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Competition is good

Transcript: Namaskaram Sadhguru. So, I'm saying that the idea of competition is so much ingrained in our minds. Not even at the school level, but even at the postgraduate level. Or any aspect of our lives, that it creates a lot of unnecessary stress, so what can be really done about this? Competition is a good thing. If you're incompetent and you're in competition, you will feel stressed. If you want to be in...

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... a competitive situation, the thing is you have to work on your competence. Right now the problem is, you're tweaking your desire, you're not tweaking your comptenece. This is what has to happen, that we must teach children to tweak their competence, not their desire. We're calling this ambition, we're calling this goal-orientedness. Ambition means what, you tweaked up your desire. You'll suffer invariably. If you tweaked up your competence, you will see, wherever you go you're doing better than what people expect you to do. So naturally, things will go well for you. Competition is not the bad thing. Lack of competence is the bad thing. We must understand this. In this country, this is very important because we still think our education is cooked in heaven. Because people tell me temples are crowded just before the examination. Just the wrong place to be. Just the wrong place to be. When your examination is coming, you sitting in the temple is just the wrong place to be. In the vacation you sat in the temple, great. So instead of competence, we have big desires. If you focus enough on enhancing your competence, you will see there is such joy in breaking limitations everyday and becoming something better. You don't care a damn how somebody else is doing. Yes? If everyday, if you're breaking limitations, if you're breaking the limitations of who you are. If your competence you're working constantly to expand, you don't even have the time to look at somebody. How is he doing. Because this is such a great thing happening within you. So please focus on your competence. Competition you don't bother. If you're good, you'll be on the top. Otherwise, you'll be somewhere. It's okay.

Transcript: Namaskaram Sadhguru. So, I'm saying that the idea of competition is so much ingrained in our minds. Not...

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... even at the school level, but even at the postgraduate level. Or any aspect of our lives, that it creates a lot of unnecessary stress, so what can be really done about this? Competition is a good thing. If you're incompetent and you're in competition, you will feel stressed. If you want to be in a competitive situation, the thing is you have to work on your competence. Right now the problem is, you're tweaking your desire, you're not tweaking your comptenece. This is what has to happen, that we must teach children to tweak their competence, not their desire. We're calling this ambition, we're calling this goal-orientedness. Ambition means what, you tweaked up your desire. You'll suffer invariably. If you tweaked up your competence, you will see, wherever you go you're doing better than what people expect you to do. So naturally, things will go well for you. Competition is not the bad thing. Lack of competence is the bad thing. We must understand this. In this country, this is very important because we still think our education is cooked in heaven. Because people tell me temples are crowded just before the examination. Just the wrong place to be. Just the wrong place to be. When your examination is coming, you sitting in the temple is just the wrong place to be. In the vacation you sat in the temple, great. So instead of competence, we have big desires. If you focus enough on enhancing your competence, you will see there is such joy in breaking limitations everyday and becoming something better. You don't care a damn how somebody else is doing. Yes? If everyday, if you're breaking limitations, if you're breaking the limitations of who you are. If your competence you're working constantly to expand, you don't even have the time to look at somebody. How is he doing. Because this is such a great thing happening within you. So please focus on your competence. Competition you don't bother. If you're good, you'll be on the top. Otherwise, you'll be somewhere. It's okay.

September 28, 2020

3:14

How to overcome fear of suffering? The first step to become successful

Transcript: If you try to control the variety of situations that may pop up in your face tomorrow morning, all that'll happen is, you will become a very limited life. You would step out into the world and do whatever that needs to be done only if you have an assurance, no matter what you walk into, you will not lose yourself. You will walk full stride, otherwise you'll only be half a step. Most human beings are...

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... half steps because the fear of suffering. If this happens, what'll happen to me? If that happens, what'll happen to me? If you're well-managed within yourself, you know how to manage your thought. You know how to manage your emotion. You know how to manage your body, your chemistry, your energy. If you know how to manage all this, what does it matter if you walk into hell, I'm asking. If you're well-managed, if you are a heaven within you, what does it matter where you go? Hell also will be an interesting place to go. But, if you're ill-managed, then you want to be in a nice place all the time. You will not step out into anything. I'm not saying this is wrong. This is against nature, because in nature every life is aspiring to be as much as it can be, isn't it? Every life is naturally aspiring. This is not a philosophy, this is not an ideology that you must do this or that. It is natural and intrinsic for every life that it will do as much as it can. From an earthworm, from a worm, to an insect, to a bird, to an animal, to a tree. Every one of them is trying to be full-fledged life. If you go against this simply because of the fear of suffering, then all possibilities of exploring the nature of being human, the tremendous immensity of being human is just lost upon humanity. Today, you will see this everywhere, when people say, "I am only human," they are talking about the limitations of being human. They're not talking about the possibilities of being human, isn't it? When, if we are the most intelligent species on the planet, if we are the most capable species on the planet, should we be talking about our possibilities, or should we be talking about our limitations? Whenever anybody writes or says, "Oh we are human," they are always referring to their limitations, never to the possibilities of being human. This is because the most fundamental things have not been taught in our education systems. How to handle your thought and your emotion. The reason why people have not even learnt to manage their thought and emotion, by the time you're 10 you should have learnt it. At 60, people still don't know how to manage their thought and emotion. They're standing up like ghosts in their life. They don't need anybody's help. They can go on endlessly creating suffering for themselves.

Transcript: If you try to control the variety of situations that may pop up in your face tomorrow morning, all that'll...

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... happen is, you will become a very limited life. You would step out into the world and do whatever that needs to be done only if you have an assurance, no matter what you walk into, you will not lose yourself. You will walk full stride, otherwise you'll only be half a step. Most human beings are half steps because the fear of suffering. If this happens, what'll happen to me? If that happens, what'll happen to me? If you're well-managed within yourself, you know how to manage your thought. You know how to manage your emotion. You know how to manage your body, your chemistry, your energy. If you know how to manage all this, what does it matter if you walk into hell, I'm asking. If you're well-managed, if you are a heaven within you, what does it matter where you go? Hell also will be an interesting place to go. But, if you're ill-managed, then you want to be in a nice place all the time. You will not step out into anything. I'm not saying this is wrong. This is against nature, because in nature every life is aspiring to be as much as it can be, isn't it? Every life is naturally aspiring. This is not a philosophy, this is not an ideology that you must do this or that. It is natural and intrinsic for every life that it will do as much as it can. From an earthworm, from a worm, to an insect, to a bird, to an animal, to a tree. Every one of them is trying to be full-fledged life. If you go against this simply because of the fear of suffering, then all possibilities of exploring the nature of being human, the tremendous immensity of being human is just lost upon humanity. Today, you will see this everywhere, when people say, "I am only human," they are talking about the limitations of being human. They're not talking about the possibilities of being human, isn't it? When, if we are the most intelligent species on the planet, if we are the most capable species on the planet, should we be talking about our possibilities, or should we be talking about our limitations? Whenever anybody writes or says, "Oh we are human," they are always referring to their limitations, never to the possibilities of being human. This is because the most fundamental things have not been taught in our education systems. How to handle your thought and your emotion. The reason why people have not even learnt to manage their thought and emotion, by the time you're 10 you should have learnt it. At 60, people still don't know how to manage their thought and emotion. They're standing up like ghosts in their life. They don't need anybody's help. They can go on endlessly creating suffering for themselves.

September 25, 2020

3:35

Language impacts intelligence – the significance of Indian languages

Transcript: The fanatic range that is there in Indian languages is such, it stimulates every aspect of who you are. English language has a very narrow fanatic range. So this ability to use sounds to stimulate and trigger one's intelligence and energy within ourselves is something that we should not give up. Every child must know one more language other than English. Whatever that is, because anyway, our states...

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... are divided on linguistic basis. So in that state whatever the language is, they must know. We should not kill these languages because it's taken thousands of years to create it. This is our national pride, that we have the maximum number of languages. If we had to create these many languages, see we must understand this. For example, let's say, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. Tamil Nadu and Kerela. There are no geographical separation. There are no oceans between these states. There are no mountain ranges clearly demarcating and separating the populations for a long time. But though they lived here for thousands of years, they kept their language, these people kept their language. It's so beautiful. When they went to trade and transact, they learnt the other language. But, they always kept their language. But today, the new generations are losing their language so rapidly. It's very important, all of you at least in your homes with your children and wherever possible. There must be a certain amount of time where we must use the local language. It's very important. We will regret this deeply after a couple of generations if we don't take care of it now. Because you can't bring back a language. You can kill it, but you can't breathe life into it. It's very difficult.

Transcript: The fanatic range that is there in Indian languages is such, it stimulates every aspect of who you are....

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... English language has a very narrow fanatic range. So this ability to use sounds to stimulate and trigger one's intelligence and energy within ourselves is something that we should not give up. Every child must know one more language other than English. Whatever that is, because anyway, our states are divided on linguistic basis. So in that state whatever the language is, they must know. We should not kill these languages because it's taken thousands of years to create it. This is our national pride, that we have the maximum number of languages. If we had to create these many languages, see we must understand this. For example, let's say, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. Tamil Nadu and Kerela. There are no geographical separation. There are no oceans between these states. There are no mountain ranges clearly demarcating and separating the populations for a long time. But though they lived here for thousands of years, they kept their language, these people kept their language. It's so beautiful. When they went to trade and transact, they learnt the other language. But, they always kept their language. But today, the new generations are losing their language so rapidly. It's very important, all of you at least in your homes with your children and wherever possible. There must be a certain amount of time where we must use the local language. It's very important. We will regret this deeply after a couple of generations if we don't take care of it now. Because you can't bring back a language. You can kill it, but you can't breathe life into it. It's very difficult.

September 16, 2020

2:19

One easy way to avoid friction with people

Transcript: I see this happening everyday. Well, in the world in a big way. But even among our own people. A whole lot of people. Not a small percentage, a large percentage of people. They will do something. Something has to be done, let's say, some task. It doesn't happen. When it doesn't happen, the initial instinct is, it's because of her it didn't happen, it's because of him it didn't happen. But we have largely...

