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Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev Quotes

   sadhguru jaggi vasudev

  1. Once your perception rises beyond the physical nature, there is no male or female
  2. Once your life is an expression of your blissfulness, you will not be in conflict with anyone.
  3. In reality, there is only now. If you know how to handle this moment, you know how to handle eternity.
  4. If fundamental faculties of thought and emotion happen your way, Joy is the consequence.
  5. Your life is ticking away. It’s time to focus on what is truly worthwhile.
  6. Joy is not the end goal but the Beginning.
  7. A scoundrel is knowledgeable. A fool thinks he knows. A sage is an empty page.
  8. Belief is brainwashing; faith is about washing the brains
  9. We all have the potential to live in blissfulness and inner wellbeing – if only we create the right kind of climate within ourselves.
  10. It is always best that you spend a little time without people before you impose yourself on other people.
  11. This is the greatest aspect of life – that it has no meaning to it and there is no need for it to have a meaning.
  12. Consciousness is the source of who we are. Our thoughts, intentions, and actions are a consequence of that.
  13. If you know one piece of life in its absolute nature, you know everything else by inference
  14. Shutting your mouth is only half the job. To become silent is possible only if you do not think much of yourself.
  15. Better to die of exhaustion than of sloth and boredom
  16. If you see someone doing something wrong, condemn the action, not the person.
  17. Devotion means keeping your intellect aside to let a larger intelligence function through you.
  18. Who you are should be established by the way you are within yourself, not by what you do.
  19. Being human means having the possibility to consciously shape yourself.
  20. Optimism and pessimism are nothing but attitudes. Either way, you are trying to deny reality
  21. Are you creating poison within you or the fragrance of the Divine? This is a choice.
  22. Spirituality has nothing to do with the atmosphere you live in. It’s about the atmosphere you create within yourself.
  23. The only reason why people have such a fear of death is they know nothing beyond the body.
  24. The Divine is far more inebriating than wine.
  25. Ignorance is a boundless reality. What you are yet to know is a limitless possibility.
  26. ‘Tomorrow’ never happened to anybody. But the idea of 'tomorrow' has robbed people of their lives.
  27. What is good may not please everyone – what is pleasing may not be good for everyone.
  28. If you have a full-scale realization that you do not know anything, paying attention will be natural.
  29. No matter what kind of intellect you have, it is never enough to grasp the nature of existence
  30. Yogis are not against pleasure. It is just that they found something much more intense and enduring within themselves.
  31. With every breath, we are one step closer to the grave. Now is the time to explore a dimension beyond body and mind.
  32. The first fundamental of the spiritual process is that you drop all assumptions.
  33. Once you shift your order of priorities from “having–doing–being” to “being–doing–having,” your destiny will be in your hands.
  34. Never look up to anyone – never look down on anyone. When you see all the way they are, you shall navigate life effectively.
  35. Love is not an instrument of convenience. Love is a process of self-annihilation.
  36. The dimension of Shiva is the canvas on which everything in existence is painted.
  37. You don’t have to fight for transformation. Something as gentle as a flower can bring fragrance to the atmosphere.
  38. If you want to paint, first you need an empty canvas. If you want to know music, you need to know silence.
  39. Everything in existence is the same energy, manifesting itself in a million different ways.
  40. Intent, thought, emotion, attitude and actions are only consequences of our consciousness.
  41. This body is a machine that gets better with use.
  42. Peace not just absence of violence but an expression and manifestation of harmony
  43. In making an offering, you focus your energy in one direction. Once your energy is one-pointed, you will move forward in life.
  44. If you value your life, should you not try to understand the source of life?
  45. You cannot grasp the source of existence, but you can merge with it. That is the nature of devotion
  46. There is your body and my body, your mind and my mind - but there is only one inclusive consciousness.
  47. No job is inherently stressful. What causes stress is our compulsive reaction to challenging situations.
  48. With age your aliveness need not go down. If it is going down, you’re committing suicide in installments.
  49. Once your sexuality gets into your head, that's called perversion. If it's in the body, it's a natural process.
  50. Power should not be given to people who have no sense of inclusiveness
  51. Samadhi is a state of equanimity where the intellect goes beyond its normal function of discrimination.
  52. If your humanity overflows, divinity will come in search of you.
  53. If you are really conscious that time is ticking away, you will naturally long to become a yogi.
  54. Do not bother about mukti. Only concern yourself about your limitations, and how to erase them.
  55. Once you have come here as a human being then, somehow, survival is not enough.
  56. There is oneness in existence and uniqueness in all beings. The essence of spirituality is to recognize and enjoy this.
