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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

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

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

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

A simple 12 min process to end suffering in your life

Transcript: One simple thing is this, first and foremost processes, that's why we put out this process called Isha Kriya. This is to distance yourself from your physiological and psychological process. There is something called as you, which exists. This is not a composite of all your thoughts and emotions and physiological processes. Beyond that, there is you. If you close your eyes, even if you cannot see anything,...

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... you are still there. It is through the window of your eyes that you are looking out, but if you close your eyes it doesn't mean that you don't exist. You still exist. So beyond your thought, you still exist. Beyond your emotion, you still exist. So that you, the life that you are, this has to come into your experience. Why is it that you're not allowing that to come into your experience, which is the most significant aspect of who you are? Who you are right now. The most significant aspect is, you and me are alive right now. This is it. What I'm thinking, what you're thinking is not the important thing. We are alive right now, that is the important thing. So it is important that you focus on this fundamental sense of aliveness within you, and then you will see there is a natural distance between you and your thought process. Once there is a distance between your psychological process and your physiological process, this is the end of suffering. Because there are only two kinds of suffering that human beings go through, physical suffering and mental suffering. Once you create a little space between you and your mind, between you and your body, this is the end of suffering. This is something every human being has to experience and know, otherwise thinking I will just remove negative thoughts and I will have positive thoughts. All the best, it's not going to work. 100% it's not going to work because nobody can remove it. They can avoid it for some time. So when negative thoughts come, you say ram, ram, shiva, shiva, whatever you want. But this is just avoiding, it's not gone. The moment you stop that, it will pop back with great force. Otherwise, it will come back in your dreams. So it's very important, first of all, you need to understand your anger, your resentment, your fear, your anxieties, the negativity that you generate. Generally, resentment, anger, it is always directed towards somebody. But we need to understand, this is poisons that we are drinking and expecting somebody else to die. Fortunately, life doesn't work like that. If I drink poison, I die. If I drink poison, you don't die. So we need to understand this. When I say poison, today you can have yourself chemically analyzed. Right now, what is your blood work, what it says. Five minutes of intense anger, check your blood work and see there will be lots of negative elements in it. Literally, you're poisoning yourself. So do you want to poison yourself? Definitely not. Now the very question is coming from certain helplessness. What shall I do? Don't do anything. Just sit back and just concern yourself with something which is a life process. May be your heartbeat, may be your breath, may be just a sensation of being alive. Depending upon how sensitive or how perceptive you are, accordingly find something. It could be a sensation in the body, it could be breath, it could be heartbeat, it could be anything. Something which indicates life to you. Just pay attention to that for some time. Slowly you will see there is a distinction between what is you and what you have gathered, which includes both your physiological and psychological possibility or mess. Whatever you made out of it.

Transcript: One simple thing is this, first and foremost processes, that's why we put out this process called Isha...

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... Kriya. This is to distance yourself from your physiological and psychological process. There is something called as you, which exists. This is not a composite of all your thoughts and emotions and physiological processes. Beyond that, there is you. If you close your eyes, even if you cannot see anything, you are still there. It is through the window of your eyes that you are looking out, but if you close your eyes it doesn't mean that you don't exist. You still exist. So beyond your thought, you still exist. Beyond your emotion, you still exist. So that you, the life that you are, this has to come into your experience. Why is it that you're not allowing that to come into your experience, which is the most significant aspect of who you are? Who you are right now. The most significant aspect is, you and me are alive right now. This is it. What I'm thinking, what you're thinking is not the important thing. We are alive right now, that is the important thing. So it is important that you focus on this fundamental sense of aliveness within you, and then you will see there is a natural distance between you and your thought process. Once there is a distance between your psychological process and your physiological process, this is the end of suffering. Because there are only two kinds of suffering that human beings go through, physical suffering and mental suffering. Once you create a little space between you and your mind, between you and your body, this is the end of suffering. This is something every human being has to experience and know, otherwise thinking I will just remove negative thoughts and I will have positive thoughts. All the best, it's not going to work. 100% it's not going to work because nobody can remove it. They can avoid it for some time. So when negative thoughts come, you say ram, ram, shiva, shiva, whatever you want. But this is just avoiding, it's not gone. The moment you stop that, it will pop back with great force. Otherwise, it will come back in your dreams. So it's very important, first of all, you need to understand your anger, your resentment, your fear, your anxieties, the negativity that you generate. Generally, resentment, anger, it is always directed towards somebody. But we need to understand, this is poisons that we are drinking and expecting somebody else to die. Fortunately, life doesn't work like that. If I drink poison, I die. If I drink poison, you don't die. So we need to understand this. When I say poison, today you can have yourself chemically analyzed. Right now, what is your blood work, what it says. Five minutes of intense anger, check your blood work and see there will be lots of negative elements in it. Literally, you're poisoning yourself. So do you want to poison yourself? Definitely not. Now the very question is coming from certain helplessness. What shall I do? Don't do anything. Just sit back and just concern yourself with something which is a life process. May be your heartbeat, may be your breath, may be just a sensation of being alive. Depending upon how sensitive or how perceptive you are, accordingly find something. It could be a sensation in the body, it could be breath, it could be heartbeat, it could be anything. Something which indicates life to you. Just pay attention to that for some time. Slowly you will see there is a distinction between what is you and what you have gathered, which includes both your physiological and psychological possibility or mess. Whatever you made out of it.

January 15, 2021

4:10

Can wearing Gemstones change my life

Transcript: Do other things have influence on us, particularly inanimate objects? The gems and the diamonds and things like that, and also the planets. See, the nature of the planet has a certain influence on the life upon it. You will see, on full moon days and new moon days, many animals behave in certain specific ways simply because they are influenced by it. You know the whole ocean is rising. When ocean,...

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... which is millions and millions of tons of water is able to rise, when 72% of your body is water, you think it won't rise at all? It does. So I don't know if you're conscious of it, but in India most people are, not only in India, anywhere wherever there are mental asylums and things, they are conscious of it. On full moon days and new moon days people get exaggerated levels of disturbance in their minds. So people think new moon and full moon will cause madness. No, that's not the truth. If you're very loving, full moon day you will become more loving. If you're very joyful, on a full moon day you will become more joyful. If you're a little crazy, you'll get little more crazy. Whatever is your quality, gets little hyped on that day. So those who are romantic, they want full moon day. Those who want to meditate, they want full moon day. Those who are a little mad, they don't want full moon day. Essentially, it's hyping things up a little bit. Of course, today there is another kind of textbook science which is going on, which doesn't absorb anything except what happens in the laboratory. These people are going on saying, this is all rubbish, this, that. Now if you pay attention to your own body, you will know, without looking up, without looking at the calendar, you will know when is full moon day, when is new moon day by yourself. Simply if you pay sufficient attention to your own system because it's visible in your system, certain behavior is there. But with the human being the problem is, or people seeing it a problem, any possibility, if you do not explore that possibility, in your eyes it looks like a problem. What is a problem is always a possibility, isn't it? You don't like it? What is a possibility, if you do not explore it, if you do not realize what is the possibility, it seems like a problem to you. So do inanimate things have impact on you? Yes, if you allow it. Because this is the human predicament that, who you are is not determined by nature, it is left open for you. Left open for you means you are the only creature on this planet who's been given the freedom to shape your own life.

Transcript: Do other things have influence on us, particularly inanimate objects? The gems and the diamonds and things...

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... like that, and also the planets. See, the nature of the planet has a certain influence on the life upon it. You will see, on full moon days and new moon days, many animals behave in certain specific ways simply because they are influenced by it. You know the whole ocean is rising. When ocean, which is millions and millions of tons of water is able to rise, when 72% of your body is water, you think it won't rise at all? It does. So I don't know if you're conscious of it, but in India most people are, not only in India, anywhere wherever there are mental asylums and things, they are conscious of it. On full moon days and new moon days people get exaggerated levels of disturbance in their minds. So people think new moon and full moon will cause madness. No, that's not the truth. If you're very loving, full moon day you will become more loving. If you're very joyful, on a full moon day you will become more joyful. If you're a little crazy, you'll get little more crazy. Whatever is your quality, gets little hyped on that day. So those who are romantic, they want full moon day. Those who want to meditate, they want full moon day. Those who are a little mad, they don't want full moon day. Essentially, it's hyping things up a little bit. Of course, today there is another kind of textbook science which is going on, which doesn't absorb anything except what happens in the laboratory. These people are going on saying, this is all rubbish, this, that. Now if you pay attention to your own body, you will know, without looking up, without looking at the calendar, you will know when is full moon day, when is new moon day by yourself. Simply if you pay sufficient attention to your own system because it's visible in your system, certain behavior is there. But with the human being the problem is, or people seeing it a problem, any possibility, if you do not explore that possibility, in your eyes it looks like a problem. What is a problem is always a possibility, isn't it? You don't like it? What is a possibility, if you do not explore it, if you do not realize what is the possibility, it seems like a problem to you. So do inanimate things have impact on you? Yes, if you allow it. Because this is the human predicament that, who you are is not determined by nature, it is left open for you. Left open for you means you are the only creature on this planet who's been given the freedom to shape your own life.

January 9, 2021

3:38

Powerful 10 minute practice before sleeping

Transcript: Do you know? In about, if you live for about 60 years, you're, on an average most human beings are eating anywhere between 1,100 to 1,400 tons of food. So that means, even what you think is my body, is not this. It's changing every day. New input is happening and old things are going away. So 1,400 tons. You don't have to carry that much of weight right now. So obviously, what you have as a body right...

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... now is just a transient amount of food and soil, isn't it? Hello? So what you think is mine also is not it. It is just all the time changing. Tonight, before you go to bed, spend at least 12-15 minutes reminding yourself you're neither this body, nor this mind. Just lie down and just remind yourself. This body is not really you. It is mine right now for use, but it's not really me. Just, if you're not able to do it, just link it to your breath. Inhalation, I'm not the body. Exhalation, I'm not even the mind. Just lie down for 12 minutes and do it till the last moment, till you fall asleep. There's something you must notice.

Transcript: Do you know? In about, if you live for about 60 years, you're, on an average most human beings are eating...

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... anywhere between 1,100 to 1,400 tons of food. So that means, even what you think is my body, is not this. It's changing every day. New input is happening and old things are going away. So 1,400 tons. You don't have to carry that much of weight right now. So obviously, what you have as a body right now is just a transient amount of food and soil, isn't it? Hello? So what you think is mine also is not it. It is just all the time changing. Tonight, before you go to bed, spend at least 12-15 minutes reminding yourself you're neither this body, nor this mind. Just lie down and just remind yourself. This body is not really you. It is mine right now for use, but it's not really me. Just, if you're not able to do it, just link it to your breath. Inhalation, I'm not the body. Exhalation, I'm not even the mind. Just lie down for 12 minutes and do it till the last moment, till you fall asleep. There's something you must notice.

January 8, 2021

1:32

How to generate Ojas to become a glowing human being

Transcript: If we use this neem and turmeric on an empty stomach, one aspect is, it has the power to transform one dimension of energy within you to another. In the sense, in the yogic culture, this must be understood with proper perspective. The doctors say that if you consume excessive neem, it will destroy the sperm cells. Which is good proof for what we have been saying for thousands of years. That is, see...

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... there are various kinds of cells. Today modern science is beginning to recognize how significantly different they are. What is on your skin, what is in your bone marrow, what is in your sperm, what is in your brain, these are different kinds of things. Almost like another life. Though there is a common thread of information in all of them, they're very, very different. And what it takes for the body to generate an epithelial cell, and what it takes to generate a sperm or, what it takes to generate another cell, neurological cells, are very different level of energy involvement with the body. Well, a lot of people will question this, but they will arrive at it in under 25 or 50 years' time. Yes, I'm telling you. So one dimension of human life is, see I want you to understand the miracle. Don't think about the sexuality of it, just with a single cell. Two, all right? But just with one single cell, you can ignite a new life which sits here like this. Is it a small thing, I'm asking? Because people are too sexually messed up in their head, they're not looking at the miracle of it. Just with one cell, just look at the way life has sprouted and what it's become, isn't it so? We populated the whole world. We need to do something on that, that's a different matter. So the neem and turmeric together has the power to break down the sperm cells and make it into another level of energy, which is called as ojas. When every cell in your body slowly gets wrapped in ojas, if you're doing sadhana and your transmission is good and even across the body, when every cell in the body is encapsulated in ojas. When I say ojas, what is it? Show it to me in my blood drawal, blood work. They said, no ojas. All right, in your blood work there's no life also, I want you to know, there's only chemistry. Nobody ever proved that you're alive. Hello? You have to prove. So ojas will encapsulate every cell. Once every cell in the body is encapsulated in ojas, you will be a glowing human being in every aspect of that word. You will be a glowing human being within and without you will be like that.

Transcript: If we use this neem and turmeric on an empty stomach, one aspect is, it has the power to transform one...

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... dimension of energy within you to another. In the sense, in the yogic culture, this must be understood with proper perspective. The doctors say that if you consume excessive neem, it will destroy the sperm cells. Which is good proof for what we have been saying for thousands of years. That is, see there are various kinds of cells. Today modern science is beginning to recognize how significantly different they are. What is on your skin, what is in your bone marrow, what is in your sperm, what is in your brain, these are different kinds of things. Almost like another life. Though there is a common thread of information in all of them, they're very, very different. And what it takes for the body to generate an epithelial cell, and what it takes to generate a sperm or, what it takes to generate another cell, neurological cells, are very different level of energy involvement with the body. Well, a lot of people will question this, but they will arrive at it in under 25 or 50 years' time. Yes, I'm telling you. So one dimension of human life is, see I want you to understand the miracle. Don't think about the sexuality of it, just with a single cell. Two, all right? But just with one single cell, you can ignite a new life which sits here like this. Is it a small thing, I'm asking? Because people are too sexually messed up in their head, they're not looking at the miracle of it. Just with one cell, just look at the way life has sprouted and what it's become, isn't it so? We populated the whole world. We need to do something on that, that's a different matter. So the neem and turmeric together has the power to break down the sperm cells and make it into another level of energy, which is called as ojas. When every cell in your body slowly gets wrapped in ojas, if you're doing sadhana and your transmission is good and even across the body, when every cell in the body is encapsulated in ojas. When I say ojas, what is it? Show it to me in my blood drawal, blood work. They said, no ojas. All right, in your blood work there's no life also, I want you to know, there's only chemistry. Nobody ever proved that you're alive. Hello? You have to prove. So ojas will encapsulate every cell. Once every cell in the body is encapsulated in ojas, you will be a glowing human being in every aspect of that word. You will be a glowing human being within and without you will be like that.

