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What is the significance of Deepawali?

Synopsis: Sadhguru explains the significance of Deepawali, or Diwali as it is called in North India, and why we celebrate it. He also explains, how over a period of time, it has got distorted. Deepawali is about health & wellbeing, but now it has become about wealth. Sadhguru tells us the science behind Deepawali, lighting of lamps and bursting of crackers.

Synopsis: Sadhguru explains the significance of Deepawali, or Diwali as it is called in North India, and why we...

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... celebrate it. He also explains, how over a period of time, it has got distorted. Deepawali is about health & wellbeing, but now it has become about wealth. Sadhguru tells us the science behind Deepawali, lighting of lamps and bursting of crackers.

October 29, 2019

13:05

The significance of Makar Sankranti and Pongal

Synopsis: Sadhguru explains the significance of Makara Sankranti and Pongal, that occurs between Jan 14th and Jan 17th. It signifies re-consecrating the house for the new year, using certain materials, like mango leaves, and the first cut of the paddy leaves. People also get rid of unnecessary things from their homes. Sadhguru tells that this tradition does not only have agricultural undertones, there is also...

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... a celestial and spiritual undertone also.

Synopsis: Sadhguru explains the significance of Makara Sankranti and Pongal, that occurs between Jan 14th and Jan...

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... 17th. It signifies re-consecrating the house for the new year, using certain materials, like mango leaves, and the first cut of the paddy leaves. People also get rid of unnecessary things from their homes. Sadhguru tells that this tradition does not only have agricultural undertones, there is also a celestial and spiritual undertone also.

January 18, 2019

4:09

Who Was Narakasura? Why Is His Death Celebrated As Diwali?

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells us about Narakasura and his friend Mura, and how they fought many battles together. At his last moment, Narakasura realized all the wrongs he did, and said that my death symbolizes the killing of all the wrongs - so it must be celebrated. On the occasion of Deepawali, Sadhguru tells us, that it is not Narakasura's wrongs that we should celebrate; rather the killing of wrongs within us...

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... - that's when the real Deepawali, or Diwali as it is called in North India, happens.

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells us about Narakasura and his friend Mura, and how they fought many battles together. At...

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... his last moment, Narakasura realized all the wrongs he did, and said that my death symbolizes the killing of all the wrongs - so it must be celebrated. On the occasion of Deepawali, Sadhguru tells us, that it is not Narakasura's wrongs that we should celebrate; rather the killing of wrongs within us - that's when the real Deepawali, or Diwali as it is called in North India, happens.

November 5, 2018

5:13

What Is The Significance Of Navratri?

Synopsis: Every month, after the full moon day, days are counted - ninth day is called as Navami. These nine days are considered feminine. Dussehra is essentially about feminine goddess - because during this quarter the Northern Hemisphere becomes gentle as it receives the least amount of sunlight. Sadhguru tells us that conquest is not the way, embrace is the way. If feminine was dominant on the...

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... planet - we would not be facing the kind of ecological disasters that we are facing, nobody would be going hungry in the world, and compassion, love and aesthetics would be dominant.

Synopsis: Every month, after the full moon day, days are counted - ninth day is called as Navami. These...

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... nine days are considered feminine. Dussehra is essentially about feminine goddess - because during this quarter the Northern Hemisphere becomes gentle as it receives the least amount of sunlight. Sadhguru tells us that conquest is not the way, embrace is the way. If feminine was dominant on the planet - we would not be facing the kind of ecological disasters that we are facing, nobody would be going hungry in the world, and compassion, love and aesthetics would be dominant.

November 2, 2018

4:22

What Is The Significance Of Ayudha Puja?

Synopsis: Ayudha Puja is the most significant aspect of Dussehra celebrations. Dussehra or Navaratri, is a journey from darkness to light. One should become reverential towards the instruments that you employ - and the most fundamental and basic instrument is your own body and your own mind. Once you establish a certain distance between you and your body and mind, that signifies victory. So, the last...

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... day is celebrated as vijadashmi or the day of victory.

Synopsis: Ayudha Puja is the most significant aspect of Dussehra celebrations. Dussehra or Navaratri, is a journey...

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... from darkness to light. One should become reverential towards the instruments that you employ - and the most fundamental and basic instrument is your own body and your own mind. Once you establish a certain distance between you and your body and mind, that signifies victory. So, the last day is celebrated as vijadashmi or the day of victory.

October 31, 2018

1:54

Why is Devi depicted standing on a buffalo?

Synopsis: Sadhguru reveals many aspects in this short video. How the human mind evolved, and that the animal nature is still very much present in our brain. Modern neurologists tell us that one part of our brain is reptilian - which is instinctive. And over that a flower  of cerebral cortex developed. Devi killing Mashishasura and his Buffalo, symbolizes that one has transcended the animal nature,...

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... and your brain has fully blossomed. Sadhguru also tells us the significance of Navratri. And that out of 28 days of a moon cycle, 1 day is neutral, 9 days feminine and 18 days masculine. He also tells us that at one point many centuries ago feminine worship was dominant in Kashmir.

