are? Who you are right now. The most significant aspect is, you and me are alive right now. This is it. What I'm thinking, what you're thinking is not the important thing. We are alive right now, that is the important thing. So it is important that you focus on this fundamental sense of aliveness within you, and then you will see there is a natural distance between you and your thought process. Once there is a distance between your psychological process and your physiological process, this is the end of suffering. Because there are only two kinds of suffering that human beings go through, physical suffering and mental suffering. Once you create a little space between you and your mind, between you and your body, this is the end of suffering. This is something every human being has to experience and know, otherwise thinking I will just remove negative thoughts and I will have positive thoughts. All the best, it's not going to work. 100% it's not going to work because nobody can remove it. They can avoid it for some time. So when negative thoughts come, you say ram, ram, shiva, shiva, whatever you want. But this is just avoiding, it's not gone. The moment you stop that, it will pop back with great force. Otherwise, it will come back in your dreams. So it's very important, first of all, you need to understand your anger, your resentment, your fear, your anxieties, the negativity that you generate. Generally, resentment, anger, it is always directed towards somebody. But we need to understand, this is poisons that we are drinking and expecting somebody else to die. Fortunately, life doesn't work like that. If I drink poison, I die. If I drink poison, you don't die. So we need to understand this. When I say poison, today you can have yourself chemically analyzed. Right now, what is your blood work, what it says. Five minutes of intense anger, check your blood work and see there will be lots of negative elements in it. Literally, you're poisoning yourself. So do you want to poison yourself? Definitely not. Now the very question is coming from certain helplessness. What shall I do? Don't do anything. Just sit back and just concern yourself with something which is a life process. May be your heartbeat, may be your breath, may be just a sensation of being alive. Depending upon how sensitive or how perceptive you are, accordingly find something. It could be a sensation in the body, it could be breath, it could be heartbeat, it could be anything. Something which indicates life to you. Just pay attention to that for some time. Slowly you will see there is a distinction between what is you and what you have gathered, which includes both your physiological and psychological possibility or mess. Whatever you made out of it.

Transcript: One simple thing is this, first and foremost processes, that's why we put out this process called Isha...

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... Kriya. This is to distance yourself from your physiological and psychological process. There is something called as you, which exists. This is not a composite of all your thoughts and emotions and physiological processes. Beyond that, there is you. If you close your eyes, even if you cannot see anything, you are still there. It is through the window of your eyes that you are looking out, but if you close your eyes it doesn't mean that you don't exist. You still exist. So beyond your thought, you still exist. Beyond your emotion, you still exist. So that you, the life that you are, this has to come into your experience. Why is it that you're not allowing that to come into your experience, which is the most significant aspect of who you are? Who you are right now. The most significant aspect is, you and me are alive right now. This is it. What I'm thinking, what you're thinking is not the important thing. We are alive right now, that is the important thing. So it is important that you focus on this fundamental sense of aliveness within you, and then you will see there is a natural distance between you and your thought process. Once there is a distance between your psychological process and your physiological process, this is the end of suffering. Because there are only two kinds of suffering that human beings go through, physical suffering and mental suffering. Once you create a little space between you and your mind, between you and your body, this is the end of suffering. This is something every human being has to experience and know, otherwise thinking I will just remove negative thoughts and I will have positive thoughts. All the best, it's not going to work. 100% it's not going to work because nobody can remove it. They can avoid it for some time. So when negative thoughts come, you say ram, ram, shiva, shiva, whatever you want. But this is just avoiding, it's not gone. The moment you stop that, it will pop back with great force. Otherwise, it will come back in your dreams. So it's very important, first of all, you need to understand your anger, your resentment, your fear, your anxieties, the negativity that you generate. Generally, resentment, anger, it is always directed towards somebody. But we need to understand, this is poisons that we are drinking and expecting somebody else to die. Fortunately, life doesn't work like that. If I drink poison, I die. If I drink poison, you don't die. So we need to understand this. When I say poison, today you can have yourself chemically analyzed. Right now, what is your blood work, what it says. Five minutes of intense anger, check your blood work and see there will be lots of negative elements in it. Literally, you're poisoning yourself. So do you want to poison yourself? Definitely not. Now the very question is coming from certain helplessness. What shall I do? Don't do anything. Just sit back and just concern yourself with something which is a life process. May be your heartbeat, may be your breath, may be just a sensation of being alive. Depending upon how sensitive or how perceptive you are, accordingly find something. It could be a sensation in the body, it could be breath, it could be heartbeat, it could be anything. Something which indicates life to you. Just pay attention to that for some time. Slowly you will see there is a distinction between what is you and what you have gathered, which includes both your physiological and psychological possibility or mess. Whatever you made out of it.

January 15, 2021

4:10

Try this mind experiment to get insight into how the mind works

Transcript: Well, see the way the question is asked and also the way, normally it's addressed is, people think there is something called as negative thought and positive thought. They want to remove the negative thoughts and have only positive thoughts. For such people, I would ask them to just experiment for 10-15 seconds. Let them forcefully remove one thought from their mind. For example, next 10 seconds, just...

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... don't think of a monkey. Try not to think of a monkey for next 10 seconds, you will see you will be full of monkeys. So what I'm saying is, this is the nature of your mind. Because, in this mind, all the three pedals are throttle. There is no break, there is no clutch, whatever you touch, it will only go faster. In this kind of mind, people have been taught, from moral teachers and religious teachers, do not think about bad things. Well, since then it's been a full-time job. So there is no way you can handle the mind like this. This doesn't need any great enlightenment. If you spend two minutes with your eyes closed, you will realize you cannot do anything forcefully with this mind. So, I want to remove negative thoughts. Do not ever go in this direction because what you want to remove will become your quality. Always you will be on it. So what should I do? The thing is this, without understanding the fundamental mechanism of this mind, because our mind, human mind is the most soft sophisticated computer on the planet. Even all the super computers have come out of this. When this is the case, is it not important that we understand the mechanics of how it functions? One simplistic aspect of how it functions is, there are no subtractions and divisions in our mind. There is only addition and multiplication. If you try to do something with it, it will say one more. If you try hard, it will multiply into many more. In this mind, you don't try to identify what is positive, what is negative, and try to remove it. First of all, one needs to understand, this mind of yours, this body of yours is supposed to serve you. The life that you are is important. Body and mind are vehicles, that must serve us. If you sit in a vehicle, it must go where you want to go. If it goes to its own destination, what is the point of such a vehicle? It's just a nuisance. Right now, most human beings are unfortunately experiencing this fantastic possibility of human mind as a nuisance, as a troublesome thing. Well, this is the most beautiful thing you have.

Transcript: Well, see the way the question is asked and also the way, normally it's addressed is, people think there...

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... is something called as negative thought and positive thought. They want to remove the negative thoughts and have only positive thoughts. For such people, I would ask them to just experiment for 10-15 seconds. Let them forcefully remove one thought from their mind. For example, next 10 seconds, just don't think of a monkey. Try not to think of a monkey for next 10 seconds, you will see you will be full of monkeys. So what I'm saying is, this is the nature of your mind. Because, in this mind, all the three pedals are throttle. There is no break, there is no clutch, whatever you touch, it will only go faster. In this kind of mind, people have been taught, from moral teachers and religious teachers, do not think about bad things. Well, since then it's been a full-time job. So there is no way you can handle the mind like this. This doesn't need any great enlightenment. If you spend two minutes with your eyes closed, you will realize you cannot do anything forcefully with this mind. So, I want to remove negative thoughts. Do not ever go in this direction because what you want to remove will become your quality. Always you will be on it. So what should I do? The thing is this, without understanding the fundamental mechanism of this mind, because our mind, human mind is the most soft sophisticated computer on the planet. Even all the super computers have come out of this. When this is the case, is it not important that we understand the mechanics of how it functions? One simplistic aspect of how it functions is, there are no subtractions and divisions in our mind. There is only addition and multiplication. If you try to do something with it, it will say one more. If you try hard, it will multiply into many more. In this mind, you don't try to identify what is positive, what is negative, and try to remove it. First of all, one needs to understand, this mind of yours, this body of yours is supposed to serve you. The life that you are is important. Body and mind are vehicles, that must serve us. If you sit in a vehicle, it must go where you want to go. If it goes to its own destination, what is the point of such a vehicle? It's just a nuisance. Right now, most human beings are unfortunately experiencing this fantastic possibility of human mind as a nuisance, as a troublesome thing. Well, this is the most beautiful thing you have.

January 14, 2021

3:23

How to deal with a difficult partner

Transcript: If your concern is your spiritual growth only then if you have a demon for your partner that's the best thing. But your partner, your husband, wife is not just about spiritual growth you also want to have a pleasant life in the family then you have to choose. Someone who like, whom you like but little.... there is a.... any human being on the planet, there is something that you don't like about them....

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... isn't it so? So, you use that part of it, for your spiritual growth and the rest of it you enjoy. Just as life. So if your intention is to have a good family, then some rapport is needed between two people, otherwise it won't work. Especially if you have produced children, then rapport is must, otherwise you'll foul the new life that's come up. If you create a foul atmosphere you'll foul up the new life that is coming up. Nobody has any right to do that actually, but people are doing it. But no human being has any right, you can mess yourself up as much as you want, that's up to you. But you can't mess up a fresh life that's just coming up. So, if you're looking for good life, family life, then one has to find rapport and that rapport means, some areas of commonality at least. But if you're looking for spiritual life, it doesn't matter what kind of person he is. You can use everything for your growth, everything, for your growth. If that's all your focus is. But generally your focus is both ways you want to have a little bit of that and a little bit of this. So mixed fair, so it gets a little complex. So, to build a rapport takes effort, takes compromise, takes love, endurance, takes endurance you know. Somebody is constantly like this, you want to build a rapport with that person but you don't want to go his way, that takes lots of endurance. Yes or no? People whom you love are not easy. So, what can you do? One thing is to transform yourself in such a way, being in your presence unknowingly their cup will turn around..

Transcript: If your concern is your spiritual growth only then if you have a demon for your partner that's the best...

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... thing. But your partner, your husband, wife is not just about spiritual growth you also want to have a pleasant life in the family then you have to choose. Someone who like, whom you like but little.... there is a.... any human being on the planet, there is something that you don't like about them. isn't it so? So, you use that part of it, for your spiritual growth and the rest of it you enjoy. Just as life. So if your intention is to have a good family, then some rapport is needed between two people, otherwise it won't work. Especially if you have produced children, then rapport is must, otherwise you'll foul the new life that's come up. If you create a foul atmosphere you'll foul up the new life that is coming up. Nobody has any right to do that actually, but people are doing it. But no human being has any right, you can mess yourself up as much as you want, that's up to you. But you can't mess up a fresh life that's just coming up. So, if you're looking for good life, family life, then one has to find rapport and that rapport means, some areas of commonality at least. But if you're looking for spiritual life, it doesn't matter what kind of person he is. You can use everything for your growth, everything, for your growth. If that's all your focus is. But generally your focus is both ways you want to have a little bit of that and a little bit of this. So mixed fair, so it gets a little complex. So, to build a rapport takes effort, takes compromise, takes love, endurance, takes endurance you know. Somebody is constantly like this, you want to build a rapport with that person but you don't want to go his way, that takes lots of endurance. Yes or no? People whom you love are not easy. So, what can you do? One thing is to transform yourself in such a way, being in your presence unknowingly their cup will turn around..

January 13, 2021

3:52

A crash course on time management

Transcript: Time, how to manage? It's too big a thing to manage. Not in your hands. Whether you like it or not, it's sticking away, isn't it? Yes? If you sit here, it's sticking away. If you jump around, it'll tick away. Do whatever you want, it'll tick away, isn't it? But what you can do with yourself, that you can manage. That's nothing to do with the time. So self-management, not time management. Just a few...

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... days ago, I was flying in from India. Normally, it used to be 13 and a half, 14 hours, but now there is some issue that Pakistan is not allowing airplanes to fly over their airspace. So it's taking 16 hours. Because I know all the pilots and I'm a licensed pilot myself, so they let me sit in the cockpit. And I'm interested in what's happening there. So I was talking to them and they said, Sadhguru... I said 14 hours, isn't it guys? And they said, no Sadhguru, 16 hours. It's so long. Then I said, see I'm not complaining because just a century ago if I had to go to United States, it was 60 days. 16 hours, I'm not complaining. I'm okay. I'll sit down, lie down, read something, do something, or talk to you. But I'm not complaining about 16 hours. How did 60 days become 16 hours? Simply because, from a chugging steam engine to a jet engine. Hello? Suddenly, 60 days became 16 hours. So the only way you can take charge of time is by mastering your energies, how they function. If you are functioning like a steam engine, it's a long time. If you're functioning like a jet engine, boom! Right now they're saying the Chinese have developed an airplane where Beijing to New York, you can do it in two hours. They're saying by 2028 they'll have it commercially ready. Two hours. So this is not mastery of time, but consequentially it is mastery of time. If what somebody does in 10 years, if you can do it in one year. If both of you live for 100 years, in terms of impact and profoundness of experience, you lived for a thousand years. Hello? That is the only way you can take charge of time. And one who's taken charge of time, for him the entire universe is a sweetness of compassion. That will be his experience of life once he's taken charge of time.

Transcript: Time, how to manage? It's too big a thing to manage. Not in your hands. Whether you like it or not, it's...

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... sticking away, isn't it? Yes? If you sit here, it's sticking away. If you jump around, it'll tick away. Do whatever you want, it'll tick away, isn't it? But what you can do with yourself, that you can manage. That's nothing to do with the time. So self-management, not time management. Just a few days ago, I was flying in from India. Normally, it used to be 13 and a half, 14 hours, but now there is some issue that Pakistan is not allowing airplanes to fly over their airspace. So it's taking 16 hours. Because I know all the pilots and I'm a licensed pilot myself, so they let me sit in the cockpit. And I'm interested in what's happening there. So I was talking to them and they said, Sadhguru... I said 14 hours, isn't it guys? And they said, no Sadhguru, 16 hours. It's so long. Then I said, see I'm not complaining because just a century ago if I had to go to United States, it was 60 days. 16 hours, I'm not complaining. I'm okay. I'll sit down, lie down, read something, do something, or talk to you. But I'm not complaining about 16 hours. How did 60 days become 16 hours? Simply because, from a chugging steam engine to a jet engine. Hello? Suddenly, 60 days became 16 hours. So the only way you can take charge of time is by mastering your energies, how they function. If you are functioning like a steam engine, it's a long time. If you're functioning like a jet engine, boom! Right now they're saying the Chinese have developed an airplane where Beijing to New York, you can do it in two hours. They're saying by 2028 they'll have it commercially ready. Two hours. So this is not mastery of time, but consequentially it is mastery of time. If what somebody does in 10 years, if you can do it in one year. If both of you live for 100 years, in terms of impact and profoundness of experience, you lived for a thousand years. Hello? That is the only way you can take charge of time. And one who's taken charge of time, for him the entire universe is a sweetness of compassion. That will be his experience of life once he's taken charge of time.

January 12, 2021

3:12

Why is human life so complicated? What is the solution?

Transcript: Once you came here as a human being, life got a little complicated. If you came here like any other creature on this planet, stomach full, life settled. Once you come here as a human being, stomach empty - only one problem, stomach full - 100 problems. So what we're calling as life here is just a certain combination of time and energy. This combo of time and energy, unfortunately, majority of the people...

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... never learn to handle it seamlessly and wonderfully. Hitch after hitch, everything is a problem. If you're a toddler, you have diaper problems. If you become an adolescent, you have hormonal problems. If you become middle aged, there is a crisis. Old age is horrible. Every phase of life, people are seeing it as some kind of a problem. Of course, death is a serious problem. So this combination of time and energy. We must understand the nature of what we're handling. Time, by its own nature, is such you do something it rolls. If you don't do something, it rolls. You don't have to push your damn side. Hello? As you're sitting here, it's rolling away. You're doing a lot of things, it's rolling away. You do nothing, it rolls away. You're awake, it rolls away. You're asleep, it rolls away. But without having mastery over time, nobody can determine the nature of their destiny in their lives. How to grab time? People are talking about time management. Have you ever managed time? As you sit here, it's ticking away. And what's sticking away is not a clock, what's sticking away is our life itself. Hello? Since I walked in, you're two minutes closer to your grave. Yes you are. Me too. This is the nature of time. Whatever you do, do not do, do anything you want, but you're not able to roll it back. It is only rolling forward. It is just that if you are happy, it seems to tick away very fast. If you are miserable, it goes very slowly for you.

Transcript: Once you came here as a human being, life got a little complicated. If you came here like any other creature...

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... on this planet, stomach full, life settled. Once you come here as a human being, stomach empty - only one problem, stomach full - 100 problems. So what we're calling as life here is just a certain combination of time and energy. This combo of time and energy, unfortunately, majority of the people never learn to handle it seamlessly and wonderfully. Hitch after hitch, everything is a problem. If you're a toddler, you have diaper problems. If you become an adolescent, you have hormonal problems. If you become middle aged, there is a crisis. Old age is horrible. Every phase of life, people are seeing it as some kind of a problem. Of course, death is a serious problem. So this combination of time and energy. We must understand the nature of what we're handling. Time, by its own nature, is such you do something it rolls. If you don't do something, it rolls. You don't have to push your damn side. Hello? As you're sitting here, it's rolling away. You're doing a lot of things, it's rolling away. You do nothing, it rolls away. You're awake, it rolls away. You're asleep, it rolls away. But without having mastery over time, nobody can determine the nature of their destiny in their lives. How to grab time? People are talking about time management. Have you ever managed time? As you sit here, it's ticking away. And what's sticking away is not a clock, what's sticking away is our life itself. Hello? Since I walked in, you're two minutes closer to your grave. Yes you are. Me too. This is the nature of time. Whatever you do, do not do, do anything you want, but you're not able to roll it back. It is only rolling forward. It is just that if you are happy, it seems to tick away very fast. If you are miserable, it goes very slowly for you.

January 11, 2021

3:24

The root cause of your suffering

Transcript: You're suffering your bondages, you're chained to something you're suffering that, understandable. But, you're suffering because you're free. Most human beings are suffering because they're free. They're always trying to bind themselves to something or somebody all the time because freedom scares them, because freedom is a pathless, path freedom is an open terrain, there's no fixed line. Because there...

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... is no fixed pathway, most people feel terrified. But, the highest value in human life is freedom, isn't it so? Hello? In this culture, the highest value in this culture is not god, not heaven. Mukti, moksha, liberation, freedom is the highest value established, that no matter what you do, you must seek mukti. You can do whatever you do with your life, but all that process should be towards your liberation, you must be moving towards higher and higher levels of freedom on a daily basis. Otherwise your life is not worth it because you're getting entangled with the process of life. Even if you go to heaven, it's an entanglement. See, I'm sure before you joined IIT, you're still keeping Bombay, right? I see. Before you joined IIT, when you have written your, you know, whatever entrance tests and stuff, only thing is somehow I want to get in, I want to get in. Because it's like heaven, entering heaven. No matter what, I want to get in. That's the only thing I want. After you get in, see how many problems. I'm asking you a simple question, being on this planet, do you have any proof that you are not already in heaven and making a mess out of it? Do you have any proof? Suppose you took off from the solar system and looked down at the solar system, whatever these 12-14 planets and satellites and works. Does planet earth definitely look like a heavenly body among all these? Yes or no? So you are already on heaven and making a mess out of it and now you want to go to another heaven. This culture does not value heaven, does not value god, values only freedom. We want to be even free from the creation and the creator. Mukti, moksha is the ultimate value because this is not a philosophical value, this is not a religious value, this is something every life is longing for. Only thing is, most human beings are short-sighted that they long for it in installments.

Transcript: You're suffering your bondages, you're chained to something you're suffering that, understandable. But,...

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... you're suffering because you're free. Most human beings are suffering because they're free. They're always trying to bind themselves to something or somebody all the time because freedom scares them, because freedom is a pathless, path freedom is an open terrain, there's no fixed line. Because there is no fixed pathway, most people feel terrified. But, the highest value in human life is freedom, isn't it so? Hello? In this culture, the highest value in this culture is not god, not heaven. Mukti, moksha, liberation, freedom is the highest value established, that no matter what you do, you must seek mukti. You can do whatever you do with your life, but all that process should be towards your liberation, you must be moving towards higher and higher levels of freedom on a daily basis. Otherwise your life is not worth it because you're getting entangled with the process of life. Even if you go to heaven, it's an entanglement. See, I'm sure before you joined IIT, you're still keeping Bombay, right? I see. Before you joined IIT, when you have written your, you know, whatever entrance tests and stuff, only thing is somehow I want to get in, I want to get in. Because it's like heaven, entering heaven. No matter what, I want to get in. That's the only thing I want. After you get in, see how many problems. I'm asking you a simple question, being on this planet, do you have any proof that you are not already in heaven and making a mess out of it? Do you have any proof? Suppose you took off from the solar system and looked down at the solar system, whatever these 12-14 planets and satellites and works. Does planet earth definitely look like a heavenly body among all these? Yes or no? So you are already on heaven and making a mess out of it and now you want to go to another heaven. This culture does not value heaven, does not value god, values only freedom. We want to be even free from the creation and the creator. Mukti, moksha is the ultimate value because this is not a philosophical value, this is not a religious value, this is something every life is longing for. Only thing is, most human beings are short-sighted that they long for it in installments.

January 10, 2021

3:38

Can wearing Gemstones change my life

Transcript: Do other things have influence on us, particularly inanimate objects? The gems and the diamonds and things like that, and also the planets. See, the nature of the planet has a certain influence on the life upon it. You will see, on full moon days and new moon days, many animals behave in certain specific ways simply because they are influenced by it. You know the whole ocean is rising. When ocean,...

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... which is millions and millions of tons of water is able to rise, when 72% of your body is water, you think it won't rise at all? It does. So I don't know if you're conscious of it, but in India most people are, not only in India, anywhere wherever there are mental asylums and things, they are conscious of it. On full moon days and new moon days people get exaggerated levels of disturbance in their minds. So people think new moon and full moon will cause madness. No, that's not the truth. If you're very loving, full moon day you will become more loving. If you're very joyful, on a full moon day you will become more joyful. If you're a little crazy, you'll get little more crazy. Whatever is your quality, gets little hyped on that day. So those who are romantic, they want full moon day. Those who want to meditate, they want full moon day. Those who are a little mad, they don't want full moon day. Essentially, it's hyping things up a little bit. Of course, today there is another kind of textbook science which is going on, which doesn't absorb anything except what happens in the laboratory. These people are going on saying, this is all rubbish, this, that. Now if you pay attention to your own body, you will know, without looking up, without looking at the calendar, you will know when is full moon day, when is new moon day by yourself. Simply if you pay sufficient attention to your own system because it's visible in your system, certain behavior is there. But with the human being the problem is, or people seeing it a problem, any possibility, if you do not explore that possibility, in your eyes it looks like a problem. What is a problem is always a possibility, isn't it? You don't like it? What is a possibility, if you do not explore it, if you do not realize what is the possibility, it seems like a problem to you. So do inanimate things have impact on you? Yes, if you allow it. Because this is the human predicament that, who you are is not determined by nature, it is left open for you. Left open for you means you are the only creature on this planet who's been given the freedom to shape your own life.

Transcript: Do other things have influence on us, particularly inanimate objects? The gems and the diamonds and things...

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... like that, and also the planets. See, the nature of the planet has a certain influence on the life upon it. You will see, on full moon days and new moon days, many animals behave in certain specific ways simply because they are influenced by it. You know the whole ocean is rising. When ocean, which is millions and millions of tons of water is able to rise, when 72% of your body is water, you think it won't rise at all? It does. So I don't know if you're conscious of it, but in India most people are, not only in India, anywhere wherever there are mental asylums and things, they are conscious of it. On full moon days and new moon days people get exaggerated levels of disturbance in their minds. So people think new moon and full moon will cause madness. No, that's not the truth. If you're very loving, full moon day you will become more loving. If you're very joyful, on a full moon day you will become more joyful. If you're a little crazy, you'll get little more crazy. Whatever is your quality, gets little hyped on that day. So those who are romantic, they want full moon day. Those who want to meditate, they want full moon day. Those who are a little mad, they don't want full moon day. Essentially, it's hyping things up a little bit. Of course, today there is another kind of textbook science which is going on, which doesn't absorb anything except what happens in the laboratory. These people are going on saying, this is all rubbish, this, that. Now if you pay attention to your own body, you will know, without looking up, without looking at the calendar, you will know when is full moon day, when is new moon day by yourself. Simply if you pay sufficient attention to your own system because it's visible in your system, certain behavior is there. But with the human being the problem is, or people seeing it a problem, any possibility, if you do not explore that possibility, in your eyes it looks like a problem. What is a problem is always a possibility, isn't it? You don't like it? What is a possibility, if you do not explore it, if you do not realize what is the possibility, it seems like a problem to you. So do inanimate things have impact on you? Yes, if you allow it. Because this is the human predicament that, who you are is not determined by nature, it is left open for you. Left open for you means you are the only creature on this planet who's been given the freedom to shape your own life.

January 9, 2021

3:38

Powerful 10 minute practice before sleeping

Transcript: Do you know? In about, if you live for about 60 years, you're, on an average most human beings are eating anywhere between 1,100 to 1,400 tons of food. So that means, even what you think is my body, is not this. It's changing every day. New input is happening and old things are going away. So 1,400 tons. You don't have to carry that much of weight right now. So obviously, what you have as a body right...

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... now is just a transient amount of food and soil, isn't it? Hello? So what you think is mine also is not it. It is just all the time changing. Tonight, before you go to bed, spend at least 12-15 minutes reminding yourself you're neither this body, nor this mind. Just lie down and just remind yourself. This body is not really you. It is mine right now for use, but it's not really me. Just, if you're not able to do it, just link it to your breath. Inhalation, I'm not the body. Exhalation, I'm not even the mind. Just lie down for 12 minutes and do it till the last moment, till you fall asleep. There's something you must notice.

Transcript: Do you know? In about, if you live for about 60 years, you're, on an average most human beings are eating...

