Most Liked Sadhguru Quotes
If you are a little playful with life, every moment is a celebration.
Love is a quality. Love is not what you do. Love is what you Become
Fear, anger, and hatred essentially come from a lack of perspective as to what life is all about.
Whatever you are doing, however big or small, do it to the best of your capabilities
Even if you practice Yoga for all the wrong reasons, if you do it right, it still works
You must liberate your mind, not control it. It is acting crazy because it is entangled in petty things.
The heavens that people have imagined are such lousy places that I would never want to go there.
Make yourself in such a way that you are always looking at how to make someone else's life beautiful
You can use this mind either to create wellbeing or misery for yourself. Everyone has this choice.
A human being who is joyful, responsible, with a little bit of sense, can deal with challenging situations much better than those who are dead serious about everything.
If your gentleness and loving nature are coming out of your inclusiveness, it is fantastic. But if it is a formula that you have learned to get what you want, it doesn't mean anything.
If you are exuberant, joyful, and wonderful, your immune system will function much better than when you are worried. Wholeness of Life Is Health
If someone is hurting and it does not hurt you at all, that means you have forsaken your humanity.
The life in you is not looking for meaning; it needs exuberance of experience.
Right now, you believe that something or someone else is the source of your joy, so you are always at their mercy. If you realize and experientially know that you are the source of your joy, wouldn't you be joyous all the time?
Do not aspire to meet a wonderful person. Aspire to become the wonderful person that you expect others to be
Human beings have a high level of intelligence but have no training, no social situation where you're being taught how to use this intelligence, your own intelligence is turning against you. When your intelligence turns against you it looks so hopeless as if there is simply no way out of it, that is what leads to people committing suicide
Most human beings have not been taught how to handle their own intelligence, if you had half the brain that you have, you would have no mental ailments
Only if you have known intense action can you know inaction. People who are always resting in their life must be experts about rest, isn't it? But that is not the truth. Only a man who works intensely can know what rest is.
Normally, everybody wants to rule the world. It is just that, because a man is halfhearted, he is only able to rule his wife. He does not get to rule the world, so all he is able to do is rule his children, wife, or something like that, but what he really wants is to rule the world. The fool doesn't have the capacity or the intensity to do it
Do you want to rule the world or do you want to serve the world? Ultimately, that is the choice.
[About Religious Clashes]Religion should have made people Divine, but it is not even making them human.
Religion is an inward step, but if it is only about belonging to this group or that group, it is very unfortunate. That has only brought hatred, conflict, and separation among people.
If you were perfectly sane, you would not need entertainment. You need entertainment just to cover your madness. If we take away your entertainment, you will go crazy. Man needs entertainment simply to hide his madness. If he was perfectly sane, he would not need entertainment. He could just sit and watch the bamboo grow.
Lust is a strong need, love is not a need. When you love, you settle down, nothing more is needed. You can just sit here for a lifetime. With lust you can't sit anywhere, you either get into some mad action, or you are bound to go crazy.
Society has fixed some rules and they have always told you, right from your childhood, that if you break them, you are a bad boy. So whenever you break these, you feel like a bad boy. If you feel like one, you become one.
You need not be a superhuman capable of doing everything. If you don't do what you're capable of doing, that's when it's not okay; that's when you have failed
If you don't have a sense of involvement, you will always try to get the best deal out of somebody. That means you must meet the dumbest people in the world. Intelligent people will never bite your dumb deals.
If you really have the intention of bringing up your child well, you must first change your way of being. If you are incapable of transforming yourself, where is the question of you bringing up your child?
How should you bring up a child? In whichever situation he is put, he should be able to live joyously, That is the way he should be brought up.
The only thing that you can do to your child is to give him love and support; his intelligence will grow. That is all. Create a loving atmosphere for him where intelligence will naturally flower.
Every child does have the necessary intelligence to live his life fully. You just create an atmosphere for him to grow into his intelligence, rather than imposing your nonsense upon him.
You want to live your life through your children. This is a sure way to destroy children. This is a definite way to destroy children.
You want your child to become a doctor. Not because doctors are needed in the world, not because you care so much to relieve the suffering that you want your child to dedicate himself as a doctor, but simply because you have a stupid idea in your head that in the social structure, a doctor or an engineer means some kind of prestige
The problem (with you) is that you want your child to be intelligent your way, not his. Your idea of intelligence is that your child should become a doctor. Maybe he would have made a wonderful carpenter
The first thing to do when bringing up a child is not to touch your children, not to influence their minds with your distorted minds.
Life is not always a straight line; you have to do many things to keep it going. If you forsake your understanding, your capability will be lost. Whether it's a question of personal relationships or professional management, in both places you need understanding; otherwise, you won't have fruitful relationships.
In everyone, there are some positive aspects and some negative aspects. If you embrace all this in your understanding, you can make the relationship the way you want it. If you leave it to their understanding, it will become accidental. If they are very magnanimous, things will happen well for you; if not, the relationship will break up.
If you are expecting the other one to understand and comply with you all the time while you don't understand the limitations, the possibilities, the needs and the capabilities of that person, then conflict is all that will happen
Whatever action you perform in your life, there is a consequence to it. There is no such thing as you must perform only this type of action and you must not perform another type of action. You can do anything. But you must be in a state to accept the consequences joyously.
Rat Race Winner- Still A Rat!
When acceptance is total, the entire existence becomes a part of oneself. This is the way of nature.
Acceptance is important to connect to a situation and to respond to the situation intelligently.
Humility is just acceptance of what is.
Meditation means going back to one's original nature. When one is simply with this breath, all identifications dissolve.
Only when players enjoy playing can they perform their best (not when play becomes work)
Modern medicines have become just chemistry. For every problem, you are taking in some medicine, a chemical, & come to some kind of balance. If you use one chemical to bring down one aspect or enhance another, there is also a side effect to this. For this side effect, there is an antidote; for the antidote, there is another antidote; it's an endless chain
If we are free of diseases medically, that is not health. If we feel like a complete human being in our body, mind, and spirit, that is when we are really healthy.
Right now, medical sciences are limited to just knowing the physical body. If anything happens beyond that, you think it's a miracle.
Most intelligent people on this planet are generally the most miserable people on the planet. Simply because they have an active intelligence but no perception of life
The basic purpose of life and the basic purpose of education is to enhance one's boundaries of perception. I don't want the children to just survive after ten years of schooling. They must blossom and flower wherever they go.
Education is about expanding the horizons of human experience and becoming inclusive. Only in a state of inclusiveness can the empowerment of education become a bounty all of us may cherish.
Education is not about loading the child's mind with information, but about making the child's mind capable of razor-sharp perception, capable of knowing life in its full depth and dimension
Education is about making the child grow with uncluttered intelligence. An intelligence that is not identified and entangled in religion, doctrine, or prejudice will naturally lead to the ultimate blossoming of the individual.
