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Anything wrong with having multiple partners?

Transcript: Sadhguru, my next question for you is, why can't one husband be with multiple women? And one woman, or a wife, can be with multiple husbands in today's society among consenting adults. And what impact do these people have when they're involved in such relationships? See, this is a certain framework of, not just of bone and muscle and flesh, there is a certain energy framework. Only because of that...

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... it takes in a certain form. See, if you eat mangoes everyday, and let's say a cow eats mangoes everyday. At some point, will you or the cow get confused whether you're a cow or a human being? Or will the cow get confused? Such a thing never happens because there is a clear-cut inner framework, to which flesh and blood is added. But there is a framework, an evolutionary memory framework is there. It never gets broken, isn't it? So in this framework, how strong you keep this framework, how much integrity is there to this energy framework will determine many things about your life. Many aspects of your life. Especially if you want to raise this life to another level of function, it's very important you maintain this integrity. This is why, irrespective of which religion, which spiritual process, if people want to raise themselves to a certain point, first thing they will talk about is becoming monks or brahmacharis or sanyasis. Because the idea is to create such a level of integrity that this is a whole life by itself. That is doesn't lean on anything else for support. Either for physical wellbeing, or emotion wellbeing, or psychological companionship, it doesn't lean on anything. It stands by itself because you want to take it somewhere else. If you want normal function, these things are not necessary. Now you want to become a rocket which breaks through a certain dimension of space, now you need to be in a different level of force and integrity otherwise it'll crack up. So you don't want to open your body to anything. And especially opening to multiple partners has its own negativity in that context. How much pain. You look at Draupadi's life, how much volatility, how much pain, how much suffering she went through in her life. And how much pain and suffering she caused because of her anger and jealousy and whatever else. So these things happen for variety of reasons, you can't blame everything on that aspect. But that aspect also has a say in these aspects because you're opening up your memory body, your energetic body which is essentially ruled by memory, to variety of memories. This will cause a whole lot of turmoil within the system which could affect that life and many other lives. So Draupadi's life is in a way a sample for that. See, body is the front-end for every other creature on this planet. The only reason this creature is dominating this planet is not because we have the best body. You're not comparable to an elephant, or a tiger, or anything for that matter. You're not even as good as a buffalo. Yes. In terms of strength and physical prowess, you're nowehre comparable. This is dominant because of its intelligence, this is dominant because of its consciousness. But right now, we're creating a world where your biology is the front-end of your life.

Transcript: Sadhguru, my next question for you is, why can't one husband be with multiple women? And one woman, or...

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... a wife, can be with multiple husbands in today's society among consenting adults. And what impact do these people have when they're involved in such relationships? See, this is a certain framework of, not just of bone and muscle and flesh, there is a certain energy framework. Only because of that it takes in a certain form. See, if you eat mangoes everyday, and let's say a cow eats mangoes everyday. At some point, will you or the cow get confused whether you're a cow or a human being? Or will the cow get confused? Such a thing never happens because there is a clear-cut inner framework, to which flesh and blood is added. But there is a framework, an evolutionary memory framework is there. It never gets broken, isn't it? So in this framework, how strong you keep this framework, how much integrity is there to this energy framework will determine many things about your life. Many aspects of your life. Especially if you want to raise this life to another level of function, it's very important you maintain this integrity. This is why, irrespective of which religion, which spiritual process, if people want to raise themselves to a certain point, first thing they will talk about is becoming monks or brahmacharis or sanyasis. Because the idea is to create such a level of integrity that this is a whole life by itself. That is doesn't lean on anything else for support. Either for physical wellbeing, or emotion wellbeing, or psychological companionship, it doesn't lean on anything. It stands by itself because you want to take it somewhere else. If you want normal function, these things are not necessary. Now you want to become a rocket which breaks through a certain dimension of space, now you need to be in a different level of force and integrity otherwise it'll crack up. So you don't want to open your body to anything. And especially opening to multiple partners has its own negativity in that context. How much pain. You look at Draupadi's life, how much volatility, how much pain, how much suffering she went through in her life. And how much pain and suffering she caused because of her anger and jealousy and whatever else. So these things happen for variety of reasons, you can't blame everything on that aspect. But that aspect also has a say in these aspects because you're opening up your memory body, your energetic body which is essentially ruled by memory, to variety of memories. This will cause a whole lot of turmoil within the system which could affect that life and many other lives. So Draupadi's life is in a way a sample for that. See, body is the front-end for every other creature on this planet. The only reason this creature is dominating this planet is not because we have the best body. You're not comparable to an elephant, or a tiger, or anything for that matter. You're not even as good as a buffalo. Yes. In terms of strength and physical prowess, you're nowehre comparable. This is dominant because of its intelligence, this is dominant because of its consciousness. But right now, we're creating a world where your biology is the front-end of your life.

May 12, 2021

3:55

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

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

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

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

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

May 7, 2021

6:56

Can spirituality help get rid of corruption? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Anupam Kher | #4

Synopsis: I feel very proud to be an Indian. And I’m sure a lot of people feel. But corruption bothers me. And I’m sure you also spoke about it. Do you think spirituality can help get rid of corruption to some extent?

Synopsis: I feel very proud to be an Indian. And I’m sure a lot of people feel....

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... But corruption bothers me. And I’m sure you also spoke about it. Do you think spirituality can help get rid of corruption to some extent?

May 7, 2021

10:45

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

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

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

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

May 7, 2021

1:21

Is it ethical to use animals for testing? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw | #9

Synopsis: Hi, my name is Poorti. I am in my final year of biotechnology and listening to your talk, I have many questions. But for now I will just want to ask one. From what I’ve studied, from what I’ve read, biotechnology is here today because of animals such as mice and microorganisms such as bacteria. But do you think that it is ethical to use these organisms, which help...

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... us so much, and kill them? We are here today thanks to them. Thanks to those small creatures. And testing on those, we are here today. But is it an ethical thing to do?

Synopsis: Hi, my name is Poorti. I am in my final year of biotechnology and listening...

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... to your talk, I have many questions. But for now I will just want to ask one. From what I’ve studied, from what I’ve read, biotechnology is here today because of animals such as mice and microorganisms such as bacteria. But do you think that it is ethical to use these organisms, which help us so much, and kill them? We are here today thanks to them. Thanks to those small creatures. And testing on those, we are here today. But is it an ethical thing to do?

May 6, 2021

6:14

Is technology bringing discontentment? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw | #8

Synopsis: You talked about technology and we know that technology, of course, also raises aspirations. And I remember, we grew up at a time when we didn’t have phones, we didn't have televisions. We were very content with small things. We drove around in an ambassador car, we were lucky if we had a landline. And if we aspired for a telephone and we got a landline after three...

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... years, we were very happy and content. If we got a premium padmini after the ambassador, we were very content. But today things are so different. It’s a great transformation that we’re seeing in our country. You know, you can choose any model you want of cars, smartphones. And yet, we see that technology and aspirations are almost proportionate to discontentment. Do you feel it is true?

Synopsis: You talked about technology and we know that technology, of course, also...

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... raises aspirations. And I remember, we grew up at a time when we didn’t have phones, we didn't have televisions. We were very content with small things. We drove around in an ambassador car, we were lucky if we had a landline. And if we aspired for a telephone and we got a landline after three years, we were very happy and content. If we got a premium padmini after the ambassador, we were very content. But today things are so different. It’s a great transformation that we’re seeing in our country. You know, you can choose any model you want of cars, smartphones. And yet, we see that technology and aspirations are almost proportionate to discontentment. Do you feel it is true?

May 6, 2021

6:03

How do we get a sense of civic-mindedness in our society? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw | #7

Synopsis: We’re all so bothered about the decay that we are seeing in the city. Everything is looking shabby, you know, we’re seeing debris all over the place, we’re seeing polluted lakes, we’re seeing a lot of problems in this city. And everything has to do with us. We can’t keep sort of asking the government to do everything. I mean, after all, if it’s Swachh Bharat...

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... which is what we’re all really, really committed to. We all sort of accepted the fact that by 2020 India must become a clean country, we must have zero open defecation. Everyone, I mean there’s no debate on that. And yet, three years later if you look at what actually we’re doing. We’re not changing our habits, we still keep chucking litter all over the place, we pollute our lakes. Nobody seems to have any civic sense in this country. So how do we get a sense of civic-mindedness in our society? It’s very difficult. Many of us try to do it but we finally give up. You know, today we are taking pictures of people parking on footpaths, which shouldn’t happen. We’ve tried all kinds of things, we made apps, we send it here, send it there. At the end of the day you almost just give up. How do we deal with all these issues?

Synopsis: We’re all so bothered about the decay that we are seeing in the city....

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... Everything is looking shabby, you know, we’re seeing debris all over the place, we’re seeing polluted lakes, we’re seeing a lot of problems in this city. And everything has to do with us. We can’t keep sort of asking the government to do everything. I mean, after all, if it’s Swachh Bharat which is what we’re all really, really committed to. We all sort of accepted the fact that by 2020 India must become a clean country, we must have zero open defecation. Everyone, I mean there’s no debate on that. And yet, three years later if you look at what actually we’re doing. We’re not changing our habits, we still keep chucking litter all over the place, we pollute our lakes. Nobody seems to have any civic sense in this country. So how do we get a sense of civic-mindedness in our society? It’s very difficult. Many of us try to do it but we finally give up. You know, today we are taking pictures of people parking on footpaths, which shouldn’t happen. We’ve tried all kinds of things, we made apps, we send it here, send it there. At the end of the day you almost just give up. How do we deal with all these issues?

May 6, 2021

8:31

Gender bias in society | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw | #2

Synopsis: You know, I want to raise a very important subject, which has always worried me a lot. And that is about the very, very serious gender-bias that we have in society, across the world but I want to focus on our own country. You know I just want to say that, let me tell you, as a woman, I’m very proud to be a woman in this country but, I think I know what this gender...

