Los Angeles Lecture

 
Date:
February 18, 1985
Location:
Los Angeles, CA
 
 
 
 

Give it back by my chair. We have a very serious situation in United States, much more serious that we even understand it. If you really focus yourself and study yourself in your mind, why people are unhappy? You will reach a point to feel, well, they are unhappy, just period. You can't do a thing to anybody but if you understand where we have gone wrong? After all we are two hundred year old nation, we have three thousand miles across borders, we are the biggest power on the Earth, we all came here for religious reasons, we suffered, we fought, we conquered, now we have the capacity to conquer the whole world or be conquered by the whole world, we are unable to decide yet. But we are unhappy. Is there anyway that we can be happy? No. We won't be unhappy. Within ourself, we will be unhappy around us, within ourself and for all the purposes, what is the reason? We know very well, we understand very well.

The problem is, when we came here in this country, we became guerillas. Hide, fight and win. Hide, attack and win. It gave us not only victory, it gave us what you call is national identity and exactly that is how we won our independence, is that true or not? Now, when we go into the psychology back to as many years as we can go, what is now we are doing in family life? Hide, attack and win. What we are doing in our relationship? Hide, attack and win. What we are doing between student and teacher? Hide, attack and... Name anything. That thing works subconsciously through everything of ours. That's why, we have developed a subversive conscious authority in between us, who are you? Why should I have to believe you, why I have to trust you? We hide the purpose, attack the person, shake him up and try to win, there is no rational behavior, there is no logic in it. That's why, we all divorce, we can leave, we can start allover again, we can do so many things but everything is unhappy. Rich here is unhappy, poor here is unhappy, black is unhappy, white is unhappy, yellow is unhappy, married is unhappy, divorced is unhappy, one who has twenty boyfriends is unhappy, one who has no boyfriends is unhappy, is there anybody who is happy? No. We cannot confront anybody because we do not want to take responsibility and we want to win. What they call covert diplomacy?

The essential part of our life is to live and let live, not to win or lose. Life has become win, win and win. All right, you win, then you must carry the load. There is a tremendous amount of imbalance, you win, you conquer, you become victorious and then you have to carry the load, you have to carry the administration and equal power of what you have is equal what you have to lose. That's why, when you expand and expand and expand and expand, the control becomes limited, limited and limited to a point, when you have a total expansion and no control. It has happened to all empires, it has happened to all kingdoms, it has happened to all businesses, it has happened to everything. That's why, man has developed different methods and one of the method is, what they call it when they give you have the same business, same title but Franchise. You adhere to basic rules but you own that thing. It is the via media of independence and independent control and coordinating control by the central policy.

So what is that Franchise game? Give and take. Why it was essential? Because we wanted to succeed, we want to be successful, we want to grow. But we want to be on the national and international level. We want to have dreams and we want to fulfill all dreams. It's all right to dream, it is all right to fulfill dreams but that doesn't mean that you should lose reality, you lose the touch with reality. You want to listen to mind, fine, your mind will play games, then you play your mental games, it's okay but what about your soul, that does not, that doesn't go well, when you tolerate you are not soul, don't relate to it, suffocate it, let it go. You are alive because of your soul. You do not allow yourself to live. You betray your basic concept of life, you don't create balance between your soul, mind and body. How can you find without that harmony, any harmony around you, ask you this question consciously. Ask this question personally. When you become emotional, you become equally conscious, that you are emotional. When you become angry, you become conscious that you are angry? Do you filter your involvements through 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. ? Does your involvements are governed and supervised by your conscious capacity.

In other words are you willing to admit you are dumb and neurotic and you have no sensitivity of any goodness or any good faculty in you? The pain you cause to yourself is, not only you cause your pain to your body, your mind and to your soul, you cause the pain to your totality. And if you do not let yourself live, how you can let anything else live. That's the question, that's the direct question. If you not relate to your soul, how you can relate to your soul mate? You have to realize the faculty in you, progressive faculty. The progressive faculty in you is whatever comes to you and whatever you want to deal with, you have the right to but it doesn't mean, that if you ask 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. to answer it, you have become a slave or you have become, you have undermined yourself.

