101 Sadhguru Quotes About Love, Life and Meditation

101 Sadhguru Quotes About Love, Life and Meditation February 9, 2015

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I thought I’d share a few quotes by Sadhguru that I have gathered over the years. If you like them, you can get them in your inbox every day. Subscribe here. A book of quotes is available here.

Incredible things can be done simply if we are committed to making them happen.

Frustration, discouragement, and depression mean you are working against yourself.

Once your mind becomes absolutely still, your intelligence transcends human limitations.

Spirituality means to put your evolutionary process on fast-forward.

Seeing everything just the way it is gives you the power and capability to walk through life effortlessly.

Most of your desires are not really about yourself. You just picked them up from your social surroundings.

If you evolve within you, there will be no pride, no prejudice. You will perform action out of pure, absolute sense.

It is not sex per se – your identification with the body is the impediment to your spiritual growth.

Responsibility means being able to respond to whatever situation you may face in your life.

No work is stressful. It is your inability to manage your body, mind, and emotions that makes it stressful.

Seeking means admitting that you do not know. Once you have cleared your slate, truth can imprint itself upon it.

The mind remembers only certain things. The body remembers everything. The information it carries goes back to the beginning of existence.

Most human beings live like a bird in a cage whose door was blown away. Out of habit, too busy gold-plating the cage, they do not soar to the ultimate possibility.

Hindu is a geographical identity, or at the most a cultural one – not a religion. There is no set of beliefs that everyone has to adhere to.

Water has memory. Depending on how you treat it, what kind of thoughts and emotions you generate, accordingly it behaves in your body.

Gossip is a kind of misalignment with people around you. You can either gossip about everyone, or you can become one with everyone.

I don’t have opinions. Only if it is necessary for a particular action, I make a judgment. Opinions are fetters for your intelligence.

Spirituality is not about becoming special – it is about becoming one with everything.

Being attached to someone is not about the other person. It is about your own sense of inadequacy.

Do not talk about the soul, heaven, or God. Talking about something that is not yet a reality for you amounts to falsehood.

Integrity is not about the action but its purpose. Are you doing it for everyone’s wellbeing or for your own benefit?

We think there is an ecological problem, but the real problem is irresponsible growth of human population.

Without being in constant exchange with the rest of the cosmos, you cannot exist. The idea of individuality is an illusion.

No two individuals are ever the same. You cannot equate people. You can only create equal opportunity.

I do not understand why people want to control their minds. I want them to liberate their minds.

There is no such thing as having attained enough. Life is an endless possibility.

The cosmos is a complex amalgamation of sounds. One of the key sounds through which you can experience the cosmic nature of creation is Shambho.

If you don’t invest your life in what you really care for, your life will be wasted. You will not fly – you will just drag yourself through life.

When you do not know how to handle yourself, where is the need to produce another life.

On one level, life is effervescent and active. On another level, it is absolutely still. The inner stillness nourishes the outer activity.

Life is not outside of you. You are life.

Yoga means to unite the limited with the unlimited.

A snake knows more about what is happening around than any other creature, because it has no ears to listen to gossip – only direct perception.

This is not just about talking or teaching a practice – this is about releasing an explosive energy of ecstasy.

Whatever your goal in life, unless you develop a great urgency, what could be near will be far away.

Every breath you take, you are getting closer to the grave. But every breath you take, you can also get closer to your liberation.

Whatever happens – ultimately, life corrects itself.

Spirituality is not a disability – it is a phenomenal empowerment of life.

Every other creature on the planet is doing its best. Only human beings hesitate about that.

Death is not a disaster. Too many births – that is the real disaster.

A consecrated space experientially reminds you that there is much more to life than you think.

“God” is just a name to refer to something that is beyond all limitations.

If anyone steps on your ego, instantly, he becomes your enemy. But a Guru is a friend who constantly tramples your ego.

Whether you are running a business, an industry, or a nation – what is needed are insight, integrity, and inspiration.

If we transform our population into a trained, focused, balanced and inspired population, India will be a miracle.

The spiritual process has always been referred to as a journey – constant change.

O’ the blue-bodied cowherd – ever playful in love and war. Don’t you fail to see the immensity of his wisdom and light.