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... bias is about. Because right from the time I was born, I have seen this gender-bias in society. And I really want to discuss this with you Sadhguru ji because I really think it’s very important for me to, you know, understand from you about certain things that have always been of concern to me as a woman because I remember my mother telling me, when I was born, that my parents were overjoyed. My late grandmother, you know, that is my father’s mother, my late father’s mother, was deeply disappointed. The first child born in the family was a girl child. And my mother told me that she didn’t even come and visit me for a whole day. And yet, my grandmother, as I grew up, you know started respecting me and admiring me for some of the work I was doing. I remember when I came back from Australia, she looked up to me and she said, you know your father doesn’t have two sons and a daughter, he has three sons. So even in that, even though I was achieving so much, she saw that strength in me as being a male. As being a man in a, you know, woman’s body kind of thing. So I just feel this problem that we have in society is real. I mean, let’s not hide away from the fact, in Indian society, as much as we want to basically try and behave there is gender equity, there isn’t. There is a lot of gender bias. I know that we are a strange society. On one hand we, of course, revere goddesses as powerful goddesses. And yet we have wisdom and wealth as female gods. We have durga, kali as powerful iconic symbols. And yet, on earth, we don’t pay that same respect to women.

Synopsis: You know, I want to raise a very important subject, which has always...

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... worried me a lot. And that is about the very, very serious gender-bias that we have in society, across the world but I want to focus on our own country. You know I just want to say that, let me tell you, as a woman, I’m very proud to be a woman in this country but, I think I know what this gender bias is about. Because right from the time I was born, I have seen this gender-bias in society. And I really want to discuss this with you Sadhguru ji because I really think it’s very important for me to, you know, understand from you about certain things that have always been of concern to me as a woman because I remember my mother telling me, when I was born, that my parents were overjoyed. My late grandmother, you know, that is my father’s mother, my late father’s mother, was deeply disappointed. The first child born in the family was a girl child. And my mother told me that she didn’t even come and visit me for a whole day. And yet, my grandmother, as I grew up, you know started respecting me and admiring me for some of the work I was doing. I remember when I came back from Australia, she looked up to me and she said, you know your father doesn’t have two sons and a daughter, he has three sons. So even in that, even though I was achieving so much, she saw that strength in me as being a male. As being a man in a, you know, woman’s body kind of thing. So I just feel this problem that we have in society is real. I mean, let’s not hide away from the fact, in Indian society, as much as we want to basically try and behave there is gender equity, there isn’t. There is a lot of gender bias. I know that we are a strange society. On one hand we, of course, revere goddesses as powerful goddesses. And yet we have wisdom and wealth as female gods. We have durga, kali as powerful iconic symbols. And yet, on earth, we don’t pay that same respect to women.

May 6, 2021

18:45

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

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

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

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

May 4, 2021

7:12

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

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

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

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

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

May 4, 2021

7:10

Sabyasachi, have you ever faced criticism? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #19

Synopsis: Namaskaram Sadhguru, namaskaram Sabyasachi. I yet have to meet anyone I know who does not like your designs. But yet I would like to ask you, have you faced criticism? And what was that? And how did you handle it?

Synopsis: Namaskaram Sadhguru, namaskaram Sabyasachi. I yet have to meet anyone...

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... I know who does not like your designs. But yet I would like to ask you, have you faced criticism? And what was that? And how did you handle it?

April 29, 2021

4:07

Plastic surgery | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #18

Synopsis: ...

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...It’s about plastic surgery and yoga. So what I wanted to find out was, my cousin said that with the type of cesarean I had, to do plastic surgery in order to cut off the excess fat. For me, I just thought, I’m on the path of yoga, it doesn’t matter. And I wanted to find out from you, what do you think of plastic surgery, cutting off skin? And how that impacts yoga?

Synopsis: It’s about plastic surgery and yoga. So what I wanted to find out was,...

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... my cousin said that with the type of cesarean I had, to do plastic surgery in order to cut off the excess fat. For me, I just thought, I’m on the path of yoga, it doesn’t matter. And I wanted to find out from you, what do you think of plastic surgery, cutting off skin? And how that impacts yoga?

April 29, 2021

0:59

How many clothes should one own? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #17

Synopsis: Hello. Namaskaram. Hi, my name is Alex and I’m from Brazil. Sadhguru mentioned as a suggestion that everybody should have 10% of their wardrobe with handmade, organic clothes. So when we think about clothes, a lot of people open their wardrobes and say, I have nothing to wear. So, having that in mind, when we think about clothes, often it brings my mind to natural...

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... resources and raw materials. And the way we assemble it, brings us fashion. And fashion brings us to expression, art, as well as perception of egocentrism. So knowing that we are 7 billion in the world, how to balance consumerism, art and nature in a way that we keep this balance. So for both of you, what is your recommendation? How many clothes should a human being consume? How much should we buy to keep this balance positive in harmony with nature?

Synopsis: Hello. Namaskaram. Hi, my name is Alex and I’m from Brazil. Sadhguru...

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... mentioned as a suggestion that everybody should have 10% of their wardrobe with handmade, organic clothes. So when we think about clothes, a lot of people open their wardrobes and say, I have nothing to wear. So, having that in mind, when we think about clothes, often it brings my mind to natural resources and raw materials. And the way we assemble it, brings us fashion. And fashion brings us to expression, art, as well as perception of egocentrism. So knowing that we are 7 billion in the world, how to balance consumerism, art and nature in a way that we keep this balance. So for both of you, what is your recommendation? How many clothes should a human being consume? How much should we buy to keep this balance positive in harmony with nature?

April 29, 2021

9:26

What are your views on making your clothes available to more people? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #16

Synopsis: Namaskaram everyone. My name is Manasi. And my question is to Sabyasachi. And please forgive me if this is a politically incorrect question. So all of us, a lot of us, I’m sure, like unique clothing and clothing that we won’t be worried we’ll find somebody else wearing. But while your designs are great and I’m a big fan of them, the truth also is that they’re...

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... accessible to a limited set of people, being the Indian film industry. Actors and actresses from the Indian film industry and of course, people who are privileged enough to afford them. So what are your views on possibly, you know I understand there’s a lot of effort that goes into customized clothes so there are reasons that it can’t be made mass and it shouldn’t be. But what are your views on making them available to more women who like your designs but today can’t think of wearing them.

Synopsis: Namaskaram everyone. My name is Manasi. And my question is to Sabyasachi....

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... And please forgive me if this is a politically incorrect question. So all of us, a lot of us, I’m sure, like unique clothing and clothing that we won’t be worried we’ll find somebody else wearing. But while your designs are great and I’m a big fan of them, the truth also is that they’re accessible to a limited set of people, being the Indian film industry. Actors and actresses from the Indian film industry and of course, people who are privileged enough to afford them. So what are your views on possibly, you know I understand there’s a lot of effort that goes into customized clothes so there are reasons that it can’t be made mass and it shouldn’t be. But what are your views on making them available to more women who like your designs but today can’t think of wearing them.

April 29, 2021

4:08

What is art? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #14

Synopsis: Namaskaram Sadhguru ji. Namaste Sabyasachi ji. Namaste moderator ji. I’m Satish Panchedar and I’ve come from Kuwait to seek your blessing sir. My question is, is art an expression of selflessness, selfishness, or self centeredness?

Synopsis: Namaskaram Sadhguru ji. Namaste Sabyasachi ji. Namaste moderator ji....

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... I’m Satish Panchedar and I’ve come from Kuwait to seek your blessing sir. My question is, is art an expression of selflessness, selfishness, or self centeredness?

April 29, 2021

8:30

What are the perceptions of Indian fashion in the west? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #13

Synopsis: You know we’ve been talking, Sadhguru has a book that’s coming out in the US. And in the process of making that, you know, some of the conversations we’ve had have been about perceptions of yoga in the west. And I wondered what perceptions are of Indian design and fashion in the west? Is it still just the exotic element or is there more? Is it being taken more...

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... seriously than that?

Synopsis: You know we’ve been talking, Sadhguru has a book that’s coming out...

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... in the US. And in the process of making that, you know, some of the conversations we’ve had have been about perceptions of yoga in the west. And I wondered what perceptions are of Indian design and fashion in the west? Is it still just the exotic element or is there more? Is it being taken more seriously than that?

April 29, 2021

5:29

How can one be Indian and global? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #3

Synopsis: I think we all know that in this country we’ve had quite a magnificent heritage of design. The visual arts, the plastic arts, the performing arts. And, somehow, modern India doesn’t seem to necessarily access a particular heritage with the ease that it ought to have been able to, for various historical reasons. How would you respond to that? And what do you think...

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... one can do? What is your own engagement with reviving certain traditions but making them alive without turning insular in some way? How can one be Indian and global, which is something that you mentioned in your design statement.

Synopsis: I think we all know that in this country we’ve had quite a magnificent...

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... heritage of design. The visual arts, the plastic arts, the performing arts. And, somehow, modern India doesn’t seem to necessarily access a particular heritage with the ease that it ought to have been able to, for various historical reasons. How would you respond to that? And what do you think one can do? What is your own engagement with reviving certain traditions but making them alive without turning insular in some way? How can one be Indian and global, which is something that you mentioned in your design statement.

April 29, 2021

12:13

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

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

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

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

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

April 29, 2021

10:49

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

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

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

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

April 25, 2021

7:12

How to deal with mental health issues? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #6

Synopsis: What I believe surrounds us all is urban angst. That seems to be the terminology that comes out of mental health solutions, etc. And that seems to be trampened in many parts of the world now, including now slowly penetrating in India. When people deal with mental health issues like depression and anxiety. And those kinds of people seek certain chemical imbalance issues...

