GRDA Lecture - Scriptures of the World, Yogi Bhajan

 
Date:
April 18, 1971
Location:
Los Angeles, CA
 
 
 
 

... We feel that is no more new, it has gone old and old is old always. What you have to do? When you search the old you search deep into the old. Progressively we always look on certain scriptures with a sense of denial as they are not true. That's not correct. I have yet to have read any scripture, a standard scripture book which was not true, which is not true and which shall not be true. Now what has happened to the scriptures? What has happened to the scripture was the people who could explain scriptures are no more in existence. There is nobody who can interpret why it happened, why it was essential, what was the circumstances which made it happen and why this was said in connection of what? Now people say well, whatever it is written in the scripture is just a fact. Stories are told as analogy to make a man understand the very depth of his soul and it is related to the environmental physiological circumstances that becomes a story in the scripture. No scripture is a story and no story is a scripture. It is a understanding and that understanding is given as according to the time and the place. A happening. To make a man understand it happened to so and so, it can happen to you too. It is only true in the case of that man who does not believe in happening. There are few souls which has come to make happening, they don't check in, they let things happen.

I met a teacher, I studied with him and one day smilingly I said, I said, "holy sir, you have a hundred and six known defects in your personality. You practice hundred and six practices which are against the very scripture you teach. Why don't you make hundred and eight so that number maybe equal?"

(Students' laughter)

And he said smilingly, "I am trying."

One day in a very happy discussion I asked him, I said, "Sir, I want to know one thing, you are very perfect when you teach, you are great, you are beautiful, you speak truth, but why you practice not a single thing what you preach. Why?"

He said, "Look 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. , I don't want anybody to learn from me and that is my test (?) those who look to my flesh and my animal nature will never read the scripture from me and those who are beyond that will sit and will learn and that's the way of my teaching, do you like it or not? If you like it fine with you, if you don't like it get out of it."

I said, "Well, I like it, you teach perfect. That's all I am concerned."

He said, "That is my way."

Now what you can do to that man? That is his way. He doesn't come there to put a ad in your paper, come on I am going to teach and I am going to practice what I teach, he is not going to do it at all. He had all the known negative habits and he will practice them more openly than any gentleman can afford it. And first I got bugged, I said what he is doing? He tells me he speaks truth and he tells all regulated lie.

You understand what is a lie? There are two types of lie. One is a lie which you just speak by the way. You do not know what are you talking about. One is you speak and you being first code it that you are going to speak this. When we used to go to his class he will say, 'I with my own eyes saw you last night such and such place drinking glass of milk, is it true?' Now what you have to say?

I say, "Well, I was not there at all."

He says, "But how can it be? Now you are a liar."

"Sir, I am not."

"Oh your ego is hurt to just confess the truth. You were there, I saw you."

"Sir, I was not there, I have to run a proof. I was at such and such place," he won't believe. And he will insist I should say yes, I was there. And I said no, I was not there. I was not at all there sir, it is not true.

He said, "No, it is true, I saw you with my own eyes, I didn't touch you only you may not have the feeling that I caught you, but you were standing on the road and taking glass of milk."

I said, "What are you talking?"

After a little while I understood this man tells a lie to know how grind ingrained we are in the habit of speaking the truth or we fall along in line with him. And it was so habitual with him to speak in such a normal way all it ended up guarding us, it became a habit with us to guard ourselves all the time. Out of thirty lies he will tell everyday, I found his book where he wrote, I spoke thirty lies to my student, seven became true.

(Students' laughter)

He will conclude in the end, I spoke thirty lies to my student in class from such hour to such hour and seven became true, three admitted, four did not. They have still the negativity of the old past life lied habit in their 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. I have to work hard on them to clean them out.

What happened was, one day I was seeing, there was one book which was handwritten and it was sort of a diary, I took it out. And I saw him that that is his teaching. He is beyond truth, he is beyond lies, he is beyond anything. He is even beyond nothingness, when I found that you know what I did? That was the day I wept almost for half day. I said what I was understanding, I was understanding him as a liar. A wrong man with wrong habits. He has got nothing to do with that. Because that diary was his confession. He said I did this, I did this, I did this thing to show to certain student and watch his observation, I was so perfect in doing it, he accepted it as true. You know his wisdom is not with him, he couldn't see it is a lie. I said jiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. , this is the worst teacher I have ever faced because he is going to trap us everyday. It is not, one day very affectionately he was going with me I said, 'will you sir tell me something very truthfully today?'

