Most Liked Sadhguru Quotes
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
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.
If you choose, you can be joyful every moment of your life. It's time you made your choice.
Only a person who is willing to die can live totally
Only when you are willing to look at the horror of who you are, the beauty of who you are can be nurtured
When it comes to children, if you don't feed them with false information, that would be the greatest service you could do. Parent means somebody who does not bullshit
If you do not identify with the memory you have gathered, then you have access to a very different kind of intelligence
Only a fool would compare a rose to jasmine and say this is better than that.
The word yoga means union. Yoga is not a religion. We looked at the Universe and saw union
Culture is always an evolving process. Any culture that needs to be preserved is already archival
It need not just be blood and tears that move history, it can also be human love, compassion, and intelligence
Today, we are teaching children to go after what's easy, not what they think is worthwhile
If you go after what's easy the next thing will be sleep and then death.
Everyone is capable of doing great things but socially we are teaching them to do easy things
People's idea of success is to be just one step ahead of another lame person.
Whenever a nasty thing happens, it's Mr. Ego. Mr Ego is a non-existent person. You cannot fix a non-existent person
Spiritual process is to crackdown whatever can be cracked down. There is something in you which cannot be cracked down
The beauty of a human being is that the limitations put by nature are not absolute.
We have the technology, resource & capability to address every issue on the planet. The only thing missing is inclusive consciousness
Trying to read meaning in dreams is like finding designs in clouds.
I have two hearts. One that always bleeds another rejoices in all
Absolute passion towards the Divine. Compassion towards all life. Dispassion towards yourself.
If you know how to deceive, you can have everything, yet you will have nothing
Youth is humanity in the making. If something is in the works, the more attention you pay to it, the better the product will be
Never try to destroy the enemy. Destroy the enmity
It doesn't matter what kind of karma you gathered in the past - this moment's karma is always in your hands
Without sadhana, there is no way - but sadhana is never the way
Teachings and philosophies cannot transform people - they can only inspire.
This body and mind are just temporary happenings. Is the awareness of that not inspiration enough to long for something beyond?
One simple thing that can transform a human being is emotion. Your emotion can drag you into the gutter or it can take you to the highest peak of consciousness
A society which does not protect, respect and honor its women can have no claim of being civilized
By itself, reality is simple. It is ignorance that makes it complex.
Your property, your education, your beliefs, everything will drop when you drop this body. The only thing that goes beyond this body is your awareness
If we cannot celebrate death as we celebrate birth, we do not know life.
What to do or not to do in life is not a question of morality or ethics - it is a question of consequences
All possibilities are problems when they are not realized.
When you are a human being, the upper line is gone. But a bird which has been in a cage for a long time will not fly even if you open the door.It has forgotten that there's something called freedom, flying and living.
If you are who you are because of what you have, you will always be deprived
Ignorance allows you to explore everything. But you get trapped by what you think you know
When we say spirituality, we are talking about an existential change.
Maintain joyfulness every moment of your life - not because of something - just simply
Universal laws cannot be imposed. They are there. If you are in tune, things are smooth. If not, there will be friction
It is not that belief is blind. It is just that belief blinds people.
Most of the time you are just thinking about life, not living life
Peace is not just absence of war, but a cohesive and compassionate existence both within and without.
There is no such thing as ancient wisdom. Wisdom has to be contemporary otherwise it's meaningless
The body is a loan from this planet. If you have done something wonderful out of this, when the time comes to pay back, you will pay joyfully
It does not take any spiritual teaching to become loving, compassionate, and peaceful. It is just simple sense
Tiger mask, lion mask. Monkey mask, donkey mask. Man mask, woman mask. Divine! Only if you unmask
Modern societies have mistaken equality for sameness. In turn, every difference has become discriminatory
In relinquishing the limited, the unlimited becomes yours
Believing gives you comfort, solace, and a sense of belonging, but there will be no courage and commitment to seek what is true
If you allow the source of creation within you to find expression, joyful is the only way you can be
Whatever crisis is happening in your life, don't make a crisis out of yourself.
It is good if you are confused. It means you are constantly stepping into new territory
Trying to be like another human being is a deep insult to the Creator, who has made every human absolutely unique
The fight against corruption has to start within you, as integrity is an inner quality.
Eating, sleeping, reproducing, dying - every other species does it effortlessly. Why do human beings make such a fuss about it?
If you die of excitement, it's all right. Such a magnificent creation and you die of boredom - that's a crime
Being together is the beginning. Working together is the middle. Dissolving together is the ultimate.
The Creator did not make a mistake with you - the mistake is all yours. You are a fantastic piece of life, but you have silly ideas about life.
On Spirituality: If You are inside a car and don't know how to drive, you will be scared. But if you know, the faster it goes the more ecstatic you get.
Spirituality isn't about going to a jungle. It's about living a full-fledged life. You want the full cake, not a cut.
Spirituality is not something you can do on the outside, in a temple, mosque, or church - it has to happen within yourself.
The only way you can taste life is with involvement
One who is stuck in the realm of right and wrong, liking and disliking, will never know the texture of love.
The weak are not gentle by choice but because they are incapable. Gentleness is of value only when it is by choice
Smartness is in knowing our foolishness
Seeking means admitting that you do not know. Once you have cleared your slate, truth can imprint itself upon it.
Don't equate being human with having limitations. Only because you are human, you have the possibility to go beyond all limitations
If you don't invest your life in what you really care for, your life will be wasted. You will not fly - you will just drag yourself through life.
You may take the right direction, but if you do not go far enough, you will not get anywhere
Guilt comes from a twisted sense of integrity. You are judging others by their actions, but you cannot stop yourself from doing the same things.
People resist change because they rather stick to the known devil than pursue the unknown angel. Familiarity breeds comfort and inertia
People says nasty things to you because something nasty is happening within them. They need your love, compassion, or distance. Do not let the spiral of nastiness suck you in
If you keep the past alive within you, you will become dead to the present
What is ticking away is not the clock. What is ticking away is our life.
The more you realize the smallness of your existence, the larger will become your presence
An absolutely inevitable aspect of life is Death, but it still remains largely unaddressed within oneself in most Humans. It is the natural consequence of Death that makes life sparkle brightly. We are alive just for a while but Dead for a very long time
Let not pain of the past destroy future.
Trying to be special is a disease that arises when you do not recognize the value and uniqueness of every being.
When hearts mingle, hands naturally join
Having things that others don't have doesn't make you special. If that's your only pleasure - that's perversion.
You must decide whether you have come here to experience life or to avoid life.
Whatever you are willing to include becomes yours. In a state of absolute willingness, the whole cosmos becomes yours.
We need to focus on creating joyful human beings. Joyfulness is the greatest insurance against all evil.
For most people, what they think and feel is more important than the fabulous cosmic dance that is happening
Men & women are different but the problem with humans is that every difference is made into a discriminatory process.
In everything that you do, you can give something that is “You.”
Ultimate intelligence is when you know how to keep your intellect aside.
Ancient societies always saw disease as something wrong. But modern societies are treating disease as normal.
There is nothing else to do here except live. The only choice you have is to either live superficially or in a profound manner.
Spirituality means you don't try to find explanations for your nonsense - you are willing to face it
Spirituality is ultimate greed. You don't just want a piece of creation - you want the source of creation.
Yoga is a technology where without external input, you create a chemistry of blissfulness within you
One thing every human being can strive for is to leave this world a little better than it was when you entered it
People who have truly, immensely loved each other are the ones who will handle the loss of the loved one gracefully
Pride is a crown of thorns that makes one perceive even pain as pleasure
Right and wrong are social concepts. They have no existential relevance.
If you think you are big, you become small. If you know you are nothing, you become limitless.
Madness is always of the mind. If you are out of your mind, you will be perfectly sane for the first time.
Once you transcend the fear of suffering, you will naturally explore life to the fullest
No matter what kind of situations life places you in, who you are remains the same - that's dignity
If something in you blossoms, people are willing to overlook all the thorns that are there in you.
When your heart is bereft of love, then only you can perform duty
Good' and 'bad' are judged by what consequences they generate; it is not by the action.
Enlightenment means a conscious annihilation of yourself.
If you become a solution, everybody will want you wherever you are.
Most people unfortunately don't value their word as much as they value their money
Unless you are oblivious to your own suffering, you have no right to be oblivious to other people's suffering.
Money is only a tool of transaction. It is not a goal by itself. It is only a process
The moment you identify with something that you are not, you are moving from truth to untruth
Most people are ego-sensitive, not life-sensitive
Life should not happen in a trickle. It should happen like a flood in you all the time - a roaring flood
Your marriage, relationships work to the extent you are willing to involve and give yourself to the process
What is the meaning of life? It is too great a phenomenon to fit into any meaning.
The easiest thing in the existence is self-realization. It is just that you are willing & unwilling at the same time
Negative energies can't touch you if you are in a state of meditativeness.
The line between sanity & insanity is very thin.. You keep crossing it with anger, hatred, jealousy, alcohol or drugs
Pleasure is just a shadow of joy. When there is no joy in you, you become a pleasure seeker
The nature of a human being is such that only when his survival process is taken care of, his life begins.
Is there anybody in the world who would have any problem with you if you are going there to share your joy with them?
By arranging material things around you, only comfort and convenience will happen, wellbeing will never happen
Morality has become important in society because people have forsaken their humanity. Morality is a poor substitute for Humanity
When transitioning from one dimension to another, when entering a land which they are absolutely clueless about, people unconsciously cling to something that is familiar, refusing to let it go.
When the need to be special is gone, that is when you are unique. Significance of life is in its uniqueness
If you want to realize your life to the fullest, first and foremost is, you should never shrink yourself into thinking “This is mine and this is not mine.” If you expand within yourself to include the whole world, then everything is yours.
The intellect is a reasonably sharp knife. If you do not know how to hold it, you keep cutting yourself
A Guru is somebody who will destroy your psychological reality, so that you can come down to the existential
You don't have to please anybody in this world, if you are truly joyful everybody is pleased by you
You don't have to please anybody in this world, if you are truly joyful everybody is pleased by you
Yoga is an absolutely scientific approach to the inner dimensions of a human being. Yoga is the science for the future.
If you really know the pain of ignorance, then a Master arises. You don't have to look for Him.
Life within you should happen like a huge explosion, but outside it is fully controlled. That is how it should be.
All activities have a beginning and an end. What meditation means is to be involved without activity