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... that are told to them. I really want to know, it’s such an order of the day today, I feel like it’s talked about like it’s a fashionable issue. But I think it’s a very serious issue when people talk about mental health issues like depression and anxiety and seek counselling to sort those issues out. And then the diagnosis at times is chemical imbalance and medication is given. I know you hate the word philosophy, but all your teachings are definitely about finding yourself and seeking that pleasantness from within. But to those who are not strong enough to achieve that and seek this assistance, what is your take on that?

Synopsis: What I believe surrounds us all is urban angst. That seems to be the...

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... terminology that comes out of mental health solutions, etc. And that seems to be trampened in many parts of the world now, including now slowly penetrating in India. When people deal with mental health issues like depression and anxiety. And those kinds of people seek certain chemical imbalance issues that are told to them. I really want to know, it’s such an order of the day today, I feel like it’s talked about like it’s a fashionable issue. But I think it’s a very serious issue when people talk about mental health issues like depression and anxiety and seek counselling to sort those issues out. And then the diagnosis at times is chemical imbalance and medication is given. I know you hate the word philosophy, but all your teachings are definitely about finding yourself and seeking that pleasantness from within. But to those who are not strong enough to achieve that and seek this assistance, what is your take on that?

April 25, 2021

15:43

Why is there a distance between the father and the son? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #4

Synopsis: Which is what you said, to draw from within. To find your solutions. Because the most exciting line that I read was that, you know, life can’t touch you, can’t scratch you. It can’t harm you. You create your own energy in your own life. You’re in this universe, you’ve been brought into this world and it’s in your control what you do with it. Life has nothing...

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... against you. What you achieve and what you do is a result of your own actions, your feelings, the pleasantness that you create within yourself. Which to me was a very moving line because it simplified a very extensive and expansive feeling of anxiety, fear, and all the turbulence that humanity goes through on a daily basis. To me, three pillars of our existence are family, fortune, and farishta, which is what I believe is a result of god, religion, everything else. When we talk about family Sadhguru, there are few things that have always intrigued me. And I seek answers, or rather, validation from a higher energy, such as yourself. It’s like, I’ve always questioned why there’s an organic distance between a father and son. Why there’s always that angst in that relationship. And I’m sure there are many in this house that have experienced that emotion in their own homes and their own environment. Where do you think the origin of that distance came?

Synopsis: Which is what you said, to draw from within. To find your solutions....

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... Because the most exciting line that I read was that, you know, life can’t touch you, can’t scratch you. It can’t harm you. You create your own energy in your own life. You’re in this universe, you’ve been brought into this world and it’s in your control what you do with it. Life has nothing against you. What you achieve and what you do is a result of your own actions, your feelings, the pleasantness that you create within yourself. Which to me was a very moving line because it simplified a very extensive and expansive feeling of anxiety, fear, and all the turbulence that humanity goes through on a daily basis. To me, three pillars of our existence are family, fortune, and farishta, which is what I believe is a result of god, religion, everything else. When we talk about family Sadhguru, there are few things that have always intrigued me. And I seek answers, or rather, validation from a higher energy, such as yourself. It’s like, I’ve always questioned why there’s an organic distance between a father and son. Why there’s always that angst in that relationship. And I’m sure there are many in this house that have experienced that emotion in their own homes and their own environment. Where do you think the origin of that distance came?

April 25, 2021

8:02

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

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

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

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

April 25, 2021

3:21

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

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

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

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

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

April 25, 2021

6:09

Religion versus spirituality | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #1

Synopsis: I think we bottle it down to some spiritual inquiries, some religious ones. There’s always been a debate about these two terms. Religion, and then spirituality. There are people who feel like, I’m not religious, I’m spiritual. And I’m not quite sure they know the meaning of that. But they use it because sometimes terms are just thrown around. To those people,...

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... who are at the crossroad between religion and spirituality, what is your answer to their dilemma?

Synopsis: I think we bottle it down to some spiritual inquiries, some religious...

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... ones. There’s always been a debate about these two terms. Religion, and then spirituality. There are people who feel like, I’m not religious, I’m spiritual. And I’m not quite sure they know the meaning of that. But they use it because sometimes terms are just thrown around. To those people, who are at the crossroad between religion and spirituality, what is your answer to their dilemma?

April 25, 2021

7:42

What is religion? | Sadhguru at JNU | #20

Synopsis: I’m a Hindu by birth not by choice. Basically I’m an agnostic kind of person. So my question is, we all have been encountering a statement everywhere. Like on social media and in our day to day life that our religion is in danger. First of all, this question has been in my mind since my childhood, what is religion? And the other thing, how is it in danger? And is...

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... it necessary to have a religion at all?

Synopsis: I’m a Hindu by birth not by choice. Basically I’m an agnostic kind...

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... of person. So my question is, we all have been encountering a statement everywhere. Like on social media and in our day to day life that our religion is in danger. First of all, this question has been in my mind since my childhood, what is religion? And the other thing, how is it in danger? And is it necessary to have a religion at all?

April 23, 2021

18:41

How do we choose a good career? | Sadhguru at JNU | #17

Synopsis: How do we choose a good career? And secondly, what do you think, basically how is technology, or more specifically, artificial intelligence, helping in education?

Synopsis: How do we choose a good career? And secondly, what do you think, basically...

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... how is technology, or more specifically, artificial intelligence, helping in education?

April 23, 2021

12:34

What is the ideal education system? | Sadhguru at JNU | #16

Synopsis: Sadhguru, my question is regarding the education system which is followed everywhere, specially in India. So Sadhguru, my question is, what exactly is the ideal education system we should have in a country so that we can explore every dimension of life, keeping intact the material needs of the country.

Synopsis: Sadhguru, my question is regarding the education system which is followed...

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... everywhere, specially in India. So Sadhguru, my question is, what exactly is the ideal education system we should have in a country so that we can explore every dimension of life, keeping intact the material needs of the country.

April 23, 2021

5:15

How do we deal with the generation gap between us and our parents? | Sadhguru at JNU | #15

Synopsis: My question to you is, we see quite a generation gap between our generation and our parents’ generation. And it sometimes so happens that we want something out of our life and they don’t necessarily agree with it. And we end up in a conflict. And we sometimes even curb our desires just to see them happy. So how do we deal with that conflict?

Synopsis: My question to you is, we see quite a generation gap between our generation...

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... and our parents’ generation. And it sometimes so happens that we want something out of our life and they don’t necessarily agree with it. And we end up in a conflict. And we sometimes even curb our desires just to see them happy. So how do we deal with that conflict?

April 23, 2021

4:00

Can wasting our semen damage us spiritually? | Sadhguru at JNU | #12

Synopsis: How important is a man’s semen for physical, mental, and spiritual well-being? Can wasting our semen damage us spiritually?

Synopsis: How important is a man’s semen for physical, mental, and spiritual...

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... well-being? Can wasting our semen damage us spiritually?

April 23, 2021

6:09

Illuminati | Sadhguru at JNU | #11

Synopsis: Hi guruji. In recent days, I came across several contents about illuminati. Secret society, who are ruling our whole world using the media, finance network, and farm our politics. Even many leaders, gurujis, and priests are under their control.

Synopsis: Hi guruji. In recent days, I came across several contents about illuminati....

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... Secret society, who are ruling our whole world using the media, finance network, and farm our politics. Even many leaders, gurujis, and priests are under their control.

April 23, 2021

6:08

Should romantic relationships be monogamous? | Sadhguru at JNU | #10

Synopsis: So I had this belief, or in fact I was made to believe, this whole concept of one life, one partner. But now when I see or observe that the whole monogamous relationships do not seem to be existing anymore. The whole idea of it is gone. What do you think about it?

Synopsis: So I had this belief, or in fact I was made to believe, this whole concept...

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... of one life, one partner. But now when I see or observe that the whole monogamous relationships do not seem to be existing anymore. The whole idea of it is gone. What do you think about it?

April 23, 2021

6:43

Is pre-marital sex still a taboo? | Sadhguru at JNU | #9

Synopsis: Sadhguru, we as students, stay away from home, from the familial, emotional comforts. In terms of our careers, we move out seeking greener pastures. In that, we seek company in opposite sex. Some people get into relationships which gradually progress to physical intimacy. Sadhguru, the question is, then why as generations, we cannot discuss it openly? Or is pre-marital...

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... sex still a taboo?

Synopsis: Sadhguru, we as students, stay away from home, from the familial, emotional...

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... comforts. In terms of our careers, we move out seeking greener pastures. In that, we seek company in opposite sex. Some people get into relationships which gradually progress to physical intimacy. Sadhguru, the question is, then why as generations, we cannot discuss it openly? Or is pre-marital sex still a taboo?

April 23, 2021

6:44

What is feminism? | Sadhguru at JNU | #8

Synopsis: Sadhguru, another very important concept, which is very important on this campus, is of feminism. And in one of your earlier videos, you have said that feminists are just desperately trying to be men. But still Sadhguru, what is your idea of feminism?

Synopsis: Sadhguru, another very important concept, which is very important on...

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... this campus, is of feminism. And in one of your earlier videos, you have said that feminists are just desperately trying to be men. But still Sadhguru, what is your idea of feminism?

April 23, 2021

7:06

Sadhguru, are you right-wing? | Sadhguru at JNU | #5

Synopsis: We want a little clarification on this. So Sadhguru, in one of your earlier videos, you have mentioned having those leftist orientations. You have been involved in putting posters. And you have been in that league of attending late night meetings, and putting posters and all that. But when we were interacting with the students on the campus, we found out that there is...

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... this dominant perception about Sadhguru being right-wing. So you have tried to explain it earlier as well. But Sadhguru, this perception is because you have supported the government earlier on the issue of demonetization, and later on having no bomb blast occurred in the country. So has Sadhguru turned right-wing now?

Synopsis: We want a little clarification on this. So Sadhguru, in one of your earlier...

