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Does The Mind Have The Power To Cure? – Sadhguru

November 28, 2019

Your mind is your employee. Yes or no? Why have you made him your enemy? resentment, anger, hatred, these are all poisons
you drink and you expect someone else to die; Life doesn’t work like that. Do something about this one! (Referring to oneself) Fix this one before you enter the world.
(Referring to oneself) Question Slide: Can I cause sickness to myself by the way I think? And can I cure myself with my thoughts? Sadhguru: Once… Shankaran Pillai had… (Few laughs) Why, you’re laughing at somebody’s ailment,
this is not good. (Laughter) Shankaran Pillai had chronic tuberculosis, so he went to the doctor. Been festering for a long time but it
became too much of a problem so he went. The doctor took an X-ray and looked –
big holes in the lungs. He said, “You need to get admitted into the hospital right away and it takes a minor surgery and you have to stay in the hospital
minimum six months and it’ll cost you $50,000.” Shankaran Pillai said, “ No, no way!”
(Laughter) “$50,000 for sure I don’t have. Six months, no way. I can give you $100, what can you do, now?” The doctor looked at him, looked at the X-ray,
looked at him, looked at the X-ray, he said, “Well, for $100 I could touch up the X-ray for you.” (Laughter/Applause) It is possible that you could have caused
physical damage to your system, an ailment because of your patterns of thinking,
very much possible because you’re a psycho soma – whatever happens in the mind,
invariably happens in the body. But once the damage is
manifested in the body physically, trying to think it away could be just wishful thinking. I’m not saying it’s not at all possible but after all,
you have only one life, you don’t take such a risk. Yes, you would like to assist it with your thought process also, but, “No, I will just sit down and think it away” – you may think yourself away, you know.
(Laughs/Few Laughs) So, don’t try such things. Disease or no disease, ailment or no ailment,
you have no business to make a mess out of your mind, you have no business to torture this being. Whether you get ailment or
you don’t get an ailment is the next thing but you have simply no business to torture this being,
because this is, in a way, it’s a helpless being. See, if I run after you with a hot iron right now,
you will try to escape, you’ll call for help. You can do all those things but suppose you take a hot iron and start
putting into this one, where will this one run? Even a 5, 6-year-old kid has some defense, isn’t it? But this one, no defense. Whatever nonsense you do to this one
it has to just go through it, no escape. So, this is like torturing a fetus trapped inside,
now you start poking it – this is just like that, yes? The cruelest form of torture, the cruelest that you can do
is self torture because a totally helpless being… Everybody else, however helpless they are
they have some defense, isn’t it? Yes? The weakest person can stab you
when you’re fast asleep. Yes or no? It’s happened, isn’t it? Somebody is weak, you went on poking them,
one day when you’re sleeping they came and poked you. They can do something. Even a very weak person, even a child can
do something to you, but this one, totally helpless. So, you have no business to torture this one, whether you have got an ailment or you haven’t got an ailment. If you have gotten an ailment already, if you’ve already taken it that far, that you cause damage to the system, it is better that it is assisted in all ways possible – yes,
definitely you must stop your nonsense. But if the system needs medicine, surgery, this one,
that one, whatever is needed it has to be done. Trying to just think it away… because you
brought it through your mind, do not think that you can
take it away through your mind. Possible, I’m not saying no at all, I cannot say it’s 100% no, it is possible, but you don’t try
such things because you may think yourself away. Once it crosses a certain point,
then nobody can help you, isn’t it? Yes? Even your doctors give up at some point or no? The only people who don’t give up on you
is the Insurance. Everybody else gives up on you at some point, the only people who don’t want to give up
on you is Insurance, because… you know. (Laughs) So, keeping your mind life-friendly
