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Transcript of Video:
In Tamil Nadu, the Ananda Alai, it has become a blitz. Everywhere we go, even in the small towns, at least a quarter of the population is in the Sathsang. They’re sitting there for four hours, unmoving. Just about anybody who witnesses this is completely amazed, ‘How are these people sitting so disciplined, without any instruction, without any police? Without any pushing, pulling, absolute discipline.’ These are not meditators. So the Silent Revolution of Self-Realization which we launched almost 21 years ago, you must come and see how it’s borne fruit. And the Ananda Alai is stirring it up in a huge way, which we are going to follow it up in the coming year with the mega programs*, the enthusiasm that you see for these programs in small towns and villages is unbelievable, unbelievable. We are already in the flow, but in the next 1 1/2 to 3 years time, in literally every village in Tamil Nadu, you will see a huge spiritual movement like never before. We have put the basic infrastructure in place, we are just setting fire to it in the coming year. It’s really going great, absolutely great. So, many things are coming, that just means a lot of work.
But I want you to understand, it’s once in many generations that such an opportunity comes that we can touch so many people’s lives so powerfully and so wonderfully. Just a day before yesterday’s Sathsang, in Salem, we have over 30,000 people in the town, at the Sathsang, almost 80% of them in tears, all clapping, dancing, laughing, crying. I don’t think anybody has witnessed a crowd like that anywhere. It’s incredible, incredible.
So these 21 years of work in Tamil Nadu are just beginning to bear fruit. When the fruit is coming, when the fruits are beginning to happen on the tree, that is when it really needs to be guarded. It’s very important. That is when it really needs to be protected and taken care of. I believe that all of you will do the best that you can do, so there is no issue for me. And the programs, we were thinking of 8-10,000 people in the mega programs for three days. Now people are saying 'no way', they want to go to 15 - 20,000 people. They are saying, ‘We are going to do it.’ I said let’s cap it at 20,000, beyond that it’s going to be crazy. Three-day Inner Engineering Program or Isha Yoga Program with 20,000 people. Can you imagine the impact of that on a particular town with a 100,000 population? Twenty percent or 1/5th of the town becomes meditative in one shot. Can you imagine the impact of that on that town? So that’s what is happening. It’s a real Silent Revolution of Self-Realization.
So we’ve been on this job for the last 21 years. People who support us, sometimes they’ve been with us, sometimes not been with us, some of them have steadily been with us, all kinds, but the core of Isha has been on this job continuously. Seven days of the week, I want you to know. I’m not complaining, but I want you to know there are so many wonderful people who have steadily worked to make this happen. This is not just landing upon us from the skies. So many dedicated people, thousands of them have been steadily on the job for the last 21 years. Every day, every day, every day, every day. And when you come and see what’s happening, it’s all worthwhile. Just see the faces on the people, it’s just all worthwhile, everything that’s been done.
(Darshan music and slideshow)
* For the first time in over ten years, Sadhguru will be teaching Inner Engineering programs in Tamil in 2011. Isha Foundation is looking to hold three-day programs in Chennai, Trichy, Salem, Coimbatore and Madurai.
* * The launch of Sadhguru’s new biography, “Sadhguru. More than a Life.” will take place December 20, 2010. As part of the launch, you may take part in a live, webstreaming event with Sadhguru and author Arundhathi Subramaniam. For more information, please visit: