81 Sadhguru Quotes on Mysticism, Yoga, and Spirituality (2023)

This post may contain affiliate links. Please view our affiliate disclosure.

Ready to be enlightened?

These 81 Sadhguru quotes will blow your mind and help you learn more about life and the cosmos.

First, who is Sadhguru?

Sadhguru, born Jagadish Vasudevn in Mysore, India (home of Ashtanga yoga), is an Indian yogi, mystic, and bestselling author.

In case you didn’t know, he’s the yogi that rides motorcycles and wears cool eyewear.

The story goes Sadhguru was an ambitious businessman. Around 25 years old, he went to his usual hangout, a rock on Chamundi Hill in Mysore, but this time he had a spiritual awakening. 

He was blissed out and crying for what felt like 5 to 10 minutes. When he regained consciousness, he realized it actually lasted about 5 hours. 

These spiritual experiences continued for about six weeks, and he was totally changed. From then on, he followed a dharmic path.

Sadhguru feels a tremendous responsibility to teach classical Hatha yoga in its original form. 

Currently, he travels worldwide, teaching yogic principles, promoting the Isha foundation, and answering existential questions to his audience. 

Popular Sadhguru Books: Inner Engineering: A Yogi’s Guide to Joy and Karma: A Yogi’s Guide to Crafting Your Destiny

81-sadhguru-quotes-on-mysticism-and-spirituality-pin1

Related: 31 New Moon Affirmations to Let Go and Embrace the Future 2023

What are Daily Inspirational Quotes?

Daily inspirational quotes are a powerful way to connect with the deepest parts of ourselves and help us better understand why we are here. 

It can carry us through hard times, help us connect to our inner faith, and remind us of what is really important when manifesting our lives

Below are 81 Sadhguru inspirational quotes to support your spiritual and yogic path.

81 Enlightening Sadhguru Quotes

“The sign of intelligence is that you are constantly wondering. Idiots are always dead sure about every damn thing they are doing in their life.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“The fear is simply because you are not living with life; you are living in your mind.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“If you ask a tree how he feels to know that he’s spreading his fragrance and making people happy, I don’t think a tree looks at it that way. I am just like that, and it is just my nature to be like this.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“Love is your quality. Love is not what you do. Love is what you are.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“If you think you are big, you become small. If you know you are nothing, you become unlimited. That’s the beauty of being a human being.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“I am not talking about you being a spectator, I am talking about involvement. I am talking about involving yourself into life in such a way that you dissolve into it.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“People have fallen in love with words and lost the world. It’s time to regain it.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“Sex in the body is fine. Money in the wallet is fine. It is only a problem when they enter your mind.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“Everything that ever happened to you, you experienced right within you. Light and darkness, pain and pleasure, agony and ecstasy—all of it happened within you. If someone touches your hand right now, you may think you are experiencing their hand, but the fact of the matter is you are only experiencing the sensations in your own hand. The whole experience is contained within. All human experience is one hundred percent self-created.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“Learning to listen is the essence of intelligent living.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“The sign of intelligence is that you are constantly wondering. Idiots are always dead sure about every damn thing they are doing in their life.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“The most beautiful moments in life are moments when you are expressing your joy, not when you are seeking it.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“If you resist change, you resist life.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“When pain, misery, or anger happen, it is time to look within you, not around you.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“If you ask a tree how he feels to know that he’s spreading his fragrance and making people happy, I don’t think a tree looks at it that way. I am just like that, and it is just my nature to be like this.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“The fear is simply because you are not living with life; you are living in your mind.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“Too many people are hungry not because there is dearth of food. It is because there is dearth of love and care in human hearts.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“The planet is spinning on time: not a small event. All the galaxies are managing fine; the whole cosmos is doing great. But you have one nasty little thought crawling through your head, and it is a bad day! The problem is you are living in a psychological space that bears no connection with reality. And you are insecure, because it can collapse at any moment.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“Every moment there are a million miracles happening around you: a flower blossoming, a bird tweeting, a bee humming, a raindrop falling, a snowflake wafting along the clear evening air. There is magic everywhere. If you learn how to live it, life is nothing short of a daily miracle.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“Love is your quality. Love is not what you do. Love is what you are.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“Krishna says in the Gita, “The worst crime in the world is indecision.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“If you think you are big, you become small. If you know you are nothing, you become unlimited. That’s the beauty of being a human being.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“I am not talking about you being a spectator, I am talking about involvement. I am talking about involving yourself into life in such a way that you dissolve into it.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“Sex in the body is fine. Money in the wallet is fine. It is only a problem when they enter your mind.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“People have fallen in love with words and lost the world. It’s time to regain it.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“Everything that ever happened to you, you experienced right within you. Light and darkness, pain and pleasure, agony and ecstasy—all of it happened within you. If someone touches your hand right now, you may think you are experiencing their hand, but the fact of the matter is you are only experiencing the sensations in your own hand. The whole experience is contained within. All human experience is one hundred percent self-created.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“Learning to listen is the essence of intelligent living.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“If you want to become life sensitive, a simple process that you do is this: make whatever you think and whatever you feel less important. Try and see for one day. Suddenly you will feel the breeze, the rain, the flowers and the people, everything in a completely different way. Suddenly the life in you becomes much more active and alive for your experience.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“When I say spiritual, I am talking about you beginning to experience that which is not physical. Once this spiritual dimension is alive, once you start experiencing yourself beyond the limitations of the physical and the mental, only then there’s no such thing as fear. Fear is just the creation of an overactive and out-of-control mind.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“There is so much adventure that only a youth can experience. Youth is not the time to languish in pleasure – youth is the time for exploration and adventure” ~ Sadhguru

