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How to get out of depression?

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

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

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

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

August 26, 2020

3:36

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

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

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

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

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

August 25, 2020

1:36

Who is responsible for the anger and resentment within you

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

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

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

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

August 4, 2020

3:23

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

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

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

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

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

June 27, 2020

1:46

Stress causes damage way beyond just physical health


June 26, 2020

3:20

Stressed? – Watch this now

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

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

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

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

June 23, 2020

1:58

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

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

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

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

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

June 17, 2020

3:46

How to overcome suicidal thoughts?

Synopsis: During a Youth & Truth event, a student asks sadhguru - "In helplessness, many youngsters start thinking of ending their life. On this topic many questions were asked. One of them is - many of my close friends are suicidal. What could I do, to help them to get rid of this thought. And, they don't want to do yoga." Sadhguru first explains that yoga is not about impossible postures. He says - yoga...

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... means 'union'. Every cell is in constant transaction with the outside world.

Synopsis: During a Youth & Truth event, a student asks sadhguru - "In helplessness, many youngsters start thinking...

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... of ending their life. On this topic many questions were asked. One of them is - many of my close friends are suicidal. What could I do, to help them to get rid of this thought. And, they don't want to do yoga." Sadhguru first explains that yoga is not about impossible postures. He says - yoga means 'union'. Every cell is in constant transaction with the outside world.

May 22, 2019

6:31

Depression: Cause, Effect & Solution

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

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September 30, 2020

8 min read

Relieve Stress and Anxiety Just By Sitting This Way

Most of the ailments in the body, other than infections, come from within. So, it is your own responsibility to fix it. When it comes to mental health, it is a little more sensitive. But that is your responsibility too. The doctor can not fix your sadness. Do not confuse between sadness and psychological illness. If you are medically ill, through chemicals, they can fix it to some extent. Stress and Anxiety in the system indicate that something is out of balance. You can bring balance to the system through some simple ways. The simplest thing is to sit in a particular way.

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May 25, 2019

5 min read

What Causes Depression?

The first thing to understand is that depression is not a natural process. Sadhguru says - "Depression means that you are not able to keep the exuberance of life within you". The essential cause is that a large part of your energy gets consumed compulsively and not consciously. In many ways, depression means, that though you have everything, you have nothing. Sadhguru says - "As we work on the outside, we must also fix the inside". And, that is what a spiritual process is.

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February 22, 2018

4 min read

Is ADHD / ADD Really a Disorder?

Every human being has a different physical and mental capabilities. What should be the level of attention at different age can not be standard for everyone. Not everyone will have the same level of attention. Sadhguru says - "What one human being can do physically or mentally, another human being may not be able to do. You do not need to get a title for that, like attention deficit disorder, ADD, or whatever else".

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November 10, 2017

4 min read

Why Are Mental Illnesses Growing?

Mental illness is becoming like an epidemic in the world now. In many ways, mental illness is even more painful than physical ailments, even for the family members of those suffering. Sadhguru says - "Mental illnesses are growing like never before because we are pulling out all the supports that people have but we are not replacing those supports with anything".

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October 10, 2017

6 min read

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