Thursday, July 24, 2014

7 Qualities of the Dhyanalinga

The basic thrust of the energies of the Dhyanalinga is to foster spiritual growth and evolution of a person. However, the Dhyanalinga radiates seven different qualities of life on the seven days of the week by which one may derive various benefits.
Sadhguru: The fundamental difference between Dhyanalinga and other lingas that you normally see is that there is no worship, ritual, or offerings for the Dhyanalinga. It is a “Dhyanalinga” – a meditative force. All that you are required to do is just sit there quietly to experience and imbibe the energies. Once a person is in the sphere of Dhyanalinga, he cannot escape the sowing of the spiritual seed of liberation within himself.
Fundamentally, Dhyanalinga’s energies are primordial in nature. It is essentially a spiritual process, but because people invariably need material help and benefit, those aspects have also been made available in an expression of the exuberance of the seven chakras.
Chakras are a meeting point for the energy systems, where the pranic nadis meet to create an energy vortex. There are many chakras in the body, but generally, when we say “chakras” we are referring to the seven important chakras, which represent seven dimensions of life. They are like seven major traffic junctions. This does not mean that a chakra by itself has its own quality, it is just that all roads which travel in a direction are doing certain things and they come together at a certain point, so it becomes a powerful place.
In the Dhyanalinga, there is a certain cyclical system where different chakras are dominant on different days of the week. All the chakras are equally available on every day of the week, but on certain days, certain chakras are dominant. If people want to derive a particular benefit or influence upon their system, they can be there on that particular day to make use of that energy.

Qualities of the Dhyanalinga

The basic thrust of the energies of the Dhyanalinga is to foster spiritual growth and evolution of a person. However, the Dhyanalinga radiates seven different qualities of life on the seven days of the week by which one may derive various benefits.
Monday: Earth being the tattva[1], this element stirs the spiritual energies in the most fundamental way and helps one rise beyond the limitations of food and sleep. It helps in cleansing the doshas[2] in the body and mind and removes the fear of death. It firmly establishes one within the body and also the world outside. The day is most conducive to the aspiration of people seeking to make a spiritual beginning. It is the root of all growth and brings awareness of the divinity in man.
Tuesday: Water being the tattva, it provides the fluidity to create one’s life the way one wants. It helps in procreation, imagination, intuition, and mental stability. It is a very good day for healing one’s inner ailments.
Wednesday: Fire being the tattva, it creates a zest for life. It brings physical balance and a deep understanding of the body. It hastens the dissolution of karmic bondage.
Thursday: Air being the tattva, freedom becomes the way. It is an important day for seeking the divine. It is a meeting and a balance of the lower and higher energies. Love and devotion become the qualities of the person. It is a very good day to shed karmic bondage.
Friday: Space being the tattva, limitlessness and freedom are the basic qualities, highly purifying for those who are suffering from any kind of negative energies and black magic. It develops memory, concentration, patience, self-confidence, and synchronicity with nature. It lowers the dependence on food and water.
Saturday: Being the Maha tattva, it is beyond all duality. It leads to knowledge and enlightenment. Peace is the dominant quality. It is very important for those seeking self-realization. It helps one to go beyond the five elements and allows the individual to attain viveka (wisdom). It brings one in tune with the cosmic laws and become one with everything.
Sunday: It marks the celebration of life beyond all senses. This is the best day to receive the Guru’s Grace and to break the illusion of the individual self.

Ishanga – A partnership with Sadhguru

Sadhguru explains how a partnership with him works, by recounting a beautiful story about Shiva and a devotee.
Ishanga - A partnership with SadhguruSadhguru: A long time ago, Shiva came to do partnership with me. I said, “Fifty-fifty.” He said, “Okay.” Then I decided, “No, no, you take hundred percent, including me.” So He did. Now I ride on His shoulders.
There is a beautiful story in the yogic lore. On a certain day, a man was walking through the Himalayas. It was a very hard journey, and anyone would want to seek help. He said, “Oh Shiva, I can’t do this, just come help me. At least hold my hand, take me along.”
Shiva appeared and said, “You walk. I’ll walk with you.”
“How do I know you are walking with me?” the devotee asked.
Shiva said, “Look out for the footprints. You only have two legs. If there are four footprints, that means I am walking with you.”
So every few minutes he checked, and sure enough, there was one more pair of footprints coming along with him.
After a few days he looked back, and there was just one pair of footprints. He said, “Oh you’ve forsaken me again.”
Shiva said, “See, it is very wet and slippery. But look at your feet, they are dry. That’s why there is only one pair of footprints.” The fool was riding on Shiva’s shoulders.
This is a simple device to breach the boundaries of who you are, so that something far bigger than you becomes a part of you and your life. This is not about me taking your seven percent. It is just that within you, if you reduce “what is me, what is mine” by seven percent, we can do something else with you. If you allow this to happen, I will ensure that your life also becomes as wonderful as it can be.”

