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

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

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

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

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

June 4, 2021

3:47

Why does Sadhguru wear a turban?

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

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

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

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

May 30, 2021

3:16

The benefits and dangers of shaving your head

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

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

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

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

May 29, 2021

3:24

The scientific reason to be a vegetarian

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

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

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

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

May 23, 2021

3:38

Anything wrong with having multiple partners?

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

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

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

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

May 12, 2021

3:55

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

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

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

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

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

April 29, 2021

9:26

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

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

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

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

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

April 28, 2021

3:35

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

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

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

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

April 25, 2021

1:28

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

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

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

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

April 25, 2021

3:51

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

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

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

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

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

April 25, 2021

4:05

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

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

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

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

April 25, 2021

7:12

Health tip – Walk barefoot on these days of the month

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

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

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

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

April 23, 2021

3:51

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

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 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

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

Synopsis: ...

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

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

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

April 16, 2021

2:57

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

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

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

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

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

April 15, 2021

10:42

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

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

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

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

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

April 14, 2021

4:05

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

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

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

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

April 14, 2021

6:45

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

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

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

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

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

April 14, 2021

9:49

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

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

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

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

April 14, 2021

5:41

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

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

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

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

April 14, 2021

7:39

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

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

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

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

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

April 14, 2021

6:03

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

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

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

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

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

April 14, 2021

11:02

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

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

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

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

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

April 13, 2021

3:33

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

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

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

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

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

April 12, 2021

18:13

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

Synopsis: How do we counter-balance the power of social structures put on by popular culture? It feels like it sometimes holds youth in ignorance and has them carry out a sweet perception of self-worth. And can also lead people to destructive behaviours, drugs, and alcohol, because it’s ‘cool’. This is the most common thing amongst us young people. Marijuana, alcohol, bad...

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

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

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

April 12, 2021

7:52

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

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

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

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

April 12, 2021

9:58

Are your clothes killing you?

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

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

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

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

April 5, 2021

3:31

The significance of geometric perfection – the impact of building design

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

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

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

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

March 25, 2021

3:22

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

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

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

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

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

March 21, 2021

3:30

What are good food habits

Transcript: So, about food and stuff. Food must be suitable for the body that we eat for. It is for the body. This is a building material for this body, the food that we eat. What is the appropriate food? Unfortunately is all messed up right now. Traditionally we ate very sensibly in this country. But this thousand years of invasions have brought other kinds of food cultures. And today the national diet is pizza...

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

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

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

March 5, 2021

2:58

You must do this at least twice a day

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

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

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

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

March 2, 2021

3:35

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

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

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

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

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

February 26, 2021

3:15

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

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

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

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

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

February 25, 2021

3:23

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

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

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

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

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

February 24, 2021

2:36

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

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

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

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

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

February 23, 2021

1:36

How to find and energize negative energy spaces in your house

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

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

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

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

February 14, 2021

2:56

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

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

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

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

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

February 11, 2021

2:35

ls it ok to masturbate?

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

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

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

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

February 2, 2021

3:12

This can cause disturbed sleep – the right directions to sleep

Transcript: Suppose you had a little bit of anemia, if you went to your, doctor what does he prescribe for you? It seems to be like it's an important ingredient of your blood. Yes? So if iron is floating around in your blood and if I put a very powerful magnet to the top of your head, it is possible that slowly blood may start moving in that direction, isn't it? Let's say if it's a very, very powerful magnet....

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... It may start slowly pulling it up because there is elements of iron in the blood. Your body is designed like this that your heart, which is the pumping station of the circulatory system, is three-fourths of the way up, not halfway down, because it is difficult to pump against gravity, easier to pump towards gravity. So it's placed here. Generally all the pipes that are flowing down are larger ones. What is going up are much finer ones. As it goes up here, they are almost hair like. So minute that the circulatory system in your brain is such, that if one extra drop enters there, hemorrhages will happen. People have strokes. So now you were like this. Now you went like this. Already there is a little bit of imbalance in the system because heart was pumping, calculating the gravitational resistance. Now suddenly there is no gravitational resistance, you became like this and now you put your head towards the north. Slowly it gets pulled towards your brain. So one thing that could happen to you is, you could have disturbed sleep. If you put your head to the north and sleep, you could have disturbed sleep. All kinds of dreams happening. If you are in your old age, it is possible that you can have a stroke or you could just die in your sleep. It's very much possible. Not that if you sleep one day, you will fall dead. Every day, every day, every day if your bed is arranged that way that every day you're sleeping put your head to the north, you are asking for trouble. Some kind of trouble. We do not know what kind of trouble you will get, that depends on the strength of your system. If it is weak, very weak you may fall dead, or you may get a stroke, or you may just get disturbed sleep, you may just have nightmares, or during the day you act funny. So many things will happen because excess circulation is happening in the brain when it should not be happening, simply because you put your head to the north. So in case you go to South America, then you should not put your head to the south. Oh if you went to Australia, you should not put your head to the south. You can put it to the north out there. In the northern hemisphere, you do not put your head to the north. East is best. North-east is okay. West is all right. South, if you must. North, no.

