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The secret behind Bruce Lee’s lightening speed

Transcript: He kept his fist just three inches away from the journalist's body and hoo! The man went and fell in the pool. Because you're using the Manipuraka, hoo. The man will just fly. Bruce Lee, heard of him? He was not a yogi, okay? He gave a demo. So a journalist came and asked him, he was still not yet so famous in Hollywood, he had just come to Hollywood and talks were going on because he gave some demonstrations...

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... and he was almost super-human. So talks were going on, a journalist came to interview him. And he asked him, "Okay people are talking about all this, give me a demonstration about your power." So Bruce Lee made him stand here, he was at a swimming pool. The swimming pool was nine feet away. He was standing here, the swimming pool edge is nine feet away. He said, "You just stand here," and he kept his fist just three inches away from the journalist's body and hoo! The man went and fell in the pool. A 185 pound man went and fell in the pool with a three inch punch. Just that's all. No like this, just. That's all. Because you're using the Manipuraka, hoo! The man will just fly. Manipuraka could be mobile but that's not a good thing to do. Some of the people, who are into certain type of martial arts, are making their Manipuraka mobile to demonstrate certain things. That is not good at all. Once you learn to move your Manipuraka in a certain way, that too to do demos and stuff, such a person will not live long. So I'm not saying this only with this relation, because anyway he's dead, that's easy to say. Not in that context. Innocently they have shown these things in some of the things. There are yogis who move their Manipuraka and do things. Such people never physically move. They sit in the same place. Once your maintenance center is moved around, you don't move your physical body, you sit in the same place always. I think in some of these martial arts movies, innocently, not knowing what it is, they have shown this. Some old people are sitting, somebody falls down but they're always sitting. Have you seen this?

Transcript: He kept his fist just three inches away from the journalist's body and hoo! The man went and fell in...

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... the pool. Because you're using the Manipuraka, hoo. The man will just fly. Bruce Lee, heard of him? He was not a yogi, okay? He gave a demo. So a journalist came and asked him, he was still not yet so famous in Hollywood, he had just come to Hollywood and talks were going on because he gave some demonstrations and he was almost super-human. So talks were going on, a journalist came to interview him. And he asked him, "Okay people are talking about all this, give me a demonstration about your power." So Bruce Lee made him stand here, he was at a swimming pool. The swimming pool was nine feet away. He was standing here, the swimming pool edge is nine feet away. He said, "You just stand here," and he kept his fist just three inches away from the journalist's body and hoo! The man went and fell in the pool. A 185 pound man went and fell in the pool with a three inch punch. Just that's all. No like this, just. That's all. Because you're using the Manipuraka, hoo! The man will just fly. Manipuraka could be mobile but that's not a good thing to do. Some of the people, who are into certain type of martial arts, are making their Manipuraka mobile to demonstrate certain things. That is not good at all. Once you learn to move your Manipuraka in a certain way, that too to do demos and stuff, such a person will not live long. So I'm not saying this only with this relation, because anyway he's dead, that's easy to say. Not in that context. Innocently they have shown these things in some of the things. There are yogis who move their Manipuraka and do things. Such people never physically move. They sit in the same place. Once your maintenance center is moved around, you don't move your physical body, you sit in the same place always. I think in some of these martial arts movies, innocently, not knowing what it is, they have shown this. Some old people are sitting, somebody falls down but they're always sitting. Have you seen this?

September 30, 2020

3:30

Your body is just soil – Treat soil with reverence for good health

Transcript: Everytime I hear this, particularly when I'm in United States, I still can't come to terms with it. People calling earth as dirt. Dirt is trash, isn't it? Yes or no? Even in America dirt is trash. No? Something that you don't want. But soil, here we call it thaimanna, mother earth. And, when I hear this word dirt, I've heard it a thousand times. But still, something cringes in me. Once you make the...

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... source of your life a commodtiy, your father, mother, children, wife, husband, become commodities, is not far away. It's a natural consequence. You don't have to do it, anyway it'll happen. If you make the raw material dirt, the product is bound to be dirt, isn't it? The most foolish thing that we have done in the name of science is, we have reduced everything in the universe into a commodity. In this culture, we don't see anything as a commodity. We see everything as ingredients of life. So this is why, food comes, water comes, air, the sky, the sun, the moon, a stone, a tree, anything. Because it's not something that you can use and throw. You cannot use and throw anything in this existence. It passes through you. It is you for a certain period of time. After that it becomes something else. You're only a relay runner, you're not the runner on the planet. Everything goes through you. The air that you're breathing right now, the very body that you carry right now, it has been millions of bodies in the past. It has been an insect, an animal, a snake, a cow, a monkey, a human being. I'm not talking about evolutionary process, I'm talking about the soil going through every form of life. So this is not a commodity. This is older than you, wiser than you, far more intelligent than you, far more capable than you, a far bigger process than you are as a person.

Transcript: Everytime I hear this, particularly when I'm in United States, I still can't come to terms with it. People...

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... calling earth as dirt. Dirt is trash, isn't it? Yes or no? Even in America dirt is trash. No? Something that you don't want. But soil, here we call it thaimanna, mother earth. And, when I hear this word dirt, I've heard it a thousand times. But still, something cringes in me. Once you make the source of your life a commodtiy, your father, mother, children, wife, husband, become commodities, is not far away. It's a natural consequence. You don't have to do it, anyway it'll happen. If you make the raw material dirt, the product is bound to be dirt, isn't it? The most foolish thing that we have done in the name of science is, we have reduced everything in the universe into a commodity. In this culture, we don't see anything as a commodity. We see everything as ingredients of life. So this is why, food comes, water comes, air, the sky, the sun, the moon, a stone, a tree, anything. Because it's not something that you can use and throw. You cannot use and throw anything in this existence. It passes through you. It is you for a certain period of time. After that it becomes something else. You're only a relay runner, you're not the runner on the planet. Everything goes through you. The air that you're breathing right now, the very body that you carry right now, it has been millions of bodies in the past. It has been an insect, an animal, a snake, a cow, a monkey, a human being. I'm not talking about evolutionary process, I'm talking about the soil going through every form of life. So this is not a commodity. This is older than you, wiser than you, far more intelligent than you, far more capable than you, a far bigger process than you are as a person.

September 23, 2020

3:07

Go here for your next vacation – especially if you have children

Transcript: If you can find a place where there are no sounds of machines and your cell phone will not ting ting. Quietly if you can listen to the sound of the trees, the breeze, the water. Just the natural sounds. If you pay enough attention, tremendous things will happen to you. Many times I've been in the South Indian, you know, their kind of tropical rainforests. The longest I've been there, through the jungle,...

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... for about 23 days alone. No any kind of support, no cell phone for sure, those days, not even a torchlight. And fourth day I ran out of the food that I was carrying. So I lived off the forest. By about the eighth day, I lost my jacket and one half of my shirt because I was chased by some animals in that whole thing. I had half a shirt and pants. And, I walked through, this is elephant country, tiger country. I saw tigers, panthers, elephants, all kinds of, wild buffaloes. Various kinds of animals. Very close quarters. But, at the end of it, when you look back, what is the biggest impact on you? It's the insects. It's in the nights, the orchestra that goes on in the rainforest. Oh my god! It's unbelievable. And the timing. Everyday, night, 2:15, means one group will stop and the other group will start. Really. Their sense of time. Everyday, exactly, by the second. One group will stop, another group will start. And you don't know what they're talking about. They're definitely talking something that you don't know, for sure. They're not just making dumb noises. So if you just sit there and listen and listen and listen and listen, slowly, you start noticing there is a pattern and an organization to this. Which is far bigger than any human symphonies that you can achieve. Far more complex and far more intense. I think it's very important for every human being. Particularly if you have children, vacation need not be Disneyland. I'm not against it, but one trip is enough. All silly stuff which excites you. Vacation should be into nature. If you can take your children, walk in a jungle, not in a resort. Just live on a mountain, expose them to nature. I will tell you, you will bring up your children not only physically healthy, mentally healthy, far more sensible and accepting and wonderful kind of human beings if they know how to. Because once you go into nature, whose son you are, whose daughter you are, what are you in the city, doesn't matter. Okay? It's very important that everybody experiences that, otherwise you start creating your own illusions as to who you are. And you start believeing it for sure.

Transcript: If you can find a place where there are no sounds of machines and your cell phone will not ting ting....

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... Quietly if you can listen to the sound of the trees, the breeze, the water. Just the natural sounds. If you pay enough attention, tremendous things will happen to you. Many times I've been in the South Indian, you know, their kind of tropical rainforests. The longest I've been there, through the jungle, for about 23 days alone. No any kind of support, no cell phone for sure, those days, not even a torchlight. And fourth day I ran out of the food that I was carrying. So I lived off the forest. By about the eighth day, I lost my jacket and one half of my shirt because I was chased by some animals in that whole thing. I had half a shirt and pants. And, I walked through, this is elephant country, tiger country. I saw tigers, panthers, elephants, all kinds of, wild buffaloes. Various kinds of animals. Very close quarters. But, at the end of it, when you look back, what is the biggest impact on you? It's the insects. It's in the nights, the orchestra that goes on in the rainforest. Oh my god! It's unbelievable. And the timing. Everyday, night, 2:15, means one group will stop and the other group will start. Really. Their sense of time. Everyday, exactly, by the second. One group will stop, another group will start. And you don't know what they're talking about. They're definitely talking something that you don't know, for sure. They're not just making dumb noises. So if you just sit there and listen and listen and listen and listen, slowly, you start noticing there is a pattern and an organization to this. Which is far bigger than any human symphonies that you can achieve. Far more complex and far more intense. I think it's very important for every human being. Particularly if you have children, vacation need not be Disneyland. I'm not against it, but one trip is enough. All silly stuff which excites you. Vacation should be into nature. If you can take your children, walk in a jungle, not in a resort. Just live on a mountain, expose them to nature. I will tell you, you will bring up your children not only physically healthy, mentally healthy, far more sensible and accepting and wonderful kind of human beings if they know how to. Because once you go into nature, whose son you are, whose daughter you are, what are you in the city, doesn't matter. Okay? It's very important that everybody experiences that, otherwise you start creating your own illusions as to who you are. And you start believeing it for sure.

September 21, 2020

4:05

The best way to consume honey

Transcript: If you cook honey, it'll become poisonous. Honey should not be cooked. I know people are baking it, cooking it in cakes and other things. It's not a good thing to do. Certain part of the honey turns poisonous if you cook it. You should put it in warm water, not in boiling hot water. If you put it in hot water, it sets off a certain kind of enzymes, behave in a certain way in the honey, that it tends...

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... to take away weight from the body. If you put it in cold water, it behaves in a different way. And, accordingly, it adds weight to the body. It is not that a few spoons of honey that you're taking is putting weight to your body. It is just that it sets off a certain reaction in your system that your absorption rate is such that you tend to gain weight. So, honey, it has different types of impacts on the system. If it's consumed raw, it has one kind of impact. If it's consumed in cold water, it has another kind of impact. If it is consumed in warm water, it's a different kind of impact. We want to consume it in warm water, here, because we want the system to open up. If you want to integrate the system just for health. Somebody is feeling, what, anaemic. Anemia means, on one level, the blood has lost its iron. That means you lost your steel. Okay? You lost the strength in the body, you'll feel exhausted. Simply exhausted for nothing. Because once the necessary iron is not there, your ability to carry oxygen through the body is less. That means, your body, your heart, your brain, everything will be on a lower level of function because you don't have enough oxygen. So, to take care of this, one of the simple things is, you consume a little bit of honey in warm water on a daily basis. And, you will see, slowly the RBC content will go up. If there's more oxygen in the blood, suddenly you feel a burst of energy. Suddenly, everything is active. The rejuvenation system in the body is going up. The dead cells are being replaced quickly. The level of inertia that you feel in the body is much lower. The level of intertia that you feel in your mind is much lower. So consuming honey will bring a certain balance to the circulatory system. Which is very, very essential for a yoga practitioner, because you're pushing the body in certain ways. So keeping the blood chemistry in a certain balance, keeping the blood pure, will definitely happen with a regular consumption of honey. And it's very necessary for someone who practices yoga.

Transcript: If you cook honey, it'll become poisonous. Honey should not be cooked. I know people are baking it, cooking...

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... it in cakes and other things. It's not a good thing to do. Certain part of the honey turns poisonous if you cook it. You should put it in warm water, not in boiling hot water. If you put it in hot water, it sets off a certain kind of enzymes, behave in a certain way in the honey, that it tends to take away weight from the body. If you put it in cold water, it behaves in a different way. And, accordingly, it adds weight to the body. It is not that a few spoons of honey that you're taking is putting weight to your body. It is just that it sets off a certain reaction in your system that your absorption rate is such that you tend to gain weight. So, honey, it has different types of impacts on the system. If it's consumed raw, it has one kind of impact. If it's consumed in cold water, it has another kind of impact. If it is consumed in warm water, it's a different kind of impact. We want to consume it in warm water, here, because we want the system to open up. If you want to integrate the system just for health. Somebody is feeling, what, anaemic. Anemia means, on one level, the blood has lost its iron. That means you lost your steel. Okay? You lost the strength in the body, you'll feel exhausted. Simply exhausted for nothing. Because once the necessary iron is not there, your ability to carry oxygen through the body is less. That means, your body, your heart, your brain, everything will be on a lower level of function because you don't have enough oxygen. So, to take care of this, one of the simple things is, you consume a little bit of honey in warm water on a daily basis. And, you will see, slowly the RBC content will go up. If there's more oxygen in the blood, suddenly you feel a burst of energy. Suddenly, everything is active. The rejuvenation system in the body is going up. The dead cells are being replaced quickly. The level of inertia that you feel in the body is much lower. The level of intertia that you feel in your mind is much lower. So consuming honey will bring a certain balance to the circulatory system. Which is very, very essential for a yoga practitioner, because you're pushing the body in certain ways. So keeping the blood chemistry in a certain balance, keeping the blood pure, will definitely happen with a regular consumption of honey. And it's very necessary for someone who practices yoga.

September 19, 2020

3:30

Honey – The ‘Superfood’ for energy

Transcript: In Karnataka there are certain tribes called Jenakurubas. Jenakurubas means they're honey shepherds. Sometime ago I had the opportunity to live with them for a short while. There diet is like this. First thing in the morning, one bamboo glass, you know, bamboo's shoots sliced off like this. He takes about 3/4th of a litre. 3/4th of a litre of honey in the morning, that's all the diet. You drink 3/4th...

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... of a litre of honey in the morning and then you're out in the forest. In a day easily you walk 30-40 kilometers. And you climb a minimum of 50 trees. Then get off. Up and down, up and down the trees. And till evening, there is nothing else. As you harvest honey, whatever comes on your hand you lick that. So in a day almost more than a litre, litre and a half honey you're taking in. When you come back in the evening, there is some cereal. Usually it's called jowla, that's jowar or, you know, it's like maize. Maize or ragi or something like this. Their main staple diet is honey. And you drink this 3/4th of a litre of honey, and whole day you're so active. But there is no hunger, you're just fired up like that. They live on this. They're called honey shepherds. Their diet is honey. Honey is one of the best things that you can consume. Psychological stability, physical well-being, vitality. All these things can be greatly enhanced simply consuming daily honey. Honey is the only substance found on the planet whose chemical composition is very close to that of human blood. We 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. It's very good for your heart, it's good for your brains, it keeps your mind alert, and it's highly energetic. So daily consumption of honey can do a lot. Especially if you have growing children, they must consume honey on a daily basis. It'll do a lot for the development of their intelligence and everything. Even the ashgourd. Ashgourd and honey together will make a wonderful diet for children in terms of enhancing their intellectual capabilities.

Transcript: In Karnataka there are certain tribes called Jenakurubas. Jenakurubas means they're honey shepherds....

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... Sometime ago I had the opportunity to live with them for a short while. There diet is like this. First thing in the morning, one bamboo glass, you know, bamboo's shoots sliced off like this. He takes about 3/4th of a litre. 3/4th of a litre of honey in the morning, that's all the diet. You drink 3/4th of a litre of honey in the morning and then you're out in the forest. In a day easily you walk 30-40 kilometers. And you climb a minimum of 50 trees. Then get off. Up and down, up and down the trees. And till evening, there is nothing else. As you harvest honey, whatever comes on your hand you lick that. So in a day almost more than a litre, litre and a half honey you're taking in. When you come back in the evening, there is some cereal. Usually it's called jowla, that's jowar or, you know, it's like maize. Maize or ragi or something like this. Their main staple diet is honey. And you drink this 3/4th of a litre of honey, and whole day you're so active. But there is no hunger, you're just fired up like that. They live on this. They're called honey shepherds. Their diet is honey. Honey is one of the best things that you can consume. Psychological stability, physical well-being, vitality. All these things can be greatly enhanced simply consuming daily honey. Honey is the only substance found on the planet whose chemical composition is very close to that of human blood. We 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. It's very good for your heart, it's good for your brains, it keeps your mind alert, and it's highly energetic. So daily consumption of honey can do a lot. Especially if you have growing children, they must consume honey on a daily basis. It'll do a lot for the development of their intelligence and everything. Even the ashgourd. Ashgourd and honey together will make a wonderful diet for children in terms of enhancing their intellectual capabilities.

September 18, 2020

2:58

The only real solution to phone addiction

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

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

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

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

September 8, 2020

3:13

Sleep Tips – How to sleep right? How much to sleep and in which direction?

Transcript: Namaskaram Sadhguru. I want to know the truth about sleeping right. Whether the duration, or the direction. What is the science behind it? Namaskaram Viru. About sleep. Sleep is a state of restfulness. Most human beings know sleep as the deepest state of restfulness. But it need not be so. There are yogic processes where far deeper states of restfulness can be achieved by dropping the metabolic activity...

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... to a very low level. But, for most human beings, sleep is the most profound restful state. In restfulness, let's not take attitudes. The best state of restfulness happens to you when you are in a state of abandon. So when it comes to sleep, do not think what position and how to sleep. Being in a state of total abandon is the best way to sleep. But, you also mentioned direction. When it comes to direction, because of the magnetic pull of the north pole, if you put your head to the north in the northern hemisphere, there is a tendency for putting pressure upon your brain. We know this by experience. But it's been studied and identified that there is a natural movement of blood towards the brain., if you put your head towards the north in the northern hemisphere. As you know, as if you're anaemic, your doctor will prescribe you with iron. So if there is that much iron in your blood, the magnetic poles naturally pull it. And, also the spin of the planet affects it. So it's best, especially the older people should not put their head to the north and sleep because it'll create a certain pressure. It is possible, because of this excessive pressure, in older people it could cause haemorrhages. More than anything, it'll lead to disturbed sleep. So, it is best not to put the head to the north in the northern hemisphere. But otherwise, you should not take any other attitude towards sleep. Sleep should happen in total abandon. That's the best way to be in a state of restfulness. It's not only during sleep. If you're in a state of abandon in your activity, you will find, your activity itself is restfulness and the sleep quota will come down dramatically. There is no prescription of how much you should sleep. Let the body decide how much you should sleep, that's the best way to go. But, if you manage your food, your mental attitudes, your emotional tranquility, well, you will see the sleep quota will come down dramatically. If you bring yogic practices, you can further bring down sleep quota quite significantly so that you have more time to live.

Transcript: Namaskaram Sadhguru. I want to know the truth about sleeping right. Whether the duration, or the direction....

