Los Angeles Lecture

 
Date:
August 7, 1981
Location:
Los Angeles, CA
 
 
 
 

.... 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. . Met those friends from England. Yeah all the way they came.

Our concept of life as we feel is not only wrong but it is totally wrong. We think we come to live, this temporary stay on planet earth is so much attractive to us, so much alive to us, I ask you one question before being born where were you? And after being born when you finish your stay on this planet earth where you will be? You came from death to go to death and death is the ultimate friend, why to be afraid of death. You come from death, you go to death, and when you are here, you are afraid of death, and all your life you pass in that fear, I am going to die. You die everyday, you remember that moment of sleep when you do not know where you are, who you are, why you are, what you are, and then you wakeup, that's a death. The most ultimate relaxed stage of mind which you totally enjoy is death and you are scared of it, each one of you because you only trust what you see, you don't trust what you don't see.

Senses has become your guide line, senses have become your security not the intelligence. Earth is very temporary. Can you believe for a little wrong thing I had to come to the earth, I did one mistake, I came many times, I went many times, but this time there was no necessity of coming, but the mistake was somebody just said, "Teach me how to go to God." Now look at the mistake, you understand the mistake, teach me how to go to God.

And I said, "Go to God."

I didn't respond to word 'Teach.' Now I end up as a teacher.

Students: (Laughter.)

YB: Is that can be more ridiculous to think about? Now I am teaching everyday whether I have a fever, I have no fever, I am healthy or unhealthy, I am tired or not tired teaching is the process and that's the law. God says, I deny you nothing, you deny nobody anything, I am your God, have no fear. You all say you believe in God and you have all the fear, fear is like a fever. Fear is like a fever you cannot do anything when you are in fever, right. You are afraid to do everything or you don't have capacity to do anything; exactly the same way fear totally undermines you, it totally takes away from you the possibility of your projection and you have a fear of death which is your savior; death is your friend, death is savior, and it is exalter, honorable death is the only thing which can exalt you. Martyrs are the only one which are remembered, worshipped, respect, have you seen anybody being worshipped who die of a malaria, that is a chance, honorable death. Death and higher 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. when mix together makes a person immortal, mortals become immortal. And this graceful chance comes to you when you are released to earth to feel the sensitivity of the unknown. Planet earth is not for you to be here to eat pizza and spaghetti and salads, and runaround, now this, this is all what you did as animals and this is not meant for you to eat on each other, you did that when you were in the water, fish eats the fish, you know the water life, it lives on each other. Bigger fish eat the little fish, little fish eat the little fish, that is not what you are here for. Here you have sensitivity, you have intelligence, and you take sensitivity and intelligence and build the spiritual integrity. Let people spiritually trust you; in other words, let you be known as God's man, that is the purpose.

Purpose of life is not let you be known as a rich man, there are lot of rich men, strong men, beautiful men, sexy men, con men, all varieties of men will be forgotten, but God's men shall be remembered. That is where the mortals become immortal when he receives and dwells in 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. of God, that is my friend, is the purpose of life. Not only you are scared of death which will come anyway, you can't avoid it, you are scared of people. What people will tell you, what people ask you, what people want you? Have you understood? You want to look pretty for others, you don't want to look pretty to your soul. When I dress up and I look pretty before the mirror and I say, how I do look to my 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. , how I look to my 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 I inspire people, will I inspire people to divinity, to dignity of God, that is why you dress, you dress to come out, you come out as God's person or you come out yoyo, it is you whether you relate to your soul or you relate to your this environment, 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. .

Today a question was asked, "All right we come by eight point four million lifetimes, what is wrong in blowing it. After death we will not have any sensitivity, what is the difficulty?" No, no, no, no, no you are very mistaken, in this human lifetime eight point four million lifetime is available to you to get to a human body and I give you the example which is very appropriate, just imagine a man sitting on a table and chair, sitting in a,

Students: Table and chair.

YB: And eating about thirty-five gourmet dishes dinner and imagine a dog sitting, tie in hungry for days and days looking at the feet but not getting even the leftover. That is what happens, when soul in the subtle bodySubtle Body See Ten Bodies. is denied the entry into the first ether or it is told that after first ether it cannot leave, it is just the state of a man who cannot die but cannot eat; that pain the scripture says if you want to describe that pain, the only way to describe that pain is to be in it, otherwise there is no way it can be described. It is a pain of a man who is in love with somebody and if we ask him, "Who you are love with?"

He said, "I don't know."

"What is the name of that person."

He said, "I don't know."

"Have you seen ever that person?"

He said, "I don't know."

"Then what is your love?"

He said, "But I don't know, it is just a love, it is a just a love, it is just a separation, it is just a pain."

And do you understand if there is a pain to your physical body how you feel, and if your mind is in pain how you feel, and can you understand soul which is a neutral, always equal, always, neither it is positive nor negative, when it gets into disturbance what can happen, that is what it is.

