Sadhguru – Why I avoided putting people on Anahata sadhana, It is not Safe!

Sadhguru – Why I avoided putting people on Anahata sadhana, It is not Safe!


Sadhguru: Anahata is symbolized with two
intersecting triangles, forming a six-pointed star. This is a symbolism of
how the lower three chakras and upper three in the body are all meeting here
as one, that means it has six qualities in one. Generally Anahata symbol is a six
pointed star with the dot in the center, that means – all the seven chakras have
merged here in a certain way. Many cultures are using this symbolism in
many different connotations, but essentially it comes from this: the
upward moving triangle and the downward moving triangle have met. What upward
moving triangle and downward moving triangle means is fundamentally. Every
creature in some way is trying to rise.. whatever their understanding of rising. A
little worm may be wanting to climb up the tree, a bird may want to soar up in
the sky, a human being may wants to become rich or famous, or powerful, or
something else, or wants to get enlightened. All these are efforts to
rise. So, this is the nature of the creation. Every creature is trying to
rise to its fullest potential. Some will do it consciously, most will do it
unconsciously, but everybody is trying to rise. A man, who isn’t right now running
after money. You may think: oh, he’s no good. But no, he is also trying to rise,
through whatever staircase he has found. His staircase is cash right now. You may
think, your staircase is energy experience, whatever.. Somebody may think, their staircase is emotion. different People may think or
use different means, but every creature human or otherwise everything is trying
to rise. This is the nature of life. This is creation, that which we are
referring to as the very source of everything, this is not geo-specific, this
is not geostatic . So it moves every way, it percolates into everything, because it
has no direction, because it has no location. You have a directional movement,
only if you are stuck in one place. Isn’t it? Only if you are geostatic, you will
have a direction to go to… If you are not geostatic, you’re just everywhere. There
is nowhere to go, so you just seep into everything that is there, you soak
everything that’s around you. So in this context yogic terminology has used these
two triangles. The creature is trying to move up. the source, is trying to come
down into this. Source does not come down or go up.. nothing. It just seeps into
everything, because it’s not located in any place, like… let’s say… because we
live in this atmosphere, let’s say… like air. Air enters your ears also. Air enters the
pores in your skin also, not just in your nostrils. If you open your mouth, it goes
here also. It has no choice about those things, wherever there is space it will
enter. Similarly let’s understand. It’s only an analogy. Don’t start thinking on
those terms. Similarly that we consider as the source- is moving every way. But
right now if we sit here how is air moving means – we see in the
passage it’s going down like this and coming out like this. Good air. What’s good for us? Good always means what is good for us, you
must understand this. Others may not agree. All the other creatures on the
planet may disagree with us, but good air for this life is going down, bad air is
coming out. Yes. So, this is only a contextual understanding. In reality It’s
not like, that. air is going here also, here also, but
this is the main source, because if you deny this, you will die. So you know, that
this is a must. So in this context what we consider as the creature, which is
this one is trying to move up, this is one triangle. upward moving triangle. What
we consider as the source of the divine is coming down – this is another triangle,
downward facing triangle. Anahata is a place, where both have intersected in a
alignment, proper alignment, forming a six stared, six pointed figure with a central
point. What this means is? It has many possibilities in one place. If there are
too many possibilities in one place, it is also a place, where most people miss
all possibilities. Because There are too many things happening. If you pay attention to
it, there are too many things happening there. So people may not realize anything,
but it keeps them very well entertained. So we are coming to this Anahata, where
there are too many choices. Normally I, except for a handful of
people, I’ve always avoided putting people on Anahata sadhana, because there
are too many choices and there are too many confusions. To go into Anahata
sadhana Two things are needed. One thing is sweetness of emotion,
another thing is absolute steadiness of the intellect, that is… There is a distinct ..see, We’re talking about discernment. Intellect means
discernment. There must be a discernment between: what is real, what is not real;
what is memory, what is imagination; what is experience,
what is psychological stuff. If this discernment is not there, Anahata
is not the place to go, because this is a place , where you hear and see things in a
way, that even a reasonably stable person can go crazy. Somebody, who has a little
tendency, will go all the way, because Anahata… the word ”anahat” means a sound
without reverb, unstruck sound. Most of the sound on the planet happens, because
something strikes something. This is an unstruck sound, that is if you simply sit
in silence, all kinds of sounds will happen. These sounds have been identified
as 108 different varieties of sound. It is out of this, that different deities
have been associated with different sounds in India. If you say ”Shiva”,
it’s a Damaru or a drum. ”Damaru” is a meeting of two triangles like this. When
two equal level triangles meet like this, it makes a drum . When one comes to
Anahata, when one is dominant in their Anahata, they start hearing things , sound
