Friday, August 27, 2010

HUGE SATHSANG

Namaskaram to all Volunteers,

Its time to meet our guru near to your city.Yes sadhguru is planed to meet public directly.ISHA FOUNDATION is organized its open Sathsang in the presence of master at 20 different places in tamilnadu( including pondi also). Sadhguru also ready to answer public question.This sathsang is open to all.No entry fee. So please come with your family(especially how oppose Isha Foundation).This sathsang start at madurai with huge sapling(trees sponsor by M.K.Alagiri) and ended in Chennai with huge sapling. Come and desolve with the grace of Sadhguru...

SEPTEMBER 26 - MADURAI

OCTOBER 1 - DINDIGUL

OCTOBER 2 - TRICHY


OCTOBER 23 - TANJAVUR

OCTOBER 24 - CHIDAMBARAM

OCTOBER 30 - POLLACHI


OCTOBER 31 - COIMBATORE


NOVEMBER 26 - VELUR

NOVEMBER 27 - THIRUVANNAMALAI

NOVEMBER 28 - PONDICHERRY

DECEMBER 11 - ERODE

DECEMBER 12 - SALEM

DECEMBER 24 - TUTICORIN

DECEMBER 25 - RAJAPALAYAM

DECEMBER 26 - NAGARCOIL

JANUARY 2 - CHENNAI

Monday, May 31, 2010

Anaadhi

“No End to Beginninglessness”

[ Anaadhi Sathsang with Sadhguru at the iii, USA]



246 meditators, supported by 17 volunteers, gathered at the Isha Institute of Inner Sciences (iii) between 20 and 21 March for a Sathsang with Sadhguru as part of the application process to attend the Anaadhi program. This 90-day residential program is to be held at the iii from 3 May to 31 July 2010. It is an once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for Isha meditators in the USA to truly transform themselves in the lap of the Master.

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There was a decidedly different tenor to this event than other programs, as people weighed the gravity of this 90-day commitment for themselves; for their family, friends, colleagues, and for Sadhguru himself. This was a filtering process and a time for all to consider their personal situations, their family and financial responsibilities, before stepping into this. Participating would come at a great cost and everyone recognized that this would change their lives, but what motivated them to want this, and were they ready for it? Sadhguru asked everyone present to consider why they were there and what they hoped would happen during and after the completion of the 90-day program. This deep, inner looking resulted in almost as many responses as there were people present, with some admitting that they could find no “reasonable” answer. In the presence of a Master, one must face his own truth, and while this weekend was billed as an interview, it was really a “view inward,” a time for the stark truth of making this commitment. With clarity and firmness, Sadhguru helped those present identify the resistance in themselves and encouraged them to acknowledge the responsibilities that needed to be addressed before they could commit to Anaadhi.

Sadhguru related that the first 90-day program in India initially was taken up as part of the development of the Dhyanalinga, but that the experience became something other than they could have planned for. He explained that the Sanskrit word anaadhi means “beginningless.” Hence, what was being offered naturally is also endless, because something that does not have a beginning also cannot have an end. Once this spiritual process is on, there is just no stopping it.

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Alongside with Anaadhi, Sadhguru is offering three-week Sadhana (spiritual practices towards inner growth) for Isha meditators in the US who are not able to come for the three months, so that they are still able to make use of the opportunity for their growth and wellbeing.



After being through some incredible sights, smells and tastes of West Asia, here I am at the 3 “i”s – Isha Institute of Inner Sciences. Some hard-core spiritual situation here. We are at Anaadhi (THE BEGINNINGLESS), a 90-day retreat for hard-core seekers. Anaadhi is about introducing people to a completely different level of sadhana and exploration. After sifting through close to 500 applications, we arrived at a little over 200 participants.

This is quite a stretch both physically and mentally. Above all, it demands extreme discipline. This type of sadhana and exploration probably has never happened in this part of the world till now – at least not to my knowledge. It is great to see American meditators gearing up to go through this; each one of them I am sure had to sacrifice something they value to be here. The hope is to build spiritually profound people with great strength, character, commitment and above all clarity. As a part of this, we are also having a 10-day Samyama program for 400 participants – served by a little over 25 volunteers. It is very touching to see how things are being done.

