Time to Fly
In this week's Spot, Sadhguru takes off, via helicopter, throughout the Midwest for four Linga Bhairavi yantra consecrations. "It so turned out, I came to a tiny little airstrip in a proper residential area – that’s America for you, there are too many flying enthusiasts. The winds were blowing over 30 knots, wet and rainy. Not the kind of weather a helicopter pilot would relish taking off in, but there were many people waiting at the consecration places. Above all, how to keep Bhairavi waiting?"
 
 
 
 

It’s been a while since I read Richard Bach’s ‘Illusions’. It’s a book that I read when I was 14. And read it over 35 times in the next 6-8 months. It also led me to read every other book which he wrote. Richard Bach is a flying enthusiast who spent his life living with flying machines. I hear in his old age he is still living with three of his own machines somewhere on Long Island. I was to fly with him a year ago, and I very much looked forward to it, but it was a promise that somebody could not fulfill.

We had four Bhairavi Yantra consecrations in four different cities – Chicago, Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Louisville - in that order and had to get to the iii ashram by night. This marathon of hop-consecrate-speak-hop across the Midwest from Chicago to Tennessee, a journey of more than six hundred miles, the day stretched from 5.30 in the morning to 2am. Is there someone out there who can add a couple of hours to the meager 24?

It so turned out, I came to a tiny little airstrip in a proper residential area – that’s America for you, there are too many flying enthusiasts. The winds were blowing over 30 knots, wet and rainy. Not the kind of weather a helicopter pilot would relish taking off in, but there were many people waiting at the consecration places. Above all, how to keep Bhairavi waiting?

We took off and started heading in a general southerly direction towards Indianapolis. Illinois to Indiana stretch is largely a flat land with square miles of corn or soya crop. That was comforting, considering the bad weather - in case of any mechanical problems, there were open fields for emergency landings. Flying across this same terrain now, it reminds me of Richard Bach’s barnstorming days, which had been so vividly imprinted in my mind; it’s quite something to be reliving those images after such a long time. The 35 knot wind, being a tail wind, hastened our journey pushing us on at over 140 knots per hour, a little over 200 km/hour. We made our landing in Indianapolis, once again in a residential area, but not an airstrip, just a regular street without much traffic.

The Bhairavi consecration in all four places went wonderfully well. The deep sense of devotion that she is bringing about in those who come in touch with her is indescribable. It was amazing to see in every town I went, there were a group of people who were singing away the songs and chants of Linga Bhairavi to perfect tune, rhythm, melody and above all, with immense devotion. It is heartening to see that people are beginning to realize the power and joy of living in consecrated spaces. If we cannot consecrate the whole world, let us at least do as many homes and as much space as possible. If we consecrate a substantial amount of space in this world, we can be assured of a more powerful and balanced generation-next.

The two-day retreat at the ashram this weekend was powerful and refreshing for everyone. Mahima Hall is definitely looking more organized as we have finally overcome the fire marshal’s stringent requirements. Paneled the sides and more ready for all weather operation.

I have dedicated the coming week to passing the Federal Aviation Authority private pilot test, so I am on in a student mode reading largely technical data. Studying like never before in my life, as this is the first time, literally, my life depends on what I study. These last 24 hours, successfully practicing the various maneuvers that one can do with a helicopter, including emergency landings without engine power and also passing the FAA prescribed medical test without a hitch, kind of sets me up for the impending certification test sometime in the coming week.

One thing is for sure – that my time on the road is going to come down drastically.

Time to fly

 
 
 
 
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6 years 8 months ago

All the best for your test Sadhguru. May we always have ur blessings n lead us in good direction

6 years 8 months ago

as u ve always said,it takes a mature mind to get closer to bhairavi. it took me so long to even understand this. sure you are having  hard time cracking nuts like me. you know wht!! recently i ve fallen for bhairavi!

6 years 8 months ago

Namaskaram Sadhguru,
This is the first time that GURU is taking exams and Disciples wishing good luck!!!
But for my Guru its a game, he will win...

6 years 8 months ago

For a change Sadhguru, let us wish you all the very best for your studies and the test.

6 years 8 months ago

You mean what you say. You show us how great to be (extra) ordinary human being without using any mystical power. To what extent normal body and minds can go in style off course with grace.

6 years 8 months ago

It was great to see Sadhguru writing about Richard Bach the author the immortal book Jonathan Livingston Seagull. All the best Sadhguru  in your FAA pilot test. U will come out with flying colors

6 years 8 months ago

great!!! sadhguru ji

6 years 8 months ago

worth the suspense we all wait in to read the SPOT!!!!!!!

