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Does my Karma control my destiny? What is the role of luck and fate?

Synopsis: At Youth and Truth event at the London School of Economics, someone asks Sadhguru - "We meet people [whom] we are meant to meet, or is it destiny, luck or fate?" Sadhguru tells about Karma, and that we have the ability to create life the way we want.

Synopsis: At Youth and Truth event at the London School of Economics, someone asks Sadhguru - "We meet people [whom]...

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... we are meant to meet, or is it destiny, luck or fate?" Sadhguru tells about Karma, and that we have the ability to create life the way we want.

July 16, 2020

3:59

If You Get Everything You Ever Wanted – What Next?

Synopsis: As part of Sadhguru's Youth & Truth series of conversation at Universities, a student asks Sadhguru - "My question is, suppose humanity makes it past it's very tumultuous phase we are in right now - what would we do. If we reach an ideal society, where everyone is peaceful and together, what would our 'end-game' be, what would we strive towards?". In response, Sadhguru asks him - "If everything...

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... you can dream of, I got for you right now - what do you want now?" In this captivating talk, Sadhguru shares his wisdom on many topics, especially for the youth. He tells us that, we can not manage time, rather we should manage our energies. Sadhguru also shares why it is not sensible to have drugs and other substances.

Synopsis: As part of Sadhguru's Youth & Truth series of conversation at Universities, a student asks Sadhguru...

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... - "My question is, suppose humanity makes it past it's very tumultuous phase we are in right now - what would we do. If we reach an ideal society, where everyone is peaceful and together, what would our 'end-game' be, what would we strive towards?". In response, Sadhguru asks him - "If everything you can dream of, I got for you right now - what do you want now?" In this captivating talk, Sadhguru shares his wisdom on many topics, especially for the youth. He tells us that, we can not manage time, rather we should manage our energies. Sadhguru also shares why it is not sensible to have drugs and other substances.

March 18, 2020

18:23

How to avoid the suede seduction of doing drugs and alcohol – it’s so “cool”

Synopsis: As part of the Youth & Truth series of conversation, a student at the University of Toronto asks Sadhguru, "How do we counterbalance the power of social structures put on by popular culture. It feels like it sometimes holds youth in ignorance and has them carry out a suede perception of self-worth, and can also lead people to destructive behaviors, like drugs and alcohol because its so "cool"....

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... It is impossible to escape. What do we do?". This is a must watch talk for all teenagers and young adults. Sadhguru tells that we need not look at it through a moral lens of right and wrong. Instead we should see what is it that will enhance our lives, and what is it that will limit or lower that possibility.

Synopsis: As part of the Youth & Truth series of conversation, a student at the University of Toronto asks...

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... Sadhguru, "How do we counterbalance the power of social structures put on by popular culture. It feels like it sometimes holds youth in ignorance and has them carry out a suede perception of self-worth, and can also lead people to destructive behaviors, like drugs and alcohol because its so "cool". It is impossible to escape. What do we do?". This is a must watch talk for all teenagers and young adults. Sadhguru tells that we need not look at it through a moral lens of right and wrong. Instead we should see what is it that will enhance our lives, and what is it that will limit or lower that possibility.

March 11, 2020

6:30

Should Abortion be a Woman’s right?

Synopsis: Should there be laws governing Abortion or is it a women's right to decide? Is abortion not the same as terminating a life and hence a criminal act? How long into pregnancy should you allow it? Sadhguru's response on this tricky and controversial topic leaves everyone applauding.....

Synopsis: Should there be laws governing Abortion or is it a women's right to decide? Is abortion not the same...

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... as terminating a life and hence a criminal act? How long into pregnancy should you allow it? Sadhguru's response on this tricky and controversial topic leaves everyone applauding.....

October 21, 2019

06:16

Anger – Are you poisoning your own body?

