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How do we know what’s most important? | Sadhguru at Columbia University | #2

Synopsis: So, on the note of purpose, one thing that I think that I’m constantly chasing is, and I would say I don’t know when I’ve reached it, the pursuit of happiness. I think everyone in this room at some point, maybe now you’re asking yourself, or if you ask yourself like have you reached your pursuit of happiness in kind of understanding why it can be elusive? For...

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... me, happiness is, like I think of my family because they’re such a critical piece to my love and happiness. But oftentimes I feel like I lose sight of it. When I’m in this room, when I’m at Columbia Business School, when I’m at work. Because I’m trying to get to that next level, ultimately to help my family. But, how do we keep track of what’s most important? And that purpose for me being my family, and the pursuit of happiness.  

Synopsis: So, on the note of purpose, one thing that I think that I’m constantly...

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... chasing is, and I would say I don’t know when I’ve reached it, the pursuit of happiness. I think everyone in this room at some point, maybe now you’re asking yourself, or if you ask yourself like have you reached your pursuit of happiness in kind of understanding why it can be elusive? For me, happiness is, like I think of my family because they’re such a critical piece to my love and happiness. But oftentimes I feel like I lose sight of it. When I’m in this room, when I’m at Columbia Business School, when I’m at work. Because I’m trying to get to that next level, ultimately to help my family. But, how do we keep track of what’s most important? And that purpose for me being my family, and the pursuit of happiness.  

January 7, 2021

11:08

How do we find purpose? | Sadhguru at Columbia University | #1

Synopsis: When it comes to purpose, what has defined what your purpose is in this world? As it has led to you being here at Columbia Business School in the youth and truth program. But, as well as if you have any words for other people in the audience or just me, would be fine as well. Around, how do we find purpose in this world?  

Synopsis: When it comes to purpose, what has defined what your purpose is in this...

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... world? As it has led to you being here at Columbia Business School in the youth and truth program. But, as well as if you have any words for other people in the audience or just me, would be fine as well. Around, how do we find purpose in this world?  

January 7, 2021

8:36

Is being ecstatic the best way of being? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Ranveer Singh | #9

Synopsis: So then if peace is the basic requirement, what’s a better way of being? Ecstasy, ecstatic?  

Synopsis: So then if peace is the basic requirement, what’s a better way of being?...

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... Ecstasy, ecstatic?  

January 6, 2021

5:32

Is the universe a dichotomy? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Ranveer Singh | #8

Synopsis: This is not my time of the day. It’s really early in the morning, you know it’s my time to be plugged into the matrix, to be in the rat race, achieve, achieve, acquire, acquire. And then something happens to me after midnight, when the day is over I become very relaxed. And then I have these existential thoughts and I start thinking about other things. And this thing...

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... always fascinates me, I find the universe to be in some kind of dichotomy. I want you to explain that to me. I know you can elaborate on it because I’ve seen you talk for so long on YouTube. I know you’ll tell me something. You know, there’s always light, darkness, white, black, yes, no, life, death. There’s always, I always find the universe to be in some kind of dichotomy.   

Synopsis: This is not my time of the day. It’s really early in the morning, you...

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... know it’s my time to be plugged into the matrix, to be in the rat race, achieve, achieve, acquire, acquire. And then something happens to me after midnight, when the day is over I become very relaxed. And then I have these existential thoughts and I start thinking about other things. And this thing always fascinates me, I find the universe to be in some kind of dichotomy. I want you to explain that to me. I know you can elaborate on it because I’ve seen you talk for so long on YouTube. I know you’ll tell me something. You know, there’s always light, darkness, white, black, yes, no, life, death. There’s always, I always find the universe to be in some kind of dichotomy.   

January 6, 2021

19:40

Entertaining the people around you | Sadhguru in Conversation with Ranveer Singh | #7

Synopsis: I feel a compulsion to entertain people. Does that make any sense to you?  

Synopsis: I feel a compulsion to entertain people. Does that make any sense to...

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... you?  

January 6, 2021

5:22

What is the role of technology? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Ranveer Singh | #6

Synopsis: I feel technology is constantly evolving. And I have a feeling that mobile phones have really changed the way we are. You know it’s having a huge bearing on pretty much everything. It’s permeating everything. Social media, mobile phones, this kind of technology. Like sometimes I wonder, were human beings ever meant to communicate like this? Like I could be hanging...

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... in a jungle in Africa talking to somebody who’s at the north pole. That kind of communication. I could face-time with them, now I can see their faces. But I’m saying I still have that capability thanks to technology. And with that now comes along social media. It’s really changing things, you know. And as, people who are, kids who are 18-19, are much more into it. They know how to use these things much better. Like I was born when there was landline, you know, so facetime is still a trip for me. So what is your take on mobile phone technology and social media? What is it doing? Is it the new evolution? Like, this is what human beings were and now we have a cell phone, that is the extension of us now.  

Synopsis: I feel technology is constantly evolving. And I have a feeling that mobile...

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... phones have really changed the way we are. You know it’s having a huge bearing on pretty much everything. It’s permeating everything. Social media, mobile phones, this kind of technology. Like sometimes I wonder, were human beings ever meant to communicate like this? Like I could be hanging in a jungle in Africa talking to somebody who’s at the north pole. That kind of communication. I could face-time with them, now I can see their faces. But I’m saying I still have that capability thanks to technology. And with that now comes along social media. It’s really changing things, you know. And as, people who are, kids who are 18-19, are much more into it. They know how to use these things much better. Like I was born when there was landline, you know, so facetime is still a trip for me. So what is your take on mobile phone technology and social media? What is it doing? Is it the new evolution? Like, this is what human beings were and now we have a cell phone, that is the extension of us now.  

January 6, 2021

6:57

What does sensing the future mean? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Ranveer Singh | #5

Synopsis: So today we are here essentially to sense the future. Now what is this? Why have we given this title to this session? Sensing the future. Now I’ve heard you before, saying, the moment right now is eternity. This time travel, past, future, is all nothing. Everything is now.  

Synopsis: So today we are here essentially to sense the future. Now what is this?...

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... Why have we given this title to this session? Sensing the future. Now I’ve heard you before, saying, the moment right now is eternity. This time travel, past, future, is all nothing. Everything is now.  

January 6, 2021

4:06

What is success? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Ranveer Singh | #4

Synopsis: You mentioned success. You know, and everybody, you know I’ve noticed everybody is trying to define success. Along the way, I came across a meaning that I really liked. It was, success is the magnitude of the beneficial footprint that you can leave on the society, i like that definition. One of the definitions of success that I liked. But what is your take on this...

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... concept? What is success? I mean, we’re here, is the purpose of life, are we here to procreate? If we procreate are we successful? How do you consider yourself successful?  

Synopsis: You mentioned success. You know, and everybody, you know I’ve noticed...

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... everybody is trying to define success. Along the way, I came across a meaning that I really liked. It was, success is the magnitude of the beneficial footprint that you can leave on the society, i like that definition. One of the definitions of success that I liked. But what is your take on this concept? What is success? I mean, we’re here, is the purpose of life, are we here to procreate? If we procreate are we successful? How do you consider yourself successful?  

January 6, 2021

4:15

How to live life at its fullest? | Sadhguru at University of Michigan | #8

Synopsis: The question has to be asked. That, okay, I don’t have to have passion at this moment, or any ambition. I just want to live my life at its fullest. Full on happiness, joyful, and I just want to live at the fullest of my potential. How can I do it? What’s the step for it?  

Synopsis: The question has to be asked. That, okay, I don’t have to have passion...

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... at this moment, or any ambition. I just want to live my life at its fullest. Full on happiness, joyful, and I just want to live at the fullest of my potential. How can I do it? What’s the step for it?  

January 4, 2021

3:24

How do we balance between the present and future? | Sadhguru at University of Michigan | #6

Synopsis: So in working towards our ambitions, we sometimes forget to enjoy the present, experience life as it is. And we strive towards making a beautiful future. Now how do you recommend that we think about balancing the two? That is, enjoying the present versus working towards a future.  

Synopsis: So in working towards our ambitions, we sometimes forget to enjoy the...

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... present, experience life as it is. And we strive towards making a beautiful future. Now how do you recommend that we think about balancing the two? That is, enjoying the present versus working towards a future.  

January 4, 2021

11:39

How to expand one’s horizon? | Sadhguru at University of Michigan | #5

Synopsis: So the summary of that will be that, as people, we choose to learn those things that we think have value in it, not things that transform them. Correct? So how do you suggest that one can expand his or her horizon to see beyond what his/her logic tells them to do or not do?  

Synopsis: So the summary of that will be that, as people, we choose to learn those...

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... things that we think have value in it, not things that transform them. Correct? So how do you suggest that one can expand his or her horizon to see beyond what his/her logic tells them to do or not do?  

January 4, 2021

3:26

Should you do what you love, or love what you do? | Sadhguru at University of Michigan | #4

Synopsis: As we graduate from school and leave university, and go into the corporate world. A lot of people follow their passion and take an unconventional path. My question is, should you do what you love, or should you love what you do?  

Synopsis: As we graduate from school and leave university, and go into the corporate...

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... world. A lot of people follow their passion and take an unconventional path. My question is, should you do what you love, or should you love what you do?  

January 4, 2021

5:14

How do you define the clarity of purpose in life? | Sadhguru at University of Michigan | #3

Synopsis: So, one of the questions that keeps popping up in everyone’s mind is, how do you define the clarity of purpose in your life? And that’s something that you’ve probably been asked multiple times before. But this is something that we still struggle with. And we easily get influenced by people around us, and we get distracted from what we truly are passionate about....

