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How to handle grief of losing someone dear?

Transcript: Let us understand this. This is not to belittle anybody's loss. But I want you to understand this that grief is always about loss. Loss means that we lost something. It is not about somebody's death. People can grieve loss of possession, positions, or even professions. So it's essentially about that an individual human being lost something. When it comes to people, if you lose them to death, the significance...

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... of this loss is that it cannot be replaced. Possessions can be replaced, positions can be replaced. Money and wealth can be replaced. But when we lose a person, we cannot replace. So the grief becomes more profound in this case. This is happening to us simply because we have built our persona like a collage. Who we are is because of what we possess, the positions that we hold, the relationships that we hold, and the people who are in our lives. If any one of these things fall out, it leaves a vacuum in our persona. This is what we're suffering. So it's very important that our relationships come from the basis of our fullness. Not as an instrument to fill our life with a relationship. If you use a relationship to make yourself complete, then when you lose it you become empty. If you form a relationship because you want to share your fullness, then there will be no grief. When we lose somebody very dear to us all this may not work. This looks like trivializing one's loss. So this must be cultivated throughout our life. That who we are is not determined by what we have in our lives. Who we are decides what we have in our lives. This must happen to every human being. This is what spiritual process means.

Transcript: Let us understand this. This is not to belittle anybody's loss. But I want you to understand this that...

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... grief is always about loss. Loss means that we lost something. It is not about somebody's death. People can grieve loss of possession, positions, or even professions. So it's essentially about that an individual human being lost something. When it comes to people, if you lose them to death, the significance of this loss is that it cannot be replaced. Possessions can be replaced, positions can be replaced. Money and wealth can be replaced. But when we lose a person, we cannot replace. So the grief becomes more profound in this case. This is happening to us simply because we have built our persona like a collage. Who we are is because of what we possess, the positions that we hold, the relationships that we hold, and the people who are in our lives. If any one of these things fall out, it leaves a vacuum in our persona. This is what we're suffering. So it's very important that our relationships come from the basis of our fullness. Not as an instrument to fill our life with a relationship. If you use a relationship to make yourself complete, then when you lose it you become empty. If you form a relationship because you want to share your fullness, then there will be no grief. When we lose somebody very dear to us all this may not work. This looks like trivializing one's loss. So this must be cultivated throughout our life. That who we are is not determined by what we have in our lives. Who we are decides what we have in our lives. This must happen to every human being. This is what spiritual process means.

September 12, 2020

2:39

How to get out of depression?

Transcript: If things are going wrong with your life, it's bad enough. If you get depressed, you're only multiplying the problem. For this, the activists have been, you also, you also? Okay. Okay, I'll explain that. I very much understand, I'm closely associated with various people who are in the profession. And, there are many people, because everyday I'm meeting thousands of people, not everybody is perfectly...

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... sane. Lot of them go off, they need doctor's help, everything. It's not we're discounting that. But if you do not bring the fundamental responsibility in every human being, that their physical and mental health is their business. If you do not bring this from an early age, you will see a lot more people will go off. Don't think everybody is pathologically ill. No. Those who are pathologically ill, without medication for periods of time, they may not be able to come out at all. Some of them will never come out, that is also there. That's a different matter. But we're talking about all the fringe kind of madness. Which all of us have. Something goes wrong, I can also drive myself into depression. I can also drive myself into depression. Something that I want doesn't happen, everybody is capable of driving themselves into depression. Isn't it so? Is it possible or not? So what you're saying is depression is not a choice? I mean, is that what you're saying, you think depression is a choice? Please understand. There are some who are pathologically ill. It gets them inspite of themselves. But many of them push themselves into it. Suppose you get very angry, what is the expression you use? I'm mad at you! So, consciously, willingly, you're getting mad because you get some results in the society. If you keep trying it, because the line between sanity and insanity is so thin, if you push, push, one day you will cross. There are many, many, many people in the world, who need not be ill. Both physically and mentally, not just mental illness I'm talking. Both physically and mentally, they need not be ill. See right now, for last 50 years, some millions of cardiac surgeries have been done. Today surgeons are clearly telling you, if you go off red meat, you eat the right food, if you exercise, you will not come for the surgery table. Is that against your cardiology? Why is psychology such an insecure profession? Absolutely not. There's a certain diagnostic criteria. So I might be sad, I might be extremely sad, but that does not mean that I'm depressed. I'm entitled to my sadness. See. Please, who doesn't know this? Do I look so simplistic that I don't understand seombody is sad and somebody is depressed? But is it possible that many people push themselves into depressive states at certain times in their life? And the same people, also came out in a determined way. Is it there? Thousands of them. Is it there or no? Many of them. So, if I say it is open, everybody need to end up with chemicals. Maybe it's against a particular profession, but we're talking for humanity.

