This Indian Mystic Drops KNOWLEDGE BOMBS (I’m Speechless!) | Sadhguru on Impact Theory


Pain is a good thing physically because that is your preservation self-preservation mechanism But suffering is something that you do in your mind So pain that happens in your body you take it in your mind and multiply it a thousand times or a million times depending on how capable you are and Suffer it a million times over right now Most human beings are like this what happened ten years ago. They can still suffer What may happen day after tomorrow they already suffer? They are not suffering life they think they are suffering like they are not suffering life they are suffering the two most Fantastic faculties that human beings alone have a vivid sense of memory and a fantastic sense of imagination Thanks for tuning in to this episode of impact theory sponsored by our friends at Skillshare enjoy the episode Everybody welcome to impact theory Today’s guest is a mystic and New York Times bestselling author who has built one of the largest nonprofit organizations in the world named one of the 50 most influential people in all of India not bad considering the country has 1.3 billion people He has been invited to speak at some of the most prestigious international conferences on the planet including the world peace summit the United Nations and the World Economic Forum His mission is to raise every human being to the peak of their potential and to that aim. He established the Isha Foundation Which with headquarters in both India and the US has implemented several large-scale human? Service projects designed to uplift rural areas help with education reform and environmental stewardship as well as holistic and healthy living He’s also written several Profoundly transformational books including inner engineering a Yogi’s guide to joy and Adi yogi the source of yoga so Please help me in welcoming the contemporary spiritual leader with millions of global followers the man who has cracked irreverent jokes everywhere from MIT to Google on things both mystical and highly practical the Uncompromising said guru Welcome I am beyond excited to have you on the show Going and looking at your What you’re trying to accomplish in the world? is very much in line with what we’re trying to do in terms of human potential which I think is super exciting, but we definitely We go about it in very different ways and reading your book I was really impacted and so Getting to dive deeper into this I think is gonna be a lot of fun and I think the first place to start walk me through what you mean by Potential like what? What do you think is human potential? So yeah every Christian From a worm insect bird plant tree everybody All of them are trying to be full-fledged lives If one sees What’s happening beneath earth in terms of the root systems? It is an enormous effort for a plant or a tree to become a full-fledged tree Well an apple tree is not trying to be an oak tree but an apple tree wants to be a full-fledged apple tree that Effort is on in every life So is it in human beings? But the problem with Humanity is just this That for every other creature Nature has drawn two lines Within these two lines they live and die So their idea of full-fledge is hitting the ceiling of their life But if a human being hits a ceiling he gets frustrated and miserable Because Nature this process of evolution has delivered to us to a place where there is only the bottom line There is no top line though. Some human beings are trying to breach the bottom line and go below That what else is going on so essentially what human life is is When life was in the other forms of life that you see on the planet Nature determined a certain compulsive instinctive ways of functioning once you become human These lines have been removed You can act consciously That means what you call as human potential is not of any kind of measurable limit It can go as far as you desire or us as far as you have the courage to walk So when we say human potential unleashing human potential It is not about reaching the peak It is a trajectory Because what our life is Is a combination of a certain amount of time and energy? Time is rolling away for all of us at the same pace If you sit it rolls away if you sleep it rolls away If you do something it goes away. If you don’t do anything, it goes away. You’re happier miserable it goes away Time is running out for all of us so it’s only the energy that you can do different things with if you bring your energies to a certain level of intensity and possibility What somebody does in 10 years, you may do it in one year this means if you live here 400 years it feels like in people’s in impact that you’re created. It feels like you lived here for a thousand years Simply because you have managed your life energies in a certain way So for me a human being being impactful means How conscious have you become this is very important because if you’re in compulsive cycles then your energy gets wasted in so many things if you absorb people In a day, let’s say let’s take 24 hours in that. Anyway, most people buy prescription in America. They sleep for eight hours So eight hours means one-third of life is gone in the remaining two-thirds they have to eat they have to you know shower Bathroom this that all this another two three hours gone So literally 50% of life is gone daily basis just for basic maintenance of this life 50% of the time is gone and maintenance Remaining 50% what they have If you look at every single move that they may make with their body their thought process their emotions You will see a whole lot of it is happening in compulsive cycles Or in other words if you a little sensitive to life, you will realize you are the biggest issue in your life So this is one thing that I’m trying to do with people that you are never the issue in your life I am NOT the issue my thought my emotion my body is never the issue My thought my emotion my energy and my body are my instruments. It’s a function They are not impediments in my life But I would say for 90% of the human beings their own body Then the compulsions of the body the compulsions of their thought the compulsions of their emotions are ruling them most of the time So when you yourself for a problem? Well, you’re on self-help So, how do you begin to break out of that like if we’re all stuck in these compulsive patterns How do you gain the consciousness that you’re talking about and begin to I don’t know if the words go beyond elevate Like how do you stop being in that endless cycle? Everybody wants a solution, but nobody wants to delve into the problem and see what is the nature of the problem that we have The nature of the problem is like this Why are we compulsive? What is it? That’s compulsive about us Compulsion means we are going to the same place again. And again, that means we’re going in circles The nature of physical existence in the universe is such whether you take an atom an individual atom or the cosmic space Everything that’s physical is always in cyclical moment The atoms are doing their circles. The solar system is doing his stuff. The galaxies are doing their stuff Our own bodies are going through cycles. In fact, we are born because of the cycles in our mother’s bodies That’s why we are born So entire physical nature is born out of cyclical moment. That means compulsiveness. So do not misunderstand Compulsiveness as something bad. It’s the basis of your existence It is a good platform But you’re supposed to stand on the platform and act Right. Now you have become the platform. So somebody else will dance on you Interesting. That’s so my thing and part of what drives me is getting Getting efficient at achieving your goal Which I’m sure is less their goal for you. So for me, I I am interested in actually executing on my potential so Transferring my ability to do something into the actual thing So the easy example I give people is what does what does impact mean for you leaving a footprint? Not quite so I have a very specific kind of impact that I’m trying to have which is to help people Actuate their potential so I think that a lot of people They are capable of