Question and Answer Session

 
Date:
December 10, 1990
Location:
Rome, Italy
 
 
 
 

... You came yesterday? Come in, come in, come in.

(A student translates Yogiji's lecture into Italian)

YB: Aah I welcome you. It's first time I am meeting you all in one group and you are in a very good care and you are doing wonderful. As we meet and you have been Yoga students, if you have any questions this is the opportunity to ask so that you may not have doubts and continue be living with them. Let us take advantage of this visit and if you have any personal or impersonal question about self or spirituality you can ask.

Student: (----)

Translator: (?) doing KundaliniKundalini Comes from the word "kundal"; coiled energy; the creative potential of an individual. Kundalini Yoga It is a Raaj Yoga that creates vitality in the body, balance in the mind, and openness to the spirit. It is used by the householder, busy in the world, to create immediate clarity. The fourth Guru in the Sikh tradition, Guru Ram Das, was acknowledged as the greatest Raaj Yogi. (See Raaj Yogi.) He opened this long secret tradition to all. YogaKundalini Yoga It is a Raaj Yoga that creates vitality in the body, balance in the mind, and openness to the spirit. It is used by the householder, busy in the world, to create immediate clarity. The fourth Guru in the Sikh tradition, Guru Ram Das, was acknowledged as the greatest Raaj Yogi. (See Raaj Yogi.) He opened this long secret tradition to all. ?

YB: Hmm?

Translator: (?) time doing KundaliniKundalini Comes from the word "kundal"; coiled energy; the creative potential of an individual. Kundalini Yoga It is a Raaj Yoga that creates vitality in the body, balance in the mind, and openness to the spirit. It is used by the householder, busy in the world, to create immediate clarity. The fourth Guru in the Sikh tradition, Guru Ram Das, was acknowledged as the greatest Raaj Yogi. (See Raaj Yogi.) He opened this long secret tradition to all. YogaKundalini Yoga It is a Raaj Yoga that creates vitality in the body, balance in the mind, and openness to the spirit. It is used by the householder, busy in the world, to create immediate clarity. The fourth Guru in the Sikh tradition, Guru Ram Das, was acknowledged as the greatest Raaj Yogi. (See Raaj Yogi.) He opened this long secret tradition to all. ? (?).

YB: Very fast. It is the only Yoga where you can be married and householder and live a normal or abnormal life still you can experience spirituality. In other Yoga you have to be celibate, single, and it takes very long time. That's the difference. This is actually the householder Yoga. But it's very high and very quick. So householder not have to spend his whole life for it.

Student: (----)

Translator: She says that also she is doing Yoga since short time and she gave the (?) for the spiritual nameSpiritual Name , Destiny Name A practice begun by Yogi Bhajan that gives a spiritual aspirant an anchor within a new identity and practice - a chance to begin again and choose destiny over fate. Nirinjan Kaur Khalsa, Yogi Bhajan's Chief of Staff, was trained by Yogi Bhajan to continue this practice of receiving a new spiritual name. Please see for more information. , she will like to know how you give the spiritual nameSpiritual Name , Destiny Name A practice begun by Yogi Bhajan that gives a spiritual aspirant an anchor within a new identity and practice - a chance to begin again and choose destiny over fate. Nirinjan Kaur Khalsa, Yogi Bhajan's Chief of Staff, was trained by Yogi Bhajan to continue this practice of receiving a new spiritual name. Please see for more information. ?

YB: Every soul has a root, that's called samskarasSamskaras Patterns of behavior brought from past lives. . Then it has the orbit and then it has the destiny. We put three together and make up the spiritual nameSpiritual Name , Destiny Name A practice begun by Yogi Bhajan that gives a spiritual aspirant an anchor within a new identity and practice - a chance to begin again and choose destiny over fate. Nirinjan Kaur Khalsa, Yogi Bhajan's Chief of Staff, was trained by Yogi Bhajan to continue this practice of receiving a new spiritual name. Please see for more information. . Spiritual nameSpiritual Name , Destiny Name A practice begun by Yogi Bhajan that gives a spiritual aspirant an anchor within a new identity and practice - a chance to begin again and choose destiny over fate. Nirinjan Kaur Khalsa, Yogi Bhajan's Chief of Staff, was trained by Yogi Bhajan to continue this practice of receiving a new spiritual name. Please see for more information. is a directive, what your destiny is. You live up to it or not it's up to you.

