Youth & Truth @

JJ College of Arch.

JJ College of Arch.

10 Questions


As part of Youth & Truth, Sadhguru interacted with the students of Sir JJ College of Architecture, Mumbai. Sadhguru responded to a variety of questions by the students; How to make the most of my talent? How to explore every aspect of life? How to deal with deep-rooted anger? What should be modern India's architecture? How do I learn to say ‘no’? ...


21:01 min

What should be modern India’s architecture?


Namaskaram Sadhguru. So my name is Ojasvika Sahu, I’d first like to really give you a warm welcome on the J J campus on behalf of the students. So we, architecture students especially, are really aroused and excited about this event mainly because we are very well aware of your contribution to your Coimbatore ashram. So my question is a bit along the academic lines. We, as architecture students, have always been taught to build in the context, to look at the culture where your site is, or wherever your project is going to be built. But now, when I see the world today, in India especially, urbanisation is basically blind westernisation, where we simply build glass boxes which we know and understand that it does not suit the climate or the context of India. So my question is that we, as Indians, have not yet figured out what India’s modern architecture is about and we simply copy the westerners. So what do you think should be India’s modern architecture?

5:05 min

How do I learn to say ‘no’?


I had a question. How do we learn to say ‘no’? When you know that saying ‘yes’ would affect you in an adverse way, but still you say it. It happens a lot of times with me. That I want to say no but thinking about what the other person would feel, I tend to say yes. So how do we stop that?

10:06 min

How does one deal with insecurities?


My question is, how does one deal with insecurities?

8:30 min

Can introverts be successful?


Namaskaram Sadhguru. I’m Alina Jacob, a student of third year architecture. My question is, we live in a society where there are people who are extroverts as well as introverts. So the extroverts are confident enough to express themselves. But meanwhile, in this competitive world, will the introverts ever be able to make a stand as well as the extroverts do? Even if they manage to reach somewhere in life, will they continue to be an introvert?

13:22 min

How to explore every aspect of life?


Namaskaram Sadhguru. My question is, as you have said many times, Shiva has explored all the dimensions of life. He has explored everything. In this age, when energy is at its peak, how can we explore every aspect of life without being untouched and getting attached to all the compulsive activities? We say, I don’t want to drink, but somewhere we are afraid that we will be addicted to it. My question is, how can we explore every aspect of life without being untouched?

4:31 min

How to deal with deep-rooted anger?


Namaskaram Sadhguru. My question is, what are we supposed to do when we are angry? And how to deal with deep-rooted anger?

9:56 min

How to remain positive, even without clarity?


Namaskaram Sadhguru. My name is Muskan Bhavna. And my question to you is that many times in life we face situations where we don’t know what to do next. We don’t know what is going on right now, we’re completely flagged up. And at that point of time our friends, our parents give us this one suggestion, ‘be positive’. But when I don’t know what’s going on, how can I be positive? And at that time, clarity seems more important than positivity. So how do we place the two?

2:44 min

What’s wrong with the society?


Namaskar. My name is Kaustubh. I actually wanted to ask you that after all the knowledge you’ve gained over time, do you believe this community, the society, the very system we’re living in is correct or appropriate? I mean, whatever we are living in is just an imaginary concept. I feel that we’re designed to do a lot more than we think. Instead the efforts of our body, and literally our entire life, are wasted on what? Earning for a life which is given to us? It’s like wasting all your precious energy on a dream which doesn't really have any existence in life. What do you think?

13:58 min

How to make people think rationally?


My name is Ipsita Sadhav, first year architecture. And my question is that in our society, religious beliefs are a very sensitive topic and we come across many people who blindly believe in things. So how do we talk to them and ask them to think rationally instead of just believing in things?

2:34 min

How to make the most of my talent


Hello sir. My question to you is, I believe that art is anything that expresses who we are as individuals. What are your views on that? And how can one make the most of one’s talent?