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How to deal with the new generation? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Anupam Kher | #5

Synopsis: Information does not necessarily translate into knowledge. At all. And they always say this, that’s the way I am. I don’t see my grandfather, even at the age of 84, saying, that’s the way I am. So what is this ‘that’s the way I am’, ‘I’m bored’, ‘dude’, ‘cool’? I think that being bad is being cool. If you say, I’m a good man, he’s a boring...

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... man. Breaking news, after every 15 minutes, for millions of channels, is never about good things. It’s only about disaster, rape, swindling of money. We are marketing fear. We are becoming people who are constantly made to feel, suddenly in India also, that we are in a world which is not very, very peaceful, which is a dangerous world. We are becoming, pardon me saying this, like America, where we don’t look at somebody for a little longer. I was in America 2 years back. I was looking at somebody, thinking whether I should ask him the way to my hotel. Because in my hotel there was a mall. So I went into the mall and then I came out, I could not see my hotel. Because I must have got out from somewhere else. So I was looking at somebody, thinking whether I should ask him where my hotel is. He said, what are you staring at? I, being an actor, I said, am I staring at you sir? I’m sorry. I did not know I was staring at you. Poor fellow actually dropped me at my hotel. What my point is, how does one, in these times, retain an amount of innocence? A certain amount of sense of wonder. How does one do that?

Synopsis: Information does not necessarily translate into knowledge. At all. And...

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... they always say this, that’s the way I am. I don’t see my grandfather, even at the age of 84, saying, that’s the way I am. So what is this ‘that’s the way I am’, ‘I’m bored’, ‘dude’, ‘cool’? I think that being bad is being cool. If you say, I’m a good man, he’s a boring man. Breaking news, after every 15 minutes, for millions of channels, is never about good things. It’s only about disaster, rape, swindling of money. We are marketing fear. We are becoming people who are constantly made to feel, suddenly in India also, that we are in a world which is not very, very peaceful, which is a dangerous world. We are becoming, pardon me saying this, like America, where we don’t look at somebody for a little longer. I was in America 2 years back. I was looking at somebody, thinking whether I should ask him the way to my hotel. Because in my hotel there was a mall. So I went into the mall and then I came out, I could not see my hotel. Because I must have got out from somewhere else. So I was looking at somebody, thinking whether I should ask him where my hotel is. He said, what are you staring at? I, being an actor, I said, am I staring at you sir? I’m sorry. I did not know I was staring at you. Poor fellow actually dropped me at my hotel. What my point is, how does one, in these times, retain an amount of innocence? A certain amount of sense of wonder. How does one do that?

May 7, 2021

6:56

How to balance between individual needs and market demands? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Sabyasachi | #7

Synopsis: Given that the creative impulse also entails following a very individual imperative. And then making that meet market demands. How does one walk that very fine line?

Synopsis: Given that the creative impulse also entails following a very individual...

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... imperative. And then making that meet market demands. How does one walk that very fine line?

April 29, 2021

3:57

Should I be apologetic about my success? | Sadhguru at JNU | #3

Synopsis: My question is, I am a student activist. I get multiple opportunities to represent my organization on various platforms, specially in media. And in doing so, I garner immense recognition. But, when I interact with the same students and youths, among which I have that recognition, they expect me to practice humility overtly. So why, for a woman in politics specially,...

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... why am I expected to be apologetic about my success for the good work I’m doing?

Synopsis: My question is, I am a student activist. I get multiple opportunities...

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... to represent my organization on various platforms, specially in media. And in doing so, I garner immense recognition. But, when I interact with the same students and youths, among which I have that recognition, they expect me to practice humility overtly. So why, for a woman in politics specially, why am I expected to be apologetic about my success for the good work I’m doing?

April 23, 2021

3:43

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

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

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

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

April 22, 2021

7:47

Why is it that Indians are doing so well but India isn’t? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Kangana Ranaut | #8

Synopsis: Indians are doing so well. Whether it’s the CEO of Google, Microsoft, MasterCard, Nokia, you know the list goes on. So Indians are doing so well all over the world, but India is not doing well. Why is that?

Synopsis: Indians are doing so well. Whether it’s the CEO of Google, Microsoft,...

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... MasterCard, Nokia, you know the list goes on. So Indians are doing so well all over the world, but India is not doing well. Why is that?

April 22, 2021

6:20

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

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

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

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... act on social welfare?  

April 21, 2021

6:32

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

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

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

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

April 20, 2021

2:21

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

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

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

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... and beliefs?  

April 15, 2021

2:26

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

Synopsis: What’s your definition of success?  

Synopsis: What’s your definition of success?  


April 14, 2021

0:43

Is it good that women are becoming financially independent? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Juhi Chawla | #6

Synopsis: Today, many women in our modern society are stepping out and having a career. And, I’d just like to know, what do you think of this. Of women stepping out, being career people, managing home as well, being financially independent. Is this good?  

Synopsis: Today, many women in our modern society are stepping out and having a...

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... career. And, I’d just like to know, what do you think of this. Of women stepping out, being career people, managing home as well, being financially independent. Is this good?  

April 14, 2021

4:36

How do I cherish my victories or my failures? | Sadhguru at University of Toronto | #3

Synopsis: So Sadhguru, going back to what you were saying, that we need to be part of the solution. And going back to what Daniel was saying that mental health is such a problem here. At UofT we are constantly challenged by new ideas, by some of the great minds in the world. And in such a competitive environment, which I sometimes describe as a rollercoaster ride we got onto knowingly...

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... or unknowingly. I find myself, and a lot of people in the audience would echo to this, that I’m juggling between dealing with stress and finding internal happiness. I want to understand how you live in the moment. How do I cherish my victories or my failures before I move on to the next task in life?  

Synopsis: So Sadhguru, going back to what you were saying, that we need to be part...

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... of the solution. And going back to what Daniel was saying that mental health is such a problem here. At UofT we are constantly challenged by new ideas, by some of the great minds in the world. And in such a competitive environment, which I sometimes describe as a rollercoaster ride we got onto knowingly or unknowingly. I find myself, and a lot of people in the audience would echo to this, that I’m juggling between dealing with stress and finding internal happiness. I want to understand how you live in the moment. How do I cherish my victories or my failures before I move on to the next task in life?  

April 12, 2021

17:37

A simple trick to improve self confidence

Transcript: Confidence is not a substitute for clarity. You need clarity to be successful, not confidence. Confidence means, where there is no clarity, you made up something in your mind to feel bullish. That's not the way to success. Well that could succeed sometimes. When, with absolute confidence if you walk through, maybe, maybe you will not sink. But, confidence without clarity is a disastrous process. Unfortunately,...

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... so-called influencers, coaches, people who are training people in management and other things, trying to build confidence. Especially if you're a leader of people, extremely important that you have clarity not confidence. Confidence means you have the courage to step into empty places. Confidence means you have the propensity to step into pitfalls. When you have the position of a leader, you have no business to do that. This whole business of confidence without clarity comes from a religious basis where people believe that if they believe something, it will happen. Well it is like flipping of a coin. If you believe it will be heads, it will be heads 50% of the time. If you're only successful 50% of the time, the only two professions left for you is, you can either become a weatherman or an astrologer. These days something more than 50% is even expected of a weatherman. So there's only one left for you.

Transcript: Confidence is not a substitute for clarity. You need clarity to be successful, not confidence. Confidence...

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... means, where there is no clarity, you made up something in your mind to feel bullish. That's not the way to success. Well that could succeed sometimes. When, with absolute confidence if you walk through, maybe, maybe you will not sink. But, confidence without clarity is a disastrous process. Unfortunately, so-called influencers, coaches, people who are training people in management and other things, trying to build confidence. Especially if you're a leader of people, extremely important that you have clarity not confidence. Confidence means you have the courage to step into empty places. Confidence means you have the propensity to step into pitfalls. When you have the position of a leader, you have no business to do that. This whole business of confidence without clarity comes from a religious basis where people believe that if they believe something, it will happen. Well it is like flipping of a coin. If you believe it will be heads, it will be heads 50% of the time. If you're only successful 50% of the time, the only two professions left for you is, you can either become a weatherman or an astrologer. These days something more than 50% is even expected of a weatherman. So there's only one left for you.