It is their fortune that the Buddha Pournima happens to be during Samyama – that full moon day when Gautama attained became the basis of a spiritual wave that has left an indelible mark upon humanity.

Love and Blessings

Sadhguru

Monday, March 1, 2010

Linga Bhairavi Photos
















Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Linga Bhairavi

LINGA BHAIRAVI--Witness the birth of a goddess




The Linga Bhairavi – representing the Feminine Divine – will be created as a balancing counterpart to the Dhyanalinga. The deity will represent the nurturing and creative aspects of the universe, and is an expression of the absolute woman – whimsical and compassionate at once.

While the Dhyanalinga is mainly geared towards the spiritual dimension of life, the Linga Bhairavi will have her focus on enhancing the physicality, i.e. material well-being and health.

The Linga Bhairavi Temple in the form of an equilateral triangle will be located at the Southwest corner of the Dhyanalinga Yogic Temple Complex.


SADHGURU : ABOUT LINGA BHAIRAVI:


She is yet to be born. Giving birth to somebody or something which is far bigger than yourself is a tremendously beautiful experience. Because of a variety of disturbances from outside, her gestation period unfortunately has been stretched beyond what we thought it will take but hopefully we will deliver her sometime 2009.


Linga Bhairavi will be a very new form. A linga typ

ically represents the masculine, but she is a Linga Bhairavi. Bhairav-I means it is feminine. She will be of different nature. She will respond to a particular kind of appeal. If someone knows how to do the necessary appeal, she will respond to them in a big way. So you will have a kind of super technology with which you can get anything you want done - that is the whole idea of Devi worship. There is a huge culture of Devi worship here in India. But not only in India - in Arabia, Europe, and large parts of Africa, everywhere g

oddess worship was the most prominent thing till t

he monotheistic religion came up. All the crusade

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and inquisitions were mainly against people who were goddess worshipper. They tried to completely banish the goddess from the planet, but in India she lived and she continues to live. Everywhere else, wherever the monostheistic religions dominated, they completely erased the worship of the feminine.




One crucial point they held against these Devi or goddess worship groups was, they said they were doing devil's work because they were doing things that other people could not grasp or understand. They could do things that others would not have means to do - that means they were into occult practices. Because they could perform occult practices, they were branded has devil worshippers and put to death, or their plac

es of worship were burnt. Systematically, over centuries, goddess worship was completely erased.

Here in India, it is still a very strong culture, but today, even here it has become like this that people conduct Devi worship in a clandestine way.

People have become educated - anything that does not appeal to their reason, they want to destroy. Because of this, most of the Devi temples conduct the core of their worship in a very clandestine way. , not known to the outside world

. Not everybody, just a small group of people is involved in this, because unfortunately, society has become very male dominated.

When I say male dominated, I do not mean m

an is dominating. I mean the male mind is domina

ting. Woman also has become like a man today. That is the most unfortunate thing. Women think they are becoming free by becoming like men. This is the most horrible slavery, that a woman has to become like a man. Once the masculine mind dominates the world, anything that does not appeal to the reason will be destroyed; which is happening worldwide. Here in India also this is happening, but you cannot kill the Devi worship totally because it is too deep-rooted. There are still some hardcore people like me. People have still kept the feminine alive in them - there are many of them. But I think worship of the feminine being mainstream is over in the world. It will always be somewhere clandestine. That is one of the reasons Linga Bhairavi will take a corner. She is taking a corner, but she got a triangular temple because of that. The Linga Bhairavi temple is going to be in the southwestern corner of the Dhayanalinga complex. Linga Bhaira

vi will be a very fierce feminine force.


