Espanola Lecture

 
Date:
April 19, 2000
Location:
Espanola, NM
 
 
 
 

... In a normal way of life, in a?

Students: Normal way of life.

YB: We have time for covering our handicaps, but in this information age the information is so much it's not practically possible; like if you keep on eating, one day or some day you will get constipated, is that true.

(Students: Laughter.)

YB: It is normal, similarly when you have one thousand thoughts per wink of the eye it makes into feelings, emotions, desire, neurosis, psychosis, it is possible that you will get stuck with your own neurosis, it is not difficult. The only thing which is available to us is to go to a psychologist and start talking, go to a psychiatrist and start talking and try to find a relief. What relief we are finding is why we are doing it, why this thought is haunting me, why this thought?

Students: Is haunting me.

YB: Thought is haunting you and a psychologist and psychiatrist can't help you because every thought which is not transformed into a fulfillment, any thought?

Students: Which is not transformed into a fulfillment.

YB: Shall go subconscious, all right? And overloading of subconscious will drop into unconscious and overloading of unconscious will be a haunting thought in your conscious.

I once studied a case, a person said, "I am prime minister." He believed he is a prime minister, he talked like a prime minister, he could copy like a prime minister but he was not a prime minister, he was in a mental hospital. What happened? His fantasy overextended to the point that he started believing and finally he become.

The reality which is earth and heavenly fantasies when do not meet together we get in trouble and now with this information age there will be so much trouble, there is so much you know you can sit with a chat room for hours and hours and hours, what will happen? It will make you to a point of becoming habitual to. So you will be caught in the network of that computer, you will like to sit there. I have seen young people who watch this pornographic program on the computers they do not get up in the morning.

One boy I was counseling and I said, "What you do? You sleep during the day in the office."

He said, "Well. At night I can't get rid of this, I watch, in the morning I can't wake my eyes, I sleep."

You are going to find this and sooner or later there will be no offices, nobody will go to office, one will go to his computer, check the time in, start working, check the time out, so you will become a habitual computer users. What will that give you? That give you computer cohibition, computer?

Students: Cohibition.

YB: A case has been decided recently by the court and the judge wrote, 'tobacco is a natural thing people can smoke it, people can drink it.' That's all right but when the company makes people dependent to create a cohibition, that is a crime. You can think anything in your fantasy, you can say anything you want, but when you start saying it as a non-reality into the reality, people cannot accept it.

What GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. Guru Gobind Singh Tenth Guru of the Sikhs. Gobind SinghGuru Gobind Singh Tenth Guru of the Sikhs. did to us? Let's take example of a person. He wanted to create a order of the Khalsa, he asked five heads, big deal, we gave five heads right, what he gave us in return-banaBana , Baana One's outward projection, often refers to a specified clothing that projects a consciousness. . You can see a person from banaBana , Baana One's outward projection, often refers to a specified clothing that projects a consciousness. , somebody is five hundred percent banaBana , Baana One's outward projection, often refers to a specified clothing that projects a consciousness. , two hundred percent banaBana , Baana One's outward projection, often refers to a specified clothing that projects a consciousness. , eighty percent banaBana , Baana One's outward projection, often refers to a specified clothing that projects a consciousness. , sixty percent banaBana , Baana One's outward projection, often refers to a specified clothing that projects a consciousness. , ten percent banaBana , Baana One's outward projection, often refers to a specified clothing that projects a consciousness. . What is a banaBana , Baana One's outward projection, often refers to a specified clothing that projects a consciousness. ? BanaBana , Baana One's outward projection, often refers to a specified clothing that projects a consciousness. the way you cover yourself. It is your padding against your nudity, it is your statement against your existence. Why? The words of Nanak are true.

'Karmee aapo aapanee ke nerai ke dhoor.'

You are judged by your actions, you are judged by your own actions how near you are to the wisdom and how faraway you are and what is your power, what is your power? Money, your health, your knowledge?

Student: Grace.

