Sadhguru – The only way Cobra knows you is by your chemistry !


So clearly you have this strong affinity for
the species of snakes. Now fun fact and you’ve also gone on to
say that… Sadhguru: I have a strong affinity for all
species. People take pictures only when I pick up a
snake. When I pick up a grasshopper nobody does it
(Laughter). Questioner: You’ve gone on to say that there
is no such creature which is as perceptive as the snake. So fun fact, Shamirpet is a snake infested
area, we have loads of snakes around the campus. Sadhguru: Here? Questioner: Yeah, in Nalsar. So… Sadhguru: It’s not snake… snake infested. This was their homeland and you have invaded
(Cheers). Questioner: Exactly. Participant: That’s something everybody
agrees on. Questioner: That’s something everybody acknowledges,
we have come to their homeland so this is where my question is going. So is there any specific reason why we are
so fearful of these species when they themselves are equally fearful of us? So how do we… I mean how do we train our mind to overcome
this paranoia and the larger question is how do we ensure mutually sustainable habitat
where we do not disturb the human… the balance between the human-animal interaction. Sadhguru: See there are many… many questions
in this. I don’t know what’s the level of interest
in snakes, accordingly I will go. Hello? (Cheers) I’ve been involved with
snakes from a very early age. When I say “early”, I like caught my first
snake probably when I was five – five-and-a-half years of age. What is significant about this is, snake is
one creature, if you do not know this it is stone deaf. You know this? All snakes are stone deaf, they don’t have
hearing mechanism at all. So it literally has ear to the ground, its
entire body is to the ground feeling reverberations. To what extent means let’s say there is
going to be a… an earthquake somewhere in Central Asia. If you just observe a cobra today – let’s
say in the next three days there is going to be something happening – if you observe
a cobra how he behaves, you know there is going to be an earthquake. If you study it sufficiently, you can even
indicate the direction in which it’s going to happen and an approximate distance. Whether it’s going to happen a hundred kilometers
away, 1000 kilometers away or 3000 kilometers away, you can make an approximate guess, like
meteorological science you can observe. Because he has got his entire body to the
ground, even the smallest reverb that he feels he behaves differently. So in that context he is very perceptive and
he is also chemically very perceptive. The only way he knows you is by your chemistry. He doesn’t see you very well but he knows
your chemistry very well. See if you go, don’t try this by yourself. Hmm? Because you’re on pot (Laughs)… Questioner: No, Sir. No, no. Sadhguru: …you may not be quick enough for
them. If you just go and pick up a cobra simply
like this, not by his head or something, just in the middle hold him just pick him up, he
will simply come without any resistance, if there is no any anxiety or anything within
you. You show bit… little bit of anxiety he will
go for you. Because he sees it as danger immediately. So I was telling people, you know… People were saying “How do we know, Sadhguru,
we are really meditative and at ease?” I said “We must do a cobra test for you”
(Laughter). If you just pick it up, if he just comes you’re
at ease. If he reacts that means you’re not at ease. I don’t know one picture came for a moment
in that video where I am holding a king cobra. You saw that one? A king cobra… I think no, not in this, it didn’t come. I think the king cobra was on the ground,
there’s another picture where I’m holding a king cobra half way down and he’s just
like that (Gestures). A king cobra is a snake that if it bites you,
it will just hardly give you twenty to forty minutes. You will die within that. A regular cobra if it bites you – because
you said you have snakes I’m giving you some knowledge – it mainly the cobra venom
affects your cardio vascular system, it gives you anywhere between four to six hours. If you don’t get excited, you may get another
one or two hours extra. If it bites you in the body you will have
four to five hours. If it bites you in the limb you may get six
to eight hours’ time. But if a viper bites you, you have much less
time. If a banded krait bites you, you just have
one-and-a-half to two hours because one venom attack… affects your neurological system,
another venom affects your cardio vascular system. What it is doing to you is your blood gets
thicker so you can’t breathe and everything is tough because the heart will start pumping
in a certain way because the blood gets thicker and thicker. Coagulation happens across the body. Why I’m saying this to you is, the nature
of the venom gives him that. Venom is not only in his sac. He is producing it in his entire body. Today there’s so much research gone into
the medical sciences, you will see in the next five to ten years’ time almost all
neurological ailments will be treated with cobra venom, snake venom and spider… scorpion
venom and spider venom and some sea snakes which have very special kind of venoms which
could kill you in five – ten minutes. So a lot of research has gone in. Almost for every neurological problem that
people are going through like Parkinson’s and memory losses, all this they are going
to treat with venom. Still it has not been approved but much research
has gone in this direction so it knows your chemistry so well. The beautiful thing about this is there was
a time when I am sitting in some jungles in the Western Ghats – you guys are on the east
but you must come to the Western Ghats, that’s a real jungle, okay (Laughs)? It’s a rainforest. If I am sitting and meditating, normally I
don’t know why… now I am wondering why I sat in the afternoons but I always sat in
