Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev popularly known as Sadhguru all over the world is a tremendous personality and a new generation philosopher to enlighten the paths of billions. He is an Indian Yogi and sage mystic personalities, who is spiritually and mentally bound by all the resources of the world and make them the best gift of human life. In this modern world walking with his own philosophies and creating the voids of knowledge and enlightenment, Sadhguru is more than just an influential personality to be found.
One of the classic qualities of his personality is that he is a visionary with a blend of profound and poetic personality. Pragmatism is another proverb his personality clearly refines, where Yoga is the open bird stating scientific reasons for its existence. Sadhguru has a clear definition of existence and mankind, where we all serve the best for our own best. Science, logic, faith and spiritual continuation he is widely sought by the talks and speaks him delivers while keeping the facts and past on other levels.
Born to endeavor the divine nature of one’s soul and life to help people experience and express their divinity. With his mere permanence, he guides the world to not follow the acquired abilities but to generate new. As such his early life, he was born in Mysore, Karnataka India. To begin with, at a very young age of 10 he started practicing Yoga with the influence of Malladihalli Shri Raghavendra Swamiji who gave him the basic knowledge of Asanas.
Apart from spiritual aspects, he was a big-time fan of riding motorbikes and racing cars. So as such a part of his hobby, he still engages to those small activities which interest his curiosity. His schooling was completed from Mysore and later he graduated from the University of Mysore as an English Literature delegate.
More or less this awakened personality has performed many adventures in his personal life as a matter of fact combining with spirituality. Where traveling made the learning and understanding of life ethics an interesting roadmap, which he now teaches everybody to follow.
Spiritual Connectivity and Awakening:
He himself describes his spiritual awakening process under which the biggest change of his life took place. Having said that with a precise date, on 23 September 1982 when he was just 25 years old, he walked up to the famous ‘ Chamundi Hills’ and settled himself on a rock. That was the moment of his life which has changed everything for its best. He describes that experience in the words, which says:
“Till that moment in my life, I always thought this is me and that’s somebody else and something else. But for the first time, I did not know which is me and which is not me. Suddenly, what was me was just all over the place. The very rock on which I was sitting, the air that I breathe, the very atmosphere around me, I had just exploded into everything. That sounds like utter insanity. This, I thought it lasted for ten to fifteen minutes but when I came back to my normal consciousness, it was about four-and-a-half-hours I was sitting there, fully conscious, eyes open, but time had just flipped.”
Philosophy and vision to life:
More than his own desires the one desire where life opens up the doors for that light to reach; he opened up that in this mere lifetime. Understanding the physical and invisible nature of energies around us one can deceive the inner quarrels and strengthen all the eyes of wisdom. Sadhguru’s teachings are inflicted by the live nature of human preaching and behavior, which now he understands very well. Hence, derived by this knowledge his philosophies are admired by the whole world.
The Isha Yoga Center near Coimbatore was founded in 1992 and hosts a series of programs intended to heighten self-awareness through the practice of yoga.
He was a delegate to the United Nations Millennium World Peace Summit – and a participant at the World Economic Forum in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
He built the Dhyanalinga yogic temple in 1999.
He also heads the Project Greenhands initiative to plant 114 million saplings to increase the existing tree cover of Tamil Nadu. The project entered the Guinness Book of World Records for planting the maximum number of tree saplings on a single day.
And he was a participant in the 2006 documentary film ONE: The Movie.
“I have no teaching, no philosophy. “
“All I have is methods, which you can call technology.”
“Of all the human pursuits, striving to transform oneself into a higher possibility is considered the most sacred. It is this pursuit that fulfills the purpose of the human form and it is this pursuit that brings well-being to all life.”
The word ‘Isha’ means the formless primordial source of creation.
The basic purpose of Isha Foundation is to inspire, to stoke, and to nurture this innate search in every being, helping them realize the ultimate potential within.
Isha Foundation, founded by Sadguru in 1992, is a volunteer-run, international nonprofit organization dedicated to cultivating human potential. The Foundation is a human service organization that recognizes the possibility of each person to empower another – restoring the global community through inspiration and individual transformation.
Isha Foundation is operated by over 250,000 volunteers from more than 150 city-based centers spread worldwide. The Foundation is headquartered at Isha Yoga Center, set in the lush rainforest at the base of the Velliangiri Mountains in southern India, and at the Isha Institute of Inner Sciences on the spectacular Cumberland Plateau in middle Tennessee, USA.
At the core of the Foundation’s activities is a customized system of yoga called Isha Yoga. Isha Yoga distills powerful, ancient yogic methods for a modern person, creating peak physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing. This basis of total wellbeing accelerates inner growth, allowing each individual to tap the wealth of vibrant life within oneself.
Isha Foundation also implements several large-scale human service projects to support individual growth, revitalize the human spirit, rebuild communities, and restore the environment.
Together with its active and dedicated volunteer base, the Foundation’s activities serve as a thriving model for human empowerment and community revitalization throughout the world.
The foundation runs various courses under the supervision of the teacher himself or trained assistant teachers. Some of the courses are as under:
• Free Introductory Seminar, Duration = 1-2hours
• Inner Engineering, Duration = 3 days, Course fee = Rs 5500 (for Indian nationals)
• Inner Engineering Intensive, Duration = 4 days, Course fee = USD 1800
Action for Rural Rejuvenation:
A rural revitalization program, – It is offering medical care, community rehabilitation, and human enlistment to more than 2,500 destitute villages in rural southern India.
Project Green Hands:
A massive public reforestation effort aiming to plant 114 million trees, restoring 33% green cover in Tamil Nadu, India.
A pioneering English medium, computer-based education initiative, which is to be established in 206 new village schools in rural southern India by 2014.
Shambhavi Maha Mudra:
A simple but powerful kriya (inner energy process) for deep inner transformation.
His Personality and work for Environmental restoration:
Sadguru is a yogi and profound mystic of our times. He is a visionary humanitarian and a prominent spiritual leader. A contemporary Guru, rooted as strongly in mundane and pragmatic matters as he is in inner experience and wisdom. Sadguru works tirelessly towards the physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of all. His mastery of the mechanisms of life, an outcome of his profound experience of the Self, guides in exploring the subtler dimensions of life.
At home in a loincloth as much as he is in blue jeans, barefoot through the mighty Himalayas, or straddling a BMW motorcycle on the expressway, Sadguru is the most unusual mystic that one can encounter. Marking a clear departure from mere customs and rituals, Sadhguru’s scientific methods for self-transformation are both direct and powerful. Belonging to no particular tradition, Sadguru incorporates and presents what is most valid for contemporary life from the yogic sciences.
His work for Environmental restoration:
Sadguru speaks at some of the world’s most prominent international leadership forums.
In January 2007, he participated in four panels at the World Economic Forum and spoke on issues ranging from diplomacy and economic development to education and the environment.
In 2006, he addressed the World Economic Forum, the Tallberg Forum in Sweden, and the Australian Leadership Retreat.
He has also served as a delegate to the United Nations Millennium Peace Summit and the World Peace Congress.
Sadhguru’s vision and understanding of modern social and economic issues have led to interviews with BBC, Bloomberg, CNBC, CNNfn, and Newsweek International.
His insights are regularly featured in India’s leading national newspapers.
A well-known public figure, he regularly draws crowds of more than 300,000 people for his public talks and “sathsangs” (group meditation).