Lecture - Self Healing

 
Date:
July 20, 1985
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Student: ... about bringing the community and people together with a primary concern of health where there will be physical health, mental health, emotional health and spiritual health. We appreciate your support by your coming and attending this event. We have a very distinguished speaker (?) today Dr. 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. Bhajan. Dr. Bhajan is a healer in his own right and a teacher and we are extremely honored to have him with us here today to share some of his inventions and experiences, his love with his wisdom.

(Applause...)

YB: I have to quit talking at about two fifty. Actually it is a experience for me to come here and share with you. You don't hear it.

Student: No.

YB: Okay what should I do? I know everything except yelling and screaming. Some of you... it's very funny, when I yell and scream at somebody I am just at the state of immense love. Because I know what is coming and I yell and scream to forewarn a person to get him out of that neurotic sleep. Normally I don't yell and scream, so I think the microphone will do good.

I do not know how good I am as a teacher or a master or a person but one thing I know about myself, I am very good as a student. I get sick and I get well. And being a Virgo I like it. So getting sick is just relaxing. Then people give you sympathy and you don't have to dramatize for the sympathy.

That's the problem. They are not listening. What should we do? Okay, okay we are trying our best, don't worry. I will talk seven dollars worth, don't worry.

(Students' laughter...)

YB: Whatever time I have, I will give you your due, don't worry. Just let them fix it up. Hey what is he doing now?

Can you hear it? Now do you hear it? I should have brought my own ghetto blaster, whatever they call it.

Okay the life... Life is a gift, it's not a right. And I do not know much about mental health, because I feel personal... This is my personal opinion, please don't sue me later for just saying you anything. Each one of you who is sitting here is created by God. And there is no way to feel bad about it, because God couldn't do better job than what you are. If He could, He would. So having any kind of mental anxiety is your way to get sick, your way to get tired, you create your own sickness and I know I create my own. So how can you be different than any other normal person?

There are three things in your life. One is mental anxiety, one is physical fear, and third is that you are neurotically egomaniac as far as food is concerned. You eat for social reasons and I do. And you socialize and lot of with socializing food has become a part of this whole stuff. And you all know how to eat. You know let's talk; which restaurant in Santa Fe, you have a list, ta-ta-ta-, that food will be available, this is Spanish, this is Japanese, this is... It's crazy. But you say how to eliminate it, you all go silent. And if a food eaten, doesn't matter how good it is, cannot be eliminated out of your body within twenty four hours you are subject to be sick, period. There is(are) no two opinions about it. And all the odd, I am a very good cook by the way and I can produce dishes out of the air and they are very tasty, they are very appreciated. But to me when I cook I cook a medicine. I want to be healed. Sometime I am tired, I go and I cook something, I know now eight hours I can go straight. But whatever I cook and whatever I eat I know one thing that next day it should not be in my body. The energy you waste keeping that food in you is much more than energy you used for all your life.

I know you are not very happy, doesn't matter how much make up you put on and whatever you pretend to be and it's all faking that you are happy. Because what is happiness to me? Happiness is when everything goes wrong and rotten still you can smile. That's happiness.

Why a happy person should be unhappy, doesn't matter what. What anybody can do but there is a fundamental dispute. You don't believe the one who created you is with you. Therefore you extremely feel lonely. I don't eat my food and do my prayer to look good. And I don't thank God because He provided me that food. I thank him because He is with me at that moment. And I invite Him to that dish. You know what my prayers are? Thank you God, let us eat together. There is a sacredness about life. You have to expand your life beyond your dimensions. I don't want you to believe in God and I don't want you to become religious either. I am not coming here to teach you religion. It's not my cup of tea. But I am just trying to tell you, as a human being if you cannot vast yourself you are asking for trouble. Because expansion of you is the very fundamental of you. That's why there is a variety in life. That's why you go to new places, see new people, meet friends. Everything you do under that is that you want to expand yourself and everybody is talking about these days, stress, stress, I am dying of stress. Well, go ahead die. Because you know one day everybody has to die, so die of stress, what it matters, go ahead. Die. I am very lonely! My life is very unloved!

I counsel people morning to night and they go nuts. Just explaining themselves. And then I sit back and I wonder what are they talking about. Now what they are saying.

You cannot relax, doesn't matter what therapy you do. I can bet on it. Anything you want. There are twenty millions things to do, you do those twenty million things you cannot relax. It's a scientific... Law of physics. It's a law of physics. That anything which is contained and jam is contained and jam, it must be put in a expanded place to give it a space. So you must expand in your ideology, in your thinking, in your social behaviors, in your smiles, in your life, in your everything. You will be relaxed.

How can be you like (?) and then you can be relaxed? I never forget to tell this story. In New York I was invited to by a family in their beautiful stone built colonial kind of home. Furniture and everything was fantastically great and specially to invite me they did, they really turned upside down everything and make it look. Food was fantastic. I was asked what I will eat. And they got a special cook to prepare it. The whole thing was superb, fantastic. When I went there, there was a fight. You know exactly this fight. And I just asked, "What is going on?" Because the daughter said, "I will sit next to the next chair 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. Bhajan," and the son said, "You have no right, he is my guest, I am going to sit there." Who will sit on the right side of me will eat. And you know what I did, I walked in to the kitchen, took a plate, took the food, ate it there, and I said, "Thank you very much for inviting me," I went out and satSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. in the garden and then everybody came back there, some were eating, some were not, and I said, "Why were you fighting?"

Then the mother of the house told me what the fight was about. They couldn't decide where to sit. That was fight about.

Mostly you draw satisfaction from zeroing on things. I tell you it's very satisfying.

"Meet my boyfriend."

"Well, hello boyfriend, how many have time before you have been boyfriend?"

"Eighty two. And this is the eighty third trip."

