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CONTENTS

Kshetra Sanyasa

Soaked in a Space of Grace

4

Musings

No Disasters, Just Situations

Sadhguru on How to Face Life’s Challenges

7

Navaratri

Make Use of Nature’s Support

10

In Conversation with the Mystic

Democracy and Integrity

Sadhguru in Conversation with Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan – Part 3

12

Leela Series

The path of the playful – part XXXVI:

Dharma and Karma

The Difference between Liberating and Entangling Action

15

News & Happenings

Shambhavi Mahamudra with Sadhguru in Australia

16

Sadhguru in Malaysia and Singapore

17

Sadhguru Conducts Inner Engineering in Chennai

17

Sharing Experiences

My Journey to Kailash with Sadhguru

An Isha Meditator Shares His Experience

18

Upcoming Programs and Events

Isha Yoga – Program Highlights

20

Isha Recipes For Healthy Living This Month: Sweet Black Rice Gruel

21

Zen Speaks: Master of Thy Self

23

SADHGURU Kshetra Sanyasa Soaked in a Space of Grace Excerpted from Sadhguru’s talk on 3

SADHGURU

Kshetra Sanyasa

Soaked in a Space of Grace

Excerpted from Sadhguru’s talk on 3 Sep 2012 on occasion of his birthday

It has been 30 years since I realized the meaning and

purpose of who I am and what I could do. When

I look back, in my experience, 30 years ago seems

like day before yesterday because time has gone so rapidly. The first 12 years of my life, I barely spoke; all kinds of things were cooking in my head. From 12, yoga became a part of my life. I became more and more aware of the world around me, the way it is and the way it functions. And by the day, I became angrier and angrier.

If you are looking for justice, you will die of anger, believe me. There is no other way because there is no such thing in human societies – unless you believe what other people tell you. If you are able to see how people function, what they do – within the family, in the social structure, in the nation, in the world – you will only die of anger. So, I was raging

within myself. I was so angry with the way the world functions – how much deception, how much injustice, how many uncaring ways of functioning, how human beings treat each other, and how human beings treat every other creature on this planet. Fortunately, my anger finding expression limited itself to attending revolutionary meetings and sticking posters in the university. I did not go to the extent of picking up the gun.

If the coolness of enlightenment had not happened,

I would have died of anger. There was so much

rage in me. I did not display it in my daily life but I think my blood was not at normal temperature; every vein and artery in my body was burning because I saw discrimination, injustice, deception, just in everything. It took a certain dimension

of perception to look at the other aspect of life, not just at human beings but at the creation and the source of creation – how beautiful it is, how compassionate it is, how absolutely incredible it

is. If that dimension had not opened up for me, whatever expression my anger would have found,

I can assure you one thing – I would have been

efficient, and that would not have been good. That is why the spiritual process is so vital for our existence. Either you have to be insensitive or spiritual – otherwise, you will only be angry.

If you really look at the cosmic picture of existence,

the way human beings conduct themselves is nothing but one big joke. It takes a certain level of ignorance – or enlightenment – to manage life on this planet. If you are absolutely ignorant, it is

quite fine. If you are enlightened, it is fantastic. In between – I have been there – is not a good place to be. So, what does it take? The spiritual process has always been associated with renunciation – again one badly misunderstood word. People think to renounce means to give up everything. – No. You renounced your mother’s womb to become an infant; you renounced your infancy to become

a child; you renounced your childhood to become

a youth; you renounced youth to become middle-

aged; you renounce your middle age to become old-aged; you renounce old age to become a grave. [Laughter] You will do that anyway. If you do it

consciously, gracefully, it is renunciation – otherwise

it is entanglement. If constantly, something smaller

is falling away and something larger is becoming apparent to you, this is renunciation. Renunciation means you continuously give up petty things and move on to bigger things.

So sanyas… The word sanyas creates lots of negative reactions in the society today because sanyasis have set such a bad example. Not all of them – many of them have been fantastic – but many others chose sanyas as another way of livelihood. Because of that, people misunderstood sanyas. I have been mulling on this for a long time now. I know that any human being, if he remains in the right kind of space, can be transformed. Even a man like Angulimala 1 , who chopped off people’s fingers to count his achievements of murder and hung them in a garland around his neck – and

he had gathered hundreds – such a man turned around and became a sage. We know that today, many who are trapped in the prisons have turned into real sages in their own right. It has been an absolutely incredible journey to constantly see the kind of transformation in people in a matter of seven days or three days – teachers who are teaching Isha Yoga or Inner Engineering programs know what it means. In terms of doing something in the world, there is no better joy than that, the way people blossom right there in those few days.

So, I know 100% that whatever kind of people you bring, if you keep them in the right kind of atmosphere, the right kind of energy, the right kind of influence, they can be transformed into something absolutely incredible and beautiful. Particularly in the last one-and-half years, I have been thinking about how to bring sanyas forth to people on a larger scale. Right now, somebody first has to be a brahmachari for many years, and that is not going to happen to everybody – at least your wives, your husbands, and your life situations will not allow it.

Sanyas does not mean that you have to go away somewhere – sanyas means you are soaked in a constant longing to grow. If you grow, you are always discarding or renouncing something. Only those who are stagnant can live without renunciation; those who are growing always renounce something. If you do not renounce one thing, you will not have the next – this is the nature of life. So, an active sanyas where people can participate in different ways will open up in the next year or so. Wherever you may be, you can be a sanyasi. You may be married but you can still be a sanyasi because you have taken a vow never to be stagnant.

