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Stop fear based education – fear is the biggest obstacle to success

Transcript: I think it's pathetic. A human being has to construct their life. Human beings have to construct their lives, all the time thinking about how to earn a living. An earthworm, a grasshopper, a bird on the tree, all of them earn their living, isn't it? With such a big brain, you're supposed to do something little different than just earn a living. Earning a living should be the most basic thing. With...

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... a millionth of your brain you can handle it. But, we have raised, earning a living, to the heavens today unfortunately. Entire system is about how to earn a living, how to earn a living. This is a way of completely destroying human intelligence. This is a way of tarnishing human genius in every possible way because how to earn a living has become the greatest thing in the world. Why people are driving you in this direction is, because they've built one fake economic engine which they have to feed all the time. They have to feed it all the time. Because of this we're sacrificing our children as a fuel for this economic engine that we have built. It is time, at least a niche amount of children are not concerned about how they will earn their living. When I was growing up, not for a moment I had this thought in my mind, how will I earn my living. My father used to be worried, what will happen to this boy, there is no fear in his heart about anything. One day I turned around and asked him, "When did fear become a virtue?" I'm saying, we are bringing up children with this fear, "If you don't pass, you know what will happen to you?" Continuously fear-based education. That is you don't get these many marks, you're finished. 18,000 children in 2015 have committed suicide in our country. When our children commit suicide, we must know we are doing something fundamentally wrong. There's no question about it anymore, isn't it? Children are fresh life, exuberant life. If children have to take their own lives, there is no worse thing that can happen to your society. Isn't it so? Is there a worse thing that can happen to a society. I'm asking you, is there a worse thing? Many of you are parents, is there a worse thing than this? That your child, less than 12/13 years of age, committed suicide. Can you ever recover from that, I'm asking. This is the most horrible thing that can happen. And this is happening because, in our country 98 is pass mark. Yes? Even if you get 98, parents will ask what happened to the other 2%? So we, as educators, if we are really responsible human beings, we need to turn this around. It's very, very important. And this is a crucial time. All these years there has been a certain economic deprivity in the society where they wouldn't listen to anything. Earning a living was everything. At least we're on a threshold of an economic possibility. This is the time to change the mentality of education. This is the time for the parents and the children to look at it little differently.

Transcript: I think it's pathetic. A human being has to construct their life. Human beings have to construct their...

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... lives, all the time thinking about how to earn a living. An earthworm, a grasshopper, a bird on the tree, all of them earn their living, isn't it? With such a big brain, you're supposed to do something little different than just earn a living. Earning a living should be the most basic thing. With a millionth of your brain you can handle it. But, we have raised, earning a living, to the heavens today unfortunately. Entire system is about how to earn a living, how to earn a living. This is a way of completely destroying human intelligence. This is a way of tarnishing human genius in every possible way because how to earn a living has become the greatest thing in the world. Why people are driving you in this direction is, because they've built one fake economic engine which they have to feed all the time. They have to feed it all the time. Because of this we're sacrificing our children as a fuel for this economic engine that we have built. It is time, at least a niche amount of children are not concerned about how they will earn their living. When I was growing up, not for a moment I had this thought in my mind, how will I earn my living. My father used to be worried, what will happen to this boy, there is no fear in his heart about anything. One day I turned around and asked him, "When did fear become a virtue?" I'm saying, we are bringing up children with this fear, "If you don't pass, you know what will happen to you?" Continuously fear-based education. That is you don't get these many marks, you're finished. 18,000 children in 2015 have committed suicide in our country. When our children commit suicide, we must know we are doing something fundamentally wrong. There's no question about it anymore, isn't it? Children are fresh life, exuberant life. If children have to take their own lives, there is no worse thing that can happen to your society. Isn't it so? Is there a worse thing that can happen to a society. I'm asking you, is there a worse thing? Many of you are parents, is there a worse thing than this? That your child, less than 12/13 years of age, committed suicide. Can you ever recover from that, I'm asking. This is the most horrible thing that can happen. And this is happening because, in our country 98 is pass mark. Yes? Even if you get 98, parents will ask what happened to the other 2%? So we, as educators, if we are really responsible human beings, we need to turn this around. It's very, very important. And this is a crucial time. All these years there has been a certain economic deprivity in the society where they wouldn't listen to anything. Earning a living was everything. At least we're on a threshold of an economic possibility. This is the time to change the mentality of education. This is the time for the parents and the children to look at it little differently.

October 1, 2020

3:59

How important is spirituality in school education?

Transcript: See when we say, when we use the word spiritual. The moment you utter this, everybody has their own misconception about what it could be. So let me put it in proper perspective. You must understand, the moment you refer to somebody as spiritual, the word seeker also goes with that. You're a spiritual seeker. You're not a spiritual believer. You are referred to as a believer if you adhere to a certain...

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... religion. But you're referred to as a seeker the moment you say, "I'm spiritual." A student is a seeker, isn't it? A scientist is a seeker. A teacher must become a seeker, it's very important. So spiritual process in its essence is a must for education because they have to be active seekers. Whether it is physics, or chemistry, or biology, or spirituality, essentially it is the seeking for the truth of the matter in that particular aspect of life. Isn't it? What else is education? Education is about seeking truth, maybe not the ultimate truth, but right now what we're looking at. We want to know the truth about it, we don't want to know some rubbish about it, we don't want to believe something about it. We want to know the truth about it. If you look in a microscope, we want to know the truth about an amoeba. We don't want to know, we don't want to believe what an amoeba is. We want to know the truth about it. So, a student is a natural seeker. A spiritual process should bring the discipline into a student. See not to believe anything, but at the same time not to become abusive and disrespectful of things around you, takes a lot of discipline. I don't believe a thing that you say. But still, to listen to you takes a certain amount of discipline and culturing. This culturing is a must for a student that every human being should learn. I don't have to believe anything that you say but, I have the necessary regard, respect, and inclusiveness to sit and listen, or to raise a question and object. This is something that has to come into your society, if human thought process has to rise to a different level. If you abuse people, people will get restricted. If you don't question them, they will get restricted. Questioning without abuse. Questioning respectfully, everything that happens around us, is most important and this is the fundamental of spiritual seeking. So spiritual process is a must for any genuine student.

Transcript: See when we say, when we use the word spiritual. The moment you utter this, everybody has their own misconception...

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... about what it could be. So let me put it in proper perspective. You must understand, the moment you refer to somebody as spiritual, the word seeker also goes with that. You're a spiritual seeker. You're not a spiritual believer. You are referred to as a believer if you adhere to a certain religion. But you're referred to as a seeker the moment you say, "I'm spiritual." A student is a seeker, isn't it? A scientist is a seeker. A teacher must become a seeker, it's very important. So spiritual process in its essence is a must for education because they have to be active seekers. Whether it is physics, or chemistry, or biology, or spirituality, essentially it is the seeking for the truth of the matter in that particular aspect of life. Isn't it? What else is education? Education is about seeking truth, maybe not the ultimate truth, but right now what we're looking at. We want to know the truth about it, we don't want to know some rubbish about it, we don't want to believe something about it. We want to know the truth about it. If you look in a microscope, we want to know the truth about an amoeba. We don't want to know, we don't want to believe what an amoeba is. We want to know the truth about it. So, a student is a natural seeker. A spiritual process should bring the discipline into a student. See not to believe anything, but at the same time not to become abusive and disrespectful of things around you, takes a lot of discipline. I don't believe a thing that you say. But still, to listen to you takes a certain amount of discipline and culturing. This culturing is a must for a student that every human being should learn. I don't have to believe anything that you say but, I have the necessary regard, respect, and inclusiveness to sit and listen, or to raise a question and object. This is something that has to come into your society, if human thought process has to rise to a different level. If you abuse people, people will get restricted. If you don't question them, they will get restricted. Questioning without abuse. Questioning respectfully, everything that happens around us, is most important and this is the fundamental of spiritual seeking. So spiritual process is a must for any genuine student.