He said, "You know what type of truth I speak."

I said, "Well, whatever it is, but I like."

He used to insist on one thing, what is truth, what I speak is a truth. I said, "Sir, no, truth is a relevant term."

He said, "What is relevant is not true. Truth is what I speak."

Now what you can do with such a man?

What are the scriptures? They are truth, but they are not relevant truth. You do not relate to them, therefore you do not understand the scripture there is nothing wrong with the scripture. Truth is only truth for you which is relevant and that is the greatest lie. Truth doesn't relate with anybody, truth is by itself. And you want to relate to that scriptures, that feeling, that finding which is relevant to you. And what can relate to you, you liar with a lie, it can't be true, because we are all lie. In the hand of our 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. the sahenskar we are born to pay off 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. and our existence is a lie to us. We feel we exist, we do not. We are existing because of the flow of the pranic energy, this whole machine is automatic. What I do to it? Nothing. Did I decide it, did my ego decided that I should be a male and I should have this height? Not at all. I never decided that. Then did I decide that I should be born in Los Angeles? Or in America? Did I decided that I should be born as a Christian or as a Jew or as a Hindu? Then what we are going to relate to? When I decided nothing, it was not my decision I just came in. I was kept in that cavity of the situation, time and place. Kaal and Desh. Then what is truth? Moment I say I, I am speaking a lie. But if I don't say I, I cannot communicate, now what to do? That is why 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 allah tho noor paya kudrath dey sab bandey, ek noor tho sab jagg upiya kaun bhale kaun mandey"

He said there is one Allah, one God, one light to which everybody is born. And from the one everybody is born who is right and who is wrong? What is a justice? Justice is what I feel right. There were certain laws which could have put you on death hundred years ago they are no more respected today. There are certain laws which can put you on electric chair today they will not be respected after hundred years. This is a changing world. It will always keep changing. But truth is unchanging. Their truth is never relevant to any term, place and time, truth is nothing but truth. And scripture speaks that truth and therefore we do not understand the scriptures. Our prejudice against scripture is not our prejudice against scriptures it is our knowledge of our own ignorance. We are ignorant, we are lazy, we do not acquire that awarenessAwareness The pure nature of existence; the power to be consciously conscious without an object or need. A fundamental property of the soul and true self; it is Kundalini as it folds and unfolds itself in existence. , there is nothing wrong in any scripture, it will be nothing wrong ever and it was not meant to be wrong ever.

I met a great rabbi. We fell in love with each other. I liked him, he was a good man and while joking I asked him, you know, because I had already discussed this question, I said, "Do you know why father Abraham made it a compulsory for a Jew to circumcise his organ? And if that makes a Jew a Jew what about the woman?"

I asked him a direct question, now it is a matter of scripture. He said, "Well, I cannot say."

We had another round, in the evening we met again. He said, "Yogiji, I have got a question. You asked me this question in the morning?"

I said, "Yes, yes sir, I did ask."

"But I know you know the answer also but please give me the answer."

I said, "That is your scripture and you are a rabbi, you are a minister of that science, and you want a question and answer from me? I thought I fell in love with you, you can tell me in Judaism why it was essential?"

He said, "Well, I could say anything, I knew you will not believe it because I never knew it, so I never wanted to tell a lie."

I said, "Sir, biggest lie is that you are a rabbi and people suppose you know that and the very lie you do not know is a lie in itself. So you are not out of the lie at all. If you do not know all those scriptures which you are supposed to teach perfectly, honestly to the A to Z of it, now how can you be a rabbi? The very fact that you are a rabbi and you couldn't answer me that very question is a lie in itself that is a truth. Now relevant term you are not a liar because you did not speak."

He said, "Great! Now sit down."

So we diverted to a side and satSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. on a grass. He asked me, I said, "It is a very simple sense of logic; in every scripture it is written that bindu should be saved. The semen of the man must turn into a oja and it must be saved. Only then the new generation will be a higher generation, otherwise it will not."

He said, "That is true."

And I said, "The father must have said father Abraham or David, our prophets that these Jews are going to misuse this part of the body. He must have decided to make you to sacrifice it and if he could have sacrificed his total there would not have been generation at all, so he said sacrifice little bit of it symbolically."

(Students' laughter)

"Symbolically so that you may be honest that it belongs to God and while using it you should be ashamed when you misuse it."

