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How does one feel just before dying?

Transcript: Right now there is no experience of life. Largely you're just a bundle of thought, emotion, ideas, opinions, and prejudices. Your psychological drama is being mistaken for life. You must see how people die. It's very important. If you watch people die, over 80% of the people on this planet, when the moment of death comes, there is no pain, there is not even fear but you will see bewilderment on their...

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... face. Like this they go. Because it's like you went to the cinema, you bought the ticket, went to the cinema. You sat there, during the trailer itself you fell asleep. And when they turn on the lights after the movie, you woke up. What! It's already over? This is how most people are dying. This is the most unfortunate way to die. Because before you open your account, it's over. Your own thought and emotion kept you so busy, you thought this is life. But when the moment of death comes, suddenly you know, the drama that you were turning on within you looks so real but the moment lights are going off, then you know this is not it. Your psychological drama. We can all sit in the same place and each one of us can have something different going in our minds right now. Yes or no? So obviously what's happening in your mind is your psychological reality, it's not existential. It has no existential basis. It is in this sense, people are telling you be in the moment. Because there is no basis to your psychological reality, you can make up whatever you want. Or in other words, your creation, your petty creation has become larger than the magnificent creation of the creator. So spiritual process means, you set this anomaly right. You understand your psychological reality is something that you're making up. I'm not saying you should not make it up, you can. But you must be able to switch it off when you don't want. The problem is it's just on 24 hours so it looks like that is the reality. It is not the reality, you're just making it up. Yes or no? The made up world has become larger than the real world. Just to correct this, is spiritual process. You understand what is real and what is made up. This means you are spiritual. If you can identify what is existentially true and what is not true, you will navigate navigate your way through life effortlessly, isn't it? If your mind, your body takes instructions from you, being peaceful and joyful is not even an issue. Is it an issue? If your body and mind is taking instructions from you, is it an issue? Is it even a consideration? Do you have to even bother about it? How to be peaceful, how to be joyful? There's no such thing. This is coming from a very unnatural situation because made up world has become larger than the real world. What's happening on your phone has become bigger than the cosmos, isn't it?

Transcript: Right now there is no experience of life. Largely you're just a bundle of thought, emotion, ideas, opinions,...

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... and prejudices. Your psychological drama is being mistaken for life. You must see how people die. It's very important. If you watch people die, over 80% of the people on this planet, when the moment of death comes, there is no pain, there is not even fear but you will see bewilderment on their face. Like this they go. Because it's like you went to the cinema, you bought the ticket, went to the cinema. You sat there, during the trailer itself you fell asleep. And when they turn on the lights after the movie, you woke up. What! It's already over? This is how most people are dying. This is the most unfortunate way to die. Because before you open your account, it's over. Your own thought and emotion kept you so busy, you thought this is life. But when the moment of death comes, suddenly you know, the drama that you were turning on within you looks so real but the moment lights are going off, then you know this is not it. Your psychological drama. We can all sit in the same place and each one of us can have something different going in our minds right now. Yes or no? So obviously what's happening in your mind is your psychological reality, it's not existential. It has no existential basis. It is in this sense, people are telling you be in the moment. Because there is no basis to your psychological reality, you can make up whatever you want. Or in other words, your creation, your petty creation has become larger than the magnificent creation of the creator. So spiritual process means, you set this anomaly right. You understand your psychological reality is something that you're making up. I'm not saying you should not make it up, you can. But you must be able to switch it off when you don't want. The problem is it's just on 24 hours so it looks like that is the reality. It is not the reality, you're just making it up. Yes or no? The made up world has become larger than the real world. Just to correct this, is spiritual process. You understand what is real and what is made up. This means you are spiritual. If you can identify what is existentially true and what is not true, you will navigate navigate your way through life effortlessly, isn't it? If your mind, your body takes instructions from you, being peaceful and joyful is not even an issue. Is it an issue? If your body and mind is taking instructions from you, is it an issue? Is it even a consideration? Do you have to even bother about it? How to be peaceful, how to be joyful? There's no such thing. This is coming from a very unnatural situation because made up world has become larger than the real world. What's happening on your phone has become bigger than the cosmos, isn't it?

June 9, 2021

3:55

Can I be on a spiritual path while living in the society?

Transcript: So we are always weaving philosophies as to how to cripple ourselves. Because a whole lot of people understand. They think spirituality is a certain kind of disability. Yes? Because if you say I'm spiritual, the first thing they'll ask you is what are all the things you don't do? Or cannot do? Spiritual process, if it's a disability, we must banish it isn't it? If spiritual process is a disability,...

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... we must ban it in this country or no? If it's an empowerment, then everybody must have it. If it's a disability, we must get rid of it. But unfortunately, it's been seen as a disability for a long time. To such an extent, all kinds of things. You know a few months ago, I was in Chennai. There was an important event and traffic in every city in India is becoming undrivable, you can't plan in how many minutes or hours you can reach from one place to another. There's no sense to it. It can go anyway. You may land up there in 15 minutes or you may take two hours. So I find I'm running out of time, I'm stuck in the road. Then I'll do some forceful driving. It's the way to drive in this country, okay? Forcefully. And this is in some hotel so I have somebody clear the security gate of the hotel and I drive in nearly 80-100 kilometers per hour into the portigo, stop and I get out of the car and I run in because I have a reputation that in the last 35 years, I have not been late to a single event in my life. So I don't want to break it today so I run in. Then after the event, this journalist comes and says, I saw you coming into the hotel, how you came. In ancient times yogis used to walk. You drive your own car. And I said, you idiot, in ancient times everybody was walking. Not just the yogi. Everyone was walking. You think others were driving cars? Everybody was walking, yogi also was walking. So we have these ideas that if you're spiritual, you must be incapable of living in this world. You must just talk about that la la land that you have not seen. Spirituality or spiritual process is the highest level of empowerment that a human being can have.

Transcript: So we are always weaving philosophies as to how to cripple ourselves. Because a whole lot of people understand....

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... They think spirituality is a certain kind of disability. Yes? Because if you say I'm spiritual, the first thing they'll ask you is what are all the things you don't do? Or cannot do? Spiritual process, if it's a disability, we must banish it isn't it? If spiritual process is a disability, we must ban it in this country or no? If it's an empowerment, then everybody must have it. If it's a disability, we must get rid of it. But unfortunately, it's been seen as a disability for a long time. To such an extent, all kinds of things. You know a few months ago, I was in Chennai. There was an important event and traffic in every city in India is becoming undrivable, you can't plan in how many minutes or hours you can reach from one place to another. There's no sense to it. It can go anyway. You may land up there in 15 minutes or you may take two hours. So I find I'm running out of time, I'm stuck in the road. Then I'll do some forceful driving. It's the way to drive in this country, okay? Forcefully. And this is in some hotel so I have somebody clear the security gate of the hotel and I drive in nearly 80-100 kilometers per hour into the portigo, stop and I get out of the car and I run in because I have a reputation that in the last 35 years, I have not been late to a single event in my life. So I don't want to break it today so I run in. Then after the event, this journalist comes and says, I saw you coming into the hotel, how you came. In ancient times yogis used to walk. You drive your own car. And I said, you idiot, in ancient times everybody was walking. Not just the yogi. Everyone was walking. You think others were driving cars? Everybody was walking, yogi also was walking. So we have these ideas that if you're spiritual, you must be incapable of living in this world. You must just talk about that la la land that you have not seen. Spirituality or spiritual process is the highest level of empowerment that a human being can have.

June 8, 2021

3:19

Did you notice this today?

