108+ Sadhguru Quotes on Life, Happiness, and Love


David Em

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Sadhguru is a yogi, author, and the founder of the Isha Foundation. He’s a famous and inspiring spiritual leader. Read the best Sadhguru quotes.

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Sadhguru is a prominent voice in spirituality. He’s an engaging and inspiring speaker.

He reaches millions of YouTube subscribers and has many TV and podcast appearances.

He’s also the author of Inner Engineering, a New York Time’s Bestseller.

Aside from being a yogi and mystic, Sadhguru is the founder of the Isha Foundation.

Through the foundation, he impacts many initiatives. It has spiritual, educational, and environmental efforts.

If you’re ready for inspiration and thought-provoking messages, read the following Sadhguru quotes.

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The best Sadhguru quotes

1. “Whatever happens to you, you can either see it as a curse and suffer it, or you can see it as a blessing and make use of it.” -Sadhguru

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

3. “If you want everyone to fall in love with you, the first thing is, you must fall in love with all of them.” -Sadhguru

4. “Yesterday lives only in your mind.” -Sadhguru

5. “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

6. “Life has a certain pace. You should be joyfully in a hurry but never impatient.” -Sadhguru

Sadhguru quote about life's pace.
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7. “What you choose to focus on determines the quality of your life.” -Sadhguru

8. “Never look up to anybody. Never look down on anybody. That’s all you have to do with life. ” -Sadhguru

9. “If you resist change, you resist life.” -Sadhguru

10. “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

11. “To rise above the modifications of your mind, when you cease your mind, when you cease to be a part of your mind, that is yoga.” -Sadhguru

12. “If you want to know whether you are moving forward in life, just see if you are a little more joyful today than you were yesterday.” -Sadhguru

13. “If you accept what is there right now, everything will become part of you. If you resist it, everything will be a problem.” -Sadhguru

14. “If every day you break one limitation, depending upon how many limitations you have, one day you will be liberated.” -Sadhguru

15. “If you do not turn against yourself, the human potential is limitless.” -Sadhguru

16. “If you exist here only as a body and a mind, suffering is inevitable. Meditation means to go beyond the limitations of your body and mind, and know freedom.” -Sadhguru

17. “If you set an example as someone worth looking up to, you do not have to do much parenting.” -Sadhguru

18. “Negative energies can’t touch you if you are in a state of meditation.” -Sadhguru

19. “I learned to create a little more space between my thoughts and actions – actually between my feelings and reactions. This is extremely important; without it, life can be a real roller coaster ride.” -Sadhguru

20. “The moment you transcend the limitations of your logical mind, there is no such thing as time and space.” -Sadhguru

21. “Whatever life throws at you, if you learn to shake it off and stand on it, you can make it a basis of your growth, maturity, and wellbeing.” -Sadhguru

Sadhguru quote about shaking off what life throws at you.
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22. “Spiritual process means moving towards your liberation. No matter what the nature of your past or present is, there is a doorway for all.” -Sadhguru

23. “Living totally does not mean just having a good time. It means experiencing anything that comes your way fully and intensely. The very process of life is the dissolution of karma. If you live every moment of your life totally, you dissolve an enormous volume of karma.” -Sadhguru

Related: How to Do a Karmic Cleanse

24. “Fear, anger, and stress are poisons you create. If you take charge, you can create a chemistry of blissfulness. Engineer yourself to inner well-being.” -Sadhguru

25. “The fundamental priority in life has to be life itself – not the accumulation of things and people, not social or psychological drama.” -Sadhguru

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

27. “If you think someone else is responsible for the way you are, you cannot become the way you want to be.” -Sadhguru

28. “When you do things habitually, it seems easier, but without conscious action, there shall be no growth.” -Sadhguru

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

30. “If you upgrade your activity without upgrading yourself, you are bound to break down at some point.” -Sadhguru

31. “When you develop an immense sense of love for something, you will naturally stretch beyond your limits.” -Sadhguru

32. “See how to go ahead in life. Constantly looking in the rear view mirror will make you crash.” -Sadhguru