September 29, 2020

3:26

PDA – Is public display of affection ok?

Transcript: You said, today young people have relationships. Unfortunately, you have come to a place where you think that a relationship means it must be body-based. There must be something biologically involved. Biology is a part of our life. The significance of becoming human, compared to other creatures is, they're complete biology. We are only part biology. We have other dimensions to us. We have an intelligence,...

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... we have an emotion, we have a consciousness, which is of another dimension. Biology is only one part of us. If an earthworm says I have a relationship and if both of them tangle each other, I understand. If a human being says I have a relationship, it could be a friend, it could be a brother, it could be a sister, it could be variety of relationships. And also, body-based relationships. So this thing about using the word relationship only with biological stuff is essentially because somewhere unknowingly, unknowingly, maybe because of the internet, you got enslaved to America. It all started in United States. Relationship means, it has to be opposite sex, or something sexual. Why can't we hold relationships of other kind? Hello? Are we not capable? I'm asking. Can't we have very intimate, profound relationships with people, without fondling their bodies? I'm asking. Possible or no? Yes. Biology is not the most prominent aspect of being human. It is there. It's not something that you can, you know, put under the carpet. It is very much there. But, it is not the dominant aspect of being human. With other creatures it is so. With the human being, the most significant aspect of who we are is our intelligence, our emotion, our consciousness. These are big things. Body is just one part of it. I'm not saying you must ignore the body, body is there. Now when you say, young people. You're talking about those people whose intelligence has been hijacked by hormones. When you were 10 years of age, you looked at people, everybody was fine. Quite okay. You became 14-15, you looked at them. Every little bump on their body suddenly became a world by itself. Yes or no? You have to wait for some more time. When the hormonal thing goes down, then you look at people, again they're all looking normal. So, it's not a question of right and wrong. It's not a question of morality. It is just a question of priority. What kind of priority do you want to give to your own bodily compulsions?

Transcript: You said, today young people have relationships. Unfortunately, you have come to a place where you think...

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... that a relationship means it must be body-based. There must be something biologically involved. Biology is a part of our life. The significance of becoming human, compared to other creatures is, they're complete biology. We are only part biology. We have other dimensions to us. We have an intelligence, we have an emotion, we have a consciousness, which is of another dimension. Biology is only one part of us. If an earthworm says I have a relationship and if both of them tangle each other, I understand. If a human being says I have a relationship, it could be a friend, it could be a brother, it could be a sister, it could be variety of relationships. And also, body-based relationships. So this thing about using the word relationship only with biological stuff is essentially because somewhere unknowingly, unknowingly, maybe because of the internet, you got enslaved to America. It all started in United States. Relationship means, it has to be opposite sex, or something sexual. Why can't we hold relationships of other kind? Hello? Are we not capable? I'm asking. Can't we have very intimate, profound relationships with people, without fondling their bodies? I'm asking. Possible or no? Yes. Biology is not the most prominent aspect of being human. It is there. It's not something that you can, you know, put under the carpet. It is very much there. But, it is not the dominant aspect of being human. With other creatures it is so. With the human being, the most significant aspect of who we are is our intelligence, our emotion, our consciousness. These are big things. Body is just one part of it. I'm not saying you must ignore the body, body is there. Now when you say, young people. You're talking about those people whose intelligence has been hijacked by hormones. When you were 10 years of age, you looked at people, everybody was fine. Quite okay. You became 14-15, you looked at them. Every little bump on their body suddenly became a world by itself. Yes or no? You have to wait for some more time. When the hormonal thing goes down, then you look at people, again they're all looking normal. So, it's not a question of right and wrong. It's not a question of morality. It is just a question of priority. What kind of priority do you want to give to your own bodily compulsions?

September 7, 2020

3:37

Arranged marriage or Love marriage – which is a better?

Transcript: Marriage is not about how it happened, who arranged it. Your parents arranged it, or a commercial website arranged it, a dating app arranged it, or a local bar arranged it when you were fuzzy. Or your confused friends arranged it, or your confused self arranged it. Well, anyway, it's an arrangement. It is best it is arranged by responsible, sensible people. This idea, arranged marriage means some kind...

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... of a slavery. Well, that depends. As there are exploitative people everywhere, sometimes your parents themselves may be exploitative, they may be doing things for their own reasons. Their stupid prestige, their wealth, their nonsense. They may be doing it for those reasons. So, this whole debate about, is arrange marriage better or meeting in the local bar is better. Well, I think when you're not little for doubt, I think your decisions are little better. If an 18-20 year old man or woman, young man or young woman want to marry, who will they marry? Their contact is just there. Within those 10 people that they know in their life, one guy or one girl you marry. Within 3 months you will know. But in most countries, there is a law, at least 2 years you must suffer. It's like a jail term. If you make a mistake, at least 2 years you must suffer. Then only you can divorce. Most nations have this. Well, many religions have fixed it that divorce is completely wrong. You cannot divorce. But, where such religions are practiced, there the divorce rates are highest. So, God's dictates are not able to stop the break ups. Law is not able to stop the break ups. You need to understand this, when parents organize, you must, I'm asking you a basic question. Do you believe, their judgement may not be the best, but parents have the best interest of yours. But if you have matured beyond them, that's different. You can make your own decisions. But, arranged marriage is a wrong terminology. All marriages are arranged. By whom, is the only question. I think it's best it's arrange by people who are most concerned about your well-being. Who have a larger reach of, because you can't find the best man, or the best woman in the world. Because we don't know where the hell they are.

Transcript: Marriage is not about how it happened, who arranged it. Your parents arranged it, or a commercial website...

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... arranged it, a dating app arranged it, or a local bar arranged it when you were fuzzy. Or your confused friends arranged it, or your confused self arranged it. Well, anyway, it's an arrangement. It is best it is arranged by responsible, sensible people. This idea, arranged marriage means some kind of a slavery. Well, that depends. As there are exploitative people everywhere, sometimes your parents themselves may be exploitative, they may be doing things for their own reasons. Their stupid prestige, their wealth, their nonsense. They may be doing it for those reasons. So, this whole debate about, is arrange marriage better or meeting in the local bar is better. Well, I think when you're not little for doubt, I think your decisions are little better. If an 18-20 year old man or woman, young man or young woman want to marry, who will they marry? Their contact is just there. Within those 10 people that they know in their life, one guy or one girl you marry. Within 3 months you will know. But in most countries, there is a law, at least 2 years you must suffer. It's like a jail term. If you make a mistake, at least 2 years you must suffer. Then only you can divorce. Most nations have this. Well, many religions have fixed it that divorce is completely wrong. You cannot divorce. But, where such religions are practiced, there the divorce rates are highest. So, God's dictates are not able to stop the break ups. Law is not able to stop the break ups. You need to understand this, when parents organize, you must, I'm asking you a basic question. Do you believe, their judgement may not be the best, but parents have the best interest of yours. But if you have matured beyond them, that's different. You can make your own decisions. But, arranged marriage is a wrong terminology. All marriages are arranged. By whom, is the only question. I think it's best it's arrange by people who are most concerned about your well-being. Who have a larger reach of, because you can't find the best man, or the best woman in the world. Because we don't know where the hell they are.

August 24, 2020

3:39

Are marriages made in heaven?

Transcript: Where all they've been saying marriages are made in heaven. But you're cooking hell within you. Marriage is made in heaven. That's why a lot of people want to go there soon. Because it's made there, they want to go there and settle it. No. You need to understand, to fulfil you needs. Physical, psychological, emotional, social, and various other needs. You're coming together. If you always remember...

