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Sadhguru answers a confused seeker’s question on how one can recognize whether one is enlightened or not. Sadhguru explains that enlightenment is not something that you do, it is something that blossoms when one’s mind, body, emotion and energy are cultivated to their peak potential.

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A questioner wonders, what is the difference between the way of Buddha and of Shiva? Sadhguru answers, it is not a question of difference, rather, of which aspect of Shiva that Buddha explored. He describes the way in which the spine of the spiritual process offered by Shiva was spread through the work of Agastya Muni, Buddha and others.

On the occasion of Buddha Pournami, Sadhguru tells us what it means and what it takes to be a Buddha…

Sadhguru: A person who grows on the spiritual path cannot ignore Gautama because his presence has become so dominant. In his own lifetime, he had forty thousand monks who went out to spread the spiritual process. In his own silent way, he changed the world forever. He has been one of the greatest spiritual waves on the planet. Buddha Pournami has always been significant in the yogic culture and was always a very auspicious day in any spiritual aspirant’s life, but today, in commemoration of Gautama Buddha we named it after him. On that full moon evening over 2500 years ago, a man blossomed into a being.
One who is above his intellect, one who is no longer a part of his mind, is a Buddha.

Though people generally associate the word Buddha with Gautama, he is not the only Buddha. There have been thousands of Buddhas on this planet and there still are. “Bu” means Buddhior the intellect.

One who is above his intellect, one who is no longer a part of his mind, is a Buddha.

Right now, most people are just a bundle of thoughts, emotions, opinions, and of course, prejudices. Please see, what you consider as “myself” is just a jumble of things that you have gathered from outside. Whichever kind of situations you were exposed to, that is the kind of nonsense you have gathered in your mind. Your mind is society’s garbage bin because you have no choice about what to take and what not to take. Whoever goes that way throws something into your head. You can enshrine this nonsense as divinity if you want but it will not become divinity; it is just simple mind. There is another way to experience life and go beyond the process that you call as mind. To do this, you need to shut the garbage bin and keep it aside.

The mind is a phenomenal thing, but if you get stuck to it, it will take you for a ride endlessly. If you are in the mind, you are a nonstop suffering human being – you cannot help it. Suffering is inevitable. Maybe when you are watching the sunset, it is so beautiful that you forget everything, but your suffering is sitting right behind you like a tail. The moment you look back, it is right there. What you call as “my happiness,” are those moments when you forgot your suffering. As long as you are in the mind, fears, anxieties and struggles are inevitable; that is the nature of the mind.

The process of yoga is to see how to go beyond the mind. Only when you are beyond the mind can you really be yourself.

It is because people are unable to bear the torture of the mind that they have devised many ways in society to go below the mind. Excessive eating, alcohol, excessive indulgence in physical pleasures, these are all ways to go below the mind. People use them and for a few moments they forget the torture. You hit the bottle and sleep. For a few hours your mind does not bother you anymore because you have gone below the mind. There is great pleasure and it is so relaxing because suddenly the tortures of your mind are not there. So you get deeply addicted to it.

But the nature of the evolutionary process is such that this being which was below the mind has right now evolved into the mind. If it wants to become free, it has to go beyond the mind. There is no such thing as going back. If by using a chemical you go below the mind, you will see, life always catches up with you with more intensity after that is over. It is always so. Suffering intensifies. The process of yoga is to see how to go beyond the mind. Only when you are beyond the mind can you really be yourself.

Source: Isha Sadhguru


We think that time is something mechanical and a fact. These great enlightened beings prove that time is just a product of the mind. You’ll also get great advice on how to live joyfully in the present moment.

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Eckhart Tolle: 00-07:33
Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev: 07:37-12:22
Jiddu Krishnamurti 12:27-16:59
Bentinho Massaro 17:03-25:40
Mooji 25:45-29:06
Rupert Spira 29:10-36:13
Osho 36:18-40:02

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Thought leader, visionary, philanthropist, mystic, and yogi Sadhguru presents Western readers with time-tested technologies to achieve absolute well-being.

The founder of the Isha Foundation, an all-volunteer organization involved in large-scale humanitarian, educational, and environmental projects, Sadhguru is a thought leader on a epic scale. His mission is to improve the quality and experience of life, from the individual to the global. He has distilled a system of practices from the ancient yogic sciences that will deepen your perception and bring about a shift in the very way you experience your life, work, relationships, and the world you inhabit. It is a profound system of self-exploration and transformation, based on the radical premise that it is possible for a human being to evolve consciously. Unlike biological evolution, which happens without your conscious participation, spiritual evolution can happen consciously. All it takes is willingness.

TEDxMICA — Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev-Inner Engineering

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, a yogi and profound mystic of our times, is a visionary humanitarian and a prominent spiritual leader. A contemporary Guru, rooted as strongly in mundane and pragmatic matters as he is in inner experience and wisdom, Sadhguru works tirelessly towards the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of all. His mastery of the mechanisms of life, an outcome of his profound experience of the Self, guides in exploring the subtler dimensions of life.