January 7, 2021

3:24

What’s the solution to addiction? | Sadhguru at Columbia University | #7

Synopsis: On the note of what we’re consuming and what we’re putting in our bodies, one of the things that I would like to know the truth about is the increase in addiction. I would say, in the US, is the length that I’m looking at. It’s something that has personally touched a lot of the loved ones in my family and friends. And I see it as a growing trend amongst my generation...

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... and the younger generation using it as a coping mechanism. Why do you think people are doing this? Looking to drugs to solve their problems, and what is an organic way for them to solve that?   

Synopsis: On the note of what we’re consuming and what we’re putting in our...

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... bodies, one of the things that I would like to know the truth about is the increase in addiction. I would say, in the US, is the length that I’m looking at. It’s something that has personally touched a lot of the loved ones in my family and friends. And I see it as a growing trend amongst my generation and the younger generation using it as a coping mechanism. Why do you think people are doing this? Looking to drugs to solve their problems, and what is an organic way for them to solve that?   

January 7, 2021

6:19

What is the importance of food? | Sadhguru at Columbia University | #6

Synopsis: You cook yourself. I believe Isha has also published a cookbook. Can you talk a little bit about food from the yogic diet perspective? Or what are things that we should be actively doing on a daily basis when it comes to food? What are tenants of the diet that we should be looking at? And, if you have a favourite recipe.  

Synopsis: You cook yourself. I believe Isha has also published a cookbook. Can...

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... you talk a little bit about food from the yogic diet perspective? Or what are things that we should be actively doing on a daily basis when it comes to food? What are tenants of the diet that we should be looking at? And, if you have a favourite recipe.  

January 7, 2021

16:04

Is being ecstatic the best way of being? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Ranveer Singh | #9

Synopsis: So then if peace is the basic requirement, what’s a better way of being? Ecstasy, ecstatic?  

Synopsis: So then if peace is the basic requirement, what’s a better way of being?...

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... Ecstasy, ecstatic?  

January 6, 2021

5:32

Entertaining the people around you | Sadhguru in Conversation with Ranveer Singh | #7

Synopsis: I feel a compulsion to entertain people. Does that make any sense to you?  

Synopsis: I feel a compulsion to entertain people. Does that make any sense to...

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... you?  

January 6, 2021

5:22

Is sports all about winning? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Ranveer Singh | #3

Synopsis: You thoroughly enjoyed watching the football. But what do you think about, what is your take on sports? It’s competition, it’s, isn’t it based on one-upmanship? Aren't you telling young kids that it’s about winning, you know? As a child, I didn’t get any kick from winning. It was very minimal for me. I used to really just enjoy playing cricket, playing football....

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... The process was so enjoyable. I used to enjoy competing with someone, but winning wasn’t, you know everybody used to be like you have to win. You know, teachers, my dad was like all about winning. But it was not for me, it didn’t resonate with me. So what is this whole thing about, like what should we, how should we inculcate sports in young people? What do you tell them? Is it about winning?   

Synopsis: You thoroughly enjoyed watching the football. But what do you think about,...

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... what is your take on sports? It’s competition, it’s, isn’t it based on one-upmanship? Aren't you telling young kids that it’s about winning, you know? As a child, I didn’t get any kick from winning. It was very minimal for me. I used to really just enjoy playing cricket, playing football. The process was so enjoyable. I used to enjoy competing with someone, but winning wasn’t, you know everybody used to be like you have to win. You know, teachers, my dad was like all about winning. But it was not for me, it didn’t resonate with me. So what is this whole thing about, like what should we, how should we inculcate sports in young people? What do you tell them? Is it about winning?   

January 6, 2021

6:56

How to know how much to eat?

Transcript: So what kind of food you put in, it's not just about your culture. Cultures might have evolved according to the survival needs of that place. Cultures in different parts of the world have evolved according to what was available in the place and survival needs, how the economies were, what was happening, what was the main form of livelihood. Accordingly, cultures have evolved. Cultures are never perfect....

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... Unfortunately, people get super identified with this and think their culture is perfect. No culture in the world is perfect because the mess that you do in this generation, is tomorrow's culture. Hello? And you think you're doing this mess very consciously. No. It's just happening, isn't it? Whatever rubbish you do today, next generation picks it up or rejects it and does the reverse of it, whatever. But, it is a consequence of this generation's culture which breeds the next generation of culture. So culturally what you're eating is not the point. What goes best into this system, what is this machine designed for, what kind of fuel? Knowing this is very important. So if you look at it this way, keeping the body in a certain level of balance and efficiency of digestive process, very important. How much food do you need to maintain the level of activity you wish to maintain in your life? We are talking about fuel efficiency for all our automobiles. You've seen the 1950s, 50s were a little better. 60s and 70s cars in United States. If you break down 10 cars, you could build a battleship. That's how much metal they used to build a car. Well now they're getting sleeker and this is why? One important aspect is that fuel efficiency. To travel a mile, how much are you consuming? Well we're thinking ecological terms, think in terms of your health terms. That is, to process let us say, one unit of energy, how much food do you have to eat means, that much excessive load on the system. So if you don't have your own sense, every day in the morning if you eat a little bit of neem and turmeric on an empty stomach and drink some maybe tepid water, it will bring that sense to you. Because body will respond to food in a certain way, it will tell you when it's enough. You're not able to figure it out yourself, every cell in the body will speak.

Transcript: So what kind of food you put in, it's not just about your culture. Cultures might have evolved according...

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... to the survival needs of that place. Cultures in different parts of the world have evolved according to what was available in the place and survival needs, how the economies were, what was happening, what was the main form of livelihood. Accordingly, cultures have evolved. Cultures are never perfect. Unfortunately, people get super identified with this and think their culture is perfect. No culture in the world is perfect because the mess that you do in this generation, is tomorrow's culture. Hello? And you think you're doing this mess very consciously. No. It's just happening, isn't it? Whatever rubbish you do today, next generation picks it up or rejects it and does the reverse of it, whatever. But, it is a consequence of this generation's culture which breeds the next generation of culture. So culturally what you're eating is not the point. What goes best into this system, what is this machine designed for, what kind of fuel? Knowing this is very important. So if you look at it this way, keeping the body in a certain level of balance and efficiency of digestive process, very important. How much food do you need to maintain the level of activity you wish to maintain in your life? We are talking about fuel efficiency for all our automobiles. You've seen the 1950s, 50s were a little better. 60s and 70s cars in United States. If you break down 10 cars, you could build a battleship. That's how much metal they used to build a car. Well now they're getting sleeker and this is why? One important aspect is that fuel efficiency. To travel a mile, how much are you consuming? Well we're thinking ecological terms, think in terms of your health terms. That is, to process let us say, one unit of energy, how much food do you have to eat means, that much excessive load on the system. So if you don't have your own sense, every day in the morning if you eat a little bit of neem and turmeric on an empty stomach and drink some maybe tepid water, it will bring that sense to you. Because body will respond to food in a certain way, it will tell you when it's enough. You're not able to figure it out yourself, every cell in the body will speak.

January 5, 2021

2:57

What is Health – as per modern medicine

Transcript: So about health. The fundamental mistake that modern medicine systems have made is, kind of absolutism about health. That, this is health, this is not health. Now they tell you, your whatever, whatever chemistry. Blood chemistry must be this, this, and this. Then you're healthy. Believe me, most of you or many of you, may fit into those parameters and still not be healthy. Because, health is a certain...

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... reverberance, it's not an absolutism. You may be perfectly healthy right now. In 10 minutes, you may not be. If certain things happen in the system. Well, 10 minutes may look too much. By this evening, you may not be healthy, it's possible. It's very much possible. This idea that you can define health as, this is it, and you define it in chemical parametres and say, this, this, this, you're healthy. No. Many things can fluctuate within the system, without you being unhealthy. Or many things can be stable, without you being healthy.

Transcript: So about health. The fundamental mistake that modern medicine systems have made is, kind of absolutism...

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... about health. That, this is health, this is not health. Now they tell you, your whatever, whatever chemistry. Blood chemistry must be this, this, and this. Then you're healthy. Believe me, most of you or many of you, may fit into those parameters and still not be healthy. Because, health is a certain reverberance, it's not an absolutism. You may be perfectly healthy right now. In 10 minutes, you may not be. If certain things happen in the system. Well, 10 minutes may look too much. By this evening, you may not be healthy, it's possible. It's very much possible. This idea that you can define health as, this is it, and you define it in chemical parametres and say, this, this, this, you're healthy. No. Many things can fluctuate within the system, without you being unhealthy. Or many things can be stable, without you being healthy.

January 4, 2021

1:25

How does one find their values? | Sadhguru at University of Michigan | #7

Synopsis: How does one truly find their values, and then eventually stick by their values? Or should they even be sticking by those values that they find throughout their life?  

Synopsis: How does one truly find their values, and then eventually stick by their...

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... values? Or should they even be sticking by those values that they find throughout their life?  

January 4, 2021

11:59

How do we balance between the present and future? | Sadhguru at University of Michigan | #6

Synopsis: So in working towards our ambitions, we sometimes forget to enjoy the present, experience life as it is. And we strive towards making a beautiful future. Now how do you recommend that we think about balancing the two? That is, enjoying the present versus working towards a future.  

Synopsis: So in working towards our ambitions, we sometimes forget to enjoy the...

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... present, experience life as it is. And we strive towards making a beautiful future. Now how do you recommend that we think about balancing the two? That is, enjoying the present versus working towards a future.  

January 4, 2021

11:39

How should we adapt to the changes in the world? | Sadhguru at University of Michigan | #1

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...In the past couple of years we’ve seen that change is coming in multiple forms. Be it in education, be it in the job opportunities, be it in culture. Earlier it would take about 20-30 for us to realize and see this change. But today it’s happening at a much faster rate. How do you think we, as the youth, should adapt to change like this and be prepared for it?   

Synopsis: In the past couple of years we’ve seen that change is coming in multiple...

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... forms. Be it in education, be it in the job opportunities, be it in culture. Earlier it would take about 20-30 for us to realize and see this change. But today it’s happening at a much faster rate. How do you think we, as the youth, should adapt to change like this and be prepared for it?   

January 4, 2021

7:15

How to clean your colon – a must for good health

Transcript: The uniqueness of neem, especially when it is taken along with turmeric, any kind of parasital life which is there, all these things get eliminated. It facilitates that, that your transmission of energy is evenly across. And once you start noticing this, then by choice you can move your energies where you want. So the neem and turmeric together has the power to break down the sperm cells and make it...

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... into another level of energy, which is called as ojas. Once every cell in the body is encapsulated in ojas, you will be a glowing human being. So in the yoga center, the day starts with a small marble-sized ball of neem and turmeric. There are many aspects to this, of what impact it has on your system. But first of all, the neem tree which is generally all over India. Today, probably being grown in another 10 to 12 different geographical locations around the world. But originally, by nature, indigenous to Indian subcontinent. Is one of the most complex leaves that you can find on the planet. It is supposed to have over 150 complex chemical patterns within it. There are both, health aspects, energetic aspects, and spiritual dimensions attached to this. What the neem does to your system, well in more tangible terms one immediate thing it will do is, it will keep your elementary tract clean. When we say clean, this is a region, this whole digestive process is a region where you have maximum amount of other life. Within this elementary tract, there are a whole host of micro organisms. Many of them have turned friendly to us, we are living because of them, we are able to digest food because of them. Many, many functions in the body happen because of them. But still there are many who are harmful to us. The uniqueness of neem, especially when it is taken along with turmeric. If these two things go together, largely those things which are not necessary for the body, those things which can harm the body, any kind of parasital life which is there, all these things get eliminated. A clean colon is very vital for health. If you go to see or consult any traditional doctor, like an ayurvedic doctor, or a siddha-vaidya, or eastern medicine largely, whatever your health problem, first thing is they will purge you because they want your colon clean. For your physical and psychological health, they want your colon clean. If you just become a little more conscious about how you eat, what happens in your body, what happens in your mind can be greatly influenced.

Transcript: The uniqueness of neem, especially when it is taken along with turmeric, any kind of parasital life which...

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... is there, all these things get eliminated. It facilitates that, that your transmission of energy is evenly across. And once you start noticing this, then by choice you can move your energies where you want. So the neem and turmeric together has the power to break down the sperm cells and make it into another level of energy, which is called as ojas. Once every cell in the body is encapsulated in ojas, you will be a glowing human being. So in the yoga center, the day starts with a small marble-sized ball of neem and turmeric. There are many aspects to this, of what impact it has on your system. But first of all, the neem tree which is generally all over India. Today, probably being grown in another 10 to 12 different geographical locations around the world. But originally, by nature, indigenous to Indian subcontinent. Is one of the most complex leaves that you can find on the planet. It is supposed to have over 150 complex chemical patterns within it. There are both, health aspects, energetic aspects, and spiritual dimensions attached to this. What the neem does to your system, well in more tangible terms one immediate thing it will do is, it will keep your elementary tract clean. When we say clean, this is a region, this whole digestive process is a region where you have maximum amount of other life. Within this elementary tract, there are a whole host of micro organisms. Many of them have turned friendly to us, we are living because of them, we are able to digest food because of them. Many, many functions in the body happen because of them. But still there are many who are harmful to us. The uniqueness of neem, especially when it is taken along with turmeric. If these two things go together, largely those things which are not necessary for the body, those things which can harm the body, any kind of parasital life which is there, all these things get eliminated. A clean colon is very vital for health. If you go to see or consult any traditional doctor, like an ayurvedic doctor, or a siddha-vaidya, or eastern medicine largely, whatever your health problem, first thing is they will purge you because they want your colon clean. For your physical and psychological health, they want your colon clean. If you just become a little more conscious about how you eat, what happens in your body, what happens in your mind can be greatly influenced.

January 3, 2021

3:37

How to cope with negativity around you? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Matthew Hayden | #13

Synopsis: Sometimes, we’re in a situation where we’re surrounded by people who have a very high expectation of us. And when you can’t fulfil their expectation, you start feeling a very terrible feeling of guilt. And, it’s okay when it’s your mother-in-law, I’m kind of cool with that. But, sometimes it’s your parents, for example. Sometimes it’s the people who are...

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... very close to you, like your parents, and you can’t really fulfil their expectation because you would like to do, in your life, what you want to do. And obviously it’s not what they want. And, how to cope with that feeling of guilt? And also, what do you think the kind of relationship should be between the parents and the children?   

Synopsis: Sometimes, we’re in a situation where we’re surrounded by people...

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... who have a very high expectation of us. And when you can’t fulfil their expectation, you start feeling a very terrible feeling of guilt. And, it’s okay when it’s your mother-in-law, I’m kind of cool with that. But, sometimes it’s your parents, for example. Sometimes it’s the people who are very close to you, like your parents, and you can’t really fulfil their expectation because you would like to do, in your life, what you want to do. And obviously it’s not what they want. And, how to cope with that feeling of guilt? And also, what do you think the kind of relationship should be between the parents and the children?   

