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How to overcome fear of suffering? The first step to become successful

Transcript: If you try to control the variety of situations that may pop up in your face tomorrow morning, all that'll happen is, you will become a very limited life. You would step out into the world and do whatever that needs to be done only if you have an assurance, no matter what you walk into, you will not lose yourself. You will walk full stride, otherwise you'll only be half a step. Most human beings are...

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... half steps because the fear of suffering. If this happens, what'll happen to me? If that happens, what'll happen to me? If you're well-managed within yourself, you know how to manage your thought. You know how to manage your emotion. You know how to manage your body, your chemistry, your energy. If you know how to manage all this, what does it matter if you walk into hell, I'm asking. If you're well-managed, if you are a heaven within you, what does it matter where you go? Hell also will be an interesting place to go. But, if you're ill-managed, then you want to be in a nice place all the time. You will not step out into anything. I'm not saying this is wrong. This is against nature, because in nature every life is aspiring to be as much as it can be, isn't it? Every life is naturally aspiring. This is not a philosophy, this is not an ideology that you must do this or that. It is natural and intrinsic for every life that it will do as much as it can. From an earthworm, from a worm, to an insect, to a bird, to an animal, to a tree. Every one of them is trying to be full-fledged life. If you go against this simply because of the fear of suffering, then all possibilities of exploring the nature of being human, the tremendous immensity of being human is just lost upon humanity. Today, you will see this everywhere, when people say, "I am only human," they are talking about the limitations of being human. They're not talking about the possibilities of being human, isn't it? When, if we are the most intelligent species on the planet, if we are the most capable species on the planet, should we be talking about our possibilities, or should we be talking about our limitations? Whenever anybody writes or says, "Oh we are human," they are always referring to their limitations, never to the possibilities of being human. This is because the most fundamental things have not been taught in our education systems. How to handle your thought and your emotion. The reason why people have not even learnt to manage their thought and emotion, by the time you're 10 you should have learnt it. At 60, people still don't know how to manage their thought and emotion. They're standing up like ghosts in their life. They don't need anybody's help. They can go on endlessly creating suffering for themselves.

Transcript: If you try to control the variety of situations that may pop up in your face tomorrow morning, all that'll...

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... happen is, you will become a very limited life. You would step out into the world and do whatever that needs to be done only if you have an assurance, no matter what you walk into, you will not lose yourself. You will walk full stride, otherwise you'll only be half a step. Most human beings are half steps because the fear of suffering. If this happens, what'll happen to me? If that happens, what'll happen to me? If you're well-managed within yourself, you know how to manage your thought. You know how to manage your emotion. You know how to manage your body, your chemistry, your energy. If you know how to manage all this, what does it matter if you walk into hell, I'm asking. If you're well-managed, if you are a heaven within you, what does it matter where you go? Hell also will be an interesting place to go. But, if you're ill-managed, then you want to be in a nice place all the time. You will not step out into anything. I'm not saying this is wrong. This is against nature, because in nature every life is aspiring to be as much as it can be, isn't it? Every life is naturally aspiring. This is not a philosophy, this is not an ideology that you must do this or that. It is natural and intrinsic for every life that it will do as much as it can. From an earthworm, from a worm, to an insect, to a bird, to an animal, to a tree. Every one of them is trying to be full-fledged life. If you go against this simply because of the fear of suffering, then all possibilities of exploring the nature of being human, the tremendous immensity of being human is just lost upon humanity. Today, you will see this everywhere, when people say, "I am only human," they are talking about the limitations of being human. They're not talking about the possibilities of being human, isn't it? When, if we are the most intelligent species on the planet, if we are the most capable species on the planet, should we be talking about our possibilities, or should we be talking about our limitations? Whenever anybody writes or says, "Oh we are human," they are always referring to their limitations, never to the possibilities of being human. This is because the most fundamental things have not been taught in our education systems. How to handle your thought and your emotion. The reason why people have not even learnt to manage their thought and emotion, by the time you're 10 you should have learnt it. At 60, people still don't know how to manage their thought and emotion. They're standing up like ghosts in their life. They don't need anybody's help. They can go on endlessly creating suffering for themselves.

September 25, 2020

3:35

Don’t Bullshit Yourself

Transcript: It is time, one thing that you do, one thing that everybody who considers themselves some kind of sadhaka or a seeker. One thing that you must do to yourself is, you are absolutely truthful to yourself. If you're also truthful to everybody around you, you will get other kinds of benefits with people. But, I will not go that far right now. With yourself, you're 100% truthful. Otherwise all kinds of...

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... tricks keep happening. To be truthful to yourself is not an easy thing because there is lifetimes of habit, of simply bullshitting yourself. And of course, you've gone through much religious training, many of you. So you have a very sophisticated way of bullshitting yourself. And you have got it endorsed by certain authorities. Hello? It is endorsed, that this bullshit is good. A guest came to Shankaran Pillai's house. And, being a South Indian man, down south you know, Pillai has come from further down south. He was carrying an umbrella, which is a common thing. In Kerela, and southern Tamil Nadu to carry an umbrella is a very common thing because rains can be very heavy. Then they walked out. He took the guest out, then it started raining. But Shankaran Pillai did not open the umbrella. The guest said, "Why don't you open the umbrella?" Shankaran Pillai said, "I'm sorry. The umbrella is full of holes." Then the guest asked, "Why did you bring it?" "Well I never thought it'll rain today." A whole lot of people are like this. They think somebody else has to catch their lies. This will take a long time because someone else catching your lies will take lifetimes. You must catch them. You should not let your chickens pass to become 100% straight with yourself. It can take a certain amount of application. But, if this one thing you do, Asotama Sadgamaya. This piece of life will work for sure, 100%. Then figuring out a few things is very simple. For that I am there. If you just fix this one thing, that you're 100% straight. No any kind of deception. When there's a hole in the umbrella, you know there's a hole in the umbrella. You will never forget that there is a hole in the umbrella. Okay? If you are like this, rest of the work becomes very simple and easy.

Transcript: It is time, one thing that you do, one thing that everybody who considers themselves some kind of sadhaka...

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... or a seeker. One thing that you must do to yourself is, you are absolutely truthful to yourself. If you're also truthful to everybody around you, you will get other kinds of benefits with people. But, I will not go that far right now. With yourself, you're 100% truthful. Otherwise all kinds of tricks keep happening. To be truthful to yourself is not an easy thing because there is lifetimes of habit, of simply bullshitting yourself. And of course, you've gone through much religious training, many of you. So you have a very sophisticated way of bullshitting yourself. And you have got it endorsed by certain authorities. Hello? It is endorsed, that this bullshit is good. A guest came to Shankaran Pillai's house. And, being a South Indian man, down south you know, Pillai has come from further down south. He was carrying an umbrella, which is a common thing. In Kerela, and southern Tamil Nadu to carry an umbrella is a very common thing because rains can be very heavy. Then they walked out. He took the guest out, then it started raining. But Shankaran Pillai did not open the umbrella. The guest said, "Why don't you open the umbrella?" Shankaran Pillai said, "I'm sorry. The umbrella is full of holes." Then the guest asked, "Why did you bring it?" "Well I never thought it'll rain today." A whole lot of people are like this. They think somebody else has to catch their lies. This will take a long time because someone else catching your lies will take lifetimes. You must catch them. You should not let your chickens pass to become 100% straight with yourself. It can take a certain amount of application. But, if this one thing you do, Asotama Sadgamaya. This piece of life will work for sure, 100%. Then figuring out a few things is very simple. For that I am there. If you just fix this one thing, that you're 100% straight. No any kind of deception. When there's a hole in the umbrella, you know there's a hole in the umbrella. You will never forget that there is a hole in the umbrella. Okay? If you are like this, rest of the work becomes very simple and easy.

September 22, 2020

3:49

Does Astrology Work?

Transcript: Astrology. What is it that you're trying to do? You're trying to look at the positions of the planet and make certain predictions, right? I want you to understand. Most of the time, people who make good predictions, or people who, you know, tell you about the past very clearly, or some people tell you tomorrow what's going to happen very clearly, they're not doing it looking at the planets. They're...

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... doing it looking at you. A certain intuitiveness is there in a certain person. He says. You know instead of teaching this yoga, if I sit and Chennai and just predict people's future, I will tell you in the next 10 years exactly what will happen in your life. Within 3 days, I will have a reputation and half the Chennai will be standing in queue. Very easily I can do that. By predicting somebody's future, you don't alter the quality of his life in any way. You don't bring any kind of true well-being. It is just, you know, you're getting him into more and more ignorance. Isn't it? Now if you have the power to know your tomorrow, you will only become more ignorant, more egoistic, more stupid, more harmful. You go by the normal rules. It's okay, you don't have to know what's tomorrow. You're made like this right now, the quality of your life and your own way of being as such, if you know tomorrow today, you will not participate in today. Isn't it? Yes or no? Suppose I tell you, whatever you do, you're not going to die. You will do irresponsible things in the world. Or if I tell you, tomorrow morning anyway you will die. Now you won't participate in today. Isn't it? So, you should not know the future. It's not necessary for you to know the future. The planets definitely are large objects, so they have certain vibrations, they have some influences on everything around them. If they're close to this planet, yes. Do you know, on poornami and amavasya days, full moon day and new moon day days, people who are little mentally disturbed, or imbalanced, become much more imbalanced. Yes? Even the ocean is going crazy, isn't it? Do you all go crazy? Twice a month? If you're much more established, wherever any planet goes , you don't go crazy. That's all. The purpose of your life, the destiny of your life, is fixed by you. And nothing else but you. Yes, everything has an influence but what you make out of that influence is still yours, isn't it? But if you're going to be pushed around by inanimate objects, yes you can be pushed around. To that extent it is true. I'm saying, when the divine is functioning within you, when the creator is functioning within you, why are you allowing inanimate things to influence your life? If you allow this dimension to flower in you, you will see life happens fantastic. Let the stars go anywhere, let the planets go anywhere, you will go only where you want to go. You want to go where you want to go? Or you want to be pushed around by inanimate objects? You must decide that.

Transcript: Astrology. What is it that you're trying to do? You're trying to look at the positions of the planet...

