Spiritual Saviors? But there is nothing to Save!

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One day I happened to meet a rather self righteous-posing as a do-gooder missionary.  He had a script firmly implanted in his mind and went through the usual narrative of how I was a sinner - rather we all are - and then how Jesus could be my savior.  His small talk and then this rather despondent news of me being a sinner, without him knowing anything about me, left me really irritated.  So I took him head on."So, who did you say is my savior, Sir?""Jesus"."Oh, the dude who was dra … [Read more...]

Hinduism and Quantum Physics: Experiential vs Mathematical view of the Conscious Reality

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When I listen to the debate in the West on Evolution vs Creationism, I am often amused.  Both the ways, heated camps in their own right are either incorrect or incomplete.  For, such a debate is not even possible - nor warranted - in the Eastern Spiritual circles - fashioned as they are by the Dharmic (or Hindu) Spiritual viewpoint.It is true that material world has improved and progressed over the millenia to a point where human beings have reached the peak of existence as it is today.  No m … [Read more...]

Yoga has nothing to do with Beliefs, it’s about Transformation!

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When San Diego Superior Court Judge John Meyer asked the question "What is Religion?" in context of the trial on Yoga, he stepped into an area that is completely foreign to Americans and most Westerners.The greatest tragedy in mankind has been the concept of Religion.  And, its primacy in things to do with Divine.No one has really "seen" God.  People have simply experienced the ultimate experience that one can have or imagine as a human being.  And, if it was superlative enough, we cal … [Read more...]

The Utter Nonsense of Secularism

Secularism is called the panacea for all the problems that religion has created.  Religion, as defined by the Abrahamic dispensations.  Religion, that is no more than a belief system predicated on following.  Someone's edicts and utterings.If believing something that you have not experienced is sealed by an emphasis on faith without experience, then to uphold this faith and belief one needs to resort to fanaticism.  For, how do you assert the primacy of that, which you have not known.  For, i … [Read more...]

Roughly Half of US Christians believe Jesus is coming to Earth in 40 years

As the world moves into the 21st century, it seems population in the world's most advanced country is becoming more religious, and some would say - delusional.  In an interesting poll done by Pew Research Center.As Easter comes, the day to commemorate Jesus Christ's resurrection, it seems almost Half of Christians in the US now believe that Christ will return to Earth in the next 40 years.Here are some interesting insights from this survey:58% expect another world war as definite or … [Read more...]

Is Intoxication good or bad: Religions can’t decide.

Is intoxication good or bad?  Judgments are made in religions and in societies.  Some are clear, some aren't.For as long as drugs and alcohol have existed, society and religion have weighed judgment on their consumption. In ancient Egypt beer was a gift from Osiris, while in ancient Greece many praises were sung to Dionysus, god of the grape harvest and life of the party. However, many of the world’s younger religions have not been so friendly toward intoxicants. Buddhists, Muslims, and Mor … [Read more...]

Is my life Pre-destined?

If everything is pre-destined, then why should one make any effort?  This question - that if God has designed and decided everything - then why should I do anything on my own; has troubled most believers.  Sadhguru cuts through the entire question and brings the audience face to face with their own mind-issues.Featured Image Credit: Keoni Cabral … [Read more...]

Responsibility leads to Freedom

"Freedom is not a concept, freedom will happen to you only when your compulsiveness is gone." Question to Sadhguru: Could you tell us all how we could help young people to understand what you're talking about?Sadhguru: See when we say youth, youth means humanity in the making, not yet totally conceited not yet totally lost, still in the making so it's a great possibility. The kind of situations we have created in societies today, particularly in the Western societies and rapidly it is … [Read more...]


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