KWTC Lecture - Congregation

 
Date:
August 10, 1977
Location:
Espanola, NM
 
 
 
 

What we are going to talk today?

Students: The congregation.

YB: I don't honestly feel that in America congregation is understood by the Americans. Because eight years I have seen what a congregation means to people. To people congregation only means, if you go to a Church or that kind of place or it is a religious thing. Congregation is nothing but a assembly of preachers to uplift their spirit. Congregation is a very sacred word. It is a holy assembly of the individual with their efforts to elevate and assure the human self. Why you go to a Church? You don't go to a Church or to a GurdwaraGurdwara Literally the door of the Guru; traditional place where Sikh worship services are held. or a Temple for gaining something. No. You don't gain anything. You sometime feel that you have to go, but if you don't go you lose everything. That's true.

You may go and you may not gain anything. I am taking this very perfect side of it. You may not gain anything but if you don't go, then you lose everything because you have defeated your own consciousnessConsciousness The nature of the self and being. In the realm of nature, awareness becomes consciousness. It is from the being itself. Being is expressed in consciousness through contrasts and sensations, in awareness through merger, clarity, and reality. , you have defeated your own concern because that congregation should give you a chance to uplift your own flow of your own spirit. The word GurdwaraGurdwara Literally the door of the Guru; traditional place where Sikh worship services are held. , 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. Dwara, the gate of the GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. , it is very specific. It has a very, very big meaning we don't call our congregation a Church or a Temple. We call it GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. Dwara. It is a gate. Either you are inside or you are outside. So it is a definite commitment.

So when you are inside you are learning a commitment or otherwise you are renewing your commitment in 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. towards your path, towards your God, so visiting a congregation is totally private, absolutely personal and it is a individual experience. Don't mind. Some people go to congregation to gossip. Some go to just eat LungarLangar , Lungar Free kitchen associated with Sikh worship service. . Some go, you show their new dress, some go to socialize. That is not the purpose of congregation. That is the defeatist purpose of congregation because once you go to a place to do something, do the same thing. If you ever, ever want to go to cinema, to a movie, go and see the movie. If you are going to go to a restaurant, eat, go and eat. Exactly if you go to a congregation, go to congregation.

What I have found out in United States of America, people are great, I am not doubtful about it. But they are scared. And whatever ill is in our society that is out of that we are scared and this is the tactic being used. Scare the guy, scare the kid, scare the neighbor. Scare. It is such a scared society, you can't believe.

Funniest part is, when the phone call came that Time magazine want to have interview with me and I said, 'we don't want any interview, we don't any publicity, it is all negative, we don't want nonsense.' 'No, no publicity, no, no interview?' As Time magazine is nothing but a God. Well, then finally we said, "All right, you give us the garbage, what is it?"

"One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, these are the twenty allegations."

"All right, by whom?"

"By eight people."

Right, all right, next day the attorney went, he said, "These are the documents which prove to you the allegations are wrong. These are the documents."

And you know what the guy said? He said, "Oh God, I wish I should not have started but we have to write something."

And then our attorney said, "Mister, you are on notice. Here is the my notice, if you write anything we'll see you in the court."

He said, "Sure, Time will provide me a attorney, we'll go to the court, it's unfortunate, what to do."

And somebody jokingly in conversation asked him which I was told, "Why you are doing it?" They said, "Hey, he is too big, man, you have to get him."

Can you believe that? We are too big now. Nice. This is a recognization.

I was telling my attorney the question, don't put my picture on the front page of Time magazine because any picture of any man has come on front page, next goes...

(Students' laughter)

But you know, it is a, it is a collaboration of negativity. Our group is going to go in India, we are going to create a beauty there and the people who cannot tolerate out of jealousy they want it and the people who are out to deprogram people, they want money, they want to reach parents, they want a negative publicity because there is not a single word negative ever said on 3HO or 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. so far. So now they want negativity so that they can call the parents and tell them, "I can get your child back, fifty thousand dollars." They'll put a Belladonna injection under the right shoulder and give her the very, give them the vegetable bag, we have seen one, it is amazing. When Gur TeerathTeerath Sacred place. my attorney called me, he said, "Sir, what should I do with Nirinjan Singh?"

I said, "What?"

He said, "He is nobody. They tell him sit down, he sit down, they tell him."

I said, "Is that true?"

He said, "Yeah, it is true."

I said, "Leave him alone."

Now if parents are going to spend money to make zombies of the children, BhaiBhai Brother. 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. Das said,

'Jeyma Puthey Visdekhan Rakhan Hara, Vaatdikhaye Kethia Kaunatwar?'

'If mother gives poison to the child, who can save the child?'

And if the hedge start eating the crop, who can save the crop? There can be differences between parents and children they can be resolved, dissolved. And the funniest part of the whole world is, I was the one who feels now guilty, I persuaded Nirinjan Singh to go to Israel to study with that rabbi. And he said, "No, no, no, my father will..."

I said, "If you have faith, go ahead."

