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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

The easiest way to deal with your Karma | Having a huge amount of Karma is good

Synopsis: In this short talk, Sadhguru reveals the simplest way to deal with your Karma. He explains that it is good to have a complex and humongous mountain of Karma. It's only because of this complexity you will come out with solutions, otherwise you will be a simpleton. But how to deal with this huge Karmic baggage - Sadhguru gives a very very simple way, a sure way of release!

Synopsis: In this short talk, Sadhguru reveals the simplest way to deal with your Karma. He explains that it is...

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... good to have a complex and humongous mountain of Karma. It's only because of this complexity you will come out with solutions, otherwise you will be a simpleton. But how to deal with this huge Karmic baggage - Sadhguru gives a very very simple way, a sure way of release!

July 19, 2020

2:43

The various dimensions of Karma – Enlightened beings have a huge amount of karma

Synopsis: In this talk, Sadhguru explains, that an enlightened being as immense amount of Karma. In fact, much more than others. In most cases, enlightenment and leaving the body happens at the same time. In order to retain the body, one has to consciously take on the weight of Karma. If you know how to use it, Karma is not negative. Karma has many dimensions; there is evolutionary karma, elemental karma, genetic...

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... karma, articulate karma, inarticulate karma and more. This memory is present in every cell in your body.

Synopsis: In this talk, Sadhguru explains, that an enlightened being as immense amount of Karma. In fact, much...

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... more than others. In most cases, enlightenment and leaving the body happens at the same time. In order to retain the body, one has to consciously take on the weight of Karma. If you know how to use it, Karma is not negative. Karma has many dimensions; there is evolutionary karma, elemental karma, genetic karma, articulate karma, inarticulate karma and more. This memory is present in every cell in your body.

July 19, 2020

5:32

Your life is your making – Don’t blame your Karma

Synopsis: In this talk, #Sadhguru says - "The way you are is your #Karma, that means, it is your doing". So, your Karma, the way you are is not God's creation, but it is 100% your own doing. "Your life is your business, and nobody's business. You can make whatever out of it". The whether you are joyful, or you are miserable - it's your own doing - it is your Karma. Your life is entirely your making, you can...

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... become godlike, or you can choose to become a lump of earth.

Synopsis: In this talk, #Sadhguru says - "The way you are is your #Karma, that means, it is your doing". So, your...

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... Karma, the way you are is not God's creation, but it is 100% your own doing. "Your life is your business, and nobody's business. You can make whatever out of it". The whether you are joyful, or you are miserable - it's your own doing - it is your Karma. Your life is entirely your making, you can become godlike, or you can choose to become a lump of earth.

July 18, 2020

4:54

How to get out of the trap of Karma – Karma is not the problem

Synopsis: In this talk, Sadhguru tells us that mind can not work without memory. There can not be any thought, without the karmic memory. Karma means, "just the residual impact of all the actions that you have performed". There is another way to look at it, that actually there is no mind - there is only a discriminatory intellect and there is Karma. Because the discriminatory intellect has not been sufficiently...

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... applied, the past memory, or Karma takes over. Only with awareness can the Karma be consciously used.

Synopsis: In this talk, Sadhguru tells us that mind can not work without memory. There can not be any thought,...

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... without the karmic memory. Karma means, "just the residual impact of all the actions that you have performed". There is another way to look at it, that actually there is no mind - there is only a discriminatory intellect and there is Karma. Because the discriminatory intellect has not been sufficiently applied, the past memory, or Karma takes over. Only with awareness can the Karma be consciously used.

July 17, 2020

4:25

Karma is not reward and punishment – Karma Vs Free Will

Synopsis: Someone asks Sadhguru - "How much of our life is governed by Karma, and how much is free will?..." Sadhguru explains that contrary to popular belief, Karma is not a 'reward and punishment'. Karma is the residual impact of whatever action you do with your body, mind and emotions - you can not control that, but this moment's Karma is entirely in your hand. If you are conscious in this moment, then you...

