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

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

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

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

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

June 4, 2021

3:47

Why are Thyroid problems on the rise?

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

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

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

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

June 3, 2021

3:55

Why does Sadhguru wear a turban?

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

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

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

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

May 30, 2021

3:16

The benefits and dangers of shaving your head

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

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

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

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

May 29, 2021

3:24

The scientific reason to be a vegetarian

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

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

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

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

May 23, 2021

3:38

Anything wrong with having multiple partners?

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

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

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

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

May 12, 2021

3:55

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

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

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

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

May 7, 2021

6:15

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

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

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

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

May 7, 2021

6:43

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

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

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

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

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

May 6, 2021

1:22

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

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

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

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

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

May 6, 2021

6:03

Mastery over the five elements – a key to good health

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

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

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

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

May 2, 2021

3:37

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

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

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

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

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

April 29, 2021

9:26

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

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

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

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

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

April 28, 2021

3:35

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

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

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

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

April 25, 2021

1:28

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

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

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

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

April 25, 2021

3:51

Where do I learn disciplined yoga that will help me achieve my goals? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #13

Synopsis: So my question is, I would like to space dive. It’s basically going all the way up to space and diving from there. And the thing is, I’ve knocked on a 100 doors only to be turned down every single time. Even ISRO turned me down saying they don’t have enough funds. Space dive is important because India has gone leaps and bounds forward in space technology. But in...

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... human space technology, it’s way back. My question to you, Sadhguru, is my biggest weakness is I like to live in danger. My question to you, Sadhguru, is where do I find an organization that will help me with the disciplined yoga and meditation that will help me with this? And, where do I find a person, most preferably a movie director, who will fund this project. Understand the importance of this project. That India needs a human space program. Fund it and make a movie out of it, which has less drama, less songs, and more of how a person struggles to get a mission accomplished.

Synopsis: So my question is, I would like to space dive. It’s basically going...

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... all the way up to space and diving from there. And the thing is, I’ve knocked on a 100 doors only to be turned down every single time. Even ISRO turned me down saying they don’t have enough funds. Space dive is important because India has gone leaps and bounds forward in space technology. But in human space technology, it’s way back. My question to you, Sadhguru, is my biggest weakness is I like to live in danger. My question to you, Sadhguru, is where do I find an organization that will help me with the disciplined yoga and meditation that will help me with this? And, where do I find a person, most preferably a movie director, who will fund this project. Understand the importance of this project. That India needs a human space program. Fund it and make a movie out of it, which has less drama, less songs, and more of how a person struggles to get a mission accomplished.

April 25, 2021

4:05

Is there an end to need? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #10

Synopsis: Fundamentally, there is always a need. A need for so many things, even when you’re in your professional process. Or where you garner wealth, or income. And you keep going. There’s a need to constantly get more than what you have. There’s no satisfaction and a place to stop. Is there an end to need? 

Synopsis: Fundamentally, there is always a need. A need for so many things, even...

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... when you’re in your professional process. Or where you garner wealth, or income. And you keep going. There’s a need to constantly get more than what you have. There’s no satisfaction and a place to stop. Is there an end to need? 

April 25, 2021

7:12

How to deal with mental health issues? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #6

Synopsis: What I believe surrounds us all is urban angst. That seems to be the terminology that comes out of mental health solutions, etc. And that seems to be trampened in many parts of the world now, including now slowly penetrating in India. When people deal with mental health issues like depression and anxiety. And those kinds of people seek certain chemical imbalance issues...

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... that are told to them. I really want to know, it’s such an order of the day today, I feel like it’s talked about like it’s a fashionable issue. But I think it’s a very serious issue when people talk about mental health issues like depression and anxiety and seek counselling to sort those issues out. And then the diagnosis at times is chemical imbalance and medication is given. I know you hate the word philosophy, but all your teachings are definitely about finding yourself and seeking that pleasantness from within. But to those who are not strong enough to achieve that and seek this assistance, what is your take on that?

Synopsis: What I believe surrounds us all is urban angst. That seems to be the...

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... terminology that comes out of mental health solutions, etc. And that seems to be trampened in many parts of the world now, including now slowly penetrating in India. When people deal with mental health issues like depression and anxiety. And those kinds of people seek certain chemical imbalance issues that are told to them. I really want to know, it’s such an order of the day today, I feel like it’s talked about like it’s a fashionable issue. But I think it’s a very serious issue when people talk about mental health issues like depression and anxiety and seek counselling to sort those issues out. And then the diagnosis at times is chemical imbalance and medication is given. I know you hate the word philosophy, but all your teachings are definitely about finding yourself and seeking that pleasantness from within. But to those who are not strong enough to achieve that and seek this assistance, what is your take on that?

April 25, 2021

15:43

Self-pity | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #3

Synopsis: When you speak about suffering. Sadhguru, it is definitely something that I believe, that self-pity sometimes is like a luxury spa. It’s somewhere where your comfort lies. Self-pity is, I believe, the most indulgent emotion. And it gets you nowhere, but makes you feel really good for a certain period of time. What is your take on something like self-pity?

Synopsis: When you speak about suffering. Sadhguru, it is definitely something...

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... that I believe, that self-pity sometimes is like a luxury spa. It’s somewhere where your comfort lies. Self-pity is, I believe, the most indulgent emotion. And it gets you nowhere, but makes you feel really good for a certain period of time. What is your take on something like self-pity?

April 25, 2021

3:21

Health tip – Walk barefoot on these days of the month

Transcript: Recently, somebody said this, just a week ago or ten days ago. This was published because you know M.F. Husain died. You know this? You know M.F. Husain, the artist died? So one of his most recent interviews, which he did with a famous or a well-known anchor in this country. Husain died in London at the age of 92. 92. He remained very active and energetic till the last day. So what is the secret? I...

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... think this interview was taken just three months before his death. What is the secret of your longevity, energy and health? He said just two things. Eat less, walk barefoot. Do you know this has been an issue with him in many controversies, where he was not allowed into certain very elite clubs barefoot. But he always insisted he walks barefoot. So for him to live long and healthy, this is the recipe he gave. Eat less, walk barefoot. It was very amusing for me to hear him say that. So what is the significance of barefoot? Especially those of you who find your body is not integrated enough, constantly it's troubling you. Such people should walk barefoot. It'll be nice if you can crawl, more contact I mean. This is why you prostrate. What do you think is the purpose of taking a dip in the temple pond and going and prostrating inside? Everything in your body comes in touch. This is what sashtang means, that the key points in your body must be in touch with the earth. For one who is on a spiritual sadhana, particularly on those days, shivaratri, amavasya and the next day after that, those three days. What is available on the planet is phenomenal. And it's also a reminder for you to intensify your sadhana. On that day, not missing the opportunity of what is there. So on that day walking barefoot. Every day there is benefit but on those days there is a particular kind of benefit, which is not only for physical health but also for spiritual well-being, also for creating the necessary momentum in the system for an upward moment.

Transcript: Recently, somebody said this, just a week ago or ten days ago. This was published because you know M.F....

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... Husain died. You know this? You know M.F. Husain, the artist died? So one of his most recent interviews, which he did with a famous or a well-known anchor in this country. Husain died in London at the age of 92. 92. He remained very active and energetic till the last day. So what is the secret? I think this interview was taken just three months before his death. What is the secret of your longevity, energy and health? He said just two things. Eat less, walk barefoot. Do you know this has been an issue with him in many controversies, where he was not allowed into certain very elite clubs barefoot. But he always insisted he walks barefoot. So for him to live long and healthy, this is the recipe he gave. Eat less, walk barefoot. It was very amusing for me to hear him say that. So what is the significance of barefoot? Especially those of you who find your body is not integrated enough, constantly it's troubling you. Such people should walk barefoot. It'll be nice if you can crawl, more contact I mean. This is why you prostrate. What do you think is the purpose of taking a dip in the temple pond and going and prostrating inside? Everything in your body comes in touch. This is what sashtang means, that the key points in your body must be in touch with the earth. For one who is on a spiritual sadhana, particularly on those days, shivaratri, amavasya and the next day after that, those three days. What is available on the planet is phenomenal. And it's also a reminder for you to intensify your sadhana. On that day, not missing the opportunity of what is there. So on that day walking barefoot. Every day there is benefit but on those days there is a particular kind of benefit, which is not only for physical health but also for spiritual well-being, also for creating the necessary momentum in the system for an upward moment.

April 23, 2021

3:51

How do I eat food that I don’t like? | Sadhguru at JNU | #18

Synopsis: I always have an ethical dilemma, that when I eat the MESS food, it is not always up to our standards and we don’t feel like eating. We don’t want to eat, and I end up wasting a lot of food. So I want a solution, how do I make up my mind to eat the food which I don’t like at all? Because I see that there are people dying for single grains of food and I’m here...

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... wasting food, getting all the facilities. But still I can’t eat that food.

Synopsis: I always have an ethical dilemma, that when I eat the MESS food, it is...

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... not always up to our standards and we don’t feel like eating. We don’t want to eat, and I end up wasting a lot of food. So I want a solution, how do I make up my mind to eat the food which I don’t like at all? Because I see that there are people dying for single grains of food and I’m here wasting food, getting all the facilities. But still I can’t eat that food.

April 23, 2021

3:51

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

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

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

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

April 23, 2021

8:46

Can wasting our semen damage us spiritually? | Sadhguru at JNU | #12

Synopsis: How important is a man’s semen for physical, mental, and spiritual well-being? Can wasting our semen damage us spiritually?

Synopsis: How important is a man’s semen for physical, mental, and spiritual...

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... well-being? Can wasting our semen damage us spiritually?

April 23, 2021

6:09

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

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

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

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

April 22, 2021

7:14

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

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

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

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

April 21, 2021

7:56

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

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

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

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

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

April 20, 2021

4:50

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

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

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

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

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

April 20, 2021

10:12

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

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

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

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

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

April 20, 2021

4:06

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

Synopsis: How to seek internal peace?  

Synopsis: How to seek internal peace?  


April 19, 2021

7:06

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

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

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

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... yoga?  

April 19, 2021

7:19

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

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

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

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

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

April 19, 2021

5:07

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

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

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

Synopsis: So when I was a medical student, I was a pastor of a church here at the...

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

April 19, 2021

20:16

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

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

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

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

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

April 19, 2021

6:03

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

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

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

Synopsis: Can I ask your thoughts on this? In many ways we are the inheritors of...

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

April 19, 2021

5:23

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

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

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

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

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

April 19, 2021

14:40

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

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

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

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

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

April 19, 2021

4:26

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

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

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

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

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

April 19, 2021

6:08

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

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

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

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

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

April 19, 2021

10:12

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

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

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

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

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

April 19, 2021

11:38

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

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

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

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

April 18, 2021

8:48

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

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

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

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

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

April 17, 2021

10:09

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

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

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

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

April 17, 2021

2:19

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

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

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

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

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

April 17, 2021

3:11

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

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

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

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

April 17, 2021

10:24

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

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

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

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

April 17, 2021

8:19

How to cleanse the Aura – 4 types of bath

Transcript: Aura is a certain manifestation of yourself. A subtler manifestation in the physical body. Keeping it clean is good. Aura is a manifestation, it's not a presence by itself. But what you manifested yesterday, or what you manifested 10 years ago, may be still hanging around you and not allowing you to become what you want to be. So that can be cleansed. Have you noticed that when you have a shower, or...

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... a bath as we say in India, which is not a dip but pouring of water over your body. When you let water go over you, you're not just cleaning the physical self, that is you're not just cleaning the skin. Something else also gets cleaned. Let's say you're feeling very angry, agitated, and all kinds of things happening within you. You just go have a shower and come out, you feel. All the nonsense kind of washed off. So a shower is not just about cleaning the skin of your body. You can cleanse the aura to some extent because what you call as body is a manifestation or a play of five elements. So you can give yourself a water bath. You can similarly give yourself a wind bath. You must see this. Suppose there's a gentle breeze flowing, you just went and stood like this. Suppose you wear thin clothes and simply stand like this. After some time you feel. Have you noticed that? Have you noticed this? You feel so clean and you want to feel like transparent and you want to fly away. Wind can do that. It should be just of the right velocity and feel and temperature and everything, if it's right, you will see wind just cleanses you. Wind bath. We can also give you a mud bath. You know if you go to the rejuvenation center, they're giving you a mud bath. Similarly we can give you a fire bath. So what's being done in the temple is a fire bath because, you know she's Bhairavi. You just give yourself a fire bath. Of course you can't pour it over your body. You just touch the aura of your body in a certain way. There are certain patterns running in your aura, along the tracks you run the fire, you will see suddenly you'll feel bright and clear.

Transcript: Aura is a certain manifestation of yourself. A subtler manifestation in the physical body. Keeping it...

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... clean is good. Aura is a manifestation, it's not a presence by itself. But what you manifested yesterday, or what you manifested 10 years ago, may be still hanging around you and not allowing you to become what you want to be. So that can be cleansed. Have you noticed that when you have a shower, or a bath as we say in India, which is not a dip but pouring of water over your body. When you let water go over you, you're not just cleaning the physical self, that is you're not just cleaning the skin. Something else also gets cleaned. Let's say you're feeling very angry, agitated, and all kinds of things happening within you. You just go have a shower and come out, you feel. All the nonsense kind of washed off. So a shower is not just about cleaning the skin of your body. You can cleanse the aura to some extent because what you call as body is a manifestation or a play of five elements. So you can give yourself a water bath. You can similarly give yourself a wind bath. You must see this. Suppose there's a gentle breeze flowing, you just went and stood like this. Suppose you wear thin clothes and simply stand like this. After some time you feel. Have you noticed that? Have you noticed this? You feel so clean and you want to feel like transparent and you want to fly away. Wind can do that. It should be just of the right velocity and feel and temperature and everything, if it's right, you will see wind just cleanses you. Wind bath. We can also give you a mud bath. You know if you go to the rejuvenation center, they're giving you a mud bath. Similarly we can give you a fire bath. So what's being done in the temple is a fire bath because, you know she's Bhairavi. You just give yourself a fire bath. Of course you can't pour it over your body. You just touch the aura of your body in a certain way. There are certain patterns running in your aura, along the tracks you run the fire, you will see suddenly you'll feel bright and clear.

