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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

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

Multiple heartbreaks will make you distrust people

Transcript: This serial heartbreak business can leave you paranoid about anything. About bonding with anybody in your life. Yes or no? You had serial heartbreaks. It looked like fun for some time, after some time you just don't actually trust anybody in your life. Because another human being is a problem always. Only when our emotions allow you to cross the problem, in some way they get included. But, if we have...

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... serial heartbreaks, we will never allow our emotion to cross those barriers, we will always be cautious because anyway this has come with an expiry date. When people come with an expiry date, yes there is an expiry date for all of us. But relationships, the idea of building relationships is that it's of support in all levels of life. So that two people, that means, two brains and two bodies can do better than one in many ways. In various aspects of life, in profession, in domestic situation, in life, in companionship, in emotion, in arranging and organizing our lives. In every way, two people can do better than one person, that is the idea. And, of course, nature is pushing us together because nature doesn't care about your love affair, it just wants you to reproduce. You're 10, 12 it's okay. You became 13, and you look like this. Suddenly this is a world by itself. The neighbourhood scrawny girl who didn't mean a damn thing to you, suddenly she is the focus, she's the apple of your eye. Yes? So this is because your intelligence has been hijacked by your hormones. So it is making funny things happen. It is making you believe all kinds of things. When you look back and see, you'll feel stupid, but it's okay. There's nothing wrong about it. But it's very important that we understand what's happening to us. Otherwise we'll do idiotic things that we may regret later, you know. It is not a question of morality, it is a question of handling our lives sensibly. So reproduction is not the purpose right now, we have kept it aside. But nature's push is towards that. But we have emotional needs, physical needs, psychological needs, maybe financial and social needs. Variety of needs. To conduct these needs in a dignified way. To conduct these needs in a, see once you come as a human being, you can't do things, though they are the same things what the animals do. But we would like to do it more gracefully, consciously. Whether we eat, or we copulate, or we sleep. We like to do it little more aesthetically right. That's the important thing. For that, we need the cooperation of another person, who is also somehow congruent to us. Every two days if you have heartbreaks and going on, well, you must see the trouble of that.

Transcript: This serial heartbreak business can leave you paranoid about anything. About bonding with anybody in...

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... your life. Yes or no? You had serial heartbreaks. It looked like fun for some time, after some time you just don't actually trust anybody in your life. Because another human being is a problem always. Only when our emotions allow you to cross the problem, in some way they get included. But, if we have serial heartbreaks, we will never allow our emotion to cross those barriers, we will always be cautious because anyway this has come with an expiry date. When people come with an expiry date, yes there is an expiry date for all of us. But relationships, the idea of building relationships is that it's of support in all levels of life. So that two people, that means, two brains and two bodies can do better than one in many ways. In various aspects of life, in profession, in domestic situation, in life, in companionship, in emotion, in arranging and organizing our lives. In every way, two people can do better than one person, that is the idea. And, of course, nature is pushing us together because nature doesn't care about your love affair, it just wants you to reproduce. You're 10, 12 it's okay. You became 13, and you look like this. Suddenly this is a world by itself. The neighbourhood scrawny girl who didn't mean a damn thing to you, suddenly she is the focus, she's the apple of your eye. Yes? So this is because your intelligence has been hijacked by your hormones. So it is making funny things happen. It is making you believe all kinds of things. When you look back and see, you'll feel stupid, but it's okay. There's nothing wrong about it. But it's very important that we understand what's happening to us. Otherwise we'll do idiotic things that we may regret later, you know. It is not a question of morality, it is a question of handling our lives sensibly. So reproduction is not the purpose right now, we have kept it aside. But nature's push is towards that. But we have emotional needs, physical needs, psychological needs, maybe financial and social needs. Variety of needs. To conduct these needs in a dignified way. To conduct these needs in a, see once you come as a human being, you can't do things, though they are the same things what the animals do. But we would like to do it more gracefully, consciously. Whether we eat, or we copulate, or we sleep. We like to do it little more aesthetically right. That's the important thing. For that, we need the cooperation of another person, who is also somehow congruent to us. Every two days if you have heartbreaks and going on, well, you must see the trouble of that.

July 7, 2020

3:42

Why are all forbidden things so enjoyable?

Transcript: Namaskaram Sadhguru ji, I'm Divyanka Tripathi Dahia and it's a priviledge that I can ask you something. My question is that why are all the forbidden things so enjoyable? And how to stay away from such temptations? Namaskaram Divyanka. Who forbid you from doing what? So this what is forbidden, and what is allowed is not a part of this culture. These things have been said by people who have no clue...