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... can use your Karma whichever way you want.

Synopsis: Someone asks Sadhguru - "How much of our life is governed by Karma, and how much is free will?..." Sadhguru...

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... explains that contrary to popular belief, Karma is not a 'reward and punishment'. Karma is the residual impact of whatever action you do with your body, mind and emotions - you can not control that, but this moment's Karma is entirely in your hand. If you are conscious in this moment, then you can use your Karma whichever way you want.

July 15, 2020

3:42

How do I dissolve my ‘bad’ karma? Does ‘good’ karma cancel ‘bad’ karma?

Synopsis: During a Youth & Truth event at Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University in the US, a student asks Sadhguru - "One question on Karma - Can good karma cancel our bad karma? Is our life predestined, or can we change it by Karma? And, what is good karma?" Sadhguru explains what Karma really means. He says, this is not about 'good karma', or 'bad karma', what is important is that how much of your...

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... karma (action) is conscious.

Synopsis: During a Youth & Truth event at Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University in the US, a student asks...

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... Sadhguru - "One question on Karma - Can good karma cancel our bad karma? Is our life predestined, or can we change it by Karma? And, what is good karma?" Sadhguru explains what Karma really means. He says, this is not about 'good karma', or 'bad karma', what is important is that how much of your karma (action) is conscious.

July 14, 2020

7:18

What is Karma? Sadhguru simplifies this profound aspect

Synopsis: In this talk, Sadhguru simplifies this profound and often misunderstood word - 'Karma'. He explains that the way we see with our eyes, it is influenced by our memory. Without memory, the eye can not see. Memory means it is accumulated information. Everything in a human life is run by memory. Looking at life through this memory is traditionally called as 'Karma'. To get rid of Karma, is a long process....

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... Instead, one should strive to bring a distance from this memory.

Synopsis: In this talk, Sadhguru simplifies this profound and often misunderstood word - 'Karma'. He explains that...

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... the way we see with our eyes, it is influenced by our memory. Without memory, the eye can not see. Memory means it is accumulated information. Everything in a human life is run by memory. Looking at life through this memory is traditionally called as 'Karma'. To get rid of Karma, is a long process. Instead, one should strive to bring a distance from this memory.

July 13, 2020

9:35

Will I be reborn? Does rebirth and reincarnation happen?

Transcript: When you say rebirth, you're essentially asking what happens after death. Well, some things you know best only by experience. I'm sure you're not ready for that, nor do I want you to go in that direction. If I tell you there is reincarnation, what is the option that you have? To believe it or disbelieve it. Isn't it? If you believe what I say, you just have a fancy story going for yourself. If you...

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... disbelieve it, you have something to deny. Both ways only entertainment will happen. Nothing else will happen. Isn't it? If you really want to know, you must be willing. If you're willing to apply yourself, there is a way to know. In my life it's a living reality. The last three lifetimes for me are in the same place, same work, to some extent same people. Till it becomes a reality in your experience, you should not believe this nonsense. Don't believe anything, don't disbelieve anything. But if you just pay attention to yourself, you can see the body that you carry is something that you slowly accumulated. So the body that you carry is a piece of this planet actually. The mind that you carry is a heap of impressions that you gathered. So what is it that accumulates this heap of food, and heap of information as mind and body. That dimension is beyond birth and rebirth. You may once again, accumulate another body and another mind. But essentially, life as such, is the same thing. So when it comes to life, you must understand there is something called as my body and your body. There is something called as my mind and your mind. But there is no such thing as my life and your life. Life is just a cosmic happening. This is a living cosmos. How much of life you captured will determine how large a life you live. What is the scope and spread of your life will simple depend on how much life you captured within yourself. The entire science of yoga is just about this. How to make this life super enhanced so that the scope and spread of this life is as much as it can be.

Transcript: When you say rebirth, you're essentially asking what happens after death. Well, some things you know...