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... How do you recommend today’s youth to be focusing on building true passion and also developing a clarity of purpose in life?   

Synopsis: So, one of the questions that keeps popping up in everyone’s mind is,...

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... how do you define the clarity of purpose in your life? And that’s something that you’ve probably been asked multiple times before. But this is something that we still struggle with. And we easily get influenced by people around us, and we get distracted from what we truly are passionate about. How do you recommend today’s youth to be focusing on building true passion and also developing a clarity of purpose in life?   

January 4, 2021

5:14

Is human being a lifelong learning machine? | Sadhguru at University of Michigan | #2

Synopsis: I tend to follow the same thing, that you mentioned that the education system needs to be changed. So on the same note, that the education system needs to be changed. It’s more to say that learning and adapting, it’s anyone’s life’s integral part. You need to adapt with how it’s happening around you. Also, Charlie Munger said that human being needs to be a...

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... lifelong learning machine. You need to learn everyday, every set of your day.   

Synopsis: I tend to follow the same thing, that you mentioned that the education...

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... system needs to be changed. So on the same note, that the education system needs to be changed. It’s more to say that learning and adapting, it’s anyone’s life’s integral part. You need to adapt with how it’s happening around you. Also, Charlie Munger said that human being needs to be a lifelong learning machine. You need to learn everyday, every set of your day.   

January 4, 2021

2:37

How should we adapt to the changes in the world? | Sadhguru at University of Michigan | #1

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...In the past couple of years we’ve seen that change is coming in multiple forms. Be it in education, be it in the job opportunities, be it in culture. Earlier it would take about 20-30 for us to realize and see this change. But today it’s happening at a much faster rate. How do you think we, as the youth, should adapt to change like this and be prepared for it?   

Synopsis: In the past couple of years we’ve seen that change is coming in multiple...

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... forms. Be it in education, be it in the job opportunities, be it in culture. Earlier it would take about 20-30 for us to realize and see this change. But today it’s happening at a much faster rate. How do you think we, as the youth, should adapt to change like this and be prepared for it?   

January 4, 2021

7:15

Sadhguru, what has had the most profound impact on you? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Matthew Hayden | #14

Synopsis: What event, decision, experience, or period, has had the most profound impact on your life?   

Synopsis: What event, decision, experience, or period, has had the most profound...

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... impact on your life?   

January 2, 2021

9:24

How to cope with negativity around you? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Matthew Hayden | #13

Synopsis: Sometimes, we’re in a situation where we’re surrounded by people who have a very high expectation of us. And when you can’t fulfil their expectation, you start feeling a very terrible feeling of guilt. And, it’s okay when it’s your mother-in-law, I’m kind of cool with that. But, sometimes it’s your parents, for example. Sometimes it’s the people who are...

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... very close to you, like your parents, and you can’t really fulfil their expectation because you would like to do, in your life, what you want to do. And obviously it’s not what they want. And, how to cope with that feeling of guilt? And also, what do you think the kind of relationship should be between the parents and the children?   

Synopsis: Sometimes, we’re in a situation where we’re surrounded by people...

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... who have a very high expectation of us. And when you can’t fulfil their expectation, you start feeling a very terrible feeling of guilt. And, it’s okay when it’s your mother-in-law, I’m kind of cool with that. But, sometimes it’s your parents, for example. Sometimes it’s the people who are very close to you, like your parents, and you can’t really fulfil their expectation because you would like to do, in your life, what you want to do. And obviously it’s not what they want. And, how to cope with that feeling of guilt? And also, what do you think the kind of relationship should be between the parents and the children?   

January 2, 2021

8:46

How to think positively? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Matthew Hayden | #12

Synopsis: How do you think positively in circumstances or, you know, external factors that are very negative?  

Synopsis: How do you think positively in circumstances or, you know, external factors...

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... that are very negative?  

January 2, 2021

10:07

Is memory a boundary? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Matthew Hayden | #11

Synopsis: I got a little technical question in terms of boundaries. Memory is one of the biggest boundaries, and you mentioned Patanjali earlier. Patanjali, in a funny way he says, anubhuta vishaya asambha moshaha sutaya. As a part of a chittah. And again, at the same time he says, shraddha veerya smuti samati pratna poorva kaitaray sha. So, he wants for you to have the memory,...

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... at the same time it is a boundary we have to come out of. Can you please explain?  

Synopsis: I got a little technical question in terms of boundaries. Memory is one...

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... of the biggest boundaries, and you mentioned Patanjali earlier. Patanjali, in a funny way he says, anubhuta vishaya asambha moshaha sutaya. As a part of a chittah. And again, at the same time he says, shraddha veerya smuti samati pratna poorva kaitaray sha. So, he wants for you to have the memory, at the same time it is a boundary we have to come out of. Can you please explain?  

January 2, 2021

17:24

Sadhguru, what was your first impression of Australia? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Matthew Hayden | #6

Synopsis: Tell me, you also mentioned that your first visit here, your trip to Australia. And, my first impression of India was that there are a lot of people. And there’s also, in India because there are so many people, there is so much energy. Human energy. Chances are, that if you’re having a bad day, it’s like the whole India is having a bad day. Because there is so...

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... much collectivity of humanity. What was your first impression when you started to travel across our vast country? And just sensing the emptiness of a country as well. I’d like to know what your impressions were around that. How many insights did you get out of it? Because out of a lonely existence, there is time only for you in that environment as well.   

Synopsis: Tell me, you also mentioned that your first visit here, your trip to...

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... Australia. And, my first impression of India was that there are a lot of people. And there’s also, in India because there are so many people, there is so much energy. Human energy. Chances are, that if you’re having a bad day, it’s like the whole India is having a bad day. Because there is so much collectivity of humanity. What was your first impression when you started to travel across our vast country? And just sensing the emptiness of a country as well. I’d like to know what your impressions were around that. How many insights did you get out of it? Because out of a lonely existence, there is time only for you in that environment as well.   

January 2, 2021

12:00

Rapid Fire with Matthew Hayden | Sadhguru in Conversation with Matthew Hayden | #5

Synopsis:

  1. When I say to you what’s an anklebiter, what does that mean? 
  2. Faired income. What does faired income mean?
  3. Okay, we’ll go back to nature. What’s a gala? When I say, you’re nothing but a gala, what does that mean?
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    ... 400;">When I say hot yaka. As an Australian term, we often refer to something as. I’ll say, yeah we’ll get it over line but she’s hot, real hot yaka, mate. What does that mean?
  5. If I say to you, Sadhguru, we’re just up here on the stage, we’re just going to chew the fat for a while. What does that mean?
  6.    

Synopsis:

  1. When I say to you what’s an anklebiter, what does that...
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    ... mean? 
  2. Faired income. What does faired income mean?
  3. Okay, we’ll go back to nature. What’s a gala? When I say, you’re nothing but a gala, what does that mean?
  4. When I say hot yaka. As an Australian term, we often refer to something as. I’ll say, yeah we’ll get it over line but she’s hot, real hot yaka, mate. What does that mean?
  5. If I say to you, Sadhguru, we’re just up here on the stage, we’re just going to chew the fat for a while. What does that mean?
  6.    

January 2, 2021

4:04

Is there a false expectation? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Matthew Hayden | #4

Synopsis: Expectation. We were talking about, before we came on the stage, in a cricket context. T20 cricket is, you know, something that people love. They love the sixes, they love the fours. But using that metaphorically, converting that into a conversation around humanity. Is there a false expectation? Is that what’s also setting up humanity for the positive aspects but also...

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... those pitfalls within that expectation? Or is it as simple as keeping it to the moment? Because as an athlete, I lived and died by the moment. If I was out of the moment, then I was like you holding that cobra up. I was one second away from being out of play.  

Synopsis: Expectation. We were talking about, before we came on the stage, in a...

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... cricket context. T20 cricket is, you know, something that people love. They love the sixes, they love the fours. But using that metaphorically, converting that into a conversation around humanity. Is there a false expectation? Is that what’s also setting up humanity for the positive aspects but also those pitfalls within that expectation? Or is it as simple as keeping it to the moment? Because as an athlete, I lived and died by the moment. If I was out of the moment, then I was like you holding that cobra up. I was one second away from being out of play.  

January 2, 2021

6:30

Why are we making such dismal decisions? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Matthew Hayden | #3

Synopsis: Tell me this then, if our strength is only in our intelligence, why are we making such dismal decisions? As a humanity. Why can we honestly say that history does repeat itself? And we’re talking about all sorts of global atrocities. If we’re so intelligent, if that is our strength, which I agree 100% with you on. The fact is we’ve got boundaries in terms of our...

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... physicality, I acknowledge that for sure.    

Synopsis: Tell me this then, if our strength is only in our intelligence, why are...

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... we making such dismal decisions? As a humanity. Why can we honestly say that history does repeat itself? And we’re talking about all sorts of global atrocities. If we’re so intelligent, if that is our strength, which I agree 100% with you on. The fact is we’ve got boundaries in terms of our physicality, I acknowledge that for sure.    

January 2, 2021

13:14

What is the spirit of collaboration? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Matthew Hayden | #2

Synopsis: Let’s focus for a second on collaboration, because as an individual, I can take it that the Isha Foundation is something which is now a global movement. So talk to me about the spirit of collaboration. I mean, how you’ve developed, built these organisms like a human body that. You might describe yourself as, maybe a platelet within the human body. You know, there’s...

