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Is my life just a dream?

Transcript: When I'm dreaming at night, it seems real to me. I couldn't differentiate if the people that exist in my dream, they seem very real. And I can talk to them, I can touch them, and events seem to happen too. So when I wake, I know that it's illusions. So is that the same thing for my life right now? How real is this life? Would it be possible, one day when I'm awake, all these are just illusions to me?...

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... All people are going to be gone. The problem is you're reading bits and pieces of zen. Okay? Bits and pieces of zen are dangerous. Bits and pieces of anything is dangerous. Now what you're saying is true, in a way, because 99% of your life is just thought and emotion. Thought and emotion is just a projection of life, not life isn't it? When 99% of the time you're only thinking about life, emotion is also a kind of thought, a juicier thought isn't it? Thought is dry, emotion is juicy, but still a thought, isn't it? The way you think is the way you feel, isn't it so? Yes? Isn't it so? Now if you think, oh this is a wonderful person, you'll have sweet emotions towards that person. Oh this is a horrible person, you'll have nasty emotions towards that person. You can't think this is a wonderful person and have nasty emotions. You can't think this is a horrible person and have sweet emotions, isn't it so? They are same, it is just thought. One is dry, another is juicy. So your whole life is just thought and emotion. So it is very much like a dream. It is. So now that you were on to zen, you must know about Chang Su, who went about doing this. Chang Su was a great zen master. In his monastery he had many monks and he is a recognized master. One day, morning, suddenly he is in great state of misery. So when they saw the master in misery, everybody got terrified. If the master is in misery, something really bad must have happened because always he's joyful and nice. So senior most monks slowly approached him and asked, master what is happening? He said, don't you disturb me, I'm in a deep distress. Get away. They said, if you are in distress, that should be death for us. Please tell us what is causing distress to you. Then Chang Su said, oh yesterday night in my dream, I was a butterfly. Then the monks said, what is wrong in being a butterfly? We've been many things. Sometimes we've been pigs, we've been birds, we've been many things. That is no problem, butterfly is quite good. What's wrong with the butterfly? He said, you idiots, you don't understand. When I was a butterfly, I actually flew. I went and sat on the flower. I could feel the flower, I could smell the flower, I could taste the flower. It was all real. Now I don't know whether I am Chang Su dreaming to be a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming to be a Chang Su? Which is true? Because both look equally vivid and real. When you live just on the thought process, this is how it is. If you're experiencing life, life not thought, not emotion, life. If you're experiencing life as such, such a question will not come.

Transcript: When I'm dreaming at night, it seems real to me. I couldn't differentiate if the people that exist in...

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... my dream, they seem very real. And I can talk to them, I can touch them, and events seem to happen too. So when I wake, I know that it's illusions. So is that the same thing for my life right now? How real is this life? Would it be possible, one day when I'm awake, all these are just illusions to me? All people are going to be gone. The problem is you're reading bits and pieces of zen. Okay? Bits and pieces of zen are dangerous. Bits and pieces of anything is dangerous. Now what you're saying is true, in a way, because 99% of your life is just thought and emotion. Thought and emotion is just a projection of life, not life isn't it? When 99% of the time you're only thinking about life, emotion is also a kind of thought, a juicier thought isn't it? Thought is dry, emotion is juicy, but still a thought, isn't it? The way you think is the way you feel, isn't it so? Yes? Isn't it so? Now if you think, oh this is a wonderful person, you'll have sweet emotions towards that person. Oh this is a horrible person, you'll have nasty emotions towards that person. You can't think this is a wonderful person and have nasty emotions. You can't think this is a horrible person and have sweet emotions, isn't it so? They are same, it is just thought. One is dry, another is juicy. So your whole life is just thought and emotion. So it is very much like a dream. It is. So now that you were on to zen, you must know about Chang Su, who went about doing this. Chang Su was a great zen master. In his monastery he had many monks and he is a recognized master. One day, morning, suddenly he is in great state of misery. So when they saw the master in misery, everybody got terrified. If the master is in misery, something really bad must have happened because always he's joyful and nice. So senior most monks slowly approached him and asked, master what is happening? He said, don't you disturb me, I'm in a deep distress. Get away. They said, if you are in distress, that should be death for us. Please tell us what is causing distress to you. Then Chang Su said, oh yesterday night in my dream, I was a butterfly. Then the monks said, what is wrong in being a butterfly? We've been many things. Sometimes we've been pigs, we've been birds, we've been many things. That is no problem, butterfly is quite good. What's wrong with the butterfly? He said, you idiots, you don't understand. When I was a butterfly, I actually flew. I went and sat on the flower. I could feel the flower, I could smell the flower, I could taste the flower. It was all real. Now I don't know whether I am Chang Su dreaming to be a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming to be a Chang Su? Which is true? Because both look equally vivid and real. When you live just on the thought process, this is how it is. If you're experiencing life, life not thought, not emotion, life. If you're experiencing life as such, such a question will not come.

May 17, 2021

3:49

Rapid fire | Sadhguru in Conversation with Anupam Kher | #6

Synopsis:

  1. Do you get angry?
  2. What's your shortcoming?
  3. Do you feel lonely?
  4. If you have to describe yourself in one word, what will that word be? Apart from mystic.

Synopsis:

  1. Do you get angry?
  2. What's your shortcoming?
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  4. Do you feel lonely?
  5. If you have to describe yourself in one word, what will that word be? Apart from mystic.

May 7, 2021

4:35

How to deal with the new generation? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Anupam Kher | #5

Synopsis: Information does not necessarily translate into knowledge. At all. And they always say this, that’s the way I am. I don’t see my grandfather, even at the age of 84, saying, that’s the way I am. So what is this ‘that’s the way I am’, ‘I’m bored’, ‘dude’, ‘cool’? I think that being bad is being cool. If you say, I’m a good man, he’s a boring...

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... man. Breaking news, after every 15 minutes, for millions of channels, is never about good things. It’s only about disaster, rape, swindling of money. We are marketing fear. We are becoming people who are constantly made to feel, suddenly in India also, that we are in a world which is not very, very peaceful, which is a dangerous world. We are becoming, pardon me saying this, like America, where we don’t look at somebody for a little longer. I was in America 2 years back. I was looking at somebody, thinking whether I should ask him the way to my hotel. Because in my hotel there was a mall. So I went into the mall and then I came out, I could not see my hotel. Because I must have got out from somewhere else. So I was looking at somebody, thinking whether I should ask him where my hotel is. He said, what are you staring at? I, being an actor, I said, am I staring at you sir? I’m sorry. I did not know I was staring at you. Poor fellow actually dropped me at my hotel. What my point is, how does one, in these times, retain an amount of innocence? A certain amount of sense of wonder. How does one do that?

Synopsis: Information does not necessarily translate into knowledge. At all. And...

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... they always say this, that’s the way I am. I don’t see my grandfather, even at the age of 84, saying, that’s the way I am. So what is this ‘that’s the way I am’, ‘I’m bored’, ‘dude’, ‘cool’? I think that being bad is being cool. If you say, I’m a good man, he’s a boring man. Breaking news, after every 15 minutes, for millions of channels, is never about good things. It’s only about disaster, rape, swindling of money. We are marketing fear. We are becoming people who are constantly made to feel, suddenly in India also, that we are in a world which is not very, very peaceful, which is a dangerous world. We are becoming, pardon me saying this, like America, where we don’t look at somebody for a little longer. I was in America 2 years back. I was looking at somebody, thinking whether I should ask him the way to my hotel. Because in my hotel there was a mall. So I went into the mall and then I came out, I could not see my hotel. Because I must have got out from somewhere else. So I was looking at somebody, thinking whether I should ask him where my hotel is. He said, what are you staring at? I, being an actor, I said, am I staring at you sir? I’m sorry. I did not know I was staring at you. Poor fellow actually dropped me at my hotel. What my point is, how does one, in these times, retain an amount of innocence? A certain amount of sense of wonder. How does one do that?

May 7, 2021

6:56

Sadhguru, why do people believe in you? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Anupam Kher | #3

Synopsis: I have performed in this auditorium, it’s never been so full. So there has to be something in their belief in you which makes them look up at you. Why do they trust you? Why do they believe in you so much?

Synopsis: I have performed in this auditorium, it’s never been so full. So there...

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... has to be something in their belief in you which makes them look up at you. Why do they trust you? Why do they believe in you so much?

