Inner Engineering: A Yogis Guide To Joy

Written By Adam Drake

4 min read

Sadhguru - Inner Engineering: A Yogis Guide To Joy

Sadhguru states that 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.”

In a nutshell description

In his book Inner Engineering Sadhguru speaks about his own life and his own awakening on a mountaintop in South India. He then goes on to explain about the system of Yoga (not just the physical aspect you see in most gyms these days) and how it can help shine a light on the path to spiritual growth.

His book is all about turning inwards and working on whats inside instead of focusing on the outside world and blaming all your problems on everyone and everything else.

He also introduces the reader to the different dimensions of life beyond the physical and mental. He explains how there are different kinds of intelligences and different kinds of energies within our body and all around us. He introduces us to powerful tools and practises that the reader can utilise to help themselves along their own spiritual paths.

Sadhguru would like everyone to live a life of joy and this book is one way he is helping humanity achieve that.

Quotes to make you think

“The sign of intelligence is that you are constantly wondering. Idiots are always dead sure about every damn thing they are doing in their life.” ― Sadhguru

‘Yoga is not about being superhuman; it is about realizing that being human is super” - Sadhguru

Why I love this book

I first discovered Sadhguru on Youtube and many concepts he explained really made sense to me. He has a way of looking and explaining about certain aspects of life that is very refreshing for me. He manages to bring clarity to concepts that usually remain quite mysterious.

This book is a guide for looking at certain aspects of your life as well as providing some practical activities you can do. He explains about certain dimensions of life that are seldom talked about in the Western world and it really connected with me. Through reading this book I realised there were certain dimensions to this existence that you generally don’t notice until you start to pay attention. Very subtle things within your body that once you start to pay attention you begin to notice and you realise the complexity of the human system.

Sadhguru is a very good teacher on a very tricky subject and I really like his explanations and stories more than anything. This book is also something you can keep coming back to. You can open at any page and read some passage and so far I have always gained something from it.

Read this book if…

You would like to start turning inwards and learn more about the nature of yourself. Sadhguru has a way of explaining very abstract topics that brings clarity and a new perspective on how you look at the world. He also offers practical steps you can take that can help you on your spiritual path.

What others day about it

“Inner Engineering is a fascinating read of Sadhguru’s insights and his teachings. If you are ready, it is a tool to help awaken your own inner intelligence, the ultimate and supreme genius that mirrors the wisdom of the cosmos.” — Deepak Chopra

“Contrarian and consistent, ancient and contemporary, Inner Engineering is a loving invitation to live our best lives and a profound reassurance of why and how we can.” — Sir Ken Robinson,

Some good further reading/watching/listening

There are many videos of Sadhguru on Youtube so below I am recommending a couple of my personal favourites:

Also if this is of interest to you I highly recommend you check out Sadhguru’s Inner Engineering Online Course. It’s a deeper dive into the themes introduced in his book.

Where to get it

About the author

He founded the Isha Foundation is Southern India and it acts as a non-profit spiritual centre and has over 9 million volunteers. He speaks regularly around the work at high profile events and you can get a taste of his speaking on his Youtube channel. I highly recommend it!

Publication Date:

October 3, 2016

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