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... anywhere between 1,100 to 1,400 tons of food. So that means, even what you think is my body, is not this. It's changing every day. New input is happening and old things are going away. So 1,400 tons. You don't have to carry that much of weight right now. So obviously, what you have as a body right now is just a transient amount of food and soil, isn't it? Hello? So what you think is mine also is not it. It is just all the time changing. Tonight, before you go to bed, spend at least 12-15 minutes reminding yourself you're neither this body, nor this mind. Just lie down and just remind yourself. This body is not really you. It is mine right now for use, but it's not really me. Just, if you're not able to do it, just link it to your breath. Inhalation, I'm not the body. Exhalation, I'm not even the mind. Just lie down for 12 minutes and do it till the last moment, till you fall asleep. There's something you must notice.

January 8, 2021

1:32

How to generate Ojas to become a glowing human being

Transcript: If we use this neem and turmeric on an empty stomach, one aspect is, it has the power to transform one dimension of energy within you to another. In the sense, in the yogic culture, this must be understood with proper perspective. The doctors say that if you consume excessive neem, it will destroy the sperm cells. Which is good proof for what we have been saying for thousands of years. That is, see...

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... there are various kinds of cells. Today modern science is beginning to recognize how significantly different they are. What is on your skin, what is in your bone marrow, what is in your sperm, what is in your brain, these are different kinds of things. Almost like another life. Though there is a common thread of information in all of them, they're very, very different. And what it takes for the body to generate an epithelial cell, and what it takes to generate a sperm or, what it takes to generate another cell, neurological cells, are very different level of energy involvement with the body. Well, a lot of people will question this, but they will arrive at it in under 25 or 50 years' time. Yes, I'm telling you. So one dimension of human life is, see I want you to understand the miracle. Don't think about the sexuality of it, just with a single cell. Two, all right? But just with one single cell, you can ignite a new life which sits here like this. Is it a small thing, I'm asking? Because people are too sexually messed up in their head, they're not looking at the miracle of it. Just with one cell, just look at the way life has sprouted and what it's become, isn't it so? We populated the whole world. We need to do something on that, that's a different matter. So the neem and turmeric together has the power to break down the sperm cells and make it into another level of energy, which is called as ojas. When every cell in your body slowly gets wrapped in ojas, if you're doing sadhana and your transmission is good and even across the body, when every cell in the body is encapsulated in ojas. When I say ojas, what is it? Show it to me in my blood drawal, blood work. They said, no ojas. All right, in your blood work there's no life also, I want you to know, there's only chemistry. Nobody ever proved that you're alive. Hello? You have to prove. So ojas will encapsulate every cell. Once every cell in the body is encapsulated in ojas, you will be a glowing human being in every aspect of that word. You will be a glowing human being within and without you will be like that.

Transcript: If we use this neem and turmeric on an empty stomach, one aspect is, it has the power to transform one...

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... dimension of energy within you to another. In the sense, in the yogic culture, this must be understood with proper perspective. The doctors say that if you consume excessive neem, it will destroy the sperm cells. Which is good proof for what we have been saying for thousands of years. That is, see there are various kinds of cells. Today modern science is beginning to recognize how significantly different they are. What is on your skin, what is in your bone marrow, what is in your sperm, what is in your brain, these are different kinds of things. Almost like another life. Though there is a common thread of information in all of them, they're very, very different. And what it takes for the body to generate an epithelial cell, and what it takes to generate a sperm or, what it takes to generate another cell, neurological cells, are very different level of energy involvement with the body. Well, a lot of people will question this, but they will arrive at it in under 25 or 50 years' time. Yes, I'm telling you. So one dimension of human life is, see I want you to understand the miracle. Don't think about the sexuality of it, just with a single cell. Two, all right? But just with one single cell, you can ignite a new life which sits here like this. Is it a small thing, I'm asking? Because people are too sexually messed up in their head, they're not looking at the miracle of it. Just with one cell, just look at the way life has sprouted and what it's become, isn't it so? We populated the whole world. We need to do something on that, that's a different matter. So the neem and turmeric together has the power to break down the sperm cells and make it into another level of energy, which is called as ojas. When every cell in your body slowly gets wrapped in ojas, if you're doing sadhana and your transmission is good and even across the body, when every cell in the body is encapsulated in ojas. When I say ojas, what is it? Show it to me in my blood drawal, blood work. They said, no ojas. All right, in your blood work there's no life also, I want you to know, there's only chemistry. Nobody ever proved that you're alive. Hello? You have to prove. So ojas will encapsulate every cell. Once every cell in the body is encapsulated in ojas, you will be a glowing human being in every aspect of that word. You will be a glowing human being within and without you will be like that.

January 7, 2021

3:24

How to move energies within your system to achieve high performance

Transcript: Neem and turmeric together creates a certain access to the cellular level, that when you generate energy, how is it distributed? Well, people have been asking me to talk, speak about internal combustion engine. So how distribution of energy happens, which in an automobile is called transmission, determines how efficient a vehicle is and how much fuel it consumes to generate the same amount of power....

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... Power in the engine is one thing, power at the wheels is another thing. Completely different. Today the top racing machines in the world are just 2.7 liter, that's a captive set for the formula ones. But they're the fastest machines because power of the engine and power of the wheel, the loss very, very minimal. Well, we have pickup trucks here, which generate 700 bhp at the engine. But, what goes to the wheel is another matter. So there is something called as transmission. So what you generate in your stomach, where all does it go to, what extent does it go, is a very important aspect which in today's world people are simply not conscious of. If you want to facilitate this, well there are yogic practices. But even to assist that, this neem and turmeric can be a tremendous process. Because it facilitates that, that your transmission of energy is evenly across. And once you start noticing this, then by choice you can move your energies where you want. When I say you can move your energies where you want, right now, if I say this, people will start imagining all kinds of things. So let me limit that, but anyway. Right now, I want to speak. If I have my energies focused in my throat consciously, it may happen to a whole lot of singers and others just, you know, by natural inclinations. But if you're consciously there, you will see your speech will have a different kind of impact. If you look at something, if you move your energies to your eyes, not that everything, the dominance is in that place, then you will see your look has a power which, everybody has eyes maybe they're 20/20. So you may your vision may be normal, but doesn't have the same power, will not grasp the same things, will not penetrate the same way. Like this, there are various aspects. You want to do something with your hands, if you can have your energies focused in your hands, your touch will be another level of touch altogether. So if this has to happen, first and foremost thing is the transmission of energy in the system is smoked. Neem and turmeric as a combination on an empty stomach does wonders in this direction. Wonders.

Transcript: Neem and turmeric together creates a certain access to the cellular level, that when you generate energy,...

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... how is it distributed? Well, people have been asking me to talk, speak about internal combustion engine. So how distribution of energy happens, which in an automobile is called transmission, determines how efficient a vehicle is and how much fuel it consumes to generate the same amount of power. Power in the engine is one thing, power at the wheels is another thing. Completely different. Today the top racing machines in the world are just 2.7 liter, that's a captive set for the formula ones. But they're the fastest machines because power of the engine and power of the wheel, the loss very, very minimal. Well, we have pickup trucks here, which generate 700 bhp at the engine. But, what goes to the wheel is another matter. So there is something called as transmission. So what you generate in your stomach, where all does it go to, what extent does it go, is a very important aspect which in today's world people are simply not conscious of. If you want to facilitate this, well there are yogic practices. But even to assist that, this neem and turmeric can be a tremendous process. Because it facilitates that, that your transmission of energy is evenly across. And once you start noticing this, then by choice you can move your energies where you want. When I say you can move your energies where you want, right now, if I say this, people will start imagining all kinds of things. So let me limit that, but anyway. Right now, I want to speak. If I have my energies focused in my throat consciously, it may happen to a whole lot of singers and others just, you know, by natural inclinations. But if you're consciously there, you will see your speech will have a different kind of impact. If you look at something, if you move your energies to your eyes, not that everything, the dominance is in that place, then you will see your look has a power which, everybody has eyes maybe they're 20/20. So you may your vision may be normal, but doesn't have the same power, will not grasp the same things, will not penetrate the same way. Like this, there are various aspects. You want to do something with your hands, if you can have your energies focused in your hands, your touch will be another level of touch altogether. So if this has to happen, first and foremost thing is the transmission of energy in the system is smoked. Neem and turmeric as a combination on an empty stomach does wonders in this direction. Wonders.

January 6, 2021

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How to know how much to eat?

Transcript: So what kind of food you put in, it's not just about your culture. Cultures might have evolved according to the survival needs of that place. Cultures in different parts of the world have evolved according to what was available in the place and survival needs, how the economies were, what was happening, what was the main form of livelihood. Accordingly, cultures have evolved. Cultures are never perfect....

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... Unfortunately, people get super identified with this and think their culture is perfect. No culture in the world is perfect because the mess that you do in this generation, is tomorrow's culture. Hello? And you think you're doing this mess very consciously. No. It's just happening, isn't it? Whatever rubbish you do today, next generation picks it up or rejects it and does the reverse of it, whatever. But, it is a consequence of this generation's culture which breeds the next generation of culture. So culturally what you're eating is not the point. What goes best into this system, what is this machine designed for, what kind of fuel? Knowing this is very important. So if you look at it this way, keeping the body in a certain level of balance and efficiency of digestive process, very important. How much food do you need to maintain the level of activity you wish to maintain in your life? We are talking about fuel efficiency for all our automobiles. You've seen the 1950s, 50s were a little better. 60s and 70s cars in United States. If you break down 10 cars, you could build a battleship. That's how much metal they used to build a car. Well now they're getting sleeker and this is why? One important aspect is that fuel efficiency. To travel a mile, how much are you consuming? Well we're thinking ecological terms, think in terms of your health terms. That is, to process let us say, one unit of energy, how much food do you have to eat means, that much excessive load on the system. So if you don't have your own sense, every day in the morning if you eat a little bit of neem and turmeric on an empty stomach and drink some maybe tepid water, it will bring that sense to you. Because body will respond to food in a certain way, it will tell you when it's enough. You're not able to figure it out yourself, every cell in the body will speak.

Transcript: So what kind of food you put in, it's not just about your culture. Cultures might have evolved according...

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... to the survival needs of that place. Cultures in different parts of the world have evolved according to what was available in the place and survival needs, how the economies were, what was happening, what was the main form of livelihood. Accordingly, cultures have evolved. Cultures are never perfect. Unfortunately, people get super identified with this and think their culture is perfect. No culture in the world is perfect because the mess that you do in this generation, is tomorrow's culture. Hello? And you think you're doing this mess very consciously. No. It's just happening, isn't it? Whatever rubbish you do today, next generation picks it up or rejects it and does the reverse of it, whatever. But, it is a consequence of this generation's culture which breeds the next generation of culture. So culturally what you're eating is not the point. What goes best into this system, what is this machine designed for, what kind of fuel? Knowing this is very important. So if you look at it this way, keeping the body in a certain level of balance and efficiency of digestive process, very important. How much food do you need to maintain the level of activity you wish to maintain in your life? We are talking about fuel efficiency for all our automobiles. You've seen the 1950s, 50s were a little better. 60s and 70s cars in United States. If you break down 10 cars, you could build a battleship. That's how much metal they used to build a car. Well now they're getting sleeker and this is why? One important aspect is that fuel efficiency. To travel a mile, how much are you consuming? Well we're thinking ecological terms, think in terms of your health terms. That is, to process let us say, one unit of energy, how much food do you have to eat means, that much excessive load on the system. So if you don't have your own sense, every day in the morning if you eat a little bit of neem and turmeric on an empty stomach and drink some maybe tepid water, it will bring that sense to you. Because body will respond to food in a certain way, it will tell you when it's enough. You're not able to figure it out yourself, every cell in the body will speak.

January 5, 2021

2:57

What is Health – as per modern medicine

Transcript: So about health. The fundamental mistake that modern medicine systems have made is, kind of absolutism about health. That, this is health, this is not health. Now they tell you, your whatever, whatever chemistry. Blood chemistry must be this, this, and this. Then you're healthy. Believe me, most of you or many of you, may fit into those parameters and still not be healthy. Because, health is a certain...

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... reverberance, it's not an absolutism. You may be perfectly healthy right now. In 10 minutes, you may not be. If certain things happen in the system. Well, 10 minutes may look too much. By this evening, you may not be healthy, it's possible. It's very much possible. This idea that you can define health as, this is it, and you define it in chemical parametres and say, this, this, this, you're healthy. No. Many things can fluctuate within the system, without you being unhealthy. Or many things can be stable, without you being healthy.

Transcript: So about health. The fundamental mistake that modern medicine systems have made is, kind of absolutism...

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... about health. That, this is health, this is not health. Now they tell you, your whatever, whatever chemistry. Blood chemistry must be this, this, and this. Then you're healthy. Believe me, most of you or many of you, may fit into those parameters and still not be healthy. Because, health is a certain reverberance, it's not an absolutism. You may be perfectly healthy right now. In 10 minutes, you may not be. If certain things happen in the system. Well, 10 minutes may look too much. By this evening, you may not be healthy, it's possible. It's very much possible. This idea that you can define health as, this is it, and you define it in chemical parametres and say, this, this, this, you're healthy. No. Many things can fluctuate within the system, without you being unhealthy. Or many things can be stable, without you being healthy.

January 4, 2021

1:25

How to clean your colon – a must for good health

Transcript: The uniqueness of neem, especially when it is taken along with turmeric, any kind of parasital life which is there, all these things get eliminated. It facilitates that, that your transmission of energy is evenly across. And once you start noticing this, then by choice you can move your energies where you want. So the neem and turmeric together has the power to break down the sperm cells and make it...

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... into another level of energy, which is called as ojas. Once every cell in the body is encapsulated in ojas, you will be a glowing human being. So in the yoga center, the day starts with a small marble-sized ball of neem and turmeric. There are many aspects to this, of what impact it has on your system. But first of all, the neem tree which is generally all over India. Today, probably being grown in another 10 to 12 different geographical locations around the world. But originally, by nature, indigenous to Indian subcontinent. Is one of the most complex leaves that you can find on the planet. It is supposed to have over 150 complex chemical patterns within it. There are both, health aspects, energetic aspects, and spiritual dimensions attached to this. What the neem does to your system, well in more tangible terms one immediate thing it will do is, it will keep your elementary tract clean. When we say clean, this is a region, this whole digestive process is a region where you have maximum amount of other life. Within this elementary tract, there are a whole host of micro organisms. Many of them have turned friendly to us, we are living because of them, we are able to digest food because of them. Many, many functions in the body happen because of them. But still there are many who are harmful to us. The uniqueness of neem, especially when it is taken along with turmeric. If these two things go together, largely those things which are not necessary for the body, those things which can harm the body, any kind of parasital life which is there, all these things get eliminated. A clean colon is very vital for health. If you go to see or consult any traditional doctor, like an ayurvedic doctor, or a siddha-vaidya, or eastern medicine largely, whatever your health problem, first thing is they will purge you because they want your colon clean. For your physical and psychological health, they want your colon clean. If you just become a little more conscious about how you eat, what happens in your body, what happens in your mind can be greatly influenced.

Transcript: The uniqueness of neem, especially when it is taken along with turmeric, any kind of parasital life which...

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... is there, all these things get eliminated. It facilitates that, that your transmission of energy is evenly across. And once you start noticing this, then by choice you can move your energies where you want. So the neem and turmeric together has the power to break down the sperm cells and make it into another level of energy, which is called as ojas. Once every cell in the body is encapsulated in ojas, you will be a glowing human being. So in the yoga center, the day starts with a small marble-sized ball of neem and turmeric. There are many aspects to this, of what impact it has on your system. But first of all, the neem tree which is generally all over India. Today, probably being grown in another 10 to 12 different geographical locations around the world. But originally, by nature, indigenous to Indian subcontinent. Is one of the most complex leaves that you can find on the planet. It is supposed to have over 150 complex chemical patterns within it. There are both, health aspects, energetic aspects, and spiritual dimensions attached to this. What the neem does to your system, well in more tangible terms one immediate thing it will do is, it will keep your elementary tract clean. When we say clean, this is a region, this whole digestive process is a region where you have maximum amount of other life. Within this elementary tract, there are a whole host of micro organisms. Many of them have turned friendly to us, we are living because of them, we are able to digest food because of them. Many, many functions in the body happen because of them. But still there are many who are harmful to us. The uniqueness of neem, especially when it is taken along with turmeric. If these two things go together, largely those things which are not necessary for the body, those things which can harm the body, any kind of parasital life which is there, all these things get eliminated. A clean colon is very vital for health. If you go to see or consult any traditional doctor, like an ayurvedic doctor, or a siddha-vaidya, or eastern medicine largely, whatever your health problem, first thing is they will purge you because they want your colon clean. For your physical and psychological health, they want your colon clean. If you just become a little more conscious about how you eat, what happens in your body, what happens in your mind can be greatly influenced.

January 3, 2021

3:37

How to build goodwill among people

Transcript: So how to build goodwill. I was doing a program for one of the top, you know, really one of the largest multinational company in the world. Top 25 executives. It's a two-day event. I had nine volunteers with me, Isha foundation is a completely volunteer-run organization. And these nine volunteers were managing everything for the program, and on the second day one of these executives asked me, Sadhguru,...

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... where do you get such people? Because they are always looking for attrition, you know. Where do you get such people? I said, you don't get them, you got to make them. How do you make them? I said, you have to make them fall in love with you. Oh, how do we do that? I said, first you must fall in love with them. Then they say, oh they don't pay us for that. So that's all it is. So you cannot build goodwill, you have to extrude goodwill. If you offer it to everybody, then it comes back to you in many ways. But you don't worry whether it comes back to you or not, this should be your way of living. This should be a way of being, that you naturally include everybody in everything that you are. Some will respond, some will not respond and it's fine, it's their choice. But, as far as you're concerned, there's no choice. You have fallen in love with everybody. For them, they can choose still. But after some time they'll lose their choice, they'll have no choice. If you continue to be like this, you will see after some time they have no choice at all. Initially they act like they have a choice, but after a while they'll have no choice. So don't try to build goodwill. See, when I say fall in love with something, all I'm saying is, what you refer to as love is just a certain pleasantness of your emotion. Emotion is a very powerful thing, though people talk all intellectual nonsense still world is driven by human emotion. Yes? Isn't it so? Who gets elected is still driven by emotion, isn't it? Who is popular in the country or in the world is still driven by emotion, isn't it? People that you have never set your eyes upon, they're the people you're in love with. Please see. Yes? You see an Amitabh Bachchan or a Tendulkar or a Brad Pitt or somebody or maybe Angelina Jolie, I'm sorry. You are in love with people that you have never seen because that is the nature of your emotion. So emotion is a powerful tool. So if you can manage a steady sweetness of your emotion, you're in love with everything around you. If you're like this, people can't help it. They'll fall. This is not a trick, this is a way of being. This is an intelligent way to exist because whether they fall in love with you or not, your life is very pleasant and sweet.

Transcript: So how to build goodwill. I was doing a program for one of the top, you know, really one of the largest...

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... multinational company in the world. Top 25 executives. It's a two-day event. I had nine volunteers with me, Isha foundation is a completely volunteer-run organization. And these nine volunteers were managing everything for the program, and on the second day one of these executives asked me, Sadhguru, where do you get such people? Because they are always looking for attrition, you know. Where do you get such people? I said, you don't get them, you got to make them. How do you make them? I said, you have to make them fall in love with you. Oh, how do we do that? I said, first you must fall in love with them. Then they say, oh they don't pay us for that. So that's all it is. So you cannot build goodwill, you have to extrude goodwill. If you offer it to everybody, then it comes back to you in many ways. But you don't worry whether it comes back to you or not, this should be your way of living. This should be a way of being, that you naturally include everybody in everything that you are. Some will respond, some will not respond and it's fine, it's their choice. But, as far as you're concerned, there's no choice. You have fallen in love with everybody. For them, they can choose still. But after some time they'll lose their choice, they'll have no choice. If you continue to be like this, you will see after some time they have no choice at all. Initially they act like they have a choice, but after a while they'll have no choice. So don't try to build goodwill. See, when I say fall in love with something, all I'm saying is, what you refer to as love is just a certain pleasantness of your emotion. Emotion is a very powerful thing, though people talk all intellectual nonsense still world is driven by human emotion. Yes? Isn't it so? Who gets elected is still driven by emotion, isn't it? Who is popular in the country or in the world is still driven by emotion, isn't it? People that you have never set your eyes upon, they're the people you're in love with. Please see. Yes? You see an Amitabh Bachchan or a Tendulkar or a Brad Pitt or somebody or maybe Angelina Jolie, I'm sorry. You are in love with people that you have never seen because that is the nature of your emotion. So emotion is a powerful tool. So if you can manage a steady sweetness of your emotion, you're in love with everything around you. If you're like this, people can't help it. They'll fall. This is not a trick, this is a way of being. This is an intelligent way to exist because whether they fall in love with you or not, your life is very pleasant and sweet.

January 2, 2021

3:34

Don’t suppress your desires – it is natural to be greedy

Transcript: We must look at this. All life on this planet, anything that you take. A worm, an insect, a bird, an animal, a tree, or a human being. The only thing that every life is aspiring for is, it is trying to become a full-fledged life. An earthworm is trying to be a full-fledged earthworm. A grasshopper is trying to be a full-fledged grasshopper. A mango tree is trying to be a full-fledged mango tree. So...

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... is a human being. Only thing is, we know what is a full-fledged earthworm. We know what is a full-fledged grasshopper. We know what is a full-fledged everything. But we do not know what is a full-fledged human being. Doesn't matter what you do, somehow seems inadequate. No matter where you get in your life, you will see there is one more thing to do. Never does a human being come to a place where he thinks this is it. That only other people say when you're dead. This is it. So the essential nature of life, not just human life, every life, is it is longing to become a full-fledged life, so is a human being. So wherever you may be in your life right now, you want to be something more. If that something more happens, you want to be something more. If that happens, something more. You will see, whatever your aspirations right now as students. Suppose all of them get fulfilled within the next one year, you will immediately see you will have another aspiration. If everything that you want gets all fulfilled by tomorrow morning, you will see you will have much more things to do. Because the very nature of being human is such, you always want to be something more. But if you really look at it, what you want is not something more. What you want is a limitless expansion. Even if I make you the king of this planet, don't look at me hopefully. I will not make such a blunder. But suppose we make you the king of this planet, do you believe you will be fulfilled? You will look at the stars. If you have this planet in your hands, you will look at the stars. If I give you one galaxy, you look at the next galaxy. This is the nature of the human being. There is something within us which is always longing to become boundless. But in most human beings, because of their fear of suffering, they think that if they desire for something and it doesn't happen, they will suffer. Because of the fear of suffering, this longing to become boundless is finding a very constipated expression. This constipated expression of longing for the boundless gets labeled as ambition. What you think is ambition, is just a constipated expression for a boundless expansion that every life is longing for. But, you will see in your life, no matter what happens, you will see you will want something more. This, somebody may label it as greed. It is not about greed. Because, the very nature of the human being is such, no matter how many pacifist philosophies you teach him, you cannot contain him.

Transcript: We must look at this. All life on this planet, anything that you take. A worm, an insect, a bird, an...

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... animal, a tree, or a human being. The only thing that every life is aspiring for is, it is trying to become a full-fledged life. An earthworm is trying to be a full-fledged earthworm. A grasshopper is trying to be a full-fledged grasshopper. A mango tree is trying to be a full-fledged mango tree. So is a human being. Only thing is, we know what is a full-fledged earthworm. We know what is a full-fledged grasshopper. We know what is a full-fledged everything. But we do not know what is a full-fledged human being. Doesn't matter what you do, somehow seems inadequate. No matter where you get in your life, you will see there is one more thing to do. Never does a human being come to a place where he thinks this is it. That only other people say when you're dead. This is it. So the essential nature of life, not just human life, every life, is it is longing to become a full-fledged life, so is a human being. So wherever you may be in your life right now, you want to be something more. If that something more happens, you want to be something more. If that happens, something more. You will see, whatever your aspirations right now as students. Suppose all of them get fulfilled within the next one year, you will immediately see you will have another aspiration. If everything that you want gets all fulfilled by tomorrow morning, you will see you will have much more things to do. Because the very nature of being human is such, you always want to be something more. But if you really look at it, what you want is not something more. What you want is a limitless expansion. Even if I make you the king of this planet, don't look at me hopefully. I will not make such a blunder. But suppose we make you the king of this planet, do you believe you will be fulfilled? You will look at the stars. If you have this planet in your hands, you will look at the stars. If I give you one galaxy, you look at the next galaxy. This is the nature of the human being. There is something within us which is always longing to become boundless. But in most human beings, because of their fear of suffering, they think that if they desire for something and it doesn't happen, they will suffer. Because of the fear of suffering, this longing to become boundless is finding a very constipated expression. This constipated expression of longing for the boundless gets labeled as ambition. What you think is ambition, is just a constipated expression for a boundless expansion that every life is longing for. But, you will see in your life, no matter what happens, you will see you will want something more. This, somebody may label it as greed. It is not about greed. Because, the very nature of the human being is such, no matter how many pacifist philosophies you teach him, you cannot contain him.

December 31, 2020

3:58

Try this – A simple way to be always joyful and exuberant!

Transcript: The simplest and the most fundamental thing that you can do in your life is, that you're life always. You don't have to be in any particular way, you just have to be alive. Everything else, including the body and the mind, are accessories to life. Accessories are added to life to facilitate certain things, not to overshadow life. We add accessories to facilitate, to add on and enhance. Not to overshadow...

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... completely, not to occupy life but to enhance life. If you know this, and know this every moment of your life, that everything that you possess including your body and your mind are accessories. They're here only to enhance this life, not to overshadow this life. Oh let me see how you get depressed. You must get spot on with life, this is all you have to do. What is you and what is not you must be distinction. So whatever is not you, when you hold it you must hold it in a certain way. Of course, depending on the nature of what it is. If it's a flower, we hold it one way. If it's a vessel, we hold it another way. If it's a pen, we hold it another way. Can you employ the same grip on everything? It's different depending upon the nature of what it is. But every kind of grip that you use, if you notice how you hold anything for that matter, there is always this dimension that you can loosen the grip and let it be. Suppose you hold something and you cannot loosen the grip. Okay, you are heading for the stuff. So just look at these things, how many things in your life are such that you held it and now you can't loosen the grip? But this, a simple thing is like this, tomorrow morning you're going to die. I'm very generous, I'm giving you 24 hours. Yes? The nature of life is such, it never guarantees 24 hours for you, but I am giving you 24 hours. Tomorrow morning you're going to die. Do what you want, you're going to loosen the grip on everything, isn't it? Do whatever you want, whichever way you want to loosen the grip on anything. Have you seen in the Hindi movies? No? Have you not seen the movies? Loosen the grip, it's gone. Loosen the grip on your body, loosen the grip on your mind, your thought, your emotions. Just loosen the grip a little bit. When you're alive, if you loosen the grip you will become exuberant.