He said, "That is true."

(Students' laughter)

"It must have been so." And then he asked a question, he said, "You asked me a question what about with a woman?"

I said, "Woman is to conceive and grow. It is in the woman from where any growth comes. The vibration, the power of the scripture is what is grown, what exists and nothing exists without a woman. There was no Shiva known till ShaktiShakti The creative power and principle of existence itself. Without it nothing can manifest or bloom. It is feminine in nature. came."

You understand the Hindu scripture how this world started. Look at the story how it started. It is most interesting. It started Lord God one day in His loneliness created His created power and took the power of Adi Aad Shakti , Adi Shakti The primal creative force. ShaktiAad Shakti , Adi Shakti The primal creative force. Shakti The creative power and principle of existence itself. Without it nothing can manifest or bloom. It is feminine in nature. . And it gave it all the power to regenerate, recreate and create and that power came to that. Symbolically she recognized the male ego and she became the female ego. The beauty, the charm, the coolness, reproductivity and power to possess became hers. When that situation happened, she created a male ego because she was ego. And first ego which God created was BrahmaBrahma The Hindu God of creation, one the three primary manifestations of God. . She asked BrahmaBrahma The Hindu God of creation, one the three primary manifestations of God. to be with her in physical communion, which BrahmaBrahma The Hindu God of creation, one the three primary manifestations of God. couldn't do because BrahmaBrahma The Hindu God of creation, one the three primary manifestations of God. was the creation of that creating power by itself. She took away the life from BrahmaBrahma The Hindu God of creation, one the three primary manifestations of God. , she created another God Vishnu. He couldn't oblige her, she took away the life from Vishnu, then she created Shiva, but Shiva was little wise man. He said, "Wait what do you want?" He said, "Look, let us not make it as a ritual born out of born does not exploit that."

What shall be the state of mind in those cases? The state of mind is you reborn, you can regenerate yourself, I can't. She said, "That can happen."

He said, "Then give me these two brothers of mine who have not suffered because of any fault of theirs. We three will run the entire happiness of this universe."

And that Adi Aad Shakti , Adi Shakti The primal creative force. ShaktiAad Shakti , Adi Shakti The primal creative force. Shakti The creative power and principle of existence itself. Without it nothing can manifest or bloom. It is feminine in nature. born in the house of Himm, the kingdom of Himm, as Uma, whom Shivji married and established a relationship, now it is a mythology. But it is a mythology to tell us what is the power. Power is right there.

A mother tells a child, hey John, don't go out, it is dark outside. These vibrations will make John to come under a fear complex for rest of his life. Where there is no light it is darkness, John is going to shiver. John is not going to exist because the mother, the creative power has already told him that darkness is danger. On the other side there is a little child Henry and mother has told him when there is a dark night and there is no light it gives you a attitude to be firm and careful, use your sensitivity and pass through. So that becomes his characteristics of life. In the long range when there is a dark cloud on his life of time, hard time, he relates to that cloud as just that dark night which as a child he used to visit. What he does? He withdraws his all senses, concentrate and solidify himself till that cloud crossover. Because word is a change.

That is why say mayaMaya The creative power of the Creator that restricts and limits. It creates the sense of limitation that leads us to identify with experience, the ego, and things. Because of this it is often thought of as the illusion that blocks us from the spirit. But, as Guru Nanak (see Sikh Gurus) reminds us, you need not be attached to the productions of maya. Instead they can be used to serve and express the higher consciousness and spirit. Maya is simply Karta Purkh, the doing of the Great Being. Maya takes the ineffable into the realm of the measurable. mayi kaun jaaney payi. This mayaMaya The creative power of the Creator that restricts and limits. It creates the sense of limitation that leads us to identify with experience, the ego, and things. Because of this it is often thought of as the illusion that blocks us from the spirit. But, as Guru Nanak (see Sikh Gurus) reminds us, you need not be attached to the productions of maya. Instead they can be used to serve and express the higher consciousness and spirit. Maya is simply Karta Purkh, the doing of the Great Being. Maya takes the ineffable into the realm of the measurable. , this creation nobody knows. Why? It is all the time changing. It will keep on changing. If there is a dark time today there is a bright time tomorrow, it is going to be. You can't avoid. You know all astrology. After twelve years Jupiter must come, after eighteen years Saturn must go now what you can do? If eighteen years are the hard years under Saturn, you are definitely going to be followed by Jupiter twelve years which will be ten times prosperous. If you are very weak and very sick under moon, under mars you are going to be very healthy, very energetic, now what you can do? You have to pass through the twelve zodiacs. That is a very complete science of stars which does inform you about the truth; that is in every scripture in astrology tells about the stars and story of the stars, in other religious scriptures it tells you in relationship to God and it changes the mayaMaya The creative power of the Creator that restricts and limits. It creates the sense of limitation that leads us to identify with experience, the ego, and things. Because of this it is often thought of as the illusion that blocks us from the spirit. But, as Guru Nanak (see Sikh Gurus) reminds us, you need not be attached to the productions of maya. Instead they can be used to serve and express the higher consciousness and spirit. Maya is simply Karta Purkh, the doing of the Great Being. Maya takes the ineffable into the realm of the measurable. , in all scriptures, go through it, underline the spine of every scripture is this, man you are changing and you are born to go through the changes but there is one thing which does not change and that is the truth, if you relate to that and become that truth no change will affect you.

