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Sadhguru on Coronavirus Outbreak in China

February 13, 2020

Questioner: Namaskaram Sadhguru. So regarding the
situation in China, and right now all around the world, regarding the Corona virus, so it has created
a lot of tension in China. And also, like other countries, the Chinese has faced a lot of discrimination.
So can you give some advice regarding the situation right now to the Chinese. 
Thank you. Sadhguru: Well, it’s an unfortunate reality,
but this is happening a bit too often. 2003 there was SARS, 2012 there was Mares.
Now there is Corona, new names, but same threat, largely coming from the same sources.
So, the people of China must look at this why is this happening to us again and again?
Well, there is right now a very severe influenza. Nearly fifteen million Americans are infected,
but people are not so excited about it because it’s not killing at the same rate.
Very old people, children may die sometimes but it’s not killing like this. The reason why this is killing like
this, what I hear from people, I am not a bacterial or virus scientist or something,
but from what I hear, because it’s so new to the human system. It is coming from other mammals,
wild animals, which unfortunately are being eaten as part of the diet in certain parts of China,
that it is causing this again and again. So these wild animals have certain things, viruses
and bacteria, which we are not competent to handle. All of us have this stuff, but our bodies
are competent to handle most of it, but what is in these animals, we are not able to
handle it because it’s so new to our system, our system does not have the necessary antibodies
to address that. Having said that, this is a cultural issue which the people of China should
look at long term. The Chinese government, as far as I can see, is handling this in a war footing.
There’s nothing more anybody can do, as far as I can see, when I look at the
steps that are being taken, but they won’t be able to contain it because
people will move. If I say, don’t cough ugh ugh ugh, so people are like this. So people will move,
and they’ve already moved. It’s expected that almost five million people
from Wuhan could have traveled outside. So where all they’ve gone? Are you here?
We don’t know where all they’ve gone, for what purposes they’ve gone. They may be looking
perfectly healthy, but they may be still spreading it. That is the uniqueness of this thing. They won’t be sick,
they will look perfectly healthy and still be spreading it. So there is a certain fear among people.
Of course, videos are going around, showing how you dung dung fall dead
right there on the street. So when you see a Chinese face, people are
scared. This fear mongering will happen inevitably, but Chinese also must understand it’s a sensitive time.
Do not misunderstand isolation as discrimination, please don’t do that. Please, there is no discrimination,
but if you’re infected, even in your own home they’ll isolate you, isn’t it?
Just like that, so Chinese people should take this in good spirit,
and don’t cough. But there are different ways of handling it.
Some will handle it in a nasty way. Some will handle it in a nice way, do we have this audio,
hmm? Let me play an audio for you, there are different ways of handling an infection. So when calamities come our way, there are many
ways to handle it. Let’s handle it gracefully. Ahh. Something keeps coming. Virus will come,
this will come, that will come, but how we handle it is left to us. So maybe
we’ll handle this also, hopefully, but whichever way let’s do it gracefully.
If somebody is infected, what they need is definitely isolation but
compassion, not discrimination, alright.


  • Reply m n February 13, 2020 at 2:07 am

    This guy don't know anything about Coronavirus these viruses comes from God to punish the
    people but they are not realizing.

  • Reply Lucius Kiirus February 13, 2020 at 2:12 am

    The Chinese are not facing discrimination except by their own government. Their own government is welding the doors shut to their own homes. The Chinese government is kidnapping people and throwing them in Confinement. The woman is a liar and so is anyone who claims there is racism towards the Chinese. WuFlu for You.

  • Reply John Law February 13, 2020 at 2:12 am

    HKSar didn’t come from wild animal.

  • Reply Maddie B February 13, 2020 at 2:18 am

    Isolation is necessary, and we all know it. Unless we want to virus spreading worldwide.

