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The deeper you get into pleasure, the deeper is your bondage to this something or someone.

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If someone loves you because you are theirs, it is about you being their property. If someone loves you for who you are, you are fortunate.

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Diwali Message

The evil need not necessarily come in the form of demons.
Desperation, depression and frustration can cause much
more damage to one's life than the demons that you have not seen.

Diwali is a reminder to slay all that is negative to our life.
Especially in today's global economic situation, on this
festival of lights, let your inner light remain on.

How we go through tough times determines what we are
made of. If only you can go through difficult times with an
inner grace, you could see that every situation we face is
an opportunity to enhance our lives.

Greetings and Blessings.

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Consciousness is not a bunch of thoughts or a certain level of understanding – it’s a boundless dimension.

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You need to know when to use ‪logic‬ and when not. All the beautiful things in life look stupid if you logically analyze them.

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If relationships have to be really beautiful, it is very important that a human being turns inward and looks at himself in a very deep way before he looks at somebody else. If you become a source of joy by yourself and your relationships are about sharing your joy, not squeezing joy out of somebody, then you would have wonderful relationships with anybody. Is there anybody in the world who would have any problem with you if you are going there to share your joy with them? No. You are trying to extract joy from them, that is where the problem is. Relationships have become a problem because we are not using it to enhance our lives. We are trying to fill the gaps in our lives with relationships.

If your relationship is about extracting something out of somebody, it does not matter how much you manage, there will be constant trouble. If your relationship was an offering to the person who is next to you right now, then everything would be fantastic.

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When human beings become materials for you that you can use and dump, you will pay the price.

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"Only thing that is in your hands is effort, so put your 100% into your effort...what happens, happens"

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"If you pay too much attention to the negative, our children will believe that this is all that is happening in the world. They will believe that this is the way to live."

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You too can be a Mahatma. When you drop the calculation “What about me?” and function to your fullest, wherever you are, you will shine.

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“I do not know” is not negative. Every discovery has come from there.

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Everyone has dreams but how many are willing to stake their life to fulfill that dream. The courage and commitment to give your life to create what really matters. To give away the comforts of this day to manifest the tomorrow that is yet to be. The clarity of vision as to what is of vital importance for the times we live in and for posterity, this sets apart great men from just men.

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Everybody wants to be healthy. At the same time we must understand that once you have a body, illness, old age, and death are natural processes of life. Taking good care of the body is definitely our business but once we have a physical body, we know that illness may happen at any moment. However, if you are paranoid about ill health or death, you will not take good care of the body. The very anxiety of what may happen will destroy the body. If you become excessively concerned about illness or health, that becomes an illness. An illness is something that restricts your life. That is why you don’t like it. But just the fear of illness also restricts your life.

There are so many people whose fear of illness becomes very strong once they cross forty or forty-five years of age. When they were young, they didn’t have this fear because they thought they were immortal! It is only as you grow older that the fact that you are mortal comes to you. Your fear is not of illness, your fear is of the death. Illness is the passage – the first step towards death. You are still not addressing death directly, but you are addressing illness because you know that if illness comes, the other one will follow.

Generally in social situations, people have been going about convincing you that fear of death is natural. Unfortunately, people think that whatever the majority is doing is natural. If the majority of people were smoking cigarettes, people would say smoking is a natural thing. They were saying that a few years ago. Certain groups of people still say, “What’s wrong with smoking? It’s only natural.” A human being is not made to smoke. You are not an automobile! Similarly, the fear of death has been made natural by social situations, but it is not so.

If life happens, death is a natural process. Being afraid of a natural process is unnatural. This fear has come because of a certain sense of ignorance and unawareness. We are not in touch with reality and we have gotten deeply identified with this body. This has happened because we have not explored other dimensions. If we had explored and established ourselves in other dimensions of experience, the body would not be such a big issue. But now our whole experience of life is limited to this body. No matter what kind of teachings other people give you, whether somebody tells you that you are atman[1], paramatman[2] or whatever else, your experience is limited to the physical body. So the fear of losing it is natural. But if you establish yourself in other dimensions of experience, the body becomes an easy thing to handle. Life or death won’t make such a big difference.

[1] Atman: Used in Sanskrit literature to refer to the individual’s soul.
[2] Paramatman: Used in Sanskrit literature to refer to the universal spirit.