April 16, 2021

3:25

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

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...Sadhguru, in one of your videos, you say that the problem with the world is that most people lack the intensity. Most people lack the necessary intensity. And then you say the way is dhyana. So intensity is more associated with fierceness and personality and dhyana is more associated with calmness. So they’re somehow counter-intuitive. Can you elaborate a little?  

Synopsis: Sadhguru, in one of your videos, you say that the problem with the world...

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... is that most people lack the intensity. Most people lack the necessary intensity. And then you say the way is dhyana. So intensity is more associated with fierceness and personality and dhyana is more associated with calmness. So they’re somehow counter-intuitive. Can you elaborate a little?  

April 16, 2021

2:57

Where is the human being’s user manual? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Piyush Pandey | #6

Synopsis: Pranam Sadhguru, You’ve been saying this for a while and I’ve been listening to you for a long time. The eye is more powerful than the iPhone. And the iPhone in the box comes with a user’s manual. And you’ve also said a lot of times that you’ve not read the user’s manual. So where is the human being’s user’s manual? Because iPhones come with the user’s...

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... manual in the box, then how do you find my user manual?  

Synopsis: Pranam Sadhguru, You’ve been saying this for a while and I’ve been...

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... listening to you for a long time. The eye is more powerful than the iPhone. And the iPhone in the box comes with a user’s manual. And you’ve also said a lot of times that you’ve not read the user’s manual. So where is the human being’s user’s manual? Because iPhones come with the user’s manual in the box, then how do you find my user manual?  

April 15, 2021

10:42

Benefits of burning incense – what is the right material for incense?

Transcript: Incense burning is about the atmosphere, not about you. Because different spaces, indoors especially. In different spaces there are different kinds of, one thing is smells. There's also different kinds of energy structures which will happen. The shape and size of the room will do this. This is why there is such a attention to the shape and size of the room. In Indian culture, there is a whole attention...

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... to the shape and size of the room in which you live. So, different shapes and sizes kind of create different kinds of energy structures. These energy structures can, if they become very strong, can determine your psychological and emotional state. Which either can be conducive or can become an impediment in who you want to be. So certain substances like sandal in India. There is something called a sambrani which is a very powerful thing, which is used even when people are ill. First thing they do is this and it is now been found it also kills certain types of bacteria in the air and also on the surfaces. So especially if there is a sick person in the house, sambrani everywhere. If they want to do some auspicious event, sambrani all over the place. It's a certain kind of regime, which as a tree drips. This has a powerful impact on the atmosphere. It is not necessarily a fragrance. It is a different kind of thing that it clarifies the air, it just makes the atmosphere feel more lively. Fundamentally it, whatever structures that they are there, it will make indoor like outdoor. If you burn a mild, you shouldn't to put too much then you will sneeze and lose your brains. Just mild sambrani in the house will make it feel like, though you're indoors, the feeling is of outdoors because it's an unstructured space. Especially if death happens in the family, sambrani is burnt for up to 11 to 12 days because they want to clear that air completely. Incense has a certain impact but don't overdo it. Don't think it will determine your spiritual nature. It can change the atmosphere a little bit. It should not be over certified. It has certain impact. These days incense is being made with chemical stuff. Best you don't burn those things. It's very, very important before, you have enough chemical thing happening on the street, in the industry, in the factory floor that you may be working, wherever. There's enough chemicals floating around. At least within your house do not burn chemically made incense because I think that is almost 70% or 80% of what's available in the market today is chemical. You must take it out before you burn it. It's very, very important because within the closed enclosures if you burn chemicals, well the negative impact of that is very, very big. So it must be natural resin or certain other oils, essential oils and things which can make a difference.

Transcript: Incense burning is about the atmosphere, not about you. Because different spaces, indoors especially....

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... In different spaces there are different kinds of, one thing is smells. There's also different kinds of energy structures which will happen. The shape and size of the room will do this. This is why there is such a attention to the shape and size of the room. In Indian culture, there is a whole attention to the shape and size of the room in which you live. So, different shapes and sizes kind of create different kinds of energy structures. These energy structures can, if they become very strong, can determine your psychological and emotional state. Which either can be conducive or can become an impediment in who you want to be. So certain substances like sandal in India. There is something called a sambrani which is a very powerful thing, which is used even when people are ill. First thing they do is this and it is now been found it also kills certain types of bacteria in the air and also on the surfaces. So especially if there is a sick person in the house, sambrani everywhere. If they want to do some auspicious event, sambrani all over the place. It's a certain kind of regime, which as a tree drips. This has a powerful impact on the atmosphere. It is not necessarily a fragrance. It is a different kind of thing that it clarifies the air, it just makes the atmosphere feel more lively. Fundamentally it, whatever structures that they are there, it will make indoor like outdoor. If you burn a mild, you shouldn't to put too much then you will sneeze and lose your brains. Just mild sambrani in the house will make it feel like, though you're indoors, the feeling is of outdoors because it's an unstructured space. Especially if death happens in the family, sambrani is burnt for up to 11 to 12 days because they want to clear that air completely. Incense has a certain impact but don't overdo it. Don't think it will determine your spiritual nature. It can change the atmosphere a little bit. It should not be over certified. It has certain impact. These days incense is being made with chemical stuff. Best you don't burn those things. It's very, very important before, you have enough chemical thing happening on the street, in the industry, in the factory floor that you may be working, wherever. There's enough chemicals floating around. At least within your house do not burn chemically made incense because I think that is almost 70% or 80% of what's available in the market today is chemical. You must take it out before you burn it. It's very, very important because within the closed enclosures if you burn chemicals, well the negative impact of that is very, very big. So it must be natural resin or certain other oils, essential oils and things which can make a difference.

April 14, 2021

4:05

How to touch the peak of my life constantly? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Rakul Preet Singh | #7

Synopsis: Sometimes my longing for enlightenment, or to touch the peak of life, it bubbles up sometimes. It goes too high, I get tears in my eyes, and then it shuts down. My question is how to keep that longing constantly high so that I can touch the peak of my life constantly?  

Synopsis: Sometimes my longing for enlightenment, or to touch the peak of life,...

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... it bubbles up sometimes. It goes too high, I get tears in my eyes, and then it shuts down. My question is how to keep that longing constantly high so that I can touch the peak of my life constantly?  

April 14, 2021

6:45

Step 1 for everyone to start feeling that life is beautiful | Sadhguru in Conversation with Rakul Preet Singh | #6

Synopsis: Whenever I’m talking to you, or listening to your speeches, or following you. It feels like life is really simple, you know. And it’s beautiful, it’s full of love everywhere. We are love, things around us have life. But, how difficult is it for people to understand that life is simple? And why do you think the smallest of the things have been complicated by the...

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... human race so much? Be it relationships, be it marriages, be it love, be it work. There’s just so many superficial things overcoating it. And people are just missing out on small joys of life. And they just don’t live life the way it’s supposed to be. What is it that you would say, would be step 1 for everyone to start at least looking into that direction of feeling that life is beautiful?  

Synopsis: Whenever I’m talking to you, or listening to your speeches, or following...

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... you. It feels like life is really simple, you know. And it’s beautiful, it’s full of love everywhere. We are love, things around us have life. But, how difficult is it for people to understand that life is simple? And why do you think the smallest of the things have been complicated by the human race so much? Be it relationships, be it marriages, be it love, be it work. There’s just so many superficial things overcoating it. And people are just missing out on small joys of life. And they just don’t live life the way it’s supposed to be. What is it that you would say, would be step 1 for everyone to start at least looking into that direction of feeling that life is beautiful?  

April 14, 2021

9:49

What does ‘aesthetics of life’ mean? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Juhi Chawla | #12

Synopsis: You mentioned survival and you talked about aesthetics of life. I would request you to elaborate on aesthetics of life. And my second question is for my friend. She asked me to do so, so I’m asking. What is the purpose of this universe?  

Synopsis: You mentioned survival and you talked about aesthetics of life. I would...

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... request you to elaborate on aesthetics of life. And my second question is for my friend. She asked me to do so, so I’m asking. What is the purpose of this universe?  

April 14, 2021

5:41

How to live consciously? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Juhi Chawla | #8

Synopsis: So, for all of us, give us in clear, simple sentences, do this, and you will be at least on the way to be blissful or happy or aware or living in a nice, conscious way.  

Synopsis: So, for all of us, give us in clear, simple sentences, do this, and you...

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... will be at least on the way to be blissful or happy or aware or living in a nice, conscious way.  

April 14, 2021

7:39

How to become loving? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Juhi Chawla | #4

Synopsis: Sadhguru, you said something about health. And you said, you do certain things for yourself. One, you’re given health, and then it is how you maintain it is, you eat well, you exercise, and then you remain healthy. Now, to be loving, maybe in a household, any situation, maybe outside. Like you said, outside forces are not pleasant. It doesn’t come easily, to then,...

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... just be loving. So, what is the practice? To become that way, or to train yourself to be that way.  

Synopsis: Sadhguru, you said something about health. And you said, you do certain...

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... things for yourself. One, you’re given health, and then it is how you maintain it is, you eat well, you exercise, and then you remain healthy. Now, to be loving, maybe in a household, any situation, maybe outside. Like you said, outside forces are not pleasant. It doesn’t come easily, to then, just be loving. So, what is the practice? To become that way, or to train yourself to be that way.  

April 14, 2021

6:03

Sadhguru, how was your childhood? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Juhi Chawla | #1

Synopsis: I’m fascinated and I want to know about your life. And I’d like to know, that, were you just born brilliant? Did it begin from that very moment? I’m from the movies, and I can’t help thinking, was it like it is in story books? A vulnerable sage came to your home, and when he looked at your mother he said, there is going to be born a guru. Rejoice. He will lighten...

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... his own path, and that of others. No, but was it like that? Or, how was it? How was your childhood?  

Synopsis: I’m fascinated and I want to know about your life. And I’d like to...

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... know, that, were you just born brilliant? Did it begin from that very moment? I’m from the movies, and I can’t help thinking, was it like it is in story books? A vulnerable sage came to your home, and when he looked at your mother he said, there is going to be born a guru. Rejoice. He will lighten his own path, and that of others. No, but was it like that? Or, how was it? How was your childhood?  

April 14, 2021

11:02

Benefits of applying Vibhuti (sacred ash) – how to prepare and where to apply?

Transcript: Ash is made in different ways. A yogi always uses ash from a cremation ground. For householders, people who are holding on to their houses. For householders we made other kind of ash. We made it from, the next best thing that we did was, cow dung. We burnt it and made ash. This is also good, it does certain things. It opens up your receptivity in a certain way. So we said don't apply it all over your...

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... body, just in certain points. If that is also difficult, then we did rice bran. Otherwise we did sesame seed ash. Like this we produce more and more benign things. But when Adiyogi used, he used cremation ground ashes. Even today many yogis use only that. But you should not do that unless you're properly initiated into the process and you know what to do with it and if certain things happen, you know what to do with it. For you the simple ash, either made out of cow dung or rice bran. When you apply, if you go into a space which is energetically charged in some way, if you apply it between your eyebrows. There is a spot, you must know this exact spot, there is a spot behind your ears, if you apply on those two sides and the pit of your throat and where the rib cage meets, just beneath that. The idea is you want the higher aspects of who you are to become receptive. See right now, to put the example very basic, I want you to understand this, don't react to these things. Now let us say you are a man. A woman came in front of you. It is not just the eyes, the whole body responds, okay. It depends who it is, what it is. Now, if you look at her in a certain way, you may think she's your mother. If you look at her in another way, you may be drawn to her sexually. If you look at her in another way, you may be repelled because it reminds you of something. Reminder need not be necessarily in the mind, it's all over the body. So now you're walking on the street, you don't want to get entangled in all these things. If you see anything, you want to receive this in the highest possible way. So you apply vibhuti to make those spots more sensitive. So that your receptivity is in the higher dimension of life, not on the lower dimension of life. When I say lower, I am not talking in terms of hierarchy, high and low. I'm talking geographically lower in your body, okay. It is not a question of morality, it is not a question of right and wrong. It is a question of entanglement. If you receive from higher dimensions within you, there is no entanglement. If you receive the same thing from lower dimensions, the same thing will become entangling in the process.

Transcript: Ash is made in different ways. A yogi always uses ash from a cremation ground. For householders, people...

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... who are holding on to their houses. For householders we made other kind of ash. We made it from, the next best thing that we did was, cow dung. We burnt it and made ash. This is also good, it does certain things. It opens up your receptivity in a certain way. So we said don't apply it all over your body, just in certain points. If that is also difficult, then we did rice bran. Otherwise we did sesame seed ash. Like this we produce more and more benign things. But when Adiyogi used, he used cremation ground ashes. Even today many yogis use only that. But you should not do that unless you're properly initiated into the process and you know what to do with it and if certain things happen, you know what to do with it. For you the simple ash, either made out of cow dung or rice bran. When you apply, if you go into a space which is energetically charged in some way, if you apply it between your eyebrows. There is a spot, you must know this exact spot, there is a spot behind your ears, if you apply on those two sides and the pit of your throat and where the rib cage meets, just beneath that. The idea is you want the higher aspects of who you are to become receptive. See right now, to put the example very basic, I want you to understand this, don't react to these things. Now let us say you are a man. A woman came in front of you. It is not just the eyes, the whole body responds, okay. It depends who it is, what it is. Now, if you look at her in a certain way, you may think she's your mother. If you look at her in another way, you may be drawn to her sexually. If you look at her in another way, you may be repelled because it reminds you of something. Reminder need not be necessarily in the mind, it's all over the body. So now you're walking on the street, you don't want to get entangled in all these things. If you see anything, you want to receive this in the highest possible way. So you apply vibhuti to make those spots more sensitive. So that your receptivity is in the higher dimension of life, not on the lower dimension of life. When I say lower, I am not talking in terms of hierarchy, high and low. I'm talking geographically lower in your body, okay. It is not a question of morality, it is not a question of right and wrong. It is a question of entanglement. If you receive from higher dimensions within you, there is no entanglement. If you receive the same thing from lower dimensions, the same thing will become entangling in the process.

