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How to know what the necessary thing to do is? | Sadhguru at IIT Chennai | #11

Synopsis: You said intelligent people do what they like and genius people do just what is necessary. But it’s not always clear just what is necessary. So how does one know? Or is enlightenment a prerequisite for it?

Synopsis: You said intelligent people do what they like and genius people do just...

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... what is necessary. But it’s not always clear just what is necessary. So how does one know? Or is enlightenment a prerequisite for it?

April 21, 2021

16:19

Sadhguru, do you believe in god? | Sadhguru at IIT Chennai | #10

Synopsis: What is your belief in god?

Synopsis: What is your belief in god?


April 21, 2021

0:36

How to build up courage? | Sadhguru at IIT Chennai | #9

Synopsis: When that gentleman asked you a question, how to build up the courage, I expected a straightforward answer from you but you gave something different. That is, courage, if you work in tune with nature, you will automatically get courage. That type of answer, spiritual answer I expected. But you gave something different, can you explain please?

Synopsis: When that gentleman asked you a question, how to build up the courage,...

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... I expected a straightforward answer from you but you gave something different. That is, courage, if you work in tune with nature, you will automatically get courage. That type of answer, spiritual answer I expected. But you gave something different, can you explain please?

April 21, 2021

2:10

Sadhguru, how can I know that you don’t belong to the Ram Rahim category? | Sadhguru at IIT Chennai | #8

Synopsis: I have two clarifications from you, Sadhguru. First thing is, India, from time in memorial has been producing a lot of philosophers, social reformers like you. Then how can I evaluate you, that you don’t belong to the Ram Rahim category?

Synopsis: I have two clarifications from you, Sadhguru. First thing is, India,...

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... from time in memorial has been producing a lot of philosophers, social reformers like you. Then how can I evaluate you, that you don’t belong to the Ram Rahim category?

April 21, 2021

11:55

Rapid fire | Sadhguru at IIT Chennai | #7

Synopsis:

  1. What is the best gift?
  2. Biggest sorrow?
  3. Waste of time?
  4. Never miss?
  5. What is the toughest thing to do?
  6. But Sadhguru, you never had a moment of remorse or sadness?

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  1. What is the best gift?
  2. Biggest sorrow?
  3. Waste of time?
  4. Never...
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    ... miss?
  5. What is the toughest thing to do?
  6. But Sadhguru, you never had a moment of remorse or sadness?

April 21, 2021

7:52

How to become courageous? | Sadhguru at IIT Chennai | #5

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...As a child, I always heard that three important aspects of life are: education, courage, and wealth. In Tamil we say, kalvi, selvum, veeram. As students of IIT Madras, the education part is taken care of. We also believe that the wealth part will be taken care of once we graduate from IIT Madras. Courage becomes a question mark. Could you give us some insights on courage?  

Synopsis: As a child, I always heard that three important aspects of life are:...

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... education, courage, and wealth. In Tamil we say, kalvi, selvum, veeram. As students of IIT Madras, the education part is taken care of. We also believe that the wealth part will be taken care of once we graduate from IIT Madras. Courage becomes a question mark. Could you give us some insights on courage?  

April 21, 2021

7:41

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

How to change people’s thinking? | Sadhguru at IIT Chennai | #3

Synopsis: Sadhguru, right in those lines. You were talking about asking people to change the places in which they live. So how can we make them think about society? Many of the people are selfish, they think about themselves. How can we make them see that it is harming another person? How can we make them see that we have to do good for society?  

Synopsis: Sadhguru, right in those lines. You were talking about asking people...

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... to change the places in which they live. So how can we make them think about society? Many of the people are selfish, they think about themselves. How can we make them see that it is harming another person? How can we make them see that we have to do good for society?  

April 21, 2021

5:20

How to avoid natural disasters like floods? | Sadhguru at IIT Chennai | #2

Synopsis: Almost 280 people lost their lives. Almost 3 million people were cut off from basic amenities. The heavy rainfall caused around 3 crore worth of damage. I’m not sure if Chennai or Tamil Nadu is prepared to face another situation in the near future. What needs to be done Sadhguru?  

Synopsis: Almost 280 people lost their lives. Almost 3 million people were cut...

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... off from basic amenities. The heavy rainfall caused around 3 crore worth of damage. I’m not sure if Chennai or Tamil Nadu is prepared to face another situation in the near future. What needs to be done Sadhguru?  

April 21, 2021

4:58

Role of business leaders in social welfare | Sadhguru at IIT Chennai | #1

Synopsis: So can you please share your insights on how business leaders should act on social welfare?  

Synopsis: So can you please share your insights on how business leaders should...

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... act on social welfare?  

April 21, 2021

6:32

How do I achieve my goals? | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #16

Synopsis: I just want to ask, that there are goals that I want to achieve, and I also know that there are certain things I shouldn’t do that will hinder my progress. So I’m trying to find methods of accountability for myself where I can push myself and get that. As you said that we all are trying to win in some ways, but I’m not able to figure out methods of accountability...

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... within myself to reach that.  

Synopsis: I just want to ask, that there are goals that I want to achieve, and...

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... I also know that there are certain things I shouldn’t do that will hinder my progress. So I’m trying to find methods of accountability for myself where I can push myself and get that. As you said that we all are trying to win in some ways, but I’m not able to figure out methods of accountability within myself to reach that.  

April 20, 2021

5:25

Is it more important to be right or be persistent? | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #15

Synopsis: I have a question. What do you think is more important to the youth, being right and staying with their point, or staying with the point, knowing that they’re wrong? But admitting that they’re wrong, they would be doubting themselves.  

Synopsis: I have a question. What do you think is more important to the youth,...

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... being right and staying with their point, or staying with the point, knowing that they’re wrong? But admitting that they’re wrong, they would be doubting themselves.  

April 20, 2021

7:25

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

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

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

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

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

April 20, 2021

4:50

What makes us a human being? | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #13

Synopsis: I want to ask you one thing. What makes us a human being? You said we can get stoned whenever we want to. So what makes us a human being?  

Synopsis: I want to ask you one thing. What makes us a human being? You said we...

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... can get stoned whenever we want to. So what makes us a human being?  

April 20, 2021

7:31

Should one be goal-oriented or not? | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #12

Synopsis: I just wanted to ask. So if you’re not goal-oriented, I feel that you push your goal too. What do you have to say about this?  