YB: No, grace is your personal, everything is your personal.

Student: (----).

YB: That is personal.

Student: (----).

YB: Aah.

Student: (----).

YB: Prayer is personal.

Student: (----).

YB: BanaBana , Baana One's outward projection, often refers to a specified clothing that projects a consciousness. is a personal.

Student: (----).

YB: Projection is personal.

Student: (----).

YB: Everything is personal, there is one thing which is your power.

Student: (----).

YB: Aah?

Student: (----).

YB: No, that is personal.

Student: (----).

YB: Aah?

Student: (----).

YB: Security?

Students: (----).

YB: Personal.

Student: (----).

YB: Everything is personal you name anything, take the whole dictionary name every word, it is all personal.

(Students: Laughter.)

YB: There is a one word through which you can live and that is your power, everlasting power, name that.

Student: (----).

YB: Aah?

Student: (----).

YB: Legacy is a must, without legacy you don't live.

'Alch palch saglie mohie jootaie dandaie moo'

You are born or not born is the same thing, if you don't leave behind legacy you will leave nothing, that is a net result what you are. But what is your power, I am talking of power.

Student: (----).

YB: Wahe Wahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. GuruWahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. Guru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. is Wahe Wahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. GuruWahe Guru , Whaa-hay Guroo A mantra of ecstasy and dwelling in God. It is the Infinite teacher of the soul. Also called the gur mantra. Guru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. power.

Student: (----).

(Students: Laughter.)

YB: Doesn't work. Who spoke it, Jathedar? Oh he is nice, he spoke like a Jathedar, that is his legacy but that is not his power.

(Students: Laughter.)

YB: Everything is personal.

Student: (----).

YB: Personal.

(Students: Laughter.)

Student: (----).

YB: Personal.

(Students: Laughter.)

Student: (----).

YB: Siri Singh SahibSiri Singh Sahib Honorary title given to Yogi Bhajan to indicate his role as spiritual leader of Sikh Dharma in the West. His complete title within Sikh Dharma is Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji. , BhaiBhai Brother. Bhai Sahib , Bhai Sahiba An honorary title which means respected brother (or sister). SahibBhai Sahib , Bhai Sahiba An honorary title which means respected brother (or sister). Har Bhajan Singh Khalsa Ph.D. personal.

Student: (----).

YB: Teacher personal. There is a one word and one only.

Student: (----).

(Students: Laughter.)

Students: (----).

YB: Focus?

Student: (----).

YB: You got it, no, finished? SevaSeva Selfless Service. the heart of the Aashram experience is serving each other. .

(Students: Laughter.)

YB: SevaSeva Selfless Service. the heart of the Aashram experience is serving each other. is your power. You never thought of it right.

(Students: Laughter.)

YB: BanaBana , Baana One's outward projection, often refers to a specified clothing that projects a consciousness. , BaniBani Literally "Word", Refers to the Word of God contained in the Sikh Sacred Writings; Banis refers to Sikh daily prayers. , SevaSeva Selfless Service. the heart of the Aashram experience is serving each other. , SimranSimran A deep meditative process in which the naam of the Infinite is remembered and dwelled in without conscious effort. . BanaBana , Baana One's outward projection, often refers to a specified clothing that projects a consciousness. ...

Student: (----).

YB: For identity, baniBani Literally "Word", Refers to the Word of God contained in the Sikh Sacred Writings; Banis refers to Sikh daily prayers. , baniBani Literally "Word", Refers to the Word of God contained in the Sikh Sacred Writings; Banis refers to Sikh daily prayers. for elevation, sevaSeva Selfless Service. the heart of the Aashram experience is serving each other. for projection of power, SimranSimran A deep meditative process in which the naam of the Infinite is remembered and dwelled in without conscious effort. to continue with self-purity, that's all.