Synopsis: Sadhguru reveals many aspects in this short video. How the human mind evolved, and that the animal nature...

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... is still very much present in our brain. Modern neurologists tell us that one part of our brain is reptilian - which is instinctive. And over that a flower  of cerebral cortex developed. Devi killing Mashishasura and his Buffalo, symbolizes that one has transcended the animal nature, and your brain has fully blossomed. Sadhguru also tells us the significance of Navratri. And that out of 28 days of a moon cycle, 1 day is neutral, 9 days feminine and 18 days masculine. He also tells us that at one point many centuries ago feminine worship was dominant in Kashmir.

October 9, 2018

14:30

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

Why is it important to be equanimous?

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells us that holi is an opportunity to recognize that life is a very exuberant process. But human beings are caught up in their mind, and they remember everything that they should not, and they forget everything that they should! On holi, people throw colors on each others, and drench themselves in colors - this is to symbolize and remind ourselves that life is exuberant. It also means burning...

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... up all unnecessary things in your life - this is about burning the memory of past one year, and once again become a fresh life.

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells us that holi is an opportunity to recognize that life is a very exuberant process. But...

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... human beings are caught up in their mind, and they remember everything that they should not, and they forget everything that they should! On holi, people throw colors on each others, and drench themselves in colors - this is to symbolize and remind ourselves that life is exuberant. It also means burning up all unnecessary things in your life - this is about burning the memory of past one year, and once again become a fresh life.

March 1, 2018

3:49

Why Do We Celebrate Dussera or Vijaydashmi?

Dussehra or Vijadashmi is essentially about feminine goddess or feminine divinity. After nine days of Navaratri, the tenth day is celebrated as Dussehra. Sadhguru tells us that the nine days of Navaratri are about vanquishing evil and wanton nature - three days for each of the three basic qualities - tamas, rajas and sattva. Tenth day, Vijaydashmi, means that you have won over all these three qualities. It signifies that how being in reverence and gratitude to everything that matters in our lives leads to success.

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October 18, 2018

3 min read

What is the sgnificance of Ayudha Puja?

Ayudha Puja is one of the most significant aspects of Navaratri celebrations. The deep wisdom behind Ayudha Puja, is that unless you approach the tools and instruments with a certain sense of reverence and involvement, they will not yield. Sadhsguru tells us, that among all the instruments that we use, the most fundamental instrument is our own body and mind - so Ayudha Puja means you become reverential towards your own body and mind.

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October 17, 2018

3 min read

How Important is Devi Workship today?

Unlike the past, when feminine worship was dominant across the planet, today masculine has become the way to be successful - even women are being compelled to become masculine. Sadhguru tells us that conquest or masculine is not the way. If feminine was dominant on the planet - we would not be facing the kind of ecological disasters that we are facing, nobody would be going hungry in the world, and compassion, love and aesthetics would be dominant.

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October 15, 2018

4 min read

Why Do We Celebrate Guru Purnima?

The first full moon after the summer solstice (Dakshinayana) is Guru Purnima. It is the day the first Guru was born.  Shiva is referred as Adiyogi - the first yogi. After much insistence and preparation by his seven disciples; on the first full moon after Dakshinayana, he transformed himself into a Guru. Adi Guru - the first guru. This was the most significant day for humanity, since it is on this day the possibility of transcending opened up for a human being. Guru Purnima is about transcendence and liberation, and the story of Guru Purnima predates all religions.

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July 25, 2018

9 min read

How to Recieve Guru’s Grace on Guru Purnima?

On Guru Purnima, the position of the moon and planets is such that it creates a receptivity in people to the guru. Traditionally, in India, to make the best use of it, people would stay out at night in the moonlight, along with their guru. This month is the best time to receive the Guru's Grace. With Grace, a person can enhance himself to another dimension of existence and capability. To enhance your receptivity, it is best that 'you do not do anything of your own, so that you become less of yourself'.

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July 24, 2018

9 min read

What Is The Significance of Makar Sankranti

Makar Sankranti is famous for its sesame sweets and kite flying. Sadhguru says - "These festivals are a reminder that we need to craft our present and our future in a conscious manner". Sadhguru looks at the significance of this festival of movement, and explains how it is based on a profound understanding of cosmic and human geometry. Sadhguru also elaborates on the significance of the number 108. He says - "The significance of Makar Sankranti is that it is the time to remind yourself that celebrating movement is possible only when there is a taste of stillness within you."

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January 13, 2017

8 min read

What Is The Significance of The Festival of Pongal?

Sadhguru tells us that many cultures have been celebrating at the time of winter solstice. He says - "The ancient Egyptians always saw that during this month, the line between the physical and the spiritual is thin, or the two are brought close together". Sadhguru also elaborates on Bhogi, Mattu Pongal, Kaanum Pongal, and stresses on why it is important to revive rural India. He concludes by saying - "This is the time to do spiritual processes and sadhana. This is the time to fast. This is the time to prepare for a new beginning".

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January 12, 2017

9 min read

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