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... this huge, gigantic organism who's walking and talking around the world. So maybe about the foundations of that thought. Where it originated from. And then the spirit of the collaboration.   

Synopsis: Let’s focus for a second on collaboration, because as an individual,...

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... I can take it that the Isha Foundation is something which is now a global movement. So talk to me about the spirit of collaboration. I mean, how you’ve developed, built these organisms like a human body that. You might describe yourself as, maybe a platelet within the human body. You know, there’s this huge, gigantic organism who's walking and talking around the world. So maybe about the foundations of that thought. Where it originated from. And then the spirit of the collaboration.   

January 2, 2021

13:14

What’s the force that strung us all together? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Matthew Hayden | #1

Synopsis: Is there a specific reason why we’re gathered here in your opinion? What’s the force that strung us all together?  

Synopsis: Is there a specific reason why we’re gathered here in your opinion?...

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... What’s the force that strung us all together?  

January 2, 2021

7:32

How to learn to accept the truth? | Sadhguru at Christ University | #13

Synopsis: How to learn to accept the truth? Because most of the time, truth is bitter and it is a hard path. So I always tend to make few adjustments and assumptions, which will make my life little easy, but I’m far from the truth. So how do I start learning to accept the truth?  

Synopsis: How to learn to accept the truth? Because most of the time, truth is...

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... bitter and it is a hard path. So I always tend to make few adjustments and assumptions, which will make my life little easy, but I’m far from the truth. So how do I start learning to accept the truth?  

January 1, 2021

5:12

How will I know if my decision is right or wrong? | Sadhguru at Christ University | #12

Synopsis: There’s always the right or wrong decision. Whether the decision is right or wrong, is only eventually realized. How will I know if I’m taking the right decision or wrong decision?  

Synopsis: There’s always the right or wrong decision. Whether the decision is...

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... right or wrong, is only eventually realized. How will I know if I’m taking the right decision or wrong decision?  

January 1, 2021

6:33

What is the right age to have a boyfriend or a girlfriend? | Sadhguru at Christ University | #10

Synopsis: What is the right age to have a boyfriend or a girlfriend?  

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...What is the right age to have a boyfriend or a girlfriend?  

January 1, 2021

12:53

Is it alright to be ordinary? | Sadhguru at Christ University | #9

Synopsis: Is it alright to be ordinary? Or should I be special in something?   

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...Is it alright to be ordinary? Or should I be special in something?   

January 1, 2021

4:32

How are we expected to live a simple life with such a complex body? | Sadhguru at Christ University | #8

Synopsis: Human body is made up of an unimaginable number of atoms, particles, and molecules. And, even the mind is really very complicated. With these two complicated instruments, how is one expected to live a simple life?

Synopsis: Human body is made up of an unimaginable number of atoms, particles,...

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... and molecules. And, even the mind is really very complicated. With these two complicated instruments, how is one expected to live a simple life?

January 1, 2021

7:57

How can we get back our interest and enthusiasm in life? | Sadhguru at Christ University | #4

Synopsis: There are times when you feel worn out. It might be because of the external pressure, or emotional trauma that we’re going through. Or because of the lack of inner strength. In such a situation, or such a circumstance, what do you think would help us get back our interest and enthusiasm in life?

Synopsis: There are times when you feel worn out. It might be because of the external...

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... pressure, or emotional trauma that we’re going through. Or because of the lack of inner strength. In such a situation, or such a circumstance, what do you think would help us get back our interest and enthusiasm in life?

January 1, 2021

10:08

If not studies, then what? | Sadhguru at Christ University | #3

Synopsis: I’m sure many of my friends will relate to this question. We find no purpose in what we’re studying. And we feel we’re studying just for the sake of marks. We feel, most of the time, we regret the decisions we have made. We feel trapped sitting inside the classroom. We want to go outside, explore the world, learn, and do a lot of things outside the classroom. But...

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... we’re also scared. If not studies, what else to do? If not studies, what should we be doing in our life? How to get rid of this confusion?

Synopsis: I’m sure many of my friends will relate to this question. We find no...

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... purpose in what we’re studying. And we feel we’re studying just for the sake of marks. We feel, most of the time, we regret the decisions we have made. We feel trapped sitting inside the classroom. We want to go outside, explore the world, learn, and do a lot of things outside the classroom. But we’re also scared. If not studies, what else to do? If not studies, what should we be doing in our life? How to get rid of this confusion?

January 1, 2021

11:34

How to build self-esteem? | Sadhguru at Christ University | #2

Synopsis: I often find myself in a situation where I’m not happy with myself. I compare my abilities, achievements, and even my appearance, with that of others. Also, I think since I’m a humanities student, people around me constantly compare me with my other friends who have taken up medicine or engineering. And that really puts me off. And I think that’s one reason for...

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... my low self esteem. How do you think I can build up on my self esteem and get rid of the self hatred that I have?

Synopsis: I often find myself in a situation where I’m not happy with myself....

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... I compare my abilities, achievements, and even my appearance, with that of others. Also, I think since I’m a humanities student, people around me constantly compare me with my other friends who have taken up medicine or engineering. And that really puts me off. And I think that’s one reason for my low self esteem. How do you think I can build up on my self esteem and get rid of the self hatred that I have?

January 1, 2021

13:36

How do we balance between rights and responsibilities? | Sadhguru at Christ University | #1

Synopsis: I, being a law student, give a lot of importance to the rights that I possess. Which is, basically the fundamental rights, that’s what we’re talking about here. So I think I should probably be allowed to sleep during classes because that comes under Article 21, right to life and liberty. But, I also have a sense of responsibility, that I should stay awake and focus...

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... on what is taught. So how do we youth handle the rights and responsibilities? If I can say, how do we youth balance between rights and responsibilities? 

Synopsis: I, being a law student, give a lot of importance to the rights that I...

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... possess. Which is, basically the fundamental rights, that’s what we’re talking about here. So I think I should probably be allowed to sleep during classes because that comes under Article 21, right to life and liberty. But, I also have a sense of responsibility, that I should stay awake and focus on what is taught. So how do we youth handle the rights and responsibilities? If I can say, how do we youth balance between rights and responsibilities? 

January 1, 2021

7:10

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

Go here for your next vacation – especially if you have children

Transcript: If you can find a place where there are no sounds of machines and your cell phone will not ting ting. Quietly if you can listen to the sound of the trees, the breeze, the water. Just the natural sounds. If you pay enough attention, tremendous things will happen to you. Many times I've been in the South Indian, you know, their kind of tropical rainforests. The longest I've been there, through the jungle,...

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... for about 23 days alone. No any kind of support, no cell phone for sure, those days, not even a torchlight. And fourth day I ran out of the food that I was carrying. So I lived off the forest. By about the eighth day, I lost my jacket and one half of my shirt because I was chased by some animals in that whole thing. I had half a shirt and pants. And, I walked through, this is elephant country, tiger country. I saw tigers, panthers, elephants, all kinds of, wild buffaloes. Various kinds of animals. Very close quarters. But, at the end of it, when you look back, what is the biggest impact on you? It's the insects. It's in the nights, the orchestra that goes on in the rainforest. Oh my god! It's unbelievable. And the timing. Everyday, night, 2:15, means one group will stop and the other group will start. Really. Their sense of time. Everyday, exactly, by the second. One group will stop, another group will start. And you don't know what they're talking about. They're definitely talking something that you don't know, for sure. They're not just making dumb noises. So if you just sit there and listen and listen and listen and listen, slowly, you start noticing there is a pattern and an organization to this. Which is far bigger than any human symphonies that you can achieve. Far more complex and far more intense. I think it's very important for every human being. Particularly if you have children, vacation need not be Disneyland. I'm not against it, but one trip is enough. All silly stuff which excites you. Vacation should be into nature. If you can take your children, walk in a jungle, not in a resort. Just live on a mountain, expose them to nature. I will tell you, you will bring up your children not only physically healthy, mentally healthy, far more sensible and accepting and wonderful kind of human beings if they know how to. Because once you go into nature, whose son you are, whose daughter you are, what are you in the city, doesn't matter. Okay? It's very important that everybody experiences that, otherwise you start creating your own illusions as to who you are. And you start believeing it for sure.

Transcript: If you can find a place where there are no sounds of machines and your cell phone will not ting ting....

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... Quietly if you can listen to the sound of the trees, the breeze, the water. Just the natural sounds. If you pay enough attention, tremendous things will happen to you. Many times I've been in the South Indian, you know, their kind of tropical rainforests. The longest I've been there, through the jungle, for about 23 days alone. No any kind of support, no cell phone for sure, those days, not even a torchlight. And fourth day I ran out of the food that I was carrying. So I lived off the forest. By about the eighth day, I lost my jacket and one half of my shirt because I was chased by some animals in that whole thing. I had half a shirt and pants. And, I walked through, this is elephant country, tiger country. I saw tigers, panthers, elephants, all kinds of, wild buffaloes. Various kinds of animals. Very close quarters. But, at the end of it, when you look back, what is the biggest impact on you? It's the insects. It's in the nights, the orchestra that goes on in the rainforest. Oh my god! It's unbelievable. And the timing. Everyday, night, 2:15, means one group will stop and the other group will start. Really. Their sense of time. Everyday, exactly, by the second. One group will stop, another group will start. And you don't know what they're talking about. They're definitely talking something that you don't know, for sure. They're not just making dumb noises. So if you just sit there and listen and listen and listen and listen, slowly, you start noticing there is a pattern and an organization to this. Which is far bigger than any human symphonies that you can achieve. Far more complex and far more intense. I think it's very important for every human being. Particularly if you have children, vacation need not be Disneyland. I'm not against it, but one trip is enough. All silly stuff which excites you. Vacation should be into nature. If you can take your children, walk in a jungle, not in a resort. Just live on a mountain, expose them to nature. I will tell you, you will bring up your children not only physically healthy, mentally healthy, far more sensible and accepting and wonderful kind of human beings if they know how to. Because once you go into nature, whose son you are, whose daughter you are, what are you in the city, doesn't matter. Okay? It's very important that everybody experiences that, otherwise you start creating your own illusions as to who you are. And you start believeing it for sure.

