Gurdwara

 
Date:
December 25, 1992
Location:
Espanola, NM
 
 
 
 

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(YB and students: "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. JiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. Ka Khalsa, 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. JiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. Ki Fateh")

YB: We have completed twenty-five years in the Western hemisphere. This is first year of the Age of Aquarius the change of the age. Religions are way of life or reality or lifestyle whatever you call it, it's not man's trend or tendency. No man can do it, it happens that every two-thousand years the trend changes, the reality dawns, people improve, circumstance changes. There was a time of Moses, there was a time of Christ, there was a time of Mohammad, there was a time of BuddhaBuddha An enlightened one; founder of the Buddhist faith. , there was Lord Krishna, there was Lord Rama, nobody created them, God created them. And in this incarnation people get hungry, people need change, people wants to come near their own reality. Exactly five-hundred and twenty some year ago we had a change in the world. Religion became a different thing, it become a science, it become a truth, it was not that first we said world is flat, then we said no world is round, first we say this is true then we say this is not true.

It came to us as a relief of life that revealed truth was told to us and as the years and the centuries will go by mankind will know that we are in good shape. Now what is missing? The missing right now is the maturity, we are not maturely realizing that Age has changed, the time has changed, humanity has changed and we who have been twenty-five years are supposed to go out and talk. Not talk about God or 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. but talk about our own personal realization which God 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. has brought us. Not to go egomaniac and become given sermons to the people and try to proselytize and change them. No that's not what the time is, time is just to talk people. I don't forget I was in LA airport and just I was walking and I was going to sit on the chair there was about fifteen minutes in the flight and one person came running to me and I looked around and it was very hair shady, blonde, tall woman and she just hugged me then I couldn't believe anybody will do that, before even my security could intervene it was all over.

And she said, "You look beautiful. And I am very rich now I got all the energy thank 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. ." And she left.

(Student's laughter)

I am still wondering who was she and she might be knowing what she was. But those things can happen, those things are not foreigner to us. People go we go to the airport people ask us who are you? What religion you are? What sect you are? And sometime we feel shy to tell them who we are. We don't have to tell them about 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 Nanak First Guru of the Sikhs. NanakGuru Nanak First Guru of the Sikhs. and about God we have to tell them who we are? They can see through us the change, they are not asking who we are, they are asking how we have changed? They are not asking what we know they are asking that if there is any hope for them. They are not asking to give them a sermon and raise their KundaliniKundalini Comes from the word "kundal"; coiled energy; the creative potential of an individual. and 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. and give them the AmritAmrit , Aamrit The nectar of bliss; also the ceremony in which a person dedicates their life to the Khalsa. on the spot at the airport, they are not asking that. They are not asking for a Prasad, they are not asking for a help, they are just asking for a touch if we can shake hand with them.

You know the funny part is in Christian religion we cannot proselytize, we cannot convert people you must understand that. It's not within our rules and in our rituals or in our imagination, but we have four things to go by 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. , 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. is not understood and I'll like to explain to you, BaniBani Literally "Word", Refers to the Word of God contained in the Sikh Sacred Writings; Banis refers to Sikh daily prayers. is a permutation and combination of an intercourse through which God conscious can be created, produced or can be conceived. It's a very simple science to me I have no second thought about it. Every word written is such a permutation and combination that if you rotate it the tongue and the hypothalamus, hypothalamus which is the master of the automatic (?) automatically will convert us to a higher being, we don't have to go anywhere. Somebody was saying to me I want to know the meaning of it.

I said, "Could you do me one favor, take this 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. and don't ever ask anybody the meaning of it and just correctly repeat it."

He say, "How long?"

And I say, "Well, in your case maybe forty days or maybe earlier." So thirty days later the guy came and he was sitting there and I did not recognize him and he has a turban, he has a whole thing.

And I say, "What? Are you the same person?"

He say, "I am better than you ten times I have read in your book."

(Student's laughter)

I said, "Well, then why you want to know?"

He said, "Well, you know I am full fledge human being now what you want to know?"

(Student's laughter)

I say, "My dear you made my day thank you very much, how many days are in between?"

He say, "Thirty."

I said, "Could you tell me what happen?"

He said, "Nothing much, I am aware, I know, I understand."

I said, "But what you understand?"

He said, "I understand the life is a very precious thing, I understand I have life and first time thank you very much I am enjoying my living."

I said, "But what about all this?"

He said, "Well, you know in thirty days it can't be all that perfect, but today as a gratitude to you I wanted to dress up so I found out who you are sister is seem dress as so I told her to make me the cloths like you. So I got it all done, I would have come twenty days after when I really realized it, but now I have come."

I say, "Do you know we have a kind of very dirty, ugly, nasty cult."

He say, "Forget it that's the way you joke with people."

I say, "You know we are no good."

He say, "Forget it."

He say, "What are you going to say I know don't even put me on that route and test me out, I know I have heard your reputation. First you are very kind and nice and then you become very different type of a person please. I am not going to lose."

I say, "Well, let us try it after all badminton is a badminton, tennis is a tennis, let us start with a love game right? I will ask you question you answer me, you can ask me question and I will answer you."

He said, "Sir I am way far better and I want you to avoid this."

I say, "Well, a zebra cannot lose its stripes, so I cannot lose my habit I am going to ask you question or you ask for the interview right now you are here and I want to enjoy you little bit."

And I said, "Go ahead so be it."

I said, "Why you think mankind is suffering?" And he answered me very softly.

He said, "For acknowledgement."

I said, "What acknowledgement?"

I(He) say, "I was suffering from acknowledgement and now I have my own acknowledgement, now I am acknowledged being."

I say, "How you got it?"

He say, "I do not understand why I got it? How I got it? Where I got it? I am not going for it, but all I know right now I got it."

He said, "When I will get up in the morning like a crazy person and take a cold shower it does me lot of harm I have never touched cold water in my life. So I get up in the morning I take a cold water, I massage myself, I go through the hell of it and then according to the rules I take a blanket over me and I sit down in and I curse you five times."

(Student's laughter)

"Or sometime more and I call you names and think you are crazy and then I sit down and I can't read that language, but I have a degree in science so I have broken the permutation, combination to exact notes and I went to my music teacher and I totally correctly can pronounce it. Can I show you?"

I say, "Sure." He just respectfully satSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. down and he pronounced it, it was so accurate that even it was difficult for me to pronounce that accurately he did a job.

And I said, "I pronounce it exactly as you said," and that's it and now then I feel like reading other books first I read all what you have written so far I have got them all very difficult to get your things and then I have realized that what you are saying is that all was within me, all is within me simply I have to acknowledge it.

And I said, "Well, that's 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 Nanak First Guru of the Sikhs. NanakGuru Nanak First Guru of the Sikhs. said to me." 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 Nanak First Guru of the Sikhs. NanakGuru Nanak First Guru of the Sikhs. said Ek Ong Kar, we are the creation of one Creator, we are the creation of one Creator, but we are the creation of one Creator as one, not one as a whole, but as one-by-one. Every human being how bad, neurotic, terrible, miserable he is I have no right to judge him, because he is the creation of God.

'Asankh Chor Haram Khor, Asankh Amar Ka Jaaye Jor, Asankh Gal Vad Hathya Kama, Asankh Paapi Paap Kar Ja.'

Then when he list all the sinners he list all the sins of the world and in the end he say.

"Nanak neech kayai veechar."

Nanak the lowest of the lowly, gives his thoughts that way, he didn't condemn them 'Asankh Jap, Asank Thau, Asank Puja.' Then he take all the merits of all the people higher and higher he didn't condemn anybody and then the third line.

"Asankh nao, asankh thao, agam, gam, sankh lo."

When he trades and relates the narrative of the God and God 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. in that line he is very open, he is no secret.

And I say, "Did you read and understand JapjiJapji , Japji Sahib The Song of the Soul written by the First Sikh Guru, Guru Naanak Dayv Jee. Saadhana opens with a recitation of Japji each morning at 3:40 am. A mantra, poem, and inspired religious scripture composed by Guru Nanak. Japji Sahib gives a view of the cosmos, the soul, the mind, the challenge of life, and the impact of our actions. Its 40 stanzas are a source of many mantras and can be used as a whole or in part to guide both your mind and your heart. ?"