Every day, something new should happen in your life – this vow you must take. You must renounce something old and something new should happen to you. If not every moment, at least every day it must happen because if you do not soak yourself in a certain longing, grace will go missing in your life. If there is no longing in you, even if the most

1 According to Buddhist lore, a ruthless killer, who after encountering the Buddha, turned monk

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beautiful things are around you, they will not enter you.

To create an opportunity for people to be constantly in a space of grace, to be soaked with this energy, we will open up Kshetra Sanyasa, which means you take a vow never to leave the energy space. Three dimensions of Kshetra Sanyasa of different levels of intensity will be set up in the coming year. If you sensitize yourself by constantly being in the space, in the presence of a certain energy, you will see transformation is guaranteed.

a certain energy, you will see transformation is guaranteed. “Celebration is not frivolous partying – celebration
“Celebration is not frivolous partying – celebration means your life should become a party. Every
“Celebration is not frivolous partying –
celebration means your life should
become a party. Every day, something
new should happen to you.
Birthdays are milestones to tell us
that we are mortal. Whenever you
look at the watch, it is not time that
is ticking away, it is your life that is
ticking away. Today is a milestone
for everyone because today is not
going to come back tomorrow. Either
you move to bigger possibilities
in your life or you stagnate in a
state of comfort. There is comfort
in stagnation but there is death in
stagnation, and there is also comfort
in death. There is no comfort in
being 100% alive but there is ecstasy.
Ecstasy takes away your rest but
comfort takes away your aliveness –
it is your choice. But the moment
you sit in front of me, I assume that
you are not looking for comfort – you
are on for life. So, I assume that and if
you do too, it will be great.”

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No Disasters, Just Situations Sadhguru on How to Face Life’s Challenges The following is an

No Disasters, Just Situations

No Disasters, Just Situations Sadhguru on How to Face Life’s Challenges The following is an excerpt
No Disasters, Just Situations Sadhguru on How to Face Life’s Challenges The following is an excerpt

Sadhguru on How to Face Life’s Challenges

The following is an excerpt from a meditator sathsang with Sadhguru in Australia on 9 October 2011.

Questioner: Sadhguru, I had a big disaster in my life, several months ago. I lost my life savings – about half a million dollars – and it left me destitute. I almost thought that God had deserted me. I’d like to believe again in the Self and in the Divine. Could you help?

Sadhguru: Whatever I say, I am not trying to belittle your suffering, because in your experience, all that is real. But I want you to just look at your life carefully. When you were 10 or 12 years of age, were you happy?

Questioner: When I was 12, I was happy.

Sadhguru: When you were 12, did you have all these things that you recently lost?

Questioner: No.

Sadhguru: So you are capable of being happy without all this stuff. All this stuff is just frills of life.

Hundreds of thousands of people on this planet did not wake up to see this morning, so isn’t

it a fortune that you did? You are still alive –

isn’t this fantastic? You could be gone the next moment, but you are still alive, all four limbs are intact – what more? When you wake up in

the morning, don’t take this lightly – this is not

a simple thing. Tomorrow morning, when you

realize you are awake and you are alive, I want you to really celebrate that moment with a big smile, a laughter, or a scream if you want. Just understand the significance of this. You are alive – isn’t it phenomenal? When so many people did not make it through this night, you made it. What more? Just wake up with this awareness.

This is not a philosophy, this is a reality. Will you realize the value of life only when it is about to go away? Will that be the only time? Unfortunately, for most people on the planet, that is the only time. All their life, they complain. When they have to give up life, they cling to it. People who are constantly complaining about their life, if you point a gun to their head, they will cling; they will be terrified. Why? Shouldn’t they be extremely happy that all their troubles are going to go away in one shot?

What are you complaining about? You have not really looked at your life yet. You are just looking at all kinds of silly things around you – that is the problem. “Oh, that’s okay, Sadhguru – it’s easy for you to say this. But my money is gone. My partner died. My husband died. My wife died.” Yes, I know – I am not saying you should not value them. You must value them when you have them. The moment it is over, it is over. That is all it is.

When you have them, you complain, “All my miseries are because this man or this woman is like this.” If they fall dead, you also complain because you have nobody else to blame for your miseries anymore. If they are not there anymore and you are more miserable than when they were there, who is the problem? If you understand this, you will fix yourself.

There are only situations in life – there are no disasters. There are no great moments, there are no disasters, there is no suffering – there are only situations. When you know how to handle a situation, you think it is great. When you do not know how to handle a situation, you think it is horrid. These are all just things that you are doing – they are just situations.

Should new things happen to you or not? Do you want to die of excitement or boredom? – Please decide. The worst crime you can commit in your life is to die of boredom. My blessing to you is not that your dreams come true – my blessing is: Let

your life happen in a way that you could not even imagine. If only your dreams come true… What is your ability to dream? If you had ten dollars yesterday, you will dream of a million dollars and nothing else. Your dreams are just enlarged and exaggerated versions of what you have tasted. Is that all you want – the same rubbish in larger proportions? Something beyond your imagination should touch your life.

Unexpected things are happening to you. Every situation is an opportunity. Either you can use it for your wellbeing or you can make suffering out of it. Let me tell you an extreme example. Maybe I have told you this in some form earlier, but you must listen carefully now.