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

PRAYER - OSHO

PRAYER

Prayer simply means gratitude, thankfulness. It is not a demand, it is not a desire. And if you desire anything, then it is not prayer.  - OSHO




The more you love, the more rich you are

"The more you love, the more rich you are, the more loving you become. And if the false idea of permanence is dropped, jealousy will drop automatically." - OSHO

Monday, July 21, 2014

What is the Purpose of Life? - Sadhguru



Question: Sadhguru, what is the purpose of life?
Sadhguru: If you were very blissful and ecstatic at this moment, would you think, “What is the purpose of life?” – No. Only when in some way, life has become burdensome, these questions arise: “To be or not to be?” “Is there a good enough purpose for me to exist?”
Your experience of life itself has not become grand and worthwhile enough. That is why you are trying to find a meaning. If just sitting here and breathing was ecstatic for you, you wouldn’t ask, “What is the purpose of life?” So, before you ask that question, the most important thing is you need to learn to enhance this life to its maximum potential. When I say “life,” you don’t even know what life is. All you have right now is your body and mind. Make them as pleasant as you can. Only when your physical body and mind are in a state of pleasantness, everything in you works at its best. Your intelligence works at its best only when you are joyful and blissful. If a human being manages to remain in a continual state of blissfulness, let’s say for 24 hours, one’s intelligence will double. There is enough medical evidence to prove this today.
You don’t have to do anything. Just being alive is grand enough.
Have you spent a single day in your life without a moment ofagitation, irritation, anger, anxiety, or anything like that? In all these years, have you spent 24 hours just blissfully? Not just you, almost the whole of humanity has to answer this question with a “no.” If you are not blissful one day, that’s understandable. But not having been blissful for a single day – that means something very fundamental is wrong. Without understanding the fundamentals of what this human mechanism is, you are trying to operate it. It is just like you got into a car, you didn’t know what these three pedals were for, and you kicked any one of them whenever you felt like it. You know what a jerky driver you would be?
Right now your wellbeing is that jerky. You know moments of joyfulness, you know moments of love, you know moments of blissfulness, you know moments of ecstasy in your life – but you are not able to sustain this. It is jerky because you are trying to operate your life without understanding the sophistication of the mechanism you are handling.
So, “What is the purpose?” This question arises because you have not experienced the grandeur of existence. You have not experienced the magnificent nature of your being. That is why you are asking, “What is the purpose? What should I do to make this life meaningful?” You don’t have to do anything. If you could sit here for one moment and experience this, you would know you don’t have to do anything. Just being alive is grand enough.



LIFE - OSHO

“Yes, there are bound to be difficulties, there are bound to be dangers, but they are part of life, and without them life will not be life at all. And this is the only way to master yourself.”
OSHO
“When the ego is gone, the whole individuality arises in its crystal purity – transparent, intelligent, radiant, happy, alive – vibrating with an unknown rhythm. That unknown rhythm is God. It is a song heard in the deepest core of your being, a dance of the formless, but one can hear the footsteps.”
OSHO
Do you understand the difference between invention and discovery? A discovery is about truth, an invention is manufactured by you. It is man-manufactured fiction.
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Saturday, July 19, 2014


Following last week’s Spot, we received some questions from you about the meaning of the chant:
Brahmananda Swaroopa, Isha Jagadisha
Akhilananda Swaroopa, Isha Mahesha
Brahman means boundless or the ultimate reality. Ananda means the blissfulness or ecstasy of the Creator, and Swaroopa is the form or image of the ecstasy of the Creator.
Isha is that which rules and Jagadisha is the ruler of the existence. Akhila means everything, all inclusiveness is Akhila. And that which is everything, the image of that, is Mahesha. So the Creator is referred to in so many ways. When we chant Brahmananda Swaroopawe are saying everything is an image of the ecstasy of the Creator.
The chant is significant not just for its meaning, but because it is a consecrated chant. So here in Isha, we have consecrated these sounds. And it is the simplest way for you to connect with what you refer to as Isha – you can use this as my ID.
When we consecrate a certain set of sounds, it is done with the intention that a large part of you will become absolute stillness, but you will retain the liveliness of life around you. And slowly, this becomes like a coating, like a shield around you. A cocoon of a certain energy. So Brahmananda Swaroopa can be used as a raiment that you wear; it is a clothing that you wear all the time. This chant is more like your clothing, this is not a seed. If you keep on chanting with sufficient involvement, it will be around you. If your life breath becomes this, people can feel it.
So if you chant it substantially enough, it will make a full raiment. If you are only the few-minutes kind, you will have a bikini.
Love & Grace,