April 13, 2021

3:33

Why should we leave memory aside? | Sadhguru at Harvard Medical School | #5

Synopsis: I’m wondering, one of the things you were asked is, as people are recovering from certain kinds of processes, maybe they’re entering different states of consciousness that science has not yet learned about. I’m wondering if that theory is necessary because we know at the plasticity of the brain, and extraordinary things that the brain can do to recover, functions...

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... in different parts as dimensions. That’s one, and maybe that’s a more technical question. I have a larger question for Sadhguru, you spoke very eloquently about memory, intellection, asking us to put those aside, and I’m trying to understand exactly what you mean. Because I haven’t caught it, I’m sorry to say. Because it seems to me those are the unique or extraordinary things about us as human beings. The fact that we have this historical memory going back to Mesopotamia and beyond in India thousands of years ago. And also as individual human beings, an intellection which allows us to build spaceships. So I’m not quite sure how you mean for us to leave those aside or place less value on them?  

Synopsis: I’m wondering, one of the things you were asked is, as people are recovering...

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... from certain kinds of processes, maybe they’re entering different states of consciousness that science has not yet learned about. I’m wondering if that theory is necessary because we know at the plasticity of the brain, and extraordinary things that the brain can do to recover, functions in different parts as dimensions. That’s one, and maybe that’s a more technical question. I have a larger question for Sadhguru, you spoke very eloquently about memory, intellection, asking us to put those aside, and I’m trying to understand exactly what you mean. Because I haven’t caught it, I’m sorry to say. Because it seems to me those are the unique or extraordinary things about us as human beings. The fact that we have this historical memory going back to Mesopotamia and beyond in India thousands of years ago. And also as individual human beings, an intellection which allows us to build spaceships. So I’m not quite sure how you mean for us to leave those aside or place less value on them?  

April 12, 2021

18:13

How do we deal with bad habits pushed onto us from pop-culture? | Sadhguru at University of Toronto | #12

Synopsis: How do we counter-balance 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 sweet perception of self-worth. And can also lead people to destructive behaviours, drugs, and alcohol, because it’s ‘cool’. This is the most common thing amongst us young people. Marijuana, alcohol, bad...

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... habits, it’s pushed onto us from pop-culture. What do we do? We can’t avoid it, it’s everywhere. How can we stay on our path and ascend? It’s human to fail in these habits but it does not feel right. It is impossible to escape. What do we do?  

Synopsis: How do we counter-balance the power of social structures put on by popular...

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... culture? It feels like it sometimes holds youth in ignorance and has them carry out a sweet perception of self-worth. And can also lead people to destructive behaviours, drugs, and alcohol, because it’s ‘cool’. This is the most common thing amongst us young people. Marijuana, alcohol, bad habits, it’s pushed onto us from pop-culture. What do we do? We can’t avoid it, it’s everywhere. How can we stay on our path and ascend? It’s human to fail in these habits but it does not feel right. It is impossible to escape. What do we do?  

April 12, 2021

7:52

How do we go about learning how our body works? | Sadhguru at University of Toronto | #11

Synopsis: So my question is, that we learn that we are sophisticated machinery and that we must learn how sophisticated machinery works. But how do we approach that? How do we go about learning how this sophisticated machinery works?  

Synopsis: So my question is, that we learn that we are sophisticated machinery...

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... and that we must learn how sophisticated machinery works. But how do we approach that? How do we go about learning how this sophisticated machinery works?  

April 12, 2021

9:58

How do I cherish my victories or my failures? | Sadhguru at University of Toronto | #3

Synopsis: So Sadhguru, going back to what you were saying, that we need to be part of the solution. And going back to what Daniel was saying that mental health is such a problem here. At UofT we are constantly challenged by new ideas, by some of the great minds in the world. And in such a competitive environment, which I sometimes describe as a rollercoaster ride we got onto knowingly...

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... or unknowingly. I find myself, and a lot of people in the audience would echo to this, that I’m juggling between dealing with stress and finding internal happiness. I want to understand how you live in the moment. How do I cherish my victories or my failures before I move on to the next task in life?  

Synopsis: So Sadhguru, going back to what you were saying, that we need to be part...

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... of the solution. And going back to what Daniel was saying that mental health is such a problem here. At UofT we are constantly challenged by new ideas, by some of the great minds in the world. And in such a competitive environment, which I sometimes describe as a rollercoaster ride we got onto knowingly or unknowingly. I find myself, and a lot of people in the audience would echo to this, that I’m juggling between dealing with stress and finding internal happiness. I want to understand how you live in the moment. How do I cherish my victories or my failures before I move on to the next task in life?  

April 12, 2021

17:37

How to take care of yourself? | Sadhguru at University of Toronto | #2

Synopsis: So Sadhguru, a lot of our students take leadership roles at school. A lot of them are just good friends, and are part of families where problems do exist. And they take the caretaker role a lot. So, what they’ve asked is, how do you take care of yourself when you are usually the one taking care of others?  

Synopsis: So Sadhguru, a lot of our students take leadership roles at school. A...

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... lot of them are just good friends, and are part of families where problems do exist. And they take the caretaker role a lot. So, what they’ve asked is, how do you take care of yourself when you are usually the one taking care of others?  

April 12, 2021

3:34

How can we heal ourselves from our past pain? | Sadhguru at University of Toronto | #1

Synopsis: Nobody goes through life unscared. Everybody has had a past experience with a person or a situation that left a permanent scar on them. Such that, whenever we are reminded of this, the sadness, or loneliness, or pain associated with the memory comes back regardless of how much time has passed. Is there truly a way for us to move on from things that have hurt us in the...

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... past, such that they have no substantial emotional effects on us? And, if not, how can we heal ourselves from this past pain?  

Synopsis: Nobody goes through life unscared. Everybody has had a past experience...

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... with a person or a situation that left a permanent scar on them. Such that, whenever we are reminded of this, the sadness, or loneliness, or pain associated with the memory comes back regardless of how much time has passed. Is there truly a way for us to move on from things that have hurt us in the past, such that they have no substantial emotional effects on us? And, if not, how can we heal ourselves from this past pain?  

April 12, 2021

9:04

Wearing black clothes can cause psychological issues

Transcript: Colour as we know it, colour as our visual apparatus know it, is only a certain breakdown of the white light. Something looks red not because it is red. Because, of the entire spectrum of colours which exist in the white light, it holds back everything and reflects only red, or in other words what it rejects becomes its colour. That means the perception is completely wrong. You think something is red,...

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... it's everything except red. And you think it's red because it's reflecting red light only, rest it's holding back. So something is white because it's reflecting everything as it is. So, if you move about in areas and spaces and situations where you have no control over what happens around you. Always white was suggested, if you walked out, white. Because you don't know what's happening, you don't know what's happening in the world around you, you don't know what's happening in whose mind, what thoughts, what emotions people carry. So white gives you a certain protection because it reflects everything. Not just the light, the very energy. Black absorbs everything. If you're in a space where you want to absorb what is around you, you must wear black. But if you wear black in a place where you don't want to absorb, but you wear because you look slimmer, then you will start accumulating all kinds of things. I would. It's a very unpopular thing to say. I would ascribe at least 20 to 25% of psychological struggles that people go through to remaining in black clothes for long periods of time in all kinds of situations where they should not be. People are wearing black for mourning. When somebody's dead, black is one thing you should never wear. If there is death around you, you must always wear white because you don't want to absorb that kind of energy. But I see everybody is wearing black when there is death, complete misunderstanding of life or no awareness at all. You've just arrived at things intellectually. So if there's anything that you don't want to absorb, you must wear white. All the other colours are in between play. But it is between black and white. White means complete reflection, black means no reflection. In between is selective reflection. That's for fun. But where we want to really absorb something, we wear black. Where we want to reflect, then you wear white.

Transcript: Colour as we know it, colour as our visual apparatus know it, is only a certain breakdown of the white...

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... light. Something looks red not because it is red. Because, of the entire spectrum of colours which exist in the white light, it holds back everything and reflects only red, or in other words what it rejects becomes its colour. That means the perception is completely wrong. You think something is red, it's everything except red. And you think it's red because it's reflecting red light only, rest it's holding back. So something is white because it's reflecting everything as it is. So, if you move about in areas and spaces and situations where you have no control over what happens around you. Always white was suggested, if you walked out, white. Because you don't know what's happening, you don't know what's happening in the world around you, you don't know what's happening in whose mind, what thoughts, what emotions people carry. So white gives you a certain protection because it reflects everything. Not just the light, the very energy. Black absorbs everything. If you're in a space where you want to absorb what is around you, you must wear black. But if you wear black in a place where you don't want to absorb, but you wear because you look slimmer, then you will start accumulating all kinds of things. I would. It's a very unpopular thing to say. I would ascribe at least 20 to 25% of psychological struggles that people go through to remaining in black clothes for long periods of time in all kinds of situations where they should not be. People are wearing black for mourning. When somebody's dead, black is one thing you should never wear. If there is death around you, you must always wear white because you don't want to absorb that kind of energy. But I see everybody is wearing black when there is death, complete misunderstanding of life or no awareness at all. You've just arrived at things intellectually. So if there's anything that you don't want to absorb, you must wear white. All the other colours are in between play. But it is between black and white. White means complete reflection, black means no reflection. In between is selective reflection. That's for fun. But where we want to really absorb something, we wear black. Where we want to reflect, then you wear white.

April 10, 2021

3:46

Just take care of these 3 things to always be healthy

Transcript: To create health for yourself, there are three fundamentals that you need to take care of. Food, activity and rest. 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...

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... three hours, that means you've eaten bad food and that is something to be either avoided or reduced in quantity. If food moves out of your stomach bag within three 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 five to six 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 five to six hours of space. If you're 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 three 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 to 30 minutes there is some physical activity after the evening meal. If you do this, largely, your system will be healthy. If one goes to bed with food still inside the stomach bag, a certain level of inertia is generated in the system. This inertia, physiologically it's like accelerating towards death. Death is ultimate inertia. And if you go to bed with stomach full, one thing is it generates inertia. Another dimension is the stomach bag is full means it will create pressure on other organs in the abdomen region. This will also lead to various kinds of health issues. It's very important when you go to bed, again, food has moved out of the stomach bag. That the bag is not heavy. When it comes to activity, in this brief time I don't want to give you an exercise regimen. The simple thing that we need to understand is, our body is capable of bending forward, bending backward and twisting sideways on either side. This much activity must happen. Whatever we do, in whatever form. If you do classical Hatha Yoga, that is the best way to do it, scientific way of doing it. If that is not yet in your life, you must somehow make sure every day you bend forward, backward and twist both ways and squat. So that stretching of the spinal column will happen. This much activity is a must for everybody on a daily basis if we want to keep the entire system in a healthful state. Particularly your neurological system, which will be an issue as one ages. The volume of rest that an individual needs is determined by various factors. What the body needs is restfulness, not necessarily sleep. Most people understand that sleep is the only way to rest. No. If you are in a lively state of restfulness moment to moment in your life, the volume of sleep you actually require will come down.

Transcript: To create health for yourself, there are three fundamentals that you need to take care of. Food, activity...

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... and rest. 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 three hours, that means you've eaten bad food and that is something to be either avoided or reduced in quantity. If food moves out of your stomach bag within three 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 five to six 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 five to six hours of space. If you're 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 three 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 to 30 minutes there is some physical activity after the evening meal. If you do this, largely, your system will be healthy. If one goes to bed with food still inside the stomach bag, a certain level of inertia is generated in the system. This inertia, physiologically it's like accelerating towards death. Death is ultimate inertia. And if you go to bed with stomach full, one thing is it generates inertia. Another dimension is the stomach bag is full means it will create pressure on other organs in the abdomen region. This will also lead to various kinds of health issues. It's very important when you go to bed, again, food has moved out of the stomach bag. That the bag is not heavy. When it comes to activity, in this brief time I don't want to give you an exercise regimen. The simple thing that we need to understand is, our body is capable of bending forward, bending backward and twisting sideways on either side. This much activity must happen. Whatever we do, in whatever form. If you do classical Hatha Yoga, that is the best way to do it, scientific way of doing it. If that is not yet in your life, you must somehow make sure every day you bend forward, backward and twist both ways and squat. So that stretching of the spinal column will happen. This much activity is a must for everybody on a daily basis if we want to keep the entire system in a healthful state. Particularly your neurological system, which will be an issue as one ages. The volume of rest that an individual needs is determined by various factors. What the body needs is restfulness, not necessarily sleep. Most people understand that sleep is the only way to rest. No. If you are in a lively state of restfulness moment to moment in your life, the volume of sleep you actually require will come down.

April 7, 2021

3:59

Are your clothes killing you?

Transcript: There's substantial studies which show that wearing synthetic fiber causes immense damage to the system and could be the source of various diseases that we are suffering. Unexplained levels of cancer, many things. Some people say, it is still not very well established, but definitely it has impact. They are saying almost there is not a single American citizen, who doesn't have a certain amount of plastic...