January 2, 2021

8:46

How to think positively? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Matthew Hayden | #12

Synopsis: How do you think positively in circumstances or, you know, external factors that are very negative?  

Synopsis: How do you think positively in circumstances or, you know, external factors...

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... that are very negative?  

January 2, 2021

10:07

How much time do we really have? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Matthew Hayden | #10

Synopsis: Sadhguru, my question is about boundlessness. Earlier today you mentioned that there is something within us that is seeking to express in different ways and it comes as different forms. Every morning when I get up, there are always two voices at least, and while I know that, I’m sorry. One of the things that you said is, ultimately you’ll have to come to yoga because...

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... you’ve tried everything. Every morning when I get up, I find that there’s these two voices that say you have time, and sometimes it says you don’t have time. So, Sadhguru, I think my question to you after knowing you for a bit, and also you’ve been talking about life continuing in death. The question, I suppose is, how much time do we really have? And, of course, why isn’t it there in my experience? Because every morning when I get up, I’m like ya, I’ve got time and I can get to yoga one day or the other. And still be able to make it. But, the reality seems to be that, you know, there is not much time.  

Synopsis: Sadhguru, my question is about boundlessness. Earlier today you mentioned...

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... that there is something within us that is seeking to express in different ways and it comes as different forms. Every morning when I get up, there are always two voices at least, and while I know that, I’m sorry. One of the things that you said is, ultimately you’ll have to come to yoga because you’ve tried everything. Every morning when I get up, I find that there’s these two voices that say you have time, and sometimes it says you don’t have time. So, Sadhguru, I think my question to you after knowing you for a bit, and also you’ve been talking about life continuing in death. The question, I suppose is, how much time do we really have? And, of course, why isn’t it there in my experience? Because every morning when I get up, I’m like ya, I’ve got time and I can get to yoga one day or the other. And still be able to make it. But, the reality seems to be that, you know, there is not much time.  

January 2, 2021

10:49

How to not be affected by our surroundings? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Matthew Hayden | #9

Synopsis: My question is regarding, because I’ve been following most of your videos. So, you always mention a need for collaboration of other people to be successful. You always mention that, to be successful, that’s the only time that we need the collaboration of other people. For other things, like our energy and our emotions, everything can come from within. My question...

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... is that, because the environment and other people in society can have effects on our emotions and our energy. How to manage that and not be affected by the environment? How to be calm and happy and not be affected by our surroundings? So how to separate these things from each other?  

Synopsis: My question is regarding, because I’ve been following most of your...

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... videos. So, you always mention a need for collaboration of other people to be successful. You always mention that, to be successful, that’s the only time that we need the collaboration of other people. For other things, like our energy and our emotions, everything can come from within. My question is that, because the environment and other people in society can have effects on our emotions and our energy. How to manage that and not be affected by the environment? How to be calm and happy and not be affected by our surroundings? So how to separate these things from each other?  

January 2, 2021

7:01

Sadhguru, what was your first impression of Australia? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Matthew Hayden | #6

Synopsis: Tell me, you also mentioned that your first visit here, your trip to Australia. And, my first impression of India was that there are a lot of people. And there’s also, in India because there are so many people, there is so much energy. Human energy. Chances are, that if you’re having a bad day, it’s like the whole India is having a bad day. Because there is so...

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... much collectivity of humanity. What was your first impression when you started to travel across our vast country? And just sensing the emptiness of a country as well. I’d like to know what your impressions were around that. How many insights did you get out of it? Because out of a lonely existence, there is time only for you in that environment as well.   

Synopsis: Tell me, you also mentioned that your first visit here, your trip to...

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... Australia. And, my first impression of India was that there are a lot of people. And there’s also, in India because there are so many people, there is so much energy. Human energy. Chances are, that if you’re having a bad day, it’s like the whole India is having a bad day. Because there is so much collectivity of humanity. What was your first impression when you started to travel across our vast country? And just sensing the emptiness of a country as well. I’d like to know what your impressions were around that. How many insights did you get out of it? Because out of a lonely existence, there is time only for you in that environment as well.   

January 2, 2021

12:00

Should happiness be given more importance than any other emotion? | Sadhguru at Christ University | #15

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...You were talking about how important happiness is. And to be happy, so much so, that you can’t sleep. But I believe that emotions like sadness, grief, guilt, anger are beacons of our values. Should I push these emotions away or should I try to learn from them and enjoy the experience of life? Because life is all about ups and downs, and it’s not just about the ups.   

Synopsis: You were talking about how important happiness is. And to be happy, so...

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... much so, that you can’t sleep. But I believe that emotions like sadness, grief, guilt, anger are beacons of our values. Should I push these emotions away or should I try to learn from them and enjoy the experience of life? Because life is all about ups and downs, and it’s not just about the ups.   

January 1, 2021

5:00

How to learn to accept the truth? | Sadhguru at Christ University | #13

Synopsis: How to learn to accept the truth? Because most of the time, truth is bitter and it is a hard path. So I always tend to make few adjustments and assumptions, which will make my life little easy, but I’m far from the truth. So how do I start learning to accept the truth?  

Synopsis: How to learn to accept the truth? Because most of the time, truth is...

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... bitter and it is a hard path. So I always tend to make few adjustments and assumptions, which will make my life little easy, but I’m far from the truth. So how do I start learning to accept the truth?  

January 1, 2021

5:12

How are we expected to live a simple life with such a complex body? | Sadhguru at Christ University | #8

Synopsis: Human body is made up of an unimaginable number of atoms, particles, and molecules. And, even the mind is really very complicated. With these two complicated instruments, how is one expected to live a simple life?

Synopsis: Human body is made up of an unimaginable number of atoms, particles,...

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... and molecules. And, even the mind is really very complicated. With these two complicated instruments, how is one expected to live a simple life?

January 1, 2021

7:57

How do we make time for yoga? | Sadhguru at Christ University | #6

Synopsis: Sadhguru, a lot of us youth, how do we make time for it? How do we make time to do sadhana? Because, we’re so tied up. We probably stay up a little late completing projects and assignments. Not just the youth, a lot of the seniors also. They probably stay up till 12 O’clock, 1 O’clock and then wake up again by 6 O’clock in the morning, and then rush to their...

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... work offices by 7-8 O’clock. I personally leave my house by 7:30-8 O’clock and reach college by 9. So, how do I make time? Not just me, there are other people who probably have the same question, so how do we deal with it?

Synopsis: Sadhguru, a lot of us youth, how do we make time for it? How do we make...

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... time to do sadhana? Because, we’re so tied up. We probably stay up a little late completing projects and assignments. Not just the youth, a lot of the seniors also. They probably stay up till 12 O’clock, 1 O’clock and then wake up again by 6 O’clock in the morning, and then rush to their work offices by 7-8 O’clock. I personally leave my house by 7:30-8 O’clock and reach college by 9. So, how do I make time? Not just me, there are other people who probably have the same question, so how do we deal with it?

January 1, 2021

8:12

How to help those who are unwilling to do yoga? | Sadhguru at Christ University | #5

Synopsis: In helplessness, many youngsters start thinking about taking the extreme step of ending their life. On this topic, many questions were asked. One of them is, many of my close friends are suicidal. What could I do to help my friends to get rid of this thought? And, they don’t want to do yoga.

Synopsis: In helplessness, many youngsters start thinking about taking the extreme...

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... step of ending their life. On this topic, many questions were asked. One of them is, many of my close friends are suicidal. What could I do to help my friends to get rid of this thought? And, they don’t want to do yoga.

January 1, 2021

6:55

How can we get back our interest and enthusiasm in life? | Sadhguru at Christ University | #4

Synopsis: There are times when you feel worn out. It might be because of the external pressure, or emotional trauma that we’re going through. Or because of the lack of inner strength. In such a situation, or such a circumstance, what do you think would help us get back our interest and enthusiasm in life?

Synopsis: There are times when you feel worn out. It might be because of the external...

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... pressure, or emotional trauma that we’re going through. Or because of the lack of inner strength. In such a situation, or such a circumstance, what do you think would help us get back our interest and enthusiasm in life?

January 1, 2021

10:08

How to build self-esteem? | Sadhguru at Christ University | #2

Synopsis: I often find myself in a situation where I’m not happy with myself. I compare my abilities, achievements, and even my appearance, with that of others. Also, I think since I’m a humanities student, people around me constantly compare me with my other friends who have taken up medicine or engineering. And that really puts me off. And I think that’s one reason for...

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... my low self esteem. How do you think I can build up on my self esteem and get rid of the self hatred that I have?

Synopsis: I often find myself in a situation where I’m not happy with myself....

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... I compare my abilities, achievements, and even my appearance, with that of others. Also, I think since I’m a humanities student, people around me constantly compare me with my other friends who have taken up medicine or engineering. And that really puts me off. And I think that’s one reason for my low self esteem. How do you think I can build up on my self esteem and get rid of the self hatred that I have?

January 1, 2021

13:36

What is the relationship between work that I need to do within myself and work that I need to do outside? | Sadhguru at Harvard University | #2

Synopsis: Taking forward the theme, Sadhguru, about the process inside and work outside. When we look around the country today, we see so many problems affecting our fellow Indians. Poverty, discrimination on the basis of religion and caste, and inequality. And of course, when I look inside myself also there are problems. I’m very far from having a good process, I’m definitely...

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... not a yogi. So what is the relationship between this work which I need to do inside and the work which I need to do outside? Can I do both? Do I need to do one before the other? How can I go about this? Because I don’t feel like accepting I can do either one or the other. 

Synopsis: Taking forward the theme, Sadhguru, about the process inside and work...

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... outside. When we look around the country today, we see so many problems affecting our fellow Indians. Poverty, discrimination on the basis of religion and caste, and inequality. And of course, when I look inside myself also there are problems. I’m very far from having a good process, I’m definitely not a yogi. So what is the relationship between this work which I need to do inside and the work which I need to do outside? Can I do both? Do I need to do one before the other? How can I go about this? Because I don’t feel like accepting I can do either one or the other. 

December 31, 2020

11:47

Don’t protect the environment – protect yourself

Transcript: The idea that we need to protect this planet itself is a convoluted idea. Because it is not because of us that the planet is there, it is because of the planet we are there. Even to think, me and the planet, is a completely wrong notion because what you call as myself, the physical presence of who you are, is just an outcrop of this planet. Whatever you experience as a part of yourself, with that,...

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... nobody has to tell you please take care of this. Anyway you will take care of it. The planet is for all of us and we cannot exist here by ourselves. Our existence here is not because of our economic activity. Right now, we are made to believe it is because of the percentages of growth that's happening in this country you will live well. No, we will live well here if everything is green, beautiful, water is flowing, air is pure, we will live well here. This idea has to go into every human being's mind, into every citizen's mind, into every child's mind. You must always be conscious of the life, other than human life. Most people are not even conscious of the human beings, so I am reminding you, you must be conscious of everything that is alive. A tree, a plant, a blade of grass, a grasshopper hopping, you must be alive to everything. Constantly the air around us is entering us and coming out of us and this is the basis of our life. What you exhale, the trees are inhaling. What the trees exhale, you are inhaling. There's a constant transaction going on. If we stop this process of breath for one minute, we understand that without transacting with the air around us, we cannot live for a moment. Similarly on the level of water and on the level of earth this transaction is going on. So how we keep the atmospheres around us, the water bodies around us will determine the nature and the quality of our life.

Transcript: The idea that we need to protect this planet itself is a convoluted idea. Because it is not because of...

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... us that the planet is there, it is because of the planet we are there. Even to think, me and the planet, is a completely wrong notion because what you call as myself, the physical presence of who you are, is just an outcrop of this planet. Whatever you experience as a part of yourself, with that, nobody has to tell you please take care of this. Anyway you will take care of it. The planet is for all of us and we cannot exist here by ourselves. Our existence here is not because of our economic activity. Right now, we are made to believe it is because of the percentages of growth that's happening in this country you will live well. No, we will live well here if everything is green, beautiful, water is flowing, air is pure, we will live well here. This idea has to go into every human being's mind, into every citizen's mind, into every child's mind. You must always be conscious of the life, other than human life. Most people are not even conscious of the human beings, so I am reminding you, you must be conscious of everything that is alive. A tree, a plant, a blade of grass, a grasshopper hopping, you must be alive to everything. Constantly the air around us is entering us and coming out of us and this is the basis of our life. What you exhale, the trees are inhaling. What the trees exhale, you are inhaling. There's a constant transaction going on. If we stop this process of breath for one minute, we understand that without transacting with the air around us, we cannot live for a moment. Similarly on the level of water and on the level of earth this transaction is going on. So how we keep the atmospheres around us, the water bodies around us will determine the nature and the quality of our life.

December 15, 2020

2:54

Is culture still relevant in the modern hyper-connected world?

Transcript: Truth is a natural happening. If you invent it, that's called a lie. Truth is not something that you invent, truth is something that you realize. Lie is something that you invent. So you don't have to say truthfully, naturally, what is natural is truth. So should one follow the precepts of the past or should one come to something new? There should not be a compulsion about breaking the rules of the...

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... past nor there should be a compulsion that you must only do it the way of the past. It is important that every generation looks at what is really needed, what is not needed. If you do not discard the garbage that you develop in your house, after some time your whole house will be a garbage bin, isn't it? Every day you must throw out the garbage, then only the house is clean. Similarly in our lives, many things that don't work, we must throw them out on a daily basis. If we don't do that, as a culture if you don't do it for hundreds of years, then you become stagnant. When you become stagnant, nothing works. Right now, if we are constantly looking for better ways of doing every aspect of our life, I am saying from the simplest, if you just start looking what is the best way to sit, invariably you will come to me, you will want to learn yoga. If you start looking, what is the best way to breathe, I'm saying these are all vital things. What is the best way to eat, what is the best way to manage my body. If you just start thinking like this, you will start doing yoga, that is, you will start approaching your physical and mental well-being in a scientific manner. Similarly, what is the best way to interact between two neighbours. If you look at it truthfully, then you will arrive at a science. What works best between neighbours, rather than trying to weave a philosophy around it. So the philosophies of the past also might have been sense at one time, which turned into a kind of a precept over a period of time. Then it turned into a law, then it turned into a belief system, then it becomes a religion over a period of time. Instead of that, we have to come to our senses about everything. But, will we arrive at an ultimate answer for everything? Maybe not. Because changing realities are there. So one way of looking at life is, first and fundamental thing is, there is substantial scientific and medical evidence to show you that your body and your brain will function at its best only when you're joyful. So first thing is this, that you have a body and brain which works well. You have a functioning brain. If this has to happen, you must be in a pleasant state of experience. So first thing is to become joyful by your own nature. If you manage this, you have a functioning brain. Have you noticed this? When you're happy, you find solutions. When you're unhappy, you create problems.

