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PM Modi’s determination not to allow normalisation of cross-border terror…

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Tuesday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's determination that he would not allow cross-border terrorism to be normalised has helped in shaping India's Pakistan policy since 2014. Speaking at an event at Delhi University, S Jaishankar noted that Prime Minister Modi is perceived abroad…

Why did Sadhguru choose to ride a bike for the…

Spiritual guru Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev whose fondness for motorcycles is well-known recently completed 100 days of solo biking, traversing 27 nations as part of his 'Save Soil' campaign.The 64-year-old is aiming to cover a distance of over 30,000-km in the journey that he began in the United Kingdom. Sadhguru hopped…

‘Religious intolerance only on TV’: Sadhguru says no major riots…

Founder of Isha Foundation Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev said that there is a "lot of heat" in television studios, which is being exaggerated to suggest that there is rising religious intolerance in the country while underlining that the last one decade has been free of major communal violence. In an exclusive…

Countries should make long-term policies to deal with soil health…

EXPRESSING concern over soil health deterioration, Isha Foundation founder Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev Friday (3) said countries should make long-term policies to deal with the crisis. He said a food crisis is impending and collective efforts are needed to address the situation "The world is moving in the direction of a…

Here’s what Sadhguru said about Gyanvapi Masjid dispute, language row

In an interview with India Today, the Isha Foundation founder has urged India's Hindu and Muslim communities to sit together work out which two-three sites are iconic and should settle all disputes. "The two communities should sit together and work out which two-three sites are iconic and settle it. Instead of…

Sadhguru sets off on 30,000-km Save Soil road trip from…

LONDON'S Parliament Square was the flag-off point for Indian spiritual leader Sadhguru's 30,000-km motorbike tour on Monday (21), as he set off on his Save Soil awareness campaign across Europe and the Middle East en route to India.The yoga guru, 64, donned his biking gear for the 100-day tour, which…

Sadhguru: ‘Systems that were once protective can also restrict people…

QUESTION: How do we become more open to spiritual possibilities? Sadhguru: Before we look at how to become open, we must look at what is it that closes you up? There are four dimensions which, for so many reasons, could have closed. Your mind could be closed because of the…

Sadhguru: Only one who is willing to dissolve himself can…

IF YOU look at yourself as a machine, you have brains, you have body, you have everything. What you call as ‘grace’ is the lubrication. Without the lubrication, you have a great engine, but you get stuck at every point. Any number of people like this are there on the…

Knowledge and devotion are two essential ways to meet Shiva

IN YOGIC culture, there are two aspects to Shiva. The word ‘Shiva’ literally means ‘that which is not’. Everything that is has come from ‘that which is not’. If you look up at the sky, you will see many stars and celestial objects, but still the biggest presence out there…

Sadhguru: It’s an emotion that makes one more receptive in…

WHAT is gratitude? If we peel our eyes properly and look around at the way life is happening to us, if you are able to clearly see all that is involved to make your life happen, you cannot help being grateful. Let us say a plateful of food appears in…

Humanity vs Morality

'One is man's essential nature while the other is imposed to bring sanity' THE essential nature of “humanity” has been suppressed and destroyed in many ways, and the substitute of “morality” has been brought in to bring some order and sanity to our lives. Right now, if you take away…

How do you know yourself?

'By dedicating 30 hours one can create a vehicle to turn inward' WHAT is the way to proceed if we are looking to know ourselves? Sadhguru: The only gateway for you to know anything in this universe is yourself. Anything you can experience can only happen within you. So, turning…

Sadhguru: Any work is rewarding only if you are able…

Q: I HAVE a choice between working in a high-paying job, and another one that I really like, but where the pay is not so great. How do I choose between the two? Sadhguru: How much you are worth need not be seen just in terms of how much you…