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... cured that for our people. That they can't point fingers at anybody. You will see a whole lot of people will look for some metaphysical reason as to why it did not happen. From day 1, from day 1 of inner engineering, even from the free introductory, only one thing that we have been trying to nail into your head is, if something is not working, obviously it's not done well. Hello? Yes. Something is not done well. Maybe you're not able to figure it right now, that's not the point. But, something is not working. Something did not work the way it should. We obviously did not do something right. But people look for metaphysical solutions. So you must understand this. If everything that you try to do is becoming frictious, friction is happening. Obviously you're the sandpaper. You know what's a sandpaper? I'll ask them to provide you a sandpaper, a small piece. Everyday whenever you have friction with somebody, just scrape your skin somewhere. So if you don't cure yourself quickly, you won't have any skin left. When you don't have any skin left, then you will not touch anything. You will not create, you will not look for any friction. First come to your senses. Friction is happening means, wherever you go friction is happening. Obviously it's you. One simple thing you can do to reduce friction is, I've told you many times but you've not done this is, whatever you're saying in a day, or in an hour, or in a minute, how many words per minute are you uttering? Bring it down to 50%. Still do the same work. You will see a whole lot of friction will go down simply because you're not blabbering. Yes. And, we've been trying to train you. Whatever you see, whether you see a man, woman, child, cow, donkey. Donkey also. You do. No. How will friction not happen? It will happen.

Transcript: I see this happening everyday. Well, in the world in a big way. But even among our own people. A whole...

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... lot of people. Not a small percentage, a large percentage of people. They will do something. Something has to be done, let's say, some task. It doesn't happen. When it doesn't happen, the initial instinct is, it's because of her it didn't happen, it's because of him it didn't happen. But we have largely cured that for our people. That they can't point fingers at anybody. You will see a whole lot of people will look for some metaphysical reason as to why it did not happen. From day 1, from day 1 of inner engineering, even from the free introductory, only one thing that we have been trying to nail into your head is, if something is not working, obviously it's not done well. Hello? Yes. Something is not done well. Maybe you're not able to figure it right now, that's not the point. But, something is not working. Something did not work the way it should. We obviously did not do something right. But people look for metaphysical solutions. So you must understand this. If everything that you try to do is becoming frictious, friction is happening. Obviously you're the sandpaper. You know what's a sandpaper? I'll ask them to provide you a sandpaper, a small piece. Everyday whenever you have friction with somebody, just scrape your skin somewhere. So if you don't cure yourself quickly, you won't have any skin left. When you don't have any skin left, then you will not touch anything. You will not create, you will not look for any friction. First come to your senses. Friction is happening means, wherever you go friction is happening. Obviously it's you. One simple thing you can do to reduce friction is, I've told you many times but you've not done this is, whatever you're saying in a day, or in an hour, or in a minute, how many words per minute are you uttering? Bring it down to 50%. Still do the same work. You will see a whole lot of friction will go down simply because you're not blabbering. Yes. And, we've been trying to train you. Whatever you see, whether you see a man, woman, child, cow, donkey. Donkey also. You do. No. How will friction not happen? It will happen.

September 15, 2020

3:54

Is there anything wrong in being ambitious? How ambitious should I be?

Transcript: Hi. I'm Ranveer Singh and I want to know the truth about ambition. I find myself to be ambitious. And sometimes I wonder is it a good thing? Is it a bad thing? How is it affecting me? How is it affecting other people? Well, Ranveer is saying he's very ambitious. But fortunately, he's still kept his playfulness in his ambition. Because generally ambitious people become. In the beginning they carry a...

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... constipated face. As life progresses they will become grave. Practicing the final pose. All their life. Because you make up something in your mind, which you call as ambition, it's just a thought. Now, you put so much of your life energy into it that your very life becomes about that one thought that you have. Believe me, no thought is worth investing your entire life. No thought. Essentially, right from kindergarten, teachers and parents are keying children up. You must be number 1, the lowest number in the number system. And this number 1 slowly translates into ambition. It may take on various forms, but essentially, number 1 will remain in the scheme of ambition. But, the reason why people take to ambition is, they do not know how else to propel themselves to success. How to propel myself to success without fixing a goal. This is the fundamental question. Is ambition right or wrong? It's neither right nor wrong. It's just very limited, because what ambition can you have. Whatever you know right now, maybe multiplied by 10 is your ambition. If you're very brave, you will multiply by 100. If you're little foolhardy, you will multiply it by a million. But, it's just an expansion of what you already know. You cannot have an ambition about something that you do not know at all. If absolutely new possibilities need to happen in one's life, above all, if human genius has to unfold, it is very important that we do not create an ambitious world. But, we create a very joyful and involved world. If you are very joyful and absolutely involved in whatever you're doing, depending upon the capacities that are there within us, we will go as far as we can go.

Transcript: Hi. I'm Ranveer Singh and I want to know the truth about ambition. I find myself to be ambitious. And...

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... sometimes I wonder is it a good thing? Is it a bad thing? How is it affecting me? How is it affecting other people? Well, Ranveer is saying he's very ambitious. But fortunately, he's still kept his playfulness in his ambition. Because generally ambitious people become. In the beginning they carry a constipated face. As life progresses they will become grave. Practicing the final pose. All their life. Because you make up something in your mind, which you call as ambition, it's just a thought. Now, you put so much of your life energy into it that your very life becomes about that one thought that you have. Believe me, no thought is worth investing your entire life. No thought. Essentially, right from kindergarten, teachers and parents are keying children up. You must be number 1, the lowest number in the number system. And this number 1 slowly translates into ambition. It may take on various forms, but essentially, number 1 will remain in the scheme of ambition. But, the reason why people take to ambition is, they do not know how else to propel themselves to success. How to propel myself to success without fixing a goal. This is the fundamental question. Is ambition right or wrong? It's neither right nor wrong. It's just very limited, because what ambition can you have. Whatever you know right now, maybe multiplied by 10 is your ambition. If you're very brave, you will multiply by 100. If you're little foolhardy, you will multiply it by a million. But, it's just an expansion of what you already know. You cannot have an ambition about something that you do not know at all. If absolutely new possibilities need to happen in one's life, above all, if human genius has to unfold, it is very important that we do not create an ambitious world. But, we create a very joyful and involved world. If you are very joyful and absolutely involved in whatever you're doing, depending upon the capacities that are there within us, we will go as far as we can go.

September 14, 2020

4:06

Can jealousy be a motivator to achieve success?

Transcript: Sadhguru, jealousy is always considered as a really cynical emotion. But, to be honest, for me it has worked so well. What did you get to do well? It motivates me. So, everytime my friend learns something new, I just get this innate urge to perform better. And, it's probably why I've landed up in my dream college. So, do you think that jealousy is actually a negative emotion? Or does it motivate you...

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... to do better? See, these days, fortunately it's gone. When we were growing up, especially Diwali is coming. When Diwali comes, in small towns, one of the fun that people have is, they will make a can full of the firecrackers and tie it to a donkey's tail. When it goes dum, dum, dum, poor donkey runs all over the place, faster than a horse. You think that's the way to motivate life? There are better, and more intelligent ways of doing things. Well, when you feel like your tail is burning you may run. People always use this thing. If a dog is chasing you, you will run the fastest. But Mr. Bolt, you know Mr. Bolt. He did not run because his tail is on fire. He runs because he prepared his legs and lungs in such a way, whichever way he runs he's faster than everybody. Hello? Isn't that the way to run? You want to run because a dog is chasing you, you want to run because your tail is on fire, is it the way you want to run? No. That's not a pleasant way to run. See, one thing is important, that you run fast. Another thing is that your experience of running is fantastic. Isn't that important? Hello? Yes. Well, you got into your dream college. But it would be hell three years, three years of hell. Who knows? Is it not important that these three years are a fantastic experience for you? Not important? Running is not the only important thing. How you experience it, what comes out of it tomorrow. Suppose we ran because our tail is on fire, now we understand. The only way to make people run is to set their tails on fire. How much damage we will cause to everybody. And I've seen these donkeys running faster than a race horse because they're terrified. That's not the way to run. Please don't do that to yourself, not anymore. Okay?

Transcript: Sadhguru, jealousy is always considered as a really cynical emotion. But, to be honest, for me it has...

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... worked so well. What did you get to do well? It motivates me. So, everytime my friend learns something new, I just get this innate urge to perform better. And, it's probably why I've landed up in my dream college. So, do you think that jealousy is actually a negative emotion? Or does it motivate you to do better? See, these days, fortunately it's gone. When we were growing up, especially Diwali is coming. When Diwali comes, in small towns, one of the fun that people have is, they will make a can full of the firecrackers and tie it to a donkey's tail. When it goes dum, dum, dum, poor donkey runs all over the place, faster than a horse. You think that's the way to motivate life? There are better, and more intelligent ways of doing things. Well, when you feel like your tail is burning you may run. People always use this thing. If a dog is chasing you, you will run the fastest. But Mr. Bolt, you know Mr. Bolt. He did not run because his tail is on fire. He runs because he prepared his legs and lungs in such a way, whichever way he runs he's faster than everybody. Hello? Isn't that the way to run? You want to run because a dog is chasing you, you want to run because your tail is on fire, is it the way you want to run? No. That's not a pleasant way to run. See, one thing is important, that you run fast. Another thing is that your experience of running is fantastic. Isn't that important? Hello? Yes. Well, you got into your dream college. But it would be hell three years, three years of hell. Who knows? Is it not important that these three years are a fantastic experience for you? Not important? Running is not the only important thing. How you experience it, what comes out of it tomorrow. Suppose we ran because our tail is on fire, now we understand. The only way to make people run is to set their tails on fire. How much damage we will cause to everybody. And I've seen these donkeys running faster than a race horse because they're terrified. That's not the way to run. Please don't do that to yourself, not anymore. Okay?

September 10, 2020

3:22

How to overcome self doubt

Transcript: I think a lot of kids and, having grown up as well, there have been a lot of questions in my head in terms of myself. My capabilities and my abilities. Something called self-doubt is definitely something that has been an issue that I have probably faced and overcome. But, I would also like to know what your view on this is. How does one overcome self-doubt? Especially as a youngster. Namaskaram Regina....

