The Theerthakund is a subterranean water body energized by a Rasalinga, made of solidified mercury. Suryakund, a new Theerthakund for men, will be consecrated by Sadhguru in the Dhyanalinga Complex from 21 – 22 Dec 2012. Following is an interview with Sadhguru about the Theerthakund and the benefits one can derive from it.
Tell us something about the Theerthakund. What is it?
The word “Theertha” does not mean holy water. In a literal sense “theerth” means something which is inflamed. The idea is to take a substance which is inflamed with energy into the system. So this is not a “Snanakund” (bathing space), this is a Theerthakund. The water in this tank water is consecrated with a mercury lingam designed to create a certain vibrancy in the water. People can get into this water that makes their body more receptive before they go into the Dhyanalinga. The Dhyanalinga is a profound space for meditation. Just sitting silently for a few minutes within the sphere of Dhyanalinga is enough to make even those unaware of meditation experience a state of deep meditativeness.
The mercury linga in the tank is 99.8% pure solidified mercury. Generally, according to the principles of modern chemistry, you cannot solidify mercury at room temperature. Here, this linga has been solidified at normal, room temperature through the ancient science of Indian alchemy. Mercury as a substance has been a very important part of all kinds of spiritual alchemy around the world. There is a whole mastery of this called Rasa Vidhya or Rasa Vaidhya. You can consecrate mercury whichever way you want and the reverberation is almost eternal. It will stay forever because the substance is like that – it retains that energy for a very, very long time.
What is the Theertakund’s use and how does it benefit people?
For those people who don’t get the point easily, we want to drown them – not in water, but drown them in a certain energy field, so that even the hardest nuts will crack somewhere. It is basically used as a mechanism or a preparatory tool to enter the Dhyanalinga, but even by itself it is very powerful. It was consecrated in a particular way – fundamentally to open up one’s receptivity, stabilize and straighten out the energy or the pranic imbalances within a person, which will lead to tangible physical and mental wellbeing. Some time ago, an 83-year-old man came and shared with me, “After I went into the pool twice, I feel 5 years younger than what I am.” He had not climbed a staircase in the last 3 or 4 years but he went down to the Theertakund and came up by himself. If you are inside for at least 7 to 12 minutes, you will see a tremendous sense of vibrancy and rejuvenation in the body. Especially if you have any kind of ailment, it is good to stay there for a little while. You can also touch the linga.
Above all, the Theertakund creates a tremendous sense of spiritual receptivity in a person. There is a tremendous amount of energy there and the body is always much more receptive when wet than when dry. This is a whole tradition in India; when you want to enter the inner sanctum, first you have a bath outside and then go in with wet clothes, because a wet body is always much more receptive to these energies than a dry one.
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