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How do we break away from a negative pattern and attract a positive one? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kangana Ranaut | #17

Synopsis: My question is that we often tend to attract patterns in our life. The pattern can be good or bad. It can be abusive relationships, it can be successes, it can be failures. So how do we break away from a negative pattern and attract a positive one?

Synopsis: My question is that we often tend to attract patterns in our life. The...

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... pattern can be good or bad. It can be abusive relationships, it can be successes, it can be failures. So how do we break away from a negative pattern and attract a positive one?

April 22, 2021

7:47

I don’t know where I am | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kangana Ranaut | #16

Synopsis: Namaskaram Sadhguru. I would like to bow down with all my knowledge and all my ignorance and how much you mean to me. So my question is very simple. Whenever I go to watch a movie, I’m given a place and I can see the screen in front of me and the voice coming from somewhere and I understand where I am. But when it comes to my life, I don’t know where I see things,...

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... where I hear things. Every night when I go to sleep, I don’t know where I vanish, where I come back from. Something within me is seeing past all these experiences that I have in my life. Having seen it, I can’t figure out where I am. I can’t understand what’s happening. I can see everything, I can feel everything. Whenever my hands get burnt, I understand this feeling, but I don’t understand where it happens. Whenever I do my practices, I can’t figure out where I am Sadhguru.

Synopsis: Namaskaram Sadhguru. I would like to bow down with all my knowledge and...

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... all my ignorance and how much you mean to me. So my question is very simple. Whenever I go to watch a movie, I’m given a place and I can see the screen in front of me and the voice coming from somewhere and I understand where I am. But when it comes to my life, I don’t know where I see things, where I hear things. Every night when I go to sleep, I don’t know where I vanish, where I come back from. Something within me is seeing past all these experiences that I have in my life. Having seen it, I can’t figure out where I am. I can’t understand what’s happening. I can see everything, I can feel everything. Whenever my hands get burnt, I understand this feeling, but I don’t understand where it happens. Whenever I do my practices, I can’t figure out where I am Sadhguru.

April 22, 2021

5:31

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

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

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

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

April 22, 2021

7:14

Why don’t we talk about death? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kangana Ranaut | #14

Synopsis: I personally have read a lot of books about spirituality. And I’ve been following Swami Vivekanand from the age of 17. And I never really felt the need of a guru. Until I was faced with mortality. I lost a friend at the age of 25 and since then I just feel that everything that I’ve done in my life, or every situation I’ve been into, or I’ve walked into, I’ve...

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... always held my head very high and always been prepared for it, as much as I could. I just can’t wrap my head around it. And when I read your book, I didn’t instantly feel that I would be seeing this day. I felt okay, I’ve read Buddha, you’re one of those enlightened people. I wasn’t impressed. But then I read More Than A Life, and there was this mention of the yogi, Swami Nirmalananda, who waited for you all his life and apparently you were supposed to guide him to Mahasamadhi. Now Mahasamadhi is something that I’ve only heard of in stories and in myths. Where you willingly walk out of your body because you think that’s the best thing to do at that point of time. Now that seems too fantastic. And looking at how our society is, that euthanasia has been made legal now. And when your wife heard about the process, she showed extreme desire to adapt to that. And she acquired Mahasamadhi in the middle of thousands of people. It’s written elaborately in the book. And Swami Nirmalananda was opposed by the government, you know, he was not allowed to take Mahasamadhi. Apparently they were like, you can’t take Mahasamadhi. So don’t you think we as people, we have stopped to discuss death? Because shouldn’t we be prepared for that day? Since then I realized maybe you can help me. Someday, I’m not saying now, but someday. But when the time comes, don’t you think I should be ready for it? I should be dressed like this and be like, come, let’s go. Why is it pushed under the carpet? Why don’t we talk about death?

Synopsis: I personally have read a lot of books about spirituality. And I’ve...

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... been following Swami Vivekanand from the age of 17. And I never really felt the need of a guru. Until I was faced with mortality. I lost a friend at the age of 25 and since then I just feel that everything that I’ve done in my life, or every situation I’ve been into, or I’ve walked into, I’ve always held my head very high and always been prepared for it, as much as I could. I just can’t wrap my head around it. And when I read your book, I didn’t instantly feel that I would be seeing this day. I felt okay, I’ve read Buddha, you’re one of those enlightened people. I wasn’t impressed. But then I read More Than A Life, and there was this mention of the yogi, Swami Nirmalananda, who waited for you all his life and apparently you were supposed to guide him to Mahasamadhi. Now Mahasamadhi is something that I’ve only heard of in stories and in myths. Where you willingly walk out of your body because you think that’s the best thing to do at that point of time. Now that seems too fantastic. And looking at how our society is, that euthanasia has been made legal now. And when your wife heard about the process, she showed extreme desire to adapt to that. And she acquired Mahasamadhi in the middle of thousands of people. It’s written elaborately in the book. And Swami Nirmalananda was opposed by the government, you know, he was not allowed to take Mahasamadhi. Apparently they were like, you can’t take Mahasamadhi. So don’t you think we as people, we have stopped to discuss death? Because shouldn’t we be prepared for that day? Since then I realized maybe you can help me. Someday, I’m not saying now, but someday. But when the time comes, don’t you think I should be ready for it? I should be dressed like this and be like, come, let’s go. Why is it pushed under the carpet? Why don’t we talk about death?