Synopsis: Anger, resentment, hatred are strong negative emotions and cause significant harm to your system, which you may not be aware of. Addressing Law students at NALSAR University, India, as part of "Youth and Truth" campaign , Sadhguru explains why Anger is such a bad thing and how to deal with it.

Synopsis: Anger, resentment, hatred are strong negative emotions and cause significant harm to your system, which...

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... you may not be aware of. Addressing Law students at NALSAR University, India, as part of "Youth and Truth" campaign , Sadhguru explains why Anger is such a bad thing and how to deal with it.

July 29, 2019

04:51

How to overcome suicidal thoughts?

Synopsis: During a Youth & Truth event, a student asks sadhguru - "In helplessness, many youngsters start thinking of ending their life. On this topic many questions were asked. One of them is - many of my close friends are suicidal. What could I do, to help them to get rid of this thought. And, they don't want to do yoga." Sadhguru first explains that yoga is not about impossible postures. He says - yoga...

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... means 'union'. Every cell is in constant transaction with the outside world.

Synopsis: During a Youth & Truth event, a student asks sadhguru - "In helplessness, many youngsters start thinking...

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... of ending their life. On this topic many questions were asked. One of them is - many of my close friends are suicidal. What could I do, to help them to get rid of this thought. And, they don't want to do yoga." Sadhguru first explains that yoga is not about impossible postures. He says - yoga means 'union'. Every cell is in constant transaction with the outside world.

May 22, 2019

6:31

What to eat – to stay alert, focused and efficient

Synopsis: What is the right food to eat? In response to a question by a student, Sadhguru explains the impact of food on human system. Elaborating on the human digestion process, he tells us the right kind of food to eat to sleep less, stay alert, focused and efficient.

Synopsis: What is the right food to eat? In response to a question by a student, Sadhguru explains the impact of...

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... food on human system. Elaborating on the human digestion process, he tells us the right kind of food to eat to sleep less, stay alert, focused and efficient.

February 15, 2019

11:53

Are Role Models important in life?

Synopsis: During the Youth and Truth event at the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, a student asks Sadhguru - "Sadhguriji, What I understand is, we should not find similarities of our self to someone else, then why do we have role models?"

Synopsis: During the Youth and Truth event at the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, a student...

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... asks Sadhguru - "Sadhguriji, What I understand is, we should not find similarities of our self to someone else, then why do we have role models?"

January 30, 2019

6:59

Does The Design Of A Building Affect Me?

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

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

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

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

January 23, 2019

21:55

How do I deal with my insecurities?

Synopsis: In the talk Sadhguru tells us what is the basis of our insecurity. The most important thing is to come to terms with mortality. There is no security in life. But the basis of insecurity is that we have forgotten about our mortality. Once we are aware that we are mortal, and that we are here only for a certain amount of time, then there will be no insecurity. Because there is nothing to gain and nothing...

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... to lose in this life. So, the most important thing is to see how profound, intense and beautiful is our experience of life.

Synopsis: In the talk Sadhguru tells us what is the basis of our insecurity. The most important thing is to come...

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... to terms with mortality. There is no security in life. But the basis of insecurity is that we have forgotten about our mortality. Once we are aware that we are mortal, and that we are here only for a certain amount of time, then there will be no insecurity. Because there is nothing to gain and nothing to lose in this life. So, the most important thing is to see how profound, intense and beautiful is our experience of life.

January 22, 2019

10:28

Why Can’t I Have Multiple Partners?

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

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

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

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

December 27, 2018

6:49

Is It Natural To Be Jealous?

Synopsis: If your way of being is determined by how others are - then the only way you can be is 'a mess'. If you don't take charge of yourself, very easily you can fall back in the evolutionary scheme of things. Sadhguru says - don't be in a self defeating mode. Life is about you, not about someone else. If your joy, your happiness, your misery is determined by someone else, then chances of you being joyful...

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... in your life is remote.

Synopsis: If your way of being is determined by how others are - then the only way you can be is 'a mess'. If you...