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... videos, you have mentioned having those leftist orientations. You have been involved in putting posters. And you have been in that league of attending late night meetings, and putting posters and all that. But when we were interacting with the students on the campus, we found out that there is this dominant perception about Sadhguru being right-wing. So you have tried to explain it earlier as well. But Sadhguru, this perception is because you have supported the government earlier on the issue of demonetization, and later on having no bomb blast occurred in the country. So has Sadhguru turned right-wing now?

April 23, 2021

11:52

Is studentship and politics a good mix? | Sadhguru at JNU | #4

Synopsis: Sadhguru, we would like to ask this question further. Though it is a dangerous question to be asked on this campus. So when I entered this university, as a student I used to think why should anyone enter politics? Just to make my career and leave the university. So I had this careerist orientation in life. What do you think about, is studentship and politics a good mix?...

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... Do you think overall, is it a good mix?

Synopsis: Sadhguru, we would like to ask this question further. Though it is a...

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... dangerous question to be asked on this campus. So when I entered this university, as a student I used to think why should anyone enter politics? Just to make my career and leave the university. So I had this careerist orientation in life. What do you think about, is studentship and politics a good mix? Do you think overall, is it a good mix?

April 23, 2021

3:17

Should I be apologetic about my success? | Sadhguru at JNU | #3

Synopsis: My question is, I am a student activist. I get multiple opportunities to represent my organization on various platforms, specially in media. And in doing so, I garner immense recognition. But, when I interact with the same students and youths, among which I have that recognition, they expect me to practice humility overtly. So why, for a woman in politics specially,...

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... why am I expected to be apologetic about my success for the good work I’m doing?

Synopsis: My question is, I am a student activist. I get multiple opportunities...

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... to represent my organization on various platforms, specially in media. And in doing so, I garner immense recognition. But, when I interact with the same students and youths, among which I have that recognition, they expect me to practice humility overtly. So why, for a woman in politics specially, why am I expected to be apologetic about my success for the good work I’m doing?

April 23, 2021

3:43

How to remain neutral in political situations? | Sadhguru at JNU | #2

Synopsis: Sadhguru, the next question is, you know JNU is a very, politically, vibrant campus. And it is impossible, or impractical, to be apolitical on this campus. One way or the other, we are labelled to a particular ideology. Right, left, centre. I’ll give you an example. When I came to this campus, I did not get my hostel immediately so a student activist came to me, he...

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... told me to come to his room and I went to his room. When I went there, I saw that there are 7 students already living in his tiny room. So I refused to stay there and I stayed outside the campus. But there is a large section of MA and BA students who stay there. And since they are staying there, it is an obligation to participate in political activities and all. So, if they participate in a political activity, they are labelled to have a particular political ideology. Second example, whenever we give a particular opinion, maybe on campus issues, or national issues, or international issues, we are labelled to have a particular ideology. My question to you, Sadhguru, how can a student remain neutral or free thinking?

Synopsis: Sadhguru, the next question is, you know JNU is a very, politically,...

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... vibrant campus. And it is impossible, or impractical, to be apolitical on this campus. One way or the other, we are labelled to a particular ideology. Right, left, centre. I’ll give you an example. When I came to this campus, I did not get my hostel immediately so a student activist came to me, he told me to come to his room and I went to his room. When I went there, I saw that there are 7 students already living in his tiny room. So I refused to stay there and I stayed outside the campus. But there is a large section of MA and BA students who stay there. And since they are staying there, it is an obligation to participate in political activities and all. So, if they participate in a political activity, they are labelled to have a particular political ideology. Second example, whenever we give a particular opinion, maybe on campus issues, or national issues, or international issues, we are labelled to have a particular ideology. My question to you, Sadhguru, how can a student remain neutral or free thinking?

April 23, 2021

8:22

Why are so many youngsters committing suicide? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kangana Ranaut | #15

Synopsis: My last question is about our youth. Apparently the statistics say that every one hour, actually less than an hour, one person below 25 is committing suicide. Why is that? I mean there’s a time to die and you can utilize Mahasamadhi for that. But why die before 25?

Synopsis: My last question is about our youth. Apparently the statistics say that...

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... every one hour, actually less than an hour, one person below 25 is committing suicide. Why is that? I mean there’s a time to die and you can utilize Mahasamadhi for that. But why die before 25?

April 22, 2021

7:14

What should be done about refugees? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kangana Ranaut | #9

Synopsis: These days, the common discussion which is going on is about the refugees. And we being celebrities, we get these questions asked. And this is the most conflicting question ever. Because as a nation, being a part of this country, and knowing so many of us don’t even have access to food, education, electricity. Absorbing more people into our population clearly isn’t...

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... a good idea, but denying those people seems even worse. So again, where does spirituality come here? What part does it play? And what happens to inclusiveness when such a thing happens? I clearly know that this is the worst thing to do. Because they’re coming in millions and millions and millions where our own are starving. So it’s like saying that I let my own child die but I save the neighbour’s. So what sort of negotiation is that?

Synopsis: These days, the common discussion which is going on is about the refugees....

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... And we being celebrities, we get these questions asked. And this is the most conflicting question ever. Because as a nation, being a part of this country, and knowing so many of us don’t even have access to food, education, electricity. Absorbing more people into our population clearly isn’t a good idea, but denying those people seems even worse. So again, where does spirituality come here? What part does it play? And what happens to inclusiveness when such a thing happens? I clearly know that this is the worst thing to do. Because they’re coming in millions and millions and millions where our own are starving. So it’s like saying that I let my own child die but I save the neighbour’s. So what sort of negotiation is that?

April 22, 2021

6:52

Should criminals be associated to religions? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kangana Ranaut | #7

Synopsis: I'm Rajput myself, and when the whole Padmavat episode took place, you know cutting one of my contemporary’s nose. I was embarrassed. And also when the rape took place in Kashmir, to be pointing out things. But criminals are not religions. Criminals cannot be associated with religions.

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... know cutting one of my contemporary’s nose. I was embarrassed. And also when the rape took place in Kashmir, to be pointing out things. But criminals are not religions. Criminals cannot be associated with religions.

April 22, 2021

3:07

Liberals versus sceptics | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kangana Ranaut | #6

Synopsis: I personally feel that this whole dichotomy of what’s happening in today’s society and today’s world, that we are individuals and we need to be organized as well. But what we face everyday is something completely different. I mean, I’ll tell you, for me it’s very conflicting. Like I’m working on a martyr’s biopic, where there is a scene, the protagonist,...

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... Laxmi Bai, she goes and she saves a calf. So my crew had a huge discussion. We halted the shoot and we’re like, she can’t save a calf. It has to be a lamb because we don’t want to look like cow savers. So my point is that when such a prejudice strikes, as a person you feel very protective of who you are and what your values are. And you want to save all animals, why just cows? But you definitely want to save the cow for sure because the prejudice is really agonizing. But, a lynching for cow takes place and you look like an idiot. And then you jump to the other side which has always been criticizing and never wants to be protecting cows. And you’re like, these people look sensible and these are so called liberals. The literal meaning, the dictionary meaning of liberals is people who have acceptance for people, opinions, thoughts. So these liberals, they will not take you in their group unless you hate the same people as they do. So, one thing it’s fine. If it’s for the betterment of the country, you don’t mind hating BJP. You don’t mind believing that everything that has been done by Amit Shah is fine. But, what I don’t get is, what is their agenda and plan of action for bringing this country out of the pit? So, when a war breaks, liberals are the one to say, from my industry people say, why should we be bothered by war, we’re artists. To demotivate an army man who is on the border protecting you. Rape takes place in Kashmir and they say, Hindustan raped our daughter. To be pointing fingers at each other when the country is so vulnerable, and trying to break a civil war? Is that what liberals do? And you’re like, wait a minute, the most sensible thing is to be a sceptic. But a sceptic is nothing but us face the dead. So right now, we need a definite direction to go in. We cannot be stuck in the unfortunate loop of, to be or not to be, to be or not to be. So what to do?

Synopsis: I personally feel that this whole dichotomy of what’s happening in...

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... today’s society and today’s world, that we are individuals and we need to be organized as well. But what we face everyday is something completely different. I mean, I’ll tell you, for me it’s very conflicting. Like I’m working on a martyr’s biopic, where there is a scene, the protagonist, Laxmi Bai, she goes and she saves a calf. So my crew had a huge discussion. We halted the shoot and we’re like, she can’t save a calf. It has to be a lamb because we don’t want to look like cow savers. So my point is that when such a prejudice strikes, as a person you feel very protective of who you are and what your values are. And you want to save all animals, why just cows? But you definitely want to save the cow for sure because the prejudice is really agonizing. But, a lynching for cow takes place and you look like an idiot. And then you jump to the other side which has always been criticizing and never wants to be protecting cows. And you’re like, these people look sensible and these are so called liberals. The literal meaning, the dictionary meaning of liberals is people who have acceptance for people, opinions, thoughts. So these liberals, they will not take you in their group unless you hate the same people as they do. So, one thing it’s fine. If it’s for the betterment of the country, you don’t mind hating BJP. You don’t mind believing that everything that has been done by Amit Shah is fine. But, what I don’t get is, what is their agenda and plan of action for bringing this country out of the pit? So, when a war breaks, liberals are the one to say, from my industry people say, why should we be bothered by war, we’re artists. To demotivate an army man who is on the border protecting you. Rape takes place in Kashmir and they say, Hindustan raped our daughter. To be pointing fingers at each other when the country is so vulnerable, and trying to break a civil war? Is that what liberals do? And you’re like, wait a minute, the most sensible thing is to be a sceptic. But a sceptic is nothing but us face the dead. So right now, we need a definite direction to go in. We cannot be stuck in the unfortunate loop of, to be or not to be, to be or not to be. So what to do?

April 22, 2021

9:47

What can bind the citizens of India together? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kangana Ranaut | #5

Synopsis: But, we have such diversity in our country. There are different languages, traditions, religions, and food and all sorts of diversity which is beautiful. Like what you said about difference and discrimination. Differences are beautiful. You know, like how a man is different from a woman. And flowers are different, and so on and so forth. There is a difference which is...