He said, "Better than you."

I said, "Well everything seems to be better than me."

(Student's laughter)

"I am not saying, but I am just asking a question."

He said, "This is what it is." What I found in you is a very different desire.

He say, "I have got a question?"

I say, "Now you can ask me."

He say, "Why you want people better than you?"

I say, "You want to know the truth? I want to see people better than me, because I am worst than all." Being worst than all I have found contentment, being worst than all I have found I can contain myself and being worst than all environments, circumstances or pressure I know I can continue and I like it. Being worst than all I have found out that happiness is my birthright. Being worst than all I have found out there is no worst.

And then I said, "If you cannot see God in all you cannot see God at all." And that realization in me that bliss what you call is the ecstasy the state of realization I don't think it is difficult. I think the problem with us is that we are very doubtful, we are very cautious and mostly we are complaining and we are not sure and we waste energy in everything in our planning well Nanak said.

"Sou sianpa lakhLakh 100,000. hoe ik naa challey naal."

All your clevernesses and planning and strategies are not going to work with you. Because God has His own plan, God has His own ways, God has His own planet Earth He rotates it, therefore He has design to take care of any route and every routine. But it's very boring to us, it's absolutely boring that we have to be ourself. Lot of people tell me, "I am lonely."

When somebody say, "I am lonely."

I say, "God bless you thank you," and they want to talk more.

I say, "What is there to talk you got the stage, you are lonely."

He said, "Well, that's very painful."

I said, "No God is lonely, there is only one God, God is highly impotent He can't create another God." Have you ever realized this Almighty every prevalent and prevailing and with His will and order the world will bow, bow, bow, bow cannot create another God? Ask that man who cannot create another child. Ask that woman who wants a child and doesn't have it ask them you'll realize from them their feelings and you understand God's feeling. He cannot create another God and He is so jealous.

He say, "Thou shall not worship anything other than me or before me look at a zero."

(Student's laughter)

First of all He can't create another God, second He said you are not going to worship anybody but me I am Thy Lord God. Have you seen anybody more insecure than Him?

(Student's laughter)

I mean these are His words not mine I just study them in Sacred Convent. When I realize and read those Ten Commandments I say, "Oh jiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. God must be nuts."

(Student's laughter)

And my governor said, "Don't say like this Baba?"

I say, "Why not look at it."

He say, "God said thou shall not kill."

She say, "That's true."

And I say, "He kills everybody

(Student's laughter)

"Howcome?"

"There is not one commandment right in it."

And he say, "If you so you, you know what they are going to you?"

I say, "Whatever happens," then last summer I was teaching my kids.

And I say, "You know why Moses did not enter the holy land."

They say, "We do not know."

He said, "Well he gave God's Ten Commandment but didn't give ten promises," so I wrote them promises also, and I have send to many Jews and now they understand Ten Commandments and the Christian, but all of you have never read them. How many of you have got those Ten Commandments and ten promises of God, anybody in this whole congregation? Oh you are you are my boss I mean you must have it you are the executive secretary ShaktiShakti The creative power and principle of existence itself. Without it nothing can manifest or bloom. It is feminine in nature. Parwa, I mean to say you have it it's not a favor, but I am talking of the congregation, this congregation has to have it. You have to have lot of things to know lot of things because we are entering the Age of Aquarius we got to know the truth (?). Take all the good deeds with you and take the truth with you and in your hand so that you can see the light yourself and this is Age of Aquarius in twenty-one years many of us will depart through natural calamities and climate or through our mental tragedies, but those who are going to be awakened by the will of God and going to carry on the DharmaDharma A path of righteous living. It is both an ideal of virtue and a path of action that is infused with clear awareness and comprised of actions that are the soul in total synchrony with the universe. It is action without reaction or karma. it shall be their privilege. Man has to live by his truth now.