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... in their bodies. This may be so everywhere, probably only Americans have been studied. They've been put under the microscope. They say on an average 28 grams of plastic could be in American citizens' body. Both from food consumption and textiles that they use. Especially for children, the level of skin allergies and other things you're finding is mainly because of the type of clothing they're using. And once you use synthetic clothing, it is very flammable. So to make it not so flammable, they're using other kinds of chemicals which are carcinogenic, there's no question about that. So these things need to be reversed now because as it is, it is estimated we are, on an average every human being on the planet has five times more clothing than what our grandparents had. That sum number even sounds low to me. That's among your clients. Yeah. I mean when I see people's closets. On an average, I'm saying. But by 2025, they say that's going to double. That means we'll have 10 times more. So when this kind of phenomenal increase in textile consumption is on the threshold, I think it's very important we bring back natural fiber. The way we dress is destroying the world. Textile has become the third largest polluter on the planet. So one important thing that needs to happen is to shift back to natural fiber as much as possible in the coming few decades. If we don't do that, because everybody's shooting the plastic bag which is visible. The lowly plastic bag is, yes it needs to be handled. But it is not the main thing. It's just visible and flying all over the place. But textile or poly fiber is one of the biggest polluters when it comes to plastic pollution. It's the largest one actually. But it goes unaddressed because it is all microfiber. It's in your body, it's in the food that we eat, it's in the water that we drink, it's everywhere. So shifting back to natural fiber as much as possible is an important thing and this is also, this will also handle variety of other aspects for nations which grow natural fiber and have the capacity and the talent to produce yarn and then to weave it in many different ways. Which is a skill that human beings developed for over thousands of years. You know it took millennia to develop these skills. But we're just killing it just in one or two generations. Simply because we got machine made cloth and we got synthetic fiber. So overall well-being of the human being involves clothing also. So here I am.

Transcript: There's substantial studies which show that wearing synthetic fiber causes immense damage to the system...

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... and could be the source of various diseases that we are suffering. Unexplained levels of cancer, many things. Some people say, it is still not very well established, but definitely it has impact. They are saying almost there is not a single American citizen, who doesn't have a certain amount of plastic in their bodies. This may be so everywhere, probably only Americans have been studied. They've been put under the microscope. They say on an average 28 grams of plastic could be in American citizens' body. Both from food consumption and textiles that they use. Especially for children, the level of skin allergies and other things you're finding is mainly because of the type of clothing they're using. And once you use synthetic clothing, it is very flammable. So to make it not so flammable, they're using other kinds of chemicals which are carcinogenic, there's no question about that. So these things need to be reversed now because as it is, it is estimated we are, on an average every human being on the planet has five times more clothing than what our grandparents had. That sum number even sounds low to me. That's among your clients. Yeah. I mean when I see people's closets. On an average, I'm saying. But by 2025, they say that's going to double. That means we'll have 10 times more. So when this kind of phenomenal increase in textile consumption is on the threshold, I think it's very important we bring back natural fiber. The way we dress is destroying the world. Textile has become the third largest polluter on the planet. So one important thing that needs to happen is to shift back to natural fiber as much as possible in the coming few decades. If we don't do that, because everybody's shooting the plastic bag which is visible. The lowly plastic bag is, yes it needs to be handled. But it is not the main thing. It's just visible and flying all over the place. But textile or poly fiber is one of the biggest polluters when it comes to plastic pollution. It's the largest one actually. But it goes unaddressed because it is all microfiber. It's in your body, it's in the food that we eat, it's in the water that we drink, it's everywhere. So shifting back to natural fiber as much as possible is an important thing and this is also, this will also handle variety of other aspects for nations which grow natural fiber and have the capacity and the talent to produce yarn and then to weave it in many different ways. Which is a skill that human beings developed for over thousands of years. You know it took millennia to develop these skills. But we're just killing it just in one or two generations. Simply because we got machine made cloth and we got synthetic fiber. So overall well-being of the human being involves clothing also. So here I am.

April 5, 2021

3:31

The significance of geometric perfection – the impact of building design

Transcript: In the physical world, the most important aspect is geometric perfection. So geometry is very important. In the yogic sciences, the entire yogice sciences on the physical level, is just about aligning your geometry, your individual geometry to the cosmic geomtry so that, at some point, there is no difference between you and the cosmos. A machine, let's say an engine, let's say a car engine. If we say...

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... it is well engineered, essentially we are saying it's geometrically perfect. Yes or on? It is geometrically so perfect, there is least amount of friction. The same goes for this. If it is geometrically perfect, there is least amount of friction. If there is least amount of friction, there is very little wear and tear in terms of life. So architecture is dwellings and usable buildings that we build. In some way, in some way they must find their place with the rest of the creation. I think we've lost this completely simply because we answer liberty with material. Once steel and concrete came, we thought we can build like this, we can build like this, we can build like this. Whichever way we want because of the strength of the material. Doing things with just sheer force, is all right sometimes for agility. But if you do everything like that, your life will become ugly. Not only the building, your life will become ugly because you're doing things with force. Life is beautiful when we can do things with minimum force and maximum impact. Yes or no? Anything that we do, we do it with minimum force but with maximum impact, then life feels aesthetic and beautiful. If you exert maximum force and minimum impact, that's a crude way to live. So our architecture has taken to this mode simply because we found material, where the strength of the material is such we can do absurd shapes and still make them stand. Something which has no right to stand up geometrically is standing up simply because of the strength of the material. If we withdraw from that excitement of finding new material, to more sensible geometry in the world, well, you will see world will feel much better. People will be much healthier, physically and mentally if they live in such buildings. There'll be many other benefits. Above all, you will cause minimum disturbance to everything around you.

Transcript: In the physical world, the most important aspect is geometric perfection. So geometry is very important....

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... In the yogic sciences, the entire yogice sciences on the physical level, is just about aligning your geometry, your individual geometry to the cosmic geomtry so that, at some point, there is no difference between you and the cosmos. A machine, let's say an engine, let's say a car engine. If we say it is well engineered, essentially we are saying it's geometrically perfect. Yes or on? It is geometrically so perfect, there is least amount of friction. The same goes for this. If it is geometrically perfect, there is least amount of friction. If there is least amount of friction, there is very little wear and tear in terms of life. So architecture is dwellings and usable buildings that we build. In some way, in some way they must find their place with the rest of the creation. I think we've lost this completely simply because we answer liberty with material. Once steel and concrete came, we thought we can build like this, we can build like this, we can build like this. Whichever way we want because of the strength of the material. Doing things with just sheer force, is all right sometimes for agility. But if you do everything like that, your life will become ugly. Not only the building, your life will become ugly because you're doing things with force. Life is beautiful when we can do things with minimum force and maximum impact. Yes or no? Anything that we do, we do it with minimum force but with maximum impact, then life feels aesthetic and beautiful. If you exert maximum force and minimum impact, that's a crude way to live. So our architecture has taken to this mode simply because we found material, where the strength of the material is such we can do absurd shapes and still make them stand. Something which has no right to stand up geometrically is standing up simply because of the strength of the material. If we withdraw from that excitement of finding new material, to more sensible geometry in the world, well, you will see world will feel much better. People will be much healthier, physically and mentally if they live in such buildings. There'll be many other benefits. Above all, you will cause minimum disturbance to everything around you.

March 25, 2021

3:22

How to prevent cancer?

Transcript: When I say cancer cells, every one of our bodies has cancerous cells. But they're disorganized. They're all over the place. For some reason, if you create certain situations in the body, they will get organized. So from petty crime to organized crime, serious problem, isn't it? There are petty criminals everywhere in every town. Here and there they'll do little pickpocket, this, that, no problem. But...

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... if 50 of them get organized in Coimbatore city, then suddenly the whole atmosphere in the city will change because these 50 guys together can do such things that it'll become dangerous for you to step on the street. So that's all is happening in the body. There are cancerous cells. These are criminal cells. They're running around. If they're loafing around by themselves, no problem. If they all gather in one place, if they meet in one place and they hit it off, then it's a problem. Before they gang up, if you keep breaking them up here and there, killing a few guys. Everyday neem just does that. It just reduces. It keeps the number of cancerous cells in the body within a certain percentage where it doesn't really gang up against the system. So it's a very important thing to consum neem. Only thing about neem is, if you consume it in excess quantity it also kills the sperm cells. That is, we will have the fortune of a reduced population if everybody in the world consumes enough neem. Because it's a spermicide it must be consumed in small quantities because it's not for us to decide what should happen to an individual. And women, when they are pregnant, up to four months of pregnancy or to be safe, up to five months of pregnancy, one should not consume neem because it is a spermicide. When the fetus is developing, the role of the sperm is still there to a certain point. Four months is what is prescribed. I am saying five months. One can start after five months.

Transcript: When I say cancer cells, every one of our bodies has cancerous cells. But they're disorganized. They're...

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... all over the place. For some reason, if you create certain situations in the body, they will get organized. So from petty crime to organized crime, serious problem, isn't it? There are petty criminals everywhere in every town. Here and there they'll do little pickpocket, this, that, no problem. But if 50 of them get organized in Coimbatore city, then suddenly the whole atmosphere in the city will change because these 50 guys together can do such things that it'll become dangerous for you to step on the street. So that's all is happening in the body. There are cancerous cells. These are criminal cells. They're running around. If they're loafing around by themselves, no problem. If they all gather in one place, if they meet in one place and they hit it off, then it's a problem. Before they gang up, if you keep breaking them up here and there, killing a few guys. Everyday neem just does that. It just reduces. It keeps the number of cancerous cells in the body within a certain percentage where it doesn't really gang up against the system. So it's a very important thing to consum neem. Only thing about neem is, if you consume it in excess quantity it also kills the sperm cells. That is, we will have the fortune of a reduced population if everybody in the world consumes enough neem. Because it's a spermicide it must be consumed in small quantities because it's not for us to decide what should happen to an individual. And women, when they are pregnant, up to four months of pregnancy or to be safe, up to five months of pregnancy, one should not consume neem because it is a spermicide. When the fetus is developing, the role of the sperm is still there to a certain point. Four months is what is prescribed. I am saying five months. One can start after five months.

March 24, 2021

2:47

Excess non-veg food causes cancer – What is a proper diet?

Transcript: How you eat is important, you know. Once you're human, you must do everything consciously. Eating also should happen consciously. It is not the question of is this right, is this wrong. What is most suitable for the system that's what you should eat. Do you know some of the top level athletes have shifted to vegetarian diet these days? Most of the martial arts people are all 100% vegetarians. Are you...

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... aware? Bruce Lee was a vegetarian, do you know that? Yes. Because the flexibility of the muscle will be lost with too much non-vegetarian food. Non-vegetarian food is mainly consumed because you need protein. Vegetarian diets, if it's cooked vegetarian meals, generally the protein level is low. That's one big mistake that's happening in India is, too much cooked vegetarian food, protein levels are low. But you need only 3% of your body is actually protein. Almost every vegetable, every fruit, if it's eaten, in its raw condition has the necessary protein that your body wants. But when you cook it, it's not enough. With non-vegetarian food, the protein content is too high. If you consume too much of protein, it causes cancer. Western countries have far more, larger incidents of cancer than in the eastern countries. One main reason is excessive protein through non-vegetarian food. You do one thing, you go on a proper balanced vegetarian diet with at least 40 to 50% of it live food, uncooked condition. You will see you will be so much brighter, livelier. All your diseases will go away. Do you know people go to naturopathic clinics and all their disease goes away? Just because they change the food pattern. That's a proven fact, isn't it? Any number of people have dropped their ailments just by changing their food habits. Today in India, not more than 20% of the population is actually eating properly. Even the reasonably well to do. For example in Madras city. A vegetarian family, well to do means they just eat sambar rice. They are not eating properly, vegetarian meals. They are not eating sufficient vegetables, sufficient fruit, sufficient you know sprouts and nuts and all this. They're just eating sambar, idli, dosa, idli, dosa, idli, dosa. Isn't it? Many homes that just eating idli dosa morning, night, morning, night, isn't it? Whatever they eat, it's all rice. Nothing but rice. With that kind of diet, yes, they won't last very long. But if you eat proper vegetarian meals, then you will see your life gets greatly enhanced.

Transcript: How you eat is important, you know. Once you're human, you must do everything consciously. Eating also...

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... should happen consciously. It is not the question of is this right, is this wrong. What is most suitable for the system that's what you should eat. Do you know some of the top level athletes have shifted to vegetarian diet these days? Most of the martial arts people are all 100% vegetarians. Are you aware? Bruce Lee was a vegetarian, do you know that? Yes. Because the flexibility of the muscle will be lost with too much non-vegetarian food. Non-vegetarian food is mainly consumed because you need protein. Vegetarian diets, if it's cooked vegetarian meals, generally the protein level is low. That's one big mistake that's happening in India is, too much cooked vegetarian food, protein levels are low. But you need only 3% of your body is actually protein. Almost every vegetable, every fruit, if it's eaten, in its raw condition has the necessary protein that your body wants. But when you cook it, it's not enough. With non-vegetarian food, the protein content is too high. If you consume too much of protein, it causes cancer. Western countries have far more, larger incidents of cancer than in the eastern countries. One main reason is excessive protein through non-vegetarian food. You do one thing, you go on a proper balanced vegetarian diet with at least 40 to 50% of it live food, uncooked condition. You will see you will be so much brighter, livelier. All your diseases will go away. Do you know people go to naturopathic clinics and all their disease goes away? Just because they change the food pattern. That's a proven fact, isn't it? Any number of people have dropped their ailments just by changing their food habits. Today in India, not more than 20% of the population is actually eating properly. Even the reasonably well to do. For example in Madras city. A vegetarian family, well to do means they just eat sambar rice. They are not eating properly, vegetarian meals. They are not eating sufficient vegetables, sufficient fruit, sufficient you know sprouts and nuts and all this. They're just eating sambar, idli, dosa, idli, dosa, idli, dosa. Isn't it? Many homes that just eating idli dosa morning, night, morning, night, isn't it? Whatever they eat, it's all rice. Nothing but rice. With that kind of diet, yes, they won't last very long. But if you eat proper vegetarian meals, then you will see your life gets greatly enhanced.

March 21, 2021

3:30

Is your breath balanced? Check with this experiment

Transcript: If you take your forefinger, place it beneath your nostrils and gently exhale. Find out in which nostril the breath is dominant right now. How many of you right? Left? Okay it's either right or left. If you observe yourself through the day, you would have noticed that approximately between 40 to 48 minutes the dominance of the breath will shift from right to left and left to right. Have you ever noticed...