Student: (----)

(Students laugh)

Student: (----)

Translator: Sir, he is talking about the (?) before and is that something objective or is it something personal?

YB: Personal. The object of it is to achieve... if you are not in a state of tranquility either you are depressed or you are aggressive then you are not... just see this, this is a man, woman, and the neutral. Tranquil. The negative mindNegative Mind One of the three Functional Minds. It is the fastest and acts to defend you. It asks, "How can this harm me? How can this limit or stop me?" It is also the power to just say no, stop something, or reject a direction of action. , positive mindPositive Mind One of the three Functional Minds. It elaborates, magnifies, extends, and assists. It asks, "How can this help me? How can I use this? What is the positive side of this?" and the neutral mindNeutral Mind The most refined and often the least developed of the three Functional Minds. It judges and assesses. It witnesses and gives you clarity. It holds the power of intuition and the ability to see your purpose and destiny. It is the gateway for awareness. . If you are out of balance, you either will be depressed or you will be aggressive. Both states won't make you decide right. Either you will be insecure or you will be absolutely insensitive. Therefore tranquility is necessity and that is human. We are not animals that we have to fight to get everything. We can logic, we can reason, we can request, we can talk, that all needs tranquility.

Student: (----)

Translator: So, how can we live in this difficult life and (?) this with Yoga, with the Yoga everyday?

YB: It is just as you eat food everyday because KundaliniKundalini Comes from the word "kundal"; coiled energy; the creative potential of an individual. Kundalini Yoga It is a Raaj Yoga that creates vitality in the body, balance in the mind, and openness to the spirit. It is used by the householder, busy in the world, to create immediate clarity. The fourth Guru in the Sikh tradition, Guru Ram Das, was acknowledged as the greatest Raaj Yogi. (See Raaj Yogi.) He opened this long secret tradition to all. YogaKundalini Yoga It is a Raaj Yoga that creates vitality in the body, balance in the mind, and openness to the spirit. It is used by the householder, busy in the world, to create immediate clarity. The fourth Guru in the Sikh tradition, Guru Ram Das, was acknowledged as the greatest Raaj Yogi. (See Raaj Yogi.) He opened this long secret tradition to all. gives you inner strength to face the outer world. That's why you need it everyday to face the difficult times because otherwise they become worst. Without your inner strength you can't deal with your life. You need perpetual endurance. And that is what KundaliniKundalini Comes from the word "kundal"; coiled energy; the creative potential of an individual. Kundalini Yoga It is a Raaj Yoga that creates vitality in the body, balance in the mind, and openness to the spirit. It is used by the householder, busy in the world, to create immediate clarity. The fourth Guru in the Sikh tradition, Guru Ram Das, was acknowledged as the greatest Raaj Yogi. (See Raaj Yogi.) He opened this long secret tradition to all. YogaKundalini Yoga It is a Raaj Yoga that creates vitality in the body, balance in the mind, and openness to the spirit. It is used by the householder, busy in the world, to create immediate clarity. The fourth Guru in the Sikh tradition, Guru Ram Das, was acknowledged as the greatest Raaj Yogi. (See Raaj Yogi.) He opened this long secret tradition to all. is about.

Student: (----)

Translator: She said there are some people they have the KundaliniKundalini Comes from the word "kundal"; coiled energy; the creative potential of an individual. experience awaking KundaliniKundalini Comes from the word "kundal"; coiled energy; the creative potential of an individual. without doing Yoga just by (?) what you think about that?

YB: It can happen. The need to do Yoga is to harness that energy.

Student: (----)

Translator: Is it any contradiction to a Catholic faith in (?) Yoga?

