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10 manifestations of Prana in the human system

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

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

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

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

June 12, 2021

3:59

Try this experiment to understand your mind

Transcript: People come to me, like right now you're all saying IIT is the problem, so I'm inviting you to IYC Isha Yoga Center. A lot of people come to me and say, Sadhguru, these are people who passed out okay? Sadhguru, my mother-in-law she's another, you know, from somewhere else she is. I just don't know how to live with this person. And my husband, after all he is her son. My wife, impossible. My boss is...

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... not even human. Like this it goes on. Then I tell them, see don't worry. Your husband, wife, mother-in-law, boss nobody will come here, you're protected. Like IIT, IYC also well protected. Nobody will come here. You just come and stay, I'll give you a nice place to stay, food is good. You don't have to do anything, just be joyful that's all. None of these tormentors are there. Just be joyful. 24 hours you leave them in the one room, you must see in how many ways they twist themselves out. When you are alone if you are miserable, you are obviously in bad company isn't it? So all the young people should do this to yourself. At least for three days, one week. I will provide you the atmosphere, otherwise you can walk into the Himalayas. But there there is no food and supply, you know you will have to go searching. I will provide you food, everything. Just come, spend some time. Not with any purpose, simply. If you sit alone for three days, no television, no book, no texting. Simply by yourself, let's see what happens. You must know the nature of who you are. You should not go on dodging yourself and one day you will explode into something. You must know what is the level of madness you are suffering. When I say madness, if your mind is out of your control, is that called madness in definition? Hello? If your mind does not take instructions from you, it's out of control, is that called madness? Just try. Just today, after this event, just go sit quietly in your room. Just see what all your mind does. You decide, don't tell anybody. You decide what is the level of madness you're going through.

Transcript: People come to me, like right now you're all saying IIT is the problem, so I'm inviting you to IYC Isha...

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... Yoga Center. A lot of people come to me and say, Sadhguru, these are people who passed out okay? Sadhguru, my mother-in-law she's another, you know, from somewhere else she is. I just don't know how to live with this person. And my husband, after all he is her son. My wife, impossible. My boss is not even human. Like this it goes on. Then I tell them, see don't worry. Your husband, wife, mother-in-law, boss nobody will come here, you're protected. Like IIT, IYC also well protected. Nobody will come here. You just come and stay, I'll give you a nice place to stay, food is good. You don't have to do anything, just be joyful that's all. None of these tormentors are there. Just be joyful. 24 hours you leave them in the one room, you must see in how many ways they twist themselves out. When you are alone if you are miserable, you are obviously in bad company isn't it? So all the young people should do this to yourself. At least for three days, one week. I will provide you the atmosphere, otherwise you can walk into the Himalayas. But there there is no food and supply, you know you will have to go searching. I will provide you food, everything. Just come, spend some time. Not with any purpose, simply. If you sit alone for three days, no television, no book, no texting. Simply by yourself, let's see what happens. You must know the nature of who you are. You should not go on dodging yourself and one day you will explode into something. You must know what is the level of madness you are suffering. When I say madness, if your mind is out of your control, is that called madness in definition? Hello? If your mind does not take instructions from you, it's out of control, is that called madness? Just try. Just today, after this event, just go sit quietly in your room. Just see what all your mind does. You decide, don't tell anybody. You decide what is the level of madness you're going through.

June 11, 2021

3:07

Why you must engineer yourself

Transcript: We must understand this. Engineering means, essentially to make things happen the way we want it. That's engineering, isn't it? To engineer this building means what? We want it the way we want it. We could have sat under a tree, but we choose to build this building because we want to sit under something engineered the way we want it. As suitable for us. We have conditioned the place because we want...

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... the temperature in a certain way. All this we did, but is it not important that you engineer this the way you want it? Hello? Outside is air conditioned, inside is boiling, what's the point? I'm saying power is being wasted on you. In the last 100-150 years, with the advent of science and technology, we have more comforts and conveniences than any generation ever could imagine, isn't it? Yes or no? You have more comforts and conveniences than any generation could ever imagine, we are the most comfortable generation ever. Physically, materially. But can you say, are you the most peaceful generation? Joyful? Loving? No. Or can you even say you're the most intelligent generation? That'll be a wrong thing to say. Anybody who claims he's intelligent, amounts to foolishness, isn't it? Because the significance of intelligence is, it shows you how many loopholes are there in your intelligence. This means we have to engineer ourselves to fit in such a way. See a well-engineered machine means, least amount of friction, isn't it so? Yes? A well-engineered machine means what? Least amount of friction. Heavy friction means badly engineered, isn't it? Isn't that the understanding? So the fundamentals of yoga is this. The fundamentals of yoga is in the geometry of physical existence. If you understand the geometry of what this human mechanism is, the body is, the psychological structure is, the chemical processes are, the energy structures are, if you understand the geometry of this and become capable of observing the cosmic geometry. If these two things are well aligned, suddenly your life hits off like a magic. Your life is no more a miserable drag but it's magical simply because you have gotten the right geometry of things. Anything that is geometrically perfect will function absolutely smoothly and for a very long time. This is something that you must do to yourself when you're young. It doesn't matter what you want to do in your life. One thing must happen, your body and your brain should not come in your way. They must work for you. Yes or no? Hello?

Transcript: We must understand this. Engineering means, essentially to make things happen the way we want it. That's...

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... engineering, isn't it? To engineer this building means what? We want it the way we want it. We could have sat under a tree, but we choose to build this building because we want to sit under something engineered the way we want it. As suitable for us. We have conditioned the place because we want the temperature in a certain way. All this we did, but is it not important that you engineer this the way you want it? Hello? Outside is air conditioned, inside is boiling, what's the point? I'm saying power is being wasted on you. In the last 100-150 years, with the advent of science and technology, we have more comforts and conveniences than any generation ever could imagine, isn't it? Yes or no? You have more comforts and conveniences than any generation could ever imagine, we are the most comfortable generation ever. Physically, materially. But can you say, are you the most peaceful generation? Joyful? Loving? No. Or can you even say you're the most intelligent generation? That'll be a wrong thing to say. Anybody who claims he's intelligent, amounts to foolishness, isn't it? Because the significance of intelligence is, it shows you how many loopholes are there in your intelligence. This means we have to engineer ourselves to fit in such a way. See a well-engineered machine means, least amount of friction, isn't it so? Yes? A well-engineered machine means what? Least amount of friction. Heavy friction means badly engineered, isn't it? Isn't that the understanding? So the fundamentals of yoga is this. The fundamentals of yoga is in the geometry of physical existence. If you understand the geometry of what this human mechanism is, the body is, the psychological structure is, the chemical processes are, the energy structures are, if you understand the geometry of this and become capable of observing the cosmic geometry. If these two things are well aligned, suddenly your life hits off like a magic. Your life is no more a miserable drag but it's magical simply because you have gotten the right geometry of things. Anything that is geometrically perfect will function absolutely smoothly and for a very long time. This is something that you must do to yourself when you're young. It doesn't matter what you want to do in your life. One thing must happen, your body and your brain should not come in your way. They must work for you. Yes or no? Hello?

June 10, 2021

3:43

How does one feel just before dying?

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

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

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

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

June 9, 2021

3:55

Can I be on a spiritual path while living in the society?

Transcript: So we are always weaving philosophies as to how to cripple ourselves. Because a whole lot of people understand. They think spirituality is a certain kind of disability. Yes? Because if you say I'm spiritual, the first thing they'll ask you is what are all the things you don't do? Or cannot do? Spiritual process, if it's a disability, we must banish it isn't it? If spiritual process is a disability,...

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... we must ban it in this country or no? If it's an empowerment, then everybody must have it. If it's a disability, we must get rid of it. But unfortunately, it's been seen as a disability for a long time. To such an extent, all kinds of things. You know a few months ago, I was in Chennai. There was an important event and traffic in every city in India is becoming undrivable, you can't plan in how many minutes or hours you can reach from one place to another. There's no sense to it. It can go anyway. You may land up there in 15 minutes or you may take two hours. So I find I'm running out of time, I'm stuck in the road. Then I'll do some forceful driving. It's the way to drive in this country, okay? Forcefully. And this is in some hotel so I have somebody clear the security gate of the hotel and I drive in nearly 80-100 kilometers per hour into the portigo, stop and I get out of the car and I run in because I have a reputation that in the last 35 years, I have not been late to a single event in my life. So I don't want to break it today so I run in. Then after the event, this journalist comes and says, I saw you coming into the hotel, how you came. In ancient times yogis used to walk. You drive your own car. And I said, you idiot, in ancient times everybody was walking. Not just the yogi. Everyone was walking. You think others were driving cars? Everybody was walking, yogi also was walking. So we have these ideas that if you're spiritual, you must be incapable of living in this world. You must just talk about that la la land that you have not seen. Spirituality or spiritual process is the highest level of empowerment that a human being can have.

Transcript: So we are always weaving philosophies as to how to cripple ourselves. Because a whole lot of people understand....

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... They think spirituality is a certain kind of disability. Yes? Because if you say I'm spiritual, the first thing they'll ask you is what are all the things you don't do? Or cannot do? Spiritual process, if it's a disability, we must banish it isn't it? If spiritual process is a disability, we must ban it in this country or no? If it's an empowerment, then everybody must have it. If it's a disability, we must get rid of it. But unfortunately, it's been seen as a disability for a long time. To such an extent, all kinds of things. You know a few months ago, I was in Chennai. There was an important event and traffic in every city in India is becoming undrivable, you can't plan in how many minutes or hours you can reach from one place to another. There's no sense to it. It can go anyway. You may land up there in 15 minutes or you may take two hours. So I find I'm running out of time, I'm stuck in the road. Then I'll do some forceful driving. It's the way to drive in this country, okay? Forcefully. And this is in some hotel so I have somebody clear the security gate of the hotel and I drive in nearly 80-100 kilometers per hour into the portigo, stop and I get out of the car and I run in because I have a reputation that in the last 35 years, I have not been late to a single event in my life. So I don't want to break it today so I run in. Then after the event, this journalist comes and says, I saw you coming into the hotel, how you came. In ancient times yogis used to walk. You drive your own car. And I said, you idiot, in ancient times everybody was walking. Not just the yogi. Everyone was walking. You think others were driving cars? Everybody was walking, yogi also was walking. So we have these ideas that if you're spiritual, you must be incapable of living in this world. You must just talk about that la la land that you have not seen. Spirituality or spiritual process is the highest level of empowerment that a human being can have.

June 8, 2021

3:19

Do we really need to control our mind?

Transcript: This has happened because people have become capable of suffering something that happened 10 years ago. Yes? You can suffer something that happened 10 years ago and you can suffer what may happen day after tomorrow. Already. So you are not suffering life, you're just suffering your memory and imagination because it's gone berserk. Because you did not take charge of it. Or in other words, the greatest...

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... faculty of what makes us human has become the problem. The best thing we have here for ourselves, as human beings, is this cerebral capability. Otherwise, as a body, you are nothing much, you're really nothing much compared to a tiger, or an elephant, or so many other creatures. Yes or no? As a physical body you are nothing much compared to many creatures, isn't it so? But because we got this, we can remember our experience of life, from that we can create an imagination, from that we can create or manage to plan and manifest what we want in our lives. Now such a great faculty has become a problem for a lot of people. Because the only thing, the only and only thing, that they are suffering is life is not happening the way I think it should happen. Is there any other suffering? Is there any other suffering for a human being? It's not happening the way I think it should happen, that's all there is isn't it? Nobody has to tell you, be in the moment, because you cannot be anywhere else. Yes? You just cannot be anywhere else. Can you be? If you live, you live in this moment. If you die, you die in this moment isn't it so? So there is no danger that you may slip away from this moment. That I have to teach you, please be in this moment, don't go away. There is no way to go. There is no way to go. Try. No, no mentally I'm going. Mentally you're not going anywhere. Mentally you can create images of anything. Your mind is a drawing board on which you can write anything. You're in Pune, you can write Mumbai in your mind. Should I take away this capability from you? Should I take away? This is the most beautiful aspect of being human, isn't it? That we can be here but we can imagine that, that, and that, and even things that we have not seen. Yes or no?

Transcript: This has happened because people have become capable of suffering something that happened 10 years ago....

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... Yes? You can suffer something that happened 10 years ago and you can suffer what may happen day after tomorrow. Already. So you are not suffering life, you're just suffering your memory and imagination because it's gone berserk. Because you did not take charge of it. Or in other words, the greatest faculty of what makes us human has become the problem. The best thing we have here for ourselves, as human beings, is this cerebral capability. Otherwise, as a body, you are nothing much, you're really nothing much compared to a tiger, or an elephant, or so many other creatures. Yes or no? As a physical body you are nothing much compared to many creatures, isn't it so? But because we got this, we can remember our experience of life, from that we can create an imagination, from that we can create or manage to plan and manifest what we want in our lives. Now such a great faculty has become a problem for a lot of people. Because the only thing, the only and only thing, that they are suffering is life is not happening the way I think it should happen. Is there any other suffering? Is there any other suffering for a human being? It's not happening the way I think it should happen, that's all there is isn't it? Nobody has to tell you, be in the moment, because you cannot be anywhere else. Yes? You just cannot be anywhere else. Can you be? If you live, you live in this moment. If you die, you die in this moment isn't it so? So there is no danger that you may slip away from this moment. That I have to teach you, please be in this moment, don't go away. There is no way to go. There is no way to go. Try. No, no mentally I'm going. Mentally you're not going anywhere. Mentally you can create images of anything. Your mind is a drawing board on which you can write anything. You're in Pune, you can write Mumbai in your mind. Should I take away this capability from you? Should I take away? This is the most beautiful aspect of being human, isn't it? That we can be here but we can imagine that, that, and that, and even things that we have not seen. Yes or no?

June 7, 2021

3:24

Did you notice this today?

Transcript: Today morning sun came up on time. Hello? Now you're looking, okay so what? You're not understanding what I'm saying.You know this happened a little while ago. I was in the United States and we were to fly a helicopter. It was a nice day, weather-wise. So we decided to take off the doors of the helicopter and fly an open helicopter because the weather was good. Every aviator knows that for every...

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... thousand kilometers, I mean thousand meters that you rise, what is the temperature drop and what are the situations to expect. This is something that everybody knows. So based on that we took off. But after some time we hit a cold front. A cloud cover came and it became very, very cold. So cold that you couldn't really hold the controls properly. So we decided we'll come down. We were coming down, and just a casual discussion, okay tomorrow if sun doesn't come up, what will happen? So we're making a guess, maybe in six months this will happen, in three months that will happen, these kind of wild guesses. After I came down, I did a bit of research. And I found, if the sun disappears right now, in 18 hours time almost everything that you know as life will be gone. Except a few microbial life which is deep down in the earth, except that, almost everything that you know as life, human, animal, plant life will be totally gone. In 18 hours time. So I just now gave you a very great news but you just ignored and just stared at me. I said sun came up on time, you thought, okay what about it? I'm telling you again, sun came up on time. I want to hear appropriate noises. See. And planets are going around the sun perfectly well today. Planet is spinning on time. Everything in the universe is going perfectly well today. Entire cosmos, not a single accident. But one nasty little thought is crawling in your head and it's a bad day. Yes? Just one silly thought is going on in your head and it's a bad day. Everything is perfect in the cosmos. So what this means is your psychological reality has become larger than the existential reality. What's happening in your head has become bigger than the cosmos. This is a loss of perspective.

Transcript: Today morning sun came up on time. Hello? Now you're looking, okay so what? You're not understanding...

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... what I'm saying.You know this happened a little while ago. I was in the United States and we were to fly a helicopter. It was a nice day, weather-wise. So we decided to take off the doors of the helicopter and fly an open helicopter because the weather was good. Every aviator knows that for every thousand kilometers, I mean thousand meters that you rise, what is the temperature drop and what are the situations to expect. This is something that everybody knows. So based on that we took off. But after some time we hit a cold front. A cloud cover came and it became very, very cold. So cold that you couldn't really hold the controls properly. So we decided we'll come down. We were coming down, and just a casual discussion, okay tomorrow if sun doesn't come up, what will happen? So we're making a guess, maybe in six months this will happen, in three months that will happen, these kind of wild guesses. After I came down, I did a bit of research. And I found, if the sun disappears right now, in 18 hours time almost everything that you know as life will be gone. Except a few microbial life which is deep down in the earth, except that, almost everything that you know as life, human, animal, plant life will be totally gone. In 18 hours time. So I just now gave you a very great news but you just ignored and just stared at me. I said sun came up on time, you thought, okay what about it? I'm telling you again, sun came up on time. I want to hear appropriate noises. See. And planets are going around the sun perfectly well today. Planet is spinning on time. Everything in the universe is going perfectly well today. Entire cosmos, not a single accident. But one nasty little thought is crawling in your head and it's a bad day. Yes? Just one silly thought is going on in your head and it's a bad day. Everything is perfect in the cosmos. So what this means is your psychological reality has become larger than the existential reality. What's happening in your head has become bigger than the cosmos. This is a loss of perspective.

June 6, 2021

3:38

How to live in the moment?

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

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

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

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

June 5, 2021

3:38

How to minimize the negative impact of living in a city?

Transcript: Wherever you may be, whether you're in Mumbai or New York or London, wherever. Just look at the situation in which you're working. Maybe socially you've got used to those things. But look at the kind of atmosphere you're working in, the number of things that are happening. None of them are conducive for this life. You might have gotten adjusted to it. Maybe now you can't live out of those cities, that's...

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... another matter. But, the life that you are is not seeking that kind of atmosphere. So the number of variations that are happening within you, are not in your favour. Glandular disfunction is just one manifestation. A very highly calibrated function. Another dimension is, what's the disturbance that's happening within you? Your own psychological patterns. Another dimension of disturbance is, what kind of food is getting into you? There is no way you can eat anything today, which is not chemically infested. You're eating very organic food, little organic chemicals they're using. It's come to that place. It's very difficult to eat something that's just grown in the wild forest, you can pluck out something and eat. That's very, very little. Not even a small percentage of people are capable of eating that anymore. It's all from the market place. Well, you can't leave your city and go and live in the jungle. You can't leave the atmospheres and go away. At least you must equip yourself so that those things don't have too much impact on you. It'll anyway have impact, but how much is the question. How much impact? At least within your home, surround yourself with some plants. If there is no space, fill your room. This is going to have some freaky bedrooms. Open up half the roof. Oh but there's another floor above, Sadhguru. Okay, open up the damn walls so that some sunlight comes into you. Yes? Not everything is closed and just one air conditioner is going brrr all the time. This is one thing, the reverberations around you are freaking this body completely. All the time. Particularly when I'm outside the country, particularly in United States. Even in Europe it's a little better. In United States, all the time something is buzzing. Endlessly. When I come here, it's like. Just. Which makes you alive. Everything is buzzing, you're like. Most people are not conscious of it but it's happening to them. The very fact that they're sleeping 8 hours a day is just that. So if this has to happen, you can, I know you may look freaky, even I will think you're freaky. But you can bring some plant-life into the place where you sleep. When you walk, you must always be conscious of the life other than human life. Most people are not even conscious of human beings, so I'm reminding you. You must be conscious of everything that is alive. A tree, a plant, a blade of grass, a grasshopper hopping. And the people that you don't like are passing by.

Transcript: Wherever you may be, whether you're in Mumbai or New York or London, wherever. Just look at the situation...

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... in which you're working. Maybe socially you've got used to those things. But look at the kind of atmosphere you're working in, the number of things that are happening. None of them are conducive for this life. You might have gotten adjusted to it. Maybe now you can't live out of those cities, that's another matter. But, the life that you are is not seeking that kind of atmosphere. So the number of variations that are happening within you, are not in your favour. Glandular disfunction is just one manifestation. A very highly calibrated function. Another dimension is, what's the disturbance that's happening within you? Your own psychological patterns. Another dimension of disturbance is, what kind of food is getting into you? There is no way you can eat anything today, which is not chemically infested. You're eating very organic food, little organic chemicals they're using. It's come to that place. It's very difficult to eat something that's just grown in the wild forest, you can pluck out something and eat. That's very, very little. Not even a small percentage of people are capable of eating that anymore. It's all from the market place. Well, you can't leave your city and go and live in the jungle. You can't leave the atmospheres and go away. At least you must equip yourself so that those things don't have too much impact on you. It'll anyway have impact, but how much is the question. How much impact? At least within your home, surround yourself with some plants. If there is no space, fill your room. This is going to have some freaky bedrooms. Open up half the roof. Oh but there's another floor above, Sadhguru. Okay, open up the damn walls so that some sunlight comes into you. Yes? Not everything is closed and just one air conditioner is going brrr all the time. This is one thing, the reverberations around you are freaking this body completely. All the time. Particularly when I'm outside the country, particularly in United States. Even in Europe it's a little better. In United States, all the time something is buzzing. Endlessly. When I come here, it's like. Just. Which makes you alive. Everything is buzzing, you're like. Most people are not conscious of it but it's happening to them. The very fact that they're sleeping 8 hours a day is just that. So if this has to happen, you can, I know you may look freaky, even I will think you're freaky. But you can bring some plant-life into the place where you sleep. When you walk, you must always be conscious of the life other than human life. Most people are not even conscious of human beings, so I'm reminding you. You must be conscious of everything that is alive. A tree, a plant, a blade of grass, a grasshopper hopping. And the people that you don't like are passing by.

