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My initiation into Isha Yoga system

Yesterday, was our initiation into the Isha system of Guru Shishya parampara. I have not been a believer of this way to enlightenment but yesterday I saw the power that came to me. It was amazing. The energy one felt through the process was great and worth it.

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Interestingly, I had decided NOT to ever go to a Guru and go alone myself. Unless of course the Guru would come to me and want to guide me through the paces himself. Here I was going to attend simply a course of yoga… and before I knew it.. I was “initiated”. Now, Initiation is a BIG responsibility for the Guru and the Shishya as well. Guru has planted a “seed” in you, which He feels will become a “tree”. Shishya, in turn gives his agreement that he will nurture it to its growth as a tree. I did not think I will go asking for the “seed” from a Guru, but now that I have been blessed with and offered one I will surely go ahead and take care of it. Now, my urge to go higher and further has increased even further.

This “system” has been propagated through ages – not by written word or instructions … but actual passing on the secrets of spiritual enlightenment from One Guru to his Shishya.. who was worthy of carrying it through. It has been unbroken through ages – thousands of years. I wouldn’t have believed this if I had not heard Sadguru Jaggi in completeness and also experienced what I did yesterday. Sadguru Jaggi’s philosophical and spiritual underpining is not just taking one part of the Vedic/Vedantic tradition and just using it.. rather it uses the complete knowledge and understanding. Whether it is Yoga or Ayurveda or the knowledge of energy centers and Energy itself.. or the science of Mantras/Yantras/Tantra or the understanding of deities and why the Hindu thought went that route. Even the understanding and acknowledgment of greatness of past Masters like Lao Tse, Jesus, and Buddha and bringing their learning. Or even the philosophy of Krishna himself. The scope of the entire spiritual underpining is very vast and it all comes together very beautifully.

If I probably had not gone through all my skepticism in spiritual thought, I wouldn’t have realized the greatness of Sadguru Jaggi because he seems like any other “Guru” but its tough to find someone who has achieved so much in one lifetime (or at least it seems ostensibly to a frivolous observer) as he has.

Also read:  How a Jewish Stanford Graduate from California Became Sadhvi Bhagawati Sarasvati

I truly recommend this course of action – Inner Engineering and other programs from Isha Yoga – to all who want to carry on their quest of spiritual growth.

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10 thoughts on “My initiation into Isha Yoga system”

  1. 🙂 i am so glad to read this post, all the best for the journey ahead ! SHAMBHO MAHADEV !!

  2. 🙂 i am so glad to read this post, all the best for the journey ahead ! SHAMBHO MAHADEV !!

  3. I’m glad to hear about your positive initiation experience. But can you please remove the details about the process from the post since this spoils the surprise for others who have not yet done it?

  4. I’m glad to hear about your positive initiation experience. But can you please remove the details about the process from the post since this spoils the surprise for others who have not yet done it?

  5. Thanks, Becky! I have taken the stuff out as you requested. It would still have been a surprise given what one gets! I have never had such an experience before. I am now determined to go for Samyama and Bhava spandana courses. It is very rare to get someone like Sadguru Jaggi in this time and age giving all this to you. Don’t wanna miss it.

  6. Thanks, Becky! I have taken the stuff out as you requested. It would still have been a surprise given what one gets! I have never had such an experience before. I am now determined to go for Samyama and Bhava spandana courses. It is very rare to get someone like Sadguru Jaggi in this time and age giving all this to you. Don’t wanna miss it.

  7. I dont understand why a lot of religious and spiritual things always tie to physical activity of the body? thinks like meditation, poses, tai chi, I can only view as training of the body physically and nothing further. I just dont see the spiritual side of it I guess.

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