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... don't take charge of yourself, very easily you can fall back in the evolutionary scheme of things. Sadhguru says - don't be in a self defeating mode. Life is about you, not about someone else. If your joy, your happiness, your misery is determined by someone else, then chances of you being joyful in your life is remote.

December 17, 2018

7:06

Is It Alright To Masturbate?

Synopsis: Is it alright to Masturbate ? Is it harmful and reduces once capability as a human being? This question bothers many a Youths and during a Youth and Truth session at JNU, New Delhi, Sadhguru gives a straight answer bringing his insight and Yogic Wisdom to help guide the Youths.

Synopsis: Is it alright to Masturbate ? Is it harmful and reduces once capability as a human being? This question...

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... bothers many a Youths and during a Youth and Truth session at JNU, New Delhi, Sadhguru gives a straight answer bringing his insight and Yogic Wisdom to help guide the Youths.

November 30, 2018

4:29

How Do I Make My Parents Not Worry About Me?

Synopsis: Responding to a young girls concern, that parents have 'tension' about their kids - Sadhguru tells us that we have created a world, where people are suffering everything! So, it is not because of children, or anything else, that they are stressed, it is because human beings have not figured how to handle themselves. Sadhguru shared his unique experience of school - and his and his fathers relationship...

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... with the mark sheet! He stresses that one should focus on living a joyful life where you have reached your full potential, rather than trying to just be better than the person next to you.

Synopsis: Responding to a young girls concern, that parents have 'tension' about their kids - Sadhguru tells us...

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... that we have created a world, where people are suffering everything! So, it is not because of children, or anything else, that they are stressed, it is because human beings have not figured how to handle themselves. Sadhguru shared his unique experience of school - and his and his fathers relationship with the mark sheet! He stresses that one should focus on living a joyful life where you have reached your full potential, rather than trying to just be better than the person next to you.

November 14, 2018

11:55

Will Artificial Intelligence Take Away Our Jobs?

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

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

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

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

November 2, 2018

9:45

How to find the balance between materialism and spirituality?

Synopsis: How do we draw the balance between materialistic world and the spiritual world? Spirituality has become the most "corrupted" word! There is no such thing as material or spiritual. Sadhguru says, for a moment lets leave the word spirituality aside. Lets just look at it just like life. Body and Mind (impressions), are gathered from outside, they can be yours, but not you. You are only...

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... experiencing your body and mind, the things you have gathered, and have forgotten about the life. Once this life, comes into your experience, once you experience something beyond your physicality, we call this spirituality.  

Synopsis: How do we draw the balance between materialistic world and the spiritual world? Spirituality has become...

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... the most "corrupted" word! There is no such thing as material or spiritual. Sadhguru says, for a moment lets leave the word spirituality aside. Lets just look at it just like life. Body and Mind (impressions), are gathered from outside, they can be yours, but not you. You are only experiencing your body and mind, the things you have gathered, and have forgotten about the life. Once this life, comes into your experience, once you experience something beyond your physicality, we call this spirituality.  

October 29, 2018

12:08

Are Ramayana and Mahabharata Myths?

Synopsis: This is an absolutely fascinating debate between IIM Ahemadabad students and Sadhguru. Writing any summary would be a spoiler! Watch this to get an amazing insight into Indian history, into the life of Rama, and why we worship him - and above all, to see how patiently Sadhguru addresses contrarian perspectives.

Synopsis: This is an absolutely fascinating debate between IIM Ahemadabad students and Sadhguru. Writing any summary...

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... would be a spoiler! Watch this to get an amazing insight into Indian history, into the life of Rama, and why we worship him - and above all, to see how patiently Sadhguru addresses contrarian perspectives.

October 28, 2018

14:38

Mahadev, Mountains & Music – Any Connection?

Synopsis: Mohit Chauhan asks - I grew up in the hills in Himachal Pradesh and I'm extremely attached to the mountains and the beauty and the silence that I found out there. And of course a lot of inspiration came to me from Mahadev and Music. Would love if you can shed some light on the connection between these three - Mahadev, Mountains and Music and their significance in our lives.  Sadhguru reveals...

