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VanaprasthaThe Vedas expound the wisdom of evolving and experiencing life in four stages:
Bhramhacharya, the stage of learning and development;
Gruhasta, family life;
Sanyasa, ascetic life; and
Vanaprastha, the final stage of life.
A Vanaprastha Ashram was established adjacent to the Isha Yoga Center in 1997, as a supportive environment for seekers in the stages of family life and old age to find new perspectives and purpose for their lives beyond the physical and material world.
As a person advances in age and the need to pursue enrichment beyond the body becomes more important, one’s inner quest deepens.
The Vanaprastha Ashram nurtures growth at various life stages, and provides the possibility of internal growth and well-being from fertile family years to retirement. The tranquil atmosphere offers an opportunity to celebrate old age as the final and most important phase of life.
Discussion on the MIND from Yogic Science
Sadhguru - 4 Stages of Life
1. So, for twelve, twelve-and-a-quarter years, these were synchronized with the solar cycles which are for approximately twelve-and-a-quarter years.
So, every solar cycle, the cycle of your life should shift.
First twelve, twelve-and-a-quarter years, is Balavastha. Once you cross that,
the second is for learning and discipline. Once you cross that, at the age of twenty four, you decide whether you want to go into family kind of living, or you want to become on the spiritual path.
By choice, not by social compulsions. Each individual according to his own traits.Now if you're made in such a way, the opposites are drawing you...you, in organized way you handle that. You get married, and children, this, that, will happen.
For next twenty four years, you are in Grihasthashrama. Otherwise, at twenty four, you choose to become a sanyasi. That is settled.
There was a time when about thirty percent of Indian population chose to be sanyasis, seventy percent chose to be grihasthas, which was a good population control by itself.
So, at the age of forty eight, you undo the Grihasthashrama.
So at forty-eight, you take sanyas for twelve years.
So, undo the family structure, because if you got married at twenty-four, by the time you are forty- eight, your children are over twenty years of age.
They may not say it in so many words... but they want you out.
Either they want to go out, or you must go out.
These days you’re choosing that they must go out - American way.
But in India, the parents chose to go out. Once the children have crossed twenty, twenty-one years of age, parents moved out.
It’s a sensible thing to do. So, husband and wife who’ve lived together for twenty-four years, they separated themselves.
At different stages in life, different things must be important.
When you're sixty, if the same things which were important to you at eighteen are important, that means... you're just not getting anywhere with your life, isn’t it? Things must change.
And you must make your children aware, that’s how it is. If you just bring this awareness into your children, right now what they're going through is just a phase, it’s not everything. They will conduct it properly.
But, because at that moment, when their intelligence is hijacked by their hormones, they think that is it.
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