Transcript: If things are going wrong with your life, it's bad enough. If you get depressed, you're only multiplying...

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... the problem. For this, the activists have been, you also, you also? Okay. Okay, I'll explain that. I very much understand, I'm closely associated with various people who are in the profession. And, there are many people, because everyday I'm meeting thousands of people, not everybody is perfectly sane. Lot of them go off, they need doctor's help, everything. It's not we're discounting that. But if you do not bring the fundamental responsibility in every human being, that their physical and mental health is their business. If you do not bring this from an early age, you will see a lot more people will go off. Don't think everybody is pathologically ill. No. Those who are pathologically ill, without medication for periods of time, they may not be able to come out at all. Some of them will never come out, that is also there. That's a different matter. But we're talking about all the fringe kind of madness. Which all of us have. Something goes wrong, I can also drive myself into depression. I can also drive myself into depression. Something that I want doesn't happen, everybody is capable of driving themselves into depression. Isn't it so? Is it possible or not? So what you're saying is depression is not a choice? I mean, is that what you're saying, you think depression is a choice? Please understand. There are some who are pathologically ill. It gets them inspite of themselves. But many of them push themselves into it. Suppose you get very angry, what is the expression you use? I'm mad at you! So, consciously, willingly, you're getting mad because you get some results in the society. If you keep trying it, because the line between sanity and insanity is so thin, if you push, push, one day you will cross. There are many, many, many people in the world, who need not be ill. Both physically and mentally, not just mental illness I'm talking. Both physically and mentally, they need not be ill. See right now, for last 50 years, some millions of cardiac surgeries have been done. Today surgeons are clearly telling you, if you go off red meat, you eat the right food, if you exercise, you will not come for the surgery table. Is that against your cardiology? Why is psychology such an insecure profession? Absolutely not. There's a certain diagnostic criteria. So I might be sad, I might be extremely sad, but that does not mean that I'm depressed. I'm entitled to my sadness. See. Please, who doesn't know this? Do I look so simplistic that I don't understand seombody is sad and somebody is depressed? But is it possible that many people push themselves into depressive states at certain times in their life? And the same people, also came out in a determined way. Is it there? Thousands of them. Is it there or no? Many of them. So, if I say it is open, everybody need to end up with chemicals. Maybe it's against a particular profession, but we're talking for humanity.

August 26, 2020

3:36

What is the one hope to cling to when you are fully shattered?

Transcript: When he's fully shattered, what can he do? The question is, do you want to allow yourself to be full shattered? That's the question. And many things that don't work out in your early life, you will see later on, it is a great blessing. Even if you're put through the most horrible situations, either you can come out, using that experience, as a better human being, or you can use the experience to become...

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... a horrible mess. So whenever something hurts you, there are two options - you can either become wounded, or you can become wise. This is the choice. The more things hurt you early on in your life, the wiser you should have become, isn't it? But unfortunately, most people become wounded. This is simply because they just need an excuse to turn their own intelligence against themselves. That's all. Especially if the world around you turns against you, is it not very, very important that your intelligence stands up for you?

Transcript: When he's fully shattered, what can he do? The question is, do you want to allow yourself to be full...

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... shattered? That's the question. And many things that don't work out in your early life, you will see later on, it is a great blessing. Even if you're put through the most horrible situations, either you can come out, using that experience, as a better human being, or you can use the experience to become a horrible mess. So whenever something hurts you, there are two options - you can either become wounded, or you can become wise. This is the choice. The more things hurt you early on in your life, the wiser you should have become, isn't it? But unfortunately, most people become wounded. This is simply because they just need an excuse to turn their own intelligence against themselves. That's all. Especially if the world around you turns against you, is it not very, very important that your intelligence stands up for you?

August 25, 2020

1:36

Why are even successful youth like Sushant Singh Rajput committing suicide?