Sadhguru speaks at some of the world’s most prominent international leadership forums. In January 2007, he participated in four panels at the World Economic Forum and spoke on issues ranging from diplomacy and economic development, to education and the environment. In 2006, he addressed the World Economic Forum, the Tallberg Forum in Sweden, and the Australian Leadership Retreat. He has also served as a delegate to the United Nations Millennium Peace Summit and the World Peace Congress.

Sadhguru’s vision and understanding of modern social and economic issues have led to interviews with BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, CNNfn, and Newsweek International. His insights are regularly featured in India’s leading national newspapers. A well-known public figure, he regularly draws crowds of more than 300,000 people for his public talks and “sathsangs” (group meditation).

You Can Know Life Only Now – This Is The Moment

Published on Apr 25, 2016

In this video, Sadhguru speaks about tomorrow as an idea, not a reality. This moment is the only reality. So, just behold it.
Yogi, mystic and visionary, Sadhguru is a spiritual master with a difference. An arresting blend of profundity and pragmatism, his life and work serves as a reminder that yoga is a contemporary science, vitally relevant to our times.

Ancient Wisdom in Modern Times – Deepak Chopra and Sadhguru, moderated by Ms. Chandrika Tandon

Published on Oct 21, 2015

Discussion between Deepak Chopra and Sadhguru about Ancient wisdom in modern times in Bharath Vidhya Bhavan, New York, moderated by Chandrika Tandon.


Published on Oct 2, 2014

Domestic violence is rooted in human instability. Human evolution has brought us to a state of higher intelligence of which we need to learn to control. Cultural influence needs to produce more stable human beings early on to control intelligence and reduce violence.


Yogi, mystic and visionary, Sadhguru is a spiritual master with a difference. An arresting blend of profundity and pragmatism, his life and work serves as a reminder that yoga is a contemporary science, vitally relevant to our times.

How do I know if Enlightenment has happened? – Sadhguru answers

Sadhguru explains that if enlightenment happens it will be so clear that it’s not something one can miss.

What is Enlightenment? Sadhguru

A seeker asks Sadhguru what enlightenment is. Sadhguru discusses various aspects of what it means to be enlightened.

How do I Become Enlightened? Sadhguru

A seeker asks Sadhguru what they should do to become enlightened. Sadhguru explains that enlightenment is not an achievement, it’s a homecoming

Shekhar Kapur asks Sadhguru about “After Death”

What happens when a person dies? Sadhguru

Sadhguru gives details of the process of dying, the pranic body, and what happens at the time of death.

“There are only two types of people Mystics and Mistakes,” says Sadhguru,leaving readers in no doubt of the category to which they belong! That sounds damning.But mistakes can thankfully be rectified.And that is the hope this book holds out to seekers.It reminds us that each one of us can make the journey-from error to enlightenment,from self-deception to self-discovery – if only we choose.

Yogi, mystic and visionary, Sadhguru is a spiritual master with a difference. An arresting blend of profundity and pragmatism, his life and work serve as a reminder that yoga is not an esoteric discipline from an outdated past, but a contemporary science, vitally relevant to our times. Probing, passionate and provocative, insightful, logical and unfailingly witty, Sadhguru’s talks have earned him the reputation of a speaker and opinion-maker of international renown. With a celebratory engagement with life on all levels, Sadhguru’s areas of active involvement encompass fields as diverse as architecture and visual design, poetry and painting, ecology and horticulture, music and sports.

Sadhguru is also the founder of Isha Foundation, a non-profit organization which has been dedicated to the wellbeing of the individual and the world for the past three decades. Isha Foundation does not promote any particular ideology, religion, or race, but transmits inner sciences of universal appeal.

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‘Sadhguru – More than a life’ – A Biography by Arundathi Subramaniam

A video intro to ‘Sadhguru – More than a life’ – A Biography by Arundhathi Subramaniam. By Penguin Publishing.

Sadhguru interviewed on ABC News

In this riveting interview on Australia’s ABC News, Sadhguru answers questions about current affairs, the economy and human well-being.

Starting with a question on corruption, Sadhguru speaks on the topic of inclusion and the role of enlarging ones identity to include a larger whole. Responding to a query about the state of the economy in Asia and India, he then touches upon how spirituality can have a positive impact on the leadership of the world.

Sensationalism in the media and the War on Terror form another key aspect of the interview, while the last question explores the role of religion and spirituality in the world.

“In Conversation with the Mystic” is an exclusive series, exploring topics that are vital to the world we live in. Questioning existing models and bringing about real solutions are what form the essence of these interactive episodes in which the foremost leaders across various fields bring their expertise to the table. Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev shows the path with his unparalleled clarity and vision, bringing with him the experience of heading an international volunteer-run organization.

This event’s guest speaker is K. V. Kamath, Chairman of Infosys Limited, the second-largest IT services company in India, and non-executive chairman of ICICI Bank, India’s largest private bank. Sadhguru and Mr. Kamath explored topics ranging from inspiration in the workplace, to corruption, to revolutionizing education today.

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