Once you become an absolute "yes" to life, then spirituality is not something that you have to look for somewhere; whatever you do is spiritual
Volunteering is a way of obliterating all limitations within you, to become absolutely willing. No spiritual process will happen to any human being unless he becomes willing. The basic essence of a spiritual process is to become willing, to become a 100% "yes" to life
Volunteering is not a way of extracting work. Volunteering is a simple way of demolishing your likes and dislikes and learning to involve yourself in everything indiscriminately.
Whether it is your work, your marriage, your family... you started all these things willingly, because you wanted them in your life. But then you forgot why you started this, and now you are giving unwillingly and it has become a painful process
Most of the things that you are doing in your life are things that you have actually chosen to do. In spite of that, in day-to-day activity, there is so much struggle even with the simple activities that you are doing because you are unwilling to give yourself
Normally, whatever little work you have to do, calculations are there: "How much should I do? Why should I do this? what will I get out of this?" with these calculations, all the beauty of doing is gone. With these calculations, the very process of life has become ugly.
Volunteering is a tremendous possibility to offer yourself through your work
Fundamentally, the only thing that you can really give is yourself. You could simply sit here, close your eyes, and give yourself to the world. It is possible, but the level of awareness is not there in most human beings. They need action to give themselves towards something
Whatever you have today, the things around you, even your own body- you borrowed everything from this earth. You can use it, you can enjoy it, but when you have to leave, you have to leave it and go. So nothing really belongs to you. Fundamentally, the only thing that you can really give is yourself.
It doesn't matter who you are right now, how miserable you are right now, how disturbed you are right now. If you pay enough attention to your interiority, being blissful is a possibility for every human being.
If the object of your passion is threatened, there is fear. Dispassion does not mean non-involvement. Right now, you are kicking up your involvement with passion. If you can kick up your involvement with dispassion, then there is no question of fear.
For those who are trapped in limitations, dispassion is a fearful thing. For those who consciously go into it, dispassion is the ultimate freedom.
Fear appears because there is no vairag, no dispassion.
Fear is always of losing something. You can only lose limited aspects of life; you can never lose its ultimate nature. Fear occurs because you are attached to your limitations; otherwise, there is no fear.
For one who is fearful, darkness is evil. For one who is not fearful, darkness is the all-absorbing nature of existence. That which can absorb everything is also that which creates everything.
Using yoga just for health, is not wrong, but it is a crime, because if explored in its full depth and dimensions, it can take you to places which you have never imagined. It is a way of approaching the Creator through the Creation. It can be a ladder to the divine.
The yogic science is of utmost importance now, like never before, because today we have tremendous power in our hands. With modern science and technology
When you are in yoga, you experience everything as a part of yourself, and that is liberation, that is mukti; that is the ultimate freedom.
You are always thinking of life as a relationship... you don't have a relationship, you just have an existence, the relationship happened because of your needs
Whatever other people do, make yourself beautiful, you know they're doing nasty things and you're still wonderful (within you), this is fantastic. (But) They are doing nasty things and you think they're doing beautiful things, this is stupid.
Nations must have the courage, and the religions of the world must have the sense to see that increasing the population is going to be a disaster for all of us - for every creature on the planet, not just for humanity.
The problem (of overpopulation) is not small, but some people in a resigned way say, "Nature will correct it." Yes, for sure it will correct it. The correction will be reducing the human population. But whenever human populations are reduced, you don't see it as a solution; you see it as a disaster.
Either we control our population now consciously, or a time will come when we will have to put a meter on your nose. We will have to charge you for how many breaths per minute you take. And those who cannot pay...
There is enough ecological awareness for cosmetic appeal, but not enough awareness and movement in the world for a solution. This has to change
In our mind, we think the life upon this planet is human-centric. But in natural terms, the worms, insects, birds, and animals are far more important than human beings. We as human beings have become the controlling power, so we are beginning to think that we are the most important life.
If all the insects on the planet die, life on this planet has a little more than twenty years before everything disappears. If the worms on this planet die tomorrow morning., the life upon this planet has only eight years left. But if you and I disappear, the planet will flourish
Empowerment without the necessary sense of responsibility can be a major disaster.
Technology has made humanity into real giants. We are hugely empowered. Now, how we walk is very important. Otherwise, we will uproot everything.
The world is going on only because of the unfortunate people in the world- that half of the population who are hungry and living under trees or bridges. If everybody on the planet becomes "fortunate", the world will end in ten or fifteen years' time.
If all the seven billion people on the planet find access to the comforts and conveniences that an average American citizen has, we would need four and a half planets to sustain us. But we have only one. We are surviving only because there is a disproportionate situation.
A criminal is also concerned about human well-being, but his idea of humanity is just himself. Somebody's idea of humanity is him and his family; somebody else's idea of humanity is him and his country; somebody else's includes the whole world. Everybody is concerned about human well-being in different proportions.
Intelligence is the biggest blessing that a human being has, but right now it has become a curse upon humanity simply because the human being is not coming out as a well-coordinated being. He's dislocated the human being within himself. This intelligence is dangerous
Intelligence twisted out against our own well-being is no intelligence.
The scale of violence that can happen today has happened because the best brains in the world have cooperated with this, The best brains in the world have worked to create the most violent ways to kill humanity. If the intelligent in the world had not cooperated, the violent man would kill one or two, with a stick or a stone or something
The very purpose of educating people is to broaden their horizons, isn't it? But you tell me, as people are getting educated are they broadening their horizons or are they becoming very narrow?
Somebody becomes spiritual because he has developed a certain openness about life. He has no conclusions about anything. He is willing to look at everything.
When you are trying to race with somebody, you are only thinking of going one step ahead of him, that's all. You are not thinking of what your ultimate potential is. We are just ruining a whole generation of people with the kind of schooling we are providing.
For most parents it is not about education; it is about 1st rank. They want their children to sit on top of every other child's head. They are not interested in learning, they are not interested in education, they are not interested in a career, they are not interested in anything. Their whole effort in their life is how to sit on top of the pile
If the thirst for knowledge is kindled in the child, you cannot stop him from learning, he is going to learn anyway. But instead of kindling that, you are suppressing it, beating it down with your idea of what education is; because your idea of education is social status and money.
You are not sending your children to school because you want them to develop a thirst for knowing, irrespective of whether they are going to make money or not, isn't it? So you better change your attitudes about education.
Unfortunately, you are not sending your children to school because you want them to learn, but because you want them to earn.
Learning is a natural human trait; when you learn something that you did not know, it should make you joyful. If learning is making people miserable, then we have not understood what learning is.
A thought cannot know life. An emotion cannot know life. An ego cannot know life. Only life can know life. If you stop being a bundle of thoughts, opinions and emotions, and just exist here as life - just throbbing pulsating life - knowing life is just natural.
It's always better to handle things around you, rather than trying to handle things somewhere else, because then, you'll just dissipate your energies. You'll waste your life talking about it; not doing anything about it.
More people in the world are suffering from indigestion than of hunger. Unfortunately, that's the reality.
People are capable of suffering just about anything. If you send them to heaven they will suffer because they will miss hell.
