Letter from Japan

In this week's Spot, Sadhguru heads to Tokyo to speak at the Indo-Japan Global Summit. "The relationship between the people of India and Japan is not limited to mere trade and commerce. I can proudly say that the earliest Indian export to Japan was Buddha’s teachings, which are still much valued."
 
 
 
 

Venomous Intent

O’ Serpent king
You took my life when needed
But your venom brought me back
To life in a way, few would know
Whenever you appear my life turns a page
Now what do you have for me
That you have come
And it is time for the winds of change
I can still feel the venom
In my blood
Will I succeed in sieving
The chaff from the grain
The mortal from the Immortal

***

My life has always been arranging itself into 12 year cycles, and at the beginning of a new cycle, there is always the presence of the cobra in various forms. Many times this has happened, and in such strange ways that there is no way to logically articulate the significance of its presence as a mere coincidence. It is quite beyond logical articulation; it falls perfectly into place in the overall scheme of life.

Many a time, I have made an error of judgement through seemingly perfect logic. But always, such erroneous actions are scuttled by him, and he invariably puts me back on track. The advantage of having him as my partner, and above all, the freedom to be at reckless ease, is only because of the assurance that his presence are the rails upon which my life run. Cannot go wrong or fail, you see. Life or death I shall gracefully accept, as it is only his will.

The ashram exploded on 3rd Sept with a few thousand people who had come from all over. Their eagerness and love are absolutely overwhelming. Next to Shiva’s grace, this is the greatest blessing in my life – the outpouring of love from people.

Now in Japan for the India-Japan Global Partnership Summit. A wonderful event full of possibilities for both nations, but can be particularly so for India. The Japanese participation was at its highest level with their Prime Minister and four former Prime Ministers participating. Cannot say the same for the Indian leadership, though a few Indian states did well to pitch for tremendous cooperation and lucrative collaborations. There was almost negligible participation from the southern states.

This summit is a significant event that can bring about a great change in the way India does business. There are a few ambitious and game changing proposals. If the needed political will and deft handling happens, Indian people could benefit greatly.

The relationship between the people of India and Japan is not limited to mere trade and commerce. I can proudly say that the earliest Indian export to Japan was Buddha’s teachings, which are still much valued. Kalari, the mother of all martial arts, has had an enduring presence in Japan through its various manifestations.

The very gentle people of Japan could be the best partners for India, not to mention the technological benefits and the work culture of absolute devotion that they have to offer. The tremendous calamity that this nation faced in the recent past, and the courage, resilience and dignity with which they handled that situation, is commendable. It could have shaken any nation to its core. The stoic silence that you feel in the presence of Japanese people speaks of a very different kind of strength. May the people of India and Japan mingle in ways that are beneficial to both the nations.

....as I finish, can feel a mild tremor of earth quaking. That is Japan for you.

Love & Grace

 
 
 
 
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7 years 8 months ago

what can i tell  for placing our love after Shiva's Grace..........
My Sadhguru's Grace......................
Pranams Guru

4 years ago

Namaskaram Sadhguru they will be mingled with rice burgers :D

7 years 8 months ago

Gr8 Poem.. I love these lines

Will I succeed in Sieving
The Chaff from the grain..
The MORTAL from the IMMORTAL...
wow...

7 years 8 months ago

The time for a world of love, light and laughter has come; lets make it happen.
-Sadhguru

7 years 8 months ago

Wish you a long life dear Sadhguru.
Renuka

7 years 8 months ago

it was very useful to read the tamil translation.why u stopped it?

7 years 8 months ago

what Sadhguru wrote about the Japanese citizens silent strength brought tears to my eyes. thank you for sharing Sadhguru. amazing people really.

7 years 8 months ago

 It takes Sadguru to make Yoga meet Zen.
I will be Sad o Guru untill i meet you.

Vinay Rodrigues, Goa

7 years 8 months ago

Good initiative Sadhgurur!!

7 years 8 months ago

SADHGURU in japan!!!! let his grace fill japan.

7 years 8 months ago

Love your blogs and letters and waiting eagerly every week. Wish we have many sathsangs with the blessed "YOU"

7 years 8 months ago

We can't wait to hear you on web live in Singapore this Sunday.
Mamta
UK

7 years 8 months ago

So beautifully written as only Sadhguru can do ! The King Cobra in the picture looks so tamed and obedient besides Sadhguru !

7 years 8 months ago

I remember Sadhguru's discourse some 2 years back where he talked about the 12 year phases in his life. He exhorted to us saying "Some how hang on". O Sadhguru we are desperately attempting that only and receive your Grace 

7 years 8 months ago

So beautifully written just as only Sadhguru can do ! Look at the King Cobra -- very tamed and obedient besides Sadhguru

7 years 8 months ago

Dear SADHGURU, WE WISH YOU A LONG LIFE LIKE BEESHMAR IN MAHABARATH....

7 years 8 months ago

I love the concept behind the India-Japan Global Partnership Summit.  Not only are the people of India and Japan working together to benefit their national interests, but also those of the rest of the
world.  How wonderful if all nations worked together for the benefit of the entire world.  We would then all live in love and peace.  Thank you for the inspiration.   

7 years 8 months ago

Japan is really a great Nation and real example of human strength & resilience..
Thanks for sharing Sadhguru!!!
Tarun

7 years 8 months ago

Oh, Sadhguruuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!!!

7 years 8 months ago

sadguruji miracles often in your presence and soon Mumbai is going to  be blessed ONCE again with a mega program which is going to happen soon

7 years 8 months ago

Sincere lovable obedient dedicated people of JAPAN will always give positive energy to us. Undoubtedly a great credit for us from the cute people of Japan..... heartfelt thanks to  SADHGURU.