Synopsis: I just wanted to ask. So if you’re not goal-oriented, I feel that you...

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... push your goal too. What do you have to say about this?  

April 20, 2021

2:21

What is the difference between the youth of your time and the youth of this generation? | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #10

Synopsis: Hello Sadhguru. I wanted to know, what is the one major difference you see between the youth of your time and the youth of this generation? What’s one major difference? And what’s one quality you would want of that youth to be imbibed in this generation?  

Synopsis: Hello Sadhguru. I wanted to know, what is the one major difference you...

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... see between the youth of your time and the youth of this generation? What’s one major difference? And what’s one quality you would want of that youth to be imbibed in this generation?  

April 20, 2021

4:04

Sadhguru, is it true that if anything goes wrong with your bike or car, you’ll not let anyone touch it? | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #9

Synopsis: But is it true that if anything goes wrong with your bike or car, you’ll not let anyone touch it? And you will make sure it’s okay by yourself?  

Synopsis: But is it true that if anything goes wrong with your bike or car, you’ll...

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... not let anyone touch it? And you will make sure it’s okay by yourself?  

April 20, 2021

0:12

Sadhguru, what do you do to unwind? | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #8

Synopsis: But Sadhguru, I really want to know, what do you do to unwind?  

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...But Sadhguru, I really want to know, what do you do to unwind?  

April 20, 2021

1:37

What’s the responsibility of YouTubers? | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #7

Synopsis: I wanted to ask you one thing. As young entertainers, as you know we all have youtube channels and there are millions of people following us. Do you think there’s some sort of responsibility on us? Like, how to go about it? Or we should just do what we like to do?  

Synopsis: I wanted to ask you one thing. As young entertainers, as you know we...

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... all have youtube channels and there are millions of people following us. Do you think there’s some sort of responsibility on us? Like, how to go about it? Or we should just do what we like to do?  

April 20, 2021

2:43

How to tell your parents what you want to do in life? | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #6

Synopsis: Also speaking of schooling, and parents, and careers. Right now, we’re in an age where there’s so many different offbeat careers coming up. As youtubers, we get this question all the time. You know, how did you talk to your parents about it? How do we convince our parents about this really new career that we have? I would ask you. If you had to convince your parents...

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... and tell them that this is what you want to do. Or how did that discussion go? Did that happen where you had to sit them down and tell them that this is what I’m going to do for the rest of my life?  

Synopsis: Also speaking of schooling, and parents, and careers. Right now, we’re...

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... in an age where there’s so many different offbeat careers coming up. As youtubers, we get this question all the time. You know, how did you talk to your parents about it? How do we convince our parents about this really new career that we have? I would ask you. If you had to convince your parents and tell them that this is what you want to do. Or how did that discussion go? Did that happen where you had to sit them down and tell them that this is what I’m going to do for the rest of my life?  

April 20, 2021

8:13

A story from Sadhguru’s childhood | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #5

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...Sadhguru, my second question for you would be on a more funner side. We know that when you were a child, you were a very quiet child. You didn’t speak much. But your teachers say that they looked at you and they knew you were always up to some mischief. We would like to know how further it was. We want to hear a story from then. We would love to know that.  

Synopsis: Sadhguru, my second question for you would be on a more funner side....

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... We know that when you were a child, you were a very quiet child. You didn’t speak much. But your teachers say that they looked at you and they knew you were always up to some mischief. We would like to know how further it was. We want to hear a story from then. We would love to know that.  

April 20, 2021

4:48

What’s the purpose of driving fast? | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #4

Synopsis: So if there’s no adrenaline when you’re driving fast, or riding fast, what’s the main purpose of going fast? As a human being, we do things like, swimming, jumping, climbing, because we love the drug which is being produced inside our head. What is the whole purpose of going fast?  

Synopsis: So if there’s no adrenaline when you’re driving fast, or riding fast,...

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... what’s the main purpose of going fast? As a human being, we do things like, swimming, jumping, climbing, because we love the drug which is being produced inside our head. What is the whole purpose of going fast?  

April 20, 2021

3:36

Death is inevitable | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #3

Synopsis: You’ve said that, you know, death is going to come. Is that the thought you have when you are speeding in a car? When you are being the rider that you are, standing on the bike and you’re going through smokeland, hilly, dangerous regions.  

Synopsis: You’ve said that, you know, death is going to come. Is that the thought...

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... you have when you are speeding in a car? When you are being the rider that you are, standing on the bike and you’re going through smokeland, hilly, dangerous regions.  

April 20, 2021

3:08

Does one get less creative as they age? | Sadhguru in Conversation with YouTubers | #2

Synopsis: Does one get less creative as they age? And if yes, why?  

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...Does one get less creative as they age? And if yes, why?  

April 20, 2021

4:23

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

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

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

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

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

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

April 19, 2021

5:07

What’s the difference between belief and faith? | Sadhguru at Yale School of Medicine | #10

Synopsis: My question is touching back to the point which you brought up about the belief. Can you tell a little bit more about what’s the difference between belief and faith?  

Synopsis: My question is touching back to the point which you brought up about...

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... the belief. Can you tell a little bit more about what’s the difference between belief and faith?  

April 19, 2021

8:19

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

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

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

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

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

April 19, 2021

20:16

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

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

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

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

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

April 19, 2021

6:03

Science and religion | Sadhguru at Yale School of Medicine | #7

Synopsis: So one of the traditions here, in a medical school, in a Western medical school, is the tradition of evidence. Show me. And this tradition, which is only 200-300 years old. The randomized control trial, the cohort study, all of that. And it’s good. That’s how we’ve gotten cures for pneumonia, and drugs to help alleviate pain. It’s all been done through this pursuit...

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... of the evidence. And also I’m a pastor. And I fully embrace the life of a spirit and the truth that we find in our faith traditions. And I love that in tradition. But I do recognize a tension between the truth that we discover in the lab and the truth that we discover in our spirit. And I love that tension. I think that’s a great way to live. In a way that’s sort of loving and a joyful pursuit that is both, the truth that I see around me and the love that grows in my heart. But I do recognize the tension. What is your perception of that?  

Synopsis: So one of the traditions here, in a medical school, in a Western medical...