YB: Yoga has no contradiction, Catholics may have.

(Students laugh)

Because in Catholic religion you have to have guilt. You are born in sin, you share sin, therefore you are the sinner so pay to the Church, Yoga charges at the gate, and tell you be happy. It's a original science. Every religion came out of it. It has no, no yes or no to it. It is for the mankind. YogiYogi One who has attained a state of yoga (union) where polarities are mastered and transcended. One who practices the disciplines of yoga and has attained self-mastery. is the one whom opposite pair do not affect. Opposite pair do not affect.

Translator: (----)

YB: Opposite pair means nor negative or positive doesn't matter.

Translator: (-----)

YB: YogiYogi One who has attained a state of yoga (union) where polarities are mastered and transcended. One who practices the disciplines of yoga and has attained self-mastery. has no fear of God or love of God. YogiYogi One who has attained a state of yoga (union) where polarities are mastered and transcended. One who practices the disciplines of yoga and has attained self-mastery. is not born in sin. But in the image of God. In the grace of God. That's the difference.

Student: (----)

Translator: Is it possible to give positive energy to the problems in the world to resolve them?

YB: That's the only way.

Student: (----)

Translator: (----)

YB: Without positive what else you can do? Be miserable and make others miserable? There is no control system. Control system is insecurity. You have to be gracious to expand. And that should not matter, that applies to everybody. So being negative doesn't work. That's why the countries have territories of control. Government has parities for control. That's why there is a trouble in the world. We are on the verge of war, but under pressure from the world President Bush decided to communicate, to talk. That was the world pressure, positive pressure. Otherwise everything is set. So we are winning. Peace is winning.

Student: (----)

(Students laugh)

Translator: Did you always believe in the Yoga?

Student: (----)

Translator: Did you always believe in Yoga?

YB: What else I have to believe in?

Student: Since when you are grown up...

YB: I was sixteen and a half year old when I was master. I started my life later. When you were walking naked, I was wearing robes. Yeah, when you were nudo I was wearing robe.

(Students laugh)

Student: (----)

Translator: Is that possible that doing Yoga also the negative mindNegative Mind One of the three Functional Minds. It is the fastest and acts to defend you. It asks, "How can this harm me? How can this limit or stop me?" It is also the power to just say no, stop something, or reject a direction of action. can increase?

YB: No, no, no, negative mindNegative Mind One of the three Functional Minds. It is the fastest and acts to defend you. It asks, "How can this harm me? How can this limit or stop me?" It is also the power to just say no, stop something, or reject a direction of action. is already very powerful. It is the first mind and every thought has to come to this mind because that gives you right to protect yourself. But it goes into the subconscious and pull up your hidden thoughts and reinforces the negative thought. But if you have a positive mindPositive Mind One of the three Functional Minds. It elaborates, magnifies, extends, and assists. It asks, "How can this help me? How can I use this? What is the positive side of this?" to work just positive, then you can work with tranquility and with a neutral mindNeutral Mind The most refined and often the least developed of the three Functional Minds. It judges and assesses. It witnesses and gives you clarity. It holds the power of intuition and the ability to see your purpose and destiny. It is the gateway for awareness. . This is the central phase. That's the picture of the mind. And normally we don't do it. We will say, 'oh this is bad, so and so also did it, I had experience last year of it, he stole from me, he stole from me, he stole from me.' Everybody is a thief. That's not correct way of thinking. That's why we need Yoga to be powerful, to have endurance.

Student: (----)

Translator: Why do different classes of Yoga (?).