Transcript: Truth is a natural happening. If you invent it, that's called a lie. Truth is not something that you...

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... invent, truth is something that you realize. Lie is something that you invent. So you don't have to say truthfully, naturally, what is natural is truth. So should one follow the precepts of the past or should one come to something new? There should not be a compulsion about breaking the rules of the past nor there should be a compulsion that you must only do it the way of the past. It is important that every generation looks at what is really needed, what is not needed. If you do not discard the garbage that you develop in your house, after some time your whole house will be a garbage bin, isn't it? Every day you must throw out the garbage, then only the house is clean. Similarly in our lives, many things that don't work, we must throw them out on a daily basis. If we don't do that, as a culture if you don't do it for hundreds of years, then you become stagnant. When you become stagnant, nothing works. Right now, if we are constantly looking for better ways of doing every aspect of our life, I am saying from the simplest, if you just start looking what is the best way to sit, invariably you will come to me, you will want to learn yoga. If you start looking, what is the best way to breathe, I'm saying these are all vital things. What is the best way to eat, what is the best way to manage my body. If you just start thinking like this, you will start doing yoga, that is, you will start approaching your physical and mental well-being in a scientific manner. Similarly, what is the best way to interact between two neighbours. If you look at it truthfully, then you will arrive at a science. What works best between neighbours, rather than trying to weave a philosophy around it. So the philosophies of the past also might have been sense at one time, which turned into a kind of a precept over a period of time. Then it turned into a law, then it turned into a belief system, then it becomes a religion over a period of time. Instead of that, we have to come to our senses about everything. But, will we arrive at an ultimate answer for everything? Maybe not. Because changing realities are there. So one way of looking at life is, first and fundamental thing is, there is substantial scientific and medical evidence to show you that your body and your brain will function at its best only when you're joyful. So first thing is this, that you have a body and brain which works well. You have a functioning brain. If this has to happen, you must be in a pleasant state of experience. So first thing is to become joyful by your own nature. If you manage this, you have a functioning brain. Have you noticed this? When you're happy, you find solutions. When you're unhappy, you create problems.

December 12, 2020

3:47

Did you know – Most of the yoga being taught in the world is not right


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Transcript: Most of the yoga being taught in the world is not right

Transcript: Most of the yoga being taught in the world is not right


December 8, 2020

3:28

Just drinking water the right way will cure minor ailments

Transcript: The way the water has to be kept in one's home, there is a whole science about it. How to keep it, in what kind of material, how to treat it. Nobody drinks water, traditionally in the East, without first bowing down to it. Because how the water behaves, depends on how you treat it. The volume of memory and intelligence that the water carries, and every molecule of water, and every body of water, is...

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... very individual. And how it behaves within you is very different. Everything may be just H2O, but it does not behave the same way. So how to treat the water? There are many scientific processes, we call this as a Bhuta Shuddhi practice. It's an enormous science for people to learn and grasp. But to put it very simply, overnight or for about 6 hours, you keep it in a copper vessel and then drink it. You will see the water will feel very different and various small ailments that people have can be just healed simply by keeping the water in an appropriate space. An appropriate space also means proper aeration is there and how you treat it, above all. Your emotions, your thoughts about the water. Being conscious about it, that this is a major ingredient of who I am right now. This is not a commodity, this is life making material. If you treat it with the necessary reverence, for lack of vocabulary I'm saying reverence, or love towards water, or a feeling of joy towards water, you will see water will behave very differently within you. Just by changing the water that they drink and how they drink. I've seen many people walking out of chronic ailments just by doing that.

Transcript: The way the water has to be kept in one's home, there is a whole science about it. How to keep it, in...

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... what kind of material, how to treat it. Nobody drinks water, traditionally in the East, without first bowing down to it. Because how the water behaves, depends on how you treat it. The volume of memory and intelligence that the water carries, and every molecule of water, and every body of water, is very individual. And how it behaves within you is very different. Everything may be just H2O, but it does not behave the same way. So how to treat the water? There are many scientific processes, we call this as a Bhuta Shuddhi practice. It's an enormous science for people to learn and grasp. But to put it very simply, overnight or for about 6 hours, you keep it in a copper vessel and then drink it. You will see the water will feel very different and various small ailments that people have can be just healed simply by keeping the water in an appropriate space. An appropriate space also means proper aeration is there and how you treat it, above all. Your emotions, your thoughts about the water. Being conscious about it, that this is a major ingredient of who I am right now. This is not a commodity, this is life making material. If you treat it with the necessary reverence, for lack of vocabulary I'm saying reverence, or love towards water, or a feeling of joy towards water, you will see water will behave very differently within you. Just by changing the water that they drink and how they drink. I've seen many people walking out of chronic ailments just by doing that.

December 3, 2020

2:12

The significance of dancing and singing

Transcript: So in terms of dance, see, I must tell you this. We come from a culture where all our gods dance. Everywhere else god is a serious guy, a very serious guy. But in India, if he doesn't dance, we won't treat him as a god. All Indian gods, male and female, always dance because if they can't dance, he can't be god. Because dance essentially means that life is happening, see dancing in a particular style...

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... is a different matter. If you do not know this, my daughter is a full, you know, full-time classical dancer, Indian classical dancer. I took her off education and put her into this because it meant so much to us that, you know, what is dance is not just entertainment. So if you're doing a particular style of dance, it's one thing. Otherwise, even a child will get up and dance when it feels exuberant. It's the exuberance of life finding expression, is dance. When body cannot keep quiet, it wants to do something exuberant, it will dance. Well, you guys have might have evolved your own kind of styles and I don't know you slide on the, do you do all that like Michael Jackson was doing? Those are all, you know, what do you say, many methods of doing it. But essentially it's the exuberance of the physical self, that the best way the body can express itself is dance. The highest way the body can express itself is dance actually, because that is the highest level of exuberance it finds. So for this also, you know balance is most important. If you want to dance well, the most important thing is balance. But most people dance only when they're drunk. Without the exuberance of, when your emotion becomes exuberant, maybe you will sing. I am not saying a practice singer, or a professional singer. When emotion becomes exuberant, people want to sing even those who don't know anything to sing. They will also do something, you know at least they will hum. When the physical self becomes very exuberant, it naturally dances.

Transcript: So in terms of dance, see, I must tell you this. We come from a culture where all our gods dance. Everywhere...

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... else god is a serious guy, a very serious guy. But in India, if he doesn't dance, we won't treat him as a god. All Indian gods, male and female, always dance because if they can't dance, he can't be god. Because dance essentially means that life is happening, see dancing in a particular style is a different matter. If you do not know this, my daughter is a full, you know, full-time classical dancer, Indian classical dancer. I took her off education and put her into this because it meant so much to us that, you know, what is dance is not just entertainment. So if you're doing a particular style of dance, it's one thing. Otherwise, even a child will get up and dance when it feels exuberant. It's the exuberance of life finding expression, is dance. When body cannot keep quiet, it wants to do something exuberant, it will dance. Well, you guys have might have evolved your own kind of styles and I don't know you slide on the, do you do all that like Michael Jackson was doing? Those are all, you know, what do you say, many methods of doing it. But essentially it's the exuberance of the physical self, that the best way the body can express itself is dance. The highest way the body can express itself is dance actually, because that is the highest level of exuberance it finds. So for this also, you know balance is most important. If you want to dance well, the most important thing is balance. But most people dance only when they're drunk. Without the exuberance of, when your emotion becomes exuberant, maybe you will sing. I am not saying a practice singer, or a professional singer. When emotion becomes exuberant, people want to sing even those who don't know anything to sing. They will also do something, you know at least they will hum. When the physical self becomes very exuberant, it naturally dances.

December 1, 2020

2:58

Not finding time for yoga?

Transcript: So my question, it's a little personal, based on where I live. So I live in Montana. Much of Montana is very rural, they're only about 900, 000 people in the whole state. There are more cows than people in Montana. But there's a lot of poverty in Montana, people really struggle to earn a living there. So people often are working 2-3 jobs, very busy, not such great access to fresh food or good food,...

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... unless it's grown there. And one of the things that you said today really resonated with me, tonight, was when you wake up in the morning, how do you feel? And so people don't think it's okay to think about themselves and think about how they're feeling and what they need to do each day. So how do you begin to tell somebody, that has to work 12 hours a day, working 2 jobs, comes home to a family, to start engaging in some of these more spiritual and more self-realization types of practices? Because my experience has been, well I'm too busy, you know this would be great. I can get up in the morning and maybe drink some warm water or do something, but to actually take the time to think about themselves is very hard. See, if you think that the work that you're doing is very important, then the first thing that you need to do is work upon yourself. How do you enhance your work without enhancing yourself? You are not going to do anything more than yourself, isn't it? Everything that you do is just an expression of who you are. Without enhancing this, the nature and the quality of your work will never enhance, strive as much as you can. Right now this is the problem with the world, most people are suffering so many things, enormous amount of stress in their day-to-day activity, just to earn a living. Which every worm, insect, bird is doing. But human beings, with such a huge brain, are going through such a struggle just to earn a living. Simply because they're trying to enhance their activity rather than enhancing the person, the me. If you do not enhance this one and you try to enhance activity, it is like you took your old beat up ford in Montana, on a f1 race track. Well it's going to fly in different directions. You need to have an appropriate machine to get onto the track. So if the work, if you think your work and family deserve a better deal, you must work upon yourself. If you don't invest on this one, there will be really no result. Only, you know, just wasteful striving. It is very important that this must be enhanced if you want to enhance the work. There is no other way to do it.

Transcript: So my question, it's a little personal, based on where I live. So I live in Montana. Much of Montana...

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... is very rural, they're only about 900, 000 people in the whole state. There are more cows than people in Montana. But there's a lot of poverty in Montana, people really struggle to earn a living there. So people often are working 2-3 jobs, very busy, not such great access to fresh food or good food, unless it's grown there. And one of the things that you said today really resonated with me, tonight, was when you wake up in the morning, how do you feel? And so people don't think it's okay to think about themselves and think about how they're feeling and what they need to do each day. So how do you begin to tell somebody, that has to work 12 hours a day, working 2 jobs, comes home to a family, to start engaging in some of these more spiritual and more self-realization types of practices? Because my experience has been, well I'm too busy, you know this would be great. I can get up in the morning and maybe drink some warm water or do something, but to actually take the time to think about themselves is very hard. See, if you think that the work that you're doing is very important, then the first thing that you need to do is work upon yourself. How do you enhance your work without enhancing yourself? You are not going to do anything more than yourself, isn't it? Everything that you do is just an expression of who you are. Without enhancing this, the nature and the quality of your work will never enhance, strive as much as you can. Right now this is the problem with the world, most people are suffering so many things, enormous amount of stress in their day-to-day activity, just to earn a living. Which every worm, insect, bird is doing. But human beings, with such a huge brain, are going through such a struggle just to earn a living. Simply because they're trying to enhance their activity rather than enhancing the person, the me. If you do not enhance this one and you try to enhance activity, it is like you took your old beat up ford in Montana, on a f1 race track. Well it's going to fly in different directions. You need to have an appropriate machine to get onto the track. So if the work, if you think your work and family deserve a better deal, you must work upon yourself. If you don't invest on this one, there will be really no result. Only, you know, just wasteful striving. It is very important that this must be enhanced if you want to enhance the work. There is no other way to do it.

November 28, 2020

3:37

Health tip – for good health eat water

Transcript: See, you see. Right now, I'm sure even in Ahemdabad it's true. Every city, it's true. At 40 degree centigrade, he's selling fruit. How much of it will be left? Even if the fruit is there, nothing is there in it because fruit is 90% water. There is substantial medical evidence to show you, any food that you eat, its water content should be higher than your body's water content. You must eat water, not...

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... drink water. This campaign by water bottling companies, in America specially, and it's gone everywhere. Every day you must drink 3 litres of water, 4 litres of water. You will dilute your blood and suffer many things. Micronutrients won't reach your brain, or various cells, simply because you're overly diluted. And anyway, all you will do is, you need bathrooms every kilometer. In America there are more bathrooms than the population because drinking so much water, you have to go all the time. You must eat water. Your food must have water content. You eat dry food and then drink water, it doesn't do the thing. Fruit has nearly 80-90% water, and that's why it's the best thing to consume. We have to bring it back into the nation's diet. As far back as many centuries, or millennia ago, people have noticed that we were eating a lot of fruit. Because we have the highest variety of fruits in this country. But most of the traditional fruits are gone, most of the fruits you see in the market are from New Zealand, or Australia, or Thailand, or somewhere. Traditional fruits, almost going out. I don't know what you call them, the local names, but you know. There are so many varieties of tropical fruits in this country, which are all vanishing. From the market it's vanished, the trees also, I don't see them anywhere, anymore. Which were all common at one time. I'm not talking 500 years ago, I'm talking 50 years ago this was all very, very common.

Transcript: See, you see. Right now, I'm sure even in Ahemdabad it's true. Every city, it's true. At 40 degree centigrade,...

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... he's selling fruit. How much of it will be left? Even if the fruit is there, nothing is there in it because fruit is 90% water. There is substantial medical evidence to show you, any food that you eat, its water content should be higher than your body's water content. You must eat water, not drink water. This campaign by water bottling companies, in America specially, and it's gone everywhere. Every day you must drink 3 litres of water, 4 litres of water. You will dilute your blood and suffer many things. Micronutrients won't reach your brain, or various cells, simply because you're overly diluted. And anyway, all you will do is, you need bathrooms every kilometer. In America there are more bathrooms than the population because drinking so much water, you have to go all the time. You must eat water. Your food must have water content. You eat dry food and then drink water, it doesn't do the thing. Fruit has nearly 80-90% water, and that's why it's the best thing to consume. We have to bring it back into the nation's diet. As far back as many centuries, or millennia ago, people have noticed that we were eating a lot of fruit. Because we have the highest variety of fruits in this country. But most of the traditional fruits are gone, most of the fruits you see in the market are from New Zealand, or Australia, or Thailand, or somewhere. Traditional fruits, almost going out. I don't know what you call them, the local names, but you know. There are so many varieties of tropical fruits in this country, which are all vanishing. From the market it's vanished, the trees also, I don't see them anywhere, anymore. Which were all common at one time. I'm not talking 500 years ago, I'm talking 50 years ago this was all very, very common.

November 27, 2020

2:25

Health tip – 30% of your diet should be fruits

Transcript: So fruit is an important part of our diet. As far back as, Megasthenes, when he came, and Hsuan Tsang, when he came, and Kautilya, when he wrote his treaties. All three of them have mentioned how in the Indian diet there is an unusually large segment of fruit. It seems, Hsuan Tsnag somewhere says, I have not read it myself, it seems he says that Indian people are unusually intelligent mainly because...