The Piscean Age is that I was I want to know the truth take me there, the Aquarian ageAquarian Age The next in a succession of astrological ages each lasting roughly 2,000 years. Fully inaugurated in ad 2012, the Aquarian Age will witness a radical change in consciousness, human sensitivity, and technology. The central change of this new age emphasizes an increased sensitivity and evolution of our power of awareness and a new relationship to our mind. is I know the truth I will take you there, the axle has changed. Every person has to know truth for himself and herself, every person has to be himself and herself and every person should be honest and grateful and truthful to share himself and herself with other human being that's all is the requirement. Every Christian has to do it, every Jewish has to do it, every Buddhist has to do it, every Muslim has to do it. So every Sikh has to do it, but you who are the order of the Panth KhalsaPanth Khalsa The ordained Ministry of Sikh Dharma; also refers to the general body of the Khalsa worldwide. by the will of the God you have not to discriminate, you have not to diversify and divert your attention. You have to share yourself and heal people and you are wonderful. The very presence of you give people hope few words uttered can confirm it that's all you have to do now. Don't start giving somebody sermon, sermons are there in the books and they can get in Churches and in Temples you are not meant to. You are just to shake hand and put a big smile and just say.

A simple line our children sing if you can sing that line in your heart and act on it that's all is needed. We are the Khalsa mighty, mighty Khalsa everywhere we go people want to know so we tell them we are the Khalsa mighty, mighty Khalsa. Now tell me where we have said tell them this and tell them that, is there something any detail there? Just Mickey Mouse can win the world, Santa Claus can be worshipped what is wrong with you guys? You are living Santa Claus.

(Student's laughter)

Look that (?) company, what is that name of the company in New York, which created Santa Claus?

Student: (---)

YB: (?) can create a Santa Claus and he become the most divine and yesterday I was having seeing a debate between a person and a holy father and he was saying this Santa Claus is a curse on Christ birthday people celebrate him than Christ, but who is real? And I was saying, "Who is real? President of United States or Mickey Mouse?"

(Student's laughter)

"Who is more popular by vote? Who can be more immediately electable than anybody else?" So it is a, it is a inspiring character. What is a Mickey Mouse? Mickey Mouse is a mouse with big ears, which is undefeatable, but that is a character. It's a character of a Mickey Mouse that is a very funky looking rat.

(Student's laughter)

And it has big ears and it's nuisance, but he everybody fox goes after him, the wolf goes after him, everybody, dog goes after him, man goes after him and he defeats everybody that's all it is. If you read the character of this guy. Santa Claus, Saint Nicholas poor guy was never known till (?) wanted to sell socks and they produce over number of socks in (?) New York. So they decided how to sell socks? So they made this cartoon thing a Santa Claus a very white-bearded, with a red cap hanging coming from the North Pole from the center of the Eath appearing which nobody you all must medically, scientifically and psychologically know that there is no hole there, but still and he comes with six or eight or twelve reindeers on a very slipping that snow cart, sledge they call it and he comes in and you know in winter you can't close the chimney of your house otherwise you will die of smoke inhalation. So chimneys are always open so he put the socks through the chimneys that's all he does. And that very year (?) sold all their unbranded socks with this cartoon and normally this cartoon was selling liquor and cigarettes and that kind of stuff for public relations and finally he became holier and holier and holier. Now what is this character? He is a giver. He doesn't ask for anything, he doesn't pass basket, he doesn't ask one thing in the name of Christ? Do you know that what I am saying?

He gives he comes on a very radiant chariot and goes absolutely undisturbed and put his presence through the chimney and children get in next morning. A character of a giver and today he is worshipped but man is not. I was very... had a funny experience, I was in Santa Fe and there was a Santa Claus and the child said, "Mummy, mummy, mummy. Is that real or that real?" He was pointing at me and the Santa Claus at the same time.

(Student's laughter)

And mummy said, "That is a Santa Claus you are going to see now. But this is a Santa Claus he is a religious man you can see him forever." And I just satSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. down on the bench nearest to me.

I say, "Well, yogiji there is not a one person who doesn't know you here in the town." So she was telling her child this guy is a kind of Santa Claus who is going to be all around here, so if he if the child see me somewhere in summer they should not feel that there is something wrong has happened.