April 22, 2021

24:26

Is it pompous of us to think that we can do something for others? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kangana Ranaut | #13

Synopsis: Now my question is, do you think, like you said in the scheme of things, going round and round in this cosmos. Somebody like me, I sometimes feel the things that I want to do and the things that I feel for, is it pompous of us to think that we can do something for others?

Synopsis: Now my question is, do you think, like you said in the scheme of things,...

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... going round and round in this cosmos. Somebody like me, I sometimes feel the things that I want to do and the things that I feel for, is it pompous of us to think that we can do something for others?

April 22, 2021

1:32

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 22, 2021

6:52

Why is it that Indians are doing so well but India isn’t? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kangana Ranaut | #8

Synopsis: Indians are doing so well. Whether it’s the CEO of Google, Microsoft, MasterCard, Nokia, you know the list goes on. So Indians are doing so well all over the world, but India is not doing well. Why is that?

Synopsis: Indians are doing so well. Whether it’s the CEO of Google, Microsoft,...

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... MasterCard, Nokia, you know the list goes on. So Indians are doing so well all over the world, but India is not doing well. Why is that?

April 22, 2021

6:20

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

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

Synopsis: I'm Rajput myself, and when the whole Padmavat episode took place, you...

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

April 22, 2021

3:07

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

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

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

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

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

April 22, 2021

9:47

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

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

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

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

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

April 22, 2021

9:23

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

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

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

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

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

April 22, 2021

3:02

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

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

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

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

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

April 22, 2021

8:15

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

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

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

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

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

April 22, 2021

4:10

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

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

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

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

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

April 22, 2021

5:19

How does one birth cycle affect the next? | Sadhguru at IIT Chennai | #14

Synopsis: So I wanted to know about the duration of women's birth cycle. And how does it affect the next birth? Like people say, good karma will affect the next birth, and bad karma will affect the next birth. 

Synopsis: So I wanted to know about the duration of women's birth cycle. And how...

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... does it affect the next birth? Like people say, good karma will affect the next birth, and bad karma will affect the next birth. 

April 21, 2021

8:30

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

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

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

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

April 21, 2021

9:26

How do we develop conscious self-belief? | Sadhguru at IIT Chennai | #12

Synopsis: Sadhguru, you told about clarity. If you go from the literature of self-help, everyone talks about self-belief. But then after some period of time, that self-belief turns to ignorance. So how do we develop conscious self-belief through any process?

Synopsis: Sadhguru, you told about clarity. If you go from the literature of self-help,...

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... everyone talks about self-belief. But then after some period of time, that self-belief turns to ignorance. So how do we develop conscious self-belief through any process?

April 21, 2021

7:07

How to know what the necessary thing to do is? | Sadhguru at IIT Chennai | #11

Synopsis: You said intelligent people do what they like and genius people do just what is necessary. But it’s not always clear just what is necessary. So how does one know? Or is enlightenment a prerequisite for it?

Synopsis: You said intelligent people do what they like and genius people do just...

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... what is necessary. But it’s not always clear just what is necessary. So how does one know? Or is enlightenment a prerequisite for it?

April 21, 2021

16:19

Sadhguru, do you believe in god? | Sadhguru at IIT Chennai | #10

Synopsis: What is your belief in god?

Synopsis: What is your belief in god?


April 21, 2021

0:36

How to build up courage? | Sadhguru at IIT Chennai | #9

Synopsis: When that gentleman asked you a question, how to build up the courage, I expected a straightforward answer from you but you gave something different. That is, courage, if you work in tune with nature, you will automatically get courage. That type of answer, spiritual answer I expected. But you gave something different, can you explain please?

Synopsis: When that gentleman asked you a question, how to build up the courage,...

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... I expected a straightforward answer from you but you gave something different. That is, courage, if you work in tune with nature, you will automatically get courage. That type of answer, spiritual answer I expected. But you gave something different, can you explain please?

April 21, 2021

2:10

Sadhguru, how can I know that you don’t belong to the Ram Rahim category? | Sadhguru at IIT Chennai | #8

Synopsis: I have two clarifications from you, Sadhguru. First thing is, India, from time in memorial has been producing a lot of philosophers, social reformers like you. Then how can I evaluate you, that you don’t belong to the Ram Rahim category?

Synopsis: I have two clarifications from you, Sadhguru. First thing is, India,...

