" The #Adiyogi brought this possibility that a human being need not be contained in the defined limitations of our species. There is a way to be contained in physicality but not to belong to it. There is a way to inhabit the body but never become the body. There is a way to use your mind in the highest possible way but still never know the miseries of the mind. Whatever dimension of existence you are in right now, you can go beyond that – there is another way to live. He said, “You can evolve beyond your present limitations if you do the necessary work upon yourself.” That is the significance of the Adiyogi." ~Sadhguruji
What Does It Mean to Be a Yogi? "If you are really conscious that time is ticking away, you will naturally long to become a yogi." #HathaYoga is a tremendous possibility if it is practiced and transmitted in its right sense.
Right now, hatha yoga is widely perceived as an exercise form. Changing this perception is an onerous task.
Hatha yoga is not about losing weight, fixing your back, or getting healthy. Those are consequences, not the purpose.
Exercise is a very recent idea. In earlier generations, only wrestlers and warriors exercised. The rest of the people just worked. There was a lot of physical activity, so naturally, people were well-exercised.
Getting the idea out of people’s heads that yoga is an ancient form of exercise is a big task by itself. But if we don’t do this, true yoga will not happen.
When you do Surya Namaskar for example, do not focus on your muscles but on becoming in sync with the source of all energy in this solar system.
How long will it take to get there?
How long does it take to become a yogi? It can be a moment, it can be a millennium, or it can be never.
You might as well ask how long it takes to fall in love with someone, or how long it takes to become a devotee. You can set a time only for physical aspects, not the subtler aspects of life.
If your goal is to become a yoga teacher, five-and-a-half months are good enough. "If your goal is to become a yogi, it may happen in five-and-a-half seconds, or it may not happen in five-and-a-half lifetimes, because it is not of the physical nature."
*It depends on how an individual being allows it to happen.* To be a Yogi
It is my wish that at least an element of being a yogi comes into people’s lives. Otherwise, something very fundamental is going waste.
Bending and twisting your body has its benefits for your physical health, but there is much more to being a yogi. Some sense of being a little more than the physical body is the important thing.
Even if you are not like that 24 hours of the day, at least a few moments in a day you should be a yogi. "If you keep it alive, things that you do not understand, things that you have never experienced, will happen to you.
What is Sadhana, and what role does it play on the spiritual path?
When we say sadhana, we are not talking about any particular aspect.
We are talking about using every aspect of life – both internal and external – so that it is a continuous nurturing for your life.
Because the very nature of a human being is such, unless there is some dynamism, some movement in his life towards betterment within and outside of himself, he will feel frustrated.
He has to keep moving to a newer and newer possibility.
Sadhana is that which facilitates that. "Everything can be sadhana. The way you eat, the way you sit, the way you stand, the way you breathe, the way you conduct your body, mind and your energies and emotions – this is sadhana." Sadhana does not mean any specific kind of activity, sadhana means you are using everything as a tool for your wellbeing. 🙆🙆🙆 https://youtu.be/SmKcmEHpD7Y
Being true and genuine and living honestly without enough wisdom about real insight about cause and effect can actually do more harm than good. Sometimes we have to learn the hard way to wake up. But that which is not good and skilful can always bring us insight about what is good and skilful but that requires one to be true to your self and not blame other things or people. All the answers lies within/ in front of us if we are just willing and are brave enough to witness it. It is not always an easy and painless path to become self aware of that which lies within and to witness your default and unskillful acts but one thing is for sure that if you are brave enough to go that path the effort in doing it will be worth it. There is only one ☝🏼 way and that is to go within facing all fears and facing all darkness and the what seems to be endless chatter.
-Buddhang Saranang Gaccami, Dhammang Saranang Gaccami, Sangham Saranang Gaccami-
Aum Na Ma Shi Va Ya 🕉🙏🏼☸️🙏🏼☮️🙏🏼☯️🔱❤️#meditation#anapanasati#vipassana#kammatan#metta#thankfull#lovingkindness#higherconsciousness#adiyogi#lersi#rishi#aum#shiva#awakening#awareness#fear#nothingness#buddha#dhamma#dharma#sangha#buddhanaturewithin#lookwithin#selfmastery
Happy International Yoga Day. I started practicing yoga 3 years ago and it has transformed my life like nothing else. Yoga is the source of inner well being, it is the tool of life of oneness towards this very beautiful world. I want to thank India for giving us this beautiful gift. #adiyogi#internationalyogaday#union .