May 7, 2021

4:10

Is the world going to end? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Anupam Kher | #1

Synopsis: Intriguing people make these great prophecies about the world coming to an end, etcetera. Will the world come to an end in 2012?

Synopsis: Intriguing people make these great prophecies about the world coming...

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... to an end, etcetera. Will the world come to an end in 2012?

May 7, 2021

1:21

How to deal with moral dilemmas? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw | #4

Synopsis: Lot of people go through moral dilemmas. Like you said, you know, don’t do this, you must do that. You have all these commandments. And sometimes I feel certain moral dilemmas are really, really very difficult moral dilemmas. For example, you know you talked about genetics. And if you think about today, young couples who have pregnancy tests and find out that the child...

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... has a genetic defect. When they discover that the baby has a genetic defect, then they are in this moral dilemma. This is quite a serious dilemma which a lot of young couples grapple with. For instance, some couples say that should we bring this child into the world because it will suffer for the rest of its life? They feel selfish and say, we will suffer for the rest of our life if we bring this child with a genetic defect into this world. And others feel, no, this is god’s wish that this child should be born. Now obviously there is no right or wrong in this, taking this decision. A lot of this moral dilemma comes from this feeling that if we do this, it is wrong, if we do that, it is right. They’re going by moral tenets of society. How does one figure this out, this moral dilemma? What is your advice to such young couples?

Synopsis: Lot of people go through moral dilemmas. Like you said, you know, don’t...

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... do this, you must do that. You have all these commandments. And sometimes I feel certain moral dilemmas are really, really very difficult moral dilemmas. For example, you know you talked about genetics. And if you think about today, young couples who have pregnancy tests and find out that the child has a genetic defect. When they discover that the baby has a genetic defect, then they are in this moral dilemma. This is quite a serious dilemma which a lot of young couples grapple with. For instance, some couples say that should we bring this child into the world because it will suffer for the rest of its life? They feel selfish and say, we will suffer for the rest of our life if we bring this child with a genetic defect into this world. And others feel, no, this is god’s wish that this child should be born. Now obviously there is no right or wrong in this, taking this decision. A lot of this moral dilemma comes from this feeling that if we do this, it is wrong, if we do that, it is right. They’re going by moral tenets of society. How does one figure this out, this moral dilemma? What is your advice to such young couples?

May 6, 2021

13:38

Morality versus integrity | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw | #3

Synopsis: So now I want to move on to another question which I thought I would ask you. It is really about morality and integrity. Okay? I mean it sounds very serious and profound. But the reason I ask you about that is, very often, you know, I feel that we use morality and integrity as interchangeable and yet to me they’re not. To me morality is something that is a social tenet....

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... Where as integrity is something about yourself, it’s about the discovery of truth in yourself. So what are your words on morality and integrity?

Synopsis: So now I want to move on to another question which I thought I would...

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... ask you. It is really about morality and integrity. Okay? I mean it sounds very serious and profound. But the reason I ask you about that is, very often, you know, I feel that we use morality and integrity as interchangeable and yet to me they’re not. To me morality is something that is a social tenet. Where as integrity is something about yourself, it’s about the discovery of truth in yourself. So what are your words on morality and integrity?

May 6, 2021

11:38

Why do we fear death? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Prasoon Joshi | #7

Synopsis: Sadhguru, I wanted to ask you about why do humans have the fear of death? So much. Either you’ve got fear of death or you glorify someone who dies. I mean look at the world, rockstars dying early becomes a virtue. You know, you become a star because of it. So what is it that makes us so uncomfortable and not at ease with death?

Synopsis: Sadhguru, I wanted to ask you about why do humans have the fear of death?...

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... So much. Either you’ve got fear of death or you glorify someone who dies. I mean look at the world, rockstars dying early becomes a virtue. You know, you become a star because of it. So what is it that makes us so uncomfortable and not at ease with death?

May 4, 2021

7:12

How should art be appreciated or criticized? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #15

Synopsis: Namaskaram. My question is about art, mainly architecture and design, or even a painting. And how people perceive or achieve that purpose. In terms of describing a piece of art or a piece of work as good or bad. Whereas in art you should always differentiate between a subjective and an objective criticism about art. For example, there is a study about a beautiful sketch...

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... of Leonardo Da Vinci of an old man, with all the wrinkles and things. And most of the people, they hated the painting because it was really true. So, in reality, appreciating art is that the artist knew how to send you the message. And this also, I think, happens in fashion design or even in my field, interior architecture. Sometimes you have to give a statement on a certain topic or a certain project. So most people receive it in a very subjective way. So what do you think, Sadhguru? How to differentiate or how people should differentiate between appreciating art or criticizing art from a very objective way.

Synopsis: Namaskaram. My question is about art, mainly architecture and design,...

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... or even a painting. And how people perceive or achieve that purpose. In terms of describing a piece of art or a piece of work as good or bad. Whereas in art you should always differentiate between a subjective and an objective criticism about art. For example, there is a study about a beautiful sketch of Leonardo Da Vinci of an old man, with all the wrinkles and things. And most of the people, they hated the painting because it was really true. So, in reality, appreciating art is that the artist knew how to send you the message. And this also, I think, happens in fashion design or even in my field, interior architecture. Sometimes you have to give a statement on a certain topic or a certain project. So most people receive it in a very subjective way. So what do you think, Sadhguru? How to differentiate or how people should differentiate between appreciating art or criticizing art from a very objective way.

April 29, 2021

5:21

Is imperfection an integral part of design? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #6

Synopsis: You’ve talked of imperfection as a very integral part of your design. Would you say more about that?

Synopsis: You’ve talked of imperfection as a very integral part of your design....

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... Would you say more about that?

April 29, 2021

3:29

What does it take to create design? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #4

Synopsis: I’m wondering, Sabyasachi, you would like to also talk a little about that, because you’ve talked about common sense. But, clearly there’s something like a creative common sense that you’ve worked with. Because in order to create design, what does it really take? What have been the sources of inspiration for you?

Synopsis: I’m wondering, Sabyasachi, you would like to also talk a little about...

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... that, because you’ve talked about common sense. But, clearly there’s something like a creative common sense that you’ve worked with. Because in order to create design, what does it really take? What have been the sources of inspiration for you?

April 29, 2021

5:50

Is inefficiency beautiful? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #2

Synopsis: Is inefficiency beautiful? Can that be beautiful?

Synopsis: Is inefficiency beautiful? Can that be beautiful?


April 29, 2021

1:40

What is beauty? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #1

Synopsis: I thought I’ll just start with a very basic question. A simple question. It’s a question that I’m often asked at poetry readings, poetry workshops. Poetry being primarily what I practice. And the question is, what is a good poem? And the answer really is, if the poem is a form of verbal design, or verbal choreography, what is design? And is beauty implicit in that...

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... notion? If so, what is beauty to you?

Synopsis: I thought I’ll just start with a very basic question. A simple question....

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... It’s a question that I’m often asked at poetry readings, poetry workshops. Poetry being primarily what I practice. And the question is, what is a good poem? And the answer really is, if the poem is a form of verbal design, or verbal choreography, what is design? And is beauty implicit in that notion? If so, what is beauty to you?

April 29, 2021

10:49

How to not get attached? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #20

Synopsis: So my question is, I get very attached easily. And now I feel I’m very attached to my responsibilities. So how do I break this bondage? And if I really want to do something for myself, not for anybody, just feel the joy that I’ve been listening to you. If I want to really, really feel that joy, how do I break the bondage of responsibilities and move ahead? And how...

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... do I overcome my attachments?

Synopsis: So my question is, I get very attached easily. And now I feel I’m very...

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... attached to my responsibilities. So how do I break this bondage? And if I really want to do something for myself, not for anybody, just feel the joy that I’ve been listening to you. If I want to really, really feel that joy, how do I break the bondage of responsibilities and move ahead? And how do I overcome my attachments?

April 25, 2021

3:51

What is the greatest change I can bring to my life? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #19

Synopsis: My question is, what can be the greatest change one can bring to our life? To make it more blissful in this birth.

Synopsis: My question is, what can be the greatest change one can bring to our...

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... life? To make it more blissful in this birth.

April 25, 2021

1:28

What is the solution to life? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #18

Synopsis: I’m stuck here and I want you to please guide me. Tell me in a child’s language, what is the answer and what is the solution. I don’t want to give importance to my own thoughts and emotions, tell me how. Just make me understand.

Synopsis: I’m stuck here and I want you to please guide me. Tell me in a child’s...

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... language, what is the answer and what is the solution. I don’t want to give importance to my own thoughts and emotions, tell me how. Just make me understand.

April 25, 2021

3:51

Where do I learn disciplined yoga that will help me achieve my goals? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #13

Synopsis: So my question is, I would like to space dive. It’s basically going all the way up to space and diving from there. And the thing is, I’ve knocked on a 100 doors only to be turned down every single time. Even ISRO turned me down saying they don’t have enough funds. Space dive is important because India has gone leaps and bounds forward in space technology. But in...

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... human space technology, it’s way back. My question to you, Sadhguru, is my biggest weakness is I like to live in danger. My question to you, Sadhguru, is where do I find an organization that will help me with the disciplined yoga and meditation that will help me with this? And, where do I find a person, most preferably a movie director, who will fund this project. Understand the importance of this project. That India needs a human space program. Fund it and make a movie out of it, which has less drama, less songs, and more of how a person struggles to get a mission accomplished.

Synopsis: So my question is, I would like to space dive. It’s basically going...

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... all the way up to space and diving from there. And the thing is, I’ve knocked on a 100 doors only to be turned down every single time. Even ISRO turned me down saying they don’t have enough funds. Space dive is important because India has gone leaps and bounds forward in space technology. But in human space technology, it’s way back. My question to you, Sadhguru, is my biggest weakness is I like to live in danger. My question to you, Sadhguru, is where do I find an organization that will help me with the disciplined yoga and meditation that will help me with this? And, where do I find a person, most preferably a movie director, who will fund this project. Understand the importance of this project. That India needs a human space program. Fund it and make a movie out of it, which has less drama, less songs, and more of how a person struggles to get a mission accomplished.

April 25, 2021

4:05

How to raise your child? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #12

Synopsis: It’s integral for me to share that the last week that I spent reading about you and hearing everything that you had to say. So many people questioned you, including Juhi who’s in the house. It’s been exhilarating, it’s been enlightening. More than anything else, I think it gave me a certain sense of understanding about where I am. Being at a crossroad of my life,...

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... emotionally, and also now as a new-found parent. I read some of what you had to say about even parenting. To me it was extremely enlightening to read that not to nurture the do’s and don’ts so strongly on your child. We all have theories of parenting. But I think just what I imbibed from what you had to say is, if I’m strong-willed and I exude a certain amount of pleasantness and I give out the right amount of energy, my children will emulate that, imbibe that. And I don’t have to constantly force feed that knowledge on them. They will imbibe it from my energy source anyways. That is what I drew. Am I right?

Synopsis: It’s integral for me to share that the last week that I spent reading...

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... about you and hearing everything that you had to say. So many people questioned you, including Juhi who’s in the house. It’s been exhilarating, it’s been enlightening. More than anything else, I think it gave me a certain sense of understanding about where I am. Being at a crossroad of my life, emotionally, and also now as a new-found parent. I read some of what you had to say about even parenting. To me it was extremely enlightening to read that not to nurture the do’s and don’ts so strongly on your child. We all have theories of parenting. But I think just what I imbibed from what you had to say is, if I’m strong-willed and I exude a certain amount of pleasantness and I give out the right amount of energy, my children will emulate that, imbibe that. And I don’t have to constantly force feed that knowledge on them. They will imbibe it from my energy source anyways. That is what I drew. Am I right?

April 25, 2021

13:01

Rapid fire | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #11

Synopsis:

  1. What is the one thing that is essential to living a balanced life?
  2. What is the one thing we must absolutely do away with in order to lead a balanced life?
  3. First thing that comes to your mind when I say the following. The first thing. Organized religion.
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  5. Marriage.
  6. Competition.
  7. Money.
  8. Love.
  9. If you could ask one person, alive or dead, one question. Who would you ask and what would that be?
  10. Best advice you have ever received.
  11. In an imaginary, completely hypothetical situation, if you had a day off with no commitments, no responsibilities, what would you spend the day doing?
  12. What is one thing you’d like people to remember about you at the end of your life?
  13. If you found a way to travel through time, where would you go?
  14. What is the first thing you notice when you meet a person? 
  15. Is it more important to do what you love or love what you’re doing?
  16. If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do?
  17. With due respect, what is your biggest weakness?
  18. One thing the world doesn’t know about you.
  19. And the one thing you wish you could change about yourself.
  20. The one thing you wish you could change about the world. 
  21. What would you consider to be your greatest achievement?
  22. Is there a song you love and can listen to all the time?
  23. I know you haven’t seen any of my films, but do you have a favourite film?
  24. Something you enjoy doing and wish you had more time for?
  25. Lastly, in a biopic made on you, who would play you?

Synopsis:

  1. What is the one thing that is essential to living a balanced...
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    ... life?
  2. What is the one thing we must absolutely do away with in order to lead a balanced life?
  3. First thing that comes to your mind when I say the following. The first thing. Organized religion.
  4. Marriage.
  5. Competition.
  6. Money.
  7. Love.
  8. If you could ask one person, alive or dead, one question. Who would you ask and what would that be?
  9. Best advice you have ever received.
  10. In an imaginary, completely hypothetical situation, if you had a day off with no commitments, no responsibilities, what would you spend the day doing?
  11. What is one thing you’d like people to remember about you at the end of your life?
  12. If you found a way to travel through time, where would you go?
  13. What is the first thing you notice when you meet a person? 
  14. Is it more important to do what you love or love what you’re doing?
  15. If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do?
  16. With due respect, what is your biggest weakness?
  17. One thing the world doesn’t know about you.
  18. And the one thing you wish you could change about yourself.
  19. The one thing you wish you could change about the world. 
  20. What would you consider to be your greatest achievement?
  21. Is there a song you love and can listen to all the time?
  22. I know you haven’t seen any of my films, but do you have a favourite film?
  23. Something you enjoy doing and wish you had more time for?
  24. Lastly, in a biopic made on you, who would play you?

April 25, 2021

19:22

Is there an end to need? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #10

Synopsis: Fundamentally, there is always a need. A need for so many things, even when you’re in your professional process. Or where you garner wealth, or income. And you keep going. There’s a need to constantly get more than what you have. There’s no satisfaction and a place to stop. Is there an end to need? 

Synopsis: Fundamentally, there is always a need. A need for so many things, even...

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... when you’re in your professional process. Or where you garner wealth, or income. And you keep going. There’s a need to constantly get more than what you have. There’s no satisfaction and a place to stop. Is there an end to need? 

April 25, 2021

7:12

Should we have low expectations from everything? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #9

Synopsis: Well that brings me to I think, I believe the mother of a virus that plagues a large part of humanity, is expectation. I have a simple theory that I try to expect less because then I feel that I’ll be disappointed less. And I feel that to curtail your expectations is possibly the toughest thing to do because we constantly expect. From relationships, from the work we...

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... do, from high energies.

Synopsis: Well that brings me to I think, I believe the mother of a virus that...

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... plagues a large part of humanity, is expectation. I have a simple theory that I try to expect less because then I feel that I’ll be disappointed less. And I feel that to curtail your expectations is possibly the toughest thing to do because we constantly expect. From relationships, from the work we do, from high energies.

April 25, 2021

4:56

Self-pity | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #3

Synopsis: When you speak about suffering. Sadhguru, it is definitely something that I believe, that self-pity sometimes is like a luxury spa. It’s somewhere where your comfort lies. Self-pity is, I believe, the most indulgent emotion. And it gets you nowhere, but makes you feel really good for a certain period of time. What is your take on something like self-pity?

Synopsis: When you speak about suffering. Sadhguru, it is definitely something...

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... that I believe, that self-pity sometimes is like a luxury spa. It’s somewhere where your comfort lies. Self-pity is, I believe, the most indulgent emotion. And it gets you nowhere, but makes you feel really good for a certain period of time. What is your take on something like self-pity?

April 25, 2021

3:21

What will you say to people who are desperate for any sign of hope? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #2

Synopsis: I was at a crossroad about 13 years ago. And my father was very critically ill. And at that juncture of my life, and before that, religion was organized in my life. It was what was taught to me. It was what I thought the right thing to do was. When he was in his last stage, there were things suggested to me. Which were, to me now, completely ridiculous. Including going...

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... to a certain temple and feeding a cow of a certain colour. And doing a certain ritual at home. And all those things that one did without even thinking. Because as you said, when you spoke about the idiots on this planet, I was definitely one of those in that stage of my life. But sometimes you reach a critical stage where you seek any kind of desperate measure and you try to hold onto any hope. That even something that is advocated to you that goes against your train of intelligence or thought. To those people, what is your advice? Who have reached the end of the rope, and are hanging on, holding on to anything. Be it religion, be it spiritual, or be it an unfounded piece of advice.