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... and make certain predictions, right? I want you to understand. Most of the time, people who make good predictions, or people who, you know, tell you about the past very clearly, or some people tell you tomorrow what's going to happen very clearly, they're not doing it looking at the planets. They're doing it looking at you. A certain intuitiveness is there in a certain person. He says. You know instead of teaching this yoga, if I sit and Chennai and just predict people's future, I will tell you in the next 10 years exactly what will happen in your life. Within 3 days, I will have a reputation and half the Chennai will be standing in queue. Very easily I can do that. By predicting somebody's future, you don't alter the quality of his life in any way. You don't bring any kind of true well-being. It is just, you know, you're getting him into more and more ignorance. Isn't it? Now if you have the power to know your tomorrow, you will only become more ignorant, more egoistic, more stupid, more harmful. You go by the normal rules. It's okay, you don't have to know what's tomorrow. You're made like this right now, the quality of your life and your own way of being as such, if you know tomorrow today, you will not participate in today. Isn't it? Yes or no? Suppose I tell you, whatever you do, you're not going to die. You will do irresponsible things in the world. Or if I tell you, tomorrow morning anyway you will die. Now you won't participate in today. Isn't it? So, you should not know the future. It's not necessary for you to know the future. The planets definitely are large objects, so they have certain vibrations, they have some influences on everything around them. If they're close to this planet, yes. Do you know, on poornami and amavasya days, full moon day and new moon day days, people who are little mentally disturbed, or imbalanced, become much more imbalanced. Yes? Even the ocean is going crazy, isn't it? Do you all go crazy? Twice a month? If you're much more established, wherever any planet goes , you don't go crazy. That's all. The purpose of your life, the destiny of your life, is fixed by you. And nothing else but you. Yes, everything has an influence but what you make out of that influence is still yours, isn't it? But if you're going to be pushed around by inanimate objects, yes you can be pushed around. To that extent it is true. I'm saying, when the divine is functioning within you, when the creator is functioning within you, why are you allowing inanimate things to influence your life? If you allow this dimension to flower in you, you will see life happens fantastic. Let the stars go anywhere, let the planets go anywhere, you will go only where you want to go. You want to go where you want to go? Or you want to be pushed around by inanimate objects? You must decide that.

September 20, 2020

4:05

How to deal with problems in life?

Transcript: It's time to understand, all the problems of individual nature are generated from within. And we don't have to solve problems that we create. We just have to dissolve. Problems that you create, you don't have to solve. If there's a problem in the situation then yes, we have to solve. But you have a problem within you, solution is not what you need. Solution is madness. Solution means, for an illusion...

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... you're creating an illusory solution. Something that you make up, for that you create one more solution that you made up, once again. No. You just have to turn off the problems. You're going through a certain drama, only thing is, you're a lousy director. That's all there is. Instead of improving your direction, now you're trying to find a solution for a situation in a drama. It's like people watch a cinema and come home and they have big arguments about what happened there. So, the thoughts and emotions that you create, you don't have to find any solution for it, you should just turn it off. It's gone. If you find solution, you're moving towards insanity because you create a ghost and you create a ghostbuster. The ghost that you create, you must learn to play with them. Hello? I'm saying if nobody's willing to play with you, you have to play with somebody, right? So the ghost you create, if you like them, you play with them. If you don't like them, turn them off. But Sadhguru, they keep coming. You don't play. Don't like to play with them, don't play. They'll come and go. Never it ever happened that one thought remained for more than a moment, isn't it? It comes and goes, comes and goes. Let it come and go. If you try to find a solution for that, you will head towards insanity. And, you will start thinking you're Sigmund Freud's progeny.

Transcript: It's time to understand, all the problems of individual nature are generated from within. And we don't...

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... have to solve problems that we create. We just have to dissolve. Problems that you create, you don't have to solve. If there's a problem in the situation then yes, we have to solve. But you have a problem within you, solution is not what you need. Solution is madness. Solution means, for an illusion you're creating an illusory solution. Something that you make up, for that you create one more solution that you made up, once again. No. You just have to turn off the problems. You're going through a certain drama, only thing is, you're a lousy director. That's all there is. Instead of improving your direction, now you're trying to find a solution for a situation in a drama. It's like people watch a cinema and come home and they have big arguments about what happened there. So, the thoughts and emotions that you create, you don't have to find any solution for it, you should just turn it off. It's gone. If you find solution, you're moving towards insanity because you create a ghost and you create a ghostbuster. The ghost that you create, you must learn to play with them. Hello? I'm saying if nobody's willing to play with you, you have to play with somebody, right? So the ghost you create, if you like them, you play with them. If you don't like them, turn them off. But Sadhguru, they keep coming. You don't play. Don't like to play with them, don't play. They'll come and go. Never it ever happened that one thought remained for more than a moment, isn't it? It comes and goes, comes and goes. Let it come and go. If you try to find a solution for that, you will head towards insanity. And, you will start thinking you're Sigmund Freud's progeny.

September 17, 2020

3:13

What to do when my beloved betrays me?

Transcript: See somebody can betray you or you can think they betrayed you. Only because you have unrealistic expectations of them. Well, if they do what they want to do, why do you think they have betrayed you? They're doing what they want to do. You must respect it. If you say, they're beloved to me, I love them. If you love a person, should you let them do what they want to do or should they do what you want...

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... them to do? For most people love means, you must do what I want. No, no. Love means they can do what they want and we will love them. Isn't it? You have this thing that if I love you, you must listen to me. No, no. If I love you, I want you to do what brings joy to you. Isn't it? Just change the concept of your beloved. But Sadhguru, I have a doubt regarding this. What if allowance or going in a way that's not good for them and we want to correct them, and that's why we're telling them. Then you should have been the mother. Because I'm not saying that it is never true that somebody may be going off track and you try to do something for them. I'm not saying it's never true. But you don't take this position that somebody is wrong and you're going to fix them. They're doing what they want to do. Isn't it? What they want to do right now may not be benefitial for them. Possible. But you must look at it sincerely. Are you complaining because it's not benefitial for them? Or you're complaining because it's not benefitial for you? Most of the time it's this. Genuinely look at it, it's not benefitial for you but it's good for them, please let them do it. But, they're damaging themselves, yes then you have a right to intervene and try to do your best. But not always. Not always can you enter somebody's life and do something for them. If I have to enter your life and do something for you, I have to earn it, isn't it? I have to earn a relationship where I can intervene in your life. If you don't earn that, you cannot intervene. So if you're unable to intervene, you must just understand you've not earned that closeness.

Transcript: See somebody can betray you or you can think they betrayed you. Only because you have unrealistic expectations...

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... of them. Well, if they do what they want to do, why do you think they have betrayed you? They're doing what they want to do. You must respect it. If you say, they're beloved to me, I love them. If you love a person, should you let them do what they want to do or should they do what you want them to do? For most people love means, you must do what I want. No, no. Love means they can do what they want and we will love them. Isn't it? You have this thing that if I love you, you must listen to me. No, no. If I love you, I want you to do what brings joy to you. Isn't it? Just change the concept of your beloved. But Sadhguru, I have a doubt regarding this. What if allowance or going in a way that's not good for them and we want to correct them, and that's why we're telling them. Then you should have been the mother. Because I'm not saying that it is never true that somebody may be going off track and you try to do something for them. I'm not saying it's never true. But you don't take this position that somebody is wrong and you're going to fix them. They're doing what they want to do. Isn't it? What they want to do right now may not be benefitial for them. Possible. But you must look at it sincerely. Are you complaining because it's not benefitial for them? Or you're complaining because it's not benefitial for you? Most of the time it's this. Genuinely look at it, it's not benefitial for you but it's good for them, please let them do it. But, they're damaging themselves, yes then you have a right to intervene and try to do your best. But not always. Not always can you enter somebody's life and do something for them. If I have to enter your life and do something for you, I have to earn it, isn't it? I have to earn a relationship where I can intervene in your life. If you don't earn that, you cannot intervene. So if you're unable to intervene, you must just understand you've not earned that closeness.

August 29, 2020

3:14

How to choose your career? Do you want to make a living or make a life?

Transcript: So one thing that all of you should do, before you make big decisions in your life, is withdraw from this pressures of peers, professors, parents, everybody. Just spend three days to one week by yourself. Look at it, what is it that you really want to do. Not under pressure from other people. What does this life want to do. Do that. It doesn't matter what other people think about it. When it comes...

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... to what you want to do, you must think clearly. It's very important. Thinking clearly means, the question is not about what will get me this, what will get me that. Is your life precious to you? All of you, I'm asking. Your life, is it precious to you? So before you invest this life into something, you must look, whether today if I invest my life into this, after 25 years, will it still mean a lot to me? After 50 years, will it still mean a lot to me? At the end of my life, I turn back and I look, will I be proud of this? Or will I be ashamed of what I'm doing right now? Doesn't matter what other people say. But you should not do anything that you will feel ashamed of. Isn't it so? It doesn't matter, people say so many things. Everybody has an opinion, it's their business. But you don't do something that you will feel ashamed of, isn't it? Then you're turning against yourself. Somebody turns against you, you can leave them and go somewhere else. If you turn against yourself, you'll have to live with it forever. So, this is all you have to look at it. Something will get you money, something will get you comfort. That's not the point. What you choose to do, will it give you a life? When I say, give you a life, are you just trying to make a living or are you trying to make a life out of this? It's important. Making a living is not an issue. A worm, an insect, a bird, an animal, all of them are making their life, making a living, isn't it so? They're even making a life out of it. But definitely they're making a living. So making a living with such a big brain is not an issue. Earning your food is not an issue. Making a living is not an issue. Only problem is, you want to live like somebody else. That's an endless problem. I want to live, is not a problem. I want to live like you, this is a problem. So, it is important, if you consider your life as a precious life, you must make sure you make a wonderful life out of this. Whatever opens up in that direction, that is the thing you should do.

Transcript: So one thing that all of you should do, before you make big decisions in your life, is withdraw from...

