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Insight Into Depression – Sadhguru


[Sadhguru] If you are capable of causing depression to yourself I’m saying this not without any concern for your illness or not due to lack of compassion, because that is the nature of what’s happening to you. If you’re causing depression to yourself, you are able to generate substantial amount of intense emotions and thoughts, but in the wrong direction. If you don’t have very strong emotions, very intense thoughts about something, you cannot get depressed. It is just that you are generating thoughts and emotion which work against you, not for you. So you are strong enough to cause depression to yourself, because for you to cause a mental illness for yourself unless you are pathologically ill which is just a small number of people, rest are all self-created. Most of them are self-created. A few are pathologically ill, it’s… they cannot help it. It just comes from within because of genetic and other factors. Almost everybody here, if we train them towards a certain kind of thought process and emotion and push them a little bit with the outside situations, almost everybody will go… lose their mental balance, they will become clinically ill. They can be driven to madness, I’m saying, because the line between sanity and insanity is very thin, people keep pushing it. You get angry, you’re pushing the line; it’s a thin line. In fact when you get angry you know you’re pushing the line, that’s why the expression, ‘I was mad at somebody.’ You are not mad at somebody, you’re just going mad. You cannot be mad at somebody, you’re just pushing your sanity, the boundaries of sanity and moving into insanity, for a certain period of time and coming back. You do one thing, every day you try this — 10 minutes a day try intense anger on somebody. What? You will see in three months’ time, you will be clinically there. Yes. Just try it, if you want. Because if you keep pushing the line– you go mad and you come back, you go mad and you come back — one day you’re not able to come back, that’s all. One day you’re not able to turn back, then you’re clinically ill. You must understand even if you got angry for a moment, you’re already ill; maybe you don’t get the certificate of diagnosis, they don’t slap a certificate on you that you’re gone, but you are going, isn’t it? You think it’s your right to throw tantrums, you think it’s your right to get angry with people, you think it’s your privilege to be depressed so that you’ll get attention from somebody. You keep playing this, one day you will not able… you will not be able to turn back. Keep crossing the line every day, one day you will see you cannot cross back, that day you need a doctor. Till then everybody needed a respite from you, but the day you can’t cross back they get the respite, because now they can catch you and give you to a doctor. Otherwise you’re temporarily going mad, every day many times a day, they cannot even send you to an asylum, they have to bear with you — your family, your friends, your people around you. If you get at least truly clinically ill, we can hand you over. There’s one temple in Tamil Nadu, you know? Where they chain you and keep you? Where there’s no hospital. No psychological…, for ailments there is no hospital. There is a temple that somebody created which is supposed to push people back into sanity. So families just take them and leave them there; they’re shackled and left in the temple. You give them some money, they will feed you, and you’re just there like an animal, tied up. I think if hospitals were run like this, lot of people wouldn’t go crazy, they would maintain their sanity. Right now it’s too deluxe. If you make hospital extremely comfortable it will become an incentive to become sick, and you have incentives in your life to become ill. Right from your childhood, you got the maximum attention only when you fell ill. When you were happy they screamed at you. When you squealed in joy they screamed back at you — adults. You do… Then bubbu bubbu bubbu bubbu When you are a child, physical illness is good because you’ll get attention from your mother and father and everybody around you, and you don’t have to go to school on that day. So you learn the art of falling physically ill. But once you get married, you’ll learn the art of becoming mentally ill; because if you want to get attention you go sit in a corner act depressed, people will pay attention to you. So you keep playing this game, one day you’re not able to cross the line back, that day you’re clinically ill. Unfortunately, in many ways, not just in the way that I said now, in many different ways, I would say 70% of illnesses on the planet, all kinds, are self-created. Even if you get an infection, there is a way, if you keep yourself in a certain way physically and mentally, the virus and the bacteria will not work the same way as it works upon somebody else. If you set yourself like this, ‘No matter what’s happening, anyway I have to go and do this, this and this, there’s no break from that…’ In the last 29 years I have not been able to cancel one program because I’m running temperature or I got a cold, I got this, I got that. It doesn’t matter what’s happening, what you have to do you anyway have to do; you can’t turn back on that. Either out of your commitment or you have a boss like that, one way or the other if it happens, then you will see you will not at all fall sick so often; because if you have temperature you still have to go. If it’s summer you still go, right? No, lot of people don’t go. It’s little hot outside, they don’t go and work. Little cold outside, they don’t go and work. Little raining, they won’t go and work. A snow flake, they will not go and work. This is just weather. So for every change in weather, if you have the comfort of covering yourself in a blanket and lying down, once you create that, your body will learn to fall sick as often as possible. If you just keep it this way it doesn’t matter what it is, anyway I have to go and do what I have to do, you will see your body will just bounce back as quickly as possible, even if it gets the worst kind of infections. So you just have to set the necessary conditions for health, necessary incentives for health, both for yourself and your children if you have them. Do not set incentives for sickness. The child is sick, observe him from a distance, never go cuddling – he knows that’s the worst time of his life, and he knows he has to get well soon. And give him the best attention when he is joyful, you will see he naturally learns from within, his very chemistry will learn that it pays to be joyful, it doesn’t pay to be sick. If you make this very clear to your own biology, to your own chemistry and to everybody around you, you will see people will not fall sick as often as they are right now. So set that up for yourself, you will see you will get healthy. If you can turn your mind this way, you can also turn it this way, I want you to understand this. ‘No, no I am like this because my father abused me when I was 7 years of age.’ If you know all that bullshit, you can as well turn yourself around, isn’t it? It’s time. You must understand mentally, physiologically, chemically, energy-wise — you must clearly understand it doesn’t pay to be sick, unhappy, depressed; it doesn’t pay. To be joyful and ecstatic, it pays. If you make this clear to all this people inside, they will all behave properly.

