A brief about Sadhguru Religion, Jaggi Vasudev ( born 3 September 1957 ), known publicly as Sadhguru, is an Indian yogi and author.
Vasudev earned a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Mysore and has been teaching yoga in southern India since 1982. In 1992, he established Isha Foundation near Coimbatore, which runs an ashram, hosts a yoga center, and has been involved in various activities in spirituality, education, and the environment.
Vasudev is the author of several books, including Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy (2016). As a public speaker, he has spoken at the United Nation’s Millennium World Peace Summit, the British parliament’s House of Lords, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and the International Institute for Management Development. He has also spoken at the annual World Economic Forum in 2007, 2017, and 2020.
In 2017, he was awarded the Padma Vibhushan, India’s second-highest civilian award, by the Government of India for his services in social services.
If you haven’t heard of Sadhguru you soon will. He is an enlightened yogi and mystic from India with millions of followers who spends most of his time traveling the world speaking about inner change and transformation at places like Google, Microsoft, Harvard, Oxford, and the United Nations.
His teaching style is very logical and practical and no subject or topic is off-limits or too sacred to question. You can ask him anything about death, dying, murder, rape, sex, shitting, abortion, terrorism, cults, religious fanaticism, occultism, porn, weed – anything you like. It doesn’t bother him.
Sadhguru is without a doubt one of the wisest teachers. Spiritual or otherwise. He speaks in an extremely logical manner that is almost impossible to argue and he’s never losing an argument. Not that he argues but anyone that tries to argue or correct him quickly gets humbled and put in their place without effort.
He makes CEO’s, doctors, scientists, journalists, political, religious, and spiritual leaders all look like children.
Ranked amongst the fifty most influential people in India, Sadhguru is a yogi, mystic, visionary, and bestselling author. Sadhguru has been conferred the “Padma Vibhushan” by the Government of India in 2017.
Sadhguru Religion and philosophy:
Questioner: Is a belief in God a pre-condition for leading a meaningful and joyous life? In other words, can you lead such a life minus God?
Sadhguru asked Let us look at the world. All the believers, are they living ecstatic lives?
No. There have been some ecstatic devotees, but they are just a handful. In the past, there was one Mirabai and one Ramakrishna Paramahamsa who jumped around in ecstasy. Nowadays, we do not see such devotees all over the place though almost 90 percent of the world believes in some kind of God. If 90 percent was really joyful, I would retire. I would really like to see a day like that.
When I was eight or nine years of age, I was so intrigued to see what happens to people who go into the temple to meet God. So I went and planted myself in front of a major temple, watching everyone closely when they come out. All I found was that when they came out, they were generally gossiping about something or someone they saw inside what they were wearing and what they were doing. In Indian temples, sometimes someone’s footwear walks away with someone else. And when they saw their footwear missing, they would curse the creation and the creator.
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I always found people coming out of restaurants seemed to have more happiness on their faces than people coming out of temples and churches. Somebody went and met the Divine and came out without any joy on their face. Somebody ingested a dosa or idly and came out more joyful! Doesn’t make sense, does it?
This is because there is no experience of the Divine, there is only belief; and what you believe is just social and cultural. “But can I live better minus God?” I don’t think there is such a possibility. What is it that you call God? Whatever the source of creation is, that is what God is. Can you live without the source of creation? Because there is a source of creation, there is a creation. Can you live well minus the source of creation? There is no such possibility. Can you live without the awareness of the source of creation? Yes, but not too well. But if you are aware, conscious, and in direct contact with the source of creation, you would live absolutely well.
Sadhguru’s Top 10 Teachings:
1- Give up your conclusions.
2- in sadhguru religion Don’t talk about anything that is not in your experience.
3- See it the way it is, and deal with it the way it is.
4- Look at what binds you.
5- Fix yourself, don’t try to fix everyone else.
6- Get rid of your ‘but’.
7- You have to do it the way it works.
8- Act consciously, not compulsively.
9- Don’t take your mind too seriously.
10- Find out for yourself.
Is Sadhguru theist or atheist or agnostic?
If he understands the truth inherent in both theism and atheism, and he’s not agnostic because an agnostic “doesn’t know”, then he defies the categories of theism, atheism, and agnosticism. Most Buddhists do also. They reject the first idea that God is some discrete entity, some definite unlimited personality, yet they accept that God as an idea represents a reality they called something else, like love or consciousness, which is an intelligent power, so they say truth also in theism. An agnostic is one who can’t decide whether or not there is or is not a god, and sadhguru religion, as well as the Buddhist perspective I described, is not in this position. The three categories do not capture all the possible permutations of Belief around the existence of God. At least a few more categories unnecessary.
So, the Sadhguru religion is a Theist without a pinch of doubt.