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Transcript: People come to me, like right now you're all saying IIT is the problem, so I'm inviting you to IYC Isha Yoga Center. A lot of people come to me and say, Sadhguru, these are people who passed out okay? Sadhguru, my mother-in-law she's another, you know, from somewhere else she is. I just don't know how to live with this person. And my husband, after all he is her son. My wife, impossible. My boss is...

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... not even human. Like this it goes on. Then I tell them, see don't worry. Your husband, wife, mother-in-law, boss nobody will come here, you're protected. Like IIT, IYC also well protected. Nobody will come here. You just come and stay, I'll give you a nice place to stay, food is good. You don't have to do anything, just be joyful that's all. None of these tormentors are there. Just be joyful. 24 hours you leave them in the one room, you must see in how many ways they twist themselves out. When you are alone if you are miserable, you are obviously in bad company isn't it? So all the young people should do this to yourself. At least for three days, one week. I will provide you the atmosphere, otherwise you can walk into the Himalayas. But there there is no food and supply, you know you will have to go searching. I will provide you food, everything. Just come, spend some time. Not with any purpose, simply. If you sit alone for three days, no television, no book, no texting. Simply by yourself, let's see what happens. You must know the nature of who you are. You should not go on dodging yourself and one day you will explode into something. You must know what is the level of madness you are suffering. When I say madness, if your mind is out of your control, is that called madness in definition? Hello? If your mind does not take instructions from you, it's out of control, is that called madness? Just try. Just today, after this event, just go sit quietly in your room. Just see what all your mind does. You decide, don't tell anybody. You decide what is the level of madness you're going through.

Transcript: People come to me, like right now you're all saying IIT is the problem, so I'm inviting you to IYC Isha...

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... Yoga Center. A lot of people come to me and say, Sadhguru, these are people who passed out okay? Sadhguru, my mother-in-law she's another, you know, from somewhere else she is. I just don't know how to live with this person. And my husband, after all he is her son. My wife, impossible. My boss is not even human. Like this it goes on. Then I tell them, see don't worry. Your husband, wife, mother-in-law, boss nobody will come here, you're protected. Like IIT, IYC also well protected. Nobody will come here. You just come and stay, I'll give you a nice place to stay, food is good. You don't have to do anything, just be joyful that's all. None of these tormentors are there. Just be joyful. 24 hours you leave them in the one room, you must see in how many ways they twist themselves out. When you are alone if you are miserable, you are obviously in bad company isn't it? So all the young people should do this to yourself. At least for three days, one week. I will provide you the atmosphere, otherwise you can walk into the Himalayas. But there there is no food and supply, you know you will have to go searching. I will provide you food, everything. Just come, spend some time. Not with any purpose, simply. If you sit alone for three days, no television, no book, no texting. Simply by yourself, let's see what happens. You must know the nature of who you are. You should not go on dodging yourself and one day you will explode into something. You must know what is the level of madness you are suffering. When I say madness, if your mind is out of your control, is that called madness in definition? Hello? If your mind does not take instructions from you, it's out of control, is that called madness? Just try. Just today, after this event, just go sit quietly in your room. Just see what all your mind does. You decide, don't tell anybody. You decide what is the level of madness you're going through.

June 11, 2021

3:07

Why you must engineer yourself

Transcript: We must understand this. Engineering means, essentially to make things happen the way we want it. That's engineering, isn't it? To engineer this building means what? We want it the way we want it. We could have sat under a tree, but we choose to build this building because we want to sit under something engineered the way we want it. As suitable for us. We have conditioned the place because we want...

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... the temperature in a certain way. All this we did, but is it not important that you engineer this the way you want it? Hello? Outside is air conditioned, inside is boiling, what's the point? I'm saying power is being wasted on you. In the last 100-150 years, with the advent of science and technology, we have more comforts and conveniences than any generation ever could imagine, isn't it? Yes or no? You have more comforts and conveniences than any generation could ever imagine, we are the most comfortable generation ever. Physically, materially. But can you say, are you the most peaceful generation? Joyful? Loving? No. Or can you even say you're the most intelligent generation? That'll be a wrong thing to say. Anybody who claims he's intelligent, amounts to foolishness, isn't it? Because the significance of intelligence is, it shows you how many loopholes are there in your intelligence. This means we have to engineer ourselves to fit in such a way. See a well-engineered machine means, least amount of friction, isn't it so? Yes? A well-engineered machine means what? Least amount of friction. Heavy friction means badly engineered, isn't it? Isn't that the understanding? So the fundamentals of yoga is this. The fundamentals of yoga is in the geometry of physical existence. If you understand the geometry of what this human mechanism is, the body is, the psychological structure is, the chemical processes are, the energy structures are, if you understand the geometry of this and become capable of observing the cosmic geometry. If these two things are well aligned, suddenly your life hits off like a magic. Your life is no more a miserable drag but it's magical simply because you have gotten the right geometry of things. Anything that is geometrically perfect will function absolutely smoothly and for a very long time. This is something that you must do to yourself when you're young. It doesn't matter what you want to do in your life. One thing must happen, your body and your brain should not come in your way. They must work for you. Yes or no? Hello?

Transcript: We must understand this. Engineering means, essentially to make things happen the way we want it. That's...

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... engineering, isn't it? To engineer this building means what? We want it the way we want it. We could have sat under a tree, but we choose to build this building because we want to sit under something engineered the way we want it. As suitable for us. We have conditioned the place because we want the temperature in a certain way. All this we did, but is it not important that you engineer this the way you want it? Hello? Outside is air conditioned, inside is boiling, what's the point? I'm saying power is being wasted on you. In the last 100-150 years, with the advent of science and technology, we have more comforts and conveniences than any generation ever could imagine, isn't it? Yes or no? You have more comforts and conveniences than any generation could ever imagine, we are the most comfortable generation ever. Physically, materially. But can you say, are you the most peaceful generation? Joyful? Loving? No. Or can you even say you're the most intelligent generation? That'll be a wrong thing to say. Anybody who claims he's intelligent, amounts to foolishness, isn't it? Because the significance of intelligence is, it shows you how many loopholes are there in your intelligence. This means we have to engineer ourselves to fit in such a way. See a well-engineered machine means, least amount of friction, isn't it so? Yes? A well-engineered machine means what? Least amount of friction. Heavy friction means badly engineered, isn't it? Isn't that the understanding? So the fundamentals of yoga is this. The fundamentals of yoga is in the geometry of physical existence. If you understand the geometry of what this human mechanism is, the body is, the psychological structure is, the chemical processes are, the energy structures are, if you understand the geometry of this and become capable of observing the cosmic geometry. If these two things are well aligned, suddenly your life hits off like a magic. Your life is no more a miserable drag but it's magical simply because you have gotten the right geometry of things. Anything that is geometrically perfect will function absolutely smoothly and for a very long time. This is something that you must do to yourself when you're young. It doesn't matter what you want to do in your life. One thing must happen, your body and your brain should not come in your way. They must work for you. Yes or no? Hello?

June 10, 2021

3:43

Do we really need to control our mind?

Transcript: This has happened because people have become capable of suffering something that happened 10 years ago. Yes? You can suffer something that happened 10 years ago and you can suffer what may happen day after tomorrow. Already. So you are not suffering life, you're just suffering your memory and imagination because it's gone berserk. Because you did not take charge of it. Or in other words, the greatest...

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... faculty of what makes us human has become the problem. The best thing we have here for ourselves, as human beings, is this cerebral capability. Otherwise, as a body, you are nothing much, you're really nothing much compared to a tiger, or an elephant, or so many other creatures. Yes or no? As a physical body you are nothing much compared to many creatures, isn't it so? But because we got this, we can remember our experience of life, from that we can create an imagination, from that we can create or manage to plan and manifest what we want in our lives. Now such a great faculty has become a problem for a lot of people. Because the only thing, the only and only thing, that they are suffering is life is not happening the way I think it should happen. Is there any other suffering? Is there any other suffering for a human being? It's not happening the way I think it should happen, that's all there is isn't it? Nobody has to tell you, be in the moment, because you cannot be anywhere else. Yes? You just cannot be anywhere else. Can you be? If you live, you live in this moment. If you die, you die in this moment isn't it so? So there is no danger that you may slip away from this moment. That I have to teach you, please be in this moment, don't go away. There is no way to go. There is no way to go. Try. No, no mentally I'm going. Mentally you're not going anywhere. Mentally you can create images of anything. Your mind is a drawing board on which you can write anything. You're in Pune, you can write Mumbai in your mind. Should I take away this capability from you? Should I take away? This is the most beautiful aspect of being human, isn't it? That we can be here but we can imagine that, that, and that, and even things that we have not seen. Yes or no?