Who is whose boyfriend? Who is whose husband. Who is married to whom, who is divorced with whom? There is nothing more important in your life but you. Never it was, never it is and never it will be. When you were born, when did you know what religion you were born in. Even tonight when you go home and when you go to deep sleep try to remember who you are and what's your name. You don't. That one forgetful moment in life when you are totally part of the cosmos and cosmos is part of you is the only Divinity time of you where you are real, you are pure and you are fundamentally alive. Rest you are uptight, hassling, hustling, lying, convincing, talking, making rules, breaking rules, God knows what you do, you do lot of stuff. And then you have a pound of food in your stomach and you want that damn thing to digest. I have never figured it out. And when you don't digest take chlorophyll, water soluble, do this, do that, go to doctor, ulcers, this and that. Do you understand life is a gift and it's forever happiness no man be sick if they don't want to be?

I tell you at this age of mine if I don't push myself like insane person, I can be perfect. And I always know I am doing wrong. I always know this is the time to sleep and then I say, all right let me attend this phone call, just few more minutes, let me talk to this person, wait a minute, this is an emergency, oh sorry I didn't call her back. Give me another twenty minutes please. And by that time it's one o'clock and I know two o'clock is my 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. time anyway.

We create our own cycle. Life is very simple folks. First eighteen years of your life you eat what you want, you will digest it. Ahahaa go ahead, don't worry, don't even read the menu, (?) that's how you eat. I see people eating and I say, God why I came with this guy. It is very difficult to chew a food as it is very difficult to call somebody, 'my dear please, would you listen to me,' hey listen to me, you know, I understand that. This is roughness. Any roughness in your life creates reaction in your glandular system and glands are the guardians of your health and your happiness. The problem is not how rough you are. Problem is can you meditate and clean yourself out. I say one who doesn't take a bath after ten-fifteen days he stinks, and one who doesn't meditate after fifteen-twenty days he goes berserk.

Sometime in your life you need to sit down. Don't meditate, don't go to 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. and don't get into this therapy and that therapy. Not at all. And don't even sit. Take a pillow and put your face down in it and just lie down, you understand that. A priceless therapy. Lie down your face down in a pillow and try not to sleep. Just do that. Within twenty to thirty minutes you will be surprisingly feel healed.

Yesterday I had a surgery done on me. My own surgeon, my own son, it was necessary it was done. It was serious. Okay. And I had to teach the class because this is ladies woman training camp and I have to look good, you know. So I locked myself in a room and then fifteen twenty minutes I put myself together, I went there, it was nice.

What is in the heavens is in you. You don't have to find heavens. It's the biggest lie you accept that you are going to find God. Ten trillion cells in this body leave within seventy two hours and replace themselves is it not God and what else, is it not miracle what else it is? You have been told the biggest lie on this planet, find God. Moment we say we are going to find God we have already subconsciously consciously and unconsciously accepted we have lost God. That's the biggest human joke which has been played with the mankind that you have been told that you have to be extra good. But what do you mean by extra good? One day, I always give this example.

All right, a Hindu takes beef he goes to hell, a Moslem takes pork he goes to hell, Christian eats both he goes to heaven. Who is holy? And who can decide who is who?

My definition is so long you have nine holes you are holy. And watch me what I am saying further. So long you have nine holes you are holy and so long you can decide what comes out of these holes and what goes into these holes, you are very, very holy. That is all is about. Where are you wrong? You take lot of vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin A, multivitamin, under vitamin, God knows what you go trip and later on you eat something junk. And I always say why don't you eat something right for thirty days and then take a potassium cyanide pill and eat that and see how it works. It will liberate you.

This body is under so much stress of digesting garbage, this mind is under so much stress dealing with commotional garbage and this soul is so much sick, dealing with denying God all the time, the source of the soul and the spirit and the whole thing if you look at it, it doesn't make any sense. Religious people do not accept each other. I don't know what kind of religion is that. We have all come from one God. We are all creation of one God. Our parents only helped us put together. We are all children of one thing. That ultimate energy.

It's a very funny thing. Once I went to somebody and it was just to go and do the prayer and it was such a emotional situation I had to go so because this girl never believed that my prayer can work beyond nine feet. She was convinced. She said, "No, no, no, I want you to go, see my mother, be within her 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 I said, "I can do my prayer here, it will work better, you know."

She said, "No, not at all. You don't see people, you are blind, you have told so many times, you only see aurasAura 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. , so you got to be in her 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. ."

Now what should I do? When a child gets sticky, child gets sticky. So I said, "All right, I will go." So I went there and she took a inch tape and measured nine feet right from her heart and she said, "Little further."

(Students' laughter...)

What you can do? Those were very, very early days, I was just 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. and I was very innocent, I was oriental, for me everybody is what everybody is today. I didn't had attorneys, I didn't have law cases and I didn't have all this nonsense, I just was, it didn't make sense to me now, it never made sense to me then. I used to walk free, I walk free now. But now you see how many times I am, guarded and all this, just crazy. So I stood there and I said, "I have come" and the mother opened the eyes, she said, "Oh, you are very, very good, you have brought lot of light with you."

I said, "Wait a minute, what's wrong with you?"

She said, "I am very sick."

I said, "You are not. If you can see light around me, how can you be sick? Sick people don't see light anywhere."

She said, "No, no, no, you are very, very enlightened being, I can feel it. I like it. Come, come near me, come, come..."

And I just bent, went to her ear and I said, "Call your own light, that's what you are lacking."

And she said, "What that will do?"

I said, "That will heal you sure."

You know third day she was discharged from that hospital, they couldn't even understand what happened. She just listened. She called her own light. She tapped into that great cosmic hole. You call it God, you call it light, you call it health. You do not understand, nothing can help you. Nothing, period. The only thing will help you your own calling on your own life force. Don't have any misunderstanding. Doesn't matter who serve you what. If you don't want that food and you tell yourself that food is not needed, don't eat it. I have seen people running that pendulum (?). They go like that and then they find it out whether they can eat it or not. Now that's not the way. In your system, there is master system and that master system is you alone.

Take carrot juice six ounces. Put one ounce of fresh garlic juice in it. Just telling you something, just to experience. And just sip it. Like martini. It's a bum thing, that's a bum thing why not. That stinks, that stinks, both smell bad. What's the difference? The only difference is the highway patrolman won't stop you for this, for others it will. I am just telling you something very practical. And once you sip it and it's all over, wash your mouth with fresh chlorophyll. Take a chlorophyll tablet, put it in your mouth and then my dear after that try your best to become sad. Do your best mental effort to become negative or sad or try to be depressed. You can't do it. You can't. Now you want to know how to get rid of depression, you want to register yourself in a big program, spend twenty five thousand dollar in a special hospital. You don't need all that. You need six to eight ounces of fresh carrot juice with a half an ounce to and ounce of fresh garlic juice. That's all you need. And you don't have to drink it. You have to sip it. And then you have to talk to somebody.

