Vasudev has a unique ability to make the ancient
yogic sciences relevant to contemporary
minds, acting as a bridge to the deeper dimensions of life.
"This life for me is an
endeavor to help people experience and express their
divinity. May you know the bliss of the Divine."
The sign of
intelligence is that you are constantly wondering.
Idiots are always dead sure about every damn thing they are doing in
If you are not using your mind for self-torture, why
would you think of
A human is not a being; he is a
becoming. He is an ongoing process,
nothing is fixed.
karma means moving
life from compulsive reaction to
This is a good time to break the
status quo of who you are and see if
you can transform yourself into a
better human being.
People on the spiritual path are
people of unquenchable discontent.
It is being propagated that
spirituality means contentment.
Contentment means you have contented
yourself with what you have. A
spiritual person means he is
unwilling to settle for anything
less than the Ultimate.
The whole spiritual process is just
this: that you are willing to take
the next step not knowing where it
will lead you. If you are not ready
for that, that means you are not
ready for any new possibility.
Being human means to consciously do
the best you can for everyone and
everything you come in touch with.
If your sadness is reminding you
that you are incomplete, it is good.
Make use of your sadness to grow.
When sadness sets in, if you become
more compassionate, more caring, and
more loving, you have some sense in
There is no need to do what others
are doing. You must do what truly
matters to you.
Don't try to be the best. Just
do your best.
Unless you do the right things, the
right things will not happen to you.
The man who does only as much as is
needed will only get that much.
When pain, misery, or anger happen,
it is time to look within you, not
The logic is simple: if you do the
right things, the right things will
happen to you even without your
natural foods, in their uncooked condition, when the
cells are still alive, will bring an enormous sense of
health and vitality to the system.
We are not only on planet Earth, we
planet Earth! Will you get this
now or will you get it when you are
buried? That's your choice.
The greatest fulfillment in life is
to do something which is much larger
Your life is just about craving, and
making something else tremendously
more important than you.
The most beautiful moments in life are moments when you
are expressing your
joy, not when you are seeking it.
Whatever has been the highest
experience in your life should
become the centerpiece around which
your life is structured.
Whatever was the highest, sweetest,
or most wonderful emotion in your
life, make that the baseline. Why
come down from what you are capable
Our lives become beautiful not
because of what we do, our lives
becomes beautiful simply because we
have included everybody around us as
a part of our dream of well being.
Integrity is not a bunch of
value or ethics. Integrity of the
coherence between how you are, how
you think, and how you act.
The path is not difficult. It is
very simple. If you are simple, itís
very simple. If you are all wound
up, the path is very, very winding.
Thatís all it is.
resist change, you resist life.
Only if you know to what extent your
logic should go and where it should
not go, your life will be beautiful.
Donít think of this as your first
step or last step. Just be here as a
piece of life. That is the best way
to be. You are not a young man; you
are not an old man. You are just a
piece of life.
Reactivity is enslavement.
Responsibility is freedom. When you
are able to create yourself the way
you want, you can create your life
the way you want as well. Your outer
life may not be a hundred percent in
your control, but your inner life
Do you understand? Man needs entertainment simply to hide his
madness. If he was perfectly sane, he would not need entertainment.
He could just sit and watch this bamboo grow. He does not really
Heaven and hell are not physical
locations. You create them within
Death is a fiction created by
people who live their lives in total
unawareness. There is only life,
life and life alone, moving from one
dimension to another, another
dimension to another.
Your body is on loan from the
planet. All the countless numbers of
people who have lived on this planet
before you and me have all become
topsoil, and so will you. This
planet will collect back atom by
atom what it has loaned to you.
Frustration, discouragement, and
depression mean that you are working
Resentment, anger, jealousy, pain,
hurt, and depression are poisons
that you drink but expect someone
else to die. Life does not work that
way. Most people take lifetimes to
understand this simple truth.