Transcript: This has happened because people have become capable of suffering something that happened 10 years ago....

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... Yes? You can suffer something that happened 10 years ago and you can suffer what may happen day after tomorrow. Already. So you are not suffering life, you're just suffering your memory and imagination because it's gone berserk. Because you did not take charge of it. Or in other words, the greatest faculty of what makes us human has become the problem. The best thing we have here for ourselves, as human beings, is this cerebral capability. Otherwise, as a body, you are nothing much, you're really nothing much compared to a tiger, or an elephant, or so many other creatures. Yes or no? As a physical body you are nothing much compared to many creatures, isn't it so? But because we got this, we can remember our experience of life, from that we can create an imagination, from that we can create or manage to plan and manifest what we want in our lives. Now such a great faculty has become a problem for a lot of people. Because the only thing, the only and only thing, that they are suffering is life is not happening the way I think it should happen. Is there any other suffering? Is there any other suffering for a human being? It's not happening the way I think it should happen, that's all there is isn't it? Nobody has to tell you, be in the moment, because you cannot be anywhere else. Yes? You just cannot be anywhere else. Can you be? If you live, you live in this moment. If you die, you die in this moment isn't it so? So there is no danger that you may slip away from this moment. That I have to teach you, please be in this moment, don't go away. There is no way to go. There is no way to go. Try. No, no mentally I'm going. Mentally you're not going anywhere. Mentally you can create images of anything. Your mind is a drawing board on which you can write anything. You're in Pune, you can write Mumbai in your mind. Should I take away this capability from you? Should I take away? This is the most beautiful aspect of being human, isn't it? That we can be here but we can imagine that, that, and that, and even things that we have not seen. Yes or no?

June 7, 2021

3:24

Did you notice this today?

Transcript: Today morning sun came up on time. Hello? Now you're looking, okay so what? You're not understanding what I'm saying.You know this happened a little while ago. I was in the United States and we were to fly a helicopter. It was a nice day, weather-wise. So we decided to take off the doors of the helicopter and fly an open helicopter because the weather was good. Every aviator knows that for every...

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... thousand kilometers, I mean thousand meters that you rise, what is the temperature drop and what are the situations to expect. This is something that everybody knows. So based on that we took off. But after some time we hit a cold front. A cloud cover came and it became very, very cold. So cold that you couldn't really hold the controls properly. So we decided we'll come down. We were coming down, and just a casual discussion, okay tomorrow if sun doesn't come up, what will happen? So we're making a guess, maybe in six months this will happen, in three months that will happen, these kind of wild guesses. After I came down, I did a bit of research. And I found, if the sun disappears right now, in 18 hours time almost everything that you know as life will be gone. Except a few microbial life which is deep down in the earth, except that, almost everything that you know as life, human, animal, plant life will be totally gone. In 18 hours time. So I just now gave you a very great news but you just ignored and just stared at me. I said sun came up on time, you thought, okay what about it? I'm telling you again, sun came up on time. I want to hear appropriate noises. See. And planets are going around the sun perfectly well today. Planet is spinning on time. Everything in the universe is going perfectly well today. Entire cosmos, not a single accident. But one nasty little thought is crawling in your head and it's a bad day. Yes? Just one silly thought is going on in your head and it's a bad day. Everything is perfect in the cosmos. So what this means is your psychological reality has become larger than the existential reality. What's happening in your head has become bigger than the cosmos. This is a loss of perspective.

Transcript: Today morning sun came up on time. Hello? Now you're looking, okay so what? You're not understanding...

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... what I'm saying.You know this happened a little while ago. I was in the United States and we were to fly a helicopter. It was a nice day, weather-wise. So we decided to take off the doors of the helicopter and fly an open helicopter because the weather was good. Every aviator knows that for every thousand kilometers, I mean thousand meters that you rise, what is the temperature drop and what are the situations to expect. This is something that everybody knows. So based on that we took off. But after some time we hit a cold front. A cloud cover came and it became very, very cold. So cold that you couldn't really hold the controls properly. So we decided we'll come down. We were coming down, and just a casual discussion, okay tomorrow if sun doesn't come up, what will happen? So we're making a guess, maybe in six months this will happen, in three months that will happen, these kind of wild guesses. After I came down, I did a bit of research. And I found, if the sun disappears right now, in 18 hours time almost everything that you know as life will be gone. Except a few microbial life which is deep down in the earth, except that, almost everything that you know as life, human, animal, plant life will be totally gone. In 18 hours time. So I just now gave you a very great news but you just ignored and just stared at me. I said sun came up on time, you thought, okay what about it? I'm telling you again, sun came up on time. I want to hear appropriate noises. See. And planets are going around the sun perfectly well today. Planet is spinning on time. Everything in the universe is going perfectly well today. Entire cosmos, not a single accident. But one nasty little thought is crawling in your head and it's a bad day. Yes? Just one silly thought is going on in your head and it's a bad day. Everything is perfect in the cosmos. So what this means is your psychological reality has become larger than the existential reality. What's happening in your head has become bigger than the cosmos. This is a loss of perspective.

June 6, 2021

3:38

How to live in the moment?

Transcript: This is going on everywhere in the world. It's a big fad in the west, particularly United States and of course it's infected India a bit. Be in the moment. I'll ask you a simple question, be somewhere else and show me. Hello? Can you be somewhere else? But that's the reason why you have a mind. You can sit here and think about Mumbai. You can think about yesterday, you can think about tomorrow, you...

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... can think about what was 10 years ago, you can think about what is 10 years later. But you still live in the moment, isn't it? So essentially, what is being said is, do not think about yesterday, do not think about tomorrow. Just be with what is here right now. See, it took millions of years of evolution to get this much cerebral capability that we can vividly remember every experience of our life. And we have a fabulous sense of imagination, that we can project and create a tomorrow in our mind and make efforts to manifest that. Now the reason why somebody's telling you be in the moment is because for many people these two faculties of memory and imagination, which set us apart from every other creature on this planet, no other creature on this planet has as vivid a sense of memory and imagination as we have. It's taken millions of years of evolution to get us here. But now, because people don't know how to handle it, they're saying get rid of it. Don't remember yesterday, do not think about tomorrow, just be with what is here right now. In a way, we're talking about how to become an earthworm once again. Is it important to learn how we can put this memory and imagination to the highest possible usage? Or is it best to erase it so that you can simply be here with little peace, maybe peaceful? It's very easy to do this. If we take away half your brain, you will be very peaceful and always in the now. Yes? Is that what we are seeking is the question.

Transcript: This is going on everywhere in the world. It's a big fad in the west, particularly United States and...

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... of course it's infected India a bit. Be in the moment. I'll ask you a simple question, be somewhere else and show me. Hello? Can you be somewhere else? But that's the reason why you have a mind. You can sit here and think about Mumbai. You can think about yesterday, you can think about tomorrow, you can think about what was 10 years ago, you can think about what is 10 years later. But you still live in the moment, isn't it? So essentially, what is being said is, do not think about yesterday, do not think about tomorrow. Just be with what is here right now. See, it took millions of years of evolution to get this much cerebral capability that we can vividly remember every experience of our life. And we have a fabulous sense of imagination, that we can project and create a tomorrow in our mind and make efforts to manifest that. Now the reason why somebody's telling you be in the moment is because for many people these two faculties of memory and imagination, which set us apart from every other creature on this planet, no other creature on this planet has as vivid a sense of memory and imagination as we have. It's taken millions of years of evolution to get us here. But now, because people don't know how to handle it, they're saying get rid of it. Don't remember yesterday, do not think about tomorrow, just be with what is here right now. In a way, we're talking about how to become an earthworm once again. Is it important to learn how we can put this memory and imagination to the highest possible usage? Or is it best to erase it so that you can simply be here with little peace, maybe peaceful? It's very easy to do this. If we take away half your brain, you will be very peaceful and always in the now. Yes? Is that what we are seeking is the question.