Transcript: Suppose you had a little bit of anemia, if you went to your, doctor what does he prescribe for you? It...

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... seems to be like it's an important ingredient of your blood. Yes? So if iron is floating around in your blood and if I put a very powerful magnet to the top of your head, it is possible that slowly blood may start moving in that direction, isn't it? Let's say if it's a very, very powerful magnet. It may start slowly pulling it up because there is elements of iron in the blood. Your body is designed like this that your heart, which is the pumping station of the circulatory system, is three-fourths of the way up, not halfway down, because it is difficult to pump against gravity, easier to pump towards gravity. So it's placed here. Generally all the pipes that are flowing down are larger ones. What is going up are much finer ones. As it goes up here, they are almost hair like. So minute that the circulatory system in your brain is such, that if one extra drop enters there, hemorrhages will happen. People have strokes. So now you were like this. Now you went like this. Already there is a little bit of imbalance in the system because heart was pumping, calculating the gravitational resistance. Now suddenly there is no gravitational resistance, you became like this and now you put your head towards the north. Slowly it gets pulled towards your brain. So one thing that could happen to you is, you could have disturbed sleep. If you put your head to the north and sleep, you could have disturbed sleep. All kinds of dreams happening. If you are in your old age, it is possible that you can have a stroke or you could just die in your sleep. It's very much possible. Not that if you sleep one day, you will fall dead. Every day, every day, every day if your bed is arranged that way that every day you're sleeping put your head to the north, you are asking for trouble. Some kind of trouble. We do not know what kind of trouble you will get, that depends on the strength of your system. If it is weak, very weak you may fall dead, or you may get a stroke, or you may just get disturbed sleep, you may just have nightmares, or during the day you act funny. So many things will happen because excess circulation is happening in the brain when it should not be happening, simply because you put your head to the north. So in case you go to South America, then you should not put your head to the south. Oh if you went to Australia, you should not put your head to the south. You can put it to the north out there. In the northern hemisphere, you do not put your head to the north. East is best. North-east is okay. West is all right. South, if you must. North, no.

January 29, 2021

3:59

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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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 only real solution to phone addiction

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

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

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

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

September 8, 2020

3:13

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

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

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

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

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

September 3, 2020

3:29

Why are more youngsters taking to intoxication?

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

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

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

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

September 2, 2020

4:00

Should Marijuana be legal?

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

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

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

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

August 20, 2020

3:00

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

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

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

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

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

August 13, 2020

3:01

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

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

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

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

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

July 29, 2020

4:02

Your lifestyle should enhance you and not entangle you

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

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

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

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

July 25, 2020

3:52

How to reduce your sleep quota

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

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

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

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

July 6, 2020

3:58

Is technology a boon or a curse for the youth?

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

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

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

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

July 5, 2020

2:17

Simple lifestyle changes can take care of 70% of ailments

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

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

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

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

June 20, 2020

4:55

Simple tips to sleep better

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

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

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

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

June 18, 2020

3:48

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

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

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

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

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

June 15, 2020

3:45

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

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

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

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

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

June 3, 2020

2:33

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

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

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

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

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

March 11, 2020

6:30

Waking up well will transform your day

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

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February 19, 2021

3 min read

Sleep your way to blissfulness

Having a good night's sleep is very important for one's psychological, physical and even spiritual well being. Unfortunately, for many, even this has become a struggle. In sleep, one can unconsciously incubate a lot of either negative or positive things in sleep. If you find yourself waking up feeling nasty and ugly for no apparent reason, you must take charge of your sleep. Following these simple techniques will have a profound impact on your well being.

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January 25, 2021

9 min read

What kind of food should i eat?

The food is for the body. If one is aware enough, the body will tell you what is the right kind of food for it. The choice of food is not about culture, morality or the ongoing fashion - its just that if you think about food as fuel for the body you will give the body what is most efficient for it.  Eating raw foods - fruits, vegetables, sprouts will make such a positive impact to your health and well being - Just try experimenting and you will know for yourself.

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October 30, 2020

8 min read

Sutra – a Power thread

A 'Sutra', literally means a thread. It is energised using certain Yogic processes to accomplish specific purpose. Different kinds of 'Sutras' are created according to the purpose.  For example, a 'Mangal Sutra' is about binding two people together as in marriage. Essentially, a 'Sutra' is a medium, an intelligent medium (generally a thread as its easy and handy to manage) made in a certain way that it functions for a certain time with a specific purpose.

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October 2, 2020

9 min read

The right food to eat to keep you awake and alert

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

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September 27, 2020

14 min read

10 Tips to Sleep Less

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

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August 28, 2020

11 min read

Health Benefits of Fasting

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

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July 23, 2020

4 min read

What Is The Right Intermittent Fasting Plan?

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

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March 19, 2020

5 min read

How Can We End Violence?

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

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December 24, 2019

3 min read

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