SADHGURU QUOTES LIFE-Freedom From Suffering


Hello and Welcome,

Today I feel honoured to introduce an array of quotes from a man who I was introduced to not that long ago. He has since become such a huge part of my life as he offers simplistic and profound ideas that will leave you dumbstruck and pondering in ways possibly no one else has. We are all suffering, but where does the suffering come from?

You will find out here and become aware of the many simple choices you have to turn things around. Sadhguru Quotes Life in a  completely different manner than most other teachers today and along with my other very good mate, Eckhart Tolle has become my teacher guide and soulmate as I search for true Peace, Joyfulness and Bliss.

These 3 emotions which are all within our grasp are a possibility for us all. As you will come to understand and know having read these extremely wise words. Don’t expect to be the same person by the end of this post!!

Please Enjoy…

Sadhguru Quotes

1. Do you have any problem other than life is not happening the way you think it should happen?

2. If you fall down 100 times in a day so what. For a committed man, there is no such thing as failure. If you fall 100 times, 100 lessons to be learned. If you commit yourself like this, you are creating what you really care for. Now your mind gets organised, once your mind gets organised everything is organised. You are the creator!

3. You are not suffering life. You are suffering your memories of the past and your imagination of the future. Neither of them exists. Life is just happening the way it is meant to happen!

4. Once your life is an expression of your blissfulness, you will not be in conflict with anyone!

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5. My mind and my thoughts are not who I truly am. They are just thoughts, that’s all! They are just my reaction to things made from my life experience so far. Conditioned by what has happened (past) which is then influenced by my imagination. None of it is real!

6. If you just know how to deal with what’s Now, you know how to deal with your entire life. This moment if you know how to deal with your thought, your emotion and your body. The rest, the drama or madness will happen outside of you. If I am like this, I will be joyful and wonderful no matter what happens in the outside world!

7. Only when you do not know yourself, the opinion of other people becomes important!sadhguru quotes-suffering

8. Don’t try to be the best… just do your best!

9. Everything can become beautiful if you do it consciously. Everything can become ugly if you do it compulsively!

10. You doing something willingly is the fundamental element of your joy, however simple or idiotic it may seem. I am doing something willingly makes a world of difference. The difference between heaven and hell is just this. You are doing something willingly, that’s your heaven. You are doing something unwillingly, that’s your hell!

11. When you do not know what to choose show total involvement in everything. Then life will choose… and it is never wrong!

12. We do not have absolute choice to choose our situations, but we have been given the freedom to choose our experience!

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13. Entering the spiritual path means you have become conscious of your suffering. You were suffering unconsciously… now you have become conscious of it. Conscious suffering is always deeper than unconscious suffering, but it is good, at least you are conscious about it. As long as you don’t become conscious, the suffering will always remain. Once you have become conscious, it need not remain forever. There is a possibility, isn’t it?

15. When your happiness is dependant upon what is happening outside of you, constantly you live as a slave to the external situation!

16. Too many people are hungry not because there is dearth of food. It is because there is dearth of love and care in human hearts!barley-field

17. The planet is spinning on time… not a small event. All the galaxies are managing fine… the whole cosmos is doing great. But you have one nasty little thought crawling through your head, and it is a bad day! The problem is you are living in a psychological space that bears no connection with reality. And you are insecure because it can collapse at any moment!

18. When pain, misery, or anger happen, it is time to look within you, not around you.

19. If you resist change, you resist life!

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20. Every moment there are a million miracles happening around you… a flower blossoming, a bird tweeting, a bee humming, a raindrop falling, a snowflake wafting along the clear evening air. There is magic everywhere. If you learn how to live it, life is nothing short of a daily miracle!

21. The only thing that stands between you and your well-being is a simple fact… you have allowed your thoughts and emotions to take instruction from the outside rather than the inside!

22. Death is a fiction created by people who live their lives in total unawareness. There is only life, life and life alone, moving from one dimension to another, another dimension to another!purple flower

23. The longing for peace has essentially come from troubled minds, minds that are torturing themselves. For them, peace is a big commodity that they have to seek. If you are not using your mind for self-torture, why would you think of peace? Would you seek the exuberance of life or would you seek peace? Only if you have become an expert in self-torture, peace seems to be the greatest thing

24. All we can ever experience happens from within us!

In the video, I’ve included below Sadhguru at the beginning of the video mentions the word ‘Ashram’ a number of times. An Ashram is simply a Temple or a Monastery



Sadhguru Quotes Continued…

25. Do you want to look good or feel good? How wonderful you feel within yourself is most important!

26. When you are all-inclusive, your experience of your existence becomes beautiful, and that is why you are joyful!

27. If all your energies are focused in one direction, enlightenment is not far away. After all, what you are seeking is already within you!

