Selected Quotes and video from Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Love is not something you do, love is what you are.

When it is no more about you, you can live your life and do your life in total abandon; because there is nothing to gain nothing to lose.

Death is a cosmic joke. If you get the joke, when you fall on the other side, it will be wonderful. If you don’t get the joke, when you are here you fear the other side, and when the other side comes, you just don’t know what it is about. If death becomes a laughing matter in your life, life becomes an utterly effortless process – there is no need to restrain yourself in the process of life; you can live your life absolutely, totally.

When your spiritual practice is based on hope and fear, you won’t attain to anything. Do your spiritual practice joyfully, not with the hope of making it or the fear of not making it. Just do it joyfully.

If you can bring love into your breath, into your step, into every act that you do, not towards anybody or anything; if you can just bring the longing to merge with everything around you, then creation will lead you on to the creator.

When your happiness is dependant upon what is happening outside of you, constantly you live as a slave to the external situation.

Do not try to live by morals, ethics, slogans. These are all very poor substitutes for awareness. Be counscious and aware, you will see life the way it is.

Whenever you are happy, the real source of happiness is within you. It bubbles up. It is just that you are looking for an external stimulus to make you happy.If you are rooted in reality there will be no fear.

The fear is simply because you are not living with life, You are living in your mind.

The greatest crime that you can do to humanity is to teach your children that suffering is a part of their life. You have taken away the possibility of them being joyous human beings.

Life is far beyond meaning, Life is beyond meaning and that’s why it is so beautiful.

Man needs  entertainment simply to hide his madness. If he was perfectly sane, he would not need entertainment. He could  just si  and watch this bamboo grow. He does not really need entertainment.

Once the stillness comes into your life, then the mind also becomes absolutely still. When your mind becomes still, your intelligence explodes.

If you are truly a seeker of Truth, Truth can not hide from you. It is in the Lap of truth that you have happened. Most people who claim to be seekers are only seeking security, solace, or the fulfillment of their desires.

The moment you make a conclusion, as to what should be at the other end, you are no more a seeker you are a vested interest.

A humanity which has done nothing for its inner well being – how can it create external well being? How do you expect it to work?

Because you do not know how to keep your systems in balance, because you can’t handle reality, you succumb to positive thinking. You want to skip the negative and just think positive. What you pursue will not be the strongest point in you. What you try to avoid becomes the basis of your consciousness. Positive thinking can have some psychological relevance, but no existential relevance whatsoever.

A genuine seeker, a person who develops an urge within, will always find his Guru. He may find it in a man, in a woman, or he may find it even in a rock. He will definitely find it somewhere, there is no doubt about it.

The world is trying to do so many things. We’re trying to go to the moon, to Mars, but, fundamentally, I feel the most important thing is human consciousness, the quality of life here. How happy we are here simply depends on how we are within ourselves.

Every human being is a unique human being.

You being too involved with your mind and emotion means you are too enamored with your own creation, you have no time for the creation of the creator.

If you look at the organization, capability and the certainty with which a simple ant is conducting its life, you will see you are quite stupid.

Wanting to be special is a sickness, it is taking a huge toll on life. In trying to be special, people are doing all kinds of ridiculous things.

In relinquishing the limited, the unlimited becomes yours, But the price is, what is YOU does not exist anymore.

When who you are and what you are is not decided by any external forces, then you are in dignity.

If you are not half hearted, if you are a full blooded involvement with everything that you are doing you will see every simple thing is a miracle.

When you become meditative, you will see, your intellectual capabilities will increase many times more than what it is right now. Not because meditation makes you intelligent, but because meditation clears up the mess, the muck that’s gathered on the glass of the flashlight. As your meditation deepens, it just clears up the muck more and more and the flashlight becomes more and more powerful. It shows you things more and more clearly.

Once you know how to be aware, once the neccessary awareness – to be away from your own body, to be away from your own mind – has come to you, don’t even bother about your karmas. Just see how to deepen this awareness.

Every human being is capable of living absolutely blissfully within himself. They have denied themselves this because they never looked at themselves.

What you can do and what you cannot do outside is always a question of capability. But when it comes to the inside it is just a question of willingness.

The past experience of life is ruling you from within. Unless you break this karmic grip there is no such thing as freedom in thought and action.

If you really pay attention to life, life will blossom within you. If you do not pay attention, you are somewhere else, then life could go wrong.

If you know that you are stupid, you wont attach too much importance to your thought. You will start looking at life and your intelligence will flower.

You claim that you love somebody, but if they dont fulfill your needs, you wont love them. I dont call this love, I call this mutual benefit scheme.

Without working on human consciousness, trying to change social or national or global realities means there is no serious intention.

In reality there is only Now. If you know how to handle this moment you know how to handle the whole eternity.

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