That's what he said, we gave him head, he gave us banaBana , Baana One's outward projection, often refers to a specified clothing that projects a consciousness. . We followed him, he gave us baniBani Literally "Word", Refers to the Word of God contained in the Sikh Sacred Writings; Banis refers to Sikh daily prayers. , we loved him, he tell us to do sevaSeva Selfless Service. the heart of the Aashram experience is serving each other. . We feel in love with her(him) deeply and he say do SimranSimran A deep meditative process in which the naam of the Infinite is remembered and dwelled in without conscious effort. . Purity, piety, service, and identity.

And I tell you the story of a man. A student went to a teacher, he said, "Master, master, I have come to see you." Master put a lock and raised himself from the ground eight feet, student satSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. there.

After two hours master came down, he asked the student, "Did you see something?"

He said, "Yes master."

He said, "What did you see?"

"Lord, you raised yourself eight feet."

He said, "Do you understand what I said?"

He said, "No."

He said, "Why not?"

He said, "You raised yourself eight feet I didn't get up even one inch. If there is anything you can do for me at least raise me about two, three inches or teach me how to be."

If you do not have power to elevate others you have absolutely no power. If your attitude does not elevate others then you are born on a wrong longitude and latitude. If your attitude does not give altitude to others you are not human. You can claim anything you want and then what is which is keeping you bound down to your lower self? Your neurosis. That's why SadhanaSadhana , Saadhana A spiritual discipline; the early morning practice of yoga, meditation, and other spiritual exercises. The Aquarian Sadhana can be an individual or group practice; Ideally, it includes the recitation of Japji Sahib, a Kundalini Yoga kriya, and chanting the Aquarian Sadhana meditations, immediately followed by Gurdwara. According to Yogi Bhajan, the potency of any Kundalini Yoga and meditation practice will be enhanced in a group setting. , Aradhana, Prabhupathi, get up in the morning, do your SadhanaSadhana , Saadhana A spiritual discipline; the early morning practice of yoga, meditation, and other spiritual exercises. The Aquarian Sadhana can be an individual or group practice; Ideally, it includes the recitation of Japji Sahib, a Kundalini Yoga kriya, and chanting the Aquarian Sadhana meditations, immediately followed by Gurdwara. According to Yogi Bhajan, the potency of any Kundalini Yoga and meditation practice will be enhanced in a group setting. , cleanse yourself, do it as you have been told and this cleansing will bring you the power of your purity and piety and then you can elevate yourself and then you can elevate others. Yeah, right, not right.

(Students: Laughter.)

YB: I tell you why. It's a simplest thing you would have been doing it, you are not doing it, Why? You are stuck by your neurosis, you are trapped. You love your ego more your identity, that's why...

How many people have seen my, read my Siri Singh SahibSiri Singh Sahib Honorary title given to Yogi Bhajan to indicate his role as spiritual leader of Sikh Dharma in the West. His complete title within Sikh Dharma is Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji. letter, ever? Did I ever write you on Siri Singh SahibSiri Singh Sahib Honorary title given to Yogi Bhajan to indicate his role as spiritual leader of Sikh Dharma in the West. His complete title within Sikh Dharma is Siri Singh Sahib Bhai Sahib Harbhajan Singh Khalsa Yogiji. letter?

Student: (----).

YB: There is a flag underneath, what it says?

Student: (----).

YB: That's what you have to learn. I was asked this time to define a Sikh. I said, "Sikh is not a person, Sikh is not a turban, Sikh is not anything, Sikh is a person who has learned to learn the ShabadShabad , Shabd Sound, especially subtle sound or sound imbued with consciousness. It is a property or emanation of consciousness itself. If you meditate on shabad it awakens your awareness. of the GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. and then become that ShabadShabad , Shabd Sound, especially subtle sound or sound imbued with consciousness. It is a property or emanation of consciousness itself. If you meditate on shabad it awakens your awareness. himself and herself." Like GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. says,

'Maan tu joath swaroup haie apna mool pachavaie'

My mind you are the light of God try to know your own principal essence.