6 years 8 months ago

I am sure there is no test which you can't pass.
Sadhguru to Flyguru.. :)
Pranam

6 years 8 months ago

Goodluck with your test, Sadhguru.

6 years 8 months ago

Sadhguru I am eagerly awaiting  see your helicopter at Tirupur.

6 years 8 months ago

Dear Sadhguruji,

I am blessed to be  a member of Isha Community and count on your blessings.

Muralidharan

6 years 7 months ago

Sadhguru, Whenever I read about your acute interest in motoring, I always was reminded about the Illusion's Biplane guru and though the book came so many years before, somehow I always felt it was written about you, even before you ever became the Sadhguru. 

6 years 8 months ago

Sadhguru...just sharing your Presence here this week-end has empowered me to do what is needed...by "Grace" I set my sites high!! I'll be seeing you soar across the friendly skies of the US as you soar through the testing process in "Flying Colors"   :-)

6 years 8 months ago

Namaskaram Sadhguruji..

when you are piloting millions of human minds across the globe, just piloting a helicopter is going to be just like a walk on the cake.  I don't have to wish you good luck GURU ji, because, how can anyone wish the LUCK itself.  Get on GURU ji, get started to consecrate the sky.  

Flat on your feet for Grace & Blessings.

6 years 8 months ago

Pariksha is common for Sadhguru also?!

Chulk..Chulk..Chulk!!!...We may hear the sound at any time when Sadhguru passing or landing in our town!...Awaiting........

5 years ago

Fly , fly and seed the clouds
And let Thy grace then shower down
There are many such who pray out loud
That all places be consecrated by Your infinite love !

(Best wishes for your exams Sadhguru)

6 years 8 months ago

Hi Sadhguru,

Be happy and all the very best.

6 years 8 months ago

namaskaram sadhguru.  my prayers to sucess in your test. yes. you know what will hapen in our tiny mind say wish you all the best. atur manavalagan

6 years 8 months ago

Sadguruji my dearest, sweetest one!
humble pranams
Uday

3 years 3 months ago

"There is a temple in Karnataka in southern India, which is dedicated to Annapoorneshwari. At the rear part of the temple, there is an inscription in Hale Kannada – an ancient form of the language, which is a few thousand years old – about how to design an airplane. It says how you can construct it, but also that if you fly such a machine, it will disturb the ether. They say if you disturb akasha, human beings will not live peacefully. Once akasha is disturbed, psychological disturbances become enormous. We can see this in the world today." - Sadhguru

Namaskaram Sadhguru, I don't know much about Akasha could you please throw some light on impact of this pilot flight? I bow down

6 years 8 months ago

When will the mass programs start in TN again? When is the Linga Bhairavi temple in salem getting opened? Looks like an interesting year a head.

6 years 8 months ago

Vanakkam Sadhguru,

No doubt. you should clear the exams in fine manner.

6 years 8 months ago

u knw wat....just read the blog and ordered richard bach's book from amazon...n i dont read books...this is the influence this man has in my life.....

6 years 8 months ago

We wish you all the best for your test.

6 years 8 months ago

sadhguru preparing for a test and he is studying never before... unimaginable...

6 years 8 months ago

n....richard bach...man u r lucky.......SADHGURU wants to meet u ???:0
here r we dying to meet him.......

6 years 8 months ago

Fly! Fly! Fly! with flying light Sadhguru! You will make it in no time! 

Wishing you the very best! Vivi

6 years 8 months ago

The test is no big deal for you Sadhguru. All the best to you.

6 years 8 months ago

Sadhguru, The brave, courageous and sensibile too. Wish him a Safe journey all the time.

6 years 8 months ago

Sadhguru, next we see you in a space craft.

6 years 8 months ago

sadhguru going to fly alone in a chopper and spread smile across the globe...wow.. sadhguru always says i cant wait for another life time to spread smiles... i do understand littlebit now...!

6 years 8 months ago

I, too, read Richard Bach's Illusions and all his other wonderful books many years ago, and am a pilot of small planes, as well. I am so jazzed that Sadhguru will be a pilot. I have always loved that slightly different perspective that flying small planes gives you. It also has forced me to give up my reference to the horizon, at times, and learn to follow the instruments, as I am attempting to follow Sadhguru, no matter what my senses are telling me sometimes.

This weekend with Sadhguru at III was breathtaking. Sadhguru...I don't know how you do it. It is truly magic when I am with you!!! 

6 years 8 months ago

Test :-) - see what we go through our lives most of the time :-) .....But I am sure you will enjoy the test as well....

6 years 8 months ago

Pranams Sadhguru .

6 years 8 months ago

all the best sadhguru for the exams!!!!??