the afternoons not early mornings. Afternoon I sit for meditation and I’m like
sitting for five, six hours. When I open my eyes, a dozen snakes are sitting
here (Gestures). They’re just drawn to that chemistry. When your chemistry changes they just know
and it comes. This is why Adiyogi is shown with a cobra
on his… you know, around his neck to indicate that he is meditative, he is still within
himself. If you become still within yourself, you pick
up the cobra, simply it will come like that. When I lived in the jungles for… by myself,
no food arrangement nothing. I mainly survived by drinking honey. Huge beehives are built at a place where the
bears can’t get. They calculate – the bees have such intelligence,
they calculate – a normal sloth bear weighs how much, approximately about sixty to seventy
kilograms. They build it on a branch where if the bear
comes, even if the branch doesn’t break, the branch will be sufficiently disturbed
for them to go and take care of him. So it is up there and I slowly crawl up. I… My motorcycle petrol tube, I always keep it
extra-long about eighteen inches and I go with this tube, stick the tube and drink honey. Three-and-a-quarter liters to one liter honey
if I drink, for one or two days I am fully fired up with food. Enough calorie in my system but when I’m
drinking this honey, the bees think I am one more big bee, they don’t see me. They are looking at the chemistry. It’s… Little agitation if you sow… show, they
will come for you. In your face if eight – ten bees bite, you
will die of suffocation. In fear if you open your mouth, if they bite
inside, one will do. Just one bee if it bites you inside your mouth,
you will suffocate to death. And above all you will fall down from the
tree, okay (Laughs)? So we can give you a cobra test or we can
send people from our yoga center who will train you how to handle – suppose a snake
came in… inside, how to take him and leave him in his habitat. He’s come here not because he want to listen
to the lecture or the conversation or the air-conditioning, he has not come for anything
that you have come for. By mistake he’s entered. You just have to let him back there. For this, little bit beyond fear you must
be to take it but without training if you take it you could endanger your own life. So if you want we can train fifteen, twenty
people on the campus who can handle this safely (Applause). Questioner: Sir, I want to tell you are…
you are just my life, okay. Sadhguru: No, no, this is not a romantic expression,
please ask the question. Questioner: So my question is, sir, you told
in your childhood you experienced the realization of ignorance, some point when I watch your
video I also feel… felt that I don’t know really nothing, nothing means nothing but
after ten minutes or fifteen minutes I get influenced by my mind or something like that
and I lose that realization. I want to live like that, I want to live that… I want to live like the realization that “I
don’t know”, from that realization my intelligence just becomes pure and I can look
at everything… Sadhguru: Mhmm. That’s fine. See, just intellectually thinking I do not
know is not the point. You must know the pain of not knowing. The pain of not knowing should sear through
you. Only then, your intelligence becomes awake. See, just… just look at this – suppose I
ask you to walk from here to there right now. Lights are on and you will simply walk like
this (Gestures) without noticing anything. Suppose we make this hall pitch dark, you
don’t know what is next step. Will you walk – everything alert, all your
senses, intelligence, awareness, everything super alert simply because you do not know
where the next step is. So, “I do not know” is not an intellectual
conclusion. It is the pain of not knowing. It must really (Laughs) sear through you,
it won’t let you sleep, it won’t let you eat, it will keep you in a certain way. When it keeps you in that way, then you will
see your intelligence stays awake and alert. In sleep and in wakefulness it stays alert. When that happens, whe… See, just now we finished Ganesh Chaturthi. What Ganesh Chaturthi means is… It’s all become all about eating now (Laughs). We’ve made it like that because we only
see Ganesha’s big stomach these days and we are inspired by that. Essentially, you know the story of what happened
that, that little boy stopped Shiva and Shiva decided to take off the head of a gana. A gana means – ganas are described this
way that they were talking in a language that nobody understood and they had limbs which
had no bones, like this it’s described in the… certain texts. So, he took off one of their heads or the
chief of the Gana and put it on this boy and made him live with this new head. So he had this new head which is not a human
head. Because of this, he was extraordinarily intelligent. You’ve heard of those stories, where he
asked Vyasa that “If you dictate something to me you should not stop. If you stop, I will give up this stupid project
and go. If you don’t know what you’re talking,
I’m not going to write down. You must simply speak, without a break, only
then I will write down.” So, essentially, Ganesha had enor… he’s
Ganesha, not Gajesha, okay? The elephant head came because of Sivakasi
calendars. So he is a Ganapati, and he has an extraordinary
head and an intelligence. Because of this intelligence, he cleared all
obstacles. So he became Vigneshwara. So our interest is that in him that if we
have intelligence like this, we will remove all obstacles in our lives. This is the phenomenal… This is the fundamental and the phenomena
of Ganesha is just this – that if your intelligence is always on, you simply dissolve all obstacles
in your life. So, he is a Vigneshwara. But on that day, most people are use… usually only boosting their belly, not their