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... school, is the tradition of evidence. Show me. And this tradition, which is only 200-300 years old. The randomized control trial, the cohort study, all of that. And it’s good. That’s how we’ve gotten cures for pneumonia, and drugs to help alleviate pain. It’s all been done through this pursuit of the evidence. And also I’m a pastor. And I fully embrace the life of a spirit and the truth that we find in our faith traditions. And I love that in tradition. But I do recognize a tension between the truth that we discover in the lab and the truth that we discover in our spirit. And I love that tension. I think that’s a great way to live. In a way that’s sort of loving and a joyful pursuit that is both, the truth that I see around me and the love that grows in my heart. But I do recognize the tension. What is your perception of that?  

April 19, 2021

10:22

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

Is there a final thought or mantra that you can leave our audience with? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Yalda Hakim | #13

Synopsis: I wonder if there was some final thought or mantra that you can leave our audience with, before they go home.  

Synopsis: I wonder if there was some final thought or mantra that you can leave...

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... our audience with, before they go home.  

April 18, 2021

8:49

Organized religion | Sadhguru in Conversation with Yalda Hakim | #10

Synopsis: So what do you think of organized religion?  

Synopsis: So what do you think of organized religion?  


April 18, 2021

2:35

Are you worried about the global leadership? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Yalda Hakim | #8

Synopsis: Are you worried about global leadership though? I mean, you say, we’re living in the best time in terms of survival and technology. But, if we look at the global phenomenons at the moment. Even if we look at what’s happening in this country, with Brexit, and identity politics and people feel like they need to belong to a certain type of thinking or group, on either...

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... side of the spectrum. Is that not dividing us more and more?  

Synopsis: Are you worried about global leadership though? I mean, you say, we’re...

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... living in the best time in terms of survival and technology. But, if we look at the global phenomenons at the moment. Even if we look at what’s happening in this country, with Brexit, and identity politics and people feel like they need to belong to a certain type of thinking or group, on either side of the spectrum. Is that not dividing us more and more?  

April 18, 2021

5:13

Are we living in the best time in history? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Yalda Hakim | #7

Synopsis: Are you saying that we are living in the best time in history?  

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...Are you saying that we are living in the best time in history?  

April 18, 2021

5:07

Artificial intelligence | Sadhguru in Conversation with Yalda Hakim | #6

Synopsis: You mentioned artificial intelligence. Are you worried about the future?  

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...You mentioned artificial intelligence. Are you worried about the future?  

April 18, 2021

2:08

Is it possible to leave behind memory? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Yalda Hakim | #5

Synopsis: Is it possible to shed or leave behind memory?  

Synopsis: Is it possible to shed or leave behind memory?  


April 18, 2021

1:41

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

Is technology good or bad? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Yalda Hakim | #3

Synopsis: Do you think that technology is a good thing or a bad thing?  

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...Do you think that technology is a good thing or a bad thing?  

April 18, 2021

5:41

What if death is imposed on you? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Yalda Hakim | #2

Synopsis: You just said, the worst thing that can happen is if you live forever. But what if that death is, then imposed on you? So, I go back to what happened on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. And the attacks on various churches across Columbo, where 310 people were killed. I mean, what goes through your mind when you see this. Some would say, a level of evil inflicted on man by...

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... man.  

Synopsis: You just said, the worst thing that can happen is if you live forever....

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... But what if that death is, then imposed on you? So, I go back to what happened on Easter Sunday in Sri Lanka. And the attacks on various churches across Columbo, where 310 people were killed. I mean, what goes through your mind when you see this. Some would say, a level of evil inflicted on man by man.  

April 18, 2021

8:11

How to unlearn? | Sadhguru in Conversation with India’s BSF Officers | #12

Synopsis: Guruji, how to unlearn? I mean, we have several reactions at our inner level, which are required to be unlearned. Like, when I go home from my office, or from the border, my family members come to know if my day was bad or good. At inner level, how to unlearn reactions?  

Synopsis: Guruji, how to unlearn? I mean, we have several reactions at our inner...

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... level, which are required to be unlearned. Like, when I go home from my office, or from the border, my family members come to know if my day was bad or good. At inner level, how to unlearn reactions?  

April 17, 2021

4:23

Are we living in a world of dishonesty? | Sadhguru in Conversation with India’s BSF Officers | #10

Synopsis: Pranam. Post-truth era. Are we living in a world of dishonesty? These days there are many confusing statements.   

Synopsis: Pranam. Post-truth era. Are we living in a world of dishonesty? These...

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... days there are many confusing statements.   

April 17, 2021

3:30

Can we choose and change the course of our destiny? | Sadhguru in Conversation with India’s BSF Officers | #9

Synopsis: Guruji, I followed your interviews on youtube and they are an immense source of guidance and strength. My question to you today is, can we choose and change the course of our destiny? Or are we captives in a pre chartered path? If yes, how?  

Synopsis: Guruji, I followed your interviews on youtube and they are an immense...

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... source of guidance and strength. My question to you today is, can we choose and change the course of our destiny? Or are we captives in a pre chartered path? If yes, how?  

April 17, 2021

7:09

Why do we have war? | Sadhguru in Conversation with India’s BSF Officers | #8

Synopsis: We are all love deep inside. Then why do we have war guruji?  

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...We are all love deep inside. Then why do we have war guruji?  

April 17, 2021

2:49

Is education the cause for a varied perception of tolerance and intolerance? | Sadhguru in Conversation with India’s BSF Officers | #7

Synopsis: Pranam Sadhguru. I’m Srinavas. Everybody is aware about the debate on tolerance and intolerance. The concept of intolerance is growing mostly among the public or the well-educated, that too from well known institutes. I never find the concept of tolerance and intolerance among the lot like BSF, who are suffering more toughness in life, more controversies, and more...

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... difficulties. Is education the cause for this varied perception of tolerance and intolerance? Or is this education wrong?  

Synopsis: Pranam Sadhguru. I’m Srinavas. Everybody is aware about the debate...

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... on tolerance and intolerance. The concept of intolerance is growing mostly among the public or the well-educated, that too from well known institutes. I never find the concept of tolerance and intolerance among the lot like BSF, who are suffering more toughness in life, more controversies, and more difficulties. Is education the cause for this varied perception of tolerance and intolerance? Or is this education wrong?  

April 17, 2021

12:05

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

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

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

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

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

April 17, 2021

3:11

Sadhguru, did you want to join the army? | Sadhguru in Conversation with India’s BSF Officers | #5

Synopsis: It is believed that you wanted to join the army? So what happened? From becoming a fauji you became a yogi?  