But what faith can do if they just do something with you which is totally beyond human capacity? And since we have started we just start saying 'America, wake up. America, you are a congregation. America you are a congregation to trust in God, trust in God. Don't trust in atom bomb. America don't trust in Las Vegas. Las Vegas is neither your Rome nor your Mecca nor your Golden Temple, nor it is your Buddhist Gaya, it is nothing. It's a gambling place. Wakeup America.' Everybody who came to America is a alien, they all alien came here to achieve one thing – religious freedom to find their God. That's what they said, 'In God we?'

Student: Trust.

YB: And now? Now what they trust in?

Students: (----)

YB: All I need now is a one book. Red spot in the white bed sheet. That book I need. That will put people on the spot, what is really going on in America. America, to begin with, was a congregation of the entire people. It was not our, Las Vegas is not our Israel or Jerusalem. Our country was based on one thing – freedom to find God, freedom, peace, to find God. That was the purpose. Religious freedom was the basis on which America was rehabilitated.

Congregation is a assembly, it can be one person. One person can even have the congregation because a person can have his mind and soul and himself together in the temple of the physical body. In the physical temple of the body you have your mind, soul and yourself. So you are five angles. Plus you have visitors – five senses. They are like naughty children, they will start feeling different things. If you keep them in order, congregation will go very smooth. Plus, you have very powerful visitor, like bad uncle and aunt that is Time and Space. And there is a very, very nasty cousin of yours that is called pressure. Whenever you will do the congregation, pressure will visit you, don't do it, do something else. So what else? What is else in the world is (?).

I have experienced a great thing. Eight years ago people have come to 3HO, people have left 3HO. But God one thing shocks me. When anybody leaves 3HO, I never leave them, I pray for them, I call them, I love them. They fall back exactly where they started. If the guy was pushing marijuana, he was seven years with 3HO, he left 3HO after seven years, he is pushing marijuana today. Amazing. It shocks me. That is one thing I have no explanation. After all, seven years this man lived righteously, he never smoked, he never drank, he never did this, he never did that and today, he is right there where he left seven years ago. It's amazing, it's so shocking to me, I can't believe it.

Person messed up himself eight times, ninth was 3HO. He rose in this to a top. He left, he fell. He is exactly doing A to Z the same thing which he did already eight times. In 3HO he held a very responsible job for eight years, seven years, five years. Moment he left, he got a job, he was thrown out of the job for the same mistake he was thrown out eight times before. Same (?) thing, exactly. As those eight years were somewhere beyond in different heavens and they were not on it.

Why? I was thinking all this time, why. Answer came through. The person never knew how to channel the energy. We taught him how to channel the energy, he left us in hatred and contempt, he stopped channeling the energy, he fell exactly where he started. Simple. Because here you are asked to channel the energy. We go negative, we, it's our congregation. Our life is our congregation. You don't do 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. , you don't do 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. . You think I don't know? I know. I know you don't do 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. , I am aware of it. But at least you are afraid that if Yogiji says you don't 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. , what I am going to do? You think you don't bitch your husband? Oh my God, I know. I know you do. I know, you sneak out on this and sneak out on that. Then whole thing I know, I am, I am not, I am a (?) like that. But the question is, what then? Then I have a answer. All right, the person has improved thirty percent. Quite a bit (?). Fifty percent. Sixty percent. One day situation came when somebody told me, "Yogiji, this person has done you whole time such a loss, such a injury that anybody else, angel, would not have seen this person and you are talking again to her?"

I said, "Yeah, I am talking to her."

"Why?"

I said, "I am the congregation. There is no other place she can go to. If by hurting me five times, on record, so obnoxiously and rudely, she can have the guts to come to me, I am so coward that I don't have the guts to receive her? Then what kind of man I am?"

Because there is nothing in life for me to get even with because I am the altar of the congregation. One who hates me very much hate himself or herself and one who is in self-hate, what I have to add more to it? Because in our 3HO life we say poverty is curse, grow rich. Rich in wealth, rich in health and rich in your spirit. We don't ask you to give up all your worldly possession to me or to anybody. We ask you to work hard, built yourself and we know you are young people, you have start your life, you cannot start rich but you can end rich and your worldly material richness is good if your mind is good, your body is good, your spirit is good, then you are good all around and that is the purpose of the whole lot. Here there is no purpose to exploit anybody. Reasonable charges are always levied so that the whole work may continue whole year. And everybody is inspired to earn it. 'Itharashtam Tathargashtam.' As you come, as you go. Empty hand you come, empty hand you go. Once you learn to earn, once you learn to give. Giving is a art and it's the quality of God.

Once somebody told me, "Sir, I find this, this, this, this, this, this, this wrong."

I said, "Write it down."

"Sir." He came and read one, two, three, four, five, seven eight.

I said, "All right, on the back page of it, write it down how to get rid of these wrongs and how to correct them in future and next time you will be in charge."

"I can't do it sir."

I said, "Wait a minute. One who can know what is wrong, he should always know what is correct and should do it."