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... this pressures of peers, professors, parents, everybody. Just spend three days to one week by yourself. Look at it, what is it that you really want to do. Not under pressure from other people. What does this life want to do. Do that. It doesn't matter what other people think about it. When it comes to what you want to do, you must think clearly. It's very important. Thinking clearly means, the question is not about what will get me this, what will get me that. Is your life precious to you? All of you, I'm asking. Your life, is it precious to you? So before you invest this life into something, you must look, whether today if I invest my life into this, after 25 years, will it still mean a lot to me? After 50 years, will it still mean a lot to me? At the end of my life, I turn back and I look, will I be proud of this? Or will I be ashamed of what I'm doing right now? Doesn't matter what other people say. But you should not do anything that you will feel ashamed of. Isn't it so? It doesn't matter, people say so many things. Everybody has an opinion, it's their business. But you don't do something that you will feel ashamed of, isn't it? Then you're turning against yourself. Somebody turns against you, you can leave them and go somewhere else. If you turn against yourself, you'll have to live with it forever. So, this is all you have to look at it. Something will get you money, something will get you comfort. That's not the point. What you choose to do, will it give you a life? When I say, give you a life, are you just trying to make a living or are you trying to make a life out of this? It's important. Making a living is not an issue. A worm, an insect, a bird, an animal, all of them are making their life, making a living, isn't it so? They're even making a life out of it. But definitely they're making a living. So making a living with such a big brain is not an issue. Earning your food is not an issue. Making a living is not an issue. Only problem is, you want to live like somebody else. That's an endless problem. I want to live, is not a problem. I want to live like you, this is a problem. So, it is important, if you consider your life as a precious life, you must make sure you make a wonderful life out of this. Whatever opens up in that direction, that is the thing you should do.

August 16, 2020

3:10

Should I listen to my head or my heart?


August 15, 2020

How do I know what to do and what not to do?

Transcript: Vairagya means. It is not, Vairagya does not mean giving up your life and going somewhere. There's nowhere to go, unless you go with that guy, outer space. They're going to send you out with a one-way ticket I believe. Otherwise, where is there to go? Wherever you go, it's still life, isn't it? So, Vairagya means this. Literally means, Vairagya means beyond colour. That means you become transparent....

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... If you're transparent, every dimension of life can pass through you. But leaves you untouched. You can handle life to the extent you wish. What you can handle, you handle. What you cannot handle, you don't. But, in your life, if you do not do what you cannot do, that's not an issue. But if you do not do what you can do, you're a disaster. The moment you think something is good, something is bad, somebody is high, somebody is low, many many things that you can do, you will not do in your life. Simply because you think it's bad. Simply because you think it's low, or high, or whatever nonsense. So in our lives, it is most important, because it's a brief life. It's a limited amount of time for the human potential to flower. In this life, here if you're choosing what to do and what not to do, no. Everything that you can do, must happen. What you cannot do, it doesn't happen, it's okay. Right now this is the problem, you're looking up to some people, looking down on some people, and trying to be humble with them. There's no need to be humble. Treat everybody as rough as you treat yourself. That is, if you're treating yourself rough. If you're pandering to yourself, try with others. Then you'll get tired, then you'll treat them rough anyway. Yes? So, this is simple. Never look up to anybody, never look down at anybody. Just see everything the way it is. This is the fundamental of this culture. If you go to the temple, what do you do? What do you do? If you ever go to the temple, what do you do? Namaskaram. You see a man, what do you do? Namaskaram. You see a woman, what do you do? Namaskaram. You see a tree, what do you do? Namaskaram. You see a rock, what do you do? Namaskaram. Akka, snake, donkey, monkey. Everybody namaskaram. Because, fundamentally this is what it means. This is called Vairagya.

Transcript: Vairagya means. It is not, Vairagya does not mean giving up your life and going somewhere. There's nowhere...

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... to go, unless you go with that guy, outer space. They're going to send you out with a one-way ticket I believe. Otherwise, where is there to go? Wherever you go, it's still life, isn't it? So, Vairagya means this. Literally means, Vairagya means beyond colour. That means you become transparent. If you're transparent, every dimension of life can pass through you. But leaves you untouched. You can handle life to the extent you wish. What you can handle, you handle. What you cannot handle, you don't. But, in your life, if you do not do what you cannot do, that's not an issue. But if you do not do what you can do, you're a disaster. The moment you think something is good, something is bad, somebody is high, somebody is low, many many things that you can do, you will not do in your life. Simply because you think it's bad. Simply because you think it's low, or high, or whatever nonsense. So in our lives, it is most important, because it's a brief life. It's a limited amount of time for the human potential to flower. In this life, here if you're choosing what to do and what not to do, no. Everything that you can do, must happen. What you cannot do, it doesn't happen, it's okay. Right now this is the problem, you're looking up to some people, looking down on some people, and trying to be humble with them. There's no need to be humble. Treat everybody as rough as you treat yourself. That is, if you're treating yourself rough. If you're pandering to yourself, try with others. Then you'll get tired, then you'll treat them rough anyway. Yes? So, this is simple. Never look up to anybody, never look down at anybody. Just see everything the way it is. This is the fundamental of this culture. If you go to the temple, what do you do? What do you do? If you ever go to the temple, what do you do? Namaskaram. You see a man, what do you do? Namaskaram. You see a woman, what do you do? Namaskaram. You see a tree, what do you do? Namaskaram. You see a rock, what do you do? Namaskaram. Akka, snake, donkey, monkey. Everybody namaskaram. Because, fundamentally this is what it means. This is called Vairagya.

August 12, 2020

3:05

To live a full fledged life you must create an atmosphere of trust around you

Transcript: The walls that you build for self-preservation are also the walls of self-imprisonment. If you build a wall to protect yourself today, after some time, this is your prison. Isn't it? I've been always encouraging people to say, yes and yes, for everything. Yes or no, if I ask. People around me always say, "Sadhguru, it's always yes. Tell us what." So for you to say an absolute yes to everything, one...

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... important thing is, you must create an atmosphere of integrity and trust. If you create an atmosphere of absolute integrity and trust, all of us can say absoulte yes. When we know nobody will misuse our yes, we can all say 100% yes for everything, isn't it? That's what we should strive for. If it's not possible in the whole world, at least we must create small circles where we can say yes and there is no problem. Nobody misuses the yes. Very important. Very important for healthy unfolding of every, life that you need at least a small cocoon of life around you where you can be a total yes. Without fear of favour, you can be an absolute yes. This you must create. If you don't create this, you will always live in fear. Being exploited is one thing. Living in a fear of exploitation is actually more damaging than exploitation itself. If we do not do this, then we will always live in walls. No is a wall, isn't it? No is a wall. Yes is a doorway. Isn't it? If you open your door, a devil could come in, or the divine could come in. The fear that devil may come in, if you close the door, you have also closed the door for the divine. What an unfortunate life. Yes or no? You've not only closed your door to negativity, you closed your door to everything because some negativity once came through your door. Don't do that to yourself. Once you live here, there are dangers of life, of course. But, because there are dangers to life, if you close all possibilities to life, that'll become a very absurd and sad life.

Transcript: The walls that you build for self-preservation are also the walls of self-imprisonment. If you build...

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... a wall to protect yourself today, after some time, this is your prison. Isn't it? I've been always encouraging people to say, yes and yes, for everything. Yes or no, if I ask. People around me always say, "Sadhguru, it's always yes. Tell us what." So for you to say an absolute yes to everything, one important thing is, you must create an atmosphere of integrity and trust. If you create an atmosphere of absolute integrity and trust, all of us can say absoulte yes. When we know nobody will misuse our yes, we can all say 100% yes for everything, isn't it? That's what we should strive for. If it's not possible in the whole world, at least we must create small circles where we can say yes and there is no problem. Nobody misuses the yes. Very important. Very important for healthy unfolding of every, life that you need at least a small cocoon of life around you where you can be a total yes. Without fear of favour, you can be an absolute yes. This you must create. If you don't create this, you will always live in fear. Being exploited is one thing. Living in a fear of exploitation is actually more damaging than exploitation itself. If we do not do this, then we will always live in walls. No is a wall, isn't it? No is a wall. Yes is a doorway. Isn't it? If you open your door, a devil could come in, or the divine could come in. The fear that devil may come in, if you close the door, you have also closed the door for the divine. What an unfortunate life. Yes or no? You've not only closed your door to negativity, you closed your door to everything because some negativity once came through your door. Don't do that to yourself. Once you live here, there are dangers of life, of course. But, because there are dangers to life, if you close all possibilities to life, that'll become a very absurd and sad life.

August 3, 2020

3:20

Will yoga and spirituality take me away from my responsibilities?

Synopsis: This is a concern we all have. How to achieve balance between spirituality and life? Will being spiritual take me away from life as I know it? Isn't spirituality something I should work towards once I have taken care of my social and material responsibilities? Sadhguru reveals that our top priority should be about enhancing ourselves - our inner nature. Every step we take should be for our inner growth....

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... Yoga makes that happen - it enhances our life and the choices we make. Find out how...

Synopsis: This is a concern we all have. How to achieve balance between spirituality and life? Will being spiritual...

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... take me away from life as I know it? Isn't spirituality something I should work towards once I have taken care of my social and material responsibilities? Sadhguru reveals that our top priority should be about enhancing ourselves - our inner nature. Every step we take should be for our inner growth. Yoga makes that happen - it enhances our life and the choices we make. Find out how...

July 30, 2020

5:36

Is your happiness going up or down? It is time to take charge of yourself

Transcript: If we had come here as any other creature on this planet, life would be very simple. Eating, sleeping, reproducing, and dying one day. Now we have to do all those things but somehow where you are right now, wherever you may be, is not enough. Isn't it? You want to be little more than what you're right now. If you know only money, maybe you're thinking of little more money. If you know only pleasure,...

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... maybe little more pleasure. Power, little more power. Everybody is wanting to be little more than they're right now. The process of desiring is continuously going on. Whether you're going to work, or you're going to the bar, or you're going to the temple, or you're getting married, or you're having children, you're studying in university. All this effort of life, everything was in pursuit of happiness. Is it so? In the last 100 years, with the use of science and technology, we have changed the very face of this planet. Today we have the kind of comforts and conveniences that no other generation could ever even imagine. We are definitely the most comfortable generation ever on this planet. Is it so? But are we also the most joyful generation? So it's not worked. Every creature, from plant to animal to everything, including human beings, have paid an enormous price to create these comforts and conveniences. And we are not even happy. What is the point? We have engineered the world today in many ways, so that it functions better for us. Isn't it? We have done nothing about ourselves. It's time to really look at it, isn't it? In the last 24 hours, how many moments of joy have you earned? When you're 5 years of age, a child, how many moments of joy did you have in 24 hours? The whole equation has gotten to reverse somehow. It doesn't matter where you are, you're sitting in a palace or in heaven, but your inner situation is not good, it doesn't matter. Isn't it? This mind could have been a source of ecstacy but this mind has been a source of misery for most people. Tension, anxiety, depression. Why? You just don't know how to handle it, isn't it? Nobody around you will happen 100% your way, isn't it so? Yes? Nobody happens your way, it's okay. The problem is, this one is not happening your way. That is the problem, isn't it? People have concluded that stress is a part of their life. Stress is not a part of your life, it is just that you do not know how to manage your body. You do not know how to manage your mind. You do not know how to manage your emotions, or your life energies. Everything is happening accidentally. Now I'm talking about creating the right kind of chemistry within you. Where, to be peaceful and blissful is just natural to you.

