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A simple method to experience the entire universe as a part of you

Transcript: We need to understand this. To simply sit here and to know, experientially, that this entire universe is actually a part of me, will not happen to most people. They'll hallucinate for a few moments after that they will get distracted by something. If you invest your life to create something, which got nothing to do with you and something to do with everything, then slowly it will seep into you, into...

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... every cell in your body, that everything is actually a part of you. To simply sit here and get it, we don't know, you may take many lifetimes. Most people won't get it. They may get one thought and tomorrow morning it'll be out. But if you invest your time, energy, and life into creating something which is not about you at all, then slowly it sinks into you. Every cell, every atom in the body will soak it up and make you understand that your life, the way you are is actually all-inclusive. Otherwise it's just a talk. A whole lot of people, it's become a fad in the world. I keep hearing this, particularly in United States. People say we love the universe, wow. That is the easiest bloody thing to do because it's not here. If you have to love somebody who's next to you right now, it takes life, it costs life you know. You may have to give something. If you have a mango in your hand, if you love somebody, you may have to give it away. But if you love the universe, you can eat the mango and love the universe. It's a wonderful trick. It's a very wonderful trick. It is like making all the offerings, jalebi, pakodi, this, that, everything to god, knowing well he will not eat. Of course you're the one who gets to eat it in the end. Knowing very well that you are the one who will get to eat it. Children wanting to eat jalebi is perfectly fine. God wanting to eat jalebi is not okay. Because there is a huge deception in god wanting to eat jalebi. Children want to eat jalebi, it's a simple desire.

Transcript: We need to understand this. To simply sit here and to know, experientially, that this entire universe...

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... is actually a part of me, will not happen to most people. They'll hallucinate for a few moments after that they will get distracted by something. If you invest your life to create something, which got nothing to do with you and something to do with everything, then slowly it will seep into you, into every cell in your body, that everything is actually a part of you. To simply sit here and get it, we don't know, you may take many lifetimes. Most people won't get it. They may get one thought and tomorrow morning it'll be out. But if you invest your time, energy, and life into creating something which is not about you at all, then slowly it sinks into you. Every cell, every atom in the body will soak it up and make you understand that your life, the way you are is actually all-inclusive. Otherwise it's just a talk. A whole lot of people, it's become a fad in the world. I keep hearing this, particularly in United States. People say we love the universe, wow. That is the easiest bloody thing to do because it's not here. If you have to love somebody who's next to you right now, it takes life, it costs life you know. You may have to give something. If you have a mango in your hand, if you love somebody, you may have to give it away. But if you love the universe, you can eat the mango and love the universe. It's a wonderful trick. It's a very wonderful trick. It is like making all the offerings, jalebi, pakodi, this, that, everything to god, knowing well he will not eat. Of course you're the one who gets to eat it in the end. Knowing very well that you are the one who will get to eat it. Children wanting to eat jalebi is perfectly fine. God wanting to eat jalebi is not okay. Because there is a huge deception in god wanting to eat jalebi. Children want to eat jalebi, it's a simple desire.

May 30, 2021

3:29

How to energetically connect with Sadhguru

Transcript: Q: I have read in a book that those who are sitting with you, you will give liberation or good life. I see that it kills self-striving, it creates dependency. Why you should decide about me or anything? I should decide everything about me. So I read in your book that, so it means if I'm sitting with you means, I have to follow you. Sadhguru: No. I said, only if...

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... you sit with me. So it creates dependency, it means I'm dependent, I'm not striving. You'll pay for it. If you're not striving, you'll pay for it. There's a fee. If you don't strive, one will pay, isn't it? In anything, in any aspect. Whether you're studying for an examination, or you're striving to improve your career, or you're doing business, or you're pursuing spiritual process. If there is no striving, there is a fee for it, isn't it? No? Is there or is there not? There is, always. Even if you get married, you have to strive every day to make it work otherwise it won't work. I'm saying it doesn't matter which aspect of life, if there is no striving, you pay. I understand what you're trying to ask but that's a very simplistic process. I'm saying if you really sit with me, I didn't mean if you sit on the grass out there, this will happen. I said, when you really sit with me. The very fact that you're asking the question, obviously you're not sitting with me, you're sitting by yourself. Sitting with me is a different aspect. If you really sit with me, yes after that no striving. But you will not become lethargic, for sure. It will just become a natural process for you to be like that. There are many people here for whom getting up in the morning and doing morning 5:30 sadhana is not a striving. There are some who are struggling and striving. For others it's just like that, like all the birds wake up in the morning, they also wake up and do what they have to do. They're just here living, breathing, eating, and doing whatever they can. There is no striving, okay? That is only, when you don't really want to go somewhere, you want to go but you want to go somewhere else also, then there is striving. When this is the only place you want to go, there is no striving. Simply you go, you know. There's no struggle and striving in that. That's why I said, it's up to you. Whether you want to go to your destination joyfully or kicking and crying, it's up to you. You can decide, but if you really sit with me, if you really sit with me means you got connected with me in some way energetically. Then you can't go anywhere, you'll only go in one direction. You do this, that, whatever you do, you do circus and go or you go without circus, it's up to you. But that's if you really sit with me, not if you sit with the grasshopper there.