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... What is the science behind it? Namaskaram Viru. About sleep. Sleep is a state of restfulness. Most human beings know sleep as the deepest state of restfulness. But it need not be so. There are yogic processes where far deeper states of restfulness can be achieved by dropping the metabolic activity to a very low level. But, for most human beings, sleep is the most profound restful state. In restfulness, let's not take attitudes. The best state of restfulness happens to you when you are in a state of abandon. So when it comes to sleep, do not think what position and how to sleep. Being in a state of total abandon is the best way to sleep. But, you also mentioned direction. When it comes to direction, because of the magnetic pull of the north pole, if you put your head to the north in the northern hemisphere, there is a tendency for putting pressure upon your brain. We know this by experience. But it's been studied and identified that there is a natural movement of blood towards the brain., if you put your head towards the north in the northern hemisphere. As you know, as if you're anaemic, your doctor will prescribe you with iron. So if there is that much iron in your blood, the magnetic poles naturally pull it. And, also the spin of the planet affects it. So it's best, especially the older people should not put their head to the north and sleep because it'll create a certain pressure. It is possible, because of this excessive pressure, in older people it could cause haemorrhages. More than anything, it'll lead to disturbed sleep. So, it is best not to put the head to the north in the northern hemisphere. But otherwise, you should not take any other attitude towards sleep. Sleep should happen in total abandon. That's the best way to be in a state of restfulness. It's not only during sleep. If you're in a state of abandon in your activity, you will find, your activity itself is restfulness and the sleep quota will come down dramatically. There is no prescription of how much you should sleep. Let the body decide how much you should sleep, that's the best way to go. But, if you manage your food, your mental attitudes, your emotional tranquility, well, you will see the sleep quota will come down dramatically. If you bring yogic practices, you can further bring down sleep quota quite significantly so that you have more time to live.

September 3, 2020

3:29

Why are more youngsters taking to intoxication?

Transcript: Namaskaram Sadhguru. I'd like to know the truth about the increase in alcohol usage and addiction in my generation, younger generation. Very young kids, kids in school are starting to use substances, and as a safe haven, as an escape for them. And that feels very scary and dangerous. I want to know why you think kids are using this and I want to know what you think is the best way, most organic way...

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... to get people out of it. Namaskaram Nag. I like your name. Cobras have always been very dear to me. And, if you do not know this, cobra venom also is an intoxicant if it's used in a certain way. Why the need for intoxication is going up in the society. There are many reasons. One basic thing is, people are no more fighting for survival. A large segment of society has moved out of survival. When people move out of survival, they must find other areas of interest and passionate involvement. If that doesn't happen, the need for pleasure and the need for intoxication will naturally go up in that given society. This is why it's very important that even if the parents are affluent, the children should not know affluence till they come to a certain age. In this culture, even the kings send their children to gurukula, where they studied with other children. Where everybody lived with very basic needs. Because the necessary sense of discipline and involvement and engagement with life has to happen before wealth comes into somebody's life. Otherwise, wealth will become a burden that you carry on your head. And this is what is happening to this generation. And one more reason is, because these days both the parents are working largely, at an early age the needed attention, that the child needs, is not happening to the child. So naturally various deviances are taken to. And, there is not enough physical activity. When you don't enjoy the fitness of your body, then the only other thing that you will enjoy is intoxication. If you do not enjoy the vibrance and vitality of your system, then intoxication becomes the only way. And, now drugs are not only intoxication, they'll also make them feel vibrant for a few hours. So, massively the generation is moving in that way. And one more significant reason why this generation is moving towards these drugs is, in their minds the heavens that were promised are collapsing. Maybe still they're not able to articulate it very clearly. They don't have the clarity or the courage to say it. But, for a long time we have managed people, saying that if you abstain from all these things, in heaven all of this will be available in huge quantities. Now heavens are collapsing so they're trying to drink it up right here. So like this there are many aspects. Fundamentally, there is no need for an individual human being to physically strive for his survival. That itself makes the need for intoxication more.

Transcript: Namaskaram Sadhguru. I'd like to know the truth about the increase in alcohol usage and addiction in...

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... my generation, younger generation. Very young kids, kids in school are starting to use substances, and as a safe haven, as an escape for them. And that feels very scary and dangerous. I want to know why you think kids are using this and I want to know what you think is the best way, most organic way to get people out of it. Namaskaram Nag. I like your name. Cobras have always been very dear to me. And, if you do not know this, cobra venom also is an intoxicant if it's used in a certain way. Why the need for intoxication is going up in the society. There are many reasons. One basic thing is, people are no more fighting for survival. A large segment of society has moved out of survival. When people move out of survival, they must find other areas of interest and passionate involvement. If that doesn't happen, the need for pleasure and the need for intoxication will naturally go up in that given society. This is why it's very important that even if the parents are affluent, the children should not know affluence till they come to a certain age. In this culture, even the kings send their children to gurukula, where they studied with other children. Where everybody lived with very basic needs. Because the necessary sense of discipline and involvement and engagement with life has to happen before wealth comes into somebody's life. Otherwise, wealth will become a burden that you carry on your head. And this is what is happening to this generation. And one more reason is, because these days both the parents are working largely, at an early age the needed attention, that the child needs, is not happening to the child. So naturally various deviances are taken to. And, there is not enough physical activity. When you don't enjoy the fitness of your body, then the only other thing that you will enjoy is intoxication. If you do not enjoy the vibrance and vitality of your system, then intoxication becomes the only way. And, now drugs are not only intoxication, they'll also make them feel vibrant for a few hours. So, massively the generation is moving in that way. And one more significant reason why this generation is moving towards these drugs is, in their minds the heavens that were promised are collapsing. Maybe still they're not able to articulate it very clearly. They don't have the clarity or the courage to say it. But, for a long time we have managed people, saying that if you abstain from all these things, in heaven all of this will be available in huge quantities. Now heavens are collapsing so they're trying to drink it up right here. So like this there are many aspects. Fundamentally, there is no need for an individual human being to physically strive for his survival. That itself makes the need for intoxication more.

September 2, 2020

4:00

How to get out of depression?

Transcript: If things are going wrong with your life, it's bad enough. If you get depressed, you're only multiplying the problem. For this, the activists have been, you also, you also? Okay. Okay, I'll explain that. I very much understand, I'm closely associated with various people who are in the profession. And, there are many people, because everyday I'm meeting thousands of people, not everybody is perfectly...

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... sane. Lot of them go off, they need doctor's help, everything. It's not we're discounting that. But if you do not bring the fundamental responsibility in every human being, that their physical and mental health is their business. If you do not bring this from an early age, you will see a lot more people will go off. Don't think everybody is pathologically ill. No. Those who are pathologically ill, without medication for periods of time, they may not be able to come out at all. Some of them will never come out, that is also there. That's a different matter. But we're talking about all the fringe kind of madness. Which all of us have. Something goes wrong, I can also drive myself into depression. I can also drive myself into depression. Something that I want doesn't happen, everybody is capable of driving themselves into depression. Isn't it so? Is it possible or not? So what you're saying is depression is not a choice? I mean, is that what you're saying, you think depression is a choice? Please understand. There are some who are pathologically ill. It gets them inspite of themselves. But many of them push themselves into it. Suppose you get very angry, what is the expression you use? I'm mad at you! So, consciously, willingly, you're getting mad because you get some results in the society. If you keep trying it, because the line between sanity and insanity is so thin, if you push, push, one day you will cross. There are many, many, many people in the world, who need not be ill. Both physically and mentally, not just mental illness I'm talking. Both physically and mentally, they need not be ill. See right now, for last 50 years, some millions of cardiac surgeries have been done. Today surgeons are clearly telling you, if you go off red meat, you eat the right food, if you exercise, you will not come for the surgery table. Is that against your cardiology? Why is psychology such an insecure profession? Absolutely not. There's a certain diagnostic criteria. So I might be sad, I might be extremely sad, but that does not mean that I'm depressed. I'm entitled to my sadness. See. Please, who doesn't know this? Do I look so simplistic that I don't understand seombody is sad and somebody is depressed? But is it possible that many people push themselves into depressive states at certain times in their life? And the same people, also came out in a determined way. Is it there? Thousands of them. Is it there or no? Many of them. So, if I say it is open, everybody need to end up with chemicals. Maybe it's against a particular profession, but we're talking for humanity.

Transcript: If things are going wrong with your life, it's bad enough. If you get depressed, you're only multiplying...

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... the problem. For this, the activists have been, you also, you also? Okay. Okay, I'll explain that. I very much understand, I'm closely associated with various people who are in the profession. And, there are many people, because everyday I'm meeting thousands of people, not everybody is perfectly sane. Lot of them go off, they need doctor's help, everything. It's not we're discounting that. But if you do not bring the fundamental responsibility in every human being, that their physical and mental health is their business. If you do not bring this from an early age, you will see a lot more people will go off. Don't think everybody is pathologically ill. No. Those who are pathologically ill, without medication for periods of time, they may not be able to come out at all. Some of them will never come out, that is also there. That's a different matter. But we're talking about all the fringe kind of madness. Which all of us have. Something goes wrong, I can also drive myself into depression. I can also drive myself into depression. Something that I want doesn't happen, everybody is capable of driving themselves into depression. Isn't it so? Is it possible or not? So what you're saying is depression is not a choice? I mean, is that what you're saying, you think depression is a choice? Please understand. There are some who are pathologically ill. It gets them inspite of themselves. But many of them push themselves into it. Suppose you get very angry, what is the expression you use? I'm mad at you! So, consciously, willingly, you're getting mad because you get some results in the society. If you keep trying it, because the line between sanity and insanity is so thin, if you push, push, one day you will cross. There are many, many, many people in the world, who need not be ill. Both physically and mentally, not just mental illness I'm talking. Both physically and mentally, they need not be ill. See right now, for last 50 years, some millions of cardiac surgeries have been done. Today surgeons are clearly telling you, if you go off red meat, you eat the right food, if you exercise, you will not come for the surgery table. Is that against your cardiology? Why is psychology such an insecure profession? Absolutely not. There's a certain diagnostic criteria. So I might be sad, I might be extremely sad, but that does not mean that I'm depressed. I'm entitled to my sadness. See. Please, who doesn't know this? Do I look so simplistic that I don't understand seombody is sad and somebody is depressed? But is it possible that many people push themselves into depressive states at certain times in their life? And the same people, also came out in a determined way. Is it there? Thousands of them. Is it there or no? Many of them. So, if I say it is open, everybody need to end up with chemicals. Maybe it's against a particular profession, but we're talking for humanity.

August 26, 2020

3:36

What is the one hope to cling to when you are fully shattered?

Transcript: When he's fully shattered, what can he do? The question is, do you want to allow yourself to be full shattered? That's the question. And many things that don't work out in your early life, you will see later on, it is a great blessing. Even if you're put through the most horrible situations, either you can come out, using that experience, as a better human being, or you can use the experience to become...

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... a horrible mess. So whenever something hurts you, there are two options - you can either become wounded, or you can become wise. This is the choice. The more things hurt you early on in your life, the wiser you should have become, isn't it? But unfortunately, most people become wounded. This is simply because they just need an excuse to turn their own intelligence against themselves. That's all. Especially if the world around you turns against you, is it not very, very important that your intelligence stands up for you?

Transcript: When he's fully shattered, what can he do? The question is, do you want to allow yourself to be full...

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... shattered? That's the question. And many things that don't work out in your early life, you will see later on, it is a great blessing. Even if you're put through the most horrible situations, either you can come out, using that experience, as a better human being, or you can use the experience to become a horrible mess. So whenever something hurts you, there are two options - you can either become wounded, or you can become wise. This is the choice. The more things hurt you early on in your life, the wiser you should have become, isn't it? But unfortunately, most people become wounded. This is simply because they just need an excuse to turn their own intelligence against themselves. That's all. Especially if the world around you turns against you, is it not very, very important that your intelligence stands up for you?

August 25, 2020

1:36

Should Marijuana be legal?

Transcript: Is it true that this human mechanism is the most sophisticated chemical factory on the planet? So if you know how to manage this well, you can produce what you want in this. Anyway, there was an Israeli scientist. He was doing research on cannabis, and its impact on the neurological system. In about 4.5 years, he came up with this. He said, there are millions of cannabis receptors in our brain. But...

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... why? So he threw this information to all kinds of scientific disciplines to find out, why in human brain there are millions of cannabis receptors. Many funny things happened around the world in this context. Then the neurologists came up with this and said that the brain is expecting that you will produce cannabis within the system. It's not expecting you to smoke. It's expecting you produce that so that it becomes a mood equalizer for you all the time. But most human beings have become inefficient chemical factories or they're just lousy CEOs managing a great factory. So, they start smoking from outside. It's not a moral issue for me. But the thing is, there is substantial study which are being put down by those activists who want to promote it. There is substantial study to show that your decision making, certain dimensions of your brain, particularly about decision making are sufficiently suppressed. If you smoke Marijuana for 30 days, this will last for 4-5 years. Your decision making is clearly affected. With that kind of mind, with that kind of a brain, if you enter the court and I'm putting my life in your hands. I don't want a cannabis smoking lawyer for me. I don't want a cannbis smoking surgeon to work up on me. If he's just smoking on the street corner, not doing anything to anybody, it's his problem. But definitely I don't want my surgeon to be on Marijuana and do surgery on me. Yes or no? Do you want? Nor do I want other drivers. Because I drive at a certain speed, I don't want other drivers who are smoked out, driving with me. I don't want. I told you, it's not a moral issue for me. It's a question of whether it'll enhance your life or suppress your life. Whether it'll allow you to live your life full on, or will it make you a smaller life then the way you are, or what you're capable of.

Transcript: Is it true that this human mechanism is the most sophisticated chemical factory on the planet? So if...

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... you know how to manage this well, you can produce what you want in this. Anyway, there was an Israeli scientist. He was doing research on cannabis, and its impact on the neurological system. In about 4.5 years, he came up with this. He said, there are millions of cannabis receptors in our brain. But why? So he threw this information to all kinds of scientific disciplines to find out, why in human brain there are millions of cannabis receptors. Many funny things happened around the world in this context. Then the neurologists came up with this and said that the brain is expecting that you will produce cannabis within the system. It's not expecting you to smoke. It's expecting you produce that so that it becomes a mood equalizer for you all the time. But most human beings have become inefficient chemical factories or they're just lousy CEOs managing a great factory. So, they start smoking from outside. It's not a moral issue for me. But the thing is, there is substantial study which are being put down by those activists who want to promote it. There is substantial study to show that your decision making, certain dimensions of your brain, particularly about decision making are sufficiently suppressed. If you smoke Marijuana for 30 days, this will last for 4-5 years. Your decision making is clearly affected. With that kind of mind, with that kind of a brain, if you enter the court and I'm putting my life in your hands. I don't want a cannabis smoking lawyer for me. I don't want a cannbis smoking surgeon to work up on me. If he's just smoking on the street corner, not doing anything to anybody, it's his problem. But definitely I don't want my surgeon to be on Marijuana and do surgery on me. Yes or no? Do you want? Nor do I want other drivers. Because I drive at a certain speed, I don't want other drivers who are smoked out, driving with me. I don't want. I told you, it's not a moral issue for me. It's a question of whether it'll enhance your life or suppress your life. Whether it'll allow you to live your life full on, or will it make you a smaller life then the way you are, or what you're capable of.

August 20, 2020

3:00

How to lose weight?

Transcript: A very stable and effervescent physiological condition is very, very important to have a certain level of psychological freedom. Otherwise, every little thing you do, you have to think. Once you think, inevitably you're confused about every damn thing that you do. This is, this is kind of a compensatory activity. That, you know, you will see this in the cinema theatres and everything. If you have nothing...

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... to do. Never before, in the history of humanity, was food simply available like this all the time. It's a wrong thing. That everywhere you walk, there is food. It should not be. In the world today, 30% of the population is malnourished. And around the same percentage of people are obese. Overweight. See you can fix it. The world's problems of malnourishment, you can fix it. So, these practices there in the Isha Yoga Center, whenever calls comes up. Isha Vidya, you know, educating rural children, raising funds for it became a problem. Then, many people in the Yoga Center took this up, on Wednesday evenings, I won't have dinner and let that money go to the children. I think you must find 7 causes like this. I can give you 7. Monday for Rally for Rivers. Tuesday for Cauvery Calling. Wednesday for Isha Vidya. Thursday is called Guruvaar, this is for your Sadhguru. Friday for Devi, because that's her day. Saturday, you have your dinner, I'm reducing one day. Sunday, for Dhyanalinga. Like this, you find 7, or at least 6 causes. Where 6 dinners you give away, morning you eat. Alright? 10 O'clock in the morning you eat well, and again eat 10 O'clock tomorrow morning. And also, because you need to keep social distancing, drive out of the town and walk back. Get into a bus, take a, buy a ticket for 10kms away, and just walk back. Best you go without your phone and your wallet. So that you have to walk back. Do something, come on.

Transcript: A very stable and effervescent physiological condition is very, very important to have a certain level...

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... of psychological freedom. Otherwise, every little thing you do, you have to think. Once you think, inevitably you're confused about every damn thing that you do. This is, this is kind of a compensatory activity. That, you know, you will see this in the cinema theatres and everything. If you have nothing to do. Never before, in the history of humanity, was food simply available like this all the time. It's a wrong thing. That everywhere you walk, there is food. It should not be. In the world today, 30% of the population is malnourished. And around the same percentage of people are obese. Overweight. See you can fix it. The world's problems of malnourishment, you can fix it. So, these practices there in the Isha Yoga Center, whenever calls comes up. Isha Vidya, you know, educating rural children, raising funds for it became a problem. Then, many people in the Yoga Center took this up, on Wednesday evenings, I won't have dinner and let that money go to the children. I think you must find 7 causes like this. I can give you 7. Monday for Rally for Rivers. Tuesday for Cauvery Calling. Wednesday for Isha Vidya. Thursday is called Guruvaar, this is for your Sadhguru. Friday for Devi, because that's her day. Saturday, you have your dinner, I'm reducing one day. Sunday, for Dhyanalinga. Like this, you find 7, or at least 6 causes. Where 6 dinners you give away, morning you eat. Alright? 10 O'clock in the morning you eat well, and again eat 10 O'clock tomorrow morning. And also, because you need to keep social distancing, drive out of the town and walk back. Get into a bus, take a, buy a ticket for 10kms away, and just walk back. Best you go without your phone and your wallet. So that you have to walk back. Do something, come on.

August 18, 2020

3:31

Why should children learn Yoga?

Transcript: See everybody can drive a car today. But not everybody can hold the car on the road at 200km/hr. They'll fly off. Because for that you need a lot of understanding, of how the machine functions. Similarly, if you function at a rudimentary level in your life, everybody will eat, sleep, reproduce, and die. But if you want to raise a human being to a higher level of function, then there has to be a more...