extraordinary things and I think that to your point about joy I think one of the things that’s absolutely foundational to joy is growth And so getting people on a path where they believe it that way. That’s Foundational to joy joy is foundational to growth, isn’t it? Probably yes, but I don’t have an insight as to what came first Which is exactly why you’re here. No, no, there is substantial medical and scientific evidence to show that Only when you’re in a pleasant state of experience your body and your brain works at its best there’s no argument about them There’s enough evidence to show that So whatever impact or success or reaching goals or growth or whatever you say on One level in the physical world. It’s about how well you harness your physiological and your psychological process, isn’t it? Whether your body and mind works against you or works for you. This is a big difference So there is enough evidence to show only when you’re in pleasant levels of experience this happens best So obviously joy is first then growth if you’re joyful constantly and you have no fear of suffering because you understand all human experience comes from within you and So you have managed to create the kind of experience that you want now growth is possible and riddled If you have the fear of falling down and suffering, you will not go very high, isn’t it? So, how do you work through that? How do you help people on that path? Many ways to look at it. One of the simplest ways to see it is all human experience has a chemical basis to it Right now let us say your joyful If you look at your chemistry, it’ll be in a certain way Let’s say your miserable. If you check your chemistry, it’ll be a completely different way now we have a technology that With which you create a chemistry of blissfulness So my chemistry is blissful doesn’t matter what’s happening The drama around me is happening in so many different ways but This is a privilege that I have kept for myself Me being joyful or miserable me being peaceful or disturbed These privileges have not given it to anybody else. I kept them to myself I think every human being should do that that the privileges of the nature of your experience must be in your hand because when you try to act in the world There are many many forces All of them will not always cooperate Sometimes they cooperate many times They will not cooperate many times. They’ll turn against you. This is the nature of the world. That’s how it should be World will never happen hundred percent your way. And I’m glad it is so because if it all happened your way, where do I go? I’m glad it’s not happening your way little bit my way little bit your way a little bit. Somebody else’s way That’s how the world should be. It’s very interesting Is there a way to avoid? Falling into those traps. Like I know that you’ve taken some Very different approaches at least from American set of eyes to raising your daughter and not wanting her not wanting to put a lot of teachings on her is That to avoid dogma. Is it to avoid closing doors? because you think you know something like how do we if we were gonna have kids and raise them in a way that Stopped them from falling into some of these traps. What would we do? How many parents were there And encourage their children not to be identified with parents Not to be identified with a religion that they follow Not to be identified with their racial and national and other prejudices that they hope The all thing the things are sacred, isn’t it? Yes These are the things which destroy human potential whether you want to turn a human being see I see this term when it Really hurts me when people say it’s very common only in America. I hear this I was raised as Whatever Catholic or Baptist or a Christian or Muslim or whatever else I was raised See, you must raise only cattle and sheep You don’t raise human beings. You have to cultivate a human being you have to give space and give support of love and support so that a human being grows because Every human being is capable of a unique possibility Raising means what a flock is what you race you don’t raise an individual, isn’t it? That’s very interesting so for this We need to come to a certain level of maturity within ourselves The most fundamental thing is our children need not look like us do not think like us need not act like us Need not be as in any way a child is not a legacy It’s a life and It is an individual life It has to be what it has to be well if I do not influence right now the fear is if I do not influence somebody on the street will influence the child on the Social media, they will influence the child. So to to cultivate a child so that They know That the intrinsic intelligence and being human is more important than being influenced by this or that it doesn’t matter what it is Whether it’s parentage, or it’s a priest or it’s a guru or it’s a pundit. It doesn’t matter who Influence is not important. What is important is the intrinsic intelligence finding its full potential? And do you think is we grow up in a modern context that? We can avoid adopting those Beliefs you talked one time. I thought this is so interesting about how every time you get a belief It’s like a conclusion and every conclusion is a death unto itself and it’s like shutting a door on something. Yes other ways See you just see You look at your own picture when you were 5 years of age. It’s like this Slowly it’s becoming like this. What is it you’re dying in installments The more conclusions you make the less alive you become this all that’s happened to people they call this knowledge This is not knowledge. This is just conclusions that you’re drawing about everything See with all this scientific Exploration the fact is that even today we do not know one single atom in its entirety We know how to use them we know how to use everything on this planet, but we don’t know what damn thing about anything over 90% or 99% of an atom is empty. We don’t know what that emptiness contains Over 99% of the cosmos is empty. We don’t know what that is So this is like I give you a million piece. Jigsaw But you found in your hands you have only three of them With these three you make a picture and you’re euphoric that you made a picture Well, I’m sorry There are million pieces to this Has anybody gather all the pieces now, then don’t make a picture? You’ve talked about the only way to really make change is to turn inward As we look inward turn inward go inward What are we? Are we working on awareness consciousness? like what is the See right now, what are the instruments of your experience? You know, you’re here only because you can see hear smell Taste and touch. This is the only way you know that you’re here right now Suppose you doze off don’t okay suppose you doze off You don’t know that you’re here, isn’t it? Yes Even though you’re here your heart is beating everything is functioning The world is on we are all here But you won’t know that you’re here nor will you know that I’m here or anybody else is here, isn’t it? Yes, all that’s happened is life is on full on even within you only thing is these five Sensory organs have shut down So your entire experience of life right now is happening because you can see hear smell taste and touch Just look at the nature of the sensory organs in the very nature their outward bound, isn’t it? Can you roll your eyeballs inward and scan yourself now? There is a shall I give you a bad example, sir Your our nose is located now right above our mouth suppose you don’t brush your teeth for three days Though this nose is right here it won’t tell you you have not brushed your teeth The whole room will know you have not brushed your teeth, but you will not know this is the human predicament It’s very easy to see what’s wrong with this guy what’s wrong with her what’s wrong with her It’s very it takes a lot of observation to see what’s wrong with this that level of keenness of observation is missing in most people they need to cultivate that and So it’s tempting to when reading your book and hearing your story. It’s tempting to Say oh this is how he cultivated that whether it’s sitting in the tree that was swaying and