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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 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

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

A Beautiful Incidence From Swami Vivekanda’s Life

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells the beautiful incidence from the life of Swami Vivekananda. After his guru, Ramakrishna Paramhansa, attained samadhi, Vivekananda wanted to take his masters message to the west. He wants the permission of Sharada Devi, Ramakrishna's wife. Sadhguru narrates the incidence...

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells the beautiful incidence from the life of Swami Vivekananda. After his guru, Ramakrishna...

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... Paramhansa, attained samadhi, Vivekananda wanted to take his masters message to the west. He wants the permission of Sharada Devi, Ramakrishna's wife. Sadhguru narrates the incidence...

January 12, 2020

2:51

Sadhguru on Dattatreya and Parashuram

Synopsis: Dattatreya is considered one of the most enigmatic and capable yogi ever. Parashuram was a very intense, but emotionally wayward being. Sadhguru tells the story of how Parashuram became Dattatrey's disciple.

Synopsis: Dattatreya is considered one of the most enigmatic and capable yogi ever. Parashuram was a very intense,...

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... but emotionally wayward being. Sadhguru tells the story of how Parashuram became Dattatrey's disciple.

July 15, 2019

7:52

Sadhguru on Milarepa, the great Tibetan Yogi

Synopsis: In this captivating talk, Sadhguru tells us about Milarepa's life, a Tibetan siddha, who used occult to take revenge, and then turned to Buddhism to become an accomplished buddhist disciple despite his past. He is generally considered as one of Tibet's most famous yogis and poets, serving as an example for the Buddhist life. He was a student of Marpa Lotsawa, and a major figure in the history of the...

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... Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism.

Synopsis: In this captivating talk, Sadhguru tells us about Milarepa's life, a Tibetan siddha, who used occult...

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... to take revenge, and then turned to Buddhism to become an accomplished buddhist disciple despite his past. He is generally considered as one of Tibet's most famous yogis and poets, serving as an example for the Buddhist life. He was a student of Marpa Lotsawa, and a major figure in the history of the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism.

July 13, 2019

16:56

Sadhguru on Ashtavakra and king Janaka

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells the story of how Ashtavakra's own father cursed him, and he was born with eight deformities. One day, his father took him to king Janaka's court. The king was an accomplished yogi, looking for enlightenment. Sadhguru tells how Ashtavakra used strange ways to make king Janaka attain.

Synopsis: Sadhguru tells the story of how Ashtavakra's own father cursed him, and he was born with eight deformities....

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... One day, his father took him to king Janaka's court. The king was an accomplished yogi, looking for enlightenment. Sadhguru tells how Ashtavakra used strange ways to make king Janaka attain.

July 11, 2019

6:58

Sadhguru on J Krishnamurti

Synopsis: Jiddu Krishnamurti was an Indian philosopher, speaker and writer. In his early life he was groomed to be the new World Teacher but later rejected this mantle and withdrew from the Theosophy organization behind it. His interests included psychological revolution, the nature of mind, meditation, inquiry, human relationships, and bringing about radical change in society. He stressed the need for a revolution...

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... in the psyche of every human being and emphasised that such revolution cannot be brought about by any external entity, be it religious, political, or social.

Synopsis: Jiddu Krishnamurti was an Indian philosopher, speaker and writer. In his early life he was groomed to...

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... be the new World Teacher but later rejected this mantle and withdrew from the Theosophy organization behind it. His interests included psychological revolution, the nature of mind, meditation, inquiry, human relationships, and bringing about radical change in society. He stressed the need for a revolution in the psyche of every human being and emphasised that such revolution cannot be brought about by any external entity, be it religious, political, or social.

May 11, 2019

16:39

Sadhguru on Adi Shankaracharya

Synopsis: Who is Adi Shankaracharya? What do we know about him? He walked this land thousands of years ago. He had zest and energy, and an intellectual clarity not known to others. He spoke about everything being maya. Sadhguru reveals the truth about maya, Shankara and how it is necessary for the spiritual process to be in relation to human logic...

Synopsis: Who is Adi Shankaracharya? What do we know about him? He walked this land thousands of years ago. He...

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... had zest and energy, and an intellectual clarity not known to others. He spoke about everything being maya. Sadhguru reveals the truth about maya, Shankara and how it is necessary for the spiritual process to be in relation to human logic...

June 21, 2018

10:32

When Buddha allowed Ananda to stay with a prostitute

Synopsis: Sadhguru narrates the story about Gautama the Buddha. Gautama had made a rule for monks - they can not stay at any host for more than 2 days. But during the monsoon season, due to severity of the they weather, could stay at one place for up to 2 months. During, one such stay, Anand Teertha, went to collect alms, and also looking for a place to stay, and a prostitute offered stay to him. Did Gautama...

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... allow Anand Teertha to stay with the prostitute? What happened after that...

Synopsis: Sadhguru narrates the story about Gautama the Buddha. Gautama had made a rule for monks - they can not...

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... stay at any host for more than 2 days. But during the monsoon season, due to severity of the they weather, could stay at one place for up to 2 months. During, one such stay, Anand Teertha, went to collect alms, and also looking for a place to stay, and a prostitute offered stay to him. Did Gautama allow Anand Teertha to stay with the prostitute? What happened after that...