Therefore it is important that you have come, it is important you have chosen to be, it is important that you have a teacher, it is important you have the teachings, it is important you have 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. , it is important you have 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. 's wisdom, it is important that you have the God, it is important you have the directions towards God. So what I am saying to you is it's very important you have the depth, you have the dimension, and you have the direction. You can deny it or you can accept it.

I remember once in India, there was a woman, God gave her a beautiful voice and she said to please people, thousands and hundred thousands will come to hear her song, there were very pleased with her, one day she woke up and she said, "If through my songs I can please these people why not I please God." But people gave her money, they gave her jewelry, they gave her clothes, they gave her anything, she was very rich, but when she went into the forest, into the cities, outside anywhere, and she started singing towards God there were no people there. And she was singing the praise of God, it was not the ritualistic, sensitive songs, and sexual songs, it was song which were only meant towards her love for God, nobody came to listen. Hunger, pain, there was no clothes, so people thought she has gone insane, but God has His own ways.

One day she was not in a position even to sing, she was so hungry and so weak and so half-conscious but still she was praising lord, lord I call on thee and those who listen to me shall be blessed ever in thy name, but beautiful and bountiful is thy praises, I don't want to stop. So there was a very, very sick person who died and he was all the time suffering with a very terrible disease, so when she was singing and when the dead body passed by that side and she continued singing somebody said, "We are all mourning and she is singing, why not to ask her to stop it." So they turned the dead body and that person towards that side and when that voice came the dead man got up and he started singing the same song, it shocked people. Then some cripples learnt about it, they came and they became all right, it shocked people. Then started thousands and hundred thousands people coming, those who were diseased, those who were sick, those who were dying, those who were cripple, those who had no hope.... In one year there came built up a huge city, they didn't disturb her, but around her there was a place built with gold and marble.

Time went by, thousand and hundred thousand came to visit, get healed. One day she was sitting and eating and somebody asked a question, he said, "Oh! divine mother, do you know where you are?"

She said, "Yes, I am in longing for God." She say, "Where you are?"

He said, "Time and space has no place. All I know is, I am calling on God. And he said all this gold, this marble, this place, this whole built in when you were just singing sensual and sexual songs, this never happened and now all this has happened, is it not satisfying."

She said, "No, no, no, no, no it is also another way to change my mood." She says "All this built-in is not to change my mood, I am aware of it. First 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. was 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. , now 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. has changed the color."

He said, "Oh! divine mother, what color?"

She said, "Now 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. has become spiritual. First is always ego, then it turns around to become spiritual ego."

When you cross spiritual ego, first of all remember most people don't cross spiritual ego, the rate of crossing spiritual ego is five percent.

'Sou may panch pahay parvaan.'

So it means out of hundred five has the chance, it doesn't mean those five will pass but they have chance. Can you imagine that's why Kabir said, 'Aiso tang ra, kee koo pahay atha,' so is the tight is the path, so is the narrow is the path how can I find the Atha, the infinite? Because the chance is only five percent. Hundred and thousands of spermatozoa go every time to reach the egg, there is only one, that is the creative projection I have to use it because that is always the creative projection, law of pregnancy they call it. You can understand that better because you are all very sexual, you must be enjoying intercourse right, but how many you have to both intercourse with each other then you can get pregnant, some just on the spot and some try three years, four years, nothing happens, but the law of pregnancy is when He wills it happens, don't mess around with it. But our ego does not let us rest, oh! my God some people...

I asked somebody I said, "You have four children what you want more for?"

She said, "What's wrong?"

It looked like she wanted to produce about thirty, forty, if left to her; she said, "What is wrong?"

I said, "It is a ego of producing, nothing else. How many you can produce?"

Even if I agree with you that you can have your own hockey team, and football team, and baseball team, and every team but what you are going to do? And some just want one baby, two come out.

Students: (Laughter.)

YB: So all their years, two years work is just solved in one thing.

So what I am saying is that nobody ever knows and understands the productivity, law of pregnancy is law of productivity, it is to His will but our ego always want to feel satisfaction.

I was talking to my wife that day, I said, "Look, now there are so many children and so many daughters, so many sons who you say is better, who is say is bad, the best way is to keep shut up, don't say, say everybody is good, some is good, some is better, some is best, some is super best, super good, super."

She said, "What further we say?"

I said, "Don't say anybody bad, there is no bad, because they relate to us for the sake of spirit, for the sake 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. , they don't relate to us for our physical purposes, therefore they are all good, inspire them."

So out of hundred, five have a chance, out of five hardly anybody makes it, why? Because when 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. cannot hold you then it become spiritual 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. .

Side – B

People start loving you, people start touching your feet, people start kissing you, hugging you, then it becomes,

'Jay jug charay aarjaa hor dasooni hoe.'