then doing swaying meditation Is that actually how you cultivated it or is there something else because somebody watching right now? they they want to be able to begin to access this and If it’s a simple letting go of belief and Dogma or if it’s awareness of this Belief, and Dogma is not simple. Mmm It’s not simple people are who they are only because of what they believe and what they have a hell like that Because without this they don’t know where they belong To live here without belonging to anything but still involved with everything Takes a lot Most people belong but they’re not involved It is like belonging is like an insurance policy. It’s simply their involvement takes you To be constantly involved with people around you. It takes you to be conscious and on but I belong to you I Don’t have to do anything. I have professed already. I belong to you. I’m married to you. I belong to you Legally it is settled So I don’t have to be conscious of you nor do I have to be involved with you still I belong to you so belonging means belonging believing or Identifying simply means you have found a way to sleep through your life. It’s called sleep when we say, you know people usually use this term with Animals, if you said we put our cat to sleep What does it mean to you? For real that they killed their hair. Yes So I’m talking about sleep in that context. I Believe this I belong to this. I’m identified with this means it’s sleep That means you’re partially dead you made conclusions which takes away the life that bubbles within you this is why people are walking around like They’re dying in installments Yeah, so the notion of not knowing the notion of responsibility are two things that are Really powerful and can I just connect the two agent? Yeah Not knowing is not a notion it’s a fact okay It’s not a notion. You really do not know damn thing about this existence, isn’t it? Yes We don’t even know a blade of grass in its entirety. We do not know a single item in its entirety We do not know a single cell in this body in its complete context. We do not We know some things we can manipulate a few things, but we don’t know much about it. So It’s like this, let’s say we turn off all the lights If the lights are on you can whistle and just walk around wherever you want in this building We’ll turn off all the lights and make it pitch dark where you can’t even see your own hand like that Now every step that you take will you take it in but most alertness? Will you be fully awake or asleep? For your wake only awake why because you don’t know where the next step Just to live like this if you simply live like this Naturally you are on the highway to enlightenment Everybody assume and believe because it’s comfortable To simply believe something the very word belief means this That I have concrete concrete iced assumptions of which I know nothing about Isn’t it? Mm-hmm? Isn’t it so yeah Either, you know, or you do not know where does the belief come from? When you pretend what you do not know as I know That’s belief But you can’t believe something all by yourself So you need a hundred people around you? That’s why always believers are in groups Seekers are alone Talk to me about a seeker. What what is the seeker? Is that something useful to cultivate? You don’t have to cultivate this. This is intrinsic to human intelligence if you do not bullshit yourself With all kinds of things that you do not know as you know Its intrinsic to human intelligence to seek Isn’t it? Yes, you don’t have to teach seeking you have to teach belief systems You don’t have to teach seeking if you don’t teach anything Everybody is a seeker. It is the nature of human intelligence. It naturally seeks But people want to seek with the comfort of belief They want to be in the belief system and then seek this is like tying your boat to the pier and then Rowing hard, it’s good. It’s not bad because it gives you good exercise. It’s like being on the treadmill Most people are on the treadmill because they are not walking or running to go somewhere They just trying to turn their muscles. It’s perfectly fine. So If that’s all you wish to do, it’s fine But if you want to go somewhere you can’t tie your boat and then row, isn’t it? If you just let it go even if you don’t row it will go What do you tell people about responsibility It’s just your ability to respond. You have to make up your mind. Do you want to retain your ability to respond to? every situation that may arise or may not arise in your life or Do you want to surrender your ability to respond? This is something everybody should make up their mind on do you have Practices to keep yourself so open and so joyful life That’s what else Life is an openness Death is closing, isn’t it? That is a closure Life is a possibility if you’re just alive everything is open Tell me can you be alive suppose you don’t like me? So you don’t want to inhale what I exhale Stop breathing and exist for some time. Let me see possible. Yes without breathing for a little while How is little how much is little for you to hold my breath yeah, I don’t know 30 second second ten minutes Definite eminence. So I’m saying if you don’t like me your dislike will not go away in 30 seconds, isn’t it? Yeah, for sure suppose. I hate you. I don’t want to breathe. Inhale what you exhale? Hmm. I Will die within myself, isn’t it? Yes This all people are doing to themselves. I like this guy. I don’t like that guy This is somebody I allow that somebody I hate this is belongs to me. This doesn’t belong to me They just killing themselves step by step They are planning to die in inch If you want to live here you are You must make up your mind whether you want to live or you want to die You want to know the certainty of death in life? This is called belief. This is called belonging. This is called identification Because you are trying to find the certainty of death in the seamless process of life It’s very interesting When you I mean you spend a lot of time Speaking. What do you hope people take away? Is there one core thing that you really want people to be touched by? Fundamentally if people understand that the source of human experience is within you Joy are misery agony or ecstasy pleasure or pain Everything comes from within you if you understand this much if I understand Suppose right now. I think I’m miserable because of you. Hmm. There’s no solution for my life, isn’t it? Because all you have to do is walk in front of my home. I will become miserable So simple it is you don’t have to kill me you just have to walk around in front of me I will die within myself every day If I understand the source of my joy and misery within me Then you know, what’s the obvious choice? Joy Obvious choice, isn’t it? So this one fundamental thing has to get across to all the human beings on this planet Your experience is entirely determined by you This is what the word karma means. Unfortunately. It’s become something else here karma means action that means When we say your life is your karma. We are saying your life is entirely your making 100% What happens in the world? There are many many forces involved what happens within me. It’s 100 percent me 100 percent, isn’t it? Yes if you don’t take charge of this Then you’re an accidental life when you’re an accidental life anxiety is very natural Naturalistic hmm suppose you are driving accidentally That is you don’t know what’s happening and you simply somehow going anxiety is natural or no? Yes Any accidental moment creates anxiety? So this is why consciousness means this that you have taken charge of the instruments of life Which on most fundamental level is our physiological and psychological space you have taken charge of this? Now your health your happiness your joy your ecstasy your misery. Everything is in your hands you Exercise them as you want Going back to what you said about focus in your book you talk about something I thought was so interesting to set the faucet to a certain drip rate and do nothing but Focus on the dripping of the faucet for like seven minutes or something What idea is to pay attention to something which has no relevance to you? say people have Have