June 5, 2021

3:38

A heavenly joke!

Transcript: This happened. It's okay if I tell you a joke? I know it's a serious question, very spiritual. A husband and wife, who are over 70 years of age, were celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary. So they decided they will go through everything just the way it happened on the wedding day. So wedding got over, they went to the church where they got married, they came out of it at the same time, then, as...

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... they did on that day, they went to a romantic Italian movie. Then after that they went for a dinner in a particular restaurant, they had the same kind of food and the same kind of wine and they started driving. Then the wife said, John, what's happened with you? Do you remember 45 years ago, when we were driving, how passionately you kissed me? So he said, okay. Don't laugh, you don't know what is 45 years later. That's a different world, okay? So he tried to kiss her and unfortunately, 45 years later your body is not the same, and the cars are faster, and boom they went into the bridge. So they were at the gates of heaven. Then they got checked in together. And because both of them were golfers, they asked, is there a golf course in heaven? Saint Peter said, yes, the best! The best golf course you would have ever seen. So can we see? He said, fine. They saw, it was an immaculate course. They asked, can we tee of? Is there a tee time? Any time is tea time in heaven. Day or night. But we don't have our clubs. No problem, just for you, fitted for you, golden clubs. So the man teed off splitting the fairway straight and long. The lady walked up to the lady's tee and teed off, again straight. Then they were walking towards the ball for the second shot. Suddenly the husband became depressed, as it usually, many times happens to the husbands. She looked at him and said, John what's the problem? We're in heaven. We're on the best golf course. You had a great shot, I had a great shot. Why are you so depressed? He said, if it was not for your stupid health food, we could have come here long time ago. So this is the nature of human intellect because it gets only one face of everything. It is always thinking everything is a problem.

Transcript: This happened. It's okay if I tell you a joke? I know it's a serious question, very spiritual. A husband...

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... and wife, who are over 70 years of age, were celebrating their 45th wedding anniversary. So they decided they will go through everything just the way it happened on the wedding day. So wedding got over, they went to the church where they got married, they came out of it at the same time, then, as they did on that day, they went to a romantic Italian movie. Then after that they went for a dinner in a particular restaurant, they had the same kind of food and the same kind of wine and they started driving. Then the wife said, John, what's happened with you? Do you remember 45 years ago, when we were driving, how passionately you kissed me? So he said, okay. Don't laugh, you don't know what is 45 years later. That's a different world, okay? So he tried to kiss her and unfortunately, 45 years later your body is not the same, and the cars are faster, and boom they went into the bridge. So they were at the gates of heaven. Then they got checked in together. And because both of them were golfers, they asked, is there a golf course in heaven? Saint Peter said, yes, the best! The best golf course you would have ever seen. So can we see? He said, fine. They saw, it was an immaculate course. They asked, can we tee of? Is there a tee time? Any time is tea time in heaven. Day or night. But we don't have our clubs. No problem, just for you, fitted for you, golden clubs. So the man teed off splitting the fairway straight and long. The lady walked up to the lady's tee and teed off, again straight. Then they were walking towards the ball for the second shot. Suddenly the husband became depressed, as it usually, many times happens to the husbands. She looked at him and said, John what's the problem? We're in heaven. We're on the best golf course. You had a great shot, I had a great shot. Why are you so depressed? He said, if it was not for your stupid health food, we could have come here long time ago. So this is the nature of human intellect because it gets only one face of everything. It is always thinking everything is a problem.

June 2, 2021

3:29

A simple method to experience the entire universe as a part of you

Transcript: We need to understand this. To simply sit here and to know, experientially, that this entire universe is actually a part of me, will not happen to most people. They'll hallucinate for a few moments after that they will get distracted by something. If you invest your life to create something, which got nothing to do with you and something to do with everything, then slowly it will seep into you, into...

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... every cell in your body, that everything is actually a part of you. To simply sit here and get it, we don't know, you may take many lifetimes. Most people won't get it. They may get one thought and tomorrow morning it'll be out. But if you invest your time, energy, and life into creating something which is not about you at all, then slowly it sinks into you. Every cell, every atom in the body will soak it up and make you understand that your life, the way you are is actually all-inclusive. Otherwise it's just a talk. A whole lot of people, it's become a fad in the world. I keep hearing this, particularly in United States. People say we love the universe, wow. That is the easiest bloody thing to do because it's not here. If you have to love somebody who's next to you right now, it takes life, it costs life you know. You may have to give something. If you have a mango in your hand, if you love somebody, you may have to give it away. But if you love the universe, you can eat the mango and love the universe. It's a wonderful trick. It's a very wonderful trick. It is like making all the offerings, jalebi, pakodi, this, that, everything to god, knowing well he will not eat. Of course you're the one who gets to eat it in the end. Knowing very well that you are the one who will get to eat it. Children wanting to eat jalebi is perfectly fine. God wanting to eat jalebi is not okay. Because there is a huge deception in god wanting to eat jalebi. Children want to eat jalebi, it's a simple desire.

Transcript: We need to understand this. To simply sit here and to know, experientially, that this entire universe...

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... is actually a part of me, will not happen to most people. They'll hallucinate for a few moments after that they will get distracted by something. If you invest your life to create something, which got nothing to do with you and something to do with everything, then slowly it will seep into you, into every cell in your body, that everything is actually a part of you. To simply sit here and get it, we don't know, you may take many lifetimes. Most people won't get it. They may get one thought and tomorrow morning it'll be out. But if you invest your time, energy, and life into creating something which is not about you at all, then slowly it sinks into you. Every cell, every atom in the body will soak it up and make you understand that your life, the way you are is actually all-inclusive. Otherwise it's just a talk. A whole lot of people, it's become a fad in the world. I keep hearing this, particularly in United States. People say we love the universe, wow. That is the easiest bloody thing to do because it's not here. If you have to love somebody who's next to you right now, it takes life, it costs life you know. You may have to give something. If you have a mango in your hand, if you love somebody, you may have to give it away. But if you love the universe, you can eat the mango and love the universe. It's a wonderful trick. It's a very wonderful trick. It is like making all the offerings, jalebi, pakodi, this, that, everything to god, knowing well he will not eat. Of course you're the one who gets to eat it in the end. Knowing very well that you are the one who will get to eat it. Children wanting to eat jalebi is perfectly fine. God wanting to eat jalebi is not okay. Because there is a huge deception in god wanting to eat jalebi. Children want to eat jalebi, it's a simple desire.

May 30, 2021

3:29

This is the key to knowing the ultimate reality

Transcript: You're living in a certain prison. Let's say, there's a fort around you. Initially, if the wall is big enough, it all seems to be okay. Yes? Let's say this is a 50 acre land, big wall. You lived in this only all the time. You felt quite all right. But then, suddenly you see up and the birds seem to be going beyond 50 acres. The wind seems to be blowing beyond 50 acres. There is something within you...