The Dhayanalinga is a very powerful energy form but he is made in such a way that he has no need to defend himself, so he does not defend himself. One form of Shiva is Bhole, that means he is simple minded; because he just gives to everybody

irrespective of who they are; how they will use him, misuse him - he doesn't care. That's how he is. Because of this nature, people would want to use it. For anybody who is practicing the occult, the Dhyanalinga is like a goldmine because occult practitioners have a certain type of sadhana through which they know how to make use of energy b

ut they do not know how to create it. This is why the occult has always involved sacrifice - they know how to use the energy but they do not know how to create it. So they destroy one life to use it the way they want it - that has always been their way. It would be boon for anybody who is into serious practice of occult to be in the presence of Dhayanalinga and do certain sadhana, and to use the energies for occult practices; but we would not like to encourage that.


In this generation, it will not happen, but in future it is possible that people who want to do occult practices and use these energies in so many different ways would want to take over the place; and they will be capable. They will be too diabolically calculative and they are very powerful manipulators; they could just take over the whole space to use for a completely different purpose. When you create such a big energy source, naturally they will be drawn towards it, and you cannot keep them out, because not all occult i

s necessarily negative. The occult can be a positive force. It all depends on who is using it and for what purpose.


So we want to create Linga Bhairavi as a space which will be open for the occult. We will open up that possibility. This may cause a certain amount o

f misunderstanding and disturbance in people around right now, but that does not matter. I have gotten used to live with misunderstanding, and misunderstanding will always be there. These are sciences; these are things that very few people in the world can do. So, we will establish this space when I am still around. These are things which will live for a very longtime, and these are things which people will cherish. This is not only for the occult. For people who are only seeking physical health and material wellbeing, Linga Bhairavi could be far more responsive. I o

nly hope the Linga Bhairavi temple will not be

come more crowded than the Dhyanalinga. That should not happen.

Still, for majority of the people, their immediate wellbeing is the most important thing. If we make their immediate wellbeing effortless, if they can achieve their material needs so much more easily, I am hoping - you know I am a hopeless optimist - that if they have more time in their hands, they

will dedicate it to their spiritual search and wellbeing. I fear Linga Bhairavi may become more popular with people than the Dhayanlinga, but she also has a spiritual dime

nsion. She could be one more conduit. On the northern end of the outer parikrama, we created the Theerthakund as a conduit for people to experience the Dhyanalinga. Similarly, on the southwest end, the Linga Bhairavi also will beco

me a conduit to enhance people's ability to experie

nce the Dhayanalinga.


So in one way, Linga Bhairavi is like a side attraction for people. People may find her more impactful than the Dhyanalinga itself because s

he will be very raw energy. The Dhayanlinga is subtle - it takes some amount of focus to feel it. But she will be so raw, nobody can miss it; very strong, raw power. In a way, she will be a kind of insurance for the Dhayanlinga on a long-term b

asis. If people want to do certain work, they can us

e Linga Bhairavi.

Why are we facilitating such things ? - Because I a

m not against anything in life; I am okay with everything. It is just that we have to counterbalance everything with something else. If we try to eradicate it, it will only grow. Right now, because of ecological pollution and other things that are happening, tomorrow, shall we pass a law to stop all the industry, buses and automobiles ? You think it is going to work ? We are saying, "Let's plant more tress." Actually, planting more trees is not a 100% solution; we are just delaying the process. If you take medicine that your doctor gives, you are not becoming immortal, you are only delaying death. That is how the whole life works.


You cannot eliminate those things from the world. They have been there for a very longtime. So, we are setting up a small corner where people can make use of this energy. And also for the devotees and meditators who come there, their life is not all spiritual. There are other aspects to their life. They have a family, they still have to struggle for their money, they have to fight for their professional wellbeing - there are so many things. For people, who are seeking physical and material wellbeing, these aspects are also available in the Dhyanalinga, but the Linga Bhairavi will cater to them a little better.


We do not want the Dhyanalinga to be a space to be used for any kind of personal pursuits, whatever they are. The Dhayanlinga, should be constantly kept as a spiritual space, not to be used for anything else. But people have other aspirations. It is not in me to decide and judge what somebody should be doing - it is upto them what they do. It is just that if they show an inclination, we are willing to help. If they do not have an inclination, they just want to enjoy the physicality of the world. I have no issue with that. It is up to them. Till they realise the limitation of what it is, let them go....