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... beautiful. But, don’t you think there should be one spirit? There should be something that could bind us together. I don’t see anything. The only common factor between us is definitely our motherland. Because you’re from the South, and I’m from the North. And if we didn’t have the history of slavery to connect us, we would never know what we’re talking about. So don’t you think we should have something that can bind us together? Don’t you think it’s so easy to play us as people, as a nation? I can think of only one thing that can bind us and that’s nationalism, the most infamous word in today’s time. So what can bind us together?

Synopsis: But, we have such diversity in our country. There are different languages,...

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... traditions, religions, and food and all sorts of diversity which is beautiful. Like what you said about difference and discrimination. Differences are beautiful. You know, like how a man is different from a woman. And flowers are different, and so on and so forth. There is a difference which is beautiful. But, don’t you think there should be one spirit? There should be something that could bind us together. I don’t see anything. The only common factor between us is definitely our motherland. Because you’re from the South, and I’m from the North. And if we didn’t have the history of slavery to connect us, we would never know what we’re talking about. So don’t you think we should have something that can bind us together? Don’t you think it’s so easy to play us as people, as a nation? I can think of only one thing that can bind us and that’s nationalism, the most infamous word in today’s time. So what can bind us together?

April 22, 2021

9:23

What do you have to say about the way society is handling things? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kangana Ranaut | #4

Synopsis: The way society has also been handling things is not great. It’s not really the best thing. We can’t rely on a system like that. You mean, we’re largely being organized by society, but that’s not the most appropriate way. I mean, authority isn’t either. But, there’s a set of rules there. With society, more money you’ve got, you can literally get away with...

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... anything. So that’s not the best way to go forward. What do you have to say about that?

Synopsis: The way society has also been handling things is not great. It’s not...

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... really the best thing. We can’t rely on a system like that. You mean, we’re largely being organized by society, but that’s not the most appropriate way. I mean, authority isn’t either. But, there’s a set of rules there. With society, more money you’ve got, you can literally get away with anything. So that’s not the best way to go forward. What do you have to say about that?

April 22, 2021

3:02

Is it dangerous to strongly identify with your country? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kangana Ranaut | #3

Synopsis: So, Sadhguru, talking about spirituality and like I questioned how practical is it in today’s world? Where as like the whole philosophy of spirituality. I know yoga is the ultimate union and everything that we do in yoga is supposed to make us inclusive. So it is supposed to make us inclusive of our environment, and then further expanding that, our country, our countrymen,...

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... and then the planet, and then the cosmos, and it goes on. But, my question is, I want to present an example. I was in London, you know what happens to you when you’re in a beautiful city with good infrastructure, you’re with a couple of friends. And, Indian friends, they’re always cursing India. This is so great, where we live is a piece of garbage. You know, with all that I felt so overwhelmed. I couldn’t wait to get to my room and when I got there, I was crying. I found myself crying. And I was muttering something that what do you expect? And why don’t they have sympathy for their own land? And then I realized that identifying like that, with your country, today I’m crying, tomorrow I might just punch somebody. And everybody will behave in their own way. So, this kind of identification with your environment, with your country, with your religion, with your family, is the root cause of all atrocities. So isn’t that kind of dangerous? Now, don’t tell me, be inclusive, but still not be inclusive. How can you be inclusive and yet not be inclusive. If you’re inclusive, you’re inclusive. Or you don’t be inclusive.

Synopsis: So, Sadhguru, talking about spirituality and like I questioned how practical...

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... is it in today’s world? Where as like the whole philosophy of spirituality. I know yoga is the ultimate union and everything that we do in yoga is supposed to make us inclusive. So it is supposed to make us inclusive of our environment, and then further expanding that, our country, our countrymen, and then the planet, and then the cosmos, and it goes on. But, my question is, I want to present an example. I was in London, you know what happens to you when you’re in a beautiful city with good infrastructure, you’re with a couple of friends. And, Indian friends, they’re always cursing India. This is so great, where we live is a piece of garbage. You know, with all that I felt so overwhelmed. I couldn’t wait to get to my room and when I got there, I was crying. I found myself crying. And I was muttering something that what do you expect? And why don’t they have sympathy for their own land? And then I realized that identifying like that, with your country, today I’m crying, tomorrow I might just punch somebody. And everybody will behave in their own way. So, this kind of identification with your environment, with your country, with your religion, with your family, is the root cause of all atrocities. So isn’t that kind of dangerous? Now, don’t tell me, be inclusive, but still not be inclusive. How can you be inclusive and yet not be inclusive. If you’re inclusive, you’re inclusive. Or you don’t be inclusive.

April 22, 2021

8:15

What has yoga and spirituality given us as a country? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kangana Ranaut | #2

Synopsis: That brings me to a question about our roots ingrained in yoga, and spirituality. But where has it got us? As a nation. As a country. As a continent. What has it given us? I know what you say about karma bondage and I quote you, if somebody breaks your leg, don’t go after that person’s leg. Fix your leg and go your way. I understand, that sounds fantastic. But, if...

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... somebody breaks your leg and you go your way, somebody again comes and breaks your leg. What do you do? No, you’re literally taking it. But tell me, don’t we have a history of thousand years of invasion after invasion. And didn't we grow up hearing this from our mothers, that if somebody rubs you the wrong way, the only thing that they say is, bhagvan dekh raha hai. What? I mean, we as a land, I don’t know much about history, but this much I know that we as a land, we’ve not. And thanks to our spiritual education, we have never gone to invade a continent or gone for a conquest like that. But where has it got us? Where has it landed us? So why not imitate the West?

Synopsis: That brings me to a question about our roots ingrained in yoga, and spirituality....

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... But where has it got us? As a nation. As a country. As a continent. What has it given us? I know what you say about karma bondage and I quote you, if somebody breaks your leg, don’t go after that person’s leg. Fix your leg and go your way. I understand, that sounds fantastic. But, if somebody breaks your leg and you go your way, somebody again comes and breaks your leg. What do you do? No, you’re literally taking it. But tell me, don’t we have a history of thousand years of invasion after invasion. And didn't we grow up hearing this from our mothers, that if somebody rubs you the wrong way, the only thing that they say is, bhagvan dekh raha hai. What? I mean, we as a land, I don’t know much about history, but this much I know that we as a land, we’ve not. And thanks to our spiritual education, we have never gone to invade a continent or gone for a conquest like that. But where has it got us? Where has it landed us? So why not imitate the West?

April 22, 2021

4:10

Why does everyone judge people who are on the spiritual path? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kangana Ranaut | #1

Synopsis: When I first heard about you many years ago, I rolled my eyes and I muttered something about guru types. And until a few months ago, when my sister gave me your book, Inner Engineering, which happens to be a New York Times bestseller, it changed my perspective. And when I was working on this interaction, I came across a few interviews of yours. One of them being a senior...

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... writer from my field. And, he was vehemently attacking you. He was trying to frame you for being a fake. And he himself is accused of plagiarism. So my question is, why does a person connected to spirituality on its path, why does everyone feel entitled to judge them? And honestly, if it wasn’t a New York Times bestseller book, I would’ve not read it. What is it about this West stem, that we can’t do without it? I mean there are so many books. And unless Americans don’t approve of it, it just doesn’t make sense. Why is that?

Synopsis: When I first heard about you many years ago, I rolled my eyes and I muttered...

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... something about guru types. And until a few months ago, when my sister gave me your book, Inner Engineering, which happens to be a New York Times bestseller, it changed my perspective. And when I was working on this interaction, I came across a few interviews of yours. One of them being a senior writer from my field. And, he was vehemently attacking you. He was trying to frame you for being a fake. And he himself is accused of plagiarism. So my question is, why does a person connected to spirituality on its path, why does everyone feel entitled to judge them? And honestly, if it wasn’t a New York Times bestseller book, I would’ve not read it. What is it about this West stem, that we can’t do without it? I mean there are so many books. And unless Americans don’t approve of it, it just doesn’t make sense. Why is that?

April 22, 2021

5:19

Donation for religious welfare versus social welfare | Sadhguru at IIT Chennai | #13

Synopsis: What do you think of the proximity that religion and good work, or good faith have in our country? In the sense that, someone turns up at my parents’ place, for example, and he affiliates himself with a religious organization rather than just a normal, secular organization, or labour’s organization, my parents are more likely to give him money for charity if he belongs...

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... to that. And secondly, do you think this has something to do with our tendency to not question authority figures as a whole. Like, ever since I’ve been a child, I’ve been told to keep my voice down, or to keep quiet when I question an authority figure.

Synopsis: What do you think of the proximity that religion and good work, or good...

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... faith have in our country? In the sense that, someone turns up at my parents’ place, for example, and he affiliates himself with a religious organization rather than just a normal, secular organization, or labour’s organization, my parents are more likely to give him money for charity if he belongs to that. And secondly, do you think this has something to do with our tendency to not question authority figures as a whole. Like, ever since I’ve been a child, I’ve been told to keep my voice down, or to keep quiet when I question an authority figure.

April 21, 2021

9:26

How to change people’s thinking? | Sadhguru at IIT Chennai | #3

Synopsis: Sadhguru, right in those lines. You were talking about asking people to change the places in which they live. So how can we make them think about society? Many of the people are selfish, they think about themselves. How can we make them see that it is harming another person? How can we make them see that we have to do good for society?  

Synopsis: Sadhguru, right in those lines. You were talking about asking people...

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... to change the places in which they live. So how can we make them think about society? Many of the people are selfish, they think about themselves. How can we make them see that it is harming another person? How can we make them see that we have to do good for society?  

April 21, 2021

5:20

How to avoid natural disasters like floods? | Sadhguru at IIT Chennai | #2

Synopsis: Almost 280 people lost their lives. Almost 3 million people were cut off from basic amenities. The heavy rainfall caused around 3 crore worth of damage. I’m not sure if Chennai or Tamil Nadu is prepared to face another situation in the near future. What needs to be done Sadhguru?  