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... what human mind is made of. Right now Divyanka, if I ask you, not to think about monkeys for the next ten seconds. Can you not think about monkeys? You'll think only about monkeys. So, the very nature of the mind is such that in this mind there is only addition and multiplication. There is no subtraction and division. That is, you cannot take one thought out of your mind. If you make efforts, it will only multiply. It is like a car with all three pedals have throttle. Whatever you touch, it only goes faster. So, in this mind, somebody told you, this is a sin, do not think about it. That becomes your full time job. So drop this, what is forbidden and what is not forbidden. Right now, we have accumulated stuff in our life in such a way. Something is good, something is bad, something is virtue, something is sin. Because of this kind of divisions, because of this kind of discrimination from one activity to another now we have these problems. What is your natural inclination, that you do joyfully. There is really no harm in that. And when you take time to recognize what is your natural inclination, believe me, you will not do anything in excess. You will see that everything falls into place as it should be. Right now, small things have become big things simply because they're trying to avoid it. This is the nature of the mind. What you don't want to think about, that's all you will think about.

Transcript: Namaskaram Sadhguru ji, I'm Divyanka Tripathi Dahia and it's a priviledge that I can ask you something....

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... My question is that why are all the forbidden things so enjoyable? And how to stay away from such temptations? Namaskaram Divyanka. Who forbid you from doing what? So this what is forbidden, and what is allowed is not a part of this culture. These things have been said by people who have no clue what human mind is made of. Right now Divyanka, if I ask you, not to think about monkeys for the next ten seconds. Can you not think about monkeys? You'll think only about monkeys. So, the very nature of the mind is such that in this mind there is only addition and multiplication. There is no subtraction and division. That is, you cannot take one thought out of your mind. If you make efforts, it will only multiply. It is like a car with all three pedals have throttle. Whatever you touch, it only goes faster. So, in this mind, somebody told you, this is a sin, do not think about it. That becomes your full time job. So drop this, what is forbidden and what is not forbidden. Right now, we have accumulated stuff in our life in such a way. Something is good, something is bad, something is virtue, something is sin. Because of this kind of divisions, because of this kind of discrimination from one activity to another now we have these problems. What is your natural inclination, that you do joyfully. There is really no harm in that. And when you take time to recognize what is your natural inclination, believe me, you will not do anything in excess. You will see that everything falls into place as it should be. Right now, small things have become big things simply because they're trying to avoid it. This is the nature of the mind. What you don't want to think about, that's all you will think about.

July 2, 2020

2:38

How to overcome fear of failure?

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

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... then there is no failure

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

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

June 27, 2020

4:58

Are you a true friend?

Transcript: If you are a friend to somebody, you don’t have to nag them with what’s wrong with them. That’s not the point. But at the same time, you must have the courage to be unpopular with people. In just trying to be popular with people, just see how many stupid things you are doing with your life. In just trying to maintain some kind of pleasantness around you, see how much unpleasantness you have buried...

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... within you. If you bury unpleasantness, if you put seeds of unpleasantness into the soil you’ll reap fruits of unpleasantness, isn’t it? The more and more unpleasantness you bury within yourself, you’ll reap a fruit like that. You must have the courage; if you really have a friend, you must have the courage to be unpopular with your friends and still be loving and okay with it. Right now, your friendships are always made on agreements, likes and dislikes. No, you are apples and oranges and still you can be good friends. A true friend is somebody who has the courage to tell you what shit you are, and still be loving and nice to you. Yes?

Transcript: If you are a friend to somebody, you don’t have to nag them with what’s wrong with them. That’s...

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... not the point. But at the same time, you must have the courage to be unpopular with people. In just trying to be popular with people, just see how many stupid things you are doing with your life. In just trying to maintain some kind of pleasantness around you, see how much unpleasantness you have buried within you. If you bury unpleasantness, if you put seeds of unpleasantness into the soil you’ll reap fruits of unpleasantness, isn’t it? The more and more unpleasantness you bury within yourself, you’ll reap a fruit like that. You must have the courage; if you really have a friend, you must have the courage to be unpopular with your friends and still be loving and okay with it. Right now, your friendships are always made on agreements, likes and dislikes. No, you are apples and oranges and still you can be good friends. A true friend is somebody who has the courage to tell you what shit you are, and still be loving and nice to you. Yes?