Transcript: Suicide is not a pleasant thing. Not at all a pleasant thing because for a human being to make... see when somebody dies, commits suicide, we are just thinking oh, he committed suicide. It's not like that. You must look at what psychologically that person goes through to come to that decision. It's the most horrible part of one's life where somewhere, they feel so trapped. Either by physical situations,...

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... financial situations, or emotional situations. So absolutely trapped when there is no other way. This is when they take that kind of violent exit which you call as suicide. And, if we, if someone tries to kill somebody, that somebody has some defense. They can fight, they can run, they can protect themselves, some resistence is possible. But when you start hurting this one, this is the most helpless life and it is the worst kind of torture that you can do is to torture this one. Because this is an absolutely helpless life with yourself, isn't it? Somebody else has some defenses. So suicide need not be seen in terms of statistics, one hour they are dying. Even if one person commits suicide, it's a human concern. It must be a concern for the whole humanity. Why is this happening? You must understand in this country, in 2017, 7,600 children below 15 years of age have committed suicide. Below 15 years of age, when they must be bursting with life and wanting to live. Below 15 years of age if they want to commit suicide, what is it? We are somewhere driving ourselves to a certain desperation. One big cause for all this is education system unfortunately. It's the schooling system which is killing people. Because if you get 98, you are no good, you know. People will ask you where is the other 2%? So, apart from this, there are various other things. Economic things are there, emotional things are there. Various kinds of things for a human being. Essentially, simply because there is no clarity about life in some way. See, youth means, it's life in making. Youth, the most significant aspect of youth is they are full of energy, they have huge amount of energy. When I say energy, after all our life is a combination of a certain amount of energy and a certain amount of time, isn't it? So youth means an exuberant energy. But, most of the time the problem with the youth is they don't have the necessary clarity, nor balance. If only, if you could bring 10% more clarity and 10% more balance in their life, then the way they are right now, this energy would translate into something fantastic. Because if individual genius has to unfold, the most important thing is there is balance and clarity. There is a way to bring clarity to life. You have energy, if you bring clarity and balance, you could be a wonderful life early on, fanastic you can be. But if you have energy and you don't have the necessary balance and clarity, you could become a disaster right here. Both for yourself and the world as such.

Transcript: Suicide is not a pleasant thing. Not at all a pleasant thing because for a human being to make... see...

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... when somebody dies, commits suicide, we are just thinking oh, he committed suicide. It's not like that. You must look at what psychologically that person goes through to come to that decision. It's the most horrible part of one's life where somewhere, they feel so trapped. Either by physical situations, financial situations, or emotional situations. So absolutely trapped when there is no other way. This is when they take that kind of violent exit which you call as suicide. And, if we, if someone tries to kill somebody, that somebody has some defense. They can fight, they can run, they can protect themselves, some resistence is possible. But when you start hurting this one, this is the most helpless life and it is the worst kind of torture that you can do is to torture this one. Because this is an absolutely helpless life with yourself, isn't it? Somebody else has some defenses. So suicide need not be seen in terms of statistics, one hour they are dying. Even if one person commits suicide, it's a human concern. It must be a concern for the whole humanity. Why is this happening? You must understand in this country, in 2017, 7,600 children below 15 years of age have committed suicide. Below 15 years of age, when they must be bursting with life and wanting to live. Below 15 years of age if they want to commit suicide, what is it? We are somewhere driving ourselves to a certain desperation. One big cause for all this is education system unfortunately. It's the schooling system which is killing people. Because if you get 98, you are no good, you know. People will ask you where is the other 2%? So, apart from this, there are various other things. Economic things are there, emotional things are there. Various kinds of things for a human being. Essentially, simply because there is no clarity about life in some way. See, youth means, it's life in making. Youth, the most significant aspect of youth is they are full of energy, they have huge amount of energy. When I say energy, after all our life is a combination of a certain amount of energy and a certain amount of time, isn't it? So youth means an exuberant energy. But, most of the time the problem with the youth is they don't have the necessary clarity, nor balance. If only, if you could bring 10% more clarity and 10% more balance in their life, then the way they are right now, this energy would translate into something fantastic. Because if individual genius has to unfold, the most important thing is there is balance and clarity. There is a way to bring clarity to life. You have energy, if you bring clarity and balance, you could be a wonderful life early on, fanastic you can be. But if you have energy and you don't have the necessary balance and clarity, you could become a disaster right here. Both for yourself and the world as such.