Most of the time, when you are not obnoxious, you feel you have lost something. True. If you are not angry for a longtime, you think you are worth nothing. If you don't brag yourself and be macho. In fifteen years in my experience in this country, I have found out something very wonderful. People want to love you and then hurt you, just to draw attention. Just to draw attention. Reality is not the pattern of life. It's the attention, which is the pattern of life, now what a shallow life that is. Even people who live in hell, live better than that. If you sit one day and watch your all activity and write it down and figure it out, what you did for attention and what you really did for because you were supposed to do, you will be shocked. You don't have to ask me.

Life is a living phenomena, life is a truthful reality. Life has to have some base, sub-foundation and when you do not have your foundation, you want everybody to lean on you, everybody to trust you, everybody to communicate with you, everybody to love you, everybody to be friendly with you, what are you talking about? You can't carry your weight, you can't carry 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 cannot carry your honesty, you cannot carry your truth, you cannot carry your emotions, you cannot carry your relationship and you want everybody to call you a saint, perfect being, holiest of the holy? What are you doing to yourself?

All right first you are children, you are ignorant, then you are youthful you are ignorant, then you are mature, you are ignorant, then you are old, you are ignorant, what a joke of ignorance hah, everything is ignorant. The only question you ask anybody, I don't know, why don't you get up for 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 don't know. Why don't you brush your teeth? I don't know. Why don't you eat healthy thing? I don't know. Why you abuse your wife? I don't know. Why you hate your husband? I don't know. What a gorilla answer. What a escapism, in God we trust but escapism is our religion and you know escapism in communication is the worst mental state of disease. Not along your mental faculty to answer the reality or confronting the life is the worst disease a person is in. Because you are training yourself to not confront.

All right, somebody said, "I want to be your student."

I said, "Yeah, what do you want to do?"

"I want to be enlightened."

I said, "You can be enlightened."

He said, "How?"

I said, "In the daytime when the sun comes the light comes, be enlightened, at the night when sun goes sleep, rest and be fresh next morning." That's all enlightenment is. When there is a light, be the light, when there is no light, just calm down, rest, relax. Is it simple? Can you do it? No. At night you spin weird stuff. You want something. When it is a time to calm down, sun comes at 3 a.m. that's the time to get up, sun comes at 3 p.m. that's the time to relax. Nature has not done anything to you. All right, don't talk about me, I want to die with my boots on, I have a job to do. Then you can ask, I have a job to do too. Well, I am Mahan TantricMahan Tantric A Master of White Tantric Yoga. This title and function was bestowed upon Yogi Bhajan in 1971. There is only one Mahan Tantric alive on the earth at any one time. , you are not. But when we are going to become Mahan TantricMahan Tantric A Master of White Tantric Yoga. This title and function was bestowed upon Yogi Bhajan in 1971. There is only one Mahan Tantric alive on the earth at any one time. ? Well, disciple follow the discipline becomes the master. Are you following the discipline? Are you the disciple? Arey, learn from this oil companies, they put hot water into the ground and they get the oil out, right? Pressure is pressure in equal, that's called new theory of extraction, maximum extraction, that's what they do, send hot water in, get all the out, all oil out, right? Put something, get something. "I don't like discipline."

I said, "Don't like it, so shall you sow, so shall you reap, be crazy insane, run around, fine, I am available, I am available, I need a boyfriend, I am alone," prostitute yourself. Then also sing the song, when I will be sixty-four, will you need me, will you feed me? Sure. You won't have anybody around.

One person said, "I think, we can create relationship."

I said, "You are funny." You do not know what relationship is. Within my ten years I have seen, all her eight husbands and she married eight men. She married all rich men, she was very charming, beautiful woman, she married all rich men and divorced them, took all the money and the children and the child support, she was very rich, by that virtue and she said, "Yogiji, I don't believe what you teach is truth."

I said, "Yeah, what are my lies, explain it to me."

She said, "I have married eight men, I select people and I live with them on average three years."

I said, "Good, very, very programmed situation, good."

"Then I divorce them. Within three years, I study them and their weaknesses, then I get what I want and then I always have a child one or two."

I said, "Yeah, I know you have seven children and you get lot of child support and you are very good."

She said, "What can happen to me?"

I said, "Let these children grow, I will tell you what happens to you." Within my own time, I have seen, one day she ran away in a housecoat, from her own villa. Her three sons and two daughters were after her and they wanted to do nothing but cut her neck and drink her blood, they got so mad at her. She left this country, she is not here anymore and she called me from another land, "What happened to me?"