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... profound understanding and perception of who we are and how we function. So this is what yoga is. If we bring this at an early age, free of all cultural trappings we can bring it. In such a way that it's purely scientific and logically correct way of doing things. If we bring this across the world into every child's life, you will definitely find a more peaceful and joyful adults as they grow up. Why is this important? There is substantial, medical, and scientific evidence that only when you're peaceful and joyful, does your body and mind function at its best. If you want to be successful, your body and your mind should function at its best. There's no question about it. This, at least this much must happen to every child. If this has to happen, it is important that children do not form strong ideas about anything. That their life remains a possibility to explore their life, throughout their life. The aspect of exploration should remain alive. The aspect of having a certain sense of wonder to everything that we see, must be there. By believing things, by attaching, or identifying with certain ideologies and philosophies, we become dead sure about everything. When we become dead sure about everything, if somebody else believes something else, then clashes will happen. The fundamental aspect of education is to expand our horizons. Unfortunately, it's just working the reverse way. Simply because we are putting set ideas into children's minds. So yoga will undo that damage. That it will not allow a human mind to become established in that way. This means. What this fundamentally means is, the nature of existence is uncertain. In this uncertainty, you're trying to create false sense of certainty. Either you simply, falsely believe that this ocean is going to be always calm like this, and I'm going to say lower this. Or, you learn to navigate through a violent, unpredictable ocean. You learn to navigate through that. Either you're equipped for it, or you're not. So yoga is that aspect which clearly celebrates the uncertainties of life. We are not trying to create a certainty. We're just trying to equip ourselves to handle uncertainty.

Transcript: See everybody can drive a car today. But not everybody can hold the car on the road at 200km/hr. They'll...

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... fly off. Because for that you need a lot of understanding, of how the machine functions. Similarly, if you function at a rudimentary level in your life, everybody will eat, sleep, reproduce, and die. But if you want to raise a human being to a higher level of function, then there has to be a more profound understanding and perception of who we are and how we function. So this is what yoga is. If we bring this at an early age, free of all cultural trappings we can bring it. In such a way that it's purely scientific and logically correct way of doing things. If we bring this across the world into every child's life, you will definitely find a more peaceful and joyful adults as they grow up. Why is this important? There is substantial, medical, and scientific evidence that only when you're peaceful and joyful, does your body and mind function at its best. If you want to be successful, your body and your mind should function at its best. There's no question about it. This, at least this much must happen to every child. If this has to happen, it is important that children do not form strong ideas about anything. That their life remains a possibility to explore their life, throughout their life. The aspect of exploration should remain alive. The aspect of having a certain sense of wonder to everything that we see, must be there. By believing things, by attaching, or identifying with certain ideologies and philosophies, we become dead sure about everything. When we become dead sure about everything, if somebody else believes something else, then clashes will happen. The fundamental aspect of education is to expand our horizons. Unfortunately, it's just working the reverse way. Simply because we are putting set ideas into children's minds. So yoga will undo that damage. That it will not allow a human mind to become established in that way. This means. What this fundamentally means is, the nature of existence is uncertain. In this uncertainty, you're trying to create false sense of certainty. Either you simply, falsely believe that this ocean is going to be always calm like this, and I'm going to say lower this. Or, you learn to navigate through a violent, unpredictable ocean. You learn to navigate through that. Either you're equipped for it, or you're not. So yoga is that aspect which clearly celebrates the uncertainties of life. We are not trying to create a certainty. We're just trying to equip ourselves to handle uncertainty.

August 14, 2020

3:25

Lifestyle Tip – Is it better to stay up late or get up early?

Transcript: There are three types of people who do not sleep in the night. A rogue will not sleep in the night. A rogue means a sick person because he cannot sleep. A bogie will not sleep in the night. A pleasure seeker will not sleep in the night because night is conducive for him, for his kind of business. A yogi also will not sleep in the night because for him also night is very conducive. Which one are you,...

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... you can decide, I don't want to say anything about it. Why night is. See, light. We value light because our visual apparatus are made in a certain way. What light does to you is, it makes everything distinct. See now, because it is lit I can see this person, this person, this person, this person, this person. Suppose lights went off and this became dark. I just see a mass of people. I don't see this person, this person, this person. So there is a certain sense of lack of boundaries in the night. So for yoga, for sexuality, for friendship, for being together, for study, for focus, for all these things, night seems to be more conducive. Because the difference between what is you and what is the other comes down in the night. Simply because our visual apparatus functions like this. Where there is no light, everything merges in our experience. So a yogi, a bogie, and a rogue, all three of them make use of the night. You can also make use of it. There is no problem, unless you're sleeping in the classroom. If you're not sleeping in the classroom, it's fine, nothing wrong with it. But, you will see, you try this and see. For every position of the sun, moon, and many things that are happening to the planet, they're happening to you. You must become life-sensitive. Then, you will know how to manage every aspect of your life. Don't become ego-sensitive. Don't become society-sensitive. Life-sensitive, if you become, what's happening with this life, if you know this one thing all the time, you will see, you got your GPS on. There's really no problem, you will never get lost. It doesn't matter who says what, what kind of situations you're put into, you're never ever lost. Because you're life-sensitive. This is all, this life needs. That this has to become life-sensitive.

Transcript: There are three types of people who do not sleep in the night. A rogue will not sleep in the night. A...

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... rogue means a sick person because he cannot sleep. A bogie will not sleep in the night. A pleasure seeker will not sleep in the night because night is conducive for him, for his kind of business. A yogi also will not sleep in the night because for him also night is very conducive. Which one are you, you can decide, I don't want to say anything about it. Why night is. See, light. We value light because our visual apparatus are made in a certain way. What light does to you is, it makes everything distinct. See now, because it is lit I can see this person, this person, this person, this person, this person. Suppose lights went off and this became dark. I just see a mass of people. I don't see this person, this person, this person. So there is a certain sense of lack of boundaries in the night. So for yoga, for sexuality, for friendship, for being together, for study, for focus, for all these things, night seems to be more conducive. Because the difference between what is you and what is the other comes down in the night. Simply because our visual apparatus functions like this. Where there is no light, everything merges in our experience. So a yogi, a bogie, and a rogue, all three of them make use of the night. You can also make use of it. There is no problem, unless you're sleeping in the classroom. If you're not sleeping in the classroom, it's fine, nothing wrong with it. But, you will see, you try this and see. For every position of the sun, moon, and many things that are happening to the planet, they're happening to you. You must become life-sensitive. Then, you will know how to manage every aspect of your life. Don't become ego-sensitive. Don't become society-sensitive. Life-sensitive, if you become, what's happening with this life, if you know this one thing all the time, you will see, you got your GPS on. There's really no problem, you will never get lost. It doesn't matter who says what, what kind of situations you're put into, you're never ever lost. Because you're life-sensitive. This is all, this life needs. That this has to become life-sensitive.

August 13, 2020

3:01

Health Tip – Eat consciously – Don’t develop ‘good’ food habits

Transcript: I want to tell you, there is no such thing as good habit and bad habit. Habit means, you're functioning unconsciously. If you're functioning unconsciously, that's a bad thing. Because the whole thing about being human is, we're capable of doing things consciously. That is the beauty of being human. That we can do everything consciously. What an animal does unconsciously, we can do the same thing consciously....

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... We can eat unconsciously or we can eat consciously. We can breathe unconsciously or we can breathe consciously. Everything that we can do, we can do it consciously. The moment we do something consciously, suddenly that human being looks very refined and wonderful. Just because somebody walks and speaks consciously, doesn't he become a beautiful human being? Yes or no? That's all. So why is it that we're trying to develop habits as if this is a good thing. Habit means fixed realities, where you don't have to think. You get up in the morning and it'll happen to you. No. Don't try to automize your life. That is not efficiency, that is efficiency of the machine. This one is supposed to function intelligently and consciously. Nobody is expecting it to function like a machine. So, about food and stuff. Food must be suitable for the body that we eat for. It is for the body. This is the building material for this body, the food that you're eating. What is the appropriate food? Unfortunately, it is all messed up right now. Traditionally we ate very sensibly in this country. But this thousand years of invasions have brought other kinds of food cultures. And today the national diet is pizza or pasta. What is it? Which is one? I don't know. Both are competing. So, we're losing our sense about food, it's definitely time to look at what is the most suitable thing. If I go into that food, it's a very long process. But, you must experiment with food. Not just by the tongue, but by the body. You eat something today and see, just learn to observe. How agile and how active your body feels after eating this food. If it feels like it wants to go to the grave, that's not good food. If it feels like it wants to be alive after eating this, except coffee. Because that's a stimulant. If you eat food and your body feels very agile and alive, that means it's good food. Body is liking it. If you eat something, it feels dull, that means it's not liking it. It's having difficulty with it. That's why it feels dull. So, just on this basis. There's so much, I mean this is a very simplistic way of putting it.

Transcript: I want to tell you, there is no such thing as good habit and bad habit. Habit means, you're functioning...

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... unconsciously. If you're functioning unconsciously, that's a bad thing. Because the whole thing about being human is, we're capable of doing things consciously. That is the beauty of being human. That we can do everything consciously. What an animal does unconsciously, we can do the same thing consciously. We can eat unconsciously or we can eat consciously. We can breathe unconsciously or we can breathe consciously. Everything that we can do, we can do it consciously. The moment we do something consciously, suddenly that human being looks very refined and wonderful. Just because somebody walks and speaks consciously, doesn't he become a beautiful human being? Yes or no? That's all. So why is it that we're trying to develop habits as if this is a good thing. Habit means fixed realities, where you don't have to think. You get up in the morning and it'll happen to you. No. Don't try to automize your life. That is not efficiency, that is efficiency of the machine. This one is supposed to function intelligently and consciously. Nobody is expecting it to function like a machine. So, about food and stuff. Food must be suitable for the body that we eat for. It is for the body. This is the building material for this body, the food that you're eating. What is the appropriate food? Unfortunately, it is all messed up right now. Traditionally we ate very sensibly in this country. But this thousand years of invasions have brought other kinds of food cultures. And today the national diet is pizza or pasta. What is it? Which is one? I don't know. Both are competing. So, we're losing our sense about food, it's definitely time to look at what is the most suitable thing. If I go into that food, it's a very long process. But, you must experiment with food. Not just by the tongue, but by the body. You eat something today and see, just learn to observe. How agile and how active your body feels after eating this food. If it feels like it wants to go to the grave, that's not good food. If it feels like it wants to be alive after eating this, except coffee. Because that's a stimulant. If you eat food and your body feels very agile and alive, that means it's good food. Body is liking it. If you eat something, it feels dull, that means it's not liking it. It's having difficulty with it. That's why it feels dull. So, just on this basis. There's so much, I mean this is a very simplistic way of putting it.

August 10, 2020

3:08

For better health – Eat with Gratitude – try it for one week and notice the difference

Transcript: Your selection of food and consumption of food also must happen consciously. More than what you eat, how you eat it is also equally important. When I say how you eat it, these are all live substances. Every one of them had a life of their own. Whether it's a plant, animal, vegetable. Every one of them had a life of their own. Now, in some way, you're making food out of it, you must consume it with...

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... utmost gratitude. If you approach it with a certain sense of gratitude and reverence towards the food that you eat. When I say reverence, it may feel like too much for you, but I'm asking you. Let's say we put you in a room and you had nothing to eat for 5 days. If God appears in front of you, what will you ask for? Food. So that's how important it is. You must understand, the food on your plate is not just a substance. It is not a material. It is not a commodity. It is life. It is the life-making material for you. So, you must treat it as such. Right now, when it's on the plate, when it's out there it has no value. But the moment you consume it and it becomes your flesh and blood, now suddenly it's of immense value. Why do we live like this? It's very important, when it comes on your plate itself, you must treat it as a part of yourself. With great reverence, you must consume. Just the way you consume it, if you change that, food will behave very differently within you. This is what conscious means. If people say your consciousness has no impact on your life, only chemical structures have impact, I'm very sorry for them. Because that's not how life works. Human consciousness has a deep and profound impact on everything that we touch. Especially the food, that we are making another life as a part of ourselves. When we're doing such an act, it's very very important, we treat it with utmost gratitude and reverence.

Transcript: Your selection of food and consumption of food also must happen consciously. More than what you eat,...

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... how you eat it is also equally important. When I say how you eat it, these are all live substances. Every one of them had a life of their own. Whether it's a plant, animal, vegetable. Every one of them had a life of their own. Now, in some way, you're making food out of it, you must consume it with utmost gratitude. If you approach it with a certain sense of gratitude and reverence towards the food that you eat. When I say reverence, it may feel like too much for you, but I'm asking you. Let's say we put you in a room and you had nothing to eat for 5 days. If God appears in front of you, what will you ask for? Food. So that's how important it is. You must understand, the food on your plate is not just a substance. It is not a material. It is not a commodity. It is life. It is the life-making material for you. So, you must treat it as such. Right now, when it's on the plate, when it's out there it has no value. But the moment you consume it and it becomes your flesh and blood, now suddenly it's of immense value. Why do we live like this? It's very important, when it comes on your plate itself, you must treat it as a part of yourself. With great reverence, you must consume. Just the way you consume it, if you change that, food will behave very differently within you. This is what conscious means. If people say your consciousness has no impact on your life, only chemical structures have impact, I'm very sorry for them. Because that's not how life works. Human consciousness has a deep and profound impact on everything that we touch. Especially the food, that we are making another life as a part of ourselves. When we're doing such an act, it's very very important, we treat it with utmost gratitude and reverence.

August 9, 2020

2:28

Health tip – Touch your food and eat with your hands

Transcript: When you, when you don't touch the food, you do not know what it is. If food is not good enough to be touched, I don't know how it's good enough to be eaten. So we should not listen to our mothers, and eat with our fingers, because touching our food helps us stay in contact with it. You can, the cleanliness of your hands, is entirely in your hands. The cleanliness of the fork, is not entirely in your...

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... hands. This is true. And, nobody else, but you, have used these hands. So, there is an assurance as to how clean or not clean it is right now. The fork, you do not know who's used it, how they've used it, for what they used it. And, all they have to do is wipe it with a tissue and give it to you, and it looks pretty clean. Above all, you don't feel the food. The first thing that's been taught to us is, if food appears in front of you, to hold your hands upon the food for a few moments. Just to feel how the food is. If something appears on my plate, if I just feel this, I know what to eat and what not to eat. What I should not eat, I don't taste it and then reject it. I just don't eat. Because my hands are the first level, not tasting in the sense the tongue taste, but knowing the food. First thing is, knowing the food. You want to know a person, you guys go and shake their hands. I'm usually avoiding that. That's a good strategy. But the food that's going to become a part of you, first thing is your hands. Even if you physically don't touch it, just being conscious and being there, it clearly tells you how the food will behave within you. Whether this particular food on this particular day, should it go into you or not. Because everyday your body is not the same thing. Everyday, every moment, it's different. If you feel the food, you just know whether this food has to go into you on this day or not. If that much awareness is brought in, we don't have to go on telling people, what they should eat. Every meal they must decide what they should eat in that meal. There is no one prescription, that this is what you should eat for your life. That will feel too claustrophobic. That only this I can eat.

Transcript: When you, when you don't touch the food, you do not know what it is. If food is not good enough to be...

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... touched, I don't know how it's good enough to be eaten. So we should not listen to our mothers, and eat with our fingers, because touching our food helps us stay in contact with it. You can, the cleanliness of your hands, is entirely in your hands. The cleanliness of the fork, is not entirely in your hands. This is true. And, nobody else, but you, have used these hands. So, there is an assurance as to how clean or not clean it is right now. The fork, you do not know who's used it, how they've used it, for what they used it. And, all they have to do is wipe it with a tissue and give it to you, and it looks pretty clean. Above all, you don't feel the food. The first thing that's been taught to us is, if food appears in front of you, to hold your hands upon the food for a few moments. Just to feel how the food is. If something appears on my plate, if I just feel this, I know what to eat and what not to eat. What I should not eat, I don't taste it and then reject it. I just don't eat. Because my hands are the first level, not tasting in the sense the tongue taste, but knowing the food. First thing is, knowing the food. You want to know a person, you guys go and shake their hands. I'm usually avoiding that. That's a good strategy. But the food that's going to become a part of you, first thing is your hands. Even if you physically don't touch it, just being conscious and being there, it clearly tells you how the food will behave within you. Whether this particular food on this particular day, should it go into you or not. Because everyday your body is not the same thing. Everyday, every moment, it's different. If you feel the food, you just know whether this food has to go into you on this day or not. If that much awareness is brought in, we don't have to go on telling people, what they should eat. Every meal they must decide what they should eat in that meal. There is no one prescription, that this is what you should eat for your life. That will feel too claustrophobic. That only this I can eat.

August 8, 2020

3:03

Intermittent Fasting – When to eat and how many times in a day

Transcript: Empty stomach and hunger, are two different things. Hunger means your energy levels are dropping, but empty stomach is a good thing. In the yogic sciences, today modern science also is coming in line with it. But what we know by our experience, you will spend a billion dollars to come there. Because research is all about how many million dollars, that's how it is. Your body and your brain, work at...

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... its best only when your stomach is empty. So we always make sure, we eat in such a way, how much ever we eat, our stomach must be always empty within 2-2.5 hours time, maximum. So we go to bed hungry, always. People think they cannot sleep. They can sleep. And, I've seen hundreds and thousands of people who just become healthy and well, simply because they're not fueling up all the time and the tank is spilling. If you come to our ashram, all the people there, who are physically immensely active, eat 10 O' clock in the morning, 7 O' clock in the evening. Two meals. How many doctors have been telling me that they will die of malnourishment. This will happen, that will happen. You must do this, you must do that. I eat only one meal a day, most of the days. One big meal I eat, and that's it. And doctors telling me, "No, no, Sadhguru. The way you're travelling, this will happen, that will happen. You must eat at least once in four hours. Something you must eat." I said, "Leave me alone, I'm doing fine." But now, a big university, in America comes up with this called 'intermittent fasting'. It's not nonsense, it's good. But, they re-discovered something that we have known forever. Now, everybody is saying there must be a 16 hour gap, then all your ailments will go away. What the hell were we saying all these thousands of years?

Transcript: Empty stomach and hunger, are two different things. Hunger means your energy levels are dropping, but...

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... empty stomach is a good thing. In the yogic sciences, today modern science also is coming in line with it. But what we know by our experience, you will spend a billion dollars to come there. Because research is all about how many million dollars, that's how it is. Your body and your brain, work at its best only when your stomach is empty. So we always make sure, we eat in such a way, how much ever we eat, our stomach must be always empty within 2-2.5 hours time, maximum. So we go to bed hungry, always. People think they cannot sleep. They can sleep. And, I've seen hundreds and thousands of people who just become healthy and well, simply because they're not fueling up all the time and the tank is spilling. If you come to our ashram, all the people there, who are physically immensely active, eat 10 O' clock in the morning, 7 O' clock in the evening. Two meals. How many doctors have been telling me that they will die of malnourishment. This will happen, that will happen. You must do this, you must do that. I eat only one meal a day, most of the days. One big meal I eat, and that's it. And doctors telling me, "No, no, Sadhguru. The way you're travelling, this will happen, that will happen. You must eat at least once in four hours. Something you must eat." I said, "Leave me alone, I'm doing fine." But now, a big university, in America comes up with this called 'intermittent fasting'. It's not nonsense, it's good. But, they re-discovered something that we have known forever. Now, everybody is saying there must be a 16 hour gap, then all your ailments will go away. What the hell were we saying all these thousands of years?

August 7, 2020

2:33

Who is responsible for the anger and resentment within you

Transcript: If you are given a choice, that you can either live joyfully, blissfully, or miserably, or in anger, or in stress, or in resentment. What is your natural choice? You must choose, I'm going to bless you right now. What is your natural choice? Joyfully, isn't it? Because every human being is looking for highest level of pleasantness for himself or herself. You can call it joy, you can call it bliss,...