Sadhguru





HEAVEN AND HELL



 
Heaven is here -- you just have to know how to live it. And hell too is here, and you know perfectly well how to live it. It is only a question of changing your perspective, your approach towards life. The earth is beautiful. If you start living its beauty, enjoying its joys you are in paradise. If you condemn everything, then the same earth turns into a hell -- only for you. It depends on you where you live, it is a question of your own inner transformation. It is not a change of place, it is a change of inner space. Live joyously, guiltlessly, live totally. And then heaven is no more a metaphysical concept, it is your own experience.

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Friday, July 18, 2014



Oscar-award winning film maker Shekar Kapur asks Sadhguru about stress, who looks at the shift we need to engineer within ourselves in order to get rid of stress.
Shekhar Kapur: Since I’m having the chance to interview you, I know people will say, “Well, why didn’t you ask about how to get rid of stress?” Is there a definition that we can assign to the idea of stress?
Sadhguru: When I first went to the United States a few years ago, wherever I went, everybody was talking about “stress management.” I really didn’t get this because in my understanding, we manage things which are precious to us – our business, our family, our money, our wealth, our children. Why would anyone manage stress? It took me a while to understand that people have concluded that stress is a part of their lives.

Manage yourself, not your stress

Stress is not a part of your life. Stress is just your inability to manage your own system. Stress happens not because of the nature of your work. The Prime Minister is complaining of stress, the peon is also complaining of stress. In between, every other person is saying his job is stressful. And those who are unemployed also find their situation stressful. So you are suffering your job – if I get you fired, will you be joyful?
Shekhar Kapur: No.
Sadhguru: No. So stress is obviously not about your job, isn’t it? It is just that you do not know how to manage your body, your mind, your emotions, your energy, your chemistry – you do not know how to manage anything. You are functioning by accident, so everything is stressful. If you get into a car where if you turn the steering wheel one way, the car goes in the opposite direction, you’ll be stressed, isn’t it?
Shekhar Kapur: Yeah.
Sadhguru: Right now, that’s the kind of mechanism you are driving. Without understanding anything about it, just by chance, you are blundering through life – so you will be stressful. Stress is not because of the nature of the activity that you are performing or because of life situations. Stress is simply because you do not know how to manage your own system. What is stressful for one person, someone else breezes through – isn’t it so?
Shekhar Kapur: Correct.

Changing the context of your life

Sadhguru: So stress is just an inability to manage the inner situation, not the outer situation. Essentially, the quality of our lives changes and transforms not because we change the content of our lives, but only because we change the context of our lives. If someone is living a beautiful life, it does not mean he is doing something different. When he wakes up in the morning, he also goes to the toilet. He also brushes his teeth. He also does the same things. But somehow, his life is magical and beautiful because of the context.
This could have happened to people when they fall in love with someone. When they fell in love, and everything becomes different because the context of their life has changed. But then, once they fall out of love, again, the context of their life changes and they become miserable. Changing the content of your life as you wish may not be possible because you need permission from the situations in which you exist, but changing the context is something that you can do willfully. You don’t need anyone’s permission. It is not at all situational.
On a certain day, three men were working in one place. Another man came by and asked the first man, “What are you doing here?” The man looked up and said, “Are you blind? Can’t you see I’m cutting stone?” This person moved on to the next man and asked, “What are you doing here?” That man looked up and said, “Something to fill my belly. So I come here and do whatever they ask me to do. I just have to fill my belly, that’s all.” He went to the third man and asked, “What are you doing here?” That man stood up in great joy and said, “I’m building a beautiful temple here!” All of them were doing the same thing, but their experience of what they were doing was worlds apart.
Every human being, every moment of his life could be doing whatever he is doing in any one of these three contexts – and that will determine the quality of his life, not what he is actually doing. How simple or complex an activity is doesn’t change the quality of your life. With what context you do it changes the quality of your life.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