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... best only by experience. I'm sure you're not ready for that, nor do I want you to go in that direction. If I tell you there is reincarnation, what is the option that you have? To believe it or disbelieve it. Isn't it? If you believe what I say, you just have a fancy story going for yourself. If you disbelieve it, you have something to deny. Both ways only entertainment will happen. Nothing else will happen. Isn't it? If you really want to know, you must be willing. If you're willing to apply yourself, there is a way to know. In my life it's a living reality. The last three lifetimes for me are in the same place, same work, to some extent same people. Till it becomes a reality in your experience, you should not believe this nonsense. Don't believe anything, don't disbelieve anything. But if you just pay attention to yourself, you can see the body that you carry is something that you slowly accumulated. So the body that you carry is a piece of this planet actually. The mind that you carry is a heap of impressions that you gathered. So what is it that accumulates this heap of food, and heap of information as mind and body. That dimension is beyond birth and rebirth. You may once again, accumulate another body and another mind. But essentially, life as such, is the same thing. So when it comes to life, you must understand there is something called as my body and your body. There is something called as my mind and your mind. But there is no such thing as my life and your life. Life is just a cosmic happening. This is a living cosmos. How much of life you captured will determine how large a life you live. What is the scope and spread of your life will simple depend on how much life you captured within yourself. The entire science of yoga is just about this. How to make this life super enhanced so that the scope and spread of this life is as much as it can be.

July 13, 2020

2:46

Discover the hidden sound within you

Synopsis: Sadhguru says - "Every form has a hidden sound within itself." When you strike something, what one hears is the surface sound. If one knows the hidden sound of any object, you will find a certain access to that form. It was on this understanding, that in the Indian culture, children were given their names. Every time his name is uttered, the sound would open up the person somewhere deep inside.

Synopsis: Sadhguru says - "Every form has a hidden sound within itself." When you strike something, what one hears...

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... is the surface sound. If one knows the hidden sound of any object, you will find a certain access to that form. It was on this understanding, that in the Indian culture, children were given their names. Every time his name is uttered, the sound would open up the person somewhere deep inside.

July 12, 2020

6:22

Mantras – the science of using sounds

Synopsis: In this short 2 min talk, Sadhguru explains the science of Mantras, and how the important aspect of the mantra is the sound and not its meaning. Meaning is made up by us, it is only a psychological reality and does not have any existential relevance. But the sound of the mantra is like a 'key' which can open doors.

Synopsis: In this short 2 min talk, Sadhguru explains the science of Mantras, and how the important aspect of the...

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... mantra is the sound and not its meaning. Meaning is made up by us, it is only a psychological reality and does not have any existential relevance. But the sound of the mantra is like a 'key' which can open doors.

July 11, 2020

2:40

What is the significance of Guru Purnima? Why does one need a Guru?

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...This is a beautiful video, a must watch for all seekers, where Sadhguru talks about the significance of a Guru. He says, that human beings can grow only once they become conscious. But, this is an uncharted path. Sadhguru gives the example of Columbus, because he landed in America, now it became easier for others to go, following his footsteps. Sadhguru also tells about the significance of Guru Purnima.

Synopsis: This is a beautiful video, a must watch for all seekers, where Sadhguru talks about the significance...

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... of a Guru. He says, that human beings can grow only once they become conscious. But, this is an uncharted path. Sadhguru gives the example of Columbus, because he landed in America, now it became easier for others to go, following his footsteps. Sadhguru also tells about the significance of Guru Purnima.

July 4, 2020

4:46

What is black magic or occult? Where is it practiced now? Is occult negative?

Synopsis: Just like we have family doctor today, there was a time that every family in India had a witch doctor! Because these arts were so common, so everyone had someone to consult. It has survived most in West Bengal, Kerala, North East states, parts of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh, and some tribes in North America. Occult is a certain technology - that you can use your energies to create a certain impact. It...

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... can be used both negatively and also for wellbeing - however largely it had been used negatively, that's why the common perception of occult is negative.

Synopsis: Just like we have family doctor today, there was a time that every family in India had a witch doctor!...

