Sadhguru on Coronavirus Outbreak in China


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.


100 Responses

  1. loo legaspi

    February 13, 2020 4:25 pm

    "SARS, MERS, NOW CORONA, WHY IS IT HAPPENING IN CHINA OVER AND OVER AGAIN." People have been eating those animals since time can tell. For them it's tradition so why only now??? I'm expecting a bio-warfare or may be they just want to lessen the 1.4 billion population in their country.

  2. Anita Mitchell

    February 13, 2020 4:29 pm

    1:09 Quote: "Nearly 15 million American's are infected." Where is this information coming from please?

  3. Vasudeva Kolar

    February 13, 2020 4:30 pm

    China should invite sadguru to
    Wuhan city and ask him to clear carona virus from the city but I am sure sadguru will not accept the chinese invitation even if they tempt him with a billion dollar return reason
    Jan hai to jahan hain brothers ha ha ha

  4. Bagat Helen

    February 13, 2020 5:06 pm

    I think so far Chinese people have handing this virus very well and al least much better than india. I have been to india for 18 times but every time I come back with all different flus and virus so it’s make me so sick of it. The video you have watched people pangpang on the road (as per Sade Gulu) no one have proved it’s true so I kind of felt disappointed by Sade gulu what he have said, he often saying that he have read a all the books in his school library so I think he want to say he is very wise. so how he had very different wisdom about this issue in China ? If he really do care then he will understand that the source of virus still not find so how do he so sure about what he is saying right now. I have read many his books but this video is going to end up my consideration towards to him. This is not the jock and not in this hidden way to make fun on Chinese. Because you need to see probably the situation. In bc

  5. Bagat Helen

    February 13, 2020 5:38 pm

    Sadhguru i still don’t want to leave you. The video you made make me really sad. Of course you will have no feelings about it because you consider you are guru so does gurus are always doing right things ? In india unfortunately no. because you Indians are livening in that life . You are taking about hygiene. Can you tell me where is hygiene in india? Where is the support from government in india? You go to mumbai and see. What was the people sleep on the road side one by one . Can not take it so you guys can only singing and Dancing. How many things you want to me to list ? You know it so let’s keep silent. But you have been a Guru so people are follow you so you think no body understands that indian way of making fun on others? When dalaï-lama had a prayers for the people who is suffering that is call sprit. Very very disappointed with you this way. Bad 👎👎👎👎

  6. Arbaas Virani

    February 13, 2020 5:41 pm

    If Chinese people band eating on raw animals and stop eating weird animals everything will be good but how will they understand this they should eat food like normal people eating weird things or raw animals don't make u superior or eating alive animals they are been punished by God because of their cruel behaviour against animals they are suffering what they have done wrong god exists he has always protected the world and will always protect it and punish the wrong predictors

  7. Margaret Walker

    February 13, 2020 5:48 pm

    Let's face it…., a lot of people are vile the way they treat animals…. how can we be surprised that nature has a go back

  8. 56 King's Road

    February 13, 2020 6:00 pm

    Sadly, a lot of Chinese are good people, not cruel to animals. Those are dragged by those cruel ones. Chinese not only eat animals, but the cruel ways. I AM CHINESE. I love Chinese . But I am very ashamed of our cultural saying: anything with four feet we can eat". They even push this saying further as an excuse of "they' are gonna die anyway, what matters if we torture them a bit? If we torture them A LOT?" I am very ashamed as well as frustrated.


    February 13, 2020 6:00 pm

    Isolation and Discrimination is two different things. Tough time to handle for china.. very unfortunate

  10. Sandeep Sankhla

    February 13, 2020 6:13 pm

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  11. RTV Johnson

    February 13, 2020 6:26 pm

    Wait a second. That song has a dark aura , masked with the smiles and chuckles of the Guru.

    When the song started to play as he chuckled I got a very uneasy feeling. There were a few in the crowd that wernt smiling at all. Most of the ppl smiling were just uncomfortable smiles. You can tell because they held the same smile through the whole song. Very strange energy in that room after that

  12. RTV Johnson

    February 13, 2020 6:31 pm

    You dont make a joke out of a Epidemic to 'comfort' people. He speaks on compassion yet chuckles at the lyrics. I understand he is trying to lighten the mood, but you do that by speaking on other positive things. Not by making a song that highlights the negative and chuckling to it. Peace and love

  13. John Burns

    February 13, 2020 6:45 pm

    The real question is this another Man-Made Virus, used to promote new Vaccines??
    1. A Higher Form Of Killing: The Secret History of Chemical and Biological Warfare. Robert Harris & Jeremy Paxman
    2. The Strecker Memorandum Video by Dr. Robert B Strecker. Strecker proved AIDS/HIV, Cancers & other Viruses spread through Preventative Vaccination Programs.
    3. This Is A Bio-Attack Alert, March 28, 1986, by Dr. Robert B Strecker & Attorney Theodore A Strecker. Submitted to every member of US Government, Senator’s, Congressmen & President.
    4. Global 2000, Genocide 100 Times Worse Than Hitler. By Lyndon LaRouche.