These are not, banis are not to read, banis are to live, baniBani Literally "Word", Refers to the Word of God contained in the Sikh Sacred Writings; Banis refers to Sikh daily prayers. dictates life. When you take the GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. word and take the dictation and live it then you become the GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. because then it is not your own words when you have no neurosis in it and then you start shining, people start respecting you, adoring you because people wants to be elevated. Instead of taking the gospels of GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. you will start talking gossips and that is what real problem is. Have you ever discussed anybody? Except talking negative things and putting a person down you know nothing and GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. kehen de hai...

'Ninda Bhali Kisiki Nahi, Murakh Mugdh Karam.'

To slander somebody is not good at all, foolish people and idiots do it, because God has created idiots. You know why? So somebody can comparatively serve them and elevate them, it is a homework. No? I could have said, I am not teaching today, you wouldn't have done anything right, you know I am not well, right, it was all right, I had the right of one week rest, right, no, I thought no, I don't want you to rest. Why? Because I don't want to rest because if you rest you will rust.

(Students: Laughter.)

YB: So I brought with me Dr. Bharti, I want to introduce her to you. Do you know her?

Student: (----).

YB: She is there standing up, you see her.

Student: (----).

YB: This is a very old lady, looks very young don't misunderstand, I mean, don't go around looks and she is a practicing homeopath, I am sorry, this ayurvedic from Bombay, Mumbai. She has come to take are of you so that you can save yourself to driving to Albuquerque and getting your things done. Now this is a chance at home you can take it. She will read your pulse but you have to pay first.

(Students: Laughter.)

YB: No cheating, she is a shy lady, she has nothing to get out of it, but this is what I am trying to tell you Itharashtam Tathargashtam, empty hand you come, empty hand you go. She checks your pulse, tell you something and then give you supplementary food herbs, it is not a medicine, we don't claim anything, but I am sitting here today because of her grace. And she has sacrificed to come along with me to take care of my health and I thought specially you ladies who do not know whether your navel is right or not, number one, whether your gonads I mean, your ivory, ovaries, ivories are going through or not, whether you are clotting or not.

I asked one young girl today, I said, "Do you menstruate?"

She said, "Yes."

I said, "Do you check your pad you clot or not?'

She said, "No."

"And your mother never taught you?"

"No."

Can you believe it, we were seven year old when we knew it? As a man we knew it. We were told if a girl is playing with you and she goes berserk and you see a blood there, ask the other girl to check if her menstruation are clotting. Secondly, ask other girl to check her navel pointNavel Point The sensitive area of the body near the umbilicus that accumulates and stores life force. It is the reserve energy from this area that initiates the flow of the Kundalini energy from the base of the spine. If the navel area is strong, your vital force and health are also strong. and this is all you should all know. You should always check a person is breathing through his left nostril or right nostril. There are certain things about this body and this machine you have to know, that's why they say breathe through the left nostril, exhale through the right nostril; why? When you start yoga why they tell you? To calm you down, so your subconscious may not interfere with your conscious.

You know my problem with you is very simple; another twelve years hordes of people are going to call on you for help and if you are not ready they will make mincemeat out of you because they will feel you are hypocrites, and your are not perfect, and you are just wearing all this for sake of show, and you didn't help them. Lack of sevaSeva Selfless Service. the heart of the Aashram experience is serving each other. can raise you to nothing and real sevaSeva Selfless Service. the heart of the Aashram experience is serving each other. can elevate you to everything. Do you understand that? No you don't.

I am teaching you from thirty some years, I am preparing you for this time which is coming. Your life is based on sex, sex here, sex there, going here, going there, marrying here, divorcing here, marrying here, divorcing there, falling in love, falling out of love and I am sick and tired of it. I didn't bring that letter today.

One woman wrote, "I and my husband are great lovers, but we can do only sex twice a month and we are very relaxed and bah, bah, bah but I feel very handicap, I need more." It is very complicated letter and I wrote very straight answer. And I like to tomorrow in the class bring that letter and read it to you. Neither you understand sex nor you understand life, nor you understand how to...