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... these are just words. Essentially, we want highest level of pleasantness for ourselves. If your body becomes pleasant, we call this health. If it becomes very pleasant, we call this pleasure. If your mind becomes pleasant, we call this peace. If it becomes very pleasant, we call this joy. If your emotions become pleasant, we call this love. If it becomes very pleasant, we call it compassion. If your very life energies become pleasant, we call this bliss. If it becomes very pleasant, we call it ecstasy. If your surroundings become pleasant, we call this success. Only to make your surroundings pleasant, you need the cooperation of all these people. Because, in creating an external situation, there are many forces involved. Not all of them, you even know. You understand? So right now, you know well that you want to be peaceful. But, somebody else is doing something, what are they doing? They know what they know best. They're abusing you. Why are they doing it? Because that's all they know. Yes or no? That is what, that is how they know their life, that's why they're doing it. If you become resentful, and you think something will happen to them. See, these are things, anger, resentment, hatred, these are all poisons that you drink and you expect somebody else to die. No life doesn't work like that. You drink poison, you die. It's a very fair life. If you drink poison, you die. Very fair, isn't it so? I drink poison, and you die. Is it fair? So, people who are in anger, resentment, hatred, this is their thing. They are drinking poison. When I say poison, I'm not saying in a moral sense. There is substantial medical evidence right now, that we can show you with a blood test, that 5 minutes before you take your blood test right now. 5 minutes you may remain in extreme anger and take your blood test. You will see you're chemically poisoned actually. So you're literally poisoning yourself, thinking it's going to hurt them. No it's only going to hurt you. So it doesn't make sense to me, that's all. It's not a morality, whether you should get angry or not get angry. It's upto if you want to make a mess out of yourself.

Transcript: If you are given a choice, that you can either live joyfully, blissfully, or miserably, or in anger,...

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... or in stress, or in resentment. What is your natural choice? You must choose, I'm going to bless you right now. What is your natural choice? Joyfully, isn't it? Because every human being is looking for highest level of pleasantness for himself or herself. You can call it joy, you can call it bliss, these are just words. Essentially, we want highest level of pleasantness for ourselves. If your body becomes pleasant, we call this health. If it becomes very pleasant, we call this pleasure. If your mind becomes pleasant, we call this peace. If it becomes very pleasant, we call this joy. If your emotions become pleasant, we call this love. If it becomes very pleasant, we call it compassion. If your very life energies become pleasant, we call this bliss. If it becomes very pleasant, we call it ecstasy. If your surroundings become pleasant, we call this success. Only to make your surroundings pleasant, you need the cooperation of all these people. Because, in creating an external situation, there are many forces involved. Not all of them, you even know. You understand? So right now, you know well that you want to be peaceful. But, somebody else is doing something, what are they doing? They know what they know best. They're abusing you. Why are they doing it? Because that's all they know. Yes or no? That is what, that is how they know their life, that's why they're doing it. If you become resentful, and you think something will happen to them. See, these are things, anger, resentment, hatred, these are all poisons that you drink and you expect somebody else to die. No life doesn't work like that. You drink poison, you die. It's a very fair life. If you drink poison, you die. Very fair, isn't it so? I drink poison, and you die. Is it fair? So, people who are in anger, resentment, hatred, this is their thing. They are drinking poison. When I say poison, I'm not saying in a moral sense. There is substantial medical evidence right now, that we can show you with a blood test, that 5 minutes before you take your blood test right now. 5 minutes you may remain in extreme anger and take your blood test. You will see you're chemically poisoned actually. So you're literally poisoning yourself, thinking it's going to hurt them. No it's only going to hurt you. So it doesn't make sense to me, that's all. It's not a morality, whether you should get angry or not get angry. It's upto if you want to make a mess out of yourself.

August 4, 2020

3:23

The way you sit can alter the way you think | Why does Sadhguru sit this way

Transcript: There are many aspects to it. One simple aspect is, the left heel. The left heel is, there is a point on the left heel that today the medical sciences are calling it as the Achilles. You heard of that? You heard of the man? Achilles? You heard of the man? You saw the movie? You didn't see the movie? Troy? You didn't see? Innocent boy. So you put your Achilles to what is called as Muladhara or the perinium...

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... in your body. If these two things touch, many aspects are cleared out in you for that period of time. Many aspects means, your thoughts are clear, your emotions are out, and there is a very clear perception of what's happening around you. You've heard that Achilles was killed because an arrow was shot to his heel. You don't believe if somebody hurts your heel you will die, isn't it so? But Achilles died that way. And there's another person who died that way in India, way before him. Yesterday was his birthday. Krishna Janmashtami. He also died this way. What this is trying to tell you is, they were killed in an expert way. Not just slitting your throat, or breaking your head, but just putting a point in the Achilles so they had to die. So there is a certain system, energy system in the body, if that point of Achilles is in touch with your Muladhara. When you sit like this, there is a certain balance, that you don't take any sides. See all of us have our own opinions, ideas, ideologies, stuff. Our own experiences of life. Your own experiences of life and imprints that you have taken in your mind influences everything that you see. You like this person, you don't like this person, you love that person, you hate this person. All this is because you're constantly taking positions of your own. But, if you really want to know life, the most important thing is you don't take any position. You're willing to look at everything fresh, every moment of your life. Absolutely fresh every moment of your life. This is very difficult for people to understand. People who have been with me for 30-35 years, everyday they're with me, working with me, doing so many things. I still don't have a single opinion about them. It's a certain geometry of the body. If you manage the geometry of the body well, you must, I'm telling you right now, people, the Western cultures are going about propogating yoga as another stretching exercise. Instead of that you can do pilates. Instead of that you can do boxing. Instead of that you can play tennis. See, if you want to be just fit, go run somewhere, climb a mountain, play tennis, do something. Yoga is not about fitness. Fitness is just one consequence. The important thing is, to get the right geometry of life because physical universe is all geometry. Now this building is standing here, whether how long it will stand. Whether it will fall on our head today, or it will stand for a long time essentially depends on how geometrically perfect it is. The same goes for the body. The same goes for the planetory system. The same goes for the universe. The same goes for everything.

Transcript: There are many aspects to it. One simple aspect is, the left heel. The left heel is, there is a point...

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... on the left heel that today the medical sciences are calling it as the Achilles. You heard of that? You heard of the man? Achilles? You heard of the man? You saw the movie? You didn't see the movie? Troy? You didn't see? Innocent boy. So you put your Achilles to what is called as Muladhara or the perinium in your body. If these two things touch, many aspects are cleared out in you for that period of time. Many aspects means, your thoughts are clear, your emotions are out, and there is a very clear perception of what's happening around you. You've heard that Achilles was killed because an arrow was shot to his heel. You don't believe if somebody hurts your heel you will die, isn't it so? But Achilles died that way. And there's another person who died that way in India, way before him. Yesterday was his birthday. Krishna Janmashtami. He also died this way. What this is trying to tell you is, they were killed in an expert way. Not just slitting your throat, or breaking your head, but just putting a point in the Achilles so they had to die. So there is a certain system, energy system in the body, if that point of Achilles is in touch with your Muladhara. When you sit like this, there is a certain balance, that you don't take any sides. See all of us have our own opinions, ideas, ideologies, stuff. Our own experiences of life. Your own experiences of life and imprints that you have taken in your mind influences everything that you see. You like this person, you don't like this person, you love that person, you hate this person. All this is because you're constantly taking positions of your own. But, if you really want to know life, the most important thing is you don't take any position. You're willing to look at everything fresh, every moment of your life. Absolutely fresh every moment of your life. This is very difficult for people to understand. People who have been with me for 30-35 years, everyday they're with me, working with me, doing so many things. I still don't have a single opinion about them. It's a certain geometry of the body. If you manage the geometry of the body well, you must, I'm telling you right now, people, the Western cultures are going about propogating yoga as another stretching exercise. Instead of that you can do pilates. Instead of that you can do boxing. Instead of that you can play tennis. See, if you want to be just fit, go run somewhere, climb a mountain, play tennis, do something. Yoga is not about fitness. Fitness is just one consequence. The important thing is, to get the right geometry of life because physical universe is all geometry. Now this building is standing here, whether how long it will stand. Whether it will fall on our head today, or it will stand for a long time essentially depends on how geometrically perfect it is. The same goes for the body. The same goes for the planetory system. The same goes for the universe. The same goes for everything.

July 29, 2020

4:02

How to Quit Smoking?

Transcript: Swami ji how to come off the addiction? I'm sorry? Addiction like smoking, like drinking, something like that. No, because we know that's bad thing but we are addicted to that. I don't know, because I do go for tennis, I go for. I'm sorry? I go for sports also but sometimes we smoke regularly in three hours once, or two hours once, or something like that. But I know it's a bad thing, I have to come...

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... out of that. I didn't say it's a bad thing. I don't think it's good or bad. It's just quite stupid to be smoking. It's not good or bad, it's just stupid because this machine was not made to smoke. This is a eco-friendly machine. But now you're making it a smoking machine. That means it's stupid, isn't it? A well, very efficient machine, you make it inefficient machine, is it not stupid? Is it good or bad? There's no such thing. Ya, we know it's bad, but. See, that's the whole thing. The moment you call it bad, you can't leave it. See, he well knows what's bad. Why are you giving it titles that it is not? It's just stupid, that's all. If you see something as stupid, you can't be doing it everyday. Somewhere, you feel smarter than other people. Yes? No, because it tastes. See, now slowly in the world, people have gotten against you. Just ten years ago, if you blow it into somebody's face. You felt great, they felt stupid. Now the equation has reversed in last ten years time. Isn't it? Isn't it so? So somewhere you thought it's a smart thing to do. When you were just ten year old kid, you wanted to suck in and blow it out into somebody's face. It felt like a smart thing to do. You tell me, smoking. A machine that doesn't smoke, to make it smoke. Right now we're working so hard to make our cars smoke less, isn't it? Enormous amount of research into fuels and engines and everything is going on to make our cars smoke less, isn't it? A non-smoking machine, if you make it smoke, is it stupid or intelligent? Stupid. Say it loudly. Stupid. That's all, if you say that slowly it'll drop off. Now there is a certain chemical factor to this. Your chemistry has become dependent on nicotine or caffeine or whatever. That we will change, you just see. You do Shambhavi Mahamudra, suddenly your whole system is so fired up. The need to smoke, the need to drink coffee, tea, everything just evaporates. Now if you do it, it's only for the pleasure of it. One day you feel like drinking coffee, you drink it. One day you feel like smoking, you smoke. That's upto you. But the compulsion will be taken away. Physiological dependence will be taken away. We'll do that with the practice. But first you see that it's stupid to do it.

Transcript: Swami ji how to come off the addiction? I'm sorry? Addiction like smoking, like drinking, something like...

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... that. No, because we know that's bad thing but we are addicted to that. I don't know, because I do go for tennis, I go for. I'm sorry? I go for sports also but sometimes we smoke regularly in three hours once, or two hours once, or something like that. But I know it's a bad thing, I have to come out of that. I didn't say it's a bad thing. I don't think it's good or bad. It's just quite stupid to be smoking. It's not good or bad, it's just stupid because this machine was not made to smoke. This is a eco-friendly machine. But now you're making it a smoking machine. That means it's stupid, isn't it? A well, very efficient machine, you make it inefficient machine, is it not stupid? Is it good or bad? There's no such thing. Ya, we know it's bad, but. See, that's the whole thing. The moment you call it bad, you can't leave it. See, he well knows what's bad. Why are you giving it titles that it is not? It's just stupid, that's all. If you see something as stupid, you can't be doing it everyday. Somewhere, you feel smarter than other people. Yes? No, because it tastes. See, now slowly in the world, people have gotten against you. Just ten years ago, if you blow it into somebody's face. You felt great, they felt stupid. Now the equation has reversed in last ten years time. Isn't it? Isn't it so? So somewhere you thought it's a smart thing to do. When you were just ten year old kid, you wanted to suck in and blow it out into somebody's face. It felt like a smart thing to do. You tell me, smoking. A machine that doesn't smoke, to make it smoke. Right now we're working so hard to make our cars smoke less, isn't it? Enormous amount of research into fuels and engines and everything is going on to make our cars smoke less, isn't it? A non-smoking machine, if you make it smoke, is it stupid or intelligent? Stupid. Say it loudly. Stupid. That's all, if you say that slowly it'll drop off. Now there is a certain chemical factor to this. Your chemistry has become dependent on nicotine or caffeine or whatever. That we will change, you just see. You do Shambhavi Mahamudra, suddenly your whole system is so fired up. The need to smoke, the need to drink coffee, tea, everything just evaporates. Now if you do it, it's only for the pleasure of it. One day you feel like drinking coffee, you drink it. One day you feel like smoking, you smoke. That's upto you. But the compulsion will be taken away. Physiological dependence will be taken away. We'll do that with the practice. But first you see that it's stupid to do it.

July 27, 2020

3:51

Your lifestyle should enhance you and not entangle you

Transcript: It depends how you describe simple life. If you think being a simpleton is simple life, I don't recommend that. But simple life, generally meant that the arrangements that you make around your life are simple. So that it doesn't entangle you, it only supports you. A spider webs a web for other things to be caught. But if you're that kind of a spider, you build a web in which you're caught, you're a...

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... stupid spider, isn't it? And most human beings are in that condition. So simplicity means a sensible arrangment which will not entangle you. You made an arrangement in such a way, if something significant happens, you're going this way, if something really significant happen this way, you can go this way. Your arrangements will not trap you, that is a simple life. It's an intelligent life. See all arrangements that we make in our lives are supposed to enhance our life, isn't it? Why do you get educated? Because you think it'll enhance your life. Why somebody gets married? Because they think it'll enhance their life. Why people have children? Because they think it'll enhance their life. Why they're doing business? Because they think it'll enhance their life. But look at people's faces and see. Before they got educated, before they got married, before they had children, how they were and how they've become today. Does it look like they're enhanced? Hello? They've become like this. So obviously they make so many arrangements that they cannot handle. They made more arrangements than they can actually handle. Isn't it so? They did not make arrangements consciously, what is needed for me. Their problem is, she is everyday going shopping, so I also want to go shopping. I don't know what to shop but I'll shop something and come. Because she's also shopping, my neighbour. So because they're in this condition, though there is no container service at the end of life, most homes have turned into warehouses. Most people have things in their homes that they've not used for a year or two and still there. They can't give it away, but it is cluttering their life in such a way they have to trip all over the place to walk around in their homes. Because they did not build this home, they did not buy these things, they did not form these relationships as a way of enhancing their life. They're using everything to entangle their life. So simple life means you're not entangled. It's very important. You're enhanced but you're not entangled. You make whatever the kind of arrangements you make, but the kind of arrangements you can handle. Isn't it? You don't try to make arrangements like somebody else, and you don't know how to handle. Why do you make an arrangement that you don't need? If you make an arrangement that you don't need, these arrangements will become entangling. So if you, what kind of arrangement is best for you, you just make that, this is a simple life. Simple life does not mean you're a simpleton, alright? You're keeping it in such a way, anytime you, wherever you need to go you can go, whatever you have to do you can do.

Transcript: It depends how you describe simple life. If you think being a simpleton is simple life, I don't recommend...

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... that. But simple life, generally meant that the arrangements that you make around your life are simple. So that it doesn't entangle you, it only supports you. A spider webs a web for other things to be caught. But if you're that kind of a spider, you build a web in which you're caught, you're a stupid spider, isn't it? And most human beings are in that condition. So simplicity means a sensible arrangment which will not entangle you. You made an arrangement in such a way, if something significant happens, you're going this way, if something really significant happen this way, you can go this way. Your arrangements will not trap you, that is a simple life. It's an intelligent life. See all arrangements that we make in our lives are supposed to enhance our life, isn't it? Why do you get educated? Because you think it'll enhance your life. Why somebody gets married? Because they think it'll enhance their life. Why people have children? Because they think it'll enhance their life. Why they're doing business? Because they think it'll enhance their life. But look at people's faces and see. Before they got educated, before they got married, before they had children, how they were and how they've become today. Does it look like they're enhanced? Hello? They've become like this. So obviously they make so many arrangements that they cannot handle. They made more arrangements than they can actually handle. Isn't it so? They did not make arrangements consciously, what is needed for me. Their problem is, she is everyday going shopping, so I also want to go shopping. I don't know what to shop but I'll shop something and come. Because she's also shopping, my neighbour. So because they're in this condition, though there is no container service at the end of life, most homes have turned into warehouses. Most people have things in their homes that they've not used for a year or two and still there. They can't give it away, but it is cluttering their life in such a way they have to trip all over the place to walk around in their homes. Because they did not build this home, they did not buy these things, they did not form these relationships as a way of enhancing their life. They're using everything to entangle their life. So simple life means you're not entangled. It's very important. You're enhanced but you're not entangled. You make whatever the kind of arrangements you make, but the kind of arrangements you can handle. Isn't it? You don't try to make arrangements like somebody else, and you don't know how to handle. Why do you make an arrangement that you don't need? If you make an arrangement that you don't need, these arrangements will become entangling. So if you, what kind of arrangement is best for you, you just make that, this is a simple life. Simple life does not mean you're a simpleton, alright? You're keeping it in such a way, anytime you, wherever you need to go you can go, whatever you have to do you can do.

July 25, 2020

3:52

Health Tip – Tremendous health benefits of one glass of this juice everyday

Transcript: Particularly some of the things were very, very positive are the ashgourd. The ashgourd is very, very highly positive. You, I think these days you're only hanging it in front of your house or breaking at three corners of the road and giving it to the buffalo but you are not eating it. No, this is to be eaten. Because the vegetable has such high pranik energy, you put it in front of your home so that...

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... there is nice energy. But if there's so much energy to it, isn't it good to put it into you? It's good to put it into you, especially if you consume, there are many experiments on this. If you consume a glass of ashgourd juice everyday, the number of cancerous cells in your body will dramatically come down. And you will see, clearly, the sharpness of your intellect will enhance itself. Especially children must drink ashgourd juice. Daily consumption of ashgourd, you will see distinctly your mind seems to be clearer and sharper. This will be noticeable within a few weeks of consumption of ashgourd. You will see, morning you drink coffee, it gives you energy with agitation. You drink a glass of ashgourd juice, it gives you enormous amount of energy, at the same time it keeps you very, very calm. One should consume it as much as you can. But those of you who are asthmatic or susceptible to colds and coughs, such people, if you consume ashgourd juice you may immediately have colds because it cools the system. So if such a problem is there, such people should always add a little bit of honey or pepper to ashgourd juice and consume it. This will neutralize the cooling effect of the ashgourd to some extent.

Transcript: Particularly some of the things were very, very positive are the ashgourd. The ashgourd is very, very...