is definitely your business. Your mind should be friendly to this life,
isn’t it so? Should work for this life. After all, your mind is your employee. Yes or no? Why have you made him your enemy? If you do not know how to handle the people
who work for you, they will turn into your enemies, don’t have any misunderstanding about this,
don’t have any doubt about this, it happens, isn’t it so? Hmm? If you don’t handle your own children properly,
they will turn into your enemies. No? You have any doubt? “No, not my son, he won’t do that” –
don’t have any doubt, he’ll do that. If you don’t handle him right,
he will turn into your enemy. Yes or no? Yes or no? That’s the way life is. Now, why is it your mind, such a powerful,
beautiful, miraculous thing has turned into your enemy? This is something we have to look at, whether
you have an ailment or you’re on the way. Whichever way, it’s time you look at it. Isn’t it so? Hmm? You shouldn’t let any time pass, because
thinking diseases in and thinking diseases out is not fun, it’ll cost life. Once you have an ailment it becomes a fulltime
engagement, you won’t have any other luxury of sitting and listening to spiritual discourse
like this, it’ll take away everything, you’ll be sitting in a hospital queue. Yes or no? It’s not fun. Yes? It’s not fun. Till you get there, you don’t realize how bad it is. Everybody, however healthy you are, once a month take a tour of a major hospital in your town, you must, really. You must go and see, not for some perverse pleasure
but you must see what can happen to human beings, just small things wrong, that’s all. They didn’t commit any great crime, they were
just everyday creating little acid in their stomach, see where it’s gotten them. If you handle everything right, you still, you know, the damn tick may get into you
and cause problems, who knows? Yes? You handled everything right, doesn’t matter, you got into an airplane, you’re thinking
they’re all people, but the swine flu got into you. Somebody is a swine there, you don’t know. If you do everything right, still there are
million problems. Isn’t it so? Yes? The nature of life is such, even if you drink milk you could get poisoned, but if you’re talking about drinking poison and living well,
all the best, that’s all I can say. Isn’t it so? If you eat good food it can turn into poison
in your stomach, it’s possible. If you eat the best things it can turn into poison. You want to eat poison and live well, I can only wish you luck because
there’s no other way for such a person, isn’t it? You’re churning up poison and hoping to live well
– oh, you need lot of luck. We have to arrange the whole tapestry of stars
into a straight line for you – all the stars in line for you,
otherwise life will not work for you, it’ll get you. So, please keep your mind in line, it should work for you,
it should do beautiful things for you, not ugly things. Why is your mind doing ugly things? So now, “I can’t stand her, I can’t stand her” – if I develop resentment – resentment, anger, hatred, these are all poisons you drink and you expect
someone else to die; life doesn’t work like that. If you drink the poison only you die, not somebody else. “I hate her, I want her dead, I want her dead” –
only you die, not her, isn’t it? You drink poison and you expect somebody else to die –
it doesn’t work like that, So, you need to get this straightened out. If your mind is working against you, first
and foremost thing that you do is take a break from every damn thing that you’re doing,
it doesn’t matter what you’re doing. You understand? Your work, your family, your nonsense, take a break
from everything, go to an appropriate place. If you want you can come here or go to India
or go somewhere else, wherever it works for you. Do something about this one! Fix this one before you enter the world, isn’t it? So, sit down in one place, see what you can
do about this one, because once you live in this world, either you must do something good to yourself, or
you must do something good to ten people around you. Either you must be keeping yourself truly joyful
and living, you don’t care about anybody, it doesn’t matter, at least you’re happy, we’re okay. Or, you’re doing something nice for
somebody around you, you’re okay. Anybody who is not doing any good to himself or to anybody around him, has really
no right to call himself human, isn’t it? That much intelligence and awareness
