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Sadhguru, how do you have so much clarity? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw | #1

Synopsis: How do you basically cut through all the noise? How do you have this clarity of thought and words that we all listen to and suddenly feel that oh my god, it’s so simple. It’s such common sense, why didn’t we think of it this way? And my question to you, guruji, is how do you, you know, help us to cut through that noise? To gain that clarity and to find answers...

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... to these problems or complex situations that are there, or maybe we create. To really make us better people? Can you share with us those secrets, those guidelines. You know, those small, simple formulae that we can use in our lives. Or is it making things too simplistic?

Synopsis: How do you basically cut through all the noise? How do you have this...

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... clarity of thought and words that we all listen to and suddenly feel that oh my god, it’s so simple. It’s such common sense, why didn’t we think of it this way? And my question to you, guruji, is how do you, you know, help us to cut through that noise? To gain that clarity and to find answers to these problems or complex situations that are there, or maybe we create. To really make us better people? Can you share with us those secrets, those guidelines. You know, those small, simple formulae that we can use in our lives. Or is it making things too simplistic?

May 6, 2021

6:02

Sadhgurus mystical experience in the Himalayas

Transcript: Let me try to bring a little experience to you. This was many years ago. At that time I used to travel alone in Himalayas. But now traveling alone is impossible. If I go, I have a full 10 bus loads of people with me. So I went to Kedar. Beyond Kedar there's a place called Kanti Sarovar. Anybody been to Kedar? Nobody. Okay, that's good. Beyond Kedar there's a place called Kanti Sarovar. The legend goes...

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... like this, that Shiva and Parvati lived on the banks of Kanti Sarovar. The sages lived in Kedar. So sometimes they came down visiting, that's how the legend goes. So I wanted to see this Kanti Sarovar. I just went there and I just went and sat on a particular rock. See, me as a person, I have always avoided learning Sanskrit language. Though I had an immense liking towards the language, I avoided learning it when I had the opportunities to learn. Because the moment you learn Sanskrit, you will end up reading the scriptures. My own vision has never failed me even for a moment in my life. I didn't want to clutter myself with traditions and scriptures and other things. Right now everything that I do is simply, purely from the source, not cluttered with any tradition, any scripture, any teaching. Simply looking at life. So I didn't want to read scriptures. I consciously avoided Sanskrit language. And that day, I was sitting there alone. In terms of visual beauty, it's the most incredible place that you can think of. You know, snow clad mountain peaks, completely snow clad everything and there's a, you know, like a lake which is about two kilometers, two square kilometers kind of lake. Absolutely still, reflecting the mountains. It's, you know, not even a blade of grass anywhere, everything is white and this patch of water reflecting the mountains. It's indescribable really. Even visually I'm saying. So I was just sitting there, my eyes open. And suddenly everything in my experience, my physical body, the rock on which I'm sitting, the mountains, the lake, everything became sound. What was all form became everything into sound. Now that sounds crazy. When everything becomes sound, we call such a status Ritambhara Prajna. When you're in a Ritambhara state, everything becomes sound. It's based on this Nada Brahma. And in my own voice, this song is going on like full volume. I can clearly feel that my mouth is shut, I am not singing but it's my voice in full volume. The song is just going on.

Transcript: Let me try to bring a little experience to you. This was many years ago. At that time I used to travel...

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... alone in Himalayas. But now traveling alone is impossible. If I go, I have a full 10 bus loads of people with me. So I went to Kedar. Beyond Kedar there's a place called Kanti Sarovar. Anybody been to Kedar? Nobody. Okay, that's good. Beyond Kedar there's a place called Kanti Sarovar. The legend goes like this, that Shiva and Parvati lived on the banks of Kanti Sarovar. The sages lived in Kedar. So sometimes they came down visiting, that's how the legend goes. So I wanted to see this Kanti Sarovar. I just went there and I just went and sat on a particular rock. See, me as a person, I have always avoided learning Sanskrit language. Though I had an immense liking towards the language, I avoided learning it when I had the opportunities to learn. Because the moment you learn Sanskrit, you will end up reading the scriptures. My own vision has never failed me even for a moment in my life. I didn't want to clutter myself with traditions and scriptures and other things. Right now everything that I do is simply, purely from the source, not cluttered with any tradition, any scripture, any teaching. Simply looking at life. So I didn't want to read scriptures. I consciously avoided Sanskrit language. And that day, I was sitting there alone. In terms of visual beauty, it's the most incredible place that you can think of. You know, snow clad mountain peaks, completely snow clad everything and there's a, you know, like a lake which is about two kilometers, two square kilometers kind of lake. Absolutely still, reflecting the mountains. It's, you know, not even a blade of grass anywhere, everything is white and this patch of water reflecting the mountains. It's indescribable really. Even visually I'm saying. So I was just sitting there, my eyes open. And suddenly everything in my experience, my physical body, the rock on which I'm sitting, the mountains, the lake, everything became sound. What was all form became everything into sound. Now that sounds crazy. When everything becomes sound, we call such a status Ritambhara Prajna. When you're in a Ritambhara state, everything becomes sound. It's based on this Nada Brahma. And in my own voice, this song is going on like full volume. I can clearly feel that my mouth is shut, I am not singing but it's my voice in full volume. The song is just going on.

