Become a Buddha
On the occasion of Buddha Pournami, Sadhguru tells us what it means and what it takes to be a Buddha.
 
Becoming a Buddha
 

On the occasion of Buddha Pournami, Sadhguru tells us what it means and what it takes to be a Buddha.

Read in Hindi : बुद्ध बन सकते हैं आप
Read in Tamil : நீங்களும் புத்தராகலாம்

Sadhguru: A person who grows on the spiritual path cannot ignore Gautama because his presence has become so dominant. In his own lifetime, he had forty thousand monks who went out to spread the spiritual process. In his own silent way, he changed the world forever. He has been one of the greatest spiritual waves on the planet. Buddha Pournami has always been significant in the yogic culture and was always a very auspicious day in any spiritual aspirant’s life, but today, in commemoration of Gautama Buddha we named it after him. On that full moon evening over 2500 years ago, a man blossomed into a being.

One who is above his intellect, one who is no longer a part of his mind, is a Buddha.

Though people generally associate the word Buddha with Gautama, he is not the only Buddha. There have been thousands of Buddhas on this planet and there still are. “Bu” means Buddhi or the intellect. One who is above his intellect, one who is no longer a part of his mind, is a Buddha.

Right now, most people are just a bundle of thoughts, emotions, opinions, and of course, prejudices. Please see, what you consider as “myself” is just a jumble of things that you have gathered from outside. Whichever kind of situations you were exposed to, that is the kind of nonsense you have gathered in your mind. Your mind is society’s garbage bin because you have no choice about what to take and what not to take. Whoever goes that way throws something into your head. You can enshrine this nonsense as divinity if you want but it will not become divinity; it is just simple mind. There is another way to experience life and go beyond the process that you call as mind. To do this, you need to shut the garbage bin and keep it aside.

The mind is a phenomenal thing, but if you get stuck to it, it will take you for a ride endlessly. If you are in the mind, you are a nonstop suffering human being – you cannot help it. Suffering is inevitable. Maybe when you are watching the sunset, it is so beautiful that you forget everything, but your suffering is sitting right behind you like a tail. The moment you look back, it is right there. What you call as “my happiness,” are those moments when you forgot your suffering. As long as you are in the mind, fears, anxieties and struggles are inevitable; that is the nature of the mind.

The process of yoga is to see how to go beyond the mind. Only when you are beyond the mind can you really be yourself.

It is because people are unable to bear the torture of the mind that they have devised many ways in society to go below the mind. Excessive eating, alcohol, excessive indulgence in physical pleasures, these are all ways to go below the mind. People use them and for a few moments they forget the torture. You hit the bottle and sleep. For a few hours your mind does not bother you anymore because you have gone below the mind. There is great pleasure and it is so relaxing because suddenly the tortures of your mind are not there. So you get deeply addicted to it.

But the nature of the evolutionary process is such that this being which was below the mind has right now evolved into the mind. If it wants to become free, it has to go beyond the mind. There is no such thing as going back. If by using a chemical you go below the mind, you will see, life always catches up with you with more intensity after that is over. It is always so. Suffering intensifies. The process of yoga is to see how to go beyond the mind. Only when you are beyond the mind can you really be yourself.

Editor's Note: Find more of Sadhguru's insights on the potential of the human mind, in “Mind is Your Business”.

 
 
 
 
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3 years 1 month ago

What buddha is exactly?

3 years 9 months ago

om mani padme hum

Buddham saranam gacchami
Dhammam saranam gacchami
Sangham saranam gacchami

I bow down

2 years 9 months ago

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(第一會)

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薩怛他佛陀俱胝瑟尼釤

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槃遮摩訶三慕陀囉

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阿地目帝

尸摩舍那泥婆悉泥

摩怛唎伽拏

南無悉羯唎多耶

南無婆伽婆帝

多他伽跢俱囉耶

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般囉婆囉闍耶

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南無婆伽婆帝

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南無婆伽婆帝

舍雞野母那曳

跢他伽多耶

阿囉訶帝

三藐三菩陀耶

南無婆伽婆帝

剌怛那雞都囉闍耶

跢他伽多耶

阿囉訶帝

三藐三菩陀耶

帝瓢南無薩羯唎多

翳曇婆伽婆多

薩怛他伽都瑟尼釤

薩怛多般怛藍

南無阿婆囉視耽

般囉帝揚岐囉

薩囉婆部多揭囉訶

尼揭囉訶羯迦囉訶尼

跋囉毖地耶叱陀你

阿迦囉蜜唎柱

般唎怛囉耶儜揭唎

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突悉乏般那你伐囉尼

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毗多崩娑那羯唎

阿瑟吒冰舍帝南

那叉刹怛囉若闍

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摩訶揭囉訶若闍

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薩婆舍都嚧你婆囉若闍

呼藍突悉乏難遮那舍尼

毖沙舍悉怛囉

阿吉尼烏陀迦囉若闍

阿般囉視多具囉

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摩訶帝闍

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摩訶跋囉槃陀囉婆悉你

阿唎耶多囉

毗唎俱知

誓婆毗闍耶

跋闍囉摩禮底

毗舍嚧多

勃騰罔迦

跋闍囉制喝那阿遮

摩囉制婆般囉質多

跋闍囉擅持

毗舍囉遮

扇多舍鞞提婆補視多

蘇摩嚧波

摩訶稅多

阿唎耶多囉

摩訶婆囉阿般囉

跋闍囉商揭囉制婆

跋闍囉俱摩唎

俱藍陀唎

跋闍囉喝薩多遮

毗地耶乾遮那摩唎迦

啒蘇母婆羯囉多那

鞞嚧遮那俱唎耶

夜囉菟瑟尼釤

毗折藍婆摩尼遮

跋闍囉迦那迦波囉婆

嚧闍那

跋闍囉頓稚遮

稅多遮迦摩囉

刹奢尸波囉婆

翳帝夷帝

母陀囉羯拏

娑鞞囉懺

掘梵都

印兔那麼麼寫

(第二會)

唎瑟揭拏

般刺舍悉多

薩怛他伽都瑟尼釤

都盧雍

瞻婆那

都盧雍

悉耽婆那

都盧雍

波羅瑟地耶三般叉拏羯囉

都盧雍

薩婆藥叉喝囉刹娑

揭囉訶若闍

毗騰崩薩那羯囉

都盧雍

者都囉尸底南

揭囉訶娑訶薩囉南

毗騰崩薩那囉

都盧雍

囉叉

婆伽梵

薩怛他伽都瑟尼釤

波囉點闍吉唎

摩訶娑訶薩囉

勃樹娑訶薩囉室唎沙

俱知娑訶薩泥帝隸

阿弊提視婆唎多

吒吒甖迦

摩訶跋闍嚧陀囉

帝唎菩婆那

曼茶囉

莎悉帝薄婆都

麼麼

印兔那麼麼寫

(第三會)