So, if you want health, wellbeing, prosperity - these kinds of things are very strong in the Linga Bhairavi energy. People who imbibe it can benefit from it that way. And she has a spiritual possibility also. Especially for those who are emotionally bound, the devotee kind of people, Linga Bhairavi will become a stronger attachment. It will give them a stronger sense of emotional connection than the Dhyanalinga because the Dhyanalinga doesn't really respond to your emotions. He only respond to your energy. He is just on all the time. That is the most wonderful way to do things but people have their limitations and inclination. So Linga Bhairavi can become a powerful force.

She will be fierce and powerful. What level of consecration to go for depends on many factors, especially the kind of support that will be there. When we did the Dhyanalinga conscration, we were doing this with time, space and certain kind of compulsions. There was very minimal support and a huge amount of resistance and struggle in the social situation around us. Now we have a much larger support base, both socially and otherwise. There are lots of suitable people around. If the situation allows, we would include a large group of people and make it happen. Otherwise, it could be done in stages, involving a small group and then a little larger group for peripheral work.

There is no question of ritualistic consecration. It is bound to be energy work. It will again be mercury-based linga. But will it be like the Dhyanalinga ? No. The kind of consecration we will do for Linga Bhairavi will need maintenance to keep it vibrant. She will not be like Goddess Kali - she will not ask for blood on daily basis. She will be consecrated in a different way. Because there is rasa - mercury is refered to as rasa - she will not need any outside help, but still she will need some maintenance. The Dhyanalinga does not need any maintenace. If for thousand years nobody enters the temple, after thousand years, it will still be the same. It will not drop even a notch. But if we consecrate Linga Bhairavi, it will not be like that. It can sustain itself for a certain period but after that it will dissipate.

There are many levels of consecration that can be done. One thing is consecrating the idol and making it powerful; that we will anyway do. Another is creating a form like this and letting it loose, so that people can seek it wherever they are. There are many forms like this, which at different times in history, people created and let loose, and even today people are making use of them. In India, there are many many examples - people call for a certain goddess and she actually appears for them. Most of these goddess were created in terrible forms. She appears to them in that form and things happen.


One example that is fairly well-known is Ramakrishna Paramhansa. Ramakrishna used to call Kali and she would come. He would actually feed her and she would eat. The plate would become empty. It was the real form, because these forms were created long ago. These are not just dolls that are created for the psychological wellbeing of a person. These are energy forms, which have been created and let loose. If you know how to bring them down, you can bring them down right here, like a live thing.


If we want to go for that level of consecration, it will involve a lot more. A new goddess will become alive. Making her alive in one form, here in the idol is one level of consecration. Making her truly alive, not in just this form, so that simply she is there, is something else. We could also establish a method that can be imparted to people, through which they can bring down that particular form into their lives. That will take a lot more. That is the kind of work I must be doing. I am in my elements only in that kind of work. We will make up our mind how exactly to create her, whether to make her mild or to make her wild. What kind of goddess do you want, mild and nice, or wild and wonderful ?

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev New Year Message

If u r deeply involved with the simplest
aspects of Life, U will see every aspect
of your Life as Spectacular .

--Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev




Friday, July 31, 2009

Clear Vision





Time to Create a Clear Vision:


If you feel the world around you – when I say the world, I mean the human part of the world around you – you will see your experience is a cacophony of voices, thoughts and emotions. These voices, thoughts and emotions are all an outpouring of confusions of many different levels and states. With a very distorted perception of the current reality, these voices, thoughts and emotions are formed and expressed. When man is in this level of confusion, when he is subjugated by the misconceptions or the wrong perception of reality around him, the noise that he creates around himself, the pain and suffering that he creates for himself and the people around him and to all other life forms around him is very unfortunate.

With all the conveniences and facilities we have because of science and technology individual man and humanity has still remained an absolute confusion, an absolute mess. All the noises that he is making in the form of his thoughts and emotions, if you look at it, if you really are little sensitive to feel people’s thoughts and emotions around you, you’ll see it is an absolute mess, it is an absolute confusion.