Transcript: The simplest and the most fundamental thing that you can do in your life is, that you're life always....

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... You don't have to be in any particular way, you just have to be alive. Everything else, including the body and the mind, are accessories to life. Accessories are added to life to facilitate certain things, not to overshadow life. We add accessories to facilitate, to add on and enhance. Not to overshadow completely, not to occupy life but to enhance life. If you know this, and know this every moment of your life, that everything that you possess including your body and your mind are accessories. They're here only to enhance this life, not to overshadow this life. Oh let me see how you get depressed. You must get spot on with life, this is all you have to do. What is you and what is not you must be distinction. So whatever is not you, when you hold it you must hold it in a certain way. Of course, depending on the nature of what it is. If it's a flower, we hold it one way. If it's a vessel, we hold it another way. If it's a pen, we hold it another way. Can you employ the same grip on everything? It's different depending upon the nature of what it is. But every kind of grip that you use, if you notice how you hold anything for that matter, there is always this dimension that you can loosen the grip and let it be. Suppose you hold something and you cannot loosen the grip. Okay, you are heading for the stuff. So just look at these things, how many things in your life are such that you held it and now you can't loosen the grip? But this, a simple thing is like this, tomorrow morning you're going to die. I'm very generous, I'm giving you 24 hours. Yes? The nature of life is such, it never guarantees 24 hours for you, but I am giving you 24 hours. Tomorrow morning you're going to die. Do what you want, you're going to loosen the grip on everything, isn't it? Do whatever you want, whichever way you want to loosen the grip on anything. Have you seen in the Hindi movies? No? Have you not seen the movies? Loosen the grip, it's gone. Loosen the grip on your body, loosen the grip on your mind, your thought, your emotions. Just loosen the grip a little bit. When you're alive, if you loosen the grip you will become exuberant.

December 30, 2020

3:58

Why should I believe you Sadhguru?

Transcript: What is a good student and what is a good guru or mentor? How would you define a really good student, bad student, good guru, bad guru? You have already claimed the mantle of being a good student. So I think I am free to claim the mantle of being a good guru. For a good student there is no problem. Wherever he goes, he will learn. Whatever he meets, he will learn. A good guru is one who doesn't teach...

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... you anything but, makes you so thirsty you can't help learning. If people come to me thirsty, I don't give them water. I put salt in their mouth. They get so thirsty, they got to find it. Because if you show them something which is not yet in their experience, the only choice that somebody has is either to believe what you say or disbelieve what you say. It is just that if you believe me, you will have a positive story to tell. If you disbelieve me, you will have a negative story to tell. But you will not be an inch closer to reality. Above all, I think putting people into this kind of a dilemma, either to believe or disbelieve whatever I say or do, I think it's obscene. You should not put people into such a situation. My work is mainly, you are a seeker but not intense enough. So my work is to make you so intense that it cannot be denied to you. Truth is not hiding. Truth is obvious everywhere in the universe. You are hiding from it because the intensity of seeking has not happened. If seeking becomes intense enough, knowing is not far away because what you're seeking is not sitting on mount everest, it's within you. So how long does it take? What is within you, if it takes a lifetime of course you are on a corn job, isn't it? Yes or no? So to get you out of this deception is all my work. My work is not to dispense truth, who am I to do that?

Transcript: What is a good student and what is a good guru or mentor? How would you define a really good student,...

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... bad student, good guru, bad guru? You have already claimed the mantle of being a good student. So I think I am free to claim the mantle of being a good guru. For a good student there is no problem. Wherever he goes, he will learn. Whatever he meets, he will learn. A good guru is one who doesn't teach you anything but, makes you so thirsty you can't help learning. If people come to me thirsty, I don't give them water. I put salt in their mouth. They get so thirsty, they got to find it. Because if you show them something which is not yet in their experience, the only choice that somebody has is either to believe what you say or disbelieve what you say. It is just that if you believe me, you will have a positive story to tell. If you disbelieve me, you will have a negative story to tell. But you will not be an inch closer to reality. Above all, I think putting people into this kind of a dilemma, either to believe or disbelieve whatever I say or do, I think it's obscene. You should not put people into such a situation. My work is mainly, you are a seeker but not intense enough. So my work is to make you so intense that it cannot be denied to you. Truth is not hiding. Truth is obvious everywhere in the universe. You are hiding from it because the intensity of seeking has not happened. If seeking becomes intense enough, knowing is not far away because what you're seeking is not sitting on mount everest, it's within you. So how long does it take? What is within you, if it takes a lifetime of course you are on a corn job, isn't it? Yes or no? So to get you out of this deception is all my work. My work is not to dispense truth, who am I to do that?

December 29, 2020

3:08

What are the modern scientist saying about Shiva?

Transcript: Is Lord Shiva territorial or the universal? There's still question lies on me. The word Shiva. Shiva means that which is not. That which is, is physical creation. That which is not, is that which is not physical. That which is not, where can it be? In India or America? Or on this planet? Or in another galaxy? Where can it be? It's everywhere. So, there is a dimensionless existence. So we call it, appropriately...

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... Shiva. That means, that which is not. Today modern scientists are saying that nearly 99% of the cosmos is empty. But, not that there is nothing, there is something but it is not something because our idea of something is, we should be able to perceive through five senses. See, right now what you can see and what you cannot see is this. You can see my hand because it is stopping light. Anything that is not stopping light, you don't see, isn't it? Right now there is air here which you're breathing, which is most vital for your existence, but you don't see it. You don't see the air unless you live in Delhi. Now, if you look up in the sky, you see the stars. But stars are a small happening, the real thing is the vast emptiness. So this we refer to as Shiva, for that which is not. Today modern scientists are saying, this vast space has a tremendous amount of energy but it is not any of the energies that are measurable by us like, electromagnetic waves or weak nuclear energy or strong nuclear energy or electrical systems or microwaves. None of these things. It is none of the measurable energies. But there is no denying it is tremendously powerful. So we said, Shiva means that which is not and we said it is in the lap of Shiva that creation happens. At the same, time we called Adiyogi also the Shiva because he perceived that which is not. You are who you are. People call you a director, a film producer, why? Because you perceived something. If you did not perceive that, they would not recognize you as that. So we recognized Adiyogi as Shiva because he perceived that which is not.

Transcript: Is Lord Shiva territorial or the universal? There's still question lies on me. The word Shiva. Shiva...

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... means that which is not. That which is, is physical creation. That which is not, is that which is not physical. That which is not, where can it be? In India or America? Or on this planet? Or in another galaxy? Where can it be? It's everywhere. So, there is a dimensionless existence. So we call it, appropriately Shiva. That means, that which is not. Today modern scientists are saying that nearly 99% of the cosmos is empty. But, not that there is nothing, there is something but it is not something because our idea of something is, we should be able to perceive through five senses. See, right now what you can see and what you cannot see is this. You can see my hand because it is stopping light. Anything that is not stopping light, you don't see, isn't it? Right now there is air here which you're breathing, which is most vital for your existence, but you don't see it. You don't see the air unless you live in Delhi. Now, if you look up in the sky, you see the stars. But stars are a small happening, the real thing is the vast emptiness. So this we refer to as Shiva, for that which is not. Today modern scientists are saying, this vast space has a tremendous amount of energy but it is not any of the energies that are measurable by us like, electromagnetic waves or weak nuclear energy or strong nuclear energy or electrical systems or microwaves. None of these things. It is none of the measurable energies. But there is no denying it is tremendously powerful. So we said, Shiva means that which is not and we said it is in the lap of Shiva that creation happens. At the same, time we called Adiyogi also the Shiva because he perceived that which is not. You are who you are. People call you a director, a film producer, why? Because you perceived something. If you did not perceive that, they would not recognize you as that. So we recognized Adiyogi as Shiva because he perceived that which is not.

December 28, 2020

3:32

What is the right kind of education for our children?

Transcript: About education to children, I always feel more than right to education, there has to be a right kind of education. India is intellectually poor at the moment. What is your take on it? India is not, definitely not poor in intellect. I would say, I speak to all kinds of people around the world, business leaders, academics, scientists. But still I would say, pick up 100 people from the street, just like...

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... that either in Mumbai or Chennai or Bangalore. I would say they are way smarter than most people that you can pick up anywhere in the world. It is just that we do not have an organization for this intellect to find expression. For this enormous intellect that country has, there is no structures for people to find expression to that. You just see, take Indian people and put them anywhere, they're just on the tops. Because once they find proper structures and they understand the structure, you can't stop them because there is a necessary intellect. This is a consequence of a very huge history, a cultural history that we have. It is time that this generation gets the right stuff. But that's not happened yet because our education systems and every system that we had, has been disrupted badly in a systematic way because we've been an occupied nation for nearly a thousand years. In 1947, when we got our independence, we should have seriously thought about what kind of education does India need. We must understand this, without any infrastructure, literally without infrastructure, without any kind of education, our farmers are producing food for 1.25 billion people. This is knowledge. Why is this not knowledge? I'm asking, why is this not knowledge? Why is this not competence? This is a nation with over 12,000 years of agricultural history, the only land like that on the planet. But we have tried to push everything aside and reinvent the wheel. Once again we want to learn abc and do it like this. So, there is a disruption in the intrinsic learning that we have and the school learning that is coming to us. We are thinking only what is written in the book, a plus b equals c is only knowledge. Why is not making a wonderful sambar knowledge? Why is not growing a crop knowledge? Why is not making a pot knowledge? We have very constipated sense of what is knowledge.

Transcript: About education to children, I always feel more than right to education, there has to be a right kind...

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... of education. India is intellectually poor at the moment. What is your take on it? India is not, definitely not poor in intellect. I would say, I speak to all kinds of people around the world, business leaders, academics, scientists. But still I would say, pick up 100 people from the street, just like that either in Mumbai or Chennai or Bangalore. I would say they are way smarter than most people that you can pick up anywhere in the world. It is just that we do not have an organization for this intellect to find expression. For this enormous intellect that country has, there is no structures for people to find expression to that. You just see, take Indian people and put them anywhere, they're just on the tops. Because once they find proper structures and they understand the structure, you can't stop them because there is a necessary intellect. This is a consequence of a very huge history, a cultural history that we have. It is time that this generation gets the right stuff. But that's not happened yet because our education systems and every system that we had, has been disrupted badly in a systematic way because we've been an occupied nation for nearly a thousand years. In 1947, when we got our independence, we should have seriously thought about what kind of education does India need. We must understand this, without any infrastructure, literally without infrastructure, without any kind of education, our farmers are producing food for 1.25 billion people. This is knowledge. Why is this not knowledge? I'm asking, why is this not knowledge? Why is this not competence? This is a nation with over 12,000 years of agricultural history, the only land like that on the planet. But we have tried to push everything aside and reinvent the wheel. Once again we want to learn abc and do it like this. So, there is a disruption in the intrinsic learning that we have and the school learning that is coming to us. We are thinking only what is written in the book, a plus b equals c is only knowledge. Why is not making a wonderful sambar knowledge? Why is not growing a crop knowledge? Why is not making a pot knowledge? We have very constipated sense of what is knowledge.

December 27, 2020

3:27

How can I go through my life effortlessly?

Transcript: The most important thing, the most important aspect of my life is I never identified anything as small or big. Even today, I pay the same level of attention to everything. I have no, anything small or big. I have to kind of encapsulate that I can say this. You know, my daughter has been traveling with me since she was three and a half months of age. So that was a time when I was driving across India,...

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... building the foundation at that time. So every day, we're in a different home. One big problem in the world is, every adult wants to teach. When they see a child, they want to teach. They want to teach them something that's not worked in their life. Okay, interesting. Please give me an example of that. It's obvious it's not worked because between most adults and their children, if you look at it, who is more joyful? The child is more joyful. So who should be a consultant for life? It should be the child. It's just that adults, the only qualification that they have is, they came here a few years ahead of the child. They might have learned a few survival tricks, beyond that they know nothing about life that the child doesn't know. So I made one rule, nobody teaches her anything. Nobody teach her abc, 123, Mary had a little lamb. Because I don't care whether Mary had a lamb or not. So nobody taught her anything. Because nobody taught her anything, she was all ears. By the time she was 18 months, she was speaking three languages fluently. And many other things like that because no overload of trying to teach her anything. She simply picked up whatever she can. So when she was 12-13 years of age, she came back from school one day and she was disturbed about what happened there. Then she said, you're teaching everybody so many things, you're not teaching me anything. I said, well I am not known to teach anything unsolicited. Here you are and I said, see, this is all you need to know, never look up to anything. She looked at me like this, with a question mark on her face, what about you kind of thing. I said, not even me. Never look up to anybody, never look down on anybody and this is all. If you don't look up to anything, if you don't look down on anything, you will pay attention to everything. If you pay attention to everything and see everything just the way it is, without prejudice of what is big and what is small, what is good and what's bad, what is virtue and what is sin. Simply look at everything as it is. You will effortlessly navigate your way through life. So I'm not paying attention to small or big, I'm just paying attention to whatever there is.

Transcript: The most important thing, the most important aspect of my life is I never identified anything as small...

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... or big. Even today, I pay the same level of attention to everything. I have no, anything small or big. I have to kind of encapsulate that I can say this. You know, my daughter has been traveling with me since she was three and a half months of age. So that was a time when I was driving across India, building the foundation at that time. So every day, we're in a different home. One big problem in the world is, every adult wants to teach. When they see a child, they want to teach. They want to teach them something that's not worked in their life. Okay, interesting. Please give me an example of that. It's obvious it's not worked because between most adults and their children, if you look at it, who is more joyful? The child is more joyful. So who should be a consultant for life? It should be the child. It's just that adults, the only qualification that they have is, they came here a few years ahead of the child. They might have learned a few survival tricks, beyond that they know nothing about life that the child doesn't know. So I made one rule, nobody teaches her anything. Nobody teach her abc, 123, Mary had a little lamb. Because I don't care whether Mary had a lamb or not. So nobody taught her anything. Because nobody taught her anything, she was all ears. By the time she was 18 months, she was speaking three languages fluently. And many other things like that because no overload of trying to teach her anything. She simply picked up whatever she can. So when she was 12-13 years of age, she came back from school one day and she was disturbed about what happened there. Then she said, you're teaching everybody so many things, you're not teaching me anything. I said, well I am not known to teach anything unsolicited. Here you are and I said, see, this is all you need to know, never look up to anything. She looked at me like this, with a question mark on her face, what about you kind of thing. I said, not even me. Never look up to anybody, never look down on anybody and this is all. If you don't look up to anything, if you don't look down on anything, you will pay attention to everything. If you pay attention to everything and see everything just the way it is, without prejudice of what is big and what is small, what is good and what's bad, what is virtue and what is sin. Simply look at everything as it is. You will effortlessly navigate your way through life. So I'm not paying attention to small or big, I'm just paying attention to whatever there is.

December 26, 2020

3:57

An Individual human being is the only reality – society, nation, world are just words

Transcript: Essentially a long spell of peaceful, civilized life, a long spell. You must understand this. The reason why we got this long spell is, in the North, we were protected by the Himalayan ranges. In the South, by the Indian Ocean. So this is Himalaya, the Indian Ocean that we call today as Indian Ocean, at that time was called as Indusagara. This is why we took the identity, he and du. Hindu. Hindu is...

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... not a religion, not a belief system, not a god-oriented thing, it is a geographical identity. Unfortunately, it's turned into many things today, that's a different thing. So, we identified with these two geographical features because we realized it's only because of these features that we had an undisturbed civilization growing, without any external agencies coming and disturbing us. When there is a long spell for a human being, where he doesn't have to fight for his survival on a daily basis, that is when human genius flowers. In many ways human genius flowered. We produced the greatest mathematicians, greatest astronomers, greatest musicians, all kinds of people. And many technologies, which we refuse to use simply because we foresaw. If you go this way, what will happen to the world, various things. If you look back on the glorious history of this country, it is simply because, which is true even today. See, you can build a great society, or a great nation, or a great world not by talking about it, only by building individual human beings who are truly great. Without great human beings, where is a great society? Society is just a word, nation is just a word, world is just a word. Individual human beings are the only reality. What kind of people we are, that's the kind of India we have, isn't it? So the focus, right from ancient times in this country, was always about individual development. We never, see, this is why the Western commentators are missing the entire point. They think India never had a civilization because we never spoke about it. We refused to speak about society, about nation. We only spoke about individual development because if you generate great individuals, we will naturally have a great society. A great society is a consequence. It is not the cause. The cause is great individuals. So our focus was always on producing great human beings, never on producing a great society, or a nation. That happened as a consequence.

Transcript: Essentially a long spell of peaceful, civilized life, a long spell. You must understand this. The reason...

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... why we got this long spell is, in the North, we were protected by the Himalayan ranges. In the South, by the Indian Ocean. So this is Himalaya, the Indian Ocean that we call today as Indian Ocean, at that time was called as Indusagara. This is why we took the identity, he and du. Hindu. Hindu is not a religion, not a belief system, not a god-oriented thing, it is a geographical identity. Unfortunately, it's turned into many things today, that's a different thing. So, we identified with these two geographical features because we realized it's only because of these features that we had an undisturbed civilization growing, without any external agencies coming and disturbing us. When there is a long spell for a human being, where he doesn't have to fight for his survival on a daily basis, that is when human genius flowers. In many ways human genius flowered. We produced the greatest mathematicians, greatest astronomers, greatest musicians, all kinds of people. And many technologies, which we refuse to use simply because we foresaw. If you go this way, what will happen to the world, various things. If you look back on the glorious history of this country, it is simply because, which is true even today. See, you can build a great society, or a great nation, or a great world not by talking about it, only by building individual human beings who are truly great. Without great human beings, where is a great society? Society is just a word, nation is just a word, world is just a word. Individual human beings are the only reality. What kind of people we are, that's the kind of India we have, isn't it? So the focus, right from ancient times in this country, was always about individual development. We never, see, this is why the Western commentators are missing the entire point. They think India never had a civilization because we never spoke about it. We refused to speak about society, about nation. We only spoke about individual development because if you generate great individuals, we will naturally have a great society. A great society is a consequence. It is not the cause. The cause is great individuals. So our focus was always on producing great human beings, never on producing a great society, or a nation. That happened as a consequence.

December 24, 2020

3:14

Did you know – The human brain is always looking for intoxication!

Transcript: You must understand, whatever stimulants, whatever stimulus you may take from outside, essentially human experience of all kinds is caused only from within. The question is only are you on push-start, or are you on self-start. Which is better, technologically? Self-start. So if I teach you, suppose I teach you that you can simply sit here and be totally blissed out, more stoned than anybody on the...

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... campus. At the same time, you're fully aware. Would you go for it? Would you go for it? Fully stoned, fully conscious, would you go for it? See, the only problem with your alcohol, drugs, everything is not a moral issue, it is a life issue because it destroys life. It's not a morality, that this is good, this is bad, that's not the point. The point is it makes you incapable in so many ways. There was a certain Israeli scientist who was researching on marijuana or cannabis. Over 18 years the US drug administration gave him large quantities of marijuana and he went on experimenting and 18 years time he came up with really nothing significant. And during mid-80s, when American agencies were fighting drug on the street, they changed their policy of fighting the suppliers in Mexico and South America. They decided to fight on the street, with the users. So they said, somebody said, this is not right. You're giving this man such a big stock, we don't know what he's doing. Because he's not produced anything, 18 years of research. Then he moved to Israel. The Israeli government looked at his work and they decided to give him big stocks of marijuana. And after another 3.5-4 years, he came up with this. He found that in the human brain there are millions of cannabis receptors. Then he threw this question to various disciplines. Anthropologists tried to look at it and say, at some time in history maybe every human being was smoking, that's why the receptors. Then they said, this is rubbish. Because in many parts of the world it was not there, even an Eskimo has cannibus receptors, where he's never seen anything like this. Then various things happened, then the neurologists came up with this. They said, always, the human brain is waiting for the cannibus, that which causes intoxication. Not waiting for it from outside, it can generate from within. That is why there are receptors. So this is something that we have always known. I can show you, I'm there always. You look at my eyes, I'm always stoned. But as aware as anybody can be. If you do not know intoxication in life, you will never know a sense of abandon. If you don't have a sense of abandon, you will never walk full stride in your life, you will only walk half steps all the time.

Transcript: You must understand, whatever stimulants, whatever stimulus you may take from outside, essentially human...

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... experience of all kinds is caused only from within. The question is only are you on push-start, or are you on self-start. Which is better, technologically? Self-start. So if I teach you, suppose I teach you that you can simply sit here and be totally blissed out, more stoned than anybody on the campus. At the same time, you're fully aware. Would you go for it? Would you go for it? Fully stoned, fully conscious, would you go for it? See, the only problem with your alcohol, drugs, everything is not a moral issue, it is a life issue because it destroys life. It's not a morality, that this is good, this is bad, that's not the point. The point is it makes you incapable in so many ways. There was a certain Israeli scientist who was researching on marijuana or cannabis. Over 18 years the US drug administration gave him large quantities of marijuana and he went on experimenting and 18 years time he came up with really nothing significant. And during mid-80s, when American agencies were fighting drug on the street, they changed their policy of fighting the suppliers in Mexico and South America. They decided to fight on the street, with the users. So they said, somebody said, this is not right. You're giving this man such a big stock, we don't know what he's doing. Because he's not produced anything, 18 years of research. Then he moved to Israel. The Israeli government looked at his work and they decided to give him big stocks of marijuana. And after another 3.5-4 years, he came up with this. He found that in the human brain there are millions of cannabis receptors. Then he threw this question to various disciplines. Anthropologists tried to look at it and say, at some time in history maybe every human being was smoking, that's why the receptors. Then they said, this is rubbish. Because in many parts of the world it was not there, even an Eskimo has cannibus receptors, where he's never seen anything like this. Then various things happened, then the neurologists came up with this. They said, always, the human brain is waiting for the cannibus, that which causes intoxication. Not waiting for it from outside, it can generate from within. That is why there are receptors. So this is something that we have always known. I can show you, I'm there always. You look at my eyes, I'm always stoned. But as aware as anybody can be. If you do not know intoxication in life, you will never know a sense of abandon. If you don't have a sense of abandon, you will never walk full stride in your life, you will only walk half steps all the time.

December 24, 2020

3:59

Living Consciously – The only real solution in life

Transcript: This is a fantastic planet, has nurtured not one or two life forms, millions of life forms. The sheer variety of life of animals, birds, plants, insects and worms that we have on this planet is mind-boggling. Our ability to gobble up the resources on the planet is too much. We exploited the land, we exploited the oceans, our idea of life has become exploitation. From an atom to anything, we are seeing...

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... how to exploit. Every creature we have killed, everything needs to be protected. A fierce animal like tiger today needs protection because we have not found any other way, any other vehicle through which we can expand. We are naturally thinking exploiting the physical resource is the only way to expand. Right now our very economies are built like this. It's all about more, more, and more. This means everybody has to buy more, everybody has to use more. But where is that damn more? We are on a exploitative mode, not by choice by compulsiveness. The only and the only solution for this is consciousness. When humanity begins to operate out of consciousness, then compulsiveness will not rule us. When compulsiveness does not rule us, we will do just what is needed, nothing more, nothing less. We have to come to that place, otherwise if they give us another 10 planets that we can live on, we will destroy all that in the next two centuries, maybe. The only way, the only and only way, the ultimate solution is people start living consciously. It is good, human beings who have forgotten that they are only an outcrop of this planet. Human beings who have forgotten that they have just temporarily come out of the womb of this earth and one day they will be sucked back into this earth. For them 22nd of april is a reminder that you are a part of this earth, you have to think like the earth. If humanity has to live for a long time, you have to think like the earth, act like the earth, and be the earth because that is what you are.

Transcript: This is a fantastic planet, has nurtured not one or two life forms, millions of life forms. The sheer...

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... variety of life of animals, birds, plants, insects and worms that we have on this planet is mind-boggling. Our ability to gobble up the resources on the planet is too much. We exploited the land, we exploited the oceans, our idea of life has become exploitation. From an atom to anything, we are seeing how to exploit. Every creature we have killed, everything needs to be protected. A fierce animal like tiger today needs protection because we have not found any other way, any other vehicle through which we can expand. We are naturally thinking exploiting the physical resource is the only way to expand. Right now our very economies are built like this. It's all about more, more, and more. This means everybody has to buy more, everybody has to use more. But where is that damn more? We are on a exploitative mode, not by choice by compulsiveness. The only and the only solution for this is consciousness. When humanity begins to operate out of consciousness, then compulsiveness will not rule us. When compulsiveness does not rule us, we will do just what is needed, nothing more, nothing less. We have to come to that place, otherwise if they give us another 10 planets that we can live on, we will destroy all that in the next two centuries, maybe. The only way, the only and only way, the ultimate solution is people start living consciously. It is good, human beings who have forgotten that they are only an outcrop of this planet. Human beings who have forgotten that they have just temporarily come out of the womb of this earth and one day they will be sucked back into this earth. For them 22nd of april is a reminder that you are a part of this earth, you have to think like the earth. If humanity has to live for a long time, you have to think like the earth, act like the earth, and be the earth because that is what you are.

December 23, 2020

2:42

How to change the current system to end my suffering?

Transcript: See we are always thinking of changing the system. I'm not saying it should not, it should. But, within the existing systems we can do many things. Depending upon the individual teachers and the individual educators, how they operate. Because when you try to change the system in your own time, when you want to change the system, you must understand any system, even within the family if you want to...