But you know what we do? I am a Jew I am going to kill three Christians tomorrow. Oh I am a Christian I am going to kill three Jews day after tomorrow. And okay, I am a Protestant I don't like these Catholics, they are fanatic, well these Protestants are just bad people. This is what we do all the time, because there is animal nature in us to fight, to eat, to grab, to bite. That is our lower self. You may belong to any religion, any sex, any class, if you will not transmute this lower energy into your higher self you are what you are. You mean donkeys are not available in Burma and they only available in America? Donkeys are available everywhere on this earth. Because donkey is a beast of burden, it carries all the load. In our self there is a mentality to be a lower being. But once if you are born as a donkey you can't change to be a man and you can't change to be a God, that is the difference between animal and the God. But if you are born as a man and you behave as a donkey you can transmute yourself to be a man and then as a God. Man can always train his mind and training comes from the truth and truth comes from scriptures because scriptures are not still is written in relevance to what you feel. They are written according to the truth what was the realization of a being at that time under those given circumstances; to know truth in the past is a guide for the future. Don't condemn scriptures you are condemning your own awarenessAwareness The pure nature of existence; the power to be consciously conscious without an object or need. A fundamental property of the soul and true self; it is Kundalini as it folds and unfolds itself in existence. . Now there is a one little problem. Some scriptures have been polluted. They are not original. But then there is a chance.

One day somebody was reading Ramayan, the life story of Lord Rama. He was reading it, reading it, reading it, and a time came when he said

'Vinaash kaley vipareeth buddhiBuddhi This is the first, most etheric manifestation of the Universal Mind from which all other areas of mind are derived. Its quality or function is to give the clarity, discernment, and wisdom that recognize the real from the imaginary. It forms the deepest core of the human psyche but is impersonal, existing independent of the individual sense of self. , mann sandiya, nalnajwanti.'

When the bad days come the wisdom fails the man and he gets grabbed into that situation because the Lord Rama the Lord of three ages, did he never understood that there is never a deer which has a gold skin, why he had to go after the gold skin? What for? And Sita who was the mother of the universe why she persisted, insisted him to push him into that situation and Laxmana who knew what is going to happen how he left when he was set on the guard duty. The answer comes vinaash kaaley vipareeth buddhiBuddhi This is the first, most etheric manifestation of the Universal Mind from which all other areas of mind are derived. Its quality or function is to give the clarity, discernment, and wisdom that recognize the real from the imaginary. It forms the deepest core of the human psyche but is impersonal, existing independent of the individual sense of self. . When the time strikes your wisdom leaves you. This man came and became (?). Everything is everything. That's true.

His mother saw this young boy of hers doing this number, she said, "What happened to you?"

He said, "Nothing, there is nothing in this world."

She said, "What? What there is nothing? What are you talking about?"

He said, "Mom, there is nothing, don't you understand I have read the greatest scripture Ramayan and it is written there. When time is going to strike, my wisdom is going to leave me and I am going to be in it. So well, what is what? I am not going to do anything."

So she went to a wise man, she said...

Side B

... Darkness itself. But you are denying it because you are only relating to the relevancy what you feel. Not what it is. Those people who want to walk on the path to find truth must understand truth can be found from lies.

