Sadhguru J. Vasudev has been recently named as one of the 50 most influential people in India. He is a contemporary mystic equally at ease skydiving off of airplanes as he is addressing countless spiritual podiums. His approach is thoroughly refreshing, vastly entertaining, and most importantly profoundly moving. Let’s hear what Sadhguru has to say in this delightful discourse. In conversation with the motorcycle guru himself.
Enlightenment is like the moon reflected on the water.
The moon does not get wet, nor is the water broken.
Although its light is wide and great,
The moon is reflected even in a puddle an inch wide.
The whole moon and the entire sky
Are reflected in one dewdrop on the grass.
Spirituality seems a concept so far removed from every day life that a lot of us wonder how we could even begin to reconcile the two. In between the dramas,noises and confusions of everyday existence, some quiet time to reflect on who and where we are on our personal path to greatness, seems so difficult to achieve. We think it’s something for which we need to make time for, or something that we could hope to catch a glimpse off on a yoga retreat in some far away land. Others believe, wrongly unfortunately, that it’s something so outright boring and dull, they wouldn’t be caught dead anywhere near it.
On a surface level, we search for money, status, power and all the things we think we need to progress in the real world. But deep inside each one of us, whether we choose to acknowledge it or not, we yearn for a deeper connection to the divine, that something greater outside of us. The siren call to the place we call our original home.
An Urban Mystic’s Blog was designed out of a mini-sized dream to make spirituality more accessible and relevant to the people who live in the real world and face real problems and undergo real situations. Not all of us can afford to go to the mountains and renounce the world in the hope of achieving enlightenment, but that doesn’t mean we cannot find our divinity where we are, in the here and the now. Most of the concepts that are featured within these pages have been broken down into small chewable bite sized portions , easy to read , easy to understand and most importantly easy to apply.
For the some of you who stumbled upon this website, one fey magical day, it will be the start of a wonderful journey. And for the others, it will be a pit-stop on the way to even greater things. Whatever it is, I do hope you find what you’re looking for.
May God bless you with endless love, light and happiness. And I hope you know, dear sweet child of God, you are more loved that you could possibly know.