Sadhguru: Why having many partners is not advisable for a…

‘Intimacy without commitment will increase confusion and insecurity' FOR thousands of years, in almost every society in the world, though people have lived in various kinds of conditions, almost every society settled with some kind of arrangement for marriage. Whether it was one wife and one husband or many wives…

Sadhguru on handling powerful bosses

SOMEBODY has become your boss because he is in some way more qualified than you. You may believe that you are better than him, but he has gotten to that position because of some qualification, some capability, some influence – something has delivered him there. Even if he has gotten…

Sadhguru: Practise Bhakti to banish negative judgement of others

SADHGURU: Devotion is like a love affair with creation. Generally, people’s idea of love is discrimination. You love one person, not the other. If you look at one person, you are full of sweet emotions. If you look at the next person, you are full of negative emotions. This is…

Sadhguru: ‘We need to change the foundations of which the…

WITH all the faculties bestowed upon human beings, you would think human beings are the most harmonious beings on earth. But if you look at history until now, the world has never really been peaceful. People have been fighting for food, wealth, faith and belief systems and over boundaries –…

Disability not a challenge for Arun Patel

DESPITE being afflicted with polio from a young age, Arun Patel was undeterred by the disability; rather, he chose to take life head on. In his new book, In Out of My Way, Polio! - Patel narrates his life story, which was full of challenges, starting from meeting the expectations…

Guru Pooja – An invitation to the Divine

SADHGURU: Guru pooja is not about offering a flower, fruit and a coconut – this is a subtle process to create an invitation to the divine. There is a difference between meditation and a ritual. Meditation is all your own stuff; it is exclusive. But if we actively participate in…

Sadhguru: Yogis created certain energy forms for specific purposes

In India, various kinds of gods and especially goddesses have been created. Certain yogis and mystics created particular forms for specific purposes. Some of these forms are pleasant, some fierce, some are very vibrant. There are forms of various kinds, which are meant to be used for specific dimensions of…

Sadhguru: Sport inspires people to come together by ignoring differences

QUESTIONER: What role does sport play in community building or community harmony? Sadhguru: India is a country where we had 365 different festivals for 365 days of the year; that means the whole culture was in a state of celebration. Everything was a celebration. If today is ploughing day, it…

Sadhguru: Hatred can move people to do cruel things

Q: EVEN if the global community decided to dismantle all their weaponry, how can we make sure that there won’t be another Adolf Hitler who will spread violence, death and destruction? Sadhguru: Adolf Hitler, by himself, was a powerless man. People empowered him, isn’t it? Unfortunately, for ages (not now),…

Sadhguru: Make life receptive, not repetitive

Memory without insight can block the spontaneity of creativity HUMAN memory is the very basis of civilisation. It is the fundamental ingredient responsible for all science, technology and culture on the planet. But this source of empowerment can also become a source of enslavement. Memory is like a doorway. Doors…

Hatha Yoga: Building a different kind of toughness

'The simplest physical postures can lead to a profound understanding of life's experiences' ONE of the fundamentals of hatha yoga is to change the definition of what is tough. In yoga, toughness means to be in a state of acceptance, to be able to absorb everything without reacting to anything.…

Sadhguru: Pursuit of inner peace is Yoga’s antidote to division

THE moment man became religious it should have been the end of all conflict. Unfortunately, everywhere in the world, religion has become the main source of conflict. This has taken the maximum number of lives and caused the maximum amount of pain on the planet for thousands of years. This…

Sadhguru: Divinity does not have a purpose

THERE is a wonderful true-life story which happened during the second World War in the ill-famed German concentration camp in Auschwitz. Every day numbers were called out, and people were led to the extermination area, because the camp became full. If a person’s number was called, it meant they were…

Sadhguru: Bhakti Yoga transforms one’s emotion from negativity to pleasantness

DEVOTION is about you making your emotions so sweet that your life experience becomes beautiful. But right now, what is passing off as devotion is just deception. People’s idea of devotion is, “God, I broke a coconut for you, what are you going to give me tomorrow?” This is not…

