When Adi Shankaracharya Drank a Pot Full of Alcohol
Synopsis: Adi Shankaracharya was an early 8th century Indian philosopher and theologian who consolidated the doctrine of Advaita Vedanta. He is credited with unifying and establishing the main currents of thought in Hinduism. Many consider him Hinduism's greatest thinker. Sadhguru narrates a captivating incidence from his life, when he drank a pot full of arrack (a local Indian brew)!
Synopsis: Adi Shankaracharya was an early 8th century Indian philosopher and theologian who consolidated the doctrine...
February 15, 2020
What are Chakras? Open up mystical dimensions by activating your chakras
Synopsis: A seeker asks Sadhguru - "I wanted to know how does a guru transfer the yogic knowledge or information by means of transmission? The mechanics of it, the mechanics of that. How is it done?" Sadhguru explains about the 114 chakras within the human system. He tells us that 2 of these are outside the system, and 112 are within the physical body. Corresponding to these, Adiyogi, expounded 112 ways to meditate,...
Synopsis: A seeker asks Sadhguru - "I wanted to know how does a guru transfer the yogic knowledge or information...
June 8, 2019
What is Tantra? Are all Guru’s Tantriks? | Sadhguru Wisdom
Synopsis: Sadhguru says, unfortunately today, Tantra is misunderstood as 'unbridled promiscuity'. Tantra means technology, it means certain capability. Tantra actually requires extreme discipline. It is learning to use your own body and your own mind like an outside instrument - as you would use a computer. Without Tantrik capabilities one can not be a Guru. One can be a sage, who blesses. But blessings are...
Synopsis: Sadhguru says, unfortunately today, Tantra is misunderstood as 'unbridled promiscuity'. Tantra means...
May 18, 2019
Who can be a Guru – A Saint, Sage or a Seer?
Synopsis: What do we seek in a Guru? In India, there are many saints, sages and seers - who can bless, have knowledge about life, and can see life just the way it is. So, are they Gurus? Or can they be Gurus? Sadhguru answers... how he became a guru and what we need to do to explore mystical aspects and experiences in our life.
Synopsis: What do we seek in a Guru? In India, there are many saints, sages and seers - who can bless, have knowledge...
June 25, 2018
What is the Best Way to Be With You?
Synopsis: What is the best way to be with Sadhguru? Investigator? Spectator? Disciple? Student? Devotee? Which are you? What kind of relationship do you want... find out!
Synopsis: What is the best way to be with Sadhguru? Investigator? Spectator? Disciple? Student? Devotee? Which...
June 6, 2018
Ever wondered what is the first thing Sadhguru does in the morning? Or the first thing that comes to his mind? How does he define his role as a Guru? In this interesting interview with Schweizer Illustrierte, Sadhguru reveals these interesting aspects, and also delves upon what transformation really means. In conclusion he says, englightenment is not a luxury, it is a necessity!
Goraknath was a very powerful yogi. Although it has been almost two thousand years since his time, still his followers are found in great numbers - they are known as 'kanfats' - recognized by the big hole in their ears. Gorknath's guru was Matsyendranath, a yogi of tremendous capabilities. Sadhguru tells us a story, on how Goraknath took matters into his own hands when he saw his master getting trapped in worldly pleasures.
This article is a must read for all those seeking the path to liberation. Sadhguru tells us that being a disciple, or a devotee is a quality. He also tells us, that If you have met your guru, it is time for you to step into Him, only then something will happen. If you go on analyzing, go on contemplating, then nothing much is going to happen.
The first full moon after the summer solstice (Dakshinayana) is Guru Purnima. It is the day the first Guru was born. Shiva is referred as Adiyogi - the first yogi. After much insistence and preparation by his seven disciples; on the first full moon after Dakshinayana, he transformed himself into a Guru. Adi Guru - the first guru. This was the most significant day for humanity, since it is on this day the possibility of transcending opened up for a human being. Guru Purnima is about transcendence and liberation, and the story of Guru Purnima predates all religions.
On Guru Purnima, the position of the moon and planets is such that it creates a receptivity in people to the guru. Traditionally, in India, to make the best use of it, people would stay out at night in the moonlight, along with their guru. This month is the best time to receive the Guru's Grace. With Grace, a person can enhance himself to another dimension of existence and capability. To enhance your receptivity, it is best that 'you do not do anything of your own, so that you become less of yourself'.
Sadhguru tells us the probable reason why Adiyogi decided to teach only one of the seven aspects of yoga to each of the Saptrishi; and how by offering him whatever they had learnt as guru dakshina and becoming empty, all the the seven aspects (112 ways) became present in all seven of them!
Sadhguru Sri Brahma was a being of enormous power and capabilities, and yet he could not succeed in his mission. The reason was that he was too much power. Sadhguru says - "He thought he will burn his way through the world, but it did not work". During intense processes, Sadhguru keeps Sadhguru Sri Brahma's picture as a reminder for himself. He says - "But not allowing that special thing to happen is my work because if I flare up into something supernatural, it will happen, but the purpose for which we are there will not happen".
This is a beautiful short article by Sadhguru, where Sadhguru tells us how Guru is like a director of the movie of your life! He says - "If you hold the hand of the director, then it can be a wonderful experience, and above all, you can retire and watch the movie."
In the yogic tradition masters have used many unique methods for their disciples. Sadhguru says - "Each master made it happen to people in many strange ways. Because every master expresses himself in his own way, each one of them faces different types of resistance in society". Here Sadhguru tells us the story of Ribhu Maharishi and his disciple Nidhaga.
Sadhguru tells us about the guru-shishya paramparya. The spiritual aspects were never written down, because once it is written, anyone can read and misinterpret. Only once a person has attained a certain level of experience within himself, he should know, others should not. So, that is how it was transmitted. Sadhguru also tells us about the significance of a guru for someone on a spiritual path.
Sadhguru – What Do You Do As a Guru?
Matsyendranath Gives a Lesson to Goraknath
How Do I Express My Gratitude To You?
If I Meet My Guru, Will I Be Liberated?
Why Do We Celebrate Guru Purnima?
How to Recieve Guru’s Grace on Guru Purnima?
Shiva And His 7 Disciples (Saptrishis)
Sadhguru, Why Don’t You Do Anything Supernatural?
What is The Role of a Guru?
The Story of Ribhu Maharishi and Nidhaga
Why Should Yoga Be Imparted Orally – The Guru-Shishya Paramparya