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... highly positive. You, I think these days you're only hanging it in front of your house or breaking at three corners of the road and giving it to the buffalo but you are not eating it. No, this is to be eaten. Because the vegetable has such high pranik energy, you put it in front of your home so that there is nice energy. But if there's so much energy to it, isn't it good to put it into you? It's good to put it into you, especially if you consume, there are many experiments on this. If you consume a glass of ashgourd juice everyday, the number of cancerous cells in your body will dramatically come down. And you will see, clearly, the sharpness of your intellect will enhance itself. Especially children must drink ashgourd juice. Daily consumption of ashgourd, you will see distinctly your mind seems to be clearer and sharper. This will be noticeable within a few weeks of consumption of ashgourd. You will see, morning you drink coffee, it gives you energy with agitation. You drink a glass of ashgourd juice, it gives you enormous amount of energy, at the same time it keeps you very, very calm. One should consume it as much as you can. But those of you who are asthmatic or susceptible to colds and coughs, such people, if you consume ashgourd juice you may immediately have colds because it cools the system. So if such a problem is there, such people should always add a little bit of honey or pepper to ashgourd juice and consume it. This will neutralize the cooling effect of the ashgourd to some extent.

July 24, 2020

3:37

Eating non-vegetarian food will manifest animal qualities in you

Transcript: See the food consumption has been looked at very carefully in this country. If you just bring this back, the world will be healthy. You understand? Here we have identified different type people, what they should eat. If you're doing menial jobs, how you should eat. If you're doing trading, how you should eat. If you're into spiritual process, how you should eat. If you're into education, how you should...

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... eat. Why this is, is each person needs a different type of building of the body. You want to run 100m next to Mr. Bolt, what kind of food you should eat. You just want to work in Delhi, what kind of food you should eat. You want to think in a certain way, what kind of food you should eat. For all these we have very clear prescriptions. Now when it comes to food, what it means is, we're taking another life. Whatever that is, it may be plant life, animal life, whatever. You're taking another life, ingesting it, and you have to make it your life. That's the whole thing. What is your life, what is that life. If you look at it, all life on this planet is coming from the earth. This body is also the same soil, this is also same soil, if there is a earthworm that is also the same soil. But see how it has become, how this has become, how that has become. If I give you, you like a mango or a banana? Mango. Ya, I know, you're ruling the state right now. Now if you eat a mango, this mango becomes a woman in you. If I eat a mango, the same mango becomes a man in me. If a cow eats a mango, the same mango becomes a cow in the cow. Why is this happening? There is a certain information, or software, in you. Whatever you eat, it transforms into a woman. If I eat, it transforms into a man. If a cow eats, that becomes a cow. So every life is happening the way it is happening because of a certain dimension of information, or in modern terminology let's call it software. There is a certain software, which is an arrangement of information. Now the idea is to eat as simple a software as possible. If you eat that kind of life which is a very simple software, your ability to override that software and make it entirely a part of you is very good. As that software gets complex, more and more complex, your ability to integrate it goes down. So especially if it's a creature which has some sense of thought and emotion, if it has emotion then you should not eat it. This is the understanding. An animal which has any emotion displays certain emotions especially if it displays emotion which is near to human emotion, you should not eat it because it will not integrate itself. That animal nature will start manifesting itself.

Transcript: See the food consumption has been looked at very carefully in this country. If you just bring this back,...

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... the world will be healthy. You understand? Here we have identified different type people, what they should eat. If you're doing menial jobs, how you should eat. If you're doing trading, how you should eat. If you're into spiritual process, how you should eat. If you're into education, how you should eat. Why this is, is each person needs a different type of building of the body. You want to run 100m next to Mr. Bolt, what kind of food you should eat. You just want to work in Delhi, what kind of food you should eat. You want to think in a certain way, what kind of food you should eat. For all these we have very clear prescriptions. Now when it comes to food, what it means is, we're taking another life. Whatever that is, it may be plant life, animal life, whatever. You're taking another life, ingesting it, and you have to make it your life. That's the whole thing. What is your life, what is that life. If you look at it, all life on this planet is coming from the earth. This body is also the same soil, this is also same soil, if there is a earthworm that is also the same soil. But see how it has become, how this has become, how that has become. If I give you, you like a mango or a banana? Mango. Ya, I know, you're ruling the state right now. Now if you eat a mango, this mango becomes a woman in you. If I eat a mango, the same mango becomes a man in me. If a cow eats a mango, the same mango becomes a cow in the cow. Why is this happening? There is a certain information, or software, in you. Whatever you eat, it transforms into a woman. If I eat, it transforms into a man. If a cow eats, that becomes a cow. So every life is happening the way it is happening because of a certain dimension of information, or in modern terminology let's call it software. There is a certain software, which is an arrangement of information. Now the idea is to eat as simple a software as possible. If you eat that kind of life which is a very simple software, your ability to override that software and make it entirely a part of you is very good. As that software gets complex, more and more complex, your ability to integrate it goes down. So especially if it's a creature which has some sense of thought and emotion, if it has emotion then you should not eat it. This is the understanding. An animal which has any emotion displays certain emotions especially if it displays emotion which is near to human emotion, you should not eat it because it will not integrate itself. That animal nature will start manifesting itself.

July 22, 2020

3:22

The Five Elements – Water – How to handle water for better health

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells us, that it is very easy to bring water and air in our control. If we take care of this, along with a little bit of care of what we eat, we may never need to see a doctor. Today, scientific experiments show that water has tremendous memory. Just with emotion, and the way one touches it, it's molecular structure changes. So, how we treat water, the memory remains for a long time. And,...

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... that is how it will behave in our system. If we want to be healthy, well, successful and prosperous, we must learn to treat water well. Sadhguru explains the right way to treat water for better health.

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells us, that it is very easy to bring water and air in our control. If we take care of this,...

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... along with a little bit of care of what we eat, we may never need to see a doctor. Today, scientific experiments show that water has tremendous memory. Just with emotion, and the way one touches it, it's molecular structure changes. So, how we treat water, the memory remains for a long time. And, that is how it will behave in our system. If we want to be healthy, well, successful and prosperous, we must learn to treat water well. Sadhguru explains the right way to treat water for better health.

July 21, 2020

8:48

Health Tip | Do this one thing to keep 90% ailments away

Transcript: So, health, one of the simplest things about health is just to use the body. If you sufficiently use the body. Body is everything to create health for itself. Does it mean to say that's the only thing? And nothing else will happen to me, I'll be perfect? I would say, if we physically used our body as much as we should, I would say 80% of the ailments on this planet would just disappear. 80%. The remaining...

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... 20%, in that another 10% is because of the type of foods that people are eating. The change of food habit, another 10% would disappear. That means only 10% ailment will remain. That is happened because of variety of reasons. One is karmic. Another could be atmospheric. And there are other aspects that could've happened in the system. This can be looked at. Out of all the sick people, if 90% of them become healthy just by using the body and eating the right food, 10% could be easily handled. But now, the volume of ailment is so big. Because we don't eat properly, or we eat very properly and we don't use the body properly. So, apart from this, there are other aspects to life. To put it very simply, as you exercise your body. If you just do this thousand times a day. Just do like this thousand times a day and after one month just see how well your hand will work. Nothing else, just sit here and just do this thousand times a day. After 30 days, you'll find your hand works wonderfully well. If you do that with your brains. It will work wonderfully well in a month's time. If you do this with your heart, it'll work wonderfully well. If you do that with your life energies, it will work wonderfully well. When all these things work well, that's health. So, you just have to use your body. Use your head. And use your energies. If these three things are well exercised and balanced, you will be healthy.

Transcript: So, health, one of the simplest things about health is just to use the body. If you sufficiently use...

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... the body. Body is everything to create health for itself. Does it mean to say that's the only thing? And nothing else will happen to me, I'll be perfect? I would say, if we physically used our body as much as we should, I would say 80% of the ailments on this planet would just disappear. 80%. The remaining 20%, in that another 10% is because of the type of foods that people are eating. The change of food habit, another 10% would disappear. That means only 10% ailment will remain. That is happened because of variety of reasons. One is karmic. Another could be atmospheric. And there are other aspects that could've happened in the system. This can be looked at. Out of all the sick people, if 90% of them become healthy just by using the body and eating the right food, 10% could be easily handled. But now, the volume of ailment is so big. Because we don't eat properly, or we eat very properly and we don't use the body properly. So, apart from this, there are other aspects to life. To put it very simply, as you exercise your body. If you just do this thousand times a day. Just do like this thousand times a day and after one month just see how well your hand will work. Nothing else, just sit here and just do this thousand times a day. After 30 days, you'll find your hand works wonderfully well. If you do that with your brains. It will work wonderfully well in a month's time. If you do this with your heart, it'll work wonderfully well. If you do that with your life energies, it will work wonderfully well. When all these things work well, that's health. So, you just have to use your body. Use your head. And use your energies. If these three things are well exercised and balanced, you will be healthy.

July 21, 2020

3:32

Solution to alarming rise in health issues in urban young women

Transcript: At a young age, if a girl gathers abdominal fat, she's asking for it. There's simply no two ways about it. Hows onn or how late depends on various genetic and other aspects of life. But once abdominal fat gathers, then a young woman is definitely inviting trouble for herself. It'll come. Not enough activity, physical activity I mean. They may be working in office, that doesn't mean anything because...

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... that's not physical enough. If you're working in a field, that would be different. I think the problems that you're mentioning, largely are happening in urban women. Simply because their physical activity, even if they excercise, it's half an hour, one hour in the morning, rest of the time they're sitting, sitting, sitting. So because of this, there is not enough activity in that region. That's one reason. Another thing is reproductive process is not made use of, that's another reason. So if you're not using your reproduction process, that is, you're not bearing a child before you're 21 years of age, it's very very important that you must do Hatha Yoga. If you do gym, if you run, if you do this and that. Run, to some extent. But if it is gyming and doing muscles and you're looking fit. That's not good. You must do intense Hatha Yoga. In today's world, the way the society is structured, the way that many aspects of life have arranged itself, women have to care much more about their health than men. Simply because nature has invested a very elaborate reproductive system in a woman. We were all born out of a woman's womb. So there was an elaborate system inside. Normally, if you look back, they would start using reproductory system by the age, they were 15, 16. It was put to use probably throughout their life. At least throughout their reproductive life, in some way it was put to use. If a woman had 6, or 7, or 8 children in her lifetime, most probably it was spread out throughout. So reproductory organs were used in a certain way. Because of that, she did not have those issues as they have today. Another reason is, both men and women, of course, were working hard physically. Physical work. Because of physical work, there never was any fat around the abdomen. Another dimension of this is also, urban young women these days, a lot of them are very disturbed about something or the other. At one time only your family, or your children, or your husband, or your immediate friends, disturbed you. Now you have friendship across the globe, and just about anybody can freak you anytime. So just a message is enough that you worry about it for next three days. For whatever reasons, I don't want to blame it on any one thing. It has become a norm that everybody must be stressed. So this also can be very easily handled. The basic body chemistry can be brought to such a level of balance within you if you do the right kind of yoga.

Transcript: At a young age, if a girl gathers abdominal fat, she's asking for it. There's simply no two ways about...

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... it. Hows onn or how late depends on various genetic and other aspects of life. But once abdominal fat gathers, then a young woman is definitely inviting trouble for herself. It'll come. Not enough activity, physical activity I mean. They may be working in office, that doesn't mean anything because that's not physical enough. If you're working in a field, that would be different. I think the problems that you're mentioning, largely are happening in urban women. Simply because their physical activity, even if they excercise, it's half an hour, one hour in the morning, rest of the time they're sitting, sitting, sitting. So because of this, there is not enough activity in that region. That's one reason. Another thing is reproductive process is not made use of, that's another reason. So if you're not using your reproduction process, that is, you're not bearing a child before you're 21 years of age, it's very very important that you must do Hatha Yoga. If you do gym, if you run, if you do this and that. Run, to some extent. But if it is gyming and doing muscles and you're looking fit. That's not good. You must do intense Hatha Yoga. In today's world, the way the society is structured, the way that many aspects of life have arranged itself, women have to care much more about their health than men. Simply because nature has invested a very elaborate reproductive system in a woman. We were all born out of a woman's womb. So there was an elaborate system inside. Normally, if you look back, they would start using reproductory system by the age, they were 15, 16. It was put to use probably throughout their life. At least throughout their reproductive life, in some way it was put to use. If a woman had 6, or 7, or 8 children in her lifetime, most probably it was spread out throughout. So reproductory organs were used in a certain way. Because of that, she did not have those issues as they have today. Another reason is, both men and women, of course, were working hard physically. Physical work. Because of physical work, there never was any fat around the abdomen. Another dimension of this is also, urban young women these days, a lot of them are very disturbed about something or the other. At one time only your family, or your children, or your husband, or your immediate friends, disturbed you. Now you have friendship across the globe, and just about anybody can freak you anytime. So just a message is enough that you worry about it for next three days. For whatever reasons, I don't want to blame it on any one thing. It has become a norm that everybody must be stressed. So this also can be very easily handled. The basic body chemistry can be brought to such a level of balance within you if you do the right kind of yoga.

July 17, 2020

3:54

How to reduce your sleep quota

Transcript: See, sleep is not a requirement in one's life. What the body requires is rest. Sleep is just one form of rest. Lot of people are beginning to think, in Tamil Nadu if somebody says rest, means they are sleeping. Need not be. You can sit and rest, isn't it? Yes? You can stand and also rest. You're running, if you stand, doesn't it feel like rest? You're standing, if you sit down, doesn't it feel like...

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... rest? There are many ways of resting. The most important thing is, rest means you're changing the energy equation. Where consumption is lower, production is going on at the same pace. So after a period of time, you feel rejuvenated because consumption has been lowered. Essentially you're managing the energy equation. If you're in an acute activity, the consumption is more. Whatever you're producing, it's not enough after some time, you feel exhausted because the consumption has been heavy. If you lower the consumption, and increase the production, after some time you feel energized. So now there are ways to lower the consumption and increase the productivity also. See if you come to a certain state of ease. When I say ease, it's not something that most people will ever understand because most people are not at ease. If you're at total ease, the system is at total ease, everything is at ease, it is well rested. Always, it is rested. Because it's so rested throughout the day. If you sleep in the afternoon, do you see you can't sleep much in the night? Yes? Oh, you're already experimenting? If you sleep in the afternoon, you can't sleep much in the night unless you're sick or you're very tired because of something. Because it's well rested in the day, it can't sleep in the night. The ideal way to live is, there is no sleep in my life. But that's not possible. Right now, still body has some inertia. So it sleeps minimum, rest of the time it is at ease. If you keep this at ease, then sleep does not occur to the body unless it comes to a certain point of exhaustion. So, body is never ever asking for sleep, but it is definitely asking for rest. If you're not at ease, that means you're in dis-ease. You're heading there. You're in dis-ease means you're in a certain state of ill health. So don't move in and stay into the direction of disease, move into the direction of ease. If you become totally ease, sleep quality, sleep quota will come down. Quality of sleep will be good because quality of life is good. You want to increase only the quality of your sleep, life does not work like that.

Transcript: See, sleep is not a requirement in one's life. What the body requires is rest. Sleep is just one form...

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... of rest. Lot of people are beginning to think, in Tamil Nadu if somebody says rest, means they are sleeping. Need not be. You can sit and rest, isn't it? Yes? You can stand and also rest. You're running, if you stand, doesn't it feel like rest? You're standing, if you sit down, doesn't it feel like rest? There are many ways of resting. The most important thing is, rest means you're changing the energy equation. Where consumption is lower, production is going on at the same pace. So after a period of time, you feel rejuvenated because consumption has been lowered. Essentially you're managing the energy equation. If you're in an acute activity, the consumption is more. Whatever you're producing, it's not enough after some time, you feel exhausted because the consumption has been heavy. If you lower the consumption, and increase the production, after some time you feel energized. So now there are ways to lower the consumption and increase the productivity also. See if you come to a certain state of ease. When I say ease, it's not something that most people will ever understand because most people are not at ease. If you're at total ease, the system is at total ease, everything is at ease, it is well rested. Always, it is rested. Because it's so rested throughout the day. If you sleep in the afternoon, do you see you can't sleep much in the night? Yes? Oh, you're already experimenting? If you sleep in the afternoon, you can't sleep much in the night unless you're sick or you're very tired because of something. Because it's well rested in the day, it can't sleep in the night. The ideal way to live is, there is no sleep in my life. But that's not possible. Right now, still body has some inertia. So it sleeps minimum, rest of the time it is at ease. If you keep this at ease, then sleep does not occur to the body unless it comes to a certain point of exhaustion. So, body is never ever asking for sleep, but it is definitely asking for rest. If you're not at ease, that means you're in dis-ease. You're heading there. You're in dis-ease means you're in a certain state of ill health. So don't move in and stay into the direction of disease, move into the direction of ease. If you become totally ease, sleep quality, sleep quota will come down. Quality of sleep will be good because quality of life is good. You want to increase only the quality of your sleep, life does not work like that.

July 6, 2020

3:58

Is technology a boon or a curse for the youth?

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

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

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

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

July 5, 2020

2:17

How to overcome fear? What is the root cause of fear?

Transcript: The fear is simple because you're not living with life, you're living in your mind. Your fear is always about what's going to happen next, that means your fear is always about that which does not exist. If your fear is about the non-existent, your fear is 100% imaginary. If you are suffering the non-existential, we call that insanity. So people may be in just socially accepted levels of insanity. But,...

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... if you are afraid, or if you are suffering anything which does not exist, it amounts to insanity. Isn't it? People are always suffering, either what happened yesterday, or what may happen tomorrow. So your suffering is always about that which does not exist simple because you are not rooted in reality. You're always rooted in your mind. Mind is, one part of it is memory, another part of it is imagination. Both of them are in one way imagination because both of them don't exist right now. You're lost in your imagination. That's the basis of your fear. If you were rooted in reality, there would be no fear.

Transcript: The fear is simple because you're not living with life, you're living in your mind. Your fear is always...

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... about what's going to happen next, that means your fear is always about that which does not exist. If your fear is about the non-existent, your fear is 100% imaginary. If you are suffering the non-existential, we call that insanity. So people may be in just socially accepted levels of insanity. But, if you are afraid, or if you are suffering anything which does not exist, it amounts to insanity. Isn't it? People are always suffering, either what happened yesterday, or what may happen tomorrow. So your suffering is always about that which does not exist simple because you are not rooted in reality. You're always rooted in your mind. Mind is, one part of it is memory, another part of it is imagination. Both of them are in one way imagination because both of them don't exist right now. You're lost in your imagination. That's the basis of your fear. If you were rooted in reality, there would be no fear.

June 27, 2020

1:46

Stress causes damage way beyond just physical health


June 26, 2020

3:20

This is why you are stressed

Synopsis: Sadhguru says that it is important to understand the distinction between what you do in the world, and how you do it. So, stress and pressure is not about what you are doing, it is about how you are doing. Why you are feeling stressed is because you do not know how to conduct your body, mind and emotions - it is not because of what you are doing. So, first step is to take charge of your body, mind...

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... and emotions - once you do that, then outside situations will be just like a play! Without this, even simple things in life will cause stress.

Synopsis: Sadhguru says that it is important to understand the distinction between what you do in the world, and...

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... how you do it. So, stress and pressure is not about what you are doing, it is about how you are doing. Why you are feeling stressed is because you do not know how to conduct your body, mind and emotions - it is not because of what you are doing. So, first step is to take charge of your body, mind and emotions - once you do that, then outside situations will be just like a play! Without this, even simple things in life will cause stress.

June 25, 2020

3:51

Stressed? – Watch this now

Transcript: Stress if one aspect of life that is making too many people's life bitter. Stress is like friction in a machine. Stress is not a part of your life. If you know how to manage your body, your mind, your emotions and your energy there is no question of stress. Most people think it is their job, it is their family, it is their life situations, it is the taxes, it is the unpaid bills, which are stress....

