October 4, 2014

What should a 20-year-old do in life?

At the threshold of our adult life, there are many things we can choose to do. The only question is how to make the right choice? How do I know I'm choosing the right course of my life? What are the checkpoints to consider? There isn't easy universal answer to this; we are all unique and because of that it takes each one of us to look at it individually.

Growing up I never knew what I will do in life, I barely spent any time thinking about it. I'm sure many of you were like that, simply living joyfully day by day. When I was about 15 or 16 my father and I got in to an argument, he got really mad seeing no concern about my future in me ( I was supposed to look anxious about it or something)  "What are you going to do in life?!" he shouted. I looked at the question sincerely, looked outside of our living room window for a moment and said to him something that only stirred more heat in him "I don't know, all I know is that I'm going to be happy in life" I said. Because such was my state at the moment - what else to seek? bliss is here!

This changed later in life as I got sucked in the ways of the society.. it wasn't anything short of a step backwards in the evolution - don't underestimate the power of the herd ;)
It took a lot of work to bring my self back to a point where simply just by siting I feel fulfilled, by simply walking I can experience deep sense of joy, looking at the sky can be such a profound experience, no need to pursue anything, once again "it's all here"
For many of us dropping the idea of erecting a goal somewhere in the future doesn't come easy. Majority usually end up running towards it believing that one day... one day I reach it and I'll be happy. This will NOT happen, nor did it ever truly happen for anyone in the passed.

 This 7 minutes short discourse by a humanitarian, yogi and mystic Sadhguru could make a world of a difference when it comes to deciding your future.



August 31, 2014

Blacksmith's Scrap Pile



Do you sometimes wonder why to hell all the ups and downs in my life? Why is it that things cannot remain constant? It seem like there is a great benefit to going through a hard times in life.


"There is a beautiful story in the yogic lore. Once there was a blacksmith in a village, a very poor man. It looked like he acted like a magnet to all the problems in the world. They were visiting him too often. But he was a devout, very prayerful person. Once, a friend of his who did not believe in all this came and said, “What nonsense, you going on praying to your god. Look at your life! All the time you are in trouble.”
So the blacksmith said, “See, I know only this profession. Everything I have learned, I have learned by being a blacksmith. If I want to make a useful tool, I take a piece of steel, heat it, beat it, cool it, heat it, beat it… If a piece of steel cannot take the heating and beating and cooling, then I throw it on the scrap heap. Otherwise it becomes a useful tool. So my prayer is only this: “Dear god, heat me, beat me, cool me, do whatever– but don’t ever throw me on the scrap heap.”
The scrap heap is a comfortable place. Nobody beats you, nobody heats you, nobody does anything to you, but you are on the scrap heap. You should not be afraid of pain, you should not be afraid of hardship, you should not be afraid of death. “Don’t put me on the scrap heap.” That should be the only fear for a person on the spiritual path."  ~Sadhguru

August 7, 2014

Knowing of the 'Knowing' - A Spoken Word Story by Sadhguru

Holi: Festival of Colors in Awesome HD Video





Holi is an annual Spring festival celebrated across India on the day after the full moon in early March. On this day, or sometimes several days, people come together across social boundaries, putting aside their differences and expressing their joy by holding public bonfires and throwing brightly-colored powders, liquid colors, and perfumes onto friends and family. The event commemorates several events in Indian lore, as well as the arrival of spring and it’s bright colors.

July 3, 2014

Kedarnath: A Tremendous Space

Sadhguru: Kedarnath is a tremendous space. The utterance of the sound “Shiva” attains a completely new dimension and significance in Kedar. It is a space which has been specially prepared for this particular sound. When we utter the word “Shiva,” it is the freedom of the uncreated, the liberation of one who is not created. It is not right to say this, but it is almost like on this planet, the sound “Shiva” emanates from this place. For thousands of years, people have experienced that space as a reverberation of that sound.