June 4, 2021

3:47

Why are Thyroid problems on the rise?

Transcript: Sadhguru, these days many people are diagnosed with thyroid problems, hyper or hypothyroidism. Even though we are consuming iodized salt, still thyroid problems are occurring. What is the cause of the increase in these problems? Stress related, like diabetes or hypertension? There's pretty, pretty widespread manifestation of thyroid imbalance. See we must understand this. What you're calling as thyroid,...

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... in yoga we don't look at the glands like that. But medically what you're calling as thyroid is that secretion within you which is trying to calibrate your system on a daily basis. It's just calibrating. How much digestion should happen, how much energy should be produced, how much fat should be produced, how much muscle should be built, everything. It's trying to calibrate your physical structure. Your physical structure is very closely related to your psychological structure. Today there is substantial evidence to show you that if you sit here and think of the mountain, your glandular function will happen in a certain way. If you think about a tiger, it will happen another way. You think about an ocean, it will happen another way. You think of a man or a woman, it will happen another way. Just a thought. Nothing. No contact with mountain, no contact with tiger, no contact with man, woman or ocean. Just a thought will fluctuate the glandular function. I'm saying that is how fine the system is that it is trying to calibrate everything to keep you in a good place. The thyroid, it's easily noticeable. The first thing your physiological and psychological parameters get thrown off a bit simply because disturbance. And another dimension is, what's the disturbance that's happening from within you? Your own psychological patterns. Another dimension of disturbance is, what kind of food is getting into you? There is no way you can eat anything today, which is not chemically infested. If you're eating very organic food, little organic chemicals they're using. It's come to that place. It's very difficult to eat something that's just grown in the wild forest, you can pluck out something and eat. That's very, very little not even a small percentage of people are capable of eating that anymore. It's all from the marketplace. One of the main reasons is, human beings are becoming less and less active as technology grows. In a day, on an average, average human being, how much activity, physical activity, they used to perform in the past, previous generations of people and how much physical activity all of us are performing right now is abysmally low. With such a low level of activity, keeping the balance in the system is difficult.

Transcript: Sadhguru, these days many people are diagnosed with thyroid problems, hyper or hypothyroidism. Even though...

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... we are consuming iodized salt, still thyroid problems are occurring. What is the cause of the increase in these problems? Stress related, like diabetes or hypertension? There's pretty, pretty widespread manifestation of thyroid imbalance. See we must understand this. What you're calling as thyroid, in yoga we don't look at the glands like that. But medically what you're calling as thyroid is that secretion within you which is trying to calibrate your system on a daily basis. It's just calibrating. How much digestion should happen, how much energy should be produced, how much fat should be produced, how much muscle should be built, everything. It's trying to calibrate your physical structure. Your physical structure is very closely related to your psychological structure. Today there is substantial evidence to show you that if you sit here and think of the mountain, your glandular function will happen in a certain way. If you think about a tiger, it will happen another way. You think about an ocean, it will happen another way. You think of a man or a woman, it will happen another way. Just a thought. Nothing. No contact with mountain, no contact with tiger, no contact with man, woman or ocean. Just a thought will fluctuate the glandular function. I'm saying that is how fine the system is that it is trying to calibrate everything to keep you in a good place. The thyroid, it's easily noticeable. The first thing your physiological and psychological parameters get thrown off a bit simply because disturbance. And another dimension is, what's the disturbance that's happening from within you? Your own psychological patterns. Another dimension of disturbance is, what kind of food is getting into you? There is no way you can eat anything today, which is not chemically infested. If you're eating very organic food, little organic chemicals they're using. It's come to that place. It's very difficult to eat something that's just grown in the wild forest, you can pluck out something and eat. That's very, very little not even a small percentage of people are capable of eating that anymore. It's all from the marketplace. One of the main reasons is, human beings are becoming less and less active as technology grows. In a day, on an average, average human being, how much activity, physical activity, they used to perform in the past, previous generations of people and how much physical activity all of us are performing right now is abysmally low. With such a low level of activity, keeping the balance in the system is difficult.

June 3, 2021

3:55

A heavenly joke!

Transcript: This happened. It's okay if I tell you a joke? I know it's a serious question, very spiritual. A husband and wife, who are over 70 years of age, were celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary. So they decided they will go through everything just the way it happened on the wedding day. So wedding got over, they went to the church where they got married, they came out of it at the same time, then, as...

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... they did on that day, they went to a romantic Italian movie. Then after that they went for a dinner in a particular restaurant, they had the same kind of food and the same kind of wine and they started driving. Then the wife said, John, what's happened with you? Do you remember 45 years ago, when we were driving, how passionately you kissed me? So he said, okay. Don't laugh, you don't know what is 45 years later. That's a different world, okay? So he tried to kiss her and unfortunately, 45 years later your body is not the same, and the cars are faster, and boom they went into the bridge. So they were at the gates of heaven. Then they got checked in together. And because both of them were golfers, they asked, is there a golf course in heaven? Saint Peter said, yes, the best! The best golf course you would have ever seen. So can we see? He said, fine. They saw, it was an immaculate course. They asked, can we tee of? Is there a tee time? Any time is tea time in heaven. Day or night. But we don't have our clubs. No problem, just for you, fitted for you, golden clubs. So the man teed off splitting the fairway straight and long. The lady walked up to the lady's tee and teed off, again straight. Then they were walking towards the ball for the second shot. Suddenly the husband became depressed, as it usually, many times happens to the husbands. She looked at him and said, John what's the problem? We're in heaven. We're on the best golf course. You had a great shot, I had a great shot. Why are you so depressed? He said, if it was not for your stupid health food, we could have come here long time ago. So this is the nature of human intellect because it gets only one face of everything. It is always thinking everything is a problem.

Transcript: This happened. It's okay if I tell you a joke? I know it's a serious question, very spiritual. A husband...

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... and wife, who are over 70 years of age, were celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary. So they decided they will go through everything just the way it happened on the wedding day. So wedding got over, they went to the church where they got married, they came out of it at the same time, then, as they did on that day, they went to a romantic Italian movie. Then after that they went for a dinner in a particular restaurant, they had the same kind of food and the same kind of wine and they started driving. Then the wife said, John, what's happened with you? Do you remember 45 years ago, when we were driving, how passionately you kissed me? So he said, okay. Don't laugh, you don't know what is 45 years later. That's a different world, okay? So he tried to kiss her and unfortunately, 45 years later your body is not the same, and the cars are faster, and boom they went into the bridge. So they were at the gates of heaven. Then they got checked in together. And because both of them were golfers, they asked, is there a golf course in heaven? Saint Peter said, yes, the best! The best golf course you would have ever seen. So can we see? He said, fine. They saw, it was an immaculate course. They asked, can we tee of? Is there a tee time? Any time is tea time in heaven. Day or night. But we don't have our clubs. No problem, just for you, fitted for you, golden clubs. So the man teed off splitting the fairway straight and long. The lady walked up to the lady's tee and teed off, again straight. Then they were walking towards the ball for the second shot. Suddenly the husband became depressed, as it usually, many times happens to the husbands. She looked at him and said, John what's the problem? We're in heaven. We're on the best golf course. You had a great shot, I had a great shot. Why are you so depressed? He said, if it was not for your stupid health food, we could have come here long time ago. So this is the nature of human intellect because it gets only one face of everything. It is always thinking everything is a problem.

June 2, 2021

3:29

How can I dissolve myself into you?

Transcript: Q: I read this in your book. So how can we dissolve ourselves into you? Sadhguru: I am not sulfuric acid. Let's understand this. What is dissolution? I don't know how you got this, that's not what has been said anywhere. It's a little off but let me correct that. See whether people are conscious of it or not conscious of it, every human being, knowingly or unknowingly,...

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... is seeking solutions to wherever they are. Isn't it so? Or in other words, the nature of human intelligence is such, that wherever you are there is a problem. So this is the nature of human intellect because it gets only one face of everything. It is always thinking everything is a problem. When you don't have a problem, you're dissolved. Please say this because you are not a problem, you're a possibility. So dissolution does not mean destruction. Dissolution means you broke the boundaries of your individuality because your individual existence is a myth that you have created. You are very much individual. You don't like the person who's sitting next to you right now, so don't breathe the air that they are breathing. Do one thing just close your nose like this, hold it like this for two minutes, you know that without communication you won't last for a moment. This is not just with respiration, this is with every particle in this body. Without being in communication with the entire existence, this cannot exist for a moment. So dissolution is not something that you have to do. If you drop the conclusions that you have made about yourself, this is already dissolved. Modern physics is telling you this, isn't it? You are already dissolve, you don't have to dissolve. It is just that you have a fancy idea in your head. To get that idea out is the spiritual process. Spiritual process is not a real process. Spiritual process is just helping you to distance yourself from your physiological and psychological process so that you see life just the way it is.

Transcript: Q: I read this in your book. So how can we dissolve ourselves into you? Sadhguru:...

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... I am not sulfuric acid. Let's understand this. What is dissolution? I don't know how you got this, that's not what has been said anywhere. It's a little off but let me correct that. See whether people are conscious of it or not conscious of it, every human being, knowingly or unknowingly, is seeking solutions to wherever they are. Isn't it so? Or in other words, the nature of human intelligence is such, that wherever you are there is a problem. So this is the nature of human intellect because it gets only one face of everything. It is always thinking everything is a problem. When you don't have a problem, you're dissolved. Please say this because you are not a problem, you're a possibility. So dissolution does not mean destruction. Dissolution means you broke the boundaries of your individuality because your individual existence is a myth that you have created. You are very much individual. You don't like the person who's sitting next to you right now, so don't breathe the air that they are breathing. Do one thing just close your nose like this, hold it like this for two minutes, you know that without communication you won't last for a moment. This is not just with respiration, this is with every particle in this body. Without being in communication with the entire existence, this cannot exist for a moment. So dissolution is not something that you have to do. If you drop the conclusions that you have made about yourself, this is already dissolved. Modern physics is telling you this, isn't it? You are already dissolve, you don't have to dissolve. It is just that you have a fancy idea in your head. To get that idea out is the spiritual process. Spiritual process is not a real process. Spiritual process is just helping you to distance yourself from your physiological and psychological process so that you see life just the way it is.

June 1, 2021

2:51

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

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

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

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

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

May 30, 2021

3:29

Why does Sadhguru wear a turban?

Transcript: If somebody reaches a state where his energies are really bursting out of his head, if you activate the two chakras which are above the physical body, if those two chakras become active in someone, then we will not shave. In fact, we would like to grow it and tie it up just above that so that it is protected and nurtured. If you don't have enough hair, we will use cloth. You think I'm bandaged or something?...

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... Just in my leg, but. So if there is not enough hair, then you have to use something else. But you will need that, otherwise there will be. Once the two chakras above the physical body are on, it's a phenomenal possibility but it also makes your physical body little fragile. It tends to draw more than it should and this is the reason a lot of yogis die before they're 35. Because once they attain to a certain level of energy, if they don't know all the different aspects of the body, if they do not understand the mechanics of how the human system functions, if you do not understand all the tricks of the creator. In how many ways he's made this so complex and sophisticated. Because sophistication is not just to make it complicated. Sophistication means there are more possibilities than simplistic machine. This is a highly sophisticated machine. So once the energies have topped off, then it needs to be protected. If you have thick long hair, that could be made use of, it's a natural garment. If you don't have or if you're afraid you will lose your hair, then you dreadlock it. You know the dreadlocks? You've seen in saadhu, sanyasis it can be done. I won't tell you how because if you start going around with dreadlocks, that will not be good. There is a way to get your hair into a dreadlock. So you do that. Or, if you don't have that much hair, then you use something else. Garment or a cloth comes in handy.

Transcript: If somebody reaches a state where his energies are really bursting out of his head, if you activate the...

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... two chakras which are above the physical body, if those two chakras become active in someone, then we will not shave. In fact, we would like to grow it and tie it up just above that so that it is protected and nurtured. If you don't have enough hair, we will use cloth. You think I'm bandaged or something? Just in my leg, but. So if there is not enough hair, then you have to use something else. But you will need that, otherwise there will be. Once the two chakras above the physical body are on, it's a phenomenal possibility but it also makes your physical body little fragile. It tends to draw more than it should and this is the reason a lot of yogis die before they're 35. Because once they attain to a certain level of energy, if they don't know all the different aspects of the body, if they do not understand the mechanics of how the human system functions, if you do not understand all the tricks of the creator. In how many ways he's made this so complex and sophisticated. Because sophistication is not just to make it complicated. Sophistication means there are more possibilities than simplistic machine. This is a highly sophisticated machine. So once the energies have topped off, then it needs to be protected. If you have thick long hair, that could be made use of, it's a natural garment. If you don't have or if you're afraid you will lose your hair, then you dreadlock it. You know the dreadlocks? You've seen in saadhu, sanyasis it can be done. I won't tell you how because if you start going around with dreadlocks, that will not be good. There is a way to get your hair into a dreadlock. So you do that. Or, if you don't have that much hair, then you use something else. Garment or a cloth comes in handy.

May 30, 2021

3:16

The benefits and dangers of shaving your head

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

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

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

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

May 29, 2021

3:24

Who keeps the accounts of karma – where are they kept?

Transcript: So karma is not about punishment and reward. Karma is not a book written somewhere, some ledger that somebody is looking at and punishing you or rewarding you. This gift culture from heaven must go because for all the things that you do very easily, you can pass this off as god's will. Many terrible things men have done, have always been passed off as divine will, all right? So it's very important...

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... that we move people from religious beliefs to a responsible existence here because this is a brief life. If we want to make something out of this, this must be our making. This is our karma. This is what karma means. Karma means, when I say my life is my karma, it means that my life is my making. If I am doing well, it's me. If I'm not doing well, it's me. If I have a fantastic experience here, it's me. If I have a miserable experience, it's me. This much straightness of life everybody must get, that you're straight enough to admit that both your success and failure, your joy and misery, especially the inner things of joy and misery, peacefulness and turmoil, these things are 100% your making. This is what karma means. Karma is not a ledger up there. This body, this mind, this energy, is our ledger. Here it is and it plays out in so many ways. Internally, in terms of human experience, how joyful you are, how peaceful you are, how loving you are, how wonderful is your experience of life, this is entirely your karma. Because the pleasantness of the body, the pleasantness of the mind, the pleasantness of our life energies and our emotions, are 100% in our hands. Human experience happens from within. That means it's entirely our karma. We can make it the way we want. If we make our human experience very pleasant on all these four levels, in body we're healthy and exuberant, in mind we are peaceful and joyful, in emotion we are loving and compassionate, in our life energies we are blissful and edging on ecstasy. Now outside situations will not determine the nature of our experience. Outside situations, we can strive to improve, we can try strive to change. But as I said, in the outside situation there are many pieces, all those pieces don't belong to us. We also are one piece depending upon one skill, intelligence, capability and willingness to strive. That piece can be enhanced but it is never 100% yours or mine, the outside situation. It is also the times in which we exist which determines what kind of situations we are in. But human experience is entirely our karma and we must take charge of that first. If we take charge of this, our ability to create external situations also the way we want it, is greatly, greatly enhanced.

Transcript: So karma is not about punishment and reward. Karma is not a book written somewhere, some ledger that...

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... somebody is looking at and punishing you or rewarding you. This gift culture from heaven must go because for all the things that you do very easily, you can pass this off as god's will. Many terrible things men have done, have always been passed off as divine will, all right? So it's very important that we move people from religious beliefs to a responsible existence here because this is a brief life. If we want to make something out of this, this must be our making. This is our karma. This is what karma means. Karma means, when I say my life is my karma, it means that my life is my making. If I am doing well, it's me. If I'm not doing well, it's me. If I have a fantastic experience here, it's me. If I have a miserable experience, it's me. This much straightness of life everybody must get, that you're straight enough to admit that both your success and failure, your joy and misery, especially the inner things of joy and misery, peacefulness and turmoil, these things are 100% your making. This is what karma means. Karma is not a ledger up there. This body, this mind, this energy, is our ledger. Here it is and it plays out in so many ways. Internally, in terms of human experience, how joyful you are, how peaceful you are, how loving you are, how wonderful is your experience of life, this is entirely your karma. Because the pleasantness of the body, the pleasantness of the mind, the pleasantness of our life energies and our emotions, are 100% in our hands. Human experience happens from within. That means it's entirely our karma. We can make it the way we want. If we make our human experience very pleasant on all these four levels, in body we're healthy and exuberant, in mind we are peaceful and joyful, in emotion we are loving and compassionate, in our life energies we are blissful and edging on ecstasy. Now outside situations will not determine the nature of our experience. Outside situations, we can strive to improve, we can try strive to change. But as I said, in the outside situation there are many pieces, all those pieces don't belong to us. We also are one piece depending upon one skill, intelligence, capability and willingness to strive. That piece can be enhanced but it is never 100% yours or mine, the outside situation. It is also the times in which we exist which determines what kind of situations we are in. But human experience is entirely our karma and we must take charge of that first. If we take charge of this, our ability to create external situations also the way we want it, is greatly, greatly enhanced.

May 28, 2021

3:37

How does synchronicity happen in people who are close to each other?

Transcript: If there are two people close to each other, let's say there are two people who love each other. Now, it may so happen, at a given moment if one person is thinking of a certain thought the other person is also thinking of the same thought. See one person is picking a number which is three, the other person is also picking number three because certain cohesiveness can easily happen with life. Not only...

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... with human beings, it can even happen with other creatures. It can happen with trees, it can happen with other animals. Among trees and animals also this is very much there, much more than human beings. It is very little among human beings because there is too much of intellectual thought in the human being. In the other animals, there is not so much thought so their synchronicity is way better than that of human beings. Because they experience life chemically, or by smell. So because of that there is a much more cohesive synchronicity among other creatures. For example, if a group of wild elephants come and start grazing on a particular species of trees. Within 20 minutes, all the other trees in that region belonging to that species, their leaf will go bitter and they'll turn mildly poisonous. Because they've communicated, we're being eaten up, you do something. They will all turn bitter. The elephants know about it. So because the elephants know about it, they will graze quickly in one place and then they will not even bother to graze the next tree and the next tree because they know they would have turned bitter and they will go far away and again start eating. So, even among trees, there is such synchronicity. If human beings hit a pitch among themselves, good for them. But don't give too much significance to it because then you will start imagining a whole lot of things, which are unnecessary. But is their synchronicity with life? Of course. Otherwise so many things wouldn't happen. There are lots of studies which clearly show this. And in the yogic system we call this Samskriti. What Samskriti means is, there is something called as, you know, learning because of the atmosphere. You're not being actually taught anything. Just because a certain family has certain skills, even the children born in that family just, almost like they're born with those skills, they just adapt. It is just in the air somewhere, the skill. They just pick it up. They have made studies of various people and animals, mice. They have noticed that this is possible that learning can just happen out of contact. So there is synchronicity with life otherwise life would not exist. But it should not be overdone in our minds, that's all.

Transcript: If there are two people close to each other, let's say there are two people who love each other. Now,...

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... it may so happen, at a given moment if one person is thinking of a certain thought the other person is also thinking of the same thought. See one person is picking a number which is three, the other person is also picking number three because certain cohesiveness can easily happen with life. Not only with human beings, it can even happen with other creatures. It can happen with trees, it can happen with other animals. Among trees and animals also this is very much there, much more than human beings. It is very little among human beings because there is too much of intellectual thought in the human being. In the other animals, there is not so much thought so their synchronicity is way better than that of human beings. Because they experience life chemically, or by smell. So because of that there is a much more cohesive synchronicity among other creatures. For example, if a group of wild elephants come and start grazing on a particular species of trees. Within 20 minutes, all the other trees in that region belonging to that species, their leaf will go bitter and they'll turn mildly poisonous. Because they've communicated, we're being eaten up, you do something. They will all turn bitter. The elephants know about it. So because the elephants know about it, they will graze quickly in one place and then they will not even bother to graze the next tree and the next tree because they know they would have turned bitter and they will go far away and again start eating. So, even among trees, there is such synchronicity. If human beings hit a pitch among themselves, good for them. But don't give too much significance to it because then you will start imagining a whole lot of things, which are unnecessary. But is their synchronicity with life? Of course. Otherwise so many things wouldn't happen. There are lots of studies which clearly show this. And in the yogic system we call this Samskriti. What Samskriti means is, there is something called as, you know, learning because of the atmosphere. You're not being actually taught anything. Just because a certain family has certain skills, even the children born in that family just, almost like they're born with those skills, they just adapt. It is just in the air somewhere, the skill. They just pick it up. They have made studies of various people and animals, mice. They have noticed that this is possible that learning can just happen out of contact. So there is synchronicity with life otherwise life would not exist. But it should not be overdone in our minds, that's all.

May 27, 2021

3:09

This is the key to knowing the ultimate reality

Transcript: You're living in a certain prison. Let's say, there's a fort around you. Initially, if the wall is big enough, it all seems to be okay. Yes? Let's say this is a 50 acre land, big wall. You lived in this only all the time. You felt quite all right. But then, suddenly you see up and the birds seem to be going beyond 50 acres. The wind seems to be blowing beyond 50 acres. There is something within you...