  • Reply Deepak Kumar Jha February 13, 2020 at 2:20 am

    अगर कोरोना वायरस चीन की जगह भारत मे होता तो हमारी सरकार उसे नही रोक पाती सरकार कोरोना से मरे लोगो का शव जलाने को कहती और भारत के मुसलमान ईसाई इसे अपने मजहब पर हमला समझते और दफनाने पर अड़े रहते और विपक्ष भी उनके साथ खड़ा हो जाता लिहाजा कब्रिस्तानो से निकलने वाले गैस के माध्यम से कोरोना वायरस पुरे देश मे फैल जाती करोड़ो लोग मारे जाते सैल्यूट है चीन को जो इस कोरोना त्रासदी से बहादुरी से निपट रही है और हिन्दू मुस्लिम ईसाई सभी के शवो को इलेक्ट्रिक शव दाह गृह मे पुरी तरह जलाकर राख कर दे रही है ताकि इससे वायरस और ना फैले

  • Reply Hyd. Int. Personal Development Proprietary Club February 13, 2020 at 2:24 am

    I feel and as I understand,the belief system and immune system should be strengthened, killing of animals for food should be stopped,especially snakes,crocodiles,Bats,dogs,etc….

  • Reply prem kandhai February 13, 2020 at 2:26 am


  • Reply mal13able February 13, 2020 at 2:27 am

    loved the song!

  • Reply Hyd. Int. Personal Development Proprietary Club February 13, 2020 at 2:28 am

    Cont'd…the curses of animals, has transformed into coronovirus, I interpret the curses are transformed into coronovirus. Cont'd….

  • Reply Xamericanx Panda February 13, 2020 at 2:29 am

    He seems like a very smart man

  • Reply Agony N Gethsemane February 13, 2020 at 2:30 am

    Symphony of the GALAXY!

  • Reply Amadd February 13, 2020 at 2:32 am


  • Reply Eagles Wing February 13, 2020 at 2:34 am

    China worst culture for animal torture..

  • Reply Jigme Sumdrup February 13, 2020 at 2:40 am

    Codiv19 is THE SAME FAMILY to MERS and SARS.. It does not mean at ALL is from china..

    Discrimination is discriminarion.. Mot softened it as isolation etc..

  • Reply Helen J February 13, 2020 at 2:47 am

    这一点都不好笑 感染病毒的人们正在死去
    在中国 吃野生动物的只是少数人

  • Reply Amruth V February 13, 2020 at 2:50 am

    Discrimination she meant, the way they are treated… You see many memes on Chinese and isn't it discrimination?? I respect sadhguru but it's misleading.

  • Reply Mike Golmon February 13, 2020 at 2:52 am

    I can understand why he has achieved much esteem in this life. Very wise human beings are a true gift for all to appreciate if they choose to listen…

  • Reply kishore shetty February 13, 2020 at 2:56 am

    Humans should be wiped out from the surface of the earth , SO THAT THE OTHER SPIECES CAN THEN LIVE IN PEACE FOREVER, No Sadguru or mahasadguru will be required, All entertainers .

  • Reply David Severance February 13, 2020 at 3:08 am

    Human ignorance from repentance of their (SINFUL WAY'S) is why it is happening.

  • Reply L G February 13, 2020 at 3:11 am

    Why doesn’t their government shut down their bio labs or bat and snake food areas since this is not the first time China has been seriously irresponsible involving the world!!!! It’s different if they keep their gross customs to themselves without exposing innocent others?!!
    The Chinese have many documentaries on their poor dealings in the food business. Injecting fish and chicken with antibiotics or juices to mage them heavier and plumper for bigger sales. They toxify pet food and children’s food and toys.
    Extreme unethical, nefarious practices. They will kill themselves off when the next one backfires 100% on them when karma kicks in.

  • Reply Barbie E February 13, 2020 at 3:18 am

    THANK YOU Mr.Sadhguru for explaining it in that manner.Is ridiculous how they playing the race card

  • Reply La vằn Ù February 13, 2020 at 3:22 am

    are you afraid to die? why? you all will die anyway …. just sooner or later

  • Reply dave cao February 13, 2020 at 3:23 am

    They should stop killing animals.

  • Reply narendrarajan thiagarajan February 13, 2020 at 3:26 am

    Humans are so cruel that once they knew they are .infected by any disease then they want to spread their joy to others. What ever we pray we are going to die of our selfishness in the world . I dint meant to ask give your money to poor. I mean discipline in life whether poor or rich.

  • Reply Boat Axe February 13, 2020 at 3:36 am

    My advice is to stop drinking Mexican beer.