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... this? Have you? Why this is happening is, within the system, the dominance of energy or prana, which is the vital force in the system, is shifting from pingala to eda and eda to pingala every 40 minutes. Once the energy shifts, within the next eight minutes the breath will shift. If you're in a perfect state of health and well-being, it will shift within a few moments. Or we can say instantaneously. This shifting is happening every 40 minutes. But during certain times of the day, which are referred to as the sandhya kalas which means the twilight zones. 20 minutes before sunrise, 20 minutes after sunrise. Oh that's okay Sadhguru, tell me if there are other times. 20 minutes before noon, 20 minutes after noon. 20 minutes before sunset, 20 minutes after sunset. 20 minutes before midnight and 20 minutes after midnight. 40 minutes at a time, four times during the day, there is a certain transition happening. These are called twilight zones or sandhyas. Because at this time the balance between eda and pingala shifts very rapidly. Because it's shifting rapidly within yourself, it's very easy to bring it to a balance at these times. So bringing a balance between eda and pingala is important for a balanced development of a human being.

Transcript: If you take your forefinger, place it beneath your nostrils and gently exhale. Find out in which nostril...

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... the breath is dominant right now. How many of you right? Left? Okay it's either right or left. If you observe yourself through the day, you would have noticed that approximately between 40 to 48 minutes the dominance of the breath will shift from right to left and left to right. Have you ever noticed this? Have you? Why this is happening is, within the system, the dominance of energy or prana, which is the vital force in the system, is shifting from pingala to eda and eda to pingala every 40 minutes. Once the energy shifts, within the next eight minutes the breath will shift. If you're in a perfect state of health and well-being, it will shift within a few moments. Or we can say instantaneously. This shifting is happening every 40 minutes. But during certain times of the day, which are referred to as the sandhya kalas which means the twilight zones. 20 minutes before sunrise, 20 minutes after sunrise. Oh that's okay Sadhguru, tell me if there are other times. 20 minutes before noon, 20 minutes after noon. 20 minutes before sunset, 20 minutes after sunset. 20 minutes before midnight and 20 minutes after midnight. 40 minutes at a time, four times during the day, there is a certain transition happening. These are called twilight zones or sandhyas. Because at this time the balance between eda and pingala shifts very rapidly. Because it's shifting rapidly within yourself, it's very easy to bring it to a balance at these times. So bringing a balance between eda and pingala is important for a balanced development of a human being.

March 18, 2021

2:55

What are good food habits

Transcript: So, about food and stuff. Food must be suitable for the body that we eat for. It is for the body. This is a building material for this body, the food that we eat. What is the appropriate food? Unfortunately 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...

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... or pasta. What is it? Which 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 it something, it feels dull, that means it's not liking it. It's having difficulty with it. That's why it feels dull. Food is about the body. We must eat what is suitable for this body. But right now you're talking about making food into a habit. 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 being 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 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 it's a good thing? Habit means fixed reality, 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 the efficiency of the machine. This one is supposed to function intelligently and consciously. Nobody is expecting it to function like a machine.

Transcript: So, about food and stuff. Food must be suitable for the body that we eat for. It is for the body. This...

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... is a building material for this body, the food that we eat. What is the appropriate food? Unfortunately 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 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 it something, it feels dull, that means it's not liking it. It's having difficulty with it. That's why it feels dull. Food is about the body. We must eat what is suitable for this body. But right now you're talking about making food into a habit. 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 being 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 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 it's a good thing? Habit means fixed reality, 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 the efficiency of the machine. This one is supposed to function intelligently and consciously. Nobody is expecting it to function like a machine.

March 5, 2021

2:58

You must do this at least twice a day

Transcript: There's any kind of interaction, any kind of mingling and mixing of whatever kind. If you're in a crowd for too long, when you go home first thing you shower. You must do this. If it takes three, four, five, showers in a day, it doesn't matter. There were times when I used to shower minimum five to seven times a day. Now it's come down to maybe two definitely, sometimes three. Two is a must for you....

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... More is good. Any kind of physical contact happens with somebody, a period of more than let's say six minutes. If you're even holding somebody's hand, before you do yoga, it's best that you have a shower. This is not a cleansing thing. We are not trying to clean the body, that's not the point. It's not because somebody's impure you're trying to clean your body. Yoga is a way of organizing your energies into an individual. So if any kind of transaction happen too much. If I come and sit in a program, I'm not even physically touching anybody, if I sit in a program for two, three hours, first thing is shower. Because just the interaction creates a certain amount of. The integrity of your energy becomes little loose. So at any time, first thing when you go home, shower. Shower need not mean soap, shampoo, this, that. A bucket full of water, boom. Just water flowing over, it purifies. How does water purify without washing and scrubbing? Not like that. You know, in nuclear reactors they're using certain metals, particularly metals like titanium and even platinum and few other things. If they want to purify these metals, they want metals in the purest form. In the normal laboratory process, they can only purify to a certain point beyond that they're not able to purify. So what they do is, you make a rod of this metal and make another ring. Just move it up and down without touching. Just do this, you will see the metals will get purified. So 72% of your body is water. You just throw water over this, there is a certain purification. Not about washing the dirt on your skin. That is anyway there, that's a different thing. But a certain purification on a deeper level happens just allowing water to flow over you. Have you seen, suppose you are very tense on a particular day, when you go and stand under the shower, you don't want to come out. You want to just stay there for some time. Those three minutes or five minutes in the shower hasn't solved any problem in your life but when you come out it looks like it's gone. You're like born fresh, have you noticed this? You feel it's all gone. Because all that's happening is, this is largely two thirds of it is water. If just water flows on this, certain things will change.

Transcript: There's any kind of interaction, any kind of mingling and mixing of whatever kind. If you're in a crowd...

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... for too long, when you go home first thing you shower. You must do this. If it takes three, four, five, showers in a day, it doesn't matter. There were times when I used to shower minimum five to seven times a day. Now it's come down to maybe two definitely, sometimes three. Two is a must for you. More is good. Any kind of physical contact happens with somebody, a period of more than let's say six minutes. If you're even holding somebody's hand, before you do yoga, it's best that you have a shower. This is not a cleansing thing. We are not trying to clean the body, that's not the point. It's not because somebody's impure you're trying to clean your body. Yoga is a way of organizing your energies into an individual. So if any kind of transaction happen too much. If I come and sit in a program, I'm not even physically touching anybody, if I sit in a program for two, three hours, first thing is shower. Because just the interaction creates a certain amount of. The integrity of your energy becomes little loose. So at any time, first thing when you go home, shower. Shower need not mean soap, shampoo, this, that. A bucket full of water, boom. Just water flowing over, it purifies. How does water purify without washing and scrubbing? Not like that. You know, in nuclear reactors they're using certain metals, particularly metals like titanium and even platinum and few other things. If they want to purify these metals, they want metals in the purest form. In the normal laboratory process, they can only purify to a certain point beyond that they're not able to purify. So what they do is, you make a rod of this metal and make another ring. Just move it up and down without touching. Just do this, you will see the metals will get purified. So 72% of your body is water. You just throw water over this, there is a certain purification. Not about washing the dirt on your skin. That is anyway there, that's a different thing. But a certain purification on a deeper level happens just allowing water to flow over you. Have you seen, suppose you are very tense on a particular day, when you go and stand under the shower, you don't want to come out. You want to just stay there for some time. Those three minutes or five minutes in the shower hasn't solved any problem in your life but when you come out it looks like it's gone. You're like born fresh, have you noticed this? You feel it's all gone. Because all that's happening is, this is largely two thirds of it is water. If just water flows on this, certain things will change.

March 2, 2021

3:35

How to cure 70% of ailments

Transcript: Even if you go through a very brief period of illness, you suddenly understand the true value of health. What it means to be healthy. Without health, none of the other dimensions of our life mean anything to us. Our work, family, wealth, possessions will mean nothing if we have no health. Ill health comes to us in two fundamentally different ways. One is, we may acquire infectious diseases that we...

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... contract by living in the world. If you have an infection, you must go to the doctor. Because infection is like an invasion from outside. It has to be handled on war footing. Largely, we do chemical warfare but it is fine because it is a war. But over 70% of the ailments that people suffer from are generally self-help. In the sense, the chronic ailments created from within. Our own system has begun to work against us. The word disease means it's dis-ease. That means you have lost the ability to keep the system at ease, or in other words the system has become frictious. Many dimensions of human mechanism are not able to function in a cohesive manner. There is a certain amount of friction which causes some ailment or the other. No ailment is hereditary by itself. It is just that we may have a certain organ or certain part of the body inherently weak from our parentage and hence we may go through the same ailment if we go through similar lifestyles. But there is ample evidence to show that if we do necessary things consciously with our body, mind, and energies, what ailments our parents might have had need not come to us if we are able to handle our lives little more consciously and the process can be easily reversed.

Transcript: Even if you go through a very brief period of illness, you suddenly understand the true value of health....

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... What it means to be healthy. Without health, none of the other dimensions of our life mean anything to us. Our work, family, wealth, possessions will mean nothing if we have no health. Ill health comes to us in two fundamentally different ways. One is, we may acquire infectious diseases that we contract by living in the world. If you have an infection, you must go to the doctor. Because infection is like an invasion from outside. It has to be handled on war footing. Largely, we do chemical warfare but it is fine because it is a war. But over 70% of the ailments that people suffer from are generally self-help. In the sense, the chronic ailments created from within. Our own system has begun to work against us. The word disease means it's dis-ease. That means you have lost the ability to keep the system at ease, or in other words the system has become frictious. Many dimensions of human mechanism are not able to function in a cohesive manner. There is a certain amount of friction which causes some ailment or the other. No ailment is hereditary by itself. It is just that we may have a certain organ or certain part of the body inherently weak from our parentage and hence we may go through the same ailment if we go through similar lifestyles. But there is ample evidence to show that if we do necessary things consciously with our body, mind, and energies, what ailments our parents might have had need not come to us if we are able to handle our lives little more consciously and the process can be easily reversed.

March 1, 2021

2:27

Benefits of cold water bath. How to avoid catching cold?

Transcript: It's always best that we use water which is little cooler than the room temperature. Just a certain volume of water to flow over you, or to be immersed in a water which is cooler than room temperature. But if you're in a colder country, if you're in a temperate climate, the water may be too cold. That is not good. The water must be let's say, within five to eight degree centigrade, lower than the room...

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... temperature. Not more than that. So if you have a tendency to catch cold, initially, first couple of weeks you put a spoon of eucalyptus oil in the water, cold water, and pour it over you. You will see your cold will go away. Not because of the eucalyptus oil, just because the cold water. If you have an infection and something else where excess mucus is being generated, that needs to be treated differently. But as I said, the water should be just somewhere five to eight degrees below room temperature. If this happens, one thing that happens on the surface is, the cells, the epithelial cells will contract. When they contract they open up all the pores. The pores between the cells will open up. The cells themselves have pores, we don't want that to open. That will open if you put it in warm water. If you dip your body in a hot water tub, the cells will open up and take in water. That is not always a good thing to do. You put the body in cold water, the cells will contract. The in-between spaces will open and that's important for practicing yoga. Because we want the cellular structure of the body to be charged with a different dimension of energy. If the cells contract and allow space and then you practice your yoga, then the cellular structure in the body is charged. Why one person seems to be far more alive than the other is essentially because of this. And once your cellular structure is charged with energy, it will remain youthful for a very, very long time. When people are thinking why the old bugger is still not dead, you still feeling like you're 25.

Transcript: It's always best that we use water which is little cooler than the room temperature. Just a certain volume...

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... of water to flow over you, or to be immersed in a water which is cooler than room temperature. But if you're in a colder country, if you're in a temperate climate, the water may be too cold. That is not good. The water must be let's say, within five to eight degree centigrade, lower than the room temperature. Not more than that. So if you have a tendency to catch cold, initially, first couple of weeks you put a spoon of eucalyptus oil in the water, cold water, and pour it over you. You will see your cold will go away. Not because of the eucalyptus oil, just because the cold water. If you have an infection and something else where excess mucus is being generated, that needs to be treated differently. But as I said, the water should be just somewhere five to eight degrees below room temperature. If this happens, one thing that happens on the surface is, the cells, the epithelial cells will contract. When they contract they open up all the pores. The pores between the cells will open up. The cells themselves have pores, we don't want that to open. That will open if you put it in warm water. If you dip your body in a hot water tub, the cells will open up and take in water. That is not always a good thing to do. You put the body in cold water, the cells will contract. The in-between spaces will open and that's important for practicing yoga. Because we want the cellular structure of the body to be charged with a different dimension of energy. If the cells contract and allow space and then you practice your yoga, then the cellular structure in the body is charged. Why one person seems to be far more alive than the other is essentially because of this. And once your cellular structure is charged with energy, it will remain youthful for a very, very long time. When people are thinking why the old bugger is still not dead, you still feeling like you're 25.

February 26, 2021

3:15

The solution to travel tiredness and not being able to sleep in a new place

Transcript: Especially in travel, your aura gets frayed. This is the reason why you feel so exhausted with travel. Actually you sit and do nothing. Somebody is driving, you just sit. After 10 hours you find you're so tired. You did nothing. Because your energy gets frayed, your body is moving at a faster speed than it is designed to move. So the first thing that is damaged is your aura. If you go faster, faster,...