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... I'm glad you're growing up. I know everybody is telling you, "Believe in yourself, believe in yourself." I would say, please doubt yourself. Whatever is going right or wrong in your life, first thing is to see maybe it's me who caused this. Look at it carefully. If it's not you, then look at others. The so-called confident idiots are stepping on everybody's everything and walking. Self-belief, or any kind of belief will bring you confidence without clarity. The level of damage that's happened to this planet, and to life around us, everything is because of confidence without clarity. If you had little doubt about what you're doing, you would think 10 times before you do something. Isn't it? And that would be a sensible world. I want everybody to have some self-doubt. Anyway, coming to physiological and psychological growth. When we say growing up, there are many dimensions to a human being. There's physiological growth, there's psychological growth, there is emotional and other dimensions of growth in a human being. Most of the time, we measure growth physiologically and the next possibility is psychologically. The body is a very tangible element. So it grows at a certain pace. In some people it's mildly faster or slower, but it grows at a certain pace. But, the psychological dimension of who you are is not such a tangible process. It's an intangible process. More flexible, more mobile, or nebulous. So it should be able to grow well ahead of your physiological process. If growth pangs, if people are having, it is mainly because their psychological growth is not one step, at least, ahead of their physiological growth. So, though the same things have happened to trillions of people on this planet forever, still it looks like it's happening for the first time in the universe and they're surprised and they're shocked and many things. This is just because their psychological growth is behind their physiological growth. This is very important. In a society, we create a situation where every child is psychologically at least one step ahead of their physiological growth. If you do this, just this one thing in your life, you will see, whether it is adolescence, or middle age, or old age, you will not be surprised by anything. You know how to deal with it, you know how to handle it. And there'll be no shocks. And up he veils in your life for simple processes.

Transcript: I think a lot of kids and, having grown up as well, there have been a lot of questions in my head in...

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... terms of myself. My capabilities and my abilities. Something called self-doubt is definitely something that has been an issue that I have probably faced and overcome. But, I would also like to know what your view on this is. How does one overcome self-doubt? Especially as a youngster. Namaskaram Regina. I'm glad you're growing up. I know everybody is telling you, "Believe in yourself, believe in yourself." I would say, please doubt yourself. Whatever is going right or wrong in your life, first thing is to see maybe it's me who caused this. Look at it carefully. If it's not you, then look at others. The so-called confident idiots are stepping on everybody's everything and walking. Self-belief, or any kind of belief will bring you confidence without clarity. The level of damage that's happened to this planet, and to life around us, everything is because of confidence without clarity. If you had little doubt about what you're doing, you would think 10 times before you do something. Isn't it? And that would be a sensible world. I want everybody to have some self-doubt. Anyway, coming to physiological and psychological growth. When we say growing up, there are many dimensions to a human being. There's physiological growth, there's psychological growth, there is emotional and other dimensions of growth in a human being. Most of the time, we measure growth physiologically and the next possibility is psychologically. The body is a very tangible element. So it grows at a certain pace. In some people it's mildly faster or slower, but it grows at a certain pace. But, the psychological dimension of who you are is not such a tangible process. It's an intangible process. More flexible, more mobile, or nebulous. So it should be able to grow well ahead of your physiological process. If growth pangs, if people are having, it is mainly because their psychological growth is not one step, at least, ahead of their physiological growth. So, though the same things have happened to trillions of people on this planet forever, still it looks like it's happening for the first time in the universe and they're surprised and they're shocked and many things. This is just because their psychological growth is behind their physiological growth. This is very important. In a society, we create a situation where every child is psychologically at least one step ahead of their physiological growth. If you do this, just this one thing in your life, you will see, whether it is adolescence, or middle age, or old age, you will not be surprised by anything. You know how to deal with it, you know how to handle it. And there'll be no shocks. And up he veils in your life for simple processes.

September 6, 2020

3:51

Overcome anxiety – Do this and you will never be anxious meeting new people

Transcript: You have heard of a word called yoga. When I say yoga, you're immediately thinking of twisting yourself. No. The word yoga means union. Union means. See in your perception of life, there is you, and there is the world. So it is you versus the universe, actually. You versus the universe is a bad competition to get into. Hello? Do you have any chance of winning this? You get into competition with the...

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... universe, is there a chance to win this competition? No, you don't compete with the universe. So we found a way called yoga. Yoga means union. That means, consciously you obliterate the boundaries of your individuality. So there is no such thing as you and the universe, it feels like one. You need to do little bit of yoga, otherwise your mind will get twisted out with all kinds of ideas, emotions, and opinions. If you open it up a little bit, if you obliterate your boundaries of your individuality, it's very easy. Because, when you sit here, you see this person as a part of yourself. You have no nonsense about this one. Whether it's a man, or a woman, or a child, or an animal. You have no problem. With everything you will communicate absolutely because you have opened up your boundaries. If you have concretized your boundaries. This is me, this is me. Then with this you'll always have a problem. If it's a man, it's one kind of problem. If it's a woman, another kind of problem. It's an animal, another kind of problem. So it's time, you work upon bringing yourself to ease. Not just with other people, just with life. The life that you are must be at ease. If you are not at ease, you will never realize your full potential. Above all, in every human being, there is a certain genius. But 99% of the people live and die without ever opening up the genius within themselves. If it has to open up, if the true potential within you has to open up, your life should come to ease. There is a whole science and technology called yoga. Not just twisting and turning. Approaching how to handle your body, how to handle your chemistry, how to handle your energies, how to handle your mental fluctuations. If you bring this to a certain level, you're at ease. When you're at ease, whether there's this person, that person, animal, devil. Whoever comes, you're at ease. You being at ease is most important. Otherwise, you will not experience life the way it is. In agitation, everything is distorted.

Transcript: You have heard of a word called yoga. When I say yoga, you're immediately thinking of twisting yourself....

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... No. The word yoga means union. Union means. See in your perception of life, there is you, and there is the world. So it is you versus the universe, actually. You versus the universe is a bad competition to get into. Hello? Do you have any chance of winning this? You get into competition with the universe, is there a chance to win this competition? No, you don't compete with the universe. So we found a way called yoga. Yoga means union. That means, consciously you obliterate the boundaries of your individuality. So there is no such thing as you and the universe, it feels like one. You need to do little bit of yoga, otherwise your mind will get twisted out with all kinds of ideas, emotions, and opinions. If you open it up a little bit, if you obliterate your boundaries of your individuality, it's very easy. Because, when you sit here, you see this person as a part of yourself. You have no nonsense about this one. Whether it's a man, or a woman, or a child, or an animal. You have no problem. With everything you will communicate absolutely because you have opened up your boundaries. If you have concretized your boundaries. This is me, this is me. Then with this you'll always have a problem. If it's a man, it's one kind of problem. If it's a woman, another kind of problem. It's an animal, another kind of problem. So it's time, you work upon bringing yourself to ease. Not just with other people, just with life. The life that you are must be at ease. If you are not at ease, you will never realize your full potential. Above all, in every human being, there is a certain genius. But 99% of the people live and die without ever opening up the genius within themselves. If it has to open up, if the true potential within you has to open up, your life should come to ease. There is a whole science and technology called yoga. Not just twisting and turning. Approaching how to handle your body, how to handle your chemistry, how to handle your energies, how to handle your mental fluctuations. If you bring this to a certain level, you're at ease. When you're at ease, whether there's this person, that person, animal, devil. Whoever comes, you're at ease. You being at ease is most important. Otherwise, you will not experience life the way it is. In agitation, everything is distorted.

September 4, 2020

3:19

How to choose the best career option?

Transcript: For every one of you, your life is precious, isn't it? Hello? It's a precious life. If something is precious, where do you want to invest this life? Into what do you want to invest this precious life? If this is a worthless life throw it somewhere. If this is a precious life, what do you want to invest this life into? If you look at it this way, you will find something truly worthwhile to do. If you...

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... think in terms of, how to earn a living, how to get this kind of thing, that kind of thing, then you will do something silly that you will regret for the rest of your life. Most people are a regret. That's why they are going around joylessly because they're not doing what they want to do. They're not creating what really matters to them. They're doing something for a living. Earning a living is not a big deal for a human being. Every creature, every worm, insect, bird, animal, is earning their living, isn't it so? With such a big brain, what is a big deal about earning a living? But, unfortunately, because of 10-20 generations of poverty in this country, because of external occupations and invations and stuff. Because of that people have gotten into this mood, how to earn a living, how to earn a living. Parents are constantly grilling their children, how will you earn your living? With such a big brain, when an earthworm can earn its living, such a big brain, is earning a living an issue? No. What is it that you're going to create? This precious life, where are you going to invest it? Are you going to invest in something that's truly worthwhile? Or are you going to throw it away as a worthless thing? This is the important thing. So, one thing that every young person should do is, without the influence of the peers of your own age group, without the influence of your professors and your parents, without any kind of influence, somewhere you must stay by yourself. At least for 2-3 days. And look at it. What is it that I want to invest this precious life into. What is it that will be worthwhile today, and worthwhile after 50 years for me to invest myself into? You invest your life into that. Whatever it is. However small, big, it doesn't matter. If you see that this is something truly worthwhile and you invest your life in that, this will be a life of fulfilment.

Transcript: For every one of you, your life is precious, isn't it? Hello? It's a precious life. If something is precious,...

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... where do you want to invest this life? Into what do you want to invest this precious life? If this is a worthless life throw it somewhere. If this is a precious life, what do you want to invest this life into? If you look at it this way, you will find something truly worthwhile to do. If you think in terms of, how to earn a living, how to get this kind of thing, that kind of thing, then you will do something silly that you will regret for the rest of your life. Most people are a regret. That's why they are going around joylessly because they're not doing what they want to do. They're not creating what really matters to them. They're doing something for a living. Earning a living is not a big deal for a human being. Every creature, every worm, insect, bird, animal, is earning their living, isn't it so? With such a big brain, what is a big deal about earning a living? But, unfortunately, because of 10-20 generations of poverty in this country, because of external occupations and invations and stuff. Because of that people have gotten into this mood, how to earn a living, how to earn a living. Parents are constantly grilling their children, how will you earn your living? With such a big brain, when an earthworm can earn its living, such a big brain, is earning a living an issue? No. What is it that you're going to create? This precious life, where are you going to invest it? Are you going to invest in something that's truly worthwhile? Or are you going to throw it away as a worthless thing? This is the important thing. So, one thing that every young person should do is, without the influence of the peers of your own age group, without the influence of your professors and your parents, without any kind of influence, somewhere you must stay by yourself. At least for 2-3 days. And look at it. What is it that I want to invest this precious life into. What is it that will be worthwhile today, and worthwhile after 50 years for me to invest myself into? You invest your life into that. Whatever it is. However small, big, it doesn't matter. If you see that this is something truly worthwhile and you invest your life in that, this will be a life of fulfilment.

August 31, 2020

3:13

FOMO – How to overcome the fear of missing out?

Transcript: The fear of missing out. First of all, fear, let's address fear before we address missing out. Fear is always about, what may happen, or may not happen. Right? Fear is not about what we're experiencing right now. What will happen is always the fear. Or in other words, your fear is about something which is not yet. Your fear is about something which does not exist. This is all management people. If...

