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गौतम बुद्ध के 2500 सालों बाद अब होगा धर्म चक्र परिवर्तन

गौतम बुद्ध ने कहा कि उनके जाने के दो हजार पाँच सौ वर्षों के बाद, एक नए चक्र का आरंभ होगा। हम ये देखने के लिए यहां नहीं होंगेए पर विशेष रूप से भारत में और कई रूपों में दुनिया के कई हिस्सों में ख़ास कर आध्यात्मिक तल पर नए विकास होंगे। कई रूपों में, यह अपनी तरह की अनूठी क्रांति होगी।
मैं यह दावा नहीं करता कि हम जिस समय में जी रहे हैं वह अनंत काल का सबसे महत्वपूर्ण समय है। ऐसा नहीं है। इतिहास का चाहे जो भी समय रहा हो, हर पीढ़ी के लिए वही समय अपने-आप में खास था। लेकिन इतिहास के अलग-अलग पड़ाव पर, जीवन के कुछ पक्ष खास हो जाते हैं।

आध्यात्मिक रूप से महत्वपूर्ण समय

यह समय, दुनिया के लिए आध्यात्मिक रूप से सबसे महत्वपूर्ण समय है। इस समय दुनिया में इतना आराम मौजूद है, जितना पहले कभी नहीं था।
इससे पहले कभी आम लोग इतनी बड़ी संख्या में आध्यात्मिकता की ओर नहीं आए थे। दुनिया में कलह और क्लेश बढ़ा है तो आंतरिक जगत में रुचि भी बढ़ी है। एक तरह से देखा जाए तो यह एक महत्वपूर्ण कदम है। अगर यह प्रक्रिया जारी रहती है, अगर धरती पर लोगों की यह रुचि बनी रहती है, तो यह कई तरह से मानवता के लिए समाधान व मोक्ष होगा।
अब तक इंसान की दिलचस्पी बाहरी दुनिया को जीतने में थी। विज्ञान और तकनीक के तरक्की के साथ हमने बाहरी दुनिया के साथ बहुत कुछ कर लिया है। बड़ी तेजी से, पिछली दो सदियों के दौरान, हमें एहसास हो गया है कि केवल बाहरी जगत जीतने से बात नहीं बनेगी। अगर हम विज्ञान और तकनीक की मदद के बिना बाहरी जगत को जीतने की कोशिश करते, तो शायद हमें इस बात को समझने में कई सदियाँ या सहस्राब्दियां और लग जातीं।
एक समय था, जब एक अशोक या एक गौतम बुद्ध को एहसास हुआ कि केवल बाहरी जीत से कुछ हासिल नहीं होगा। परंतु आज, दुनिया का आम नागरिक भी इसे समझने लगा है। ऐसा केवल इसलिए है क्योंकि हमारे पास विज्ञान और तकनीक है जिसकी मदद से हम देख सकते हैं, कि हम बाहरी दुनिया में चंद्रमा व मंगल तक तो पहुंच गए लेकिन अगर भीतर की बात करें, तो हम कहीं नहीं पहुँच पा रहे। ऐसा क्षण, आध्यात्मिक रूप से महत्वपूर्ण होता है। यह संसार कहीं अधिक आध्यात्मिक होता जा रहा है क्योंकि कई रूपों में संघर्ष, कलह और कष्ट अपने शिखर पर हैं।
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How To Meditate - Sadhguru Vasudev

The moment we utter the word “meditation,” there are all kinds of misconceptions about it. First of all the English word “meditation” doesn’t mean anything in the sense, if you close your eyes and sit, in English we call it “meditation.” You can sit with your eyes closed and do many things. There are many dimensions. You can do japa, tapa, dharana, dhyana, samadhi, shoonya. Or you might have just mastered the art of sleeping in vertical postures!

