How Your Ancestors & Society Can Influence You: Samskara & Karma – Sadhguru

This is what is called as Kula Devatha. It responds only to that genetic content,
so only those people of that clan go to that temple, A certain set of people have a certain samskara,
others have certain samskara. So for them those skills and
that way of life came naturally. Every community, every society has its own samskara, and people either make their lives well or ill,
based on the samskara also. Superscript: How Your Ancestors & Society
Can Influence You Sadhguru: See what we’re calling as Samskara
is the collective karma of a society. In this culture, we did a lot of things
to maintain Samskara. Even now, in villages there are, you know,
sometimes violent outbreaks will happen if marriages happen between people who will mix
the genetic, who will kind of make the genetic line fuzzy. This is not blue-blood business;
they’ve been maintaining this, so that for this clan, for this bloodline,
they will have a deity that they have created. It responds only to that genetic content. This is what is called as Kula Devatha. It responds only to that genetic content,
so only those people of that clan go to that temple, others don’t go because it doesn’t work for them. So, they maintained this genetic map of people
and they will look back ten, twelve generations and say, “Oh she belongs to that bloodline,
this belongs… okay they can marry, this cannot marry,” like this they will calculate
because these are called Gotras and stuff. Now it is being all trashed as total nonsense. Yes, cruel things have been done in that name; that is true, but there was a very profound understanding because learning happened this way,
when there were no universities, no schools nothing, this culture transmitted their skills
effortlessly for thousands of years because they maintained this Samskara. So, let’s say for example, you know there are
what is called as Acharys, is a certain cast or a clan. In this, there are goldsmith, there are carpenters,
there are blacksmiths like this, all those people who are craftsmen, but a goldsmith’s girl will not marry a blacksmith’s man. Only there they will marry because it is Samskara. See, this may look, “Oh, how can that be?” Why can’t somebody, you know,
be born in any family learn this trade? That’s different, but it’s been found. They’ve done an experiment with mice… what they did was, they put a cherry blossoms smell
on some cheese or something. So when the mouse went to bite it, they gave
it an electric shock a few times and you know what, next seven generation of mice
never went near the cherry blossom smell. Cherry blossom smell means is they move away because this is Samskara that from parents it is coming just like that, this information transfer is happening all the time. Now we’re talking about how trees are sharing things. All this when we spoke long time ago,
they thought it’s all ridiculous. Like my great grandmother would simply look at,
you know, sparrows and ants and this, eating and simply in tears and if you say, “Why are you not eating,” she says, “I’m already full” and she was full. She was well nourished, nobody can question
that because she live for one-one-three (Laughs). So, today, they’re slowly beginning to talk about it
but still in terms of physical terms, how physically a nutrition is going, this is happening,
this is being shared, that is being shared all this. But beyond physical stuff, there is life
in which sharing is happening. So they created a very concentrated focus on people,
so that there is a samskara. A certain set of people have a certain samskara,
others have certain samskara. So for them those skills and
that way of life came naturally. All these things got distorted. When people started discriminating
from one to the other. The goldsmith thinks he is superior to blacksmith
and you know, these problems came later but the way it was crafted, it’s a perfect way
to transmit knowledge, skills and variety of ways. But it all gone bad now it’s not relevant,
we can’t do that anyway, So what you call as samskara is a social karma, and let’s say living in Mumbai,
don’t you have a certain Mumbai samskara, isn’t it? It has its own. So like this, every community,
every society has its own samskara, and people either make their lives well or ill,
based on the samskara also. To rise above samskara you need spiritual process. Otherwise nobody can deny that they have not
been influenced by their family, society, whatever kind of religious practices, they may not be doing those practices
but still they’re influenced, isn’t it? Only one who is strongly on a spiritual process is
not influenced by the atmosphere, he rises above that.

