A Journey of Many Lifetimes – Kailash Manasarovar 2012

A participant of the recently concluded Kailash Mansarovar Sacred Walk describes the power, beauty and grace of the awe-inspiring sacred peak.

Idon’t directly understand Kailash. It is way beyond my perceptive abilities. But as much as I don’t want to “believe” its greatness, I also don’t want to “disbelieve” its greatness. I can understand and know Sadhguru to be my age’s Shiva through personal experience. And if he says he wouldn’t bow to anyone or anything – except his own Guru – over and above Kailash, then it must be something very out of the ordinary.

Yogis have been known to have a perception that is far beyond physical limitations. For example, in South India, there is a custom where newlyweds look at one star in the Great Bear constellation for auspicious energy and start of a new life. This “star” is called “Arundhati-Vashisht.” Strange, that a star would have the name of a great rishi and his wife? Well, it turns out that this is not a star at all. It is a twin star. And unlike most other twin stars, this twin star is not one where one star remains stationary and the other revolves around it (hardly a model for a good marriage). Both stars are revolving in an orbit, one behind the other, as if going after – or leading – each other. How did the rishis know that this star from all the stars in the sky was a twin star, and that too a special one at that – without a telescope!

If people with such an elevated sense of perception have bowed to someone with very deep respect, then it is important that I let my being be “introduced” to its energy. This is what Sadhguru said about Kailash in 2006:

Sadhguru wrote:

All the mountains around Kailash are either the same height or a little smaller, and there is molten soil around. The Kailash peak is of a very different type of rock than the rest of the mountains. Something happened here that we can’t explain. We are trying to look at the rocks and the soil in a scientific way, to see what caused the temperatures to rise between 800-1200 degrees.

Today you can see the same powerful energy forms in Manasarovar which come and go. It’s not a coincidence that Kailash and Manasarovar are so close by. There is tremendous potential in that energy. You know as you were with me that some time back I was so sick that doctors in the US had given me just two weeks to live. When I came to Manasarovar a few months later, people who traveled with me saw how weak I was. I wanted to use the energy available here to heal myself. All I needed was a strand and within 24 hours I was healthier than I have been in the past seven, eight years. The German doctor who treated me in New York City and had traveled with me to Manasarovar was astounded. He couldn’t explain what had caused the transformation.

That is the power of that place.

The volunteers who made this Yatra happen were amazing. They sleep at 1 or 2 am and are back at work at 4 or 5 am – sometimes they work through the night. Don’t ask me how they do it, but they keep up with this for the whole 2 weeks! When you are trying to work with someone like Sadhguru, you need to be that way I guess.

Just as an example, Sadhguru took a group of 15 people through an un-conventional route on Land Cruisers (that’s the only vehicle which works in Tibet) – camping and driving through the Tibetan desert over 5-6 days from Kathmandu to Manasarovar. He drove the whole distance, met us at Manasarovar, spent a day and morning with us at Kailash, and immediately after initiation, left for Manasarovar to initiate the subsequent batch. Then he drove back to Saga, reaching around 8 pm, and left for Kathmandu at 3.45 am. From there, he flew into Delhi & had a sathsang!

When I look back at my visit, I realize that Kailash’s greatest contribution to me is in breaking me down, yet holding me up. Some wishes take many lifetimes to realize. You instinctively know those moments when they happen. There is no drumroll & lightning in the sky or music in the background. But your essence shifts. No one else may ever know that it has, but you do.

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7 years 11 months ago

More than a drop of Kailash merged in my self. I had few direct moment only realised when I came back the profoundness of this Yatra.

Looking forward to travel again.

7 years 11 months ago

Thanks for sharing your experience about the Kailash Yatra. Just curious, would you mind describe the pictures posted above in the article please?

7 years 11 months ago

a splendid post that shakes me from the root of my spine!

7 years 11 months ago

I just cant describe my experience at the Kailash initiation. We were told Sadhguru will be among us. And believe it or not, it sounds ridiculous to me(my logical mind) even now, I felt something dissecting 'through' me, like in those movies. Tears in my eyes as I just recollect it. The first Shambavi that I did back home after the trip was the most phenomenal one too. I am yearning for that experience again and again, but it just skips me. SHAMBOO.

7 years 11 months ago

"Some wishes take many lifetimes to realize"...Not sure how many it took for me to experience the greatness of my Master...I only pray that I am able to go on this yathra with my Master before this lifetime..and Since my master has already assured me that this may be my last one on earth...I dont think I can afford to miss this chance! :-) Bless me Sadhguru, seek your grace and nothing else....

7 years 8 months ago

Can any body explain what kind of initiation did he do there? How different is it form IE and Shoonya initiations?

6 years 5 months ago

He is not hidden from us we are hidden from the divine and living in this common world. know yourself simple way is go to kailash...

5 years 2 months ago

amazing :)