Author : Sadhguru


The Significance of Mahashivarathri

The Significance of Mahashivarathri

Feb 18,2017 , 11:28 PM IST | Hans
When we say Shiva, most people look at him as some kind of a God who is beyond everything. But if you look at the Shiva Purana, his life was this – he went through everything any human being would go through. He is many things at the same time. He is the most beautiful and also the ugliest. 
Shiva – Source of All Art Forms

Shiva – Source of All Art Forms

Feb 11,2017 , 11:52 PM IST | Hans
One of the more significant dimensions of Shiva is Natesha – the source of all art forms. There is a Nataraja statue standing at the entrance of the CERN laboratory in Switzerland, one of the most notable physics laboratories in the world. This is because they identified that there is nothing in human culture closer to what they are doing right now.
Who was the first enlightened being?

Who was the first enlightened being?

Feb 05,2017 , 12:11 AM IST | Hans
According to the yogic tradition, Shiva is not seen as a god, but as the Adiyogi or first Yogi and Adi Guru or the first Guru. He transmitted the yogic sciences to his seven disciples – the Saptarishis – on the banks of Kantisarovar, the lake that is a few kilometers above Kedarnath in the Himalayas. 
Detachment is Death

Detachment is Death

Jan 29,2017 , 12:11 AM IST | Hans
Everybody talks about detachment. If you get detached from life, that means death. If you talk detachment, you are talking about avoiding life. 
Bhakti Yoga and the nature of devotion

Bhakti Yoga and the nature of devotion

Jan 22,2017 , 12:49 AM IST | Hans
There was a time when the most dominant factor in a human being was his emotion. Today, emotion is not the most dominant part in you but it is still the most intense part in you. 
Amateur versus Professional

Amateur versus Professional

Jan 08,2017 , 12:24 AM IST | Hans
We always use the word “professional” in the context of saying that someone did something without any emotion – someone did just what is needed. 
Enlightenment – When?

Enlightenment – When?

Dec 25,2016 , 12:28 AM IST | Hans
It is not really a question of time, it is a question of when you will do it. “How long does it take?” There is no such thing because you are here. If you want to realise yourself, should it take time? 
How to Grow Spiritually

How to Grow Spiritually

Dec 18,2016 , 01:00 AM IST | Hans
Essentially, a home is an arrangement to live. People make arrangements according to their means and needs. You choose an arrangement that is convenient for whatever purpose you live for. 
Are We Gifting Our Children A Disaster?

Are We Gifting Our Children A Disaster?

Dec 11,2016 , 12:04 AM IST | Hans
Ecological problems are no longer a myth. The facts are ranged in such a manner that it is a clear statement. The way we are going right now, it is a disastrous path. 
A Perfect Union

A Perfect Union

Nov 27,2016 , 12:04 AM IST | Hans
In the very nature of things, life can never get perfect – there is always room for improvement. But the geometrical alignment behind creation is in a certain state of perfection. 
A Larger Slice of Life

A Larger Slice of Life

Nov 20,2016 , 01:17 AM IST | Hans
Balarama asked Krishna a question when they had to leave Mathura and were going through all kinds of hardship: “Why are all these things happening to us, and that too with you around?” 
Experience life’s deeper dimensions

Experience life’s deeper dimensions

Nov 13,2016 , 12:00 AM IST | Hans
Why many people have developed an allergy to spirituality is because somebody always told them, ‘spirituality means leaving everything and going to the mountains.’ Even if you want to go, there is not enough space for everyone there. 
From creation to Creator

From creation to Creator

Nov 06,2016 , 12:33 AM IST | Hans
If you love the Creator, you hold Him as the highest, you hold Him above creation. He is the Creator. Seeing Him, being with Him would be the highest. But if you have no trust in Him, then you talk in terms of existence, of no-mind and all these things. 
Finding your Guru

Finding your Guru

Oct 30,2016 , 12:36 AM IST | Hans
Don’t try to find a Guru because if you choose one, what kind of Guru would you choose? The kind that you are comfortable with, the kind that you like. Please look at how you like something and how you dislike something. Anything that supports your ego, you like it. 
Fear and Ego

Fear and Ego

Oct 23,2016 , 12:57 AM IST | Hans
The only thing that can feel trampled and be abused in you is your ego. You have set yourself a limited boundary and a limited identity of who you are, so fear is a natural outcrop. Fear is a fruit of your limited identification. If you take off this limited identification, then there is no room for fear.
Heaven or Hell – Just a Question of Perspective?

Heaven or Hell – Just a Question of Perspective?

Oct 16,2016 , 12:45 AM IST | Hans
No matter what situation you are placed in, either you can make it your boon or you can make it your curse. Even the most horrible situations can make a human being; you can handle it gracefully. There is a particular incident from World War II. 
Hesitation is the Worst Crime

Hesitation is the Worst Crime

Oct 08,2016 , 11:38 PM IST | Hans
When fear is the basic emotion which decides the quality and the content of your life, you will never know life. Every step that you take in your life is only half a step, never a full step. People will be unable to do anything with abandon. 
Growing Pains

Growing Pains

Oct 02,2016 , 12:01 AM IST | Hans
Every child has the necessary intelligence to live in this world. You just create an atmosphere for him to grow into his intelligence rather than super-imposing your ideas upon him. When it comes to influencing him, the teachers will have a role, his friends and other sections of society will also have some influence upon him. You cannot help it. 
Have you seen God?

Have you seen God?

Sep 24,2016 , 11:46 PM IST | Hans
Have I seen God? If you ask the question ‘Have I seen God that means – past tense. I am always seeing God, I don’t see anything else. I see only that because what is that you call as God is that which is the basis of creation. Isn’t it? 
An Omnipresent God

An Omnipresent God

Sep 17,2016 , 11:42 PM IST | Hans
Why creation? There is really no such thing as creation. Nothing is created it is simply energies dancing in different forms. It is not that god is sitting and creating something. 
Don’t judge anything

Don’t judge anything

Sep 11,2016 , 12:09 AM IST | Hans
Whatever you think about that which is not yet, it amounts to prejudice, isn’t it? A prejudiced conclusion will lead to distortion of perception. Let’s say you came from the United States right now. 
Cracking the Karmic Software

Cracking the Karmic Software

Sep 03,2016 , 11:22 PM IST | Spiritual
“Karma” literally means “action.” We are referring to past action. From the moment you were born till this moment, the kind of family, the kind of home, the kind of friends, the things that you did and did not do, all these things are influencing you.
Anger

Anger

Aug 28,2016 , 12:15 AM IST | Hans
Anger must be a very beautiful thing because a lot of people have taken to it. Probably more people are into anger than Coca-Cola, isn’t it? But the problem is they have not chosen, they have helplessly fallen into it – or in a way, they have chosen it unconsciously – because for most people, the most intense moments in their lives are those of either pain or anger. These are the only two intensit
Ban the Banning

Ban the Banning

Aug 20,2016 , 11:01 PM IST | Hans
We call India a democratic country, but in our psyche we are still feudalistic. We just took democracy from the British and thought that if we got our fingers dirty once in five years, the democratic part would get justified. No, it doesn't work that way. 
Should I Have A Child?

Should I Have A Child?

Aug 06,2016 , 10:55 PM IST | Hans
Today if you have a child, simply just like that, casually if you have a child, you are committing a great crime, because today people are thinking there are many problems on the world but essentially, there is only one problem – there are too many human beings on the planet. 6.9 billion people; this is the highest number of human beings ever on this little planet. 
Binding India

Binding India

Jul 30,2016 , 11:31 PM IST | Hans
Corruption is so deep-rooted today that we often ask “who is honest?” rather than “who is corrupt?” It’s important that we understand this in its right perspective. 
The True Miracle of Life

The True Miracle of Life

May 14,2016 , 11:21 PM IST | Hans
People keep asking me, “Sadhguru, all the other gurus are claiming all kinds of miracles. You are not doing any miracle, why?”A miracle means you must pull a rabbit out of a tissue box! At least you can use a tissue, but what will you do with the rabbit? Recently I happened to have some time before a meeting, so I decided to go swimming. 
Be truly life oriented

Be truly life oriented

Apr 30,2016 , 11:14 PM IST | Hans
A significant thing that every human being has to do is to structure their psychological and emotional framework around the most fundamental fact of their life – their mortality. 
For a better tomorrow

For a better tomorrow

Apr 16,2016 , 11:32 PM IST | Hans
Parents in India are pushing their children towards a certain educational qualification because survival is still a strong motivating factor. Except for a thin layer of society that has gone beyond that, in most Indian families it is, “Somehow get into engineering; get into medicine; get into IAS; get into IT” – because the survival mode is still strong. When your survival is in question, everythi
Consciousness vs Conscience

Consciousness vs Conscience

Apr 09,2016 , 11:06 PM IST | Hans
You need to understand, India is a culture without morality. There are no morals carved in stone to tell you, “This is what you do and this is what you don’t do.” We never depended upon morality because we created human beings who are capable of stirring up humanity in such a big way.