nature has put into you. Isn’t it so? Yes? Maybe you can’t do some great act in the world,
it doesn’t matter. At least walk gently upon this planet,
that much you can do, right? Yes? Maybe you can’t go out and serve the whole world,
it doesn’t matter, at least walk joyfully. If you walk joyfully on this planet, suddenly
you see the whole world looks beautiful. Once the whole world looks beautiful, naturally
you will shed a glance, a loving glance upon everything, this is natural process. Is it so? If you walk through this very joyfully, whatever
you look at, looks beautiful. Once everything looks beautiful to you, you
naturally shed a very loving glance upon everything that you see – you’re a blessed being; that’s
all it takes. And if you’re not so, isn’t it time that you
take some time off and work upon yourself “No, no, I’m doing something important”
– you’re not doing anything important; because, in everything that you do, who you are will
find expression, isn’t it? Hmm? Not your stupid good intentions which will
find expression. Who you are will find expression in everything
that you do. If you have poison in your head, with good
intentions you’ll inject poison into the world, that’s what is happening in the world. More damage is happening to this world with
good intentions than with bad intentions. Isn’t it so? In 1934, Adolf Hitler gave a speech in Hamburg
and he said, “I’m doing the duty of my forefathers,” when people asked him why he’s rounding up
people and sending them to the gas. And I want you to understand, I believe that
he was not lying, he believes… that’s the most dangerous thing. He’s not a liar, he believes what he’s doing,
that’s what empowers the man. Within a short span of time, the way he organized
the whole nation and made everybody believe whatever he believes in, is not simple organization. Phenomenal organization, isn’t it? Because the man believes 100% and he believes
that he is doing the best thing that can be done to the world. So, your good intentions are not going to
save the world – how you are. And how you are will change only if you can
breathe, walk, lie down, sit down joyfully. If you cannot do this one thing, everything
else will be just poison, whatever you do. Only when you’re pleasant within yourself,
you feel pleasant about everything around you. Only when you feel pleasant about everything
around you, you move around with a certain sense and value to life around you, otherwise
it doesn’t matter how much morality you carry in you, how many scriptures you remember,
you will find ways to do the cruelest possible things. So, the first and foremost business, the first
and basic responsibility for a human being is, how he sits here. “Are you sitting here joyfully, are you
sitting here with some misery being manufactured in your head” – this is the foremost thing
that you have to attend to, only after that everything else; because otherwise nothing
else really works, please see. Whenever you feel very miserable, always the
thought comes you want to end your life. You don’t take action on that but thought
comes, isn’t it? Yes or no? You try this, 24 hours you remain in misery. You always entertain yourself with a television
or a book or a friend or something – don’t do that; 24 hours just remain in misery. Within 24 hours you will get serious thoughts
that you want to end your life, for sure, because nobody can bear misery more than for
a few minutes. More than a few minutes you need a diversion,
otherwise you’ll go crazy, isn’t it? To understand misery does not work, that’s
not the way to conduct life, whatever may be your life situation, whatever I’m saying… Whatever may be happening with your life,
maybe when you came to the satsang you packed everything in your car and come and you have
no house to go back to, maybe, if you’ve come from Michigan. Not you, okay, not you. Maybe something else, there may be many things
in life. Whatever it may be, you are better off than
when you were born, isn’t it? You came with nothing, at least you got something
now – you’re on the profit side. Look at the beauty of life – you came with
utterly nothing, whatever may be happening you’re still in profit, not in loss, so you
cannot complain. Hmm? Isn’t it so? So, don’t try to think your disease away,
think your misery away. Hmm? If you think your misery away, ailment or
no ailment, we’ll see.


