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Can we choose and change the course of our destiny? | Sadhguru in Conversation with India’s BSF Officers | #9

Synopsis: Guruji, I followed your interviews on youtube and they are an immense source of guidance and strength. My question to you today is, can we choose and change the course of our destiny? Or are we captives in a pre chartered path? If yes, how?  

Synopsis: Guruji, I followed your interviews on youtube and they are an immense...

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... source of guidance and strength. My question to you today is, can we choose and change the course of our destiny? Or are we captives in a pre chartered path? If yes, how?  

April 17, 2021

7:09

Sadhguru, what was the influence of Adiyogi in shaping your path of enlightenment? | Sadhguru in Conversation with India’s BSF Officers | #1

Synopsis: Your life has really mesmerized billions, the collage is so colourful. And we would like to know more about it. Specially the influence of Adiyogi, in shaping your entire being towards becoming an enlightened yogi.  

Synopsis: Your life has really mesmerized billions, the collage is so colourful....

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... And we would like to know more about it. Specially the influence of Adiyogi, in shaping your entire being towards becoming an enlightened yogi.  

April 17, 2021

3:28

Can the material co-exist with the spiritual? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Barkha Dutt | #2

Synopsis: This beginning of this conversation perhaps underlines that you are atypical. You are atypical of what we imagine Gurus to be. We expect people who don’t crack jokes, we expect people who don’t have a zest for life. Somehow, all of our spirituality has traditionally been centered around giving up. Around abstinence of some kind, abstaining from pleasures, from denying...

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... creature comforts. Why do you believe that the material can co-exist with the spiritual?  

Synopsis: This beginning of this conversation perhaps underlines that you are atypical....

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... You are atypical of what we imagine Gurus to be. We expect people who don’t crack jokes, we expect people who don’t have a zest for life. Somehow, all of our spirituality has traditionally been centered around giving up. Around abstinence of some kind, abstaining from pleasures, from denying creature comforts. Why do you believe that the material can co-exist with the spiritual?  

April 16, 2021

2:12

If God doesn’t necessarily exist, why do we need gurus? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Barkha Dutt | #1

Synopsis: Let me start with the spiritual. And I hope what you say today is also addressed to the skeptics. I count myself among a skeptic, who if told, that another human being possesses some sort of godly power, I would perhaps, as a first instinct not believe it. But what I find interesting about what you, some of your sayings is captured by Arundhati Subramaniam in this book,...

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... is that you’re actually saying that what we experience beyond our five senses, anything that we experience beyond the five senses can be called God, can be called power, or can be called yourself. So if God doesn’t necessarily exist, why do we need gurus? Why do we need Sadhguru?  

Synopsis: Let me start with the spiritual. And I hope what you say today is also...

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... addressed to the skeptics. I count myself among a skeptic, who if told, that another human being possesses some sort of godly power, I would perhaps, as a first instinct not believe it. But what I find interesting about what you, some of your sayings is captured by Arundhati Subramaniam in this book, is that you’re actually saying that what we experience beyond our five senses, anything that we experience beyond the five senses can be called God, can be called power, or can be called yourself. So if God doesn’t necessarily exist, why do we need gurus? Why do we need Sadhguru?  

April 16, 2021

2:26

What is the importance of a guru to get to the ultimate goal? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Piyush Pandey | #7

Synopsis: The question here is, to get to the ultimate goal, the importance of a guru, in the real sense of the word. Is that absolutely critical or can you find it on your own?  

Synopsis: The question here is, to get to the ultimate goal, the importance of...

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... a guru, in the real sense of the word. Is that absolutely critical or can you find it on your own?  

April 15, 2021

4:50

What are the barriers in the path of devotion? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Deepak Chopra | #3

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...Dr. Chopra, you have spoken about the different forms of yoga. The RajaYoga, the PapaYoga, the path of devotion. And we know that’s been spoken about in the Gita. So what’s so difficult? What is the barrier? That people haven’t seen it yet. It seems obvious on one level, and it’s very difficult to grasp on the other? Could you just talk to us about it?  

Synopsis: Dr. Chopra, you have spoken about the different forms of yoga. The RajaYoga,...