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... to fulfil my needs, I'm with you, you will conduct this responsibly. Initially you're like that. After some time you think, he or she needs you. Then you will start acting vanterly. Then, of course, ugliness will start in many different ways. This happened. A young man and a very young woman got engaged. So once the, not like this, there must be a stone. Once the ring went in, the lady held his hand and said, "You can lean on me to share your pains, your struggles, your, whatever sufferings you go through. You can always share with me." The guy said, "Well, I don't have any struggles, or pains, or problems." She said, "Well, we're not yet married." So, if you think you're full of pain, struggles, problems, and you need somebody to lean on, well that'll be trouble. You make yourself into a joyful, wonderful human being, then you will see, your work also will be wonderful, your home also will be wonderful, your marriage will be wonderful. Everything will be wonderful because you are. Without fixing this, you think somebody else is going to fix you, then there's going to be trouble for you. And of course, an unfortunate consequence for the other person.

Transcript: Where all they've been saying marriages are made in heaven. But you're cooking hell within you. Marriage...

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... is made in heaven. That's why a lot of people want to go there soon. Because it's made there, they want to go there and settle it. No. You need to understand, to fulfil you needs. Physical, psychological, emotional, social, and various other needs. You're coming together. If you always remember to fulfil my needs, I'm with you, you will conduct this responsibly. Initially you're like that. After some time you think, he or she needs you. Then you will start acting vanterly. Then, of course, ugliness will start in many different ways. This happened. A young man and a very young woman got engaged. So once the, not like this, there must be a stone. Once the ring went in, the lady held his hand and said, "You can lean on me to share your pains, your struggles, your, whatever sufferings you go through. You can always share with me." The guy said, "Well, I don't have any struggles, or pains, or problems." She said, "Well, we're not yet married." So, if you think you're full of pain, struggles, problems, and you need somebody to lean on, well that'll be trouble. You make yourself into a joyful, wonderful human being, then you will see, your work also will be wonderful, your home also will be wonderful, your marriage will be wonderful. Everything will be wonderful because you are. Without fixing this, you think somebody else is going to fix you, then there's going to be trouble for you. And of course, an unfortunate consequence for the other person.

August 23, 2020

2:54

If both parents are working, will the child be lonely?

Transcript: When I was growing as a child, both my parents were working. And there were times when I was feeling lonely and very miserable. Although, my parents did give their part of comfort to me, there were times I was feeling lonely on the inside. And, what can our future parents, or what can we do to our kids, to not feel the same way? Thank you. Well, in India, this is the first generation where women have...

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... stepped out to work. Professionally. Otherwise, because we were largely an agricultural community, women worked, but in and around the house. And if they went somewhere to the field, they took the children and went. So, always, like you see ducks and chickens, if the hen goes, behind that the chicks run. Like that children were always running behind women. So she was always doing her work, and still managing and tending to them. And they was a certain cohesiveness to that. But today women are going to the office, or to the factory, or to some other business. So they can't take their children there. This is the first generation of women who've stepped out. So in the society, we still don't have arrangements. Proper arrangements, where children can be properly tended to. That system, that facility, and that arrangement, is simply not happened in the society yet. I hope it happens quickly because it's very important. It doesn't mater whether it's a biological parent, or somebody else, but children need a loving, caring atmosphere. It's very important. Just putting nourishment into their stomach is not the only thing. They need some tending, attending to. Somebody should smile at them, somebody should laugh at them, somebody should do something with them, play with them. This is very needed. Otherwise, children will grow up little sick in their head. It is not necessary only a biological mother should do it, but there must be a committed person doing this. It's very, very important for the child. Unfortunately in this society, we still don't have those arrangements.

Transcript: When I was growing as a child, both my parents were working. And there were times when I was feeling...

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... lonely and very miserable. Although, my parents did give their part of comfort to me, there were times I was feeling lonely on the inside. And, what can our future parents, or what can we do to our kids, to not feel the same way? Thank you. Well, in India, this is the first generation where women have stepped out to work. Professionally. Otherwise, because we were largely an agricultural community, women worked, but in and around the house. And if they went somewhere to the field, they took the children and went. So, always, like you see ducks and chickens, if the hen goes, behind that the chicks run. Like that children were always running behind women. So she was always doing her work, and still managing and tending to them. And they was a certain cohesiveness to that. But today women are going to the office, or to the factory, or to some other business. So they can't take their children there. This is the first generation of women who've stepped out. So in the society, we still don't have arrangements. Proper arrangements, where children can be properly tended to. That system, that facility, and that arrangement, is simply not happened in the society yet. I hope it happens quickly because it's very important. It doesn't mater whether it's a biological parent, or somebody else, but children need a loving, caring atmosphere. It's very important. Just putting nourishment into their stomach is not the only thing. They need some tending, attending to. Somebody should smile at them, somebody should laugh at them, somebody should do something with them, play with them. This is very needed. Otherwise, children will grow up little sick in their head. It is not necessary only a biological mother should do it, but there must be a committed person doing this. It's very, very important for the child. Unfortunately in this society, we still don't have those arrangements.

August 21, 2020

2:33

Should Marijuana be legal?

Transcript: Is it true that this human mechanism is the most sophisticated chemical factory on the planet? So if you know how to manage this well, you can produce what you want in this. Anyway, there was an Israeli scientist. He was doing research on cannabis, and its impact on the neurological system. In about 4.5 years, he came up with this. He said, there are millions of cannabis receptors in our brain. But...

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... why? So he threw this information to all kinds of scientific disciplines to find out, why in human brain there are millions of cannabis receptors. Many funny things happened around the world in this context. Then the neurologists came up with this and said that the brain is expecting that you will produce cannabis within the system. It's not expecting you to smoke. It's expecting you produce that so that it becomes a mood equalizer for you all the time. But most human beings have become inefficient chemical factories or they're just lousy CEOs managing a great factory. So, they start smoking from outside. It's not a moral issue for me. But the thing is, there is substantial study which are being put down by those activists who want to promote it. There is substantial study to show that your decision making, certain dimensions of your brain, particularly about decision making are sufficiently suppressed. If you smoke Marijuana for 30 days, this will last for 4-5 years. Your decision making is clearly affected. With that kind of mind, with that kind of a brain, if you enter the court and I'm putting my life in your hands. I don't want a cannabis smoking lawyer for me. I don't want a cannbis smoking surgeon to work up on me. If he's just smoking on the street corner, not doing anything to anybody, it's his problem. But definitely I don't want my surgeon to be on Marijuana and do surgery on me. Yes or no? Do you want? Nor do I want other drivers. Because I drive at a certain speed, I don't want other drivers who are smoked out, driving with me. I don't want. I told you, it's not a moral issue for me. It's a question of whether it'll enhance your life or suppress your life. Whether it'll allow you to live your life full on, or will it make you a smaller life then the way you are, or what you're capable of.

Transcript: Is it true that this human mechanism is the most sophisticated chemical factory on the planet? So if...

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... you know how to manage this well, you can produce what you want in this. Anyway, there was an Israeli scientist. He was doing research on cannabis, and its impact on the neurological system. In about 4.5 years, he came up with this. He said, there are millions of cannabis receptors in our brain. But why? So he threw this information to all kinds of scientific disciplines to find out, why in human brain there are millions of cannabis receptors. Many funny things happened around the world in this context. Then the neurologists came up with this and said that the brain is expecting that you will produce cannabis within the system. It's not expecting you to smoke. It's expecting you produce that so that it becomes a mood equalizer for you all the time. But most human beings have become inefficient chemical factories or they're just lousy CEOs managing a great factory. So, they start smoking from outside. It's not a moral issue for me. But the thing is, there is substantial study which are being put down by those activists who want to promote it. There is substantial study to show that your decision making, certain dimensions of your brain, particularly about decision making are sufficiently suppressed. If you smoke Marijuana for 30 days, this will last for 4-5 years. Your decision making is clearly affected. With that kind of mind, with that kind of a brain, if you enter the court and I'm putting my life in your hands. I don't want a cannabis smoking lawyer for me. I don't want a cannbis smoking surgeon to work up on me. If he's just smoking on the street corner, not doing anything to anybody, it's his problem. But definitely I don't want my surgeon to be on Marijuana and do surgery on me. Yes or no? Do you want? Nor do I want other drivers. Because I drive at a certain speed, I don't want other drivers who are smoked out, driving with me. I don't want. I told you, it's not a moral issue for me. It's a question of whether it'll enhance your life or suppress your life. Whether it'll allow you to live your life full on, or will it make you a smaller life then the way you are, or what you're capable of.