If your life becomes like four times and hundred four times means zillions years. Jay jug charay aarjaa hor dasooni hoe, Navaa khandaKhanda Double-edged sword. vich jaanee-ai naal chalai sabh koe your known is the nine regions, you know what nine regions are? There is about seven hundred, how many millions sons we have got, our sun planet, and plus its own... There are nine, nine cosmos.

Life is not only here, this planet earth has a problem, it has a sensitive life, everywhere is automatic life. 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. is only on this little Ping-Pong ball. Here you have to go through emotions of ego, ego doesn't exist on any other planet, life exist, life exist like our much more intelligent, peaceful, smooth life, sensitive creative life exist on many, many regions. But on this earth life exist with ego, earth is a planet of ego.

'Changa nao rakhae kai nal chaley sab koi.'

Your name is so good like a president Reagan, tomorrow says he will walk through 1620 Preuss road, onwards to all the way to Preuss road, nobody will go to work, they say, we'll stay home to see the president, walk with him, people love to do that. Some people like to be photographed with you, some people like to take you to lunch, some people like to love you, in the end 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,

'Jay tis nadar na aavaee ta vaat na puchhai kay'

If you do not have the experience of that great blessing the whole thing is lost.

You Americans can understand president Nixon with a landslide remember, you ever thought that he will be if, Ford would not have forgiven him he would be sitting in the jail. Somebody once ask president Ford in privacy, "Why you forgave him from federal offenses?"

He said, "To save the presidency the bad name of sitting in the jail." He said, "It is enough punishment that he had to resign."

And somebody asked a further question, "Why you think the justice could not prevail?"

He said, "The president of United States know so much that it is very difficult to put him in jail, he is still very important, he is very useful."

So what I am trying to relate to you in the regal sense 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. that you have come to win over ego, that is this planet earth is for. That's why there is a emptiness in you, everything you have is there, but there is a emptiness, that emptiness is only can be fulfilled by praise of the lord.

'Ustath kar Har ki Har jan bhaag palay pahi hay, ustath kar Har ki Har jan bhaag palay to pahi hay Har jiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. simro Har jiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. tyaho, Harji dian laga hi hay.'

'Oh! my soul, time has come then you praise the lord God, the Creator of this 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. all time; meditate, play with Him, and be with Him, so that you can dwell in God.'

You have not come on this earth, you have been sent to this earth, and you will leave this earth, the period granted to you is that you can dwell in God. In God I,

Students: Dwell.

YB: That is your motto, that is your movement, that is your achievement, and that is your frequency to which you have to work.

I'll be leaving Sunday to go to my family in Europe, in France, and in Spain, and in England to serve them, to talk to them, and be with them, but you are very fortunate, I am leaving you behind to praise the lord, to worship, to do your SadhanaSadhana , Saadhana A spiritual discipline; the early morning practice of yoga, meditation, and other spiritual exercises. The Aquarian Sadhana can be an individual or group practice; Ideally, it includes the recitation of Japji Sahib, a Kundalini Yoga kriya, and chanting the Aquarian Sadhana meditations, immediately followed by Gurdwara. According to Yogi Bhajan, the potency of any Kundalini Yoga and meditation practice will be enhanced in a group setting. , and to grow. Remember as we grow a day similarly in proportion we must grow in spirit. How to grow in spirit, and how to undermine our weaknesses, how to project, how to relate to our spiritual integrity, this I will start you when I come back in the month of September. So forgive me for doing my job, going to go, thanks God to this controllers strike I would not have come earlier and you would not have enjoyed me for two days.

Students: (Laughter.)

YB: But I think your prayers are sufficient enough to put the country into chaos.

Students: (Laughter.)

YB: If you look at it, when they told me the Wednesday flight is sure and that's all they can guarantee me I had to tell the ladies camp I don't want to leave you, but also I don't want to take a risk, got to go.

And then you have a beautiful bug here, everybody is getting to dehydrate itself, but even that got controlled by the time the evening the to talk o you there is always enough energy because there is a will to serve. I know Dr. Soram is sitting here, he might be getting mad at me why I do it, but I feel it's beautiful to die with your boots on.

Students: (Laughter.)

YB: Let those who carry you take them off. May the long time....

The class sings: 'May the long time sun shine upon you....'

YB: Oh! hand of God if you have blessed them to be on the path of God give them health, happiness, prosperity, and virtues, so they can ride in experience, feel the God within them, and in their virtue may come peace, prosperity, and joy. Let them rejoice in the name of the lord, the savior of the mankind. SatSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. Sat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. Sat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. NamSat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. Naam , Nam The manifested identity of the essence. The word derives from Naa-ay-ma , which means "that which is not, now is born." A Naam gives identity, form, and expression to that which was only essence or subtle before. It is also referred to as the Word. .

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

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