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... which gets into the madness. People around you pretend to be sane, they all tell you stop that nonsense, just do what you have to do here. Don't have such fancy dreams, you know. Aren't they telling you? The so-called worldly wise people, they're always telling you. But you cannot suppress this. If you suppress this, you will suffer. If it doesn't find expression, you will suffer. But if it seeks expression, you'll suffer even more. A seeker suffers much more than others because now he knows the pain of ignorance. Most people in the world do not know the pain of ignorance. If you do not know the pain of ignorance, you have no real longing within you, isn't it? You are the kind, if you eat a pizza you are happy. I'm not saying you should not enjoy your pizza. It's just that if you eat a pizza, you think life is fulfilled. Now you still don't know the pain of ignorance. You think by eating, sleeping, or indulging in this pleasure or that pleasure, life is complete. You still do not know the pain of ignorance. The pain of ignorance should tear you apart. Then the longing to know becomes intense. If the longing to know becomes intense, it is just one moment. The reason why it seems to be so far away is simply because the necessary longing has not come. It is just off and on longing. Accordingly, off and on experience. If the longing becomes so intense that, till I know I cannot sleep, I cannot eat, I cannot breathe. If it becomes like that, just in one moment you will know. Because what you are seeking is not sitting on the mountain or floating on the clouds. It is within you. You know Jesus told you, though he did his initial marketing about taking you to kingdom of god, the moment enough people gathered, he turned around and said kingdom of god is within you. If kingdom of god is somewhere, I don't care to go there, it's okay. If it's within you and you missed it, that's tragedy, isn't it? Isn't it so? If it is somewhere up in the heaven, I don't want to go there, I'm happy in Ohio. That's different. But if it's within you and you missed it, that's true tragedy isn't it? Right now that's the tragedy. It's right here and people are missing it.

Transcript: You're living in a certain prison. Let's say, there's a fort around you. Initially, if the wall is big...

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... enough, it all seems to be okay. Yes? Let's say this is a 50 acre land, big wall. You lived in this only all the time. You felt quite all right. But then, suddenly you see up and the birds seem to be going beyond 50 acres. The wind seems to be blowing beyond 50 acres. There is something within you which gets into the madness. People around you pretend to be sane, they all tell you stop that nonsense, just do what you have to do here. Don't have such fancy dreams, you know. Aren't they telling you? The so-called worldly wise people, they're always telling you. But you cannot suppress this. If you suppress this, you will suffer. If it doesn't find expression, you will suffer. But if it seeks expression, you'll suffer even more. A seeker suffers much more than others because now he knows the pain of ignorance. Most people in the world do not know the pain of ignorance. If you do not know the pain of ignorance, you have no real longing within you, isn't it? You are the kind, if you eat a pizza you are happy. I'm not saying you should not enjoy your pizza. It's just that if you eat a pizza, you think life is fulfilled. Now you still don't know the pain of ignorance. You think by eating, sleeping, or indulging in this pleasure or that pleasure, life is complete. You still do not know the pain of ignorance. The pain of ignorance should tear you apart. Then the longing to know becomes intense. If the longing to know becomes intense, it is just one moment. The reason why it seems to be so far away is simply because the necessary longing has not come. It is just off and on longing. Accordingly, off and on experience. If the longing becomes so intense that, till I know I cannot sleep, I cannot eat, I cannot breathe. If it becomes like that, just in one moment you will know. Because what you are seeking is not sitting on the mountain or floating on the clouds. It is within you. You know Jesus told you, though he did his initial marketing about taking you to kingdom of god, the moment enough people gathered, he turned around and said kingdom of god is within you. If kingdom of god is somewhere, I don't care to go there, it's okay. If it's within you and you missed it, that's tragedy, isn't it? Isn't it so? If it is somewhere up in the heaven, I don't want to go there, I'm happy in Ohio. That's different. But if it's within you and you missed it, that's true tragedy isn't it? Right now that's the tragedy. It's right here and people are missing it.

May 26, 2021

3:35

Can I have two Gurus?

Transcript: This question is from Richa. Can a disciple have two masters? In case one is initiated by two spiritual masters, is it advised to stick to one way and one master? Or practice what is taught by both of them? If I follow one master, then does it mean that I am being disrespectful to the other one, who chose to initiate me on the path? Well, being with a guru or a spiritual master is not a question of...

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... loyalty. But it's a question of integrity. What is the difference between loyalty and integrity? Loyalty is coming from certain emotions that you have. Integrity means that you are dedicated to the purpose for which you are there. Any place. You are in some place, what is the purpose of that place? You are absolutely dedicated to that, you will not do something else there. Loyalty is a different thing. Loyalty is not needed in this affair. So, whoever you are, if you are here and you've gone somewhere and you're struggling, please don't struggle, just dump me. And wherever you are, just do that. Because the very fact you've gone somewhere is in some way, for whatever reason, it did not work here. So you go on somewhere. At least there you do well, as long as you grow. What's my problem? Or if you were somewhere and now you're here and you're struggling here, dump the nonsense that you carried from elsewhere and do what you require to do here. Because this is like, you know, coconut gardens and mango gardens. You don't go into a coconut grove, take one of these trees and plant it on top of the mountain. It won't last for a month. That's not where it works. It can only work here. Nor will you take a mango tree and plant it in a desert. Not going to work. So the very fact you move from one place to other, either by your own choice, or some other compulsion, or maybe that master is dead, or I'm dead, when it happens. Well once you find the need to go somewhere, give yourself absolutely there, wherever that is. Because you can't be in this place and dig in that place, it doesn't work like that. Does it mean you're disrespectful to somebody? No.

Transcript: This question is from Richa. Can a disciple have two masters? In case one is initiated by two spiritual...

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... masters, is it advised to stick to one way and one master? Or practice what is taught by both of them? If I follow one master, then does it mean that I am being disrespectful to the other one, who chose to initiate me on the path? Well, being with a guru or a spiritual master is not a question of loyalty. But it's a question of integrity. What is the difference between loyalty and integrity? Loyalty is coming from certain emotions that you have. Integrity means that you are dedicated to the purpose for which you are there. Any place. You are in some place, what is the purpose of that place? You are absolutely dedicated to that, you will not do something else there. Loyalty is a different thing. Loyalty is not needed in this affair. So, whoever you are, if you are here and you've gone somewhere and you're struggling, please don't struggle, just dump me. And wherever you are, just do that. Because the very fact you've gone somewhere is in some way, for whatever reason, it did not work here. So you go on somewhere. At least there you do well, as long as you grow. What's my problem? Or if you were somewhere and now you're here and you're struggling here, dump the nonsense that you carried from elsewhere and do what you require to do here. Because this is like, you know, coconut gardens and mango gardens. You don't go into a coconut grove, take one of these trees and plant it on top of the mountain. It won't last for a month. That's not where it works. It can only work here. Nor will you take a mango tree and plant it in a desert. Not going to work. So the very fact you move from one place to other, either by your own choice, or some other compulsion, or maybe that master is dead, or I'm dead, when it happens. Well once you find the need to go somewhere, give yourself absolutely there, wherever that is. Because you can't be in this place and dig in that place, it doesn't work like that. Does it mean you're disrespectful to somebody? No.

May 25, 2021

3:28

Did you know – Your mind records everything – even in sleep

Transcript: See, you may be sleeping. There are many experiments like this, I won't go into the detail. Even when you're sleeping, you're fast asleep you don't know. I will speak in a language that you do not know, one or ten sentences. Actually we can hypnotize you. After many months or years, we can make you say those sentences in a language that you do not know. You perceive it at a time when you are fast asleep,...

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... it is possible to do that. So I am saying if you walk from this place to that place, there may be 25 different kinds of smells. You may not notice it consciously, only if it's very acute either it is very bad or very good, you may notice it. Otherwise you don't notice it. But, in the sensory system all that is recorded. So without knowing why, without actually mentally or intellectually articulating it, you just don't like to go to certain places. Maybe it's the smell, maybe it's the vision, maybe it's the sounds, maybe it's just the energy there. Whatever it is, your four dimensions of karma - physical, mental, emotional, and energetic karma - is always building an elaborate and spectacular web for you. This web is not to trap you. This web is to make life automatic. So that many things you don't have to think, just like that you can do it because it's in your karmic memory. But unfortunately, because people are getting so identified with many things that they do and they start choosing what is good and what is bad. The moment you say this is good, you will develop certain affinity for it. The moment you say this is bad, you will develop certain aversion for it. Both in affinity and aversion, you will get stuck. Now you built an elaborate web but you got stuck in your own web, this is the fate of karma for most people. Karma is the most dynamic way to exist. It simply, literally means you are the maker of your life. For you to be the maker of your life, without your neurological system functioning to your commands, you will never be the maker of your life. You will always be an accidental life. So if you move away from being an accidental life, the people who are experiencing unnecessary levels of anxiety and fear and things on a daily basis. A whole lot of medical professionals are going about saying, these are normal things, you're anxious it's normal. Even I am also anxious. This is not the way to make a human being. A human being is capable of being above this. We are considered as human beings. We did not use the word being for any other creature. We don't call an elephant an elephant being, a tiger a tiger being, an ant an ant being or something like this. We only called humans as beings because you are capable of being. That means, you are capable of conscious existence. That means you are capable of using every faculty that you have the way you want, not in reaction to what happens around you, but by conscious response.

Transcript: See, you may be sleeping. There are many experiments like this, I won't go into the detail. Even when...

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... you're sleeping, you're fast asleep you don't know. I will speak in a language that you do not know, one or ten sentences. Actually we can hypnotize you. After many months or years, we can make you say those sentences in a language that you do not know. You perceive it at a time when you are fast asleep, it is possible to do that. So I am saying if you walk from this place to that place, there may be 25 different kinds of smells. You may not notice it consciously, only if it's very acute either it is very bad or very good, you may notice it. Otherwise you don't notice it. But, in the sensory system all that is recorded. So without knowing why, without actually mentally or intellectually articulating it, you just don't like to go to certain places. Maybe it's the smell, maybe it's the vision, maybe it's the sounds, maybe it's just the energy there. Whatever it is, your four dimensions of karma - physical, mental, emotional, and energetic karma - is always building an elaborate and spectacular web for you. This web is not to trap you. This web is to make life automatic. So that many things you don't have to think, just like that you can do it because it's in your karmic memory. But unfortunately, because people are getting so identified with many things that they do and they start choosing what is good and what is bad. The moment you say this is good, you will develop certain affinity for it. The moment you say this is bad, you will develop certain aversion for it. Both in affinity and aversion, you will get stuck. Now you built an elaborate web but you got stuck in your own web, this is the fate of karma for most people. Karma is the most dynamic way to exist. It simply, literally means you are the maker of your life. For you to be the maker of your life, without your neurological system functioning to your commands, you will never be the maker of your life. You will always be an accidental life. So if you move away from being an accidental life, the people who are experiencing unnecessary levels of anxiety and fear and things on a daily basis. A whole lot of medical professionals are going about saying, these are normal things, you're anxious it's normal. Even I am also anxious. This is not the way to make a human being. A human being is capable of being above this. We are considered as human beings. We did not use the word being for any other creature. We don't call an elephant an elephant being, a tiger a tiger being, an ant an ant being or something like this. We only called humans as beings because you are capable of being. That means, you are capable of conscious existence. That means you are capable of using every faculty that you have the way you want, not in reaction to what happens around you, but by conscious response.

May 24, 2021

3:21

The scientific reason to be a vegetarian

Transcript: Food is not to be made into a philosophy or a kind of a religious process. Food is the requirement of the body. If we watch the body, with what sort of food the body is most happy. Body is most at ease. You will naturally notice vegetarian, or plant-based food, body is most comfortable and is at ease. It is flexible, it is at ease. It has les to process on a daily basis. So naturally, those who observed...

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... the nature of their own bodies, naturally became vegetarian. When survival was a question, hunting and eating whatever you kill was a natural process. But once society has settled down, they could grow what they want. As they observed themselves more and more, and life became not about survival but about enhancing one's life to higher levels of perception and experience, then turning vegetarian will naturally become, it's a natural process. It's bound to happen everywhere. If you just want to be all beefy brawn, then you can eat lot of meat and just grow muscles and fight with each other. But if you're looking at how to become sensitive to life, how to become perceptive, how to be able to perceive things beyond what is considered normal perception, then what you put into the system becomes very important. So what is it that passes through the system with least amount of resistance, with least amount of, you know, struggle in the body. So to put this into perspective, let me put it this way. See if you eat raw meat, for example, in the human system compared to carnivorous animals. In all the carnivorous animals, the length of the elementary canal is only three times the length of its body, approximately. In all the herbivores, the length of the elementary canal is five to six times the length of the body. So in a human being it could be anywhere between 24-28 or 30 feet, which is nearly five to six times the length of our body, approximately. In this kind of elementary canal if you put meat, it will travel through this very, very slowly. Approximately, raw meat would take 70-72 hours to pass through the system. If you put cooked meat, it will take 50-52 hours to pass through the system. If you put cooked vegetable meals, it will take anywhere between 24-30 hours to pass through the system. If you put raw vegetables into the system, it will take 12-15 hours to pass through the system. If you put fruit into the system, it will take 1.5-3 hours to pass through the system. So we started recognizing, what is that food which happens in the body with least amount of residue, least amount of impurities and passes through the system very quickly. Because in yoga this is an important thing. We all manage this even now. If we eat anything, within 2.5 hours we must be hungry, or stomach must be empty. But we won't eat. Stomach is empty but we're energetic so we don't eat. So generally, here in the yoga center, everybody does only two meals. One 10 in the morning, 7 in the evening. That's it. I do only one meal most of the days. If I'm traveling, I may do something else a little bit. But otherwise, generally if I'm home, I do only one meal.

Transcript: Food is not to be made into a philosophy or a kind of a religious process. Food is the requirement of...

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... the body. If we watch the body, with what sort of food the body is most happy. Body is most at ease. You will naturally notice vegetarian, or plant-based food, body is most comfortable and is at ease. It is flexible, it is at ease. It has les to process on a daily basis. So naturally, those who observed the nature of their own bodies, naturally became vegetarian. When survival was a question, hunting and eating whatever you kill was a natural process. But once society has settled down, they could grow what they want. As they observed themselves more and more, and life became not about survival but about enhancing one's life to higher levels of perception and experience, then turning vegetarian will naturally become, it's a natural process. It's bound to happen everywhere. If you just want to be all beefy brawn, then you can eat lot of meat and just grow muscles and fight with each other. But if you're looking at how to become sensitive to life, how to become perceptive, how to be able to perceive things beyond what is considered normal perception, then what you put into the system becomes very important. So what is it that passes through the system with least amount of resistance, with least amount of, you know, struggle in the body. So to put this into perspective, let me put it this way. See if you eat raw meat, for example, in the human system compared to carnivorous animals. In all the carnivorous animals, the length of the elementary canal is only three times the length of its body, approximately. In all the herbivores, the length of the elementary canal is five to six times the length of the body. So in a human being it could be anywhere between 24-28 or 30 feet, which is nearly five to six times the length of our body, approximately. In this kind of elementary canal if you put meat, it will travel through this very, very slowly. Approximately, raw meat would take 70-72 hours to pass through the system. If you put cooked meat, it will take 50-52 hours to pass through the system. If you put cooked vegetable meals, it will take anywhere between 24-30 hours to pass through the system. If you put raw vegetables into the system, it will take 12-15 hours to pass through the system. If you put fruit into the system, it will take 1.5-3 hours to pass through the system. So we started recognizing, what is that food which happens in the body with least amount of residue, least amount of impurities and passes through the system very quickly. Because in yoga this is an important thing. We all manage this even now. If we eat anything, within 2.5 hours we must be hungry, or stomach must be empty. But we won't eat. Stomach is empty but we're energetic so we don't eat. So generally, here in the yoga center, everybody does only two meals. One 10 in the morning, 7 in the evening. That's it. I do only one meal most of the days. If I'm traveling, I may do something else a little bit. But otherwise, generally if I'm home, I do only one meal.

May 23, 2021

3:38

Your Karma changes when you turn 21

Transcript: Well, the genetic memory has a certain level of significance till you're 21 years of age. At 21 years of age, something very fundamental changes in the system. That, the genetic memory becomes less dominant. It just starts playing minimal role. Many, many parents are surprised, how the children who are so attached to them just some time ago, suddenly they crossed 21 years of age, suddenly they cannot...

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... relate the same way with their parents simply because their genetic memory becomes at a lower scale of function once 21 years of age is over. This is nature's way of building up a kind of a safety mechanism for our growth because a human child doesn't come like other animals. The other animals, 90% of what they should be is already fixed by their genetics. Only 10% of evolution in their lifetime. That too they can either exploit it or not. But with a human being, only 10% is fixed, 90% is left to individual human being. Because of this, the early stage of development for a human child is much more fragile, needs much more atmosphere, needs much more nurture, because 90% has to be created. Only 10% is already there as a standard. So by 21 years of age, your genetic influence would have come down significantly unless you're very unnaturally attached to your parentage. Either because they have too much wealth, or because they are very dominant, or because you admire them too much. Whatever. Otherwise the genetic influence will come down naturally. So after that the karmic influence is a much bigger influence than the genetic influence. When we say karmic influence, we should not, because there is this wrong perception that karma means, it is only talking about something that comes from elsewhere, elsewhere from another life or whatever. It's not like that. From this morning, from the time you got up to this moment, your body is doing its own physical karma. Mind is doing its mental karma. Emotion is doing its emotional karma. Energy is doing its energetic karma. Every moment, in wakefulness and sleep, it's happening. But let us take into account only the wakefulness. From the moment you got up till now, how much of these four aspects of karma have you performed consciously if you look at it? I don't want to ask you the question, I would normally ask but with you, you are all doctors I won't ask you the question. I will just say this, you please analyze this yourself. Not even 1%. Way below 1% is what you're conscious of. Everything else is happening unconsciously. Or in other words, instead of using the unconscious word which is a kind of a negative word, let's say you're happening automatically. You're happening automatically because of the karmic memory. You have so much memory that you don't have to really think. You don't have to think how to eat. See when the first time, as a child, eating was such a big thing, you know. Especially Indian food, it was falling all over you. But today, very efficiently you eat, but you don't think exactly how to hold the food, what to do because this memory has been built up with your karma. Karma means action. These four dimensions of action are always building things up to make life easier for you, not to entangle you. So it's a web of karma that you create. But when you create a web, you must have a certain, you know, you must have some kind of a solvent that you don't get stuck in it.

Transcript: Well, the genetic memory has a certain level of significance till you're 21 years of age. At 21 years...

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... of age, something very fundamental changes in the system. That, the genetic memory becomes less dominant. It just starts playing minimal role. Many, many parents are surprised, how the children who are so attached to them just some time ago, suddenly they crossed 21 years of age, suddenly they cannot relate the same way with their parents simply because their genetic memory becomes at a lower scale of function once 21 years of age is over. This is nature's way of building up a kind of a safety mechanism for our growth because a human child doesn't come like other animals. The other animals, 90% of what they should be is already fixed by their genetics. Only 10% of evolution in their lifetime. That too they can either exploit it or not. But with a human being, only 10% is fixed, 90% is left to individual human being. Because of this, the early stage of development for a human child is much more fragile, needs much more atmosphere, needs much more nurture, because 90% has to be created. Only 10% is already there as a standard. So by 21 years of age, your genetic influence would have come down significantly unless you're very unnaturally attached to your parentage. Either because they have too much wealth, or because they are very dominant, or because you admire them too much. Whatever. Otherwise the genetic influence will come down naturally. So after that the karmic influence is a much bigger influence than the genetic influence. When we say karmic influence, we should not, because there is this wrong perception that karma means, it is only talking about something that comes from elsewhere, elsewhere from another life or whatever. It's not like that. From this morning, from the time you got up to this moment, your body is doing its own physical karma. Mind is doing its mental karma. Emotion is doing its emotional karma. Energy is doing its energetic karma. Every moment, in wakefulness and sleep, it's happening. But let us take into account only the wakefulness. From the moment you got up till now, how much of these four aspects of karma have you performed consciously if you look at it? I don't want to ask you the question, I would normally ask but with you, you are all doctors I won't ask you the question. I will just say this, you please analyze this yourself. Not even 1%. Way below 1% is what you're conscious of. Everything else is happening unconsciously. Or in other words, instead of using the unconscious word which is a kind of a negative word, let's say you're happening automatically. You're happening automatically because of the karmic memory. You have so much memory that you don't have to really think. You don't have to think how to eat. See when the first time, as a child, eating was such a big thing, you know. Especially Indian food, it was falling all over you. But today, very efficiently you eat, but you don't think exactly how to hold the food, what to do because this memory has been built up with your karma. Karma means action. These four dimensions of action are always building things up to make life easier for you, not to entangle you. So it's a web of karma that you create. But when you create a web, you must have a certain, you know, you must have some kind of a solvent that you don't get stuck in it.

May 22, 2021

3:59

What is the purpose of meditation?

Transcript: So what is meditation? The purpose of, if we have to look at the purpose. If you sit in meditation slowly it will become like this, your body is here, your mind is out there, what is you is somewhere else. Once these three things are happening separately, once there is a space between you and the body, between you and the mind, this is the end of suffering. Once the fear of suffering is taken away,...