(Students' laughter...)

YB: Yeah you can put some ice in it, if you are really into on the rock you know.

Life is very funny, how much we damage it we do not even estimate it. Health is a very good thing. It's very precious.

One day I satSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. down before God and started talking to him, I said, "What do you want Almighty God?"

He said, "I want everybody to be Healthy, Happy and Holy. I don't want anybody to suffer."

I said, "But why they suffer?"

He said, "Could you check it out for me?"

I said, "I will."

A week later God appeared, He said, "What you have found out yogiYogi One who has attained a state of yoga (union) where polarities are mastered and transcended. One who practices the disciplines of yoga and has attained self-mastery. ?"

I said, "The same thing."

He said, "What?"

I said, "They don't know how to eat."

Your first problem in your life, in your health is from your mouth. You do not know how to eat, you do not know how to talk. That's all. If you exactly talk what you should and you exactly eat what you should I can guarantee you, you will never be in any problem.

All right, let me give you a sample. How many of you everyday brush your teeth, raise your hands. Come on be good. All right. You brush your teeth because you want to have good teeth right? And keep your mouth clean? Is that true? I brush my teeth for that too. How many of you know that brushing teeth is not enough, massaging the gums is equally essential. And how many of you do the both thing everyday, raise your hands now.

Students: (----).

YB: See the difference. Something where the teeth are, you brush it and something which holds the teeth you don't care. You know, what kind of nerds you are.

(Students' laughter...)

YB: I mean have you realized that teeth are teeth, they are strong, they have bone, they have enamel on it, the whole stuff and there are beautiful gums behind it which are supposed to give you the strength of the teeth. And which do have the nerves of the teeth through it. And that nerve ending has a direct control over your appetite. And over your digestive system. You think there are bunch of bones here hanging. That's not true. If you don't chew your food, "You shall be a nervous person." Do you know that? It doesn't matter how much vitamin C and that Chinese herb what they call that thing, ginseng and all that stuff you take. It doesn't matter at all. If you do not sit down and chew your food you shall be a nervous wreck in exact seven years. And then you after fourteen years you got to go to a psychiatrist.

Do you really believe in God? Or you deny it? You think that God has gone mad that produce all these teeth if He didn't want you to chew the food? Why couldn't He make a one hole you could gulp the whole thing in and matter would have ended. Try to understand, what I am trying to tell you the ancient art of healing. That's what I believe and that's what I experience. Thanks for the chew gum. Somebody said, "It's terrible, it's bad for teeth."

I say, "It's good for nervous system." At least you chew, doesn't matter food, at least a gum. And if as much gum you chew, if you chew your food that much I don't think you can be unhealthy at all and I don't think you will be old.

In one of the yoga 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. we take our tongue and round it up inside of our cheeks. It is said to give a person the utmost youth. And somebody questioned, he said, "Well, all the time I do like that, I look weird. Is there any time when I can do it?"

And the master said, "When you eat your food, run your food with your tongue around your cheeks before you take it in, you shall never see old age."

Now tell me how much money and time you waste to look young. Is there anybody among you who wants to look old? None, I know that. Let's not even take the hand out on that. But fact is you do not practice how to be young. The idealistic situation is that you should chew your food and run it with your tongue around your teeth and when your tongue can feel the saliva and all that mixture, take it in. What will happen?

"Alap ahaar, sulabh si nindra, daya kshama tann preet."

What will happen? You will eat less. And whatever you eat shall be digested like a miracle. Third, it will give the maximum energy and it will take minimum energy to eliminate. And such food will come out in twenty four hours. That is a practical way to fight the old age.

You must understand something very simple. We Indians are not crazy. We have thousands of years of human science behind us. We don't come here and stand in America before like that that we just look weird. That's not true. We have thousands of years... America as a nation is two days old. It is two hundred year old nation. I come from a land which has thousands and thousands and thousands and hundred thousands years of knowledge. There are eighty four meridian points at the upper palate on which your tongue rotates. Your entire body energy is comparatively in proportion how your tongue rotates. It means how you talk. Whatever word you will use the tongue shall rotate and it will stimulate the meridian point and that will stimulate the hypothalamus, that will immediately make the radiation diagonal, clockwise or anti-clockwise of the... that doctors say it is little stone in the head, we call it pineal. And that in proportionate affect the pituitary, pituitary affects the entire glandular system, entire glandular system will ultimate work on the organ system. And that's all your body is about.

Isn't time is up?

Student: (----).

YB: No, that's all right, it's quite hot, that's good. I have to speak up to two fifty right.