Jean Kelley

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100 COMMENTS

  1. Urwashi Sharma Posted on October 26, 2016 at 9:06 am

    perfect explanation

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  2. MEHEDI HASAN Posted on November 6, 2016 at 12:35 pm

    its very good

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  3. Ashimashri Goel Posted on November 18, 2016 at 5:17 am

    Feeling beautiful guru ji …thanks thanks love u …..

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  4. Rohan Bhatt Posted on December 2, 2016 at 8:09 pm

    brilliant gurujii!!!

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  5. Lilly Thaureaux Posted on December 10, 2016 at 4:23 am

    Thank you!❤️🙏

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  6. MAHESH KOTHARI Posted on December 12, 2016 at 3:39 am

    masterpiece

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  7. Rajinee S Posted on December 26, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    thank you satguru.

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  8. Milind Joshi Posted on January 14, 2017 at 10:59 am

    11:05 on is powerful warning and cautious exercise.

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  9. vishal Sakinala Posted on January 26, 2017 at 5:01 am

    wow what a speech u just a different minded from others

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  10. Adarsh Rana Posted on January 29, 2017 at 1:21 am

    what a good person

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  11. drayton Posted on January 31, 2017 at 3:36 am

    I actually understand this video

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  12. Accel Well Posted on February 7, 2017 at 6:16 am

    thank you again Swami

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  13. bcmn 1234 Posted on February 9, 2017 at 5:29 am

    thanks for making me aware about this!!

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  14. sohailahmed zaman Posted on February 16, 2017 at 4:32 pm

    Super thank you sir

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  15. sohailahmed zaman Posted on February 16, 2017 at 4:41 pm

    excellent

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  16. N N Posted on February 24, 2017 at 1:59 pm

    This man is really somethng

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  17. Bad Girlgirl Posted on February 25, 2017 at 8:21 am

    great speach needs to share it .with others.thanks lot..

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  18. ivek777 Posted on March 2, 2017 at 7:32 pm

    so like one guy said-what do you do when hunger prevents you to find food?

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  19. THE BRAVADO SHOW Posted on March 3, 2017 at 2:47 am

    I LOVE U SADHGURU

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  20. Daniel Whittaker Posted on March 12, 2017 at 7:38 pm

    That day I finally go I can finally get a doctor? Finally…

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  22. Kaushik Das Posted on April 5, 2017 at 8:50 am

    accoriding to one religion god is making us depressed and ifwe take god's name before stealing,murdering and even while taking a dump we will not get depressed.. lolbar.