June 25, 2020

1:47

Unhappy with unfulfilled expectations? Change the way you think

Synopsis: Sadhguru says - "Dont waste your life setting up expectations, because these expectations are not even yours, you are looking at your neighbors and setting expectations for yourself." You are setting yourself up for dejection by unnecessarily setting up expectations. Instead you should focus on enhancing your capabilities. You can only do what you can do as per your capabilities - you can not do what...

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... you can not do. So, instead of setting up unrealistic expectations, focus on stretching your capabilities.

Synopsis: Sadhguru says - "Dont waste your life setting up expectations, because these expectations are not even...

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... yours, you are looking at your neighbors and setting expectations for yourself." You are setting yourself up for dejection by unnecessarily setting up expectations. Instead you should focus on enhancing your capabilities. You can only do what you can do as per your capabilities - you can not do what you can not do. So, instead of setting up unrealistic expectations, focus on stretching your capabilities.

June 24, 2020

5:06

How important is marriage? Are you confused about marriage?

Transcript: See you need to understand the institution of marriage. It's about bringinga certain sanctity to the simple, basic needs that every human being has. There are physical needs, there are psychological needs, there are economic needs, emotional needs, social needs, variety of needs. To fulfill all these things we set an institution called marriage where all this can be conducted in a sensible manner....

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... Otherwise, if we did it on the streets like every other creature, it would turn ugly for us and we would feel not good about it. So to bring some sense of organisation, some aesthetic, some stability because man and woman coming together naturally brought fresh life. It is, compared to any other creature, it is the most helpess life which needs maximum amount of support. You could leave a puppy on the street. As he long as he gets food, he grows up into a good dog, no problem. But not so with the human being. He doesn't need just physical support, he needs variety of support and above all, a stable situation. Whether there should be marriage in society or not one will debate when they are 18 because physical body is asking for freedom. Alright. At that time everybody questions, is marriage really needed? Why can't we just live whichever way we want? But when you are 3 years of age, you valued marriage immensely, a stable marriage immensely, isn't it so? Yes or no? Again when you become 45-50, you are 100% for marriage. Between 18 and 35 you are questioning the whole process. Because, where the physical body is dominant, at that time, if you give in to that then it will question every institution. This is hormone fired freedom, okay? Your intelligence has been hijacked by hormones. So, you question the fundamentals of everything. I'm not saying marriage is the thing. But do you have a better alternative? If you have a better alternative, damn the marriage. But you have not come up with a better alternative because a stable situation is a must for a child. Once you have a child, it's a 20 year project. Your whims and fancies will change, your emotions will change. If that is what it is, don't get into such situations. It's not compulsory for everybody to get married. It's good, you are saying people are thinking whether to get married or not, I'm glad. It is not necessary for everybody. But if you get into it, especially if you get into children you must understand, it's a minimum 20 year project whether you like it or you don't like it. Otherwise you shouldn't get into those projects. You don't walk into a project, drop it half way and walk away, isn't it? It's your choice, but at least choose consciously. You don't have to get married because everybody is getting married. You don't have to talk about marriage or divorce in the same breath. As if they come together. Why should you ever talk about marriage and divorce in one breath? It's a crime.

Transcript: See you need to understand the institution of marriage. It's about bringinga certain sanctity to the...

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... simple, basic needs that every human being has. There are physical needs, there are psychological needs, there are economic needs, emotional needs, social needs, variety of needs. To fulfill all these things we set an institution called marriage where all this can be conducted in a sensible manner. Otherwise, if we did it on the streets like every other creature, it would turn ugly for us and we would feel not good about it. So to bring some sense of organisation, some aesthetic, some stability because man and woman coming together naturally brought fresh life. It is, compared to any other creature, it is the most helpess life which needs maximum amount of support. You could leave a puppy on the street. As he long as he gets food, he grows up into a good dog, no problem. But not so with the human being. He doesn't need just physical support, he needs variety of support and above all, a stable situation. Whether there should be marriage in society or not one will debate when they are 18 because physical body is asking for freedom. Alright. At that time everybody questions, is marriage really needed? Why can't we just live whichever way we want? But when you are 3 years of age, you valued marriage immensely, a stable marriage immensely, isn't it so? Yes or no? Again when you become 45-50, you are 100% for marriage. Between 18 and 35 you are questioning the whole process. Because, where the physical body is dominant, at that time, if you give in to that then it will question every institution. This is hormone fired freedom, okay? Your intelligence has been hijacked by hormones. So, you question the fundamentals of everything. I'm not saying marriage is the thing. But do you have a better alternative? If you have a better alternative, damn the marriage. But you have not come up with a better alternative because a stable situation is a must for a child. Once you have a child, it's a 20 year project. Your whims and fancies will change, your emotions will change. If that is what it is, don't get into such situations. It's not compulsory for everybody to get married. It's good, you are saying people are thinking whether to get married or not, I'm glad. It is not necessary for everybody. But if you get into it, especially if you get into children you must understand, it's a minimum 20 year project whether you like it or you don't like it. Otherwise you shouldn't get into those projects. You don't walk into a project, drop it half way and walk away, isn't it? It's your choice, but at least choose consciously. You don't have to get married because everybody is getting married. You don't have to talk about marriage or divorce in the same breath. As if they come together. Why should you ever talk about marriage and divorce in one breath? It's a crime.