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... of their fruit consumption. Their intellect is sharp because of that. And whether he said it or not, I am saying it is 100% true. This much we know, suppose your friend is sick and in a hospital, you go there with what, biryani with columbo. Fruit. So you know it definitely works. So you have to get sick to eat the right thing. But if you eat the right thing, maybe you will not get sick. There is substantial studies in the world to clearly show if 30% of our diet becomes fruit, 40% of the health care bills in the world will come down. So in India, right now fruit consumption is at 4%, and that too, this 4% is calculated as per capita, but it's only in the elite segment that people are eating fruit. Down below, once a month also he is not eating a single fruit. Children, through the mango season, they go without eating a single mango because it's no more available. You have to go and buy it, it costs 25 rupees. A child will never get to eat it. When we were growing up, the variety of fruits that were there, naturally, for us to pluck and eat. In every season there is some fruit. I have been in jungles for 2-3 weeks by myself, without any outside support. Always there was something to eat. But today, I'm telling you, today I walk into the jungle, I will die within 4-5 days. Because there's nothing to pluck and eat. So I want you to understand the plight of all the other creatures. The monkeys, they're all invading cities because there is really nothing to eat. So this change has happened in just a matter of 35-40 years.

Transcript: So fruit is an important part of our diet. As far back as, Megasthenes, when he came, and Hsuan Tsang,...

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... when he came, and Kautilya, when he wrote his treaties. All three of them have mentioned how in the Indian diet there is an unusually large segment of fruit. It seems, Hsuan Tsnag somewhere says, I have not read it myself, it seems he says that Indian people are unusually intelligent mainly because of their fruit consumption. Their intellect is sharp because of that. And whether he said it or not, I am saying it is 100% true. This much we know, suppose your friend is sick and in a hospital, you go there with what, biryani with columbo. Fruit. So you know it definitely works. So you have to get sick to eat the right thing. But if you eat the right thing, maybe you will not get sick. There is substantial studies in the world to clearly show if 30% of our diet becomes fruit, 40% of the health care bills in the world will come down. So in India, right now fruit consumption is at 4%, and that too, this 4% is calculated as per capita, but it's only in the elite segment that people are eating fruit. Down below, once a month also he is not eating a single fruit. Children, through the mango season, they go without eating a single mango because it's no more available. You have to go and buy it, it costs 25 rupees. A child will never get to eat it. When we were growing up, the variety of fruits that were there, naturally, for us to pluck and eat. In every season there is some fruit. I have been in jungles for 2-3 weeks by myself, without any outside support. Always there was something to eat. But today, I'm telling you, today I walk into the jungle, I will die within 4-5 days. Because there's nothing to pluck and eat. So I want you to understand the plight of all the other creatures. The monkeys, they're all invading cities because there is really nothing to eat. So this change has happened in just a matter of 35-40 years.

November 26, 2020

2:41

Is Chiropractic treatment for the spine safe?

Transcript: Dealing with the spine, being a chiropractor, I'm just wondering if the physical body can put limitations on what you commented on. I really don't know what a chiropractic does. I'm not aware of it, I just see the boards, chiropractic clinic, I just inquired what this is. And whatever people have told me, that's all. I really don't know what they do, but whatever they may be doing their knowledge of...

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... the spine is from the outside by studying and that's how they know the spine. So when that is all the knowledge is, the best thing to do is only to help somebody, who is all messed up in his spine, to just relax. Trying to do anything more than that to the spine would not be good. All that is happening for most people is by improper attitudes, improper energy, improper postures. Spine tends to contract, you know. It should be like this but it tends to sit back and sometimes grate upon each other, and create tension, and pain, nervous pain. Sometimes very excuriating pain. So if you can help a person to relax and stretch out his spine, it's fine. But too much meddling with the spine is not good. In yoga, we have what is called as angamardana, literally means, anga means the limbs, or the body parts, mardana means to kill, to kill the body parts. So if you do angamardana, then everything in you will disappear from your experience, except your spine. Only the back of your head and your spine will be still in your experience, the rest of it will be like not in your experience. Like some of you are seeing when you sit for shoonya, your hands and legs seem to be missing. So the whole body will be missing, except the spine. So when you get a person into such conditions, then there are many things you can do with the spine. But that is not to be attempted in a chiropractic clinic, it needs a completely different atmosphere. It's not medical, you know, it's not a physical or medical thing, it's a different dimension. I think a chiropractic could help a person to relax his spine, I don't know what else is being done. You should tell me. Well, there are several philosophies on chiropractic and, I mean, it would take some time I guess to tell you. But forceful pushing of the spine could make a person very dependent on the chiropractic.

Transcript: Dealing with the spine, being a chiropractor, I'm just wondering if the physical body can put limitations...

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... on what you commented on. I really don't know what a chiropractic does. I'm not aware of it, I just see the boards, chiropractic clinic, I just inquired what this is. And whatever people have told me, that's all. I really don't know what they do, but whatever they may be doing their knowledge of the spine is from the outside by studying and that's how they know the spine. So when that is all the knowledge is, the best thing to do is only to help somebody, who is all messed up in his spine, to just relax. Trying to do anything more than that to the spine would not be good. All that is happening for most people is by improper attitudes, improper energy, improper postures. Spine tends to contract, you know. It should be like this but it tends to sit back and sometimes grate upon each other, and create tension, and pain, nervous pain. Sometimes very excuriating pain. So if you can help a person to relax and stretch out his spine, it's fine. But too much meddling with the spine is not good. In yoga, we have what is called as angamardana, literally means, anga means the limbs, or the body parts, mardana means to kill, to kill the body parts. So if you do angamardana, then everything in you will disappear from your experience, except your spine. Only the back of your head and your spine will be still in your experience, the rest of it will be like not in your experience. Like some of you are seeing when you sit for shoonya, your hands and legs seem to be missing. So the whole body will be missing, except the spine. So when you get a person into such conditions, then there are many things you can do with the spine. But that is not to be attempted in a chiropractic clinic, it needs a completely different atmosphere. It's not medical, you know, it's not a physical or medical thing, it's a different dimension. I think a chiropractic could help a person to relax his spine, I don't know what else is being done. You should tell me. Well, there are several philosophies on chiropractic and, I mean, it would take some time I guess to tell you. But forceful pushing of the spine could make a person very dependent on the chiropractic.

November 24, 2020

3:30

How to stay fit for life? What does Sadhguru do to stay fit?

Transcript: Well, from the age of 12, I started a process. A powerful system of yoga called Angamardana. Angamardana literally means to have complete mastery over your limbs. This is a powerful way of strengthening your sinuses. This has kept me intact through the various rigours of life, variety of injuries, all kinds of mad things I have done with my body. Well here's my breakfast. It's very important that every...

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... one of you stay fit. Fit for life. Being fit for life means, hardness in the body, sharpness in your mind and softness in your heart. Here, here, here. To stay fit, I used to play lots of games, but these days the schedules don't allow. And also too many injuries. So I play a bit of golf and at least once a year, minimum once a year, I'm in the mountains 18,000-19,000 feet by myself. Well that's my medical checkup, I have no medical checkups. That's my stress test. You know what that means. If I fail, I fail.

Transcript: Well, from the age of 12, I started a process. A powerful system of yoga called Angamardana. Angamardana...

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... literally means to have complete mastery over your limbs. This is a powerful way of strengthening your sinuses. This has kept me intact through the various rigours of life, variety of injuries, all kinds of mad things I have done with my body. Well here's my breakfast. It's very important that every one of you stay fit. Fit for life. Being fit for life means, hardness in the body, sharpness in your mind and softness in your heart. Here, here, here. To stay fit, I used to play lots of games, but these days the schedules don't allow. And also too many injuries. So I play a bit of golf and at least once a year, minimum once a year, I'm in the mountains 18,000-19,000 feet by myself. Well that's my medical checkup, I have no medical checkups. That's my stress test. You know what that means. If I fail, I fail.

November 15, 2020

1:51

Was the 60s Hippie movement spiritual?

Transcript: This 60s business. The beauty about this is, a whole generation, at least a part of the generation, realized the existing society here, whatever they're talking about, they knew nothing. Stupid people talking all kinds of nonsense with great confidence. Not just about the world, about the other world, and the heaven, and the hierarchy in the heaven, everything they're talking but they don't know a...

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... damn thing. Whatever hierarchy that you create right from your childhood in somebody's mind. This is the beauty of intoxicants, when they get intoxicated, they don't care a damn you're a father, you're a priest, you're something, you're god, they don't care a damn. Right now they are high. That is the beautiful part of it, that hierarchy falls down. But the problem, is your awareness also falls down. That's the ugly part of it. If you could be drunk, totally intoxicated, and fully aware, it would be a fabulous thing. That's why we chose yoga. Because you can be totally drunk, look into my eyes and see, I'm stoned all the time. But aware enough for this world and the next. So this was the beauty of the 60s and the ugliness of 60s is unaware. They became like animals over a period of time. They thought with the seeking, they'll go beyond where all this conservative nonsense is going on. Where, you have to put a nose around your neck even to sit or stand. If you have to eat, you have to eat like this. If you have to stand, you have to stand like that. It was becoming so horribly restrictive. They wanted to break away from everything and that search looked beautiful. But they lost their awareness and they floundered, they didn't know which way to look. Wherever they looked, they were only deceived or they got deceived because they were unaware. Whichever way, it didn't work. But still there is a certain beauty to it, at least somebody searched. Yes? You failed, that's not the point. At least you searched, it's a good thing. So they were like children, not knowing anything, but they had a longing. They had a longing to seek something which is not in their grasp. When somebody is wanting to know, when somebody is seeking, genuinely seeking, there is a certain beauty to that atmosphere, because at least people are admitting we don't know a damn thing, you know, which is nice. Whenever a human being does not know, he becomes gentle and wonderful, have you seen this? Yes? So that's the good thing about the 60s, but the outcome was definitely not good. Because your intentions may be great, your search may be great, but unless you do the right things, right things will not happen to you.

Transcript: This 60s business. The beauty about this is, a whole generation, at least a part of the generation, realized...

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... the existing society here, whatever they're talking about, they knew nothing. Stupid people talking all kinds of nonsense with great confidence. Not just about the world, about the other world, and the heaven, and the hierarchy in the heaven, everything they're talking but they don't know a damn thing. Whatever hierarchy that you create right from your childhood in somebody's mind. This is the beauty of intoxicants, when they get intoxicated, they don't care a damn you're a father, you're a priest, you're something, you're god, they don't care a damn. Right now they are high. That is the beautiful part of it, that hierarchy falls down. But the problem, is your awareness also falls down. That's the ugly part of it. If you could be drunk, totally intoxicated, and fully aware, it would be a fabulous thing. That's why we chose yoga. Because you can be totally drunk, look into my eyes and see, I'm stoned all the time. But aware enough for this world and the next. So this was the beauty of the 60s and the ugliness of 60s is unaware. They became like animals over a period of time. They thought with the seeking, they'll go beyond where all this conservative nonsense is going on. Where, you have to put a nose around your neck even to sit or stand. If you have to eat, you have to eat like this. If you have to stand, you have to stand like that. It was becoming so horribly restrictive. They wanted to break away from everything and that search looked beautiful. But they lost their awareness and they floundered, they didn't know which way to look. Wherever they looked, they were only deceived or they got deceived because they were unaware. Whichever way, it didn't work. But still there is a certain beauty to it, at least somebody searched. Yes? You failed, that's not the point. At least you searched, it's a good thing. So they were like children, not knowing anything, but they had a longing. They had a longing to seek something which is not in their grasp. When somebody is wanting to know, when somebody is seeking, genuinely seeking, there is a certain beauty to that atmosphere, because at least people are admitting we don't know a damn thing, you know, which is nice. Whenever a human being does not know, he becomes gentle and wonderful, have you seen this? Yes? So that's the good thing about the 60s, but the outcome was definitely not good. Because your intentions may be great, your search may be great, but unless you do the right things, right things will not happen to you.

November 14, 2020

3:39

Benefits of applying Red Kumkum

Transcript: So you need to understand what's colour, first of all. The colour of any substance is not because of what it is. It is what it rejects, or what it gives away, or what it reflects. Something looks red not because it's red. Because of the seven colors, that the white light contains, it holds back everything and reflects red. So it looks red. So red does not mean it is red. Red means it is not red. Do...

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... you understand? Yes. Something is red not because it's red, because it doesn't want red. That's why it looks red. So whatever you give away, that will be your quality in the world also, isn't it? So Devi's colour is red because she gives away red. Red means, if you're walking in the forest, it's all green. But there will be one spot of red somewhere, one red flower blossoming that draws your attention, because in your perception red is the most vibrant of all the colours. All other colours may be pretty, good, nice, but red is vibrant, vibrant, vibrant. Sindoor, you must understand, the important thing is that it is turmeric. That is, it's properly made. If you take the sindoor from the Devi, it's made of turmeric. If you buy elsewhere, it's a chemical powder. If you want to chemically poison yourself, you must use that. Turmeric has phenomenal benefits. So there is a certain way of using the turmeric. Turmeric and lime together makes this and it is very, very beneficial. And the colour turns red and it is also used as a symbolism in the society. If a woman is wearing sindoor, she's married. That means she's not approachable. Essentially, it was a social way of discerning who is who in the society. And it has certain health and other benefits to apply. Turmeric, the colour, is you don't want to put yellow color on your head like Mussolini. So red is better and it is also the colour of the Devi always. Not just here, always.

Transcript: So you need to understand what's colour, first of all. The colour of any substance is not because of...

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... what it is. It is what it rejects, or what it gives away, or what it reflects. Something looks red not because it's red. Because of the seven colors, that the white light contains, it holds back everything and reflects red. So it looks red. So red does not mean it is red. Red means it is not red. Do you understand? Yes. Something is red not because it's red, because it doesn't want red. That's why it looks red. So whatever you give away, that will be your quality in the world also, isn't it? So Devi's colour is red because she gives away red. Red means, if you're walking in the forest, it's all green. But there will be one spot of red somewhere, one red flower blossoming that draws your attention, because in your perception red is the most vibrant of all the colours. All other colours may be pretty, good, nice, but red is vibrant, vibrant, vibrant. Sindoor, you must understand, the important thing is that it is turmeric. That is, it's properly made. If you take the sindoor from the Devi, it's made of turmeric. If you buy elsewhere, it's a chemical powder. If you want to chemically poison yourself, you must use that. Turmeric has phenomenal benefits. So there is a certain way of using the turmeric. Turmeric and lime together makes this and it is very, very beneficial. And the colour turns red and it is also used as a symbolism in the society. If a woman is wearing sindoor, she's married. That means she's not approachable. Essentially, it was a social way of discerning who is who in the society. And it has certain health and other benefits to apply. Turmeric, the colour, is you don't want to put yellow color on your head like Mussolini. So red is better and it is also the colour of the Devi always. Not just here, always.

