The Adiyogi Alayam Consecration

In this week's Spot, Sadhguru writes about the spectacular Adiyogi Alayam Consecration, which was attended by 11,049 meditators. A vibrant photo gallery accompanies the Spot, and Sadhguru gives insight into the profoundness that the space will have for generations to come. "We want this to be such a vibrant space that if you simply sit here, really tuned in to what is happening in the hall, you must be able to know all the yoga sutras. You never have to open a book, you never have to listen to anybody, you just have to energy tune yourself and it will be there."
 
 
 
 

For the last four months, there has been no day and night in the ashram. It has just been one long workday. What happened at the Adiyogi Alayam construction site during these four months has been tremendous; the residents and volunteers worked tirelessly to make this event possible, and the Consecration went off in tremendous fashion. These types of events and processes are usually conducted in an intimate setting, but we had 11,049 meditators here, and their level of cooperation, exuberance and intensity is something you cannot find anywhere. The hall was just overflowing with people; we have already outgrown the space even before it has been fully completed.

The reason why we created an Adiyogi Alayam is to bring back classical yoga in its purest form. Not studio yoga, not book yoga, not the kinds of things that are being done in the world today, but proper classical yoga, which is a phenomenally powerful science. The only thing is, if you were given a choice between studying fundamental physics, computer science, software development, commerce or just simply having a degree, which would you choose? Many people would choose the second, third, fourth or fifth one – but not the first one.

When it comes to the world, there is only one science, which is physics. Everything else is just an offshoot. But how many people in the world do you think are studying physics today? Fundamental physics is studied by an extremely miniscule number of people. Right now, people’s understanding of science is the iPhone. People think that is a great scientific achievement, but it is just a fancy gadget. I am not trying to put down the iPhone, it is useful, but it is just a little gadget. That is not science. Creating that is also not science, just a little bit of technology. Fundamental physics is the science.

Today, the reason why you have all these electronics and gadgets is because for the first fifty years of scientific development, scientists invested in fundamental physics. You are reaping the benefit of that now. You will see that after thirty years, if there are not many people in fundamental physics, nothing new will come out of science because the basic scientific knowledge will be missing.

Similarly in yoga, there is a classical science which is the science. But today, there is no investment in the concrete science of yoga, people are just trying to reap the benefits. It is like, if you grow a cow, you can milk it. After some time, people will only be interested in the udder, not the cow. So they won’t have a cow, they will just have a plastic udder and they will go on milking it. After some time, no milk will come. Slowly, our attention has become like this - we have forgotten what gives the milk.

One fundamental reason to create the Adiyogi Alayam was to re-establish classical yoga; we want to build people who are willing to invest their lives in the profoundness of yoga, not getting fancy benefits out of it, not hanging onto a chair or a tree and thinking they are doing yoga. Bringing back that dimension will not happen by instruction only; a phenomenal energy is needed. Otherwise, yoga cannot be taught. If you teach yoga without creating a vessel of energy, that is not yoga. That is just a farce. That farce is going all over the world right now.

So we have built the Adiyogi Alayam with that intention, we want a powerful space. We want this to be such a vibrant space that if you simply sit here, really tuned in to what is happening in the hall, you must be able to know all the yoga sutras. You never have to open a book, you never have to listen to anybody, you just have to energy tune yourself and it will be there. Tomorrow, when we are not here, there still has to be a space which will teach yoga. Maybe there will be no guru here, but even if teachers stand here, suddenly things should come out of them that they do not know. They should begin to say things, they should begin to feel things, they should begin to experience things that they themselves do not know. Only then can we transmit this. That is why so much effort is going into this, and many more things have to be done.

During the process, there were two levels of consecration. One was to consecrate the linga, which is the most important part, and the other was to create a seat - a hot seat - because for the kinds of things that we are planning to do in this hall, we need a substantial support. If we have to describe the seat in terms of the human system, the nearest quality that I can ascribe to it is the Muladhara* - it creates a stable base to sit on, always. This is needed. One thing that was said in the yoga sutras about Hata Yoga is, ‘sukham sthiram asanam.’ An asana which is comfortable and stable, that is the asana. So stability, balance is the most important aspect whatever we wish to do. How far one goes, how high one climbs, is not a question of strength alone, not a question of intelligence alone, not a question of knowledge alone, not a question of external conduciveness - stability, balance is the most important quality. If this one thing is not there, even with all the other things, you still may not make it because you do not have the necessary balance.

I had been thinking for some time that we have to do something in the Adiyogi’s name because He was the first to put this idea into human civilization - that a human being can evolve into something more than what he is right now. This predates all religion. Every creature has come with a framework. An ant can do certain things, but within that framework. A tiger can do certain things, but only within that framework. He put forth this idea that a human being does not have to limit himself to his dimension, he can transcend; there is another way to be - a completely different way to be. He not only gave the idea, He also gave a method to get there. There has never been a more revolutionary idea on this planet.

* The first chakra. It is the very foundation of all the 114 chakras which form the energy system.

Love & Grace

 
 
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7 years 9 months ago

I was one among the participant for the consecration....While comming back to home from Asramam My heart was full......I think it is bliss

2 years 1 month ago

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7 years 9 months ago

Blessed are those who witnessed the consecration.