September 21, 2020

4:05

FOMO – How to overcome the fear of missing out?

Transcript: The fear of missing out. First of all, fear, let's address fear before we address missing out. Fear is always about, what may happen, or may not happen. Right? Fear is not about what we're experiencing right now. What will happen is always the fear. Or in other words, your fear is about something which is not yet. Your fear is about something which does not exist. This is all management people. If...

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... there were a few, seombody from a psychiatry department, we could have asked them. If I have fear about something that does not exist, what is my condition? They would have a title for that. We're suffering something which doesn't even exist. Yes? If you're suffering something that doesn't even exist, it is not about life, it is not about education, it's not about career, it is just about your mind being out of control. Is that not an important aspect that you should manage, before we allow you to manage an industry or a business. Is it not important? First of all, you learn to at least manage your mind. So it's very important that there is nothing to miss out in life. Life is happening to all of us. Question is only, if I miss this party, am I missing out something? If I miss this examination, am I missing out something? If I miss this job, am I missing out something? This is simply because right now, who you are, is not internally managed. It is externally stimulated. When you step out into the world, if you leave it to the people to decide what happens within you, they're going to drive you crazy in no time. Here it's all managed for you. You're not managing this. It's managed for you. What should happen to you, what should not happen, somebody else is managing it. When you step out on the street, if you leave it to other people's hand, they can decide whether you're happy or unhappy, you're going to be miserable for sure. What happens within you, must be determined by you, isn't it? And anyway, why are you copying people? Most people don't know what the hell they're doing. This happened. Shankaran Pillai joined an entity, he was working in Pentagon. Then he kept moving his work cable, from one office to another office to another office to another office, he went on moving around. Then he moved to the corridor, he moved into the garden, he moved here, there. Then he moved into the men's restroom, and settled down there and started working. Everybody was looking at this, what's wrong with him, some problem. Initially they thought he's a Russian agent. Then he thought he must be a Muslim terrorist. Then they thought all those things, then everything ran out, he didn't cause any harm to anybody. Then he settled down in the men's restroom and started working. So they told the Pentagon's psychiatrist that this guy is gone lonely, he's working in the men's room. And he settled down and he's just doing his work there. So the psychiatrist just strolled in, as if he wanted to use the men's room and started chatting. And he found he was quite normal, everything was fine with him. He said, why are you sitting in the men's room and working? He said, I moved everywhere and saw, in the end I found this is the only damn place where people know what they're doing.

Transcript: The fear of missing out. First of all, fear, let's address fear before we address missing out. Fear is...

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... always about, what may happen, or may not happen. Right? Fear is not about what we're experiencing right now. What will happen is always the fear. Or in other words, your fear is about something which is not yet. Your fear is about something which does not exist. This is all management people. If there were a few, seombody from a psychiatry department, we could have asked them. If I have fear about something that does not exist, what is my condition? They would have a title for that. We're suffering something which doesn't even exist. Yes? If you're suffering something that doesn't even exist, it is not about life, it is not about education, it's not about career, it is just about your mind being out of control. Is that not an important aspect that you should manage, before we allow you to manage an industry or a business. Is it not important? First of all, you learn to at least manage your mind. So it's very important that there is nothing to miss out in life. Life is happening to all of us. Question is only, if I miss this party, am I missing out something? If I miss this examination, am I missing out something? If I miss this job, am I missing out something? This is simply because right now, who you are, is not internally managed. It is externally stimulated. When you step out into the world, if you leave it to the people to decide what happens within you, they're going to drive you crazy in no time. Here it's all managed for you. You're not managing this. It's managed for you. What should happen to you, what should not happen, somebody else is managing it. When you step out on the street, if you leave it to other people's hand, they can decide whether you're happy or unhappy, you're going to be miserable for sure. What happens within you, must be determined by you, isn't it? And anyway, why are you copying people? Most people don't know what the hell they're doing. This happened. Shankaran Pillai joined an entity, he was working in Pentagon. Then he kept moving his work cable, from one office to another office to another office to another office, he went on moving around. Then he moved to the corridor, he moved into the garden, he moved here, there. Then he moved into the men's restroom, and settled down there and started working. Everybody was looking at this, what's wrong with him, some problem. Initially they thought he's a Russian agent. Then he thought he must be a Muslim terrorist. Then they thought all those things, then everything ran out, he didn't cause any harm to anybody. Then he settled down in the men's restroom and started working. So they told the Pentagon's psychiatrist that this guy is gone lonely, he's working in the men's room. And he settled down and he's just doing his work there. So the psychiatrist just strolled in, as if he wanted to use the men's room and started chatting. And he found he was quite normal, everything was fine with him. He said, why are you sitting in the men's room and working? He said, I moved everywhere and saw, in the end I found this is the only damn place where people know what they're doing.

August 27, 2020

3:59

How do I live in the moment? | Sadhguru at University of Toronto | #3

Synopsis: So Sadhguru, going back to what you were saying, that we need to be part of the solution. And going back to what Daniel was saying that mental health is such a problem here. At UofT we are constantly challenged by new ideas, by some of the great minds in the world. And in such a competitive environment, which I sometimes describe as a rollercoaster ride we got onto knowingly...

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... or unknowingly. I find myself, and a lot of people in the audience would echo to this, that I’m juggling between dealing with stress and finding internal happiness. I want to understand how you live in the moment. How do I cherish my victories or my failures before I move on to the next task in life? 

Synopsis: So Sadhguru, going back to what you were saying, that we need to be part...

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... of the solution. And going back to what Daniel was saying that mental health is such a problem here. At UofT we are constantly challenged by new ideas, by some of the great minds in the world. And in such a competitive environment, which I sometimes describe as a rollercoaster ride we got onto knowingly or unknowingly. I find myself, and a lot of people in the audience would echo to this, that I’m juggling between dealing with stress and finding internal happiness. I want to understand how you live in the moment. How do I cherish my victories or my failures before I move on to the next task in life? 

August 26, 2020

17:40

How do we learn to see the bigger picture when we fail at something? | Sadhguru at University of Toronto | #6

Synopsis: When we’re all in this journey of life, we tend to set a lot of short-term goals. And when we don’t achieve them, we don’t know how to deal with failure. And that is something we deal with a lot at UofT in specific. But, in that moment when we can look back and say, ya this is fine. But in that moment, how do we hold our ground and how do we learn to see the bigger...

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... picture? 

Synopsis: When we’re all in this journey of life, we tend to set a lot of short-term...

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... goals. And when we don’t achieve them, we don’t know how to deal with failure. And that is something we deal with a lot at UofT in specific. But, in that moment when we can look back and say, ya this is fine. But in that moment, how do we hold our ground and how do we learn to see the bigger picture? 

August 26, 2020

11:37

How do we counter-balance the power of social structures put on by popular culture? | Sadhguru at University of Toronto | #12

Synopsis: How do we counter-balance the power of social structures put on by popular culture? It feels like it sometimes holds youth in ignorance and has them carry out a sweet perception of self-worth. And can also lead people to destructive behaviours, drugs, and alcohol, because it’s ‘cool’. This is the most common thing amongst us young people. Marijuana, alcohol, bad...

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... habits, it’s pushed onto us from pop-culture. What do we do? We can’t avoid it, it’s everywhere. How can we stay on our path and ascend? It’s human to fail in these habits but it does not feel right. It is impossible to escape. What do we do?

Synopsis: How do we counter-balance the power of social structures put on by popular...

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... culture? It feels like it sometimes holds youth in ignorance and has them carry out a sweet perception of self-worth. And can also lead people to destructive behaviours, drugs, and alcohol, because it’s ‘cool’. This is the most common thing amongst us young people. Marijuana, alcohol, bad habits, it’s pushed onto us from pop-culture. What do we do? We can’t avoid it, it’s everywhere. How can we stay on our path and ascend? It’s human to fail in these habits but it does not feel right. It is impossible to escape. What do we do?

August 26, 2020

7:55

Playfulness – Simple way of Krishna to remove all suffering

Transcript: Simple things that people take up to do in their life, after all for most of the people, 95% of the people in the world, all that they have taken a piece just to earn something for their survival. Procreate, bring up their children, that's it. Just for the small drama that they have picked up for themselves, they wanted it. A little business, or one job, a home, wife, children, husband. This is it....