That is the reality that you see today. There is no clarity in him. Nor any will or vision. Most people in the world live their lives without even understanding what is it that they really want for themselves. Or even if they know what they want, they neither have the will nor the vision to create what they want in their lives. Most of the time just settling for whatever is easy, whatever they term as attainable, whatever is within their reach, they settle for anything if they feel it is easy.

If something is easily attainable, people go for it. Not really seeing whether they really need it in their lives or not. Not really seeing whether that is what they really want in their lives. It is easily attainable, that is the whole thing. And at any given moment in life if we go by the experience of our past or in other words if you trust your mind – trust your logical mind to decide what is possible, what is not possible, what is attainable, what is not attainable, then it will always tell you mediocre things as to what is possible.

We are always trying to create our life based on the current reality that exists around us at this moment. This moment whatever may be with us is not the point. Where we want to go tomorrow need not be connected to where we are right now. What we want as the highest in life, it need not have anything to do with our present situation. If we enslave our visions to current situations, then it is once again settling for what is attainable, what is easy, what you think is possible. It is not in terms of thinking what is possible or not possible. It is just in terms of seeing what is your vision, what is the highest that you can seek in your life.

If man has a vision of what he wishes to do with himself and the world around him, it is not beyond man’s capacity to create it. It may happen in this lifetime, it may take a couple of lifetimes but what we want will definitely come. For that person, for whom his vision of life is clear to him and he just seeks it every moment of his life, for him, the highest things will come and fall at his feet. It is only because man is a bundle of confusion, it is only because man is most of the time seeking what he doesn’t want – things that he really wants never come to him. This lack of vision and will in his life is fundamentally because of a distorted understanding of the world around us.

What you know as the highest, you just seek that. It doesn’t matter whether it is going to happen or not going to happen, simply living with the vision itself is very elevating, is itself very liberating, is itself a very joyous process for any person. Whether it is going to happen tomorrow or after hundred years is not the point. But you have a vision and you are not concerned about whether it is possible or not possible. You are not concerned whether it is easy or difficult, you are not concerned whether it is attainable or non-attainable, or in other words, you are not concerned about the result in the end. It is just that you have a vision and you give your life towards it. This is one of the easiest ways to attain the highest also. The whole Gita is just about this – to simply give yourself to what you want, not caring whether it is going to happen or not going to happen. It is a spiritual process by itself.

Vision is an important way of transcending limitations within and outside ourselves. If one wants to live here without any vision, without being burdened by visions, without being burdened by will, then that person should be absolutely innocent. Absolutely. Such a person can simply live here. He need not live with a vision. He does not need a vision. He does not have to have a will about anything, that is if he is absolutely egoless and childlike. And if it is not so, it is very important that man lives with a vision.

There have been many stories, many examples in the Indian culture. Certain sages and saints, once they willed, even gods had to come down and do things for them. There are many stories like this. Lord Shiva cannot help it if a man sits here with complete will and vision that he wants Shiva to come down. He has to come down – he has no choice about it. There are many stories like this. So all these things demonstrate to you that if what you want is very clear to you and if you are set on it, what seems to be impossible today, tomorrow becomes a normal part of your life. Without any fuss it falls at your feet. But at every moment logically if you question this and think in terms of “Is it attainable or not attainable”, then the confusion that you create in your mind, the confusions that you create in the world around you makes the world itself into a big confusion.

It is time to really create a vision within ourselves as to what is it that we really care for, not just for today. If you look deep enough your vision will be the universal vision. Really in terms of being a human being, what is the highest that you can seek and simply creating that vision. Whether everything else happens or doesn’t happen on the way is not the point. Whatever you have known as the highest – simply seeking that with undivided attention – that is a way of knowing life here and beyond. It is a simple way of knowing life here and beyond




Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Satsang with sadhguru

Experience shared by Sharmila[isha volunteer]:




I registered with 3 days Tamil Satsang 'The lap of the Master'. Whenever I am planning to go to Velliengiri, happiness that stuck in the mind and sing.