  14. Kafir The Infidel

    February 13, 2020 7:41 pm

    1.1k dislikes, ppl will never change. They will go on hating somebody like sadhguru only because he is not according to their political ideology.

  15. Rebecca Roderick

    February 13, 2020 8:44 pm

    Sadhguru always so wise with his words however people have died and I pray for their families and pray for serenity in this chaotic world ♥️ not sure it's the animals – my intuition tells me foul play is involved…

  16. Politifeast

    February 13, 2020 8:56 pm

    Some people might say – what is so funny. Remember Sadhguru believes that there are too many people on this earth. He thinks populations should be decreased. He does not say it outright though.

  17. Hrishabh Singh

    February 13, 2020 9:04 pm

    China is lying about the virus being spread from Sea food market. Market existed since forever, a virus cannot come from nowhere. According to Tencent, The virus was leaked from a level 4 biolab near Wuhan, where china was trying to create a bio weapon.

  18. Nate Wong

    February 13, 2020 9:14 pm

    They are not doing as much as they can, here is at least one thing they can do… let their people speak instead of censoring doctors like Li Wenliang

  19. Surinder Nagi

    February 13, 2020 9:55 pm

    boost ur immunity. take vitamin c.
    reduce dependence on antibiotics so that our own immune system wakes up.

  20. Christian Taylor

    February 13, 2020 10:55 pm

    We all know why this keeps happening. It’s people’s greed as always that is our worst trait. They keep repeating the same mistakes. This is their fault. Not all of them but a good majority

  21. sugarcube700

    February 13, 2020 10:58 pm

    Last year 60,000 people died in the United States from the Flu. Globaly 300,000-600,000 people die every year from the Flu. so it's not true that the Coronavirus is more deadly.

  22. Teddygalbis

    February 13, 2020 11:19 pm

    Corona virus hits Asians harder than the rest of the population. That's racist. Down with Corona Virus. Up with Multi Cultural Viruses. It's all about equality. Equality rules. Cheers.

  23. Jerry Gomez

    February 13, 2020 11:35 pm


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  25. gloria

    February 13, 2020 11:39 pm

    possible it's man made satanic viral warfare. This group of people already have vaccine for themselves and waiting for the right time to use it to make $$$.

  26. Harry Browneigh

    February 13, 2020 11:47 pm

    The audience laughing at their impending demise is typical of people today.
    Hopefully the virus wipes out a few hundred million of them.

  27. High Elven Wisdom And Love

    February 14, 2020 12:07 am

    As you awaken, you realize that everything is a spiritual lesson for your benefit-no matter how painful it may be, it’s all for your growth.

    “Handle it with grace”

    Wisest words and answer to everything.

  28. Laura Karma

    February 14, 2020 1:17 am

    Mother Nature has shown time and time again that slaughtering animals is wrong and unnecessary to live a healthy life. People need to wake up!

  29. Jeffrey Gaudet

    February 14, 2020 2:55 am

    Bless you for your wise and true answers to questions people ask. You always teach wisely. Thank you for your videos.

  30. Irina Avdeeva

    February 14, 2020 3:12 am

    I watch a lot of Sadhguru's videos, but in this one his wisdom did NOT shine.

    "Isolation is not discrimination"

    Here in fact, this woman talks about discrimination towards Chinese in other countries. She says "in other countries Chinese has faced a lot of discrimination" because Chinese nationals who are residing in other countries are now stigmatised as carries of Corona virus.
    Sadhguru is so ahead of himself with his fame, that his rudeness is began to be overlooked. Reading people's comments, it makes me feel that people are so fixated on what he's is saying, that everyone totally disregarded that he did not understand the question correctly and made rude joke


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  32. Ahmad khan

    February 14, 2020 4:04 am

    Modi ne corona virus' india la chuka hay China se India ki population kam karne ke liye: imran se madad mango mujhe lagta hay apne awaam ki bhalai ke liye woh accha kar raha hay. modi aur amit na nahin kiya. India mein corona virus's India mein la kar. Dekho aage kya hota hay…

  33. Brant Barker

    February 14, 2020 4:19 am

    No discrimination from me. God will bless everyone in due time. if you die by virus or war or whatever God will deal with you accordingly. So don't think your exempt


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