What is the significance of The Mahakaleshwar Temple?
Synopsis: As Sadhguru explains, the Mahakaleshwar Temple (Ujjain, India) is one of the most powerfully energized spaces. If you are receptive and go with certain preparation in the temple, it will shake you from the inside. The very nature of this 'Mahakala' form is that everything is burnt into ashes - that means you become free from the physical. It propels you towards your ultimate liberation. It is not for...
Synopsis: As Sadhguru explains, the Mahakaleshwar Temple (Ujjain, India) is one of the most powerfully energized...
February 12, 2020
Does it matter where you meditate?
Synopsis: Does it matter where you meditate? Many people think that one can meditate only in places of worship like temples, churches or other consecrated places. People undertake pilgrimages in search of these places. But will your meditation be ineffective if not done in such a place? What does Sadhguru say about the importance of right meditation place in your Sadhna?
Synopsis: Does it matter where you meditate? Many people think that one can meditate only in places of worship...
October 19, 2019
What is the significane of Bhairavi Punya Puja?
Synopsis: Sadhguru reveals that not all psychological problems that people are going through have a pathological basis - many of them are suffering because of the situations where they exist. Punya Puja is a way to energize or consecrate your entire home. Punya means actions which increase the effervescence of life within you. The punya puja makes the space in the house come alive. Sadhguru tells a simple experiment...
Synopsis: Sadhguru reveals that not all psychological problems that people are going through have a pathological...
December 17, 2018
Shiva found access to the reality of creation in utter stillness or in absolute movement. Intrigued by watching him move from utter stillness to mad dance, and being in absolute ecstasy in both, the Gandharvas and Yakshas were keen to get an grasp of this experience. To have an insider, they plotted and got Shiva married to Sati. Sadhguru narrates the story of how Sati burnt herself up in the ceremonial fire, and how 54 Shakti Sthalas were born when a despondent Shiva carried her rotting corpse.
Unfortunately people today think that temples are places of prayer. Only in South India, people have still kept the basic instructions of going to the temple alive. Temples are not places of worship, they are not places to ask, it is a place to receive. You must sit there for some time and imbibe the energy. Sadhguru says - "You are not going there to tell god what he should do – you are there to make yourself available to a dimension of energy that you by yourself are not able to generate".
The Natadreeswarar temple is located mid way along Cauvery river's path, so its referred as the navel of Cauvery. Sadhguru tells us that the sand linga is still physically intact, and though it was consecrated 6000 years ago, in terms of energy it is still explosive. Sadhguru says - "It is generally believed that Agastya muni left his energies and his subtle body in this space".
The word 'kashi' means tower of light. Sadhguru says - "This beam of light is the symbolism of Kashi, because Kashi is a machine, a yantra, a cosmogenic effort to bring the cosmos to you". Sadhguru tells us that in his experience the real energy structure of kashi is 33 feet above ground, and is going upto 7200 feet. At one time, there were over 72,000 shrines, each with their own method, but all with only one goal, that of - mukti (liberation). No one really knows how old the city is, as Mark Twain said "it's older than the legend". The city has been ravaged multiple times, and a lot of it is damaged. Still, Sadhguru says that energy wise it's still phenomenal.
We have many desires and aspirations. How does Linga Bhairavi Devi really know what I want? And, will she make all my desires come true? How does Devi really make things that we want manifest in our lives? Sadhguru tells us - a bicycle doesn't know where you want to go, it just enhances your journey. Like that, Devi isn't really interested in where you want to go, she just enhances your ability to go there. Read on to find out the best way to be to receive Devi's grace to manifest your aspirations and desires.
The whole creation is rooted in nothingness. It is from this nothingness that billions of galaxies and all life sprouted. Zero means, it's limitless, and it can never be matched by any number, because a number, no matter how big is always limited. Dhyanalinga is a possibility that exhibits both the exuberance of the numbers, and the stillness of zero. In it's presence, it becomes very simple to know the fundamental dimension of life. Everything comes from zero, and everything goes back to the zero. Dhyanalinga is a strong reminder, an exuberant manifestation of life, at the same time absolutely still like nothingness.
What you always wanted to know about Dhyanalinga. Why is there a tamarind tree in front of Dhyanalinga with black cloths tied to it? Why are there so many downward flowing snake sculptures? Are the Patanjali & Vanashree in the parikrama also energized in some way? Why is there a Nada Aradhana every day? Can a human being become like Dhyanalinga? If we visit Dhyanalinga once, can we access Dhyanalinga wherever we are?
Different people, different form, different spaces - all have an impact on you. Your body is accumulated food from the outside. Life can not be measured, but can be known. Only physical aspects can be measured. Sadhguru shares an incident, when he sat for meditation, the instruments measuring his vitals, pronounced him dead! Consecration is that dimension of energy which is not physical. It's very important for individual wellbeing to live in consecrated spaces, especially for children below 14 years of age.
Sadhguru tells us about the initiation process performed at Kailash, and how it opens one up to absorb the possibilities that Kailash offers. He also explains that the information stored in Kailash is largely in the non-physical dimension, and because of that the physical also reverberates a certain way. Sadhguru says, the reason why he goes to Kailash every year - "The sheer immensity of Kailash draws me there. No matter how many times and in how many ways you look at it, still there are endless other ways to look at it".
Q: Sadhguru, in India there are lingas everywhere. In what way is the Dhyanalinga different from other lingas? Are there other lingas in the world or is it a science limited to Indian culture? You also say it is not a religious symbol. How so? What is the science behind the making of the Dhyanalinga? Sadhguru says - "The science of linga-making is a huge experiential possibility, and has been there for thousands of years.....The Dhyanalinga, which is empowered with all the seven chakras, was consecrated by prana pratishtha."
Shiva traveled to many places in India. Sadhguru tells us about four significant spaces where he spent time - Kailash, Velliangiri, Kashi and Kantisarovar. He elaborates on the power and energy of these spaces, and why they are significant for any spiritual seeker.
The Story of Shiva and Sati – Birth of 54 Shakti Sthalas
How To Be In an Indian Temple?
Significance of Natadreeswarar Temple
What Is The Significance of Kashi
How Does Linga Bhairavi Devi Know What I Want?
Dhyanalinga – The Significance of the Zero
Dhyanalinga – Mystries Revealed!
Living in Consecrated Spaces
Is Kailash a Mystical Library?
What is the science and history of lingas?
The Story – When Shiva Lost His Home (Badrinath)
Four Significant Places Where Shiva Spent Time