The Symptoms of an ill Mind – Sadhguru talks in a Darshan at Isha Yoga Center, 2014

Questioner: Sadhguru, Namaskaram. You mentioned in your previous discourses that thirty percent of the illnesses are body while the rest are mind-created. I just want to know in case you do get an illness, how do you know that it’s mind-created or it’s of the body? And in case it’s psychosomatic in nature, what would be the emotional and the thought pattern that’s behind it? How would you find that out and correct it if possible? Thank you. Sadhguru: Suppose your right hand gets up and does funny things and smashes you, pokes your eyes (Gestures) (Laughter), do you have an ailment or no? Yes, isn’t it? For sure you have. That’s exactly what your mind is doing, isn’t it? It gets up, pops around, hurts you, pokes you, makes you cry, makes you (Laughs) suffer do you have an ailment or no? If your hand started pocking at you, hitting you, beating you up, definitely you are sick, isn’t it? Yes. So if your thoughts and emotions are poking you, strangling you and torturing you every day, aren’t you sick I’m asking? Hmm? By your own definition I’m going (Laughs). So because this sickness is on, it will manifest in so many ways in the physical body. There is no question anymore. Every thought, every reverberation on the level of the mind, depending upon the type of reverberation you create, the whole chemistry is going through a change. It’s all been measured. Right now you sit here and think about tigers, you have one kind of chemistry chemical changes happen. You think about flowers, another kind of chemical change happens. All this has been measured. So for every thought, if the whole chemistry is going through thing – if your mind is in this state, you know what kind of soup you’re making? You’re a lousy soup (Laughs). Not just lousy, poisonous. If you’re soaked in this poisonous soup on a daily basis, how to know well-being? It’ll not happen like that. We don’t have so much control today in the world as to what we eat, what we drink, what we breathe all of it is somewhat poisoned. Modern societies have started treating disease, ailment as a natural process, which is a serious mistake. Ancient societies always saw disease as something wrong that’s not how a man is shou… man should be. A human being should not be in any state of illness Illness means something fundamentally wrong. But modern societies have started treating this as normal because there’s an industry which thrives on you (Laughs), very major industry. The second largest industry on the planet is pharmaceuticals So if the second largest industry on the planet is pharmaceuticals, there’s too much lousy soup (Laughs), isn’t it? Every day you have to add something to this to make it (Gestures). No, if you’re willing we can make this (Referring to oneself) into a very wonderful soup. The chemistry is in a fantastic state to be blissful is natural. If you do this, believe me seventy percent of the ailments will vanish from the planet. Another thirty percent there are many external influences which are not always in control. You cannot control that, only to some extent. So if you’re constantly creating a nasty chemistry within you, how is life within you supposed to understand you’re seeking well-being? How? It’s just unfair (Laughs). Life within you thinks, “He likes ailments,” and gives it to you. Yes? If you’re poisoning your system from within for which there is substantial proof for every thought and emotion the chemical composition of your body is changing, if you’re creating poison from within you and you want to live well, how is it? Life doesn’t work like that. Unless you do the right things, right things will not happen to you. I know when somebody says, “I’m not well,” you’re supposed to sweet-talk them – “Don’t worry, everything will be okay,” but I’m like this, what to do? Because I’m not a solace, I’m a solution.


  1. He always makes me laugh…are you making a lousy soup? Add a little bit of sugar and spice and make those thoughts very, very nice ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. this one yes or no. isnt it? bad soup. good soup chuckle chuckle yes very enlightening glad im not paying sadgy for this

  3. now after two years of struggling with "whats the meaningful thing i should do in my life" i have really come across to place where my mind feels homely… what he says really goes into me totally. totally๐Ÿ˜

  4. Very nicely put in words.we really need to put in effort to identify the issues and address them appropriately for better times ahead rather than stress laden society

  5. I m impressed ….by ur lectures nd would like to meet u someday ..It gave me so much comfort and different thinking to see life at its best…Th ank u sooo muchh….

  6. How can you take a mental illness from someones energy.. For example i know someone who has narcissistic personality do i take that away

  7. sadhguru's another video regarding the current education system…
    every parents must watch this video

  8. ISHA i have a request.please translate all Sadhgurus videos to every languages in this whole World๐ŸŒŽ.Because there are billions who dont know english who want to be awaken.I wish if people could fund Isha for doing this.I will definitely do

  9. I have been listening to Sadhguru and he is very enlightened and true. Wish I would have heard his words when I was younger.

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