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What Would It Take For Us To Be Truly Happy?

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This is what I believe is an extraordinarily charming, wise and lucid answer to a student at the Nadar College of Engineering in Chennai, India, on what at first seems a rather innocent question. The fellow doing the talking is currently one of the most popular spiritual teachers in the world. He goes by the name Sadguru ("Teacher of Truth"), and is someone I've only recently come to take quite seriously.

Sadguru has, in fact, been rather ubiquitous for quite some time if one travels in "guru circles". But, I guess it was the usual superficial things (the ones which are generally the biggest obstacles to opening one's mind) that kept me from appreciating him much earlier. For one, he was simply too popular (for a die-hard elitist like me). You might, for instance, notice that this video (while only posted fairly recently), already has over 3 million views. And, there seem to be hundreds of videos featuring him. Also, a spiritual community (as opposed to an ashram) under his auspices is projected to have 100,000 permanent residents in a few years, (and there are more than just one of these, as well.) In addition, at least one festival which takes place at his ashram in India each year, has been known to attract nearly 1 million people for just one 24-hour period. Finally, there was the "truly unforgivable" fact that he just looked too much like your stereotypical "Guru". Even his name "Teacher of Truth" seemed to be taking an awful lot for granted...

I've yet to experience him in person. But, after seeing enough of these videos, I've come to appreciate him as the rare Spirit he is, and believe that this particular video is him at his best (which is very, very good...)


What is the Greatest Evil on this Planet? Sadhguru reminds us that time is running out for all of us, and that what really matters at the end of our life is whether we lived an enhanced life. This is why it is ...
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There is also this remarkable "Ted Talk" by Sadguru, where he talks about himself and his mission at length.


Sadhguru at TED Conference 2009 It is the boundary of sensation that determine what is you and what is not you. Externally, we are all different, but on the inside, no human being is better than ...
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