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... only then you will keep your instinct of self-preservation down. Otherwise you won't keep it down. As long as the fear of suffering is there, you will not keep the instinct of self-preservation down. The only reason why you are naturally not spiritual is because you have empowered your instinct of self-preservation too much. All the time it is trying to make you like a bubble in the world, separate bubble, not willing to mix with anything. So unless you keep your instinct of self preservation down, you will not become spiritual in any way. You will not know life as one happening, you will always be an individual. Trapped. Have you noticed, even in your general life, when you are very happy you keep your guards down? Isn't it so? When you're unhappy, fully shielded. When you're happy, little down, isn't it? When you're very happy, it's all down. Have you noticed this? So this is the reason why you're willing to be happy only among certain people. Because you don't know how to be just happy and still know where to stop life when it has to be stopped. You are willing to be happy only with five people in your life because you think that is only safe atmosphere where you can be happy because you have always understood happiness as a certain vulnerability. See, just see, you walk on the street and you smile at anybody, they look like this. Why? What's their problem smiling back at you? What are they going to lose? They think if I smile, he may exploit me. How will he exploit you? If he comes to pick your pocket, you can stop him. If he smiles, even a pickpocket smiles at you, why can't you smile at him? What is the problem? Just try today and see. Just go out and smile. People who look like this, they're surprised somebody's making me vulnerable to life. They want to go on the street like rocks. They want to go home and become life. Doesn't work. After some time, you become a rock there also. If you want to be life, you must practice it everywhere isn't it? So meditation gives you that space between you and your body, between you and your mind. Whatever suffering human beings have known, it has either entered them through the body or through the mind. Do you know any other kind of suffering? The only two kinds of suffering, isn't it? Once you have a distance from these two things, this is the end of suffering. Once the fear of suffering is taken away, only then you are willing to venture into other dimensions of life. Otherwise, no matter what I tell you, you're only looking for safety.

Transcript: So what is meditation? The purpose of, if we have to look at the purpose. If you sit in meditation slowly...

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... it will become like this, your body is here, your mind is out there, what is you is somewhere else. Once these three things are happening separately, once there is a space between you and the body, between you and the mind, this is the end of suffering. Once the fear of suffering is taken away, only then you will keep your instinct of self-preservation down. Otherwise you won't keep it down. As long as the fear of suffering is there, you will not keep the instinct of self-preservation down. The only reason why you are naturally not spiritual is because you have empowered your instinct of self-preservation too much. All the time it is trying to make you like a bubble in the world, separate bubble, not willing to mix with anything. So unless you keep your instinct of self preservation down, you will not become spiritual in any way. You will not know life as one happening, you will always be an individual. Trapped. Have you noticed, even in your general life, when you are very happy you keep your guards down? Isn't it so? When you're unhappy, fully shielded. When you're happy, little down, isn't it? When you're very happy, it's all down. Have you noticed this? So this is the reason why you're willing to be happy only among certain people. Because you don't know how to be just happy and still know where to stop life when it has to be stopped. You are willing to be happy only with five people in your life because you think that is only safe atmosphere where you can be happy because you have always understood happiness as a certain vulnerability. See, just see, you walk on the street and you smile at anybody, they look like this. Why? What's their problem smiling back at you? What are they going to lose? They think if I smile, he may exploit me. How will he exploit you? If he comes to pick your pocket, you can stop him. If he smiles, even a pickpocket smiles at you, why can't you smile at him? What is the problem? Just try today and see. Just go out and smile. People who look like this, they're surprised somebody's making me vulnerable to life. They want to go on the street like rocks. They want to go home and become life. Doesn't work. After some time, you become a rock there also. If you want to be life, you must practice it everywhere isn't it? So meditation gives you that space between you and your body, between you and your mind. Whatever suffering human beings have known, it has either entered them through the body or through the mind. Do you know any other kind of suffering? The only two kinds of suffering, isn't it? Once you have a distance from these two things, this is the end of suffering. Once the fear of suffering is taken away, only then you are willing to venture into other dimensions of life. Otherwise, no matter what I tell you, you're only looking for safety.

May 21, 2021

3:43

How to do open eye meditation?

Transcript: Q: You said that sleep means, close your eyes and unaware. And meditation means, okay close your eyes but be aware. Can we do, with regard to this, can we do the meditation with open eye? Sadhguru: Once there was a sufi master. His name was Ibrahim. In Ibrahim's ashram there were many people. One day, two disciples met in his garden, in the garden of the ashram....

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... Both were little frustrated and both of them said, I wish we could smoke. They want to smoke, but they're in an ashram. So then they talked about it for some time and said, why don't we go and ask the master. Can we smoke? They decided to go and ask him separately. Then next evening, one man was again sitting in the same spot frustrated. Another man came smoking. Hey, you're smoking. How can you smoke? Master told me not to smoke. What did you ask him? He said, I asked him, can I smoke when I'm meditating? He said, no. How are you smoking? He said, that's your problem. I asked him, can I meditate when I'm smoking? He said okay. So right now, can I meditate with my eyes open? No. With eyes open, can I be meditative? Yes. But in my meditation, can I open my eyes? No. Okay? In fact the samyama we are talking about, you know we mentioned something about samyama. . The samyama meditations are basically to train you to meditate with eyes open. So that 24 hours, no matter what you're doing, you're constantly meditating, actively. With eyes open, in all the activity that you perform, you can become active meditation. Then it's a different world by itself. So samyama meditations are for that purpose, to train you to open eyes and meditate. But don't attempt shoonya with eyes open. With eyes closed, staying aware, you know how many problems you have. You open your eyes, where all you will go.

Transcript: Q: You said that sleep means, close your eyes and unaware. And meditation means, okay...

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... close your eyes but be aware. Can we do, with regard to this, can we do the meditation with open eye? Sadhguru: Once there was a sufi master. His name was Ibrahim. In Ibrahim's ashram there were many people. One day, two disciples met in his garden, in the garden of the ashram. Both were little frustrated and both of them said, I wish we could smoke. They want to smoke, but they're in an ashram. So then they talked about it for some time and said, why don't we go and ask the master. Can we smoke? They decided to go and ask him separately. Then next evening, one man was again sitting in the same spot frustrated. Another man came smoking. Hey, you're smoking. How can you smoke? Master told me not to smoke. What did you ask him? He said, I asked him, can I smoke when I'm meditating? He said, no. How are you smoking? He said, that's your problem. I asked him, can I meditate when I'm smoking? He said okay. So right now, can I meditate with my eyes open? No. With eyes open, can I be meditative? Yes. But in my meditation, can I open my eyes? No. Okay? In fact the samyama we are talking about, you know we mentioned something about samyama. . The samyama meditations are basically to train you to meditate with eyes open. So that 24 hours, no matter what you're doing, you're constantly meditating, actively. With eyes open, in all the activity that you perform, you can become active meditation. Then it's a different world by itself. So samyama meditations are for that purpose, to train you to open eyes and meditate. But don't attempt shoonya with eyes open. With eyes closed, staying aware, you know how many problems you have. You open your eyes, where all you will go.

May 20, 2021

3:01

What is Yoga? Yoga is not body twisting postures

Transcript: Now what yoga means is, the boundaries that we have drawn with the instrument of body and mind, you consciously obliterate. So that when you sit here, your experience of life is not contained just to the limitations of your body, or your thinking process, or your emotional process. Your ability to experience life as a life, not as a body. Because if you experience this life as a body, this is me, that...

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... is you, there is no way to mix this. If you go as a mind or a thought process, this is me, that is you, no way to mix it up. But if you go as a life, fundamental life process, there is no distinction between this and that. Not just between two human beings, between everything and everything. There is no distinction. So the word yoga means union. That you consciously obliterated the boundaries of your individuality. That is why you know a sense of union. We are anyway in union with the existence. The problem is, it's not in our experience because we are too caught up with our individual experience. What yoga means is, you stretch the boundaries of your sensations. As there is a physical body, there is a sensory body. If your sensory body expands, let us say your sensory body became as large as this hall, then you will experience all these people as a part of yourself. As you experience the five fingers as yourself, you will experience all these people as yourself. Even for a moment, if you experience all these people as a part of yourself, after that do I have to teach you morals, ethics, be good to this person, don't kill this person, don't harm this person. Would you need teachings, I'm asking? This is what yoga means. It is not a teaching, it is not a philosophy, it is not an ideology. It is a technology of obliterating the boundaries of your individuality.

Transcript: Now what yoga means is, the boundaries that we have drawn with the instrument of body and mind, you consciously...

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... obliterate. So that when you sit here, your experience of life is not contained just to the limitations of your body, or your thinking process, or your emotional process. Your ability to experience life as a life, not as a body. Because if you experience this life as a body, this is me, that is you, there is no way to mix this. If you go as a mind or a thought process, this is me, that is you, no way to mix it up. But if you go as a life, fundamental life process, there is no distinction between this and that. Not just between two human beings, between everything and everything. There is no distinction. So the word yoga means union. That you consciously obliterated the boundaries of your individuality. That is why you know a sense of union. We are anyway in union with the existence. The problem is, it's not in our experience because we are too caught up with our individual experience. What yoga means is, you stretch the boundaries of your sensations. As there is a physical body, there is a sensory body. If your sensory body expands, let us say your sensory body became as large as this hall, then you will experience all these people as a part of yourself. As you experience the five fingers as yourself, you will experience all these people as yourself. Even for a moment, if you experience all these people as a part of yourself, after that do I have to teach you morals, ethics, be good to this person, don't kill this person, don't harm this person. Would you need teachings, I'm asking? This is what yoga means. It is not a teaching, it is not a philosophy, it is not an ideology. It is a technology of obliterating the boundaries of your individuality.

May 19, 2021

2:42

How to energetically connect with Sadhguru

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

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

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

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

May 18, 2021

3:46

Is my life just a dream?

Transcript: When I'm dreaming at night, it seems real to me. I couldn't differentiate if the people that exist in my dream, they seem very real. And I can talk to them, I can touch them, and events seem to happen too. So when I wake, I know that it's illusions. So is that the same thing for my life right now? How real is this life? Would it be possible, one day when I'm awake, all these are just illusions to me?...

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... All people are going to be gone. The problem is you're reading bits and pieces of zen. Okay? Bits and pieces of zen are dangerous. Bits and pieces of anything is dangerous. Now what you're saying is true, in a way, because 99% of your life is just thought and emotion. Thought and emotion is just a projection of life, not life isn't it? When 99% of the time you're only thinking about life, emotion is also a kind of thought, a juicier thought isn't it? Thought is dry, emotion is juicy, but still a thought, isn't it? The way you think is the way you feel, isn't it so? Yes? Isn't it so? Now if you think, oh this is a wonderful person, you'll have sweet emotions towards that person. Oh this is a horrible person, you'll have nasty emotions towards that person. You can't think this is a wonderful person and have nasty emotions. You can't think this is a horrible person and have sweet emotions, isn't it so? They are same, it is just thought. One is dry, another is juicy. So your whole life is just thought and emotion. So it is very much like a dream. It is. So now that you were on to zen, you must know about Chang Su, who went about doing this. Chang Su was a great zen master. In his monastery he had many monks and he is a recognized master. One day, morning, suddenly he is in great state of misery. So when they saw the master in misery, everybody got terrified. If the master is in misery, something really bad must have happened because always he's joyful and nice. So senior most monks slowly approached him and asked, master what is happening? He said, don't you disturb me, I'm in a deep distress. Get away. They said, if you are in distress, that should be death for us. Please tell us what is causing distress to you. Then Chang Su said, oh yesterday night in my dream, I was a butterfly. Then the monks said, what is wrong in being a butterfly? We've been many things. Sometimes we've been pigs, we've been birds, we've been many things. That is no problem, butterfly is quite good. What's wrong with the butterfly? He said, you idiots, you don't understand. When I was a butterfly, I actually flew. I went and sat on the flower. I could feel the flower, I could smell the flower, I could taste the flower. It was all real. Now I don't know whether I am Chang Su dreaming to be a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming to be a Chang Su? Which is true? Because both look equally vivid and real. When you live just on the thought process, this is how it is. If you're experiencing life, life not thought, not emotion, life. If you're experiencing life as such, such a question will not come.

Transcript: When I'm dreaming at night, it seems real to me. I couldn't differentiate if the people that exist in...

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... my dream, they seem very real. And I can talk to them, I can touch them, and events seem to happen too. So when I wake, I know that it's illusions. So is that the same thing for my life right now? How real is this life? Would it be possible, one day when I'm awake, all these are just illusions to me? All people are going to be gone. The problem is you're reading bits and pieces of zen. Okay? Bits and pieces of zen are dangerous. Bits and pieces of anything is dangerous. Now what you're saying is true, in a way, because 99% of your life is just thought and emotion. Thought and emotion is just a projection of life, not life isn't it? When 99% of the time you're only thinking about life, emotion is also a kind of thought, a juicier thought isn't it? Thought is dry, emotion is juicy, but still a thought, isn't it? The way you think is the way you feel, isn't it so? Yes? Isn't it so? Now if you think, oh this is a wonderful person, you'll have sweet emotions towards that person. Oh this is a horrible person, you'll have nasty emotions towards that person. You can't think this is a wonderful person and have nasty emotions. You can't think this is a horrible person and have sweet emotions, isn't it so? They are same, it is just thought. One is dry, another is juicy. So your whole life is just thought and emotion. So it is very much like a dream. It is. So now that you were on to zen, you must know about Chang Su, who went about doing this. Chang Su was a great zen master. In his monastery he had many monks and he is a recognized master. One day, morning, suddenly he is in great state of misery. So when they saw the master in misery, everybody got terrified. If the master is in misery, something really bad must have happened because always he's joyful and nice. So senior most monks slowly approached him and asked, master what is happening? He said, don't you disturb me, I'm in a deep distress. Get away. They said, if you are in distress, that should be death for us. Please tell us what is causing distress to you. Then Chang Su said, oh yesterday night in my dream, I was a butterfly. Then the monks said, what is wrong in being a butterfly? We've been many things. Sometimes we've been pigs, we've been birds, we've been many things. That is no problem, butterfly is quite good. What's wrong with the butterfly? He said, you idiots, you don't understand. When I was a butterfly, I actually flew. I went and sat on the flower. I could feel the flower, I could smell the flower, I could taste the flower. It was all real. Now I don't know whether I am Chang Su dreaming to be a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming to be a Chang Su? Which is true? Because both look equally vivid and real. When you live just on the thought process, this is how it is. If you're experiencing life, life not thought, not emotion, life. If you're experiencing life as such, such a question will not come.

May 17, 2021

3:49

How does initiation happen?

Transcript: When you ask, how can it happen without the physical presence of a guru? The physical presence of the guru is actually a hindrance because right now you look at me and no matter what, because the very nature of the mind is such, it is making a thousand judgments as it sits here, isn't it? Not all of it is conscious. But a whole lot of judgments are going on within you. Because there is a person. A...

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... person means, you can like him, you can dislike him, you want him, you don't want him, so many things. If I say something nice, wow. If I say something nasty. All this will happen, isn't it? Because a person is sitting. How he sits, how he stands, what he says, what he does not say, all this becomes important. The physical presence is not of any consequence actually. If physical presence is everything, that's called karishma, not grace. This is not karishma, this is grace. But I sit here, I don't sit here, I can run the satsang the same way. Only problem is you cannot remain focused, that is your problem. If you're willing to sit here simply focused as you are right now, no video, no audio, no nothing. We'll still run the satsang. Wonderfully well, okay? It's just that, nobody. What are we doing? Because you have that problem. Either I have to sit here, or a video has to play, audio has to come. I'll tell you, no video, audio, nothing. We can still initiate people if you're just willing to sit. It is just that the necessary attention is needed, that's all. Even without attention, in your sleep we can initiate you. But benefit may happen but you don't know why it's happening. You think you just got lucky.

Transcript: When you ask, how can it happen without the physical presence of a guru? The physical presence of the...

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... guru is actually a hindrance because right now you look at me and no matter what, because the very nature of the mind is such, it is making a thousand judgments as it sits here, isn't it? Not all of it is conscious. But a whole lot of judgments are going on within you. Because there is a person. A person means, you can like him, you can dislike him, you want him, you don't want him, so many things. If I say something nice, wow. If I say something nasty. All this will happen, isn't it? Because a person is sitting. How he sits, how he stands, what he says, what he does not say, all this becomes important. The physical presence is not of any consequence actually. If physical presence is everything, that's called karishma, not grace. This is not karishma, this is grace. But I sit here, I don't sit here, I can run the satsang the same way. Only problem is you cannot remain focused, that is your problem. If you're willing to sit here simply focused as you are right now, no video, no audio, no nothing. We'll still run the satsang. Wonderfully well, okay? It's just that, nobody. What are we doing? Because you have that problem. Either I have to sit here, or a video has to play, audio has to come. I'll tell you, no video, audio, nothing. We can still initiate people if you're just willing to sit. It is just that the necessary attention is needed, that's all. Even without attention, in your sleep we can initiate you. But benefit may happen but you don't know why it's happening. You think you just got lucky.

May 16, 2021

2:48

How can I get Enlightened?

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

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

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

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

May 15, 2021

3:05

Anything wrong with having multiple partners?

Transcript: Sadhguru, my next question for you is, why can't one husband be with multiple women? And one woman, or a wife, can be with multiple husbands in today's society among consenting adults. And what impact do these people have when they're involved in such relationships? See, this is a certain framework of, not just of bone and muscle and flesh, there is a certain energy framework. Only because of that...

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... it takes in a certain form. See, if you eat mangoes everyday, and let's say a cow eats mangoes everyday. At some point, will you or the cow get confused whether you're a cow or a human being? Or will the cow get confused? Such a thing never happens because there is a clear-cut inner framework, to which flesh and blood is added. But there is a framework, an evolutionary memory framework is there. It never gets broken, isn't it? So in this framework, how strong you keep this framework, how much integrity is there to this energy framework will determine many things about your life. Many aspects of your life. Especially if you want to raise this life to another level of function, it's very important you maintain this integrity. This is why, irrespective of which religion, which spiritual process, if people want to raise themselves to a certain point, first thing they will talk about is becoming monks or brahmacharis or sanyasis. Because the idea is to create such a level of integrity that this is a whole life by itself. That is doesn't lean on anything else for support. Either for physical wellbeing, or emotion wellbeing, or psychological companionship, it doesn't lean on anything. It stands by itself because you want to take it somewhere else. If you want normal function, these things are not necessary. Now you want to become a rocket which breaks through a certain dimension of space, now you need to be in a different level of force and integrity otherwise it'll crack up. So you don't want to open your body to anything. And especially opening to multiple partners has its own negativity in that context. How much pain. You look at Draupadi's life, how much volatility, how much pain, how much suffering she went through in her life. And how much pain and suffering she caused because of her anger and jealousy and whatever else. So these things happen for variety of reasons, you can't blame everything on that aspect. But that aspect also has a say in these aspects because you're opening up your memory body, your energetic body which is essentially ruled by memory, to variety of memories. This will cause a whole lot of turmoil within the system which could affect that life and many other lives. So Draupadi's life is in a way a sample for that. See, body is the front-end for every other creature on this planet. The only reason this creature is dominating this planet is not because we have the best body. You're not comparable to an elephant, or a tiger, or anything for that matter. You're not even as good as a buffalo. Yes. In terms of strength and physical prowess, you're nowehre comparable. This is dominant because of its intelligence, this is dominant because of its consciousness. But right now, we're creating a world where your biology is the front-end of your life.

Transcript: Sadhguru, my next question for you is, why can't one husband be with multiple women? And one woman, or...

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... a wife, can be with multiple husbands in today's society among consenting adults. And what impact do these people have when they're involved in such relationships? See, this is a certain framework of, not just of bone and muscle and flesh, there is a certain energy framework. Only because of that it takes in a certain form. See, if you eat mangoes everyday, and let's say a cow eats mangoes everyday. At some point, will you or the cow get confused whether you're a cow or a human being? Or will the cow get confused? Such a thing never happens because there is a clear-cut inner framework, to which flesh and blood is added. But there is a framework, an evolutionary memory framework is there. It never gets broken, isn't it? So in this framework, how strong you keep this framework, how much integrity is there to this energy framework will determine many things about your life. Many aspects of your life. Especially if you want to raise this life to another level of function, it's very important you maintain this integrity. This is why, irrespective of which religion, which spiritual process, if people want to raise themselves to a certain point, first thing they will talk about is becoming monks or brahmacharis or sanyasis. Because the idea is to create such a level of integrity that this is a whole life by itself. That is doesn't lean on anything else for support. Either for physical wellbeing, or emotion wellbeing, or psychological companionship, it doesn't lean on anything. It stands by itself because you want to take it somewhere else. If you want normal function, these things are not necessary. Now you want to become a rocket which breaks through a certain dimension of space, now you need to be in a different level of force and integrity otherwise it'll crack up. So you don't want to open your body to anything. And especially opening to multiple partners has its own negativity in that context. How much pain. You look at Draupadi's life, how much volatility, how much pain, how much suffering she went through in her life. And how much pain and suffering she caused because of her anger and jealousy and whatever else. So these things happen for variety of reasons, you can't blame everything on that aspect. But that aspect also has a say in these aspects because you're opening up your memory body, your energetic body which is essentially ruled by memory, to variety of memories. This will cause a whole lot of turmoil within the system which could affect that life and many other lives. So Draupadi's life is in a way a sample for that. See, body is the front-end for every other creature on this planet. The only reason this creature is dominating this planet is not because we have the best body. You're not comparable to an elephant, or a tiger, or anything for that matter. You're not even as good as a buffalo. Yes. In terms of strength and physical prowess, you're nowehre comparable. This is dominant because of its intelligence, this is dominant because of its consciousness. But right now, we're creating a world where your biology is the front-end of your life.

May 12, 2021

3:55

Why do we offer milk and water to a linga?

Transcript: About rituals, Sadhguru. On Shivaratri we offer honey, milk on Shivalinga. Is there a scientific reason behind why we do that? Milk and honey is offered because most of the lingas that you're offering to are stone lingas. Alright? A stone linga, which is kept for worship or whatever else it may be, if you don't feed it with some kind of fat or oily material, either ghee or milk or something like this,...

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... it will crack. It will become brittle and crack over a period of time. So, periodically, you have to apply either oil, or ghee, or milk, or whatever you like. Something through which the stone can absorb fatty material so that there is integrity to the stone. So once you're worshipping something, you don't want it to crack up. It's more like the maintenance. It is a certain maintenance. And also, it makes the linga, if it is properly consecrated, it'll reverberate better if it remins wet. See, if you apply oil or ghee, or even milk, the fat of the milk, the linga remains wet all the time. As I said earlier, you have to keep your body wet to receive. And similarly linga has to be wet for it to exude this. So one simple way of keeping it wet is, soak it in oil, or ghee, or honey, or milk. All these things which will keep it wet for a long period of time. If I pour water, that also is being done, it will remain for ten minutes and then it'll dry up. But if I pour milk, it stays wet for months on end. Because the fat has entered the pores in the rock. Is this the reason why even rudraksh in soaked in ghee? Of course. Otherwise, rudraksh will become brittle and crack up. You just put rudraksh on your body, because they share body heat and other things, in six to eight months it'll crack up. But if you periodically put it in ghee and milk, it will last for a lifetime and more.

Transcript: About rituals, Sadhguru. On Shivaratri we offer honey, milk on Shivalinga. Is there a scientific reason...

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... behind why we do that? Milk and honey is offered because most of the lingas that you're offering to are stone lingas. Alright? A stone linga, which is kept for worship or whatever else it may be, if you don't feed it with some kind of fat or oily material, either ghee or milk or something like this, it will crack. It will become brittle and crack over a period of time. So, periodically, you have to apply either oil, or ghee, or milk, or whatever you like. Something through which the stone can absorb fatty material so that there is integrity to the stone. So once you're worshipping something, you don't want it to crack up. It's more like the maintenance. It is a certain maintenance. And also, it makes the linga, if it is properly consecrated, it'll reverberate better if it remins wet. See, if you apply oil or ghee, or even milk, the fat of the milk, the linga remains wet all the time. As I said earlier, you have to keep your body wet to receive. And similarly linga has to be wet for it to exude this. So one simple way of keeping it wet is, soak it in oil, or ghee, or honey, or milk. All these things which will keep it wet for a long period of time. If I pour water, that also is being done, it will remain for ten minutes and then it'll dry up. But if I pour milk, it stays wet for months on end. Because the fat has entered the pores in the rock. Is this the reason why even rudraksh in soaked in ghee? Of course. Otherwise, rudraksh will become brittle and crack up. You just put rudraksh on your body, because they share body heat and other things, in six to eight months it'll crack up. But if you periodically put it in ghee and milk, it will last for a lifetime and more.

May 11, 2021

2:18

What if you lived forever!

Transcript: Human being means, you know how to be. That's one thing you don't know unfortunately, right now. Now if you have to be, we have to come down to a few fundamentals. Are you mortal or immortal? No, no, no look at it and tell me. Are you mortal or immortal, genuinely tell me. Oh that means you're saying you'll die one day. It's okay, it's okay you will die one day. I'll bless you with a long life, but...

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... you will die anyway with the blessing. Because this is the nature of life. It has to die, isn't it? And how glad I am that you will die. Because if you lived forever, it would be a lot of trouble, isn't it? With a brief amount of time, what a mess we're making. Suppose you would not die, total mess, isn't it? It's good to die. Hello? Is it good to die? At an appropriate time, not today. At an appropriate time, is it good for all of us to die? I want you to understand this. This is one thing that human beings have not come to terms with. If they just learn to handle their mortality gracefully, life opens up in tremendous ways. Right now, yes Sadhguru, but my horoscope says I will live till 90. Your horoscope may say whatever, even the man who wrote your horoscope could have died before his horoscope said so. The only reason, the only reason you behave reasonably sensibly is because you're mortal. Yes or no? If you're immortal, what all you would do, oh my god. When you're driving in Kolkata, there are some immortal people crossing the street. You've seen them right? Immortal, they are. If an automobile touches them, there is an enormous amount of pain involved and there could be death. In spite of that, many people are going about the way they're going. Just imagine, if you made that person immortal, the level of atrocity that would happen in this world. So the only reason why a lot of people are behaving reasonably sensibly is because of mortality. Have you seen some friend or maybe it's just you, going on totally, valiantly. Suddenly your doctor told you, it looks like your kidney, or your heart going down. Maybe you have, if you don't correct this, maybe in six months you will die. Suddenly did you see how disciplined they became? They got up in the morning, did their yoga, ate right, did everything right. Have you seen these people? Entire life transformed simply because they were reminded of mortality.

Transcript: Human being means, you know how to be. That's one thing you don't know unfortunately, right now. Now...

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... if you have to be, we have to come down to a few fundamentals. Are you mortal or immortal? No, no, no look at it and tell me. Are you mortal or immortal, genuinely tell me. Oh that means you're saying you'll die one day. It's okay, it's okay you will die one day. I'll bless you with a long life, but you will die anyway with the blessing. Because this is the nature of life. It has to die, isn't it? And how glad I am that you will die. Because if you lived forever, it would be a lot of trouble, isn't it? With a brief amount of time, what a mess we're making. Suppose you would not die, total mess, isn't it? It's good to die. Hello? Is it good to die? At an appropriate time, not today. At an appropriate time, is it good for all of us to die? I want you to understand this. This is one thing that human beings have not come to terms with. If they just learn to handle their mortality gracefully, life opens up in tremendous ways. Right now, yes Sadhguru, but my horoscope says I will live till 90. Your horoscope may say whatever, even the man who wrote your horoscope could have died before his horoscope said so. The only reason, the only reason you behave reasonably sensibly is because you're mortal. Yes or no? If you're immortal, what all you would do, oh my god. When you're driving in Kolkata, there are some immortal people crossing the street. You've seen them right? Immortal, they are. If an automobile touches them, there is an enormous amount of pain involved and there could be death. In spite of that, many people are going about the way they're going. Just imagine, if you made that person immortal, the level of atrocity that would happen in this world. So the only reason why a lot of people are behaving reasonably sensibly is because of mortality. Have you seen some friend or maybe it's just you, going on totally, valiantly. Suddenly your doctor told you, it looks like your kidney, or your heart going down. Maybe you have, if you don't correct this, maybe in six months you will die. Suddenly did you see how disciplined they became? They got up in the morning, did their yoga, ate right, did everything right. Have you seen these people? Entire life transformed simply because they were reminded of mortality.

May 9, 2021

3:51

Storytelling – The enlightened vegetable vendor

Transcript: So like this, one day I'm in the vegetable market in Bangalore city. Then I see a man sitting there selling vegetables, who is shining. I just look at him, my god, what the hell is he doing in the vegetable market? He just looks at me. Our eyes lock up with each other. Then he bursts out laughing and I also laugh. Then I walk up to him and say, what the hell are you doing here? And he said, come, come....

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... He opened up his little vegetable shop and asked me to sit down. So both of us sat in the shop. Then he's telling me his story. He was doing his normal life, wife and two, three children and whatever. One day he fell ill. So ill that they admitted him into a government hospital, a general ward. They put him there. Every day they thought he will die, but he did not die. Every day they thought he will die, he did not die. Two, three months went on. Then there was no space so they put him in the corridor outside because this guy doesn't live, doesn't die. So after about three months his wife stopped coming, she lost her patience. How long to come and sit with him? This fellow doesn't live or die. Four months, or little more than four months, he was lying down there in the hospital corridor. Somebody was throwing some scraps at him and he did not know. Every day he thought he will die today, but he would recover the next day morning. Again he thinks he will die, it went on like this. After four months, slowly, he recovered. But in the meantime something fantastic happened to him. Everything just blew. Every day he thought, today is the last day and then he opened up. Shining, blissful human being. Again back to vegetable selling. Wife gone, children gone, everything gone. Above all, he is gone. Just staying in contact with mortality for four months did this to him. This is important. You must stay in touch with the mortal nature of who you are. This looks like a bizarre thing, oh why is he talking about death, we want to live. What you don't understand is, I can say right now that you're living. Or I can also say you're dying, you're actually dying. One day the process will be complete. Yes or no? Hello? They're just two words for the same thing, isn't it? Right now we are dying slowly. One day it will be complete. Today it's on. Is it on or no? Today the death is on or no? It is on. So what you call as life and what you call as death are not two separate things, it is one thing happening. If you become conscious of this, all the tremendous possibilities of being alive will become yours.

Transcript: So like this, one day I'm in the vegetable market in Bangalore city. Then I see a man sitting there selling...

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... vegetables, who is shining. I just look at him, my god, what the hell is he doing in the vegetable market? He just looks at me. Our eyes lock up with each other. Then he bursts out laughing and I also laugh. Then I walk up to him and say, what the hell are you doing here? And he said, come, come. He opened up his little vegetable shop and asked me to sit down. So both of us sat in the shop. Then he's telling me his story. He was doing his normal life, wife and two, three children and whatever. One day he fell ill. So ill that they admitted him into a government hospital, a general ward. They put him there. Every day they thought he will die, but he did not die. Every day they thought he will die, he did not die. Two, three months went on. Then there was no space so they put him in the corridor outside because this guy doesn't live, doesn't die. So after about three months his wife stopped coming, she lost her patience. How long to come and sit with him? This fellow doesn't live or die. Four months, or little more than four months, he was lying down there in the hospital corridor. Somebody was throwing some scraps at him and he did not know. Every day he thought he will die today, but he would recover the next day morning. Again he thinks he will die, it went on like this. After four months, slowly, he recovered. But in the meantime something fantastic happened to him. Everything just blew. Every day he thought, today is the last day and then he opened up. Shining, blissful human being. Again back to vegetable selling. Wife gone, children gone, everything gone. Above all, he is gone. Just staying in contact with mortality for four months did this to him. This is important. You must stay in touch with the mortal nature of who you are. This looks like a bizarre thing, oh why is he talking about death, we want to live. What you don't understand is, I can say right now that you're living. Or I can also say you're dying, you're actually dying. One day the process will be complete. Yes or no? Hello? They're just two words for the same thing, isn't it? Right now we are dying slowly. One day it will be complete. Today it's on. Is it on or no? Today the death is on or no? It is on. So what you call as life and what you call as death are not two separate things, it is one thing happening. If you become conscious of this, all the tremendous possibilities of being alive will become yours.

May 8, 2021

3:36

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

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

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

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

May 7, 2021

6:15

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

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

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

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

May 7, 2021

6:43

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

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

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

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

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

May 7, 2021

11:47

Rapid fire | Sadhguru in Conversation with Anupam Kher | #6

Synopsis:

  1. Do you get angry?
  2. What's your shortcoming?
  3. Do you feel lonely?
  4. If you have to describe yourself in one word, what will that word be? Apart from mystic.

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  1. Do you get angry?
  2. What's your shortcoming?
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  4. Do you feel lonely?
  5. If you have to describe yourself in one word, what will that word be? Apart from mystic.

May 7, 2021

4:35

How to deal with the new generation? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Anupam Kher | #5

Synopsis: Information does not necessarily translate into knowledge. At all. And they always say this, that’s the way I am. I don’t see my grandfather, even at the age of 84, saying, that’s the way I am. So what is this ‘that’s the way I am’, ‘I’m bored’, ‘dude’, ‘cool’? I think that being bad is being cool. If you say, I’m a good man, he’s a boring...

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... man. Breaking news, after every 15 minutes, for millions of channels, is never about good things. It’s only about disaster, rape, swindling of money. We are marketing fear. We are becoming people who are constantly made to feel, suddenly in India also, that we are in a world which is not very, very peaceful, which is a dangerous world. We are becoming, pardon me saying this, like America, where we don’t look at somebody for a little longer. I was in America 2 years back. I was looking at somebody, thinking whether I should ask him the way to my hotel. Because in my hotel there was a mall. So I went into the mall and then I came out, I could not see my hotel. Because I must have got out from somewhere else. So I was looking at somebody, thinking whether I should ask him where my hotel is. He said, what are you staring at? I, being an actor, I said, am I staring at you sir? I’m sorry. I did not know I was staring at you. Poor fellow actually dropped me at my hotel. What my point is, how does one, in these times, retain an amount of innocence? A certain amount of sense of wonder. How does one do that?

Synopsis: Information does not necessarily translate into knowledge. At all. And...

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... they always say this, that’s the way I am. I don’t see my grandfather, even at the age of 84, saying, that’s the way I am. So what is this ‘that’s the way I am’, ‘I’m bored’, ‘dude’, ‘cool’? I think that being bad is being cool. If you say, I’m a good man, he’s a boring man. Breaking news, after every 15 minutes, for millions of channels, is never about good things. It’s only about disaster, rape, swindling of money. We are marketing fear. We are becoming people who are constantly made to feel, suddenly in India also, that we are in a world which is not very, very peaceful, which is a dangerous world. We are becoming, pardon me saying this, like America, where we don’t look at somebody for a little longer. I was in America 2 years back. I was looking at somebody, thinking whether I should ask him the way to my hotel. Because in my hotel there was a mall. So I went into the mall and then I came out, I could not see my hotel. Because I must have got out from somewhere else. So I was looking at somebody, thinking whether I should ask him where my hotel is. He said, what are you staring at? I, being an actor, I said, am I staring at you sir? I’m sorry. I did not know I was staring at you. Poor fellow actually dropped me at my hotel. What my point is, how does one, in these times, retain an amount of innocence? A certain amount of sense of wonder. How does one do that?

May 7, 2021

6:56

Can spirituality help get rid of corruption? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Anupam Kher | #4

Synopsis: I feel very proud to be an Indian. And I’m sure a lot of people feel. But corruption bothers me. And I’m sure you also spoke about it. Do you think spirituality can help get rid of corruption to some extent?

Synopsis: I feel very proud to be an Indian. And I’m sure a lot of people feel....

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... But corruption bothers me. And I’m sure you also spoke about it. Do you think spirituality can help get rid of corruption to some extent?

May 7, 2021

10:45

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

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

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

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

May 7, 2021

4:10

Sadhguru, do you believe in god? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Anupam Kher | #2

Synopsis: Do you believe that there’s a god?

Synopsis: Do you believe that there’s a god?


May 7, 2021

4:53

Is the world going to end? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Anupam Kher | #1

Synopsis: Intriguing people make these great prophecies about the world coming to an end, etcetera. Will the world come to an end in 2012?

Synopsis: Intriguing people make these great prophecies about the world coming...

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... to an end, etcetera. Will the world come to an end in 2012?

May 7, 2021

1:21

Don’t eat these if you have Asthma or excess mucus l asthma diet l asthma food

Transcript: If you take off dairy, you will see, for many people we have seen, 100% of their asthma is only in their dairy product consumption. They take away dairy, asthma is gone. For a large number of people, at least 50% of their problem is in the dairy produce. If you take away that, 50% will come down. Remaining 50% could be easily handled. Milk and milk products and mucus related problems cannot go together....

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... It highly aggravates these things. Such people should avoid bananas, jackfruits, cooked beetroot. You can eat raw beetroot, but cooked beetroot are highly mucus forming. One more substance which could be very good for you in daily consumption is honey. Honey is the only substance found on the planet whose chemical composition is very close to that of human blood. If you change a few things, it's almost like blood. Daily consumption of honey can do a lot for your health. Especially people who have excess mucus problems.

Transcript: If you take off dairy, you will see, for many people we have seen, 100% of their asthma is only in their...

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... dairy product consumption. They take away dairy, asthma is gone. For a large number of people, at least 50% of their problem is in the dairy produce. If you take away that, 50% will come down. Remaining 50% could be easily handled. Milk and milk products and mucus related problems cannot go together. It highly aggravates these things. Such people should avoid bananas, jackfruits, cooked beetroot. You can eat raw beetroot, but cooked beetroot are highly mucus forming. One more substance which could be very good for you in daily consumption is honey. Honey is the only substance found on the planet whose chemical composition is very close to that of human blood. If you change a few things, it's almost like blood. Daily consumption of honey can do a lot for your health. Especially people who have excess mucus problems.

May 6, 2021

1:22

Is it ethical to use animals for testing? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw | #9

Synopsis: Hi, my name is Poorti. I am in my final year of biotechnology and listening to your talk, I have many questions. But for now I will just want to ask one. From what I’ve studied, from what I’ve read, biotechnology is here today because of animals such as mice and microorganisms such as bacteria. But do you think that it is ethical to use these organisms, which help...

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... us so much, and kill them? We are here today thanks to them. Thanks to those small creatures. And testing on those, we are here today. But is it an ethical thing to do?

Synopsis: Hi, my name is Poorti. I am in my final year of biotechnology and listening...

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... to your talk, I have many questions. But for now I will just want to ask one. From what I’ve studied, from what I’ve read, biotechnology is here today because of animals such as mice and microorganisms such as bacteria. But do you think that it is ethical to use these organisms, which help us so much, and kill them? We are here today thanks to them. Thanks to those small creatures. And testing on those, we are here today. But is it an ethical thing to do?

May 6, 2021

6:14

Is technology bringing discontentment? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw | #8

Synopsis: You talked about technology and we know that technology, of course, also raises aspirations. And I remember, we grew up at a time when we didn’t have phones, we didn't have televisions. We were very content with small things. We drove around in an ambassador car, we were lucky if we had a landline. And if we aspired for a telephone and we got a landline after three...

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... years, we were very happy and content. If we got a premium padmini after the ambassador, we were very content. But today things are so different. It’s a great transformation that we’re seeing in our country. You know, you can choose any model you want of cars, smartphones. And yet, we see that technology and aspirations are almost proportionate to discontentment. Do you feel it is true?

Synopsis: You talked about technology and we know that technology, of course, also...

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... raises aspirations. And I remember, we grew up at a time when we didn’t have phones, we didn't have televisions. We were very content with small things. We drove around in an ambassador car, we were lucky if we had a landline. And if we aspired for a telephone and we got a landline after three years, we were very happy and content. If we got a premium padmini after the ambassador, we were very content. But today things are so different. It’s a great transformation that we’re seeing in our country. You know, you can choose any model you want of cars, smartphones. And yet, we see that technology and aspirations are almost proportionate to discontentment. Do you feel it is true?

May 6, 2021

6:03

How do we get a sense of civic-mindedness in our society? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw | #7

Synopsis: We’re all so bothered about the decay that we are seeing in the city. Everything is looking shabby, you know, we’re seeing debris all over the place, we’re seeing polluted lakes, we’re seeing a lot of problems in this city. And everything has to do with us. We can’t keep sort of asking the government to do everything. I mean, after all, if it’s Swachh Bharat...

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... which is what we’re all really, really committed to. We all sort of accepted the fact that by 2020 India must become a clean country, we must have zero open defecation. Everyone, I mean there’s no debate on that. And yet, three years later if you look at what actually we’re doing. We’re not changing our habits, we still keep chucking litter all over the place, we pollute our lakes. Nobody seems to have any civic sense in this country. So how do we get a sense of civic-mindedness in our society? It’s very difficult. Many of us try to do it but we finally give up. You know, today we are taking pictures of people parking on footpaths, which shouldn’t happen. We’ve tried all kinds of things, we made apps, we send it here, send it there. At the end of the day you almost just give up. How do we deal with all these issues?

Synopsis: We’re all so bothered about the decay that we are seeing in the city....

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... Everything is looking shabby, you know, we’re seeing debris all over the place, we’re seeing polluted lakes, we’re seeing a lot of problems in this city. And everything has to do with us. We can’t keep sort of asking the government to do everything. I mean, after all, if it’s Swachh Bharat which is what we’re all really, really committed to. We all sort of accepted the fact that by 2020 India must become a clean country, we must have zero open defecation. Everyone, I mean there’s no debate on that. And yet, three years later if you look at what actually we’re doing. We’re not changing our habits, we still keep chucking litter all over the place, we pollute our lakes. Nobody seems to have any civic sense in this country. So how do we get a sense of civic-mindedness in our society? It’s very difficult. Many of us try to do it but we finally give up. You know, today we are taking pictures of people parking on footpaths, which shouldn’t happen. We’ve tried all kinds of things, we made apps, we send it here, send it there. At the end of the day you almost just give up. How do we deal with all these issues?

May 6, 2021

8:31

Is gene editing good or bad? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw | #6

Synopsis: It’s about designer babies, okay? Now if you think about it, the whole thought of a designer baby is scary. But if you think about saying, okay, I can actually make sure that the same case that I talked about. That, you know, you are in this moral quandary about giving birth to a child with a genetic defect. But yet you can have, you know, gene editing technology to...

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... fix that genetic defect and actually give birth to a normal child. So there’s a good side of designer babies but there’s also a very scary side of designer babies because, like you said, human beings don’t necessarily know where to stop. And you might want to have these super humans with the highest IQ. You know this has been done in even Hitler’s time. They tried to develop these super humans. And through various experiments, nasty and horrific experiments. But it can also happen today. And whilst you need regulation against such things happening, you will still have people who will be able to do this, maybe some countries will say, why don’t we indulge in these kinds of technologies to create a super race in our country. How do you deal with this?

Synopsis: It’s about designer babies, okay? Now if you think about it, the whole...

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... thought of a designer baby is scary. But if you think about saying, okay, I can actually make sure that the same case that I talked about. That, you know, you are in this moral quandary about giving birth to a child with a genetic defect. But yet you can have, you know, gene editing technology to fix that genetic defect and actually give birth to a normal child. So there’s a good side of designer babies but there’s also a very scary side of designer babies because, like you said, human beings don’t necessarily know where to stop. And you might want to have these super humans with the highest IQ. You know this has been done in even Hitler’s time. They tried to develop these super humans. And through various experiments, nasty and horrific experiments. But it can also happen today. And whilst you need regulation against such things happening, you will still have people who will be able to do this, maybe some countries will say, why don’t we indulge in these kinds of technologies to create a super race in our country. How do you deal with this?

May 6, 2021

12:04

Are genetically modified crops good or bad? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw | #5

Synopsis: Look, we actually embrace bio-technology when it comes to saving lives, when it comes to genetically engineered drugs which are saving cancer patients and many, many other types of patients who are suffering from debilitating diseases. And yet we have this huge activism against genetically modified crops, which is also saving lives, by the way. Because there is enough...

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... data and evidence to show that genetically modified crops never killed people, but hunger and starvation has taken many, many lives. And today if we have solutions to actually feed the hungry, feed the starving and we know that genetically modified crops can actually do a lot for our kind of country because you can have drought resistant crops, you can have crops that grow in salient conditions and you know, the marvels of this technology are many. But people are not willing to have a scientific debate, people are not willing to look at data, people are not willing to look at evidence. They always want to look at long-term, absolutely guaranteed, safety of a new technology. How do we deal with this? I want your suggestions on how we deal with these kinds of questions.

Synopsis: Look, we actually embrace bio-technology when it comes to saving lives,...

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... when it comes to genetically engineered drugs which are saving cancer patients and many, many other types of patients who are suffering from debilitating diseases. And yet we have this huge activism against genetically modified crops, which is also saving lives, by the way. Because there is enough data and evidence to show that genetically modified crops never killed people, but hunger and starvation has taken many, many lives. And today if we have solutions to actually feed the hungry, feed the starving and we know that genetically modified crops can actually do a lot for our kind of country because you can have drought resistant crops, you can have crops that grow in salient conditions and you know, the marvels of this technology are many. But people are not willing to have a scientific debate, people are not willing to look at data, people are not willing to look at evidence. They always want to look at long-term, absolutely guaranteed, safety of a new technology. How do we deal with this? I want your suggestions on how we deal with these kinds of questions.

May 6, 2021

12:54

How to deal with moral dilemmas? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw | #4

Synopsis: Lot of people go through moral dilemmas. Like you said, you know, don’t do this, you must do that. You have all these commandments. And sometimes I feel certain moral dilemmas are really, really very difficult moral dilemmas. For example, you know you talked about genetics. And if you think about today, young couples who have pregnancy tests and find out that the child...

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... has a genetic defect. When they discover that the baby has a genetic defect, then they are in this moral dilemma. This is quite a serious dilemma which a lot of young couples grapple with. For instance, some couples say that should we bring this child into the world because it will suffer for the rest of its life? They feel selfish and say, we will suffer for the rest of our life if we bring this child with a genetic defect into this world. And others feel, no, this is god’s wish that this child should be born. Now obviously there is no right or wrong in this, taking this decision. A lot of this moral dilemma comes from this feeling that if we do this, it is wrong, if we do that, it is right. They’re going by moral tenets of society. How does one figure this out, this moral dilemma? What is your advice to such young couples?

Synopsis: Lot of people go through moral dilemmas. Like you said, you know, don’t...

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... do this, you must do that. You have all these commandments. And sometimes I feel certain moral dilemmas are really, really very difficult moral dilemmas. For example, you know you talked about genetics. And if you think about today, young couples who have pregnancy tests and find out that the child has a genetic defect. When they discover that the baby has a genetic defect, then they are in this moral dilemma. This is quite a serious dilemma which a lot of young couples grapple with. For instance, some couples say that should we bring this child into the world because it will suffer for the rest of its life? They feel selfish and say, we will suffer for the rest of our life if we bring this child with a genetic defect into this world. And others feel, no, this is god’s wish that this child should be born. Now obviously there is no right or wrong in this, taking this decision. A lot of this moral dilemma comes from this feeling that if we do this, it is wrong, if we do that, it is right. They’re going by moral tenets of society. How does one figure this out, this moral dilemma? What is your advice to such young couples?

May 6, 2021

13:38

Morality versus integrity | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw | #3

Synopsis: So now I want to move on to another question which I thought I would ask you. It is really about morality and integrity. Okay? I mean it sounds very serious and profound. But the reason I ask you about that is, very often, you know, I feel that we use morality and integrity as interchangeable and yet to me they’re not. To me morality is something that is a social tenet....

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... Where as integrity is something about yourself, it’s about the discovery of truth in yourself. So what are your words on morality and integrity?

Synopsis: So now I want to move on to another question which I thought I would...

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... ask you. It is really about morality and integrity. Okay? I mean it sounds very serious and profound. But the reason I ask you about that is, very often, you know, I feel that we use morality and integrity as interchangeable and yet to me they’re not. To me morality is something that is a social tenet. Where as integrity is something about yourself, it’s about the discovery of truth in yourself. So what are your words on morality and integrity?

May 6, 2021

11:38

Gender bias in society | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw | #2

Synopsis: You know, I want to raise a very important subject, which has always worried me a lot. And that is about the very, very serious gender-bias that we have in society, across the world but I want to focus on our own country. You know I just want to say that, let me tell you, as a woman, I’m very proud to be a woman in this country but, I think I know what this gender...

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... bias is about. Because right from the time I was born, I have seen this gender-bias in society. And I really want to discuss this with you Sadhguru ji because I really think it’s very important for me to, you know, understand from you about certain things that have always been of concern to me as a woman because I remember my mother telling me, when I was born, that my parents were overjoyed. My late grandmother, you know, that is my father’s mother, my late father’s mother, was deeply disappointed. The first child born in the family was a girl child. And my mother told me that she didn’t even come and visit me for a whole day. And yet, my grandmother, as I grew up, you know started respecting me and admiring me for some of the work I was doing. I remember when I came back from Australia, she looked up to me and she said, you know your father doesn’t have two sons and a daughter, he has three sons. So even in that, even though I was achieving so much, she saw that strength in me as being a male. As being a man in a, you know, woman’s body kind of thing. So I just feel this problem that we have in society is real. I mean, let’s not hide away from the fact, in Indian society, as much as we want to basically try and behave there is gender equity, there isn’t. There is a lot of gender bias. I know that we are a strange society. On one hand we, of course, revere goddesses as powerful goddesses. And yet we have wisdom and wealth as female gods. We have durga, kali as powerful iconic symbols. And yet, on earth, we don’t pay that same respect to women.

Synopsis: You know, I want to raise a very important subject, which has always...

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... worried me a lot. And that is about the very, very serious gender-bias that we have in society, across the world but I want to focus on our own country. You know I just want to say that, let me tell you, as a woman, I’m very proud to be a woman in this country but, I think I know what this gender bias is about. Because right from the time I was born, I have seen this gender-bias in society. And I really want to discuss this with you Sadhguru ji because I really think it’s very important for me to, you know, understand from you about certain things that have always been of concern to me as a woman because I remember my mother telling me, when I was born, that my parents were overjoyed. My late grandmother, you know, that is my father’s mother, my late father’s mother, was deeply disappointed. The first child born in the family was a girl child. And my mother told me that she didn’t even come and visit me for a whole day. And yet, my grandmother, as I grew up, you know started respecting me and admiring me for some of the work I was doing. I remember when I came back from Australia, she looked up to me and she said, you know your father doesn’t have two sons and a daughter, he has three sons. So even in that, even though I was achieving so much, she saw that strength in me as being a male. As being a man in a, you know, woman’s body kind of thing. So I just feel this problem that we have in society is real. I mean, let’s not hide away from the fact, in Indian society, as much as we want to basically try and behave there is gender equity, there isn’t. There is a lot of gender bias. I know that we are a strange society. On one hand we, of course, revere goddesses as powerful goddesses. And yet we have wisdom and wealth as female gods. We have durga, kali as powerful iconic symbols. And yet, on earth, we don’t pay that same respect to women.

May 6, 2021

18:45

Sadhguru, how do you have so much clarity? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw | #1

Synopsis: How do you basically cut through all the noise? How do you have this clarity of thought and words that we all listen to and suddenly feel that oh my god, it’s so simple. It’s such common sense, why didn’t we think of it this way? And my question to you, guruji, is how do you, you know, help us to cut through that noise? To gain that clarity and to find answers...

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... to these problems or complex situations that are there, or maybe we create. To really make us better people? Can you share with us those secrets, those guidelines. You know, those small, simple formulae that we can use in our lives. Or is it making things too simplistic?

Synopsis: How do you basically cut through all the noise? How do you have this...

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... clarity of thought and words that we all listen to and suddenly feel that oh my god, it’s so simple. It’s such common sense, why didn’t we think of it this way? And my question to you, guruji, is how do you, you know, help us to cut through that noise? To gain that clarity and to find answers to these problems or complex situations that are there, or maybe we create. To really make us better people? Can you share with us those secrets, those guidelines. You know, those small, simple formulae that we can use in our lives. Or is it making things too simplistic?

May 6, 2021

6:02

How to use Karma for your well-being?

Transcript: Ultimately, life is neither suffering nor bliss. It is what you make it. It's of utmost significance in human life to have this fundamental understanding that human experience is generated from within us. So if what is generated from within us happens to be either pleasant or unpleasant, but we are attributing it to various other life situations. This simply means we are conducting our life unconsciously...

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... to a point we do not know what we are creating. We are not aware of the very experiences that we are creating from within. Being blissful or in a state of suffering is not a natural consequence of your birth or, life situations in which you have landed. It is a consequence of the way you respond and experience these situations. This is why karma is very important. To understand the nature of karma, how it is stored within us, and how we can use this to our well-being, to make our life into a beautiful experience irrespective of what sort of situations we are placed in. This is what karma means. That means, you determine the nature of your response and experience to all that happens to you.

Transcript: Ultimately, life is neither suffering nor bliss. It is what you make it. It's of utmost significance...

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... in human life to have this fundamental understanding that human experience is generated from within us. So if what is generated from within us happens to be either pleasant or unpleasant, but we are attributing it to various other life situations. This simply means we are conducting our life unconsciously to a point we do not know what we are creating. We are not aware of the very experiences that we are creating from within. Being blissful or in a state of suffering is not a natural consequence of your birth or, life situations in which you have landed. It is a consequence of the way you respond and experience these situations. This is why karma is very important. To understand the nature of karma, how it is stored within us, and how we can use this to our well-being, to make our life into a beautiful experience irrespective of what sort of situations we are placed in. This is what karma means. That means, you determine the nature of your response and experience to all that happens to you.

May 5, 2021

1:55

Sadhgurus mystical experience in the Himalayas

Transcript: Let me try to bring a little experience to you. This was many years ago. At that time I used to travel alone in Himalayas. But now traveling alone is impossible. If I go, I have a full 10 bus loads of people with me. So I went to Kedar. Beyond Kedar there's a place called Kanti Sarovar. Anybody been to Kedar? Nobody. Okay, that's good. Beyond Kedar there's a place called Kanti Sarovar. The legend goes...

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... like this, that Shiva and Parvati lived on the banks of Kanti Sarovar. The sages lived in Kedar. So sometimes they came down visiting, that's how the legend goes. So I wanted to see this Kanti Sarovar. I just went there and I just went and sat on a particular rock. See, me as a person, I have always avoided learning Sanskrit language. Though I had an immense liking towards the language, I avoided learning it when I had the opportunities to learn. Because the moment you learn Sanskrit, you will end up reading the scriptures. My own vision has never failed me even for a moment in my life. I didn't want to clutter myself with traditions and scriptures and other things. Right now everything that I do is simply, purely from the source, not cluttered with any tradition, any scripture, any teaching. Simply looking at life. So I didn't want to read scriptures. I consciously avoided Sanskrit language. And that day, I was sitting there alone. In terms of visual beauty, it's the most incredible place that you can think of. You know, snow clad mountain peaks, completely snow clad everything and there's a, you know, like a lake which is about two kilometers, two square kilometers kind of lake. Absolutely still, reflecting the mountains. It's, you know, not even a blade of grass anywhere, everything is white and this patch of water reflecting the mountains. It's indescribable really. Even visually I'm saying. So I was just sitting there, my eyes open. And suddenly everything in my experience, my physical body, the rock on which I'm sitting, the mountains, the lake, everything became sound. What was all form became everything into sound. Now that sounds crazy. When everything becomes sound, we call such a status Ritambhara Prajna. When you're in a Ritambhara state, everything becomes sound. It's based on this Nada Brahma. And in my own voice, this song is going on like full volume. I can clearly feel that my mouth is shut, I am not singing but it's my voice in full volume. The song is just going on.

Transcript: Let me try to bring a little experience to you. This was many years ago. At that time I used to travel...

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... alone in Himalayas. But now traveling alone is impossible. If I go, I have a full 10 bus loads of people with me. So I went to Kedar. Beyond Kedar there's a place called Kanti Sarovar. Anybody been to Kedar? Nobody. Okay, that's good. Beyond Kedar there's a place called Kanti Sarovar. The legend goes like this, that Shiva and Parvati lived on the banks of Kanti Sarovar. The sages lived in Kedar. So sometimes they came down visiting, that's how the legend goes. So I wanted to see this Kanti Sarovar. I just went there and I just went and sat on a particular rock. See, me as a person, I have always avoided learning Sanskrit language. Though I had an immense liking towards the language, I avoided learning it when I had the opportunities to learn. Because the moment you learn Sanskrit, you will end up reading the scriptures. My own vision has never failed me even for a moment in my life. I didn't want to clutter myself with traditions and scriptures and other things. Right now everything that I do is simply, purely from the source, not cluttered with any tradition, any scripture, any teaching. Simply looking at life. So I didn't want to read scriptures. I consciously avoided Sanskrit language. And that day, I was sitting there alone. In terms of visual beauty, it's the most incredible place that you can think of. You know, snow clad mountain peaks, completely snow clad everything and there's a, you know, like a lake which is about two kilometers, two square kilometers kind of lake. Absolutely still, reflecting the mountains. It's, you know, not even a blade of grass anywhere, everything is white and this patch of water reflecting the mountains. It's indescribable really. Even visually I'm saying. So I was just sitting there, my eyes open. And suddenly everything in my experience, my physical body, the rock on which I'm sitting, the mountains, the lake, everything became sound. What was all form became everything into sound. Now that sounds crazy. When everything becomes sound, we call such a status Ritambhara Prajna. When you're in a Ritambhara state, everything becomes sound. It's based on this Nada Brahma. And in my own voice, this song is going on like full volume. I can clearly feel that my mouth is shut, I am not singing but it's my voice in full volume. The song is just going on.

May 4, 2021

3:53

What is Saptarishi puja? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Prasoon Joshi | #8

Synopsis: You are here in Kashi and you said that this is the first time you’ve come here properly. And you’ve done Saptarishi puja here. What is that? I was wanting to know.

Synopsis: You are here in Kashi and you said that this is the first time you’ve...

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... come here properly. And you’ve done Saptarishi puja here. What is that? I was wanting to know.

May 4, 2021

9:34

Why do we fear death? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Prasoon Joshi | #7

Synopsis: Sadhguru, I wanted to ask you about why do humans have the fear of death? So much. Either you’ve got fear of death or you glorify someone who dies. I mean look at the world, rockstars dying early becomes a virtue. You know, you become a star because of it. So what is it that makes us so uncomfortable and not at ease with death?

Synopsis: Sadhguru, I wanted to ask you about why do humans have the fear of death?...

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... So much. Either you’ve got fear of death or you glorify someone who dies. I mean look at the world, rockstars dying early becomes a virtue. You know, you become a star because of it. So what is it that makes us so uncomfortable and not at ease with death?

May 4, 2021

7:12

What is the contribution of an aghori to our society? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Prasoon Joshi | #6

Synopsis: What is the contribution of an aghori to our society? To the human kind. What have they done for us? I mean, if you talk about science, I can say, yes those monkeys which have been used, ultimately have got some medicines, have got some certain things with which you can fight diseases. But what has an aghori given to the world? Which they should be proud of and we should...

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... give them a sanction to do things which a human being does not find palatable.

Synopsis: What is the contribution of an aghori to our society? To the human kind....

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... What have they done for us? I mean, if you talk about science, I can say, yes those monkeys which have been used, ultimately have got some medicines, have got some certain things with which you can fight diseases. But what has an aghori given to the world? Which they should be proud of and we should give them a sanction to do things which a human being does not find palatable.

May 4, 2021

7:10

Aghoris | Sadhguru in Conversation with Prasoon Joshi | #5

Synopsis: People find, for example what happens in Benaras, things like aghoris. Some people, foreigners when they talk to me, they also find that insanity. They think, what is this? I mean, like, you know, people are going and doing bizarre things. You know, eating dead bodies. Or, you know, experimenting with various other things. It’s something which, I think, for everyone...

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... it’ll be good if you could explain.

Synopsis: People find, for example what happens in Benaras, things like aghoris....

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... Some people, foreigners when they talk to me, they also find that insanity. They think, what is this? I mean, like, you know, people are going and doing bizarre things. You know, eating dead bodies. Or, you know, experimenting with various other things. It’s something which, I think, for everyone it’ll be good if you could explain.

May 4, 2021

5:07

What is death? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Prasoon Joshi | #4

Synopsis: What is exactly death? Is it the decaying of the body? Or the dying of the body is death? On one hand my body is dying and my thoughts, my ideas are becoming something which the world suppose, embraces. And they live without me. So would you call it death? What would you define death as?

Synopsis: What is exactly death? Is it the decaying of the body? Or the dying of...

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... the body is death? On one hand my body is dying and my thoughts, my ideas are becoming something which the world suppose, embraces. And they live without me. So would you call it death? What would you define death as?

May 4, 2021

7:54

Is being reborn a curse? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Prasoon Joshi | #3

Synopsis: On one hand we say that, you know, this is just a change of clothes. But why do people glorify death so much when they come to Kashi? Why do we need so many rituals around death? Second thing is, what is this ‘moksha’? What is ‘mukti’? Isn’t it against life? Re-birth, everything. Isn’t it that we are glorifying death far too much? And ultimate death in Kashi,...

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... which is mukti. Does it mean we are against life? Do we think that being reborn is a curse?

Synopsis: On one hand we say that, you know, this is just a change of clothes....

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... But why do people glorify death so much when they come to Kashi? Why do we need so many rituals around death? Second thing is, what is this ‘moksha’? What is ‘mukti’? Isn’t it against life? Re-birth, everything. Isn’t it that we are glorifying death far too much? And ultimate death in Kashi, which is mukti. Does it mean we are against life? Do we think that being reborn is a curse?

May 4, 2021

10:08

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

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

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... Is it greed?

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

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

May 4, 2021

9:42

Sadhguru’s thoughts on Kashi | Sadhguru in Conversation with Prasoon Joshi | #1

Synopsis: You must have thought a lot about this place. Does it match up to what you thought?

Synopsis: You must have thought a lot about this place. Does it match up to what...

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... you thought?

May 4, 2021

8:31

The unbelievable power of imagination

Transcript: Tantra is willing to use the mind in a certain way. Tantric processes need elaborate visualization. Elaborate. Very sophisticated levels of visualization to a point where it manifests. To make mental process just like a physical process is what tantra is trying to do. To make imagination so strong that after some time, it is like physical. You actually create a ghost or you create a god. Both are possible....

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... Both are possible, any kind of form you want, you can actually create it, manifest it, and make it walk. You know, like I was probably at that time, first standard means I was five, six. Six, seven I think. Second, third standard I must have been. And I have a cousin brother who's a no good fellow. So that time, in my mind I'm, you know, like if I'm sitting like this, I can be engaged in my mind for hours on end without any communication with anybody. Because I'm setting up all kinds of things. So I loved Mysore zoos so much, I want to have my own zoo. So I designed my own zoo. I didn't call it a zoo, it was a world by itself where animals were not locked as I wanted them. They were all over the place. Lots of animals and of course, I had a rhinoceros. So this fellow, you know one day something, he was with me and I told him, do you want to see my pet animals? He said, yeah. So I just kind of took him in. I just started talking to him and I sat with him and I told him, see this is it. Can you see this? Can you see this? Can you see this? See this one. Every day he wants to go. A couple of times I allowed because he had something that I wanted. After that he has nothing but he wants to go every day. And every day I have to sit with him and take him in. He got addicted to it. I am saying, it can become so real.

Transcript: Tantra is willing to use the mind in a certain way. Tantric processes need elaborate visualization. Elaborate....

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... Very sophisticated levels of visualization to a point where it manifests. To make mental process just like a physical process is what tantra is trying to do. To make imagination so strong that after some time, it is like physical. You actually create a ghost or you create a god. Both are possible. Both are possible, any kind of form you want, you can actually create it, manifest it, and make it walk. You know, like I was probably at that time, first standard means I was five, six. Six, seven I think. Second, third standard I must have been. And I have a cousin brother who's a no good fellow. So that time, in my mind I'm, you know, like if I'm sitting like this, I can be engaged in my mind for hours on end without any communication with anybody. Because I'm setting up all kinds of things. So I loved Mysore zoos so much, I want to have my own zoo. So I designed my own zoo. I didn't call it a zoo, it was a world by itself where animals were not locked as I wanted them. They were all over the place. Lots of animals and of course, I had a rhinoceros. So this fellow, you know one day something, he was with me and I told him, do you want to see my pet animals? He said, yeah. So I just kind of took him in. I just started talking to him and I sat with him and I told him, see this is it. Can you see this? Can you see this? Can you see this? See this one. Every day he wants to go. A couple of times I allowed because he had something that I wanted. After that he has nothing but he wants to go every day. And every day I have to sit with him and take him in. He got addicted to it. I am saying, it can become so real.

May 3, 2021

3:29

Mastery over the five elements – a key to good health

Transcript: This body is made of five fundamental elements. Earth, water, fire, air, and space. The quality of your life essentially depends on how wonderful these five elements are within you. These five elements being the very basis of creation. The entire cosmos is a mischief of these five elements. Just with five ingredients, how much has been done. This is the brilliance of creation, that with simply five...

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... fundamental ingredients so much variety has been done. Having mastery over these five elements will give you a tremendous sense of command over your own life. Your personal health, your mental well-being, your ability to impact the world and to be able to influence the very atmosphere in which you exist. This is possible for every human being to do this. I am not even talking about the deeper dimensions of your consciousness. I am just talking about the five elements, the fundamental life making material within you. The physical world can be largely mastered with mastery over these five elements and the very basis of yoga, the root of yoga is in the fundamental practice called the Bhuta Shuddhi. Or, how to cleanse the elements in such a way that they will function at their highest. This Bhuta Shuddhi practice is the very core of yogic sciences and every other aspect of yoga, which is called as preparatory in nature. Of yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, all these four aspects of yoga. In the ashtanga yoga, or the eight limb yoga, first four dimensions of yoga are essentially in Bhuta Shuddhi practices. By mastering the five elements, or even having a little control over the five elements, you can feel greatly enhanced both, physically, psychologically, energy wise, and in terms of the world. This is something every youth should start. It is such a crime that in this culture, where almost the entire culture has a yogic basis to it, today we are running schools and parents are bringing up their children without even a scent of yoga in their life, without even any attempt to give them some mastery over the five elements. This is the tragedy that we are seeing right now. It's my vision, my blessing, every parent if you have a child and yourself, you must make sure that some amount of time and energy is dedicated to the enhancement of the life that you are. And the foundations of life, which is your body and mind, must be greatly enhanced. Only then you can craft your own destiny. Otherwise, you are like a dry leaf being thrown around by the wild winds around you.

Transcript: This body is made of five fundamental elements. Earth, water, fire, air, and space. The quality of your...

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... life essentially depends on how wonderful these five elements are within you. These five elements being the very basis of creation. The entire cosmos is a mischief of these five elements. Just with five ingredients, how much has been done. This is the brilliance of creation, that with simply five fundamental ingredients so much variety has been done. Having mastery over these five elements will give you a tremendous sense of command over your own life. Your personal health, your mental well-being, your ability to impact the world and to be able to influence the very atmosphere in which you exist. This is possible for every human being to do this. I am not even talking about the deeper dimensions of your consciousness. I am just talking about the five elements, the fundamental life making material within you. The physical world can be largely mastered with mastery over these five elements and the very basis of yoga, the root of yoga is in the fundamental practice called the Bhuta Shuddhi. Or, how to cleanse the elements in such a way that they will function at their highest. This Bhuta Shuddhi practice is the very core of yogic sciences and every other aspect of yoga, which is called as preparatory in nature. Of yama, niyama, asana, pranayama, all these four aspects of yoga. In the ashtanga yoga, or the eight limb yoga, first four dimensions of yoga are essentially in Bhuta Shuddhi practices. By mastering the five elements, or even having a little control over the five elements, you can feel greatly enhanced both, physically, psychologically, energy wise, and in terms of the world. This is something every youth should start. It is such a crime that in this culture, where almost the entire culture has a yogic basis to it, today we are running schools and parents are bringing up their children without even a scent of yoga in their life, without even any attempt to give them some mastery over the five elements. This is the tragedy that we are seeing right now. It's my vision, my blessing, every parent if you have a child and yourself, you must make sure that some amount of time and energy is dedicated to the enhancement of the life that you are. And the foundations of life, which is your body and mind, must be greatly enhanced. Only then you can craft your own destiny. Otherwise, you are like a dry leaf being thrown around by the wild winds around you.

May 2, 2021

3:37

Is Ganga water really special? Myth or reality?

Transcript: This would have been the argument about 10 years ago, that people would say water is water. How can one water be different from another? If water is cleaned off impurities, all water is same. This would have been the argument 10 years ago, but not anymore. Modern science is clearly saying that depending upon what the water has been in touch with, accordingly it behaves differently. This is an established...

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... fact now because water has memory. Now, when we say Ganga jal, why it's been important is, it is flowing through certain lands. It is flowing through certain terrain which has a certain impact. And it is not for one or two generations, for hundreds of generations people have been doing spiritual sadhana and they have been in touch with this water. The quality of that is there in the water. Sunderlal Bahuguna went about proving this to people. Nothing much happened unfortunately. But his own health got transformed tremendously, just living on the Ganga bank. Now, is this just emotion? No. But at the same time, is the water what it used to be before in Ganga? No, because the water that you're drinking today is held in a dam in two, three different places and one dam which holds it there for a long period of time and then let out. It is not the same thing anymore unfortunately. This is one thing we should have not done. If you want electricity, there are so many other ways to do it. This is one thing we should have not done because Ganga had a special quality. Now we put a dam across this, in Himalayas, which is absolutely unnecessary. So I think it was a sacrilege that we put a dam on Ganga for electricity. We could have generated it in so many different ways. Well it is the necessity of the people. On the planes, we do it. But that one river, which is the consciousness of this country, we could have left it alone. Most of the water that's coming in Ganga river today flows through tunnels, it's going through turbines and then coming. So I cannot assure you that it's the same quality now, but still whether you believe or you don't believe, if you touch the water you will see it's very different. Because I've trekked in Himalayas for 27 years. Continuously, 27 years I tekked, every year I went back. Many times I have seen, just a glass of water I drink, I don't have to eat anything. Whole day I'm walking with just one glass of water. You drink a stomach full of water, it just keeps you going. That won't happen anywhere else. If you go to the upper regions, if you go towards, you know, Gomukh and those areas, the water is definitely special. As it comes down with all these turbines and stuff, it's not the same. But still it is different from what you would find elsewhere. So this is not an emotional aspect, there is a scientific basis to it. Unfortunately, we are not maintaining that atmosphere. We are destroying the atmosphere and expect the water to be same. It won't be after some time.

Transcript: This would have been the argument about 10 years ago, that people would say water is water. How can one...

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... water be different from another? If water is cleaned off impurities, all water is same. This would have been the argument 10 years ago, but not anymore. Modern science is clearly saying that depending upon what the water has been in touch with, accordingly it behaves differently. This is an established fact now because water has memory. Now, when we say Ganga jal, why it's been important is, it is flowing through certain lands. It is flowing through certain terrain which has a certain impact. And it is not for one or two generations, for hundreds of generations people have been doing spiritual sadhana and they have been in touch with this water. The quality of that is there in the water. Sunderlal Bahuguna went about proving this to people. Nothing much happened unfortunately. But his own health got transformed tremendously, just living on the Ganga bank. Now, is this just emotion? No. But at the same time, is the water what it used to be before in Ganga? No, because the water that you're drinking today is held in a dam in two, three different places and one dam which holds it there for a long period of time and then let out. It is not the same thing anymore unfortunately. This is one thing we should have not done. If you want electricity, there are so many other ways to do it. This is one thing we should have not done because Ganga had a special quality. Now we put a dam across this, in Himalayas, which is absolutely unnecessary. So I think it was a sacrilege that we put a dam on Ganga for electricity. We could have generated it in so many different ways. Well it is the necessity of the people. On the planes, we do it. But that one river, which is the consciousness of this country, we could have left it alone. Most of the water that's coming in Ganga river today flows through tunnels, it's going through turbines and then coming. So I cannot assure you that it's the same quality now, but still whether you believe or you don't believe, if you touch the water you will see it's very different. Because I've trekked in Himalayas for 27 years. Continuously, 27 years I tekked, every year I went back. Many times I have seen, just a glass of water I drink, I don't have to eat anything. Whole day I'm walking with just one glass of water. You drink a stomach full of water, it just keeps you going. That won't happen anywhere else. If you go to the upper regions, if you go towards, you know, Gomukh and those areas, the water is definitely special. As it comes down with all these turbines and stuff, it's not the same. But still it is different from what you would find elsewhere. So this is not an emotional aspect, there is a scientific basis to it. Unfortunately, we are not maintaining that atmosphere. We are destroying the atmosphere and expect the water to be same. It won't be after some time.

May 1, 2021

3:37

The mystical Koorma Nadi – key to experience life beyond body

Transcript: So this breath, or what conducts the breath, in yoga we call this the Koorma Nadi. You know what's Koorma? Not kurma. No I saw some tongues. Koorma means a turtle or a tortoise. An amphibious creature, it's in the water but it can also venture out. So you can become an amphibious creature if you master this Koorma Nadi. That means you're in the body but you can be little outside the physical nature...

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... because this is your desire. Your desire is not to leave the physical for good. You want to be rooted in the physical but you want to have a taste of what is beyond. This is human desire, always. So Koorma Nadi, this breath is referred to as Koorma Nadi because if you use it properly, you can become like an amphibious creature. That you can be in the body but you can venture outside. This is like a rope. Let's say we pull out your breath right now. If I take away your breath, what will happen? You and your body will fall apart. Right now in your experience, you are the body sitting here. But this rice and chinta taku and gomakura, everything is gathered up here and sitting here. Yes or no? Yes? It's food that you've eaten. Is this an accumulation? Do you understand this is an accumulation? What you accumulate can be yours, can never ever be you, isn't it? Whatever you accumulate can be yours, can never ever be you. So the moment, if I pull the breath away, then you and what you have gathered will fall apart. You and your body will fall apart. Or in other words it's the breath or the Koorma Nadi which ties you and your body together. When we say Koorma Nadi, we're not just talking about the passage of air. Right now you're incapable of experiencing the breath. In the sense, see right now if you watch, you think you're watching the breath? No. You're only noticing the sensations caused by the passage of breath. You're not capable of knowing the breath itself. So the breath, or what sets up this pattern, what directs this pattern, that we are calling as Koorma Nadi. If you have some mastery over that, you become an amphibious creature. That is, you are rooted in the physical but you can venture out. If this much freedom arises in human life, suddenly you know there is another possibility. That there is something beyond physical nature. Whatever you are going through within this physical cocoon is not everything. You know, on a completely different dimension of life. If this one thing you know, if you have a moment of experience beyond your physicality, death is not an issue, isn't it?

Transcript: So this breath, or what conducts the breath, in yoga we call this the Koorma Nadi. You know what's Koorma?...

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... Not kurma. No I saw some tongues. Koorma means a turtle or a tortoise. An amphibious creature, it's in the water but it can also venture out. So you can become an amphibious creature if you master this Koorma Nadi. That means you're in the body but you can be little outside the physical nature because this is your desire. Your desire is not to leave the physical for good. You want to be rooted in the physical but you want to have a taste of what is beyond. This is human desire, always. So Koorma Nadi, this breath is referred to as Koorma Nadi because if you use it properly, you can become like an amphibious creature. That you can be in the body but you can venture outside. This is like a rope. Let's say we pull out your breath right now. If I take away your breath, what will happen? You and your body will fall apart. Right now in your experience, you are the body sitting here. But this rice and chinta taku and gomakura, everything is gathered up here and sitting here. Yes or no? Yes? It's food that you've eaten. Is this an accumulation? Do you understand this is an accumulation? What you accumulate can be yours, can never ever be you, isn't it? Whatever you accumulate can be yours, can never ever be you. So the moment, if I pull the breath away, then you and what you have gathered will fall apart. You and your body will fall apart. Or in other words it's the breath or the Koorma Nadi which ties you and your body together. When we say Koorma Nadi, we're not just talking about the passage of air. Right now you're incapable of experiencing the breath. In the sense, see right now if you watch, you think you're watching the breath? No. You're only noticing the sensations caused by the passage of breath. You're not capable of knowing the breath itself. So the breath, or what sets up this pattern, what directs this pattern, that we are calling as Koorma Nadi. If you have some mastery over that, you become an amphibious creature. That is, you are rooted in the physical but you can venture out. If this much freedom arises in human life, suddenly you know there is another possibility. That there is something beyond physical nature. Whatever you are going through within this physical cocoon is not everything. You know, on a completely different dimension of life. If this one thing you know, if you have a moment of experience beyond your physicality, death is not an issue, isn't it?

April 30, 2021

3:29

How to have an out of body experience?

Transcript: See, most of the people, I know that a lot of stuff going on here. In United States everybody is doing astral journeys. It's just hallucination. Okay? You lie down and just imagine that you're flying here, flying there. That's not it. See, what is being referred to, unfortunately everything becomes ridiculous when all kinds of people start handling it. What is being referred to as astral is, there...

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... are five kinds of bodies. Physical body, mental body, energy body, etheric body, and bliss body. These are five dimensions of the body. What is being referred to as astral body is, leaving the physical body, mental body, energy body, and the bliss body intact. And just allowing the etheric body to float around. That means you can conduct your activity here because your physical body, mental body, energy body is intact. But just allowing the etheric body to go, that's a certain kind of mastery. You can't just psych yourself into it. It needs enormous sadhana for a person to do that. Now, leaving the body when we say, we are just allowing the pranic body to move out, which is much simpler. It is a much simpler thing to do and it is more concrete thing. Compared to etheric body, pranic body is physical. It's more physical kind of presence. It's energy but it's a physical energy. Etheric is a transitory energy, it is neither physical nor beyond. It is a transition. Bliss body is totally beyond the physical. So getting the pranic body out and putting it back is easy and it's a much stronger experience because a physical part of you goes out and gets back. Etheric body needs much more sadhana because that is not even in your experience, it is not something that you can touch unless you're in a certain level of sadhana and intensity within yourself. But every street corner they are doing astral travel these days. That's just hallucination. See these things were done for a certain purpose. It's called Parakaya Pravesa. There have been schools which have been fundamentally focused towards this in India. Simply for entertainment, it's not worth exploring those things because it takes enormous effort to get mastery of all those things. And in the end what? What do you achieve? It is of no spiritual consequence.

Transcript: See, most of the people, I know that a lot of stuff going on here. In United States everybody is doing...

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... astral journeys. It's just hallucination. Okay? You lie down and just imagine that you're flying here, flying there. That's not it. See, what is being referred to, unfortunately everything becomes ridiculous when all kinds of people start handling it. What is being referred to as astral is, there are five kinds of bodies. Physical body, mental body, energy body, etheric body, and bliss body. These are five dimensions of the body. What is being referred to as astral body is, leaving the physical body, mental body, energy body, and the bliss body intact. And just allowing the etheric body to float around. That means you can conduct your activity here because your physical body, mental body, energy body is intact. But just allowing the etheric body to go, that's a certain kind of mastery. You can't just psych yourself into it. It needs enormous sadhana for a person to do that. Now, leaving the body when we say, we are just allowing the pranic body to move out, which is much simpler. It is a much simpler thing to do and it is more concrete thing. Compared to etheric body, pranic body is physical. It's more physical kind of presence. It's energy but it's a physical energy. Etheric is a transitory energy, it is neither physical nor beyond. It is a transition. Bliss body is totally beyond the physical. So getting the pranic body out and putting it back is easy and it's a much stronger experience because a physical part of you goes out and gets back. Etheric body needs much more sadhana because that is not even in your experience, it is not something that you can touch unless you're in a certain level of sadhana and intensity within yourself. But every street corner they are doing astral travel these days. That's just hallucination. See these things were done for a certain purpose. It's called Parakaya Pravesa. There have been schools which have been fundamentally focused towards this in India. Simply for entertainment, it's not worth exploring those things because it takes enormous effort to get mastery of all those things. And in the end what? What do you achieve? It is of no spiritual consequence.

April 29, 2021

3:21

Sabyasachi, have you considered doing a yoga clothing line? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #20

Synopsis: Namaskaram. Have you heard of LuluLemon? I’m from Canada. In North American have you heard of the LuluLemon, the yoga brand? Okay, so it’s all about sex appeal. Anyone who knows what LuluLemon is, will understand if not check it out. We really need an alternative because it’s such a turn off with yoga. And I’m just wondering if you’ve considered doing a yoga...

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... clothing line. That’s fashionable kurtas and pyjamas that are suited for doing yoga that are made of organic cotton. And I did the Hatha Yoga teacher training in 2015 and I would’ve never ever considered doing yoga in a kurta and pyjama when I was at home. But now I can’t do it in spandex and tight fabrics anymore. And I totally understand why Sadhguru says about not doing yoga in tight clothing. And it’s profound, the experience of it. And so I’m wondering if you can create that in North America?

Synopsis: Namaskaram. Have you heard of LuluLemon? I’m from Canada. In North...

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... American have you heard of the LuluLemon, the yoga brand? Okay, so it’s all about sex appeal. Anyone who knows what LuluLemon is, will understand if not check it out. We really need an alternative because it’s such a turn off with yoga. And I’m just wondering if you’ve considered doing a yoga clothing line. That’s fashionable kurtas and pyjamas that are suited for doing yoga that are made of organic cotton. And I did the Hatha Yoga teacher training in 2015 and I would’ve never ever considered doing yoga in a kurta and pyjama when I was at home. But now I can’t do it in spandex and tight fabrics anymore. And I totally understand why Sadhguru says about not doing yoga in tight clothing. And it’s profound, the experience of it. And so I’m wondering if you can create that in North America?

April 29, 2021

4:21

Sabyasachi, have you ever faced criticism? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #19

Synopsis: Namaskaram Sadhguru, namaskaram Sabyasachi. I yet have to meet anyone I know who does not like your designs. But yet I would like to ask you, have you faced criticism? And what was that? And how did you handle it?

Synopsis: Namaskaram Sadhguru, namaskaram Sabyasachi. I yet have to meet anyone...

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... I know who does not like your designs. But yet I would like to ask you, have you faced criticism? And what was that? And how did you handle it?

April 29, 2021

4:07

Plastic surgery | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #18

Synopsis: ...

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...It’s about plastic surgery and yoga. So what I wanted to find out was, my cousin said that with the type of cesarean I had, to do plastic surgery in order to cut off the excess fat. For me, I just thought, I’m on the path of yoga, it doesn’t matter. And I wanted to find out from you, what do you think of plastic surgery, cutting off skin? And how that impacts yoga?

Synopsis: It’s about plastic surgery and yoga. So what I wanted to find out was,...

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... my cousin said that with the type of cesarean I had, to do plastic surgery in order to cut off the excess fat. For me, I just thought, I’m on the path of yoga, it doesn’t matter. And I wanted to find out from you, what do you think of plastic surgery, cutting off skin? And how that impacts yoga?

April 29, 2021

0:59

How many clothes should one own? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #17

Synopsis: Hello. Namaskaram. Hi, my name is Alex and I’m from Brazil. Sadhguru mentioned as a suggestion that everybody should have 10% of their wardrobe with handmade, organic clothes. So when we think about clothes, a lot of people open their wardrobes and say, I have nothing to wear. So, having that in mind, when we think about clothes, often it brings my mind to natural...

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... resources and raw materials. And the way we assemble it, brings us fashion. And fashion brings us to expression, art, as well as perception of egocentrism. So knowing that we are 7 billion in the world, how to balance consumerism, art and nature in a way that we keep this balance. So for both of you, what is your recommendation? How many clothes should a human being consume? How much should we buy to keep this balance positive in harmony with nature?

Synopsis: Hello. Namaskaram. Hi, my name is Alex and I’m from Brazil. Sadhguru...

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... mentioned as a suggestion that everybody should have 10% of their wardrobe with handmade, organic clothes. So when we think about clothes, a lot of people open their wardrobes and say, I have nothing to wear. So, having that in mind, when we think about clothes, often it brings my mind to natural resources and raw materials. And the way we assemble it, brings us fashion. And fashion brings us to expression, art, as well as perception of egocentrism. So knowing that we are 7 billion in the world, how to balance consumerism, art and nature in a way that we keep this balance. So for both of you, what is your recommendation? How many clothes should a human being consume? How much should we buy to keep this balance positive in harmony with nature?

April 29, 2021

9:26

What are your views on making your clothes available to more people? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #16

Synopsis: Namaskaram everyone. My name is Manasi. And my question is to Sabyasachi. And please forgive me if this is a politically incorrect question. So all of us, a lot of us, I’m sure, like unique clothing and clothing that we won’t be worried we’ll find somebody else wearing. But while your designs are great and I’m a big fan of them, the truth also is that they’re...

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... accessible to a limited set of people, being the Indian film industry. Actors and actresses from the Indian film industry and of course, people who are privileged enough to afford them. So what are your views on possibly, you know I understand there’s a lot of effort that goes into customized clothes so there are reasons that it can’t be made mass and it shouldn’t be. But what are your views on making them available to more women who like your designs but today can’t think of wearing them.

