Sadhguru says, "The word “Sadhguru” is not a title. It is a description. Sadhguru means “uneducated Guru.”"


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Sadhguru: When someone comes from their scholarship, they are referred to in different ways. If someone comes from an inner experience, they are referred to as Sadhguru. The word “Sadhguru” is not a title. It is a description. Sadhguru means “uneducated Guru.” I am almost hundred percent spiritually uneducated. I don’t know any scriptures, I have not read the Vedas and I didn’t bother to read the Bhagavad Gita.

I come only from my inner experience and the only thing I know for sure is this piece of life from its origin to its ultimate.

If you know this piece of life, you know everything that is worth knowing in this cosmos, because the whole cosmic nature has happened only the way this piece of life has happened. You don’t have to go about searching the whole cosmos to know the mysteries of the universe. If you look inward and know this piece of life from A to Z, you know life in every possible way.

I am about life, I am not about heaven. It is not a popular thing to say, but I believe that the whole effort of the Guru should be to help a seeker deepen his seeking, not to give him answers.

If a human being says “I don’t know something,” then the possibility of knowing is open in his life. If he believes he knows something that he does not know, he is a mess. If I give you the answers, the only option you have is to either believe me or disbelieve me. If you believe, you don’t get any closer to finding answers to your seeking. If you don’t believe me, you aren’t getting closer either. All you will have is an interesting story that I told you, which you can tell others who in turn will tell others and it will continue to be distorted and add to all those distorted stories that have been going around for years and have messed up people’s lives so badly. So, if you are looking for the Vedas or scholarly knowledge, this is not the place. If you are looking for a method to know your ultimate nature, this is the place.