Guru Sangamam - Establishing a Spiritual Gateway
In this week's Spot, Sadhguru writes about a historical event - the first annual meeting of Guru Sangamam. "For the first time, we are reaching a place where parents do not know what to tell their children. For the first time, we are facing a generation of people who may not pass the spiritual process on to the next generation. So the responsibility and the place that spiritual leaders of today have is much bigger than it ever was in the past. This is the fundamental reason for Guru Sangamam."
 
 
 
 

Thursday was the first annual meeting of Guru Sangamam – ‘A Confluence of Gurus’. Last year, 17 of us met and this year about 100 gurus came and participated, representing a wide variety of traditions and a large segment of the population in many ways. This is a very historical event, never before has such a thing happened.

India as a land, as Bharat, as Hindustan, is something which has been recognized for over 12,000 years. Though at many times we have been over 200 political units within the subcontinent, everywhere in the world we were always recognized as one nation. India is not a land that was born in 1947. So politically, we were different and culturally we are so different. Every few kilometers that you travel in this country, you will see that we look different, dress different, eat different - we are different in every possible way. But still, what has held us together as a nation for thousands of years is just the fundamental spiritual thread; that every human being born in this land is seeking his ultimate wellbeing or his liberation.

Over the last thousand years, external invasions have come and tried to dominate this culture in so many ways. If you look at other parts of the world, wherever these invaders went, they have had 100% success. This is the only country where after hundreds of years of occupation, they still could not change the fundamental ethos because spirituality did not have one organizational head. It was not one organization or an authority transmitting the spiritual process. Every family was a spiritual process by itself. From parents to children, the spiritual process went on. For the first time, we are reaching a place where parents do not know what to tell their children. For the first time, we are facing a generation of people who may not pass the spiritual process on to the next generation. So the responsibility and the place that spiritual leaders of today have is much bigger than it ever was in the past. This is the fundamental reason for Guru Sangamam.

Never before has the world been as ready for what India has to offer because everywhere else in the world, there is an imposition of belief systems. This is the only culture which has always encouraged seeking. It does not matter what the scriptures say, what the gurus have said, what the avatars have said, an individual person can still seek his own truth. In ancient times, people always looked up to somebody to be told what to do. But for the first time, humanity is in a place where everybody wants to seek; everybody wants to craft his own life outside and inside - within himself. So we have put Sanatana Dharma on a larger span as it was originally meant; that Sanatana does not only mean eternal, it also means universal and all-inclusive - it does not exclude any human being. This is the only country where, within the same family, five people can worship five different gods and still stay together. In many places in the world, you would get killed for this. This is a country where we have even given the freedom to create your own gods. If you don’t like the existing ones, you can create your own. You can worship a rock, a tree, a mountain, your mother, anything.

The idea of forming a Guru Sangamam like this is to present to the world that our diversity is not against each other, our diversity is a possibility, so that every human being has his own way of seeking. There has been such a tremendous repository of knowledge, possibilities and methods for human emancipation and wellbeing. I feel it is time we assimilate and present this on one platform. This does not mean each spiritual leader has to give up what he is doing and do the same thing. Everybody does their thing, but we state the many ways for the same purpose to be fulfilled. A human being needs this - one way is never going to work for all human beings.

India has always been the spiritual gateway, but we have been losing that in the last 30 years. A tremendous loss has happened. What the sword and gun could not do, MTV is doing. So it is time that we present ourselves on a platform where all varieties are available for people to choose. And today, the internet is one of the biggest platforms upon which people assemble - people meet, mingle and exchange ideas. Every day, about 400,000 people type the word ‘spiritual’ on the net. So it is time we present the spiritual traditions of India on a powerful platform, that if anybody seeks spirituality, this should be the direction that they turn to. We have already fixed the date for the next meeting for April 4, 2013 and we are very sure there will be over 500 representatives from across the world. We can establish this if all of these leaders stay together and make this happen, and this is very much a doable thing, the necessary technology and competence are with us.

Love & Grace

 
 
 
 
  47 Comments
 
 
Login / to join the conversation1
 
 
6 years 1 month ago

Great sadhguru...you are the only possibility for this world...!!!!

6 years 1 month ago

[...] குருசங்கமம் – வரலாற்றுச் சிறப்பு மிக... [...]

6 years 1 month ago

GRACEFUL PHOTOS............. 
KAANA KANN KODI VAENDUM........... 
EVERY ONE WILL BE THRILLED...........
PRANAMS SADHGURU...............................

5 years 7 months ago

Amazing sadhguru..... Sadhguru..... sadhguru.... sadhguru.... PRANAMS!!!!!!

6 years 1 month ago

An excellent Idea Gurudev! Our Sanatan Dharma has been under attack in many ways by many different forces but It has survived;now is the time to rejuvinate it in a grand way.Our Gurus must unite ,set their differences aside and educate the people in a grand way how
blessed we are to be born in the Sanatan Dharma.
Arjun Singh,CANADA.

6 years 1 month ago

Every step of yours, every every thing you do is a miraculous Sadhguru
Your compassion, Your humility, Your Magnificent presence,  Your Smile, Your ways of tearing me apart so gently, Your Love, Your Words... YOU .. no words can explain what you are for me nor what your are language is soo crippled sometimes...nothing can articulate....

Life at you feet...
Vijay Nishtala

6 years 1 month ago

I'm extremely happy to be an Indian, Which is the reason ISHA came in to my Life.
"""I love SADHGURU"""..... He strives too hard only for our wellbeing.  I wish this Gurusangamam should be alive till the end of the Universe, So that anyone who wants to choose spritual path will get it, that too in a RIGHT way.