This is our doing. Nobody else is going to do for us. There are lot of things wrong. It's a hospital. It's a hospital where there are lot of sicknesses and we want to redeem ourself to become Sikhs, seekers of truth. We are practicing recuperation. Once, I tell you, about six to seven years ago, there was a lady, very powerful lady, my God, and she came and she bowed to me, and respected me and, name anything, blah, blah, blah. I got very interested in her, I said, "My God, she looks like very spiritual lady," and I started investigating who is she, what she does. Then I learnt all about her. And moment I learned all about her, I said, "Oh God, okay, right time." So one day we were sitting and she was very pleasant and she said, "Sir, I have a very humble request. If you grant me I'll be your slave, you can put me in that bottle and whole thing." You know, a sweet Italian looking pretty girl, have all what you need to be in a woman and talk so sweetly, mannerly, when you are very well relaxed. Naturally if you are a religious man, you say, "Oh yeah, fine, what, what I can do for you?"

But I said, "Wait a minute."

"What is it?"

She said, "Sir, if I tell you, I'll like to have a promise."

I said, "What? What a mortal can promise? No such thing as promise. If you trust me tell me what do you want?"

She said, "I went to India."

I said, "I know."

"In India somebody told me that if you want to learn this KriyaKriya Literal meaning is "completed action." A Kundalini Yoga Kriya is a sequence of postures and yoga techniques used to produce a particular impact on the psyche, body, or self. The structure of each kriya has been designed to generate, organize, and deliver a particular state or change of state, thereby completing a cycle of effect. These effects have been codified and elaborated by Yogi Bhajan and form the basic tools used in yoga and its therapeutic applications. , there is a man who has gone to America, his name is Bhajan 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. , he can teach you because he is the only one on this planet who knows."

I said, "That is true."

(Students' laughter)

She said, "I want to learn that."

I said, "What for?"

She said, "Is it not good thing to learn?"

I said, "No, it's the most rotten thing to learn because this is a one thing which is very powerful and it should be with people who know how to keep it."

"Have you not learned?"

I said, "Yes. But do you know I have never used it?"

"I won't use it either."

I said, "Forget it." I said, "I never asked my teacher to teach me, he taught me, he gave it to me, he trusted me. And you are asking for it, what." I said, "I will never teach you that."

And you know that sweet lady what said to me? She said, "You do not know, hell know the wrath of what..." What is it?

Students: (----)

YB: And I said, "That is for men. YogisYogi 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. drink."

(Students' laughter)

And if you ever come across those pamphlet which she published against me, you will be so surprised, it was so nude, so negative and so slanderous that it was unbelievable treat for me. Our congregation grew from twenty people to hundred fifty. People came to see me, "Who this guy is?"

And when they came and joined our classes and listened to those lectures, that's all, that's what they did. Amazing. And one day she called me, she came and she said, "Are you not afraid?"

I said, "Of what?"

"All this publicity."

I said, "What is my publicity? What is my purpose of life? I am not afraid of publicity or afraid of people, I am only afraid of my own God and GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. , let me be true to my God. I want to go there going home. I want to be true there, I want to tell Him, "Look, they did all to me. But I never forgot you," that's all I need. I don't need you and I am not afraid of your publicity. You do your best. Leave the rest to God." Then I told her the story, I said, "If I would have thought of just being comfortable, I could have chosen that path long ago. I was offered to be the president of a trust where there was so much money that you don't know what to do with." I said, "I refused. I had my own thing to do and I like to do the way it is to be done. What it matters? What it matters?" I said, "You are saying so many nasty thing about me."

You guys said lot of things about Jesus Christ. 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. was the one who was told he is misled fool.

'Koi Kahe Poot...'

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. says in Siri GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. GranthGranth Literally: knot: book. in his own words.

'Koi Kahe Pootna, Koi Kahe Patala.'

'Somebody says he's a ghost. Somebody says he is dark spirit.'

For God I fell on your, 'Daipia Nanak Vichara,' God I fell on your gate, I do not know what they are talking, I am not listening, all I am listening what you are saying to me. Because when you speak and you say certain things, which makes people to change their basic non-spiritual value to spiritual value. That is the power of congregation. That is what it is. It must change. If spiritual teacher is right and congregation is right, change must be right. And one thing in the (?) it is that ever you get to a spiritual teacher who compromises with your ego, run. Run.

Soft-spoken teacher, diplomatic teacher, compromising teacher, loving teacher they are not compassionate and they are not truthful. It is in the scripture, I am not adding myself. It is very dangerous to play with the life of an individual in the name of God and take him to hell. Because many of you are sitting here, you are also teachers at different places or you are wives of the teacher. It is your job, the only test of your honesty is, be straight, be truthful, tell the eight, eight but tell it politely. We have to compromise nothing, this is the law of congregation, the spirit of congregation, the strength of congregation is, if you are God-feeling person, God-trusting person, God-believing person you shall not compromise with evil. That's the only test.

You know what they say, "I know you don't believe, I know but you know at sometime you used to drink."

"Yeah, little bit won't hurt you. For the sake of society of all of us. All devil society."

Why? Why? Why your spirit should oblige these devil society? That is what devil is. Devil means a simple word, de-will. When you are deed of the will. De means negated, of your will. That's devil. There is no such thing as devil. It doesn't exist.

Somebody once came very angry to me, very angry, ha-ha-ha. Now I am going to act that. Listen to me.