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... To manage this, where they end up. Many of them end up in the insane aslyums too. Just doing the simple job, isn't it so? Yes? They have not taken up the problems of the world, they don't want to be dharmaguptas, wanting to establish dharma in the world. No such great responsibility they have taken up. Just earn their living, survive, procreate, and die. Which every creature on the planet does. For that, see where people are ending up. How many people are ending up total nuts. How many people are halfway down there. Yes? Too many people, isn't it? It is taking an unusually heavy toll. Simple life process. It is not necessary this way, but unfortunately it does go that way for many people. Simply because there is no playfulness in their way of existence. There is no playfulness in the way they live. They're too dead serious. So fundamentally, that's what Mahabharata is. That, there are all types of people. Good people, bad people, outright evil, absolutely virtuous, various types of people. If you look at it, every kind of human being that you can find in any society, they're all there in Mahabharata. The whole range of people. Greedy ones, absolutely selfless ones, fearful ones, brave ones, valiant warriors, cowards. Every kind are there. And they're all being put through a whole intense drama. And you look at each one's experience. It's very different and the way he handles it is very different, and they way he lands up in the end is very different. Through this whole drama, of all the people, Krishna is going through the maximum amount of drama. But untouched. Because he said, "Yogastha Kuru Karmani". That means, first establish yoga and then act. If you act, without establishing yourself in yoga, then your action will become an entanglement, it doesn't matter what you're doing.

Transcript: Simple things that people take up to do in their life, after all for most of the people, 95% of the people...

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... in the world, all that they have taken a piece just to earn something for their survival. Procreate, bring up their children, that's it. Just for the small drama that they have picked up for themselves, they wanted it. A little business, or one job, a home, wife, children, husband. This is it. To manage this, where they end up. Many of them end up in the insane aslyums too. Just doing the simple job, isn't it so? Yes? They have not taken up the problems of the world, they don't want to be dharmaguptas, wanting to establish dharma in the world. No such great responsibility they have taken up. Just earn their living, survive, procreate, and die. Which every creature on the planet does. For that, see where people are ending up. How many people are ending up total nuts. How many people are halfway down there. Yes? Too many people, isn't it? It is taking an unusually heavy toll. Simple life process. It is not necessary this way, but unfortunately it does go that way for many people. Simply because there is no playfulness in their way of existence. There is no playfulness in the way they live. They're too dead serious. So fundamentally, that's what Mahabharata is. That, there are all types of people. Good people, bad people, outright evil, absolutely virtuous, various types of people. If you look at it, every kind of human being that you can find in any society, they're all there in Mahabharata. The whole range of people. Greedy ones, absolutely selfless ones, fearful ones, brave ones, valiant warriors, cowards. Every kind are there. And they're all being put through a whole intense drama. And you look at each one's experience. It's very different and the way he handles it is very different, and they way he lands up in the end is very different. Through this whole drama, of all the people, Krishna is going through the maximum amount of drama. But untouched. Because he said, "Yogastha Kuru Karmani". That means, first establish yoga and then act. If you act, without establishing yourself in yoga, then your action will become an entanglement, it doesn't matter what you're doing.

August 11, 2020

3:29

Detachment is not a solution to avoid suffering

Transcript: See, this attachment, detachment business is a misunderstanding that's come out of the Gita in this country. People misunderstood Krishna like nothing. In the sense, people think Krishna is talking about detachment. Please look at his life. His life is involvement, isn't it? If you look at the scape of whatever we know about his life, whatever little we know about his life, his life spells involvement,...

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... involvement, involvement with everything around him. So this person, unfortunately, is being accused of detachment. See, if there is no involvement, there is no life. You can only know life with involvement. Even if the meal that you eat today, if you're not involved you will not know what it is. Without involvement, you cannot even taste life. Not possible. People are talking about detachment because of fear of suffering. Fear of suffering has come because when they involve, they get entangled. They do not know how to get involved, they just get entangled. Entaglement is happening because your involvement is very discriminatory. Is that sync again? So I should be equally involved in everything, is that what you're saying? I mean. Tell me, if you're less involved in your breath, and more involved in your eating, you think life will work? See, breath is involuntary, that's what, that's why I'm using the word breath. Because it's involuntary, you don't have to do anything, it's just happening. But we're involved by keeping that air conditioning on, otherwise we'll suffocate. This is our involvement, we turned on that machine. We may not be consciously breathing, alright? But we are involved. Without involvement, in every aspect of life, you will get skewed. And that is when psychologically you get messed up so much, that in many ways mind gets deranged. Seeing this, somebody said you're too attached, you must be detached. No. Detachment will not work either. Can you be detached and do something well? Can you do something well being detached about it? No. You need absolute involvement. If you have an indiscriminate sense of involvement, you will see, there is no entanglement in your involvement. If you discriminate, you'll get entangled. The problem is of discrimination. Not of involvement.

Transcript: See, this attachment, detachment business is a misunderstanding that's come out of the Gita in this country....

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... People misunderstood Krishna like nothing. In the sense, people think Krishna is talking about detachment. Please look at his life. His life is involvement, isn't it? If you look at the scape of whatever we know about his life, whatever little we know about his life, his life spells involvement, involvement, involvement with everything around him. So this person, unfortunately, is being accused of detachment. See, if there is no involvement, there is no life. You can only know life with involvement. Even if the meal that you eat today, if you're not involved you will not know what it is. Without involvement, you cannot even taste life. Not possible. People are talking about detachment because of fear of suffering. Fear of suffering has come because when they involve, they get entangled. They do not know how to get involved, they just get entangled. Entaglement is happening because your involvement is very discriminatory. Is that sync again? So I should be equally involved in everything, is that what you're saying? I mean. Tell me, if you're less involved in your breath, and more involved in your eating, you think life will work? See, breath is involuntary, that's what, that's why I'm using the word breath. Because it's involuntary, you don't have to do anything, it's just happening. But we're involved by keeping that air conditioning on, otherwise we'll suffocate. This is our involvement, we turned on that machine. We may not be consciously breathing, alright? But we are involved. Without involvement, in every aspect of life, you will get skewed. And that is when psychologically you get messed up so much, that in many ways mind gets deranged. Seeing this, somebody said you're too attached, you must be detached. No. Detachment will not work either. Can you be detached and do something well? Can you do something well being detached about it? No. You need absolute involvement. If you have an indiscriminate sense of involvement, you will see, there is no entanglement in your involvement. If you discriminate, you'll get entangled. The problem is of discrimination. Not of involvement.

August 5, 2020

3:03

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

Why are some relationships painful?

Transcript: The needs within a human being have risen. Because of a certain sense of incompleteness. People are forming relationships to experience a certain sense of completeness within themselves. When you have a good relationship with someone dear to you, you feel complete. When you don't have that, you feel incomplete. Why is this so? Because this life, this piece of life is a complete entity by itself. Why...

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... is it feeling incomplete? And why is it trying to fulfil itself by making a partnership with another piece of life? Fundamental reason is that we have not explored this life in its full depth and dimension. Though that is the basis, there is a complex process of relationships as such. There are expectations. And expectations, and expectations, and expectations. The expectations that most people are creating are such, that there is no human being on the planet who could ever fulfil those expectations. In the process of holding a relationship, the first moment of meeting, the expectations may be common. But as, every step that we take in life, the expectations may become different. Because these expectations keep changing in people, they're not consistent and they cannot be. One person may be consistent with the same expectation throughout their life. Another person's expectations may be changing because his perception and experience of life is changing. Now, relationships become great conflicts. More conflict is happening within the four walls of the homes, than is happening anywhere on the planet. Only thing is, bombs are not exploding so you don't hear it. They may be giving each other silent treatment. It is happening because people's expectations are changing and they're not changing at the same pace. Fundamentally, why have we sought a relationship? Because you find yourself, that without a relationship, if you do not have any kind of relationship in your life, then you become depressed. So, fundamentally you're seeking a relationship because you want to be happy. You want to be joyful. Or, in other words, you're trying to use the other as a source of your happiness. If you're happy by your own nature, now relationships will become a means for you to express your happiness, not to seek happiness. If you're forming relationships to seek happiness, and trying to squeeze happiness out of somebody, and that person is trying to squeeze happiness out of you. Now this is going to be a painful relationship after some time.

Transcript: The needs within a human being have risen. Because of a certain sense of incompleteness. People are forming...

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... relationships to experience a certain sense of completeness within themselves. When you have a good relationship with someone dear to you, you feel complete. When you don't have that, you feel incomplete. Why is this so? Because this life, this piece of life is a complete entity by itself. Why is it feeling incomplete? And why is it trying to fulfil itself by making a partnership with another piece of life? Fundamental reason is that we have not explored this life in its full depth and dimension. Though that is the basis, there is a complex process of relationships as such. There are expectations. And expectations, and expectations, and expectations. The expectations that most people are creating are such, that there is no human being on the planet who could ever fulfil those expectations. In the process of holding a relationship, the first moment of meeting, the expectations may be common. But as, every step that we take in life, the expectations may become different. Because these expectations keep changing in people, they're not consistent and they cannot be. One person may be consistent with the same expectation throughout their life. Another person's expectations may be changing because his perception and experience of life is changing. Now, relationships become great conflicts. More conflict is happening within the four walls of the homes, than is happening anywhere on the planet. Only thing is, bombs are not exploding so you don't hear it. They may be giving each other silent treatment. It is happening because people's expectations are changing and they're not changing at the same pace. Fundamentally, why have we sought a relationship? Because you find yourself, that without a relationship, if you do not have any kind of relationship in your life, then you become depressed. So, fundamentally you're seeking a relationship because you want to be happy. You want to be joyful. Or, in other words, you're trying to use the other as a source of your happiness. If you're happy by your own nature, now relationships will become a means for you to express your happiness, not to seek happiness. If you're forming relationships to seek happiness, and trying to squeeze happiness out of somebody, and that person is trying to squeeze happiness out of you. Now this is going to be a painful relationship after some time.