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... faster, faster. Let's say you travel 600 miles per hour in an open space, without a windshield. You will see your skin will peel off, isn't it? After that your flesh will fly off. After that your bones will fly off. Yes or no? The first thing that begins to be damaged is your aura. So with movement, with faster and faster movement, aura gets frayed. So if you wear rudraksh, it gives you a certain cocoon, it gives a certain stability to your aura. Travel, movement can be taken well. One who is constantly eating and sleeping in different places, his body goes through a certain level of destabilization. In the sense, many of you might have noticed this, you went to a new place, even if you're very exhausted, somehow in a certain place your body won't settle down and sleep. Have you noticed this? Ever? If you're a traveling person, you would have noticed it in some places. Your body just won't settle down. You're fully exhausted but you cannot sleep. This is because in your own house, in your own bedroom. Today there is something called as, what is it? The forensic people are using this. What? Thermal imaging, is it? See if you sit here now, 24 hours later somebody will come with a machine and find out where Gayatri was sitting. There is a memory in the place which they're able to detect. This person was sitting only here, not there. Well, if you bring your dog, it knows you are sitting here, isn't it? So something is left there, isn't it so? Something is obviously left there that is why a dog or a machine or something can detect it. So you are sleeping in the same bed every day, here, certain aspect of your energy is left here. Here, you're very comfortable. If you go to another place where the energies are very different, your body may not settle. Sometimes it could be damaging to the system. So a person who is constantly traveling wears a rudraksh so that he has a cocoon of his own energy, that the outside energies does not disturb him. He has a, we call this a kavach. You know what's a kavach? Kavach? It's more like a cocoon. It's a cocoon of your own energy. Wherever you go, you have your private bedroom going with you. It travels with you wherever you go.

Transcript: Especially in travel, your aura gets frayed. This is the reason why you feel so exhausted with travel....

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... Actually you sit and do nothing. Somebody is driving, you just sit. After 10 hours you find you're so tired. You did nothing. Because your energy gets frayed, your body is moving at a faster speed than it is designed to move. So the first thing that is damaged is your aura. If you go faster, faster, faster, faster. Let's say you travel 600 miles per hour in an open space, without a windshield. You will see your skin will peel off, isn't it? After that your flesh will fly off. After that your bones will fly off. Yes or no? The first thing that begins to be damaged is your aura. So with movement, with faster and faster movement, aura gets frayed. So if you wear rudraksh, it gives you a certain cocoon, it gives a certain stability to your aura. Travel, movement can be taken well. One who is constantly eating and sleeping in different places, his body goes through a certain level of destabilization. In the sense, many of you might have noticed this, you went to a new place, even if you're very exhausted, somehow in a certain place your body won't settle down and sleep. Have you noticed this? Ever? If you're a traveling person, you would have noticed it in some places. Your body just won't settle down. You're fully exhausted but you cannot sleep. This is because in your own house, in your own bedroom. Today there is something called as, what is it? The forensic people are using this. What? Thermal imaging, is it? See if you sit here now, 24 hours later somebody will come with a machine and find out where Gayatri was sitting. There is a memory in the place which they're able to detect. This person was sitting only here, not there. Well, if you bring your dog, it knows you are sitting here, isn't it? So something is left there, isn't it so? Something is obviously left there that is why a dog or a machine or something can detect it. So you are sleeping in the same bed every day, here, certain aspect of your energy is left here. Here, you're very comfortable. If you go to another place where the energies are very different, your body may not settle. Sometimes it could be damaging to the system. So a person who is constantly traveling wears a rudraksh so that he has a cocoon of his own energy, that the outside energies does not disturb him. He has a, we call this a kavach. You know what's a kavach? Kavach? It's more like a cocoon. It's a cocoon of your own energy. Wherever you go, you have your private bedroom going with you. It travels with you wherever you go.

February 25, 2021

3:23

The right way to take a bath (do this when not taking a head bath)

Transcript: In the yogic culture, a shower, there was no shower. Bath always meant dip in the river. Always went to the river, dipped, come out and do it. If you do this, your muscles will be good. So an alternate way of doing it is, usually in our homes the pail that we use to pour water is this big. At least it has 4 litres of water. If you do this, the whole body. That's it. Always. I mean I'm not going to...

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... insist on this for the ladies, your hairstyles and everything. But always a bath means, the first pail of water is on your head. Always. Putting cold water on your body will shift the heat into your brain very rapidly. It should not happen. So this is why, those who don't want to wet their hair, at least you take a little bit of cold water and put it. You know there's a point here, in line with your ears. Here. At that point you put little cold water, immediately you will see a certain cooling happens in the head region. After that, you can have bath with just the body. But otherwise, always, the first pail of water is over your head, not on your body. So what you do is, you fill the bucket, and. That's the best way to do it in the morning. The body should be immersed in water. You're trying to create a simulated dip in the river. Okay? At the same time, the whole body should be, at least the skin should be covered in water. At the same time, not like this, this, this. Like this, this, this, you know. If you pour water, the whole body, the body should think you're taking it for a dip. So, if you pour like this, there is a certain coolness in the system and muscles become very flexible. Shower can do it too. If the shower is forceful enough, or at least if the vloume of water is good enough, shower can easily do that.

Transcript: In the yogic culture, a shower, there was no shower. Bath always meant dip in the river. Always went...

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... to the river, dipped, come out and do it. If you do this, your muscles will be good. So an alternate way of doing it is, usually in our homes the pail that we use to pour water is this big. At least it has 4 litres of water. If you do this, the whole body. That's it. Always. I mean I'm not going to insist on this for the ladies, your hairstyles and everything. But always a bath means, the first pail of water is on your head. Always. Putting cold water on your body will shift the heat into your brain very rapidly. It should not happen. So this is why, those who don't want to wet their hair, at least you take a little bit of cold water and put it. You know there's a point here, in line with your ears. Here. At that point you put little cold water, immediately you will see a certain cooling happens in the head region. After that, you can have bath with just the body. But otherwise, always, the first pail of water is over your head, not on your body. So what you do is, you fill the bucket, and. That's the best way to do it in the morning. The body should be immersed in water. You're trying to create a simulated dip in the river. Okay? At the same time, the whole body should be, at least the skin should be covered in water. At the same time, not like this, this, this. Like this, this, this, you know. If you pour water, the whole body, the body should think you're taking it for a dip. So, if you pour like this, there is a certain coolness in the system and muscles become very flexible. Shower can do it too. If the shower is forceful enough, or at least if the vloume of water is good enough, shower can easily do that.

February 24, 2021

2:36

How to protect yourself from black magic? Someone can do black magic on you

Transcript: You know people use negative energies to affect other people's lives. You're aware of this? What do you call that here? Yes billy sunyam, the black magic, or whatever you call it. There are various kinds of arts. One veda, out of the four vedas, one veda is dedicated towards this. The Atharvaveda is all about how to manipulate energies to your benefit and somebody's detriment. If you wear rudraksh,...

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... it also protects you against that kind of negative situations. Many times, these things could happen to people even though they are not directed towards them. Right now, let's say somebody is doing some black magic to me. But I am not receptive to it. You are sitting here, you may get it. It is not necessary it must be aimed at you. If you're susceptible at a certain moment, you will get it. So many, many times people may go through bad patches and things like that. Won't describe this, I don't want to create fear in your mind. But many times we have seen people being influenced by certain things not knowing what's happening, blaming all kinds of things. Not knowing what exactly is happening with themselves. Wearing a simple mala gives a certain level of protection for that person.

Transcript: You know people use negative energies to affect other people's lives. You're aware of this? What do you...

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... call that here? Yes billy sunyam, the black magic, or whatever you call it. There are various kinds of arts. One veda, out of the four vedas, one veda is dedicated towards this. The Atharvaveda is all about how to manipulate energies to your benefit and somebody's detriment. If you wear rudraksh, it also protects you against that kind of negative situations. Many times, these things could happen to people even though they are not directed towards them. Right now, let's say somebody is doing some black magic to me. But I am not receptive to it. You are sitting here, you may get it. It is not necessary it must be aimed at you. If you're susceptible at a certain moment, you will get it. So many, many times people may go through bad patches and things like that. Won't describe this, I don't want to create fear in your mind. But many times we have seen people being influenced by certain things not knowing what's happening, blaming all kinds of things. Not knowing what exactly is happening with themselves. Wearing a simple mala gives a certain level of protection for that person.

February 23, 2021

1:36

How to reduce your sleep quota by 2 to 3 hours

Transcript: So you are supposed to chew your food. Why you are supposed to chew your food is that you have enzymes in your saliva. Where, if you take a little bit of raw rice and put it in your mouth just for a minute, you will see it turns sweet right here because right here carbohydrate is being converted into sugar, right here. So if you eat properly, then we say about 30 to 50% of your digestion should happen...

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... in your mouth. So this part of the digestive system is expecting half digested food or partially digested food. But right now the way we're eating is, mostly we're putting not only undigested food, but partially destroyed food. So the amount of food that you need to get the same amount of energy has increased. You are eating much more food than what you should eat to generate that much of energy. Because of that, there is inertia in the body because it has to process so much more food than what it should. There is inertia. Once there is inertia, your sleep quota increases. See, this is not that you must deny yourself sleep, that's not the point. But if you eat right and do a certain things with your body, you see, very effortlessly, within three to four weeks, you can drop your sleep quota anywhere between two to three hours. One and a half to three hours very easily you can drop if you just eat consciously and just learn to sit properly. You know. Just the posture. Your geometry of the body and what goes into the system. If you just manage these two things, you'll see sleep quota will just come down like that. So what kind of food do you eat so there is no inertia in the body. In yogic way of seeing things, we are looking at thamas, rajas, and sattva. Thamas means inertia. Rajas means activity but no balance. Sattva means absolutely balanced kind of energy.

Transcript: So you are supposed to chew your food. Why you are supposed to chew your food is that you have enzymes...

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... in your saliva. Where, if you take a little bit of raw rice and put it in your mouth just for a minute, you will see it turns sweet right here because right here carbohydrate is being converted into sugar, right here. So if you eat properly, then we say about 30 to 50% of your digestion should happen in your mouth. So this part of the digestive system is expecting half digested food or partially digested food. But right now the way we're eating is, mostly we're putting not only undigested food, but partially destroyed food. So the amount of food that you need to get the same amount of energy has increased. You are eating much more food than what you should eat to generate that much of energy. Because of that, there is inertia in the body because it has to process so much more food than what it should. There is inertia. Once there is inertia, your sleep quota increases. See, this is not that you must deny yourself sleep, that's not the point. But if you eat right and do a certain things with your body, you see, very effortlessly, within three to four weeks, you can drop your sleep quota anywhere between two to three hours. One and a half to three hours very easily you can drop if you just eat consciously and just learn to sit properly. You know. Just the posture. Your geometry of the body and what goes into the system. If you just manage these two things, you'll see sleep quota will just come down like that. So what kind of food do you eat so there is no inertia in the body. In yogic way of seeing things, we are looking at thamas, rajas, and sattva. Thamas means inertia. Rajas means activity but no balance. Sattva means absolutely balanced kind of energy.

February 22, 2021

2:14

The amazing healing powers of 100 years old Ghee (clarified butter)

Transcript: I'm going to ask you one thing. Right now in Kerala people are claiming, and we don't know how much of it is true, but I know some of it is true. People have preserved ghee in the earth, they buried it in the earth and kept it for over 100 years. And it seems this ghee has tremendous healing possibilities. Can you say something? Yeah, yeah. So this hundred years old ghee, purana gratam, is the best...

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... medicine for eczema, psoriasis. Even if you take internally, it can heal peptic ulcers, ulcerative colitis, IBS - irritable bowel syndrome. Many disorders. Even autoimmune diseases. So this promotes ojas. That is called shata. Shata means hundred years. Means the ghee is buried in a clay pot into the soil 100 years. Because when ghee is staying in the soil for 100 years, that much long time, some molecular changes happen within the ghee. And that ghee is rich in ojas, it is rich in tejas and it is rich in prana. Because ultimately the pure essence of vata dosha is pran. Pure essence of pitta is tejas and kapha is ojas. And at cellular level, ojas, tejas, pran, they maintain cellular metabolic activity, cellular intelligence and flow of communication. Prana is a flow of communication. So at cellular level, ojas, tejas, prana, they are operating and enhancing the cellular life.

Transcript: I'm going to ask you one thing. Right now in Kerala people are claiming, and we don't know how much of...

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... it is true, but I know some of it is true. People have preserved ghee in the earth, they buried it in the earth and kept it for over 100 years. And it seems this ghee has tremendous healing possibilities. Can you say something? Yeah, yeah. So this hundred years old ghee, purana gratam, is the best medicine for eczema, psoriasis. Even if you take internally, it can heal peptic ulcers, ulcerative colitis, IBS - irritable bowel syndrome. Many disorders. Even autoimmune diseases. So this promotes ojas. That is called shata. Shata means hundred years. Means the ghee is buried in a clay pot into the soil 100 years. Because when ghee is staying in the soil for 100 years, that much long time, some molecular changes happen within the ghee. And that ghee is rich in ojas, it is rich in tejas and it is rich in prana. Because ultimately the pure essence of vata dosha is pran. Pure essence of pitta is tejas and kapha is ojas. And at cellular level, ojas, tejas, pran, they maintain cellular metabolic activity, cellular intelligence and flow of communication. Prana is a flow of communication. So at cellular level, ojas, tejas, prana, they are operating and enhancing the cellular life.

February 21, 2021

1:53

Utter this sound to cure bad and distorted dreams, ADHD and many other benefits

Transcript: Sound aum has innumerable benefits. If you are suffering from excessive fear, distorted dreams, bad dreams, nightmares, unstable mind, unstable body. If your general constitution is weak, you tend to fall sick too often. Particularly children, if they have attention disorders, daily utterance of aum for a few minutes a day will make a enormous difference for you. If you have problems that you are unable...

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... to do anything with a certain resolve in your life, daily utterance of aum will be truly transformational for you. Within a couple of weeks you can notice a phenomenal difference in the way you function. Even today, if anybody comes here with any kind of psychological disturbances, the first prescription is always aum. You do this for a few weeks, you settle down and then we go into other aspects. I can show you hundreds of people for whom, medically it was believed that they have to be in psychiatric medication for the rest of their life, have completely walked out of the need for medication simply by uttering aum. When aum reverberates, it starts from just beneath the navel and ends at the tip of your nose. You open your mouth and say aa, gently close your mouth it becomes oo, you close it it becomes mm. Now these three sounds, aa, oo and mm, are referred to as the basic sounds or the universal sounds. Because these three sounds are the basis of all the other sounds that you cannot tell. Suppose you did not have a tongue, what are the sounds you cannot tell? You can do aa, you can do oo, you can do mm. Try any other sound. Someone who is unable to speak, a mute person who is unable to speak, what are the sounds that he makes? Aa, oo, mm. Because these three sounds do not need the use of your tongue. If you remove your tongue, you're able to make only three sounds. Aa, oo, mm. If you utter these three sounds together, what do you get? It's not oh. So these are the three basic sounds which are the very basis of all the other sounds that you cannot tell. So aum is known as the universal sound or the basic sound in the creation.