The fear is simply because you are
not living with life, you are living
in your mind.
Only when you do not know yourself, the opinion of other
people becomes important.
Love is your quality. Love is not what you do.
Love is what you are.
But to be loving is simply this: a
willingness to respond freely and
openly. Right now, it may be limited
to one or two people in your lives.
But it is possible to extend this
embrace the entire world.
If you care for people around you,
you must make yourself into a person
they enjoy being with.
In the Indian culture you never told your parents, your wife,
your husband or your children, ďI love you.Ē This was not a part
of this culture because the moment you say it, itís almost like
itís not there. Youíre only trying to assert it. Love is not an
assertion. Love is a supplication. An asserting mind can never
be a loving mind.
listen is the essence of
The most incredible thing is that you can know everything you wish
to know with your eyes closed.
If you want your life to be like a clean mirror, there is only one
way - be silent.
If you think hundred percent
logically, there is really no
possibility of life.
Your mind need not be controlled; your mind needs to be liberated.
Once your intellect gets identified with something, it gets chained
to the identifications, and leaves you with a completely distorted
experience of the world.
ďI do not knowĒ is the doorway − the only doorway − to seeking and
The sign of intelligence is that you are constantly wondering.
Idiots are always dead sure about every damn thing they are doing in
Unless you begin to see the hollowness of where you are right now,
you will not begin to seek something else strongly.
Mind is not in any one place. Every cell in this body has its own
intelligence. The brain is sitting in your head, but mind is all
over the place.
Why do we refer to the mind as a circus? A circus is not a mess; a
circus is a very coordinated activity deliberately made to look like
a mess. On one level it is a mess, but on another, it is a highly
One should use information and logic as a drunkard would use a lamp
post, only for support, not for illumination.
If you think you are big, you become small. If you know you are
nothing, you become unlimited. Thatís the beauty of being a human
Every opinion you have about anything can be a limiting identity.
Confidence and stupidity are a very dangerous combination, but they
generally go together.
An intellectual understanding that is not backed by experiential
knowledge can lead to mind games and deceptive states.
Renunciation, or refusing to identify with that which one gathers
(however precious it may be), is the ultimate doorway to knowing.
Enlightenment is not an attainment or an achievement. It is a
homecoming. Your senses give you the impression that you are
experiencing the outside, but you have never experienced the
outside. When you realize that all that you experience is within,
that absolute homecoming is enlightenment.
People have fallen in love with words and lost the world. Itís time
to regain it.
Things do not descend upon
anything that is not ready to receive them.
Krishna says in the
Gita, ďThe worst crime in the world is indecision.
That which knows how to bend
will not break.
When you have that, you dream of
this and when you have this, you dream of that. Maybe you call it
romantic, but itís just plain stupidity. It destroys life.
Bullshit may get you to the top, but
it never lets you stay there!
Sex in the body is fine.
Money in the wallet is fine. It is only a problem when they
enter your mind.
Most people are investing their whole lifetime just for their
material well-being. Dying to live, this is called.
Money is definitely needed, but how much money do we really need? If
we would change our idea of a successful life to a joyful life, we
would find our need for money would dramatically decrease.
When people are alone, they become
spiritual. When in company, they
Being on the spiritual path is not
about making life pleasant. Itís
about seeing how to transcend both
the pleasant and the unpleasant.
Literally, yoga means ďunion.Ē When you are in yoga, it means that
in your experience, everything has become one. This is the essence
of the science. This is also its deepest aim.
To rise above the modifications of your mind, when you cease your
mind, when you cease to be a part of your mind, that is yoga.
Health is not just absence of disease but a wholeness that
involves physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing.
Infectious diseases happen because of external organisms, but
chronic diseases are manufactured daily by human beings. When your
energy body is in full vibrancy and proper balance, chronic diseases
cannot exist in the body.
"The whole art of
being a Guru is just this: to constantly puncture
egos and still manage to remain their friend."