Synopsis: I was at a crossroad about 13 years ago. And my father was very critically...

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... ill. And at that juncture of my life, and before that, religion was organized in my life. It was what was taught to me. It was what I thought the right thing to do was. When he was in his last stage, there were things suggested to me. Which were, to me now, completely ridiculous. Including going to a certain temple and feeding a cow of a certain colour. And doing a certain ritual at home. And all those things that one did without even thinking. Because as you said, when you spoke about the idiots on this planet, I was definitely one of those in that stage of my life. But sometimes you reach a critical stage where you seek any kind of desperate measure and you try to hold onto any hope. That even something that is advocated to you that goes against your train of intelligence or thought. To those people, what is your advice? Who have reached the end of the rope, and are hanging on, holding on to anything. Be it religion, be it spiritual, or be it an unfounded piece of advice.

April 25, 2021

6:09

How to accomplish my ambitions? | Sadhguru at JNU | #19

Synopsis: Sadhguru, everytime I come to know of a feed achieved or the great ability of a role model, there is an instinctive aspiration to encompass that and to achieve that for myself as well. But then, with it comes the formidability of the profoundness of the ambition. So what is the right approach for such ambitions in life?

Synopsis: Sadhguru, everytime I come to know of a feed achieved or the great ability...

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... of a role model, there is an instinctive aspiration to encompass that and to achieve that for myself as well. But then, with it comes the formidability of the profoundness of the ambition. So what is the right approach for such ambitions in life?

April 23, 2021

6:11

How do we break away from a negative pattern and attract a positive one? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kangana Ranaut | #17

Synopsis: My question is that we often tend to attract patterns in our life. The pattern can be good or bad. It can be abusive relationships, it can be successes, it can be failures. So how do we break away from a negative pattern and attract a positive one?

Synopsis: My question is that we often tend to attract patterns in our life. The...

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... pattern can be good or bad. It can be abusive relationships, it can be successes, it can be failures. So how do we break away from a negative pattern and attract a positive one?

April 22, 2021

7:47

I don’t know where I am | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kangana Ranaut | #16

Synopsis: Namaskaram Sadhguru. I would like to bow down with all my knowledge and all my ignorance and how much you mean to me. So my question is very simple. Whenever I go to watch a movie, I’m given a place and I can see the screen in front of me and the voice coming from somewhere and I understand where I am. But when it comes to my life, I don’t know where I see things,...

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... where I hear things. Every night when I go to sleep, I don’t know where I vanish, where I come back from. Something within me is seeing past all these experiences that I have in my life. Having seen it, I can’t figure out where I am. I can’t understand what’s happening. I can see everything, I can feel everything. Whenever my hands get burnt, I understand this feeling, but I don’t understand where it happens. Whenever I do my practices, I can’t figure out where I am Sadhguru.

Synopsis: Namaskaram Sadhguru. I would like to bow down with all my knowledge and...

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... all my ignorance and how much you mean to me. So my question is very simple. Whenever I go to watch a movie, I’m given a place and I can see the screen in front of me and the voice coming from somewhere and I understand where I am. But when it comes to my life, I don’t know where I see things, where I hear things. Every night when I go to sleep, I don’t know where I vanish, where I come back from. Something within me is seeing past all these experiences that I have in my life. Having seen it, I can’t figure out where I am. I can’t understand what’s happening. I can see everything, I can feel everything. Whenever my hands get burnt, I understand this feeling, but I don’t understand where it happens. Whenever I do my practices, I can’t figure out where I am Sadhguru.

April 22, 2021

5:31

Is it pompous of us to think that we can do something for others? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kangana Ranaut | #13

Synopsis: Now my question is, do you think, like you said in the scheme of things, going round and round in this cosmos. Somebody like me, I sometimes feel the things that I want to do and the things that I feel for, is it pompous of us to think that we can do something for others?

Synopsis: Now my question is, do you think, like you said in the scheme of things,...

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... going round and round in this cosmos. Somebody like me, I sometimes feel the things that I want to do and the things that I feel for, is it pompous of us to think that we can do something for others?

April 22, 2021

1:32

How do we develop conscious self-belief? | Sadhguru at IIT Chennai | #12

Synopsis: Sadhguru, you told about clarity. If you go from the literature of self-help, everyone talks about self-belief. But then after some period of time, that self-belief turns to ignorance. So how do we develop conscious self-belief through any process?

Synopsis: Sadhguru, you told about clarity. If you go from the literature of self-help,...

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... everyone talks about self-belief. But then after some period of time, that self-belief turns to ignorance. So how do we develop conscious self-belief through any process?

April 21, 2021

7:07

How to know what the necessary thing to do is? | Sadhguru at IIT Chennai | #11

Synopsis: You said intelligent people do what they like and genius people do just what is necessary. But it’s not always clear just what is necessary. So how does one know? Or is enlightenment a prerequisite for it?

Synopsis: You said intelligent people do what they like and genius people do just...

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... what is necessary. But it’s not always clear just what is necessary. So how does one know? Or is enlightenment a prerequisite for it?

April 21, 2021

16:19

How to build up courage? | Sadhguru at IIT Chennai | #9

Synopsis: When that gentleman asked you a question, how to build up the courage, I expected a straightforward answer from you but you gave something different. That is, courage, if you work in tune with nature, you will automatically get courage. That type of answer, spiritual answer I expected. But you gave something different, can you explain please?

Synopsis: When that gentleman asked you a question, how to build up the courage,...

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... I expected a straightforward answer from you but you gave something different. That is, courage, if you work in tune with nature, you will automatically get courage. That type of answer, spiritual answer I expected. But you gave something different, can you explain please?

April 21, 2021

2:10

Rapid fire | Sadhguru at IIT Chennai | #7

Synopsis:

  1. What is the best gift?
  2. Biggest sorrow?
  3. Waste of time?
  4. Never miss?
  5. What is the toughest thing to do?
  6. But Sadhguru, you never had a moment of remorse or sadness?

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  1. What is the best gift?
  2. Biggest sorrow?
  3. Waste of time?
  4. Never...
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  5. What is the toughest thing to do?
  6. But Sadhguru, you never had a moment of remorse or sadness?

April 21, 2021

7:52

How to become courageous? | Sadhguru at IIT Chennai | #5

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...As a child, I always heard that three important aspects of life are: education, courage, and wealth. In Tamil we say, kalvi, selvum, veeram. As students of IIT Madras, the education part is taken care of. We also believe that the wealth part will be taken care of once we graduate from IIT Madras. Courage becomes a question mark. Could you give us some insights on courage?  

Synopsis: As a child, I always heard that three important aspects of life are:...

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... education, courage, and wealth. In Tamil we say, kalvi, selvum, veeram. As students of IIT Madras, the education part is taken care of. We also believe that the wealth part will be taken care of once we graduate from IIT Madras. Courage becomes a question mark. Could you give us some insights on courage?  

April 21, 2021

7:41

How to overcome self-doubt? | Sadhguru at IIT Chennai | #4

Synopsis: Two major problems we all face are identity crisis and self-doubt. And self-doubt especially plagues us humans. So what advice can you give us?  

Synopsis: Two major problems we all face are identity crisis and self-doubt. And...

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... self-doubt especially plagues us humans. So what advice can you give us?  

April 21, 2021

7:56

Should one be goal-oriented or not? | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #12

Synopsis: I just wanted to ask. So if you’re not goal-oriented, I feel that you push your goal too. What do you have to say about this?  

Synopsis: I just wanted to ask. So if you’re not goal-oriented, I feel that you...

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... push your goal too. What do you have to say about this?  

April 20, 2021

2:21

Sadhguru, what do you do to unwind? | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #8

Synopsis: But Sadhguru, I really want to know, what do you do to unwind?  

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...But Sadhguru, I really want to know, what do you do to unwind?  

April 20, 2021

1:37

What’s the responsibility of YouTubers? | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #7

Synopsis: I wanted to ask you one thing. As young entertainers, as you know we all have youtube channels and there are millions of people following us. Do you think there’s some sort of responsibility on us? Like, how to go about it? Or we should just do what we like to do?  

Synopsis: I wanted to ask you one thing. As young entertainers, as you know we...

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... all have youtube channels and there are millions of people following us. Do you think there’s some sort of responsibility on us? Like, how to go about it? Or we should just do what we like to do?  