28. When I say spiritual, I am talking about you beginning to experience that which is not physical. Once this spiritual dimension is alive, once you start experiencing yourself beyond the limitations of the physical and the mental, only then there’s no such thing as fear. Fear is just the creation of an overactive and out-of-control mind!a lake and 2 boats

29. Our lives become beautiful not because of what we do, our lives become beautiful simply because we have included everybody around us as a part of our dream of well being!

30. Responsibility simply means your ability to respond. Responsibility=Response Ability!

31. Today, if you have one depressing thought in you, you will sit depressed. Why? The whole cosmos is going on phenomenally well today, but that does not matter. In your mind there is one thought, not too many, just one… that is bothering you, that will depress you and put you in the dumps!

32. But to be loving is simply this… a willingness to respond freely and openly. Right now, it may be limited to one or two people in your lives. But it is possible to extend this ability to embrace the entire world!

33. The way people are living today, I would say, NEVER do unto others what you do unto yourself!

34. Without experiencing the joy of life, you cannot seek the source of life!

35. Everything that ever happened to you, you experienced right within you. Light and darkness, pain and pleasure, agony and ecstasy…all of it happened within you. If someone touches your hand right now, you may think you are experiencing their hand, but the fact of the matter is you are only experiencing the sensations in your own hand. The whole experience is contained within. All human experience is one hundred percent self-created!

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36.Don’t hold back your love, your joy, and your exuberance. Only what you give becomes your quality, not what you hold back.

37. Reactivity is enslavement. Responsibility is freedom!

38. It is our compulsive reaction to the situations in which we are placed that causes stress!

39. Even if I am with a million people, I am always alone. I do not see people as people. I see them as myself!

40. Being responsible is taking ownership of your life. It means you have taken the first radical step to becoming a complete human being…fully conscious and fully human. In taking responsibility and beginning the journey toward conscious living, you are putting an end to the age-old patterns of assigning blame outward or heavenward. You have begun the greatest adventure life has to offer… the voyage inward!

Well, there you have it… 40 Sadhguru quotes on Life. Hopefully, there will have been at least one that can question the way your living and inspire some changes. Personally, No 1 Is my favourite and I’d love to know which one is yours. Please take the time to Like And Share in the boxes provided below, and I encourage you to leave any thoughts and comment in the section below…

Namaste to you all

Love and Blessings


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28 thoughts on “SADHGURU QUOTES LIFE-Freedom From Suffering

  1. Hello Paul, 

    I will use many of these quotes from these posts and pin them on my fridge so i can always see them. Very powerful and inspiring quotes.

     ‘Only when you do not know yourself that others opinion about you matters’. That quote sank in and a lot of others as well. I would like to read more from Sadhguru, really an enlightened soul. Namaste

    1. Hello Louis,

       Great to have you back and the particular quote you mentioned seems to be the one most of us relate to.

      I’m so happy you can take this quote and some of the others you liked to be constant reminders as you open your fridge. Great Idea!

      Regads, as always 


  2. A stunning website, and I loved the picture of the dancer flying through the air like she had no limits.

    My favorite quote here was ‘When pain, misery, or anger happen, it is time to look within you, not around you.’ We all like to blame our surroundings and our circumstances for how we feel, but very few of us actually look deep inside and try to work out what is making us so angry and miserable. Once we face these demons we can then be free.

    1. Hi There Michel,

      Lovely to hear from you and the quote you mentioned is truly a favourite of mine. It is so profound and I still have to take the time to remember these wise words when I feel some sort of discomfort and look to blame something or someone. It is so ingrained and/or conditioned in us to look outside of ourselves for any and every so-called problems that arise from within

      It is one of lifes great challenges which makes it all the more important to pursue and overcome. Just your mentioning it is another opportunity to strengthen my resolve!

      Thankyou muchly,

  3. Very inspirational quotes there on Sadhguru quotes life, I must commend you for taking your time and writing out all these quotes of Sadhguru.  Although this is my first time of hearing the name and I try to go through all is work and they are amazing, All these quotes are so inspirational and I would like to use some part of them for my daily life. This really has made my day 

    1. Hey there,

      Really glad you enjoyed Sadhguru and his quotes. I’m delighted you would like to use them in your daily life. It is a privilege for me to share them, and for you to put them into action!

