From Bengaluru to Berlin
In this week's Spot, Sadhguru travels to his home state of Karnataka. As he drives down familiar roads, he reminisces about his childhood days. "In this 54 km drive from Bengaluru, we would cross a maximum of 12 to 15 vehicles (I always counted) and after dark it would be just a groaning truck or two. ‘What a quaint world it was.'"
 
 
 
 

After a full day of events in Bengaluru, I am thinking that I like the unique flavour of Karnataka that I have unconsciously missed…or so I would entertain myself. I generally don’t have time to miss anything and, if I do have time on me, I am at my best when I am alone so I don’t miss anything. But I have to admit, it is nice to be back in Karnataka, and I look forward to the Bengaluru program.

As I drove towards the Bengaluru airport, which used to be the route to the charmed visits of our ancestral home during my childhood, there are too many fond memories attached to those times. The tree-lined 54km road that we used to drive in our grandfather’s Fiat-Millicent. A new model of Fiat was released every 4 or 5 years and, promptly, he would get his new model with a slightly different radiator grill, or with the turning indicator light located in a different place than the previous model.

And grandfather always bought his new car in a sky-blue colour. In this 54 km drive from Bengaluru, we would cross a maximum of 12 to 15 vehicles (I always counted) and after dark it would be just a groaning truck or two. ‘What a quaint world it was,’ I think as we drive down the now 6-lane road to the airport in a BMW, doing 4 times the speed of my grandfather’s Fiat. The world is getting faster, meaner and more purposeless than ever. Turning and turning in the widening gyre...

In Berlin to address a yoga festival...A band of diehards trying to keep the spiritual traditions of India alive at the risk of being labelled hippies. My heart is with these people. The next day was to be in London, instead I am doing the autobahn at well over 200km/hour for a ‘forced or divine willed’ holiday in Dusseldorf - glad I have carried my golf clubs with me...

Love & Grace

 
 
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7 years ago

Definitely I'll get an opportunity to travel with Sadhguru, when he drives.......What an enthusiastic person he is!!! He involves in everything he sees because he sees everything in him!

7 years ago

i miss u so much sadhguru. you r a super hero sadhguru

7 years ago

NAMASKARAM SADHGURU, HELICOPTER IS NOT ENOUGH ONLY BOEINGJET ONLY FOR YOU. PRANAMS, SAKTHIVEL. 

7 years ago

i miss u so much sadhguru. you r a super hero sadhguru

7 years ago

the world is getting faster,meaner and purposeless great words
afterr all the comforts we feel empty why?

7 years ago

Sadhguru did join us in London, via the modern day miracle of Skype!

Even though there were many miles between us it was as if we sitting with him as he answered all the questions we could throw at him.

7 years ago

Thanks for sharing Sadguru.
Let your Grace descend upon us.

7 years ago

Sadhguru is ultimate....for me

7 years ago

i realy miss u sadhguru

7 years ago

Thank you dear Sadhguru!

7 years ago

saravanan
Namaskaram Sadhguru
Always running but your presence time no hurry
very great