April 20, 2021

2:43

How to tell your parents what you want to do in life? | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #6

Synopsis: Also speaking of schooling, and parents, and careers. Right now, we’re in an age where there’s so many different offbeat careers coming up. As youtubers, we get this question all the time. You know, how did you talk to your parents about it? How do we convince our parents about this really new career that we have? I would ask you. If you had to convince your parents...

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... and tell them that this is what you want to do. Or how did that discussion go? Did that happen where you had to sit them down and tell them that this is what I’m going to do for the rest of my life?  

Synopsis: Also speaking of schooling, and parents, and careers. Right now, we’re...

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... in an age where there’s so many different offbeat careers coming up. As youtubers, we get this question all the time. You know, how did you talk to your parents about it? How do we convince our parents about this really new career that we have? I would ask you. If you had to convince your parents and tell them that this is what you want to do. Or how did that discussion go? Did that happen where you had to sit them down and tell them that this is what I’m going to do for the rest of my life?  

April 20, 2021

8:13

A story from Sadhguru’s childhood | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #5

Synopsis: ...

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...Sadhguru, my second question for you would be on a more funner side. We know that when you were a child, you were a very quiet child. You didn’t speak much. But your teachers say that they looked at you and they knew you were always up to some mischief. We would like to know how further it was. We want to hear a story from then. We would love to know that.  

Synopsis: Sadhguru, my second question for you would be on a more funner side....

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... We know that when you were a child, you were a very quiet child. You didn’t speak much. But your teachers say that they looked at you and they knew you were always up to some mischief. We would like to know how further it was. We want to hear a story from then. We would love to know that.  

April 20, 2021

4:48

What’s the purpose of driving fast? | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #4

Synopsis: So if there’s no adrenaline when you’re driving fast, or riding fast, what’s the main purpose of going fast? As a human being, we do things like, swimming, jumping, climbing, because we love the drug which is being produced inside our head. What is the whole purpose of going fast?  

Synopsis: So if there’s no adrenaline when you’re driving fast, or riding fast,...

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... what’s the main purpose of going fast? As a human being, we do things like, swimming, jumping, climbing, because we love the drug which is being produced inside our head. What is the whole purpose of going fast?  

April 20, 2021

3:36

Death is inevitable | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #3

Synopsis: You’ve said that, you know, death is going to come. Is that the thought you have when you are speeding in a car? When you are being the rider that you are, standing on the bike and you’re going through smokeland, hilly, dangerous regions.  

Synopsis: You’ve said that, you know, death is going to come. Is that the thought...

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... you have when you are speeding in a car? When you are being the rider that you are, standing on the bike and you’re going through smokeland, hilly, dangerous regions.  

April 20, 2021

3:08

Does one get less creative as they age? | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #2

Synopsis: Does one get less creative as they age? And if yes, why?  

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...Does one get less creative as they age? And if yes, why?  

April 20, 2021

4:23

What is your advice to young people? | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #1

Synopsis: I’m going to jump right into it. You know when you're this age, when you’re in college. When you’re just out of school, you’re in college, you’re under 25. Every little thing that goes wrong in life, feels like the end of the world. For example, a heartbreak. Breakups are bad, right guys?   Breakups are tough. Failing in exams, fighting with your family, getting...

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... in a fight, getting in a fight with your teachers, friends. At that moment of time, it just feels like the worst thing to happen to us. And then eventually in a few years, you get to a place where you look back and you’re like, I don’t know why I was stressing over this so much. But in the time that you spend stressing over these things that went bad, you end up doing more damage. Do you get me? Do you know what I’m saying? So what is your advice to all of us young people about this? You know, when every little thing that goes wrong in our life feels like the worst thing that could happen to us.  

Synopsis: I’m going to jump right into it. You know when you're this age, when...

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... you’re in college. When you’re just out of school, you’re in college, you’re under 25. Every little thing that goes wrong in life, feels like the end of the world. For example, a heartbreak. Breakups are bad, right guys?   Breakups are tough. Failing in exams, fighting with your family, getting in a fight, getting in a fight with your teachers, friends. At that moment of time, it just feels like the worst thing to happen to us. And then eventually in a few years, you get to a place where you look back and you’re like, I don’t know why I was stressing over this so much. But in the time that you spend stressing over these things that went bad, you end up doing more damage. Do you get me? Do you know what I’m saying? So what is your advice to all of us young people about this? You know, when every little thing that goes wrong in our life feels like the worst thing that could happen to us.  

April 20, 2021

4:06

What’s the difference between belief and faith? | Sadhguru at Yale School of Medicine | #10

Synopsis: My question is touching back to the point which you brought up about the belief. Can you tell a little bit more about what’s the difference between belief and faith?  

Synopsis: My question is touching back to the point which you brought up about...

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... the belief. Can you tell a little bit more about what’s the difference between belief and faith?  

April 19, 2021

8:19

The critique of modern medicine | Sadhguru at Yale School of Medicine | #9

Synopsis: So when I was a medical student, I was a pastor of a church here at the time. And I would write my sermons on a hospital note paper. This was before EMRs. So I’m writing my sermon at the nurse’s station, and my attending physician came to me. And he said, “Dolittle, physicians are the priests of today.” And I said, “What? What do you mean?” I was offended....

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... I wasn’t sure, was he joking, was he serious. He was serious. In the sense that people come to their doctor and they have pain. And maybe it’s back pain, maybe it’s pain in their heart. And I think people come to their physician and they look for absolution, acceptance, forgiveness. They look to be well again. And, perhaps, the critic of modern medicine is that we are trained to give a pill. But people want more. And it’s interesting that you bring this up that in modern medicine the expectation should be, efficient care, safe care. And that’s what we’re trying to do too. But I do think that maybe the world is becoming more secular and they don’t know where to turn. And so people look to their healthcare provider for all of it. What do you think?  

Synopsis: So when I was a medical student, I was a pastor of a church here at the...

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... time. And I would write my sermons on a hospital note paper. This was before EMRs. So I’m writing my sermon at the nurse’s station, and my attending physician came to me. And he said, “Dolittle, physicians are the priests of today.” And I said, “What? What do you mean?” I was offended. I wasn’t sure, was he joking, was he serious. He was serious. In the sense that people come to their doctor and they have pain. And maybe it’s back pain, maybe it’s pain in their heart. And I think people come to their physician and they look for absolution, acceptance, forgiveness. They look to be well again. And, perhaps, the critic of modern medicine is that we are trained to give a pill. But people want more. And it’s interesting that you bring this up that in modern medicine the expectation should be, efficient care, safe care. And that’s what we’re trying to do too. But I do think that maybe the world is becoming more secular and they don’t know where to turn. And so people look to their healthcare provider for all of it. What do you think?  

April 19, 2021

20:16

How do we bring a spirit of healing into the spirit of medicine? | Sadhguru at Yale School of Medicine | #8

Synopsis: I’d like to get back to the practice of medicine just for a question. I tell my gang, whom I adore, my resonance with my students is close to my heart. I adore them. I say, “Medicine is easy. Medicine is easy, but healing is hard.” Because in medicine, you know we have our portions. And if we don’t know an answer, we do a test. And if we don’t know what the...

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... test means, we consult somebody. So, medicine, in some ways we can distill it down, we can make it easy. But, with healing. Healing is really where the art of medicine lies. And healing is where the spirit and love and suffering and treatments and surgeries, that’s where it all comes in. How would you propose that we adopt a healing attitude? How do we bring a spirit of healing into the spirit of medicine?  

Synopsis: I’d like to get back to the practice of medicine just for a question....

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... I tell my gang, whom I adore, my resonance with my students is close to my heart. I adore them. I say, “Medicine is easy. Medicine is easy, but healing is hard.” Because in medicine, you know we have our portions. And if we don’t know an answer, we do a test. And if we don’t know what the test means, we consult somebody. So, medicine, in some ways we can distill it down, we can make it easy. But, with healing. Healing is really where the art of medicine lies. And healing is where the spirit and love and suffering and treatments and surgeries, that’s where it all comes in. How would you propose that we adopt a healing attitude? How do we bring a spirit of healing into the spirit of medicine?  

April 19, 2021

6:03

Science and religion | Sadhguru at Yale School of Medicine | #7

Synopsis: So one of the traditions here, in a medical school, in a Western medical school, is the tradition of evidence. Show me. And this tradition, which is only 200-300 years old. The randomized control trial, the cohort study, all of that. And it’s good. That’s how we’ve gotten cures for pneumonia, and drugs to help alleviate pain. It’s all been done through this pursuit...

