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Kailash Manasarovar Sojourn

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A pilgrimage is fundamentally to subdue the sense of who you are Is to become nothing in the process of just walking and climbing and subjecting yourself to various arduous processes of nature So always these places of pilgrimage in the ancient past were always located in such places where a person has to go through a certain amount of physical, mental and every kind of hardship to get there so that in the process he becomes less than who he thinks he is right now It's a phenomenal amount of mystical work has happened in this part of the world We're in the land of mysticism Nepal is, at least at one time was wholly dedicated to the mystical aspect of life This is an experiment where they tried to make the whole nation into a tantric body They tried to use the whole geography of the land to create like a body with all the chakras established Certain parts of India five, six, seven thousand years ago this kind of thing was there with the whole nation The whole land, the whole continent was dedicated to inner wellbeing, the human being But later on, things took on and external wellbeing became more significant than the inner wellbeing But in the recent past, probably, not probably, it is that Tibet is the only place where a whole nation was dedicated to inner wellbeing of the human being One in every six men in Tibet were monks That means about 15 or 16 percent of the the population were monks Lhasa has been known as a forbidden city as nobody other than the initiated were allowed into the city because it has been a history of such vibrant, alive spiritual process a no holds barred spiritual process that they did not want the uninitiated to come in and make the wrong conclusions about them Being there today at the Potala Palace if I look at it from the perspective of giants like Patanjali or Agastya muni or Shiva himself let's say some truly great scientists were doing something something very big, let's say space technology or nuclear technology and a few children were not supposed to take anything from there they picked up bits and pieces, here, there everything and they somehow put it together like toys They were only trying to make toys but they ended up with a spacecraft That is how Tibetan Buddhism looks to me That is the beauty of it That is the simplicity of it At the same time that is its frailty also This whole universe is Shiva. Why do we come to this particular place just to see him? Right now you think everywhere there is Shiva and it didn't work isn't it? It's not worked If it happened experientially it would have worked miraculously but it's somebody else's idea Somebody said everywhere there is Shiva You picked up that idea, it didn't work for you So one possibility, one dose which could have worked wonderfully has been wasted So the next dose would not be revealed to you It must be injected Otherwise it won't work Everything will go waste That's why I keep saying never read any spiritual books Cause alll the possibilities will destroy intellectually Any one of them could have worked for you if it was given to you at the right moment in the right way But because you think you know everything, nothing works Last time when I came and saw the highway being laid my heart sank because all the beauty that you're seeing around you may not exist for too long Because the place is so rich with mineral resource All the beautiful hills and mountains that you're seeing around you Their lifespan may be another fifteen, twenty years They'll all be dug up very soon When you learn to keep your own ideas and emotions and thoughts and opinions aside and do what is needed in the world that is a spiritual process For most people spirituality is just an entertainment because they only talk about it If you have at least a moment experienced something that you think is worthwhile you must pit your life for it See if you have any sense in your head whatever you feel is worthwhile don't do what I think Whatever you feel is truly worthwhile, you pit your life for that Otherwise what's the point living here This is not just a water body It's a tremendous phenomena, so we'll set up a certain process till then nobody touch the water nobody enter the lake We will set up a certain process so that you'll be receptive to what's happening there This is not just another body of water This is something else I don't know enough English words to even describe it I don't know any words to describe it I mean it's very emotional. I'm finding it hard to speak right now I don't know. I'm just amazed that I've come here in the presence of Sadhguru I just can't thank whoever it is I need to thank for this moment This is supposed to be one of the last remnants of the Tetis Ocean or the sea which in many ways happens to be the crucible of human evolution on this planet In this few lifetimes of spiritual pursuit I have been to any number of places of enormous power and possibility but I haven't seen anything like this This is a place, I don't know if there's another place like this This is a place where there's a constant traffic of beings and energy forms which are not of this Earth In the past I have known many situations in my life when I have witnessed this kind of transactions but not in this volume and this variety This must have been happening here for, I don't know how many million years Yoga can be transmitted many different levels One is towards one's physical and mental wellbeing Or it could be transmitted as a tool for ultimate wellbeing Or it can be used as a key to open up the mystical dimensions of life If you know Hindu Puranas and things like that you would find any number of stories where beings who did not belong to this Earth came--the yakshas, the ganas Since yesterday evening what I'm seeing here I'm willing to believe any damn fib that anybody says because this is biggest than the tallest stories that I've heard So, I have heard such stories too about a thousand things came out of Manasarovar which includes Kalpavriksha, the Kamadenhu, the Akshayapatra All the wonderful things that our mythology has ever spoken about That may be just a poetic expression for the grand things that are happening here That may be all the highest things that they could think of A list of thousand things All the things are here in subtle form I think it's more a poetic expression of what's happening Cause what's happening here is bigger than Ayur Avatar What's happening here is bigger than Kalpavriksha What's happening here is, is far more than anybody can imagine because imagination is limited to what we have seen on the planet and exaggerated This is not of this planet. This is... .Damn thing is......confusing the hell out of me. Right from my childhood I have made many trips to many places. Wild and wonderful places But I have to say that Kailash in terms of its possibility and the immensity of what it is I have never seen anything like that till now This whole area from Far East Asian countries to the Indian subcontinent to the Central Asian countries including Russia and even in spaces as far as Middle East In all these places Kailash has been viewed as a very sacred space for centuries The first time that you saw Kailash that's the southern face That is Agastya's See, Agastya muni deposted his work into the southern face Everything that you learn as Isha Yoga is just a small part of his work This form has been so immense and no wonder so many glorious beings chose to invest all that they knew into this outcrop of black granite All that one is looking for either spiritually, mystically I would go ahead and say even scientifically seems to be invested there For ages I really do not know how far the written history talks about this but the yogic lore talks about 25, 30,000 years ago people were still even at that time people were going to Kailash and probably the written history talks about three thousand to four thousand years Everybody, let's move! Slowly the power of this place, the immensity of this place the knowledge of this place That's what is most intriguing and overwhelming for me the knowledge of the place How it got invested there and how it retained it in a very live, reverberating way attracted every religion in this part of the world The Jains claimed it as theirs The Buddhists claimed it as theirs The Bon religions claims it as theirs It doesn't belong to anybody This is a treasure house for the world This is not about belonging to this sect or that sect This is a true treasure house The idea of giving you a glimpse of something is so that you have the sense to work for it create the necessary strength and system within you where you can receive an experience and live in ways that human beings have not even imagined This pilgrimage to Manasarovar and Kailash I'm not in an inner state where I need to do any pilgrimage but still it's been astounding for me It's been absolutely astounding for me in terms of experience I effort to say something about what's Kailash It seems ridiculous to me because before I utter a word it's meaningless in my mouth I really don't wish to say anything All I can say is, uh Whatever temples and places and whatever that may be there in the world I've been to many truly sacred places I've been to many truly powerful places I've seen many powerful beings When I bow down to them I'm genuine but I bow down to them a little less than I would bow down to my guru Always It doesn't matter whether it's Kedar or this or Gautam Buddha or whoever comes in front of me I bow down to them genuinely but just little bit less than what I would bow down to my guru When I bow down to Kailash I bow down to him the same way I would bow down to my guru Never before I've done that in my whole life That's all I can say I've not done that to anything or anybody in my whole life I always kept a little bit extra but this once when I bowed down I really bowed down as I do to him

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Duration: 24 minutes and 31 seconds
Country: India
Language: English
License: All rights reserved
Producer: Isha Foundation
Director: Isha Foundation
Views: 98
Posted by: ishafoundation on Jul 11, 2010

Join Sadhguru as he leads 200 participants into the sacred land of Tibet and into the mystical Lake Manasarovar and Kailash Mountain.

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