And that is the system. You don't have to misunderstand the very power of your upper palate. Your upper palate has eighty four meridian points which are nerve ending in the hypothalamus. You can't take your skull off, cut it out, take the hypothalamus and massage it. Can you? The only way to do it through the tongue. And it requires all these people who chant one word and go on and on repeating you think they are crazy, they are not. They are totally stimulating a part of the hypothalamus for their mental self control. There is no gimmick in it, you can sell that mantraMantra Sounds or words that tune or control the mind. Man means mind. Tra-ng is the wave or movement of the mind. Mantra is a wave, a repetition of sound and rhythm that directs or controls the mind. When you recite a mantra you have impact through the meridian points in the mouth, through its meaning, through its pattern of energy, through its rhythm, and through its naad - energetic shape in time. Recited correctly a mantra will activate areas of the nervous system and brain and allow you to shift your state and the perceptual vision or energetic ability associated with it. for thirty dollars, for three hundred dollars or for nothing. It is not that mantraMantra Sounds or words that tune or control the mind. Man means mind. Tra-ng is the wave or movement of the mind. Mantra is a wave, a repetition of sound and rhythm that directs or controls the mind. When you recite a mantra you have impact through the meridian points in the mouth, through its meaning, through its pattern of energy, through its rhythm, and through its naad - energetic shape in time. Recited correctly a mantra will activate areas of the nervous system and brain and allow you to shift your state and the perceptual vision or energetic ability associated with it. , mantraMantra Sounds or words that tune or control the mind. Man means mind. Tra-ng is the wave or movement of the mind. Mantra is a wave, a repetition of sound and rhythm that directs or controls the mind. When you recite a mantra you have impact through the meridian points in the mouth, through its meaning, through its pattern of energy, through its rhythm, and through its naad - energetic shape in time. Recited correctly a mantra will activate areas of the nervous system and brain and allow you to shift your state and the perceptual vision or energetic ability associated with it. means nothing. MantraMantra Sounds or words that tune or control the mind. Man means mind. Tra-ng is the wave or movement of the mind. Mantra is a wave, a repetition of sound and rhythm that directs or controls the mind. When you recite a mantra you have impact through the meridian points in the mouth, through its meaning, through its pattern of energy, through its rhythm, and through its naad - energetic shape in time. Recited correctly a mantra will activate areas of the nervous system and brain and allow you to shift your state and the perceptual vision or energetic ability associated with it. doesn't make any sense to you. It's just a word. But actually it's a combination of your tongue and hypothalamus. Because nobody has explained here in the west, so you think mantraMantra Sounds or words that tune or control the mind. Man means mind. Tra-ng is the wave or movement of the mind. Mantra is a wave, a repetition of sound and rhythm that directs or controls the mind. When you recite a mantra you have impact through the meridian points in the mouth, through its meaning, through its pattern of energy, through its rhythm, and through its naad - energetic shape in time. Recited correctly a mantra will activate areas of the nervous system and brain and allow you to shift your state and the perceptual vision or energetic ability associated with it. , mantraMantra Sounds or words that tune or control the mind. Man means mind. Tra-ng is the wave or movement of the mind. Mantra is a wave, a repetition of sound and rhythm that directs or controls the mind. When you recite a mantra you have impact through the meridian points in the mouth, through its meaning, through its pattern of energy, through its rhythm, and through its naad - energetic shape in time. Recited correctly a mantra will activate areas of the nervous system and brain and allow you to shift your state and the perceptual vision or energetic ability associated with it. . Every person says, "Give me my mantraMantra Sounds or words that tune or control the mind. Man means mind. Tra-ng is the wave or movement of the mind. Mantra is a wave, a repetition of sound and rhythm that directs or controls the mind. When you recite a mantra you have impact through the meridian points in the mouth, through its meaning, through its pattern of energy, through its rhythm, and through its naad - energetic shape in time. Recited correctly a mantra will activate areas of the nervous system and brain and allow you to shift your state and the perceptual vision or energetic ability associated with it. ."

I say, "What mantraMantra Sounds or words that tune or control the mind. Man means mind. Tra-ng is the wave or movement of the mind. Mantra is a wave, a repetition of sound and rhythm that directs or controls the mind. When you recite a mantra you have impact through the meridian points in the mouth, through its meaning, through its pattern of energy, through its rhythm, and through its naad - energetic shape in time. Recited correctly a mantra will activate areas of the nervous system and brain and allow you to shift your state and the perceptual vision or energetic ability associated with it. , give you what?"

Take any mantraMantra Sounds or words that tune or control the mind. Man means mind. Tra-ng is the wave or movement of the mind. Mantra is a wave, a repetition of sound and rhythm that directs or controls the mind. When you recite a mantra you have impact through the meridian points in the mouth, through its meaning, through its pattern of energy, through its rhythm, and through its naad - energetic shape in time. Recited correctly a mantra will activate areas of the nervous system and brain and allow you to shift your state and the perceptual vision or energetic ability associated with it. . Say anything. "Don't we have to have a personal mantraMantra Sounds or words that tune or control the mind. Man means mind. Tra-ng is the wave or movement of the mind. Mantra is a wave, a repetition of sound and rhythm that directs or controls the mind. When you recite a mantra you have impact through the meridian points in the mouth, through its meaning, through its pattern of energy, through its rhythm, and through its naad - energetic shape in time. Recited correctly a mantra will activate areas of the nervous system and brain and allow you to shift your state and the perceptual vision or energetic ability associated with it. ?

I say, "There is no such thing as personal mantraMantra Sounds or words that tune or control the mind. Man means mind. Tra-ng is the wave or movement of the mind. Mantra is a wave, a repetition of sound and rhythm that directs or controls the mind. When you recite a mantra you have impact through the meridian points in the mouth, through its meaning, through its pattern of energy, through its rhythm, and through its naad - energetic shape in time. Recited correctly a mantra will activate areas of the nervous system and brain and allow you to shift your state and the perceptual vision or energetic ability associated with it. , you have five Tatvas, five elements, ether, air, water, fire, earth. And there are five sounds. Sa Ta Na Ma. We call it 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. ."

And in Bible, it is said,

'In the beginning there was a word, word was with God and word was God.'

It's the same sounds, five sounds.

Now is it religion? No. It's a science? Yes. You know you will see people chanting, Har, Har, Har. I tell them it won't work. They say why not?

One person had a quarrel with me, he said, "My Gurudev gave it to me. You are interfering with it."

I said, "I know your Gurudev gave it to you, I am not interfering, but nut you are wasting your time."

He said, "You know my Gurudev cannot be wrong."

I said, "Your Gurudev is nut. Where is he, let me talk him on the phone. I will call him, I am not afraid of your Gurudev."

He said, "How can I let my devotion be tested right now here?"

I said, "Gurudev told you to chant Har, right? But did he tell you that you have to chant that with the tip of your tongue?"

He said, "No."

I said, "That's the only addition I am making."

Chant Har by watch, by eleven minutes. And you will be extremely balanced if you do it with the tip of tongue. But if you do with lips or as a sound, it won't work, period.

MantraMantra Sounds or words that tune or control the mind. Man means mind. Tra-ng is the wave or movement of the mind. Mantra is a wave, a repetition of sound and rhythm that directs or controls the mind. When you recite a mantra you have impact through the meridian points in the mouth, through its meaning, through its pattern of energy, through its rhythm, and through its naad - energetic shape in time. Recited correctly a mantra will activate areas of the nervous system and brain and allow you to shift your state and the perceptual vision or energetic ability associated with it. is correct, your devotion is right, you are putting time into it, result is zero. Why? Because you have to understand everything has a technology. If I say, Har, it won't work, I know it. But if I say, Har, it shall work. Same time say...