June 21, 2020

3:49

To be joyful or to be loving – what is more important?

Synopsis: In this short talk, Sadhguru says - "A child needs a stable, pleasant atmosphere to grow". Is it more important to be joyful, or loving? Sadhguru tells us, that first you must be joyful, once you are capable of holding your joy, then you can add some love! Children need love and attention only till 5-6 years of age. The most important thing is that you create a joyful atmosphere around them.

Synopsis: In this short talk, Sadhguru says - "A child needs a stable, pleasant atmosphere to grow". Is it more...

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... important to be joyful, or loving? Sadhguru tells us, that first you must be joyful, once you are capable of holding your joy, then you can add some love! Children need love and attention only till 5-6 years of age. The most important thing is that you create a joyful atmosphere around them.

June 14, 2020

3:23

Don’t Judge A Person’s Spiritual Evolution Based On Their Behavior

Synopsis: Someone asks Sadhguru - "In one of your quotes, you say that, we should not judge a person's spiritual evolution based on their behavior. I am unable to understand that, because I have always believed, people who are kind and compassionate, are spiritually evolved. Could you please help me understand the context of that quote?" Sadhguru tells us that without an inner experience, the three magic words...

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... 'Please, Sorry, Thank You', bring a certain sense of entitlement. So, one's behavior does not determine one's consciousness, or spiritual evolution. Spiritual evolution means you have become more inclusive. Out of your inclusiveness, your behavior should be as the situation demands.

Synopsis: Someone asks Sadhguru - "In one of your quotes, you say that, we should not judge a person's spiritual...

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... evolution based on their behavior. I am unable to understand that, because I have always believed, people who are kind and compassionate, are spiritually evolved. Could you please help me understand the context of that quote?" Sadhguru tells us that without an inner experience, the three magic words 'Please, Sorry, Thank You', bring a certain sense of entitlement. So, one's behavior does not determine one's consciousness, or spiritual evolution. Spiritual evolution means you have become more inclusive. Out of your inclusiveness, your behavior should be as the situation demands.

March 31, 2020

14:24

If You Get Everything You Ever Wanted – What Next?

Synopsis: As part of Sadhguru's Youth & Truth series of conversation at Universities, a student asks Sadhguru - "My question is, suppose humanity makes it past it's very tumultuous phase we are in right now - what would we do. If we reach an ideal society, where everyone is peaceful and together, what would our 'end-game' be, what would we strive towards?". In response, Sadhguru asks him - "If everything...

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... you can dream of, I got for you right now - what do you want now?" In this captivating talk, Sadhguru shares his wisdom on many topics, especially for the youth. He tells us that, we can not manage time, rather we should manage our energies. Sadhguru also shares why it is not sensible to have drugs and other substances.

Synopsis: As part of Sadhguru's Youth & Truth series of conversation at Universities, a student asks Sadhguru...

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... - "My question is, suppose humanity makes it past it's very tumultuous phase we are in right now - what would we do. If we reach an ideal society, where everyone is peaceful and together, what would our 'end-game' be, what would we strive towards?". In response, Sadhguru asks him - "If everything you can dream of, I got for you right now - what do you want now?" In this captivating talk, Sadhguru shares his wisdom on many topics, especially for the youth. He tells us that, we can not manage time, rather we should manage our energies. Sadhguru also shares why it is not sensible to have drugs and other substances.

March 18, 2020

18:23

Why You Should Always Keep Your Clothes Folded Neatly

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells us about Rudraksha and its unique qualities. How it moves in different directions over different substances. He also gives a demonstration! Sadhguru then tells us that the way the clothes we wear are, they will have a different impact on our system. So one must always keep the clothes folded neatly.

