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Sadhguru, how can I know that you don’t belong to the Ram Rahim category? | Sadhguru at IIT Chennai | #8

Synopsis: I have two clarifications from you, Sadhguru. First thing is, India, from time in memorial has been producing a lot of philosophers, social reformers like you. Then how can I evaluate you, that you don’t belong to the Ram Rahim category?

Synopsis: I have two clarifications from you, Sadhguru. First thing is, India,...

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... from time in memorial has been producing a lot of philosophers, social reformers like you. Then how can I evaluate you, that you don’t belong to the Ram Rahim category?

April 21, 2021

11:55

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 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

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

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 Tantra? Are all Guru’s Tantriks? | Sadhguru Wisdom

Synopsis: Sadhguru says, unfortunately today, Tantra is misunderstood as 'unbridled promiscuity'. Tantra means technology, it means certain capability. Tantra actually requires extreme discipline. It is learning to use your own body and your own mind like an outside instrument - as you would use a computer. Without Tantrik capabilities one can not be a Guru. One can be a sage, who blesses. But blessings are...

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... without any discretion!

Synopsis: Sadhguru says, unfortunately today, Tantra is misunderstood as 'unbridled promiscuity'. Tantra means...

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... technology, it means certain capability. Tantra actually requires extreme discipline. It is learning to use your own body and your own mind like an outside instrument - as you would use a computer. Without Tantrik capabilities one can not be a Guru. One can be a sage, who blesses. But blessings are without any discretion!

May 18, 2019

8:40

Who can be a Guru – A Saint, Sage or a Seer?

Synopsis: What do we seek in a Guru? In India, there are many saints, sages and seers - who can bless, have knowledge about life, and can see life just the way it is. So, are they Gurus? Or can they be Gurus? Sadhguru answers... how he became a guru and what we need to do to explore mystical aspects and experiences in our life.

Synopsis: What do we seek in a Guru? In India, there are many saints, sages and seers - who can bless, have knowledge...

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... about life, and can see life just the way it is. So, are they Gurus? Or can they be Gurus? Sadhguru answers... how he became a guru and what we need to do to explore mystical aspects and experiences in our life.

June 25, 2018

17:10

What is the Best Way to Be With You?

Synopsis: What is the best way to be with Sadhguru? Investigator? Spectator? Disciple? Student? Devotee? Which are you? What kind of relationship do you want... find out!

Synopsis: What is the best way to be with Sadhguru? Investigator? Spectator? Disciple? Student? Devotee? Which...

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... are you? What kind of relationship do you want... find out!

June 6, 2018

6:36

Sadhguru – What Do You Do As a Guru?

Ever wondered what is the first thing Sadhguru does in the morning? Or the first thing that comes to his mind? How does he define his role as a Guru? In this interesting interview with Schweizer Illustrierte, Sadhguru reveals these interesting aspects, and also delves upon what transformation really means. In conclusion he says, englightenment is not a luxury, it is a necessity!

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November 11, 2019

5 min read

Why Do We Celebrate Guru Purnima?

The first full moon after the summer solstice (Dakshinayana) is Guru Purnima. It is the day the first Guru was born.  Shiva is referred as Adiyogi - the first yogi. After much insistence and preparation by his seven disciples; on the first full moon after Dakshinayana, he transformed himself into a Guru. Adi Guru - the first guru. This was the most significant day for humanity, since it is on this day the possibility of transcending opened up for a human being. Guru Purnima is about transcendence and liberation, and the story of Guru Purnima predates all religions.

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July 25, 2018

9 min read

How to Recieve Guru’s Grace on Guru Purnima?

On Guru Purnima, the position of the moon and planets is such that it creates a receptivity in people to the guru. Traditionally, in India, to make the best use of it, people would stay out at night in the moonlight, along with their guru. This month is the best time to receive the Guru's Grace. With Grace, a person can enhance himself to another dimension of existence and capability. To enhance your receptivity, it is best that 'you do not do anything of your own, so that you become less of yourself'.

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July 24, 2018

9 min read

What is The Role of a Guru?

This is a beautiful short article by Sadhguru, where Sadhguru tells us how Guru is like a director of the movie of your life! He says - "If you hold the hand of the director, then it can be a wonderful experience, and above all, you can retire and watch the movie."

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July 13, 2017

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