98 Responses

  1. Unni V

    January 28, 2019 7:16 am

    I didn't study Chemistry properly and hence all the snakes bite me as soon as I kick them in their face 🙁 Should have studied Chemistry properly as Suma madam had said in high school.

  2. P S

    January 29, 2019 2:14 am

    He's dispensing unadulterated hokum! It seems that when he's in town, the more you pay, the nearer you sit to him. I wonder how many people have spent their $$$$ to listen to things of this sort. But hey, if you've money to burn, why not! No one can stop you from choosing your form of entertainment! But is this spirituality, really?

  3. Chi Funk

    February 2, 2019 12:40 pm

    Great insights again from Sadhguru.. Just for the record a Wasp or Bee stung me in the mouth when I was a kid, gobbing off on my bike and it flew in and got me on the inside bottom lip and I spat it out then my friends mum put some "butter" on me mouffin' ! @honeytrap

  4. Deep Shah

    February 3, 2019 6:53 am

    Sadhguru has some extraordinary powers that cannot be explained. He has the ability to answer simply any question and relate it to mysticism. To what extent his stories are true, only he knows but he is extremely intelligent.

  5. nick281972

    February 3, 2019 5:12 pm

    Hmmm, I wonder if he could drink honey with a straw directly like that from the hive of hypa aggressive Africanised honey bees who go berserk at the slightest wiff of co2 that we all exhale constantly?

  6. Keytron Quabius

    February 3, 2019 10:12 pm

    Man there is a bunch of internalized butthurt about colonialism going on.
    "We came to their home" … etc etc

    Lmao I see what's going on here

  7. Jacqueline Parker

    February 10, 2019 11:06 pm

    I believe that Chemistry is a make up of each individual, as Bio is the make up of the food and diet of each individual, I think if one can maintain a diet eliminating chemical foods and consuming Alkiline foods it would benefit them when it comes to snakes, and stay in your own environment and not the snakes

  8. Kevin Thomson

    February 11, 2019 3:30 am

    honestly i am from australia is this meditation advised, as we have the most venomous snakes in the world.

  9. Srinivas Pillai

    February 16, 2019 9:47 am

    Superb, a great clarity in English, beautiful to hear,to put it simple, do not meddle with a poisonous snake, life is more precious, use intelligence, let the creature be, many have die of good handlers, for thrill you will, but thrill can be deceptive and life threatening, so allow the snake to be and do not interfere with his habitat, so the snake won't also, nice video, thanks sadguru.

  10. Anand Sankaran

    February 21, 2019 3:11 am

    OMG jaddi dev is the only smart mind in this universe. Which cobra is he talking about 😉 I have seen a lot of snake charmers and snake handlers so it's nothing new he has in to fool PPL . Snake bite are subscribed well be PPL related to the field so this theory theft by this fellow can fool PPL with blind mind.dont know ABT this fellow but seen discovery channel where PPL show survival skills when stuck in jungle

  11. sourabh dhingra

    February 24, 2019 9:32 am

    hmm he has weight in his words well it is one of the yogic siddhis to be able to attrack animals that way because they are receptive to your chemistry damn true. By yogic siddhi i mean they are some sort of milestones which help you to check that you have done it right.
    Patanjali sutras mention of these siddhis and have adviced not be carried away by these siddhis and rather stay meditative if you want to achieve the end goal that is moksha.

    I have experienced this thing with the stray dogs though. Lol!
    Practicing yoga in a park chanting om dogs come and sit near by you.
    3 times it has happened they have directly sat in my lap. but I get anxious and fearful when that happens lol!
    And all my meditation is like phusssss. hahahaha

  12. Mehrunnisa Khan

    February 24, 2019 10:15 am

    Thank you. I had a Cobra on my neck in Newzeland. As soon as I left the country ,there were a number of earth quakes, one after the other. You have proved a point here,thank you. Mehrunnisa .🙏🏽👍🏼

  13. Gourav Kumar Barik

    March 6, 2019 1:10 pm

    Can we say that the animal biologists of Discovery channel who catch cobras and aren't bitten by them are at meditative ease.

