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10 manifestations of Prana in the human system

Transcript: The word prana, there is no equivalent word in English. But we can say it's a vital energy. That which we call as the life energy is Prana. Prana has ten different manifestations in the body. But for the sake of understanding we'll bring it down to five. These five are referred to as five vayus or panchavayus. This is pranavayu, samanavayu, udhanavayu, apana, and vyana. They're in charge of different...

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... dimensions of what happens in this human mechanism. This is an endless subject if I speak like this. I'm just trying to abridge it in a sensible manner. Taking charge of this, yama means to control or to take charge. Pranayama means a method with which you want to take charge this bunch of vayus. Because how your body functions, how your mind functions, how the whole physiological framework. This human mechanism, how it functions is determined by this energy. This is an energy. It is an intelligent energy. In the sense, it carries a certain amount of memory. The karmic memory of the individual person is imprinted on this energy. So in each person, the prana functions in a different manner. It is unique to each individual. It is not like, it's like electricity. Electricity is not smart. It can light up the, you know, the light bulb, it can run the camera, it can, you know, run the air conditioning, it can do million things but not because of its intelligence. It does the same thing always. Because of a particular device, a certain thing happens. But now I am talking about, this will happen in future that you may have smart electricity. It is not far away. In the next 50 years you may have smart energy that the energy behaves in a particular way, you can make it behave in a certain way because you can imprint certain memory upon it. So this is an intelligent energy where a certain amount of imprint is there because of that it functions in a specific manner in an individual person. That is, going into an extremely refined form of pranayama where we particularly design something for an individual person because he's in a certain way. For that to come to that level, it will need a general level of pranayam where it takes care of these five vayus. If one has a certain mastery over these five vayus, there is no such thing as physical ailment or, particularly psychological ailment is out of question. If somebody takes charge of their prana, whatever may be the external atmosphere, whatever influences in terms of reverberations, waves, emotions, other kinds of pressures, doesn't matter what. Psychological balance is 100% guaranteed for a person who takes charge of his prana. Always.

Transcript: The word prana, there is no equivalent word in English. But we can say it's a vital energy. That which...

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... we call as the life energy is Prana. Prana has ten different manifestations in the body. But for the sake of understanding we'll bring it down to five. These five are referred to as five vayus or panchavayus. This is pranavayu, samanavayu, udhanavayu, apana, and vyana. They're in charge of different dimensions of what happens in this human mechanism. This is an endless subject if I speak like this. I'm just trying to abridge it in a sensible manner. Taking charge of this, yama means to control or to take charge. Pranayama means a method with which you want to take charge this bunch of vayus. Because how your body functions, how your mind functions, how the whole physiological framework. This human mechanism, how it functions is determined by this energy. This is an energy. It is an intelligent energy. In the sense, it carries a certain amount of memory. The karmic memory of the individual person is imprinted on this energy. So in each person, the prana functions in a different manner. It is unique to each individual. It is not like, it's like electricity. Electricity is not smart. It can light up the, you know, the light bulb, it can run the camera, it can, you know, run the air conditioning, it can do million things but not because of its intelligence. It does the same thing always. Because of a particular device, a certain thing happens. But now I am talking about, this will happen in future that you may have smart electricity. It is not far away. In the next 50 years you may have smart energy that the energy behaves in a particular way, you can make it behave in a certain way because you can imprint certain memory upon it. So this is an intelligent energy where a certain amount of imprint is there because of that it functions in a specific manner in an individual person. That is, going into an extremely refined form of pranayama where we particularly design something for an individual person because he's in a certain way. For that to come to that level, it will need a general level of pranayam where it takes care of these five vayus. If one has a certain mastery over these five vayus, there is no such thing as physical ailment or, particularly psychological ailment is out of question. If somebody takes charge of their prana, whatever may be the external atmosphere, whatever influences in terms of reverberations, waves, emotions, other kinds of pressures, doesn't matter what. Psychological balance is 100% guaranteed for a person who takes charge of his prana. Always.

June 12, 2021

3:59

How does one feel just before dying?

Transcript: Right now there is no experience of life. Largely you're just a bundle of thought, emotion, ideas, opinions, and prejudices. Your psychological drama is being mistaken for life. You must see how people die. It's very important. If you watch people die, over 80% of the people on this planet, when the moment of death comes, there is no pain, there is not even fear but you will see bewilderment on their...

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... face. Like this they go. Because it's like you went to the cinema, you bought the ticket, went to the cinema. You sat there, during the trailer itself you fell asleep. And when they turn on the lights after the movie, you woke up. What! It's already over? This is how most people are dying. This is the most unfortunate way to die. Because before you open your account, it's over. Your own thought and emotion kept you so busy, you thought this is life. But when the moment of death comes, suddenly you know, the drama that you were turning on within you looks so real but the moment lights are going off, then you know this is not it. Your psychological drama. We can all sit in the same place and each one of us can have something different going in our minds right now. Yes or no? So obviously what's happening in your mind is your psychological reality, it's not existential. It has no existential basis. It is in this sense, people are telling you be in the moment. Because there is no basis to your psychological reality, you can make up whatever you want. Or in other words, your creation, your petty creation has become larger than the magnificent creation of the creator. So spiritual process means, you set this anomaly right. You understand your psychological reality is something that you're making up. I'm not saying you should not make it up, you can. But you must be able to switch it off when you don't want. The problem is it's just on 24 hours so it looks like that is the reality. It is not the reality, you're just making it up. Yes or no? The made up world has become larger than the real world. Just to correct this, is spiritual process. You understand what is real and what is made up. This means you are spiritual. If you can identify what is existentially true and what is not true, you will navigate navigate your way through life effortlessly, isn't it? If your mind, your body takes instructions from you, being peaceful and joyful is not even an issue. Is it an issue? If your body and mind is taking instructions from you, is it an issue? Is it even a consideration? Do you have to even bother about it? How to be peaceful, how to be joyful? There's no such thing. This is coming from a very unnatural situation because made up world has become larger than the real world. What's happening on your phone has become bigger than the cosmos, isn't it?

Transcript: Right now there is no experience of life. Largely you're just a bundle of thought, emotion, ideas, opinions,...

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... and prejudices. Your psychological drama is being mistaken for life. You must see how people die. It's very important. If you watch people die, over 80% of the people on this planet, when the moment of death comes, there is no pain, there is not even fear but you will see bewilderment on their face. Like this they go. Because it's like you went to the cinema, you bought the ticket, went to the cinema. You sat there, during the trailer itself you fell asleep. And when they turn on the lights after the movie, you woke up. What! It's already over? This is how most people are dying. This is the most unfortunate way to die. Because before you open your account, it's over. Your own thought and emotion kept you so busy, you thought this is life. But when the moment of death comes, suddenly you know, the drama that you were turning on within you looks so real but the moment lights are going off, then you know this is not it. Your psychological drama. We can all sit in the same place and each one of us can have something different going in our minds right now. Yes or no? So obviously what's happening in your mind is your psychological reality, it's not existential. It has no existential basis. It is in this sense, people are telling you be in the moment. Because there is no basis to your psychological reality, you can make up whatever you want. Or in other words, your creation, your petty creation has become larger than the magnificent creation of the creator. So spiritual process means, you set this anomaly right. You understand your psychological reality is something that you're making up. I'm not saying you should not make it up, you can. But you must be able to switch it off when you don't want. The problem is it's just on 24 hours so it looks like that is the reality. It is not the reality, you're just making it up. Yes or no? The made up world has become larger than the real world. Just to correct this, is spiritual process. You understand what is real and what is made up. This means you are spiritual. If you can identify what is existentially true and what is not true, you will navigate navigate your way through life effortlessly, isn't it? If your mind, your body takes instructions from you, being peaceful and joyful is not even an issue. Is it an issue? If your body and mind is taking instructions from you, is it an issue? Is it even a consideration? Do you have to even bother about it? How to be peaceful, how to be joyful? There's no such thing. This is coming from a very unnatural situation because made up world has become larger than the real world. What's happening on your phone has become bigger than the cosmos, isn't it?

June 9, 2021

3:55

How to live in the moment?

Transcript: This is going on everywhere in the world. It's a big fad in the west, particularly United States and of course it's infected India a bit. Be in the moment. I'll ask you a simple question, be somewhere else and show me. Hello? Can you be somewhere else? But that's the reason why you have a mind. You can sit here and think about Mumbai. You can think about yesterday, you can think about tomorrow, you...