This happened in 1940 or 41. There was a Jewish family in Austria. One morning, soldiers just walked in and vandalized the house. The two children, a thirteen-year-old girl and an eight- year-old boy, were taken away in one direction; the parents and other adults were taken away in a different direction. The children were brought to a railway station. It was winter in Europe, cold. For three days, they were on the railway platform, waiting for a train to come. Children are children – the boys were kicking something around, playing soccer. Suddenly, the train came. Soldiers came with guns and said, “Everybody get in.” Everybody rushed into the cargo train.

When the train started moving and the doors were closed, the boy realized he had left his shoes on the platform. No shoes in winter could mean many things. When his sister realized that he did not have his shoes, she got so mad with him. Anyway the children did not know what was happening. All they knew was their parents had been taken away and they did not know where they themselves were being driven. “We are already in enough trouble and now you have to leave your shoes!” She held her brother by the ear, boxed his ears, and really scolded him. At the next station, the boys and girls were separated.

After the war ended in 1945, this girl, then a little over 17, came out of the camp and discovered that her whole family had evaporated, including this little boy. She never saw them again. When she realized that she was never going to see her brother again, what bothered her most was how she treated him when they were together for the last time, how she abused him. So she made a commitment to herself, “Whoever I meet in my life, suppose this happens to be the last time that

I see them, I should not have to look back in

regret.” Just this one simple thing transformed her life tremendously. In 2004 or ’05, she died. She lived such an inspired life. You meet people, right now we are here, and you do not know whether this is the last time we see each other. Since this could be the last time, we should not say or do anything that we will later regret.

It does not matter what life throws at you, what you make out of it is still yours. If you throw filth at a mango tree, it will make sweetness out of it. So if life throws filth at you, if you are alive to it, you can blossom into a fragrant flower. If you do agriculture or gardening, you will know filth

is good. Only if you have a very sanitized mind,

you think filth is bad. Believe me, filth is good. If

somebody throws filth into your house, you can make flowers out of it.

In yoga, we always use the symbol of a lotus flower – just for this reason. A lotus grows best wherever the slush is thick – the filthier it is, the better. It is the same filth which blossoms into a beautiful and fragrant flower. Have you seen these symbolic images of yogis sitting in lotus posture, sitting upon lotuses, or with lotus flowers blossoming out of their heads? This is to show you, a lot of filth was thrown at them and they made flowers out of it. Do not carry a load of filth on your head. Life has thrown enough filth at you – it is time you learn to cure it into manure.

Do not carry the experience of life as a wound. Let it become wisdom. This is a choice you have. Out of every experience of life, you can make a wound – or you can make wisdom out of it. The harder life has been upon you, the sooner you should become wise.

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Navaratri Make Use of Nature’s Support Excerpted from a darshan with Sadhguru on 8 October 2010
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Make Use of Nature’s Support

Excerpted from a darshan with Sadhguru on 8 October 2010 (Navaratri) at Isha Yoga Center

This is the first night of Navaratri. This night and the coming days and nights are dedicated to the feminine nature of the Divine. Durga, Laxmi, and Saraswati are symbols of three dimensions of the feminine. They also represent the three basic qualities of existence – tamas, rajas and satva. Tamas means inertia. Rajas means activity, passion. Satva, in a way, is the breaking of boundaries, dissolution, melting and merging. Among the three celestial objects with which the very making of our bodies is very deeply connected – the Earth, the Sun, and the Moon – Mother Earth is considered tamas. The Sun is rajas. The Moon is satva. Those who aspire for power, for immortality, for strength, will worship those forms of the feminine which are referred to as tamas, like Kali or Mother Earth. Those who aspire for wealth, for passion, for life and various other gifts that the material world has to offer, naturally aspire towards that form of the feminine which is referred to as Laxmi or the Sun. Those who aspire for knowledge, knowing, and transcending the limitations of the mortal body, will aspire for that aspect of the feminine which is referred to as satva – Saraswati is the representative of that – or the Moon.

Today is the day of Durga or Kali. Tomorrow is the day of Laxmi. The day after is the day of Saraswati. This is arranged in this way because after all, it is

from the Earth that we arise. And we could live an active life which is rajas – the second nature of Devi. The third nature of Devi may or may not come your way – if you want to bring her down into you, you will have to strive. Kali is on the ground. Laxmi is sitting on a flower. Saraswati is riding a peacock. So these are three dimensions of the Divine Feminine.

Linga Bhairavi has been consecrated with three basic chakras to represent these three dimensions of tamas, rajas and satva. Tamas is the nature of the Earth, and she is the one who gives birth. The gestation period that we spend in the womb is tamas; it is a state which is almost like hibernation but we are growing. So tamas is the nature of the Earth and of your birth. The moment you come out, you start activity – rajas begins. And if you are aware enough or fortunate enough, satva will touch you.

To approach these nine days, and every other aspect of life in a celebratory way is most important. If you approach everything in a celebratory way, you learn to be non-serious about life but absolutely involved. The problem with most human beings right now is if they think something is important, they will become dead serious about it. If they think it is not so important, they will become lax about it – they don’t show the necessary involvement. The secret of life is in seeing everything with a non-serious eye but absolutely involved, like a game.

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Now you are sitting on the earth; you must learn to simply be one with her. You are anyway a part of her. Only when she wishes, she throws you out;

when she wishes, she sucks you back in. So what was absolute inertia [earth] has become dynamic rajas

[a human being] and may transcend, or may again

go back to the same thing [inertia or earth]. Durga, Laxmi; Durga, Laxmi; Durga, Laxmi – Saraswati never happened. That means you are in the cycle, in the trap of life and death – transcendence is yet to come.