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... from time in memorial has been producing a lot of philosophers, social reformers like you. Then how can I evaluate you, that you don’t belong to the Ram Rahim category?

April 21, 2021

11:55

Rapid fire | Sadhguru at IIT Chennai | #7

Synopsis:

  1. What is the best gift?
  2. Biggest sorrow?
  3. Waste of time?
  4. Never miss?
  5. What is the toughest thing to do?
  6. But Sadhguru, you never had a moment of remorse or sadness?

Synopsis:

  1. What is the best gift?
  2. Biggest sorrow?
  3. Waste of time?
  4. Never...
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    ... miss?
  5. What is the toughest thing to do?
  6. But Sadhguru, you never had a moment of remorse or sadness?

April 21, 2021

7:52

How does a near-death experience awaken consciousness within us? | Sadhguru at IIT Chennai | #6

Synopsis: Near death experience is a phenomenon by which we hear that the memories of previous births are awakened and people gain extra sensory perceptions. As a person, since you have undergone a near death experience, so can you please share what near death experience is to us? How does it awaken consciousness within us?  

Synopsis: Near death experience is a phenomenon by which we hear that the memories...

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... of previous births are awakened and people gain extra sensory perceptions. As a person, since you have undergone a near death experience, so can you please share what near death experience is to us? How does it awaken consciousness within us?  

April 21, 2021

11:37

How to become courageous? | Sadhguru at IIT Chennai | #5

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...As a child, I always heard that three important aspects of life are: education, courage, and wealth. In Tamil we say, kalvi, selvum, veeram. As students of IIT Madras, the education part is taken care of. We also believe that the wealth part will be taken care of once we graduate from IIT Madras. Courage becomes a question mark. Could you give us some insights on courage?  

Synopsis: As a child, I always heard that three important aspects of life are:...

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... education, courage, and wealth. In Tamil we say, kalvi, selvum, veeram. As students of IIT Madras, the education part is taken care of. We also believe that the wealth part will be taken care of once we graduate from IIT Madras. Courage becomes a question mark. Could you give us some insights on courage?  

April 21, 2021

7:41

How to overcome self-doubt? | Sadhguru at IIT Chennai | #4

Synopsis: Two major problems we all face are identity crisis and self-doubt. And self-doubt especially plagues us humans. So what advice can you give us?  

Synopsis: Two major problems we all face are identity crisis and self-doubt. And...

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... self-doubt especially plagues us humans. So what advice can you give us?  

April 21, 2021

7:56

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

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

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

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

April 21, 2021

5:20

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

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

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

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

April 21, 2021

4:58

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

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

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

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... act on social welfare?  

April 21, 2021

6:32

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

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

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... within myself to reach that.  

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

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

April 20, 2021

5:25

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

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

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

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

April 20, 2021

7:25

What is your advice to youngsters addicted to drugs and alcohol? | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #14

Synopsis: Sadhguru, my question is, I have seen youngsters. They are addicted to drugs or alcohol. They smoke. And I have even heard one of my friends saying, if I recollect correctly, that even Lord Shiva used to consume substance. And they take it as an excuse. And they imitate it, saying that even Shiva used to do it, why should we not imitate it? So that excuse that few of...

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... the youngsters use to consume substance. So what is your advice to them?  

Synopsis: Sadhguru, my question is, I have seen youngsters. They are addicted to...

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... drugs or alcohol. They smoke. And I have even heard one of my friends saying, if I recollect correctly, that even Lord Shiva used to consume substance. And they take it as an excuse. And they imitate it, saying that even Shiva used to do it, why should we not imitate it? So that excuse that few of the youngsters use to consume substance. So what is your advice to them?  

April 20, 2021

4:50

What makes us a human being? | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #13

Synopsis: I want to ask you one thing. What makes us a human being? You said we can get stoned whenever we want to. So what makes us a human being?  

Synopsis: I want to ask you one thing. What makes us a human being? You said we...

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... can get stoned whenever we want to. So what makes us a human being?  

April 20, 2021

7:31

Should one be goal-oriented or not? | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #12

Synopsis: I just wanted to ask. So if you’re not goal-oriented, I feel that you push your goal too. What do you have to say about this?  

Synopsis: I just wanted to ask. So if you’re not goal-oriented, I feel that you...

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... push your goal too. What do you have to say about this?  

April 20, 2021

2:21

Mental health and spiritual health | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #11

Synopsis: I talk a lot about mental health with the youth. It is a word that more and more, I become uncomfortable saying. Because when you say mental health, you’re already separating the other holistic health to one that focuses only on the mind. Right? And when I talk about mental health, for me it’s body health, it’s spiritual health, and it’s not only the mind. I...

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... wear a shirt that says ‘breathe’ because for me that’s also connected to the body. The question for you is, can you talk a little bit about the connection between mental health and spiritual health? Because I see so many similarities in the way that you are experiencing the world, which seems in a very spiritual way. But I also don’t even want to call it spiritual because it would be creating a division between how to experience the world.  