Okay this morning on oath, nobody should lie, how many people you got up in the morning when you got up open your eyes and said to yourself by blessingly 'I am a human being,' come on, one, two, three, well that is enough.

(Students: Laughter.)

YB: First you get up in the morning, first thing you should bless yourself, "Thank you lord for giving me another day, thank you lord to make me a human being," then from human being you become Sikh, from a Sikh you become Khalsa, from Khalsa you become anything else, live step by step. What is called living...

Students: Step by step.

YB: Why don't you get up in the morning and say, "I am a human being." If you are not a human being you know who you are, you are a mammal, two legged mammal, right. You know what you do? Oh I have that many acres of land, I have that much money, I am businessman, I am a attorney, I am a doctor, I am a constructor, I am a land developer, what the damn help you talk about. You are not basically a human being, you are not basically a spiritual person, your spirit is not with you, you do not invest in your spirit, you invest in all this dirt, in the end you end up in the dirt, what is that? Six feet by four feet. (?). You are a dumb to get into ditch and ditch will just be over you. That's what life is all about.

How many of you remember the name of your great, great, great grandfather? One, two. You know how you know that? If you know your cast you can say, Mr. So and so you may not know otherwise, I know. Well anyway.

Time has come, time has come we must prepare ourselves for our tomorrow, therefore we must basically start practicing our?

Students: SadhanaSadhana , Saadhana A spiritual discipline; the early morning practice of yoga, meditation, and other spiritual exercises. The Aquarian Sadhana can be an individual or group practice; Ideally, it includes the recitation of Japji Sahib, a Kundalini Yoga kriya, and chanting the Aquarian Sadhana meditations, immediately followed by Gurdwara. According to Yogi Bhajan, the potency of any Kundalini Yoga and meditation practice will be enhanced in a group setting. .

YB: So all of you who call yourself leader should be in the SadhanaSadhana , Saadhana A spiritual discipline; the early morning practice of yoga, meditation, and other spiritual exercises. The Aquarian Sadhana can be an individual or group practice; Ideally, it includes the recitation of Japji Sahib, a Kundalini Yoga kriya, and chanting the Aquarian Sadhana meditations, immediately followed by Gurdwara. According to Yogi Bhajan, the potency of any Kundalini Yoga and meditation practice will be enhanced in a group setting. and those who don't come you visit their house with a bucket of water and pull them in. Got it, right, yes or no?

Students: Yes sir.

YB: Do you have relationship with each other I mean, somehow in speaking terms. Really we have to work very hard and very powerful to get rid of our subconscious neurosis and ready to face our tomorrow, okay, now let us see what we do now.

You are ready? This is your hand put it like this, right and now put your hand like this right and we are going to play a tape 'Humee Hum Braham Hum' and when it says Humee Hum Braham Hum and then bring it here, then just move the left hand, so left nervous system you move, right you stabilize, you know, see what happens, okay. Put your hands here now and which hand you will move?

Student: Left.

YB: Where you are going to put it?

Student: (----).

YB: And where you are going to put it back?

Student: (----).

YB: Okay, come on play the tape.

Be in the posture, watch, watch, watch, watch I want you to watch, come on play the tape, be in the posture, eyes on the tip of the nose.

('Humee Hum Brahm Hum...,' tape is played.)

(The tape stops.)

Inhale and hold the breath and pull the spine and the energy into the left hand, tighten, don't stiff the right hand, stiffen the left hand tight, breathe out. Breathe in again, do the same, tighten the spine and the left hand only, stiff it, breathe out. Breathe in again, now this is the last chance just do it right, relax.

You see the difference? And when you get up in the morning you stretch yourself in cat and cow pose and lie down straight and take your left hand and your right hand on this side, left hand say, Humee Hum Brahm Hum that is enough, that is a affirmation to yourself. What I am trying to say is start living, start living, fill in my sentence start living,

Student: (----).

