What is Yoga? (Sadhguru)

The word yoga means literally means "union" or "to merge". More than a set of physical postures or exercises, Sadhguru defines yoga as a science to determine the nature of who you are and what you want to be.  Sadhguru explains that yoga means to liberate yourself from that information which determines who you are right now. If you can distance yourself from this information, then you're moving into yoga.A great series on Yoga.  To learn more about Sadhguru and Isha Foundation, please go to I … [Read more...]

Handling your loneliness and ignoring the “Tiger”

We are all alone.  And we cannot handle that.  When I see the world around me, I find the toughest issue with people is not material well being, but handling themselves.  Those who haven't been successful and are pursuing success somehow have a divergence.  They know that they have to get somewhere, and moreover in the beginning of the careers, you have lots of people around you.  You have energy and want to get somewhere.  A higher ideal awaits.Forgetting yourself is easy.  But its not a good … [Read more...]

Donna Karan celebrates Mahashivrathri at Isha Center

Donna Karan, the legendary designer and owner of the designer label after her name, was in India, celebrating Mahashivarathri at the Isha Yoga Center in Coimbatore. When you spot her chanting 'Aum Namah Shivaya' with almost six lakh others, dressed in a South Indian silk sari, hair rolled up in a neat bun with jasmine, you would hardly believe this is the woman whose fashion empire pretty much runs the American retail industry. This is Donna Karan, who along with Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, … [Read more...]

Sadhguru Jaggi on What India is and What it needs

What is India?  And, what does it need?  We have heard politicians and "intellectuals", think tanks and analysts.  But except for high sounding gibberish, we hardly get much.  Here is a take by a Spiritual Master, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, with a great clarity of perception.  Every word is worth listening.  He is speaking in a Public function (Chhatra Sansad) organized by a Government agency.  But, when it comes to laying things out the way they are, he doesn't flinch from speaking out on things th … [Read more...]

How a being blossoms the Isha way

Sometimes one does not fully understand the import of things that Sadhguru says until you see it in a radical way.  He keeps emphasizing upon the ability of the Isha practices and ways to make a person "lighter" and "Happier".  Given the rigmarole that most of us go through in life, it is rather hard to see it in yourself very clearly.Yesterday, I met with this meditator.  Saw her after almost a year.  In those months she has been to the Ashram in India (near Coimbatore).  She was going thro … [Read more...]

What is Truth?

The very idea of "Truth" is so restricted and incompletely understood.  Truth, in real Spiritual sense, is existential in nature.In this video Sadhguru re-defines truth in existential terms, not in the words you speak but in the way you are. He explains how the essential nature of life is all-inclusive. This is the nature of truth and with absolute inclusiveness there can be no suffering.  … [Read more...]

Stop “Being Good”. Be Human

Stop being good!  Just be.  We have this whole mechanism in the world where Morality and Being Good has been given over importance.  It is nonsensical."When our humanity overflows, divinity descends," Sadhguru tells us in this video. Looking at the reason why our humanity can get "constipated", he tells us that devotion allows our humanity to find expression, and stresses the importance of devotion as a way of being, rather than as an act. … [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...]


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