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells us about Rudraksha and its unique qualities. How it moves in different directions over...

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... different substances. He also gives a demonstration! Sadhguru then tells us that the way the clothes we wear are, they will have a different impact on our system. So one must always keep the clothes folded neatly.

January 30, 2020

4:27

Should Abortion be a Woman’s right?

Synopsis: Should there be laws governing Abortion or is it a women's right to decide? Is abortion not the same as terminating a life and hence a criminal act? How long into pregnancy should you allow it? Sadhguru's response on this tricky and controversial topic leaves everyone applauding.....

Synopsis: Should there be laws governing Abortion or is it a women's right to decide? Is abortion not the same...

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... as terminating a life and hence a criminal act? How long into pregnancy should you allow it? Sadhguru's response on this tricky and controversial topic leaves everyone applauding.....

October 21, 2019

06:16

Coronavirus lockdown – How to deal with boredom?

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

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April 11, 2020

5 min read

How To Deal With Expectations In a Relationship?

In many ways, the quality of relationship one holds, determines their quality of life. Relationships are formed to fulfill various needs - physical, psychological, emotional, social, financial... Sadhguru says - "The needs within a human being have risen because there is a certain sense of incompleteness and people are forming relationships to experience a certain sense of completeness within themselves". This is the source of expectations. Sadhguru says - "If you are happy by your own nature, the relationships will become a means for you to express your happiness not to seek happiness."

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March 23, 2020

6 min read

How Can I Be Happy In Life?

Sadhguru tells us that being happy or unhappy is a choice that we make! He says - "Whatever every human being is doing on this planet, it does not matter what, even if he is giving away his life to someone, he is doing it because it gives him happiness". Even after doing everything, if we are still unhappy, then somewhere the basic fundamental of life has been missed. Sadhguru tells us that the reason for that is because we have established ourselves in untruth.

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March 12, 2020

4 min read

What Is The Meaning of My Life?

Sadhguru says - "The life in you is not looking for meaning; it needs exuberance of experience. First you create that, then all these questions will evaporate". He tells us that we have got ourselves so entangled in our own thoughts, emotions and ideas, that we don't realize that we are life. We have made conclusions about life, without actually knowing about it. He says - "If you can joyfully, consciously, stay in “I do not know,” knowing is not far away".

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March 9, 2020

5 min read

When Alexander Met Diogenes

Diogenes was an ecstatic beggar who lived totally naked. One day Alexander saw Diogenes. Alexander was riding his horse, and was in emperor's clothes. Diogenes was naked, rolling in the sand at the bank of the river. Looking at him in ecstatic state, Alexander remarked, you have nothing, so what are you ecstatic about? He wanted to be ecstatic like Diogenes. Diogenes invited him to throw of this clothes into the river, come down from his horse, and join him in the sand. Alexander remarked, that he did not have the courage to do so, and that he would do it in his next lifetime! Sadhguru says, once you have come as a human being with a certain possibility, you must make use of it.

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January 15, 2020

4 min read

What Is The Source of Evil?

The source of evil is ignorance. Sadhguru says - "Evil is neither a quality nor is it an act, it is a consequence of ignorance". In this short, yet profound article, Sadhguru tells us that evil never leaves. Because, evil is a certain absence of knowing. If something is present, you can destroy it - but absence can not be destroyed. You just have to bring knowing. And, knowing can not be through the mind!

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December 11, 2019

3 min read

How To Find Fulfillment In Life?

Regardless of any action you perform, life will not attain fulfillment. At so many points in life, one feels, 'if this happens, my life will be complete'. But, whatever happens, life never attains fulfillment. Sadhguru says - "When man has reached a state where within himself, he does not have the need to perform any action and the actions that he performs are only to the extent required for the external situation, that man has become complete". This is fulfillment.

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December 9, 2019

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Timing – Most Important Factor in Achieving Success

For you to be successful in the world, you need capability and intelligence. But the most important aspect that most people miss, is that you need to have a sense of timing. If timing is not right, even best actions will not yield results. To arrive at the timing is not simple; but Sadhguru gives a very simple method. Do not look at things as important or unimportant - do everything with absolute intention, attention and intensity of expression. Do everything with total involvement; be at your best every moment!

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November 15, 2019

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Making Tea – A Zen Story

Sadhguru narrates a short Zen parable, and elaborates on how one should strive to find full expression to one's capabilities. Is it better to approach life thinking "I can do this, I can not do this", or thinking "I have to do this, and I should not do this"?

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October 9, 2019

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