These two aspects of tamas or inertia and rajas or

activity will anyway happen. What is in a state of inertia will get into a state of activity, again fall back and become inertia for a certain period of time, and again get back into activity. This is happening to you as an individual, this is happening to the planet, this is happening to the galaxy, this is happening to the whole cosmos – it goes into a state of inertia and then becomes dynamic and again goes back into a state of inertia. But the important thing is, this one

[a human being] has the capability to break the

cycle and transcend.

These three dimensions of Devi are enshrined in the form of Linga Bhairavi. On these three days, you must draw upon these three dimensions of existence and sustenance for yourself because you need all these three. The first two are needed for your survival and well-being. The third is an aspiration to go beyond.

and well-being. The third is an aspiration to go beyond. Navaratri not only starts off with

Navaratri not only starts off with this fabulous symbolism, it is also true energy-wise. But not just once in a year – every month, the first three days after amavasya 1 have these qualities. Amavasya is a state of inertia where the five elements are going

through a certain integration within themselves. The next day is in a placid, inertia state; on the following day, energy-wise, it gets active; on the third day, there is room for transcendence. The third day’s moon is held as very important because the possibility of transcendence opens up. What was in a state of inertia and then in a state of activity and entanglement, now opens up a possibility of transcendence. This happens every month, but in this particular month, it is a little more pronounced because this amavasya is more pronounced than the rest of the amavasyas. Of all the twelve or sometimes thirteen amavasyas in a year, this particular one, being close to the equinox, is the strongest one.

On Navaratri, there are certain things happening in the Linga Bhairavi Temple. Enjoy the Navaratri and spend some time with Devi. It is good to make use of the support that nature offers.

Navaratri will be celebrated at the Linga Bhairavi Temple from 15–23 October 2012 with Devi processions, cultural program, free prasadam, and elaborate abhishekam.

cultural program, free prasadam, and elaborate abhishekam. Among the various rituals available to receive Devi’s
cultural program, free prasadam, and elaborate abhishekam. Among the various rituals available to receive Devi’s
cultural program, free prasadam, and elaborate abhishekam. Among the various rituals available to receive Devi’s
cultural program, free prasadam, and elaborate abhishekam. Among the various rituals available to receive Devi’s
cultural program, free prasadam, and elaborate abhishekam. Among the various rituals available to receive Devi’s
cultural program, free prasadam, and elaborate abhishekam. Among the various rituals available to receive Devi’s
cultural program, free prasadam, and elaborate abhishekam. Among the various rituals available to receive Devi’s
cultural program, free prasadam, and elaborate abhishekam. Among the various rituals available to receive Devi’s

Among the various rituals available to receive Devi’s Grace is a special Vilakku Seva, an offering of 1008 ghee lamps.

is a special Vilakku Seva, an offering of 1008 ghee lamps. For more information and registration
is a special Vilakku Seva, an offering of 1008 ghee lamps. For more information and registration
is a special Vilakku Seva, an offering of 1008 ghee lamps. For more information and registration

For more information and registration for offerings and rituals, please contact: 94438 35000 or 94433 65631.

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Democracy and Integrity Sadhguru in Conversation with Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan – Part 3 In the

Democracy and Integrity

Democracy and Integrity Sadhguru in Conversation with Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan – Part 3 In the most
Democracy and Integrity Sadhguru in Conversation with Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan – Part 3 In the most

Sadhguru in Conversation with Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan – Part 3

in Conversation with Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan – Part 3 In the most recent episode of the
in Conversation with Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan – Part 3 In the most recent episode of the
in Conversation with Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan – Part 3 In the most recent episode of the
in Conversation with Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan – Part 3 In the most recent episode of the
in Conversation with Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan – Part 3 In the most recent episode of the

In the most recent episode of the “In Conversation with the Mystic” series, which took place on 16 June 2012 in Hyderabad, Sadhguru and Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan discuss subjects from morality to politics and corruption, to nation and society, to the spiritual and temporal. The following is the third part of their conversation.

The following is the third part of their conversation. Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan: Sadhguru, as a parochial
The following is the third part of their conversation. Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan: Sadhguru, as a parochial
The following is the third part of their conversation. Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan: Sadhguru, as a parochial
The following is the third part of their conversation. Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan: Sadhguru, as a parochial
The following is the third part of their conversation. Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan: Sadhguru, as a parochial
The following is the third part of their conversation. Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan: Sadhguru, as a parochial
The following is the third part of their conversation. Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan: Sadhguru, as a parochial

Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan: Sadhguru, as a parochial

aside, I wish Isha Foundation was in Andhra Pradesh so that we would have got the benefit of the tree planting. I hope these seeds will truly spread. That brings me to the question of ensuring how the moral conduct is actually upheld. While spiritual gurus, religion itself and society norms have a value, they don’t seem to be sufficient. In India, whenever the subject of corruption or of some other misconduct in public life or private life comes up, we just talk of morality and values rather than enforcing a certain code of conduct. That is something that troubles people like me.

If values can indeed be internalized without any external compulsion and guide the behavior of every single human being, they probably also guide the behavior of a large majority of people. If there is peace in this country, if all of us are going to go back home after this session with a reasonable degree of certainty that there will not be any victims of violence, it is because the society has these norms and values. But there is always deviant behavior in society. Unless the laws of the land and the enforcement mechanism are strong enough to enforce a certain code of conduct and prove that there is punishment for bad behavior and reward for good behavior, I am afraid values by themselves will not sustain us for long.