Synopsis: I talk a lot about mental health with the youth. It is a word that more...

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... and more, I become uncomfortable saying. Because when you say mental health, you’re already separating the other holistic health to one that focuses only on the mind. Right? And when I talk about mental health, for me it’s body health, it’s spiritual health, and it’s not only the mind. I wear a shirt that says ‘breathe’ because for me that’s also connected to the body. The question for you is, can you talk a little bit about the connection between mental health and spiritual health? Because I see so many similarities in the way that you are experiencing the world, which seems in a very spiritual way. But I also don’t even want to call it spiritual because it would be creating a division between how to experience the world.  

April 20, 2021

10:12

What is the difference between the youth of your time and the youth of this generation? | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #10

Synopsis: Hello Sadhguru. I wanted to know, what is the one major difference you see between the youth of your time and the youth of this generation? What’s one major difference? And what’s one quality you would want of that youth to be imbibed in this generation?  

Synopsis: Hello Sadhguru. I wanted to know, what is the one major difference you...

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... see between the youth of your time and the youth of this generation? What’s one major difference? And what’s one quality you would want of that youth to be imbibed in this generation?  

April 20, 2021

4:04

Sadhguru, is it true that if anything goes wrong with your bike or car, you’ll not let anyone touch it? | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #9

Synopsis: But is it true that if anything goes wrong with your bike or car, you’ll not let anyone touch it? And you will make sure it’s okay by yourself?  

Synopsis: But is it true that if anything goes wrong with your bike or car, you’ll...

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... not let anyone touch it? And you will make sure it’s okay by yourself?  

April 20, 2021

0:12

Sadhguru, what do you do to unwind? | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #8

Synopsis: But Sadhguru, I really want to know, what do you do to unwind?  

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...But Sadhguru, I really want to know, what do you do to unwind?  

April 20, 2021

1:37

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

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

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

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

April 20, 2021

2:43

How to tell your parents what you want to do in life? | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #6

Synopsis: Also speaking of schooling, and parents, and careers. Right now, we’re in an age where there’s so many different offbeat careers coming up. As youtubers, we get this question all the time. You know, how did you talk to your parents about it? How do we convince our parents about this really new career that we have? I would ask you. If you had to convince your parents...

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... and tell them that this is what you want to do. Or how did that discussion go? Did that happen where you had to sit them down and tell them that this is what I’m going to do for the rest of my life?  

Synopsis: Also speaking of schooling, and parents, and careers. Right now, we’re...

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... in an age where there’s so many different offbeat careers coming up. As youtubers, we get this question all the time. You know, how did you talk to your parents about it? How do we convince our parents about this really new career that we have? I would ask you. If you had to convince your parents and tell them that this is what you want to do. Or how did that discussion go? Did that happen where you had to sit them down and tell them that this is what I’m going to do for the rest of my life?  

April 20, 2021

8:13

A story from Sadhguru’s childhood | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #5

Synopsis: ...

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...Sadhguru, my second question for you would be on a more funner side. We know that when you were a child, you were a very quiet child. You didn’t speak much. But your teachers say that they looked at you and they knew you were always up to some mischief. We would like to know how further it was. We want to hear a story from then. We would love to know that.  

Synopsis: Sadhguru, my second question for you would be on a more funner side....

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... We know that when you were a child, you were a very quiet child. You didn’t speak much. But your teachers say that they looked at you and they knew you were always up to some mischief. We would like to know how further it was. We want to hear a story from then. We would love to know that.  

April 20, 2021

4:48

What’s the purpose of driving fast? | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #4

Synopsis: So if there’s no adrenaline when you’re driving fast, or riding fast, what’s the main purpose of going fast? As a human being, we do things like, swimming, jumping, climbing, because we love the drug which is being produced inside our head. What is the whole purpose of going fast?  

Synopsis: So if there’s no adrenaline when you’re driving fast, or riding fast,...

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... what’s the main purpose of going fast? As a human being, we do things like, swimming, jumping, climbing, because we love the drug which is being produced inside our head. What is the whole purpose of going fast?  

April 20, 2021

3:36

Death is inevitable | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #3

Synopsis: You’ve said that, you know, death is going to come. Is that the thought you have when you are speeding in a car? When you are being the rider that you are, standing on the bike and you’re going through smokeland, hilly, dangerous regions.  

Synopsis: You’ve said that, you know, death is going to come. Is that the thought...

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... you have when you are speeding in a car? When you are being the rider that you are, standing on the bike and you’re going through smokeland, hilly, dangerous regions.  

April 20, 2021

3:08

Does one get less creative as they age? | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #2

Synopsis: Does one get less creative as they age? And if yes, why?  

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...Does one get less creative as they age? And if yes, why?  