Synopsis: It is believed that you wanted to join the army? So what happened? From...

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... becoming a fauji you became a yogi?  

April 17, 2021

2:59

How do we change the mindset of people in our society so that they accept women? | Sadhguru in Conversation with India’s BSF Officers | #4

Synopsis: Sadhguru, as we all know, in our society, women are stepping up. They are becoming equal to men by working as well. However, our society is not accepting women. Nobody is accepting that women are doing the same amount of work as men. How do we change the mindset of men, parents, and everyone else in the society?  

Synopsis: Sadhguru, as we all know, in our society, women are stepping up. They...

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... are becoming equal to men by working as well. However, our society is not accepting women. Nobody is accepting that women are doing the same amount of work as men. How do we change the mindset of men, parents, and everyone else in the society?  

April 17, 2021

9:24

How to speak to each other rather than at each other? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Julie Gichuru | #13

Synopsis: I’ve done interviews for so many years in the media. And there’s always this need to have a confrontation. You know, to one up. You know, I'm going to one up the person I’m sitting with. Rather than the need to listen to what the next person is saying before you even respond. What advice can you give us, as to how we start to better relate and speak to each other,...

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... rather than at each other?  

Synopsis: I’ve done interviews for so many years in the media. And there’s...

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... always this need to have a confrontation. You know, to one up. You know, I'm going to one up the person I’m sitting with. Rather than the need to listen to what the next person is saying before you even respond. What advice can you give us, as to how we start to better relate and speak to each other, rather than at each other?  

April 17, 2021

9:54

How to protect my children? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Julie Gichuru | #12

Synopsis: You said something that is very interesting. You said that it’s our responsibility to make the generation after us a bit better. And for me, as a young mother, it’s quite a concern. And I would like to ask you, Sadhguru, if you have three tips to give me, as a mum, on how to protect my children from disconnections of themselves, while living in society. What would...

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... it be?  

Synopsis: You said something that is very interesting. You said that it’s our...

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... responsibility to make the generation after us a bit better. And for me, as a young mother, it’s quite a concern. And I would like to ask you, Sadhguru, if you have three tips to give me, as a mum, on how to protect my children from disconnections of themselves, while living in society. What would it be?  

April 17, 2021

11:30

How to balance work and family? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Julie Gichuru | #11

Synopsis: In the beginning of the discussion, you stated that we are so busy in doing things that don’t matter. Actually, it should not matter. And we forget to enjoy life. Now when I look at myself. It has been almost 15 years, or a little more in this profession. And we, as professionals, probably say for example, I’m into the FMCG sector, and I'm creating a brand. To create...

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... how my product should look, I actually enjoy it. I enjoy the creativity in the product, in its distribution system, innovation that we bring into the business. And sometimes it takes more than 10 hours, or 12 hours, in a day. Now for somebody, including some members of my family, probably that’s something that should not matter. Or probably I’m in a mad rush. But no, I'm enjoying it. Now my dilemma is, where to draw a line?  

Synopsis: In the beginning of the discussion, you stated that we are so busy in...

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... doing things that don’t matter. Actually, it should not matter. And we forget to enjoy life. Now when I look at myself. It has been almost 15 years, or a little more in this profession. And we, as professionals, probably say for example, I’m into the FMCG sector, and I'm creating a brand. To create how my product should look, I actually enjoy it. I enjoy the creativity in the product, in its distribution system, innovation that we bring into the business. And sometimes it takes more than 10 hours, or 12 hours, in a day. Now for somebody, including some members of my family, probably that’s something that should not matter. Or probably I’m in a mad rush. But no, I'm enjoying it. Now my dilemma is, where to draw a line?  

April 17, 2021

7:26

What is feminine and masculine? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Julie Gichuru | #10

Synopsis: With lots of respect, I’d like to ask. I loved your talk about the future of the feminine. At the very beginning you changed it, it wasn’t anything to do with the women. It was to do with the feminine. And you acknowledged the hardships women take in showing their masculine side. I would love to hear a little bit more about what you meant by the future of the feminine....

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... Because when men behave slightly feminine, we discriminate against them. We call them gayish. There’s lots of things, I think, that we need to learn from you about. What is masculine and what is feminine? Nothing to do with gender.  

Synopsis: With lots of respect, I’d like to ask. I loved your talk about the...

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... future of the feminine. At the very beginning you changed it, it wasn’t anything to do with the women. It was to do with the feminine. And you acknowledged the hardships women take in showing their masculine side. I would love to hear a little bit more about what you meant by the future of the feminine. Because when men behave slightly feminine, we discriminate against them. We call them gayish. There’s lots of things, I think, that we need to learn from you about. What is masculine and what is feminine? Nothing to do with gender.  

April 17, 2021

24:33

Why did god make things which are not visible to humans? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Julie Gichuru | #9

Synopsis: ...

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...You know so much about the universe. I’ve seen a lot of your videos on youtube. And you’ve talked about geometry and I saw that video. The largest telescope on earth is not able to get a picture of the nearby galaxy. It’s so far. So I wanted to ask you why did god make things which are not even visible to human beings? Or we’re not able to travel there.   

Synopsis: You know so much about the universe. I’ve seen a lot of your videos...

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... on youtube. And you’ve talked about geometry and I saw that video. The largest telescope on earth is not able to get a picture of the nearby galaxy. It’s so far. So I wanted to ask you why did god make things which are not even visible to human beings? Or we’re not able to travel there.   

April 17, 2021

8:12

What advice would you give to young people courting? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Julie Gichuru | #7

Synopsis: So, I’m bringing us back, for a moment, to family Sadhguru. And one of the things that is happening in Kenya, with much of our young society, is that we have a lot of single families. How many single parent families? How many people are aware of this happening in society today? Lot of women are left with the burden of bringing up children and struggling through. And...

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... it’s really very sad. I remember, I’m looking back at when I first got married. And you know, you get very few lessons on marriage. You kind of get in and you have to figure it out right? And in many ways it took some time to understand exactly what you’ve told us. When you know unconditional love comes from your partner, everything is solved. And so you put that first, and you build up and you build up. Lot of young families seem to be going in without the tools to get through those really difficult and tough times. Sometimes they don’t even get to the point of marriage and family. What advice would you give young people courting? Or young people in a situation where they feel alone and abandoned. And they’re wondering what’s gone wrong. How do I get it right the next time, maybe?   

