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Freedom quotes by Sadhguru

Top 10 Freedom Quotes

People have a completely messed up idea of what freedom is. Giving in to your compulsions is not freedom
Your attention should not be prejudiced, it must be unbridled, only then you will explode, otherwise you become constipated
Being able to shower affection on anyone without having a need for affection yourself - that's freedom
Discipline does not mean control. Discipline means having the sense to do exactly what is needed.
Every social group is built on identifications. The basis of spiritual process is to learn to live without an identity
The essential possibility of being human is that we can act out of our intelligence, love, and compassion, rather than out of compulsions
Do not do what you like, do what the world needs, doing what you like is not freedom. Likes and dislikes are compulsive
You should have this freedom within you: ‘Even if I go to hell, I will live well.’
Every aspect of your life, you can either make it beautiful or you can make it ugly, if you are aware you'll make it beautiful, if you are doing things compulsively, you'll make it ugly.
For most people, love means, ‘You must do what I want.’ No, love means, they can do what they want, and we still love them

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Short Quotes
Those who are very interested in leaving their footprints on the planet, they shall never fly.
Human beings are not suffering their bondage, they are suffering their freedom
True freedom is about becoming free from everything, including yourself.
If someone else determines what happens within you, it is the worst form of slavery
You should have this freedom within you: ‘Even if I go to hell, I will live well.’
Meditation means to become absolutely aware. It is the only way to be completely free
Meditation means ultimate freedom within you
Only that person who does not carry the previous moment to this moment, is free from everything
It is time we create a world where everyone can be who they are without it being an issue
It is individual emancipation which will lead to the world's emancipation
Yoga ultimately means to obliterate all your boundaries and know freedom
You have the freedom to think whatever you want. Why don't you just think pleasant thoughts?
The first step towards freedom is when your wellbeing no more depends on what you do or do not do
Meditation is the only freedom from all the stress that human beings are going through.
You cannot do whatever you want to do - but you can be the way you want to be
Being. May every being know the fulfillment of bringing joy & inner freedom to lives around us.
Maintaining order and keeping the balance of everything is the only way we will have freedom