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... there were a few, seombody from a psychiatry department, we could have asked them. If I have fear about something that does not exist, what is my condition? They would have a title for that. We're suffering something which doesn't even exist. Yes? If you're suffering something that doesn't even exist, it is not about life, it is not about education, it's not about career, it is just about your mind being out of control. Is that not an important aspect that you should manage, before we allow you to manage an industry or a business. Is it not important? First of all, you learn to at least manage your mind. So it's very important that there is nothing to miss out in life. Life is happening to all of us. Question is only, if I miss this party, am I missing out something? If I miss this examination, am I missing out something? If I miss this job, am I missing out something? This is simply because right now, who you are, is not internally managed. It is externally stimulated. When you step out into the world, if you leave it to the people to decide what happens within you, they're going to drive you crazy in no time. Here it's all managed for you. You're not managing this. It's managed for you. What should happen to you, what should not happen, somebody else is managing it. When you step out on the street, if you leave it to other people's hand, they can decide whether you're happy or unhappy, you're going to be miserable for sure. What happens within you, must be determined by you, isn't it? And anyway, why are you copying people? Most people don't know what the hell they're doing. This happened. Shankaran Pillai joined an entity, he was working in Pentagon. Then he kept moving his work cable, from one office to another office to another office to another office, he went on moving around. Then he moved to the corridor, he moved into the garden, he moved here, there. Then he moved into the men's restroom, and settled down there and started working. Everybody was looking at this, what's wrong with him, some problem. Initially they thought he's a Russian agent. Then he thought he must be a Muslim terrorist. Then they thought all those things, then everything ran out, he didn't cause any harm to anybody. Then he settled down in the men's restroom and started working. So they told the Pentagon's psychiatrist that this guy is gone lonely, he's working in the men's room. And he settled down and he's just doing his work there. So the psychiatrist just strolled in, as if he wanted to use the men's room and started chatting. And he found he was quite normal, everything was fine with him. He said, why are you sitting in the men's room and working? He said, I moved everywhere and saw, in the end I found this is the only damn place where people know what they're doing.

Transcript: The fear of missing out. First of all, fear, let's address fear before we address missing out. Fear is...

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... always about, what may happen, or may not happen. Right? Fear is not about what we're experiencing right now. What will happen is always the fear. Or in other words, your fear is about something which is not yet. Your fear is about something which does not exist. This is all management people. If there were a few, seombody from a psychiatry department, we could have asked them. If I have fear about something that does not exist, what is my condition? They would have a title for that. We're suffering something which doesn't even exist. Yes? If you're suffering something that doesn't even exist, it is not about life, it is not about education, it's not about career, it is just about your mind being out of control. Is that not an important aspect that you should manage, before we allow you to manage an industry or a business. Is it not important? First of all, you learn to at least manage your mind. So it's very important that there is nothing to miss out in life. Life is happening to all of us. Question is only, if I miss this party, am I missing out something? If I miss this examination, am I missing out something? If I miss this job, am I missing out something? This is simply because right now, who you are, is not internally managed. It is externally stimulated. When you step out into the world, if you leave it to the people to decide what happens within you, they're going to drive you crazy in no time. Here it's all managed for you. You're not managing this. It's managed for you. What should happen to you, what should not happen, somebody else is managing it. When you step out on the street, if you leave it to other people's hand, they can decide whether you're happy or unhappy, you're going to be miserable for sure. What happens within you, must be determined by you, isn't it? And anyway, why are you copying people? Most people don't know what the hell they're doing. This happened. Shankaran Pillai joined an entity, he was working in Pentagon. Then he kept moving his work cable, from one office to another office to another office to another office, he went on moving around. Then he moved to the corridor, he moved into the garden, he moved here, there. Then he moved into the men's restroom, and settled down there and started working. Everybody was looking at this, what's wrong with him, some problem. Initially they thought he's a Russian agent. Then he thought he must be a Muslim terrorist. Then they thought all those things, then everything ran out, he didn't cause any harm to anybody. Then he settled down in the men's restroom and started working. So they told the Pentagon's psychiatrist that this guy is gone lonely, he's working in the men's room. And he settled down and he's just doing his work there. So the psychiatrist just strolled in, as if he wanted to use the men's room and started chatting. And he found he was quite normal, everything was fine with him. He said, why are you sitting in the men's room and working? He said, I moved everywhere and saw, in the end I found this is the only damn place where people know what they're doing.

August 27, 2020

3:59

Youth – This mistake will cost you for the rest of your life!

Transcript: In India, the mango farmers have some wisdom in their lives. I've been a mango farmer in the past. Just after 12-14 months after planting. If it's a well crafted land, within 14 months flowers will come when the season comes. First thing we do is, we pluck off the flowers. If you leave it, a few mangoes will come. But we will take it off. Next season again the flowers come, we'll take it off. We will...

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... wait for the plant to grow, because we know. If the fruit comes out of that plant, that plant will never grow into a full-fledged tree. It will not bear as much fruit as it could, if it bears too early. So this is something youth must remember. Don't try to live too early. This is the time where you build yourself. In body, in mind, in competence, in capability. You build yourself. Time to live will come. If you live too early, then you will see you will not live a full-fledged life. So right now, we have imported this from Western societies. By the time you're 14, you must have a boyfriend or a girlfriend. By the time you're 18, you have had three heartbreaks. Where the hell are you focusing on building yourself? These things are taking so much time. And energy. Build yourself up well, if you want to live well. So, there is a certain time to grow, and there is a certain time to live. If you live too early, you will not grow. And if you don't grow, the scale and scope of your life will be very limited. That should not happen to you.

Transcript: In India, the mango farmers have some wisdom in their lives. I've been a mango farmer in the past. Just...

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... after 12-14 months after planting. If it's a well crafted land, within 14 months flowers will come when the season comes. First thing we do is, we pluck off the flowers. If you leave it, a few mangoes will come. But we will take it off. Next season again the flowers come, we'll take it off. We will wait for the plant to grow, because we know. If the fruit comes out of that plant, that plant will never grow into a full-fledged tree. It will not bear as much fruit as it could, if it bears too early. So this is something youth must remember. Don't try to live too early. This is the time where you build yourself. In body, in mind, in competence, in capability. You build yourself. Time to live will come. If you live too early, then you will see you will not live a full-fledged life. So right now, we have imported this from Western societies. By the time you're 14, you must have a boyfriend or a girlfriend. By the time you're 18, you have had three heartbreaks. Where the hell are you focusing on building yourself? These things are taking so much time. And energy. Build yourself up well, if you want to live well. So, there is a certain time to grow, and there is a certain time to live. If you live too early, you will not grow. And if you don't grow, the scale and scope of your life will be very limited. That should not happen to you.

August 22, 2020

2:14

How to choose your career? Do you want to make a living or make a life?

Transcript: So one thing that all of you should do, before you make big decisions in your life, is withdraw from this pressures of peers, professors, parents, everybody. Just spend three days to one week by yourself. Look at it, what is it that you really want to do. Not under pressure from other people. What does this life want to do. Do that. It doesn't matter what other people think about it. When it comes...

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... to what you want to do, you must think clearly. It's very important. Thinking clearly means, the question is not about what will get me this, what will get me that. Is your life precious to you? All of you, I'm asking. Your life, is it precious to you? So before you invest this life into something, you must look, whether today if I invest my life into this, after 25 years, will it still mean a lot to me? After 50 years, will it still mean a lot to me? At the end of my life, I turn back and I look, will I be proud of this? Or will I be ashamed of what I'm doing right now? Doesn't matter what other people say. But you should not do anything that you will feel ashamed of. Isn't it so? It doesn't matter, people say so many things. Everybody has an opinion, it's their business. But you don't do something that you will feel ashamed of, isn't it? Then you're turning against yourself. Somebody turns against you, you can leave them and go somewhere else. If you turn against yourself, you'll have to live with it forever. So, this is all you have to look at it. Something will get you money, something will get you comfort. That's not the point. What you choose to do, will it give you a life? When I say, give you a life, are you just trying to make a living or are you trying to make a life out of this? It's important. Making a living is not an issue. A worm, an insect, a bird, an animal, all of them are making their life, making a living, isn't it so? They're even making a life out of it. But definitely they're making a living. So making a living with such a big brain is not an issue. Earning your food is not an issue. Making a living is not an issue. Only problem is, you want to live like somebody else. That's an endless problem. I want to live, is not a problem. I want to live like you, this is a problem. So, it is important, if you consider your life as a precious life, you must make sure you make a wonderful life out of this. Whatever opens up in that direction, that is the thing you should do.

Transcript: So one thing that all of you should do, before you make big decisions in your life, is withdraw from...

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... this pressures of peers, professors, parents, everybody. Just spend three days to one week by yourself. Look at it, what is it that you really want to do. Not under pressure from other people. What does this life want to do. Do that. It doesn't matter what other people think about it. When it comes to what you want to do, you must think clearly. It's very important. Thinking clearly means, the question is not about what will get me this, what will get me that. Is your life precious to you? All of you, I'm asking. Your life, is it precious to you? So before you invest this life into something, you must look, whether today if I invest my life into this, after 25 years, will it still mean a lot to me? After 50 years, will it still mean a lot to me? At the end of my life, I turn back and I look, will I be proud of this? Or will I be ashamed of what I'm doing right now? Doesn't matter what other people say. But you should not do anything that you will feel ashamed of. Isn't it so? It doesn't matter, people say so many things. Everybody has an opinion, it's their business. But you don't do something that you will feel ashamed of, isn't it? Then you're turning against yourself. Somebody turns against you, you can leave them and go somewhere else. If you turn against yourself, you'll have to live with it forever. So, this is all you have to look at it. Something will get you money, something will get you comfort. That's not the point. What you choose to do, will it give you a life? When I say, give you a life, are you just trying to make a living or are you trying to make a life out of this? It's important. Making a living is not an issue. A worm, an insect, a bird, an animal, all of them are making their life, making a living, isn't it so? They're even making a life out of it. But definitely they're making a living. So making a living with such a big brain is not an issue. Earning your food is not an issue. Making a living is not an issue. Only problem is, you want to live like somebody else. That's an endless problem. I want to live, is not a problem. I want to live like you, this is a problem. So, it is important, if you consider your life as a precious life, you must make sure you make a wonderful life out of this. Whatever opens up in that direction, that is the thing you should do.