      Pleasures all mine my friend


  4. Thanks for sharing these and I find it really helpful. These quotes are very essential for self development. The only explanation on these quotes is Number 33 and I would love to get more clarification because I believe its only logical to do unto others what you would do to yourself or is there a typographical error there?

    1. Hi Mikay,

      So glad you love the quotes. I must say when I first read quote no. 33 I too thought it was a bit strange. You must take the time to reread because it says ‘ The way people are living today I would tell them to Not to do unto others as they would do to themselves, Not as opposed to doing unto others is the difference from the commandments.

      Anyway, he is being sarcastic to the way most people live in today’s society. Hope this explains things for you mate…Carry on



  5. I am really motivated and inspired this morning with the quotes of Sadhguru. And I am sure this article embedded with these quotes will also inspire other readers. I like this quote “Do you want to look good or feel good? How wonderful you feel within yourself is most important!”. Our inward feelings determined our outward. Once we have negative feelings about ourselves in our mind, it reflects on how we look outside. I have bookmarked this page for further reading to apply these quotes to daily living. Thanks. 

    1. Hey there Achievers,

      With a brand like that, It makes me doubly happy that you were inspired this morning, there’s no better time for inspiration than first thing in the morning. Looking good because you feel good, not to many cosmetic companies are promoting that one hehe. Makes a lot of sense though. I welcome you back here any time mate. Your success is my success.

      Thaks so much


  6. “When you do not know what to choose show total involvement in everything. Then life will choose… and it is never wrong!” 

    These are really life changing life quotes that can lead to freedom from suffering. I love this quote that I have pasted here so much because of its deep meaning. If we showed strong unbiased involvement in everything, life definitely makes a choice for us. When we understand this principle,we would change the way we commit to everything.Thanks for sharing all these great freedom quotes from a great man.

    1. Hey Vapz,

      Awesome to hear from you again. This quote has much relevance to where I am right now. I have been feeling stuck a bit wanting to take my daughter with me on an amazing adventure to Vietnam. I have committed to waiting for her and although I can go myself I know life wants me to wait despite my impatience and frustration. So i have immersed myself in my work knowing that when life says it the right time we will go

      Life is never wrong!!


  7. Great Content and Information!

    What a concise and thorough article. I found the post very detailed and Informative. Sadhguru has been my mentor for years and I always enjoy his quotes. As for me No 38 is my favourite “It is our compulsive reaction to the situations in which we are placed that causes stress!”. Thanks for the eye opener 

    1. Hey Wealthfather,

      I love this quote too. The more I read Sadhgurus work the simpler my life becomes. Sadhguru is beginning to have a huge impact on the lives of millions of people around the world, his stuff just makes so much sense to me and I’m glad to hear you are a fan.

      Let me know of any of his quotes you would like me to publish it would be an honour for me!

      Cheers Paul

  8. Hi Paul! I love the fact that I can see your passion as I read the quotes in this article. The passion that leads you to a purpose and an understanding way beyond your dreams. A way of understanding life and how it works.

     I do understand that passion that is the same way I feel when I read the Bible or pray. I talk to God constantly and He is the one that listens me. When I read the Bible I feel like yes someone understands  me.I feel so free.

    I thank you for taking something so personal and sharing it with us!



    1. Dear Lynda, 

      Thanks for stopping by again and It’s nice to know that you feel my passion, that’s a lovely compliment for me.

      I feel I have no other real purpose in life other than to keep searching and seeking the truth about life, I can appreciate the fact that the Bible gives you so much solace. It’s important to listen to all the great teachers and for me not to single out one as wrong or right, especially when they are often teaching the same things. I like to remind myself that I don’t really know anything which keeps me forever curious and a lifetime student.

      Blessings Lynda


  9. I love knowing and reading things that will help my life positively and I read them a lot. When I first came across Sadhguru’s quotes, I saw them as quite normal quotes anyone can do but I got to read it more. I discovered that these quotes started having an effect on my life and it made me become better and react better to life

    1. Hi Linus, 

      That’s an interesting insight about how you first interpreted Sadhgurus quotes, and to have them come back as you pondered the depth of their meaning and to then have the effect they have had on you. I’m so happy to know that they are having some influence on your life for the better. Keep pondering my friend, they release a knowing and power to help in all aspects of life

      Well done mate


  10. Thanks for sharing these Sadhguru quotes. I got quotes today that I can share on my social media accounts particularly Facebook for inspiring my followers. I have over 4,000 friends and over 700 followers on Facebook, I’m sure a lot of them will benefit from these quotes. I, myself, honestly need them too as I often get stressed with so many challenges in life especially in business. I will bookmark this blog post of yours so I can easily return to here.