Transcript: If we had come here as any other creature on this planet, life would be very simple. Eating, sleeping,...

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... reproducing, and dying one day. Now we have to do all those things but somehow where you are right now, wherever you may be, is not enough. Isn't it? You want to be little more than what you're right now. If you know only money, maybe you're thinking of little more money. If you know only pleasure, maybe little more pleasure. Power, little more power. Everybody is wanting to be little more than they're right now. The process of desiring is continuously going on. Whether you're going to work, or you're going to the bar, or you're going to the temple, or you're getting married, or you're having children, you're studying in university. All this effort of life, everything was in pursuit of happiness. Is it so? In the last 100 years, with the use of science and technology, we have changed the very face of this planet. Today we have the kind of comforts and conveniences that no other generation could ever even imagine. We are definitely the most comfortable generation ever on this planet. Is it so? But are we also the most joyful generation? So it's not worked. Every creature, from plant to animal to everything, including human beings, have paid an enormous price to create these comforts and conveniences. And we are not even happy. What is the point? We have engineered the world today in many ways, so that it functions better for us. Isn't it? We have done nothing about ourselves. It's time to really look at it, isn't it? In the last 24 hours, how many moments of joy have you earned? When you're 5 years of age, a child, how many moments of joy did you have in 24 hours? The whole equation has gotten to reverse somehow. It doesn't matter where you are, you're sitting in a palace or in heaven, but your inner situation is not good, it doesn't matter. Isn't it? This mind could have been a source of ecstacy but this mind has been a source of misery for most people. Tension, anxiety, depression. Why? You just don't know how to handle it, isn't it? Nobody around you will happen 100% your way, isn't it so? Yes? Nobody happens your way, it's okay. The problem is, this one is not happening your way. That is the problem, isn't it? People have concluded that stress is a part of their life. Stress is not a part of your life, it is just that you do not know how to manage your body. You do not know how to manage your mind. You do not know how to manage your emotions, or your life energies. Everything is happening accidentally. Now I'm talking about creating the right kind of chemistry within you. Where, to be peaceful and blissful is just natural to you.

July 26, 2020

3:56

Your lifestyle should enhance you and not entangle you

Transcript: It depends how you describe simple life. If you think being a simpleton is simple life, I don't recommend that. But simple life, generally meant that the arrangements that you make around your life are simple. So that it doesn't entangle you, it only supports you. A spider webs a web for other things to be caught. But if you're that kind of a spider, you build a web in which you're caught, you're a...

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... stupid spider, isn't it? And most human beings are in that condition. So simplicity means a sensible arrangment which will not entangle you. You made an arrangement in such a way, if something significant happens, you're going this way, if something really significant happen this way, you can go this way. Your arrangements will not trap you, that is a simple life. It's an intelligent life. See all arrangements that we make in our lives are supposed to enhance our life, isn't it? Why do you get educated? Because you think it'll enhance your life. Why somebody gets married? Because they think it'll enhance their life. Why people have children? Because they think it'll enhance their life. Why they're doing business? Because they think it'll enhance their life. But look at people's faces and see. Before they got educated, before they got married, before they had children, how they were and how they've become today. Does it look like they're enhanced? Hello? They've become like this. So obviously they make so many arrangements that they cannot handle. They made more arrangements than they can actually handle. Isn't it so? They did not make arrangements consciously, what is needed for me. Their problem is, she is everyday going shopping, so I also want to go shopping. I don't know what to shop but I'll shop something and come. Because she's also shopping, my neighbour. So because they're in this condition, though there is no container service at the end of life, most homes have turned into warehouses. Most people have things in their homes that they've not used for a year or two and still there. They can't give it away, but it is cluttering their life in such a way they have to trip all over the place to walk around in their homes. Because they did not build this home, they did not buy these things, they did not form these relationships as a way of enhancing their life. They're using everything to entangle their life. So simple life means you're not entangled. It's very important. You're enhanced but you're not entangled. You make whatever the kind of arrangements you make, but the kind of arrangements you can handle. Isn't it? You don't try to make arrangements like somebody else, and you don't know how to handle. Why do you make an arrangement that you don't need? If you make an arrangement that you don't need, these arrangements will become entangling. So if you, what kind of arrangement is best for you, you just make that, this is a simple life. Simple life does not mean you're a simpleton, alright? You're keeping it in such a way, anytime you, wherever you need to go you can go, whatever you have to do you can do.

Transcript: It depends how you describe simple life. If you think being a simpleton is simple life, I don't recommend...

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... that. But simple life, generally meant that the arrangements that you make around your life are simple. So that it doesn't entangle you, it only supports you. A spider webs a web for other things to be caught. But if you're that kind of a spider, you build a web in which you're caught, you're a stupid spider, isn't it? And most human beings are in that condition. So simplicity means a sensible arrangment which will not entangle you. You made an arrangement in such a way, if something significant happens, you're going this way, if something really significant happen this way, you can go this way. Your arrangements will not trap you, that is a simple life. It's an intelligent life. See all arrangements that we make in our lives are supposed to enhance our life, isn't it? Why do you get educated? Because you think it'll enhance your life. Why somebody gets married? Because they think it'll enhance their life. Why people have children? Because they think it'll enhance their life. Why they're doing business? Because they think it'll enhance their life. But look at people's faces and see. Before they got educated, before they got married, before they had children, how they were and how they've become today. Does it look like they're enhanced? Hello? They've become like this. So obviously they make so many arrangements that they cannot handle. They made more arrangements than they can actually handle. Isn't it so? They did not make arrangements consciously, what is needed for me. Their problem is, she is everyday going shopping, so I also want to go shopping. I don't know what to shop but I'll shop something and come. Because she's also shopping, my neighbour. So because they're in this condition, though there is no container service at the end of life, most homes have turned into warehouses. Most people have things in their homes that they've not used for a year or two and still there. They can't give it away, but it is cluttering their life in such a way they have to trip all over the place to walk around in their homes. Because they did not build this home, they did not buy these things, they did not form these relationships as a way of enhancing their life. They're using everything to entangle their life. So simple life means you're not entangled. It's very important. You're enhanced but you're not entangled. You make whatever the kind of arrangements you make, but the kind of arrangements you can handle. Isn't it? You don't try to make arrangements like somebody else, and you don't know how to handle. Why do you make an arrangement that you don't need? If you make an arrangement that you don't need, these arrangements will become entangling. So if you, what kind of arrangement is best for you, you just make that, this is a simple life. Simple life does not mean you're a simpleton, alright? You're keeping it in such a way, anytime you, wherever you need to go you can go, whatever you have to do you can do.

July 25, 2020

3:52

Are you confused about taking a decision? What is right and wrong?

Transcript: You're creating such a level of conflict within yourself for every simple thing. That you think you could always be doing something wrong, something wrong, something wrong. Well, joyfully do something wrong. It's okay. Hello? Nobody knows really whether they're doing the right thing or the wrong thing. Do they know for 100%? No. So don't bother yourself too much about is this right, is this wrong....

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... It is just that when you do something, is this bringing well being to me and everybody around me? That's all your concern is. People who think they're always right, they're terrible people. You produce tyrance out of this. I am always right, I made all the right decisions in my life. This is a tyrant, this is not a human being. It becomes a very ugly human being who does everything right. You don't have to do right things, just be a little more human. Just make sure when you do something, it's good for you and good for everybody around you. That's all. It is right, it is wrong, who is to decide. If it's bringing well being to everybody, it is the right thing, isn't it? Nobody can decide what is right and what is wrong because for thousand years they have debated the same things and nobody has come to a conclusion as to what is right and wrong. And people who believe they're doing the right things, they did the most horrendous things to each other, always. So instead of looking at right and wrong, which is a consequence of morality in which you believe, why don't you awaken the humanity within you? Why don't you become a living humanity? Humanity means just this, already we spoke about this. Animal nature means fixing boundaries. Human nature means expanding or including everybody into your boundaries because this is a natural longing. Wherever you are, you want to be something more, something more. What is this? This is because your intelligence has come to a place where it doesn't like boundaries. It wants to expand. This is human nature. Human nature is naturally inclusive. Animal nature is exclusive, it wants to fix boundaries. So instead of being in boundaries of right and wrong, even if somebody's wrong, let's include them and do the best we can. Because the moment you think, I'm doing all the right things, those, everybody looks wrong in your life. See, please sincerely address this and see. Most people are in this condition. Except themselves, everybody is wrong somewhere. If everybody is wrong and only you're right, it's a sign of madness. It is not a sign of being right.

Transcript: You're creating such a level of conflict within yourself for every simple thing. That you think you could...

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... always be doing something wrong, something wrong, something wrong. Well, joyfully do something wrong. It's okay. Hello? Nobody knows really whether they're doing the right thing or the wrong thing. Do they know for 100%? No. So don't bother yourself too much about is this right, is this wrong. It is just that when you do something, is this bringing well being to me and everybody around me? That's all your concern is. People who think they're always right, they're terrible people. You produce tyrance out of this. I am always right, I made all the right decisions in my life. This is a tyrant, this is not a human being. It becomes a very ugly human being who does everything right. You don't have to do right things, just be a little more human. Just make sure when you do something, it's good for you and good for everybody around you. That's all. It is right, it is wrong, who is to decide. If it's bringing well being to everybody, it is the right thing, isn't it? Nobody can decide what is right and what is wrong because for thousand years they have debated the same things and nobody has come to a conclusion as to what is right and wrong. And people who believe they're doing the right things, they did the most horrendous things to each other, always. So instead of looking at right and wrong, which is a consequence of morality in which you believe, why don't you awaken the humanity within you? Why don't you become a living humanity? Humanity means just this, already we spoke about this. Animal nature means fixing boundaries. Human nature means expanding or including everybody into your boundaries because this is a natural longing. Wherever you are, you want to be something more, something more. What is this? This is because your intelligence has come to a place where it doesn't like boundaries. It wants to expand. This is human nature. Human nature is naturally inclusive. Animal nature is exclusive, it wants to fix boundaries. So instead of being in boundaries of right and wrong, even if somebody's wrong, let's include them and do the best we can. Because the moment you think, I'm doing all the right things, those, everybody looks wrong in your life. See, please sincerely address this and see. Most people are in this condition. Except themselves, everybody is wrong somewhere. If everybody is wrong and only you're right, it's a sign of madness. It is not a sign of being right.