(Student's laughter)

That's what she was saying. But what I am saying is if Santa Claus can be worshipped what is wrong with you Khalsaji? What's wrong with you going and giving people smile and energy and having is it not your 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. 's 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. Ram DasGuru Ram Das Fourth Guru of the Sikhs. the Master of Infinity and miracles and Lord of prosperity and wealth? Is he not the Lord of healing, what's wrong with you I don't understand?

I know you are old Christian and Jews not ex-Christian and Jews, you have just put YarmulkaYarmulka Skullcap worn by members of the Jewish faith. little bigger than modern YarmulkaYarmulka Skullcap worn by members of the Jewish faith. . You have grown your beard in natural than as used to be and you are walking round looking funny as it should be. We are based on four facts, 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. our dress that is to identify ourself, we are suppose to identify ourself through thick and thin, we are suppose to declare ourself and that is 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. 's words.

'Jab Lag Khalsa Rehey Niaaraa, Thab Lag Tej De-o Mei Saharaa, Jab Eh Ga-eh Bipran Kie Reet, Thau Na Haroo En Kee Prateet.'

So long the Khalsa remain distinctly, identifiable I will give him all the power and the grace when they become like a commoner and hide behind I will not give them any satisfaction that is this acknowledgement. So basically we have to understand the BanaBana , Baana One's outward projection, often refers to a specified clothing that projects a consciousness. and that technology, secondly it gives us energy, thirdly it give us clarity, cleanliness and BaniBani Literally "Word", Refers to the Word of God contained in the Sikh Sacred Writings; Banis refers to Sikh daily prayers. is the word permutation and combination through which the hypothalamus is stimulated and which the ecstasy of 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. or intuition is found it's a easy way, yeh sehaj hai, easy, easiest way. A dumbest person can do it rest is a little of harsher, little harder, but I found this is the easiest way. SevaSeva Selfless Service. the heart of the Aashram experience is serving each other. , SevaSeva Selfless Service. the heart of the Aashram experience is serving each other. give us a territory, SevaSeva Selfless Service. the heart of the Aashram experience is serving each other. give us a rulership, SevaSeva Selfless Service. the heart of the Aashram experience is serving each other. give us a command, SevaSeva Selfless Service. the heart of the Aashram experience is serving each other. give us a perpetual friendship. SevaSeva Selfless Service. the heart of the Aashram experience is serving each other. means selfless service, that is exactly word SevaSeva Selfless Service. the heart of the Aashram experience is serving each other. mean, it's a character of a Santa Claus giving gift without asking for anything. So when you do SevaSeva Selfless Service. the heart of the Aashram experience is serving each other. and person becomes friend forever is the most powerful creative thing to create a domain. You know I am friend of the Churches too, I go there, I talk to the kids they love me, because I talk to them heart-to-heart, I talk to the language of the kids, I go there to save the Christians.

Side B

And I sometime laugh with them.

And they say, "Well we are very grateful to you."

And I say, "I know you are very weak you can't even save your kids not save yourself." Because we have become so ritualistic and so faraway from reality and so much nonrealistic. Religion is a science of reality, it's a knowledge of reality, it's not something which, which make you like a click or a clan or a band or a gang, spirituality has openness. So what I am saying to you is that time has come that you should go in your purity and with your honesty and not worry about yesterday or tomorrow, because tomorrow if it has to bring sorrows, then tomorrow has to become today and when tomorrow becomes today don't worry about it, it will be just the same today as it is today. You can face today, you can face tomorrow as today and yesterday gone you can keep it back by memory, it cannot come back physically. So technically speaking

We are like a camel and there is a nail in our nose and the string is the hand of the Lord God and where we have to eat there we shall eat. Action and reaction will give us lot of jolts and Nanak where we shall be there only we shall be and that is the truth. So technically speaking

Everybody makes lot of jumps and cries but what God does that happens, but to trust in God is written on our dollar bill but not anywhere else.