Transcript: Today morning sun came up on time. Hello? Now you're looking, okay so what? You're not understanding what I'm saying.You know this happened a little while ago. I was in the United States and we were to fly a helicopter. It was a nice day, weather-wise. So we decided to take off the doors of the helicopter and fly an open helicopter because the weather was good. Every aviator knows that for every...

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... thousand kilometers, I mean thousand meters that you rise, what is the temperature drop and what are the situations to expect. This is something that everybody knows. So based on that we took off. But after some time we hit a cold front. A cloud cover came and it became very, very cold. So cold that you couldn't really hold the controls properly. So we decided we'll come down. We were coming down, and just a casual discussion, okay tomorrow if sun doesn't come up, what will happen? So we're making a guess, maybe in six months this will happen, in three months that will happen, these kind of wild guesses. After I came down, I did a bit of research. And I found, if the sun disappears right now, in 18 hours time almost everything that you know as life will be gone. Except a few microbial life which is deep down in the earth, except that, almost everything that you know as life, human, animal, plant life will be totally gone. In 18 hours time. So I just now gave you a very great news but you just ignored and just stared at me. I said sun came up on time, you thought, okay what about it? I'm telling you again, sun came up on time. I want to hear appropriate noises. See. And planets are going around the sun perfectly well today. Planet is spinning on time. Everything in the universe is going perfectly well today. Entire cosmos, not a single accident. But one nasty little thought is crawling in your head and it's a bad day. Yes? Just one silly thought is going on in your head and it's a bad day. Everything is perfect in the cosmos. So what this means is your psychological reality has become larger than the existential reality. What's happening in your head has become bigger than the cosmos. This is a loss of perspective.

Transcript: Today morning sun came up on time. Hello? Now you're looking, okay so what? You're not understanding...

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... what I'm saying.You know this happened a little while ago. I was in the United States and we were to fly a helicopter. It was a nice day, weather-wise. So we decided to take off the doors of the helicopter and fly an open helicopter because the weather was good. Every aviator knows that for every thousand kilometers, I mean thousand meters that you rise, what is the temperature drop and what are the situations to expect. This is something that everybody knows. So based on that we took off. But after some time we hit a cold front. A cloud cover came and it became very, very cold. So cold that you couldn't really hold the controls properly. So we decided we'll come down. We were coming down, and just a casual discussion, okay tomorrow if sun doesn't come up, what will happen? So we're making a guess, maybe in six months this will happen, in three months that will happen, these kind of wild guesses. After I came down, I did a bit of research. And I found, if the sun disappears right now, in 18 hours time almost everything that you know as life will be gone. Except a few microbial life which is deep down in the earth, except that, almost everything that you know as life, human, animal, plant life will be totally gone. In 18 hours time. So I just now gave you a very great news but you just ignored and just stared at me. I said sun came up on time, you thought, okay what about it? I'm telling you again, sun came up on time. I want to hear appropriate noises. See. And planets are going around the sun perfectly well today. Planet is spinning on time. Everything in the universe is going perfectly well today. Entire cosmos, not a single accident. But one nasty little thought is crawling in your head and it's a bad day. Yes? Just one silly thought is going on in your head and it's a bad day. Everything is perfect in the cosmos. So what this means is your psychological reality has become larger than the existential reality. What's happening in your head has become bigger than the cosmos. This is a loss of perspective.

June 6, 2021

3:38

How to live in the moment?

Transcript: This is going on everywhere in the world. It's a big fad in the west, particularly United States and of course it's infected India a bit. Be in the moment. I'll ask you a simple question, be somewhere else and show me. Hello? Can you be somewhere else? But that's the reason why you have a mind. You can sit here and think about Mumbai. You can think about yesterday, you can think about tomorrow, you...

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... can think about what was 10 years ago, you can think about what is 10 years later. But you still live in the moment, isn't it? So essentially, what is being said is, do not think about yesterday, do not think about tomorrow. Just be with what is here right now. See, it took millions of years of evolution to get this much cerebral capability that we can vividly remember every experience of our life. And we have a fabulous sense of imagination, that we can project and create a tomorrow in our mind and make efforts to manifest that. Now the reason why somebody's telling you be in the moment is because for many people these two faculties of memory and imagination, which set us apart from every other creature on this planet, no other creature on this planet has as vivid a sense of memory and imagination as we have. It's taken millions of years of evolution to get us here. But now, because people don't know how to handle it, they're saying get rid of it. Don't remember yesterday, do not think about tomorrow, just be with what is here right now. In a way, we're talking about how to become an earthworm once again. Is it important to learn how we can put this memory and imagination to the highest possible usage? Or is it best to erase it so that you can simply be here with little peace, maybe peaceful? It's very easy to do this. If we take away half your brain, you will be very peaceful and always in the now. Yes? Is that what we are seeking is the question.

Transcript: This is going on everywhere in the world. It's a big fad in the west, particularly United States and...

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... of course it's infected India a bit. Be in the moment. I'll ask you a simple question, be somewhere else and show me. Hello? Can you be somewhere else? But that's the reason why you have a mind. You can sit here and think about Mumbai. You can think about yesterday, you can think about tomorrow, you can think about what was 10 years ago, you can think about what is 10 years later. But you still live in the moment, isn't it? So essentially, what is being said is, do not think about yesterday, do not think about tomorrow. Just be with what is here right now. See, it took millions of years of evolution to get this much cerebral capability that we can vividly remember every experience of our life. And we have a fabulous sense of imagination, that we can project and create a tomorrow in our mind and make efforts to manifest that. Now the reason why somebody's telling you be in the moment is because for many people these two faculties of memory and imagination, which set us apart from every other creature on this planet, no other creature on this planet has as vivid a sense of memory and imagination as we have. It's taken millions of years of evolution to get us here. But now, because people don't know how to handle it, they're saying get rid of it. Don't remember yesterday, do not think about tomorrow, just be with what is here right now. In a way, we're talking about how to become an earthworm once again. Is it important to learn how we can put this memory and imagination to the highest possible usage? Or is it best to erase it so that you can simply be here with little peace, maybe peaceful? It's very easy to do this. If we take away half your brain, you will be very peaceful and always in the now. Yes? Is that what we are seeking is the question.

June 5, 2021

3:38

How can I dissolve myself into you?

Transcript: Q: I read this in your book. So how can we dissolve ourselves into you? Sadhguru: I am not sulfuric acid. Let's understand this. What is dissolution? I don't know how you got this, that's not what has been said anywhere. It's a little off but let me correct that. See whether people are conscious of it or not conscious of it, every human being, knowingly or unknowingly,...

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... is seeking solutions to wherever they are. Isn't it so? Or in other words, the nature of human intelligence is such, that wherever you are there is a problem. So this is the nature of human intellect because it gets only one face of everything. It is always thinking everything is a problem. When you don't have a problem, you're dissolved. Please say this because you are not a problem, you're a possibility. So dissolution does not mean destruction. Dissolution means you broke the boundaries of your individuality because your individual existence is a myth that you have created. You are very much individual. You don't like the person who's sitting next to you right now, so don't breathe the air that they are breathing. Do one thing just close your nose like this, hold it like this for two minutes, you know that without communication you won't last for a moment. This is not just with respiration, this is with every particle in this body. Without being in communication with the entire existence, this cannot exist for a moment. So dissolution is not something that you have to do. If you drop the conclusions that you have made about yourself, this is already dissolved. Modern physics is telling you this, isn't it? You are already dissolve, you don't have to dissolve. It is just that you have a fancy idea in your head. To get that idea out is the spiritual process. Spiritual process is not a real process. Spiritual process is just helping you to distance yourself from your physiological and psychological process so that you see life just the way it is.

