A Man Who Learnt a Magical Secret Mantra – Sadhguru


Sadhguru: Once upon a time there was man in South
India who wanted to get supernatural powers. Immediately our man set forth on a journey to Tibet.
One week of intense practice, he could not sit, stand or sleep. Now, he went back all the way back to Tibet once
again. Many things in life seem to be romantic and magical. Right now the flowers are blossoming in the
jasmine plant out there, such nice fragrance. Looks magical, romantic; but there is a science
and technology as to how to make it happen. Yes or no? Hmm, one who knows what the plant needs and does the right thing, only he will have maximum flower and maximum fragrance, isn’t it? Yes? Audience: Yes. Sadhguru: So if you want flowers in your garden
– you want flowers in your garden, what do you do? Flower, flower, flower, flower meditation (Laughter).
Now, no flower meditation needed, you don’t even have to think of a flower. You have to think of soil. You have to
think of manure. You have to think of water. You have to think of sunlight, no flowers. If you handle these things
right, flowers will happen. Flower is a consequence. Fragrance is a consequence. It is not something that you
do. Similarly, meditation is not something that you do. If you handle the body, the mind, the emotion, and the
energy properly, you become meditative. If you try to meditate you will go crazy. Tch, I must tell you one story.
Once upon a time (Laughter) there was a man in South India who wanted to get supernatural powers. What are
supernatural powers you know? Supernatural powers, you know what they are? Somebody wants to walk upon
water, somebody wants to fly without an airplane. Everybody walks on the floor, so somebody wants to
walk on the ceiling. Essentially circus. They want to do something that nobody can do. So the man wants
supernatural powers. He went from guru to guru. So many gurus’ he saw, tch, everybody said, “No.” Then
someone told him, “these South Indian guru is no good, no good” because they’re too conservative, they won’t
give you all this. I know a monk in Tibet where he has all the supernatural powers you want and he is willing to
give it to you. Immediately, our man set forth on a journey to Tibet. From South India to Tibet walking
across Himalayas. Not an easy journey, but our man is determined. He wants supernatural powers. So he went
all the way. He went to this monastery, the Buddhist monastery. The culture in the Buddhist monastery is
very different from what we know here in South India. Here people have been taught that “athithi devo bhava”
that means “a guest is god.” If somebody comes to your home as a guest, you must treat that person like a god.
Even if he happens to be your enemy somewhere else when he comes to your home you must treat him like a
god. You must be saying in India people see you and they are doing this (Gestures) because they want to treat
you like a god, because you’ve come here. When they come to your place they’ll be different. But now that
you’re here (Laughs) they want to treat you like a god. But in the Buddhist monastery there is no such culture. If
you go there nobody will ask you who you are? Tch, not because they don’t care for you because in their life the
most… the biggest thing about their life is to find out who am I? If a new person comes just now, as soon as
he comes you ask him “who are you?” It’s a very big question. Yes? Very big question, isn’t it? So they don’t
want to embarrass you with such a big question. So a new person has come, if you do not ask him “who
are you?” what is the next possibility? Where do you come from? Do you know where you come from?
Tch, now you came from China, that’s not the point. Where do you really come from? Do you know?
From where you came into this life, do you know? Do you know? No (Laughter). Where is it? Mother.
Okay to mother’s belly where did you come (Laughter)? You really don’t know where you came from, isn’t it?
So they don’t want to embarrass you with that question either. A new person has arrived, you don’t ask him who
you are, or where you come from? Tch… not much room for conversation. So they don’t talk to you. Lunch means
there is a bell. If you want, you can go and eat. If you don’t eat, nobody will force you because fasting is
an important part of Buddhist life. If you’re not eating, it is greatly respected. Nobody will come and say “come
and eat” because they think you’re fasting (Laughter). This is a strange situation for this man from South India
because in South India you must know this, if you go to somebody’s home, it doesn’t matter at which time of the
day you go. You must eat. You tell them “no, no, no, I just had my dinner and came.” “Ah, it doesn’t matter,
you’ve come to my home you must eat.” Because this is hospitality. This is a sure way to the hospital. Nobody
asked him who you are? Where you come from? Come and eat. Nothing. He just hung around. When
hunger overtook him he went and ate and just hung around. One day, two days, three days – three weeks
passed away, nobody spoke to him. After three weeks, the old monk who was there called him. He knows why