Synopsis: Almost 280 people lost their lives. Almost 3 million people were cut...

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... off from basic amenities. The heavy rainfall caused around 3 crore worth of damage. I’m not sure if Chennai or Tamil Nadu is prepared to face another situation in the near future. What needs to be done Sadhguru?  

April 21, 2021

4:58

Role of business leaders in social welfare | Sadhguru at IIT Chennai | #1

Synopsis: So can you please share your insights on how business leaders should act on social welfare?  

Synopsis: So can you please share your insights on how business leaders should...

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... act on social welfare?  

April 21, 2021

6:32

How do I achieve my goals? | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #16

Synopsis: I just want to ask, that there are goals that I want to achieve, and I also know that there are certain things I shouldn’t do that will hinder my progress. So I’m trying to find methods of accountability for myself where I can push myself and get that. As you said that we all are trying to win in some ways, but I’m not able to figure out methods of accountability...

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... within myself to reach that.  

Synopsis: I just want to ask, that there are goals that I want to achieve, and...

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... I also know that there are certain things I shouldn’t do that will hinder my progress. So I’m trying to find methods of accountability for myself where I can push myself and get that. As you said that we all are trying to win in some ways, but I’m not able to figure out methods of accountability within myself to reach that.  

April 20, 2021

5:25

Is it more important to be right or be persistent? | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #15

Synopsis: I have a question. What do you think is more important to the youth, being right and staying with their point, or staying with the point, knowing that they’re wrong? But admitting that they’re wrong, they would be doubting themselves.  

Synopsis: I have a question. What do you think is more important to the youth,...

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... being right and staying with their point, or staying with the point, knowing that they’re wrong? But admitting that they’re wrong, they would be doubting themselves.  

April 20, 2021

7:25

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

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

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

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

April 20, 2021

2:43

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

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

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

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

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

April 19, 2021

20:16

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

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

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

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

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

April 19, 2021

14:40

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

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

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

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

April 18, 2021

8:49

Organized religion | Sadhguru in Conversation with Yalda Hakim | #10

Synopsis: So what do you think of organized religion?  

Synopsis: So what do you think of organized religion?  


April 18, 2021

2:35

Are you worried about the global leadership? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Yalda Hakim | #8

Synopsis: Are you worried about global leadership though? I mean, you say, we’re living in the best time in terms of survival and technology. But, if we look at the global phenomenons at the moment. Even if we look at what’s happening in this country, with Brexit, and identity politics and people feel like they need to belong to a certain type of thinking or group, on either...

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... side of the spectrum. Is that not dividing us more and more?  

Synopsis: Are you worried about global leadership though? I mean, you say, we’re...

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... living in the best time in terms of survival and technology. But, if we look at the global phenomenons at the moment. Even if we look at what’s happening in this country, with Brexit, and identity politics and people feel like they need to belong to a certain type of thinking or group, on either side of the spectrum. Is that not dividing us more and more?  

April 18, 2021

5:13

Are we living in the best time in history? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Yalda Hakim | #7

Synopsis: Are you saying that we are living in the best time in history?  

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...Are you saying that we are living in the best time in history?  

April 18, 2021

5:07

How do we get to a point of consciousness? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Yalda Hakim | #4

Synopsis: Then tell us, how do we get to a point of consciousness? How do we not take our impulse from smoking to something else?  

Synopsis: Then tell us, how do we get to a point of consciousness? How do we not...

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... take our impulse from smoking to something else?  

April 18, 2021

8:48

Is technology good or bad? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Yalda Hakim | #3

Synopsis: Do you think that technology is a good thing or a bad thing?  

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...Do you think that technology is a good thing or a bad thing?  

April 18, 2021

5:41

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

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

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

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... days there are many confusing statements.   

April 17, 2021

3:30

Why do we have war? | Sadhguru in Conversation with India’s BSF Officers | #8

Synopsis: We are all love deep inside. Then why do we have war guruji?  

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...We are all love deep inside. Then why do we have war guruji?  

April 17, 2021

2:49

Is education the cause for a varied perception of tolerance and intolerance? | Sadhguru in Conversation with India’s BSF Officers | #7

Synopsis: Pranam Sadhguru. I’m Srinavas. Everybody is aware about the debate on tolerance and intolerance. The concept of intolerance is growing mostly among the public or the well-educated, that too from well known institutes. I never find the concept of tolerance and intolerance among the lot like BSF, who are suffering more toughness in life, more controversies, and more...

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... difficulties. Is education the cause for this varied perception of tolerance and intolerance? Or is this education wrong?  

Synopsis: Pranam Sadhguru. I’m Srinavas. Everybody is aware about the debate...

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... on tolerance and intolerance. The concept of intolerance is growing mostly among the public or the well-educated, that too from well known institutes. I never find the concept of tolerance and intolerance among the lot like BSF, who are suffering more toughness in life, more controversies, and more difficulties. Is education the cause for this varied perception of tolerance and intolerance? Or is this education wrong?  

April 17, 2021

12:05

How do we change the mindset of people in our society so that they accept women? | Sadhguru in Conversation with India’s BSF Officers | #4

Synopsis: Sadhguru, as we all know, in our society, women are stepping up. They are becoming equal to men by working as well. However, our society is not accepting women. Nobody is accepting that women are doing the same amount of work as men. How do we change the mindset of men, parents, and everyone else in the society?  

Synopsis: Sadhguru, as we all know, in our society, women are stepping up. They...

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... are becoming equal to men by working as well. However, our society is not accepting women. Nobody is accepting that women are doing the same amount of work as men. How do we change the mindset of men, parents, and everyone else in the society?  

April 17, 2021

9:24

How to speak to each other rather than at each other? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Julie Gichuru | #13

Synopsis: I’ve done interviews for so many years in the media. And there’s always this need to have a confrontation. You know, to one up. You know, I'm going to one up the person I’m sitting with. Rather than the need to listen to what the next person is saying before you even respond. What advice can you give us, as to how we start to better relate and speak to each other,...

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... rather than at each other?  

Synopsis: I’ve done interviews for so many years in the media. And there’s...

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... always this need to have a confrontation. You know, to one up. You know, I'm going to one up the person I’m sitting with. Rather than the need to listen to what the next person is saying before you even respond. What advice can you give us, as to how we start to better relate and speak to each other, rather than at each other?  

April 17, 2021

9:54

How to protect my children? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Julie Gichuru | #12

Synopsis: You said something that is very interesting. You said that it’s our responsibility to make the generation after us a bit better. And for me, as a young mother, it’s quite a concern. And I would like to ask you, Sadhguru, if you have three tips to give me, as a mum, on how to protect my children from disconnections of themselves, while living in society. What would...

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... it be?  

Synopsis: You said something that is very interesting. You said that it’s our...

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... responsibility to make the generation after us a bit better. And for me, as a young mother, it’s quite a concern. And I would like to ask you, Sadhguru, if you have three tips to give me, as a mum, on how to protect my children from disconnections of themselves, while living in society. What would it be?  

April 17, 2021

11:30

How to balance work and family? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Julie Gichuru | #11

Synopsis: In the beginning of the discussion, you stated that we are so busy in doing things that don’t matter. Actually, it should not matter. And we forget to enjoy life. Now when I look at myself. It has been almost 15 years, or a little more in this profession. And we, as professionals, probably say for example, I’m into the FMCG sector, and I'm creating a brand. To create...

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... how my product should look, I actually enjoy it. I enjoy the creativity in the product, in its distribution system, innovation that we bring into the business. And sometimes it takes more than 10 hours, or 12 hours, in a day. Now for somebody, including some members of my family, probably that’s something that should not matter. Or probably I’m in a mad rush. But no, I'm enjoying it. Now my dilemma is, where to draw a line?  

Synopsis: In the beginning of the discussion, you stated that we are so busy in...

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... doing things that don’t matter. Actually, it should not matter. And we forget to enjoy life. Now when I look at myself. It has been almost 15 years, or a little more in this profession. And we, as professionals, probably say for example, I’m into the FMCG sector, and I'm creating a brand. To create how my product should look, I actually enjoy it. I enjoy the creativity in the product, in its distribution system, innovation that we bring into the business. And sometimes it takes more than 10 hours, or 12 hours, in a day. Now for somebody, including some members of my family, probably that’s something that should not matter. Or probably I’m in a mad rush. But no, I'm enjoying it. Now my dilemma is, where to draw a line?  

April 17, 2021

7:26

What is feminine and masculine? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Julie Gichuru | #10

Synopsis: With lots of respect, I’d like to ask. I loved your talk about the future of the feminine. At the very beginning you changed it, it wasn’t anything to do with the women. It was to do with the feminine. And you acknowledged the hardships women take in showing their masculine side. I would love to hear a little bit more about what you meant by the future of the feminine....

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... Because when men behave slightly feminine, we discriminate against them. We call them gayish. There’s lots of things, I think, that we need to learn from you about. What is masculine and what is feminine? Nothing to do with gender.  

Synopsis: With lots of respect, I’d like to ask. I loved your talk about the...

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... future of the feminine. At the very beginning you changed it, it wasn’t anything to do with the women. It was to do with the feminine. And you acknowledged the hardships women take in showing their masculine side. I would love to hear a little bit more about what you meant by the future of the feminine. Because when men behave slightly feminine, we discriminate against them. We call them gayish. There’s lots of things, I think, that we need to learn from you about. What is masculine and what is feminine? Nothing to do with gender.  

April 17, 2021

24:33

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

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

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

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

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

April 17, 2021

7:23

Taking away others’ rights to get yours | Sadhguru in Conversation with Julie Gichuru | #6

Synopsis: I want to take it a little bit deeper. And you know what’s interesting, Sadhguru, is that in Kenya a lot of people do vote. Right? We have very high, interestingly enough, we have high voter turnouts. 75%. Which is possibly in the world is one of the highest. So the problem we still have, and I want your comment on this, please Sadhguru, is the fact that for us, the...