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... of the evidence. And also I’m a pastor. And I fully embrace the life of a spirit and the truth that we find in our faith traditions. And I love that in tradition. But I do recognize a tension between the truth that we discover in the lab and the truth that we discover in our spirit. And I love that tension. I think that’s a great way to live. In a way that’s sort of loving and a joyful pursuit that is both, the truth that I see around me and the love that grows in my heart. But I do recognize the tension. What is your perception of that?  

Synopsis: So one of the traditions here, in a medical school, in a Western medical...

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... school, is the tradition of evidence. Show me. And this tradition, which is only 200-300 years old. The randomized control trial, the cohort study, all of that. And it’s good. That’s how we’ve gotten cures for pneumonia, and drugs to help alleviate pain. It’s all been done through this pursuit of the evidence. And also I’m a pastor. And I fully embrace the life of a spirit and the truth that we find in our faith traditions. And I love that in tradition. But I do recognize a tension between the truth that we discover in the lab and the truth that we discover in our spirit. And I love that tension. I think that’s a great way to live. In a way that’s sort of loving and a joyful pursuit that is both, the truth that I see around me and the love that grows in my heart. But I do recognize the tension. What is your perception of that?  

April 19, 2021

10:22

Is anger good if it’s at the injustice of the world? | Sadhguru at Yale School of Medicine | #5

Synopsis: I actually want to talk about being a prophet. Let’s go there. Because one of the things about being mindful of the inner life. So, I wouldn’t say you’re a prophet. I’m talking about the Judail Christian tradition of prophecy. So, in the Hebrew bible, in the old testament, there is the role of those who speak truth to power. Who speak out against injustice. Who...

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... sacrifice themselves for a cause because of injustice. And in that narrative, there is anger. There is rage. And there are significant groups of people in the world, in our country, who have due cause to be angry about the world. The refugee, the ethnic minority, the poor. And one thing about inner engineering and, sort of, finding peace within oneself. The other side of that coin is, you know what? Is there ever a time to be angry? To march. To be in rage at the injustice of the world. What would you say to that?  

Synopsis: I actually want to talk about being a prophet. Let’s go there. Because...

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... one of the things about being mindful of the inner life. So, I wouldn’t say you’re a prophet. I’m talking about the Judail Christian tradition of prophecy. So, in the Hebrew bible, in the old testament, there is the role of those who speak truth to power. Who speak out against injustice. Who sacrifice themselves for a cause because of injustice. And in that narrative, there is anger. There is rage. And there are significant groups of people in the world, in our country, who have due cause to be angry about the world. The refugee, the ethnic minority, the poor. And one thing about inner engineering and, sort of, finding peace within oneself. The other side of that coin is, you know what? Is there ever a time to be angry? To march. To be in rage at the injustice of the world. What would you say to that?  

April 19, 2021

14:40

The inner life and the outer life | Sadhguru at Yale School of Medicine | #4

Synopsis: Let’s talk about the inner life and the outer life. One thing that strikes me as so powerful about your mission in the world is that you seem to successfully broker both of those worlds. You successfully pursue both of those worlds, if you will. The Isha Foundation educates the young and plants trees. And then you also teach people about inner engineering. And I think...

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... that could be a challenge for us in the West. We in the West, perhaps, love the outer world and maybe at the expense of the inner world. But I’d love to hear your perspective of that.  

Synopsis: Let’s talk about the inner life and the outer life. One thing that...

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... strikes me as so powerful about your mission in the world is that you seem to successfully broker both of those worlds. You successfully pursue both of those worlds, if you will. The Isha Foundation educates the young and plants trees. And then you also teach people about inner engineering. And I think that could be a challenge for us in the West. We in the West, perhaps, love the outer world and maybe at the expense of the inner world. But I’d love to hear your perspective of that.  

April 19, 2021

4:26

What does ‘Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy’ mean? | Sadhguru at Yale School of Medicine | #3

Synopsis: So, I was really interested in the title of your book. ‘Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy’. And, those are some words that you don’t usually see often so close together. I’m thinking about engineering and joy. And a yogi. Right. Engineering, yogi. And I like that word, engineering. You need to know there are some of the top engineers at the university,...

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... who are in the audience today. So what’s the theme of this? What would you say is the message of this? I mean I think you’re getting at that, ‘Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy’. What does that mean?  

Synopsis: So, I was really interested in the title of your book. ‘Inner Engineering:...

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... A Yogi’s Guide to Joy’. And, those are some words that you don’t usually see often so close together. I’m thinking about engineering and joy. And a yogi. Right. Engineering, yogi. And I like that word, engineering. You need to know there are some of the top engineers at the university, who are in the audience today. So what’s the theme of this? What would you say is the message of this? I mean I think you’re getting at that, ‘Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy’. What does that mean?  

April 19, 2021

6:08

How should healthcare professionals deal with giving bad news to families? | Sadhguru at Yale School of Medicine | #2

Synopsis: So let’s talk about making soup. So this soup of life, if you will. You know, tonight, there is a nurse, or a physician, who has come home. And they told a family member that their loved one just died. Or they treated a child who’s undergoing chemotherapy. Or they’re in a clinic where they’re taking care of someone who doesn’t have enough insurance to cover...

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... that medication. And so those good folks have come home and their spirits are broken. And they love what they do. I think burned out physicians love what they do. And I like that metaphor of soup. What can we do? What can that nurse, that physician assistant, that doctor. Saturday morning comes around, they wake up, what should they do?  

Synopsis: So let’s talk about making soup. So this soup of life, if you will....

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... You know, tonight, there is a nurse, or a physician, who has come home. And they told a family member that their loved one just died. Or they treated a child who’s undergoing chemotherapy. Or they’re in a clinic where they’re taking care of someone who doesn’t have enough insurance to cover that medication. And so those good folks have come home and their spirits are broken. And they love what they do. I think burned out physicians love what they do. And I like that metaphor of soup. What can we do? What can that nurse, that physician assistant, that doctor. Saturday morning comes around, they wake up, what should they do?  

April 19, 2021

10:12

What would you say to healthcare professionals facing a burnout? | Sadhguru at Yale School of Medicine | #1

Synopsis: I would love to hear your thoughts on a number of topics. The one that is near and dear to my heart, as an educator, and as a position, and a pastor, is this area of wellness and burnout. Physicians today, a big study came out, 54% of physicians in America meet criteria for burnout. And nurses are in the same boat. And you’re here at a medical school, and we’re looking...

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... for answers. And we’re looking for hope. And so, to those 54% of physicians who are burned out, nurses and PAs and nurse practitioners, all of us in healthcare. What would you say to them?  

Synopsis: I would love to hear your thoughts on a number of topics. The one that...

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... is near and dear to my heart, as an educator, and as a position, and a pastor, is this area of wellness and burnout. Physicians today, a big study came out, 54% of physicians in America meet criteria for burnout. And nurses are in the same boat. And you’re here at a medical school, and we’re looking for answers. And we’re looking for hope. And so, to those 54% of physicians who are burned out, nurses and PAs and nurse practitioners, all of us in healthcare. What would you say to them?  

April 19, 2021

11:38

Is there a final thought or mantra that you can leave our audience with? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Yalda Hakim | #13

Synopsis: I wonder if there was some final thought or mantra that you can leave our audience with, before they go home.  

Synopsis: I wonder if there was some final thought or mantra that you can leave...

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... our audience with, before they go home.  

April 18, 2021

8:49

Is it possible to leave behind memory? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Yalda Hakim | #5

Synopsis: Is it possible to shed or leave behind memory?  

Synopsis: Is it possible to shed or leave behind memory?  


April 18, 2021

1:41

How to overcome stress? | Sadhguru in Conversation with India’s BSF Officers | #13

Synopsis: You had been talking about developing an equanimous mind. That made me think about the daily life of a border person. A border man is under constant stress on the border. His life is constantly in danger, he’s separated from his family, living conditions are harsh, the weather is very unpredictable. So he has been in lots of problems like this. There are a few incidents...

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... of suicide also. Normally the border security won’t, but in the armed security forces. The question is, how does one, under the influence of such forces, develop an equanimous mind, or in other words, can you give a couple of tips for the border men on how to overcome stress in their daily life?  

Synopsis: You had been talking about developing an equanimous mind. That made me...