33. “There is only one calamity: ignorance. And there is only one solution: enlightenment.” -Sadhguru

34. “Love and hate are two sides of the same coin. Any moment, it can flip the other way. One can become the other.” -Sadhguru

35. “Money is definitely needed, but how much money do we really need?” -Sadhguru

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

Sadhguru quote about learning to listen.
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37. “You can only genuinely seek when you realize that you do not know.” -Sadhguru

38. “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

39. “By trying to punish someone, you only end up punishing yourself.” -Sadhguru

40. “Believing means you have assumed something that you do not know; seeking means you have realized that you do not know.” -Sadhguru

41. “The walls of self-preservation that you build for today are the walls of self-imprisonment for tomorrow. Boundaries that you establish in your life as a protection for yourself today will feel like constraints tomorrow.” -Sadhguru

42. “No work is stressful. It is your inability to manage your body, mind, and emotions that make it stressful.” -Sadhguru

43. “Destiny is not a fixed destination – it is what you create.” -Sadhguru

44. “The very cosmos is energy. If you open yourself up to it, there will never be a lack of energy for you.” -Sadhguru

45. “Meditation is like a homecoming, a way to settle at your innermost core.” -Sadhguru

46. “The way people are living today, I would say, never do unto others what you do unto yourself.” -Sadhguru

47. “When you are deeply in love with something, it becomes more important than yourself. With this inner quality, Growth will be easy.” -Sadhguru

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

49. “Human beings suffer their own memory and imagination; that is they suffer that which does not exist.” -Sadhguru

50. “People around us can only create situations. How we experience them is always generated by us.” -Sadhguru

51. “Being responsible is taking ownership of your life. It means you have taken the first radical step to becoming a complete human being – fully conscious and fully human.” -Sadhguru

52. “To live and operate in the world, you may have to identify with something. Play with your identifications, don’t let them rule you.” -Sadhguru

53. “Our way of being should define us, not our activity.” -Sadhguru

54. “If you want to know the process of life and its source, the first thing to do is raise your level of aliveness. Being joyfully alive is the only way to truly know life.” -Sadhguru

55. “In the vastness of the cosmos, everything is going perfect, but one nasty little thought in your mind can make it a bad day. That is a lack of perspective.” -Sadhguru

56. “The man who does only as much as is needed will only get that much.” -Sadhguru

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

58. “How deeply you touch another life is how rich your life is.” -Sadhguru

Sadhguru quote about touching another life.
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59. “Your body is on loan from the planet. All the countless numbers of people who have lived on this planet before you and me have all become topsoil, and so will you. This planet will collect back atom by atom what it has loaned to you.” -Sadhguru

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

61. “By going to the temple, mosque, or church, you do not become spiritual. You become spiritual only by turning inward.” -Sadhguru

62. “Incredible things can be done simply if we are committed to making them happen.” -Sadhguru

63. “Don’t be dead serious about life. It is just a play.” -Sadhguru

64. “First, you must make yourself fantastic; then you can do fantastic things.” -Sadhguru

65. “Keeping every cell in the body as clean as possible is very important. Once there is a certain level of purity within the system, one becomes sensitive to life.” -Sadhguru

66. “When you live for everyone, everyone takes care of you.” -Sadhguru

67. “Every human being deserves to live in a consecrated space, a space that helps you transcend the ways of the material world.” -Sadhguru

68. “The way you eat not only decides your physical health, but the very way you think, feel, and experience life. Trying to eat intelligently means understanding what kind of fuel this body is designed for and accordingly supplying it, so that it functions at its best.” -Sadhguru

69. “Opinions are like cataracts. They will not allow you to see clearly.” -Sadhguru

70. “If you tell yourself you don’t want to think a certain thought, that is precisely the first thing your mind will produce! That is the nature of the human mind.” -Sadhguru

71. “Yoga is not a philosophy; it is a reality you can experience and explore.” -Sadhguru

72. “What you try to be, you will not be that. What you just throw out, that becomes you.” -Sadhguru

73. “Dance is the ultimate expression of exuberance that your body can find.” -Sadhguru

