FILED IN

Be Inspired

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,...

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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,...

show more...
... 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...
    show more...
    ... 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: ...

show more...
...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:...

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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 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...

show more...
... within myself to reach that.  

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

show more...
... 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,...

show more...
... 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 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...

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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?  

Synopsis: ...

show more...
...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...

show more...
... 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

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

Synopsis: ...

show more...
...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....

show more...
... 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,...

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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?  

Synopsis: ...

show more...
...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...

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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...

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

April 19, 2021

8:19

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...

show more...
... 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....

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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

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...

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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...

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

April 18, 2021

8:49

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

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

Synopsis: ...

show more...
...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 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...

show more...
... 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

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...

show more...
... 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

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...

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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 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...

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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

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

Synopsis: ...

show more...
...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...

show more...
... 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 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...

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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: ...

show more...
...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...

show more...
... 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

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

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...

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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

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...

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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

Synopsis: ...

show more...
...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....

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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?  

Synopsis: ...

show more...
...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...

show more...
... 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

Synopsis: ...

show more...
...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,...

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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....

show more...
... 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,...

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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...

show more...
... 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...

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

April 14, 2021

5:41

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

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

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

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

April 14, 2021

7:39

Are we all special? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Juhi Chawla | #5

Synopsis: Sadhguru, when you said about the common person and the special person. I know some teachers have always told us, and why your parents always tell you, that you know, you are special. Each one of us is unique. I remember this part, I’m not sure whether I heard it at your discourse, or in a DVD of yours, it was about people being special and us always thinking that...

show more...
... god knows of us. And you said something like, do you know all the grasshoppers in your garden? So, of course all of us said no. So, you said something like, how does god know each of you then? And I was devastated. Because I always thought somebody up there knows me and I’m special. I’ve been told since I was a kid, you're special, you’re unique, and god cares about you.  

Synopsis: Sadhguru, when you said about the common person and the special person....

show more...
... I know some teachers have always told us, and why your parents always tell you, that you know, you are special. Each one of us is unique. I remember this part, I’m not sure whether I heard it at your discourse, or in a DVD of yours, it was about people being special and us always thinking that god knows of us. And you said something like, do you know all the grasshoppers in your garden? So, of course all of us said no. So, you said something like, how does god know each of you then? And I was devastated. Because I always thought somebody up there knows me and I’m special. I’ve been told since I was a kid, you're special, you’re unique, and god cares about you.  

April 14, 2021

8:34

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

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

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

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

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

April 14, 2021

11:02

Is there a solution no matter how bad things are? | Sadhguru at Harvard Medical School | #4

Synopsis: So, if I understand the answer, it’s a very hopeful answer. Because no matter how bad things look, they present us as a problem we can solve. Is that in the next generation? Is that sort of the point?  

Synopsis: So, if I understand the answer, it’s a very hopeful answer. Because...

show more...
... no matter how bad things look, they present us as a problem we can solve. Is that in the next generation? Is that sort of the point?  

April 12, 2021

6:31

How do we solve the world issues? | Sadhguru at Harvard Medical School | #3

Synopsis: The world has a lot of problems. Right? And, you know, one of the things that we need to solve, we were talking about some of this just as we were sitting down here before the programme started. So we could focus on that one issue, alright? What do we do? How do we use the insights, the understanding, the enlightenment that you have, to go after some of these issues?...

show more...
... Because they’re very real and they threaten us.   

Synopsis: The world has a lot of problems. Right? And, you know, one of the things...

show more...
... that we need to solve, we were talking about some of this just as we were sitting down here before the programme started. So we could focus on that one issue, alright? What do we do? How do we use the insights, the understanding, the enlightenment that you have, to go after some of these issues? Because they’re very real and they threaten us.   

April 12, 2021

16:10

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

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

show more...
... picture?  