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... can think about what was 10 years ago, you can think about what is 10 years later. But you still live in the moment, isn't it? So essentially, what is being said is, do not think about yesterday, do not think about tomorrow. Just be with what is here right now. See, it took millions of years of evolution to get this much cerebral capability that we can vividly remember every experience of our life. And we have a fabulous sense of imagination, that we can project and create a tomorrow in our mind and make efforts to manifest that. Now the reason why somebody's telling you be in the moment is because for many people these two faculties of memory and imagination, which set us apart from every other creature on this planet, no other creature on this planet has as vivid a sense of memory and imagination as we have. It's taken millions of years of evolution to get us here. But now, because people don't know how to handle it, they're saying get rid of it. Don't remember yesterday, do not think about tomorrow, just be with what is here right now. In a way, we're talking about how to become an earthworm once again. Is it important to learn how we can put this memory and imagination to the highest possible usage? Or is it best to erase it so that you can simply be here with little peace, maybe peaceful? It's very easy to do this. If we take away half your brain, you will be very peaceful and always in the now. Yes? Is that what we are seeking is the question.

Transcript: This is going on everywhere in the world. It's a big fad in the west, particularly United States and...

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... of course it's infected India a bit. Be in the moment. I'll ask you a simple question, be somewhere else and show me. Hello? Can you be somewhere else? But that's the reason why you have a mind. You can sit here and think about Mumbai. You can think about yesterday, you can think about tomorrow, you can think about what was 10 years ago, you can think about what is 10 years later. But you still live in the moment, isn't it? So essentially, what is being said is, do not think about yesterday, do not think about tomorrow. Just be with what is here right now. See, it took millions of years of evolution to get this much cerebral capability that we can vividly remember every experience of our life. And we have a fabulous sense of imagination, that we can project and create a tomorrow in our mind and make efforts to manifest that. Now the reason why somebody's telling you be in the moment is because for many people these two faculties of memory and imagination, which set us apart from every other creature on this planet, no other creature on this planet has as vivid a sense of memory and imagination as we have. It's taken millions of years of evolution to get us here. But now, because people don't know how to handle it, they're saying get rid of it. Don't remember yesterday, do not think about tomorrow, just be with what is here right now. In a way, we're talking about how to become an earthworm once again. Is it important to learn how we can put this memory and imagination to the highest possible usage? Or is it best to erase it so that you can simply be here with little peace, maybe peaceful? It's very easy to do this. If we take away half your brain, you will be very peaceful and always in the now. Yes? Is that what we are seeking is the question.

June 5, 2021

3:38

The benefits and dangers of shaving your head

Transcript: If you prune this tree today, the tree will focus its energy towards the area that's been pruned. And you will see, suppose you prune this part of the tree and don't ruin that, you will see in this part of the tree, the number of leaves that will come out in the next 15 days or a month is much, much more than in the other part of the tree. Have you noticed this? Yes or no? Because now that this is...

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... pruned, the tree directs its energy in that direction. The others, it will leave and direct this way because here the leaf must come back. The same happens in your body. If you suddenly remove this hair, then you will see the energies will move in that direction. So people who are doing certain type of sadhana, want that to happen. So people don't just shave their head whenever they feel like it. On the darkest night of the month, which is called the shivaratri, the fourteenth day of the moon's faces, one day before amavasya. On that day they shave because on that day, and the amavasya day, and the next day, when energies are, naturally there is an upsurge of energy in the human system, we want to accelerate that a little more. So on that day it is taken off. Because there is sadhana attached to that. If there is no sadhana, it won't make much of a difference. Some of you may know that, particularly ladies who have never shaved their head in their life, suddenly one day if they go and shave their hair, they will become mentally imbalanced. Because excessive energy in the direction, they are not able to handle. If already there is a small imbalance, it will exaggerate itself. Because there is an excess energy moment in that direction. But if it's calibrated properly and there is a necessary sadhana to support it, it works to your benefit. The nature of the body is such, the volume of energy that one neuron consumes in the body, in the in the brain, is many, many, many fold more than what one cell in the body consumes. So in terms of the physical structure, how the energy consumption is distributed. You can see this yourself, if somebody worries about something, they will lose weight. The best ways to lose weight is worry about something. You know that, isn't it? Yes or no? Because more activity means, more stressful activity in the brain means, it'll consume a lot of energy and it will bring down the body's weight.

Transcript: If you prune this tree today, the tree will focus its energy towards the area that's been pruned. And...

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... you will see, suppose you prune this part of the tree and don't ruin that, you will see in this part of the tree, the number of leaves that will come out in the next 15 days or a month is much, much more than in the other part of the tree. Have you noticed this? Yes or no? Because now that this is pruned, the tree directs its energy in that direction. The others, it will leave and direct this way because here the leaf must come back. The same happens in your body. If you suddenly remove this hair, then you will see the energies will move in that direction. So people who are doing certain type of sadhana, want that to happen. So people don't just shave their head whenever they feel like it. On the darkest night of the month, which is called the shivaratri, the fourteenth day of the moon's faces, one day before amavasya. On that day they shave because on that day, and the amavasya day, and the next day, when energies are, naturally there is an upsurge of energy in the human system, we want to accelerate that a little more. So on that day it is taken off. Because there is sadhana attached to that. If there is no sadhana, it won't make much of a difference. Some of you may know that, particularly ladies who have never shaved their head in their life, suddenly one day if they go and shave their hair, they will become mentally imbalanced. Because excessive energy in the direction, they are not able to handle. If already there is a small imbalance, it will exaggerate itself. Because there is an excess energy moment in that direction. But if it's calibrated properly and there is a necessary sadhana to support it, it works to your benefit. The nature of the body is such, the volume of energy that one neuron consumes in the body, in the in the brain, is many, many, many fold more than what one cell in the body consumes. So in terms of the physical structure, how the energy consumption is distributed. You can see this yourself, if somebody worries about something, they will lose weight. The best ways to lose weight is worry about something. You know that, isn't it? Yes or no? Because more activity means, more stressful activity in the brain means, it'll consume a lot of energy and it will bring down the body's weight.

May 29, 2021

3:24

How to be peaceful and happy? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Anupam Kher | #9

Synopsis: Good evening all of you. Guruji, I would like to know, you know, man is always craving for more and more. And not happy with all he gets. Of course, you just explained how happiness is an internal state of being. What would you tell the normal people as to how to get peace and happiness in their lives?

Synopsis: Good evening all of you. Guruji, I would like to know, you know, man...

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... is always craving for more and more. And not happy with all he gets. Of course, you just explained how happiness is an internal state of being. What would you tell the normal people as to how to get peace and happiness in their lives?

May 7, 2021

6:15

How to become ecstatic? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Anupam Kher | #8

Synopsis: At the Isha Yoga Center in Coimbatore, near the samadhi of your wife is a photograph which sent shivers down my spine. The feelings are of sheer ecstasy in my interpretation. How does one achieve that level of ecstasy in life?

Synopsis: At the Isha Yoga Center in Coimbatore, near the samadhi of your wife...

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... is a photograph which sent shivers down my spine. The feelings are of sheer ecstasy in my interpretation. How does one achieve that level of ecstasy in life?

May 7, 2021

6:43

What is samadhi? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Anupam Kher | #7

Synopsis: Your book ‘Mystics Musings’, which I read many years ago when I lost my younger brother. It was a great tragedy in the family and something that I was finding difficult to cope with. It gave me a great amount of courage and made me feel much better. Also it talked a lot about spirits, it talked a lot about life being a continuous process. In that, you write about...

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... when you and your wife, everybody was constructing the Dhyanalinga. And you talk about how a thread of life, grasp of life, something to that effect, became very fragile. When she could not hold onto it and she passed away. What exactly did you mean by that?

Synopsis: Your book ‘Mystics Musings’, which I read many years ago when I lost...

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... my younger brother. It was a great tragedy in the family and something that I was finding difficult to cope with. It gave me a great amount of courage and made me feel much better. Also it talked a lot about spirits, it talked a lot about life being a continuous process. In that, you write about when you and your wife, everybody was constructing the Dhyanalinga. And you talk about how a thread of life, grasp of life, something to that effect, became very fragile. When she could not hold onto it and she passed away. What exactly did you mean by that?

May 7, 2021

11:47

Sadhguru, why do people believe in you? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Anupam Kher | #3

Synopsis: I have performed in this auditorium, it’s never been so full. So there has to be something in their belief in you which makes them look up at you. Why do they trust you? Why do they believe in you so much?