Sadhguru on fundamentals of health

'If the energy in one's system is balanced, outside factors will not affect the body' THE word ‘health’ originates from the root word ‘whole.’ Human beings are healthy when they ‘feel complete in body, mind and energy’. Many people are medically healthy, but do not experience a sense of inner…

Sadhguru: Yoga activates one’s inner energies

WHEN I first landed in the United States a few years ago, one term I heard everywhere was “stress management”. Why would anybody want to manage their stress? I can understand if you want to manage your money, your business, your family, your property. But why would anybody want to…

Sadhguru: If humanity overflows, divinity will follow and serve you

Logically, somebody who never put an effort into anything should be the master of effortlessness. But it is not so. If you want to know effortlessness, you need to know effort. When you reach the peak of effort, you become effortless. Only a person who knows what it is to…

Sadhguru: Sadhana can help you move from a state of…

STAGNATION is a certain disease. It is anti-life. Stillness is a tremendous amount of life not manifesting itself in any way. It is just there – potent. That is God. God is stillness, not stagnation. The mind is stagnation. Sadhana (spiritual practice) is a force which moves you from stagnation…

‘Dismantle your self-created walls to increase receptivity’

PEOPLE often ask me about the role of surrender on the spiritual path. I tell them they cannot achieve it. Surrender is not an act. Surrender is a certain quality. If you try to surrender to someone, you will only become a slave. You will not become free. I have…

Genius or method?

'Success is determined by how one applies the mind and body' FOR any activity to be a success, there is a process and a method, but there is also a genius. Leaders probably cannot articulate their genius; they can only articulate the methods they have employed. Because genius is not…

From Vedic sciences to ultimate perception

'Spirituality is an inner process and not just about knowledge' THE Vedas are among the most ancient scriptures on this planet and yet the most comprehensive in content. Vedas are not books, and the content of the Vedas is not something that someone invented; it is not a moral code…

Celibacy and spirituality

Sadhguru: Actions driven by blind impulses are impediments to freedom Questioner: Can people in what is considered normal life have a foothold in spirituality or is celibacy the only way? Sadhguru: The whole dimension of spirituality is to grow beyond the physical, to taste something beyond the physical. If your…

Why uncertainty is the best time to seek opportunities

Sadhguru says yoga can help create internal stability IT'S uncertain and that’s what makes it challenging. Uncertainty means things are changing; in other words, there is no limbo. If you are walking fast, every step is new terrain. This new terrain is what you are calling “uncertainty” right now. For…

Famine of the feminine

'Humanity is focusing on survival and not on love' THE reason why the male, or the masculine, has been more important than the feminine on this planet is because for all these thousands of years of human existence, our core focus has been survival. It is only in the last…

Hinduja Foundation organises global mental health summit

THE Hinduja Foundation, philanthropic arm of Hinduja Group, is organising a virtual global summit on May 21 to promote the importance of mental health during the Covid-19 pandemic. The #NeverAloneSummit will be held in association with the Chopra Foundation, the John W Brick Mental Health Foundation, and CG Creatives. It…

Sadhguru says hockey was ‘more exciting’ than cricket in college…

Yoga guru and spiritual leader Jaggi Vasudev, also known as Sadhguru, has said that hockey was 'more exciting' than cricket in college days, though he was ‘an all-rounder in school’. He revealed this to cricketer Ravichandran Ashwin during ‘In Conversation with the Mystic’ online chat. They talked about cricket, Covid-19,…

Sadhguru’s father passes away

THE father of renowned spiritual guru Sadhguru passed away at his home in Mysuru in south India on Friday (8) at the age of 95. BV Vasudev died due to age-related illness. Born in Bengaluru, in southern India, Vasudev was a doctor by profession. He retired as the Divisional Medical…