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... the PapaYoga, the path of devotion. And we know that’s been spoken about in the Gita. So what’s so difficult? What is the barrier? That people haven’t seen it yet. It seems obvious on one level, and it’s very difficult to grasp on the other? Could you just talk to us about it?  

April 14, 2021

21:21

Is dharma definite? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Rakul Preet Singh | #9

Synopsis: My question to you is, is dharma definite? If it is not, does it make an opportunist?  

Synopsis: My question to you is, is dharma definite? If it is not, does it make...

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... an opportunist?  

April 14, 2021

4:28

Time travel | Sadhguru in Conversation with Rakul Preet Singh | #8

Synopsis: What is your take on time travel?  

Synopsis: What is your take on time travel?  


April 14, 2021

5:59

Is karma limited to only poor people? | Sadhguru in Conversation with Rakul Preet Singh | #2

Synopsis: Karma is something that’s always been a very intriguing factor for me. Because you say, what goes around comes around, and then your karma comes right in front of you. Still, I always feel that in a country like ours, there is so much that people get away with. In terms of corruption, in terms of crime, or power takes over. Where does karma come in? Is karma limited...

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... to only poor people? And, it doesn’t apply for the rich? Or the powerful?  

Synopsis: Karma is something that’s always been a very intriguing factor for...

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... me. Because you say, what goes around comes around, and then your karma comes right in front of you. Still, I always feel that in a country like ours, there is so much that people get away with. In terms of corruption, in terms of crime, or power takes over. Where does karma come in? Is karma limited to only poor people? And, it doesn’t apply for the rich? Or the powerful?  

April 14, 2021

7:12

Past life | Sadhguru in Conversation with Rakul Preet Singh | #1

Synopsis: I was told that my topic, or what we talk about today is mission life. And, when I think of life, the first thing that comes to my mind is that life begins right in the womb of a mother. And, each one of us takes birth in different kinds of families. Some, poor, some very rich families. And they say that it is the past life that determines that. So, what is that? What...

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... is your view on past life? And, is it possible for every person to get to know what their past was?  

Synopsis: I was told that my topic, or what we talk about today is mission life....

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... And, when I think of life, the first thing that comes to my mind is that life begins right in the womb of a mother. And, each one of us takes birth in different kinds of families. Some, poor, some very rich families. And they say that it is the past life that determines that. So, what is that? What is your view on past life? And, is it possible for every person to get to know what their past was?  

April 14, 2021

11:58

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

How does a ghost experience heaven or hell?

Synopsis: In this intriguing and exclusive talk, Sadhguru demystifies various aspects around death like what is  Mahasamadhi, what happens when one dies, do ghosts exits and can one be possessed by them etc. Note: Viewer discretion is required as some of the graphics used is intense and may not be suitable for all

Synopsis: In this intriguing and exclusive talk, Sadhguru demystifies various aspects around death like what is ...

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... Mahasamadhi, what happens when one dies, do ghosts exits and can one be possessed by them etc. Note: Viewer discretion is required as some of the graphics used is intense and may not be suitable for all

January 9, 2021

06:46

What is the role of a spiritual leader in politics? | Sadhguru at Harvard University | #6

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...So, in today’s society, many influential people, judges or senior civil servants, armed forces officials. They don’t express their personal political views in public because the thinking is that they hold a post which should be beyond any political party. Now, what do you think the role of a spiritual leader should be when you’re thinking about politics?

Synopsis: So, in today’s society, many influential people, judges or senior civil...

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... servants, armed forces officials. They don’t express their personal political views in public because the thinking is that they hold a post which should be beyond any political party. Now, what do you think the role of a spiritual leader should be when you’re thinking about politics?

December 31, 2020

5:42

What is good karma? | Sadhguru at Harvard University | #3

Synopsis: So, can good karma cancel out bad karma? And is our life predestined or can we change it by karma? And what is good karma?

Synopsis: So, can good karma cancel out bad karma? And is our life predestined...

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... or can we change it by karma? And what is good karma?

December 31, 2020

8:57

How to live a full fledged life!

Synopsis: As Sadhguru says "A full fledged human being is a phenomena, something that cannot be missed by anyone. Creator has given you that privilege to realize that potential, don't disappoint the creator !!" In this hard hitting, yet riveting talk, Sadhguru reminds us of who we are and how we can become a full fledged life.