Life is a comparative statement. It is our habit to relate to something in understanding and that becomes our knowledge. How can that be? I relate to one type of knowledge but that is not true. There is a knowledge and knowledge and knowledge and knowledge and knowledge. But the end of all knowledge is there is a one God and it is all His creation, He is everywhere and nowhere. And this is the essence of every scripture all over the world. But we say hey four Vedas are the best. They are the only scriptures which are right. Christian says Bible is the only thing. And every religion has its own scripture. Now look at our confinement how limited we are; instead of going and opening ourselves to everything and try to understand... which is our nature, which is our truth, our nature is a relevant study. We will never do it. And we will never try to find what truth is in Bible which is also available in Vedas which is also available in Siri Siri Guru Granth Sahib Sacred compilation of the words of the Sikh Gurus as well as of Hindu, Muslim, Sufi, and other saints. It captures the expression of consciousness and truth derived when in a state of divine union with God. It is written in naad and embodies the transformative power and structure of consciousness in its most spiritual and powerful clarity. It is a source of many mantras. GuruSiri Guru Granth Sahib Sacred compilation of the words of the Sikh Gurus as well as of Hindu, Muslim, Sufi, and other saints. It captures the expression of consciousness and truth derived when in a state of divine union with God. It is written in naad and embodies the transformative power and structure of consciousness in its most spiritual and powerful clarity. It is a source of many mantras. 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. Siri Guru Granth Sahib Sacred compilation of the words of the Sikh Gurus as well as of Hindu, Muslim, Sufi, and other saints. It captures the expression of consciousness and truth derived when in a state of divine union with God. It is written in naad and embodies the transformative power and structure of consciousness in its most spiritual and powerful clarity. It is a source of many mantras. GranthSiri Guru Granth Sahib Sacred compilation of the words of the Sikh Gurus as well as of Hindu, Muslim, Sufi, and other saints. It captures the expression of consciousness and truth derived when in a state of divine union with God. It is written in naad and embodies the transformative power and structure of consciousness in its most spiritual and powerful clarity. It is a source of many mantras. Granth Literally: knot: book. SahibSiri Guru Granth Sahib Sacred compilation of the words of the Sikh Gurus as well as of Hindu, Muslim, Sufi, and other saints. It captures the expression of consciousness and truth derived when in a state of divine union with God. It is written in naad and embodies the transformative power and structure of consciousness in its most spiritual and powerful clarity. It is a source of many mantras. , which is also available in this, this, this, these are all scripture and all scriptures belong to this world, there is a one world, it has been created by one God, it is one God's creation and all scripture relate to that creation, there must be one fundamental truth in everything, why can't we find out what it is so that if a friend or a brother, or whosoever he is, is just moving around on one different or the other thing we can always bring and quote the scripture to bring him to one unity, brother truth is one. No, we will not do it. Because my...

You know, when we used to fight little children we were, my horse is good your is bad, my horse is good, you know you used to do it all the time which is (?) and she says my little horse is good, yours is bad, that's how we do. Practically we are the same children, only we change is the horses. When we are little one we do like my horse is good, yours is bad, my horse is good, yours is bad, my horse is good, yours is bad, we use to (?) our horses, when we come out we play races, we go on golf, we do our stuff. But our game is those horses. And still we say we are unhappy. Our happiness comes from the scriptures because scripture tells us the truth. And we are buyers. We do not go into the depth of the truth. What we want to do on this earth is, what we want to do, not what it is. It is a truth, is it? Now let us talk to each other. Isn't it truth or not there is a one type of energy which has created this universe which is unknown to you. Isn't it a truth not? Then what for we are fighting. What for there are twenty, thirty, forty religions? There are twenty religions in a religion. Religion, sub religion, sub, sub religion, sub, sub, sub religion. Why? We only want to relate to whom we want to relate to for a truth. So we don't relate to truth. We want to relate to whom we want to relate to for what? For a truth.

In other words, our life is nothing but a relationship. Oh man if you have to live on a relationship then relate to who created you. Not to anything in the creation and you will be free and liberated and why you are wasting your time and energy. By sending a direct telephone to the president of United States of America if you can be given food today at twelve o'clock why you have to talk to governor and then make him to speak to him. What you are going into circles for? If it is true and we have concluded since all the analogy the life is nothing but a relationship and we do want to relate to, even we relate to scripture and in scripture we want to relate to other scripture and inside of it because we relate to a particular personality. Then that is true then why not we relate to one little thing which we know is unknown though to us but we are aware of that that is what created us. Why not to relate to the unknown? The difficulty is, first the known should tell you there is unknown and you are going to relate to it. That is where the teacher goofs. Teacher says worship me, I am God and you want to relate to me. You will do it, all he has to end up saying worship me, God prevails through me. Then you are going to ask where is that? If he has gone there, he is going to take you too. And if he is not gone there, he is not going to tell you that.