    1. Hi Gomer,

      Glad to help out and yes please share as many as you like, to help people overcome the demands of life and lead a more fulfilling life is what this site is all about. Keep up the good work and know you and your followers are always welcome at Personal Development Mastery

      Cheers and thanks


  11. Hello Paul
    Thankyou for all Sadhguru’s inspiring quotes. I love reading them when I wake up every morning. My favourite today…
    We do not have a choice to choose our situations, but we have been given the freedom to choose our experience.
    I will keep this quote close to my heart.

    1. Hello Donna,
      Thanks for dropping by and your faves is certainly one of mine too. Sadhguru has a way of getting us to see that we have choices in almost every situation. Through awareness, we can all change the way we see the world and make it na better place for not only ourselves but the world as a whole.
      Thanks muchly Donna


  12. Thank you for this great quotes selection from Sadhguru. I must admit that I have seen one or two videos of Sadhguru on YouTube, but I have never read anything from him.

    I have read the Power of Now by Tolle, your other very good mate, and Tolle is one of my favorite teachers. I have been watching many of his videos on YouTube too.

    I think I must read Inner Engineering too. 

    Thank you for posting these quotes!

    1. Hi Sandy,

      Great to hear from you. I was introduced to Tolle a few years back now and Sadhguru probably around 2 years ago. Both have become integral parts of my life. Although they are totally different characters they have much in common with their teachings.

      I can never get enough of them and I continually learn more from them with every listen. For those of us who are ready, they share some stunning insights into how the mind works and the absurdity it dishes up. However, this knowledge is our first step in understanding that we can do something about the way we choose to live our lives for the better. 

      Wishing you every success Sandy



  13. My favourite one is number 16, Too many people are hungry not because there is dearth of food. It is because there is dearth of love and care in human hearts! 

    For me, Love is the base of everything we do, if we walk in love, everything will be more simple and beautiful. Loving one another will help eradicate all the sufferings in the world, we will have peace and joy always.

    Thanks for sharing.

    1. Hello there

      Thanks so much for your comment and the quote you mentioned is really a favourite of mine as well. It is a simple truth that we have lost sight of, how I don’t know. Your short but wonderful comment touches on what is biting at all our hearts. If the world could come together as one to love and truly care for each other this world would be a much better place

      Thank you so much


  14. This was a super compilation of Sadhguru’s quotes and as I was going through them, I found it was taking longer for each as I pondered the words and the meanings. There are a few quotes that stood out to me and overall, it is obvious that this is a deep thinker that has the capability to inspire and move mountains in a single phrase to provide freedom from suffering.

    The first is his thoughts on choices. Over the years this has been how it is for me. For many things you do have choices, for some, you do not. Even with the things or situations where we cannot choose but have to deal with, we can choose how we react to them. I choose to make them all a pleasant experience, at least internally.

    The next is his statement on loving which follows closely my own Christian beliefs and practice to love everyone (I do my best anyway!)…That can be a hard one to follow, but it really makes sense at the end of the day. It is easy to love your friend, but a harder path to love your enemy. 

    Lastly, his quote on taking responsibility for your life resonates with me. This is how I try to live my life…It is easy to blame others for things that happen or doesn’t happen in your life, but ultimately it is you who is responsible. Therein also lies the key to growth. Bottom line: This was a lovely post full of wisdom, and when you follow these ideas, no doubt you will have less suffering in your life. This guy is someone to watch, I think he is going places! 

    1. Hi Dave,

      Thanks so much for your very insightful comment on my article on the man that is Sadhguru. I can tell you took a lot of time to both read and comprehend his simple but profound wisdom and his teachings of truth. He is not aligned with any religion but his teaching reverberates what many of the great teachers before have taught.

      As you mentioned it is not easy to love everyone, we can only do our best with what we have and where we are for now, as perception grows so does compassion and understanding.

      Responsibility is so key to living a fulfilling life and it only with great insight that we are able to see that we truly are responsible for everything. There is no room for blame. This, however, is a tough one and truly takes time to fully comprehend and put into practice. 

      The best of luck to you, and once again thanks for your comment, much appreciated


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