Monday, July 14, 2008

My experiences 2 - Bhava Spandana (Yoga Program)

When i attended the 7 days Isha Program, some people who have already done the B.S.P (Bhava Spandana Program), were asked to relate their own experience of doing this program. 3 out of 5 people, simply broke down. The joy was so enormous, that they had difficulty relating their experiences. I could read the message behind their tears. They wanted us to experience this same joy.
That very day, I decided that I will attend this program. I booked my travelling tickets, 3 months in advance, not knowing whether the circumstances will allow me to go there. During those 3 months, I never enquired with anyone with what happens in the programs. I was simply prepared to do what they would tell me to do.
When I reached there in Coimbatore, I was worried about my family, not knowing how they will manage in my absence. But soon those thoughts of worry were overtaken by beauty and splendour of the Ashram. The commitment of the Isha Volunteers was simply irreplacable. They served us has we are part of their self. Their love was so silent. I got the first glimpse of what love can be, love without any boundaries. Love of just being related to each other, without any name given to it. We simply enjoyed in each other's presence. The feeling was divine. I wish everyone basks in the love of the divine. The best way to be present in the B.S.P is either we can be alone or we can be with all of the participants or we can be with any of the participants. Please avoid enclosing yourself within a group. Its a place where you can open up and break up many unneccesary resistance. One only needs childlike simplicity to enjoy the program. One is required to give only 4 days of intense participation. And then, one can see the result for ourself.

It just happened that when I reached home I was fast asleep in the afternoon. All of a sudden I heard a divine voice, which was singing. When I opened my eyes, I found that the song was being played on the T.V.. It was an ordinary song, if it was played, on any other day. But the energy was so intense inside me, that it revealed divine colours in the song. Soon, my cousin came up and said that when i was fast asleep, she noticed an all pervading blissfullness in my face.

Next day, I had to go to railway station early in the morning at 6 a.m.. Has nature plays its own game, the train was late by 1 hour. So I had spent my next 1 hour relaxing in the platform. All of a sudden, everything was moving in a slower pace. The lights all over were displaying in vibrant form. It reminded me, that this glimpse must have experienced when I was in the early ages of just born child. Everything was crystal clear. I noticed the sweet tinkling of the eyes of the hens, who were caged inside the cage. Compassion was overflowing inside me. I noticed a beggar, who was paralysed, lying in the platform helplessly. I ran to a nearby hotel , to get some food for him. I placed the parcel in front of him but he was unable to take it (paralysed). I gave a little opening to the parcel, so that the strong aroma of the food, would give him some strenght to wake up. I ran away, leaving the rest in the hand of existence. Obviously I did not want the people in the platform to know about what was happening to me.
Everything was so clearly visible, since things were moving so slowly. I noticed a sweet child of 2 years old, pulling a suitcase, with the help of the trolley. He was enjoying every bit of it till his parents came and took the suitcase away from him. The parents were worried about the well being of the child but were completely unaware of the joy that the child was enjoying playing with the suitcase. The child started crying, the moment suitcase was taken away from him.

People would become joyful, just with my presence around them. I experienced one conciousness with all the people around me, whether known or unknown. When I was sitting in my shop, I noticed a fight brewing up between a Alcoholic man of 30's and a kid of 10. Unable to bear the sight of kid being beaten up, I interfered and overpowered the alcoholic man. Soon the general public overtook the man and handed him over to the police. He was mercilessly beaten up by the police. While the general public was rejoicing in the justice being handed over to the man, I was all in tears, on the sight of man being tortured. For me, the victim and the aggressor became one. While the general public was operating as a part of its intellect, B.S.P opened a new avenue of living within me, the heart centre. So love was the very order of the day.

                      There is no greater experience than being with Sadhguru. I felt that these glimpses were a gift from Sadhguru, to make us aware that when Energy is running at the highest peak, everything looks so divine. This glimpses inspired me to live the life to the fullest, which i have learned so much during the B.S.P. Anyway, the experiences of the B.S.P, is the thing of the past. As Sadhguru says, the spirit of B.S.P. has to be imbibed in our life, when we get back to home. These programs breaks so many resistance in us, which we have created unconciously. I know that if one does this program with 100% participation, one will come out has a just born human being.

For many days I would sleep late at night by 3 or 4 am. I would simply enjoy the view outside the street. It was just miraculous that I was enjoying every moment of life energy moving in the street. The stillness of the night was just incredible. In summary, I value the experience of oneness with all beings than the psychedelic experience I had.
Wish all the participants, the best of my wishes. 