So what is this thing that we call as meditation? Generally we assume that people are referring to what is known as dhyan or dhyana. In that context of referring to dhyan as meditation, it is not something that you can do. Nobody can do meditation. The reason why most people who have tried meditation have come to the conclusion that it’s very difficult or impossible is because they are trying to do it.
You cannot do meditation but you can become meditative. Meditation is a certain quality. It is not a certain act. If you cultivate your body, your mind, your energies and your emotions to a certain level of maturity, meditation will naturally happen. It is just like if you keep the soil fertile, if you give it the necessary manure and water and if the right kind of seed is there, it will grow and bloom into flowers and fruits.
Flowers and fruits will come out of a plant not because you want it, but simply because you created the necessary, conducive atmosphere. Similarly, if you create the necessary atmosphere within yourself, on all the four dimensions of who you are, then meditation will naturally flower within you. It is a certain fragrance that one can enjoy within himself.

Meditation and the Mind

The mind does not like meditation because if you keep the body still, the mind will also naturally become still. This is why so much stress has been laid in yoga on hatha yoga and asanas. If you just learn how to keep your body absolutely still, then your mind will also become still. I want you to just observe yourself and see how many unnecessary movements your body makes when you stand, sit or speak. If you look at your life, you will see that more than half the time is taken up in these things that you yourself don’t care for.
If you keep the body still, the mind will slowly start collapsing and the mind knows that it will become enslaved if it allows this. The main aspect of meditation is, right now your mind is the boss and you are the slave. As you meditate and become more meditative, you will become the boss and your mind will become the slave and that is how it should always be. If you don’t know how to keep the mind as a slave, it will put you through all kinds of endless suffering. If you allow the mind to rule, it is a terrible master. But as a slave, the mind is wonderful – it is a miraculous slave.
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Don’t Wait ‘til Death to Come Alive!

A survivor of a near-death incident asks Sadhguru how to experience life more intensely. Instead of waiting for your car to crash, says Sadhguru, you can be alive to life in every moment.

Practicing for the Grave

Unfortunately, for a whole lot of people, they come alive only when you threaten them with death – whether it is war, or a car crash. When mortality confronts you in a big way, that is when you become fully alive – unfortunate! When you truly, genuinely confront your mortal nature, you understand that your aliveness is the most important thing.
When you truly, genuinely confront your mortal nature, you understand that your aliveness is the most important thing.
When I watch people, it looks like they are all practicing for the grave – what kind of pose, what kind of facial expressions they must have when they are in their grave. They do not understand they are mortal. They think they are going to be here forever, so they are practicing death when they are alive. But when you threaten them with death, they will become alive. Why do you think Krishna chose to give his teaching in a battlefield? Not in the quietness of an ashram, not in the beautiful jungles of India, not in the Himalayan cave, but on a treacherous battlefield – because without being threatened with mortality, most human beings do not have the intelligence to look at their life.
I think when these self-driving cars come, a lot of people may get realized! After some time, maybe you will learn to sleep on it, that is different, but initially, you do not know whether it is going to brake or not. You do not know whether it will stop in time or it will crash. I think in the first few months after self-driving cars become legal, there may be some realization on the planet! We must be ready for some enlightened people.

Coming Alive to Life

Do not wait for a car crash. You must know you may collapse and die right now. I am not wishing this on you. I will bless you with a long life. But it is possible. Every day so many people die like that. Sitting, standing, lying down – they die in all kinds of postures.
When you realize that you could die, suddenly you value life, becoming alive to it. I keep reminding people, in this life you cannot fail, everyone shall pass. You never saw anyone who was detained because they did not do life properly. Everyone passes. But most will pass without ever knowing what they passed through.
When you were about to crash, for a few moments you knew what you were passing through. The rest of the time, you do not know. Right now, your cerebral drama is overlapping upon everything. That means your silly creation is overlapping the magnificent creation that we are living in. When your silly creation broke, when you could not think or emote because of the sheer danger of the situation, suddenly it felt like you were truly alive. We are teaching you yoga, we are initiating you into so many processes just to help you distance yourself from your own drama, so that the cosmic drama comes into your perception. Without this, there is nothing to this life.
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Sahasrar Chakra – Inebriation and Ecstasy : Sadhguru