Synopsis: I have performed in this auditorium, it’s never been so full. So there...

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... has to be something in their belief in you which makes them look up at you. Why do they trust you? Why do they believe in you so much?

May 7, 2021

4:10

Are asanas a form of greed? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Prasoon Joshi | #2

Synopsis: My question is about asanas. It’s my point of view. I mean, maybe I’m completely wrong. But I feel there is too much greed in that, to learn from other animals. You know, why a snake is doing like this, why are you doing it like a dog, why are you doing it like a lion. Everything you want to learn from animals. Anybody has anything, I want to get the best of it....

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... Is it greed?

Synopsis: My question is about asanas. It’s my point of view. I mean, maybe I’m...

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... completely wrong. But I feel there is too much greed in that, to learn from other animals. You know, why a snake is doing like this, why are you doing it like a dog, why are you doing it like a lion. Everything you want to learn from animals. Anybody has anything, I want to get the best of it. Is it greed?

May 4, 2021

9:42

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

Is death a design failure? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #12

Synopsis: It’s a design failure right? Eventually that’s what death is.

Synopsis: ...

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...It’s a design failure right? Eventually that’s what death is.

April 29, 2021

3:37

Is there chaos in yoga? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #11

Synopsis: But Sadhguru, yoga often feels like a very rigorous discipline. Where does chaos fit into that?

Synopsis: But Sadhguru, yoga often feels like a very rigorous discipline. Where...

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... does chaos fit into that?

April 29, 2021

8:39

Chaos | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #10

Synopsis: Sadhguru, I think if you said more about this notion of chaos, it would interest us.

Synopsis: Sadhguru, I think if you said more about this notion of chaos, it would...

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... interest us.

April 29, 2021

3:30

How is our body similar to the cosmos? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #5

Synopsis: I remember when I came to the ashram, Sadhguru, many years ago for the first time, it struck me how beautiful the place was. I didn’t expect it because I thought ashrams had to follow a very dreary kind of aesthetic. So it took me by surprise. And it’s only later in conversations with you that I’ve understood that you talk about the individual. The atomic and the...

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... cosmic, sharing the same fundamental design structure. And you say, you even talked of the capacity of the body to download the cosmos. Is this because we share the same structure? Can you say more about this because it’s an exciting image and an exciting idea. For us, still an idea. For you, an experiential reality.

Synopsis: I remember when I came to the ashram, Sadhguru, many years ago for the...

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... first time, it struck me how beautiful the place was. I didn’t expect it because I thought ashrams had to follow a very dreary kind of aesthetic. So it took me by surprise. And it’s only later in conversations with you that I’ve understood that you talk about the individual. The atomic and the cosmic, sharing the same fundamental design structure. And you say, you even talked of the capacity of the body to download the cosmos. Is this because we share the same structure? Can you say more about this because it’s an exciting image and an exciting idea. For us, still an idea. For you, an experiential reality.

April 29, 2021

8:31

Does reincarnation happen? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #17

Synopsis: I’d like to ask you a question because you’re a mystic. Even otherwise, please don’t say I don’t care because many people out here, I’m sure, don’t. My question is what do you think of reincarnation? Do you believe in it? And if so, can you elaborate on the subject and let us know what you were in your last birth?

Synopsis: I’d like to ask you a question because you’re a mystic. Even otherwise,...

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... please don’t say I don’t care because many people out here, I’m sure, don’t. My question is what do you think of reincarnation? Do you believe in it? And if so, can you elaborate on the subject and let us know what you were in your last birth?

April 25, 2021

6:17

How do we turn inward? | Sadhguru at JNU | #13

Synopsis: Guruji, you said that only less than 1% of the people tap into their genius. You have always told us to turn inwards. So, how do we turn inward and what do we look at?

Synopsis: Guruji, you said that only less than 1% of the people tap into their...

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... genius. You have always told us to turn inwards. So, how do we turn inward and what do we look at?

April 23, 2021

8:46

Are we stuck in time? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kangana Ranaut | #12

Synopsis: Einstein said that time doesn’t exist. But, somehow we’re stuck in it. And you say that space took a cyclic turn and that’s how we’re stuck in time. Is it only our bodies or our mind? What is it exactly like?

Synopsis: Einstein said that time doesn’t exist. But, somehow we’re stuck in...

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... it. And you say that space took a cyclic turn and that’s how we’re stuck in time. Is it only our bodies or our mind? What is it exactly like?

April 22, 2021

3:28

Are we operated by outside beings? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kangana Ranaut | #11

Synopsis: So all the enlightened people. I’ve heard about many. Like you know, say Krishna, or Mohammed, or Ram, or Christ, Buddha. You know, all the enlightened people, who’ve been on this planet, there’s some sort of mention of their birth or death. But, when it comes to Shiva, like you say, and I’ve read, that he was self created. And, I often ask you this question,...

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... that did he disappear into thin air? And apparently, something like that happened. He couldn’t even have biological children with any of the women he was married to. There is a theory that Shiva is alien. There is this theory that everything that humans encounter, whether it’s an idea, it’s a thought, it’s anything. Anything that they encounter, it’s been transmitted into them through an outer space, an outer being. My favourite director, Christopher Nolan, made this film Interstellar, which is one of my favourite films. Where they are constantly referring to certain beings as ‘they’. They are communicating, they are talking to us, they are doing this, but they never really clarified who ‘they’ were. Were they aliens? Were they gods? Who were they? And, I’ve felt it. When any creative idea comes to me, it has absolutely no intellectual grounds where I can go back and track it down. It’s like mail dropped in my head. It seems like it’s from outside space. I know it’s a confession, but is it that we’re operated by outside beings? Is it that?

Synopsis: So all the enlightened people. I’ve heard about many. Like you know,...

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... say Krishna, or Mohammed, or Ram, or Christ, Buddha. You know, all the enlightened people, who’ve been on this planet, there’s some sort of mention of their birth or death. But, when it comes to Shiva, like you say, and I’ve read, that he was self created. And, I often ask you this question, that did he disappear into thin air? And apparently, something like that happened. He couldn’t even have biological children with any of the women he was married to. There is a theory that Shiva is alien. There is this theory that everything that humans encounter, whether it’s an idea, it’s a thought, it’s anything. Anything that they encounter, it’s been transmitted into them through an outer space, an outer being. My favourite director, Christopher Nolan, made this film Interstellar, which is one of my favourite films. Where they are constantly referring to certain beings as ‘they’. They are communicating, they are talking to us, they are doing this, but they never really clarified who ‘they’ were. Were they aliens? Were they gods? Who were they? And, I’ve felt it. When any creative idea comes to me, it has absolutely no intellectual grounds where I can go back and track it down. It’s like mail dropped in my head. It seems like it’s from outside space. I know it’s a confession, but is it that we’re operated by outside beings? Is it that?

April 22, 2021

14:00

Sadhguru, why are you obsessed with Adiyogi? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kangana Ranaut | #10

Synopsis: We’ll move to your favourite topic. Now we move to Shiva. So Shiva is what I got from reading and doing my practices and spending time with you, Shiva is not somebody sitting up there and looking at us. Shiva is a dimension. It is, what they say in science, a black hole. Where nothing seems to be the origin of the universe. Where everything seems to be coming out of...

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... nothingness and swallowed into nothingness. That nothingness is Shiva. So anybody who accesses that dimension, if you access it you become Shiva. If I tap into that I can become Shiva. But, tell me, Adiyogi, the first yogi, was somebody who has access to that dimension. So why is it that you are obsessed with Adiyogi? Isn’t it like making it about the container and not the contained? Isn’t it like that? You only talk about Adiyogi. It’s like Adiyogi is the container.

Synopsis: We’ll move to your favourite topic. Now we move to Shiva. So Shiva...

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... is what I got from reading and doing my practices and spending time with you, Shiva is not somebody sitting up there and looking at us. Shiva is a dimension. It is, what they say in science, a black hole. Where nothing seems to be the origin of the universe. Where everything seems to be coming out of nothingness and swallowed into nothingness. That nothingness is Shiva. So anybody who accesses that dimension, if you access it you become Shiva. If I tap into that I can become Shiva. But, tell me, Adiyogi, the first yogi, was somebody who has access to that dimension. So why is it that you are obsessed with Adiyogi? Isn’t it like making it about the container and not the contained? Isn’t it like that? You only talk about Adiyogi. It’s like Adiyogi is the container.

