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The only real solution to phone addiction

Transcript: So, technology is not to be blamed. We have not addressed human compulsive nature. Human compulsiveness can only be addressed with consciousness. More conscious way of existing. To become conscious, there are many tools. We have not propogated this large scale in our society. It has to become a part of our existence. At a very early age, children should learn to live consciously. Once they are conscious,...

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... they know when to use what and how much to use. It's individual choice. About radiation. I want you to understand, most probably, it is like, you know, we initially used to think only those who are smoking are going to get affected. But then we realized passive smokers may be more affected than the smoker himself or herself. So similarly, somebody else may be using technology around you, there is wifi in your house. People are using telephones all around you. So you cannot escape that radiation. Yes, it has some consequences. But at the same time, the amount of life that it facilitates, we're willing to make a trade off with it to some extent. But, to what extent you wish to use technology must be your personal choice. Coming to social media. Social media is much easier to handle than a live society. When live society was there, your friends, your family, your mother-in-law, your husband, wife, this, that, everything. When they cling to you you can't switch them off. Social media, if you don't like it, you can turn off your phone. So I think this mode of interaction gives you much more freedom than the ancient way of interacting with society. Because if you went about the town making lot of friends, you got entangled in so many ways. Today you're making friends only by sending messages. When you don't want, you can keep your phone off. And, it's a done thing. So these are all wonderful conveniences that have come into our life. But, many people are making this also into a great problem and this is an illness in their lives. So the greatest things that are given to you can become your enemy if you don't learn how to use it responsibly. This goes for everything. Not just for gadgets in your hand. This goes for your car, this goes for your food, this goes for your everything that you're using in your life, including your brain. If you don't realize how to use it, if it becomes a compulsive process, then it can take your life.

Transcript: So, technology is not to be blamed. We have not addressed human compulsive nature. Human compulsiveness...

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... can only be addressed with consciousness. More conscious way of existing. To become conscious, there are many tools. We have not propogated this large scale in our society. It has to become a part of our existence. At a very early age, children should learn to live consciously. Once they are conscious, they know when to use what and how much to use. It's individual choice. About radiation. I want you to understand, most probably, it is like, you know, we initially used to think only those who are smoking are going to get affected. But then we realized passive smokers may be more affected than the smoker himself or herself. So similarly, somebody else may be using technology around you, there is wifi in your house. People are using telephones all around you. So you cannot escape that radiation. Yes, it has some consequences. But at the same time, the amount of life that it facilitates, we're willing to make a trade off with it to some extent. But, to what extent you wish to use technology must be your personal choice. Coming to social media. Social media is much easier to handle than a live society. When live society was there, your friends, your family, your mother-in-law, your husband, wife, this, that, everything. When they cling to you you can't switch them off. Social media, if you don't like it, you can turn off your phone. So I think this mode of interaction gives you much more freedom than the ancient way of interacting with society. Because if you went about the town making lot of friends, you got entangled in so many ways. Today you're making friends only by sending messages. When you don't want, you can keep your phone off. And, it's a done thing. So these are all wonderful conveniences that have come into our life. But, many people are making this also into a great problem and this is an illness in their lives. So the greatest things that are given to you can become your enemy if you don't learn how to use it responsibly. This goes for everything. Not just for gadgets in your hand. This goes for your car, this goes for your food, this goes for your everything that you're using in your life, including your brain. If you don't realize how to use it, if it becomes a compulsive process, then it can take your life.

September 8, 2020

3:13

Is technology a boon or a curse for the youth?

Transcript: Technology is a great facilitator. It can never be against us, if it is in the right hands. So what we need to train is the hands that use it. Not to tame the technology, let the technology go unbridled. It's we human beings who have to know how much of what to do. For this we need a conscious approach to life. Not just with the use of technology but with every aspect of life. How we breathe, how we...

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... walk, how we sit, how we stand. If this becomes a conscious process, then technology is a great boon. Everybody can use it to enhance their work. Whatever they are doing. I'm sure you're enjoying the benefits of technology in filmmaking. And as I said earlier, I am enjoying the benefits of technology even as a spiritual teacher. Are our youth getting distracted by the gadgets? Those who are distracted, they will always be distracted by something or the other. Maybe they were busy getting distracted with what is local. Now their distraction is global. But the problem is of compulsiveness. We have to bring this into our youth, into our children and the adults also. That we don't conduct this life compulsively, but we bring a certain dimension of a conscious way of functioning. How we eat, how we sit, how we stand, how we function. Everything. If it becomes conscious, our use of gadgets also will become a conscious process. So let us make our youth into a conscious living force. Not complaining about the wonderful miracles that technology is offering to us.