You have to understand something. These sounds were given to us by our ancient people for our mental balance. It was not given to us. What is a prayer before you fold your hand and you pray before you eat? Isn't it not a very religious thing to do? Actually there is nothing religion in it. It is just to balance your five Tatvas before you receive the food so that the stomach can function absolutely without stress. And it requires about a minute of folded hands. So prayers have been made about two minutes long. Almighty God, either you do like this, this is just a pressure point. It's no big difference, Almighty God, bless me in thy heavenly light, dah, dah, dah. You watch your watch, it is about a minute and a quarter.

(Students' laughter...)

YB: That's all it's about. God is everywhere, it's not at that moment and folded hand he's going to appear. Nothing doing. But at that moment, folding the hand putting together, all that. And sometime just don't say a word, silence is the biggest language and just fold your hand and press it real tight and then eat the food, see the difference. If you can put your hand like this, tight, watch this, isn't this a Christian prayer? Indians do this, Christians do... western do like that, but doesn't matter. Question is to pressure the conches of the tip of the finger. That's what it is all about. Like this.

All right, I tell you something very funny. Get up early in the morning, lie down straight, and take your both hands and do like this for few minutes. And roll your feet simultaneously. And you will find difference between that day and yesterday when you didn't do it. You don't have to go to anybody to take ginseng and Super tea and all that stuff. And it does not take more than three minutes and you can do it right in the bed, under your blankets. Sleeping with your boyfriend. I have become very liberal. Do whatever you are doing, but when you get a chance to getup, roll the five Tatva meridians, these are called conches and move your feet just like that wherever you are, it takes exactly three minutes to balance your total body energy. Three exact minutes. And in the yogic science it is called Sukh Madavni. Churning the body for absolutely peacefulness, for comfort.

It was very funny when I came to the west fifteen-sixteen years ago, these people used to jump up like a mushroom. And I started telling them, "You should never get up, you should put your hands before your eyes, open your eyes in your hands, do this, do that." They thought I am just somebody strange.

You know if you sleep north to south you lose energy. If you sleep east to west, west to east you gain energy, do you know that. All right, isn't it surprising? Go and check your bedroom. When you sleep between North Pole and South Pole according to the magnetic field you are in absolutely with the axle.

Even today in India when somebody has to die and they want him to die in peace they put him north and south. Even today. Without knowing why. Because when you sleep north to south, you neutralize your life force for next day.

Side B

People who get heart attack and those kind of weird things, they are those who always sleep north to south, majority of their life. I am not putting any panic in you. But it's a well studied fact. Some of you must be doing lot of exercise. There is a one exercise in your own life. That is just making your whole body still and rolling it like a bundle for fifteen to eleven minutes to fifteen minutes. The entire body of you will be exercised and whatever disease it is shall say goodbye to you. There are things in your body which can take care of you also. Because body is not something which you got. It was given to you as a gift by God. It's a shell. In this shell there is a strength called mussel. In that mussel if you have little knowledge of discipline and you can add little sand, you can make a pearl. And what you call that stuff? That little shell...Student: Oyster.

YB: Which you eat. That oyster can create a pearl. But somebody has to add little sand in it. And that is called conscious living. That's called knowing yourself. That's called giving yourself a chance.

I see people going to church, I see people becoming religious, I see people doing charity, I see people doing lot of good things. But very few I see who give themselves a chance to be themselves. To my feeling God created you as you. If you do not find you within you, you have found nothing. Everything else is berserk and bizarre, it doesn't mean a thing. Therefore start working on yourself today. First eighteen years whatever you, body can handle, other eighteen years fifty-fifty, after that you got to pay it. That's how it goes.

There are three cycles of life. Life cycle is eighteen years, intelligence cycle is eleven years, 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. cycle is seven years. If there is not proportion properly you cannot be happy man doesn't matter who you are. Money can buy you services and things, it cannot buy you happiness. Your approach to life is wrong. It has to be corrected. If your growth is one unit of life, then your intelligence must grow one point three to one point six. And your consciousnessConsciousness The nature of the self and being. In the realm of nature, awareness becomes consciousness. It is from the being itself. Being is expressed in consciousness through contrasts and sensations, in awareness through merger, clarity, and reality. must grow two point three to two point seven. If that proportion is not balanced, you will not be happy person, doesn't matter who you are. Because that's the natural way of human growth. And it's extremely positive, it is extremely positive, you eat little, and you sleep little, that you don't like.

When I came here, I was told one should sleep eight hours minimum. Well, you have seen me from last sixteen years. I don't sleep eight hours at all, I am not dead. One day I have to sleep, why not to wait for that day. Because you have not developed nap sleeping. Fifteen minutes of nap sleeping gives you four hours of working capacity. And actually if you want to be honestly understood you don't sleep, you like a crocodile curl around to digest your food. True, what I am saying, it's a very, very truthful statement. You don't sleep. That lying down and going through all this curling is for food, for stomach. This is what the crocodile does, when he eats something big then it rolls on the sand to digest it. And that's what you do. And you call it a sleep. It is not sleep at all. Sleep is going right into it and coming right out of it. That is sleeping. And that you will only enjoy when you eat food which you have digested in mouth. Stomach is there to keep it and mix some juices and then the colon has to distribute it and the other stuff has to be taken out. You may be president of United States but colon is not your subject though it is in your belly, didn't it revolt.

Must understand that. That each organ of your body has its own individual identity and needs individual care. And also individual attention. And individual love. You love your stomach, fine. You don't love your thighs?

What is the most important organ in your body, can you tell me?

Student: (----).

YB: Your thighbone. Isn't shocking? There are two-three doctors sitting there too, one is laughing, smiling, what he his talking about. Well, they are my kids, they can tolerate it. Your thighbone is responsible of balancing calcium and magnesium and calcium and magnesium are responsible for all other metal balances. Isn't funny? It is. I tell you something. Can I have a volunteer just to prove this point right now. Anybody who has shorts. Is there anybody here with shorts on? Come on, come on, quick, quick. I just want to show you something very funny.