🔱duḥkheṣhv-anudvigna-manāḥ sukheṣhu vigata-spṛihaḥ
vīta-rāga-bhaya-krodhaḥ sthita-dhīr munir uchyate. 🔱 ! ♥️Bhagavad Gita, chapter 2, verse 56 ✔️Translation: One whose mind remains undisturbed amidst misery, who does not crave for pleasure, and who is free from attachment, fear, and anger, is called a sage of steady. ▪️▪️▪️▫️▫️▪️▪️▫️▫️🌀▫️▪️🔆An enlightened person does not allow the mind to harbor the material frailties of lust, anger, greed, envy, etc. Only then can the mind steadily contemplate on transcendence and be fixed in the divine. If one permits the mind to brood over miseries, then the contemplation on the divine ceases and the mind is dragged down from the transcendental level. The process of torture works in the same manner. More than the present pain itself, it is the memories of past pain and apprehensions of future pain that torment the mind. But when the mind drops these two and has to simply grope with the present sensation, the pain surprisingly shrinks to a manageable (within the limits of tolerance) size. ♻️Similarly, if the mind craves external pleasures, it runs to the objects of enjoyment, and is again diverted from divine contemplation. So a sage of steady wisdom is one who does not allow the mind to hanker for pleasure or lament for miseries. Further, such a sage does not permit the mind to succumb to the urges of fear and anger. In this way, the mind becomes situated on the transcendental level. #internationalyogaday#yoga#roots#bhagavadgita#jaishrikrishna#yogchittvritnaroda#adiyogi#sadhguru#lordshiva#shakti#bhakti#karma#jnana#kriya#kundalini#meditation
Seemed like a fitting way to celebrate International Yoga Day by visiting the Adiyogi Shiva statue in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. At 112 feet, it weights 500 tons and is the largest bust in the world (or so says Guinness world records). It sits at the foot of the mountains, the gateway to Isha Yoga centre. Shiva's known as the originator of yoga, and "Adiyogi" literally means "first yogi", apparently. Must've done something right to get this seriously epic bust. #internationalyogaday#shiva#adiyogi#bust#yoga#coimbatore#TamilNadu#India
🕉️#WorldYogaDay : 21st June (Wednesday)🇮🇳
@sadhguru : In the yogic culture, Shiva is not known as a god, but as the #Adiyogi or the first #Yogi – the originator of #YOGA . He was the one who first put this seed into the human mind. According to the yogic lore, over 15,000 years ago, Shiva attained to his full #enlightenment & abandoned himself in an intense ecstatic dance upon the #Himalayas . When his ecstasy allowed him some movement, he danced wildly. When it became beyond movement, he became utterly still.
People saw that he was experiencing something that nobody had known before, something that they were unable to fathom. Interest developed & people came wanting to know what this was. They came, they waited and they left because the man was oblivious to other people’s presence. He was either in intense dance or absolute stillness, completely uncaring of what was happening around him. Soon, everyone left.
Except for seven men.
These seven people were insistent that they must learn what this man had in him, but #LordShiva ignored them. They pleaded & begged him, “Please, we want to know what you know.” Shiva dismissed them & said, “You fools. The way u are, u are not going to know in a million years. There is a tremendous amount of preparation needed for this. This is not entertainment.” So they started preparing. Day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year, they prepared. Shiva just chose to ignore them. On a full moon day, after eighty-four years of sadhana, when the solstice had shifted from the summer solstice to the winter solstice-which in this tradition is known as Dakshinayana- the Aadiyogi looked at these seven people and saw that they had become shining receptacles of knowing. They were absolutely ripe to receive. He could not ignore them anymore. They grabbed his attention.