Human beings are capable of suffering just about anything. If there is some physical reason, at least they have a good excuse. Otherwise, they will simply suffer for nothing.
Why does your compassion only go out to human beings, and not to other creatures as well? Do you think that they are lesser forms of life than you? If so, you're too identified with your own form
You either insulate yourself from other people's pain or you insulate yourself from the very joy of life. Both could be alive in you at the same time... if you looked at life just the way it is, not distorting it according to your emotions, your identifications
If you see both "pain" and "beauty" of Life, then there would be enormous compassion in you, and yet no pain in you. There would be joy in you even though there is so much misery.
You have wrapped life in all kinds of philosophies, in your ideas, in your emotions, in (all) things that you created, that you neither see the beauty of it nor the pain of it.
I want you to see life bare, as it is; and the bare is not ugly. The bare is very beautiful. The bare is very tremendous.
By asking "whether it is the Creator's mistake that so many people are suffering", you're trying to insulate yourself against other people's suffering, there is something in you that is connected to everything in the existence. If you make that active in whichever way possible, that something in you won't let you keep quiet.
The level of suffering of people who have comfort and well-being is much deeper than of those people who are not eating properly. Suffering is not necessarily always in proportion to one's physical deprivation
The way we are treating half the humanity on the planet, it looks like we are hell's angels... we have left a large part of the human population in physical pain. Pain of hunger, disease, and injury.
People don't have food to eat, not because there's no food in the world, but because people who are capable have grabbed everything
If people choose to make misery out of themselves, what can be done? That's not Creation's fault. Creation just gave you the freedom so that you could go beyond.
You don't see other creatures of the planet suffering like human beings. Their suffering is purely physical. If they are physically harmed, they are in pain. Even in pain, the do not know the kind of suffering that a human being knows
Why is there so much misery if all creation is a perfect job? It is such a perfect job, that it gives you the opportunity to be whichever way you wish to be
As a human being, you know suffering not because creation gave the suffering to you. Creation just gave you the freedom to make whatever you wish to out of yourself
Spirituality means that you are seeking tools to go beyond the limitations of the five sense perceptions and experience something more than the physical.
[About Sexuality] First thing, you make something which is so simple and basic into right and wrong. Then you want to find a philosophy to subvert the wrong and still have it.
I know so many philosophies are being propounded just to support people's sexuality. I don't see why you need a philosophy to have sex, it's just biology. You don't need a philosophy
If you utter the word relationship, people simply think it has to be sex-based. Nothing else is a relationship. Some sex-based relationship is the only relationship. This is unfortunate. This has happened because your identification with the body has become so strong
[About maligning of Sex by some religions] Religion means freedom. How can there be liberation, how can there be freedom when you cannot even accept the biology of a human being?
Sex is a simple physical process, we are trying to make it into so many things which it is not. It is just nature's trick to reproduce; because if this attraction was not there, you wouldn't reproduce.
Fundamentally, management is your ability to inspire people to do their best and that is all you can do. If everybody around you is doing his best, that is the best possible management that can happen.
Incredible things can be done, not because we know how to do it. Incredible things can be done simply because we are committed that we want it to happen
It doesn't matter what we are doing. Whether we are sweeping the floor, or managing the country. If we are putting our heart into what we are doing, it is beautiful to be doing that activity
Lots of people have understood management as a way of throwing their weight around
Everybody believes their job is stressful. You ask the top executive, he is stressful; you ask the office hand, he is also stressful. No job is stressful. If you have no control over your own inner system, you will be stressful whether you do something or you don't do anything.
Everything that you do in your life is in pursuit of happiness.
People who have failed in their lives are suffering their failure. People who have succeeded in their life are suffering their success. If you suffer your failure, it is okay, if you start suffering your success, that is the real tragedy of life.
When economics rules, when economics is the only thing that you think about, you will tend to become very gross and unhappy in so many ways.
Fundamentally, life is management.
Someone else's belief system looks absolutely ridiculous to you, but they are laughing at your belief system too.
Confused people are better than people who have drawn wrong conclusions, because people who have drawn wrong conclusions go at it with full gusto. Confused people hesitate to fight.
Be a little more happy, a little more loving - life would be more beautiful.
We need to create a society where our values are more spread out to all aspects of life. Music, art, love, care, all these things are as important as economics.
Economics is important, but if it becomes the fundamental driving force in our lives, we naturally become suspicious of everything around us
Our idea of happiness is being one up on somebody else.
When human beings are peaceful and joyful within themselves, they will do just what is needed, nothing more, nothing less.
When you are in pursuit of happiness, you are in desperate action. When someone is in desperate action, you can't tell him not to do this or that. He will find devious ways to do it
In the last hundred and fifty years, we have done too many things on the planet. In spite of that, are human beings any happier than what they were a hundred years ago? Comfort has come like never before, but wellbeing has not come.
As power comes into our hands, wisdom also should enter our heads. That has not happened. That's because, once again, we have not worked on individual human beings
With firm likes and dislikes, you shut your doors to the many possibilities of life
The science of yoga is just this: learning to harness and direct your energies in the right way so that 'who you are' finds its ultimate expression. If you do not allow this energy which you call as life to find its expression, it naturally tries to find its way out in violent ways
Violence does not necessarily mean you go out and kill someone. You are angry, this is violence. You are irritated, this is violence. You cannot sit still, this is violence.
When we are unable to bring ourselves to some sense of peace, every little issue gets blown out of proportion. For every little thing, we end up fighting with each other.
People are identified with their nations, their religions, and their communities, but not with their humanity. If people were identified with their humanity, we could always sit down and talk, and finish these issues between us
Peace, Happiness, misery, anxiety, suffering, anger, and hatred have a certain chemical basis within you. There are simple methods with which one can create the right kind of chemistry within oneself. If you are willing to invest just a few minutes a day in your inner wellbeing, being peaceful & happy within yourself becomes natural.
(If there has to be world peace) The first thing a human being has to learn is to be peaceful within himself
People are not serious about (world) peace, except those who are really hit by its absence
If someone else decides what you should wear, what you should eat, and how you should be, it is called slavery. But right now, just about anyone can decide what is happening within you. Anyone can hijack the peace within you at any moment and make you angry and hateful. Anyone can create what they want within you. Is this not slavery?
Bullshit can also get you to the top, but it never lets you stay there.
If you lose your humanity just because someone is doing something stupid in the world, have you done any good to yourself or the world that you live in?
When you are angry, your humanity is lost
There may come a time in our lives when we have to stand up and fight a war. But we can approach even that with peace in our hearts. When we approach it that way, we will fight only to the extent that is necessary. But when we are in anger and hatred, for one injustice we will cause another. This is what is happening in the world today.