Whatever I do it to you, you don't have to worry, you keep on speaking as you feel. Okay? Nothing much, I am just touching few meridian points, no big deal. How you feel?

Student: (----).

YB: And now how you feel?

Student: (----).

YB: And now how you feel? Are you getting into deep quietness or you feel still some heaviness somewhere.

Student: (----).

YB: How you feel now?

Student: (----).

YB: Yeah, he feels loved because that was the sex point.

(Students' laughter...)

Student: It was like that.

(Students' laughter...)

YB: He is a beautiful man, but anyway. Thank you. You feel relaxed?

Student: Oh yeah, really.

YB: Didn't take more than a minute.

Our nervous system is so strong that you can't even believe it. If you want to see the God's miracle check up your nervous system sometime, it's such a beautiful system and the most beautiful part which ever could be created by Almighty God is our brain and our neuro-message Fluid and I like to have one volunteer under the age of twenty seven. Just to do something. Okay, okay, anybody under twenty seven, come on, don't hesitate. I am not dangerous tool.

Okay, after few minutes you have to start talking. It doesn't matter what you want to say. Keep talking. Start now.

Student: (----).

(Students' laughter...)

YB: Was it good?

Student: (----).

YB: Nobody is not a non-healer. Just understand the man makes the car. He makes the gas station, he makes the mechanic shop, he does the whole thing, you mean God is nuts, He is not going to take care of us. The only difference is that God has provided entire healing system within you. You heal yourself, doctor diagnoses it. I always say herb heals, God cures and doctor diagnoses. Because we sometime do not know what is wrong with us. And that's why we need to go to somebody who is expert in the field and ask him. But it's always our option whether we want to believe it or not. But one thing you have to believe,

"So shall you sow so shall you reap."

"Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."

If you want to know and want to totally sum up the 3HO teachings there is nothing more than that. These two sentences which I have spoken totally sum up the entire teachings.

"Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise."

And "So shall you sow so shall you reap."

...With the mental health, you cause a cause, you must face the effect. There is no way out. If you don't want to face the effect don't cause a cause. It's very simple. If you don't want to go through something then don't start it. Don't you ever think you are clever enough with your mental games that you can start something and then in the middle of it if you want to get out of it, you will. No, not a way. That is not. Once the psyche in the frequency it is interlocked it is the psyche interlocked at the same frequency it must have a parallel force to keep diagonal force away from it and whenever you will use the diagonal force, if it's not positive it will create rapture in your life. And the affect of that rapture on the psychic level will bring you physical sickness. There is no way out. There is no fooling around about it.

Is there somebody who is very, very stressed from last one week? I know you, forget it, you want a treatment, no way.

Okay. You know these kids of mine, they love the opportunity, they raise their hands thrice. We got him now. Lie down.

YB: You are okay? Thank you.

Anybody who is very strong and Mr. Muscle. Pumping iron, you, come on. Oh yeah, honey, don't you think you are very strong? Sit down here. Watch out how body reacts, it's worth seeing. How old you are?

Student: Thirty seven.

YB: You are stronger than me, I am double your age.

Student: (----).

YB: Now I am going to put your hand down and you are not going to let it go. You should not let it go, see don't...

(Students' laughter...)

YB: Hey! Gulshan, come here, I will show you something very funny, come quick. Take his third pulse, take his third pulse on the other hand. See what he is going through. You know, take first and second and third few pulses and... You are ready, perfect? Close your eyes and concentrate and meditate and take the name of God Almighty and bring your friends and relatives and angels and everybody down to your help. Whole lot.

Once again. Now you are best.

(Students' laughter...)

Student: (----)

YB: (?). Do your best. Now this is the last chance. Yeah. That's it. Now again, try your best, close your eyes, try your best. Good boy. Okay now, close your eyes, hold strong, ready. Same person. It is just the same person. All right, you do one thing. Can you hear me?

Student: Yes.

YB: Can you hear me now? Put your hand here and try to do your best.

(Students' laughter...)

YB: All right, again. Do you hear me? Sure? Perfect? Okay, try your best, see how you go down. Watch.

There are reflexes in the body against which you have absolutely no control. And there are sounds which connect those reflexes. So when I wanted him to win I created a sound in which his reflexes releases the energy, he was stronger than me. And the other time I created the sound where reflexes reduced the energy in him and he was weaker. That's what you are strong and weak. That's all it takes. If somebody doesn't believe it, come on. Test out. Therefore your real power is what you speak and how you speak. How the tongue makes the meridian combination.

I need another volunteer, we are running of the time, come quick. Come on, good boy.

Student: (----).

YB: (?). No, no not this way, like him, yeah, sit straight, that's fine. All right, this is your hand, put it at sixty degree, just like this, okay, and I am going to press down and you create a sound, hum, hum, hum, with your lips. Now with your lips, combine your lips and utter the word, hum, hum. Look at me, hum, hum, hum... And stand against me, I am going to push down (?) keep it up, okay, do it few times.

Okay now say with your tongue, hum, hum, hum, hum...

Thank you. The most sensitive area which can affect you totally your Neuro chemical actions and reactions is the tip of the tongue. And tongue does automatically touch the upper palate and creates the entire body reaction. That is where your health is based.

Prayer is nothing, prayer is the power, the only power you have got, and prayer is bunch of words combined together to create that combination of that energy. Word God, generating power, organizing power and destroying power. Take three letters, put them together, it's God. And word good, they add another O and make it good, God is good. All right speak it like this, God, God, don't use lips, God, God is good.

Students: God, God is good...

YB: Now don't use lips. Say it like this...

Students: God is good.