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... vote almost has become so important that the next person’s rights become irrelevant. And what I want, how I want it. Hakeya chu, isn’t it? But not hakeya ko. Hakeya chu is my right, but we don’t say your rights too. We almost feel like we can trample on your rights to get ours. What do we in our society about this? How do we re-balance?  

Synopsis: I want to take it a little bit deeper. And you know what’s interesting,...

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... Sadhguru, is that in Kenya a lot of people do vote. Right? We have very high, interestingly enough, we have high voter turnouts. 75%. Which is possibly in the world is one of the highest. So the problem we still have, and I want your comment on this, please Sadhguru, is the fact that for us, the vote almost has become so important that the next person’s rights become irrelevant. And what I want, how I want it. Hakeya chu, isn’t it? But not hakeya ko. Hakeya chu is my right, but we don’t say your rights too. We almost feel like we can trample on your rights to get ours. What do we in our society about this? How do we re-balance?  

April 17, 2021

8:22

What’s wrong with our politicians? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Julie Gichuru | #5

Synopsis: So I must talk about political leadership for a moment, if you will allow me. Can we? For a moment? Sadhguru, what’s wrong with our politicians? In so many of our countries, and I think in many ways India is similar to Kenya. Very vibrant countries, you know, alive. And brimming with opportunity. We know what we must do, and we just never seem to be doing what we know...

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... that we must do. Why? What’s wrong?  

Synopsis: So I must talk about political leadership for a moment, if you will allow...

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... me. Can we? For a moment? Sadhguru, what’s wrong with our politicians? In so many of our countries, and I think in many ways India is similar to Kenya. Very vibrant countries, you know, alive. And brimming with opportunity. We know what we must do, and we just never seem to be doing what we know that we must do. Why? What’s wrong?  

April 17, 2021

8:10

What are the key things we need to teach this young generation? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Julie Gichuru | #4

Synopsis: And looking at the society we’re living in, and the children that we’re bringing up. It’s so dynamic. If they’re looking for positive information out there, they will find what they’re looking for. If they’re looking for negative information, they’ll find it. It’s easily accessible in this highly digital world we’re living in. What are the key things...

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... that you would say we need to teach this young generation and keep them firmly grounded?  

Synopsis: And looking at the society we’re living in, and the children that we’re...

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... bringing up. It’s so dynamic. If they’re looking for positive information out there, they will find what they’re looking for. If they’re looking for negative information, they’ll find it. It’s easily accessible in this highly digital world we’re living in. What are the key things that you would say we need to teach this young generation and keep them firmly grounded?  

April 17, 2021

8:29

The role of parenting in a child’s approach to life | Sadhguru in Conversation with Julie Gichuru | #3

Synopsis: My daughter is very close to her father. Do we have that in many families? Where the young lady can get anything from daddy, right? And my sons are very close to mommy. What happens in society that when they grow up, you would think that a man will always treasure and woman. And I think when families get it right, it doesn’t go wrong later. Where do we get it wrong?...

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... Because, clearly, in parenting, there’s something going wrong.  

Synopsis: My daughter is very close to her father. Do we have that in many families?...

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... Where the young lady can get anything from daddy, right? And my sons are very close to mommy. What happens in society that when they grow up, you would think that a man will always treasure and woman. And I think when families get it right, it doesn’t go wrong later. Where do we get it wrong? Because, clearly, in parenting, there’s something going wrong.  

April 17, 2021

4:07

How do we bring up young men who respect women? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Julie Gichuru | #2

Synopsis: Back to the family. Ladies and gentlemen, if you look at much of our societies, in Africa, in Asia, and all over the world. There is a struggle, and it brings us back to feminine and masculine, as in a gender. And we do see the prevalence of gender violence. Something that we are dealing with a lot. For instance, even fighting ills such as female genital mutilation and...

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... trying to re-educate people. It’s a huge issue. Within homes, how do we bring up young men who respect and love women? And how do we bring up young women who are confident and demand love and respect? How do we do that and bring a balance?  

Synopsis: Back to the family. Ladies and gentlemen, if you look at much of our...

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... societies, in Africa, in Asia, and all over the world. There is a struggle, and it brings us back to feminine and masculine, as in a gender. And we do see the prevalence of gender violence. Something that we are dealing with a lot. For instance, even fighting ills such as female genital mutilation and trying to re-educate people. It’s a huge issue. Within homes, how do we bring up young men who respect and love women? And how do we bring up young women who are confident and demand love and respect? How do we do that and bring a balance?  

April 17, 2021

5:33

What is the problem with our society? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Julie Gichuru | #1

Synopsis: So, let me start with a deep one. You know I always like to look at my background and my cultures. And in so many ways I think I embody two different cultures. My father’s from, his family is from Kashmir, my mother’s family is Kenyan, African. I grew up in a family where, for all the girls in the house who went through this you will understand, you say something...

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... at the table and nobody notices you said it and five minutes later one of your brothers says it, and everybody says, “Oh what an intelligent thing!” How many ladies went through that growing up? I see a few hands. And you’re wondering, you know, am I not here? Am I not present? What’s going on? What is the problem with our society and our culture? And why do we hold women down so much?  

Synopsis: So, let me start with a deep one. You know I always like to look at my...

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... background and my cultures. And in so many ways I think I embody two different cultures. My father’s from, his family is from Kashmir, my mother’s family is Kenyan, African. I grew up in a family where, for all the girls in the house who went through this you will understand, you say something at the table and nobody notices you said it and five minutes later one of your brothers says it, and everybody says, “Oh what an intelligent thing!” How many ladies went through that growing up? I see a few hands. And you’re wondering, you know, am I not here? Am I not present? What’s going on? What is the problem with our society and our culture? And why do we hold women down so much?  

April 17, 2021

5:59

Have our lives been overtaken by gadgets? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Barkha Dutt | #13

Synopsis: You said you love machines. Okay, you like them. Have our lives been overtaken by gadgets?  

Synopsis: You said you love machines. Okay, you like them. Have our lives been...

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... overtaken by gadgets?  

April 16, 2021

3:24

What will happen if everybody works according to their good and bad? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Barkha Dutt | #12

Synopsis: Namaskaram Sadhguru. I just want to ask you that everybody’s perception of good and bad is different. And, what do you think, if we start manifesting our own good and bad, what will be the state of the society?  

Synopsis: Namaskaram Sadhguru. I just want to ask you that everybody’s perception...

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... of good and bad is different. And, what do you think, if we start manifesting our own good and bad, what will be the state of the society?  

April 16, 2021

3:21

Intensity versus dhyana | Sadhguru in Conversation with Barkha Dutt | #10

Synopsis: ...

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...Sadhguru, in one of your videos, you say that the problem with the world is that most people lack the intensity. Most people lack the necessary intensity. And then you say the way is dhyana. So intensity is more associated with fierceness and personality and dhyana is more associated with calmness. So they’re somehow counter-intuitive. Can you elaborate a little?  

Synopsis: Sadhguru, in one of your videos, you say that the problem with the world...

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... is that most people lack the intensity. Most people lack the necessary intensity. And then you say the way is dhyana. So intensity is more associated with fierceness and personality and dhyana is more associated with calmness. So they’re somehow counter-intuitive. Can you elaborate a little?  

April 16, 2021

2:57

Sadhguru, are you a capitalist? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Barkha Dutt | #6

Synopsis: You often spoke about how economic leaders are going to be the future of the world, you’ve been interacting with CEOs. It’s rare to find a spiritual guru who’s also quite openly capitalistic. Are you a capitalist?  

Synopsis: You often spoke about how economic leaders are going to be the future...

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... of the world, you’ve been interacting with CEOs. It’s rare to find a spiritual guru who’s also quite openly capitalistic. Are you a capitalist?  

April 16, 2021

4:35

Can the material co-exist with the spiritual? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Barkha Dutt | #2

Synopsis: This beginning of this conversation perhaps underlines that you are atypical. You are atypical of what we imagine Gurus to be. We expect people who don’t crack jokes, we expect people who don’t have a zest for life. Somehow, all of our spirituality has traditionally been centered around giving up. Around abstinence of some kind, abstaining from pleasures, from denying...

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... creature comforts. Why do you believe that the material can co-exist with the spiritual?  

Synopsis: This beginning of this conversation perhaps underlines that you are atypical....

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... You are atypical of what we imagine Gurus to be. We expect people who don’t crack jokes, we expect people who don’t have a zest for life. Somehow, all of our spirituality has traditionally been centered around giving up. Around abstinence of some kind, abstaining from pleasures, from denying creature comforts. Why do you believe that the material can co-exist with the spiritual?  

April 16, 2021

2:12

What is the role of service? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Piyush Pandey | #4

Synopsis: As you said earlier, it is what the other person thinks of you not what you think of yourself. What is it that you would like to share with the people out here about the role of service? And equate it to the meaning of service in our lives.  

Synopsis: As you said earlier, it is what the other person thinks of you not what...

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... you think of yourself. What is it that you would like to share with the people out here about the role of service? And equate it to the meaning of service in our lives.  

April 15, 2021

9:41

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

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

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

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... and beliefs?  

April 15, 2021

2:26

Bias against skilled workers | Sadhguru in Conversation with Piyush Pandey | #2

Synopsis: In our society, there is a bias towards skill, against skill. We try and believe that being a babu in a railway station is probably a better job than being a retail employee. And Nagesh said that, some of the people think that the moment a girl’s father gets to know that the prospective boy works in a shop, he says, “Humko toh ladki hee nahi milti hai.” There is...

