Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev Quotes

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A nice set of quotes to meditate upon.

“The Mind is a powerful instrument. Every thought, every emotion that you create changes the very chemistry of your body.”

-- Jaggi Vasudev

“Yoga essentially means finding the keys to the nature of the existence.”

“If you are wired to your memory, repetitions will happen and redundancy will come; but if you are paying attention, that changes your ability to look at things”

“Mental alertness is not awareness. Mental alertness only enhances your survival instincts. It does not take you towards liberation.”

“Are you here to experience life or think about it?”

“Inward is not a direction. Inward is a dimension.”

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

“Spirituality does not mean going away from life. Spirituality means becoming alive in the fullest possible way so you are not just alive on the surface, you are alive to the core.”

“You can give joyfully only when you have found something so valuable within yourself that everything else does not mean so much to you anymore.”

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

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

“If it is conditional, it is not love”

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

“The essence of spirituality is, to be constantly aware of the oneness of all; at the same time to celebrate the uniqueness of the individual.”

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

“Being a seeker means no matter what the Vedas said, what Krishna or Shiva said, you have to know the truth in your own experience.”

“We must understand what our idea of wealth is. Is it just about more buildings, more machines, more cars, more of everything? More and more is death. In the most affluent societies in the world, for example in the United States of America, a significant percentage of the population is on anti-depressants on a regular basis. If you just withdraw one particular medication from the market, almost half the nation will go crazy. That is not wellbeing. Generally, an American citizen has everything that anyone would dream of.”

“Blissfulness does not compel you to behave in any particular way. Out of bliss, I can laugh or cry; I can sit quietly or be active in the world.”

“Meditation is the only way to freedom from stress as it is a dimension beyond the mind. All the stress and struggle are of the mind.”