November 12, 2020

3:31

Sexuality – No need to brush it under the carpet

Transcript: See, we have a biology, we cannot put it under the carpet. It's there. It's best we address it for what it is. But right now the problem in the world is, because certain religious institutions in the world took this attitude, that the very biology of the human being is wrong. Because of this, culture started hiding it under the carpet. Well in this culture we never had it, but after the British came...

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... and left, we became more prudish than the British. But before that, if you look at our temples. All the outside temple art is all pornographic. If that's what you want to call it. But, we don't call it pornographic. We are only talking about the various dimensions of human biology. Because we don't see it as wrong, but we see it as the periphery of life. If you stay there only, you will stay on the physical dimension forever, you will not explore anything else. So in the temple or always it's the periphery. You are supposed to look at that and understand it's the periphery of life and try to make an attempt to go deeper. But at the same time, not to be in denial of it. Not to glorify it, or not to be in denial of it is the most important thing. But in your college, watching these things on the, whatever, your internet or whatever. People tell me that, somebody told me, I don't know if these percentages are correct. When I was asking, what is the content. I was trying to understand the internet and its content. What is the real content on the internet? They're telling me, you should know. They're telling me 70% of the content on the internet is pornography. Is it so? Is it so? You must be the expert. Is somebody doing PhD on it? They told me 70%. I said 70% is unreasonable and sick levels of pornography. If it occupies a small percentage, it's okay. 70% of a technological platform, which could do millions of things, unfortunately, is pornographic. Just biology of life. It's very unfortunate because once you come as a human being, your biology is not the front end of your life. It is one part of your life. This cerebral capability came so that your intelligence becomes the front end of your life, and if you become conscious, your consciousness becomes the front end of your life. Biology is the front end of a bull. It's okay for him, that's all he knows. But biology should not be the front end of a human life, it is part of our life. We are not denying it.

Transcript: See, we have a biology, we cannot put it under the carpet. It's there. It's best we address it for what...

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... it is. But right now the problem in the world is, because certain religious institutions in the world took this attitude, that the very biology of the human being is wrong. Because of this, culture started hiding it under the carpet. Well in this culture we never had it, but after the British came and left, we became more prudish than the British. But before that, if you look at our temples. All the outside temple art is all pornographic. If that's what you want to call it. But, we don't call it pornographic. We are only talking about the various dimensions of human biology. Because we don't see it as wrong, but we see it as the periphery of life. If you stay there only, you will stay on the physical dimension forever, you will not explore anything else. So in the temple or always it's the periphery. You are supposed to look at that and understand it's the periphery of life and try to make an attempt to go deeper. But at the same time, not to be in denial of it. Not to glorify it, or not to be in denial of it is the most important thing. But in your college, watching these things on the, whatever, your internet or whatever. People tell me that, somebody told me, I don't know if these percentages are correct. When I was asking, what is the content. I was trying to understand the internet and its content. What is the real content on the internet? They're telling me, you should know. They're telling me 70% of the content on the internet is pornography. Is it so? Is it so? You must be the expert. Is somebody doing PhD on it? They told me 70%. I said 70% is unreasonable and sick levels of pornography. If it occupies a small percentage, it's okay. 70% of a technological platform, which could do millions of things, unfortunately, is pornographic. Just biology of life. It's very unfortunate because once you come as a human being, your biology is not the front end of your life. It is one part of your life. This cerebral capability came so that your intelligence becomes the front end of your life, and if you become conscious, your consciousness becomes the front end of your life. Biology is the front end of a bull. It's okay for him, that's all he knows. But biology should not be the front end of a human life, it is part of our life. We are not denying it.

November 11, 2020

3:29

Health Tip – Do this every fortnight to purify your body?

Transcript: If you observe the natural cycle of the body, there is something called a mandala. Every 40-48 days, the system goes through a certain cycle. Every cycle of this, every single cycle, in this, three days will appear, where your body does not need food. If you are conscious of how your body functions, you will become aware that today my body does not need food. And without any effort you can go without...

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... food, on that day, if you observe the cycle properly. If that awareness is not there as to which day that is, for that, in India they fixed what is called as Ekaadashi. That means, four days before the full moon, four days before the new moon day, people don't eat. They wake up in the morning, no breakfast, no lunch, only after the sun sets they eat one meal. This is just to allow the system to realign itself. If you give this break, it's very, very good for your health and your body the way it functions. Because the system needs that time to adjust itself. Every day food, every day food, it's a lot of hard work for the body. Give it a little break. If you're not able to fast, on one day you go on something lighter, maybe just juices or something else which is much lighter for the system to handle. Definitely body will be very grateful to you. Yes? Every day loading it up with cooked food is not a good thing to do. So what is its spiritual significance? Because it's a cleansing. If your system is not vibrant, you won't feel like doing anything spiritual, you're feeling lethargic. For a meditator, the biggest enemy is sleep. To sit here with eyes closed and fully alert takes something else. For most people if they close their eyes, should sleep. So to sit here and to be very alert with the eyes closed, takes a certain level of vibrance in the body. So to create this vibrance, we observe how to eat, what to do, how much to eat, all these things. It is not spiritual, but it is providing the right kind of body. Right now if your body is feeling very lethargic, I am talking enlightenment so what the hell. Isn't it? So keeping it vibrant, alert and keeping the body free of pains and problems is important because only then you will seek something bigger. Right now your leg is hurting, really hurting. God appeared, what will you ask? My leg pain should go. Yes or no? What more will you ask? That's all you'll ask, isn't it? Because body has that kind of power over you. Unless you keep it in a certain level of ease, it rules you from every direction. Isn't it so?

Transcript: If you observe the natural cycle of the body, there is something called a mandala. Every 40-48 days,...

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... the system goes through a certain cycle. Every cycle of this, every single cycle, in this, three days will appear, where your body does not need food. If you are conscious of how your body functions, you will become aware that today my body does not need food. And without any effort you can go without food, on that day, if you observe the cycle properly. If that awareness is not there as to which day that is, for that, in India they fixed what is called as Ekaadashi. That means, four days before the full moon, four days before the new moon day, people don't eat. They wake up in the morning, no breakfast, no lunch, only after the sun sets they eat one meal. This is just to allow the system to realign itself. If you give this break, it's very, very good for your health and your body the way it functions. Because the system needs that time to adjust itself. Every day food, every day food, it's a lot of hard work for the body. Give it a little break. If you're not able to fast, on one day you go on something lighter, maybe just juices or something else which is much lighter for the system to handle. Definitely body will be very grateful to you. Yes? Every day loading it up with cooked food is not a good thing to do. So what is its spiritual significance? Because it's a cleansing. If your system is not vibrant, you won't feel like doing anything spiritual, you're feeling lethargic. For a meditator, the biggest enemy is sleep. To sit here with eyes closed and fully alert takes something else. For most people if they close their eyes, should sleep. So to sit here and to be very alert with the eyes closed, takes a certain level of vibrance in the body. So to create this vibrance, we observe how to eat, what to do, how much to eat, all these things. It is not spiritual, but it is providing the right kind of body. Right now if your body is feeling very lethargic, I am talking enlightenment so what the hell. Isn't it? So keeping it vibrant, alert and keeping the body free of pains and problems is important because only then you will seek something bigger. Right now your leg is hurting, really hurting. God appeared, what will you ask? My leg pain should go. Yes or no? What more will you ask? That's all you'll ask, isn't it? Because body has that kind of power over you. Unless you keep it in a certain level of ease, it rules you from every direction. Isn't it so?

November 8, 2020

3:46

Mental health tip: Keep your colon clean

Transcript: Whatever cleansing process that happens in the body, whether emptying your bowels, or emptying your bladder, or exhalation, or sweat. These are all different ways the body is trying to clean itself. In all these things, different bodies have different levels of efficiency. If you are in good health, if you're in very good health and if you're eating the right kind of food, when you empty your bowels,...

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... nothing, not a speck should remain in your colon. Everything should be gone. In yoga that's very, very important, your colon being clean. Otherwise, it'll get into your head. Really. Your colon not clean and psychological disturbances are very directly connected. In the yogic understanding of life after you wake up, within 20 minutes naturally if the bowels don't empty themselves completely, that means you're in ill health or you're heading there quickly. Both physical and psychological. It could be either, depending upon whichever is weakest in you will break first. First thing if you go to an Ayurvedic doctor, whatever your problem, first thing is he'll purge you. Because keeping the colon clean is very important.

Transcript: Whatever cleansing process that happens in the body, whether emptying your bowels, or emptying your bladder,...

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... or exhalation, or sweat. These are all different ways the body is trying to clean itself. In all these things, different bodies have different levels of efficiency. If you are in good health, if you're in very good health and if you're eating the right kind of food, when you empty your bowels, nothing, not a speck should remain in your colon. Everything should be gone. In yoga that's very, very important, your colon being clean. Otherwise, it'll get into your head. Really. Your colon not clean and psychological disturbances are very directly connected. In the yogic understanding of life after you wake up, within 20 minutes naturally if the bowels don't empty themselves completely, that means you're in ill health or you're heading there quickly. Both physical and psychological. It could be either, depending upon whichever is weakest in you will break first. First thing if you go to an Ayurvedic doctor, whatever your problem, first thing is he'll purge you. Because keeping the colon clean is very important.

November 5, 2020

1:43

Mental health tip: Eat the right food

Transcript: In this country, we made food like this. If you have to do only physical jobs you eat one way, mental things another way. But today none of us are in that condition. We have to be both physically sharp and mentally sharp, isn't it? That exclusivity of just physical work and mental work is gone. All of us need to be physically good and mentally good. So eating the right kind of food becomes very necessary....

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... Particularly, some of the things are very, very positive are the ash gourd. If you consume a glass of ash gourd juice every day, you will see, clearly, the sharpness of your intellect will enhance itself. You will be mentally much sharper than the way you are right now. Especially children must drink ash gourd juice, daily consumption of ash gourd. You will see, distinctly, your mind seems to be clearer and sharper. This will be noticeable within a few weeks of consumption of ash gourd. If you drink coffee, it gives you energy with agitation. You drink a glass of ash gourd juice, it gives you enormous amount of energy, at the same time it keeps you very, very calm. Daily consumption of honey can do wonderful things to you. Especially if you have children at home, make honey culture part of your thing. Psychological stability, physical well-being, vitality, all these things can be greatly enhanced simply consuming daily honey.

Transcript: In this country, we made food like this. If you have to do only physical jobs you eat one way, mental...

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... things another way. But today none of us are in that condition. We have to be both physically sharp and mentally sharp, isn't it? That exclusivity of just physical work and mental work is gone. All of us need to be physically good and mentally good. So eating the right kind of food becomes very necessary. Particularly, some of the things are very, very positive are the ash gourd. If you consume a glass of ash gourd juice every day, you will see, clearly, the sharpness of your intellect will enhance itself. You will be mentally much sharper than the way you are right now. Especially children must drink ash gourd juice, daily consumption of ash gourd. You will see, distinctly, your mind seems to be clearer and sharper. This will be noticeable within a few weeks of consumption of ash gourd. If you drink coffee, it gives you energy with agitation. You drink a glass of ash gourd juice, it gives you enormous amount of energy, at the same time it keeps you very, very calm. Daily consumption of honey can do wonderful things to you. Especially if you have children at home, make honey culture part of your thing. Psychological stability, physical well-being, vitality, all these things can be greatly enhanced simply consuming daily honey.

November 4, 2020

1:55

Mental health tip: Connect with nature

Transcript: Today it's become like this. Sunrise means they watch it on the phone screen, sunset means they watch it on the phone screen. Yes? So losing connection with all that supports and manages our life is going to be a serious challenge of the future. But, this is one thing that you can do, if you have children. Vacation means don't take them to Mumbai, Bangalore, Dubai, some other place. Just take them,...

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... walk them in the jungle. Or take them on a small boat out there. Or whatever. Some exposure to nature is needed. You will see how excited children will get and how involved they will become. You need to understand this, your physical, your physiological, and psychological health can be very easily managed if you're in touch with the elements of nature, of water, soil, light, and things like that. If the more exposed you are, the more balanced you are both physiologically and psychologically, which must happen to every human being.

Transcript: Today it's become like this. Sunrise means they watch it on the phone screen, sunset means they watch...

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... it on the phone screen. Yes? So losing connection with all that supports and manages our life is going to be a serious challenge of the future. But, this is one thing that you can do, if you have children. Vacation means don't take them to Mumbai, Bangalore, Dubai, some other place. Just take them, walk them in the jungle. Or take them on a small boat out there. Or whatever. Some exposure to nature is needed. You will see how excited children will get and how involved they will become. You need to understand this, your physical, your physiological, and psychological health can be very easily managed if you're in touch with the elements of nature, of water, soil, light, and things like that. If the more exposed you are, the more balanced you are both physiologically and psychologically, which must happen to every human being.

November 3, 2020

1:29

Mental Health Tip: Use your body

Transcript: Within the human being there is a certain allotment of energy for action, certain allotment of energy for intellect, certain allotment of energy for emotion. Like this there are various allotments. This differs from person to person. But generally the amount of energy allotted for, particularly, for physical action and emotional dimension, these are two things which are going completely unused in today's...

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... world. This is the main reason for depression, believe me. Any number of children that they bring to me with all kinds of mental ailments, I just tell them first thing is, some sport that they like, swimming, tennis, something and music. These two things you bring into their life, within three months, most of the children, 80% -85% children will recover quite wonderfully. Because without finding expression to their emotional dimension and if without finding enough exertion for the physical body, they are bound to become depressive.

Transcript: Within the human being there is a certain allotment of energy for action, certain allotment of energy...

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... for intellect, certain allotment of energy for emotion. Like this there are various allotments. This differs from person to person. But generally the amount of energy allotted for, particularly, for physical action and emotional dimension, these are two things which are going completely unused in today's world. This is the main reason for depression, believe me. Any number of children that they bring to me with all kinds of mental ailments, I just tell them first thing is, some sport that they like, swimming, tennis, something and music. These two things you bring into their life, within three months, most of the children, 80% -85% children will recover quite wonderfully. Because without finding expression to their emotional dimension and if without finding enough exertion for the physical body, they are bound to become depressive.

November 2, 2020

1:26

Boost your immunity | Do this once every three days

Transcript: Most people develop relationship with the soil only after they die. But it's very important to develop relationship with the soil when you're alive. I would say especially now, with this virus around, believe me, those of you who are in some way in contact with the soil. Here we call this prithvi prema seva, that means getting involved with the soil in a very loving manner. Well, your ability to live,...