7 years 9 months ago

I have no words......................................for express the experience

7 years 8 months ago

Sadhguru gave me a chance to participate in this consecration one who does not have the qualification to be with my guru.. i can't express my words with my guru.. For this only  i was born..

7 years 9 months ago

It's up to the readers to believe this. But I must share this with you all. After participating in the consecration when I came and slept in the night I was experiencing too many cobras.
In my experience it was not a dream. In the experience I was not there nothing else was there but a lot of cobras. Also in the end Sadhguru came and spoke something to me. It was a beautiful experience and when I woke up it was early morning. Thanks for establishing this space. As Sadhguru said it is only a first step. Hope to have one in every city.

2 years 1 month ago

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7 years 9 months ago

The fire reminds one of the verse from Avvai grandma's AGAVAL in Tamizh.
"Mooladarathil moondezhu kanalai kaalaal ezhuppum karuthu arivithey"
This roughly translates as, "to raise the flame that starts and unfurls at mooladhara'.

7 years 9 months ago

Namaskaram!!!..This event..this powerful  experience cannot be expressed in words...That 48 hrs has become something very important and has deepened my sadhana...o sadhguru!! u r something...I cannot forget that experiencee...I BOW DOWN TO MY GURU!!!...The adhi yogi's work which lost its purest form(in people's mind) is back now through SADHGURU....Shiva!!!! 

7 years 9 months ago

Sadhguru, I was there and it was indescribably awesome. I had a question which I missed asking..couldnot send it up in time....the closest word to describe Your Compassion is perhaps Infinite, and even that does not do adequate justice..your willingness to keep us all on board with you is ceratinlty the most beautiful, happy,  privilege which can happen to any being on this planet, and I cannot help feeling that whatever little we can give back is woefully inadequate..........maybe you could take a minute to tell us what is the best way to be to be worthy of Your Grace?

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7 years 9 months ago

namaskaram sadhguru...
    i totally enjoyed that 2 complete days.. i am very previliged to see all the process..and i like to vist the adiyogi alayam soon that too with complete form. thank you.

7 years 9 months ago

Alakala visam undan shivan....
puranangal   sonnadhu...
nerilaye kandomae !
amirtham pol visam unda aadhi yogi yana "SHIVANAI"...
shivamae
endgalin thavamae.....! sadhguru

7 years 9 months ago

i dont know  how to express words for having sadhguru as my guru really blessed being iam

7 years 9 months ago

It was a privilege and a blessing to attend the consecration Sadhguru!!, Thanks for the opportunity Sadhguru

I understood the magnitude and power of the place while mediating there next day, a deep experience that I never had and vibuthi smell with every inhalation.

Pranams
Subbu

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7 years 9 months ago

Sadguruji pranams

Aum Neelakantaya Namaha.

Yes I have experienced Neelakanta, when I was dumb founded seeing Sadguruji explaining that Shiva likes Milk and Venom, Sadgurji mixes Milk and Black Cobra's Venom, holds the Test tube in his hands, closes his eyes for a moment, and then, most unbeleiveable things had happened. Sadguruji, pours the mixture of Milk and Venom into his right palm, and drinks it like we all drink theertham in temples.Amazing Sadguruji.

I am most fotunate in this life to have associated with Isha and this association with Isha is the only thing that has happened in my life ( since Sept 1999) out of " Luck" or whatever one may call it.My first meeting with Brahmacharini Indrani ( I dono tknow  her current name ) during travel in Aug 1999, from Chennai to Coimbatore in Nilagiri Express has opened my eyes when she answered my silly questions convincingly with utmost patience.But for this meeting , I donot know whether I would have got into Isha . Many thanks and pranams to her for creating a possibility even in an Idiot like me to be part of Isha.

7 years 9 months ago

alakala visam unda shivanai 
 ketirundhom
puranangall vayilaga!...amirtham pola
 visam undu 
 aadhi yogiyaii un suyam kattiya  shivamae
engal thavamae !sadhguruvae...

7 years 9 months ago

Tears of gratitude......Sadhguru just to see your compassion for us makes me feel dissolved. I was privileged to be a part of the consecration and was drowned in the enormous energy field that Sadhguru created. This was my first visit to the Isha Ashram....and the Dhyanalinga just blew me off...and Sadhguru's words of dedication placed outside the Dhayanlinga temple just brought (and continues to bring) tears into my eyes. It was His Guru's wish and those words made me feel that it was the most sacred love affair for Sadhguru. That message of dedication was the most soul rending love letter I have ever read. Sadhguru, I haven't known a disciple like you and haven't known a guru like you. You are stirring me from within and words like 'thank you' and 'gratitude' almost look vulgar to express myself. 

7 years 9 months ago

"nanjundeshwaraa.....neelagandaa"; experientially understood that mythological names of our culture are the outcome of realistic happenings..
thennadudaya shivane potri..

ennatavarkkum iraivaa potri...

2 years 3 months ago

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7 years 9 months ago

there no word to tell & describe this processes.