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... which gets into the madness. People around you pretend to be sane, they all tell you stop that nonsense, just do what you have to do here. Don't have such fancy dreams, you know. Aren't they telling you? The so-called worldly wise people, they're always telling you. But you cannot suppress this. If you suppress this, you will suffer. If it doesn't find expression, you will suffer. But if it seeks expression, you'll suffer even more. A seeker suffers much more than others because now he knows the pain of ignorance. Most people in the world do not know the pain of ignorance. If you do not know the pain of ignorance, you have no real longing within you, isn't it? You are the kind, if you eat a pizza you are happy. I'm not saying you should not enjoy your pizza. It's just that if you eat a pizza, you think life is fulfilled. Now you still don't know the pain of ignorance. You think by eating, sleeping, or indulging in this pleasure or that pleasure, life is complete. You still do not know the pain of ignorance. The pain of ignorance should tear you apart. Then the longing to know becomes intense. If the longing to know becomes intense, it is just one moment. The reason why it seems to be so far away is simply because the necessary longing has not come. It is just off and on longing. Accordingly, off and on experience. If the longing becomes so intense that, till I know I cannot sleep, I cannot eat, I cannot breathe. If it becomes like that, just in one moment you will know. Because what you are seeking is not sitting on the mountain or floating on the clouds. It is within you. You know Jesus told you, though he did his initial marketing about taking you to kingdom of god, the moment enough people gathered, he turned around and said kingdom of god is within you. If kingdom of god is somewhere, I don't care to go there, it's okay. If it's within you and you missed it, that's tragedy, isn't it? Isn't it so? If it is somewhere up in the heaven, I don't want to go there, I'm happy in Ohio. That's different. But if it's within you and you missed it, that's true tragedy isn't it? Right now that's the tragedy. It's right here and people are missing it.

Transcript: You're living in a certain prison. Let's say, there's a fort around you. Initially, if the wall is big...

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... enough, it all seems to be okay. Yes? Let's say this is a 50 acre land, big wall. You lived in this only all the time. You felt quite all right. But then, suddenly you see up and the birds seem to be going beyond 50 acres. The wind seems to be blowing beyond 50 acres. There is something within you which gets into the madness. People around you pretend to be sane, they all tell you stop that nonsense, just do what you have to do here. Don't have such fancy dreams, you know. Aren't they telling you? The so-called worldly wise people, they're always telling you. But you cannot suppress this. If you suppress this, you will suffer. If it doesn't find expression, you will suffer. But if it seeks expression, you'll suffer even more. A seeker suffers much more than others because now he knows the pain of ignorance. Most people in the world do not know the pain of ignorance. If you do not know the pain of ignorance, you have no real longing within you, isn't it? You are the kind, if you eat a pizza you are happy. I'm not saying you should not enjoy your pizza. It's just that if you eat a pizza, you think life is fulfilled. Now you still don't know the pain of ignorance. You think by eating, sleeping, or indulging in this pleasure or that pleasure, life is complete. You still do not know the pain of ignorance. The pain of ignorance should tear you apart. Then the longing to know becomes intense. If the longing to know becomes intense, it is just one moment. The reason why it seems to be so far away is simply because the necessary longing has not come. It is just off and on longing. Accordingly, off and on experience. If the longing becomes so intense that, till I know I cannot sleep, I cannot eat, I cannot breathe. If it becomes like that, just in one moment you will know. Because what you are seeking is not sitting on the mountain or floating on the clouds. It is within you. You know Jesus told you, though he did his initial marketing about taking you to kingdom of god, the moment enough people gathered, he turned around and said kingdom of god is within you. If kingdom of god is somewhere, I don't care to go there, it's okay. If it's within you and you missed it, that's tragedy, isn't it? Isn't it so? If it is somewhere up in the heaven, I don't want to go there, I'm happy in Ohio. That's different. But if it's within you and you missed it, that's true tragedy isn't it? Right now that's the tragedy. It's right here and people are missing it.

May 26, 2021

3:35

Is my life just a dream?

Transcript: When I'm dreaming at night, it seems real to me. I couldn't differentiate if the people that exist in my dream, they seem very real. And I can talk to them, I can touch them, and events seem to happen too. So when I wake, I know that it's illusions. So is that the same thing for my life right now? How real is this life? Would it be possible, one day when I'm awake, all these are just illusions to me?...

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... All people are going to be gone. The problem is you're reading bits and pieces of zen. Okay? Bits and pieces of zen are dangerous. Bits and pieces of anything is dangerous. Now what you're saying is true, in a way, because 99% of your life is just thought and emotion. Thought and emotion is just a projection of life, not life isn't it? When 99% of the time you're only thinking about life, emotion is also a kind of thought, a juicier thought isn't it? Thought is dry, emotion is juicy, but still a thought, isn't it? The way you think is the way you feel, isn't it so? Yes? Isn't it so? Now if you think, oh this is a wonderful person, you'll have sweet emotions towards that person. Oh this is a horrible person, you'll have nasty emotions towards that person. You can't think this is a wonderful person and have nasty emotions. You can't think this is a horrible person and have sweet emotions, isn't it so? They are same, it is just thought. One is dry, another is juicy. So your whole life is just thought and emotion. So it is very much like a dream. It is. So now that you were on to zen, you must know about Chang Su, who went about doing this. Chang Su was a great zen master. In his monastery he had many monks and he is a recognized master. One day, morning, suddenly he is in great state of misery. So when they saw the master in misery, everybody got terrified. If the master is in misery, something really bad must have happened because always he's joyful and nice. So senior most monks slowly approached him and asked, master what is happening? He said, don't you disturb me, I'm in a deep distress. Get away. They said, if you are in distress, that should be death for us. Please tell us what is causing distress to you. Then Chang Su said, oh yesterday night in my dream, I was a butterfly. Then the monks said, what is wrong in being a butterfly? We've been many things. Sometimes we've been pigs, we've been birds, we've been many things. That is no problem, butterfly is quite good. What's wrong with the butterfly? He said, you idiots, you don't understand. When I was a butterfly, I actually flew. I went and sat on the flower. I could feel the flower, I could smell the flower, I could taste the flower. It was all real. Now I don't know whether I am Chang Su dreaming to be a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming to be a Chang Su? Which is true? Because both look equally vivid and real. When you live just on the thought process, this is how it is. If you're experiencing life, life not thought, not emotion, life. If you're experiencing life as such, such a question will not come.

Transcript: When I'm dreaming at night, it seems real to me. I couldn't differentiate if the people that exist in...

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... my dream, they seem very real. And I can talk to them, I can touch them, and events seem to happen too. So when I wake, I know that it's illusions. So is that the same thing for my life right now? How real is this life? Would it be possible, one day when I'm awake, all these are just illusions to me? All people are going to be gone. The problem is you're reading bits and pieces of zen. Okay? Bits and pieces of zen are dangerous. Bits and pieces of anything is dangerous. Now what you're saying is true, in a way, because 99% of your life is just thought and emotion. Thought and emotion is just a projection of life, not life isn't it? When 99% of the time you're only thinking about life, emotion is also a kind of thought, a juicier thought isn't it? Thought is dry, emotion is juicy, but still a thought, isn't it? The way you think is the way you feel, isn't it so? Yes? Isn't it so? Now if you think, oh this is a wonderful person, you'll have sweet emotions towards that person. Oh this is a horrible person, you'll have nasty emotions towards that person. You can't think this is a wonderful person and have nasty emotions. You can't think this is a horrible person and have sweet emotions, isn't it so? They are same, it is just thought. One is dry, another is juicy. So your whole life is just thought and emotion. So it is very much like a dream. It is. So now that you were on to zen, you must know about Chang Su, who went about doing this. Chang Su was a great zen master. In his monastery he had many monks and he is a recognized master. One day, morning, suddenly he is in great state of misery. So when they saw the master in misery, everybody got terrified. If the master is in misery, something really bad must have happened because always he's joyful and nice. So senior most monks slowly approached him and asked, master what is happening? He said, don't you disturb me, I'm in a deep distress. Get away. They said, if you are in distress, that should be death for us. Please tell us what is causing distress to you. Then Chang Su said, oh yesterday night in my dream, I was a butterfly. Then the monks said, what is wrong in being a butterfly? We've been many things. Sometimes we've been pigs, we've been birds, we've been many things. That is no problem, butterfly is quite good. What's wrong with the butterfly? He said, you idiots, you don't understand. When I was a butterfly, I actually flew. I went and sat on the flower. I could feel the flower, I could smell the flower, I could taste the flower. It was all real. Now I don't know whether I am Chang Su dreaming to be a butterfly, or am I a butterfly dreaming to be a Chang Su? Which is true? Because both look equally vivid and real. When you live just on the thought process, this is how it is. If you're experiencing life, life not thought, not emotion, life. If you're experiencing life as such, such a question will not come.