Sadhguru: Not at all.

Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan: Overemphasis on values

may sometimes actually become an excuse for doing nothing to build institutions. It is a bit like the water in this glass. The water is obviously the one that is giving life; without it, we cannot quench our thirst. But without the glass, without the container, the water is not useable. The institutions are what make the values useable. So my appeal to you is, give us your views. And if you broadly think that this is the right approach, what institutional mechanisms do we need in your opinion to build higher levels of public integrity, higher levels of civic conduct?

Sadhguru: One important thing that India needs to do is to simplify the laws in a way that everybody understands them. Right now, they are so complex and so ambiguous that nobody really knows what the law is. And because there is so much ambiguity, it creates so many grey areas, which breed corruption endlessly. If there was no ambiguity, nobody could just come and ask money out of you so that some work gets done. But there is so much ambiguity. These laws were largely created by the British, who wanted ambiguity so that they could interpret the laws whichever way they wanted. If they wanted to pick you up tomorrow morning, there would have been a good enough reason. We have still kept the same laws and even today it is so – we may not have done anything, but the authorities can just come and pick you or me up now and they can produce some criminal procedure code or whatever that we are not aware of and they can say we did

criminal procedure code or whatever that we are not aware of and they can say we

this because the law is so ambiguous. This may be good to control foreign nations that you occupy, but not good for our nation to move ahead. To

give an example, in real estate in Tamil Nadu, it normally takes 12 to 14 months to get approval for a building. Many things may have changed in

14 months’ time – by then, you may not even be

interested anymore in building it.

You have to go through some 16 departments and you have to get people to follow the file every day, and of course there is a “fixed fee” beyond

the official fee. If you do all that, still it takes

14 months. In the end, you have spent so much

money and time, that with a vengeance, you will break the law. If he said 10,000 sq. ft., you will want to build 15,000 sq. ft. “Anyway I paid you, so what is the big deal?” – It comes to that. So, all laws are flouted without any problem.

In the United States, we are currently building a big center. There, they have a building code book. Your architect anyway has to be certified; he must know the codes. Apart from that, a code book of about 250 pages is given to you. You better read it. No approvals – you build whatever you want, but before occupation, someone will come for an inspection. If the building is by the code, it is fine. If it is not by the code, your building goes down and you go in – simple. That way, the amount of government machinery that is needed to sanction a building is cut down to a few people rather than these various departments that we have here.

If I am a citizen of this country, why do they assume

I am naturally a criminal? Why this approval of what

I should do and what I should not do? Just tell me

the way to build in this country and I will build that way. If I don’t, bring the building down. This is just

one example – you can see a million examples like this in the country, where laws are unnecessarily complicated and ambiguous, which is a breeding ground for corruption.

Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan: Sadhguru, the saying

in Andhra Pradesh is that in Tamil Nadu, you

give a bribe and your work gets done. In Andhra Pradesh, you give a bribe and still you are being harassed. Before we go into the issue of politics and corruption – because all of us love to hate politicians…

Sadhguru: I wouldn’t allow that because it has become a fashion and almost a compulsion that wherever you go, from a tea shop to an office or wherever else, people are talking about how horrible the politicians are – whether these people really know something about it or not. Democracy means, it is the people’s government. These politicians did not land from the sky. They are one among you who stood up to do something. Now for whatever reasons, they have become the way they have become. You do not know how many have become like that, how many have not. We are generalizing because we have a certain pleasure in painting everything very bleak and black. If your nation is important to you, and if you believe that you have handed over your nation to a bunch of crooks, and you are just sitting there and it is entertainment for you, I think it is you who needs to be punished.

Democracy cannot be a spectator sport, it is a participatory process. But most people’s understanding of participatory is that they vote once in five years and their responsibility is over. No – democracy has various mechanisms through which you can participate on a daily basis in the governance of your country, your state, your city, and your street. “Oh, I don’t know.” Why do you not know? You have not educated yourself to know because you do not care, because the idea of the nation has not gone deep enough in this country. Still our identifications with our religion, our caste, our creed, and our family are more predominant than the identification with the nation. This is the reason why these things are happening.

Once I was traveling with a lady who comes from a political family in Andhra Pradesh. I saw the way things were going in the family and I just joked, “If you are given a choice, probably your father will break the country into four pieces and give it to

his four children.” This person actually, genuinely said, “What is wrong with that? Our father loves us.” [Laughter] I was amazed and shocked – I didn’t know what to say.

Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan: “It’s my birthright.”

[Laughs]

Sadhguru: Yes. What we need to understand is, we

as a nation are moving from a feudalistic existence to

a democratic existence. The system has changed, but

our minds have not changed – we are still feudalistic.

I have been interacting with people on all levels and

I know a lot of them are not really complaining

about corruption. Their complaint is only that they did not get the chance to be corrupt. It is just they

have to pay and others are taking. They would like to be on the other side.

If you want to test it out, remove all the police from the city and see how many people will stop at the red light if there is no policeman. I would say 90% won’t stop. Only some fools like me will stop. When I am driving in Coimbatore or wherever else,

I stop at the red light, and everybody is going next

to me and they are looking at me like, “Who is this

fool who is blocking the traffic? No police – what’s wrong with you?”