July 30, 2020

3:57

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

Storytelling – The man who wanted supernatural powers

Synopsis: Is there a secret #Mantra to end all your miseries and bring permanent #bliss? Sadhguru narrates an interesting story about a man from South India in search of a Mantra to gain magical powers, who traveled all the way to Tibet. What did the wise, old #Buddhist Monk tell him? Did he give him the Mantra? Is it possible for you to get it?

Synopsis: Is there a secret #Mantra to end all your miseries and bring permanent #bliss? Sadhguru narrates an interesting...

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... story about a man from South India in search of a Mantra to gain magical powers, who traveled all the way to Tibet. What did the wise, old #Buddhist Monk tell him? Did he give him the Mantra? Is it possible for you to get it?

July 23, 2020

10:31

Don’t wear a ring in this finger – the power of the ring finger

Transcript: So in a way, to open up your body, to open up this human mechanism to many possibilities, ring finger is significant. If you want to open up a person to become your bride or groom, then you put a ring on their finger, on the ring finger. Isn't it? In some way, people open up. Somewhere, they understood that if you do this, certain things will happen. So they use this particular finger, nowhere else....

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... Of course, now lot of new age people are putting a ring upon their thumb. It's a very wrong thing to do, you will attract certain kinds of energies which you can't deal with. And it also stabilizes the system. If you put metal on the ring finger, it stabilizes the system. There are many many other dimensions, but two put it in a generic way, it is like a remote to open up the dimensions of your own body. Without opening this up, there is no cosmos. Without opening your eyes, there is no world. Isn't it? If your eyes were always closed, there is no world for you. So similarly, without opening up this system, there is no cosmos for you. So the ring finger is not really about the cosmos. It is about this system, the human system, human mechanism. If you open this up, then there is a cosmos. The cosmos has always been there. It is just that you did not open for it. Ring finger, if you know how to use it, which will take a certain amount of whatever. Don't do that in meditations, don't sit like this. It will dissipate your energies in many different ways. Best to use YogaMudra, or open hands. Don't use the ring finger because that will need a completely different kind of instruction and training. If you bring your energy system to a certain way, or to a certain level of vibrance and intensity, then you will know that hands are great instrument. In yoga, we're saying, the ring finger, from here to here, you can control the whole universe. It is everything. This is like the mouse for your computer. Here you can, you can just adjust your system whichever way you want. If you know what to do. Don't go about rubbing this, it won't work like that. If you know what to do with this, this is like the mouse to your computer. You can take it wherever you want. You can just activate your system whichever way you want, just by handling the ring finger. Now, you can make these hands in such a way that if you move it here, something will happen in another part of the world. You can make something happen somewhere else, totally somewhere else. Wherever you want, pinpoint it. Because these hands are the instrument to everything. It's like the control panel to everything.

Transcript: So in a way, to open up your body, to open up this human mechanism to many possibilities, ring finger...

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... is significant. If you want to open up a person to become your bride or groom, then you put a ring on their finger, on the ring finger. Isn't it? In some way, people open up. Somewhere, they understood that if you do this, certain things will happen. So they use this particular finger, nowhere else. Of course, now lot of new age people are putting a ring upon their thumb. It's a very wrong thing to do, you will attract certain kinds of energies which you can't deal with. And it also stabilizes the system. If you put metal on the ring finger, it stabilizes the system. There are many many other dimensions, but two put it in a generic way, it is like a remote to open up the dimensions of your own body. Without opening this up, there is no cosmos. Without opening your eyes, there is no world. Isn't it? If your eyes were always closed, there is no world for you. So similarly, without opening up this system, there is no cosmos for you. So the ring finger is not really about the cosmos. It is about this system, the human system, human mechanism. If you open this up, then there is a cosmos. The cosmos has always been there. It is just that you did not open for it. Ring finger, if you know how to use it, which will take a certain amount of whatever. Don't do that in meditations, don't sit like this. It will dissipate your energies in many different ways. Best to use YogaMudra, or open hands. Don't use the ring finger because that will need a completely different kind of instruction and training. If you bring your energy system to a certain way, or to a certain level of vibrance and intensity, then you will know that hands are great instrument. In yoga, we're saying, the ring finger, from here to here, you can control the whole universe. It is everything. This is like the mouse for your computer. Here you can, you can just adjust your system whichever way you want. If you know what to do. Don't go about rubbing this, it won't work like that. If you know what to do with this, this is like the mouse to your computer. You can take it wherever you want. You can just activate your system whichever way you want, just by handling the ring finger. Now, you can make these hands in such a way that if you move it here, something will happen in another part of the world. You can make something happen somewhere else, totally somewhere else. Wherever you want, pinpoint it. Because these hands are the instrument to everything. It's like the control panel to everything.

July 16, 2020

3:47

How to find true love? Is this the right person for me?

Transcript: So who is the right person? I don't want to take away all the romance in your life. But, let me tell you this, there is no right person on this planet. If you get into that kind of unrealistic mindset, I have found the right person. Oh, you will be soon disappointed. You must understand, there is no right person. First thing is to see whether, I am the right person. Yes? Am I the right person? And...

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... there are no right people on this planet. If you understand, you have your nonsense, they have their nonsense. We can adjust nonsense nonsense. Go on. First and foremost thing is you bring yourself to a place where your experience of life is just pleasant by yourself. You're wonderful. Now, let us see what gets drawn to this one. If you're really wonderful, things will happen in every way, I'm saying. And this whole thing is an American thing, that there is a soulmate somewhere. God made just one more person just for you. But these days every two years he keeps making one more person just for you. Obviously, God is making too many mistakes with you. It once happened, Shankaran Pillai was at the family dinner. And when everybody settled down for dinner, he stood up at the table and announced, "I am going to marry Lucy, who is just across the street." I hope that's not the name. Then the father said, "What? You want to marry Lucy? She has nothing. She's like a tramp. You're going to marry that Lucy." Mother said, "What? You're going to marry that Lucy?" The uncle, uncle is always pitching in in these kind of matters. The uncle said, "What? You're going to marry that Lucy? Have you seen her hair? It looks fake." The aunt, "Whatt? You're going to marry Lucy? She's always painted. You're going to marry that painted woman?" The little boy, the nephew can't be left out. He says, "You're going to marry Lucy. She doesn't even know what is cricket! How can you marry her?" Shankaran Pillai stood his ground and said, "Yes, I'm going to marry Lucy." Everybody asked in one voice, "Why?" He said, "Because she has no family." There are no many opinions to battle with.

Transcript: So who is the right person? I don't want to take away all the romance in your life. But, let me tell...

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... you this, there is no right person on this planet. If you get into that kind of unrealistic mindset, I have found the right person. Oh, you will be soon disappointed. You must understand, there is no right person. First thing is to see whether, I am the right person. Yes? Am I the right person? And there are no right people on this planet. If you understand, you have your nonsense, they have their nonsense. We can adjust nonsense nonsense. Go on. First and foremost thing is you bring yourself to a place where your experience of life is just pleasant by yourself. You're wonderful. Now, let us see what gets drawn to this one. If you're really wonderful, things will happen in every way, I'm saying. And this whole thing is an American thing, that there is a soulmate somewhere. God made just one more person just for you. But these days every two years he keeps making one more person just for you. Obviously, God is making too many mistakes with you. It once happened, Shankaran Pillai was at the family dinner. And when everybody settled down for dinner, he stood up at the table and announced, "I am going to marry Lucy, who is just across the street." I hope that's not the name. Then the father said, "What? You want to marry Lucy? She has nothing. She's like a tramp. You're going to marry that Lucy." Mother said, "What? You're going to marry that Lucy?" The uncle, uncle is always pitching in in these kind of matters. The uncle said, "What? You're going to marry that Lucy? Have you seen her hair? It looks fake." The aunt, "Whatt? You're going to marry Lucy? She's always painted. You're going to marry that painted woman?" The little boy, the nephew can't be left out. He says, "You're going to marry Lucy. She doesn't even know what is cricket! How can you marry her?" Shankaran Pillai stood his ground and said, "Yes, I'm going to marry Lucy." Everybody asked in one voice, "Why?" He said, "Because she has no family." There are no many opinions to battle with.

July 15, 2020

3:21

My partner is never happy with me – no matter what I do

Transcript: Nowhere in the history of humanity, or today, or in anytime in future, will human relationships be absolute. Though every, every person who gets little romantic, believes that this is going to be an absolute relationship. There is no such thing about it. A relationship is a variable, always. You have to conduct it on a daily basis. One day if you don't conduct it properly, it may go somewhere. Yes...

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... or no? No, please look at it as it is. You have to conduct it right. So, no I'm doing my best. Obviously somebody feels your best is not good enough for them. No, I want you to come to terms with this. This is not about, I'm not saying what they're doing is right or wrong. That's not for me to say. All I'm saying is, this is how human beings have been functioning for ages, and still are. I'm saying, first of all, you need to understand, relationships will never ever be absolute. They will be variables that you, it's juggling that you have to do. If you're juggling with fireballs, one sometimes, it'll spill out. Takes lot of skill and attention. Yes or no? You're married, many of you. Doesn't it take lot of skill and attention? Yes. If you don't pay any attention, you don't know what the hell is happening. It takes a lot of attention, isn't it? So I'm saying, you need to understand this. A relationship is a variable reality. It is not an absolute reality. If you want to have an absolute relationship, you must hold relationships with the dead. It's time you look deeper, rather than reacting and trying to fix somebody else. Punishing somebody else is not going to transform your life, not going to make your life beautiful in any way. Some sick satisfaction you'll have for two days, after that you'll feel guilty about that also. So don't go that way. This is an opportunity. Somebody is opening up a spiritual dimension for you.