The first law of scripture; that is why this one book which is known as Siri Siri Guru Granth Sahib Sacred compilation of the words of the Sikh Gurus as well as of Hindu, Muslim, Sufi, and other saints. It captures the expression of consciousness and truth derived when in a state of divine union with God. It is written in naad and embodies the transformative power and structure of consciousness in its most spiritual and powerful clarity. It is a source of many mantras. GuruSiri Guru Granth Sahib Sacred compilation of the words of the Sikh Gurus as well as of Hindu, Muslim, Sufi, and other saints. It captures the expression of consciousness and truth derived when in a state of divine union with God. It is written in naad and embodies the transformative power and structure of consciousness in its most spiritual and powerful clarity. It is a source of many mantras. 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. Siri Guru Granth Sahib Sacred compilation of the words of the Sikh Gurus as well as of Hindu, Muslim, Sufi, and other saints. It captures the expression of consciousness and truth derived when in a state of divine union with God. It is written in naad and embodies the transformative power and structure of consciousness in its most spiritual and powerful clarity. It is a source of many mantras. GranthSiri Guru Granth Sahib Sacred compilation of the words of the Sikh Gurus as well as of Hindu, Muslim, Sufi, and other saints. It captures the expression of consciousness and truth derived when in a state of divine union with God. It is written in naad and embodies the transformative power and structure of consciousness in its most spiritual and powerful clarity. It is a source of many mantras. Granth Literally: knot: book. SahibSiri Guru Granth Sahib Sacred compilation of the words of the Sikh Gurus as well as of Hindu, Muslim, Sufi, and other saints. It captures the expression of consciousness and truth derived when in a state of divine union with God. It is written in naad and embodies the transformative power and structure of consciousness in its most spiritual and powerful clarity. It is a source of many mantras. has been given the title 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. which is next to 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. which is the highest which means God. They call it 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. only with one idea because it fulfills all the three fundamental laws. The law of deliverance, the law of sustenance and the law of truth. You open any page, read any sentence, if the sentence will not directly take you to God it is giving you analogy there in the center will come rahau, I explained it, rahau means the above statement is being explained as and moment rahau comes it tells you oh man under these circumstances you must remember there is a God Creator of these circumstances you should relate to it. It attracts you in relationship with you. It attracts you in relationship with you that is on the level of relationship. But it delivers you to your Creator which is the job of any truth. And any true teacher. He should deliver the student to 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. he belongs to. He should be a channel. Not a destination. Though teacher is a destination within itself he is a channel to the destiny. No postman writes his letters, he delivers his letters. But today the postman have become the letter writers.

And then law of sustenance; he must sustain himself under all circumstances as unattached to anything other than truth. And I always give a example which is pretty hard example, if there is a very good teacher you love him, take him on the thirtieth floor and throw him right there. He is going to fall down, and ask him sir, what is the truth? He is not going to answer you even. But throw a scripture from the thirtieth story, come down, take it up, open it up, it is going to tell you the same truth which it spoke to you on the thirtieth story when you took it up. In other words, it shall sustain itself. No matter how you behaved with it, it is going to behave with the same thing, in the same environment. And then law of truth. What you speak should be truth and it should never change, you make a statement here, you walk twelve feet, walk that twelve feet, repeat your own statement, there will be difference either in tone or in one word or two words.

What do you mean by truth? After one vibration at a given time on a given place when you change the place and the time the vibration in the frequency changes, there is no fault with you, you call it a lie, it is not true. The frequency of the vibration changes. A station is giving a signal from this frequency, you can catch it on that frequency that has this meaning, you can't shift the station and use the same frequency, you can't do it. Now this is a scientific law. That is a proven truth. Therefore the best truth is not to relate to your surrounding for truth but take the help of that who makes you to go within to search truth within because that truth is within you and you are that truth. In other words, unfold yourself to yourself and that is the highest truth.

You all agreed 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 know truth is great but to live up to truth is the greatest, but that truth will only make you live if you know that and knowing that is if it is within you. You can spend that money which is in your pocket. You can't spend that money which is not with you, can you? No. There are some good friends, they spend, oh that money is going to come, let me spend, that doesn't come and then what they get? Bills. Because they have spent anticipation of the (?). That's not the truth. Some just do it half way. But in one life or the other life, now or ever now you have to unfold yourself to yourself. And that is the law of the cosmic existence.