Transcript: Technology is a great facilitator. It can never be against us, if it is in the right hands. So what we...

show more...
... need to train is the hands that use it. Not to tame the technology, let the technology go unbridled. It's we human beings who have to know how much of what to do. For this we need a conscious approach to life. Not just with the use of technology but with every aspect of life. How we breathe, how we walk, how we sit, how we stand. If this becomes a conscious process, then technology is a great boon. Everybody can use it to enhance their work. Whatever they are doing. I'm sure you're enjoying the benefits of technology in filmmaking. And as I said earlier, I am enjoying the benefits of technology even as a spiritual teacher. Are our youth getting distracted by the gadgets? Those who are distracted, they will always be distracted by something or the other. Maybe they were busy getting distracted with what is local. Now their distraction is global. But the problem is of compulsiveness. We have to bring this into our youth, into our children and the adults also. That we don't conduct this life compulsively, but we bring a certain dimension of a conscious way of functioning. How we eat, how we sit, how we stand, how we function. Everything. If it becomes conscious, our use of gadgets also will become a conscious process. So let us make our youth into a conscious living force. Not complaining about the wonderful miracles that technology is offering to us.

July 5, 2020

2:17

Is Virtual Reality A Threat To Humans?

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

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

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

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

November 4, 2018

10:12

Will Artificial Intelligence Take Away Our Jobs?

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

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

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

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

November 2, 2018

9:45

Is technology modern life slavery?

Synopsis: During an interaction in the middle east, the interviewer asks Sadhguru - "In era of democratization of technology, innovation, smart phone, internet, social media - we are becoming more and more dependent on all of those tools - I am one of them. They are as important today as food, as water, as breath, as air - I am sorry for the question - are we as human being becoming stupid? Are we slave? Isn't...

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... this, the modern life slavery for you?"

Synopsis: During an interaction in the middle east, the interviewer asks Sadhguru - "In era of democratization...

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... of technology, innovation, smart phone, internet, social media - we are becoming more and more dependent on all of those tools - I am one of them. They are as important today as food, as water, as breath, as air - I am sorry for the question - are we as human being becoming stupid? Are we slave? Isn't this, the modern life slavery for you?"

July 12, 2018

2:21

When Machine become Intelligent, What Will Humans Do?

Synopsis: Everyone is talking about the impact of the technological advances in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Humans are becoming redundant in many areas of work. Machines have taken over many tasks performed by us earlier. So the paramount question is 'if machines will do everything, then what will we do?'... In this talk Sadhguru explains that though technology can create comforts...

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... and conveniences, but it cannot bring us well being. So what do humans need to do....

Synopsis: Everyone is talking about the impact of the technological advances in the field of artificial intelligence...

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... and machine learning. Humans are becoming redundant in many areas of work. Machines have taken over many tasks performed by us earlier. So the paramount question is 'if machines will do everything, then what will we do?'... In this talk Sadhguru explains that though technology can create comforts and conveniences, but it cannot bring us well being. So what do humans need to do....

April 30, 2018

10:21

Religion and Technology – What Will it Lead To?

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

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June 4, 2019

5 min read

Will Future Technology Destroy Human Beings?

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

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December 24, 2018

5 min read

Col. Rajyavardhan Rathore – Is Over Exposure Of Technology Destroying Youth?

Technology has made our lives easy and comfortable - but we are still complaining about it! The problem is not technology, it is just that people have not prepared themselves for the life they need to handle. Unless you make yourself capable to handle the various realities of today, you will complain. In the early years of life, the focus should be to enhance the life to a higher level of possibility. Once sufficient time is invested in inner development, handling the outside situations will be effortless.

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September 2, 2018

4 min read

Ranveer Singh – How Do I Get Rid of My Phone Addiction?

Ranveer Singh: Sir, I feel technology is constantly evolving, and I have a feeling that mobile phones have really changed the way we are. They have a huge bearing on pretty much everything. I sometimes wonder whether human beings were ever meant to communicate like this. I could be hanging in a jungle in Africa talking to somebody who is at the North Pole. I can actually see their face! And with that, now comes along social media. It is really changing things. Kids who are eighteen, nineteen now are much more into it. They know how to use these things much better. I was born when there were still landlines, so FaceTime is still a trip for me. So what is your take on mobile phone technology and social media? Is it the new evolution, like this is what human beings were, and now we have a cell phone and that is the extension of us?

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August 24, 2018

4 min read

Is Artificial Intelligence Good For Humanity?

Sadhguru says that any intelligence is good, whether natural or artificial, organic or synthetic. He says - "Without intelligence, there is no truth". In near future all work will be done by robots. Technology will also create artificial thoughts and emotions. However, Sadhguru says - "But that is only intelligence. That is not consciousness. Our thought, our emotion, these have nothing to do with consciousness". A robot, or artificial intelligence can never have consciousness.

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November 3, 2017

3 min read

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