April 22, 2021

9:27

How to seek internal peace? | Sadhguru at Yale School of Medicine | #13

Synopsis: How to seek internal peace?  

Synopsis: How to seek internal peace?  


April 19, 2021

7:06

Are Isha volunteers driven by clarity? | Sadhguru at Yale School of Medicine | #11

Synopsis: My question is that you mentioned before that just the belief without clarity is not a good thing. And I’m absolutely impressed by the amount of volunteers, like millions of volunteers. I cannot even imagine how many people come to learn and volunteer. It’s a lot. Do you think they are all driven by clarity? And the search for clarity? Or they believe that once they...

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... will do inner engineering, they will work around the process of gaining joy. And eventually they will have a positive aura as yours. The positive storage as you mentioned before.  

Synopsis: My question is that you mentioned before that just the belief without...

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... clarity is not a good thing. And I’m absolutely impressed by the amount of volunteers, like millions of volunteers. I cannot even imagine how many people come to learn and volunteer. It’s a lot. Do you think they are all driven by clarity? And the search for clarity? Or they believe that once they will do inner engineering, they will work around the process of gaining joy. And eventually they will have a positive aura as yours. The positive storage as you mentioned before.  

April 19, 2021

5:07

The inner life and the outer life | Sadhguru at Yale School of Medicine | #4

Synopsis: Let’s talk about the inner life and the outer life. One thing that strikes me as so powerful about your mission in the world is that you seem to successfully broker both of those worlds. You successfully pursue both of those worlds, if you will. The Isha Foundation educates the young and plants trees. And then you also teach people about inner engineering. And I think...

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... that could be a challenge for us in the West. We in the West, perhaps, love the outer world and maybe at the expense of the inner world. But I’d love to hear your perspective of that.  

Synopsis: Let’s talk about the inner life and the outer life. One thing that...

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... strikes me as so powerful about your mission in the world is that you seem to successfully broker both of those worlds. You successfully pursue both of those worlds, if you will. The Isha Foundation educates the young and plants trees. And then you also teach people about inner engineering. And I think that could be a challenge for us in the West. We in the West, perhaps, love the outer world and maybe at the expense of the inner world. But I’d love to hear your perspective of that.  

April 19, 2021

4:26

What does ‘Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy’ mean? | Sadhguru at Yale School of Medicine | #3

Synopsis: So, I was really interested in the title of your book. ‘Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy’. And, those are some words that you don’t usually see often so close together. I’m thinking about engineering and joy. And a yogi. Right. Engineering, yogi. And I like that word, engineering. You need to know there are some of the top engineers at the university,...

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... who are in the audience today. So what’s the theme of this? What would you say is the message of this? I mean I think you’re getting at that, ‘Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy’. What does that mean?  

Synopsis: So, I was really interested in the title of your book. ‘Inner Engineering:...

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... A Yogi’s Guide to Joy’. And, those are some words that you don’t usually see often so close together. I’m thinking about engineering and joy. And a yogi. Right. Engineering, yogi. And I like that word, engineering. You need to know there are some of the top engineers at the university, who are in the audience today. So what’s the theme of this? What would you say is the message of this? I mean I think you’re getting at that, ‘Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy’. What does that mean?  

April 19, 2021

6:08

The science of consecration | Sadhguru in Conversation with Yalda Hakim | #12

Synopsis: Namaskaram Sadhguru. I would like to know about the science of consecration. And, if I’m worthy of knowing it, how do I go about it?  

Synopsis: Namaskaram Sadhguru. I would like to know about the science of consecration....

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... And, if I’m worthy of knowing it, how do I go about it?  

April 18, 2021

9:49

About Adiyogi | Sadhguru in Conversation with Yalda Hakim | #11

Synopsis: I wanted to know about Adiyogi. Because I've learned and I studied some yoga for years. And I never heard about Adiyogi, except from you.  

Synopsis: I wanted to know about Adiyogi. Because I've learned and I studied some...

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... yoga for years. And I never heard about Adiyogi, except from you.  

April 18, 2021

5:02

Kali Yuga | Sadhguru in Conversation with Yalda Hakim | #9

Synopsis: In Kali Yuga, is it possible to take the advaitic meditative route to try and get in touch with your consciousness, without a guru and the gurumantra? Or, should one pursue namasmarana and bhaktimarga as the way?  

Synopsis: In Kali Yuga, is it possible to take the advaitic meditative route to...

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... try and get in touch with your consciousness, without a guru and the gurumantra? Or, should one pursue namasmarana and bhaktimarga as the way?  

April 18, 2021

7:56

Is it more important to see externally or internally? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Barkha Dutt | #11

Synopsis: What I get from Isha’s philosophy, if I may say there is, is that you need to see internally. You need to fix it internally before fixing your external situation. But is it also not right, is it also not very important to do the right thing externally?  

Synopsis: What I get from Isha’s philosophy, if I may say there is, is that you...

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... need to see internally. You need to fix it internally before fixing your external situation. But is it also not right, is it also not very important to do the right thing externally?  

April 16, 2021

2:20

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

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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

The science behind the Kumbh Mela

Synopsis: This is an exhaustive compilation of talks by Sadhguru on Kumb Mela. Sadhguru explains the science behind the Kumbh Mela. Sadhguru also explains, why it happens only at specific places after every 12 and a quarter years, and how some scientific studies have shown that, phenomenal physiological changes in people who stayed for 40 days at the Kumbh mela and took a dip in the water everyday. Unfortunately...

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... now the science has been lost and it has become more like a ritual. Its time to put back the science.

Synopsis: This is an exhaustive compilation of talks by Sadhguru on Kumb Mela. Sadhguru explains the science behind...

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... the Kumbh Mela. Sadhguru also explains, why it happens only at specific places after every 12 and a quarter years, and how some scientific studies have shown that, phenomenal physiological changes in people who stayed for 40 days at the Kumbh mela and took a dip in the water everyday. Unfortunately now the science has been lost and it has become more like a ritual. Its time to put back the science.

March 26, 2021

20:32

The four ways of becoming meditative

Transcript: There are four ways to become meditative. So you can use the body to reach your ultimate nature, this is called karma yoga. If you use your intelligence to reach your ultimate nature, we call this naan yoga. If you use your emotion to reach your ultimate nature, we call this bhakti yoga. Yoga of emotion or devotion. If you use or transform your inner energies to reach your ultimate nature, we call...

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... this kriya yoga. On a certain day, these four yogis, all of them are taking a walk together. Usually they can never be together because they can never get along. Because people who follow the path of intelligence or intellect, they have great disdain for others. They think everybody else is a nut case. Devotional people, they have pity for all the other people. They're missing everything. Karma yogis, these are people of action. They think everybody is weaving all kinds of philosophies to hide their laziness. Kriya yogis have absolute disdain for everybody because after all the whole existence is energy. If you do not transform your energies, what? So these four people cannot get along. But today all of them are taking a walk together. Suddenly a thunderstorm broke loose, big rain and wind. They started running, looking for shelter. The man of devotion said, in this direction there's an ancient temple, let's go there. He knows the geography of temples. So they all ran there. Then they saw a temple where the walls had collapsed long ago. Four columns and a roof underneath that, in the center, there was a deity, an image of god. They all ran there to the temple. Then the storm became more and more severe, it started lashing from every direction. To avoid this, they hugged the deity. All four of them hugged the deity, not because they have fallen in love with god, just to escape the rain. And suddenly god appeared. In all their four minds, the same question, oh why now? We did so much yoga, so much devotion, so much worship, you didn't come. Now we are just escaping the rain, why have you come? God said, I have been waiting. At last you four idiots got together. So these four have to get together, then you become meditative. Right now your mind is going in one direction, your body is going another direction, your emotions are going somewhere else, your energies are a different matter altogether. If we can somehow align them for one moment, we will see there will be a different dimension happening within you.

Transcript: There are four ways to become meditative. So you can use the body to reach your ultimate nature, this...