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... think about the daily life of a border person. A border man is under constant stress on the border. His life is constantly in danger, he’s separated from his family, living conditions are harsh, the weather is very unpredictable. So he has been in lots of problems like this. There are a few incidents of suicide also. Normally the border security won’t, but in the armed security forces. The question is, how does one, under the influence of such forces, develop an equanimous mind, or in other words, can you give a couple of tips for the border men on how to overcome stress in their daily life?  

April 17, 2021

10:09

How to unlearn? | Sadhguru in Conversation with India’s BSF Officers | #12

Synopsis: Guruji, how to unlearn? I mean, we have several reactions at our inner level, which are required to be unlearned. Like, when I go home from my office, or from the border, my family members come to know if my day was bad or good. At inner level, how to unlearn reactions?  

Synopsis: Guruji, how to unlearn? I mean, we have several reactions at our inner...

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... level, which are required to be unlearned. Like, when I go home from my office, or from the border, my family members come to know if my day was bad or good. At inner level, how to unlearn reactions?  

April 17, 2021

4:23

How to fight on the border without anger? | Sadhguru in Conversation with India’s BSF Officers | #11

Synopsis: We often talk about anger management, anger control. But if our soldiers don’t show their anger, how are they going to fight wars on the border?  

Synopsis: We often talk about anger management, anger control. But if our soldiers...

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... don’t show their anger, how are they going to fight wars on the border?  

April 17, 2021

2:19

Are we living in a world of dishonesty? | Sadhguru in Conversation with India’s BSF Officers | #10

Synopsis: Pranam. Post-truth era. Are we living in a world of dishonesty? These days there are many confusing statements.   

Synopsis: Pranam. Post-truth era. Are we living in a world of dishonesty? These...

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... days there are many confusing statements.   

April 17, 2021

3:30

Can we choose and change the course of our destiny? | Sadhguru in Conversation with India’s BSF Officers | #9

Synopsis: Guruji, I followed your interviews on youtube and they are an immense source of guidance and strength. My question to you today is, can we choose and change the course of our destiny? Or are we captives in a pre chartered path? If yes, how?  

Synopsis: Guruji, I followed your interviews on youtube and they are an immense...

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... source of guidance and strength. My question to you today is, can we choose and change the course of our destiny? Or are we captives in a pre chartered path? If yes, how?  

April 17, 2021

7:09

How to develop an appetite for knowledge? | Sadhguru in Conversation with India’s BSF Officers | #6

Synopsis: Pranam Sadhguru. My name is Ashok. In the beginning you mentioned that we can bring chemical balance, if not mental balance, through intellectual and spiritual education. I would just like to mention that years ago, I heard one of your discourses in Sathya Sai International Auditorium. There you gave an example of a guru and a donkey. That was regarding how to develop...

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... an appetite for knowledge. Now, here also, if we have to give this intellectual and spiritual education to groups. And we want them to digest it and they should have an appetite for it. So what is the recipe or the formula, so that we develop the appetite in them? They get it and they achieve chemical balance within themselves.  

Synopsis: Pranam Sadhguru. My name is Ashok. In the beginning you mentioned that...

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... we can bring chemical balance, if not mental balance, through intellectual and spiritual education. I would just like to mention that years ago, I heard one of your discourses in Sathya Sai International Auditorium. There you gave an example of a guru and a donkey. That was regarding how to develop an appetite for knowledge. Now, here also, if we have to give this intellectual and spiritual education to groups. And we want them to digest it and they should have an appetite for it. So what is the recipe or the formula, so that we develop the appetite in them? They get it and they achieve chemical balance within themselves.  

April 17, 2021

3:11

Why did god make things which are not visible to humans? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Julie Gichuru | #9

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...You know so much about the universe. I’ve seen a lot of your videos on youtube. And you’ve talked about geometry and I saw that video. The largest telescope on earth is not able to get a picture of the nearby galaxy. It’s so far. So I wanted to ask you why did god make things which are not even visible to human beings? Or we’re not able to travel there.   

Synopsis: You know so much about the universe. I’ve seen a lot of your videos...

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... on youtube. And you’ve talked about geometry and I saw that video. The largest telescope on earth is not able to get a picture of the nearby galaxy. It’s so far. So I wanted to ask you why did god make things which are not even visible to human beings? Or we’re not able to travel there.   

April 17, 2021

8:12

What advice would you give to young people courting? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Julie Gichuru | #7

Synopsis: So, I’m bringing us back, for a moment, to family Sadhguru. And one of the things that is happening in Kenya, with much of our young society, is that we have a lot of single families. How many single parent families? How many people are aware of this happening in society today? Lot of women are left with the burden of bringing up children and struggling through. And...

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... it’s really very sad. I remember, I’m looking back at when I first got married. And you know, you get very few lessons on marriage. You kind of get in and you have to figure it out right? And in many ways it took some time to understand exactly what you’ve told us. When you know unconditional love comes from your partner, everything is solved. And so you put that first, and you build up and you build up. Lot of young families seem to be going in without the tools to get through those really difficult and tough times. Sometimes they don’t even get to the point of marriage and family. What advice would you give young people courting? Or young people in a situation where they feel alone and abandoned. And they’re wondering what’s gone wrong. How do I get it right the next time, maybe?   

Synopsis: So, I’m bringing us back, for a moment, to family Sadhguru. And one...

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... of the things that is happening in Kenya, with much of our young society, is that we have a lot of single families. How many single parent families? How many people are aware of this happening in society today? Lot of women are left with the burden of bringing up children and struggling through. And it’s really very sad. I remember, I’m looking back at when I first got married. And you know, you get very few lessons on marriage. You kind of get in and you have to figure it out right? And in many ways it took some time to understand exactly what you’ve told us. When you know unconditional love comes from your partner, everything is solved. And so you put that first, and you build up and you build up. Lot of young families seem to be going in without the tools to get through those really difficult and tough times. Sometimes they don’t even get to the point of marriage and family. What advice would you give young people courting? Or young people in a situation where they feel alone and abandoned. And they’re wondering what’s gone wrong. How do I get it right the next time, maybe?   

April 17, 2021

7:23

Is it more important to see externally or internally? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Barkha Dutt | #11

Synopsis: What I get from Isha’s philosophy, if I may say there is, is that you need to see internally. You need to fix it internally before fixing your external situation. But is it also not right, is it also not very important to do the right thing externally?  

Synopsis: What I get from Isha’s philosophy, if I may say there is, is that you...

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... need to see internally. You need to fix it internally before fixing your external situation. But is it also not right, is it also not very important to do the right thing externally?  

April 16, 2021

2:20

What is the importance of a guru to get to the ultimate goal? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Piyush Pandey | #7

Synopsis: The question here is, to get to the ultimate goal, the importance of a guru, in the real sense of the word. Is that absolutely critical or can you find it on your own?  

Synopsis: The question here is, to get to the ultimate goal, the importance of...

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... a guru, in the real sense of the word. Is that absolutely critical or can you find it on your own?  

April 15, 2021

4:50

Where is the human being’s user manual? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Piyush Pandey | #6

Synopsis: Pranam Sadhguru, You’ve been saying this for a while and I’ve been listening to you for a long time. The eye is more powerful than the iPhone. And the iPhone in the box comes with a user’s manual. And you’ve also said a lot of times that you’ve not read the user’s manual. So where is the human being’s user’s manual? Because iPhones come with the user’s...

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... manual in the box, then how do you find my user manual?  

Synopsis: Pranam Sadhguru, You’ve been saying this for a while and I’ve been...

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... listening to you for a long time. The eye is more powerful than the iPhone. And the iPhone in the box comes with a user’s manual. And you’ve also said a lot of times that you’ve not read the user’s manual. So where is the human being’s user’s manual? Because iPhones come with the user’s manual in the box, then how do you find my user manual?  

April 15, 2021

10:42

How to inspire people? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Piyush Pandey | #5

Synopsis: If you would like, how do you inspire your people? Because they are the leaders of tomorrow. The more we have, the better off we’ll be. Any tips that you would like to share with people out here as to how a team is made from beyond being a great individual player.  

Synopsis: If you would like, how do you inspire your people? Because they are the...

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... leaders of tomorrow. The more we have, the better off we’ll be. Any tips that you would like to share with people out here as to how a team is made from beyond being a great individual player.  

April 15, 2021

10:20

How do you handle loyalties and beliefs? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Piyush Pandey | #3

Synopsis: A lot of these people work in huge outlets. How do you handle loyalties and beliefs?  

Synopsis: A lot of these people work in huge outlets. How do you handle loyalties...