Transcript: Q: I read this in your book. So how can we dissolve ourselves into you? Sadhguru:...

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... I am not sulfuric acid. Let's understand this. What is dissolution? I don't know how you got this, that's not what has been said anywhere. It's a little off but let me correct that. See whether people are conscious of it or not conscious of it, every human being, knowingly or unknowingly, is seeking solutions to wherever they are. Isn't it so? Or in other words, the nature of human intelligence is such, that wherever you are there is a problem. So this is the nature of human intellect because it gets only one face of everything. It is always thinking everything is a problem. When you don't have a problem, you're dissolved. Please say this because you are not a problem, you're a possibility. So dissolution does not mean destruction. Dissolution means you broke the boundaries of your individuality because your individual existence is a myth that you have created. You are very much individual. You don't like the person who's sitting next to you right now, so don't breathe the air that they are breathing. Do one thing just close your nose like this, hold it like this for two minutes, you know that without communication you won't last for a moment. This is not just with respiration, this is with every particle in this body. Without being in communication with the entire existence, this cannot exist for a moment. So dissolution is not something that you have to do. If you drop the conclusions that you have made about yourself, this is already dissolved. Modern physics is telling you this, isn't it? You are already dissolve, you don't have to dissolve. It is just that you have a fancy idea in your head. To get that idea out is the spiritual process. Spiritual process is not a real process. Spiritual process is just helping you to distance yourself from your physiological and psychological process so that you see life just the way it is.

June 1, 2021

2:51

A simple method to experience the entire universe as a part of you

Transcript: We need to understand this. To simply sit here and to know, experientially, that this entire universe is actually a part of me, will not happen to most people. They'll hallucinate for a few moments after that they will get distracted by something. If you invest your life to create something, which got nothing to do with you and something to do with everything, then slowly it will seep into you, into...

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... every cell in your body, that everything is actually a part of you. To simply sit here and get it, we don't know, you may take many lifetimes. Most people won't get it. They may get one thought and tomorrow morning it'll be out. But if you invest your time, energy, and life into creating something which is not about you at all, then slowly it sinks into you. Every cell, every atom in the body will soak it up and make you understand that your life, the way you are is actually all-inclusive. Otherwise it's just a talk. A whole lot of people, it's become a fad in the world. I keep hearing this, particularly in United States. People say we love the universe, wow. That is the easiest bloody thing to do because it's not here. If you have to love somebody who's next to you right now, it takes life, it costs life you know. You may have to give something. If you have a mango in your hand, if you love somebody, you may have to give it away. But if you love the universe, you can eat the mango and love the universe. It's a wonderful trick. It's a very wonderful trick. It is like making all the offerings, jalebi, pakodi, this, that, everything to god, knowing well he will not eat. Of course you're the one who gets to eat it in the end. Knowing very well that you are the one who will get to eat it. Children wanting to eat jalebi is perfectly fine. God wanting to eat jalebi is not okay. Because there is a huge deception in god wanting to eat jalebi. Children want to eat jalebi, it's a simple desire.

Transcript: We need to understand this. To simply sit here and to know, experientially, that this entire universe...

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... is actually a part of me, will not happen to most people. They'll hallucinate for a few moments after that they will get distracted by something. If you invest your life to create something, which got nothing to do with you and something to do with everything, then slowly it will seep into you, into every cell in your body, that everything is actually a part of you. To simply sit here and get it, we don't know, you may take many lifetimes. Most people won't get it. They may get one thought and tomorrow morning it'll be out. But if you invest your time, energy, and life into creating something which is not about you at all, then slowly it sinks into you. Every cell, every atom in the body will soak it up and make you understand that your life, the way you are is actually all-inclusive. Otherwise it's just a talk. A whole lot of people, it's become a fad in the world. I keep hearing this, particularly in United States. People say we love the universe, wow. That is the easiest bloody thing to do because it's not here. If you have to love somebody who's next to you right now, it takes life, it costs life you know. You may have to give something. If you have a mango in your hand, if you love somebody, you may have to give it away. But if you love the universe, you can eat the mango and love the universe. It's a wonderful trick. It's a very wonderful trick. It is like making all the offerings, jalebi, pakodi, this, that, everything to god, knowing well he will not eat. Of course you're the one who gets to eat it in the end. Knowing very well that you are the one who will get to eat it. Children wanting to eat jalebi is perfectly fine. God wanting to eat jalebi is not okay. Because there is a huge deception in god wanting to eat jalebi. Children want to eat jalebi, it's a simple desire.

May 30, 2021

3:29

This is the key to knowing the ultimate reality

Transcript: You're living in a certain prison. Let's say, there's a fort around you. Initially, if the wall is big enough, it all seems to be okay. Yes? Let's say this is a 50 acre land, big wall. You lived in this only all the time. You felt quite all right. But then, suddenly you see up and the birds seem to be going beyond 50 acres. The wind seems to be blowing beyond 50 acres. There is something within you...

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... which gets into the madness. People around you pretend to be sane, they all tell you stop that nonsense, just do what you have to do here. Don't have such fancy dreams, you know. Aren't they telling you? The so-called worldly wise people, they're always telling you. But you cannot suppress this. If you suppress this, you will suffer. If it doesn't find expression, you will suffer. But if it seeks expression, you'll suffer even more. A seeker suffers much more than others because now he knows the pain of ignorance. Most people in the world do not know the pain of ignorance. If you do not know the pain of ignorance, you have no real longing within you, isn't it? You are the kind, if you eat a pizza you are happy. I'm not saying you should not enjoy your pizza. It's just that if you eat a pizza, you think life is fulfilled. Now you still don't know the pain of ignorance. You think by eating, sleeping, or indulging in this pleasure or that pleasure, life is complete. You still do not know the pain of ignorance. The pain of ignorance should tear you apart. Then the longing to know becomes intense. If the longing to know becomes intense, it is just one moment. The reason why it seems to be so far away is simply because the necessary longing has not come. It is just off and on longing. Accordingly, off and on experience. If the longing becomes so intense that, till I know I cannot sleep, I cannot eat, I cannot breathe. If it becomes like that, just in one moment you will know. Because what you are seeking is not sitting on the mountain or floating on the clouds. It is within you. You know Jesus told you, though he did his initial marketing about taking you to kingdom of god, the moment enough people gathered, he turned around and said kingdom of god is within you. If kingdom of god is somewhere, I don't care to go there, it's okay. If it's within you and you missed it, that's tragedy, isn't it? Isn't it so? If it is somewhere up in the heaven, I don't want to go there, I'm happy in Ohio. That's different. But if it's within you and you missed it, that's true tragedy isn't it? Right now that's the tragedy. It's right here and people are missing it.

Transcript: You're living in a certain prison. Let's say, there's a fort around you. Initially, if the wall is big...