July 23, 2020

3:13

Karma is not reward and punishment – Karma Vs Free Will

Synopsis: Someone asks Sadhguru - "How much of our life is governed by Karma, and how much is free will?..." Sadhguru explains that contrary to popular belief, Karma is not a 'reward and punishment'. Karma is the residual impact of whatever action you do with your body, mind and emotions - you can not control that, but this moment's Karma is entirely in your hand. If you are conscious in this moment, then you...

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... can use your Karma whichever way you want.

Synopsis: Someone asks Sadhguru - "How much of our life is governed by Karma, and how much is free will?..." Sadhguru...

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... explains that contrary to popular belief, Karma is not a 'reward and punishment'. Karma is the residual impact of whatever action you do with your body, mind and emotions - you can not control that, but this moment's Karma is entirely in your hand. If you are conscious in this moment, then you can use your Karma whichever way you want.

July 15, 2020

3:42

How do I dissolve my ‘bad’ karma? Does ‘good’ karma cancel ‘bad’ karma?

Synopsis: During a Youth & Truth event at Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University in the US, a student asks Sadhguru - "One question on Karma - Can good karma cancel our bad karma? Is our life predestined, or can we change it by Karma? And, what is good karma?" Sadhguru explains what Karma really means. He says, this is not about 'good karma', or 'bad karma', what is important is that how much of your...

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... karma (action) is conscious.

Synopsis: During a Youth & Truth event at Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University in the US, a student asks...

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... Sadhguru - "One question on Karma - Can good karma cancel our bad karma? Is our life predestined, or can we change it by Karma? And, what is good karma?" Sadhguru explains what Karma really means. He says, this is not about 'good karma', or 'bad karma', what is important is that how much of your karma (action) is conscious.

July 14, 2020

7:18

How important is money in life?

Transcript: Money is just a process. But, a whole lot of people are beginning to think that money is a goal by itself. Money is not a goal, I want you to remember. It is only a process. It's an enabling process. If you want to buy food, you need money. If you want to buy comfort, you need money. But now, you're trying to buy a life with money. You will not succeed for sure. It doesn't matter, whether you have...

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... 10 rupees today, or 10 million tomorrow, or 10 billion tomorrow. I have seen many billionaire beggars, still. With the same mentality, where is the next buck? Now how they want to live. They don't want to live well, they want to live better than their neighbour. Because of that, money becomes important. If they just want to live, money would be a small part of their life. But now they want to live better than their neighbour, bigger than their neighbour. So, run behind the money becomes an endless run. Otherwise, in a short period of time, what you need for your lifetime you can create in terms of money. And then do what is significant for your life, rather than running after a tool which was just created to simplify transactions. We have made money the currency, or a common. Instead of being in barter system. If you were in barter system, if I gave you a ball, you will give me a bat, then we would be doing that. But now you can buy a ball and a bat with money. You can buy a home and a car with money. You can buy food and comfort with money. So money has become a common transaction tool, and people need that to live. Money is only a tool of transaction. It is not a goal by itself. It's only a process. Thank you.

Transcript: Money is just a process. But, a whole lot of people are beginning to think that money is a goal by itself....

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... Money is not a goal, I want you to remember. It is only a process. It's an enabling process. If you want to buy food, you need money. If you want to buy comfort, you need money. But now, you're trying to buy a life with money. You will not succeed for sure. It doesn't matter, whether you have 10 rupees today, or 10 million tomorrow, or 10 billion tomorrow. I have seen many billionaire beggars, still. With the same mentality, where is the next buck? Now how they want to live. They don't want to live well, they want to live better than their neighbour. Because of that, money becomes important. If they just want to live, money would be a small part of their life. But now they want to live better than their neighbour, bigger than their neighbour. So, run behind the money becomes an endless run. Otherwise, in a short period of time, what you need for your lifetime you can create in terms of money. And then do what is significant for your life, rather than running after a tool which was just created to simplify transactions. We have made money the currency, or a common. Instead of being in barter system. If you were in barter system, if I gave you a ball, you will give me a bat, then we would be doing that. But now you can buy a ball and a bat with money. You can buy a home and a car with money. You can buy food and comfort with money. So money has become a common transaction tool, and people need that to live. Money is only a tool of transaction. It is not a goal by itself. It's only a process. Thank you.

June 30, 2020

2:27

The key to always be pleasant and peaceful

Synopsis: In this talk Sadhguru tells us that "it is very simple, whatever the nature of your experience is, it happening from within you". If your experience is happening from within you, then it is very natural for a human being to see how to make it most pleasant experience for themselves. Once you take charge, you will make sure that you make the most pleasant experience for yourself.

Synopsis: In this talk Sadhguru tells us that "it is very simple, whatever the nature of your experience is, it...

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... happening from within you". If your experience is happening from within you, then it is very natural for a human being to see how to make it most pleasant experience for themselves. Once you take charge, you will make sure that you make the most pleasant experience for yourself.

June 28, 2020

4:21

How to overcome fear of failure?

Synopsis: Sadhguru says, that every situation in your life, either you can use it to learn and become stronger or you can cry over it. Irrespective of what happens in your life, even if it is a horrific situation, you can use it for your growth. This can happen only if you understand the true purpose of your life. So, every situation is a stepping stone for a larger possibility. If you look at life this way,...

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... then there is no failure

Synopsis: Sadhguru says, that every situation in your life, either you can use it to learn and become stronger...

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... or you can cry over it. Irrespective of what happens in your life, even if it is a horrific situation, you can use it for your growth. This can happen only if you understand the true purpose of your life. So, every situation is a stepping stone for a larger possibility. If you look at life this way, then there is no failure

June 27, 2020

4:58

Overcome fear of suffering – the first step to achieve success

Synopsis: Sadhguru says - "You would step out into the world, and do whatever needs to be done, only if you have an assurance that no matter what you walk into, you will not lose yourself. You will walk full stride, otherwise you will only be half a step. Most human beings are half a step, because of fear of suffering". Once you are well managed within yourself, once your thoughts and emotions are well managed...

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... within yourself, and you are pleasant within yourself, then you can walk into any situation without any fear or apprehension.

Synopsis: Sadhguru says - "You would step out into the world, and do whatever needs to be done, only if you have...

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... an assurance that no matter what you walk into, you will not lose yourself. You will walk full stride, otherwise you will only be half a step. Most human beings are half a step, because of fear of suffering". Once you are well managed within yourself, once your thoughts and emotions are well managed within yourself, and you are pleasant within yourself, then you can walk into any situation without any fear or apprehension.

June 23, 2020

3:40

If you think you are doing something important – its time to go on a holiday

Transcript: So, just loosen up your life a little bit, laugh a little more, involve yourself with people around you. Do things that you think is not so important. Don't do things which are very important. Do simple things, very important that you do simple things. Very important things you are doing in your life, you will become dead serious. You know Bertrand Russel, an Englishman. Bertrand Russel said, if you...

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... are beginning to think that what you are doing is very important, you need to take a holiday. So holiday does not mean coming to India. Holiday is everyday in those 24 hours you must take a holiday from your seriousness, from yourself. Seriousness comes essentially because of your self importance. You hold yourself as an important person. I want you to see, you are like a speck of dust in this existence. Tomorrow morning if you disappear, for sure in India nobody will miss you. Even down under they won't bother much you know. A handful of people, they will also forget soon enough, isn't it so? Woof! Nature does woof, you are gone. And nothing will happen in this world, everything will happen wonderfully well even if you are not there. Every human being should be aware of this every moment of his life. It does not matter what the whole world says about you. It does not matter how significant a work you are doing. You must understand that tomorrow morning the world will go on fine without you, whoever you may be. Isn't it so? If you constantly remind yourself of this, you will have no reason to be serious. Definitely not dead. And don't be dead now. A time will come. It's time to be alive.

Transcript: So, just loosen up your life a little bit, laugh a little more, involve yourself with people around you....

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... Do things that you think is not so important. Don't do things which are very important. Do simple things, very important that you do simple things. Very important things you are doing in your life, you will become dead serious. You know Bertrand Russel, an Englishman. Bertrand Russel said, if you are beginning to think that what you are doing is very important, you need to take a holiday. So holiday does not mean coming to India. Holiday is everyday in those 24 hours you must take a holiday from your seriousness, from yourself. Seriousness comes essentially because of your self importance. You hold yourself as an important person. I want you to see, you are like a speck of dust in this existence. Tomorrow morning if you disappear, for sure in India nobody will miss you. Even down under they won't bother much you know. A handful of people, they will also forget soon enough, isn't it so? Woof! Nature does woof, you are gone. And nothing will happen in this world, everything will happen wonderfully well even if you are not there. Every human being should be aware of this every moment of his life. It does not matter what the whole world says about you. It does not matter how significant a work you are doing. You must understand that tomorrow morning the world will go on fine without you, whoever you may be. Isn't it so? If you constantly remind yourself of this, you will have no reason to be serious. Definitely not dead. And don't be dead now. A time will come. It's time to be alive.

June 20, 2020

2:46

How to become a powerful human being | three simple steps

Transcript: I want you to observe your day to day life. A simple thing. Just let's say how many, how many words do you utter in a day? You never counted? Oh, you should. You should. Just make an estimate tomorrow. From morning to night, how many words do you utter? Day after tomorrow cut it by 50% and say the same things. You're not cutting off communication with people, you're still communicating but with 50%...