Synopsis: As Sadhguru says "A full fledged human being is a phenomena, something that cannot be missed by anyone....

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... Creator has given you that privilege to realize that potential, don't disappoint the creator !!" In this hard hitting, yet riveting talk, Sadhguru reminds us of who we are and how we can become a full fledged life.

December 26, 2020

14:58

How Gautama became a Buddha

Synopsis: The journey of Gautama - 'The Buddha' from being born as a prince of a small kingdom in India to becoming an enlightened being is nothing short of drama.  Did the astrological prediction of a seer about Gautam's future had anything to do with Gautama's spiritual quest? Sadhguru narrates the story of Buddha's life journey, explaining what does the word 'Buddha' actually mean.

Synopsis: The journey of Gautama - 'The Buddha' from being born as a prince of a small kingdom in India to becoming...

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... an enlightened being is nothing short of drama.  Did the astrological prediction of a seer about Gautam's future had anything to do with Gautama's spiritual quest? Sadhguru narrates the story of Buddha's life journey, explaining what does the word 'Buddha' actually mean.

December 25, 2020

23:48

In future will robots become human?

Synopsis: Today, machines can do almost anything that the humans can do - many a times even better than what humans can do. As Sadhguru says, in another 25-50 years, machines will even create art, music. Does it mean they will become capable of exhibiting thoughts, emotion and feelings etc? And if Yes, what will separate humans from machines? In this talk, Sadhguru delves deeper into the fundamental aspect of...

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... Human v/s Robot  and why a robot can never become human - even though they will become capable of displaying thoughts, emotion and intuition.

Synopsis: Today, machines can do almost anything that the humans can do - many a times even better than what humans...

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... can do. As Sadhguru says, in another 25-50 years, machines will even create art, music. Does it mean they will become capable of exhibiting thoughts, emotion and feelings etc? And if Yes, what will separate humans from machines? In this talk, Sadhguru delves deeper into the fundamental aspect of Human v/s Robot  and why a robot can never become human - even though they will become capable of displaying thoughts, emotion and intuition.

December 5, 2020

14:35

Navaratri – What is the significance of the festival of Navaratri

Synopsis: Navratri is a festival wherein for Nine days, the feminine nature of the divine are celebrated.  The three forms of Devi -Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati are worshiped. They also symbolise the 3 aspects of creation - 1) Tamas (birth) , 2) Rajas (activity, passion) and 3) Satva (breaking of boundaries, dissolution). The Linga Bhairavi Devi temple at the Isha Yoga Centre is consecrated to bring alive experience...

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... of these 3 dimensions to anyone who is receptive.

Synopsis: Navratri is a festival wherein for Nine days, the feminine nature of the divine are celebrated.  The...

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... three forms of Devi -Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati are worshiped. They also symbolise the 3 aspects of creation - 1) Tamas (birth) , 2) Rajas (activity, passion) and 3) Satva (breaking of boundaries, dissolution). The Linga Bhairavi Devi temple at the Isha Yoga Centre is consecrated to bring alive experience of these 3 dimensions to anyone who is receptive.

November 12, 2020

09:46

Mato Tipila – A powerful throat chakra center

Synopsis: As part of Sadhguru's exploration to meet and discover native American tribes, culture and rituals, he comes across this place in the US - Mato Tipila - a highly energized space for the 'Vishudhi'  (Throat) Chakra. Sadhguru is completely mesmerized by the sheer force and energy of the space.  Who built this? What is Vishudhi Chakra and why is Sound (not words) such an important dimension of creation?...

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... The mystical dimensions surrounding native American culture is bound to surprise you.

Synopsis: As part of Sadhguru's exploration to meet and discover native American tribes, culture and rituals, he...

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... comes across this place in the US - Mato Tipila - a highly energized space for the 'Vishudhi'  (Throat) Chakra. Sadhguru is completely mesmerized by the sheer force and energy of the space.  Who built this? What is Vishudhi Chakra and why is Sound (not words) such an important dimension of creation? The mystical dimensions surrounding native American culture is bound to surprise you.

November 11, 2020

07:22

Past life regression – is it worthwhile?

Synopsis: Is past life for real or just hallucination? Even if it is for real, is it worthwhile to explore this mystical dimension of life ? Sadhguru answers these during a satsang with meditators on Kailash Yatra.