We do not trust God because we do not trust ourself we have no self-trust. It's very amazing, dog knows it is a dog, a cat knows it's cat, my cherry tree knows, it is a cherry tree, but a man doesn't know he is a human and that's the tragedy. When you rise in the morning you are not sure last night you will get up, but once you rise in the morning it's by the will of God. And when you sleep and in that sleep that moment comes when you do not know you are a male or a female, right or wrong, righteous or non-righteous, truthful or not, you lose your total identity that is the reality. Hoping to get up next morning from shuniyaShuniyaa , Shuniya A state of the mind and consciousness where the ego is brought to zero or complete stillness. There a power exists. It is the fundamental power of a Kundalini Yoga teacher. When you become shuniaa then the One will carry you. You do not grasp or act. With folded hands you "are not." It is then that Nature acts for you. to that Infinity. So basically what Nanak says is a very powerful truth. We cannot accept it, cannot take it, cannot understand it, but that was then in the Age of Piscean now is the Age of Aquarius where you have to live with your truth. You don't have to die for a truth, you have to live with truth and live for truth. You cannot share anything with the world today except truth not anybody's truth but your own experience a truthful experience.

It's so funny twenty-five years when I started everybody was very amazed because I was moving masses and people used to follow me like things and everywhere I was in prominence and all that and then all this people started creating fuss. That I am a devil and I am this and I am that and the whole thing you know and today when I go in the Churches and I meet the archbishops and I say I am just holy devil they think I am very higher soul, can you believe? I don't say I am a holy beggar because I know these people at what time make a very joint effort to flat me up so I say your holiness I am your holy devil, they say, "No, no you are a holy man your holiness don't try to do..." it shocks me, it shocks me how people cannot trust you, because they cannot trust themself. At one time I used to think what the hell has gone wrong these people call my name for nothing, they don't anything about me and now I go and introduce myself in the worst way and they say wait a minute, that's not true. So 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. 's words are true

People and people opinion is just a mass mentality. That will not give you your inner satisfaction, but if you sit with your own 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. and clean your own self and find your God within you, you shall prevail. And it shall be proven that you can prevail. Because your soul is within you and that's the gift of God.

Somebody once asked me, "I want to meet God."

I say, "What for?"

He say, "I want to experience God, I want to meet God."

I say, "Fifteen breath a minute he comes and kisses you, you have not met Him yet you are not going to meet Him ever." Do you understand on average fifteen breath of life comes to keep us alive? And we are totally unrealized human beings? And when the breath of life doesn't come then what?

They say, "Breath of life is oxygen."

I said, "When a man dies where the oxygen is gone it's always there simply he cannot breathe." There is somebody who breathes in you and there is somebody in you, which can control that breath and somebody can meditate on breath as a gift of life and gift of God and that's all you need, you don't need other gimmicks. You just be grateful swaas swaas simro gobind. You just be very grateful each breath is given to you by your sustainer. It's very easy to become divine, it's very difficult to become earthling. Lot of lies, lot of games, lot of nonsense for what? It's very easy to follow Nanak that Ang Sang 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. God is with me now what is wrong with you? May not be my God maybe your God is with you keep your God with you, what's wrong with keeping your God with you? But for God sake feel Him understand it, realize it that God is with you.

You have ten-trillion cells, three cells live in each cell, you have thirty-trillion living cells now what's wrong? What you want to know? Why it is so bad that you cannot realize the only miracle in the world is you being alive? The only God in this world for you is your breath of life and every act or any act for you is the act of kindness and compassion and any truth for you is the truth where you have uplifted and served another human being. And well mind you, there is no sin when mind is not in. When you will block yourself God will prevail and that's all you have to do. If you can just keep your ego where there is a ego there is no amigo. Just, just keep your ego on the side and just bring your God in your heart and just help, just help. If you want to know intellectually doubt not, because doubt makes you doubtful and when you are full of doubt you have nothing else to full with. Either you can be doubtful or you can be faithful, either you can full yourself with a faith you know there is a one bottle here, I can put orange juice or put water it can only or I can mix both it will be a mess.

(Student's laughter)

So technically speaking I do not know whether I am boring for you or I am worthwhile, but I don't think it is very difficult to become divine all you have to do to keep your duality on the side and not show it. But you are very technically great people and if it's up to me I will put you before a firing squad right now. Do you know how grateful you are to God and how much God you trust? Oh I do not know what is happening it's so sad, I really can't say, I really don't know, I am freezing, I am. There is a seventy-degree temperature in the house and you are freezing. Fridge is full of food and you are starving and with all the damn degrees you have got I don't know what kind of people you are? And there is another word you have coined recently I don't think so. This is a flat nonsense 'I don't think so,' hey think, think you think you are just a thinking pigeon all the time that's all you do like a cat purr and you think and that's what Nanak say,

"Sochai soch na hovai je sochi lakhLakh 100,000. var."

