Has Religion Mixed With Politics in India? || Nation Matters Ep 06

a land that lies between
Himalayas and Indu Sagara was called “Hindu.” So anybody who is born here is a Hindu everybody knows which media belongs to which party. It’s no more news, it’s propaganda. Superscript: Has Religion Mixed With Politics in India? Interviewer: Sadhguru, let me start with one thing,
which I wanted to know from you. This “nation is state” is a concept which is
essentially Western. And in Western concept, church and state,
they were considered to be the two separate entities. In India, it has mixed. So do you think that “Nation is State”
concept in Indian context, is somewhat different from Western concept? Sadhguru: See, first of all,
we don’t have a church in India. I mean to say, in that context, we don’t have
an organized setup like church in this country, except for the church itself, in the… you know,
the Christian Church in India, which is a small entity, but it’s organized, but the rest of the so called religion, what we call as Hindu religion, has never been an organized process. That’s its strength, and that’s its weakness. The only reason why this Hindu way of life has survived these 1000 years of invasions and occupations is because nobody knew where the head is. If they knew where the head is,
they would have cut it off. Because there was no head, it was a billion-headed Hydra, whatever they did, it still lived on. So (Laughs), this whole idea of separating
church and state doesn’t even arise in this country. Now we’re trying to get organized
to counter certain things. But still, it is not an organized process. We must first of all understand, when we say a religion, per se religion means a certain belief systems, there will be one, two, three, four, five
things that you must believe in. Point out such a thing in India,
what you should believe in. You can believe whatever you like, and still be a Hindu. Because it’s always been a geographical identity. This is a land, a land that lies between Himalayas
and Indu Sagara was called “Hindu.” So anybody who is born here is a Hindu,
it is not a question of what you believe or disbelief. In the same family, two dozen idols are
worshipped by different people. And there is somebody who doesn’t worship anything,
who will do yoga, who’ll do meditation, he doesn’t worship anything. But still, he’s a Hindu, because it’s a geographical,
and later on, a cultural identity. Only it became a religious kind of identity,
only when external forces try to impose their ways, only then we realized there are other ways to it. Otherwise, we never knew that we had to organize,
we have to do this. So church versus state is a very… what to say…
people are doing an implant from elsewhere Interviewer: Why I’m asking you is because, off late, what has happened in India, that
religion has got mixed with the state. Here is a monk who is heading the most populous state. Sadhguru: No, why do you see… No, no why do you see him as a monk? Do you say “here is a married person
who’s heading the state?“ Do you say that? I am married or am I a monk is my business. What’s it got to do with you? So just because he is a monk,
have you given him some special rights? Can I drive on the street without a license? Can I go without paying taxes? Just because I’m a spiritual person,
do I have any privileges? Can I get onto an Indian Railways without a ticket? So there is no privileges. So why are you taking away certain rights? If I can vote, I can also stand for an election,
not that I will (Laughs), it’s not in me to do that. But if somebody wants to do that, I don’t
even see what anybody has any problem about that. Interviewer: Right. Don’t you see that identity of the state with religion,
will that not have negative effect on administration? Sadhguru: See, how do you say that just because
I practice something, I will definitely impose it on you? There is no such thing. Everybody practices something, isn’t it? Somebody drinks alcohol,
and he becomes the Chief Minister. So will you suspect he may impose it on everybody? Actually, they are imposing.
You’re not questioning that (Laughs). So somebody who meditates, will he impose it?
Definitely he will recommend it. An alcoholic drinker is recommending alcohol. Somebody who meditates will recommend meditation. But it’s for people to take it or leave it, right? Interviewer: Sadhguru, now
elections are around the corner. Do you see some kind of negativity around? Sadhguru: I think there is negativity. Essentially, I think in media. Interviewer: Why is it so? Sadhguru: I don’t see any negativity, because
every day I’m in contact with millions of… you know, thousands of people, at least. In all this contact, I don’t see any negativity,
but if you turn on the national channels – because I generally watch the English Channel,
if I do – whoa, it looks like nation is on fire (Laughs). I don’t see anywhere nation is on fire. Everywhere, nation is fine. But if you look at the television studio, some of
the television channels even have fire burning (Laughs). So nation is on fire only in the television studios,
because you have over two hundred news channels. How should they run their news channels? Two hundred news channels,
who will you get any viewership? So obviously they are setting fire to the nation to do it. It’s not a total negative commentary on media,
they have their… they have their duties, they have their rights, and they have a responsibility. But creating this image that nation is all on fire, everybody’s upset, things are going like this – No, that’s not the truth. I am living in India, and I have a huge
contact with people, and I’m telling you, it is not so. If you want to understand, I can take you out
for a drive around the villages. Nobody thinks it’s on fire. Well, they have their daily issues. But it’s not on fire. Nation is not on fire. But,.. We’re getting that feeling. There are a few people who are motivated to do those things. There are few people who are doing it in reaction
to those motivations. These things are there. But today it’s all more visible, simply because
there is social media. Social media essentially means anonymous journalism. If you don’t have to put your name
on what you’re saying or doing, then you could say whatever you want, isn’t it (Laughs)? Interviewer: So do you find this negativity only in social media, or other media as well, mainstream media like…? Sadhguru: Social media is… you know what it is. Anybody and everybody can say
whatever they want to say. But the regular media also is,
unfortunately, taking strong sides. It’s almost like in the United States if you go,
everybody knows which media belongs to which party. It’s no more news, everybody knows
it’s not news, it’s propaganda. We are not that far yet, but I think
slowly they’re pushing it in that direction.


