@HelixI have degrees in engineering (Bachelors, Masters and Ph.D.) from the top tier institutions in India and the US. It would suffice to say that I would be considered as someone whose intellect and maturity were way beyond my years. But, in spite of all this, I fell into the trap and was slaving away for someone who did not even have the time, courtesy or inclination to connect with me. If you closely observe the people around him, only those that have power, influence, money and are movers and shakers in their own right have access to him - others are mere cogs in his wheel of fortune! Have you ever asked yourself this question - Why does every self appointed godman/guru/swami run to the WEST (particularly the US) the moment he has figured out a tool/technique to bestow so called 'enlightenment'. There are so many people in India itself and surrounding countries in that continent, and even worse people in a continent or two between India and the US that would do much better by being offered the elixir to human suffering. But why don't they put all their energies there rather than coming sprinting to the US? Because, this is the most fertile market for their products consisting of high dollar paying gullible fools like several of us on this forum. Everywhere else people are in penury and won't give them anything else but 'blessings' - of no value on the economic scale!Moreover, several of the members here have gone 'there' and 'experienced' it as you refer to it in your last statement. We are all wonderful and blissful in our own right with or without ISHA's doing. Part of being wonderful and blissful is not being judgmental about others' state of being, Work on your own , isn't that what they teach you at Isha?
@please make it happen
Isha has been in India for over 30 years, it's only recently that more and more programs started happening in the US. It was first westerners who went there (not the opposite way around - so it's more like people have dragged Isha to the US). Secondly, Isha charges higher in the US as people can afford it, most programs in India are free, especially in the rural areas. Other aspects such as Project Greenhands is centered on planting trees and there is also much medical help going out to people in poorer areas. I don't know where you might have got your conclusions from but it wasn't well researched.
Sadhguru does not own any money, and the foundation consists of volunteers who work without pay but are there to support the foundation itself and all the program costs. It's not a profit-geared organization. Obviously you have to make an "organization" of some sort, but it is in no way a cult.
Furthermore, yes you are right, it has been said that you should not be judgemental about others' state, however I can't believe that people are slandering a man who's done so much good for humanity and society. It's disappointing that some people only realize how great a person such as Sadhguru is after he has died. This happened to many others through history, Jesus, Buddha etc. There will always be opposition from people who are in this forum - you are just too skeptical. As I mentioned earlier, even a through and through skeptic, when his life begins to end will wonder if there is actually some substance to spiritual gurus.
I agree, there have been some very crazy "gurus" and some cannot be trusted. I used to trust nobody until I met the man himself, and I can assure you he is something out of this world. I understand that you might not see this, but take heed that for 30 years he has not been late or cancelled a single Isha Yoga program. His dedication is phenomenal, obviously no regular person can do this.
Yeah I'm sorry for being blunt in that post.
1. Studies show that most people in the US are on anti-depressants, definitely your first statement is correct.
2. My experience of Sadhguru and the ashram was amazing, I loved it. Your second point is right as well, I'd love for people to come and see it.
3. I was being blunt, but I couldn't see how people were criticizing Isha.
4. Yes he is supreme and more than good.
5. People volunteer because they see something wonderful. You know, not all the people in the world are stupid, they can see if they are wasting their lives on something and Isha was something worthwhile.
6. Oh yes you definitely are!
This forum does not have many members. And out of those, only a few have experienced Isha. There are millions of volunteers and many, many more followers, and I don't see how you can form arguments from such a small range of people. Your views are narrow. If a million people said the same thing, I may be inclined to agree, but this is such a small minority.