April 9, 2021

2:14

What is Success and how to be successful?

Transcript: If your idea of success is you're doing little better than your neighbour, I call that sickness. That is not success. You are happy that your neighbour is worse than you. Is this sickness or success? It is sickness. But, in some way you feel fulfilled with what you're doing. Let's consider that as success for now. It doesn't matter whether you're better than somebody or worse than somebody. That question...

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... should not even come up in your mind. But in some way you feel you're using yourself fully and there's a certain sense of fulfillment in your activity. It doesn't matter whether somebody thinks you're worthwhile or not, you feel you're a worthwhile life. Good enough for now. World may not recognize, it doesn't matter. But you know you're worthwhile. So what does success look like? What does it take? You must understand, those who made any significant achievements in their life, who've been very successful either in music, sport, art, business, spiritual process, doesn't matter what. Those people never know when they ate, when they slept, when they got afternoon rest. I have not seen such a thing in my life. So, those who are committed to being successful with whatever they are doing, one important aspect of their life is, they're not settling down wherever it's a bit comfortable. This is happening. In your school, maybe later in your university, later in your work, it's happening to people. Maybe not everyone but a whole lot of people. Their commitment to success is weak. They want to succeed, they will take three steps, then something little interesting happens here, they will go away here, they'll go away there, they'll go with it. Hey, I want to live. Their commitment to success is weak. Either situations around them in some way, you know situations can impede you from doing what you're doing very easily. Many times it happens to everyone. But when this happens people weaken their commitment for their success. Maybe physically they'll feel little weak, they will weaken their commitment to success. Maybe their emotions slosh around a little bit, they will weaken their commitment to success. So our commitment to success should not weaken because there is social drama going on, or physiological drama, or psychological drama. Whatever happens your commitment to success should not weaken. That is what gets you across so many lines in our life, so many barriers in our life.

Transcript: If your idea of success is you're doing little better than your neighbour, I call that sickness. That...

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... is not success. You are happy that your neighbour is worse than you. Is this sickness or success? It is sickness. But, in some way you feel fulfilled with what you're doing. Let's consider that as success for now. It doesn't matter whether you're better than somebody or worse than somebody. That question should not even come up in your mind. But in some way you feel you're using yourself fully and there's a certain sense of fulfillment in your activity. It doesn't matter whether somebody thinks you're worthwhile or not, you feel you're a worthwhile life. Good enough for now. World may not recognize, it doesn't matter. But you know you're worthwhile. So what does success look like? What does it take? You must understand, those who made any significant achievements in their life, who've been very successful either in music, sport, art, business, spiritual process, doesn't matter what. Those people never know when they ate, when they slept, when they got afternoon rest. I have not seen such a thing in my life. So, those who are committed to being successful with whatever they are doing, one important aspect of their life is, they're not settling down wherever it's a bit comfortable. This is happening. In your school, maybe later in your university, later in your work, it's happening to people. Maybe not everyone but a whole lot of people. Their commitment to success is weak. They want to succeed, they will take three steps, then something little interesting happens here, they will go away here, they'll go away there, they'll go with it. Hey, I want to live. Their commitment to success is weak. Either situations around them in some way, you know situations can impede you from doing what you're doing very easily. Many times it happens to everyone. But when this happens people weaken their commitment for their success. Maybe physically they'll feel little weak, they will weaken their commitment to success. Maybe their emotions slosh around a little bit, they will weaken their commitment to success. So our commitment to success should not weaken because there is social drama going on, or physiological drama, or psychological drama. Whatever happens your commitment to success should not weaken. That is what gets you across so many lines in our life, so many barriers in our life.

March 22, 2021

3:39

Should I trust my intuition or logic?

Transcript: In the yogic way of looking at things, there is no such thing as body and mind. There is physical body, there is mental body, there is energy body. The energy body comprises of 72,000 nadis. When we say a nadi, it means a channel or a pathway. Nadi does not mean a nerve. If you cut open this body, you will not see the nadis. There is no such thing physically. But experientially if you observe the nature...

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... of the movement of energy in the system, you will see that it always moves along established pathways, never randomly. So there are 72,000 ways in which it moves. 36 on the right, 36 on the left. 36,000 on either side. The right is called as pingala, the left is referred to as eda. These are also referred to as sun and moon. So these two, eda and pingala or the sun and the moon, the right and the left. On the level of your mind signify the logical and the intuitive. When I say intuitive, intuition is not another dimension of perception. But just another dimension of computing. If you have the same amount of information within you, if you go logically, there may be 10 steps to get to a place. Intuition means you don't take the 10 steps, you just jump to the 10th step. But today modern education systems, 100% are stomping on the intuitive dimension. Only the logical is developed. Anything intuitive is dismissed off as mumbo jumbo. For everything you have to think through. What your grandmothers just knew, today you have to do a billion dollar research to find the same thing. So in the yogic system, the significance of the intuition is as important as the logical. So bringing a balance between eda and pingala is a very important part of living a balanced life. Being able to conduct yourself through complex situations with ease comes only when the intuitive dimension of your mind is sufficiently evolved and developed.

Transcript: In the yogic way of looking at things, there is no such thing as body and mind. There is physical body,...

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... there is mental body, there is energy body. The energy body comprises of 72,000 nadis. When we say a nadi, it means a channel or a pathway. Nadi does not mean a nerve. If you cut open this body, you will not see the nadis. There is no such thing physically. But experientially if you observe the nature of the movement of energy in the system, you will see that it always moves along established pathways, never randomly. So there are 72,000 ways in which it moves. 36 on the right, 36 on the left. 36,000 on either side. The right is called as pingala, the left is referred to as eda. These are also referred to as sun and moon. So these two, eda and pingala or the sun and the moon, the right and the left. On the level of your mind signify the logical and the intuitive. When I say intuitive, intuition is not another dimension of perception. But just another dimension of computing. If you have the same amount of information within you, if you go logically, there may be 10 steps to get to a place. Intuition means you don't take the 10 steps, you just jump to the 10th step. But today modern education systems, 100% are stomping on the intuitive dimension. Only the logical is developed. Anything intuitive is dismissed off as mumbo jumbo. For everything you have to think through. What your grandmothers just knew, today you have to do a billion dollar research to find the same thing. So in the yogic system, the significance of the intuition is as important as the logical. So bringing a balance between eda and pingala is a very important part of living a balanced life. Being able to conduct yourself through complex situations with ease comes only when the intuitive dimension of your mind is sufficiently evolved and developed.

March 17, 2021

3:19

Should I listen to my head or my heart

Transcript: So there's a whole lot of enterprise going on in the world by complicating very simple aspects of life. Really. If you complicate something with incomprehensible words and if you have a lot of words to do it, then you will seem profound because anyway nobody can understand what the hell it is. The thing that you're referring to as your heart, is generally the emotional side of you. So you're separating...

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... what is thought and what is emotion. Let me ask you a simple question. If you look at yourself carefully in your day-to-day activity, you will notice this. The way you think is the way you emote. Right now, if I think you are such a wonderful person, I will have sweet emotions towards yo. Which I hope you're thinking. This is not a confession. If I think she's horrible, I'll have nasty emotions towards you. Right. I cannot think you're wonderful and have nasty emotions towards you. I cannot think you're horrible and have sweet emotions towards you. It is impractical and it's not possible. People act those things and it never works. People. I hate her but I'll be nice to her. They will go like this and do like this. Have you seen this happening? Nice things are done in a horrible way. It is happening in families, among friends, whatever. Nice things are done in such a horrible way. If you want to do something horrible, just do something horrible at least. Don't spoil the nice things in a horrible way. So now the question is just this, thought and emotion - are they same or are they two different realms? They're not. Thought is agile. See today I can think. Right now I think you're wonderful. Just next moment you did something I don't like, I think you're horrible. My thought immediately changes because it's agile. But my emotion is happy. It'll take three days, it'll struggle and slowly turn around. It has a larger turning arc but after three days it'll come my way. For some people it's three days, some people three months but they will turn around, isn't it? Yes or no? The way you think is the way you feel, there is no other way. It is also true, the way you feel is the way you think also. It depends which is more dominant in you. In a person if emotion is forefront, the way they feel is the way they think. If thought is forefront, the way they think is the way they feel. You can't think one way and feel another way. That only happens temporarily for some time but emotion will catch up.

Transcript: So there's a whole lot of enterprise going on in the world by complicating very simple aspects of life....

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... Really. If you complicate something with incomprehensible words and if you have a lot of words to do it, then you will seem profound because anyway nobody can understand what the hell it is. The thing that you're referring to as your heart, is generally the emotional side of you. So you're separating what is thought and what is emotion. Let me ask you a simple question. If you look at yourself carefully in your day-to-day activity, you will notice this. The way you think is the way you emote. Right now, if I think you are such a wonderful person, I will have sweet emotions towards yo. Which I hope you're thinking. This is not a confession. If I think she's horrible, I'll have nasty emotions towards you. Right. I cannot think you're wonderful and have nasty emotions towards you. I cannot think you're horrible and have sweet emotions towards you. It is impractical and it's not possible. People act those things and it never works. People. I hate her but I'll be nice to her. They will go like this and do like this. Have you seen this happening? Nice things are done in a horrible way. It is happening in families, among friends, whatever. Nice things are done in such a horrible way. If you want to do something horrible, just do something horrible at least. Don't spoil the nice things in a horrible way. So now the question is just this, thought and emotion - are they same or are they two different realms? They're not. Thought is agile. See today I can think. Right now I think you're wonderful. Just next moment you did something I don't like, I think you're horrible. My thought immediately changes because it's agile. But my emotion is happy. It'll take three days, it'll struggle and slowly turn around. It has a larger turning arc but after three days it'll come my way. For some people it's three days, some people three months but they will turn around, isn't it? Yes or no? The way you think is the way you feel, there is no other way. It is also true, the way you feel is the way you think also. It depends which is more dominant in you. In a person if emotion is forefront, the way they feel is the way they think. If thought is forefront, the way they think is the way they feel. You can't think one way and feel another way. That only happens temporarily for some time but emotion will catch up.

February 28, 2021

3:13

What is the key to success – Confidence or Clarity?

Transcript: Ultimately, whatever, whatever you wish to do in your life, how much clarity do you have is all there is, isn't it? About anything. Yes or no? If you don't have clarity, you will try to make it up with confidence. Confidence is a very poor substitute for clarity. It's like there's a busy highway, vehicles are moving at a fast pace, your vision is not clear, you bring confidence. You can refer to your...

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... horoscope. You know you have a horoscope? You can refer to your horoscope and say my horoscope says, I live for 90 years, nothing is going to happen to me, and just cross. You may make it or use one of your slogans which will bring you confidence. You can say Jai Shri Ram, you can say Love Akhbar, Hail Mary, whatever you want, whatever works for you. Loudly shout the slogan and run across. It may work. Just by sure chance or because of the compassion of some driver. But every day if you try it, we know where to pick you up. One day you can make it with confidence. So confidence is not a substitute for clarity. If you want to do anything successfully, you must have clarity, isn't it?

Transcript: Ultimately, whatever, whatever you wish to do in your life, how much clarity do you have is all there...

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... is, isn't it? About anything. Yes or no? If you don't have clarity, you will try to make it up with confidence. Confidence is a very poor substitute for clarity. It's like there's a busy highway, vehicles are moving at a fast pace, your vision is not clear, you bring confidence. You can refer to your horoscope. You know you have a horoscope? You can refer to your horoscope and say my horoscope says, I live for 90 years, nothing is going to happen to me, and just cross. You may make it or use one of your slogans which will bring you confidence. You can say Jai Shri Ram, you can say Love Akhbar, Hail Mary, whatever you want, whatever works for you. Loudly shout the slogan and run across. It may work. Just by sure chance or because of the compassion of some driver. But every day if you try it, we know where to pick you up. One day you can make it with confidence. So confidence is not a substitute for clarity. If you want to do anything successfully, you must have clarity, isn't it?

January 30, 2021

2:16

How to control your destiny?

Transcript: Let's understand this. Karma means action. So when you say karma, you're referring to action. The four type of acts, four types of actions that you're performing right now, as you sit here. Your body is doing something, physical action. Your mind is doing something, mental action. Your emotions are doing something, emotional action. Your energies are doing something, energy action. These four dimensions...

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... of activity are happening every moment of your life. Both in wakefulness and sleep, it's happening. Since today morning, since the time you woke up, I will excuse you for the times when you were sleeping. From the time you woke up till this moment, how much of this, what percentage of these four actions are you conscious of? That's a question. How much percentage do you believe you're conscious of from morning to now, these four types of actions? Well below 1%, isn't it? So 99+ of your karma, your action is unconscious. Suppose, unconsciously I am taking something and throwing like this, all over. And this keeps coming and falling on my head. I think it's being dropped from heaven because I'm unconscious that I am throwing all these things. When 99% of your actions, or over 99% of your actions, are unconscious, you always think something is being done to you, isn't it? Why forever people have been talking about being conscious is just this. If you raise it to 2%, suddenly it looks like your destiny is in your hands. If you have mastery over your physical body, 15 - 20% of your life and destiny will be in your hands. If you have mastery over your mind, 50 - 60% of your life and destiny is in your hands. If you have mastery over your life energies, 100% of life and destiny is in your hands.

Transcript: Let's understand this. Karma means action. So when you say karma, you're referring to action. The four...

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... type of acts, four types of actions that you're performing right now, as you sit here. Your body is doing something, physical action. Your mind is doing something, mental action. Your emotions are doing something, emotional action. Your energies are doing something, energy action. These four dimensions of activity are happening every moment of your life. Both in wakefulness and sleep, it's happening. Since today morning, since the time you woke up, I will excuse you for the times when you were sleeping. From the time you woke up till this moment, how much of this, what percentage of these four actions are you conscious of? That's a question. How much percentage do you believe you're conscious of from morning to now, these four types of actions? Well below 1%, isn't it? So 99+ of your karma, your action is unconscious. Suppose, unconsciously I am taking something and throwing like this, all over. And this keeps coming and falling on my head. I think it's being dropped from heaven because I'm unconscious that I am throwing all these things. When 99% of your actions, or over 99% of your actions, are unconscious, you always think something is being done to you, isn't it? Why forever people have been talking about being conscious is just this. If you raise it to 2%, suddenly it looks like your destiny is in your hands. If you have mastery over your physical body, 15 - 20% of your life and destiny will be in your hands. If you have mastery over your mind, 50 - 60% of your life and destiny is in your hands. If you have mastery over your life energies, 100% of life and destiny is in your hands.

January 16, 2021

2:45

A crash course on time management

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

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

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

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

January 12, 2021

3:12

Can wearing Gemstones change my life

Transcript: Do other things have influence on us, particularly inanimate objects? The gems and the diamonds and things like that, and also the planets. See, the nature of the planet has a certain influence on the life upon it. You will see, on full moon days and new moon days, many animals behave in certain specific ways simply because they are influenced by it. You know the whole ocean is rising. When ocean,...

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... which is millions and millions of tons of water is able to rise, when 72% of your body is water, you think it won't rise at all? It does. So I don't know if you're conscious of it, but in India most people are, not only in India, anywhere wherever there are mental asylums and things, they are conscious of it. On full moon days and new moon days people get exaggerated levels of disturbance in their minds. So people think new moon and full moon will cause madness. No, that's not the truth. If you're very loving, full moon day you will become more loving. If you're very joyful, on a full moon day you will become more joyful. If you're a little crazy, you'll get little more crazy. Whatever is your quality, gets little hyped on that day. So those who are romantic, they want full moon day. Those who want to meditate, they want full moon day. Those who are a little mad, they don't want full moon day. Essentially, it's hyping things up a little bit. Of course, today there is another kind of textbook science which is going on, which doesn't absorb anything except what happens in the laboratory. These people are going on saying, this is all rubbish, this, that. Now if you pay attention to your own body, you will know, without looking up, without looking at the calendar, you will know when is full moon day, when is new moon day by yourself. Simply if you pay sufficient attention to your own system because it's visible in your system, certain behavior is there. But with the human being the problem is, or people seeing it a problem, any possibility, if you do not explore that possibility, in your eyes it looks like a problem. What is a problem is always a possibility, isn't it? You don't like it? What is a possibility, if you do not explore it, if you do not realize what is the possibility, it seems like a problem to you. So do inanimate things have impact on you? Yes, if you allow it. Because this is the human predicament that, who you are is not determined by nature, it is left open for you. Left open for you means you are the only creature on this planet who's been given the freedom to shape your own life.

Transcript: Do other things have influence on us, particularly inanimate objects? The gems and the diamonds and things...

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... like that, and also the planets. See, the nature of the planet has a certain influence on the life upon it. You will see, on full moon days and new moon days, many animals behave in certain specific ways simply because they are influenced by it. You know the whole ocean is rising. When ocean, which is millions and millions of tons of water is able to rise, when 72% of your body is water, you think it won't rise at all? It does. So I don't know if you're conscious of it, but in India most people are, not only in India, anywhere wherever there are mental asylums and things, they are conscious of it. On full moon days and new moon days people get exaggerated levels of disturbance in their minds. So people think new moon and full moon will cause madness. No, that's not the truth. If you're very loving, full moon day you will become more loving. If you're very joyful, on a full moon day you will become more joyful. If you're a little crazy, you'll get little more crazy. Whatever is your quality, gets little hyped on that day. So those who are romantic, they want full moon day. Those who want to meditate, they want full moon day. Those who are a little mad, they don't want full moon day. Essentially, it's hyping things up a little bit. Of course, today there is another kind of textbook science which is going on, which doesn't absorb anything except what happens in the laboratory. These people are going on saying, this is all rubbish, this, that. Now if you pay attention to your own body, you will know, without looking up, without looking at the calendar, you will know when is full moon day, when is new moon day by yourself. Simply if you pay sufficient attention to your own system because it's visible in your system, certain behavior is there. But with the human being the problem is, or people seeing it a problem, any possibility, if you do not explore that possibility, in your eyes it looks like a problem. What is a problem is always a possibility, isn't it? You don't like it? What is a possibility, if you do not explore it, if you do not realize what is the possibility, it seems like a problem to you. So do inanimate things have impact on you? Yes, if you allow it. Because this is the human predicament that, who you are is not determined by nature, it is left open for you. Left open for you means you are the only creature on this planet who's been given the freedom to shape your own life.

January 9, 2021

3:38

How do you reconcile your own goals and principles versus the person you love? | Sadhguru at Columbia University | #8

Synopsis: Changing here slightly, I have a question submitted by the prolific anonymous. How do you, Sadhguru, decide between your principles/ goals/ priorities versus the person you like the most? The goals and principles both come from the same mind/ heart. And our anonymous used the word like but we can also use love in there too. But I guess the question is, how do you reconcile...

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... your own goals and principles versus the person you like, or love?  

Synopsis: Changing here slightly, I have a question submitted by the prolific anonymous....

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... How do you, Sadhguru, decide between your principles/ goals/ priorities versus the person you like the most? The goals and principles both come from the same mind/ heart. And our anonymous used the word like but we can also use love in there too. But I guess the question is, how do you reconcile your own goals and principles versus the person you like, or love?  

January 7, 2021

12:29

How to move energies within your system to achieve high performance

Transcript: Neem and turmeric together creates a certain access to the cellular level, that when you generate energy, how is it distributed? Well, people have been asking me to talk, speak about internal combustion engine. So how distribution of energy happens, which in an automobile is called transmission, determines how efficient a vehicle is and how much fuel it consumes to generate the same amount of power....

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... Power in the engine is one thing, power at the wheels is another thing. Completely different. Today the top racing machines in the world are just 2.7 liter, that's a captive set for the formula ones. But they're the fastest machines because power of the engine and power of the wheel, the loss very, very minimal. Well, we have pickup trucks here, which generate 700 bhp at the engine. But, what goes to the wheel is another matter. So there is something called as transmission. So what you generate in your stomach, where all does it go to, what extent does it go, is a very important aspect which in today's world people are simply not conscious of. If you want to facilitate this, well there are yogic practices. But even to assist that, this neem and turmeric can be a tremendous process. Because it facilitates that, that your transmission of energy is evenly across. And once you start noticing this, then by choice you can move your energies where you want. When I say you can move your energies where you want, right now, if I say this, people will start imagining all kinds of things. So let me limit that, but anyway. Right now, I want to speak. If I have my energies focused in my throat consciously, it may happen to a whole lot of singers and others just, you know, by natural inclinations. But if you're consciously there, you will see your speech will have a different kind of impact. If you look at something, if you move your energies to your eyes, not that everything, the dominance is in that place, then you will see your look has a power which, everybody has eyes maybe they're 20/20. So you may your vision may be normal, but doesn't have the same power, will not grasp the same things, will not penetrate the same way. Like this, there are various aspects. You want to do something with your hands, if you can have your energies focused in your hands, your touch will be another level of touch altogether. So if this has to happen, first and foremost thing is the transmission of energy in the system is smoked. Neem and turmeric as a combination on an empty stomach does wonders in this direction. Wonders.

Transcript: Neem and turmeric together creates a certain access to the cellular level, that when you generate energy,...

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... how is it distributed? Well, people have been asking me to talk, speak about internal combustion engine. So how distribution of energy happens, which in an automobile is called transmission, determines how efficient a vehicle is and how much fuel it consumes to generate the same amount of power. Power in the engine is one thing, power at the wheels is another thing. Completely different. Today the top racing machines in the world are just 2.7 liter, that's a captive set for the formula ones. But they're the fastest machines because power of the engine and power of the wheel, the loss very, very minimal. Well, we have pickup trucks here, which generate 700 bhp at the engine. But, what goes to the wheel is another matter. So there is something called as transmission. So what you generate in your stomach, where all does it go to, what extent does it go, is a very important aspect which in today's world people are simply not conscious of. If you want to facilitate this, well there are yogic practices. But even to assist that, this neem and turmeric can be a tremendous process. Because it facilitates that, that your transmission of energy is evenly across. And once you start noticing this, then by choice you can move your energies where you want. When I say you can move your energies where you want, right now, if I say this, people will start imagining all kinds of things. So let me limit that, but anyway. Right now, I want to speak. If I have my energies focused in my throat consciously, it may happen to a whole lot of singers and others just, you know, by natural inclinations. But if you're consciously there, you will see your speech will have a different kind of impact. If you look at something, if you move your energies to your eyes, not that everything, the dominance is in that place, then you will see your look has a power which, everybody has eyes maybe they're 20/20. So you may your vision may be normal, but doesn't have the same power, will not grasp the same things, will not penetrate the same way. Like this, there are various aspects. You want to do something with your hands, if you can have your energies focused in your hands, your touch will be another level of touch altogether. So if this has to happen, first and foremost thing is the transmission of energy in the system is smoked. Neem and turmeric as a combination on an empty stomach does wonders in this direction. Wonders.

January 6, 2021

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What is success? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Ranveer Singh | #4

Synopsis: You mentioned success. You know, and everybody, you know I’ve noticed everybody is trying to define success. Along the way, I came across a meaning that I really liked. It was, success is the magnitude of the beneficial footprint that you can leave on the society, i like that definition. One of the definitions of success that I liked. But what is your take on this...

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... concept? What is success? I mean, we’re here, is the purpose of life, are we here to procreate? If we procreate are we successful? How do you consider yourself successful?  

Synopsis: You mentioned success. You know, and everybody, you know I’ve noticed...

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... everybody is trying to define success. Along the way, I came across a meaning that I really liked. It was, success is the magnitude of the beneficial footprint that you can leave on the society, i like that definition. One of the definitions of success that I liked. But what is your take on this concept? What is success? I mean, we’re here, is the purpose of life, are we here to procreate? If we procreate are we successful? How do you consider yourself successful?  

January 6, 2021

4:15

How do we balance between the present and future? | Sadhguru at University of Michigan | #6

Synopsis: So in working towards our ambitions, we sometimes forget to enjoy the present, experience life as it is. And we strive towards making a beautiful future. Now how do you recommend that we think about balancing the two? That is, enjoying the present versus working towards a future.  

Synopsis: So in working towards our ambitions, we sometimes forget to enjoy the...

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... present, experience life as it is. And we strive towards making a beautiful future. Now how do you recommend that we think about balancing the two? That is, enjoying the present versus working towards a future.  

January 4, 2021

11:39

How to build goodwill among people

Transcript: So how to build goodwill. I was doing a program for one of the top, you know, really one of the largest multinational company in the world. Top 25 executives. It's a two-day event. I had nine volunteers with me, Isha foundation is a completely volunteer-run organization. And these nine volunteers were managing everything for the program, and on the second day one of these executives asked me, Sadhguru,...

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... where do you get such people? Because they are always looking for attrition, you know. Where do you get such people? I said, you don't get them, you got to make them. How do you make them? I said, you have to make them fall in love with you. Oh, how do we do that? I said, first you must fall in love with them. Then they say, oh they don't pay us for that. So that's all it is. So you cannot build goodwill, you have to extrude goodwill. If you offer it to everybody, then it comes back to you in many ways. But you don't worry whether it comes back to you or not, this should be your way of living. This should be a way of being, that you naturally include everybody in everything that you are. Some will respond, some will not respond and it's fine, it's their choice. But, as far as you're concerned, there's no choice. You have fallen in love with everybody. For them, they can choose still. But after some time they'll lose their choice, they'll have no choice. If you continue to be like this, you will see after some time they have no choice at all. Initially they act like they have a choice, but after a while they'll have no choice. So don't try to build goodwill. See, when I say fall in love with something, all I'm saying is, what you refer to as love is just a certain pleasantness of your emotion. Emotion is a very powerful thing, though people talk all intellectual nonsense still world is driven by human emotion. Yes? Isn't it so? Who gets elected is still driven by emotion, isn't it? Who is popular in the country or in the world is still driven by emotion, isn't it? People that you have never set your eyes upon, they're the people you're in love with. Please see. Yes? You see an Amitabh Bachchan or a Tendulkar or a Brad Pitt or somebody or maybe Angelina Jolie, I'm sorry. You are in love with people that you have never seen because that is the nature of your emotion. So emotion is a powerful tool. So if you can manage a steady sweetness of your emotion, you're in love with everything around you. If you're like this, people can't help it. They'll fall. This is not a trick, this is a way of being. This is an intelligent way to exist because whether they fall in love with you or not, your life is very pleasant and sweet.

Transcript: So how to build goodwill. I was doing a program for one of the top, you know, really one of the largest...

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... multinational company in the world. Top 25 executives. It's a two-day event. I had nine volunteers with me, Isha foundation is a completely volunteer-run organization. And these nine volunteers were managing everything for the program, and on the second day one of these executives asked me, Sadhguru, where do you get such people? Because they are always looking for attrition, you know. Where do you get such people? I said, you don't get them, you got to make them. How do you make them? I said, you have to make them fall in love with you. Oh, how do we do that? I said, first you must fall in love with them. Then they say, oh they don't pay us for that. So that's all it is. So you cannot build goodwill, you have to extrude goodwill. If you offer it to everybody, then it comes back to you in many ways. But you don't worry whether it comes back to you or not, this should be your way of living. This should be a way of being, that you naturally include everybody in everything that you are. Some will respond, some will not respond and it's fine, it's their choice. But, as far as you're concerned, there's no choice. You have fallen in love with everybody. For them, they can choose still. But after some time they'll lose their choice, they'll have no choice. If you continue to be like this, you will see after some time they have no choice at all. Initially they act like they have a choice, but after a while they'll have no choice. So don't try to build goodwill. See, when I say fall in love with something, all I'm saying is, what you refer to as love is just a certain pleasantness of your emotion. Emotion is a very powerful thing, though people talk all intellectual nonsense still world is driven by human emotion. Yes? Isn't it so? Who gets elected is still driven by emotion, isn't it? Who is popular in the country or in the world is still driven by emotion, isn't it? People that you have never set your eyes upon, they're the people you're in love with. Please see. Yes? You see an Amitabh Bachchan or a Tendulkar or a Brad Pitt or somebody or maybe Angelina Jolie, I'm sorry. You are in love with people that you have never seen because that is the nature of your emotion. So emotion is a powerful tool. So if you can manage a steady sweetness of your emotion, you're in love with everything around you. If you're like this, people can't help it. They'll fall. This is not a trick, this is a way of being. This is an intelligent way to exist because whether they fall in love with you or not, your life is very pleasant and sweet.

January 2, 2021

3:34

Single minded focus – the key to success

Transcript: So, will the body complain sometimes? Of course it does. If the body is not complaining, that means you are not using it. Hello? It must complain. But you don't complain, this is all you have to learn. For this you need devotion towards what you're doing. If you don't have devotion, before the body, mind will complain, emotion will complain, everything will complain. No, no, no. First body should complain....

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... That means you're stretched physically. Then, mind can take a little judicious decision, like me, you can take a break like me. That means only till 12 O'clock you're active in the night. Only till midnight, after that you're sleeping. Otherwise it'll go on till 2 a.m. It's a break day. If your body is not feeling, life is tough. Body, not mind. If your body is not feeling life is tough, that means you're not doing anything worthwhile. Your body should be constantly stretched, it must feel it's tough. When you go to bed, you should not sleep, you must die. Yes. One pillow like this. No. You lie down on the rock, you fall dead just like that. That's how you should be by the end of the day. Then next day morning it will bounce back as if it's being born again. This way, no. You must feel it's tough on the system. Because this is the nature of this, the harder you stretch it, the stronger it becomes, the better it becomes. Those who are trying to save it for another day, not using it, they will. Life cannot be preserved, this must be understood. Dead things can be preserved, life cannot be preserved. It can only be nourished and used. If you are trying to preserve and save yourself, not going to work.

Transcript: So, will the body complain sometimes? Of course it does. If the body is not complaining, that means you...

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... are not using it. Hello? It must complain. But you don't complain, this is all you have to learn. For this you need devotion towards what you're doing. If you don't have devotion, before the body, mind will complain, emotion will complain, everything will complain. No, no, no. First body should complain. That means you're stretched physically. Then, mind can take a little judicious decision, like me, you can take a break like me. That means only till 12 O'clock you're active in the night. Only till midnight, after that you're sleeping. Otherwise it'll go on till 2 a.m. It's a break day. If your body is not feeling, life is tough. Body, not mind. If your body is not feeling life is tough, that means you're not doing anything worthwhile. Your body should be constantly stretched, it must feel it's tough. When you go to bed, you should not sleep, you must die. Yes. One pillow like this. No. You lie down on the rock, you fall dead just like that. That's how you should be by the end of the day. Then next day morning it will bounce back as if it's being born again. This way, no. You must feel it's tough on the system. Because this is the nature of this, the harder you stretch it, the stronger it becomes, the better it becomes. Those who are trying to save it for another day, not using it, they will. Life cannot be preserved, this must be understood. Dead things can be preserved, life cannot be preserved. It can only be nourished and used. If you are trying to preserve and save yourself, not going to work.

December 2, 2020

3:27

How to be successful like Sachin Tendulkar?

Transcript: See, whether it is art, music, design, business, sport, spirituality, politics, it doesn't matter what it is. If you are not absolutely devoted to what you're doing, you will never do anything significant in your life. That's for 100% I'm telling you. You may earn a living, but you will not do anything significant if you are not totally, totally devoted to something. See, right now there are many examples....

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... Because they gave him a Bharat Ratna, I am choosing him. Let's say Sachin Tendulkar. This man knows nothing except hitting a ball. He gets so devoted to hitting a ball, hitting a ball, hitting a ball, hitting a ball and he eats it like nobody. Now he's Bharat Ratna. Yes or no? It is just devotion. You must talk to him and see privately. He is like, you talk about the ball he will. He is so devoted to it, okay? It's, it's his religion, it's his sacred stuff, it is everything to him, hitting that ball. His entire life he invests in one simple act, hitting a ball. Is it a big thing? But hitting a ball because of enormous devotion, just see what happens. Tremendous things happen, isn't it? So, the question is not about what you want to do, the question is just this, can you be devoted to this? Let's say you think in terms of today, if I invest my life next 25 years, can I be devoted to what I'm doing right now? Will this matter to me? Will I feel fulfilled if I look back and see what I have done? Something. You do whatever the hell you want, just do it well. That's important. And don't do any damn thing that you will be ashamed of doing tomorrow, isn't it? What other people say it doesn't matter but you should not be ashamed of what you have done, isn't it so? Hello? This much you must keep, this much pride and freedom you must keep in your life. It doesn't matter the whole world says you're wrong, but you are not ashamed of what you have done. That much you must always keep in your life, if that one thing if you give up I'm telling you, you'll live a very poor life. You may have everything but you'll have nothing.

Transcript: See, whether it is art, music, design, business, sport, spirituality, politics, it doesn't matter what...

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... it is. If you are not absolutely devoted to what you're doing, you will never do anything significant in your life. That's for 100% I'm telling you. You may earn a living, but you will not do anything significant if you are not totally, totally devoted to something. See, right now there are many examples. Because they gave him a Bharat Ratna, I am choosing him. Let's say Sachin Tendulkar. This man knows nothing except hitting a ball. He gets so devoted to hitting a ball, hitting a ball, hitting a ball, hitting a ball and he eats it like nobody. Now he's Bharat Ratna. Yes or no? It is just devotion. You must talk to him and see privately. He is like, you talk about the ball he will. He is so devoted to it, okay? It's, it's his religion, it's his sacred stuff, it is everything to him, hitting that ball. His entire life he invests in one simple act, hitting a ball. Is it a big thing? But hitting a ball because of enormous devotion, just see what happens. Tremendous things happen, isn't it? So, the question is not about what you want to do, the question is just this, can you be devoted to this? Let's say you think in terms of today, if I invest my life next 25 years, can I be devoted to what I'm doing right now? Will this matter to me? Will I feel fulfilled if I look back and see what I have done? Something. You do whatever the hell you want, just do it well. That's important. And don't do any damn thing that you will be ashamed of doing tomorrow, isn't it? What other people say it doesn't matter but you should not be ashamed of what you have done, isn't it so? Hello? This much you must keep, this much pride and freedom you must keep in your life. It doesn't matter the whole world says you're wrong, but you are not ashamed of what you have done. That much you must always keep in your life, if that one thing if you give up I'm telling you, you'll live a very poor life. You may have everything but you'll have nothing.

November 1, 2020

2:55

How can women become successful in modern society?

Transcript: This too much of man-woman thing is being done, unfortunately. It's a small biological difference, to serve a certain purpose. We all are here today because of this difference. Yes? So we don't have to treat women like separate species. There was a time when the world was such that, a woman couldn't really go out and do much because of the nature of the world around. Suppose, right now, you know, I...

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... don't know, maybe two-three thousand people turned up from many parts of the world for yesterday's event in kashi. I think in this more than 60% of women. Now, suppose this was thousand years ago it would be 95% men, only 5% women, maybe. Because to travel by walk or, by on a horseback, and to come to kashi from thousand miles away would be a challenging thing for a woman. Would not be very safe for a woman, those days. But today, you must understand it's not your liberal attitude which has brought women reasonably level, just technology. Technology has leveled the difference because your big muscle is no more useful. You need some brain. When man's muscle did everything on this planet, naturally man was dominant. This dominance also is misunderstood. He dominated in one arena, which was filmed and reported. She dominated in a different arena, which was private and not reported. If you make economics the only value of your life, money is the only prime value in your life, then world will become very male because there will be no room for the feminine to find expression. There may be women but they will surrender their feminine to be successful, unfortunately. This should not happen. Women should succeed as women, not as men. With full-blown feminine nature they must be able to be successful in a society. They don't have to pretend to be a man to be successful, this has to go. If this has to go, the world has to move completely from brawn to brain. It's very important, this transition. Now, when you talk about economy or money power, it's brawn. It's a different kind of muscle. So we are taking away the physical muscle and bringing in the money muscle. So once again you're creating a male dominated society. Masculine dominated society, because now women have understood how to be successful by being masculine. No, this is not a good thing for the world. There must be a world where women can be 100% feminine and still be absolutely successful. If this has to happen, money should not be the ruling factor. It should be just currency, money is just currency to facilitate things. But right now money is a ruling factor so masculine becomes the dominant force. We need to change this. Unless music, aesthetics, love, beauty, and other things, everything becomes equal proportions, feminine will not flourish. And if feminine is wiped out of this planet, then all the men will sit and wonder why are we living.

Transcript: This too much of man-woman thing is being done, unfortunately. It's a small biological difference, to...

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... serve a certain purpose. We all are here today because of this difference. Yes? So we don't have to treat women like separate species. There was a time when the world was such that, a woman couldn't really go out and do much because of the nature of the world around. Suppose, right now, you know, I don't know, maybe two-three thousand people turned up from many parts of the world for yesterday's event in kashi. I think in this more than 60% of women. Now, suppose this was thousand years ago it would be 95% men, only 5% women, maybe. Because to travel by walk or, by on a horseback, and to come to kashi from thousand miles away would be a challenging thing for a woman. Would not be very safe for a woman, those days. But today, you must understand it's not your liberal attitude which has brought women reasonably level, just technology. Technology has leveled the difference because your big muscle is no more useful. You need some brain. When man's muscle did everything on this planet, naturally man was dominant. This dominance also is misunderstood. He dominated in one arena, which was filmed and reported. She dominated in a different arena, which was private and not reported. If you make economics the only value of your life, money is the only prime value in your life, then world will become very male because there will be no room for the feminine to find expression. There may be women but they will surrender their feminine to be successful, unfortunately. This should not happen. Women should succeed as women, not as men. With full-blown feminine nature they must be able to be successful in a society. They don't have to pretend to be a man to be successful, this has to go. If this has to go, the world has to move completely from brawn to brain. It's very important, this transition. Now, when you talk about economy or money power, it's brawn. It's a different kind of muscle. So we are taking away the physical muscle and bringing in the money muscle. So once again you're creating a male dominated society. Masculine dominated society, because now women have understood how to be successful by being masculine. No, this is not a good thing for the world. There must be a world where women can be 100% feminine and still be absolutely successful. If this has to happen, money should not be the ruling factor. It should be just currency, money is just currency to facilitate things. But right now money is a ruling factor so masculine becomes the dominant force. We need to change this. Unless music, aesthetics, love, beauty, and other things, everything becomes equal proportions, feminine will not flourish. And if feminine is wiped out of this planet, then all the men will sit and wonder why are we living.

October 21, 2020

3:59

How to live life to the fullest?

Transcript: How can we explore every aspect of the life without being untouched and getting attached to all the compulsive activities? We say, I don't want to drink but somewhere we are afraid that we will be addicted to it. My question is how can we explore every aspect of life without being untouched? See, nobody says I want to drink. Some people drink, some people don't. Some people who drink may drink for...