divided the universe. This is important. This is not important. This person is important for me This person is not important to me. This is important for me. That’s not important for me You divided the universe you will never know anything this way indiscriminate focus Indiscriminate attention. I’m not attending to you because you are somebody with a cobra in your heart. All right It doesn’t matter who I speak to who I am with and the same way indiscriminate Only when your attention and involvement is indiscriminate Does the universe open up to you? You have discriminated Naturally you close, you know people come to me and say Sadhguru. I want to walk the spiritual path. I Say, okay Be here for three days Let’s see what we can say no such group day after tomorrow. My uncle’s daughter’s birthday. I have to go oh you want to get enlightened and Day after tomorrow uncle’s daughter’s birthday also. All right, we got one and a half days You do one thing you do this this and this as a circle, but I don’t like this All right, I give them a small piece of paper And say okay write down things that you like we’ll do only don’t do that You won’t believe it in this entire universe. Most people like only three or four things When you’re so constipated in your head That you like only three or four people are three or four things in your life How do you want to open up to the existence? Because life is happening because of its openness This is a fundamental difference between death and life is People are thinking is just breath All right on one level that is also openness whether you allow this to happen or you don’t allow it to happen Whether you did it consciously or unconsciously, but it’s happening Isn’t it openness is on every subatomic particle is in communication with everything? That’s why this is going on breath is happening so much is happening in connection with everything. It is only in openness You’re alive as you Close doors you are dying in installments Dying in installments is torture see Life is fantastic. If you’re alive and fully alive, if you’re dead, it’s good. At least the neighbors may think so This may sound very not so compassionate, but I’m saying Everybody dies you and me will die. All right if you dead it’s the game is over, but if you’re half dead, oh This is endless torture to yourself when you are being tortured, of course, you’ll share it with everybody else Talk to me about your motorcycle accident and having to have your calf served back together, which is without anesthesia How’s that possible? Not that young anymore? Today I would But the notion of the difference between pain and suffering I thought was very useful The pain is physiological its death. It was no pain. Most people would not even know how to protect themselves See just because there’s no pain in the sea. What all you’ve done to it Hmm see there’s no pain in this so that’s why you took it off if there’s no pain in your nose Maybe you would have taken it off Because they’re many advantages you will take in about 22% extra oxygen if you just remove this one thing contraption Wherever there is no pain people are messing with it like crazy, isn’t it? They call this hairstyle they call it so many things suppose there was no pain in the entire body in Los Angeles people would pull out their stomach bag and You think they wouldn’t do it not the father one Only pain is helping them to preserve themselves. Isn’t it? The pain is good. There’s no physiological pain Most people would not know I here in the United States. There’s one group they call themselves something. I forget that word They’re actually cutting their fingers off their hands off on the video Well, they’re posting it online There’s a group like that. Whoa. Can you imagine now in spite of so much pain if there is no pain? Almost everybody would have cut themselves off in so in the name of fashion, they would have cut themselves into ribbons so pain is a good thing physically because that is your preservation self preservation mechanism But suffering is something that you do in your mind So pain that happens in your body You take it in your mind and multiply it a thousand times or a million times depending on how capable you are or how stupid you are and Suffer it a million times over right now Most human beings are like this what happened ten years ago. They can still suffer What may happen day after tomorrow they already suffer? They are not suffering life they think they are suffering life they are not suffering life they are suffering the two most Fantastic faculties that human beings alone have a vivid sense of memory and a fantastic sense of imagination why do you think that depression and Anxiety suicide are so rampant right now See one thing is The survival process has become easier than ever before Believe me in the morning if you need a bucket full of water If you had to walk a mile to the river to get one bucket of water And your family needed 25 buckets of water You would have no time to mess yourself Now you have a lot of time to mess yourself because our survival is better organized than ever before Another thing is most human beings do not know how to manage their biochemistry Without physical activity. I have seen a whole lot of people particularly Teenage boys and girls between the ages of 12 and 16 who come to me with some severe Violent problems within themselves if you leave them like that. They may kill themselves or kill somebody else that in that kind of state many of them have even killed their parents, you know, it just happened all over the world and In 2017 when I came to know that in India Which is not so much suicidal in that sense because there’s a huge family support and stuff like that in spite of that In 2017 eighteen thousand six hundred children below 18 years of age committed suicide out of which 7,200 are below 15 years of age So 12 13 14 year-olds Who must be bubbling with life or? Wanting to take their own lives why? Obviously, we’re doing something fundamentally wrong with the society, isn’t it? Yes, our goals and our stupid ideas of what is success is driving them nuts Because we are trying to use our children like racehorses that’s interesting and when you say that is something to that represent us that we’ve turned into something amazing or In what way are they like racehorses when you understand as a race? If you’re in a race what subjective you must reach the finish line quick, isn’t it? Yes, what is the finish line of your life death? There you have it. This may not be a conscious process. But life with the new is understanding it like that When you see you must understand this whether you are conscious it of a conscious of it or not any human being? Right now if you make yourself miserable You must understand you are sending a message to every cell in the body that I don’t want to live You might not have articulated it in your head yet But when you become miserable You notice suddenly your body seems heavy and it’s like doesn’t want to get up from this chair Have you seen this? Yes when you’re happy, you’re willing to bounce it everything and do everything bend backwards if necessary Why this is happening is the message has gone to every cell in the body. This guy wants to die They’re all thinking, okay, what can we do to help him but by then, of course you’ll recover So you want to die you want to live you want to die you want to live? The body is getting confused Because you must understand this is a very intelligent body. It’s taking instructions from you Every cell in the body has an enormous sense of memory and intelligence If you keep sending wrong messages if they act you did Because you’re sending contradictory messages. You are not dead. You’re half dead You can give it any number of exotic names essentially you have turned your intelligence against yourself This is supposed to work for you, but now you’ve turned it against yourself it’s working against you Yeah, I know I’m putting words in your mouth which is very dangerous but the whole notion of being happy I feel like you really address how to live fully in your book inner engineering which I was just really really impacted by if