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... enough, it all seems to be okay. Yes? Let's say this is a 50 acre land, big wall. You lived in this only all the time. You felt quite all right. But then, suddenly you see up and the birds seem to be going beyond 50 acres. The wind seems to be blowing beyond 50 acres. There is something within you which gets into the madness. People around you pretend to be sane, they all tell you stop that nonsense, just do what you have to do here. Don't have such fancy dreams, you know. Aren't they telling you? The so-called worldly wise people, they're always telling you. But you cannot suppress this. If you suppress this, you will suffer. If it doesn't find expression, you will suffer. But if it seeks expression, you'll suffer even more. A seeker suffers much more than others because now he knows the pain of ignorance. Most people in the world do not know the pain of ignorance. If you do not know the pain of ignorance, you have no real longing within you, isn't it? You are the kind, if you eat a pizza you are happy. I'm not saying you should not enjoy your pizza. It's just that if you eat a pizza, you think life is fulfilled. Now you still don't know the pain of ignorance. You think by eating, sleeping, or indulging in this pleasure or that pleasure, life is complete. You still do not know the pain of ignorance. The pain of ignorance should tear you apart. Then the longing to know becomes intense. If the longing to know becomes intense, it is just one moment. The reason why it seems to be so far away is simply because the necessary longing has not come. It is just off and on longing. Accordingly, off and on experience. If the longing becomes so intense that, till I know I cannot sleep, I cannot eat, I cannot breathe. If it becomes like that, just in one moment you will know. Because what you are seeking is not sitting on the mountain or floating on the clouds. It is within you. You know Jesus told you, though he did his initial marketing about taking you to kingdom of god, the moment enough people gathered, he turned around and said kingdom of god is within you. If kingdom of god is somewhere, I don't care to go there, it's okay. If it's within you and you missed it, that's tragedy, isn't it? Isn't it so? If it is somewhere up in the heaven, I don't want to go there, I'm happy in Ohio. That's different. But if it's within you and you missed it, that's true tragedy isn't it? Right now that's the tragedy. It's right here and people are missing it.

May 26, 2021

3:35

Can I have two Gurus?

Transcript: This question is from Richa. Can a disciple have two masters? In case one is initiated by two spiritual masters, is it advised to stick to one way and one master? Or practice what is taught by both of them? If I follow one master, then does it mean that I am being disrespectful to the other one, who chose to initiate me on the path? Well, being with a guru or a spiritual master is not a question of...

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... loyalty. But it's a question of integrity. What is the difference between loyalty and integrity? Loyalty is coming from certain emotions that you have. Integrity means that you are dedicated to the purpose for which you are there. Any place. You are in some place, what is the purpose of that place? You are absolutely dedicated to that, you will not do something else there. Loyalty is a different thing. Loyalty is not needed in this affair. So, whoever you are, if you are here and you've gone somewhere and you're struggling, please don't struggle, just dump me. And wherever you are, just do that. Because the very fact you've gone somewhere is in some way, for whatever reason, it did not work here. So you go on somewhere. At least there you do well, as long as you grow. What's my problem? Or if you were somewhere and now you're here and you're struggling here, dump the nonsense that you carried from elsewhere and do what you require to do here. Because this is like, you know, coconut gardens and mango gardens. You don't go into a coconut grove, take one of these trees and plant it on top of the mountain. It won't last for a month. That's not where it works. It can only work here. Nor will you take a mango tree and plant it in a desert. Not going to work. So the very fact you move from one place to other, either by your own choice, or some other compulsion, or maybe that master is dead, or I'm dead, when it happens. Well once you find the need to go somewhere, give yourself absolutely there, wherever that is. Because you can't be in this place and dig in that place, it doesn't work like that. Does it mean you're disrespectful to somebody? No.

Transcript: This question is from Richa. Can a disciple have two masters? In case one is initiated by two spiritual...

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... masters, is it advised to stick to one way and one master? Or practice what is taught by both of them? If I follow one master, then does it mean that I am being disrespectful to the other one, who chose to initiate me on the path? Well, being with a guru or a spiritual master is not a question of loyalty. But it's a question of integrity. What is the difference between loyalty and integrity? Loyalty is coming from certain emotions that you have. Integrity means that you are dedicated to the purpose for which you are there. Any place. You are in some place, what is the purpose of that place? You are absolutely dedicated to that, you will not do something else there. Loyalty is a different thing. Loyalty is not needed in this affair. So, whoever you are, if you are here and you've gone somewhere and you're struggling, please don't struggle, just dump me. And wherever you are, just do that. Because the very fact you've gone somewhere is in some way, for whatever reason, it did not work here. So you go on somewhere. At least there you do well, as long as you grow. What's my problem? Or if you were somewhere and now you're here and you're struggling here, dump the nonsense that you carried from elsewhere and do what you require to do here. Because this is like, you know, coconut gardens and mango gardens. You don't go into a coconut grove, take one of these trees and plant it on top of the mountain. It won't last for a month. That's not where it works. It can only work here. Nor will you take a mango tree and plant it in a desert. Not going to work. So the very fact you move from one place to other, either by your own choice, or some other compulsion, or maybe that master is dead, or I'm dead, when it happens. Well once you find the need to go somewhere, give yourself absolutely there, wherever that is. Because you can't be in this place and dig in that place, it doesn't work like that. Does it mean you're disrespectful to somebody? No.

May 25, 2021

3:28

Your Karma changes when you turn 21

Transcript: Well, the genetic memory has a certain level of significance till you're 21 years of age. At 21 years of age, something very fundamental changes in the system. That, the genetic memory becomes less dominant. It just starts playing minimal role. Many, many parents are surprised, how the children who are so attached to them just some time ago, suddenly they crossed 21 years of age, suddenly they cannot...

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... relate the same way with their parents simply because their genetic memory becomes at a lower scale of function once 21 years of age is over. This is nature's way of building up a kind of a safety mechanism for our growth because a human child doesn't come like other animals. The other animals, 90% of what they should be is already fixed by their genetics. Only 10% of evolution in their lifetime. That too they can either exploit it or not. But with a human being, only 10% is fixed, 90% is left to individual human being. Because of this, the early stage of development for a human child is much more fragile, needs much more atmosphere, needs much more nurture, because 90% has to be created. Only 10% is already there as a standard. So by 21 years of age, your genetic influence would have come down significantly unless you're very unnaturally attached to your parentage. Either because they have too much wealth, or because they are very dominant, or because you admire them too much. Whatever. Otherwise the genetic influence will come down naturally. So after that the karmic influence is a much bigger influence than the genetic influence. When we say karmic influence, we should not, because there is this wrong perception that karma means, it is only talking about something that comes from elsewhere, elsewhere from another life or whatever. It's not like that. From this morning, from the time you got up to this moment, your body is doing its own physical karma. Mind is doing its mental karma. Emotion is doing its emotional karma. Energy is doing its energetic karma. Every moment, in wakefulness and sleep, it's happening. But let us take into account only the wakefulness. From the moment you got up till now, how much of these four aspects of karma have you performed consciously if you look at it? I don't want to ask you the question, I would normally ask but with you, you are all doctors I won't ask you the question. I will just say this, you please analyze this yourself. Not even 1%. Way below 1% is what you're conscious of. Everything else is happening unconsciously. Or in other words, instead of using the unconscious word which is a kind of a negative word, let's say you're happening automatically. You're happening automatically because of the karmic memory. You have so much memory that you don't have to really think. You don't have to think how to eat. See when the first time, as a child, eating was such a big thing, you know. Especially Indian food, it was falling all over you. But today, very efficiently you eat, but you don't think exactly how to hold the food, what to do because this memory has been built up with your karma. Karma means action. These four dimensions of action are always building things up to make life easier for you, not to entangle you. So it's a web of karma that you create. But when you create a web, you must have a certain, you know, you must have some kind of a solvent that you don't get stuck in it.

Transcript: Well, the genetic memory has a certain level of significance till you're 21 years of age. At 21 years...