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... is called karma yoga. If you use your intelligence to reach your ultimate nature, we call this naan yoga. If you use your emotion to reach your ultimate nature, we call this bhakti yoga. Yoga of emotion or devotion. If you use or transform your inner energies to reach your ultimate nature, we call this kriya yoga. On a certain day, these four yogis, all of them are taking a walk together. Usually they can never be together because they can never get along. Because people who follow the path of intelligence or intellect, they have great disdain for others. They think everybody else is a nut case. Devotional people, they have pity for all the other people. They're missing everything. Karma yogis, these are people of action. They think everybody is weaving all kinds of philosophies to hide their laziness. Kriya yogis have absolute disdain for everybody because after all the whole existence is energy. If you do not transform your energies, what? So these four people cannot get along. But today all of them are taking a walk together. Suddenly a thunderstorm broke loose, big rain and wind. They started running, looking for shelter. The man of devotion said, in this direction there's an ancient temple, let's go there. He knows the geography of temples. So they all ran there. Then they saw a temple where the walls had collapsed long ago. Four columns and a roof underneath that, in the center, there was a deity, an image of god. They all ran there to the temple. Then the storm became more and more severe, it started lashing from every direction. To avoid this, they hugged the deity. All four of them hugged the deity, not because they have fallen in love with god, just to escape the rain. And suddenly god appeared. In all their four minds, the same question, oh why now? We did so much yoga, so much devotion, so much worship, you didn't come. Now we are just escaping the rain, why have you come? God said, I have been waiting. At last you four idiots got together. So these four have to get together, then you become meditative. Right now your mind is going in one direction, your body is going another direction, your emotions are going somewhere else, your energies are a different matter altogether. If we can somehow align them for one moment, we will see there will be a different dimension happening within you.

February 18, 2021

3:16

Try this mind experiment to get insight into how the mind works

Transcript: Well, see the way the question is asked and also the way, normally it's addressed is, people think there is something called as negative thought and positive thought. They want to remove the negative thoughts and have only positive thoughts. For such people, I would ask them to just experiment for 10-15 seconds. Let them forcefully remove one thought from their mind. For example, next 10 seconds, just...

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... don't think of a monkey. Try not to think of a monkey for next 10 seconds, you will see you will be full of monkeys. So what I'm saying is, this is the nature of your mind. Because, in this mind, all the three pedals are throttle. There is no break, there is no clutch, whatever you touch, it will only go faster. In this kind of mind, people have been taught, from moral teachers and religious teachers, do not think about bad things. Well, since then it's been a full-time job. So there is no way you can handle the mind like this. This doesn't need any great enlightenment. If you spend two minutes with your eyes closed, you will realize you cannot do anything forcefully with this mind. So, I want to remove negative thoughts. Do not ever go in this direction because what you want to remove will become your quality. Always you will be on it. So what should I do? The thing is this, without understanding the fundamental mechanism of this mind, because our mind, human mind is the most soft sophisticated computer on the planet. Even all the super computers have come out of this. When this is the case, is it not important that we understand the mechanics of how it functions? One simplistic aspect of how it functions is, there are no subtractions and divisions in our mind. There is only addition and multiplication. If you try to do something with it, it will say one more. If you try hard, it will multiply into many more. In this mind, you don't try to identify what is positive, what is negative, and try to remove it. First of all, one needs to understand, this mind of yours, this body of yours is supposed to serve you. The life that you are is important. Body and mind are vehicles, that must serve us. If you sit in a vehicle, it must go where you want to go. If it goes to its own destination, what is the point of such a vehicle? It's just a nuisance. Right now, most human beings are unfortunately experiencing this fantastic possibility of human mind as a nuisance, as a troublesome thing. Well, this is the most beautiful thing you have.

Transcript: Well, see the way the question is asked and also the way, normally it's addressed is, people think there...

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... is something called as negative thought and positive thought. They want to remove the negative thoughts and have only positive thoughts. For such people, I would ask them to just experiment for 10-15 seconds. Let them forcefully remove one thought from their mind. For example, next 10 seconds, just don't think of a monkey. Try not to think of a monkey for next 10 seconds, you will see you will be full of monkeys. So what I'm saying is, this is the nature of your mind. Because, in this mind, all the three pedals are throttle. There is no break, there is no clutch, whatever you touch, it will only go faster. In this kind of mind, people have been taught, from moral teachers and religious teachers, do not think about bad things. Well, since then it's been a full-time job. So there is no way you can handle the mind like this. This doesn't need any great enlightenment. If you spend two minutes with your eyes closed, you will realize you cannot do anything forcefully with this mind. So, I want to remove negative thoughts. Do not ever go in this direction because what you want to remove will become your quality. Always you will be on it. So what should I do? The thing is this, without understanding the fundamental mechanism of this mind, because our mind, human mind is the most soft sophisticated computer on the planet. Even all the super computers have come out of this. When this is the case, is it not important that we understand the mechanics of how it functions? One simplistic aspect of how it functions is, there are no subtractions and divisions in our mind. There is only addition and multiplication. If you try to do something with it, it will say one more. If you try hard, it will multiply into many more. In this mind, you don't try to identify what is positive, what is negative, and try to remove it. First of all, one needs to understand, this mind of yours, this body of yours is supposed to serve you. The life that you are is important. Body and mind are vehicles, that must serve us. If you sit in a vehicle, it must go where you want to go. If it goes to its own destination, what is the point of such a vehicle? It's just a nuisance. Right now, most human beings are unfortunately experiencing this fantastic possibility of human mind as a nuisance, as a troublesome thing. Well, this is the most beautiful thing you have.

January 14, 2021

3:23

Did you know – The human brain is always looking for intoxication!

Transcript: You must understand, whatever stimulants, whatever stimulus you may take from outside, essentially human experience of all kinds is caused only from within. The question is only are you on push-start, or are you on self-start. Which is better, technologically? Self-start. So if I teach you, suppose I teach you that you can simply sit here and be totally blissed out, more stoned than anybody on the...

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... campus. At the same time, you're fully aware. Would you go for it? Would you go for it? Fully stoned, fully conscious, would you go for it? See, the only problem with your alcohol, drugs, everything is not a moral issue, it is a life issue because it destroys life. It's not a morality, that this is good, this is bad, that's not the point. The point is it makes you incapable in so many ways. There was a certain Israeli scientist who was researching on marijuana or cannabis. Over 18 years the US drug administration gave him large quantities of marijuana and he went on experimenting and 18 years time he came up with really nothing significant. And during mid-80s, when American agencies were fighting drug on the street, they changed their policy of fighting the suppliers in Mexico and South America. They decided to fight on the street, with the users. So they said, somebody said, this is not right. You're giving this man such a big stock, we don't know what he's doing. Because he's not produced anything, 18 years of research. Then he moved to Israel. The Israeli government looked at his work and they decided to give him big stocks of marijuana. And after another 3.5-4 years, he came up with this. He found that in the human brain there are millions of cannabis receptors. Then he threw this question to various disciplines. Anthropologists tried to look at it and say, at some time in history maybe every human being was smoking, that's why the receptors. Then they said, this is rubbish. Because in many parts of the world it was not there, even an Eskimo has cannibus receptors, where he's never seen anything like this. Then various things happened, then the neurologists came up with this. They said, always, the human brain is waiting for the cannibus, that which causes intoxication. Not waiting for it from outside, it can generate from within. That is why there are receptors. So this is something that we have always known. I can show you, I'm there always. You look at my eyes, I'm always stoned. But as aware as anybody can be. If you do not know intoxication in life, you will never know a sense of abandon. If you don't have a sense of abandon, you will never walk full stride in your life, you will only walk half steps all the time.

Transcript: You must understand, whatever stimulants, whatever stimulus you may take from outside, essentially human...

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... experience of all kinds is caused only from within. The question is only are you on push-start, or are you on self-start. Which is better, technologically? Self-start. So if I teach you, suppose I teach you that you can simply sit here and be totally blissed out, more stoned than anybody on the campus. At the same time, you're fully aware. Would you go for it? Would you go for it? Fully stoned, fully conscious, would you go for it? See, the only problem with your alcohol, drugs, everything is not a moral issue, it is a life issue because it destroys life. It's not a morality, that this is good, this is bad, that's not the point. The point is it makes you incapable in so many ways. There was a certain Israeli scientist who was researching on marijuana or cannabis. Over 18 years the US drug administration gave him large quantities of marijuana and he went on experimenting and 18 years time he came up with really nothing significant. And during mid-80s, when American agencies were fighting drug on the street, they changed their policy of fighting the suppliers in Mexico and South America. They decided to fight on the street, with the users. So they said, somebody said, this is not right. You're giving this man such a big stock, we don't know what he's doing. Because he's not produced anything, 18 years of research. Then he moved to Israel. The Israeli government looked at his work and they decided to give him big stocks of marijuana. And after another 3.5-4 years, he came up with this. He found that in the human brain there are millions of cannabis receptors. Then he threw this question to various disciplines. Anthropologists tried to look at it and say, at some time in history maybe every human being was smoking, that's why the receptors. Then they said, this is rubbish. Because in many parts of the world it was not there, even an Eskimo has cannibus receptors, where he's never seen anything like this. Then various things happened, then the neurologists came up with this. They said, always, the human brain is waiting for the cannibus, that which causes intoxication. Not waiting for it from outside, it can generate from within. That is why there are receptors. So this is something that we have always known. I can show you, I'm there always. You look at my eyes, I'm always stoned. But as aware as anybody can be. If you do not know intoxication in life, you will never know a sense of abandon. If you don't have a sense of abandon, you will never walk full stride in your life, you will only walk half steps all the time.