Kangana Ranaut donates Rs 42 lakh to Isha Foundation for…

Kangana Ranaut is one actress who has always supported social and environmental initiatives. The actress has been associated with Isha Foundation and has spoken about how Sadhguru's teachings have transformed her. From the past few days, Kangana has been spreading the message of Cauvery Calling by urging people to grow…

Kangana Ranaut had a life-changing experience at the yoga camp

It was around her birthday this year when Kangana Ranaut had gone for a yoga camp in Coimbatore. The actress has finally spoken up about her experience there and calls it life-changing. Recently, her team took to Instagram to share a picture of Kangana from the yoga camp and they…

Make Life Worthwhile for Yourself as well as Those Around You: Sadhguru

Q: How does one balance work and life and especially family and children? Sadhguru: Your work has to be lived, and your life has to be worked at. And there is no such thing as work and life, it is life and life. If your work is not life, I…

Speed racers Sadhguru and Baba Ramdev go for a ride

They are two of India's best known Yoga gurus and they both showed their love for speed as Baba Ramdev joined Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev for a motorbike ride near the latter's ashram near Coimbatore. Sadhguru the biker got Baba Ramdev in his favourite Ducati. https://youtu.be/s3Q166nhEbY

The logic of leadership

SADHGURU ON WHAT THE ROLE ENTAILS AND WHY IT IS SO IMPORTANT LEADERSHIP is not dominance, it is a certain sacrifice. Leadership is not about ruling someone, it is about mak­ing someone’s life. Leadership essentially means that you are capable of creating the necessary at­mosphere for people to go beyond the limitations they have…

Decisions after death

CREATING AN AURA OR UNIVERSAL CHANT CAN COMPLETE PROCESS EVERYWHERE in the world, people talk about dying peacefully; they want to recede gently. One simple thing that can be done is to have a lamp – prefer­ably with ghee but you can also use butter – burning constantly, 24 hours of…

The old and the young

HOW BOTH GROUPS CAN LIVE IN HARMONY WITHOUT CLASHING QUESTION: The older genera­tion and the younger genera­tion seem at odds today. How do we make sure that the expe­rience of age and energy of youth work together? Sadhguru: They have always been at odds, not just today. The real problem is,…

The child conundrum

WHAT ARE THE RIGHT REASONS FOR BRINGING A PERSON INTO THE WORLD? TODAY, casually having a child is quite irrespon­sible because though people think there are many problems in the world, essentially, the fundamental problem is too many human beings on the planet. Seven point three billion people is the highest…

More than a one-track mind

THE LONGING FOR KNOWING WILL NOT HAPPEN UNLESS THERE IS A HUNGER: SADHGURU THERE are so many things that one can do in this world – you can walk, you can swim, you can dance, gossip, love, drink, do drugs. And yet, for ages, why is it that human beings have longed…

Handling life with sensitivity

SADHGURU SAYS SOCIETY MUST CHANGE ITS OUTLOOK ON ISSUES TODAY, a handicapped person is not referred to as handicapped anymore. We are beginning to call them special children or special people. So he is special which is why you have to attend to him a little more than you attend to…

Big bangs and yogic lore

SADHGURU LOOKS AT THE SACRED UNIVERSE THAT WE LIVE IN TODAY RECENTLY, I happened to be in a presentation by a popular scien­tist. He has written a book called Endless Universe. It has become very popular in scientific circles. He called this particular session Beyond the Big Bang, because until recently…

Life’s rights and wrongs

SADHGURU’S VIEW ON MAKING DECISIONS AND TAKING ACTION IF YOU just remove the idea of what is right and wrong from your life, you will see everybody is handling their life the way they know it. Everybody is doing whatever they think is best at that moment. Even a criminal who…

Look for joy not luck

STRENGTH COMES NOT FROM FORTUNE BUT FROM WITHIN FOR those who depend on luck, they are always looking for places, things, stones and beads – lucky shoes, lucky soaps, lucky num­bers – all kinds of things. In this process of looking for luck and waiting for things to happen, things they…