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... of age, something very fundamental changes in the system. That, the genetic memory becomes less dominant. It just starts playing minimal role. Many, many parents are surprised, how the children who are so attached to them just some time ago, suddenly they crossed 21 years of age, suddenly they cannot relate the same way with their parents simply because their genetic memory becomes at a lower scale of function once 21 years of age is over. This is nature's way of building up a kind of a safety mechanism for our growth because a human child doesn't come like other animals. The other animals, 90% of what they should be is already fixed by their genetics. Only 10% of evolution in their lifetime. That too they can either exploit it or not. But with a human being, only 10% is fixed, 90% is left to individual human being. Because of this, the early stage of development for a human child is much more fragile, needs much more atmosphere, needs much more nurture, because 90% has to be created. Only 10% is already there as a standard. So by 21 years of age, your genetic influence would have come down significantly unless you're very unnaturally attached to your parentage. Either because they have too much wealth, or because they are very dominant, or because you admire them too much. Whatever. Otherwise the genetic influence will come down naturally. So after that the karmic influence is a much bigger influence than the genetic influence. When we say karmic influence, we should not, because there is this wrong perception that karma means, it is only talking about something that comes from elsewhere, elsewhere from another life or whatever. It's not like that. From this morning, from the time you got up to this moment, your body is doing its own physical karma. Mind is doing its mental karma. Emotion is doing its emotional karma. Energy is doing its energetic karma. Every moment, in wakefulness and sleep, it's happening. But let us take into account only the wakefulness. From the moment you got up till now, how much of these four aspects of karma have you performed consciously if you look at it? I don't want to ask you the question, I would normally ask but with you, you are all doctors I won't ask you the question. I will just say this, you please analyze this yourself. Not even 1%. Way below 1% is what you're conscious of. Everything else is happening unconsciously. Or in other words, instead of using the unconscious word which is a kind of a negative word, let's say you're happening automatically. You're happening automatically because of the karmic memory. You have so much memory that you don't have to really think. You don't have to think how to eat. See when the first time, as a child, eating was such a big thing, you know. Especially Indian food, it was falling all over you. But today, very efficiently you eat, but you don't think exactly how to hold the food, what to do because this memory has been built up with your karma. Karma means action. These four dimensions of action are always building things up to make life easier for you, not to entangle you. So it's a web of karma that you create. But when you create a web, you must have a certain, you know, you must have some kind of a solvent that you don't get stuck in it.

May 22, 2021

3:59

How to energetically connect with Sadhguru

Transcript: Q: I have read in a book that those who are sitting with you, you will give liberation or good life. I see that it kills self-striving, it creates dependency. Why you should decide about me or anything? I should decide everything about me. So I read in your book that, so it means if I'm sitting with you means, I have to follow you. Sadhguru: No. I said, only if...

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... you sit with me. So it creates dependency, it means I'm dependent, I'm not striving. You'll pay for it. If you're not striving, you'll pay for it. There's a fee. If you don't strive, one will pay, isn't it? In anything, in any aspect. Whether you're studying for an examination, or you're striving to improve your career, or you're doing business, or you're pursuing spiritual process. If there is no striving, there is a fee for it, isn't it? No? Is there or is there not? There is, always. Even if you get married, you have to strive every day to make it work otherwise it won't work. I'm saying it doesn't matter which aspect of life, if there is no striving, you pay. I understand what you're trying to ask but that's a very simplistic process. I'm saying if you really sit with me, I didn't mean if you sit on the grass out there, this will happen. I said, when you really sit with me. The very fact that you're asking the question, obviously you're not sitting with me, you're sitting by yourself. Sitting with me is a different aspect. If you really sit with me, yes after that no striving. But you will not become lethargic, for sure. It will just become a natural process for you to be like that. There are many people here for whom getting up in the morning and doing morning 5:30 sadhana is not a striving. There are some who are struggling and striving. For others it's just like that, like all the birds wake up in the morning, they also wake up and do what they have to do. They're just here living, breathing, eating, and doing whatever they can. There is no striving, okay? That is only, when you don't really want to go somewhere, you want to go but you want to go somewhere else also, then there is striving. When this is the only place you want to go, there is no striving. Simply you go, you know. There's no struggle and striving in that. That's why I said, it's up to you. Whether you want to go to your destination joyfully or kicking and crying, it's up to you. You can decide, but if you really sit with me, if you really sit with me means you got connected with me in some way energetically. Then you can't go anywhere, you'll only go in one direction. You do this, that, whatever you do, you do circus and go or you go without circus, it's up to you. But that's if you really sit with me, not if you sit with the grasshopper there.

Transcript: Q: I have read in a book that those who are sitting with you, you will give liberation...

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... or good life. I see that it kills self-striving, it creates dependency. Why you should decide about me or anything? I should decide everything about me. So I read in your book that, so it means if I'm sitting with you means, I have to follow you. Sadhguru: No. I said, only if you sit with me. So it creates dependency, it means I'm dependent, I'm not striving. You'll pay for it. If you're not striving, you'll pay for it. There's a fee. If you don't strive, one will pay, isn't it? In anything, in any aspect. Whether you're studying for an examination, or you're striving to improve your career, or you're doing business, or you're pursuing spiritual process. If there is no striving, there is a fee for it, isn't it? No? Is there or is there not? There is, always. Even if you get married, you have to strive every day to make it work otherwise it won't work. I'm saying it doesn't matter which aspect of life, if there is no striving, you pay. I understand what you're trying to ask but that's a very simplistic process. I'm saying if you really sit with me, I didn't mean if you sit on the grass out there, this will happen. I said, when you really sit with me. The very fact that you're asking the question, obviously you're not sitting with me, you're sitting by yourself. Sitting with me is a different aspect. If you really sit with me, yes after that no striving. But you will not become lethargic, for sure. It will just become a natural process for you to be like that. There are many people here for whom getting up in the morning and doing morning 5:30 sadhana is not a striving. There are some who are struggling and striving. For others it's just like that, like all the birds wake up in the morning, they also wake up and do what they have to do. They're just here living, breathing, eating, and doing whatever they can. There is no striving, okay? That is only, when you don't really want to go somewhere, you want to go but you want to go somewhere else also, then there is striving. When this is the only place you want to go, there is no striving. Simply you go, you know. There's no struggle and striving in that. That's why I said, it's up to you. Whether you want to go to your destination joyfully or kicking and crying, it's up to you. You can decide, but if you really sit with me, if you really sit with me means you got connected with me in some way energetically. Then you can't go anywhere, you'll only go in one direction. You do this, that, whatever you do, you do circus and go or you go without circus, it's up to you. But that's if you really sit with me, not if you sit with the grasshopper there.

May 18, 2021

3:46

How does initiation happen?

Transcript: When you ask, how can it happen without the physical presence of a guru? The physical presence of the guru is actually a hindrance because right now you look at me and no matter what, because the very nature of the mind is such, it is making a thousand judgments as it sits here, isn't it? Not all of it is conscious. But a whole lot of judgments are going on within you. Because there is a person. A...

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... person means, you can like him, you can dislike him, you want him, you don't want him, so many things. If I say something nice, wow. If I say something nasty. All this will happen, isn't it? Because a person is sitting. How he sits, how he stands, what he says, what he does not say, all this becomes important. The physical presence is not of any consequence actually. If physical presence is everything, that's called karishma, not grace. This is not karishma, this is grace. But I sit here, I don't sit here, I can run the satsang the same way. Only problem is you cannot remain focused, that is your problem. If you're willing to sit here simply focused as you are right now, no video, no audio, no nothing. We'll still run the satsang. Wonderfully well, okay? It's just that, nobody. What are we doing? Because you have that problem. Either I have to sit here, or a video has to play, audio has to come. I'll tell you, no video, audio, nothing. We can still initiate people if you're just willing to sit. It is just that the necessary attention is needed, that's all. Even without attention, in your sleep we can initiate you. But benefit may happen but you don't know why it's happening. You think you just got lucky.