you had to Define what inner engineering is exactly how would you say it? Say do you agree with me that our lives today as a generation of people? Has become far more comfortable and far more convenient simply because of our understanding of science and our Exploitation of that knowledge as technology. Yes. Hmm We are the most comfortable generation ever in the history of humanity. No question about it Isn’t it? Yes, we are super empowered because of the science and technology as it is a science and technology For our external well-being there is a whole science and technology for inner well-being Unfortunately most cultures have ignored this and thinking that if we make all the external arrangements well Everything will be okay The United States of America is a huge statement that this is not how it works The most affluent country on the planet 70% of the population are supposed to be on prescription medication. Yeah Wow What’s the best way for people to interact with you? They don’t have to interact with me because learn from me maybe Because We can talk if inspiration is what you need encouragement was what you need. I’m willing to talk But talks will not bring solutions They will bring some clarity Solution will come only when you take a proper inward step. That’s what inner engineering process is We are doing everything possible to deliver it in as simple and as practical measures as it can be done There was a time it was thought in such a complex way Today we have simplified it broken into five different pieces Offering it as five layers of program so that people can experience it in small doses and slowly step by step They can go I am seeing as you come into more and more affluent societies their steps are far more, babe steps than other people so We’ve broken it into many steps so that small steps You can take one by one and your website is the best place for that. Yes. Okay. It’s a good place to go. Perfect Yessir dot said guru dot org, that’s what it’s called. Okay, and we’ll link to that as well. Our organization is 100% volunteer organization So we’re not professional in our approach and I’m very proud of that because I am NOT interested In how much somebody is doing? I am very interested in how they’re doing it because that’s what changes the quality of who we are Because the content of our life will not change our life it is the context of our life which changes our life That’s interesting. Very interesting because you content you have changed and you see people are not happy Content of our life is Phenomenally enhanced compared to how our grandparents lived here. Isn’t it? Even in this country? Yes Definitely, how can people change their context? That’s what engineering is about if your contact shifts from your psychological and physiological process to the life process that you are Everything has changed Because we must understand this as we sit here this is my body that’s your body. This is my mind that’s your mind But there’s no such thing as this is my life. And that’s your life if this is a living cosmos Everybody is free to capture as much as they want if you capture substantial amount of life Your very presence will become a significant life Otherwise, you will become a mediocre life. This is the important thing. It’s not the knowledge you gather in your head It’s not the muscle that you gather in your body. It’s the life How much of a life for you? This will make you significant in your very presence if world gives us an opportunity We will do something impactful. Otherwise, we’re just a significant presence a huge oak tree standing outside It is not trying to create an impact. It is just impactful if you go under its shade you feel it Otherwise also it’s impactful Most people notice it only when it’s gone What is the impact that you want to have on the world When I was twenty-five years of age when suddenly things burst forth within me and I realized if I sit here without messing myself Naturally, I’m bursting with ecstasy and every cell in my body drips ecstasy. I Thought initially I’m going off my rocker Then again and again when I saw over a period of six to eight weeks When I saw if I just close my eyes, I just burst into ecstatic states So I clearly realized If I don’t mess with my physiological and psychological process ecstasy is the only way to be Nothing to be done. You don’t have to do anything when I realized this. I Sat down and actually planned on that day. The world’s population was 5.6 billion people. I Made a plan in two and a half years time that I will make the world ecstatic No fool like a young fool, you know Now It’s been 37 years Not two and a half years Well, people say we have touched over 500 million people or so Don’t say whoa. You don’t walk my failures Yeah, I guess this was my idea of humanity seven point six billion people 500 million people Time going away. I’m Condemned to die a failure, but I’m a blissful failure. All right, so What we need is just this do you want to live in a Beautiful world means what? beautiful does not mean just a beautiful view of the ocean or something else beautiful means Human life here is pleasant Within every human being the question is not about what I wear what I Drive where I live, but how I am within myself See what we can do in the world is a question of times in which time of history we exist accordingly we do things If we were here hundred years ago, we wouldn’t be recording all this stuff. All right, we would be doing something different But human experience is constant Whichever generation you are you can either be blissed-out or misery always forever it has been so and it will be so so What we can do in the world is subject to many realities of the times But how we can be within ourselves is always a possibility So what is always a possibility must be manifested whether you will run faster than mr Bolt or not whether you will climb Mount Everest or not. This is not the point those things are subject to individual tastes and individual likes and dislikes but Will your experience of life on this planet be pleasant or not? At least this one thing? We must determine that every human beings experience of life on this planet is pleasant that much we must do and it’s doable That is incredible Sokurah thank you so much for being on the show. That was absolutely incredible. Thank you for your time Guys, I can’t recommend his book highly enough. Check it out inner engineering It’s phenomenal if you haven’t already be sure to subscribe and until next time my friends be legendary. Take care Thank you again so much. Wow, that was really What’s up impactive? as’ if you want to acquire new skills or improve the ones you already have then you’re going to Love this as you know a huge part of my life is about acquiring skills that have utility and exist in service of something greater than myself and that is why I Highly recommend Skillshare Skillshare is an online learning community with over 25,000 classes across more skills than you can imagine at impact Theory We view skills share for things like project management marketing analytics and even for our comic book and today Skill share is giving the first 500 people who click on the link in the description to three months to their entire Library of courses that’s 60 days access to literally thousands of courses on whatever topics you choose for No money at all You just have to click on the link in the description below and join the classes that work for you and you will be in very good company as one of the seven million people on Skillshare and Should you decide to stick around beyond your free trial an annual subscription to skill share is less than ten dollars a month That’s nothing for a skill that can very well change your life So go ahead and click on the link in the description below to start Acquiring those skills today and until next time my friends be legendary. Take care Look at yourself in 10 15 20 years time and ask yourself the question Is that where I want to be and if the answer is no Then you need to find a new pub to just get to understand yourself You don’t know what you need in your life until you figure out who you are


