Baba Ramdev made his second visit to Isha Yoga Center on March 30, 2011, welcomed with a pada pooja (traditional way of washing the Guru’s feet), chanting by the Samskriti children, and an intense display of Kalaripayattu in the Veerabhadra Akhada (Building used for practice of Kalari).
Baba Ramdev started the sathsang with a shloka about Isha. He quoted many texts to explain the meaning of “Isha” – the formless divine which pervades all the objects of the universe. He also shared his dream and vision of a self-reliant, corruption free and prosperous India. He spoke of the many initiatives like rastra swavimaan yojana, an anti-corruption campaign to re-establish the lost glory of India and to present it as the spiritual capital of the world.
Though he was not speaking the native language of the audience, his humorous yet serene way of expression and frequent quotes from the scriptures captivated us for that one hour.
- Resident of the Isha Yoga Center
Early the next morning, Baba Ramdev and Sadhguru addressed the people of Coimbatore at the VOC Ground during a yoga program conducted by Baba Ramdev from 5 to 7:30 AM.
Baba Ramdev spoke of the need for “social spirituality” and the necessity to introduce spirituality into the mainstream of society. On the invitation of Baba Ramdev, Sadhguru came for the closing of the program, speaking of the wonderful work that Baba Ramdev was doing in introducing yoga to people. He joked that people who had never seen the sun rise were now waking up well before the sun, thanks to Baba Ramdev.
Sadhguru also stressed the importance of introducing at least one drop of spirituality into the life of every individual, saying that spirituality was an absolute necessity in today’s world of technology and expansion. The discourses were received with frequent applause punctuating both discourses, with a crowd of over 1000 people. Of course, Sounds of Isha closed the program with their signature tunes.
The program was telecast live on Aastha Channel.