Transcript: When you ask, how can it happen without the physical presence of a guru? The physical presence of the...

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... guru is actually a hindrance because right now you look at me and no matter what, because the very nature of the mind is such, it is making a thousand judgments as it sits here, isn't it? Not all of it is conscious. But a whole lot of judgments are going on within you. Because there is a person. A person means, you can like him, you can dislike him, you want him, you don't want him, so many things. If I say something nice, wow. If I say something nasty. All this will happen, isn't it? Because a person is sitting. How he sits, how he stands, what he says, what he does not say, all this becomes important. The physical presence is not of any consequence actually. If physical presence is everything, that's called karishma, not grace. This is not karishma, this is grace. But I sit here, I don't sit here, I can run the satsang the same way. Only problem is you cannot remain focused, that is your problem. If you're willing to sit here simply focused as you are right now, no video, no audio, no nothing. We'll still run the satsang. Wonderfully well, okay? It's just that, nobody. What are we doing? Because you have that problem. Either I have to sit here, or a video has to play, audio has to come. I'll tell you, no video, audio, nothing. We can still initiate people if you're just willing to sit. It is just that the necessary attention is needed, that's all. Even without attention, in your sleep we can initiate you. But benefit may happen but you don't know why it's happening. You think you just got lucky.

May 16, 2021

2:48

How can I get Enlightened?

Transcript: In some way, not the real thing, at least what happens around, what are the benefits if one reaches a certain state of consciousness. There is nobody in the world who doesn't want it. There's nobody. Everybody will want it. But the thing is, nobody wants to walk the path. Nobody wants to do what is needed to be done, but they want to be there. When I say you have to walk the path, is it so far away,...

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... is it so hard that you have to get there with great difficulty? No. For what is within, where is the path? It's right here. But to turn you around there is a method, there is a process. What is working against you is just things that work for your well-being actually. Your own mind, your own body, this is what turns against you when you seek something beyond it. From inside they'll turn against you in so many ways. So is it difficult? Is it easy? It is not that. It is just a priority. How important is it? If you become like that, without knowing this, I cannot live. If that is how important it becomes, then it's not difficult, it's very close. Because people are off and on, off and on, off and on, it seems to be a long way. Anything is like this. Suppose, let's say you have to cook something, let's say you have to bake a cake or you want to cook some rice. You turn on the stove, turn off the stove, turn on the stove, turn off the stove. It's a long process. And of course dinner won't happen. So this is the story of majority of the spiritual seekers. They're off and on, and off and on, and off and on. Oh does it mean to say I must be only here, there? That's not it. The priority should not shift. The priority is set, slowly everything within you will slowly organize itself in that direction. Because the priority is shifting, this life does not know which way to go. It's just confused. Every two minutes if you change the destination on the GPS, for sure it does not know where to go, isn't it? So this is what is happening for most people. This is why spiritual path seems to be orders, long, impossible, unattainable. All these things simply because people are shifting priorities all the time.

Transcript: In some way, not the real thing, at least what happens around, what are the benefits if one reaches a...

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... certain state of consciousness. There is nobody in the world who doesn't want it. There's nobody. Everybody will want it. But the thing is, nobody wants to walk the path. Nobody wants to do what is needed to be done, but they want to be there. When I say you have to walk the path, is it so far away, is it so hard that you have to get there with great difficulty? No. For what is within, where is the path? It's right here. But to turn you around there is a method, there is a process. What is working against you is just things that work for your well-being actually. Your own mind, your own body, this is what turns against you when you seek something beyond it. From inside they'll turn against you in so many ways. So is it difficult? Is it easy? It is not that. It is just a priority. How important is it? If you become like that, without knowing this, I cannot live. If that is how important it becomes, then it's not difficult, it's very close. Because people are off and on, off and on, off and on, it seems to be a long way. Anything is like this. Suppose, let's say you have to cook something, let's say you have to bake a cake or you want to cook some rice. You turn on the stove, turn off the stove, turn on the stove, turn off the stove. It's a long process. And of course dinner won't happen. So this is the story of majority of the spiritual seekers. They're off and on, and off and on, and off and on. Oh does it mean to say I must be only here, there? That's not it. The priority should not shift. The priority is set, slowly everything within you will slowly organize itself in that direction. Because the priority is shifting, this life does not know which way to go. It's just confused. Every two minutes if you change the destination on the GPS, for sure it does not know where to go, isn't it? So this is what is happening for most people. This is why spiritual path seems to be orders, long, impossible, unattainable. All these things simply because people are shifting priorities all the time.

May 15, 2021

3:05

How to use Karma for your well-being?

Transcript: Ultimately, life is neither suffering nor bliss. It is what you make it. It's of utmost significance in human life to have this fundamental understanding that human experience is generated from within us. So if what is generated from within us happens to be either pleasant or unpleasant, but we are attributing it to various other life situations. This simply means we are conducting our life unconsciously...

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... to a point we do not know what we are creating. We are not aware of the very experiences that we are creating from within. Being blissful or in a state of suffering is not a natural consequence of your birth or, life situations in which you have landed. It is a consequence of the way you respond and experience these situations. This is why karma is very important. To understand the nature of karma, how it is stored within us, and how we can use this to our well-being, to make our life into a beautiful experience irrespective of what sort of situations we are placed in. This is what karma means. That means, you determine the nature of your response and experience to all that happens to you.

Transcript: Ultimately, life is neither suffering nor bliss. It is what you make it. It's of utmost significance...

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... in human life to have this fundamental understanding that human experience is generated from within us. So if what is generated from within us happens to be either pleasant or unpleasant, but we are attributing it to various other life situations. This simply means we are conducting our life unconsciously to a point we do not know what we are creating. We are not aware of the very experiences that we are creating from within. Being blissful or in a state of suffering is not a natural consequence of your birth or, life situations in which you have landed. It is a consequence of the way you respond and experience these situations. This is why karma is very important. To understand the nature of karma, how it is stored within us, and how we can use this to our well-being, to make our life into a beautiful experience irrespective of what sort of situations we are placed in. This is what karma means. That means, you determine the nature of your response and experience to all that happens to you.

May 5, 2021

1:55

Sadhguru’s thoughts on Kashi | Sadhguru in Conversation with Prasoon Joshi | #1

Synopsis: You must have thought a lot about this place. Does it match up to what you thought?

Synopsis: You must have thought a lot about this place. Does it match up to what...

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... you thought?

May 4, 2021

8:31

How can I get liberated (achieve Mukti)?

Transcript: My question is regarding mukti. I'm not understanding what we are taking when we are asked for mukti. Do you drink coffee every morning? Yeah, yes. Suppose, you can wake up in the morning and without coffee you can still be very alive. One level of mukti. Similarly, there are many compulsions. Once you come with a physical form, there are many compulsions. Some have multiplied their compulsions, some...