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... the connection - listen on. And towards the end enjoy the duet by Sadhguru and Mohit Chauhan of Shankar Sankat Harana...

Synopsis: Mohit Chauhan asks - I grew up in the hills in Himachal Pradesh and I'm extremely attached to the...

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... mountains and the beauty and the silence that I found out there. And of course a lot of inspiration came to me from Mahadev and Music. Would love if you can shed some light on the connection between these three - Mahadev, Mountains and Music and their significance in our lives.  Sadhguru reveals the connection - listen on. And towards the end enjoy the duet by Sadhguru and Mohit Chauhan of Shankar Sankat Harana...

October 13, 2018

4:35

Is God White, Black or Brown?

Synopsis: In this captivating talk, where you won't be able to stop laughing, Sadhguru solves the mysteries around God! What is the difference between seeking and believing? People who worship, looking up, are believers. Belief systems have cultural relevance, and no existential relevance. India is a godless culture; here we bow down to everything; we bow down to people, who enhance our lives, we bow down to...

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... cow, we bow down to a tree, we bow down to a snake!

Synopsis: In this captivating talk, where you won't be able to stop laughing, Sadhguru solves the mysteries around...

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... God! What is the difference between seeking and believing? People who worship, looking up, are believers. Belief systems have cultural relevance, and no existential relevance. India is a godless culture; here we bow down to everything; we bow down to people, who enhance our lives, we bow down to cow, we bow down to a tree, we bow down to a snake!

October 12, 2018

9:01

Where Is Heaven & Hell?

Synopsis: Only those who have made hell of their lives; they want to go to heaven! In his distinctive humorous style, peppered with jokes, Sadhguru destroys the notion of heaven and hell. We need to understand, that traditionally, heaven and hell was a way of managing humanity - as a means of solace - as a means of psychological tool for those who are in a deep state of suffering. Sadhguru also shares the reason...

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... for a huge rise in chemical consumption and substance abuse, and how that is related to 'heavens' collapsing in peoples minds.

Synopsis: Only those who have made hell of their lives; they want to go to heaven! In his distinctive humorous...

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... style, peppered with jokes, Sadhguru destroys the notion of heaven and hell. We need to understand, that traditionally, heaven and hell was a way of managing humanity - as a means of solace - as a means of psychological tool for those who are in a deep state of suffering. Sadhguru also shares the reason for a huge rise in chemical consumption and substance abuse, and how that is related to 'heavens' collapsing in peoples minds.

September 27, 2018

9:08

What Is Time, And Can I Travel Time?

Synopsis: There are three dimensions of experience in our life - past, present and future. But most human beings are not clearly distinguishing these three things - this is why one still suffers what may have happened ten years ago, or what may happen one month from today. This is time travel! In Yoga, Kala means time, and also means emptiness or darkness. Sadhguru elaborates on the difference between kala...

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... and Mahakala, and what causes it; and the relationship between space and time - and also the difference in perspective of Yogic Sciences and Modern Physics in context of Time and Space.

Synopsis: There are three dimensions of experience in our life - past, present and future. But most human beings...

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... are not clearly distinguishing these three things - this is why one still suffers what may have happened ten years ago, or what may happen one month from today. This is time travel! In Yoga, Kala means time, and also means emptiness or darkness. Sadhguru elaborates on the difference between kala and Mahakala, and what causes it; and the relationship between space and time - and also the difference in perspective of Yogic Sciences and Modern Physics in context of Time and Space.

September 22, 2018

9:29

Should I Become An Entrepreneur?

Synopsis: A student at IIM-B asks Sadhguru - we students sitting over here are among the top percentile in the country in terms of education that we are receiving, yet all of us are wondering about what jobs we will get; we want just the best campus placements over here. If that's the scenario with all of  us, and we are not willing to take risks, and have become risk averse - from where will the jobs...