  • Reply Helen J February 13, 2020 at 3:43 am

    China Is the Real Sick Man of Asia

    By Walter Russell Mead

    Columnist, Global View, The Wall Street Journal

    Feb. 3, 2020 6:47 pm ET

  • Reply Nilesh Parmar February 13, 2020 at 4:00 am

    Chinese eat anything living thing or fried, basically Sadhguru need to tell them what to eat and what not

  • Reply Helen J February 13, 2020 at 4:05 am

    Coronavirus: Denmark in cartoon bust-up with China over flag – BBC News

    Jan 29, 2020 · A Danish newspaper has rejected China's demand for an apology after it published a satirical cartoon of a Chinese flag with the five gold stars replaced by the deadly coronavirus.

  • Reply Helen J February 13, 2020 at 4:07 am

    Isolation? Or discrimination?

  • Reply Julie Lovestrees February 13, 2020 at 4:11 am

    Clay and earth eat deameticus …kisolite

  • Reply Destroying Angel February 13, 2020 at 4:12 am

    You can laugh or cry, I pick laughing it is after all the best medicine.

  • Reply Julie Lovestrees February 13, 2020 at 4:12 am

    It's true people are so rude when they're sick my boss came in and he was hacking and he just coffee in our atmosphere on purpose as a joke and laughs and I thought it was totally rude I got sick soon after that

  • Reply Meifang Zheng February 13, 2020 at 4:13 am

    Mers is not from China

  • Reply KarinaSkye February 13, 2020 at 4:14 am

    hahahha… pure awesomeness… lets fight "The Virus"

  • Reply Meifang Zheng February 13, 2020 at 4:15 am

    I found times Sadhguru prefers not to answer questions directly. There are some discrimination like what WSJ’s publication: China is real sick man of Asia. And there are people who tried to push Asian wearing masks to rails from train stations in NY and Chicago, etc.

  • Reply VIRAL SWAG February 13, 2020 at 4:20 am


  • Reply Helen J February 13, 2020 at 4:22 am

    Asians worldwide share examples of coronavirus-related xenophobia on social media

    1 day ago

  • Reply DiscoverTheSupernatural February 13, 2020 at 4:26 am

    Please take a good Vitamin C powder to make your immunities strong – but most of all, pray for help and protection in the name of Jesus Christ. We send our Chinese brothers and sisters all our love and prayers.

  • Reply denim deisel February 13, 2020 at 4:37 am

    China almost doubled the size of India, why don't they believe in vegetarianism? Chinese go for 100% vegetarianism, all virus made by Chinese will ran away. Don't believe in killing 😍

  • Reply 子房 February 13, 2020 at 4:39 am

    谢谢印度老师的支持 在我国最难的时候 印度加油 中国加油💪

  • Reply Ranjit Ran February 13, 2020 at 4:41 am

    Real Hero

  • Reply Jitha Narath February 13, 2020 at 4:41 am

    There will be more viruses I feel! But, "do not mis-understand isolation as discrimination"! Well said! Love that Simon & Garfunkel song in another version! LOL! The sound of silence! 😎💚❤😂🤣😻😍 God! Please help us! 🙏🙏🙏

  • Reply Vikinggirl February 13, 2020 at 4:45 am

    YouTube recommended Sadhguru

  • Reply tubularguynine February 13, 2020 at 4:45 am

    Great wisdom and humor! "The greater the intellect, the greater the need for the simplicity of play." – The Caretaker

  • Reply Christina Zoo February 13, 2020 at 4:57 am

    You all sit there …So lost..You think this man has the answers…HE DOES NOT! And you will remain lost! You can see. Because the blind are leading the blind! You are not being led by the Holy Spirit! You are Gods temple! The Kingdom of God is within you! Look within for answers…You have elevated this Sad guru…and lowered yourselves to the ground to sit at his feet! I saw 3 children being put into the same body bag today! You laugh at this song…I wept! This is not funny! I use humor to get through life’s tough times! This was not one of those moments…this song is not funny! And your not enlightened people. Pray,don’t meditate! For understanding..I pray Our Father,his Son and the Holy Spirit lead you up the narrow path! And away from this broad path your currently on…Saint Thomas went to India…and he died there. May God give mercy on us all!