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... change a system, it will take many years. It's not going to change overnight. Sometimes a generation has to pass for it to change. To walk into your house with your shoes on, one generation has to pass. Isn't it? So, instead of thinking how to change the system, yes we must have the vision of changing the system, but within the system how to do the maximum delivery is something that all of us should always look at. Otherwise, we are always talking about future generations without addressing the current generations. It'll never work that way. It'll only be a dream. We have to make the difference in the current generation, only then, if you take a small step now, the next generation will take a bigger step. But without taking this step, we are dreaming of a big step, it will not happen. It will be just an idea which will not work. So, as an educator, you mentioned the word meditation. We must understand this, what meditation means. The word meditation, the English word meditation doesn't mean anything. If somebody sits with their eyes closed, people think they are meditating. But you can sit with your eyes closed for many reasons. Unable to bear the world, you can close your eyes. Yes? You may be, in yoga there are many things, you may be doing japa, thapa, dharna, dhyana, samadhi, shoonya, samyama, we don't know what you're doing. So, there is the word meditation is not specific. It is too general and it's not saying anything in particular. Let us say, if we are thinking to allign the word meditation with what we refer to as dhyan. Or dhyana, or dhyanam as you go South. Because Hindi speaking people, you have a way of clipping away the words in the end. We say Rama, you say Ram. We say dhyanam, you say dhyan. You're cutting off everything in the end, that's your option. But, if you are thinking it is dhyan, or dhyana, or whatever. What this means is, if you sit here, if you sit here, if you have a distinct experience that your body is here, your mind is somewhere else, what is you is elsewhere. Or in other words, there is a little space between what is you and what is your body. What is you and what is the content of your mind. Suppose this little space was achieved within you right now, would all these young boys be complaining about stress? Once there is a little distance, that's the end of suffering. If you create a little space between you and your body, between you and your mind, this is the end of suffering. Because there are only two kinds of sufferings in your life, physical suffering, mental suffering. Do you know any other kind of suffering? Only two sufferings. If you distance yourself a little bit, that's all.

Transcript: See we are always thinking of changing the system. I'm not saying it should not, it should. But, within...

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... the existing systems we can do many things. Depending upon the individual teachers and the individual educators, how they operate. Because when you try to change the system in your own time, when you want to change the system, you must understand any system, even within the family if you want to change a system, it will take many years. It's not going to change overnight. Sometimes a generation has to pass for it to change. To walk into your house with your shoes on, one generation has to pass. Isn't it? So, instead of thinking how to change the system, yes we must have the vision of changing the system, but within the system how to do the maximum delivery is something that all of us should always look at. Otherwise, we are always talking about future generations without addressing the current generations. It'll never work that way. It'll only be a dream. We have to make the difference in the current generation, only then, if you take a small step now, the next generation will take a bigger step. But without taking this step, we are dreaming of a big step, it will not happen. It will be just an idea which will not work. So, as an educator, you mentioned the word meditation. We must understand this, what meditation means. The word meditation, the English word meditation doesn't mean anything. If somebody sits with their eyes closed, people think they are meditating. But you can sit with your eyes closed for many reasons. Unable to bear the world, you can close your eyes. Yes? You may be, in yoga there are many things, you may be doing japa, thapa, dharna, dhyana, samadhi, shoonya, samyama, we don't know what you're doing. So, there is the word meditation is not specific. It is too general and it's not saying anything in particular. Let us say, if we are thinking to allign the word meditation with what we refer to as dhyan. Or dhyana, or dhyanam as you go South. Because Hindi speaking people, you have a way of clipping away the words in the end. We say Rama, you say Ram. We say dhyanam, you say dhyan. You're cutting off everything in the end, that's your option. But, if you are thinking it is dhyan, or dhyana, or whatever. What this means is, if you sit here, if you sit here, if you have a distinct experience that your body is here, your mind is somewhere else, what is you is elsewhere. Or in other words, there is a little space between what is you and what is your body. What is you and what is the content of your mind. Suppose this little space was achieved within you right now, would all these young boys be complaining about stress? Once there is a little distance, that's the end of suffering. If you create a little space between you and your body, between you and your mind, this is the end of suffering. Because there are only two kinds of sufferings in your life, physical suffering, mental suffering. Do you know any other kind of suffering? Only two sufferings. If you distance yourself a little bit, that's all.

December 22, 2020

3:59

Storytelling – Sadhguru on Gautama Buddha’s enlightenment

Transcript: Gautama went to every known master of the time. He was intellectually so brilliant and his longing so great, if he went to a place, what normally somebody would pick it up in years, he would do it in weeks. The eight types of Samadhis, he achieved all eight of them but still he knew this is not fullness of life. Still longing. When nothing else worked, he took to an extreme path which is called a Samanas....

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... One of the most basic aspects of their life is, they never ask for food. Just keep walking. Walking, walking, walking. Gautama took the path so severely that he didn't walk in the direction as to where food is, he simply walked straight. In the process he destroyed his body so badly, his body became so weak. He became all skin and bones because he did not go in search of food. Unless it came to him, he never ate. One day he came to the banks of Niranjana, this is a small stream just about two feet flowing little swiftly. He came, he tried to cross. Halfway down he could not take another step. He did not have the strength in his body. There was a dead branch of a tree, he held onto it. We do not know how long he stood there. In his weakness, in his inability to stand there, holding on to this must have felt like a long time. It might have been just a few minutes, it may be a few hours, we don't know. But in his experience, it was a long time. He just hung there. He has no strength to take the next step, but he's not the kind to give up. Then suddenly he realized, the problem was that he was trying to realize, not allowing that to take him he's trying to take, that he's trying to realize something which is limitless, which is boundless. Then he became absent. Suddenly he had the strength to take those few steps across the river. Went and sat down under the Bodhi tree. He sat down and decided, I will sit here. Either I must become a part of it or I will die here. I will not get up from this place. He just sat down. The full moon was rising and we attend to his fullest. And he sat there in a certain state of ecstasy and blissfulness.

Transcript: Gautama went to every known master of the time. He was intellectually so brilliant and his longing so...

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... great, if he went to a place, what normally somebody would pick it up in years, he would do it in weeks. The eight types of Samadhis, he achieved all eight of them but still he knew this is not fullness of life. Still longing. When nothing else worked, he took to an extreme path which is called a Samanas. One of the most basic aspects of their life is, they never ask for food. Just keep walking. Walking, walking, walking. Gautama took the path so severely that he didn't walk in the direction as to where food is, he simply walked straight. In the process he destroyed his body so badly, his body became so weak. He became all skin and bones because he did not go in search of food. Unless it came to him, he never ate. One day he came to the banks of Niranjana, this is a small stream just about two feet flowing little swiftly. He came, he tried to cross. Halfway down he could not take another step. He did not have the strength in his body. There was a dead branch of a tree, he held onto it. We do not know how long he stood there. In his weakness, in his inability to stand there, holding on to this must have felt like a long time. It might have been just a few minutes, it may be a few hours, we don't know. But in his experience, it was a long time. He just hung there. He has no strength to take the next step, but he's not the kind to give up. Then suddenly he realized, the problem was that he was trying to realize, not allowing that to take him he's trying to take, that he's trying to realize something which is limitless, which is boundless. Then he became absent. Suddenly he had the strength to take those few steps across the river. Went and sat down under the Bodhi tree. He sat down and decided, I will sit here. Either I must become a part of it or I will die here. I will not get up from this place. He just sat down. The full moon was rising and we attend to his fullest. And he sat there in a certain state of ecstasy and blissfulness.

December 21, 2020

3:52

Can you become a mother to the world? Try it to experience boundless joy!

Transcript: The beauty of motherhood is not in reproduction. The beauty of motherhood is in inclusion. Yes? It's not because your mother reproduced you, that's not why a mother is precious. Because in many ways she saw you as a part of herself, it's because of that. Suppose your mother delivered you and never bothered about you, she will be your worst enemy, isn't it? The willingness to include another life as...

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... a part of yourself. It is that beauty we are trying to celebrate with the mother's day. Our mother, because physically she delivered this child, she experiences the child as a part of herself. It gives her the ability to place the child's well-being above her own well-being. It comes easily to her, it can come to anybody. So you can place other people's well-being above your well-being in so many ways. But, nature itself is assisting her to experience life that way, which is wonderful. Your motherhood is about how you feel, it's a question of embracing what's around you. You have a need to embrace someone as a part of yourself. What's stopping you? I'll give you the whole world, embrace. You can live here like a mother to the world. What is stopping you? Just look upon everybody like that.

Transcript: The beauty of motherhood is not in reproduction. The beauty of motherhood is in inclusion. Yes? It's...

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... not because your mother reproduced you, that's not why a mother is precious. Because in many ways she saw you as a part of herself, it's because of that. Suppose your mother delivered you and never bothered about you, she will be your worst enemy, isn't it? The willingness to include another life as a part of yourself. It is that beauty we are trying to celebrate with the mother's day. Our mother, because physically she delivered this child, she experiences the child as a part of herself. It gives her the ability to place the child's well-being above her own well-being. It comes easily to her, it can come to anybody. So you can place other people's well-being above your well-being in so many ways. But, nature itself is assisting her to experience life that way, which is wonderful. Your motherhood is about how you feel, it's a question of embracing what's around you. You have a need to embrace someone as a part of yourself. What's stopping you? I'll give you the whole world, embrace. You can live here like a mother to the world. What is stopping you? Just look upon everybody like that.

December 20, 2020

1:58

Have you done an audit of your life? Learn how you can do one

Transcript: People always kept account of money and things that they have. But, very few people kept accounts of how they are, or they're progressing, or regressing, or what is happening. People have taken on this mode, if small things go wrong in their life, they'll find one little person down there and say it's because of him. I'm talking about the husband. If big things go wrong, it's because of him, the big...

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... guy up there. This guy, never in account. The little people or big people. This one, this one acts really big when he has to receive something, but when he has to give something he really acts very small. People taken on this mode. This is because there is no clear accounting process and no clear-cut balance sheet, this is where I stand in my life. If there was an accounting process, if you, shall we make an audit? Yes. Little bit of life audit. When you are five years of age, how joyful you were. Today how joyful you are. The balance sheet, is it profit or loss? That means it's loss. I was speaking to a group of people at the Princeton University and I looked around, a whole lot of people sitting with long faces. Particularly in university, the faces are extra long. Maybe it's the weight of knowledge, I don't know. So I looked around, except for three, four faces which were young faces, which were bright, all others. Then I asked them, what's happened to all these people over 30 years of age? Why are they carrying such long faces? One lady stands up and says, they are all married. This has happened only because there is no day-to-day accounting. Every day, before you go to bed, if you had a balance sheet going. Today am I a little better human being or am I little worse? Every day, if you had accounts, once a year if there was a clear audit, external audit, then very quickly you would have recovered. But after 25 years, one day you realize you are deep in the red. Now very difficult to recover because it's gone to another place.

Transcript: People always kept account of money and things that they have. But, very few people kept accounts of...

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... how they are, or they're progressing, or regressing, or what is happening. People have taken on this mode, if small things go wrong in their life, they'll find one little person down there and say it's because of him. I'm talking about the husband. If big things go wrong, it's because of him, the big guy up there. This guy, never in account. The little people or big people. This one, this one acts really big when he has to receive something, but when he has to give something he really acts very small. People taken on this mode. This is because there is no clear accounting process and no clear-cut balance sheet, this is where I stand in my life. If there was an accounting process, if you, shall we make an audit? Yes. Little bit of life audit. When you are five years of age, how joyful you were. Today how joyful you are. The balance sheet, is it profit or loss? That means it's loss. I was speaking to a group of people at the Princeton University and I looked around, a whole lot of people sitting with long faces. Particularly in university, the faces are extra long. Maybe it's the weight of knowledge, I don't know. So I looked around, except for three, four faces which were young faces, which were bright, all others. Then I asked them, what's happened to all these people over 30 years of age? Why are they carrying such long faces? One lady stands up and says, they are all married. This has happened only because there is no day-to-day accounting. Every day, before you go to bed, if you had a balance sheet going. Today am I a little better human being or am I little worse? Every day, if you had accounts, once a year if there was a clear audit, external audit, then very quickly you would have recovered. But after 25 years, one day you realize you are deep in the red. Now very difficult to recover because it's gone to another place.

December 19, 2020

3:52

Is it a problem or a possibility – A simple way to know the difference

Transcript: Not every situation which seems like a solution is actually a solution. And not every situation which seems like a problem is a problem. So what is a problem? What is a possibility? It's like this, there was a little bird in Michigan, United States. And winter was just sitting in. This is the time he has to move South to warmer climes. But he was a little too happy and tweeting around, you know. He...

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... had found a lot of company and the human species, that, so many of them were tweeting so he was also busy tweeting. And he kind of delayed his flight South. So after weather started freezing, he tried to fly and his wings froze and he fell. Then a cow was walking by and it, you know cows. Droppings happened; it landed straight on the bird. Feeling the warmth of the dung, slowly the bird recovered and became very happy. And tweeted again, from within the dung. A hungry cat was passing by, heard the tweet opened up the dung and ate up the bird. So not everybody who heaps shit on you are your enemies. And not everybody who gets you out of shit are your friends. It is just that if you are equipped, if you have equipped yourself in such a way no matter what happens, you know how to make it into a wonderful possibility for yourself. Because what life throws at us is not our choice always. We try to manage it to some extent, but it's not entirely our choice. Life may throw all kinds of things at us, but what we make out of it is 100% ours. If this one dimension, if we take charge of this, no matter what life throws at me, I will make this into a tremendous process for myself. Let it throw whatever, it doesn't matter what life throws at you, you will turn it into a possibility. You will not make anything into your problem because you are not a problem. This is a choice that every human being has, either for every situation. When I say every situation, there are only situations and situations and situations in our lives. When you don't know how to handle a particular situation, you call that a problem. What is the problem for you, may be wonderful possibility for somebody else. Usually is, isn't it? There are no problems in life, they're just situations. You can either make it into a possibility or a problem. You can either you, yourself become a possibility or a problem. This is a choice every human being has.

Transcript: Not every situation which seems like a solution is actually a solution. And not every situation which...

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... seems like a problem is a problem. So what is a problem? What is a possibility? It's like this, there was a little bird in Michigan, United States. And winter was just sitting in. This is the time he has to move South to warmer climes. But he was a little too happy and tweeting around, you know. He had found a lot of company and the human species, that, so many of them were tweeting so he was also busy tweeting. And he kind of delayed his flight South. So after weather started freezing, he tried to fly and his wings froze and he fell. Then a cow was walking by and it, you know cows. Droppings happened; it landed straight on the bird. Feeling the warmth of the dung, slowly the bird recovered and became very happy. And tweeted again, from within the dung. A hungry cat was passing by, heard the tweet opened up the dung and ate up the bird. So not everybody who heaps shit on you are your enemies. And not everybody who gets you out of shit are your friends. It is just that if you are equipped, if you have equipped yourself in such a way no matter what happens, you know how to make it into a wonderful possibility for yourself. Because what life throws at us is not our choice always. We try to manage it to some extent, but it's not entirely our choice. Life may throw all kinds of things at us, but what we make out of it is 100% ours. If this one dimension, if we take charge of this, no matter what life throws at me, I will make this into a tremendous process for myself. Let it throw whatever, it doesn't matter what life throws at you, you will turn it into a possibility. You will not make anything into your problem because you are not a problem. This is a choice that every human being has, either for every situation. When I say every situation, there are only situations and situations and situations in our lives. When you don't know how to handle a particular situation, you call that a problem. What is the problem for you, may be wonderful possibility for somebody else. Usually is, isn't it? There are no problems in life, they're just situations. You can either make it into a possibility or a problem. You can either you, yourself become a possibility or a problem. This is a choice every human being has.

December 18, 2020

3:59

15 Dec to 15 Jan – How to make use of the planetary positions in this month of Margazhi

Transcript: We are at a time of the year which is considered significant for those who are on the spiritual path. The terminal month of margazhi starts from 16th. What is the significance of this month? It is at this time of the year that the planet earth is closest to the sun. So this should have been the hottest month. But, this is a time when the planet is shy of the sun and the northern face faces away from...

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... the sun. In the southern hemisphere, this is the hottest part of the year. In the northern hemisphere, this is the coolest part of the year because the northern hemisphere, or the northern face, of the planet is facing away from the sun. But it is closest. So in terms of temperature, because of the closeness to the sun, the angle at which the sun's rays hit the planet is very diffused. But in terms of sun's gravity functioning on the planet, right now it is at the highest. So the maximum pull of the sun's gravity is functioning upon the planet at this time. So this margazhi month is a time to bring balance to the system. It is like if something is flying all over, if you just pull it, it gets centralized. So that is the effect that the margazhi month has on the human system, it pulls you from the base. So it brings balance and stability. Recognizing this, that one needs to bring balance and stability, this is a time when there are practices in the yogic system which has transmitted itself into culture in many different ways. This is a time when men will do what generally women are supposed to do and women will do what men are supposed to do. In the sense, in Tamil Nadu, there's a culture that this is a time when men will go on nagaras and kirtan. That means men will practice devotion, they will sing. Singing and devotion is largely considered feminine, so men will practice this. Woman will practice making geometrical figures. Geometry and masculinity are very directly connected. If a woman sees something, let's not say woman. If feminine sees something, it will always pay maximum significance to the colour and form of that. If the masculine sees something, it always sees the geometry first and then the colour and the form. So it is in this month women practice geometry.

Transcript: We are at a time of the year which is considered significant for those who are on the spiritual path....

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... The terminal month of margazhi starts from 16th. What is the significance of this month? It is at this time of the year that the planet earth is closest to the sun. So this should have been the hottest month. But, this is a time when the planet is shy of the sun and the northern face faces away from the sun. In the southern hemisphere, this is the hottest part of the year. In the northern hemisphere, this is the coolest part of the year because the northern hemisphere, or the northern face, of the planet is facing away from the sun. But it is closest. So in terms of temperature, because of the closeness to the sun, the angle at which the sun's rays hit the planet is very diffused. But in terms of sun's gravity functioning on the planet, right now it is at the highest. So the maximum pull of the sun's gravity is functioning upon the planet at this time. So this margazhi month is a time to bring balance to the system. It is like if something is flying all over, if you just pull it, it gets centralized. So that is the effect that the margazhi month has on the human system, it pulls you from the base. So it brings balance and stability. Recognizing this, that one needs to bring balance and stability, this is a time when there are practices in the yogic system which has transmitted itself into culture in many different ways. This is a time when men will do what generally women are supposed to do and women will do what men are supposed to do. In the sense, in Tamil Nadu, there's a culture that this is a time when men will go on nagaras and kirtan. That means men will practice devotion, they will sing. Singing and devotion is largely considered feminine, so men will practice this. Woman will practice making geometrical figures. Geometry and masculinity are very directly connected. If a woman sees something, let's not say woman. If feminine sees something, it will always pay maximum significance to the colour and form of that. If the masculine sees something, it always sees the geometry first and then the colour and the form. So it is in this month women practice geometry.

December 17, 2020

3:59

Your children doesn’t need a boss, they need a friend

Transcript: Now you're saying achieving your full potential is not happiness, how did this happen? See, tell me what is the greatest pleasure in your life? Moments of accomplishment, success. Yes or no? Is it so or no? It could be in personal life, it could be in professional life, it could be in social life, but when you get to do something well that is when you're happy, isn't it? It could be a small thing,...

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... it could be a big thing, it may be a great activity, or it may be you just hit the ball straight, you know the amount of joy. A lot of people are not coming home from the golf course because they hit it straight one day. So the question is not about this or that. In human life, the purpose of activity is success. Any activity. If you perform some activity, you want to do it successfully, isn't it? Don't think your children don't have it, they also have it. Only thing is because you are nagging them continuously, they want to do something just reverse. Because reverse they understand as revolution. Don't push them into that revolution. If they have to evolve, you have to show evolution. You have to exhibit evolution because your children don't listen to the nonsense that you speak, they're observing how you live. I want you, today, to put yourself through serious audit and make yourself tomorrow morning the way your children would love you. Your child doesn't need a boss, your child needs a friend. Tell me when you were growing up, if you had some issues and problems within yourself, did you first go to your parents or to your friends? Friends. Unfortunate, isn't it? Unqualified advice will happen among the friends. If you were their friend, real friend, not the boss that everybody is trying to be. If you are a genuine friend to your child, he or she would come to you first. That would be great, isn't it? Please make that happen.

Transcript: Now you're saying achieving your full potential is not happiness, how did this happen? See, tell me what...

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... is the greatest pleasure in your life? Moments of accomplishment, success. Yes or no? Is it so or no? It could be in personal life, it could be in professional life, it could be in social life, but when you get to do something well that is when you're happy, isn't it? It could be a small thing, it could be a big thing, it may be a great activity, or it may be you just hit the ball straight, you know the amount of joy. A lot of people are not coming home from the golf course because they hit it straight one day. So the question is not about this or that. In human life, the purpose of activity is success. Any activity. If you perform some activity, you want to do it successfully, isn't it? Don't think your children don't have it, they also have it. Only thing is because you are nagging them continuously, they want to do something just reverse. Because reverse they understand as revolution. Don't push them into that revolution. If they have to evolve, you have to show evolution. You have to exhibit evolution because your children don't listen to the nonsense that you speak, they're observing how you live. I want you, today, to put yourself through serious audit and make yourself tomorrow morning the way your children would love you. Your child doesn't need a boss, your child needs a friend. Tell me when you were growing up, if you had some issues and problems within yourself, did you first go to your parents or to your friends? Friends. Unfortunate, isn't it? Unqualified advice will happen among the friends. If you were their friend, real friend, not the boss that everybody is trying to be. If you are a genuine friend to your child, he or she would come to you first. That would be great, isn't it? Please make that happen.

December 16, 2020

2:53

Don’t protect the environment – protect yourself

Transcript: The idea that we need to protect this planet itself is a convoluted idea. Because it is not because of us that the planet is there, it is because of the planet we are there. Even to think, me and the planet, is a completely wrong notion because what you call as myself, the physical presence of who you are, is just an outcrop of this planet. Whatever you experience as a part of yourself, with that,...

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... nobody has to tell you please take care of this. Anyway you will take care of it. The planet is for all of us and we cannot exist here by ourselves. Our existence here is not because of our economic activity. Right now, we are made to believe it is because of the percentages of growth that's happening in this country you will live well. No, we will live well here if everything is green, beautiful, water is flowing, air is pure, we will live well here. This idea has to go into every human being's mind, into every citizen's mind, into every child's mind. You must always be conscious of the life, other than human life. Most people are not even conscious of the human beings, so I am reminding you, you must be conscious of everything that is alive. A tree, a plant, a blade of grass, a grasshopper hopping, you must be alive to everything. Constantly the air around us is entering us and coming out of us and this is the basis of our life. What you exhale, the trees are inhaling. What the trees exhale, you are inhaling. There's a constant transaction going on. If we stop this process of breath for one minute, we understand that without transacting with the air around us, we cannot live for a moment. Similarly on the level of water and on the level of earth this transaction is going on. So how we keep the atmospheres around us, the water bodies around us will determine the nature and the quality of our life.

Transcript: The idea that we need to protect this planet itself is a convoluted idea. Because it is not because of...

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... us that the planet is there, it is because of the planet we are there. Even to think, me and the planet, is a completely wrong notion because what you call as myself, the physical presence of who you are, is just an outcrop of this planet. Whatever you experience as a part of yourself, with that, nobody has to tell you please take care of this. Anyway you will take care of it. The planet is for all of us and we cannot exist here by ourselves. Our existence here is not because of our economic activity. Right now, we are made to believe it is because of the percentages of growth that's happening in this country you will live well. No, we will live well here if everything is green, beautiful, water is flowing, air is pure, we will live well here. This idea has to go into every human being's mind, into every citizen's mind, into every child's mind. You must always be conscious of the life, other than human life. Most people are not even conscious of the human beings, so I am reminding you, you must be conscious of everything that is alive. A tree, a plant, a blade of grass, a grasshopper hopping, you must be alive to everything. Constantly the air around us is entering us and coming out of us and this is the basis of our life. What you exhale, the trees are inhaling. What the trees exhale, you are inhaling. There's a constant transaction going on. If we stop this process of breath for one minute, we understand that without transacting with the air around us, we cannot live for a moment. Similarly on the level of water and on the level of earth this transaction is going on. So how we keep the atmospheres around us, the water bodies around us will determine the nature and the quality of our life.

December 15, 2020

2:54

Don’t become a rich beggar

Transcript: Raise the bar of survival, keep on raising it. What was your idea of survival 25 years ago? What was your idea of survival 15 years ago? What is your idea of survival today? It's raising the bar, isn't it? Two meals a day was survival when you didn't have anything, if you have known such a state, it's good to know those things. But now maybe mercedes is survival. In every different segment of society,...

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... survival has been raised to a place where billionaires are still struggling to survive among their community. Yes? I have had this opportunity, at close quarters, to see multi-billionaires but still beggars. Every day their mentality, their mindset is just that of a beggar who sits on this street and thinking okay, what will, what is today? What? How many more pennies can I gather? It's the same stuff, it's just the numbers have increased but the experience of life is still the same because you raise the bar of survival. Now your whole life, it doesn't matter what you do, still goes in survival. Everybody, I won't fix this for you. In your life you must fix it, how much is survival. You must fix it somewhere. Now. Not after 25 years when you get there, no. Now we must speak, this is my survival, then what I want to do. My survival is taken care of, what is it that really matters to me in my life. Whatever that is. If we don't structure our lives like this, forever you will be fighting with phantoms. Why I'm saying you're fighting with phantoms is, in other countries, where the bar of survival has not been raised so high, people can change the course of their life when they wish. I find, in the most affluent nation on the planet, everybody is enslaved for 30 years minimum. Their house loan is for 30 years, car loan is for 5 years, another thing is something, their insurance this, this, this. They're just fixed. Tomorrow morning if they find something really compelling that they want to do, they cannot do, they can only do it after 30 years. We did not come to affluence for this. The idea of affluence is you have the freedom to change the course of your life, do what you want to do. You don't have to be stuck with what you thought was the best thing when you were 20. At 20, you may think this is the best thing. At 40, the damn thing means nothing. If still the same things mean a lot to you, that means you're stuck. You're not growing, isn't it? A whole lot of people are stuck at 14, not even 20. Same things. Still they're excited about somebody's body part, they're still very excited about it. It's ridiculous. When you're 14 you're excited, I understand. You're 45, 50, 60 you're still in the same bin. It's a tragic way to live.