June 17, 2020

3:46

How to overcome suicidal thoughts?

Synopsis: During a Youth & Truth event, a student asks sadhguru - "In helplessness, many youngsters start thinking of ending their life. On this topic many questions were asked. One of them is - many of my close friends are suicidal. What could I do, to help them to get rid of this thought. And, they don't want to do yoga." Sadhguru first explains that yoga is not about impossible postures. He says - yoga...

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... means 'union'. Every cell is in constant transaction with the outside world.

Synopsis: During a Youth & Truth event, a student asks sadhguru - "In helplessness, many youngsters start thinking...

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... of ending their life. On this topic many questions were asked. One of them is - many of my close friends are suicidal. What could I do, to help them to get rid of this thought. And, they don't want to do yoga." Sadhguru first explains that yoga is not about impossible postures. He says - yoga means 'union'. Every cell is in constant transaction with the outside world.

May 22, 2019

6:31

How do I deal with my insecurities?

Synopsis: In the talk Sadhguru tells us what is the basis of our insecurity. The most important thing is to come to terms with mortality. There is no security in life. But the basis of insecurity is that we have forgotten about our mortality. Once we are aware that we are mortal, and that we are here only for a certain amount of time, then there will be no insecurity. Because there is nothing to gain and nothing...

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... to lose in this life. So, the most important thing is to see how profound, intense and beautiful is our experience of life.

Synopsis: In the talk Sadhguru tells us what is the basis of our insecurity. The most important thing is to come...

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... to terms with mortality. There is no security in life. But the basis of insecurity is that we have forgotten about our mortality. Once we are aware that we are mortal, and that we are here only for a certain amount of time, then there will be no insecurity. Because there is nothing to gain and nothing to lose in this life. So, the most important thing is to see how profound, intense and beautiful is our experience of life.

January 22, 2019

10:28

Depression: Cause, Effect & Solution

This is a must read article for insights into mental health. Sadhguru tells us - "Fundamentally, you expected something to happen and it did not happen." This is the root of depression. Most of the depression is self-created, though few are pathologically ill. Depression makes one cynical and self-damaging. Sadhguru says - "..when you get sad, if you are going to get irritable and angry, and think the whole world is wrong, you are a fool." For one who is wise, one can also use this situation as a tool to grow. How to get out of depression - "One of the simplest and best ways of establishing balance is lots of physical activity in a natural environment – ideally from an early age."

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September 30, 2020

8 min read

Relieve Stress and Anxiety Just By Sitting This Way

Most of the ailments in the body, other than infections, come from within. So, it is your own responsibility to fix it. When it comes to mental health, it is a little more sensitive. But that is your responsibility too. The doctor can not fix your sadness. Do not confuse between sadness and psychological illness. If you are medically ill, through chemicals, they can fix it to some extent. Stress and Anxiety in the system indicate that something is out of balance. You can bring balance to the system through some simple ways. The simplest thing is to sit in a particular way.

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May 25, 2019

5 min read

How Not To Be Anxious With Strangers?

Sadhguru tells us about an Inner Science, called Yoga, through which we can take charge of how to handle our body, mind, inner chemistry, mental fluctuations and energies. Using this science, if we can obliterate the boundaries of our individuality a little bit, then you can develop an ability to communicate with everyone absolutely - then there is no question of anxiety.

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October 19, 2018

3 min read

Amish Tripathi – How To Deal With The Loss Of a Someone Close To Us?

Grief is about a loss - loss of possession, positions, professions and of course loved ones. If we lose someone to death, then it cannot be replaced - so the grief becomes more profound. Sadhguru says - the way we have defined "who we are" - is based on our possessions, positions and relationships. Relationships should not become an instrument to fill our lives - rather they should come from the basis of our completeness. This needs to be cultivated throughout life - this is what a spiritual process means.

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September 10, 2018

2 min read

Mouni Roy – Why Are Relationships Becoming Fickle Today?

Relationships can be of many kinds; but these days the word "relationship" largely connotes a body-based relationship. Once the relationship is body-based, usually the excitement about each other's body will die after some time. Once that happens, the relationship starts to fall apart. So you must look at relationships in terms of an expression of joy, and for that to happen you must first become joyful by your own nature. Once your relationship is not need-based, and you are naturally joyful, you can hold wonderful relationships with everyone!