  • Reply Roberto Lopez February 13, 2020 at 4:58 am

    Descrimination is not the best word here, we discriminate everyday , if I offer you a glass of water and a glass of acid to drink , which one you would discriminate?

  • Reply Ramen Naidoo February 13, 2020 at 4:59 am

    I am eager to know if this virus has affected domestic animals, no reports have yet been established. It's important to know due to the fact that many country's import and export meaty products.

  • Reply K M February 13, 2020 at 4:59 am

    He looks soooooo comfortable. I wish I could wear shit like that every day 👀👀🙏🖖

  • Reply Cici Dopie February 13, 2020 at 5:03 am

    I feel so light

  • Reply Youki February 13, 2020 at 5:05 am

    Lol at these dislikes. Sadhguru is right. LOTS of mainland Chinese people eat all kinds of weird shit, like bats, rats, monkeys, etc.. like he said, it's the reason why so many pandemics originated from China. No, it's not sensible to be racist and hateful against Chinese people in general over this, but it's important to understand the cause of the problem.

  • Reply sasindran VM February 13, 2020 at 5:07 am

    Cooked food is ok I heard Chinese eat half cooked or not cooked.that can be an issue.

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  • Reply Joseph Xu February 13, 2020 at 5:13 am

    The song is so sadhguru. Even facing a virus, sing a song, with grace. And always live in the moment. Awesome!

  • Reply Jes Lyn February 13, 2020 at 5:17 am

    I love this Man!!

  • Reply Patricia Burch February 13, 2020 at 5:20 am

    Lol his song. To funny. I have liked you for several years.

  • Reply Jes Lyn February 13, 2020 at 5:20 am

    Your a wonderful soul and I want to thank you 🙏

  • Reply Deepak N February 13, 2020 at 5:25 am

    Where I find this song

  • Reply billyman February 13, 2020 at 5:31 am

    Lol. This guy is a phony

  • Reply MystikalMe 321 February 13, 2020 at 5:36 am

    They eat anything that moves in China. It's horrific and disgusting! At least spare the cats and dogs. That is evil!

  • Reply Donald Orsomarso February 13, 2020 at 5:39 am

    It's a bioweapon that escaped military lab. Not from any diet. Duh. They've been eating garbage there for 2000 years.

  • Reply Akum Kum February 13, 2020 at 5:42 am

    Unnecessary self styled

  • Reply Fahad SH February 13, 2020 at 5:43 am

    I am sorry to say this man is turning more and more out to be a mouthpiece of BJP, go on say a few racist things towards Chinese!

  • Reply Tana Carroll February 13, 2020 at 5:44 am

    This video is downplaying the real problems the planet is facing with this virus. Unbelievable! The only hood information from this video is YES, keep your hands washed and don’t touch your face if you’re infected.

  • Reply David Urquhart February 13, 2020 at 5:50 am

    I liked this!

  • Reply Wai Lee February 13, 2020 at 6:00 am

    This could be a man made biological virus

  • Reply Neeraj Shamdev Lalu February 13, 2020 at 6:01 am

    Stop eating things you were not meant to eat its just that simple or your selfish tastes can end up up killing innocent women and children. Sharks suffer Rino suffer because of your diet and once again innocent people will suffer.

  • Reply Robbie Schlerf February 13, 2020 at 6:06 am

    Even the coronavirus was made in China

  • Reply Navraj Singh February 13, 2020 at 6:09 am

    Why to play a song and then laugh for a thing that is killing people.. its sick.. not right..

  • Reply Michelle L February 13, 2020 at 6:13 am

    Thank you for your message ❤️

  • Reply Nonie Perez February 13, 2020 at 6:19 am

    I was a folk singer a while ago, and this is one of my favorite song, my last note on facebook i said "back to the sound of silence" well done sir

  • Reply Sailing Forever February 13, 2020 at 6:22 am

    This humorous Song seems to be very unrespectfull to over 1000 dead people who suffered and their mourning families… I have expected more emapthy from sadhguru.

  • Reply Inzamam Nizam February 13, 2020 at 6:22 am

    Very funny. Keep singing until it knocks at your door.