Transcript: Raise the bar of survival, keep on raising it. What was your idea of survival 25 years ago? What was...

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... your idea of survival 15 years ago? What is your idea of survival today? It's raising the bar, isn't it? Two meals a day was survival when you didn't have anything, if you have known such a state, it's good to know those things. But now maybe mercedes is survival. In every different segment of society, survival has been raised to a place where billionaires are still struggling to survive among their community. Yes? I have had this opportunity, at close quarters, to see multi-billionaires but still beggars. Every day their mentality, their mindset is just that of a beggar who sits on this street and thinking okay, what will, what is today? What? How many more pennies can I gather? It's the same stuff, it's just the numbers have increased but the experience of life is still the same because you raise the bar of survival. Now your whole life, it doesn't matter what you do, still goes in survival. Everybody, I won't fix this for you. In your life you must fix it, how much is survival. You must fix it somewhere. Now. Not after 25 years when you get there, no. Now we must speak, this is my survival, then what I want to do. My survival is taken care of, what is it that really matters to me in my life. Whatever that is. If we don't structure our lives like this, forever you will be fighting with phantoms. Why I'm saying you're fighting with phantoms is, in other countries, where the bar of survival has not been raised so high, people can change the course of their life when they wish. I find, in the most affluent nation on the planet, everybody is enslaved for 30 years minimum. Their house loan is for 30 years, car loan is for 5 years, another thing is something, their insurance this, this, this. They're just fixed. Tomorrow morning if they find something really compelling that they want to do, they cannot do, they can only do it after 30 years. We did not come to affluence for this. The idea of affluence is you have the freedom to change the course of your life, do what you want to do. You don't have to be stuck with what you thought was the best thing when you were 20. At 20, you may think this is the best thing. At 40, the damn thing means nothing. If still the same things mean a lot to you, that means you're stuck. You're not growing, isn't it? A whole lot of people are stuck at 14, not even 20. Same things. Still they're excited about somebody's body part, they're still very excited about it. It's ridiculous. When you're 14 you're excited, I understand. You're 45, 50, 60 you're still in the same bin. It's a tragic way to live.

December 14, 2020

3:59

Is common sense more important than intelligence?

Transcript: There's common sense, there is sense and there's something beyond sense. With common sense your survival process gets handled. You don't have to be brilliant, you just have common sense. You will survive pretty good. You could turn out quite street smart actually. If somebody very intelligent is walking down the street, let's say Albert Einstein is walking down the street, a street urchin can easily...

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... con him. Albert Einstein doesn't have the wily nature of the one who is walking the streets every day. Very easily you can deceive him. You may have enormous intelligence about something else. So, because the street kid has more common sense, common sense is restricted to a certain habitat. In that habitat, it works. In another place, your common sense doesn't work. So this kind of sense goes well in certain things, but if you want to transcend, you need a different kind of sense. This kind of sense is good on the survival mode, when you're in a survival mode on the street this kind of sense works pretty good. If we try to go all over with this kind of sense, we'll become one big mess. So going beyond one's senses and knowing why is it needed. Human intelligence and awareness has come to a place where it cannot limit itself to the ambit of survival it has to look.

Transcript: There's common sense, there is sense and there's something beyond sense. With common sense your survival...

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... process gets handled. You don't have to be brilliant, you just have common sense. You will survive pretty good. You could turn out quite street smart actually. If somebody very intelligent is walking down the street, let's say Albert Einstein is walking down the street, a street urchin can easily con him. Albert Einstein doesn't have the wily nature of the one who is walking the streets every day. Very easily you can deceive him. You may have enormous intelligence about something else. So, because the street kid has more common sense, common sense is restricted to a certain habitat. In that habitat, it works. In another place, your common sense doesn't work. So this kind of sense goes well in certain things, but if you want to transcend, you need a different kind of sense. This kind of sense is good on the survival mode, when you're in a survival mode on the street this kind of sense works pretty good. If we try to go all over with this kind of sense, we'll become one big mess. So going beyond one's senses and knowing why is it needed. Human intelligence and awareness has come to a place where it cannot limit itself to the ambit of survival it has to look.

December 13, 2020

2:18

Is culture still relevant in the modern hyper-connected world?

Transcript: Truth is a natural happening. If you invent it, that's called a lie. Truth is not something that you invent, truth is something that you realize. Lie is something that you invent. So you don't have to say truthfully, naturally, what is natural is truth. So should one follow the precepts of the past or should one come to something new? There should not be a compulsion about breaking the rules of the...

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... past nor there should be a compulsion that you must only do it the way of the past. It is important that every generation looks at what is really needed, what is not needed. If you do not discard the garbage that you develop in your house, after some time your whole house will be a garbage bin, isn't it? Every day you must throw out the garbage, then only the house is clean. Similarly in our lives, many things that don't work, we must throw them out on a daily basis. If we don't do that, as a culture if you don't do it for hundreds of years, then you become stagnant. When you become stagnant, nothing works. Right now, if we are constantly looking for better ways of doing every aspect of our life, I am saying from the simplest, if you just start looking what is the best way to sit, invariably you will come to me, you will want to learn yoga. If you start looking, what is the best way to breathe, I'm saying these are all vital things. What is the best way to eat, what is the best way to manage my body. If you just start thinking like this, you will start doing yoga, that is, you will start approaching your physical and mental well-being in a scientific manner. Similarly, what is the best way to interact between two neighbours. If you look at it truthfully, then you will arrive at a science. What works best between neighbours, rather than trying to weave a philosophy around it. So the philosophies of the past also might have been sense at one time, which turned into a kind of a precept over a period of time. Then it turned into a law, then it turned into a belief system, then it becomes a religion over a period of time. Instead of that, we have to come to our senses about everything. But, will we arrive at an ultimate answer for everything? Maybe not. Because changing realities are there. So one way of looking at life is, first and fundamental thing is, there is substantial scientific and medical evidence to show you that your body and your brain will function at its best only when you're joyful. So first thing is this, that you have a body and brain which works well. You have a functioning brain. If this has to happen, you must be in a pleasant state of experience. So first thing is to become joyful by your own nature. If you manage this, you have a functioning brain. Have you noticed this? When you're happy, you find solutions. When you're unhappy, you create problems.

Transcript: Truth is a natural happening. If you invent it, that's called a lie. Truth is not something that you...

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... invent, truth is something that you realize. Lie is something that you invent. So you don't have to say truthfully, naturally, what is natural is truth. So should one follow the precepts of the past or should one come to something new? There should not be a compulsion about breaking the rules of the past nor there should be a compulsion that you must only do it the way of the past. It is important that every generation looks at what is really needed, what is not needed. If you do not discard the garbage that you develop in your house, after some time your whole house will be a garbage bin, isn't it? Every day you must throw out the garbage, then only the house is clean. Similarly in our lives, many things that don't work, we must throw them out on a daily basis. If we don't do that, as a culture if you don't do it for hundreds of years, then you become stagnant. When you become stagnant, nothing works. Right now, if we are constantly looking for better ways of doing every aspect of our life, I am saying from the simplest, if you just start looking what is the best way to sit, invariably you will come to me, you will want to learn yoga. If you start looking, what is the best way to breathe, I'm saying these are all vital things. What is the best way to eat, what is the best way to manage my body. If you just start thinking like this, you will start doing yoga, that is, you will start approaching your physical and mental well-being in a scientific manner. Similarly, what is the best way to interact between two neighbours. If you look at it truthfully, then you will arrive at a science. What works best between neighbours, rather than trying to weave a philosophy around it. So the philosophies of the past also might have been sense at one time, which turned into a kind of a precept over a period of time. Then it turned into a law, then it turned into a belief system, then it becomes a religion over a period of time. Instead of that, we have to come to our senses about everything. But, will we arrive at an ultimate answer for everything? Maybe not. Because changing realities are there. So one way of looking at life is, first and fundamental thing is, there is substantial scientific and medical evidence to show you that your body and your brain will function at its best only when you're joyful. So first thing is this, that you have a body and brain which works well. You have a functioning brain. If this has to happen, you must be in a pleasant state of experience. So first thing is to become joyful by your own nature. If you manage this, you have a functioning brain. Have you noticed this? When you're happy, you find solutions. When you're unhappy, you create problems.

December 12, 2020

3:47

Just make this one distinction and your life will be completely transformed

Transcript: You must clearly evaluate in your life. How much of your life is happening from outside, around you? How much of it is just your psychological structure? This is something, distinctly, you must draw a line on this. What is, right now we're sitting here, what's happening here? What am I doing within myself? This distinct line, if you sit up what is happening in my mind? What is happening around me?...

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... Two different things, these are two different things, isn't it? Whatever happens here, you can react and think these two things are same. Right now, somebody is going to call you a fool, I will. Now what happens within you is yours. The word fool is mine, but what happens within you is yours, isn't it? Yes or no? Because the word fool is not hurtful in any way, it's not a bullet. Only because the way you respond or react, things happen. This distinction you must set up in your life, what is mine, what am I doing? What is the world doing to me? If you look at this, the world is hardly doing anything to you. It's not even interested in you, most of the time. Most of the things are your own stuff and you think the world is doing all this to you. Yes or no? If you set up this distinction, what is my contribution to all the rubbish that I am. What is the world's contribution. You will see the world is doing precious little, believe me, very little. Rest is all yours. Now, what is yours, if you take charge, 98% of your life is transformed, 2% leave it to me, I'll take care of it for you. Yes? It's very simple, but this distinction has not been drawn. People are in and out. For every small thing that happens, a million things happen inside, isn't it? This whole chemical soup of a body, it is responding to every little thing, every thought, every idea, every emotion, every reverberation that you create, it's responding. Now, whether you have a wonderful soup or a lousy soup depends how much attention you're paying to the soup making, isn't it? If you know this is your work, you will do your work the way you want it. If you do not recognize this is my work, it happens wildly, accidentally.

Transcript: You must clearly evaluate in your life. How much of your life is happening from outside, around you?...

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... How much of it is just your psychological structure? This is something, distinctly, you must draw a line on this. What is, right now we're sitting here, what's happening here? What am I doing within myself? This distinct line, if you sit up what is happening in my mind? What is happening around me? Two different things, these are two different things, isn't it? Whatever happens here, you can react and think these two things are same. Right now, somebody is going to call you a fool, I will. Now what happens within you is yours. The word fool is mine, but what happens within you is yours, isn't it? Yes or no? Because the word fool is not hurtful in any way, it's not a bullet. Only because the way you respond or react, things happen. This distinction you must set up in your life, what is mine, what am I doing? What is the world doing to me? If you look at this, the world is hardly doing anything to you. It's not even interested in you, most of the time. Most of the things are your own stuff and you think the world is doing all this to you. Yes or no? If you set up this distinction, what is my contribution to all the rubbish that I am. What is the world's contribution. You will see the world is doing precious little, believe me, very little. Rest is all yours. Now, what is yours, if you take charge, 98% of your life is transformed, 2% leave it to me, I'll take care of it for you. Yes? It's very simple, but this distinction has not been drawn. People are in and out. For every small thing that happens, a million things happen inside, isn't it? This whole chemical soup of a body, it is responding to every little thing, every thought, every idea, every emotion, every reverberation that you create, it's responding. Now, whether you have a wonderful soup or a lousy soup depends how much attention you're paying to the soup making, isn't it? If you know this is your work, you will do your work the way you want it. If you do not recognize this is my work, it happens wildly, accidentally.

December 11, 2020

3:22

Did you know – Your mind can run 14 parallel tracks at the same time!

Transcript: This will be very hard for your viewers to digest, but let them have little indigestion. Let them sit up and think about this. As I sit here, I'm talking to you, am I talking sensibly? Yes. Do I look focused? Very. Nobody has ever seen me unfocused on anything, but at the same time I have at least 12-14 tracks running in my mind all the time. So I may be talking to you, but I'm sorting out many, many...

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... things. That means, in a way, compared to a whole lot of people, if they think one thing, they can't think the other thing, I have 14 people in one. I could increase the range if I want, I'm just a little lazy. So I don't want to spread it. If little more striving, I can spread it much more. But, you know, here and there I enjoy a little bit of laziness. I thought 12-14 tracks, it's enough and they're running well. So at the same time I'll be designing something, I'll be creating something, I'll be preparing something, everything will be happening at the same time. This is what being human means. Unfortunately, most people utter the word human only with reference to the limitations of being human. Very rarely anybody says I am human referring to the immensity of being human. They are always saying, oh I am only human. So this is what I want them to realize, this is what Adiyogi means. 112 different ways through which you can find solutions of transformation. Solutions or means for transformation. For your immediate needs and for your ultimate needs, both. This dimension of science, where he is talking about the entire nuts and bolts of human mechanism and the nuts and bolts of cosmic mechanism, and how these two things will fit into each other, absolutely without any friction, how you can be a part of the cosmos, how the cosmos can be a part of you. This is not logically correct but, when the Saptarishis asked him, what is the nature of this existence, where does it begin, where does it end, how big is it? He laughed and he said I can pack the entire cosmos into a mustard seed. So then they asked if you can pack everything into a mustard seed, is it big, is it small, what is its nature, what's its composition, how can it be big and small at the same time? By then he was bored with them. Then he just said, like this, five, that there are just five elements. If these five elements, if you understand, if you grasp these five elements, you grasp the entire creation. The physical world is finished with five elements - earth, water, fire, air, and space. If you know these things, you know everything. With these five things, how much mischief, just see. Can you believe with five elements, just with five ingredients, how many things have been created in this cosmos? So he just said this, that's all you need to get. So that's why we called him Bhutaswara, the master of five elements.

Transcript: This will be very hard for your viewers to digest, but let them have little indigestion. Let them sit...

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... up and think about this. As I sit here, I'm talking to you, am I talking sensibly? Yes. Do I look focused? Very. Nobody has ever seen me unfocused on anything, but at the same time I have at least 12-14 tracks running in my mind all the time. So I may be talking to you, but I'm sorting out many, many things. That means, in a way, compared to a whole lot of people, if they think one thing, they can't think the other thing, I have 14 people in one. I could increase the range if I want, I'm just a little lazy. So I don't want to spread it. If little more striving, I can spread it much more. But, you know, here and there I enjoy a little bit of laziness. I thought 12-14 tracks, it's enough and they're running well. So at the same time I'll be designing something, I'll be creating something, I'll be preparing something, everything will be happening at the same time. This is what being human means. Unfortunately, most people utter the word human only with reference to the limitations of being human. Very rarely anybody says I am human referring to the immensity of being human. They are always saying, oh I am only human. So this is what I want them to realize, this is what Adiyogi means. 112 different ways through which you can find solutions of transformation. Solutions or means for transformation. For your immediate needs and for your ultimate needs, both. This dimension of science, where he is talking about the entire nuts and bolts of human mechanism and the nuts and bolts of cosmic mechanism, and how these two things will fit into each other, absolutely without any friction, how you can be a part of the cosmos, how the cosmos can be a part of you. This is not logically correct but, when the Saptarishis asked him, what is the nature of this existence, where does it begin, where does it end, how big is it? He laughed and he said I can pack the entire cosmos into a mustard seed. So then they asked if you can pack everything into a mustard seed, is it big, is it small, what is its nature, what's its composition, how can it be big and small at the same time? By then he was bored with them. Then he just said, like this, five, that there are just five elements. If these five elements, if you understand, if you grasp these five elements, you grasp the entire creation. The physical world is finished with five elements - earth, water, fire, air, and space. If you know these things, you know everything. With these five things, how much mischief, just see. Can you believe with five elements, just with five ingredients, how many things have been created in this cosmos? So he just said this, that's all you need to get. So that's why we called him Bhutaswara, the master of five elements.

December 10, 2020

3:59

Don’t do things that you like!

Transcript: There is a very big difference between doing what I like and doing what is needed. When you start doing what is needed, there is no such thing as what is it that I like and what is it that I do not like. If you just transcend this one thing, that I like something, I dislike something. If you just transcend this one thing, 90% of your spiritual work is over. That's all. Because the karma generating...

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... machine, the basis of bondage is just this, I like this, I don't like this. I love this, I hate this. Once you divide creation like this, your ability to touch that dimension, which we call as a source of creation, is out of reach for you. I want you to pay attention, all the children also, okay? Hello? All of you should pay attention to small things, a blade of grass, a leaf, an ant. You paid? You saw an ant? Really closely? You must look at an ant. Whoever made this ant, whoever made this ant, has it been made with meticulous attention? Or simply, okay, just a bloody ant. What do you think? Very well made? Well made or no? Very well made, isn't it? Fantastic ant actually, not just a bloody ant. So if the creator, if the source of creation is willing to pay that much attention to a tiny little ant, who the hell are you to decide what you like and what you dislike? We like this, we don't like this. You like a cockroach? Why? Suppose, suppose, suppose Shiva came in the disguise of a cockroach, what will you do? Namaskaram you'll do? But how will you know it is Shiva, or just another cockroach? How will you know? You don't know, so better do namaskaram to every cockroach. Because who knows which one is Shiva. It's very simple. This is what this culture taught you, you see a tree, Shiva. You see a stone, Shiva. You see a dog, Shiva. You see a cow, Shiva. Because you don't know. You don't know today what is his disguise. Better not take a chance, isn't it? Better not take a chance. At least start with the human beings, you don't know in what disguise he's come today. Isn't it?

Transcript: There is a very big difference between doing what I like and doing what is needed. When you start doing...

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... what is needed, there is no such thing as what is it that I like and what is it that I do not like. If you just transcend this one thing, that I like something, I dislike something. If you just transcend this one thing, 90% of your spiritual work is over. That's all. Because the karma generating machine, the basis of bondage is just this, I like this, I don't like this. I love this, I hate this. Once you divide creation like this, your ability to touch that dimension, which we call as a source of creation, is out of reach for you. I want you to pay attention, all the children also, okay? Hello? All of you should pay attention to small things, a blade of grass, a leaf, an ant. You paid? You saw an ant? Really closely? You must look at an ant. Whoever made this ant, whoever made this ant, has it been made with meticulous attention? Or simply, okay, just a bloody ant. What do you think? Very well made? Well made or no? Very well made, isn't it? Fantastic ant actually, not just a bloody ant. So if the creator, if the source of creation is willing to pay that much attention to a tiny little ant, who the hell are you to decide what you like and what you dislike? We like this, we don't like this. You like a cockroach? Why? Suppose, suppose, suppose Shiva came in the disguise of a cockroach, what will you do? Namaskaram you'll do? But how will you know it is Shiva, or just another cockroach? How will you know? You don't know, so better do namaskaram to every cockroach. Because who knows which one is Shiva. It's very simple. This is what this culture taught you, you see a tree, Shiva. You see a stone, Shiva. You see a dog, Shiva. You see a cow, Shiva. Because you don't know. You don't know today what is his disguise. Better not take a chance, isn't it? Better not take a chance. At least start with the human beings, you don't know in what disguise he's come today. Isn't it?

December 9, 2020

3:59

Did you know – Most of the yoga being taught in the world is not right


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Transcript: Most of the yoga being taught in the world is not right

Transcript: Most of the yoga being taught in the world is not right


December 8, 2020

3:28

What is love?

Transcript: The moment people see you, even from a distance, there's a sudden outpouring of love. Complete outpouring of love. So let's talk about love. This is one kind of a love. What happens? Is there something, is it a release? That could be one thing for this and their own stress and emotion release. On the other hand, is there some kind of energy that you're transmitting to them? Is that energy possible...

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... only in a loving relationship? Even between you and the people, or between people themselves. What is that energy called love? And then let's relate it to man and woman because that's the love most of us know. Love or hate, whichever you like. Let's talk about love. There is no such thing as an energy that is love. Life is a certain energy, you're a certain life energy. Many parts of this life energy is finding expression as thought, as body, physical action, emotion. And there are other dimensions, of course. Energy action. If you can perform only physical activity in your life, the span and the scope of that activity is very limited. Because you empower your physical activity with your mental activity, depending upon the keenness and the intensity of your mental activity, your physical activity takes on a different level, as if it moves to a different dimension because of the mental activity. If you make a movie, if it's all physical, it's one way. There is a certain intellect involved in it, it's another way. There's a certain emotion involved in it, it's another way. Isn't it so? So that's so with life also. So, these are different levels of intensity. Physical is at one level of intensity, intellectual is another level of intensity, emotion is a different level of intensity. Generally people are looking down upon emotion as something less than intellect. Which is a very wrong thing they're doing. Which I think slowly people are realizing, they're talking about emotional intelligence now. Because emotion is capable of being of a higher intensity then intellect, in many ways. Intellect has a certain coolness, intellect has a certain penetration. But emotion can just embrace everything. Intellect can know pieces of life, emotion can know the wholeness of life. So this is the reason why spiritual traditions, always, have made devotion the biggest thing. Because a devotee looks like a fool for an intellectual person. But what a devotee knows, in terms of life's experience, and what he knows in terms of perception of life in its totality, an intellectual personal will never touch that. So a devotee looks like a fool, but the real fool is elsewhere. So right now what's happening here, when people are around me, is neither intellect, nor emotion, nor body. It's another dimension, which is just pure reverberation of energy.

Transcript: The moment people see you, even from a distance, there's a sudden outpouring of love. Complete outpouring...

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... of love. So let's talk about love. This is one kind of a love. What happens? Is there something, is it a release? That could be one thing for this and their own stress and emotion release. On the other hand, is there some kind of energy that you're transmitting to them? Is that energy possible only in a loving relationship? Even between you and the people, or between people themselves. What is that energy called love? And then let's relate it to man and woman because that's the love most of us know. Love or hate, whichever you like. Let's talk about love. There is no such thing as an energy that is love. Life is a certain energy, you're a certain life energy. Many parts of this life energy is finding expression as thought, as body, physical action, emotion. And there are other dimensions, of course. Energy action. If you can perform only physical activity in your life, the span and the scope of that activity is very limited. Because you empower your physical activity with your mental activity, depending upon the keenness and the intensity of your mental activity, your physical activity takes on a different level, as if it moves to a different dimension because of the mental activity. If you make a movie, if it's all physical, it's one way. There is a certain intellect involved in it, it's another way. There's a certain emotion involved in it, it's another way. Isn't it so? So that's so with life also. So, these are different levels of intensity. Physical is at one level of intensity, intellectual is another level of intensity, emotion is a different level of intensity. Generally people are looking down upon emotion as something less than intellect. Which is a very wrong thing they're doing. Which I think slowly people are realizing, they're talking about emotional intelligence now. Because emotion is capable of being of a higher intensity then intellect, in many ways. Intellect has a certain coolness, intellect has a certain penetration. But emotion can just embrace everything. Intellect can know pieces of life, emotion can know the wholeness of life. So this is the reason why spiritual traditions, always, have made devotion the biggest thing. Because a devotee looks like a fool for an intellectual person. But what a devotee knows, in terms of life's experience, and what he knows in terms of perception of life in its totality, an intellectual personal will never touch that. So a devotee looks like a fool, but the real fool is elsewhere. So right now what's happening here, when people are around me, is neither intellect, nor emotion, nor body. It's another dimension, which is just pure reverberation of energy.

December 7, 2020

3:41

What is the deepest form of love?

Transcript: Yesterday I went through this amazing experience with you, it was a collective experience. And then I saw your relationship with the meditators who were the volunteers in this incredible course that we did. And there was something that connected you. Now, I've heard stories about this. I've heard that as Jesus walked in, that he spread this love and we always wondered, how could he just spread love?...

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... I saw that yesterday. But I saw tears in their eyes, we could explain that. But I saw tears in your eyes because I saw a two-way relationship. So let's just keep with this idea of a guru, and tell me what is this two-way? Because I saw you like a devotee, you know, you were like them. When you were talking, when you went to them, it was not just their emotion, it was yours. See, here you're using the word devotee. I don't know whether they're devoted or not, my life is devoted to them. That's for sure. My whole life is devoted to every human being on this planet, every creature on this planet. So, devotion is just a deeper love affair. When I say a deeper love affair, generally, these days at least, people are understanding a love affair is some kind of a transaction of give and take. Devotion is a deeper love affair of just absolutely giving. Whether take is there or not just doesn't matter and it doesn't occur in your mind. So, for me, my love affair is just with everything that I set my eyes upon. Whether it's a man, woman, child, animate, inanimate, it doesn't matter. Whatever I set my eyes upon, I'm in a deep embrace with that. So for me to come to tears, I don't even have to look at a human being. If I look at a cloud, I'll come to tears. If I look at a tree, I come to tears. If I close my eyes, I'll come to tears. So, tears is not even about love. If you tell me I'm in love with people, I wouldn't feel that's a great thing. I feel you're lowering the whole thing. I'm not in love, because love is still a kind of a transaction. This is a certain dimension of inclusiveness. Actually, in my experience, there is nobody else in this planet, nobody else in this existence, it's just me. In my experience. I don't see myself and somebody else, I just see myself. So this is not even devotion, this is not even love, this is just inclusiveness. And this is not my idea, this is not my philosophy, this is the way existence is. If you do not constipate your consciousness by being identified with limited things, like your own body, your own mind, your own culture, your own religion, your own family, your own whatever. Your own species, for that matter. If you do not constipate your consciousness with that kind of limitations, the existence is all inclusive. Well, science can prove it to you today. Isn't it?

Transcript: Yesterday I went through this amazing experience with you, it was a collective experience. And then I...