    எழு, நட, முன்னேறு – சத்குரு தரும் உத்வேகம்

      எதுவெல்லாம் தனக்கு எதிராக இருக்கும் என்று சொல்லப்பட்டதோ, அதையெல்லாம் தனக்கு சாதகமாக மாற்றிக் காட்டிய சத்குருவின் வாழ்க்கை அனுபவம் இங்கே. தனது வார்த்தைகளில் நம்முடன் பகிர்ந்துகொள்கிறார் சத்குரு…
சத்குரு:
‘இயலாது என்று எதுவுமே இல்லை’ என்பதை என் வாழ்வில் பலமுறை அனுபவப்பூர்வமாக உணர்ந்திருக்கிறேன்.
வாழ்க்கையில் ஒரு கட்டத்தில் விவசாயத்தில் எனக்கு விருப்பம் இருந்தது. அதற்காக கொடைக்கானல் போன்ற மலைப்பிரதேசங்களில் நிலம் வாங்க முயன்றேன். நடக்கவில்லை. மைசூரிலிருந்து 32 கி.மீ தள்ளி ஒரு மலைச்சரிவில் 14 ஏக்கர் நிலம் விலைக்கு வந்தது. அது விவசாயத்துக்குத் தோதான நிலம் அல்ல. பாறைகள் மிகுந்திருந்த இடம். இருந்தும், அந்த இடத்தைத் தைரியமாக வாங்கினேன்.
எதுவெல்லாம் எனக்கு எதிராக இருக்கும் என்று சொல்லப்பட்டதோ, அதையெல்லாம் எனக்குச் சாதகமாக மாற்றிக் கொண்டு, அந்த மேட்டுச் சரிவில் வெற்றிகரமாக விவசாயம் செய்து காண்பித்தேன்.
“இங்கே என்ன பயிரிட முடியும்?” என்று கேட்டார்கள். தென்னை போடப்போகிறேன் என்று சொன்னதும் சிரித்தார்கள். ஒவ்வொரு நாளும் நான் செய்யும் நடவடிக்கைகள் அங்கிருந்த கிராம மக்களின் நகைப்புக்கு இடம் அளித்தது.
பொதுவாக, மூன்றடிக்கு மூன்றடி குழி வெட்டி தென்னங்கன்றை அதில் நடுவது வழக்கம். நான் ஐந்தடிக்கு ஐந்தடி என்று குழி வெட்டினேன். அங்கே இருந்த புதர்களை வெட்டி தென்னைக்காக வெட்டிய குழிகளில் நிரப்பினேன். அங்கே மின்சாரம் இல்லை. அதனால் மேட்டார் பம்புகள் வைத்து தண்ணிர் இறைப்பது நடவாது. ஒரு புதிய முறை சொட்டு நீர்ப் பாசனத்தை ஆரம்பித்தேன்.
ஒவ்வொரு தென்னைக்கும் ஒரு பானை என்ற கணக்கில், பெரிய பெரிய பானைகள் வாங்கினேன். கிணற்றிலிருந்து தண்ணீரை இறைத்து நிரப்பக் கூலியாட்களை நியமித்தேன். பானையில் ஒரு ஓட்டை போட்டு தண்ணீர் சுரக்கும் இடத்தில் வைக்கோலை அடைத்தேன். தண்ணீர் வேகமாக வெளியேறிவிடாமல், சொட்டுச் சொட்டாக வெளியே வந்தது.
அந்தச் சரிவு நிலத்தின் கீழ்ப்பகுதியில் கிணறு தோண்டினால்தான் புத்திசாலித்தனம் என்று எல்லோரும் கருதினார்கள். என்னைவிட உயர்ந்த இடத்தில் நிலம் வைத்திருப்பவர்கள் கண்ணோட்டத்தில், என் நிலத்தின் மேல் பகுதியே தாழ்வான இடம்தானே என்பது என் வாதம். அந்தப் பகுதியில் ஆட்களோடு சேர்ந்து 25 அடி விட்டமுள்ள கிணறு வெட்டினேன். 16 அடி ஆழத்தில் பாறை தட்டுப்பட்டது. கைவிடாமல் தோண்டியதில், 18 அடி ஆழத்தில் தண்ணீர் தட்டுப்பட்டது. அத்தனை பேரும் வியந்தார்கள்.
உயரத்தில் தண்ணீர் இருந்ததால், அதைத் தனியே மோட்டார் வைத்து மேலே ஏற்றும் வேலை இல்லை. சரிவில் தானாக கீழ்நோக்கிப் பாய்ந்து எல்லா இடத்துக்கும் பாசனம் செய்யும் வசதி இருந்தது.