When you lose your peace, you are definitely adding to the problem and not the solution
There is sufficient unpleasantness in the world around us. You don't have to create unpleasantness within yourself
A peaceful being does not mean a passive being. Especially the youth of the world tend to understand peace as passivity, and violence as action. That's not true. You can be very peaceful within yourself and still do whatever is needed. In fact, whatever is needed can be done well only if you are peaceful within yourself
Our inner atmosphere must be ruled by us, and only by us. Only then we can call ourselves human
People are willing to share what they don't have, not what they do have! People who don't have, talk about sharing, compromise and peace. People who have it all, are always going after and getting what they want
The nations of the world talk about peace only when they are at a disadvantage. When they are at an advantage, they talk about war and aggression.
If we don't have peaceful human beings on the planet, having a peaceful world is just a pipe dream.
With every transaction we have with each other, what is my profit is your loss, and what is my loss is your profit. It is always give-and-take; someone makes a little more, someone a little less. This is bound to happen. If we get angry and disturbed within ourselves whenever we make a little less in a transaction, peace is not going to happen.
If human beings disappeared from the planet, the world would be very peaceful. If you don't create conflict, there is peace.
Whenever conflict flares up in the world today, people talk about peace. We need to understand, peace is not something that we have to create. Conflict is our creation.
Even though all the sense organs seem like an access to freedom and pleasure, they are in fact, limiting
Every seeker looks for ways of getting beneath the surface of life as it appears, and to experience life as it is. Different people call this quest by different names: searching for god, longing for personal fulfillment, seeking enlightenment, or seeking meaning.
Yoga is not something one does; it is the medium of one becoming the crucible of self-transformation. It is not a practice, but a certain way to be.
Yoga is the path towards being boundless
Don't live here as a slave to anything, whatever it might be. Instead, learn to live consciously. Whether it is coffee, or cigarettes, or God
To eat intelligently means to understand and supply the kind of fuel the body is designed for so that it can function at its best. The way you eat not only decides your physical health it decides the very way you think, feel and experience life
A Yogi is the biggest drunkard but he does not drink the outside stuff. They drink from within
When there is no fear of entanglement you will throw yourself into anything without hesitation. This hesitation is the cruelest thing on the planet
People are afraid of entanglement, (therefore) they talk about detachment. If you are detached you will not know life. Only in involvement you know life.
To be involved and not entangled is something that is essential for people to be effective in life
If your mind listens to you, you will have no suffering inside. The suffering will only be in your body. We can do something about the suffering in your body with medicine or other means
Society has never spared anybody... It is not that you are the only one who is the target of unkind talk and unkind looks. Only if you are strong and self-confident, you can let others say what they want.
If your goal and actions are right, and you keep going the same way, then the same people who are talking about you, the same people who are criticizing you, will venerate you in ten years' time. That is how life is.
All the suffering you have within you (mind) was created by you
If you make your mind listen to you and behave as you want it to behave, no matter what happens to you, no matter what the external situation may be, no matter what the physical condition may be, you shall of course keep your mind happy. You have to acquire this skill
An individual who wants to become strong within herself does not need advice but tools and methods through which we can strengthen her body and mind
No matter what situation we face, we can come out of it stronger or broken. This opportunity all of us have in our lives.
The way we think is the way we become. Whatever you hold as the highest, naturally all your energies get drawn towards that.
Whatever has already happened can be a lesson for us. We cannot change it, but we can do something about what is happening now
If our humanity is functional, when someone is suffering, we spontaneously feel that we ought to do something about it. No one has to teach this to us
Compassion Cannot Choose
Me holding a gun to your head, you holding a gun to my head, and both of us did not shoot - this is not peace, this is madness
Statistics cannot consider what is beating in the human heart. If only we can stoke that, if only we can stir up what is happening in individual hearts, miracles are possible
Our pursuit of the comforts is so vigorous that the very life of the planet is being threatened. Yet, it cannot be said that we are any happier than our forefathers. This is because people are trying to create an outwardly perfect life. But the quality of our lives is based upon our interiority.
If you tell your mind "Don't do this," that is all it will do.
If you are doing your best and enjoy doing your best, what's the problem with life? How many rupees or dollars you have in your pocket won't make any difference.
Before individuals step out towards external accomplishments, they must arrive at a sense of inner wellbeing. It is only in this that individual human beings can go beyond personal ambition and strive for a larger vision
We have to make this world a beautiful place, not by conquests, not by capturing, but by captivating the world and embracing the world
If there is no sense of inclusiveness in individual human beings, there is no way that the systems they create, or actions they perform, will lead to inclusiveness.
When someone is not eating properly, I cannot talk spirituality to them or teach them meditation, because when a man is hungry, talking to him about meditation and spirituality is obscene. It is vulgar
The world is hungry not because there is no food. There is more food than the 7.2 billion people on the planet can eat. It is just that those who need it do not get it, because one way or the other, those who have the power and the means have not cared enough to do something about it
You are going about life as if whatever you are doing is the be-all and end-all of life. The moment you pay a little attention, you understand “This is not it.”
The moment you pay substantial attention to what you call "myself," there is nothing that will not yield to you in the existence, because, that which you refer to as the source of creation is functioning within you.
We are always busy seeing how to fix the world. The world need not be fixed. If we generate the right kind of human beings, the world will be a wonderful place to live in
The immensity of being human is being completely missed because we are too engaged with other things. If we pay enough attention to the human mechanism, the things we want to do in the world are just a play.
Education is not about loading a child with information. It is not oriented towards anything. It is just to develop the body and mind to the highest possible capability and allowing the system to rise to its highest possible peak.
Equanimity brings you to ease. Ease allows you the adventure of being exuberant with life. Exuberance of the body, exuberance of the intellect, exuberance of the life energies, brings you to wellbeing in life
Your body and mind function at their best only when you are in a certain state of peacefulness and joyfulness.
The problem with the human being is, he is given an intellect that is capable of many things, which no other creature is capable of. But because the necessary attention has not been paid, and the necessary time has not been spent as to how to use such a powerful instrument, it has become a major problem for human beings.
There are a million different ways through which you can attain your ultimate nature.
If you are seeking infinite, installment is not the way. It will be an endless installment.
Those who get the rhythm right, in their experience, life is wonderful. Those who do not get the rhythm right, in their experience, life is misery. They feel crushed by everything around them.
No matter how badly you contaminate human beings with belief systems and brainwash them, once their survival is taken care of, they always want to know the nature of their existence, and of everything around them
Only when you become conscious, only when you are reminded of your own death, you will become a seeker. When you think God, you are not a seeker. You are just looking for more foolish nonsense in your life. Only when you think death, you turn spiritual, you seek.
Only when you remind yourself of your death, you will turn spiritual. If you think of God, fantasies will come in your mind. No spirituality will come
Shiva is the destroyer, but he is also the very basis of creation. He is the most beautiful and he is the most ugly. He is the most wonderful and he is the most terrible. Shiva's personality has been created like this because, if you can accept this one man, you will accept the whole creation the way it is. It is a tool, it is a device
God is not a reality in your life; it is just a belief. What kind of God you believe in is just what kind of social situations you have been brought up in
Spirituality: If your experience of life transcends the physical, and something other than the physical is happening, then we can say you are spiritual
Either you create your situations or the situations make you... Some people are being created by situations, but some people are creating the situations in which they live, and that is the whole empowerment of being a human being.