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... and beliefs?  

April 15, 2021

2:26

How to manage time? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Piyush Pandey | #1

Synopsis: ...

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...You probably are the biggest multitasker that I have met in my life. You are into sharing wonderful things with people, millions of people. And you find the time to play golf. And you ride a motorcycle like a champion. You own a helicopter. You do a lot of stuff in ecosystems with your greenhands. I don’t know what all you do. How do you manage your time?   

Synopsis: You probably are the biggest multitasker that I have met in my life....

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... You are into sharing wonderful things with people, millions of people. And you find the time to play golf. And you ride a motorcycle like a champion. You own a helicopter. You do a lot of stuff in ecosystems with your greenhands. I don’t know what all you do. How do you manage your time?   

April 15, 2021

7:27

What is a saying or an affirmation that we could all use in our everyday lives? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Deepak Chopra | #7

Synopsis: If there are, there is a saying or an affirmation, that we could all use in our everyday lives, as we all progress in our quest, whatever that quest is. What would that be? What would you advise to each one of us?  

Synopsis: If there are, there is a saying or an affirmation, that we could all...

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... use in our everyday lives, as we all progress in our quest, whatever that quest is. What would that be? What would you advise to each one of us?  

April 14, 2021

2:53

What advice would you give Angela Merkel? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Deepak Chopra | #6

Synopsis: What advice would you give Angela Merkel today? Compassion or sovereignty?  

Synopsis: ...

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...What advice would you give Angela Merkel today? Compassion or sovereignty?  

April 14, 2021

3:43

What is success? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Deepak Chopra | #5

Synopsis: What’s your definition of success?  

Synopsis: What’s your definition of success?  


April 14, 2021

0:43

If you had 10 billion dollars to spend on scientific exploration or giving experiences to people, where would you spend it? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Deepak Chopra | #4

Synopsis: So, let’s wrap up this segment of the discussion. If you had 10 billion dollars to spend on scientific exploration or giving experiences to people to get their own path of realization, where would you spend it? Both of you?  

Synopsis: So, let’s wrap up this segment of the discussion. If you had 10 billion...

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... dollars to spend on scientific exploration or giving experiences to people to get their own path of realization, where would you spend it? Both of you?  

April 14, 2021

2:13

What is a leap of faith? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Deepak Chopra | #2

Synopsis: So what is the leap of faith, that you go from this perspective of thinking and thoughts, to we don’t belong to anyone, we are not identified with any instrument, with any sort of localness.   

Synopsis: So what is the leap of faith, that you go from this perspective of thinking...

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... and thoughts, to we don’t belong to anyone, we are not identified with any instrument, with any sort of localness.   

April 14, 2021

4:52

Looking at life from a different prism | Sadhguru in Conversation with Deepak Chopra | #1

Synopsis: They say, look you have to look at the world through a different prism. You have to change your whole prism through which you view your own life, is a broad theme. The second broad theme is that if you were able to do that, you will have unmeasurable benefits for the body. Dr. Chopra is an expert in talking about the body, and Sadhguru, as well for the mind because how...

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... you experience life is who you are. And then that creates a ripple effect because it makes you good people and then you can create a good planet. So that’s theme number two. And then theme number three is, to do that, you have to do a whole lot of things. This is not just something that happens easily. You have to go through a lot of rigorous discipline and you need science and technology to get there essentially. And that science and technology comes from yoga, different forms of yoga, different forms of inner engineering and self-inquiry, self-knowledge, self-discipline. So there’s many, many things. So these are the broad themes. Has your own thinking changed? You both have been talking about variations of this topic for a very long time. Could you just tell us, has that changed a lot?  

Synopsis: They say, look you have to look at the world through a different prism....

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... You have to change your whole prism through which you view your own life, is a broad theme. The second broad theme is that if you were able to do that, you will have unmeasurable benefits for the body. Dr. Chopra is an expert in talking about the body, and Sadhguru, as well for the mind because how you experience life is who you are. And then that creates a ripple effect because it makes you good people and then you can create a good planet. So that’s theme number two. And then theme number three is, to do that, you have to do a whole lot of things. This is not just something that happens easily. You have to go through a lot of rigorous discipline and you need science and technology to get there essentially. And that science and technology comes from yoga, different forms of yoga, different forms of inner engineering and self-inquiry, self-knowledge, self-discipline. So there’s many, many things. So these are the broad themes. Has your own thinking changed? You both have been talking about variations of this topic for a very long time. Could you just tell us, has that changed a lot?  

April 14, 2021

11:38

Step 1 for everyone to start feeling that life is beautiful | Sadhguru in Conversation with Rakul Preet Singh | #6

Synopsis: Whenever I’m talking to you, or listening to your speeches, or following you. It feels like life is really simple, you know. And it’s beautiful, it’s full of love everywhere. We are love, things around us have life. But, how difficult is it for people to understand that life is simple? And why do you think the smallest of the things have been complicated by the...

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... human race so much? Be it relationships, be it marriages, be it love, be it work. There’s just so many superficial things overcoating it. And people are just missing out on small joys of life. And they just don’t live life the way it’s supposed to be. What is it that you would say, would be step 1 for everyone to start at least looking into that direction of feeling that life is beautiful?  

Synopsis: Whenever I’m talking to you, or listening to your speeches, or following...

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... you. It feels like life is really simple, you know. And it’s beautiful, it’s full of love everywhere. We are love, things around us have life. But, how difficult is it for people to understand that life is simple? And why do you think the smallest of the things have been complicated by the human race so much? Be it relationships, be it marriages, be it love, be it work. There’s just so many superficial things overcoating it. And people are just missing out on small joys of life. And they just don’t live life the way it’s supposed to be. What is it that you would say, would be step 1 for everyone to start at least looking into that direction of feeling that life is beautiful?  

April 14, 2021

9:49

Can a negative energy harm a positive energy? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Rakul Preet Singh | #4

Synopsis: In today’s competitive world. Or where people really think that you need to, you know, there’s cut throat competition. And you’re working towards it. And then there’s negativity. And say if someone is, for example, I’ll take an example of myself. I believe in completely just working towards your goal and being positive about it and not looking around on what’s...

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... happening, or what people are doing. So, there’s a certain positive energy that you are surrounded with. Does negative energy really affect a positive energy? Like, you know people talk about evil eye, or drishti, that in our Indian culture is so much. I personally don’t believe it, but you know, you hear from people that if you’ve done a good job, there’s drishti. You know, you should come and do this pooja and there are rituals that are followed. So, can a negative energy harm a positive energy?  

Synopsis: In today’s competitive world. Or where people really think that you...

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... need to, you know, there’s cut throat competition. And you’re working towards it. And then there’s negativity. And say if someone is, for example, I’ll take an example of myself. I believe in completely just working towards your goal and being positive about it and not looking around on what’s happening, or what people are doing. So, there’s a certain positive energy that you are surrounded with. Does negative energy really affect a positive energy? Like, you know people talk about evil eye, or drishti, that in our Indian culture is so much. I personally don’t believe it, but you know, you hear from people that if you’ve done a good job, there’s drishti. You know, you should come and do this pooja and there are rituals that are followed. So, can a negative energy harm a positive energy?  

April 14, 2021

11:19

How do you design your destiny? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Rakul Preet Singh | #3

Synopsis: Coming to intention, you know, you say that your thought is something that when you give it out to the universe. Like the law of attraction. So it just makes me curious about these things. When you say the law of attraction, where you ask, believe, and receive. Anything that is sent out to the universe in a positive direction or in a constant direction, happens. Because...

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... they say you design your destiny, you design your life. Like you just happened to say that your conscious efforts can have control over your life. Now, coming to intentions. Now what if someone is sending out positive signals, they want their life to be a certain way. Great. How does the law of attraction work? Does it really work? So what works? How do you design your destiny? Why do they say that you can design your own destiny?  

Synopsis: Coming to intention, you know, you say that your thought is something...

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... that when you give it out to the universe. Like the law of attraction. So it just makes me curious about these things. When you say the law of attraction, where you ask, believe, and receive. Anything that is sent out to the universe in a positive direction or in a constant direction, happens. Because they say you design your destiny, you design your life. Like you just happened to say that your conscious efforts can have control over your life. Now, coming to intentions. Now what if someone is sending out positive signals, they want their life to be a certain way. Great. How does the law of attraction work? Does it really work? So what works? How do you design your destiny? Why do they say that you can design your own destiny?  

April 14, 2021

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