Synopsis: So, I’m bringing us back, for a moment, to family Sadhguru. And one...

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... of the things that is happening in Kenya, with much of our young society, is that we have a lot of single families. How many single parent families? How many people are aware of this happening in society today? Lot of women are left with the burden of bringing up children and struggling through. And it’s really very sad. I remember, I’m looking back at when I first got married. And you know, you get very few lessons on marriage. You kind of get in and you have to figure it out right? And in many ways it took some time to understand exactly what you’ve told us. When you know unconditional love comes from your partner, everything is solved. And so you put that first, and you build up and you build up. Lot of young families seem to be going in without the tools to get through those really difficult and tough times. Sometimes they don’t even get to the point of marriage and family. What advice would you give young people courting? Or young people in a situation where they feel alone and abandoned. And they’re wondering what’s gone wrong. How do I get it right the next time, maybe?   

April 17, 2021

7:23

Taking away others’ rights to get yours | Sadhguru in Conversation with Julie Gichuru | #6

Synopsis: I want to take it a little bit deeper. And you know what’s interesting, Sadhguru, is that in Kenya a lot of people do vote. Right? We have very high, interestingly enough, we have high voter turnouts. 75%. Which is possibly in the world is one of the highest. So the problem we still have, and I want your comment on this, please Sadhguru, is the fact that for us, the...

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... vote almost has become so important that the next person’s rights become irrelevant. And what I want, how I want it. Hakeya chu, isn’t it? But not hakeya ko. Hakeya chu is my right, but we don’t say your rights too. We almost feel like we can trample on your rights to get ours. What do we in our society about this? How do we re-balance?  

Synopsis: I want to take it a little bit deeper. And you know what’s interesting,...

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... Sadhguru, is that in Kenya a lot of people do vote. Right? We have very high, interestingly enough, we have high voter turnouts. 75%. Which is possibly in the world is one of the highest. So the problem we still have, and I want your comment on this, please Sadhguru, is the fact that for us, the vote almost has become so important that the next person’s rights become irrelevant. And what I want, how I want it. Hakeya chu, isn’t it? But not hakeya ko. Hakeya chu is my right, but we don’t say your rights too. We almost feel like we can trample on your rights to get ours. What do we in our society about this? How do we re-balance?  

April 17, 2021

8:22

What’s wrong with our politicians? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Julie Gichuru | #5

Synopsis: So I must talk about political leadership for a moment, if you will allow me. Can we? For a moment? Sadhguru, what’s wrong with our politicians? In so many of our countries, and I think in many ways India is similar to Kenya. Very vibrant countries, you know, alive. And brimming with opportunity. We know what we must do, and we just never seem to be doing what we know...

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... that we must do. Why? What’s wrong?  

Synopsis: So I must talk about political leadership for a moment, if you will allow...

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... me. Can we? For a moment? Sadhguru, what’s wrong with our politicians? In so many of our countries, and I think in many ways India is similar to Kenya. Very vibrant countries, you know, alive. And brimming with opportunity. We know what we must do, and we just never seem to be doing what we know that we must do. Why? What’s wrong?  

April 17, 2021

8:10

What are the key things we need to teach this young generation? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Julie Gichuru | #4

Synopsis: And looking at the society we’re living in, and the children that we’re bringing up. It’s so dynamic. If they’re looking for positive information out there, they will find what they’re looking for. If they’re looking for negative information, they’ll find it. It’s easily accessible in this highly digital world we’re living in. What are the key things...

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... that you would say we need to teach this young generation and keep them firmly grounded?  

Synopsis: And looking at the society we’re living in, and the children that we’re...

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... bringing up. It’s so dynamic. If they’re looking for positive information out there, they will find what they’re looking for. If they’re looking for negative information, they’ll find it. It’s easily accessible in this highly digital world we’re living in. What are the key things that you would say we need to teach this young generation and keep them firmly grounded?  

April 17, 2021

8:29

The role of parenting in a child’s approach to life | Sadhguru in Conversation with Julie Gichuru | #3

Synopsis: My daughter is very close to her father. Do we have that in many families? Where the young lady can get anything from daddy, right? And my sons are very close to mommy. What happens in society that when they grow up, you would think that a man will always treasure and woman. And I think when families get it right, it doesn’t go wrong later. Where do we get it wrong?...

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... Because, clearly, in parenting, there’s something going wrong.  

Synopsis: My daughter is very close to her father. Do we have that in many families?...

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... Where the young lady can get anything from daddy, right? And my sons are very close to mommy. What happens in society that when they grow up, you would think that a man will always treasure and woman. And I think when families get it right, it doesn’t go wrong later. Where do we get it wrong? Because, clearly, in parenting, there’s something going wrong.  

April 17, 2021

4:07

How do we bring up young men who respect women? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Julie Gichuru | #2

Synopsis: Back to the family. Ladies and gentlemen, if you look at much of our societies, in Africa, in Asia, and all over the world. There is a struggle, and it brings us back to feminine and masculine, as in a gender. And we do see the prevalence of gender violence. Something that we are dealing with a lot. For instance, even fighting ills such as female genital mutilation and...

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... trying to re-educate people. It’s a huge issue. Within homes, how do we bring up young men who respect and love women? And how do we bring up young women who are confident and demand love and respect? How do we do that and bring a balance?  

Synopsis: Back to the family. Ladies and gentlemen, if you look at much of our...

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... societies, in Africa, in Asia, and all over the world. There is a struggle, and it brings us back to feminine and masculine, as in a gender. And we do see the prevalence of gender violence. Something that we are dealing with a lot. For instance, even fighting ills such as female genital mutilation and trying to re-educate people. It’s a huge issue. Within homes, how do we bring up young men who respect and love women? And how do we bring up young women who are confident and demand love and respect? How do we do that and bring a balance?  

April 17, 2021

5:33

What is the problem with our society? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Julie Gichuru | #1

Synopsis: So, let me start with a deep one. You know I always like to look at my background and my cultures. And in so many ways I think I embody two different cultures. My father’s from, his family is from Kashmir, my mother’s family is Kenyan, African. I grew up in a family where, for all the girls in the house who went through this you will understand, you say something...