April 20, 2021

4:23

What is your advice to young people? | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #1

Synopsis: I’m going to jump right into it. You know when you're this age, when you’re in college. When you’re just out of school, you’re in college, you’re under 25. Every little thing that goes wrong in life, feels like the end of the world. For example, a heartbreak. Breakups are bad, right guys?   Breakups are tough. Failing in exams, fighting with your family, getting...

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... in a fight, getting in a fight with your teachers, friends. At that moment of time, it just feels like the worst thing to happen to us. And then eventually in a few years, you get to a place where you look back and you’re like, I don’t know why I was stressing over this so much. But in the time that you spend stressing over these things that went bad, you end up doing more damage. Do you get me? Do you know what I’m saying? So what is your advice to all of us young people about this? You know, when every little thing that goes wrong in our life feels like the worst thing that could happen to us.  

Synopsis: I’m going to jump right into it. You know when you're this age, when...

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... you’re in college. When you’re just out of school, you’re in college, you’re under 25. Every little thing that goes wrong in life, feels like the end of the world. For example, a heartbreak. Breakups are bad, right guys?   Breakups are tough. Failing in exams, fighting with your family, getting in a fight, getting in a fight with your teachers, friends. At that moment of time, it just feels like the worst thing to happen to us. And then eventually in a few years, you get to a place where you look back and you’re like, I don’t know why I was stressing over this so much. But in the time that you spend stressing over these things that went bad, you end up doing more damage. Do you get me? Do you know what I’m saying? So what is your advice to all of us young people about this? You know, when every little thing that goes wrong in our life feels like the worst thing that could happen to us.  

April 20, 2021

4:06

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 physical ailments cured by yoga? | Sadhguru at Yale School of Medicine | #12

Synopsis: I was wondering if physical ailments are cured, or at least helped by yoga?  

Synopsis: I was wondering if physical ailments are cured, or at least helped by...

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... yoga?  

April 19, 2021

7:19

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

What’s the difference between belief and faith? | Sadhguru at Yale School of Medicine | #10

Synopsis: My question is touching back to the point which you brought up about the belief. Can you tell a little bit more about what’s the difference between belief and faith?  

Synopsis: My question is touching back to the point which you brought up about...

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... the belief. Can you tell a little bit more about what’s the difference between belief and faith?  

April 19, 2021

8:19

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

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

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

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

April 19, 2021

20:16

How do we bring a spirit of healing into the spirit of medicine? | Sadhguru at Yale School of Medicine | #8

Synopsis: I’d like to get back to the practice of medicine just for a question. I tell my gang, whom I adore, my resonance with my students is close to my heart. I adore them. I say, “Medicine is easy. Medicine is easy, but healing is hard.” Because in medicine, you know we have our portions. And if we don’t know an answer, we do a test. And if we don’t know what the...

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... test means, we consult somebody. So, medicine, in some ways we can distill it down, we can make it easy. But, with healing. Healing is really where the art of medicine lies. And healing is where the spirit and love and suffering and treatments and surgeries, that’s where it all comes in. How would you propose that we adopt a healing attitude? How do we bring a spirit of healing into the spirit of medicine?  

Synopsis: I’d like to get back to the practice of medicine just for a question....

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... I tell my gang, whom I adore, my resonance with my students is close to my heart. I adore them. I say, “Medicine is easy. Medicine is easy, but healing is hard.” Because in medicine, you know we have our portions. And if we don’t know an answer, we do a test. And if we don’t know what the test means, we consult somebody. So, medicine, in some ways we can distill it down, we can make it easy. But, with healing. Healing is really where the art of medicine lies. And healing is where the spirit and love and suffering and treatments and surgeries, that’s where it all comes in. How would you propose that we adopt a healing attitude? How do we bring a spirit of healing into the spirit of medicine?  

April 19, 2021

6:03

Science and religion | Sadhguru at Yale School of Medicine | #7

Synopsis: So one of the traditions here, in a medical school, in a Western medical school, is the tradition of evidence. Show me. And this tradition, which is only 200-300 years old. The randomized control trial, the cohort study, all of that. And it’s good. That’s how we’ve gotten cures for pneumonia, and drugs to help alleviate pain. It’s all been done through this pursuit...

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... of the evidence. And also I’m a pastor. And I fully embrace the life of a spirit and the truth that we find in our faith traditions. And I love that in tradition. But I do recognize a tension between the truth that we discover in the lab and the truth that we discover in our spirit. And I love that tension. I think that’s a great way to live. In a way that’s sort of loving and a joyful pursuit that is both, the truth that I see around me and the love that grows in my heart. But I do recognize the tension. What is your perception of that?  

Synopsis: So one of the traditions here, in a medical school, in a Western medical...