Transcript: Nowhere in the history of humanity, or today, or in anytime in future, will human relationships be absolute....

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... Though every, every person who gets little romantic, believes that this is going to be an absolute relationship. There is no such thing about it. A relationship is a variable, always. You have to conduct it on a daily basis. One day if you don't conduct it properly, it may go somewhere. Yes or no? No, please look at it as it is. You have to conduct it right. So, no I'm doing my best. Obviously somebody feels your best is not good enough for them. No, I want you to come to terms with this. This is not about, I'm not saying what they're doing is right or wrong. That's not for me to say. All I'm saying is, this is how human beings have been functioning for ages, and still are. I'm saying, first of all, you need to understand, relationships will never ever be absolute. They will be variables that you, it's juggling that you have to do. If you're juggling with fireballs, one sometimes, it'll spill out. Takes lot of skill and attention. Yes or no? You're married, many of you. Doesn't it take lot of skill and attention? Yes. If you don't pay any attention, you don't know what the hell is happening. It takes a lot of attention, isn't it? So I'm saying, you need to understand this. A relationship is a variable reality. It is not an absolute reality. If you want to have an absolute relationship, you must hold relationships with the dead. It's time you look deeper, rather than reacting and trying to fix somebody else. Punishing somebody else is not going to transform your life, not going to make your life beautiful in any way. Some sick satisfaction you'll have for two days, after that you'll feel guilty about that also. So don't go that way. This is an opportunity. Somebody is opening up a spiritual dimension for you.

July 14, 2020

2:49

Do we need to match horoscopes?

Transcript: Hello, this is Sumona Chakravarti. Namaskaram Sadhguru. Sadhguru, I want to know the truth about astrology. I mean I know it is a science, but you know when one has to match horoscopes before a wedding. Or a Manglik girl who is supposed to wed a tree first, you know, before she marries the guy. Or the fact that, you know one has to wear particular stones to help various things in life. So what is the...

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... truth about it? What is the reality of it all? I mean, because it is very confusing to our generation to understand because either we rebel, or you know, succumb to parental pressure. So if you could help us understand the truth about it, it would be wonderful. Thank you so much. Pranam. Namaskaram Sumona. Well, I like this idea of marrying a tree. I'm married to trees, you know. I think it's a good idea. Very stable partner, rooted. In today's life, getting somebody so rooted is a rare thing. It's a really great idea. See, horoscopes are being matched. What it means is stars are being matched. But how do you match these two idiots, it's impossible. Nobody can match these two idiots. Only if they take responsibility for each other, if they show some sense of involvement and invest their lives in each other then something wonderful may happen. If you match them, doesn't matter how you match them, nothing is going to work out. This is why for most people, all love affairs and marriages are beautiful only for some time. After that it's one big anxiety, or non-stop friction. Simply because people are trying to match each other. You cannot match people. No two human beings are same, it will not work that way. It is just that if you hold the other person's well being above your own, then you will find everything works out. If your life is about extracting happiness from somebody else, you will see it will become bitter over a period of time. If your life is about sharing the joy that you are, then everything will work out. It doesn't matter what the stars say. Anyway, stars can speak what they want. Once you come here as a human being, you are supposed to create this life. This is the only creature on the planet who can structure its own life. If you want to give that up and allow inanimate things like planets and stars to decide the future of who you are, it's a tragic way to exist. So please, you and whoever else is influenced by you, please tell them to take their lives into their hands. It doesn't matter. And how silly is it that a third person, that you do not know, is going to tell you whether you will live happily or not with your husband or your wife. How vulgar is that. Take up this responsibility in your hand. It doesn't matter what kind of fool you marry, you take up the responsibility that you will live well. And that's the only way you will live well.

Transcript: Hello, this is Sumona Chakravarti. Namaskaram Sadhguru. Sadhguru, I want to know the truth about astrology....

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... I mean I know it is a science, but you know when one has to match horoscopes before a wedding. Or a Manglik girl who is supposed to wed a tree first, you know, before she marries the guy. Or the fact that, you know one has to wear particular stones to help various things in life. So what is the truth about it? What is the reality of it all? I mean, because it is very confusing to our generation to understand because either we rebel, or you know, succumb to parental pressure. So if you could help us understand the truth about it, it would be wonderful. Thank you so much. Pranam. Namaskaram Sumona. Well, I like this idea of marrying a tree. I'm married to trees, you know. I think it's a good idea. Very stable partner, rooted. In today's life, getting somebody so rooted is a rare thing. It's a really great idea. See, horoscopes are being matched. What it means is stars are being matched. But how do you match these two idiots, it's impossible. Nobody can match these two idiots. Only if they take responsibility for each other, if they show some sense of involvement and invest their lives in each other then something wonderful may happen. If you match them, doesn't matter how you match them, nothing is going to work out. This is why for most people, all love affairs and marriages are beautiful only for some time. After that it's one big anxiety, or non-stop friction. Simply because people are trying to match each other. You cannot match people. No two human beings are same, it will not work that way. It is just that if you hold the other person's well being above your own, then you will find everything works out. If your life is about extracting happiness from somebody else, you will see it will become bitter over a period of time. If your life is about sharing the joy that you are, then everything will work out. It doesn't matter what the stars say. Anyway, stars can speak what they want. Once you come here as a human being, you are supposed to create this life. This is the only creature on the planet who can structure its own life. If you want to give that up and allow inanimate things like planets and stars to decide the future of who you are, it's a tragic way to exist. So please, you and whoever else is influenced by you, please tell them to take their lives into their hands. It doesn't matter. And how silly is it that a third person, that you do not know, is going to tell you whether you will live happily or not with your husband or your wife. How vulgar is that. Take up this responsibility in your hand. It doesn't matter what kind of fool you marry, you take up the responsibility that you will live well. And that's the only way you will live well.

July 12, 2020

3:57

Part 5: Rapid fire questions by Karan Johar

Transcript: I know you haven't seen any of my films, but do you have a favourite film? Oh. I've seen many good movies. At one time I saw a lot of them. I've not seen much of Indian cinema. But I saw lot of, you know, English cinema. But one movie that I thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed at that time because on that day the way things happened. Many life situations fell together and everything. It was 'Roman Holiday'....

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... Oh. Well, I have to say, that that's the first film I've ever seen in my life. My mother took me to the cinema. Here we are. It is true. 'Roman Holiday' is the first film I ever saw, it was my introduction to the big screen. I'm glad I have something in common with you. That image of Audrey and Gregory Peck somehow just stayed with me. Wonderful. It was probably my age. Must've been. Something you enjoy doing and wish you had more time for. I wish I had more time. Because I made myself like this that there is nothing that I enjoy or do not enjoy. I make sure I enjoy everything that I do, including simply sitting quietly, or talking to somebody, or doing whatever because my activity is not limited to one area. There are so many things. If you did not enjoy everything that you do and do not do, you will go insane trying to manage so many things. But I'll not go insane because I enjoy being alive. Activities, anything is okay. Everything I do, I enjoy. Small things, big things, every kind of thing. Most profound things and silly things, I enjoy thoroughly. As with us all. Lastly, in a biopic made on you, who would play you? But who would make a biopic first of all? No, there will be lots of interested people. Maybe you should animate.

Transcript: I know you haven't seen any of my films, but do you have a favourite film? Oh. I've seen many good movies....

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... At one time I saw a lot of them. I've not seen much of Indian cinema. But I saw lot of, you know, English cinema. But one movie that I thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed at that time because on that day the way things happened. Many life situations fell together and everything. It was 'Roman Holiday'. Oh. Well, I have to say, that that's the first film I've ever seen in my life. My mother took me to the cinema. Here we are. It is true. 'Roman Holiday' is the first film I ever saw, it was my introduction to the big screen. I'm glad I have something in common with you. That image of Audrey and Gregory Peck somehow just stayed with me. Wonderful. It was probably my age. Must've been. Something you enjoy doing and wish you had more time for. I wish I had more time. Because I made myself like this that there is nothing that I enjoy or do not enjoy. I make sure I enjoy everything that I do, including simply sitting quietly, or talking to somebody, or doing whatever because my activity is not limited to one area. There are so many things. If you did not enjoy everything that you do and do not do, you will go insane trying to manage so many things. But I'll not go insane because I enjoy being alive. Activities, anything is okay. Everything I do, I enjoy. Small things, big things, every kind of thing. Most profound things and silly things, I enjoy thoroughly. As with us all. Lastly, in a biopic made on you, who would play you? But who would make a biopic first of all? No, there will be lots of interested people. Maybe you should animate.

July 9, 2020

2:47

Part 4: Rapid fire questions by Karan Johar

Transcript: One thing the world doesn't know about you. They don't know a thing about me. That's a fact. And the one thing you wish you could change about yourself. Oh, I never looked at that. I could speak Hindi. No, I'm sorry, Marathi. The one thing you wish you could change about the world. Oh, a lot of things. One. Human beings. Desperately in need of. So, what would you consider to be your greatest achievement?...

