Sudha Mahesh, a volunteer, shares her experience of the sathsang with Sadhguru in Bangalore, on 8th June.
It had been close to two years since Bangalore meditators had an opportunity to spend an evening in sathsang with Sadhguru. Life has been on a rollercoaster ride ever since Sadhguru and Isha touched my life. Each time I happened to be around the Master, I realized the immensity of it only after the event. Hence, this time too, I decided it was not to be missed.
The event was scheduled to start at 5.30pm. As Sounds of Isha began a beautiful rendition of classical instrumental music, Sadhguru arrived. The hall, filled with more than 2000 meditators, stood up to bow down and greet Him. Soon after, Sadhguru came on the dais and began the sathsang by taking us through the powerful Buteshwaraya chant followed by a guided meditation. He spoke in length about the concept of Shiva or “that which is not” and how Adiyogi was also called Shiva as he could perceive “that which is not.”
Looking at the hall filled to its capacity, Sadhguru announced that maybe it was time Isha had a presence in Bangalore and had its own hall, where the ambience was more conducive for such a program. Amidst the participants’ applause, he also reminded us that it would involve a lot of hard work and dedication from each one of us to make this happen.
He then spoke about various interesting topics that touched upon liberation and how our own karma was binding us to this cycle of life and death. A couple of references to Shankaran Pillai drove home these subtle truths. We were also in awe as he told us he was working with the film industry to release a film on Adiyogi.
It was only when Sadhguru announced that it was time for him to leave for Coimbatore that we realized the time was 9.30pm. How these four hours sped by as if they were just minutes was an incredible experience for many of us. As he left the hall walking amongst the meditators, we were blessed to see him up close as he greeted all.
There have been many questions in my mind over the last few months which have all been answered during the talk. These instances used to surprise me earlier, but now I have realized the fact of the statement which Sadhguru says at the end of the Inner Engineering Program – “For those who are willing, I am available in more ways that you can ever imagine.”
My heartfelt pranam and gratitude to all the volunteers who made this happen.
Sadhguru will offer a 3-day Inner Engineering Program in Bangalore from July 5-7, 2013. This scientifically structured program offers guided meditations and interactive sessions, and imparts the Shambhavi Mahamudra, a powerful process of immeasurable antiquity. Registrations will be on a first-come, first-served basis. For more details and online registration, visit the webpage – Inner Engineering with Sadhguru