"Sir, can I sit down?"

I said, "Yeah (?) what's wrong with you?"

"I can't, I can't talk. You said about me something."

I said, "Where were you? When I said it?"

"I was not there, I was told."

I said, "By whom?"

"By so and so, so and so, so and so."

"That's it."

"What they tell you?"

"They told me I am idiot."

I said, "Congratulations. They told you?"

"Yeah, you said it."

I said, "I never said before but now you are idiot."

(Students' laughter)

"I am saying right on your face. You are the biggest idiot on this planet. And I at least hope you can come out of it."

"Why, why, you are cursing me."

I said, "Sure, now I am cursing you, you are a junk. I was your hope, I was your teacher, I was your destiny, I am your prayer, I am your altar and you came and jumped at me, you monkey."

"What should I have done? I am hurt."

I said, "Stitch it. What is there to be hurt? You should be grateful somewhere I told you idiot. At least I remembered you." I said, "All they have done is provoke you. You have lost your temper. You have lost your control and you have lost with somebody that body is everything to you."

"That I know, that is why I came."

I said, "Yeah. I am not the man, I am the destiny of your reflection, I am the mirror of your spirit, I am the fence of 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. and I am the gate of your God. I have no other purpose in anybody's life. I am the parameter of 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. and I am the spirit of your congregation my dear child. If I can take the privilege to tell you, you are a idiot, God will grant you wisdom out of my pain. Because whatever I can do as a meter is to reflect your negative point and the divine has to correct that. That is the relationship between the teacher and the God." Spiritual teacher doesn't do a thing. He only points out where the spirit should flow in. In SukhmaniSukhmani Peace Lagoon; a prayer written by Guru Arjan; Song of Peace. it is written, one who lives in the house of the GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. , may achieve the highest sense 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. but to never claim him because it is nothing but a blessing.

I said, "My dear child, first of all I didn't say you are idiot but now I say you are and just my this saying will trigger the divine spirit flowing and to cover your idiotic nature. It only takes that much."

In one of the Hacienda de Guru Ram Das , The Ashram The grounds of Yogi Bhajan's traditional home and ranch in Espanola, NM, as well the surrounding businesses, gurdwara and langar hall. AshramHacienda de Guru Ram Das , The Ashram The grounds of Yogi Bhajan's traditional home and ranch in Espanola, NM, as well the surrounding businesses, gurdwara and langar hall. Ashram , Aashram A community of practitioners who come together to live conscious, mindful lives. , there was a child, he was going through the tantrum and the blood was coming to the eyes and eyes were red. I asked the mother. I said, "Why didn't you lift this child of yours and slap her?" It was a girl child.

"Yogiji I should slap her?"

I said, "Yeah. Lift her up and slap her. You are going to slap."

"No, no, no, no. One should not slap the child."

I said, "Then leave aside, I'll slap her."

So I picked her up and I just gave a (?), little thing (?).

(?).

And she looked all right and then I massaged her temples and her blood came down and, and I looked at her, I said, "Why didn't you slap her?"

"I can't slap my child."

"You can kill your child, you can't slap her. Look I slapped her, she is all right now. All this blood and this trauma should have gone to her head, in the later age she will get hemorrhage, brain hemorrhage and she is developing right now, right in your presence and you won't slap her, one day Mother Nature will slap her and she will be dead. You are allowing her to play a tantrum. You are supposed do the therapy. You have to divert the channel of energy. It is not slapping her."

Doctors take the knife and cut the wound, take the pus out, it is not knifing somebody. Is it knifing somebody?

Students: (----)

YB: You pay for it.

Because whatever can survive your spirit is that's all what the spiritual teacher is supposed to do. He can't do himself. No teacher. All these teachers who are making claims are to be blamed. Now, no teacher can do anything. "I am liberated, I am this," man but one of my student who, who claimed to all his students he's liberated, he came to me and he said, "Yogiji, I think I should not do anymore 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. ."

I said, "Mukhia Singh SahibMukhia Singh Sahib Title for a male regional minister in Sikh Dharma. , what is wrong with you? Are you all right?"

"But sir now I think when I do 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. it doesn't mean anything to me, I think I am liberated."

"I think," I said, "Do you think I am your teacher?"

He said, "Yes sir."

I said, "I'll do it. I still do it. I mean, you have gone over me?"

"No sir."

I said, "Then what? If 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. has liberated you and you have become a SadhuSadhu A holy man. , do it more, do it for others." And I said, "My dear son, change yourself, otherwise you will not need me anymore because liberated person go beyond 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. . We don't get this kind of liberation. We are not here to liberate ourself. We don't ask for liberation. All we ask for experience of things."

You know, I was coming down, I saw these girls on security and I said, "Thank God, something is happening to me, at least they are learning how to do security."

(Students' laughter)

Really, when I, we got a phone call that you know, they have hired the county men for (?), you should have seen what my staff felt. They almost lifted me, packed me in the (?) I couldn't believe, I just relaxed and said, 'okay, let us see, let us go through this drama, let us see where the spirit is, where the protection lies, where the prayer lies.' And you know, it is nothing new, if anybody... Who has a Jewish background, raise your hand. Well, lot of you. Okay, you know when Moses took everybody out of that Red Sea, right, what to you, the guy took everybody in the...