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... Because these arts were so common, so everyone had someone to consult. It has survived most in West Bengal, Kerala, North East states, parts of Orissa and Andhra Pradesh, and some tribes in North America. Occult is a certain technology - that you can use your energies to create a certain impact. It can be used both negatively and also for wellbeing - however largely it had been used negatively, that's why the common perception of occult is negative.

July 3, 2020

5:14

Do Ghosts move objects?How did my dead grandmothers clothes move in her cupboard?

Synopsis: The mere mention of word 'Ghosts' generates emotions ranging from fear to intrigue and disbelief. Are they real or is it just figment of imagination? Can the dead come alive again? How do dead people's objects move on their own even after a few days after they are gone? Sadhguru reveals the truth and explains why it is important that you leave the dead to the dead and not explore this dimension unless...

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... you have basic sadhna in place.

Synopsis: The mere mention of word 'Ghosts' generates emotions ranging from fear to intrigue and disbelief. Are...

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... they real or is it just figment of imagination? Can the dead come alive again? How do dead people's objects move on their own even after a few days after they are gone? Sadhguru reveals the truth and explains why it is important that you leave the dead to the dead and not explore this dimension unless you have basic sadhna in place.

June 30, 2020

6:28

Don’t Judge A Person’s Spiritual Evolution Based On Their Behavior

Synopsis: Someone asks Sadhguru - "In one of your quotes, you say that, we should not judge a person's spiritual evolution based on their behavior. I am unable to understand that, because I have always believed, people who are kind and compassionate, are spiritually evolved. Could you please help me understand the context of that quote?" Sadhguru tells us that without an inner experience, the three magic words...

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... 'Please, Sorry, Thank You', bring a certain sense of entitlement. So, one's behavior does not determine one's consciousness, or spiritual evolution. Spiritual evolution means you have become more inclusive. Out of your inclusiveness, your behavior should be as the situation demands.

Synopsis: Someone asks Sadhguru - "In one of your quotes, you say that, we should not judge a person's spiritual...

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... evolution based on their behavior. I am unable to understand that, because I have always believed, people who are kind and compassionate, are spiritually evolved. Could you please help me understand the context of that quote?" Sadhguru tells us that without an inner experience, the three magic words 'Please, Sorry, Thank You', bring a certain sense of entitlement. So, one's behavior does not determine one's consciousness, or spiritual evolution. Spiritual evolution means you have become more inclusive. Out of your inclusiveness, your behavior should be as the situation demands.

March 31, 2020

14:24

Sadhguru on Agastya Muni

Synopsis: Agastya muni was one of the Saptarishis. In this talk Sadhguru looks at his immense contribution and also explores a few of the many places that Agastya muni spent time at. Kailash, Kantisarovar (lake of grace), where the first yoga program happened; Guptakashi; Vindhyachal Mountains; Biligiri Rangana Betta; Nattatreeswarar Temple; Sathuragiri Hills. Sadhguru says, in many ways, Agastya muni can be...

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... called as father of yoga in Southern India, the source of Southern Mysticism. All the Siddha's in South India are in tradition of Agastya.

Synopsis: Agastya muni was one of the Saptarishis. In this talk Sadhguru looks at his immense contribution and...

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... also explores a few of the many places that Agastya muni spent time at. Kailash, Kantisarovar (lake of grace), where the first yoga program happened; Guptakashi; Vindhyachal Mountains; Biligiri Rangana Betta; Nattatreeswarar Temple; Sathuragiri Hills. Sadhguru says, in many ways, Agastya muni can be called as father of yoga in Southern India, the source of Southern Mysticism. All the Siddha's in South India are in tradition of Agastya.

March 21, 2020

19:00

Sadhguru on Mayamma, A Mysterious Devotee

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells about Mayamma, a pious woman who lived in Kanyakumari. She lived like a beggar woman on the streets of Kanyakumari. Always surrounded by street dogs who became her friends. Because of her ways, many times she got harshly treated by society - because people saw her as a thief and not as a saintly person. Sadhguru tells an absolutely incredible fact about a devotee of...