When I look back at those events that happened back 1 year, I am immensely grateful to all the people who made this program such has Bhava Spandana available to us. That experience of oneness with all the beings has been with me all the time and has taken a new form in the name of "Volunteering in Isha". It is just like that when you watch a beautiful movie, you cannot be content with only watching the movie. You would also want all the people to watch the movie has well. And I took to volunteering, wanting people to experience it.


  1. Bhava Spandana - As I type these words over my key board, my mind is fully engorssed in observing the sensation of my my fingers on the key board, my eyes are completely drawn over the appearance of these letters over this screen, and my ears are busy hearing the sound that comes when we type.Have i ever done this before? Well, the answer is I dont really know because I never knew it was possible to be with suh awareness. This is precisely what BSP has done to me. I did my BSP between the 8- 12 of Feb. my luck or His Grace, you can call it - Sadhguru was there at the Ashram that time, and came over to Spanda hall to meet us on the 12th. On the 11th, we had a dip at theerthakund and a visit to Dhynalinga. I was in a apiritual trance already after this experience. This was further enhanced by our meeting with Sadhguru. As much as we have read about him, read his books, listened his speeches, lived by his words - there is something enormously different in him when you meet him and spend a hour in front of him without really thinking about him as a guru or a master. I dont know if it was BSP, or my iner self - but somehow I could see the man in every sphere. Noticed the way his veins move from throat to forehead, when he speaks, noticed the manner a silence prevails in him every moment, and the way he smiles from his heart. All this did take away my breath completely, but I was completely listening to his message. When we were asked if we have any questions - I just could not speak. Some where going eccentric, screaming on meeting him and some where jumping up in joy. To me - it was a double effect of BSP and Sadhguru and I expressed my joy in the most active and silent manner. So much of serenity. Bliss.

    BSP continues to live with me, and I just feel like 20 day old baby now - although I am well past 20 years.

    Cheers Anna


  2. The real thing is good experiences and bad experiences will keep coming in your life but never forsake sadhguru in times of difficulty. Losing him is losing the very essence of life. Being with him is the utmost goal of my life. Introspect your own life if something is not working well.

  3. Hi anna...

    Life is blissfull... when just reading the lines, the word BSP, its creates a great relief and sensation in soul. let all souls cherish the love provided. take care anna..

    with Divine Hugs,

  4. Archana, that was a wonderful experience of B.S.P. What I guess that it was a invisible hand of Sadhguru, which moved the kundalini shakthi in us. Neverthless, there is no greater experience than the experience of love. Just being in the loving space is a fulfilling experience in my life.

  5. I don't understand what you people are talking about. What was done in bsp program that u felt drugged? Can I feel the same way at home?

    1. Its simple. If done with Involvement, we get a glimpse of the Divine Nature of this Existence. Its a glimpse and then, we have to work towards it.

  6. I will be attending this program at the end of this month in Mcminnville Tennesee is there any advice of things I should bring along with me?

    1. You need to bring only YOURSELF, fully alive, ready to be involved in every process, asked to be done.

  7. Can I attend Bhava Spandana with only Inner Engineering as a pre requisite

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  9. My BSP experience was not great, it is better to avoid such self-realisation program where spiritual gurus exploit the sentiments of people. I attended this program and the yoga / Kriyas that we were asked to do almost break my upper/lower back and spine. I had to see spine specialist and get the MRI done. I was on bed for 3 days and even after 1 year I still sometimes have problem in my back. I will suggest people to remain away from such program which can really hurt you physically and medically.
    I have nothing against the philosophy of Sad Guru and his talks but kindly don't conduct such program which can destroy the life of people who may get hurt due to such program.
    BSP can be for people who are extremely good physically like sports persons. Even they might be at risk.
    When you do BSP the volunteers will ask you to close the eyes and smile / laugh. Then they will take video of people which suggests to audience who watch video is that people are in trans State but it is not like that.

    1. wth no one teells anyone to do that, :")

  10. I have always been skeptic about gurus for good reasons since I was screwed left right and center in my life. I don't hold any grudges against any guru because the fraud ones enriched my life too. So with great skepticism/suspicion (as Sadhguru says), I attended his programs and saw him/met him couple of times. But after BSP, my life is not the same anymore. There is fundamental shift in the way I am looking at things now. It will literally blow your mind! I am grateful to the master for such a gift. I can sit get blissed out thinking about it. I am still not 100% in love with Sadhguru but I am 100% with the gifts he showered on me. Sorry to hear that some people didn't have good experience but this is something you need to try. It is the best thing you can do to yourself and people around you.

  11. Hi, it seems u have read/listened about Osho, Ramana I do love their approach But Sathguru is different from Osho. What is your opinion?


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