August 20, 2020

3:00

Why should I have only one partner? Is one-partner a thing of the past?

Transcript: Well, monogamy and polygamy or whatever kind of gamy, if you want to see. The important thing we need to understand is, you know, we are all here. You and me are here. This means a man and woman came together some time ago. Maybe, you think, oh they're parents you know. They don't love, they don't do sex, they don't do anything. Just because a priest uttered a mantra, you were born, probably. No, it's...

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... not like that. Somebody has a physical need, so handle it through marriage, and we're here. When you become 18, you become always against marriage. But when you were 3 years of age, you were for marriage. Your parents' marriage. When you were 3 years of age, were you not glad your parents had a stable marriage? Hello? When you're 18, you think, oh free sex, and no marriage, and everything. But once again, if you become 50-55, then you will look for a relationship that lasts. So it is for you to consider, because it's your life, to consider whether you want to live a life, where emotionally you're always looking out for somebody. Or you settle it in a certain way so that you can use your intelligence and time to create something else. Your research, your work, or whatever you're doing. If emotions and body are settled, actually, your ability to use your intelligence will be much better. Otherwise everyday you have to walk around to find somebody. No, I'm not making this thing because I feel so bad. In United States, people I know, you know thousands of people are involved with me now. People who are 40-45 years of age, women I'm saying, wonderful people. But, they're all on this, these days they've all gone online. Otherwise they go sit in a bar and wait. Somebody needs to pick them up today. It's terrible. Tinder generation. I'm sorry? Tinder generation. Whatever you want to call it. When a woman, at 45, should have been loved and respected in a proper atmosphere, now she's sitting there, looking for some strange guy to come her way. And she's going to make the judgement in the next 10 minutes, when he buys her a drink or a dinner or something. This is tragic.

Transcript: Well, monogamy and polygamy or whatever kind of gamy, if you want to see. The important thing we need...

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... to understand is, you know, we are all here. You and me are here. This means a man and woman came together some time ago. Maybe, you think, oh they're parents you know. They don't love, they don't do sex, they don't do anything. Just because a priest uttered a mantra, you were born, probably. No, it's not like that. Somebody has a physical need, so handle it through marriage, and we're here. When you become 18, you become always against marriage. But when you were 3 years of age, you were for marriage. Your parents' marriage. When you were 3 years of age, were you not glad your parents had a stable marriage? Hello? When you're 18, you think, oh free sex, and no marriage, and everything. But once again, if you become 50-55, then you will look for a relationship that lasts. So it is for you to consider, because it's your life, to consider whether you want to live a life, where emotionally you're always looking out for somebody. Or you settle it in a certain way so that you can use your intelligence and time to create something else. Your research, your work, or whatever you're doing. If emotions and body are settled, actually, your ability to use your intelligence will be much better. Otherwise everyday you have to walk around to find somebody. No, I'm not making this thing because I feel so bad. In United States, people I know, you know thousands of people are involved with me now. People who are 40-45 years of age, women I'm saying, wonderful people. But, they're all on this, these days they've all gone online. Otherwise they go sit in a bar and wait. Somebody needs to pick them up today. It's terrible. Tinder generation. I'm sorry? Tinder generation. Whatever you want to call it. When a woman, at 45, should have been loved and respected in a proper atmosphere, now she's sitting there, looking for some strange guy to come her way. And she's going to make the judgement in the next 10 minutes, when he buys her a drink or a dinner or something. This is tragic.

August 17, 2020

2:53

Education is not about learning, its about learning to use yourself

Transcript: So, this is one thing you must address. Education is not just about learning. All this learning business will be useless and meaningless in the next five to ten years. Once the machine learning comes, everything that you can learn in twenty years, one little gadget will know. Your phone can do ten PhDs a day. That's what is going to happen in the next five to ten years. Because, we have been misunderstanding...

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... memory as intelligence. Everything that you can do with your memory, a machine will be able to do better than you. So education is not just about learning. Education is about learning to use yourself. Learning to use your body, your mind, your emotion, everything in a certain way. It's very important that you know how to remain focused on something that doesn't mean a damn thing to you. It's very important. See, people who say that they lack concentration. They fall in love with the neighbourhood, somebody. Oh they fully concentrated. So it's not that they lack concentration. They say I don't have good memory. Show them a suspense thriller movie, every scene they will remember. So their memory is pretty good. Only thing is, they have not learnt to use their mind in such a way, it doesn't matter what, they can apply themselves. If that is not there, you will not make a headway with your life. All the time, world will not be throwing the kind of ball that you want to hit. You understand? When you go and stand at the cricket pitch, they're not going to throw the ball, the kind of ball that you want to hit. They will throw that ball that you cannot hit. Yes or no? Only when you hit that ball, that is difficult to hit, then people will say you're fantastic. Otherwise you'll be playing baby games all your life. I will do only what I like, I'll do only what I like. So why do you decide what you like and what you don't like. Whatever the hell you have to do, do it with full on. Whatever, it doesn't matter. Because this is not about learning, this is about learning to use yourself in the best possible way. Learning to use your body, your mind. Turning this into your tools. That you have the handle in your hands. Otherwise, if you leave it loose, this mind can cause you so much pain, you don't know.

Transcript: So, this is one thing you must address. Education is not just about learning. All this learning business...

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... will be useless and meaningless in the next five to ten years. Once the machine learning comes, everything that you can learn in twenty years, one little gadget will know. Your phone can do ten PhDs a day. That's what is going to happen in the next five to ten years. Because, we have been misunderstanding memory as intelligence. Everything that you can do with your memory, a machine will be able to do better than you. So education is not just about learning. Education is about learning to use yourself. Learning to use your body, your mind, your emotion, everything in a certain way. It's very important that you know how to remain focused on something that doesn't mean a damn thing to you. It's very important. See, people who say that they lack concentration. They fall in love with the neighbourhood, somebody. Oh they fully concentrated. So it's not that they lack concentration. They say I don't have good memory. Show them a suspense thriller movie, every scene they will remember. So their memory is pretty good. Only thing is, they have not learnt to use their mind in such a way, it doesn't matter what, they can apply themselves. If that is not there, you will not make a headway with your life. All the time, world will not be throwing the kind of ball that you want to hit. You understand? When you go and stand at the cricket pitch, they're not going to throw the ball, the kind of ball that you want to hit. They will throw that ball that you cannot hit. Yes or no? Only when you hit that ball, that is difficult to hit, then people will say you're fantastic. Otherwise you'll be playing baby games all your life. I will do only what I like, I'll do only what I like. So why do you decide what you like and what you don't like. Whatever the hell you have to do, do it with full on. Whatever, it doesn't matter. Because this is not about learning, this is about learning to use yourself in the best possible way. Learning to use your body, your mind. Turning this into your tools. That you have the handle in your hands. Otherwise, if you leave it loose, this mind can cause you so much pain, you don't know.