The filthier the situations you live in, the wiser and more beautiful you can become if you are willing & if your intelligence is functioning; if you are not reacting, but responding to life consciously. If you are reacting to filth, you will become filth
If one has to be in this world, transact with this world, be involved with this world, and still go untouched through this world, one must be like a lotus flower. One must learn how to convert the filth into a fragrant flower
Moralistic fools have closed their eyes to the filth within; that doesn't mean they are free from it.
The beauty of the creation is that the ugly and the beautiful are always together. What is filthy and what is sacred is always together.
Only somebody who is blatantly lost in his moralistic nonsense believes he is pure-minded. Anybody who is sincere, looking at himself, he knows a part of him is utter filth. Nobody can avoid it.
[Sadhguru on his political inclination] It takes two wings to fly. I have both the wings, I flap as it is necessary
Any sensitive human being is bound to be wounded when he knows only the dualities of life; when he does not know the other dimension.
Once you are rooted in the non-dual and play with the dual, the dual has no impact upon you. You can play with it and enjoy it whichever way you like, but it doesn't take a toll on you.
Yoga is a method to turn inward and access that dimension which is the source of who you are
If you are rooted in that dimension which is the source of creation; if one part of you is creator, another part of you is creation, you can play with creation whichever way you want, but it will not leave a single scratch upon you.
All the suffering you go through is manufactured in your mind, isn't it so? If you distance yourself from the mind, can there be suffering in you? This is the end of suffering.
If at all there is any struggle in your life, it is because you identify yourself with the limited aspects of yourself.
Whenever there is no perception, people try to overcome that by building confidence in them. Without the clarity of perception, people are trying to make it up with other kinds of substitutes; there is no substitute for clarity
Meditation gives you an experience, an inner state where what is you and what is yours is separated. There is a little space between what is you and what you have accumulated
If you had come here like any other creature on this planet, stomach full - life would be settled. But once you come here as a human being, life does not end with survival. Actually, for a human being, life begins only after survival is fulfilled.
If you are joyful and you have created joy for people around you, then you do not have to go to heaven because you are already there
If death comes to us, we will do everything possible to save ourselves but if it goes beyond that, let us learn to die gracefully. Let's not fight with it endlessly. Just stretching it one more month and one more month does not make any sense.
If you have found something beyond the physical, death is not an issue. If all you know is only physical, then it is a big issue because it is the end of everything that you know.
Only one who is constantly aware of his mortal nature will be a true lord of his life. Others can never live totally
Most people go about their lives as if death is not going to happen to them
You are the working of this magnificent creation and the source of creation, but you build a shell and think you are a nut.
[About breaking mental mold] Shell-breaking is very simple if the nut is willing
If you do not know how to laugh, then you are already long gone
Worrying means you go on thinking about the same nonsense, like a broken record. You come to that place and say the same things over and over
Joy is not a goal by itself. Joy is a condition that opens you up for life. It opens you up to perceive and know life
If you want a plant to grow and blossom into beautiful fragrant flowers, you can think you are fighting the earth and getting flowers out of it. Or you can see it as a great love affair, that your involvement with the earth gives out such beauty and fragrance for you
Fighting for something and fighting against something are two different things
Every human being is always working against himself or herself in some way. If you created a moment of anger, you are working against yourself, isn't it?
Unless you embrace death, you cannot live, if you try to avoid death, all that will happen to you is that you will end up avoiding life.
From your birth till the last moment, you are walking in a straight line, straight towards death, you may look this way at the mountains, you may look that way at the lake, you may look at relationships, you may fall in love, you may suffer, you may enjoy, but essentially every moment of your life, you are walking straight towards your grave
Mortal nature of life is not a curse, it is a blessing.
This body is a loan you have taken from the planet. If I give you $1 million today, & in 10 years' time you have made it into $100 million, when I come looking for you, you'd welcome me & give me back my million. If you've done something truly wonderful out of yourself, when the moment to pay back the loan (body) comes, you'd give back joyfully
Before you and I came here on this planet, a countless number of people have walked on this planet, where are they? All topsoil. You will also be topsoil unless someone buries you real deep fearing you may rise from the dead
The moment you are born, you have a death sentence upon you. When, where and how is the only question. Your death is confirmed.
If you like something you lose touch with reality, If you dislike something you lose touch with reality. Only if you see everything the way it is you are in touch with reality. Reality is the only doorway to the beyond. If you want to go somewhere, you can only start from where you are right you are.
If I think you are a good person, I will not see you the way you are, I'll see you the way I like it. If I think you are a bad person, immediately I'll start seeing things which don't exist... Only if you see everything the way it is you are in touch with reality.
The moment you are trapped in "I like this, I don't like this" you are just dividing the world. The moment you fragment the world, your ability to experience it is gone
If 'inclusion' finds a physical expression then we call it sexuality, if it finds an emotional expression then we call it Love, if it gets a psychological expression then it gets labeled as ambition, conquest. If it finds a conscious experience then we call it Yoga
Anything that leads to inclusiveness, anything that leads to help you to experience life in a larger way than the way it is, is Yoga
If you want to have a larger slice of life, the best way is to include everything as a part of yourself, for a moment, if you have included something as a part of yourself, it has always been a bigger experience.
There is every kind of Yoga. There is no activity in the world which human beings can perform which is not Yoga, if it is done in the right sense, it will become Yoga.
Good/ Bad is in your head, these judgments are essentially human and socially conditioned, in every society they have their own idea of what is good and bad, but the existence is treating all of them the same way
It doesn't matter who you are, life doesn't work for you unless you do the right things.. people who believed they are good people are always wondering why it's not working for them and why it's working for someone else, whoever does the rights, for him it works, the existence is not judgemental.
There is no universal salvation without individual salvation, There is no universal transformation without individual transformation
Even if there is no war, there is no peace in the human mind, there is a war being waged upon yourself within yourself, if that is taken off, there is peace.
You don't have to do anything to be peaceful if you don't mess yourself, you are peaceful, how else to be?
This too much talk about 'Peace' is a concoction of the disturbed minds, too many disturbed minds, so they are making up this whole business about peace.
What we call as technology today is that - 'within the laws of nature everything that could be taken charge of someday we will take charge of.'
What's wrong in being limited? Nothing wrong, it is just limited that is all
"What cannot be measured does not count," is the most idiotic thing you can do to your life. You will reduce a fantastic, fabulous life process into just a simple piece of mechanism.