May 4, 2021

3:53

What is Saptarishi puja? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Prasoon Joshi | #8

Synopsis: You are here in Kashi and you said that this is the first time you’ve come here properly. And you’ve done Saptarishi puja here. What is that? I was wanting to know.

Synopsis: You are here in Kashi and you said that this is the first time you’ve...

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... come here properly. And you’ve done Saptarishi puja here. What is that? I was wanting to know.

May 4, 2021

9:34

What is the contribution of an aghori to our society? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Prasoon Joshi | #6

Synopsis: What is the contribution of an aghori to our society? To the human kind. What have they done for us? I mean, if you talk about science, I can say, yes those monkeys which have been used, ultimately have got some medicines, have got some certain things with which you can fight diseases. But what has an aghori given to the world? Which they should be proud of and we should...

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... give them a sanction to do things which a human being does not find palatable.

Synopsis: What is the contribution of an aghori to our society? To the human kind....

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... What have they done for us? I mean, if you talk about science, I can say, yes those monkeys which have been used, ultimately have got some medicines, have got some certain things with which you can fight diseases. But what has an aghori given to the world? Which they should be proud of and we should give them a sanction to do things which a human being does not find palatable.

May 4, 2021

7:10

Aghoris | Sadhguru in Conversation with Prasoon Joshi | #5

Synopsis: People find, for example what happens in Benaras, things like aghoris. Some people, foreigners when they talk to me, they also find that insanity. They think, what is this? I mean, like, you know, people are going and doing bizarre things. You know, eating dead bodies. Or, you know, experimenting with various other things. It’s something which, I think, for everyone...

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... it’ll be good if you could explain.

Synopsis: People find, for example what happens in Benaras, things like aghoris....

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... Some people, foreigners when they talk to me, they also find that insanity. They think, what is this? I mean, like, you know, people are going and doing bizarre things. You know, eating dead bodies. Or, you know, experimenting with various other things. It’s something which, I think, for everyone it’ll be good if you could explain.

May 4, 2021

5:07

What is death? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Prasoon Joshi | #4

Synopsis: What is exactly death? Is it the decaying of the body? Or the dying of the body is death? On one hand my body is dying and my thoughts, my ideas are becoming something which the world suppose, embraces. And they live without me. So would you call it death? What would you define death as?

Synopsis: What is exactly death? Is it the decaying of the body? Or the dying of...

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... the body is death? On one hand my body is dying and my thoughts, my ideas are becoming something which the world suppose, embraces. And they live without me. So would you call it death? What would you define death as?

May 4, 2021

7:54

Is being reborn a curse? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Prasoon Joshi | #3

Synopsis: On one hand we say that, you know, this is just a change of clothes. But why do people glorify death so much when they come to Kashi? Why do we need so many rituals around death? Second thing is, what is this ‘moksha’? What is ‘mukti’? Isn’t it against life? Re-birth, everything. Isn’t it that we are glorifying death far too much? And ultimate death in Kashi,...

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... which is mukti. Does it mean we are against life? Do we think that being reborn is a curse?

Synopsis: On one hand we say that, you know, this is just a change of clothes....

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... But why do people glorify death so much when they come to Kashi? Why do we need so many rituals around death? Second thing is, what is this ‘moksha’? What is ‘mukti’? Isn’t it against life? Re-birth, everything. Isn’t it that we are glorifying death far too much? And ultimate death in Kashi, which is mukti. Does it mean we are against life? Do we think that being reborn is a curse?

May 4, 2021

10:08

Past life | Sadhguru in Conversation with Rakul Preet Singh | #1

Synopsis: I was told that my topic, or what we talk about today is mission life. And, when I think of life, the first thing that comes to my mind is that life begins right in the womb of a mother. And, each one of us takes birth in different kinds of families. Some, poor, some very rich families. And they say that it is the past life that determines that. So, what is that? What...

