He should not be alive and has a copper ankle thing and some strange stuff that connect him with a few followers who assist him with energy. You misquoted that part. We didnt say he lived off the energy of all his followers.
I have heard him answer many many questions people ask and there is a wealth of information from Sadhguru on UTube. Every lecture or meeting with him is video taped and there is often a large group of people and questions asked. All the time.
I never found him boring, even when he repeats himself. His prescence is amazing. I was in a program with him and a one point, he looked at every individual in the 300 or more people attending. One on one. Eye to eye. I couldnt do that. That in itself was amazing to me. The first time I attended one of his meetings he looked at me directly as an individual and probably everybody else he had never seen. I felt like I knew him. He maybe didnt know my name or if I said it remembered it although I heard he is amazing at that.
What caused you to stop after all the programs.? You were in it a while. To me just to being a Vegetarian, doing meditation and yoga everyday, I got my moneys worth. I have been doing this for over 3 years and I am still perfecting it and progressing with these programs. Even the Shambavi, It is still a work in progress, evolving.
I guess for you you didnt end up happier or healthier. I take it your wife feels the same way. Didnt you get anything out of it? What are you doing now.?
I have heard he asks people to do challenging things and sometimes they do. I wonder why he asked you to donate so much. Did you have it but didnt want to?
I would think you were used to this type of devotion being an Indian.
It is not a new thing to be a devotee. To you it looks mindless (that might be a really good thing as far as a spiritual thing, it is a goal in Buddhist and Hinduism, etc.) But to be a devotee can be ecstasy. So they are happy! It is also a traditional way to enlightenment. A servant, a devotee, very highly esteemed in India especially. So what if you gave your life to Isha. What else is any better. To have a family.? What. Not everyone has to have the same path. Is one good and the other bad? Yes I have seen the Isha volunteers, stressed and bicker and act all human (a few. At first I expected then to "be more together" than I realized they are just humans on the path. It is just a reflection of life. Not everyone is in the highest state, everyone is where they are at the time but wanting and working towards something higher. Even in Buddhist monasteries everyone isnt saintly all the time, or any other monastery of any kind.
So are you still seeking enlightenment? What is your path now?