YB: Okay, now say it, God is good. See the difference in your energy. You see it, don't ask me. If you just use tongue and say the word God is good, you can excel. Because when you use tongue you are speaking from the navel pointNavel Point The sensitive area of the body near the umbilicus that accumulates and stores life force. It is the reserve energy from this area that initiates the flow of the Kundalini energy from the base of the spine. If the navel area is strong, your vital force and health are also strong. , the third ChakraChakra , Chaakra The word connotes a wheel in action. It usually refers to the seven primary energy centers in the aura that align along the spine from its base to the top of the skull. Each chakra is a center of consciousness with a set of values, concerns, and powers of action associated with it. . When you use lips you are using the first ChakraChakra , Chaakra The word connotes a wheel in action. It usually refers to the seven primary energy centers in the aura that align along the spine from its base to the top of the skull. Each chakra is a center of consciousness with a set of values, concerns, and powers of action associated with it. , that's mean expression. That's mean energy let go out. That means it creates the energy. The words are the same. How you pronounce it? I love you. Speak it with the tongue. I love you...

Students: I love you...

YB: Ahaa, I love you... back of the tongue will come up. It is the sixteenth meridian it will touch. I laaaa... I love you...uuuuu... I love you.

Students: I love you...

YB: No, no, no, it doesn't sound right, I understand that. But just for... I mean, you must understand if you are lovesick how you are going to heal. There is nothing to heal. There is no medicine. Don't be crazy. You can heal by your own word. I love you. Say it.

Students: I love you.

YB: You are totally alone, you can say it, nobody hears, it helps you. But otherwise say it, I love you. Means nothing. In one word you give energy to focus on other person, it's called projectivity, it is the right brain combination. In other words it's creating energy, it is left brain combination. Initial brain and projectile brain. Both brains work for each other, but one is one the other is other. You understand that? Say it. Simple. Don't hurt me.

Students: Don't hurt me.

YB: Right? Now say it with the tongue. Don't hurt me.

Students: Don't hurt me.

YB: And sometime try to watch the other person will totally go away. After all what are you? You are just a living psyche. You are no different. Just say I am not afraid.

Students: I am not afraid.

YB: And say with your tongue. I am not afraid.

Students: I am not afraid.

YB: Don't you feel the difference? It looks funny right? But it works.

The basic psyche of you is complete. It is given to you by God, it is totally yours and because you are created in the image of God and by the perfect one and by the only one, therefore there is nothing more beautiful, more better and more beneficent than you. That's the fundamental law. Therefore please remember, if you love yourself then you can love everybody. If you can serve yourself you can serve everybody. And if you can live yourself you can live with everybody. It is you and you alone which is the object and which is the subject, without recognizing the fact you are nothing but small or a big yoyo.

We have fifteen to twenty minutes for questions and answers, and I think if anybody in the audience wants to say something and ask any question. But my concluding line is you are all here to be healthy and within you is the entire ancient knowledge of serving you. Go deep within and enjoy your life. It is one time gift, it will never come back again. Don't lose it, misuse it and spoil it for any cost. Go ahead, floor is yours now. Hey you can ask this question home.

Student: Could you explain what effect Halley comet will bring to planet earth?

YB: Halley comet, the guy which is coming? It is going to mess us up. You know what I told you last time that it's a very fantastic thing, on one side it's Los Alamos where we made the atom bomb and the other side of the hill 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. Guru Ram Das Fourth Guru of the Sikhs. Guru Ram Das Puri Summer Solstice Sadhana Celebration site, in the foothills of the Jemez Mountains, about a half an hour north of the Aashram. Ram DasGuru Ram Das Fourth Guru of the Sikhs. Guru Ram Das Puri Summer Solstice Sadhana Celebration site, in the foothills of the Jemez Mountains, about a half an hour north of the Aashram. PuriGuru Ram Das Puri Summer Solstice Sadhana Celebration site, in the foothills of the Jemez Mountains, about a half an hour north of the Aashram. , where we come and pray, do you understand the balance. If we start next year coming over there, just to pray, not anything else I think we can we can do something better. Otherwise that prophecy that fire shall fall from the heavens, and will turn all into ashes and those who shall die shall be blessed, others shall seek death and will not come to them, may come true. I am not prophesizing, but I am just telling you what I read.

And there is a George Washington prediction you can get a copy of that too. I think it's for the the all mankind to pray. And you have to pray around Los Alamos where we created the first monster of destruction. I don't believe in just blocking the roads and creating that civil disobedience and all that, that's not right. That's not, that's not real. I think the only thing when all people in New Mexico should make one day. You owe it. Those who live in New Mexico. That everybody should dedicate one day in a year, that day you should all pray that we should never be subject to the atomic war. We should all do that. Every American should do it. We are God loving people, why should we die? Turn into ashes for what? This is a monstrous death energy, it doesn't mean you are good or bad, only it is going to eat up good faster than the bad. I don't think we should, we want to give it a chance.

Comet is on its way. And this time it is coming in a diagonal force, not good. It is going to change the weather, it is going to change the productivity. It is going to change the mental attitude. Or we have not yet recovered from that little Kahoutek tail type thing, we are still in trouble. Not a... Majority of the female menstruation are messed up. Majority of the children are going berserk. That was enough. And this guy is not welcomed. Well, it's coming. It's not a problem. But we should not be afraid of it, I think the time is just to exercise our own divine power and get going.

Man has always made God to change His plans. I always believe it. If it is true God is born on earth in one form or another, whatever. If it is true, then what. It needs one woman, one prayer and that's it.

So long the born of the woman will not respect the woman there shall not be peace on this earth. And now the time has come that we need that respect, that prayer. It's a fundamental conflict. Let him come, I will see what it does. Yeah.

Student: (----).

YB: Why he did that? Just to have somebody with a definite ego and energy.

Student: (----).

YB: To what? To doing what?

Student: (----).

YB: Balancing her energy so that she can become just who she is. You are always beaten up by the environments and circumstances and funny vibrations, just smooth it out. Yes.

Student: You mentioned prayer several times, would you say something one more time about prayer.

YB: Prayer is the only power which man has. That's the only communication between man and God and it is where we put our head and heart together before our own Infinity, because God is not outside us. But it's the time, it's the energy we give to it. In that consolidated solitude when we pray to Almighty God, to Jesus Christ, 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. Guru Nanak First Guru of the Sikhs. NanakGuru Nanak First Guru of the Sikhs. , to BuddhaBuddha An enlightened one; founder of the Buddhist faith. , doesn't matter what identity you take, what shape you take. My philosophy is aspirin is aspirin, doesn't matter how you pack it. So basically God is God and you are you, it is between you and God, how you want to pray it. Just pray. That works. It works for me, I don't know why should not work for anybody else. I don't know anything else to do.