Earlier i didn't know the importance of the program. I just thought this is one of the satsang. But the teacher said it is the kind of program that will happen 1000 years one. Oh! i couldn't believe. I had the great opportunity in my life.

I never felt such type of happiness. Nothing is initiated me to being happy. It happened just like that. Without getting anything i could be happy. Without involve with anything i could be happy. Nobody with me still i am happy. I am asking this question with me. How? No answer. And i don't want the answer too.

I started my travel on Apr 16 at 11 O' clock from chennai to Pondicherry. There Isha center arranged bus to Coimbatore. As my mother, brother, aunty everybody moving to coimbatore i joined with them.

Once the bus started we prayed. I just brought jaggi into my mind. My mother written some beautiful poem against sadhguru and composed herself. It comes as a beautiful song. As my whole family is good singer we used to sing the song. She started to sang the song. And end of the song she couldn't sang. Tears that made her to stop. Everybody kept quit and we gone deeper into the silence.

Then my aunty ask me to sing a song. That is written by Marabin Mainthen Ma. Muthaiya.

When i went to BSP i got Gnaniyin sanithiyil Book. Once i returned just read the poem. And i don't know how it made me to sing. Within a minute it came as a beautiful song. Believe me i am not a musician. Here is the Lyrics for you.

Unai Kana vanthen kaelvikalodu
Sadhguru nadha nee bhathil kooru
Ponai thedi poruli thedi
Poorgal nadathugiren
ennai theda vazhi theriyamal
Kalam kadathukiren

Thannai Kadanthu Anbai
Unarthennai Adaivenna?
Iraiva innimel ithayam thelivena
Payanam kilambi pogum neram
Pathai Neelkirathey
Salanam sabalam thuyaram Palavum
Vazhiyil varukirathey

Summakkum Summaigal
Irraiki vaippena
Sugathai unarvena siva ne!
Enathu suyathai unarvena


How beautiful lyrics. Whatever we want to tell everything that this lyrics do.

And then my brother sang a song 'Pitchai Pathiram'. O!!! it is another heart melting song. As the bus was too hot we couldn't sleep. Then once we reached coimbatore that chillness made us to sleep.

We came to registration place. Earlier i thought how asharam going to manage 12000 people. No doubt, They can do even it is Triple. The registration place told everything how they have arranged the thing properly.

Only place in the world that teaches Humanity, Spirituality, Yoga, Punctuality, Planning, Silence, Love, Life .....everything. This is the place where you can learn what is joy without anything.

Then we took nice bath, morning meditation, nice Sambar rice. Went to Dyanalinga the divine place.

They have announced satsang will be started at 5.30PM. Temperature was too high. As people wanted to see Sadhguru very close they stand in the queue before 3PM. God! We stayed just opposite to the Home school Playground where the satsang happening. Queue crossed the spanda Hall. So i don't to stand in the queue. I know we feel the vibration wherever we are sitting. Even we no need to see him.

He came!!!!!

you know all, how the feeling. Sadhguru said he knows only 33 tamil words. Even if we know lakhs word that couldn't help us to describe the feeling towards the Guru.

Isha Troop played nice song. We clapped, smiled but the eyes do the tearing work.

And he started the powerful meditation. I felt that i was in 'Silence' Class. Such a powerful meditation.

I just went deeper into the meditation. My sister-in-law asked me 'you have family in chennai, do you remember'. I said ' Now i am with Sadhguru. i don't remember anything' and i said 'The Earth revolve without me, like that my family too'

You can experience the thing when you be there 100% is it.

Next day morning 5.30Am we started Shambhavi and 6AM sadhguru came. What a man he is. How he Knows these much jokes. Too much sense of Humor.

Evening crowd started to stand in the queue before 2PM.

My friend said everybody want to see him near. Why sadhguru allow them to see by passing him in a queue.

I said that wouldn't be nice. That is usual procedure of other people. I don't like that too.

Then Sadhguru came. Started mediation. All the sudden he came down from the stage. And started to walk around the people by stretch out his hand and distributing the vibration. My friend got her answer. Not her answer more than that.