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... Stress is essentially your inability to manage your own system, that is, there is not enough lubrication in the system to function in a smooth and easy way. Life situations are always there for everyone but each person manages it differently depending upon how smoothly his or her own system functions within itself. If you know how to manage this human system or this human mechanism then there is no question of stress. If you think the work that you are doing is important the first thing is you have to work upon yourself. If you have intentions of wanting to expand the scope of your lif, first thing that you have to do is work upon yourself because how successful you are in the world essentially depends on how friction free this mechanism is. You can bring your system to a frictionless state of fucntion with simple practices.

Transcript: Stress if one aspect of life that is making too many people's life bitter. Stress is like friction in...

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... a machine. Stress is not a part of your life. If you know how to manage your body, your mind, your emotions and your energy there is no question of stress. Most people think it is their job, it is their family, it is their life situations, it is the taxes, it is the unpaid bills, which are stress. Stress is essentially your inability to manage your own system, that is, there is not enough lubrication in the system to function in a smooth and easy way. Life situations are always there for everyone but each person manages it differently depending upon how smoothly his or her own system functions within itself. If you know how to manage this human system or this human mechanism then there is no question of stress. If you think the work that you are doing is important the first thing is you have to work upon yourself. If you have intentions of wanting to expand the scope of your lif, first thing that you have to do is work upon yourself because how successful you are in the world essentially depends on how friction free this mechanism is. You can bring your system to a frictionless state of fucntion with simple practices.

June 23, 2020

1:58

Stress management – what causes stress and how to get rid of stress

Synopsis: Shekhar kapoor asks Sadhguru - "One last question, because I know people will say - oh! why didn't you ask him about stress. And I would say, because I don't understand, I can not define stress. There are a lot of things, and a lot of questions that people ask me, because they will know that I have been interviewing you is - I know that we get addicted to keywords - but is there a definition we can...

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... assign to the idea of 'stress' [what is stress]" Sadhguru elaborates on what is stress and stress management and what causes stress. And towards the end of the video, he tells is a simple way to change the way we look at the world - which will relieve us of all the stress!

Synopsis: Shekhar kapoor asks Sadhguru - "One last question, because I know people will say - oh! why didn't you...

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... ask him about stress. And I would say, because I don't understand, I can not define stress. There are a lot of things, and a lot of questions that people ask me, because they will know that I have been interviewing you is - I know that we get addicted to keywords - but is there a definition we can assign to the idea of 'stress' [what is stress]" Sadhguru elaborates on what is stress and stress management and what causes stress. And towards the end of the video, he tells is a simple way to change the way we look at the world - which will relieve us of all the stress!

June 22, 2020

5:48

Simple lifestyle changes can take care of 70% of ailments

Synopsis: During the in-conversation event with Dr Devi Shetty, Sadhguru tells us that for health to happen, more than the healthcare system, the most important thing is to bring a culture of health. Right now, in terms of lifestyle, everyone is following the US. And that lifestyle is leading to many ailments. Sadhguru says that 70% of ailments can be handled by better lifestyle. These things are built into...

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... the Indian culture and way of living, and need to be brought back into daily life.

Synopsis: During the in-conversation event with Dr Devi Shetty, Sadhguru tells us that for health to happen, more...

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... than the healthcare system, the most important thing is to bring a culture of health. Right now, in terms of lifestyle, everyone is following the US. And that lifestyle is leading to many ailments. Sadhguru says that 70% of ailments can be handled by better lifestyle. These things are built into the Indian culture and way of living, and need to be brought back into daily life.

June 20, 2020

4:55

Eating food during eclipse is harmful for health

Synopsis: During an interaction someone asked Sadhguru - "Sadhguru, you may not be aware of this, but in the last few days after the eclipse, there have been lot of people on social media referring to your observation that food becomes unfit for consumption during [solar or lunar] eclipse. They are saying, they had food and they did not die.. they are even calling you superstitious and unscientific. So, just...

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... wanted your views on this".

Synopsis: During an interaction someone asked Sadhguru - "Sadhguru, you may not be aware of this, but in the last...

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... few days after the eclipse, there have been lot of people on social media referring to your observation that food becomes unfit for consumption during [solar or lunar] eclipse. They are saying, they had food and they did not die.. they are even calling you superstitious and unscientific. So, just wanted your views on this".

June 20, 2020

4:08

Anger – do you know you are chemically poisoning yourself?

Transcript: See, if you are driving on the Coimbatore streets, if you are driving on the Coimbatore street, you have to avoid the medians which are placed in odd places. You have to avoid bad drivers. You have to avoid drunken men crossing the street, children crossing the street, all kinds of things. But when you are driving on Coimbatore streets, do you have to avoid the moon? I'm asking, do you have to avoid...

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... the moon? No, because the moon is not on the street, isn't it? So similarly, right now are you angry? No? Then why should you avoid it? There is no need to avoid it, it is just that you think anger is an entity. Anger is not an entitiy. You become angry, you become angry. Anger is not sitting somewhere and you go hit it. There is no such thing. You become angry. When you become angry, is it pleasant for you or unpleasant for you? Unpleasant for you, unpleasant for others for sure. Unpleasant for yourself also. Today medical science proves to you, when you are anrgy, you are actually poisoning your system, you know. We have always known this, but today chemical tests clearly show you that you are actually poisoning your system. Generating poison in the system by being angry. So why would you want to poison yourself? It is not a conscious act. You are poisoning yourself, you are causing unpleasantness to yourself only because your mind is not taking instructions from you. Isn't it? It is not taking instructions from you. If it was taking instructions from you, you would have said blissfulness, isn't it? You wouldn't say anger. But now when you want to be peaceful it is getting angry because it is not taking instructions from you. So if your mind is not taking instructions from you, you have to pay a little more attention to it. Why is it not taking instructions from you? If you understand this, you don't have to avoid anger because anger is not sitting there and getting at you. You are becoming angry, you are becoming unhappy, you are becoming miserable. These things are happening to you essentially because you have not done anything to take your faculties under your control. It is happening accidentally, just by chance. If outside situations are good, you are also good. If outside situations are bad, you are also bad. That is not how human life should be. Human life should be like this. If I'm good everything around me becomes good. This should be the reality, isn't it?

Transcript: See, if you are driving on the Coimbatore streets, if you are driving on the Coimbatore street, you have...

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... to avoid the medians which are placed in odd places. You have to avoid bad drivers. You have to avoid drunken men crossing the street, children crossing the street, all kinds of things. But when you are driving on Coimbatore streets, do you have to avoid the moon? I'm asking, do you have to avoid the moon? No, because the moon is not on the street, isn't it? So similarly, right now are you angry? No? Then why should you avoid it? There is no need to avoid it, it is just that you think anger is an entity. Anger is not an entitiy. You become angry, you become angry. Anger is not sitting somewhere and you go hit it. There is no such thing. You become angry. When you become angry, is it pleasant for you or unpleasant for you? Unpleasant for you, unpleasant for others for sure. Unpleasant for yourself also. Today medical science proves to you, when you are anrgy, you are actually poisoning your system, you know. We have always known this, but today chemical tests clearly show you that you are actually poisoning your system. Generating poison in the system by being angry. So why would you want to poison yourself? It is not a conscious act. You are poisoning yourself, you are causing unpleasantness to yourself only because your mind is not taking instructions from you. Isn't it? It is not taking instructions from you. If it was taking instructions from you, you would have said blissfulness, isn't it? You wouldn't say anger. But now when you want to be peaceful it is getting angry because it is not taking instructions from you. So if your mind is not taking instructions from you, you have to pay a little more attention to it. Why is it not taking instructions from you? If you understand this, you don't have to avoid anger because anger is not sitting there and getting at you. You are becoming angry, you are becoming unhappy, you are becoming miserable. These things are happening to you essentially because you have not done anything to take your faculties under your control. It is happening accidentally, just by chance. If outside situations are good, you are also good. If outside situations are bad, you are also bad. That is not how human life should be. Human life should be like this. If I'm good everything around me becomes good. This should be the reality, isn't it?

June 19, 2020

3:33

Simple tips to sleep better

Transcript: So before you go to bed in the night, there are certain things that you need to take care of. It's best if you are eating meat and other kinds of meals, you eat at least 3-4 hours before you go to bed. The digestion is over. Before going to bed, drink a certain amount of water and go to bed. You will see, it gets taken care of just like this. One simple thing can be, just a shower. Always to shower...

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... before go to bed. It will make a lot of difference. In this weather, maybe cold showers are difficult, so you go for lukewarm showers. Don't go for hot showers in the night. Go for lukewarm showers, it makes you alert. So you will think, oh I cannot sleep. It doesn't matter. You will sleep 15-20 minutes or half an hour later, but you will sleep better because it will take away certain things. When you shower, it is not just the dirt on the skin that you are taking away. Have you noticed, if you are very tense or anxious whatever. Just a shower and you came out and feels like almost the burden has been taken away from you. Have you not noticed this? So it's not just about washing the skin. A whole lot of things happen when water flows over your body. This shower is a very rudimentary Bhuta Shudhi. Because over 70% of your body is actually water. If you run water over it, a certain purification happens which is beyond cleaning the skin. One more thing if you want to do, you just light an organic oil lamp. A cotton wick, some oil, anything, what do you use here? Normal cooking oil, linseed oil, rice bran oil, or sesame oil. What do you have? Olive oil. Fine. Any organic oil with a cotton wick. Just burn a little lamp somewhere in the room where you sleep. You will see these things will completely disappear. So everyday in the night, all of you should do this before you go to bed. Last three minutes, everything that you have gathered, the body, the content of the mind, things. Don't ignore small things, small things are big things. I've seen how people are carrying their own private pillow, you know. Because it's very important. So your pillow, your footwear, if you have relationships, everything that you have gathered, keep it aside. Sleep. If you sleep in that condition, you will wake up with much more light, with much more energy, with much more possibilities than you have imagined possible. Just sleep as life, not as a man, not as a woman, not as this and that. Keep everything down. Simply.

Transcript: So before you go to bed in the night, there are certain things that you need to take care of. It's best...

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... if you are eating meat and other kinds of meals, you eat at least 3-4 hours before you go to bed. The digestion is over. Before going to bed, drink a certain amount of water and go to bed. You will see, it gets taken care of just like this. One simple thing can be, just a shower. Always to shower before go to bed. It will make a lot of difference. In this weather, maybe cold showers are difficult, so you go for lukewarm showers. Don't go for hot showers in the night. Go for lukewarm showers, it makes you alert. So you will think, oh I cannot sleep. It doesn't matter. You will sleep 15-20 minutes or half an hour later, but you will sleep better because it will take away certain things. When you shower, it is not just the dirt on the skin that you are taking away. Have you noticed, if you are very tense or anxious whatever. Just a shower and you came out and feels like almost the burden has been taken away from you. Have you not noticed this? So it's not just about washing the skin. A whole lot of things happen when water flows over your body. This shower is a very rudimentary Bhuta Shudhi. Because over 70% of your body is actually water. If you run water over it, a certain purification happens which is beyond cleaning the skin. One more thing if you want to do, you just light an organic oil lamp. A cotton wick, some oil, anything, what do you use here? Normal cooking oil, linseed oil, rice bran oil, or sesame oil. What do you have? Olive oil. Fine. Any organic oil with a cotton wick. Just burn a little lamp somewhere in the room where you sleep. You will see these things will completely disappear. So everyday in the night, all of you should do this before you go to bed. Last three minutes, everything that you have gathered, the body, the content of the mind, things. Don't ignore small things, small things are big things. I've seen how people are carrying their own private pillow, you know. Because it's very important. So your pillow, your footwear, if you have relationships, everything that you have gathered, keep it aside. Sleep. If you sleep in that condition, you will wake up with much more light, with much more energy, with much more possibilities than you have imagined possible. Just sleep as life, not as a man, not as a woman, not as this and that. Keep everything down. Simply.

June 18, 2020

3:48

Why are even successful youth like Sushant Singh Rajput committing suicide?

Transcript: Suicide is not a pleasant thing. Not at all a pleasant thing because for a human being to make... see when somebody dies, commits suicide, we are just thinking oh, he committed suicide. It's not like that. You must look at what psychologically that person goes through to come to that decision. It's the most horrible part of one's life where somewhere, they feel so trapped. Either by physical situations,...

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... financial situations, or emotional situations. So absolutely trapped when there is no other way. This is when they take that kind of violent exit which you call as suicide. And, if we, if someone tries to kill somebody, that somebody has some defense. They can fight, they can run, they can protect themselves, some resistence is possible. But when you start hurting this one, this is the most helpless life and it is the worst kind of torture that you can do is to torture this one. Because this is an absolutely helpless life with yourself, isn't it? Somebody else has some defenses. So suicide need not be seen in terms of statistics, one hour they are dying. Even if one person commits suicide, it's a human concern. It must be a concern for the whole humanity. Why is this happening? You must understand in this country, in 2017, 7,600 children below 15 years of age have committed suicide. Below 15 years of age, when they must be bursting with life and wanting to live. Below 15 years of age if they want to commit suicide, what is it? We are somewhere driving ourselves to a certain desperation. One big cause for all this is education system unfortunately. It's the schooling system which is killing people. Because if you get 98, you are no good, you know. People will ask you where is the other 2%? So, apart from this, there are various other things. Economic things are there, emotional things are there. Various kinds of things for a human being. Essentially, simply because there is no clarity about life in some way. See, youth means, it's life in making. Youth, the most significant aspect of youth is they are full of energy, they have huge amount of energy. When I say energy, after all our life is a combination of a certain amount of energy and a certain amount of time, isn't it? So youth means an exuberant energy. But, most of the time the problem with the youth is they don't have the necessary clarity, nor balance. If only, if you could bring 10% more clarity and 10% more balance in their life, then the way they are right now, this energy would translate into something fantastic. Because if individual genius has to unfold, the most important thing is there is balance and clarity. There is a way to bring clarity to life. You have energy, if you bring clarity and balance, you could be a wonderful life early on, fanastic you can be. But if you have energy and you don't have the necessary balance and clarity, you could become a disaster right here. Both for yourself and the world as such.

Transcript: Suicide is not a pleasant thing. Not at all a pleasant thing because for a human being to make... see...

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... when somebody dies, commits suicide, we are just thinking oh, he committed suicide. It's not like that. You must look at what psychologically that person goes through to come to that decision. It's the most horrible part of one's life where somewhere, they feel so trapped. Either by physical situations, financial situations, or emotional situations. So absolutely trapped when there is no other way. This is when they take that kind of violent exit which you call as suicide. And, if we, if someone tries to kill somebody, that somebody has some defense. They can fight, they can run, they can protect themselves, some resistence is possible. But when you start hurting this one, this is the most helpless life and it is the worst kind of torture that you can do is to torture this one. Because this is an absolutely helpless life with yourself, isn't it? Somebody else has some defenses. So suicide need not be seen in terms of statistics, one hour they are dying. Even if one person commits suicide, it's a human concern. It must be a concern for the whole humanity. Why is this happening? You must understand in this country, in 2017, 7,600 children below 15 years of age have committed suicide. Below 15 years of age, when they must be bursting with life and wanting to live. Below 15 years of age if they want to commit suicide, what is it? We are somewhere driving ourselves to a certain desperation. One big cause for all this is education system unfortunately. It's the schooling system which is killing people. Because if you get 98, you are no good, you know. People will ask you where is the other 2%? So, apart from this, there are various other things. Economic things are there, emotional things are there. Various kinds of things for a human being. Essentially, simply because there is no clarity about life in some way. See, youth means, it's life in making. Youth, the most significant aspect of youth is they are full of energy, they have huge amount of energy. When I say energy, after all our life is a combination of a certain amount of energy and a certain amount of time, isn't it? So youth means an exuberant energy. But, most of the time the problem with the youth is they don't have the necessary clarity, nor balance. If only, if you could bring 10% more clarity and 10% more balance in their life, then the way they are right now, this energy would translate into something fantastic. Because if individual genius has to unfold, the most important thing is there is balance and clarity. There is a way to bring clarity to life. You have energy, if you bring clarity and balance, you could be a wonderful life early on, fanastic you can be. But if you have energy and you don't have the necessary balance and clarity, you could become a disaster right here. Both for yourself and the world as such.

June 17, 2020

3:46

Stop doing this in the morning | Two simple tips to wake up well

Transcript: So what kind of sounds you come awake to will determine the context of the day and the future of your life in many ways. So coming awake to an alarm bell with a certain start is not the best way to do your life. It is best that if you need a certain amount of sleep. If your body right now, because of the kind of food that you consume and the kind of thoughts and emotions that you process within yourself,...

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... accordingly, and the level of vibrance that you have managed within your body will determine how much sleep you need. Let us say you need 3, I'm sorry. Let's say you need 8 or 12 hours of sleep. I was saying the wrong number. Whatever amount of sleep you need, you know how much you need. So you go to bed early enough, so that you come awake naturally. If you are coming awake naturally, and suppose you have a doubt whether you'll come awake or not, if you have a certain chant. If you have identified one of the Vairagya chants, you can use it. Physiologically, one important aspect of you is your heart. The pumping station for your blood circulation, which pumps life across the body. This one thing doesn't happen, nothing happens. This starts from left side. So, we told you, you know, in India they have told you when you wake up you must roll to your right side and get up. Have they? Left side if you roll and get up, bad things will happen to you. Did they tell you? Bad things are not about that. When you are in a certain state of relaxation, when the body is in relaxation, the metabolic activity is low. When you get up, there is a certain surge of activity. That's why they told you in India. All these things are built into your life which you are throwing away. The whole science pf living has been built into your life. They told you in the morning before you wake up, you must rub your hands together and see like this. Not see like this, you must place it upon your eyes. You do this, you will see God. It's not about seeing God. If you rub these two things together, all the nerve endings, there is a heavy concentration of nerve endings in your hands. If you do this, the system comes awake immediately. You are feeling asleep, you are feeling sleepy, just do this and see. Everything comes awake. So morning before you move your body, you get it awake first and then place it upon your eyes. Instantly a whole range of nerves, connected with your eyes and the other aspects of your senses, come awake. Before you move your body, you body and your brain should be active. You shoudn't get up dumb, that's the idea. You understand? So you do that, and then roll over to your right and get up.

Transcript: So what kind of sounds you come awake to will determine the context of the day and the future of your...

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... life in many ways. So coming awake to an alarm bell with a certain start is not the best way to do your life. It is best that if you need a certain amount of sleep. If your body right now, because of the kind of food that you consume and the kind of thoughts and emotions that you process within yourself, accordingly, and the level of vibrance that you have managed within your body will determine how much sleep you need. Let us say you need 3, I'm sorry. Let's say you need 8 or 12 hours of sleep. I was saying the wrong number. Whatever amount of sleep you need, you know how much you need. So you go to bed early enough, so that you come awake naturally. If you are coming awake naturally, and suppose you have a doubt whether you'll come awake or not, if you have a certain chant. If you have identified one of the Vairagya chants, you can use it. Physiologically, one important aspect of you is your heart. The pumping station for your blood circulation, which pumps life across the body. This one thing doesn't happen, nothing happens. This starts from left side. So, we told you, you know, in India they have told you when you wake up you must roll to your right side and get up. Have they? Left side if you roll and get up, bad things will happen to you. Did they tell you? Bad things are not about that. When you are in a certain state of relaxation, when the body is in relaxation, the metabolic activity is low. When you get up, there is a certain surge of activity. That's why they told you in India. All these things are built into your life which you are throwing away. The whole science pf living has been built into your life. They told you in the morning before you wake up, you must rub your hands together and see like this. Not see like this, you must place it upon your eyes. You do this, you will see God. It's not about seeing God. If you rub these two things together, all the nerve endings, there is a heavy concentration of nerve endings in your hands. If you do this, the system comes awake immediately. You are feeling asleep, you are feeling sleepy, just do this and see. Everything comes awake. So morning before you move your body, you get it awake first and then place it upon your eyes. Instantly a whole range of nerves, connected with your eyes and the other aspects of your senses, come awake. Before you move your body, you body and your brain should be active. You shoudn't get up dumb, that's the idea. You understand? So you do that, and then roll over to your right and get up.