Don't think hundred-thousand time thinking won't work, strategize it. 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 Nanak First Guru of the Sikhs. NanakGuru Nanak First Guru of the Sikhs. said strategize it you think and then you think I don't think so, what a liar you know small little lies put you into the grave pit. I am yet to meet a man who can say I am a human being, I am yet to meet a man who say I am healthy, happy and holy. It's very easy to become holy there are nine holes keep a watch what goes in and goes out. If anything goes wrong in HIV positive right there you don't need any help you are all aided for. Modern time will eliminate a mankind for different things so fast then mankind will be ashamed of itself, it's a Age of Aquarius, it's a Age of pure ones. Purity, piety will bring you pleasure devotion de-vote, don't cast your own ego vote that's a devotee and faithful, fill yourself with faith. If you love Christ what is wrong in that? He resurrected you resurrect, don't act or react, resurrect. What's a big deal? The carpenter could do it can't you not?

What a BuddhaBuddha An enlightened one; founder of the Buddhist faith. ? You know he is just he was a skeleton he got enlightened, because in those time you do not know the history that's why you don't understand. In those times to die with hunger with self-discipline was considered the holiest. Finally Gautham got so upset with the world.

He said, "I am going to die." So he decided sit under tree Banyan tree and satSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. down and won't drink, and won't eat. Finally one day he became pure skeleton. So this merciful woman was going and all his disciple slowly left him he was alone, she took a big ball of butter open up his jaw and stick it in. Whatever little body was left with a temperature the butter walked into stomach and life moved and it was tasty after a longtime. And he tasted it and he felt it and life came back into his veins and nerves and he felt enlightened. Since then one thing about Gautham BuddhaBuddha An enlightened one; founder of the Buddhist faith. was that's why he was called BuddhaBuddha An enlightened one; founder of the Buddhist faith. wise one, he never reacted. His story goes somebody came and brought him lot of fruit to get entry into it. He satSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. opposite to him and abuse him like hell he was very happy.

And he say, "Bless your abuses and bless your fruit take it back."

He say, "I am not going to take fruit back."

He say, "I am asking you as you brought fruit, I have blessed it take it back so you brought abuses I have blessed and take them back."

He say, "Nothing will effect you."

He say, "No you abused I didn't even listen. I was just looking at the fruit what a game you played to get in and now carry the fruit back."

He say, "Why? All this people will eat."

He say, "You brought with malicious intentions so you brought poison wrapped in the fruit. If you don't want to believe me give this fruit to anybody who wants to eat." So he handed over fruit to two, three people they started vomiting right in the presence.

He say, "You see it is not what looks or what glitters is gold, it's what gold, gold has a special gravity." So when you are young you have a passion, when you are old you become wise and clever, but you never learn compassion, you are a mankind but without kindness. So folks we have gathered together in the court 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. Guru Nanak First Guru of the Sikhs. NanakGuru Nanak First Guru of the Sikhs. and in the presence of Siri 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. GranthGranth Literally: knot: book. , it's time for us to realize and understand.

"Aad pooran, madh pooran, anth pooran parameshwara."

In the beginning we are perfect, in the middle we are perfect and in the end we are perfect like God if we have to merge in God. It's my prayer that instead of you find your ego, you find your real amigo the very soul, the spirit, the 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. , the kindness, the compassion, other than realizing all the garbage and collecting all the nonsense you just make one sense that you are the sense. And you have five senses and you have one common sense or sixth sense and that is the sense where you realize there is nothing good and bad thinking make it so and Nanak said, think not strategize and strategy is this world belongs to him you belong to him in the beginning God is, now God is and in the end God shall be. In that realization if we live in peace with love, tranquility we shall be happy. Happiness is our birthright as human God is not our image and please for God sake stop finding God, don't run after Him, just realize He is within you. You know what you people are doing there is a diamond in your pocket and you are searching in the street, no, it's not going to be found out. What is not within you is not anywhere.