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... at the table and nobody notices you said it and five minutes later one of your brothers says it, and everybody says, “Oh what an intelligent thing!” How many ladies went through that growing up? I see a few hands. And you’re wondering, you know, am I not here? Am I not present? What’s going on? What is the problem with our society and our culture? And why do we hold women down so much?  

Synopsis: So, let me start with a deep one. You know I always like to look at my...

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... background and my cultures. And in so many ways I think I embody two different cultures. My father’s from, his family is from Kashmir, my mother’s family is Kenyan, African. I grew up in a family where, for all the girls in the house who went through this you will understand, you say something at the table and nobody notices you said it and five minutes later one of your brothers says it, and everybody says, “Oh what an intelligent thing!” How many ladies went through that growing up? I see a few hands. And you’re wondering, you know, am I not here? Am I not present? What’s going on? What is the problem with our society and our culture? And why do we hold women down so much?  

April 17, 2021

5:59

Have our lives been overtaken by gadgets? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Barkha Dutt | #13

Synopsis: You said you love machines. Okay, you like them. Have our lives been overtaken by gadgets?  

Synopsis: You said you love machines. Okay, you like them. Have our lives been...

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... overtaken by gadgets?  

April 16, 2021

3:24

What will happen if everybody works according to their good and bad? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Barkha Dutt | #12

Synopsis: Namaskaram Sadhguru. I just want to ask you that everybody’s perception of good and bad is different. And, what do you think, if we start manifesting our own good and bad, what will be the state of the society?  

Synopsis: Namaskaram Sadhguru. I just want to ask you that everybody’s perception...

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... of good and bad is different. And, what do you think, if we start manifesting our own good and bad, what will be the state of the society?  

April 16, 2021

3:21

Is it more important to see externally or internally? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Barkha Dutt | #11

Synopsis: What I get from Isha’s philosophy, if I may say there is, is that you need to see internally. You need to fix it internally before fixing your external situation. But is it also not right, is it also not very important to do the right thing externally?  

Synopsis: What I get from Isha’s philosophy, if I may say there is, is that you...

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... need to see internally. You need to fix it internally before fixing your external situation. But is it also not right, is it also not very important to do the right thing externally?  

April 16, 2021

2:20

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

Synopsis: ...

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

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

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

April 16, 2021

2:57

How do we keep faith separate from politics? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Barkha Dutt | #9

Synopsis: How do we keep faith separate from politics? You have, in the past, for example, I remember when Anna Hazare was launching his anti-corruption movement, you did come and applaud it but you said that the Lokpal was not some magic wand. I remember you saying that. Do you believe that we are seeing the dangerous cocktail of faith and politics getting more and more mixed...

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... up?  

Synopsis: How do we keep faith separate from politics? You have, in the past, for...

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... example, I remember when Anna Hazare was launching his anti-corruption movement, you did come and applaud it but you said that the Lokpal was not some magic wand. I remember you saying that. Do you believe that we are seeing the dangerous cocktail of faith and politics getting more and more mixed up?  

April 16, 2021

10:14

How do we reconcile faith with individual liberty? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Barkha Dutt | #8

Synopsis: We live in times where faith, for certain, has become a very inflammable, easily politicized conversation. If faith should have been personal, today it’s not. Today you actually have decisions taken in the name of somebody’s faith. So you mentioned food right now. I remember that you said somewhere, that there’s nothing religious about the act of food, just eat...

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... what you like. Okay, I correct myself. Eat what’s good for you. But today we have a highly politicized conversation around banning beef in the name of faith. How do you reconcile the faith of a large number of people with questions of individual liberty? I know, I’ve read that you like books written by Salman Rushdie, we were the first country to ban him, again in the name of faith. How do we reconcile faith with individual liberty?  

Synopsis: We live in times where faith, for certain, has become a very inflammable,...

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... easily politicized conversation. If faith should have been personal, today it’s not. Today you actually have decisions taken in the name of somebody’s faith. So you mentioned food right now. I remember that you said somewhere, that there’s nothing religious about the act of food, just eat what you like. Okay, I correct myself. Eat what’s good for you. But today we have a highly politicized conversation around banning beef in the name of faith. How do you reconcile the faith of a large number of people with questions of individual liberty? I know, I’ve read that you like books written by Salman Rushdie, we were the first country to ban him, again in the name of faith. How do we reconcile faith with individual liberty?  

April 16, 2021

12:22

Sadhguru, what is your fascination with motorcycles? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Barkha Dutt | #7

Synopsis: What is it with Sadhguru and motorcycles?  

Synopsis: What is it with Sadhguru and motorcycles?  


April 16, 2021

10:32

Sadhguru, are you a capitalist? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Barkha Dutt | #6

Synopsis: You often spoke about how economic leaders are going to be the future of the world, you’ve been interacting with CEOs. It’s rare to find a spiritual guru who’s also quite openly capitalistic. Are you a capitalist?  

Synopsis: You often spoke about how economic leaders are going to be the future...

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... of the world, you’ve been interacting with CEOs. It’s rare to find a spiritual guru who’s also quite openly capitalistic. Are you a capitalist?  

April 16, 2021

4:35

How did you discover yoga? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Barkha Dutt | #5

Synopsis: You were 13 when you first, quite accidentally, discovered yoga. Tell us how did you discover yoga?  

Synopsis: You were 13 when you first, quite accidentally, discovered yoga. Tell...

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... us how did you discover yoga?  

April 16, 2021

4:43

Is human being capable of being a godman? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Barkha Dutt | #4

Synopsis: Tell us a little bit about yourself. One of the things that she has said is that you give great space for descent, you like a good argument. That you’re not one of those dictatorial gurus. But you’re saying that many people who are positioning themselves as gurus are really only elevating themselves and fooling people. But, a very genuine concern, is whether godmen...

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... are often conmen. And how does this lady here know the difference between who’s a godman and who’s a conman. And is a human being capable of being a godman? Do you think of yourself as  godman? How do I make a difference between a godman and a conman if I don’t even believe that humans can be godly? I think humans can be great, and strong, and inspiring, but I don’t think they have magical powers.  

Synopsis: Tell us a little bit about yourself. One of the things that she has said...