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... Mayamma - his face has become just like hers!

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells about Mayamma, a pious woman who lived in Kanyakumari. She lived like...

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... a beggar woman on the streets of Kanyakumari. Always surrounded by street dogs who became her friends. Because of her ways, many times she got harshly treated by society - because people saw her as a thief and not as a saintly person. Sadhguru tells an absolutely incredible fact about a devotee of Mayamma - his face has become just like hers!

March 13, 2020

6:26

Sadhguru on Sage Kaushik, And The Butcher Guru

Synopsis: Can a butcher be a Guru? Sadhguru tells us that any job you do can become spiritual. He shares a story of Sage Kaushik and his first meeting with his Guru, a butcher, to impress upon this point.

Synopsis: Can a butcher be a Guru? Sadhguru tells us that any job you do can become spiritual. He shares a story...

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... of Sage Kaushik and his first meeting with his Guru, a butcher, to impress upon this point.

March 2, 2020

8:27

Mahashivratri not just a religious ritual

Synopsis: Is Mahashivratri just a religious belief and ritual or something more phenomenal happens on this day? What is the science behind its celebration and how can you benefit from this cosmic gift ? As Sadhguru explains, this day is not about any god or religion, but simply making use of nature's gift to us.

Synopsis: Is Mahashivratri just a religious belief and ritual or something more phenomenal happens on this day?...

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... What is the science behind its celebration and how can you benefit from this cosmic gift ? As Sadhguru explains, this day is not about any god or religion, but simply making use of nature's gift to us.

February 19, 2020

07:14

When Adi Shankaracharya Drank a Pot Full of Alcohol

Synopsis: Adi Shankaracharya was an early 8th century Indian philosopher and theologian who consolidated the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta. He is credited with unifying and establishing the main currents of thought in Hinduism. Many consider him Hinduism's greatest thinker. Sadhguru narrates a captivating incidence from his life, when he drank a pot full of arrack (a local Indian brew)!

Synopsis: Adi Shankaracharya was an early 8th century Indian philosopher and theologian who consolidated the doctrine...

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... of Advaita Vedanta. He is credited with unifying and establishing the main currents of thought in Hinduism. Many consider him Hinduism's greatest thinker. Sadhguru narrates a captivating incidence from his life, when he drank a pot full of arrack (a local Indian brew)!

February 15, 2020

3:22

What Happens In The Last 40 Seconds Before Death?

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells what happens in the last 40 seconds of your life. For whatever reason one may be dying, whether of old age or disease, the last 40 seconds this will happen to everyone. It is an opportunity for everyone - no matter how you have lived your life, he tells if you live your last 40 seconds of life in a certain way, you will be liberated.

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells what happens in the last 40 seconds of your life. For whatever reason one may be dying,...

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... whether of old age or disease, the last 40 seconds this will happen to everyone. It is an opportunity for everyone - no matter how you have lived your life, he tells if you live your last 40 seconds of life in a certain way, you will be liberated.

February 6, 2020

1:39

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

What Does It Mean To Be Spiritual?

Unfortunately the common perception of spirituality today is of someone not eating properly, renouncing everything, sitting on the roadside and begging! Sadhguru says - "Being spiritual has got nothing to do with your external situation. You can be spiritual whether you live in a hut or a palace". Spirituality is fundamentally about realizing that "I am the source of my joy".

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February 27, 2020

3 min read

How To Overcome Sexual Desires?

If you notice, people who are deeply involved in some intellectual activity, would prefer to read a book than have sex. Trying to get rid of something is not the best way to approach it. Instead, you should find something deeper than what you know right now, then you will be easily able to drop it. If you experience something bigger than sexuality, than automatically you will drop it. Sadhguru says - "Sexuality is just a small part of you. People have become overly sexual only because of stupid morality, because they are trying to forcefully drop it".

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February 3, 2020

3 min read

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