August 16, 2020

3:10

Should I listen to my head or my heart?


August 15, 2020

How do I know what to do and what not to do?

Transcript: Vairagya means. It is not, Vairagya does not mean giving up your life and going somewhere. There's nowhere to go, unless you go with that guy, outer space. They're going to send you out with a one-way ticket I believe. Otherwise, where is there to go? Wherever you go, it's still life, isn't it? So, Vairagya means this. Literally means, Vairagya means beyond colour. That means you become transparent....

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... If you're transparent, every dimension of life can pass through you. But leaves you untouched. You can handle life to the extent you wish. What you can handle, you handle. What you cannot handle, you don't. But, in your life, if you do not do what you cannot do, that's not an issue. But if you do not do what you can do, you're a disaster. The moment you think something is good, something is bad, somebody is high, somebody is low, many many things that you can do, you will not do in your life. Simply because you think it's bad. Simply because you think it's low, or high, or whatever nonsense. So in our lives, it is most important, because it's a brief life. It's a limited amount of time for the human potential to flower. In this life, here if you're choosing what to do and what not to do, no. Everything that you can do, must happen. What you cannot do, it doesn't happen, it's okay. Right now this is the problem, you're looking up to some people, looking down on some people, and trying to be humble with them. There's no need to be humble. Treat everybody as rough as you treat yourself. That is, if you're treating yourself rough. If you're pandering to yourself, try with others. Then you'll get tired, then you'll treat them rough anyway. Yes? So, this is simple. Never look up to anybody, never look down at anybody. Just see everything the way it is. This is the fundamental of this culture. If you go to the temple, what do you do? What do you do? If you ever go to the temple, what do you do? Namaskaram. You see a man, what do you do? Namaskaram. You see a woman, what do you do? Namaskaram. You see a tree, what do you do? Namaskaram. You see a rock, what do you do? Namaskaram. Akka, snake, donkey, monkey. Everybody namaskaram. Because, fundamentally this is what it means. This is called Vairagya.

Transcript: Vairagya means. It is not, Vairagya does not mean giving up your life and going somewhere. There's nowhere...

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... to go, unless you go with that guy, outer space. They're going to send you out with a one-way ticket I believe. Otherwise, where is there to go? Wherever you go, it's still life, isn't it? So, Vairagya means this. Literally means, Vairagya means beyond colour. That means you become transparent. If you're transparent, every dimension of life can pass through you. But leaves you untouched. You can handle life to the extent you wish. What you can handle, you handle. What you cannot handle, you don't. But, in your life, if you do not do what you cannot do, that's not an issue. But if you do not do what you can do, you're a disaster. The moment you think something is good, something is bad, somebody is high, somebody is low, many many things that you can do, you will not do in your life. Simply because you think it's bad. Simply because you think it's low, or high, or whatever nonsense. So in our lives, it is most important, because it's a brief life. It's a limited amount of time for the human potential to flower. In this life, here if you're choosing what to do and what not to do, no. Everything that you can do, must happen. What you cannot do, it doesn't happen, it's okay. Right now this is the problem, you're looking up to some people, looking down on some people, and trying to be humble with them. There's no need to be humble. Treat everybody as rough as you treat yourself. That is, if you're treating yourself rough. If you're pandering to yourself, try with others. Then you'll get tired, then you'll treat them rough anyway. Yes? So, this is simple. Never look up to anybody, never look down at anybody. Just see everything the way it is. This is the fundamental of this culture. If you go to the temple, what do you do? What do you do? If you ever go to the temple, what do you do? Namaskaram. You see a man, what do you do? Namaskaram. You see a woman, what do you do? Namaskaram. You see a tree, what do you do? Namaskaram. You see a rock, what do you do? Namaskaram. Akka, snake, donkey, monkey. Everybody namaskaram. Because, fundamentally this is what it means. This is called Vairagya.

August 12, 2020

3:05

Inferiority Complex – How to overcome the feeling of ‘not being good enough’

Transcript: It can happen in your work, it can happen in your family. Somebody will tell you, you're not good enough. So whether they tell you, or not, I want you to understand, none of us are ever really good enough. If you have a large scale intention in the world, you're never really good enough. So it's best that you're a failure in your life. That means your vision is large. If you're a success, you have...

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... a constipated sense of life. Success means what? I made it. What did you make? I bought a house site. Do you think that's an achievement? I got a job. I made this much money. This is a very constipated way of looking at life. I want young people to look at it in terms of how we can do something that cannot be done in this lifetime. Oh, what will happen if I don't fulfil it? If you, if you worked incessantly, and still at the end of your life the job is not done, it doesn't mean you're a failure. It means, you had a great vision. That's what it means. May you die as a failure, is that okay? Ya? You sure? Blissed out failure, that means you're doing great. Not a miserable success.

Transcript: It can happen in your work, it can happen in your family. Somebody will tell you, you're not good enough....

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... So whether they tell you, or not, I want you to understand, none of us are ever really good enough. If you have a large scale intention in the world, you're never really good enough. So it's best that you're a failure in your life. That means your vision is large. If you're a success, you have a constipated sense of life. Success means what? I made it. What did you make? I bought a house site. Do you think that's an achievement? I got a job. I made this much money. This is a very constipated way of looking at life. I want young people to look at it in terms of how we can do something that cannot be done in this lifetime. Oh, what will happen if I don't fulfil it? If you, if you worked incessantly, and still at the end of your life the job is not done, it doesn't mean you're a failure. It means, you had a great vision. That's what it means. May you die as a failure, is that okay? Ya? You sure? Blissed out failure, that means you're doing great. Not a miserable success.

August 6, 2020

1:56

To live a full fledged life you must create an atmosphere of trust around you

Transcript: The walls that you build for self-preservation are also the walls of self-imprisonment. If you build a wall to protect yourself today, after some time, this is your prison. Isn't it? I've been always encouraging people to say, yes and yes, for everything. Yes or no, if I ask. People around me always say, "Sadhguru, it's always yes. Tell us what." So for you to say an absolute yes to everything, one...

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... important thing is, you must create an atmosphere of integrity and trust. If you create an atmosphere of absolute integrity and trust, all of us can say absoulte yes. When we know nobody will misuse our yes, we can all say 100% yes for everything, isn't it? That's what we should strive for. If it's not possible in the whole world, at least we must create small circles where we can say yes and there is no problem. Nobody misuses the yes. Very important. Very important for healthy unfolding of every, life that you need at least a small cocoon of life around you where you can be a total yes. Without fear of favour, you can be an absolute yes. This you must create. If you don't create this, you will always live in fear. Being exploited is one thing. Living in a fear of exploitation is actually more damaging than exploitation itself. If we do not do this, then we will always live in walls. No is a wall, isn't it? No is a wall. Yes is a doorway. Isn't it? If you open your door, a devil could come in, or the divine could come in. The fear that devil may come in, if you close the door, you have also closed the door for the divine. What an unfortunate life. Yes or no? You've not only closed your door to negativity, you closed your door to everything because some negativity once came through your door. Don't do that to yourself. Once you live here, there are dangers of life, of course. But, because there are dangers to life, if you close all possibilities to life, that'll become a very absurd and sad life.

Transcript: The walls that you build for self-preservation are also the walls of self-imprisonment. If you build...

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... a wall to protect yourself today, after some time, this is your prison. Isn't it? I've been always encouraging people to say, yes and yes, for everything. Yes or no, if I ask. People around me always say, "Sadhguru, it's always yes. Tell us what." So for you to say an absolute yes to everything, one important thing is, you must create an atmosphere of integrity and trust. If you create an atmosphere of absolute integrity and trust, all of us can say absoulte yes. When we know nobody will misuse our yes, we can all say 100% yes for everything, isn't it? That's what we should strive for. If it's not possible in the whole world, at least we must create small circles where we can say yes and there is no problem. Nobody misuses the yes. Very important. Very important for healthy unfolding of every, life that you need at least a small cocoon of life around you where you can be a total yes. Without fear of favour, you can be an absolute yes. This you must create. If you don't create this, you will always live in fear. Being exploited is one thing. Living in a fear of exploitation is actually more damaging than exploitation itself. If we do not do this, then we will always live in walls. No is a wall, isn't it? No is a wall. Yes is a doorway. Isn't it? If you open your door, a devil could come in, or the divine could come in. The fear that devil may come in, if you close the door, you have also closed the door for the divine. What an unfortunate life. Yes or no? You've not only closed your door to negativity, you closed your door to everything because some negativity once came through your door. Don't do that to yourself. Once you live here, there are dangers of life, of course. But, because there are dangers to life, if you close all possibilities to life, that'll become a very absurd and sad life.

August 3, 2020

3:20

Competition does not make you grow and evolve | Taking pleasure in others failure is sickness

Transcript: Being better than somebody, if it's a pleasure for you, you enjoy other people's failures. I call that sickness. This is not success. You, as a life, you want to be at your fullest. You have a right to be. Every life in creation, from a worm, insect, bird, animal, even a plant and tree. All striving to their best, isn't it? You also. But why are you concerned whether somebody is behind you? Why is...

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... that so pleasurable for you that somebody else is less than you. From early kindergarten levels, this sickness has been brought into human mind, which is causing so much unpleasantness on the planet. Such ugly situations everywhere. But we don't seem to learn. We've created schools where children are never graded. We're looking at them as individuals, what we can do to evolve them to their fullest possibility. Now the problem is, this all life has happened like this. What do you think? You think a blade of grass is less important than an oak tree in the garden? Hello? You think so? Only a fool would think so, isn't it? Hello? But that's what we're doing. We call this education. We call this competition. We call this society. No, very stupid way of handling things. Because, the important thing is, for what you have come with, will you blossom to the fullest human being, or not? This is the only question. This doesn't need anything other than constantly nourishing the atmosphere, not even the person. If you want a plant to grow, you don't do anything to the plant. You just take care of the soil, the atmosphere, the ambience. That's all that needs to be taken care of even for a human being. That you need to take care of the atmosphere so that everybody finds the fullest expression for their life. The moment you think you want to be better than somebody else, you are sick in some way. And this sickness has permeated into the world in a huge way. And we think this is the way to become, you know, to achieve something in our life. So if everybody is lame, you're a little faster and you think you're doing fantastic. You'll enjoy other people being crippled. Yes? Hello? If your entire life is always sitting on top of everybody else, you will enjoy other people's incapabilities, isn't it? This is not good for you. This is definitely not good for humanity.

