Excerpts from the book Mystic's Musings

Question: Sadhguru, then what do I do at the Dhyanalinga if I can't do pooja? For me, a sacred space and pooja go together. I will be lost without all this.

Sadhguru: Balu, I thought you were already lost! Now, maybe to find yourself you have to go sit there without your pooja business. As I already mentioned, when a person is in a state of offering, when he is becoming an offering, he's most receptive. All yogic practices were created in such a way that the practices are performed as an offering to the guru. To get the best out of Dhyanalinga, one should approach it the same way one does his yogic practices, by offering himself. When we impart yoga, the practices are always taught in such a way that they're more than just practices. They are more an offering to the Guru. This is a device, a way that makes you open and receptive. It is based on this that in our tradition, bowing down and other kinds of processes have been created. For example, if you take the first practice that most practitioners of yoga are doing in the morning, surya namaskar, the sun salutation, it is not only a form of exercise and a way of balancing your system; it is also a way of offering yourself. It's a kind of worship using your whole body, and in the process of offering yourself, you become most receptive to whatever the early morning sun has to offer you, to whatever the day has to offer you. The best can be imbibed into you by making your whole system into an offering.

Definitely, the best way to go to Dhyanalinga is to go with a sense of offering; not of offering something, not of offering something in return for something else, just making yourself into an offering. It would definitely help for a person to balance his system before he enters the Dhyanalinga space. Right now, the volunteers who are there can assist people who wish to go through a process of balancing their system in doing a few minutes of nadi shuddhi before they enter. The system then becomes more receptive for what's available there.

Being in the sphere of the Dhyanalinga, being in such an intense field of energy, is not a time for one to make requests. Whatever you may want, whatever you may seek from your mind is only a limited possibility. What's possible in this sphere is much bigger than what you could ever think of. So, if you trust that the Divine is of a higher intelligence than you, it's better to just make yourself an offering and allow the Divine to function through you, rather than you deciding what should happen. That's the reason why we're saying it's not a place of prayer. It's not a place for you to request, it's not a place for you to suggest, it's not the place for you to in any way direct the course of what should happen to you. Just allow it to happen to you; just allow the higher intelligence to function through your system.

 

- nadi shiddhi: referring to purification of the nadis through a certain yogic practice.
nadi: the channel through which the life force or prana flows through in the energy body. There are 72,000 nadis interconnecting the chakras. The three main nadis are named Ida, Pingala and Sushumna.

- Shakthi: lit. power. Divine consort of Shiva.

- Ardhanarishwara: Shiva, in the form of half man and half woman.

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