Sep 17, 2020

27 Quotes by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Hello friends. This post is a collection of quotes by Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, an Indian yogi and author.

Sadhguru is the author of several books, including Inner Engineering: A Yogi's Guide to Joy.


As a guru, I have no doctrine to teach, no philosophy to impart, no belief to propagate. And that is because the only solution for all the ills that plague humanity is self-transformation. Self-transformation is not incremental self-improvement. Self-transformation is achieved not by morals or ethics or attitudinal or behavioral changes, but by experiencing the limitless nature of who we are. Self-transformation means nothing of the old remains. It is a dimensional shift in the way you perceive and experience life. - Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

It has always seemed to me odd that the world does not realize the immensity of a state of "I do not know." Those who destroy that state with beliefs and assumptions completely miss an enormous possibility - the possibility of knowing. They forget that "I do not know" is the doorway - the only doorway - to seeking and knowing. - Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

When everything you do is a success, you tend to start believing that the planets revolve around you, not the sun! And that was the kind of young man I was that fateful afternoon of September 1982 when I decided to get on my Czech motorcycle and ride up Chamundi Hill. I had no clue then that my life would never be the same again. - Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

There is something within every human being that dislikes boundaries, that is longing to become boundless. Human nature is such that we always yearn to be something more than what we are right now. No matter how much we achieve, we still want to be something more. If we just looked at this closely, we would realize that this longing is not for more; this longing is for all. We are all seeking to become infinite. - Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

The human mechanism is the most sophisticated physical form on the planet. You are the greatest piece of technology, but the problem is you don't know where the keyboard is. It's like you're handling a supercomputer with a pickaxe and a wrench! As a result, the simple life process is taking a toll upon humanity. Just to earn a living, to reproduce, to raise a family, and then one day to fall dead - what a challenge! It is amazing how human beings struggle just to do what every worm, insect, bird, and animal does quite effortlessly. - Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Enlightenment is not an attainment or an achievement. It is a homecoming. Your senses give you the impression that you are experiencing the outside, but you have never experienced the outside. When you realize that all that you experience is within, that absolute homecoming is enlightenment. - Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Your destiny is written by you unconsciously. If you have mastery over your physical body, fifteen to twenty percent of your life and destiny will be in your hands. If you have mastery over your mind, fifty to sixty percent of your life and destiny will be in your hands. If you have mastery over your life energies, a hundred percent of your life and destiny will be in your hands. - Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Anger is rooted in your false perception that you can change the situation by losing your temper with it. But your life experience tells you time and again that the reverse is true, that you can never change any situation for the better by forsaking your sense and intelligence. You only mess up your situations by getting angry. Once you see that clearly, you've taken the first step toward change. - Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

You come into this world with nothing and you go empty-handed. The wealth of life lies only in how you have allowed its experiences to enrich you. Filth can blossom into the fragrance of a flower. Manure can transform itself into the sweetness of a mango. No adversity is an impediment if you are in a state of conscious response. No matter what the nature of the situation you are in, it can only enhance your experience of life, if you allow it to. - Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Resentment, anger, jealousy, pain, hurt, and depression are poisons that you drink but expect someone else to die. Life does not work that way. Most people take lifetimes to understand this simple truth. - Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Life has left everything open for you. Existence has not blocked anything for anyone. If you are willing, you can access the whole universe. Someone said, "Knock and it shall open." You don't even have to knock, because there is no door. It is open. You just have to walk through, that's all. - Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

The whole effort of the spiritual process is to break the boundaries you have drawn for yourself and experience the immensity that you are. The aim is to unshackle yourself from the limited identity you have forged, as a result of your own ignorance, and live the way the Creator made you - utterly blissful and infinitely responsible. - Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

In life, there is no "this" and "that"; there is only "this" and "this." This means everything is here and now. [...] There is no "yes" and "no." There is just "yes" and "yes"! The choice is yours. - Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

The science of yoga is, quite simply, the science of being in perfect alignment, in absolute harmony, in complete sync with existence. - Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Yoga is not about being superhuman; it is about realizing that being human is super. - Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

The body is a pretty complete and self-contained instrument. If you are fascinated by machines, there isn't a better one! This is the most sophisticated piece of machinery on this planet - it embodies the highest level of mechanics, the highest level of electronics, the most sophisticated electrical circuitry you can imagine. - Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Your body is like a barometer. If you know how to read it, it can tell you everything about you and the world around you. The body never lies. So in yoga, we learn to trust the body. We transform the physical body from a series of compulsions of flesh, blood, and hormones into a conscious process, a powerful instrument of perception and knowing. If you know how to read the body, it can tell you your potential, your limitations, even your past, present, and future. That is why the fundamental yoga starts with the physical body. - Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

All physical creation is fundamentally a certain perfection of geometry. Without geometry, no physical form is possible. If we get the geometry of the human body right, it becomes capable of reflecting the larger geometry of the cosmos within, and making the cosmic available for our experience. In other words, the human body is capable of downloading the entire cosmos. - Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Don't ask your doctor, your nutritionist, or your yoga teacher. When it comes to food, it is about the body. Ask the body what kind of food it is most comfortable with, not your tongue. The kind of food your body feels most comfortable with is always the ideal food to eat. - Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

When you are young and your intelligence is hijacked by your hormones, sex will be the way. When you are middle-aged and your intelligence is hijacked by your emotions, love is the way. When you are old and bereft of hormonal mischief, prayer is the way. But irrespective of age, when you transcend all this and seek the same union on a much higher level of awareness, then yoga is the way. - Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

If you think a hundred percent logically, there is really no possibility of life! Moments of extreme logic are moments of suicide. Only if you know when logic should be used and when it's necessary to go beyond it, will your life be beautiful. - Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Irrespective of what you think you are, when death confronts you, every identification falls away. If human beings learned to drop these voluntarily, life would be blissful. If you do not encumber your intellect with any identifications - body, gender, family, qualifications, society, race, caste, creed, community, nation, even species - you travel naturally toward your ultimate nature. If not, death will demolish it all anyway. You need have no doubt about that! - Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

Morality always differs from person to person, according to time, place, situation - and convenience. But wherever humanity has found its expression, at any time in history or in any culture in the world, it has always been the same and will always be. On a superficial level, in terms of our values, morals, and ethics, each one of us may be different. But if you know how to pierce a person deep enough to touch this humanity, each one of us is the same. - Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

There is a significant difference between believing and seeking. Believing means you have assumed something that you do not know; seeking means you have realized that you do not know. This brings an enormous amount of flexibility. The moment you believe something, you bring a certain rigidity into the very life process that you are. This rigidity is not just in attitude; it percolates into every aspect of your life and is the cause of an enormous amount of suffering in the world. - Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

There is really no such thing as conditional love and unconditional love. There are conditions and there is love. When you talk about love, it has to be unconditional. The moment there is a condition, it just amounts to a transaction. Maybe a convenient transaction, maybe a good arrangement, but that will not fulfill you or transport you to another dimension. It is just convenient. Love need not necessarily be convenient; most of the time it is not. It takes life. You have to invest yourself. - Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

For the first time in the history of humanity, we have the necessary resources, capability, and technology to address every issue on the planet - of nourishment, health, education, you name it. We have tremendous tools of science and technology at our disposal - powerful enough to make or break the world several times over. However, if the ability to wield such powerful instruments is not accompanied by a deep sense of compassion, inclusiveness, balance, and maturity, we could be on the brink of a global disaster. - Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev

My life's work has been dedicated to empowering human beings to take charge of their own destinies and bringing them to a state of joyful inclusiveness so that the possibility that we are does not pass us by as a generation. - Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev