Mahabharat - Even Krishna is not Free

In this week's Spot, Sadhguru writes, "We are in the throes of Mahabharat. Over 450 participants from all over the world have come to take part in this grand epic, a story that happened over 5,000 years ago, but in many ways is as relevant today as ever." A slideshow of photos and three new poems by Sadhguru depict the grand event, and the struggle of the characters. Enjoy!
 
 
 
 

We are in the throes of Mahabharat. Over 450 participants from all over the world have come to take part in this grand epic, a story that happened over 5,000 years ago, but in many ways is as relevant today as ever. Over 100,000 verses depicting a few thousand characters from their births to their deaths - their conquerings, joys, miseries and previous lives. For these eight days, we are not covering the story as a story, but as it is relevant to us. It is an opportunity for people to live through the story, to experience the depth and dimension of what it means to be a human being.

Panchali


So full of fire she had to be of fire
Of passion, pride, shame and rage.
Too fiery to rise, too fiery to fall.
Her beauty and passion consumed all.
line 3...What a lovely snare

But when life gets mean
You will want a good man.
And a good man
As tedious as
Only good can get.

But when life gets mean
You will want a good man..

Even Krishna is not free from what it means to be a human being. He says, Now that I have come as a human body, I am subject to all the limitations of being human, though I am capable in a different way. When I wish to, I can move to another sphere. But I am born out of a mother’s womb. I will die and I will go through everything else that every human being goes through.

That is dharma. Many things that you did when you were 14 years of age, don’t you look back and say, Was this me? I had to do all these things? If you don’t think so, that means you have not grown at all, you are still only 14. So, there is a certain process. Once you take this body, there is a certain natural law about this process. But it also leaves you with one end open; this is the thing about being human. For every other creature, nature has fixed both ends. For a human being, nature has fixed one end. Krishna clearly says, Even for me, one end is fixed. The other end is open. And I want to see that this is open for everyone else.

Yaksha kicked off Monday night, and we had a glorious performance by Bharatanatyam dancer Alarmel Valli in front of the Linga Bhairavi Temple. Am now off to Day Two....it's been a nonstop celebration at the ashram, and there is more to come -- Mahashivarathri is less than one week away.

Love and Blessings

 
 
 
 
  24 Comments
 
 
Login / to join the conversation1
 
 
7 years 2 months ago

Sahdguru said it is unfair to judge the people or how they lived 5000 years back. 

7 years 3 months ago

There is a Mahabharat going on within all of us, and Sadhguru you have given us the eyes to see this and to outgrow it and not be thrashed in this battlefield......

7 years ago

so beautiful to see all the scenes of mahabharath and all the participants excitement and happyness of travelling to either kailash or manasasarovar or himalayas....etc., that is what being with a master will always benefits the disciples

7 years 3 months ago

Poems are excellent! PRANAMS SADHGURU!

7 years 3 months ago

why the fives were allowed to marry a girl .  in swayamvara  sevaral other peoples would be there but why they didnot took objection . gurus why they did not took any objections . and the society how they allowed  . were the fives were not having the common secnce that one person should marry one girl . and how their mother allowed to marry five to one girl .

7 years ago

Mahabaharat certainly has some lesson to learn for every one. But, I have heard many say that - it has all lessons for all.  If Sadhguru looks at it  and brings to all of us - it has to be from quite a REFRESHING ANGLE. I love this way of looking at it.

Yudhishtir was a Good Man - but may be a little boring. But, Krishna was also a Good man - but, extraordinarily exciting at every moment of his life - and at every moment of the lives of  those who adored him.

7 years 3 months ago

Your words are so heart touching and wise that I  feel so close to you and eager to be part of your spiritual world and know myself.

7 years 3 months ago

 - a requst , a thought ,  a suggestion ,---------   there sould be photograps of every persons every gurus , gods , connected with mahabharata , ramayana , and even  present photos and births  .

4 years 6 months ago

Sri krishna parabrahma ne namaha :
paritrāṇāya sādhūnāḿ
vināśāya ca duṣkṛtām
dharma-saḿsthāpanārthāya
sambhavāmi yuge yuge

I bow down

7 years 3 months ago

I laughed out loud when I got to the place in Yudhisthira's poem where Sadhguru referred to his complete goodness "as tedious as only good can get."

It was that familiar knowing of how good people can seem, dare I say boring? How really good people may not be that interesting or exciting to be around all the time.

But then I was sobered by the next line - yes, it is good to have good people around you as they know better how to behave when life gets mean.

And Sadhguru's poem about Destiny, such a comfort to be reminded that only one end is fixed.

I look forward to Wednesday's posts - Wednesday morning is the new Friday happy hour for me.

7 years 3 months ago

This is the best story in terms of the number of characters and the variety of their life. Some how people of this generation are comfortable watching the Mega Serials in TV. It is good effort by Isha to bring it in to our life in today's context. 

7 years 3 months ago

i am missing Mahabharat....................

7 years 3 months ago

Marvelous job by Isha Foundation.  Pranams Sadhguru................

7 years 3 months ago

i am missing Mahabharat..............

7 years 3 months ago

What a dedication you have!!! Keep on going my dear.

7 years 3 months ago

Feels like someone has weaved not just a stage, but the whole era, in all its intricacy, passion, and intrigue, in the magnificent Adi Yogi Alayam hall. The amazing personalities have come alive within us, the worst and the best of human nature, the righteous and the wicked, and through the tapestry of the breathtaking decoration, i actually feel like it is happening right now...never heard the story before but it feels like it is actually happening NOW :)

7 years 3 months ago

why the fives were allowed to marry a girl .  in swayamvara  sevaral other peoples would be there but why they didnot took objection . gurus why they did not took any objections . and the society how they allowed  . were the fives were not having the common secnce that one person should marry one girl . and how their mother allowed to marry five to one girl .

7 years 3 months ago

Wonderful, thank you for sharing!!

7 years 3 months ago

is there any orignal photograp or  krishna , siva ,indra , bharama  , of past and present

7 years 3 months ago

feel missed it.. thanks for the photographs...

7 years 3 months ago

mahabharta  again is going on  after 5000  years . at those times many peoples were made victims and now also many and many peoples are made victims to take the revenge .

request peoples should try to stop the  bad happenings and should save ,  because thruth of all animities and revenges comes from the times of  king daksha and shiva confilict and the  before the time of ten avatars of vishnu .

the person who was on mistake should be brought in front of all .  and what was the real cause behind all the quarrels so far took placed .

7 years 3 months ago

guruvu agnanani tholagisthadu gnananni veligisthdu like sath guru.i love sath guru.

7 years 2 months ago

See, every where if there is aplus there must also be a minus even in you and me we have many plus points and negatives. You cannot say that only good things must happen. 

As you mentioned, lord Vishnu's 10 avatars,
In almost in 8 avatars, he was in the human form.
Predecessors say bhagavat manushya roopena.....
Which means god in the human form.

If you want to change the world you must take the initiative and you must be true at all causes.........
You must plant trees and you must have good thoughts.
If you start thinking, you can teach some one.
Although if you may have failures in your life, your listener may recieve success from it.
If you teach him, he can teach it to 10 people and hence it can is spread.

so you first follow some disciplines and then advice to others/..............

7 years 3 months ago

Mahabharath .....has thousands of stories.But we have to understand that in right sense. Some people interpret the in the same way and jump into arguments like this is wrong & that is wrong. It is a story which has all pros & cons and delivered as it is to us to understand the life from all aspects.
Sadhguru may eloborate the same and show new dimensions which are beyond our thinking and understanding.