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... the pleasure of it. Some people who drink may drink because they want to drown something within themselves. Some people drink because everybody's drinking, it's an evolutionary. It's an evolutionary issue, you know. When we were monkeys if one did this, everybody did this. And some people don't drink because they think it's morally wrong. Some people don't drink because they're afraid their parents and society, what they will say. Some people don't drink because they've found something better within themselves. They found something far better within, than a drink. So it never arose in their mind that they have to drink because they're doing wonderfully by themselves, they don't need any chemical help from outside. So these are different ways. If you want to explore life, because you can only explore life, you cannot explore art, you cannot explore spirituality, you cannot explore something, you can only explore life. Yes? Well you may look at it from a certain perspective. Somebody may look at it in an artistic way, in an aesthetic way, in a musical way, in a spiritual way, but essentially we are exploring life. Even if you are looking at inanimate things you are only exploring life because nothing happens outside of you. Everything that happens happens only within you, isn't it? So the only thing that you're experiencing is life. You may think this is colour, you may think this is sound, you may think this is something else, no. In your experience you're only experiencing the way different things imprint upon your life. That's the only way you can experience it, there is no other means of experience for you. So essentially you're only exploring life because nothing else you have access to. Yes? Right now, I may think I'm looking at this person, but no, I am only looking at the image that happens in my mind, isn't it so? Right now, if you touch somebody next to you, you think you're experiencing that person's hand, no. You only experience the sensations in your hand, isn't it so? So your entire experience of life is absolutely within you. That means, you are capable of experiencing only this one life. So is it a trap that you can only experience this? No. Essentially, that something larger than myself must happen to me. If you want to create something brilliant, something unique, something truly of some significance, you need an experience. It's important that there is an experience of exuberance, joy, profoundness. But, right now, in the world a whole lot of people think only in misery you can be profound.

Transcript: How can we explore every aspect of the life without being untouched and getting attached to all the compulsive...

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... activities? We say, I don't want to drink but somewhere we are afraid that we will be addicted to it. My question is how can we explore every aspect of life without being untouched? See, nobody says I want to drink. Some people drink, some people don't. Some people who drink may drink for the pleasure of it. Some people who drink may drink because they want to drown something within themselves. Some people drink because everybody's drinking, it's an evolutionary. It's an evolutionary issue, you know. When we were monkeys if one did this, everybody did this. And some people don't drink because they think it's morally wrong. Some people don't drink because they're afraid their parents and society, what they will say. Some people don't drink because they've found something better within themselves. They found something far better within, than a drink. So it never arose in their mind that they have to drink because they're doing wonderfully by themselves, they don't need any chemical help from outside. So these are different ways. If you want to explore life, because you can only explore life, you cannot explore art, you cannot explore spirituality, you cannot explore something, you can only explore life. Yes? Well you may look at it from a certain perspective. Somebody may look at it in an artistic way, in an aesthetic way, in a musical way, in a spiritual way, but essentially we are exploring life. Even if you are looking at inanimate things you are only exploring life because nothing happens outside of you. Everything that happens happens only within you, isn't it? So the only thing that you're experiencing is life. You may think this is colour, you may think this is sound, you may think this is something else, no. In your experience you're only experiencing the way different things imprint upon your life. That's the only way you can experience it, there is no other means of experience for you. So essentially you're only exploring life because nothing else you have access to. Yes? Right now, I may think I'm looking at this person, but no, I am only looking at the image that happens in my mind, isn't it so? Right now, if you touch somebody next to you, you think you're experiencing that person's hand, no. You only experience the sensations in your hand, isn't it so? So your entire experience of life is absolutely within you. That means, you are capable of experiencing only this one life. So is it a trap that you can only experience this? No. Essentially, that something larger than myself must happen to me. If you want to create something brilliant, something unique, something truly of some significance, you need an experience. It's important that there is an experience of exuberance, joy, profoundness. But, right now, in the world a whole lot of people think only in misery you can be profound.

October 19, 2020

4:02

Is it ‘bad’ to have a superiority complex?

Transcript: So Sadhguru, you are so reverent and you are so cherished. Do you ever get a superiority complex? Right now, yes. See, the question is not about superiority complex, inferiority complex, poverty complex, or wealthy complex. That you have a complex is a serious problem, isn't it? Whatever kind it is. What a complex means is you have assumed something about yourself. And you have concretized that assumption....

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... In such a way, you make a bloody fool of yourself wherever you go. Do I look like that? Hello? Do I look like I'm making a bloody fool of myself with you? No. So, no complex of any kind. But then our confidence fluctuates everyday. So what do you have to say about that? Because I don't have any confidence about anything. I just have clarity. People think I have knowledge, no my head is empty. That's why to make it look little substantial, I have a turban. It's totally empty always. But I have clarity. Clarity means what? You see things the way they are. Knowledge means what? You have fixed information about everything. If things have changed, you will not see it the way it is. That's as good as being blind. See people think owls are blind. It's not true. Their vision is far more sensitive than yours. But because of sunlight they're blinded because it's too much. When light goes down, he sees very clearly. Not because he's blind, because his eyes are super sensitive. So it's important that you bring clarity to your life. Not knowledge, because knowledge is conclusions that you gather. Knowledge is okay when you're trying to do something physical, material, in the world. But not with life. Is it true, what you thought is absolute at the age of 12, today is not true? Yes or no? Are you sure that whatever you think, this is it right now, will be this is it in another three years' time? Of course not. You know that. So you know you're wrong. Yes or no? Yes. So you know, anyway you're wrong. So why assert the wrong things? Well, right now we are wrong, at least that's managed with little more conscience. If you know you're wrong, you will walk carefully, isn't it?

Transcript: So Sadhguru, you are so reverent and you are so cherished. Do you ever get a superiority complex? Right...

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... now, yes. See, the question is not about superiority complex, inferiority complex, poverty complex, or wealthy complex. That you have a complex is a serious problem, isn't it? Whatever kind it is. What a complex means is you have assumed something about yourself. And you have concretized that assumption. In such a way, you make a bloody fool of yourself wherever you go. Do I look like that? Hello? Do I look like I'm making a bloody fool of myself with you? No. So, no complex of any kind. But then our confidence fluctuates everyday. So what do you have to say about that? Because I don't have any confidence about anything. I just have clarity. People think I have knowledge, no my head is empty. That's why to make it look little substantial, I have a turban. It's totally empty always. But I have clarity. Clarity means what? You see things the way they are. Knowledge means what? You have fixed information about everything. If things have changed, you will not see it the way it is. That's as good as being blind. See people think owls are blind. It's not true. Their vision is far more sensitive than yours. But because of sunlight they're blinded because it's too much. When light goes down, he sees very clearly. Not because he's blind, because his eyes are super sensitive. So it's important that you bring clarity to your life. Not knowledge, because knowledge is conclusions that you gather. Knowledge is okay when you're trying to do something physical, material, in the world. But not with life. Is it true, what you thought is absolute at the age of 12, today is not true? Yes or no? Are you sure that whatever you think, this is it right now, will be this is it in another three years' time? Of course not. You know that. So you know you're wrong. Yes or no? Yes. So you know, anyway you're wrong. So why assert the wrong things? Well, right now we are wrong, at least that's managed with little more conscience. If you know you're wrong, you will walk carefully, isn't it?

October 18, 2020

3:29

Why do hard working people fail?

Transcript: This is a serious mistake whole generations of people have done. That if you study, how should you study? Hard. You must study hard. If you work, how should you work? You must work hard. Why didn't they tell you, you must study joyfully? Why didn't they tell you, you must work lovingly? No. You must do everything hard. And then you complain. You complain about everything in life because you're doing...

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... everything hard. There is substantial medical and scientific evidence to show you, only when you're in pleasant states of experience, does your body and your brain work at their best. Is that important for you to perform any activity in life well, that your body and your brains are working well? Hello? Is it important? Tell me, if you're stressed and anxious, does your body and brains work at their best? Our body can get immune to it and that is how, you know, like in the gym when I stress my muscle it grows when it breaks. So, like that we can also get ourselves immune. No, even if you joyfully run, climb a mountain, play a game, still muscle will get well. Hello? So under stress it would get better. It will break and then it will build better together. No, no. See, stress means, you're always finding more and more exotic word for this, somebody says stress, somebody says tension, somebody says anxiety, and it goes further. Alright? There are many, many names. There are some 72, 74 different kinds of mental ailments today that they've identified. Lots of exotic names. Essentially, it's just this. Your intelligence has turned against you. Once your intelligence has turned against you, no power in the universe can save you. That's all. If your intelligence was working for you, would you keep this blissful or stressful? Please tell me. Make your choice, I'm going to bless you right now. If your intelligence was functioning for you, what is your choice for yourself? Blissfulness or stressfulness? Blissful. What you want for your neighbour may be debatable. You know, we're neighbours elsewhere.

