How Shiva Overcame Lust | #ShivaLivingDeath Ep 1 | Sadhguru


These two eyes can only perceive that which is physical.
The third eye is an inward focused eye, your lustfulness, your desiring nature, never ever
stood outside. It only stood inside. lust means it creates a sense of incompleteness
within you, and a longing for something. When we say Shiva, the word ‘Shiva’ has
become synonymous with the third eye. The third eye, what it means is, these two
eyes are to look outside. These two eyes are capable of showing you
the physicality of the Existence. These two eyes can only perceive that which is physical.
The third eye is an inward focused eye, it’s not going to open up upon your forehead.
The third eye is an inward looking eye. But you have heard stories, Shiva opened his eyes
and he burnt Kama. In India, there is a God of love and lust called Kama.
Kama means lust, which you don’t like to face it head on, so you make it love
because you need some aesthetic to it. So he hides behind a tree and shoots an arrow at Shiva’s
heart. It hits him and Shiva gets a little disturbed. Then he sees it’s kama that is, it’s his
own lust coming up. Then he opened up his third eye, a fiery
eye and burnt kama. He was hiding behind the tree, but he was
burned into ashes. Then Shiva took the ashes of this burned
kama and smeared himself that “I’ve put this things to rest for good”. That is the
general story told to the people. But you tell me, your lust arises within you
or behind the tree? No, you may go behind the tree – that’s another
matter. (Laugh and Applauds). But where does it arise, within you? Desire
is not hanging outside. It is not because a beautiful woman or a beautiful
man is sitting there your desire comes. Because the desire, the kama is within you. So he
opened his third eye and burnt the kama within himself, not the one who is standing outside.
Because he never, ever, stood outside. Please look at this and see, your lustfulness,
your desiring nature, never ever stood outside. It only stood inside. So he opened his third eye,
not this way, inward. Then he saw this lustfulness, which essentially
means that some aspects are built into you, which makes you feel incomplete. So you think you
will find completion only by going towards something or somebody.
Lust is not just about opposite sex, shopping is lust, because you have to go towards
something, only then life will be complete. Every desire is lust, because without that I cannot exist.
I want that, because only when I have that, this will be complete. It may be a thing, it may be a
position, it may be power, it may be sexuality, it doesn’t matter what it is – essentially, lust means
it creates a sense of incompleteness within you, and a longing for something that it makes you feel,
“If you don’t have that you are not complete.” So he decides to burn the kama within himself.
He burned the kama, and then, instead of sweat, ash oozed of the pores of his body, this is
the yogic story. The common story told to the public is he
was hiding behind the tree, and he burnt him, opened his eyes and burnt him, and then he took
that ash and smeared himself. The yogic dimension of the story is, kama arose
within him, he opened his third eye, burnt him and then ash slowly oozed out of his body
clearly showing him, everything is laid to rest. Everything that you know as yourself should die. When I
say death, it’s not the physical death which is a problem. The question is losing everything that you know as
myself right now – your personality, your identity. Once you learn to be an individual beyond
physiological and psychological formats, that means you are for good. This is what living death
means. So if you know how to be an individual still, without physiological and psychological format, you
are a living death. If you are living death, you are eternal
in your existence. It is time that you become living death so
that you live eternally. But there is certain dimension of consciousness,
which can go beyond time. Yama came to claim his life, Markandeya who knew
the ways of life just did one simple act. They say he continue to live as a fifteen year old,
because he came in touch, with that dimension of consciousness
which you refer to as Kalabhairavi.


100 Responses

  1. Priyanka Manjunath

    January 30, 2020 6:04 pm

    Living death is a curse. Life is growth it is the present. Birth is past and death is future. Live as green as the growing tree die like itโ€™s bark and give shade to your future. As for love, it is the beginning of life itself. You learn to love and smile from your motherโ€™s womb ๐Ÿ™ƒ

  2. B vn

    January 30, 2020 7:05 pm

    During fap i feel great , in the last part i feel bit better then during fap , but after fap i feel exausted af and my meditation and focus goes literaly down and im like exausted everywhere mind body and soul .. aspies like me should avoid it even harder then every 1 else

  3. randywatchingbush

    January 30, 2020 9:12 pm

    Luk_17:33ย  Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

  4. Arron Alphonso

    January 30, 2020 10:40 pm

    Does anyone know the name of the song at the end of this video?? Thanks in advance! โœŒ๐Ÿฝโค๏ธ

  5. jithin lakshman

    January 31, 2020 12:22 am

    It is for reproduction. Normally it is because of hormone production. Our only aim is reproduce and last our gene.

  6. The Priest of Ashes

    January 31, 2020 6:20 am

    Sadhguru, I swear I make a transformation in my meditations and Iโ€™m over here doing things and then there you are coming out with similar stuff as Iโ€™m understanding…

  7. Praanesh Sureshkumar

    January 31, 2020 8:42 am

    why cant i be lustful and exuberant and happy with my life? Why must a liberated soul be bound to constrictions?

  8. Dinesh Bagwe

    January 31, 2020 12:20 pm

    Things he say here are but contradictory or just come across as contradictory to what he says in his course inner engineering, he says "Desire means life, it is the basis of life, no desire no life". He also says doing things consciously and not compulsively, so if you take of these two things everything is fine, you'll decide whether to have a desire or not, what desires to have!