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  23. simrita V Posted on May 15, 2017 at 5:57 am

    I need in hindi please please

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  24. Vincent Bagul Posted on May 29, 2017 at 10:28 am

    Sadghuru is great

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  25. Suckmy C0ck Posted on June 3, 2017 at 1:51 am

    Uplifting and healing thank you☺️

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  26. Veron Singh Posted on July 11, 2017 at 1:28 pm

    Enlightening asf

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  27. Sourabh Verma Posted on July 28, 2017 at 3:27 pm

    It pays to be joyful . nice and simple massage but Mammoth task to practice..

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  28. Free Flowing Thoughts 💭 Posted on July 31, 2017 at 9:25 pm

    Interesting Reflectivity 🙏

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  29. Vimal Kalaria Posted on August 26, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    Wise wise and wise

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  30. Loo Luisa Posted on August 28, 2017 at 11:40 am

    Thank you for the enlighment Sadhguru!!!

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  31. bujji143 bajji143 Posted on October 15, 2017 at 8:21 am

    Paul Must read Sadhguru Books: http://amzn.to/2yjFioc

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  32. Harsha Kurudi Math Posted on November 14, 2017 at 2:33 am

    Amazing……….

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  33. Varun Singh Posted on November 21, 2017 at 4:57 pm

    help me out…!!! 😔

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  34. Arasan M. Posted on November 21, 2017 at 7:49 pm

    840 tumblr users disliked this

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  35. Wendy fortie' Posted on November 27, 2017 at 3:42 pm

    thank you..

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  36. SUSHMA SHINDE Posted on December 10, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Best talk ever

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  37. miss blooming on Posted on December 13, 2017 at 4:57 am

    wooowwww

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  38. Ajay Poudel Posted on December 21, 2017 at 6:30 pm

    Damn…he's god..

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  39. Gilgamesh of Uruk Posted on December 26, 2017 at 8:29 am

    I have a nightmare of war all over the world, is it Mahabharata? Will it happen again

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  40. Zealous Posted on December 29, 2017 at 6:16 pm

    Dhanyavaad Sadhguru!!! Listening to you makes me feel good.

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  41. Frank All Posted on January 1, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    But people dont understand. When i try to convience my friend that the world isnt that bad he always comes up with this past and how it fucked him up no mater what i say

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  42. Led Baram Posted on January 6, 2018 at 2:05 pm

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  43. Rob-karen Kennedy-parker Posted on January 7, 2018 at 5:46 am

    I wish.

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  44. Johnny Tortuga Posted on January 8, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    What a brilliant perspective. Thank you, Sadhguru

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  45. Theodore Trilby Posted on January 10, 2018 at 8:14 am

    Today at the super market I was in complete blissful ecstacy while I was kicking on the door of a cubical in public toilet. The person was asking me to stop but I didn't. I feel like I have had a life changing moment where I didn't care about anything but my joy.

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  46. flying pancake Posted on January 10, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    We all forget the great power of our minds.. And of our brains.. don't let them take over your life. We need to be rooted in reality. Thank you sadhguru

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  47. berzubirze Posted on January 29, 2018 at 10:09 am

    what is about artists-actors? it means they are already clinically ill…

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  48. Rani Palakkaseril Posted on February 18, 2018 at 9:57 am

    🙏🙏

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  49. David Reyes II Posted on February 23, 2018 at 8:33 pm

    Changing my life in a postive way, thank you sir.

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  50. free gospel Posted on February 25, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    (Dis) respect is (in) sane and respect is sane

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  51. brenflamingstar Posted on March 1, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    Can I get better?

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  52. Marj Nap Posted on March 18, 2018 at 3:31 pm

    "No, No I am like this because my father abused me when I was 7 years of age. If you know all that bullshit, you can as well turn yourself around, isn't it?" – Sadhguru. Truth!

