SADHGURU JAGGI VASUDEV
life period : 1957 - present | place of birth : Karnataka, INDIA
parents : Susheela, Dr.Vasudev
Founder of Isha Yoga Movement
teacher/guru : Malladihalli Sri Raghavendra Swamiji
education : Graduated from the University of Mysore
“There is so much adventure that only a youth can experience. Youth
is not a time to languish in pleasure-Youth is the time for
exploration and adventure.”
“ Your mind need not be controlled;
your mind needs to be liberated.”
“ Meditation means to know life beyond the
sphere of the physical;
to know and experience life not just at the surface
but at the source. ”
BOOKS BY THE MASTER
" Mystic's Musings " ... " Encounter The Enlightened: Conversations With The Master " ... " The Mystic Eye " ... " Athanaikum Asaipadu " ... " Essential Wisdom from a Spiritual Master " ... " Dhyanalinga: The Silent Revolution " ... " Unleashing The Mind " ... " Enlightenment: What It Is " ... " Eternal Echoes: The Sacred Sounds Through The Mystic " ... " Oru Vinadi Buddhar " ... " Konjam Amutham Konjam Visham " ... " Sacred Space For Self Transformation " ... " Of Mystics & Mistakes " ... " Ancient Technology For The Modern Mind " ... " Himalayan Lust " ... " Moondravathu Konam " ... " Uravugal " ... " Sadhguru: More Than A Life " ... " JOY 24X7 " ... " Don't Polish Your Ignorance it may shine " ... " Good And Bad Divides The World "
Jaggi Vasudev also known as Sadhguru, is an Indian yogi and mystic. He founded the Isha Foundation, a non-profit organisation which offers yoga programs around the world, including India, United States, England, Lebanon, Singapore, Canada, Malaysia, Uganda and Australia. The Foundation is also involved in various social and community development activities, which have resulted in the Foundation being granted special consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.
Born into a telugu family in Mysore, Karnataka on 1957 to Susheela and Dr. Vasudev, Jagadish was the youngest of Vasudev's four children – two boys and two girls. A travelling fortune-teller, who was asked to predict the child's future, predicted that the infant would have a fortunate life and named the infant Jagadish which means lord of the universe. Sadhguru's father was an ophthalmologist with the Indian Railways and as a result, the family moved frequently. At a young age, Jagadish, or Jaggi as he came to be known, developed an interest in nature and would frequently make trips into nearby forests which would sometimes last up to three days at a time. At the age of 11, Jaggi came in contact with Malladihalli Sri Raghavendra Swamiji who taught him a set of simple yogasanas, the practice of which he regularly maintained. Sadhguru states that "without a single day's break, this simple yoga that was taught to him kept happening and led to a much deeper experience later. He also founded Project GreenHands (PGH), a grassroots ecological initiative which was awarded the highest Indian environmental award, the Indira Gandhi Paryavaran Puraskar, by the Government of India in June 2010.
Action for Rural Rejuvenation (ARR), is an initiative under Isha Foundation, that is aimed towards improving the overall health and quality of life of the rural poor. ARR was established by Sadhguru in 2003 and seeks to benefit 70 million people in 54,000 villages across South India. As of 2010, ARR has reached over 4,200 villages and a population of over 7 million people. IshaVidhya, is Isha Foundation's educational initiative, which aims to raise the level of education and literacy in rural India. There are seven schools in operation which educate around 3000 students.