  • Reply Ranganath Vaikuntham November 28, 2019 at 8:04 am


  • Reply Shayantan Kabiraj November 28, 2019 at 8:05 am

    First commentor

  • Reply Ramya Mamidi November 28, 2019 at 8:05 am

    Sadhguru fans

  • Reply Prem Jyoti November 28, 2019 at 8:05 am


  • Reply Shruti Chaturvedi November 28, 2019 at 8:05 am


  • Reply A Helpful Earth November 28, 2019 at 8:06 am

    The mind not only has the power to cure but also the power to grow stronger, like a muscle, when trained ✌???

  • Reply rahul mahbubani November 28, 2019 at 8:06 am

    I like these kind of videos ?

  • Reply Aashish karn November 28, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Sadguru please come in nepal……

  • Reply Gema Parra Gomez November 28, 2019 at 8:08 am

    Yes ?

  • Reply Sunam Dutta November 28, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Sadhguru Plz visit Bbsr ??

  • Reply ajith kumar November 28, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Why is he bringing this “Pillai” tag into, it’s not funny at all.

  • Reply Les blagues de Sadhguru Blagues des autres. November 28, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Your mind Is your employee,not your enemy.
    Fix It before you enter the world.

  • Reply Ashutosh Pandey November 28, 2019 at 8:09 am

    Yes sir.U R RIGHT.

  • Reply Gema Parra Gomez November 28, 2019 at 8:11 am

    Ulcers are a perfectly clear example of psychosomatic manifestation.

  • Reply Kody Lee November 28, 2019 at 8:13 am

    Well nobody wants krishna powers anymore or to depend on krishna, so we have no power. I mean no sense of divinity. Unfeeling, generation with no purpose. The rot in the ground and happy about gen. ? you can have gods and science in your life, people! Do not be stuck in negative karma . We need to train our little ones to have a sense of the god head before they go down, unthinkable path of pimping women, promiscuity and drugs. None of that fulfills you FYI heads up. ? happiness comes from within! Peace love and light sadhguru.

  • Reply The Wanderer November 28, 2019 at 8:15 am

    of course it does

  • Reply XaK November 28, 2019 at 8:19 am

    What if your born with Congenital heart disease that's not caused by your mentality and thinking . I have ToF and an aortic Anyursm at 4.9cm

  • Reply Kresien //M November 28, 2019 at 8:20 am

    Shankaran Pillai was using his mind as a memory bank and so the past repeated itself in cycles. Shankaran Pillai is suffering his memory and imagination. Sadhguru told Shankaran Pillai that he should learn how to handle his thoughts and emotions so that he don't suffer the past or future. Shankaran Pillai is long overdue for IE

  • Reply satz r November 28, 2019 at 8:24 am

    Guys visit edges of earth channel too for such authentic exploration of world and Brock needs our help.. to continue his journey

  • Reply tapan thite November 28, 2019 at 8:25 am

    There is a un-explainable key in this video. . . But to accept it . . . I don't know why it becomes difficult ?

  • Reply Hindu Rationalist November 28, 2019 at 8:25 am

    Walk Joyfully. At least this much you can do for the world – Sadhguru

  • Reply Pooja Mishra November 28, 2019 at 8:34 am


  • Reply Manoj Kumar November 28, 2019 at 8:37 am

    reminds me of the movie
    'a ship of theseus'

  • Reply R D November 28, 2019 at 8:42 am


  • Reply Erika K November 28, 2019 at 8:46 am

    Every illness starts at an energetic level. We do have the power to heal our thinking patterns and heal our body, to become stronger and healthier. Have a positive relationship with yourself, it is the most important relationship you'll ever have

  • Reply Elizabeth Mali November 28, 2019 at 8:52 am

    Wow!!! Amazing sadhguru ji!

  • Reply Adarsha Pandey November 28, 2019 at 8:55 am


  • Reply sangamesh menasagi November 28, 2019 at 8:57 am

    ??shankarann pille…

  • Reply *Rajesh Raj November 28, 2019 at 9:01 am

    U are right sadguruji ?

  • Reply Umesh Sonune November 28, 2019 at 9:06 am

    Useful video after long time.

  • Reply Shyam Kodanda November 28, 2019 at 9:06 am

    It’s a Blessing to listen to you Sadhguru…Thank You ?

  • Reply Rahul Sharma November 28, 2019 at 9:07 am

    God bless you, Sadhguru. I just want to know how I can stop trying to think my disease away. I attended the conference in Dallas and it was incredible. I have been doing the Kriya twice a day and following all the rules. It is working very well but I just want to know if there is anything else I can do to help myself. Thank you.

  • Reply Satyam Shirke November 28, 2019 at 9:13 am

    If you're mind ,soul and aatmashakti focus in heart emossion then you can do anything , you will be able to control not only nature but also Univers , but it's nearly impossible to perfectly control that energy

  • Reply Lets Make Earth Paradise Again November 28, 2019 at 9:20 am

    I am shankaran pillai

  • Reply ಜೈ ಭಾರತ ಮಾತೆ November 28, 2019 at 9:25 am

    ಸದ್ಗುರು ♥️

  • Reply Abdul Rahman November 28, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Very much useful

  • Reply TheReal Devin November 28, 2019 at 9:42 am

    Words of the Wise ??