Transcript: Q: I have read in a book that those who are sitting with you, you will give liberation...

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... or good life. I see that it kills self-striving, it creates dependency. Why you should decide about me or anything? I should decide everything about me. So I read in your book that, so it means if I'm sitting with you means, I have to follow you. Sadhguru: No. I said, only if you sit with me. So it creates dependency, it means I'm dependent, I'm not striving. You'll pay for it. If you're not striving, you'll pay for it. There's a fee. If you don't strive, one will pay, isn't it? In anything, in any aspect. Whether you're studying for an examination, or you're striving to improve your career, or you're doing business, or you're pursuing spiritual process. If there is no striving, there is a fee for it, isn't it? No? Is there or is there not? There is, always. Even if you get married, you have to strive every day to make it work otherwise it won't work. I'm saying it doesn't matter which aspect of life, if there is no striving, you pay. I understand what you're trying to ask but that's a very simplistic process. I'm saying if you really sit with me, I didn't mean if you sit on the grass out there, this will happen. I said, when you really sit with me. The very fact that you're asking the question, obviously you're not sitting with me, you're sitting by yourself. Sitting with me is a different aspect. If you really sit with me, yes after that no striving. But you will not become lethargic, for sure. It will just become a natural process for you to be like that. There are many people here for whom getting up in the morning and doing morning 5:30 sadhana is not a striving. There are some who are struggling and striving. For others it's just like that, like all the birds wake up in the morning, they also wake up and do what they have to do. They're just here living, breathing, eating, and doing whatever they can. There is no striving, okay? That is only, when you don't really want to go somewhere, you want to go but you want to go somewhere else also, then there is striving. When this is the only place you want to go, there is no striving. Simply you go, you know. There's no struggle and striving in that. That's why I said, it's up to you. Whether you want to go to your destination joyfully or kicking and crying, it's up to you. You can decide, but if you really sit with me, if you really sit with me means you got connected with me in some way energetically. Then you can't go anywhere, you'll only go in one direction. You do this, that, whatever you do, you do circus and go or you go without circus, it's up to you. But that's if you really sit with me, not if you sit with the grasshopper there.

May 18, 2021

3:46

How can I get Enlightened?

Transcript: In some way, not the real thing, at least what happens around, what are the benefits if one reaches a certain state of consciousness. There is nobody in the world who doesn't want it. There's nobody. Everybody will want it. But the thing is, nobody wants to walk the path. Nobody wants to do what is needed to be done, but they want to be there. When I say you have to walk the path, is it so far away,...

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... is it so hard that you have to get there with great difficulty? No. For what is within, where is the path? It's right here. But to turn you around there is a method, there is a process. What is working against you is just things that work for your well-being actually. Your own mind, your own body, this is what turns against you when you seek something beyond it. From inside they'll turn against you in so many ways. So is it difficult? Is it easy? It is not that. It is just a priority. How important is it? If you become like that, without knowing this, I cannot live. If that is how important it becomes, then it's not difficult, it's very close. Because people are off and on, off and on, off and on, it seems to be a long way. Anything is like this. Suppose, let's say you have to cook something, let's say you have to bake a cake or you want to cook some rice. You turn on the stove, turn off the stove, turn on the stove, turn off the stove. It's a long process. And of course dinner won't happen. So this is the story of majority of the spiritual seekers. They're off and on, and off and on, and off and on. Oh does it mean to say I must be only here, there? That's not it. The priority should not shift. The priority is set, slowly everything within you will slowly organize itself in that direction. Because the priority is shifting, this life does not know which way to go. It's just confused. Every two minutes if you change the destination on the GPS, for sure it does not know where to go, isn't it? So this is what is happening for most people. This is why spiritual path seems to be orders, long, impossible, unattainable. All these things simply because people are shifting priorities all the time.