I said, "Your own born became your enemies."

There are three worst things you can do, your own born become your enemies, your own friend feels betrayed by you 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. feel suffocated. These are three treacheries, when you call somebody friend and do not live up to it, you call yourself conscious person and betray it and you have given a gift of a child and you dump that child's future for any emotional, rational or irrational reasons. These are called Akashic treacheries.

I am asking you a simple question, life is a simple challenge. Do you want to deal with it? You want to deal it like a tidal wave, the tide comes in, tide goes out, that's what you are. When the tide will come, the ships will come and tide is out, ships are out and after a while, when you do not live with 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. , 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. does not live with you. There is a very big fight between 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 commotions. When you relate to commotions in life and not to 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. , later on 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. relate to you at all and commotional life is nothing but a very unhappy, coincident of human beauty and living hell. You cannot do anything to anybody, but you can give yourself a conscious chance, a conscious chance.

Somebody's house in fire, fire brigade is going. 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. is in fire, you don't care.

Side B

It's very nonrealistic. I challenge you that there is nothing wrong with you. I challenge you, there cannot be wrong with you, I also challenge you there was no wrong with you, then where is the wrong? Wrong is that you even do not consider 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. as your friend, as part of your life, the only gift God gave you. Why you expect? Then everything will be all right. Somebody asked me, "What 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. does?"

I said, "Nothing."

He said, "But it must be doing something, you all the time say, 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. , there must be something 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. does."

I said, "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 a conscious victory, over self-laziness and ignorance."

"Why?"

I say, "If one-tenth of money, you give in the name of God to 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. because 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. is on the Earth, God shall give you hundred percent, one-tenth of time, you give to the God, 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. on the Earth. Hundred percent your time shall be good. You do one-tenth of your service, health to the God in 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. , hundred percent your health will be all right. Whatever belongs not to you, if you consciously can give, you will get hundred percent. It's a law of 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. ."

"Why everybody doesn't do it?"

I said, "Then we should close all hospitals?"

"Why we are not living consciously?"

"Because it is given to us and we don't value it."

"Why we live emotionally?"

"Because it draws attention, it freaks out our dear ones. We enjoy it because it's a breakdown. We love to live stupid."

Why in the evening everybody wants bourbon on the rock, can you explain to me? Because they are down, they want something up. Well, in the night, in the evening, you are tired, you are down, it's all right, take a bath and sleep, have a nap. No, you can't even take rest. Sun, the Almighty the source of light and life has gone to rest. Sun has set. You enjoy the sunset but why you don't set. Why at the evening you don't read rehirasRehiras One of the daily prayers of the Sikhs, recited in the evening which adding energy to one's being. , why don't you close your eyes and why don't you go inward, why in the morning you have gone outward, why it is not time to connect the inward? You can't do it because 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. said it and you don't want to hear it.

Why at night before going to deep sleep to get rid of all that unfortunate pressure on the body and twisting and tanning and all that and all that metabolism going through the pain, why don't you read your own kirtan solah? Get into that musical rhythm and put your head on the pillow, so that you can enjoy the sleep. Heart doesn't sleep, if heart sleep, you will be dead, brain doesn't sleep, you will be dead, it is that intuitive self, which comes through and give you virtual rest through the brain activity because everything non-essential slows down. What do you mean in sleep you think you don't move your body? You move left, right, up, down, belly, this and that, you go through all the changes because that's how we digest our food. At night, there is about fifteen hundred calorie is used during the day and night through all the process. That's why I say, if you are fat, take a thousand-calorie diet, you will be just, you know you will be okay. Plus exercise, burn two, three, hundred calories more, then you will be super okay. But that's not what you totally are. It's a matter of consciousnessConsciousness The nature of the self and being. In the realm of nature, awareness becomes consciousness. It is from the being itself. Being is expressed in consciousness through contrasts and sensations, in awareness through merger, clarity, and reality. , when you want to reduce your weight and be light or you want to put weight on yourself and be heavy? Everybody they say, I want to be smart but what dummy you smart are, tell me? You are not smart with yourself. You may be smart with the whole world, I may go and give everybody everything, when I come home, my own pet is hungry and thirsty and looks at me, meow! You know what a curse that is? You pay attention to the whole world and you want the entire ten worlds pay attention to you, you are arrogantly ignorant about yourself and you have no respect for the self and you want self-respect? Are you kidding, do you know what self-respect is, when you pay respect to yourself. You don't pay respect to yourself who you want to pay?