YB: Start living.

Student: (----).

YB: Start living.

Student: (----).

YB: Start living. What happened, I was in India I left you very all right, and I came back, and start living consciously, say it.

Students: Start living consciously.

YB: Start living...

Student: Consciously.

YB: Start living...

Student: Consciously.

YB: Become a human being.

Students: Become a human being.

YB: Become a?

Students: Human being.

YB: You are shy to say it, yeah. These are the alphabets of life, become a?

Student: Human being.

YB: Start living?

Students: Consciously.

YB: You know, fact is you all have to replace me. It depends upon how humble, how serviceful, how kind, how compassionate you are, you know and your power to heal is how much anger you have forgiven about yourself. We'll discuss that tomorrow, is that all right.

Students: Yes sir.

YB: Today is a birthday of a beautiful person do you know who.

Students: Siri Ram Kaur.

YB: You all ate there right, on this day...

('On this day...' tape is played.)

Side – B

(Tape continues)

YB: SatSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. Sat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. Sat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. NamSat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. Naam , Nam The manifested identity of the essence. The word derives from Naa-ay-ma , which means "that which is not, now is born." A Naam gives identity, form, and expression to that which was only essence or subtle before. It is also referred to as the Word. .

Students: Saaaaaaaaaaat NamNaam , Nam The manifested identity of the essence. The word derives from Naa-ay-ma , which means "that which is not, now is born." A Naam gives identity, form, and expression to that which was only essence or subtle before. It is also referred to as the Word. .

YB: May your consciousnessConsciousness The nature of the self and being. In the realm of nature, awareness becomes consciousness. It is from the being itself. Being is expressed in consciousness through contrasts and sensations, in awareness through merger, clarity, and reality. bless you, may you live by your own grace, may you spread yourself by your kindness and compassion, may you serve with your dignity, and may the blessing of GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. and God be with you, SatSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. Sat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. Sat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. NamSat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. Naam , Nam The manifested identity of the essence. The word derives from Naa-ay-ma , which means "that which is not, now is born." A Naam gives identity, form, and expression to that which was only essence or subtle before. It is also referred to as the Word. .

Students: SatSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. Sat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. Sat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. NamSat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. Naam , Nam The manifested identity of the essence. The word derives from Naa-ay-ma , which means "that which is not, now is born." A Naam gives identity, form, and expression to that which was only essence or subtle before. It is also referred to as the Word. .

YB: I have started a new diet, how many will like to join me.

(Students: Laughter.)

YB: No, no, no, no really, under the direct direction of Dr. Bharati I have started a new diet, how many of you intend to join me, come on how many have guts, oh don't show off, if you don't want to do it.

Student: (----).

(Students: Laughter.)

YB: Cookies, we didn't bring cookies?

Students: (----).

YB: We didn't?

Student: (----).

YB: No we do not know yet, this is what we do. When the plate of food is fill take one part of it for God, take one part of it to GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. , and give it away and one-third is left, right, out of that one part because doctor doesn't want you to eat too much and the other part you don't want to get sick, and eat the third part, it will hurt you three days and when you feel very hungry take a glass of water. Try it for a week if you can't make it give it up, if you can make it just see how much energy, how much alertness, how much you get it worth and it is your decision, not anybody. So what do you think? Now how many will raise hands.

(Students: Laughter.)

YB: Oh my God.

(Students: Laughter.)

YB: You see, I have found something very wonderful. Food gives you energy but food takes most of your energy. You lose sixty percent of energy when you eat which you should not have eaten or you have eaten which has to be not digestible, and all that. Dr. Bharti is very good at it and I am doing it from last two days and I feel very good. That's why today I decided I will come and teach a class with you.

Yes. I am not saying you should not eat and be a pig doesn't matter you will leave behind no legacy except you are a eating pig.

(Students: Laughter.)

