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Anger – do you know you are chemically poisoning yourself?

Transcript: See, if you are driving on the Coimbatore streets, if you are driving on the Coimbatore street, you have to avoid the medians which are placed in odd places. You have to avoid bad drivers. You have to avoid drunken men crossing the street, children crossing the street, all kinds of things. But when you are driving on Coimbatore streets, do you have to avoid the moon? I'm asking, do you have to avoid...

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... the moon? No, because the moon is not on the street, isn't it? So similarly, right now are you angry? No? Then why should you avoid it? There is no need to avoid it, it is just that you think anger is an entity. Anger is not an entitiy. You become angry, you become angry. Anger is not sitting somewhere and you go hit it. There is no such thing. You become angry. When you become angry, is it pleasant for you or unpleasant for you? Unpleasant for you, unpleasant for others for sure. Unpleasant for yourself also. Today medical science proves to you, when you are anrgy, you are actually poisoning your system, you know. We have always known this, but today chemical tests clearly show you that you are actually poisoning your system. Generating poison in the system by being angry. So why would you want to poison yourself? It is not a conscious act. You are poisoning yourself, you are causing unpleasantness to yourself only because your mind is not taking instructions from you. Isn't it? It is not taking instructions from you. If it was taking instructions from you, you would have said blissfulness, isn't it? You wouldn't say anger. But now when you want to be peaceful it is getting angry because it is not taking instructions from you. So if your mind is not taking instructions from you, you have to pay a little more attention to it. Why is it not taking instructions from you? If you understand this, you don't have to avoid anger because anger is not sitting there and getting at you. You are becoming angry, you are becoming unhappy, you are becoming miserable. These things are happening to you essentially because you have not done anything to take your faculties under your control. It is happening accidentally, just by chance. If outside situations are good, you are also good. If outside situations are bad, you are also bad. That is not how human life should be. Human life should be like this. If I'm good everything around me becomes good. This should be the reality, isn't it?

Transcript: See, if you are driving on the Coimbatore streets, if you are driving on the Coimbatore street, you have...

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... to avoid the medians which are placed in odd places. You have to avoid bad drivers. You have to avoid drunken men crossing the street, children crossing the street, all kinds of things. But when you are driving on Coimbatore streets, do you have to avoid the moon? I'm asking, do you have to avoid the moon? No, because the moon is not on the street, isn't it? So similarly, right now are you angry? No? Then why should you avoid it? There is no need to avoid it, it is just that you think anger is an entity. Anger is not an entitiy. You become angry, you become angry. Anger is not sitting somewhere and you go hit it. There is no such thing. You become angry. When you become angry, is it pleasant for you or unpleasant for you? Unpleasant for you, unpleasant for others for sure. Unpleasant for yourself also. Today medical science proves to you, when you are anrgy, you are actually poisoning your system, you know. We have always known this, but today chemical tests clearly show you that you are actually poisoning your system. Generating poison in the system by being angry. So why would you want to poison yourself? It is not a conscious act. You are poisoning yourself, you are causing unpleasantness to yourself only because your mind is not taking instructions from you. Isn't it? It is not taking instructions from you. If it was taking instructions from you, you would have said blissfulness, isn't it? You wouldn't say anger. But now when you want to be peaceful it is getting angry because it is not taking instructions from you. So if your mind is not taking instructions from you, you have to pay a little more attention to it. Why is it not taking instructions from you? If you understand this, you don't have to avoid anger because anger is not sitting there and getting at you. You are becoming angry, you are becoming unhappy, you are becoming miserable. These things are happening to you essentially because you have not done anything to take your faculties under your control. It is happening accidentally, just by chance. If outside situations are good, you are also good. If outside situations are bad, you are also bad. That is not how human life should be. Human life should be like this. If I'm good everything around me becomes good. This should be the reality, isn't it?

June 19, 2020

3:33

What are my chances of getting enlightened?

Synopsis: A meditator asks - "I am not pursuing enlightenment with hundred percent sincerity, because at some level, I am not convinced that this is going to happen in this lifetime, given my limitations. How do I overcome this mental setup that I have? Have you seen people coming close to this possibility, and what are my chances?" Sadhguru says, you don't pursue enlightenment, it is something that you do not...

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... know. So, just keep working on constantly improving yourself.

Synopsis: A meditator asks - "I am not pursuing enlightenment with hundred percent sincerity, because at some level,...

show more...
... I am not convinced that this is going to happen in this lifetime, given my limitations. How do I overcome this mental setup that I have? Have you seen people coming close to this possibility, and what are my chances?" Sadhguru says, you don't pursue enlightenment, it is something that you do not know. So, just keep working on constantly improving yourself.

January 27, 2019

11:15

What is the significance of Ganesh Chaturthi?

Synopsis: In this talk, Sadhguru explains the significance of Ganesh Chaturthi. They create a god, create a whole frenzy around him for 7-14 days, or one month, and then dissolve the god. Sadhguru says that India is the only culture that understood that god is our creation. Ganesha is the symbol of intellectual activity, because he wrote great scriptures.

Synopsis: In this talk, Sadhguru explains the significance of Ganesh Chaturthi. They create a god, create a whole...

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... frenzy around him for 7-14 days, or one month, and then dissolve the god. Sadhguru says that India is the only culture that understood that god is our creation. Ganesha is the symbol of intellectual activity, because he wrote great scriptures.

September 14, 2018

8:09

What is Consciousness?

Consciousness is the basis of life and existence. It is not something that you can do. It is not an act. It is not an idea. It is not even a quality. Consciousness does not happen by doing something. You simply have to allow it to happen. Consciousness is not of the mind. If consciousness is fully on, you can make your life whichever way you want. This is true freedom - freedom to make anything out of life. And to move towards this, you should come to a state of abandon!

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April 19, 2019

3 min read

Is there difference between Intelligence and Smartness?

Should one aspire to be intelligent or smart? While loosely they may be considered as same thing, they are not. Smartness may help one find their way in the current economic setup, but when it comes to your inner nature, this will not get you anywhere because dealing with manifestations of creation is one thing, dealing with the source of creation is a completely different thing. There is nothing wrong in being smart, its just that it has limited application.  Sadhguru looks at the very nature of Intelligence and nature of being smart and their relevance.

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March 18, 2019

5 min read

How Can I Develop Positive Thinking?

"Positive Thinking" has become very popular in the world today. When you are trying to think in a certain way, is it not distorting reality? Sadhguru says, that to ignore one aspect of life, and live only with the other is not a wise way to exist. In this article, Sadhguru also looks into the dual nature of the physical existence. So, instead one should be focused on making a positive result out of whatever comes your way. Positive thinking has destroyed many possibilities for people - Sadhguru shares a humorous poem to highlight this aspect.

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December 31, 2018

4 min read

Does Luck Play Any Role In Life?

If we keep looking at stars, planets, places, lucky numbers etc - for making things happen, then things that we can easily create ourselves, we will never make them happen. Sadhguru tells is that it is you who has to make things happen. Instead of we allowing ourselves to express ourselves fully, we are looking for something else to make it happen for us. How we experience life, and how much friction we create around us - is definitely our making. He compels us to take charge of our lives and create it consciously.

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November 25, 2018

5 min read

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