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... saw your relationship with the meditators who were the volunteers in this incredible course that we did. And there was something that connected you. Now, I've heard stories about this. I've heard that as Jesus walked in, that he spread this love and we always wondered, how could he just spread love? I saw that yesterday. But I saw tears in their eyes, we could explain that. But I saw tears in your eyes because I saw a two-way relationship. So let's just keep with this idea of a guru, and tell me what is this two-way? Because I saw you like a devotee, you know, you were like them. When you were talking, when you went to them, it was not just their emotion, it was yours. See, here you're using the word devotee. I don't know whether they're devoted or not, my life is devoted to them. That's for sure. My whole life is devoted to every human being on this planet, every creature on this planet. So, devotion is just a deeper love affair. When I say a deeper love affair, generally, these days at least, people are understanding a love affair is some kind of a transaction of give and take. Devotion is a deeper love affair of just absolutely giving. Whether take is there or not just doesn't matter and it doesn't occur in your mind. So, for me, my love affair is just with everything that I set my eyes upon. Whether it's a man, woman, child, animate, inanimate, it doesn't matter. Whatever I set my eyes upon, I'm in a deep embrace with that. So for me to come to tears, I don't even have to look at a human being. If I look at a cloud, I'll come to tears. If I look at a tree, I come to tears. If I close my eyes, I'll come to tears. So, tears is not even about love. If you tell me I'm in love with people, I wouldn't feel that's a great thing. I feel you're lowering the whole thing. I'm not in love, because love is still a kind of a transaction. This is a certain dimension of inclusiveness. Actually, in my experience, there is nobody else in this planet, nobody else in this existence, it's just me. In my experience. I don't see myself and somebody else, I just see myself. So this is not even devotion, this is not even love, this is just inclusiveness. And this is not my idea, this is not my philosophy, this is the way existence is. If you do not constipate your consciousness by being identified with limited things, like your own body, your own mind, your own culture, your own religion, your own family, your own whatever. Your own species, for that matter. If you do not constipate your consciousness with that kind of limitations, the existence is all inclusive. Well, science can prove it to you today. Isn't it?

December 6, 2020

3:33

The extraordinary powers of Sadhguru’s grandmother

Transcript: You know my great grandmother. People used to say, she's a devil of a woman. When I saw her, she was over 100 years of age. They called her a devil of a woman not because she ever did any harm to anybody, but she had a laugh. If she laughed, the entire street shook. Like that she laughed. She lived to be 113, 113 years of age. She was married into a very rich family, a big land-holding family. When...

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... she was 68 years of age, after her husband had died, she left the family, went out and built a small temple for herself. She did not install a god, she installed herself in the temple. She'll do her own thing there, her own type of worship, her own type of everything. And, she can tell you anything. When she's there, sitting in the temple, she can just tell you about anything in the world. You know the history of Europe, where spiritual process was so widespread and how systematically it was uprooted and thrown out when they wanted to establish an organized religion. So all those millions of witches who were burned, are just those women who exhibited certain qualities which did not fit into the logic of that society. My great grandmother, for sure, would have been burned as a witch. In India, they wouldn't burn but they were afraid of her laughter. She was definitely a witch. So, we need witches. We need witches in the world, we need women who are more capable than their logic. We need men also like that. We need human beings who are capable of perceiving, understanding, experiencing life beyond the horrible limitations of logic.

Transcript: You know my great grandmother. People used to say, she's a devil of a woman. When I saw her, she was...

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... over 100 years of age. They called her a devil of a woman not because she ever did any harm to anybody, but she had a laugh. If she laughed, the entire street shook. Like that she laughed. She lived to be 113, 113 years of age. She was married into a very rich family, a big land-holding family. When she was 68 years of age, after her husband had died, she left the family, went out and built a small temple for herself. She did not install a god, she installed herself in the temple. She'll do her own thing there, her own type of worship, her own type of everything. And, she can tell you anything. When she's there, sitting in the temple, she can just tell you about anything in the world. You know the history of Europe, where spiritual process was so widespread and how systematically it was uprooted and thrown out when they wanted to establish an organized religion. So all those millions of witches who were burned, are just those women who exhibited certain qualities which did not fit into the logic of that society. My great grandmother, for sure, would have been burned as a witch. In India, they wouldn't burn but they were afraid of her laughter. She was definitely a witch. So, we need witches. We need witches in the world, we need women who are more capable than their logic. We need men also like that. We need human beings who are capable of perceiving, understanding, experiencing life beyond the horrible limitations of logic.

December 5, 2020

3:00

Parenting tip – How to make my child look up to me?

Transcript: A child, in many ways, is an impression of all the adults who impact his life. Particularly the parents, teachers, and others. If you want your children to be of a certain quality, the foremost thing that you need to pay attention to is, are you exuding that quality? What endears a child to everyone is that he's an exuberant life and a bundle of joy most of the time. Unless you cause misery to him....

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... If you want to nurture a child, you must be far more exuberant than the child and much more joyful, then the child is drawn to you. Once the child is drawn to you, it's for you to mould the child as you want. Right now, most children avoid adults because most of them are not exuberant by any standards, neither joyful. Mostly stressed and complaining about their work, about their family, about the world, about everything. Why would a child want to do anything with you when child sees you don't represent life, you represent some other vested interest? If you're interested in really being an impact on your children, you must represent life because they're just life. They have not become other conceited things as you could have. They're simply life. You must represent life. Feeding up on so-called inanimate things like food, water, and air. Life is an exuberant expression of existence. If you do not represent that exuberance, if you do not show that exuberance in your work, in your relaxation, in everything that you do and do not do, then your child will be least impacted by you. And that is a good thing, because if you're so dead serious about your life, and you represent other vested interests of your money, or your status, or your prestige, or something like this, then it is best that the child is not impacted by these things. So if you're really concerned about impacting your child, what is it that your child want to be? Please become that to start with.

Transcript: A child, in many ways, is an impression of all the adults who impact his life. Particularly the parents,...

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... teachers, and others. If you want your children to be of a certain quality, the foremost thing that you need to pay attention to is, are you exuding that quality? What endears a child to everyone is that he's an exuberant life and a bundle of joy most of the time. Unless you cause misery to him. If you want to nurture a child, you must be far more exuberant than the child and much more joyful, then the child is drawn to you. Once the child is drawn to you, it's for you to mould the child as you want. Right now, most children avoid adults because most of them are not exuberant by any standards, neither joyful. Mostly stressed and complaining about their work, about their family, about the world, about everything. Why would a child want to do anything with you when child sees you don't represent life, you represent some other vested interest? If you're interested in really being an impact on your children, you must represent life because they're just life. They have not become other conceited things as you could have. They're simply life. You must represent life. Feeding up on so-called inanimate things like food, water, and air. Life is an exuberant expression of existence. If you do not represent that exuberance, if you do not show that exuberance in your work, in your relaxation, in everything that you do and do not do, then your child will be least impacted by you. And that is a good thing, because if you're so dead serious about your life, and you represent other vested interests of your money, or your status, or your prestige, or something like this, then it is best that the child is not impacted by these things. So if you're really concerned about impacting your child, what is it that your child want to be? Please become that to start with.

December 4, 2020

3:21

Just drinking water the right way will cure minor ailments

Transcript: The way the water has to be kept in one's home, there is a whole science about it. How to keep it, in what kind of material, how to treat it. Nobody drinks water, traditionally in the East, without first bowing down to it. Because how the water behaves, depends on how you treat it. The volume of memory and intelligence that the water carries, and every molecule of water, and every body of water, is...

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... very individual. And how it behaves within you is very different. Everything may be just H2O, but it does not behave the same way. So how to treat the water? There are many scientific processes, we call this as a Bhuta Shuddhi practice. It's an enormous science for people to learn and grasp. But to put it very simply, overnight or for about 6 hours, you keep it in a copper vessel and then drink it. You will see the water will feel very different and various small ailments that people have can be just healed simply by keeping the water in an appropriate space. An appropriate space also means proper aeration is there and how you treat it, above all. Your emotions, your thoughts about the water. Being conscious about it, that this is a major ingredient of who I am right now. This is not a commodity, this is life making material. If you treat it with the necessary reverence, for lack of vocabulary I'm saying reverence, or love towards water, or a feeling of joy towards water, you will see water will behave very differently within you. Just by changing the water that they drink and how they drink. I've seen many people walking out of chronic ailments just by doing that.

Transcript: The way the water has to be kept in one's home, there is a whole science about it. How to keep it, in...

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... what kind of material, how to treat it. Nobody drinks water, traditionally in the East, without first bowing down to it. Because how the water behaves, depends on how you treat it. The volume of memory and intelligence that the water carries, and every molecule of water, and every body of water, is very individual. And how it behaves within you is very different. Everything may be just H2O, but it does not behave the same way. So how to treat the water? There are many scientific processes, we call this as a Bhuta Shuddhi practice. It's an enormous science for people to learn and grasp. But to put it very simply, overnight or for about 6 hours, you keep it in a copper vessel and then drink it. You will see the water will feel very different and various small ailments that people have can be just healed simply by keeping the water in an appropriate space. An appropriate space also means proper aeration is there and how you treat it, above all. Your emotions, your thoughts about the water. Being conscious about it, that this is a major ingredient of who I am right now. This is not a commodity, this is life making material. If you treat it with the necessary reverence, for lack of vocabulary I'm saying reverence, or love towards water, or a feeling of joy towards water, you will see water will behave very differently within you. Just by changing the water that they drink and how they drink. I've seen many people walking out of chronic ailments just by doing that.

December 3, 2020

2:12

Single minded focus – the key to success

Transcript: So, will the body complain sometimes? Of course it does. If the body is not complaining, that means you are not using it. Hello? It must complain. But you don't complain, this is all you have to learn. For this you need devotion towards what you're doing. If you don't have devotion, before the body, mind will complain, emotion will complain, everything will complain. No, no, no. First body should complain....

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... That means you're stretched physically. Then, mind can take a little judicious decision, like me, you can take a break like me. That means only till 12 O'clock you're active in the night. Only till midnight, after that you're sleeping. Otherwise it'll go on till 2 a.m. It's a break day. If your body is not feeling, life is tough. Body, not mind. If your body is not feeling life is tough, that means you're not doing anything worthwhile. Your body should be constantly stretched, it must feel it's tough. When you go to bed, you should not sleep, you must die. Yes. One pillow like this. No. You lie down on the rock, you fall dead just like that. That's how you should be by the end of the day. Then next day morning it will bounce back as if it's being born again. This way, no. You must feel it's tough on the system. Because this is the nature of this, the harder you stretch it, the stronger it becomes, the better it becomes. Those who are trying to save it for another day, not using it, they will. Life cannot be preserved, this must be understood. Dead things can be preserved, life cannot be preserved. It can only be nourished and used. If you are trying to preserve and save yourself, not going to work.

Transcript: So, will the body complain sometimes? Of course it does. If the body is not complaining, that means you...

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... are not using it. Hello? It must complain. But you don't complain, this is all you have to learn. For this you need devotion towards what you're doing. If you don't have devotion, before the body, mind will complain, emotion will complain, everything will complain. No, no, no. First body should complain. That means you're stretched physically. Then, mind can take a little judicious decision, like me, you can take a break like me. That means only till 12 O'clock you're active in the night. Only till midnight, after that you're sleeping. Otherwise it'll go on till 2 a.m. It's a break day. If your body is not feeling, life is tough. Body, not mind. If your body is not feeling life is tough, that means you're not doing anything worthwhile. Your body should be constantly stretched, it must feel it's tough. When you go to bed, you should not sleep, you must die. Yes. One pillow like this. No. You lie down on the rock, you fall dead just like that. That's how you should be by the end of the day. Then next day morning it will bounce back as if it's being born again. This way, no. You must feel it's tough on the system. Because this is the nature of this, the harder you stretch it, the stronger it becomes, the better it becomes. Those who are trying to save it for another day, not using it, they will. Life cannot be preserved, this must be understood. Dead things can be preserved, life cannot be preserved. It can only be nourished and used. If you are trying to preserve and save yourself, not going to work.

December 2, 2020

3:27

The significance of dancing and singing

Transcript: So in terms of dance, see, I must tell you this. We come from a culture where all our gods dance. Everywhere else god is a serious guy, a very serious guy. But in India, if he doesn't dance, we won't treat him as a god. All Indian gods, male and female, always dance because if they can't dance, he can't be god. Because dance essentially means that life is happening, see dancing in a particular style...

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... is a different matter. If you do not know this, my daughter is a full, you know, full-time classical dancer, Indian classical dancer. I took her off education and put her into this because it meant so much to us that, you know, what is dance is not just entertainment. So if you're doing a particular style of dance, it's one thing. Otherwise, even a child will get up and dance when it feels exuberant. It's the exuberance of life finding expression, is dance. When body cannot keep quiet, it wants to do something exuberant, it will dance. Well, you guys have might have evolved your own kind of styles and I don't know you slide on the, do you do all that like Michael Jackson was doing? Those are all, you know, what do you say, many methods of doing it. But essentially it's the exuberance of the physical self, that the best way the body can express itself is dance. The highest way the body can express itself is dance actually, because that is the highest level of exuberance it finds. So for this also, you know balance is most important. If you want to dance well, the most important thing is balance. But most people dance only when they're drunk. Without the exuberance of, when your emotion becomes exuberant, maybe you will sing. I am not saying a practice singer, or a professional singer. When emotion becomes exuberant, people want to sing even those who don't know anything to sing. They will also do something, you know at least they will hum. When the physical self becomes very exuberant, it naturally dances.

Transcript: So in terms of dance, see, I must tell you this. We come from a culture where all our gods dance. Everywhere...

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... else god is a serious guy, a very serious guy. But in India, if he doesn't dance, we won't treat him as a god. All Indian gods, male and female, always dance because if they can't dance, he can't be god. Because dance essentially means that life is happening, see dancing in a particular style is a different matter. If you do not know this, my daughter is a full, you know, full-time classical dancer, Indian classical dancer. I took her off education and put her into this because it meant so much to us that, you know, what is dance is not just entertainment. So if you're doing a particular style of dance, it's one thing. Otherwise, even a child will get up and dance when it feels exuberant. It's the exuberance of life finding expression, is dance. When body cannot keep quiet, it wants to do something exuberant, it will dance. Well, you guys have might have evolved your own kind of styles and I don't know you slide on the, do you do all that like Michael Jackson was doing? Those are all, you know, what do you say, many methods of doing it. But essentially it's the exuberance of the physical self, that the best way the body can express itself is dance. The highest way the body can express itself is dance actually, because that is the highest level of exuberance it finds. So for this also, you know balance is most important. If you want to dance well, the most important thing is balance. But most people dance only when they're drunk. Without the exuberance of, when your emotion becomes exuberant, maybe you will sing. I am not saying a practice singer, or a professional singer. When emotion becomes exuberant, people want to sing even those who don't know anything to sing. They will also do something, you know at least they will hum. When the physical self becomes very exuberant, it naturally dances.

December 1, 2020

2:58

The missed opportunity of MJ and Elvis’s genius

Transcript: See, Michael Jackson had the power to inspire a whole generation of people. What he did was so unique and eye-catching anywhere in the world. I'm telling you, in the remotest part of India, in some village where there is no nothing, they know Michael Jackson. I mean that's a level of inspiration he brought in. A whole lot of youth dancing like him in India. In imitation of him. So that was a powerful...

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... possibility, but I'm sorry if I say something that hurts anybody, but I feel his life could have been, you know, he could have made this into really transforming the world in some way. But, unfortunately, I feel, no proper guidance around him, no proper advisors and all commercial people. I think it went waste because just five days ago I was at the Elvis Presley's museum in Memphis, as a part of the journey when we were coming back, we stopped at Memphis. Also went to Martin Luther King's, you know that place where the assassination happened. So when I was at Elvis place also, that's what I thought. He also, for two decades he dominated the music scene, inspired a whole generation of people, but his own life became a total mess because there is no proper guidance, there is no balance. There is genius, but there is no balance. So this is a sad story that's happened to a whole lot of great talent in the world, particularly in America, because people grow up on all the wrong things at a very early age. When I say wrong things, there is chemical influence, there is alcohol, there is all kinds of distractions. That, we must understand this always, that our intelligence, our competence, our genius, all these things are important, but for all of them to find expression in the world the most fundamental thing is balance. If this balance is missing, all talent, all competence, all genius, all, you know, whatever exuberant things you have, will go waste. So both these personalities, one that you mentioned Michael Jackson and also Elvis Presley are a classic example of this lack of balance. When there is such a massive talent that you are capable of influencing an entire generation, not in one country, across the world. When you have that, this could have been used to really create a new generation of people, new sort of planet actually. You can do this, you had the power to do that, it is just the lack of balance.

Transcript: See, Michael Jackson had the power to inspire a whole generation of people. What he did was so unique...

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... and eye-catching anywhere in the world. I'm telling you, in the remotest part of India, in some village where there is no nothing, they know Michael Jackson. I mean that's a level of inspiration he brought in. A whole lot of youth dancing like him in India. In imitation of him. So that was a powerful possibility, but I'm sorry if I say something that hurts anybody, but I feel his life could have been, you know, he could have made this into really transforming the world in some way. But, unfortunately, I feel, no proper guidance around him, no proper advisors and all commercial people. I think it went waste because just five days ago I was at the Elvis Presley's museum in Memphis, as a part of the journey when we were coming back, we stopped at Memphis. Also went to Martin Luther King's, you know that place where the assassination happened. So when I was at Elvis place also, that's what I thought. He also, for two decades he dominated the music scene, inspired a whole generation of people, but his own life became a total mess because there is no proper guidance, there is no balance. There is genius, but there is no balance. So this is a sad story that's happened to a whole lot of great talent in the world, particularly in America, because people grow up on all the wrong things at a very early age. When I say wrong things, there is chemical influence, there is alcohol, there is all kinds of distractions. That, we must understand this always, that our intelligence, our competence, our genius, all these things are important, but for all of them to find expression in the world the most fundamental thing is balance. If this balance is missing, all talent, all competence, all genius, all, you know, whatever exuberant things you have, will go waste. So both these personalities, one that you mentioned Michael Jackson and also Elvis Presley are a classic example of this lack of balance. When there is such a massive talent that you are capable of influencing an entire generation, not in one country, across the world. When you have that, this could have been used to really create a new generation of people, new sort of planet actually. You can do this, you had the power to do that, it is just the lack of balance.

November 30, 2020

3:04

Could Hanuman really become huge in size at will? Can Shamans change their form?

Transcript: About a certain person becoming small, or big, or flying, or doing something else, is that a possibility? Very much a possibility. Very much a reality. It was very much prevalent in this country, in this culture, but it was looked down upon. But it was looked up elsewhere, particularly in the native American cultures. There is a whole tradition of Shamanism where it is, even today, there's any amount...

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... of talk about how a native American Shaman becomes an eagle, becomes a fly, becomes a wolf, transforms himself into some other form and gets there, and all this. So these are not just stories, it is very much a possibility that one can transform his form if he wishes to. There is a panel in the Dhyanalinga, where somebody transformed himself into a form that was relevant to someone else. Have you noticed? You did not? So about people taking on the forms that they wish, according to the convenience, is not a new thing, or it's not an unheard of thing. Almost in every part of the world it is there. Particularly, it is being publicized in a big way, big way about the North American and South American Shamans these days. About Shamans becoming eagle, and becoming wolf. These two forms are very common for them, that was not unheard of here, but it was looked down upon in this culture. There, it is being looked up to because this is not spirituality, this is a cult.

Transcript: About a certain person becoming small, or big, or flying, or doing something else, is that a possibility?...

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... Very much a possibility. Very much a reality. It was very much prevalent in this country, in this culture, but it was looked down upon. But it was looked up elsewhere, particularly in the native American cultures. There is a whole tradition of Shamanism where it is, even today, there's any amount of talk about how a native American Shaman becomes an eagle, becomes a fly, becomes a wolf, transforms himself into some other form and gets there, and all this. So these are not just stories, it is very much a possibility that one can transform his form if he wishes to. There is a panel in the Dhyanalinga, where somebody transformed himself into a form that was relevant to someone else. Have you noticed? You did not? So about people taking on the forms that they wish, according to the convenience, is not a new thing, or it's not an unheard of thing. Almost in every part of the world it is there. Particularly, it is being publicized in a big way, big way about the North American and South American Shamans these days. About Shamans becoming eagle, and becoming wolf. These two forms are very common for them, that was not unheard of here, but it was looked down upon in this culture. There, it is being looked up to because this is not spirituality, this is a cult.

November 29, 2020

2:35

Not finding time for yoga?

Transcript: So my question, it's a little personal, based on where I live. So I live in Montana. Much of Montana is very rural, they're only about 900, 000 people in the whole state. There are more cows than people in Montana. But there's a lot of poverty in Montana, people really struggle to earn a living there. So people often are working 2-3 jobs, very busy, not such great access to fresh food or good food,...

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... unless it's grown there. And one of the things that you said today really resonated with me, tonight, was when you wake up in the morning, how do you feel? And so people don't think it's okay to think about themselves and think about how they're feeling and what they need to do each day. So how do you begin to tell somebody, that has to work 12 hours a day, working 2 jobs, comes home to a family, to start engaging in some of these more spiritual and more self-realization types of practices? Because my experience has been, well I'm too busy, you know this would be great. I can get up in the morning and maybe drink some warm water or do something, but to actually take the time to think about themselves is very hard. See, if you think that the work that you're doing is very important, then the first thing that you need to do is work upon yourself. How do you enhance your work without enhancing yourself? You are not going to do anything more than yourself, isn't it? Everything that you do is just an expression of who you are. Without enhancing this, the nature and the quality of your work will never enhance, strive as much as you can. Right now this is the problem with the world, most people are suffering so many things, enormous amount of stress in their day-to-day activity, just to earn a living. Which every worm, insect, bird is doing. But human beings, with such a huge brain, are going through such a struggle just to earn a living. Simply because they're trying to enhance their activity rather than enhancing the person, the me. If you do not enhance this one and you try to enhance activity, it is like you took your old beat up ford in Montana, on a f1 race track. Well it's going to fly in different directions. You need to have an appropriate machine to get onto the track. So if the work, if you think your work and family deserve a better deal, you must work upon yourself. If you don't invest on this one, there will be really no result. Only, you know, just wasteful striving. It is very important that this must be enhanced if you want to enhance the work. There is no other way to do it.

Transcript: So my question, it's a little personal, based on where I live. So I live in Montana. Much of Montana...

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... is very rural, they're only about 900, 000 people in the whole state. There are more cows than people in Montana. But there's a lot of poverty in Montana, people really struggle to earn a living there. So people often are working 2-3 jobs, very busy, not such great access to fresh food or good food, unless it's grown there. And one of the things that you said today really resonated with me, tonight, was when you wake up in the morning, how do you feel? And so people don't think it's okay to think about themselves and think about how they're feeling and what they need to do each day. So how do you begin to tell somebody, that has to work 12 hours a day, working 2 jobs, comes home to a family, to start engaging in some of these more spiritual and more self-realization types of practices? Because my experience has been, well I'm too busy, you know this would be great. I can get up in the morning and maybe drink some warm water or do something, but to actually take the time to think about themselves is very hard. See, if you think that the work that you're doing is very important, then the first thing that you need to do is work upon yourself. How do you enhance your work without enhancing yourself? You are not going to do anything more than yourself, isn't it? Everything that you do is just an expression of who you are. Without enhancing this, the nature and the quality of your work will never enhance, strive as much as you can. Right now this is the problem with the world, most people are suffering so many things, enormous amount of stress in their day-to-day activity, just to earn a living. Which every worm, insect, bird is doing. But human beings, with such a huge brain, are going through such a struggle just to earn a living. Simply because they're trying to enhance their activity rather than enhancing the person, the me. If you do not enhance this one and you try to enhance activity, it is like you took your old beat up ford in Montana, on a f1 race track. Well it's going to fly in different directions. You need to have an appropriate machine to get onto the track. So if the work, if you think your work and family deserve a better deal, you must work upon yourself. If you don't invest on this one, there will be really no result. Only, you know, just wasteful striving. It is very important that this must be enhanced if you want to enhance the work. There is no other way to do it.

November 28, 2020

3:37

Health tip – for good health eat water

Transcript: See, you see. Right now, I'm sure even in Ahemdabad it's true. Every city, it's true. At 40 degree centigrade, he's selling fruit. How much of it will be left? Even if the fruit is there, nothing is there in it because fruit is 90% water. There is substantial medical evidence to show you, any food that you eat, its water content should be higher than your body's water content. You must eat water, not...

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... drink water. This campaign by water bottling companies, in America specially, and it's gone everywhere. Every day you must drink 3 litres of water, 4 litres of water. You will dilute your blood and suffer many things. Micronutrients won't reach your brain, or various cells, simply because you're overly diluted. And anyway, all you will do is, you need bathrooms every kilometer. In America there are more bathrooms than the population because drinking so much water, you have to go all the time. You must eat water. Your food must have water content. You eat dry food and then drink water, it doesn't do the thing. Fruit has nearly 80-90% water, and that's why it's the best thing to consume. We have to bring it back into the nation's diet. As far back as many centuries, or millennia ago, people have noticed that we were eating a lot of fruit. Because we have the highest variety of fruits in this country. But most of the traditional fruits are gone, most of the fruits you see in the market are from New Zealand, or Australia, or Thailand, or somewhere. Traditional fruits, almost going out. I don't know what you call them, the local names, but you know. There are so many varieties of tropical fruits in this country, which are all vanishing. From the market it's vanished, the trees also, I don't see them anywhere, anymore. Which were all common at one time. I'm not talking 500 years ago, I'm talking 50 years ago this was all very, very common.

Transcript: See, you see. Right now, I'm sure even in Ahemdabad it's true. Every city, it's true. At 40 degree centigrade,...

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... he's selling fruit. How much of it will be left? Even if the fruit is there, nothing is there in it because fruit is 90% water. There is substantial medical evidence to show you, any food that you eat, its water content should be higher than your body's water content. You must eat water, not drink water. This campaign by water bottling companies, in America specially, and it's gone everywhere. Every day you must drink 3 litres of water, 4 litres of water. You will dilute your blood and suffer many things. Micronutrients won't reach your brain, or various cells, simply because you're overly diluted. And anyway, all you will do is, you need bathrooms every kilometer. In America there are more bathrooms than the population because drinking so much water, you have to go all the time. You must eat water. Your food must have water content. You eat dry food and then drink water, it doesn't do the thing. Fruit has nearly 80-90% water, and that's why it's the best thing to consume. We have to bring it back into the nation's diet. As far back as many centuries, or millennia ago, people have noticed that we were eating a lot of fruit. Because we have the highest variety of fruits in this country. But most of the traditional fruits are gone, most of the fruits you see in the market are from New Zealand, or Australia, or Thailand, or somewhere. Traditional fruits, almost going out. I don't know what you call them, the local names, but you know. There are so many varieties of tropical fruits in this country, which are all vanishing. From the market it's vanished, the trees also, I don't see them anywhere, anymore. Which were all common at one time. I'm not talking 500 years ago, I'm talking 50 years ago this was all very, very common.

