Los Angeles Lecture

 
Date:
April 19, 1982
Location:
Los Angeles, CA
 
 
 
 

... What I feel best before my arrival what you sing. I think these lectures are getting unnecessary, I don't think... How can I believe, the western people are so beautiful, so wise that they can go on the moon and they cannot go from here to here. What is going on? Last night I saw this actress on the television, I watched her show and she said, "It is most dangerous to learn from somebody about God. What is to your own will?"

And I couldn't believe it. We western love our ego so much that we don't want even to learn something to let it go. There are lot of happy birthdays these days. Who is this? Siri Bharosa? Got me a present, what made her to do it? Hey Siri Bharosa, is she there? Two hearts and a mirror. Far out! Well done ShaktiShakti The creative power and principle of existence itself. Without it nothing can manifest or bloom. It is feminine in nature. , specially made.

It was very surprising this Friday, Saturday and Sunday I was in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. And I might have counseled about ninety to about hundred families and they were very sick to the extent that they tried to seek every medical help they could and everything unfortunately (?) it didn't work out. And you will be surprised in all their whole situation somebody had to drink little carrot juice, somebody had to drink little celery juice and God blessing they will be all right, but I was surprised nobody wanted to go to carrots and celeries, they wanted to go somewhere in the... I do not know why it is difficult for me or for you to understand one thing. Why don't you understand?

"Jaisa ann, taisa tann, taisa mann."

"As the food shall be so shall be your body and so shall be your mind."

It's not what I am saying today, it has been said for centuries. And food does not mean anything. Law of diet is, this is law of diet. Eat what you can bring out totally digested within twenty-four hours in your body, period. Anything which you eat and you cannot eliminate in twenty-four hours, you are asking your body to eliminate and your body has to spend more energy what the food can give you through nourishment and that's why you get sick, you get old. I understand problem of those people who totally overwork and those who have to do something against the law of gravity like over flying and job is like night jobs and people who have to overwork to do things and they have to take certain measures to reimburse themselves to bring a balance out. But basically all of you commoners who want to live happily.

It is surprising according to my survey that majority of the people in 3HO who all started with 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. tea have stopped drinking it. That means you will have nervous problems, you will have relapses or setbacks of your nervous ability because if you ever had a drug problem and you will always have discouragement or depression about your activities of life because that is what draws you towards the drugs and other freaky things. And the basic thing which we gave you to help yourself in spite 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. and Pranayama and all that science we also gave you a constant dose of 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. tea. And now majority of you somehow as you are growing you are growing out of 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. tea. I am not a salesman of 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. tea and neither I get any profit out of it, my simple approach to you is this is something fundamentally required and it can release you from depression, from dragging, from demands on your nervous system, it can take away from you what you call is the laziness, it's very good for membrane system, it cleanses the liver, it keeps you healthy, it keeps you away from common cold, it has so many beautiful faculties that I am surprised that you have denied something which has served you in a very long way. It's amazing to feel...

Normally, in our houses in 3HO homes there always used to be a pot on the... You can always know there is a 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. teapot in the kitchen. Whether you like it or not, without milk. And sometime I used to go to some houses and I'll pick up a cup of 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. tea and then put milk in it and maybe little honey when I was permitted to take it and you drink it there. But rather in GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. Guru Ram Das Fourth Guru of the Sikhs. Ram DasGuru Ram Das Fourth Guru of the Sikhs. AshramAshram , Aashram A community of practitioners who come together to live conscious, mindful lives. we used to burn lot of pots that people will put water and whole thing together keep boiling and forget about it and finally whole thing got burnt up along with the pot. I used to tolerate that rather than tolerating there is no 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. tea and no pot burning. But I do not know how I can convince you that you have to build in your system the endurance, the grit and the formula of 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. tea is very, very helpful.