YB: Why? There are... everybody has his own system. People don't teach normally KundaliniKundalini Comes from the word "kundal"; coiled energy; the creative potential of an individual. Kundalini Yoga It is a Raaj Yoga that creates vitality in the body, balance in the mind, and openness to the spirit. It is used by the householder, busy in the world, to create immediate clarity. The fourth Guru in the Sikh tradition, Guru Ram Das, was acknowledged as the greatest Raaj Yogi. (See Raaj Yogi.) He opened this long secret tradition to all. YogaKundalini Yoga It is a Raaj Yoga that creates vitality in the body, balance in the mind, and openness to the spirit. It is used by the householder, busy in the world, to create immediate clarity. The fourth Guru in the Sikh tradition, Guru Ram Das, was acknowledged as the greatest Raaj Yogi. (See Raaj Yogi.) He opened this long secret tradition to all. . They do Hatha Yoga and slow and gradual and some are in BhaktiBhakti Self-purification, The devotional form of yoga practiced by a Bhakta. Yoga, some are in Gian Yoga, householder cannot wait for all this time. So they found this way too.

Student: (----)

Translator: Are there other type of Yoga valid?

YB: Everyone is valid. You must understand it takes a thief to prove a saint. Negative proves the positive. So everything is valid. Whatever exists in this world is valid. Question is what you want to adapt. You can be a saint, you can be a thief, you can be nobody, you can be somebody. It's your choice.

Student: (----)

Translator: I would like to be a saint what should I choose?

YB: To be a saint.

(Students laugh)

Feel it, prove it, work for it, imagine it, and let your action support you, be always positive, be always generous, be always loving, be always honorable and graceful, be always honest and truthful, that's what saint is. You can do it all. It's not difficult. It's not difficult at all.

Student: (----)

Translator: It's impossible to change our own destiny, (?).

YB: Destiny is definite. Whether you can reach it or not that's the problem. We help you to reach the destiny. Not to be away from it. Human mind is weak, insecure, and it wastes lot of life and lot of time in insecurities. That's why they cannot reach their destiny. That's why we ask them to have a perpetual endurance and help, so they can make it.

Student: (----)

Translator: So there are people, they say they know the destiny, and they can read your destiny.

Student: (----)

Translator: So if the destiny (?) decides.

Student: (----)

Translator: Why we need to know which is our destiny if we cannot change it?

YB: Don't know it. It's not necessary, stay as you are. No problem.

Student: (----)

Translator: If the destiny is negative and you want to make it positive.

YB: Destiny is not negative. It is the fate, which is negative. Fate eats you up on the way. Destiny or fate are two sides of the same coin. If you will not reach the destiny, you will reach your fate. So question is whether you want to reach the destiny or you don't want to reach the destiny. It's very difficult to go on the top of the mountain; it's very easy to fall at the bottom. That's the law of gravity, make your choice. You want to sweat or you want to fall. Both hurts. Sweat is difficult and fall is hurt. But one is achievement, one is losing. Do as you want.

Student: (----)

Translator: How can we know what is achievement?

YB: Oh yeah, by experience, that's the beauty of KundaliniKundalini Comes from the word "kundal"; coiled energy; the creative potential of an individual. Kundalini Yoga It is a Raaj Yoga that creates vitality in the body, balance in the mind, and openness to the spirit. It is used by the householder, busy in the world, to create immediate clarity. The fourth Guru in the Sikh tradition, Guru Ram Das, was acknowledged as the greatest Raaj Yogi. (See Raaj Yogi.) He opened this long secret tradition to all. YogaKundalini Yoga It is a Raaj Yoga that creates vitality in the body, balance in the mind, and openness to the spirit. It is used by the householder, busy in the world, to create immediate clarity. The fourth Guru in the Sikh tradition, Guru Ram Das, was acknowledged as the greatest Raaj Yogi. (See Raaj Yogi.) He opened this long secret tradition to all. , in this you experience, it is not talk, it's not a philosophy, it's an experience. What we did in that course was experience. We didn't do hours of talking and convincing people, we don't do that. If you want to convince as a talk you can read the books and library and go to lectures and read newspaper. KundaliniKundalini Comes from the word "kundal"; coiled energy; the creative potential of an individual. Kundalini Yoga It is a Raaj Yoga that creates vitality in the body, balance in the mind, and openness to the spirit. It is used by the householder, busy in the world, to create immediate clarity. The fourth Guru in the Sikh tradition, Guru Ram Das, was acknowledged as the greatest Raaj Yogi. (See Raaj Yogi.) He opened this long secret tradition to all. YogaKundalini Yoga It is a Raaj Yoga that creates vitality in the body, balance in the mind, and openness to the spirit. It is used by the householder, busy in the world, to create immediate clarity. The fourth Guru in the Sikh tradition, Guru Ram Das, was acknowledged as the greatest Raaj Yogi. (See Raaj Yogi.) He opened this long secret tradition to all. is not talking it is doing and experiencing. And knowing that you are getting something.