April 30, 2018

8:40

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

Why Do We Worship Rama?

If we look at Rama's life, by all accounts it appears to be a big failure. He loses his kingdom and is banished to the forest. Sita, his wife is abducted. He has to wage a war to free her. Once he brings her back, he faces criticism from his own people, and banishes Sita once again, considered by many as being unfair to women. He ends up fighting his own children, not knowing that they are his. And his wife dies in the forest. Then what is it about Rama, that we worship him. And is Rama relevant to India today?

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November 17, 2019

7 min read

Sadhguru on Kabir

Kabir was a fantastic human being. Though his life was an engagement in weaving, what lives on is his incredible poetry. It is sad, that for an incredible life that he was, people are not interested in his mysticism, wisdom or clarity - rather debating whether he was a Hindu or a Muslim. Nobody is born a Hindu or a Muslim. These are identities we take on - the untruth. You will move towards Truth, only once you recognize that "I Don't Know". Kabir was an enlightened weaver, a mystic.

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June 17, 2019

4 min read

What are Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras?

Who was Patanjali, and what are the Yoga Sutras written by him? Are they key to well-being and liberation? What is their significance, and how one can make use of this timeless treasure.

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December 21, 2018

8 min read

Shiva And His 7 Disciples (Saptrishis)

Sadhguru tells us the probable reason why Adiyogi decided to teach only one of the seven aspects of yoga to each of the Saptrishi; and how by offering him whatever they had learnt as guru dakshina and becoming empty, all the the seven aspects (112 ways) became present in all seven of them!

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July 17, 2018

4 min read

Can I Become Like Agastya Muni?

Sadhguru tells us about the dedication, commitment and unrelenting resolve of all the saptarishis, including Agastya Muni. He says, that they did not come from elsewhere, they were born in some insignificant place in some family. Sadhguru says - "That is what is significant about their life story and about yoga and sadhana: no matter who you are, how the hell you were born, who your parents were, what kind of karma you have – if you are willing, you can build yourself up". So, yes, if you can emulate these qualities, then why not?

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February 9, 2018

5 min read

Sadhguru on Guru Nanak, and the story of heavenly needle!

Sadhguru tells us about the sikh guru, Guru Nanak. He says "Guru Nanak was a very compassionate and courageous being....What we know of him today, in the form of his teaching, is very little. I would say not even two to five percent of what he said is with the world today." Sadhguru narrates the story of the heavenly needle, how Guru Nanak gave a message through this story.

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November 15, 2016

3 min read

Who Was Bhrigu? What is Bhrigu Samhita?

Bhrigu was one of the Saptarishis, the first seven disciples of Shiva. Sadhguru narrates the story of how Bhrigu was cursed by Parvati, and how Shiva gave him a third leg to stand on. A leg through which he could perceive the three worlds. With this perception, he mapped the human consciousness and created Bhrigu Samhita - a complete map of how human beings would be till the end of the solar system. There are people trained to read this map - depending on individual capabilities, some of them can be bang on. But once someone is on a spiritual path, they will refuse to predict your future!

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June 2, 2016

6 min read

Patanjali – The Father of Modern Yoga

Patanjali was an enlightened being of a great intellect. His mastery of language, mathematics and perception of astronomy was fantastic. Patanjali is regarded as the father of modern day yoga. He did not invent yoga, yoga was first transmitted by Adiyogi to the saptarishis. Patanjali, who came later, saw that it was getting too diversified, and he assimilated everything into the form of sutras (formulas). Sadhguru tells that deliberately he wrote the sutras in a certain way, so that it does not interest the scholars, and are of interest only to those who are exploring consciousness.

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June 26, 2014

9 min read

Storytelling: Krishna – 4 Rarely Told Stories

In this storytelling , Sadhguru narrates 4 short stories revolving around…

August 9, 2020

7 min read

Why Do We Worship Rama?

If we look at Rama's life, by all accounts it appears…

November 17, 2019

7 min read

Sadhguru on Kabir

Kabir was a fantastic human being. Though his life was an…

June 17, 2019

4 min read

What are Patanjali’s Yoga Sutras?

Who was Patanjali, and what are the Yoga Sutras written by…

December 21, 2018

8 min read

Shiva And His 7 Disciples (Saptrishis)

Sadhguru tells us the probable reason why Adiyogi decided to teach only…

July 17, 2018

4 min read

Can I Become Like Agastya Muni?

Sadhguru tells us about the dedication, commitment and unrelenting resolve of…

February 9, 2018

5 min read

Sadhguru on Guru Nanak, and the story of heavenly needle!

Sadhguru tells us about the sikh guru, Guru Nanak. He says…

November 15, 2016

3 min read

Who Was Bhrigu? What is Bhrigu Samhita?

Bhrigu was one of the Saptarishis, the first seven disciples of…

June 2, 2016

6 min read

Patanjali – The Father of Modern Yoga

Patanjali was an enlightened being of a great intellect. His mastery…

June 26, 2014

9 min read

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