  14. nrusimha11

    March 13, 2019 4:29 pm

    Saying that science is the only tool that humans need to understand this world and live well in it, means turning a useful tool into a religion. You can apply the scientific method to 'eugenics', brainwashing, and developing deadly weapons, just as easily as to less harmful pursuits. You can also use equipment with shiny displays and lots of buttons to show that meditation changes heart and brain rhythms and has lasting beneficial effects. Meditation has been invented long before modern scientific method had its formal birthday, but is it conceivable that such a sophisticated process could have been developed without some aspects of the scientific method?

  15. Stephane C

    March 14, 2019 6:57 pm

    Most human have reptilian DNA. Among other non earthly species….. Kundalini has been metaphorically perceived as such across old civilisation.

  16. kali das

    March 20, 2019 9:28 am

    At 10:00 I agree with the student, when he said the realization when he realized that he do not know anything showed him pureness. Bcoz at that mere moment, the desire is absent. And when the desire is absent, the pureness, calmness inside you is reflected. Bcoz it is the desire that make you run and disturb your calmness.

  17. Puneet Shrivastava

    April 5, 2019 7:37 am

    For all followers of Sadhguru –
    Sadhguru mentions that all of us should question everything and be open-minded when it comes to science , and religious topics, but that should also be applicable to him . All his followers should also think of a possibility in mind that what he says might be incorrect or biased by his world-view. If you research about many of the things that he says in different videos you will find them to be factually incorrect and exaggerated to show our culture’s greatness and trying to fit on absurd logic in every old tradition, he might be a wise man with wisdom who is a good orator but not a godly being and is definitely biased , has flaws just like any other human being. Earlier , only illiterates used to be extremely motivated / driven by faith. Today’s era of influencing literate emotional people on nationalism, culture , language is gaining more traction and blind faith still thrives while rationality and logical thinking keeps dying. Like he said question everything , please don’t be biased and don't forget to do that with your own culture , your own language , your own tradition and Sadhguru himself Please be rational, take his positive ideologies and move on , don’t be a blind follower and believe whatever he says ! Every culture , tradition , person has imperfections. Intelligence is in taking good things and reforming/ debating the bad ones , not getting influenced by smartly placed words living under the impression that everything that a culture does / person says is correct just because that comforts you and your beliefs.It’s difficult , takes courage and but is definitely worth it.Try being a free Independent thinker who is as un-biased as possible by leaving all identities and emotions behind and trying to start a new life as a human being driven by logic and reason.With this you will be able to learn a lot from exploring different cultures , traditions and philosophies without being driven by blind faith and will be able to find some good / some bad in everything.

  18. gayatri pappu

    April 8, 2019 12:07 pm

    All animals are mystic.not only snakes. 🙏there is God in everything. Only shiva is not god.vishnu too is on sheshnag. All animals are worshipped in India. Trees sky all elements. We respect each thing.

  19. James Joseph KEATING 4 th

    April 17, 2019 1:21 pm

    Snakes come to me ? Moths ? Dogs , cats children and the handicapped earth (body) folks . They make me feel warm and estastic . NORMAL is like a onion lots of fake layers to peel away frustration sets in when I see false eyes !!! Snake no danger just if we have FEAR and victim mentality the snake knows bullshit . Funny the thought of the snakes bothers me but when I see the snake in person in the eyes I’m ok lol 😂

  20. Thought-Provoking Inspiration: Self-Help

    April 21, 2019 4:34 am

    Man. I love these stories and mystic wisdom from the cultures of India. 🙏🏾

    Namaste, from Florida from the United States

  21. Sumin2k

    May 21, 2019 4:38 pm

    Well sadhughuru may I enlighten you with my knowledge ,snakes have no visible ear, so they don't hear sounds as we do. But it's not quite right to say that snakes are deaf. They have vestiges of the apparatus for hearing inside their heads, and that setup is attached to their jaw bones, so they feel vibrations very well and may hear low-frequency airborne sounds.

  22. priya tripathi

    May 28, 2019 7:25 pm

    I like snakes. I didn't know why but now I came to know why? Thank you Shadguru !!!!!!!!

  23. Vigoss fridge

    June 2, 2019 9:57 pm

    Tell sadhguru, to pick up a snake in a live show. He will shit in his pants. He has a bag of story for every damn situation. He is a bigger con artist than osho.

