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Why Gorakhnath, the great Yogi, was punished by his Guru?

Synopsis: Gorakhnath was a highly accomplished Yogi with fierce love and devotion for his guru. He went on to establish one of the most widespread spiritual movement in India. Even today, The Gorakhnath followers (called "Nathis") are fierce saadhakas (yogic practitioners) and many have "attained", showing the richness of the system even after thousands of years. Gorakhnath's guru - Matsyendranath, considered...

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... by many as Shiva himself, was a realised being. What did Gorakhnath do to earn his guru's ire that he had to be punished? What is the story behind one of the most difficult Yoga posture called 'Gorakhnath asnaa' and what has it got to do with this punishment?

Synopsis: Gorakhnath was a highly accomplished Yogi with fierce love and devotion for his guru. He went on to establish...

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... one of the most widespread spiritual movement in India. Even today, The Gorakhnath followers (called "Nathis") are fierce saadhakas (yogic practitioners) and many have "attained", showing the richness of the system even after thousands of years. Gorakhnath's guru - Matsyendranath, considered by many as Shiva himself, was a realised being. What did Gorakhnath do to earn his guru's ire that he had to be punished? What is the story behind one of the most difficult Yoga posture called 'Gorakhnath asnaa' and what has it got to do with this punishment?

March 6, 2020

08:13

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...

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... nothing that the daily offering to Mahakala is fresh ashes from the cremation ground.

Synopsis: As Sadhguru explains, the Mahakaleshwar Temple (Ujjain, India) is one of the most powerfully energized...

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... 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 nothing that the daily offering to Mahakala is fresh ashes from the cremation ground.

February 12, 2020

2:51

Kala – Shiva’s Most Fierce Dimension

Synopsis: Of various forms of Shiva – the ‘Kala’ or ‘Mahakala’ is the most significant and fierce form. As ‘MahaKala’ – he is the Lord of Time. As ‘KaalBhairva’ – he is the destroyer of time. All physical existence happens within the ambit of Time. Once Time is destroyed – everything is over. Mukti (or Liberation) is to become free from cyclical movement of Life. It is in this context...

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... that Shiva is Worshipped as ‘Destroyer of Time’ as Death itself can be a doorway to liberation and not just simply means of disposing the body. Why is ‘Bhairavi Yatnaa’ - a process to destroy Time such a painful experience?

Synopsis: Of various forms of Shiva – the ‘Kala’ or ‘Mahakala’ is the most significant and fierce form....

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... As ‘MahaKala’ – he is the Lord of Time. As ‘KaalBhairva’ – he is the destroyer of time. All physical existence happens within the ambit of Time. Once Time is destroyed – everything is over. Mukti (or Liberation) is to become free from cyclical movement of Life. It is in this context that Shiva is Worshipped as ‘Destroyer of Time’ as Death itself can be a doorway to liberation and not just simply means of disposing the body. Why is ‘Bhairavi Yatnaa’ - a process to destroy Time such a painful experience?

February 12, 2020

4:30

Five layers of the human body

Synopsis: Sadhguru gives an insight into yogic physiology. There are five layers or sheaths of the body. First is food body, second is the mind body, third layer is the energy body. Sadhguru explains the 114 chakras, or energy nodes in the system. The fourth layer, is vigyanmaya kosha, or a transitional body, where physical is transitioning into non-physical. The fifth layer, is the bliss body. Sadhguru also...

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... explains how the number of breath one takes is directly related to perception.

Synopsis: Sadhguru gives an insight into yogic physiology. There are five layers or sheaths of the body. First...

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... is food body, second is the mind body, third layer is the energy body. Sadhguru explains the 114 chakras, or energy nodes in the system. The fourth layer, is vigyanmaya kosha, or a transitional body, where physical is transitioning into non-physical. The fifth layer, is the bliss body. Sadhguru also explains how the number of breath one takes is directly related to perception.

June 19, 2019

8:52

What is the significance of death rituals?

Synopsis: Sadhguru explains that once someone is certified by the doctor, still the person is not completely dead. Death happens as a process. After someone dies, fingernails keep growing up to 11 days. So, the withdrawal of life happens slowly as a process. With this understanding, there are various death rituals in India, which are carried out up to 14 days of a person's death

Synopsis: Sadhguru explains that once someone is certified by the doctor, still the person is not completely dead....

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... Death happens as a process. After someone dies, fingernails keep growing up to 11 days. So, the withdrawal of life happens slowly as a process. With this understanding, there are various death rituals in India, which are carried out up to 14 days of a person's death

June 1, 2019

9:15

Matsyendranath Gives a Lesson to Goraknath

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.

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June 27, 2019

3 min read

Why cremation is such an important ritual?

Why Cremation is such an important process - both for the Living and the Dead? What is the significance of dispersing ashes in the river? Sadhguru unravels it all....

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February 2, 2019

4 min read

Is There More To Kailash Than What We See?

Is there something more to Kailash than its visual beauty? Sadhguru tells us about the three dimensions of Kailash, and what is the best way to make use of the possibility when one visits Kailash. Some very simple tips - so that one can make the best use of this tremendous possibility.

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December 12, 2018

7 min read

What is a Pilgrimage?

Is there a difference between a pilgrim and a tourist? Both visit the same place! Sadhguru tells us that if you want to go on a pilgrimage, then you must totally give yourself to the journey and the place and not get distracted by your cellphone, or other things. Sadhguru tell is about his journey to Kailash over the last so many years, and how a pilgrimage to Kailash is a tremendous opportunity to return in an enhanced way.

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June 12, 2018

10 min read

Sadhguru, Why Don’t You Do Anything Supernatural?

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".

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July 28, 2017

4 min read

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