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🕉️ @sadhguru @ishayoga : In the yogic culture, Shiva is not known as a god, but as the #Adiyogi or the first #Yogi – the originator of #YOGA. He was the one who first put this seed into the human mind. According to the yogic lore, over 15,000 years ago, Shiva attained to his full enlightenment & abandoned himself in an intense ecstatic dance upon the #Himalayas. When his ecstasy allowed him some movement, he danced wildly. When it became beyond movement, he became utterly still.
People saw that he was experiencing something that nobody had known before, something that they were unable to fathom. Interest developed & people came wanting to know what this was. They came, they waited and they left because the man was oblivious to other people’s presence. He was either in intense dance or absolute stillness, completely uncaring of what was happening around him. Soon, everyone left.
Except for seven men.
These seven people were insistent that they must learn what this man had in him, but #LordShiva ignored them. They pleaded & begged him, “Please, we want to know what you know.” Shiva dismissed them & said, “You fools. The way u are, u are not going to know in a million years. There is a tremendous amount of preparation needed for this. This is not entertainment.” So they started preparing. Day after day, week after week, month after month, year after year, they prepared. Shiva just chose to ignore them. On a full moon day, after eighty-four years of sadhana, when the solstice had shifted from the summer solstice to the winter solstice-which in this tradition is known as Dakshinayana- the Aadiyogi looked at these seven people and saw that they had become shining receptacles of knowing. They were absolutely ripe to receive. He could not ignore them anymore. They grabbed his attention.
#sadhguru #ishayoga 😇
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