this man has come. He said “what will you do with supernatural powers? What will you do walking up on
water? After three days a boat will be better you know. I will teach you the way of meditation with this you can
live a fruitful life.” Our man said, “no, no, no, I don’t want your meditation. You think to learn meditation I have
to come to Tibet? In India we know every kind of meditation. Don’t you forget Gautama, the Buddha is an
export from India (Laughter).” In many ways the monk tried to dissuade him, but our man was determined. I
want supernatural powers. Then the monk said, “okay if you must have it, tomorrow morning 4 o’clock take a dip
in the river and come here. Let’s see what we can do. The secrets of supernatural I will give it to you.” Our man
went 4 o’clock in the morning, had a dip in the river, tch, this is not South India this is Tibet.The temperatures are
all minus (Laughter). He took a dip turned half blue (Laughter), he went and sat in front of the monk. The
monk looked at his condition and his determination. He said, “see this is very simple. There are three
mantras. You utter these three mantras three times over, all the supernatural will be yours.” Tch, shall I reveal
the mantras to you? “Buddham saranam gachami”, “Dharmam saranam gachami”, “Sangam saranam
gachami” these three mantras three times over you utter, all the supernatural is yours. Only thing is when
you’re uttering the mantra you should not think about a monkey. “Is that all?” “That is all.” “Can I go?” “Please.”
Our man came out of the monastery really jumping with joy. “The fool of a monk revealed all the secrets of
supernatural and he tells me don’t think about a monkey. What is this? What does he know about my
culture? Here we think of Vedas, Upanishads, brahma sutras, these are all the great scriptures. Why will I think
about a monkey, am I a hunter? I have not seen a monkey in the last ten years.” Like this thinking about monkeys he came down to the Indian part of Himalayas. There is a sacred river in India, you’ve heard of this? Tch,
he came down to the sacred river Ganga had a dip in the river, sat down Buddham monkey (Laughter), monkey
means another dip in the river, sat down Buddham monkey, another dip in the river, Buddham monkey
another dip inthe river. In various yoga postures he tried. Boo means monkey comes. One week of intense
practice he came to a place he does not have to do anything only monkeys, inside monkeys, outside
monkeys, a universe full of monkeys (Laughter). Now, he could not sit, stand, or sleep. Monkeys
everywhere inside, outside, everywhere monkeys. Now he went back, all the way back to Tibet once again.
He went to the monk and said “I don’t want your supernatural powers, first relieve me from these
monkeys” (Laughter). Now this is the nature of your mind. If you say, “I don’t want something” only that
will happen in your mind, isn’t it? Only monkeys? No, no, no now don’t think of a monkey. No. you
cannot think of a monkey. Only monkey (Laughter). The more you do that more monkeys will happen.
Or what I am saying is without understanding the fundamental nature of the mind, if you try to
do something head on with it you will go crazy. So many things that you think you want to forget, you
will never forget. Things that you want to remember you always forget, isn’t it? Yes or no? Because without
understanding the fundamentals of mind, we’re trying to operate the mind. This is the most sophisticated
machine on the planet, but you’re going at it somehow. If you go at it somehow, sometimes it works. Most of
the time unfortunately most people’s minds are working against those people. When you were five years of age,
hmm, when you were only that much, how joyful you were and today how joyful you are? Has it gone up or
gone down? Hmm? That means your mind is working against you. It is working against you simply because
without understanding the fundamentals of what it is, you’re trying to operate it. If you have a sharp knife you
must have asteady hand. Yes? Yes or no? Hmm, if you have a very sharp knife you must have a very steady
hand – unsteady hand. You will either cut yourself or cut somebody. Yes or no? That’s all that’s happening right
now. Once you became a human being you have sharp knife, no steady hand. tch, that’s why yoga. To create a
very steady hand so this sharp knife can be used the way we want that it will not cut us all the time. Right
now, all the misery that you see on the planet, all the human misery that is happening on this planet; where is
the manufacturing unit? Shanghai? Where is the manufacturing unit? In your mind. Every kind of misery is
manufactured only here (Gestures). This should be manufacturing bliss for you, ecstasy for you. But it’s
manufacturing misery because there is no stable platform. It’s all over the place. Once this mind begins to work for you, once you’re blissful by your own nature; there is no fear of suffering. Once you become like this
within yourself that your mind takes instructions from you, whatever happens I will keep this blissful. This will
become magic. This will become a fantastic instrument of well-being. Now you would like to explore the
full depth and dimension of this life.