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... school, is the tradition of evidence. Show me. And this tradition, which is only 200-300 years old. The randomized control trial, the cohort study, all of that. And it’s good. That’s how we’ve gotten cures for pneumonia, and drugs to help alleviate pain. It’s all been done through this pursuit of the evidence. And also I’m a pastor. And I fully embrace the life of a spirit and the truth that we find in our faith traditions. And I love that in tradition. But I do recognize a tension between the truth that we discover in the lab and the truth that we discover in our spirit. And I love that tension. I think that’s a great way to live. In a way that’s sort of loving and a joyful pursuit that is both, the truth that I see around me and the love that grows in my heart. But I do recognize the tension. What is your perception of that?  

April 19, 2021

10:22

Is there a positive role of our traditions? | Sadhguru at Yale School of Medicine | #6

Synopsis: Can I ask your thoughts on this? In many ways we are the inheritors of our traditions. And they do influence us and shape us. Is there a positive role for the traditions from when we come? For example, if I’m going to try to inner engineer my inner life and try to get some direction, and meaning, and faith, and hope, and values, I can’t do it alone. And there are...

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... rich traditions, Hindu traditions, Judail Christian traditions, Muslim traditions, that give some context, some meaning, some structure, upon which to anchor my life. What do you think about that? Do we throw away all the traditions and inner engineer our lives? Do we use these traditions?  

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... our traditions. And they do influence us and shape us. Is there a positive role for the traditions from when we come? For example, if I’m going to try to inner engineer my inner life and try to get some direction, and meaning, and faith, and hope, and values, I can’t do it alone. And there are rich traditions, Hindu traditions, Judail Christian traditions, Muslim traditions, that give some context, some meaning, some structure, upon which to anchor my life. What do you think about that? Do we throw away all the traditions and inner engineer our lives? Do we use these traditions?  

April 19, 2021

5:23

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

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

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

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

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

April 19, 2021

14:40

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

How should healthcare professionals deal with giving bad news to families? | Sadhguru at Yale School of Medicine | #2

Synopsis: So let’s talk about making soup. So this soup of life, if you will. You know, tonight, there is a nurse, or a physician, who has come home. And they told a family member that their loved one just died. Or they treated a child who’s undergoing chemotherapy. Or they’re in a clinic where they’re taking care of someone who doesn’t have enough insurance to cover...

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... that medication. And so those good folks have come home and their spirits are broken. And they love what they do. I think burned out physicians love what they do. And I like that metaphor of soup. What can we do? What can that nurse, that physician assistant, that doctor. Saturday morning comes around, they wake up, what should they do?  

Synopsis: So let’s talk about making soup. So this soup of life, if you will....

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... You know, tonight, there is a nurse, or a physician, who has come home. And they told a family member that their loved one just died. Or they treated a child who’s undergoing chemotherapy. Or they’re in a clinic where they’re taking care of someone who doesn’t have enough insurance to cover that medication. And so those good folks have come home and their spirits are broken. And they love what they do. I think burned out physicians love what they do. And I like that metaphor of soup. What can we do? What can that nurse, that physician assistant, that doctor. Saturday morning comes around, they wake up, what should they do?  

April 19, 2021

10:12

What would you say to healthcare professionals facing a burnout? | Sadhguru at Yale School of Medicine | #1

Synopsis: I would love to hear your thoughts on a number of topics. The one that is near and dear to my heart, as an educator, and as a position, and a pastor, is this area of wellness and burnout. Physicians today, a big study came out, 54% of physicians in America meet criteria for burnout. And nurses are in the same boat. And you’re here at a medical school, and we’re looking...

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... for answers. And we’re looking for hope. And so, to those 54% of physicians who are burned out, nurses and PAs and nurse practitioners, all of us in healthcare. What would you say to them?  

Synopsis: I would love to hear your thoughts on a number of topics. The one that...

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... is near and dear to my heart, as an educator, and as a position, and a pastor, is this area of wellness and burnout. Physicians today, a big study came out, 54% of physicians in America meet criteria for burnout. And nurses are in the same boat. And you’re here at a medical school, and we’re looking for answers. And we’re looking for hope. And so, to those 54% of physicians who are burned out, nurses and PAs and nurse practitioners, all of us in healthcare. What would you say to them?  

April 19, 2021

11:38

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

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

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

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

April 18, 2021

8:49

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

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

Synopsis: So what do you think of organized religion?  

Synopsis: So what do you think of organized religion?  


April 18, 2021

2:35

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 18, 2021

5:13

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

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

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

April 18, 2021

5:07

Artificial intelligence | Sadhguru in Conversation with Yalda Hakim | #6

Synopsis: You mentioned artificial intelligence. Are you worried about the future?  

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...You mentioned artificial intelligence. Are you worried about the future?  

April 18, 2021

2:08

Is it possible to leave behind memory? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Yalda Hakim | #5

Synopsis: Is it possible to shed or leave behind memory?  

Synopsis: Is it possible to shed or leave behind memory?  