November 27, 2020

2:25

Health tip – 30% of your diet should be fruits

Transcript: So fruit is an important part of our diet. As far back as, Megasthenes, when he came, and Hsuan Tsang, when he came, and Kautilya, when he wrote his treaties. All three of them have mentioned how in the Indian diet there is an unusually large segment of fruit. It seems, Hsuan Tsnag somewhere says, I have not read it myself, it seems he says that Indian people are unusually intelligent mainly because...

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... of their fruit consumption. Their intellect is sharp because of that. And whether he said it or not, I am saying it is 100% true. This much we know, suppose your friend is sick and in a hospital, you go there with what, biryani with columbo. Fruit. So you know it definitely works. So you have to get sick to eat the right thing. But if you eat the right thing, maybe you will not get sick. There is substantial studies in the world to clearly show if 30% of our diet becomes fruit, 40% of the health care bills in the world will come down. So in India, right now fruit consumption is at 4%, and that too, this 4% is calculated as per capita, but it's only in the elite segment that people are eating fruit. Down below, once a month also he is not eating a single fruit. Children, through the mango season, they go without eating a single mango because it's no more available. You have to go and buy it, it costs 25 rupees. A child will never get to eat it. When we were growing up, the variety of fruits that were there, naturally, for us to pluck and eat. In every season there is some fruit. I have been in jungles for 2-3 weeks by myself, without any outside support. Always there was something to eat. But today, I'm telling you, today I walk into the jungle, I will die within 4-5 days. Because there's nothing to pluck and eat. So I want you to understand the plight of all the other creatures. The monkeys, they're all invading cities because there is really nothing to eat. So this change has happened in just a matter of 35-40 years.

Transcript: So fruit is an important part of our diet. As far back as, Megasthenes, when he came, and Hsuan Tsang,...

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... when he came, and Kautilya, when he wrote his treaties. All three of them have mentioned how in the Indian diet there is an unusually large segment of fruit. It seems, Hsuan Tsnag somewhere says, I have not read it myself, it seems he says that Indian people are unusually intelligent mainly because of their fruit consumption. Their intellect is sharp because of that. And whether he said it or not, I am saying it is 100% true. This much we know, suppose your friend is sick and in a hospital, you go there with what, biryani with columbo. Fruit. So you know it definitely works. So you have to get sick to eat the right thing. But if you eat the right thing, maybe you will not get sick. There is substantial studies in the world to clearly show if 30% of our diet becomes fruit, 40% of the health care bills in the world will come down. So in India, right now fruit consumption is at 4%, and that too, this 4% is calculated as per capita, but it's only in the elite segment that people are eating fruit. Down below, once a month also he is not eating a single fruit. Children, through the mango season, they go without eating a single mango because it's no more available. You have to go and buy it, it costs 25 rupees. A child will never get to eat it. When we were growing up, the variety of fruits that were there, naturally, for us to pluck and eat. In every season there is some fruit. I have been in jungles for 2-3 weeks by myself, without any outside support. Always there was something to eat. But today, I'm telling you, today I walk into the jungle, I will die within 4-5 days. Because there's nothing to pluck and eat. So I want you to understand the plight of all the other creatures. The monkeys, they're all invading cities because there is really nothing to eat. So this change has happened in just a matter of 35-40 years.

November 26, 2020

2:41

How to deal with a bad day?

Transcript: Why are you trying to label a day as a bad day, or a good day? It is only human beings who, in their experience, they do these things to themselves. Why they do these things to themselves is, see today there was a glorious sunrise. Millions of flowers blossomed across the planet, so many wonderful things are happening, even the stars are twinkling right now, the moon is full today, everything is fantastic....

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... But, one worm of a thought in your head can make a mess out of you, isn't it so? Isn't it so? So why this is so is, somewhere you are giving or ascribing a lot more importance to your psychological process, than the existential process. Instead of being a life, you're being a psychological case. Yes? Because your thought process and your emotion has become far more important than the existential process, that is the only problem, isn't it? Or in other words, the creation, the creator's creation has not impacted you enough yet. So you think your petty creation in your head is bigger than that. Or to put it bluntly, you're too full of yourself, that's the only reason why you can have a bad day. Otherwise why? No, the stock market crashed. So what? The sun rose. So many things happen, does it mean to say nothing goes wrong in my life? More things go wrong with my life than anybody else's life probably, anybody here, I would say. Because I don't hesitate to put my hand into just about anything. I do not hesitate to put my hand into anything. When you put your hand into just about anything, lot of things will bite you, right? Naturally it will. I want you to understand this, the whole process of suffering is essentially that you have not opened your eyes, you've not peeled your eyes properly and looked at the grandeur of everything that's happening around you, not yet. You've not paid attention, you looked at the world like this. You must look at the world like this, if you just look at one thing, you can't believe how it is. If you ever look at an ant, just see what kind of technology has gone into it. It can keep you engaged for the rest of your life doing research. Yes or no? So the problem is just this, that you are giving too much importance to what's happening in your little head, not paying attention to all the magnificent things that are happening in the existence. I have never seen a bad day in the existence. I've only seen bad days in people's moods and minds, isn't it?

Transcript: Why are you trying to label a day as a bad day, or a good day? It is only human beings who, in their...

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... experience, they do these things to themselves. Why they do these things to themselves is, see today there was a glorious sunrise. Millions of flowers blossomed across the planet, so many wonderful things are happening, even the stars are twinkling right now, the moon is full today, everything is fantastic. But, one worm of a thought in your head can make a mess out of you, isn't it so? Isn't it so? So why this is so is, somewhere you are giving or ascribing a lot more importance to your psychological process, than the existential process. Instead of being a life, you're being a psychological case. Yes? Because your thought process and your emotion has become far more important than the existential process, that is the only problem, isn't it? Or in other words, the creation, the creator's creation has not impacted you enough yet. So you think your petty creation in your head is bigger than that. Or to put it bluntly, you're too full of yourself, that's the only reason why you can have a bad day. Otherwise why? No, the stock market crashed. So what? The sun rose. So many things happen, does it mean to say nothing goes wrong in my life? More things go wrong with my life than anybody else's life probably, anybody here, I would say. Because I don't hesitate to put my hand into just about anything. I do not hesitate to put my hand into anything. When you put your hand into just about anything, lot of things will bite you, right? Naturally it will. I want you to understand this, the whole process of suffering is essentially that you have not opened your eyes, you've not peeled your eyes properly and looked at the grandeur of everything that's happening around you, not yet. You've not paid attention, you looked at the world like this. You must look at the world like this, if you just look at one thing, you can't believe how it is. If you ever look at an ant, just see what kind of technology has gone into it. It can keep you engaged for the rest of your life doing research. Yes or no? So the problem is just this, that you are giving too much importance to what's happening in your little head, not paying attention to all the magnificent things that are happening in the existence. I have never seen a bad day in the existence. I've only seen bad days in people's moods and minds, isn't it?

November 25, 2020

3:22

Is Chiropractic treatment for the spine safe?

Transcript: Dealing with the spine, being a chiropractor, I'm just wondering if the physical body can put limitations on what you commented on. I really don't know what a chiropractic does. I'm not aware of it, I just see the boards, chiropractic clinic, I just inquired what this is. And whatever people have told me, that's all. I really don't know what they do, but whatever they may be doing their knowledge of...

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... the spine is from the outside by studying and that's how they know the spine. So when that is all the knowledge is, the best thing to do is only to help somebody, who is all messed up in his spine, to just relax. Trying to do anything more than that to the spine would not be good. All that is happening for most people is by improper attitudes, improper energy, improper postures. Spine tends to contract, you know. It should be like this but it tends to sit back and sometimes grate upon each other, and create tension, and pain, nervous pain. Sometimes very excuriating pain. So if you can help a person to relax and stretch out his spine, it's fine. But too much meddling with the spine is not good. In yoga, we have what is called as angamardana, literally means, anga means the limbs, or the body parts, mardana means to kill, to kill the body parts. So if you do angamardana, then everything in you will disappear from your experience, except your spine. Only the back of your head and your spine will be still in your experience, the rest of it will be like not in your experience. Like some of you are seeing when you sit for shoonya, your hands and legs seem to be missing. So the whole body will be missing, except the spine. So when you get a person into such conditions, then there are many things you can do with the spine. But that is not to be attempted in a chiropractic clinic, it needs a completely different atmosphere. It's not medical, you know, it's not a physical or medical thing, it's a different dimension. I think a chiropractic could help a person to relax his spine, I don't know what else is being done. You should tell me. Well, there are several philosophies on chiropractic and, I mean, it would take some time I guess to tell you. But forceful pushing of the spine could make a person very dependent on the chiropractic.

Transcript: Dealing with the spine, being a chiropractor, I'm just wondering if the physical body can put limitations...

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... on what you commented on. I really don't know what a chiropractic does. I'm not aware of it, I just see the boards, chiropractic clinic, I just inquired what this is. And whatever people have told me, that's all. I really don't know what they do, but whatever they may be doing their knowledge of the spine is from the outside by studying and that's how they know the spine. So when that is all the knowledge is, the best thing to do is only to help somebody, who is all messed up in his spine, to just relax. Trying to do anything more than that to the spine would not be good. All that is happening for most people is by improper attitudes, improper energy, improper postures. Spine tends to contract, you know. It should be like this but it tends to sit back and sometimes grate upon each other, and create tension, and pain, nervous pain. Sometimes very excuriating pain. So if you can help a person to relax and stretch out his spine, it's fine. But too much meddling with the spine is not good. In yoga, we have what is called as angamardana, literally means, anga means the limbs, or the body parts, mardana means to kill, to kill the body parts. So if you do angamardana, then everything in you will disappear from your experience, except your spine. Only the back of your head and your spine will be still in your experience, the rest of it will be like not in your experience. Like some of you are seeing when you sit for shoonya, your hands and legs seem to be missing. So the whole body will be missing, except the spine. So when you get a person into such conditions, then there are many things you can do with the spine. But that is not to be attempted in a chiropractic clinic, it needs a completely different atmosphere. It's not medical, you know, it's not a physical or medical thing, it's a different dimension. I think a chiropractic could help a person to relax his spine, I don't know what else is being done. You should tell me. Well, there are several philosophies on chiropractic and, I mean, it would take some time I guess to tell you. But forceful pushing of the spine could make a person very dependent on the chiropractic.

November 24, 2020

3:30

Misconception – those on the spiritual path should withdraw from society

Transcript: Whether you're political, or spiritual, or you're in a commercial venture, or you're doing nothing, you're a citizen of this nation. You have rights and responsibilities of being in this country. Each person, according to his understanding of his rights and responsibility, and his intelligence and capability, should act to better everything around us, because we are all benefiting from the platform...

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... of nationhood, isn't it? We are not living away from it, just because I'm spiritual I'm not walking in the sky, I'm still driving on the road. If the road is a mess, should I not talk about it? I'm asking. Right now we got stuck in the traffic for 10 minutes. It's so simple. There's not enough automobiles on the road for the road, the width of the road. But, because everybody is driving so haphazardly, it is a mess. So should I not talk about it? Because it is impeding in my spiritual activity also, the traffic jam. So similarly people are malnourished in the village, should I not talk about it? Because if they're malnourished, if they're not even eaten properly, should I talk to them about enlightenment? It's obscene, I will not do such things. When somebody is hungry, I will not go and tell them you must get enlightened, that is the solution. No, I think he must be given fundamental thing to eat. So the question is about life, the question is not about area of function that you have chosen. If you want to enhance life, all aspects are involved. Somebody wants to get directly into political space, I would not do that, not because I think it's wrong, simply because it doesn't agree with my aesthetics, that's all. My focus is elsewhere, my competence is elsewhere, so I focus on that. But somebody wants to stand for election, let's say somebody who's wearing saffron clothes wants to stand for election. It's his prerogative. As a citizen of this India, he has the right to do that. I don't think we should get overly perturbed about these things. If he has earned people's respect, it will happen. Otherwise it won't work. In all these things, are all spiritual people perfect people? Unfortunately, they are not. But it is not necessary to go on making this judgment. Let Bill Gates do it. You wait for Bill Gates to make 100 billion dollars, then come and give it to you, it's just stupid. Everybody has to do the best they can do, wherever they can do. Only then something will happen. You want an American business success to come to India and do charity for you, you must be ashamed even to say that. Every one of us, whether you can help 1 or 10 or 100 or a million is just a question of your capability. But everybody must do what is needed in the society, isn't it?

Transcript: Whether you're political, or spiritual, or you're in a commercial venture, or you're doing nothing, you're...

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... a citizen of this nation. You have rights and responsibilities of being in this country. Each person, according to his understanding of his rights and responsibility, and his intelligence and capability, should act to better everything around us, because we are all benefiting from the platform of nationhood, isn't it? We are not living away from it, just because I'm spiritual I'm not walking in the sky, I'm still driving on the road. If the road is a mess, should I not talk about it? I'm asking. Right now we got stuck in the traffic for 10 minutes. It's so simple. There's not enough automobiles on the road for the road, the width of the road. But, because everybody is driving so haphazardly, it is a mess. So should I not talk about it? Because it is impeding in my spiritual activity also, the traffic jam. So similarly people are malnourished in the village, should I not talk about it? Because if they're malnourished, if they're not even eaten properly, should I talk to them about enlightenment? It's obscene, I will not do such things. When somebody is hungry, I will not go and tell them you must get enlightened, that is the solution. No, I think he must be given fundamental thing to eat. So the question is about life, the question is not about area of function that you have chosen. If you want to enhance life, all aspects are involved. Somebody wants to get directly into political space, I would not do that, not because I think it's wrong, simply because it doesn't agree with my aesthetics, that's all. My focus is elsewhere, my competence is elsewhere, so I focus on that. But somebody wants to stand for election, let's say somebody who's wearing saffron clothes wants to stand for election. It's his prerogative. As a citizen of this India, he has the right to do that. I don't think we should get overly perturbed about these things. If he has earned people's respect, it will happen. Otherwise it won't work. In all these things, are all spiritual people perfect people? Unfortunately, they are not. But it is not necessary to go on making this judgment. Let Bill Gates do it. You wait for Bill Gates to make 100 billion dollars, then come and give it to you, it's just stupid. Everybody has to do the best they can do, wherever they can do. Only then something will happen. You want an American business success to come to India and do charity for you, you must be ashamed even to say that. Every one of us, whether you can help 1 or 10 or 100 or a million is just a question of your capability. But everybody must do what is needed in the society, isn't it?

November 23, 2020

3:27

What does the word ‘Sadhguru’ mean?

Transcript: Are your thinkings rooted in religion, meaning traditional Hindu practice, Shivaism or is it rooted in the practice you mention of yoga? Which is, of course, a practice which is secular but still related to traditional Indian thinking. I mean how will you describe your relationship to Indian traditional thinking and religion? See, for me, when people refer to me as a Sadhguru, what they are saying...

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... is that I am an uneducated guru. Because Sadhguru is not a title, it's a description. Like if you want to go to your doctor. If you have a dental problem, you go to a dentist. If you have some problem with your bone, you go to the orthopedic. You don't go to the wrong person. So when you say a Sadhguru, it's a description that he does not know any scriptures, he does not know any religion, he does not know any dogma or ritual. There's only one thing he knows, he knows this piece of life absolutely from its origin to its ultimate. Because I know this piece of life and that's the only thing I know. By inference, I seem to know everything else around me because for every human being, you know only what you experience. Rest you don't know, it's just imagination. What else do we know? Tell me. What you hear, what you smell, what you taste, what you touch, this is the only way you know life. So if you know this piece of life in its absolute nature by inference, you know almost everything that's worth knowing.

Transcript: Are your thinkings rooted in religion, meaning traditional Hindu practice, Shivaism or is it rooted in...

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... the practice you mention of yoga? Which is, of course, a practice which is secular but still related to traditional Indian thinking. I mean how will you describe your relationship to Indian traditional thinking and religion? See, for me, when people refer to me as a Sadhguru, what they are saying is that I am an uneducated guru. Because Sadhguru is not a title, it's a description. Like if you want to go to your doctor. If you have a dental problem, you go to a dentist. If you have some problem with your bone, you go to the orthopedic. You don't go to the wrong person. So when you say a Sadhguru, it's a description that he does not know any scriptures, he does not know any religion, he does not know any dogma or ritual. There's only one thing he knows, he knows this piece of life absolutely from its origin to its ultimate. Because I know this piece of life and that's the only thing I know. By inference, I seem to know everything else around me because for every human being, you know only what you experience. Rest you don't know, it's just imagination. What else do we know? Tell me. What you hear, what you smell, what you taste, what you touch, this is the only way you know life. So if you know this piece of life in its absolute nature by inference, you know almost everything that's worth knowing.

November 22, 2020

1:55

Whats in a name – Bharat or India?

Transcript: The name India is given to us. It's an English name. This is the technology of dominance. You must see this, when they imported slaves from Africa, the first thing they did in the port was to change their name. To call you Cucu, Tobo, Nono, Pupo, something like this. If I call you Padmanaban, now you're standing like this. I call you Cucu, you're. First thing is to give a meaningless name which has...

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... no, because a human being is from memory, from history, from culture. A name which has no cultural background, a name which has no significance, a name which does not instill pride in you, that kind of a name I will give you because this is the technology of dominance. In this country maybe 2-3, maybe 5% of the people speak English language. But the nation is named in English. It doesn't mean anything to someone who doesn't speak English language, India. Bharat has a power to it because there are two aspects to this. When we utter something, there is a sound. Meaning is just psychological, you're making up the meaning, isn't it? Yes or no? Right now, I utter something, it's just a sound. If you did not know the language, this is just a sound. Meaning is just made up in your mind, meaning is secondary. The significance is in the sound. You utter Bharat and see what reverberation it has in you, you say India and see what reverberation it has in you. Say this, take this as your chant for two days. One day you just say India, India, India. Another day you say Bharat, Bharat, Bharat. Just see what it does to your system, then you decide. This was done with a very close observation, a deep understanding of the science of sound and form. When I say the science of sound and form, every sound has a form attached to it. If you feed any sound into an oscilloscope, it gives us a particular pattern, which is a form. So every sound has a form in it, every form has a sound in it. So what kind of sounds have the maximum impact on the human system. This we call them as mantras. Bharat is a mantra. Bharatam is even better, but up north they won't accept it, you have to chop it in the end. Bharat is powerful.

Transcript: The name India is given to us. It's an English name. This is the technology of dominance. You must see...

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... this, when they imported slaves from Africa, the first thing they did in the port was to change their name. To call you Cucu, Tobo, Nono, Pupo, something like this. If I call you Padmanaban, now you're standing like this. I call you Cucu, you're. First thing is to give a meaningless name which has no, because a human being is from memory, from history, from culture. A name which has no cultural background, a name which has no significance, a name which does not instill pride in you, that kind of a name I will give you because this is the technology of dominance. In this country maybe 2-3, maybe 5% of the people speak English language. But the nation is named in English. It doesn't mean anything to someone who doesn't speak English language, India. Bharat has a power to it because there are two aspects to this. When we utter something, there is a sound. Meaning is just psychological, you're making up the meaning, isn't it? Yes or no? Right now, I utter something, it's just a sound. If you did not know the language, this is just a sound. Meaning is just made up in your mind, meaning is secondary. The significance is in the sound. You utter Bharat and see what reverberation it has in you, you say India and see what reverberation it has in you. Say this, take this as your chant for two days. One day you just say India, India, India. Another day you say Bharat, Bharat, Bharat. Just see what it does to your system, then you decide. This was done with a very close observation, a deep understanding of the science of sound and form. When I say the science of sound and form, every sound has a form attached to it. If you feed any sound into an oscilloscope, it gives us a particular pattern, which is a form. So every sound has a form in it, every form has a sound in it. So what kind of sounds have the maximum impact on the human system. This we call them as mantras. Bharat is a mantra. Bharatam is even better, but up north they won't accept it, you have to chop it in the end. Bharat is powerful.

November 21, 2020

3:06

What is the opposite of love – hate or attachment?

Transcript: Generally, we are thinking love, hate are two opposite things. But it is not essentially so, they're just the flip side of the coin, you know. Two sides of the coin. So you can't hate somebody that you have nothing to do with. You're in love with somebody and it turns negative for some reason, that's when real hate, isn't it? So is hate opposite to love? In a way it is. But fundamentally it is not....

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... In a basic way it is not, on the surface it is. I would say attachment is more against love than hate. You would always connect love and attachment. Love and attachment have nothing to do with each other. Hate and attachment, more connected because if it falls this way, it becomes love, if it falls that way, it becomes hate. Attachment, see, the moment attachment enters your life, anxiety comes. Once anxiety comes, fear follows. Once fear comes, madness will follow. Now your child went to school, supposed to come back at 5 O'clock. 6, not come back, anxiety. 7, not come back, madness. 8, not come back, gone totally insane, isn't it? So suddenly you cannot become mad. It is just that it's always there, it just needs a situation to expose you, that's all. It needs a little extreme situation to expose you. It's always there with you, the moment you enter the attachment, you have entered into madness. But right now, you are always thinking love and attachment. The nature of love, if you want to use an analogy, love is like a flower, you know. If you hold it in your hand, you have to walk carefully. You can't do like this, it'll just fall apart in your hands. You have to walk carefully with it. But attachment is not like that, it is concretized. It is like a plastic flower. Plastic is never flower. You may make it look like that, you may spray perfumes on it, but it's not flower. Flower is that which flowers, isn't it? Plastic is not flower. So if you keep flowers in your house, you have to watch it ten times a day. It's a nuisance actually. But it's life. If you buy plastic flowers, five years guarantee. You don't have to look at it, it's always there. If your children are being very naughty, you can pull it out of the ways and whack them with it. Guests are coming, you can put it back. It just serves all purposes, multi-purpose. It's guaranteed, it's convenient, it's cheaper. In every way it makes sense, but it's not life, that's the big difference.

Transcript: Generally, we are thinking love, hate are two opposite things. But it is not essentially so, they're...

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... just the flip side of the coin, you know. Two sides of the coin. So you can't hate somebody that you have nothing to do with. You're in love with somebody and it turns negative for some reason, that's when real hate, isn't it? So is hate opposite to love? In a way it is. But fundamentally it is not. In a basic way it is not, on the surface it is. I would say attachment is more against love than hate. You would always connect love and attachment. Love and attachment have nothing to do with each other. Hate and attachment, more connected because if it falls this way, it becomes love, if it falls that way, it becomes hate. Attachment, see, the moment attachment enters your life, anxiety comes. Once anxiety comes, fear follows. Once fear comes, madness will follow. Now your child went to school, supposed to come back at 5 O'clock. 6, not come back, anxiety. 7, not come back, madness. 8, not come back, gone totally insane, isn't it? So suddenly you cannot become mad. It is just that it's always there, it just needs a situation to expose you, that's all. It needs a little extreme situation to expose you. It's always there with you, the moment you enter the attachment, you have entered into madness. But right now, you are always thinking love and attachment. The nature of love, if you want to use an analogy, love is like a flower, you know. If you hold it in your hand, you have to walk carefully. You can't do like this, it'll just fall apart in your hands. You have to walk carefully with it. But attachment is not like that, it is concretized. It is like a plastic flower. Plastic is never flower. You may make it look like that, you may spray perfumes on it, but it's not flower. Flower is that which flowers, isn't it? Plastic is not flower. So if you keep flowers in your house, you have to watch it ten times a day. It's a nuisance actually. But it's life. If you buy plastic flowers, five years guarantee. You don't have to look at it, it's always there. If your children are being very naughty, you can pull it out of the ways and whack them with it. Guests are coming, you can put it back. It just serves all purposes, multi-purpose. It's guaranteed, it's convenient, it's cheaper. In every way it makes sense, but it's not life, that's the big difference.

November 20, 2020

4:06

What is ‘good’ and what is ‘bad’ – how to find out?

Transcript: I'm trying to equate this to like, polarity. I mean we have, we have light and dark, we have hot and cold, do we have an evil and not evil if you will? Or a good and bad? See, good and bad is not in terms of your belief, or your idea. Anything that sustains and enhances life is what life should be looking for. See, don't look at yourself as a person, don't look at yourself as a man, don't look at yourself...

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... as an American, don't look at yourself from any identity. You just look at yourself as a piece of life, which is the reality, isn't it? You're just a piece of life. So what is life looking for? Always seeking how to enhance it, isn't it? If somebody, because of his ideas or his nonsense, is going against this basic happening of life and enhancement of life, we generally term it negative, or maybe we can call it bad, or evil. But it's just a word. Fundamentally, you're going against your own life. That is the negativity. So in that context, yes. But not as a morality, because moralities keep changing from society to society it's different, from generation to generation it's different, isn't it? Isn't it so?

Transcript: I'm trying to equate this to like, polarity. I mean we have, we have light and dark, we have hot and...

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... cold, do we have an evil and not evil if you will? Or a good and bad? See, good and bad is not in terms of your belief, or your idea. Anything that sustains and enhances life is what life should be looking for. See, don't look at yourself as a person, don't look at yourself as a man, don't look at yourself as an American, don't look at yourself from any identity. You just look at yourself as a piece of life, which is the reality, isn't it? You're just a piece of life. So what is life looking for? Always seeking how to enhance it, isn't it? If somebody, because of his ideas or his nonsense, is going against this basic happening of life and enhancement of life, we generally term it negative, or maybe we can call it bad, or evil. But it's just a word. Fundamentally, you're going against your own life. That is the negativity. So in that context, yes. But not as a morality, because moralities keep changing from society to society it's different, from generation to generation it's different, isn't it? Isn't it so?

November 19, 2020

1:59

The ‘I love you’ mantra – a mutual benefit scheme

Transcript: See, people are talking about. They not only love people around them, they love god these days. Now, if you sincerely look at it, all this is just plain survival. Please you have needs to fulfill. Even if you love somebody, you have needs to fulfill, isn't it? Physical, emotional, psychological, financial, social, so many needs to fulfill you have. To fulfill these needs, 'I love you' is always a good...