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... a bias against skill. I think that’s a huge need of the country at this point of time. And I heard that the principal secretary of skills of Maharashtra is here. People are here. I think there are two things that come to my mind - one, is the way society looks at skills in a bit derogatory fashion, and two is, the self-respect of a skilled worker. I personally believe that if you are confident about yourself, the world will change itself. I would like you to comment on this because it’s very relevant to some very hardworking people here. That they get the respect in society and they learn to self-respect themselves in the years ahead of us.  

Synopsis: In our society, there is a bias towards skill, against skill. We try...

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... and believe that being a babu in a railway station is probably a better job than being a retail employee. And Nagesh said that, some of the people think that the moment a girl’s father gets to know that the prospective boy works in a shop, he says, “Humko toh ladki hee nahi milti hai.” There is a bias against skill. I think that’s a huge need of the country at this point of time. And I heard that the principal secretary of skills of Maharashtra is here. People are here. I think there are two things that come to my mind - one, is the way society looks at skills in a bit derogatory fashion, and two is, the self-respect of a skilled worker. I personally believe that if you are confident about yourself, the world will change itself. I would like you to comment on this because it’s very relevant to some very hardworking people here. That they get the respect in society and they learn to self-respect themselves in the years ahead of us.  

April 15, 2021

11:42

Films’ influence on the youth | Sadhguru in Conversation with Juhi Chawla | #7

Synopsis: Years ago, when films started, through the 60s, 70s, there were lovely stories, nice values, beautiful music and lyrics. By the time I was a star in movies, some of our jhatka makas might have shocked the previous generations and they must have said, what is all this. But we were still in limits. And then now, today the complexion of films, the kind of films we see....

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... You know, it’s, it’s little-clothed, it’s live-in relationships are up there for everybody to see, night club culture. I mean it sometimes worries me, that my children are growing up now, this is what they’re seeing, these are the kind of songs that they’re listening to. So this is what they’re watching, this is what they think is cool, this is the hip and happening stuff. India has the youngest population in the world right now. So with such a young nation growing up on this, this is what you see, this is what you hear. I’m just a little concerned as to what they will turn out to be.  

Synopsis: Years ago, when films started, through the 60s, 70s, there were lovely...

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... stories, nice values, beautiful music and lyrics. By the time I was a star in movies, some of our jhatka makas might have shocked the previous generations and they must have said, what is all this. But we were still in limits. And then now, today the complexion of films, the kind of films we see. You know, it’s, it’s little-clothed, it’s live-in relationships are up there for everybody to see, night club culture. I mean it sometimes worries me, that my children are growing up now, this is what they’re seeing, these are the kind of songs that they’re listening to. So this is what they’re watching, this is what they think is cool, this is the hip and happening stuff. India has the youngest population in the world right now. So with such a young nation growing up on this, this is what you see, this is what you hear. I’m just a little concerned as to what they will turn out to be.  

April 14, 2021

13:19

Is it good that women are becoming financially independent? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Juhi Chawla | #6

Synopsis: Today, many women in our modern society are stepping out and having a career. And, I’d just like to know, what do you think of this. Of women stepping out, being career people, managing home as well, being financially independent. Is this good?  

Synopsis: Today, many women in our modern society are stepping out and having a...

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... career. And, I’d just like to know, what do you think of this. Of women stepping out, being career people, managing home as well, being financially independent. Is this good?  

April 14, 2021

4:36

Is there a solution no matter how bad things are? | Sadhguru at Harvard Medical School | #4

Synopsis: So, if I understand the answer, it’s a very hopeful answer. Because no matter how bad things look, they present us as a problem we can solve. Is that in the next generation? Is that sort of the point?  

Synopsis: So, if I understand the answer, it’s a very hopeful answer. Because...

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... no matter how bad things look, they present us as a problem we can solve. Is that in the next generation? Is that sort of the point?  

April 12, 2021

6:31

How do we solve the world issues? | Sadhguru at Harvard Medical School | #3

Synopsis: The world has a lot of problems. Right? And, you know, one of the things that we need to solve, we were talking about some of this just as we were sitting down here before the programme started. So we could focus on that one issue, alright? What do we do? How do we use the insights, the understanding, the enlightenment that you have, to go after some of these issues?...

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... Because they’re very real and they threaten us.   

Synopsis: The world has a lot of problems. Right? And, you know, one of the things...

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... that we need to solve, we were talking about some of this just as we were sitting down here before the programme started. So we could focus on that one issue, alright? What do we do? How do we use the insights, the understanding, the enlightenment that you have, to go after some of these issues? Because they’re very real and they threaten us.   

April 12, 2021

16:10

Rising intellect will nurture questions (theist or atheist)

Transcript: Human intellect has sparked like never before. No, no don't look so complimented. But anyway, it's true that more people can think for themselves today than ever before in the history of humanity. Whether they're thinking right or not, that's a big question. But at least they're thinking something. So once human intellect fires like this, and it will continue in the coming years, you can't stop it....

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... Then solutions for life in another place is not going to work. Because, I want you to understand, with all due respect to all the great scriptures on the planet. Most of the scriptures on the planet cannot withstand two logical questions. If you ask two questions, it will collapse. It can remain sacred and up there only as long as you prevent it from asking these questions. These two questions only a few rare human beings asked in the past, or till now. If people genuinely start asking few fundamental questions, all fancy solutions up there will collapse and come down to life here. Once that happens, turning inward is an obvious step. There is no other way. Just simple questions, that's all. Answers not needed. Just questions for which there are no answers in any book. So these questions are being raised because it's very natural for human intellect to come up with these questions, unless it's heavily indoctrinated. Initially, intellect will turn you into an atheist. It's a natural consequence, you know. When your logic starts asking questions, you naturally become an atheist. As your logic evolves further, you will understand the childishness of being atheist, or theist, for that matter. Then you will want genuine answers. The evolution of human intellect will naturally lead to solutions from within. Then the methods and technologies that yoga has to offer will become a phenomenal significance.

Transcript: Human intellect has sparked like never before. No, no don't look so complimented. But anyway, it's true...

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... that more people can think for themselves today than ever before in the history of humanity. Whether they're thinking right or not, that's a big question. But at least they're thinking something. So once human intellect fires like this, and it will continue in the coming years, you can't stop it. Then solutions for life in another place is not going to work. Because, I want you to understand, with all due respect to all the great scriptures on the planet. Most of the scriptures on the planet cannot withstand two logical questions. If you ask two questions, it will collapse. It can remain sacred and up there only as long as you prevent it from asking these questions. These two questions only a few rare human beings asked in the past, or till now. If people genuinely start asking few fundamental questions, all fancy solutions up there will collapse and come down to life here. Once that happens, turning inward is an obvious step. There is no other way. Just simple questions, that's all. Answers not needed. Just questions for which there are no answers in any book. So these questions are being raised because it's very natural for human intellect to come up with these questions, unless it's heavily indoctrinated. Initially, intellect will turn you into an atheist. It's a natural consequence, you know. When your logic starts asking questions, you naturally become an atheist. As your logic evolves further, you will understand the childishness of being atheist, or theist, for that matter. Then you will want genuine answers. The evolution of human intellect will naturally lead to solutions from within. Then the methods and technologies that yoga has to offer will become a phenomenal significance.

January 21, 2021

3:13

How do you reconcile your own goals and principles versus the person you love? | Sadhguru at Columbia University | #8

Synopsis: Changing here slightly, I have a question submitted by the prolific anonymous. How do you, Sadhguru, decide between your principles/ goals/ priorities versus the person you like the most? The goals and principles both come from the same mind/ heart. And our anonymous used the word like but we can also use love in there too. But I guess the question is, how do you reconcile...

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... your own goals and principles versus the person you like, or love?  

Synopsis: Changing here slightly, I have a question submitted by the prolific anonymous....

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... How do you, Sadhguru, decide between your principles/ goals/ priorities versus the person you like the most? The goals and principles both come from the same mind/ heart. And our anonymous used the word like but we can also use love in there too. But I guess the question is, how do you reconcile your own goals and principles versus the person you like, or love?  

January 7, 2021

12:29

What’s the solution to addiction? | Sadhguru at Columbia University | #7

Synopsis: On the note of what we’re consuming and what we’re putting in our bodies, one of the things that I would like to know the truth about is the increase in addiction. I would say, in the US, is the length that I’m looking at. It’s something that has personally touched a lot of the loved ones in my family and friends. And I see it as a growing trend amongst my generation...

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... and the younger generation using it as a coping mechanism. Why do you think people are doing this? Looking to drugs to solve their problems, and what is an organic way for them to solve that?   

Synopsis: On the note of what we’re consuming and what we’re putting in our...

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... bodies, one of the things that I would like to know the truth about is the increase in addiction. I would say, in the US, is the length that I’m looking at. It’s something that has personally touched a lot of the loved ones in my family and friends. And I see it as a growing trend amongst my generation and the younger generation using it as a coping mechanism. Why do you think people are doing this? Looking to drugs to solve their problems, and what is an organic way for them to solve that?   

January 7, 2021

6:19

How do religion and sexuality play a role in justice? | Sadhguru at Columbia University | #5

Synopsis: So, I understand, you know, the pursuit of freedom and justice. But oftentimes what I’ve dealt with in regards to religion, I grew up Catholic, I’m Catholic, is it’s view and limited acceptance of the lgbtq community. And the fact that I am lgbtq, and just trying to understand how I fit in. And oftentimes I was not accepted. It depended on how progressive a church...

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... was. How do you see religion playing a role in justice? In being more tolerable, compassionate towards people from different sexualities.  

Synopsis: So, I understand, you know, the pursuit of freedom and justice. But oftentimes...

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... what I’ve dealt with in regards to religion, I grew up Catholic, I’m Catholic, is it’s view and limited acceptance of the lgbtq community. And the fact that I am lgbtq, and just trying to understand how I fit in. And oftentimes I was not accepted. It depended on how progressive a church was. How do you see religion playing a role in justice? In being more tolerable, compassionate towards people from different sexualities.  

January 7, 2021

3:41

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