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

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

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

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

April 21, 2021

7:56

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

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

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

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

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

April 20, 2021

10:12

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

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

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

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

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

April 20, 2021

4:06

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

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

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

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

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

April 19, 2021

14:40

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

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

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

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

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

April 19, 2021

10:12

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

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

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

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

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

April 19, 2021

11:38

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

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

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

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

April 18, 2021

8:48

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

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

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

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

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

April 17, 2021

10:09

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

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

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

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

April 17, 2021

2:19

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

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

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

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

April 17, 2021

10:24

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

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

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

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

April 17, 2021

8:19

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

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

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

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

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

April 12, 2021

17:37

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

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

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

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

April 12, 2021

3:34

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

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

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

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

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

April 12, 2021

9:04

Powerful 10 minute practice before sleeping

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

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

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

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

January 8, 2021

1:32

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

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

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

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

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

January 7, 2021

6:19

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

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

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

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... Ecstasy, ecstatic?  

January 6, 2021

5:32

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

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

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

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... you?  

January 6, 2021

5:22

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

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

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

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

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

January 2, 2021

8:46

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

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

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

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... that are very negative?  

January 2, 2021

10:07

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

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

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

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

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

January 2, 2021

7:01

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

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

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

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

January 1, 2021

5:00

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

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

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

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

January 1, 2021

5:12

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

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

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

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

January 1, 2021

6:55

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

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

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

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

January 1, 2021

10:08

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

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

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

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

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

January 1, 2021

13:36

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

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

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

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

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

December 31, 2020

11:47

Mental health tip: Keep your colon clean

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

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

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

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

November 5, 2020

1:43

Mental health tip: Eat the right food

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

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

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

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

November 4, 2020

1:55

Mental health tip: Connect with nature

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

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

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

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

November 3, 2020

1:29

Mental Health Tip: Use your body

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

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

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

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

November 2, 2020

1:26

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

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

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

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

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

August 26, 2020

8:45

How do I live in the moment? | Sadhguru at University of Toronto | #3

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

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

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

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

August 26, 2020

17:40

How do we learn to see the bigger picture when we fail at something? | Sadhguru at University of Toronto | #6

Synopsis: When we’re all in this journey of life, we tend to set a lot of short-term goals. And when we don’t achieve them, we don’t know how to deal with failure. And that is something we deal with a lot at UofT in specific. But, in that moment when we can look back and say, ya this is fine. But in that moment, how do we hold our ground and how do we learn to see the bigger...

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... picture? 

Synopsis: When we’re all in this journey of life, we tend to set a lot of short-term...

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... goals. And when we don’t achieve them, we don’t know how to deal with failure. And that is something we deal with a lot at UofT in specific. But, in that moment when we can look back and say, ya this is fine. But in that moment, how do we hold our ground and how do we learn to see the bigger picture? 

August 26, 2020

11:37

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

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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

Yoga Benefits for Mental Health

Mental health issues like depression and anxiety seem to be rampant in many parts of the world now, including India. The pandemic seems to have contributed to this even further. Sadhguru tells us the reasons why mental illnesses are on the rise; one reason is because we have pulled down the support systems. Family was one such support system. Sadhguru says - "Family was one bunch of people who were like a net for the circus that you did. Whichever way you fell, there was someone to hold you for some moments." Sadhguru also explains how yoga can be a tremendous tool to bring balance and help in such situations.

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August 17, 2020

9 min read

How to overcome Fear?

Sadhguru explains the fundamental cause of fear. He says - "Fear is simply because you are not living with life, you are living in your mind." He tells us that we are only suffering our memory, and our imagination. So, how does one overcome fear? Sadhguru says, "The only thing you can do about this is, come down to reality. If you just respond to what is there right now and not imagine something that does not exist, there is no room for fear."

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July 26, 2020

4 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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