Transcript: Sound aum has innumerable benefits. If you are suffering from excessive fear, distorted dreams, bad dreams,...

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... nightmares, unstable mind, unstable body. If your general constitution is weak, you tend to fall sick too often. Particularly children, if they have attention disorders, daily utterance of aum for a few minutes a day will make a enormous difference for you. If you have problems that you are unable to do anything with a certain resolve in your life, daily utterance of aum will be truly transformational for you. Within a couple of weeks you can notice a phenomenal difference in the way you function. Even today, if anybody comes here with any kind of psychological disturbances, the first prescription is always aum. You do this for a few weeks, you settle down and then we go into other aspects. I can show you hundreds of people for whom, medically it was believed that they have to be in psychiatric medication for the rest of their life, have completely walked out of the need for medication simply by uttering aum. When aum reverberates, it starts from just beneath the navel and ends at the tip of your nose. You open your mouth and say aa, gently close your mouth it becomes oo, you close it it becomes mm. Now these three sounds, aa, oo and mm, are referred to as the basic sounds or the universal sounds. Because these three sounds are the basis of all the other sounds that you cannot tell. Suppose you did not have a tongue, what are the sounds you cannot tell? You can do aa, you can do oo, you can do mm. Try any other sound. Someone who is unable to speak, a mute person who is unable to speak, what are the sounds that he makes? Aa, oo, mm. Because these three sounds do not need the use of your tongue. If you remove your tongue, you're able to make only three sounds. Aa, oo, mm. If you utter these three sounds together, what do you get? It's not oh. So these are the three basic sounds which are the very basis of all the other sounds that you cannot tell. So aum is known as the universal sound or the basic sound in the creation.

February 16, 2021

3:59

How to find and energize negative energy spaces in your house

Transcript: Any number of people will find. If they're feeling sick, particularly if they're feeling psychologically, you know, kind of oppressed. You will see if they just walk out of that space, they will feel great. If they move to another place, they will almost become healthy. Many times. Many, many times for most people. Not everybody who is having psychological problems are pathologically ill. Most of them...

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... are victims of the situations in which they exist. Various type of situations. Energy situation is one of them. And an important one. Today you have built homes which are so large, it's very difficult to make them alive just by living. If you just had a one room house, and you lived in great sense of love and joy, you can easily keep it very alive. But today your house has 10-15 enclosures, it's very difficult for any human being to keep it alive. Once in a way if you do not enliven it, slowly if you enter certain parts of your home, you will see it feels like a coffin. I want all of you, today, you know your house well enough, where you need to open your eyes, you open. But just walk with your eyes closed, with your left hand outstretched a little bit and just walk, just feel and walk around the house. You will see many parts of your house will feel like a coffin. Some parts may be alive. Usually I find kitchens are alive. Because it's the only place something is happening. Everywhere else. If you live in a very, very alive way, you can enliven something. But when you have 12, 15, 20 enclosures in your house, it's very, very difficult for anybody to enliven all that. And another thing is, it's recirculated air. Nobody opens a window or a door, it's all the time same air being recirculated or very minimal amount of movement of aliveness. If you have a lot of plants around you, trees around you, and if you keep the windows open, they will take care of the poornan puja for you to quite some extent. They can. But most of the houses are shut off and recirculated air is going on all the time. People are not moving about joyfully. Either they're staring at their computer screen, or they're depressed, or they're sleeping. Inertia of various levels. And various levels of stresses and tensions. It slowly builds up in the space and it can overwhelm a person.

Transcript: Any number of people will find. If they're feeling sick, particularly if they're feeling psychologically,...

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... you know, kind of oppressed. You will see if they just walk out of that space, they will feel great. If they move to another place, they will almost become healthy. Many times. Many, many times for most people. Not everybody who is having psychological problems are pathologically ill. Most of them are victims of the situations in which they exist. Various type of situations. Energy situation is one of them. And an important one. Today you have built homes which are so large, it's very difficult to make them alive just by living. If you just had a one room house, and you lived in great sense of love and joy, you can easily keep it very alive. But today your house has 10-15 enclosures, it's very difficult for any human being to keep it alive. Once in a way if you do not enliven it, slowly if you enter certain parts of your home, you will see it feels like a coffin. I want all of you, today, you know your house well enough, where you need to open your eyes, you open. But just walk with your eyes closed, with your left hand outstretched a little bit and just walk, just feel and walk around the house. You will see many parts of your house will feel like a coffin. Some parts may be alive. Usually I find kitchens are alive. Because it's the only place something is happening. Everywhere else. If you live in a very, very alive way, you can enliven something. But when you have 12, 15, 20 enclosures in your house, it's very, very difficult for anybody to enliven all that. And another thing is, it's recirculated air. Nobody opens a window or a door, it's all the time same air being recirculated or very minimal amount of movement of aliveness. If you have a lot of plants around you, trees around you, and if you keep the windows open, they will take care of the poornan puja for you to quite some extent. They can. But most of the houses are shut off and recirculated air is going on all the time. People are not moving about joyfully. Either they're staring at their computer screen, or they're depressed, or they're sleeping. Inertia of various levels. And various levels of stresses and tensions. It slowly builds up in the space and it can overwhelm a person.

February 14, 2021

2:56

Don’t stand and eat – it is very bad for your health

Transcript: Even food, I'm telling you. If you sit in front of food, one advantage you have is there is a table between you and the lower parts of your body. But if you sit with food, but with legs open, like many people are standing and eating. If you stand and eat, there are many negativities to this because you must understand the longing for food is not just in your mouth. Entire body is longing for it. Entire...

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... body. Well people will say, oh there is nothing scientific about it. Is my navel longing for food? Is my genitals longing for food? Yes it is. You may not understand every part of the body is longing for food but it must go through this root, isn't it? Hello? Similarly there are other kinds of longings in our body. They must go through the right route. Then only life works out in a certain way. Otherwise you will distort life. So keeping your legs crossed whenever you see a powerful form is a very important thing. And also food. Food is a very powerful thing. Hello? If you're not eating for three days, you understand it's a very powerful thing, isn't it? Hello? It is a very powerful thing and you will see if you're not eating for three to five days, every cell in the body will long for foo. Now if you place food here, it's not just here. Mouth waters. Everything works. So it's important that your legs are crossed when food comes in front of you. But you have found another way, shielding yourself with the table. All right, if that is working for you. But if you're having food, you're very hungry, and food is exposed to the entire body, this is not good for you. This goes for food because we consider food as a very powerful instrument. Consecrated objects and human beings who are of a certain power within themselves, you never open your legs and sit like this in front of them because that will bring a wrong kind of energy into your system.

Transcript: Even food, I'm telling you. If you sit in front of food, one advantage you have is there is a table between...

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... you and the lower parts of your body. But if you sit with food, but with legs open, like many people are standing and eating. If you stand and eat, there are many negativities to this because you must understand the longing for food is not just in your mouth. Entire body is longing for it. Entire body. Well people will say, oh there is nothing scientific about it. Is my navel longing for food? Is my genitals longing for food? Yes it is. You may not understand every part of the body is longing for food but it must go through this root, isn't it? Hello? Similarly there are other kinds of longings in our body. They must go through the right route. Then only life works out in a certain way. Otherwise you will distort life. So keeping your legs crossed whenever you see a powerful form is a very important thing. And also food. Food is a very powerful thing. Hello? If you're not eating for three days, you understand it's a very powerful thing, isn't it? Hello? It is a very powerful thing and you will see if you're not eating for three to five days, every cell in the body will long for foo. Now if you place food here, it's not just here. Mouth waters. Everything works. So it's important that your legs are crossed when food comes in front of you. But you have found another way, shielding yourself with the table. All right, if that is working for you. But if you're having food, you're very hungry, and food is exposed to the entire body, this is not good for you. This goes for food because we consider food as a very powerful instrument. Consecrated objects and human beings who are of a certain power within themselves, you never open your legs and sit like this in front of them because that will bring a wrong kind of energy into your system.

February 11, 2021

2:35

Don’t drink water like this – it can become poison

Transcript: Water is 72%. So maximum care should be taken about the water. Because it's 72%. You must take enormous care about the water because it's 72%. And it has tremendous memory. If I open this water, even without opening if I say something to this water, it remembers. There has been a lot of experiments in this direction. So, if you take this water from wherever the waterworks is, and pump it to your house....

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... Let's say it went through 50 bends, pumped forcefully, with a certain force. Which naturally is done. And you're living on 12th floor of the apartment. So further forced up. Now they're saying, if it goes through 50 bends, about 60% of the water has turned poisonous. Immediately when it comes to the tap, immediately if it comes and you drink it, it will work as poison in your system. If you take it and hold it for some time, it will undo itself again. Because the poisoning is not chemical, it is molecular. Molecular changes are happening. No chemical changes happen. This is why, traditionally, your grandmother always told you, always you must gather the water, keep it overnight in your house in a properly cleaned vessel with vibhuti and kumkum on it and one flower on it. Yes or no? Traditional homes? Only tomorrow morning you drink it. Not as soon as it comes inside your house, you don't drink it because it carries all kinds of memories. In very traditional homes, people everyday to puja to the pot. Yes? And you never drink the water as soon as it comes. You keep it, give it enough time to undo itself from whatever nonsense it has gathered. So that it is suitable for you when you drink it. Water you must take care. Because it's 72%.

Transcript: Water is 72%. So maximum care should be taken about the water. Because it's 72%. You must take enormous...

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... care about the water because it's 72%. And it has tremendous memory. If I open this water, even without opening if I say something to this water, it remembers. There has been a lot of experiments in this direction. So, if you take this water from wherever the waterworks is, and pump it to your house. Let's say it went through 50 bends, pumped forcefully, with a certain force. Which naturally is done. And you're living on 12th floor of the apartment. So further forced up. Now they're saying, if it goes through 50 bends, about 60% of the water has turned poisonous. Immediately when it comes to the tap, immediately if it comes and you drink it, it will work as poison in your system. If you take it and hold it for some time, it will undo itself again. Because the poisoning is not chemical, it is molecular. Molecular changes are happening. No chemical changes happen. This is why, traditionally, your grandmother always told you, always you must gather the water, keep it overnight in your house in a properly cleaned vessel with vibhuti and kumkum on it and one flower on it. Yes or no? Traditional homes? Only tomorrow morning you drink it. Not as soon as it comes inside your house, you don't drink it because it carries all kinds of memories. In very traditional homes, people everyday to puja to the pot. Yes? And you never drink the water as soon as it comes. You keep it, give it enough time to undo itself from whatever nonsense it has gathered. So that it is suitable for you when you drink it. Water you must take care. Because it's 72%.

February 9, 2021

2:34

How to be in perfect health? When to take medicine?

Transcript: See, health does not mean that just the medical parameters are okay. Health means you must feel a certain sense of wholeness. The word health itself comes from the word whole, a certain sense of wholeness. When you wake up in the morning, you are more alive than you were when you went to bed, you feel 10 years younger than the time when you went to bed. If you feel like that, that means you're healthy....

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... There is something called as a psychological reality and there is an existential reality. By controlling or handling the psychological reality well, a lot of people can become healthy. A lot. Because for a lot of them that is the cause of their ailment. But there's an existential dimension to this. Existentially, what are you made of, what is the world made of. If you look at it, this is the most fundamental aspect of yoga. This is called as Bhutashuddhi. This means elemental, cleansing of the elemental nature. The whole universe is a manifestation of five elements. So is this body. Out of these five, there are only four that you can really handle. Another one you just experience. It's the ambiance for the other four. So the earth, water, fire, air, and the space. So you only have to handle really four. Four ingredients if they're functioning the way you want them, then everything about you will be great. Out of this four, 72% of your water, I mean your body is actually water. So is the planet. The same composition of the planet you have in your body. About 12% is earth, about 6% is air, 4% is fire, the remaining is space. This is how it is looked at. If you master these four, even if you have a bit of control over these four, you will see miraculously you will generate health within the system. If you fail on this, then the next level of handling this is, nature has evolved certain things in the form of herbs and many things which are helpful to us. So we can learn to use them. If you fail in that, then you can create a psychological structure which will create health for you. If you fail in that, then you go for the chemical treatment. If you fail in that, then you go for a surgery.

Transcript: See, health does not mean that just the medical parameters are okay. Health means you must feel a certain...

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... sense of wholeness. The word health itself comes from the word whole, a certain sense of wholeness. When you wake up in the morning, you are more alive than you were when you went to bed, you feel 10 years younger than the time when you went to bed. If you feel like that, that means you're healthy. There is something called as a psychological reality and there is an existential reality. By controlling or handling the psychological reality well, a lot of people can become healthy. A lot. Because for a lot of them that is the cause of their ailment. But there's an existential dimension to this. Existentially, what are you made of, what is the world made of. If you look at it, this is the most fundamental aspect of yoga. This is called as Bhutashuddhi. This means elemental, cleansing of the elemental nature. The whole universe is a manifestation of five elements. So is this body. Out of these five, there are only four that you can really handle. Another one you just experience. It's the ambiance for the other four. So the earth, water, fire, air, and the space. So you only have to handle really four. Four ingredients if they're functioning the way you want them, then everything about you will be great. Out of this four, 72% of your water, I mean your body is actually water. So is the planet. The same composition of the planet you have in your body. About 12% is earth, about 6% is air, 4% is fire, the remaining is space. This is how it is looked at. If you master these four, even if you have a bit of control over these four, you will see miraculously you will generate health within the system. If you fail on this, then the next level of handling this is, nature has evolved certain things in the form of herbs and many things which are helpful to us. So we can learn to use them. If you fail in that, then you can create a psychological structure which will create health for you. If you fail in that, then you go for the chemical treatment. If you fail in that, then you go for a surgery.