December 24, 2020

3:59

15 Dec to 15 Jan – How to make use of the planetary positions in this month of Margazhi

Transcript: We are at a time of the year which is considered significant for those who are on the spiritual path. The terminal month of margazhi starts from 16th. What is the significance of this month? It is at this time of the year that the planet earth is closest to the sun. So this should have been the hottest month. But, this is a time when the planet is shy of the sun and the northern face faces away from...

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... the sun. In the southern hemisphere, this is the hottest part of the year. In the northern hemisphere, this is the coolest part of the year because the northern hemisphere, or the northern face, of the planet is facing away from the sun. But it is closest. So in terms of temperature, because of the closeness to the sun, the angle at which the sun's rays hit the planet is very diffused. But in terms of sun's gravity functioning on the planet, right now it is at the highest. So the maximum pull of the sun's gravity is functioning upon the planet at this time. So this margazhi month is a time to bring balance to the system. It is like if something is flying all over, if you just pull it, it gets centralized. So that is the effect that the margazhi month has on the human system, it pulls you from the base. So it brings balance and stability. Recognizing this, that one needs to bring balance and stability, this is a time when there are practices in the yogic system which has transmitted itself into culture in many different ways. This is a time when men will do what generally women are supposed to do and women will do what men are supposed to do. In the sense, in Tamil Nadu, there's a culture that this is a time when men will go on nagaras and kirtan. That means men will practice devotion, they will sing. Singing and devotion is largely considered feminine, so men will practice this. Woman will practice making geometrical figures. Geometry and masculinity are very directly connected. If a woman sees something, let's not say woman. If feminine sees something, it will always pay maximum significance to the colour and form of that. If the masculine sees something, it always sees the geometry first and then the colour and the form. So it is in this month women practice geometry.

Transcript: We are at a time of the year which is considered significant for those who are on the spiritual path....

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... The terminal month of margazhi starts from 16th. What is the significance of this month? It is at this time of the year that the planet earth is closest to the sun. So this should have been the hottest month. But, this is a time when the planet is shy of the sun and the northern face faces away from the sun. In the southern hemisphere, this is the hottest part of the year. In the northern hemisphere, this is the coolest part of the year because the northern hemisphere, or the northern face, of the planet is facing away from the sun. But it is closest. So in terms of temperature, because of the closeness to the sun, the angle at which the sun's rays hit the planet is very diffused. But in terms of sun's gravity functioning on the planet, right now it is at the highest. So the maximum pull of the sun's gravity is functioning upon the planet at this time. So this margazhi month is a time to bring balance to the system. It is like if something is flying all over, if you just pull it, it gets centralized. So that is the effect that the margazhi month has on the human system, it pulls you from the base. So it brings balance and stability. Recognizing this, that one needs to bring balance and stability, this is a time when there are practices in the yogic system which has transmitted itself into culture in many different ways. This is a time when men will do what generally women are supposed to do and women will do what men are supposed to do. In the sense, in Tamil Nadu, there's a culture that this is a time when men will go on nagaras and kirtan. That means men will practice devotion, they will sing. Singing and devotion is largely considered feminine, so men will practice this. Woman will practice making geometrical figures. Geometry and masculinity are very directly connected. If a woman sees something, let's not say woman. If feminine sees something, it will always pay maximum significance to the colour and form of that. If the masculine sees something, it always sees the geometry first and then the colour and the form. So it is in this month women practice geometry.

December 17, 2020

3:59

Why is the number 112 important? Why is the Adiyogi statue 112ft?

Transcript: See, what is big and small is according to people's perceptions. All the people in the yoga center, they say, Sadhguru, we should have made it little bigger, it's looking so small compared to the mountain behind. So what is small and big is always people's perception. But, there is something called as visual impact. Of all the five sensory organs that you have of seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting,...

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... and touching. Tell me, if I tell you, suppose I'm going to take four of these away from you right now, which one would you like to keep? Just the nose or just the tongue? What would you like to keep? This is the option. Four, you have to lose. One, you can keep. Which one will you keep? Eyes of course. Because the five sensory impacts that you have upon you, visual impact is the largest impact for you right now. But, let us say you are a dog, I'm not saying. I don't think dog is anything derogatory, I think it's a great animal. If you're a dog, if I asked you this question you would say nose. Because his food, his survival happens because of his nose. But for a human being the visual impact is the largest impact. So in that sense, it is not about the size of the Adiyogi, it is about the geometry. To get the geometry perfect in a small size is extremely difficult. Extremely different. So we needed a certain amount of size to get the geometry easily in place. The geometry of Adiyogi, now that you ask this question, is to exude. See, when I say geometry of Adiyogi will exude something. Is it true, you went home today and your father was sitting in a certain way, just by looking at his posture, you know whether he is angry, or happy, unhappy, disturbed? Do you know or not? So the geometry of Adiyogi is, we wanted this to exude three aspects. One is exuberance of life, another is stillness of life, another is intoxication. I worked for two and a half years to get this face right. Many, many, many faces were made, then we decided we need a certain size and that size became over 80 feet. When it became over 80 feet, then we thought the number also has to have some significance. So we went for 112 feet because Adiyogi, when he propounded the ways, the different ways in which a human being can attain to their highest possibility, he gave 112 ways. So we made it 112.

Transcript: See, what is big and small is according to people's perceptions. All the people in the yoga center, they...

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... say, Sadhguru, we should have made it little bigger, it's looking so small compared to the mountain behind. So what is small and big is always people's perception. But, there is something called as visual impact. Of all the five sensory organs that you have of seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching. Tell me, if I tell you, suppose I'm going to take four of these away from you right now, which one would you like to keep? Just the nose or just the tongue? What would you like to keep? This is the option. Four, you have to lose. One, you can keep. Which one will you keep? Eyes of course. Because the five sensory impacts that you have upon you, visual impact is the largest impact for you right now. But, let us say you are a dog, I'm not saying. I don't think dog is anything derogatory, I think it's a great animal. If you're a dog, if I asked you this question you would say nose. Because his food, his survival happens because of his nose. But for a human being the visual impact is the largest impact. So in that sense, it is not about the size of the Adiyogi, it is about the geometry. To get the geometry perfect in a small size is extremely difficult. Extremely different. So we needed a certain amount of size to get the geometry easily in place. The geometry of Adiyogi, now that you ask this question, is to exude. See, when I say geometry of Adiyogi will exude something. Is it true, you went home today and your father was sitting in a certain way, just by looking at his posture, you know whether he is angry, or happy, unhappy, disturbed? Do you know or not? So the geometry of Adiyogi is, we wanted this to exude three aspects. One is exuberance of life, another is stillness of life, another is intoxication. I worked for two and a half years to get this face right. Many, many, many faces were made, then we decided we need a certain size and that size became over 80 feet. When it became over 80 feet, then we thought the number also has to have some significance. So we went for 112 feet because Adiyogi, when he propounded the ways, the different ways in which a human being can attain to their highest possibility, he gave 112 ways. So we made it 112.

October 23, 2020

3:34

Can reading a book or playing board games make you meditative?

Transcript: Well, if you read a book, or do jigsaw, or whatever else, definitely certain amount of focus is needed. Normally if you stay focused, let's say, you got interested or involved in reading a book and you stayed focused, absolutely focused in the book to a point. Slowly, the surrounding disappeared because the book got interesting. That is called as dharana in yoga. That means you have a focus, you and...