April 18, 2021

1:41

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

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

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

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

April 18, 2021

8:48

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

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

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

April 18, 2021

5:41

What if death is imposed on you? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Yalda Hakim | #2

Synopsis: You just said, the worst thing that can happen is if you live forever. But what if that death is, then imposed on you? So, I go back to what happened on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. And the attacks on various churches across Columbo, where 310 people were killed. I mean, what goes through your mind when you see this. Some would say, a level of evil inflicted on man by...

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... man.  

Synopsis: You just said, the worst thing that can happen is if you live forever....

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... But what if that death is, then imposed on you? So, I go back to what happened on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. And the attacks on various churches across Columbo, where 310 people were killed. I mean, what goes through your mind when you see this. Some would say, a level of evil inflicted on man by man.  

April 18, 2021

8:11

What does the Jananam Sukhadam chant mean? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Yalda Hakim | #1

Synopsis: Sadhguru, can you tell us a little bit about that chant and what it means?  

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...Sadhguru, can you tell us a little bit about that chant and what it means?  

April 18, 2021

2:22

How to overcome stress? | Sadhguru in Conversation with India’s BSF Officers | #13

Synopsis: You had been talking about developing an equanimous mind. That made me think about the daily life of a border person. A border man is under constant stress on the border. His life is constantly in danger, he’s separated from his family, living conditions are harsh, the weather is very unpredictable. So he has been in lots of problems like this. There are a few incidents...

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... of suicide also. Normally the border security won’t, but in the armed security forces. The question is, how does one, under the influence of such forces, develop an equanimous mind, or in other words, can you give a couple of tips for the border men on how to overcome stress in their daily life?  

Synopsis: You had been talking about developing an equanimous mind. That made me...

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... think about the daily life of a border person. A border man is under constant stress on the border. His life is constantly in danger, he’s separated from his family, living conditions are harsh, the weather is very unpredictable. So he has been in lots of problems like this. There are a few incidents of suicide also. Normally the border security won’t, but in the armed security forces. The question is, how does one, under the influence of such forces, develop an equanimous mind, or in other words, can you give a couple of tips for the border men on how to overcome stress in their daily life?  

April 17, 2021

10:09

How to unlearn? | Sadhguru in Conversation with India’s BSF Officers | #12

Synopsis: Guruji, how to unlearn? I mean, we have several reactions at our inner level, which are required to be unlearned. Like, when I go home from my office, or from the border, my family members come to know if my day was bad or good. At inner level, how to unlearn reactions?  

Synopsis: Guruji, how to unlearn? I mean, we have several reactions at our inner...

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... level, which are required to be unlearned. Like, when I go home from my office, or from the border, my family members come to know if my day was bad or good. At inner level, how to unlearn reactions?  

April 17, 2021

4:23

How to fight on the border without anger? | Sadhguru in Conversation with India’s BSF Officers | #11

Synopsis: We often talk about anger management, anger control. But if our soldiers don’t show their anger, how are they going to fight wars on the border?  

Synopsis: We often talk about anger management, anger control. But if our soldiers...

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... don’t show their anger, how are they going to fight wars on the border?  

April 17, 2021

2:19

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

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

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

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... days there are many confusing statements.   

April 17, 2021

3:30

Can we choose and change the course of our destiny? | Sadhguru in Conversation with India’s BSF Officers | #9

Synopsis: Guruji, I followed your interviews on youtube and they are an immense source of guidance and strength. My question to you today is, can we choose and change the course of our destiny? Or are we captives in a pre chartered path? If yes, how?  

Synopsis: Guruji, I followed your interviews on youtube and they are an immense...

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... source of guidance and strength. My question to you today is, can we choose and change the course of our destiny? Or are we captives in a pre chartered path? If yes, how?  

April 17, 2021

7:09

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

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

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

April 17, 2021

2:49

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

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

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

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

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

April 17, 2021

12:05

How to develop an appetite for knowledge? | Sadhguru in Conversation with India’s BSF Officers | #6

Synopsis: Pranam Sadhguru. My name is Ashok. In the beginning you mentioned that we can bring chemical balance, if not mental balance, through intellectual and spiritual education. I would just like to mention that years ago, I heard one of your discourses in Sathya Sai International Auditorium. There you gave an example of a guru and a donkey. That was regarding how to develop...

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... an appetite for knowledge. Now, here also, if we have to give this intellectual and spiritual education to groups. And we want them to digest it and they should have an appetite for it. So what is the recipe or the formula, so that we develop the appetite in them? They get it and they achieve chemical balance within themselves.  

Synopsis: Pranam Sadhguru. My name is Ashok. In the beginning you mentioned that...

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... we can bring chemical balance, if not mental balance, through intellectual and spiritual education. I would just like to mention that years ago, I heard one of your discourses in Sathya Sai International Auditorium. There you gave an example of a guru and a donkey. That was regarding how to develop an appetite for knowledge. Now, here also, if we have to give this intellectual and spiritual education to groups. And we want them to digest it and they should have an appetite for it. So what is the recipe or the formula, so that we develop the appetite in them? They get it and they achieve chemical balance within themselves.  