Student: (----)

Translator: It is always so hard to do it...

YB: The boy was very polite. When we teach some courses are very hard because we want the best experience. In winter solstice we will do the Yoga, we will sit about six-seven hours straight. That's how we do it. This is a little class everyday slowly, slowly, little experience everyday, little achievement everyday. But once a while we do it whole sale.

Student: (----)

Translator: So about the destiny, all the destinies that was made by whom? Who is the origin of destiny?

YB: God.

(Students laugh)

Origin of everything is God, everything comes from God, everything goes to God. Everything belongs to God. It never belongs to individual. You all have to die, you all have to be born to die, you have come to go. That's called Ava-Gavan. We come to go. If we remember that and we are good, then we know where we are going. Otherwise we don't. We just die. Miserable.

Student: (----)

Translator: So why the destiny is different?

YB: As we are different, we are some are six foot tall, some are five foot tall, some are born in Italy, some are born in America.

Translator: She is asking why the origin is the same, we are so different.

YB: Oh it is diversity in unity. Why Sun? Sun has many rays. At this moment it is darkness here, in America it is a day. Why? Because it is round. Everybody has a orbit to go. Everybody has a distance to make; everybody has to reach a goal. That's why it is different for everybody. There are cars and cars and cars. But everybody has a different license number.

(Students laugh)

Student: (----)

Translator: Since when the KundaliniKundalini Comes from the word "kundal"; coiled energy; the creative potential of an individual. was taught and...

YB: Many, many thousands of years ago. From the time of Adam and Eve. Adam and Eve. Because you know the western culture goes only few thousand years ago. Oriental culture goes beyond with time.

Student: (----)

Translator: The destiny is decided by God and the KarmaKarma The law of cause and effect applied to mental, moral, and physical actions. Ego attaches us to and identifies us with objects, feelings, and thoughts. These attachments create a bias toward certain lines of action. Instead of acting you begin reacting. Karmas are the conditions required in order to balance or complete these tendencies. Though necessary, karma is not dictatorial or fatalistic. It is the mechanism that allows the finite experience of existence to maintain and stabilize itself. We all have free will and can take actions to re-direct the momentum of a karma. We can transform it or neutralize it using meditation, jappa, good deeds, or intuition that remove your sense of ego and the identification with that past line of action. is decided by us.

YB: Correct! Action and reaction.

Student: What's difference between the two?

YB: Difference is your KarmaKarma The law of cause and effect applied to mental, moral, and physical actions. Ego attaches us to and identifies us with objects, feelings, and thoughts. These attachments create a bias toward certain lines of action. Instead of acting you begin reacting. Karmas are the conditions required in order to balance or complete these tendencies. Though necessary, karma is not dictatorial or fatalistic. It is the mechanism that allows the finite experience of existence to maintain and stabilize itself. We all have free will and can take actions to re-direct the momentum of a karma. We can transform it or neutralize it using meditation, jappa, good deeds, or intuition that remove your sense of ego and the identification with that past line of action. will decide whether you fall in the hand of fate or you are walking towards the destiny. Because if you steal then you are a thief. That's your KarmaKarma The law of cause and effect applied to mental, moral, and physical actions. Ego attaches us to and identifies us with objects, feelings, and thoughts. These attachments create a bias toward certain lines of action. Instead of acting you begin reacting. Karmas are the conditions required in order to balance or complete these tendencies. Though necessary, karma is not dictatorial or fatalistic. It is the mechanism that allows the finite experience of existence to maintain and stabilize itself. We all have free will and can take actions to re-direct the momentum of a karma. We can transform it or neutralize it using meditation, jappa, good deeds, or intuition that remove your sense of ego and the identification with that past line of action. , but if you give then you are a saint. But you have to do it.

