In Time for Formula 1

Back from his trip to the U.S., Sadhguru writes about the latest blitz of activity, including his attendance at the Formula 1 race in Delhi. "Racetrack is a celebration of this incredible product of human genius. The screams of a Formula 1 machine need to be heard to be believed." Sadhguru then reminisces about his interest in machines and travel, which stem from his early childhood. Enjoy!

Last two weeks have been a blitz of travel and activity after the wonderful Bhava Spandana weekend at Tennessee and a quick dash to the big island of Hawaii for a few important and very interesting meetings. First time on an island with a live volcano. Washed tracks of black lava leftovers and pockets of lush green.  Fabulous blue-green ocean and manicured golf courses. Wish there was more time to explore the island.

Thanks to Air India, now you can skip the European stopover to land in Delhi in time for the Formula 1 race. Only second time in India. My interest in machines goes back to early childhood; some extensive travel in early teens peddling across southern states to motorcycling to crisscross India. Those were the days when travel was just travel and no other purpose. These travels gave me such an intimate view and experience of India. I feel like I know every type of Indian very intimately.

The screams of a Formula 1 machine need to be heard to be believed.
Those were days of wild riding, eating off roadside dhabas, sleeping in forests, beaches, mountains and many a times, just off the road upon the motorcycle. My memories of these rides are vivid and rich with human faces and variety of terrain that I enjoy immensely. In all this, my only companion was the throbbing internal combustion engine that took me around. Racetrack is a celebration of this incredible product of human genius. The screams of a Formula 1 machine need to be heard to be believed. Incredible machines and driving skills. Only sad part was our own F1 driver from Coimbatore crashed out of the race midway.

Since then, a quick two day trip to the ashram. Literature Live festival at Mumbai to an event in Rishikesh and one more at Goa and here I am at the India Economic Summit. It is well past midnight and tomorrow is a long day. We will say something of the Mumbai and Goa events in a week. There have been a few very interesting moments.

Love & Grace

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7 years 3 months ago

Tennessee to Hawaii - Delhi - Ashram - Mumbai - Rishikesh- Goa all in 7 - 10 days and equally at home at all places. Wow! You are the ultimate inveterate traveller Sadhguru. My pranams.

7 years 3 months ago

JAI GURUDEV, SRI JAGGI VAASUDEV. Line 4, Para 2 **"peddling" means 'to sell'
( usually, an 'illegal drug' or 'stolen item' ) ; **"pedalling?" OR may be "cycling!"]
Dr. S. Narayanan, SSY : June, 2002, Hosur (TN).

7 years 3 months ago

The incredible travel means increadible wisdom we understood from your spot.Pranams.

7 years 3 months ago

Sadghuru, you are so lucky to travel the world and see many places. I wish I could do the same. I find this post interesting because it shows people how you are just like everyone else who has their own hobbies and likes.

7 years 1 month ago

I am sure you do know that one word has so many meanings :)

peddling: verb (used without object)to go from place to place with goods, wares, etc.,

to occupy oneself with trifles; (trifle:a small quantity or amount of anything)


A famous Bruce Lee's quote came to my mind

" Don't think. FEEL. It's like a finger pointing at the moon..

[ Looks at student who is looking at the finger; smacks the student's head ]

Do not concentrate on the finger or you will miss all of the heavenly glory!

All is good :)