Ojas – A Passage To Effortless Living
Sadhguru: In a way, yogic practices are all to upgrade this flesh-making factory, which you call as body, to manufacture much subtler energies so that slowly you carry a whole field of very subtle possibilities around you. Traditionally, such energies are referred to as ojas. When the food that you eat, instead of becoming flesh, begins to turn into ojas, we can say you’re on the spiritual path.
As you produce more ojas and plug the holes which would leak or deplete it, you slowly become available to higher possibilities.
For example, compared to the possibilities mud is available to, a plant is available to so many higher possibilities, though it is the same stuff standing there as plant or a tree. You eat this plant and it becomes part of your body, and becomes a much higher possibility, available to more things. If one gathers sufficient amount of ojas, they become available to many more things which the physical body wouldn’t be capable of.
But the process of leaking or depleting is also on at the same time. Improper attitudes, improper food, being in improper situations, excessive sexuality, negative thoughts and emotions, anger, hatred, these things easily deplete one’s ojas.
Filling the tank one way and leaking the tank another way. It is because of this that it takes so long for a person.
If one knows how to plug all the holes, suddenly you will see the kind of energy that you gather around yourself is enormous. To put it very technically and simply, very logically, the whole spiritual process is about slowly making yourself available to more things beyond the five senses. Over a period of time, you seem to be available to so many higher possibilities and it is only then that Grace can descend and do something that you yourself could never do. Only then this can become a very fulfilling process for an individual.
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