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... your ability to resist these kind of invasions upon your life will be greatly, greatly enhanced. It's not just enough if you live. It's important that you live strong. Living strong does not mean you grow big muscles and dominate somebody, living strong means, here life happens big. For this, you need a body which treats the entire planet as its extension, which it is. So it's very important that you bring this, all of you who are here at the Isha Yoga Center, we will set up some processes for you so that every one of you, at least once in three days, your hands and feet are in the soil. Very important. And wherever, wherever else you are if you have a small patch of a garden, or you can volunteer that you will work in somebody else's garden. Believe me, yes, they will get free labour but don't think they are getting more. You're getting much more because you being connected with the soil will make a phenomenal difference for the way your physical body functions. Put your hands into the soil, very important. Otherwise, those of you who are too well to do but don't want to be seen doing any work because it may create a wrong image for your affluence, you can have a mud bath.

Transcript: Most people develop relationship with the soil only after they die. But it's very important to develop...

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... relationship with the soil when you're alive. I would say especially now, with this virus around, believe me, those of you who are in some way in contact with the soil. Here we call this prithvi prema seva, that means getting involved with the soil in a very loving manner. Well, your ability to live, your ability to resist these kind of invasions upon your life will be greatly, greatly enhanced. It's not just enough if you live. It's important that you live strong. Living strong does not mean you grow big muscles and dominate somebody, living strong means, here life happens big. For this, you need a body which treats the entire planet as its extension, which it is. So it's very important that you bring this, all of you who are here at the Isha Yoga Center, we will set up some processes for you so that every one of you, at least once in three days, your hands and feet are in the soil. Very important. And wherever, wherever else you are if you have a small patch of a garden, or you can volunteer that you will work in somebody else's garden. Believe me, yes, they will get free labour but don't think they are getting more. You're getting much more because you being connected with the soil will make a phenomenal difference for the way your physical body functions. Put your hands into the soil, very important. Otherwise, those of you who are too well to do but don't want to be seen doing any work because it may create a wrong image for your affluence, you can have a mud bath.

October 30, 2020

2:37

Groundnuts – A complete diet – The right way to eat peanuts

Transcript: Of all the things, a ground nut, you know. I'm particularly passionate about the groundnut because there was a period of my life when I just lived on groundnut and banana. That's all. Because it has everything you need. Just soaked ground nut, one handful, this much of groundnut soaked overnight, one banana. My entire day would go and perfectly active, more active than most people will ever imagine....

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... It has everything to sustain you. It's a complete food by itself. If you soak it for over six to eight hours, it takes away certain aspects which are called as pitha. You know what's pitha? Allopathic doctors don't look at it, but the ayurveda is based on this. Ushna, sheetha, pitha. It takes away the pitha and taking this soaked groundnut, chewing it well and eating. Just make sure it's not some genetically engineered nonsense whatever. One thing is, it could be genetically modified. They are no more declaring which is modified which is not. Another thing is, you're pumping in fertilizers and pesticides to such an extent, the groundnut is no more a groundnut. Just make sure it's a more organic thing. If you want breakfast, you want a recipe, you take a handful of groundnut soak it in water for six to eight hours. Put it in the mixer. If you want to add some fruit, you add a banana, whatever you like. Banana goes well, you can add any other fruit. If you want put some honey into it, two minutes. You have excellent breakfast ready. It takes two minutes to do it and if you want it little watery, you put more water into it and just drink it up. You want it like porridge you make it thick and you eat it. You will see easily it'll keep you for four to five hours and it's highly nutritious.

Transcript: Of all the things, a ground nut, you know. I'm particularly passionate about the groundnut because there...

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... was a period of my life when I just lived on groundnut and banana. That's all. Because it has everything you need. Just soaked ground nut, one handful, this much of groundnut soaked overnight, one banana. My entire day would go and perfectly active, more active than most people will ever imagine. It has everything to sustain you. It's a complete food by itself. If you soak it for over six to eight hours, it takes away certain aspects which are called as pitha. You know what's pitha? Allopathic doctors don't look at it, but the ayurveda is based on this. Ushna, sheetha, pitha. It takes away the pitha and taking this soaked groundnut, chewing it well and eating. Just make sure it's not some genetically engineered nonsense whatever. One thing is, it could be genetically modified. They are no more declaring which is modified which is not. Another thing is, you're pumping in fertilizers and pesticides to such an extent, the groundnut is no more a groundnut. Just make sure it's a more organic thing. If you want breakfast, you want a recipe, you take a handful of groundnut soak it in water for six to eight hours. Put it in the mixer. If you want to add some fruit, you add a banana, whatever you like. Banana goes well, you can add any other fruit. If you want put some honey into it, two minutes. You have excellent breakfast ready. It takes two minutes to do it and if you want it little watery, you put more water into it and just drink it up. You want it like porridge you make it thick and you eat it. You will see easily it'll keep you for four to five hours and it's highly nutritious.

October 28, 2020

2:41

Health tip – Detox your body – Proper way to drink water

Transcript: You must take enormous care about the water because it's 72%. And it has tremendous memory. If I open this water, or even without opening, if I say something to this water, it remembers. There have been lot of experiments in this direction. So, if you take this water, from wherever the water works is, and pump it to your house. Let's say, it went through 50 bends, forced. Pumped forcefully, with a...

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... 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 in the tap, if you take it and immediately 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 change is happening. 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 do puja to the waterpot. 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.

Transcript: You must take enormous care about the water because it's 72%. And it has tremendous memory. If I open...

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... this water, or even without opening, if I say something to this water, it remembers. There have been lot of experiments in this direction. So, if you take this water, from wherever the water works is, and pump it to your house. Let's say, it went through 50 bends, forced. 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 in the tap, if you take it and immediately 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 change is happening. 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 do puja to the waterpot. 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.

October 28, 2020

2:29

How to sense the energy in your house? How to energize your house?

Transcript: So the punya puja is to enliven the house. The space in the house should become alive. If you have lived in such a way in your home, that every moment your own, with love and light within you, then no punya puja would be needed. But 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...

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... 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 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. So punya puja, once in a way, at least once a year, would light it up. That is, you have the space around you alive and it supports you. Can't I live beautifully in a coffin? You can. If you're capable of it, no problem. But not everybody is, they need external support. This is the idea of creating consecrated spaces. So punya puja is a way of consecrating your home, entire home, every part of it so that there is some sense of aliveness and energy. But we cannot consecrate your home in such a way it's forever. Because your house is not built through that geometry. It doesn't have that kind of material to hold the energy forever. If we enliven an Indian home, easily, one or two years it will stay alive. An American home, particularly, largely with wood and inside all those dampening, what's this insulating material, keeping it alive. I'm saying if nothing alive is happening in the house, you're a depressed person suppose, you have a whole bunch of depressed people in the house nobody is really alive, if it is so, this punya puja may deplete in a matter of six to eight months. It will not stay for very long because the material used does not support that. If the house was built with brick or stone, we could make it alive and easily make it stay that way at least for two years, minimum two years. I would say one and a half to two years, it would last much more. But it also depends on you, how you are. However the material is, if you are fine, you can live well.

Transcript: So the punya puja is to enliven the house. The space in the house should become alive. If you have lived...

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... in such a way in your home, that every moment your own, with love and light within you, then no punya puja would be needed. But 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 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. So punya puja, once in a way, at least once a year, would light it up. That is, you have the space around you alive and it supports you. Can't I live beautifully in a coffin? You can. If you're capable of it, no problem. But not everybody is, they need external support. This is the idea of creating consecrated spaces. So punya puja is a way of consecrating your home, entire home, every part of it so that there is some sense of aliveness and energy. But we cannot consecrate your home in such a way it's forever. Because your house is not built through that geometry. It doesn't have that kind of material to hold the energy forever. If we enliven an Indian home, easily, one or two years it will stay alive. An American home, particularly, largely with wood and inside all those dampening, what's this insulating material, keeping it alive. I'm saying if nothing alive is happening in the house, you're a depressed person suppose, you have a whole bunch of depressed people in the house nobody is really alive, if it is so, this punya puja may deplete in a matter of six to eight months. It will not stay for very long because the material used does not support that. If the house was built with brick or stone, we could make it alive and easily make it stay that way at least for two years, minimum two years. I would say one and a half to two years, it would last much more. But it also depends on you, how you are. However the material is, if you are fine, you can live well.

October 24, 2020

3:52

What is youth without adventure?

Transcript: So, see, when we say adventure, you can have ventures in your life, or you can have adventure. Adventure means, you don't know where your next foot is going to be. That's adventure, that means there is danger. No danger, everything's safe, there is no adventure, isn't it? It's a venture. I'm not against ventures but you're talking about adventure that means you want to step into something that you...

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... don't know. Isn't it? If you step into what you know unpredictable, that's not an adventure. That's just an activity. If you don't have any adventure in your life, in whatever you do it doesn't matter, in every sphere of life there is room for adventure. This means you must trust your capability and competence and a step, one step more than that. There is a risk, of course. If there is no risk, there is no adventure, isn't it? So will young people get killed? Yes, unfortunately sometimes it does. Before I became 35 years of age at least 12-13 of my friends died. Some in motorcycles, some in hand gliding and all the things we were doing together. Some of them died. Well, they didn't kill me but, could I live without having done all those things? No. Even if one of those situations had ended me, still I would do it. Not simply out of egoistic jingoism that you want to do something others cannot do, it's not about that. It's about stretching yourself beyond your limits somewhere. But today the world is far more organized, there's a whole lot of equipment. When we were doing it, crazy things, we had no equipment of any kind. We just did things just like that. But today there is safety equipment, there are systems, there are nets and there are so many things. I said, see, youth without any sense of adventure are not youth. You can always, you can already bury them as old men. They have to do something. But, this does not mean they have to do wild things on the street. We can create situations and spaces where they can do this with reasonable amount of safety there is no absolute safety.

Transcript: So, see, when we say adventure, you can have ventures in your life, or you can have adventure. Adventure...

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... means, you don't know where your next foot is going to be. That's adventure, that means there is danger. No danger, everything's safe, there is no adventure, isn't it? It's a venture. I'm not against ventures but you're talking about adventure that means you want to step into something that you don't know. Isn't it? If you step into what you know unpredictable, that's not an adventure. That's just an activity. If you don't have any adventure in your life, in whatever you do it doesn't matter, in every sphere of life there is room for adventure. This means you must trust your capability and competence and a step, one step more than that. There is a risk, of course. If there is no risk, there is no adventure, isn't it? So will young people get killed? Yes, unfortunately sometimes it does. Before I became 35 years of age at least 12-13 of my friends died. Some in motorcycles, some in hand gliding and all the things we were doing together. Some of them died. Well, they didn't kill me but, could I live without having done all those things? No. Even if one of those situations had ended me, still I would do it. Not simply out of egoistic jingoism that you want to do something others cannot do, it's not about that. It's about stretching yourself beyond your limits somewhere. But today the world is far more organized, there's a whole lot of equipment. When we were doing it, crazy things, we had no equipment of any kind. We just did things just like that. But today there is safety equipment, there are systems, there are nets and there are so many things. I said, see, youth without any sense of adventure are not youth. You can always, you can already bury them as old men. They have to do something. But, this does not mean they have to do wild things on the street. We can create situations and spaces where they can do this with reasonable amount of safety there is no absolute safety.

October 20, 2020

2:57

Are Tattoos harmful?

Transcript: So Sadhguru, I love tattoos. I have a lot of tattoos. And I'm sure a lot of people in this room do. So, when I got my first tattoo, there was a lot of clash of opinions between me and my parents. We fought a lot. They were like, why did you get this? So my question to you is, is getting tattoos something which looks unprofessional? Or is it something which lacks gravitas? Or, why? Why is this clash...

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... of opinion? Well, the question is, at different times in your life, different things may mean a lot to you. At that moment, if you have yourself marked permanently. And today in United States, tattoo removal is a huge business. It's a bigger business than tattoo. Alright? Because, you know, when they were in college, they fell in love, they wrote your name all over the arm. And then it's over, then rubbing it off. You have to peel your skin. So, maybe it's better you wait before you tattoo yourself all over the place. To something that matters to you. If you want to write it on your forehead, it better be something that matters to you for the rest of your life. Because after one or two years if it falls off, then you'll have to peel your skin. Plus, also, see everything that you are, need not be written on your face. When you want to do work in the world, when you want to do things in the world, it's not necessary everything that you are is all up front. You must have, what to expose to whom, isn't it? So, if your tattoo is already saying what you are, your philosophy, and everything is written. So we know who you are the moment you enter. If you're wanting to live a very simplistic life, it's okay. If you're looking for a more complex involvement in life, it's better people are not able to mark you in any particular way. Shall I tell you my experience with tattoos? Yes. No I don't have any. I'm too dark for that tattoos, what to do? Is there a white colour tattoo? Yes, there is white color. Okay. I was, you know we've been working in the prisons, both in India and United States. This movement is called inner freedom for the imprisoned. It's a very touching movement. So when I was in Kentucky correction center. It's a high security prison. There, there was one guy who's a tattoo maker. He makes tattoos. So I was doing a ten-day program for these prisoners, so they got really pally with me. Then, they revealed. I said, where do you get these tattoos within the prison? Everything is searched, okay? Even from your body or feces, everything is searched so that nothing goes in. But somehow this guy tattoos everybody at a tremendous price, okay? And he showed me all his tricks, how he tattoos. He breaks off one little thing of the fork, and sharpens it and sharpens it. Makes it into a needle. Anything little plastic he gets, bit and pieces of plastic he gathers, melts it all, and different colors. You should see the prisoners there, tattoooed from head to toe. This decides which gang they belong to, you know. It's like, they, a particular type of tattoo means, you belong to this group. Wherever they go in their this thing, they have a lingo, that this is where you belong. And it also tells them what grade of criminal are you.

Transcript: So Sadhguru, I love tattoos. I have a lot of tattoos. And I'm sure a lot of people in this room do. So,...