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... have subtracted their compulsions and brought it to the minimum. Compulsion means just this, compulsion means something else rules you. But, one thing that human being values most is freedom, isn't it? See we, 20% of our time, resource and energies are spent in the prisons, both in Tamil Nadu and United States. If you go into the prison, actually it is a more disciplined society than the society you're seeing outside and more efficient society. Because food comes bang on time, never late. Somebody opens the door for you, closes for you. Somebody turns on the light for you, switches it off for you. It's actually very efficient. Only thing is, if you walk into the prison, there is pain in the air. I've never gone into the prison and come out without tears in my eyes because there is just pain in the air. That's how important human freedom is. Most people may not be going anywhere, even in their house they may not be going. But the simple thing that they are bolting the door, not somebody else. That's how much of a difference it makes, that's how important it is to be free. So this is the highest value. So, you know in this culture everything is built-in. Two days in a month you're not supposed to eat so that the compulsiveness of food will go away. One day, or actually 12 days in a year, you are not supposed to sleep so the compulsiveness sleep will go away. Like this many things have been built-in which we are just throwing it away without understanding anything about it. Today after billion dollar research happens and they come back to us, now they tell us, oh yes, yes, yes, this is a great research. We have looked at life and said this is the way to exist. Various levels of compulsions. Start working one at a time become free, become free, become free. See when you want to become free, toying with the idea of freedom is no good. What is binding you, that's what you need to break, isn't it? Yes. So what is binding you? What is compulsive in your life? That's what you need to attend to. Freedom is a fanciful idea. It will make you lala in your head, it's no good. What is binding you, if you work on that, if you get rid of it, you become free. If there is a next level of binding, let's break that. If there is a next level of binding, we'll break that. If you break all levels, if you go on breaking one at a time, someday you will break all of them, isn't it so? Yes. Or you think it's infinite binding? No. No. Bondage cannot be infinite. Freedom can be infinite, isn't it?

Transcript: My question is regarding mukti. I'm not understanding what we are taking when we are asked for mukti....

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... Do you drink coffee every morning? Yeah, yes. Suppose, you can wake up in the morning and without coffee you can still be very alive. One level of mukti. Similarly, there are many compulsions. Once you come with a physical form, there are many compulsions. Some have multiplied their compulsions, some have subtracted their compulsions and brought it to the minimum. Compulsion means just this, compulsion means something else rules you. But, one thing that human being values most is freedom, isn't it? See we, 20% of our time, resource and energies are spent in the prisons, both in Tamil Nadu and United States. If you go into the prison, actually it is a more disciplined society than the society you're seeing outside and more efficient society. Because food comes bang on time, never late. Somebody opens the door for you, closes for you. Somebody turns on the light for you, switches it off for you. It's actually very efficient. Only thing is, if you walk into the prison, there is pain in the air. I've never gone into the prison and come out without tears in my eyes because there is just pain in the air. That's how important human freedom is. Most people may not be going anywhere, even in their house they may not be going. But the simple thing that they are bolting the door, not somebody else. That's how much of a difference it makes, that's how important it is to be free. So this is the highest value. So, you know in this culture everything is built-in. Two days in a month you're not supposed to eat so that the compulsiveness of food will go away. One day, or actually 12 days in a year, you are not supposed to sleep so the compulsiveness sleep will go away. Like this many things have been built-in which we are just throwing it away without understanding anything about it. Today after billion dollar research happens and they come back to us, now they tell us, oh yes, yes, yes, this is a great research. We have looked at life and said this is the way to exist. Various levels of compulsions. Start working one at a time become free, become free, become free. See when you want to become free, toying with the idea of freedom is no good. What is binding you, that's what you need to break, isn't it? Yes. So what is binding you? What is compulsive in your life? That's what you need to attend to. Freedom is a fanciful idea. It will make you lala in your head, it's no good. What is binding you, if you work on that, if you get rid of it, you become free. If there is a next level of binding, let's break that. If there is a next level of binding, we'll break that. If you break all levels, if you go on breaking one at a time, someday you will break all of them, isn't it so? Yes. Or you think it's infinite binding? No. No. Bondage cannot be infinite. Freedom can be infinite, isn't it?

March 30, 2021

3:46

How to experience dimensions beyond the physical?

Transcript: If you have to enter a dimension beyond the physical, a perception beyond the five senses have to be opened up. These five sense organs open up in you. The moment you crawl out of your mother's womb, five senses open up because they're needed for survival. If you did not have them, you would not know how to survive. Survival process opens up for you naturally. Suppose as a little infant you were lost...

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... in the jungle, if something edible came in front of you, would you take it and shove it into your ears or into your nostrils? You would definitely know where to put it, isn't it? Nobody taught you. Nobody needs to instruct you, this is the way to eat. But it will go right here, isn't it so? So things that are necessary for your survival, it does not need any training. It does not need any striving from your end. It's inbuilt. But would you know how to read, how to write, how to do so many things that you're naturally doing today? No. Because all these things need striving. Anything beyond survival will not enter your life unless you strive for it. But what is needed for survival opens up without any striving. So if a dimension beyond the physical has to enter your living experience, a little striving is needed. But because it's in a completely different direction, all your sense organs are outward bound please see this. You can see what's around you, you can't roll your eyeballs inward and scan yourself. You can hear that. So much activity in this body, can you hear that? No. Even if an ant crawls upon this hand, you can feel it. So much blood flowing, can you feel it? In the very nature of things, sense organs are outward bound. But everything that you experience happens within you. Right now, a simple question, do all of you see me at least? Am I visible to you? Because sometimes I'm invisible, you know. Today am I visible? Today am I visible? Please use your hands and show me where am I. Oh you got it totally wrong. You know I'm a mystic. Now this light is falling upon me, reflecting, going through your lenses, inverted image in the retina, don't you know the whole story? So where do you see me? Where am I right now? Within you. Where do you hear me? Within you. Where have you seen the whole world? Within you, isn't it? Have you ever experienced anything outside of you? Have you? Have you? Right now, you just touch your friend and see you don't feel his hand, you will only feel the way your sensations are. You cannot experience his hand, please know this. You can only know the way your sensations are. You have never experienced anything beyond this. Everything that's happened to you, your joy and misery has happened within you, light and darkness happen within you, just everything happens within you. But do you have a means to look inward? Right now everything that you have is outward bound, but everything that's happening is happening within. So it gives you a completely false perception of what it is. So turning within will take a little bit of striving. If you're willing to give 28 hours of focused time, we can turn you around.

Transcript: If you have to enter a dimension beyond the physical, a perception beyond the five senses have to be...

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... opened up. These five sense organs open up in you. The moment you crawl out of your mother's womb, five senses open up because they're needed for survival. If you did not have them, you would not know how to survive. Survival process opens up for you naturally. Suppose as a little infant you were lost in the jungle, if something edible came in front of you, would you take it and shove it into your ears or into your nostrils? You would definitely know where to put it, isn't it? Nobody taught you. Nobody needs to instruct you, this is the way to eat. But it will go right here, isn't it so? So things that are necessary for your survival, it does not need any training. It does not need any striving from your end. It's inbuilt. But would you know how to read, how to write, how to do so many things that you're naturally doing today? No. Because all these things need striving. Anything beyond survival will not enter your life unless you strive for it. But what is needed for survival opens up without any striving. So if a dimension beyond the physical has to enter your living experience, a little striving is needed. But because it's in a completely different direction, all your sense organs are outward bound please see this. You can see what's around you, you can't roll your eyeballs inward and scan yourself. You can hear that. So much activity in this body, can you hear that? No. Even if an ant crawls upon this hand, you can feel it. So much blood flowing, can you feel it? In the very nature of things, sense organs are outward bound. But everything that you experience happens within you. Right now, a simple question, do all of you see me at least? Am I visible to you? Because sometimes I'm invisible, you know. Today am I visible? Today am I visible? Please use your hands and show me where am I. Oh you got it totally wrong. You know I'm a mystic. Now this light is falling upon me, reflecting, going through your lenses, inverted image in the retina, don't you know the whole story? So where do you see me? Where am I right now? Within you. Where do you hear me? Within you. Where have you seen the whole world? Within you, isn't it? Have you ever experienced anything outside of you? Have you? Have you? Right now, you just touch your friend and see you don't feel his hand, you will only feel the way your sensations are. You cannot experience his hand, please know this. You can only know the way your sensations are. You have never experienced anything beyond this. Everything that's happened to you, your joy and misery has happened within you, light and darkness happen within you, just everything happens within you. But do you have a means to look inward? Right now everything that you have is outward bound, but everything that's happening is happening within. So it gives you a completely false perception of what it is. So turning within will take a little bit of striving. If you're willing to give 28 hours of focused time, we can turn you around.