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... mantra. On a certain day, Shankaran Pillai went to the park. In the park, on one of the stone benches, a pretty woman was sitting. He went and settled down on the same bench. After a few minutes, he moved closer to her, she moved little away. Few more minutes, again he moved little closer, she moved little away. Now she's at the end of the bench. Now he again moved a little closer. Now the only option is, she has to either get up and leave, or do something else. So she pushed him away. Then Shankaran Pillai waited for a few minutes. Sun was just setting, you know, that evening, twilight, you can say many things. He went down on his knees and told her, "I love you, I love you like I have never loved anybody in my life." This twilight zone. If it is in the middle of the afternoon, nobody would believe you. But you know, when the sun is setting, a woman is always a fool for love. She melted. She melted, things happened between them. Then it's nearing 8 O'clock. Shankaran Pillai got up in a hurry, "I need to go, I need to go." She said, "What? You're going? You said you love me." As far as she's concerned, the moment he uttered the word 'I love you', they have become one. He said, "No, no I need to go. My wife is waiting. 8 O'clock I have to be there." So, 'I love you' is like that open sesame, you know. You know the story? So to get what you want to get, this is a good mantra. As long as you have needs within you, it doesn't arise. Love doesn't arise, please see. Because wherever you go, you have to fulfill your needs. Needs are there. So the whole effort of yoga, in yoga we never talk about love. Not because there's no value to it, simply because if you try, it will not come. If you transcend your needs, you will naturally become loving. People, whom you claim to love, please see there is an arrangement. It's a mutual benefit scheme. You give me this, I'll give you that. But if you don't give me this, I won't give you that, isn't it so?

Transcript: See, people are talking about. They not only love people around them, they love god these days. Now,...

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... if you sincerely look at it, all this is just plain survival. Please you have needs to fulfill. Even if you love somebody, you have needs to fulfill, isn't it? Physical, emotional, psychological, financial, social, so many needs to fulfill you have. To fulfill these needs, 'I love you' is always a good mantra. On a certain day, Shankaran Pillai went to the park. In the park, on one of the stone benches, a pretty woman was sitting. He went and settled down on the same bench. After a few minutes, he moved closer to her, she moved little away. Few more minutes, again he moved little closer, she moved little away. Now she's at the end of the bench. Now he again moved a little closer. Now the only option is, she has to either get up and leave, or do something else. So she pushed him away. Then Shankaran Pillai waited for a few minutes. Sun was just setting, you know, that evening, twilight, you can say many things. He went down on his knees and told her, "I love you, I love you like I have never loved anybody in my life." This twilight zone. If it is in the middle of the afternoon, nobody would believe you. But you know, when the sun is setting, a woman is always a fool for love. She melted. She melted, things happened between them. Then it's nearing 8 O'clock. Shankaran Pillai got up in a hurry, "I need to go, I need to go." She said, "What? You're going? You said you love me." As far as she's concerned, the moment he uttered the word 'I love you', they have become one. He said, "No, no I need to go. My wife is waiting. 8 O'clock I have to be there." So, 'I love you' is like that open sesame, you know. You know the story? So to get what you want to get, this is a good mantra. As long as you have needs within you, it doesn't arise. Love doesn't arise, please see. Because wherever you go, you have to fulfill your needs. Needs are there. So the whole effort of yoga, in yoga we never talk about love. Not because there's no value to it, simply because if you try, it will not come. If you transcend your needs, you will naturally become loving. People, whom you claim to love, please see there is an arrangement. It's a mutual benefit scheme. You give me this, I'll give you that. But if you don't give me this, I won't give you that, isn't it so?

November 17, 2020

3:59

Should I control my excitement?

Transcript: I wanted to know basically, how to control excitement? If you could give me an easy or simple way, which I can follow. We can, we can do that if we just have you shot. After that you'll be cold and unexciting. Why do you want to control excitement? I want you to be in a state of excitement all the time. Your problem is, because see, people have been telling you this, if you're too happy, sadness will...

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... follow. Do you understand? They've been saying this traditionally. So you're laughing too much, so tomorrow you will cry. This observation has come because you are not functioning from your awareness. You're cyclical in your nature. If you become too much laughing today, tomorrow you will cry because it keeps happening for people. For many people, it's true. For a lot of people it is true. It is from that context, you are saying, don't want excitement because excitement leads to trouble, isn't it? If you can be blissful and always in a state of excitement, is it not nice? I'm always excited about everything. There's nothing that doesn't excite me. That's why I'm asking question to you, Swami ji. So I'm saying, why do you want to kill the excitement? No, you must bring the necessary balance, that excitement doesn't lead to disaster, isn't it? Excitement means life is happening more intensely, isn't it? Always it must be happening at maximum intensity. But now you should create the necessary balance, so that your excitement doesn't lead to disastrous situations within you. So ask for the right thing, you need the necessary balance. Not to kill life. Because if you live life, something may happen. If you live life, something may happen, so the best thing is to fall dead. That's the logic you're going, right now. Is it the answer? No. If you live life, injury may happen, tragedy may happen, so best thing is fall dead right now, so that nothing happens to you. That's definitely 100% insurance, but that's not the way, isn't it? You want to be alive, exuberantly alive, and still maintain the balance. You're half alive and you're peaceful, it doesn't mean anything. You're exuberantly alive and still you're peaceful, this is beautiful. This is fantastic. Or you're exuberant, and once in a while you lose your balance, that's still okay with me. But you're dead and peaceful, it doesn't mean anything to me nor does it mean anything to life, isn't it?

Transcript: I wanted to know basically, how to control excitement? If you could give me an easy or simple way, which...

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... I can follow. We can, we can do that if we just have you shot. After that you'll be cold and unexciting. Why do you want to control excitement? I want you to be in a state of excitement all the time. Your problem is, because see, people have been telling you this, if you're too happy, sadness will follow. Do you understand? They've been saying this traditionally. So you're laughing too much, so tomorrow you will cry. This observation has come because you are not functioning from your awareness. You're cyclical in your nature. If you become too much laughing today, tomorrow you will cry because it keeps happening for people. For many people, it's true. For a lot of people it is true. It is from that context, you are saying, don't want excitement because excitement leads to trouble, isn't it? If you can be blissful and always in a state of excitement, is it not nice? I'm always excited about everything. There's nothing that doesn't excite me. That's why I'm asking question to you, Swami ji. So I'm saying, why do you want to kill the excitement? No, you must bring the necessary balance, that excitement doesn't lead to disaster, isn't it? Excitement means life is happening more intensely, isn't it? Always it must be happening at maximum intensity. But now you should create the necessary balance, so that your excitement doesn't lead to disastrous situations within you. So ask for the right thing, you need the necessary balance. Not to kill life. Because if you live life, something may happen. If you live life, something may happen, so the best thing is to fall dead. That's the logic you're going, right now. Is it the answer? No. If you live life, injury may happen, tragedy may happen, so best thing is fall dead right now, so that nothing happens to you. That's definitely 100% insurance, but that's not the way, isn't it? You want to be alive, exuberantly alive, and still maintain the balance. You're half alive and you're peaceful, it doesn't mean anything. You're exuberantly alive and still you're peaceful, this is beautiful. This is fantastic. Or you're exuberant, and once in a while you lose your balance, that's still okay with me. But you're dead and peaceful, it doesn't mean anything to me nor does it mean anything to life, isn't it?

November 16, 2020

3:46

How to stay fit for life? What does Sadhguru do to stay fit?

Transcript: Well, from the age of 12, I started a process. A powerful system of yoga called Angamardana. Angamardana literally means to have complete mastery over your limbs. This is a powerful way of strengthening your sinuses. This has kept me intact through the various rigours of life, variety of injuries, all kinds of mad things I have done with my body. Well here's my breakfast. It's very important that every...

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... one of you stay fit. Fit for life. Being fit for life means, hardness in the body, sharpness in your mind and softness in your heart. Here, here, here. To stay fit, I used to play lots of games, but these days the schedules don't allow. And also too many injuries. So I play a bit of golf and at least once a year, minimum once a year, I'm in the mountains 18,000-19,000 feet by myself. Well that's my medical checkup, I have no medical checkups. That's my stress test. You know what that means. If I fail, I fail.

Transcript: Well, from the age of 12, I started a process. A powerful system of yoga called Angamardana. Angamardana...

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... literally means to have complete mastery over your limbs. This is a powerful way of strengthening your sinuses. This has kept me intact through the various rigours of life, variety of injuries, all kinds of mad things I have done with my body. Well here's my breakfast. It's very important that every one of you stay fit. Fit for life. Being fit for life means, hardness in the body, sharpness in your mind and softness in your heart. Here, here, here. To stay fit, I used to play lots of games, but these days the schedules don't allow. And also too many injuries. So I play a bit of golf and at least once a year, minimum once a year, I'm in the mountains 18,000-19,000 feet by myself. Well that's my medical checkup, I have no medical checkups. That's my stress test. You know what that means. If I fail, I fail.

November 15, 2020

1:51

Was the 60s Hippie movement spiritual?

Transcript: This 60s business. The beauty about this is, a whole generation, at least a part of the generation, realized the existing society here, whatever they're talking about, they knew nothing. Stupid people talking all kinds of nonsense with great confidence. Not just about the world, about the other world, and the heaven, and the hierarchy in the heaven, everything they're talking but they don't know a...

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... damn thing. Whatever hierarchy that you create right from your childhood in somebody's mind. This is the beauty of intoxicants, when they get intoxicated, they don't care a damn you're a father, you're a priest, you're something, you're god, they don't care a damn. Right now they are high. That is the beautiful part of it, that hierarchy falls down. But the problem, is your awareness also falls down. That's the ugly part of it. If you could be drunk, totally intoxicated, and fully aware, it would be a fabulous thing. That's why we chose yoga. Because you can be totally drunk, look into my eyes and see, I'm stoned all the time. But aware enough for this world and the next. So this was the beauty of the 60s and the ugliness of 60s is unaware. They became like animals over a period of time. They thought with the seeking, they'll go beyond where all this conservative nonsense is going on. Where, you have to put a nose around your neck even to sit or stand. If you have to eat, you have to eat like this. If you have to stand, you have to stand like that. It was becoming so horribly restrictive. They wanted to break away from everything and that search looked beautiful. But they lost their awareness and they floundered, they didn't know which way to look. Wherever they looked, they were only deceived or they got deceived because they were unaware. Whichever way, it didn't work. But still there is a certain beauty to it, at least somebody searched. Yes? You failed, that's not the point. At least you searched, it's a good thing. So they were like children, not knowing anything, but they had a longing. They had a longing to seek something which is not in their grasp. When somebody is wanting to know, when somebody is seeking, genuinely seeking, there is a certain beauty to that atmosphere, because at least people are admitting we don't know a damn thing, you know, which is nice. Whenever a human being does not know, he becomes gentle and wonderful, have you seen this? Yes? So that's the good thing about the 60s, but the outcome was definitely not good. Because your intentions may be great, your search may be great, but unless you do the right things, right things will not happen to you.

Transcript: This 60s business. The beauty about this is, a whole generation, at least a part of the generation, realized...

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... the existing society here, whatever they're talking about, they knew nothing. Stupid people talking all kinds of nonsense with great confidence. Not just about the world, about the other world, and the heaven, and the hierarchy in the heaven, everything they're talking but they don't know a damn thing. Whatever hierarchy that you create right from your childhood in somebody's mind. This is the beauty of intoxicants, when they get intoxicated, they don't care a damn you're a father, you're a priest, you're something, you're god, they don't care a damn. Right now they are high. That is the beautiful part of it, that hierarchy falls down. But the problem, is your awareness also falls down. That's the ugly part of it. If you could be drunk, totally intoxicated, and fully aware, it would be a fabulous thing. That's why we chose yoga. Because you can be totally drunk, look into my eyes and see, I'm stoned all the time. But aware enough for this world and the next. So this was the beauty of the 60s and the ugliness of 60s is unaware. They became like animals over a period of time. They thought with the seeking, they'll go beyond where all this conservative nonsense is going on. Where, you have to put a nose around your neck even to sit or stand. If you have to eat, you have to eat like this. If you have to stand, you have to stand like that. It was becoming so horribly restrictive. They wanted to break away from everything and that search looked beautiful. But they lost their awareness and they floundered, they didn't know which way to look. Wherever they looked, they were only deceived or they got deceived because they were unaware. Whichever way, it didn't work. But still there is a certain beauty to it, at least somebody searched. Yes? You failed, that's not the point. At least you searched, it's a good thing. So they were like children, not knowing anything, but they had a longing. They had a longing to seek something which is not in their grasp. When somebody is wanting to know, when somebody is seeking, genuinely seeking, there is a certain beauty to that atmosphere, because at least people are admitting we don't know a damn thing, you know, which is nice. Whenever a human being does not know, he becomes gentle and wonderful, have you seen this? Yes? So that's the good thing about the 60s, but the outcome was definitely not good. Because your intentions may be great, your search may be great, but unless you do the right things, right things will not happen to you.

November 14, 2020

3:39

Listen to the birds for a better weather forecast than meteorologist

Transcript: One thing that we can know from birds, probably better than any meteorological instruments is, if we listen to them carefully, we would know the meteorological conditions, or the weather patterns very well. Many studies have observed this, on the banks of Ganga and also Narmada river, certain birds, which nest very close to the water, by looking at where they build the nest at what height, people know...

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... whether this year there is going to be a flood or not. I'm saying, the birds build this nest at least four months before monsoons. But, they will build the nest much lower if the rains are not going to be too heavy and there's not going to be any flood. But if there is going to be a flood, they will build it way higher up. Just by observing this, traditionally people have always known, this year it's going to flood, this year it's not going to flood. So obviously before any of the normal, what our instruments can read in terms of meteorological conditions before water vapour, temperature, other things manifest, already there are science in nature, which a bird is able to see. Probably among human beings, one creature who pays maximum attention to meteorological conditions, is an aviator. A farmer to some extent, but much more an aviator because one who wants to fly is always watching out for the weather, because that will decide whether you're going to fly or not. Whether you will fly all the way to another world or you're going to land in this world. A lot depends on the weather. So birds being avians, probably they have learned to pay attention to nature in terms of meteorological conditions like nobody else. There are many other aspects one knows about the migratory patterns of the birds. Where in distinctly, they know the weather patterns, otherwise they cannot make this flight, long distance flights across continents. So if one wants to know whether definitely listening to birds would be great, maybe not all of them, those who soar in the sky, those who depend very much on rising in the sky.

Transcript: One thing that we can know from birds, probably better than any meteorological instruments is, if we...

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... listen to them carefully, we would know the meteorological conditions, or the weather patterns very well. Many studies have observed this, on the banks of Ganga and also Narmada river, certain birds, which nest very close to the water, by looking at where they build the nest at what height, people know whether this year there is going to be a flood or not. I'm saying, the birds build this nest at least four months before monsoons. But, they will build the nest much lower if the rains are not going to be too heavy and there's not going to be any flood. But if there is going to be a flood, they will build it way higher up. Just by observing this, traditionally people have always known, this year it's going to flood, this year it's not going to flood. So obviously before any of the normal, what our instruments can read in terms of meteorological conditions before water vapour, temperature, other things manifest, already there are science in nature, which a bird is able to see. Probably among human beings, one creature who pays maximum attention to meteorological conditions, is an aviator. A farmer to some extent, but much more an aviator because one who wants to fly is always watching out for the weather, because that will decide whether you're going to fly or not. Whether you will fly all the way to another world or you're going to land in this world. A lot depends on the weather. So birds being avians, probably they have learned to pay attention to nature in terms of meteorological conditions like nobody else. There are many other aspects one knows about the migratory patterns of the birds. Where in distinctly, they know the weather patterns, otherwise they cannot make this flight, long distance flights across continents. So if one wants to know whether definitely listening to birds would be great, maybe not all of them, those who soar in the sky, those who depend very much on rising in the sky.

November 13, 2020

3:25

Benefits of applying Red Kumkum

Transcript: So you need to understand what's colour, first of all. The colour of any substance is not because of what it is. It is what it rejects, or what it gives away, or what it reflects. Something looks red not because it's red. Because of the seven colors, that the white light contains, it holds back everything and reflects red. So it looks red. So red does not mean it is red. Red means it is not red. Do...

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... you understand? Yes. Something is red not because it's red, because it doesn't want red. That's why it looks red. So whatever you give away, that will be your quality in the world also, isn't it? So Devi's colour is red because she gives away red. Red means, if you're walking in the forest, it's all green. But there will be one spot of red somewhere, one red flower blossoming that draws your attention, because in your perception red is the most vibrant of all the colours. All other colours may be pretty, good, nice, but red is vibrant, vibrant, vibrant. Sindoor, you must understand, the important thing is that it is turmeric. That is, it's properly made. If you take the sindoor from the Devi, it's made of turmeric. If you buy elsewhere, it's a chemical powder. If you want to chemically poison yourself, you must use that. Turmeric has phenomenal benefits. So there is a certain way of using the turmeric. Turmeric and lime together makes this and it is very, very beneficial. And the colour turns red and it is also used as a symbolism in the society. If a woman is wearing sindoor, she's married. That means she's not approachable. Essentially, it was a social way of discerning who is who in the society. And it has certain health and other benefits to apply. Turmeric, the colour, is you don't want to put yellow color on your head like Mussolini. So red is better and it is also the colour of the Devi always. Not just here, always.

Transcript: So you need to understand what's colour, first of all. The colour of any substance is not because of...

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... what it is. It is what it rejects, or what it gives away, or what it reflects. Something looks red not because it's red. Because of the seven colors, that the white light contains, it holds back everything and reflects red. So it looks red. So red does not mean it is red. Red means it is not red. Do you understand? Yes. Something is red not because it's red, because it doesn't want red. That's why it looks red. So whatever you give away, that will be your quality in the world also, isn't it? So Devi's colour is red because she gives away red. Red means, if you're walking in the forest, it's all green. But there will be one spot of red somewhere, one red flower blossoming that draws your attention, because in your perception red is the most vibrant of all the colours. All other colours may be pretty, good, nice, but red is vibrant, vibrant, vibrant. Sindoor, you must understand, the important thing is that it is turmeric. That is, it's properly made. If you take the sindoor from the Devi, it's made of turmeric. If you buy elsewhere, it's a chemical powder. If you want to chemically poison yourself, you must use that. Turmeric has phenomenal benefits. So there is a certain way of using the turmeric. Turmeric and lime together makes this and it is very, very beneficial. And the colour turns red and it is also used as a symbolism in the society. If a woman is wearing sindoor, she's married. That means she's not approachable. Essentially, it was a social way of discerning who is who in the society. And it has certain health and other benefits to apply. Turmeric, the colour, is you don't want to put yellow color on your head like Mussolini. So red is better and it is also the colour of the Devi always. Not just here, always.

November 12, 2020

3:31

Sexuality – No need to brush it under the carpet

Transcript: See, we have a biology, we cannot put it under the carpet. It's there. It's best we address it for what it is. But right now the problem in the world is, because certain religious institutions in the world took this attitude, that the very biology of the human being is wrong. Because of this, culture started hiding it under the carpet. Well in this culture we never had it, but after the British came...

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... and left, we became more prudish than the British. But before that, if you look at our temples. All the outside temple art is all pornographic. If that's what you want to call it. But, we don't call it pornographic. We are only talking about the various dimensions of human biology. Because we don't see it as wrong, but we see it as the periphery of life. If you stay there only, you will stay on the physical dimension forever, you will not explore anything else. So in the temple or always it's the periphery. You are supposed to look at that and understand it's the periphery of life and try to make an attempt to go deeper. But at the same time, not to be in denial of it. Not to glorify it, or not to be in denial of it is the most important thing. But in your college, watching these things on the, whatever, your internet or whatever. People tell me that, somebody told me, I don't know if these percentages are correct. When I was asking, what is the content. I was trying to understand the internet and its content. What is the real content on the internet? They're telling me, you should know. They're telling me 70% of the content on the internet is pornography. Is it so? Is it so? You must be the expert. Is somebody doing PhD on it? They told me 70%. I said 70% is unreasonable and sick levels of pornography. If it occupies a small percentage, it's okay. 70% of a technological platform, which could do millions of things, unfortunately, is pornographic. Just biology of life. It's very unfortunate because once you come as a human being, your biology is not the front end of your life. It is one part of your life. This cerebral capability came so that your intelligence becomes the front end of your life, and if you become conscious, your consciousness becomes the front end of your life. Biology is the front end of a bull. It's okay for him, that's all he knows. But biology should not be the front end of a human life, it is part of our life. We are not denying it.

Transcript: See, we have a biology, we cannot put it under the carpet. It's there. It's best we address it for what...

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... it is. But right now the problem in the world is, because certain religious institutions in the world took this attitude, that the very biology of the human being is wrong. Because of this, culture started hiding it under the carpet. Well in this culture we never had it, but after the British came and left, we became more prudish than the British. But before that, if you look at our temples. All the outside temple art is all pornographic. If that's what you want to call it. But, we don't call it pornographic. We are only talking about the various dimensions of human biology. Because we don't see it as wrong, but we see it as the periphery of life. If you stay there only, you will stay on the physical dimension forever, you will not explore anything else. So in the temple or always it's the periphery. You are supposed to look at that and understand it's the periphery of life and try to make an attempt to go deeper. But at the same time, not to be in denial of it. Not to glorify it, or not to be in denial of it is the most important thing. But in your college, watching these things on the, whatever, your internet or whatever. People tell me that, somebody told me, I don't know if these percentages are correct. When I was asking, what is the content. I was trying to understand the internet and its content. What is the real content on the internet? They're telling me, you should know. They're telling me 70% of the content on the internet is pornography. Is it so? Is it so? You must be the expert. Is somebody doing PhD on it? They told me 70%. I said 70% is unreasonable and sick levels of pornography. If it occupies a small percentage, it's okay. 70% of a technological platform, which could do millions of things, unfortunately, is pornographic. Just biology of life. It's very unfortunate because once you come as a human being, your biology is not the front end of your life. It is one part of your life. This cerebral capability came so that your intelligence becomes the front end of your life, and if you become conscious, your consciousness becomes the front end of your life. Biology is the front end of a bull. It's okay for him, that's all he knows. But biology should not be the front end of a human life, it is part of our life. We are not denying it.

November 11, 2020

3:29

Mike Tyson asks Sadhguru – How can we get peace?

Transcript: Hey Sadhguru, it's me, Mike. And good luck with your motorcycle tour across America. And I had a question to ask you, I was wondering the year 2020, with all this, you know, the diversity and division and yes, all the controversy with the coronavirus. How do you think we're gonna receive any peace in this crisis? Namaskaram Mike, Sadhguru here. I heard that you are again training for a fight. Are...

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... you ready to fight the terminator? No, no, no, don't take it seriously. Let me. Okay, that's me, you can see. No punching, okay? About peace. About peace, we must understand peace will not happen in America, Africa, India, anywhere. Peace can only happen within us. And, as everything is in terms of human experience, it happens only from within us. That is true for peace also. Well, one way of putting this is, all human experience has a chemical basis to it. We must explore this, how to create a chemistry of blissfulness. This is what Inner Engineering is about. I'm sorry we were not able to teach you the practice. If you are willing, I'll ask one of the teachers to come and teach you the practice. which will create a chemistry of peacefulness and blissfulness. This is the only way forward for humanity. If we are expecting outside situations will be all wonderful for us. No, anytime they can turn around, as you see right now. But outside situation is not the real thing. What's happening within us is the real thing. And we can ensure that what happens within us happens the way we want it. Of course, as you say you want peace. If peace happens, you will want joy. If joy happens, you will want blissfulness. If blissfulness happens, you will want ecstatic states of being. Well, all this is possible within the human being, if only we are willing to turn around and do what is needed within ourselves. It's my wish and my blessing. You must know peace and blissfulness. Everything that's possible that we can do, we'll do it for you. The initial invitation for fight, don't take that seriously with me, okay? Please. All the best for you, whatever you're training for. It's wonderful at this stage in your life, you're coming back at least for the fun of it, if not for competition part. It's really great that you're in a shape to even attempt this. Wonderful. You must ride with me, Mike. I'm exploring spiritual America on my motorcycle. Ride with me.

Transcript: Hey Sadhguru, it's me, Mike. And good luck with your motorcycle tour across America. And I had a question...

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... to ask you, I was wondering the year 2020, with all this, you know, the diversity and division and yes, all the controversy with the coronavirus. How do you think we're gonna receive any peace in this crisis? Namaskaram Mike, Sadhguru here. I heard that you are again training for a fight. Are you ready to fight the terminator? No, no, no, don't take it seriously. Let me. Okay, that's me, you can see. No punching, okay? About peace. About peace, we must understand peace will not happen in America, Africa, India, anywhere. Peace can only happen within us. And, as everything is in terms of human experience, it happens only from within us. That is true for peace also. Well, one way of putting this is, all human experience has a chemical basis to it. We must explore this, how to create a chemistry of blissfulness. This is what Inner Engineering is about. I'm sorry we were not able to teach you the practice. If you are willing, I'll ask one of the teachers to come and teach you the practice. which will create a chemistry of peacefulness and blissfulness. This is the only way forward for humanity. If we are expecting outside situations will be all wonderful for us. No, anytime they can turn around, as you see right now. But outside situation is not the real thing. What's happening within us is the real thing. And we can ensure that what happens within us happens the way we want it. Of course, as you say you want peace. If peace happens, you will want joy. If joy happens, you will want blissfulness. If blissfulness happens, you will want ecstatic states of being. Well, all this is possible within the human being, if only we are willing to turn around and do what is needed within ourselves. It's my wish and my blessing. You must know peace and blissfulness. Everything that's possible that we can do, we'll do it for you. The initial invitation for fight, don't take that seriously with me, okay? Please. All the best for you, whatever you're training for. It's wonderful at this stage in your life, you're coming back at least for the fun of it, if not for competition part. It's really great that you're in a shape to even attempt this. Wonderful. You must ride with me, Mike. I'm exploring spiritual America on my motorcycle. Ride with me.

November 10, 2020

3:33

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