  • Reply Marline Ramlotchan November 28, 2019 at 9:43 am

    Really interesting…Great listening. So true. ???I must commend Sadhguruji on this beautiful talk. WOW?

  • Reply Brian Smith November 28, 2019 at 10:02 am

    Yes , I see that. Gratitude

  • Reply Shivam Kumar November 28, 2019 at 10:04 am

    A totally helpless being ??
    Ammm like a plant in pot ??

  • Reply Pooja Pandey November 28, 2019 at 10:05 am


  • Reply Chandra Prakash November 28, 2019 at 10:09 am

    Don't take your disease away. Take your misery away.

  • Reply Linda E. 11:11 November 28, 2019 at 10:12 am

    So, very true. The mind is our employee & once we know this anything is possible. Namaste.

  • Reply Sri November 28, 2019 at 10:28 am

    Thank you Sadhguru

  • Reply DoYouKnow November 28, 2019 at 10:42 am


  • Reply inner smile November 28, 2019 at 10:50 am

    Very true we are creator of our own destiny

  • Reply C Kay November 28, 2019 at 10:56 am

    What cures love… the ex choosing an ex smack head over you…that should do the trick lol

  • Reply Alfi Singh November 28, 2019 at 11:01 am

    Mind is very powerful ?
    Work wisely ??

  • Reply Jyotishankar November 28, 2019 at 11:08 am

    Sankaran Pillai is Mr. Worldwide

  • Reply jarmansaid said November 28, 2019 at 11:08 am


  • Reply Auntie Kathies Rescue Tails November 28, 2019 at 11:19 am

    So true Sadhguru, I walk joyfully every morning with my Rescue Pack of animals, and the world does really look beautiful to us, no matter what other dramas life throws at us. I even feel at one with them on that hike and nothing else matters….. just enjoying them and the miracle of nature.

  • Reply Hypha brainwave state November 28, 2019 at 11:35 am

    Did anyone hear of Dr Bruce Lipton?

  • Reply vishal Nayal November 28, 2019 at 11:58 am

    Isn't it

  • Reply Poppy November 28, 2019 at 12:06 pm

    Smiling…Sat Nam Sadhguru, your energy inspires mine to shine "we are not this body..we are not even this mind" NAMASTE ?

  • Reply Authentic Self Guide November 28, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    Dr. Joe Dispenza claims curing physical illness is absolutely possible ??

  • Reply Leandro De Sousa November 28, 2019 at 12:16 pm

    Gratitude Sadhguru!

  • Reply Khary Dixon November 28, 2019 at 12:22 pm

    Why did he say if you're from Michigan? Lol.

  • Reply Sunny Datta November 28, 2019 at 12:32 pm


  • Reply Sunny Datta November 28, 2019 at 12:32 pm

    Anyone Here After Salil Jamdar Mera ghata

  • Reply Juri Barrie November 28, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    interesting. yes or no isn't it so

  • Reply Sparkin Head November 28, 2019 at 1:05 pm


  • Reply Sampad Saha November 28, 2019 at 1:16 pm

    what sort of ailments Sadhguru is referring? does it involve psychiatric diseases too? if yes then how could we know if it got physically manifested or not and need of medications

  • Reply Ray Mukhtar November 28, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    The answer was given at the end, many have missed it. Do not try to think your DISEASE away, simply think your MISERY away.

    (Meaning you only got to the disease with your misery thoughts, so you must fix those first… Be happy, be joyful, look at the small things and be grateful for them all; the air, the water, sunrise every morning.. This is how you become more spiritual. The Kriya practise allows you to calm yourself enough to see them. Follow these steps and you'll be on your way

  • Reply Ajae Giri November 28, 2019 at 1:50 pm


  • Reply Mathi Madhu November 28, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Totally perfect

  • Reply Mathi Madhu November 28, 2019 at 2:07 pm

    Thank you sadguru

  • Reply anju ramola November 28, 2019 at 2:33 pm

    Truly a blessing to hear Sadhguru

  • Reply Mr. C November 28, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    Life is not worth living. It is, however, worth dying for.