The best isn’t the best

HUMANS MUST LOOK BEYOND THEIR SEARCH FOR PERFECTION THIS is a fundamental problem in most human be­ings. They are always looking for the best person or the best thing to do in their life. There is no best per­son, nor is there a best thing to do on this planet. Whatever…

Purity and fragrance

SADHGURU LOOKS AT THE DEEPER DIMENSIONS IN LIFE PEOPLE’S idea of purity is very convo­luted. Purity is not a certain level of in­capability as it is generally made out. When I say purity, do not think of whatever you call saintliness. I am not talking about purity in that sense. If…

Religion and beliefs

SADHGURU ON HOW TO BENEFIT FROM THE SPIRITUAL PATH THE moment man became religious, it should have been the end of all con­flict. Unfortunately, religion has be­come the main source of conflict eve­rywhere in the world. It has taken the maximum number of lives and caused the maximum amount of pain on…

Spiritual travel

By Rashmita Solanki FOR those among us who want to travel in the utmost comfort to reach their destination in a happy, positive mood ready for our holiday, the only way to travel is by Qatar Airways. I experienced their service first-hand on my recent trip to Coimbatore in south…

Powerhouses: Sadhguru meets Shah Rukh

Bollywood actor Shah Rukh Khan (R) shakes hands with Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, founder of Isha foundation, during a Global Business Summit in New Delhi on February 23, 2018. (MONEY SHARMA/AFP/ Getty Images)

Sadhguru and Naidu lead 20,000-strong in Rally For Rivers event

INDIA’S vice president Venkaiah Naidu and leading spiritual leader Sadhguru presided over a 20,000-strong audience as the Rally For Rivers came to an end in New Delhi this week. A month-long water revival and conservation campaign that was conceived by Sadhguru, the Rally For Rivers began at Kanyakumari in south…

Live life by intent not by accident

MANAGING THE WORLD IS NOT POSSIBLE WITHOUT FIRST KNOWING YOUR SELF IF WE want to live well, both externally and internally, how well we live here simply depends on how well we manage our surroundings and how well we manage ourselves. Fundamentally, life is management. The quality of your life depends…

A Culture of Spirituality, by Sadhguru

It is natural for human intelligence to seek what is life and beyond – to look at life and to long to know. So how can you avoid spirituality? You have managed to avoid it for a long time because you are deeply attached and identified with things that you…

Festival of Guru Pournami is time to forget who you…

THIS is the time of year when the Adiyogi Shiva’s attention first fell upon the Saptarishis – the now-celebrated seven disciples. In the yogic tradition, Shiva is not worshipped as a god, but is considered the Adiyogi – the first yogi, and as the Adiguru, the first guru, from whom…

Sadhguru presented Padma Vibhushan award

RENOWNED Indian spiritual leader Sadhguru was presented the Padma Vibhushan, one of the highest civilian honours bestowed by the country's government on accomplished citizens. In a ceremony in New Delhi, the mystic and bestselling author collected the award from India's president Pranab Mukherjee, at his official residence, Rashtrapati Bhawan today…

Sadhguru talks to Eastern Eye about his spirituality

Sadhguru talks to Eastern Eye about his spirituality

Modi supports yoga at Lord Shiva bust unveiling

India’s prime minister Narendra Modi urged people to embrace the age-old practice of yoga, saying that rejecting an idea because it is ancient could be “potentially harmful”. Yoga is constantly evolving, the prime minister said as he unveiled a 112-foot statue of Adiyogi, Lord Shiva, on the occasion of Mahashivratri…

India announces Padma award winners

Political stalwarts Murli Manohar Joshi and Sharad Pawar, former Lok Sabha speaker PA Sangma, cricketer Virat Kohli and Carnatic musician KJ Yesudas are among the 89 people chosen for this year’s Padma awards. Joshi, Pawar, Sangma and Yesudas are among seven to be awarded the Padma Vibhushan, country’s second highest…

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