Bhava Spandana Program (BSP) is a 4-day, 3-night, residential program offered to those who have been initiated into Shambhavi Mahamudra. This advanced meditation program is designed by Sadhguru to provide the opportunity to go beyond the limitations of body and mind and experience higher levels of consciousness. Bhava Spandana offers the experience of a world of unbounded love and joy.
The word Bhava literally means “sensation.” Spandana can be loosely translated as “resonance.” Through powerful processes and meditations, the Bhava Spandana Program creates an intensely energetic situation, where individuality and the limitations of the five sense organs can be transcended, creating an experience of oneness and resonance with the rest of existence.
Sadhguru says, “You have lived within the limitations of human senses. Bhava Spandana is a like giving you a lift so you can have a peep at life beyond the limitations of your five sense perceptions.”
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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.