  • Reply До дона Artur Артур November 28, 2019 at 2:55 pm


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  • Reply w3w3w3 November 28, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    When I was 17 and in Army training I had shin splints(that I had a few months before I got in the Army training, from all the running and training I was doing before I joined, It was so bad that I had seen a doctor, used ICE, got new trainers with more springs, etc…) 2/3 weeks into training I say to my officer at night that I need to go to see the medic tmoz as I have shin splints. I was literally limping a little etc and could feel the "bump" etc. I used my "mind" somehow whilst in bed that night, and next morning I wake up and do a normal day andby lunchtime something clicks… I look down at my leg and feel NOTHING, pain is gone… shinsplints gone… I say nothing and try not to "think" about it again as to not "jinx" it or something. To this day I do not know how it disappeared and It was a srs problem that I had even before I went into the Army lol… weird. I have had a few things happen like this as well. I do believe the mind can heal or is very powerful more than we know it and I used to think that before this happen as well.

  • Reply Ananya Mohanty November 28, 2019 at 4:28 pm

    And I love you ???

  • Reply mahender nagula November 28, 2019 at 4:29 pm


  • Reply rupesh kumar November 28, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    warren buffet cracked the same joke of x ray

  • Reply thomas seven November 28, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    Mind can make you sick, but it cannot cure. If it gets out of the way the body can heal itself.

  • Reply bharat shekhawat November 28, 2019 at 4:46 pm

    save to best..

  • Reply Matthew Bradley November 28, 2019 at 5:09 pm

    sadhguru,you should use other names than shankaran pillai for your jokes,it's getting stale

  • Reply Kaif Khan November 28, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    Dear Sadhguru, I am a class X student and I have been in two relationships till date. In both the cases the girl dumped me.Talking about the second case, the girl loved me alot and I also loved her too much, yet we never got physical. It lasted for more than a year but in the ending days of the relationship the attitude of the girl changed completely.She stopped showing her love to me. After sometime I talked to her about it,but she said there is nothing as such. Then she cheated me.
    Nevertheless, I am still very happy. But I still have alot of feelings for her. Whenever I see her I remember the golden old days with her. What can be the reason for this breakup and why I have never succeeded in a relationship?

  • Reply Kanishk Kumar November 28, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    I didn't get the Michigan joke.

  • Reply Jayanta Mondal November 28, 2019 at 5:45 pm

    I wish this profound video reached every person across the globe! ❤️

  • Reply Dating Coach Andrew November 28, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    Yes it does…the mind cures everything <3

  • Reply Noreen Dyer November 28, 2019 at 6:05 pm


  • Reply Dhriti Getto November 28, 2019 at 6:28 pm

    Love you so much sadhguru ❤❤❤❤

  • Reply Sindhura Divte November 28, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    There is nothing called right or wrong, good or bad, cheap or revered. It's all in conditioned past. Try to look , contemplate everything from consciousness

  • Reply Nikesh Kumar November 28, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Bow down to you Guruji

  • Reply k k November 28, 2019 at 7:01 pm

    Wow Amazing❤️❤️❤️????????

  • Reply Queen Dafne November 28, 2019 at 7:06 pm

    It's so so true what you said thankssss my gurujyyy ❤️??❤️?️?????

  • Reply Tropic of Gemini November 28, 2019 at 7:33 pm


  • Reply Tropic of Gemini November 28, 2019 at 7:35 pm

    Sadhguru must copyright Shankaran Pillai .?????

  • Reply laxman deep November 28, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    AILMENT or NO AILMENT will see…..19:21

  • Reply Praveen Bachu November 28, 2019 at 8:13 pm

    Namaskar Sadhguru ?
    Namaste to everyone ?
    This is what you have been telling:
    1. To fix the outside, close eyes
    2. To fix the inside, close the eyes

    “A healthy body is a guest chamber but a weak body is a prison “

  • Reply Livon Diramerian November 28, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    We better love and respect our life.

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