‘இந்த முட்டாள் செய்தது ஏதோ வேலை செய்கிறதே!’ என்று வேடிக்கை பார்க்க, எல்லோரும் கூட ஆரம்பித்தார்கள். பசு வைத்திருப்பவர்கள் அவற்றின் சாணத்தை எருவாக விற்க முன்வந்தார்கள். தென்னைக்குப் பசுவின் சாணம் சிறந்த எருவல்ல. அதில் இருக்கும் பூச்சிகளும், புழுக்களும் வேர்களைக் குடைந்து தின்றுவிடும்.
நானோ வேறு திட்டம் வைத்திருந்தேன். மைசூர் மிருகக்காட்சி சாலையில அத்தனை மிருகங்களின் கழிவுகளையும், தாவரக் குப்பைகளையும் ஒரு பெரிய குழியில் போட்டு வைப்பார்கள். அவ்வப்போது அதை குடகுமலை எஸ்டேட்டில் இருந்தவர்கள் வாங்கிப் போவார்கள் என்று அங்கிருந்த நண்பர் மூலம் அறிந்தேன். ஒரு லாரி லோடுக்கு இவ்வளவு என்று கட்டணம் விதித்திருந்தார்கள்.
கிராமத்திலிருந்து பையன்களை அழைத்துப் போனேன். பாதி பையன்கள் லாரியில் லோடு ஏற்றுவார்கள். மீது பையன்கள் அதன் மீது குறுக்கும் நெடுக்குமாக நடந்து அதை அழுத்துவார்கள். அப்படி அடைத்து அடைத்து ஏற்றியதில், ஒன்பது டன் லாரியின் கிட்டத்தட்ட பதினெட்டு டன் எடை வரை எரு ஏற்ற முடிந்தது. அதே பாரத்துடன் என் விவசாய இடம் வரை லாரியை ஓட்டிச் செல்ல முடியாது. லாரி வெளியே வந்ததும், இன்னொரு லாரியில் பாதி லோடை மாற்றி விடுவேன்.
விலங்கியல் பூங்காவிலிருந்த பல்வேறு மிருகங்களின் கழிவுப் பொருட்களை வாங்கி எருவாக எடுத்து வருவதைப் பார்த்து மறுபடி கிராம மக்கள் சிரித்தார்கள்.
கிட்டத்தட்ட 200 விலங்கினங்களின் கழிவு கலந்த எரு அபாரமாக இருந்தது. அந்த எருவை போட்டதும், என் தாவரங்கள் சந்தோஷமாக வெடித்துக் கொண்டு வளர்ந்தன. அதன் பின் மல்பெர்ரி, பருத்தி, முட்டைக்கோஸ் போன்றவற்றையும் பயிரிட முடிந்தது.
புதிய பிரச்சனையாக அந்தப் பகுதியில் திடீரென்று பார்த்தீனியம் காடாக வளர்ந்துவிட்டது. அதை வேரோடு பிடுங்கிக் களைவதே மற்றவர்களுக்குப் பெரும்பாடாக இருந்தது. நான் வேரோடு பிடுங்கவில்லை. பார்த்தீனியத்தை அப்படியே வெட்டிச் சாய்க்க மட்டும் இரண்டு ஆட்களை போட்டேன். கொள்ளு போட்டு அதன் மீது வெட்டிய பார்த்தீனியத்தைப் போட்டதும். அந்த இடமே காடு போல் வளர்ந்து பூமியை மூடிவிட்டது.
நேரடியாக வெயில் விழாததால், தண்ணீர் வற்றிப் போகாமல், பயிரிட்ட தாவரங்களின் வேர்களில் ஈரப்பதம் தங்கியது. பத்துப் பதினைந்து நாட்களுக்கு ஒருமுறை தண்ணீர் பாய்ச்சினாலே போதுமானதாக இருந்தது. அது தாவர வளர்ச்சிக்கு மிகவும் பயன்பட்டது.
இப்படி எதுவெல்லாம் எனக்கு எதிராக இருக்கும் என்று சொல்லப்பட்டதோ, அதையெல்லாம் எனக்குச் சாதகமாக மாற்றிக் கொண்டு, அந்த மேட்டுச் சரிவில் வெற்றிகரமாக விவசாயம் செய்து காண்பித்தேன்.
பிற்பாடு, ஆன்மீகப் பாதையில் என் கவனம் திரும்பியதால், அந்த இடத்தை வேறொருவருக்குக் கொடுத்துவிட்டேன்.
‘முடவன் கொம்புத் தேனுக்கு ஆசைப்படலாமா?’ என்று ஒரு கூற்று இருப்பதைக் கேள்விப்பட்டேன். ஏன் ஆசைப்படக்கூடாது? தேனுக்கு ஆசைப்படும் அத்தனை பேரும் மரம் ஏறத் தெரிந்தவர்களாக இருக்க வேண்டும் என்ற அவசியம் இல்லை. தான் ஆசைப்பட்ட தேனைத் தன் கைக்குக் கொண்டு வரும் திறனை வளர்த்துக் கொண்டால் போதும்.