Side B

... (?) letting people. Because Sikh way of life is very simple and it doesn't look simple. It is a religion, if at all you call a religion, Shaastar and Shastar. Shaastar mean scripture, Shastar mean arms. Arm is a symbolic to be ready. Because from the time of history Lord Rama, we learn, all these RishiRishi Enlightened being; Yogi. , they chanted, 'Ha-la-lo-lo-lo' God and they found God. You know what happened? These demons came and they tie them from their legs and roll them through the jungles. So those who scared they went to Lord Ram, 'Come and save Lord Rama.' Always you see Lord Ram with a bow and arrow. He took all the bow and arrow and his army and he get rid of these old devils and save all these saintly people. So same thing happened with Christians. You know that guy with a sword, Peter? Huh?

Come on, come on, come here.

Student: (-----)

YB: Na, na, I went to that (?) Pope there was a... Who is the guy who has a double edged sword? Hey Premka, you were with me. Saint Peter JiJi Soul; used as an endearment or sign of respect. , huh, Peter, Peter. I am a Catholic Sacred Heart Convent student, I can't forget things so fast. Huh?

Student: (-----)

YB: Who was that who took the sword?

Student: (-----)

YB: No, no, there are two, two statues, there are two statues, one is simple book and one is double sword, what is that?

Student: (-----)

YB: Hah, Saint Paul. Paul.

The process of training has to be learned, self-defense of this temple is equally righteous, as self-learning about this temple. It is a path of ShaktiShakti The creative power and principle of existence itself. Without it nothing can manifest or bloom. It is feminine in nature. and BhaktiBhakti Self-purification, The devotional form of yoga practiced by a Bhakta. . BhaktiBhakti Self-purification, The devotional form of yoga practiced by a Bhakta. , BhaktiBhakti Self-purification, The devotional form of yoga practiced by a Bhakta. , devotion, service SevaSeva Selfless Service. the heart of the Aashram experience is serving each other. , SimranSimran A deep meditative process in which the naam of the Infinite is remembered and dwelled in without conscious effort. , fine. Service. SevaSeva Selfless Service. the heart of the Aashram experience is serving each other. , SimranSimran A deep meditative process in which the naam of the Infinite is remembered and dwelled in without conscious effort. , 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. , service. But, b-u-t but it has BanaBana , Baana One's outward projection, often refers to a specified clothing that projects a consciousness. , it has BaniBani Literally "Word", Refers to the Word of God contained in the Sikh Sacred Writings; Banis refers to Sikh daily prayers. . RehitRehit Code of Conduct. . GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. Guru Gobind Singh Tenth Guru of the Sikhs. Gobind SinghGuru Gobind Singh Tenth Guru of the Sikhs. said very simple.

'RehitRehit Code of Conduct. Piari Mohe Ko Sikh Piara Nahi.'

'I don't like the Sikh, I like the RehitRehit Code of Conduct. .'

RehitRehit Code of Conduct. . I used to say this thing to my John, you know my soldier. I said, "I like the uniform, I don't like you." Because the guy will be all right in uniform, he is all right. I mean to say, he is conscious. BanaBana , Baana One's outward projection, often refers to a specified clothing that projects a consciousness. , BanaBana , Baana One's outward projection, often refers to a specified clothing that projects a consciousness. tells. Your clothes tell 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. where your head is at. There is nothing you can escape. I, I don't say to you that it is easy to wear white. I tell you it's the most difficult thing on the planet Earth. There is nothing in it which is easy. To wear white and to cover your head, that's the most difficult discipline for any individual. There is absolutely no lightness in it because moment this head is covered with cotton, said God, "I have grown you the white flower which shall wear your on your skin to protect you and it shall cover thy solar centers to keep you on my path." And what is that white flower? Cotton. "So long you will live around that white flower and that will wrap you, you will not be away from me," spoke the God.

What is happening now? "Yogiji, I love 3HO but I can't wear white." Yeah, you can't. Because it gives a one foot extension of auraAura The radiant field of energy and consciousness that surrounds the physical body and which holds and organizes the seven centers of energy called chakras. Its strength, measured by brightness and radius, determines the vitality, mental concerns, and psychophysical integrity of a person. and my God, reactions and you have to be very cautious, who is my left, who is my right, who is my up, who is my down, who is my back... You don't want it, you go crazy. Not possible for some people. I don't blame you. I don't blame you at all. All I am saying is try, try, try again. You have tried everything else. Now listen to my tale. You had a lot of cocktail. You have done everything you could do. You have freaked out, you have messed up, you have gone crazy, you, you swept off. What they used to, they run naked in the field, what they call?

Students: (----)

YB: You ate gold fishes, you did the whole thing.

(Students' laughter)

There is nothing in the world, you had long hair, you had short hair, you have round head, you have... When you are going to be yourself. Now that actress, what is she, some long hair thing, Charlie Angel.