February 7, 2021

2:43

If you do this few days in a week, you will stop aging

Transcript: If you can transition from wakefulness to sleep consciously, you will also be able to transition from life to death consciously. It is important that one crosses this line from physical to non-physical dimension in a conscious manner. There are many dimensions attached to it, many possibilities attached to it. But at a moment when you're about to lose almost everything that you know as yourself, in...

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... the form of your body and mind and everything else around you, you being conscious will become a questionable thing. So the best way is that you're conscious every moment of your life. Well, you can fool yourself to think you're conscious every moment of your life. So a simple check on a daily basis is just this, can you stay conscious till the last moment till you fall asleep? Can you fall asleep consciously? Well you don't have to try to be conscious during sleep, but that moment when you pass from wakefulness to sleep being conscious will do wonders to you in terms of your awareness, in terms of your health, above all in terms of revitalizing your body and your mind in a huge way. If not every day, at least a few days in a week if you are moving from wakefulness to sleep consciously, there will be no aging process within you. That is, your cellular age will stay the same for a long period of time. It will not age with the chronological age of who you are.

Transcript: If you can transition from wakefulness to sleep consciously, you will also be able to transition from...

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... life to death consciously. It is important that one crosses this line from physical to non-physical dimension in a conscious manner. There are many dimensions attached to it, many possibilities attached to it. But at a moment when you're about to lose almost everything that you know as yourself, in the form of your body and mind and everything else around you, you being conscious will become a questionable thing. So the best way is that you're conscious every moment of your life. Well, you can fool yourself to think you're conscious every moment of your life. So a simple check on a daily basis is just this, can you stay conscious till the last moment till you fall asleep? Can you fall asleep consciously? Well you don't have to try to be conscious during sleep, but that moment when you pass from wakefulness to sleep being conscious will do wonders to you in terms of your awareness, in terms of your health, above all in terms of revitalizing your body and your mind in a huge way. If not every day, at least a few days in a week if you are moving from wakefulness to sleep consciously, there will be no aging process within you. That is, your cellular age will stay the same for a long period of time. It will not age with the chronological age of who you are.

February 5, 2021

2:18

Horsegram Lentil – Yogic Superfood – High power protein (how to cool down the body)

Transcript: The horse gram is one, among the lentils it is the most protein rich lentil found on the planet. It's very high powered. So that's why race horses are fed with this gram which is called as horse gram today. In the market it's unfortunately called horse gram. It's called kulu in Tamil and hurilli in other languages, huluhulu in Telugu. So this is a very good thing. It's good to sprout it. If you sprout...

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... it, you digest this much more easily. You can keep it in a bowl in your room, get one white cloth, put it in that, soak it in the water for about six to eight hours, then tie it in a cloth and keep it closed. In about three days it'll sprout. If it's sprouted, you can just eat it raw. If it's come out about half an inch out of the seed, you can eat it raw. It takes a lot of chewing and eating. You chew it and eat it, it's very good. Now this will increase heat in the body. Consuming this horse gram will generate heat in the body. If you find it's causing excessive heat. How do you know excessive heat is, you will notice your eyeballs are hot, or you want to go and pee. You want to pee, it's full, but it won't come out, it hurts. That means there is excess heat. Such a thing happens, you just drink some ash gourd juice, or eat some green gram, or take some castor oil and apply it on, you know, either inside the navel, or the anahata, the vishuddhi. This place and these two spots behind the ears. If you apply, instantly within five minutes, the system will cool down. Go to the bathroom, everything will happen without effort. Oh why is this all so complicated, can't I just eat my meal? I'm only asking you to just eat it. I am not asking you to perform any ritual. But right now you are just performing the ritual of eating, you are not eating as a human being should eat. If you just go and watch any of the wild animals, they're just chopping. Chomp, chomp, chomp, they're eating. But they're not eating indiscriminately. Just like that they're rejecting what they don't want, they're eating what they want. Just observe a spotted deer, you can see it, it will be grazing. You'll just see what it eats, what it does not eat. It just knows, just like that by the feel of it. It knows what to eat, what not to eat for today. Tomorrow it may be eating a leaf that he does not eat today, but today it knows what to eat for its body and for the atmosphere around it. So you also need to develop that a little bit because this is the intelligence of the body.

Transcript: The horse gram is one, among the lentils it is the most protein rich lentil found on the planet. It's...

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... very high powered. So that's why race horses are fed with this gram which is called as horse gram today. In the market it's unfortunately called horse gram. It's called kulu in Tamil and hurilli in other languages, huluhulu in Telugu. So this is a very good thing. It's good to sprout it. If you sprout it, you digest this much more easily. You can keep it in a bowl in your room, get one white cloth, put it in that, soak it in the water for about six to eight hours, then tie it in a cloth and keep it closed. In about three days it'll sprout. If it's sprouted, you can just eat it raw. If it's come out about half an inch out of the seed, you can eat it raw. It takes a lot of chewing and eating. You chew it and eat it, it's very good. Now this will increase heat in the body. Consuming this horse gram will generate heat in the body. If you find it's causing excessive heat. How do you know excessive heat is, you will notice your eyeballs are hot, or you want to go and pee. You want to pee, it's full, but it won't come out, it hurts. That means there is excess heat. Such a thing happens, you just drink some ash gourd juice, or eat some green gram, or take some castor oil and apply it on, you know, either inside the navel, or the anahata, the vishuddhi. This place and these two spots behind the ears. If you apply, instantly within five minutes, the system will cool down. Go to the bathroom, everything will happen without effort. Oh why is this all so complicated, can't I just eat my meal? I'm only asking you to just eat it. I am not asking you to perform any ritual. But right now you are just performing the ritual of eating, you are not eating as a human being should eat. If you just go and watch any of the wild animals, they're just chopping. Chomp, chomp, chomp, they're eating. But they're not eating indiscriminately. Just like that they're rejecting what they don't want, they're eating what they want. Just observe a spotted deer, you can see it, it will be grazing. You'll just see what it eats, what it does not eat. It just knows, just like that by the feel of it. It knows what to eat, what not to eat for today. Tomorrow it may be eating a leaf that he does not eat today, but today it knows what to eat for its body and for the atmosphere around it. So you also need to develop that a little bit because this is the intelligence of the body.

February 4, 2021

3:23

Don’t do hard work with your left hand (must watch for left handed people)

Transcript: Right hand was kept for vigorous, difficult, or hard actions. Left hand was kept for gentle, mild actions. This is not a cultural thing. Well, it has become a cultural thing over a period of time. But it is a yogic principle that you do not use your left hand for doing hard things. Why this is so is, because of the cardiac function being on the left side. If you are a left-hander, if you are using...

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... your left hand for all the more physically difficult actions, there is a research which shows that left-handed people on an average live seven years less than right-handed people. Because the left has the responsibility of cardiac function, which is not a small thing. So the left should not be in vigorous action. You must balance the two in terms of strength and balance. But in general usage, it's best to use the right hand for all that that involves a certain physical difficulty or stress. You use the left in a milder fashion. In most actions which need balance, in this culture, they're compelled to use two hands. If you have to receive something, nobody in India stretches out their hand like this, it's always like this. You must use both the hands if you want to offer something, you don't give like this, you give it with both your hands. So anything which needs balance, you use both your hands. Anything that needs physically difficult action, you use the right. For certain other actions, you use the left. This is an understanding which has come by observing the body in a certain way. If you use your left hand, your left brain or right brain does not get active. It doesn't work like that. Otherwise all left-handers should have been boom in their brain. It doesn't necessarily happen like that.

Transcript: Right hand was kept for vigorous, difficult, or hard actions. Left hand was kept for gentle, mild actions....

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... This is not a cultural thing. Well, it has become a cultural thing over a period of time. But it is a yogic principle that you do not use your left hand for doing hard things. Why this is so is, because of the cardiac function being on the left side. If you are a left-hander, if you are using your left hand for all the more physically difficult actions, there is a research which shows that left-handed people on an average live seven years less than right-handed people. Because the left has the responsibility of cardiac function, which is not a small thing. So the left should not be in vigorous action. You must balance the two in terms of strength and balance. But in general usage, it's best to use the right hand for all that that involves a certain physical difficulty or stress. You use the left in a milder fashion. In most actions which need balance, in this culture, they're compelled to use two hands. If you have to receive something, nobody in India stretches out their hand like this, it's always like this. You must use both the hands if you want to offer something, you don't give like this, you give it with both your hands. So anything which needs balance, you use both your hands. Anything that needs physically difficult action, you use the right. For certain other actions, you use the left. This is an understanding which has come by observing the body in a certain way. If you use your left hand, your left brain or right brain does not get active. It doesn't work like that. Otherwise all left-handers should have been boom in their brain. It doesn't necessarily happen like that.

February 3, 2021

3:05

ls it ok to masturbate?

Transcript: Well, you know semen is the basis of your physical existence. Whether you're a man or a woman, you come into existence because that is 50% of the ingredient. Yes? Well we have skin, we have epithelial cells, we have hair, we have many other aspects of body. You know, heart, liver, kidney, so many things. All these cells are of a certain potency in their own way. But semen is of an extraordinary level...

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... of potency, it can just create a whole new life. Well, today you can take an epithelial cell and do a lot of things in the laboratory and maybe we can clone you, all right? So the potential is here also, but it is not in the same dynamics as it is in the cell which you are referring to as semen. So in the yogic culture this is called as virya. Virya also refers to what you call as vajra, which means stability or diamond, which is the hardest thing. So in the human body, virya is considered to be like vajra. That means it is one of the most potent things if you know how to use it. Well how to use it means, you can use it to produce a child. That's one thing. Well if you're, this question is coming because you are using it to spill it on the JNU bed sheets. Okay? If that's how you're using it, well that's your compulsion, you're doing whatever you're doing. And this is not something to be judged morally, that's not the point. It's a question of what is the level of compulsion that one has. But anything in this body, can it be transformed into a different level of function? Absolutely. Not just semen, just everything in this body can be transformed. So this goes for everything, not just for semen. Every dimension of your body and your mind, you can transform it into something tremendous, or you can make it mediocre, or you can make it a serious problem. Every aspect of your life. That goes for this aspect of life also. This same energy. See, people are making it literal translations. But, if you want to produce a certain, let's say epithelial cell, how much energy the body spends on it? And if you want to produce a cell which you call as semen, how much energy body spends is very different. This can be scientifically established. So when you're investing so much energy in that, obviously it has a potency if you know how to explore.

Transcript: Well, you know semen is the basis of your physical existence. Whether you're a man or a woman, you come...

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... into existence because that is 50% of the ingredient. Yes? Well we have skin, we have epithelial cells, we have hair, we have many other aspects of body. You know, heart, liver, kidney, so many things. All these cells are of a certain potency in their own way. But semen is of an extraordinary level of potency, it can just create a whole new life. Well, today you can take an epithelial cell and do a lot of things in the laboratory and maybe we can clone you, all right? So the potential is here also, but it is not in the same dynamics as it is in the cell which you are referring to as semen. So in the yogic culture this is called as virya. Virya also refers to what you call as vajra, which means stability or diamond, which is the hardest thing. So in the human body, virya is considered to be like vajra. That means it is one of the most potent things if you know how to use it. Well how to use it means, you can use it to produce a child. That's one thing. Well if you're, this question is coming because you are using it to spill it on the JNU bed sheets. Okay? If that's how you're using it, well that's your compulsion, you're doing whatever you're doing. And this is not something to be judged morally, that's not the point. It's a question of what is the level of compulsion that one has. But anything in this body, can it be transformed into a different level of function? Absolutely. Not just semen, just everything in this body can be transformed. So this goes for everything, not just for semen. Every dimension of your body and your mind, you can transform it into something tremendous, or you can make it mediocre, or you can make it a serious problem. Every aspect of your life. That goes for this aspect of life also. This same energy. See, people are making it literal translations. But, if you want to produce a certain, let's say epithelial cell, how much energy the body spends on it? And if you want to produce a cell which you call as semen, how much energy body spends is very different. This can be scientifically established. So when you're investing so much energy in that, obviously it has a potency if you know how to explore.

February 2, 2021

3:12

Neem – The Nature’s Pharmacy

Neem (Azadirachta indica) is the most potent medicinal flora in the world.  The Neem tree has over 130 different biologically active compounds, and the neem leaf is one of the most complex leaves you can find on the planet. From the neem bark to the neem leaves and even the flower, fruit, seed and root – all parts of the neem tree have found widespread use in curing various ailments - most important being its anti cancerous properties. It increases heat in the system which is beneficial for those involved in intense Yogic practices on the spiritual path. Read in detail all about creators very own natural pharmacy

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April 22, 2021

9 min read

Emotional security is a must for societies to flourish

Emotional security is an extremely important aspect for any human being and any society to flourish. For most people, emotion is a very dominant dimension of who they are. Such being the case, nobody can be truly productive if the emotions are all freaked out. The communities that do best are where there is emotional security for children and they don't have to fight for everything from an early age.  Unfortunately, in the name of freedom, we are making children go though emotional upheaval at a young age. It is very important that a culture of commitment is brought back in the society where are committed to their children and children are committed to their parents.

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March 18, 2021

6 min read

Waking up well will transform your day

Human body is the most sophisticated machine on the planet. Indian Yogic sciences have explored this mechanism and the human body physiology in detail. It is surprising to see how small small things, if taken care of, bring profound improvement in one's life. Waking up well is one such area - if you get it right, it will transform your day. Sadhguru provides four simple tips to start your day well.

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February 19, 2021

3 min read

How to control the mind?

This mental diarrhea of uncontrolled thought process cannot be addressed by such crazy ideas and philosophies as 'sit with closed eyes and try not to think of anything'. Just  try for yourself - the harder you try to control your mind, the more active your mind becomes. Sadhguru tells how human 'mind' - instead of becoming a cherished faculty has become a source of misery for most simply because there is no effort to understand its true nature.

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February 5, 2021

6 min read

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