囉闍婆夜

主囉跋夜

阿祇尼婆夜

烏陀迦婆夜

毗沙婆夜

舍薩多囉婆夜

婆囉斫羯囉婆夜

突瑟叉婆夜

阿舍你婆夜

阿迦囉蜜唎柱婆夜

陀囉尼部彌劍波伽波陀婆夜

烏囉迦婆多婆夜

剌闍壇茶婆夜

那伽婆夜

毗條怛婆夜

蘇波囉拏婆夜

藥叉揭囉訶

囉叉私揭囉訶

畢唎多揭囉訶

毗舍遮揭囉訶

部多揭囉訶

鳩槃茶揭囉訶

補單那揭囉訶

迦吒補單那揭囉訶

悉乾度揭囉訶

阿播悉摩囉揭囉訶

烏檀摩陀揭囉訶

車夜揭囉訶

醯唎婆帝揭囉訶

社多訶唎南

揭婆訶唎南

嚧地囉訶唎南

忙娑訶唎南

謎陀訶唎南

摩闍訶唎南

闍多訶唎女

視比多訶唎南

毗多訶唎南

婆多訶唎南

阿輸遮訶唎女

質多訶唎女

帝釤薩鞞釤

薩婆揭囉訶南

毗陀耶闍嗔陀夜彌

雞囉夜彌

波唎跋囉者迦訖唎擔

毗陀夜闍嗔陀夜彌

雞囉夜彌

茶演尼訖唎擔

毗陀夜闍嗔陀夜彌

雞囉夜彌

摩訶般輸般怛夜

嚧陀囉訖唎擔

毗陀夜闍嗔陀夜彌

雞囉夜彌

那囉夜拏訖唎擔

毗陀夜闍嗔陀夜彌

雞囉夜彌

怛埵伽嚧茶西訖唎擔

毗陀夜闍嗔陀夜彌

雞囉夜彌

摩訶迦囉摩怛唎伽拏訖唎擔

毗陀夜闍嗔陀夜彌

雞囉夜彌

迦波唎迦訖唎擔

毗陀夜闍嗔陀夜彌

雞囉夜彌

闍耶羯囉摩度羯囉

薩婆囉他娑達那訖唎擔

毗陀夜闍嗔陀夜彌

雞囉夜彌

赭咄囉婆耆你訖唎擔

毗陀夜闍嗔陀夜彌

雞囉夜彌

毗唎羊訖唎知

難陀雞沙囉伽拏般帝

索醯夜訖唎擔

毗陀夜闍嗔陀夜彌

雞囉夜彌

那揭那舍囉婆拏訖唎擔

毗陀夜闍嗔陀夜彌

雞囉夜彌

阿羅漢訖唎擔

毗陀夜闍嗔陀夜彌

雞囉夜彌

毗多囉伽訖唎擔

毗陀夜闍嗔陀夜彌

雞囉夜彌

跋闍囉波你

具醯夜具醯夜

迦地般帝訖唎擔

毗陀夜闍嗔陀夜彌

雞囉夜彌

囉叉罔

婆伽梵

印兔那麼麼寫

(第四會)

婆伽梵

薩怛多般怛囉

南無粹都帝

阿悉多那囉剌迦

波囉婆悉普吒

毗迦薩怛多鉢帝唎

什佛囉什佛囉

陀囉陀囉

頻陀囉頻陀囉嗔陀嗔陀

泮吒

泮吒泮吒泮吒泮吒

娑訶

醯醯泮

阿牟迦耶泮

阿波囉提訶多泮

婆囉波囉陀泮

阿素囉毗陀囉波迦泮

薩婆提鞞弊泮

薩婆那伽弊泮

薩婆藥叉弊泮

薩婆乾闥婆弊泮

薩婆補丹那弊泮

迦吒補丹那弊泮

薩婆突狼枳帝弊泮

薩婆突澁比犁訖瑟帝弊泮

薩婆什婆利弊泮

薩婆阿播悉摩犁弊泮

薩婆舍囉婆拏弊泮

薩婆地帝雞弊泮

薩婆怛摩陀繼弊泮

薩婆毗陀耶囉誓遮犁弊泮

闍夜羯囉摩度羯囉

薩婆囉他娑陀雞弊泮

毗地夜遮唎弊泮

者都囉縛耆你弊泮

跋闍囉俱摩唎

毗陀夜囉誓弊泮

摩訶波囉丁羊乂耆唎弊泮

跋闍囉商羯囉夜

波囉丈耆囉闍耶泮

摩訶迦囉夜

摩訶末怛唎迦拏

南無娑羯唎多夜泮

毖瑟拏婢曳泮

勃囉訶牟尼曳泮

阿耆尼曳泮

摩訶羯唎曳泮

羯囉檀遲曳泮

蔑怛唎曳泮

嘮怛唎曳泮

遮文茶曳泮

羯邏囉怛唎曳泮

迦般唎曳泮

阿地目質多迦尸摩舍那

婆私你曳泮

演吉質

薩埵婆寫

麼麼印兔那麼麼寫

(第五會)

