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Anesthesia and Enlightenment – Why both experience a sense of Loss of TIME ?

Synopsis: Eminent Scientists at Harvard Medical School seek Sadhguru's insights on Consciousness, Memory and Mind as science still struggles to fully understand these dimensions. The discussion panelists are Dr. Emery N. Brown, MD, PhD, Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and Nicholas D. Schiff, MD, PhD, The Jerold B. Katz Professor of Neurology and Neurosciences, Weill Cornell...

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... Medical College,New York.

Synopsis: Eminent Scientists at Harvard Medical School seek Sadhguru's insights on Consciousness, Memory and Mind...

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... as science still struggles to fully understand these dimensions. The discussion panelists are Dr. Emery N. Brown, MD, PhD, Warren M. Zapol Professor of Anesthesia at Harvard Medical School and Nicholas D. Schiff, MD, PhD, The Jerold B. Katz Professor of Neurology and Neurosciences, Weill Cornell Medical College,New York.

August 14, 2019

12:16

What is the significance of Ganesh Chaturthi?

Synopsis: In this talk, Sadhguru explains the significance of Ganesh Chaturthi. They create a god, create a whole frenzy around him for 7-14 days, or one month, and then dissolve the god. Sadhguru says that India is the only culture that understood that god is our creation. Ganesha is the symbol of intellectual activity, because he wrote great scriptures.

Synopsis: In this talk, Sadhguru explains the significance of Ganesh Chaturthi. They create a god, create a whole...

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... frenzy around him for 7-14 days, or one month, and then dissolve the god. Sadhguru says that India is the only culture that understood that god is our creation. Ganesha is the symbol of intellectual activity, because he wrote great scriptures.

September 14, 2018

8:09

Are you a slave to your genetics?

Synopsis: In response to a question, during an in-conversation event at the Harvard Medical School, Sadhguru explains that it is only human beings who can expand their consciousness. One simple way to achieve this is to identify yourself with your ignorance, and not your knowledge. He explains that, eastern cultures, were focused on releasing oneself from genetic memory (other than physiological aspects) - because...

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... genetic memory binds you. Unless one distances themselves from their genetic memory, they can not be a new possibility, they will just become a copy of their parents.

Synopsis: In response to a question, during an in-conversation event at the Harvard Medical School, Sadhguru explains...

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... that it is only human beings who can expand their consciousness. One simple way to achieve this is to identify yourself with your ignorance, and not your knowledge. He explains that, eastern cultures, were focused on releasing oneself from genetic memory (other than physiological aspects) - because genetic memory binds you. Unless one distances themselves from their genetic memory, they can not be a new possibility, they will just become a copy of their parents.

August 17, 2018

6:32

Is technology modern life slavery?

Synopsis: During an interaction in the middle east, the interviewer asks Sadhguru - "In era of democratization of technology, innovation, smart phone, internet, social media - we are becoming more and more dependent on all of those tools - I am one of them. They are as important today as food, as water, as breath, as air - I am sorry for the question - are we as human being becoming stupid? Are we slave? Isn't...

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... this, the modern life slavery for you?"

Synopsis: During an interaction in the middle east, the interviewer asks Sadhguru - "In era of democratization...

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... of technology, innovation, smart phone, internet, social media - we are becoming more and more dependent on all of those tools - I am one of them. They are as important today as food, as water, as breath, as air - I am sorry for the question - are we as human being becoming stupid? Are we slave? Isn't this, the modern life slavery for you?"

July 12, 2018

2:21

What is Consciousness?

Consciousness is the basis of life and existence. It is not something that you can do. It is not an act. It is not an idea. It is not even a quality. Consciousness does not happen by doing something. You simply have to allow it to happen. Consciousness is not of the mind. If consciousness is fully on, you can make your life whichever way you want. This is true freedom - freedom to make anything out of life. And to move towards this, you should come to a state of abandon!

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April 19, 2019

3 min read

How can Youth of today overcome gadget addiction?

In today's fast paced life, the Youth faces numerous issues ranging from stress to indiscriminate use of gadgets and social media. People are becoming more and more insular and loosing connect with fellow humans and family. Is technology to be blamed for the mess we have created for ourselves or are we missing something more fundamental? In an interview to Paws magazine, Sadhguru looks at various issues facing the Youth today and possible solutions so that they reap benefits from the immense possibilities that science has to offer.

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February 25, 2019

3 min read

Can Breath be the passage to Liberation?

Just being aware of one's Breath can open the doorway to higher possibilities. As Sadhguru explains, staying focused on the  Breath is one way to get there.

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January 31, 2019

4 min read

Why investment in raising Human Conciousness is critical?

To raise human consciousness and bring about individual transformation and Wellbeing, much investment  is needed in creating necessary infrastructure. Sadhguru explains why turning inwards is the only long lasting solution to achieve well being.

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January 28, 2019

5 min read

How Can I Develop Positive Thinking?

"Positive Thinking" has become very popular in the world today. When you are trying to think in a certain way, is it not distorting reality? Sadhguru says, that to ignore one aspect of life, and live only with the other is not a wise way to exist. In this article, Sadhguru also looks into the dual nature of the physical existence. So, instead one should be focused on making a positive result out of whatever comes your way. Positive thinking has destroyed many possibilities for people - Sadhguru shares a humorous poem to highlight this aspect.

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December 31, 2018

4 min read

Predetermined Answers – A Zen Story

A Questioner narrates an interesting Zen story to Sadhguru, and also shares an explanation about it. Sadhguru tells us that we can not make a moral out of a Spiritual process. Spirituality is about a way to be, and not a way to do. An action is only relevant to the situation one exists in. So, there is no right or wrong answer, there is no right or wrong action - there is only appropriate action and an appropriate answer. Approaching any situation with predetermined answers is not appropriate. Sadhguru says, this is the essential difference between morality and consciousness.

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December 28, 2018

4 min read

How Does Anesthesia Work?

Though it's been almost two hundred years that man has been using anesthesia, still the medical science does not really know how it works. In this conversation between Sadhguru and an anesthesiologist, Sadhguru sheds some light in it. He tells us that anesthesia does not take away even a bit of consciousness. It is only taking away pain and memory, and even in memory it is only blocking the recollection process, not the recording process.

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November 6, 2017

6 min read

Is Artificial Intelligence Good For Humanity?

Sadhguru says that any intelligence is good, whether natural or artificial, organic or synthetic. He says - "Without intelligence, there is no truth". In near future all work will be done by robots. Technology will also create artificial thoughts and emotions. However, Sadhguru says - "But that is only intelligence. That is not consciousness. Our thought, our emotion, these have nothing to do with consciousness". A robot, or artificial intelligence can never have consciousness.

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November 3, 2017

3 min read

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