YB: And those who have blood pressure and all that, start with three ounces of cabbage juice, at about three hours interval, then after a week raise it to six, and you will be surprisingly finding result which you can't even believe, understand? A lot you can tell you take care of yourself.

But I have decided that I am not dying unfortunately.

(Students: Laughter.)

YB: I am trying my best, therefore at least I should live healthy and first thing is get rid of food. You can ask (?) who cooks my food what he cooks, you will be surprised. Dr. Siri AtmaAtma The soul or finite form of the Infinite in consciousness. It is transcendental in nature, not a product of the mind but a part of pure awareness. It is a witness of everything and can only be revealed through itself. wrote my food and signed it underneath and said, "This is doctor's order."

I said, "Fine."

And we are totally following it. You don't want to follow it? There are two things you can't follow; you cannot follow sex direction and you cannot follow food direction.

(Students: Laughter.)

YB: And you are not willing to look at yourself that you are a egomaniac or you are a human and worst are those who have spiritual ego.

Oh by the way Dr. Balkar Singh is coming day after tomorrow and these are my orders whosoever is concerned with construction of that gold house to be turned into a campus of the university which we are going to do to teach GurbaniGurbani Word of the Guru, Refers particularly to the words from the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. and Punjabi and it will be extension course of Punjabi university Patiala. Vice-chancellor came, we wrote a memo of understanding and Dr. Balkar Singh will start classes very soon. And who is in-charge of managing that house to be constructed I don't know.

Student: (----).

YB: Aah?

Student: (----).

YB: They are all fired. I don't want to hear their name, I want a plan.

Student: (----).

YB: I want a plan and that plan has to be discussed with Dr. Balkar Singh what we need in that house, and we want to totally re-estimate and reconstruct accordingly, is that understood.

Student: (----).

YB: Yeah? We need five bids but one person will be ordered to do it.

(Students: Laughter.)

YB: Happy millennium.

I am going to ask Mr. Sharma who took care of my kidney and I had to come this summer, fantastic man. He is a, he is a assistant manager of Reserve Bank of India in Chandigarh but for centuries they have been practicing ayurveda. I was so convinced by him I forced Dr. Bharati to come with me, really. I said, 'come my daughter, I need you right on.' And surprisingly she has very simple things. You know what she says, eat mung bean and rice and she says very nicely, eat mung bean rice, that will do good. We know it for a long time right. And we don't.

Dr. Bharati: Yeah long time.

YB: Chinese use mung bean to take the body poison, I bet with you if you make mung bean and rice, all right and put in it ginger juice little bit you will have surprising effect.

Student: (----).

YB: Yeah.

Student: (----).

YB: Oh you are not going to do it I know, you don't like me anymore.

(Students: Laughter.)

YB: I saw one Khalsa I am not going to tell, she is a sexual bitch but I wanted to hit her head and I wanted to investigate her why the hell she is doing this, you know, I went after this and I made investigation and went after... One day I went to a restaurant, ill-luck would have it and I saw her eating.

(Students: Laughter.)

YB: You know those enchiladas, normally they give you one and they give you two, and they call it green or red Christmas, you all understand.

Students: Yes sir.

YB: She had double dose of it, plus she has those corn...

Student: (----).

YB: No, no this...

Students: (----).

YB: No, no, those posole, posole?

Students: (----).

YB: I saw that table where she was eating alone and if she knows she should listen to it, she always complain she has a sexual fits and she, that whole food could be eaten by four people, fully satisfactorily.

(Students: Laughter.)

YB: Now what are you, food pig? Eat to live, not live to eat, save some money, is that understood?

Students: Yes sir.

YB: And I tell you psychologically she has a very powerful medical situation, she has a what you call it sexual bewitchment, it is not that she is a bad girl I am not saying anything against her, but she has the sexual fits. And I couldn't find out such a good person, with such a good record, with such a good life why the hell she has to have this kind of situation, and I saw it. And there is one way to control your diet is, chew it.

