发布日期:2016-09-29 20:58

Questioner: Within the ashram and also outside in many places, there are monks who shave their heads and there are those who will not cut a single hair on their body. What is the difference between these two aspects?



Sadhguru: Have you noticed, if you prune a tree, the tree focuses its energy towards the pruned area and the number of leaves that come out in that part of the tree in the next fifteen to thirty days are much more than in other parts of the tree? This happens because the tree directs its energy in the direction of the pruned area. The same thing happens in your body. If you suddenly remove your hair, you will see the energies will move in that direction. People doing certain type of sadhana(spiritual practice) want that to happen. They don’t just shave their head whenever they feel like it. They shave their hair on shivarathri, which is one day before amavasya or the new moon, because on that day, on the amavasya day and the next day, there is an upsurge of energy in the human system, which we want to accelerate a little more.



The hair is taken off on that day because there is sadhana attached to that. If there is no sadhana, it won’t make much of a difference. Some of you may know that sometimes, if women who have never shaved their head in their life shave their hair, they become mentally imbalanced because they are unable to handle the excessive energy in that direction. If there already is a small imbalance, it exaggerates itself. But if it is calibrated properly and the necessary sadhana to support it is there, it works to your benefit. A spiritual seeker or a sadhaka who is not only seeking for his spiritual wellbeing, but who is seeking to become an instrument of a larger possibility, wants to use every little support available in nature. Shaving one’s head is a part of that.

人们在湿婆之夜剃发,是因为伴有一种灵性修行方法。如果没有这种灵性修行方法,剃头就没什么作用。你们有些人可能知道,那些一生中从未剃过光头的女性突然剃掉头发,往往会精神失衡,因为她们无法承受那股涌向头部的过剩能量。如果身体原来就有点失衡,剃头会加剧这种失衡。但假如这部分能量得到适当调节,并通过相应的灵性修行支撑其运行,你就会从中受益。一个灵性追寻者或修行者(sadhaka) - 他不仅追求自己精神上的幸福,而且渴望成为通往更高可能性的通道 - 他会善用大自然中任何一个小小的助力。剃头就是利用自然力的方法之一。


When someone reaches a state where his energies are really bursting out of his head, if he activates the two chakras which are above the physical body, then he will not shave. In fact, we would like to grow the hair and tie it up just above that so that it is protected and nurtured. If there isn’t enough hair, we use cloth. Once the two chakras above the physical body are on, it is a phenomenal possibility but it also makes the physical body a little fragile. It tends to draw more than it should and this is the reason a lot of yogis die before they are thirty-five, because they attain to a certain level of energy but they don’t know all the different aspects of the body; they do not understand the mechanics of how the human system functions. The human body is a highly sophisticated machine. The Creator has made this so complex and sophisticated. Sophistication is not just to make it complicated, sophistication means there are more possibilities than a simplistic machine.    



If one is not well-rooted in his physicality, then higher possibilities will take you off from physicality. Taking you off from physicality means either becoming less capable physically or leaving the body altogether. The reason why hatha yoga is as important as it is, is simply to be able to conduct the body in such a way that your energies are well-rooted in your physicality before you attempt higher possibilities.