Because of your ignorance how many times you will crucify the truthful men? You will always do it because every holy man is very weak in his worldly dealings, so you can pin him down and you can always crucify him, you have been doing it, you will do it and that is your job. You are meant for it. But how many lives you will keep on doing it? Stop doing it, because you have to be a holy man one day too. Don't do to others which you don't want to be done to yourself. Though it is your practice. That is why we say in the age of Aquarius truth shall prevail.

Shanti the stillness, the om shanti, the absolute stillness was the slogan of the SatSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. Yug; in that age we wanted stillness because it was all energy of the truth everywhere. Now it is a machine age, dark age, we want ShaktiShakti The creative power and principle of existence itself. Without it nothing can manifest or bloom. It is feminine in nature. , we want that power to sustain us in that truth. That is why we call on Him our Creator and call Him by name, 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. , where four Vedas in essence ended om tatsat. Or sohungSohung "I am God, God is me." , amen, all the same thing. But it is the call of the time, SOS, (?). You are a great ship, you are in trouble, you don't send the SOS, no help is going to come. Live on your ego, you are great, perfect, ocean is great too. That is why we get up when the channels are clear, we meditate, we send SOS to our headquarters, now we are voyaging, we are going ahead, we are advancing, keep us going. Let your grace prevail through us. Let us not short fall. And that is the message in every scripture, am I right? Is there any scripture which tells you other than this?

With this, I think I am glad to open today the series on world scriptures. It will be a regular feature on each Sunday morning and different speakers will participate but I was assigned this job to inaugurate this very beautiful series and I am honored that I have been found fit by those who are in authority.

(Students' laughter)

So direct me to inaugurate this beautiful series and we have three minutes to go and we will meditate on 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. , the infinite truth. We will meditate to Infinity. Infinity is not your being, no chakraChakra , Chaakra The word connotes a wheel in action. It usually refers to the seven primary energy centers in the aura that align along the spine from its base to the top of the skull. Each chakra is a center of consciousness with a set of values, concerns, and powers of action associated with it. , no center in yourself, but to the blue ether, the infinite being of yours. It is a short way, you know, I am a creating being you know, I want everything to happen right away, ShaktiShakti The creative power and principle of existence itself. Without it nothing can manifest or bloom. It is feminine in nature. , you know quick, I don't want to buy this thing slow and slow and slow, you will never make the dough, who is going to eat pizza? You have to do it something solid, quick and sharp so that you can make it in this lifetime. You know what the Italians say? They say certain beautiful things. They say do it, it is now. Therefore meditate on that Infinity, the (?) beyond that you see nothing, you find nothing, but just have a feeling, that's it and yonder there you have to go. Fix your mind in that condition. Relate your mind to that situation, you will find such a beautiful experience. Just meditate, think and think and train your mind, direct your mind, be the master yourself. Direct your mind and take it away from this planet then from other planets, yonder, yonder, yonder to vast blueness, and you know beyond that blueness there is a white cloud. You have the privilege through your mind power to go up to blue ether, find, stick yourself there. Ought push yonder than that. Beyond that. Whom you call 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. He lives beyond that, the energy you relate to exist beyond that. The truth is beyond that. And you are also beyond that. Because He and you are one.

Man can only train his mind, direct your mind with your will, you are most beautiful 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. , you are a part of that supreme 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. , you are a part of that great being, feel great, expand yourself to the Infinity. It is that Infinity where God is. Your power to reach that Infinity is with you, it requires a training, training or a practice makes a man perfect. Use this physical energy to grab the universal energy and you will be the saint of saints, holy of the holy and 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. will be part of that supreme 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. . If you cannot do it yourself nobody can do this for you. Saaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat 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. .

The class chants: 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. , 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. ...

(Chanting continues...)

YB: In silence, in calmness, in peace within yourself, in harmony within yourself, with that harmony, with that love, love which creates beauty, love that creates relationship, love that creates power to sacrifice for truth, love which is a God within himself, love which gives you power to give, love which refuses to take, love which loves others, love which creates understanding, love through which we grow, love which is we, and that love within yourself.

Students sing: May the long time sun shine upon you...

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. . We have decided that on every Sunday we will talk on different scriptures.

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