About Enlightenment: What It Is
This unique dual volume booklet combines two discussions with Sadhguru, each encompassing a diverse range of topics. What emerges from these stimulating exchanges is the voice of a master - crisp, authoritative, and inspirational, offering a refreshingly new take on questions that all seekers will recognize as their own. What does it really mean to be enlightened? In this intimate encounter, Sadhguru responds to some age-old questions about what it means to live in the realm of the mystic, and why some get there and some don't. In the second part of this book, Sadhguru explores some of the primal fears about death. In the process, he touches upon several fascinating areas of Eastern thought, including karma, yoga and mukti (ultimate liberation). "The most difficult thing about enlightenment is that it is too simple." - Sadhguru
What does it really mean to know yourself? How does it feel to have no more questions about life – its meaning, its purpose, its glaring inequalities? What does it mean to reach, not just a roadblock, not a fuelling station, not a cul-de-sac, but the actual end of the journey? What does it mean – really mean – to be enlightened?
In an intimate encounter with Sadhguru, one of the most profound mystics of our time, a group of listeners shared not just their curiosity, but their confusions. It was a unique opportunity to sit face-to-face with a realised being, and the questions flowed thick and fast. In his inimitable style, precise and humorous, logical and compassionate, Sadhguru responded to some age-old questions about what it means to live in the realm of the mystic – and why some get there and some don’t.
Death, by contrast, remains a more democratic destination. Unlike enlightenment, which seems often unfairly (as one questioner put it) to be the preserve of a lucky few, death is the proverbial leveller – unambiguous and inexorable, not to mention invariably inconvenient, if not downright terrifying. Even those who claim to be unafraid would concede that they cannot be indifferent to the fact that they have no clue of what happens when the curtains drop. And drop they always do.
Jagadish "Jaggi" Vasudev, (born 3 September 1957), venerated as Sadhguru, is an Indian yoga guru and author.
Named one of India's 50 most influential people, Sadhguru's work has touched the lives of millions worldwide through his transformational programs. Sadhguru has a unique ability to make the ancient yogic sciences relevant to contemporary minds. His approach does not ascribe to any belief system but offers methods for self-transformation that are both proven and powerful.