Linga Bhairavi – A Window Into the Creation
Sadhguru answers a question from Oscar-winning filmmaker Shekhar Kapur about Linga Bhairavi. Sadhguru explains that anything can be a window into creation, but Bhairavi is an established window through which more people are able to experience, since it is kept open.
Shekhar: So Sadhguru, I am going to push with this, if I may. I am going to replace the word ‘creativity’ with the word ‘transmit’, right? So let’s talk about transmission, right? How do I transmit? Is there a relationship between transmission and Bhairavi? Do I… Do I become part of or access the source? Because to transmit I have to become like… like a pass… a source through which it is transmitted. So how do I do that then, if I have to transmit? Even if along the way I do a little bit of clever interpretation of it?
Sadhguru: Sh… She herself is a transmission. When I say “she herself is a transmission” – we… we’ve always used the word ‘window’ in yoga. Somehow Bill Gates stole it from us (Laughter), because we didn’t make it as popular as he did (Laughs). So window has always been a term where the whole thing is about opening a new window. If you open a new window, suddenly the Existence looks completely different. Right now suppose this is your home – if you open this window you see the temple, you think this is how the world is. Suppose this is the… You have lived in this contraption of a home, you open this window, then you think, “Wow! The world is a temple.” You open this window, you think the world is a mountain. You open that window, you think it’s a jungle. You open that window and you think it’s a town. Like this you can open a million windows and still it’ll be new because the phenomenon of Creation is such.
So she herself is just a window. Anything can be made into a window. Every wall you can crack into a window, but it’s not been done. So an established window is made where more people are able to see, because it’s kept open. By themselves they would never be able to experience these things. But now through Bhairavi people are able to experience things, know things, achieve things which they would have never done by themselves. A whole lot of people right now, who have… who are everyday in the Bhairavi sadhana through the Bhairavi yantra, you should listen to the stories – incredible! I will tell you about a particular person. This couple just came to the ashram with one of their friends. I didn’t even know they were here. They had not done the program. They just came because some friend was coming, they came. They came from Singapore. And that was a pournami and that night I was giving Bhairavi. They walked into the temple and in both their eyes, tears came. They didn’t know why. They’re not very religious kind or anything. They’re very modern couple.
They said, “This is fantastic.” They said, “Sadhguru is giving Bhairavi yantra, can we also have it?” So people said, “No. Not even a meditator, no yantra.” Then at the last moment, at 3.30 – four o’clock they were supposed to go in – they were desperate! That guy was trying to get in. So they asked “This man is trying to force his way, he is not a meditator.” I said, “What’s your problem? Are you asking… The door is open, are you asking somebody is a meditator, non-meditator to go into the temple? He wants to take Bhairavi home, what’s your problem? Ask him to come.”
So both of them came, they took the yantra home. Their lives changed. They’re very successful people. But it… His whole business and… That’s his creativity. He created a new business. He… he is not like a second generation or something, he is first generation and he did not start very beginning. He was in the armed forces and somewhere along the way he kind of took a voluntary retirement and started business, and built it very big – international, you know, a really… a few hundred million dollar business he built and this accelerated like anything. He is suddenly able to communicate with people, do things with people and the business expanded in a big way. So then he came and did the program in United States and now they’re very involved and they’re into everything that’s Isha today.
Why I am saying this is for him that’s his creativity – business is his creativity. And suddenly there’s a new capability which he had never thought possible. If you use her as a window, suddenly she opens up a new dimension for you, an enhanced level of competence.
Shekhar: So this couple that came to the Bhairavi temple, came because here’s a possibility and maybe I have one other that I don’t know is, they were here because they were supposed to be here, they were here by chance, they were asking a question – I’m not saying they answered or got an answer or an intellectual answer. When they walked into the temple, am I… I’m trying to understand, did… was there a question in their mind that got and so maybe answered is the wrong word – but the window opened and gave them an experience that destroyed the question, answered the question? What happened?
Sadhguru: (Laughs) This is a tough guy, okay? He is an ex-army guy and tough guy. So for him without any reason, when he walked in tears came – he doesn’t know what it is, but he knows something opened up. Someone who’s never shed tears for anything and does not want to, when he just walks into a place, just a building and just tears came, in his understanding something opened up and he is right. Something opened up. So that opening is a big experience and above all, you realise that in so many ways as you progress – socially you progress, in your business you progress and whatever else, socially other things add up – in this you’re tightening the circle, you’re closing it up. So he suddenly realised “Something opened up which I had never thought possible. I never even sought it nor did I care for it.”
But for every intelligent human being, whether he is conscious about it or not conscious about it or for every human being – why should I make somebody intelligent, somebody not so intelligent – because everybody is able to breathe and get oxygen out of air, so they’re intelligent enough, the life is intelligent enough. Whether he is intellectually enough… is enough or not is a questionable thing but intelligent enough, life is intelligent enough, that’s why it’s existing, that’s a complex form of life. So for every human being, this is the thing – have you opened up to the various dimensions of life or have you cocooned yourself in your own petty creation, which is psychological?