May 17, 2021

3:49

What if you lived forever!

Transcript: Human being means, you know how to be. That's one thing you don't know unfortunately, right now. Now if you have to be, we have to come down to a few fundamentals. Are you mortal or immortal? No, no, no look at it and tell me. Are you mortal or immortal, genuinely tell me. Oh that means you're saying you'll die one day. It's okay, it's okay you will die one day. I'll bless you with a long life, but...

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... you will die anyway with the blessing. Because this is the nature of life. It has to die, isn't it? And how glad I am that you will die. Because if you lived forever, it would be a lot of trouble, isn't it? With a brief amount of time, what a mess we're making. Suppose you would not die, total mess, isn't it? It's good to die. Hello? Is it good to die? At an appropriate time, not today. At an appropriate time, is it good for all of us to die? I want you to understand this. This is one thing that human beings have not come to terms with. If they just learn to handle their mortality gracefully, life opens up in tremendous ways. Right now, yes Sadhguru, but my horoscope says I will live till 90. Your horoscope may say whatever, even the man who wrote your horoscope could have died before his horoscope said so. The only reason, the only reason you behave reasonably sensibly is because you're mortal. Yes or no? If you're immortal, what all you would do, oh my god. When you're driving in Kolkata, there are some immortal people crossing the street. You've seen them right? Immortal, they are. If an automobile touches them, there is an enormous amount of pain involved and there could be death. In spite of that, many people are going about the way they're going. Just imagine, if you made that person immortal, the level of atrocity that would happen in this world. So the only reason why a lot of people are behaving reasonably sensibly is because of mortality. Have you seen some friend or maybe it's just you, going on totally, valiantly. Suddenly your doctor told you, it looks like your kidney, or your heart going down. Maybe you have, if you don't correct this, maybe in six months you will die. Suddenly did you see how disciplined they became? They got up in the morning, did their yoga, ate right, did everything right. Have you seen these people? Entire life transformed simply because they were reminded of mortality.

Transcript: Human being means, you know how to be. That's one thing you don't know unfortunately, right now. Now...

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... if you have to be, we have to come down to a few fundamentals. Are you mortal or immortal? No, no, no look at it and tell me. Are you mortal or immortal, genuinely tell me. Oh that means you're saying you'll die one day. It's okay, it's okay you will die one day. I'll bless you with a long life, but you will die anyway with the blessing. Because this is the nature of life. It has to die, isn't it? And how glad I am that you will die. Because if you lived forever, it would be a lot of trouble, isn't it? With a brief amount of time, what a mess we're making. Suppose you would not die, total mess, isn't it? It's good to die. Hello? Is it good to die? At an appropriate time, not today. At an appropriate time, is it good for all of us to die? I want you to understand this. This is one thing that human beings have not come to terms with. If they just learn to handle their mortality gracefully, life opens up in tremendous ways. Right now, yes Sadhguru, but my horoscope says I will live till 90. Your horoscope may say whatever, even the man who wrote your horoscope could have died before his horoscope said so. The only reason, the only reason you behave reasonably sensibly is because you're mortal. Yes or no? If you're immortal, what all you would do, oh my god. When you're driving in Kolkata, there are some immortal people crossing the street. You've seen them right? Immortal, they are. If an automobile touches them, there is an enormous amount of pain involved and there could be death. In spite of that, many people are going about the way they're going. Just imagine, if you made that person immortal, the level of atrocity that would happen in this world. So the only reason why a lot of people are behaving reasonably sensibly is because of mortality. Have you seen some friend or maybe it's just you, going on totally, valiantly. Suddenly your doctor told you, it looks like your kidney, or your heart going down. Maybe you have, if you don't correct this, maybe in six months you will die. Suddenly did you see how disciplined they became? They got up in the morning, did their yoga, ate right, did everything right. Have you seen these people? Entire life transformed simply because they were reminded of mortality.

May 9, 2021

3:51

Rapid fire | Sadhguru in Conversation with Anupam Kher | #6

Synopsis:

  1. Do you get angry?
  2. What's your shortcoming?
  3. Do you feel lonely?
  4. If you have to describe yourself in one word, what will that word be? Apart from mystic.

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  1. Do you get angry?
  2. What's your shortcoming?
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  4. Do you feel lonely?
  5. If you have to describe yourself in one word, what will that word be? Apart from mystic.

May 7, 2021

4:35

Sadhguru, do you believe in god? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Anupam Kher | #2

Synopsis: Do you believe that there’s a god?

Synopsis: Do you believe that there’s a god?


May 7, 2021

4:53

How do we get a sense of civic-mindedness in our society? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kiran Mazumdar Shaw | #7

Synopsis: We’re all so bothered about the decay that we are seeing in the city. Everything is looking shabby, you know, we’re seeing debris all over the place, we’re seeing polluted lakes, we’re seeing a lot of problems in this city. And everything has to do with us. We can’t keep sort of asking the government to do everything. I mean, after all, if it’s Swachh Bharat...

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... which is what we’re all really, really committed to. We all sort of accepted the fact that by 2020 India must become a clean country, we must have zero open defecation. Everyone, I mean there’s no debate on that. And yet, three years later if you look at what actually we’re doing. We’re not changing our habits, we still keep chucking litter all over the place, we pollute our lakes. Nobody seems to have any civic sense in this country. So how do we get a sense of civic-mindedness in our society? It’s very difficult. Many of us try to do it but we finally give up. You know, today we are taking pictures of people parking on footpaths, which shouldn’t happen. We’ve tried all kinds of things, we made apps, we send it here, send it there. At the end of the day you almost just give up. How do we deal with all these issues?

Synopsis: We’re all so bothered about the decay that we are seeing in the city....

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... Everything is looking shabby, you know, we’re seeing debris all over the place, we’re seeing polluted lakes, we’re seeing a lot of problems in this city. And everything has to do with us. We can’t keep sort of asking the government to do everything. I mean, after all, if it’s Swachh Bharat which is what we’re all really, really committed to. We all sort of accepted the fact that by 2020 India must become a clean country, we must have zero open defecation. Everyone, I mean there’s no debate on that. And yet, three years later if you look at what actually we’re doing. We’re not changing our habits, we still keep chucking litter all over the place, we pollute our lakes. Nobody seems to have any civic sense in this country. So how do we get a sense of civic-mindedness in our society? It’s very difficult. Many of us try to do it but we finally give up. You know, today we are taking pictures of people parking on footpaths, which shouldn’t happen. We’ve tried all kinds of things, we made apps, we send it here, send it there. At the end of the day you almost just give up. How do we deal with all these issues?

May 6, 2021

8:31

The unbelievable power of imagination

Transcript: Tantra is willing to use the mind in a certain way. Tantric processes need elaborate visualization. Elaborate. Very sophisticated levels of visualization to a point where it manifests. To make mental process just like a physical process is what tantra is trying to do. To make imagination so strong that after some time, it is like physical. You actually create a ghost or you create a god. Both are possible....

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... Both are possible, any kind of form you want, you can actually create it, manifest it, and make it walk. You know, like I was probably at that time, first standard means I was five, six. Six, seven I think. Second, third standard I must have been. And I have a cousin brother who's a no good fellow. So that time, in my mind I'm, you know, like if I'm sitting like this, I can be engaged in my mind for hours on end without any communication with anybody. Because I'm setting up all kinds of things. So I loved Mysore zoos so much, I want to have my own zoo. So I designed my own zoo. I didn't call it a zoo, it was a world by itself where animals were not locked as I wanted them. They were all over the place. Lots of animals and of course, I had a rhinoceros. So this fellow, you know one day something, he was with me and I told him, do you want to see my pet animals? He said, yeah. So I just kind of took him in. I just started talking to him and I sat with him and I told him, see this is it. Can you see this? Can you see this? Can you see this? See this one. Every day he wants to go. A couple of times I allowed because he had something that I wanted. After that he has nothing but he wants to go every day. And every day I have to sit with him and take him in. He got addicted to it. I am saying, it can become so real.