July 20, 2020

3:06

Is sex a sin

Transcript: Something so fundamental as the menstrual cycles in a women. She has to feel guilty about it, and she's impure. Her existence is impure. Unfortunately, I want you and all the teachers of the world to understand. If your mother did not have menstrual cycles, you wouldn't be born. Even if she met your father. Yes. So the life making material, unused is what it is. And if that is impure, your very birth...

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... is impure. That's what they're anyway trying to tell you, that your birth is impure. And to cover this there's a whole lot of other stories which I don't want to enter. You worship the one who is referred to as the creator. But you have a huge issue with the creation. If you do not appreciate the creation, why the hell should you worship the creator? Someone who made such a bad job of this. The only way you can even be born is through sin. I think he must be banished. Now this is a fantastic device to keep people enslaved forever. If you do not even allow them to come to terms with their biology, they'll never come to terms with anything in their life. Always, they will be dependent on an institution or a person or something who claims to have connections. If you're guilty of your very existence, that means one, or that which is the source of creation should be even more guilty. You are eternally guilty and that which is created all this must be even more carrying the burden of guilt. Guilt and fear have been phenomenal tools to control populations. It has been successfully done for a long time. It's time this is broken.

Transcript: Something so fundamental as the menstrual cycles in a women. She has to feel guilty about it, and she's...

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... impure. Her existence is impure. Unfortunately, I want you and all the teachers of the world to understand. If your mother did not have menstrual cycles, you wouldn't be born. Even if she met your father. Yes. So the life making material, unused is what it is. And if that is impure, your very birth is impure. That's what they're anyway trying to tell you, that your birth is impure. And to cover this there's a whole lot of other stories which I don't want to enter. You worship the one who is referred to as the creator. But you have a huge issue with the creation. If you do not appreciate the creation, why the hell should you worship the creator? Someone who made such a bad job of this. The only way you can even be born is through sin. I think he must be banished. Now this is a fantastic device to keep people enslaved forever. If you do not even allow them to come to terms with their biology, they'll never come to terms with anything in their life. Always, they will be dependent on an institution or a person or something who claims to have connections. If you're guilty of your very existence, that means one, or that which is the source of creation should be even more guilty. You are eternally guilty and that which is created all this must be even more carrying the burden of guilt. Guilt and fear have been phenomenal tools to control populations. It has been successfully done for a long time. It's time this is broken.

July 11, 2020

2:48

How can a modern woman become an ideal wife?

Transcript: So, your mother, your grandmother, how they made good wives. Largely it was believed the way to a man's heart is through his stomach. Now today your husband will call Uber Eats and whatever quick picks and this and that and Swiggy and whatever. Alright? So you can't make a good wife based on how your grandmother became a good wife. You can't become a good wife based on how your mother became a good...

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... wife. Situations have changed, expectations have changed. It's not in the stomach anymore. For some it's gone up into the head, for some it's gone further south. Yes? And, according to contemporary needs, not how your grandmother did her marriage. You can't do it that way because expectations and situations have completely altered themselves. So if you hold somebody who is your friend, and who is your need. You must understand. You're in this relationship because you need. Maybe the other person also needs, but that's from their side. As far as you are concerned, you made this relationship because you need it badly. Isn't it? If you understand, and you're always grateful for this, that somebody is fulfilling all your need, you would handle it well. You wouldn't make a misery out of it. But now you think somebody else needs you, then you'll make a mess out of it. So, you don't do that. Essentially, what husband and wife means is, because you are not geared. Most people are not geared. Very few people in this world are geared to make this journey of life all by themselves. They're organized enough within themselves, totally. They never feel anything missing in their life because they have made themselves like that. But, most people need somebody else to lean on. Either emotionally, psychologically. There are needs in a human being. Physical needs, psychological needs, emotional needs. Maybe, social needs, economic needs, variety of needs. To fulfil these needs, you want to find one person that you can depend on. Because it's very difficult, you want to find one person with whom you can share everything that you have. Your body, mind, emotion, and it works. So this is the idea. Finalizing it so that everytime you get little, some little friction, you don't fall apart. So little tying up, so that things don't fall apart very easily, alright? Nothing else. The biggest mistake humanity made was, they started saying marriages are made in heaven. That's why it's such a mess. Much done here. If you see, marriages are made between us. And we took responsibility for who we are, or we could've made it work. The damn thing is made in heaven. Not suitable here because it's alien stuff. Everything is a mess because you think it's made elsewhere, by somebody else. If you understand it's made by you for your well being, to fulfil your needs and your purposes so that you can go through this journey of life with least amount of trouble and friction, then you would handle it more responsibly. Isn't it?

Transcript: So, your mother, your grandmother, how they made good wives. Largely it was believed the way to a man's...

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... heart is through his stomach. Now today your husband will call Uber Eats and whatever quick picks and this and that and Swiggy and whatever. Alright? So you can't make a good wife based on how your grandmother became a good wife. You can't become a good wife based on how your mother became a good wife. Situations have changed, expectations have changed. It's not in the stomach anymore. For some it's gone up into the head, for some it's gone further south. Yes? And, according to contemporary needs, not how your grandmother did her marriage. You can't do it that way because expectations and situations have completely altered themselves. So if you hold somebody who is your friend, and who is your need. You must understand. You're in this relationship because you need. Maybe the other person also needs, but that's from their side. As far as you are concerned, you made this relationship because you need it badly. Isn't it? If you understand, and you're always grateful for this, that somebody is fulfilling all your need, you would handle it well. You wouldn't make a misery out of it. But now you think somebody else needs you, then you'll make a mess out of it. So, you don't do that. Essentially, what husband and wife means is, because you are not geared. Most people are not geared. Very few people in this world are geared to make this journey of life all by themselves. They're organized enough within themselves, totally. They never feel anything missing in their life because they have made themselves like that. But, most people need somebody else to lean on. Either emotionally, psychologically. There are needs in a human being. Physical needs, psychological needs, emotional needs. Maybe, social needs, economic needs, variety of needs. To fulfil these needs, you want to find one person that you can depend on. Because it's very difficult, you want to find one person with whom you can share everything that you have. Your body, mind, emotion, and it works. So this is the idea. Finalizing it so that everytime you get little, some little friction, you don't fall apart. So little tying up, so that things don't fall apart very easily, alright? Nothing else. The biggest mistake humanity made was, they started saying marriages are made in heaven. That's why it's such a mess. Much done here. If you see, marriages are made between us. And we took responsibility for who we are, or we could've made it work. The damn thing is made in heaven. Not suitable here because it's alien stuff. Everything is a mess because you think it's made elsewhere, by somebody else. If you understand it's made by you for your well being, to fulfil your needs and your purposes so that you can go through this journey of life with least amount of trouble and friction, then you would handle it more responsibly. Isn't it?

July 1, 2020

4:06

How important is marriage? Are you confused about marriage?

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

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

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

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

June 21, 2020

3:49

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

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

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

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

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

March 31, 2020

14:24

How To Convince My Parents For An Inter-Caste Marriage?

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells us about the basis on caste system in India, and why people preferred marrying within the same caste. He also shares about how he got married, and how he announced it to everyone!

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells us about the basis on caste system in India, and why people preferred marrying within...

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... the same caste. He also shares about how he got married, and how he announced it to everyone!

January 4, 2020

5:56

Will building Walls solve Migration Issue?

Synopsis: Instead of Inclusiveness, the World today is becoming increasingly "Closed" as Nations restrict movement of people in order to protect themselves from large scale migration issues. While Nations cannot have an open, porous border and allow everyone in, but will building Walls solve the problem? Sadhguru provides an insightful solution during a Q&A session with Francis Gurry- Director General, World...

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... Intellectual Property Rights on the occasion of World Yoga Day at UN

Synopsis: Instead of Inclusiveness, the World today is becoming increasingly "Closed" as Nations restrict movement...