What is not in you, what is in you is all in the Universe and what is not in you, you are not going to find in universe either. No man can give you God realization a man can inspire you to give you God and realization. So for God sake whenever you go and meet somebody as a body of the Khalsa individual or collective try to inspire people with your smile, and give them the soul through your touch, jump-start, every American knows when the battery fails jump-start. If you all do one thing jump-start next year we will meet in a better environments, with better strength and with better self-knowledge. If just this one year wherever you go whosoever you meet just jump-start and mentally say 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. . Great is God, great God was, is and shall be, that is the mantraMantra Sounds or words that tune or control the mind. Man means mind. Tra-ng is the wave or movement of the mind. Mantra is a wave, a repetition of sound and rhythm that directs or controls the mind. When you recite a mantra you have impact through the meridian points in the mouth, through its meaning, through its pattern of energy, through its rhythm, and through its naad - energetic shape in time. Recited correctly a mantra will activate areas of the nervous system and brain and allow you to shift your state and the perceptual vision or energetic ability associated with it. of the Tresha Tresha Guru Three-fold Guru; trinity. GuruTresha Guru Three-fold Guru; trinity. 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. .

"Vaayanti Kaaranti Jagatpateet Waha, BrahmaBrahma The Hindu God of creation, one the three primary manifestations of God. Tresha Guruth 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. "

I understand you and I know you and just remember the word 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. Guru Gobind Singh Tenth Guru of the Sikhs. Gobind SinghGuru Gobind Singh Tenth Guru of the Sikhs. .

"Malech Khalsa hosee naas, Panth KhalsaPanth Khalsa The ordained Ministry of Sikh Dharma; also refers to the general body of the Khalsa worldwide. hosee parkaash."

You are the Panth KhalsaPanth Khalsa The ordained Ministry of Sikh Dharma; also refers to the general body of the Khalsa worldwide. you got to spread, you got to grow and 960 million you shall be, but nobody has the right to say he did it or she did it, you did it and God did it and it is His will so let His will prevail and let us dwell in His will. And a very simple slogan you must bear in your mind and you don't need thereafter anything in God I dwell you have to say to yourself, you have to feel it yourself, you have to practice it yourself and then you find it out all when you run after comes to you, you don't have to run after anybody. It's my humble prayer and it's my blessing and 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. that I could have the opportunity to serve you and be with you. I realize your power that I was going to home and your prayer stuck me here. So anyway now we have stuck together let's work hard, because I was your yesterday, I was your memory and you are my tomorrow and you have to take away the sorrows of all the people to come. With these words may 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. Ram DasGuru Ram Das Fourth Guru of the Sikhs. bless you, hail 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. Ram DasGuru Ram Das Fourth Guru of the Sikhs. and heal the people and walk on this path, walk tall, walk with grace, with dignity, so that your Divinity can just touch many hearts.

YB and students: "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. JiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. Ka Khalsa, 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. JiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. Ki Fateh"

Student: Boley sonihaal.

Students: SatSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. Siri Akal.

Students: "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. JiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. Ka Khalsa, 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. JiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. Ki Fateh"

Student: By true 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. 's grace is He obtained, (?) night channel of the infinite light, this mind is not a particle of my (?) on my part I have grown weary of giving instruction to it, but it abstains not from (?) inclinations. This mind is not a particle of my building on my part I have grown weary of giving instruction to it, but it abstains not from (?) inclinations. It has gone mad with the intoxication of wealth and others (?) not God's grace, by exercising fraud it (?) the world and fills it's belly like a dog's tail it becomes crooked and lends not it's ear to what I tell it. Says Nanak utter thou the Lord's name (?) shall be adjusted. Like a dog's tail it becomes a crocked and lends not it's ear to what I tell it. Says Nanak ever utter thou the Lord's name (?) shall be adjusted.

Students: "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. JiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. Ka Khalsa, 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. JiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. Ki Fateh"

(Students are singing a song)

Students: "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. JiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. Ka Khalsa, 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. JiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. Ki Fateh"

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