100 Responses

  1. Self Elevation

    November 5, 2019 4:04 pm

    Peace Sadhguru.. indeed my Elder Brother-Yogi.. what your saying in this is correct.. if you 'try' to meditate, you will drive yourself crazy. . I know from certain experiences.. lol. . Yes sir.. the key is to go into meditation or a meditative state, not forced but withdrawn. Inner focus instead of outer focus.. of course we know there are many different types of meditation, but for basic seated still meditation, indeed it's about regulating the system.. Prana is the key for that.. sometimes it is hard to clear distracting thoughts (the monkey- lol) but still calmness & focus on the breath will always clear distracting thoughts & then higher thoughts truly can come in.. indeed..

    This is a wise lesson here Sadhguru.. I'm glad I caught this. The Mind put into true focus is your best friend. The True Magic happens. Indeed.. .. I def recognize you as one of my true Yoga teachers. I've learned from Elders & Brothers similar to yourself not to 'glorify' the practice but truly do it, & most importantly, make it work.. yes sir. This is indeed what it's about. I give you respect & honor as a true teacher Sadhguru. I, along with a couple of my closest brothers have learned & still learning some key things from you.. the people have to make this technology work for themselves.. then we all def will go to the next level.. no question .
    Om Namahah Sadhguru 🙏..
    Peace to my Elder Brother & Teacher.. indeed..

  2. Be Legendary

    November 10, 2019 5:02 pm

    I think Success is also a consequence of your hard work and perseverance.
    "Karm karo, fal ki chinta mt kro"

  3. Muktinath M

    November 15, 2019 6:08 pm

    Sadguru is like sun, stable,bright n shining ,Spreading rays of knowledge.. If you are in tune with him then no doubt,your life is under transformation

  4. Aniket Chouhan

    December 4, 2019 11:39 am

    I came here after watching a video of sadhguru from 2012 and my oh my sadhguru has not aged…such a blessing you are guruji!

  5. Namrata Ghadge

    December 13, 2019 7:01 pm

    हे सद्गुरू श्री जग्गी जी‌ आज मेरा सर बहोत जोर से घुम रहा है!क्या करू मैं कीसीके पास जावु… मैं बहोत दूखी हू पती और बच्चे मुझे देखकर थोडा डर रहे थे और मुझे कैदी की तरह बंद कीया!आई को फोन कीया था मुझे कुछ टबलेट ‌दे दीया. आब मुझे आच्छा लगा राहा है! लेकीन मैं रो रो रही हुं !……. I am from Mumbai kharghar.

  6. Sudip g

    December 19, 2019 5:32 pm

    I really respect you.
    But how come you said gautam buddha is an export from india??????
    You seem to know everything then how this fall arrived???
    Really disappointed.

  7. Shilbhadra Ray

    December 29, 2019 3:57 pm

    koti koti naman we are blessed to have you in our life time. Radhe Radhe. 🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  8. Sips of Hell

    January 21, 2020 6:24 pm

    all magical incantations actually come from the individual reciting it, these magical mantras need to sound difficult to pronounce so the individual reciting it feels that he/she has accomplished something by doing so, with this belief magic happens. Just like the most sacred thing in the Temple is the Disciple not the Temple which is man-made but the Disciple is God-Made

  9. Deepak kumhar

    January 23, 2020 2:31 pm



  10. tola menh

    February 2, 2020 2:58 pm

    I want to ask you that meaning of meditation is made person who practices think about everything around

  11. Joel Wateres-muddy

    February 9, 2020 1:33 am

    First time I disagree . I donot treat any man like a god . Those are words of a fool, and I don’t think you are a fool the statement was. all men should be treated
    with respect and some with the respect they may deserve but always with some degree of respect. Some more some less. Even royalty must earn respect . As a post colony ,do you agree, yes or no Hello ?
    I will only treat god with ultimate respect “god the Devine” has deserved true and only the Devine respect worshipping a god is respect. I know you will play with semantics even you can be wrong you’re a yogi yes and a man who deserves respect of a man not a god.
    Unless you play with the words and choose to redefine “ respect” I have no argument with you it would only be a fools statement.

  12. Wind Ninja

    February 9, 2020 9:54 pm

    The South Indian was actually Chinese, the Tibetan was Indian, and the Chinese was English, but it's China that was a rude host…

  13. Abhijeet Chaudhari

    February 12, 2020 2:43 pm

    Dear Sadhguruji, I am great fan of yours, your teachings and philosophy. I just want to tell that many things you mention with "In south part of India or in south India" actually also exists in north part of India. Sorry if I am saying anything offensive.


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