Wednesday, November 21, 2012

The hand reading of Jaggi Vasudev (Sadhguru)

Jaggi Vasudev's (Sadhguru) strong thumb, deep Heartline, the wide and highly developed Venus mount, the broad palm and fingers on the shorter side all indicate a type of personality which can go hand in hand with that of a spiritual leader. It indicates a person who is warm, with a love for all humanity. It shows the qualities of loyalty, generosity, and complete engagement and faith in what he is doing, a broad outlook, and understanding of larger issues.

His weaknesses are his impulsiveness and lack of
diplomacy seen from his thumb. Minor faults one would reckon. He is shrewd, but his manipulative abilities are limited, if they exist at all. Overall his hand shows that he is quite straightforward. Check out a hand photo of his here. As it is not a very good picture I am also posting a sketch of a hand photo sent to me by a reader.

Where money is concerned, the shape of his fingers (tips, phalanges, thickness) clearly show that he has financial sense and business ability which is far above average. The contradiction arises because his Headline indicates an introspective and non-materialistic attitude. The shape of the Headline and developed Moon mount suggests that he was always like this (introspective) but this attitude appears to take over his personality completely by approximately the age of forty, mid-life.

The fingers indicate an action-oriented person who enjoys the comforts of life without going to excesses.

What is most interesting is that the shape of Sadhguru's hands and fingers shows that he is a pragmatic personality who does not set store by blind faith, religious rituals or superstition. Not being a manipulative person, it's extremely unlikely that he will pretend that he is taken in by "religious" tamasha. This makes him a trustworthy person even though he is not a typical ascetic.

(Jaggi Vasudev, known as Sadhguru, is an Indian Yogi guru who has founded the Isha Foundation).

Note: It was possible to do this reading only because a reader sent some photos. Decent photographs of Sadhguru's hands are not available on the net. As the pics sent to me are copyrighted pictures I cannot publish them here.

Related reading: Check out a post which discusses the differences between the gurus of old and the modern gurus: The hands of Swami Sivananda Saraswati of Rishikesh and Swami Chidananda

More hand readings of gurus:
The hand reading of Osho Rajneesh or The hand reading of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar or try the label Spiritual leaders for hand readings of Spiritual Leaders from different parts of the world including the Pope, the Ayatollah, the Dalai LamaMother Theresa and also Mahatma GandhiSai Baba or Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.

9 comments:

  1. Fascinating and very insightful. A lot of what's discussed in the article seems consistent with how I know him from discourses on youtube, etc. His broad outlook and understanding of larger issues are something I find characteristic for what he talks about. There are also some surprising elements that came forward. Overall your hand reading matches beautifully with what I would expect from his personality.
    About his lack of diplomacy. Can this be interpreted as a tendency not to conform too much to formalities? A certain subversive attitude?

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  2. When I was living in Coimbatore, people asked me to go to Isha foundation. My friends came from other parts of India to visit him and asked me to join them. Somehow, I didn't find the inspiration to do so! As my knowledge on spiritual matters is limited, I don't want to pass any comments!

    Destination Infinity

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  3. Thanks M. Glad you liked the post. Am not sure about why he is direct. Could be many reasons for it. A forcefulness of personality perhaps?

    DI, thanks for the comment. I too have little knowledge of gurus so I know what you mean.

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  4. Thank you!
    was looking forward to this.
    I found sadhguru a 'guru' with difference.Thought he was either a master manipulator or a true guru.
    Kindly tell me,is he really an ascetic? Similar to Sri Sri Ravi shankar and Osho? What was the main difference you find in their palm,since they all have been hailed as 'gurus' at one time or other.
    His discourses really wow you...

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  5. He is not a typical ascetic as I mentioned in my post and that is because he enjoys the pleasures of life (but within reason) and he also has a way with money (but not greed).

    The palm of say Osho and Sadhguru are worlds apart, there is really no comparison. However if one leaves aside their character/personality/ethics etc, then one can say that Osho and Sri Sri could have a higher intellect although Sadhguru's hands do show that he has a philosophical and thinking bent of mind.

    What there is no doubt about is that Sadhguru is not a master manipulator, at least that is what I see on his hands.

    What really makes a true 'guru' is very difficult to define and it can be a subjective thing. Ascetics are different and very rare in this day and age.

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  6. Nita,given your analysis- he's just an eloquent philosopher and a humanist and not an ascetic?

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  7. Well, it depends on what you mean by an ascetic. If one goes by the dictionary meaning, he is not an ascetic. The description by the online dictionary is this:

    "A person who renounces material comforts and leads a life of austere self-discipline, especially as an act of religious devotion"
    or
    "Leading a life of self-discipline and self-denial, especially for spiritual improvement".
    or "Pertaining to or characteristic of an ascetic; self-denying and austere"

    Generally speaking an ascetic (at least to my mind) is someone who is not interested much in food or drink, sits and meditates for hours and hours and is in a way cut off from the physical world including all material comforts.

    However if to your mind an ascetic is someone who is philosophical and humanistic, then I am sure you can think of Sadhguru as an ascetic.

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  8. Your analysis about Sadhguru's personality is spot-on :). One can see his lack of diplomacy in his debates with Javed Akhtar as well as in some of his interviews (especially with superficial anchors in Indian media).

    To me, Sadhguru is just an amazing Being. His message about God etc. is very simple "Neither believe nor disbelieve. Be open-minded to any possibility. Act according to your common-sense and intelligence at any time. Simply enhance your perceptions through disciplined practice of Yoga, Meditation, and Humanitarian acts"

    In the 10 minute "Describe God" video, (link below), he appears to be the most "logical" of all the religious leaders, especially what he says from 6:09 to 7:21, and from 2:23 to 3:52 in the video.

    His approach to God (around 8:03 in the video) seems most "practical/logical" approach to God for today's intellectual people at least.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IAn166eePb0

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  9. I wouldnt say Sadhguru is an ascetic as he has already reached the pinnacle of spirituality and is no longer in pursuit. he is in the offering mode. so he has bramacharis under him who i would call asetics

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