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... the book all that exists. Rest of the world has disappeared. In that sense, there is some use to it, definitely. But, you're using the puzzle or whatever else more as a distraction than as a way of focusing. The reason why you're doing this is, just sitting here by yourself will drive you crazy unless you're doing something either on the phone, or with this, or that. You must be doing something otherwise you'll go crazy. You're using it as a distraction, you're using your focus as a way to distract yourself. I'm saying, this lockdown time at least find out how crazy you are. At least get a diagnosis. Don't have to go to any doctor because that is also under, psychiatry is under lockdown. By yourself, you sit down for one hour. With your eyes closed, see what all happens in your mind. After one hour, to whatever extent you can remember this, just write it down because most of it for most human beings, there is no continuity. Random, random, random stuff is happening, write it down. If you trust anybody at home, you tell them not you, your friend wrote a letter like this to you. Don't expose yourself because people will exploit this. If they read it, they will say this is the work of a madman, 100%. You can take two-three opinions. You yourself will know. So it's good to find out how mad are you. Yes, very important. First and foremost thing, if you want to go somewhere, is to find out where am I right now. Even Google demands where are you. If you ask the route for that place, even the Google maps ask where are you. Because without knowing where you are we cannot direct you anywhere, isn't it? So how crazy are you? I think it's good to find out.

Transcript: Well, if you read a book, or do jigsaw, or whatever else, definitely certain amount of focus is needed....

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... Normally if you stay focused, let's say, you got interested or involved in reading a book and you stayed focused, absolutely focused in the book to a point. Slowly, the surrounding disappeared because the book got interesting. That is called as dharana in yoga. That means you have a focus, you and the book all that exists. Rest of the world has disappeared. In that sense, there is some use to it, definitely. But, you're using the puzzle or whatever else more as a distraction than as a way of focusing. The reason why you're doing this is, just sitting here by yourself will drive you crazy unless you're doing something either on the phone, or with this, or that. You must be doing something otherwise you'll go crazy. You're using it as a distraction, you're using your focus as a way to distract yourself. I'm saying, this lockdown time at least find out how crazy you are. At least get a diagnosis. Don't have to go to any doctor because that is also under, psychiatry is under lockdown. By yourself, you sit down for one hour. With your eyes closed, see what all happens in your mind. After one hour, to whatever extent you can remember this, just write it down because most of it for most human beings, there is no continuity. Random, random, random stuff is happening, write it down. If you trust anybody at home, you tell them not you, your friend wrote a letter like this to you. Don't expose yourself because people will exploit this. If they read it, they will say this is the work of a madman, 100%. You can take two-three opinions. You yourself will know. So it's good to find out how mad are you. Yes, very important. First and foremost thing, if you want to go somewhere, is to find out where am I right now. Even Google demands where are you. If you ask the route for that place, even the Google maps ask where are you. Because without knowing where you are we cannot direct you anywhere, isn't it? So how crazy are you? I think it's good to find out.

October 1, 2020

3:41

Without numbers would life be more beautiful?

Transcript: Sadhguru, one question I keep thinking about is, if there were no numbers in life. We didn't know the concept of numbers, would I be more in rhythm with the nature in life? Namaskaram Prasoon. I know you're a magician of words. You don't like numbers. Well, once you say, me and you, well there are two. Or even if you say, myself, then there is one. Once there is one, then ten, hundred, thousand, million,...

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... is just a natural consequence of that. So the moment you say, me, you already created a number. The number is not only about how old are you, what time is it, when did I sleep, when did I wake up. It's not just about that. You and me itself are two numbers. So myself itself is a number. The only way to be beyond numbers is called a shoonya. Yoga means no number. Why yoga means no number, means the word yoga essentially means union. Which means it is the science of how to obliterate the boundaries of your individuality. Obliterating the boundaries of your individuality means the first basic number, one, that is me, is obliterated. Once you take away one, what is a million, or a billion, or a zillion means nothing. Everything is a zero. So, yoga means obliteration of numbers. Yoga means union. Union means, no you and me, no many. There is just one. But, there is not one, there is none. So this is referred to in many different ways. It's called a shoonya, it is called as shiva, which means, actually, that which is not. That which is not cannot have numbers. Only that which is has numbers. So, numbers are a natural consequence of physical existence. Only when one transcends the physical existence, there is a numberless existence. When we say something is limitless, we're also saying it's numberless. When we say something is boundless, we're also talking about no boundaries. No boundaries means there is no one or two. So numberless existence is possible only when there is an absolute state of yoga or union. That's what we're trying. This is my effort in my life. To take people into that experience of numberlessness. But keep the magic of words going, Prasoon. Magic of numbers is also beautiful in the form of mathematics as magic of words are. So both words and numbers are not two different things because there is one word means there will be many words. There is number one means there wil be many numbers. All this is a consequence of physical manifestation of existence. If one transcends the physical, then we use the most corrupted word, spiritual. What spiritual means is a numberless existence.

Transcript: Sadhguru, one question I keep thinking about is, if there were no numbers in life. We didn't know the...

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... concept of numbers, would I be more in rhythm with the nature in life? Namaskaram Prasoon. I know you're a magician of words. You don't like numbers. Well, once you say, me and you, well there are two. Or even if you say, myself, then there is one. Once there is one, then ten, hundred, thousand, million, is just a natural consequence of that. So the moment you say, me, you already created a number. The number is not only about how old are you, what time is it, when did I sleep, when did I wake up. It's not just about that. You and me itself are two numbers. So myself itself is a number. The only way to be beyond numbers is called a shoonya. Yoga means no number. Why yoga means no number, means the word yoga essentially means union. Which means it is the science of how to obliterate the boundaries of your individuality. Obliterating the boundaries of your individuality means the first basic number, one, that is me, is obliterated. Once you take away one, what is a million, or a billion, or a zillion means nothing. Everything is a zero. So, yoga means obliteration of numbers. Yoga means union. Union means, no you and me, no many. There is just one. But, there is not one, there is none. So this is referred to in many different ways. It's called a shoonya, it is called as shiva, which means, actually, that which is not. That which is not cannot have numbers. Only that which is has numbers. So, numbers are a natural consequence of physical existence. Only when one transcends the physical existence, there is a numberless existence. When we say something is limitless, we're also saying it's numberless. When we say something is boundless, we're also talking about no boundaries. No boundaries means there is no one or two. So numberless existence is possible only when there is an absolute state of yoga or union. That's what we're trying. This is my effort in my life. To take people into that experience of numberlessness. But keep the magic of words going, Prasoon. Magic of numbers is also beautiful in the form of mathematics as magic of words are. So both words and numbers are not two different things because there is one word means there will be many words. There is number one means there wil be many numbers. All this is a consequence of physical manifestation of existence. If one transcends the physical, then we use the most corrupted word, spiritual. What spiritual means is a numberless existence.

September 13, 2020

3:49

YOGA – A profound technology to move from ‘personality’ to ‘presence’

Synopsis: This is a profound talk, where Sadhguru tells us the fundamental purpose of Yoga. Sadhguru says that Yoga as a process, as a technology, as a science - is essentially to break the personality. It is to evolve from being a 'person' to a 'presence'. Now, it is scientifically proven fact, that the fundamentals of the activity of your brain, your chemistry, even the genetics can be altered by practicing...

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... different forms of Yoga.

Synopsis: This is a profound talk, where Sadhguru tells us the fundamental purpose of Yoga. Sadhguru says that...

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... Yoga as a process, as a technology, as a science - is essentially to break the personality. It is to evolve from being a 'person' to a 'presence'. Now, it is scientifically proven fact, that the fundamentals of the activity of your brain, your chemistry, even the genetics can be altered by practicing different forms of Yoga.

July 28, 2020

7:36

The power of the mind – Manifest whatever you want

Synopsis: This is a very powerful and insightful talk by Sadhguru. He explains that anything that we want to manifest in the world, needs to be first clearly manifested in the mind. For that to happen, one needs to transition from a monkey mind, full of unnecessary thoughts and imitation, to a well established mind. Kalpavriksha, is not a tree - a well established mind, a mind which is in a state of 'samyukti'...

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... is referred as a kalpavriksha. Sadhguru says - "If you organize your mind to a certain level of organization, it in turns organizes the system, your body, your emotion, your energy - everything gets organized in that direction." Once all these four aspects get aligned, then anything that you wish will manifest.

Synopsis: This is a very powerful and insightful talk by Sadhguru. He explains that anything that we want to manifest...

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... in the world, needs to be first clearly manifested in the mind. For that to happen, one needs to transition from a monkey mind, full of unnecessary thoughts and imitation, to a well established mind. Kalpavriksha, is not a tree - a well established mind, a mind which is in a state of 'samyukti' is referred as a kalpavriksha. Sadhguru says - "If you organize your mind to a certain level of organization, it in turns organizes the system, your body, your emotion, your energy - everything gets organized in that direction." Once all these four aspects get aligned, then anything that you wish will manifest.