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

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

April 12, 2021

11:37

A crash course on time management

Transcript: Time, how to manage? It's too big a thing to manage. Not in your hands. Whether you like it or not, it's sticking away, isn't it? Yes? If you sit here, it's sticking away. If you jump around, it'll tick away. Do whatever you want, it'll tick away, isn't it? But what you can do with yourself, that you can manage. That's nothing to do with the time. So self-management, not time management. Just a few...

show more...
... days ago, I was flying in from India. Normally, it used to be 13 and a half, 14 hours, but now there is some issue that Pakistan is not allowing airplanes to fly over their airspace. So it's taking 16 hours. Because I know all the pilots and I'm a licensed pilot myself, so they let me sit in the cockpit. And I'm interested in what's happening there. So I was talking to them and they said, Sadhguru... I said 14 hours, isn't it guys? And they said, no Sadhguru, 16 hours. It's so long. Then I said, see I'm not complaining because just a century ago if I had to go to United States, it was 60 days. 16 hours, I'm not complaining. I'm okay. I'll sit down, lie down, read something, do something, or talk to you. But I'm not complaining about 16 hours. How did 60 days become 16 hours? Simply because, from a chugging steam engine to a jet engine. Hello? Suddenly, 60 days became 16 hours. So the only way you can take charge of time is by mastering your energies, how they function. If you are functioning like a steam engine, it's a long time. If you're functioning like a jet engine, boom! Right now they're saying the Chinese have developed an airplane where Beijing to New York, you can do it in two hours. They're saying by 2028 they'll have it commercially ready. Two hours. So this is not mastery of time, but consequentially it is mastery of time. If what somebody does in 10 years, if you can do it in one year. If both of you live for 100 years, in terms of impact and profoundness of experience, you lived for a thousand years. Hello? That is the only way you can take charge of time. And one who's taken charge of time, for him the entire universe is a sweetness of compassion. That will be his experience of life once he's taken charge of time.

Transcript: Time, how to manage? It's too big a thing to manage. Not in your hands. Whether you like it or not, it's...

show more...
... sticking away, isn't it? Yes? If you sit here, it's sticking away. If you jump around, it'll tick away. Do whatever you want, it'll tick away, isn't it? But what you can do with yourself, that you can manage. That's nothing to do with the time. So self-management, not time management. Just a few days ago, I was flying in from India. Normally, it used to be 13 and a half, 14 hours, but now there is some issue that Pakistan is not allowing airplanes to fly over their airspace. So it's taking 16 hours. Because I know all the pilots and I'm a licensed pilot myself, so they let me sit in the cockpit. And I'm interested in what's happening there. So I was talking to them and they said, Sadhguru... I said 14 hours, isn't it guys? And they said, no Sadhguru, 16 hours. It's so long. Then I said, see I'm not complaining because just a century ago if I had to go to United States, it was 60 days. 16 hours, I'm not complaining. I'm okay. I'll sit down, lie down, read something, do something, or talk to you. But I'm not complaining about 16 hours. How did 60 days become 16 hours? Simply because, from a chugging steam engine to a jet engine. Hello? Suddenly, 60 days became 16 hours. So the only way you can take charge of time is by mastering your energies, how they function. If you are functioning like a steam engine, it's a long time. If you're functioning like a jet engine, boom! Right now they're saying the Chinese have developed an airplane where Beijing to New York, you can do it in two hours. They're saying by 2028 they'll have it commercially ready. Two hours. So this is not mastery of time, but consequentially it is mastery of time. If what somebody does in 10 years, if you can do it in one year. If both of you live for 100 years, in terms of impact and profoundness of experience, you lived for a thousand years. Hello? That is the only way you can take charge of time. And one who's taken charge of time, for him the entire universe is a sweetness of compassion. That will be his experience of life once he's taken charge of time.

January 12, 2021

3:12

Why is human life so complicated? What is the solution?

Transcript: Once you came here as a human being, life got a little complicated. If you came here like any other creature on this planet, stomach full, life settled. Once you come here as a human being, stomach empty - only one problem, stomach full - 100 problems. So what we're calling as life here is just a certain combination of time and energy. This combo of time and energy, unfortunately, majority of the people...

