Zero – An Infinite Possibility

In this post, Sadhguru talks about the spiritual process as a means to become either “zero” or “infinite” – pointing out that the two are not different.

Sadhguru talks about the spiritual process as a means to become either “zero” or “infinite” – pointing out that the two are not different.

Sadhguru: The spiritual process is always to either become a zero or to become infinite. You approach it whichever way is most convenient for you, but they are not different. Something-ness is always finite. Nothingness is infinite. How can nothingness and infinite be the same? If you want a really big number, do you add 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or do you add 0, 0, 0, 0, 0? Zero means nothing, but it is nothingness which makes a number into an infinite number. The most incredible thing in mathematics is the zero, and this did not come by accident. It is from a certain realization. When people looked inward and fell into the void of nothingness, the zero was born. It is not an accident that the zero comes from the East, because that is their whole life’s endeavor.

The science of yoga is the technology to make ourselves into a zero.

The science of yoga is the technology to make ourselves into a zero because zero is not a simple thing. Zero is infinite, it is the very beginning of everything. It is a numberless state. A numberless state is a silent state. Silence has been lost only because numbers have entered. There is one body, but two hands have come out of it. This is one earth, and many have come out of it. This is one existence, and so many universes have come out of it. All spiritual cultures aspire to become infinite because they saw that that was nature’s intention. When they came in contact with the intention of nature and the intention of creation, they realized that infinite is just imagination. The real thing is actually a zero. So, they talked about emptiness – shoonya, nirvana, nirvikalpa.

Emptying The Vessel

The nature of the mind is always to accumulate. When it is gross, it wants to accumulate things. When it becomes a little more evolved, it wants to accumulate knowledge. When emotion becomes dominant, it wants to accumulate people, but its basic nature is that it wants to accumulate. When a person starts thinking or believing that he is on a spiritual path, his mind starts accumulating so-called spiritual wisdom. But whether it is food, things, people or wisdom – it does not matter what you accumulate, when there is a need to accumulate, it means there is an insufficiency. This feeling of being insufficient has entered only because you got identified with limited things that you are not.

Awareness empties the vessel. Sadhana cleanses the vessel.

If one brings sufficient awareness, and above all a constant sadhana – a practice into one’s life – slowly the vessel becomes totally empty. Awareness empties the vessel. Sadhana cleanses the vessel. When these two aspects – awareness and sadhana – are sustained for a sufficiently long period, your vessel becomes empty. Only when this emptiness arises, Grace descends upon you. Without Grace, no one really gets anywhere. If you need to experience Grace, your vessel has to become totally empty.

If you become empty enough for Grace to descend, the Ultimate Nature is not far away. It is here to be experienced. It is here to be realized. It is not tomorrow or another lifetime. It becomes a living reality.

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3 years 1 month ago

Arreglo floral Frutal Exotico, elaborado
con flores gerberas, lis, ginger, ruscus, hojas de anturio y frutas sobre un cesto artesanal.

6 years 11 months ago

What comes when zero level is a
Achieved. ......that position if a lot many sad Hawks have achieved together v may bring dynamic change. Thank s Om punamadah.............

3 years ago

Para declarar nuestro amor no hace falta ninguna data de forma especial, a propósito que el catorce de
febrero es por todo el mundo conocido como el día de los enamorados, para la mayor parte de los mortales
el día de San Valentín Para que la llama del amor, no perezca jamás, debemos ser románticos todos
los días, y no aguardar a un día de manera especial, el
amor no tiene descanso , y… si podemos hacer una escapada romántica, con la persona que
amamos, mejor que mejor.

6 years 11 months ago

This article couldn't have come at a better time for me. Just last week, I was attempting to write a blog on Number line. I was thinking hard over the concepts of infinitesimality, zero and infinity. Somehow I began to see that everything is eventually continuous. And that's how I put my thoughts too - [] Today, reading this blog from Sadguru, it feels good to see the ideas flowing from there in the direction - as if a response to what I'm seeking. Thank you!

3 years ago

A mi me agradaría trabajar en una compañía en la que se fichara
y tu echaras tus horas como te viniera en gana.

6 years 11 months ago

guess "I" need to be "0"... thank you..

2 years 11 months ago

Puedes emplear todo tipo de oraciones de amor para Instagram, puedes acompañar una bonita
selfie con una frase de indirectas compartir una
foto con tu amor en su aniversario.

6 years 11 months ago

Looks like Infinity (∞) is nothing but Zero (00) joined at the hips...

2 years 8 months ago

Dobla la funda con teclado para Surface Pro 4 tal y como si fuera una revista para
emplear tu Surface Pro 4 en modo de tableta. ,

6 years 10 months ago

All my life, I taught myself to accumulate
Toys in childhood to money in manhood
B'cause they said happiness comes this way
On a path so well misunderstood

Then He came along and times have changed
Now my endeavor to empty my estate
And get back to the void of purity's domain
Where nothing is, but yet is so full in grace

6 years 9 months ago

Thank you Sadhguru. You are always my light.

5 years 10 months ago

It is here to be realized. It is not tomorrow or another lifetime. It becomes a living reality.

5 years 10 months ago

Do we do it now, or wait for another time?

5 years 10 months ago

May Grace descend on everyone in this lifetime <3

5 years 6 months ago

Sab ishwar ki Ichha, translation "Gods will".