Transcript: Being better than somebody, if it's a pleasure for you, you enjoy other people's failures. I call that...

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... sickness. This is not success. You, as a life, you want to be at your fullest. You have a right to be. Every life in creation, from a worm, insect, bird, animal, even a plant and tree. All striving to their best, isn't it? You also. But why are you concerned whether somebody is behind you? Why is that so pleasurable for you that somebody else is less than you. From early kindergarten levels, this sickness has been brought into human mind, which is causing so much unpleasantness on the planet. Such ugly situations everywhere. But we don't seem to learn. We've created schools where children are never graded. We're looking at them as individuals, what we can do to evolve them to their fullest possibility. Now the problem is, this all life has happened like this. What do you think? You think a blade of grass is less important than an oak tree in the garden? Hello? You think so? Only a fool would think so, isn't it? Hello? But that's what we're doing. We call this education. We call this competition. We call this society. No, very stupid way of handling things. Because, the important thing is, for what you have come with, will you blossom to the fullest human being, or not? This is the only question. This doesn't need anything other than constantly nourishing the atmosphere, not even the person. If you want a plant to grow, you don't do anything to the plant. You just take care of the soil, the atmosphere, the ambience. That's all that needs to be taken care of even for a human being. That you need to take care of the atmosphere so that everybody finds the fullest expression for their life. The moment you think you want to be better than somebody else, you are sick in some way. And this sickness has permeated into the world in a huge way. And we think this is the way to become, you know, to achieve something in our life. So if everybody is lame, you're a little faster and you think you're doing fantastic. You'll enjoy other people being crippled. Yes? Hello? If your entire life is always sitting on top of everybody else, you will enjoy other people's incapabilities, isn't it? This is not good for you. This is definitely not good for humanity.

July 31, 2020

3:06

The way you sit can alter the way you think | Why does Sadhguru sit this way

Transcript: There are many aspects to it. One simple aspect is, the left heel. The left heel is, there is a point on the left heel that today the medical sciences are calling it as the Achilles. You heard of that? You heard of the man? Achilles? You heard of the man? You saw the movie? You didn't see the movie? Troy? You didn't see? Innocent boy. So you put your Achilles to what is called as Muladhara or the perinium...

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... in your body. If these two things touch, many aspects are cleared out in you for that period of time. Many aspects means, your thoughts are clear, your emotions are out, and there is a very clear perception of what's happening around you. You've heard that Achilles was killed because an arrow was shot to his heel. You don't believe if somebody hurts your heel you will die, isn't it so? But Achilles died that way. And there's another person who died that way in India, way before him. Yesterday was his birthday. Krishna Janmashtami. He also died this way. What this is trying to tell you is, they were killed in an expert way. Not just slitting your throat, or breaking your head, but just putting a point in the Achilles so they had to die. So there is a certain system, energy system in the body, if that point of Achilles is in touch with your Muladhara. When you sit like this, there is a certain balance, that you don't take any sides. See all of us have our own opinions, ideas, ideologies, stuff. Our own experiences of life. Your own experiences of life and imprints that you have taken in your mind influences everything that you see. You like this person, you don't like this person, you love that person, you hate this person. All this is because you're constantly taking positions of your own. But, if you really want to know life, the most important thing is you don't take any position. You're willing to look at everything fresh, every moment of your life. Absolutely fresh every moment of your life. This is very difficult for people to understand. People who have been with me for 30-35 years, everyday they're with me, working with me, doing so many things. I still don't have a single opinion about them. It's a certain geometry of the body. If you manage the geometry of the body well, you must, I'm telling you right now, people, the Western cultures are going about propogating yoga as another stretching exercise. Instead of that you can do pilates. Instead of that you can do boxing. Instead of that you can play tennis. See, if you want to be just fit, go run somewhere, climb a mountain, play tennis, do something. Yoga is not about fitness. Fitness is just one consequence. The important thing is, to get the right geometry of life because physical universe is all geometry. Now this building is standing here, whether how long it will stand. Whether it will fall on our head today, or it will stand for a long time essentially depends on how geometrically perfect it is. The same goes for the body. The same goes for the planetory system. The same goes for the universe. The same goes for everything.

Transcript: There are many aspects to it. One simple aspect is, the left heel. The left heel is, there is a point...

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... on the left heel that today the medical sciences are calling it as the Achilles. You heard of that? You heard of the man? Achilles? You heard of the man? You saw the movie? You didn't see the movie? Troy? You didn't see? Innocent boy. So you put your Achilles to what is called as Muladhara or the perinium in your body. If these two things touch, many aspects are cleared out in you for that period of time. Many aspects means, your thoughts are clear, your emotions are out, and there is a very clear perception of what's happening around you. You've heard that Achilles was killed because an arrow was shot to his heel. You don't believe if somebody hurts your heel you will die, isn't it so? But Achilles died that way. And there's another person who died that way in India, way before him. Yesterday was his birthday. Krishna Janmashtami. He also died this way. What this is trying to tell you is, they were killed in an expert way. Not just slitting your throat, or breaking your head, but just putting a point in the Achilles so they had to die. So there is a certain system, energy system in the body, if that point of Achilles is in touch with your Muladhara. When you sit like this, there is a certain balance, that you don't take any sides. See all of us have our own opinions, ideas, ideologies, stuff. Our own experiences of life. Your own experiences of life and imprints that you have taken in your mind influences everything that you see. You like this person, you don't like this person, you love that person, you hate this person. All this is because you're constantly taking positions of your own. But, if you really want to know life, the most important thing is you don't take any position. You're willing to look at everything fresh, every moment of your life. Absolutely fresh every moment of your life. This is very difficult for people to understand. People who have been with me for 30-35 years, everyday they're with me, working with me, doing so many things. I still don't have a single opinion about them. It's a certain geometry of the body. If you manage the geometry of the body well, you must, I'm telling you right now, people, the Western cultures are going about propogating yoga as another stretching exercise. Instead of that you can do pilates. Instead of that you can do boxing. Instead of that you can play tennis. See, if you want to be just fit, go run somewhere, climb a mountain, play tennis, do something. Yoga is not about fitness. Fitness is just one consequence. The important thing is, to get the right geometry of life because physical universe is all geometry. Now this building is standing here, whether how long it will stand. Whether it will fall on our head today, or it will stand for a long time essentially depends on how geometrically perfect it is. The same goes for the body. The same goes for the planetory system. The same goes for the universe. The same goes for everything.

July 29, 2020

4:02

You can manifest whatever you want by doing this one simple thing

Transcript: Even without doing any activity, you can still manifest what you want. If you organize these four dimensions in one direction, and keep it unwavering in that direction for a certain period of time. Now he believes Shiva will do it for him, and it will happen. So is Shiva going to come and build your house? No. I want you to understand, God will not lift his little finger for you. What has not happened...

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... till now on this planet, can happen tomorrow. Human beings are capable of making it happen tomorrow. Everything we, as human beings, have created on this planet, was essentially first created in our minds. All that you see, which is human work on this planet. First found expression in the mind, then it got manifested in the outside world. The wonderful things that we have done on this planet and the horrible things that we have done on this planet, both have come from the human mind. So if you're concerned as to what we create in this world, it's extremely important that first of all we learn to create the right things in our mind. How we keep our minds. If we do not have the power to keep our minds the way we want it, what we create in the world is also going to be very accidental and haphazard. So learning to create our minds the way we want is the basis of creating the world the way we want. A well established mind, a mind which is in the state of Samyukti is referred to as a KalpaVriksha. If you organize your mind to a certain level of organization, it in turn, organizes the whole system. Your body, your emotion, your energies, everything gets organized in that direction. Once all these four dimensions of you, your physical body, your mind, your emotion, and the fundamental life energies are organized in one direction. Once you're like this, anything that you wish happens, without even lifting a little finger actually. Right now the problem with your mind is, every moment it is changing its direction. It is like you want to travel somewhere and every two steps if you keep changing your direction, the question of you reaching the destination is very remote. Unless it happens by chance. So organizing our minds and in turn, organizing the whole system, and these four basic dimensions of who you are right now, in one direction. If you do this, you are a KalpaVriksha yourself. Anything that you wish will happen.

Transcript: Even without doing any activity, you can still manifest what you want. If you organize these four dimensions...

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... in one direction, and keep it unwavering in that direction for a certain period of time. Now he believes Shiva will do it for him, and it will happen. So is Shiva going to come and build your house? No. I want you to understand, God will not lift his little finger for you. What has not happened till now on this planet, can happen tomorrow. Human beings are capable of making it happen tomorrow. Everything we, as human beings, have created on this planet, was essentially first created in our minds. All that you see, which is human work on this planet. First found expression in the mind, then it got manifested in the outside world. The wonderful things that we have done on this planet and the horrible things that we have done on this planet, both have come from the human mind. So if you're concerned as to what we create in this world, it's extremely important that first of all we learn to create the right things in our mind. How we keep our minds. If we do not have the power to keep our minds the way we want it, what we create in the world is also going to be very accidental and haphazard. So learning to create our minds the way we want is the basis of creating the world the way we want. A well established mind, a mind which is in the state of Samyukti is referred to as a KalpaVriksha. If you organize your mind to a certain level of organization, it in turn, organizes the whole system. Your body, your emotion, your energies, everything gets organized in that direction. Once all these four dimensions of you, your physical body, your mind, your emotion, and the fundamental life energies are organized in one direction. Once you're like this, anything that you wish happens, without even lifting a little finger actually. Right now the problem with your mind is, every moment it is changing its direction. It is like you want to travel somewhere and every two steps if you keep changing your direction, the question of you reaching the destination is very remote. Unless it happens by chance. So organizing our minds and in turn, organizing the whole system, and these four basic dimensions of who you are right now, in one direction. If you do this, you are a KalpaVriksha yourself. Anything that you wish will happen.

July 28, 2020

3:18

How important is money in life?

Transcript: Money is just a process. But, a whole lot of people are beginning to think that money is a goal by itself. Money is not a goal, I want you to remember. It is only a process. It's an enabling process. If you want to buy food, you need money. If you want to buy comfort, you need money. But now, you're trying to buy a life with money. You will not succeed for sure. It doesn't matter, whether you have...