5 years 5 months ago

In a hindu article on comments of Asaram Bapu, Sadhguru said: It is very important we treat him [Asaram Bapu] as we would treat any other individual expressing his archaic opinions without the necessary sense, and not as a spiritual leader.-----

Asaram Bapu was invited in Guru Sangamam event in April. There he was considered a spiritual leader. But now Sadhguru saying, he is not a spiritual leader. Why is this contradiction????

6 years 1 month ago

proud to be an indian. sadhguru makes it.. 

6 years 1 month ago

Great initiative ! Loved this "
Over the last thousand years, external invasions have come and tried to dominate this culture in so many ways. If you look at other parts of the world, wherever these invaders went, they have had 100% success. This is the only country where after hundreds of years of occupation, they still could not change the fundamental ethos because spirituality did not have one organizational head. " perfect reasoning....

6 years 1 month ago

These "Guru Sangamams"  happen in another world, which human eyes can not see,  But Sadguru, you have given us this gift of "seeing" all the Gurus at one place, with our normal eyes and to feel all of your combined grace.  You are a boon and miracle happened to us.  I am extremely grateful to you, that you allowed me to born on this planet, when you are here.

6 years 1 month ago

What an amazing event! I wish the media broadcast this event all over the world.
Is there anyone in the world doing this sort of thing anytime now or before? Very special historical event. Pranams and surrender to you Guru the great Sadhguru!

5 years 2 months ago

does any one have idea about where this year's sangam will be held, please let me know. I got to know that it will be held on 13th april. Many thanks.

6 years 1 month ago

This is very much essential in today's time,Thank you very much sadguru!! for the first time someone in this country organising 'guru sangamam' and it is for well being of our nation. Great work!

6 years 1 month ago

Thank you Sadhguru for being.

6 years 1 month ago

when i bow to thee, i bless myself. pranams sathguru. THE Time has come for India to lead the world

3 years 6 months ago

everyone is under the law, the law is same for everyone, even for our beloved sadhguru.

6 years 1 month ago

Nalla Muayrchi...

6 years 1 month ago

Only Sadhguru could have made this possible  ...... Vanakkam Sadhguru- 

6 years 1 month ago

It is a great effort and badly needed to sustain Indian spirituality. but how to avoid false gurus.

3 years 6 months ago

why did the guru sangam have to be stopped ?!

6 years 1 month ago

Its really a great steps towards the Reidentify
with our factual culture under the bliss of spiritual Gurus.  Thanks Sadhguru.
  

6 years 1 month ago

The Silent revolution - another aspect of it. It should become the guiding spirit of the nation

6 years 1 month ago

Thanks Sadhguru for such a huge effort and making us all grow out from our limitations.

6 years 1 month ago

Spot on !!! This is a goose bump moment !! The enormity of the possibilities leaves me speechless.

6 years 1 month ago

A Great step towards the Re-identify with our factual culture under the bliss of spiritual Gurus

6 years 1 month ago

In this country, in a family, 5 people can worship 5 different Gods and still stay together. This observation of Sadhguru is so true!

6 years 1 month ago

MUYARCHI THIRUVINAIYAAKKUM

6 years 1 month ago

It is an extraordinary event by all yardsticks where there is a lot of disbelief and cynicism which is prevalent in today's world towards anything and everything...Thanks to Sadhguru for recreating the hope of humanity!...

6 years 1 month ago

Congrats! This is the right time for the guru sanamam.

6 years 1 month ago

Hard to accept but true: "For the first time, we are reaching a place where parents do not know what to tell their children. For the first time, we are facing a generation of people who may not pass the spiritual process on to the next generation."

6 years 1 month ago

VETRI MEL VETRI 

6 years 1 month ago

"ஒரு மகத்தான ஆன்மீகப்புரட்சி" என்று தான் உரைக்க வேண்டும்!Namo Namashree Guru Paadhugaabhyaam! 

6 years 1 month ago

thank u Sadhguru.
we all belong to one universe of ONENESS :)

6 years 1 month ago

THIS IS EXCELLENT FOR THE INDIA AND THE WHOLE WORLD.

THANKS FOR EVERY GURU'S

6 years 1 month ago

Awesome....Thank you my beloved Sadguru! Maybe Sadguru U should consider a live telecast for the world to see the next Guru Sangamam on April 04 2013.

6 years 1 month ago

thank u Sadhguru.
We all belong to one universe of ONENESS :)

6 years 1 month ago

jai sadhguru deva....!

6 years 1 month ago

Indian culture has been the Most tolerant culture, assimilating into it all that is good - even from aggressive external cultures, which try to destroy it. But then, this most enlightened culture also needs to be protected by strong hands. Who else can do it other than the Great spiritual Gurus  like Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev. The effort is highly laudable and I wish the efforts of this Guru Sangamam all success. I do wish - that all other Great Indian Gurus also join this Great Effort. Ultimately, truth needs to Triumph.

6 years 1 month ago

Amazing sir , i see the glory of ancient spiritual india(ages ago) right here now.
 Thanks
 kalyan

6 years 1 month ago

shamboo siva shamboo

6 years 1 month ago

Dear Sadhguru, I love your vision and efforts to bring together all these spiritual leaders on to a single platform so that the mankind would be presented with spirituality with a bigger impact at a time when it is really needed. As usual I am  really grateful to you  for all the things you are doing for us.

6 years 1 month ago

Great initiative to get all the gurus in one platform to get whole world to be aware of Spirituality from India.Going to be great success as global leaders to be participated in the next meeting.Hope this step going to reduce the gap between the cultures as well reduce religious clashes in the future.