July 20, 2020

16:38

Can listening to Indian classical music heal?

Synopsis: Sadhguru says - "music is a certain arrangement of sounds. If you arrange sound in a certain way, it will become noise. If you arrange sound in a different way, it will become music." Music has the power to set moods in people, even without words. So, music without words is very significant. And sound is existential structure, the meaning of words is a psychological structure. Most of the Indian classical...

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... music is around sound, with minimal words - so it is an attempt to touch life. So, definitely it has the potential to heal.

Synopsis: Sadhguru says - "music is a certain arrangement of sounds. If you arrange sound in a certain way, it...

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... will become noise. If you arrange sound in a different way, it will become music." Music has the power to set moods in people, even without words. So, music without words is very significant. And sound is existential structure, the meaning of words is a psychological structure. Most of the Indian classical music is around sound, with minimal words - so it is an attempt to touch life. So, definitely it has the potential to heal.

July 8, 2020

3:26

Will doing regular Sadhna answer all my questions?

Synopsis: "I have hundreds of questions in my head. If I do regular practice and Sadhna with full involvement - will they get answered?" - asks a meditator during Sadhguru Darshan at the Ashram. Sadhguru's answer is bound to surprise you.....

Synopsis: "I have hundreds of questions in my head. If I do regular practice and Sadhna with full involvement -...

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... will they get answered?" - asks a meditator during Sadhguru Darshan at the Ashram. Sadhguru's answer is bound to surprise you.....

October 20, 2019

06:20

Five layers of the human body

Synopsis: Sadhguru gives an insight into yogic physiology. There are five layers or sheaths of the body. First is food body, second is the mind body, third layer is the energy body. Sadhguru explains the 114 chakras, or energy nodes in the system. The fourth layer, is vigyanmaya kosha, or a transitional body, where physical is transitioning into non-physical. The fifth layer, is the bliss body. Sadhguru also...

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... explains how the number of breath one takes is directly related to perception.

Synopsis: Sadhguru gives an insight into yogic physiology. There are five layers or sheaths of the body. First...

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... is food body, second is the mind body, third layer is the energy body. Sadhguru explains the 114 chakras, or energy nodes in the system. The fourth layer, is vigyanmaya kosha, or a transitional body, where physical is transitioning into non-physical. The fifth layer, is the bliss body. Sadhguru also explains how the number of breath one takes is directly related to perception.

June 19, 2019

8:52

Can human beings evolve further?

Synopsis: During the Youth and Truth event at the Bennet University, a student asks Sadhguru - "So, I am a big fan of Elon Musk. And, he is on interplanetary travel. So, he is talking about evolution of human beings. I think the last time we evolved was more than 15,000 years ago, and we maybe due for an update. Where do you think the human race is going to go in the next 100, or maybe even 500 years, and how...

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... do you think we are going to upgrade? How are we going to evolve?"

Synopsis: During the Youth and Truth event at the Bennet University, a student asks Sadhguru - "So, I am a big...

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... fan of Elon Musk. And, he is on interplanetary travel. So, he is talking about evolution of human beings. I think the last time we evolved was more than 15,000 years ago, and we maybe due for an update. Where do you think the human race is going to go in the next 100, or maybe even 500 years, and how do you think we are going to upgrade? How are we going to evolve?"

May 2, 2019

6:30

Namaskar – much more than just a greeting

The raging pandemic around the world has necessitated social distancing norms and 'Namaskar'  - the Indian way of greeting has gained much popularity. But this is not just a cultural thing. There is a whole Yogic science behind it as to how bringing the palms together balances one's energy system. It is the simplest form of Yoga, and this one simple tip from Sadhguru could open doorways of love and happiness for you.

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December 25, 2020

3 min read

Sutra – a Power thread

A 'Sutra', literally means a thread. It is energised using certain Yogic processes to accomplish specific purpose. Different kinds of 'Sutras' are created according to the purpose.  For example, a 'Mangal Sutra' is about binding two people together as in marriage. Essentially, a 'Sutra' is a medium, an intelligent medium (generally a thread as its easy and handy to manage) made in a certain way that it functions for a certain time with a specific purpose.

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October 2, 2020

9 min read

What is Karma?

In the first part of the article Sadhguru explains what is Karma - the past impressions of life. Sadhguru also tells us the distinction between, Sanchita Karma, and Prarabhda Karma. Sadhguru shares a simple way one can start breaking ones physical Karma. Sadhguru says - "Depending on what kind of impressions you took in, whether it was hatred and anger, or love and joy, you accordingly have a certain kind of personality – usually every human being is a complex mixture of these things. Once you allow this karmic structure to build beyond a certain point, there is really no such thing as freedom. Everything that you do is conditioned by the past. If you want to move in the direction of liberation, one of the first things that you need to do is to loosen the grip and shackle of karma."

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September 21, 2020

7 min read

Baalbek Temple in Lebanon – Does it have any Indian Yogic connection?

Sadhguru tells us about the incredible Baalbek temple in Lebanon. Local legend says that the temple was originally built by people "from the East." He tells us about curious facts about the temple. One such fact is that there are stone lotuses carved on the temple's ceiling. There are no lotuses in Lebanon. Sadhguru shares some more fascinating facts about this famous temple.

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August 4, 2020

3 min read

What is ‘Brahma Muhurta’ ?

The time period between 3:30 AM to Sunrise is called 'Brahma  Muhurta' and has very special significance in Yogic culture. Due to the natural relationship between human body and earth, moon and sun, significant physiological changes happen in the body during this time. The pineal gland is functioning at its peak, the entire body is in a conducive atmosphere to stabilize itself. 'Brahma Muhurta' means time of the creator.

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July 7, 2020

2 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

Yoga is Geometry

Raghu Rai, celebrated and renowned Indian photographer and photojournalist made one of the biggest coffee-table photo books, “Sadhguru”. In this article, Sadhguru tells us the significance of aligning one's own geometry with the cosmic geometry. The nature of a yogi is that he becomes geometrically conscious. Raghu was able to capture this aspect in some of the photographs, making these still pictures exhibiting a video effect - movement in stillness!

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July 2, 2019

5 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

Living in Consecrated Spaces

Different people, different form, different spaces - all have an impact on you. Your body is accumulated food from the outside. Life can not be measured, but can be known. Only physical aspects can be measured. Sadhguru shares an incident, when he sat for meditation, the instruments measuring his vitals, pronounced him dead! Consecration is that dimension of energy which is not physical. It's very important for individual wellbeing to live in consecrated spaces, especially for children below 14 years of age.

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June 11, 2019

5 min read

Is there a conflict between Yoga and Bhoga (material pleasures) ?

Is it ok for a Yogi to do business, make money and enjoy material conveniences? Or is there a contradiction between Yoga and Bhoga? What does being a Spiritual person or a Yogi truly mean? Where does religion fit into spirituality and is Yoga linked to any particular religion? How does one enhances one's Life beyond physical possessions? Sadhguru and Baba Ramdev answer some of these topics in conversation with Prasoon Joshi during 'Rising India Summit 2019' .

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April 11, 2019

6 min read

What are Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras?

Who was Patanjali, and what are the Yoga Sutras written by him? Are they key to well-being and liberation? What is their significance, and how one can make use of this timeless treasure.

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December 21, 2018

8 min read

Namaskar – much more than just a greeting

The raging pandemic around the world has necessitated social distancing norms…

December 25, 2020

3 min read

Sutra – a Power thread

A 'Sutra', literally means a thread. It is energised using certain…

October 2, 2020

9 min read

What is Karma?

In the first part of the article Sadhguru explains what is…

September 21, 2020

7 min read

Baalbek Temple in Lebanon – Does it have any Indian Yogic connection?

Sadhguru tells us about the incredible Baalbek temple in Lebanon. Local…

August 4, 2020

3 min read

What is ‘Brahma Muhurta’ ?

The time period between 3:30 AM to Sunrise is called 'Brahma …

July 7, 2020

2 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

Yoga is Geometry

Raghu Rai, celebrated and renowned Indian photographer and photojournalist made one…

July 2, 2019

5 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

Living in Consecrated Spaces

Different people, different form, different spaces - all have an impact…

June 11, 2019

5 min read

Is there a conflict between Yoga and Bhoga (material pleasures) ?

Is it ok for a Yogi to do business, make money…

April 11, 2019

6 min read

What are Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras?

Who was Patanjali, and what are the Yoga Sutras written by…

December 21, 2018

8 min read

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