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... 10 rupees today, or 10 million tomorrow, or 10 billion tomorrow. I have seen many billionaire beggars, still. With the same mentality, where is the next buck? Now how they want to live. They don't want to live well, they want to live better than their neighbour. Because of that, money becomes important. If they just want to live, money would be a small part of their life. But now they want to live better than their neighbour, bigger than their neighbour. So, run behind the money becomes an endless run. Otherwise, in a short period of time, what you need for your lifetime you can create in terms of money. And then do what is significant for your life, rather than running after a tool which was just created to simplify transactions. We have made money the currency, or a common. Instead of being in barter system. If you were in barter system, if I gave you a ball, you will give me a bat, then we would be doing that. But now you can buy a ball and a bat with money. You can buy a home and a car with money. You can buy food and comfort with money. So money has become a common transaction tool, and people need that to live. Money is only a tool of transaction. It is not a goal by itself. It's only a process. Thank you.

Transcript: Money is just a process. But, a whole lot of people are beginning to think that money is a goal by itself....

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... Money is not a goal, I want you to remember. It is only a process. It's an enabling process. If you want to buy food, you need money. If you want to buy comfort, you need money. But now, you're trying to buy a life with money. You will not succeed for sure. It doesn't matter, whether you have 10 rupees today, or 10 million tomorrow, or 10 billion tomorrow. I have seen many billionaire beggars, still. With the same mentality, where is the next buck? Now how they want to live. They don't want to live well, they want to live better than their neighbour. Because of that, money becomes important. If they just want to live, money would be a small part of their life. But now they want to live better than their neighbour, bigger than their neighbour. So, run behind the money becomes an endless run. Otherwise, in a short period of time, what you need for your lifetime you can create in terms of money. And then do what is significant for your life, rather than running after a tool which was just created to simplify transactions. We have made money the currency, or a common. Instead of being in barter system. If you were in barter system, if I gave you a ball, you will give me a bat, then we would be doing that. But now you can buy a ball and a bat with money. You can buy a home and a car with money. You can buy food and comfort with money. So money has become a common transaction tool, and people need that to live. Money is only a tool of transaction. It is not a goal by itself. It's only a process. Thank you.

June 30, 2020

2:27

How to overcome fear of failure?

Synopsis: Sadhguru says, that every situation in your life, either you can use it to learn and become stronger or you can cry over it. Irrespective of what happens in your life, even if it is a horrific situation, you can use it for your growth. This can happen only if you understand the true purpose of your life. So, every situation is a stepping stone for a larger possibility. If you look at life this way,...

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... then there is no failure

Synopsis: Sadhguru says, that every situation in your life, either you can use it to learn and become stronger...

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... or you can cry over it. Irrespective of what happens in your life, even if it is a horrific situation, you can use it for your growth. This can happen only if you understand the true purpose of your life. So, every situation is a stepping stone for a larger possibility. If you look at life this way, then there is no failure

June 27, 2020

4:58

Unhappy with unfulfilled expectations? Change the way you think

Synopsis: Sadhguru says - "Dont waste your life setting up expectations, because these expectations are not even yours, you are looking at your neighbors and setting expectations for yourself." You are setting yourself up for dejection by unnecessarily setting up expectations. Instead you should focus on enhancing your capabilities. You can only do what you can do as per your capabilities - you can not do what...

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... you can not do. So, instead of setting up unrealistic expectations, focus on stretching your capabilities.

Synopsis: Sadhguru says - "Dont waste your life setting up expectations, because these expectations are not even...

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... yours, you are looking at your neighbors and setting expectations for yourself." You are setting yourself up for dejection by unnecessarily setting up expectations. Instead you should focus on enhancing your capabilities. You can only do what you can do as per your capabilities - you can not do what you can not do. So, instead of setting up unrealistic expectations, focus on stretching your capabilities.

June 24, 2020

5:06

Do these simple things for eternal happiness and success

Synopsis: Everyone wants to be happy and successful in life, but don't know how to achieve that. We all have listened and tried many  preaching which look good in theory but don't work in real life. In this New Year 2020 gift, Sadhguru blesses us with 5 simple and practical tools that one can implement in daily life for self transformation and eternal happiness.

Synopsis: Everyone wants to be happy and successful in life, but don't know how to achieve that. We all have listened...

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... and tried many  preaching which look good in theory but don't work in real life. In this New Year 2020 gift, Sadhguru blesses us with 5 simple and practical tools that one can implement in daily life for self transformation and eternal happiness.

January 1, 2020

11:37

Are Role Models important in life?

Synopsis: During the Youth and Truth event at the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, a student asks Sadhguru - "Sadhguriji, What I understand is, we should not find similarities of our self to someone else, then why do we have role models?"

Synopsis: During the Youth and Truth event at the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore, a student...

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... asks Sadhguru - "Sadhguriji, What I understand is, we should not find similarities of our self to someone else, then why do we have role models?"

January 30, 2019

6:59

Three simple tools to become a powerful human being

Synopsis: Both your material and spiritual success, depends on how much energy you create. With necessary wisdom, this energy can be transformed into a personal power - power is not about domination - power is about becoming empowered and effective. Otherwise, this energy can be dissipated with unwanted thoughts, reactions, anxieties and actions. Simple three tips that Sadhguru gives us to become powerful; #1...

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... Use 50% less words when you speak; #2 Reduce 50% in your movements; #3 Chant a Mantra.

Synopsis: Both your material and spiritual success, depends on how much energy you create. With necessary wisdom,...

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... this energy can be transformed into a personal power - power is not about domination - power is about becoming empowered and effective. Otherwise, this energy can be dissipated with unwanted thoughts, reactions, anxieties and actions. Simple three tips that Sadhguru gives us to become powerful; #1 Use 50% less words when you speak; #2 Reduce 50% in your movements; #3 Chant a Mantra.

January 22, 2019

6:15

Should I Become An Entrepreneur?

Synopsis: A student at IIM-B asks Sadhguru - we students sitting over here are among the top percentile in the country in terms of education that we are receiving, yet all of us are wondering about what jobs we will get; we want just the best campus placements over here. If that's the scenario with all of  us, and we are not willing to take risks, and have become risk averse - from where will the jobs...

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... come for the country, when we are not thinking about starting our own ventures, our own startups, our own firms? Sadhsguru tells us, India being a developing country - so much is still to be done - so nobody should be talking about unemployment....

Synopsis: A student at IIM-B asks Sadhguru - we students sitting over here are among the top percentile in...

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... the country in terms of education that we are receiving, yet all of us are wondering about what jobs we will get; we want just the best campus placements over here. If that's the scenario with all of  us, and we are not willing to take risks, and have become risk averse - from where will the jobs come for the country, when we are not thinking about starting our own ventures, our own startups, our own firms? Sadhsguru tells us, India being a developing country - so much is still to be done - so nobody should be talking about unemployment....

September 19, 2018

4:09

How important is it to set goals in life?

Synopsis: During the Youth & Truth event at the famous SRCC college in Delhi, a student asks Sadhguru - "Sadhguru, all of us sitting in this hall, have some goals. And, as most of us are students, our goals are at the maximum level. We would like to know, we are very eager to know, when you were of our age, what was that thing which you wanted to become. What was your goal?" Sadhguru says - "Well, frankly,...

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... I had no goal, of any kind. To such a point that, my father used to ... what will this boy do?"

Synopsis: During the Youth & Truth event at the famous SRCC college in Delhi, a student asks Sadhguru - "Sadhguru,...

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... all of us sitting in this hall, have some goals. And, as most of us are students, our goals are at the maximum level. We would like to know, we are very eager to know, when you were of our age, what was that thing which you wanted to become. What was your goal?" Sadhguru says - "Well, frankly, I had no goal, of any kind. To such a point that, my father used to ... what will this boy do?"

September 10, 2018

9:40

Mahabharat Episode 57: Three Keys to Success, According to the Mahabharat

In this episode of Mahabharata, Sadhguru distills the three keys to success which we can learn from Mahabharata. One - Be skillful and listen. "If you listen to something, your mind will become focused and still; if you are simply hearing things, the mind will become distressed – that is the effect of noise." Two - Lack of faith leads to failure".  And three - Rage will not work for you. "When there is faith, there is no fear. When there is no fear, there is no rage in your heart. When there is no rage in your heart, you will act towards the purpose of your life, without even knowing it intellectually."

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July 22, 2020

6 min read

What is Kalpvriksha – Manifest What You Want

In Yogic culture, a well established mind is referred as kalpvriksha. For anything to manifest in the world, first it gets created in the mind. Sadhguru says - "If you organize your mind to a certain level, it in turn organizes your whole system; your body, emotions and energies get organized in that direction. If this happens, you are a Kalpavriksha yourself. Anything that you wish will happen". For this to happen, the most important thing is clarity - you must be clear where you want to go.

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February 14, 2020

7 min read

How To Deal With Your Boss?

Only if a leader is supported by everyone, they will be able to achieve their goals. There is always a process in selecting a leader. Sadhguru says - "If you are interested in the company, organization, nation or any institution for that matter, once we elect or select a leader, we must support them entirely". The leader may have plans, he may have thought of hundred steps, and it is not possible nor advisable to lay out the entire plan with everyone - so, just support them. If they fail, then whatever has to happen, will happen.

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January 27, 2020

3 min read

Timing – Most Important Factor in Achieving Success

For you to be successful in the world, you need capability and intelligence. But the most important aspect that most people miss, is that you need to have a sense of timing. If timing is not right, even best actions will not yield results. To arrive at the timing is not simple; but Sadhguru gives a very simple method. Do not look at things as important or unimportant - do everything with absolute intention, attention and intensity of expression. Do everything with total involvement; be at your best every moment!

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November 15, 2019

5 min read

How To Concentrate on Your Studies?

Don't look at concentrating; look at producing the best results for yourself. If you sit with a textbook, your mind is distracted. But if you watch a movie, you are totally focused. When you read a love story, or a crime thriller - you are relaxed - you not only read fast, but you remember everything that you read! But with textbooks, its always a struggle. The difference is only your level of involvement. So, fall in love with what you are studying. When you fall in love with something, you are naturally involved and focused.

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October 25, 2019

4 min read

I Face a Lot of Friction – What to Do?

Most people - when something fails - point fingers at others. If they don't find anyone to blame, they blame god, or even look for metaphysical reasons! It's important to understand, that if something is not working, it means it's not done well. If you are facing friction everywhere, obviously it means something is not right with you. You are the sandpaper! Sadhguru provides a simple ways to reduce friction in your life. And, of course if you meet 'sandpapers', you need some tact to handle them. This is a social skill which you need to develop!

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May 6, 2019

3 min read

What Qualities Do I Need If I Want To Begin My Career Afresh?