June 15, 2020

3:45

The only way to deal with the corona virus is to boost your immunity | 5 tips

Synopsis: There is no magic wand to deal with the corona virus. The only way is to enhance the immunity in our system to deal with the virus. Sadhguru shares 5 tips to boost the immunity in the system. #1 - Consume Neem leaves and turmeric balls on empty stomach, #2 - Chewing Amla (or Gooseberry), #3 - Consuming hot drink (honey + turmeric + mint + hot water), #4 - Yoga practices (Sadhguru teaches a chant and...

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... a kriya), #5 - Being in touch with the earth.

Synopsis: There is no magic wand to deal with the corona virus. The only way is to enhance the immunity in our...

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... system to deal with the virus. Sadhguru shares 5 tips to boost the immunity in the system. #1 - Consume Neem leaves and turmeric balls on empty stomach, #2 - Chewing Amla (or Gooseberry), #3 - Consuming hot drink (honey + turmeric + mint + hot water), #4 - Yoga practices (Sadhguru teaches a chant and a kriya), #5 - Being in touch with the earth.

June 15, 2020

15:58

What is the significance of Nada Yoga? Learn Nada Yoga – Yoga for Joy

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells is that today modern science is telling us that the whole existence is just a reverberation of sound. And wherever there is sound, there is bound to be a vibration. Sadhguru explains about the root sounds - the basis of all the sounds in the existence. These are referred as the basic sounds or universal sounds. This is the basis of Nada Yoga - the key to joyfulness....

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... Sadhguru teaches a very simple 5 min yoga practice - which is beneficial to bring overall well-being, and remove excessive fear.

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells is that today modern science is telling us that the whole existence is just a reverberation...

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... of sound. And wherever there is sound, there is bound to be a vibration. Sadhguru explains about the root sounds - the basis of all the sounds in the existence. These are referred as the basic sounds or universal sounds. This is the basis of Nada Yoga - the key to joyfulness. Sadhguru teaches a very simple 5 min yoga practice - which is beneficial to bring overall well-being, and remove excessive fear.

June 12, 2020

12:23

Simple tips to boost your immunity

Transcript: If you take this neem and turmeric combination early in the morning, and drink something warm, it cleanses the stomach in a big way. If there are any minor infections in your stomach, it will go away. And it also kills the cancerous cells in the body. When I say cancerous, it is not that you must be diagnosed as having cancer. All our bodies have cancerous cells. Only when this percentage of cancerous...

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... cells goes beyond a certain percentage, only then it becomes a disease. Otherwise, everyone of our body has cancerous cells. And how many of them are there, decides your health status in many ways. Neem and turmeric is a good support because it dilates the cellular structure in such a way that it is able to absorb. As you do you Asanas, the body will simply crackle with a different kind of energy. So consumption of neem and turmeric with a mildly laced honey water acts as a wonderful way of cleansing the system, dilating the system. That when you do sadhana, one thing it brings flexibility to the muscles. Another thing is because the dilation brings flexibility to the muscle, the flexibility as a consequences becomes a way that you slowly build the system into a more power possibility. Neem is available almost right across the country, except in the mountainous places. Daily consumption of neem leaves. Turmeric is anyway available. Now they are making what is called as nano turmeric, where the absorption rate is way higher than the normal turmeric. Which also greatly enhances your immune system. If you soak the gooseberry, or the amla, or the nallikai, in honey overnight along with some broken pepper. Black pepper, or green pepper. Green pepper, I'm saying, for those of you who are in other countries, green pepper does not mean chilli. We mean to say raw pepper. The pepper corn when it is raw. Which you might have not seen in most parts of the world. Here, it is common for us, it's available. So soak it in honey and everyday about 3 spoons, 3 times a day. It works best, all these things work best when you are on an empty stomach. So that's the first thing that you take. If you do these things you can see a significant increase in your immune system. I would say, in 4-8 weeks, one can see a significant betterment of one's immune system.

Transcript: If you take this neem and turmeric combination early in the morning, and drink something warm, it cleanses...

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... the stomach in a big way. If there are any minor infections in your stomach, it will go away. And it also kills the cancerous cells in the body. When I say cancerous, it is not that you must be diagnosed as having cancer. All our bodies have cancerous cells. Only when this percentage of cancerous cells goes beyond a certain percentage, only then it becomes a disease. Otherwise, everyone of our body has cancerous cells. And how many of them are there, decides your health status in many ways. Neem and turmeric is a good support because it dilates the cellular structure in such a way that it is able to absorb. As you do you Asanas, the body will simply crackle with a different kind of energy. So consumption of neem and turmeric with a mildly laced honey water acts as a wonderful way of cleansing the system, dilating the system. That when you do sadhana, one thing it brings flexibility to the muscles. Another thing is because the dilation brings flexibility to the muscle, the flexibility as a consequences becomes a way that you slowly build the system into a more power possibility. Neem is available almost right across the country, except in the mountainous places. Daily consumption of neem leaves. Turmeric is anyway available. Now they are making what is called as nano turmeric, where the absorption rate is way higher than the normal turmeric. Which also greatly enhances your immune system. If you soak the gooseberry, or the amla, or the nallikai, in honey overnight along with some broken pepper. Black pepper, or green pepper. Green pepper, I'm saying, for those of you who are in other countries, green pepper does not mean chilli. We mean to say raw pepper. The pepper corn when it is raw. Which you might have not seen in most parts of the world. Here, it is common for us, it's available. So soak it in honey and everyday about 3 spoons, 3 times a day. It works best, all these things work best when you are on an empty stomach. So that's the first thing that you take. If you do these things you can see a significant increase in your immune system. I would say, in 4-8 weeks, one can see a significant betterment of one's immune system.

June 7, 2020

3:19

Change your meal time for immediate health benefit

Transcript: When it comes to food, one of the most important things that you must be conscious of is, on a certain day when you eat a certain type of food, whatever you eat, you must consciously notice how quickly does it digest and become a part of yourself. Any food that you eat, if it lasts over 3 hours, that means you have eaten bad food. And that is something to be either avoided or reduced in quantity. If...

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... food moves out of your stomach bag within 3 hours, this means you're eating something that your system can handle efficiently. It may not be the best food, but your system is able to handle it. And between one meal and the next meal, if you create a clear gap of 5-6 hours and in between if there is no other ingestion, you will see the cleansing process in the system on the cellular level, cleansing will happen. This cleansing on the cellular level is most important and significant for a healthful life. So between meals there must be at least 5-6 hours of space. If you are over 30 years of age, two meals a day, two good meals a day will suffice. One in the morning and one in the evening. After the evening meal, before you go to bed, there must be a minimum of 3 hours. And if there is a certain amount of physical activity, not necessarily very heavy or strenuous activity, just simple walking, or maybe a dance or something like this. Create something for yourself where about at least 20-30 minutes there is some physical activity after the evening meal. If you do this, largely, your system will be healthy. If you watch the natural cycles of the body, based on this natural cycle, once in one mandala, that is, one mandala is 40-48 days. In these 48 days, 3 days will happen where your body does not need food. If that awareness is not there as to which say that is, for that in India they have fixed what is called as Ekadashi. That means 4 days before the full moon, 4 days before the new moon day, people don't eat. Wake up in the morning, no breakfast, no lunch. Only after the sun sets, they eat one meal. This is just to allow the system to realign itself. If you give this break, it is very very good for your heath and the body, the way it functions. Because the system needs that time to adjust itself. Everyday food, everyday food, it's a lot of hard work. The body, give it a little break.

Transcript: When it comes to food, one of the most important things that you must be conscious of is, on a certain...

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... day when you eat a certain type of food, whatever you eat, you must consciously notice how quickly does it digest and become a part of yourself. Any food that you eat, if it lasts over 3 hours, that means you have eaten bad food. And that is something to be either avoided or reduced in quantity. If food moves out of your stomach bag within 3 hours, this means you're eating something that your system can handle efficiently. It may not be the best food, but your system is able to handle it. And between one meal and the next meal, if you create a clear gap of 5-6 hours and in between if there is no other ingestion, you will see the cleansing process in the system on the cellular level, cleansing will happen. This cleansing on the cellular level is most important and significant for a healthful life. So between meals there must be at least 5-6 hours of space. If you are over 30 years of age, two meals a day, two good meals a day will suffice. One in the morning and one in the evening. After the evening meal, before you go to bed, there must be a minimum of 3 hours. And if there is a certain amount of physical activity, not necessarily very heavy or strenuous activity, just simple walking, or maybe a dance or something like this. Create something for yourself where about at least 20-30 minutes there is some physical activity after the evening meal. If you do this, largely, your system will be healthy. If you watch the natural cycles of the body, based on this natural cycle, once in one mandala, that is, one mandala is 40-48 days. In these 48 days, 3 days will happen where your body does not need food. If that awareness is not there as to which say that is, for that in India they have fixed what is called as Ekadashi. That means 4 days before the full moon, 4 days before the new moon day, people don't eat. Wake up in the morning, no breakfast, no lunch. Only after the sun sets, they eat one meal. This is just to allow the system to realign itself. If you give this break, it is very very good for your heath and the body, the way it functions. Because the system needs that time to adjust itself. Everyday food, everyday food, it's a lot of hard work. The body, give it a little break.

June 6, 2020

3:05

Don’t poison yourself by eating during lunar eclipse


June 5, 2020

3:35

Excess consumption of water can be dangerous

Transcript: If you don’t feel thirsty, if you don’t drink water, nothing is going to happen. You are going to be fine. It’s only in America you will die if you don’t drink water. Nowhere else do people simply drink water. When they get thirsty they drink water, otherwise they are fine. Even in a desert. It’s only in America, in cold climates, everybody is carrying a bottle and sipping continuously because...

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... the marketing machines have done this to them. That they must drink lots of water, excessive consumption of water. Especially if it’s done in small sips, the body absorbs. When it absorbs the sodium levels, which are very delicately balanced, will drop. Rest of the body also is affected, but may not be noticeable. But in the brain, sodium levels dropping, will lead to swelling of the brain. This does not mean that your brain is growing. Swelling means it's a kind of sickness okay? Not expansion of the brain. It’s swelling up because of lack of sodium content. So because there is not enough sodium, more water goes into the brain trying to supply the required sodium to keep the balance. So more water in your brain means you will slosh - psychological imbalances will come. See, if you drink lots of water at one go, the body will decide, how much to absorb, and how much to throw out. But if you keep sipping through the day, the body kind of gets deceived and tends to absorb more water than it should. But let’s say right now you drink two litres of water. All of it is not going to go into the system. What is needed, it will take, the rest of it will be shunted out. Nobody needs to drink water simply because you think it is a good thing to do. When you feel thirsty, you must drink water. Just to ensure you are drinking enough, drink 10% more than what you actually need. Couple of cups more, just to ensure that you don’t drink less. You have a certain amount of time before you can drink, that it is not an emergency. At the same time, when you need water, when you are thirsty and you don’t drink, it will cause damage to the system. The damage to the heart is immense when the water that is needed is not is not there in the system. But when I say water, it is not about drinking liquid water. You must eat high water content foods. If you eat a fruit, it is nearly 90% water. Vegetables and other things are over 70% water. When you consume food, at least it must be level with the percentage of water content in your own body. So any food that you eat should be at least 70% water content. This is why vegetables, fruits must be part of your diet so that it is there.

Transcript: If you don’t feel thirsty, if you don’t drink water, nothing is going to happen. You are going to...

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... be fine. It’s only in America you will die if you don’t drink water. Nowhere else do people simply drink water. When they get thirsty they drink water, otherwise they are fine. Even in a desert. It’s only in America, in cold climates, everybody is carrying a bottle and sipping continuously because the marketing machines have done this to them. That they must drink lots of water, excessive consumption of water. Especially if it’s done in small sips, the body absorbs. When it absorbs the sodium levels, which are very delicately balanced, will drop. Rest of the body also is affected, but may not be noticeable. But in the brain, sodium levels dropping, will lead to swelling of the brain. This does not mean that your brain is growing. Swelling means it's a kind of sickness okay? Not expansion of the brain. It’s swelling up because of lack of sodium content. So because there is not enough sodium, more water goes into the brain trying to supply the required sodium to keep the balance. So more water in your brain means you will slosh - psychological imbalances will come. See, if you drink lots of water at one go, the body will decide, how much to absorb, and how much to throw out. But if you keep sipping through the day, the body kind of gets deceived and tends to absorb more water than it should. But let’s say right now you drink two litres of water. All of it is not going to go into the system. What is needed, it will take, the rest of it will be shunted out. Nobody needs to drink water simply because you think it is a good thing to do. When you feel thirsty, you must drink water. Just to ensure you are drinking enough, drink 10% more than what you actually need. Couple of cups more, just to ensure that you don’t drink less. You have a certain amount of time before you can drink, that it is not an emergency. At the same time, when you need water, when you are thirsty and you don’t drink, it will cause damage to the system. The damage to the heart is immense when the water that is needed is not is not there in the system. But when I say water, it is not about drinking liquid water. You must eat high water content foods. If you eat a fruit, it is nearly 90% water. Vegetables and other things are over 70% water. When you consume food, at least it must be level with the percentage of water content in your own body. So any food that you eat should be at least 70% water content. This is why vegetables, fruits must be part of your diet so that it is there.

June 4, 2020

3:37

The temperature at which you drink water has an impact on you

Transcript: In America everybody drinks water with ¾ of the tumbler being full with ice cubes. Now what I say will be unpopular. In the yogic culture, if you are a yogi, if you are on the path of inner transformation, if you want to transform your system to another dimension of possibility then you drink water only which is within 4 degrees variation, upward and downward. That is, your normal body temperature...

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... is somewhere around 36 degree centigrade, so you can drink upto 40 degrees or 32 degrees. This is the best way to consume. If you are a student, that is, you want to absorb knowledge, you are not looking for transformation, you are only interested in absorbing knowledge, then you must drink within 8 degrees variation. That is, you can drink upto 44 degrees and 28 degrees. If you are a householder, who is not interested in any transformation, or learning, you just want to manage your wife and children and husband, that is all your thing is. Then you can drink upto 12 degrees of variation from both sides. Beyond that, is not conducive for anybody. So, that is an unpopular thing to say, but it’s important that whatever you consume is somewhere in the range of the body temperature. Not too far away from that, because it will disturb the way the water within the system behaves by consuming water or any substance which is very very far away from the body temperature. I know the ice cream loving people will scream at me now. I’m just telling you the ideal conditions. How many of you want to live in the ideal range or being conscious of it wherever possible. Staying there is a good thing to do.

Transcript: In America everybody drinks water with ¾ of the tumbler being full with ice cubes. Now what I say will...

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... be unpopular. In the yogic culture, if you are a yogi, if you are on the path of inner transformation, if you want to transform your system to another dimension of possibility then you drink water only which is within 4 degrees variation, upward and downward. That is, your normal body temperature is somewhere around 36 degree centigrade, so you can drink upto 40 degrees or 32 degrees. This is the best way to consume. If you are a student, that is, you want to absorb knowledge, you are not looking for transformation, you are only interested in absorbing knowledge, then you must drink within 8 degrees variation. That is, you can drink upto 44 degrees and 28 degrees. If you are a householder, who is not interested in any transformation, or learning, you just want to manage your wife and children and husband, that is all your thing is. Then you can drink upto 12 degrees of variation from both sides. Beyond that, is not conducive for anybody. So, that is an unpopular thing to say, but it’s important that whatever you consume is somewhere in the range of the body temperature. Not too far away from that, because it will disturb the way the water within the system behaves by consuming water or any substance which is very very far away from the body temperature. I know the ice cream loving people will scream at me now. I’m just telling you the ideal conditions. How many of you want to live in the ideal range or being conscious of it wherever possible. Staying there is a good thing to do.

June 3, 2020

2:33

Water handled with negative emotions becomes poison

Transcript: So the water today, we know about it in so many ways. In India - teerth. In every temple there is a teerth because water is capable of memory and intelligence. Today much research has gone into this. Every molecule of water, water molecules which gather and make into water cells, have phenomenal capability to remember things. Everything that happens around the water, it remembers. Everything that it...

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... comes in contact with, it remembers. It is alive. It is alive and intelligent. Water behaves just about the same way as the human nervous system behaves. If you take this water and just look at it with a certain emotion, immediately the molecular structure will change. If you look at it with a different kind of emotion, it will change differently. It is no more your grandmother talk. Even today in traditional Southern Indian homes, if you go and see, water is kept like a deity. With vibhuti, with scared ash smeared on it. And properly worshipped, everyday it is worshipped before you drink, because we’ve always been conscious that water has memory and if it has memory of the right things it will do the right things within you. If it has memory of the wrong things, it will do wrong things within you. I just came to some house in Coimbatore. It’s part of the Indian tradition that if somebody comes home the first thing is always, the first form of welcome is a glass of water. Always. So this lady brought a glass of water on a tray. I looked at her, she looked like Kali to me. Have you heard of Kali? All of you? The non-Indian people, you heard of Kali? Kali is a terrible form of Goddess, tongue hanging out, blood oozing everywhere, and all that. So I said, you are looking like Kali today. I don’t want to drink this water. Then I said, okay, you sip the water first. That means, she thinks that I am using her as a food taster. She sips it and she says, it’s good water. What she means by that is, I have not poisoned it. I said you don’t have to poison it the way you are is enough. Just give it to me a moment. She gave the water to me. I just held it in my hands for one minute and gave it to her. I said, drink it. She drank it and burst into tears and started crying loudly. “It is sweet! It is sweet!” she is crying. I said, that’s all it is. This is all your damn life is all about. You can either turn in sweet or make it poisonous - it’s up to you.

Transcript: So the water today, we know about it in so many ways. In India - teerth. In every temple there is a teerth...