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... is that you give great space for descent, you like a good argument. That you’re not one of those dictatorial gurus. But you’re saying that many people who are positioning themselves as gurus are really only elevating themselves and fooling people. But, a very genuine concern, is whether godmen are often conmen. And how does this lady here know the difference between who’s a godman and who’s a conman. And is a human being capable of being a godman? Do you think of yourself as  godman? How do I make a difference between a godman and a conman if I don’t even believe that humans can be godly? I think humans can be great, and strong, and inspiring, but I don’t think they have magical powers.  

April 16, 2021

10:40

Can the material co-exist with the spiritual? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Barkha Dutt | #2

Synopsis: This beginning of this conversation perhaps underlines that you are atypical. You are atypical of what we imagine Gurus to be. We expect people who don’t crack jokes, we expect people who don’t have a zest for life. Somehow, all of our spirituality has traditionally been centered around giving up. Around abstinence of some kind, abstaining from pleasures, from denying...

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... creature comforts. Why do you believe that the material can co-exist with the spiritual?  

Synopsis: This beginning of this conversation perhaps underlines that you are atypical....

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... You are atypical of what we imagine Gurus to be. We expect people who don’t crack jokes, we expect people who don’t have a zest for life. Somehow, all of our spirituality has traditionally been centered around giving up. Around abstinence of some kind, abstaining from pleasures, from denying creature comforts. Why do you believe that the material can co-exist with the spiritual?  

April 16, 2021

2:12

What is the importance of a guru to get to the ultimate goal? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Piyush Pandey | #7

Synopsis: The question here is, to get to the ultimate goal, the importance of a guru, in the real sense of the word. Is that absolutely critical or can you find it on your own?  

Synopsis: The question here is, to get to the ultimate goal, the importance of...

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... a guru, in the real sense of the word. Is that absolutely critical or can you find it on your own?  

April 15, 2021

4:50

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

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

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

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

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

April 15, 2021

10:42

How to inspire people? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Piyush Pandey | #5

Synopsis: If you would like, how do you inspire your people? Because they are the leaders of tomorrow. The more we have, the better off we’ll be. Any tips that you would like to share with people out here as to how a team is made from beyond being a great individual player.  

Synopsis: If you would like, how do you inspire your people? Because they are the...

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... leaders of tomorrow. The more we have, the better off we’ll be. Any tips that you would like to share with people out here as to how a team is made from beyond being a great individual player.  

April 15, 2021

10:20

What is the role of service? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Piyush Pandey | #4

Synopsis: As you said earlier, it is what the other person thinks of you not what you think of yourself. What is it that you would like to share with the people out here about the role of service? And equate it to the meaning of service in our lives.  

Synopsis: As you said earlier, it is what the other person thinks of you not what...

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... you think of yourself. What is it that you would like to share with the people out here about the role of service? And equate it to the meaning of service in our lives.  

April 15, 2021

9:41

How do you handle loyalties and beliefs? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Piyush Pandey | #3

Synopsis: A lot of these people work in huge outlets. How do you handle loyalties and beliefs?  

Synopsis: A lot of these people work in huge outlets. How do you handle loyalties...

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... and beliefs?  

April 15, 2021

2:26

Bias against skilled workers | Sadhguru in Conversation with Piyush Pandey | #2

Synopsis: In our society, there is a bias towards skill, against skill. We try and believe that being a babu in a railway station is probably a better job than being a retail employee. And Nagesh said that, some of the people think that the moment a girl’s father gets to know that the prospective boy works in a shop, he says, “Humko toh ladki hee nahi milti hai.” There is...

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... a bias against skill. I think that’s a huge need of the country at this point of time. And I heard that the principal secretary of skills of Maharashtra is here. People are here. I think there are two things that come to my mind - one, is the way society looks at skills in a bit derogatory fashion, and two is, the self-respect of a skilled worker. I personally believe that if you are confident about yourself, the world will change itself. I would like you to comment on this because it’s very relevant to some very hardworking people here. That they get the respect in society and they learn to self-respect themselves in the years ahead of us.  

Synopsis: In our society, there is a bias towards skill, against skill. We try...

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... and believe that being a babu in a railway station is probably a better job than being a retail employee. And Nagesh said that, some of the people think that the moment a girl’s father gets to know that the prospective boy works in a shop, he says, “Humko toh ladki hee nahi milti hai.” There is a bias against skill. I think that’s a huge need of the country at this point of time. And I heard that the principal secretary of skills of Maharashtra is here. People are here. I think there are two things that come to my mind - one, is the way society looks at skills in a bit derogatory fashion, and two is, the self-respect of a skilled worker. I personally believe that if you are confident about yourself, the world will change itself. I would like you to comment on this because it’s very relevant to some very hardworking people here. That they get the respect in society and they learn to self-respect themselves in the years ahead of us.  

April 15, 2021

11:42

How to manage time? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Piyush Pandey | #1

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...You probably are the biggest multitasker that I have met in my life. You are into sharing wonderful things with people, millions of people. And you find the time to play golf. And you ride a motorcycle like a champion. You own a helicopter. You do a lot of stuff in ecosystems with your greenhands. I don’t know what all you do. How do you manage your time?   

Synopsis: You probably are the biggest multitasker that I have met in my life....

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... You are into sharing wonderful things with people, millions of people. And you find the time to play golf. And you ride a motorcycle like a champion. You own a helicopter. You do a lot of stuff in ecosystems with your greenhands. I don’t know what all you do. How do you manage your time?   

April 15, 2021

7:27

What is a saying or an affirmation that we could all use in our everyday lives? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Deepak Chopra | #7

Synopsis: If there are, there is a saying or an affirmation, that we could all use in our everyday lives, as we all progress in our quest, whatever that quest is. What would that be? What would you advise to each one of us?  

Synopsis: If there are, there is a saying or an affirmation, that we could all...

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... use in our everyday lives, as we all progress in our quest, whatever that quest is. What would that be? What would you advise to each one of us?  

April 14, 2021

2:53

What advice would you give Angela Merkel? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Deepak Chopra | #6

Synopsis: What advice would you give Angela Merkel today? Compassion or sovereignty?  

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...What advice would you give Angela Merkel today? Compassion or sovereignty?  

April 14, 2021

3:43

What is success? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Deepak Chopra | #5

Synopsis: What’s your definition of success?  

Synopsis: What’s your definition of success?  