Transcript: In some way, not the real thing, at least what happens around, what are the benefits if one reaches a...

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... certain state of consciousness. There is nobody in the world who doesn't want it. There's nobody. Everybody will want it. But the thing is, nobody wants to walk the path. Nobody wants to do what is needed to be done, but they want to be there. When I say you have to walk the path, is it so far away, is it so hard that you have to get there with great difficulty? No. For what is within, where is the path? It's right here. But to turn you around there is a method, there is a process. What is working against you is just things that work for your well-being actually. Your own mind, your own body, this is what turns against you when you seek something beyond it. From inside they'll turn against you in so many ways. So is it difficult? Is it easy? It is not that. It is just a priority. How important is it? If you become like that, without knowing this, I cannot live. If that is how important it becomes, then it's not difficult, it's very close. Because people are off and on, off and on, off and on, it seems to be a long way. Anything is like this. Suppose, let's say you have to cook something, let's say you have to bake a cake or you want to cook some rice. You turn on the stove, turn off the stove, turn on the stove, turn off the stove. It's a long process. And of course dinner won't happen. So this is the story of majority of the spiritual seekers. They're off and on, and off and on, and off and on. Oh does it mean to say I must be only here, there? That's not it. The priority should not shift. The priority is set, slowly everything within you will slowly organize itself in that direction. Because the priority is shifting, this life does not know which way to go. It's just confused. Every two minutes if you change the destination on the GPS, for sure it does not know where to go, isn't it? So this is what is happening for most people. This is why spiritual path seems to be orders, long, impossible, unattainable. All these things simply because people are shifting priorities all the time.

May 15, 2021

3:05

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

How can I get liberated (achieve Mukti)?

Transcript: My question is regarding mukti. I'm not understanding what we are taking when we are asked for mukti. Do you drink coffee every morning? Yeah, yes. Suppose, you can wake up in the morning and without coffee you can still be very alive. One level of mukti. Similarly, there are many compulsions. Once you come with a physical form, there are many compulsions. Some have multiplied their compulsions, some...

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... have subtracted their compulsions and brought it to the minimum. Compulsion means just this, compulsion means something else rules you. But, one thing that human being values most is freedom, isn't it? See we, 20% of our time, resource and energies are spent in the prisons, both in Tamil Nadu and United States. If you go into the prison, actually it is a more disciplined society than the society you're seeing outside and more efficient society. Because food comes bang on time, never late. Somebody opens the door for you, closes for you. Somebody turns on the light for you, switches it off for you. It's actually very efficient. Only thing is, if you walk into the prison, there is pain in the air. I've never gone into the prison and come out without tears in my eyes because there is just pain in the air. That's how important human freedom is. Most people may not be going anywhere, even in their house they may not be going. But the simple thing that they are bolting the door, not somebody else. That's how much of a difference it makes, that's how important it is to be free. So this is the highest value. So, you know in this culture everything is built-in. Two days in a month you're not supposed to eat so that the compulsiveness of food will go away. One day, or actually 12 days in a year, you are not supposed to sleep so the compulsiveness sleep will go away. Like this many things have been built-in which we are just throwing it away without understanding anything about it. Today after billion dollar research happens and they come back to us, now they tell us, oh yes, yes, yes, this is a great research. We have looked at life and said this is the way to exist. Various levels of compulsions. Start working one at a time become free, become free, become free. See when you want to become free, toying with the idea of freedom is no good. What is binding you, that's what you need to break, isn't it? Yes. So what is binding you? What is compulsive in your life? That's what you need to attend to. Freedom is a fanciful idea. It will make you lala in your head, it's no good. What is binding you, if you work on that, if you get rid of it, you become free. If there is a next level of binding, let's break that. If there is a next level of binding, we'll break that. If you break all levels, if you go on breaking one at a time, someday you will break all of them, isn't it so? Yes. Or you think it's infinite binding? No. No. Bondage cannot be infinite. Freedom can be infinite, isn't it?

Transcript: My question is regarding mukti. I'm not understanding what we are taking when we are asked for mukti....

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... Do you drink coffee every morning? Yeah, yes. Suppose, you can wake up in the morning and without coffee you can still be very alive. One level of mukti. Similarly, there are many compulsions. Once you come with a physical form, there are many compulsions. Some have multiplied their compulsions, some have subtracted their compulsions and brought it to the minimum. Compulsion means just this, compulsion means something else rules you. But, one thing that human being values most is freedom, isn't it? See we, 20% of our time, resource and energies are spent in the prisons, both in Tamil Nadu and United States. If you go into the prison, actually it is a more disciplined society than the society you're seeing outside and more efficient society. Because food comes bang on time, never late. Somebody opens the door for you, closes for you. Somebody turns on the light for you, switches it off for you. It's actually very efficient. Only thing is, if you walk into the prison, there is pain in the air. I've never gone into the prison and come out without tears in my eyes because there is just pain in the air. That's how important human freedom is. Most people may not be going anywhere, even in their house they may not be going. But the simple thing that they are bolting the door, not somebody else. That's how much of a difference it makes, that's how important it is to be free. So this is the highest value. So, you know in this culture everything is built-in. Two days in a month you're not supposed to eat so that the compulsiveness of food will go away. One day, or actually 12 days in a year, you are not supposed to sleep so the compulsiveness sleep will go away. Like this many things have been built-in which we are just throwing it away without understanding anything about it. Today after billion dollar research happens and they come back to us, now they tell us, oh yes, yes, yes, this is a great research. We have looked at life and said this is the way to exist. Various levels of compulsions. Start working one at a time become free, become free, become free. See when you want to become free, toying with the idea of freedom is no good. What is binding you, that's what you need to break, isn't it? Yes. So what is binding you? What is compulsive in your life? That's what you need to attend to. Freedom is a fanciful idea. It will make you lala in your head, it's no good. What is binding you, if you work on that, if you get rid of it, you become free. If there is a next level of binding, let's break that. If there is a next level of binding, we'll break that. If you break all levels, if you go on breaking one at a time, someday you will break all of them, isn't it so? Yes. Or you think it's infinite binding? No. No. Bondage cannot be infinite. Freedom can be infinite, isn't it?

March 30, 2021

3:46

How to experience dimensions beyond the physical?

Transcript: If you have to enter a dimension beyond the physical, a perception beyond the five senses have to be opened up. These five sense organs open up in you. The moment you crawl out of your mother's womb, five senses open up because they're needed for survival. If you did not have them, you would not know how to survive. Survival process opens up for you naturally. Suppose as a little infant you were lost...

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... in the jungle, if something edible came in front of you, would you take it and shove it into your ears or into your nostrils? You would definitely know where to put it, isn't it? Nobody taught you. Nobody needs to instruct you, this is the way to eat. But it will go right here, isn't it so? So things that are necessary for your survival, it does not need any training. It does not need any striving from your end. It's inbuilt. But would you know how to read, how to write, how to do so many things that you're naturally doing today? No. Because all these things need striving. Anything beyond survival will not enter your life unless you strive for it. But what is needed for survival opens up without any striving. So if a dimension beyond the physical has to enter your living experience, a little striving is needed. But because it's in a completely different direction, all your sense organs are outward bound please see this. You can see what's around you, you can't roll your eyeballs inward and scan yourself. You can hear that. So much activity in this body, can you hear that? No. Even if an ant crawls upon this hand, you can feel it. So much blood flowing, can you feel it? In the very nature of things, sense organs are outward bound. But everything that you experience happens within you. Right now, a simple question, do all of you see me at least? Am I visible to you? Because sometimes I'm invisible, you know. Today am I visible? Today am I visible? Please use your hands and show me where am I. Oh you got it totally wrong. You know I'm a mystic. Now this light is falling upon me, reflecting, going through your lenses, inverted image in the retina, don't you know the whole story? So where do you see me? Where am I right now? Within you. Where do you hear me? Within you. Where have you seen the whole world? Within you, isn't it? Have you ever experienced anything outside of you? Have you? Have you? Right now, you just touch your friend and see you don't feel his hand, you will only feel the way your sensations are. You cannot experience his hand, please know this. You can only know the way your sensations are. You have never experienced anything beyond this. Everything that's happened to you, your joy and misery has happened within you, light and darkness happen within you, just everything happens within you. But do you have a means to look inward? Right now everything that you have is outward bound, but everything that's happening is happening within. So it gives you a completely false perception of what it is. So turning within will take a little bit of striving. If you're willing to give 28 hours of focused time, we can turn you around.

Transcript: If you have to enter a dimension beyond the physical, a perception beyond the five senses have to be...

