Traveller, set down your load and listen!
I'm going to tell you the story of Svetaketu, a warrior turned wise man who was at the same time the path and the goal.
His story begins in the thick of battle. But amid the slaughter, he was suddenly assailed by doubt.
And the story ends with his awakening and his oneness with all things.
Traveller, venture with him along the path that leads beyond the appearances of this world.
Take the path of no return.
By the wise, who are free from attachment, fear and anger
and who are well versed in the meaning of the Vedas,
this has been verily realised as totally devoid of all imaginations
free from the illusion of the manifold, and non-dual.
Mandukya Upanishad II.35
Each stage of the adventure is accompanied by a musical puzzle that will take you into a meditative state. Visual puzzles as complex as they are relaxing: connect the dots and draw symbolic constellations that will allow Svetaketu to fulfill his destiny.
A dreamlike art direction with the mesmerizing soundtrack of James Blackshaw
An interactive tale by web documentary pioneer Ana-Maria De Jesus
A poetic initiation to oriental spirituality and to the philosophy of the Upanishads: these immemorial writings that call us to focus on the essential.
Sadhana is an interactive tale by Ana-Maria De Jesus, produced by La Générale de Production. It is co-produced and published by ARTE, the European culture channel and digital network, with the support of CNC.