show more...
... never learn to handle it seamlessly and wonderfully. Hitch after hitch, everything is a problem. If you're a toddler, you have diaper problems. If you become an adolescent, you have hormonal problems. If you become middle aged, there is a crisis. Old age is horrible. Every phase of life, people are seeing it as some kind of a problem. Of course, death is a serious problem. So this combination of time and energy. We must understand the nature of what we're handling. Time, by its own nature, is such you do something it rolls. If you don't do something, it rolls. You don't have to push your damn side. Hello? As you're sitting here, it's rolling away. You're doing a lot of things, it's rolling away. You do nothing, it rolls away. You're awake, it rolls away. You're asleep, it rolls away. But without having mastery over time, nobody can determine the nature of their destiny in their lives. How to grab time? People are talking about time management. Have you ever managed time? As you sit here, it's ticking away. And what's sticking away is not a clock, what's sticking away is our life itself. Hello? Since I walked in, you're two minutes closer to your grave. Yes you are. Me too. This is the nature of time. Whatever you do, do not do, do anything you want, but you're not able to roll it back. It is only rolling forward. It is just that if you are happy, it seems to tick away very fast. If you are miserable, it goes very slowly for you.

Transcript: Once you came here as a human being, life got a little complicated. If you came here like any other creature...

show more...
... on this planet, stomach full, life settled. Once you come here as a human being, stomach empty - only one problem, stomach full - 100 problems. So what we're calling as life here is just a certain combination of time and energy. This combo of time and energy, unfortunately, majority of the people never learn to handle it seamlessly and wonderfully. Hitch after hitch, everything is a problem. If you're a toddler, you have diaper problems. If you become an adolescent, you have hormonal problems. If you become middle aged, there is a crisis. Old age is horrible. Every phase of life, people are seeing it as some kind of a problem. Of course, death is a serious problem. So this combination of time and energy. We must understand the nature of what we're handling. Time, by its own nature, is such you do something it rolls. If you don't do something, it rolls. You don't have to push your damn side. Hello? As you're sitting here, it's rolling away. You're doing a lot of things, it's rolling away. You do nothing, it rolls away. You're awake, it rolls away. You're asleep, it rolls away. But without having mastery over time, nobody can determine the nature of their destiny in their lives. How to grab time? People are talking about time management. Have you ever managed time? As you sit here, it's ticking away. And what's sticking away is not a clock, what's sticking away is our life itself. Hello? Since I walked in, you're two minutes closer to your grave. Yes you are. Me too. This is the nature of time. Whatever you do, do not do, do anything you want, but you're not able to roll it back. It is only rolling forward. It is just that if you are happy, it seems to tick away very fast. If you are miserable, it goes very slowly for you.

January 11, 2021

3:24

The root cause of your suffering

Transcript: You're suffering your bondages, you're chained to something you're suffering that, understandable. But, you're suffering because you're free. Most human beings are suffering because they're free. They're always trying to bind themselves to something or somebody all the time because freedom scares them, because freedom is a pathless, path freedom is an open terrain, there's no fixed line. Because there...

show more...
... is no fixed pathway, most people feel terrified. But, the highest value in human life is freedom, isn't it so? Hello? In this culture, the highest value in this culture is not god, not heaven. Mukti, moksha, liberation, freedom is the highest value established, that no matter what you do, you must seek mukti. You can do whatever you do with your life, but all that process should be towards your liberation, you must be moving towards higher and higher levels of freedom on a daily basis. Otherwise your life is not worth it because you're getting entangled with the process of life. Even if you go to heaven, it's an entanglement. See, I'm sure before you joined IIT, you're still keeping Bombay, right? I see. Before you joined IIT, when you have written your, you know, whatever entrance tests and stuff, only thing is somehow I want to get in, I want to get in. Because it's like heaven, entering heaven. No matter what, I want to get in. That's the only thing I want. After you get in, see how many problems. I'm asking you a simple question, being on this planet, do you have any proof that you are not already in heaven and making a mess out of it? Do you have any proof? Suppose you took off from the solar system and looked down at the solar system, whatever these 12-14 planets and satellites and works. Does planet earth definitely look like a heavenly body among all these? Yes or no? So you are already on heaven and making a mess out of it and now you want to go to another heaven. This culture does not value heaven, does not value god, values only freedom. We want to be even free from the creation and the creator. Mukti, moksha is the ultimate value because this is not a philosophical value, this is not a religious value, this is something every life is longing for. Only thing is, most human beings are short-sighted that they long for it in installments.