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... opened up. These five sense organs open up in you. The moment you crawl out of your mother's womb, five senses open up because they're needed for survival. If you did not have them, you would not know how to survive. Survival process opens up for you naturally. Suppose as a little infant you were lost in the jungle, if something edible came in front of you, would you take it and shove it into your ears or into your nostrils? You would definitely know where to put it, isn't it? Nobody taught you. Nobody needs to instruct you, this is the way to eat. But it will go right here, isn't it so? So things that are necessary for your survival, it does not need any training. It does not need any striving from your end. It's inbuilt. But would you know how to read, how to write, how to do so many things that you're naturally doing today? No. Because all these things need striving. Anything beyond survival will not enter your life unless you strive for it. But what is needed for survival opens up without any striving. So if a dimension beyond the physical has to enter your living experience, a little striving is needed. But because it's in a completely different direction, all your sense organs are outward bound please see this. You can see what's around you, you can't roll your eyeballs inward and scan yourself. You can hear that. So much activity in this body, can you hear that? No. Even if an ant crawls upon this hand, you can feel it. So much blood flowing, can you feel it? In the very nature of things, sense organs are outward bound. But everything that you experience happens within you. Right now, a simple question, do all of you see me at least? Am I visible to you? Because sometimes I'm invisible, you know. Today am I visible? Today am I visible? Please use your hands and show me where am I. Oh you got it totally wrong. You know I'm a mystic. Now this light is falling upon me, reflecting, going through your lenses, inverted image in the retina, don't you know the whole story? So where do you see me? Where am I right now? Within you. Where do you hear me? Within you. Where have you seen the whole world? Within you, isn't it? Have you ever experienced anything outside of you? Have you? Have you? Right now, you just touch your friend and see you don't feel his hand, you will only feel the way your sensations are. You cannot experience his hand, please know this. You can only know the way your sensations are. You have never experienced anything beyond this. Everything that's happened to you, your joy and misery has happened within you, light and darkness happen within you, just everything happens within you. But do you have a means to look inward? Right now everything that you have is outward bound, but everything that's happening is happening within. So it gives you a completely false perception of what it is. So turning within will take a little bit of striving. If you're willing to give 28 hours of focused time, we can turn you around.

March 20, 2021

3:50

What is the significance of Guru Purnima? Why does one need a Guru?

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...This is a beautiful video, a must watch for all seekers, where Sadhguru talks about the significance of a Guru. He says, that human beings can grow only once they become conscious. But, this is an uncharted path. Sadhguru gives the example of Columbus, because he landed in America, now it became easier for others to go, following his footsteps. Sadhguru also tells about the significance of Guru Purnima.

Synopsis: This is a beautiful video, a must watch for all seekers, where Sadhguru talks about the significance...

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... of a Guru. He says, that human beings can grow only once they become conscious. But, this is an uncharted path. Sadhguru gives the example of Columbus, because he landed in America, now it became easier for others to go, following his footsteps. Sadhguru also tells about the significance of Guru Purnima.

July 4, 2020

4:46

What Is Meditation and How To Become Meditative?

Synopsis: In this short yet profound talk, Sadhguru dispels the common misunderstanding that one can 'do meditation'. One can not 'do meditation', one can only 'become meditative'. He explains what is meditation, and how one can become meditative.

Synopsis: In this short yet profound talk, Sadhguru dispels the common misunderstanding that one can 'do meditation'....

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... One can not 'do meditation', one can only 'become meditative'. He explains what is meditation, and how one can become meditative.

January 15, 2020

1:41

A Beautiful Incidence From Swami Vivekanda’s Life

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells the beautiful incidence from the life of Swami Vivekananda. After his guru, Ramakrishna Paramhansa, attained samadhi, Vivekananda wanted to take his masters message to the west. He wants the permission of Sharada Devi, Ramakrishna's wife. Sadhguru narrates the incidence...

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells the beautiful incidence from the life of Swami Vivekananda. After his guru, Ramakrishna...

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... Paramhansa, attained samadhi, Vivekananda wanted to take his masters message to the west. He wants the permission of Sharada Devi, Ramakrishna's wife. Sadhguru narrates the incidence...

January 12, 2020

2:51

3 Types of Yogis – Mandha, Madhyama, and Uttama

Synopsis: Sadhguru says that yogis can be classified into three categories. Mandha, Madhyama, and Uttama. Mandha Yogis are those who have experienced oneness, but are not able to keep it up all the time. For Madhyama Yogis the dimensions of the beyond are constantly in perception, but they are unable to manage the physical dimension in which they exist. Uttama Yogis are constantly in perception of the ultimate,...

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... and are also perfectly in tune with the outside world.

Synopsis: Sadhguru says that yogis can be classified into three categories. Mandha, Madhyama, and Uttama. Mandha...

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... Yogis are those who have experienced oneness, but are not able to keep it up all the time. For Madhyama Yogis the dimensions of the beyond are constantly in perception, but they are unable to manage the physical dimension in which they exist. Uttama Yogis are constantly in perception of the ultimate, and are also perfectly in tune with the outside world.