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... of people in order to protect themselves from large scale migration issues. While Nations cannot have an open, porous border and allow everyone in, but will building Walls solve the problem? Sadhguru provides an insightful solution during a Q&A session with Francis Gurry- Director General, World Intellectual Property Rights on the occasion of World Yoga Day at UN

October 24, 2019

05:27

Why are menstruating women discriminated in India?

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells us the 'real' reason why traditionally in India, women were given a break for 3 days, during the time that she was menstruating. This was something which was done for her well-being, but over a period of time it has become a process of discrimination.

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells us the 'real' reason why traditionally in India, women were given a break for 3 days,...

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... during the time that she was menstruating. This was something which was done for her well-being, but over a period of time it has become a process of discrimination.

July 29, 2019

3:59

How can Yoga reduce human conflicts?

Synopsis: What is Yoga? Can it help reduce human conflicts and create better world? Addressing a huge gathering at UN assembly Hall, Geneva, Sadhguru explains how Yoga creates Inclusiveness and is a technology to obliterate individual boundaries. Once you are Inclusive by nature, all conflicts end....

Synopsis: What is Yoga? Can it help reduce human conflicts and create better world? Addressing a huge gathering...

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... at UN assembly Hall, Geneva, Sadhguru explains how Yoga creates Inclusiveness and is a technology to obliterate individual boundaries. Once you are Inclusive by nature, all conflicts end....

July 19, 2019

07:47

Does The Design Of A Building Affect Me?

Synopsis: The ancient Indian architecture exudes amazing aesthetics, and one aspect of this is Geometry. Today, we copy everything that is Western, from architecture to the color of our hair - just because we think that is superior. In the physical world, the most important aspect is geometric perfection. Sadhguru says that Architecture is about dwellings and usable structures that we build, and they must find...

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... a way in the rest of the creation. So, instead of focusing on new materials, we should focus on moving to more sensible geometry in the world.

Synopsis: The ancient Indian architecture exudes amazing aesthetics, and one aspect of this is Geometry. Today,...

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... we copy everything that is Western, from architecture to the color of our hair - just because we think that is superior. In the physical world, the most important aspect is geometric perfection. Sadhguru says that Architecture is about dwellings and usable structures that we build, and they must find a way in the rest of the creation. So, instead of focusing on new materials, we should focus on moving to more sensible geometry in the world.

January 23, 2019

21:55

Why Can’t I Have Multiple Partners?

Synopsis: In our society why is it considered inappropriate to have multiple partners? What are the social and spiritual implications if one has multiple partners?  Sadhguru explains that in older times more Men died than Women. So, in all societies the ratio of Male to Female was skewed, and to fulfill the basic human needs the society ended up with a Man having multiple partners. However, today, the ratio...

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... is balanced and if the society allows multiple partners, it will create a lot of issues. Because for many people there basic needs will not get fulfilled, and the animal instincts will take over. Sadhguru also explains - at a more fundamental level, at our core is an energy framework or an evolutionary memory framework. So, those wanting to raise to a higher level, need to maintain the integrity of this framework. So, you don't want to open your body to anyone else, especially not to multiple partners. That's why in almost all cultures those on spiritual path would become monks.

Synopsis: In our society why is it considered inappropriate to have multiple partners? What are the social and...

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... spiritual implications if one has multiple partners?  Sadhguru explains that in older times more Men died than Women. So, in all societies the ratio of Male to Female was skewed, and to fulfill the basic human needs the society ended up with a Man having multiple partners. However, today, the ratio is balanced and if the society allows multiple partners, it will create a lot of issues. Because for many people there basic needs will not get fulfilled, and the animal instincts will take over. Sadhguru also explains - at a more fundamental level, at our core is an energy framework or an evolutionary memory framework. So, those wanting to raise to a higher level, need to maintain the integrity of this framework. So, you don't want to open your body to anyone else, especially not to multiple partners. That's why in almost all cultures those on spiritual path would become monks.

December 27, 2018

6:49

Is Virtual Reality A Threat To Humans?

Synopsis: No technology is harmful. It's the state of human mind that will determine if technology is useful or harmful. Because we are in a compulsive mode, we don't know when to start and when to stop. So, the problem is not technology, the issue is of compulsiveness - or absence of consciousness. So, any technology, virtual reality or artificial intelligence, is never harmful - the question is if we will...

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... use it compulsively, or consciously. So, the important thing is not to hold back technology, but to make human beings more conscious in their functioning.

Synopsis: No technology is harmful. It's the state of human mind that will determine if technology is useful or...

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... harmful. Because we are in a compulsive mode, we don't know when to start and when to stop. So, the problem is not technology, the issue is of compulsiveness - or absence of consciousness. So, any technology, virtual reality or artificial intelligence, is never harmful - the question is if we will use it compulsively, or consciously. So, the important thing is not to hold back technology, but to make human beings more conscious in their functioning.

November 4, 2018

10:12

Will Artificial Intelligence Take Away Our Jobs?

Synopsis: Sadhguru was intrigued as to why he is invited to Artificial Intelligence conferences. When he asked - they said, they are worried that  once this technology becomes mainstream, they will have nothing to do! Accumulation, analysis and projection of information will no more be valuable - because the machines will do it better. So, knowledge and professions as we know it today, will become meaningless...

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... in the next few years. Sadhguru explains, that intellect is only one dimension of human intelligence - it is time for human beings to explore the other dimensions.

Synopsis: Sadhguru was intrigued as to why he is invited to Artificial Intelligence conferences. When he asked...

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... - they said, they are worried that  once this technology becomes mainstream, they will have nothing to do! Accumulation, analysis and projection of information will no more be valuable - because the machines will do it better. So, knowledge and professions as we know it today, will become meaningless in the next few years. Sadhguru explains, that intellect is only one dimension of human intelligence - it is time for human beings to explore the other dimensions.

November 2, 2018

9:45

How Did Gandhi Become A Mahatma?

Synopsis: People whom we historically consider as great - Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Mahatama Gandhi - they were living with a limited identity, and for some reason or an event, they broke their limited identity and identified with the larger process. Sadhguru tells us about the incident that triggered this change in Mahatma Gandhi's life. There has never been another man on the planet who moved such...

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... a large number of people with such simple ways.

Synopsis: People whom we historically consider as great - Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King, Mahatama Gandhi -...

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... they were living with a limited identity, and for some reason or an event, they broke their limited identity and identified with the larger process. Sadhguru tells us about the incident that triggered this change in Mahatma Gandhi's life. There has never been another man on the planet who moved such a large number of people with such simple ways.

October 2, 2018

3:16

What are the qualities of a good teacher?

In the Indian culture we say "acharya devo bhava" - that means 'teacher is like god'! Even in contemporary time, though all knowledge is available on the internet, still teacher has a significant role to play in the nurturing of a child. The kind of influence the child goes through in the first 15 years, will determine the kind of human being that the child will turn out to be. The qualities of a good teacher - intelligence, integrity and inspiration!

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September 4, 2020

5 min read

How Can We End Violence?

Almost all aspects in our lives today have become violent. Today's movies, video games, most of the toys, our music, dance, the very culture is becoming violent. It is natural that it will come on the street. Sadhguru says - "because the violence is within the human being. That is the violence that needs to be attended to". If the enormous energy of a human being is not channelized, they will end up performing violent acts. This is the significance of yoga - through which individuals can learn to harness their energies to reach their ultimate potential. It is only through individual transformation that violence will end in the society.

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December 24, 2019

3 min read

Are Superstitions Pseudo Science?

Is there no truth in superstitions? Not necessarily. They do have some scientific basis, but it has got distorted over a period of time. Unfortunately today we believe that if something comes from West, it is science, if it comes from East, it is superstition. Sadhguru says - "Everything – from how you should sit, stand and eat – was designed according to what is best for human wellbeing".

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November 27, 2019

3 min read

Should I Get My Child Vaccinated?