7 years 9 months ago

There are no words to express how you have consecrated the Adhi Yogi Aalayam Sadhguru, Only you could do such a consecration and I missed it all by not being there for participating in it, my bad luck what else can I say. I couldn't fly from III, the center in Tennessee, but my mind was just there when you were doing the consecration. I'm longing to experience everything that had happened during the Adhi Yogi Aalayam consecration Sadhguru. Is it possible for me Sadhguru?

7 years 9 months ago

fantastic score.... does anyone know the album of the background track?

7 years 9 months ago

This is incredible and I am just waiting to be there. Reading this spot i bow down to My Guru "Sadhguru Tam Namami". How strong would the Samyama be when we sit there for 7 days in silence. Pranams

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7 years 9 months ago

feel sorry for missing a wonderful event in life

7 years 9 months ago

Its a rare and great opportunity to participate in such a wonderful event. I bow down to Sadhguru's limitless grace....

7 years 9 months ago

May i know bliss of the divine - Shamboo...

7 years 9 months ago

Shiva Shiva...No words to explain the vibrance after reading the post and seeing the photos... Thanks Sadhguru

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7 years 9 months ago

Namskaram 
I bow down to my Sadhguru whole heartily. 
i was completely dissolved in consecration process.
i
was never devotee of shiva just followed the crowd, just by closing
eyes and chanting the mantras i was completely dissolved, every much
grateful & filled with gratitude.

I
heard the stories of Lord shiva drank poison,it was just
another fanciful story but never tears flowed from my eyes but on that
day i can't comprehend logically what happened to me just total meltdown
of what i call myself.

Pranams 
Rakesh Pandiyan  

7 years 9 months ago

Its a great opportunity.....

7 years 9 months ago

my eyes were filled with tears...the moment  the shloka TRIDAM TRIGUNAKARAM started...

7 years 9 months ago

No words to thank Sadhguru for giving me an opportunity to be there during this event. Nothing more can be said...

2 years 2 months ago

MF

7 years 9 months ago

Namaskaram Sadhguru,

Words are nil as I missed the consecration process. But I can read all's experiences in the comments....by knowing about Aala kaala visham drunken by you...now also I have no words.....only tears...................

Anbudan,
Sudha

7 years 9 months ago

Just by reading this week's spot I am feeling the vibrance, wonder how it would be for the participants, residents & volunteers....

7 years 9 months ago

Your words pull at my heart strings. It was not possible for me to be there at that important and amazing event, and your words convey the love and sanctity of it all. You truly are lucky to have been there, and I feel truly unlucky to have missed it ! Pranams to Sadhguru.

7 years 9 months ago

I am really lucky to participate in the " Adhi Yogi Alayam" consecration;

During the course of the consecration process, SADHGURU'S act of drinking of king cobra's venom reminded me the HINDU MYTHOLOGY of " Shiva's drinking of " ALAKALA VISHAM" by squeezing of " MEARU MALAI" in order to save the human beings from the clutches of " ASURARS";

And so this act of His ( SADHGURU) will help us from the present act of terrorism happening all over the world - especially our country facing lot of challanges.

2 years 2 months ago

TF

7 years 9 months ago

" We want this to be such a vibrant space that if you simply sit here, really tuned in to what is happening in the hall, you must be able to know all the yoga sutras. You never have to open a book, you never have to listen to anybody, you just have to energy tune yourself and it will be there."
The possibilities are stunning!

7 years 9 months ago

Sadguruji, Pranams.

Most powerful and valuable learning. I would be grateful and be blessed, if all the questions and your answers after Consecration are published which I am sure will be a great learning to all of us.

7 years 9 months ago

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7 years 9 months ago

I thank the divine power for making me participate in the Aadhi yogi Aalayam Consecration. Shiva in the form of Sadhguru is what I experienced. Ananthakodi Namaskaram Sadhguru.

2 years 1 month ago

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7 years 9 months ago

How can I express my experience with Adi yogi.... My tears only will answer....

7 years 9 months ago

I am very proud that i have been one of the participent of this consecration,no words to say,simply my mind is blowing,I  really thank on and all of the residents & volunteers of this event happend in very successful manner,thanks to sathguru

7 years 9 months ago

The consecration was....so nice.it was like being with shiva.

7 years 9 months ago

There are no words to express how you have consecrated the aadhi yogi alayam sadhguru, i am very happy to participate the consecrated.engal thavamae !sadhguruvae...

2 years 1 month ago

KP

7 years 9 months ago

Those 2 days of consecration was something amazing... We are blessed to be amidst of our living Master Sathguru...
Even after returning home, everyday night I am witnessing the Aadi Yogi in my dream...
I am really blessed to be the part of consecration process..

SATHGURU paadam thottu vanangu hiren...

7 years 9 months ago

MANY THANKS TO THE ISHA TEAM AND SADHGURU FOR CONSTANTLY UPDATING THE CONSECRATION EVENTS . IT MADE ME FEEL ELATED THOUGH I WAS MILES AWAY

7 years 9 months ago

"Each and every human must taste a drop of spiritual in their life time" Definitely the wish of sadhguru will fulfill with the Aadhi yogi aalaya