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How can I get Enlightened?

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

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

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

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

May 15, 2021

3:05

Storytelling – The enlightened vegetable vendor

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

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

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

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

May 8, 2021

3:36

Sadhguru, what was the influence of Adiyogi in shaping your path of enlightenment? | Sadhguru in Conversation with India’s BSF Officers | #1

Synopsis: Your life has really mesmerized billions, the collage is so colourful. And we would like to know more about it. Specially the influence of Adiyogi, in shaping your entire being towards becoming an enlightened yogi.  

Synopsis: Your life has really mesmerized billions, the collage is so colourful....

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... And we would like to know more about it. Specially the influence of Adiyogi, in shaping your entire being towards becoming an enlightened yogi.  

April 17, 2021

3:28

How to touch the peak of my life constantly? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Rakul Preet Singh | #7

Synopsis: Sometimes my longing for enlightenment, or to touch the peak of life, it bubbles up sometimes. It goes too high, I get tears in my eyes, and then it shuts down. My question is how to keep that longing constantly high so that I can touch the peak of my life constantly?  

Synopsis: Sometimes my longing for enlightenment, or to touch the peak of life,...

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... it bubbles up sometimes. It goes too high, I get tears in my eyes, and then it shuts down. My question is how to keep that longing constantly high so that I can touch the peak of my life constantly?  

April 14, 2021

6:45

Sadhguru, why did you get enlightened and not anyone else? | Sadhguru at Shiva Nadar College | #7

Synopsis: You said in one of your speeches that Shiva entered your life and enslaved you. Why did it happen to you? Why not others? The consciousness of the truth that you have, that is because of the seeking that you did. But this thing, why did it happen?

Synopsis: You said in one of your speeches that Shiva entered your life and enslaved...

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... you. Why did it happen to you? Why not others? The consciousness of the truth that you have, that is because of the seeking that you did. But this thing, why did it happen?

December 31, 2020

7:45

The story of Ashtavakra and King Janaka

Synopsis: Emperor Janak after attaining enlightenment wanted to renounce everything and serve his guru,  but his guru Ashtavakra asked him to continue ruling the kingdom. He would make regular visits to the guru's ashram to seek blessings and be in his company - something that his guru also seem to enjoy much. Seeing this closeness between the two, guru's other disciples staying with him became resentful. How...

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... did Ashtavakra teach them a lesson?

Synopsis: Emperor Janak after attaining enlightenment wanted to renounce everything and serve his guru,  but his...

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... guru Ashtavakra asked him to continue ruling the kingdom. He would make regular visits to the guru's ashram to seek blessings and be in his company - something that his guru also seem to enjoy much. Seeing this closeness between the two, guru's other disciples staying with him became resentful. How did Ashtavakra teach them a lesson?

December 29, 2020

12:47

Who is an Enlightened Being and can you become one?

Synopsis: Can you recognise an Enlightened Being? In this talk, Sadhguru explains what actually is Enlightenment and what stops you from becoming one - i.e. your Memory. People mistake memory for intelligence. Only when your intelligence is free from your memory, you can see things as they are. That, simply put, is Enlightenment. But how to free oneself from memory?

Synopsis: Can you recognise an Enlightened Being? In this talk, Sadhguru explains what actually is Enlightenment...

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... and what stops you from becoming one - i.e. your Memory. People mistake memory for intelligence. Only when your intelligence is free from your memory, you can see things as they are. That, simply put, is Enlightenment. But how to free oneself from memory?

November 12, 2019

08:26

What are my chances of getting enlightened?

Synopsis: A meditator asks - "I am not pursuing enlightenment with hundred percent sincerity, because at some level, I am not convinced that this is going to happen in this lifetime, given my limitations. How do I overcome this mental setup that I have? Have you seen people coming close to this possibility, and what are my chances?" Sadhguru says, you don't pursue enlightenment, it is something that you do not...

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... know. So, just keep working on constantly improving yourself.

Synopsis: A meditator asks - "I am not pursuing enlightenment with hundred percent sincerity, because at some level,...

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... I am not convinced that this is going to happen in this lifetime, given my limitations. How do I overcome this mental setup that I have? Have you seen people coming close to this possibility, and what are my chances?" Sadhguru says, you don't pursue enlightenment, it is something that you do not know. So, just keep working on constantly improving yourself.

January 27, 2019

11:15

What is enlightenment? What should one do to get enlightened?

Synopsis: ...

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...Sadhguru says - "Enlightenment is not an achievement. Enlightenment is not going to the peak; enlightenment is homecoming - you come back to your original nature." He says, there is really nothing to do to get enlightened. But in our current state, we are not able to 'not do anything'! We are not able to 'simply sit' - if you are able to do that - the reality of the creation will burst through you.

Synopsis: Sadhguru says - "Enlightenment is not an achievement. Enlightenment is not going to the peak; enlightenment...

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... is homecoming - you come back to your original nature." He says, there is really nothing to do to get enlightened. But in our current state, we are not able to 'not do anything'! We are not able to 'simply sit' - if you are able to do that - the reality of the creation will burst through you.

May 23, 2018

4:18

Sadhguru – What Do You Do As a Guru?

Ever wondered what is the first thing Sadhguru does in the morning? Or the first thing that comes to his mind? How does he define his role as a Guru? In this interesting interview with Schweizer Illustrierte, Sadhguru reveals these interesting aspects, and also delves upon what transformation really means. In conclusion he says, englightenment is not a luxury, it is a necessity!

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November 11, 2019

5 min read

What’s the Difference Between Stillness and Stagnation?

Though physically they may appear the same, but qualitatively stillness and stagnation are poles apart. Someone who doesn't know may think that meditation and sleeping are the same! Stagnation to stillness is like moving from ignorance to enlightenment. To know this qualitative difference, one needs an unshakeable resolve; sankalpa.

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November 8, 2019

4 min read

Is there difference between Intelligence and Smartness?

Should one aspire to be intelligent or smart? While loosely they may be considered as same thing, they are not. Smartness may help one find their way in the current economic setup, but when it comes to your inner nature, this will not get you anywhere because dealing with manifestations of creation is one thing, dealing with the source of creation is a completely different thing. There is nothing wrong in being smart, its just that it has limited application.  Sadhguru looks at the very nature of Intelligence and nature of being smart and their relevance.

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March 18, 2019

5 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

Can I Get Enlightened?

Sadhguru says, enlightenment, is only a question of willingness, and not about capability. And that, if it was not possible for you, then he wouldn't spend any time on you. He says - "It is best to see what you are doing to make yourself unwilling". And, the only place where you are becoming unwilling is your mind. He says - "I will handle the whole existence for you, but this one thing – your mind – you must handle".

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February 23, 2018

5 min read

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