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... come for the country, when we are not thinking about starting our own ventures, our own startups, our own firms? Sadhsguru tells us, India being a developing country - so much is still to be done - so nobody should be talking about unemployment....

Synopsis: A student at IIM-B asks Sadhguru - we students sitting over here are among the top percentile in...

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... the country in terms of education that we are receiving, yet all of us are wondering about what jobs we will get; we want just the best campus placements over here. If that's the scenario with all of  us, and we are not willing to take risks, and have become risk averse - from where will the jobs come for the country, when we are not thinking about starting our own ventures, our own startups, our own firms? Sadhsguru tells us, India being a developing country - so much is still to be done - so nobody should be talking about unemployment....

September 19, 2018

4:09

How important is it to set goals in life?

Synopsis: During the Youth & Truth event at the famous SRCC college in Delhi, a student asks Sadhguru - "Sadhguru, all of us sitting in this hall, have some goals. And, as most of us are students, our goals are at the maximum level. We would like to know, we are very eager to know, when you were of our age, what was that thing which you wanted to become. What was your goal?" Sadhguru says - "Well, frankly,...

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... I had no goal, of any kind. To such a point that, my father used to ... what will this boy do?"

Synopsis: During the Youth & Truth event at the famous SRCC college in Delhi, a student asks Sadhguru - "Sadhguru,...

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... all of us sitting in this hall, have some goals. And, as most of us are students, our goals are at the maximum level. We would like to know, we are very eager to know, when you were of our age, what was that thing which you wanted to become. What was your goal?" Sadhguru says - "Well, frankly, I had no goal, of any kind. To such a point that, my father used to ... what will this boy do?"

September 10, 2018

9:40

How Can I Become Fearless?

Synopsis: Robin Uthappa asks - How do I keep fear out of my game?  Sadhguru tells us that fear is always about the next moment, so how does fear get into a game? Are you involved in the goal, or in the process? Listen on...

Synopsis: Robin Uthappa asks - How do I keep fear out of my game?  Sadhguru tells us that fear is always...

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... about the next moment, so how does fear get into a game? Are you involved in the goal, or in the process? Listen on...

August 30, 2018

3:33

Six Key Lessons For The Youth

In this article, Sadhguru guides us on six key aspects, especially relevant for the Youth. How to use the social media? How to live life effortlessly? How to decide whom to vote for? What is an ideal educational system? As a lawyer, is it ok to defend someone who is guilty? How to make the right choices in life?

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November 19, 2018

4 min read

Do I Follow My Dreams Or Listen To My Parents?

Whatever we may want to do, there is a price to pay. Isn't it unrealistic to expect that every time everyone, including our parents approve of what we want to do? Sadhguru says, such a thing does not happen. So, first step is to try and convince them. If that doesn't work, then you need to see how deep and with what clarity is your desire and what is the price you are willing to pay.

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October 25, 2018

2 min read

How To Make Important Decisions?

It is important to have clarity about what you want to invest your life into. So, what you find truly worthwhile, you do that. If you only focus on earning money, or trying to get something, you may end up doing silly things. Earning a living is not a big thing for human beings. So, you must invest your life into what really matters to you. In this article, Sadhguru tells us a simple method by which we can discover and get clarity about what matters to us as.

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October 22, 2018

2 min read

Are We Alienating People From North East India?

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

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October 18, 2018

2 min read

Why Is Adiyogi Statue 112ft?

Sadhguru tells us that among all the senses that a human being has the visual perception has the most significant impact. Also, to get the geometry absolutely right the statue it had to be a certain size. Above all, Sadhguru wanted to the face to exude three dimensions;  Exuberance, Stillness and Intoxication. To achieve all this, the statue had to be a minimum of 80 - 90 feet. That's when Sadhguru decided to make it 112 feet, since Adiyogi gave 112 ways in which a human being can achieve to their highest.

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September 14, 2018

3 min read

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