April 14, 2021

0:43

If you had 10 billion dollars to spend on scientific exploration or giving experiences to people, where would you spend it? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Deepak Chopra | #4

Synopsis: So, let’s wrap up this segment of the discussion. If you had 10 billion dollars to spend on scientific exploration or giving experiences to people to get their own path of realization, where would you spend it? Both of you?  

Synopsis: So, let’s wrap up this segment of the discussion. If you had 10 billion...

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... dollars to spend on scientific exploration or giving experiences to people to get their own path of realization, where would you spend it? Both of you?  

April 14, 2021

2:13

What are the barriers in the path of devotion? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Deepak Chopra | #3

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...Dr. Chopra, you have spoken about the different forms of yoga. The RajaYoga, the PapaYoga, the path of devotion. And we know that’s been spoken about in the Gita. So what’s so difficult? What is the barrier? That people haven’t seen it yet. It seems obvious on one level, and it’s very difficult to grasp on the other? Could you just talk to us about it?  

Synopsis: Dr. Chopra, you have spoken about the different forms of yoga. The RajaYoga,...

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... the PapaYoga, the path of devotion. And we know that’s been spoken about in the Gita. So what’s so difficult? What is the barrier? That people haven’t seen it yet. It seems obvious on one level, and it’s very difficult to grasp on the other? Could you just talk to us about it?  

April 14, 2021

21:21

What is a leap of faith? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Deepak Chopra | #2

Synopsis: So what is the leap of faith, that you go from this perspective of thinking and thoughts, to we don’t belong to anyone, we are not identified with any instrument, with any sort of localness.   

Synopsis: So what is the leap of faith, that you go from this perspective of thinking...

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... and thoughts, to we don’t belong to anyone, we are not identified with any instrument, with any sort of localness.   

April 14, 2021

4:52

Looking at life from a different prism | Sadhguru in Conversation with Deepak Chopra | #1

Synopsis: They say, look you have to look at the world through a different prism. You have to change your whole prism through which you view your own life, is a broad theme. The second broad theme is that if you were able to do that, you will have unmeasurable benefits for the body. Dr. Chopra is an expert in talking about the body, and Sadhguru, as well for the mind because how...

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... you experience life is who you are. And then that creates a ripple effect because it makes you good people and then you can create a good planet. So that’s theme number two. And then theme number three is, to do that, you have to do a whole lot of things. This is not just something that happens easily. You have to go through a lot of rigorous discipline and you need science and technology to get there essentially. And that science and technology comes from yoga, different forms of yoga, different forms of inner engineering and self-inquiry, self-knowledge, self-discipline. So there’s many, many things. So these are the broad themes. Has your own thinking changed? You both have been talking about variations of this topic for a very long time. Could you just tell us, has that changed a lot?  

Synopsis: They say, look you have to look at the world through a different prism....

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... You have to change your whole prism through which you view your own life, is a broad theme. The second broad theme is that if you were able to do that, you will have unmeasurable benefits for the body. Dr. Chopra is an expert in talking about the body, and Sadhguru, as well for the mind because how you experience life is who you are. And then that creates a ripple effect because it makes you good people and then you can create a good planet. So that’s theme number two. And then theme number three is, to do that, you have to do a whole lot of things. This is not just something that happens easily. You have to go through a lot of rigorous discipline and you need science and technology to get there essentially. And that science and technology comes from yoga, different forms of yoga, different forms of inner engineering and self-inquiry, self-knowledge, self-discipline. So there’s many, many things. So these are the broad themes. Has your own thinking changed? You both have been talking about variations of this topic for a very long time. Could you just tell us, has that changed a lot?  

April 14, 2021

11:38

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

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

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

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

April 14, 2021

6:45

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

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

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

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

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

April 14, 2021

9:49

Can a negative energy harm a positive energy? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Rakul Preet Singh | #4

Synopsis: In today’s competitive world. Or where people really think that you need to, you know, there’s cut throat competition. And you’re working towards it. And then there’s negativity. And say if someone is, for example, I’ll take an example of myself. I believe in completely just working towards your goal and being positive about it and not looking around on what’s...

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... happening, or what people are doing. So, there’s a certain positive energy that you are surrounded with. Does negative energy really affect a positive energy? Like, you know people talk about evil eye, or drishti, that in our Indian culture is so much. I personally don’t believe it, but you know, you hear from people that if you’ve done a good job, there’s drishti. You know, you should come and do this pooja and there are rituals that are followed. So, can a negative energy harm a positive energy?  

Synopsis: In today’s competitive world. Or where people really think that you...

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... need to, you know, there’s cut throat competition. And you’re working towards it. And then there’s negativity. And say if someone is, for example, I’ll take an example of myself. I believe in completely just working towards your goal and being positive about it and not looking around on what’s happening, or what people are doing. So, there’s a certain positive energy that you are surrounded with. Does negative energy really affect a positive energy? Like, you know people talk about evil eye, or drishti, that in our Indian culture is so much. I personally don’t believe it, but you know, you hear from people that if you’ve done a good job, there’s drishti. You know, you should come and do this pooja and there are rituals that are followed. So, can a negative energy harm a positive energy?  

April 14, 2021

11:19

How do you design your destiny? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Rakul Preet Singh | #3

Synopsis: Coming to intention, you know, you say that your thought is something that when you give it out to the universe. Like the law of attraction. So it just makes me curious about these things. When you say the law of attraction, where you ask, believe, and receive. Anything that is sent out to the universe in a positive direction or in a constant direction, happens. Because...

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... they say you design your destiny, you design your life. Like you just happened to say that your conscious efforts can have control over your life. Now, coming to intentions. Now what if someone is sending out positive signals, they want their life to be a certain way. Great. How does the law of attraction work? Does it really work? So what works? How do you design your destiny? Why do they say that you can design your own destiny?  

Synopsis: Coming to intention, you know, you say that your thought is something...

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... that when you give it out to the universe. Like the law of attraction. So it just makes me curious about these things. When you say the law of attraction, where you ask, believe, and receive. Anything that is sent out to the universe in a positive direction or in a constant direction, happens. Because they say you design your destiny, you design your life. Like you just happened to say that your conscious efforts can have control over your life. Now, coming to intentions. Now what if someone is sending out positive signals, they want their life to be a certain way. Great. How does the law of attraction work? Does it really work? So what works? How do you design your destiny? Why do they say that you can design your own destiny?  

April 14, 2021

12:10

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

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

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

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

April 14, 2021

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