So essentially, our integrity has gone down. It is not even a question of integrity, it is just that within ourselves, we are still very feudalistic but we are trying to be democratic. Democracy in India still needs a lot more evolution. Not enough has been done to educate people as to what democracy is. It has not been brought into our education systems. Social organizations, the government itself should have taken it up in a big way to educate people about “why democracy.” The moment we vote for our religion, or caste or creed or even family, there is no democracy anymore. There is only feudalism. [Applause]

Democracy will be functional only when you go and vote and you don’t know whom your wife votes for, whom your husband votes for, and you don’t want to know. Only if you have this kind of integrity, democracy will work. If you tell your whole family to vote for a particular person, this is not democracy.

of integrity, democracy will work. If you tell your whole family to vote for a particular
Dharma and Karma – Leela Series The path of the playful – Part XXXVI The
Dharma and Karma – Leela Series The path of the playful – Part XXXVI The

Dharma and Karma –

Leela Series

The path of the playful

Part XXXVI

The Difference between Liberating and Entangling Action

The following is an excerpt from a Q & A with

Sadhguru during Leela, the path of the playful,

a unique exploration into the mystical realm of Krishna that took place at Isha Yoga Center in September 2005.

Participant: Sadhguru, my question is about verse 47 in chapter 2. It is considered to be the most quoted verse and a central teaching of the Gita. It is about action without expectation of its result.

action is not for a benefit that you get, if you are just doing it because it is needed, it becomes dharma. Dharma has been translated here as duty. It is not necessarily duty. The word duty is too limited. Dharma encompasses much more than duty.

The difference between dharma and karma is just this: dharma is a liberating force – karma is an entangling force. So action is inevitable. Anyway you have to perform action. Even when you are physically resting, still you are performing action in your mind or your emotion. So, are you performing action to entangle yourself or are you performing action to liberate yourself?

Sadhguru: Having acquired the state of a warrior, you are now eligible to act in whatever way the stature of a warrior demands out of you. But you are not entitled to any benefits resulting from your actions. At the same time, you are not entitled to a state of not acting at all. Thus you should act according to your stature without any hope of enjoying the fruits of your action.

Action is inevitable. Even if you wish, you are not in a state to withdraw from action. Action is not just physical action. You act physically, you act mentally, you act emotionally, and you can act on the level of your energy too. All the time, you are doing physical, mental, and emotional activity. Are you capable of inaction? Whether you wish it or not, you are anyway performing action. Most of the action that people perform in 24 hours’ time is driven by an enormous desire for a result they may get out of it. Generally, a large part of people’s mental activity is just about what they can get out of those little actions that they are doing. So Krishna is saying in this verse that it is wasteful to live like that because when you are concerned about the result of your action, it becomes karma. When your

So here, Krishna just gives you a simple tool to use action as a process of liberation. The reason why it is the most quoted verse may be because this is the greatest affliction in the world – people cannot be still for a moment. People are ill only because they do not know how to be still. If you can just make yourself absolutely still, there will be no such thing as illness. But stillness is out of question – activity is inevitably happening every moment of your life. Awake or asleep, still activity is going on. Everything else is on and off, but your activity is 24 hours. So definitely, more attention has been paid to this verse. And it is appropriate to pay attention to this because it is something that is on all the time and constantly entangling.

People entangle themselves by the very way they think and feel. They do not have to do any great actions like Krishna did. They do not have to go and fight battles or try to make and break kingdoms. They can just sit at home and wind themselves up into nonsense. Whatever action you perform can either liberate you or entangle you.

Shambhavi Mahamudra with Sadhguru in Australia A much-awaited weekend with Sadhguru happened on 11 and
Shambhavi Mahamudra with Sadhguru in Australia A much-awaited weekend with Sadhguru happened on 11 and

Shambhavi Mahamudra with Sadhguru in Australia

Shambhavi Mahamudra with Sadhguru in Australia A much-awaited weekend with Sadhguru happened on 11 and 12
Shambhavi Mahamudra with Sadhguru in Australia A much-awaited weekend with Sadhguru happened on 11 and 12
Shambhavi Mahamudra with Sadhguru in Australia A much-awaited weekend with Sadhguru happened on 11 and 12

A much-awaited weekend with Sadhguru happened

on 11 and 12 August in Melbourne, Australia. The 233 participants had completed the Inner Engineering Online and were now awaiting the

initiation into Shambhavi Mahamudra, which was

to be the first one on this continent. After all these

days of seeing Sadhguru on the computer screen, they were eagerly looking forward to seeing him in person. There were participants as young as 14 and as old as 80, with people coming from various cultures, professional backgrounds, and countries – including such faraway countries as Norway and Uganda!

possible right now, in this moment. In response to a question about what we could learn from the Australian aboriginal culture, Sadhguru also noted that their way of life ensured that the planet was left unaffected by their presence.

Participants were moved to tears as Sadhguru closed the session, unwilling to believe that the weekend with Sadhguru had drawn to a close. They appeared to carry everything Sadhguru had offered with a promise to treasure it and deepen the seeking for the rest of their life.