 

“Mind is not in any one place. Every cell in this body has its own intelligence. The brain is sitting in your head, but the mind is all over the place.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“The quality of your life depends on how well you manage your body, your mind, your emotion, your situations, your home, your communities, nations, your life in general and the world.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“The only thing that stands between you and your well-being is a simple fact: you have allowed your thoughts and emotions to take instruction from the outside rather than the inside. On” ~ Sadhguru

 

“Reactivity is enslavement. Responsibility is freedom.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“Confidence and stupidity are a very dangerous combination, but they generally go together.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“One of the biggest problems in the world today is loneliness. It is quite incredible. The planet is teeming with seven billion people, but people are lonely! If someone enjoys being alone, there is no problem at all. But most people are suffering because of it! They are going through serious psychological problems as a consequence. If you are lonely, it is because you have chosen to become an island unto yourself. It doesn’t have to be this way. “I am not responsible” makes you unwilling to get along with anyone—until you can’t even get along with yourself. It often comes to a point when you believe you are not even responsible for what is happening within yourself!” ~ Sadhguru

“But to be loving is simply this: a willingness to respond freely and openly. Right now, it may be limited to one or two people in your lives. But it is possible to extend this ability to embrace the entire world.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“Money is definitely needed, but how much money do we really need? If we would change our idea of a successful life to a joyful life, we would find our need for money would dramatically decrease.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“The most incredible thing is that you can know everything you wish to know with your eyes closed.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“Responsibility simply means your ability to respond.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“If terrible things have happened to you, you ought to have grown wise. If the worst possible events have befallen you, you should be the wisest of the lot. But instead of growing wise, most people become wounded. In a state of conscious response, it is possible to use every life situation—however ugly—as an opportunity for growth. But if you habitually think, “I am the way I am because of someone else,” you are using life situations merely as an opportunity for self-destruction or stagnation.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“If you handle your entire life with logic alone, you will end up a mess.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“Why do we refer to the mind as a circus? A circus is not a mess; a circus is a very coordinated activity deliberately made to look like a mess. On one level it is a mess, but on another, it is a highly coordinated activity.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“But when it comes to the inner situation, there is only one ingredient: you. At least you must happen the way you want.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“When we talk of “exploring the mystical,” we are not trying to dig into creation, because if you dig into creation, it will only get more complex. It will not bring clarity; it will only bring more complexity. That is why the yogis looked in a different direction. We looked inward. If you look inward, a different dimension opens up. Now instead of things getting more complex, you get to clarity. It is because of this that we say that those who look inward have a third eye. They see things that others cannot see. They have brought a new clarity to life.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“Mysticism is like pure science; it has no use. Mysticism is just the human longing to know… Occult is not science. Occult is just technology.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“Pain or pleasure, joy or misery, agony or ecstasy, happens only inside you. Human folly is that people are always trying to extract joy from the outside. You may use the outside as a stimulus or trigger, but the real thing always comes from within.” ~ Sadhguru

 

You’re always living with something that can be taken away from you by somebody or something. True liberation is when nobody can take away anything from you.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“Our lives become beautiful not because of what we do, our lives becomes beautiful simply because we have included everybody around us as a part of our dream of well-being.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“In the Indian culture you never told your parents, your wife, your husband or your children, “I love you.” This was not a part of this culture because the moment you say it, it’s almost like it’s not there. You’re only trying to assert it. Love is not an assertion. Love is a supplication. An asserting mind can never be a loving mind.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“What is happening within you and how you experience your life is entirely your making – your karma.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“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

 

“Only if you know to what extent your logic should go and where it should not go, your life will be beautiful.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“Your mind need not be controlled; your mind needs to be liberated.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“You cannot choose a Guru. Deepen your longing and the Guru will choose you,” ~ Sadhguru

 

“Once your intellect gets identified with something, it gets chained to the identifications, and leaves you with a completely distorted experience of the world.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“If you want God as a tranquilizer, it is okay as an idea, but if you want the Divine to be an awakening process in your life, an idea is not good enough.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“We are the most comfortable generation to have ever lived on this planet. The rub is that we are definitely not the most joyful, or the most loving, or the most peaceful. Why” ~ Sadhguru

 

