Category Archives: Sadhguru

Logic of the Body

Reference: Inner Engineering

  1. The body has evolved over millions of years such that most anomalies have been resolved from it. That’s its logic.
  2. Body converts physical energy into metaphysical energy. This happens in the process of eating; and more so in sex, when one is totally relaxed.
  3. It is the metaphysical dimension of the body that makes it wonderful. One should be aware of both physical and metaphysical dimensions.
  4. Evolution requires overcoming of your own compulsion for “self-preservation”.
  5. The attention field is sensing the Akasha through the senses. It is the enhancing of attention that we need.
  6. Posture of the body helps align the mental matrix.
  7. We need to work on enhancing the body’s ability to convert physical to metaphysical energy.
  8. Yogic postures help you let the body unwind so that the attention field aligns better with Akasha.

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Some Conclusions

  1. Human body does not need that much protein. Indian vegetarian food contains enough protein.
  2. Human body is designed for vegetarian food.
  3. Raw vegetables provide enzymes that help digest the food.
  4. Beyond the age of 30, you need only 2 meals a day.
  5. You think and meditate better on empty stomach.

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SADHGURU 2016: Sadhana (2-2:4:1)

Reference: Inner Engineering (Content)

This paper presents the summary of Part two, chapter 2.4.1 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.

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Sadhana

“Look around. Among your family, coworkers, and friends, can you see how everyone has different levels of perception? Just observe this closely. If you know a few people who seem to have a greater clarity of perception than others, watch how they conduct their body. They often have a certain poise without practice. But just a little practice can make an enormous difference. If you sit for just a few hours a day with your spine erect, you will see that it will have an unmistakable effect on your life. You will now begin to understand what I mean by the geometry of your existence. Just the way you hold your body determines almost everything about you.”

Sit for just a few hours a day, while working, with your spine erect.

“Another way of listening to life is paying attention to it experientially, not intellectually or emotionally. Choose any one thing about yourself: your breath, your heartbeat, your pulse, your little finger. Just pay attention to it for eleven minutes at a time. Do this at least three times a day. Keep your attention on any sensation, but feel free to continue doing whatever you are doing. If you lose attention, it doesn’t matter. Simply refocus your attention. This practice will allow you to move from mental alertness to awareness. You will find the quality of your life experience will begin to change.”

Choose any one thing about yourself: your breath, your heartbeat, your pulse, your little finger. Just pay attention to it for eleven minutes at a time. Do this at least three times a day.

DRILL: Using the instructions above, you may do japa: “This is a [e.g. breath].”

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SADHGURU 2016: Listening to Life

Reference: Inner Engineering (Content)

This paper presents the summary of Part two, chapter 2.4 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.

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Listening to Life

The body constitutes a very large part of who you are in your present understanding. The body has its own attitudes, its own resistance, its own temperament. The science of working with the body to prepare it for higher levels of energy is hatha yoga. Hatha yoga is about understanding the mechanics of the body. If you consciously get your body into different postures, you can elevate your consciousness.

When your body doesn’t function as it should, it can rob your life of every other aspiration. Dedicating a certain amount of effort and time to see that the body does not become a barrier is important. There are countless people who have come out of spinal problems by doing simple asanas. 

For a lot of people, spiritual growth happens very painfully because the necessary preparation has not taken place. Preparing the body sufficiently before one goes into more intense forms of meditation is very important. Hatha Yoga is the preparatory system for yoga, which is a means of transforming yourself into a receptive possibility beyond the five senses. 

Hatha Yoga is more than physical exercise. It is about creating a certain atmosphere, and then using physical postures to channel or drive your energy in specific directions.

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SADHGURU 2016: Sadhana (2-2:3:1)

Reference: Inner Engineering (Content)

This paper presents the summary of Part two, chapter 2.3.1 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.

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Sadhana

“Start by paying attention to everything you think of as yourself just before you fall asleep: your thoughts, your emotions, your hair, your skin, your clothes, your makeup. Know that none of this is you. There is no need to make any conclusion about what “you” are or what “truth” is. Truth is not a conclusion. If you keep the false conclusions at bay, truth will dawn. It is like your experience of the night: the sun has not gone; it is just that the planet is looking the other way. You’re thinking, reading, talking about the self, because you’re too busy looking the other way! You haven’t paid enough attention to know what the self really is. What is needed is not a conclusion, but a turnaround. If you manage to enter sleep with this awareness, it will be significant. Since there is no external interference in sleep, this will grow into a powerful experience. Over time, you will enter a dimension beyond all accumulations.”

Throughout your life you have accumulated all these things that you think you are, such as, your thoughts, your emotions, your hair, your skin, your clothes, your makeup, etc.

DRILL: As you prepare to sleep, take one of these items that you are identifying with, and hold the concept: “I am not this _______ .”

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SADHGURU 2016: Knowing Life Beyond the Senses

Reference: Inner Engineering (Content)

This paper presents the summary of Part two, chapter 2.3 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.

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Life Sense: Knowing Life Beyond the Senses

Whatever you know of the world or yourself is information you have gathered only through the five sense organs—by seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting, and touching. If these sense organs fold up, you would know neither the world nor yourself. These sense organs can perceive only that which is physical. Additionally, they perceive everything only in relation to something else. The sense perceptions are absolutely wonderful instruments for human survival. But if you are seeking something more than physical survival, they are not enough.

Life is more than just physical. The essential nature of life lies in the source of the physical or psychological expression of body and mind. To perceive the dimension of source you have to develop ways to experience it. Yoga is fundamentally aimed at enhancing your experience beyond the five senses. This will make you aware of a completely new dimension.

It is just a lack of attention which has denied people the possibility of discovering this dimension. This dimension has nothing to do with thoughts, ideas, opinions, or philosophies. Enhancing your experience means enhancing your ability to receive life, just as it is. The simple process of paying a little bit of attention to your inner nature will transform the quality of your life in remarkable ways.

The attention beyond the senses has nothing to do with thoughts, ideas, opinions, or philosophies. It has to do with enhancing your ability to receive life, just as it is.

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