  24. isaq krish

    June 5, 2019 4:28 am

    During the great tsunami in Asia the elephant were crying reason anatomy elephant because has big ears

  25. Deepak Sahoo

    June 5, 2019 11:29 am

    He is wrong. Viper venom is slow acting than Cobra. Krait and Cobra are in the same category of venom but viper is different.I except one should know this much at least when u r talking to an audience like a herpetologist. They have full fath on u. p lz do not give wrong info. The earthquake story where from u get? Is it tested or u r creation. Now probably u r the man who case is pending in Supreme court for spoiling the habitat of so many animals.

  26. Stephen Reid

    June 11, 2019 5:45 pm

    God (to the serpent): What you have done carries great consequences.
    Now you are cursed more than cattle or wild beasts.
    You will writhe on your belly forever.
    God (to the serpent).  Now you are cursed more than cattle or wild beasts.
     You will writhe on your belly forever, consuming the dust out of which man was made. wow

  27. Bang Duck

    June 16, 2019 3:15 am

    Because people are almost as afraid of snakes as they are death. We made up incredibly fantastic stories about both. There appear to be resemblances in religious miracles of the past which seem to have been discontinued by the advances in science. If snakes are so good at predicting earthquakes, could people that propagate this theory be guilty of neglect. Oh and indicate just one of the 39 worldwide earthquakes magnitude 2.5+ today, predicted by a snake. Show me someone picking up a shedding snake and I'll show you a true master. Just saying anybody able to reach a meditative state easily is likely a good snake handler.

  28. Idilia Pina

    June 19, 2019 2:13 am

    Every time I listen to him , I learn something new. I’m so impressed about India culture and religion. I will definitely learn more about it
    It’s amazing 👌🏽

  29. Anirban Mitra

    June 20, 2019 6:05 am

    The honey drinking story is cooked up. I think most of his stories are all cooked up. A beehive is not a pot of honey. Every hexagonal cell of a beehive contains a tiny drop of honey. It is impossible to just shove a petrol tube into a beehive and drink a litre of honey. And raw honey is so thick you can't suck raw honey like that. A snake will always defend itself if it feels threatened. Honeybees will always defend the beehive if approached. They don't care about your "chemistry". If Sadhguru had really tried drinking honey that way he would have been a dead guru by now.

  30. Jo Smith

    June 24, 2019 8:06 pm

    so listening to this why you wouldn't just respect the snakes and leave them alone at ease or not

  31. Alberto Montano

    June 29, 2019 5:21 pm

    This dude is no enlightened person. He is just a man. A man that ever refuses to be wrong about a single thing. He talks down to people in a way and I feel he is constantly making sure that people believe that he is wise.

  32. Prashant Shyamji

    July 4, 2019 4:48 pm

    कृपया हिंदी का प्रयोग करें हिंदी में करके काम बढ़ाए देश का स्वाभिमान

  33. shafirahaman

    July 6, 2019 4:09 pm

    Baba ji….!
    Bas bhi Karo aapke…. Lot of research… But your chemistry is Enough than all the Venom.
    Bye Bye…. Snake…and Chemistry…!

  34. juan oleee

    July 17, 2019 4:59 am

    He doesnt tall aboit the energy beings.which we psychedelic dmt travelers conversate w everyday

  35. juan oleee

    July 17, 2019 5:00 am

    This guy is a sell out… U people are soooo dumb and stupid and naive amd he can lie to you

  36. Vivek Dev

    July 18, 2019 4:31 am

    According to your way …
    Every snake catcher is a sadhu …
    It's just his job ,I ve seen many snake catchers died just because of poverty and lack of food .if they are sadhu they don't..
    Sir, holding a snake is an art
    It's not a symbol of internal peace and richness of soul ..

    Please answer ….
    Humble request..

  37. Lucas Alves

    August 2, 2019 11:00 pm

    Congratulations for the excelent teachings, you speak with wisdom and guide people properly, we need more people like you in this world so the corruption can be extinguished.

  38. Jazzy 4you

    August 11, 2019 8:16 am

    This Hindu man is telling a story that is taken from the Hindu book called Bhagavagita where a king chopped off his son's head. The mother was so distressed that the king replaced the human head with an elephant head. This is one more 'god', or idol, that the Hindu's worship, light incense to, place food daily at its feet, pray to it etc. The blue 'god' called 'Krishna' is real popular among the hip-hop group His Hindu teachings are all thoughts and ideas passed on to generation's of Hindu people that buy into it out of habit and tradition. Now this man is part of the occult that is bringing this nonsense to Europe, Australia, America and any other country that will support him financially. Hari Krishna's are all over air ports and universities.

  39. Mr Beck

    August 12, 2019 6:24 pm

    Before I go through this vdo I liked the video coz I know sadguru gonna screw the questioner
    None gonna describe the way sadguru describes


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