The One Message
In this week’s Spot, Sadhguru invites everyone to the Isha Yoga Center on Guru Purnima for the unveiling of the 21-foot Adiyogi statue. “Right now, the topmost thing on my mind…is to see that the whole world becomes conscious of this one thing that the Adiyogi offered: if you are willing to strive, you can transcend all your limitations.” Enjoy!
 
 
 
 

We have entered the period of Dakshinayana, where the sun’s relationship with the planet changes from its northern movement to its southern run. The shift within the human body is such that it is more conducive for sadhana, for setting goals. It is the time when the farmer begins to plough the land. It is the time when the yogi begins to knead this piece of earth – the body – that he is privileged to carry. It is at this time, many thousands of years ago, that the magnificent eyes of the Adiyogi fell upon the human creature.

The first full moon of Dakshinayana is Guru Purnima, when the Adiyogi actually started teaching, and when the first Guru was born. This is about transcendence and liberation, a possibility that human beings never knew, and still most do not know. It does not matter what your genetics are, who your father was, or what limitations you are born with or acquired, you can transcend all of that, “If you are willing to strive.”

In this culture, Guru Purnima was always recognized and celebrated as the day when new possibilities opened up for the human race. But those that ruled this country in the last 300 years had their own plans; they saw that as long as people are spiritually rooted and strong, you cannot rule them. Why isn’t Guru Purnima a holiday? Why should Sunday be a holiday? What are you doing on a Sunday? Eating potato chips and watching television? You do not even know what to do! But if there is a holiday on a full moon day or new moon day, we know what to do. It is time that a holiday is a day that is significant for us. At least, Guru Purnima should be a holiday, so that people know the significance of it. When such a phenomenon got involved with the human creature, it should not go to waste.

If you are willing to strive, you can transcend all your limitations. We want this one message…to reverberate across the planet.

I want all of you to take this up. This Guru Purnima, do not go to the office. Apply for leave and say, “It is Guru Purnima, so I am not coming.” Tell all your friends to apply for leave because it is Guru Purnima. What should you do on that day? Dedicate the day for your inner wellbeing, eat light, listen to music, meditate, watch the moon – it will be fantastic for you because it is the first full moon day after the solstice. Tell at least ten other people that this is a significant day.

Right now, the topmost thing on my mind, and the most important part of what we are going to do with what is left of life, is to see that the whole world becomes conscious of this one thing that the Adiyogi offered: if you are willing to strive, you can transcend all your limitations. We want this one message, which is over 15,000 years old, to reverberate across the planet. Whether everybody actually gets there or not, they should at least know that if they have the necessary focus, they can. Many things are being done towards this.

As a first step, we will unveil the first statue of the Adiyogi on this Guru Purnima, the 12th of July. This will happen here at the Isha Yoga Center, and you are all invited to attend. The statue is over 21 feet tall and will be transported to the United States to be established in our center in Tennessee. That is just the beginning. We are also building another statue of just the face of Adiyogi. It will be 112 feet tall; probably the tallest face on the planet. We are hoping to establish four of them in four corners of the country; one will definitely happen right here at the Isha Yoga Center. The rest of them, all of you must do.

I want this one message to reach every human being. No matter what they are going through in their lives – their struggles, frustrations, madness, longing – that IF THEY ARE WILLING TO STRIVE, THEY CAN TRANSCEND ALL OF THIS. We want to set up this one sign in every human mind and heart. I want all of you to stand up and do whatever you can, wherever you are, to make this happen.

Love & Blessings

 
 
 
 
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4 years ago

Sadhguru, I have followed your meditation and blogs and I am intellectually convinced by them- that is why I follow. However, I wonder if making large statues, hundreds of feel tall is the right way to establish faith. If we have so much money to spare, why dont we open schools, why dont we open hospitals ?

4 years ago

will they sing guru ashtakam ??!!

4 years ago

We will make it happen Sadhguru!