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. tea is a very helpful ingredient substance to put in body to achieve something. It accelerates your body without any side effects. And it will give you lot of possibilities to achieve whatever you have to achieve, it takes away tiredness, it's a very good drink. But nobody wants to take it anymore. But basically when we were in real trouble that was the main drink we all survived on. So I thought I'll give a plug for 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. tea.

All the ingredients are available right in the India bazaar, you know the proportion, you keep it there, keep it going. Is that true? But none of you want to take it. Then you have sex problem, you have sexual problem, you have marriage problem, you have relationship problem, you are getting all these problems. You never used to have these when you freaked out on drugs. Because then you were not aware who are you.

I mean, just understand when you are totally freaks and you never knew you are Canadians or Americans or Mexicans, that was the state of mind with many people and the cleansing diet we give you is to put you on 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. tea along with other good healthy diet, is that true or not? Am I making it up? So why you have abandoned something which has helped you, because you do not understand there is a very powerful tonic which creates with the combination of black pepper and cardamom to help the brain cells. I know what 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. tea does. I know with clove when cardamom the combination helps the liver fantastically. And it's very good for spleen. I know those ingredients with combination creates some new products which are very good for health. I know it. And I know people have survived on this tea. I mean it's very shocking to me, I am going to check it out, we gave this formula to somebody to produce, he is doing nothing with it. So I think that basically this laziness is going to cost us and our family and our children. Worst thing we are doing is we are not giving it to our children. They will have problems with allergies, they will have problems with common cold and membrane problem and all membrane diseases can be there, they can have problems of tiredness and everything else, I think it's the best beverage you can give it to a child, even to a little child.

So I'll like to appeal to you in the name of health because we are healthy, happy and holy, health is very important to us because it comes first as a priority. That start getting to certain type of diets which has helped you, which has maintained you and which is capable of giving you strength. The idea of food is not to care for the hunger. Try to understand. Food is not meant to care for the hunger. Food is meant to be digested for the care of the energy. After a certain amount of time the body feels that it must have something to get energy and that is what it gets from food.

Now in Vancouver there is a problem that you can take tap water and put it in a battery. So it is almost equal to distilled water and they all have vitamin problem. Every person who lives in Vancouver has one problem. They are just clean, like distilled water. They do not know what to do. The water has no mineral. So they have to have supplementary minerals and vitamins and they do not know why. And I was explaining to that whole bunch because I said, "Los Angeles water if you put in battery, it's going to blow up the battery."

(Students' laughter)

"But your water can blow up your battery because it has nothing in it. So you are not living somewhere where water needs minerals and water needs lot of things."

Water gives body lot of things and some water is not of the capacity or the way the... You know, in this world of ours good healthy water is a very rare thing. You do not understand drinking water is not available. And if God bless we reach another twenty, twenty-three years, it may not be at all available. Our lakes are polluted, our rivers are polluted, our water resources in the ground are polluted. So don't have a misunderstanding that we have a very healthy water and lot of people have a very great misunderstanding that you can live on distilled water. I like to warn those who believe that they can live on distilled water that one week to fifteen days living on distilled water means your all body vitamins will be very badly drained out. Distilled water is not healthy. And you will feel the shortage of minerals which will affect the mind and which will affect the health and which will affect your progress. I think it's very essential that we must understand that our food intake decides lot about our health and lot about our mental activity. Physical activity and mental activity.

You will be very surprised when I went on a meat processing and I developed that kind of heart attack and I fell down and fainted which was expected, it's not something we were doing that experiment. Since then, now I am here twelve years, and it happened about... twenty years, I have not recovered from it. It's very honest admission. I did the experiment but if I knew the side effect of just living ninety days on meat shall be that I would have never dared to touch an experiment like that. And God bless you some of you have only lived on meat and potatoes. So you have to learn to cleanse your system, you have to learn to... I am not against meat. From my side please you can sleep with Kentucky Fried Chicken every night! Don't misunderstand me, I am not...

My way of system to approach and teach is very simple. My God and 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. has guided me just to say Jap, Jap means repeat the truth. So all I am trying to repeat the truth... I am not sitting in judgment you should do, you should not do. I am not giving you commandments. But I am just telling you that when you pollute your body with non-satvik food, satvik food is the subtle food, it promotes the subtle physical energy. It gives you the ability of intelligence. It's called food for intelligence. And when you eat for muscles then you maybe heavy and thick like an elephant and dumb like a donkey.

And we human beings need the cycle of intelligence and cycle 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. ; the fastest cycle in life is cycle 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. because it changes every seven years. Our cycle of intelligence is eleven years. Our cycle of life is eighteen years. So by the time we have one cycle of eighteen years of life completed we are two point some cycle already advanced in consciousnessConsciousness The nature of the self and being. In the realm of nature, awareness becomes consciousness. It is from the being itself. Being is expressed in consciousness through contrasts and sensations, in awareness through merger, clarity, and reality. and one point something in our intelligence. So if we are not proportionate, it doesn't matter we are Christian, we are Jew, we are reborn, we are under born, we are over born, we are a mess. And that's why all of you are mess. It is surprising on this corner there is a church, there is ashramAshram , Aashram A community of practitioners who come together to live conscious, mindful lives. here, there is a church there, there is synagogue everywhere, there is a priest, rabbi, and thousands of years and God has sent many, many of His messengers but you are the same mess because you do not understand the law of science. Law of science is your motion has to be in a total complete mental, physical and spiritual harmony. You think you can do lot, you think you can achieve lot. I am asking you whatever lot you think you have if body is without spirit what use it will be?

If body without spirit can live and your personality without 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. can live, to me it's the same thing. A personality of a person, total personality of a person without 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. is a dead, it doesn't exist. And body without soul does not exist. How many days you can keep your body by embalming it and doing all that and you can make a mummy out of it and make another like that Egyptian thing, what they call it?

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YB: Pyramid. You can do anything to do what you want to do, but I am not going to agree with you. It's not going to work out because without intelligence and consciousnessConsciousness The nature of the self and being. In the realm of nature, awareness becomes consciousness. It is from the being itself. Being is expressed in consciousness through contrasts and sensations, in awareness through merger, clarity, and reality. your personality has no meaning. You are very surprising. Let me tell you something. You all want to be successful, I want you to be successful. It doesn't bother me. But success for what? The purpose of life is to be successful to enjoy living. You don't do that. You feel success to enjoy earning. Earn as much as you can, but you won't enjoy it. And your children won't enjoy it because they have not earned. Because this earth is not for freeloaders and neither the society of this earth, the impulse of this earth tolerates, tolerates freaks. This earth returns happiness to those who sweat. If you want happiness you have to sweat for it. "Maskat,"

"Jinee naamNaam , 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. Dhi-aa-i-aa ga-ay maskat ghaal."

Maskat ghaal, ghaal means what do you call? Ghaalna, if you heat somebody and purify it. First we do the ghaal of the gold, then we do taal of the gold. First we take the gold and heat it and it burns all other metals, in the end remains the gold, that's called Kaal. Or by working you do the hardest work and be successful it is called Kaal. Total considerated, perfect work achievement to the extent of purity is called Kaal. Maskat means hard work, with hard work if you have reached the purity of attainment of self that's called ghaal. And these people are very happy. Because whenever you will do something where you feel that through righteousness you have achieved something that will be something you can enjoy. That's called spirituality.

Spirituality is not that you go on every church on Monday, Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, do lot of charities, feel good and do all that, it is called the front. It's very essential. It's the first step, but last step is what goes into maintaining that first step. And that is your total personality. You have to make your total personality spiritual and you have to achieve it through a basic dignity, Divinity and grace and that will never come to you if you don't have commitment and character. If you don't have a character nobody is going to believe you. Just remember that. It doesn't matter how good you are. If you can plead very well your case, fine. If you can manipulate very well, fine. If you can play any kind of game it's fine. I am not concerned that you are not in a position because self-defense is a treat in you. It is in your personality. That's why we lie, that's why we play games, we do trauma, we do everything in our life to draw attention on us. Do you understand that? We do everything in life to be attractive to or be in... what simple English word of that is to be in the limelight. Whether it's a negative limelight or it's a positive limelight, but the only psychological effect of our personality is we want to be in limelight. But we can be in limelight for a temporary period. We cannot remain in limelight for a permanent period. Only we will remain permanent in limelight if we have a spiritual inflow.

That's why St. Francis of what? What they call it?

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YB: Well, some people say he was very poor, right? Was he? All of you know his name, why? Nobody wants to remember a poor person. Why you remember him? And in his own lifetime you know he had a very great conflict with the pope. Things were not very healthy. But you know, he had a very inflow financial self. That financial self was his divine self. He was very spiritual, very humble, very healing, very truthful, and he was the most helpful, they call it Paropkari sey Parameshwar Jaan. Paropkari, those who serve, help and be kind to others. They call Paropkari. "Jo kisey da bhalaa karey."

One who does good to others. "Sarbat da bhalaa" it's a most highly qualified state of mind but kisey da bhalaa, everybody who has come in touch. You cannot go and do good to all. Irrespective of the fact what happened. But go and do good to all you keep in touch or be with is called Paropkari. Paropkari Parameshwar Jaan, and just consider that person God. That's the state of mind. But I have found something very funny, I have experienced something very funny, you people are not at fault. We don't have anyway to inspire you. I don't think so.

My wife sent me a movie today. Picture today, it was about Meera Bai. Who was born in a king's house, was married in a king's house and she fell in love with Krishna and she became a Jogan. And whatever torture she went through like they told her, "you have broken all the rules of the empire therefore your punishment is to die."

She said, "Okay, how I am going to die?"

They said, "Drink this poison, cup of poison."

And she drank it like as it was cup of honey. And never fell apart, nothing happened to her. It totally shocked people because mind over matter. But when I saw that devotional picture it is about hour and half or two hours whatever it is, it's called Meera. Meera Bai, her songs have been translated to English and she is one divine woman for which her devotion there is nothing parallel or equal anywhere on the planet except her and I saw that movie myself. It totally opened up my heart and there were tears flowing from my eyes and I couldn't even stop it. There was no way. It was just a simple... I think those kind of things we don't have to show you, there is nothing available like that. But in Indian or oriental culture such things are so many that sometime we are ODed on it. We are overexposed to that thing. But I feel here we need that inspiration which is not available.

So basically what we want is to qualify our mind and classify our self so that we can be better people and the best people we can be if we can inspire our self through the example. If at all we have to relate to past we should relate to the past to the life of holy people. That's why repeatedly it is asked and said and done company of the holy. It's very important. If you want to relate or build 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. anyway just try to understand your strength lies in your own faith.

Sometimes you misunderstand trust and faith. I give you an example; you cannot trust me if you do not know how to trust yourself. You cannot have faith in me if you do not know how to have faith in yourself. Because your self comes first and I come later. So progressively everybody has three things in common-you all have the spirit, you all have the intelligence, you all have 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. and you all have the life. Therefore don't misunderstand somebody is better and somebody is worst. That's not true, you are all better and you are all worst. Question is the X amount of energy, which way you want to use it.

The problem today which I am discussing with you, you want energy to recreate, to produce and to achieve and that's the wrong use of energy. It's the only first step. If you want to use energy to reproduce, recreate and everything, then you must use energy also to enjoy it. I understand something.

I once went to Germany and they took me to a castle. And I went in and I saw it, it's the most beautiful castle I saw. And now what is the story of that castle? Somebody, some knight or baron, whatever you call it, thought that he has to live comfortably and he wants to build a home to himself. So he selected this beautiful, beautiful piece of land. Good, fine, good for him, must be nice person. And then he built that beautiful, beautiful, castle; very decorated, whole thing is still fantastic, it's maintained. He spent twenty-five or thirty-five years I don't exactly remember what it was, but surprisingly year before it was finished he was dead. I think he left that castle for us visitors to go and enjoy and feel and be perfect. But he couldn't live in it.

So what I am trying to reach to you is that our misplacement of our intelligence is when we want to build something which we do not appropriately share our time also to enjoy it. You all become spiritual, you want to become great spiritual people, no become little spiritual but enjoy that little spirituality. Play with it, have it, feel it, use it, expand it, deal with it, share with it, appropriate it. Give something of spirituality to somebody, take some little spirituality of somebody and that is the way to go. Life is all yours. It cannot be anybody, because it's a gift of God to an individual, for an individual circumstance development and experience.

The purpose of life is God asked you to come to earth, sent you to earth and gave you ego so that consciously you can return it back to God when you are on the earth. That's the purpose. If you cannot return the ego back to God consciously, when you are alive here, you have a problem. Why? Because ego is the connected magnetic source of your personality between you and earth. And it won't let you go from this earth, it won't let your soul be released from the earth, period. Like it or not. And it doesn't matter which religion you belong to, which teacher you are studying with and what personality you have got.

Side B

If the ego can be balanced with intelligence to the point that your life becomes a conscious and consciousnessConsciousness The nature of the self and being. In the realm of nature, awareness becomes consciousness. It is from the being itself. Being is expressed in consciousness through contrasts and sensations, in awareness through merger, clarity, and reality. develops and guide your life, you can be free. Lot of people are asking these days because that Tantric course we taught, you know, in the childhood and your fears and your problems and release of that whole drama, and I have opened up a kind of a snake pit now. I thought it will help you and you know but I was not ready for all those phone calls and messages and all that. I thought people are spending tons and tons of money on rebirthing and reading the akashic records and all that stuff, and I thought well, let us see what experience they can get through because you can get by opening up your akashic record and your childhood problem, this was a controlled Tantric course where I was sitting and I was filtering. And I have not yet totally myself survived, I understand what happened. But on the other hand when you get into those kind of situations which are not controlled and not handled by an expert you can open up a snake pit of your life, you do not know where you will land then. And these days specially...

One of the girl was telling me on the telephone, she said, "I am going to go to this course."

I said, "What they are charging?" Normal way of my asking.

She said, "Just three hundred bucks."

I said, "What they are going to promise you?"

She said, "They said you can instantly get into a meditative SamadhiSamadhi The state of consciousness in which the mind is free from reacting to thought waves. ."

I said, "Wait a minute, that means death. Meditative SamadhiSamadhi The state of consciousness in which the mind is free from reacting to thought waves. means one, two, three... No return."

And she said, "I don't think I am going to die."

I said, "Then you are wasting three hundred bucks." I said, "I am telling you what will happen. In three days when you come back you are three hundred bucks poorer, that's all and go ahead."

She said, "Should I go or not?"

I said, "Must! Must. Going is essential now."

"Why I have to go?"

I said, "Because you asked for it. Why should I tell you not to go? You didn't confirm with me beforehand, you confirmed with me later, I think you should go. And I think this guy has the right to get three hundred dollars, why I should cut his belly?"

Yeah, you live off poor, you live off wise and you live off foolish people too. I mean God has a very systematic system whom He wants to give and whom He wants not to give and He has created all this paraphernalia to keep the whole thing going and I understand that God is pretty busy person. You know what happened, God created the world with a bang theory or with evolution and then He found it so messy, He let it go. He is not interested anymore who does what. And that's why we do lot of prayers then don't get answer, because he knows that these guys are just crazy. He said leave them alone.

No, it is not that surprising, actually our intelligence is... It's a wrong training we learn it from as children. We want to gain, all right, just like this. Produce cauliflowers, produce. And everybody started producing, whole California started producing cauliflower. Then they said, "Where to dump?" Because there is X need to produce and there is X need not to produce. What happens is that we are, our total energy, conscious energy is on the idea to achieve. Achieve and it is not directed towards enjoying. Achieve and enjoy, relax and rejoice. Be to be, be to be, these are certain things which I was trained when I was three year old. They sit in my head like three guiding crystals. They don't let me go left and right to be, to be. I know that. Therefore I never get tired. It's not that I take lot of vitamins which you can take, you know what I take. But one thing does not let me get tired. To be, to be. And it's a challenge that I have to be. Therefore I can't back out.

My whole thing is programmed to be, than it is to relax and rejoice. Even sometime I have to yell and scream while counseling which is my privilege to wake up a person, to wake up his 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. . It's not the idea, I know by yelling and screaming people don't hear at all. But sometime you have to put a more frequency or high tone voice, it's called high tone frequency voice just to let a person be aware that he has a consciousnessConsciousness The nature of the self and being. In the realm of nature, awareness becomes consciousness. It is from the being itself. Being is expressed in consciousness through contrasts and sensations, in awareness through merger, clarity, and reality. . And I know majority of the time people don't want to even listen. They don't care. Lot of people have nothing to do with themselves. Sometimes you will be surprised that a person who works hard in relationship or in business or in anything but at a X point he will like to destroy himself. Why? Because when you want to create yourself, the polarity of creation is?

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YB: Then you must balance it out by destroying yourself. Therefore, don't try to achieve, just want to have so that the enjoyment of have and have not maybe enjoyed by you. When you achieve then there is a lot of sweat in it and when you have to lose there is going to be equal sweat in it. You are going through a painful process. Get not to get. It's a heavy word. So the drama of life is to be to be. Because X amount of opportunities will come in your life. X amount of situations will come in your life. And the main idea of life is to achievements or the opportunities must be explored, developed, used so that you can rejoice. That's what I say happiness is the rhythm of life. Humor is the spice of life and character is the foundation of life. And commitment is the foundation of character. If your life means you are very graceful, everything will come to you. Everybody loves to be in the presence of a graceful man. It's very magnetic and then we'll like to discuss tomorrow how to go about we will just have a little meditationMeditation Dhyan. It is a process of deep concentration or merger into an object or a state of consciousness. Meditation releases reactions and unconscious habits and build the spontaneous and intuitive link to awareness itself. , no, no, no, I am not going to let you go, I know. You want to run. What is this?

Sit down properly, let's meditate. And this meditationMeditation Dhyan. It is a process of deep concentration or merger into an object or a state of consciousness. Meditation releases reactions and unconscious habits and build the spontaneous and intuitive link to awareness itself. is very unique, close your eyes. Inhale and now mentally measure the time of the sound you heard with the breath and just measure it approximately how many seconds it was. Try to be accurate. Let it go. Now right on, inhale, hold, measure the time. Accurately. Inhale again, inhale again, hold. Measure the time from the time of start to the time of hold and try to be accurate about it. Concentrate, meditate and be accurate. Let it go. Inhale again, hold it, now measure the time of the breath as accurately as you can. Let it go. Again please inhale deep, hold, measure the approximation of the time. Let it go. Inhale please, hold, now measure the accuracy of the time in seconds. Let it go, relax.

If your answer was five seconds you are almost absolutely accurate because each breath from the time to inhale to hold by watch we took five seconds. So just understand and you can very well understand and we will fastly try to ask you to develop a technique that you can measure the inhale length of your own breath. It's very, very relaxing, and it opens up your heart center and it gives you a way to have a rejoiceful life. Simple meditationMeditation Dhyan. It is a process of deep concentration or merger into an object or a state of consciousness. Meditation releases reactions and unconscious habits and build the spontaneous and intuitive link to awareness itself. . Ten, fifteen minutes sit down by watch and try to do it and time it. You accurately time it and ask some friend of your to time it for you, it doesn't make any difference and only say inhale and from the time you inhale, the time he says stop, he can say... won't let you know. Maybe make three seconds or four seconds, whatever time the person who is your guide, between you two friends can do to each other and then ask him what was your exact reply. Anybody who had five seconds as the accuracy judged? Yeah, raise your hands, let me see. Yeah, some did and how many of you accurately decided it was four seconds? How many of you judged that it was three seconds? Well, different people have different things. But almost by that watch which is with my twenty-twenty reach I accurately asked you to inhale and at the point of hold I watched that hand should come to five seconds. But you might have in certain cases done it earlier, you don't feel discouraged. That was... all right, let us do it again, okay. And I'll measure the time.

Eyes closed yeah sure, sure. Let's do it again. You are mentally understanding, not counting, imagine it. Now don't talk. Now I'll take by my wristwatch so you can't see that watch some people like to. Now ready? Inhale, hold, measure it. Let it go. Inhale, hold, measure it. Inhale, hold, measure it. Give me the common answer, relax. How many second was it?

Student: (------)

YB: Come on, five.

(Students' laughter)

I knew you are not going to say five because you know this is simple psychology. I goofed you all, because you knew last time it was five I am going to do little longer, it is going to be six, you know, you know you imagine lot of things. Exact five. And I intentionally did it.

Oh there is a happy birthday, Taran Taran Singh, let us wish him that.

The class sings: Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you...

YB: His name is Taran Taran Singh, Taran Taran Singh is in Germany, and it is Hamburg. Isn't that? So Taran Taran means who swim across and take everybody else across, it's a lot of heavy load, lot of heavy load and he didn't come, he didn't come today in the lunchtime so... but I understand there is a cake and prayer and whole thing is nice, so you like to wish him happy birthday individually, he has come all the way from Germany, he went to Hamburg and started a center and restaurant and a very beautiful 3HO center and a beautiful Sikh Sikh Dharma A living experience of values as taught in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. DharmaSikh Dharma A living experience of values as taught in the Siri Guru Granth Sahib. Dharma A path of righteous living. It is both an ideal of virtue and a path of action that is infused with clear awareness and comprised of actions that are the soul in total synchrony with the universe. It is action without reaction or karma. center, his wife is very pretty smiling girl. She is pretty successful going here with nothing but with him I have a just comfortable feeling because he is son of a minister. So it is in his genes to preach the gospel so pretty fundamental exploitation of a trade which runs in his family.

And once I had a beautiful discussion with his father and he said, "My son has never visited America perhaps."

I said, "We don't pay our ministers."

He said, "What kind if ministry is that?"

I said, "Our ministry is our minister never gets paid and sometime if we ever pay them it is so late they don't want it."

So they are pretty self-employed and self-creative and... I mean they are, you know, what thought came to me once in life. If we can push drugs we can push God. All it takes is pushing. And Taran Taran is a very special boy and he is very meek, nice, beautiful. And to keep him very content and calm God has given him a very pretty and good looking intelligent kind of wife so he may not get freaked out.

I think God gave a very raw deal to many people, but did a wonderful job to GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. Hans Singh and to Taran Taran because these two guys can't complain about their wives at all. Sometimes they even try and I just crack up and say I don't feel there is any reason but you know there is a ego, machismo, because sometime they visit Spain and they get it from there the vibrations...

(Students' laughter)

So they don't open up their buttons and say it well, my wife has a problem with me and I have problem with her. They just sneak on here one word, another but they are married to pretty good girls and these guys are tamed enough so sometimes they have the right to complaint because these guys are intelligent, they keep a pretty good watch on their hubbies and see what is going on. So it is very joyful to go to Paris, especially when 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. Hans shows me certain part of Paris which I can't even read in magazines, so it's a good experience to see that Paris is not, gold is all not that glitters, it is sometimes very rusty. So but we have a wonderful time we go outside of Paris to a beautiful castle, we have a good yoga festival there and funny part of that which I enjoy there is that I have to speak in my simple English and it is translated in five or six languages, because there is somebody who doesn't know anything else than French, somebody has only Dutch, somebody is this, somebody is that, it's lot of fun. Europe is a very amazing community. And you see when Taran Taran Kaur speaking German, you can laugh to your heart. It sounds very, very amusingly different.

