India’s Water Crisis – Mega Disaster Unfolding ! Cauvery Calling – Sadhguru explains the solution
Synopsis: Indian rivers are dying and the country is facing water crisis of mega proportions. Unless we act now, the unfolding disaster will lead to ugly situations. Surely, we don't want to leave such a legacy for our children. Sadhguru addresses a select audience hosted by Vice President India Sh. Venkaiah Naidu and explains Cauvery Calling - a call to action on reversing this disaster. If you care about future...
Synopsis: Indian rivers are dying and the country is facing water crisis of mega proportions. Unless we act now,...
August 10, 2019
Why is the Shahi Snan day in Kumbh Mela so significant?
Synopsis: Without doubt, the Kumbh Mela is the biggest event on this planet, where millions of devotees visit for the holy dip. Sadhguru explains the significance and science behind this event, emanating from profound Yogic wisdom based on deep understanding of the very mechanics of human and all life around us.
Synopsis: Without doubt, the Kumbh Mela is the biggest event on this planet, where millions of devotees visit for...
February 4, 2019
Sadhguru shares a simple model to double India's farmers income, which can catapult Indian economy! He shares that the two biggest challenges for Indian farmers are investment in irrigation, and lack of negotiating power in the market. To address these - he suggests farmers coming together into Farmer-Producer Organizations (FPO) with minimum 10,000 acres of land. Private sector can establish community micro-irrigation for groups of farmers on chargeable basis. Another opportunity for private sector is to convert 'filth to wealth' - using 36 billion liters of sewage from India’s cities and towns, we can micro-irrigate 6 to 9 million hectares. For corporate sector, this is an investment with very substantial returns, both financially and in terms of providing millions of human beings with a life of dignity and prosperity.
Modern science tells us that the entire existence is a reverberation of energy - or in other words - an amalgamation of sounds. The human ear can hear only a small band of the spectrum. But in certain states - Rithambhara Pragna - you can hear the sounds beyond this limited spectrum. The whole existence can be experienced as sound. When sounds are arranged in a certain pattern, they impact our system in a certain way - this is the science of mantras. Indian classical music is a modification of the mantras - where both aesthetics and technical arrangements are important. Indian classical music can activate the chakras and evolve a human being into higher levels of consciousness.
In a Q&A session, Sadhguru explains the essence of Indian Culture and how, in a world, driven with conflicts and crisis, the ancient Yogic sciences can lead the way for individual transformation. We just need willingness to learn and apply these profound technologies to create an ecstatic and balanced inner situation.
Sadhguru says, this feeling of alienation will go away in the next five years. After India's independence, it was a conscious decision to not industrialize the North East region of India, to preserve the pristine nature and the native culture. To a certain extent this resulted in a feeling of alienation. But today, because of technology, everyone aspires to Western ways of life. Now, the government is putting infrastructure in place in North East, and soon, rest of India will be visiting all over the North East, and the feeling of alienation will go away.
Most people these days do not participate in Republic Day parade, or attend any flag hoisting event on Independence Day. The current state of the world is such that the largest segment of humanity that can be addressed is a nation. And a nation is not god-given idea. It is people. So unless the people are inspired into a strong sense of nationhood, the nation can not prosper. The anthem is a way to express and achieve the same.
You can not play a game without involvement - and involvement is the essence of life. And this aspect needs to come into everybody's life. Since 65% of India's population lives in the villages, for India to become a sporting nation - the rural masses have to get involved in sports. Sadhguru requests the senior sports-persons to help bring sport to rural India.
The basis of human civilization is its ability to do agriculture. Transforming mud into food is agriculture. India has over 12,000 years of history of doing agriculture. Sadhguru tells us - around 300 years ago, India was the most industrialized nation on the planet. It is only when the British destroyed it, that people moved into agriculture for subsistence. At the time of independence 77% of the population was into agriculture, and still about 60%. This is an inefficient way - and we need to move them into other trades, crafts and skills. Because in the last 50 years, farmers have moved from subsistence farming to cash crops, their nourishment levels of dropped alarmingly - this is a serious concern. So, organized agriculture at large scale is needed on priority.
Virender Sehwag: Namaskaram Sadhguru! I want to know the truth about our Indian caste system. How can we ensure more inclusiveness and equality? Sadhguru: In ancient times, by maintaining a caste system, skills were transmitted from generation to generation. This was needed for the society to function. Today, the transfer of skill does not happen through family - so the caste system has no relevance anymore. Also, some people have started thinking they are superior to others - and terrible things have been done to a few people. Just abolishing the caste system won't work; but there is a way out - through state provided social security.
Makar Sankranti is famous for its sesame sweets and kite flying. Sadhguru says - "These festivals are a reminder that we need to craft our present and our future in a conscious manner". Sadhguru looks at the significance of this festival of movement, and explains how it is based on a profound understanding of cosmic and human geometry. Sadhguru also elaborates on the significance of the number 108. He says - "The significance of Makar Sankranti is that it is the time to remind yourself that celebrating movement is possible only when there is a taste of stillness within you."
How Can India Become Prosperous?
The Significance of Indian Classical Music, And Activating The Chakras
What can India do to bring about World Harmony and Individual Wellbeing?
Are We Alienating People From North East India?
Gautam Gambhir – Whats The Significance Of Standing Up For Our National Anthem?
Abhinav Bindra – How Can India Become A Sporting Nation?
How Can We Transform Indian Farming?
Virender Sehwag – What is the Basis of Caste System in India? Is it Still Relevant?
What Is The Significance of Makar Sankranti