Sahasrar is not a path. When we use the word “path”, it means a demarcated way, an established way. If there has to be demarcation, you need a physical space. Sahasrar is not a physical space. It has a presence in the geography of the body, but it does not represent a physical space. Because of this, there is no path.
There are any number of indications about this in the tradition but one dramatic example would probably be of Totapuri and Ramakrishna Paramahamsa. Ramakrishna, who was a bit too much into Sahasrar, wouldn’t have lasted long because that is not a space where one can hold on to the physical body and exist. As ecstatic and fantastic as it is, it is not a living space, it is a “going” space. Once in a way, you can touch it and be back. When someone stays there for too long, the body will not hold.
Sahasrar is not a physical space. It has a presence in the geography of the body, but it does not represent a physical space. Because of this, there is no path.
You may have heard of Totapuri taking a piece of glass and cutting Ramakrishna’s Agna to bring him down to clarity and knowing, rather than simply floating around in ecstasy. Is floating around in ecstasy not good? It is great but you cannot work and manifest something in that condition. That condition is like inebriation. It is wonderful and existentially fantastic, but in terms of human activity, you cannot be functional in those states. Even if you are functional, you are not very effective. It is a fuzzy world between physical and non-physical.
So, the less we say about Sahasrar the better because right now we are on a mission – we cannot afford fuzziness. Here and there, we party a bit – we have our Bhava Spandanas and satsangs, but then we want to be focused on what we need to do. That will not be possible if everyone is in Sahasrar. And if everyone starts inhabiting there, they will not be here for long, they will be gone.
About examples from the tradition – there is no such thing. You may have heard about Shiva being in ecstatic states, where he is inaccessible and unavailable. Someone who is so focused and intense is suddenly all oozy-woozy and not available. That is because these are “Sahasrar times”, when even someone as intense and focused as him is too drunk and inebriated for action.
Of all divine entities, Shiva is the most athletic. That means he signifies action, but even he gets woozy sometimes because he is in Sahasrar. So it is not a path. You go to Sahasrar because you want to get lost, not because you want to find yourself. When you feel like getting lost – Sahasrar. When you feel like finding yourself, you need to be on some path. Is there a tradition of getting lost? Yes there is, but you cannot make a form out of it.
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ईशा क्रिया - आनंद की एक प्रक्रिया : सद्गुरु

आज कल अधिकतर लोगों के लिए योग शब्द का अर्थ शरीर को असंभव तरीकों से तोड़ना मरोड़ना हो गया है। योग का शारीरिक पक्ष इस बहुआयामी विज्ञान का केवल एक पहलू है। योग अपनी शारीरिक और मनसिक क्षमताओं को शिखर पर पहुंचाने की तकनीक है, जिससे हम जीवन को संपूर्णता में जीने के काबिल बनाते हैं।
सद्गुरु एक सिद्ध योगी और गुरु हैं। उनका यह सपना है कि वह हर व्यक्ति को आध्यात्मिकता की एक बूँद प्रदान कर सकें। आध्यात्मिक विकास की संभावनाएं जो पहले केवल योगियों और संयासियों के लिए ही थी अब ईशा क्रिया के द्वारा सभी लोगों को उनके घर की सुख सुविधा में बैठे प्राप्त हो सकती है।
योग विज्ञान के शाश्‍वत ज्ञान का हिस्‍सा है ईशा क्रिया। सद्गुरु ने ईशा क्रिया को एक सरल और शक्तिशाली विधि के रूप में पेश किया है। ईशा का अर्थ है, " वह जो सृष्टि का स्रोत है" और क्रिया का अर्थ है, "आंतरिक कार्य।" ईशा क्रिया का उद्ददेश्य मनुष्य को उसके अस्तित्व के स्रोत से संपर्क बनाने में सहायता करना है, जिससे वह अपना जीवन अपनी इच्छा और सोच के अनुसार बना सके। ईशा क्रिया के दैनिक एवं नियमित अभ्यास से जीवन में स्वास्थ, कुशलता, शांति और उत्‍साह बना रहता है। यह आज के भाग दौर वाले जीवन के साथ तालमेल बिठाने के लिए एक प्रभावशाली साधन है।
ईशा क्रिया सरल व नि:शुल्क है। इसका आसानी से अभ्‍यास किया जा सकता है।विडियो में बताई गई विधि के साथ यह ध्यान सीखा जा सकता है और इसे डाउनलोड किया जा सकता है। जो लोग चंद मिनट का समय निकालने को तैयार हैं उन सभी का जीवन रूपांतरित करने की इसमें शक्‍ति है।
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