Articles by Sadhguru
- "Ensure that the world speaks about soil because soil is the basis of pure water, (clean air and) the basis of the very life that we are,” said Sadhguru on the occasion of World Earth Day.
The United Nations agencies, with enough scientific data, are saying that the planet has agricultural soil only for another eighty to hundred crops.
In this edited extract from the first chapter of the bestseller, the author states that people seek spirituality because they know they will die.
If we don’t bring them up with some privileges so that they reach the same level as the rest of us some day, it would be unfair
There is sufficient intellect on the planet right now for us to reconsider the fundamentals of religion on this planet. Religion is an inward step. It is something intimate that a human being does within oneself. It is not something that you organise and do on the street. It is a step towards your creator.
If I sit in one way, it is one asana. If I sit in another way, it is another asana. So, innumerable asanas are possible. Out of these innumerable postures that the body can take, 84 fundamental postures have been identified as yogasanas, writes Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev.
The problem with most of us is that we know how to be joyful but don’t know how to sustain it. In other words, when outside situations become conducive, you tend to become a little joyful.
A significant thing that every human being has to do is to structure his/her psychological and emotional framework around the most fundamental fact of life – mortality. Only when you do this, you will naturally become eligible for a spiritual process, to a dimension beyond the mundane.
As long as you live within the limitations of your body and mind, you will suffer. If suffering has not come to you yet, you are in the queue. But every suffering need not happen to you. Sadhguru writes.
The 14th day of every lunar month or the day before the new moon is known as Shivarathri. Among all the 12 Shivarathris that occur in a calendar year, Mahashivarathri, the one that occurs in February-March, is of the most spiritual significance. Sadhguru writes.
Many people believe they are good and others bad. That is the only way they can carry on their missions in the world, Sadhguru writes.
One must always bear in mind that having a good home, eating good food and wearing good clothes are all only means to living well; but not the goals of our life, Sadhguru reports.
Spirituality is not difficult. It is just that there is some subtleness to it that people are unable to understand. The hopelessness of it is that, the very effort that you make to dissolve, is also karma. Sadhguru writes.
Death is the most profound and mysterious aspect of life for most of us because no matter what stories we have heard, we cannot figure out what it is. Neither science nor philosophy is able to figure out what death is.
Every aspect of growth that you know always amounts to accumulation. Your body is growing, that's accumulation. Your business is growing, that's accumulation. Your family is growing, that's accumulation.
Unfortunately, as most humans have not found any sense of deep fulfillment within themselves, they are constantly hankering for dominance. When power becomes a means to dominate, it becomes ugly.
When we are born physically, it is a birth of many possibilities. Biology just delivers you as an animal. It is you who can turn yourself into a full-blown human being and/or a divine soul.
Once you are actively on a spiritual path, some people may tell you, "Now everything will be okay." But being on the spiritual path is not about having everything okay.
Generally, in India, most yogis and mystics choose mountain peaks because they are not frequented by people, they are safe places. They choose rocks to deposit their knowledge in an energy form.
It is important that the spiritual dimension of life is brought into everybody's lives. Why some people develop an allergy to spirituality is because they are told that spirituality means leaving everything and going to the mountains. It is not true. It is better to learn how to be spiritual in your office, in your home, on the streets, or wherever you are. Spirituality is about your interiority, not what you do outside.
Everybody makes a choice, but a choice made in unawareness is compulsion. Let us say you get angry. It is your choice to be angry. You believe that is the way to handle the situation, but the choice is made in such unawareness that it is a compulsion.
Destiny is something that you have been creating unconsciously. You can also create it consciously.
Amavasya means no moon day or new moon day. Whenever something or somebody goes absent, one feels the presence all the more and powerful. On any other day, even the Pournami, it is there; but on Amavasya, the presence is felt even more.
The nature of the mind is always to accumulate. When it is gross, it wants to accumulate things, when it becomes a little more evolved, it wants to accumulate knowledge. When emotion is dominant, it wants to accumulate people. Sadhguru writes.
Someone told me recently, “All the other Swamis have been telling us to give up desire. You are saying desire for everything. So, will we reach God this way?”
Astrology is not a science. It is a kind of a sign language. By reading certain signs, people are able to make certain types of predictions but they are never 100% correct.
Despite all the conveniences and facilities we have because of science and technology, humanity still remains in absolute confusion and mess.
Let us say all that you are seeking is to go to a distant city right now. If you are alone and there are no proper directions, definitely you would have wished, that there was a map to tell you how to get there.
What do you call God? That which is the source of creation is the creator. Is God there or not there? This is a foolish question in itself. Creation is there. Can you see creation?