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EP 01 – The Cherokee’s Eternal Flame | Ride with Sadhguru Vlog

so here we are [Music] just three motorcycles and uh a crew of 16 people here i am sitting under this birthing tree such a positive life-sustaining energy out here absolutely spectacular actually we are officially entered uh the ancient cherokee nation we emerged from here we pranced a little bit and back again [Applause] ah full of microphones but i don't feel like talking anything just feel like riding so here we are a little bit of a trial run close up sites around here let's see what we can find and this is the very first step of uh [Music] should be very intriguing two to three weeks across america touching both traditional sites of native american culture which has been here for thousands of years and also the making of modern united states of america let's see what we discover just three motorcycles and a crew of 16 17 people so here we [Music] [Music] [Applause] [Applause] [Music] well we've just taken off uh from asia institute of inner sciences and turn left on the highway eight riding towards uh mcmanuel [Music] we are on a 55 mile uh speed limit road and the engine is waiting to roll but holding it at speed limit [Music] right from childhood our textbooks always said full numbers discovered america well till then it did not exist just that a few million people lived there for anywhere between 20 to 40 000 years [Music] well there are records of a viking explorer life ericsson [Music] who came to america in early 11th century at least 400 years before columbus day they came here as explorers and naturally trading on the basis of water happened between them they called this newfound region as wind land because a certain type of wild grapes was growing so abundantly in that region and they could make wine out of this grapes so it was called wind land but the native american indigenous people of this land have been here for anywhere between 12 to 40 000 years you taught me you're the first one to catch me on this channel bless me all the best i'm glad you're doing this by the time we finish we'll have corns growing in our backsides 10 000 miles [Music] [Laughter] [Music] well the early settlers thought these were footpresses but these are actually mounds used for various uh religious and spiritual rituals this old stone fort is among the oldest and there are some interesting aspects of ceremonial entrance ways and ritual objects very interesting we'll be exploring quite a bit [Music] located between two rivers [Music] the duck river and the little duck river the big one of the small one so wall stone folks so [Music] this is uh rural tennessee for you well this is how the midwest village has come space is the most important aspect of this nation this land enormous amount of space foreign [Laughter] [Music] here we are at mcmanuel birthing tree as it is known [Music] it is also a trail marker [Music] estimated to be over 200 year old tree white oak which is being known to the native american people as symbol of strength and well-being [Applause] so it is believed that a whole lot of native american women have delivered their babies here in the shelter of this tree very nice wonderful feel to this tree i don't think it is because the children born but i think they chose this tree to give birth because of such a positive life-sustaining energy out here [Music] there is such a beautiful fragrance here this white oak the way you can spread its arms out must have been a welcoming feel for a newborn child and this tree also used as a place of assembly [Music] strategic meetings deliverance of justice in many social ways [Music] when settlers travel from east to west normally they would choose to leave east coast let's say new england which is where a lot of landings happen by the time they got here would be september like now it is mid-september so as the temperatures start cooling down as you go west a whole lot of dragon trains would be would decide to stay on in this terrain and because the legend of indian women delivering healthy babies strong children for the future came with this tree many many settlers who stayed here for long stretches of time to beat the winter before they continued their journey also delivered many babies so here i am sitting under this birthing tree not born here of course but i got here [Music] [Music] [Music] here we are i don't know if the cameras are catching it absolutely spectacular uh area this one we are cutting through the mountains going uh south on triple one highway beautiful beautiful country out here uh you will be seeing much of it today fantastic engineering out here for the roads and the machine and of course me well-engineered [Music] [Music] it's wonderful to be back on two wheels well the speed limit itself is around uh you know 75 miles per hour right now at just uh 3200 or 3200 rpm [Music] actually we officially entered the ancient cherokee nation [Music] here we are next to a cattle farm well they look healthy and nice that means they will be slaughtered it's a sad reality of human exploitation of every creature on the planet here we're crossing a railroad open railroad no rail railway gates are not manned here i wish we could do this in india that railway gates are not man but nobody gets killed by just behaving sensibly this needs to happen we are at the entrance of red clay historical park [Music] hey [Music] [Music] [Applause] hey [Music] [Applause] [Music] right now whatever happened here in the past painful as it is [Music] not something that we can fix either this way or that way but if we have the sense we can fix the future but if we have to fix the future those who have been pained those who have been anguished and vanquished and shamed to treat them with compassion [Music] to approach them with a bit of remorse [Music] so that we can fix the future [Music] well the trail of tears [Music] is 1830 [Music] after a painful disaster and 1837 the fire that the cherokee nation used to keep their sacred rituals going they brought back the fire that went from eastern lands of cherokee which is here to the western lands which became oklahoma they brought the fire back here in a symbolic way of coming back to their native lands [Music] [Music] this is called the blue hole supposed to have provided water for the council hall which is right here the cherokee also believed metaphorically that beneath the blue hole is another world this is a way to enter that world but you need guidance to get there the whole world out there as it is here only the seasons are different from what it is here the metaphor of this is that as we are living on the surface right now all of us go under some time [Music] you emerged from here you pranced a little bit and back again here's the blue hole for you [Music] uh this is a representation of uh the cherokee making a serious effort to adopt to european ways of life distinctly farmed houses built with sitting on living areas bedrooms and outer porch as there was a promise 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