98 comments on “How Your Ancestors & Society Can Influence You: Samskara & Karma – Sadhguru”

  1. Koala Bear says:

    Thank you Sadhguru 🙏

  2. Baby Butters says:


  3. vinay Aradhya says:


  4. Ramya Mamidi says:

    Thank you guru jii

  5. Bunna D says:


  6. Sithilesh kumar says:


  7. ajas ijee says:


  8. Asif Ali says:

    Sadguru is amazing♥

  9. Barry Piya says:

    My Kuldevta is Mahadev in form of Virabhadra

  10. Ashrayii Navarathna Ram says:

    Thank you Gurudev. Also is it that you are speaking this from T Narsipura with the Narashima temple in the background! So blessed we are to be guided by your eternal words

  11. LifeVersity says:

    Your future self is looking at you through the eyes of your memories. make them proud

  12. Timothy Ford says:

    I rise above this by not just going with my feelings, I question if it's right or wrong, knowing the truth leads me towards what is right.

  13. Indian Devbhoomi Uttrakhand says:

    Har Har Mahadev ⛳🇳🇵🇮🇳⛳ 🚩

    Jai Ho SADHGURU ji 🙏

  14. tapan thite says:

    If that's so … How can we be into it & outside it at the same time?!

  15. Osama Bayyoumi says:

    Sadhguru be rocking it!

  16. Tae’s spoch-kah says:

    Loved this.

  17. Srinidhi ಶ್ರೀ says:

    ನಮಸ್ಕಾರಗಳು ಸದ್ಗುರು ಅವರೇ 🙏

  18. Mohnish Babu says:

    No bgm please

  19. ಜೈ ಭಾರತ ಮಾತೆ says:

    ನಮ್ಮ ಮನೆ ದೇವರು ತಿರುಪತಿ ತಿಮ್ಮಪ್ಪ ಮತ್ತೆ ಮೇಲುಕೋಟೆ ಚೆಲುವನಾರಾಯಣ ಸ್ವಾಮಿ 🧘

  20. debn n says:

    Do not take adoption ligjtly

  21. boing bryan says:

    Tq sadhguru…

  22. R G says:

    🙏 God bless you sir

  23. Radhika JUSTICE says:

    Very good info in that is what I'm saying they tried to mix me in ruin my brain in Krishna stated this was not my karma wasn't your path.🙏

  24. Legal Slander says:

    the origin of the cast system.

  25. Kanzee says:

    Samskara is a conditioned Genetic pattern , created over many generations.
    In todays world….Everyone is fuking everyone, messing up the thousands of years of genetic pattern formations.

  26. pujala pavankumar says:

    Sir please stop this promo of the videos in the beginning. By watching at that promo, we're lacking the interest to watch the entire video. You have already mentioned the title of the video and the thumbnail of it. So kindly avoid the promo.

  27. Alfi Singh says:

    Amazing insight !! 🙏

  28. Shatkala Nathan says:


  29. Human Health says:

    Ofcourse yes.

  30. inner smile says:

    Satguru is unique

  31. Amal says:

    Sadhguru is the revolution we needed 😍

  32. Maheshwar says:

    That's why our culture has taught us to respect ancestors but due to some ill thinking we are losing it …

  33. Sylvie Lopez says:

    Tank you very much Sadhguru, great messages, conscience depending your freedom, but t' is last decades freedom was just materialism, but now is very important to have knowledge that is the first , helped to each other en make a school for everyone with a good food, India always was transforming , en I'm shire the young generation will become more conscientious about now en after for many generations, tank you very much Sadhguru to bee with this great generations, in French , j'ai bien aimé l'histoire du cobra thaï Is true a beautiful story tank you very much Sadhguru

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  35. Todd Fabyanic says:

    Sadhguru looking like he chillin in Central Park.. lookin fresh playa.. rock on

  36. Ashutosh Bhatt says:

    As science will increase the authenticity and beauty of varn vyavatha will be restored.

  37. Kuch Panktiya Jindagi Ki says:

    Good evening Sadhguru

  38. Venkat Ramana Koduri says:


  39. geekhacks says:

    He is talking about the beauty & power of the so called India's Caste System in a cryptic language. Which a "Colonially enslaved Nehruvian mindset" will never be able to decrypt 😏

  40. zatru zatru says:


  41. wisdom of words says:

    Society is just a group of people who were taught what life is by other people. Truth is life is asking different questions of us and it is requiring different answers from us.