  1. Spirituality should be promoted in every nation but religion shouldnโ€™t be involved with politics. It becomes a dangerous game.

  2. With total respective to you and your views, the questions that are asked to you are media based , I genuinely wish I could ask some genuine life transforming questions and you as who you are could answer …but sir it's not going to happen ..hence sorry it's difficult to follow ..only and only coz I can never believe the one who asks..it seems rigged..and sorry there is no spiritual feeling achieved on either sides ..hope u can understand .we all know thats not gonna happen !…and really we don't have propoganda like US…??
    ….they birpartisan we are now t we still have media creating cultures that don't exist ..then again
    .if ur who u r sir. You will get it
    .rest I do not know ..

  3. BSP, Samajwadi, Trinamool, TDP, AAP etc. openly doing this (they represent left, Liberty, secularism, constitution๐Ÿ˜“๐Ÿ˜…)joke

  4. Yes sadguru this Media always focused on negativity they don't project positivity, media should come up with both news

  5. Now some propaganded media specialist insubscribe and spread hate around us about nations security , but We know better That Nation not on fire ……

  6. Some things just make good sense ๐Ÿ™๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ’“๐ŸŒน๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿท๐Ÿฅค๐Ÿ—บ๏ธ

  7. Religion and politics go hand in hand around the world. Divide and control, oldest trick in the book. Give a god to induce fear in the people, and they have something to feel guilty about. I like Hinduism and Iโ€™ve learned a lot from it … but to me spirituality is different

  8. Media is worse than government. European separation of church and state is recent following Holy Roman Empire becoming oppressive.

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    Every second is an experience that's why everything thing is real in reality

  11. Only avoid mainstream media, they always driven by their hidden agendas. Co-operate Media is NOT for you always stick with independent news outlet, better source

  12. Wht caste is sadhguru? I know he does not identify as caste. He is very anti caste but I am curious does it still hold as India is still in caste mind.


  14. Its not religion mixed with politic. But RELIGION itself is an politic ideology with some spiritual stuff.

    to make it looks legit and people is getting hypnotized by "good stuff" from it

  15. Sadguru i want a TV channel of Isha foundation and that too free to air if people agree to this please thumbs up and request this to Isha foundation…. Thanks.

  16. My dear Guru I have heard many of Ur sermons, it's good to make a good society, Happy society, but in reality it's call Quantum physics, We haven't been created by a Supernatural God,Where did he come from? He might be wondering that too,just like you wonder when you looking to TED shows, reality only been Found by scientists, religion is a different reality. But all should know Science. Energy creates heat, heat is the Source of Life.I hope science will find Gods(evolved aliens) from a galaxy of us itself also the others, Since the planets spins equal with light speed near blackholes,Where u don't feel time flawing, are the areas which u call heavens where you gods & goddesses lives. Black hole could be a Narak. I hope science ,& some of your believes become equal soon.may you able to witness it

  17. And what about the prejudices towards women in India? Don't they affect politics too and aren't they attributable to some misread religious beliefs? I think he should also talk about this topic

  18. Guru ji I want to ask why do some people put their own interest above nation interest. This group of people find some wrong thing in every good thing and good policy and find something good out of bad i.e. I want to ask about mentality of so called liberals.

  19. Truly Said Sadhguru, Media has become more of a problem in India than a helping medium for Indian, with few exceptions
    Namaskaram Sadhguru๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ™

  20. Iโ€™m from India ( not really,but just go with it) do I have to be hundu, canโ€™t I just be no name

  21. I just want to see (1):Sandeep Maheshwari and Sadguru together.
    (2):Elon musk and K Sivan with Conversation with Sadguru taking about space and space mission. ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜
    Support me if u want the same.

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