  • Reply roman szefler February 13, 2020 at 6:26 am

    Well about those animals LOL bats and snakes on winter time they hibernate Peple don't eat them There we go, it has to be difrent reson for outbreaks
    It's up to you if you want to know

  • Reply Heart Lee February 13, 2020 at 6:34 am


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  • Reply Chuck Maddison February 13, 2020 at 6:57 am

    Sadhguru, a very wise man with a sense of humour.

  • Reply Pallavi Amit February 13, 2020 at 7:05 am

    Ye kahin bhi , kisi bhi topic p , kabhi bhi …Bol sakta hai , sara intelligence, maturity & understanding inhi k paas …. bhagwaan ne inhe fursat me banaya hai 🤨

  • Reply Markian Aslam February 13, 2020 at 7:12 am

    Nothing in the hand of human except creator

  • Reply SuperDynamite666 February 13, 2020 at 7:13 am

    Eating whatever walks will cause your demise! Avoid meat, and killing all sorts of animals for your enjoyment! Its natures way of balancing!

  • Reply Sumithra Roy February 13, 2020 at 7:32 am

    Was there any joke missed …why so much laughing …does things sound funny… Not expected from sadhguru

  • Reply franco coronel February 13, 2020 at 7:33 am

    grande barba

  • Reply BlueFace Baby February 13, 2020 at 7:38 am

    My boy Zenyatta here just chillin and sharing his insights…what a trip

  • Reply Mbk Ayumoza February 13, 2020 at 7:46 am

    😇😇😇apaan artinya

  • Reply youronly friend February 13, 2020 at 7:50 am

    wear condoms china! to many of you there killing you off!

  • Reply youronly friend February 13, 2020 at 7:51 am

    its coming from labs in government labs mr smarty pants not animals! lmao

  • Reply WHATEVER February 13, 2020 at 7:59 am

    Reality 😇

  • Reply ElementZ Z February 13, 2020 at 8:05 am

    I can’t believe they let people move around

  • Reply Kiron Paira February 13, 2020 at 8:09 am

    Don't say we will fight the virus. You can't fight. Say God! we will follow your dharma of nonviolence and compassion for all livings.

  • Reply Michael H February 13, 2020 at 8:35 am

    I love this man!!! Who is he? Such wisdom and strength. I want to know more about him. Anyone? Someone point me in the right direction.

  • Reply james leung February 13, 2020 at 8:44 am

    I just love you so !

  • Reply Dipika Lingiah good news February 13, 2020 at 8:47 am

    We were literally begging the Chinese authorities to stop immediately the dog and cat meat trade. But, they turned down our pleas.Infact, pet dogs and cats were stolen from the owners to be slaughtered for their stomachs' ease. The voices of those dumb creatures and the cruelty meted to them are now, we believe, paying heavily on China.

  • Reply Life ForEver February 13, 2020 at 9:02 am

    Connecting……. Manhussmiriti

  • Reply Gladys Ebenezer February 13, 2020 at 9:11 am

    What is so funny about this and why everyone laughing? I don't understand!!

  • Reply Lady Chance Forever February 13, 2020 at 9:16 am


  • Reply Athula Kumarasinghe February 13, 2020 at 9:27 am

    26000 years before load budda said everything clearly

  • Reply Stefan Schwartz February 13, 2020 at 9:28 am

    Its because they eaten everything even Bats. How you can it a bat ? Omg

  • Reply mekg February 13, 2020 at 9:29 am

    theres a time to laugh, and a time not too…….I agree with confidance, compassion, and thoughts and prayers and the ridiculous power that can rip thru a mountain……but theres a time not laugh… all…..peroid…..I have lost a little respect watching this….but thats ok….Ill gaurd my heart and apply grace to Sadguru and the people, and examine my heart also……people are beautiful….all of us.

  • Reply delvin singh February 13, 2020 at 9:30 am

    Stop eating dogs cats

  • Reply Njin February 13, 2020 at 9:36 am

    What do you call the isolation against the Uighur Muslims in China? That’s discrimination, oppression and indoctrination

  • Reply T Patterson February 13, 2020 at 9:37 am

    Chinese stay home please

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