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  53. umesh bansal Posted on March 23, 2018 at 11:35 am

    Good sadhguru

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  54. Peter Luna Posted on August 4, 2018 at 11:58 pm

    It pays to be happy,it doesnt to get sick…

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  55. Nalini Shankar Posted on August 5, 2018 at 10:38 am

    Yoga for relief from headache

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  56. Boipelo Sekome Posted on September 27, 2018 at 9:35 pm

    The way I needed to hear this. Right now only I know.

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  57. Josef Ekici Posted on September 29, 2018 at 8:14 am

    These disslikers are depressed

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  58. Adriy Roman Posted on November 21, 2018 at 12:16 am

    I recently in the last few weeks found Sadhguru and his knowledge is transforming my life because he speaks to the issues I have asked myself since childhood. I listen carefully with a certain degree of skepticism because I don’t seek a leader, pastor or guide. I seek knowledge and he offers that with no conditions.

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  59. Padma Brahmandam Posted on November 26, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    very nice

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  60. Shoonyataa Shoonya Posted on November 28, 2018 at 10:09 am

    aumN…

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  61. arnab das Posted on December 2, 2018 at 7:31 am

    so right..!!!!

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  62. elliee bella Posted on December 5, 2018 at 10:28 pm

    this really helps, you should make more videos about depression ! ❤️

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  63. Zoya Yeasmin Posted on December 6, 2018 at 7:27 am

    It's such a beautiful video for us… thank you

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  64. Dáire Martin Posted on December 7, 2018 at 1:17 am

    Thank you sadhguru, infinite gratitude <3 🙂

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  65. Renee Swits Posted on December 11, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    Awesome read…very well said

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  66. Thought Provoker Posted on January 2, 2019 at 10:03 pm

    Human works on need, we don't care about if they are not sick.

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  67. Hani Gallan Posted on January 8, 2019 at 1:46 am

    Never allow your body to control you.

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  68. Justin Horton Posted on January 8, 2019 at 3:30 am

    Everyone, remember to smile it's beautifully contagious. ThisisHim TheBuddhistNinja.

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  69. Quy Nguyen Posted on January 9, 2019 at 12:23 am

    I just stumbled across this channel, fascinating to see this kind of perspective on life

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  70. varsha t c varsha t c Posted on January 11, 2019 at 4:03 pm

    Its really pleasure to listen to him always

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  71. ThunderStorm Posted on January 12, 2019 at 1:17 am

    Thankyou sir Very Wise words Really Thankyou so much

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  72. HackN Mod Posted on January 12, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    thank you guru ji…. 🙂

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  73. Jyoti S Posted on January 18, 2019 at 5:18 pm

    Awesome!! What a wonderful video!!

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  74. Prashant Tanwar Posted on January 20, 2019 at 7:09 am

    Wooowwww

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  75. Panesar aman Posted on January 20, 2019 at 11:27 am

    I want initiation from sadhguru 😢😢😢 but unfortunately I'm unable to meet him right now I wish one day hopefully I can meet you sadhguru and get your blessings 🙏🙏🙏🙏

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  76. Rod Rod Posted on January 20, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    Thank you. I needed this

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  77. Anuradha Malviya Posted on January 23, 2019 at 7:03 am

    Very nice

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  78. jeevan jyoti Posted on January 23, 2019 at 7:06 am

    I got to know now…I m sorry….it doesn't pay to be sad. ,but it pays to be joyful and happy..

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  79. Debra Goff Posted on January 23, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    I get this certain lecture i am working on this one really hard.

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  80. White Raven Posted on January 27, 2019 at 4:39 am

    Thank you very helpful!

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  81. Alan King Posted on January 27, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    Thanks sadhguru

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  82. saravana kumar Posted on January 28, 2019 at 7:47 am

    SADHGURU IS GREAT

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  83. Matt Edge Posted on February 7, 2019 at 10:16 am

    Where's Happyguru when you need him?

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  84. john huges Posted on February 14, 2019 at 4:56 am

    Amazing man

    God bless u

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  85. lanson gray Posted on February 14, 2019 at 6:19 am

    This helped me soo much. Thank you for this message

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  86. anuj agarwal Posted on February 23, 2019 at 8:26 am

    Too gud…he is great

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