But the sad thing is while he walking around somebody tried to touch his foot. He slipped and fall. God!! i couldn't bear. He ready give his soul to us. But we are doing? Atleast good receiving. My heart was heavy and i cried for an hour. Still the feeling stuck into my mind.

In Ashram every poster is telling the expenditure around 64,000,00. But donation in 2 days is only 10,000,00. Third day morning Sadhguru didn't come. One Samiji Talked. Not talked he cried. He said we have only our hand to give sadhguru we don't have even a single money.

One lady stood and asked her husband permission and gave her Tali chain Immediately. Everybody started to surrender their gold. Included my mom and aunty.

So i just understood their feelings towards Sadhguru. Great people. Great Heart.

Final day Sadhguru came meditation, joke etc. Cultural for an hour. We all dance together. Even a 60 years Grandma also danced.

I enjoyed each and every moment. I never forget these 3 days. Whole joy and only joy nothing else.


Be happy. Live Happy
Namaskaram

courtesy:
http://sadhguru-jaggi.blogspot.com
http://ishafoundation.com

isha contact details:

Isha Foundation
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Saturday, June 20, 2009

Kotagiri Anandha Alai Sathsang with Sadhguru

And the Clouds Parted...


In Kotagiri, one of the picturesque hill stations of the Nilgiri Hills, volunteers arranged to give the best reception for the Anandha Alai Sathsang with Sadhguru, for which more than 2000 were expected to assemble. Two days of incessant rain failed to dampen spirits as, beneath an overcast sky, ebullient volunteers bustled to prepare the venue. The welcome committee was formed of about 80 volunteers in traditional Badaga1 attire.

Coincidentally, guru poojas were underway, at the Sadhguru Sri Brahma ashrams in the nearby villages of Naduvatti and Yedapalli. Meditators and residents of Isha Yoga Center, on way to the Sathsang, stopped by and the rain and hail evoked joyful dancing.
While dark thunderclouds hung over the whole area, just above Kotagiri where the Sathsang with Sadhguru was about to take place, the sky was blue. The villagers who for the past 88 years have kept the tradition alive to honor Sadhguru Shri Brahma on this particular day with their very own Guru Pooja, saw this extraordinary phenomenon as Sadhguru’s way of blessing the occasion.
The sun above Kotagiri joined hands with the volunteers and meditators in welcoming Sadhguru. After a half hour live concert by the Sounds of Isha, the participants did their Shambhavi practice. Soon, Sadhguru was in their midst, on the dais. Volunteers honored him in the Badaga way, offering flowers, and dignitaries of the town welcomed him with the traditional Kalasam ritual.

In the reverberating atmosphere, Sadhguru spoke about creating the wave of bliss (Anandha Alai); stating that, generally, “joy is treated as abnormal and misery is normal.” To quote: “Somebody who hurts himself, won’t he hurt another person also?” and “If you have not experienced tears of bliss, you life has not started.”
Sadhguru said, “You cannot determine the circumstances you live in; but, you can decide how to be in any circumstance that you are in.” He further emphasized that pleasantness or blissfulness is not a teaching but the yearning of every life and that the meditators had been empowered for this purpose with the Shambhavi Maha Mudra.

Sadhguru elaborated on the uniqueness of Indian culture, how spirituality was different from communism, peace, social realities and how an individual can use every situation to grow, within. He said: “So what if God is loving? If we are loving, it is nice for us.”
Somehow, whatever he spoke, you could almost hear the voices: “Isn't that true? Why didn't I think of this earlier?” Asked about the Sadhguru Sannidhis, he explained the science behind these sacred spaces which can be established in Isha meditator’s homes. Each house should be as an ashram and yoga should happen as a way of life. The ashram, he explained, is a place where every circumstance is used for inner growth. “If so, every situation will be like a prasadam.”
The Sathsang ended in a fervor of music and dance that vibrated and resonated across and around long after the Master departed. The currents and undercurrents of bliss were palpably alive and deeply moving.

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