(Students' laughter)

Now every woman, she maybe a bald head, everybody wants to be a Charlie, they are crazy. Nobody is themself. Time was exactly bad at the time of GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. Guru Gobind Singh Tenth Guru of the Sikhs. Gobind SinghGuru Gobind Singh Tenth Guru of the Sikhs. . Time was so bad that few bureaucrats were the rulers, common man had no place, every woman can be taken away from anybody's house and raped, that's why, people used to marry their daughter when they were seven or eight year old, just so they may not grow and if they are not married, being virgin they will be raped by these rulers and if you are going out in the street anybody can spit at your face and you can't say why. You can't sit on the ground higher than two feet, you can't ride a horse as a commoner. The life was so slavery, it was a Moslem rule, they used to fry Sufis and eat them alive. You can understand how good Muslim they were. Because few Muslims who were Sufis will go out and yell and scream and tell everybody, "Hey, this is not Islam, this is not what Hazrat Mohammed told, this is not," and these people will take them and fry them alive. Yeah, they will be fired. Barbecue them. Now that was the time of GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. Guru Gobind Singh Tenth Guru of the Sikhs. Gobind SinghGuru Gobind Singh Tenth Guru of the Sikhs. and GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. Guru Gobind Singh Tenth Guru of the Sikhs. Gobind SinghGuru Gobind Singh Tenth Guru of the Sikhs. then established the order of the Khalsa which fought for the commoners and liberated them and these are the words of GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. Guru Gobind Singh Tenth Guru of the Sikhs. Gobind SinghGuru Gobind Singh Tenth Guru of the Sikhs. , not mine.

'RehitRehit Code of Conduct. Piari Mohe Ko Sikh Piara Nahi.'

RehitRehit Code of Conduct. , what is the RehitRehit Code of Conduct. of the Sikh? BaniBani Literally "Word", Refers to the Word of God contained in the Sikh Sacred Writings; Banis refers to Sikh daily prayers. , BanaBana , Baana One's outward projection, often refers to a specified clothing that projects a consciousness. , SevaSeva Selfless Service. the heart of the Aashram experience is serving each other. , SimranSimran A deep meditative process in which the naam of the Infinite is remembered and dwelled in without conscious effort. . And whenever a seeker of truth does it, he seeks to Godhood. You seek to God and God lives in you. You wish God should love you. God only wishes you should know it and this is the scripture. By common quality of the man, unguided man is a wild animal who has no destination and taste of life. And look what is happening around you. Look America, open your eyes. Watch, see. Go on some search trip. Watch it. Go in New York, go in Los Angeles, go in San Francisco, watch. Watch what is happening. Do you want this should multiply for your coming generation? Do you want your children to suffer? Do you want, we may have tomorrow race of human beings who maybe totally without compassion, without any human feelings, without any human service, without any, any truth of any sort. Do you want your sons and daughter to be prostitutes and pimps? I am asking now (?).

Do you want to run a business where you have to supply girls? You have to live tomorrow to corrupt (?)? Corruption has gone so much and so many people believe it. I never believed it before I want to be very honest with you. But when all these people, this bunch who have left us, gave and filed up all this information and organized police showed up on me, I believe that way what real America is. I really couldn't believe. Police can come down, what the organized police with me has to do? What I am doing? And if this is the government and this is the people, then where you stand a chance?

When they were confronted, they were apologetic. Then what do you mean by your apology? We asked them. They said, "We never knew what else to do? We were given this information, we freaked out, we were pressured, we were ordered."

Now I am sharing with you something. If this can happen to me, who in eight years has done nothing but have aroused 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. , if this is the reward to me, God knows what will be your reward tomorrow. Because the evil doesn't tolerate the God. And they have not stopped it. All this Time magazine reporter coming and jumping, sneaking on us. For what? What Time magazine has to do with us? We don't want to go we don't want to go. Now they want (?). For what? All they want is to find something in this Ladies' camp which they can publish. Isn't amazing? When I told you five years ago that wear KirpanKirpan Sword; one of the five K's worn by baptized Sikhs. , you said, "Why?"

I said, "I don't know why."

(Students' laughter)

I told you to learn karate you freaked out. 'What Yogiji wants?' Yogiji wants nothing. Only Yogiji knows what you want tomorrow. Don't send your children to karate school, teach them in the living room. You all should be black belt. Do you hear me? No, you don't. You don't. You don't hear what I am saying to you from last eight years. Ever since I have said a single thing which has gone wrong? It's all in writing, it's all published. You know (?), he speaks. For what? What for I speak? I speak what I know and what I know is what my spirit tells me to say to you. So that you can have your tomorrow.

You know I went to a very common American house and the guy said, "Yogiji, now we understand what you said, really it's difficult. I have bought a gun and a rifle."

I said, "Nothing, you should not have bought it."

"Why?"

I said, "Look in the evening you have your two martinis, God knows whom you are going to shoot with it. Gun is for that something who has a sense, you don't have a sense. Five o'clock I have seen you dropping the thing, (?) why you are not eating, drinking today, because I am here."

He said, "You are right."