  9. manjusha kc

    January 31, 2020 4:55 pm

    Namaskaram Sadhguru. Excellent.
    no more words to explain you.

    I am very proud of me because you are my one of the best guru


  10. Raktim Dutta

    January 31, 2020 5:12 pm

    When someone has a desire for sexuality, it is called Sexual Lust and when someone has a desire for shopping or to live luxuriously, it is called Carnal Lust.

  11. Sandipan Banerjee

    January 31, 2020 8:45 pm

    Lust also comes in the form of desire. Desire which covers the wisdom in the form of fire and deludes the embodied soul. The senses, mind and intellect are said to be its seat.
    ~ Bhagavad Gita (3:39-40)

    The solution to let go of this lust is also provided in the Gita

  12. RamaSiva Varma

    February 1, 2020 7:25 am

    6:53 something happened to me… That's because our ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ music is very close to nature and the nature is within is… So it responds ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
    At the end only Sanathana Dharma stands… ๐Ÿšฉ๐Ÿšฉ๐Ÿšฉ

  13. pranav shanker

    February 1, 2020 7:29 am

    Sadguru is fine as a yogi, there were always many great Yogi in India, but very few can create volunteers and organization like Isha, Sadguru is today's vivekanand

  14. Dee King

    February 1, 2020 7:38 am

    This question is to sadhguru personally….
    Why do we want to live eternally?
    What's the actual reason for this. Be free? From what?

  15. Shelly Aggarwal

    February 1, 2020 8:30 am

    Sadhguru transforms complex subjects ( enigmas like lust ) into simple talking terms, it helps a common person to reflect within and turn an inward eye, am extremely grateful, in an instant of 5 minutes I know my own thoughts and mental discourse in normal sentences one speaks with oneself and others. It helps to know . In another video he talks about honouring other person truly by being complete and joyful in oneself. It's beautiful.

  16. kอŸiอŸrอŸoอŸnอŸgอŸ pอŸaอŸnอŸgอŸgอŸeอŸnอŸgอŸ

    February 1, 2020 3:42 pm

    aumm namah shivaya๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  17. TheRazmatazum

    February 1, 2020 6:40 pm

    We only know about the super bikes and the funding we receive…and its needed for survival but not 2 channel Abs ..Raking in Good..โœŒ๐Ÿป

  18. Seeker

    February 1, 2020 9:39 pm

    Amazing…Mind Blowing ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™
    "….& then you are a living death"…Sadhguru's Wisdom is Boundless & there is so much in Creation that we don't know squat about..Creator seems unfathomable!!
    Big KUDOS to ISHA…Such beautiful beautiful Expressions… Paintings in the video that simply MESMERIZES & AWESOME MUSIC๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ™
    Pranam Sadhguru๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  19. Varun

    February 2, 2020 7:56 am

    Here Krishna , hare Krishna , hare Krishna hare hare.
    Allahu Akbar Vs Krishna.

  20. Sharingan User

    February 2, 2020 4:57 pm

    Suppression can never lead to true freedom… overcome lust…..u need even stronger lust of something pure nd positive…..the pure one will win cuz it has support of ur heart…..
    Find that second one for urself…..that's the true enlightenment.

  21. Brent Mcclung

    February 2, 2020 6:23 pm

    This happened to me with Shiva my eye burned my karma with a beam of light Right after a dragon gave me wisdom of what to do with the light.

  22. Rj lives

    February 3, 2020 12:30 am

    When the fire rose I walk on top of it.
    Isha volunteers did not expect much morals.
    I had no morals. Isha yoga volunteers did not allow me even close to Sadhguru. They reacted. Fire ๐Ÿ”ฅ within grew. Left the body and did some work to destroy isha yoga volunteers in Australia. ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡บ so that they know when a true seeker with so much intensity was showed moralistic ethos. I created many beings. To destory. Shiva is here. I become the destroyer ๐Ÿ”ฅ

  23. Nikunj Solanki

    February 3, 2020 6:25 am

    @ 6:01 – till the end of this video …. Mahamrityunjay Mantra plays in the background.
    Does anybody have the original song ? If Yes, Pls Share

    Har Har Mahadev !!!

  24. venkat

    February 5, 2020 8:44 am

    Can any one please explain that does Lord Vishnu and Lord Brahma have the 3rd eye. If so why it isn't mentioned anywhere. Please help me to clear my doubt ๐Ÿ™

  25. sameer madan

    February 5, 2020 11:54 am

    I had read this story as a child in the Amar Chitra Katha … thanks for enlightening me by this more enlightening interpretation


    February 5, 2020 4:20 pm

    But how to overcome it? What's the action plan and technique. What you said many people know it already. Give the TECHNIQUE

  27. Banti Kumar

    February 5, 2020 5:59 pm

    Anuraag n viraag …both are the state , mental state, consciousness n super consciousness…can't say , what is right and wrong …both are complimentary of life n liberation….don't get disillusioned..kama is the reason we are here, life exists otherwise what is in this mortal , nashwar, meaningless life…!!???


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