Transcript: Tantra is willing to use the mind in a certain way. Tantric processes need elaborate visualization. Elaborate....

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... Very sophisticated levels of visualization to a point where it manifests. To make mental process just like a physical process is what tantra is trying to do. To make imagination so strong that after some time, it is like physical. You actually create a ghost or you create a god. Both are possible. Both are possible, any kind of form you want, you can actually create it, manifest it, and make it walk. You know, like I was probably at that time, first standard means I was five, six. Six, seven I think. Second, third standard I must have been. And I have a cousin brother who's a no good fellow. So that time, in my mind I'm, you know, like if I'm sitting like this, I can be engaged in my mind for hours on end without any communication with anybody. Because I'm setting up all kinds of things. So I loved Mysore zoos so much, I want to have my own zoo. So I designed my own zoo. I didn't call it a zoo, it was a world by itself where animals were not locked as I wanted them. They were all over the place. Lots of animals and of course, I had a rhinoceros. So this fellow, you know one day something, he was with me and I told him, do you want to see my pet animals? He said, yeah. So I just kind of took him in. I just started talking to him and I sat with him and I told him, see this is it. Can you see this? Can you see this? Can you see this? See this one. Every day he wants to go. A couple of times I allowed because he had something that I wanted. After that he has nothing but he wants to go every day. And every day I have to sit with him and take him in. He got addicted to it. I am saying, it can become so real.

May 3, 2021

3:29

Sabyasachi, have you considered doing a yoga clothing line? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #20

Synopsis: Namaskaram. Have you heard of LuluLemon? I’m from Canada. In North American have you heard of the LuluLemon, the yoga brand? Okay, so it’s all about sex appeal. Anyone who knows what LuluLemon is, will understand if not check it out. We really need an alternative because it’s such a turn off with yoga. And I’m just wondering if you’ve considered doing a yoga...

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... clothing line. That’s fashionable kurtas and pyjamas that are suited for doing yoga that are made of organic cotton. And I did the Hatha Yoga teacher training in 2015 and I would’ve never ever considered doing yoga in a kurta and pyjama when I was at home. But now I can’t do it in spandex and tight fabrics anymore. And I totally understand why Sadhguru says about not doing yoga in tight clothing. And it’s profound, the experience of it. And so I’m wondering if you can create that in North America?

Synopsis: Namaskaram. Have you heard of LuluLemon? I’m from Canada. In North...

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... American have you heard of the LuluLemon, the yoga brand? Okay, so it’s all about sex appeal. Anyone who knows what LuluLemon is, will understand if not check it out. We really need an alternative because it’s such a turn off with yoga. And I’m just wondering if you’ve considered doing a yoga clothing line. That’s fashionable kurtas and pyjamas that are suited for doing yoga that are made of organic cotton. And I did the Hatha Yoga teacher training in 2015 and I would’ve never ever considered doing yoga in a kurta and pyjama when I was at home. But now I can’t do it in spandex and tight fabrics anymore. And I totally understand why Sadhguru says about not doing yoga in tight clothing. And it’s profound, the experience of it. And so I’m wondering if you can create that in North America?

April 29, 2021

4:21

Sabyasachi, have you ever faced criticism? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #19

Synopsis: Namaskaram Sadhguru, namaskaram Sabyasachi. I yet have to meet anyone I know who does not like your designs. But yet I would like to ask you, have you faced criticism? And what was that? And how did you handle it?

Synopsis: Namaskaram Sadhguru, namaskaram Sabyasachi. I yet have to meet anyone...

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... I know who does not like your designs. But yet I would like to ask you, have you faced criticism? And what was that? And how did you handle it?

April 29, 2021

4:07

How should art be appreciated or criticized? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #15

Synopsis: Namaskaram. My question is about art, mainly architecture and design, or even a painting. And how people perceive or achieve that purpose. In terms of describing a piece of art or a piece of work as good or bad. Whereas in art you should always differentiate between a subjective and an objective criticism about art. For example, there is a study about a beautiful sketch...

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... of Leonardo Da Vinci of an old man, with all the wrinkles and things. And most of the people, they hated the painting because it was really true. So, in reality, appreciating art is that the artist knew how to send you the message. And this also, I think, happens in fashion design or even in my field, interior architecture. Sometimes you have to give a statement on a certain topic or a certain project. So most people receive it in a very subjective way. So what do you think, Sadhguru? How to differentiate or how people should differentiate between appreciating art or criticizing art from a very objective way.

Synopsis: Namaskaram. My question is about art, mainly architecture and design,...

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... or even a painting. And how people perceive or achieve that purpose. In terms of describing a piece of art or a piece of work as good or bad. Whereas in art you should always differentiate between a subjective and an objective criticism about art. For example, there is a study about a beautiful sketch of Leonardo Da Vinci of an old man, with all the wrinkles and things. And most of the people, they hated the painting because it was really true. So, in reality, appreciating art is that the artist knew how to send you the message. And this also, I think, happens in fashion design or even in my field, interior architecture. Sometimes you have to give a statement on a certain topic or a certain project. So most people receive it in a very subjective way. So what do you think, Sadhguru? How to differentiate or how people should differentiate between appreciating art or criticizing art from a very objective way.

April 29, 2021

5:21

What is art? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #14

Synopsis: Namaskaram Sadhguru ji. Namaste Sabyasachi ji. Namaste moderator ji. I’m Satish Panchedar and I’ve come from Kuwait to seek your blessing sir. My question is, is art an expression of selflessness, selfishness, or self centeredness?

Synopsis: Namaskaram Sadhguru ji. Namaste Sabyasachi ji. Namaste moderator ji....

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... I’m Satish Panchedar and I’ve come from Kuwait to seek your blessing sir. My question is, is art an expression of selflessness, selfishness, or self centeredness?

April 29, 2021

8:30

Sadhguru, who designs your clothes? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #9

Synopsis: I find him an impeccably well dressed man. So I wanted to ask you, who designs your clothes for you?

Synopsis: I find him an impeccably well dressed man. So I wanted to ask you, who...

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... designs your clothes for you?

April 29, 2021

2:18

Chaos and design | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #8

Synopsis: You know this idea of creativity is so linked to the notion of repetition as well. Isn’t it Sadhguru? The two seem to be separate but they’re not. They seem to also go together. So we sometimes think of repetition only as something that happens in a mass produced scenario. But it’s also true that the repetition of the same thing, that also fuels creativity. Not...

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... in a mechanised way, in a mechanistic way. But I think every artist also knows that rias and rasa come together really, don’t they? I’m wondering if you could say more Sadhguru, because it also interested me because you mentioned it yesterday. Chaos as a kind of creativity. Would you say more about repetition and creativity? Chaos and design?

Synopsis: You know this idea of creativity is so linked to the notion of repetition...

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... as well. Isn’t it Sadhguru? The two seem to be separate but they’re not. They seem to also go together. So we sometimes think of repetition only as something that happens in a mass produced scenario. But it’s also true that the repetition of the same thing, that also fuels creativity. Not in a mechanised way, in a mechanistic way. But I think every artist also knows that rias and rasa come together really, don’t they? I’m wondering if you could say more Sadhguru, because it also interested me because you mentioned it yesterday. Chaos as a kind of creativity. Would you say more about repetition and creativity? Chaos and design?

April 29, 2021

7:26

Is imperfection an integral part of design? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #6

Synopsis: You’ve talked of imperfection as a very integral part of your design. Would you say more about that?

Synopsis: You’ve talked of imperfection as a very integral part of your design....

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... Would you say more about that?

April 29, 2021

3:29

What does it take to create design? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #4

Synopsis: I’m wondering, Sabyasachi, you would like to also talk a little about that, because you’ve talked about common sense. But, clearly there’s something like a creative common sense that you’ve worked with. Because in order to create design, what does it really take? What have been the sources of inspiration for you?

Synopsis: I’m wondering, Sabyasachi, you would like to also talk a little about...

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... that, because you’ve talked about common sense. But, clearly there’s something like a creative common sense that you’ve worked with. Because in order to create design, what does it really take? What have been the sources of inspiration for you?