So I am very grateful this day that some members of our family have taken courage in their hand and backing up their character and all that, actually to be very honest with you we are beautifully and can be proud as Americans that we have spread healthy, happy, holy way of life throughout Europe, throughout South America and we took it back to the oriental also. So if you understand in the akashic plan it is amazing what we handful of Americans have done so far. There is nothing parallel to it. And when they say sun will rise in the west almost that's true. Because you must understand all prophets and all men of God have been born in Asia minor and beyond. Israel is in Asia. Don't misunderstand, that's not part of Europe. Western world has not produced so far one single prophet. But we have produced lot of saintly people, Godly people who have gone back to these areas and have established center and have taught the word of God. So it's amazingly what future has for us we do not want to guess and prophesize but the signs and symptoms are very healthy.

So I am very grateful on this Khalsa Council meeting, we had lot of people and you must understand there is GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. Neel Singh here, you might have met him, he is a psychologist from California Davis university and somebody once asked me in Hong Kong, "If the Chinese ever find God what they are going to do it?"

I said, "They are going to cook Him and eat Him."

And He is still alive while living among them and it takes a lot of endurance and lot of guts to keep going. I understand Chile's capital, I don't know even the name of the town and we have sent a couple there and they are flying the flag of 3HO there, it's amazing. And I look back ten years ago when some people here who were made responsible to open the centers and share with people's teachings freaked out. And some people are far, far away on the borderline of this world. And they keep going. I mean to say it's a amazing thing that when 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. Hans Singh left his Netherlands to beautiful country which he belongs to or loves to be when just to share teaching with French people came to Paris. Or Taran Taran Singh left his beautiful environments in United States of America and went all the way, or SatSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. Kartar Singh left the state of Arizona and went to Netherlands; so what I mean to say it's a very... On the spiritual balance these are the most amazing things which we have done. Because the last cycle of life between man and God is when a man becomes teacher or a messenger of God. And that is what is amazingly, so brightful to see and watch among our young people. And on this day I am very grateful that one of our son and our daughter is here and it is their birthday and we in Los Angeles could welcome them. So actually, it's a very happy situation. It gives us a lot of good feeling, it's a lot of...

I was telling 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. Kaur, she will say, "Should I go to Mexico, Mexico?"

I said, "Well, we will lose a mother."

And she doesn't understand what a soft feeling her presence gives here, we understand we have to send her back because Mexico lot of demands are there but it's a kind of a feeling this our Australian kangaroo this Dr. SatSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. Kirpal Kaur, nobody wants her to leave Los Angeles but we know she is needed in Eugene, Oregon and she has go there and what a wonderful job she has done to take all the children and just to provide them good education, cheap, good and best education. How much time this woman has put in and this person has put in to give them the situation so that their future, their environment and their education can be saved. It's amazing sacrifice. I mean I don't think anybody of us can deal with it. Not at all. So when we look back at our merits and our achievements and our joy, we are on the top of the list. But the problem is once a while we freak out. Once a while, not all the time. Family is becoming very homogenically together and there is a lot of happiness around, but it has taken time and it will take more time, therefore...

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

YB: Blessed God give us the courage, the character, give us the power to pray so that we can change the mind of those who are on the verge of war so that this earth can be saved and so all the people and the humanity from the holocaust of destruction, insanity. Purge of all those war drums which we are listening and feeling of security through destruction. Give us peace, give us happiness and contain us into contentment of thy Divinity so that humanity can live in peace. May health be to all, joy to be all, and may your hand bless all what they need, so they can worship thee in thy own grace, 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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