74. “We need to stop looking at human beings as resources. They are not commodities but lives. With the right nurturing, they will blossom into someone remarkable.” -Sadhguru

75. “Being a seeker means no matter what the Vedas said, what Krishna or Shiva said, you have to know the truth in your own experience.” -Sadhguru

76. “Nothing has ever been out of place in this existence. Things have been out of place in human societies.” -Sadhguru

77. “When you have that, you dream of this and when you have this, you dream of that. Maybe you call it romantic, but it’s just plain stupidity. It destroys life.” -Sadhguru

78. “Whatever your capabilities, you must stretch them to the limit and a little beyond.” -Sadhguru

Sadhguru quote about stretching your capabilities.
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79. “Don’t hold back your love, your joy, and your exuberance. Only what you give becomes your quality, not what you hold back.” -Sadhguru

80. “Your thoughts and emotions are the drama that you create in your mind.” -Sadhguru

81. “Frustration, discouragement, and depression mean that you are working against yourself.” -Sadhguru

82. “Confidence without clarity is always a disaster.” -Sadhguru

83. “Most people in the world are not busy – they are just preoccupied.” -Sadhguru

84. “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

85. “If all your energies are focused in one direction, enlightenment is not far away. After all, what you are seeking is already within you.” -Sadhguru

86. “The important thing is not that people love you but that you are loving.” -Sadhguru

87. “It is our compulsive reaction to the situations in which we are placed that causes stress.” -Sadhguru

88. “You have too much social influence upon you. You are not going by your own nature. People do so many nonsensical life-negative things because they don’t want to be left out of the scene around them.” -Sadhguru

89. “If the opportunity presents itself, are you ready for it? That is the difference between success and failure.” -Sadhguru

90. “Unless you do the right things, the right things will not happen to you.” -Sadhguru

91. “The mind remembers only certain things. The body remembers everything. The information it carries goes back to the beginning of existence.” -Sadhguru

92. “Every thought, every emotion that you create changes the very chemistry of your body.” -Sadhguru

93. “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

94. “It does not take much for a human being to live well. Only when you are trying to imitate someone else, it takes a lot.” -Sadhguru

Sadhguru quote about living well.
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95. “If you are conscious that you are mortal, there is no time to do anything stupid. You have to stay on track.” -Sadhguru

96. “Once you create a distance between you and your body, between you and your mind, that is the end of suffering.” -Sadhguru

97. “If you are very happy, you will do many more things than if you are unhappy.” -Sadhguru

98. “If you are alone and getting bored then you are obviously in bad company.” -Sadhguru

99. “The whole effort of the spiritual process is to break the boundaries you have drawn for yourself and experience the immensity that you are.” -Sadhguru

100. “Our lives become beautiful not because we are perfect. Our lives become beautiful because we put our heart into whatever we do.” -Sadhguru

101. “If you choose, you can be joyful every moment of your life. It’s time you made your choice.” -Sadhguru

102. “What the body really needs is restfulness not sleep.” -Sadhguru

103. “Are you here to experience life or to think about it?” -Sadhguru

104. “The fear is simply because you are not living with life, you are living in your mind.” -Sadhguru

105. “Your experience of life does not depend on who or what is around you but on how you are.” -Sadhguru

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

107. “Nothing in life is a problem – everything is a possibility.” -Sadhguru

108. “Compassion is definitely a more liberating emotion than love.” -Sadhguru

109. “If you think you are big, you become small. If you know you are nothing, you become unlimited.” -Sadhguru

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

Sadhguru quote about love being what you are.
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111. “Once you are clear about what you are doing and why, other people’s opinions will not matter.” -Sadhguru

112. “Once your life is your expression of blissfulness, you will not be in conflict with anyone.” -Sadhguru

Final thoughts

Since launching the Isha Foundation in 1992, Sadhguru has changed many lives.

He focuses on spiritual, social, and environmental initiatives.

His words are also memorable and inspiring. You’ll get wisdom, clarity, and perspective.

Related: So Hum Mantra

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