April 29, 2021

5:50

What is beauty? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #1

Synopsis: I thought I’ll just start with a very basic question. A simple question. It’s a question that I’m often asked at poetry readings, poetry workshops. Poetry being primarily what I practice. And the question is, what is a good poem? And the answer really is, if the poem is a form of verbal design, or verbal choreography, what is design? And is beauty implicit in that...

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... notion? If so, what is beauty to you?

Synopsis: I thought I’ll just start with a very basic question. A simple question....

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... It’s a question that I’m often asked at poetry readings, poetry workshops. Poetry being primarily what I practice. And the question is, what is a good poem? And the answer really is, if the poem is a form of verbal design, or verbal choreography, what is design? And is beauty implicit in that notion? If so, what is beauty to you?

April 29, 2021

10:49

How to deal with challenging times?

Transcript: Challenging times are an opportunity, both for individuals and the nation, to rise above their comfort zones and enhance life. If we look at life only in terms of social situations, our economic conditions, and other relative experiences of life, then we would see a challenging time as a disaster. But if you see life as life itself, if you see life the way I see it, then you would naturally see every...

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... challenging time is an opportunity for you to enhance your life and the life of the society around you, and the nation. Because challenging times means life is in a flux. When it's a flux, if you know how to ride life, it'll become a great possibility. Of course, there is a lot of difficulty, there is hardship. But hardship is one thing, suffering is another thing. Hardship is a situation in which we exist. Suffering is the psychological situation that we create. Hardship strengthens us, emboldens us. Hardship makes us strong towards a greater possibility. But suffering is an unfortunate consequence that a whole lot of human beings create because they have no control over their psychological space. When situations in the world are against you, your body, your mind, your emotion and your energies should work for you. For this you need a little bit of engineering yourself. An inner engineering needs to happen. This is the whole science of yoga, how to ensure that you are never the problem in your life. Make this one thing happen in your life, that you are never the problem in your life. There are a thousand problems of survival, of wanting to flourish in the world, of people, of enemies, of nations, of social situations. Many, many problems. But you should never be a problem in this world. You must always be a part of the solution.

Transcript: Challenging times are an opportunity, both for individuals and the nation, to rise above their comfort...

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... zones and enhance life. If we look at life only in terms of social situations, our economic conditions, and other relative experiences of life, then we would see a challenging time as a disaster. But if you see life as life itself, if you see life the way I see it, then you would naturally see every challenging time is an opportunity for you to enhance your life and the life of the society around you, and the nation. Because challenging times means life is in a flux. When it's a flux, if you know how to ride life, it'll become a great possibility. Of course, there is a lot of difficulty, there is hardship. But hardship is one thing, suffering is another thing. Hardship is a situation in which we exist. Suffering is the psychological situation that we create. Hardship strengthens us, emboldens us. Hardship makes us strong towards a greater possibility. But suffering is an unfortunate consequence that a whole lot of human beings create because they have no control over their psychological space. When situations in the world are against you, your body, your mind, your emotion and your energies should work for you. For this you need a little bit of engineering yourself. An inner engineering needs to happen. This is the whole science of yoga, how to ensure that you are never the problem in your life. Make this one thing happen in your life, that you are never the problem in your life. There are a thousand problems of survival, of wanting to flourish in the world, of people, of enemies, of nations, of social situations. Many, many problems. But you should never be a problem in this world. You must always be a part of the solution.

April 27, 2021

2:45

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

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

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

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

April 25, 2021

1:28

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

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

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

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

April 25, 2021

3:51

Working for joy or working for others? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #16

Synopsis: My question is that when we cook, if we have to get joy, joy of cooking, then that joy is something which is internal. And I cook for my joy. But when you’re cooking for others, then you want to give them joy. And at times there’s a conflict. Who should win?

Synopsis: My question is that when we cook, if we have to get joy, joy of cooking,...

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... then that joy is something which is internal. And I cook for my joy. But when you’re cooking for others, then you want to give them joy. And at times there’s a conflict. Who should win?

April 25, 2021

5:37

Can I please get a hug from you Sadhguru? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #15

Synopsis: There are two questions. If the first one is answered, I don’t need the second one’s answer. It is a request. Can I please get a hug from you Sadhguru?

Synopsis: There are two questions. If the first one is answered, I don’t need...

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... the second one’s answer. It is a request. Can I please get a hug from you Sadhguru?

April 25, 2021

4:31

Karan, what inspired you to do this session with Sadhguru? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #14

Synopsis: When I told my teenage daughter about this program, her immediate reaction was an excited wow. She’s here with me and this program is everything we thought it would be. Question for you Karan, what exactly inspired you to do this session with Sadhguru?

Synopsis: When I told my teenage daughter about this program, her immediate reaction...

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... was an excited wow. She’s here with me and this program is everything we thought it would be. Question for you Karan, what exactly inspired you to do this session with Sadhguru?

April 25, 2021

3:43

Rapid fire | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #11

Synopsis:

  1. What is the one thing that is essential to living a balanced life?
  2. What is the one thing we must absolutely do away with in order to lead a balanced life?
  3. First thing that comes to your mind when I say the following. The first thing. Organized religion.
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  5. Marriage.
  6. Competition.
  7. Money.
  8. Love.
  9. If you could ask one person, alive or dead, one question. Who would you ask and what would that be?
  10. Best advice you have ever received.
  11. In an imaginary, completely hypothetical situation, if you had a day off with no commitments, no responsibilities, what would you spend the day doing?
  12. What is one thing you’d like people to remember about you at the end of your life?
  13. If you found a way to travel through time, where would you go?
  14. What is the first thing you notice when you meet a person? 
  15. Is it more important to do what you love or love what you’re doing?
  16. If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do?
  17. With due respect, what is your biggest weakness?
  18. One thing the world doesn’t know about you.
  19. And the one thing you wish you could change about yourself.
  20. The one thing you wish you could change about the world. 
  21. What would you consider to be your greatest achievement?
  22. Is there a song you love and can listen to all the time?
  23. I know you haven’t seen any of my films, but do you have a favourite film?
  24. Something you enjoy doing and wish you had more time for?
  25. Lastly, in a biopic made on you, who would play you?

Synopsis:

  1. What is the one thing that is essential to living a balanced...
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    ... life?
  2. What is the one thing we must absolutely do away with in order to lead a balanced life?
  3. First thing that comes to your mind when I say the following. The first thing. Organized religion.
  4. Marriage.
  5. Competition.
  6. Money.
  7. Love.
  8. If you could ask one person, alive or dead, one question. Who would you ask and what would that be?
  9. Best advice you have ever received.
  10. In an imaginary, completely hypothetical situation, if you had a day off with no commitments, no responsibilities, what would you spend the day doing?
  11. What is one thing you’d like people to remember about you at the end of your life?
  12. If you found a way to travel through time, where would you go?
  13. What is the first thing you notice when you meet a person? 
  14. Is it more important to do what you love or love what you’re doing?
  15. If you could be invisible for a day, what would you do?
  16. With due respect, what is your biggest weakness?
  17. One thing the world doesn’t know about you.
  18. And the one thing you wish you could change about yourself.
  19. The one thing you wish you could change about the world. 
  20. What would you consider to be your greatest achievement?
  21. Is there a song you love and can listen to all the time?
  22. I know you haven’t seen any of my films, but do you have a favourite film?
  23. Something you enjoy doing and wish you had more time for?
  24. Lastly, in a biopic made on you, who would play you?

April 25, 2021

19:22

What will you say to people who are desperate for any sign of hope? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Karan Johar | #2

Synopsis: I was at a crossroad about 13 years ago. And my father was very critically ill. And at that juncture of my life, and before that, religion was organized in my life. It was what was taught to me. It was what I thought the right thing to do was. When he was in his last stage, there were things suggested to me. Which were, to me now, completely ridiculous. Including going...