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... is your view on past life? And, is it possible for every person to get to know what their past was?  

Synopsis: I was told that my topic, or what we talk about today is mission life....

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... And, when I think of life, the first thing that comes to my mind is that life begins right in the womb of a mother. And, each one of us takes birth in different kinds of families. Some, poor, some very rich families. And they say that it is the past life that determines that. So, what is that? What is your view on past life? And, is it possible for every person to get to know what their past was?  

April 14, 2021

11:58

If you live past 84 years you will not be reborn

Synopsis: 'May you have a long life' is a much sought after blessing in the Indian tradition and not without a reason. If one has witnessed 1008 full moons, something miraculous happens in the human energy system freeing oneself from the cycles of birth and death, even if one had no spiritual inclination or any kind of spiritual practices the entire life. In this talk, Sadhguru explains the science and rationale...

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... behind what happens when you turn 84.

Synopsis: 'May you have a long life' is a much sought after blessing in the Indian tradition and not without a...

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... reason. If one has witnessed 1008 full moons, something miraculous happens in the human energy system freeing oneself from the cycles of birth and death, even if one had no spiritual inclination or any kind of spiritual practices the entire life. In this talk, Sadhguru explains the science and rationale behind what happens when you turn 84.

November 9, 2020

09:29

Why Gorakhnath, the great Yogi, was punished by his Guru?

Synopsis: Gorakhnath was a highly accomplished Yogi with fierce love and devotion for his guru. He went on to establish one of the most widespread spiritual movement in India. Even today, The Gorakhnath followers (called "Nathis") are fierce saadhakas (yogic practitioners) and many have "attained", showing the richness of the system even after thousands of years. Gorakhnath's guru - Matsyendranath, considered...

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... by many as Shiva himself, was a realised being. What did Gorakhnath do to earn his guru's ire that he had to be punished? What is the story behind one of the most difficult Yoga posture called 'Gorakhnath asnaa' and what has it got to do with this punishment?

Synopsis: Gorakhnath was a highly accomplished Yogi with fierce love and devotion for his guru. He went on to establish...

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... one of the most widespread spiritual movement in India. Even today, The Gorakhnath followers (called "Nathis") are fierce saadhakas (yogic practitioners) and many have "attained", showing the richness of the system even after thousands of years. Gorakhnath's guru - Matsyendranath, considered by many as Shiva himself, was a realised being. What did Gorakhnath do to earn his guru's ire that he had to be punished? What is the story behind one of the most difficult Yoga posture called 'Gorakhnath asnaa' and what has it got to do with this punishment?

March 6, 2020

08:13

What is the significance of The Mahakaleshwar Temple?

Synopsis: As Sadhguru explains, the Mahakaleshwar Temple (Ujjain, India) is one of the most powerfully energized spaces. If you are receptive and go with certain preparation in the temple, it will shake you from the inside. The very nature of this 'Mahakala' form is that everything is burnt into ashes - that means you become free from the physical. It propels you towards your ultimate liberation. It is not for...

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... nothing that the daily offering to Mahakala is fresh ashes from the cremation ground.

Synopsis: As Sadhguru explains, the Mahakaleshwar Temple (Ujjain, India) is one of the most powerfully energized...

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... spaces. If you are receptive and go with certain preparation in the temple, it will shake you from the inside. The very nature of this 'Mahakala' form is that everything is burnt into ashes - that means you become free from the physical. It propels you towards your ultimate liberation. It is not for nothing that the daily offering to Mahakala is fresh ashes from the cremation ground.

February 12, 2020

2:51

Kala – Shiva’s Most Fierce Dimension

Synopsis: Of various forms of Shiva – the ‘Kala’ or ‘Mahakala’ is the most significant and fierce form. As ‘MahaKala’ – he is the Lord of Time. As ‘KaalBhairva’ – he is the destroyer of time. All physical existence happens within the ambit of Time. Once Time is destroyed – everything is over. Mukti (or Liberation) is to become free from cyclical movement of Life. It is in this context...

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... that Shiva is Worshipped as ‘Destroyer of Time’ as Death itself can be a doorway to liberation and not just simply means of disposing the body. Why is ‘Bhairavi Yatnaa’ - a process to destroy Time such a painful experience?

Synopsis: Of various forms of Shiva – the ‘Kala’ or ‘Mahakala’ is the most significant and fierce form....

