"Sadhguru Narrates a story of his poultry and farm house when he was young."
I planted a few acres of jasmine, and they all bloomed. As I sat outside in the night, the sight of flowering jasmine plants in the moonlight was unforgettable. The jasmine flowers shone like a galaxy of stars, while the rest of the plant with its dark green leaves merged with the darkness. I enjoyed this sight a lot, and the fragrance was intoxicating so I never sold a single jasmine flower. Because of the jasmine that was all around, I named the farm “Charm Farm.” Cobras love jasmine. My cobras, my jasmine, and my meditation – I was doing great. Sometimes I even forgot my motorcycle. Initially, smelling the jasmine was just a beautiful experience.
Fragrance has this quality. If you simply take it in a fragrance – in such a way that the source of the fragrance is not the flower but you – it opens up a different dimension. The flower is not the fragrance. It is your senses that create the fragrance. Not everyone experiences it in the same way. A dog for example has a very sensitive sense of smell. Still, if he smells jasmine, he will turn away. Whereas if he smells a piece of meat, he will be excited. It is not the jasmine per se which is beautiful. This is why, in yoga, we do not pay so much attention to the outside – we pay attention to our instruments of perception. It is you who decides the quality of what you perceive. The sense of smell is one dimension of perception that people rarely explore. At the same time, it is easy to grasp because it is a rather simple and limited dimension. "This is the nature of fragrance: If you only know the beauty of the fragrance, you become a romantic. If you know the chemistry of the fragrance, you become a scientist. If you know the ecstasy of the fragrance, you could become a mystic. If you become the fragrance, you will become the very source of creation." Love & Grace
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