July 15, 2019

3:45

How To Overcome Sexual Desires?

If you notice, people who are deeply involved in some intellectual activity, would prefer to read a book than have sex. Trying to get rid of something is not the best way to approach it. Instead, you should find something deeper than what you know right now, then you will be easily able to drop it. If you experience something bigger than sexuality, than automatically you will drop it. Sadhguru says - "Sexuality is just a small part of you. People have become overly sexual only because of stupid morality, because they are trying to forcefully drop it".

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February 3, 2020

3 min read

Benefits of Wearing Rudraksha

Rudraksh is the seed of a tree, and it has a very unique vibration. There are various types of Rudrakshas, and the number of faces can vary from a single face, upto 21 faces. They have different vibrations, and are worn for different purposes. Five faced, or panchmukhi, is good for everyone, for general wellbeing, health and freedom. If someone has chosen to purify their lives, Rudraksha is a good support for that. Sadhguru also tells about ekmukhi and gaurishankar rudraksh. He also shares various other benefits of Rudraksh and also guidelines on how to wear Rudraksh.

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January 20, 2020

8 min read

What Is The Significance of Kashi

The word 'kashi' means tower of light. Sadhguru says - "This beam of light is the symbolism of Kashi, because Kashi is a machine, a yantra, a cosmogenic effort to bring the cosmos to you". Sadhguru tells us that in his experience the real energy structure of kashi is 33 feet above ground, and is going upto 7200 feet. At one time, there were over 72,000 shrines, each with their own method, but all with only one goal, that of - mukti (liberation). No one really knows how old the city is, as Mark Twain said "it's older than the legend". The city has been ravaged multiple times, and a lot of it is damaged. Still, Sadhguru says that energy wise it's still phenomenal.

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December 13, 2019

7 min read

What’s the Difference Between Stillness and Stagnation?

Though physically they may appear the same, but qualitatively stillness and stagnation are poles apart. Someone who doesn't know may think that meditation and sleeping are the same! Stagnation to stillness is like moving from ignorance to enlightenment. To know this qualitative difference, one needs an unshakeable resolve; sankalpa.

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November 8, 2019

4 min read

Can Ayahuasca be Used for Spiritual Awakening?

Concoctions with hallucinogenic things, like Ayahuasca, are used to purge parasites from the human body. These are used by tribal societies who are exposed to natural elements, and in whom the number of parasites which reside in the body significantly increase over a period of time. But if you use outside substances for this purpose, you will get addicted to them. If you rise in experience by breaking the mind with chemicals, it is only a temporary access; most of the time it will leave you debilitated.

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October 29, 2019

7 min read

How to Get Rid of my Karma?

Sadhguru says, that we should learn to be happy with our compulsions! Only when we are joyful, transformation is possible. Joyfulness brings flexibility; and only flexibility opens the possibility to go beyond our compulsions. If we bury, our karma deep, then it will grow manifold. "Karma, is not the problem; how you carry it is the only problem".

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October 18, 2019

4 min read

Dhyanalinga – The Significance of the Zero

The whole creation is rooted in nothingness. It is from this nothingness that billions of galaxies and all life sprouted. Zero means, it's limitless, and it can never be matched by any number, because a number, no matter how big is always limited. Dhyanalinga is a possibility that exhibits both the exuberance of the numbers, and the stillness of zero. In it's presence, it becomes very simple to know the fundamental dimension of life. Everything comes from zero, and everything goes back to the zero. Dhyanalinga is a strong reminder, an exuberant manifestation of life, at the same time absolutely still like nothingness.

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June 27, 2019

9 min read

The Buffalo’s Tail – A Zen Story

The famous Zen story about the buffalo's tail - what is this story trying to tell us? Sadhguru tells us another story, that of how Bahubali got enlightened. And through that he explains what the hidden message in this simple zen story is. This is a must read, for all those seeking to grow on the spiritual path!

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June 26, 2019

5 min read

The Significance of Indian Classical Music, And Activating The Chakras

Modern science tells us that the entire existence is a reverberation of energy - or in other words - an amalgamation of sounds. The human ear can hear only a small band of the spectrum. But in certain states - Rithambhara Pragna - you can hear the sounds beyond this limited spectrum. The whole existence can be experienced as sound. When sounds are arranged in a certain pattern, they impact our system in a certain way - this is the science of mantras. Indian classical music is a modification of the mantras - where both aesthetics and technical arrangements are important. Indian classical music can activate the chakras and evolve a human being into higher levels of consciousness.