March 20, 2021

3:50

The magical last 40 seconds of life – A doorway to liberation

Transcript: Last 40 seconds, many lifetimes of accumulated karma will play out in fast forward. Last 40 seconds of one's life, if one is either conscious or if he is in a consecrated space. This will distinctly happen to every human being. For whatever reason one may be dying. Whether one is dying of old age or disease, the last 40 seconds, many lifetimes of accumulated karma will play out in fast forward. At...

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... that moment, these 40 seconds only. If you lived a life of ignorance, if you lived a life of unawareness, lifetimes of unawareness, these 40 seconds if you can maintain some sense of awareness. He said, all the many accumulated lifetimes of karma, you will drop it. You will go through an intense phase for 40 seconds only and you will be clean and you dissolve. Essentially spirituality means putting your life in fast forward. You may suffer much more because everything is happening at a fast pace. What you would have stretched for 10 years, is happening let's say in one month. So the amount of intensity of suffering that you go through is big. There may be moments of ecstasy and joy but there is so much suffering because things are happening rapidly within you. So at least towards the end of your life you want to hasten the process.

Transcript: Last 40 seconds, many lifetimes of accumulated karma will play out in fast forward. Last 40 seconds of...

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... one's life, if one is either conscious or if he is in a consecrated space. This will distinctly happen to every human being. For whatever reason one may be dying. Whether one is dying of old age or disease, the last 40 seconds, many lifetimes of accumulated karma will play out in fast forward. At that moment, these 40 seconds only. If you lived a life of ignorance, if you lived a life of unawareness, lifetimes of unawareness, these 40 seconds if you can maintain some sense of awareness. He said, all the many accumulated lifetimes of karma, you will drop it. You will go through an intense phase for 40 seconds only and you will be clean and you dissolve. Essentially spirituality means putting your life in fast forward. You may suffer much more because everything is happening at a fast pace. What you would have stretched for 10 years, is happening let's say in one month. So the amount of intensity of suffering that you go through is big. There may be moments of ecstasy and joy but there is so much suffering because things are happening rapidly within you. So at least towards the end of your life you want to hasten the process.

March 6, 2021

2:04

How to activate the Chakras

Transcript: Today this is common scientific knowledge that the whole existence is a reverberation of energy. So the source of all that's physical in the existence today, as for modern science, is a reverbration or a vibration. Among the vibrations that happen in the existence, not all of it is right now available to the human ear. What we refer to as music is a more refined arrangement of the sounds that the creation...

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... is already making. The Indian classical music particularly comes from a very deep understanding of the human system. Every human experience happens only within ourselves, never outside of ourselves. Because we are the basis of our experience. Everything that we do is based upon the nature of the self. Because of this, the music identified certain dimensions of the body which are responsive to the sounds that we generate, or the sounds that come towards us. The human system, being seen as five koshas or five sheets or layers of body. The Annamaya kosha, the Manomaya kosha, Pranamaya kosha, Vigyanamaya koshan, and Anandamaya kosha. Among these five, Pranamaya kosha is the most significant one. Pranamaya kosha is made up of 72,000 nadis which meet and redistribute in 114 significant ways, or there are 114 junction boxes in the human system. Of these, two are outside, the physical nature and 112 are within. Out of these 112, four are dormant to a large extent. So 108 active energy centers in the body are chakras in the body. Based on this, these 108 are divided on the right and the left in the form of Ida and Pingala. They're divided as 54 each. Based on this we formed a sanskrit alphabet of 54 sounds. These 54 sounds in two manifestations are feminine and masculine. We have 108. These 108 sounds has a significance and the whole music system evolved out of these 108. So the Indian classical music, essentially, is about touching these 108 or activating these 108 chakras or points in the body which will lead to a natural evolution of the human being to a higher level of consciousness. So music has never been just a form of entertainment, it has been a way of evolving an individual human being into a universal entity. So this dimension of activating the human system, this dimension of allowing the human system to evolve to its ultimate possibility, by using these 108 sounds, is called as Nada Yoga. So the Indian classical music is an evolution of this fundamental process of Nada Yoga.

Transcript: Today this is common scientific knowledge that the whole existence is a reverberation of energy. So the...

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... source of all that's physical in the existence today, as for modern science, is a reverbration or a vibration. Among the vibrations that happen in the existence, not all of it is right now available to the human ear. What we refer to as music is a more refined arrangement of the sounds that the creation is already making. The Indian classical music particularly comes from a very deep understanding of the human system. Every human experience happens only within ourselves, never outside of ourselves. Because we are the basis of our experience. Everything that we do is based upon the nature of the self. Because of this, the music identified certain dimensions of the body which are responsive to the sounds that we generate, or the sounds that come towards us. The human system, being seen as five koshas or five sheets or layers of body. The Annamaya kosha, the Manomaya kosha, Pranamaya kosha, Vigyanamaya koshan, and Anandamaya kosha. Among these five, Pranamaya kosha is the most significant one. Pranamaya kosha is made up of 72,000 nadis which meet and redistribute in 114 significant ways, or there are 114 junction boxes in the human system. Of these, two are outside, the physical nature and 112 are within. Out of these 112, four are dormant to a large extent. So 108 active energy centers in the body are chakras in the body. Based on this, these 108 are divided on the right and the left in the form of Ida and Pingala. They're divided as 54 each. Based on this we formed a sanskrit alphabet of 54 sounds. These 54 sounds in two manifestations are feminine and masculine. We have 108. These 108 sounds has a significance and the whole music system evolved out of these 108. So the Indian classical music, essentially, is about touching these 108 or activating these 108 chakras or points in the body which will lead to a natural evolution of the human being to a higher level of consciousness. So music has never been just a form of entertainment, it has been a way of evolving an individual human being into a universal entity. So this dimension of activating the human system, this dimension of allowing the human system to evolve to its ultimate possibility, by using these 108 sounds, is called as Nada Yoga. So the Indian classical music is an evolution of this fundamental process of Nada Yoga.

March 4, 2021

3:58

What is ‘Consciousness’?

In this extensive article, Sadhguru not only defines what is 'consciousness' but also busts many a popular myths around it.  Clearly noting that wakefulness and alertness are not to be confused as consciousness, he goes on to explain the sixteen  Consciousness has been explained in detail in Yogic sciences, where it is seen as sixteen layered dimension.  

  1. Is brain and consciousness related?
  2. The four dimensions of a conscious state
  3. Various degrees of consciousness
  4. Can you raise consciousness?
  5.  How is Yoga related to consciousness
  6. Can machines be made conscious?

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March 22, 2021

18 min read

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