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Trailer å Inner Engineering: A Yogi's Guide to Joy PDF by å Sadhguru The Four Letter Word Once it happenedA customer walking into Shankaran Pillais pharmacy saw a man outside hugging a lamppost, his eyeballs rolling wildly When he walked in, he asked, Whos that man Whats wrong with him Shankaran Pillai replied, unperturbed, Oh, that guy Hes one of my customers But whats the matter with him He wanted something for a whooping cough I gave him the appropriate medicine What did you give him A box of laxatives I made him take it right here Laxatives for a whooping cough Why on earth would you give him that Oh come on, you saw him You think he dares to cough any Shankaran Pillais box of laxatives is emblematic of the type of solution being peddled all over the world today for those in search of well being It is the fundamental reason the term guru has become a four letter word Unfortunately, we have forgotten the real meaning of the word Guru literally means dispeller of darkness The function of the guru, contrary to popular belief, is not to teach, indoctrinate, or convert The guru is here to throw light on dimensions beyond your sensory perceptions and your psychological drama, dimensions that you are currently unable to perceive The guru is here, fundamentally, to throw light on the very nature of your existence There are many spurious and dangerously misleading teachings in vogue in our world today Be in the moment is one of them The assumption is that you could be somewhere else, if you wanted How is that even possible The present is the only place that you can be If you live, you live in this moment If you die, you die in this moment This moment is eternity How are you going to escape it, even if you try Right now your problem is that you suffer what happened ten years ago and you suffer what may happen the day after tomorrow Both are not living truths They are simply a play of your memory and imagination Does this mean then that in order to find peace you must annihilate your mind Not at all It simply means you need to take charge of it Your mind carries the enormous reserves of memory and the incredible possibilities of the imagination that are the result of an evolutionary process of millions of years If you can use it when you want and put it aside when you dont, the mind can be a fantastic tool To shun the past and neglect the future is to trivialize this wonderful faculty So be in the moment becomes a crippling psychological restrictionit denies our existential reality Do only one thing at a time has become another popular self help slogan Why would you do only one thing when the mind is a phenomenal multidimensional machine, capable of handling several levels of activity all at once Instead of harnessing and learning to ride the mind, why would you want to obliterate it When you can know the heady joy of mental action, why would you opt for a lobotomy, for voluntary cabbage hood The other phrase that has hardened into clich through overuse is positive thinking When it is oversimplified and used as some quick fix mantra, positive thinking becomes a way of whitewashing or sugarcoating your reality When you are unable to process real time information and control your psychological drama, you seize on positive thinking as a tranquilizer Initially, it might seem to imbue your life with new confidence and optimism But it is essentially limited In the long term, if you deny or amputate one part of reality, it gives you a lopsided perspective of life Then there is the time honored business of exporting human well being to the heavens and claiming that the core of the universe is love Love is a human possibility If you need a refresher course, you can take lessons from your dog He is full of love You dont have to go to outer space to know love All these puerile philosophies come from the assumption that existence is human centric This single idea has robbed us of all sense and made us commit some of the most inhuman and heinous crimes throughout history These continue to perpetuate themselves to this very day As a guru, I have no doctrine to teach, no philosophy to impart, no belief to propagate And that is because the only solution for all the ills that plague humanity is selftransformation Self transformation is not incremental selfimprovement Self transformation is achieved not by morals or ethics or attitudinal or behavioral changes, but by experiencing the limitless nature of who we are Self transformation means nothing of the old remains It is a dimensional shift in the way you perceive and experience life Knowing this is yoga One who embodies this is a yogi One who guides you in this direction is a guru My aim in this book is to help make joy your constant companion To make that happen, this book offers you not a sermon, but a science not a teaching, but a technology not a precept, but a path It is now time to start exploring that science, working the technology, walking the path On this journey, the guru is not the destination but the road map The inner dimension is uncharted terrain If you are exploring terrain that is unfamiliar to you, isnt it better to have signposts You could find your own way, but who knows, it could take lifetimes When youre on unfamiliar terrain, its just sensible to take directions On one level, that is all a guru isa live road map GPS Guru Pathfinding System And thats why there exists that infamous four letter word Just to make things doubly easy for you, I thought Id make it eight.
Praise for Sadhguru and Inner Engineering By any measure, Sadhguru is a remarkable man For countless people around the world, he is a luminous spiritual guide He is as well a pragmatic social activist and compassionate campaigner for human rights, for universal education, and for global peace and well being In this signature book, he sets out the personal experiences and deep insights that have transformed his own life and consciousness More than that, he offers a practiced program for personal transformation that also draws from the venerable teachings of the yogic masters who continue to inspire him Throughout the ages there have been noinsistent questions than Who are we and What is our purpose in living at all Contrarian and consistent, ancient and contemporary, Inner Engineering is a loving invitation to live our best lives and a profound reassurance of why and how we can.
Sir Ken Robinson, author of The Element, Finding Your Element, and Out of Our Minds Learning to Be Creative I am inspired by Sadhgurus capacity for joy, his exuberance for life, and the depth and breadth of his curiosity and knowledge His book is filled with moments of wonder, awe, and intellectual challenge I highly recommend it for anyone interested in self transformation.
Mark Hyman, M.
, director, Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, and New York Times bestselling author Inner Engineering is a fascinating read of Sadhgurus insights and his teachings If you are ready, it is a tool to help awaken your own inner intelligence, the ultimate and supreme genius that mirrors the wisdom of the cosmos.
Deepak Chopra