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March 1, 2019

10 min read

If I Meet My Guru, Will I Be Liberated?

This article is a must read for all those seeking the path to liberation. Sadhguru tells us that being a disciple, or a devotee is a quality. He also tells us, that If you have met your guru, it is time for you to step into Him, only then something will happen. If you go on analyzing, go on contemplating, then nothing much is going to happen.

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November 27, 2018

6 min read

Why Should We Fast on Ekadashi?

If you observe closely, then in a 48 day period, there are 3 days, that your body does not demand food. If you fast on these 3 days, a lot of your health issues will get get handled. These 3 days are different for everyone. Since most people do not have the awareness to know this, ekadashi was fixed for fasting. There are 3 ekadashi (11th day from new moon day), in a 48 day period. Also, the planetary positions are conducive on this day to turn inward, and remaining on an empty stomach helps with that.

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July 26, 2018

2 min read

What is a Pilgrimage?

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

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June 12, 2018

10 min read

Can I Become Like Agastya Muni?

Sadhguru tells us about the dedication, commitment and unrelenting resolve of all the saptarishis, including Agastya Muni. He says, that they did not come from elsewhere, they were born in some insignificant place in some family. Sadhguru says - "That is what is significant about their life story and about yoga and sadhana: no matter who you are, how the hell you were born, who your parents were, what kind of karma you have – if you are willing, you can build yourself up". So, yes, if you can emulate these qualities, then why not?

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February 9, 2018

5 min read

Can Grief Lead To Spiritual Growth?

You can either become wounded, or become wise, in situations of grief. Sadhguru says, usually when people find a way to do some useful work, when grief really strikes them, become great karma yogis. Sadhguru narrates a touching story of a man in Sahayadri hills - how driven by grief, he became an intense karma yogi. Sadhguru says - "Learning to use all your emotions creatively is very important". Any emotion can be made into a creative force.

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January 13, 2018

3 min read

What Is Shivanga Sadhana?

This is a profound article by Sadhguru, and a must read for all those seeking to grow spiritually, and all those concerned about their own wellbeing. Sadhguru elaborates on the various aspects of shivanga sadhana and their significance. This simple process brings a certain organic intelligence into the system, a different dimension of intelligence is invoked, making life effortless.

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January 2, 2018

16 min read

Mundane or Sacred – How To Choose?

This is a basic mistake, trying to separate things into mundane and sacred! The source of creation is involved in everything, whether small or big. Sadhguru says - "If you see one thing as sacred and another thing as filthy, you are lost. What is mundane and what is sacred is your making. It is not existentially true". Sadhguru tells us that there are only two ways to approach life, either see everything as filthy, or everything as sacred.

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October 12, 2017

3 min read

What Is The Right ‘Company’?

Most people are shaped by the company they keep. All social exposure has an influence. It may not always be conscious. It is best not to be among people who are compulsive by nature. Sadhguru says - "Choosing your company is not about being discriminatory, but about being discretionary as to where you want to be and with whom you want to be".

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September 5, 2017

4 min read

Why Do You Say Drop Your Knowledge – Is Knowledge Not Useful?

Of course, knowledge is useful. We accumulate and use knowledge, so that we don't have to reinvent the wheel every time! Sadhguru says - "When we talked about dropping the knowledge, we were talking about life, not about various disciplines of life. When it comes to doing something physical or material, you need knowledge, but to conduct life you do not need knowledge you need clarity". The most important thing is that you should not allow your knowledge to cloud your clarity of perception.

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August 4, 2017

5 min read

Get Involved, Not Entangled

Within ourselves we must be equanimous. But, when it comes to activity, we must use our discretion and make a choice. For that, you may come in contact with many people. Sadhguru says - "You must enjoy every association and company that you seek, but you do not have to get stuck to anything". If you feel insecure, you will entangle yourself and make everything stick to you. Sadhguru elaborates on the memory of the body, runanbandha, and why it is important that it be carried consciously.

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July 18, 2017

5 min read

Why is Begging Part of Spiritual Tradition?

Sadhguru tells a beautiful story of a beggar who became famous as a wise man, and everyone started going to him for advice. In India, begging has always been considered part of the spiritual tradition. Sadhguru says - "A beggar may be doing so out of helplessness, but a sanyasi is doing it consciously for his own growth, so that he does not get too full of himself". This can be used as a device and a tool to drop one's identity.

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May 23, 2017

6 min read

Will Physical Disability Impede In My Spiritual Growth?