Why would you smoke? Your body is not that kind of machine which smokes. These days we are even working hard to design automobiles that don't smoke
The quality of your life is not determined by the clothes you wear, the educational qualifications you carry, the family background you come from or the bank balances you hold. Rather, the quality of your life depends upon how peaceful and joyous you are within yourself
You have made your petty creation (psychological process) far more important than the Creator's creation. That is the fundamental source of all suffering
Suffering happens essentially because most human beings have lost perspective as to what this life is about. Their psychological process has become far larger than the existential process
Every single action that we perform on this planet springs from an aspiration to be happy because that is your original nature
From poverty to affluence is a hard journey. After making this hard journey, if we cannot live well and instead suffer our affluence, it is a tragedy. We might as well have suffered our poverty - at least it would have been eco-friendly
The Moment You Form a Strong Opinion, Suffering is Inevitable
Life is naturally all-embracing. The problems of whom you can embrace and whom you can't are only psychological problems. Even if your enemy is sitting next to you, the life in you has no problem
The whole struggle with one's life is we are always trying to pick out what is beautiful and what is not, what is good and what is bad.
Poisons are not necessarily that which you may consume through food. Poisons can enter you in so many ways: a wrong thought, a wrong emotion, a wrong idea, wrong energy or a wrong impulse can poison your life
In challenging times, it is important that above all, we have balance within ourselves
For most human beings, the simple process of life has turned into hell. This is simply because they are just trying to live life without drinking from it
The third eye means your perception has gone beyond the dualities of life. You are able to see life just the way it is, not just the way that is necessary for your survival.
The third eye does not mean someone's forehead cracked and something came out! It simply means another dimension of perception has opened up
There is a psychological reality in your head, and there is an existential reality which is Life. Most people are mistaking psychological reality to be existential, your thought and emotion has become more significant than the cosmos
People may think this is extreme, but, You must go and volunteer in hospital wards where people die and you must see, it's very important, only then you become sensitive to life, life becomes super valuable because you know it is limited
You must be conscious that you are mortal, mortal means you have limited time and energy. If you are always conscious about this, how would you organize your time and energy? you decide it
Do you know that you will also die? (I'm asking) because most people believe that other people die. Intellectually they know, but they think they are forever.
If you had everything you could ever dream of, what would you want? If you do not invest that much thought into your life, that means you are super short-sighted
Look at my eyes, I'm stoned, never touched the substance but fully stoned all the time, I want you to understand that the greatest chemical factory on the planet is here (the human body), if you are a good manager of this, you can create any experience from within
What you need to manage is your energies because life is a certain amount of energy, it is not limitless, but it can be enhanced. If you function at one level of energy what you do in 10 years; if you function at a different level of energy, the same thing you can do in one year.
Time moves at the same pace for everybody, (but) there is "energy" that you call "life", this you can pitch it at different levels.
Only miserable people will have a long life, because if you are miserable you will always feel life is too long that you will want to cut it short.
To be spiritual has always been understood as to also be gentle, which has always been misinterpreted as weakness. The weak are not gentle by choice but because they are incapable. Gentleness is of value only when it is by choice
Only in consciously embracing both life and death, will you become alive to incredible possibilities of life that you are
If your heart is full with love, there is no such thing as service, as it is a great privilege to do whatever is needed for all that you behold in your love.
The conclusions that you make in your mind can seriously impede your ability to experience life
It is the business of every human being, according to your intelligence, understanding, and situation, to do the best you can for yourself and everyone around you
The reminder of one's mortality has always been the fundamental force behind the human search for something beyond. If they never knew that they would die, nobody would seek spirituality.
Having children is not about reproduction - you are creating the next generation of people. This is a tremendous responsibility
Evil is neither a quality nor is it an act, it is a consequence of ignorance. The most horrendous things happen not because somebody is evil, but because he is ignorant. So you cannot destroy evil, you just have to bring knowing and awareness.
As human intellect becomes active, heavens are collapsing in people's minds. This is the time to move humanity from Religion to Responsibility. People must know the technology of how to be absolutely blissed out by their own nature. Yoga is that technology
Relationships are not about extracting happiness but about giving joy to the other. Short journeys can be made alone, long journeys need reliable and resilient Relationships.
How come a lot of people do not enjoy the week - only the weekend? Simply because they are doing things only to earn a living; it does not mean a damn thing to them.
Call it guilt, fear, anger, or hatred - essentially, it means your thoughts and emotions are working against you
Joy is not an achievement. It should be the natural ambiance of your life.
If you want to approach mysticism, it does not mean you have to be dead serious with a long face. If you want to seek something profound, you need a certain level of exuberant energy. All mystics were blissed out.
You are running after sexuality because that's the biggest pleasure you know right now. But if you taste something bigger than that, it will just fall by itself
Passion is focused on one thing - therefore it burns out at some point. Compassion is all-inclusive - it has so much fuel to burn that it does not die out
Believing something is not going to transform you. However if you experience the same, it will leave you absolutely transformed. Without being touched by an experience, whatever you believe does not mean anything
If you like someone you exaggerate what you think is good in them. If you dislike them you exaggerate what you think is bad. When you are not prejudiced, you see things the way they are. Then you can do what is needed.
Before we engineer the world, the most important engineering that needs to happen is that you engineer yourself the way you want yourself to be
When you are walking on the street, why should you be bothered whether someone is a woman or a man? It's not your business. Only in bathrooms and bedrooms it should matter - nowhere else.
Essentially, yoga means dissolving your identity
Yoga essentially means finding the keys to the nature of the existence
If you become so intensely curious that without knowing you cannot live, that is called seeking
Intelligence essentially means that your intellect is sharp enough to see life the way it is
If you learn to just sit here and reverberate as a piece of life, that is the ultimate ecstasy
Spiritual sadhana is not about making you into something other than what you are, but to erase the false faces that you have created for yourself
Compassion is the least entangling, the most liberating emotion that you can have
The focus of education should not be on suppressive information but on kindling the thirst for knowledge
There is no such thing as evil. There is enlightenment, there is ignorance - that is all
If you do not get out of your shell, you are just a nut
If every moment of your life, no matter what the nature of your work or your life situations, you can remain playful and exuberant, that means you are liberated
Detachment does not mean non-involvement. You can be deeply involved but not entangled
If you overflow with humanity, divinity has to descend
Fear and ignorance are always together. Knowing releases one from fear.
Comfort will never come to one who does not touch the stillness within himself
When meditation makes you realize that you have so many limitations of your own and they are all created by you
Life is neither suffering nor is it joy - you can make it whatever you want.
Unless you start seeking the wellbeing of everybody, you will die frustrated
Because you attach so much value to your own thought and your emotion, you cannot see life the way it is
If you allow life to happen to you in its utmost possibility, enlightenment is a natural flowering
If you have no agenda of your own, life will work according to its agenda. Your personal agenda is taking you further and further away from that
If you realize how fragile your life is and how at any moment it could be turned upside down, you will walk very gently on this planet
If you see there is no meaning to anything that you are doing, your ego collapses; so you are trying to find all kinds of fake meanings
If you look at creation the way it is, it is explosively beautiful
What you do is not the point. It is the level of involvement within you which transforms you
There is no life's calling, but life is calling - both from within and without. Only when you truly respond to the call of life will you know life in its entirety.
Whatever you do could be a process of moving towards ultimate liberation; whether it is entangling or enlightening simply depends on how you hold it
In tension you cannot perceive; in laxity you cannot perceive. Only if you are intense and relaxed, you perceive everything just the way it is
The only way you can be successful is by including people. Anyway you are doing it - unwillingly; being conscious means to do it willingly
When one is overfed and another one is hungry, I call that a disaster
To create something and not to be attached to what you have created is a spiritual process
Likes are always bigger bondage than dislikes
Whether god or somebody else loves you does not make a difference for you. If you are loving, it makes your life very sweet
In spirituality, when we say growth, we are talking about becoming smaller; not just smaller - non existent
Human Life truly begins only when survival is taken care of. For all other animals, life ends with survival
Every human being without exception is capable of living blissfully within himself
Until you allow yourself to blossom into a state of boundlessness, you should not be content, you must burn with discontent
Resentment, anger, hatred are poisons that you drink and you expect somebody else to die. Life does not work like that
This living being that you are is the greatest scripture. Everything that you need to know about life is written into this one
Yoga is the science and technology to know the essential nature of how this life is created and how it can be taken to its ultimate possibility.
Meditation essentially means the individual person is not doing his own thing. He is just there. Once you are simply there, you become aware of the larger dimension of the existence that is always in action
Prayer means you are trying to talk to God. Meditation means you are willing to listen to God
One who has not realized the eternal nature must at least realize the mortal nature. Only when he realizes the mortal nature and confronts it, the longing to go beyond becomes a genuine force. Otherwise, all spiritual process is just bad entertainment
Unless there is involvement in what you do, and it means a lot to you, your work is just a waste of time and life for yourself and everybody else
In any sphere of life if you do not know involvement and intensity you will not get anywhere
Spirituality means to crank up your life to the highest pitch of intensity
Wanting to go to Heaven is a deep bondage. Liberation is when even if you are sent to Hell, you still think it is Heaven
To grow does not mean that you think too much of yourself. Growth is dissolution
To love the person who is next to you is the biggest challenge. To love somebody who is not here is always easy
You plant a coconut & a mango tree in your garden, when they were saplings they were of the same height, you thought they will get along pretty well, if both of them remain stunted & never grow, they will remain compatible, same height, everything; But if both of them grow to their full potential, they will grow to different heights, shapes & possibilities
LOVE - neither can you learn, nor can you practice, nor can you dispense it. It is just a flowering
If you are keen on doing something about human suffering, attend to yourself first, and also to people around you. That is the best way to start
You do not have to depend on the compassion of others. The whole world can live under the umbrella of your compassion
To stand up and fight does not take much intelligence. To understand and give in takes a lot more intelligence
Devotion as an act is vulgar. Devotion as a way of life is wonderful. If you are a great devotee, it is ugly. If you are devout, it is beautiful.
What is generally considered as failure deepens your experience of life far more than what you consider as success
Making conclusions about life is a sure way to deny yourself the possibility of a human being transforming himself into the Divine
Meditation means ultimate freedom within you
Do not wait for miracles to happen. The greatest miracle in life is life itself
Compassion means all- encompassing passion, that whatever you are in touch with right now, you are at it with total passion
Life has no particular purpose. It is a purpose unto itself
You are a spiritual being trapped in a physical body, not a physical being acting out spirituality
When a child is born, it needs nurturing, training, and molding. So the need for family arose. Family is a very supportive base for a human being to grow. But for many people, family does not become a support, it becomes a hurdle. Not because family is a problem, but because of the way you hold it
Not disaster or disease, stagnation is the worst thing that can happen to a human being
Spiritual process means, you do what life is longing for, to become more than what you are right now. The materialistic way, it will never work
Your mind, your body will work best, will find fullest expression, only when you are joyful and peaceful, and quiet within yourself
The purpose of spiritual science is to awaken human beings to their ultimate possibility
You can use this mind as a ladder to the Divine, or you can use it to trap yourself into this little body and feel like a refugee on this planet
Modern education is purely informative - there is no inspiration. Without inspiration, no human being raises beyond the limitations in which he lives. It's only when he's inspired that a human being wants to go beyond the limitations in which he exists right now
Nature did not make a mistake with you; it created a tremendous product. But still, you are yet to realize its potential
The very purpose of life is to experience life in its fullest depth and dimension
If you go on thinking about life, there will be no life left in you. The only way is to live it, to experience it, and to enhance your perception of life
As a human, you are not a being, you are a becoming, an ongoing process. Nothing is fixed - you can be whichever way you want to be
The science and technology of how this life functions and what we can do with it, is what we refer to as yoga
The physical is like the peel of a fruit; it has no purpose of its own. This body means something to us only because of the life within
Do not try to fix whatever comes in your life. Fix yourself in such a way that whatever comes, you will be fine
A human being is a highly sophisticated mechanism. If you are in proper tune, you are capable of perceiving the whole cosmos within yourself
Being on the spiritual path means you want to be a success in an existential sphere, not just on a social level
It is the pain of not knowing which drive human beings to really know life. Otherwise, they only try to know those things that assist their survival
If you realize that just about everything from atomic to cosmic is beyond your comprehension, you will naturally bow down, you will walk gently
Awareness means grasping life just the way it is, without contamination by mental projections
For work not to be an entangling but a liberating process, it should be towards creating something beautiful for someone else
Once you come to an unwavering state of awareness where you identify with nothing but the core of your being, liberation cannot be denied to you
When your mind is full of assumptions, conclusions, and beliefs, it has no penetration, it just repeats past impressions
The Moment you identify something as good or bad, you're just dividing the world
A spiritual process is not a divorce from life. It is an irrevocable love affair with life
Whatever kind of business you are into, ultimately, there is only one business, that is human well-being
To be spiritual means to be an emperor within yourself. This is the only way to be
Being a seeker means no matter what the Vedas said, what Krishna or Shiva said, you have to know the truth in your own experience
Being spiritual does not mean being dead serious. If you allow life to happen within you exuberantly, unbridled, you will touch the spirit.
Confidence without clarity is always a disaster.
Whatever you do, you can either do it willingly or unwillingly. If you do it willingly, it will be heaven. If you do it unwillingly, it will be hell.
It is only when you become aware of death that you want to know what life is about. Once you come to terms with death and you are conscious that you will die, you will want to make every moment of your life as beautiful as possible.
When you exist here only as a body and a mind, suffering is inevitable. Meditation means to go beyond the limitations of your body and mind.
Any method to heighten the presence of that which is the source of creation within you, is yoga
The very purpose of life is to reach the highest possible flowering. Meditation is the nourishment for flowering
Reality is timeless but wisdom always has to be contemporary because wisdom is gleaned out of present experience
If you know how to keep yourself pleasant within, irrespective of what is happening around you, Ultimate Liberation cannot be denied to you
If you live your life burning for the highest possibility, in that burning itself, there is liberation
Meditation means to know life beyond the sphere of the physical; to know and experience life not just at the surface but at the source
Destiny is the result of all your actions and the impressions that you have taken in
If you think one thing is sacred but you cannot stand the other, if you love the Creator but hate the creation, that is vulgarity
Every society needs individuals who go on planting mango trees without thinking whether they would get to eat the fruit or not
If you know how to bring clarity to your mind, you will see the whole existence is open.