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If life happens, death is a natural process. Being afraid of a natural process is unnatural. This fear has come because of a certain sense of ignorance and unawareness. We are not in touch with reality and we have gotten deeply identified with this body. This has happened because we have not explored other dimensions. If we had explored and established ourselves in other dimensions of experience, the body would not be such a big issue. But now our whole experience of life is limited to this body. No matter what kind of teachings other people give you, whether somebody tells you that you are atman[1], paramatman[2] or whatever else, your experience is limited to the physical body. So the fear of losing it is natural. But if you establish yourself in other dimensions of experience, the body becomes an easy thing to handle. Life or death won’t make such a big difference.

[1] Atman: Used in Sanskrit literature to refer to the individual’s soul.
[2] Paramatman: Used in Sanskrit literature to refer to the universal spirit.

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Everybody wants to be healthy. At the same time we must understand that once you have a body, illness, old age, and death are natural processes of life. Taking good care of the body is definitely our business but once we have a physical body, we know that illness may happen at any moment. However, if you are paranoid about ill health or death, you will not take good care of the body. The very anxiety of what may happen will destroy the body. If you become excessively concerned about illness or health, that becomes an illness. An illness is something that restricts your life. That is why you don’t like it. But just the fear of illness also restricts your life.

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Enlightenment means entering a new dimension of life – a dimension beyond physicality

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"The wisdom of the old
Freshness and energy
Of the young life, is ideal
Recipe for life's blossoming"

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Question:

Ever since I started my practices, my pain, my grief, my joy, everything has become so much more intense. Isn’t spirituality supposed to settle all these things? Am I going off track?

Sadhguru: Once you are actively on a spiritual path, some fools might tell you, “Everything will be okay.” Being on the spiritual path is not about making everything okay. If you want things to be okay you have to fix them, and still only some things will be okay, not everything. The significance of being on the spiritual path is not to seek comfort but to put your life on fast-forward. So, more fluctuations than you ever imagined possible may happen in your life. Things that would have happened in ten years may happen in two months. Whether you have the courage, capability and the stability to take it is the question. If you want it evenly spread out and you want to come back for we don’t know how long, that’s up to you.

Once you ask for speed, if you ask for speed without stability you are asking for trouble. Sadhana, in a measured way, is created so that on the one hand it creates stability, on the other hand it creates speed. If there is no speed in you, you will feel like a tombstone not going anywhere. If you are very fast, then it feels like a rollercoaster ride. A rollercoaster gives you a feeling of being out of control but actually, it is perfectly safe because it is locked onto the rail on which it runs. A spiritual process is like that. If you have clamped onto the inner rail, everything may be going wild and weird but it does not matter because there is one spot which is steady, so anyway it is not going to fall off. If you have fixed yourself like that with what is internal, then let the outside situations go as weird as you can imagine, still it will be on track. Somebody may think these things are weird but you can also think it is exciting. If you don’t like excitement, if you cannot handle excitement, then it is a lot of trouble. But if you enjoy excitement, a rollercoaster is a good place.

So, the significance of being on the spiritual path is not that everything is going to be fixed. Even if nothing is fixed and everything is going crazy, “I am fixed so everything is fine with me” – that’s all. If you don’t fix the rail and the rollercoaster, then it is going to fly off at the first dip. If the inner rail is fixed, it goes wherever it wants, it gives you all the excitement, but still it does not fly off. All the excitement will be outside. The ups and downs, the flying and falling, everything will be okay.

Spirituality is not about fixing life. “I am fixed.” Then we fix the rest of life to the extent we can, but the important thing is, this one must be fixed. That must happen.

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Question:

Ever since I started my practices, my pain, my grief, my joy, everything has become so much more intense. Isn’t spirituality supposed to settle all these things? Am I going off track?

Sadhguru: Once you are actively on a spiritual path, some fools might tell you, “Everything will be okay.” Being on the spiritual path is not about making everything okay. If you want things to be okay you have to fix them, and still only some things will be okay, not everything. The significance of being on the spiritual path is not to seek comfort but to put your life on fast-forward. So, more fluctuations than you ever imagined possible may happen in your life. Things that would have happened in ten years may happen in two months. Whether you have the courage, capability and the stability to take it is the question. If you want it evenly spread out and you want to come back for we don’t know how long, that’s up to you.

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"Without being capable of bringing peace into your own being, there is no way you are going to be capable of bringing peace to the world."

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Every subatomic particle in your system is in constant transaction with the whole cosmos. You only believe you are a separate entity.

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Among all sorts of idiots, the religious and spiritual ones take the cake because their stupidity is God-endorsed or scripture-endorsed.

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Whether farmer or industrialists, baba or mullah, man, woman, or child – only if every individual does well, the country will do well.

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“The manufacturer of this body is inside. If you have a repair job to be done would you like to go to the manufacturer or the local mechanic?”

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