Student: (----)

Translator: So you can also not follow your destiny and follow your KarmaKarma The law of cause and effect applied to mental, moral, and physical actions. Ego attaches us to and identifies us with objects, feelings, and thoughts. These attachments create a bias toward certain lines of action. Instead of acting you begin reacting. Karmas are the conditions required in order to balance or complete these tendencies. Though necessary, karma is not dictatorial or fatalistic. It is the mechanism that allows the finite experience of existence to maintain and stabilize itself. We all have free will and can take actions to re-direct the momentum of a karma. We can transform it or neutralize it using meditation, jappa, good deeds, or intuition that remove your sense of ego and the identification with that past line of action. , they are different ways.

YB: No, the KarmaKarma The law of cause and effect applied to mental, moral, and physical actions. Ego attaches us to and identifies us with objects, feelings, and thoughts. These attachments create a bias toward certain lines of action. Instead of acting you begin reacting. Karmas are the conditions required in order to balance or complete these tendencies. Though necessary, karma is not dictatorial or fatalistic. It is the mechanism that allows the finite experience of existence to maintain and stabilize itself. We all have free will and can take actions to re-direct the momentum of a karma. We can transform it or neutralize it using meditation, jappa, good deeds, or intuition that remove your sense of ego and the identification with that past line of action. is action, KarmaKarma The law of cause and effect applied to mental, moral, and physical actions. Ego attaches us to and identifies us with objects, feelings, and thoughts. These attachments create a bias toward certain lines of action. Instead of acting you begin reacting. Karmas are the conditions required in order to balance or complete these tendencies. Though necessary, karma is not dictatorial or fatalistic. It is the mechanism that allows the finite experience of existence to maintain and stabilize itself. We all have free will and can take actions to re-direct the momentum of a karma. We can transform it or neutralize it using meditation, jappa, good deeds, or intuition that remove your sense of ego and the identification with that past line of action. is action and KarmaKarma The law of cause and effect applied to mental, moral, and physical actions. Ego attaches us to and identifies us with objects, feelings, and thoughts. These attachments create a bias toward certain lines of action. Instead of acting you begin reacting. Karmas are the conditions required in order to balance or complete these tendencies. Though necessary, karma is not dictatorial or fatalistic. It is the mechanism that allows the finite experience of existence to maintain and stabilize itself. We all have free will and can take actions to re-direct the momentum of a karma. We can transform it or neutralize it using meditation, jappa, good deeds, or intuition that remove your sense of ego and the identification with that past line of action. takes you either to the destiny or to the fate. But as a individual you have the right to decide. As we decided to do Yoga. Some people decided tonight to go to the bar to drink. Some people decided to go to a disco dance. Some people decided not to come. It's different. Individual is sovereign by its own right. Nothing happens by our planning. It depends on our action and reaction. Action has equal and opposite reaction. If you are good, goodness will come to you. If you are secure you will expand, if you are generous you will be prosperous, if you are in love you will be peaceful, if you are strong you will be honorable. These are the two sides of the coin. It will never change.

Student: (----)

Translator: So in the western society they are going to explain the spirituality by science, isn't that possible?

YB: That's what we are doing.

Student: (----)

Translator: If you...

(Students laugh)

She says all the (?) disciples.

YB: I am not satisfied; it is not my job to be satisfied. If one walks one inch, I tell him second inch is there. If I'll become satisfied I'll be just not doing my job. I want to produce people ten times better than me. That's the way I work. I am not satisfied or dissatisfied. I believe in working to achieve the highest. I was medically told not to take this journey and my health did not permit me, that's why I am fifteen days late. But still I did it. I don't stop. That's how I have lived my sixty-one years. Keep up and keep going. Trust God and be good. It works for me.

(Students laugh)

Yes?

Student: (----)

Translator: She wants to know what you think about people who want to experience again their birth.

YB: Oh birth?