Participants opened up and received everything that Sadhguru was offering them during the day with a great sense of attention. After they were initiated into Shambhavi Mahadmudra, we could distinctly see the change by the joy in their eyes and the very way they conducted themselves. After the initiation, they shared a delightful lunch with Sadhguru before moving on to a Q & A session. Some of the participants’ burning questions included karma and realization. Sadhguru said that self-realization is not a goal, but rather a homecoming and that it is

Sadhguru in Malaysia and SingaPore A volunteer from Malaysia said about their precious t i

Sadhguru in Malaysia and SingaPore

Sadhguru in Malaysia and SingaPore A volunteer from Malaysia said about their precious t i m
Sadhguru in Malaysia and SingaPore A volunteer from Malaysia said about their precious t i m
Sadhguru in Malaysia and SingaPore A volunteer from Malaysia said about their precious t i m
Sadhguru in Malaysia and SingaPore A volunteer from Malaysia said about their precious t i m
Sadhguru in Malaysia and SingaPore A volunteer from Malaysia said about their precious t i m

A volunteer from Malaysia said about their precious

time with Sadhguru: “I trust this could very well be the winds of change here, and I have no doubts that it has set into motion a certain urgency and restlessness amongst the volunteers – a longing to spread the word of Isha to every corner of our beautiful country. No matter what we strive for, it still seems a minuscule offering, compared to what Sadhguru has gifted us.

During his recent Malaysia and Singapore visit between 16 and 18 August, Sadhguru gave a public talk and conducted a meditator sathsang in Malaysia, followed by a meditator sathsang in Singapore.

For the public talk in Malaysia titled “An Evening with Sadhguru,” over 2500 people flocked into the hall. The evening started off with acclaimed Odissi dancer Ramli Ibrahim giving a short surprise performance as a loving offering to Sadhguru, who then took to the dais. His blend of wit, fact, precision, and clarity simply took over those present. When Sadhguru offered the Isha Kriya to the audience, you could have heard a pin drop.

About the meditator sathsang in Singapore, a local

volunteer shares: The entire sathsang was a very enlightening one as Sadhguru spoke about the body, what it is made of, what it can do and the immense possibility we have whilst we reside in this body. He taught us the importance of taking care of it and how we can take care of it. He also spoke about evolution and how we can support our loved ones in their spiritual journey. He emphasized the importance of taking time out for oneself because when people take time out to be by themselves, they work on themselves which will in turn benefit the people around them.

which will in turn benefit the people around them. ” Sadhguru ConduCts Inner Engineering in Chennai

Sadhguru ConduCts Inner Engineering in Chennai

them. ” Sadhguru ConduCts Inner Engineering in Chennai A three-day Inner Engineering program with Sadhguru,
them. ” Sadhguru ConduCts Inner Engineering in Chennai A three-day Inner Engineering program with Sadhguru,
them. ” Sadhguru ConduCts Inner Engineering in Chennai A three-day Inner Engineering program with Sadhguru,

A three-day Inner Engineering program with Sadhguru, particularly aimed at decision-makers, was held from 24 to 26 August in Chennai at the ITC Grand Chola. Some of the 401 participants even flew in from as far as Malaysia, Singapore, and China to be part of the program. The tools offered by Sadhguru, which enhance one’s efficacy and cognizance of life and living, were appreciated and recognized as extremely valuable by the participants, many of whom are in prominent leadership positions. Chennai has been blessed with some fantastic rains lately – in more ways than one.

My Journey to Kailash with Sadhguru An Isha Meditator Shares His Experience Some wishes take
My Journey to Kailash with Sadhguru An Isha Meditator Shares His Experience Some wishes take
My Journey to Kailash with Sadhguru An Isha Meditator Shares His Experience Some wishes take
My Journey to Kailash with Sadhguru An Isha Meditator Shares His Experience Some wishes take
My Journey to Kailash with Sadhguru An Isha Meditator Shares His Experience Some wishes take

My Journey to Kailash with Sadhguru

My Journey to Kailash with Sadhguru An Isha Meditator Shares His Experience Some wishes take many
My Journey to Kailash with Sadhguru An Isha Meditator Shares His Experience Some wishes take many
My Journey to Kailash with Sadhguru An Isha Meditator Shares His Experience Some wishes take many
My Journey to Kailash with Sadhguru An Isha Meditator Shares His Experience Some wishes take many
My Journey to Kailash with Sadhguru An Isha Meditator Shares His Experience Some wishes take many

An Isha Meditator Shares His Experience

Some wishes take many lifetimes to fructify. You instinctively know those moments when they happen. Going to Kailash and being with Sadhguru was one such wish. But why even go to Kailash? What can we get there that we can’t get sitting in our house? The honest answer is that I don’t know. I don’t directly understand Kailash. It is way beyond my perceptive abilities. On the other hand, many yogis and enlightened beings, whose perception is far beyond physical limitations, have highly revered Kailash. Sadhguru says about Kailash, “When I bow

down to Kailash I bow down to it the same way I would bow down to my Guru. Never before have I done that in my whole life.” If people with such an

elevated sense of perception have bowed to it with very deep respect, then it is important that I let my being be “introduced” to its energy, I felt.

It was my deepest wish to be with a being like Sadhguru in Kailash. Through the journey, my

oxygen levels had fallen at a lot of places but I have learnt to manage my body and mind somehow.

I decided to walk the path to Kailash without a

porter. It was not just the weight that was the issue, but also other things. For example, my “waterproof” jacket failed when it poured on the way, as did my “waterproof” shoes. I was wet to my thermals and tired from carrying all the weight during the walk.