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... I don't think there's any. Because I always fall awfully short of my own expectation of what I could do. So I never feel anything is an acheivement. Is there a song you love, and can listen to all the time? I, somehow. Alai, alai, alai, alai, alai, alai. No. Probably because this came to me at a certain time when I was in my early teens maybe. So this one song kind of comes back to me more often than anything else. It's not that I even sing it, but somehow one way or the other the song keeps coming back to me. It's 'How many times'.

Transcript: One thing the world doesn't know about you. They don't know a thing about me. That's a fact. And the...

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... one thing you wish you could change about yourself. Oh, I never looked at that. I could speak Hindi. No, I'm sorry, Marathi. The one thing you wish you could change about the world. Oh, a lot of things. One. Human beings. Desperately in need of. So, what would you consider to be your greatest achievement? I don't think there's any. Because I always fall awfully short of my own expectation of what I could do. So I never feel anything is an acheivement. Is there a song you love, and can listen to all the time? I, somehow. Alai, alai, alai, alai, alai, alai. No. Probably because this came to me at a certain time when I was in my early teens maybe. So this one song kind of comes back to me more often than anything else. It's not that I even sing it, but somehow one way or the other the song keeps coming back to me. It's 'How many times'.

July 9, 2020

2:38

Part 2: Rapid fire questions by Karan Johar

Transcript: In an imaginary, completely hypothetical situation, if you had a day off with no commitments, no responsibilities, what would you spend the day doing? Oh. A lot of things. This can't be one word. No, it's not one word. See, I have an indiscriminate sense of passion towards everything. There were lots and lots of things I did at one time, but these days time is not allowing me to do that. So, generally...

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... if I have little time all I do is play golf. Because that's safe and within the city and I can get back in time for something else to be done. But if an entire day is left to me, which they have not done for a long time, they have not left it to me. If that happens, I will close my eyes and sit because that is my, the best, the best. I am at my best when I truly have nothing to do. What is one thing you'd like people to remember about you at the end of your life? They must live so wonderfully that they don't even remember me. If you found a way to travel through time, where would you go? I'm kind of done with all those things. Your universe visited already, you have visas for every part of this ecosystem. If we can do some slow fire. Yeah. Because that's a question with many ramifications. This, for example, traveling in the world. We jetted around and now we want to travel to the Mars, we want to travel to another place. And now that's not enough, we want to travel to the past and future. All this longing is again, exploratory in nature. Whether you go on vacation to Maldives or you want to go to Mars, it is fundamentally exploratory. Maybe you're also thinking of relaxation and pleasure and whatever, but essentially it's exploratory. Otherwise why can't you do it here? Something that you want to do, you want to touch another place. This longing is there in the human being only as long as the life that you are remains in a seed form. That is, it did not sprout and blossom. Because your ideas of time and space are essentially, because you're living within the framework of your intellect. If you cross that dimension, then there is no such thing as time and space. Everything is here and now. So, traveling through time, space, no, it means nothing to me.

Transcript: In an imaginary, completely hypothetical situation, if you had a day off with no commitments, no responsibilities,...

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... what would you spend the day doing? Oh. A lot of things. This can't be one word. No, it's not one word. See, I have an indiscriminate sense of passion towards everything. There were lots and lots of things I did at one time, but these days time is not allowing me to do that. So, generally if I have little time all I do is play golf. Because that's safe and within the city and I can get back in time for something else to be done. But if an entire day is left to me, which they have not done for a long time, they have not left it to me. If that happens, I will close my eyes and sit because that is my, the best, the best. I am at my best when I truly have nothing to do. What is one thing you'd like people to remember about you at the end of your life? They must live so wonderfully that they don't even remember me. If you found a way to travel through time, where would you go? I'm kind of done with all those things. Your universe visited already, you have visas for every part of this ecosystem. If we can do some slow fire. Yeah. Because that's a question with many ramifications. This, for example, traveling in the world. We jetted around and now we want to travel to the Mars, we want to travel to another place. And now that's not enough, we want to travel to the past and future. All this longing is again, exploratory in nature. Whether you go on vacation to Maldives or you want to go to Mars, it is fundamentally exploratory. Maybe you're also thinking of relaxation and pleasure and whatever, but essentially it's exploratory. Otherwise why can't you do it here? Something that you want to do, you want to touch another place. This longing is there in the human being only as long as the life that you are remains in a seed form. That is, it did not sprout and blossom. Because your ideas of time and space are essentially, because you're living within the framework of your intellect. If you cross that dimension, then there is no such thing as time and space. Everything is here and now. So, traveling through time, space, no, it means nothing to me.

July 9, 2020

3:49

Part 3: Rapid fire questions by Karan Johar

Transcript: What is the first thing you notice when you meet a person? Just everything. Everything? Everything. Past, present, and future. Is it more important to do what you love, or love what you're doing? One word or more? The choice is entirely yours. See, if you're an intelligent person, you will try to do what you love most. But if you're a genius, you will do just what is needed. If you could be invisible...

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... for a day, what would you do? You wouldn't know. With due respect, what is your biggest weakness? Biggest...? What is your biggest weakness? See, what normally people treat as weakness in their lives. Okay, let me give a normal answer. Why am I going into all this? Already you said I'm, what? What's the word? Cached. My biggest weakness is, I love danger. Without danger, I cannot live. I need to do something which keeps me on the edge of being mortal, being alive and dead. I want to walk that line all the time. Everyday I'm stepping on it one way or the other. Is it a weakness? I don't think so. But people think, "Sadhguru, you shouldn't risk your life like this." But if there's no risk, I feel I'm not being, because most of the time in my life, for whatever I'm doing, I don't feel tested. It's only in moments of danger that I feel little tested. So my weakness is I like to be stretched, you know. For all the time when I was a riding across India, later on I started driving. My only wish was that to find a machine which will test my skills. Always found the damn things broke down if I took it to my limits. These days recently I'm beginning to get to do a few machines which are testing me. Whether I can push it all the way or not. Maybe that's because of my age. If I had met them much younger, I think I would've managed to work around them.

Transcript: What is the first thing you notice when you meet a person? Just everything. Everything? Everything. Past,...

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... present, and future. Is it more important to do what you love, or love what you're doing? One word or more? The choice is entirely yours. See, if you're an intelligent person, you will try to do what you love most. But if you're a genius, you will do just what is needed. If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do? You wouldn't know. With due respect, what is your biggest weakness? Biggest...? What is your biggest weakness? See, what normally people treat as weakness in their lives. Okay, let me give a normal answer. Why am I going into all this? Already you said I'm, what? What's the word? Cached. My biggest weakness is, I love danger. Without danger, I cannot live. I need to do something which keeps me on the edge of being mortal, being alive and dead. I want to walk that line all the time. Everyday I'm stepping on it one way or the other. Is it a weakness? I don't think so. But people think, "Sadhguru, you shouldn't risk your life like this." But if there's no risk, I feel I'm not being, because most of the time in my life, for whatever I'm doing, I don't feel tested. It's only in moments of danger that I feel little tested. So my weakness is I like to be stretched, you know. For all the time when I was a riding across India, later on I started driving. My only wish was that to find a machine which will test my skills. Always found the damn things broke down if I took it to my limits. These days recently I'm beginning to get to do a few machines which are testing me. Whether I can push it all the way or not. Maybe that's because of my age. If I had met them much younger, I think I would've managed to work around them.

July 9, 2020

3:59

Part 1: Rapid fire questions by Karan Johar

Transcript: Alright. Very simply, what is the one thing that is essential to living a balanced life? Sense. What is the one thing we must absolutely do away with in order to lead a balanced life? Senselessness. Alright. I thought that was coming. First thing that comes to your mind when I say the following, the first thing. Organized religion. Madness. Marriage. Cohabitation. Competition. Stupid. Money. Useful....

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... Love. Can I say a sentence? Yes. I will allow that. Most beautiful, but unfortunately crippling for most people. If I can little elaborate that. See if something unpleasant cripples you, something nasty cripples you, it's acceptable. When something beautiful cripples you, it's a true disaster. If you could ask one person, alive or dead, one question, who would you ask and what would that be? I really sorted out all my questions because I did not spend time educating myself or doing anything. I spent my entire life sorting out every damn question I had. I kind of ran out of questions. And you certainly have not run out of any answers and you never will. Best advice you have ever received? Nothing. Never? No. I never sought nor did I receive. I made myself in such a way I'm incapable either of seeking advice or giving advice.

Transcript: Alright. Very simply, what is the one thing that is essential to living a balanced life? Sense. What...

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... is the one thing we must absolutely do away with in order to lead a balanced life? Senselessness. Alright. I thought that was coming. First thing that comes to your mind when I say the following, the first thing. Organized religion. Madness. Marriage. Cohabitation. Competition. Stupid. Money. Useful. Love. Can I say a sentence? Yes. I will allow that. Most beautiful, but unfortunately crippling for most people. If I can little elaborate that. See if something unpleasant cripples you, something nasty cripples you, it's acceptable. When something beautiful cripples you, it's a true disaster. If you could ask one person, alive or dead, one question, who would you ask and what would that be? I really sorted out all my questions because I did not spend time educating myself or doing anything. I spent my entire life sorting out every damn question I had. I kind of ran out of questions. And you certainly have not run out of any answers and you never will. Best advice you have ever received? Nothing. Never? No. I never sought nor did I receive. I made myself in such a way I'm incapable either of seeking advice or giving advice.

July 9, 2020

3:02

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