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... when I got my first tattoo, there was a lot of clash of opinions between me and my parents. We fought a lot. They were like, why did you get this? So my question to you is, is getting tattoos something which looks unprofessional? Or is it something which lacks gravitas? Or, why? Why is this clash of opinion? Well, the question is, at different times in your life, different things may mean a lot to you. At that moment, if you have yourself marked permanently. And today in United States, tattoo removal is a huge business. It's a bigger business than tattoo. Alright? Because, you know, when they were in college, they fell in love, they wrote your name all over the arm. And then it's over, then rubbing it off. You have to peel your skin. So, maybe it's better you wait before you tattoo yourself all over the place. To something that matters to you. If you want to write it on your forehead, it better be something that matters to you for the rest of your life. Because after one or two years if it falls off, then you'll have to peel your skin. Plus, also, see everything that you are, need not be written on your face. When you want to do work in the world, when you want to do things in the world, it's not necessary everything that you are is all up front. You must have, what to expose to whom, isn't it? So, if your tattoo is already saying what you are, your philosophy, and everything is written. So we know who you are the moment you enter. If you're wanting to live a very simplistic life, it's okay. If you're looking for a more complex involvement in life, it's better people are not able to mark you in any particular way. Shall I tell you my experience with tattoos? Yes. No I don't have any. I'm too dark for that tattoos, what to do? Is there a white colour tattoo? Yes, there is white color. Okay. I was, you know we've been working in the prisons, both in India and United States. This movement is called inner freedom for the imprisoned. It's a very touching movement. So when I was in Kentucky correction center. It's a high security prison. There, there was one guy who's a tattoo maker. He makes tattoos. So I was doing a ten-day program for these prisoners, so they got really pally with me. Then, they revealed. I said, where do you get these tattoos within the prison? Everything is searched, okay? Even from your body or feces, everything is searched so that nothing goes in. But somehow this guy tattoos everybody at a tremendous price, okay? And he showed me all his tricks, how he tattoos. He breaks off one little thing of the fork, and sharpens it and sharpens it. Makes it into a needle. Anything little plastic he gets, bit and pieces of plastic he gathers, melts it all, and different colors. You should see the prisoners there, tattoooed from head to toe. This decides which gang they belong to, you know. It's like, they, a particular type of tattoo means, you belong to this group. Wherever they go in their this thing, they have a lingo, that this is where you belong. And it also tells them what grade of criminal are you.

October 17, 2020

3:52

Does sexual indulgence restrict the secretion of Amruta?

Transcript: Yes and no. In the sense, it is not the sexuality which limits it. But it is the excessive identity with the physicality, which limits it. So, it is not sexuality per say which becomes the barrier, but the attachment it creates to the physicality, which definitely becomes the barrier. This question is coming from certain amount of bits and pieces, the gossip that you have heard about how you could...

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... assimilate your own semen and raise it up to your higher possibility. Yes, it is true. At the same time, it is not because of abstinence that one does it. It is because of internalising your energies, that you do it. It is not simply that somebody is abstaining from sex and suddenly his energies are all organized and it's going up. It's not true. If your energies get organized and begin to move up, the need for sexuality may evaporate for you. But it doesn't leave you incapable. It doesn't leave you impotent. But the need is gone. It is just no more a compulsive thing. And, it is not just this one thing. All compulsiveness is lost. Essentially, most of the sexuality that's happening on the planet is happening because of a certain compulsiveness, isn't it? It's a compulsive drive. When you become conscious, when all compulsiveness disappears, this also disappears. It is just that because people are so body-oriented, they're always thinking, spirituality versus sexuality. They're not connected. They're not connected, one is of the body, another is of a different dimension. It is simply because people are so, because religions of the world, moral schools and the ethical schools have been always speaking against it. It has become such a big issue in people's minds, they think the only way to know something beyond is, you must be away from this. Because somewhere, you're not able to accept the simple biology of a human being. Which is a tragedy, that you cannot accept the simple biology. You either have to celebrate it, or you have to push it down the drain. Both are not needed. You can look at it for the limitation that it is, and for the possibility that it is. So, if because of the impurity of sex, your spirituality is going to get disturbed, I want you to know that your very birth is impure. When you come from such an impure birth, where is the possibility for you?

Transcript: Yes and no. In the sense, it is not the sexuality which limits it. But it is the excessive identity with...

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... the physicality, which limits it. So, it is not sexuality per say which becomes the barrier, but the attachment it creates to the physicality, which definitely becomes the barrier. This question is coming from certain amount of bits and pieces, the gossip that you have heard about how you could assimilate your own semen and raise it up to your higher possibility. Yes, it is true. At the same time, it is not because of abstinence that one does it. It is because of internalising your energies, that you do it. It is not simply that somebody is abstaining from sex and suddenly his energies are all organized and it's going up. It's not true. If your energies get organized and begin to move up, the need for sexuality may evaporate for you. But it doesn't leave you incapable. It doesn't leave you impotent. But the need is gone. It is just no more a compulsive thing. And, it is not just this one thing. All compulsiveness is lost. Essentially, most of the sexuality that's happening on the planet is happening because of a certain compulsiveness, isn't it? It's a compulsive drive. When you become conscious, when all compulsiveness disappears, this also disappears. It is just that because people are so body-oriented, they're always thinking, spirituality versus sexuality. They're not connected. They're not connected, one is of the body, another is of a different dimension. It is simply because people are so, because religions of the world, moral schools and the ethical schools have been always speaking against it. It has become such a big issue in people's minds, they think the only way to know something beyond is, you must be away from this. Because somewhere, you're not able to accept the simple biology of a human being. Which is a tragedy, that you cannot accept the simple biology. You either have to celebrate it, or you have to push it down the drain. Both are not needed. You can look at it for the limitation that it is, and for the possibility that it is. So, if because of the impurity of sex, your spirituality is going to get disturbed, I want you to know that your very birth is impure. When you come from such an impure birth, where is the possibility for you?

October 16, 2020

3:37

Simple immunity boosting tips to fight Coronavirus

Transcript: One thing is, I must say this, you know, we are a sacred ash people. We're always ash-made, one way or the other. There are different types of ashes, if you know how to use it. I can't go about giving you instructions of this, over the, on the web. But, if you learn to use it properly, it helps. Neem is available almost right across the country except in the mountainous places. Daily consumption of...

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... neem leaves. Turmeric is anyway available. Now, they are making what is called as nano turmeric, where the absorption rate is way higher than the normal turmeric. Which also greatly enhances your immune system. If you, if you soak gooseberry, or the amla, or the nalikai, in honey overnight along with some broken pepper, black pepper, or green pepper. Green pepper, I'm saying for those of you who are in other countries, green pepper does not mean chilli. We mean to say raw pepper. The pepper corn when it's raw, which you might not have seen in most parts of the world. Here it's common for us, it's available. So, soak it in honey and everyday, about three spoons three times a day. It works best, all these things work best when you're on an empty stomach. That's the first thing that you take. If you do these things, you can see a significant increase in your immune system. I would say, in 4-8 weeks one can see significant betterment of one's immune system. There are yogic practices which are hard to teach. But right now, just doing a chant and doing Isha Kriya, this will also enhance your immune system. Let this be very clear. That this is not treatment for corona virus. Nor is it a prevention. I did my chant so I go and do irresponsible things. It's not going to work like that. These are things you do over a period of time and strengthen your system, so that, the next virus that comes, you might be in a better place to handle it.

Transcript: One thing is, I must say this, you know, we are a sacred ash people. We're always ash-made, one way or...

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... the other. There are different types of ashes, if you know how to use it. I can't go about giving you instructions of this, over the, on the web. But, if you learn to use it properly, it helps. Neem is available almost right across the country except in the mountainous places. Daily consumption of neem leaves. Turmeric is anyway available. Now, they are making what is called as nano turmeric, where the absorption rate is way higher than the normal turmeric. Which also greatly enhances your immune system. If you, if you soak gooseberry, or the amla, or the nalikai, in honey overnight along with some broken pepper, black pepper, or green pepper. Green pepper, I'm saying for those of you who are in other countries, green pepper does not mean chilli. We mean to say raw pepper. The pepper corn when it's raw, which you might not have seen in most parts of the world. Here it's common for us, it's available. So, soak it in honey and everyday, about three spoons three times a day. It works best, all these things work best when you're on an empty stomach. That's the first thing that you take. If you do these things, you can see a significant increase in your immune system. I would say, in 4-8 weeks one can see significant betterment of one's immune system. There are yogic practices which are hard to teach. But right now, just doing a chant and doing Isha Kriya, this will also enhance your immune system. Let this be very clear. That this is not treatment for corona virus. Nor is it a prevention. I did my chant so I go and do irresponsible things. It's not going to work like that. These are things you do over a period of time and strengthen your system, so that, the next virus that comes, you might be in a better place to handle it.

October 9, 2020

2:54

What if I get Coronavirus?

Transcript: This question is from Chaitanya. Sadhguru, the cases in India are increasing and with the lockdown opening, it might pick up the pace. I would like to know, if I get Corona, how do I deal with it emotionally? Oh! The virus does not understand your emotions. So, don't deal with it emotionally. First thing, don't get it. But it may happen. Once you're out on the street, it may happen. So please don't...

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... deal with it emotionally. No, no, no. That's not what I'm saying. How should I handle my emotion? This is what I was saying all this time. Your emotion, whatever is the sweetest point you hit in your life, the high point, you must keep it there. Don't bring it down. So, if virus gets you, you must deal with it sensibly. The most sensible thing is, if you get it, nobody else should get it from you. This commitment you must take. For yourself, for the sake of the nation, and for the sake of humanity. You must take this, in case you get it, it should not hop to one more person. It must stop here. Either we come out of it alive, or we die, or we come out whichever way. But, it should not go to one more person, this responsibility we must take. So there is no emotional stuff to it. You deal with it, it'll be little hard to breathe. People say, it's quite terrible because it feels like you're drowning. But then, now it is showing other symptoms also, various other kinds. So, we don't know what kind of sweet emotions virus has for you, or not. We do not know. We do not know if he has any emotions, he's just doing his business. Simply. He's just going about his business of survival. So you go about your business of survival. That's it. Just like the virus, alright? The virus is trying to survive upon you. You survive upon this planet, don't go away. No emotion needed for this. Just what is needed to hand yourself over to a doctor, whatever they have to do, they will do. You take instructions and just do that.

Transcript: This question is from Chaitanya. Sadhguru, the cases in India are increasing and with the lockdown opening,...

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... it might pick up the pace. I would like to know, if I get Corona, how do I deal with it emotionally? Oh! The virus does not understand your emotions. So, don't deal with it emotionally. First thing, don't get it. But it may happen. Once you're out on the street, it may happen. So please don't deal with it emotionally. No, no, no. That's not what I'm saying. How should I handle my emotion? This is what I was saying all this time. Your emotion, whatever is the sweetest point you hit in your life, the high point, you must keep it there. Don't bring it down. So, if virus gets you, you must deal with it sensibly. The most sensible thing is, if you get it, nobody else should get it from you. This commitment you must take. For yourself, for the sake of the nation, and for the sake of humanity. You must take this, in case you get it, it should not hop to one more person. It must stop here. Either we come out of it alive, or we die, or we come out whichever way. But, it should not go to one more person, this responsibility we must take. So there is no emotional stuff to it. You deal with it, it'll be little hard to breathe. People say, it's quite terrible because it feels like you're drowning. But then, now it is showing other symptoms also, various other kinds. So, we don't know what kind of sweet emotions virus has for you, or not. We do not know. We do not know if he has any emotions, he's just doing his business. Simply. He's just going about his business of survival. So you go about your business of survival. That's it. Just like the virus, alright? The virus is trying to survive upon you. You survive upon this planet, don't go away. No emotion needed for this. Just what is needed to hand yourself over to a doctor, whatever they have to do, they will do. You take instructions and just do that.

October 8, 2020

3:11

How to develop a child’s brain in the womb?

Transcript: The intelligence of the body is such, if you already do not know this, if a woman delivers a male child, the quality of the milk that she produces is in a certain way. If she delivers a female child, the quality of the milk is totally different. If she delivers twins, one male and one female, one breast will ooze certain type of milk, another breast will ooze another kind of milk. This is the level...

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... of intelligence invested in this body. We have to treat it with that much care. This is not some crude machinery. This is the finest piece of technology on the planet, isn't it? Yes or no? This is the finest thing. In the entire evolutionary scale, these millions of years of work that nature did to produce this. But, in our desperation for economic well-being, I think we are not paying the kind of attention that this needs. The kind of care that this needs so that this can function at the highest level. And, can also produce human beings for the future, who are of a certain kind. So how to develop the brain when they're in the womb. It's very important that the atmosphere in which the child is growing up is kept in a certain way. With least amount of disturbance, right kind of reverberations, right kind of sounds, right kind of food, everything. Today, they're barely nourished, the pregnant women in most part of the country. They're barely nourished, where is the question of right kind of vibrations, right kind of atmospheres? One thing we can do for this is, every home, if possible, every working place, we can have a consecrated space. Today, slowly they're coming up with instruments which can measure the reverberations of certain objects. We can create consecrated spaces, or we can create consecrated objects which, at least at that time, she can carry upon her body. So that, kind of, to some extent, it's not the best solution, to some extent it neutralizes the outside impact to whatever extent possible. Or if she lives in a home, the place where she sleeps and other things are taken care of. Some amount of respite can be there for that new life which is blossoming within the womb.

Transcript: The intelligence of the body is such, if you already do not know this, if a woman delivers a male child,...

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... the quality of the milk that she produces is in a certain way. If she delivers a female child, the quality of the milk is totally different. If she delivers twins, one male and one female, one breast will ooze certain type of milk, another breast will ooze another kind of milk. This is the level of intelligence invested in this body. We have to treat it with that much care. This is not some crude machinery. This is the finest piece of technology on the planet, isn't it? Yes or no? This is the finest thing. In the entire evolutionary scale, these millions of years of work that nature did to produce this. But, in our desperation for economic well-being, I think we are not paying the kind of attention that this needs. The kind of care that this needs so that this can function at the highest level. And, can also produce human beings for the future, who are of a certain kind. So how to develop the brain when they're in the womb. It's very important that the atmosphere in which the child is growing up is kept in a certain way. With least amount of disturbance, right kind of reverberations, right kind of sounds, right kind of food, everything. Today, they're barely nourished, the pregnant women in most part of the country. They're barely nourished, where is the question of right kind of vibrations, right kind of atmospheres? One thing we can do for this is, every home, if possible, every working place, we can have a consecrated space. Today, slowly they're coming up with instruments which can measure the reverberations of certain objects. We can create consecrated spaces, or we can create consecrated objects which, at least at that time, she can carry upon her body. So that, kind of, to some extent, it's not the best solution, to some extent it neutralizes the outside impact to whatever extent possible. Or if she lives in a home, the place where she sleeps and other things are taken care of. Some amount of respite can be there for that new life which is blossoming within the womb.

October 6, 2020

2:55

The secret behind Bruce Lee’s lightening speed

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

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

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

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

September 30, 2020

3:30

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

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

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

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

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

September 23, 2020

3:07

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

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

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

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

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

September 21, 2020

4:05

The best way to consume honey

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

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

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

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

September 19, 2020

3:30

Depression: Cause, Effect & Solution

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

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September 30, 2020

8 min read

The right food to eat to keep you awake and alert

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

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September 27, 2020

14 min read

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