4 years ago

Dear Sadhguru
I do not agree in celebrating Guru Pournami in the way you have asked because the ultimate transcendence is to God, not another human being. If one loses sight of God as an indwelling and external Doer and Controller of the World who is always right, one cannot be free to get on with ones daily chores. What you are asking is that we worship guru as something more important than worshipping God. This is false teaching.
Shantanu

4 years ago

i am just a man...imperfect lowly....how can i reach for something holy....
Sadhguru without your grace transcending anything is just impossible....

We need your grace...

4 years ago

Thank you sadhguru, we r really very much fortunate 2 have a guru like you..

4 years ago

Master of the masters! Sadguru I bow to you and your mission!

4 years ago

The Great masters of this great nation ,we are sorry we allowed ourselves to be ruled by everything western...It was true we thought ourselves a little inferior to them...Because that was how we were taught when we were kids..But not anymore.. Thank you Sadguru, Thank you Vivekananda for showing the value in us..Now it is up to us to carry it forward..To teach our children to only take the language of the foreigner but not his heart and mind..That should be hundred percent Bharathiya.. Sadguru we are more than willing to spread your message..Show us the direction ..We are ready to walk on the path showed by you with your grace...

P.S Our children should grow up with pride in our culture...As adults that is a small gratitude we can offer to all the Mahatmas walked on this land. Let us do this ..Let the fragrance of Inner Joy spread all over the world

4 years ago

Same here...it will give a wrong message to the populace! It'll become just another holiday...

4 years ago

With a 50% working partner like you Sadhguru the message of the Adiyogi will certainly get spread far & wide. Pranams

4 years ago

If instead of statues, lingams were being energised and consecrated, and meditation halls were being created, it would have been great, but statues are just mud or copper. Maybe it has some symbolic significance, but India already has many temples and statues of deities, which need maintenance. It'll be a better idea to maintain them. And statues invariably get destroyed by natural disasters. Focus should be on sadhana than all this...that's what I think. So, I haven't missed a day of Shambhavi since my initiation, which was almost 3 years back...

4 years ago

Namaskaram sadhguru,

Some people started asking about the significance and necessity of the statue, a stone sculpture can carry the history, value and meaning of it for 1000s of years. There are temples across the globe which was built by Indians, they not just speak of our culture, talent etc., but also about our spiritual nature. we have lost almost all, most of it, so this attempt is like a reminder to ourselves. Without a material or symbol it is hard for most of the people to remember.
Lastly:- Am a proud Bharatvanshi. we need to restore pride for others who have lost it.

4 years ago

Sadhguru is only asking us to dedicate the day of Guru Pournami for our inner well-being, to invest some time so that we become receptive to the Grace of all the Masters who are there to help us transcend our limitations and experience a dimension that is not in our present level of perception. Guru is a doorway to the beyond. Without the Guru, most of us cannot experience the Divine. For most of the people, God becomes a reality only because of the Guru. It is juvenile to think that Sadhguru is asking us to worship some person, and not the Creator. Let alone false teaching, he is not even giving a teaching. He is only asking us to devote this day for our inner well-being. Though I disagree with Sadhguru on the 'holiday' part, I get the broader message, which he is trying to convey...

4 years ago

awww, My beloved's Birthday too ! Happy Birthday in advance ! :)

4 years ago

Patanjali said, ''And now, Yoga''...till the East reclaims itself, materially and otherwise, it will not follow suit. But, yes, West can make meditation popular. That's one good thing...

4 years ago

Why the first statue of the Adi Yogi is going to the USA? Why not here at IYC? On one hand we are criticizing the west for outlawing Guru Pournami during their 300 years of rule. At the same time we are sending the first statue to the west. How sensible is this?

4 years ago

This also occured to me...wish Sadhguru throws light on the significance of creating inanimate statues...!

4 years ago

Will there be any live telecast ????? Admin ?!