It is the pain of ignorance which makes one into a seeker
Don't try to give up smoking, just bring awareness into your life, to every aspect of your life and you will see everything that is not necessary will simply fall by the wayside. If you try to give it up, you will only struggle
Life is inclusive. Only your mind is exclusive
Leadership is not assertion of yourself, leadership is the art of fulfilling the aspirations of everyone.
Life is not a question of use. It is magnificent, just the way it is
Spiritual process means life is happening in its fullest and most vibrant dimension - not just physically, mentally, and emotionally - on all levels
If your experience of life is not limited to your physicality, you are naturally inclusive.
As long as you separate yourself from life around you, you cannot reverberate with existence
Only if you are joyful, you can be free from the fruits of action
Without a sense of inclusiveness, the deeper dimensions within you will never awaken and work for you
You can give joyfully only when you have found something so valuable within yourself that everything else does not mean so much to you anymore
Once you realize that the way you exist right now is not enough, that there is something more, your spiritual process has already begun
When your intelligence is entangled with social identifications, it is not in line with the life within you. That is the source of Misery
What you do on the outside is not LIFE; it is activity. Life is within you. How this feels and functions right now is most important
Any teaching will not transform you as long as you are deeply attached to your body. Yoga is towards reducing this attachment
When you truly realize that you do not know, there will be no prejudice and no judgment in you. You will just become a being
If you try to give up something, it will rule your mind. But, if you find something deeper in life, the less significant will just fall off
Success comes when an individual functions at his full potential, which is possible only when the dimension of inner well-being is explored.
Education should be about enhancing your horizons, about having a larger vision of life. But generally, just the reverse is happening
Once there is a distance between you and your thought process, a new freedom is born. With this freedom, a new perception arises
Do not try to build your life on ethics, morality or values. Bring clarity of perception into your life. Learn to see everything just the way it is
The intellect is useful for survival. But when you do not know where you should use it and where not, it separates you from the very life process
Life is intensity. Life within you does not slacken even for a moment. What slackens is your mind & your emotion- sometimes on, sometimes off. Watch the breath, does it ever slacken? If it slackens, it means death, When I go on telling you in so many ways to be intense, I am just talking about you becoming like life
What is most needed right now is evolving human consciousness. Without that, science, technology, development, everything will go waste
Your ideas need not have anything to do with reality. Making conclusions is a sure way of not enhancing our perception
Thinking that nobody in this world is okay is the first step to madness
The moment you ascribe who you are right now to what happened yesterday, you have written off your life
Intelligence is incapable of believing anything, but it has the potential to know everything. When people admit that they do not know, all beliefs fall apart by themselves and people become more alert to life around them
If you knew the immensity of what it means to be human, you would not talk about God or Heaven
Spirituality is not about peace, joy, or going to heaven - it is about exploring your self totally
Boredom occurs when you have neither attention nor involvement with life around you but just lost in your own thoughts
Contentment is a poor substitute for joy. It means you have given up on the possibility of living joyfully
Prosperity comes out of clarity and competence, not because of competition against others
The same dimension that made Krishna or Jesus who they were, exists within you too. It just needs your attention to blossom
Meditation means to become absolutely aware. It is the only way to be completely free
Feminine is not weak; it is just fulfilling a different aspect of life
You are only given the raw material for your life. What you make out of it is up to you.
If you organize your thoughts and emotions around the fact that you are mortal, you will naturally live joyfully and at full potential
The essential possibility of being human is that we can act out of our intelligence, love, and compassion, rather than out of compulsions
Human problems are not of life - human problems are just of the mind.
Unless we come to an inner experience where our idea of wellbeing naturally includes every life on earth , we cannot call ourselves human
Your contribution to the world is you. How you live, how joyful you are, and everything you do is an expression of that
Spiritual growth is about being all-inclusive
The fear of suffering makes your life a half step. Freedom from the fear of suffering is needed for a full-stride life
Leadership needs clarity not confidence. Confidence without clarity can be disastrous
Seeing everything just the way it is gives you the power and capability to walk through life effortlessly.
Confidence is no substitute for clarity. To be successful, you need clarity, not confidence
If your humanity is in full flow, you will reach out to life around you. This is not morality - this is the nature of being human
Meditation is neither concentration nor relaxation. It is a sort of homecoming.
The life within you is not there to serve your body, mind or emotion . The body, mind and emotion are there to serve life
The only reason why most people have not realized the inner realities is, they believe things that they do not know.
Enlightenment is realization of truth that is already there.
Spiritual process is not about looking upward or downward. It is about looking inward
If we are in tune with the fundamental laws of nature, we will enjoy the process of life. Otherwise, suffering is inevitable
Just desire the highest in life. Direct all your passion towards that.
Inner Transformation of human beings is about moving from unwillingness to willingness. That is a silent revolution.
Yoga is a methodology to explore the nature of the creation
Being human means being capable of looking at every life form with a sense of tenderness
If you know how to touch the core of a human being, everyone is willing to do the best for you
Only when man is willing to change himself, there can be a true revolution
Seek what you know as the highest. It does not matter whether it is going to happen or not - living with a vision itself is a very elevating process
You don't have to do anything, you don't have to think anything, you don't have to feel anything to be complete. You are complete by yourself
A materialistic person is ruthless with other people but kind to himself. A spiritual person is ruthless with himself but kind to everybody else
Anger is a way of poisoning yourself
If you want to find out the purpose of life, you need to look beyond the limitations of body and mind
Believing in something that is not in your experience means losing touch with reality
Once you are constantly aware of your mortality, your spiritual search will be unwavering
Spiritual process is not for the dead or the dying; it is for the living who want to become fully alive in all dimensions of life
You do not have to pursue something intensely; you as a being should become very intense.
Full human capabilities will find expression not in competition, but only in absolute relaxation.
Establishing the logical without becoming cruel, being open to the mystical without being fanciful is what makes life beautiful
The yogic system is about enhancing your perception. The divine should not be an imagined hope - it should become a living reality for you
If you are deeply involved with even the simplest aspects of your life, you will see every aspect of your life is spectacular.
We don't need more Hindus, more Christians or more Muslims - we need more Buddhas, more Jesuses, and more Krishnas - then there will be true change. Every human being has that inner potential.
When you go by your body and intellect alone, life is a circus. When the intelligence of divine begins to play its role, life becomes a dance
It is not the length but the strength of one's life that matters.
Without the necessary awareness, freedom is dangerous
An idle mind is Divine's workshop. An Idler's mind is devil's workshop.
The unfortunate reality is that most people will know peace only with death- "Rest in Peace". It is time we do something about it in life
When you consciously choose to be ordinary, you become extraordinary.