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... of the words. Your language skills will improve for sure. And you will see, you will develop so much of personal power within yourself. See there is scientific evidence to show, at least 20% of your energy right now, as you sit here in a restful state, is being consumed by your brain. If you bring this down, that your brain is not unnecessarily fluctuating and, you know, hopping mad all the time. If it learns to still be still and do only what's needed, an enormous sense of personal power will develop. You can't do this with your mind right now. If you try to stop it, it will hop even more crazy. At least do it with your body. Your words and your physical movements, reduce it by 50%. If you want to look at this, look at this. If you want to look at that, look at that. Don't do this, this, this. With your body, and you utterances if you do this, slowly it will also start manifesting in your mind. It will not do unnecessary things. When you don't know unecessary things, the energy that you have slowly transforms itself into potential power. So in developing this, this should not be dissipated in unecessary action. Right now you cannot curtail the number of thought you are having in your mind. That also can be. If you just bring in a reverberation within you, a simple mantra. If this is going away crazy, simply chant for some time. Create a certain reverberation. You will see, it will generate enormous amount of personal power. Without this power within you, you will not break through dimensions of life. This must be always understood, power is not about domination. Power is about becoming effective. Power is about becoming empowered. Only when you carry the potency of this power within you, you walk through this life. It doesn't matter where you are placed in the society. It doesn't matter finanacially where you are, materially where you are. You walk like a king because the power within you makes you walk like that.

Transcript: I want you to observe your day to day life. A simple thing. Just let's say how many, how many words do...

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... you utter in a day? You never counted? Oh, you should. You should. Just make an estimate tomorrow. From morning to night, how many words do you utter? Day after tomorrow cut it by 50% and say the same things. You're not cutting off communication with people, you're still communicating but with 50% of the words. Your language skills will improve for sure. And you will see, you will develop so much of personal power within yourself. See there is scientific evidence to show, at least 20% of your energy right now, as you sit here in a restful state, is being consumed by your brain. If you bring this down, that your brain is not unnecessarily fluctuating and, you know, hopping mad all the time. If it learns to still be still and do only what's needed, an enormous sense of personal power will develop. You can't do this with your mind right now. If you try to stop it, it will hop even more crazy. At least do it with your body. Your words and your physical movements, reduce it by 50%. If you want to look at this, look at this. If you want to look at that, look at that. Don't do this, this, this. With your body, and you utterances if you do this, slowly it will also start manifesting in your mind. It will not do unnecessary things. When you don't know unecessary things, the energy that you have slowly transforms itself into potential power. So in developing this, this should not be dissipated in unecessary action. Right now you cannot curtail the number of thought you are having in your mind. That also can be. If you just bring in a reverberation within you, a simple mantra. If this is going away crazy, simply chant for some time. Create a certain reverberation. You will see, it will generate enormous amount of personal power. Without this power within you, you will not break through dimensions of life. This must be always understood, power is not about domination. Power is about becoming effective. Power is about becoming empowered. Only when you carry the potency of this power within you, you walk through this life. It doesn't matter where you are placed in the society. It doesn't matter finanacially where you are, materially where you are. You walk like a king because the power within you makes you walk like that.

June 16, 2020

3:30

Even a worst situation can transform your life

Transcript: This was in 1939. And this family, a Jewish family in Germany or Austria probably, was taken away. First they took away the parents and they took away the children separately. And this girl, who is 13 years of age at that time, and her brother, who is 8 years of age, were brought to the railway station along with a lots of other kids. Parents were taken away somewhere, to some labour camp or something....

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... These kids have been separated. And they are pulled out from a wealthy family, and now they are on the railway platform, on a winter day. Kids are kids. Once they are there, they're playing and this boy is going out playing with people. They're kicking around something, playing football, all this. Then the train came. Once the train came, the soldiers came and pushed everybody into the trains. Like cattle, they were all loaded up. And after they got into the train, and train started moving, the boy said he forgot his shoes in the platform. The girl got so mad. 13 year old girl, she's just been separated, bewildered you know. Taken off from a wealthy family. And now they are on the street, they don't know where they're going, what's next. They don't know anything. Now it's history, we know all the things that happened. At that moment, these little children, they don't know anything. What's going to happen. And now this fellow leaves his shoes and comes. It's a cold month. So she held him by the ear, and twisted it as much as she wanted, and she abused him. You idiot! I have enough trouble on my hands, and now you have to leave your shoes and come. And when the next station came, they separated boys and girls. So he was taken away somewhere, she was taken away somewhere. Four years later, she came out of a concentration camp. The only survivor of the family. Seventeen memebers of the family just disappeared including that boy. She never figured where he went. He just evaporated somewhere. And, all that she remembered was the last things that she said to that boy. She could've said something nice to him. All the horrible things she told him because he lost his shoes. And then when she came out of the concentration camp after four and a half years, she made up her mind. It doesn't matter whom I speak to, when I speak to somebody, if that happens to be the last time I speak to them I should not regret. If you just speak like this to people, you will definitely say something else. And this one, this one vow that she took for herself just transformed her whole life and became such a beautiful human being. Even such a horrific thing happens to her, she makes a blessing out of it. If you have a working intelligence, whatever happens in your life, you can turn that into a great possibility for you. Or whatever happens, you can make misery out of it.

Transcript: This was in 1939. And this family, a Jewish family in Germany or Austria probably, was taken away. First...

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... they took away the parents and they took away the children separately. And this girl, who is 13 years of age at that time, and her brother, who is 8 years of age, were brought to the railway station along with a lots of other kids. Parents were taken away somewhere, to some labour camp or something. These kids have been separated. And they are pulled out from a wealthy family, and now they are on the railway platform, on a winter day. Kids are kids. Once they are there, they're playing and this boy is going out playing with people. They're kicking around something, playing football, all this. Then the train came. Once the train came, the soldiers came and pushed everybody into the trains. Like cattle, they were all loaded up. And after they got into the train, and train started moving, the boy said he forgot his shoes in the platform. The girl got so mad. 13 year old girl, she's just been separated, bewildered you know. Taken off from a wealthy family. And now they are on the street, they don't know where they're going, what's next. They don't know anything. Now it's history, we know all the things that happened. At that moment, these little children, they don't know anything. What's going to happen. And now this fellow leaves his shoes and comes. It's a cold month. So she held him by the ear, and twisted it as much as she wanted, and she abused him. You idiot! I have enough trouble on my hands, and now you have to leave your shoes and come. And when the next station came, they separated boys and girls. So he was taken away somewhere, she was taken away somewhere. Four years later, she came out of a concentration camp. The only survivor of the family. Seventeen memebers of the family just disappeared including that boy. She never figured where he went. He just evaporated somewhere. And, all that she remembered was the last things that she said to that boy. She could've said something nice to him. All the horrible things she told him because he lost his shoes. And then when she came out of the concentration camp after four and a half years, she made up her mind. It doesn't matter whom I speak to, when I speak to somebody, if that happens to be the last time I speak to them I should not regret. If you just speak like this to people, you will definitely say something else. And this one, this one vow that she took for herself just transformed her whole life and became such a beautiful human being. Even such a horrific thing happens to her, she makes a blessing out of it. If you have a working intelligence, whatever happens in your life, you can turn that into a great possibility for you. Or whatever happens, you can make misery out of it.

June 14, 2020

3:59

Being joyful is 100% in your hands

Transcript: We need to understand this. We are experiencing life the way we are experiencing not because that's how life is, because that's how we are. Our experience of life is essentially determined by us, not by what's happening around us. There are situations in the world, family, work, street, many things. Nation, world, all kinds of situations. Whatever happens in the outside situation has a certain amount...

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... of impact on our physical lives. Definitely it has, isn't it? But it does not determine the nature of our experience. The nature of our experience simply depends on how we are. Situations, of course, are dependent on million other people. Your life situation right now, living in Kolkata. What every citizen of Kolkata is doing has some impact on your life situations. But it need not have any impact on your experience of life. Because your experience of life is essentially determined by you, you, and you alone. Nobody else but you. If you understand this, that is the basis of Sadhana. You are sitting down with your eyes closed, just to understand experientially that everything that I experience is coming from within me. Pain and pleasure are coming from within you. Joy and misery are coming from within you. Agony and ecsatasy is happening from within you. If you understand this much, then would you choose pain or pleasure? Would you choose joy or misery? Agony or ecstasy? That's all, you know the choice. If you are confused about the choice, then you would need lot of lessons. Your choice is clear for yourself, 100% clear. So when it is so clear, choice is clear, only thing is, your ability to make the choice. That's all you need to enhance. If you did not know what to choose, it would be more complicated. Your choice is 100% clear, only to be able to choose.

Transcript: We need to understand this. We are experiencing life the way we are experiencing not because that's how...

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... life is, because that's how we are. Our experience of life is essentially determined by us, not by what's happening around us. There are situations in the world, family, work, street, many things. Nation, world, all kinds of situations. Whatever happens in the outside situation has a certain amount of impact on our physical lives. Definitely it has, isn't it? But it does not determine the nature of our experience. The nature of our experience simply depends on how we are. Situations, of course, are dependent on million other people. Your life situation right now, living in Kolkata. What every citizen of Kolkata is doing has some impact on your life situations. But it need not have any impact on your experience of life. Because your experience of life is essentially determined by you, you, and you alone. Nobody else but you. If you understand this, that is the basis of Sadhana. You are sitting down with your eyes closed, just to understand experientially that everything that I experience is coming from within me. Pain and pleasure are coming from within you. Joy and misery are coming from within you. Agony and ecsatasy is happening from within you. If you understand this much, then would you choose pain or pleasure? Would you choose joy or misery? Agony or ecstasy? That's all, you know the choice. If you are confused about the choice, then you would need lot of lessons. Your choice is clear for yourself, 100% clear. So when it is so clear, choice is clear, only thing is, your ability to make the choice. That's all you need to enhance. If you did not know what to choose, it would be more complicated. Your choice is 100% clear, only to be able to choose.

June 13, 2020

3:07

Hard to give title to this talk just watch it to know how to be happy

Transcript: Today, just to take very affluent societies because every society is aspiring to be like that. Let's say you take United States, which is the most affluent nation on the planet right now. 70% of US population is on prescription medication. Another 30%, of course, buying it off the back streets. Most affluent nation. Obviously affluence is not working. To be healthful, you need chemicals. To be joyful,...