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September 1, 2018

3 min read

How Can I Find Out The Purpose of My Life?

Why am I here? Is the purpose of my life pre-destined? Or is it in my control to lead a meaningful life? How to make my life more fulfilling? Is there a way to bypass stress on the way to achieving success? In this article Sadhguru gives simple solutions to these complex questions of life.

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June 26, 2018

5 min read

What Causes Depression?

The first thing to understand is that depression is not a natural process. Sadhguru says - "Depression means that you are not able to keep the exuberance of life within you". The essential cause is that a large part of your energy gets consumed compulsively and not consciously. In many ways, depression means, that though you have everything, you have nothing. Sadhguru says - "As we work on the outside, we must also fix the inside". And, that is what a spiritual process is.

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February 22, 2018

4 min read

Can Grief Lead To Spiritual Growth?

You can either become wounded, or become wise, in situations of grief. Sadhguru says, usually when people find a way to do some useful work, when grief really strikes them, become great karma yogis. Sadhguru narrates a touching story of a man in Sahayadri hills - how driven by grief, he became an intense karma yogi. Sadhguru says - "Learning to use all your emotions creatively is very important". Any emotion can be made into a creative force.

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January 13, 2018

3 min read

Why Are Mental Illnesses Growing?

Mental illness is becoming like an epidemic in the world now. In many ways, mental illness is even more painful than physical ailments, even for the family members of those suffering. Sadhguru says - "Mental illnesses are growing like never before because we are pulling out all the supports that people have but we are not replacing those supports with anything".

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October 10, 2017

6 min read

What is Prana (Energy), and The Benefits of Pranayama?

Prana, or life energies determine how the whole human system functions. Sadhguru says - "Since prana has the karmic memory of the individual imprinted on it, it functions in each person in a unique manner". There are five basic pranas in the system, and through yogic practicesone can take charge of these. Once you take charge of your prana,  you will retain your psychological balance, regardless of the external situation. Sadhguru also tells us about Shakti Chalana Kriya, and Shambhavi Mahamudra, and how they relate to Prana.

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September 22, 2017

7 min read

Can My Karma Make Me Sick?

Disease can be because of chaotic energy in the system. It can also be because of strong karmic reasons. Prarabhda, is the karma allotted for this lifetime. It is written at the level of the energy. So, everyone's energy, prana, behaves a certain way because of this karmic bondage. Simplistically, portions of the energy are allocated for action, emotion, thought process and for your experiential dimension. In contemporary society, the energy allotted for emotion is no finding expression, leading to deviations and all kinds of mental health issues. The physical activity has also drastically reduced. This unused energy can also cause disease.

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February 19, 2016

7 min read

Depression: Cause, Effect & Solution

This is a must read article for insights into mental health.…

September 30, 2020

8 min read

Relieve Stress and Anxiety Just By Sitting This Way

Most of the ailments in the body, other than infections, come…

May 25, 2019

5 min read

How Not To Be Anxious With Strangers?

Sadhguru tells us about an Inner Science, called Yoga, through which…

October 19, 2018

3 min read

Amish Tripathi – How To Deal With The Loss Of a Someone Close To Us?

Grief is about a loss - loss of possession, positions, professions…

September 10, 2018

2 min read

Mouni Roy – Why Are Relationships Becoming Fickle Today?

Relationships can be of many kinds; but these days the word…

September 1, 2018

3 min read

How Can I Find Out The Purpose of My Life?

Why am I here? Is the purpose of my life pre-destined?…

June 26, 2018

5 min read

What Causes Depression?

The first thing to understand is that depression is not a…

February 22, 2018

4 min read

Can Grief Lead To Spiritual Growth?

You can either become wounded, or become wise, in situations of…

January 13, 2018

3 min read

Why Are Mental Illnesses Growing?

Mental illness is becoming like an epidemic in the world now.…

October 10, 2017

6 min read

What is Prana (Energy), and The Benefits of Pranayama?

Prana, or life energies determine how the whole human system functions.…

September 22, 2017

7 min read

Can My Karma Make Me Sick?

Disease can be because of chaotic energy in the system. It…

February 19, 2016

7 min read

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