100 Responses

  1. Tom Bilyeu

    May 21, 2019 5:34 pm

    "Human potential is not of any kind of measure limit. It can go as far as you desire, and as far as you have the courage to walk." – Sadhguru. Comment what you think of this interview! 🙌

  2. Roughy Dad

    November 7, 2019 5:52 pm

    A Mystic who has comprehended the deep meanings of Vedas and Purans is the eternal being and has transcended into a mind of consciousness that existed 5000 years ago. A mind more than a galaxy. Lots of love.

  3. plumeria66

    November 7, 2019 11:28 pm

    I disagree. If you want healing, do not embrace the pain. Let it go. Do not hold on to it. Holding on to pain is what causes people to be unhappy and and to project their pain to others and spread it. Acknowledge your pain. Understand it if you can. But let it go. Then stop absorbing pain from others. Once you don’t absorb pain and let go of exist pain, you never have pain.

  4. Michael Hood

    November 8, 2019 12:19 pm

    How to Heal Pains
    Take your Hand and imagine
    your Love going there in the Hurt keep doing that it will get warm and feel better 👹👹👹

  5. szolanek

    November 9, 2019 1:36 pm

    The guy was pro, I never catch him watching some monitor, he could probably follow it and remembering for his "must ask" questions.
    Sadhguru was brilliant as always. One just wonders that he is never bothered with "what is all this agony for" question. Why would he?

  6. sibi sanjay

    November 10, 2019 10:10 am

    46:58 He spoke about his failure last year too in this video navigate to time 14.30.
    He claims he has no wisdom in-spite of preaching so much. I admire his modesty.

  7. BrokenWishbone

    November 10, 2019 1:05 pm

    Thanks for interviewing him, I have been listening to his wise words for about 6 months now. Literally life changing perspective has been introduced to me, believe it.

  8. Valentine Moyo

    November 10, 2019 6:46 pm

    Tom, mate, at the beginning of this video it was clear you were high off that SADGHURU juice, who wouldn't he's a goat but I admire how you took back control of this interview. You're awesome dude!

  9. HIT MAN

    November 11, 2019 2:09 am

    this is what i like about westerns,,u can talk sense with them,,,but man oh man u cant talk anything sensible with muslims,very difficult and rigid thinking they have

  10. sreenivas gani

    November 11, 2019 6:54 am

    This is really truth seeking generation….truth is always like a mother….can do anything for us….there were so many big things happened in the human history cos of their minds were limited only to both animal and social mindness…it's small and dangerous to the life here…but now it's completely about what is this called me…me…me…and me…and it's original happiness…. sadhguru is our light to travel to into deep our existence… namaste

  11. Tavoi Aiono

    November 12, 2019 2:39 am

    Everything is your fault alone. Based on energy and vibration. You create worlds by default thru your mind and emotions.

  12. kiberenigest sebez

    November 12, 2019 5:23 pm

    he said nothing that is unknown to average person with common sense. this guy telling you potential this and that . of course these potential only be realized within the limitation of human nature and it will be so by effort not by meditation . therefore , you can mediate deeply still you will not levitate . you can meditate 100hurs still you will never change your body's chemistry in such a way that you get rid of skin wrinkle or recolored your gray hair etc, in conclusion , yoga no different than gymnastic , and meditation is no different than sitting in a park. gymnastic or spending time in park will not bring any lasting change or get rid of wrinkle or immune you from disease . mental peace , can be achieved by reading interesting book, by worshiping, by being religious, by being researcher, by doing good things, by helping poor etc. so why these Indians push yoga, yoga , meditation ? simply , they are creating industry in which they get money as they feed you sweat talks, jocks, fabulous stories . conclusion – meditation or yoga no matter how they wanted it to look secret knowledge that empower, at the end of the day it is just like sitting in a park. so reject these swindlers

  13. vikas luthra

    November 12, 2019 5:27 pm

    Thanks sadhguru .. you are just phenomenal. Your words just brought tears in my eyes.. I am just speechless.. so much inner wisdom are just amazing..if I bring in even 1 percent change in myself as per your life will be joyful.. thanks to you .. love you

  14. Just* Anything

    November 12, 2019 6:33 pm

    Tom you have no idea how lucky you are to interview Sadguru, see him and talk to him in your lifetime. We Indian are soooooo much in aww of him. Our love and respect for Sadguru has no boundary. He is a gift to humanity. So lucky he was born in India since I am an Indian myself.