I got into my last change of clothes and walked

downstairs for a cup of tea. Sadhguru came out of his room and people gathered around him. I was tired, wet, and cold – but this moment was enormous for

me. I finally was in front of my Guru with Kailash on the other side clearly visible. I just fell at Sadhguru’s feet and started sobbing. The world had stopped for me. I could only sense Sadhguru and me there. After some time, I got up and stood a few feet away in pouring rain; tears kept flowing. He was joking with people, laughing, but I could just see his face and then his feet and then his face again. I was the only one whose presence he didn’t even acknowledge. Except in his silence. I can’t explain it and however I put it, it seems very trite, but I know he IS Shiva himself.

In school, I had read a verse by Kabir –

गुरुगोबिंद दौऊ खड़े काके लागे पाऊं?

बलिहारी गुरुआपने;

गोबिंद देऊ मिलाये

(My Guru and God, both are standing. Whose feet should I fall at? Blessed is my Guru [and his feet will I fall at], for he is the one who can introduce me to the God)

Intellectually, it was not tough to understand this couplet. But it took me being with Sadhguru in Kailash to really realize what Kabir was saying.

When I look back at my visit, Kailash was breaking me down, yet holding the essence of me up.

– An Isha meditator

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Isha Recipes

For Healthy Living

SWEET BLACK RICE GRUEL

Isha Recipes For Healthy Living SWEET BLACK RICE GRUEL INGREDIENTS ½ cup Black rice ( Kavuni
Isha Recipes For Healthy Living SWEET BLACK RICE GRUEL INGREDIENTS ½ cup Black rice ( Kavuni
Isha Recipes For Healthy Living SWEET BLACK RICE GRUEL INGREDIENTS ½ cup Black rice ( Kavuni

INGREDIENTS

½

cup

Black rice (Kavuni Arisi)

2 teaspoons

Ghee (clarified butter)

10

Cashew nuts

5

Raisins

1

cup

Milk

½

cup

Coconut milk

Sugar

to taste

2 pinches

Green cardamom powder

milk Sugar to taste 2 pinches Green cardamom powder PREPARATION METHOD 1. 2. 3. Wash and
milk Sugar to taste 2 pinches Green cardamom powder PREPARATION METHOD 1. 2. 3. Wash and

PREPARATION METHOD

1. 2. 3.
1.
2.
3.
pinches Green cardamom powder PREPARATION METHOD 1. 2. 3. Wash and soak the rice overnight in
pinches Green cardamom powder PREPARATION METHOD 1. 2. 3. Wash and soak the rice overnight in

Wash and soak the rice overnight in 2 cups of water.

2. 3. Wash and soak the rice overnight in 2 cups of water. Drain off the
2. 3. Wash and soak the rice overnight in 2 cups of water. Drain off the

Drain off the water and place the rice in a pan with 3 cups of fresh water. Cook it till it is done.

a pan with 3 cups of fresh water. Cook it till it is done. Meanwhile, heat
a pan with 3 cups of fresh water. Cook it till it is done. Meanwhile, heat
a pan with 3 cups of fresh water. Cook it till it is done. Meanwhile, heat
a pan with 3 cups of fresh water. Cook it till it is done. Meanwhile, heat
a pan with 3 cups of fresh water. Cook it till it is done. Meanwhile, heat
a pan with 3 cups of fresh water. Cook it till it is done. Meanwhile, heat

Meanwhile, heat the ghee in a small pan and lightly sauté the cashew nuts and raisins and set them aside.

sauté the cashew nuts and raisins and set them aside. 4. 5. Cool the boiled rice
sauté the cashew nuts and raisins and set them aside. 4. 5. Cool the boiled rice
sauté the cashew nuts and raisins and set them aside. 4. 5. Cool the boiled rice
sauté the cashew nuts and raisins and set them aside. 4. 5. Cool the boiled rice
sauté the cashew nuts and raisins and set them aside. 4. 5. Cool the boiled rice
sauté the cashew nuts and raisins and set them aside. 4. 5. Cool the boiled rice
sauté the cashew nuts and raisins and set them aside. 4. 5. Cool the boiled rice
4.
4.

5.

sauté the cashew nuts and raisins and set them aside. 4. 5. Cool the boiled rice

Cool the boiled rice and grind it to a coarse paste. Transfer the paste into a pan and add the milk, coconut milk, and sugar to taste. Simmer the mix on low heat for 1 to 2 minutes without allowing it to come to a boil.

for 1 to 2 minutes without allowing it to come to a boil. Now add the
for 1 to 2 minutes without allowing it to come to a boil. Now add the
for 1 to 2 minutes without allowing it to come to a boil. Now add the
for 1 to 2 minutes without allowing it to come to a boil. Now add the
for 1 to 2 minutes without allowing it to come to a boil. Now add the
for 1 to 2 minutes without allowing it to come to a boil. Now add the
for 1 to 2 minutes without allowing it to come to a boil. Now add the
for 1 to 2 minutes without allowing it to come to a boil. Now add the
for 1 to 2 minutes without allowing it to come to a boil. Now add the
for 1 to 2 minutes without allowing it to come to a boil. Now add the

Now add the cardamom powder and sautéed dry fruits. Mix well and serve.

cardamom powder and sautéed dry fruits. Mix well and serve. Kavuni Arisi is an heirloom variety
Kavuni Arisi is an heirloom variety of black rice grown in the Chettinad region of
Kavuni Arisi is an heirloom variety of black rice grown in the Chettinad
region of southern Tamil Nadu. Black rice is high in nutritional value and
contains many amino acids, iron, zinc, copper, carotene, and several important
vitamins. The grain is high in fiber and has a mild, nutty taste. Black rice is
considered to be anti-inflammatory and a great source of antioxidants.
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