Synopsis: Namaskaram everyone. My name is Manasi. And my question is to Sabyasachi....

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... And please forgive me if this is a politically incorrect question. So all of us, a lot of us, I’m sure, like unique clothing and clothing that we won’t be worried we’ll find somebody else wearing. But while your designs are great and I’m a big fan of them, the truth also is that they’re accessible to a limited set of people, being the Indian film industry. Actors and actresses from the Indian film industry and of course, people who are privileged enough to afford them. So what are your views on possibly, you know I understand there’s a lot of effort that goes into customized clothes so there are reasons that it can’t be made mass and it shouldn’t be. But what are your views on making them available to more women who like your designs but today can’t think of wearing them.

April 29, 2021

4:08

How should art be appreciated or criticized? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #15

Synopsis: Namaskaram. My question is about art, mainly architecture and design, or even a painting. And how people perceive or achieve that purpose. In terms of describing a piece of art or a piece of work as good or bad. Whereas in art you should always differentiate between a subjective and an objective criticism about art. For example, there is a study about a beautiful sketch...

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... of Leonardo Da Vinci of an old man, with all the wrinkles and things. And most of the people, they hated the painting because it was really true. So, in reality, appreciating art is that the artist knew how to send you the message. And this also, I think, happens in fashion design or even in my field, interior architecture. Sometimes you have to give a statement on a certain topic or a certain project. So most people receive it in a very subjective way. So what do you think, Sadhguru? How to differentiate or how people should differentiate between appreciating art or criticizing art from a very objective way.

Synopsis: Namaskaram. My question is about art, mainly architecture and design,...

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... or even a painting. And how people perceive or achieve that purpose. In terms of describing a piece of art or a piece of work as good or bad. Whereas in art you should always differentiate between a subjective and an objective criticism about art. For example, there is a study about a beautiful sketch of Leonardo Da Vinci of an old man, with all the wrinkles and things. And most of the people, they hated the painting because it was really true. So, in reality, appreciating art is that the artist knew how to send you the message. And this also, I think, happens in fashion design or even in my field, interior architecture. Sometimes you have to give a statement on a certain topic or a certain project. So most people receive it in a very subjective way. So what do you think, Sadhguru? How to differentiate or how people should differentiate between appreciating art or criticizing art from a very objective way.

April 29, 2021

5:21

What is art? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #14

Synopsis: Namaskaram Sadhguru ji. Namaste Sabyasachi ji. Namaste moderator ji. I’m Satish Panchedar and I’ve come from Kuwait to seek your blessing sir. My question is, is art an expression of selflessness, selfishness, or self centeredness?

Synopsis: Namaskaram Sadhguru ji. Namaste Sabyasachi ji. Namaste moderator ji....

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... I’m Satish Panchedar and I’ve come from Kuwait to seek your blessing sir. My question is, is art an expression of selflessness, selfishness, or self centeredness?

April 29, 2021

8:30

What are the perceptions of Indian fashion in the west? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #13

Synopsis: You know we’ve been talking, Sadhguru has a book that’s coming out in the US. And in the process of making that, you know, some of the conversations we’ve had have been about perceptions of yoga in the west. And I wondered what perceptions are of Indian design and fashion in the west? Is it still just the exotic element or is there more? Is it being taken more...

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... seriously than that?

Synopsis: You know we’ve been talking, Sadhguru has a book that’s coming out...

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... in the US. And in the process of making that, you know, some of the conversations we’ve had have been about perceptions of yoga in the west. And I wondered what perceptions are of Indian design and fashion in the west? Is it still just the exotic element or is there more? Is it being taken more seriously than that?

April 29, 2021

5:29

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

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

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

April 29, 2021

3:37

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

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

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

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... does chaos fit into that?

April 29, 2021

8:39

Chaos | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #10

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

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

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... interest us.

April 29, 2021

3:30

Sadhguru, who designs your clothes? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #9

Synopsis: I find him an impeccably well dressed man. So I wanted to ask you, who designs your clothes for you?

Synopsis: I find him an impeccably well dressed man. So I wanted to ask you, who...

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... designs your clothes for you?

April 29, 2021

2:18

Chaos and design | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #8

Synopsis: You know this idea of creativity is so linked to the notion of repetition as well. Isn’t it Sadhguru? The two seem to be separate but they’re not. They seem to also go together. So we sometimes think of repetition only as something that happens in a mass produced scenario. But it’s also true that the repetition of the same thing, that also fuels creativity. Not...

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... in a mechanised way, in a mechanistic way. But I think every artist also knows that rias and rasa come together really, don’t they? I’m wondering if you could say more Sadhguru, because it also interested me because you mentioned it yesterday. Chaos as a kind of creativity. Would you say more about repetition and creativity? Chaos and design?

Synopsis: You know this idea of creativity is so linked to the notion of repetition...

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... as well. Isn’t it Sadhguru? The two seem to be separate but they’re not. They seem to also go together. So we sometimes think of repetition only as something that happens in a mass produced scenario. But it’s also true that the repetition of the same thing, that also fuels creativity. Not in a mechanised way, in a mechanistic way. But I think every artist also knows that rias and rasa come together really, don’t they? I’m wondering if you could say more Sadhguru, because it also interested me because you mentioned it yesterday. Chaos as a kind of creativity. Would you say more about repetition and creativity? Chaos and design?

April 29, 2021

7:26

How to balance between individual needs and market demands? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #7

Synopsis: Given that the creative impulse also entails following a very individual imperative. And then making that meet market demands. How does one walk that very fine line?

Synopsis: Given that the creative impulse also entails following a very individual...

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... imperative. And then making that meet market demands. How does one walk that very fine line?

April 29, 2021

3:57

Is imperfection an integral part of design? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #6

Synopsis: You’ve talked of imperfection as a very integral part of your design. Would you say more about that?

Synopsis: You’ve talked of imperfection as a very integral part of your design....

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... Would you say more about that?

April 29, 2021

3:29

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

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

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

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

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

April 29, 2021

8:31

What does it take to create design? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #4

Synopsis: I’m wondering, Sabyasachi, you would like to also talk a little about that, because you’ve talked about common sense. But, clearly there’s something like a creative common sense that you’ve worked with. Because in order to create design, what does it really take? What have been the sources of inspiration for you?

Synopsis: I’m wondering, Sabyasachi, you would like to also talk a little about...

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... that, because you’ve talked about common sense. But, clearly there’s something like a creative common sense that you’ve worked with. Because in order to create design, what does it really take? What have been the sources of inspiration for you?

April 29, 2021

5:50

How can one be Indian and global? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #3

Synopsis: I think we all know that in this country we’ve had quite a magnificent heritage of design. The visual arts, the plastic arts, the performing arts. And, somehow, modern India doesn’t seem to necessarily access a particular heritage with the ease that it ought to have been able to, for various historical reasons. How would you respond to that? And what do you think...

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... one can do? What is your own engagement with reviving certain traditions but making them alive without turning insular in some way? How can one be Indian and global, which is something that you mentioned in your design statement.

Synopsis: I think we all know that in this country we’ve had quite a magnificent...

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... heritage of design. The visual arts, the plastic arts, the performing arts. And, somehow, modern India doesn’t seem to necessarily access a particular heritage with the ease that it ought to have been able to, for various historical reasons. How would you respond to that? And what do you think one can do? What is your own engagement with reviving certain traditions but making them alive without turning insular in some way? How can one be Indian and global, which is something that you mentioned in your design statement.

April 29, 2021

12:13

Is inefficiency beautiful? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #2

Synopsis: Is inefficiency beautiful? Can that be beautiful?

Synopsis: Is inefficiency beautiful? Can that be beautiful?


April 29, 2021

1:40

What is beauty? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #1

Synopsis: I thought I’ll just start with a very basic question. A simple question. It’s a question that I’m often asked at poetry readings, poetry workshops. Poetry being primarily what I practice. And the question is, what is a good poem? And the answer really is, if the poem is a form of verbal design, or verbal choreography, what is design? And is beauty implicit in that...

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... notion? If so, what is beauty to you?

Synopsis: I thought I’ll just start with a very basic question. A simple question....

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... It’s a question that I’m often asked at poetry readings, poetry workshops. Poetry being primarily what I practice. And the question is, what is a good poem? And the answer really is, if the poem is a form of verbal design, or verbal choreography, what is design? And is beauty implicit in that notion? If so, what is beauty to you?

April 29, 2021

10:49

How to always be alert? Do you feel drowsy through the day?

Transcript: If sleep is invading your life just anytime of the day, one thing is, fundamental thing is to check up your basic health. Just checking if there's something wrong with your system. Physically wrong. That you're going through, as in, you're not well. When you're not well, you sleep much more than normal, isn't it? Because something is happening in the body which does not allow enough energy to do other...

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... things, it wants to rest. First thing is that. The second thing is, the food that you eat. So, if you, you must do, you know, generally for people who are in the yogic path, you know what they say? You should eat only 24 morsels. I'm not saying this to everybody. And if you're noticing that you're tending to fall asleep through the day, you eat only 24 morsels of food, that is, 24 mouthfuls. Why 24? I will not go into that number business now. But there's a science behind it. You only eat 24 mouthfuls. Mouthful does not mean. So, essentially your alertness depends on how keenly you manage your energies. So to assist it, you eat only 24 morsels. Try from dinner. Or you want to do it tomorrow? Shall we try this in dinner or tomorrow? Now if you do eat only 24 morsels, normal sized morsels, you will see in the morning you will wake up at 3:30. Yes. In the Indian way of looking at time, there's something called as a nimisha which has something to do with 24. That's why you eat 24. You eat 24. And still you must take the same time as somebody who is eating a full meal. Whoever, just see whoever eats maximum in the ashram, just see their plate. Till they get up, you must be sitting right there. Not simply sitting, you must chew. To every mouthful, you chew 24 times. 1, 2, 3, 4, chew it 24 times. Now you will see you will take more time than anybody else. But your food is pre-digested in your mouth before it goes in. It will not cause dullness. If you chew your food sufficiently, you will see food will not cause dullness. If it's masticated in the mouth region, then morning you will wake up at 3:30. What do I do Sadhguru? Just what you asked. Meditate.

Transcript: If sleep is invading your life just anytime of the day, one thing is, fundamental thing is to check up...

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... your basic health. Just checking if there's something wrong with your system. Physically wrong. That you're going through, as in, you're not well. When you're not well, you sleep much more than normal, isn't it? Because something is happening in the body which does not allow enough energy to do other things, it wants to rest. First thing is that. The second thing is, the food that you eat. So, if you, you must do, you know, generally for people who are in the yogic path, you know what they say? You should eat only 24 morsels. I'm not saying this to everybody. And if you're noticing that you're tending to fall asleep through the day, you eat only 24 morsels of food, that is, 24 mouthfuls. Why 24? I will not go into that number business now. But there's a science behind it. You only eat 24 mouthfuls. Mouthful does not mean. So, essentially your alertness depends on how keenly you manage your energies. So to assist it, you eat only 24 morsels. Try from dinner. Or you want to do it tomorrow? Shall we try this in dinner or tomorrow? Now if you do eat only 24 morsels, normal sized morsels, you will see in the morning you will wake up at 3:30. Yes. In the Indian way of looking at time, there's something called as a nimisha which has something to do with 24. That's why you eat 24. You eat 24. And still you must take the same time as somebody who is eating a full meal. Whoever, just see whoever eats maximum in the ashram, just see their plate. Till they get up, you must be sitting right there. Not simply sitting, you must chew. To every mouthful, you chew 24 times. 1, 2, 3, 4, chew it 24 times. Now you will see you will take more time than anybody else. But your food is pre-digested in your mouth before it goes in. It will not cause dullness. If you chew your food sufficiently, you will see food will not cause dullness. If it's masticated in the mouth region, then morning you will wake up at 3:30. What do I do Sadhguru? Just what you asked. Meditate.

April 28, 2021

3:35

How to deal with challenging times?

Transcript: Challenging times are an opportunity, both for individuals and the nation, to rise above their comfort zones and enhance life. If we look at life only in terms of social situations, our economic conditions, and other relative experiences of life, then we would see a challenging time as a disaster. But if you see life as life itself, if you see life the way I see it, then you would naturally see every...

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... challenging time is an opportunity for you to enhance your life and the life of the society around you, and the nation. Because challenging times means life is in a flux. When it's a flux, if you know how to ride life, it'll become a great possibility. Of course, there is a lot of difficulty, there is hardship. But hardship is one thing, suffering is another thing. Hardship is a situation in which we exist. Suffering is the psychological situation that we create. Hardship strengthens us, emboldens us. Hardship makes us strong towards a greater possibility. But suffering is an unfortunate consequence that a whole lot of human beings create because they have no control over their psychological space. When situations in the world are against you, your body, your mind, your emotion and your energies should work for you. For this you need a little bit of engineering yourself. An inner engineering needs to happen. This is the whole science of yoga, how to ensure that you are never the problem in your life. Make this one thing happen in your life, that you are never the problem in your life. There are a thousand problems of survival, of wanting to flourish in the world, of people, of enemies, of nations, of social situations. Many, many problems. But you should never be a problem in this world. You must always be a part of the solution.

Transcript: Challenging times are an opportunity, both for individuals and the nation, to rise above their comfort...

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... zones and enhance life. If we look at life only in terms of social situations, our economic conditions, and other relative experiences of life, then we would see a challenging time as a disaster. But if you see life as life itself, if you see life the way I see it, then you would naturally see every challenging time is an opportunity for you to enhance your life and the life of the society around you, and the nation. Because challenging times means life is in a flux. When it's a flux, if you know how to ride life, it'll become a great possibility. Of course, there is a lot of difficulty, there is hardship. But hardship is one thing, suffering is another thing. Hardship is a situation in which we exist. Suffering is the psychological situation that we create. Hardship strengthens us, emboldens us. Hardship makes us strong towards a greater possibility. But suffering is an unfortunate consequence that a whole lot of human beings create because they have no control over their psychological space. When situations in the world are against you, your body, your mind, your emotion and your energies should work for you. For this you need a little bit of engineering yourself. An inner engineering needs to happen. This is the whole science of yoga, how to ensure that you are never the problem in your life. Make this one thing happen in your life, that you are never the problem in your life. There are a thousand problems of survival, of wanting to flourish in the world, of people, of enemies, of nations, of social situations. Many, many problems. But you should never be a problem in this world. You must always be a part of the solution.

April 27, 2021

2:45

Do your genes rule you? Is it possible to break the genetic grip?

Transcript: So the reason why an individual human being may feel trapped in their own limited ways is simply because they are super identified with their memory. So one of the first steps in yoga is always this, that you start identifying with your ignorance never with your knowledge. Because your knowledge, it doesn't matter how vast it is, it is minuscule in this cosmos. But our ignorance is boundless. So to...

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... blow the maximum bubble that you want, first and foremost thing is you do not identify with your knowledge. That means you do not identify with your accumulated memory. Accumulated memory, on a superficial level, may be just what I learnt. But on a deeper level, it is my genetics, it is my evolutionary memory, it is all the different dimensions of memory. So one fundamental thing we do, which is something, which would be very interesting for doctors like you to study is, we do certain things with people so they'll become free from their genetic memory as far as possible. Except for the physiological factors, we want them to be released from their parentage. This is the purpose. The entire Eastern cultures were focused on this. Now it's all messed up, people have forgotten this. Otherwise one thing is, we are always seeing how to distance ourselves from the genetic memory because we saw that if you are identified with your genetic memory, you will just be a replay of your parents life. You will not be a fresh life. If you want to be a genuinely fresh possibility, you have to distance yourself. There are many types of processes through which we distance ourselves from genetic memory. You must see this, it's so dramatic. In the sense, in 24 hours' time, the human being changes completely. The very way they think, feel, understand, and perceive life. With some of them, even their facial features will change. Suddenly they look different within 24 hours' time. The change is so dramatic. So what do you do? Like him, I also delink. For a different purpose but, it's in a way alienating from the genetic memory so that your functionality is not limited to your genetics. That you are not a copy of the parents who produced you. Yes, they have given your body, they have nurtured you to a certain adulthood, after that their business is done. Now your business is to become a totally new potential of life. That's what it is. But this will not happen. You will see this happening with people. When they were 16, 18, they're very rebellious about how they want to be. But you watch the same people after they're 45, they're behaving just like their parents. They walk like them, sit like them, talk like them, everything coming back, catching up with them. Because the genetic memory overpowers the initial desire and exuberance of youth. Once it begins to receive, you will see you start behaving just like your parents. Because the genetic memory overpowers you.

Transcript: So the reason why an individual human being may feel trapped in their own limited ways is simply because...

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... they are super identified with their memory. So one of the first steps in yoga is always this, that you start identifying with your ignorance never with your knowledge. Because your knowledge, it doesn't matter how vast it is, it is minuscule in this cosmos. But our ignorance is boundless. So to blow the maximum bubble that you want, first and foremost thing is you do not identify with your knowledge. That means you do not identify with your accumulated memory. Accumulated memory, on a superficial level, may be just what I learnt. But on a deeper level, it is my genetics, it is my evolutionary memory, it is all the different dimensions of memory. So one fundamental thing we do, which is something, which would be very interesting for doctors like you to study is, we do certain things with people so they'll become free from their genetic memory as far as possible. Except for the physiological factors, we want them to be released from their parentage. This is the purpose. The entire Eastern cultures were focused on this. Now it's all messed up, people have forgotten this. Otherwise one thing is, we are always seeing how to distance ourselves from the genetic memory because we saw that if you are identified with your genetic memory, you will just be a replay of your parents life. You will not be a fresh life. If you want to be a genuinely fresh possibility, you have to distance yourself. There are many types of processes through which we distance ourselves from genetic memory. You must see this, it's so dramatic. In the sense, in 24 hours' time, the human being changes completely. The very way they think, feel, understand, and perceive life. With some of them, even their facial features will change. Suddenly they look different within 24 hours' time. The change is so dramatic. So what do you do? Like him, I also delink. For a different purpose but, it's in a way alienating from the genetic memory so that your functionality is not limited to your genetics. That you are not a copy of the parents who produced you. Yes, they have given your body, they have nurtured you to a certain adulthood, after that their business is done. Now your business is to become a totally new potential of life. That's what it is. But this will not happen. You will see this happening with people. When they were 16, 18, they're very rebellious about how they want to be. But you watch the same people after they're 45, they're behaving just like their parents. They walk like them, sit like them, talk like them, everything coming back, catching up with them. Because the genetic memory overpowers the initial desire and exuberance of youth. Once it begins to receive, you will see you start behaving just like your parents. Because the genetic memory overpowers you.

April 25, 2021

3:48

Sadhguru, when will you tell the world about yourself? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #21

Synopsis: Sadhguru, you just mentioned that the world does not know anything about you. And that remains a fact. Even then, anybody from the world who comes in little contact with you can be so benefitted. So, when would you reveal? Or my question is, what does it take to become an Arjuna for the yogi of the highest order of our times. Our Krishna, for you to reveal.

Synopsis: Sadhguru, you just mentioned that the world does not know anything about...

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... you. And that remains a fact. Even then, anybody from the world who comes in little contact with you can be so benefitted. So, when would you reveal? Or my question is, what does it take to become an Arjuna for the yogi of the highest order of our times. Our Krishna, for you to reveal.

April 25, 2021

11:00

How to not get attached? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #20

Synopsis: So my question is, I get very attached easily. And now I feel I’m very attached to my responsibilities. So how do I break this bondage? And if I really want to do something for myself, not for anybody, just feel the joy that I’ve been listening to you. If I want to really, really feel that joy, how do I break the bondage of responsibilities and move ahead? And how...

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... do I overcome my attachments?

Synopsis: So my question is, I get very attached easily. And now I feel I’m very...

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... attached to my responsibilities. So how do I break this bondage? And if I really want to do something for myself, not for anybody, just feel the joy that I’ve been listening to you. If I want to really, really feel that joy, how do I break the bondage of responsibilities and move ahead? And how do I overcome my attachments?

April 25, 2021

3:51

What is the greatest change I can bring to my life? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #19

Synopsis: My question is, what can be the greatest change one can bring to our life? To make it more blissful in this birth.

Synopsis: My question is, what can be the greatest change one can bring to our...

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... life? To make it more blissful in this birth.

April 25, 2021

1:28

What is the solution to life? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #18

Synopsis: I’m stuck here and I want you to please guide me. Tell me in a child’s language, what is the answer and what is the solution. I don’t want to give importance to my own thoughts and emotions, tell me how. Just make me understand.

Synopsis: I’m stuck here and I want you to please guide me. Tell me in a child’s...

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... language, what is the answer and what is the solution. I don’t want to give importance to my own thoughts and emotions, tell me how. Just make me understand.

April 25, 2021

3:51

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

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

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

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

April 25, 2021

6:17

Working for joy or working for others? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #16

Synopsis: My question is that when we cook, if we have to get joy, joy of cooking, then that joy is something which is internal. And I cook for my joy. But when you’re cooking for others, then you want to give them joy. And at times there’s a conflict. Who should win?

Synopsis: My question is that when we cook, if we have to get joy, joy of cooking,...

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... then that joy is something which is internal. And I cook for my joy. But when you’re cooking for others, then you want to give them joy. And at times there’s a conflict. Who should win?

April 25, 2021

5:37

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