Synopsis: Is past life for real or just hallucination? Even if it is for real, is it worthwhile to explore this...

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... mystical dimension of life ? Sadhguru answers these during a satsang with meditators on Kailash Yatra.

November 10, 2020

05:33

How a poor village boy became The President of India

Synopsis: Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam is an awe inspiring story of a poor village boy rising against all odds to achieve pinnacle of success. A space scientist par excellence and credited with putting India's space program on global map, he later rose to assume the highest office of the biggest democracy in the world.  Watch Sadhguru as he unfolds what made Dr. Kalam achieve his true potential - something that is possible...

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... for everyone of us.

Synopsis: Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam is an awe inspiring story of a poor village boy rising against all odds to achieve...

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... pinnacle of success. A space scientist par excellence and credited with putting India's space program on global map, he later rose to assume the highest office of the biggest democracy in the world.  Watch Sadhguru as he unfolds what made Dr. Kalam achieve his true potential - something that is possible for everyone of us.

November 3, 2020

07:03

How can I have out of body experience?

Synopsis: Is out of body experience a reality? There are many stories of ancient Yogis doing 'body less' travel - is it even possible? The 'Astral Journeys' being offered these days by street corner psychics are mere hallucination. But it is actually possible to master the science of slipping in and out of their bodies - something reffered to as 'Par KayaPravesha' in Yogic sciences . In Yoga, the human body...

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... is seen as having 5 layers and in this talk, Sadhguru explains how having certain mastery over these can enable out of body experience for real.

Synopsis: Is out of body experience a reality? There are many stories of ancient Yogis doing 'body less' travel...

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... - is it even possible? The 'Astral Journeys' being offered these days by street corner psychics are mere hallucination. But it is actually possible to master the science of slipping in and out of their bodies - something reffered to as 'Par KayaPravesha' in Yogic sciences . In Yoga, the human body is seen as having 5 layers and in this talk, Sadhguru explains how having certain mastery over these can enable out of body experience for real.

October 5, 2020

04:49

Is the sacred Kailash mountain from alien land ?

Synopsis: Kailash mountain, in the Himalayan ranges is one of the most sacred and revered places in the Indian Yogic texts.  Science is still unable to explain its origin and how it came into existence. Its geological composition is still a mystery and it completely stands out distinct from neighboring structures as if it does not belong there. And the place is full of unbound grace and energy as if some super...

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... natural phenomena happening around it. Sadhguru explains some of the mystical aspects surrounding Kailash - the abode of Shiva

Synopsis: Kailash mountain, in the Himalayan ranges is one of the most sacred and revered places in the Indian...

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... Yogic texts.  Science is still unable to explain its origin and how it came into existence. Its geological composition is still a mystery and it completely stands out distinct from neighboring structures as if it does not belong there. And the place is full of unbound grace and energy as if some super natural phenomena happening around it. Sadhguru explains some of the mystical aspects surrounding Kailash - the abode of Shiva

September 28, 2020

07:31

Can one have multiple gurus? | Sadhguru at University of Toronto | #8

Synopsis: I always thought that in order to be spiritual and liberated, you need to find yourself a guru. And in the process of doing so, I’ve travelled to Nepal and India looking for a guru. I’ve read an article that you published online where you said that, how do you know when you find your guru. And you’ve mentioned that if you meet someone who almost threatens you and...

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... makes you want to leap at the same time, there is something that brings you back to this person. Then you’ve found your guru. Like, can you have multiple gurus? Or how do you know you’re in a right path that this is working for me and I should be doing this?

Synopsis: I always thought that in order to be spiritual and liberated, you need...

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... to find yourself a guru. And in the process of doing so, I’ve travelled to Nepal and India looking for a guru. I’ve read an article that you published online where you said that, how do you know when you find your guru. And you’ve mentioned that if you meet someone who almost threatens you and makes you want to leap at the same time, there is something that brings you back to this person. Then you’ve found your guru. Like, can you have multiple gurus? Or how do you know you’re in a right path that this is working for me and I should be doing this?

August 26, 2020

4:05

Will yoga and spirituality take me away from my responsibilities?

