When Spirituality Blossoms in the Garden City of India
When flowers and spirituality blossom together
It is December when flowers are in full bloom. The faint fragrance of the florets and cool winter breeze prepares the ground for turning inward – Who creates these beautiful hues? How does each flower have a different fragrance? Does the frail flower remind you of the delicateness with which the entire world prevails?
To understand the wonder in these life situations, an Inner Engineering program was conducted in Bengaluru on the 15th and 16th of December 2018. What was more special was that this program was conducted by Sadhguru himself!
India and beyond
An astounding number of 8000 people participated in this program. Participants included Indians as well as foreign nationals. The heart-warming factor was that more than 1000 volunteers helped in making this event a success. These volunteers had flown in from all over the world - China, Australia, Brazil, Russia, United States and more. A professor who was a participant was quoted saying, “As one enters the venue, the first feeling that strikes one is the smile on the face of all Isha volunteers. Young boys and girls were zealously working to organize the event, but the humility with which they spoke and the smile that they had on their face is something completely alien to this generation of millennials.”
Facility for live translations was also provided. Translation in Kannada, Tamil, Hindi, Russian and Mandarin was available to make it more convenient for the participants. This event was one of the first of its kind to take place in Bengaluru.
A hearty welcome and willingness for transformation
The enthusiastic participants welcomed Sadhguru with much warmth and affection. Sadhguru mentioned how heartening it was to see 8000 people spending a weekend for their inner wellbeing. The enthusiasm of the participants was invigorating. Sadhguru posed a question asking the participants if they were ready for a transforming weekend, to which the venue echoed with a huge “YES!”
The following day, the participants were initiated into the simple yet powerful Shambhavi Mahamudra Kriya.
Quips from participants
“Everybody is so busy in trying to experience something larger than themselves, that they’ve never even experienced themselves fully and totally.”
“If life were to come with a manual, this in my opinion would be it. If we all applied the technology of Inner Engineering, our world would instantly transform to exist from a foundation of peace, joy, love and compassion for all beings, where all realise supra mundane realities.”
“Sadhguru has so much energy, I can’t even express it in words. He’s simply a beautiful being. I am so glad that he’s on this mission to raise collective consciousness and save Mother Nature.”
“I still have material desires but I have a bigger purpose in life. I want to be happy every single day of my life, want to make people around me happy every single day of my life and experience this life to the fullest.”