Transcript: This is a serious mistake whole generations of people have done. That if you study, how should you study?...

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... Hard. You must study hard. If you work, how should you work? You must work hard. Why didn't they tell you, you must study joyfully? Why didn't they tell you, you must work lovingly? No. You must do everything hard. And then you complain. You complain about everything in life because you're doing everything hard. There is substantial medical and scientific evidence to show you, only when you're in pleasant states of experience, does your body and your brain work at their best. Is that important for you to perform any activity in life well, that your body and your brains are working well? Hello? Is it important? Tell me, if you're stressed and anxious, does your body and brains work at their best? Our body can get immune to it and that is how, you know, like in the gym when I stress my muscle it grows when it breaks. So, like that we can also get ourselves immune. No, even if you joyfully run, climb a mountain, play a game, still muscle will get well. Hello? So under stress it would get better. It will break and then it will build better together. No, no. See, stress means, you're always finding more and more exotic word for this, somebody says stress, somebody says tension, somebody says anxiety, and it goes further. Alright? There are many, many names. There are some 72, 74 different kinds of mental ailments today that they've identified. Lots of exotic names. Essentially, it's just this. Your intelligence has turned against you. Once your intelligence has turned against you, no power in the universe can save you. That's all. If your intelligence was working for you, would you keep this blissful or stressful? Please tell me. Make your choice, I'm going to bless you right now. If your intelligence was functioning for you, what is your choice for yourself? Blissfulness or stressfulness? Blissful. What you want for your neighbour may be debatable. You know, we're neighbours elsewhere.

October 12, 2020

2:46

How to develop the right personality?

Transcript: You must understand what a personality is. The word personality comes from the word persona. Persona means, in Greek, or in Latin, I'm sorry. It is a mask. This is a mask that they used to use in old theaters. Now, the same people will be playing many roles. Let's say Ramayan is happening. You have to play Rama's role also, and Sita's role also, and Lakshman's role also. For everything there's one,...

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... one mask. You hold this mask and speak like Rama. Keep it down. Hold this mask and speak like Sita. Keep it down. Hold this and speak like Hanuman and keep it down. This is how the plays were done. So it is those masks which were referred to as persona. So personality means, you held a mask, and mask got stuck to your face. You couldn't pull it out. That means you have a personality. Personality is something that people are trying to develop because they have no sense of being. Instead of the real thing, you're trying to concretize a fake thing. If you are in touch with your being, why do you want a personality? It's not necessary. You can be a different kind of personality in different places. You are, actually. Already. Or are you stuck with one personality? Some people are. People who are simplistic in their head have only one personality. Others have different personalities in different areas of life, isn't it? So personality is something that you have taken on. But, you have become so unconscious about it, that you think it's for real. You're asking how to develop, that means you're making it up, right? Another word for developing is making up, isn't it? You're making it up. Make it up whichever way is suitable for your kind of activity. But you must be able to keep it down. If it gets stuck to your face, then it becomes misery. Then all suffering will come to you. You can take on any kind of personality but, when you want to keep it down, you must be able to keep it down.

Transcript: You must understand what a personality is. The word personality comes from the word persona. Persona...

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... means, in Greek, or in Latin, I'm sorry. It is a mask. This is a mask that they used to use in old theaters. Now, the same people will be playing many roles. Let's say Ramayan is happening. You have to play Rama's role also, and Sita's role also, and Lakshman's role also. For everything there's one, one mask. You hold this mask and speak like Rama. Keep it down. Hold this mask and speak like Sita. Keep it down. Hold this and speak like Hanuman and keep it down. This is how the plays were done. So it is those masks which were referred to as persona. So personality means, you held a mask, and mask got stuck to your face. You couldn't pull it out. That means you have a personality. Personality is something that people are trying to develop because they have no sense of being. Instead of the real thing, you're trying to concretize a fake thing. If you are in touch with your being, why do you want a personality? It's not necessary. You can be a different kind of personality in different places. You are, actually. Already. Or are you stuck with one personality? Some people are. People who are simplistic in their head have only one personality. Others have different personalities in different areas of life, isn't it? So personality is something that you have taken on. But, you have become so unconscious about it, that you think it's for real. You're asking how to develop, that means you're making it up, right? Another word for developing is making up, isn't it? You're making it up. Make it up whichever way is suitable for your kind of activity. But you must be able to keep it down. If it gets stuck to your face, then it becomes misery. Then all suffering will come to you. You can take on any kind of personality but, when you want to keep it down, you must be able to keep it down.

October 7, 2020

2:52

How to set goals in life?

Transcript: Your dreams, goals, and desire, aspirations. It's good that you spend little more time on it and see, will this really mean something to you even after 25 years, 50 years. If you're in your deathbed, will it still mean something to you? You must look at it. Whatever you're aspiring for, whatever you're dreaming of, whatever goals you have set, will it really mean something? Because most of these goals...

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... are traps. They're just traps. You get in, it's only one way street, you can't turn back. I want you to look at this. Because, many of them are older than you, you ask them, what they dreamed of at 18. They are fortunate it didn't come true. Yes or no? If everything that you desired and dreamed came true in your life, could you live with it? Fortunately, many of those things got filtered and never came true, isn't it? So, it will be very good if, anybody of your age, if they want to decide and fix the goals of their life, it'll be very good if they take a break from all influence that's around them. Social influences, family influences, other influences. Withdraw somewhere, that's why an ashram. Withdraw somewhere, sit down, meditate, bring yourself to a certain level of clarity and joy. When you're very happy and clear, you must decide. Not in desperation you said goals. Desperate goals that you said will mean a lot to you at that moment, tomorrow morning you look, you don't know why you're tangled up with it. So, it'll be good if you're fixing your life, it's best that you do it when you're very, very peaceful, happy, and clear-headed. Isn't it? Not influenced by anything around you. Simply by yourself, sit and decide what is it that you really want to become in your life. What is it that will be of enduring value for you, not for somebody else, for you. And, you don't have to build a personality for that, you strive for that. The necessary persona will come.

Transcript: Your dreams, goals, and desire, aspirations. It's good that you spend little more time on it and see,...

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... will this really mean something to you even after 25 years, 50 years. If you're in your deathbed, will it still mean something to you? You must look at it. Whatever you're aspiring for, whatever you're dreaming of, whatever goals you have set, will it really mean something? Because most of these goals are traps. They're just traps. You get in, it's only one way street, you can't turn back. I want you to look at this. Because, many of them are older than you, you ask them, what they dreamed of at 18. They are fortunate it didn't come true. Yes or no? If everything that you desired and dreamed came true in your life, could you live with it? Fortunately, many of those things got filtered and never came true, isn't it? So, it will be very good if, anybody of your age, if they want to decide and fix the goals of their life, it'll be very good if they take a break from all influence that's around them. Social influences, family influences, other influences. Withdraw somewhere, that's why an ashram. Withdraw somewhere, sit down, meditate, bring yourself to a certain level of clarity and joy. When you're very happy and clear, you must decide. Not in desperation you said goals. Desperate goals that you said will mean a lot to you at that moment, tomorrow morning you look, you don't know why you're tangled up with it. So, it'll be good if you're fixing your life, it's best that you do it when you're very, very peaceful, happy, and clear-headed. Isn't it? Not influenced by anything around you. Simply by yourself, sit and decide what is it that you really want to become in your life. What is it that will be of enduring value for you, not for somebody else, for you. And, you don't have to build a personality for that, you strive for that. The necessary persona will come.

October 5, 2020

2:57

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

What differentiates a leader from a manager?

A leader must be able to inspire people.  If people need constant supervision, that's not leadership. Leadership is about being able to take your people in a direction and to a destination that they themselves could not have imagined possible. If it was something that they could have imagined, they do not need a leader around. For this to happen, a leader must be able to see beyond the obvious which others can't see. To become a true leader, one must have a profound sense of insight and need to work upon themselves to enhance their perception skills.

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February 8, 2021

3 min read

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

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