Sadhguru in the Media: Poetry Day, Business Summit & River Seva
Sadhguru’s talks at ET Business Summit and Narmada Seva Yatra in MP drew considerable attention. Here are interesting excerpts of major media coverage from these events and more!
March 21: World Poetry Day – Sadhguru’s wisdom inspires the Knowledge and Human Development Authority – Government of Dubai.
March 25: Sadhguru joins Hon’ble CM of Madhya Pradesh, Shivraj Singh Chouhan, at the Narmada Seva Yatra.
March 26: India Today publishes Sadhguru’s appeal to the PM
“The Indian civilisation flourished between Narmada and Godavari rivers, which are shrinking now. This means that we are not worried about our future. A campaign like 'Namami Devi Narmade - Sewa Yatra' has never been conducted so far."
Spiritual Guru Sadhguru has appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to run a campaign for conservation of rivers in the country akin to ‘Namami Sewa Yatra’, currently underway in Madhya Pradesh. “I will discuss with the Prime Minister and the Union Ministry for Environment to have a campaign like the ‘Namami Devi Narmade – Sewa Yatra’ across the country to make people aware about the importance of river conservation,” he told a gathering yesterday at Shahganj in Sehore district. Sadhguru was in the town to participate in the ongoing Narmada Yatra.
Union Minister for Rural Development Narendra Singh Tomar, BJP’s national spokesman Shahnawaz Hussain also participated in this campaign along with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. - Excerpted from India Today
March 27: Sadhguru at ET Global Business Summit 2017
Mar 24: Economic Times publishes Sadhguru’s wisdom on how to handle uncertainties as a warm-up to Sadhguru’s session on March 27.
Nothing in the outside world is certain, that’s a fact. It’s uncertain and that’s what makes it challenging. Uncertainty means things are changing; in other words there is no limbo. If you are walking fast, every step is new terrain. This new terrain is what you are calling ‘uncertainty’ right now. For those seeking opportunity, uncertainty is the best time. Those who have a vision will make it a possibility; those who don’t, will look at it as a problem. But, because you are in a constant state ..
March 27, 8:30 pm: Sadhguru’s session commences. Hundreds of people tweet Sadhguru’s wisdom during the sessions.
Muntazir Abbas is a Delhi-based journalist working for The Economic Times, and is founding editor of ETTelecom.
Sachin Jain is founder, CEO of Oriano Solar.
Shane Smith shares a moment with Sadhguru
Shane Smith is a Canadian Emmy Award-winning journalist and web entrepreneur. He is the co-founder and CEO of the international media company VICE Media, operating an international network of digital channels, a television production studio, a record label, an in-house creative services agency, a book-publishing house, and a feature film division.
March 28: Post-event media riders about Sadhguru at GBS
Sadhguru emphasized on the need for equanimity and the ability to handle uncertainty.
Aashika Jain, Associate Editor from Entrepreneur.com reports: Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev, Indian yogi, visionary, humanitarian and a mystic has the kind of clarity of vision not many possess.
Speaking at the Global Business Summit this week, Sadhguru rubbished all world talk of uncertainty and gave simple life hacks that almost every entrepreneur can use in his or her lives.
1. These are not times of uncertainty. Time is moving fast & speed is joy
2. Our life is a combination of time & energy. Invest wisely
3. Do more in less time
4. Problems don’t exist, only solutions do
5. Get skilled enough to learn to fight the storm
NEW DELHI: The showstopper on the power-packed inaugural evening of The Economic Times Global Business Summit was a mystic who's popular for his pragmatic views on modern-day problems. An entire hall of corporate honchos listened in rapt attention as Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev doled out advice on the role corporates must take on.
In his 30 -minute address, Sadhguru called on business leaders to recognize the role they now play in the scheme of things. "(In the past) power has moved from the hands of religious leadership to that of the military, and finally into the hands of the democratically elected governments. But in another 15-20 years, business leaders will dominate the planet," he said.
His super tip to corporates to deal with uncertainty is to skill themselves appropriately. "You can learn to prevent a storm or you can learn to ride the storm. If you learn to ride the storm, the storm is not a problem anymore," he said.
Sonal Srivastava reports:
"We stand upon the threshold of great possibility. When people step on new terrain they experience uncertainty. You are in a situation and don't know how to handle it. "We tremble at the uncertainty," Sadhguru said.
For him, equanimity is not something one aspires to. It's a state of being in an unprejudiced way, a state of neutrality where one doesn't identify oneself as good or bad, high or low, judgment comes from consciousness, from the state of being. If one walks fast, he said, one will constantly be in new territory. Every uncertainty is a new possibility. It is just one's inability to handle new terrain that makes one conclude that something is uncertain. The experience of uncertainty is because most are in a state of compulsive reaction to the situations they exist in. The Isha Foundation head made it clear: Do what you want but the world won't be the way you want it to be. "Forget about the world, even people in your family... won't be the way you want them to be." According to Sadhguru, the best way to handle uncertainty is to see reality for what it is.
March 28: Two can play that game – Sadhguru golfs with Murali Kartik
March 29: Times of India shares Sadhguru’s article on Ugadi
The science behind why Ugadi marks the new year
There is a certain significance to Ugadi, and not January 1, being the New Year in large parts of India. Ugadi follows the lunisolar calendar, which has a direct connection with the way the human body is made. The Indian calendar is very significant, not just culturally, but scientifically because it takes into account the effects the movements of the planet has on the human physiology and mind.