“If you are forming relationships to seek happiness – you trying to squeeze happiness out of someone and that person trying to squeeze happiness out of you – this is going to be a painful relationship after some time.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“Reactivity is enslavement. Responsibility is freedom. When you are able to create yourself the way you want, you can create your life the way you want as well. Your outer life may not be a hundred percent in your control, but your inner life always will.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“Life should touch you, even if life smothers you, it’s better than remaining untouched by life” ~ Sadhguru

 

“I am not here to speak the Truth. I am here just to give you a method to perceive it.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“Unless you begin to see the hollowness of where you are right now, you will not begin to seek something else strongly.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“A human is not a being; he is a becoming. He is an ongoing process, nothing is fixed.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“People on the spiritual path are people of unquenchable discontent. It is being propagated that spirituality means contentment. Contentment means you have contented yourself with what you have. A spiritual person means he is unwilling to settle for anything less than the Ultimate.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“I couldn’t help noticing that people coming out of restaurants always had more joyful faces than those coming out of temples. That intrigued me.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“Morality always differs from person to person, according to time, place, situation—and convenience.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“If you are not using your mind for self-torture, why would you think of peace?” ~ Sadhguru

 

“Things do not descend upon anything that is not ready to receive them.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“I do not know” is the doorway—the only doorway—to seeking and knowing.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“The only thing that stands between you and your well-being is a simple fact: you have allowed your thoughts and emotions to take instruction from the outside rather than the inside.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“There is no such thing as ego; it is empty talk. The nasty part of you, you call it ego. Whenever you get nasty, you don’t want to see, “It is me who is nasty.” You want to say, “Oh, it is my ego.” This is another way of passing the buck. There is no ego. There is just you, and you, loid and you alone.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“Literally, yoga means “union.” When you are in yoga, it means that in your experience, everything has become one. This is the essence of the science. This is also its deepest aim.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“Peace and joy are the basic requirements for a life of well-being.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“True human capabilities will not find expression in competition. True human capabilities will find expression only in absolute relaxation. Your mind, your body will work best, will find the fullest expression, only when you are joyful and peaceful, and quiet within yourself.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“In the spiritual lore, the human body is considered supremely sacred, as this is the only mechanism that can take a being from the limited identification of the self to the unlimited, from a bounded existence to the realm of the unbounded, to the final plunge into the vastness of the Infinite.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“but being on the spiritual path is not about making life pleasant. It’s about seeing how to transcend both the pleasant and the unpleasant.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“your success in the world depends essentially on how well you harness the prowess of the body and mind. So, in order to achieve success, pleasantness has to be the fundamental quality within you.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“Yoga is fundamentally aimed at enhancing your experience beyond the five senses.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“People are even beginning to think that fear is a natural part of their existence. No. Fear is a result of the incompleteness of your existence. If you have not explored life in its magnitude and multidimensionality but have limited yourself to the physical body, fear is a natural consequence.” ~ Sadhguru

 

“There are many ways to understand this. One simple way to know this is: today, if you lose your mental peace totally, you will go to a doctor. He will give you a pill. If you take this pill, your system will become peaceful. Maybe this will last just for a few hours, but you become peaceful. This pill is just a little bit of chemicals. These chemicals enter your system and make you peaceful. Or in other words, what you call peace is a certain kind of chemistry within you. Similarly, what you call joy, what you call love, what you call suffering, what you call misery, what you call fear, every human experience that you go through, has a chemical basis within you. Now the spiritual process is just to create the right kind of chemistry, where you are naturally peaceful, naturally joyous. When you are joyous by your own nature, when you don’t have to do anything to be happy, then the very dimension of your life, the very way you perceive and express yourself in the world will change. The very way you experience your life will change.” ~ Sadhguru

Closing Thoughts on Sadhguru Quotes

I hope these powerful Sadhguru quotes help your spiritual and yogic journey. 

I wish you many blessings, so much love, and joy!

You might also enjoy: 49 Full Moon Affirmations to Manifest Your Best Life in 2023

If you liked the article, please share it on Pinterest and socials. And connect with us on socials. 

Happy manifesting and much gratitude. 

Want to Learn More About Manifestation?

Sign up for our email newsletter to get your free effortless manifestation training worksheet, where we deep dive into how to be an effortless manifestor and talk about personal stories and experiences. 

About Me
Susan Pham, mbgFNC

Susan Pham, mbgFNC

Hi! I’m Susan. I'm a manifestation teacher and holistic coach, here to support your spiritual, self-love, and well-being journey. My mission is to help people call in their wildest desires and live a life of expansion and deep fulfillment. Looking for personal guidance? Check out my 1:1 coaching page. I'd be honored to help. Much Gratitude! Love, Susan

Table of Contents

Let's Connect
Disclaimer: Please consult with a healthcare professional before starting any lifestyle change. The content here is meant for educational purposes only and does not consider your indvidual health conditions, needs, sensitivities, or allergies.
Popular Posts

Founder + Writer

Founder + Writer

Subscribe
Notify of
guest

0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
0
Would love your thoughts, please comment.x
()
x

Free Manifestation Worksheet

Learn How to Manifest Anything You Want + Free Worksheet