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Sadhguru Jaggi 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.

  

Sadhguru teachings

My whole work is to empower people to go ahead, not to follow me.

Sadhguru

 

 

"This life for me is an endeavor to help people experience and express their divinity. May you know the bliss of the Divine." ~ Sadhguru

 

 

 

Sadhguru teachings

The sign of intelligence is that you are constantly wondering. Idiots are always dead sure about every damn thing they are doing in their life.

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If you are not using your mind for self-torture, why would you think of peace?


A human is not a being; he is a becoming. He is an ongoing process, nothing is fixed.

Essentially, karma means moving life from compulsive reaction to conscious action.

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 you.

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.

Never think of who is doing better or worse than you. The only question is, are you doing your best.

When pain, misery, or anger happen, it is time to look within you, not around you.

The logic is simple: if you do the right things, the right things will happen to you even without your intent.


Eating 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 are 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 than yourself.

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 of.

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.

If you 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 always will.

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 need entertainment.

Heaven and hell are not physical locations. You create them within yourself.

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 against yourself.

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 ability to 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.

 

 

 

Learning to listen is the essence of intelligent living.

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 knowing.

The sign of intelligence is that you are constantly wondering. Idiots are always dead sure about every damn thing they are doing in their life.

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 coordinated activity.

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 being.

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.

Stress is not a natural part of life. Stress comes from your inability to manage your own system.

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 become religious.

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 peopleís egos and still manage to remain their friend." ~ Sadhguru