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... you need chemicals. To be peaceful, you need chemicals. To be ecstatic, of course, there is ecstasy. So, I'm not even looking at it morally. It's never a moral issue for me. If 90% of this population right now, is on chemicals, believe me, the next generation that we produce will be a generation which is much less than us. If we produce a next generation less than ourselves, we have committed a crime against humanity. Because the next generation must be at least one step ahead of us. Otherwise we have lost it. So, we are heading towards this rapidly unless we teach individual human beings how to simply sit here and be blissed out. Stoned enough or no? Just look at me. But am I conscious enough? Alert enough? Clear enough? If there was a way to intoxicate yourself without losing your judgement, without losing your awareness, without losing your intelligence, it's a great thing. Intoxication is a fantastic thing. Only problem is it takes away your judgement, it takes away your intelligence, incapacitates you. That is the problem, isnt it? If you know how to manage this, you will be like me, always blissed out. Anybody can say what they want, anybody can do what they want, this is like this only. Because I have not given this priviledge to anybody. That somebody can make me happy, somebody can make me unhappy, somebody can make me miserable. It's very important that neither this way or that way. We listen to everybody because we could be doing something wrong. Hello? Any moment we could be doing something wrong. So we listen to everybody. But what they say will not determine how I am. Never ever. This you must fix.

Transcript: Today, just to take very affluent societies because every society is aspiring to be like that. Let's...

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... say you take United States, which is the most affluent nation on the planet right now. 70% of US population is on prescription medication. Another 30%, of course, buying it off the back streets. Most affluent nation. Obviously affluence is not working. To be healthful, you need chemicals. To be joyful, you need chemicals. To be peaceful, you need chemicals. To be ecstatic, of course, there is ecstasy. So, I'm not even looking at it morally. It's never a moral issue for me. If 90% of this population right now, is on chemicals, believe me, the next generation that we produce will be a generation which is much less than us. If we produce a next generation less than ourselves, we have committed a crime against humanity. Because the next generation must be at least one step ahead of us. Otherwise we have lost it. So, we are heading towards this rapidly unless we teach individual human beings how to simply sit here and be blissed out. Stoned enough or no? Just look at me. But am I conscious enough? Alert enough? Clear enough? If there was a way to intoxicate yourself without losing your judgement, without losing your awareness, without losing your intelligence, it's a great thing. Intoxication is a fantastic thing. Only problem is it takes away your judgement, it takes away your intelligence, incapacitates you. That is the problem, isnt it? If you know how to manage this, you will be like me, always blissed out. Anybody can say what they want, anybody can do what they want, this is like this only. Because I have not given this priviledge to anybody. That somebody can make me happy, somebody can make me unhappy, somebody can make me miserable. It's very important that neither this way or that way. We listen to everybody because we could be doing something wrong. Hello? Any moment we could be doing something wrong. So we listen to everybody. But what they say will not determine how I am. Never ever. This you must fix.

June 12, 2020

3:06

Just try this for two days and you will become truly joyful

Transcript: So what is it? Okay, so for all of us, how do we live our days? What is the best way to just go about it? Give us in clear simple, simple sentences, do this and you will be at least on the way to being blissful or happy or aware or living in a nice conscious way. Do not take this for granted. If you wake up in the morning, tomorrow if you wake up in the morning. No, this is not my wish. But I want...

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... you to know, of all the people who go to bed tonight, over a million people will not wake up tomorrow morning. And tomorrow, if you and me wake up tomorrow morning, is it not a fantastic thing? A million people did not wake up. You woke up. Is it not a great thing? Just look at the ceiling and smile. You are still awake. You are still there. And for many many millions of people, somebody who is dear to them did not wake up. So just check those fix, six people around you. They all woke up. Wow! It's a fantastic day! You woke up, and everyone who matters to you around you woke up. Is it not fantastic day? You don't think so. You don't seem to think so, because the problem is just this, you are living with an idea that you are immortal. When I say you are immortal, you are not actually thinking you are immortal. But you are not conscious of your mortality. If you were not conscious of your mortality, somewhere you think you are immortal, isn't it? How many moments in a day, are you conscious that you are mortal? If you are conscious, would you have time to crib? Would you have time to fight with somebody? Would you have time to do some rubbish with your life? If you knew, if you are conscious that you are mortal, you would do nothing other than what is absolutely needed for you and everybody around you. This one thing if you do, if you just remind yourself. Don't think this is a negative thing, death is not a negative thing. It's the only thing which has added value to your life. If you are here forever, you would be unbearable. If you just become conscious of this one thing. That always you are conscious that I am mortal, you don't have to think I will die today. We don't intend. We want to live as far as possible. Just you know one day I will die. If you are just conscious of this one thing, you will naturally become spiritual. Everyday, every moment if you remind yourself, this is a brief life. I'm mortal. One day I will end. Just do this for 2 days and see, you will become something truly fantastic within yourself. Just, this is all. That is simple beautiful. That's all that is needed. If you want to know the value of life, just know that it's a brief happening.

Transcript: So what is it? Okay, so for all of us, how do we live our days? What is the best way to just go about...

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... it? Give us in clear simple, simple sentences, do this and you will be at least on the way to being blissful or happy or aware or living in a nice conscious way. Do not take this for granted. If you wake up in the morning, tomorrow if you wake up in the morning. No, this is not my wish. But I want you to know, of all the people who go to bed tonight, over a million people will not wake up tomorrow morning. And tomorrow, if you and me wake up tomorrow morning, is it not a fantastic thing? A million people did not wake up. You woke up. Is it not a great thing? Just look at the ceiling and smile. You are still awake. You are still there. And for many many millions of people, somebody who is dear to them did not wake up. So just check those fix, six people around you. They all woke up. Wow! It's a fantastic day! You woke up, and everyone who matters to you around you woke up. Is it not fantastic day? You don't think so. You don't seem to think so, because the problem is just this, you are living with an idea that you are immortal. When I say you are immortal, you are not actually thinking you are immortal. But you are not conscious of your mortality. If you were not conscious of your mortality, somewhere you think you are immortal, isn't it? How many moments in a day, are you conscious that you are mortal? If you are conscious, would you have time to crib? Would you have time to fight with somebody? Would you have time to do some rubbish with your life? If you knew, if you are conscious that you are mortal, you would do nothing other than what is absolutely needed for you and everybody around you. This one thing if you do, if you just remind yourself. Don't think this is a negative thing, death is not a negative thing. It's the only thing which has added value to your life. If you are here forever, you would be unbearable. If you just become conscious of this one thing. That always you are conscious that I am mortal, you don't have to think I will die today. We don't intend. We want to live as far as possible. Just you know one day I will die. If you are just conscious of this one thing, you will naturally become spiritual. Everyday, every moment if you remind yourself, this is a brief life. I'm mortal. One day I will end. Just do this for 2 days and see, you will become something truly fantastic within yourself. Just, this is all. That is simple beautiful. That's all that is needed. If you want to know the value of life, just know that it's a brief happening.

June 11, 2020

3:36

Joy or misery – you must make your choice today

Transcript: You heard of Lao Tzu? Lao Tzu? Lao Tzu is a celebrated Zen master today. Even then, he gathered a certain number of disciples around him. It is part of the Zen tradition, that when the master, or the Guru is dying, people gather around for a final message. So at the age of 83 or 84, he was passing. So people gathered around him and asked him, 'Master, what is the secret of your joy?' You know, he faced...

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... a lot of extreme situations in his life. He was accused of things that he had never thought of. And he went through troubles. So people asked, you went through so many things, but you were always joyful. What is the secret of your joy? Lao Tzu said, 'Oh! That, it's just that everyday in the morning when I woke up, I used to get a question. The question is, today shall I be joyful or miserable? Till now I just happened to choose joy, that's all.' So, have you made your choice? I'm asking. Everyday in the morning, if a question comes to you. I will come and ask you a question everyday in the morning. Today you are going to be joyful or miserable? What's your choice? You must make this choice everyday. Today I'm going to be joyful. Joy is not a goal by itself, it is just that when you are joyful, you are pleasant to the world. When you are joyful, you are sensible in your head. When you are joyful, you will not do stupid things against yourself. But look at yourself and see. Right now, somebody else, if they determine what should happen, around you, you feel like a slave. But right now, somebody else is determining what should happen within you, is this not slavery? Somebody can decide whether you are happy or unhappy, is this not slavery? Somebody can decide whether you will be a pleasant human being or an unpleasant human being, is this not slavery? What happens within you, somebody else determines. This is the worst form of slavery, isn't it? Isn't it so? It is just that, because everybody is like that it seems to be normal. It is not, it is not normal. Just because everybody is like that it does not become normal. This human being, life around you will not happen, will never happen 100% the way you want it.

Transcript: You heard of Lao Tzu? Lao Tzu? Lao Tzu is a celebrated Zen master today. Even then, he gathered a certain...

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... number of disciples around him. It is part of the Zen tradition, that when the master, or the Guru is dying, people gather around for a final message. So at the age of 83 or 84, he was passing. So people gathered around him and asked him, 'Master, what is the secret of your joy?' You know, he faced a lot of extreme situations in his life. He was accused of things that he had never thought of. And he went through troubles. So people asked, you went through so many things, but you were always joyful. What is the secret of your joy? Lao Tzu said, 'Oh! That, it's just that everyday in the morning when I woke up, I used to get a question. The question is, today shall I be joyful or miserable? Till now I just happened to choose joy, that's all.' So, have you made your choice? I'm asking. Everyday in the morning, if a question comes to you. I will come and ask you a question everyday in the morning. Today you are going to be joyful or miserable? What's your choice? You must make this choice everyday. Today I'm going to be joyful. Joy is not a goal by itself, it is just that when you are joyful, you are pleasant to the world. When you are joyful, you are sensible in your head. When you are joyful, you will not do stupid things against yourself. But look at yourself and see. Right now, somebody else, if they determine what should happen, around you, you feel like a slave. But right now, somebody else is determining what should happen within you, is this not slavery? Somebody can decide whether you are happy or unhappy, is this not slavery? Somebody can decide whether you will be a pleasant human being or an unpleasant human being, is this not slavery? What happens within you, somebody else determines. This is the worst form of slavery, isn't it? Isn't it so? It is just that, because everybody is like that it seems to be normal. It is not, it is not normal. Just because everybody is like that it does not become normal. This human being, life around you will not happen, will never happen 100% the way you want it.

