Inner Engineering

A Yogi's Guide to Joy
Narrated by: Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev
Length: 9 hrs and 3 mins
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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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  • 04-22-18

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.

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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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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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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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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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A must read book

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

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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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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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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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Brilliant ..

..and full of truth. Thoroughly enjoyed listening and received insight. Sad when it was finished.
Thank you very much! 🌹

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Source of inspiration to walk the spiritual path.

this book has a lot of substance to it. immense value it contains. read by the enlightened one, rare happening. so many questions answered, many myths debunked, said in a very understandable way. there is less room for interpretation. better than reading the book yourself. highly recommended :)

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  • Michael
  • 01-02-19

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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 05-23-18

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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  • KW
  • 07-04-18

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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  • joseph spiers
  • 01-21-19

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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  • Mr
  • 09-18-18

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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  • Michelle
  • 01-13-19

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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  • pmk
  • 01-30-20

Dissapointing Step back to the dark ages

I bought this based on Sadhguru's you tube clips, he seemed to have a lot of interesting insightful things to say. The book begins promisingly saying that you don't have to take anything on faith, this is doctrine free, experienced based etc. Yet within a couple of chapters we are wading through shite about a mute farm boy who can predict when it will rain, the 5 elements that the body is made up of, ayurvedic healers etc. There is no need for any of this: Michael Singer, Sam Harris, Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, Robert Wright have written books which enlighten without the fog of traditional nonsense. There is not even an attempt to appeal to the educated reader. To take one example: he says the blood has iron, iron is affected by magnets therefore if you sleep with your head to the north, the pull of the magnetic field causes disturbed sleep & strokes. He could say 'you can test this by taking blood from the toe and neck' or something but he doesn't. This is a leap of faith, the same type of self deception or assumption he (quite rightly) corrects other people on youtube for holding (reincarnation, particular afterlife etc.) A meditation adept and smart man whose insights lose impact due to his own contradictions and folly.

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  • Tyler Tahir
  • 06-15-18

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-03-18

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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  • splashman
  • 04-11-18

One of my favourites.

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

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  • Jonas
  • 04-02-18

Best book ever, indeed the most value for money

If you're not familiar with Sadhguru I recomend to watch him on YouTube if you are unsure to buy this book.
This book gives answers you have been seeking

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  • CELESTE
  • 01-09-20

Not for me

I was a little disappointed by this. It was recommended highly by many websites. But it’s not for me. I found there’s too much analogy, with not enough science or psychology back up. But mostly I found a lot of his stories judgemental. Had to read past it to get to his point. Most of the points he’s tried to use as my take aways.

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  • Sue
  • 07-17-19

Highly recommended read

Sadhguru is an inspirational leader and is profound in his thinking. Thank you! I will refer to this many more times

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-21-19

life changing!

This book probably saved my life . I was very depressed, suicidal and had lost all joy in my life and connections to family and friends. This book was able to help me back to the path of light and life and I will be forever grateful. this book could change your life , it changed mine.
thank you Sadhguru

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  • Anonymous User
  • 07-01-20

Loved this book.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, and will listen to it again. I loved that it was narrated by Sadhguru himself, The world needs more books like this.

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  • Olga Sandau
  • 06-25-20

every one in the world should listen to this book

This book should be the number 1 book in every School,
this is the real school for life!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-23-20

Great Respect

My background is multi-thiest, and my goal, the same as the author, in guiding people inward...which is what i was hoping to read - but alas, not covered here.
Every word and concept is understood, accepted and appreciated - by me, anyway, but for the skeptic, I was not able to pinpoint any transformative instruction to impart to Others apart from the types of Yoga, and what each of them are for...That's a big deal - right there.
You can then, find someone locally and learn it.
So, yes, the Author is highly experienced through experiential knowledge, well-spoken, and extrapolated the labels of spirituality we have come to misunderstand - to the enth degree of usefulness to our lives upon degrees of transformation of our inner Self. The door inward, and which directions they can lead is worth buying this book. It does take time and practice- so, i am not dissapointed at all. Perhaps, a sequel as to guided meditation- just so the reader can have support would ensure the reader CAN open the door inward.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-03-20

A must read book.

AN ONLY WAY OUT IS IN!!!!!
A much needed book to be read by every human being who wants to be a REAL human being. Namaskaram.

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  • lauren sieger
  • 04-20-20

There are no words

It’s a feeling. A deep sense of connection to the true experience of life pours out of Sadhgurus story. I am deeply thankful for the existence of this book! It reinforces all that seems natural and right for a human being to live joyfully and awakened. I have learnt that by honouring Mother Nature, the sun and the moon, and simply chewing your food correctly are some of the keys to consciousness! THANKYOU SADHGURU. You are changing lives.

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  • Heath
  • 04-07-20

Great listen

Excellent words, great listen for those on a spiritual path. Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Thanks