  15. david arnaud

    November 12, 2019 6:39 pm

    Tom im so glad that you get Sadhguru to talk with you and sharing with everyone !!! im following Sadhguru since a long time now and he is so worthy for our understanding of life and who we are in term of organism .thank you ever so much Tom

  16. Boundless Life cooking

    November 13, 2019 10:21 am

    I love all your interviews ,they are very informative ,,,sir you should get Sathguru back in your show ,,cause you took him to his fullest potential,,, love this interview

  17. Logics of a religion

    November 13, 2019 8:30 pm

    If anyone reading my comment, " trust me its one of the most valueable 50 mins of ur life" and I wish ur life to be blissed with pain so that u can learn to survive upto ur potential and blessed with joy so that u can live ur life knowing its real value.

  18. Artemirr Lazaris

    November 14, 2019 8:34 am

    I don't think any of this is wisdom, but of a statement, and it ignores centuries of crime and disunity of other communities.. Its funny how Small non global areas, war .. war.. invention. The glboalisation happens and brings al lteh sothsayers and trouble makers everywhere on the earth, in which in a short time they rob murder kill steal, rape pillage and just stomp and erase the past,, al; with their lies… yet see not the nonsense.. as what he said infront of their own nose… This person speaks what was common sense, until India, asia undermined the local autonomy of the land. Forced multicultural bs, Japanese…. and Korean undermining of the market. hardly a free market. Thus then billionaires made wthrogh corrupt governing practices. Local tel networks destroyed. education revamped to fit migration nonsense. Muslims change laws islam attacks… etc etc et.. so where is my culture that had the rule of law.. and simplicity and understanding its muddled by confusion and liars. I need not the hookie pookie of these men or women… but they certainly can capitvate like a actor / thespian in a theatre.. .its just ot me… technically its injust. Apparently money is currency holder ofa oicety and its manipulated. This pinflation has made salvery… in society. Allowed stupid men, and women into high palces, and buse, and a destruction of the balance fo society. I really don't like any of thes people that moved here. and they should know it, of course they take over entire areas wit htheir concepts fo life, but sut like their nation they seem ot have similar ratio crime inex to their homeleand is it ingrained. Okay the governing ody did you wrong so you don't pay taxes.. import foreng goods to support your home nation.. This doesn't make any sense… Then they just openly attack o ther peope ladn then sell crap products.. and the netire super market makes idiots millions hwile ethe workers are salves. When they could own their own bakery or havea own space share, wth a super market with indpeent shops, I wouldn't destroy I but it would seem it has ot be, since investors took over the businesses built over hudnreds of ears instantly and then abuse people. and must ee more evne at market satarion this is the most fucked up nonsense I have ever seen, the empire club, along with korea, and Asian whe nI look at the populace stagnation, from epoep lnot breedeing its because the asia and migrants breeed iwthotu meaning they take over with crime. Many peoplewere kind and made do and were fabulously talented, instead just taxation encroachment nonsense hate. Whit ehtis, like what is this.. crap? So yeah… I got nothing rom this guy tht normal person houdl figure out for themselves, maybe he should go work in India the land of a million ideals… no center… The nthee is the other center of war tribes which is to take from all… nd conquer all lol.. buch of nonsense.

  19. ClearOutSamskaras

    November 14, 2019 7:05 pm

    I think that this is all me! I think that this has all been put here for me because I am so great! I have no sense of appreciation or struggle or work or effort or blessing and creation and giving back. I think the fawcet, the bathroom, the nice floor beneath my feet, the secure walls in my enclosure, the warm temperature, I think it's all supposed to be here anyway; so now if I want sulk, if I want to be weak and doubtful and manufacture things to be "wrong" with me- GOOD! I deserve this victim time with myself. I deserve to tell myself and present myself as : "hey, i need more, more, more. give me more. why don't i have more? it is because there is something wrong with me (because the other stuff came easy, automatic and without effort). I will wait here, do nothing and complain and respond by being hurt when people are nasty, don't like me and when things don't go my way. I will wait that way because my ungrateful for the things i have now self KNOWS that more stuff that i will be ungrateful for id coming my way: i know this (think this way) because being unthankful makes you feel that way to existence. Your personally held design of what you think your life is and should be becomes the above. It's misery, not to mention just fucking gross, but you become too stupid and ingrained to realize this and to change be healthy and be normal not mention comfortably powerful.

    29:20 Karma and accidental life.

  20. Parama Shiva

    November 15, 2019 7:40 am

    Want some more KNOWLEDGE BOMBS from same part of the world where Sadhguru was born? Check this out:
    Thank me later.

  21. Allright

    November 15, 2019 1:34 pm

    Take a walk in my shoes and then we can talk, or not, because the last person who tried died after 23 steps. The pain of a life waisted …

  22. aithalsujatha

    November 15, 2019 11:50 pm

    Very first thing I observed was, Sadhguruji had shown very Indian gesture, a bit hesitation towards being hugged, indeed I liked it👍

  23. CoffeeThroughTheNose

    November 16, 2019 3:56 pm

    That ear, you can get things done about that. Doesn’t cost much – just a tuck hear and there. At the moment, if you go sailing, the boat will always pull to starboard.

  24. pradeep kumar

    November 17, 2019 5:30 am

    Any youtuber out here. You can use sadhguru's videos on your channel for free and moreover you can monitize them sadhguru himself said this.

  25. Jazmin

    November 17, 2019 5:40 am

    "The privileges of the nature of your experience must be in your hand." How we've let social media completely run opposite to this simple principle these days should be enough to understand our own self-destructive nature.