Many people today are advocating against getting your child vaccinated. In fact, anti-vaccination campaigns are gaining momentum, especially in developed societies. So, is it essential to get my child vaccinated? I am not comfortable injecting so many chemicals into my child. Sadhguru suggests that vaccines are definitely necessary, but perhaps the kind of vaccines and the spectrum that is being administered today may not be necessary. So what is the solution - Sadhguru suggests a pragmatic approach.

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October 3, 2019

4 min read

Why is Water Considered Spiritually Significant in India?

Soil becomes food, food becomes a body, and the body becomes soil again. It is the memory that is carried in the seed that makes soil into food and food into a body. And with a certain control over thought, emotions and energies, you can exert a tremendous amount of influence in the body - to a point where everything about the body can change. Our body constitutes about 65% of water, and today there is scientific evidence that with a thought and emotion, the molecular structure of water can be altered. So, without any chemical change, depending on the kind of memory the water carries, the same water, can either become a poison or an elixir of life!

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July 29, 2019

5 min read

How Can India Become Prosperous?

Sadhguru shares a simple model to double India's farmers income, which can catapult Indian economy! He shares that the two biggest challenges for Indian farmers are investment in irrigation, and lack of negotiating power in the market. To address these - he suggests farmers coming together into Farmer-Producer Organizations (FPO) with minimum 10,000 acres of land. Private sector can establish community micro-irrigation for groups of farmers on chargeable basis. Another opportunity for private sector is to convert 'filth to wealth' - using  36 billion liters of sewage from India’s cities and towns, we can micro-irrigate 6 to 9 million hectares. For corporate sector, this is an investment with very substantial returns, both financially and in terms of providing millions of human beings with a life of dignity and prosperity.

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July 28, 2019

7 min read

Is Humanity Headed for Crisis? Is Yoga the Solution?

Yoga essentially means to start relaxing your boundaries, to become inclusive. Right now, the biggest irony is, that the two wonderful instruments that a human being is endowed with, body and mind - have turned against your own wellbeing! Through yoga, this can be reversed and they can work for you. The current generation, unlike the previous generations, puts every aspect of their life on social media. When they are so willing, this is an opportune time for transformation. But this window will last only for the next 15-20 years. And this is absolutely essential, otherwise, it is estimated that with nothing to do, more than 90% of the population will go on chemicals; in another 70 years of time, 50% of the population may commit suicide!

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June 20, 2019

9 min read

Religion and Technology – What Will it Lead To?

It is only man that inflicts evil upon another man - not any other force. Over ages, it has been done over various reasons, usually economic or egoistic. But when people start believing that they are fighting for their god, there is no looking back. When your belief and my belief don't agree, then clash is inevitable. One very important aspect is that religion should be an individual pursuit - it can not be a national or a global agenda. Unless this is done, a large part of humanity could suffer, because of the empowerment that today's technology provides. We have to use these technological advancements to bring about a positive change.

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June 4, 2019

5 min read

Why investment in raising Human Conciousness is critical?

To raise human consciousness and bring about individual transformation and Wellbeing, much investment  is needed in creating necessary infrastructure. Sadhguru explains why turning inwards is the only long lasting solution to achieve well being.

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January 28, 2019

5 min read

What can India do to bring about World Harmony and Individual Wellbeing?

In a Q&A session, Sadhguru explains the essence of Indian Culture and how, in a world, driven with conflicts and crisis, the ancient Yogic sciences can lead the way for individual transformation. We just need willingness to learn and apply these profound technologies to create an ecstatic and balanced inner situation.

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January 26, 2019

10 min read

Will Future Technology Destroy Human Beings?

Sadhguru tells us that in the next few years machines will start doing everything that human beings are doing out of their psychological and intellectual capabilities. Contrary to popular view that it will be a bane for humanity - Sadhguru says that it will be a big boon. Because it is only then, that human beings will strive to explore the deeper dimensions of who they are. And they will start to explore a dimension beyond memory. Only once the survival aspects are taken care of, which the technology is going to, human beings will start investing into consciousness. He tells us that as there are technologies for outer well being, there are also technologies for inner well being.

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December 24, 2018

5 min read

Can Playing Sports Build a Nation?

Can a simple act of playing sports build a nation? Why is there a game, every time in every Isha program across the world? What really happens when one plays a sport? Are the benefits beyond the physical fitness? Sadhguru elaborates on these aspects in this article.

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December 7, 2018

6 min read

What is Vidyarambham?

In the Indian culture, education of a child is always started after a certain process, called 'Vidyarambham'. This is so, so that before a child is empowered, in some way it is brought into the life of the child that he feels a certain responsibility for everything in the existence. This is important, otherwise intelligence will work against humanity. Sadhguru tells us, that it is only because the intelligent people in the world have co-operated, that today we have the most violent ways to destroy humanity, enabling a violent man to kill millions.

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October 19, 2018

3 min read

Are We Alienating People From North East India?

Sadhguru says, this feeling of alienation will go away in the next five years. After India's independence, it was a conscious decision to not industrialize the North East region of India, to preserve the pristine nature and the native culture. To a certain extent this resulted in a feeling of alienation. But today, because of technology, everyone aspires to Western ways of life. Now, the government is putting infrastructure in place in North East, and soon, rest of India will be visiting all over the North East, and the feeling of alienation will go away.

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October 18, 2018

2 min read

What Should Be Modern India’s Architecture?

The ancient Indian architecture exudes amazing aesthetics, and one aspect of this is Geometry. Today, we copy everything that is Western, from architecture to the color of our hair - just because we think that is superior. In the physical world, the most important aspect is geometric perfection. Sadhguru says that Architecture is about dwellings and usable structures that we build, and they must find a way in the rest of the creation. So, instead of focusing on new materials, we should focus on moving to more sensible geometry in the world.

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October 12, 2018

3 min read

Why The Current Education System Is Limited?

Sadhguru says that the current education system has become like an industrial process, churning out products. It is conditioning the mind to look at everything in a very limited way. He says - "You will see all those people who are using their intellect and think they are doing great will become irrelevant in the next ten to fifteen years’ time because everything that you can do by gathering data and analyzing it is going to become irrelevant". Sadhguru suggests that there are other ways of doing education, in a way that it develops the body and mind to the fullest extent.

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October 9, 2018

3 min read

Why Do I Find My Education Pointless?

Our education system was built for obedience to provide clerks for her majesty's service. A fundamental change needs to come in the education policy. Not every child needs to go into academic education. Few can do that, and other need to learn other skills, for their own well-being and for the well-being of the society at large. But right now, if a farmer takes his child to the field, then he can be arrested for child labor! Then how will the skill of farming get passed on? Who will grow our food in the next generation? So structural changes in education system are needed.

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September 27, 2018

5 min read

Gautam Gambhir – Whats The Significance Of Standing Up For Our National Anthem?

Most people these days do not participate in Republic Day parade, or attend any flag hoisting event on Independence Day. The current state of the world is such that the largest segment of humanity that can be addressed is a nation. And a nation is not god-given idea. It is people. So unless the people are inspired into a strong sense of nationhood, the nation can not prosper. The anthem is a way to express and achieve the same.

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September 22, 2018

4 min read

Why Are There So Many Rapes Happening In Our Society?

This complex issue needs to be looked at carefully. Is bringing harsher punishment, like hanging a solution? What is the fundamental reason for such cases to be on the rise? In this article Sadhguru gets to the core of this - and dissects both the physiological and sociological aspects leading to such inhuman acts.

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September 17, 2018

5 min read

Abhinav Bindra – How Can India Become A Sporting Nation?

You can not play a game without involvement - and involvement is the essence of life. And this aspect needs to come into everybody's life. Since 65% of India's population lives in the villages, for India to become a sporting nation - the rural masses have to get involved in sports. Sadhguru requests the senior sports-persons to help bring sport to rural India.