Student: What do you think about that? It's good or...

YB: It is one, one experience being born is not enough?

(Students laugh)

You can't go back into the... I know what you are saying. That is a psychological phenomenon, lot of our situation are by birth. Second is by our parental upbringing. Third is by pressure and the environments. Fourth is our own experience. Fifth is our own mental attitude. Sixth is our aptitude. And we have every man has a mission. Every mission has a magnitude. Every magnitude to achieve needs manners and attitude. So everybody has tried to create a little bit of science, my personal feeling is one time birth is enough.

(Students laugh)

We should get ready to prepare ourself that we should not have any fear of death. We have to die, but we should be free of fear. Mostly the fear of death makes us do many wrong things. And we should do to have enough power not to be afraid. You want to be reborn?

Student: (----)

Translator: She is saying that people having problems doing this experience they can be solved?

YB: I know I counsel them. I have more people who go for rebirthing experience and come and counsel with me than anybody else. I know the problem. One girl came to me, she was a very fine girl, very good, there was absolutely no problem and she loved her parents, she went through this rebirthing experience, and found out her mother is a devil. It took me six months to clean her head.

(Students laugh)

It was too painful.

Student: (-----)

YB: I don't know, but I deal with it... for me it is a lot of work.

(Students laugh)

People do it; I can't say it is dangerous. Eating banana is dangerous. Dangerous, everything can be dangerous. But sometime you can get an experience, which you do not know where it comes from, you can't handle it. The guide is not powerful enough, teacher is not right, counsel is not good, and it can have aftereffect.

Student: (----)

Translator: Can I have a explanation on why we are genius?

YB: Umm?

Translator: Genes, you know the cells DNA, genes...

Student: Genes.

YB: Oh genes! Genes are the elementary constitution of our body. That's the continuity.

Student: (----)

Translator: Not genes, it's about genius, means the bigger mind, genius, genial mind.

YB: Genius! No, genius, everybody's mind, which expands is a genius. Question is how your neurons work. Some people are born with it, some people have to develop it, some care, some don't.

Student: (----)

Translator: So what you were saying about the genes and...

YB: Oh that is a continuity of life. We carry the genes of our parents part of it, that is the combination of our body. There are certain diseases, which we carry from our parents. Some we develop ourself. It depends.

Student: (----)

Translator: But is there any relationship between the (?).

Student: (----)

Translator: In the destiny?

YB: You are right. There is a very much connection.

Student: Which kind of correction?

YB: Lot of... every connection you can name it. If you are born in rich family... I was born in rich family, I had all the time to study Yoga with great masters, if I would have born in a poor family I might not have been in a position to do it. Or if I would have born in a poor family that only thing I would have done and nothing else. So there is a effect.

Student: (----)

YB: Tension is only to decide what to do. When you do it is schedule, it's just a record. It is difficult, 'may I fall in love or may I not fall in love.' Once you fall in love it is schedule. You are in love, till you are kicked out. I think they have done lot of questioning now.

(Students laugh)

Can we all meditate for few minutes? Take your right hand and raise it up straight and stretch it, straight, straight, no cheating. Straight, no like this, no this, just straight, and not like this or this. Straight. Close your eyes...

Side B

YB: Saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat 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. .

Students chant: Saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat 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: Inhale deep, continue.

Students chant: Saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat 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: (over chant) Up, up, up. Inhale deep, go. Up, up. Up! Inhale deep, deep, deep. Go. Now inhale very deep.

(Chanting stops)

Hold it tight and stretch at the point of sixteen start chanting. One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen go!

Students chant: Saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat 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: (over chant) Thank you very much, relax. That's enough. Little class. That's it, what is next?

Student: (----)

YB: All right. Thank you. I'll show you what.

Students: (----)

YB: I am showing you. You packed it very hard.

Student: (----)

YB: Oh yeah. First I'll see.

(Students laugh)

Gracias!

(Students laugh)

It's very good. Thank you. Blessings. Oh yeah. Thank you. This you should distribute.

(Conversation)

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