When I get caught from every side I just sit down and say hey, this is it. And somehow He pulls up. Everywhere, God is everywhere. Prayer is the most beautiful thing. If you can quote on me on that prayer is...

... who prays, when, where, why, in which church, under which tree, whether your legs are up, your head is down, your head is up, legs down, that is your paraphernalia. I am not accustomed to that. I am not satisfied that you have to do this whole stuff first and then do prayer. Actually prayer comes from heart and head together that you don't even know what posture you are in. Just pray. Many times people come to me, they say "I am in a terrible shape, I am this and that and I know I am useless. I know it. I am not lying to you."

Once I went to Mexico and about thousand people surrounded me, 'maestro, maestro, maestro...' I asked the girl, I said, "What is going on?"

She said, "Somebody has told them you are a healer, you heal them."

I said, "I am no healer," and they won't let me come. They totally surrounded me. There was no way out, now I wanted to get out and go away and they said, "No you got to heal us." And you know these Mexicans are so loving, I couldn't do a thing. They all kneeled down and touched me here and heal me... It was a great experience for me, first time I went to Mexico city in that conference. And there is a Mexican healer sitting by your side, just touch his hand, see how heat comes out of his hands. He is the most powerful guy I have got.

But I am just explaining to you, 'heal me, heal me, heal me,' and I thought of a plan I said, "All right, everybody come into a Tantric circle." So in twenty minutes I think they organized themselves and I told them to keep speaking something and that gave me a release you know, I was by myself. To my own shock people left their those sticks and everything and they started walking. I couldn't believe it myself. I can't. Even today I am shocked. Everybody got healed, right before me. And I said, look, "What a idiot I am, I should have said yes, you are healed, matter would have ended." But I didn't have that much faith then. Now I don't care, I go in Mexico they say, heal me, and I say, you are healed and they get healed. I am so quick now...

(Students' laughter...)

YB: I don't even wait a minute, because I know if I am going to wait he is going to bow down and there is three hundred dollars worth of his suit and pant is going to all torn in the mud. They just kneel, they just sit, they don't care what they are wearing, they don't know who they are. They just 'maestro,' moment they look at me, they say, 'heal me,' I say, 'yeah, yeah, healed, healed, (?).' And it works. I don't know what works. Somebody should investigate it. That's the way it is. I think their own prayer works, I am just an instrument. I don't do a thing. But it's good to go to Mexico city and feel humble. It's good, it's very good. They are beautiful people.

Look at this guy, see how he is looking at me, look at his eyes, how much love he has got and I will tell him, "Heal me." His touch, there is God in his hands. I don't have to... He didn't go to any university and he didn't do anything, just he is that he is. It works.

"Faith moves the mountains, otherwise stones are heavier."

(Students' laughter...)

YB: Sorry to tell you that. I learnt it, I couldn't believe it. I never knew before that that I can do things which I can do now. It's amazing. I learnt myself. These people are fantastic.

Once a year I go to Mexico, I have fun of my life, you can't believe it. Everybody and next year they come at me, 'you healed me, now this is my daughter, this is my son, this is my son-in-law, this is my grandson, this is my husband, this is my husband, ex-husband, this is my third husband, we are not divorced but we are married, we are not married...' I don't know what they say. But there comes the whole family and they are right there. And just who is me. And you know what I do at that time? I say, "God, now take care of yourself. If these guys are not going to get healed, you are going to get messed up. So got to work fast." And it works.

Honest to God, my prayer has become very unconventional and absolutely hippie. I have become a flower children quite late. Now I say, the vibes are with you. Doesn't matter what I say, it works anyway. It's very fascinating to see God in everybody. And if you really want to see God, see Him in your enemy. That's real. That is the fun. Don't feel, you know, overdone when somebody praise you. And don't go under when somebody insult you. Because it is God which is insulting, it is God which is appreciating. Because when you go to a movie house you don't run into that curtain and tear it apart. You sit on the chair and watch what's going on. And that is the most healing thing in life. The most healing thing in your life is watch what is going on. Be a good audience and I can bet with you everything is going to be all right.

Yes my dear.

Student: (----).

YB: Oh when you teach to somebody and you don't want to heal each other or yourself for anybody, but when you want to... I have done my Ph.D. in psychology of communication. When you want to be effective and you want to win, use your tip of tongue. But when you want to relax and talk, talk normal.

Yeah.

Student: (----).

YB: Pardon?

Student: (----).

YB: That is a personal choice. How important it is?

Student: Yeah.

YB: It is just like going to a university and having a degree, you need somebody as a teacher to be sure that you graduated. Isn't that important? If I go to university, keep on going, never pass, never fail, never have a degree who knows who am I. Somebody has to qualify you.

Student: (----).

YB: I couldn't do my Ph.D. by myself. I worked hard, I submitted my paper, I was examined, I was asked to defend my theses and they really tear me apart and in the end they signed the paper. I don't think there is any other way.

Did you learn how to go to potty by yourself? Ask your mother.

(Students' laughter...)

YB: She was your first teacher, why she was so essential. You know. You forget. In our life everywhere there is a teacher waiting, serving, doing. Sometime we are grateful, sometime we are not. I have learnt from a tree; deeper the roots are, better you can toss your head. You can learn from the redwood tree.

First time I came to California, they took me to that red forest, I said, "Wow, what a great teacher it is."

They said, "Who?"

They thought I am the only one, I said, "No, look at this guy. He is pretty deep, pretty strong, well built, very tall and how he is tossing his head. You can learn."

But you got to learn. That's why God created this whole universe. That's what Ek Ong Kar means, from one the entire universe has been created. The idea is to understand and learn and then experience and then qualify yourself.

There she has come.

(Students' laughter...)

YB: I definitely believe that the purpose of life is to enjoy life and I am very sure that happiness is our birthright. After these two statements you will ask me how.

"So shall you sow so shall you reap, please don't sow what you don't want to reap."

And how you can be that intelligent?

"Early to bed, early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise."

Thanks for the day.

(Applause...)

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