April 17, 2021

3:11

Sadhguru, did you want to join the army? | Sadhguru in Conversation with India’s BSF Officers | #5

Synopsis: It is believed that you wanted to join the army? So what happened? From becoming a fauji you became a yogi?  

Synopsis: It is believed that you wanted to join the army? So what happened? From...

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... becoming a fauji you became a yogi?  

April 17, 2021

2:59

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

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

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

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

April 17, 2021

9:24

How to deal with death? | Sadhguru in Conversation with India’s BSF Officers | #3

Synopsis: Sadhguru, I’ve heard in your talks, and read in your books that you talk a lot about death. You have even experienced it. When we are at the border, we also see and experience death. So how is it similar or different? And how do we deal with it?  

Synopsis: Sadhguru, I’ve heard in your talks, and read in your books that you...

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... talk a lot about death. You have even experienced it. When we are at the border, we also see and experience death. So how is it similar or different? And how do we deal with it?  

April 17, 2021

10:24

How to have a balance between the commitment to the borders and to the family? | Sadhguru in Conversation with India’s BSF Officers | #2

Synopsis: How to have a balance between extreme conditions and family? How to have a balance between the commitment to the borders and the commitment to the family? How do we deal with all this stress?  

Synopsis: How to have a balance between extreme conditions and family? How to have...

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... a balance between the commitment to the borders and the commitment to the family? How do we deal with all this stress?  

April 17, 2021

8:19

Sadhguru, what was the influence of Adiyogi in shaping your path of enlightenment? | Sadhguru in Conversation with India’s BSF Officers | #1

Synopsis: Your life has really mesmerized billions, the collage is so colourful. And we would like to know more about it. Specially the influence of Adiyogi, in shaping your entire being towards becoming an enlightened yogi.  

Synopsis: Your life has really mesmerized billions, the collage is so colourful....

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... And we would like to know more about it. Specially the influence of Adiyogi, in shaping your entire being towards becoming an enlightened yogi.  

April 17, 2021

3:28

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

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

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... rather than at each other?  

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

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

April 17, 2021

9:54

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

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

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... it be?  

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

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

April 17, 2021

11:30

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

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

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

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

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

April 17, 2021

7:26

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

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

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

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

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

April 17, 2021

24:33

Why did god make things which are not visible to humans? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Julie Gichuru | #9

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...You know so much about the universe. I’ve seen a lot of your videos on youtube. And you’ve talked about geometry and I saw that video. The largest telescope on earth is not able to get a picture of the nearby galaxy. It’s so far. So I wanted to ask you why did god make things which are not even visible to human beings? Or we’re not able to travel there.   

Synopsis: You know so much about the universe. I’ve seen a lot of your videos...

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... on youtube. And you’ve talked about geometry and I saw that video. The largest telescope on earth is not able to get a picture of the nearby galaxy. It’s so far. So I wanted to ask you why did god make things which are not even visible to human beings? Or we’re not able to travel there.   

April 17, 2021

8:12

What happens if you learn yoga from an inexperienced teacher? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Julie Gichuru | #8

Synopsis: My question is about yoga and of course, ahead of international yoga day, we’re very privileged to have you here in Nairobi. My question is about the benefits of yoga which everybody talks about. And everybody knows that yoga has great benefits for inner well-being, as well as the external. However, in Nairobi, with all due respect to certain people who are in the...

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... craft, I notice that housewives overnight turn into yoga gurus because they watch some DVDs, they watch a few programmes on TV and then decide to start teaching yoga. And that is, of course, a big concern because people do understand the benefits of yoga. But they don’t understand that if you’re going to be training under somebody who’s not quite qualified in the craft what are the disadvantages. So I’d possibly please request you to highlight what are the disadvantages of practicing with, I’m sorry the term may seem harsh, but a quack yoga teacher would be?  

Synopsis: My question is about yoga and of course, ahead of international yoga...

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... day, we’re very privileged to have you here in Nairobi. My question is about the benefits of yoga which everybody talks about. And everybody knows that yoga has great benefits for inner well-being, as well as the external. However, in Nairobi, with all due respect to certain people who are in the craft, I notice that housewives overnight turn into yoga gurus because they watch some DVDs, they watch a few programmes on TV and then decide to start teaching yoga. And that is, of course, a big concern because people do understand the benefits of yoga. But they don’t understand that if you’re going to be training under somebody who’s not quite qualified in the craft what are the disadvantages. So I’d possibly please request you to highlight what are the disadvantages of practicing with, I’m sorry the term may seem harsh, but a quack yoga teacher would be?  

April 17, 2021

21:43

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

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

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

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

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

April 17, 2021

7:23

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

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

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

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

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

April 17, 2021

8:22

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

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

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

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

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

April 17, 2021

8:10

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

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

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

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

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

April 17, 2021

8:29

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