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... because water is capable of memory and intelligence. Today much research has gone into this. Every molecule of water, water molecules which gather and make into water cells, have phenomenal capability to remember things. Everything that happens around the water, it remembers. Everything that it comes in contact with, it remembers. It is alive. It is alive and intelligent. Water behaves just about the same way as the human nervous system behaves. If you take this water and just look at it with a certain emotion, immediately the molecular structure will change. If you look at it with a different kind of emotion, it will change differently. It is no more your grandmother talk. Even today in traditional Southern Indian homes, if you go and see, water is kept like a deity. With vibhuti, with scared ash smeared on it. And properly worshipped, everyday it is worshipped before you drink, because we’ve always been conscious that water has memory and if it has memory of the right things it will do the right things within you. If it has memory of the wrong things, it will do wrong things within you. I just came to some house in Coimbatore. It’s part of the Indian tradition that if somebody comes home the first thing is always, the first form of welcome is a glass of water. Always. So this lady brought a glass of water on a tray. I looked at her, she looked like Kali to me. Have you heard of Kali? All of you? The non-Indian people, you heard of Kali? Kali is a terrible form of Goddess, tongue hanging out, blood oozing everywhere, and all that. So I said, you are looking like Kali today. I don’t want to drink this water. Then I said, okay, you sip the water first. That means, she thinks that I am using her as a food taster. She sips it and she says, it’s good water. What she means by that is, I have not poisoned it. I said you don’t have to poison it the way you are is enough. Just give it to me a moment. She gave the water to me. I just held it in my hands for one minute and gave it to her. I said, drink it. She drank it and burst into tears and started crying loudly. “It is sweet! It is sweet!” she is crying. I said, that’s all it is. This is all your damn life is all about. You can either turn in sweet or make it poisonous - it’s up to you.

June 2, 2020

3:24

What is the right food for our body?


May 31, 2020

3:38

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

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

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

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

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

March 11, 2020

6:30

Best System of Medicine – Allopathy or Ayurveda?

Synopsis: Ayurveda and Siddha are ancient Indian systems of medicine. A medical student asks Sadhguru, how amalgamation of Allopathy and Ayurveda systems can be achieved. Sadhguru explains the fundamental difference between these two systems, and the impact that artificial intelligence on the allopathy system of medicine.

Synopsis: Ayurveda and Siddha are ancient Indian systems of medicine. A medical student asks Sadhguru, how amalgamation...

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... of Allopathy and Ayurveda systems can be achieved. Sadhguru explains the fundamental difference between these two systems, and the impact that artificial intelligence on the allopathy system of medicine.

January 9, 2020

9:20

Simple Health Tip – Fast On Every Ekadashi

Synopsis: In every cycle of one mandala, 48 days, there will be three days, when the body does not need food. In Indian culture, ekadashi, 4 days before the full moon, and 4 days before the new moon has been fixed for fasting. This would cleanse the system.

Synopsis: In every cycle of one mandala, 48 days, there will be three days, when the body does not need food. In...

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... Indian culture, ekadashi, 4 days before the full moon, and 4 days before the new moon has been fixed for fasting. This would cleanse the system.

December 15, 2019

3:08

Consume Neem & Turmeric First Thing In The Morning

Synopsis: Sadhguru says that inertia levels in the body will increase if energy does not enter the system at the cellular level. The combination of neem and turmeric acts as a 'dilator' for the cells, so that energy can enter. Sadhguru elaborates on the benefits of consumption of neem and turmeric.

Synopsis: Sadhguru says that inertia levels in the body will increase if energy does not enter the system at the...

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... cellular level. The combination of neem and turmeric acts as a 'dilator' for the cells, so that energy can enter. Sadhguru elaborates on the benefits of consumption of neem and turmeric.

December 15, 2019

3:48

Healing Power of The Mind

Synopsis: Can I cause sickness to myself by the way I think? Can I cure myself with my thoughts? Sadhguru says, one can definitely cause ailments because of patterns of your thinking. Whatever happens in the mind, also happens in the body. Once the sickness happens, don't rely on your power of thoughts to heal yourself!

Synopsis: Can I cause sickness to myself by the way I think? Can I cure myself with my thoughts? Sadhguru says,...

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... one can definitely cause ailments because of patterns of your thinking. Whatever happens in the mind, also happens in the body. Once the sickness happens, don't rely on your power of thoughts to heal yourself!

November 28, 2019

8:00

A Fire Wash to ward of Evil and cure ailments?

Synopsis: What is Fire Wash (or Drishti as known in local Indian culture)? Is it just a superstitious ritual to ward of Evil? In this talk, Sadhguru explains the science behind this ancient Yogic practice of cleansing the energy body of the human system and how many chronic ailments have been cured simply by this process, especially in children suffering from ADH ailments. The Yogic sciences prescribe - "Panch...

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... Bhuta Shudhhi" or the cleansing of basic 5 elements of human system. What are the other "washes" and how can you benefit from them?

Synopsis: What is Fire Wash (or Drishti as known in local Indian culture)? Is it just a superstitious ritual to...

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... ward of Evil? In this talk, Sadhguru explains the science behind this ancient Yogic practice of cleansing the energy body of the human system and how many chronic ailments have been cured simply by this process, especially in children suffering from ADH ailments. The Yogic sciences prescribe - "Panch Bhuta Shudhhi" or the cleansing of basic 5 elements of human system. What are the other "washes" and how can you benefit from them?

October 28, 2019

07:59

How to remain always joyful and happy?

Synopsis: What if you knew a way to remain in a permanent state of joy? Is it even possible - you ask? Happiness is a natural state for human beings - only if your mind takes instructions from you - says Sadhguru. In this talk - he gives 5 simple tools that you can practice daily which will transform your life forever.

Synopsis: What if you knew a way to remain in a permanent state of joy? Is it even possible - you ask? Happiness...

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... is a natural state for human beings - only if your mind takes instructions from you - says Sadhguru. In this talk - he gives 5 simple tools that you can practice daily which will transform your life forever.

October 26, 2019

10:57

Is killing animals for food morally right?

Synopsis: Is killing animals for meat unethical? But even plants have life, so is killing them for food ok? In this insightful talk, Sadhguru shares his views on whether non vegetarian food is akin to cruelty and violence and morally wrong?

Synopsis: Is killing animals for meat unethical? But even plants have life, so is killing them for food ok? In...

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... this insightful talk, Sadhguru shares his views on whether non vegetarian food is akin to cruelty and violence and morally wrong?

October 16, 2019

04:59

The right way to do intermittent fasting – for better health

Synopsis: Indian Yogic wisdom has always prescribed fasting as a way for health and well being. Infact, there are many rituals and religious practices in India built around this. But its only recently in 2016 that the modern medicine has recognized the power of this wisdom, when Japanese cell biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi was awarded the Nobel Prize for his research on how cells recycle and renew their content,...

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... a process called Autophagy. As Sadhguru says - "Hunger and Empty Stomach are two different things - Your stomach must be empty for your body to heal itself. This has been known to Indian Yogis since ancient time". But how many meals a day should one have and what's an ideal gap in between meals? Is eating frequently really a good thing as modern medicine would have you believe? Watch in detail as Sadhguru explains the power of fasting.

Synopsis: Indian Yogic wisdom has always prescribed fasting as a way for health and well being. Infact, there are...

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... many rituals and religious practices in India built around this. But its only recently in 2016 that the modern medicine has recognized the power of this wisdom, when Japanese cell biologist Yoshinori Ohsumi was awarded the Nobel Prize for his research on how cells recycle and renew their content, a process called Autophagy. As Sadhguru says - "Hunger and Empty Stomach are two different things - Your stomach must be empty for your body to heal itself. This has been known to Indian Yogis since ancient time". But how many meals a day should one have and what's an ideal gap in between meals? Is eating frequently really a good thing as modern medicine would have you believe? Watch in detail as Sadhguru explains the power of fasting.

September 27, 2019

08:58

Do Not Sleep in this direction

Synopsis: One should not sleep with head in the North direction. Sadhguru explains the science behind this ancient Yogic wisdom and how it leads to many health problems including death.

Synopsis: One should not sleep with head in the North direction. Sadhguru explains the science behind this ancient...

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... Yogic wisdom and how it leads to many health problems including death.

August 18, 2019

06:34

Is your Clothing killing You?

Synopsis: Synthetic fibre has become the largest pollutant on planet and posing serious threats to both human health and ecology. The micro fibres in sythentic clothing is entering your body causing serious damage to the system. While talking to Imran Amed (CEO and Founder of Business of Fashion) during NY Fashion Week  2019, Sadhguru explains why moving to natural fibre is essential for human well being.

Synopsis: Synthetic fibre has become the largest pollutant on planet and posing serious threats to both human health...

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... and ecology. The micro fibres in sythentic clothing is entering your body causing serious damage to the system. While talking to Imran Amed (CEO and Founder of Business of Fashion) during NY Fashion Week  2019, Sadhguru explains why moving to natural fibre is essential for human well being.

August 6, 2019

10:47

Anger – Are you poisoning your own body?

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

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

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

July 29, 2019

04:51

Depression: Cause, Effect & Solution

This is a must read article for insights into mental health. Sadhguru tells us - "Fundamentally, you expected something to happen and it did not happen." This is the root of depression. Most of the depression is self-created, though few are pathologically ill. Depression makes one cynical and self-damaging. Sadhguru says - "..when you get sad, if you are going to get irritable and angry, and think the whole world is wrong, you are a fool." For one who is wise, one can also use this situation as a tool to grow. How to get out of depression - "One of the simplest and best ways of establishing balance is lots of physical activity in a natural environment – ideally from an early age."

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September 30, 2020

8 min read

The right food to eat to keep you awake and alert

Sadhguru explains that our the building block for our body is the food that we consume. The food that we eat should depend on our activity. A laborer, an athlete, a spiritual seeker, a software engineer and a student - they should all choose certain kind of food suitable for their activity. Sadhguru says - "Ask the body – not your tongue – what kind of food it is most comfortable with." Sadhguru tells us that in yogic system, food is classified as tamas, rajas and sattva. In terms of quality of food, vegetarian food is better than non-vegetarian food. Sadhguru also explains that coffee and tea, being nervous stimulants, though will make you feel alert and awake initially - but they will dull your nervous system and make you insensitive. Just by eating the right food, one can remain healthy and altert!

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September 27, 2020

14 min read

10 Tips to Sleep Less

Everyone is curios to know what is the right amount of sleep for them and how can they reduce it? Sleep essentially is servicing time for the body when it gets rid of impurities. It is a maintenance and repair time for the damage that happens to the body because of daily living – on the cellular level, on the energy level, and in many different ways. Actually, the body does not sleep, it just needs 'rest' to repair itself, but since for most of us, the only restful state we know is 'sleep' we think of sleep as an essential aspect of living. How much maintenance downtime you need simply depends on how much repair work is to be done. In this articles, Sadhguru explains the mechanics of sleep in detail and provides simple tips on how to reduce your sleep quota and how certain meditative practices like 'Shoonya' let you achieve the benefit of 3-4 hours of sleep in just 15-20 minutes.....

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August 28, 2020

11 min read

Three Amazing Health Benefits of Neem (Azadirachta)

The Neem (Azadirachta indica) holds a special position in the Indian Ayurveda medicine and Yogic sciences for its immense medicinal and health benefits. The tree has more than 130 active biological compounds and its leaf is one of the most complex leaf on the planet. Daily consumption of neem kills the cancerous cells in the body, kills harmful bacteria in the human system and is a remedy for many a skin infections. It increases the heat in the system, thus helping those on the path of Yoga and Sadhana. However, indiscriminate use can cause harm and one must observe certain precautions while consuming Neem.

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August 7, 2020

5 min read

Health Benefits of Fasting

The medical science today is realizing the health benefits of fasting - something which was always know and practiced in Indian Yogic culture. Many Indian rituals and religious practices were built around this to spread this knowledge. There are days when human body does not need food - if one is conscious and has developed necessary awareness of how human body functions, one will know the days when body is telling you - it does not need food. It wants to cleanse itself, repair and maintain itself and remove toxins - but we don't allow that to happen by constantly stuffing food. Fasting is a great way to rejuvenate the body, improve health and cure many a diseases. But there is certain way of doing fasting otherwise it could do more harm. Find out more as Sadhguru explains the benefits of fasting.

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July 23, 2020

4 min read

Coronavirus lockdown – How to handle the inner noises?

Many people are forced into a lockdown because of the corona virus. With no activity and silence on the outside, suddenly the inside noises are becoming very noisy. How can one deal with this? Sadhguru says - "Do not try to stop it because you cannot stop it. The only way is to distance yourself from it." He shares tips as to how one can achieve this distancing. Simple meditations like Isha Kriya can be of tremendous help.

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April 4, 2020

5 min read

Coronavirus – Simple Tips To Boost Your Immune System

Sadhguru shares eight simple tips to boost the immune system. These are extremely useful to strengthen the immune system and beat the corona virus #1 Consumption of Neem and Turmeric. #2 Consumption of Jeeva Legium and Raw Mango. #3 Consumption of Amla with Honey and Peppercorns. #4 Consumption of Mahavilva Leaves. #5 Ensure you get enough physical activity. #6 Generate ushna by chanting #7 Keep your self joyful #8 Practice Isha Kriya

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April 2, 2020

5 min read

What Is The Right Intermittent Fasting Plan?

Sadhguru says - "Your body and your brain work at their best only when your stomach is empty". One of the reasons why people have so much inertia is that they are eating more than what is needed. Sadhguru suggests - "If you are over 30 years of age, two good meals a day will suffice – one in the morning and one in the evening. There must be three hours after the evening meal, before you go to bed". If you ensure that there is a minimum eight hour gap between two meals, you will see that in six weeks time, almost 50% of your health problems will go away!

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March 19, 2020

5 min read

Benefits of Wearing Rudraksha

Rudraksh is the seed of a tree, and it has a very unique vibration. There are various types of Rudrakshas, and the number of faces can vary from a single face, upto 21 faces. They have different vibrations, and are worn for different purposes. Five faced, or panchmukhi, is good for everyone, for general wellbeing, health and freedom. If someone has chosen to purify their lives, Rudraksha is a good support for that. Sadhguru also tells about ekmukhi and gaurishankar rudraksh. He also shares various other benefits of Rudraksh and also guidelines on how to wear Rudraksh.

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January 20, 2020

8 min read

Can Yoga Help With Diabetes?

Sadhguru says that the root cause of all chronic ailments is in the energy body. Disturbance in the energy body can be caused because of various factors - food, relationships, atmosphere, emotions, attitudes, thoughts and opinions. Sadhguru says - "The basic premise in Yoga is that if your energy body is in full flow and properly balanced, there can be no chronic disease either in your physical body or your mental body. If people are willing to do a certain amount of sadhana to balance and activate their energy body, they can definitely be free of all chronic ailments."

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January 13, 2020

3 min read

How Can We End Violence?

Almost all aspects in our lives today have become violent. Today's movies, video games, most of the toys, our music, dance, the very culture is becoming violent. It is natural that it will come on the street. Sadhguru says - "because the violence is within the human being. That is the violence that needs to be attended to". If the enormous energy of a human being is not channelized, they will end up performing violent acts. This is the significance of yoga - through which individuals can learn to harness their energies to reach their ultimate potential. It is only through individual transformation that violence will end in the society.

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December 24, 2019

3 min read

How to Keep Your Body Healthy

Only if you keep your body well, healthy and comfortable, you will be encouraged to go further in life. Unfortunately most people today feel that body means pain. But it need not be pain, body can be very beautiful. Sadhguru says - "Just with the right food, practices and a little change in attitude, you will see this body becomes a miracle".

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December 21, 2019

3 min read

Fruit Diet For a Healthy Body

The efficacy of any machine depends on how easily the fuel burns. For the human system, fruits are most easily digestible. It is best to eat locally produced seasonal fruits. Going on a fruit diet can make you very alive and active. Sadhguru says - "Whether you want to use your brainpower or be engaged in physical activity, fruit will work perfectly well". At least 30% of your diet should be fruits. And, if one goes on a total fruit diet, it is important to eat slowly, and consciously ensure that you ingest enough quantity.

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December 20, 2019

6 min read

Can Yoga Help With Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Time and Energy - these are the two fundamental ingredient of life. Time is running at the same pace for everyone, but you can manage the energy. You want your time to be over, before your energies. If the energies get over before your time, then these lead to various conditions like Alzheimer’s, dementia etc. In the human physiology spine is very significant. It is very easy to regenerate and rejuvenate the cells in the spine and brain.

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November 4, 2019

3 min read

How Does Linga Bhairavi Devi Know What I Want?

We have many desires and aspirations. How does Linga Bhairavi Devi really know what I want? And, will she make all my desires come true? How does Devi really make things that we want manifest in our lives? Sadhguru tells us - a bicycle doesn't know where you want to go, it just enhances your journey. Like that, Devi isn't really interested in where you want to go, she just enhances your ability to go there. Read on to find out the best way to be to receive Devi's grace to manifest your aspirations and desires.

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October 15, 2019

4 min read

Should I Get My Child Vaccinated?

Many people today are advocating against getting your child vaccinated. In fact, anti-vaccination campaigns are gaining momentum, especially in developed societies. So, is it essential to get my child vaccinated? I am not comfortable injecting so many chemicals into my child. Sadhguru suggests that vaccines are definitely necessary, but perhaps the kind of vaccines and the spectrum that is being administered today may not be necessary. So what is the solution - Sadhguru suggests a pragmatic approach.

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October 3, 2019

4 min read

Why is Water Considered Spiritually Significant in India?

Soil becomes food, food becomes a body, and the body becomes soil again. It is the memory that is carried in the seed that makes soil into food and food into a body. And with a certain control over thought, emotions and energies, you can exert a tremendous amount of influence in the body - to a point where everything about the body can change. Our body constitutes about 65% of water, and today there is scientific evidence that with a thought and emotion, the molecular structure of water can be altered. So, without any chemical change, depending on the kind of memory the water carries, the same water, can either become a poison or an elixir of life!

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July 29, 2019

5 min read

Depression: Cause, Effect & Solution

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September 30, 2020

8 min read

The right food to eat to keep you awake and alert

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September 27, 2020

14 min read

10 Tips to Sleep Less

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August 28, 2020

11 min read

Three Amazing Health Benefits of Neem (Azadirachta)

The Neem (Azadirachta indica) holds a special position in the Indian…

August 7, 2020

5 min read

Health Benefits of Fasting

The medical science today is realizing the health benefits of fasting…

July 23, 2020

4 min read

Coronavirus lockdown – How to handle the inner noises?

Many people are forced into a lockdown because of the corona…

April 4, 2020

5 min read

Coronavirus – Simple Tips To Boost Your Immune System

Sadhguru shares eight simple tips to boost the immune system. These…

April 2, 2020

5 min read

What Is The Right Intermittent Fasting Plan?

Sadhguru says - "Your body and your brain work at their…

March 19, 2020

5 min read

Benefits of Wearing Rudraksha

Rudraksh is the seed of a tree, and it has a…

January 20, 2020

8 min read

Can Yoga Help With Diabetes?

Sadhguru says that the root cause of all chronic ailments is…

January 13, 2020

3 min read

How Can We End Violence?

Almost all aspects in our lives today have become violent. Today's…

December 24, 2019

3 min read

How to Keep Your Body Healthy

Only if you keep your body well, healthy and comfortable, you…

December 21, 2019

3 min read

Fruit Diet For a Healthy Body

The efficacy of any machine depends on how easily the fuel…

December 20, 2019

6 min read

Can Yoga Help With Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Time and Energy - these are the two fundamental ingredient of…

November 4, 2019

3 min read

How Does Linga Bhairavi Devi Know What I Want?

We have many desires and aspirations. How does Linga Bhairavi Devi…

October 15, 2019

4 min read

Should I Get My Child Vaccinated?

Many people today are advocating against getting your child vaccinated. In…

October 3, 2019

4 min read

Why is Water Considered Spiritually Significant in India?

Soil becomes food, food becomes a body, and the body becomes…

July 29, 2019

5 min read

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