Transcript: You're suffering your bondages, you're chained to something you're suffering that, understandable. But,...

show more...
... you're suffering because you're free. Most human beings are suffering because they're free. They're always trying to bind themselves to something or somebody all the time because freedom scares them, because freedom is a pathless, path freedom is an open terrain, there's no fixed line. Because there is no fixed pathway, most people feel terrified. But, the highest value in human life is freedom, isn't it so? Hello? In this culture, the highest value in this culture is not god, not heaven. Mukti, moksha, liberation, freedom is the highest value established, that no matter what you do, you must seek mukti. You can do whatever you do with your life, but all that process should be towards your liberation, you must be moving towards higher and higher levels of freedom on a daily basis. Otherwise your life is not worth it because you're getting entangled with the process of life. Even if you go to heaven, it's an entanglement. See, I'm sure before you joined IIT, you're still keeping Bombay, right? I see. Before you joined IIT, when you have written your, you know, whatever entrance tests and stuff, only thing is somehow I want to get in, I want to get in. Because it's like heaven, entering heaven. No matter what, I want to get in. That's the only thing I want. After you get in, see how many problems. I'm asking you a simple question, being on this planet, do you have any proof that you are not already in heaven and making a mess out of it? Do you have any proof? Suppose you took off from the solar system and looked down at the solar system, whatever these 12-14 planets and satellites and works. Does planet earth definitely look like a heavenly body among all these? Yes or no? So you are already on heaven and making a mess out of it and now you want to go to another heaven. This culture does not value heaven, does not value god, values only freedom. We want to be even free from the creation and the creator. Mukti, moksha is the ultimate value because this is not a philosophical value, this is not a religious value, this is something every life is longing for. Only thing is, most human beings are short-sighted that they long for it in installments.

January 10, 2021

3:38

Powerful 10 minute practice before sleeping

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

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

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

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

January 8, 2021

1:32

What is the role of our biological identity? | Sadhguru at Columbia University | #12

Synopsis: My question is actually also about identity. You’ve spoken about the need or benefit of detaching from a biological identity. And I’m curious, I think there’s a lot of people in the room and this question came up again and again. If somebody wants to act positively in society, there’s an instinct to start from the biological community, from the people that you...

show more...
... identify with biologically. And since you’ve spoken about that need to detach from that identity, where do you suggest like, what’s the alternative to starting from that biological community? And maybe I’ve understood you the wrong way.  

Synopsis: My question is actually also about identity. You’ve spoken about the...

show more...
... need or benefit of detaching from a biological identity. And I’m curious, I think there’s a lot of people in the room and this question came up again and again. If somebody wants to act positively in society, there’s an instinct to start from the biological community, from the people that you identify with biologically. And since you’ve spoken about that need to detach from that identity, where do you suggest like, what’s the alternative to starting from that biological community? And maybe I’ve understood you the wrong way.  

January 7, 2021

4:58

What advice would you give someone with healing gifts?| Sadhguru at Columbia University | #11

Synopsis: What advice would you give someone with healing gifts? Someone who can help people create miracles in their lives to grow in service to the world.  

Synopsis: What advice would you give someone with healing gifts? Someone who can...

show more...
... help people create miracles in their lives to grow in service to the world.  

January 7, 2021

7:18

How do religion and sexuality play a role in justice? | Sadhguru at Columbia University | #5

Synopsis: So, I understand, you know, the pursuit of freedom and justice. But oftentimes what I’ve dealt with in regards to religion, I grew up Catholic, I’m Catholic, is it’s view and limited acceptance of the lgbtq community. And the fact that I am lgbtq, and just trying to understand how I fit in. And oftentimes I was not accepted. It depended on how progressive a church...

show more...
... was. How do you see religion playing a role in justice? In being more tolerable, compassionate towards people from different sexualities.  

Synopsis: So, I understand, you know, the pursuit of freedom and justice. But oftentimes...

show more...
... what I’ve dealt with in regards to religion, I grew up Catholic, I’m Catholic, is it’s view and limited acceptance of the lgbtq community. And the fact that I am lgbtq, and just trying to understand how I fit in. And oftentimes I was not accepted. It depended on how progressive a church was. How do you see religion playing a role in justice? In being more tolerable, compassionate towards people from different sexualities.  

January 7, 2021

3:41

Nothing Found

Nothing Found


Scroll to top