All Freedom Quotes

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.
We are the only creature on the planet which has the freedom to shape its own life. It's this freedom which human beings are suffering. If one is suffering bondages then it's not a problem. If one is suffering freedom then it's a disaster
Once your way of being is not determined by anything outside of you, then there is no such thing as loneliness – but you will enjoy your aloneness.
In search of wellbeing, we have done all kinds of insane things on this planet, but wellbeing has not happened. If wellbeing is what you seek, in is the only way out.
Only a person who is willing to die can live totally
Mukti means liberation. Liberation means essentially to become free from yourself – because you are the only nuisance in your life
For those who are trapped in limitations, dispassion is a fearful thing. For those who consciously go into it, dispassion is the ultimate freedom.
Having expectations of others means you are trying to fix their lives. Don't do that. Fix your own life - that is freedom
Freedom is a Benediction if you are aware, Freedom is a curse if you are unaware. Humanity is suffering the Freedom, not Bondage, there is a way out of Bondage, there is no way out of Freedom.
If you remain a compulsive creature, you cannot call yourself a full-fledged human being, only when you are able to do everything by choice can you call yourself a human being
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.
Even though all the sense organs seem like an access to freedom and pleasure, they are in fact, limiting
You shouldn’t stand in a line of resentful people. You should stand alone in true freedom. Freedom doesn’t come because of political processes or economic processes. Freedom comes when nobody can incite an unnecessary quality in you, no matter what they do.
A Tiger is not making an attempt to be a good tiger, if he just eats well, he is a good tiger,everything else is fixed within him by nature, when you are born as a human being whether you grow up into a good human being or terrible one is left to you
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
Once there is a distance between you and your thought process, a new freedom is born. With this freedom, a new perception arises
If you lock yourself from inside or outside, it’s the same thing. As long as you don't open the door there is no difference whether somebody locked you from outside or you locked yourself from inside. Anyway you are imprisoned, If somebody locked you from outside, you can at least complain & scream. You locked yourself from inside, you can only be depressed
Now, all your vehicles are on self start, isn't it? But what is most vital to your life, your peacefulness, your joyfulness, your love, your blissfulness, everything is on push start right now. I am talking about upgrading technologies, Isn’t it important that your joy, your love, your blissfulness is on self start?
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.
Only if you are joyful, you can be free from the fruits of action
You don’t take anybody’s values, anybody’s morals, anybody’s ethics, just as a human being as you breathe, eat, live, just be conscious and act sensibly, you will be a wonderful human being.
Don't hold any ideas about yourself or anybody, just look at everything the way it is - you'll merge with everything
The moment you ascribe who you are right now to what happened yesterday, you have written off your life
You always think love means to hold. No. Love means to liberate and push forth
Whether you are compulsive about food, an activity, or people - it is not a question of right or wrong, but one of bondage or freedom
Your problem is just this- you have an intelligence for which you don't have a stable enough platform and that's why yoga, to create a stable platform so that your intelligence works for you
If you want to become free, you should never think of freedom. Only look at the ropes which bind you
You must enjoy every association and company that you seek, but you do not have to get stuck to anything
Do what really matters to you in life. Whatever it is, it should be worthy of you
Freedom of speech is enshrined in our Constitution so that we use it to build the nation, not dismantle the nation. Every citizen should be aware of this responsibility
You who is not even like a worm in this cosmos, you are like a speck of dust, to you so much freedom has been given that you can shape your life the way you want it. If you want you can become god-like. If you want you can become just a lump of earth. Whatever you choose, it's left to you. Is it not wonderful? Absolutely wonderful, So it’s your karma.
If you're smart enough, you will make arrangements that support you, not arrangement that entangle you
If we want some freedom to happen, if we want some transformation to happen we have to create a little space between you and your software (mind). If you’re too identified with it, you’re just lost in it, that’s all you’ve become. You have to create a little distance.
Life has not put any bondage upon you. Bondage is all your making. Existence has left you free, absolutely free.
In this culture we could always question everything, including God, that was our freedom
Your thought process connects you with karma. If you create a distance between you and your thoughts , you will be beyond karma
However simple the sadhana is, if you work at it every day, slowly, step-by-step, it will create a new level of freedom within you
Childhood is a time that we look back on with fondness - for the simple joys of life and freedom from responsibilities. But when we look at it deeply enough, are children really free? Or are they burdened by the expectations and impositions of the adults around them?
Love is freedom and joy. Attachment is bondage and misery.
The youth need to understand that freedom is not an act. It's a consequence. Freedom comes out of responsible existence
If someone else determines what should happen around you, you feel like a slave. But Right now somebody else is determining what should happen within you, is this not slavery?
However simple the sadhana is, every day if it is worked at, slowly one can see a certain level of freedom happening within you step-by-step; maybe inch-by-inch, maybe micro-millimeter by micro-millimeter but nobody can say it is not releasing you. It will slowly release you
As a human being you can be any way you want, this is the freedom that nature has given you. If you were born as a dog or a cat or a tiger or an elephant, that is how you are. Once you are human you can be any way you want. This is the beauty of being human.
Life is pretty simple. Birth is not in your hands; you’re just born and you have to just die one day, really. Is anybody else making anything else compulsory for you? Is anything else compulsory? Birth is compulsory, death is compulsory – in between whatever the hell you want
Religion is fro liberation isn't it? How can there be freedom when you cannot accept the biology of a human being? we even went to the extent of saying one cannot be Holy if one is born out of it.
Joy is also your karma; misery is also you karma. Isn't it wonderful, your life is your business & nobody’s business? You can make whatever you want out of it. There cannot be more compassion for someone as small as you. In this creation, You are a tiny speck, to you this much freedom has been given, that you can shape your life the way you want it
When you use any aspect of life to liberate yourself,we call it Yoga.
Free press is an important dimension of democratic process. Keeping it free from political and corporate influence is paramount to keep democracy on track
Our highest values have not been God and Heaven, but liberation and freedom. The world's future is in this kind of system where people will seek truth and freedom. This is essentially a movement from Religion to Responsibility that is happening across the world
In recent times, unfortunately, being politically correct has become paramount in public discourse. We are pushing every issue to levels of paranoia. We must have the wisdom & humility to say & accept truth which is uncomfortable & politically incorrect
Compulsion means something else rules you, but one thing that human being values most is freedom
Having the inner strength, balance, and capability to live well irrespective of outside situations and conditions – that is freedom
If you are not identified with your own body, you will never be identified with anybody or anything
Every woman should do what she wants to do as an individual person. It should not be made into a trend in a society or the only right thing to do in the world. If a woman intends to have 2 children & raise them as an individual person, she’s free to do what she wants to do
When you have nothing to lose, nothing to gain, you will play a perfectly fair game to the fullest of your capability
One will debate whether marriage is good or not when they are 18 because physical body is asking for freedom. At that time everybody questions – is marriage really needed, why can’t we just live whichever way we want?
Once you emerge as an individual, it is important to realize that your freedom has an impact on others. To live in a democracy means we have agreed to allow everyone the right to the same freedoms.
It is only when you touch that boundlessness you have a taste of freedom. Till then your very existence is relevant only because you are bouncing off something (relationships, friendships, belongings)
When consciousness realizes it is bound, it yearns to be free again. It seeks to unloose itself from the cycles of the physical
Don't fight your cravings for sweets. If you yourself turn sweet, sweets will lose their attraction
If you are imprisoned and you can't pass through the prison walls, if there is a gutter of filth through which you can pass, if that's the route to freedom, through the most horrible filth you will crawl, that is surrender
It is important to just maintain that balance, allowing enough freedom for life to happen freely, but still, be organized enough so that you do not waste the fundamental human potential within yourself.