突瑟吒質多

阿末怛唎質多

烏闍訶囉

伽婆訶囉

嚧地囉訶囉

婆娑訶囉

摩闍訶囉

闍多訶囉

視毖多訶囉

跋略夜訶囉

乾陀訶囉

布史波訶囉

頗囉訶囉

婆寫訶囉

般波質多

突瑟吒質多

嘮陀囉質多

藥叉揭囉訶

囉刹娑揭囉訶

閉隸多揭囉訶

毗舍遮揭囉訶

部多揭囉訶

鳩槃茶揭囉訶

悉乾陀揭囉訶

烏怛摩陀揭囉訶

車夜揭囉訶

阿播薩摩囉揭囉訶

宅袪革茶耆尼揭囉訶

唎佛帝揭囉訶

闍彌迦揭囉訶

舍俱尼揭囉訶

姥陀囉難地迦揭囉訶

阿藍婆揭囉訶

乾度波尼揭囉訶

什伐囉堙迦醯迦

墜帝藥迦

怛隸帝藥迦

者突託迦

尼提什伐囉毖釤摩什伐囉

薄底迦

鼻底迦

室隸瑟密迦

娑你般帝迦

薩婆什伐囉

室嚧吉帝

末陀鞞達嚧制劍

阿綺嚧鉗

目佉嚧鉗

羯唎突嚧鉗

揭囉訶揭藍

羯拏輸藍

憚多輸藍

迄唎夜輸藍

末麼輸藍

跋唎室婆輸藍

毖栗瑟吒輸藍

烏陀囉輸藍

羯知輸藍

跋悉帝輸藍

鄔嚧輸藍

常伽輸藍

喝悉多輸藍

跋陀輸藍

娑房盎伽般囉丈伽輸藍

部多毖哆茶

茶耆尼什婆囉

陀突嚧迦建咄嚧吉知婆路多毗

薩般嚧訶凌伽

輸沙怛囉

娑那羯囉

毗沙喻迦

阿耆尼烏陀迦

末囉鞞囉建跢囉

阿迦囉蜜唎咄怛斂部迦

地栗剌吒

毖唎瑟質迦

薩婆那俱囉

肆引伽弊揭囉唎藥叉怛囉芻

末囉視吠帝釤娑鞞釤

悉怛多鉢怛囉

摩訶跋闍嚧瑟尼釤

摩訶般賴丈耆藍

夜波突陀舍喻闍那

辮怛隸拏

毗陀耶槃曇迦嚧彌

帝殊槃曇迦嚧彌

般囉毘陀槃曇迦嚧彌

哆姪他

阿那隸

毘舍提

鞞囉跋闍囉陀唎

槃陀槃陀你

跋闍囉謗尼泮

虎都嚧甕泮

莎婆訶

5 years 1 month ago

Very inspiring... thank you Sadhguru...

3 years 9 months ago

Beautifu explanation. ...

5 years 1 month ago

नमो तस्स अर्हतो भगवतो समासंबुद्धस

3 years 9 months ago

What we need is psychology and psychotherapy....Yoga and Spirituality can be used as secondary but as primary they have failed for majority of people...I can tell its not easy for people to look at themselves, to go to emotionally charged places inside, old memories of pain and hurt...that's why psychotherapy can help where the support of the therapist + the intention of the individual to change work together to confront those painful memories/personality traits...It can be looked at this way, to change the body is not easy, yes, we can change the diet, go to gym and change the body but it requires a certain level of consistent effort. Even that many people are not capable of without a personal trainer...When it comes to mind, its even more difficult to change the personality structure...to change the psychic structure is not easy...that's why its essential to work with a psychologist or psychotherapist...India has not found the richness of this field...Yes, try with yoga/spirituality to transcend the mind, you will only face failure, little moments of peace, yes you will get but authentic transformation or even understanding oneself is far away...

5 years 1 month ago

Nice thought, hope and wish I will be able to incarporate these thoughts in my life. Rakesh

3 years 8 months ago

Psychotherapy is a reactive process that often does not work it is needed but just like modern medicine is highly incomplete we need an integrative approach...yoga and meditation does wonders even psychotherapists recommend these

5 years 1 month ago

Nice wording - rakesh

3 years 2 months ago

I like to point out that I think you oversimplified the making of the word 'buddha'. The smallest unit of the word 'buddha' is the root word 'budh', and by adding -ta, a past participle suffix, it then becomes 'buddha'.

I mean, that's as far as I understand Sanskrit. I just don't think 'bu' is the smallest unit.

5 years 1 month ago

On My Way;-)Thanks a ton Sadhguru for making me what i am today;-)

3 years 2 months ago

psychotherapy - repairs illness of mind

yoga- annihilates illness of mind...
choose the best for particular case, certain cases start with therapy and should move to yoga

5 years 1 month ago

enlighting words from sathguru

3 years 2 months ago

in gayatri mantra, there is a word "bhu:"

5 years ago

Therefore If one does Yoga and Mediation systematically and properly, one can become a buddha.

3 years 2 months ago

bhU - become, be, arise, happen

bhU -> Class I bhavati

bhUta - having become, being

5 years ago

Yes our minds (at least mine) are garbage bins where people throw in stuff or we accumulate or manufacture them to live in perpetual torment. Practicing Isha kriya has immensly helped me and I do find moments of real freedom when the monkey in my head goes silent.

Pranams Sadhguru

3 years 1 month ago

Great explanation in simple language...Sadhguru I have never met you or even seen you from distance but i am always behind you for answers to my problems...your my master

4 years 2 months ago

It is a stupid idea to link 'Buddha-hood' to mind or intellect in any way - above it or beyond it. Mind has nothing to do with Buddha-hood except that mind is silent when you first witness and arrive in Buddha-hood. And once you witness, mind continues as usual except that it is never able to disturb the witnessing or 'Buddha'.

3 years 1 month ago

Namaskaram this year on bhuddha pournima by gods grace this time my husband as god took me to bhuddhas place it was awesome, inspiring

3 years 9 months ago

Awesome. Sadhguru rocks :)