Mahashivratri not just a religious ritual
Synopsis: Is Mahashivratri just a religious belief and ritual or something more phenomenal happens on this day? What is the science behind its celebration and how can you benefit from this cosmic gift ? As Sadhguru explains, this day is not about any god or religion, but simply making use of nature's gift to us.
Synopsis: Is Mahashivratri just a religious belief and ritual or something more phenomenal happens on this day?...
February 19, 2020
A Fire Wash to ward of Evil and cure ailments?
Synopsis: What is Fire Wash (or Drishti as known in local Indian culture)? Is it just a superstitious ritual to ward of Evil? In this talk, Sadhguru explains the science behind this ancient Yogic practice of cleansing the energy body of the human system and how many chronic ailments have been cured simply by this process, especially in children suffering from ADH ailments. The Yogic sciences prescribe - "Panch...
Synopsis: What is Fire Wash (or Drishti as known in local Indian culture)? Is it just a superstitious ritual to...
October 28, 2019
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....
June 1, 2019
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.
Sadhguru narrates a short zen parable of a blind man carrying a lantern, and then explains what the parable is trying to say. We create processes to benefit our lives. These become part of our culture. But most times we forget why these processes were created in the first place, and start following them blindly. Over time, these get distorted and don't serve the purpose that they were designed for. The new generation then wonders and gets confused about whether it is needed for our life or not. Sadhguru emphasizes this with an example of a certain tradition followed in Karnataka.
Is it really true that Adi Shankaracharya entered the body of a king for some time? Due to certain situations, Adi Shankaracharya got into a debate with a woman. The woman, knowing that Adi Shankaracharya was a brahmchari, trapped him into experiential questions on sexuality. Adi Shankaracharya excused himself for a month, and went into a cave. He went into a King's body who had just died due to a cobra bite. Sadhguru explains the mechanics of prana, and how it is possible for someone to enter into another body.
These days many alternate healing techniques are available. One of them is 'Energy Healing'. It uses instruments like Tensor and Frequency Generators, for healing purposes. What do these machine really do? How do they cure? Are these processes safe, or can they cause more harm then good? Sadhguru elaborates on this aspect in this article.
All traditions sprout from an inner experience. In order to share it with others, it becomes a system, then a tradition. Tradition sometimes becomes a religion and sometimes many other things. In India, to preserve the purity of what was transmitted, a tradition of oral transmission was followed, called the Guru-Shishya Paramparya. Tradition per se is not important; it is only a means for the current generation to experience some glorious experience what was the genesis of the tradition. Traditions get distorted over a period of time. Any tradition that does not work, will get demolished. If you can bring the original experience back to people, they will anyway preserve it.
Samskara is used for two aspects. One is, the genetic memory that we carry; memory coming from previous generations. Another is the rituals that are performed after one's death. These two meanings are connected. Whether the memory that we are carrying through are genetics is a bondage or an advantage for us, simply depends on how much distance we are able to create with it. The way to create this distance is through yogic practices, and through death rituals. Death rituals are not for remembrance, but to distance ourselves from the genetic memory of are parents.
If you have observed, after taking a shower, you feel rejuvenated. This is because, when water flows over your body, it is not only about cleaning the dirt on your skin. Sadhguru says - "That is also happening of course, but beyond that, there is a certain cleansing of the akashic dimension of who you are". Around 12 to 18 inches of akash is around almost everyone. Cleaning this akash using fire is fire wash. Sadhguru says - "Using fire as a way of cleansing yourself is a very powerful system. This is known as Klesha Nashana Kriya, which means “to destroy or burn up the impurities in the system.”
How Does Linga Bhairavi Devi Know What I Want?
A Blind Man Carrying A Lantern – A Zen Story
Did Adi Shankaracharya Enter a Dead King’s Body
Why cremation is such an important ritual?
Does Energy Healing Really Work?
Are Traditions Important?
What is Samskara and the Significance of Death Rituals?
What is a Fire Wash (Klesha Nashana Kriya)?