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... to a certain temple and feeding a cow of a certain colour. And doing a certain ritual at home. And all those things that one did without even thinking. Because as you said, when you spoke about the idiots on this planet, I was definitely one of those in that stage of my life. But sometimes you reach a critical stage where you seek any kind of desperate measure and you try to hold onto any hope. That even something that is advocated to you that goes against your train of intelligence or thought. To those people, what is your advice? Who have reached the end of the rope, and are hanging on, holding on to anything. Be it religion, be it spiritual, or be it an unfounded piece of advice.

Synopsis: I was at a crossroad about 13 years ago. And my father was very critically...

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... ill. And at that juncture of my life, and before that, religion was organized in my life. It was what was taught to me. It was what I thought the right thing to do was. When he was in his last stage, there were things suggested to me. Which were, to me now, completely ridiculous. Including going to a certain temple and feeding a cow of a certain colour. And doing a certain ritual at home. And all those things that one did without even thinking. Because as you said, when you spoke about the idiots on this planet, I was definitely one of those in that stage of my life. But sometimes you reach a critical stage where you seek any kind of desperate measure and you try to hold onto any hope. That even something that is advocated to you that goes against your train of intelligence or thought. To those people, what is your advice? Who have reached the end of the rope, and are hanging on, holding on to anything. Be it religion, be it spiritual, or be it an unfounded piece of advice.

April 25, 2021

6:09

How to accomplish my ambitions? | Sadhguru at JNU | #19

Synopsis: Sadhguru, everytime I come to know of a feed achieved or the great ability of a role model, there is an instinctive aspiration to encompass that and to achieve that for myself as well. But then, with it comes the formidability of the profoundness of the ambition. So what is the right approach for such ambitions in life?

Synopsis: Sadhguru, everytime I come to know of a feed achieved or the great ability...

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... of a role model, there is an instinctive aspiration to encompass that and to achieve that for myself as well. But then, with it comes the formidability of the profoundness of the ambition. So what is the right approach for such ambitions in life?

April 23, 2021

6:11

How do we choose a good career? | Sadhguru at JNU | #17

Synopsis: How do we choose a good career? And secondly, what do you think, basically how is technology, or more specifically, artificial intelligence, helping in education?

Synopsis: How do we choose a good career? And secondly, what do you think, basically...

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... how is technology, or more specifically, artificial intelligence, helping in education?

April 23, 2021

12:34

How do we turn inward? | Sadhguru at JNU | #13

Synopsis: Guruji, you said that only less than 1% of the people tap into their genius. You have always told us to turn inwards. So, how do we turn inward and what do we look at?

Synopsis: Guruji, you said that only less than 1% of the people tap into their...

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... genius. You have always told us to turn inwards. So, how do we turn inward and what do we look at?

April 23, 2021

8:46

How to remain neutral in political situations? | Sadhguru at JNU | #2

Synopsis: Sadhguru, the next question is, you know JNU is a very, politically, vibrant campus. And it is impossible, or impractical, to be apolitical on this campus. One way or the other, we are labelled to a particular ideology. Right, left, centre. I’ll give you an example. When I came to this campus, I did not get my hostel immediately so a student activist came to me, he...

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... told me to come to his room and I went to his room. When I went there, I saw that there are 7 students already living in his tiny room. So I refused to stay there and I stayed outside the campus. But there is a large section of MA and BA students who stay there. And since they are staying there, it is an obligation to participate in political activities and all. So, if they participate in a political activity, they are labelled to have a particular political ideology. Second example, whenever we give a particular opinion, maybe on campus issues, or national issues, or international issues, we are labelled to have a particular ideology. My question to you, Sadhguru, how can a student remain neutral or free thinking?

Synopsis: Sadhguru, the next question is, you know JNU is a very, politically,...

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... vibrant campus. And it is impossible, or impractical, to be apolitical on this campus. One way or the other, we are labelled to a particular ideology. Right, left, centre. I’ll give you an example. When I came to this campus, I did not get my hostel immediately so a student activist came to me, he told me to come to his room and I went to his room. When I went there, I saw that there are 7 students already living in his tiny room. So I refused to stay there and I stayed outside the campus. But there is a large section of MA and BA students who stay there. And since they are staying there, it is an obligation to participate in political activities and all. So, if they participate in a political activity, they are labelled to have a particular political ideology. Second example, whenever we give a particular opinion, maybe on campus issues, or national issues, or international issues, we are labelled to have a particular ideology. My question to you, Sadhguru, how can a student remain neutral or free thinking?

April 23, 2021

8:22

What is truth? | Sadhguru at JNU | #1

Synopsis: Sadhguru, so the first question is, when we introduce this youth and truth campaign to our students and scholars in JNU, the initial resistance was the very premises of youth and truth campaign. What truth per say is? And who qualifies you to answer all kinds of questions?

Synopsis: Sadhguru, so the first question is, when we introduce this youth and...

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... truth campaign to our students and scholars in JNU, the initial resistance was the very premises of youth and truth campaign. What truth per say is? And who qualifies you to answer all kinds of questions?

April 23, 2021

1:59

How do we break away from a negative pattern and attract a positive one? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kangana Ranaut | #17

Synopsis: My question is that we often tend to attract patterns in our life. The pattern can be good or bad. It can be abusive relationships, it can be successes, it can be failures. So how do we break away from a negative pattern and attract a positive one?

Synopsis: My question is that we often tend to attract patterns in our life. The...

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... pattern can be good or bad. It can be abusive relationships, it can be successes, it can be failures. So how do we break away from a negative pattern and attract a positive one?

April 22, 2021

7:47

I don’t know where I am | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kangana Ranaut | #16

Synopsis: Namaskaram Sadhguru. I would like to bow down with all my knowledge and all my ignorance and how much you mean to me. So my question is very simple. Whenever I go to watch a movie, I’m given a place and I can see the screen in front of me and the voice coming from somewhere and I understand where I am. But when it comes to my life, I don’t know where I see things,...

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... where I hear things. Every night when I go to sleep, I don’t know where I vanish, where I come back from. Something within me is seeing past all these experiences that I have in my life. Having seen it, I can’t figure out where I am. I can’t understand what’s happening. I can see everything, I can feel everything. Whenever my hands get burnt, I understand this feeling, but I don’t understand where it happens. Whenever I do my practices, I can’t figure out where I am Sadhguru.

Synopsis: Namaskaram Sadhguru. I would like to bow down with all my knowledge and...

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... all my ignorance and how much you mean to me. So my question is very simple. Whenever I go to watch a movie, I’m given a place and I can see the screen in front of me and the voice coming from somewhere and I understand where I am. But when it comes to my life, I don’t know where I see things, where I hear things. Every night when I go to sleep, I don’t know where I vanish, where I come back from. Something within me is seeing past all these experiences that I have in my life. Having seen it, I can’t figure out where I am. I can’t understand what’s happening. I can see everything, I can feel everything. Whenever my hands get burnt, I understand this feeling, but I don’t understand where it happens. Whenever I do my practices, I can’t figure out where I am Sadhguru.

April 22, 2021

5:31

Is it pompous of us to think that we can do something for others? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kangana Ranaut | #13

Synopsis: Now my question is, do you think, like you said in the scheme of things, going round and round in this cosmos. Somebody like me, I sometimes feel the things that I want to do and the things that I feel for, is it pompous of us to think that we can do something for others?

Synopsis: Now my question is, do you think, like you said in the scheme of things,...

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... going round and round in this cosmos. Somebody like me, I sometimes feel the things that I want to do and the things that I feel for, is it pompous of us to think that we can do something for others?

April 22, 2021

1:32

How do we develop conscious self-belief? | Sadhguru at IIT Chennai | #12

Synopsis: Sadhguru, you told about clarity. If you go from the literature of self-help, everyone talks about self-belief. But then after some period of time, that self-belief turns to ignorance. So how do we develop conscious self-belief through any process?

Synopsis: Sadhguru, you told about clarity. If you go from the literature of self-help,...

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... everyone talks about self-belief. But then after some period of time, that self-belief turns to ignorance. So how do we develop conscious self-belief through any process?

April 21, 2021

7:07

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

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?

Synopsis:

  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

Synopsis: ...

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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

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