From Broadway to Britain
In this week’s Spot, Sadhguru writes about his travels in US and UK over the past week: “A week in Manhattan, overlooking Central Park, a few important meetings and enough time to overhaul the immediate life around me... In London for a Shambhavi initiation, the largest of its kind in UK till date. Over 700 people and it was a blast.” Enjoy!
 
 
 
 

A week in Manhattan, overlooking Central Park, a few important meetings and enough time to overhaul the immediate life around me. Been very pleasant weather in NY with a bit of indulgence in theatre (Broadway).

It is incredible, the variety of talent that has developed around Broadway. Absolutely amazing skills in dance, music and acting. Definitely, we need something of this scale in India to evolve. If we can create a street for theatre, in one of our cities, the talent and the audience will evolve and develop over a period of time. Setting a certain standard is going to be the challenge. But this should be done, and it will enrich the society in untold ways. Today the Indian scene has become too cinema- oriented and needs to diversify for a broader approach to all aspects of life. Entertainment and sport is rather too one-pointed in India - time to bring about a change.

Had an opportunity to plan and fly a helicopter to three events in a day, spread over New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. It is an experience to fly around in New York skyline, over Hudson River and through some challenging weather on the way to Connecticut. Flying close to the new towers that are coming up in the place of World Trade Center brought out a big sigh. How the world has changed since those two structures came down on that fateful day. If you did not know – the previous evening, that is 10th September 2001, I was in Manhattan area speaking at the Riverside Church, just a mile away from the events that unfolded in less than 24 hours. I left USA on 10th September to Cyprus, ironically to speak at the US Embassy in Nicosia. Since that chilling event, humanity has suffered a groundswell of violence, hate and suppression that we have not witnessed in living memory.

Ah... in London for a Shambhavi initiation, the largest of its kind in UK till date. Over 700 people and it was a blast. UK volunteers are pulling off an event like this for the first time and already looking towards a much larger event in February 2013.

Also the event at London Business School, a conversation with Donald Sull, a well-known academic in business studies, who straddles between USA and UK. My congratulation to Don and LBS as they are no more looking for just market numbers or management trivia, but for wisdom and more profound pursuits.

Penning this in Terminal 5, Heathrow, a few minutes to a BA flight to Hyderabad. Bad - Hydera? You better be good.

Love & Grace

 
 
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6 years 1 month ago

sadhguru, your sense of humour is so cute... Thank you for being such a wonderful, wonderful guru to us

6 years 1 month ago

Pranams Sadhguru,
You are so Big & mistic, my understanding about you might be around 0.01% but this is sufficient enough to believe you totally. i m too small to speak anything about you. but this much would like to say "I adore you Sadhguru & Thank you for guiding me & protecting my family all the time.
Always seeking your Blessings.

6 years ago

Dear Sadhguru ,If Manhattan was a big blast , then Nagercoil is going to be like a whirlwind . Just waiting to be in your presence . pranams Dr. Rita Zarina

6 years 1 month ago

Dear Sadhguru, Welcome to Hyderabad, each one of us here is waiting with a thousand eyes..!! 

Pranams.

6 years 1 month ago

Dear Sadhguru u r the best.thanks for your inspire-ration word to the universe. pls help me to go the right path so that i can reach my destiny.
thanking u
with love
Rajib Nayak 

6 years 1 month ago

"Bad – Hydera? You better be good." -- Fantastic! Only a truly multi-dimensional being like our guru can toss out a lousy pun like that with so much gusto! Ah... yoga through bad jokes! He has a path for everyone!  

6 years 1 month ago

Namaskaram Sadguru

6 years 1 month ago

Pranams Sadhguru. . . . Welcome back to India. . . . The land where Isha was born. . . U off to Hyderabad and I m off u Pune on 14th for Guru Pooja training. . . . I m gonna miss ur converstation with Dr. Jai Prakash. . .

6 years 1 month ago

namaskaram sadhguru bless me
 

6 years 1 month ago

Pranams Sadhguru. . . . Welcome back to India. . . . The land where Isha was born. . . U off to Hyderabad and I m off u Pune on 14th for Guru Pooja training. . . . I m gonna miss ur converstation with Dr. Jai Prakash. . .

6 years 1 month ago

"Today the Indian scene has become too cinema- oriented and needs to
diversify for a broader approach to all aspects of life. Entertainment
and sport is rather too one-pointed in India – time to bring about a
change." -sadhguru. 

6 years 1 month ago

next 4 days with sadhguru!

6 years 1 month ago

You are there to make this shift for Hydera-bad to good, aren,t you?

6 years 1 month ago

Theater for performing arts in India is known to be the oldest in the world. Having a dedicated street like Broadway in India will be a dream to bring all art lovers scattered in various states, cultures and societies under one roof. Pranam Sadguru. 

6 years 1 month ago

Namaskaaram Sadhguru!
Bow down to ur feet!
Un padham Panindhaen...Ennaiyae marandhaen !

Anbudan
Sudha

6 years 1 month ago

"Bad - Hydera" ? No way, Sadhguru. We are ready for the ride. 

6 years 1 month ago

Sadguru life is changing. Tanks. Sadguru credit goes to you.

6 years 1 month ago

Namaskaram Sadguru

6 years 1 month ago

Sadguru life is changing. Tanks. Sadguru credit goes to you.

6 years 1 month ago

Wow!, What a way to express anguish and awesomeness of technologies.Even in writing Sadhguru avoids negativity-Hydera (Bad). Really we are all blessed to have YOU in our midst, Sadhguruji,,  (Raman from Velachery, Chennai)

6 years 1 month ago

Sadguru life is changing. Tanks. Sadguru credit goes to you.

6 years 1 month ago

Hydera...BAD has turned GOOD...Thanks Sadhguru...you bought rains with you!!