Date: 2015-09-23 16:11:28

Sadhguru looks at how a human being is capable of employing intelligence, without the intellect. He explains that the human existence is phenomenal intelligence. We can’t make our heart beat or kidney or liver work with the thought process. The thought process is important for certain aspects of life, but it is entirely unsuitable for other aspects of life.

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Shekhar: Right. Sadhguru, a lot of what you’ve said, you’ve related it to what modern world is doing to us in the way it’s teaching us, in the way we are behaving…

Sadhguru: No, no, I’m… I’m not really… See, there is no such thing as modern world and ancient world, okay? At every time in society there is a certain set of people who are trapped in their own logic. And they think anything outside that as… that is insane; every generation, okay? Every generation thought somebody was modern, somebody was conservative, somebody was, you know, liberal, somebody was conservative, like this. No generation has not had that division. So I am not truly saying modern in that sense. Every society has that. Okay, let me say prudes and not so prudish people. So being prudery people are thinking in terms of… somebody is restrained in his thought and action. I am saying the moment you employ your intellect, you’re super-restrained. Silly things people think right now, very silly things – socially, internationally people think they’re profound things because you have a constipated intel… intelligence and over-used intellect. When we say intelligence, now this little plant which produces a fragrant flower, you’re discounting that intelligence. There is more intelligence in the air around you than in your brains. Yes. There is more memory in the air around you than in your brains. There is more memory in the epithelial cell of your body than in your brain. This is a fact.
Shekhar: So the question I was going to ask was – I wasn’t born to be trapped by my intellect, because it’s… it’s a tough question for me, it’s like what you’re saying is you’re trapped by your intellect, and I agree with you because a large part of our… our questions to ourselves is just, you know, circus within the mind. The mind asks, the mind answers, the mind doubts, the mind asks, the mind answers – I wasn’t born like that. But what you’re saying that is… Are you saying that is not the natural way to be? And if it’s not the natural way to be – why did I become like that?

Sadhguru: Because there is no such thing as human nature. Being a human being means it’s a flux. For all other creatures on this planet, nature has drawn two lines. Within that band, they must live. For a human being, only one line – the bottom line; there’s no top line. So there’s no description of what is a proper human being; there’s no definition like that. Everybody thinks everybody else is wrong, isn’t it? (Laughs)

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Date: 2015-09-02 17:35:52

Why is the vilva leaf so revered? By common knowledge, we know that the tree has been held sacred for many millennia and offerings made to Shiva are incomplete without vilva leaves. Why is the vilva held so sacred? Sadhguru answers.

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Questioner: Pranam Sadhguru. I wanted to know what’s so special about the maha bilva (maha vilva?) leaf that we offer to Dhyanalinga?

Sadhguru: We have also been thinking of doing this but in certain parts of the country some people have tried to preserve all those leaves and flowers which are considered sacred. ‘Why are they considered sacred? Why is one flower more sacred than the other, what is this nonsense all about? Is it some kind of a prejudice?’ See, right now there are two trees here – this is punga maram and this (Referring to the vaahai maram next to the temple) is… what? This is one of the common street-side trees, I don’t know the… what name they have for it – you must spend time… For all these things, you need to spend time. If you spend time with this tree and this tree, you will see if you become meditative, you will naturally move towards this (Referring to punga maram), not towards that. (Referring to the vaahai maram next to the temple) Why is this so? After all everything comes from the soil. The neem tree… the neem fruit and the mango fruit come from the same soil but they taste very different, isn’t it? Same soil, right here they’re going side by side but they taste very different.

So how this particular life processes the same soil and how that life processes the same soil is different or if you want to look at it that way, between a worm and an insect and yourself and one more other human being, what is the difference? All the same stuff but still what we make out of it is different, isn’t it? So in every society – it doesn’t matter in how many try… in how many ways you try to level societies and people, people will stick out. People with certain kinds of talents will stick out, people with certain kinds of capability will stick out; you can’t put them down, isn’t it? Do what you want, some people will stand out, some people become part of the scenery. This is bound to happen. Similarly among other lives also it is true. So with the plant life.

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Date: 2015-06-24 18:16:12

International Day of Yoga is a major offering from our nation to the world. Yoga’s roots are essentially in the subcontinent. It is something every Indian would be proud of, and there can be no better way to manifest this pride than through a rendition of our national anthem.
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Date: 2015-07-04 18:51:03

Afternoon Keynote Address by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

MIT-India Conference 2012 was a joint initiative of the MIT Schools of Science, Engineering, Architecture and Planning, Humanities and Social Sciences and Management. As a part of the broader MIT India Initiative, the conference aimed to celebrate the existing partnerships between MIT and India, as well as discuss future collaborations between the two that could help accelerate innovation into the future. The key areas of discussion in panels and plenaries was innovative technologies, healthcare, frugal innovation, finance, and governance in India today.

Date: 2015-10-24 20:17:43

Considering a Guru as someone who is supposed to guide the seeker in his quest for self-realization, the statement ‘A Guru always takes you for a Ride’ may sound provocative, contradictory and unjust, at first sight; however, there are comprehensible, even compulsory reasons for it. In this volume, Sadhguru delivers rare insights into the Guru-shishya relationship.