With wrong farming methods, we turn fertile land into desert. Unless we go back to organic farming and save the soil, there is no future.

A human being is like a seed. Either you can keep it as it is, or you can make it grow into a wonderful tree with flowers and fruits.

If you think one piece of creation is better than another, you have completely lost it.

Karma means ultimate responsibility. You even take responsibility for your genetics.

Spirituality is ultimate greed. You don’t just want a piece of creation – you want the source of creation.

When you absolutely throw yourself into your activity, your energy will only grow.

If you care for people around you, you must make yourself into a person they enjoy being with.

This is a technology where without external input, you create a chemistry of blissfulness within you.

For integrity to flourish in society, we have to nurture it – within ourselves, in our children, in our education systems.

Sadhana is towards creating a sense of inner fulfillment, where there is no need to lean on anyone anymore.

As a leader, you build trust when you give yourself 100%, so that people understand with your every action, you stand for them.

Ganapati, the one with the human body and the head of a Gana, became a tremendous possibility.

Devotion is when your involvement with life is so absolute that you yourself do not matter anymore.

Today, it is more important than ever to raise human consciousness, so that technology becomes a means of empowerment, not destruction.

Unless you are oblivious to your own suffering, you have no right to be oblivious to other people’s suffering.

If your energy body is in full vibrancy, the physical body will naturally fix itself.

“I want to change you” – that is not a revolution. “I’m willing to change” – now this is a revolution.

One significant thing that you can do for your children is to invest some time into taking them out into nature.

Most people are ego-sensitive, not life-sensitive.

Your thoughts and emotions are the drama that you create in your mind. You must be able to end it somewhere.

Collaboration is far more powerful than competition. Do not think that only if you are pushed to the wall, you will do your best.

What you see as cosmos is a living mind – intelligent space.

The moment you function in the world without being concerned about what is happening to life around you, you are a Criminal.

Modern science has its value in terms of utility, but it cannot open up existence to human experience.

If you do a yoga that does not change the patterns of energy within you, I would say, don’t waste your time on it.

If you try to live that which is past, that which IS will bypass you.

I barely belong to this world, but still I’m participating.

It would be wonderful if this world was guided by little children, because they are closer to life than anyone else.

If you want to be successful, don’t seek success – seek competence, empowerment; do nothing short of the best that you can do.

What is the meaning of life? It is too great a phenomenon to fit into any meaning.

Everything that can be created has already been done in creation. As human beings, we can only imitate, not create as such.

Looking at everything through your phone is only numbing your perception – it does not really enhance your experience of life in any way.

For the sort of potential that a human being carries, it is a very brief life.

Negative energies can’t touch you if you are in a state of meditativeness.

With yoga, not only your body should become flexible – your mind and emotions, and above all your consciousness should become flexible.

Life and death are like inhalation and exhalation. They always exist together.

Whether it is your work, your love, or your life – unless you throw your entire self into it, you will never know what it is.

Pleasure is just a shadow of joy. When there is no joy in you, you become a pleasure seeker.

The physical is only a small aspect of existence. In this cosmos, not even 1% is physical – the rest is non-physical.

To simply sit here and know the tenderness of being alive means being drenched in love.

Life is fluid, ever evolving. The more dynamic you are, the more happens in your life, all the time.

It is not your qualifications but your exposure in life that makes you who you are.

In yoga, you never chase an experience – you only prepare for it.

Every basic act like eating and copulating becomes magical when you do it consciously.

A Guru is not someone who holds a torch for you. He is the torch.

The focus of education should not be on suppressive information but on kindling the thirst for knowing.

People try to create an outwardly perfect life, but the quality of life is based on the inward.

We don’t need more Hindus, more Christians, or more Muslims – we need more Buddhas, more Jesuses, and more Krishnas – then

there will be true change. Every human being has that inner potential.

Trees are the source of your very breath – cut and you shall curtail life itself.

When one is overfed and another one is hungry, I call that a disaster.

The highest force in existence is consciousness, and you are that.

People call books holy, but they are yet to realize that life is holy.

In the vastness of the cosmos, everything is going perfect, but one nasty little thought in your mind can make it a bad day. That is lack of perspective.

For wealth to translate into wellbeing, you need a spiritual element within you. Without that, your success will work against you.

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