  57. The beauty of life lies not in what you get or have but in how you are
  58. Always see what best you can do for everyone around you. It is this sense of offering that will make you shine.
  59. You need to celebrate and enjoy every moment of your life because it does not wait for you even for a moment.
  60. Guilt is a socially cultivated emotion, a poison directed towards yourself.
  61. With absolute involvement, any activity can become a spiritual process.
  62. Fears and insecurities are unconsciously created by you. If you do not create them, they do not exist
  63. If you recognize that the work that you are doing is important, first thing is you must work upon yourself.
  64. Life has a certain pace. You should be joyfully in a hurry but never impatient.
  65. Yoga is not just about living better. It is about exploring the very source of life.
  66. When you consciously rise above your likes and dislikes, that’s maturity.
  67. Compassion is not condescending kindness. It is a passionate engagement with everything around you.
  68. Marriage means weaving two lives into one. Thinking, feeling, and living beyond yourself can be a stepping stone to Ultimate Union.
  69. As you can use the strength of your intellect, you can also use the strength of your emotions to do wonderful things.
  70. Yoga is a huge love affair. It is a process of including every form and dimension of life
  71. Nature has evolved us to a higher level of intelligence and awareness, but we are refusing to accept the promotion.
  72. Consciousness is your natural state of being. You only lose it by identifying with your thoughts, emotions, and body.
  73. A true friend is someone who has the courage to disagree and still be loving to you.
  74. For effective functioning in the world, knowledge is not the main factor, but clarity of perception.
  75. Positive thinking means looking only at one side of life. You may ignore the other side, but the other side will not ignore you.
  76. If you are concerned about the world, the first thing you need to do is transform yourself into a joyful being.
  77. You don’t win a game because you want to win. It is only because you do something right, it all works.
  78. Being on the spiritual path means understanding that the source of your trouble and the source of your wellbeing are within you.
  79. Do not settle for a limited experience of life. Where there is a limitation, there is a possibility of breaking it.
  80. Equality means equal opportunity, equal regard and respect – not sameness in action
  81. There is a distance between possibility and reality. Do you have the courage and commitment to walk this distance?
  82. A rat race is for rats. As a human being, you can consciously create what you want, without being driven by social compulsions.
  83. If we nurture hatred and violence against others, someday, it will come back to us.
  84. If you want to explore the deepest dimensions of life playfully, you need a heart full of love, a joyful mind, and a vibrant body.
  85. The basic virtue for any human being is to be true to yourself.
  86. Only if you are peaceful and joyful, can you really enjoy the world you live in.
  87. Most people have not paid any attention to life because they're busy conquering the world.
  88. The essence of being human is the possibility to move from compulsiveness to consciousness.
  89. If you don’t mess with your mind, you will be dripping with ecstasy.
  90. How easy or difficult the spiritual process is going to be for you is determined by you – not by nature, and not by your Guru.
  91. Renunciation is about transcending, not giving up something. Whatever you try to give up will rule your mind.
  92. Qualifications only give you entry. It is competence that ultimately works.
  93. You see the world because it is reflected in your mind. But the mind never reflects the self
  94. Every cell in your body is working for your wellbeing. If you are in tune with your system, you will naturally be healthy.
  95. You can use to get rid of your backache or improve your focus and peace of mind – or you can use it as a ladder to the Divine.
  96. If you want to be successful, don’t seek success. What you seek is competence.
  97. External circumstances can only cause you physical pain. Suffering is created in your mind
  98. You don’t have to be better than everyone else, but you have to be at your best.
  99. If you are miserable when alone, you are obviously in bad company.
  100. Stability is more important than ecstasy. If ecstasy comes before stability, you are heading for a crash.
  101. Only because people have not realized the immensity of being human, they think they have to be led by some other force.
  102. Karma is like old recordings that keep replaying. Yoga means to make life not just a replay but a profound possibility and experience.
  103. Boredom comes from not being involved with this cosmic happening that is life
  104. When you wake up in the morning, the first thing you should do is smile. You are alive! Isn’t that the most valuable thing?
  105. After reaching a place of affluence and technology, using chemicals for being joyful is a disaster.
  106. If you set an example as someone worth looking up to, you do not have to do much parenting.
  107. If your relationships have to be good, just see how to make yourself like a flower, that nobody can dislike 
  108. The time has come that only truth can be authority; no authority can claim to be truth.
  109. Whatever you are going through, if you are conscious about it and do yoursadhana, it will fix itself.
  110. If your attention becomes absolute, all physicality will dissolve.
  111. If you cannot bring harmony to your own mind, how can you bring harmony to the world?
  112. If you become aware of how many living beings are giving their lives to sustain yours, you will eat with enormous gratitude.