We had a girl here from New York and she was gone berserk and you know how I treated her? Watch. I gave her, what that bread they call it pita bread, I told her, "You have to chew three pita breads a day," that's it, in a month she became all right she has gone back.

I asked her, "What you eat?"

"Pasta."

And we prepared pasta, we gave her and she emptied the plate like it doesn't exist. Eat right.

Hey you stand up, oh he knows, now we have to go to the gold house adjoining to the Jathedar gallery, right and we have to start doing a landscape, make it look like a university and governor of Punjab is coming here to inaugurate it, wow. Governor of Punjab is going to visit us to inaugurate that, hallelujah. So how many people will volunteer this Saturday and Sunday, Jathedar?

Student: (----).

YB: How many people will volunteer to take care of that land and make it look like a university campus? Little but nice.

Student: (----).

YB: Aah.

Student: (----).

YB: Yeah, it is our process right, it is our process and those who are fat like him, stand up, see that he is there 6 o'clock with a shovel in his hand.

(Students: Laughter.)

YB: And pin down in this whole who are fat, they will be first to report.

(Students: Laughter.)

YB: It is voluntarily unvoluntarily service, sevaSeva Selfless Service. the heart of the Aashram experience is serving each other. , we have to make it look good.

Now go home, no, yes.

Oh we didn't bring the cookies. You will model that, design it, landscape. You give me tomorrow, day after?

Student: Day after.

YB: Day after.

(Students: Laughter.)

YB: You will help him, you will help him, I know you are very busy but will you help him? Two things done. Hari Har, I saw him somewhere, standup, hey yesterday was wind blowing and lord BuddhaBuddha An enlightened one; founder of the Buddhist faith. was crying eight feet high and all he said, "Hari Har, Har Har."

(Students: Laughter.)

YB: That entire thing was blowing man with no strength. I think those pipes are just reasonably not very strong and that the canopy over it we may have to buy new one to put it on. What do you think?

Student: (----).

YB: Aah.

Student: (----).

YB: I don't know do you, do you have eyes.

(Students: Laughter.)

YB: Would you, would you go tonight and see it what it needs?

Student: Okay sir.

YB: And tomorrow it should be done.

(Students: Laughter.)

Student: (----).

YB: Pardon, what did I say?

Student: (----).

YB: Day after is the limit. I am very grateful that our birds are very healthy and I am very grateful to my ostriches, I went there and they dance for me. I saw a very great miracle. You know this Dr. Siri AtmaAtma The soul or finite form of the Infinite in consciousness. It is transcendental in nature, not a product of the mind but a part of pure awareness. It is a witness of everything and can only be revealed through itself. 's children, well some out of some feeling I took food there and they were taking little sprinklings and putting in the ground for GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. Guru Ram Das Fourth Guru of the Sikhs. Guru Ram Das Puri Summer Solstice Sadhana Celebration site, in the foothills of the Jemez Mountains, about a half an hour north of the Aashram. Ram DasGuru Ram Das Fourth Guru of the Sikhs. Guru Ram Das Puri Summer Solstice Sadhana Celebration site, in the foothills of the Jemez Mountains, about a half an hour north of the Aashram. PuriGuru Ram Das Puri Summer Solstice Sadhana Celebration site, in the foothills of the Jemez Mountains, about a half an hour north of the Aashram. , they showed no emotion, they kept doing their work, so we told them, "We have brought food for you."

And they said, "Okay, let us finish this."

And their father, the daughter, the son, they were working, it shocked to me, how willing how volunteer, with what a spirit they were there, it's amazing. You know what I mean? And this is the only doctor in United States in his house there is a, oh that tractor standing outside.

(Students: Laughter.)

YB: Have you seen that?

Student: (----).

YB: Aah.

Student: (----).

YB: It's wonderful life. Good night I'll see you tomorrow 8 o'clock, right.

Students: Yes sir.

YB: Thank you for dressing up.

Student: (----).

YB: What?

Student: (----).

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