Synopsis: This is a concern we all have. How to achieve balance between spirituality and life? Will being spiritual take me away from life as I know it? Isn't spirituality something I should work towards once I have taken care of my social and material responsibilities? Sadhguru reveals that our top priority should be about enhancing ourselves - our inner nature. Every step we take should be for our inner growth....

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... Yoga makes that happen - it enhances our life and the choices we make. Find out how...

Synopsis: This is a concern we all have. How to achieve balance between spirituality and life? Will being spiritual...

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... take me away from life as I know it? Isn't spirituality something I should work towards once I have taken care of my social and material responsibilities? Sadhguru reveals that our top priority should be about enhancing ourselves - our inner nature. Every step we take should be for our inner growth. Yoga makes that happen - it enhances our life and the choices we make. Find out how...

July 30, 2020

5:36

YOGA – A profound technology to move from ‘personality’ to ‘presence’

Synopsis: This is a profound talk, where Sadhguru tells us the fundamental purpose of Yoga. Sadhguru says that Yoga as a process, as a technology, as a science - is essentially to break the personality. It is to evolve from being a 'person' to a 'presence'. Now, it is scientifically proven fact, that the fundamentals of the activity of your brain, your chemistry, even the genetics can be altered by practicing...

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... different forms of Yoga.

Synopsis: This is a profound talk, where Sadhguru tells us the fundamental purpose of Yoga. Sadhguru says that...

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... Yoga as a process, as a technology, as a science - is essentially to break the personality. It is to evolve from being a 'person' to a 'presence'. Now, it is scientifically proven fact, that the fundamentals of the activity of your brain, your chemistry, even the genetics can be altered by practicing different forms of Yoga.

July 28, 2020

7:36

What is Karma?

In the first part of the article Sadhguru explains what is Karma - the past impressions of life. Sadhguru also tells us the distinction between, Sanchita Karma, and Prarabhda Karma. Sadhguru shares a simple way one can start breaking ones physical Karma. Sadhguru says - "Depending on what kind of impressions you took in, whether it was hatred and anger, or love and joy, you accordingly have a certain kind of personality – usually every human being is a complex mixture of these things. Once you allow this karmic structure to build beyond a certain point, there is really no such thing as freedom. Everything that you do is conditioned by the past. If you want to move in the direction of liberation, one of the first things that you need to do is to loosen the grip and shackle of karma."

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September 21, 2020

7 min read

Storytelling: Krishna – 4 Rarely Told Stories

In this storytelling , Sadhguru narrates 4 short stories revolving around Krishna and his life. Each story, in its own unique way, carries a subtle message. #1.  Duryodhana hatches a plan to make Krishna drunk and get some secrets out from him. Did he succeed? #2.   Satyabama, Krishna's second wife was a very proud lady - extremely beautiful and very very rich. Flaunting her wealth and beauty was he second nature. On Krishna's birthday, she made a grand plan to showcase to the whole town her love for Krishna. Did Krishna use this opportunity to teach her a lesson in humbleness? How was she saved from the embarrassment when the plan went awry? #3.  While having lunch one day, Krishna suddenly got up in between the meal and ran towards the door. Satyabama,, who was serving him, got very puzzled. Before she could ask , Krishna came back and resumed his meal. Satyabama was totally bewildered by Krishna's strange behavior - was it the food or something else? #4. Once, Krishna's wives - Satyabama and Rukmini  had made grand plans to celebrate Krishna's birthday. The usual playful Krishna, on that day was very quiet and not participating in any celebration. When asked, Krishna complained of severe headache. Physicians from all over the town were called but they failed to cure Krishna. No medicine would appear to work on him. Then Krishna told them the way to cure him. How was Krishna finally cured ? Did Radha and the Gopis cure him?

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August 9, 2020

7 min read

The True Meaning of Brahmacharya

Sadhguru explains that 'Brahmcharya' means - 'Brahman' means 'the divine' or the 'ultimate' and 'charya' means 'the path'. So 'Brahmcharya' means the 'path of the divine'. Sadhguru explains what does it mean to be on the path of the divine. He tells us - "Everyone should become a brahmachari, not necessarily in terms of lifestyle, but internally." In this article Sadhguru also tells us the significance of setting up a certain order, and why it is important for any society.

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August 1, 2020

5 min read

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