You know what is a self-respect is? Getting under the shower and massaging the body. That's a self-respect, isn't that true? Hah? Washing your hair and drying them properly, it's a very self-respecting act. Putting lot of cold water on your eyes and bringing them to calmness, it's a very self-respect act. Brushing your teeth and taking your time and doing it very calmly and quietly, so that they may be well done, very self-respect. Cleaning your monkey glands, it's highly self-respect act. Do you respect your those muscle which do not get otherwise intunement? Do you pay respect to your stomach? Constant furnace, never get rest, never.

It's very funny. I said today, I said, "I will go on a semi fast."

Everybody alerted, "What?"

"I will be just semi fast, not fast, semi fast."

You know people do not like these Hindus, I like them. They are good. In Hindu 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. there is a one thing, one day a week, somehow they don't let you eat for one reason or the other. Somebody is not eating on Monday, some not eating Tuesday, one day they don't eat, just, just, just this is a part of their life and on the eleventh day of the moon, they don't eat, on the full moon, they will never eat. A good practicing Hindu will never eat on Pooranmaasi on full moon. That's why they never commit suicide. Eleventh day of the moon, they don't eat, they have tremendous endurance and one day a week they fast, their digestive system never goes wrong, it's very funny to watch.

Look at the Moslem, they come from a country where they have nothing, no vegetable grows you know, they eat meat all the time, sheep, goat, goat, sheep, that's in between. But in their religion there is very funny thing, thirty days they can't eat anything during the day, they have to eat early in the morning, before the sunrise and they have to eat late in the evening, when they can see the star or the moon or something like that, you know and they can't even drink water, nothing. You know what this means only, nothing, it gives the body total tremendous endurance and when you have not to eat whole day then you have to calm down yourself. You can't be exited, you can't be obnoxious, you can't be angry, you can't create a hassle, so once in lifetime for thirty days you just totally have conscious control, I think for other eleven months you will definitely have a conscious control.

Every woman who comes to Ladies Camp survive very well. If it is left to their husband and they can afford it, they will send their wives almost every three months to Ladies Camp. Self-respect and homage to our consciousnessConsciousness The nature of the self and being. In the realm of nature, awareness becomes consciousness. It is from the being itself. Being is expressed in consciousness through contrasts and sensations, in awareness through merger, clarity, and reality. is a first basic tenant that you have decided to live and let yourself live. Charity begins from home, live and let live, start with yourself and not with your neighbors, when you start with yourself, your neighbor will see it and realize it for themself. When the sunrises in spite of all clouds and all storm, people call it day. We will discuss that tomorrow.

(Students singing, 'May the longtime sunshine upon you...')

Blessed be thy soul, blessed be thy 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 blessed be thy projection and your priorities in which we serve thy self, the biggest gift given to you by God, the being, and each one within the time and space, who serves his own being, finds the reality and depth and the riches of the God, in the creative world and thus created peace for himself and herself and for the entire surrounding and generations. Whosoever can put, the knowledge of self-respect can find the self-peace and self-attainment and the ecstasy of God consciousnessConsciousness The nature of the self and being. In the realm of nature, awareness becomes consciousness. It is from the being itself. Being is expressed in consciousness through contrasts and sensations, in awareness through merger, clarity, and reality. , in blessing, brings the bliss to those, who have related to themself as the gift of God. May we all pray in the name of Almighty, through the word 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 we learn to grow with self-respect, paying homage to the very self. SatSat Existence; what is; the subtle essence of Infinity itself. Sat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. Sat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. NamSat Naam , Sat Nam The essence or seed embodied in form; the identity of truth. When used as a greeting it means "I greet and salute that reality and truth which is your soul." It is called the Bij Mantra - the seed for all that comes. Naam , Nam The manifested identity of the essence. The word derives from Naa-ay-ma , which means "that which is not, now is born." A Naam gives identity, form, and expression to that which was only essence or subtle before. It is also referred to as the Word. .

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

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