4 years ago

July 12th is saturday so it is anyways holiday this year.
There are some misinformation about Shiva in famous books like Immortals of Meluha. Millions of people are reading it. Also some of the stories shows in TV serials like Devon ke Dev Mahadev/Shivam make it a myth as opposed to reality. Society is imbibing so much of misinformation.

4 years ago

The way he talks about the adi yogi makes him seem like he wasn't human... "It was at this time...that the magnificent eyes of the adi yogi fell upon the human creature." And later, "when such a phenomenon got involved with the human creature, it should not go to waste." So this is just a matter of curiosity: was the adi yogi himself human? And if so, where did he come from and how did he come to know so much about yoga? What is his life story before his enlightenment? And I he was not human...then what is he and still where did he come from? Thanks, been wondering about this for some time. It would be fascinating to hear about to better understand the nature of all these shrines...

3 years 11 months ago

Dear Sadhguru, whatever said or done we all are still rooted in the physicality and that is the basis of our experiences. what do we do if have to experience something beyond physical, where and how do we start?

4 years ago

Sadhguru has told that we will have similar Adi Yogi in IYC entrance. The US one will take several months to reach US. Before that we will set it up one in IYC, i guess.

Let us follow what Shadhguru has told to do on the day of Guru Poornima, this year and the coming years :-)

4 years ago

On the 12th of July is my birthday, I'll be 25, another good day for Sadhana

3 years 11 months ago

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4 years ago

I heard Sadhguru himself tell that he is not a Human Being in some video.
He said that he is not an Earthly being. And was not of Human species. He tells this when he described about Shiva's marriage with Parvati. And in the recent Darshan, Sadhguru hinted that Shiva created himself referring to the 5 elements as his Parents.

4 years ago

True about the book. In the Devon ke Dev Mahadev atleast they refer the text and making it according to the text.

2 years 11 months ago

I am suffering from mental disturbances which are not allowing me to progress and claim my rightful position in life. My wish is that you assist me overcoming the current difficulties. This is not a selfish request. I am one that would give my right hand for you Sadhguru. Be with me until I am healthy. Be with me until mukti one day. Help me and my family achieve balance, health and success. Let your grace flow eternally until the beloved is realized. Whether it is you or the creator. I will do all I can from my end. May this Guru Pournami help us all overcome the necessary difficulties and build a solid base from which to one day flower.

4 years ago

There are still quite a lot of people aping the West. So when the West meditates, they'll follow suit.

4 years ago

Yes, those adhiyogi temples, both the statue and lingams will be there !

4 years ago

On the 12th of July is my birthday, I'll be 25 another great day for sadhana, and an important day too it is the 15000th anniversary of Adi Yogis gift yo humanity

4 years ago

The most Profound must come up up at places most profane. Only then the process of transformation will fulfill its true meaning. Here at ISY, Coimbatore we have Dhyanalinga ( The live Guru), the grace ia allready available to all of us. Its only fair that first statue of ADIYOGI (ADINATH, DAKSHINMURTY, SHIVA ) its comes up at TENESSE. Bro, Let's not belittle our hearts, let us share this grace with all. It is indeed beautiful that people in USA receive this. And let the light of transformation be lit.

4 years ago

Don't know about the west but in India...we as it is have too many holidays...we need more working days. I disagree with this "holiday" concept totally.

4 years ago

Pranams Sadhguru, The days are not very far, the world will be sensitized to the significance of Guru Poornima. I have received the grace through yourself.

4 years ago

Sathguru wants America to meditate :)

4 years ago

That is Bharat, then what's the point in being Bharat...?? :), spiritual...

4 years ago

That's just it. You are no less or no more than any other, including Sadhguru. It's all "good" (or god or whatever). There is your grace, from forever, now, and for forever. It always was, is and always will be. Sadhguru shows us the way. Just follow the way to find out who your really are. Relax. Meditate when you can (watching the mind as much as possible.)