of the Bell. It’s real. The drum, a wind instrument ,like a flute
– these kind of things may start happening. When you start hearing things, generally
it means, that you’re going crazy. So this is why before you hear anything, your
discernment must be so crystal clear and your emotion should be sweet. Why emotion should be sweet is?.. If you have not come to a certain sweetness of
emotion… You know, we… everywhere we’re going about talking about blissfulness
and now we’ve kind of got down a step lower and saying: joy, joy, joy, Yogi’s
guide to joy… All this because without sweetness of emotion there are too many
things, that you cannot do. Without sweetness… Without sweetness of
emotion, which is constant within you, you are truly disabled or… let’s say – you’re
special, because without sweetness of emotion you are denying yourself the
universe, including everything here. Only when emotions you have mastered the
emotion to become very sweet (doesn’t matter what) now going into different
explorations is fine, because otherwise you go into Anahata, you see something,
you hear something, you may come terrorized. Yes, truly terrorized. Suppose
you see something like this.. something you think is terrible.. see your
idea of something being terrible is.. I’m… I’ve not seen too many, but sometimes when
I’m switching channels, I get to see, what is considered a horror movie. It’s
pathetic. It’s not… It doesn’t horrify me, just horrifies me, that some director has
a mind like this. Blood will suddenly come out of the eyes. Blood is always
flowing in the body, if little leak happens. What is so horrifying about it
I’m asking? from wherever it leaked what does it matter I am asking? No, no, it’s
supposed to be horror, because a whole lot of people are innocent of these
things, they don’t know blood is flowing. They think, they’re like this… So for such
people or in such ignorance suddenly something from within happened, images
came up. Anahata is the place in the yogic science there is a
dimension of yoga, called ”Tantra yoga”. In Tantra one important aspect of it is…
the Yogi’s create their own deities, that they create a certain form and make it alive. That form, either he or she, or whatever that form is, it works with the yogi all
the time. So this is why he needs no company, this why he doesn’t get married, because all the time that is company. For
certain reasons generally they created female forms and with terrible
attributes. the Yogi’s created these things either, because they want somebody
next to them, to whom you cannot be drawn because of physical beauty or something
else. There is no way to be drawn . All kinds of
weird images… I don’t know, if you have seen images of Rakini, Dakini, , Chinnamasta,
Kali… These are all terrible images of feminine manifestation, but they
created these kind of images.. one reason is because they want it like that. Another reason may be suppose you try to make let’s say we gave you a lump of
clay and somebody said: ”make the image of Adiyogi”… You know, you were making like
this… not because of choice, simply because you clumsy with your hands. Possible? So for whichever reason they created those kind of images and these
walk with them. Many of these… many-many of these are still around.. The Yogi’s are
gone long time ago. They fulfill the purpose of why they created this
images, but they are gone. These forms are still there. Those, who created some kind
of lineage… There are people, who still making use of those forms, those who did
not bother to create anything like that… they just let them loose. If you hit your
Anahata, they think a welcome Bell has been struck and they tend to come. If
they come, you won’t play with them – you will be terrified of them, all these
forms are created by human beings. Why it is coming towards Anahata is?.. This is the
power of creation, this is where a human being can create. So once you touch the
dimension, everything that we had created and left around the subtle forms, will
start coming in. Before art, music and something else comes to you..here’s Kali,
Chinnamasta , Rakini, Dakini.. lankini all these kinds of people.. all
they start coming in. It’s a wonderful opportunity. But if you’re sweetness of
emotion and a crystal razor-sharp discernment of the intellect is not
maintained, these two things… these things can become a terrible experience and may
break your mind. The core of the universe must be a tremendous place, but are you
ready for going to that place? If you go to the place, this is not equipped to go
there. So Anahata means the unstruck sound. Here the first manifestation ..Why
they call this unstruck sound is the first manifestation of Anahata is, that
sounds will happen. Hearing things is considered as the first sign of
psychological imbalance. And it is. Because those, who are psychologically
imbalanced in some way also become perceptive in some other way. One
dislocation enables them in some other way, but this
kind of enabling is not good for you. It is like… It is like a child, who’s just
begun to walk, you put him in a marathon race, because he’s got legs and for sure
he’s going to damage himself. So it is not that it is a bad thing. Too much of a
good thing when you’re not ready for it or when you are no good for it, it’s a
bad thing. It is a great thing. Anahata is a fantastic place, but I find in today’s
world getting people to sharpen their mind and turning their emotions sweet is
quite a job. Yogi’s guide to joy . Is it working? Sadhguru: This is not about me, superhuman. This is
about realizing being human you super. Smb: You’re going to meet a man who has a
devoted following around the world. Sadhguru: We need to understand the source
of all. Our problems are within us. And if we want solutions – they are within us. nowhere else.