One can not go with ready made points - it depends on the situation. But most important thing is, if you want to take a rebirth, then you must be willing to die - so are you willing and capable of dropping what you are right now? Sadhguru says, before you jump, be very clear, because once you jump, there should be no looking back. Instead of trying to do the best thing, you should strive to harness your full capabilities. And, since this is a rebirth - you should look at everything afresh.

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January 1, 2019

7 min read

Does Luck Play Any Role In Life?

If we keep looking at stars, planets, places, lucky numbers etc - for making things happen, then things that we can easily create ourselves, we will never make them happen. Sadhguru tells is that it is you who has to make things happen. Instead of we allowing ourselves to express ourselves fully, we are looking for something else to make it happen for us. How we experience life, and how much friction we create around us - is definitely our making. He compels us to take charge of our lives and create it consciously.

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November 25, 2018

5 min read

How Can I Overcome Self Doubt?

Contrary to the populist 'believe in yourself', Sadhguru tells us that it is good to doubt yourself. Doubt will bring sense into you - for you to see whether you are causing what is happening around you. If your psychological growth is one step ahead of your physiological growth - then you will not have growth pangs. Right now, people are living as if every stage of life is a problem! Life should not be a problem, it is just a certain process - its about preparing oneself to manage that process.

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September 12, 2018

3 min read

What Does it Take to be Successful?

To be truly successful, you need clarity of perception and an active intelligence. Success is not about running a little faster than someone else; it is about you operating at your full potential. Success will not come with qualifications. So do not seek success. Seek to enhance your competence - success will be the consequence.

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August 27, 2018

3 min read

How to Make My Dreams Come True?

Future should be new - so put your dreams to sleep! Dreams are just enhanced version of your past experiences. So, dreams or ambitions means in a way that you are thinking of a race. Instead of trying to win a race, one should focus on enhancing oneself, so that you can operate at your full potential.

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August 23, 2018

4 min read

How Can I Find Out The Purpose of My Life?

Why am I here? Is the purpose of my life pre-destined? Or is it in my control to lead a meaningful life? How to make my life more fulfilling? Is there a way to bypass stress on the way to achieving success? In this article Sadhguru gives simple solutions to these complex questions of life.

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June 26, 2018

5 min read

What is Communication? Is it only about language?

What is communication really about? What does it take to be an effective communicator? Many communication trainers have emphasized that communication is not only about speaking effectively, but also about ones listening capabilities. But, is communication something even beyond language? Are there other ways you can communicate?

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June 18, 2018

12 min read

How To Become An Effective Leader?

Who is a leader? What are the qualities needed to become an effective leader? Can one truly become an effective leader without self transformation? Narrating an incidence from World Economic Forum, Sadhguru tells us fundamental objective of all leaders and businesses. He tells us, that Integrity and Insight lay the foundation for one to become an effective leader.

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June 2, 2018

4 min read

How Can I Do Everything Effortlessly?

Effortlessness does not mean not putting effort into anything. Only if you know effort, you can know effortlessness. When you constantly give your hundred percent to everything, a point will come when you surpass all limits and reach total effortlessness. Sadhguru shares the story of Russian ballet dancer Nijinsky to elaborate on this. However, you can also achieve the same state, through a yogic posture, through the intensity of inactivity. And this can be sustained much longer.

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May 28, 2018

3 min read

Do I Have To Be Cunning To Be Successful?

Have you ever been in a dilemma - if I am not cunning, will I make it in contemporary society? Because those who are, seem to be making it faster. Sadhguru tells us that in some situations, you can not get away from being cunning, like when negotiating between two nations. But to work smoothly in the society, most important is that you create a confidence in everyone, that they can trust your integrity. It is true that you can make some money by being cunning, but is it worth the amount of effort needed in your mind? To live in ease, you must create an atmosphere of trust around you. Sadhguru also shares his profound wisdom, on what really is life's takeaway!

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April 18, 2018

5 min read

How Do I Make Money as an Entrepreneur?

Money happens as a consequence of a successful business. Instead of thinking about money, you should focus on what you want to create, what real value you want to add to people's lives. If you look at the lives of successful entrepreneurs, they did not bother too much about money. When they created something of value to everyone's life, money came, along with the joy and satisfaction of enhancing other's lives. So, you should look at money as just one more material to make things happen.

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March 31, 2018

4 min read

How To Concentrate?

We are approaching it the 'wrong' way. Concentration is not an action, it is a consequence. So, Sadhguru says - "Do not try to concentrate and focus. It is not a pleasant experience. Just get involved". It is because we have become too goal oriented, we lose this perspective, it is like wanting to have a fruit without the tree!

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September 14, 2017

2 min read

Arnab Goswami Interviews Sadhguru

This is a transcript of a conversation between Arnab Goswami and Sadhguru on varied subjects. Sadhguru responds to Arnab's questions: Q1 - What is more important: Success, Service or Spirituality? Choose one of them.; Q2 -What happens when a person is individually successful, but at the cost of others?; Q3 -Do you have to be guided by someone to do that? How do you do it?; Q4 - What I want to know is how human you are. I want to know whether you have experienced fear, and I would also like to know whether you have attachments.

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June 23, 2017

8 min read

How To Deal With Uncertainty?

Uncertainty means possibilities. You will seek certainty, only when you are in a state of compulsive reaction. Certainty means stagnation, no growth. So, instead of dealing with uncertainty on the outside, what is needed is a certainty in your interiority. Sadhguru says - "Interiority is a dimension by itself. It cannot be crafted according to external situations...If you think your work is important, the first thing you should do is work upon yourself, so that internally you are a stable being, no matter what the situation is externally".

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March 24, 2017

6 min read

Sadhguru Tips To Be Successful

Sadhguru shares some simple tips to achieve success. #1 Forget luck, live by intent. #2 Stop fixating on failure. #3 Work with clarity. #4 Embrace the people and things that you dislike. #5 Drop your calculations. #6 Be equanimous and exuberant. #7 Tune up your insight. #8 Find your inspiration. #9 Set the gold standard in integrity.

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November 17, 2015

5 min read

Train Your Mind For Success

To achieve success you must be able to harness the full capabilities of your body and mind towards your goal. But are you really able to make your mind function the way you want. Try a simple experiment by Sadhguru to test! If you are not able to conduct your mind the way you want, obviously you will not be able to make the life around you happen the way you want - the chances of success are remote. And even if you become successful by accident, you will always be anxious and fearful of losing it - because it did not happen out of your capability, so you are not sure if you can make it happen again. This is why "successful" people suffer!

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October 30, 2015

6 min read

What Decides My Success – Fate, God or Luck?

We are always curious about what are the factors leading to our success. Sadhguru tells us that fate, god and luck are not in our hands. What's not in our hands, we should not spend our time and energy on it. Instead, we should focus our entire energy into giving our best effort. Effective action needs perception and intelligence. So you should constantly work towards enhancing your perception and intelligence. There is no recipe for success. The real success is when you are operating at your full capacity.

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October 26, 2015

5 min read

How Do I Overcome Fear Of Failure?

There is no such thing as failure! It's just your idea. The external influences have trained you to think of life in terms of success and failures. Success and failure should not be contingent on what recognition you get in the world. Your success is determined by how joyfully you lead your life, regardless of what situation you are in. Whatever situation comes your way, you can use it as a stepping stone, and use it make yourself stronger and better. Sadhguru narrates a beautiful tale of a farmer and Shiva to illustrate this.

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July 23, 2015

4 min read

Mahabharat Episode 57: Three Keys to Success, According to the Mahabharat

In this episode of Mahabharata, Sadhguru distills the three keys to…

July 22, 2020

6 min read

What is Kalpvriksha – Manifest What You Want

In Yogic culture, a well established mind is referred as kalpvriksha. For…

February 14, 2020

7 min read

How To Deal With Your Boss?

Only if a leader is supported by everyone, they will be…

January 27, 2020

3 min read

Timing – Most Important Factor in Achieving Success

For you to be successful in the world, you need capability…

November 15, 2019

5 min read

How To Concentrate on Your Studies?

Don't look at concentrating; look at producing the best results for…

October 25, 2019

4 min read

I Face a Lot of Friction – What to Do?

Most people - when something fails - point fingers at others.…

May 6, 2019

3 min read

What Qualities Do I Need If I Want To Begin My Career Afresh?

One can not go with ready made points - it depends…

January 1, 2019

7 min read

Does Luck Play Any Role In Life?

If we keep looking at stars, planets, places, lucky numbers etc…

November 25, 2018

5 min read

How Can I Overcome Self Doubt?

Contrary to the populist 'believe in yourself', Sadhguru tells us that…

September 12, 2018

3 min read

What Does it Take to be Successful?

To be truly successful, you need clarity of perception and an…

August 27, 2018

3 min read

How to Make My Dreams Come True?

Future should be new - so put your dreams to sleep!…

August 23, 2018

4 min read

How Can I Find Out The Purpose of My Life?

Why am I here? Is the purpose of my life pre-destined?…

June 26, 2018

5 min read

What is Communication? Is it only about language?

What is communication really about? What does it take to be…

June 18, 2018

12 min read

How To Become An Effective Leader?

Who is a leader? What are the qualities needed to become…

June 2, 2018

4 min read

How Can I Do Everything Effortlessly?

Effortlessness does not mean not putting effort into anything. Only if…

May 28, 2018

3 min read

Do I Have To Be Cunning To Be Successful?

Have you ever been in a dilemma - if I am…

April 18, 2018

5 min read

How Do I Make Money as an Entrepreneur?

Money happens as a consequence of a successful business. Instead of…

March 31, 2018

4 min read

How To Concentrate?

We are approaching it the 'wrong' way. Concentration is not an…

September 14, 2017

2 min read

Arnab Goswami Interviews Sadhguru

This is a transcript of a conversation between Arnab Goswami and…

June 23, 2017

8 min read

How To Deal With Uncertainty?

Uncertainty means possibilities. You will seek certainty, only when you are…

March 24, 2017

6 min read

Sadhguru Tips To Be Successful

Sadhguru shares some simple tips to achieve success. #1 Forget luck,…

November 17, 2015

5 min read

Train Your Mind For Success

To achieve success you must be able to harness the full…

October 30, 2015

6 min read

What Decides My Success – Fate, God or Luck?

We are always curious about what are the factors leading to…

October 26, 2015

5 min read

How Do I Overcome Fear Of Failure?

There is no such thing as failure! It's just your idea.…

July 23, 2015

4 min read

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