SADHGURU 2016: Morsel of the Earth

Reference: Inner Engineering (Content)

This paper presents the summary of Part two, chapter 2.6 from the book, INNER ENGINEERING By Sadhguru. The contents are from the first edition (2016) of this book published in the United States by Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York.

The summary of the original material (in black) is accompanied by brief comments (in color) based on the present understanding.


Morsel of the Earth

The physical body is just a fragment of this planet. Whatever happens to the planet happens to the body too. Therefore, the body is influenced by other planets in the solar system, and by the universe itself. It may just happen to be beyond most people’s perception.

The fact that we view the ingredients which constitute our body, like earth, water, air, and food, as commodities, is a fundamental mistake. The truth is that our body Is an organic part of the life process. If it is to rain today, some change will happen in the body. Simply by observing a completely different level of the human system and its ongoing transaction with the planet, the air, and everything around, you can predict the impending rain even if the sky, at the moment, is clear. 

At the magnetic equator there is no pull toward north or south; and this promotes a certain balance and equanimity in the life of the spiritual seeker. This equanimity can be a powerful device to liberate oneself quite literally from the limitations of the physical world. A few thousand years ago, yogis pinpointed the exact location of the magnetic equator and built a whole string of temples along this area for those who sought ultimate spiritual union.

This kind of spiritual system makes use of natural phenomena to support human efforts at spiritual growth. You can go slowly, step-by-step, accepting all natural assistance available to you. The other alternative, of course, is to withdraw from external life situations, and focus solely on the inner journey.

Another path in yoga is to make use of natural phenomena, such as the magnetic equator, to support human efforts at spiritual growth.


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