  26. Souvik Sen

    November 17, 2019 11:01 am

    I love the All Valley/Cobra Kai T-shirt…An that show is awesome!…

    On a more serious note Inner Engineering is the best thing I have ever done in my life. I wish I had met Sadhguru when I was a struggling teenager. I guess it's never too late to seek self transformation.

  27. Souvik Sen

    November 17, 2019 12:24 pm

    "We're trying to use our children like racehorses"……One of the most awesome truths I've heard regarding today's parenting!

  28. pradeep kumar

    November 17, 2019 4:55 pm

    Guys Inner-Engineering is not just book it's program. It changed my life just give it a try you will be awed by its impact.

  29. KB

    November 18, 2019 6:45 am

    This guy is a well known fraud and bullshit artist. Amazing how this guy crawls up his asshole. Vasudev gives mealy mouthed, general answers that are so vague as to be completely useless. He pretends to be some master but is in fact the denizen of a shithole and has some skills in herding fools, but he is a complete fraud, not any kind of guru (they don't exist anyway) and comes from a tradition (Hinduism) which is predicated on Drug use (Rig Veda). Ignore the fool.

  30. Leverett Dean Harris

    November 18, 2019 8:08 pm

    Look in the mirror and there you are, even if you break the mirror. Know thyself and the truth will set u free.
    Listen to that inner voice and take heed and stop challenging it ! I went from a Housing Project to a NYC Townhouse, and have 3 gorgeous exotic Women at my beak and call under the ages of 32 and I AM age 70, blood-pressure 130/80 and have zero body ailments and only use Aleve when one of them jumps unexpectedly into my arms. Stay thirsty my friend.

  31. kumar gaurav

    November 18, 2019 8:18 pm

    In scientific terminology
    Trauma, attacks is the also part of suffering. It means your mentall/psychological state is affected with lots of negative karmas and ideas, we can come over from it .


    November 18, 2019 9:06 pm

    your click-bait attracted me to watch this. I've been blown the "F" away by Sadhguru only for 2 weeks, and I did not expect this interview to that great, but I like you Tom, and my wife like you, so it was like a champion MMA fight, Tom vs Sadhguru. This was awesome, TY for being super great in this interview. I got so much from it. You were a catalyst for Sadhguru to speak to me, and guys like me. You blew me away. you said the word "interesting" a lot LOL


    November 19, 2019 1:45 am

    Tom, I've never seen you so quiet and engaged. Hahahaha! Jokes, jokes. You were truly tuned in and so was I. The Wisdom left us all speechless.

  34. Tanvir 111

    November 19, 2019 5:42 pm

    Know that the life of this world is only play and amusement, pomp and mutual boasting among you, and rivalry in respect of wealth and children, as the likeness of vegetation after rain, thereof the growth is pleasing to the tiller; afterwards it dries up and you see it turning yellow; then it becomes straw. But in the Hereafter (there is) a severe torment (for the disbelievers, evil-doers), and (there is) Forgiveness from Allah and (His) Good Pleasure (for the believers, good-doers), whereas the life of this world is only a deceiving enjoyment“. [Quran57:20]

  35. Ants C

    November 20, 2019 10:27 am

    You can tell this Tom guy was struggling with these altruistic concepts because he was only looking for "get enlightened quick" schemes that he could repackage and sell for a profit.

  36. Andrew Ferreri

    November 20, 2019 12:21 pm

    You learn this and you solve life.

    I had a toxic brain before I consumed and reviewed this content.

    Now my body and mind work for me not against me and its fan fcking tasic!

  37. Ganda Ko

    November 20, 2019 11:02 pm

    around 33:00 It is in openness you're truly alive, when you closed doors you're dying in installment and it's torture. And when you're in torture you want to share it with everybody else.

    I heard it and wept.

  38. Swami Anand Swaroop

    November 20, 2019 11:59 pm

    Namaskaram Sadhguru.. 💗🙏🇳🇵and my sincere thanks to Tom wonderful personality who asked very natural and authentic questions 💗🙏🇳🇵

  39. Hari N

    November 21, 2019 11:26 am

    guru skipped few questions
    34:02 and two others…
    why guru does that way?
    guru doesn't answer few questions…? 🤔

  40. Bimbo Almazan

    November 21, 2019 3:36 pm

    I always love all the talks of Sadhguru. I’ve been following him for more than a year now. He’s just a phenomenal!

  41. Sector 7

    November 21, 2019 5:28 pm

    Sadhguru: Trillions TB

    Sadhguru Speech: TB (otherwise no one will understand)

    Common man Hearing: GB

    Common man Grasps: MB

    Common man reverts: KB

    Common man Imitates: 101010 (Land & Bit)

  42. Happy Chuck Programming

    November 22, 2019 12:56 am

    how to break out of your compulsive cycles and patterns ? why are we compulsive ? why are we going to the same place again and again? why are we going in cycles ?

  43. MoneylessWorld

    November 22, 2019 8:58 am

    Sadhguru is silently belly laughing many times over with the Western state of mind.
    His body literally moves up and down from laughing when another Western oximoron hits him.
    Love this guy and yes, the Western state of mind is indeed very funny, like some fool that makes the same error over and over again because he's missing some vital, simple piece of information.
    I think he's very kind to try and make us see but maybe he's selfish and loves to laugh his ass off or both, win-win. <3

  44. WEB

    November 22, 2019 9:21 am

    More proof that humans really don't know what they're doing…why?… because every single human I've ever known in my entire life is a control freak….we just need to shut up live life be free don't listen to anybody because chances are they don't know what they're talking about unless it's SADHGURU of course. He makes every single person I've ever heard talk about anything from Tony Robbins to Einstein like they don't even know what they're talking about. Wow I luv it…


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