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... As ‘MahaKala’ – he is the Lord of Time. As ‘KaalBhairva’ – he is the destroyer of time. All physical existence happens within the ambit of Time. Once Time is destroyed – everything is over. Mukti (or Liberation) is to become free from cyclical movement of Life. It is in this context that Shiva is Worshipped as ‘Destroyer of Time’ as Death itself can be a doorway to liberation and not just simply means of disposing the body. Why is ‘Bhairavi Yatnaa’ - a process to destroy Time such a painful experience?

February 12, 2020

4:30

Five layers of the human body

Synopsis: Sadhguru gives an insight into yogic physiology. There are five layers or sheaths of the body. First is food body, second is the mind body, third layer is the energy body. Sadhguru explains the 114 chakras, or energy nodes in the system. The fourth layer, is vigyanmaya kosha, or a transitional body, where physical is transitioning into non-physical. The fifth layer, is the bliss body. Sadhguru also...

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... explains how the number of breath one takes is directly related to perception.

Synopsis: Sadhguru gives an insight into yogic physiology. There are five layers or sheaths of the body. First...

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... is food body, second is the mind body, third layer is the energy body. Sadhguru explains the 114 chakras, or energy nodes in the system. The fourth layer, is vigyanmaya kosha, or a transitional body, where physical is transitioning into non-physical. The fifth layer, is the bliss body. Sadhguru also explains how the number of breath one takes is directly related to perception.

June 19, 2019

8:52

What is the significance of death rituals?

Synopsis: Sadhguru explains that once someone is certified by the doctor, still the person is not completely dead. Death happens as a process. After someone dies, fingernails keep growing up to 11 days. So, the withdrawal of life happens slowly as a process. With this understanding, there are various death rituals in India, which are carried out up to 14 days of a person's death

Synopsis: Sadhguru explains that once someone is certified by the doctor, still the person is not completely dead....

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... Death happens as a process. After someone dies, fingernails keep growing up to 11 days. So, the withdrawal of life happens slowly as a process. With this understanding, there are various death rituals in India, which are carried out up to 14 days of a person's death

June 1, 2019

9:15

kashi – is it just another city or something else?

Kashi, Varanasi or Benares - a city known by many names - is ancient than the legend itself. But is it just another ancient city that came about along the journey of human civilization or there is something else to it?  This city was created as a huge energy device - a manifestation of a mega human body to make contact with a larger cosmic body. As Sadhguru explains the science behind the mystical aspects of  the city and its many rituals, some of which one can experience even today, it will leave you mesmerized, perplexed and in awe of human capabilities.

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January 22, 2021

24 min read

Matsyendranath Gives a Lesson to Goraknath

Goraknath was a very powerful yogi. Although it has been almost two thousand years since his time, still his followers are found in great numbers - they are known as 'kanfats' - recognized by the big hole in their ears. Gorknath's guru was Matsyendranath, a yogi of tremendous capabilities. Sadhguru tells us a story, on how Goraknath took matters into his own hands when he saw his master getting trapped in worldly pleasures.

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June 27, 2019

3 min read

Why cremation is such an important ritual?

Why Cremation is such an important process - both for the Living and the Dead? What is the significance of dispersing ashes in the river? Sadhguru unravels it all....

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February 2, 2019

4 min read

Is There More To Kailash Than What We See?

Is there something more to Kailash than its visual beauty? Sadhguru tells us about the three dimensions of Kailash, and what is the best way to make use of the possibility when one visits Kailash. Some very simple tips - so that one can make the best use of this tremendous possibility.

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December 12, 2018

7 min read

What is a Pilgrimage?

Is there a difference between a pilgrim and a tourist? Both visit the same place! Sadhguru tells us that if you want to go on a pilgrimage, then you must totally give yourself to the journey and the place and not get distracted by your cellphone, or other things. Sadhguru tell is about his journey to Kailash over the last so many years, and how a pilgrimage to Kailash is a tremendous opportunity to return in an enhanced way.

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June 12, 2018

10 min read

Sadhguru, Why Don’t You Do Anything Supernatural?

Sadhguru Sri Brahma was a being of enormous power and capabilities, and yet he could not succeed in his mission. The reason was that he was too much power. Sadhguru says - "He thought he will burn his way through the world, but it did not work". During intense processes, Sadhguru keeps Sadhguru Sri Brahma's picture as a reminder for himself. He says - "But not allowing that special thing to happen is my work because if I flare up into something supernatural, it will happen, but the purpose for which we are there will not happen".

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July 28, 2017

4 min read

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