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September 16, 2018

2 min read

How Can We Transform Indian Farming?

The basis of human civilization is its ability to do agriculture. Transforming mud into food is agriculture. India has over 12,000 years of history of doing agriculture. Sadhguru tells us - around 300 years ago, India was the most industrialized nation on the planet. It is only when the British destroyed it, that people moved into agriculture for subsistence. At the time of independence 77% of the population was into agriculture, and still about 60%. This is an inefficient way - and we need to move them into other trades, crafts and skills. Because in the last 50 years, farmers have moved from subsistence farming to cash crops, their nourishment levels of dropped alarmingly - this is a serious concern. So, organized agriculture at large scale is needed on priority.

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September 15, 2018

7 min read

Ayushmann Khurrana – What is the Best Political Position – Left, Right or Center?

Ayushmann Khurrana: Namaskaram Sadhguru ji. This is Ayushmann Khurrana. I am a very politically aware person and India is politically in a very vulnerable space because it is a pluralistic society – we have so many cultures, religions, regions, caste, color, creed. I firmly believe that both extreme right wing and left wing are dangerous. My political standing is probably the center. So, what do you think is the correct stand? Where should we go from here because we are in a tricky situation right now?

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August 26, 2018

4 min read

Virender Sehwag – What is the Basis of Caste System in India? Is it Still Relevant?

Virender Sehwag: Namaskaram Sadhguru! I want to know the truth about our Indian caste system. How can we ensure more inclusiveness and equality? Sadhguru: In ancient times, by maintaining a caste system, skills were transmitted from generation to generation. This was needed for the society to function. Today, the transfer of skill does not happen through family - so the caste system has no relevance anymore. Also, some people have started thinking they are superior to others - and terrible things have been done to a few people. Just abolishing the caste system won't work; but there is a way out - through state provided social security.

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August 25, 2018

3 min read

Are Traditions Important?

All traditions sprout from an inner experience. In order to share it with others, it becomes a system, then a tradition. Tradition sometimes becomes a religion and sometimes many other things. In India, to preserve the purity of what was transmitted, a tradition of oral transmission was followed, called the Guru-Shishya Paramparya. Tradition per se is not important; it is only a means for the current generation to experience some glorious experience what was the genesis of the tradition. Traditions get distorted over a period of time. Any tradition that does not work, will get demolished. If you can bring the original experience back to people, they will anyway preserve it.

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June 16, 2018

4 min read

Earth Day – Can Meditation Save the Earth?

The economics of our contemporary society is such, that if we succeed, we will fail. It is like the man cutting the branch of the tree on which he is sitting. We now understand that life on Earth is interconnected in a very complex structure, and is not independent transactions. Our body itself is built from Earth, it is just a piece of Earth, through the food that we consume. So, life is happening as one, it's only psychologically we feel separate, but physiologically it is happening as one. When we meditate, especially if the leaderships meditates, you will experience that you are not separate from each other. Once that happens taking care of Earth is a natural consequence.

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April 21, 2018

2 min read

Do I Have To Be Cunning To Be Successful?

Have you ever been in a dilemma - if I am not cunning, will I make it in contemporary society? Because those who are, seem to be making it faster. Sadhguru tells us that in some situations, you can not get away from being cunning, like when negotiating between two nations. But to work smoothly in the society, most important is that you create a confidence in everyone, that they can trust your integrity. It is true that you can make some money by being cunning, but is it worth the amount of effort needed in your mind? To live in ease, you must create an atmosphere of trust around you. Sadhguru also shares his profound wisdom, on what really is life's takeaway!

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April 18, 2018

5 min read

Why Do Married Indian Women Wear Kumkum?

Every material has a certain property. Some of them will gather and retain energy easier than others. So, if you keep them in an energized space, they will gather and retain those energies. Vibhuti, kumkum and to some extent sandal paste are such material. Kukum is made out of turmeric powder and lime. Chemical kumkums are of no use. In the Indian culture, a woman wearing kumkum is used as a certain symbolism, to indicate that she is married.

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January 18, 2018

3 min read

What are the qualities of a good teacher?

In the Indian culture we say "acharya devo bhava" - that…

September 4, 2020

5 min read

How Can We End Violence?

Almost all aspects in our lives today have become violent. Today's…

December 24, 2019

3 min read

Are Superstitions Pseudo Science?

Is there no truth in superstitions? Not necessarily. They do have…

November 27, 2019

3 min read

Should I Get My Child Vaccinated?

Many people today are advocating against getting your child vaccinated. In…

October 3, 2019

4 min read

Why is Water Considered Spiritually Significant in India?

Soil becomes food, food becomes a body, and the body becomes…

July 29, 2019

5 min read

How Can India Become Prosperous?

Sadhguru shares a simple model to double India's farmers income, which…

July 28, 2019

7 min read

Is Humanity Headed for Crisis? Is Yoga the Solution?

Yoga essentially means to start relaxing your boundaries, to become inclusive.…

June 20, 2019

9 min read

Religion and Technology – What Will it Lead To?

It is only man that inflicts evil upon another man -…

June 4, 2019

5 min read

Why investment in raising Human Conciousness is critical?

To raise human consciousness and bring about individual transformation and Wellbeing,…

January 28, 2019

5 min read

What can India do to bring about World Harmony and Individual Wellbeing?

In a Q&A session, Sadhguru explains the essence of Indian Culture…

January 26, 2019

10 min read

Will Future Technology Destroy Human Beings?

Sadhguru tells us that in the next few years machines will…

December 24, 2018

5 min read

Can Playing Sports Build a Nation?

Can a simple act of playing sports build a nation? Why…

December 7, 2018

6 min read

What is Vidyarambham?

In the Indian culture, education of a child is always started…

October 19, 2018

3 min read

Are We Alienating People From North East India?

Sadhguru says, this feeling of alienation will go away in the…

October 18, 2018

2 min read

What Should Be Modern India’s Architecture?

The ancient Indian architecture exudes amazing aesthetics, and one aspect of…

October 12, 2018

3 min read

Why The Current Education System Is Limited?

Sadhguru says that the current education system has become like an…

October 9, 2018

3 min read

Why Do I Find My Education Pointless?

Our education system was built for obedience to provide clerks for…

September 27, 2018

5 min read

Gautam Gambhir – Whats The Significance Of Standing Up For Our National Anthem?

Most people these days do not participate in Republic Day parade,…

September 22, 2018

4 min read

Why Are There So Many Rapes Happening In Our Society?

This complex issue needs to be looked at carefully. Is bringing…

September 17, 2018

5 min read

Abhinav Bindra – How Can India Become A Sporting Nation?

You can not play a game without involvement - and involvement…

September 16, 2018

2 min read

How Can We Transform Indian Farming?

The basis of human civilization is its ability to do agriculture.…

September 15, 2018

7 min read

Ayushmann Khurrana – What is the Best Political Position – Left, Right or Center?

Ayushmann Khurrana: Namaskaram Sadhguru ji. This is Ayushmann Khurrana. I am…

August 26, 2018

4 min read

Virender Sehwag – What is the Basis of Caste System in India? Is it Still Relevant?

Virender Sehwag: Namaskaram Sadhguru! I want to know the truth about…

August 25, 2018

3 min read

Are Traditions Important?

All traditions sprout from an inner experience. In order to share…

June 16, 2018

4 min read

Earth Day – Can Meditation Save the Earth?

The economics of our contemporary society is such, that if we…

April 21, 2018

2 min read

Do I Have To Be Cunning To Be Successful?

Have you ever been in a dilemma - if I am…

April 18, 2018

5 min read

Why Do Married Indian Women Wear Kumkum?

Every material has a certain property. Some of them will gather…

January 18, 2018

3 min read

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