Are physical disabilities such as hearing impairment, paralysis or blindness a hindrance for one on the spiritual path? Sadhguru explains, whatever happens in life, you can suffer it or see how to make use of it. Sadhguru says - "From a social standpoint, physical debilities may be relevant because you cannot do what someone else is doing. But not in the spiritual realm because whether you are deaf, blind, mute or whatever, you still have what is inside, intact."

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January 23, 2017

4 min read

What Is The Significance of The Month of Margazhi?

Sadhguru says - "At this time of year the planet Earth is closest to the sun". The Sun's gravity is at its highest. Sadhguru says - "That is the effect the Margazhi month has on the human system – it pulls you from the base. Margazhi is a time to bring balance and stability to the system". Sadhguru speaks about the spiritual significance of this time and gives ways as to how we can make use of it to create balance and stability within ourselves.

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December 15, 2016

3 min read

Spirituality is about self-annihilation!

Q: You talked about carrying awareness from one life into another. The only thing that you carry forward is awareness. Is there an end to this process? Is there a beginning? Was I a blade of grass at some point? Was I a monkey, was I a lizard, was I a rock on a mountain? It is all forms of energy after all. Sadhguru says - "This body is just a lump of earth taking on a different form and doing all these things. One day it will sink back and become earth....Spirituality does not mean growth, it means self-destruction, self-annihilation."

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November 24, 2016

6 min read

How To Overcome Sexual Desires?

If you notice, people who are deeply involved in some intellectual…

February 3, 2020

3 min read

Benefits of Wearing Rudraksha

Rudraksh is the seed of a tree, and it has a…

January 20, 2020

8 min read

What Is The Significance of Kashi

The word 'kashi' means tower of light. Sadhguru says - "This…

December 13, 2019

7 min read

What’s the Difference Between Stillness and Stagnation?

Though physically they may appear the same, but qualitatively stillness and…

November 8, 2019

4 min read

Can Ayahuasca be Used for Spiritual Awakening?

Concoctions with hallucinogenic things, like Ayahuasca, are used to purge parasites…

October 29, 2019

7 min read

How to Get Rid of my Karma?

Sadhguru says, that we should learn to be happy with our…

October 18, 2019

4 min read

Dhyanalinga – The Significance of the Zero

The whole creation is rooted in nothingness. It is from this…

June 27, 2019

9 min read

The Buffalo’s Tail – A Zen Story

The famous Zen story about the buffalo's tail - what is…

June 26, 2019

5 min read

The Significance of Indian Classical Music, And Activating The Chakras

Modern science tells us that the entire existence is a reverberation…

March 1, 2019

10 min read

If I Meet My Guru, Will I Be Liberated?

This article is a must read for all those seeking the…

November 27, 2018

6 min read

Why Should We Fast on Ekadashi?

If you observe closely, then in a 48 day period, there…

July 26, 2018

2 min read

What is a Pilgrimage?

Is there a difference between a pilgrim and a tourist? Both…

June 12, 2018

10 min read

Can I Become Like Agastya Muni?

Sadhguru tells us about the dedication, commitment and unrelenting resolve of…

February 9, 2018

5 min read

Can Grief Lead To Spiritual Growth?

You can either become wounded, or become wise, in situations of…

January 13, 2018

3 min read

What Is Shivanga Sadhana?

This is a profound article by Sadhguru, and a must read…

January 2, 2018

16 min read

Mundane or Sacred – How To Choose?

This is a basic mistake, trying to separate things into mundane…

October 12, 2017

3 min read

What Is The Right ‘Company’?

Most people are shaped by the company they keep. All social…

September 5, 2017

4 min read

Why Do You Say Drop Your Knowledge – Is Knowledge Not Useful?

Of course, knowledge is useful. We accumulate and use knowledge, so…

August 4, 2017

5 min read

Get Involved, Not Entangled

Within ourselves we must be equanimous. But, when it comes to…

July 18, 2017

5 min read

Why is Begging Part of Spiritual Tradition?

Sadhguru tells a beautiful story of a beggar who became famous…

May 23, 2017

6 min read

Will Physical Disability Impede In My Spiritual Growth?

Are physical disabilities such as hearing impairment, paralysis or blindness a…

January 23, 2017

4 min read

What Is The Significance of The Month of Margazhi?

Sadhguru says - "At this time of year the planet Earth…

December 15, 2016

3 min read

Spirituality is about self-annihilation!

Q: You talked about carrying awareness from one life into another.…

November 24, 2016

6 min read

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