That is what GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. Guru Gobind Singh Tenth Guru of the Sikhs. Gobind SinghGuru Gobind Singh Tenth Guru of the Sikhs. said, "The man who will have the Shastra will have respect for the arm, will worship as a part of this religion will never misuse it." That's why they call it KirpanKirpan Sword; one of the five K's worn by baptized Sikhs. , Kar means hand, pan means what you wear on the hand. On your hand you wear this, a religious symbol, it's not a knife to cut bananas. It is your religious thing and you will only save it when your honor is at stake, your life is at stake. Otherwise it is religiously forbidden to take KirpanKirpan Sword; one of the five K's worn by baptized Sikhs. out. No. You have to keep it out only at the time when your life, your somebody wants to dismantle and demoralize your temple.

GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. Guru Gobind Singh Tenth Guru of the Sikhs. Gobind SinghGuru Gobind Singh Tenth Guru of the Sikhs. said, when all things fail then if your hand goes on the sword it is righteousness and he also said, "Die you must, die with a spirit to God." Dying like a coward is no death. Everybody has to die and when I said to you few years ago, you said, "Well, what he wants?"

Some people left at that time. I said, "Go."

"Oh we want peace."

I said, "There is no such thing peace, this Shalom is bogus."

Look at the, Israel fighting every border. Why can't they just say Shalom to the Arab, huh? When a gangster walk on you why don't you tell him Shalom? He won't. Learn to defend yourself, because you must have the confidence. One who doesn't have the confidence that one can defend himself or herself, has no spirit, can't experience the spirit, nothing doing.

I was talking to a minister that day. He said, "Some guy came into the Church, he pulled out a gun and took away wallet of everybody in the congregation and left."

I said, "What you are going to do?"

He said, "We are going to do nothing."

I said, "Then he is going to come next time again."

He said, "What do you suggest?"

I said, "Put a guard outside ashramAshram , Aashram A community of practitioners who come together to live conscious, mindful lives. , don't let the congregation (?) but put a guard outside."

He said, "Guard on the God sanctuary?"

I said, "The God sanctuary is the only place where devil can visit."

Because it is light which is going to bring the moth in man, open up your eyes. Don't live in imaginary world. Self-defense is the call of the spirit, you want to live, it is a purposeful life. Living is in believing in life and protecting the life and if you do not know what self-defense is who can protect you?

Your children will see you wearing that little KirpanKirpan Sword; one of the five K's worn by baptized Sikhs. . "Mom, what is this?"

"This is KirpanKirpan Sword; one of the five K's worn by baptized Sikhs. ."

"What for?"

"For defending my honor."

"Oh my mom defend her honor."

(Students' laughter)

"She will be great." You may or may not but, he knows.

You know last time when I said, "We should grow trees here and everybody should give the tree here?" What was the purpose? Not to get the trees here. The purpose was when sometime that tree will have your plate and label and your children will walk in, they will say, "Oh my God. This is what my mother planted, this is what my father planted thirty years ago." This is giving to the children some hope, some guidance, practical, not theory. You talk theories, you talk imagination.

I told you ladies to wear cummerbund. You thought perhaps I am selling belts to you. No I am not, I don't have a business, I don't have a factory where I make belts.

(Students' laughter)

I told you, "Wear churidar." You say, "What for? What for this (?) this guy is asking us to wear?" I am asking you to wear so that you may not end up with calcium arthritis, that's what I am asking.

Somebody asked me, "Yogiji you all wear, these girls wear turban?"

I said, "They wear turban, you know how much it saves? It saves going to a barber and then wash and then dyeing it and then the whole stuff and they never look old, they always look white." Who can know your age? None. At eighty-six you will have the same white turban.

(Students' laughter)

Won't you? Same white chunni. And your child will look at you.

(Students' laughter)

One of the child said to me. He said, "Yogiji, I don't believe my mother."

I said, "Yeah? Why so?"

He said, "She does everything weekly basis, but I give you my promise," child eleven year old. He said, "If she stayed with this life for six months Yogiji, I will never leave this life, but I tell you one thing if she does not live in this life I am never going to die in this life."

I said, "What about her, what about you?"

He said, "Then I want to grow up one day and I want to kill her. And I don't want to kill her as a cheat, because that's is not what a kid should do."

Couldn't believe it, I couldn't believe it. You think these little children do not have any sense 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. , they don't see you what you do. You (?) first of all. You know what is a husband, you know what they do? They say, "Haha I am very tired, I slept last night very late (?) we can do 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. in the bed." They are such devils I call them little devils, they tempt their wife to freak out. It is the quality of every husband to tell a fanatic wife not to do religiously 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 he has used the word fanatic wife. Your normal religious girl is a challenge to your husband, you know why? There is nothing wrong in it because he has sensual and sexual relationship with you also and sometime that drama on him is very heavy. So what he wants? He wants that she should not really become very spiritual, if you really become spiritual then that guy has to obey the entire encyclopedia of all is, you understand that?

Every freakish husband will like his wife not to do 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. because what is a 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. ? 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. is nothing folks but commitment of living soul in you, it's simple. 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. is nothing it puts you right before your altar, own altar, human altar and it put you right into your own congregation. And what is a congregation? Where we commit to our spiritual flow, where we uplift our spirit and soul. Congregation is nothing but a coziness of a human being in relation to God. For a woman there is only one relationship, one and only one, the one relationship, because you represent on the Earth the Prakirti you must relate to God the PurkhaPurkha The great Being of existence. . What happens I have seen in 3HO, first the 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. goes, then the Sadhak goes and normally these husbands freak out the wife with them. And later on they just freak out and there she is left alone in wilderness thinking and pondering, what happened there? That is why I say to you the rule of the congregation is first is God, then is the DharmaDharma A path of righteous living. It is both an ideal of virtue and a path of action that is infused with clear awareness and comprised of actions that are the soul in total synchrony with the universe. It is action without reaction or karma. and then is the sweet husband. Because what you can do with unrighteous husband? He is going to leave you today, he is going to leave you tomorrow, he is going to leave you five years. You know there is a one girl I love her like a daughter, she came and she said, "What should I do?"

I said, "Daughter there are two ways to do it."

She said, "What?"

"Either you can divorce him now with two children or divorce him later with four children."

She said, "Give me chance to try."

I said, "Thank you, go." So she has now third, and soon fourth will be on the way and then she is... That is what I thought I said, this 3HO family should be a congregation of God, where no woman should feel betrayed, every woman can turn to it for strength of spirit. That made me to start this ladies course, so a place where you can come and be yourself and talk about God, think about God, think about yourself, your Temple of God, body. Your Temple of God, the spirit of God, the soul. The flow of God, the mind. The purpose was simple (?)...

( Low voice )

... why Yogiji likes woman very much, look is it a question? I like them very much because I am born of a woman and I am always grateful to her, and I want every woman to grow to be healthy, happy and holy through the grace of God (?)...

( Low voice )

... what is the big deal, why don't you make up your mind?

She said, "It's difficult."

I said, "Try, there's nothing difficult," they have never tolerated a man who has spoken the spoken truth. Period. It's the history, and if they are going to tolerate me then I am not speaking the truth. Period and all I am telling you is before time the time is on us, today it's a paper tomorrow it'll be real, don't you understand this simple thing and God is beyond time and space, hey you remember that, God is?

Students: Beyond time and space.

( Low voice )

... time will test your faith to deny me or accept me. If you will accept me you will live in the grace of God, if you will deny me you will fall apart. It is already a declared war which people with trust in God and faith shall win and others shall lose. It is a history which has to be repeated. 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. has to be done and debt has to be paid. There is no choice, where there is no choice it is very graceful to do God's will. Therefore let the God's will be done.

'Hukame andar sabko, bahar HukamHukam An order from the Guru. nai koi.'

All is in the will of God, says Nanak nothing is beyond His will.

'Nanak Hukme jae buhje, thaa homa keh naa koi.'

One who recognizes the will of God shall not have any egocentric claim. If tomorrow they tell you that I was a very, very bad human being accept it. I am really bad because I am telling them to be good and when you tell the bad to be good the price must be paid, it's a simple law and ten Sikh Sikh Gurus In the Sikh tradition there were 10 living Gurus and one Guru, the Shabd Guru - the Word that guided and flowed through each of them. This succession of 10 Gurus revealed the Sikh path over a 200-year period. They were (in order) Guru Nanak, Guru Angad, Guru Amar Das, Guru Ram Das, Guru Arjan, Guru Hargobind, Guru Har Rai, Guru Har Krishan, Guru Teg Bahadur, and Guru Gobind Singh. The 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, passed the Guruship to the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, which embodies the writings, teachings, and sound current of the Gurus. GurusSikh Gurus In the Sikh tradition there were 10 living Gurus and one Guru, the Shabd Guru - the Word that guided and flowed through each of them. This succession of 10 Gurus revealed the Sikh path over a 200-year period. They were (in order) Guru Nanak, Guru Angad, Guru Amar Das, Guru Ram Das, Guru Arjan, Guru Hargobind, Guru Har Rai, Guru Har Krishan, Guru Teg Bahadur, and Guru Gobind Singh. The 10th Sikh Guru, Guru Gobind Singh, passed the Guruship to the Siri Guru Granth Sahib, which embodies the writings, teachings, and sound current of the Gurus. 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. led the way. They paid the price, if they have not hesitated why should we? Please feel inspired and trust your spirit and live as grace of God, you will always when need strength you'll get through your congregation. And whichever congregation shall learn to sing this ShabadShabad , Shabd Sound, especially subtle sound or sound imbued with consciousness. It is a property or emanation of consciousness itself. If you meditate on shabad it awakens your awareness. in the Siri GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. GranthGranth Literally: knot: book. , 'Dhan Dhan Ran Das 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. Jinney Siriya Tinnay Sawariya, Poori hui karamaat...' Shall be elevated to the Divinity of the happening equivalent to a miracle. There are four Shabads in Siri GuruGuru That which takes us from ignorance to knowledge; from darkness, gu, to light, ru. It can be a person, a teaching, or in its most subtle form - the Word. GranthGranth Literally: knot: book. remember them by heart to sing them and teach your children. They are the handiest possible code numbers to call on God faster than the fastness ever a man has known.

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