  42. BLUE WATER PINES says:

    Thank you as this is a very very vital topic. IN Boston, there were a certain group who were referred to as Boston Brahmins and they were so tightly ensconced within their social structure that they were completely unable to assimilate or relate to even a simple outside cultural action which was not their norm or pattern. The question being, as English colonists, why would they use this as a form or way of recognition, when Brahmin is referring to the caste in India? To me there is no similarity between the two groups. So adopting this label was interesting. Unfortunately on the west this still occurs and mostly not in a healthy nor beneficial manner. Thank you Our Sadhguru. 🙏🏽🌊⛵

  43. Raven Stillwaters says:

    Love the music feels like home. Teacher I like your new look. Wise words.

  44. T J says:

    So, a few sophisticated people engaged in a spiritual process can rise above samskara whereas the crowd can’t do it.

  45. Godwin Gecko says:

    I rise above your samskara. Your forced attitude of dismissing samskara so easily and quickly and therefore reacting conflict will create suffering. So much suffering.

  46. Rafi Charkasian says:

    I'll be very honest here: the first thing that drew me to sadhguru was his willingness to tread "thorny" topics such as this, knowing that people aren't fully ready for it quite yet but trickling it out of hopeful compassion anyway 🙏🏻
    Thank you for not giving up on us and may we rise to the occasion

  47. Shakeh Davidian says:

    The innate programming of the mind, "the ancestral mind", forms the discriminative (discerning) faculty of our mind based on preferences (or not-preferences) carried through our astral genetic makeup. The way we are arranged within our physical existence, inherently thrives to rearrange it self in accordance with sacred geometric coordinates (shapes and sounds) . The tendency to harness the best of our samskaras is is a natural yet unconscious urge, only possible if acted (karma) and perform unison (yoga) with conscious awareness. Then and maybe only then, we can claim spiritual attainment and liberation (from Maja) at its best. ….OM…. Shanti

  48. Massi Murr says:

    The great Sadhguru always said that his videos should never become entertainment . Lately who is in charge of his videos is doing everything possible to transform his speeches into entertainment, thinking probably that his words in order to be better appreciated need constantly a background of (disturbing) music. What a lack of trust in the power of his message!

  49. Army Kumar says:

    Keep your wealth, Power aside and enter into a new society as a common man, you will get to know how cruel it is..

  50. Subham Das says:

    Good morning 🙏🏼

  51. AIO Channel says:

    Super ,namastey

  52. Luiz Eduardo says:

    Thank you

  53. shivam rana says:

    everything of this culture is gone bad… Mr sadguru

  54. Aniket Shirke says:

    Yes ,true guruji

  55. Maureen Harvey says:

    No wonder you are a guru, wise words from a wise man. Thanks

  56. s g says:

    Woooowww this is amazing

  57. S¡on says:

    I'm a 19 year old boy. I want to undergo the inner engineering phenomenon at my place. What can I do? Is it suitable for me?

  58. Sathish Neelakandan says:

    FYI, he's talking about same caste marriages.

  59. Pratik Kumar says:

    Varna system seems like Communism in that both try to forcefully organize society and end up in disaster.

  60. S Suthakar says:

    thank you for the great message

  61. SinghDharmendar says:

    You can get all his stories from elders anywhere in India and rest on google. Charging $500+ for re-engineering and calling himself mystic. Mystics don’t charge, knowledge should be shared free. Another Rajneesh in making , a cult for sure.

  62. Maulau Craw says:

    guruji,will i once again rise?

  63. Black Box says:

    I would like to see Sadhguru talking about Terrance McKenna and Alan watts

  64. Adrian Pereda says:

    Why do gypsies have to exist? Is it not unfair to be doomed to have a miserable life since the time you are born until you die?

  65. Petrhrabal says:

    I was away from here for couple of years and I see Sadhguru turned into a pimp! 😀

  66. Dr. David Paynter says:

    Each person is a self contained unit. They have there own perception of what life is.

  67. satz r says:

    Guys love sadguru's channel and edges of earth channel. Visit edges of earth channel too in for free time.

  68. Sneha Shastri says:

    Perfectly explained. It is with the dna and vibrations.

  69. Divine Ray says:

    My kuldev is Shree Chitragupta Bhagwan 🙏

  70. Roh Nage says:

    Fantastic and profound explanation Sadhguru. I used wonder why Kulatheivam and clan.

  71. Sara Khars says:


  72. Vedic Matters says:

    This is very true

  73. gitte hansen says:


  74. Jago Shogun says:

    Too bad Western society encroached their ways into the East.

  75. jackgoldman1 says:

    This speaks very badly of Jews who have made their collective karma very negative, resulting in their own self provoked holocaust. Sad.

  76. Zen Self says:

    Ask the Jews about German cultural karma

  77. David G. says:


  78. marmutGANAS says:

    And that Spiritual Process to go beyond communal samskara is not achieved in months, it is achieved in 10 – 20 years of diligent "work",

  79. Pramod S says:

    Namaskaram Sadhguru 🙏🙏 🙏

  80. The World of Chachundar says:

    For some reason I can't stay with one form of God for more then 3 days I keep on changing my Ishta devta

  81. Les blagues de Sadhguru Blagues des autres. says:

    Samskara of a society?
    So why am i here?
    Please explain It to me.

  82. Senthil Nathan Sundaram says:

    But wasn't Adhiyogi himself a person beyond all this samskara, pedigree, lineage etc. Those adjectives are for Brahma, not for Shiva who is supposed to be transendent to those qualities. Shouldn't an average human beings intent be towards such a state or dimension? Just my humble doubt & curiosity, this is not an insult or a contradictory statement.

  83. Prudence Seabe Machola says:

    His speeches are easily addictive and make a lot of sense. I smell change coming my way 😎

  84. GEETA AWASTHI says:

    Please don't use background music

  85. BTS_VelvEt_HearTbeaT & Light's says:

    Sadhguru I want liberation not next life

  86. Chirag says:

    So now I am on spiritual path, and I automatically don't like our caste that encourages to eat nonveg. Or it is very normal to eat fish , chicken, mutton and all these types of things.
    I am vegetarian since last 1.5 years and I belong to one of those families that eats 4_5 times nonveg every week.

    I always think about that how come I become so different than our caste's people (including my family members).
    Now after watching this video, I become aware of this thing.

    Thank you Sadhguru 🙏❤🕉

  87. tsurtew stnalpni says:

    My favorite part about mysticism is that I can entertain any ideas about life, death and the universe I want. Then just say, ah, either/any way is fine. 😊

  88. Beloved Belinda says:

    So enlightening…thanks Sadhguru 💜👌👍

  89. Anshi Sohamiटुब says:

    🙏 Sadhguru, how do you think about people who rape, where that Aatma(soul) comes into picture here😢

  90. Мария says:

    Thank you

  91. D. S. says:

    Regardless of how genetics and society influence a human being through Samskara; the administration and devotees of the Swaminarayan temple (who do not proselytize) welcomed me and gave me my spiritual home after over thirty years of searching. Most importantly, they enhanced my love of God immeasurably though their love and divine satsang. Our ancestors and society can doubtlessly influence us, but with God anything is possible. Your videos are wonder Sadhguru. I love them all so much. Jai Swaminarayan.

  92. jasch asher says:

    Sadhguru do you suggest any process that one should do when he visits kul devi.? They have been established 100 years ago and process that should be done might get distorted.

  93. Manan Gaur says:

    Sadhguru: Ask me the most people question that you can think. Question on which your life depends upon.
    Followers: Is it fine to pick boogers?
    Sadhguru: (Am I joke to you) See… Let me explain it to you…

  94. Third Eye says:

    KARMA …. Your Life is Just a continuous creation of your own action , only unconscious ! Until you rise above it , through spiritual Process, to make it Conscious Karma, and eventually to attain Mukthi !

  95. nik m says:

    Ur likes dislikes inner flow/prakrti/nature towards some things activities accordingly to them -our vedic classification was created Brahmin Kshatriya vaishya kshudra ..r all classification as per d minds and der habitual natural inclination so der life can be happy smooth & effective.!

  96. lucky music says:

    I don't know my kuladevata what should I do

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