  113. Death is a fiction of the unaware. There is only life, life, and life alone, moving from one dimension to another.
  114. Samskriti is about growing a human being to his or her full physical and psychological potential
  115. The main cause of depression in the world today is too much eating, not enough physical activity.
  116. Do not underestimate negative relationships. You have a deep bond with those you hate, fear, or envy.
  117. Peaceful individuals are the building blocks of a peaceful world
  118. Depression is becoming a pandemic; its origins are complex, from pathology to negative lifestyles. A culture of prevention is vital.
  119. If you are not identified with your own body, you will never be identified with anybody or anything.
  120. The only reason people don’t know how to stay joyful is they don’t have the needed know-how.
  121. When a child enters your life, it is time to learn, not to teach.
  122. If you generate a thought in your mind consciously and if it is single-pointed, it will find its way in the world.
  123. The ego is always trying to stick out. It is not seeing how to be in tune with what is surrounding it.
  124. Spirituality means no more illusions – you see everything the way it is.
  125. The most important thing in life right now is that you are alive.
  126. Even Bullshit can take you to the Top, but it won't let you stay there.
  127. Just because you got what you wanted, that does not mean you have achieved something in your life.
  128. Decisions should not be in terms of what you like or not, but in terms of what works.
  129. For someone who is intelligent, everything that happens is an opportunity.
  130. Where there is no fear, the need for violence will come down dramatically.
  131. Leadership is about managing people, material and situations. Inability to manage oneself is the fundamental lacuna.
  132. If your body and your mind do not do what you want, what is the point having them?
  133. If you are absolutely conscious in every aspect of your life, nothing that you do in your life is an impediment.
  134. If you find the rhythm of a certain dimension of existence, then one becomes naturally meditative.
  135. If you can look at every person, every creature, and even inanimate things with loving eyes, taking you to the Ultimate will be easy.
  136. Making assumptions about something that you do not know is a sure way to remain ignorant.
  137. Unleash your desire; limit it not to the limited. In the boundlessness of the desire is your ultimate nature.
  138. There is no such thing as right and wrong in life. The question is, are your actions appropriate and inclusive.
  139. If the society is in order, very little crime happens. The same is true with our physiological structure.
  140. Being blissful is not a goal by itself. It is just a good condition to make life’s journey.
  141. When you claim authority over your children, you lose their friendship.
  142. We know how to go to the Moon, we know how to explore Mars, but we still do not know how to live sensibly upon this planet.
  143. If you are just a repetition of the past, there is really no purpose to your existence here.
  144. Human beings suffer their own memory and imagination, which means they suffer that which does not exist.
  145. Live your materialistic life like today’s the last day. Live your spiritual life like you are eternal.
  146. Simplicity looks like stupidity, but it is not so. Everything that is profound is simple.
  147. As a human being, you have the possibility to evolve phenomenally, or you can remain stagnant. It is in your hands.
  148. A love affair need not be with any particular person. You could have a great love affair with life itself.
  149. Are you willing to disinvest from misery and invest in joy?
  150. You cannot fight darkness. You have to light up, and the darkness will disappear.
  151. Everything is spiritual if you are aware. Everything is material if you are not aware.
  152. If you activate your spine, it can open up a completely different dimension of living for you.
  153. Inclusiveness is not a philosophy. Inclusiveness is the nature of the existence.
  154. Whatever you do, it is the way you do it that transforms you.
  155. It is not the opulence of the structure but the inclusiveness of the people which makes a home
  156. Whatever things you gather in your life should not determine who you are.
  157. When unpleasant things happen in our lives, we can become either wise or wounded – that is our choice
  158. I want the world to realize that turning inward is the greatest joy. In comparison, any other pleasure is a regressive step.
  159. If we do not keep our minds peaceful, how can the world be peaceful? The conflicts in the world are a manifestation of the human mind.
  160. If you want to take charge of your destiny, the first step is to take charge of your own body and mind.
  161. Life is beautiful only when it is in balance.
  162. If joy is not the ambience of your life, even life's most pleasurable activities become burdensome
  163. This whole effort of evolving you from a single-celled creature will go waste if you don’t become Conscious.
  164. If you live joyfully until the last moment, you don’t have to worry about death – that will also be a joyful process.
  165. Ambition is about more. Vision is about all.
  166. For your own physical, mental, and spiritual wellbeing, you need to become playful, in all areas of life.
  167. Memory is useful. But if you do not know how to keep it aside, that becomes your biggest bondage
  168.  If you are life sensitive, you experience every other life as yourself because you are life too.


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