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Inner Engineering

A Yogi's Guide to Joy
Narrated by: Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
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Summary

Achieve absolute well-being with the classical science of yoga

The practice of what is commonly known as hatha yoga is but one of eight branches of the body of knowledge that is yoga. Yoga is a sophisticated system of self-empowerment that is capable of harnessing and activating inner energies in such a way that your body and mind function at their optimal capacity. It is a means to create inner situations exactly the way you want them, turning you into the architect of your own joy. A yogi lives life in this expansive state, and in this transformative book Sadhguru tells the story of his own awakening from a boy with an unusual affinity for the natural world to a young daredevil who crossed the Indian continent on his motorcycle. He relates the moment of his enlightenment on a mountaintop in southern India, where time stood still and he emerged radically changed.

Teachings and tools for a life of joy

As Sadhguru explains, the term guru means, "Dispeller of darkness, someone who opens the door for you. As a guru, I have no doctrine to teach, no philosophy to impart, no belief to propagate. And that is because the only solution for all the ills that plague humanity is self-transformation. Self-transformation means that nothing of the old remains. It is a dimensional shift in the way you perceive and experience life." The wisdom distilled in this accessible, profound, and engaging audiobook offers you time-tested tools that are fresh, alive, and radiantly new. Inner Engineering presents a revolutionary way of thinking about our humanity and the opportunity to achieve nothing less than a life of joy.

©2016 Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev (P)2018 Sounds True

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  • Mr
  • Stockport, United Kingdom
  • 18-09-18

love this guy

Whilst some of the concepts in the book are difficult to follow particularly when listening to audio,Sadhguru is an inspiration.He describes himself as contemporary and I would describe him as relevant.He makes spirituality fun against the dull backdrop of other dogmatic religions.

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I was glad to finish it.

The book gave me thoughts from another culture and religion that were interesting but difficult to understand. Some useful practical advice for those who wish to explore yoga further.

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  • KW
  • 04-07-18

A brilliant guide to the Yogic system

I've watched many of Sadhguru's videos on Youtube but this audiobook is on another level. There's infinite wisdom in his words and the way he explains certain concepts made me really 'get' some of these ideas and provided a much deeper understanding of what spirituality is (and is not).

For anyone already on this path or even just curious about spirituality/yoga, this is a must listen. Perfect for beginners or even more advanced practitioners. I'm on my second listen, it's one of those audiobooks that will never get old because there's so many 'aha' moments.

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Wow - Fantastic

This Book in my eyes is a 5 Star, but due to its repetition in several places, I have given it a 4 star.
All in all this book is a fundamental and informative piece of technology for those who are thirsty for spiritual knowledge and awareness.

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A truly beautiful book.

This book is filled with wisdom, laughter and moments that can unlock powerful realisations.
Listening to this has been a truly joyful experience.

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Authentic, a vivid listening experience.

I enjoyed listening to this audiobook,and would recommend as an listening experience that is very vivid and expansive in its content. All the more authentic because it is narrated by the author who draws upon his own visceral experiences!
I will be having another listen to this at some point.

The Path is Joy, Joy is The Path..............

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My guru, Sadhguru!

What a great honour to listen to Sadhguru's book read by himself. He is so witty and he speaks with so much depth and calm. The chanting is a real plus! I highly recommend this book if you are seeking spiritual guidance from the best. Thank you!

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really got to give this audio book time.

picked up so many things that I have used to changed my life for the better.

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One of my favourites.

A joy to listen to. An inspirational book full of mystical knowledge and insights. Highly recommended.

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Very inner experience

A blissful experience indeed.I will read it many times to grasp the contents.one of the best listen.

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  • VR
  • 22-04-18

A doorway to incredible adventure & self-discovery

What did you love best about Inner Engineering?

This audio book has become a companion and roadmap for me. It's opened up doors to new possibilities and enhanced my capabilities in a way I would not have imagined; offering a way out from the confines of conclusions, a chance to re-look at everything around us to the very air we breathe; showing that the outer workings are no different from the workings within, it is a doorway to incredible adventure and self-discovery that requires nothing from the external.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Inner Engineering?

Every chapter has something invaluable that you can take away from and use right there.

Have you listened to any of Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes I have. Sadhguru is one of the most poignant speakers I've ever heard on any given topic; the kind of clarity, wit, humor, precision and resonating truth with which he answers any question thrown at him is remarkable and catches my attention every time. When it came to hearing this audio book, it wasn't in the usual way I hear Sadhguru on youtube, because everywhere captured in every video, he is rapid fire on the spot and here, he too was reading the book for the sake of making an audio book. After a chapter or so, I was immediately accustomed to his reading style, tone and tempo and was hooked.

What did you learn from Inner Engineering that you would use in your daily life?

One needs to go about this book on their own in order for it to become live and transformational. There is something to take away at the end of each chapter and 'sadhana' offered that I have already incorporated.

Any additional comments?

After what I've experienced and the journey it has led me on, this is like one of those once in a life possibilities or doorways, if you somehow walk through it, you could look back and say it was so simple, but it's so simple you could miss it too. One must walk through it and make the journey. It's an adventure inward and every moment once embarked is of great story and suspense. Happy Journey's to one and all. May it lead you to the source.

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  • heath l wood
  • 19-03-18

Listen Carefully

You cannot imagine the blessing that awaits you once Sadhguru has entered your life. He is a True Living Master. An Authentic Guru. This book is an introductory masterpiece beneficial for both experienced and novice seekers. Blessings to you

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  • TRANG
  • 05-02-18

A must read book

love it. a must read for all human being. mind opening, knowledge challenging and personal growing

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  • Joe
  • 02-02-18

A Profound Exploration of Life!!!

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Sadhguru is a yogi and mystic with a deep understanding and realization of the nature of creation. His insightful perspective challenges us to look at life in ways that break through our conditioned views, while offering a scientific approach and technology for transforming ourselves into our highest possibility.

I am an engineer by profession and when I first heard the term "Inner Engineering" I thought it sounded like a stretch to apply the term "engineering" to aspects of life that are internal, experiential and subjective... but I was a mistaken. My initial perspective was coming from a limited understanding and ignorance of the profound depth of the ancient science that was being explored and offered by Sadhguru.

In this book Sadhguru begins by sharing his story of deep experiential realization of life, and how that experience has transformed him and everything he has done ever since. Utilizing all aspects of who we are (body, mind, emotion and energy) and their direct connection, he offers technology and methods to develop and transform ourselves into our highest possibilities.

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  • Pranitha
  • 28-04-18

The best book for people who wants to be spiritual

Narration by Sadhguru was the best part of the audible. I read this book multiple times but listening through Sadhguru was the best.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 18-07-18

insightful book.

if u like sadhguru you will like this book. Check him out on YouTube, well worth the time. honestly I went and got the physical copy it's not a book u need to read cover to cover the last half is more a group of advice and tips, that I thought would be more accessible in book format.

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  • vikram kaledhonkar
  • 10-02-19

Too many stories and not much practical use

I was hoping the book would provide more techniques or practices that one can do and provide guidance on what to to expect after you implement those practices. But I was disappointed, the book does provide some high level theory and couple for techniques but nothing concrete..too much vapor.

Listening as an audiobook was great though, Sadhguru’s style of taking keeps you engaged.

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  • Vinny
  • 15-05-19

A Life-changing Book

The Sadhana section is amazing. Very practical and beneficial. Lots of great information. A deeper understanding about who we are and what we can do to enjoy life to the fullest.

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  • Cody Miller
  • 23-06-19

Solid wisdom, perhaps incomplete

As someone who is new to Eastern thought, I felt this book could have explained more. At the same time, the information presented seems solid. At times the author was hard to understand due to his accent but after a bit, you get used to it.

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  • lanette Oliver
  • 22-05-19

Profound Read

Everything about this book will make you realize the need to dive deeper into who you think you are.

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