June 10, 2020

3:16

Do this before you sleep to become more and more joyful

Transcript: What is well being? When do you really feel well in your life? When do you truly feel well? When you're very happy, you're well. Even if you are physically ill, you are still well, isn't it? Even if you are medically diagnosed as ill, you are very happy right now. You are feeling well, isn't it? So fundamentally well being means a certain level of joyfulness. Certain exuberance of life. What is happiness?...

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... We can say happiness is that, that. But in terms of life, your life energies are happening in a more exuberant way than it normally happens. Happiness means your life energies are exuberant. There are many ways of describing happiness. But only those who are happy know what it means to be happy. There is nobody who has not been happy. Everybody has been happy. But the problem is they are not able to maintain it, that's all. Why don't you keep an account book? At the end of the day, just check, am I a little more joyful today than yesterday? If you had done this since you were five years of age, you would have been ecstatic by now. Profit side. You became like this because you never kept accounts. One day you checked, when it became very acute, then you see, you are in a big loss. Everyday, every month, just keep accounts. Am I becoming more joyful or less joyful? There are only two things, how joyful are you? And how much joy do you give to people around you? This you can keep accounts. If you keep accounts of this, people are keeping accounts of their money, as if they are going to carry it with them. The real wealth of life is how joyful you are. How wonderful is your experience of life. Joy is not a goal by itself, but it's a necessary ambience for life. If you don't set this one ambience, then whatever you have, is just going waste.

Transcript: What is well being? When do you really feel well in your life? When do you truly feel well? When you're...

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... very happy, you're well. Even if you are physically ill, you are still well, isn't it? Even if you are medically diagnosed as ill, you are very happy right now. You are feeling well, isn't it? So fundamentally well being means a certain level of joyfulness. Certain exuberance of life. What is happiness? We can say happiness is that, that. But in terms of life, your life energies are happening in a more exuberant way than it normally happens. Happiness means your life energies are exuberant. There are many ways of describing happiness. But only those who are happy know what it means to be happy. There is nobody who has not been happy. Everybody has been happy. But the problem is they are not able to maintain it, that's all. Why don't you keep an account book? At the end of the day, just check, am I a little more joyful today than yesterday? If you had done this since you were five years of age, you would have been ecstatic by now. Profit side. You became like this because you never kept accounts. One day you checked, when it became very acute, then you see, you are in a big loss. Everyday, every month, just keep accounts. Am I becoming more joyful or less joyful? There are only two things, how joyful are you? And how much joy do you give to people around you? This you can keep accounts. If you keep accounts of this, people are keeping accounts of their money, as if they are going to carry it with them. The real wealth of life is how joyful you are. How wonderful is your experience of life. Joy is not a goal by itself, but it's a necessary ambience for life. If you don't set this one ambience, then whatever you have, is just going waste.

June 9, 2020

2:56

The first step to be always joyful

Transcript: A young woman went to a doctor. And said, oh doctor, my body is hurting all over. Just everything in my body is hurting. The doctor looked at her, she looked quite young and healthy. He said, that looks strange. Every part in you body is hurting? Show me what's happening. She said, just look at this doctor and she just touched her right knee. 'Aaah!' she screamed. Then she touched her left elbow. 'Aaah!'...

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... she screamed. She touched her neck and she screamed. The doctor said, okay, just relax. And he brought a little plaster and put it on her finger. There was an injury in the finger. So, if pain comes, suffering comes, misery happens, not time to look around. This is always the problem. If you are miserable, you think somebody else needs to be fixed. No no no no, if you are miserable, this needs to be fixed. Not somebody else. No, I'm miserable, fix the situation for me. No no no, if you are miserable, who should be fixed? If you are sick, who should be given the medicine? Shall we give it to somebody else when you are sick? If you are hungry, shall we give the food to somebody else? No, it only works if you give it to this, isn't it? If food is like that, medicine is like that, is it not true with every other aspect? Both your miseries and joys are caused from inside. It needs to be attended here, not somewhere else. The sooner you learn this, the more graceful and wonderful you life will become. If you are taking a lifetime to understand this, life will have its ways.

Transcript: A young woman went to a doctor. And said, oh doctor, my body is hurting all over. Just everything in...

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... my body is hurting. The doctor looked at her, she looked quite young and healthy. He said, that looks strange. Every part in you body is hurting? Show me what's happening. She said, just look at this doctor and she just touched her right knee. 'Aaah!' she screamed. Then she touched her left elbow. 'Aaah!' she screamed. She touched her neck and she screamed. The doctor said, okay, just relax. And he brought a little plaster and put it on her finger. There was an injury in the finger. So, if pain comes, suffering comes, misery happens, not time to look around. This is always the problem. If you are miserable, you think somebody else needs to be fixed. No no no no, if you are miserable, this needs to be fixed. Not somebody else. No, I'm miserable, fix the situation for me. No no no, if you are miserable, who should be fixed? If you are sick, who should be given the medicine? Shall we give it to somebody else when you are sick? If you are hungry, shall we give the food to somebody else? No, it only works if you give it to this, isn't it? If food is like that, medicine is like that, is it not true with every other aspect? Both your miseries and joys are caused from inside. It needs to be attended here, not somewhere else. The sooner you learn this, the more graceful and wonderful you life will become. If you are taking a lifetime to understand this, life will have its ways.

June 8, 2020

2:35

A Beautiful Incidence From Swami Vivekanda’s Life

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells the beautiful incidence from the life of Swami Vivekananda. After his guru, Ramakrishna Paramhansa, attained samadhi, Vivekananda wanted to take his masters message to the west. He wants the permission of Sharada Devi, Ramakrishna's wife. Sadhguru narrates the incidence...

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells the beautiful incidence from the life of Swami Vivekananda. After his guru, Ramakrishna...

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... Paramhansa, attained samadhi, Vivekananda wanted to take his masters message to the west. He wants the permission of Sharada Devi, Ramakrishna's wife. Sadhguru narrates the incidence...

January 12, 2020

2:51

A Heart Wrenching Story – Even The Worst Situation Can Transform Your Life

Synopsis: This is a must watch inspirational talk by Sadhguru. He narrates a heart wrenching story from the Nazi camp, to illustrate that we have a choice to make even the most horrible situations in life as transformative for ourselves.

Synopsis: This is a must watch inspirational talk by Sadhguru. He narrates a heart wrenching story from the Nazi...

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... camp, to illustrate that we have a choice to make even the most horrible situations in life as transformative for ourselves.

December 8, 2019

5:27

Your Mind Should Work For You – Not Against You

Synopsis: Sadhguru says - the being within you is totally helpless. You don't have any right to torture this being. So, it's very important that you handle your mind in a way, that it works for you, and not against you. He says - "After all your mind is your employee, why have you made it your enemy?"

Synopsis: Sadhguru says - the being within you is totally helpless. You don't have any right to torture this being....

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... So, it's very important that you handle your mind in a way, that it works for you, and not against you. He says - "After all your mind is your employee, why have you made it your enemy?"

November 28, 2019

8:46

Does positive thinking work?

Positive thinking is dangerous! Sadhguru says - "The nature of the mind is such that if you say, 'I do not want this,' only that will happen in your mind. If you say, 'I do not want the negative,' only that will happen." Instead of looking at things as positive and negative, we should essentially be looking at the situation and act accordingly. Sadhguru explains, that the who existence is happening between two dualities - "What you refer to as positive and negative is: masculine and feminine, light and darkness, day and night. Without this, how will life happen? It is like saying you do not want death, you want only life – there is no such thing. Only because there is death there is life. Only because there is darkness there is light. It is just that you should not allow the negative to overwhelm you. Let both of them be there and see how to make both of them productive."

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September 11, 2020

7 min read

Coronavirus – How to stay calm when our loved ones are in mortal peril?

Someone asks Sadhguru - "All my family is in Italy. How can we not panic and be calm in this situation? It is very difficult for me to stay quiet." Sadhguru says - "...I understand the struggle, that people who are dear to you are elsewhere, particularly in a place which is going through the throes of infection and there are hundreds of deaths per day.... Shall we deal with the trouble to the best of our capabilities or shall we multiply it in our mind?"

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April 16, 2020

3 min read

Coronavirus lockdown – How to deal with boredom?

Stuck at home during the Coronavirus lockdown, someone asks Sadhguru - "Sadhguru, I always thought that I can spend my whole life binging on shows on Netflix, but in the last few days of lockdown, I am totally bored of everything on the internet!" Sadhguru explains that boredom is a mind's creation, it's not existential. So, you are bored of just what is happening in your mind! He suggests some simple tips to address this, like - "Every ten minutes, take a two-minute break from it; you will be doing something very fantastic with yourself."

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April 11, 2020

5 min read

Go Beyond The Conditioning of Your Belief

Sadhguru says - "When it comes to God, you have been told to believe; nobody told you to explore Divinity". The intellect is only useful for survival. Exploring deeper dimensions of life through the five senses will not yield results. These are not the right instruments; and without appropriate instruments, people are bound to jump to wrong conclusions.

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February 17, 2020

3 min read

How To Choose Your Career?

Sadhguru tells us about his father, how committed, dedicated and relentless he was in his profession as a doctor. Sadhguru also tells us about his own life - his father was asking him to choose a profession, and Sadhguru refusing to get trained for anything. Sadhguru says - "It is very important to understand that from the moment we are born until we fall dead, we are doing only life, life, and life alone – nothing else but life". So, whatever you are doing in life, must be your life!

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January 3, 2020

7 min read

How Can I End My Suffering?

If you want a solution in life, you need to understand, that you are not suffering life, you are suffering your memories. Sadhguru says - "Suffering is entirely your making. Other people can create situations; they cannot make you or me suffer". There are only two kinds of suffering - physical and mental. Once you bring a little distance between you and your body, you and your mind - that is the end of suffering.

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December 7, 2019

5 min read

Is there any place for spirituality in a student’s life?

While talking to students at Isha home school, Sadhguru draws a parallel between a student and a spiritual seeker as perfect match since they both are seeking answers. As long as you keep the questions in your life alive, he says, then you are naturally a spiritual seeker. He advises students to put in significant physical and spiritual sadhna at this age so that when time comes and life gives you opportunities, your body and mind does not become a constraint and you can handle uncertainity with ease.

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March 22, 2019

5 min read

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